The Tamil Nadu government blames last week's death of 11 infants in Dharmapuri district hospital on malnourished mothers, underweight newborns and late referrals. But a reality check by NDTV found out that most mothers from this backward district do not get the Rs 12,000 maternity benefit on time.
Opening a new front in its long-drawn dispute with Tamil Nadu over Mullaperiyar dam, Kerala is likely to approach the National Green Tribunal citing adverse ecological impact resulting from keeping the water level above 142 feet.
Hero's welcome awaited the five fishermen when they returned to their village in Tamil Nadu's Rameshwaram district, just 20 days after they were sentenced to death in Sri Lanka over charges of drug peddling.
Five fishermen spared the death sentence in Sri Lanka and freed on Wednesday will take a longer route home than they may have thought. Their families in Tamil Nadu returned disappointed this morning from an airport after learning that the men would be flown to Delhi first.
A day after Tamil superstar Rajnikanth said he was not scared of politics, but hesitant to take the plunge, TNCC president EVKS Elangovan requested both him and star actor Kamal Hassan not to take the plunge and "get caught in the grip of political activities".
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today said Kerala cannot 'interfere' on the regulation of flow from the reservoir after the neighbouring state expressed concerns over the water level in Mullaperiyar dam nearing the contentious 142 feet.
Commercial operations of the first 1,000 MW unit of Kudankulam nuclear power project is now expected to start by January 22 next year. An earlier deadline could not be met due to technical problems, said officials.