Saturday, October 23, 2021

Fulfill poll promise relating to construction materials: Palaniswami to DMK

Chennai |Saturday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Leader of Opposition and AIADMK Joint Coordinator K. Palaniswami on Saturday demanded that the ruling DMK government in Tamil Nadu include construction materials in essential commodities list and make them available to people at a fair price.... read..

Vetri to star in Tamil film 'Bumper' based on Kerala lottery

Chennai |Saturday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Actor Vetri of '8 Thottakkal' and 'Jiivi' fame is all set to play the lead role in a Tamil film based on the Kerala lottery system titled 'Bumper'.... read..

HDFC Life closes first half with lower PAT of Rs 577 cr

Chennai |Saturday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Private insurance major HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd closed the first half of the current fiscal with a net profit of about Rs 577 crore, down from Rs 777 crore logged during previous year corresponding period, MD and CEO Vibha Padalkar said on Friday.... read..

FSSAI should notify 'Front of Pack Labelling' regulations: Experts

Chennai |Saturday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
Intake of sugar and salt went down in some foreign countries after the introduction of Front of Pack Labelling (FoPL) on food products and India must also follow the same, said experts in health and consumer welfare.... read..

TN Health Secretary inaugurates sixth mega state vaccination campaign in Chennai

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | October 23, 2021 2:17:03 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan inaugurated the sixth mega COVID-19 vaccination campaign to be held throughout the state on Saturday in Chennai.... read..

Madras HC directs TN govt to regulate water for irrigation, drinking

Chennai |Saturday, 2021 4:15:06 AM IST
The Madras High Court on Friday directed the Tamil Nadu government to adopt a comprehensive policy to regulate distribution of water for irrigation and drinking water purposes.... read..

Tamil Nadu reports 1,152 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | October 23, 2021 5:46:35 AM IST
Tamil Nadu reported 1,152 new COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths in the last 24 hours.... read..

Stalin launches portals to monitor projects, increase govt-industy interaction

Chennai |Saturday, 2021 6:45:06 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Friday launched two initiatives in the IT sector aimed at monitoring projects and increasing interaction between the government and industry, a statement from the Chief Minister's office said.... read..

Insurance sector M&A to boost IRDAI's revenue

Chennai |Saturday, 2021 8:15:07 PM IST
Whether the insurance mergers and acquisitions (M&A) benefits the acquiring company or not, it certainly boosts up the revenue of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI), said a senior official.... read..

Xenotransplantation solution to donor organ shortage in India, says Nephrology Specialist Dr NK Ganesh Prasad

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | October 23, 2021 8:46:53 PM IST
As surgeons in the United States had successfully transplanted a pig kidney into a brain-dead human, senior Nephrology Specialist and transplant physician at Fortis Hospital, Chennai, Dr NK Ganesh Prasad said that such transplants can eventually help alle... read..

TN govt urged to resume chapati sale at Amma Canteens

Chennai |Saturday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Leaders of two political parties on Saturday urged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin to ensure the continued functioning of the Amma Canteens that sell subsidised food.... read..

Gold, cash found at premises of AIADMK leader, son, others: TN Vigilance

Chennai |Saturday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
Officials of Tamil Nadu Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) on Friday found gold, silver items, luxury cars, Volvo buses and other items during their search at the residences and business premises of an AIADMK leader considered to be close... read..

TN ice cream parlour sealed for serving alcohol-mixed dessert

Chennai |Friday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
An ice cream parlour in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore was sealed on Thursday for serious lapses, including mixing alcohol in some desserts, officials said.... read..

Reduced demand for firecrackers in TN post-Covid

Chennai |Friday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Many wholesale shops in Tamil Nadu selling firecrackers have witnessed a slump in business and traders have attributed the reduced demand due to a shortage of funds in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the high rates of the products.... read..

TN govt declines AIADMK plea to maintain Jayalalithaa statue

Chennai |Friday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government has declined a plea by the opposition AIADMK seeking permission to undertake the maintenance of the statue of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. The government contended that handing over the maintenance of statues to private i... read..

Anti-corruption officials search premises of AIADMK leader

Chennai |Friday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Officials of Tamil Nadu Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) on Friday carried out search operations at the residences and business premises of those who are considered to be close to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami.... read..

MGR split DMK in 1972 after pressure from Cong govt at Centre: DMK mouthpiece

Chennai |Friday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
In a major embarrassment to the Congress, its ally in Tamil Nadu and the ruling party, DMK has said the late Chief Minister and Tamil matinee idol M.G. Ramachandran was forced to split the party by the then Union government.... read..

