Monday, June 14, 2021

Man selling arrack in mineral water bottles held in TN

Chennai |Sunday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
The closure of TASMAC shops and shortage of liquor in Tamil Nadu have led to the emergence of a large number of bootleggers from neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Puducherry turn up to supply Tamil Nadu's tipplers - in some innovative ways.... read..

Security on high alert in TN after infiltration threats

Chennai |Sunday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu state police and Central intelligence agencies have stepped up vigil after threats of an armed group trying to infiltrate from Sri Lanka were received.... read..

Sasikala belongs to Dhinakaran's AMMK not AIADMK, says C Ponnaiyan

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | June 13, 2021 3:14:32 AM IST
AIADMK leader C Ponnaiyan on Saturday claimed that former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's aide Sasikala is not a member of his party as she belongs to TTV Dhinakaran's Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK).... read..

Social distancing: TN govt officials inspect auto plants

Chennai |Sunday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
If the social distancing norms are to be followed strictly at car plants, then no vehicle can be rolled out. The companies have to consider the workers as frontline warriors, said union officials at different factories.... read..

TN announces more easing of curbs in 27 districts from Monday

Chennai |Sunday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government announced more relaxations in 27 districts of the state including Chennai corporation following a decrease in the number of fresh Covid-19 cases as well as active cases in the state.... read..

Panneerselvam urges Stalin to cut fuel prices

Chennai |Sunday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
AIADMK coordinator and former Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, O. Panneerselvam has demanded reduction in prices of petrol and diesel in the Tamil Nadu.... read..

Stalin to meet PM Modi this week, request for more COVID vaccines

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | June 13, 2021 9:44:36 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian on Sunday said that the Chief Minister MK Stalin will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week and request for more COVID vaccines.... read..

TN notifies Renault Nissan industrial dispute arbitration

Chennai |Sunday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
The Renault Nissan Automotive India Private Ltd and its workers union have created a history by going in for an arbitration to settle wage revision and other aspects, said a union official.... read..

Thunderstorms, rain to continue in TN till June 16

Chennai |Sunday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
Thunderstorms and rain will continue to lash several districts of Tamil Nadu till June 16, according to the Meteorological Department.... read..

Pharmacist suspended in TN's Tirupur for diverting vaccines

Chennai |Saturday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
The Tamil Nadu Public Health Department has suspended a pharmacist at an Urban Primary Health Centre (UPHC) at Tirupur for allegedly diverting vaccines meant for the UPHCs to inoculate workers of three private garment factories, a statement said on Friday... read..

TN govt to set up high-level panel for tourism sector revival

Chennai |Saturday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
The Tamil Nadu government will set up a high-level committee of experts to work out revival plans for the tourism sector that is facing the doldrums following the first and second waves of the Covid pandemic, a statement said on Friday.... read..

Child marriages on the rise in Tamil Nadu amid Covid: Study

Chennai |Saturday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
With the Covid pandemic creating a financial crisis and parents finding it difficult to make ends meet, girls under the marriageable age are being married off in the state.... read..

TN BJP says state govt should not under report Covid deaths

Chennai |Saturday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu BJP President L. Murugan on Saturday urged the state government not to under-report Covid-19 deaths.... read..

TN extends lockdown till June 21, with some relaxations

Chennai |Saturday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Friday announced the extension of the lockdown by another week till June 21 with some relaxations that includes opening of liquor shops in 27 districts.... read..

INOX to benefit as TN extends incentive period for new O2 plant

Chennai |Saturday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu government has extended the period of investment in setting up liquid medical oxygen plants to be eligible for special incentives till 31.12.2022.... read..

CG Power plans Rs 135 cr capex, to close some overseas subsidiaries

Chennai |Saturday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
CG Power Industrial Power Solutions Ltd has planned a capex of Rs 135 crore this fiscal, the company said.... read..

Musician T.M. Krishna moves Madras HC against Centre's IT rules

Chennai |Friday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Renowned Carnatic musician T.M. Krishna, who is a vocal critic of the Narendra Modi government, on Thursday moved the Madras High Court against the new IT rules for social media platforms.... read..

Socialism to wed Mamata Banerjee on Sunday as Communism & Leninism watch in TN

Chennai |Friday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
When parents choose names that are rare and symbolic, children become famous.... read..

