Sunday, September 20, 2020

Farm Bills beneficial for farmers: Tamil Nadu CM
Chennai | Sunday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Saturday supported the three Bills on agriculture, saying he knew about farming and farmers' welfare "unlike DMK President MK Stalin". ... read..

DMK, allies to discuss farm Bills on Monday
Chennai | Saturday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
The principal opposition party in Tamil Nadu, the DMK has called a meeting of its alliance partners on Monday to discuss the three agriculture sector Bills passed by the Lok Sabha. ... read..

TN announces policies for cybersecurity, blockchain, AI
Chennai | Saturday, 2020 10:15:08 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Saturday announced new government policies related to cybersecurity, blockchain technology and artificial intelligence. ... read..

Tamil Nadu partners with Coursera to upskill 50k youth
Chennai | Saturday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation (TNSDC) on Saturday said it has partnered with leading online learning platform Coursera to train 50,000 unemployed youth during the Covid-19 crisis. ... read..

Centre's deadline to AICF warring factions nearing fast (Lead)
Chennai | Saturday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
The Indian chess team recently won the gold medal in the FIDE Online Olympiad and the players were greeted by The President, Vice President, Prime Minister, several ministers and other political leaders. ... read..

By Venkatachari Jagannathan
Chennai | Saturday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
Earlier this month, the Indian chess team won gold medal in the FIDE Online Olympiad and the players were greeted by The President, Vice President, Prime Minister, several ministers and other political leaders. ... read..

BJP workers injured after helium balloons explode during PM Modi's birthday celebrations in Chennai
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 19, 2020 4:42:23 PM IST
Over 30 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers sustained minor injuries after helium balloons exploded during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday celebrations in Chennai on September 17. ... read..

AIADMK executive meeting to be held on September 28
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 19, 2020 5:42:15 AM IST
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) executive meeting will be held on September 28 in Chennai. ... read..

Drone insurance: IRDAI panel queries unlimited 3rd party liability
Chennai | Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
The Indian insurance regulator's working group to look at insurance solutions for drones is not agreeable to the provision of unlimited third party liability as per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 for victims in accidents involving drones. ... read..

Actor Surya's comments avoidable, but no contempt: Madras HC
Chennai | Friday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
The Madras High Court on Friday said that cine actor Surya's comments on the judiciary could have been avoided and may have been "unnecessary and unwarranted", but ruled out initiation of contempt of court proceedings. ... read..

Allot 10K more seats under India BPO promotion scheme: TN CM
Chennai | Friday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Pointing out the success of the India BPO Promotion Scheme in the state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami has urged the Central government to allot 10,000 more seats under the scheme. ... read..

5,560 new Covid cases push TN's tally to 525,420
Chennai | Friday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
As many as 5,560 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu, taking the total tally to 525,420, the state health department said on Thursday. ... read..

'Efficacy of yoga, ginger, turmeric for astronauts needs to be studied'
Chennai | Friday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
India's human space flight programme will be a sustained activity and will not end just with Gaganyaan mission - the country's first human space mission, said senior officials of the Indian Space Research Organisation. ... read..

India has four fully built satellites ready for launch
Chennai | Thursday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
India has four fully built satellites ready for launch and shipment to the rocket port out of the 12 that were built during 2019-2020, said a senior official of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). ... read..

Ashok Leyland bags order for 1,400 trucks
Chennai | Thursday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Truck major Ashok Leyland Ltd. on Thursday said it has secured an order for 1,400 intermediate commercial vehicles (ICV) from a logistics start-up Procure Box. ... read..

Resume wage revision talks: Confed to GIPSA
Chennai | Thursday, 2020 4:15:30 PM IST
With the wage agreement concluded in the banking sector, the National Confederation of General Insurance Officers' Associations (Confed) has urged the General Insurance Public Sector Association (GIPSA) to hold wage revision talks. ... read..

TN CM greets Modi on his 70th birthday
Chennai | Thursday, 2020 4:15:30 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Thursday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday. ... read..

Ashok Leyland bags order for 1,400 ICVs from Procure Box
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 17, 2020 11:42:15 AM IST
Ashok Leyland has bagged a large order for 1,400 intermediate commercial vehicles (ICVs) from logistics start-up company Procure Box. ... read..

Inmarsat fleet phones to be made in India
Chennai | Thursday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
One of the business partners of satellite communications company Inmarsat will start manufacturing satellite phones in India soon, said a top official of Inmarsat India on Wednesday. ... read..

India should look for outward investments to meet domestic needs: Exim Bank study
Chennai | Thursday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
India should look at outward investments in agriculture and rare earth elements to meet domestic demand as well as specific interventions for encouraging innovation-led manufacturing, revisiting regulations to reduce import dependence in certain sectors, ... read..

No plan to allow pvt sector in nuclear power, govt tells LS
Chennai | Thursday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
The central government on Wednesday told the Lok Sabha that it has no plan to allow non-governmental/private sector into nuclear power generation. ... read..

Tamil Nadu to bifurcate Thiruvalluvar University, create new one
Chennai | Wednesday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday announced in the Assembly that Vellore-based Thiruvalluvar University will be bifurcated and a new varsity will be created. ... read..

Rocket policy must not be limited by capital, liability: Startups
Chennai | Wednesday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
The proposed launch vehicle or rocket policy should be startup friendly, not be restrictive in terms of minimum capital for the company, rocket size and other things and the criteria be clear and upfront, said top officials of two rocket companies. ... read..

Customs seize 3,440 psychotropic drug tablets on way to US
Chennai | Wednesday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
Acting on a tip off, Chennai Air Customs seized 3,440 tablets of psychotropic drugs being sent to the US from the Foreign Post Office here and arrested one person in this connection. ... read..

