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Chase IAS dream, collector tells girl, makes her sit in car

December 25, 2017 7:36:21 pm

At a prize distribution event for toppers of Class 10 public exam here, Monisha told Kandasamy that her ambition was to become an IAS officer like him, said a district official.

'Jayalalithaa was brought to Apollo in breathless condition'

Jayalalithaa was brought to Apollo in breathless condition: Hospital official

December 15, 2017 8:38:21 pm

The former AIADMK supremo spent 75 days in the hospital before breathing her last on December 5 last year.

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Madras High Court pulls up state police, issues guidelines to check harassment

December 15, 2017 6:14:07 pm

Hearing a plea, the judge said normally the court would not interfere with a probe by police officer, but could not turn a blind eye to instances of harassment.

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Tamil Nadu: Woman killed as temple hall ceiling collapses

December 14, 2017 6:44:40 pm

In a statement, the chief minister said he had directed the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Department to carry out a safety audit of temples in Tamil Nadu.

Test of oppn unity during UP council polls as parties prepare

Companies asked to declare paid holiday for RK Nagar bypoll

December 14, 2017 3:32:15 pm

The bypoll has been necessitated due to the death of sitting MLA and former chief minister J Jayalalithaa in December last year.

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Six new Madras HC judges, including four women, sworn in

December 1, 2017 2:16:34 pm

Chief Justice of Madras High Court Indira Banerjee administered the oath of office to the six new judges, including four women.

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Rain in Chennai, nearby areas; likely over next two days

November 26, 2017 6:52:57 pm

There may be moderate rainfall in Chennai and its neighbourhood during the next 24-48 hours. Parangipettai and Sethiyathoppu each gauged 4 cm of rainfall, followed by Nagapattinam, Karaikal and Vedharanyam at 2 cm in the last 24 hours, till 8.30 am today.

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Scolded for poor marks, four schoolgirls commit suicide in Tamil Nadu

November 25, 2017 4:30:30 am

Police said all the four bodies have been recovered from the well.

Police didn’t allow priests to enter Poes Garden: Dhinakaran

November 22, 2017 7:32:26 pm

The rituals ahead of Jayalalithaa's first death anniversary have to be performed for three days and the priests went there yesterday but were denied permission by police, he said.

Sasikala's brother says Jayalalithaa left her without 'protection'

Sasikala’s brother says J Jayalalithaa left her without ‘protection’

November 19, 2017 6:01:03 pm

Sasikala has always been under a cloud of 'inquiry' after the AIADMK lost the 1996 assembly elections, Divakaran said.

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Pilot error, fatigue to blame for collision of ships near Ennore: Report

November 12, 2017 11:51:36 am

Report also suggested regulation of the rest hours of the pilots and other port officials in the wake of the mishap

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Tamil Nadu State Election Commission appears before Madras HC in contempt plea

November 7, 2017 5:53:48 pm

State Election Commissioner M Malik Ferozh Khan and its secretary S Rajasekar appeared before the division bench of justices M Sathyanarayanan and N Seshasayee.

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Tamil Nadu man who set self and family ablaze dies, NHRC seeks report

October 26, 2017 4:57:24 am

While alleged harassment by the moneylender and police inaction are believed to be the reasons for the suicides, a police inquiry claimed Isakimuthu (28) had a lot of debt and faced complaints from many people for not repaying money

Case filed over vulgar comments against Tamil Nadu BJP chief on social media

October 25, 2017 9:06:34 pm

In his complaint, the BJP leader said some persons had posted "obscene and awkward photos with defamatory, malicious and vulgar words" against Soundararajan on social media sites Facebook and Twitter.

Inspect old buildings, repair them: Madras High Court tells Tamil Nadu Govt

October 23, 2017 10:16:58 pm

The bench ordered issuance of notice to the state transport department and Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation, returnable in four weeks. The authorities were directed to immediately inspect old structures and carry out necessary repair works.

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Chennai as polluted as New Delhi? Air quality hits alarming levels following Deepavali celebrations

October 20, 2017 1:53:48 pm

A day before Deepavali, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board had appealed to residents of the city to "restrict" bursting crackers to the "maximum extent possible".

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Dengue cases on decline: Tamil Nadu health minister C Vijayabaskar

October 17, 2017 11:35:01 am

During discussions with the team on October 13, the state government had sought a central assistance of Rs 256 crore to combat the disease.

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Chennai: Day after video of knife-wielding students creating nuisance on train goes viral, four arrested

October 10, 2017 3:53:27 pm

In the viral video, the students are seen hanging off a train with weapons in their hands, as it passes through a station.

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MK Stalin dubs dengue deaths a “health emergency” in Tamil Nadu

October 9, 2017 7:11:47 pm

A day after Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan said 35 perons had died due to dengue in the state, MK Stalin, leader of the opposition in the Assembly, hit out at the ruling AIADMK regime for the situation.

Threat to journalist, activists: With no IP address, probe hits roadblock

Activists held for raising slogans over Gauri Lankesh’s murder

October 3, 2017 1:04:33 pm

According to a senior police official, those detained were lodged in a marriage hall and later let off in the evening. Among those detained were some academicians and authors including professor Mangai and Manushyaputhiran.

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Journalism prof stabbed by ex-faculty in Madurai, out of danger

September 28, 2017 4:26:35 am

An officer said internal academic decisions that refused to renew the employment contract of the accused for this academic year were the motive behind the attack.

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Dredger vessel drifts off Kodiakarai coast in Tamil Nadu

September 26, 2017 12:01:20 pm

The captain had asserted that the dredger did not suffer any damage and could be easily towed to the sea. The nine crew members of the dredger have been offered all possible assistance.

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Tamil Nadu: Senior cop given full additional charge as Idol Wing IG

September 9, 2017 6:48:42 pm

AG Pon Manickavel, Inspector General of Police, Railways, will hold "full additional charge" as IG, Idol Wing, CID, Chennai, a Home (SC) Department note from Additional Chief Secretary Niranjan Mardi said

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Man held for sexual assault on two and half-year-old girl

September 5, 2017 10:32:30 am

The incident occurred last evening when the accused M Sekar from Sethubavachathiram, about 80 kms from here, took the girl, who was playing near his house, and sexually assaulted her, police said.

The fact remains that an inquiry commission, headed by a retired high court judge, has been appointed by the Tamil Nadu government to probe Jayalalithaa's death, Justice P N Prakash said while dismissing the petition.

Madras HC issues notice to Tamil Nadu Election Commission on local body polls

July 18, 2017 5:16:20 pm

The petitioner said he was aggrieved over the indefinite extension of term of special officers "by frequent passing of ordinances and government orders" and sought a direction to the state government and the SEC to hold local body polls within a time frame as may be fixed by the court.