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DMK has asked Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami to scrap the project.(AP Photo/File)

Upset at SC ruling on Chennai-Salem expressway, TN farmers call meeting

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 12:53 PM IST
The national highway project is meant to cut travel time by three hours between Chennai and Salem.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD said that light to moderate rainfall is likely to occur over few places in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the next 24 hours.(ANI/ File photo)
The India Meteorological Department (IMD said that light to moderate rainfall is likely to occur over few places in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the next 24 hours.(ANI/ File photo)

IMD predicts light to moderate rainfall in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

Chennai | By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 11:54 AM IST
“Light to moderate rain is likely to occur at a few places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal area on December 9,” IMD said.
The top court agreed with the Madras HC that until acquisition process stood completed, it was wrong on the part of the executing agency to alter the mutation entry possessed by landowners.(File Photo)
The top court agreed with the Madras HC that until acquisition process stood completed, it was wrong on the part of the executing agency to alter the mutation entry possessed by landowners.(File Photo)

Top court gives nod for Chennai-Salem highway

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 08:00 AM IST
A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by justice AM Khanwilkar, said, “The availability of a highway in any part of the state paves way for sustainable development and overall enhancement of human well-being.”
Image for representation.
Image for representation.

Tamil Nadu human rights body seeks report after 3 women die in fatal accidents

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 07:56 PM IST
In the first case, S Saranya, a 24-year-old government employee reportedly drowned after falling into an open septic tank at a construction site.
After making gains in the Hyderabad municipal elections, the BJP is hopeful of a better performance in Tamil Nadu. (Photo @BJP4TamilNadu)
After making gains in the Hyderabad municipal elections, the BJP is hopeful of a better performance in Tamil Nadu. (Photo @BJP4TamilNadu)

BJP’s Vetrivel Yatra ends, party preps for 2021 Tamil Nadu polls

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 04:18 PM IST
The yatra, which began on November 6, garnered attention primarily because BJP’s ally All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) denied permission citing Covid-19 guidelines
Vijay’s selfie taken at Neyveli was adjudged the tweet with most retweets.
Vijay’s selfie taken at Neyveli was adjudged the tweet with most retweets.

Twitter trend 2020: Vijay’s Neyveli selfie becomes most retweeted tweet

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Haricharan Pudipeddi
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 03:59 PM IST
Tamil actor Vijay’s selfie, taken in the town of Neyveli in Tamil Nadu, has become the most retweeted tweet of the year in India.
Farmers stage a protest in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.(File photo)
Farmers stage a protest in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.(File photo)

Bharat Bandh: Heavy police deployment in Tamil Nadu as Opposition supports protest

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 09:10 AM IST
The ruling AIADMK, an ally of the BJP, has supported the farm bills and does not want normal life disrupted due to the strike call given by the farmers
File photo: DMK President MK Stalin.(PTI)
File photo: DMK President MK Stalin.(PTI)

DMK’s focus on AIADMK stronghold in Tamil Nadu’s western belt

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 05:04 PM IST
Stalin’s choice of Salem is part of the DMK’s larger strategy to breach the western belt which is the citadel of the AIADMK.
Rajinikanth addressing the media outside his Poes Garden residence in Chennai.(PTI File Photo)
Rajinikanth addressing the media outside his Poes Garden residence in Chennai.(PTI File Photo)

‘Let Rajinikanth reveal his political policy’: DMK chief reserves comment on actor’s political plunge

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 04:42 PM IST
Ending months of speculation, Tamil superstar Rajnikanth last week announced that he will make his political debut in January 2020, the formal announcement of which will be made on December 31.
Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami.(File photo)
Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami.(File photo)

Former high court judge to head panel to study caste-wise data in Tamil Nadu

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 04:04 PM IST
Only last week, CM E Palaniswami had announced that a panel will study the data and submit a report following his meting with PMK leader A Ramadoss whose party is demanding quota for the Vanniyar community in government jobs and education
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.(File photo)
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.(File photo)

Madhya Pradesh CM takes part in TN BJP’s yatra, says party will repeat Bihar performance in state

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 03:51 PM IST
BJP launched the yatra on November 6 after the party went up against YouTube channel Karuppar Kootam which allegedly ridiculed Kandha Sashti Kavasam, a devotional hymn dedicated to Lord Muruga
Kangana Ranaut has been shooting for former actor and politician J Jayalalithaa’s biopic, Thalaivi for a while now.
Kangana Ranaut has been shooting for former actor and politician J Jayalalithaa’s biopic, Thalaivi for a while now.

