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Tamil Nadu ATM theft cases to be handed over to CBI
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Crime branch special police team which is probing the series of thefts in the state targeting SBI ATMs is preparing a final report to be submitted to the DGP.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stalin for all-party meet against proposed draft on PG medical admission
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin is likely to call a meeting of all political parties having representation in the state Legislative Assembly to hit common ground against the proposed draft Bill on Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Much at stake for DMK and AIADMK in local body polls
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) After the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections this year that brought the DMK to power, the next political battle will be the local body polls.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Anand replaces Vidit as captain of Indian chess Olympiad team
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) Five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand will lead the Indian team in the second online chess Olympiad to be held from September 8 to 15, the All India Chess Federation (AICF) said.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Full functional autonomy for PSU general insurers not privatisation: Unions
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) Demanding functional autonomy and opposing privatisation, the major unions in the government owned general insurers are not buying Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's views about the reasons for the government amending the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Act, 1972.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Karthick Naren opens up about his 'Navarasa' casting
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) Tamil filmmaker Karthick Naren, who is directing a part of upcoming Tamil anthology "Navarasa", says that assembling the team for his project was a very organic process.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
9 markets closed in Chennai till Aug 9 to check Covid spread
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has ordered closure of nine markets and commercial establishments where large number of people gather, till August 9, 2021, starting from Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
TN to augment cyber crime wing with high tech equipment, personnel
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has decided to augment the state police's cyber wing's capability by providing them more modern gadgets and recruiting highly-trained professionals.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Technology
DMK campaign to showcase OBC quota in medical courses 'victory'
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK is chalking out a campaign across the state to highlight the efforts it undertook to get the 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Communities (OBC) for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses in medicine.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
NTPC to use drones to detect encroachments, solar panel damage etc.
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Power generation major NTPC Ltd has decided to use Garuda Aerospace's drones, among other things, to detect encroachments in its hydro power project areas, check on landslides, and identify leakages from reservoir/dam and wet spots, a top official of the drone company said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
TN CM's relief fund disburses Rs 305 cr for Covid relief
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's Public Relief (CMPRF) received an amount of Rs 500 crore and an amount of Rs 305 crore was disbursed for Covid-19 relief operations till July 28, an official statement said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kollywood's Nayanthara, Vignesh invest in native beverage brand Chai Waale
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) South Indias leading heroine, Nayanthara, and actor-director Vignesh Shivan figure prominently in the new round of investors who have invested in native beverage brand, Chai Waale.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
TN extends lockdown till August 9, no new relaxations
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Friday announced the extension of Covid-19 lockdown till August 9, without any further relaxations.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
DMK pushing for beggar rehabilitation centres in each district of TN
Chennai, July 30 ( IANS) The DMK government in Tamil Nadu under Chief Minister M.K. Stalin is in the process of rehabilitating the beggars in the state.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Vedanta starts winding-off operations at oxygen plant
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Vedanta Ltd on Friday said its oxygen plant at its copper smelting unit, Sterlite Copper, in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukodi will start winding-off of operations.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
From propelling rockets/satellites to propelling E-LCVs
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) After propelling India's rockets and satellites up above the world's so high, three former employees of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are now propelling electric vehicles -- light and heavy commercial vehicles on the Indian roads.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech,Technology
TN ex-Minister Pandiarajan takes sabbatical, to focus on HR business
Chennai, July 29 (IANS) AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu minister K. Pandiarajan on Thursday said he has taken a five year sabbatical from active politics and is now back as the Chairman of human resources firm Ma Foi group.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Politics
'Maha Samudram' makers release intriguing motion poster
Chennai, July 29 (IANS) Siddharth, Aditi Rao Hydari and Sharwanand starrer bilingual film 'Maha Samudram's' motion poster was released by its makers on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Revert to old PMFBY premium sharing formula, Stalin to Modi
Chennai, July 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remove the cap on the Centre's share of premium subsidy under the "Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana" (PMFBY) and revert to the old formula.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN govt withdraws 90 defamation cases against media
Chennai, July 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Thursday ordered withdrawal of 90 defamation cases filed against various media by the erstwhile AIADMK government during its tenure.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Media,Politics
India's nuclear power capacity to touch 22,480 MW by 2031
Chennai, July 29 (IANS) India's nuclear power generation capacity is expected to touch 22,480 MW by 2031 from the present 6,780 MW with 22 reactors.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech
Sasikala continues to interact with AIADMK cadres, functionaries
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) AIADMK's expelled interim General Secretary, V.K. Sasikala on Wednesday continued her telephonic interactions with the party cadres and lower level functionaries across the state in a bid to regain prominence in the party.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN sets up expert committee for revival of MSMEs
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday announced the setting up of an expert committee for revival of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in the state impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Kovind on 5-day TN visit from Aug 2
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will reach Tamil Nadu on August 2 and will stay in the southern state for five days.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Hinduja group open to outside funding for E-vehicle company
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) The Hinduja group's electric vehicle company Switch Mobility Ltd will roll out its electric (E) buses and light commercial vehicles (LCV) from the group's UK and Indian plants, said top group official.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Stalin launches CSR-funded free vaccine scheme in private hospitals
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Wednesday launched the free Covid-19 vaccination drive in private hospitals, supported by the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds of various private companies.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Veteran Communist leader Sankaraiah to receive 1st Thagaisal Thamizhar award
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) Veteran Communist leader N. Sankaraiah, who recently turned 100, will be bestowed with the first 'Thagaisal Thamizhar' award, which has been instituted this year by the Tamil Nadu government to honour a distinguished Tamil personality.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN worried over slight increase in Covid cases
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu health department which had done extremely well to curb the spike in fresh Covid-19 cases, is worried over the sudden spurt in cases in some districts of the state.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Confusion in TN over minister's statement on reopening of schools
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) The statement of Tamil Nadu state school education minister, Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi that the state is mulling reopening of schools for senior students of Classes IX to XII has led to major confusion among parents, teachers, academics, and students.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
TN government announces new award for contribution to state
Chennai, July 27 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday announced a new annual "Thagaisal Tamilar" award in recognition of those who have made great contributions to the state as well as for Tamils.
