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Vijay Hazare Trophy : Mumbai, Gujarat, Andhra record wins
Chennai | Sunday, Feb 26 2017 IST
Fancied Mumbai, Gujarat and Andhra recorded facile wins in the Group C league matches of the Vijay Hazare Trophy limited overs cricket tournament here today. While Gujarat thumped Goa by 78 runs, Mumbai swamped Rajasthan by five wickets in a match c ... read..


 
Dry weather prevailed over Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Lakshadweep
Chennai | Sunday, Feb 26 2017 IST
Following is the summary of observations recorded by the weather office here at 0830 hrs today. Rainfall occurred at isolated places over Kerala. Dry weather prevailed over Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Lakshadweep. The chief ... read..


 
Alive to situation post merger of SBI associate banks: AIBEA
Chennai | Sunday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
The merger of five associates of the State Bank of India not only has financial implications for the acquirer but it also positively and negatively impacts the staff unions, a top leader of the All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) said. ... read..


 
TN CM requests PM Modi to construct reservoir across Cauvery river at Mekedatu
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswami wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday requesting him to construct a reservoir across Cauvery river at Mekedatu. ... read..


 
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Mumbai beat defending champs Gujarat
Chennai | Saturday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Half-centuries by Aditya Tare and Siddhesh Lad coupled with an excellent bowling performance enable Mumbai to defeat defending champions Gujarat by 98 runs in a Group C match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Saturday. ... read..


 
ICAI to introduce Certificate course of GST : Nilesh Vikamsey
Chennai | Saturday, Feb 25 2017 IST
While promising to work closely with the Union government on economic reforms, Institute of Charted Accountants of India (ICAI) President Nilesh S Vikamsey today announced that the ICAI would introduce a certificate course on Goods and Services Tax (GS ... read..


 
Chennai Bullion Market Closing Rates
Chennai | Saturday, Feb 25 2017 IST
Following are the closing rates in the Chennai Bullion Market today. 1 Gm Gold : 22 Ct Rs 2,863 1 Gm Silver : Rs 47.00 10 Gm Gold : 24 Ct Rs 30,140 1 Kg Silver : Rs 43,910 UNI RSS1510 ... read..


 
Joshna loses in first round of Windy City Open
Chennai | Saturday, Feb 25 2017 IST
Top Indian player Joshna Chinappa's miserable run continued as she lost in the first round of the Windy City Open Squash tourney at Chicago late last night. Reports received at the SRFI here said, the Indian, who could not progress much in the earl ... read..


 
Chennai Oil Market Rates
Chennai | Saturday, Feb 25 2017 IST
Following are the rates in the Chennai Oil Market today. Castor 9400 Gingelly 1350 Ground Nut 1150 Coconut 2315/2400 Vanaspathi 1170/1180 Kernal 5600 Oilcakes Ground Nut 2050 UNI RSS1135 ... read..


 
Chennai Bullion Market Opening Rates
Chennai | Saturday, Feb 25 2017 IST
Following are the Opening Rates in the Chennai Bullion Market today. 1 Gm Gold : 22 Ct Rs 2,863 1 Gm Silver : Rs 47.00 10 Gm Gold : 24 Ct Rs 30,140 1 Kg Silver : Rs 43,910 UNI RSS1130 ... read..


 
DMK backs Panneerselvam's demand of enquiry into Jayalalithaa's death
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | February 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Extending support to former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam and his demand to have judicial enquiry into the 'mysterious' death of late J. Jayalalithaa, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Saturday said their working president M.K. Stalin al ... read..


 
Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa floats her forum, to contest from R.K.Nagar
Chennai | Friday, 2017 10:45:05 PM IST
Deepa Jayakumar, the niece of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa on Friday announced the formation of her forum MGR Amma Deepa Peravai and her decision to contest from the R.K.Nagar constituency here ... read..


 
Yoga is strongest weapon for peace, it is the passport to health assurance : PM
Chennai | Friday, Feb 24 2017 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said yoga was the passport for health assurance and since it fights stress it was one of the strongest weapon to have peace. Speaking after unveiling the 112-foot tall face Adiyogi at the Isha Foundation in Coimba ... read..


 
Deepa Jayakumar launches new party 'MGR Amma Deepa Peravai'
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | February 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Feb.24: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar on Saturday launched a new party named 'MGR Amma Deepa Peravai' on the eve of the late former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's 69th birth anniversary ... read..


