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HANUR (CHAMARAJANAGAR): As you enter the interior villages of Hanur assembly constituency which borders Tamil Nadu, all you can see is groups of elderly men sitting on Aralikatte (platform built around peepal tree) and school going boys and girls playing on the streets. Most of the streets in ...
Trichy: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not responded to a request seeking his appointment for an all-party delegation from Tamil Nadu to urge him to set ... Lok Sabha deputy speaker M Thambithurai said that the Tamil Nadu government had confidence in the Supreme Court and hence had knocked ...

The journalist and author Divya Kumar has come out with a thriller 'The Shrine of Death'. The book had a vibrant launch on Friday in the city. The protagonist is a young woman, Prabha Sinha who is an IT professional in Chennai who is plunged into the netherworld of idol theft, murder and betrayal. ...
The TRS leader, who was welcomed by Stalin at the Gopalapuram residence of Karunanidhi, later left for the house of the leader of opposition in the Tamil Nadu assembly, who also joined him in the same vehicle. Deliberations between Stalin and Rao are likely to be held at the former's residence ...
Ever since the launch of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), party chief Kamal Haasan has been doing rounds of Tamil Nadu. Haasan had earlier said that he wished to visit all districts of the state to meet and greet people and take forward his party ideology. After Madurai, where the MNM was launched, ...
The rest of the country got a taste of the prevailing mood in Tamil Nadu the day the Indian Premier League's first game in three years in Chennai was about to get under way. Thousands of protesters poured into the roads leading to the stadium in a bid to block traffic and prevent spectators from reaching ...

CHENNAI: Appalled that students from Tamil Nadu who appear for National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test 2018 were allotted exam centres in Rajasthan and Kerala, the Madras high court on Friday directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to immediately recall the allotments and ...
Man Held For Facebook Posts Linking Tamil Nadu Ministers To Sex Scandal Accused ... Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu: A 25-year-old man was arrested for allegedly posting defamatory comments on social media linking a few state ministers with a professor held in connection with a sex scandal, police said ...
After a video of two Christian pastors being manhandled at a temple in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari district gone viral, the police on Saturday arrested a person in connection with the incident that happened on April 22. The video shows that pastors being forcefully smeared with holy ash by some ...
Of the 990 candidates who cleared the Civil Services Examination 2017, over 50 hail from Tamil Nadu. Two of them figured in the top 100 ranks. V. Keerti Vasan, a civil engineer from Dharmapuri, secured the 29th rank, emerging the topper among the candidates from Tamil Nadu. After passing out ...
In a severe blow to government doctors in Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a petition seeking exclusive quota for 'in service doctors' in admission to postgraduate medical degree courses. A five-judge Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra dismissed an application ...
Increasing awareness on the goodness of palm products and sustainable living associated with it has brought hope to Tamil Nadu's palm climbers, despite dwindling numbers of the state tree. Palm climber Shanmugam slices the tip of the palm's inflorescence to tap palm nectar. Image Credit: Balasubramaniam N.
Higher education secretary Sunil Paliwal said institutions of Tamil Nadu were faring well in the NIRF rankings. Seven universities including Anna University, Bharathiar University, University of Madras, Madhurai Kamraj University, Bharathidasan and Periyar universities are among the top 100 institutions.
TIRUCHIRAPALLI: Passengers of the Karaikudi-Chennai Pallavan Superfast Express train had a miraculous escape after its engine derailed near the Tiruchirapalli Railway Junction (TPJ) on Wednesday morning. A senior officer of Tiruchirapalli division of the Southern Railway said the engine of the train ...
CHENNAI: Ever wondered why a majority of the unaccounted cash transported within the state and to neighbouring states during elections remains untraced? Old and condemned government vehicles in Tamil Nadu, auctioned to individuals who retain the registration number with the letter 'G', are ...
The state of Tamil Nadu including Chennai normally observes less amount of weather activity in the month of April. In fact, the first half of April remained mainly dry. However, during the past day scattered pre-Monsoon showers made an appearance over few interior parts of the state.
CHENNAI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi is likely to tour Tamil Nadu and address public meetings. His visit will be after the completion of Karnataka assembly elections, campaign for which is underway. TNCC chief S Thirunavukkarasar, who met Gandhi in New Delhi and apprised him of the political ...

