• Fri, Jan 19, 2018
  • Dravidar Kazhagam to intensify fight for other caste priests’ appointment

    Updated: Jan, 19, 201805:00 AM

    Those who openly issue threat to progressive writers like Vairamuthu should be condemned and such fundamentalists have no place in Tamil Nadu. The hate speeches are highly uncultured,” said Dravidar...
    Dravidar Kazhagam to intensify fight for other caste priests’ appointment
    Participating in a programme organised by the lawyers attached to the DK in Palayamkottai, Veeramani also addressed the reporters. “The main agenda of DK in 2018 is to realise one of the important goals of Periyar —making persons of all castes as priests in the temples across the state,” he said.“When the law permitting people of all the castes to become priests was passed by the DMK government, priests of Madurai Meenakshi Sudareswarar Temple filed a case against it. But, in 2016 the Supreme Court had declared the law valid. However, the state government is still reluctant to implement the Act,” he said and added that they had also written a letter to the state to implement the same.Citing the example of Kerala, which had made people of all castes as priests in important temples, Veeramani urged the state, which is the land of Periyar to...
  • Police alert to traders hiring other state drivers Police alert to traders hiring other state drivers
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201804:45 AM

    Vellore district police have alerted their counterparts in Chennai and other districts of the state to advise local businessmen to be cautious while employing drivers from north India, especially...

  • Indian doc marries US girl in Hindu style Indian doc marries US girl in Hindu style
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201803:53 AM

    Though inter-caste marriages are common now-a-days, an inter religious one poses bigger challenges, which have a deeper impact on the couple. But not for 29-year-old doctor of Indian origin settled in...

  • After judge’s poser, AAG rushes with jallikattu GOs After judge’s poser, AAG rushes with jallikattu GOs
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201803:00 AM

    On the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court questioning the legality of the jallikattu events held in the state early on Thursday, the Additional Advocate General (AAG) submitted the recent Government...

  • Plaque with O Panneerselvam’s name damaged Plaque with O Panneerselvam’s name damaged
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201802:50 AM

    The stone tablet that was fixed beneath the 100-foot tall flag pole at Thoppur, to mark the merger of AIADMK factions, led by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, and Deputy Chief Minister O...

  • Stone tablet for PM-opened road fixed in Rameswaram Stone tablet for PM-opened road fixed in Rameswaram
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201802:50 AM

    Close to six months after the inauguration of the 9.5-km road to Dhanushkodi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a stone tablet with the name of the PM was installed in Mukundarayar Chathiram in...

  • Karaikal ICG staff to get housing complex next year Karaikal ICG staff to get housing complex next year
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201802:07 AM

    In order to provide residential facilities to the Indian Coast Guard’s (ICG) Karaikal station officers and other staff, the ICG Director General Rajendra Singh who visited the station on Thursday laid...

  • 10,000 cusecs from Mettur to feed Delta crops 10,000 cusecs from Mettur to feed Delta crops
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201802:07 AM

    The state water resource department (WRD) on Thursday increased the quantum of discharge from the Stanley Reservoir at Mettur to 10,000 cusecs for delta irrigation.

  • Cotton, cloth found in boy’s stomach,  doctors booked Cotton, cloth found in boy’s stomach, doctors booked
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201801:38 AM

    In a startling case of medical negligence, doctors of a private hospital left a stuffing of cotton and a piece of cloth in the stomach of a four-year-old boy, when he underwent a surgery for kidney...

  • Kodanad case: Accused seeks charge sheet copies in Malayalam Kodanad case: Accused seeks charge sheet copies in Malayalam
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201801:20 AM

    A district court here on Thursday asked the counsel for the accused in the murder of security guard in the Kodanadu estate, frequented by former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, to file a petition...