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Former Union Min Anbumani Ramadoss likely to take over PMK mantle

Politics According to speculation, current party president GK Mani would make way for Anbumani Ramadoss to be a new president and a newly-created post will be given to him instead. TNM Staff Image: Facebook/Anbumani Ramadoss In the past few days, there has been speculation that PMK's new party president may be announced at a special general body meeting scheduled to be held on May 28, at GPN palace in Thiruverkadu in Chennai. According to speculation, current party president GK Mani would make w

27 May 2022 5:02 pm
Stop illegal online screening of Vikram, Madras HC orders

Kollywood The Madras High Court on Thursday ordered 29 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to stop the unauthorised screening of Vikram through 1300 piracy sites. TNM Staff Twitter/ RKFI The Madras High Court on Thursday, May 26, ordered 29 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to stop the unauthorised screening of Kamal Haasan, Fahadh Faasil and Vijay Sethupathi starrer Vikram through 1300 piracy sites. Vikram is slated for theatrical release on June 3. An affidavit filed by R Murali Krishnan of Raaj

27 May 2022 3:35 pm
On PM Modis first visit to Chennai after DMKs win, CM Stalin raises four demands

Politics CM Stalins demands included exemption of the NEET exam and increased funding from the Union Government for projects in Tamil Nadu. TNM Staff Twitter/CMOTamilNadu In the first ever public event attended by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the DMK came to power in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister MK Stalin used the opportunity to put forth the main demands of the state. PM Modi attended the event in Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, on Thursday, May 26, where he laid the foundation stone f

26 May 2022 8:11 pm
Karti Chidambaram gets interim protection from arrest in money laundering case

Court The MP appeared before the CBI to record his statement, after which he denied all the allegations and said that the case was bogus. TNM Staff PTI A Delhi court, on Thursday, May 26, granted interim protection to Congress MP Karti Chidambaram from arrest till May 30 in a case registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Chinese visas case. ED had, on May 25, registered a money laundering case against the MP and others to probe alleged irregularities in the issuance of visas to 263

26 May 2022 5:30 pm
NIFT Chennai director accused of caste discrimination, booked under SC/ST Act

Crime A senior assistant director of NIFT Chennai has accused director Anitha Manohar of transferring his office, and giving the space to an upper caste Research Assistant. TNM Staff NIFT After the director of Chennai National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) was booked by the Taramani police under the SC/ST Act based on allegations of caste discrimination against a colleague, Anitha Mabel Manohar has moved the Madras High Court to quash the case. The complaint was filed by K Ilanchezhian,

26 May 2022 3:55 pm
Amid Vikatan magazine controversy, Chennai top cop N Kannan IPS transferred

Controversy Prem Anand Sinha IPS, who currently serves as the Inspector General of Police, North Zone, will now occupy the post of ACP (Law and Order) South. TNM Staff Image courtesy: Twitter/N Kannan IPS Amid the controversy involving Tamil magazine Junior Vikatan and real estate company G Square Realtors, N Kannan IPS, Inspector General of Police and Additional Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, South of the Greater Chennai Police has been transferred as per a government order. Prem Anand

26 May 2022 3:35 pm
TN schools to reopen for classes 1 to 10 from June 13

Education TN Education Minister Anbil Mahesh said schools for class 12 will commence from June 20, and for class 11 students, the session will start on June 27. TNM Staff Image for Representation/PTI Tamil Nadu Minister for School Education Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi announced that classes 1 to 10 will commence in the state from June 13 for the academic year 2022-23. He said that for students of Class 12, the academic year will begin on June 20, and for Class 11 students, the session will start on

26 May 2022 3:31 pm
PM Modi to visit Chennai, lay foundation stone for 11 projects

Politics This is PM Modis first official visit to Tamil Nadu after DMK captured power last year from arch-rival AIADMK. Prime Minister Narendra Modi would dedicate to the nation completed projects and lay the foundation stone for 11 projects, including a highway project between Bengaluru and Chennai, totally worth over Rs 31,000 crore during his visit in Chennai on Thursday, May 26. While the BJP is geared up to accord a warm welcome to Modi, the state police department has made tight security a

