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DMK marches in Delhi for Women's Bill passage

March 20, 2017

NEW DELHI: Led by its Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi, the DMK on Monday staged a protest march in the national capital seeking early passage of the Womens Reservation Bill. The Bill proposes 33 per cent reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and all state legislative assemblies. "It remains a puzzle as to why the Women's Reservation Bill has not be...


Panneerselvam meets CEC to stake claim to AIADMK symbol

March 15, 2017

The AIADMK faction led by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Wednesday met Chief Election Commissioner Dr Nasim Zaidi to stake claim to the party symbol of 'two leaves' for the RK Nagar seat bye-election. Addressing the media after the meeting here, Panneerselvam said "Amma had always been against the family rule. However, the Sasikala grou...


TN CM announces Rs 20 lakh ex-gratia to slain CRPF jawan's family

March 13, 2017

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisami on Sunday announced Rs. 20 lakh solatium to the family of Central Reserve Police Fire (CRPF) jawan K. Shankar, who lost his life in Sukma maoist attack yesterday. In view of the Sukma maoist attack, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will not celebrate Holi this year. After paying a visit t...


I'm being harassed after announcing RK Nagar bypoll: Deepa Jayakumar

March 13, 2017

Chennai: Deepa Jayakumar, the niece of J Jayalalithaa, on Sunday alleged that she is being harassed to prevent her from contesting bypoll in R K Nagar Assembly seat to be held on April 12. Apparently referring to AIADMK chief V K Sasikala's camp, she said, "Right from the day I announced that I will be contesting in R K Nagar Assembly constituen...


Student dies at Isha centre: Isha source explains

March 11, 2017

COIMBATORE: M. Ramesh (21), a third year civil engineering student died of complications he reportedly developed after had taken two dips in a bathing well (Surya Kund) in Isha Yoga Center. His friends pulled him out unconscious and tried to bring him to consciousness, said A. Peter Jayaraj, a teacher, who had accompanied the students. The student...


Bus collide with van: six killed near Polur

March 09, 2017

TIRUVANNAMALAI: As many as six persons travelling in a van were killed and 13 others sustained injuries when a private bus collide with van near Polur on Wednesday. The van had transported people from Cheyyar for an engagement ceremony in Pazhangovil village near Kalasapakkam and was heading back to Cheyyar when a speeding private bus collided wit...


Mechanised boat catches fire at sea off Tamil Nadu Coast

March 07, 2017

MADURAI: A mechanised boat that set out on a fishing expedition caught fire east of Tuticorin fishing harbour. The boat TN12/MM/100-- belonged to S Jayasingh of Tuticorin, and there were four crew members -- Arockiaraj, Jenus, Amalraj and Karthik. The boat left the harbor around 11am. It sailed some distance when its engine developed a snag. Spar...


2 killed in a road accident near Tirupathi

March 04, 2017

VIJAYAWADA: Two persons were killed and five injured in a road accident near Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, police said. A group of devotees were returning to Tamil Nadu after ‘darshan’ at Tirupati temple when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it fell in a well. The victims were the driver and a woman, the police a...


Seafood safe despite oil spill: govt

March 03, 2017

CHENNAI: A state government report has said that seafood from Ernavur, Kasimedu and Ennore, the places affected by the oil slick since two ships collided on January 28, "is fit for human consumption." The "abnormal" smell of petroleum is not present in the samples said the report, submitted to the Southern bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT...


DMK discusses strategy to face civic polls

February 28, 2017

Chennai: A meeting of DMK's District Secretaries held here today discussed a host of issues, including local bodies elections expected soon. The meeting held at the party headquarters 'Anna Arivalayam' was chaired by DMK Working President M K Stalin. "We conducted the District Secretaries meeting and various issues including contesting the comin...