Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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Hand sanitisers to come in Re 1 sachet
Chennai | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
After shampoo, pickles and other items, the time has come for hand sanitisers in a sachet. ... read..


 
Chennai varsity team develops washable, reusable mask
Chennai | Tuesday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
With masks in huge demand to protect against coronavirus, a team of researchers from Anna University said on Monday that it has developed a reusable and hence cost-effective mask made of polyester pile fabric. ... read..


 
Southern Railways begins work on isolation wards
Chennai | Monday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Three production units belonging to Southern Railways have been assigned the task of converting one train coach as an isolation ward for Coronavirus patients, said an official. ... read..


 
'TN will take care of people from Jharkhand and AP fishermen'
Chennai | Monday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Monday assured his Jharkhand counterpart Hemant Soren that the state will take care of the people who are stuck in Vellore. ... read..


 
IRDAI bans capital gearing treaties with reinsurers
Chennai | Monday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
Banning Capital Gearing treaties between primary and reinsurers, Indian insurance regulator has asked the insurers to phase out such treaties already entered with timelines. ... read..


 
Elderly couple in TN home delivered 10kg rice bags to poor
Chennai | Monday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Despite the nation being under lockdown to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, an 80-year-old couple - R. Sekkappan and S. Nagammai - in Madurai hit the ground to home deliver about 840 bags of 10kg rice to daily wagers in Okkur village in Sivaganga distri ... read..


 
Lockdown diaries: Shruti Haasan picks strong women as guests for online session
Chennai | Sunday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Actress-singer Shruti Haasan has been active on social media ever since the lockdown began a few days ago. She has been sharing recipes along with hair and skin care tips. The actress has now decided to go live on Instagram with interactions featuring sel ... read..


 
Youth Congress helps stranded J'khand labourers in Chennai
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | March 29, 2020 8:11:35 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Youth Congress workers came forward to help Jharkhand migrant labourers who were stuck here due to countrywide lockdown in view of coronavirus pandemic. ... read..


 
ISRO to design ventilators, make hand sanitisers
Chennai | Sunday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
Designing simple to operate ventilators, manufacturing of sanitisers, oxygen canisters and masks while putting on hold manufacture of rockets is what Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), part of ISRO, is doing to meet the emergency needs of the people and ... read..


 
Borrow from RBI and give Rs 1 lakh cr to states: TN CM to Modi
Chennai | Saturday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday requested the Central government to grant Rs 9,000 crore to the state for coronavirus impact relief works after borrowing from Reserve Bank of India. ... read..


 
TN CM lauds people who maintain social distance at market
Chennai | Saturday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday appreciated the people of Coimbatore for buying vegetables in a disciplined manner while following the required social distancing norms. ... read..


 
Tamil Nadu reports 2 new Coronavirus positive cases
Chennai | Saturday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu on Saturday reported two new Coronavirus positive cases while one affected person was fully cured and discharged. ... read..


 
Corona helmet, Chennai cops' unique way to dissuade lockdown defiers
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | March 28, 2020 5:11:35 PM IST
In a bid to spread awareness about the severity of the coronavirus pandemic, a local artist in collaboration with a police official here has made a unique 'Corona' helmet to dissuade commuters from coming out on the streets during the nationwide lockdown. ... read..


 
TN relaxes some restrictions, tightens others
Chennai | Saturday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palanniswami on Friday announced several new measures amid the lockdown, relaxing some restrictions and tightening some stipulations announced earlier. ... read..


 
Positive coronavirus cases in TN go up to 38 (Lead)
Chennai | Saturday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
The total number of coronavirus positive cases in Tamil Nadu have gone up to 38 with nine new cases being reported in the state on Friday, health officials said. ... read..


 
Southern Railway units making sanitisers, masks and cots
Chennai | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
With the shortage in hand sanitisers, masks, aprons and even cots in the market due to the spread of coronavirus pandemic, the various production units under Southern Railway have started making the same for captive use. ... read..