26 May 2022 9:39 am
Woman gangraped and murdered in TNs Rameshwaram, 6 arrested

Crime Several villagers staged a protest seeking justice for the woman and also demanded the government to take action against illegal private shrimp farms. Nithya Pandian The Tamil Nadu police arrested six men on Wednesday, May 25 in connection with the gang-rape and murder of a fisherwoman in Ramanathapuram district. The 50-year-old woman resident of Vadakadu, had gone missing on Tuesday after she went to collect seaweed in Rameshwaram island. Her husband searched the local area and lodged a c

25 May 2022 5:56 pm
Six COVID-19 cases reported in Chennai's Anna University campus

Coronavirus Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan, who paid a visit to the campus, asked all students on campus to isolate themselves. IANS Wikki Commons/SivaHari The Tamil Nadu Health Department has put the Anna University campus on high alert after six students tested COVID-19 positive. Of the 40 samples tested so far, six turned positive on Tuesday, May 24. The Health Department has conducted tests on other samples and is waiting for the results. Contact tracing, testing of asymptomatic

25 May 2022 4:19 pm
'People expect me to lead AIADMK': Sasikala reignites speculation of her joining

Politics Sasikala said that the AIADMK is not a good opposition due to the current leadership, and that she would take power at the party very soon. TNM Staff pti VK Sasikala, the aide of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa addressed the press on Wednesday, May 25, and said that the AIADMK is not properly working as an opposition party in the state. Sasikala, who has repeatedly stated that she will take back power in the AIADMK, of which she was once a part, hit out at both the AIADM

25 May 2022 3:21 pm
20-yr-old Chennai man arrested for stalking and raping woman at knifepoint

The incident came to light after the 43-year-old survivor complained to the cops. TNM Staff Image for representation only A 20-year-old man from Chennai was arrested on Tuesday, May 24, for stalking and raping a woman at knifepoint. The crime took place on May 20, according to the police. The police said that the accused, identified as S Vishal, a resident of Palaniammam Koil 6th street Triplicane, had stalked the 43-year-old woman for three days, upon finding out that she lived alone in Adyar.

25 May 2022 1:41 pm
Three booked for murder of BJP leader in Chennai

Crime BJP SC/ST morcha south district president in Chennai, Balachandran, was hacked to death on Tuesday night by a three-member gang. TNM Staff File photo of Balachandran A case has been registered against three people after a BJP leader was hacked to death in public view in Chennai, on Tuesday, May 24. The police said that preliminary investigation suggested the involvement of the three accused, identified as Sanjay, Kalaivanan and Pradeep. A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered

25 May 2022 12:15 pm
Union govt creating economic crisis for states: MK Stalin

Politics In what appears to be a veiled reference to the Gyanvapi matter, Stalin said the Dravidian Model will not demolish anything but only build. PTI pti Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Tuesday accused the BJP-led Union government of imposing a kind of economic crisis on all state governments by taking away the states' rights. The Union government has taken away all rights related to finances and taxation of state governments and has thrust a kind of economic crisis on all state gover

25 May 2022 11:28 am
BJP functionary hacked to death in Chennai in full public view

Crime Balachandran had been given security after he alleged a threat to his life, and was attacked when the security officer stepped away to have tea. TNM Staff Balachandran In yet another brazen murder in Chennai city, a 30-year-old BJP functionary was hacked to death by a three-member gang in Chintadripet on Tuesday night, May 24. The victim has been identified as Balachandran, who is the Chennai district secretary of BJPs SC/ST wing. According to the police, around 7.50 pm on Tuesday, Balacha

25 May 2022 10:06 am
Junior Vikatan says FIR is to silence them, files complaint against G Square

Crime The real estate company had earlier filed a complaint against Kevin, Junior Vikatan, Savukku Shankar and Maridhas. TNM Staff A day after Junior Vikatan, whistleblower Savukku Shankar and Tamil YouTuber Maridhas were booked by the Chennai police on the basis of a complaint filed by real estate company G Square Realtors, Junior Vikatan has now filed a complaint against the prime accused Kevin and Ramajayam alias Bala, the founder and Managing Director of G Square Realtors Private Limited. It

24 May 2022 10:09 am
Monitor for monkeypox cases, isolate for treatment: TN govt issues directions

Monkeypox State Health and Family Welfare Principal Secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan said those who have travelled in the last 21 days to a country that has recently confirmed or suspected cases of the monkeypox should be monitored. PTI The Tamil Nadu government on Monday, May 22, directed the district Collectors and Commissioners of Corporations to monitor and identify suspected cases of monkeypox, if any, and isolate them at healthcare facilities for appropriate treatment. Asking the officials to

