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Retired judge to head probe into Jayalalithaa’s death

The Tamil Nadu Government on Monday appointed former Madras High Court judge, Justice A. Arumughaswamy, to probe the death of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa. The State government said a government order (GO) has been issued in this regard. “To conduct inquiry and submit a report on the death of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, an inquiry commission headed by ... Read More »

Kamal Haasan: It’s confirmed, am entering politics. Want to be CM for Tamil Nadu’s people

Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan confirmed his entry into politics. “Entering politics would be like donning crown of thorns,” said Haasan. The admission comes hours after he met Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal. When asked if he had any right or left leanings, Haasan said that he would rather be right in the centre. “People concerned are not interested in ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu: Anti-Neet protest near Jayalalithaa’s memorial

At least 27 members of the Students Federation of India were arrested by the police after they sat on a protest against NEET at former Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa’s memorial at the Marina beach  on Wednesday. The students entered into the memorial in the guise of paying respects to the leader and sat on protest, sources said. Protests were held ... Read More »

Court clears rule: Carry original DL from tomorrow

Be prepared to pay a fine and even face a imprisonment up to three months if you do not carry your original driving licence from Wednesday. The first bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice M Sundar adjourned to Friday pleas by Tamil Nadu Lorry Owners Association and social activist K R `Traffic’ Ramaswamy against the government’s decision. On ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu: Three-storey building collapses in Trichy, 11 people trapped

At least two people were killed and three were injured after a three storey-building collapsed on Sunday in Tamil Nadu’s Trichy district following incessant rains this morninng. According to reports, a three-storey building collapsed near the Rockfort in Trichy. According to media reports, Eleven people are reportedly trapped inside the debris. Police and fire brigade officials were involved in the ... Read More »

Madras high court bans use of POP Ganesha idols

The Madras high court banned idols made of plaster of paris (POP) and, between 10pm and 6am, the use of high-decibel fireworks in Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. The court also asked the state government to lay down guidelines for the temporary installation of idols for the celebrations of the festival this Friday. The first bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and ... Read More »

Centre approves law, no NEET in TN for one year

Union law ministry on Wednesday gave its nod for a Tamil Nadu Ordinance to exempt the state from NEET for MBBS/BDS admissions under government quota this year. Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who went through various legal aspects of the draft Ordinance, cleared it after consulting attorney-general K K Venugopal, a senior official said. The official said the Ordinance would be ... Read More »

Flood ministers with complaint letters – Kamal Hassan

It seems Actor Kamal Hassan is in no mood to budge. The actor who raised various issues regarding the functioning, law and order of the State in a series of interviews after being dragged into Big Boss controversy, received open threats from the ruling party Ministers. One of them said that he would order an inquiry to ascertain whether the ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu to launch Rs 10 milk sachets, plan to improve cow fertility

Tamil Nadu government announced that milk sachets costing Rs 10 will be launched to help the poor access nutritious milk. In addition to this, a plan to improve fertility of sterile cows and a backyard poultry scheme for benefit of people living below the poverty line was also announced in the assembly. “To help poor people access nutritious milk, 225 ... Read More »

Squash Champion Joshna Chinnappa bags TNEB job

The Indian Squash Champion, Joshna Chinnappa has been appointed as senior sports officer in Electricity Department. Joshna who is the top rated Squash Player has requested the Tamilnadu Government to give her the job under the sports quota. Joshna was sceptical about joining the public sector enterprise since she was not sure about the job guarantee when she quit playing squash ... Read More »

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