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8 Indian fishermen arrested by SL Navy, TN govt fumes

June 24, 2017

Nagapptinam/Chennai: Eight Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested today by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in the territorial waters of the island country, drawing angry reaction from the state government which termed it as an "abduction". The fishermen from Nagapattinam were fishing near Paruthithurai when they were held by Lankan naval per...


Case registered for bribing voters: TN CM

June 19, 2017

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Monday told the state assembly that a case has been registered against the persons who allegedly indulged in bribing voters in the R.K. Nagar by-elections. Palaniswami said the case has been registered as per the Election Commission's directive. He was responding to the DMK members who raised t...


No ‘plastic rice’ in T.N.: Minister

June 12, 2017

CHENNAI: Amidst reports that adulterated ‘plastic rice’ is doing the rounds across States, Tamil Nadu Food Minister R. Kamaraj, assured that “every” rice bag received by the State from the Central pool was being monitored. “These issues like ‘plastic rice’ and others would crop up only where there is short...


Four killed by wild elephant in Tamil Nadu

June 02, 2017

CHENNAI: A wild male elephant on Friday entered a residential colony near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu and trampled to death four persons, including a girl, officials said. According to reports reaching here, the animal has been tranquilized. Police said the elephant reached the Ganesapuram locality near Coimbatore, around 500 km from here. It first...


Madras HC stays central notification on bovine sales

May 30, 2017

CHENNAI: The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday stayed for four weeks the operation of new central government rules on cattle trade. The court issued notice to the central government asking it to file a reply within four weeks. The central government’s May 23 notification governing sale of cows and buffaloes — and their...


Panneerselvam rules out merger talks for now

May 19, 2017

New Delhi: The AIADMK faction led by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Friday ruled out talks with the rival faction headed by Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy on a merger unless it declares Sasikala and her family members are formally expelled from the party. The group also kept its cards close to its chest on which party or c...


Tamil Nadu Transport workers call off strike

May 17, 2017

Chennai: Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation Union representatives on Tuesday agreed to give up their strike following the assurances from the government. ...


Transport workers begin indefinite strike

May 15, 2017

Chennai: Trade unions of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) have called for the suspension of bus services from today. The staff unions have been demanding the release of funds for the arrears of the employees along retirement benefits and Provident Fund. However, the seven rounds of talks which held with the government officials on S...


20-year-old engineering student found dead in university hostel in Vellore

May 11, 2017

VELLORE: A second year mechanical engineering student of VIT University at Katpadi near hear was found dead at his hostel room on Thursday. Nallam Sathya Basker Santhosh, son of N V Rama Rao, was a native of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand state. "Nallam Santhosh was staying in the hostel room along with three other students. He went to the bathroom aroun...


23-year-old IAF man shoots himself dead

May 04, 2017

CHENNAI: A 23-year-old airman attached to the Indian Air Force base at Tambaram here shot himself dead on Wednesday night. Police said Kabir Singh, a native of Uttar Pradesh, was on security duty when all of a sudden he shot himself. Hearing a gun shot, his colleagues rushed to the spot and found his body. The body was moved to the Chromepet G...