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Abducted by Veerappan, 18 years in jail, he finds freedom on stage
Wed, Aug 31, 2016

The three were promised freedom in 15 days, but ended up as Veerappan’s “aides” for the next 18 months before they were allowed to surrender as part of a deal struck by the outlaw and police.

Medical admission fraud: SRM Group founder offers to deposit Rs 69 crore collected from 111 MBBS aspirants
Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Senior lawyer R C Paul Kanagaraj, representing students and parents who did not get the seats despite paying money, opposed the offer, demanding that the money be returned to the students.

Chennai: MBBS students who threw dog from terrace to pay Rs 2 lakh fine
Wed, Aug 31, 2016

The incident was reported after students uploaded the video on social media, where they were seen throwing the dog from the terrace.

Jayalalithaa suspends two senior IAS officers
Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Sources said Ganandesikan’s suspension was a result of certain decisions on power tenders and contracts during his tenure as the Chief Secretary in the previous regime.

Capitation fee row: SRM Chancellor TR Pachamuthu arrested by Chennai police
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

SRM University Chancellor TR Pachamuthu was arrested by Chennai police following complaints from parents of more than 100 students who had paid capitation fee for medical seats

Tamil writer Perumal Murugan breaks his silence, will return with 200 poems
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

The first to be released will be a collection of 200 “secret” poems that he wrote — originally for his own reading — over the months of self-imposed exile, Murugan said.

Perumal Murugan: I didn’t know who my enemy was, didn’t know whom to testify against
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

In his first interview since self-imposed break, the Tamil author shares his views on writing and freedom.

Three years after her daughter’s death at Kerala priest’s residence, mother takes on Catholic church
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Three years later, Roselin’s fight against the powerful Catholic Church for allegedly colluding to cover up the “murder” of her 17-year-old daughter has reached a key turning point.

DMK legislators suspended after ruckus over MK Satlin’s road trip
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

Despite DMK MLA’s complaints on Speaker’s biased rulings, Stalin apologised on Tuesday, an unusual show of etiquette “to maintain the decorum".

Late Tamil lyricist Na Muthukumar’s letter to his son will leave you in tears
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

"Travel a lot, these journeys will be your eyes watching your back," Late Tamil lyricist Na Muthukumar’s letter to his son is beautiful.

PM Modi, President Putin dedicate Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant to nation
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the nuclear plant, built in collaboration with Russia, is a celebration of the friendly ties between the two countries.

Insider role under lens in Tamil Nadu daring train heist
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Few officials knew of cash transfer, and details of the coach: Investigators

Five facts about Kudankulam nuclear power plant
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin will virtually commission Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Unit-I, jointly through a video conferencing by PM Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday.

Five Dalit kids booked under POCSO in Tamil Nadu: Education officer echoes police, says ‘minor scuffle’
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

In the village, representatives of both Thevars and Dalits blamed the other community for purportedly using the police to their advantage.

Tamil Nadu: Rs 5.75 crore stolen from RBI’s ‘money train’
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

The RBI was transporting Rs 342 crore worth used currency notes from Salem to Chennai on three special coaches of Salem-Chennai Egmore Express train.

Tamil Nadu: MLA gives school scuffle caste colour, 5 Dalit children booked under POCSO
Tue, Aug 09, 2016

Police said the parents of the Dalit children were daily-wage labourers, including some working in Kerala, while the Thevar children, too, hailed from poor families of farm-workers.

Puducherry: As MLAs line up at L-G Kiran Bedi’s door, CM says no war with her
Sun, Aug 07, 2016

The AAP was among the first to point out that the controversy has shades of the confrontation between Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and the Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi.

Campus magazine ‘critical’ of government: After BJP protest, HRD ministry, L-G Bedi ask varsity to explain
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

The magazine, which called research scholar Rohith Vemula’s death an institutional murder, was released by a senior official of Hyderabad Central University — Dean of Students’ Welfare Prakash Babu, who was blamed for acting against Dalit students even after Vemula’s death. The magazine was released last week.

