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TN fire mishap: Death toll reaches 7
Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) With the recovery of another body, the death toll in the Kallakurichi firecracker shop accident has reached seven, police said on Wednesday.
2021-10-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
VCK objects to TN Governor's 'political interference'
Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan has objected to Tamil Nadu Governor R.N. Ravi calling a meeting of Vice-Chancellors of universities, saying that the latter was trying to "politically interfere" in the governance of the state.
2021-10-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN to open spillways of Mullaperiyar dam
Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government, which manages the Mullaperiyar dam although it is geographically in Kerala's Idukki district, will open the spillways at 7 a.m. on Friday.
2021-10-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
TN to set up district-level panels to appoint temple trustees
Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has told the Madras High Court that the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Department would constitute district-level committees to appoint trustees in temples under it in a span of four weeks.
2021-10-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Sasikala to attend 'Thevar Jayanthi' celebrations
Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) Former AIADMK interim General Secretary V.K. Sasikala, who was expelled from the party following her arrest and jail term, is now planning a comeback, and plans to use the caste route for this purpose even as a major section of the party led by former Chief Minister K. Palaniswami is strongly opposing her entry.
2021-10-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Mullaperiyar water well within limits, Stalin tells Vijayan
Chennai, Oct 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Wednesday told his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan that the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam is well within the limits and that his government is properly monitoring it at regular intervals.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Madras HC rejects Special DGP's plea for transferring sexual harassment case
Chennai, Oct 27 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Wednesday turned down a plea by a Special DGP of the Tamil Nadu Police to transfer sexual harassment against him on a complaint by a woman IPS officer.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tube Investments posts Rs 121 crore net profit for Q2
Chennai, Oct 27 (IANS) Diversified products company Tube Investments of India Ltd, part of the Murugappa group, on Wednesday said it closed the second quarter with a net profit of Rs 121.42 crore.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Orange alert in coastal Tamil Nadu for Friday, Saturday
Chennai, Oct 27 (IANS) An orange alert has been issued for the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu on Friday and Saturday, following the possibility of heavy rains and even very heavy rainfall, the Meteorological Department, Chennai announced on Wednesday.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Suriya on 'Jai Bhim' character: Justice Chandru has not charged a penny
Chennai, Oct 27 (IANS) With the upcoming courtroom drama 'Jai Bhim' gearing up for its release, actor Suriya who plays an advocate in this movie, talks about the inspiration behind his role.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
TN CM announces Rs 5L as relief to kin of victims killed in fire
Chennai, Oct 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin announced a financial compensation of Rs five lakh to the family of all five persons killed due to an alleged fire in a firecracker shop in Kallakurichi district.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stalin yet to fulfil poll promise of monthly report: Kamal Haasan
Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) South Indian superstar and MNM founder leader Kamal Haasan on Tuesday hit out at Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin and the DMK for not fulfilling its poll promise of presenting a monthly report on the status of the government schemes on the first day of every month.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN to hold next mega Covid vaccination camp on Oct 30
Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Health Department would conduct the next mega Covid vaccination camp on October 30 at 50,000 centres across the state, Health Minister Ma Subramanian said on Tuesday.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Routine admin communications shouldn't be politicised: TN Chief Secy
Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary V. Irai Anbu on Tuesday said it is normal for state government departments to gather information about various schemes to apprise a new Governor, and it "is not right to politicise" such administrative communication.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Cheating case registered against Palaniswami's aide
Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) A cheating case has been registered against the personal assistant of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, police said on Tuesday.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Suriya takes the stand on his upcoming courtroom drama 'Jai Bhim'
Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) Suriya Siva Kumar stars as an advocate in upcoming courtroom drama 'Jai Bhim' which will have an OTT release on Prime Video on November 2. The Tha. Se. Gnanavel directorial has Prakash Raj, Lijo Mol Jose, Rajisha, Manikandan, Rao Ramesh, and others in important roles.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Thermal power plants in TN emit more toxic gases than permissible limits: Study
Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) The thermal power plants of Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd (TANGEDCO) NLC India Ltd and NTPC Ltd are emitting toxic gases over the permissible limits, as per a study by Poovulagin Nanbargal, an environmental non-government organisation (NGO).
