• Tue, Nov 21, 2017
  • Sri Lankan Navy chase away 1,700 TN fishermen, 'snap' fishing nets

    Updated: Nov, 21, 201704:53 PM

    More than 1,700 Tamil Nadu fishermen today were allegedly chased away by the Sri Lankan Navy which also snapped fishing nets of 75 boats off Katchatheevu islet.
    Sri Lankan Navy chase away 1,700 TN fishermen, 'snap' fishing nets
    The fishermen belonging to this island town were fishing near Katchatheevu this morning when Lankan naval personnel came in four boats and threatened them, Tamil Nadu Mechanised Boats Fishermen Association President P Sesuraja told reporters here.They also snapped the nets of 75 boats, he added.Following the threat, all the fishermen returned to the shore, Sesuraja said.The mid-sea incident came after a spate of detentions of the fishermen this month on charges of poaching fish in Sri Lankan waters.A total of 53 fishermen have been arrested by the Lankan Navy this month.In the last detention, eight fishermen, four from here and from Mandapam, were arrested on November 19 for allegedly fishing off Katchatheevu, an islet ceded by India to Sri Lanka in 1974.In the last three months, a total of 117 fishermen from the state have been arrested...
  • Maitreyan's post hints at differences in unified AIADMK Maitreyan's post hints at differences in unified AIADMK
    Updated: Nov, 21, 201703:14 PM

    Unified AIADMK MP V Maitreyan today hinted at discontent among leaders of the erstwhile factions led by Edappadi K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam which merged over three months ago.

  • Nothing illegal or unconstitutional in Governor meeting district officials: Raj Bhavan Nothing illegal or unconstitutional in Governor meeting district officials: Raj Bhavan
    Updated: Nov, 21, 201712:25 PM

    Terming the criticism from opposition parties as absolutely wrong, false and based on figment of imagination that he was acting at the behest of the Centre, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has...

  • Southern Railways installs camera, data recorder in express engines Southern Railways installs camera, data recorder in express engines
    Updated: Nov, 21, 201707:00 AM

    Southern Railway (SR) has started installing cameras in the engines of express trains, in order to improve safety. Locomotives have been brought under surveillance to monitor the train crew’s response...

  • Trisha excited about her new role Trisha excited about her new role
    Updated: Nov, 21, 201707:00 AM

    The actress, who was recently conferred the UNICEF celebrity advocate status, speaks about her new responsibility and her upcoming films

  • Sriperumbudur-Walajapet NH work soon Sriperumbudur-Walajapet NH work soon
    Updated: Nov, 21, 201706:45 AM

    In a move aimed at reducing the travel time from Chennai to Bengaluru, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is planning to start work on laying a six-lane on the Sriperumbdur-Walajahpet...

  • Stalin condemns egg short supply in noon meal scheme Stalin condemns egg short supply in noon meal scheme
    Updated: Nov, 21, 201706:00 AM

    Leader of opposition MK Stalin on Monday condemned the ruling AIADMK for reportedly stopping supply of eggs to school students under nutritious meal scheme.

  • Banners continue to fly high Banners continue to fly high
    Updated: Nov, 21, 201706:00 AM

    Despite the ban on using pictures of living persons by the Madras High Court, violations continue.

  • PMK condemns state government for delay in issuing draft of new syllabus PMK condemns state government for delay in issuing draft of new syllabus
    Updated: Nov, 21, 201705:53 AM

    The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) on Monday condemned the state government for delay in issuing the new syllabus.

  • TNCC chief welcomes Congress Working Committee move TNCC chief welcomes Congress Working Committee move
    Updated: Nov, 21, 201705:46 AM

    Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president Su Thirunavukkarasar welcomed the resolution of Congress Working Committee, proposing Rahul Gandhi for all India party president.