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Rajinikanth cancels visit to Sri Lanka
Rajinikanth cancels visit to Sri Lanka

Rajinikanth on Saturday cancelled his visit to Sri Lanka+ , where he was scheduled to give away homes for displaced Tamils, after some pro- Tamil outfits urged him to withdraw+ from the programme. The "Enthiran" actor said he took the decision after founders of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), Vaiko and Thol…

PTI - Mar 25 17:07 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Tamil Nadu, Arts&Culture, WarCrimes ]

Rajinikanth\'s Sri Lanka visit next month triggers opposition from Tamil outfits
Rajinikanth's Sri Lanka visit next month triggers opposition from Tamil outfits

Superstar Rajinikanth's visit to Sri Lanka next month to inaugurate a housing scheme has met with opposition from pro-Tamil outfits here, who cautioned him from getting "involved" in the emotive ethnic issue. Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) urged the top actor not go ahead with his two-day visit starting April 9 during…

PTI - Mar 24 23:02 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Tamil Nadu, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

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  • A baffling week in Tamil Nadu

    A baffling week in Tamil Nadu

    I spent the last fortnight in Coimbatore at a family event. Many of the issues the Tamil makkal (citizens) are worried about are difficult to fathom because they don't affect the rest of India. It didn't matter that a wedding was taking place the next morning. The only television set in the house attracted more attention than the groom and bride to be. …

    Rediff - Feb 10 15:35 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Tamil Nadu ]

  • Kamal Haasan backs Panneerselvam, says Sasikala should back off. An India Today exclusive

    Kamal Haasan backs Panneerselvam, says Sasikala should back off. An India Today exclusive

    Actor Kamal Haassan has been tweeting in mysterious language as to what's unravelling in Tamil Nadu, especially the battle between VK Sasikala and O Panneerselvam. In an exclusive interview to India Today, Haasan explained the mystery behind his tweets and his real message. He spoke about the anger of the people of Tamil Nadu, especially the sense of betrayal and how…

    India Today - Feb 08 16:05 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Tamil Nadu ]

  • A movement to reclaim Tamil pride

    A movement to reclaim Tamil pride

    In fighting the ban on the traditional sport, the people found a channel to express their latent anger against several issues affecting them. As the protesters had a sniff of victory on Saturday night, with the State passing an ordinance to allow the recommencement of jallikattu, the movement to reclaim the sport as the symbol of Tamil pride never looked bigger.…

    The Hindu - Jan 22 14:56 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Tamil Nadu, History ]

  • Chennai Lawyers To Challenge Sri Lanka At UN

    Several high-profile lawyers and leaders of Law Societies are meeting in Chennai tomorrow to join a motion challenging the Sri Lankan government at the United Nations. This motion will be filed with the UN Human Rights Committee stating that the 6th amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution is a violation of freedom of speech and conscience guaranteed in Articles 18…

    Sunday Leader - Jan 09 18:11 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Tamil Nadu, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

  • 3 fishers held by Sri Lanka for smuggling heroin

    Sri Lankan navy on Thursday arrested three fishermen on charges of smuggling heroin. Among them two have been identified as Thalvin Rajan and Levin from Thangachimadam in the district. Sri Lankan navy personnel attached to Sri Lankan naval station, Barana situated at Mullikulam in North Western Naval Command during their special operation intercepted a fishing craft…

    ToI - Oct 28 10:00 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Tamil Nadu, Jaffna, SriLanka ]

  • Rajiv assassination convict Perarivalan attacked in Vellore jail

    Rajiv assassination convict Perarivalan attacked in Vellore jail

    A G Peralivalan, one of the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, was on Tuesday attacked inside the high security central prison in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, by another inmate, police said. The 44-year-old was attacked by another inmate Rajesh, they said. Officials declined to spell out details of the incident, including the reason for the attack,…

    PTI - Sep 13 12:42 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, India, Tamil Nadu ]

  • A single that is an ode to Sri Lankan Tamils

    A single that is an ode to Sri Lankan Tamils

    "When you go to a place like Jaffna, you automatically feel a Tamil connect there. And the experience just gets enriched when you meet a talented nadaswaram player like KP Kumaran. This encouraged me to compose a song for the love of Tamil. This song is an ode to the Tamil language and has special emphasis on the Sri Lankan Tamil community. This is my way of thanking…

    TNN - Aug 18 13:07 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Tamil Nadu, World, Arts&Culture ]

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  • IS supporter’s Sri Lankan Muslim contacts a 'worrying factor': TN police

    IS supporter’s Sri Lankan Muslim contacts a \'worrying factor\': TN police

    Tamil Nadu in the past had seen Pakistan sending its spies through Sri Lanka, and have arrested at least two Lankans for spying for Pakistan. Mosiruddin alias Mosi alias Majnu, a resident of Labhpur in West Bengal’s Birbhum district, a suspected member of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen of Bangladesh and ISIS sympathiser, was operating from West Bengal. But he was settled…

    CDN - Aug 01 10:31 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Tamil Nadu, SriLanka, Muslims ]

  • Sri Lanka Mulls Granting Licences To Indian Trawlers

    Sri Lanka Mulls Granting Licences To Indian Trawlers

    The Sri Lankan government is considering a proposal to issue permits to a limited number of Indian trawlers to enter the International Maritime Boundary Line in an attempt to minimise illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, a media report has said. Defence Ministry Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi said that a licensing system was being explored. "We have…

    NDTV - Jul 04 10:58 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Tamil Nadu, SriLanka ]

  • Sri Lanka Navy Damages 7 Boats Of Tamil Nadu Fishermen

    Sri Lanka Navy Damages 7 Boats Of Tamil Nadu Fishermen

    Seven boats of Tamil Nadu fishermen were today damaged allegedly by Sri Lankan naval personnel off Nedhunthivu in the island nation. The naval personnel also damaged their nets, warned them against fishing in their territorial waters and chased them away, Fisheries Department officials here said.

