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Tamil Nadu: State in Southern India
Tamil Nadu, is one of the 29 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.

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IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh today

The weather forecasting agency also predicted that isolated places over Vidarbha, Konkan, Goa, Telangana, Interior Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal are expected to receive heavy..
DNA - Published

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to fly indigenous 'Tejas' fighter aircraft in Bengaluru

He will fly the twin-seat version of the Tejas combat aircraft at Tamil Nadu's Sulur Air Force Station.
DNA - Published

Coral reefs on India’s east coast are making a comeback

Scientists discovered that coral reefs along the Gulf of Mannar off the coast of Tamil Nadu and Palk Bay, which suffered damage by mass bleaching earlier this year, have sprung back to life. The Gulf..
IndiaTimes - Published

Madras High Court slams Tamil Nadu govt over techie's death, awards Rs 5 lakh compensation

Madras HC has also directed the Tamil Nadu Government and Chennai corporation to take disciplinary action against officials who failed to remove illegal hoardings.
DNA - Published

Chennai techie's death: Madras HC raps TN parties, banner culture; orders Rs 5 lakh compensation to victim's family

The Court lashed out at government officials for not implementing the orders saying that negligence of officials was the reason behind the death of Subhasri.
DNA - Published

Chennai techie's death: Madras HC comes down hard on TN govt, orders Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia

The High Court came down hard on government officials for failing to implement its orders against illegal hoardings.
DNA - Published

Tamil Nadu: After video of octogenarian woman selling idli for rupee one goes viral, Gas companies extend help

The video made by Newsminute became viral and was shared by many industrialists and philanthropists.
DNA - Published

Tamil Nadu leader Vaiko moves Supreme Court to seek Farooq Abdullah's release

In a habeus corpus petition, TN leader has requested the apex court to determine Abdullah's whereabouts
DNA - Published

New Traffic Fines: From Bengal to Maharashtra, states where Motor Vehicles Act has hit a hurdle

Various BJP and non-BJP states have not backed the Centre's move including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Puducherry, Madhya Pradesh..
DNA - Published

Watch: Special puja performed for Chandrayaan-II at Tamil Nadu's famous Thingalur Chandran Temple

Even as the nation waited with bated breath for ISRO to contact Vikram Lander, a special puja was performed at the famous Thingalur Chandran (Moon) temple, one of the nine Navagraha temples, in..
DNA - Published

Tamil Nadu cops on Tihar security will not guard Chidambaram's cell

Former finance minister P Chidambaram, has been lodged in a separate cell in jail number 7 at Tihar, ate dal and rice for dinner on Thursday, his first night in the jail. He has been placed under..
IndiaTimes - Published

Tamil Nadu may play host to Modi-Xi meet in Oct

The ancient Pallava-era coastal town of Mamallapuram near Chennai may host the second edition of the India-China informal summit between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, scheduled..
IndiaTimes - Published

Arif Mohammed Khan who quit Rajiv govt, BJP leaders Koshyari, Tamilisai appointed governors

BJP leader and former Uttarakhand chief minister Bhagat Singh Koshyari, 77, has been appointed the governor of Maharashtra, while BJP's Tamil Nadu chief Tamilisai Soundararajan, 58, moves to the Raj..
IndiaTimes - Published

Madras HC dismisses Nalini's plea on premature release

She had petitioned the court seeking a direction to the Tamil Nadu government to press the governor to take a decision on its September 2018 recommendation for premature release of all the seven..
IndiaTimes - Published

Tamil Nadu: NIA raids 5 locations in Coimbatore as part of IS probe, laptops, mobile phones, pen-drives seized

Previously in June, NIA had arrested Mohammed Azarudeen, the alleged mastermind of ISIS Tamil Nadu module who was a Facebook friend of Sri Lankan suicide bomber Zahran Hashim.
DNA - Published

'A temple of Rationality' for self-proclaimed atheist: Tamil Nadu village's tribute to Karunanidhi

Members of the Arunthathiyar community, a Scheduled Caste, are behind the initiative of building the temple which is to be constructed on a 10,000 square feet parcel of land.
DNA - Published

Rebuked, jawan shoots havildar, kills self in Tamil Nadu


IndiaTimes - Published

Not afraid to behead Narendra Modi, Amit Shah: TMMK activist in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu BJP has called for sedition charges against the activist of the Muslim outfit.
DNA - Published

At least two dead, 4 injured in blast near temple in Tamil Nadu's Kancheepuram

Police officials have recovered samples from the area and are yet to confirm whether it was an IED blast.
DNA - Published

Jaitley, a cultured gentleman: Tamil Nadu CM

"Arun Jaitley's passing away is a huge loss not only for his family but also for his party and the entire Indian nation," he said expressing shock and grief in his condolence.
IndiaTimes - Published

Denied access to crematorium, Dalits ‘airdrop’ dead in Tamil Nadu

After the construction of the Arasalanthapuram-Narayanapuram bridge across the river, members of other castes have encroached upon the path leading to the river and denied Dalits access to carry their..
IndiaTimes - Published

100-fold rise in weight-loss surgeries in 15 years

During this period, the number of surgeons who specialise in the surgery also went up from eight (in 2003) to 450. Delhi, Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu lead in the number of surgeries..
IndiaTimes - Published

Tamil Nadu to receive rains for next 48 hours, says IMD

"This rain has brought relief to us," said a local resident
DNA - Published

NIT Rourkela professor, wife found dead at their residence

The deceased, Professor R Jayabalan, and his wife Malini Kesavan hailed from Tamil Nadu.
DNA - Published

P Chidambaram only a burden on earth, says Tamil Nadu chief minister

Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami on Tuesday launched a blistering attack on P Chidambaram, saying the veteran Congress leader was "only a burden" on the earth.
IndiaTimes - Published

