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TN farmers protesting in Jantar Mantar cut their hands

April 07, 2017

NEW DELHI: Farmers from Tamil Nadu protesting at Jantar Mantar since March-14 demanding the waiver of their loans and disbursement of drought relief by the Centre, on Friday Five farmers including a women cut their hands, saying the Union government should wake up to their plight at least now. "We have been here for over Three weeks does anyone re...


RK Nagar byelection: G K Vasan extends support to Panneerselvam faction

April 06, 2017

CHENNAI:Tamil Maanila Congress leader G K Vasan on Thursday extended support to the O Panneerselvam-led AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) faction for the April 12 R K Nagar byelection. This comes after Panneerselvam and senior leaders C Ponnaiyan, K P Munusamy, S Semmalai and K Pandiarajan visited Vasan's Alwarpet residence and held talks with the f...


Kudankulam-II n-plant to restart generation on Friday

April 04, 2017

Chennai: The second 1,000 MW atomic power unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) that suffered an outage on Monday due to a problem in its steam dump valve is expected to start operations on Friday, said a senior official of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL). "Due to some problem in the steam valve, the unit was shut down...


Superstar Rajinikanth thanks Sri Lankan Tamils for support

March 29, 2017

CHENNAI:Actor Rajinikanth today thanked Sri Lankan Tamils for their love and affection, days after he cancelled his visit to the island nation following opposition from pro-Tamil outfits. "I came to know your love for me through the media. I have no words to thank you. Let us think good and only good things will happen," he said in a statement. O...


Disclose Centre's letter on hydrocarbon project: Stalin

March 28, 2017

CHENNAI: DMK Working President M.K. Stalin on Tuesday asked the Tamil Nadu government to disclose the contents of the central government's letter on the hydrocarbon project in Pudukottai district. Stalin in a statement demanded that Chief Minister K. Palaniswami should disclose contents of the letter in a transparent manner. Stalin also urged the...


Man in Namakkal district deposit Rs 246 cr in Indian Overseas Bank

March 27, 2017

NAMAKKAL: A man in Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu has deposited Rs 246 crore in Indian Overseas Bank under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna (PMGKY), days before the window to disclose illegal assets under the scheme closes on March 31. The whole amount has been deposited in the old currency notes which were banned on November 8, last year af...


EC allots Electric Pole for OPS faction and Cap for Sasikala faction

March 23, 2017

The Election Commission on Thursday allotted the symbol "Electric Pole" to the AIADMK faction led by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and the "Cap" to the ruling AIADMK group. "We have been given 'Electric Pole' to fight the by-election from Radhakrishnan Nagar (RK Nagar) constituency. And our group will be called the 'AIADMK Pura...


EC freezes AIADMK symbol, neither faction can use party name

March 22, 2017

Chennai: The Election Commission in an interim order late Wednesday night froze the 'two leaves' poll symbol of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK and also decided that neither of the two factions will use the party's name. After hearing through the day arguments of contending factions -- one led by General Secretary V.K. Sasikala and another led by forme...


Stray dog helps locals catch man who stabbed woman

March 22, 2017

CHENNAI: Suchismitha(31), a native of Kolkata, came out of her hostel on Wednesday morning was walking towards a bus stop was stabbed by her former colleague R Raghunath (23), on her stomach with a knife. Locals, who saw Raghunath stabbing her, made a stray chase him. Seeing the dog chasing him, Raghunath hid himself in a street corner. However, p...


Sushma Swaraj assures support to Tamil fishermen

March 21, 2017

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday assured a delegation of fishermen from Tamil Nadu that India will continue to work for the release of all Indian boats and fishermen in Sri Lankan custody. According to a source here, Sushma Swaraj conveyed to the fishermen that the government's efforts in the last two years had earlier...