24 May 2022 9:50 am
After 8 days, missing lorry driver in Tirunelveli quarry accident found

Accident The owner of the stone quarry, 'Chamber' Selvaraj (84), and his son, Kumar (52) were arrested from a lodge near Mangaluru, Karnataka on Saturday, May 21. IANS After three rounds of controlled explosions to remove boulders and stones, the missing lorry driver P Rajendran's body has finally been located on Sunday, May 22. The stone quarry accident at Adaimithippankulam on May 14 led to the death of three workers while two crane operators were rescued. Rajendran, who was suspecte

23 May 2022 10:36 am
FIR against Vikatan, Savukku, Maridhas after article on real estate company, DMK govt

Controversy The case has been filed based on an article on a real estate firm and the DMK government. The company has alleged an attempt to extort. TNM Staff The bi-weekly Tamil magazine Junior Vikatan, a whistleblower and a Tamil YouTuber have been booked for extortion and intimidation by the Chennai police on the basis of a complaint filed by G Square Realtors, a leading infrastructure company in the state. The complaint was filed after the magazine published an article alleging the company wa

23 May 2022 8:06 am
Mayiladuthurai Pattina Pravesam: Protesters arrested, event scheduled for May 22 evening

Controversy The event was banned by the Mayiladuthurai district administration after it was opposed by several political outfits citing human rights, but the ban was later revoked. TNM Staff Activists protesting against the Pattina Pravesam event to be held at Dharmapuram Adheenam mutt in Mayiladuthurai were arrested by the police on Sunday, May 22. The protests were carried out ahead of the controversial Hindu ritual of Pattina Pravesam the practice of carrying a seer in a palanquin procession

22 May 2022 6:32 pm
Chennai and suburbs likely to receive light rainfall over next two days

Weather According to meteorologists, the temperature in Tamil Nadu will increase by a degree or two by the end of May due to the arrival of the southwest monsoon over Kerala. TNM Staff The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light rainfall for the next 48 hours in Chennai and its suburbs. IMD has also forecast thunderstorms with light to moderate rain over some areas in the city and suburbs, with the skies turning partly cloudy and below normal temperatures. The maximum and minim

22 May 2022 4:03 pm
Arappor Iyakkam files corruption complaint against former AIADMK Minister Vaithilingam

Crime NGO Arappor Iyakkam filed the complaint against former minister R Vaithilingam and his son V Prabhu for alleged payment of Rs 27.9 crore as bribe for obtaining building permission. IANS Facebook Tamil Nadu-based NGO Arappor Iyakkam lodged a corruption complaint with the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption (DVAC) against R Vaithilingam a lawmaker and a former Minister in the AIADMK government and his son V Prabhu. Arappor Iyakkam convener Jayaram Venkatesan said that he has sent t

22 May 2022 2:13 pm
Not fair to expect states to reduce taxes: TN Fin Minister PTR on fuel tax cut

Fuel The Union Finance Minister, after announcing excise duty cuts on fuel on May 21, had urged state governments to implement similar cuts. TNM Staff PTI Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan ruled out any cut in the sales tax on fuel levied by the state. This came hours after Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday, May 21 announced a reduction in the additional excise duty on petrol by Rs 8 per litre and on diesel by Rs 6 per litre. I wish to exhort all state govern

22 May 2022 1:47 pm
Dhanush sends legal notice to Madurai couple claiming to be his parents

Controversy A Madurai-based couple had earlier claimed that Dhanush was their third son who ran away to act in films, and sought maintenance of Rs 65,000 per month. IANS Digital Native Actor Dhanush, on Friday, May 20, sent a legal notice to a Madurai-based couple who had claimed that he was their biological son, warning that he would be constrained to file a defamation suit for Rs 10 crore. Kathiresan and Meenakshi had claimed that Dhanush was their biological son and that he was their third so

22 May 2022 10:57 am
Regime revenge: SC criticises HC order denying report to ex-TN minister in graft case

Court The Supreme Court said that the Madras High Court should not have kept the inquiry report against former Tamil Nadu Minister SP Velumani inside a sealed cover, and should have given a copy to him. Agencies The Supreme Court on Friday, May 20, expressed its discontent with a Madras High Court order, which declined to entertain former Tamil Nadu Minister SP Velumani's plea seeking a copy of the preliminary report in a corruption case, which was presented to the High Court in a sealed cover.

