March 2017

TNAU student bags national award

Coimbatore: P Sivaraj, a Ph.D student of Tamilnadu Agricultural University (TNAU) has received Student of the year award 2016. The national award, carrying a citation, was in recognition to his outstanding contribution for undertaking students welfare activities and empowering the youth in Agriculture in the State of Tamilnadu, a TNAU press release said. Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution C R Chaudhary presented the award to

President to visit Kerala, Tamilnadu

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will be on a two-day visit to Kerala and Tamilnadu from 2 March, during which he will inaugurate the centenary celebrations of Women’s Indian Association at Theosophical Society in Chennai. The President will inaugurate a seminar on ‘Importance of Sustainable Culture Building’, on 2 March, being organised as part of the third edition of the ‘Muziris Biennale’ in Kochi. “On the same day, he will

AIADMK camp petitions Prez for probe into Jaya's death

New Delhi: A delegation of AIADMK MPs owing allegiance to rebel leader O Panneerselvam yesterday called on President Pranab Mukherjee and sought a probe into the circumstances surrounding the death of late Tamilnadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. The 12-MPs delegation, led by Rajya Sabha member V Maithreyan, submitted a memorandum in this regard to the President at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan here. In their memorandum, they sought steps for instituting a probe

Tamils hold protest in Lanka as UNHRC begins session

Colombo: Hundreds of Tamil people, mostly relatives of those who disappeared during Sri Lanka’s civil war, yesterday held protest outside the missions of India, the US, UK and EU here as the UN Human Rights Council session began in Geneva. The protesters held placards which said ‘India please help in de-militarisation (in the north)’ and ‘India stop betraying Tamils’. They later also held protest opposite the Secretariat of President Maithripala Sirisena, demanding

If Sasi isn’t shifted to TN prison, prison will be shifted to TN

By : Balakumar K, E-Mail : Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 She has a serious allergic condition to jails in Karnataka: Doctor Chennai, Feb 22: Some moves are already afoot to shift AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala from the Karnataka prison because — pay close attention here — the prison is in Karnataka and not in Tamil Nadu. But if the judiciary turns out to be unreasonable and orders