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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Janardhan Koushik


Consecration of 1000-year-old Thanjavur temple caught in Sanskrit vs Tamil row
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

"The consecration will be performed in both Tamil and Sanskrit. A committee has been formed on behalf of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department, they will find an amicable solution," AIADMK Minister for Tamil Culture said.

Chennai: Anglo-Indian communities stage protest, demand extension of reservation in Parliament
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

A 12-member delegation from various state associations has sought an appointment to meet the President, Prime Minister and the Home Minister to present a memorandum seeking an extension of special reservation.

Why fissures are appearing in DMK-Congress alliance in Tamil Nadu
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

The two parties are having a go at each other in the last couple of days, leading to speculations about their alliance ahead of next year's assembly elections. 

Lankan leader Wigneswaran calls on Rajinikanth; says SL Tamils in India should get dual citizenship
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Wigneswaran said due to the war and poor administration of the Sri Lankan government, over 10 lakh people have left Sri Lanka and sought asylum in various countries.

Chennai: Anti-CAA protesters detained ‘despite DC’s assurance’, released later
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

The protesters had gathered at the Valluvar Kottam around 4 pm but were arrested within minutes and taken to the APVP community hall in Nungambakkam.

Tamil Nadu sub-inspector shot dead by a two-member gang at TN-Kerala border
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy assured that the accused will be nabbed soon and strong action will be taken against them.

TTV Dhinakaran loyalist Pugazhendhi returns to AIADMK
Tue, Jan 07, 2020

Pugazhendhi became the fourth AMMK leader to jump ship after Senthil Balaji, VP Kalairajan, and Thanga Tamilselvan joined the DMK.

Man who cleared 6,000 dead bodies over 30 years at Chennai Central promised permanent job by MK Stalin
Tue, Jan 07, 2020

"Qur'an, Bible and Bhavagad Gita have taught us that dead people are equal to God, I don’t see any religion or caste in dead persons. What I am doing is a service to God and I don’t feel anything wrong in that,” Selvaraj said.

DMK-led alliance emerges victorious in Tamil Nadu local body polls
Sat, Jan 04, 2020

In district panchayat wards, DMK secured 47.18 per cent of votes while the AIADMK secured 41.55 per cent of votes. Of the panchayat union wards, DMK garnered 41.10 per cent of the vote share while the AIADMK secured 34.64 per cent.

Tamil orator Nellai Kannan remanded in judicial custody till January 13
Fri, Jan 03, 2020

The 75-year-old Tamil scholar Nellai Kannan has been remanded in judicial custody till January 13 for his incendiary comments on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. He is now currently lodged in Central Prison in Salem.

‘Speech inciting hatred’: BJP condemns Tamil orator’s remark against PM, Amit Shah
Tue, Dec 31, 2019

The Tamil Nadu BJP also condemned the Tamil writer’s speech as multiple complaints were submitted to the Director General of Police to take stringent action against the orator. “

Five detained in Chennai for drawing anti-CAA ‘kolams’
Mon, Dec 30, 2019

Speaking to, Gayathri, one of the those detained, said the police find their dissent "irritating and silly", and that's the reason they detained them.

Director of popular Tamil orchestra ‘Lakshman Sruthi’ found dead
Wed, Dec 25, 2019

According to local reports, Raman was part of a musical festival in Teynampet where his orchestra was performing. He had left the show mid-way and returned home.

Tamil Nadu: BJP’s tweet on Periyar stirs controversy, opposition demands apology
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

Periyar, who is considered one of the greatest leaders across the globe, laid the ideological foundation for the political leaders in the state.

Who is protesting against CAA-NRC? Here are answers from 4 states
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

What is making students, professionals, people of all ages, pour out into the streets against the new citizenship law, even with the risk of police crackdowns? The Indian Express finds out.

DMK’s mega rally in Chennai: More than 25,000 people pour out against CAA
Mon, Dec 23, 2019

The rally took place after the Madras High Court Sunday dismissed a PIL against it, saying a peaceful protest demonstration cannot be prevented in a democratic country.

Kamal Haasan meets Madras University students, says we are moving towards a dictatorship
Wed, Dec 18, 2019

Haasan was stopped at the entry by the security forces and the actor-politician held talks with the students through the gate and extended his solidarity. Speaking to the reporters, Kamal Haasan said the freedom and the democracy of the nation was at stake.

DMK and its alliance partners to hold rally against CAA on December 23
Thu, Dec 19, 2019

Addressing reporters at the party headquarters in Chennai, Stalin said CAA has been enacted to disrupt the peace in the country.

Madras University protests: Two students detained; cops enter Chepauk campus
Wed, Dec 18, 2019

Late at night, approximately 100 police personnel entered the campus. The Registrar, Vice-Chancellor, and senior police personnel tried to convince the students to withdraw their protest, however, it failed.

Meet the Chennai fan whose batting tip from 19 years ago Sachin Tendulkar hasn’t forgotten
Wed, Dec 18, 2019

Tendulkar recently tweeted a video, saying he would like to meet a Chennai hotel staffer with whom he once had a discussion about his elbow guard. Guruprasad says the conversation lasted less than a minute, and he is astonished the legend remembers it.