CHENNAI: A 25-year-old man was hacked to death by 10 of his friends near Guduvanchery on Monday night. The victim Jagan, who runs an jewellery shop in Andhra Pradesh, was in Chennai to visit his parents. On Monday at 9.30pm, Jagan was on the terrace of his parents' house in Guduvanchery when ...
The Madras High Court on Tuesday ruled in favour of the Union Territory of Puducherry in a long-pending dispute with the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB - now Tangedco) over the rates charged by the latter for supply of electricity produced by the Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC). The judgment ...
Catherine Gilon. It was almost 6'o clock in the evening at Narasinganur village of Villupuram district in Tamil Nadu. With a thick belt encircling his hip and a palmyra tree, and a contraption that held his tools, 38-year-old Pandian Thevasagayam quickly climbed up the palm, Tamil Nadu's state tree. He was ...
The Corporation will develop such facilities and personnel from the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation will man them to guide beach-goers. The Marina will get modern toilets in two more locations. The civic body will develop watch towers, offer facilities such as beach umbrellas for visitors and ...
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Tuesday rejected the allegation and the suspicion that Nirmala Devi, an assistant professor at an Arupukottai college who was arrested on charges of attempted trafficking, may have insinuated the involvement of either him or his office. “I have not seen the ...
The Indian Embassy in Muscat organised a roadshow on 'Vibrant Tamil Nadu Global Food Expo and Summit' at its premises on Monday. ... Tamil Nadu is a key producer of various food and agro-products in India like rice, maize, pigeon pea, groundnut and millet, vegetables, fruits, spices, plantations and ...
The applicant should be a resident of Tamil Nadu for not less than 3 year and 50 % of the allocation would be earmarked to women beneficiarie. For general and special category applicants, the margin capital should be 10% and 5% of the project cost respectively. Hence, the aspiring entrepreneur may ...
Bipin Preet Singh, founder and CEO of MobiKwik, said: “With the the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) going live, residents of Tamil Nadu can now pay their electricity bills with a single tap on their smartphones. Our efforts to digitise utility payments in Tamil Nadu are being acknowledged and we are ...
TNCC president S Thirunavukkarasar participated in the first such meeting last Sunday for Chennai East district. "We have 72 party districts in Tamil Nadu and we need to connect with about 65,000 booth committees. Over the next two months, I intend to travel across the state and participate in such district ...
New Delhi: Three BJP-ruled states and Tamil Nadu will move the Supreme Court against its order on the SC-ST Act with the Centre maintaining that state governments are on board in seeking a recall of the verdict, days after violent protests by Dalit groups engulfed several parts of the country. Following a ...
The stench from the audio file that has rocked Tamil Nadu since Sunday has reached the Raj Bhavan in Chennai. Within 48 hours, Governor Banwarilal Purohit has taken note of the sexual favours that were sought by an assistant professor of Devanga Arts college in Virudhunagar, affiliated to the Madurai ...
CHENNAI: State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has directed the Tamil Nadu government to pay a compensation of 4.5 lakh to a businessman who was tortured in custody by the Tirunelveli police ten years ago. The SHRC bench headed by D Jayachandran also recommended to initiate disciplinary ...
Ever since the Supreme Court-mandated deadline for setting up the Cauvery Management Board expired at the end of March, Tamil Nadu has been simmering. On Thursday, the anger boiled over during PM Narendra Modi's visit to Chennai for the Defexpo. An army of vociferous protesters in black took ...
CHENNAI: Superstar Rajinikanth today said the life for the people in Tamil Nadu has become a "struggle" as they have to launch protests to secure and ... The actor was apparently referring to the agitations over the Cauvery issue to get the share of water for Tamil Nadu, and the protest seeking closure of ...
Madhavakurichi Panchayat, Tamil Nadu: It wasn't personal ambition that drove K Muthukanni to stand for election as panchayat president from Madhavakurichi in Mannur block of southern Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district. It was indignation at the humiliation heaped on the incumbent dalit panchayat ...
On February 16, the Supreme Court had passed an order reducing Tamil Nadu's share of Cauvery water by 14.75 tmcft. It also asked the Union government to frame a scheme for the implementation of its order, including the setting up of the Cauvery Management Board within six weeks. The board would ...
Superstar Rajinikanth on Saturday said the life for the people in Tamil Nadu has become a "struggle" as they have to launch protests to secure and ensure their due rights. The actor was referring to the agitations over the Cauvery issue to get the share of water for Tamil Nadu, and the protest seeking ...
