Saturday, September 25, 2021

Bring in Nuclear Safety Regulatory law and vest AERB with environmental clearance power
Chennai | Saturday, 2021 2:15:05 PM IST
Mixed views were expressed by experts on the Central government's idea to entrust the environmental clearance for nuclear power projects with the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB). ... read..

202 out of 505 poll promises fulfilled by DMK govt: Stalin
Chennai | Saturday, 2021 12:45:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday said his DMK government has fulfilled 202 of the 505 poll promises made during the run up to the elections. ... read..

Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: CISF organises cycle rally in Chennai to celebrate 75 yrs of Independence
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 25, 2021 8:46:16 AM IST
In a bid to celebrate 75 years of Indian Independence, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in collaboration with Chennai Port Trust (ChPT) organized a cycle rally as a part of 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'. ... read..

Ford India head Anurag Mehrotra quits
Chennai | Friday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
With US auto major Ford Motor Company deciding to close down vehicle manufacturing in India, Anurag Mehrotra, the President and Managing Director of its Indian subsidiary, Ford India Private Ltd, has put down in his papers, sources said. ... read..

Pall of gloom in Sivakasi after Delhi's Diwali firecracker ban
Chennai | Friday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
India's firecracker, Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu's Virudhunagar district, appears lifeless after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a ban on the sale, use, and storage of firecrackers for festival of lights, Diwali, due to pollution concerns during ... read..

Police on high alert in south Tamil Nadu after 4 beheadings in 10 days
Chennai | Friday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
The south Tamil Nadu police has received brickbats after having failed to prevent murders and beheadings here, including in the districts of Dindigul and Tirunelveli. ... read..

Give back our land or employ us as agreed: Workers demand of PCA Automobiles
Chennai | Friday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
'Give back our land or get us our jobs' is the demand to the Tamil Nadu government from 22 persons whose grandfathers had given their land to Hindustan Motors Ltd in 1968. ... read..

SL Prez's promise to engage Tamil diaspora political drama: PMK
Chennai | Friday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
S. Ramadoss, the founder-leader of the PMK, said that the Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's promise to engage the Tamil diaspora on civil war-related issues is a "political drama". ... read..

Madras HC asks TN poll panel to reply on AIADMK's plea on rural polls
Chennai | Friday, 2021 2:45:06 PM IST
The Madras High Court on Friday directed the Tamil Nadu State Election Commission to respond to a plea of the principal opposition party, AIADMK, regarding the conduct of rural local body polls and security aspects. ... read..

DMK campaigns extensively to make Sep 27 Bharat Bandh a success
Chennai | Friday, 2021 12:45:06 PM IST
The ruling DMK of Tamil Nadu is campaigning extensively in all districts to make the 'Bharat Bandh' on September 27 a success in the state. The party has appealed to the people to make it a success as it 'was for protecting the rights of the farming commu ... read..

Kamal Haasan asks party cadre to participate in gram sabhas
Chennai | Friday, 2021 11:15:06 AM IST
Superstar turned politician Kamal Haasan has called upon his party cadre, Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), to actively participate in gram sabha meetings. ... read..

TN to extend doorstep healthcare scheme to urban areas
Chennai | Friday, 2021 10:15:06 AM IST
The highly successful healthcare at the doorstep scheme, 'Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam', will now be operating in all the urban centres of Tamil Nadu. Chief Minister M.K. Stalin will inaugurate the service at a hospital here on Friday. ... read..

25 Indian boats damaged by Sri Lankan Navy: Fishermen
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
At least 25 fishing boats of Indian fishermen were damaged after Sri Lankan navy personnel allegedly attacked them on Wednesday late night at Katchatheevu. ... read..

Only 53 MW of additional capacity was added by AIADMK govt: Stalin
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Only 53 MW of additional power capacity was added by the erstwhile AIADMK government during its 10 year rule, said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin here on Thursday. ... read..

Cancel NEET as it is a den for cheats: Ramadoss
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder S. Ramadoss on Thursday said the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for medical college admission has become "the den of cheaters and it should be cancelled". ... read..

