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Tamil Nadu: Stalin, VCK question puja session at deputy CM office

A puja reportedly held at the office of Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam at Fort St George, the state secretariat, has kicked up a controversy.

Tamil Nadu minister Balakrishna Reddy gets three years in jail in 20-year-old riot case

In 1998, over 30 people died after consuming spurious liquor. Following that a road blockade was held and the case was filed in connection with that. Reddy faces disqualification as an MLA in view of the conviction unless it is stayed by a higher court.

Sterlite says it has sought TNPCB permission for reopening

NGT in December set aside the Tamil Nadu government order for closure of mining company Vedanta Ltd's sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin, which was at the centre of massive protests over alleged pollution, saying it was "non sustainable" and "unjustified".

Posters for separate entry for veg, non-veg IIT-M students kick up row

A student said the posters had been put up near two entrances of the north Indian mess located on the second floor of Himalaya Mess Complex, specifying separate entry points and wash basins for non-vegetarian and vegetarian students.

SRM university: After protests, sanitary worker accused in harassment case arrested

"The man masturbated in front of the student in the hostel lift, following which she reported the issue to the hostel warden," the student, who did not wish to be identified, said.

Chennai: Footpath caves in at airport, injures woman

It may be noted that several passengers have reportedly got injured in the past owing to alleged shoddy maintenance of the airport.

New Madras High Court judge takes oath

Pugalenthi, who was the additional advocate general of Tamil Nadu in the Madurai Bench of the high court, had been appointed as judge by President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday.

Dharmapuri bus burning case: Convicted AIADMK members out of jail after Governor accepts state’s pre-release request

Nedunchezhiyan (aka Nedu), Ravindran (aka Madhu) and Muniyappan were awarded capital punishment by the trial court in February 2007. They submitted a review petition to Supreme Court and in 2016, the apex court reduced their punishment to life imprisonment.

Cyclone Gaja: 7 districts in Tamil Nadu affected, 13 killed

After hitting Tamil Nadu’s delta region, the Indian Meteorological Department said, the cyclonic storm moved westwards and lay centred at 8.30 am on Friday over interior Tamil Nadu

Political developments in Sri Lanka ‘mysterious’; triggering concerns among Tamils: DMK

Stalin, the leader of opposition in the assembly, said the return of Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as the country's new prime minister has shocked Tamils across the world.

Disqualified Tamil Nadu legislators to challenge HC order in Supreme Court

The decision to challenge the High Court order was taken at an overnight meeting of 23 MLAs supporting Dhinakaran at a hotel in Madurai, it is learnt.

Former Tamil Nadu minister Parithi Ilamvazhuthi passes away at 58

Late Karunanidhi often referred to Parithi Ilamvazhuthi as ‘Indrajit’ or ‘Veera Abhimanyu’ for his work as the then opposition MLA.