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War of words erupts between The Hindu group members over paper's credibility
Chennai, July 25 (IANS) A war of words has erupted on Twitter between the Chairperson of The Hindu Publishing Group (THG), Malini Parthasarathy, and N. Ram, Director, THG, following a tweet by the former.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Media,Politics
India's Nethra competing against sailors, nature in Tokyo
Chennai, July 25 (IANS) The 23-year-old Indian, K. Nethra will not only have to compete against over 40 competitors but will also have to contend with nature at the sailing event in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports
End of 'inclusiveness' in TN politics?
Chennai, July 25 (IANS) When the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) sleuths raided 21 premises, including the residence of AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu Transport Minister M.R. Vijayabhaskar on July 22, it sent out a clear message -- the politics of vendetta which is a common phenomenon in Dravidian politics of the state is back with a bang.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
One medal that can change TN athletes' lives forever
Chennai, July 25 (IANS) It was the fire in their empty stomachs and racing on bare foot during their younger days that took five Tamil Nadu athletes to the tracks at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports
Catholic Priest arrested in TN for hate speech
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) A Roman Catholic priest George Ponnaiah who made disgusting speech in Kanniyakumari district about Bharat Mata, Hinduism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and the DMK government led by Chief Minister M.K. Stalin was arrested in Madurai on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion
Amarinder, Stalin hail Mirabai Chanu's Olympic triumph (Ld)
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) The Chief Ministers of Punjab and Tamil Nadu on Saturday congratulated weightlifter Mirabai Chanu for bagging silver in the 49 kg category, securing India's first medal at ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Sports
Mirabai's silver medal a sparkling start for India in Olympics: Stalin
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday wished Olympic silver medallist Mirabai Chanu for her achievement.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports
People will oppose DMK govt if it allows lotteries: AIADMK
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and the AIADMK's Joint Coordinator K. Palaniswami on Saturday warned the DMK government that it would face public ire if the sale of lottery tickets was allowed.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Cases of dry eyes, digital screen strain, mature cataract on the rise
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) The number of cases of dry eyes and digital eye strain has gone up during the pandemic period, said a top official of Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
BARC develops & transfers cotton-based biodegradable oil absorbent to pvt firm
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) India's premier nuclear sector research organisation Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai has transferred its highly efficient cotton-based biodegradable oil absorbent technology to a private company.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Pa. Ranjith: I don't believe in any small or big artists
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Tamil filmmaker Pa. Ranjith has delivered blockbusters such as "Kabali" and "Madras". Even after directing superstar Rajinikanth twice successfully, the filmmaker is still learning about what the audience is expecting from him.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
DMK government to convert Hosur into Silicon Valley: Minister
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Information Technology Minister T. Mano Thangaraj on Friday said that the DMK government, under Chief Minister M.K. Stalin would turn the state's Hosur into 'Silicon Valley'.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Demand for admission in Chennai Corporation schools soars amid pandemic
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) With the Covid-19 pandemic leading to people losing work, especially those who are self-employed or employed in private firms, there are some cases, where both the husband and wife have suffered from job losses, and here, their focus is on reducing their expenses, especially on children's school fees.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Health/Medicine
TN health department to seal gutka, paan shops
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Health department will take stringent action against shops selling 'gutka' and 'paan' which are banned in the state. A study by the health department revealed that nearly 30 crore of these items were sold in the state in the past eight years.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
AIADMK to protest on July 28 against DMK for not fulfilling poll promises
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) The opposition All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) will hold protests on July 28 against the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) government for not fulfilling most of its poll promises such as cancellation of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) exam, reduction in petrol, diesel and cooking gas prices, among others.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Narcotic tablets seized at Chennai Foreign Post Office
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) The Customs Department on Friday said it has seized 100 methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) tablets that arrived from Germany in a parcel.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Balakrishna, Boyapati Srinu shoot Akhanda climax in TN
