• Sat, Feb 24, 2018
  • Celebrity or leader, who’ll Modi meet this time in TN?

    Updated: Feb, 24, 201807:00 AM

    With Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected to spend the night at Raj Bhavan on Saturday, his first since becoming PM, all eyes are on his engagements for the evening which still remains unscheduled.
    Celebrity or leader, who’ll Modi meet this time in TN?
    Known to be a man who spins last minute surprises like he did when he visited TN last and met M Karunanidhi, speculation is rife on who he would meet. AIADMK functionaries belonging to deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam’s faction said their leader had sought an appointment with the Prime Minister at Raj Bhavan, but the PM is yet to respond to the request. Sources said that OPS camp awaits an intervention from the PM to bring an end to the simmering conflict in the party despite the merger of the factions. However, party leaders said they are not aware of any personal appointment sought by the CM. However, he did not rule out the possibility of the Chief Minister making a courtesy call at Raj Bhavan or meeting the Prime Minister on issues concerning the state. Even as there is speculation of a possible Modi-Rajini meet, sources close to...
  • Doctors demand police presence at key spots in government hospitals Doctors demand police presence at key spots in government hospitals
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201806:30 AM

    Coming under attack from patients’ attenders even after a stringent act to protect doctors and other medical staff was brought in, doctors at government hospitals are seeking round-the-clock police...

  • Plan panel moots 30 percent grant for women in budget Plan panel moots 30 percent grant for women in budget
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201803:30 AM

    Underscoring the need for gender budgeting, the State Planning Commission in its report had suggested an allocation of 30 per cent in the budgetary amount for women under different departments to...

  • Protest over arrest of farmers in New Delhi Protest over arrest of farmers in New Delhi
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201803:00 AM

    Condemning the arrest of farmers in Delhi after police threatened them with firing, farmers led by P Ayyakannu staged a walk out from the Farmers’ Grievance Meet in Tiruchy on Friday and staged a...

  • Traffic paralysed on border as protesters attack vehicles from TN Traffic paralysed on border as protesters attack vehicles from TN
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201802:45 AM

    Kerala farmers stage road blockade seeking release of remaining 1.25 tmc from Aliyar dam

  • Minister raps Kamal for inviting Kejriwal for party launch Minister raps Kamal for inviting Kejriwal for party launch
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201802:30 AM

    Union Minister of State Pon Radhakrishnan on Friday lashed out at actor Kamal Haasan for launching his party in the presence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and said the actor had...

  • Boy chided by parents tries to end life Boy chided by parents tries to end life
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201802:30 AM

    A Class 9 boy on Friday attempted suicide in his classroom at a school here by consuming pesticide after his parents reportedly scolded him for disobedience and scoring poor marks in school exams.

  • Electronic gadgets, pamphlets, SIM cards seized from Maoists’ house in Pudukai Electronic gadgets, pamphlets, SIM cards seized from Maoists’ house in Pudukai
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201802:18 AM

    The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) along with the Q-Branch police on Friday seized laptops, pendrives and documents, including pamphlets, from a house where a detained Maoist couple was reportedly...

  • ‘SP’ caught after bid to collect money from cops in Coimbatore ‘SP’ caught after bid to collect money from cops in Coimbatore
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201802:14 AM

    The Coimbatore City Police on Friday arrested a fake policeman, who attempted to extract money from police officers in Coimbatore.

  • Fresh trouble for Bharathiar University over Prof’s bribe demand clip Fresh trouble for Bharathiar University over Prof’s bribe demand clip
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201802:10 AM

    Even as an enquiry is under way into the misdoings of suspended Bharathiar University V-C A Ganapathy, an audio clip of a professor from the university demanding bribe from a scholar is doing the...