    NDTV - Jun 30 09:41 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, HumanRights, Tamil Nadu ]

  • Sri Lanka Tamil issue: Jaya vows to bring back Katchatheevu Island

    Sri Lanka Tamil issue: Jaya vows to bring back Katchatheevu Island

    Jayalalithaa declared that she would certainly succeed in her efforts to retrieve the 285 acre island on the Indian side of the maritime boundary and wished the DMK members stay well to see it happen in an oblique reference to arch rival and aging DMK patriarch M. Karunanidhi. An uninhabited island, off the eastern seaboard in the Bay of Bengal, Katchatheevu is a long…

    India Today - Jun 20 15:13 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Tamil Nadu, SriLanka ]

  • The ignored plight of Sri Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu

    The ignored plight of Sri Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu

    Over 1 lakh Sri Lankans Tamils had sought refuge in the state during the worst crisis in Sri Lanka. Presently, 109 special camps in Tamil Nadu houses more than 60,000 refugees. It was the time of war and unrest. The only driving force for the Sri Lankan Tamils who decided to move out was the hope for a better future for their kids. It was easier to run away from their…

    India Today - Jun 09 13:49 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Tamil Nadu, Refugees, SriLanka ]

  • Seven Indian fishermen arrested in Lanka north

    Seven Indian fishermen arrested in Lanka north

    Sri Lanka Navy has arrested seven Indian fishermen along with their trawler for allegedly poaching in Sri Lankan waters, the Navy said here today. Seven Indian fishermen were arrested yesterday by the Navy and the Sri Lankan Coast Guards northwest of Talaimannar in northern Sri Lanka. The arrested fishermen were handed over to the Mannar Fisheries Inspector for…

    PTI - May 31 18:19 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: SLMilitary, Tamil Nadu, WarCrimes ]

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  • These Lankan refugee sisters graduated from school, but they need your help

    These Lankan refugee sisters graduated from school, but they need your help

    Last Tuesday, Vashini’s father died after being electrocuted. It was also the same day the Class XII results were announced. Vashini scored 84.4 per cent in the Board Exams while her sister scored 887 out of 1200. A day of joy and celebration turned to one of grief and mourning. While a social worker at the Martha Foundation have promised to help the two students,…

    News Minute - May 30 15:31 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Tamil Nadu, Refugees, SriLanka ]

  • Jayalalitha: New Tamil Nadu chief minister curbs alcohol sale

    Jayalalitha: New Tamil Nadu chief minister curbs alcohol sale

    Jayaram Jayalalitha, who has been sworn in as the chief minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, has begun her new term by announcing curbs on alcohol sales. The authorities ordered 500 government-run liquor shops to shut down and also reduced the store timings. Ms Jayalalitha had promised in her poll manifesto to gradually ban the sale and…

    BBC - May 23 14:31 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Tamil Nadu ]

  • Tamil Nadu elections 2016: Is Amma on her way out? Exit polls predict so

    Tamil Nadu elections 2016: Is Amma on her way out? Exit polls predict so

    After a month-long hectic campaign, Tamil Nadu voted today, barring Aravakurichi and Thanjavur constituencies which will go to polls on May 23. All the exit polls for the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections 2016 project a win for the DMK-Congress alliance, barring CVoter. Today's Chanakya, Axis My India show that Jayalalithaa has failed to re-create her magic this time. …

    DNA - May 17 11:59 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Tamil Nadu ]

  • Lankan refugees cause doesn't excite Tamil voters anymore

    Lankan refugees cause doesn\'t excite Tamil voters anymore

    While AIADMK and DMK have promised measures yet again for Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, voters in Tamil Nadu and the refugees themselves seem to be losing interest in the politician's 'hollow' promises. Right outside India's largest refugee camp at Mandapam in the south eastern tip of Tamil Nadu, is a shop selling coconuts and packaged water belonging to a Sri Lankan…

    DNA - May 13 14:04 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Tamil Nadu, Refugees ]

  • Meet the richest candidate in Tamil Nadu

    Meet the richest candidate in Tamil Nadu

    The Congress has been out of power in Tamil Nadu for almost half a century, but nevertheless, the richest candidate in the state in this election belongs to the party. Harishankar Vasanthakumar needs no introduction to most people in the state, who know him as the owner of Vasanth & Co, a multi-branch retailer of FMCG products on easy terms. He also is a media…

    Rediff - May 13 13:57 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Tamil Nadu ]

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