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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

Anti-social elements crept into pro-Jallikattu protests in Chennai: Police

Police used force only after stones were pelted at them, he claimed, adding, the police personnel had no intention to attack or harm people. As many as 94 cops sustained injuries while 51 police...

PTI | Jan 24, 2017 09:04 AM

Jallikattu: Governor Vidyasagar Rao approves ordinance; Tamil Nadu CM Panneerselvam and Sasikala Natarajan thank PM Modi

Vidyasagar Rao, who holds additional charge of Tamil Nadu, reached Chennai on Saturday in the backdrop of the Centre clearing the state government’s proposal to promulgate an ordinance to hold...

News Nation Bureau | Jan 21, 2017 07:59 PM

Governor clears Jallikattu ordinance: Who said what

Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday approved the jallikattu ordinance. The bull taming sport will be held at Alaganallur in Madurai and other parts of the state on Sunday.

News Nation Bureau | Jan 21, 2017 06:30 PM

Jallikattu row: Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and other actors join protest, here is what all happened on Friday

Top Tamil film actors including Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Ajith, Suriya, Dhanush and others held a silent protest at the South Indian Artistes' Association (SIAA) headquarters in T Nagar in Chennai...

News Nation Bureau | Jan 20, 2017 07:48 PM

Jallikattu row: We've been spearheading various protests, statement of TN CM has come as a relief, says MK Stalin

The protests on the streets of Chennai continue to hold fort against Jallikattu ban as DMK prepares to launch state-wide rail-roko protests. Stalwarts like AR Rahman are present amongst the...

News Nation Bureau | Jan 20, 2017 04:33 PM

Jallikattu row: Tamil Nadu to issue ordinance to ensure lift ban on bull sport

In a bid to defuse the swelling street protests, Tamil Nadu government on Friday said it will issue an ordinance to ensure the conduct of Jallikattu sport in a day or two and has submitted a draft of...

PTI | Jan 20, 2017 10:19 AM

The Jallikattu brigade: Celebrities who are supporting the bull taming sport in Tamil Nadu

As the row over the ban on Jallikattu intensifies, many big names including superstar Rajinijkanth legendary singer and composer AR Rahman, five time World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand and...

News Nation Bureau | Jan 19, 2017 08:52 PM

Jallikattu row: AR Rahman to observe fast; Sri Sri and Vishwanathan Anand come out in support of 'spirit of Tamil Nadu'

Amid the intensifying row over ban on Jallikattu, legendary singer and composer AR Rahman on Thursday took it to Twitter to announce that he will be observing fast on Friday to support the spirit of...

News Nation Bureau | Jan 19, 2017 06:59 PM

Sri Lankan Navy chases away over 2,000 Tamil Nadu fishermen, snap their fishing nets

Over 2,000 Tamil Nadu fishermen were forced to return without catch after Sri Lankan Navy personnel allegedly snapped the fishing nets of 10 mechanised boats off Katchatheevu.

PTI | Jan 19, 2017 02:13 PM

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