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State in Southern India

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Tamil Nadu: State in Southern India
Tamil Nadu, is one of the 28 states of India. Its capital and largest city is Chennai. Tamil Nadu lies in the southernmost part of the Indian subcontinent and is bordered by the union territory of Puducherry and the South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. It is bounded by the Eastern Ghats on the north, by the Nilgiri Mountains, the Meghamalai Hills, and Kerala on the west, by the Bay of Bengal in the east, by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait on the southeast, and by the Indian Ocean on the south. The state shares a maritime border with the nation of Sri Lanka.


What's the status of mercy plea of Rajiv convict: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought to know from Tamil Nadu the status of a mercy plea filed by Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict A G Perarivalan before the governor seeking suspension of his..
IndiaTimes - Published

Tamil Nadu: After authorities review arrangements, bull-taming sport Jallikattu kicks off in Madurai

Three villages-Avaniyapuram, Alanganallur and Palamedu will host the sport in Madurai district of Tamil Nadu.
DNA - Published

Tamil Nadu court grants bail to writer Nellai Kannan arrested for speech against PM Modi, Amit Shah

The FIR was filed by the BJP party workers and leaders based on the provocative speech made by the noted Tamil writer which went viral on social media.
DNA - Published

Tamil Nadu: Government announces Rs 1 crore solatium for family of slain cop Wilson; hunt on for killers

Special Sub-Inspector Wilson (56) was shot at and stabbed by two assailants on Wednesday night at a Police checkpoint in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari district, bordering Kerala.
DNA - Published

Tamil Nadu: DMK stages walkout from Assembly over CAA, says AIADMK keen on protecting BJP's interests

Led by DMK president MK Stalin, the MLAs staged a walkout during the Governor Banwarilal Purohit's speech.
DNA - Published

PM Modi to distribute Krishi Karman awards on Jan 2

PM Modi will distribute Krishi Karman Awards and Commendation Awards to states at a public meeting in Tumkur, Karnataka on Thursday. PM will hand over Certificates to beneficiaries under PM Kisan from..
IndiaTimes - Published

DMK stages anti-CAA rangoli stir across Tamil Nadu

IndiaTimes - Published

Anti-CAA protests continue in Tamil Nadu

Protests against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act continued in Chennai on Thursday, with an assorted group of activists including writers staging a demonstration against the legislation.
IndiaTimes - Published

‘Kerala No. 1 in child sex abuse complaints; Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra follow’

IndiaTimes - Published

Chennai: Stalin leads DMK, allies in rally against CAA; EPS says beware of false propaganda

DMK president MK Stalin on Monday led the opposition charge from Tamil Nadu against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and a proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC).
DNA - Published

Fifteen years on, young Indian woman struggles after tsunami 'took away everything'

Saranya was only nine when the giant waves hit her family's village in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu on Boxing Day in 2004.
Reuters - Published

TN panchayat tops ranking; Guj has most top 10 entries

IndiaTimes - Published

Fewest rapes in Tamil Nadu, most in Madhya Pradesh

IndiaTimes - Published

Maharashtra has most employable talent, followed by TN, UP: Study

Maharashtra moved up from 9th position and Tamil Nadu was up from 10th position of last year as they improved their ranking this year to emerge as the most employable states. The states that registered..
IndiaTimes - Published

Tamil Nadu: Kamal Haasan's MNM, Rajinikanth to skip local body polls

The local rural body elections will be held in Tamil Nadu in two phases - on December 27 and on December 30.
DNA - Published

Tamil Nadu: Want 1 kg onions free? Just buy a smartphone!

