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Activists plea election officer over poor facilities at booths

TeluguStop 08 Apr 2021
Activists have petitioned the Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral officer Satyabrata Sahoo over the poor facilities provided to the differently abled people at the polling booths across Tamil Nadu ... Rajesh Ramakrishnan, an activist told IANS, "The lack of facilities at the polling booths of ...

CBI begins probe into death of elephants, poaching in forests of Tamil Nadu

Hindustan Times 08 Apr 2021
Several elephants have been electrocuted or killed by poachers in Tamil Nadu and Kerala in the last few years ... The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has launched a probe into alleged poaching and killing of elephants in the forests of Tamil Nadu, an issue raised by wildlife activists over the years.

‘No one should ever have to face this kind of injustice’ - Tamil man trampled ...

Tamil Guardian 08 Apr 2021
A Tamil lorry driver who was brutally attacked in public by a Sri Lankan police officer and had his shirt ripped, insisted that he “wants justice” and that “no one should ever have to face this kind of injustice” ... Sri Lankan police interrogate Tamil disappearance activist for participation in P2P march.

Sri Lanka to build 190 new police stations starting in the North-East

Tamil Guardian 07 Apr 2021
As the militarisation of the state intensifies the Tamil civil society space has come under constant attack from state forces, with numerous accounts of harassment, surveillance and arbitrary detention being documented ... Sri Lankan police interrogate Tamil disappearance activist for participation in P2P march.

Vigils held across Tamil homeland for Rev Rayappu Joseph

Tamil Guardian 06 Apr 2021
As the former Bishop of Mannar and beloved Tamil activist Right Reverend Dr Rayappu Joseph was laid to rest in Mannar on Monday, vigils have been held in his honour across the Tamil homeland ...

TN, Kerala, Pondy see low voter turnout in comparison to previous Assembly polls

Webdunia 06 Apr 2021
New Delhi.Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry, which went for single-phase Assembly polls on Tuesday, recorded nearly 65, 70 and 78 percent voting till 1800 hrs, according to Election Commission of India ... The voting was almost peaceful with stray incidents of violence in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and West Bengal ... Tamil Nadu.

Former Bishop Rayappu Joseph laid to rest

Tamil Guardian 05 Apr 2021
The former Catholic Bishop of Mannar and prominent Tamil activist Right Reverend Dr Rayappu Joseph was laid to rest at the St.

MNM candidate ‘crowd funding’ election campaign in TN

TeluguStop 04 Apr 2021
RTI activist and Makkal Needhi Maiam candidate from Tamil Nadu's Tambaram Assembly constituency, Siva Elango has appealed to people to crowd fund his "Zero Budget" campaign, for which he already collected around Rs 6 lakh ... The RTI activist was focusing more on digital campaigning ...

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Secretary smears human rights defenders as funded by the West

Tamil Guardian 04 Apr 2021
The International Truth and Justice Project has reported that Tamil activists have been "abducted, tortured and raped because of their involvement in the search for the truth about the disappeared in Sri Lanka," ... Tamil Canadian group demands Tamil genocide investigation following UN resolution.

Sri Lanka arrests two for allegedly spreading Wahabism

Tamil Guardian 03 Apr 2021
Sri Lanka first implemented the PTA in 1979 to enable its security forces to detain Tamil youth for 18 months without charge ... Seven Tamils have been arrested since last November under allegations of terrorism ... Sri Lanka’s TID attempt to arrest Tamil activists and send them to COVID-19 'detention centres'.

Myanmar’s military junta attends BIMSTEC conference chaired by Sri Lanka

Tamil Guardian 03 Apr 2021
This comes as Myanmar’s junta continues its brutal suppression of dissent, killing at least 535 people during peaceful demonstrations ... Across the North-East, Tamil civil society activists and human rights defenders organised peaceful demonstrations in Mannar and Batticaloa calling for the Sri Lankan government to sever ties with Myanmar’s junta ... .

PM intensifies attack on rivals in Kerala, TN

Hindustan Times 02 Apr 2021
Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed rallies in Kerala and Tamil Nadu — both states go to the polls on April 6 — targeting the ruling Left Front government in Kerala over Sabarimala protests and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)-Congress combine in Tamil Nadu over the ban on bull-taming sport Jallikattu.

Former Bishop of Mannar Rayappu Joseph passes away

Tamil Guardian 01 Apr 2021
The former Catholic Bishop of Mannar and lifelong Tamil rights activist, Right Reverend Dr Rayappu Joseph has passed away, aged 80 ... Joseph was a prominent and vocal defender of human rights and a campaigner of justice for Tamils ... "There is nothing wrong in the Tamil nation raising its national flag.

TN Assembly polls | Activists held in Karur ahead of Union Home Minister’s visit

The Hindu 01 Apr 2021
The coordinator of the Tamil Nadu Environmental Protection Movement and other activists, who were planning a black flag demonstration, were taken into preventive custody ....

Pollachi sexual assault case an issue in Tamil Nadu polls

Hindustan Times 01 Apr 2021
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2021 04.27 PM IST. In the heart of Tamil Nadu’s Pollachi, activists and politicians would gather at an office to put their heads together on how to build pressure on bringing the perpetrators of the February 2019 sexual assault case in the town to justice. The meetings drew women and student groups and helped organise protests ... ....