Tamil Eelam state can be 'political, economic, defence base for India': Vaiko

Chennai |Friday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
MDMK general secretary and firebrand leader Vaiko has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make efforts to conduct a referendum among the global Tamil diaspora for a sovereign state of Tamil Eelam which alone could be the political, economic and defence ... read..

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: PMK urges Stalin to request Guv for release of convicts

Chennai |Friday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder- president S. Ramadoss has urged Tamil Nadu Chief minister MK Stalin to write to the Governor for the release of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts. He said that the state government must petition the Governor... read..

TVS Motor sold 9,601 mopeds in May

Chennai |Friday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
India's only moped manufacturer TVS Motor Company Ltd closed last month selling 9,601 units, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said on Friday.... read..

Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till June 21 with more relaxations

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | June 11, 2021 11:44:31 PM IST
Tamil Nadu government on Friday extended the COVID-induced lockdown by another week from June 14 till June 21 with more relaxations.... read..

IFC to lend $150M to Kerala Infrastructure Investment Board

Chennai |Friday, 2021 4:15:07 PM IST
International Finance Corporation (IFC) part of the World Bank group plans a green financing package of $150 million to the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB).... read..

TN's Covid orphans mount to 1,400

Chennai |Friday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
The District Child Protection offices of Tamil Nadu have identified about 1,400 children in the state who have lost either one or both parents to the Covid-19 pandemic since the first wave hit the state.... read..

Concern over active Covid-19 cases not falling in western TN

Chennai |Friday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Even as the number of active Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu dropped below two lakh with the state having reported 1,88,664 cases on Thursday, the number of active coronavirus cases in western Tamil Nadu districts of Coimbatore and Erode is a matter of conce... read..

Fresh trouble for AIADMK as Sasikala says cannot be separated from party

Chennai |Friday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Indicating further trouble to the AIADMK, its former interim General Secretary V.K. Sasikala has said, in a leaked audio message to an AIADMK functionary, that she cannot be separated from the party.... read..

TN assembly session to begin from June 21

Chennai |Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu assembly session will begin at the Kalaivanar Arangam from June 21 at 10 a.m. This was announced by the Speaker M. Appavu on Wednesday.... read..

Nilgiris admin seeks to make it India's first 100% Covid vaccinated

Chennai |Thursday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
The administration of Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris is on an ambitious plan to make it the first totally Covid inoculated district of the country.... read..

AIADMK leader files complaint over death threats from Sasikala supporters

Chennai |Thursday, 2021 4:15:07 AM IST
AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu minister C.Ve. Shanmugham on Wednesday lodged a police complaint, alleging that he was subjected to abusive calls and death threats ever since he declared that former party interim General Secretary V.K. Sasikala will n... read..

No entrance tests for admission to Class 11 in TN (Ld)

Chennai |Thursday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Overturning its earlier decision, Tamil Nadu government has decided not to hold entrance exams for admission to Class 11 and instead increase the number of seats by 10-15 per cent in government and government-aided schools.... read..

TN taking steps to get back temple land from encroachers

Chennai |Thursday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government which received a rebuke from the Madras High Court on Tuesday over the 'missing' 47,000 acres of temple land when compared to the land holdings between 1984 and 2019, is taking steps to retrieve the lost land.... read..

Cancel entrance tests for admission to Class 11: Panneerselvam

Chennai |Thursday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
Tamil Nadu's former Chief Minister and AIADMK Coordinator O.Panneerselvam on Thursday urged the state government to cancel the entrance tests for admission to Class 11.... read..

CREDAI officials want regulators for cement/steel sectors

Chennai |Thursday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Citing the runaway prices of steel and cement, real estate developers are hoping that the central government set up a regulator for these two sectors, said top officials of Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Association of India (CREDAI).... read..

TN may extend lockdown by a week on experts' advice

Chennai |Thursday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government might extend the lockdown, which is in force in the state by one more week, with Chief Minister M.K. Stalin likely to make an announcement on this either later on Thursday or Friday morning.... read..