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Telugu actor Nandamuri Balakrishna has started shooting for the climax scene of his upcoming film "Akhanda" in a temple in Tamil Nadu.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Tamil Nadu to promote thermal power projects
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedo), involved in the generation and distribution of power, will be speeding up the thermal power projects in the state.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
AIADMK to fight vigilance raids legally, politically
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) The opposition AIADMK is on the course of taking legal recourse against the Directorate of Vigilance and Crime Branch (DVAC) raids conducted at 21 places related to former state transport minister and party leader, M.R. Vijayabhaskar.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
2 Cr vaccinated from Covid in TN: Govt
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian has said that two crore people have been administered vaccines against Covid-19 in his state as of Thursday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
TN Congress Chief demands Amit Shah's resignation over snoopgate
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Congress chief K.S. Alagiri on Thursday demanded the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the Pegasus snooping row.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Madras HC prevents state from buying buses that are not disabled-friendly
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Thursday restrained the Tamil Nadu government from purchasing buses for public transport unless they are disabled- friendly.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Security beefed up in Madurai for RSS chief's four-day visit
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Security in Madurai town and its surrounding areas has been beefed up for the four-day visit of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to the city. The RSS leader has reached Madurai and will be staying at Sai Nagar for four days till Monday.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Clarify on deaths due to oxygen shortage, Panneerselvam to Stalin
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) AIADMK Coordinator and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Thursday hit out at Health Minister Ma Subramanian's statement that there had been no deaths in the state due to oxygen shortage, saying it "is like hiding a full pumpkin in a plate of rice".
2021-07-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rs 10 lakh to kin of govt general insurance employees dying of Covid
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) The four government owned non-life insurers will pay ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh to the nominees of the employees who died due to Covid-19, a top leader of the General Insurance Employees All India Association (GIEAIA) said.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Tamil to be made communication language in govt offices in TN
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Minister for Tamil Official Language, Tamil Culture and archeology, Thangam Thenarasu on Thursday said that the state government has taken steps to ensure that Tamil is made the official communication language in government offices of the state.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Riythvika on being directed by Arvind Swami: It's an honour
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Tamil actress Riythvika says that to be directed by actor Arvind Swami in upcoming anthology "Navrasa" was an enthralling experience for her.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chennai Corporation concerned over crowds thronging markets, beach
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation is under concern over the uncontrolled crowd in markets, including the fish and vegetable markets in Chennai city as well as in Marina beach.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Fire breaks out in Chennai, quick action saved several lives
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) A quick action by the fire department helped evacuate 38 people who were trapped on the third floor of a building at Anna Salai here when the fire broke out on Thursday afternoon.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
12 crew rescued as steel cargo carrying ship MV Kanchan sinks off Gujarat coast (Ld)
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Twelve Indian crew stranded on cargo ship MV Kanchan were rescued just ahead of the vessel sinking off Umargam, Gujarat, said an official of Indian Coast Guard.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AIADMK splits Erode Rural into two districts after defections
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) The AIADMK stung by the defections of senior leaders into the DMK fold after it lost in Erode rural district and other areas, has as a measure to pacify the tensions in the party district unit, bifurcated Erode Rural district into Erode East and Erode West while retaining Erode Urban district as such.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Vigilance raid at premises of former Ex-AIADMK Minister Vijayabhaskar
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption (DVAC) of the state police on Thursday conducted inspections at the premises of former transport minister and AIADMK leader M.R. Vijayabhaskar.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Chennai schools launch online complaint boxes against sexual offences
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) After a couple of teachers were arrested following complaints from students that they were sexually assaulted in schools and even during online classes, the Chennai schools have launched virtual complaint boxes to complain against misbehaving teachers.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
12 crew of cargo ship MV Kanchan stranded off Gujarat coast saved
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Twelve Indian crew stranded on cargo ship MV Kanchan off Umargam, Gujarat, were rescued by another ship MV Hermeez, said Indian Coast Guard on Thursday.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Actor Siddharth talks about his experience of working in 'Navarasa'
