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DMK MLA Aruna says she did not attempt suicide, fainted due to ill health

A day after she was hospitalised in an unconscious state, DMK legislator Poongothai Aladi Aruna dismissed reports that she attempted to take her own life. The Alangulam MLA from Tenkasi district said in a Facebook post that she fainted due to low haemoglobin and low sugar. She further added that CT scans were taken of her brain and stomach and that she was given the necessary → Read More

‘She was due next week’: Kin of pregnant woman who was killed by speeding car in TN

Twenty-year-old Sathyapriya died after she was fatally knocked down in Ramanathapuram district by an SUV belonging to a relative of former Collector Veera Raghava Rao. → Read More

20-year-old pregnant woman killed by speeding car in TN's Ramanathapuram

A search run on the license board of the Innova car that hit the woman reveals that the vehicle belongs to JS Chandra Mouli, a relative of former Ramanathapuram Collector Veera Raghava Rao. → Read More

Sasikala to be out soon? Lawyer starts process to submit fine in DA case

The legal team of VK Sasikala, the jailed aide of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has begun the process to pay the fine amount that she owed the court in the disproportionate assets case that she was convicted in. Her counsel has submitted details regarding the Rs.10 crore that is to be paid as fine in an open court and are waiting for the official documents accepting the → Read More

Women outnumber men in Tamil Nadu electoral rolls again

The Election Commission of India on Monday issued the draft electoral rolls for Tamil Nadu ahead of the Assembly elections next year, wherein more women voters than men are registered. As per the draft electoral rolls, out of about 6.10 crore voters in Tamil Nadu, 3.01 crore are males, 3.09 females and 6,385 transgender persons. Special camps will be held at voting centres to → Read More

Chennai’s Chembarambakkam lake at 80% of its capacity, officials say no cause for alarm

Fear and anxiety gripped residents of Chennai on Monday as the Chembarambakkam lake touched a storage level of over 2,700 mc ft, for the first time since 2015. The Chennai Corporation and Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board have, however, stated that there is no cause for alarm and that the water will be released slowly if the downpour continues. The → Read More

Video: Horrific gang attack caught on camera in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai, one dead

A group of men in Madurai attacked two daily wage workers on Sunday, beheading one and leaving the other with stab wounds. → Read More

Man beheaded in full public view in Tamil Nadu's Madurai, video surfaces

A horrific scene of violence unfolded in Madurai’s Keezh Veli Street on Sunday evening when two men were hacked by a gang of unidentified assailants. While one of the victims was found with stab wounds and admitted to a government hospital, the other man was found beheaded on the busy roads, despite the presence of eyewitnesses. The two victims were daily wage workers and, → Read More

MK Alagiri to float his own party ahead of 2021 polls? Talks on with BJP

More than six years after he was expelled from the DMK, former Union Minister and elder son of former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, MK Alagiri may float his own political outfit in Tamil Nadu. Media reports state that Alagiri’s party may be named Kalaignar DMK or KDMK. Multiple sources confirmed to TNM that Alagiri has been in talks with the BJP about the possibility of being → Read More

Video: 80-yr-old man shoots and injures two persons over land dispute in TN

An elderly man dressed in a white shirt and veshti can be seen pacing across a road in Dindigul district's Palani town. The man shows no anger or distress in the CCTV visuals retrieved from the area on Monday afternoon. But seconds after, he is seen marching forward purposefully, his hand outstretched and with a gun pointed ahead. He aims the gun at three men standing on the → Read More

Dalit couple murdered allegedly for questioning Nadar man who harassed their daughter

Suriya, a youth from Kodumudi, allegedly hacked the couple to death after they chastised him for making sexual remarks and harassing their 32-year-old daughter. → Read More

Chennai triple murder: Family killed over a divorce settlement gone sour, say cops

The Chennai police have arrested three persons in connection with the triple murder in the city's Sowcarpet area on Wednesday. A family of three — Thalil Chand (70), Pushpa Bai (70) and the couple’s son Sheetal Chand (42) — were found dead with bullet injuries at their house on Wednesday night. The accused persons, including Shrishith’s brother-in-law, were arrested from → Read More

Ahead of Tamil Nadu polls, DMK hopes Udayanidhi's star power will bolster party's campaign

Udhayanidhi has already begun a tour across the state, covering 100 municipalities and several district headquarters ahead of the 2021 assembly polls. → Read More

Cannot impound filmmaker Leena’s passport: Chennai court closes Susi Ganesan’s petition

The court took an affidavit from Leena†s counsel assuring that she will be present for hearings and the judgment of the defamation case filed against her by Susi Ganesan, who has been accused of sexually harassing her. → Read More

Will Congress' abysmal performance in Bihar impact seat-sharing in TN polls?

Despite RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav s electrifying campaign and an impressive performance by the Left, the alliance faced failure, as the Congress could win only 19 of the 70 seats it contested in. → Read More

Cuddalore custodial death case: ‘No need for re-postmortem,’ TN govt argues in court

Prema, a resident of Cuddalore district, had filed a petition in the Madras High Court on November 10, alleging that her husband Selvamurugan died due to custodial violence. → Read More

Filmmaker Leena says Susi Ganesan’s plea to impound her passport is harassment

The Saidapet Metropolitan Magistrate Court is set to hear a petition filed by Kollywood director Susi Ganesan on November 7, requesting that the travel documents of filmmaker Leela Manimegalai be impounded. This petition has been filed even as the court is already hearing a defamation case that he slapped on Leena for naming him as a sexual harasser in the ‘Me Too’ movement. → Read More

No permission for BJP to hold Vel Yatra, Tamil Nadu govt tells Madras HC

The Madras High Court on Thursday dismissed two petitions--one asking for permission and another seeking ban of the ‘Vel Yatra’ planned by the Tamil Nadu state unit of the BJP. The court told the petitioners that they could appeal against this decision and that the state government could issue orders on both petitions. The Tamil Nadu government rejected permission for the → Read More

Ahead of 2021 polls, AIADMK and DMK eye vote bank at Thevar Jayanthi

In what has become a yearly tradition for Tamil Nadu's biggest political parties, Friday saw both the DMK and AIADMK chiefs queuing up before the statue of Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar at the Goripalayam junction in Madurai. For Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami and DMK President MK Stalin, attendance in the Thevar Jayanthi celebration this year was crucial ahead of the → Read More

Thol Thirumavalavan interview: 'Manusmriti is practiced in all walks of life'

In an interview to TNM, Thirumavalavan explains why the Manusmriti is still relevant in today s society, his stance on Khushboo s pre-marital sex remarks and more. → Read More