The Pongal festivities take place over four days, the first day being Bhogi, which was on Tuesday, when people burn their old clothes, mats and other items. Homes are painted afresh.
Actor Rajinikanth said violence should not be the route to solve any problem at a time when protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) are being held in different parts of the country.
Forty-two year old Tamil police Head Constable S. Subash Srinivasan, a police gallantry medal winner and grandson of INA veteran, has volunteered to hang the killers of Nirbhaya in Tihar Jail.
Fifteen people were killed on Monday when a wall collapsed on their houses near Coimbatore as torrential rains lashed Tamil Nadu, said police.
While the main luggage will be India's 1,625 kg Cartosat-3 satellite, 13 nanosatellites from the US will be sharing the ride for a fee to be paid to NewSpace India Ltd -- the new commercial arm of ISRO.
India will launch its cartography satellite Cartosat-3 and 13 commercial nanosatellites into sun synchronous orbit on November 25, the Indian space agency said on Monday.
An 1955 cadre Tamil Nadu IAS officer who rose to become Cabinet Secretary, Seshan became the 10th Chief Election Commissioner of India after retirement, serving from December 12, 1990 to December 11, 1996.
The body of the 2-year-old boy Sujith Wilson trapped in an abandoned borewell in Nadukattupatti village in Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirappalli district was taken out on early Tuesday after over 80-hours of rescue efforts.
On Saturday, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) took over the rescue operation as other techniques used to take the boy out of the borewell have failed.
However, Sivakasi's manufacturing units have been in the business for over 95 years and are aware of the entire chemical components and they have made efforts to reduce pollution by changing the formula, he added.
Mahatma Gandhi had taken some crucial decisions in Tamil Nadu in his fight against the British for freedom, that included turning into what is famously described as the 'half-naked fakir', 98-years ago.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the foundation of the 21st century rests on the pillars of innovation, team work and technology which would fuel India to become a $5 trillion economy.
It was at Rajaji's residence where Gandhiji dreamt about the hartal against the draconian Anarchical and Revolutionary Crimes Act of 1919, popularly known as the Rowlatt Act.
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said here on Monday that there was no clampdown in the Kashmir Valley and that the terrorists were using it as a facade to create fear among the people.
The Orbiter camera is the highest resolution camera (0.3m) in any lunar mission so far, and shall provide high resolution images which will be immensely useful to the global scientific community, ISRO had said.
India's first moon landing mission 'Chandrayaan-2' is being watched with keen interest globally, said K. Sivan, Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisaton (ISRO).
In a statement issued here, IITM said the robot system called GraspMan consists of a pair of graspers which provides morphological adaptation, enabling it to conform to the geometry of the object being grasped.
The countdown for Monday's Rs 978 crore Chandrayaan-2 mission launch that started at 6.43 p.m. is progressing smoothly, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Sunday.
The countdown for Monday's Chandrayaan-2 mission launch will start at 6.43 p.m. today, ISRO chairman K. Sivan has said. The rocket and spacecraft's systems will undergo checks and fueling during the countdown.
Amidst a raging controversy over the damage inflicted on the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror camp in Balakot, IAF chief B.S. Dhanoa on Monday said his force does not count human casualties but the airstrike had hit the "target".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday led a sea of mourners in paying homage to DMK patriarch and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi whose DMK won a major legal battle for his last resting place on the Maina Beach here.
Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK stalwart M. Karunanidhi is no more, Kauvery Hospital announced on Tuesday evening. "With deep anguish, we announce the demise of our beloved Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi at 6.20 p.m.," a hospital statement said.
The condition of DMK leader and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi is "extremely critical and unstable", the Kauvery Hospital said on Tuesday evening.
Banking operations across India were crippled for the second successive day owing to the strike by over 10 lakh bank employees demanding an early wage settlement, said the unions.