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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. 

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Madras HC issues notice to Tamil Nadu government on relocation of statue of Sivaji Ganesan

July 17, 2017 7:24:36 pm

The petitioner said that a number of statues of renowned leaders like Kamarajar, Ambedkar, Anna and MGR had been erected in a number of places all over the city. He submitted that installing statues on open roads shall be a real tribute to the leaders, reminding people of their services.

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.

PIL filed in Madras High Court to restrain transportation of huge rock

July 8, 2017 4:50:26 pm

The land where the single rock was found belongs to the Tamil Nadu government, the petitioner said. He submitted that the state government had permitted the trust to take the single rock and another rock weighing 260 tons.

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Tamil Nadu theatres remain shut over double taxation

July 5, 2017 6:44:12 am

Tamil Nadu Cinema Theatre Owners’ Federation president Abirami Ramanathan said they had no choice but to go on strike. He said they did not know of the double taxation until 5 pm on Friday, hours before the GST came into effect.

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Haryana: 296 docs transferred online

June 10, 2017 4:58:40 am

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said the online transfers were important to “end corruption which was being done manually for adjusting doctors at their desired place of postings”.

Tamil Nadu: K Palniswami approves supply of rice to mosques during Ramzan

May 24, 2017 12:46:33 pm

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has directed officials to give approvals for supply of rice to various mosques during the holy month of Ramzan.

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Tamil Nadu: Four die after fire breaks out in apartment complex in Chennai

May 8, 2017 9:40:57 am

A short circuit was suspected to have caused the fire, which gutted nearly 15 vehicles parked there, police said.

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AIADMK (Amma) terms precondition for merger talks ‘opportunist’

May 6, 2017 3:24:28 pm

A CBI probe into Jayalalithaa's "mysterious" death is among the conditions put forward by the AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma faction, led by Panneerselvam, for the merger talks to commence with the rival faction, led by Chief Minister EK Palaniswami.

Govt doctors in Tamil Nadu to go on one day strike on May 8

July 13, 2017 5:42:12 pm

Madras High court had said the issue of incentive marks and reservation for in-service government doctors and latest rules of Medical Council of India needed to be looked into comprehensively.

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.

Can’t give verdict on communal consideration: Madras HC pulls up trial court judge

April 23, 2017 5:38:50 am

The court ruled that they are from a particular criminal community whose main occupation is stealing and dacoity.

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Tamil Nadu: Five persons, including Sri Lankan refugee arrested

March 25, 2017 10:47:45 am

Police acted on a tip off and arrested them late Friday night

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TN govt will not allow Salem Steel Plant’s privatisation: Industries Minister

March 24, 2017 4:21:17 pm

Tamil Nadu government on Friday said it was committed to its stand not to allow the privatisation of the Salem Steel Plant by the Centre. “This government, following the footsteps of Amma (late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa) will not allow the privatisation of the Salem Steel Plant,” Industries Minister M C Sampath told the state […]

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RK Nagar by-polls 2017: AIADMK files PIL against Dinakaran’s nomination

March 21, 2017 2:24:16 pm

In 1996, adjudication proceedings against Dinakaran were initiated for acquiring foreign exchange totalling $1,04,93,313 from persons other than authorised dealers.

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Tamil Nadu: PMK regrets farmer suicide in Tirunelveli, seeks loan waiver in PSU banks

March 10, 2017 1:56:32 pm

PMK youth wing leader and Lok Sabha member Anbumani Ramadoss demanded action against the official of the bank's branch in Manur village for allegedly insisting on repayment of the loan by S Vembu Krishnan.

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Madras HC asks for video footage of Assembly proceedings on trust vote day

February 27, 2017 9:26:10 pm

The video recording of the House proceedings on February 18 must be from the commencement till the end, the court said.

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AIADMK MLAs likely to urge Sasikala to take over as Tamil Nadu CM at meet

February 4, 2017 2:46:33 pm

The meeting is likely to be held in Chennai on Sunday afternoon, party sources said.

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Tamil Nadu merchants urged to boycott Coke, Pepsi from March 1

January 26, 2017 2:24:34 am

K Chandru, a retired Madras High Court judge who was an activist in the 1970s and ‘80s, pointed out that the most recent example of a ban — “on Maggi noodles by the government” — was successfully challenged in court.

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Chennai: Bogi smoke delays 19 flights

January 13, 2017 3:37:24 pm

Bogi is celebrated a day ahead of the harvest festival (Pongal), where old and unwanted articles of the past year are burnt in a symbolic gesture to usher in the new aspects of life.

Port Blair-based missing fishing boat found, 6 rescued

January 10, 2017 10:53:14 pm

The Port Blair registered boat sailed from South Andamans on November 27 last and got trapped in cyclone "Vardah" following an engine glitch and went missing

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Rally for seeking permission to hold bull-taming sport

January 12, 2017 1:44:35 pm

The volunteers held banners and posters demanding that the sport be held this year.

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Vaiko’s plea to CM to release seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi case

January 8, 2017 4:43:34 pm

In a letter to the Chief Minister, Vaiko also sought release of convicts who had completed ten years of jail term.