Liquor smuggling on the rise in Tamil Nadu

Chennai |Thursday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Indian-Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) smuggling has been witnessing a rapid rise in Tamil Nadu since the closure of TASMAC outlets due to the enforcement of the Covid-induced lockdown.... read..

Covid positive Kabaddi player successfully undergoes liver transplant

Chennai |Thursday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Perhaps in a first of its kind, doctors at the MGM Healthcare, on Thursday said they have successfully performed a live-donor liver transplant on a Covid positive national kabaddi player in coma with liver failure.... read..

Posters supporting OPS appears in south TN

Chennai |Thursday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
Posters supporting AIADMK chief co-ordinator and former Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, have appeared in several parts of south Tamil Nadu, including his home district Theni and Tirunelveli.... read..

One arrested for smuggling gold at Chennai airport

Chennai |Thursday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
One person was arrested at the Chennai International Airport while trying to smuggle in gold, said Commissioner of Customs, Chennai International Airport.... read..

Agri-tech WayCool plans $20 mn capex, strategic investments

Chennai |Thursday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Farm to dining plate agri commerce company WayCool Foods and Products has an investment kitty of $20 million to invest in companies with complementary capabilities, said a top company official.... read..

Mucormycosis caseload crosses 1K-mark in TN: Minister

Chennai |Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Medical and Family Welfare minister Ma Subramanian has said that the mucormycosis (black fungus) cases in the state have crossed 1000. He was speaking to reporters at the Government Medical College hospital, Omandarur Estate, Chennai on Tuesda... read..

28 elephants in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve tested for Covid

Chennai |Wednesday, 2021 4:15:06 AM IST
The Tamil Nadu forest department has collected the samples of 28 captive elephants at the Theppakadu elephant camp in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in Nilgiri district for Covid testing.... read..

TN runs out of stock, halts vaccination

Chennai |Wednesday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
Vaccination in Tamil Nadu has come to a grinding halt as several districts have fallen short of the required doses in the state. 39 out of the 45 health units of the state reported a shortage of vaccines.... read..

TN PE teacher held after alumni complain of sexual abuse

Chennai |Wednesday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
A physical education teacher, Annadurai, 52, working with a government-aided school in Myladuthurai, Tamil Nadu was arrested after three of the school's alumni complained of sexual harassment against him.... read..

Stalin writes to 12 CMs to urge Centre for loan moratorium

Chennai |Wednesday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Tuesday urged his counterparts in 12 states to seek that the Central government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) provide a loan moratorium to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) due to the lockdown this y... read..

Protests continue in TN over 'The Family Man 2' web series

Chennai |Wednesday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Protests surrounding the "The Family Man 2" continued in Tamil Nadu with MDMK leader and Member of Parliament, Vaiko demanding Amazon Prime to stop screening of the web series, starring Manoj Bajpai, Priyamani and Samantha in the leading roles.... read..

Fresh recruitment or merger of offices needed for PSU non-life insurers

Chennai |Wednesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
With the merger of the three public sector non-life insurers shelved and with large scale retirements to happen, it is time for fresh hiring by them, said senior industry officials.... read..

LIC Chairman Kumar's term extended

Chennai |Wednesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
The Central Government on Wednesday extended Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) Chairman M.R. Kumar's term till March 13, 2022.... read..

Indian Bank offers health plans to staff and family members

Chennai |Wednesday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Public sector Indian Bank on Wednesday said it has joined hands with integrated healthcare player Practo to offer its current and retired employees a health plan.... read..

TN Political parties, NGOs to fight dumping of medical waste

Chennai |Wednesday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
With the possibility of a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic looming large, the unhindered dumping of bio-medical waste across the suburbs of Chennai on highways and water bodies have become a major issue in Tamil Nadu. Political parties like the VCK and... read..

28 elephants undergo COVID-19 test in TN's Mudumalai reserve

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | June 9, 2021 11:14:31 AM IST
Amid Covid-19 fear in animals, a total of 28 elephants underwent the COVID-19 test on Tuesday at Mudumalai Tiger Reserve in Chennai.... read..

Vedanta's Sterlite Copper CEO Pankaj Kumar quits

Chennai |Wednesday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
The CEO of Sterlite Copper (copper smelter unit) Pankaj Kumar has quit Vedanta Ltd for personal reasons, said an official.... read..
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