2021-07-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Int'l flyers at Chennai airport wait for hours for RT-PCR test
Chennai, July 27 (IANS) International travellers from Europe, the US and the Middle East, who are landing at the Chennai international airport, have to wait for hours in long queues to get their swab samples tested.
2021-07-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Daimler India vaccinates truck drivers of all brands
Chennai, July 27 (IANS) Truck and bus maker Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) on Tuesday said it has begun free vaccination for truck drivers of all brands at its Oragadam plant near here.
2021-07-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Stalin woos PMK by issuing order for Vanniyars quota
Chennai, July 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin is apparently trying to woo the AIADMK alliance partner, Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) by issuing a government order of 10.5 per cent reservation for the Vanniyar community. The PMK is the political arm of the Vanniyar community.
2021-07-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
With rooms, restaurants empty, hoteliers hope guests will check-in from Sept
Chennai, July 27 (IANS) With feeder markets like Maharashtra for domestic travellers and overseas for international travellers not feeding them, star hotels in the city continue to have empty rooms despite Covid-19 relaxations, industry officials said.
2021-07-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
TN in process of retrieving encroached temple land across state
Chennai, July 27 (IANS) The Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment (HR&CE) department of the Tamil Nadu government has started retrieving encroached temple land. The department has, according to the Minister for HR&CE, P.K. Sekar Babu, retrieved around Rs 600 crore worth temple land and has targeted to retrieve land worth Rs 10,000 crore in the near future.
2021-07-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
Rolls-Royce tax row: Court stays adverse remarks against TN actor Vijay
Chennai, July 27 (IANS) A division bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday passed an interim stay against an order of a single bench of the high court against Tamil superstar and actor Vijay labelling him as 'anti national' after he challenged an entry tax demand while importing a Rolls-Royce 'Ghost' luxury car from England in 2012.
2021-07-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Torrent Gas to add 80,000 domestic CNG connections in Chennai
Chennai, July 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Tuesday brought the Chennai, Tiruvallur districts under Torrent Gas market map inaugurating 25 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations and one City Gate Station or mother station.
2021-07-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Markandeya dam dispute: Central Water Commission seeks details from 4 states
Chennai, July 27 (IANS) The Central Water Commission (CWC) has sought details from the southern states -- Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry -- on the dispute arising over the Karnataka state constructing a dam on the Markandeya river.
2021-07-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN to micromanage 11 districts with higher Covid caseload
Chennai, July 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu health minister, Ma Subramanian has directed the state health department to immediately start micromanaging operations in the 11 districts of the state that have detected slight increase in fresh Covid cases.
2021-07-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Jaya university issue: AIADMK to hold agitation against govt
Chennai, July 27 (IANS) The AIADMK has decided to launch a state-level agitation against the DMK government after accusing it of delaying tactics in not going ahead with the university named after former Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.
2021-07-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Panneerselvam was loyal, Palaniswami did not visit me in jail: Sasikala
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Former General Secretary of the AIADMK V.K. Sasikala on Monday said neither former Chief Minister K. Palaniswami nor his wife had visited her at Bengaluru jail even once.
2021-07-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
'Modi urged not to allow Karnataka to build the Mekedatu dam'
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Former Chief Minister and AIADMK Joint Coordinator K.Palaniswami on Monday said the party delegation urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the central government should not give permission to Karnataka to build the Mekedatu dam.
2021-07-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
No plan on lifting ban on lottery ticket sales in TN: Minister
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu finance minister P.T.R. Palanivel Thiagarajan has attacked former chief minister K. Palaniswami for saying that the state government is not thinking about lifting the ban on lotteries to augment its coffers.
2021-07-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Rs 1,060 cr spend on Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor project
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) A total of Rs1,060.02 crore has been spent during the last three fiscal years for the Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor project, the government told the Rajya Sabha.
2021-07-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Politics
8.17 kg gold seized at Chennai airport, 2 held
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Foiling an attempt to smuggle gold weighing 8.17 kg, Chennai Air Customs said two passengers from Dubai have been arrested.
2021-07-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
War of words erupts between The Hindu group members over paper's credibility
Chennai, July 25 (IANS) A war of words has erupted on Twitter between the Chairperson of The Hindu Publishing Group (THG), Malini Parthasarathy, and N. Ram, Director, THG, following a tweet by the former.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Media,Politics
India's Nethra competing against sailors, nature in Tokyo
Chennai, July 25 (IANS) The 23-year-old Indian, K. Nethra will not only have to compete against over 40 competitors but will also have to contend with nature at the sailing event in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports
End of 'inclusiveness' in TN politics?
Chennai, July 25 (IANS) When the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) sleuths raided 21 premises, including the residence of AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu Transport Minister M.R. Vijayabhaskar on July 22, it sent out a clear message -- the politics of vendetta which is a common phenomenon in Dravidian politics of the state is back with a bang.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
One medal that can change TN athletes' lives forever
Chennai, July 25 (IANS) It was the fire in their empty stomachs and racing on bare foot during their younger days that took five Tamil Nadu athletes to the tracks at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports
Catholic Priest arrested in TN for hate speech
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) A Roman Catholic priest George Ponnaiah who made disgusting speech in Kanniyakumari district about Bharat Mata, Hinduism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and the DMK government led by Chief Minister M.K. Stalin was arrested in Madurai on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion