BJP president Amit Shah addresses a public meeting, in Chennai on Sunday. Photo: M. Vedhan
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BJP president Amit Shah addresses a public meeting, in Chennai on Sunday. Photo: M. Vedhan

BJP will go to polls only after announcing CM candidate: Shah

Ruling out any indirect alliance with the AIADMK as "everything will come to the surface", he pointed out how critical the BJP State leaders were about the (ruling AIADMK) government. »
The mangled remains of a private bus that was involved in a multiple vehicle accident near Sandhiyur on the Salem - Namakkal National Highway in Salem district on Monday. PHOTO: P. GOUTHAM

Five killed in multiple vehicle collision in Salem

The accident took place when the lorry travelling from Tiruchi to Salem jumped the median and hit the Namakkal-bound bus from Salem, along with a two-wheeler. »
AIADMK cadre lighting thousands of lamps at Theppakulam Mariamman Temple in Madurai on Sunday, seeking divine blessings for party chief Jayalalithaa.

Corridors of power: A grand show of support

More than 1,500 cadre of the AIADMK carried fire pots and offered prayers in Madurai  on Sunday evening »
DMK president M. Karunanidhi
CHENNAI, December 22, 2014

Stick to secularism, Karunanidhi tells Modi

DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Sunday said instead of ‘hoodwinking the minorities’ in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi should take steps to ensure that India remained a secular nation.... »
Seerkazhi G. Sivachidambaram, L.P. Kr. Ramanathan Chettiar and S. Sambantha Desigar were honoured at the 72nd Tamil Isai festival organised by Tamil Isai Sangam in Chennai on Sunday. Justice S. Nagamuthu, Sangam president Justice P. R. Gokulakrishnan and industrialist A.C. Muthiah are seen. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, December 22, 2014

“More need to be done to promote Tamil Isai’’

: Carnatic musician Seerkazhi G. Sivachidambaram was on Sunday accorded the title ‘Isai Perarignar’ by the Tamil Isai Sangam at the inauguration of its 72 annual Tamil Isai festival. Madras... »
Chennai, December 21, 2014

Workers threaten to launch protest if Foxconn stops operations

As Taiwan-based contract manufacturer Foxconn prepares to suspend operations at its facilities here, employee unions have threatened to launch a protest if the company stops production from Monday... »
TIRUCHI, December 21, 2014

SSLC exam: Dec. 24 is the last date for private candidates

Private candidates who wish to appear for the March/April 2015 SSLC examinations can apply online through the government examinations service centres from December 22 to 24, K. Subathra, Regional... »
CHENNAI, December 21, 2014

State Transport Corporation job selection only through interviews illegal: court

The Madras High Court has reiterated that appointments in State Transport Corporations solely based on interviews is illegal and directed the Transport Secretary to issue instructions to all State... »
CHENNAI, December 21, 2014

How badly is TNEB doing?

When the decision to hike power tariffs with immediate effect was announced last week, the financial position of the State's power utility was cited as the primary reason.So, how badly is t... »
NAGERCOIL, December 21, 2014

Fishermen held by British Navy back in Kochi

Ninety-six fishermen from Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam, who were allegedly detained by the British Navy on December 11 near Diego Garcia, an island under the control of the British government, rea... »
The rescued crew members of the tug along with Coast Guard officials at the Karaikal port on Friday.
TIRUCHI, December 20, 2014

7 crew members rescued from tug near Nagapattinam

Seven crew members of a tug which caught fire and got flooded five nautical miles off Nagapattinam were rescued by the Coast Guard on Friday. The Chief Engineer of the tug, who jumped along... »
DMDK founder Vijayakant at a demonstration in Madurai on Friday. Photo: G. Moorthy
MADURAI, December 20, 2014

Ignore DMK and AIADMK: Vijayakant

DMDK founder Vijayakant on Friday appealed to the people to ignore both the AIADMK and the DMK, which he said had ruined the State and stalled its development. He was speaking at a demonstra... »
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DHANUSHKODI, December 20, 2014

