Thursday, January 24, 2019

Countdown for launch of DRDO satellite to start on Wednesday

Chennai |Wednesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
The countdown for the flight Thursday night of an Indian rocket carrying the Microsat R imaging satellite of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Kalamsat student satellite will begin later on Wednesday, an Indian space agency ... read..

Chess players furious at KDCA's proposed disciplinary action

Chennai |Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Contrary to the order of the Competition Commission of India (CCI), the decision of the Krishnagiri District Chess Association (KDCA) to take disciplinary action against some youngsters for playing in an unofficial tournament has infuriated many chess pla... read..

TN CM Palaniswami files defamation case against journalist Samuel Mathews

Chennai |Wednesday, 2019 8:45:04 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday filed a Rs. 1.10 crore defamation case against journalist Samuel Mathews for linking his name to the robbery in Kodanad Tea Estate.... read..

Indian Oil to invest Rs. 16,641 crore in Tamil Nadu

Chennai |Wednesday, 2019 6:45:06 PM IST
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOC) on Wednesday said it would invest Rs. 16,641 crore in Tamil Nadu for expanding its retail outlet network, upgrading its infrastructure and laying of gas distribution pipelines.... read..

Sitharaman launches TN Aerospace and Defence Industrial Policy

Chennai |Wednesday, 2019 6:15:06 PM IST
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday launched the Tamil Nadu Aerospace and Defence Industrial Policy here and invited the industry to invest in these sectors, assuring them of support by the Central government.... read..

TN Global Investors meet attracts over Rs 2 lakh cr investment

Chennai |Wednesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday said the state has attracted over Rs 200,000 crore of investments during the Global Investors Meet-2019 (GIM-2019).... read..

HDFC Life posts Rs 913 cr profit, to focus on protection products

Chennai |Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Private life insurer HDFC Life Insurance Co Ltd closed the nine month period with a net profit of about Rs 913 crore, said a top company official.... read..

Space Kidz India plans to build satellite to do biological experiment in space

Chennai |Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Chennai-based Space Kidz India plans to build a satellite - Vikramsat - to do some biological experiment in space, said a top official.... read..

DMK MP urges TN government to admit 108 medical students in government colleges

Chennai |Tuesday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
DMK MP R.S.Bharathi on Tuesday sent a representation to Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan and other officials to admit 108 students in government medical colleges as per a Madras High Court order.... read..

TVS Motor logs Rs 178 cr PAT in Q3

Chennai |Tuesday, 2019 3:45:14 PM IST
Two- and three-wheeler maker TVS Motor Co on Tuesday said it closed the third quarter of the current fiscal with 15.5 per cent growth in its net profit at Rs 178.4 crore.... read..

IIST co-building satellite with California, Surrey institutes

Chennai |Monday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
After launching several satellites built by students of different universities, the ISRO will launch one built by the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) in collaboration with California Institute of Technology, an Indian space agency ... read..

Loyola College apologies for anti-Hindu paintings

Chennai |Monday, 2019 8:45:20 PM IST
City-based Catholic minority institution, Loyola College, on Monday apologised for its anti-Hindu, anti-Central government paintings that were exhibited at a cultural event held in its premises.... read..

Chennai startup develops microbial fuel cell technology

Chennai |Monday, 2019 8:45:20 PM IST
JSP Enviro, a city-based startup, is in talks with a garment dyeing unit in Tirupur to set up a prototype microbial fuel cell technology waste water treatment plant that would generate power, said top company officials.... read..

Dhruv Vikram, Shivani, Vaishnav Tej; 2019 a year of star scions in southern cinema

Chennai |Monday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Debutant Vaishnav Tej, the eleventh member from megastar Chiranjeevis clan, was given a grand welcome at the launch ceremony of his maiden yet-untitled Telugu film on Monday. Amidst the never ending debate about nepotism, this year will witness the debut ... read..

Nothing wrong in proposing Rahul Gandhi for PM: Stalin

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | January 20, 2019 8:11:33 PM IST
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M K Stalin who had proposed Congress chief Rahul Gandhi as a prime ministerial candiadate for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, on Sunday said there was nothing wrong with the suggestion as he was merely expressing t... read..

