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Chennai: A team of officials from the Public Works Department (PWD) left for Assam to explore the possibility of importing sand from the northeastern state to meet the requirements of sand-starved Tamil Nadu. The visit follows Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal's offer to supply sand for ...
Every time a film star is set to make a debut in Tamil Nadu politics, comparisons with superstar MGR - MG Ramachandran - are inevitable. As both Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth are geraing up to launch their respective political parties, numerous comparisons are being drawn with MGR and his legacy ...

Chennai: Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct environment ministry to carry out necessary amendments to environment rules and exempt the fireworks manufacturing industry from various provisions of the rules to save the ...
The victim Jeeva, who had come to watch the sport was attacked by a bull, they said. Tamil Nadu | Press Trust of India | Updated: January 18, 2018 00:24 IST. 2 Shares. email. PRINT. COMMENTS. 5 Gored To Death At Jallikattu Events Held In Tamil Nadu. Jallikattu is synonymous with Pongal festivities in this region. (File).
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, who announced his political entry last month, set tongues wagging on Wednesday after hinting that he is not against a political alliance with actor Kamal Hassan. The veteran Actors shared the stage here at the launch event of animation film "Kizhakku Africa vil Raju" (English: ...
Chennai: Tamil Nadu is all set to get three new government-funded residential schools this year. Union education ministry had recently approved the state's proposal to construct the facilities at Villupuram (Kallakurichi), Nagapattinam (Mailaduthurai) and Dharmapuri (Pennagaram) where the dropout rate ...

Prabhu was found unconscious outside the washroom of the apartment around 7 am by his flatmates, who rushed him to a hospital where he was declared brought dead. PTI. Updated:January 17, 2018, 2:37 PM IST. facebook · twitter · Google skype whatsapp. 28-year-old Doctor From Tamil Nadu Found ...
The actor said he would undertake the journey in 'phases' and over a period of time. He would commence the journey from his birth and home town of Ramanathapuram in south Tamil Nadu. "I intend on meeting and spending time with the people from the districts of Madurai, Dindigul and Sivaganga," he ...
For the third consecutive year, Tamil Nadu has topped the list of States with the most tourist arrivals, both domestic and international. Tourism Minister Vellamandi N. Natarajan said on Tuesday that there had been a steady increase of tourists to Tiruchi since 2014, reports The Hindu. So what is it about ...
A mere 24.6% of high school students aged 14-18 years are able to carry out subtraction, while only 47% can solve division problems and 28.4% are able to recognise numbers (10-99), as per the findings of the Annual Status of education Report (ASER) released on Tuesday based on a survey in rural ...
Tamil Nadu continues to top the list on arrival of domestic and foreign travellers in the country, according to Vellamandi N. Natarajan, Tourism Minister. Speaking at the Pongal celebrations held at Kuzhumani near here on Tuesday, he said Tamil Nadu had secured first place among the States in both ...
Two onlookers have died in the space of two days in the jallikattu events in Palamedu and Avaarangadu in Tamil Nadu as the barricades separating the spectators from the arena were inadequate. Two others were killed in the manjuvirattu (a variant of jallikattu) at Siravayal when the bulls were unleashed ...
An increase in raw material prices impacts manufacturing competitiveness, making Tamil Nadu's exporters vulnerable in the global market now populated by cheaper goods from Bangladesh, Vietnam and Cambodia. Tirupur's entrepreneurs have for long tried to cut down price of cotton access, including a ...
In the 1980s the state of Tamil Nadu made national headlines for all the wrong reasons. One of them was rampant female foeticide across the state. Gory stories of baby girls being brutally killed, drowned or abandoned emerged and the image of the state continued to remain tarnished for years.
Tamil Maanila Congress president G.K. Vasan said Gnani expressed his views quite boldly and his death was a big loss to Tamil Nadu and the world of literature. M.H. Jawahirullah, state president of the Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (MMK) said, until his last breath Gnani raised voices against communal ...
AIADMK senior leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today said the party and the government led by it were secular and accused vested interests of coming up with false accusations. "Both the party and the government led by AIADMK are secular," he said to a question by reporters here ...