The scheme is attracting customers and has been going viral on social media.
DNA - Published

Ecuador denies Nithyananda's request for refuge; says he may be heading to Haiti

Nithyananda, who hails from Tamil Nadu, is accused of rape, kidnapping and had left the country in mysterious circumstances. He claims to have formed a Hindu nation on an island of Ecuador.
DNA - Published

Supreme Court puts on hold local body polls in 9 newly-carved out Tamil Nadu districts

IndiaTimes - Published

Most victims of Sudan fire tragedy belonged to Tamil Nadu, Bihar: Indian embassy

Most of the Indian victims hospitalised or reported missing after the massive LPG tanker blast at a ceramics factory in Sudan belonged to Tamil Nadu and Bihar while authorities are trying to ascertain..
IndiaTimes - Published

Tamil Nadu: A week after hailing MK Stalin, BJP state Vice President Arasakumar jumps ship and joins DMK

Arasakumar had earlier hailed MK Stalin as the one leader that he admired immensely after AIADMK Founder and former Chief Minister MG Ramachandran.
DNA - Published

Monsoon fury leaves 25 dead in Tamil Nadu, 1000 people in relief camps

IndiaTimes - Published

SC to hear on Dec 5 DMK's plea against EC decision to hold TN rural polls sans legal formalities

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde took note of the submissions of senior advocate A M Singhvi, appearing for the DMK, that the plea needed to be heard urgently as the poll panel has announced..
IndiaTimes - Published

Tamil Nadu rains live: At least 15 killed, several injured after compound wall collapses in Coimbatore

The MeT department has forecast widespread rains across Tamil Nadu in the coming days.
DNA - Published

At least 15 killed in Tamil Nadu due to heavy rainfall; schools, colleges closed

at least 15 killed in tamil nadu due to heavy rainfall; schools, colleges closed
Chennai: At least 15 people were killed after a wall collapsed on four houses due to heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore on Monday. The state authorities had ordered schools and colleges to..
WorldNews - Published

Oppn pins hopes on BJP allies in fight against CAB, ‘national NRC’

On the CAB, the opposition is hoping that its controversial nature may hold out a lifeline, despite BJP's numbers in Parliament. It is believed that BJP’s allies from Bihar, Tamil Nadu and north-east..
IndiaTimes - Published

India to get its second spaceport, land acquisition work begins in Tamil Nadu

Days after Union minister for department of space Jitendra Singh informed the Rajya Sabha in the current session that “the government has a proposal to set up a rocket launching pad near..
IndiaTimes - Published

Heavy rainfall warning issued for next 24 hours in Tamil Nadu, fishermen alerted

A warning was also issued to the fishermen asking them not to venture into the high sea during this time.
DNA - Published

ISIS Module Case: NIA raids two locations in Tamil Nadu

The devices seized will be subjected to forensic examination and submitted to NIA special court.
DNA - Published

Class 11 girl, returning home after celebrating birthday, sexually assaulted in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore; four held

The incident took place on November 26 when she was returning home after celebrating her birthday at a park in Coimbatore.
DNA - Published

9 Indians pull off epic Yemen sea escape, arrive in Kochi

Two fishermen from Kerala and seven from Tamil Nadu had pulled off an epic escape from Yemen, stealing their master's boat after a year of alleged mistreatment and pittance for pay and voyaging 10 days..
IndiaTimes - Published

22% of India’s groundwater dried up or in critical state: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

The ‘Dynamic Ground Water Resources of India’ report of the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) showed that 1,499 out of 6,881 assessed units in 2017 came under ‘over-exploited’ (1,186 units) and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rajinikanth says miracle and wonder will happen in 2021, EPS says actor might have meant AIADMK’s return to power

Actor Rajinikanth on Thursday reiterated his earlier statement about a miracle and a wonder that would happen in Tamil Nadu politics in 2021 when the state assembly elections will be held.
IndiaTimes - Published

Kudankulam malware an error confined to administrative block; will have special storage facility for N-waste: Minister

Union minister for department of atomic energy Jitendra Singh on Wednesday assured the Lok Sabha that the Kudankulam nuclear plant is safe from cyber attacks and that the government is making a special..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth hint at joining hands politically ‘if need arises’