BJP MP Anurag Thakur honoured with Sansad Ratna Award

Chennai |Sunday, 2019 1:15:04 AM IST
Anurag Thakur, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and party's chief whip in the Lok Sabha, was on Saturday bestowed with Sansad Ratna Award for distinguished performance as a parliamentarian.... read..

Centre dismisses two PNB Executive Directors

Chennai |Saturday, 2019 11:15:04 AM IST
The Central government has removed two Punjab National Bank (PNB) Executive Directors -- Sanjiv Sharan and K.Veera Brahmaji Rao -- for the lapses in the Rs 13,500 crore fraud allegedly perpetrated by absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi.... read..

TN to set up Rs 250 cr fund to assist start-ups

Chennai |Saturday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government will set up a start-up fund with a corpus of Rs 250 crore for investments in start-up businesses, as per the new Tamil Nadu Startup and Innovation policy 2018-2023 unveiled by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday.... read..

IIT-Madras launches start-up to train students in AI

Chennai |Friday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) on Friday launched a start-up to prepare the workforce for the advent of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) age by training students at nominal costs.... read..

Gaganyaan: Crew module, crew service module design to be finalised soon

Chennai |Friday, 2019 12:15:04 PM IST
The design for the crew module and crew service module for India's Gaganyaan first manned space mission, slated for launch in 2022, are in the finalisation process, a top official of the Indian space agency said.... read..

DMK leader files PIL against reservation on economic criteria

Chennai |Friday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
DMK leader and Member of Parliament R.S. Bharathi on Friday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Madras High Court challenging reservation on the basis of economic criteria.... read..

DMK moves Madras HC challenging 10% reservation Bill

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | January 18, 2019 2:11:32 PM IST
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) organising secretary RS Bharathi on Friday filed a writ petition in Madras High Court challenging recent constitutional amendment for granting 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker sections of society.... read..

Want to become youngest World Chess Champion, also beat Anand: Gukesh

Chennai |Friday, 2019 8:15:04 PM IST
The World's second youngest chess Grand Master (GM) D. Gukesh said on Friday that he aspires to fefeat five-time World champion GM Viswanathan Anand - and also to become the youngest World chess champion.... read..

Komparify acquires Ireff to broaden its mobile app capabilities

Chennai |Thursday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
Chennai-based online aggregation platform Komparify on Thursday announced the acquisition of app-based mobile plans platform Ireff for an undisclosed amount, aiming to expand its presence in prepaid plans application space and broaden its mobile app capab... read..

Singapore's Scoot airline to expand service in India

Chennai |Thursday, 2019 1:15:04 PM IST
Low-cost airline Scoot, a part of the Singapore Airlines Group, on Thursday announced the addition of three new south Indian cities -- Coimbatore, Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam -- to its global route map.... read..

Sri Shivakumara Swamiji's condition stable, says doctor

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | January 17, 2019 3:11:37 PM IST
Lingayat religious head of Sree Siddaganga Matha, the 111-year-old Sri Shivakumara Swamiji, who is being treated for a lung infection is now stable, according to his doctor.... read..

Stalin to participate in Mamata's opposition party meet

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | January 17, 2019 3:11:46 PM IST
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President MK Stalin will participate in the meeting of the opposition parties called by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee in Kolkata on January 19.... read..

TN CM condemns Sri Lankan Navy chasing away Indian fishermen

Chennai |Wednesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday condemned the Sri Lankan Navy chasing away two Indian fishing boats, resulting in the death of one person.... read..

Chennai: DRI seizes 20 kg gold, four sent to judicial custody

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | January 16, 2019 3:11:34 PM IST
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence's Chennai zonal unit raided multiple locations here in early hours of Tuesday and seized 20.6 kilogram gold of foreign origin valued at an estimate of Rs 6.88 crore.... read..

Tamil actor Vishal on marriage: Next biggest transition in life

Chennai |Wednesday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST
Popular Tamil actor-producer Vishal Krishna on Wednesday revealed that he is all set to enter wedlock and he described it as the next big transition in life.... read..
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