Tuesday, June 15, 2021

TN must act against Vadatheru hydrocarbon project: Panneerselvam
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
AIADMK's chief coordinator O. Panneerselvam on Monday called upon Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin to take steps for immediate withdrawal of invitation of bids by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas for development of oil and gas fields in Vada ... read..

Panneerselvam to be Deputy Leader of Opposition in TN Assembly
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Senior AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam was on Monday elected Deputy Leader of the AIADMK legislative party, thus enabling him to be the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly. ... read..

AIADMK expels 17 leaders for having spoken to Sasikala
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
The AIADMK meeting held at the party headquarters here expelled 17 leaders including party spokesman V Pugazhendi for having contacted former interim general secretary VK Sasikala. Former Minister M Anandan and former Member of Parliament Chinnaswamy were ... read..

Bottomline back in black, IOB wants to be out of PCA (Lead)
Chennai | Monday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
With its bottomline back in black after a long time, the Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) has approached the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) seeking it be taken out of the Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) fold, a top official said. ... read..

PMK hits out at Stalin's decision to open TASMAC liquor shops
Chennai | Monday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
Founder of Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) S. Ramadoss in a tweet has said that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin's statement that opening TASMAC liquor shops would curb illicit liquor is unbelievable. It indicates that the state government had failed to cu ... read..

Kamal Haasan: Dasavatharam was declined by many directors who said they didn't understand it
Chennai | Monday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Kamal Haasan's Tamil action thriller "Dasavatharam" completes 13 years of release on Monday. ... read..

Stalin assures job to woman who donated gold sovereigns to relief fund
Chennai | Monday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has promised a job to a woman engineering graduate who had handed him 2 gold sovereigns as a donation for the Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund. ... read..

Dhanush was mentor for 'Jagame Thandhiram' songs: Composer Santhosh Narayanan
Chennai | Monday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
Composer Santhosh Narayanan of the upcoming Dhanush starrer "Jagame Thandhiram", says that the actor has been like a mentor during the creation of the film's soundtrack. ... read..

AKS Vijayan appointed TN govt's spl representative in Delhi
Chennai | Monday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
AKS Vijayan, a senior Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader and a former Member of Parliament, was appointed the Special Representative of the Tamil Nadu government in New Delhi on Monday. He will hold this office for a period of one year. ... read..

TN govt reclaims temple land worth Rs 160 cr in Chennai
Chennai | Monday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government has reclaimed land worth Rs 160 crore of the Kancheepuram Ekambareswar temple from a trust that ran the Seetha Kingston House Matriculation Higher Secondary School. ... read..

TATA AIA Life to bring in health & wellness products
Chennai | Monday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Tata AIA Life Insurance Company Limited (Tata AIA Life) on Monday said it closed last fiscal with a 34 per cent growth in its total premium income. ... read..

Renault Nissan vs Workers: Views of workers should be heard by TN
Chennai | Monday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
Union leaders in the automotive industries are of the view that Tamil Nadu's Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health should incorporate their views before submitting their inspection report to the Madras High Court. ... read..

Social Media activist arrested for defamatory content
Chennai | Monday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
Popular Social media commentator and supporter of AIADMK and BJP, Kishore K. Swamy was arrested by the Chennai city police on charges of circulating defamatory content against DMK leaders and former chief ministers C.N. Annadurai and M. Karunanidhi. He is ... read..

Stalin warns withdrawal of relaxations if norms are flouted
Chennai | Monday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has warned people of the state that the lockdown relaxations which have come into effect from Monday, could be withdrawn if the Covid-19 protocol norms are violated. ... read..

Panneerselvam elected deputy legislative party leader of AIADMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | June 14, 2021 6:14:37 PM IST
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Coordinator O Panneerselvam has been elected as Deputy Leader of the legislature party of the AIADMK in the Tamil Nadu Assembly. ... read..

Carelessly disposed face masks cause of worry for TN sanitation workers
Chennai | Monday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
As 27 districts of Tamil Nadu relax restrictions from Monday, the sanitation workers expect heavy workload compared to the lockdown period. What worries them most though are the carelessly disposed face masks that will soon start collecting. ... read..

IOB clocks Q4 net profit at Rs 350 crore
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | June 14, 2021 3:14:42 PM IST
Government-owned Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) on Monday reported a net profit of Rs 350 crore in the quarter ended March as against Rs 144 crore in the year-ago period. ... read..

Salons, tea shops, parks open in Chennai as part of COVID lockdown relaxations in Tamil Nadu
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | June 14, 2021 11:44:39 AM IST
Salons, beauty parlours, tea shops and government parks opened in Chennai on Monday as the relaxations announced by the Tamil Nadu government during the extended COVID-induced lockdown came into force. ... read..