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Rathindran R. Prasad has directed "Inmai" (emotion: fear) in "Navarasa". The upcoming OTT anthology that has nine stories based on the nine 'rasa' or human emotions. The film has actor Siddharth in the central role.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
TN forest dept collects 100 kg of plastic waste from Krusadai island
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu forest department collected and cleared 100 kg of plastic waste that washed ashore on Krusadai Island in the Gulf of Mannar off Tamil Nadu.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
TN to scrap outsourcing in recruitment for government posts
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian on Wednesday said that the state government would scrap outsourcing in recruitment to government departments and will only undertake direct recruitment.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
'Sarpatta Paramabarai' director Pa. Ranjith opens up on research for the film
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) Tamil filmmaker Pa.Ranjith, who is known for delivering larger-than-life entertainers, recently released his new film "Sarpatta Parambarai" digitally. The film starring Arya narrates the tale of a clash between two clans against the backdrop of boxing. The filmmaker says research didn't take much time, but the writing was challenging.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
To win, balance between attack & defence must: New Chennaiyin FC coach
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) New chief coach of the Indian Super League (ISL) side Chennaiyin FC, Bozidar Bandovic, says that there has to be a balance between attack and defence and the teams that are able to manage it reap the fruits of success.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
TN Cong demands Amit Shah's resignation over snooping
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Congress has demanded the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah for the "illegal surveillance" conducted through the Israeli firm NSO's spyware Pegasus on political leaders, journalists, human rights activists, ministers, judiciary, and other prominent persons in the country.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Technology
Flood warning likely in southern TN districts
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) A second flood warning in southern districts of Tamil Nadu, including Madurai district is expected following incessant rains increasing the water levels in Vaiga dam.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
TN police intensify graft probe against ex-minister Velumani
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) The Crime Branch special team of Tamil Nadu police has intensified investigation into the corruption charges against former minister and AIADMK leader, S.P. Velumani after the first bench of the Madras High court provided 8 weeks time to the government to complete the probe and file a report.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Indian contingent will win more medals in Tokyo: Kutty Saramma
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) Arjuna Awardee Kutty Saramma, winner of the silver medal in 4x400m relay at 1990 Beijing and 1994 Hiroshima Asian Games, feels India will win more medals at the Tokyo Olympics than in any previous edition, and that the men's hockey team is capable of finishing on the podium.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports
Chennai tops metros in inoculating maximum eligible population
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) When compared to other metropolitan cities of the country, Chennai has administered two doses of vaccines to the maximum number of the eligible population. A study conducted by the Greater Chennai Corporation said that the City has inoculated the maximum number of eligible population when compared to other metros.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
River Ganga in Tamil Nadu! DMK MP Wilson wonders
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) DMK's Rajya Sabha Member P. Wilson is wondering in which part of Tamil Nadu the river Ganga is flowing, as a part of corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds spent in the state mentions Clean Ganga Fund.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Don't move Indian Marine Fishermen Bill: Stalin to PM
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to move the Indian Marine Fishermen Bill, 2021 during the current session of the Parliament without addressing the concerns of the fisher folks.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN CM urges PM not to table Marine Fishermen Bill in Parliament
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him not to proceed with the Indian Marine Fishermen Bill, 2021 in the monsoon session of Parliament.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Sasikala visits ailing AIADMK leader Madhusudhanan in hospital
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) AIADMK's former interim General Secretary V.K.Sasikala on Tuesday visited the party's ailing Presidium Chairman E. Madhusudhanan at a private hospital here.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN looking at free vaccination in pvt hospitals with CSR support
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian said on Tuesday that the state government is exploring the possibilities of providing free Covid vaccine doses to the people through private hospitals and reimbursing the hospitals by using Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Actor, BJP leader Khushbu Sundar's Twitter account hacked
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Noted actor and BJP leader Khushbu Sundar has complained to the Tamil Nadu Director General of Police Sylendra Babu as her official Twitter account was hacked.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Technology