 
Jaya's niece Deepa launches political forum, to contest from R K Nagar
Chennai | Friday, Feb 24 2017 IST
Ms Deepa Jayaumar, niece of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, today launched her political front and christened it as 'MGR-AMMA-DEEPA FORUM', and unveiled the red and black flag containing the images of of AIADMK Founder MGR and her aunt. A ... read..


 
Panneerselvam maintains he is leader of 'true' AIADMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | February 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader and former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam on Friday said he is the true AIADMK leader and added that the MLAs who voted in favour of Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami during the Feb ... read..


 
Will contest polls from Amma's constituency, says niece
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | February 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar on Friday said she would surely contest elections from the former's constituency, R.K. Nagar, in the next elections. ... read..


 
SBI should look at VRS post merger of associate banks: AIBEA
Chennai | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
The State Bank of India should come with a voluntary retirement scheme after considering the overall staffing picture after merger of five associate banks instead of the five announcing such a scheme before the merger, said the leader of a major bank un ... read..


 
Chennai Bullion Market Closing Rates
Chennai | Friday, Feb 24 2017 IST
Following are the closing rates in the Chennai Bullion Market today. 1 Gm Gold : 22 Ct Rs 2,850 1 Gm Silver : Rs 47.00 10 Gm Gold : 24 Ct Rs 30,000 1 Kg Silver : Rs 43,910 UNI RSS1515 ... read..


 
TN CM announces interim relief of Rs 15 cr for 30,000 fishermen families affected by oil spill
Chennai | Friday, Feb 24 2017 IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today announced an interim relief of Rs 15 crore to the fishermen in the three districts of Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur whose livelihood is affected due to the oil spill following the collision ... read..


 
Palaniswami plants sapling to mark Jayalalithaa birthday
Chennai | Friday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday planted a sapling here to mark the late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's 69th birth anniversary. ... read..


 
AIADMK factions, Deepa with her supporters vie with each other, celebrate Jaya's birth anniversary
Chennai | Friday, Feb 24 2017 IST
There might be two factions within the ruling AIADMK with each one of them claiming that theirs were the real ones. With late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar, too taking the political plunge, all the three sections vie with each ... read..


 
TN CM launches 69 lakh massive tree planting drive to mark Jaya birthday
Chennai | Friday, Feb 24 2017 IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today launched a 69 lakh massive tree planting drive coinciding with the 69th birth anniversary of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. The Chief Minister launch the tree sapling drive under the campai ... read..


 
Hyundai Motor to launch eight new models
Chennai | Friday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
South Korean automobile major Hyundai Motor Co will launch eight new models in the next four years, said a top official of the Indian subsidiary. ... read..


 
Chennai Oil Market Rates
Chennai | Friday, Feb 24 2017 IST
Following are the rates in the Chennai Oil Market today. Castor 9400 Gingelly 1350 Ground Nut 1150 Coconut 2315/2432 Vanaspathi 1170/1180 Kernal 5600 Oilcakes Ground Nut 2050 UNI RSS1135 ... read..


 
Chennai Bullion Market Opening Rates
Chennai | Friday, Feb 24 2017 IST
Following are the Opening Rates in the Chennai Bullion Market today. 1 Gm Gold : 22 Ct Rs 2,845 1 Gm Silver : Rs 46.70 10 Gm Gold : 24 Ct Rs 29,950 1 Kg Silver : Rs 43,680 UNI RSS1115 ... read..


 
Remembering Amma: Tamil Nadu celebrates Jayalalithaa's 69th birthday
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | February 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Despite the current political turbulence in the state, there is no let-up in zeal and extravagance when it comes to celebrating the birthday of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa. ... read..


 
500 TASMAC liquor shops to be closed in TN from tomorrow : CM
Chennai | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
Three days after signing the first file to close down 500 state-owned TASMAC liquor shops on his first day in office, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswmi today said the outlets would be closed from tomorrow. He said 500 liquor shops and 169 bars wo ... read..


 
Jaya's nephew says he will inherit Poes garden residence
Chennai | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
Breaking his prolonged silence, Deepak Jayakumar, nephew of late Chief Minister J Jaylalithaa, today stirred a hornet's nest by stating that he would inherit her Poes Garden residence and that he would not accept AIADMK General V K Sasikala's nephew T T ... read..


