Tamil Nadu News

"Milk Of Foreign Cows...": DMK Leader's Sexist Remarks Spark Criticism

"Milk Of Foreign Cows...": DMK Leader's Sexist Remarks Spark Criticism

Reported by Uma Sudhir, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Saturday March 27, 2021, Hyderabad

A DMK leader campaigning for the Tamil Nadu election talks about the "milk of foreign cows turning women into barrels" in a sexist shocker that has provoked waves of condemnation.

DMK Leader EV Velu's Properties Searched By Tax Officials For 2nd Day

DMK Leader EV Velu's Properties Searched By Tax Officials For 2nd Day

Reported by Arvind Gunasekar, Edited by Arun Nair | Friday March 26, 2021, New Delhi

Income tax officials carried searches at the properties owned by senior DMK leader and Tamil Nadu candidate EV Velu for the second consecutive day on Friday. The searches, Income Tax officials said, were based on "credible inputs of cash movement" during the campaign for the April 6 state election.

Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 54 Indian Fishermen, Seizes 5 Fishing Trawlers

Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 54 Indian Fishermen, Seizes 5 Fishing Trawlers

Press Trust of India | Thursday March 25, 2021, Colombo

The Sri Lankan Navy has arrested at least 54 Indian fishermen and seized five trawlers for allegedly poaching in the country's territorial waters, an official statement said in Colombo today.

Tax Raids On A Senior DMK Leader Who Party Chief MK Stalin Is Campaigning For

Tax Raids On A Senior DMK Leader Who Party Chief MK Stalin Is Campaigning For

Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Thursday March 25, 2021, Chennai

Senior DMK leader and Tamil Nadu candidate EV Velu was searched by Income Tax officials today, around the same time his party chief MK Stalin campaigned for him ahead of the April 6 state election.

Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2021: This Candidate Is Promising Helicopters, Rs 1 Crore And A Trip To Moon

Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2021: This Candidate Is Promising Helicopters, Rs 1 Crore And A Trip To Moon

Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Thursday March 25, 2021, Chennai

A mini-helicopter and an annual deposit of Rs one crore for every home, gold jewellery for weddings, a three-storey house - a candidate in Tamil Nadu has promised the moon to voters. A trip to the moon is also on Thulam Saravanan's list of promises.

Actor Vijayakanth's Wife Skips Covid Test, Heads Out For Poll Campaign

Actor Vijayakanth's Wife Skips Covid Test, Heads Out For Poll Campaign

Written by Uma Sudhir | Wednesday March 24, 2021, Chennai

DMDK chief Vijayakanth's wife Premalatha Vijayakanth, who is contesting the Tamil Nadu assembly election from the Virudhachalam seat, is worrying healthcare authorities as she did not undergo a Covid test before campaigning in the constituency despite being closely exposed to two people who tested positive. At least two of her close relatives with whom she had stayed in the last few days have reportedly tested positive for the virus.

AIADMK Nominees "ISI Certified", DMK Candidates "Duplicate": E Palaniswami

AIADMK Nominees "ISI Certified", DMK Candidates "Duplicate": E Palaniswami

ANI | Wednesday March 24, 2021, Karur, Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said that AIADMK candidates are ISI certified whereas Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) candidates are "duplicate".

"Gross Betrayal Of Tamils": P Chidambaram Shreds Centre Over Lanka Issue

"Gross Betrayal Of Tamils": P Chidambaram Shreds Centre Over Lanka Issue

Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 24, 2021, New Delhi

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today urged the people of Tamil Nadu to punish the AIADMK-BJP alliance in the upcoming state assembly elections for abstaining from the UN Human Rights Council vote on Sri Lanka.

In Chennai, Get Covid Vaccine At Your Doorstep

In Chennai, Get Covid Vaccine At Your Doorstep

Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Wednesday March 24, 2021, Chennai

Two health workers came knocking at the apartments of nine elderly residents at the sprawling Purvankara Windemere in Chennai to vaccinate them against coronavirus.

Watch: AIADMK Candidate Washes Clothes, Promises Voters Washing Machines

Watch: AIADMK Candidate Washes Clothes, Promises Voters Washing Machines

Edited by Debjani Chatterjee | Tuesday March 23, 2021

Assembly Election 2021: A candidate in Tamil Nadu went to great lengths to catch the attention of voters ahead of the April 6 state election. Thanga Kathiravan, a candidate fielded by the state's ruling AIADMK, was seen on Monday trying what looked like a novel campaign around laundry. Watch the video here

Tamil Nadu Government Asks Colleges To Shift To Online Mode Of Teaching Amid Rise In Covid Cases

Tamil Nadu Government Asks Colleges To Shift To Online Mode Of Teaching Amid Rise In Covid Cases

Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 23, 2021, Chennai

Close on the heels of closure of schools in the backdrop of surging COVID-19 cases, the Tamil Nadu government on Monday asked higher education institutions to switch to online teaching and said semester exams will also be conducted on the virtual mode.

Ahead Of Tamil Nadu Polls, Kamal Haasan Faces Insider-Outsider Debate

Ahead Of Tamil Nadu Polls, Kamal Haasan Faces Insider-Outsider Debate

Written by Uma Sudhir | Monday March 22, 2021, Coimbatore/Chennai

Well before the Tamil Nadu election date was announced, it was speculated that actor-politician Kamal Haasan would contest from a constituency in Chennai, where his party, the Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) did well in the 2019 Lok Sabha election

Rs 16-Crore Cash Seized After Tax Raids In Poll-Bound Tamil Nadu

Rs 16-Crore Cash Seized After Tax Raids In Poll-Bound Tamil Nadu

Press Trust of India | Friday March 19, 2021

The Income Tax Department has seized "unaccounted" cash of over Rs 16 crore and detected black income of about Rs 80 crore after it raided multiple entities in poll-bound Tamil Nadu, the CBDT said on Friday.

Covid Norms Violated As Huge Crowds Gather Amid Tamil Nadu Poll Campaign

Covid Norms Violated As Huge Crowds Gather Amid Tamil Nadu Poll Campaign

Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Friday March 19, 2021, Chennai

Large-scale violations of government-mandated coronavirus guidelines continue in Tamil Nadu ahead of state elections even as authorities have directed political parties to ensure wearing of masks in public meetings and road shows. The oversight of COVID protocols is happening as the southern state sees a spike in infections; India too reported single-day surge of nearly 40,00 fresh infections on Friday.

Tamil Nadu Polls: Khushbu Sundar Declares Assets Worth Rs 22.55 Crore

Tamil Nadu Polls: Khushbu Sundar Declares Assets Worth Rs 22.55 Crore

Press Trust of India | Friday March 19, 2021, Chennai

Actor-turned politician Khushbu Sundar, the BJP candidate from Thousand Lights constituency in the city, on Thursday filed her nomination for the April 6 Tamil Nadu assembly polls, declaring assets worth about Rs 22.55 crore.