Tamil Nadu

Four killed in bizarre train accident in southern India

TAMILNADUNew Delhi - Four people were killed and 11 injured Wednesday in a bizarre train accident in southern India when unknown persons drove an empty train out of a station leading to a collision with a goods train, officials said. "The empty rake which was waiting at a suburban terminal near Chennai was removed by some unauthorized miscreants onto the sector track and it collided with a goods train coming from the opposite direction," Southern Railways chief public relations officer Meenu Ittyerah said.

The accident took place at the Vyasarpadi Jeeva station in the north-western suburbs of Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu state.

Tamil Nadu Newsprint to spend Rs 1000 crore on Capacity Expansion

Tamil Nadu Newsprint to spend Rs 1000 crore on Capacity ExpansionTamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd, the leading manufacturer of printing and writing papers and newsprint in India, has plans to spend Rs 1000 crore on capacity expansion.

Through the latest decision, the company intends to tap 12-13% market share of the printing and writing paper segment, by 2011-12.

Jayalalithaa attacks Congress for calling her anti-national on Ealam demands

Jayalalithaa attacks Congress for calling her anti-national on Ealam demandsChennai, Apr. 27 : The Congress party was on Monday attacked by All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Chief Jayalalithaa for dubbing Eelam demands as `anti-national'.

"I am a patriot, why are my credentials being questioned?" she said.

Jayalalithaa claimed that her demand on Eelam was based on the humantarian crisis of trapped Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka and she was not demanding a separate nation being carved out of India.

Lankan crisis likely to end in 24-48 hrs: Chidambaram

Lankan crisis likely to end in 24-48 hrs: ChidambaramSivaganga (Tamil Nadu), Apr 26 : Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has expressed hope that the ongoing Sri Lanka crisis would come to an end "in another 24 or 48 hours".

Talking to reporters in Sivaganga last night, Chidambaram said Foreign Secretary Shivasankar Menon and National Security Advisor M. K. Narayanan, who met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday in Colombo, had made a strict demand to stop the hostilities.

Veteran Director Bharathiraja Returns His ‘Padma Shri’ Award

Bharathiraja Ace veteran director Bharathiraja has decided to return the prestigious 'Padma Shree' award that was awarded to him by Indian Government.

Bharathiraja take this decision in order to show his disapproval over its inactiveness on the Sri Lankan Tamil matter.

The strike, organized by the Tamil film fraternity Eelam support movement, was held at South Indian Film Chamber Theatre on Thursday, April 23, and saw lots of zealot Tamilians from the film society.

The participants speak against the administration for not controlling the killing of Tamils in Lanka.

Karunanidhi says can''t forgive LTTE for killing Rajiv Gandhi

Karunanidhi says can''t forgive LTTE for killing Rajiv Gandhi

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