Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: How teen footballer Priya died due to "medical negligence"?

A delay in removing the compression bandage is what turned fatal for 17-year-old R. Priya, who died of multiple organ failure. The victim, Priya R, a first-year student of BSc Physical Education, who hailed from Vyasarpadi, Chennai. The state Health Department had suspended two doctors from the Peripheral Hospital over alleged medical negligence.

published on : 16th November 2022

SC sets free all Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts after 33 yrs

The SC ordered to set free all six convicts facing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The order included the release of Nalini, PR Ravichandran, Robert Pias, Suthendraraja, Jaykumar and Sriharan. Meanwhile, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said the decision of the SC is "totally unacceptable and completely erroneous".

published on : 14th November 2022

Tamil Nadu: Video of medical students ragging juniors viral, seven suspended

A video of senior medical students of Vellore Christian Medical College (CMC) ragging their juniors went viral on social media.The video showed the victims parading inside the men's hostel half-naked (with their underwear).

published on : 9th November 2022

Tamil Nadu: Two dead in rain-related incidents across Chennai; orange alert issued

Two people have died in the city due to rain-related incidents, according to reports. Meanwhile, the Met department has forecast moderate rains in Chennai and surrounding areas till Wednesday morning. An orange alert has been given to all wards in Chennai.

published on : 1st November 2022

Coimbatore car blast: Man charred to death in front of temple; probe on

A car explosion in front of a temple in Coimbatore claimed one life early on Oct 23rd morning. The police and Fire and Rescue Services recovered the charred body of a man from the blast location where two LPG cylinders were also found. Investigation underway.

published on : 23rd October 2022

AIADMK leader EPS, MLAs arrested for holding protest against Speaker without police permission

AIADMK leader Edappadi K Palaniswami was detained by police officials, along with his supporters, for holding a hunger strike in Chennai’s Valluvar Kottam on Wednesday. The leaders were then detained by the police since they did not seek permission for holding the protest.

published on : 19th October 2022

Over 100 arrested in 'largest-ever' NIA raids in 11 states over terror funding charges

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) launched a nationwide probe on September 22 and raided the premises linked to Popular Front Of India (PFI) in several states, government sources said. As many as 106 PFI leaders and functionaries have been arrested across 10 states, including Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

published on : 22nd September 2022

WATCH | Shopkeeper arrested for untouchability in Tenkasi; denies candy to school kids

A shopkeeper was arrested for practising untouchability by refusing to sell snacks to SC children at Panjankulam in Tenkasi district. A video that went viral on September 16, shows a group of schoolchildren being denied candies by the shopkeeper.

published on : 18th September 2022

AIADMK power tussle: OPS wins legal battle in Madras HC, major setback for EPS

In a major setback for AIADMK leader E Palaniswami, the Madras High Court ruled that his appointment as the party's general secretary is not valid. It also reinstated former Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam as the coordinator of the AIADMK. On the issue of party leadership, the court has now ordered a status quo as on June 23. Justice G Jayachandran made it clear that the general council meeting can only be convened jointly by the coordinator and joint coordinator of the party. Hence, the general council meeting that happened on July 11, in which Edappadi K Palaniswami was made the interim general secretary, stands invalid.

published on : 17th August 2022

Kallakurichi: Protests over death of class 12 girl turn violent, sec 144 imposed until July 31

The protests demanding justice for the death of a Class XII girl student of Sakthi Matriculation school at Kaniyamoor near Chinna Salem in Kallakurichi district, turned violent. The post-mortem report revealed the girl died of hemorrhage and shock due to multiple injuries. While the final opinion on chemical analysis is still pending, relatives deemed the report fake. Kallakurichi district collector, P N Sridhar has issued restraining orders under Sec 144 till July 31 in Kallakurichi Taluk and some parts of Chinnasalem Taluk following riot in Kaniyamoor. DGP C Sylendra Babu appealed to the people to maintain calm and warned against resorting to violence.

published on : 17th July 2022

AIADMK scraps dual leadership; EPS to take on the reigns, OPS ousted

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) annulled the dual leadership structure and formally appointed Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) as the party’s Interim General Secretary. O Panneerselvam was expelled from the party's primary membership for allegedly "anti-party" activities. Meanwhile, workers of the two rival factions clashed outside the party headquarters. AIADMK men threw stones at each other and damaged vehicles.