22 May 2022 9:42 am
TN govt to release water from Mettur dam on May 24

Irrigation Farmers in the delta region can plant in large area the Kuruvai paddy or short-duration paddy variety and also get ready for the samba season. IANS pti Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday, May 21, ordered the release of water from Mettur Dam for irrigation on May 24. In a statement, the state government said owing to the rains in the catchment areas, the water inflow to the dam is good. The water level in the dam is 115 ft. Considering the increased inflow, the water level

21 May 2022 4:43 pm
DMKs Dindigul Leoni faces backlash over casteist slur against Chennai Mayor

Controversy The DMK are trying to project themselves as the party that has empowered Dalits, but all they have done is insult the Chennai Mayor and the entire community, says a Dalit rights activist. Nithya Pandian Dindigul Leoni/Facebook A casteist slur against the Chennai Mayor by DMKs policy outreach secretary Dindigul Leoni, has received severe condemnation from social activists who called his statements irresponsible and demanded he be removed from DMK party. At a public gathering held on M

21 May 2022 3:21 pm
Major fire at Chennais Kodungaiyur dump yard, weeks after Perungudi blaze

Fire The fire broke out on Friday, May 20 and was brought under control early Saturday morning after an operation involving more than 200 officials. Nithya Pandian Twitter /MMageshkumaar A few weeks after a major fire broke out at the Perungudi dump yard in Chennai, the city saw another major fire incident that happened in Kodungaiyur dump yard in north Chennai on Friday, May 20. The thick smoke billowing out from the Kodungaiyur dump yard covered Ezhil Nagar, Nethaji Nagar, and other residenti

21 May 2022 1:13 pm
Chennai's Marina Beach will soon have a horse riding school for kids

News The Tamil Nadu Director General Of Police (DGP), C Sylendra Babu has taken the initiative for the project along with the Tamil Nadu-based NGO, People for Animals (PFA). IANS Image for representation: PTI The famous Marina beach in Chennai will soon have a horse riding school for children with nearly 100 horses being part of the project. The Tamil Nadu Director General Of Police (DGP), C. Sylendra Babu has taken the initiative for the project along with the Tamil Nadu-based NGO, People for A

21 May 2022 11:50 am
Ex-TN Min Velumani graft case: SC asks Madras HC to supply inquiry report

Law The SC bench said it was the High Court which had ordered that a preliminary inquiry be conducted and a report be submitted by the special investigating officer. PTI The Supreme Court Friday directed the Madras High Court to supply a copy of the report of the preliminary inquiry conducted against former Tamil Nadu minister and AIADMK MLA SP Velumani in an alleged corruption case against him. A bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana, and justices Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli said, In our considere

21 May 2022 11:27 am
Perarivalan Interview: The toughest battle was not to lose myself in prison

AG Perarivalan Case In an exclusive interview to TNMs Shabbir Ahmed, Perarivalan talks about life in prison, his mother's role in his freedom, and more. Shabbir Ahmed AG Perarivalan, who was convicted in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and given a life sentence, walked out a free man after 31 years of imprisonment. The Supreme Court on Wednesday, May 18, suspended his life sentence and ordered his release. Scores of mercy petitions were filed and government resolutions were passed in th

20 May 2022 8:47 pm
IIT-Madras to work on Hyperloop technology, Railway Min approves Rs 8.34 cr project

Technology The Ministry of Railways' approval follows the submission of a research proposal by IIT Madras for collaborating with the Indian Railways to indigenously develop and validate Hyperloop technology. PTI Union Minister of Railways, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw approved a Rs 8.34 crore collaborative initiative on Hyperloop Technology, proposing a high-speed transportation system, with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, during his

20 May 2022 9:05 am
The women who built the road to freedom for Perarivalan: Arputham Ammal & Sengodi

AG PERARIVALAN VERDICT No conversation with Arputham Ammal is complete without her mentioning Sengodi the 21-year-old activist who killed herself to protest the death sentence awarded to Perarivalan, Santhan, and Murugan in 2011. Kavitha Muralidharan Perariavalan with his mother Arputham Ammal; (R) Sengodi During one of our phone conversations a few weeks ago, Arputham Ammal Perarivalans mother inevitably asked the question that was haunting her for over three decades: Will I live to see Ariv