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SALEM: AIADMK senior leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today said the party and the government led by it were secular and accused ... Cauvery issue, he expressed the hope that the outcome of the verdict on the river water dispute would be favourable to the farmers in Tamil Nadu.
journalist, playwright and literary critic Gnani died in Chennai in the early hours of Monday. He was 64. He is survived by his son, Manush Nandan, cinematographer. Gnani, whose original name was V. Sankaran, began his career at the Indian Express. Later, he edited a number of journals in Tamil. He ran ...
KRISHNAGIRI: Six people died and 27 others sustained injuries when a car hit a Tamil Nadu State Transport corporation bus near Hosur in Krishnagiri district on Sunday evening. The bus fell on its side when its driver tried vainly to avoid a collision with the car. The bus rolled and fell into a roadside pit.
BENGALURU: It's not just members of the public who are looking to purchase ISI-mark helments in the city. Leading the lot are city cops, who have been categorically told by additional commissioner of police (traffic) R Hitendra that they'd be the first ones to face the heat if they fail to comply with the helmet ...
Tamil Nadu Celebrates Pongal After Recent Good Rains For farmers. Recent good rains across the southern state have brought relief for ... Chennai: Festivity and cheer largely marked Pongal celebrations across Tamil Nadu today. Recent good rains across the southern state have brought relief for ...
Weeks after his much-awaited foray into politics, actor Kamal Haasan is all set to kick-start his debut tour across Tamil Nadu from January 26, he declared. Mr Haasan, who stepped into politics after accusing the E Palaniswami government of corruption and bad governance, is also to launch a ...
The Pongal festivities take place over four days: the first day is Bhogi, which was Saturday, the second being celebrated on the first day of the Tamil month, Thai, the third day is the Mattu Pongal and the fourth is the Kannum Pongal. Tamil Nadu celebrates second day of Pongal with traditional fervour.
Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) is high among under-5 children at 8% in Tamil Nadu, according to the National Family Health Survey-4 (NFHS-4) data released in 2017. Defined by a very low weight-for-height and by visible severe wasting, or by the presence of nutritional oedema (swelling of feet, ...
Tamil Nadu skipper Vijay Shankar, who missed the first two matches, will be back in action against Goa for the third T20 League (South Zone) match at the Dr PVG Raju ACA sports Complex, Vizianagaram, on Thursday. Vijay, who was nursing an ankle niggle at the National Cricket Academy last week, ...
How do you prevent hacking? Simple, suggested this lawmaker in TN assembly, by bringing in a state law against hacking. Raising the issue of cybersecurity during the question hour, AIADMK legislator S Semmalai wanted the government to bring in a legislation to prevent hackers from entering any ...
Karnan was arrested from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu on June 20 after he had evaded the police for over a month. He became the first sitting high court judge to have been sentenced to a prison term. Karnan, who had enrolled himself as an advocate with the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu in 1983, was ...
The statement from EID Parry said: "The farmers in Tamil Nadu have been demanding SAP, which is higher than the FRP. With a view to decisively settle the claim...the company and the farmers have agreed to a one-time payment. We have been advised by the state government that the future cane price ...
A tiny shop in a street corner, with strings of small packets, and lines of jars filled with colourful candies: my mind instantly goes to Honeydukes candy shop in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Tamil Nadu has a rich tradition of candies, which were made without chemical preservatives and contributed in ...
Chennai: family members of striking employees of state-run buses in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday staged demonstrations across the state as the crippling work stoppage ... The strike resonated in the Tamil Nadu Assembly where DMK leader M.K. Stalin urged the Chief Minister to talk to the striking workers.
Tamil Nadu and Karnataka reaffirmed their position after the Supreme Court indicated on Tuesday it would deliver within a month its verdict on the decades-old Cauvery water-sharing dispute between the two southern neighbours. The top court's remarks prompted Tamil Nadu chief minister Edapaddi ...
Nearly 4,000 workers of about 860 fireworks units in and around Sivasaki in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday intensified their stir by observing fast over their demand of exemption of fireworks from the ambit of the Environment Protection Act. The units had remained indefinitely closed since December 26 over ...
Karnataka yet to release 81 tmcft of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, says CM K Palaniswami. PTI| ... Chennai: Tamil Nadu government today said Karnataka has so far released 111 tmcft of Cauvery water of stipulated 192 tmcft annually (April-May) and steps were being taken to get the remaining quantum.