Stalin urges PM Modi to cancel bids for hydrocarbon extraction in Cauvery basin
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | June 14, 2021 3:14:27 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking immediate directions to the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to cancel the bid process for extraction of hydrocarbon in Vadatheru Block of the Cauvery Basin i ... read..

Man selling arrack in mineral water bottles held in TN
Chennai | Sunday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
The closure of TASMAC shops and shortage of liquor in Tamil Nadu have led to the emergence of a large number of bootleggers from neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Puducherry turn up to supply Tamil Nadu's tipplers - in some innovative ways. ... read..

TN announces more easing of curbs in 27 districts from Monday
Chennai | Sunday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government announced more relaxations in 27 districts of the state including Chennai corporation following a decrease in the number of fresh Covid-19 cases as well as active cases in the state. ... read..

TN notifies Renault Nissan industrial dispute arbitration
Chennai | Sunday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
The Renault Nissan Automotive India Private Ltd and its workers union have created a history by going in for an arbitration to settle wage revision and other aspects, said a union official. ... read..

Thunderstorms, rain to continue in TN till June 16
Chennai | Sunday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
Thunderstorms and rain will continue to lash several districts of Tamil Nadu till June 16, according to the Meteorological Department. ... read..

Social distancing: TN govt officials inspect auto plants
Chennai | Sunday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
If the social distancing norms are to be followed strictly at car plants, then no vehicle can be rolled out. The companies have to consider the workers as frontline warriors, said union officials at different factories. ... read..

Security on high alert in TN after infiltration threats
Chennai | Sunday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu state police and Central intelligence agencies have stepped up vigil after threats of an armed group trying to infiltrate from Sri Lanka were received. ... read..

Panneerselvam urges Stalin to cut fuel prices
Chennai | Sunday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
AIADMK coordinator and former Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, O. Panneerselvam has demanded reduction in prices of petrol and diesel in the Tamil Nadu. ... read..

Stalin to meet PM Modi this week, request for more COVID vaccines
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | June 13, 2021 9:44:36 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian on Sunday said that the Chief Minister MK Stalin will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week and request for more COVID vaccines. ... read..

Sasikala belongs to Dhinakaran's AMMK not AIADMK, says C Ponnaiyan
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | June 13, 2021 3:14:32 AM IST
AIADMK leader C Ponnaiyan on Saturday claimed that former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's aide Sasikala is not a member of his party as she belongs to TTV Dhinakaran's Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK). ... read..

INOX to benefit as TN extends incentive period for new O2 plant
Chennai | Saturday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu government has extended the period of investment in setting up liquid medical oxygen plants to be eligible for special incentives till 31.12.2022. ... read..

TN BJP says state govt should not under report Covid deaths
Chennai | Saturday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu BJP President L. Murugan on Saturday urged the state government not to under-report Covid-19 deaths. ... read..

CG Power plans Rs 135 cr capex, to close some overseas subsidiaries
Chennai | Saturday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
CG Power Industrial Power Solutions Ltd has planned a capex of Rs 135 crore this fiscal, the company said. ... read..

Pharmacist suspended in TN's Tirupur for diverting vaccines
Chennai | Saturday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
The Tamil Nadu Public Health Department has suspended a pharmacist at an Urban Primary Health Centre (UPHC) at Tirupur for allegedly diverting vaccines meant for the UPHCs to inoculate workers of three private garment factories, a statement said on Friday ... read..

Child marriages on the rise in Tamil Nadu amid Covid: Study
Chennai | Saturday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
With the Covid pandemic creating a financial crisis and parents finding it difficult to make ends meet, girls under the marriageable age are being married off in the state. ... read..

TN extends lockdown till June 21, with some relaxations
Chennai | Saturday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Friday announced the extension of the lockdown by another week till June 21 with some relaxations that includes opening of liquor shops in 27 districts. ... read..

Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till June 21 with more relaxations
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | June 11, 2021 11:44:31 PM IST
Tamil Nadu government on Friday extended the COVID-induced lockdown by another week from June 14 till June 21 with more relaxations. ... read..

TVS Motor sold 9,601 mopeds in May
Chennai | Friday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
India's only moped manufacturer TVS Motor Company Ltd closed last month selling 9,601 units, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said on Friday. ... read..

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: PMK urges Stalin to request Guv for release of convicts
Chennai | Friday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder- president S. Ramadoss has urged Tamil Nadu Chief minister MK Stalin to write to the Governor for the release of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts. He said that the state government must petition the Governor ... read..

TN's Covid orphans mount to 1,400
Chennai | Friday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
The District Child Protection offices of Tamil Nadu have identified about 1,400 children in the state who have lost either one or both parents to the Covid-19 pandemic since the first wave hit the state. ... read..

Tamil Eelam state can be 'political, economic, defence base for India': Vaiko
Chennai | Friday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
MDMK general secretary and firebrand leader Vaiko has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make efforts to conduct a referendum among the global Tamil diaspora for a sovereign state of Tamil Eelam which alone could be the political, economic and defence ... read..

Socialism to wed Mamata Banerjee on Sunday as Communism & Leninism watch in TN
Chennai | Friday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
When parents choose names that are rare and symbolic, children become famous. ... read..

IFC to lend $150M to Kerala Infrastructure Investment Board
Chennai | Friday, 2021 4:15:07 PM IST
International Finance Corporation (IFC) part of the World Bank group plans a green financing package of $150 million to the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB). ... read..

Musician T.M. Krishna moves Madras HC against Centre's IT rules
Chennai | Friday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Renowned Carnatic musician T.M. Krishna, who is a vocal critic of the Narendra Modi government, on Thursday moved the Madras High Court against the new IT rules for social media platforms. ... read..

Fresh trouble for AIADMK as Sasikala says cannot be separated from party
Chennai | Friday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Indicating further trouble to the AIADMK, its former interim General Secretary V.K. Sasikala has said, in a leaked audio message to an AIADMK functionary, that she cannot be separated from the party. ... read..

TN may extend lockdown by a week on experts' advice
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government might extend the lockdown, which is in force in the state by one more week, with Chief Minister M.K. Stalin likely to make an announcement on this either later on Thursday or Friday morning. ... read..

Liquor smuggling on the rise in Tamil Nadu
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Indian-Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) smuggling has been witnessing a rapid rise in Tamil Nadu since the closure of TASMAC outlets due to the enforcement of the Covid-induced lockdown. ... read..

Covid positive Kabaddi player successfully undergoes liver transplant
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Perhaps in a first of its kind, doctors at the MGM Healthcare, on Thursday said they have successfully performed a live-donor liver transplant on a Covid positive national kabaddi player in coma with liver failure. ... read..

One arrested for smuggling gold at Chennai airport
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
One person was arrested at the Chennai International Airport while trying to smuggle in gold, said Commissioner of Customs, Chennai International Airport. ... read..

CREDAI officials want regulators for cement/steel sectors
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Citing the runaway prices of steel and cement, real estate developers are hoping that the central government set up a regulator for these two sectors, said top officials of Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Association of India (CREDAI). ... read..

TN taking steps to get back temple land from encroachers
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government which received a rebuke from the Madras High Court on Tuesday over the 'missing' 47,000 acres of temple land when compared to the land holdings between 1984 and 2019, is taking steps to retrieve the lost land. ... read..

Posters supporting OPS appears in south TN
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
Posters supporting AIADMK chief co-ordinator and former Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, have appeared in several parts of south Tamil Nadu, including his home district Theni and Tirunelveli. ... read..

TN assembly session to begin from June 21
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu assembly session will begin at the Kalaivanar Arangam from June 21 at 10 a.m. This was announced by the Speaker M. Appavu on Wednesday. ... read..

No entrance tests for admission to Class 11 in TN (Ld)
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Overturning its earlier decision, Tamil Nadu government has decided not to hold entrance exams for admission to Class 11 and instead increase the number of seats by 10-15 per cent in government and government-aided schools. ... read..

Cancel entrance tests for admission to Class 11: Panneerselvam
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu's former Chief Minister and AIADMK Coordinator O.Panneerselvam on Thursday urged the state government to cancel the entrance tests for admission to Class 11. ... read..

AIADMK leader files complaint over death threats from Sasikala supporters
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 4:15:07 AM IST
AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu minister C.Ve. Shanmugham on Wednesday lodged a police complaint, alleging that he was subjected to abusive calls and death threats ever since he declared that former party interim General Secretary V.K. Sasikala will n ... read..

Nilgiris admin seeks to make it India's first 100% Covid vaccinated
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
The administration of Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris is on an ambitious plan to make it the first totally Covid inoculated district of the country. ... read..

TN Political parties, NGOs to fight dumping of medical waste
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
With the possibility of a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic looming large, the unhindered dumping of bio-medical waste across the suburbs of Chennai on highways and water bodies have become a major issue in Tamil Nadu. Political parties like the VCK and ... read..

Indian Bank offers health plans to staff and family members
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Public sector Indian Bank on Wednesday said it has joined hands with integrated healthcare player Practo to offer its current and retired employees a health plan. ... read..

LIC Chairman Kumar's term extended
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
The Central Government on Wednesday extended Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) Chairman M.R. Kumar's term till March 13, 2022. ... read..

Vedanta's Sterlite Copper CEO Pankaj Kumar quits
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
The CEO of Sterlite Copper (copper smelter unit) Pankaj Kumar has quit Vedanta Ltd for personal reasons, said an official. ... read..

TN runs out of stock, halts vaccination
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
Vaccination in Tamil Nadu has come to a grinding halt as several districts have fallen short of the required doses in the state. 39 out of the 45 health units of the state reported a shortage of vaccines. ... read..

TN PE teacher held after alumni complain of sexual abuse
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
A physical education teacher, Annadurai, 52, working with a government-aided school in Myladuthurai, Tamil Nadu was arrested after three of the school's alumni complained of sexual harassment against him. ... read..

28 elephants in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve tested for Covid
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:06 AM IST
The Tamil Nadu forest department has collected the samples of 28 captive elephants at the Theppakadu elephant camp in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in Nilgiri district for Covid testing. ... read..

Protests continue in TN over 'The Family Man 2' web series
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Protests surrounding the "The Family Man 2" continued in Tamil Nadu with MDMK leader and Member of Parliament, Vaiko demanding Amazon Prime to stop screening of the web series, starring Manoj Bajpai, Priyamani and Samantha in the leading roles. ... read..

Stalin writes to 12 CMs to urge Centre for loan moratorium
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Tuesday urged his counterparts in 12 states to seek that the Central government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) provide a loan moratorium to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) due to the lockdown this y ... read..

Car makers' worker unions welcome Madras HC order
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
The worker unions in two major foreign automobile makers have welcomed the Madras High Court's order to the Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health to inspect auto units and arrive at a uniform guideline on maintenance of social distancing at the shop ... read..

Is Sasikala wooing Thevar community to take over AIADMK?
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Leader of Opposition in the Tamil Nadu assembly and former Chief Minister of the state, E. Palaniswami (EPS) had on Saturday met his former Deputy in the AIADMK government, O Panneerselvam (OPS) in a bid to break the ice, at a city hotel. ... read..

Devise uniform social distance norm for auto units: HC to TN govt
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
In a setback for the Renault Nissan Automotive India Private Ltd, the Madras High Court on Tuesday said it cannot alter the agreement reached earlier between the management and the workmen in the presence of an official from the Directorate of Industrial ... read..

Madurai Covid vax drive suspended due to shortage
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
Vaccination for Covid-19 has been temporarily suspended in Madurai district due to the shortage of doses. The Tamil Nadu Health Department has not received any information regarding the arrival of new stock of vaccines and the resumption of inoculation in ... read..

Stalin govt to give Covid cash relief to Transpeople
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government will begin distributing the first instalment of the Covid cash relief of Rs 2,000 to all Trasnpersons in the state which includes those who do not have a ration card. ... read..

PMK urges TN govt to make Tamil compulsory medium of instruction in schools
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
The founder leader of Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), S. Ramadoss, has called upon the Tamil Nadu government to bring in a legislation to make Tamil the compulsory medium of instruction in schools across the state. ... read..

Roca's acquisition of Sanit augurs well for Roca India to go behind the wall
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
Spanish sanitaryware major Roca's acquisition of Germany's Sanit will enable the former to offer behind the wall systems like concealed tanks, push-buttons and others in India, said a top official of Roca Bathroom Products Pvt Ltd. ... read..

TN Cong leader says China 'dominating' Sri Lanka, seeks security for state
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Congress Legislature Party leader in the Tamil Nadu assembly, K. Selvaperunthagai, has called upon the state government to pass a resolution urging the Centre to provide proper security to the state as China is dominating Sri Lanka. ... read..

New India Assurance posts Rs 1,604.69 cr net profit
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
The Mumbai-based New India Assurance Company Ltd on Monday said it closed last fiscal with a net profit of Rs 1,604.69 crore. ... read..

Madras HC against medical cure or change to LGBTIQAs' sexual orientation
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
The Madras High Court on Monday weighed against attempts to medically "cure" or change the sexual orientation of LGBTIQA people to heterosexual or the gender identity of transgender people to cisgender. ... read..

TN forms panel to decide criteria for Class 12 marks
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
The Tamil Nadu education department minister has constituted a committee to look into how Class 12 students can be awarded marks after the cancellation of the board examinations. ... read..

Ambulance drivers render yeoman service to Covid patients in TN
Chennai | Friday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Ambulance drivers in Tamil Nadu are determined a lot catering to transporting Covid patients from homes to hospitals as well as from private to government facilities and also addressing to the woes of the Covid patients' families. ... read..

This Limca Book of Record holder made saree using 25 natural fibres
Chennai | Sunday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
C. Sekar, a third generation weaver from Chennai's Anakaputhur had entered the Limca Book of Records in 2011 after he made a saree using 25 natural fibres including banana, jute, bamboo, pineapple and others and even got the appreciation from Prime minist ... read..

'Election King' Padmarajan now files papers against TN CM
Chennai | Monday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
History bears examples galore of monarchs, who after a series of battle defeats, would finally triumph. Tamil Nadu's self-styled "Election King" K. Padmarajan, however, offers a contrast. ... read..

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