Friday March 10, 2017
This summer, Jet Airways to take the count of the direct flights to 650 per day and it will begin services to Madurai and Bagdogra, from Mumbai, starting March 26, the airline said in a statement.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Monday February 27, 2017
The Madras High today suggested to the state government to bring in a special act to eradicate Prosopis Juliflora, popularly known as Seemai Karuvelam trees, in Tamil Nadu. A Division Bench of the court's Madurai bench, comprising Justice A Selvam and Justice P Kalaiarasan, said the collectors had not implemented the court's direction fully and the...
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Friday February 17, 2017
The Madras High Court has held that barbers over 60 years of age should not be engaged to tonsure heads of devotees at the Palani temple in Dindigul district as they might injure them due to shivering of hands.
Health | Written by Pallava Bagla | Tuesday January 24, 2017
A team of scientists have found links between use of pesticides and the high prevalence of diabetes in India. They have suggested that view of the high occurrence of diabetes in India, the use of OP (organophosphate) pesticides should be reconsidered.
Tamil Nadu News | Reported by Smitha TK, Edited by Nonika Marwaha | Monday January 23, 2017
Jallikattu protests blocked several roads on Monday in Chennai, including its IT corridor, as protesters forced out of the Marina Beach clashed with the police in various parts of the city. After peaceful protests since Tuesday in support of the bull-taming festival, clashes erupted for the first time today as policemen physically removed thousands...
Tamil Nadu News | Edited by Veer Arjun Singh | Monday January 23, 2017
After a morning of violence and arson at Chennai's Marina Beach, the students who rallied a week-long sit-in there in support of Jallikattu, the bull-taming sport, said that they have ended their campaign.
Tamil Nadu News | Edited by Veer Arjun Singh | Monday January 23, 2017
Protests in support of bull-taming festival Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu turned violent today as the police physically removed thousands of protesters at Chennai's Marina Beach, in Madurai and in Coimbatore. Clashes through the day blocked the Old Mahabalipuram Road that is called Chennai's IT corridor, home to IT offices and engineering colleges. Prot...
Tamil Nadu News | NDTV NEWS DESK | Monday January 23, 2017
Tamil Nadu government has issued a set of stringent guidelines for safe conduct of Jallikattu, which includes CCTV surveillance of the festival and medical examination of bulls before beginning the event. This came after two people died in the state's Pudukottai during the bull-taming festival.
Tamil Nadu News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday January 22, 2017
Jallikattu, the popular bull-taming sport, was held in some parts of Tamil Nadu on Sunday, even though the locals at Madurai's Alanganallur stuck to their demand for a more 'permanent solution' and refused to hold the event. Jallikattu shows were held in Manapparai in Tiruchirappali district. The ruling AIADMK tweeted that more than 500 young peopl...
Chennai News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday January 22, 2017
Chennai's Marina beach was flooded with protesters demanding a 'permanent solution' for Jallikattu on Sunday. The traditional bull-taming sport which is a part of Pongal celebrations, failed to take off in Madurai on Sunday, a day after the state government passed an ordinance or executive order for its resumption. Chief Minister O Pannerselvam, wh...
Tamil Nadu News | Reported by Uma Sudhir, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday January 22, 2017
Jallikattu made a re-appearance in Tamil Nadu on Sunday, claiming the lives of two men in Pudukottai. The men, who were injured while holding on to a bucking bull, died on the way to the hospital. The traditional bull-taming festival was held in some parts of Tamil Nadu, even though locals in Madurai's Alanganallur, where Chief Minister O Panneerse...
Tamil Nadu News | Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Sunday January 22, 2017
After a three year long ban, Jallikattu will finally be held across Tamil Nadu today. Governor Vidyasagar Rao has approved an executive order or ordinance by the state government which will allow the bull-taming sport to be held in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said this evening. The chief minister is now headed to Alanganallur in Madu...
Tamil Nadu News | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Wednesday January 18, 2017
Over 3,000 people, mostly students and techies, are protesting at Chennai's Marina beach since last night demanding permission to host the banned bull-taming festival Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu and a ban on animal rights organisation People for Ethical Treatment of Animals or PETA.
