3 women medical students commit suicide; college blamed

Monday, January 25, 2016


Chennai: Hot on heels of a dalit student committing suicide in Hyderabad, three girl students of SVS Yoga Medical College at Kallakurichi near Villupuram in Tamil Nadu committed suicide on Saturday evening accusing the administration of charging excess fees and “torture”, and blaming college chairman Vasuki Subramanian for their death. The deceased girls have been …

UK government nails passport cons in Bangalore

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


People looking to migrate to the UK from any part of Southern India, be aware. Three travel agents from Bangalore are now under investigation, by the Central Crime Branch, after the UK Government uncovered wide scale fraud in which they were producing fake documents and supplying counterfeit immigration stamps to support their customer’s visa applications …

Supreme Court puts hold on Jallikattu

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


New Delhi: In another development in Tamil Nadu’s traditional bull-fighting sport, the apex court on Tuesday suspended Centre’s notification lifting the ban on Jallikattu. A week ago, the Centre had lifted the ban on the sport circumventing a Supreme Court ruling of May 2014. Citing cruelty to the animals, the Animal Welfare Board, People for …

Centre allows Jallikattu despite massive protests

Friday, January 08, 2016


The Centre on Friday allowed the conduct of jallikattu in Tamil Nadu by altering a 2011 Ministry of Environment notification by exempting the sport from performances for which the bulls should not be used. The decision to allow Jallikattu and bullock cart races in other parts of the country came despite objections by animal rights …

Nine tourists from Kerala killed

Friday, January 08, 2016


Tirunelveli (TN): At least nine tourists from Thiruvananthapuram lost their lives and 15 others were injured when the bus they were travelling in rolled down a four lane road near Panangudi in the wee hours of Friday. Police said the bus driver lost control of the vehicle while driving at speed, leading to the accident. …

Teen orders laptop online, gets brick instead

Saturday, January 02, 2016


In what could be a serious case of duping, a 17-year-old boy from Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram district who ordered a laptop online from a popular retailer for Rs 14,090 was left shocked when the delivery man handed him a package with a brick. By the time the B Balachandar recovered from the shock on Wednesday, …

Centre set to allow bull taming sport ‘Jallikattu’ despite SC ban

Tuesday, December 29, 2015


The Centre is set to allow popular bull taming sport Jallikattu and a few other bullock races in the new year with Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today saying that the government will let such cultural practices continue while ensuring that animals are not subjected to cruelty. “Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu, bullock cart race in Maharashtra, …

Agrarian crisis brewing in Cuddalore’s hinterland, post-rains

Saturday, December 19, 2015


An agrarian crisis is silently brewing in the hinterland of Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu after being caught in a swirl of repeated disasters over the years like Tsunami, cyclones and recent rains and floods which have battered the crops, cattle and infrastructure. Across the district, the trail of destruction is striking and the demand …

Floods: Jaitley, Mishra to visit Chennai this weekend

Friday, December 18, 2015


Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu has apprised the Prime Minister over the floods and relief work in Chennai and his colleagues Arun Jaitley and Kalraj Mishra have said they would visit the city this weekend to take steps to revive affected industrial units. Naidu had visited the flood affected areas of Chennai on December 12 …

Sri Lankan Navy detains four Indian fishermen

Thursday, December 17, 2015


Four Indian fishermen along with their boats have been detained by the Sri Lankan Navy today in the early hours near Thalai Mannar and Palk Strait. Last month, the Sri Lankan Navy had arrested 14 Tamil fishermen and detained their three fishing boats. The country had released 126 Tamil fishermen lodged in Lankan jail as …

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