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HDFC Bank declares 13% dividend on Rs 17,486 cr net profit
Chennai | Saturday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
Private HDFC Bank on Saturday said it closed last fiscal with a net profit of Rs 17,486.75 crore. ... read..


 
DRI busts diesel smuggling racketin Andhra, TN
Chennai | Saturday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has busted a diesel smuggling racket in the guise of mineral spirit by some operators based in Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh and here, an official statement said on Saturday. ... read..


 
AIADMK to contest 3 seats, announce nominees for Karnataka Assembly poll
Chennai | Saturday, Apr 21 2018 IST
The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Saturday announced candidates for three seats it would contest in the next month's Karnataka Assembly election. The party has nominated AIADMK Karnataka State Secretary M P Yuvaraj as the candidate for Gandhi Nagar, R P ... read..


 
Bullion Market Closing Rates
Chennai | Saturday, Apr 21 2018 IST
Following is the bullion markets closing rate here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct : 3,001 1 Gm Silver 43.80 UNI ADB1525 ... read..


 
Dry weather prevailed over north interior Karnataka
Chennai | Saturday, Apr 21 2018 IST
Following is the summary of observations recorded by the weather office here at 0830 hrs today. Rainfall occurred at a few places over Lakshadweep, South interior Karnataka and at isolated places over Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Coastal Karnataka, Coastal A ... read..


 
Five days after Madras HC allowed mercy killing, ailing temple elephant dies
Chennai | Saturday, Apr 21 2018 IST
Five days after the Madras High Court allowed mercy killing (euthanasia) of an ailing temple elephant at Salem, the 43-year-old jumbo died on Saturday morning after battling life for more than an year due to a disease in its left foreleg that could not be ... read..


 
Summer camp on Horse Riding for kids from Apr 24 to May 31
Chennai | Saturday, Apr 21 2018 IST
The Madras School of Equitation Trust would be organizing a Horse Riding Camp for Kids during this summer holidays from April 24 to May 31. A release from the Trust on Saturday said the horse riding camp would offer children the opportunity and experienc ... read..


 
Heat wave grips several parts of TN, high tides, rough sea warning for southern districts
Chennai | Saturday, Apr 21 2018 IST
Even as two weeks remain for the onset of the peak summer season 'Kathiri', several parts of Tamil Nadu has been reeling under intense heat wave conditions, with the mercury level crossing the 100 Deg F in at least eight districts, even as INCOIS has war ... read..


 
Bullion Market Opening Rates
Chennai | Saturday, Apr 21 2018 IST
Following is the bullion markets opening rate here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct : 3,001 1 Gm Silver : 43.80 UNI ADB1045 ... read..


 
IOB inks information utility pact with NeSL
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | April 21, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Indian Overseas Bank (IOB), one of the leading public sector banks, on Friday entered into an agreement for information utility services with the National E-Governance Services Limited (NeSL). ... read..


 
Rajinikanth's 'kaala' to release this June
Chennai, (Tamil Nadu) [India] | April 21, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Thalaiva Rajnikanth's upcoming Tamil gangster movie 'Kaala' is all set for a June 7 release. ... read..


 
S.Rly section engineer convicted in graft case
Chennai | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
A Special Court trying CBI cases on Friday convicted a Senior Section Engineer of Southern Railway (SR) and awarded two years Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) in connection with a bribery case. Delivering the verdict, VIII Special Judge for CBI cases A Thirune ... read..


 
Joshna wins, Dipika loses at PSA event in Egypt
Chennai | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
Returning to the professional circuit after a good stint at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal had contrasting first round experience in the El Gouna International 2018, a PSA world series event here on Friday. While J ... read..


 
Comedian S.Ve.Shekhar apologies for Facebook forward
Chennai | Friday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
Under all-round attack, actor-turned-politician S.Ve.Shekhar on Friday apologised for forwarding a message that was defamatory of women journalists on his Facebook page. ... read..


 
Chennai Journalists stage protest against BJP leader for derogatory post
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | April 20, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Journalists of Tamil Nadu's Chennai city on Friday staged a protest near state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office against party leader S. Ve Shekher's derogatory post shared on social media against a woman journalist. ... read..