 
TN CM allots Finance portfolio to Jayakumar
Chennai | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today divested himself with the key portfolio of Finance and allotted it to Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar. A Raj Bhavan release here said, on the basis of the recommendations of the Chief Minister, Gov ... read..


 
AIADMK transfers intelligence officer
Chennai | Thursday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday transferred the Inspector General of Police heading the intelligence wing. ... read..


 
Modi visit will legalise Isha Foundation's constructions: Experts
Chennai | Thursday, 2017 6:15:06 PM IST
Environmental activists and retired judges say that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Isha Foundation in Coimbatore to unveil the 112-foot face of Lord Shiva would legitimise illegal constructions by the organisation. ... read..


 
Bhattcharya joins as ED of Indian Bank
Chennai | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
Mr M K Bhattacharya joined as Executive Director of Indian Bank on February 18. Prior to his joining in the Indian Bank, he was working as a CGM-cum-Chief Risk Officer in State Bank of Travancore. A bank statement here today said Mr Bhattacharya was ... read..


 
Dinakaran confident of dissidents returning back to AIADMK fold
Chennai | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
Newly appointed AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T T V Dinakaran today exuded confidence that those who had defected to the rebel camp led by former CM O Panneerselvam would return back to the 'mother movement'. Talking to reporters after assuming c ... read..


 
Jaya photo not released as per her request : Apollo
Chennai | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
Apollo Hospitals today informed the Madras High Court that it did not release the photo of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during her hospitalisation as she had requested them not to do so. When the PIL seeking an inquiry into the mystery surr ... read..


 
Stalin leaves for Delhi to meet Prez
Chennai | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
Leader of the Opposition and DMK Working President M K Stalin today left for New Delhi to meet President Pranab Mukherjee and explain to him the incidents that took place in the State Assembly during the trust vote which was won by Chief Minister Edapp ... read..


 
TN CM to launch massive tree planting prog to mark Jaya birthday
Chennai | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will launch a massive tree planting programme tomorrow to mark the 69th birth anniversary of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Official sources said the Chief Minister would launch the campaign ''gr ... read..


 
TN IG Intelligence transferred again
Chennai | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
A little over a week after he was brought back as IG, Intelligence, senior IPS officer S Dadidsan Devasirvatham was transferred from the post today with immediate effect. An official release here said he was transferred and posted as IG, Welfare, C ... read..


 
Chennai Bullion Market Closing Rates
Chennai | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
Following are the closing rates in the Chennai Bullion Market today. 1 Gm Gold : 22 Ct Rs 2,824 1 Gm Silver : Rs 46.10 10 Gm Gold : 24 Ct Rs 29,730 1 Kg Silver : Rs 43,055 UNI ADB 1540 ... read..


 
Celebrate Jaya birth anniversary in a grand manner : Sasikala to AIADMK cadres
Chennai | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
On the eve of the first birth anniversary of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, her long time close aide and AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala today urged the party cadres to celebrate it in a grand manner by conducting welfare events for the pe ... read..


 
Tiruppur housewife wins Rs One lakh under Lucky GrahakYojana
Chennai | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
A 29-year-old house wife from Tiruppur district of Tamil Nadu has won Rs One lakh under Lucky Grahak Yojana for promoting digital payments post demonetisation. Twentynine-year-old Jayanthi is an ambitious homemaker, who had recently enrolled into a ... read..


 
Seven footboard travellers fall from moving EMU train, three killed
Chennai | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
Three commuters were killed and four others injured when they fell off from a moving Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) train between Palavanthangal and St Thomas Mount railway stations on the Chennai Beach -Chengalpet-Tirumalpur section today. Governmen ... read..


 
NPLs to affect Axis, ICICI banks' credit profiles: Moody's
Chennai | Thursday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
Global credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service on Thursday said continuing to increase non-watch list Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) would put pressure on Axis and ICICI banks' credit profiles. ... read..


 
Dry weather prevailed over Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep
Chennai | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
Following is the summary of observations recorded by the weather office here at 0830 hrs today. Dry weather prevailed over Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep. Description of temperature: Minimum temperature record ... read..


 
Chennai Oil Market Rates
Chennai | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
Following are the rates in the Chennai Oil Market today. Castor 9400 Gingelly 1350 Ground Nut 1150 Coconut 2355/2432 Vanaspathi 1170/1180 Kernal 5600 Oilcakes Ground Nut 2050 UNI ADB 1135 ... read..