Watch: Elderly couple overpowers armed robbers with slippers & plastic chairs in Tamil Nadu

Age is just a number and an elderly couple from Tamil Nadu has proved so. It was a casual evening for 70-year-old Shanmugavel, a resident of Kalyanipuram in Kadaiyam and his 65-year-old wife..
DNA - Published

Home Minister Amit Shah undertakes aerial survey of flood-affected areas in Karnataka, Maharashtra

The IMD says very heavy rainfall was likely at isolated places over Saurashtra and Kutch, parts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Konkan and Goa, Madhya Maharashtra
DNA - Published

Income Tax department sleuths bust inter-state tax theft worth Rs 700 crore

55 places were raided by the I-T dept in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Goa
DNA - Published

Tamil Nadu: IT Dept raids two liquor markets, attaches property worth Rs 700 crore

The operation was based on intelligence inputs gathered over several months indicating that the business group was indulging in large scale tax evasion.
DNA - Published

Heavy rainfall alert issued for Gujarat, Tamil Nadu

IMD also stated that Uttarakhand, Gujarat region, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura and Andaman and Nicobar Islands will also witness heavy downpour throughout the..
DNA - Published

Monsoon mayhem: Over 15,000 evacuated from flood-affected areas in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu

The Army has 123 rescue teams have been deployed in 16 districts across the four affected states for relief and rescue operations.
DNA - Published

Vellore Lok Sabha Election: DMK's Kathir Anand defeats AIADMK's Shanmugam by 8,000 votes

With this win, the DMK-led alliance has bagged 38 of 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu.
DNA - Published

DMK's Kathir Anand wins Vellore Lok Sabha election

DMK-led alliance wins 38 of 39 seats in Tamil Nadu.
DNA - Published

Maldives police arrest ex-VP Ahmed Adeeb as India denies entry

Adeeb was detained early on Thursday in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu after arriving illegally on a tugboat
DNA - Published

Tamil Nadu government hikes Festival Advance to Rs 10,000 for its employees

Festival Advance to the state government employees was increased from Rs 2,000 to Rs 5,000 in 2012
DNA - Published

TN CM urges Centre to get Indian sailors released from Iran

Chief minister K Palaniswami Saturday urged the Centre to secure the release of 18 Indian sailors, including one from Tamil Nadu, who were detained by Iran when their British-flagged ship was..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ex-Maldivian VP Adeeb Ahmed still being questioned by Indian officials, not allowed to leave tugboat

Intelligence agencies and officials on Friday continued to question former Maldivian vice-president Abdul Adeeb Ahmed Ghafoor onboard a tugboat named Virgo-9 which is anchored a few nautical miles off..
IndiaTimes - Published

Maldives former vice-president Ahmed Adeeb reaches Tuticorin port onboard cargo vessel, likely to be sent back home

Officials were yet to give permission for a cargo ship with former Maldivian vice-president Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor onboard to dock at the Tuticorin Old Port in Tamil Nadu.
IndiaTimes - Published

Google Doodle: Meet India's first woman legislator, Muthulakshmi Reddi

Google Doodle celebrated the 133rd birthday of Muthulakshmi Reddi. Born in 1883 in Tamil Nadu, Reddi became the first female student admitted to prestigious Indian institutions, the first woman to work..
IndiaTimes - Published

Enforcement Directorate attaches assets worth Rs 246 crore in Tamil Nadu gutkha scam

The seized assets include 174 immovable properties, shares and vehicles
DNA - Published

With body cameras, ex-faujis to check violations on national highways

In a first ever initiative to monitor violations of traffic rules on national highways, the road transport ministry will deploy mobile teams of ex-defence personnel armed with body-cameras and will..
IndiaTimes - Published

Seven TN fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Naval personnel

Seven Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested on Sunday by Sri Lankan naval personnel off Nedunthivu for allegedly fishing in the island nation's territorial waters.
IndiaTimes - Published

In Tamil Nadu, a hostel for transgender kids


IndiaTimes - Published

MDMK founder Vaiko, four others take oath as Rajya Sabha members

MDMK founder Vaiko and four other newly elected Rajya Sabha MPs on Thursday took oath as members of the Upper House. Vaiko, PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss and two candidates each from the AIADMK and the..
IndiaTimes - Published

PMK pitches for 80% reservation for Tamils in private sector jobs in Tamil Nadu

Demanding 80 per cent reservation for Tamils in jobs in private sector in the state, the PMK Wednesday urged the Tamil Nadu government to enact a legislation, taking a cue from Andhra Pradesh.
IndiaTimes - Published

Nagpur: Pig catchers from Tamil Nadu under cop protection attacked

The pig catchers were attacked by the mob despite being provided police protection.
DNA - Published

Ex-DMK mayor, husband among 3 hacked to death in Tamil Nadu

Uma Maheswari (61), who was Mayor of the Tirunelveli Corporation between 1996 and 2001, her husband Muruga Sankaran (65) and a woman domestic assistant were done to death by the assailants at her..
DNA - Published

No. of men migrating for marriage doubles in a decade

The number of men migrating for marriage more than doubled between the 2001 and 2011 censuses compared to a 33% rise in the number of women doing so. The most number of men migrating for matrimony are..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rains lash Kerala: 4 dead, 3 missing; red alert sounded in many districts

Four persons have died and three, including two fishermen from Tamil Nadu, are missing as rains continued to lash Kerala, with red alert being sounded in Kasargod, Idukki, Kozhikode and Kannur..
DNA - Published

14 ISIS fund-raisers feel heat in Tamil Nadu raids

The NIA had said the agency has taken all the accused to various places to verify the evidence collected against them during the investigation.
DNA - Published

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