Tamil Nadu - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Tamil Nadu


Building collapse in south India kills 8

Oct 20, 2017 - 5:11 PM

Emergency workers manage to rescue 3 of the workers from the collapsed 60-year-old, two-story office block. They are being treated for their injuries at a government-run hospital.

The week in photos: August 5-11, 2017

Aug 12, 2017 - 7:17 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SAVING THE ELEPHANTS. An Indian volunteer for animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal poses for a photograph wearing a costume depicting an elephant during a protest in New Delhi on August 9, 2017. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Mass grief as India political star Jayalalithaa buried

Dec 07, 2016 - 12:05 PM

The woman known simply as Amma or mother was a revered figure in her fiefdom of Tamil Nadu state and one of India s most popular and successful politicians as a populist champion of the poor

FAREWELL. Fans and party workers gather near the MGR Memorial to get a final glimpse of Indian politician and actress Jayalalithaa Jayaram as her mortal remains are carried in a proccession to her burial place in Chennai on December 6, 2016. Manjunath Kiran/AFP

Meteorite not responsible for killing man in India – NASA

Feb 10, 2016 - 11:54 PM

Meteors are particles of dust and rock that usually burn up as they pass through Earth s atmosphere Those that do not burn up completely surviving the fall to Earth are known as meteorites

NOT A METEORITE? A 35-minute-long exposure shows stars trailing across the sky over the mountain home Karadzica, some 40km. south- west from the capitol Skopje, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia early on 07 November 2015 . EPA/GEORGI LICOVSKI

India's southern city of Chennai grapples with deadly flood aftermath

Dec 05, 2015 - 8:46 PM

Deadly floods in the southern Indian city of Chennai has killed over 250 people

FLOOD. An Indian man carries gas canisters through floodwaters on a street in Chennai on December 4, 2015. Thousands of rescuers are racing to evacuate victims of the Tamil Nadu flooding, which has claimed nearly 300 lives since November 9. AFP PHOTO

India's spin doctors face flak over 'doctored' Modi image

Dec 04, 2015 - 9:33 PM

India s government faces mockery on social media for tweeting an apparently doctored photo of its image conscious prime minister surveying the flood hit southern state of Tamil Nadu

WHOOPS. India's government faces mockery on social media for tweeting an apparently doctored photo of its image-conscious prime minister surveying the flood-hit southern state of Tamil Nadu. File photo by Punit Paranjpe/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Remembering the 2004 tsunami

Dec 26, 2014 - 4:52 PM

Images from the commemoration of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami from across the region

VICTIMS. Thai Buddhist monks sit next to portraits of tsunami victims during the buddhist ceremony on the the ten year anniversary of the Boxing Day Tsunami at the Tsunami Memorial Park at Baan Nam Khem, Phang Nga province in southern Thailand, 26 December 2014. Narong Sangnak/EPA

A LOOK BACK: The devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

Dec 26, 2014 - 10:27 AM

In 2004 a massive earthquake struck off Indonesia unleashing a devastating tsunami that leaves more than 220 000 dead

CRASHING TO THE SHORE. Foreign tourists far out on the sand after the water receded react as the first of six tsunami start to roll towards Hat Rai Lay Beach, near Krabi in southern Thailand, 26 December 2004. All people in the photo were later reported to have survived. AFP file photo

TIMELINE: The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

Dec 26, 2014 - 10:03 AM

A timeline of the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which left more than 220 000 people dead within hours

In this file photo, Meulaboh city is shown under water 28 December 2004, after a quake and tidal waves hit Aceh province early December 26. Antara News Agency/AFP

TB-diabetes co-epidemic looms, experts warn

Oct 29, 2014 - 8:31 PM

A growing link has been observed between diabetes – a disease of diet lifestyle and genes – and TB a respiratory disease spread by bacteria

India court convicts 10 over school fire

Jul 30, 2014 - 6:54 PM

Parents of the children killed who were mostly aged between 7 and 12 gathered outside the packed court for the long awaited verdicts