TN Police file case after woman complains of suspicious death of husband
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Police have registered a case of unnatural death after a Dalit woman, S. Amlu (29) filed a complaint at the Arani police station here that her husband A. Gowthaman (29) has died in suspicious circumstances. ... read..

Veranda acquires Edureka for Rs 245 crore, accelerates foray into edtech
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 23, 2021 6:16:13 PM IST
The Kalpathi AGS Group-owned Veranda Learning Solutions has acquired edtech Edureka, a live-instructor-led online solutions provider for the IT industry for Rs 245 crore. ... read..

IMD forecasts winds, heavy rain in Chennai, parts of TN
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Chennai Regional Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted heavy rainfall in Chennai and other districts of Tamil Nadu in the next few days. ... read..

VCK to contest rural local body polls on independent symbol in DMK alliance
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
The Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) will contest the ensuing rural local body elections to the nine districts of Tamil Nadu on an independent symbol even as being a part of the ruling DMK alliance. ... read..

CM Stalin gives 1 lakh power connection certificates to farmers in TN
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 23, 2021 2:46:06 PM IST
In a major announcement of welfare schemes for the farmers, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin distributed one lakh free power connection certificates to the farmers on Thursday. ... read..

Walmart Vriddhi, TN govt to support local MSMEs
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 23, 2021 12:46:24 PM IST
Walmart and Flipkart have signed a memorandum of understanding with Tamil Nadu's Department of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to establish long-term cooperation for providing capacity-building support to MSMEs in the state. ... read..

TN state poll panel seeks strict action against 'auction' of posts
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
The Tamil Nadu State Election Commission has directed the Collectors of the nine districts where rural local body elections are to be held, to take stringent action to curb "auction" of the posts of panchayat presidents. ... read..

Dalit leader killing: Woman beheaded in revenge, head placed at his home
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
In a shocking incident, a 59-year-old woman was beheaded on Wednesday as revenge for the 2012 murder of Dalit leader Pasupathi Pandian and her decapitated head placed in front of his residence in Tamil Nadu's Dindigul, police said. ... read..

New TN export policy targets $100 bn exports by 2030
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Targeting an export revenue of $100 billion by 2030, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin released the state Export Promotion Policy here on Wednesday. ... read..

TN signs 24 MoUs with investment outlay of Rs 2,120 cr
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday signed 24 Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) for various industrial projects involving an investment of Rs 2,120.54 crore. ... read..

TN to constitute task force to provide land to landless
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 7:45:07 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government will constitute a task force to provide land to the landless beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Gramin (PMAY-G) scheme. ... read..

Sify Technologies to set up data centres with 200 MW capacity
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 7:45:07 PM IST
The Nasdaq listed Sify Technologies Ltd will be setting up 200 MW capacity data centres over the next four years with a mix of hyperscale and retail facilities, said a company official. ... read..

India Ratings downgrades Ford India's ratings
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
Credit rating agency India Ratings and Research, downgraded Ford India Private Ltd's long term issuer rating to 'IND A+' from 'IND AA-'. ... read..

18,000 rural youths to be provided skill training: TN govt
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government will train about 18,000 youths from the rural areas with skills to become welders, plumbers, electricians, pottery makers, tailors, and such life-sustaining skills. ... read..

Flying squads to enforce model code of conduct in TN local polls
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
District collectors of the nine districts that are going to rural local body polls on October 6 and 9 will form flying squads led by an officer, not below the rank of an executive magistrate in Tamil Nadu. ... read..

After poll boycott threat, TN officials to hold talks with upper caste Hindus
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
Tenkasi district administration is to hold a meeting with upper caste Hindu leaders after the community decided to boycott rural local body polls in the Valasai village of Kambaneri panchayat. ... read..

Vaccine shortage hits inoculation drive in TN
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
After two successful mega vaccination drives conducted on September 12 and 19, the inoculation drive in Tamil Nadu has been hit by the shortage of vaccines. ... read..

