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Road roko on Kathipara Flyover at Guindy supporting Farmers

April 13, 2017

CHENNAI: Traffic came to a standstill on Kathipara flyover at Guindy here after a group of 100 people staged a protest, led by film director V Gowthaman. The protesters blocked the flyover with an iron chain. Vehicles proceeding to Vadapalani, Anna Salai, Saidapet, Koyambedu, Chennai Airport were struct. They were holding the protest in support o...

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DMK MPs seek dismissal of Tamil Nadu government

April 12, 2017

MUMBAI: DMK MPs have demanded the dismissal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswamy for alleged electoral malpractices and other charges, an official said on Wednesday. The MPs are R.S. Bharathi and T.N. Siva with Senior DMK leader Durai Murugan who called on Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao and submitted a detailed memor...

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3 juveniles held for DMDK worker's murder

April 11, 2017

CHENNAI: Police arrested four people, including three minors, in connection with the murder of a DMDK worker N Saravanan, reported on April 6, on Monday. The arrested were identified as Navin, 22, and three juveniles, aged about 17. Navin was remanded in judicial custody after being produced before a magistrate court in Kancheepuram, while the th...

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IT raids Actress Raadhika's office in Chennai

April 11, 2017

CHENNAI: IT raids Actress Raadhika Sarathkumar's Raadan media works premises in T Nagar of Chennai on Tuesday. Raadan Media is owned by Raadhika. It has produced several Tamil TV serials and films. Radaan began as a proprietary business in 1994 and subsequently converting into a corporate entity in 1999. ...

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Crack develops on Chennai Anna Salai

April 11, 2017

CHENNAI: A crack developed on the Anna Salai in Thousand Lights here on Tuesday due to the metro rail boring work. The crack was spotted close to the median where the road caved in on Sunday. A bus and a car were trapped in the crater on Sunday. Officials said the crack developed because of settling of soil due to boring work underneath the road ...

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Was the money distributed in RK Nagar white money?: Chidambaram

April 10, 2017

NEW DELHI: Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday asked if Rs 100 crore distributed in cash to voters in R.K. Nagar of Chennai was black or white after the Election Commission indefinitely postponed the April 12 by-election to the assembly constituency following allegations that the ruling AIADMK had bribed electors in violation of the co...

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Election Commission defers RK Nagar bypoll

April 10, 2017

The Election Commission deferred the bypoll to the Dr.Radhakrishnan Nagar assembly constituency in Chennai, after reports suggested there has been large scale of distribution of money to the voters in the constituency. ...

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Debar candidate involved in bribing voters: Ex-MP

April 08, 2017

CHENNAI: The Election Commission should permanently ban parties or candidates from contesting elections charged with bribing voters, a former AIADMK MP said on Saturday. K.C. Palaniswamy also said the poll panel should not postpone the April 12 by-election in Chennai on account of allegations of largescale bribing of voters. "If one wants to brin...

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Kamal Haasan narrowly escapes fire tragedy

April 08, 2017

CHENNAI: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Saturday said he escaped a fire accident at his residence here on Friday night. He also clarified that no one got hurt. “Thanks to my staff. Escaped a fire at my house. Lungs full of smoke; I climbed down from the third floor. I am safe, No one hurt. Goodnight,” Haasan tweeted early on Saturday....

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EC tells AIADMK factions to stop using ‘Two Leaves’ symbol

April 08, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Friday asked the AIADMK (Amma) and AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) groupings to stop using the “Two Leaves” symbol of the undivided AIADMK. The poll panel said that “Two Leaves” has been frozen by it and no one had any claim over it. The Commission said it had got complaints from R.K. ...

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