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Tuticorin boat accident: TN Govt announces relief fund

February 27, 2017

TUTICORIN: Nine persons lost their lives and 19 were rescued when a boat capsized off Manapadu Coast. Three families from Tiruchendur seems to have booked the boat," District Collector M. Ravi Kumar said. The injured have been admitted in the government hospital. it is expected nearly 30 people had boarded the boat said source. TN Chief Minister ...

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Madras HC directs assembly secretary to submit video of TN trust vote

February 27, 2017

CHENNAI: Ten days after the Tamil Nadu assembly expressed its confidence in the government of chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami amidst commotion and allegations of rule violations, the Madras high court on Monday asked for the video of the entire assembly proceedings. Issuing notice to the assembly speaker, both in his capacity as head of the ho...

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Yoga sharpest weapon to bring peace: Modi

February 25, 2017

COIMBATORE: Describing yoga as the "sharpest weapon" in the world to fight stress and bring peace, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said it is also the passport for health assurance. Unveiling the 112-foot-tall bust of Hindu god Lord Shiva or Adiyogi at the Isha Foundation here, he said the whole world today wants peace, not just from wars a...

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Deepa Jayakumar launches "MGR Amma Deepa Peravai"

February 24, 2017

CHENNAI: Deepa Jayakumar, niece of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, on Friday launched "MGR Amma Deepa Peravai", signalling her entry into Tamil Nadu politics. "My journey in politics begins today," she said, unveiling the party flag. Ms. Deepa also said she will definitely contest from the R.K. Nagar constituency. "Loyal AIADMK party members ...

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Deepak wants probe into Jayalalithaa’s death

February 23, 2017

The nephew of former Tamil Nadu chief minister Late J Jayalalithaa, Deepak, on Thursday demanding an inquiry into her death. ...

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PIL in Madras HC seeks fresh trust vote in TN assembly

February 21, 2017

MADURAI: A public interest litigation has been filed in the Madurai bench of the Madras high court seeking a direction to the Tamil Nadu assembly speaker and the assembly secretary to hold a fresh trust vote of the Edappadi K Palaniswami government by way of secret ballot. In his PIL, T Analagan, son of former MLA R Thamaraikani, said a 'floor te...

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TN police can guard MLAs in resort but can’t protect girls: M.K Stalin

February 20, 2017

CHENNAI: The law and order situation in Tamil Nadu has worsened, said DMK working president M K Stalin on Monday. After visiting the family of a three-year-old raped and murdered girl in Tiruvottiyur, Stalin said girls and women are not safe in the state. He accused the government and police department of laxity in their service to the people. "T...

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Two killed in fire near Sivakasi Match box unit

February 18, 2017

CHENNAI: Two persons, Anand (40) and S. Karuppasamy (50) of Kovilpatti were killed in a fire accident at a safety matches godown at Deal Nagar around 2.30 p.m. the duo had come to buy waste match sticks. while handling the waste, a sudden ball of fire engulfed them killing them on the Spot. ...

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Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami wins confidence vote

February 18, 2017

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Saturday won the vote of confidence in the state assembly. Palaniswami, who was sworn in on Thursday as Chief Minister, won by 122 voice votes. He belongs to the AIADMK faction led by party General Secretary V.K. Sasikala. ...

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E Palaniswami sworn in as Tamil Nadu chief minister

February 16, 2017

CHENNAI: E. Palaniswamy, a loyalist of the now jailed AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala, on Thursday took oath as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao administered the oath of office and secrecy to Palaniswamy and his ministers at the Raj Bhavan. Palaniswamy succeeds O. Panneerselvam, who became Chief Minister aft...

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