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Pegasus row: Key TN activists on target list slam move

Hindustan Times 27 Jul 2021
Key figures in Tamil Nadu who have been potentially snooped for clients of the Israeli company NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware, expressed that they are not surprised being on the list but condemned the move ... Gandhi’s family, like that of other activists, has been affected given his nature of work.
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UK trade scheme aims to increase ties with Sri Lanka despite human rights concerns

Tamil Guardian 26 Jul 2021
Calls for repeal have been supported by international human rights organisations such as Human Rights Watch as well as Tamil civil society actors across Sri Lanka ... How a landmark British ruling may save Tamil activists from deportation to Sri Lanka ... British tribunal recognises the risk of torture for Tamil political activists in Sri Lanka.
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President gets interim report appointed to investigate human rights violations

Tamil Guardian 25 Jul 2021
Despite the proposed reforms, Tamil parliamentarians and human rights activists have maintained the need for a full repeal of the draconian legislation. Commenting on the legislation, Tamil National Alliance MP, MA Sumanthiran commented. ... UN High Commissioner raises concerns of harassment of Tamils and Muslims in Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lanka's interim human rights report calls for reforms to PTA

Tamil Guardian 25 Jul 2021
Despite the proposed reforms, Tamil parliamentarians and human rights activists have maintained the need for a full repeal of the draconian legislation. Commenting on the legislation, Tamil National Alliance MP, MA Sumanthiran commented. ... UN High Commissioner raises concerns of harassment of Tamils and Muslims in Sri Lanka.
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TN: Activist Gandhi, TPDK leader under surveillance

The Times of India 22 Jul 2021
Tamil Nadu. Activist Gandhi, TPDK leader under surveillance ... Where’s river Ganga in Tamil Nadu?. Tamil Nadu claims 30% vaccination coverage, but real figures may be half ... They were among the 40 of the Indians, including activists, journalists, members of the judiciary, opposition ...
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Workers of many parties switch sides to join DMK

The Times of India 22 Jul 2021
+Text Size. SmallMediumLarge. ARTICLES. Workers of many parties switch sides to join DMK. Tamil Nadu. Activist Gandhi, TPDK leader under surveillance ... DVAC searches 21 premises of ex-Tamil Nadu minister M R Vijayabhaskar in Chennai and Karur. CHENNAI ... TNN. Start a Conversation. Top Stories Right Now ... .
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Chennai: Residents who let sewage into SWD fined

The Times of India 22 Jul 2021
+Text Size. SmallMediumLarge. ARTICLES. Chennai ... Tamil Nadu. Activist Gandhi, TPDK leader under surveillance. CHENNAI ... Residents had used small pipes to release wastewater from their houses into the canal which drained into the Sembakkam Lake, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB), which was part of the committee, told the tribunal ... More Latest News. .
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TN auto drivers quitting profession over rising fuel prices, post-Covid issues

Sify 21 Jul 2021
With fuel prices touching an all-time high and Covid-19 leading to shutdown of businesses, auto drivers in Tamil Nadu are calling it a day. Trade Union leaders and activists are of the opinion that a large number of auto-rickshaw drivers in the southern state have quit and are selling their autos at low prices.
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Britain’s New Plan for Immigration imperils asylum seekers

Tamil Guardian 18 Jul 2021
The British Government claims this is because Europe has already offered these asylum seekers a safe haven however it follows a series of deportations of Tamil asylum seekers in both Germany and Switzerland ... How a landmark British ruling may save Tamil activists from deportation to Sri Lanka.
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Qatar deports Tamil man to Sri Lanka after request from TID

Tamil Guardian 17 Jul 2021
Qatari authorities deported a Tamil man to Sri Lanka this week despite the threats of torture; where the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) arrested him for allegedly “promoting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)” ... How a landmark British ruling may save Tamil activists from deportation to Sri Lanka.
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Activists could be targeted by Switzerland’s new anti-terrorism law

Swissinfo 16 Jul 2021
Living in Basel, he is an activist fighting for the right to self-determination for Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority and as such is considered a terrorist under Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).
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Switzerland donates $4 million COVID relief to Sri Lanka

Tamil Guardian 14 Jul 2021
The Government of Switzerland donated $4 million to Sri Lanka last month to combat the spread of the coronavirus on the island ... Covid. Cooperation is a must! ... Read more here and here ... Switzerland’s draconian counter-terrorism bill will repress Tamil activists - Phoenix ... Swiss asylum policy concerning Tamils unaffected despite raising concerns at UNHRC ... .
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How India Lost Lanka to China—Starting with Strategic Blunders during Indira Regime

Yahoo Daily News 13 Jul 2021
Apart from this thorny issue, there is also the old cry of politicians and social activists in Tamil Nadu, asking Delhi to retrieve the Katchatheevu island gifted away over a cup of tea by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi while hosting her Lankan counterpart Sirimavo Bandaranaike in Delhi in 1974.
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High digital divide between govt, pvt schools in TN: Study

The Times of India 11 Jul 2021
Mahesh Krishnamoorthy, Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, Joint Convenor of Tamil Nadu and academic activist told IANS, "Unless internet access is provided to students of government schools and government-aided schools, the digital divide in the state will increase and this will lead to another major class issue.
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Vavuniya Police summon TNPF member for providing relief provisions to the poor

Tamil Guardian 09 Jul 2021
Thavabalan, an activist from the Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF), for allegedly delivering relief provisions for people below the poverty line ... Tamil school teacher summoned by Sri Lanka's TID ... Tamil MPs summoned to court for participating in P2P march.

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