TN rights body demands CB-CID probe into Oct 11 encounter killing

Chennai |Friday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO) in Tamil Nadu has demanded a CB-CID inquiry into the gunning down of Murtaza Sheikh from Jharkhand by the Kancheepuram police at Sriperumbadur on October 11.... read..

Police to investigate death of Jayalalithaa's driver

Chennai |Friday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
The police in Tamil Nadu's Salem on Thursday took up a case pertaining to the death of C. Kanagaraj, the driver of the late former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.... read..

With four kids in Tamil movie, director cans shots after 20 takes!

Chennai |Friday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Arunachalam Vaidyanathan, who made his directorial debut with the Prasanna-Sneha starrer 'Achchamundu Achchamundu' and also directed films such as Arjun-starrer 'Nibunan' and Mohanlal-starrer 'Peruchazhi', besides co-producing 'Seethakathi', is currently ... read..

Nadal crosses over to Kia's electric-powered EV6

Chennai |Friday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Spanish star Rafael Nadal, who electrifies the tennis court with his game, will be using an electric-powered EV6 crossover made by Korean car manufacturer Kia Corporation.... read..

PMK to oppose new sand quarries in Tamil Nadu

Chennai |Friday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
PMK founder S. Ramdoss has said his party would hold protests against the proposed sand quarries in Tamil Nadu. The state government has announced that it would open 15 new sand quarries and do away with the practice of importing sand.... read..

Northeast monsoon expected to hit TN on Oct 26

Chennai |Thursday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
The northeast monsoon is expected to hit Tamil Nadu on October 26 as northeasterly winds are likely to set at the lower tropospheric levels over the Bay of Bengal on that day.... read..

TN to organise mega vaccine camp on Saturday for second dose

Chennai |Thursday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu health department will organise sixth mega Covid vaccination drive for the second jab on October 23, Saturday. This, after the poor percentage of the second dose, as the state has till Wednesday administered second dose only to 26 per cent ... read..

TN shop shut after huge crowd gathers to buy T-Shirt for 50 paise

Chennai |Thursday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Police forced a garment shop owner to shut down his shop after a huge crowd thronged it on its opening day at Tiruchy. The reason for the heavy crowd and commotion was the announcement made by the shop owner that he would provide T-Shirts for 5... read..

Madurai restaurant employee stabbed multiple times; 4 arrested

Madurai (Chennai) | October 21, 2021 3:47:04 PM IST
In a gruesome incident, an employee of a restaurant in Tamil Nadu's Madurai was stabbed by four men over a quarrel with the eatery's owner.... read..

AIADMK filed police case against Sasikala for misusing party flag: Palaniswami

Chennai |Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said that the party has filed a police case against former interim General Secretary V.K. Sasikala for misusing the party flag.... read..

Demonetisation shock: Visually impaired person learns life savings worthless

Chennai |Thursday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
Chinnakannu, a visually challenged destitute survives on alms from the people of Chinnagoundanar village in Pavakkai panchayat of Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu.... read..

TN govt starts preps to deal with northeast monsoon

Chennai |Thursday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government has started preparations to deal with the northeast monsoon that is expected to hit the state by October 26.... read..

TN Police crack down on vehicles with fake stickers of press, advocates

Chennai |Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
The Chennai Police are continuing to crack down on vehicles, including high-end cars that are bearing fake stickers of press, lawyers, and human rights bodies. In certain cases, the stickers of doctors were also falsely used.... read..

Simbhu's high-paced Mumbai shoot schedule for 'Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu'

Chennai |Wednesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Tamil actor Silambarasan, also known as 'Simbhu', is in form, as he shoots for his upcoming movie in Mumbai as the third shoot schedule of the most-anticipated movie 'Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu' has begun.... read..

100-gram gold coin end up in garbage, honest worker returns it

Chennai |Wednesday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
An upright sanitation worker of the Greater Chennai Corporation is in news for her deed of restoring a gold coin that she found in collected waste to its rightful owners, through the police.... read..

TN ex-Transport Minister Vijayabhaskar summoned by DVAC

Chennai |Wednesday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) of Tamil Nadu has summoned former state transport minister and AIADMK leader M.R. Vijayabhaskar to appear before it on October 25 in connection with a disproportionate assets case.... read..

TN: Ancient Pandyan port of Korkai to be excavated

Chennai |Wednesday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government is reaching out to Oceanographers of repute to assist the government in the archaeological excavation process at Korkai, the ancient port city of the Pandyan empire.... read..