 
Chennai Port buys 67% stake from govt for Rs 2,383 crore
Chennai | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
The Chennai Port Trust on Friday acquired about 67 per cent stake held by the Central government in the country's first corporate port Kamarajar Port Ltd (KPL) for Rs 2,383 crore, said a top official of Chennai Port. ... read..


 
TN appoints 530 doctors, 1,000 nurses and 1,508 lab technicians
Chennai | Friday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Friday ordered filling up of vacancies by appointing 530 doctors, 1,000 nurses and 1,508 lab technicians and also press into service 200 new ambulance vans. ... read..


 
Six new corona positive cases in TN, total goes up to 35
Chennai | Friday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
The total number of coronavirus positive cases went up to 35 with six new cases being reported in Tamil Nadu, said National Health Mission- Tamil Nadu. ... read..


 
NBA academy players explore an alternate universe
Chennai | Friday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
Annual vacation for the student-athletes of the NBA academy couldnt have come at a better time. Back home after completing their 2019-20 term, Keralas Pranav Prince and Bengalurus Achintya Krishna are indulging in some reading, music and of course continu ... read..


 
PM enquires with TN CM on Covid measures
Chennai | Friday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday enquired with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on the steps taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state. ... read..


 
Drones to power fight against corona in Chhattisgarh, elsewhere
Chennai | Friday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
With the states across India pulling out all stops in the country's battle against coronavirus, a Chennai-based drone company too is using its technological innovations to tackle the scourge in Chhattisgarh capital Raipur and elsewhere. ... read..


 
TN govt appoints 500 doctors, 1000 nurses and 1508 lab technicians
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | March 27, 2020 4:41:37 PM IST
In view of the current situation of COVID-19, Tamil Nadu government on Friday issued appointment orders to 1508 lab technicians, 500 doctors and 1000 nurses for immediate joining. ... read..


 
Day 2 of corona lock down passes peacefully in TN (Roundup)
Chennai | Friday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
The second day of the 21-day nationwide lockdown passed off peacefully in Tamil Nadu with one more person testing coronavirus positive taking the total infected cases to 27 as the state government announced measures to ease people's lives. ... read..


 
TN government warns private banks against recovering dues
Chennai | Thursday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday warned of stringent action against private banks, self-help groups, and finance companies if they go on to collect interest on loans from small borrowers. ... read..


 
Nationwide lockdown grounds farmers in TN
Chennai | Thursday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
The 21-day nationwide lockdown to combat COVID-19 will have its impact on those cultivating vegetables, fruits, tea, paddy, flowers, inland fisheries and livestock, farmers in Tamil Nadu said. ... read..


 
FIDE stops Candidates Tournament in Russia midway
Chennai | Thursday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Global chess body FIDE on Thursday stopped the ongoing Candidates Tournament at Russia's Yekaterinburg owing to the country's decision to interrupt air traffic with other countries over the Coronavirus spread. ... read..


 
Kamal Haasan offers to convert his residence into hospital
Chennai | Thursday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan has offered to convert his residence here as a hospital to treat coronavirus patients. ... read..


 
3 new Coronavirus positive cases in TN take total to 26
Chennai | Thursday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu has reported three more positive cases of Coronavirus taking the total infected cases till date to 26. ... read..


 
TN turns silent on day one of lockdown (Roundup)
Chennai | Thursday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
With shops, offices and factories closed, Tamil Nadu turned silent on Wednesday, the first day of the 21-day lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to prevent the spread of coronavirus. ... read..


 
Ramadoss to give Rs 3 cr for purchase of medical equipments
Chennai | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Former Union Health Minister and Rajya Sabha member Anbumani Ramadoss on Wednesday announced allocation of Rs 3 crore from his Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) for purchase of medical equipments by the Tamil Nadu government to ... read..


 
Five test positive in TN for coronavirus, total 23
Chennai | Wednesday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu on Wednesday reported five new novel coronavirus positive cases, taking the total number of such patients in the southern state to 23. ... read..


 
Nation wide lockdown: TN turns silent
Chennai | Wednesday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
With shops, offices and factories closed, Tamil Nadu turned silent on Wednesday, the first day of the 21-day lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. ... read..