 
Chennai Bullion Market Opening Rates
Chennai | Thursday, Feb 23 2017 IST
Following are the Opening Rates in the Chennai Bullion Market today. 1 Gm Gold : 22 Ct Rs 2,827 1 Gm Silver : Rs 46.30 10 Gm Gold : 24 Ct Rs 29,760 1 Kg Silver : Rs 43,295 UNI ADB1145 ... read..


 
Singapore to woo Tamil movie producers (Lead)
Chennai | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
The Singapore Tourism Board on Wednesday said is planning to attract Tamil movie producers to shoot their movies in that country, as it has been several decades since a Tamil movie was produced with Singapore figuring in the story plot. ... read..


 
'Demonetisation to spark VC interest in Indian fintech firms'
Chennai | Wednesday, 2017 6:45:06 PM IST
The increase in digital payments by Indians following the demonetisation of old notes is expected to interest venture capital funds to invest in firms operating in the payments and mobile wallet sectors, consultancy firm KPMG said. ... read..


 
HC adjourns DMK plea against Trust Vote to Feb 27
Chennai | Wednesday, Feb 22 2017 IST
The Madras High Court today adjourned to February 27, a petition filed by leader of the Opposition and DMK Working President M K Stalin seeking to declare the Saturday's Trust vote won by the Chief Minister in the State Assembly as null and void. In ... read..


 
Six ISIS suspects 'hiding in city'
Chennai | Wednesday, Feb 22 2017 IST
Following the arrest of Mohammad Iqbal, a city based ISIS suspect, a team from Rajasthan Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) has landed in the city to look out for six others, who were suspected to have links with the terror outfit. The team today visited Ma ... read..


 
TN CM forms panel to revise pay scales of govt employees
Chennai | Wednesday, Feb 22 2017 IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today constituted a Committee to examine revision of pay scales to the State government employees and pensioners following the Centre's decision on the recommendations of the seventh pay commission. In ... read..


 
Dry weather prevailed over Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep
Chennai | Wednesday, Feb 22 2017 IST
Following is the summary of observations recorded by the weather office here at 0830 hrs today. Dry weather prevailed over Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep. Description of temperature: Minimum temperature record ... read..


 
Singapore Tourism Board to woo Tamil movie producers
Chennai | Wednesday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
The Singapore Tourism Board is planning to attract Tamil movie producers to shoot their movies in that country, as it has been several decades since a Tamil movie was produced with Singapore figuring in the story plot, said a top official here on Wednesda ... read..


 
Madras HC adjourns Stalin's plea against trust vote
Chennai | Wednesday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
Declining to pass any interim order to put on hold or annul the trust vote won by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami in the assembly, the Madras High court on Wednesday adjourned till February 27 the case filed by DMK leader M.K. Stalin. ... read..


 
Madras HC seeks video proof of TN CM Palaniswami's trust vote
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | February 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Madras High Court on Wednesday sought credible evidence to prove that the AIADMK MLAs were held captive in a resort in Kuvathoor and also the video evidence of the proceedings in the Tamil Nadu Assembly during Chief Minister's Edapadi Palaniswami's tr ... read..


 
Chennai Oil Market Rates
Chennai | Wednesday, Feb 22 2017 IST
Following are the rates in the Chennai Oil Market today. Castor 9400 Gingelly 1350 Ground Nut 1150 Coconut 2355/2432 Vanaspathi 1170/1180 Kernal 5600 Oilcakes Ground Nut 2050 UNI RSS1310 ... read..


 
Trisha excited about 'Saamy 2'
Chennai | Wednesday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Actress Trisha on Wednesday shared her excitement over signing the sequel to 2003 Tamil actioner "Saamy". She will reunite with actor Vikram and director Hari for the third time. ... read..


 
Cinema has made me stronger: Shruti Haasan (Interview) (With Image)
Chennai | Wednesday, 2017 12:45:06 PM IST
The glitz and glamour of cinema can change a person, but not the multifaceted Shruti Haasan, who believes it has only made her stronger. She says she is still the same person who enjoys doing what she likes and remains accessible to her friends. ... read..


 
TN Power Tussle: DMK petition challenging trust vote adjourned to Monday
Chennai [India] | February 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Madras High Court on Monday adjourned to Monday the DMK's plea seeking to declare null and void, the vote of confidence in the Tamil Nadu Assembly by Chief Minister EK Palanisamy. ... read..