2 DMK candidates file nominations for RS seats from TN
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
Two DMK leaders, Kanimozhi N.V.M. Somu and K.R.N. Rajesh Kumar, have filed their nomination papers for the two vacant seats to the Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu. ... read..

CBI arrests two foreigners in Rs 100 cr Chennai Port Trust fraud case
Chennai | Wednesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday said it has arrested two more accused, both foreign nationals, in connection with its ongoing investigation of a case related to foreclosure of fixed deposits of Chennai Port Trust. ... read..

Chennai school student helps IRCTC fix bug on its online platform
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
A 17-year-old plus two student in a private school in Chennai's Tambaram has helped the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) fix a bug in its online ticketing platform, which could have exposed millions of passengers and their private i ... read..

Health caretakers abandon first rehabilitation ward in south TN
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
The first rehabilitation ward in south Tamil Nadu at the Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) in Madurai is now completely non-functional. This is because no caretakers are present in the ward to take care of the people abandoned by their families. This ward ... read..

Madras HC upholds ban on crash guards, bull bars in vehicles
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
The Madras High Court on Tuesday upheld the Central government's December 2017 notification prohibiting the use of crash guards and bull bars in vehicles, observing that drivers of such vehicles behave as "bullies" on roads. ... read..

NGOs urge TN CM Stalin to declare a carbon neutral policy
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) based in Tamil Nadu and involved in the conservation of the environment, on Tuesday requested Chief Minister M.K. Stalin to announce a carbon neutral policy for the state. ... read..

Meeting with Ford Motor official was a failure: Union
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
The meeting with Ford Motor Company's senior official for a relook at the corporate decision to shut down vehicle production in India ended in a failure, said a Union official at Ford India Private Ltd. ... read..

583 gm gold smuggling foiled, 1 held
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
A 45-year-old male passenger from Dubai was arrested in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday for allegedly smuggling 583 gram of gold. ... read..

Covid norms go for a toss in TN districts
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Even as the Tamil Nadu government has been working overtime to vaccinate maximum number of people, in many districts, the Covid protocols, including safe distancing and wearing of masks are not being followed by people. ... read..

Glenmark gets USFDA approval for Clindamycin Phosphate Foam 1%
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Pharma major Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd on Tuesday said it has received final approval by the United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) for Clindamycin Phosphate Foam, 1 per cent, the generic version of Evoclin Foam, 1 per cent, of Mylan Pharmac ... read..

Zooming profits for general insurers in FY21
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Coronavirus eating into the Indian general insurance industry's business and profits? You must be joking. ... read..

Seat sharing for TN rural local body polls hits roadblock in DMK front
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
The seat-sharing in the ruling DMK front has hit a roadblock for the rural local body polls in nine districts of Tamil Nadu as allies complain that several district leaders of the DMK are not providing the allies with the requested seats. ... read..

Two DMK candidates file nominations for Rajya Sabha bypolls from Tamil Nadu
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 21, 2021 4:16:05 PM IST
Two candidates from Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Dr Kanimozhi NVN Somu and KRN Rajeshkumar, on Tuesday filed their nominations for Rajya Sabha bypolls from Tamil Nadu. ... read..

DMK to use Justice AK Rajan committee report in its campaign against NEET
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
The ruling DMK, which is being criticised for not being able to cancel NEET as promised in the election manifesto for 2021 Assembly elections, is now planning to use the Justice A.K. Rajan committee report to campaign on the pitfalls being faced by the st ... read..

Rajiv assassination case: OPS seeks Stalin's intervention for release of life convicts
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and coordinator of the AIADMK, O. Panneerselvam, on Monday sought Chief Minister M.K. Stalin's personal intervention for the release of the life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. ... read..

TN to sponsor students admitted under 7.5% govt school quota
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Monday announced that the state government would take care of the expenses of all students who have been admitted to professional and other courses under the 7.5 per cent government school students quota. ... read..