Remnants of a ghost town

* At 23.55 hours Train No. 653 Pamban-Danushkodi with 100 passengers and five railway staff gets submerged killing all. * Over 200 people in Danushkodi were killes by tidal waves. ... »

DGP told to pay compensation to kin of murder victim

Tamil Nadu opposes GST Bill

Vikatan group chief passes away

Hillock listed as tank in revenue records

Panneerselvam urges Modi to allay GST fears

Monument escapes by a whisker from granite sharks

Remand of 38 fishermen extended

Publicise apology, Mayor told

Higher yield may bring down price of rice

PUDUCHERRY, December 22, 2014

7 stranded fishermen rescued

Seven fishermen, including four from Ongole in Andhra Pradesh, who were stranded mid-sea, were rescued by marine police here on Sunday.The fishermen had left Kasimedu on December 11 headed... »
CHENNAI, December 22, 2014

Making computing in Tamil easy

One of the challenges in introducing computer science concepts at a middle-school level is that programming languages are in English. Muthiah Annamalai, a Boston-based software engineer o... »
Napoleon hits the BJP membership enrolment number as party president Amit Shah, other leaders P. Muralidhar Rao and Tamilisai Soundararajan look on, in Chennai on Sunday. Photo: M. VEDHAN
Chennai, December 21, 2014

Unhappy with DMK, Napoleon joins BJP

Dissatisfied with the DMK leadership’s functional style, the former Union Minister, Napoleon, who had represented the Dravidian major in the erstwhile UPA Cabinet, joined the BJP on Sunday. <... »
CHENNAI, December 21, 2014

880 IIT-Madras students take up job offers

The first phase of campus recruitment at IIT-Madras ended on Friday with a total of 880 of the 1,360 students taking up job offers from around 295 companies. The institute has recorded sever... »
CHENNAI, December 21, 2014

Tamil Nadu to release only 30 Sri Lankan fishermen

Apparently disappointed with the Sri Lankan government’s decision to release 66 Indian fishermen sans their boats, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to set free only 30 Sri Lankan fishermen on... »
BJP president Amit Shah with party leaders at a public meeting held in Maraimalainagar near Chennai on Saturday. Photo: M. Vedhan
CHENNAI, December 21, 2014

BJP to strengthen base in South: Amit Shah

BJP national president Amit Shah on Saturday reiterated that it was important to strengthen the party in seven coastal States, including Tamil Nadu, for sustaining the good work of the Narendra Mod... »
Gangai Amaran
CHENNAI, December 21, 2014

Gangai Amaran joins BJP

Star power was in the ascendant at the first rally addressed by BJP national President Amit Shah on the city’s outskirts on Saturday with noted Tamil film music director and popular lyricist Gangai... »
COIMBATORE, December 20, 2014

Woman who tested positive for H1N1 dies at private hospital

A 40-year-old woman of Kottaimedu, who tested positive for H1N1, died at a private hospital here on Thursday night. However, Deputy Director of Health Services S. Somasundaram said the woma... »
CUDDALORE, December 20, 2014

Execution of Kollidam water project draws flak from farmers

The speedy execution of the Rs 260-crore Kollidam integrated water supply project has drawn flak from the farmers in the tail-end delta region of Chidambaram, Bhuvanagiri, Kattumannarkoil and Paran... »
CUDDALORE, December 20, 2014

Private sugar factories slammed for non-payment of wages to ryots

Founder of the Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi T. Velmurugan has lashed out at the private sugar factories for not honouring their commitments to the farmers and allowing the arrears to mount to Rs 5... »

Re-inquire into complaint against Minister: HC

Why spare erring hotels: HC

BJP counts on Shah rally

Two tiger cubs found dead near Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

Gangai Amaran to join BJP

Common Law Admisson Test on May 10

No solution in sight to Foxconn stalemate

Students suffer as colleges flout rules

Jayalalithaa wealth case

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