AIADMK petitions TN Governor on irregularities in rural local body polls

Chennai |Wednesday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
The opposition AIADMK has petitioned Tamil Nadu Governor R.N. Ravi to look into the irregularities in the recently concluded rural local body elections in nine districts of the state.... read..

TN fishermen association protests SL Navy 'attack'

Chennai |Wednesday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu Mechanized Boat Fishermen Association has called upon the Central and State governments to take up the issue of Sri Lankan Naval personnel regularly "attacking" Indian fishermen near the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).... read..

TN CM appoints 14 district in-charge ministers, more to come

Chennai |Wednesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has appointed 14 district in-charge ministers in the state ahead of urban local body polls slated to be held within four months.... read..

Marriage registration in TN hit after technical glitch

Chennai |Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Registration of marriages has taken a hit in Tamil Nadu after the registration department website stopped accepting the payment of fees since Monday.... read..

Pass law reserving 80 per cent jobs to locals: PMK to TN govt

Chennai |Wednesday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Citing the ruling DMK's poll manifesto, PMK founder S. Ramadoss on Wednesday urged the Tamil Nadu government to enact a law reserving jobs in both government and private sector for locals.... read..

India and China to drive global aviation Satcom market

Chennai |Tuesday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
The global aviation satellite communication (Satcom) market is poised for improved flight operations and connectivity as a result of increased investment in in-flight entertainment, said Frost & Sullivan in a research report.... read..

Opposition to TN minister's plan to convert central prisons into open-air jails

Chennai |Tuesday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Law Minister S. Regupathy's statement that the central prisons in the state would be converted into open-air jails has met with stiff opposition with former police officers, political parties, and social organisations opposing the minister.... read..

TN NEET aspirant petitions CM, alleges 'doctoring' of answer sheet

Chennai |Tuesday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
A medical aspirant from Tamil Nadu, Muppudathi S. from Kadayam in Tenkasi district has petitioned Chief Minister M.K. Stalin and state Health Minister Ma Subramanian, alleging that her Optical Mark Reader (OMR) answer sheet of the National Eligibility cum... read..

Complete desalination plant by 2023: Stalin to officials

Chennai |Tuesday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Tuesday urged the officials involved in setting up the 150 million litre per day (MLD) desalination plant coming up in Nemmeli to complete the work by April 2023.... read..

'Jai Bhim' hype gets a boost with 'Power' song release

Chennai |Tuesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Tamil actor Suriya Siva Kumar's upcoming court drama 'Jai Bhim' features him as an advocate who fights for the rights of destitute tribals.... read..

MDMK all set to anoint Durai Vaiko as successor to Vaiko

Chennai |Tuesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
While V. Gopalaswami a.k.a. Vaiko had rebelled and quit Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) challenging Kalaignar Karunanidhi's decision of bringing in his son M.K. Stalin to the party leadership, his party (MDMK) is all set to appoint his son Durai Vaiko as ... read..

Tamil star Suriya plays tribal rights advocate in 'Jai Bhim'

Chennai |Tuesday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Tamil actor Suriya plays a tribal rights advocate in the movie "Jai Bhim" produced by 2D Entertainment, co-owned by the star and his actress-wife Jyothika.... read..

Zomato gets roasted after TN customer care insists on Hindi

Chennai |Tuesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
DMK MP Kanimozhi and others on Tuesday roasted food delivery company Zomato after one of its customer care agents told a complainant that Hindi is the "national language" and everybody should know a bit of it.... read..

TN man beats father to death for refusing to give money for liquor

Chennai |Tuesday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
A retired deputy collector P. Subramanian was beaten to death by his 32-year-old son S. Karthick after the former refused to give him money for buying liquor.... read..

Car rally of NSG Black Cat commandos reaches Chennai

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | October 19, 2021 11:17:34 PM IST
The car rally of Black Cat commandos of the National Security Guard (NSG) arrived in Chennai on Tuesday.... read..

After HC order, TN govt takes steps to recover encroached temple land

Chennai |Tuesday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment (HR&CE) department has begun the paperwork to retrieve 62 acres of encroached land of Arulmigu Trisoolanathar temple in Tirusulam.... read..

TN fisherman missing after SL Navy intercepts boat, 2 others arrested

Chennai |Tuesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
A fisherman from Pudukottai district went missing after falling into the sea, while two others were arrested when their boat was intercepted by a Sri Lankan naval vessel at mid-sea.... read..
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