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People taking part in a hunger strike against the hydrocarbon project at Thilagar Thidal in Pudukkottai on Sunday. | Express
Neduvasal hydrocarbon project agitation fuels more protests in Pudukottai

Around 5,000 residents, farmers and members of various political parties gathered at Neduvasal Bazaar and Nallankollai and observed a hunger strike.

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Bibek Debroy delivering the first Cho S Ramaswamy Memorial Lecture at Sastra University on Sunday
Bibek Debroy cites Arthashastra, bats for minimal government intervention

Delivering the first Cho S Ramaswamy Memorial Lecture at SASTRA University on Saturday, Debroy spoke of public policy as a tool for national development.

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Measles-Rubella vaccine shots plan in Tamil Nadu extended by 14 days

The drive was originally scheduled between February 6 and 28. Due to apprehensions of parents about the vaccine after rumours, the mass vaccination programme slowed down.

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DMK chief Stalin taunts Panneerselvam on loyalty to the late CM Jayalalithaa

Stalin wondered why OPS lent his voice to the mystery shrouding Jayalalithaa’s death only after he stepped down as chief minister.

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Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami to meet Narendra Modi on Monday, make a NEET point

Palaniswami is scheduled to meet Modi on Monday and is expected to take up various issues, including that of exempting the State from NEET.

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End of the road for Tamil Nadu Congress chief Thirunavukkarasar?

Hobbled by its lacklustre performance, the State leadership of the Congress in Tamil Nadu could witness another rejig within a couple of months.

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The boat which capsized killing nine near Thiruchendur . (Photo by Special Arrangement)
Nine drown as boat capsizes close to shore near Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu

Local sources said the boat capsized because of overcrowding and the rough tides in the seawater in the evening.

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Deepa Jayakumar
Faced many hurdles and obstacles in launching Forum: Deepa

On February 24, coinciding with former chief minister Jayalalithaa's 69th birth anniversary, Deepa had kick-started her political career by launching the MGR Amma Deepa Forum.

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Visually challenged man turns doctor, helps wife deliver baby

The woman developed labour pain while the couple was planning to go to Tiruchy GH

26 Feb 2017

A straight drive to criminaldom

What do Maha, Johny, Dinesh and Kuppan have in common? They all were auto drivers before taking to crime. The four along with ‘Vasur’ Raja use autos for their activities and fight among themselves for

26 Feb 2017

DMK working president M K Stalin (File | PTI)
DMK objects to Jaya's portraits in government offices

Stalin said he has not received the unedited footage of the visuals recorded during the February 18 floor test in the state Assembly which was won by Palaniswami.

25 Feb 2017

Swine flu (File photo/ ENS)
Swine flu, dengue positive cases in government hospital in Coimbatore

A total of 45 persons are admitted for normal fever and six persons with dengue fever are undergoing treatment in the hospital.

25 Feb 2017

TNCC sacks Ramanathapuram DCC president

"Good Luck Rajendran is being removed as the President of Ramanathapuram District Congress Committee for bringing disrepute to the party

25 Feb 2017

CM ‘Edappadi’ K Palaniswami greeting PM Narendra Modi in Coimbatore | Express
Chief Minister to meet Modi on Feb 27, seek NEET exemption

The aim is to get exemption for students from appearing for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for admission to medical and dental courses.

25 Feb 2017

Gang sprays chilli on cops, hacks murder suspect

An accused in the 1993 Asupathi Pannaiyar murder case was done to death by a 13-member gang in daylight when he was escorted by the police to the court.

25 Feb 2017

Chief Minister announces Rs 15 crore interim relief for 30,000 fishermen

The expenses for providing interim assistance and for setting up of fish markets would be borne by the State government, an official release added.

25 Feb 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Sadhguru at the Isha Foundation in Coimbatore on Friday, where he consecrated a 112-foot-tall statue of the Adiyogi (in the backdrop), to mark Maha Shivratri
Prime Minister pitches for women as engines of growth

The issue is no longer women development, but it is woman-led development, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday at Coimbatore.

25 Feb 2017

Former Rajya Sabha MP Tarun Vijay being presented the Tirukkural Tilagam award by Arignar Peravai president Prof Velusamy and its secretary Dr M Michael Faraday, in Chennai on Friday
Tarun Vijay to chant Thirukural on Manasarovar shores

This year at the Kailas Manasarovar Yatra, Tarun Vijay and his team of yatris will chant the ‘Thirukural’ on the shores of Lake Manasarovar, according to a press release by the BJP leader’s office. Ta

25 Feb 2017

Maha Yoga Yagna commenced

During the Isha ceremony, Maha Yoga Yagna — where a million people will take an oath to teach a simple form of yoga to at least 100 others before the next Mahashivaratri, thereby reaching at least 100

25 Feb 2017

Galaxy of leaders attends Mahashivaratri event

A galaxy of leaders attended the unveiling of the 112-ft bust of Adiyogi at the Isha Yoga Centre near here on Friday.

25 Feb 2017

Dhanush told to appear before court on Feb 28

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Friday directed actor Dhanush alias Dhanush K Raja to appear before it on February 28 on a petition filed by him seeking a direction to quash a private co

25 Feb 2017