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Jaya govt orders probe, also scraps DMK’s pet projects

Reversing the DMK regime’s pet projects, the Jayalalithaa government in Tamil Nadu on Friday scrapped housing and insurance schemes named after M. Karunanidhi and announced a probe into alleged irregularities in the construction of new Assembly-cum-secretariat complex.

EC orders stop on DMK's CTV poll plan

Chennai: With the model code of conduct coming into force for the April 13 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, the Election Commission today ordered stoppage of distribution of free colour TV sets, the rulin

Major TN parties forming ties

Chennai: Battle lines are being drawn for the Assembly polls due in April-May in Tamil Nadu with major political parties firming up or in the process of striking alliances.

While the ruling DMK had

PM not to open eco park in Chennai

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not inaugurate Tamil Nadu government's ambitious Adyar Eco Park as scheduled during his visit here on Monday, as the union environment ministry has not given its clearance for the project.

"Since the union environment ministry has not given its clearance to the proposal sent by the Tamil Nadu coastal zone management authority, the Prime Minister will not inaugurate it as scheduled on January 3," the state government said in an official release here on Wednesday.

Jaya blames DMK for medical entrance exam

Chennai: AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa on Thursday blamed DMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi for not opposing the common medical entrance exam and for the Rs.3 hike in p

Karuna at event during rain havoc, Jaya furious

Chennai: AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa today slammed arch rival, DMK president and Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for attending a film function when the state was reeling under the monsoon fury, and liken

Over 200 dead in TN as rains abate

Chennai: Tamil Nadu counted its losses on Tuesday and life limped back to normal as heavy rains abated after claiming over 200 lives and damaging thousands of homes and roads, as also crops, in the st

French paedophile held in Chennai

A French national, convicted in his country for raping girls in an orphanage, has been arrested here, police said today.

A CB-CID team arrested Eric Martin (53), who was hiding in the city by changi

Chennai kidnapping: MBA cousins arrested, schoolboy freed


Chennai, November 03: If it was a cab driver and his tractor-driver friend who had abducted, raped and killed a little schoolgirl along with her younger brother in Coimbatore last week, the police in

Chennai kidnapping: MBA grad from UK, engineering student held

Chennai: Two men, one a management graduate from Britain and the other an engineering student, were Wednesday arrested for kidnapping a schoolboy two days back. The Rs.1 crore ransom money his parents

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