Tamil Nadu News | Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy, Edited by Abhishek Chakraborty | Tuesday January 17, 2017
Nearly 200 people have been detained by the police in Tamil Nadu's Madurai district for protesting the Supreme Court ban on Jallikattu and demanding that the bull taming festival be held. The protest, that lasted overnight, happened in a small town called Alanganallur.
Tamil Nadu News | Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Monday January 16, 2017
Despite the Supreme Court's ban against Jallikattu, a bull taming sport, frenzy and excitement gripped locals at Palamedu in Tamil Nadu's Madurai district as bulls were let loose as a mark of protest. Police sources say that 40 people in Madurai have been taken into custody over the last two days of Pongal for violating the ban on Jallikattu.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Sunday January 15, 2017
Police today detained several people for trying to organise Jallikattu despite a ban on the sport in place. Several people were detained at Mudakathan, Alanganallur, Palamedu and Vilangudi in Madurai district, at Nallampatti in Dindigul district and Pottuchavadi inThanjavur district of Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu News | Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Saturday January 14, 2017
At least seven people have been detained in rural Madurai in Tamil Nadu for organising the bull-taming festival, Jallikattu, in defiance of the Supreme Court ban.
Tamil Nadu News | Written by Sneha Mary Koshy, J Sam Daniel Stalin | Saturday January 14, 2017
Just 14 kilometres away from Madurai in Tamil Nadu, locals are preparing to defy the Jallikattu ban imposed by the Supreme Court. Though women do not watch Jallikattu, 30-year-old Shalini fiercely propagates it as part of Pongal festivities.
Tamil Nadu News | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Friday January 6, 2017
She was Jayalalithaa's closest aide, but many in the former Tamil Nadu chief minister's RK Nagar constituency in Chennai do not want AIADMK's new party chief Sasikala Natarajan to contest from there.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 3, 2017
Gopi Shankar, head of NGO Srishti Madurai, said that Santhi Soundarajan is now planning to file a petition at either Madras High Court or the Supreme Court
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Friday December 23, 2016
The Enforcement Directorate today issued a fresh attachment order worth Rs 44 crore in connection with its money laundering probe in the Madurai granite scam case in Tamil Nadu.
Offbeat | Amrita Kohli | Monday December 5, 2016
In case the growing number of local stores and even vegetable/fruit vendors accepting app-based payments or plastic currency isn't evidence enough, here's definitive proof the country's really trying to embrace the concept of cashless transactions. A man in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, apparently paid for using a restroom by cheque, making it out to 'Publi...
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 3, 2016
A low pressure area over Lakshadweep is likely to bring heavy rains to Coimbatore and Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu, the Met office said today.
India News | Reported by Neeta Sharma, Edited by Raija Susan Panicker | Tuesday November 29, 2016
Three people arrested on Monday in Madurai in Tamil Nadu were planning to attack 22 top political leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Chennai News | Written by Uma Sudhir | Monday November 7, 2016
A smuggling racket busted in Chennai on Sunday has exposed how genuine travelers were being used to illegally bring gold into India from countries like Dubai and Singapore.
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday November 3, 2016
Pulling up the Railway for scaling down unreserved coaches, including one for women, in a popular express train bound for Chennai while introducing LHB coaches, Madras High Court Bench in Madurai on Wednesday directed authorities to file a report on November 7 on the matter.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Friday October 21, 2016
Passport officials in Tamil Nadu have 'impounded' 500 passports which were obtained using fake documents from the passport seva kendras n Madurai and in Tirunelveli.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 1, 2016
A former AIADMK councillor of Usilampatti municipality in Madurai district allegedly attempted to commit suicide upset over not getting a ticket to contest the coming local body elections, police said today.
Tamil Nadu News | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Tuesday September 6, 2016
Tens of thousands of dead fish were found in the tank of a famous temple in Tamil Nadu's Madurai on Sunday. The fish were found at the famous Sri Subramaniya Swamy temple.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Monday August 22, 2016
Old age cannot be a ground for transferring the trial of a criminal case from one district to the other, ruled the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court today.