PM doesn't interfere in other party affairs: Ponnar

Chennai: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the city on 24 February, Union Minister of State for Finance and Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan said the PM does not have the necessity to interfere in the internal affairs of another party. He made the statement after meeting Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami at his residence on Greenways Road today. Talking about the meeting, he said they discussed the harbour scheme.

Fire at Railway office near Central Station

Chennai: Fire tenders from three stations struggled for almost an hour and put out fire that broke out at Southern Railway office near Chennai Central Railway Station, this morning. Railway officials said the fire broke out at 8.45 am today on the the fourth floor of the DRM complex. It quickly engulfed the office which houses the accounts division. The Railway Protection Force staff quickly escorted the people inside the

Kamal leaves for Madurai to launch party

Chennai: Madurai, the favourite for many to begin their political journey, will see actor Kamal Haasan kickstarting his new innings tomorrow. Banners and festoons have decorated the temple city and ardent fans of the actor have started to arrive to be part of the mega event. At a meeting in Othakadai tomorrow, Kamal will not only announce the name of his party but also introduce his party flag and spell

Minister Pandiarajan talks about documenting dying languages

Chennai: “Extinction of regional language is a natural process, especially when it comes to tribal languages. But, as the language goes extinct, so does its culture. So, documenting it is very important,” says Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture, K Pandiarajan. A recent UNESCO report said 42 of Indian languages are endangered and will be extinct soon. Two among them – Toda and Kota – are from Tamilnadu.

All party meet on Cauvery issue on 22 February

Chennai: Tamilnadu’s ruling AIADMK yesterday called for an all-party meet on 22 February here to discuss the Supreme Court verdict on the Cauvery issue, scuttling the opposition DMK’s plan for a similar discussion. The announcement comes a day after the DMK said it had decided to convene an all-party meet on the issue, accusing the AIADMK of not heeding to its demand for such an exercise. “The Tamilnadu government will

When will you repay loan, SC asks Latha

Chennai: The Supreme Court today asked Latha Rajinikanth when she would repay the loan of Rs 10 crore that she took from a private firm for producing Rajini starrer Kochadaiyaan, a few years ago. A case was filed at the apex court alleging that Latha has paid only Rs 1.5 cr and the remaining R 8.5 cr inspite of repeated requests has not been cleared. When the case came up