In a move that could set the political tongues wagging in Tamil Nadu, actors Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth on Tuesday said they would join hands politically if the need arose.
IndiaTimes - Published

Over 1.51 lakh died in road accidents last year; UP tops among states

The number of persons killed in road crashes in India touched all time high in 2018 registering over 1.51 lakh fatalities, an increase of nearly 3,500 more people losing their lives as compared to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pay 50,000 to apply for DMK civic poll ticket

For mayors’ posts for the 15 corporations across Tamil Nadu, an application would cost Rs 50,000. The rates were fixed by party chief MK Stalin at a meeting of district secretaries at Anna..
IndiaTimes - Published

TN Seshan, CEC who tamed politicians, dies at 86

A 1955 batch IAS officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre, Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan served as a senior bureaucrat in various capacities including as cabinet secretary of India in 1989 and earlier as the..
IndiaTimes - Published

464 Bhishma tanks to made in Tamil Nadu’s Avadi

IndiaTimes - Published

BJP IT arm takes fight over Tamil Nadu icon online

IndiaTimes - Published

I-T dept attaches Rs 1,600-cr 'benami' assets of Sasikala

The Income Tax Department has attached 'benami' assets worth Rs 1,600 crore belonging to VK Sasikala, an aide to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, officials said on Tuesday. Sources said..
IndiaTimes - Published

CBI conducting searches across the country in bank fraud cases

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered around 35 cases related to bank frauds. The searches are being conducted in Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Over 3,000 Tamil Nadu fishermen chased away by Lankan Navy

Over 3,000 fishermen from Tamil Nadu were allegedly chased away by Sri Lankan Navy when they were fishing near Katchatheevu islet. The fishermen from this island town had ventured into the sea in over..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lakshadweep, Kerala and Tamil Nadu likely to receive heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Mahe: IMD

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Severe Cyclonic storm Maha which was over the east-central Arabian Sea and adjoining Lakshadweep area has moved north-northwestwards, with..
IndiaTimes - Published

Tamil Nadu: NIA searches 6 locations across 5 districts for IS links

The early morning searches were carried out at two locations in Coimbatore City, besides one location each in Sivaganga, Tiruchirapalli, Nagapattinam, and Toothukudi districts.
DNA - Published

Tamil Nadu governor, Nirmala Sitharaman pay tributes to Sardar Patel

IndiaTimes - Published

Malware detected in Kudankulam nuclear facility, critical systems safe: Official

A malware was detected in a personal computer at the Kudankulam nuclear power plant (KKNPP) in Tamil Nadu. The Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL), under the department of atomic energy (DAE),..
IndiaTimes - Published

Schools, colleges to remain closed in 6 south Tamil Nadu districts due to heavy rains today

Cyclone 'Kyarr' in the Arabian Sea has created a "Depression" over the Indian ocean, bringing heavy rainfall to Kerala, Lakshadweep, Karnataka and south Tamil Nadu.
DNA - Published

Sujith Death: Tamil Nadu CM urges public to cover all borewells, warns of action against violators

Palaniswami visited the aggrieved household and offered his condolences to the family and announced a solatium of Rs 10 lakh on behalf of the state government and Rs 10 lakh on behalf of the party.
DNA - Published

'Kyarr' slows down into 'Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm'; heavy rainfall warning in Kerala, Tamil Nadu

It is very likely to weaken into a 'Very Severe Cyclonic Storm' on Wednesday morning and further into a 'Severe Cyclonic Storm' by Thursday evening, IMD said.
DNA - Published

Tamil Nadu: Two-year-old Sujith Wilson, trapped in borewell for 3 days, dies

tamil nadu: two-year-old sujith wilson, trapped in borewell for 3 days, dies
Two-year-old Sujith Wilson, who fell into an abandoned borewell on Friday in a village in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruchirappalli district on Friday, was declared dead on Tuesday as his body was retrieved in a..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •DNA

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