 
Nine states/UTs warned of rough seas in next two days
Chennai | Friday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
Nine coastal states and islands have been warned about rough seas over the next two days, a senior Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)official said on Friday. ... read..


 
Jayakumar slams Raja, Shekhar, say action will be taken if complaints recd
Chennai | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
Senior AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar on Friday promised that action would be taken against BJP leaders ---H Raja and S Ve Shekher if complaints were received against them for posting controversial and derogatory tweets again ... read..


 
National Centre for Coastal Research unveiled, to address societal needs
Chennai Apr 20 | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
Union Ministry of Earth Sciences Secretary Dr M Rajeevan on Friday unveiled the National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR) at a function held National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) campus here. An official release said the Integrated Coastal and ... read..


 
Bullion Market Closing Rates
Chennai | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
Following is the bullion markets closing rate here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct 2,995 1 Gm Silver - 43.50 UNI RSS1505 ... read..


 
Stalin greets AP CM Chandrababu Naidu on his birthday
Chennai | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
DMK Working President M K Stalin on Friday greeted Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on his birthday and urged him to continue to speak for states' rights and federal autonomy. Mr Stalin tweeted ''I convey my birthday greetings to @ncbn a ... read..


 
Fishermen advised not to venture for fishing due to rough sea conditions : Satyagopal
Chennai | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
With the sea conditions expected to very rough during the next two days, the Tamil Nadu government has advised fishermen, especially those in southern Ramanathapuram and Kanniyakumari districts, not to venture in the sea from tomorrow. Commissioner of ... read..


 
Chennai Oil Market Rates
Chennai | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
Following are the rates in the Chennai Oil Market here today. Castor 10,300 Gingelly 1800 Ground Nut 1065 Coconut 3330/3581 Vanaspathi 1330/1350 Kernal 4250/4300 Oilcakes Ground ... read..


 
Bullion Market Opening Rates
Chennai | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
Following is the bullion markets opening rate here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct 2,996 1 Gm Silver - 43.80 UNI RSS1055 ... read..


 
Panneerselvam meets 15th Finance Commission Chairman (Lead)
Chennai | Thursday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Thursday met N.K. Singh, Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission, in New Delhi and put across the state's views on the latter's Terms of Reference (ToR), an official said. ... read..


 
Panneerselvam meets 15th Finance Commission Chairman
Chennai | Thursday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam on Thursday met N.K.Singh, Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission in Delhi and put across the state's views on the the latter's Terms of Reference (ToR). ... read..


 
Empty ATMs: RBI Governor should quit, demands AIBEA
Chennai | Thursday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
The All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) on Thursday demanded Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel quit as the central bank is grossly negligent on several issues, including the cashless ATMs across the country. ... read..


 
Special train takes CSK fans to Pune
Chennai | Thursday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
Exiled from Chennai after protests on the Cauvery waters issue, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) sponsors have taken a few hundred of their die-hard fans to their new home Pune for the Friday match against Rajasthan Royals. ... read..


 
Bullion Market Closing Rates
Chennai | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST
Following is the bullion markets closing rate here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct 3,005 1 Gm Silver - 43.80 UNI RSS1515 ... read..


 
Chennai Oil Market Rates
Chennai | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST
Following are the rates in the Chennai Oil Market here today. Castor 10,300 Gingelly 1800 Ground Nut 1065 Coconut 3330/3550 Vanaspathi 1330/1350 Kernal 4200 Oilcakes Ground nut ... read..


 
Bullion Market Opening Rates
Chennai | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST
Following is the bullion markets opening rate here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct 3,003 1 Gm Silver - 43.70 UNI RSS1100 ... read..


 
DMK to continue its protest against Governor
Chennai | Wednesday, 2018 6:45:06 PM IST
DMK leader M.K.Stalin in Wednesday said that his party would continue protesting against Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, till he is recalled by the the Central government. ... read..


