Thoothukudi, a town in south Tamil Nadu, came to a standstill when thousands of farmers, fisher people, traders and even auto and cab drivers came together demanding a ban on Sterlite’s copper smelting plant. This was a massive show of solidarity with villagers around Thoothukudi who have been on a protest for over 40 days. The protests also went international with Tamil residents in London protesting in front of the Vedanta CEO’s house in Mayfair, London. Following the protests, the company announced the closure of the plant for two weeks pending maintenance.
Piyush Manush is an environmental activist from Tamil Nadu, India. Along with few people in 2010, he formed the Salem Citizen’s Forum, a collective of urban citizens that engaged in people welfare activities.
Following Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit's apology to a woman journalist for patting her cheek without consent, a derogatory post shared by Bharatiya Janata Party leader S Ve Shekher against women mediapersons in the state has triggered massive outrage.
A day after violence and arson in Karnataka's Bengaluru over the Cauvery river water dispute with Tamil Nadu, airlines have decided to waive cancellation and rescheduling charges of flights to Bengaluru. After 2 days of being shut, some schools will re-open on Wednesday.
Kamal Haasan political party launch highlights: Marking his entry into politics, Kamal Haasan embarks on a state-wide tour today. His roadshow begins from the house of late President Abdul Kalam in Rameswaram and travels to Ramanathapuram, before culminating in Madurai.Veteran actor Kamal Haasan launched his new political party, Makkal Needhi Maiam, which roughly means Centre for People’s Justice, at Madurai’s Othakadai Ground. He also unveiled the party’s symbol — six arms interlinked around a star.
What does superstar Rajinikanth intend to achieve in the realm of Tamil Nadu politics? Well, other than making it clear that he wants to practice 'spiritual politics' (a term that has left all his colleagues and observers baffled and stumped), of course
More strikingly, MGR was steeled in the fiery furnace of the Dravidian movement, while Rajinikanth still professes an abstract idea called spiritual politics. The idea of spiritual politics is often interpreted to be close to the BJP's ideological predilections. The saffron brigade's remarkable alacrity in welcoming Rajini into the political fray gives further credence to the speculation that Rajini may be the BJP's trump card in political terrain hostile to its ideology.
India is home to a diverse population playing many different sports across the country. Football is a popular sport in some of the Indian states. The country has won eight Olympic gold medals in field hockey. Kabaddi, an indigenous sport, is popular in rural India, and India has won all the Kabaddi World Cups to date. Several games originated in India including chess, snooker and other regional games. India has won medals in badminton, kabaddi, hockey and many other sports and disciplines. However, cricket is the most popular sport in India.
The 2018 season of the Indian Premier League, also known as IPL 11, will be the eleventh season of the IPL, a professional Twenty20 cricket league established by the BCCI in 2007. The season, which will be held from 7 April to 27 May, will see the return of the Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals after serving two years of suspension for the involvement of their respective owners in the 2013 IPL betting case.