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'Padmaavat' producers move SC against ban by some states

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Thursday a plea by the producers of Padmaavat challenging the ban on the controversial movie in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana. When the producers' counsel Mahesh Agrawal, mentioned the matter on Wednesday before a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and sought an...

11 days ago
CBI arrests key accused in 1993 Chennai's RSS HQ blast

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) The CBI on Friday arrested a key member of Tamil Nadu-based banned terrorist organisation Al-Ummah for his involvement in 1993 bomb blast at the Chennai RSS headquarters in which 11 people were killed, an official said. Mushtaq Ahmed, 56, was arrested from the outskirts of Chennai. A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official said that the investigato...

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DMK to back AIADMK MPs for AIIMS-style facility in TN: Stalin

Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) DMK leader M.K. Stalin on Thursday said his party's Rajya Sabha members would cooperate with their AIADMK counterparts in the Lok Sabha for getting a facility on the lines of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Tamil Nadu. In a statement here, Stalin said the Central government has failed to fulfil its promise of setting up an AIIMS in Tamil Nadu ...

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TN government will fall in three months: Dinakaran

Chennai, Dec 24 (IANS) Sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V.Dinakaran on Sunday said the current Tamil Nadu government will fall in three months time. His remarks came he established a considerable lead in the by-election for Radhakrishnan Nagar (R.K.Nagar) Assembly constituency ahead of the ruling AIADMK candidate E.Madhusudhanan and others. Dinakaran contested the by-polls held on Dec...

25 days ago
Madras HC notice to TN on plea for Jaya's cremation

Chennai, Dec 22 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Friday issued notice to the Tamil Nadu government and the Corporation of Chennai while admitting the plea filed by a woman claiming to be the daughter of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and requesting her body for cremation. S. Amrutha approached the court with a plea to exhume Jayalalithaa's body for cremation and performing the ritual...

25 days ago
Madras HC orders notice to TN government on plea for Jaya's cremation

Chennai, Dec 22 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Friday ordered notice to the Tamil Nadu government and the Corporation of Chennai while admitting the plea filed by a woman claiming to be the daughter of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. S. Amrutha approached the court with a plea to exhume Jayalalithaa's body for cremation and performing the rituals as per her Vaishnava Iyengar Brahmi...

26 days ago
Sahitya Akademi Awards announced for 24 languages, Tamil poet's family declines award

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The Sahitya Akademi on Thursday announced its annual awards in 24 languages, but the family of late Tamil poet Inqulab has decided not to accept the award. Inqulab, who was born as Shahul Hameed, won the Sahitya Akademi Award in Tamil for his collection of poems titled Kaandhal Naatkal. My father was not running behind any award. He wrote expecting actio...

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Late TN poet's family to decline Sahitya Akademi award

Chennai, Dec 21 (IANS) The family of late poet Inqulab (born as Shahul Hameed) has decided not to accept the Sahitya Akademi award announced for him, the poet's son said on Thursday. The Sahitya Akadmei announced the award on Thursday in New Delhi for Inqulab's collection of poems. My father was not running behind any award. He wrote expecting action by authorities against him an...

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PM visits cyclone-hit TN, Kerala, Lakshadweep

Kanyakumari/Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu and Kerala on Tuesday sought over Rs 17,500 crore for relief and rehabilitation work as Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a hurricane day-long visit to their coastal areas and Lakshadweep promising all help when he met the kin of fishermen who went missing after cyclone Ockhi hit the southern coast. This is not the time for lecture...

1 month ago
Land most sought asset of Salem Steel Plant: Palaniswami

Chennai, Dec 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to advise Union Steel Ministry and the Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) not to privatise the Salem Steel Plant, saying its land is the most valuable and sought after asset. The Government of Tamil Nadu had acquired about 15.5. square km of land in nine villages four decades ago in the...

1 month ago
We will take up fishermen issues, says Rahul

Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu), Dec 14 (IANS) Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Thursday promised the families of fishermen who went missing during cyclone Ockhi that the Congress will raise their issues in Parliament and put pressure on the Central and Tamil Nadu governments to ensure relief for them. Gandhi, who met the families in Chinnathurai in this southern-most district of Tamil ...

1 month ago
We will rake up fishermen issues, says Rahul

Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu), Dec 14 (IANS) Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Thursday promised the families of fishermen who went missing during cyclone Ockhi that the Congress will raise their issues in Parliament and put pressure on the Central and Tamil Nadu governments to ensure relief for them. Gandhi, who met the families in Chinnathurai in this southern-most district of Tamil ...

1 month ago
Larger SC bench to hear challenge to TN law permitting Jallikatu

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred, to a larger bench, a batch of petitions challenging 2016 Tamil Nadu law paving way for the festival of Jallikattu - a bull taming sport widely organised in parts of the state during Pongal festivities. We intend to put an end to entire controversy one and for all, said the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Rohin...

1 month ago
CBI probe demanded into alleged payments to TN ministers by businessman

Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) Political leaders in Tamil Nadu on Friday demanded a detailed probe into news reports of alleged payouts made to some ministers in the state by businessman J. Sekhar Reddy. DMK leader M.K. Stalin told reporters here that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should probe the alleged payouts made by Reddy to ministers of the Tamil Nadu government. The med...

1 month ago
Kanyakumari fishermen families protest on rail track

Chennai, Dec 7 (IANS) Several thousands of people belonging to fishermen's families in Kanyakumari protested at the district's Kuzhithurai railway station on Thursday, demanding prompt action in tracing the fishermen caught in sea due to cyclone Ockhi, said an activist. Members of nine fishing villages in Kanyakumari district are protesting on the Kuzhiturai railway station tracks, John...

1 month ago
Ockhi: Rajnath speaks Tamil Nadu, Kerala CMs

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday talked to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and Kerala's Pinarayi Vijayan over phone to take stock of situation about the areas in their states hit by Cyclone Ockhi, an official said on Monday. The Home Minister also called up Lakshadweep Administrator Farooq Khan to enquire about the situation in the islands. ...

1 month ago
2,604 fishermen rescued, search on for remaining: TN

Kanyakumari, Dec 4 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Monday said a total of 2,604 fishermen out of the 2,864 caught in the cyclone Ockhi have been rescued and search for the remaining 260 is on. In a statement issued here, the state government said 2,604 fishermen were rescued from the sea after they were caught in the cyclone Ockhi and the search operations were continuing for the rem...

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TN doctor wins National award for empowerment of disabled

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Chennai-based doctor T.S. Chandrasekar, who has been working for the betterment of differently-abled people for the past 15 years, was presented the national award for 'Empowerment of Persons with Disability' by President Ram Nath Kovind here on Sunday. Addressing media persons after receiving the award, Chandrasekar, who is with the MedIndia Hospitals in the Tami...

1 month ago
Cyclone Ockhi: Four Kerala fishermen dead, 102 untraced

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 (IANS) The bodies of four Kerala fishermen were recovered on Saturday, taking the toll to six so far in the aftermath of Cyclone Ockhi, while there is no word about 102 fishermen from the state who ventured to the deep sea. The bodies were found as part of rescue operations launched by the Indian Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard after Cyclone Ockhi hit the southe...

1 month ago
Indian Navy in talks with TN government to expand footprint

Chennai, Dec 1 (IANS) The Indian Navy is in discussions with the Tamil Nadu government to expand its footprint in the state, said a senior official on Friday. He said the Indian Navy's Eastern Command has become home to force multipliers. Addressing the media on board INS Sumitra, Rear Admiral Alok Bhatnagar also the Flag Officer, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Naval Area said: We are...

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