published on : 11th July 2022

Miffed Panneerselvam walks out of AIADMK general council meet

AIADMK Coordinator O #panneerselvam on June 23 walked out of the party's General Council meeting here after it stuck to the single leadership demand and favoured his rival and party Joint Coordinator #edappadipalanisamy (EPS).

published on : 23rd June 2022

WATCH: 6 workers trapped under a boulder after landslide in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli

Since midnight, the Fire and Rescue Services personnel and rock climbers have been engaged in rescuing the trapped workers. Two persons have been saved so far. Police said the giant boulder also crushed two vehicles along with machinery. According to the collector, the geological stone formation in the quarry is now unstable and continuous fall is occurring.

published on : 15th May 2022

Tamil Nadu Budget 2022-23: Fiscal deficit will reduce by Rs 7,000 crores, says PTR

Presenting the first full-fledged budget of the DMK government led by Chief Minister MK Stalin today, Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan brought cheers to the state's economy by announcing that the revenue deficit which has been going up in an alarming trend since 2014 will be reversed this year. The revenue deficit is expected to be reduced by Rs.7,000 crore - i.e, it will go down from 4.61 percent to 3.80 percent. He said concrete steps taken by the state government and efficient administration has made this possible.

published on : 18th March 2022

PTR INTERVIEW | 'Expect reforms meant to increase revenue generation in Tamil Nadu budget'

As preparations are underway for his second Budget, #PalanivelThiagarajan (PTR), Finance Minister of Tamil Nadu, is seeking to plug the 'revenue problem' to bring the State economy back on track. He claims to have changed the administrative model in the finance department and how it manages the State's processes during the last 10 months in power. "We are taking steps to improve the situation. We have already announced some steps, and some more will come in the Budget," he says.

published on : 15th March 2022

Education is the asset of this nation and right of every citizen: CM MK Stalin | ThinkEdu 2022

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin extends his warm wishes and support to #ThinkEdu2022 conclave.

published on : 9th March 2022

WATCH | Tamil Nadu youth, rejected twice by Indian Army, now joins Ukrainian troops

A 21-year-old from Tamil Nadu, who was rejected twice by the Indian Army, is now fighting in the Ukrainian Army against the invading Russian troops. Intelligence reports received by the Union government have revealed that the Tamil youth, Sainikhesh Ravichandran of Thudaliyur in Coimbatore is a student of Aerospace engineering at Kharkiv National University in Ukraine.

published on : 8th March 2022

TN civic polls: 57,770 candidates in fray for over 12,500 ward member posts across the state

The voting in the urban civic polls in Tamil Nadu began on Saturday at 7 AM across the state amid tight police security and arrangements including ramps to ensure hassle-free experience to the differently- abled. Voting began in urban regions spread across 38 districts at 7 AM with Tamil Nadu State Election Commission ensuring monitoring polling stations through web streaming and CCTV cameras and state police deploying nearly 1 lakh personnel for security. #TamilNadu #TamilNaduUrbanLocalPolls #UrbanPolls

published on : 19th February 2022

Tamil Nadu observes first full Sunday lockdown as fresh Covid 19 cases cross 10,000 mark

On January 9, 2022, Tamil Nadu observed the first of a series of full lockdowns to be observed every Sunday, in the wake of the surge in Covid-19 cases and the spread of the Omicron variant. Essential services that are permitted during the full lockdown include milk booths, ATMs, hospitals, hospital-related works, goods transportation, and petrol bunks. Facilities that won't be available are public transport, metro rail, and e-commerce services. #TamilNadulockdown #TNlockdown #Chennai #Chennailockdown #Coimbatore #Vellore #Tirunelveli #Tiruchy #SundayLockdown #SundayLockdownTamilNadu #Covid #Covidlockdown #Lockdown #Covid

published on : 16th January 2022

Chennai: Traffic cop turns teacher for street kid

Meet S Mahendran. He is a traffic police personnel from Chennai. For the last one year, he has been helping Deepika, a 7th standard student in her studies. Deepika lives on the footpath with her family.

published on : 13th January 2022
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