 
Chidambaram asks BJP to explain stand on Raja's remarks
Chennai | Wednesday, 2018 6:15:06 PM IST
Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday asked the BJP to make its stand clear on the statement of its Tamil Nadu leader H. Raja, calling DMK MP Kanimozhi an illegitimate child of party chief M. Karunanidhi. ... read..


 
TN BJP leader triggers fresh row
Chennai | Wednesday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
BJP National Secretary H. Raja triggered a new controversy on Wednesday when he made a veiled attack on DMK MP Kanimozhi, calling her an "illegitimate" child of party chief M. Karunanidhi. ... read..


 
Elderly couple murdered in city, killer arrested
Chennai | Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 IST
An elderly couple were found murdered in their house at Kottivakkam area in the city on Wednesday morning. Police have arrested the killer, within a few hours, thanks to the CCTV cameras installed in their building. Police said the deceased Mayandi (73) ... read..


 
Bullion Market Closing Rates
Chennai | Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 IST
Following is the bullion markets closing rate here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct 2,992 1 Gm Silver - 42.40 UNI VS 1515 ... read..


 
Rainfall occurred at many places over Lakshadweep
Chennai | Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 IST
Following is the summary of observations recorded by the weather office here at 0830 hrs today. Rainfall occurred at many places over Lakshadweep, at a few places over Kerala and South interior Karnataka and at isolated places over Tamil Nadu, Coastal And ... read..


 
Ashok Leyland looking at Rs 5,100 cr revenue from defence orders
Chennai | Wednesday, 2018 3:45:07 PM IST
Commercial vehicle major Ashok Leyland Ltd is expecting a revenue of around Rs 5,100 crore in six years on the basis of orders in hand from the Indian defence sector, a company official said on Wednesday. ... read..


 
After pat on cheek sparks outrage, TN Governor apologizes (Lead)
Chennai | Wednesday, 2018 3:45:07 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday apologized to a woman journalist whose cheeks he patted after a press conference, triggering widespread criticism. ... read..


 
TN Guv express regret, tender apology for patting woman journo on her cheek
Chennai | Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 IST
In the wake of mounting criticisms, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday expressed regret and tendered an apology to a woman journalist for patting her cheek at the end of his press meet at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday. In response to a letter se ... read..


 
TN journalists denounce Governor for 'patting' lady reporter
Chennai | Wednesday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Tamil Nadu journalists have demanded an unconditioned apology from Governor Banwarilal Purohit for patting the cheek of a senior lady journalist at the end of a press conference. ... read..


 
TN Guv pats woman journo on her cheek, lands in fresh row, draws ire from media, pol parties demand his recall
Chennai | Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 IST
Amid allegations of his name being linked to the audio tape of a private college lady professor luring some students to offer sexual favours to higher officials of the state owned Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, after d ... read..


 
Chennai Oil Market Rates
Chennai | Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 IST
Following are the rates in the Chennai Oil Market here today. Castor 10,300 Gingelly 1800 Ground Nut 1065 Coconut 3330/3550 Vanaspathi 1330/1350 Kernal 4200 Oilcakes Ground nut ... read..


 
Bullion Market Opening Rates
Chennai | Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 IST
Following is the bullion markets opening rate here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct 2,992 1 Gm Silver - 42.50 UNI KSR1020 ... read..


 
Centre in process to set up Cauvery management board: Tamil Nadu Governor
Chennai | Tuesday, 2018 10:15:08 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Tuesday said Cauvery issue was close to his heart and has been assured by Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari that the matter relating to the constitution of a river management board was under process. ... read..


 
Tamil Nadu Governor rules out resignation in wake of sex scandal
Chennai | Tuesday, 2018 10:15:08 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Tuesday ruled out his resignation in the wake of a raging controversy over a sex scandal in a college in the state involving an assistant professor, who allegedly sought to lure girls into sexual favours to "highe ... read..


 
CBCID to probe case against college teacher luring students to sex trade (Lead)
Chennai | Tuesday, 2018 7:45:07 PM IST
With political parties demanding a CBI probe into the alleged attempt at sexual trafficking of college students by a professor, the Tamil Nadu Police chief ordered the transfer of the case to the Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Department (CBCID). ... read..