2021-10-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
TN to host national blind football for men and women from Oct 27-30
Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu will host the national blind football tournament for men and women from October 27-30. This is the first time the state is playing host to the national blind football tournament.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Glenmark launches diabetic drug
Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) Pharma major Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited on Tuesday said it has launched a fixed dose combination drug for Type 2 diabetes.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Health/Medicine
10 TN Cong leaders to attend 4-day training session in Gujarat
Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Congress Committee will depute ten of its state-level functionaries for a four-day training camp at Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat to be held from November 12- 15.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN to focus more on Covid vaccination, dengue control measures
Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) The health department of Tamil Nadu will now focus more on increasing Covid-19 vaccination, as well as taking measures to control a dengue fever outbreak in the state after cases were reported in Chennai and adjoining districts.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Former TN minister Vijayabhaskar appears before Vigilance
Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) Senior AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu Transport Minister, M.R. Vijayabhaskar on Monday appeared before the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti- Corruption (DVAC) in a case related to a disproportionate asset case against him.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Party leadership to decide on Sasikala's AIADMK entry: Panneerselvam
Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) In contrast to the avowed position of AIADMK's senior leadership that V.K. Sasikala will not be permitted entry, party's senior-most functionary and former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Monday said that a decision on this would be taken by senior leaders at party headquarters.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Madras HC reserves judgment on Vijay's plea to expunge adverse remarks
Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Monday reserved judgment on the plea by Tamil superstar C. Joseph Vijay that an adverse observation made by a single judge's bench of the court against him be expunged from records.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rains in Tamil Nadu as northeast monsoon arrives
Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) announced on Monday that the northeast monsoon season has arrived in Tamil Nadu with rains hitting the state.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Stalin requests bankers to extend credit to MSMEs
Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Monday urged the banks to extend credit to self employed personnel, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and education loan to students.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Madras HC order on relocation of statues meets resistance
Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) In the wake of strong public sentiment, the Tamil Nadu government is having a tough time relocating the statues of political leaders put up illegally from the streets to a "leaders park," in compliance with the Madras High Court's order.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
After caste-based beheadings, police bans caste songs in pvt buses of TN district
Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) After a spate of revenge killings and beheadings in South Tamil Nadu, the Tirunelveli Superintendent of Police V. Manivvannan has directed the private buses to refrain from playing songs that glorify the caste traditions in their vehicles.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
After 14 yrs, safety matches makers decide to resize, reprice box price
Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) Boxed by rising input prices, stagnant demand and production, galloping domestic and export freight costs, have forced the safety matches manufacturers to increase the price by Re 1 per box after 14 years.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
ICAI chief stirs controversy asking auditors, accountants to use Hindi
Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) It is now the turn of the ICAI President Nihar N. Jambusaria to start a language controversy pitting one of the regional languages against the others.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN fishermen seek legal action against Panama ship
Chennai, Oct 24 (IANS) Fishermen association of Kanyakumari and Colachil areas in South Tamil Nadu have sought action against a Panama-flagged ship for having collided with an Indian fishing boat causing grievous injuries to those in the boat.
2021-10-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Modi wants drones to deliver postal packages to remote areas: Garuda Aerospace MD
Chennai, Oct 24 (IANS) Agnishwar Jayaprakash, the 31-year-old Managing Director of the Chennai-based Garuda Aerospace, a Drones-As-A-Service (DaaS) startup, is on cloud nine after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2021-10-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
TN film industry buoyed up over decision to open theatres at full capacity
Chennai, Oct 24 (IANS) The Tamil film industry is buoyed up over the state government's decision to open theatres at full seating capacity from November 1 onwards, as it is waiting for the upheaval of its fortunes with the Diwali release of 'Annaatthe' starring mega star Rajinikanth.
2021-10-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
TN to have detailed excavation at port city of Pandyan empire, Korkai
Chennai, Oct 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Minister for Culture and Archaeology, Thangam Thenarasu has said that the state government will rope in oceanographers and archaeologists of international repute to conduct deep excavations at Korkai, the ancient port city of the erstwhile Pandyan empire.
2021-10-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Art/Culture/Books
Schools for Classes 1-8 in TN to start from Nov 1
Chennai, Oct 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday further relaxed the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions allowing shops, restaurants and other establishments to function beyond 11 p.m. and also allowed contact and non-contact sporting events from immediate effect.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Bengaluru drivers Sohil, Ruhaan shine on Day 1 of FMSCI National Racing C'ship
Coimbatore, Oct 23 (IANS) Bengaluru drivers Sohil Shah and Ruhaan Alva dominated the proceedings and won the LGB4 and JK Tyre Novice Cup categories respectively on Day 1 of the 24th JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship, here on Saturday.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Fulfill poll promise relating to construction materials: Palaniswami to DMK
Chennai, Oct 23 (IANS) 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.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Stalin launches portals to monitor projects, increase govt-industy interaction
Chennai, Oct 23 (IANS) 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.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Technology
Gold, cash found at premises of AIADMK leader, son, others: TN Vigilance
Chennai, Oct 23 (IANS) 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 to former Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, a statement said.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Police in TN's Coimbatore launch app to prevent burglary at locked houses
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) Police in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore on Friday launched a mobile app 'Safe Kovai (SaKo)' to prevent burglaries at locked houses.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
BJP Tamil Nadu chief refuses to apologise for calling Power Minister 'corrupt'
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) BJP's Tamil Nadu unit President K. Annamalai on Friday refused to apologise for accusing state Power Minister V Senthil Balaji of corruption.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Madras HC directs TN govt to regulate water for irrigation, drinking
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) 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.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
FSSAI should notify 'Front of Pack Labelling' regulations: Experts
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) 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.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
HDFC Life closes first half with lower PAT of Rs 577 cr
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) 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.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Vetri to star in Tamil film 'Bumper' based on Kerala lottery
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) 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'.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
With four kids in Tamil movie, director cans shots after 20 rehearsals
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) 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 busy with 'Shot Boot Three'.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Reduced demand for firecrackers in TN post-Covid
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) 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.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
PMK to oppose new sand quarries in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) 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.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Nadal crosses over to Kia's electric-powered EV6
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) 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.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Tennis
MGR split DMK in 1972 after pressure from Cong govt at Centre: DMK mouthpiece
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) 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.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics