Friday, December 14, 2018

Madras HC quashes order for probe into construction of new secretariat
Chennai | Thursday, 2018 10:15:30 PM IST
The Madras High Court on Thursday quashed the Tamil Nadu government's order for a Directorate of Vigilance Anti-Corruption (DVAC) probe against DMK leaders for alleged irregularties in the construction of the new assembly-cum-secretariat building here. ... read..

Why should punitive action not be taken for violation of orders: CCI to chess body
Chennai | Thursday, 2018 10:15:15 PM IST
Convinced that the All India Chess Federation (AICF) has deliberately not complied with its July 2018 order, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has ordered the issuance of a notice to the chess body as to why punitive action should not be taken und ... read..

Recorded music licence fee collection up 30%: PPL
Chennai | Thursday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
Music licensing company PPL has said its revenue has registered a 30 per cent increase in the first half of this fiscal due to expanded membership base resulting in increased number of songs for licensing, rationalisation of licence fees, and effective co ... read..

Women increasingly travelling solo out of India
Chennai | Thursday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Indian travellers are showing interest in exploring newer destinations like Eastern Europe, South America, Spain and others, said a senior group official of the multinational The Travel Corporation (TTC). ... read..

PPL expands base, to issue warning notice against unauthorised playing of music
Chennai | Wednesday, 2018 7:45:06 PM IST
With the New Year fast approaching, the Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) will first issue public notice for hotels, night clubs and other establishments to get a proper licence from it for playing copyrighted music, said a top company official. ... read..

India to launch GSAT 7 satellite for Indian Air Force
Chennai | Wednesday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
India will be launching GSAT 7A, a military communication satellite for the Indian Air Force (IAF), on December 19 with its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk II) rocket, said Indian space agency. ... read..

Ashok Leyland ties up with Israeli defence co Elbit Systems
Chennai | Wednesday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland Ltd on Wednesday said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with defence systems company Elbit Systems in Israel. ... read..

ICF plans to roll out 10 Train 18 trainsets
Chennai | Tuesday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
The Chennai-based Integral Coach Factory (ICF), which rolls out trains and coaches, hopes to make two more trainsets in Train 18 design this fiscal and ramp it up to eight in the next, a top official said on Tuesday. ... read..

Directing Mohanlal has been the highlight of my career: Prithviraj
Chennai | Tuesday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Popular Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran, who is making his directorial debut with "Lucifer", says directing superstar Mohanlal in the project has been his career's biggest highlight. ... read..

Urjit Patel's resignation signals dangerous trend: AIBEA
Chennai | Tuesday, 2018 11:15:04 AM IST
Although the All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) had earlier demanded RBI Governor Urjit Patel's resignation, his calling it quits on Monday has left the banking body shocked and disturbed and it has termed it a "dangerous trend". ... read..

Siddaganga seer Shivakumara Swami stable, recovering
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | December 11, 2018 7:41:29 AM IST
Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga Mutt was recovering well from the operation he underwent at Dr Rela Institute and Medical Centre here and is communicating well. He underwent an operation at the hospital on December 8 to treat his liver and bile duct infec ... read..

Must have been reasons for Patel's resignation: C. Rangarajan
Chennai | Monday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
Former Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) C. Rangarajan on Monday said he was "saddened" and "surprised" at the resignation of RBI Governor Urjit Patel. ... read..

Madras HC stays Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Thanjavur temple event
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | December 7, 2018 8:11:34 PM IST
The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Friday stayed a two-day event organised by spiritual leader and founder of Art of Living (AOL) Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur district. ... read..

Eicher Motor to further beef up its global market share with new 650cc bikes
Chennai | Friday, 2018 3:45:05 PM IST
With two new 650cc motorcycles, Eicher Motors Ltd now hopes to further consolidate and grow its market share in the global mid-weight motorcycles (250cc to 750cc) segment, said a senior company official. ... read..

Stalin opposes Centre's stand on construction of reservoir across river Cauvery
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | December 7, 2018 12:11:38 AM IST
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin on Thursday said that the party will not accept the Centre's stand on permitting the Karnataka government to construct a reservoir across river Cauvery at Mekedatu. ... read..

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