Thalaivi: Unseen pics from Jayalalithaa biopic starring Kangana Ranaut go viral, see here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 10:12 AM IST
Pictures of Kangana Ranaut from the shoot of her latest film, Thalaivi, have gone viral. It appears they are from the on-shoot tribute ceremony on the occasion of J Jayalalithaa’s 4th death anniversary on Saturday.
Nivar, which ravaged at least 18 coastal districts, had caused widespread damage to crops and property, when it crossed the coast between Puducherry and Tamil Nadu on November 26.(ANI)
Nivar, which ravaged at least 18 coastal districts, had caused widespread damage to crops and property, when it crossed the coast between Puducherry and Tamil Nadu on November 26.(ANI)

Tamil Nadu govt seeks Rs 3,758 crore as ‘Nivar’ relief from Centre

Chennai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 10:21 PM IST
The state officials, following an instruction from the Chief Minister K Palaniswami, briefed the Central team about the losses and sought immediate disbursal of Rs 3,108 crore to take up the restoration work without delay.
Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan said women office-bearers and those belonging to families of party functionaries can join the initiative to take forward various activities.(PTI file photo)
Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan said women office-bearers and those belonging to families of party functionaries can join the initiative to take forward various activities.(PTI file photo)

Kamal Haasan sets up ‘Maiam women’s task force’

Chennai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 07:35 PM IST
The task force will primarily focus on general welfare across the state and involving women interested in alternative politics in the party’s activities among others.
Makkal Needhi Maiam president Kamal Haasan addresses a press conference after announcing the party's Puducherry unit, in Chennai, in January 2019.(PTI FILE)
Makkal Needhi Maiam president Kamal Haasan addresses a press conference after announcing the party's Puducherry unit, in Chennai, in January 2019.(PTI FILE)

Kamal Haasan criticises government inquiry on Anna University VC

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 03:04 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government last month asked retired high court judge P Kalaiyarasan to look into charges of financial irregularities and malpractices against Anna University vice-chancellor.
DMK President MK Stalin during a demonstration launched by the party against the agricultural reform bills, in Keezhambi village of Kanchipuram district,(PTI)
DMK President MK Stalin during a demonstration launched by the party against the agricultural reform bills, in Keezhambi village of Kanchipuram district,(PTI)

Stalin stages protest against farm laws in Tamil Nadu

Chennai | By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 02:35 PM IST
Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, DMK president MK Stalin said, “Farmers have waged war against Modi. PM Modi says he is the son of a poor family and campaigned that no farmers will die. But in reality, thousands of farmers died. If PM is really a son of the poor, he should convene a Parliament session and solve it amicably. DMK will continue to support farmers protest in Delhi.”
Kangana Ranaut plays J Jayalalithaa in Vijay’s Thalaivi.
Kangana Ranaut plays J Jayalalithaa in Vijay’s Thalaivi.

Kangana Ranaut pays tribute to late Jayalalithaa, shares pics from Thalaivi sets

PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 11:32 AM IST
Kangana Ranaut, who essays the role of the former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, has posted pictures from her upcoming film to pay her a tribute on her death anniversary.
The India Meteorological Department said the deep depression over the Gulf of Mannar close to Ramanathapuram district’s coast remained practically stationary for 18 hours and then weakened into a depression.(File photo for representation)
The India Meteorological Department said the deep depression over the Gulf of Mannar close to Ramanathapuram district’s coast remained practically stationary for 18 hours and then weakened into a depression.(File photo for representation)

7 die as heavy rain hits Tamil Nadu

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 04:42 AM IST
Heavy rains continued to batter Tamil Nadu on Friday leading to death of seven people and waterlogging in many parts even as the deep depression over Gulf of Mannar near Ramanathapuram weakened into a depression, officials familiar with the matter said.
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth had said that he had no desire to be the chief minister.(PTI)
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth had said that he had no desire to be the chief minister.(PTI)

Rajinikanth’s aides urge him to project himself as CM candidate

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 01:16 AM IST
Rajinikanth intends to launch a political party by January 2021 and contest the assembly election.
Kamal Haasan.(File photo)
Kamal Haasan.(File photo)

Kamal Haasan questions price of RT-PCR tests in Tamil Nadu

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 10:00 AM IST
The actor-turned-politician pointed out that several other states have reduced the price of the test while Tamil Nadu continues with the tariff of Rs 3,000 fixed in June
A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) arrives at a seashore of Valiyathura as part of the preparedness ahead of Cyclone Burevi in Thiruvananthapuram.(PTI Photo)
A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) arrives at a seashore of Valiyathura as part of the preparedness ahead of Cyclone Burevi in Thiruvananthapuram.(PTI Photo)

