As per the proposal, minimum punishment for dowry deaths will be 10 years, while maximum punishment for stalking will be 7 years (on subsequent conviction)
In a statement in Chennai, Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami said the fire was caused due to a short circuit and condoled the death
Jayaraj and Fenix killings: Torture, intimidation, encounters are an old Tamil Nadu police tradition
The recent intimidation by the police of a magistrate investigating the custodial killings of Jayaraj and Fenix, brings back memories of similar menacing conduct by the same force
Jayaraj-Fenix custodial deaths: Policing powers are sovereign powers; privilege and lack of accountability narrows scope for victims
The recent death of a father and son due to alleged custodial torture by the Tamil Nadu police has reverberated the cries to end unjust incarceration and institutional culture of police brutality in India.
Jayaraj and his son J Benicks died days after being arrested on 19 June and lodged in Kovilpatti sub-jail for keeping their shop in the Sathankulam open despite the lockdown
In Tamil Nadu, NGOs and volunteers pave way for migrant workers as govt machinery struggles to cope with COVID-19 crisis
From arranging dry ration, medicines, soaps and water to helping migrant workers with online railway booking, volunteers in Tamil Nadu have provided unrelenting support since day one
Body worn cameras for policemen and drones for police and fire service personnel would be procured to improve policing and rescue initiatives in Tamil Nadu, said E Palaniswami.
Islamic State ideology in vulnerable pockets of South India feeds on local grievances to further jihadist agenda
The Islamic State in the Land of al-Shams might be dead—but the in the land of Idli-Sambar, it is giving jihad a new, distinctively southern flavour, blending local grievances and conflicts into its global ideology.
Pollachi sexual assault case shows how social media makes survivors vulnerable, can be misused by predators
The circulation of the videos made by those accused in the Pollachi sexual assault case have made both the perpetrators and survivors identifiable.
Reacting to the news reports, NCW chief Rekha Sharma has issued a notice to DGP, Tamil Nadu, T K Rajendran to take appropriate action against the accused."The commission is seriously concerned about the safety and security of the women in the state of Tamil Nadu," Sharma said in a letter.
Pollachi sexual assault case: Four held under Goondas Act for cheating several women online by filming, blackmailing them
The four men were arrested in February based on a complaint (filed on 24 February) by the 19-year-old girl that, on 12 February, the men had taken her in a car and attempted to disrobe her and videographed the act, to later blackmail her.
CBI begins probe in anti-Sterlite protests that killed 13; agency requests documents from police, interviews revenue department officials
The CBI on Tuesday initiated a probe in the anti-Sterlite clashes between demonstrators and police that led 13 people dead and over 40 injured in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi in May.
Two French journalists, covering beach sand mining in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari, booked for trespassing
They came to Kanyakumari on 26 November on tourist visas and violated the law by carrying out professional journalistic activities such as shooting videos, clicking pictures and interviewing people about environmental issues.
Tamil Nadu bans mobile phones for junior policemen, says social media ‘distracts’ cops on critical duty
A recent circular issued by the office of Director General of Police TK Rajendiran, particularly pointed out at the men in uniform using the mobiles to surf the social media
A police constable allegedly shot dead his girlfriend at her home in Villupuram area of Tamil Nadu on her birthday before shooting himself following an argument, officials said Wednesday.
Initial investigations revealed that the couple in Chennai had turned on the inverter Monday night as there was a power cut in the area. The power supply was restored around midnight, but the couple and the child died
TN Pollution Control Board's refusal to renew consent for operating Sterlite copper plant 'bad in law', Vedanta tells NGT panel
Mining major Vedanta on Monday told a panel in Chennai, constituted by the National Green Tribunal, that the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board's refusal to renew consent to operate its Sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin was bad in law
Three-member NGT panel inspects Sterlite copper plant unit in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin, conducts public hearing
Earlier on Sunday, the three-member panel set up by NGT inspected the Sterlite copper unit, which was closed by the Tamil Nadu government on 28 May on environment grounds in the wake of protests by locals
Two workers die of asphyxiation while cleaning effluent tank at textile mill near Tamil Nadu's Erode
The two workers, in their 30s, collapsed after inhaling some fumes on entering the underground tank of the mill near Tamil Nadu's Erode.
Madras HC initiates contempt proceedings against H Raja for 'derogatory' remarks against judiciary during Ganesh idol procession
Taking serious cognisance of the 'derogatory' statements made by BJP national secretary H Raja against judiciary and police, the court registered a case against him