Chennai: News

15 May 2024


Day 5 remains steady for 'Srikanth' at box office 

Rajkummar Rao's Srikanth has shown a consistent performance at the box office since its release, amassing an estimated ₹13.35cr in India nett earnings over its first four days.

Bengaluru airport's T2 sees water leakage after heavy rainfall

Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) Terminal 2 (T2) experienced water leakage due to heavy rainfall on Thursday.

02 May 2024

Music Industry

Renowned Tamil singer Uma Ramanan dies at 72 in Chennai

In a major blow to the Indian singing landscape, esteemed playback singer Uma Ramanan died on Wednesday, May 1 in Chennai. The cause of her death remains undisclosed.

02 May 2024

Aayush Sharma

'Ruslaan' box office earnings stagnate on 6th day

The Hindi action film, Ruslaan, starring Aayush Sharma, Sushrii Shreya Mishraa, Jagapathi Babu, and Vidya Malvade, has experienced a stagnation in its box office earnings by the sixth day of its release.

What is ISHAN, India's push for 'one nation, one airspace'

India has begun the process of consolidating its four airspace zones into a single entity in order to refine and strengthen air traffic management (ATM).

17 Apr 2024


Apple in advanced talks for iPhone camera production in India

Apple is reportedly nearing the conclusion of discussions to manufacture key iPhone components, specifically camera modules, in India.

13 Apr 2024


Low-cost hideouts, fake identities: How Bengaluru blast accused evaded cops 

The two men who were arrested in West Bengal in connection with the Bengaluru cafe blast managed to elude police by selecting low-cost hideouts, paying in cash, and not panicking, reports said.

12 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha

Renowned Tamil actor Arulmani's unexpected death shocks many

Renowned Tamil actor Arulmani, known for his performances in Azhagi, Thendral, and Thandavakkone, passed away on Thursday due to a cardiac arrest. He was 65.

12 Apr 2024


This Indian start-up has introduced 15-minute charging to passenger three-wheelers

India's EV industry is set for a major shift, with the introduction of a three-wheeler passenger vehicle that can fully charge in just 15 minutes.

09 Apr 2024


Tamil cinema stalwart and ex-politician RM Veerappan dies at 97

Renowned Tamil film producer and five-time cabinet minister from Tamil Nadu, RM Veerappan, died on Tuesday in Chennai. He was 97

08 Apr 2024


Dhanush and filmmaker wife Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth file for divorce: Report

Superstar Dhanush and filmmaker Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth have initiated legal proceedings for their divorce at the family court in Chennai, according to India Today.

03 Apr 2024

Tamil Cinema

Veteran Tamil actor Visweswara Rao (64) succumbs to cancer

The Tamil film industry is mourning the loss of celebrated actor Visweswara Rao, who passed away on Tuesday (April 2), reportedly due to complications related to cancer.

03 Apr 2024


Bengaluru named India's most budget-friendly travel destination

Bengaluru, often called India's "Silicon Valley," has been declared the most budget-friendly travel destination in the country by Agoda, a leading travel booking platform.

26 Mar 2024

Tamil Cinema

Celebrated Tamil comedian Seshu dies (60) due to heart-related ailment

The comedy world has lost celebrated actor Seshu, best known for his role in Vijay TV's hit parody series, Lollu Sabha.

20 Mar 2024


'Ilaiyaraaja' biopic starring Dhanush announced; first look poster unveiled

Finally! The makers of the highly anticipated Ilaiyaraaja biopic have launched the magnum opus in Chennai.

20 Mar 2024


Tamil Nadu: AIADMK unveils first list for Lok Sabha polls 

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Wednesday announced its first list of candidates for 16 Lok Sabha seats.

04 Mar 2024

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: 2 schools receive hoax bomb threats, probe underway

At least two schools in Tamil Nadu received bomb threats via email on Monday, sparking fear among students, staff, and parents.

IMD predicts more heatwaves, intense summer in India this year

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the country will face more heatwave days in the summer of 2024.

11 Feb 2024


IndiGo plane causes runway closure at Delhi airport

An IndiGo flight (6E 2221) from Amritsar on Sunday missed the taxiway after landing at Delhi airport, causing a temporary blockage on one of the runways, PTI reported.

