Janardhan Koushik

Articles By Janardhan Koushik

IIT Madras student Fathima Latheef death: Probe handed over to Central Crime Branch

Protests over Latheef's suicide are growing, with students as well as politicians, including DMK's MK Stalin, demanding justice for her.

Chennai: After man dies cleaning tank in upscale mall, city sees 1st FIR under Manual Scavengers Act

Arun Kumar, 25, died while trying to save his brother, who had fainted inside the septic tank. He leaves behind his wife and three daughters.

Tamil Nadu school links trendy haircuts to low scores, requests salons to spare students

The headmaster of Government Higher Secondary School at Melagaram, Srinivasan said he circulated the pamphlets to make students concentrate on their studies rather than in other unwanted activities.

DMK workers protest Tamil Nadu minister’s remark over Stalin’s MISA arrest

Pandiarajan had said MK Stalin was not arrested under Maintenance of Internal Security Act during the Emergency. 

Tamil Nadu: Polytechnic student shot dead by friend over trivial issue

After absconding for a day, the accused, identified as Vijay, surrendered before the magistrate court in Chengalpet on Wednesday. He has been sent to Puzhal Central Prison in Chennai for 15 days.

Three-year-old dies after kite string slits throat in Tamil Nadu

A three-year-old toddler succumbed to death on Sunday after a glass-coated thread popularly known as ‘manjha thread’ slit his throat.

Nude paintings are just art, won’t be cowed by moral policing: Chennai painter Ramya Sadasivam

"In any right-wing dominated state or in a conservative place like Chennai, it is difficult to be a figurative painter. But I have started to learn how to take criticism positively," says Sadasivam.

TN doctors’ strike enters 7th day, CM says protest carried out to defame govt

Close to 17,000 medicos launched an indefinite strike on October 25 pressing the government to fulfill their demand to implement a government order that envisages time-bound promotions and hiring doctors according to the patient's strength.

Sujith Wilson dies in Tamil Nadu borewell: How rescue operations unfolded

Sujith Wilson, who fell into an abandoned borewell last week, passed away on Monday night. His body was recovered on Tuesday morning.

This Deepavali, T Nagar bears a deserted look

Shopkeepers, who have made T Nagar like a home over the last 20-30 years, fear they may not stick around for next Deepavali due to dwindling sales.

Vikravandi, Nanguneri bypolls: AIADMK candidates win by huge margin

The results will play a significant role in the upcoming local body elections and most importantly as both parties said in their election campaigns, this is a precursor to the 2021 assembly elections.

‘Haven’t enforced any dress code’: Chennai RTO after woman complains of moral policing

The woman's claim received severe outrage as people accused the transport officers of moral policing despite there being no such dress code in Motor Vehicle's Act.

Rajinikanth gifts houses to Cyclone Gaja victims, BJP leader invites him to join party

The houses were constructed at a cost of Rs 18.5 lakh by members of Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM), the launchpad to his proposed political outfit, in fishing hamlets like Kodikkarai, Arkatuthurai and Thalainayar.

Chennai: Doctors remove 52 kg plastic from cow’s stomach

The team of surgeons took five-and-a-half hours to remove all the waste the cow had consumed for close to two years.

Tamil Nadu bypolls: Campaigning for Nanguneri and Vikravandi ends

The campaigning was marked by a war of words between CM Edappadi Palanisamy and MK Stalin. Edappadi, who played the ‘Amma’ card in the Vellore elections, decided to play it up again with a different angle.

Woman police officer lends a shoulder for her colleague’s final journey

The deceased officer joined the Tamil Nadu police department in 1991. She is survived by her husband and a six-year-old daughter.

Walk for Freedom 2019: Chennai gears up to raise awareness against human trafficking

In the lead up to the event, the Movement India has conducted over 40 awareness workshops about human trafficking reaching over 4,500 participants across India in the past couple of months.

I will be honest if elected as Tamil Nadu CM, says Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan, who projects himself as an alternative to the Dravidian parties, said, “If I am elected as the Chief Minister, I will be honest. Not just me, whoever comes to power should be like that.”

A ‘green cracker’ Diwali? Tamil Nadu sellers await clear signal from Supreme Court

Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan said the new formula will reduce particulate matter (PM) pollution by 30% and reduce sulphur oxide and nirtrous oxide emissions by 20%.

Burglars decamp with Rs 13 crore worth jewellery in Tiruchirappalli

Seven special task force units have been deployed by the police commissioner to nab the burglars. Forensic experts are also examining the store for clues.