 
RRR motion poster and title revealed
Chennai | Wednesday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
The motion poster and logo of SS Rajamouli's much-awaited biggie "RRR" was launched online on Wednesday, day one of the 21-day lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ... read..


 
TN reports first coronavirus death (Lead)
Chennai | Wednesday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu on Wednesday woke up to the dreaded news of its first death of a coronavirus (COVID-19) patient in Madurai. ... read..


 
One person dies in TN due to Coronavirus infection
Chennai | Wednesday, 2020 1:15:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu on Wednesday woke up to the dreaded news of its first death of a Coronavirus/COVID-19 patient in Madurai. ... read..


 
Ashok Leyland acquires 3.62 pc stake in Hinduja Leyland Finance
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | March 25, 2020 12:11:34 PM IST
Ashok Leyland said on Wednesday it has acquired 1.7 crore shares of Rs 10 each constituting 3.62 per cent of the paid-up equity share capital of Hinduja Leyland Finance Ltd (HLFL). ... read..


 
Puducherry CM warns of jail for lockdown violation
Chennai | Wednesday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy on Tuesday warned of one-year jail term for people who violate the prohibitory orders issued till March 31 in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. ... read..


 
Staff without salaries, chess body officials busy checkmating rivals
Chennai | Tuesday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Even as All India Chess Federation (AICF) office-bearers seem busy in internal bickering and a game of oneupmanship, its employees are yet to get their February salaries and other outstanding payments remain to be cleared. ... read..


 
TN CM announces higher monthly pension, perks for law makers
Chennai | Tuesday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Tuesday announced an increase in medical allowance, pension and family pension for law makers involving an annual additional bill of about Rs 8.51 crore. ... read..


 
One month special pay for medical staff: TN CM
Chennai | Tuesday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Lauding the tireless services of doctors, nurses and others in attending to the patients suffering from Coronavirus, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday announced one month special pay for them. ... read..


 
Rajini, Suriya, Karthi, Vijay Sethupathi donate for daily wage workers
Chennai | Tuesday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
Superstar Rajinikanth has donated Rs 50 lakh for the wellbeing of daily wage workers of South Indian film industry in the time of complete shutdown owing to the coronavirus pandemic, according to reports. Several other top star of southern cinema includin ... read..


 
Coronavirus patients in Tamil Nadu goes up to 12
Chennai | Tuesday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu reported three more coronavirus positive cases taking the total number of infected persons to 12. ... read..


 
TN to provide cash of Rs 1,000, free ration to poor
Chennai | Tuesday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Free supplies of ration, cash assistance of Rs 1,000 are some of the measures that have been announced by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday for the benefit of poor to tide over their livelihood problems owing to the lockdown of the state ... read..


 
Coronavirus: 113 brought from Malaysia to Tamil Nadu, 9 hospitalised
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | March 24, 2020 3:11:29 PM IST
Nine people, who have returned from Malayasia and were showing coronavirus symptoms, have been admitted to a hospital here on Monday. ... read..


 
Home quarantine stickers to be pasted in Chennai
Chennai | Tuesday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Minister for Municipal Administration S.P. Velumani here on Monday said stickers stating `Home Under Quarantine' would be pasted outside 3,000 houses, here. ... read..


 
Milling crowds wait at Chennai bus stand to go home
Chennai | Tuesday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
With Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami announcing that prohibitory orders would be declared in the state and inter or intra state travel prohibited from Tuesday 6 a.m. till March 31, the Koyembedu bus stand was crowded with people eager to reach th ... read..


 
Maharashtra woos tourists from Tamil Nadu
Chennai | Thursday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Home to world's third largest meteoritic impact crater - Lonar lake - about 350 forts, 29 wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, beaches, religious and heritage centres and others, Maharashtra is targeting to attract tourists from Tamil Nadu, said a top off ... read..


 
Over 150 rural bodies come together for holistic development
Chennai | Friday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Over 150 rural development organisations from 18 states have gathered here at an event to share their success experiences and exchange ideas on holistic rural development, said the founder of Mission Samriddhi, a social impact platform. ... read..


 
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