08 Feb 2024

Bomb Threat

Chennai schools receive hoax bomb threats, investigation underway 

At least four private schools in Chennai received bomb threats via email on Thursday, prompting parents to rush to the school and pick up their kids.

03 Feb 2024


Para-athlete Suvarna Raj alleges 'mistreatment' by IndiGo staff; airline apologizes 

Indian para-athlete Suvarna Raj has voiced her concerns about the alleged mistreatment of differently-abled individuals by airlines, citing her recent experience with an IndiGo Airlines flight.

29 Jan 2024


Pune: Infosys techie shot dead in hotel room by boyfriend

A 26-year-old software engineer was allegedly shot dead by her boyfriend in a hotel room on the outskirts of Pune, Maharashtra, on Saturday.

25 Jan 2024


Now buy Chennai Metro QR tickets on WhatsApp: Here's how

Chennai Metro is revolutionizing the way passengers purchase tickets, by introducing a new WhatsApp-based QR code ticketing service.

12 Jan 2024

Indian Air Force

Mystery solved! Missing IAF plane's wreckage found after 8 years

The long-standing mystery surrounding the disappearance of an Indian Air Force (IAF) An-32 transport aircraft in 2016 may finally have been solved.

08 Jan 2024

Tamil Nadu

TN: Heavy rains shut schools, colleges, trigger massive traffic jams

Torrential rains on Sunday caused massive traffic jams, creating difficulties for commuters in various parts of Tamil Nadu, especially Chennai.

07 Jan 2024


Qualcomm's new Rs. 177cr Chennai facility to create 1,600 jobs

Global semiconductor giant Qualcomm has announced plans for a new design center in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, with a proposed investment of Rs. 177.27 crore.

04 Jan 2024


2024 Book Fair Guide: Chennai, Delhi, Jaipur and more

Here's to all the bibliophiles! Welcome to the vibrant world of literature as India eagerly anticipates the 47th Chennai Book Fair 2024, followed by the Jaipur Literature Festival and the New Delhi World Book Fair.

27 Dec 2023

Tamil Nadu

Chennai: 42 hospitalized after ammonia gas leak in Ennore

A major ammonia gas leak late on Tuesday at the Coromandel International Limited industrial unit in Ennore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, led to 42 people being hospitalized.

25 Dec 2023


Techie burned alive by ex-classmate who changed sex for her

In a spine-chilling incident in Tamil Nadu, a 24-year-old software engineer, R Nandhini, was allegedly brutally murdered by her former classmate, Vetrimaran, who underwent a sex change operation in hopes of marrying her.

17 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi to inaugurate Varanasi's 2nd Vande Bharat train, Kashi-Tamil Sangamam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reportedly flag off the second Vande Bharat Express train in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday. He will also flag off a new train between Banaras and Kanyakumari, the country's two religious seats.

15 Dec 2023

Tamil Nadu

Chennai oil spill triggers health issues among residents after flood

Thousands of people have been affected by a crude oil spill in Ennore—located 25km from Chennai in Tamil Nadu—triggered by Cyclone Michaung. Even weeks after the storm, the spillage's terrible ecological impact is still being felt.

08 Dec 2023


Cyclone Michaung: 20 dead in Chennai; schools, colleges shut

Heavy rainfall triggered by Cyclone Michaung has flooded Chennai and resulted in at least 20 deaths.

06 Dec 2023


Cyclone Michaung: Mahindra offers complimentary support to affected car owners

Mahindra has stepped up to help vehicle owners in Chennai impacted by Cyclone Michaung by launching a support initiative.

06 Dec 2023


Cyclone Michaung weakens after landfall in Andhra Pradesh

Cyclone Michaung hit Andhra Pradesh near Bapatla late on Tuesday but has since weakened into a deep depression.

05 Dec 2023

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan rescued from flood-hit Chennai; photo goes viral

Cyclone Michaung has wreaked havoc in Chennai, leading to at least eight deaths and leaving many areas flooded.

05 Dec 2023

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra braces for Cyclone Michaung's landfall, 8 dead in Chennai

After causing eight deaths in Tamil Nadu's Chennai, Cyclone Michaung is set to hit Andhra Pradesh as a severe cyclonic storm on Tuesday, bringing powerful winds of 90-100km/h and gusts up to 110km/h.