19 May 2022 5:30 pm
Angered by Perarivalan release, TN Congress stages state-wide protest

AG Perarivalan verdict Congress party leaders and cadres who gathered across Tamil Nadu took out demonstrations with white cloths tied around their mouths. TNM Staff The Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) on Thursday organised protest demonstrations across the state in response to the release of AG Perarivalan, convicted in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. In Chennais Adyar neighbourhood one of the participants in the protest was Anasuya Earnest, a police officer and on

19 May 2022 4:09 pm
Respect SCs decision to free Perarivalan: CBI officer who probed Rajiv Gandhi death

Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case DR Kaarthikeyan, who was Joint-Director of the CBI SIT that probed Rajiv Gandhis assassination, however, pointed out that the court never said that Perarivalan or the other six convicts were innocent. Sreedevi Jayarajan Image courtesy: Youtube Screenshot/iCONGOtv On May 18, the Supreme Court ruled to free AG Perarivalan, one of the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Hours after the 51-year-olds release, TNM spoke to former CBI officer DR Kaarth

19 May 2022 4:05 pm
Perarivalan judgement a victory for federalism and state autonomy: CM Stalin

Court Stalin said the apex court verdict has spelt out that the Governor has no right to interfere in the policy decision of the state government. PTI File photo: PTI Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Wednesday, May 18, said the Supreme Court's verdict declaring AG Perarivalan a free man has firmly established the state government's right. The verdict is a huge victory for the principles of federalism and state autonomy, he said. Recalling the hearings in the Perarivalan case before the ape

19 May 2022 8:23 am
Kin of those who died with Rajiv Gandhi unhappy with SC verdict, Cong to protest

AG Perarivalan verdict TNCC leaders and some in the Congress party have expressed their discontent with the Supreme Courts verdict, suspending Perarivalans life sentence. TNM Staff While many across Tamil Nadu celebrated the release of Perarivalan, who was convicted in the Rajiv Gandhi assasination case, the families of those who were killed in the blast targeting the former Prime Minister are upset. Speaking to TNM, League Mohan, the son of League Munusamy a former TNCC Member of Legislative Co

18 May 2022 7:13 pm
Perarivalans release has given us hope, says Nalinis mother

AG Perarivalan Case Nalinis mother Padmavathi, is now confident that her daughter will also be freed. She commended Perarivalans mother Arputham Ammals untiring fight to secure the release of her son. Shabbir Ahmed Courtesy/PTI After 31 years, the Supreme Court on May 18 ordered the release of AG Perarivalan, one of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The judgment has given hope to the family members of the rest of the convicts in the case. Arivu (Perarivalan) and I share our bi

18 May 2022 4:29 pm
Bike taxi driver arrested in Chennai for stalking 24-year-old woman racer

Crime Chennai-based Nivetha Jessica had complained that the accused had followed her on a bike for close to 10 minutes in the wee hours of May 11. Sreedevi Jayarajan After a stalking complaint from a woman, the Chennai police arrested the accused on Tuesday, May 17. He has been identified as Chandra Haasan, a 34-year-old bike taxi driver from Puliyanthope, Chennai. The complaint by 24-year-old bike racer Nivetha Jessica said that Chandra Haasan had followed her on his bike for close to 10 minute

18 May 2022 2:54 pm
All Rajiv assassination convicts must be released, says judge who convicted them in 1999

Justice KT Thomas, who headed the SC bench that convicted seven people in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, tells TNM that he is surprised at the Governor's inaction. Dhanya Rajendran Perarivalan, Justice Thomas, Nalini It was on May 11, 1999, that a Supreme Court bench headed by Justice KT Thomas, with Justices DP Wadhwa and Syed Shah Mohammed Quadri, sentenced four people to death for being part of the conspiracy to kill former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Twenty three years later, the

18 May 2022 1:59 pm
My mother fought for me for 30 years: Perarivalan addresses media after release

AG PERARIVALAN CASE Released from prison more than three decades after he was jailed in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, Perarivalan and his mother, Arputham Ammal, addressed the media for the first time since the Supreme Court verdict in his favour on May 18. TNM Staff Screengrab from press meet Ahead of addressing the media, Perarivalan and his mother Arputham Ammal were seen sharing sweets with family members and supporters. As emotions ran high, the relief of his release, after being lod

