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Tamil Nadu: Ahead of polls, panchayat posts 'sold off' for Rs 65 lakh, Collector orders probe

December 10, 2019 10:22 pm

In a video doing the rounds on social media, the villagers, from Cuddalore district, can purportedly be heard saying they will not file any other nominations if the sitting president and vice-president agree to pay the decided amount.

Tamil Nadu: At this store, buy a smartphone, get 1 kg onion free

December 09, 2019 8:46 pm

Saravana Kumar (35), who runs the shop in Thalaiyari Street in Pattukotai, said the strategy had paid off and earned him lots of customers in the past few days. “Generally mobile shops tend to give charger or earphones as an offer during the festive season. I tried something out of the box and it worked," he said.

Tamil Nadu universities put up good show in Swachh Campus survey

December 07, 2019 9:23 pm

Seven universities and colleges under the UGC and AICTE in the State were ranked among the 48 awardees this year.

Tamil Nadu: Several tons of garbage dumped in Vellar River near Cuddalore

December 06, 2019 10:40 pm

The incident comes a few days after the Marina beach in Chennai was frothing with toxic foam.

Days after praising MK Stalin, Tamil Nadu BJP vice-president joins DMK

December 05, 2019 3:51 pm

Arasa Kumar had stoked controversy on Sunday after praising Stalin at a wedding function of DMK MLA Periyannan Arasu’s daughter. He had said the DMK chief was the only person who deserved the post of the chief minister.

Chennai power disruption: Thursday, December 5

December 05, 2019 9:55 am

Power will be suspended in parts of Chennai for maintenance work.

Cyclone in Arabian Sea could drench Tamil Nadu, Kerala this week

December 03, 2019 6:57 am

India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated that this system, which is headed towards the Somalia coast, is set to concentrate into a depression by Tuesday and intensify into a cyclonic storm by December 4.

Tamil Nadu defers urban local body polls, announces dates for rural; Stalin calls EC 'spineless'

December 02, 2019 5:47 pm

DMK president M K Stalin called the state election commission "spineless" for allegedly succumbing to pressure from Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy who allegedly wanted elections to be held for only the rural local bodies. 

Tamil Nadu: Lower Bhavani dam surpluses, flood alert issued in Erode district

December 02, 2019 2:48 pm

The dam has filled up for the sixth time this year following heavy rains in the catchment areas in hilly Nilgiris district and Mettupalayam in neighbouring Coimbatore district.

Chennai: Froth foams near Marina beach, authorities blame untreated sewage from Adyar river

December 01, 2019 10:53 pm

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea due to heavy rainfall. On the other hand, the local shop owners fear their business will be affected because of the toxic foam.


Tamil Nadu TNPSC Combined Engineering Service exam results released, check merit list

November 14, 2019 12:05 pm

The Tamil Nadu Public Service (TNPSC) has declared the results for the combined engineering services examination 2019. The candidates who appeared in the examination can check the result through the webskite-

TNPSC Group IV result announced at

November 13, 2019 3:48 pm

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) released the merit list for the group IV recruitment examinations. The merit list is available at the website-

TNTET Paper 1 Result 2019 declared, websites to check

August 21, 2019 11:00 am

TNTET Result 2019 Paper 1: The Tamil Nadu Teacher Recruitment Board (TRB) has released the results for the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET 2019). The candidates who appeared in the examinations can check the results through the official website

Satellite pictures show why Chennai is facing severe water crisis

June 23, 2019 6:44 am

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami said that groundwater levels have depleted due to drought and deficient monsoon but claimed the issue was not as big as the media claims.

Voting ends for second phase of Lok Sabha elections

April 19, 2019 9:49 am

Polling was held in 38 seats in Tamil Nadu, 14 seats in Karnataka, 10 in Maharashtra, eight in Uttar Pradesh, five each in Assam, Bihar and Odisha, three each in Chhattisgarh and West Bengal, two in Jammu and Kashmir and one seat each in Manipur and Puducherry.

Sketch Book: E P Unny in Tamil Nadu

April 15, 2019 6:42 am

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Ahead of voting on April 18, 2019, E P Unny travels through Tamil Nadu and documents its politics through sketches.

Thousands evacuated as Cyclone Gaja wreaks havoc in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

November 17, 2018 12:34 pm

The severe cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ crossed the Tamil Nadu coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranniyam early Friday morning with wind speeds gusting up to 120 kmph

M K Stalin becomes DMK president unopposed

August 28, 2018 2:12 pm

M K Stalin succeeded his father, M Karunanidhi, as president of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday.

Karunanidhi passes away: Rare and unseen photos from his political journey

August 09, 2018 6:31 am

The former Tamil Nadu chief minister was admitted to the hospital following a dip in his blood pressure last month. On July 31, the hospital had said Karunanidhi would require an extended period of hospitalisation due to “decline” in his general health, although his vital parameters have normalised.


Narendra Modi in Tamil Nadu: Calls the Opposition Parties 'Confused Lot'

January 14, 2019 4:40 pm

While interacting with booth level workers in Tamil Nadu, PM Narendra Modi attacked the Opposition, calling them a confused lot as they make opportunist alliances with parties.

28-year-old arrested for shouting “fascist BJP government”

September 04, 2018 9:03 am

Lois Sofia, on her way home from Canada, was with her parents who joined her at Chennai for the IndiGo flight to Tuticorin. The incident took place after the flight landed at the Tuticorin airport.

DMK supporters react to Karunanidhi's death

August 07, 2018 3:44 pm

The mood outside Kauvery hospital after news broke of the death of Kalaignar Karunanidhi.

Muthuvel Karunanidhi: Looking back at his life in active politics for over seven decades

August 07, 2018 1:25 pm

Muthuvel Karunanidhi, the man fondly called Kalaignar - the artist, breathes his last. A look back at his illustrious life and all that he achieved in over seven decades of being an active politician.

Students in Coimbatore display self-made drones

February 28, 2016 2:17 pm

Coimbatore, Feb 28 (ANI): The students from standard third to eight participated in an International Robotics Festival organised by robotic academy IroboChakra in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore city. They were trained into making simple robots and drones after which they created their own functional robots and displayed the same before the people. The participants made drones, Robo Arms, Power saw, Truck robo, Humanoid among others. The students also explained their creations. The winners of the competition will compete at the international level in May 2016 in the United States. robotic academy.

Last rites of Siachen bravehearts underway in native towns

February 16, 2016 5:45 am

Mysore(Karnataka)/ Vellore(Tamil Nadu), Feb 16 (ANI): The last rites of Sepoy Mahesha PN, who was buried under the February 3 Siachen avalanche, will be held today at his native town Mysore in Karnataka. A sharp-shooter, Mahesha of the 19th Battalion of Madras Regiment served for 11 years in the Indian army. Last rites of another braveheart from the same battalion, Havildar Elumalai M, a Non commissioned Officer (NCO) of the same battalion are to be held today at Vellore in Tamil Nadu. The bodies of nine fallen soldiers of Madras regiment, who were buried alive under the glacier, were earlier flown to the national capital on Monday.