04 Dec 2023


Cyclone Michaung: Foxconn, Pegatron stop iPhone production near Chennai 

The production of Apple's iPhones at Foxconn and Pegatron facilities near Chennai has been stopped due to heavy rains, Reuters reported.

04 Dec 2023

Tamil Nadu

Cyclone Michaung: Heavy rain floods runway at Chennai airport

Ahead of Cyclone Michaung's expected landfall on Tuesday, heavy rains lashed several parts of Tamil Nadu and flooded the Chennai International Airport on Monday.

Cyclone Michaung intensifies; high alert in Andhra, Tamil Nadu

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued heavy rainfall alerts for Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Odisha as Cyclone Michaung intensified into a "severe cyclonic storm" over the Southwest Bay of Bengal on Monday.

Tamil Nadu: ED officer arrested for taking Rs. 20L bribe

Tamil Nadu's Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) arrested a senior Enforcement Directorate (ED) officer in Dindigul for allegedly accepting Rs. 20 lakh bribe from a government doctor on Friday.

01 Dec 2023

Tamil Nadu

More rain to lash Chennai, other Tamil Nadu districts today

Heavy rainfall continued to batter Chennai and several other districts of Tamil Nadu on Thursday, triggering waterlogging and traffic jams in several low-lying regions of the state.

30 Nov 2023

Tamil Nadu

Schools shut, helpline numbers launched: Heavy rain cripples Tamil Nadu

Schools in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Chengalpattu, Ranipet, and Kanchipuram districts of Tamil Nadu will remain closed on Thursday amid heavy rain.

IMD forecasts rainfall in Mumbai; Yellow alert in Gujarat, TN

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted rainfall in Mumbai and other coastal areas of Maharashtra from Saturday.

22 Nov 2023

Sexual Harassment

Mansoor's sexist remarks: Actor booked over comments on Trisha Krishnan

Chennai Police filed a First Information Report (FIR) against actor Mansoor Ali Khan over his alleged sexist comments on his Leo co-star Trisha Krishnan.

04 Nov 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu rains: Schools shut, IMD issues 'orange alert'

Amid heavy downpours due to the onset of the northeast monsoon in Tamil Nadu, schools have been shut on Saturday in nine districts of the state.

09 Oct 2023


VinFast explores acquisition of Ford's Chennai factory for India debut

Vietnamese electric vehicle (EV) maker VinFast is eyeing Ford's factory in Chennai, India, as part of its global expansion plans, Autocar has reported.

01 Oct 2023

LPG Cylinder

Commercial LPG cylinder price hiked by Rs. 209

The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), a government-owned oil and gas company, has hiked the price of commercial Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders by Rs. 209 starting Sunday, The Economic Times reported.

28 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

Father of India's 'Green Revolution,' MS Swaminathan, dies at 98

Padma Vibhushan awardee and renowned agricultural scientist Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan died on Thursday morning at the age of 98 in Chennai.

25 Sep 2023


Fire at Apple supplier Pegatron's India facility halts iPhone assembly

A fire incident at Pegatron's iPhone assembly facility near Chennai on Sunday night has led to a temporary halt in production.

11 Sep 2023

AR Rahman

AR Rahman's Chennai concert goes horribly wrong—composer-singer finally responds

AR Rahman fans were in for a tragic turn of events when they reached the Adityaram Palace City in East Coast Road, Chennai on Sunday evening for his concert Marakuma Nenjam.

01 Sep 2023

Street Food

Exploring delightful Indian street foods: A mini guide across cities

India's vibrant street food culture captivates both locals and tourists with its array of flavors, aromas, and textures.

30 Aug 2023


SRK graces 'Jawan' pre-release event with Atlee, Vijay Sethupathi, Anirudh

Finally! Every fan's prayers have been answered!

17 Aug 2023

Formula Racing

All-new Chennai street circuit to host F4 India night race

Chennai is preparing for the F4 Indian Championship and Indian Racing League, set to take place on December 9 and 10. These races will take place at the newly-constructed Chennai Formula Racing Circuit.

14 Aug 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: Man ends life after NEET aspirant son's suicide

A double suicide incident reported in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, has jolted the country.

