Tamilnadu

Tamilnadu News

IMD predicts heavy rainfall in North, South Goa till 21 Sept, advises fishermen not to venture into the sea
India

IMD predicts heavy rainfall in North, South Goa till 21 Sept, advises fishermen not to venture into the sea

Indian Metrological Department (IMD) predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over North and South Goa between 17 to 21 September

Sasikala in prison: Game theory wins out at Golden Bay resorts
Politics

Sasikala in prison: Game theory wins out at Golden Bay resorts

Sasikala in jail and a bloke called Palanisamy who nobody knows as possible CM and her proxies as chiefs of parallel power structures is the best outcome for Sasikala but not for society, it’s the result of multi-games that many criminals have played over many rounds and because they have developed a code of silence that they have found equilibrium. For OPS, it’s Round One.

Sasikala has 130 MLAs captive, how will O Panneerselvam get the numbers?
Politics

Sasikala has 130 MLAs captive, how will O Panneerselvam get the numbers?

VK Sasikala bundled 130 MLAs into 3 buses to herd them onward by air to New Delhi, she needs the support of 117 MLAs to prove her majority during a floor test in the Assembly and just counting the white veshtis on board, she has more than enough. Where will O Panneerselvam get these numbers from? Unless 14 Sasikala stooges ditch her or OPS has a silent majority that will rise up for him, the math is not adding up for the latest rebel from Periyakulam.

Sasikala takes full control of party and TN govt, continues Jayalalithaa's legacy
Politics

Sasikala takes full control of party and TN govt, continues Jayalalithaa's legacy

For V K Sasikala, election as the AIADMK Legislature Party leader to pave her way to become the Chief Minister, marks continuance of the legacy of late Jayalalithaa who also held the two posts, allowing her to wield complete control over the party and the government.

Tamil Nadu after Jayalalithaa: Power remains firmly in Poes Garden, for now
Politics

Tamil Nadu after Jayalalithaa: Power remains firmly in Poes Garden, for now

A conversation with The Hindu's Narayan Lakshman on Tamil Nadu politics after Jayalalithaa's death.

Tamil Nadu: Finance Minister O Panneerselvam takes over ailing CM Jayalalithaa's portfolios
Politics

Tamil Nadu: Finance Minister O Panneerselvam takes over ailing CM Jayalalithaa's portfolios

Ailing Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's portfolios have been handed over to her most trusted Minister O Panneerselvam by the Governor on Tuesday

Stampede at Jayalalithaa's Vriddhachalam campaign lands six women in ICU
Politics

Stampede at Jayalalithaa's Vriddhachalam campaign lands six women in ICU

Two deaths due to unconfirmed causes, people say they waited for hours in the searing heat with no shade and many, without water or food.

Jayalalithaa to start 15-day election campaign on 9 April
Politics

Jayalalithaa to start 15-day election campaign on 9 April

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa will start her 15 day election campaign on April 9, AIADMK said on Monday.

Jayalalithaa slams petrol, diesel price hike; says 'not acceptable'
Politics

Jayalalithaa slams petrol, diesel price hike; says 'not acceptable'

Opposing the latest hike in prices of petrol and diesel, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday said the revision will impact the lower and middle classes and sought its rollback.

Actor Vijayakumar joins BJP ahead of Tamil Nadu elections
Politics

Actor Vijayakumar joins BJP ahead of Tamil Nadu elections

Veteran south Indian actor Vijayakumar, who has essayed roles in over 800 films, on Wednesday joined the BJP, with the party expressing confidence that it would help in its presence across the region and enable more artistes come into its fold.

Jayalalithaa announces slew of concessions for Tamil Nadu state govt employees
Politics

Jayalalithaa announces slew of concessions for Tamil Nadu state govt employees

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today announced a slew of concessions, including hike in assistance under Family Welfare Fund, for state government employees amid protests by some sections among them.

Congress warms up to DMK, Ghulam Nabi Azad to meet Karunanidhi in Chennai
Politics

Congress warms up to DMK, Ghulam Nabi Azad to meet Karunanidhi in Chennai

In a possible attempt to revive the alliance with DMK that was snapped couple of years back, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad will call on DMK president M.Karunanidhi on Saturday.

SC sets aside TN assembly resolution suspending 6 DMDK members
Politics

SC sets aside TN assembly resolution suspending 6 DMDK members

The Supreme Court on Friday set aside the March 31, 2015 resolution of the Tamil Nadu assembly suspending six DMDK members from February 19, 2015 from the remainder of the then budget session and ten days of the monsoon session.

Jayalalithaa govt opposes Centre's move for common medical entrance test
India

Jayalalithaa govt opposes Centre's move for common medical entrance test

The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday “strongly” objected to any move by the Centre to introduce a single national-level examination for medical courses, saying any form of common entrance test “by design favour the urban elite” and rural students cannot compete with them.

Villupuram: 3 girls who died did not drown, CB-CID tells Madras HC
India

Villupuram: 3 girls who died did not drown, CB-CID tells Madras HC

In a startling turn of events, the Crime Branch Crime Investigation Department (CBCID) on Monday told the Madras High Court that the death of three girls of S.V.S. Medical College of Yoga and Naturopathy and Research Institute, Villupuram, was not due to drowning.

First election rally in Tamil Nadu: PM Modi woos Dalits, slams Congress for 'campaign of lies' on quota issues
Politics

First election rally in Tamil Nadu: PM Modi woos Dalits, slams Congress for 'campaign of lies' on quota issues

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday assured Dalits that the reservation to them in jobs and education will not be cut and hit out at the opposition for spreading lies and preventing his government from functioning.

SC hearing in Jayalalithaa DA case rescheduled to Feb 23
Politics

SC hearing in Jayalalithaa DA case rescheduled to Feb 23

Karnataka's appeal against Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's acquittal in the disproportionate assets case will commence before the Supreme Court on February 23. The case which was originally slated for February 2 and to be heard on a day to day basis was postponed following an application made by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's counsel.

Villupuram suicides: Madras High Court orders fresh autopsy
India

Villupuram suicides: Madras High Court orders fresh autopsy

The Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered another autopsy on one of the students who had allegedly committed suicide in Villupuram in Tamil Nadu. The High Court gave the go-ahead for fresh autopsy after it heard the plea by the parents of one of the girls, Monisha.

Tamil Nadu: BJP praises AIADMK for 'guts' to go it alone as parties woo allies
Politics

Tamil Nadu: BJP praises AIADMK for 'guts' to go it alone as parties woo allies

The prospects of DMK and Congress coming together could prompt Jayalaithaa to align with GK Vasan's Tamil Maanila Congress. BJP's poor show in the last LS polls, could see DMDK's Vijayakanth reconsidering his alliance with the saffron party

Villupuram students' suicides: Principal surrenders in Chennai, sent to judicial custody
India

Villupuram students' suicides: Principal surrenders in Chennai, sent to judicial custody

Days after three girl students allegedly committed suicide, the head of their college on Monday surrendered in a court in the state capital and was arrested along with two others, including its principal. Vasuki Subramanian, head of the Kallakurichi-based naturopahty and yoga college, surrendered before a court here and was remanded to judicial custody, police said.