GST evasion scam detected in fabric units in TN's Tirupur
Chennai | Wednesday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
In a major crackdown on evasion of goods and services tax (GST), officials of Directorate General of GST Intelligence, Coimbatore detected sales of goods amounting to Rs 40-45 crore without bills by two knitted fabric makers in Tamil Nadu's Tirupur. ... read..

New policies for rocket, launch vehicle, space exploration on anvil
Chennai | Wednesday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
With several space sector start-ups coming up in the country for making rockets, satellites and others, the central government will come out with a policy for launch vehicles and rockets, space exploration and also a comprehensive Space Act, said K. Sivan ... read..

TN clears medical seats quota for govt school students
Chennai | Wednesday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed a Bill to provide 7.5 per cent reservation for students from government schools within the current reservation in undergraduate medical courses. ... read..

Heat over NEET in TN Assembly
Chennai | Tuesday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) - the entrance exam for medical colleges - generated heated debate in the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Tuesday. ... read..

Rosatom ships steam generator, other equipment for Kudankulam
Chennai | Tuesday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Russia's integrated nuclear power player Rosatom on Tuesday said a ship has set sail with several oversized components like steam generator, trestle crane, main coolant pipeline and other equipment for the third and fourth 1,000 MW nuclear power plants un ... read..

Auto, taxi drivers protest in Chennai demand waiver of road tax
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 15, 2020 10:12:10 PM IST
Auto and taxi drivers under the Urimai Kural Drivers Association staged a demonstration on Tuesday in Chennai, demanding relief from the state government in the form of waiver of road tax and interests on EMIs for five months due to COVID-19. ... read..

3,440 tablets of psychotropic drugs seized by Chennai Air Customs
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 15, 2020 9:12:09 PM IST
Chennai Air Customs on Tuesday seized 3,440 tablets of psychotropic drugs from postal parcels destined for Florida, USA at the Foreign Post Office and arrested one pharma wholesaler in connection with the seizure. ... read..

TN won't allow Karnataka to build dam at Mekedatu: Palaniswami
Chennai | Tuesday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Tuesday said the government will not allow Karnataka to build a dam at Mekedatu. ... read..

Sasikala's probable date of release is Jan 27, 2021: Bangalore Central Prison
Chennai/Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
The probable date of release of V.K. Sasikala, close aide of Tamil Nadu's late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, from a jail in Karnataka is January 27, 2021, said the Bangalore Central Prison. ... read..

Edappadi Palaniswami pays tribute to late CN Annadurai on his 112th birth anniversary
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 15, 2020 6:12:15 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Tuesday paid tribute to late Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) founder CN Annadurai here on his 112th birth anniversary. ... read..

Differing appeals on contempt of court action against Surya (Lead)
Chennai | Tuesday, 2020 5:15:06 AM IST
The issue of initiating contempt of court proceedings against actor S. Surya following his statements on the judiciary has evoked differing appeals, both for and against such action. ... read..

Student suicides should not be glorified, observes Madras HC
Chennai | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
The Madras High Court on Monday observed that the media should stop glorifying student suicides, and the government and political parties should stop giving financial assistance to the families, said an advocate. ... read..

Ashok Leyland to address larger LCV market with 'Bada Dost'
Chennai | Monday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Truck major Ashok Leyland Ltd, with its new light commercial vehicle (LCV) 'Bada Dost', will be able to address a larger part of this market segment within and outside India, Chairman Dheeraj Hinduja said on Monday. ... read..

Murugappa heir hopeful of breaking group's gender bias at AIL AGM
Chennai | Monday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
One of the female heirs of the industrial conglomerate, the Rs 38,105 crore Murugappa group, Valli Arunachalam is hopeful of being voted as a Director in the family's holding company Ambadi Investments Ltd (AIL). ... read..

MMK leader requests Madras HC not to initiate contempt proceedings against actor Surya
Chennai | Monday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (MMK) leader M.H.Jawahirullah on Monday requested the Madras High Court not to take contempt of court action against actor Surya as it would impact freedom of expression. ... read..

TN Assembly: DMK MLAs wear masks with slogan against NEET
Chennai | Monday, 2020 6:45:07 PM IST
The masks against coronavirus infection on Monday turned into a political protest instrument in Tamil Nadu's state Assembly. ... read..

Tamil actor Suriya criticises SC for upholding Centre's decision to conduct NEET
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 14, 2020 2:12:21 PM IST
Tamil actor Suriya on Sunday criticised the Supreme Court for upholding the Centre's decision to hold the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) amid the coronavirus pandemic. ... read..

Reward the Olympiad gold winning chess team: Chess Players Forum
Chennai | Monday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
With several days being passed and there has been no news about rewarding the Indian chess team that won the FIDE Online Olympiad gold recently, the Chess Players Forum has appealed to the central government to do the needful. ... read..

About 1.17L students to appear for NEET in TN
Chennai | Sunday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
In order to avoid any last minute problems and also taking into consideration the coronavirus safeguard measures, many medical college aspirants in Tamil Nadu reached the entrance test centres well ahead of time in Tamil Nadu on Sunday. ... read..

NEET fear: 3 medical college aspirants commit suicide in TN (Ld)
Chennai | Sunday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
A day ahead of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), three medical college aspirants in Tamil Nadu committed suicide on Saturday fearing failure. ... read..

Noted Tamil scribe Sudhangan dies at 63
Chennai | Sunday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
Senior Tamil journalist Rangarajan popularly known as 'Sudhangan' died here on Saturday following a brief spell of illness. ... read..

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