 
DMK observes fast to condemn attack on its MLAs in Assembly
Chennai | Wednesday, Feb 22 2017 IST
The Opposition DMK today observed a state-wide day long fast to condemn the Saturday's violent incidents in the Tamil Nadu Assembly when the DMK MLAs were allegedly assaulted and evicted during the trust vote won by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswa ... read..


 
Stalin leads protest against TN Speaker's trust vote decision
Chennai | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:05 AM IST
The DMK party under the leadership of Working President M. K. Stalin is on Wednesday holding a day long hunger strike against the events inside Tamil Nadu assembly on February 18. ... read..


 
Bank strike on Feb 28 stands, conciliation meeting with CLC yields no result
Chennai | Tuesday, Feb 21 2017 IST
The proposed one-day nation-wide bank strike on February 28 called by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), a umbrella forum represented by five workmen unions and officers' associations ( AIBEA, AIBOC, NCBE, AIBOA, BEFI, INBEF, INBOC, NOBW and N ... read..


 
Sasikala to serve one more year in jail if she fails to pay Rs. 10 crore fine
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | February 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V.K. Sasikala, serving a four-year jail term after her conviction in a disproportionate assets case, will have to serve an extra year in prison if she fails to pay the Rs. 10 crore fine i ... read..


 
Bank strike on Feb 28 stands, conciliating meeting with CLC yields no result
Chennai | Tuesday, Feb 21 2017 IST
The proposed one-day nation-wide bank strike on February 28 called by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), a umbrella forum represented by five workmen unions and officers' associations ( AIBEA, AIBOC, NCBE, AIBOA, BEFI, INBEF, INBOC, NOBW and NOB ... read..


 
Universal PDS to continue : Minister
Chennai | Tuesday, Feb 21 2017 IST
Tamil Nadu Food Minister R Kamaraj today said the Universal Public Distribution System (PDS), in which rice is supplied to all rice cardholders without any discrimination and inaugurated by former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, will continue. The intro ... read..


 
Conviction of Jaya not deterred AIADMK camps for claiming heirship
Chennai | Tuesday, Feb 21 2017 IST
The conviction of former Chief Minister J Jayalaltihaa by the Supreme Court in disproportionate assets case has not deterred the two camps of the AIADMK from claiming heirship for her legacy. In fact, the teams led by V K Sasikala and O Panneerselvam ... read..


 
Conduct civic polls before 14 May: HC to SEC
Chennai | Tuesday, Feb 21 2017 IST
The Madras High Court today directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to complete local body elections in Tamil Nadu before May 14. A Division Bench of Justices Nooty Ramamohana Rao and S M Subramaniam asked the SEC to start the process by April 15 ... read..


 
ISIS suspect grilled by Rajasthan IA
Chennai | Tuesday, Feb 21 2017 IST
An ISIS suspect from the city is being grilled by the Rajasthan Intelligence Agency (IA) after he had been arrested here last month. Based on a tip off from Rajasthan Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS), the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials ... read..


 
CM announces Rs 2,247 cr towards drought relief
Chennai | Tuesday, Feb 21 2017 IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today announced Rs 2,247 crore as drought relief for farmers in the State. In a statement here, he said that Tamil Nadu is facing the worst ever drought in the last 140 years, since just 168.03 mm ... read..


 
Palaniswami announces Rs 2,247 cr for farmers
Chennai | Tuesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday announced a Rs 2,247 crore financial package for drought-hit farmers in the state. ... read..


 
One million bankers to strike work on February 28
Chennai | Tuesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
Around one million bankers will go on strike on February 28 following the failure of conciliation talks between the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) and the management, a union leader said on Tuesday. ... read..


 
DMK to move censure motion against TN Speaker
Chennai | Tuesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Tamil Nadu's major opposition party DMK on Tuesday announced its decision to move a no confidence motion against assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal. ... read..


 
Chennai Bullion Market Closing Rates
Chennai | Tuesday, Feb 21 2017 IST
Following are the closing rates in the Chennai Bullion Market today. 1 Gm Gold : 22 Ct Rs 2,819 1 Gm Silver : Rs 46.10 10 Gm Gold : 24 Ct Rs 29,670 1 Kg Silver : Rs 43,085 UNI RSS1520 ... read..


 
Isha Foundation to erect 112 feet Shiva idols in India
Chennai | Tuesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
The Isha Foundation plans to have 112-foot tall faces of Hindu God Shiva or `Adiyogi' in the other three regions of the country - east, north and west - while the first one has been set up in Coimbatore, said Foundation founder Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. ... read..