Cyclone Burevi Updates: Thiruvananthapuram airport shut for 8 hours

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 10:01 AM IST
Authorities in Thiruvananthapuram airport also shared a revised flight schedule and said air travellers should get in touch with the airlines they are flying with for the latest updates.
After years of flirting with politics and dropping hints about his own political ambitions, Rajinikanth, Tamil cinema’s biggest living icon – he remains that, although he has competition from some of the younger actors -- has finally announced that he will launch his own political party in January.(PTI)
After years of flirting with politics and dropping hints about his own political ambitions, Rajinikanth, Tamil cinema’s biggest living icon – he remains that, although he has competition from some of the younger actors -- has finally announced that he will launch his own political party in January.(PTI)

The Rajinikanth factor in Tamil Nadu polls

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 07:33 PM IST
There is little doubt that irrespective of whether he succeeds or not, Rajinikanth’s entry will shape the nature of politics in an important state that sends 39 MPs to the Lok Sabha.
Thiruvananthapuram: A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) arrives at a seashore of Valiyathura as part of the preparedness ahead of Cyclone Burevi.(PTI)
Thiruvananthapuram: A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) arrives at a seashore of Valiyathura as part of the preparedness ahead of Cyclone Burevi.(PTI)

Cyclone Burevi weakens into deep depression, to cross TN’s Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi tonight

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 09:46 PM IST
This is the second cyclone that Tamil Nadu is facing after cyclone Nivar, which occurred last week, uprooted a thousand of trees and killed three people in the state.
Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth after meeting with the senior RMM functionaries , in Chennai on November 30.(File photo)
Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth after meeting with the senior RMM functionaries , in Chennai on November 30.(File photo)

Rajinikanth announces political party launch in January 2021, vows to wins assembly polls

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 05:42 PM IST
The actor tweeted that announcements regarding his party will be made on December 31. On the same day, three years ago, he had made the announcement of his entry into politics
TNUSRB SI result 2020.(Screengrab)
TNUSRB SI result 2020.(Screengrab)

TNUSRB SI result 2020 declared at tnusrbonline.org, here’s direct link to check

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 01:14 PM IST
TNUSRB SI result 2020: Candidates who have appeared in the TNSURB SI recruitment exam 2020 can check their result online at tnusrbonline.org.
New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses the inaugural session of All India DGP/IGP Conference-2020 via video conferencing in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses the inaugural session of All India DGP/IGP Conference-2020 via video conferencing in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

Amit Shah speaks to Tamil Nadu and Kerala CMs over Cyclone Burevi, promises all possible help

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 10:56 AM IST
In view of the impending cyclone, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued red alert for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts of Kerala for December 3.
Tamil Nadu Disaster Response Force personnel prepare themselves ahead of Cyclone Burevi, in Kanyakumari on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Tamil Nadu Disaster Response Force personnel prepare themselves ahead of Cyclone Burevi, in Kanyakumari on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Cyclone Burevi just 40 km away from Mannar, IMD issues red alert for 4 districts of Kerala

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 11:05 AM IST
In total, 26 relief teams have been deployed in Tamil Nadu and Kerala and one team is in reserve in Puducherry, the NDRF said. Nearly 700 people from 175 families have been shifted to relief camps.
A fisherman sits on the top of a boat after pulling it back to land as the cyclone Burevi is expected to near the coast of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka December 2, 2020.(Reuters photo)
A fisherman sits on the top of a boat after pulling it back to land as the cyclone Burevi is expected to near the coast of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka December 2, 2020.(Reuters photo)

Tamil Nadu braces for heavy rains as cyclone Burevi closes in

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 04:58 AM IST
Several districts in south Tamil Nadu will receive heavy to very heavy rainfall and extremely heavy rain (over 20 cm) with cyclonic storm Burevi brewing over the southwest Bay of Bengal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.
Police personnel and coast guard wardens create awareness among fishermen residing near Vizhinjam seashore in view of Cyclone Burevi, in Thiruvananthapuram.(PTI)
Police personnel and coast guard wardens create awareness among fishermen residing near Vizhinjam seashore in view of Cyclone Burevi, in Thiruvananthapuram.(PTI)

High alert in Kerala as cyclone Burevi set to lash southern coast

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 10:21 PM IST
Burevi is likely to make a landfall in the southern coast of Tamil Nadu between Mannar and Kanyakumari on Thursday and move towards the southern tip of Kerala by Friday
VK Sasikala is serving a four-year jail term in a disproportionate assets case.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
VK Sasikala is serving a four-year jail term in a disproportionate assets case.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Sasikala applies for early remission and release from Bengaluru prison

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 08:44 PM IST
While remission is considered for good behaviour, it is at the discretion of officials.
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