Tamil Nadu

India: Boy accused of rape commits suicide in observation home

Tirunelveli, Oct 20(PTI) A 17-year-old boy, arrested on charges of raping a woman, allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison in the government observation home for children here, police said on Sunday.

The child in conflict with law had complained of stomach pain on Saturday night and died on the way to hospital, the police said.

Chinese President Xi Jinping wraps up meet in India, leaves for Nepal

Chennai, Oct 12 (PTI) Chinese President Xi Jinping left for Nepal on Saturday by an Air China aircraft, concluding his second informal summit with Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi, which has signalled a recalibration of bilateral ties.

Xi, wrapped up his about 24-hour stay during which he visited Mamallapuram near here and held informal talks with the Prime Minster. Also, delegation level talks were held.

New era of Sino-India cooperation to begin with 'Chennai connect': Modi

Mamallapuram, Oct 12 (PTI) A new era of cooperation will start between India and China on Saturday with the "Chennai connect", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said after around five-and-half hours of one-on-one talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping spread over two days in this ancient coastal town as part of the second informal summit.

India: Xi Jinping arrives to grand welcome in Chennai airport

Chennai, Oct 11 (PTI) Chinese President Xi Jinping was treated to Tamil cultural performances by folk dancers and Bharatanatyam artistes while scores of children greeted him by waving Indian and Chinese flags as he arrived here on Friday.

On his arrival at the airport here, a red carpet welcome was accorded to Xi who was received by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister K Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minsiter O Panneerselvam and Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal.

India: Shore temple in TN to get world class illumination for Modi-Xi

Mamallapuram (TN), Sep 22 (PTI) The historic shore temple and five rathas here are all set to get enlivened with world class lighting and a dash of fresh green with pruned trees and trimmed landscape for the summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping next month.

The historic locations, with a proposed add-on feature of top class illumination, is expected to provide a perfect setting for a memorable photo opportunity to the top leaders, official sources told PTI.

The illumination fixtures are likely be temporary.

India: Stalin slams Centre for "autocratic imposition" of Hindi

Chennai, Sep 15 (PTI) The DMK president M K Stalin on Sunday accused the Centre of "autocratic imposition of Hindi" and underscored the need for unity in opposition ranks to take forward protest against the government on such issues.

Addressing an MDMK party event chaired by its leader Vaiko here, Stalin said Tamil was sidelined in the competitive examination conducted by the railways and postal department.

India: Two killed, four injured in explosion in TN

Chennai, Aug 26 (PTI) A man died and one of the four injured men succumbed to his injuries on Monday taking the toll to two in the explosion at a temple premises in a village near suburban Tiruporur here.

While a 22-year old man died following an explosion on Sunday, another man, who was among the injured, died without responding to treatment at a government hospital near here, police said.

Other injured men were being treated for their injuries, they said.

India: Madras HC declines to grant interim relief to Kiran Bedi

Chennai, Aug 21 (PTI) The Madras High Court on Wednesday declined to grant any interim relief to Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi on her petition to stay the order of a single judge, restraining her from interfering in the day to day administration of the territorial government.

The court said the elected government functioning through a council of ministers could not be defeated by the acts of an administrator, who also functions under the provisions of the Constitution.

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