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Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar to enter politics; says will either join AIADMK or float new party

More than a month after the demise of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, her niece Deepa Jayakumar, who resembles Amma, on Tuesday announced that she will make her debut in politics in...

News Nation Bureau | Jan 17, 2017 12:48 PM

Video: Villagers in Tamil Nadu's Palamedu conduct symbolic Jallikattu event defying SC's order

Animal welfare body PETA on Thursday said the purpose of Jallikattu festival is to thank the nature which cannot be achieved by tormenting bulls and causing injuries and deaths to people and bulls.

News Nation Bureau | Jan 15, 2017 02:45 PM

PM Modi praises Cho Ramaswamy for making Thuglak a weapon against all divisive forces

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday praised political satirist and founder-editor of Thuglak magazine Srinivasa Iyer Ramaswamy. Popularly known as Cho Ramaswamy, Srinivasa was a Tamil actor,...

News Nation Bureau | Jan 15, 2017 07:45 AM

Jallikattu ban: DMK protests, Stalin slams PM Modi

In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Jallikattu issue, DMK on Friday charged that he had time to meet actors and others but not the AIADMK MPs who wanted to discuss about...

PTI | Jan 13, 2017 02:44 PM

Tamil Nadu joins UDAY scheme; set to save Rs 11,000 crore

Tamil Nadu also became the 21st State to join Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) Scheme, and its discom—TANGEDCO— today inked a Memorandum of Understanding with Power Ministry for operational...

PTI | Jan 10, 2017 12:18 AM

Jallikattu ban: Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam urges Centre to promulgate ordinance

Amidst growing chorus for holding the bull taming sport of Jallikattu this year, Tamil Nadu government on Monday urged the Centre to consider promulgating an ordinance for "removing the legal...

PTI | Jan 09, 2017 03:19 PM

Chennai: AIADMK General Secretay Sasikala names newborn as Jayalalithaa

AIADMK General Secretay VK Sasikala on Sunday named a baby girl of a party functionary as 'Jayalalithaa,'. In true Jayalalithaa style, she also kissed the girl gently on the forehead before blessing...

PTI | Jan 08, 2017 07:54 PM

10 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested, boats impounded by Sri Lankan Navy

10 Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested on Sunday and their boats impounded by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters.

PTI | Jan 08, 2017 12:00 PM

Drought staring at Tamil Nadu, says CM Panneerselvam, assures relief

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Tuesday said that the state was staring at a drought due to failure of the North East monsoon and assured farmers that they would be given appropriate...

PTI | Jan 03, 2017 06:44 PM

Sasikala Natarajan breaks down while talking about Jayalalithaa after taking charge as AIADMK General Secretary

Always seen as a shadow of Jayalalithaa and never heard in public, V K Sasikala, has emerged as her political heir to lead AIADMK which has had hugely charismatic figures at its helm in all its 45...

News Nation Bureau | Dec 31, 2016 02:10 PM

IIT Madras websites hacked, institute launches probe to find vulnerabilities

Some auxiliary websites of the IIT Madras have been found hacked and the institute on Friday said it was examining the "vulnerabilities" that led to the hacking episode.

PTI | Dec 30, 2016 05:04 PM

Tamil Nadu: 58-year-old man sentenced to 14 years jail for sexually harassing girls in an orphanage

A 58-year-old man was on Wednesday sentenced to 14 years of rigorous imprisonment by a special court for allegedly sexually harassing eight children in an orphanage run by him at a village in...

PTI | Dec 29, 2016 08:53 AM

Ponnaiyan says no indication of any contest for AIADMK general secretary post

Amidst demands for appointing late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s confidante Sasikala as the AIADMK general secretary ahead of Thursday’s crucial General Council meet, a senior party leader on...

PTI | Dec 28, 2016 08:10 PM

Former TN Chief Secy claims to be scared for his life, says no one would have dared to target him if Jayalalithaa was alive

Tainted former Tamil Nadu chief secretary Rama Mohan Rao on Tuesday broke his silence for the first time since income tax raid at his residence and said that nobody would have dared to do this to him...

News Nation Bureau | Dec 27, 2016 01:45 PM

Rs 36 lakh unaccounted cash in Rs 2,000 notes seized in Tamil Nadu; 5 apprehended

Unaccounted cash to the tune of Rs 36 lakh in the denomination of Rs 2,000 notes were seized from a car in nearby Tirupur district, early on Tuesday and five persons taken into custody in this...

PTI | Dec 27, 2016 12:53 PM