 
Fun to work with Murli Sharma: Harish Shankar
Chennai | Tuesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Filmmaker Harish Shankar on Tuesday said it is fun to work with actor Murli Sharma, who plays a pivotal role in his upcoming Telugu action-drama "Duvvada Jaggandham". ... read..


 
Madras HC directs state EC to conduct civic polls by May 14
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | February 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to hold local body elections by before May 14. ... read..


 
Jayam Ravi to train in horse riding, sword fighting
Chennai | Tuesday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
Actor Jayam Ravi will begin work on Rs 150 crore Tamil historic drama "Sanghamitra" later this year. He says the project will require him to learn horse riding and sword fighting. ... read..


 
Chennai Oil Market Rates
Chennai | Tuesday, Feb 21 2017 IST
Following are the rates in the Chennai Oil Market today. Castor 9400 Gingelly 1350 Ground Nut 1150 Coconut 2355/2432 Vanaspathi 1170/1180 Kernal 5600 Oilcakes Ground Nut 2050 UNI RSS1135 ... read..


 
Each lead character in 'Samantha Kamani' is special: Sriram (With Image)
Chennai | Tuesday, 2017 12:15:06 PM IST
Actors Sundeep Kishan, Sudheer Babu, Aadi and Nara Rohith have teamed up for upcoming Telugu crime-comedy "Samantha Kamani", and its director Sriram Adittya says there is something special about each of their characters. ... read..


 
'Kanavu Variyam' will inspire dreamer in us: Arun Chidambaram (With Image)
Chennai | Tuesday, 2017 12:15:05 PM IST
Debutant director Arun Chidambaram says his two Remi Award-winning Tamil drama "Kanavu Variyam", which hits the screens on Friday, is a simple film which will inspire the dreamer in all of us. ... read..


 
Shruti Haasan resumes 'Katamarayudu' shoot
Chennai | Tuesday, 2017 12:15:05 PM IST
Actress Shruti Haasan on Tuesday said she has returned to the sets of Pawan Kalyan-starrer upcoming Telugu actioner "Katamarayudu" after a brief hiatus. ... read..


 
Chennai Bullion Market Opening Rates
Chennai | Tuesday, Feb 21 2017 IST
Following are the opening rates in the Chennai Bullion Market today. 1 Gm Gold : 22 Ct Rs 2,824 1 Gm Silver : Rs 46.30 10 Gm Gold : 24 Ct Rs 29,730 1 Kg Silver : Rs 43,285 UNI RSS1040 ... read..


 
TN Power Tussle: Madras HC to hear DMK's plea challenging trust vote today
Chennai [India] | February 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Madras High Court today will hear the DMK's plea seeking to declare null and void, the vote of confidence in the Tamil Nadu Assembly by Chief Minister EK Palaniswami. ... read..


 
TN CM Palanisamy announces five welfare schemes promised by Jayalalithaa
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | February 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
On the very first of assuming office as the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, E. Palanisamy, announced five welfare schemes, to fulfill the promises made by the late chief minister J. Jayalalithaa in her election manifesto. ... read..


 
DMK to bring no confidence motion in TN assembly against speaker
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | February 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Coming down heavily upon Tamil Nadu speaker for giving decision in Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palanisamy's favour, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin on Monday said his party will bring a no confidence motion against the speaker ... read..


 
Stalin calls people to protest against AIADMK government
Chennai | Monday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
DMK Working President M.K. Stalin on Monday called all to join the party's hunger protests on February 22 and added that the party would soon bring a no-confidence motion against the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker. ... read..


 
State Bank of India website goes generic
Chennai | Monday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
The State Bank of India (SBI) on Monday announced rebranding of its website as bank.sbi. ... read..


 
Gamesa bags 10 MW turbine order from Malayala Manorama group
Chennai | Monday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
The Indian subsidiary of Spanish wind turbine-maker Gamesa on Monday, announced it has bagged a 10 MW order from Malayala Manorama group. ... read..


 
Chennai to host World Junior Squash event next year
Chennai | Monday, Feb 20 2017 IST
For the third time since 2002, India will host the WSF World Junior Squash Championships next year in Chennai. The Men's and Women's World Junior Individual Championships will be held at the Indian Squash Academy from July 18 to 23, followed by the ... read..


 
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