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Panel will be set up to probe Jayalalithaa’s death; wasn’t allowed to meet her in hospital, says Panneerselvam

Two months after Jayalalithaa’s death, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Wednesday said he would recommend an inquiry commission under a sitting Supreme Court judge to probe the...

PTI | Feb 08, 2017 01:47 PM

DMK's MK Stalin slams Sasikala, seeks CBI probe into Panneerselvam's allegations of 'forced' resignation

Hitting back at V K Sasikala, DMK Working President MK Stalin on Wednesday said it had nothing to with the ruling dispensation’s “internal squabbles” and accused the AIADMK General Secretary of...

PTI | Feb 08, 2017 01:29 PM

Sasikala says DMK behind Panneerselvam’s revolt against her

AIADMK general secretary Sasikala Natarajan has said that Panneerselvam was working at the behest of DMK and that the party was behind his revolt against her.

News Nation Bureau | Feb 08, 2017 08:57 AM

AIADMK's O Paneerselvam's journey from tea seller to Tamil Nadu CM

O Paneerselvam's journey from the tea shop to state ministry began in 1996, when he became the chairman of TN's Periakulam municipality, which later became his constituency after contesting in the...

News Nation Bureau | Feb 08, 2017 08:12 AM

AIADMK leader says Sasikala doesn't deserve to be party chief or CM

Veteran AIADMK leader and former assembly Speaker P H Pandian on Tuesday strongly opposed the elevation of V K Sasikala, saying she does not have the locus standi to either be the party chief or Chief...

PTI | Feb 07, 2017 03:21 PM

Chennai oil spill: Human error caused collision, says Tamil Nadu minister

Describing the recent collision of two ships off Chennai coast as an unfortunate incident caused by “human error”, State Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar on Monday said all efforts are being made to...

PTI | Feb 06, 2017 06:37 PM

In Tamil Nadu, it’s Sasikala vs Sasikala: Expelled AIADMK MP opposes change of CM

Expelled AIADMK Rajya Sabha MP Sasikala Puspha on Sunday opposed party chief V K Sasikala becoming the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, alleging she had a “criminal background”.

PTI | Feb 06, 2017 07:52 AM

People did not vote for anyone from Jayalalithaa's household to be CM: DMK Working President M K Stalin

People of Tamil Nadu did not vote for anyone from Jayalalithaa’s “household” to be chief minister, says DMK Working President M K Stalin, who appears to be keeping his options open on the...

PTI | Feb 05, 2017 01:57 PM

Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam visits oil spill site

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Sunday visited the oil spill affected Ennore and took stock of the clean-up operations.

PTI | Feb 05, 2017 12:06 PM

Cyclone Vardah, Jallikattu protests to oil spill: Marina Beach turns playground of natural disasters and cultural movements

On January 28, two shipping vessels had collided outside the Kamarajar Port at Ennore, resulting in rupture for one of them which led to an oil spill. Unfortunately, it is not the first time Marina...

News Nation Bureau | Feb 04, 2017 03:34 PM

AIADMK chief Sasikala likely to take over as Tamil Nadu CM soon

Tamil Nadu may see a change of guard as a section of ruling AIADMK MLAs are likely to urge Sasikala, a close aide of late Jayalalithaa, to take over the reins of the government at a meeting in Chennai...

PTI | Feb 04, 2017 01:09 PM

Chennai oil spill spreads amid massive shore clean-up efforts

Nearly a week after the oil spill due to collision of two ships off Chennai’s coast, hundreds of volunteers have removed about 60 tonnes of sludge in a massive clean-up effort.

News Nation Bureau | Feb 03, 2017 10:17 AM

Bronze idol of goddess Mariamman found stolen from Thanjavur temple in Tamil Nadu

A bronze idol of goddess Mariamman was found stolen from a temple in a village in this district, police said on Friday.

PTI | Jan 27, 2017 11:37 AM

Tamil Nadu: Police seize country made gun from farmer in Kadambur forest region

The seizure was made during a raid conducted by police in Ozapalayam village in Wednesday following information that some persons were possessing unlicensed guns for hunting, they said.

PTI | Jan 26, 2017 12:57 PM

Jallikattu row: NHRC notice to Tamil Nadu authorities over alleged police excesses on protesters

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday took suo motu cognisance of media reports over the police excesses on those who were protesting in support of Jallikattu and issued notices to...

News Nation Bureau | Jan 24, 2017 09:39 PM