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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...


Trichy: Police officer arrested after pregnant woman's death

March 08, 2018

TIRUCHIRAPALLI: A Tamil Nadu Police officer has been arrested after he kicked a motorcycle on a busy road, forcing a pregnant woman who was riding pillion to fall and die, officials said on Thursday. The four-month pregnant woman, identified as Usha, was killed after crashing on the road in this city on Wednesday, triggering huge protests. The off...


TN MPs must resign! M.K. Stalin on Cauvery Issue

March 03, 2018

CHENNAI: DMK leader M.K. Stalin on Saturday upped the ante on the Cauvery water issue, suggesting to Chief Minister K. Palaniswami that the parliamentarians from Tamil Nadu should resign if Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not meet the all-party delegation from the state. Speaking to reporters after meeting with Palaniswami at the state secretari...


Kanchi seer Jayendra Saraswati laid to rest

March 01, 2018

KANCHIPURAM: Jayendra Saraswati, the 69th pontiff of the Sankara Mutt, who passed away a day ago, was given 'maha samadhi' within the mutt premises on Thursday. His final resting place or the 'brindavanam' was built near his predecessor the 68th pontiff, the iconic Chandrasekarendra Saraswati. The 82-year-old pontiff's body was interred in accord...