Minor girl dies after suffering 80 per cent burns in stalker attack
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

It was on Saturday afternoon, the girl was attacked by a 30-year-old man who set himself and her ablaze for spurning him.

BJP protests, Pondicherry University stops magazine distribution
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

On Monday, leaders of BJP’s Puducherry unit had organised a sit-in protest in front of the university gate, where they burnt copies of the magazine, Widerstand, which means “resistance” in German.

Hillary Clinton’s candidature thanks to Jayalalithaa, says AIADMK MLA
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

“In America's Presidential election, for the first time a woman candidate is contesting and the complete reason for that is Amma (Jayalalithaa),” Ramu said on Tuesday during his speech in the Tamil Nadu Assembly.

AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa says my leader slapped me, Jayalalithaa sacks her
Sun, Aug 07, 2016

On Saturday, Pushpa had said she had slapped Siva after he had “spoken badly” about her party and its leader.

Sacked for slapping DMK leader, Rajya Sabha MP Sasikala claims AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa hit her
Mon, Aug 01, 2016

Sasikala Pushpa appeared in Rajya Sabha claiming she is being forced to resign from the constitutional post

Tamil Nadu: Tribal women accuse forest officers of sexual harassment
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Volunteers of the All India Democratic Women’s Association last week visited the village, and helped the victims file their complaint with the SP and the Collector.

Kept out of temples, 250 Dalit families in Tamil Nadu look to Islam
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

At Pazhangkallimedu village in Nagapattinam district, 180 Dalit families have been denied permission by the Hindus to perform rituals during the temple festival.

Up to Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan to take my advice, says Harvard professor Gita Gopinath
Wed, Jul 27, 2016

Making it clear that she is taking the assignment seriously, Gopinath said she hopes to play a convening role to connect various state departments.

Madras HC turns a fortress, lawyers protest outside court
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Police and security officials screened the lawyers and let in only those who had cases listed for the day.

Wage hike after 12 yrs, but Tamil Nadu garment unit owners protest
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

While garment unit owners maintain that the industry is struggling, trade union leaders have argued that units where trade unions exist already pay a minimum wage of Rs 10,000 or above, and still make profit.

Bar CounciI suspends 105 lawyers from Tamil Nadu
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

The lawyers were suspended for “regularly creating problems in administration of justice and in due discharge of the duties of the genuine practising lawyers”, said a BCI statement.

Kerala’s new financial adviser: Questions in CPM over Pinarayi’s Harvard pick Gita Gopinath
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

‘She is one of the leading world economists with roots in Kerala. What is wrong in asking her views,’ says Chief Minister.

Kabali week and Rajinikanth fans have just one wish: We just want to meet him
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Kabali star Rajnikanth and his fans: All we need is for him to dedicate a month to his fans, visiting the cities and towns and villages of Tamil Nadu, so we get a photo with him, a selfie.

Rajinikanth’s Kabali: Backroom script of movie has a Dalit subtext
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Kabali releases today: With his 2014 movie Madras, director Pa Ranjith had triggered a debate on using cinema as a medium to tackle the representation of Dalits in Tamil cinema.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Madras HC disposes of Nalini’s petition for early release
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Justice M Sathyanarayanan said “there cannot be such a kind of direction (to the Governor)” as it would amount to directing the Governor to perform his constitutional function in a particular manner.

As Kabali fever grips Tamil Nadu, everyone is making a killing
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Ticket prices for the first two or three days have gone from Rs 300 to Rs 500 in many places except multiplexes in Chennai city.

The rogue’s gallery: Subhash Kapoor and India’s stolen artefacts
Sun, Jul 17, 2016

Four years after Subhash Kapoor was arrested and extradited, a string of idols returned to PM Modi by countries abroad have been linked to him. The Indian Express on the 68-yr-old in Trichy prison whose story just keeps growing.

Looking for God’s own country
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Many worry if the disappearance of the 21 is another sign of radicalisation.