 
''I haven't seen the face of Lady professor'' say TN Governor, CBI probe based on inquiry's report
Chennai | Tuesday, Apr 17 2018 IST
Strongly denying arrested lady professor Nirmala Devi's claim that she had access to him, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Tuesday said he had never seen her face and that there was no need for a CBI inquiry into the shocking incident of luring ... read..


 
FCI official, wife sentenced to 1 yr RI by CBI court in DA case
Chennai | Tuesday, Apr 17 2018 IST
A Special Court trying CBI cases on Tuesday convicted Food Corporation of India (FCI) DGM R Durairaj and his wife, also a Central government servant, and sentenced them to one year Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) in connection with the Rs 78 lakh disproportion ... read..


 
TN government to file review petition against SC/ST law dilution
Chennai | Tuesday, 2018 7:15:06 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday said it would file a review petition in the apex court against the dilution of some provisios of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. ... read..


 
SR Mechanical Department bags 'Best Department Shield'
Chennai | Tuesday, Apr 17 2018 IST
The Mechanical Department of Southern Railway (SR) has bagged the 'Best Department Shield' instituted by the Railway Board. SR General Manager R K Kulshrestha and Chief Workshop Engineer Shishir Dutt received the award at the 63rd Railway Week Celebrat ... read..


 
Dilution of SC/ST Act : TN Govt to file review petition in SC
Chennai | Tuesday, Apr 17 2018 IST
The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday announced that it would file a Review petition in the Supreme Court against the dilution of certain provisions of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. A decision to file the review plea was taken at a review me ... read..


 
Vandalur Zoo Mobile App launched
Chennai | Tuesday, Apr 17 2018 IST
Adapting to the rapidly advancing technology, the Arignar Anna Zoological Park (AAZP) at suburban Vandalur, popularly called as Vandalur Zoo, on Tuesday launched a Mobile App for android phone users. Christened 'Vandalur Zoo', the new App offers an inte ... read..


 
Stalin writes to PM seeking appointment on Cauvery issue
Chennai | Tuesday, Apr 17 2018 IST
DMK Working President M K Stalin on Tuesday sought an appointment from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apprise him of the prevailing situation in Tamil Nadu on the Cauvery issue and to urge him to set up the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) and the Cauvery ... read..


 
Bullion Market Closing Rates
Chennai | Tuesday, Apr 17 2018 IST
Following is the bullion markets closing rate here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct 2,978 1 Gm Silver - 42.20 UNI RSS1520 ... read..


 
Stalin writes to Modi seeking appointment
Chennai | Tuesday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
DMK leader M.K. Stalin on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an appointment on behalf of political parties, farmers associations, traders' groups and labour unions to appraise him of the Cauvery water dispute. ... read..


 
Governor, VC can't probe criminal cases, only CBI should: PMK leader
Chennai | Tuesday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
PMK leader S. Ramadoss on Tuesday said committees appointed by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit and the Vice Chancellor of Madurai Kamaraj University P.P. Chellathurai to probe an alleged sexual trafficking complaint were not legally valid. ... read..


 
CWG Squash medallists arrive to enthusiastic reception
Chennai | Tuesday, Apr 17 2018 IST
The silver medallists of Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal Karthik expressed happiness that they could help squash contribute to India's overall medals tally. The two, who arrived to an enthusiastic reception on Monday n ... read..


 
Chennai Oil Market Rates
Chennai | Tuesday, Apr 17 2018 IST
Following are the rates in the Chennai Oil Market here today. Castor 10,300 Gingelly 1940 Ground Nut 1065 Coconut 3330/3550 Vanaspathi 1330/1350 Kernal 4250/4350 Oilcakes Groun ... read..


 
Bullion Market Opening Rates
Chennai | Tuesday, Apr 17 2018 IST
Following is the bullion markets opening rate here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct 2,980 1 Gm Silver - 42.20 UNI RSS1050 ... read..