Actors' Pics On Ration Cards, Not Our Mistake Says Tamil Nadu government. Speaking in the state assembly yesterday, Food Minister R Kamaraj noted that some people had wrongly uploaded photographs of celebrities from their smart phones, which resulted in the printing of such images.
"For the fourth edition this year, we are expecting at least 50,000 people," says Benedict Savio, who started the Tamil Nadu International Balloon Festival in 2015. He says that in the first year, the festival drew 2,000 visitors from the villages around Pollachi. The next year, the number swelled to 8,000, with ...
The LPF and the CITU insist that the Tamil Nadu government should withdraw the January 4 wage settlement, as a precondition for withdrawing the bus ... On the seventh day of the Tamil Nadu bus strike, trade unions said they were ready to accept a 2.44 per cent wage hike, and urged the Madras High ...
Chennai: Tamil Nadu, which has the most number of state-run medical colleges in the country, has shot off a letter to a parliamentary standing committee, reviewing the National Medical Commission Bill, saying that the bill "portrays a lack of understanding of ground realities and the principles of ...
The 2016 ASER survey had noted that at 99.6 %, Tamil Nadu had one of the highest enrolment rates in the country. With regard to basic skills, however, it was found that nearly half the children surveyed had been finishing upper primary without equipping themselves with foundational arithmetic skills.
Senior AIADMK leader and Deputy Speaker of the Tamil Nadu Assembly, V Jayaraman, on Tuesday suggested that late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's name be recommended for the Nobel prize in the light of her scheme to prevent female infanticide in the state. Jayaraman was speaking in the Tamil Nadu ...
Three persons, including two polytechnic students, were crushed to death in a road accident involving a private bus and a tractor at Puliampatti here on Wednesday morning. Thirty-four persons, including 16 women, were injured in the accident. The police identified the deceased as S. Arun Kumar (19), ...
Chennai: The bus strike by Tamil Nadu State Transport Corp. (TNSTC) employees intensified across the state on its seventh day on Wednesday with the family members of employees joining the demonstrations. The employees are in fact set to intensify protests after the state government issued notices to ...
As Tamil Nadu gears up to celebrate the annual harvest festival of Pongal this month, preparations to conduct the contentious bull-taming sport of jallikattu are already underway in many towns across the state. The traditional sport involves a bull charging into an arena where participants attempt to encircle ...
Chennai: The strike called by some transport unions over wage-related issues entered the fifth day today. As many as 17 trade unions had launched an indefinite stir since Thursday night, with scores of Tamil Nadu State Transport corporation (TNSTC) staff joining the protest. Reports claimed that the ...
Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus in Koyambedu, Asia's largest bus terminus, wore a deserted look as the transport workers' strike entered the third day. Passengers were stranded at every bus stop in the city, waiting for the few buses that were operated. In Koyambedu, buses of the Tamil Nadu State ...
TRICHY: At least 80 per cent of the government-run buses went off the roads in Trichy on Saturday as the transport unions' strike continued for the third day. With official sources in TNSTC claiming that 50 per cent of the buses are being operated in Trichy, the reality shows the other side. Left with no option ...
Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman, speaking at the curtain-raiser of his grand event 'Netru Indru Nalai', celebrating his 25 years in the movie industry, said that Tamil Nadu needs a stronger leadership for the betterment of its people. The musician added that there are several matters in the state ...
The Dravidian movement, led by E.V. Ramasamy, positioning itself in the vanguard of a new lobby in Tamil Nadu, identified literature, stage plays and, later on, movies as vehicles to propagate its ideology of anti-Brahminism and rationalism. With Periyar consistently criticising the then existing trend of ...
Commuters at the Anthiyur bus stand were left helpless on Friday after Tamil Nadu State Transport corporation staff, dissatisfied with the wage pact offered by the government, went on strike. Following Thursday's flash strike, the Corporation had on Friday sought to make interim arrangements by inviting ...
Tamil Nadu has emerged as the leader in the country in terms of Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education. The All India Survey on Higher Education report (2106-2017), released by Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar here on Friday, saw the State lead with a GER of ...


 

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