CHENNAI: Occupants of land belonging to Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) department cannot engage in commercial activities that could be construed as against Hindu “sentiments”. In a move to protect the religious sentiments of Hindus, the state has decided not to lease out lands ...
Thunderstorm accompanied with squall likely at isolated places over Assam and Meghalaya, Nagaland-Manipur Mizoram-Tripura and Odisha. Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds likely at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, north coastal Andhra Pradesh Tamil Nadu, coastal ...
CHENNAI: The Meteorological Department on Friday issued a heavy rainfall warning for 15 districts in the southern and northern Tamil Nadu. As per the prediction, heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Ramanathapuram, Theni and Virudhunagar ...
The kindergarten at the tribal village of Panapalli near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, is not just a place for the children of the village to spend a few hours every day. It is a health centre and a site for vaccination programmes. It runs regular awareness camps for mothers and medical checkups for children.
Two big ticket events -- IPL matches moving out of Tamil Nadu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi ending up helihopping to two function venues in Chennai ... Emboldened by twin hits in quick succession, fringe groups are bound to come up with demands tougher than ever – Tamil Nadu is not short of ...
CHENNAI: Faced with strident criticism over lapses in forest surveillance, the Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday appointed senior officer Atulya Misra to probe the circumstances leading to the Kurangani forest fire in Bodi range of Theni district which left 12 trekkers dead and several others injured.
Even as fisherfolk in Kanyakumari are waiting to hear back from the fishermen who ventured out to sea 10 days ago, heavy rains are expected in southern parts of Tamil Nadu. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Director of the Met Department S Balachandran said, “In a few places, heavy rains are likely ...
On a January night in 1989, the day DMK romped home in the assembly election to form the government in Tamil Nadu, after a gap of 14 years, a car crashed into an iron-grill gate on Loyola campus, Chennai, forcing it open. The objective was to get a few hostel students, prevented by the management ...
One is the consent to establish and operate to be obtained from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB). In the past, INO project proponents had complained that the TNPCB had been sitting on the file for years without taking any action when Jayalalithaa was Chief Minister (2011-16). Also, the INO ...
Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minsiter O Panneerselvam will present the 2018-19 budget in the state Assembly today. ... The first budget of the Tamil Nadu government after last year's merger of Chief Minister K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minsiter O Panneerselvam-led AIADMK camps will be presented ...
Last year, the Tamil Nadu government had made identity documents of parents mandatory and on the ground authorities also reportedly insisted on personal appearance of parents. This had made things tougher for many who either did not have parental consent for wedding or chose to marry without the ...
CMCH tops in newborn care in Tamil Nadu. Wilson Thomas. Coimbatore, March 15, 2018 08:19 IST. Updated: March 15, 2018 08:19 IST. Share Article; PRINT; A A A. Mothers being trained on Kangaroo Mother Care concept at the newborns ward of Coimbatore Medical College Hospital. | Photo Credit: S_SIVA ...
National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), on Wednesday, declared that the request for proposal (RFP) to convert the NH-4 (new NH-48) stretch from Walajapeth to Chinnaiyan Chathiram in Tamil Nadu into a six-lane highway has been annulled. It has now re-invited fresh bids with fresh RFP.
CHENNAI: The death toll in Tamil Nadu's Kurangani Hills forest fire increased to 11 on Tuesday, with a 29-year-old succumbing to severe burn injuries, said ... Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purhohit on Tuesday visited the Madurai Government Hospital and consoled the family members of the injured.
The company with consortium with Modern Road Markets, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, has emerged as a preferred bidder for two hybrid annuity projects under NHDP phase IV in the state of Tamil Nadu. The projects include four laning of Puducherry to Poondiyankuppam at a cost of ...
M Ponnuswami, Chairman and Managing Director of Pon Pure, manufacturer of chemicals and allied products, was today elected as Chairman, CII Tamil Nadu, State Council for 2018-19, the CII release said here. Prior to taking up his new role, he was CII Vice-Chairman. He was also the Convenor, ...


 

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