07 Aug 2023

Tamil Cinema

Tamil actor Sindhu, who couldn't afford breast cancer treatment, dies

Tamil actor Sindhu, who had stepped into the film industry as a child artist and then subsequently worked in a few films, has reportedly passed away. She was in her early 40s.

01 Aug 2023

LPG Cylinder

Commercial LPG cylinder price reduced by Rs. 100

Oil marketing companies have cut the price of commercial liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders by up to Rs. 100, reported News18.

26 Jul 2023


Assam: Engineer's COVID-19 lockdown love story ends in triple murder

In a shocking development, a 25-year-old mechanical engineer killed his wife and her parents before surrendering to the police with his nine-month-old son in his arms.

11 Jul 2023

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

#LGMTrailer launch: Exploring MS Dhoni's unwavering bond with Tamil Nadu

Legendary cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni has wholeheartedly embraced Chennai, receiving unconditional love and support in return.

Tamil Nadu: IMD forecast heavy rainfall in Chennai, other districts

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast heavy rainfall in Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, and some other districts on Tuesday.

15 Jun 2023


ASK Cinemas: Sivakarthikeyan to open his multiplex in Chennai 

Multiplexes have been the way of cinema in India for more than a decade now. The style of content saw a huge shift too.

14 Jun 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: After getting arrested, minister cries on camera

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday arrested Tamil Nadu Electricity Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader V Senthil Balaji on money laundering charges in Chennai, reported NDTV.

03 Jun 2023


Odisha train crash: 250 survivors board special train to Chennai

As many as 250 survivors of the Odisha train tragedy boarded a special train on Saturday, with a majority of them on their way to Tamil Nadu's Chennai, PTI reported, quoting a railway official.

03 Jun 2023


'Dead bodies everywhere': Survivors of Odisha train accident recount horror

"Families crushed away, limbless bodies and a bloodbath on the train tracks." This is how Anubhav Das, a survivor of Odisha's Balasore triple train crash on Friday, described the aftermath of India's worst train accident.

02 Jun 2023


Odisha: 50 dead, 350+ injured as 3 trains collide

At least 50 people died and over 350 were injured on Friday following a three-way accident involving the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express, and a goods train at Bahanagar in Odisha's Balasore district.

01 Jun 2023

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

MS Dhoni spotted reading Bhagavad Gita ahead of knee surgery

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the best cricketers in the world and the ex-Indian skipper is known for his leadership skills. As he is currently basking in the glory of Chennai Super Kings's fifth IPL triumph, he was recently spotted in Mumbai reading Bhagavad Gita ahead of a knee surgery.

26 May 2023


Kerala: Missing man's chopped body found in trolley bag

In a horrific incident, a hotel owner from Malappuram, Kerala, was killed and chopped into pieces.

08 May 2023

OTT releases

OTT: Amazon Prime Video's 'Modern Love Chennai' release date out

Modern Love is one of the most famous anthology series worldwide. Following the success of the original American show, the makers have created several international adaptations, including in India.

07 May 2023

Tamil Nadu

'The Kerala Story' not to be screened in Tamil Nadu

The controversies surrounding Adah Sharma starrer The Kerala Story have refused to die down.

26 Apr 2023

AR Rahman

'Not Hindi, speak in Tamil': AR Rahman to his wife

A video of AR Rahman and his wife Saira Banu from an awards show is going viral on social media. Wondering why? Well, it is because Rahman asked his wife to not speak in Hindi, but rather in Tamil at the event.

22 Apr 2023

IIT Madras

IIT Madras student found dead, 4th suspected suicide this year

A 20-year-old student of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Tamil Nadu's Chennai was found dead in his hostel room on Friday, reported Indian Express.

06 Apr 2023

Tamil Nadu

3 men arrested for biting off snake's head, filming it

Three men from Chennai's Arakkonam were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly biting off a live snake's head and posting the incident's video on social media.

04 Apr 2023

Tamil Nadu

Chennai: Sex worker murders ex-boyfriend; buries him with priest's help

A man was allegedly killed by his former lover, a sex worker, and three other men in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai, likely over money, the police said. They then chopped up his body and traveled 400km to bury it.