18 May 2022 1:59 pm
'Historic judgment' says CM Stalin, reactions pour in from political leaders

AG Perarivalan Case On May 21, 1991 former Prime Minister of India and Congress leader Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a suicide bomber while he was campaigning at Sriperumbudur. AG Perarivalan was arrested on June 11 of the same year and convicted for arranging a nine-volt TNM Staff Courtesy/PTI Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin termed the Supreme Courts verdict in AG Perarivalan case as a historic judgment. In his statement on May 18, following the order of release of Perarivalan by the Sup

18 May 2022 1:51 pm
What is Article 142? SC invokes its extraordinary powers to free Perarivalan

Rajiv Gandhi Assassination case From the Union Carbide Case in 1989 to the Ayodhya Ram Mandir judgment in 2019, the top court has many a time invoked its extraordinary powers under Article 142 of the Constitution Sreedevi Jayarajan Image credit: PTI The Supreme Court on May 18 invoked its extraordinary powers under Article 142 of the constitution to free AG Perarivalan, one of the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Perarivalan who is 51 years old now, was given a life sentenc

18 May 2022 1:28 pm
Perarivalan is free: SC orders release of Rajiv case convict by invoking Article 142

Court Perarivalan was given a life sentence in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case for buying batteries used in the bomb that killed the former Prime Minister, without knowing how the batteries were going to be used. TNM Staff Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Perarivalan's life sentence should be suspended and he should be freed, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday, May 18. A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, BR Gavai and AS Bopanna passed the order on Perarivalan's plea seeking the susp

18 May 2022 10:56 am
Persons with disabilities stopped by cops from joining protest in Chennai

Protests The protest was supposed to take place in Saidapet. But, more than 300 persons with disabilities stopped entering the city on Tuesday morning. Nithya Pandian TNM photo by Nithya Pandian On Tuesday morning, more than 300 disabled persons sat inside the Koyambedu bus terminal and demanded the city police allow them to reach the protest site. They were all waiting to join the rest of the protesters who were waiting at Saidapet to demand job cards and job security under the Mahatma Gandhi N

17 May 2022 7:41 pm
SC sets aside TN man's conviction under POCSO as he is married to survivor

Court The had been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for sexually assaulting his 14-yr-old niece, who he subsequently married and has two children with. Azeefa Fathima Image for Representation Stating that the court cannot disturb the happy family life of a Tamil Nadu man who was found guilty in a case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the Supreme Court (SC) set aside his conviction. The order was passed by a bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and BR Gavai, on Ma

17 May 2022 5:25 pm
Soaring yarn prices hit TN knitwear industries, manufacturers on two-day strike

Strike An already fragile textile industry impacted by the pandemic is being buckled by frequent price hikes, due to which several small and medium size manufacturers are staring at closure. Nithya Pandian Tiruppur-based knitwear manufacturer Sarathi who runs a small manufacturing unit with four suppliers told TNM that the industry was badly hit by the pandemic, but the situation is being made worse by the frequent price hikes. Previously, the price of yarn used to increase only once a year of o

17 May 2022 1:00 pm
Body of another worker in Tirunelveli quarry retrieved, two still trapped

TN Quarry Accident The deceased has been identified as Murugan, and the total number of deaths now stands at two. TNM Staff Nearly 47 hours after an accident at a stone quarry in Tamil Nadus Tirunelveli, the body of one more person was retrieved by rescue workers on Tuesday morning, May 17. The deceased has been identified as Murugan. Six workers were trapped in a pit more than 300-feet deep on May 14 after boulders came rolling down at the quarry. While three of them were rescued, efforts were

17 May 2022 11:14 am
CBI conducts searches at P Chidambaram, son Kartis premises

Crime The searches reportedly came after the investigating agency registered a fresh case against the former Union Minister and his son. TNM Staff The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday, May 17, conducted searches at the premises of former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram. The searches reportedly came after the investigating agency registered a fresh case against the Congress leader's son and Member of Parliament (MP) Karti Chidambaram allegedly over certain foreign remittances

17 May 2022 9:56 am
In a first, Madras High Court holds hearing over WhatsApp

Court The judge hearing the case said that the petitioners fervent prayer made him hold an emergency sitting from Nagercoil and conduct the case through WhatsApp. PTI In a first, a Madras High Court judge conducted hearing in a case through WhatsApp, that too on a Sunday. On May 15, Justice GR Swaminathan agreed to hear a case while he was stationed in Nagercoil, where he had gone to attend a marriage function. After a submission by PR Srinivasan, the hereditary trustee of Shri Abheeshta Varadar

16 May 2022 6:46 pm