Stalin urges Modi to supply 50 lakh vaccine doses every week
Chennai | Tuesday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Monday apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the "resounding success" in the two mega vaccination camps held in the state on September 12 and 19, as he raised the need for 50 lakh additional doses of vaccine eve ... read..

Madras HC dismisses plea against amendments to AIADMK constitution
Chennai | Monday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
The Madras High Court (HC) on Monday dismissed a writ petition filed against the Election Commission (EC) for accepting the amendments made to the constitution of the AIADMK. ... read..

Diarrhoea control drive by TN govt to end on Sep 30
Chennai | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
The diarrhoea control drive by the Tamil Nadu Health department among children aged under five years will end on September 30. While the drive was started on September 16, in the initial phase the focus was to create awareness among the people about the r ... read..

Kingpin of illegal immigration racket held in TN, reveals over 100 Sri Lankans infiltrated
Chennai | Monday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Q branch Police, following the arrest and interrogation of a suspect in an illegal immigration racket, has found that more than 100 Sri Lankan nationals have reached the state through the Thoothukudi coast. ... read..

Kidnapped Chennai toddler rescued from Nagpur station
Chennai | Monday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
Police has tracked down a three-year-old son of migrant Bihari labourers from a railway station in Maharashtra just days after he was picked up. ... read..

Over 16L people vaccinated in TN's 2nd mega vaccine camp
Chennai | Monday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu health department has administered 16,43,879 lakh doses of vaccine in the second mega vaccination camp organised by it. ... read..

Coimbatore tops in vaccination coverage: TN Health Minister
Chennai | Monday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian on Sunday said that the Coimbatore district topped the state in vaccinating the highest percentage of the eligible population against Covid-19. ... read..

Probe ordered into alleged auction of TN Panchayat head's post
Chennai | Monday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
The administration in Tamil Nadu's Villupuram district has ordered a detailed probe into the alleged auctioning bid that had taken place for the post of Panchayat president, at the behest of the village elders on Saturday. ... read..

Actor Vijay moves court against parents, others for misusing his name
Chennai | Sunday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
Tamil superstar Vijay has moved a court against 11 people including his parents, S. Chandrashekhar and Shobha Sekhar, for using his name for political purposes. ... read..

TN govt to include martial arts 'Silambam' under 3% sports quota
Chennai | Sunday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government is taking steps to include "Silambam", the traditional martial art form of the state, under the 3 per cent sports reservation for admissions to educational institutions and reservation in jobs under the State Public Service Commi ... read..

Actor Vijay fans to contest TN local body polls
Chennai | Sunday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
Tamil Superstar Vijay's fans association, Vijay Makkal Manram has decided to field candidates in the upcoming local body elections to be held on October 6 and October 9 in nine districts. ... read..

VCK to protest across TN against NEET
Chennai | Sunday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) is planning to conduct protest marches against the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Examination (NEET). ... read..

TN fishermen protest against construction of pvt port in Pulicat
Chennai | Sunday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
The fishermen community have strongly voiced their protest against the construction of a private port in the Pulicat area. They warned that the construction would lead to the death of the Pulicat lake, a brackish water lake. ... read..

Chennai surrounding districts to get heavy showers from Sunday
Chennai | Sunday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
The India Meteorological Department Regional office in Chennai has predicted intense showers in Chennai and adjoining districts like Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu in the next few days commencing from Sunday. ... read..

Ransomware attack on TN Public Department systems
Chennai | Sunday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
Some computers of the Tamil Nadu government's Public Department suffered ransomware attack and officials are trying to secure back the access with experts, said a senior government official. ... read..

Ravindra Narayan Ravi sworn in as new TN Governor
Chennai | Saturday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Ravindra Narayan Ravi on Saturday was sworn in as the new Governor of Tamil Nadu succeeding Banwarilal Purohit who has been shifted to Punjab. ... read..

Ford India's Chennai workers restart EcoSport production for exports
Chennai | Saturday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
Even as their morale is down with job loss staring at their faces, workers at the Chennai plant of Ford India Private Ltd have restarted production of EcoSport for exports, said an official. ... 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..

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