 
TN opposition to seek appointment with Modi for CMB
Chennai | Monday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
A meeting of opposition party leaders in Tamil Nadu, led by DMK, held here on Monday decided to seek an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain the problems faced by the farmers and urge him to set up Cauvery Management Board (CMB). ... read..


 
PKL: Tamil Thalaivas appoint Edachery Bhaskaran as chief coach
Chennai | Monday, 2018 8:15:07 PM IST
Chennai-based Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) franchise Tamil Thalaivas on Monday announced Edachery Bhaskaran as their chief coach for the upcoming sixth season, beginning in October. ... read..


 
Bharathiraja slams Rajini on Cauvery row, terms him as messenger of Karnataka
Chennai | Monday, Apr 16 2018 IST
Launching a blistering attack on actor Rajinikanth for justifying the April 10 police lathicharge against the protestors on the emotional Cauvery issue, filmmaker Bharathiraja on Monday described him as a "Messenger' of Karnataka and said he would be side ... read..


 
Madras HC allows mercy killing of ailing temple jumbo
Chennai | Monday, Apr 16 2018 IST
The Madras High Court on Monday allowed mercy killing (euthanasia) of an ailing temple elephant at Salem as the disease in its left foreleg could not be medically or surgically cured. When a plea filed by animal welfare activist S Muralidharan, seeki ... read..


 
Bullion Market Closing Rates
Chennai | Monday, Apr 16 2018 IST
Following is the bullion markets closing rate here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct 2,975 1 Gm Silver - 42.10 UNI VS 1630 ... read..


 
Ramadoss wants CBI probe into sexual exploitation of students
Chennai | Monday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss on Monday demanded the arrest of a college professor who is alleged to have tried to lure her students to extend "sexual favours" to top officials of a leading Tamil Nadu university. ... read..


 
Strict action against Woman Prof for 'luring' students to 'yield' to authorities of MKU varsity : Minister
Chennai | Monday, Apr 16 2018 IST
The Tamil Nadu Government on Monday promised stringent action against the Woman Professor of Devanga Arts College in Aruppukottai on the charges of persuading her students to 'yield' to sexual favours of higher ranking officials of the university, even a ... read..


 
TN CM announce cash awards to CWG medal winners
Chennai | Monday, Apr 16 2018 IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday announced cash awards to the medal winners from the State in the Commonwealth Games held at Gold Coast. In separate letters congratulating them for winning laurels to India and Tamil Nadu in part ... read..


 
Chennai Oil Market Rates
Chennai | Monday, Apr 16 2018 IST
Following are the rates in the Chennai Oil Market here today. Castor 10,300 Gingelly 1800 Ground Nut 1065 Coconut 3330/3550 Vanaspathi 1330/1350 Kernal 4200 Oilcakes Ground nut ... read..


 
Dilution of SC/ST Act : DMK, opposition parties stage protest demo
Chennai | Monday, Apr 16 2018 IST
The opposition parties on Monday staged a demonstration in the city to protest against the dilution of certain provisions of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The agitation, led by DMK Working President M K Stalin, was held in front of the Valluvar K ... read..


 
TN CM extend birthday greetings to Guv
Chennai | Monday, Apr 16 2018 IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday greeted Governor Banwarilal Purohit on the occasion of his birthday. The Chief Minister sent a bouquet of flowers and a letter to the Governor greeting him on the occasion. In the letter, Mr Pal ... read..


 
Bullion Market Opening Rates
Chennai | Monday, Apr 16 2018 IST
Following is the bullion markets opening rate here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct 2,975 1 Gm Silver - 42.10 UNI RSS1045 ... read..


 
ISRO completes final orbit raising operations of navigation satellite
Chennai | Monday, 2018 10:15:04 AM IST
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully carried out the fourth and final orbit raising operations of navigation satellite, IRNSS-1I, the space agency has said. ... read..


 
Tamannaah roped in for 'Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy'
Chennai | Monday, 2018 8:45:04 AM IST
"Baahubali" actress Tamannaah Bhatia is the latest inclusion to the cast of multi-lingual period drama "Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy". ... read..


 
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