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DMK leads protest against SC/ST law dilution

April 16, 2018

CHENNAI: The DMK, along with other opposition parties, staged a protest here on Monday against the dilution of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Addressing the gathering, DMK leader M.K. Stalin said the Supreme Court order to dilute the Act was unacceptable. Stalin demanded the Central government to file an...


Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in TN amid Cauvery row

April 12, 2018

CHENNAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Thursday amid growing political turmoil over the Cauvery water issue and black flag protests by Opposition parties. Modi, who arrived by a special aircraft from New Delhi, was received at the airport by Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Pon Radhakrishnan, Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief...


Shutdown strike affects normal life in Tamil Nadu

April 05, 2018

CHENNAI: Normal life was affected in Tamil Nadu on Thursday due to a DMK-led shutdown strike over the Centre's failure to set up a Cauvery Management Board (CMB). In Chennai, skeletal government buses were plying on the roads while autorickshaws stayed off. But radio taxis were available. Suburban and long distance train services were also being...


Tamil Nadu: DMK announces Shutdown Tomorrow

April 04, 2018

CHENNAI: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam will lead a shutdown across Tamil Nadu on April 5 to protest the Centre’s failure to form the Cauvery Management Board, the party’s working President MK Stalin said. Stalin made the announcement after an all-party meeting the DMK had called in Chennai. The Supreme court in its 16 February verdict...


Kamal Haasan meets family of Usha and offered Rs. 10 lakhs

April 04, 2018

TIRUCHIRAPPALLI: Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan meets family members of Usha, who was killed after a traffic policeman allegedly kicked the two wheeler on which she was travelling with her husband; in Tiruchirappalli today. Kamal Haasan offered his condolences for their loss and gave 5 lakhs to her mother S. Lourdhu Mary and brother Robert...


TTV Dinakaran launches new party Today

March 15, 2018

Madurai: Independent legislator and sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran on Thursday launched his new party called Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagham (AMMK). He announced his party's name at Melur near the temple town here in Tamil Nadu. The party flag was later unfurled. "From today onwards we will function with a name and work to recover the 't...


TN forest fire: Tourist guide arrested

March 13, 2018

Theni (TN): A 30-year-old man, believed to be a tour guide who led a 36-member trekking group on an ill-fated expedition in the district, has been arrested, police said today. Ten people -- seven women and three men -- were killed in a forest fire in Kurangani hills in Western Ghats on Saturday, with the incident sending shock waves. Ranjith was ...


Nine die in Kurangani Hills forest fire, probe ordered

March 12, 2018

Theni (Tamil Nadu): Nine trekkers have died in a massive forest fire on the Kurangani Hills here in Tamil Nadu, an official said on Monday. Chief Minister K. Palaniswami ordered a probe into the incident. A total of 27 trekkers were rescued from the blaze in Theni, some 520 km from here. "Of the 27 rescued, 10 persons did not suffer any injuries ...


Kamal Haasan met the people of Athikadavu

March 10, 2018

COIMBATORE: "Makkal Needhi Maiam" founder Kamal Haasan met the people of Athikadavu who have faced the drinking water problem in Avinashi for the past three generations. He commended their efforts and extended his support for their noble cause. Kamal Haasan also inaugurated the technical skills centre of the sakthi special school for differently ...


ED asked not to arrest Karti Chidambaram

March 09, 2018

In a major relief to Karti Chidambaram, the Delhi High Court on Friday asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED) not to arrest Congress leader P. Chidambaram's son, accused in the INX Media money laundering case, till March 20. The interim relief to Karti Chidambaram, 46, from "any coercive action" taken against him by the ED till the next hearing of...