Articles about Chennai
24 Jun 2021
Petrol nears Rs. 99/liter mark in Chennai after latest hike
Petrol prices in Chennai neared Rs. 99 per liter mark on Thursday after fuel prices were increased again on firming international oil rates.
29 May 2021
Fuel prices hiked again; petrol crosses Rs. 100/liter in Mumbai
The prices of petrol and diesel are once again on the rise across the country with Mumbai becoming the first metro city in India to witness the cost of petrol crossing the Rs. 100/liter-mark on Saturday.
25 May 2021
Chennai teacher, accused of sexual misconduct by dozens, arrested
G Rajagopalan, 59, a commerce teacher at a top school in Chennai, has been arrested after being accused of sexually harassing over a dozen girl students.
12 May 2021
'Emergency auto ambulance,' an initiative helping COVID-19 patients in Chennai
At a time when oxygen is in high demand amid the second wave of COVID-19 in the country, with people scampering for hospital beds with oxygen supply, a Chennai-based NGO is reaching out to the needy in makeshift ambulances with the life-saving gas.
09 Apr 2021
No FIR filed after Chennai corporation employees found with EVMs
No FIR has been registered in connection against the four men who were caught carrying Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines in Tamil Nadu's Velachery on Tuesday, IANS reported.
24 Mar 2021
In Chennai, get the coronavirus vaccine right at your doorstep
In Chennai, eligible citizens no longer need to queue up at vaccination centers for their dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, thanks to a new scheme launched by the city's civic body.
22 Mar 2021
50L jobs, ration home delivery: BJP releases TN poll manifesto
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday released its manifesto for the 2021 Tamil Nadu election.
19 Feb 2021
Madras HC notice to Centre in case over Covishield side-effects
The Madras High Court on Friday issued a notice to the central government, among others, in a case pertaining to the alleged adverse reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine Covishield.
14 Feb 2021
Chennai: PM Modi hands over Arjun Battle Tank to Army
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today handed over the indigenously-developed Arjun Main Battle Tank (Mark 1A) to Army Chief General MM Naravane in Chennai, where he has gone to launch various government programs.
14 Feb 2021
Modi praises farmers in Tamil Nadu while launching infrastructure projects
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday applauded the farmers of Tamil Nadu for "record food grain production and good use of water resources."
12 Feb 2021
India vs England: BCCI removes Chepauk pitch curator
Following India's defeat in first Test in Chennai, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has removed its pitch curator Taposh Chatterjee.
04 Feb 2021
From droughts to floods: Chennai's water problem needs immediate solving
Chennai, India's sixth-largest city and home to 11 million people, witnessed its worst floods in 2015. Four years later, the city's taps infamously ran dry in the summer of 2019.
02 Feb 2021
Second India-England Test to see 50 per cent spectators
The second Test between India and England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, starting February 13, is set to have 50 per cent crowd in attendance.
23 Jan 2021
First two India-England Tests to be played behind closed doors
The first two Tests of the upcoming series between India and England will be played behind closed doors at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
21 Jan 2021
BCCI could allow 50% crowd attendance for India-England Tests
There is some good news for Indian cricket fans as the BCCI is contemplating allowing 50% crowd attendance for the Tests against England.
19 Jan 2021
Chennai: Kamal Haasan undergoes leg surgery
Actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Monday underwent leg surgery at a Chennai hospital and is doing well, his daughters Shruti Haasan and Akshara Haasan said in a statement on Tuesday.
12 Jan 2021
Vivek Oberoi's brother-in-law Aditya Alva arrested in drugs case
Film actor Vivek Oberoi's brother-in-law Aditya Alva was arrested by officials of the Bengaluru Crime Branch from Chennai on Monday night.
03 Jan 2021
Chennai: Luxury hotel turns COVID-19 hotspot; 85 test positive
At least 85 people have tested positive for COVID-19 at ITC Grand Chola in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, since December 15, 2020, a senior official said Saturday.
23 Dec 2020
Rajinikanth-starrer 'Annaatthe's shoot halted after crew members test COVID-19 positive
The shooting for superstar Rajinikanth-starrer upcoming movie Annaatthe has been suspended after four crew members tested positive for the novel coronavirus on the film's sets.
15 Dec 2020
Actor Chitra's husband arrested for allegedly abetting her suicide
Days after the death of Tamil television actor Chitra in Chennai, her husband Hemanth has been arrested for allegedly abetting her suicide.
26 Nov 2020
Nivar weakens into "severe cyclonic storm;" rains lash Chennai, Puducherry
Late last night, Cyclone Nivar made landfall near Puducherry, but it is learned to have weakened. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said this morning that the cyclone would further weaken and become a cyclonic storm.
25 Nov 2020
Cyclone Nivar to hit TN, Puducherry tonight; rains lash Chennai
Cyclone Nivar, which has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm, is approaching Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and is expected to hit the southeast coast by midnight.
29 Sep 2020
Tamil actor Thennarasu dies by alleged suicide
In yet another shocking development, Thennarasu, a young actor who predominantly appeared in Tamil movies, died by alleged suicide on September 29.
26 Sep 2020
SP Balasubrahmanyam's funeral held with police honors
Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam's last rites were held in Chennai on Saturday afternoon along with a 72-gun salute by the Tamil Nadu Police.
01 Sep 2020
TN: History-sheeter comes to join BJP, escapes after seeing cops
A notorious history-sheeter had a close run-in with cops as he tried to join the Bharatiya Janata Party at an event in Tamil Nadu on Monday.
29 Aug 2020
Chennai doctors perform Asia's first lung transplant on COVID-19 patient
A team of surgeons at a Chennai hospital performed a bilateral lung transplant (double-lung transplant) on a patient of COVID-19.
24 Aug 2020
Veteran filmmaker AB Raj passes away at 95
Veteran film director and producer AB Raj (aka Antony Basker Raj) has passed away. He was 95.
14 Aug 2020
COVID-19: Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam's health critical, on life support
Veteran playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam's health deteriorated last night. He has since been shifted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Chennai's MGM Healthcare facility.
12 Jul 2020
Apple is planning to shift China production to India: Report
Apple's contract manufacturer Foxconn is set to invest up to $1 billion in its Chennai plant in India.
24 Jun 2020
Sachin Tendulkar vs Rahul Dravid: Statistical comparison in Test cricket
The history of Indian cricket comprises two of the greatest batsmen to have played the game.
15 Jun 2020
Total lockdown in Chennai from June 19; details here
The Tamil Nadu government has decided to impose a complete lockdown in Chennai and parts of neighboring districts from June 19-30.
26 May 2020
Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 4,172; Nagaland reports 3 cases
India on Monday recorded over 6,500 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to nearly 1.45 lakh.
25 Apr 2020
TN: Panic buying grips 5 cities ahead of complete lockdown
After the Tamil Nadu government ordered a total lockdown in five cities from Sunday, social distancing went for a toss as thousands rushed to markets to stock up on essentials.
24 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: Complete lockdown in Chennai, Coimbatore, 3 other TN cities
The Tamil Nadu government on Friday placed five cities under complete lockdown in light of the coronavirus outbreak. The cities include Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, and Tiruppur.
14 Feb 2020
Should more Indian cities adopt 'Honk More, Wait More'?
Recently, the Mumbai Police introduced a scheme to discipline reckless honkers at traffic signals: 'Honk More, Wait More'.
12 Feb 2020
LPG cylinder price hiked; check new rates here
The state-run oil marketing company Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) on Wednesday increased the rates of LPG cylinders by up to Rs. 149 per cylinder.
21 Dec 2019
Sundar Pichai is getting a huge pay raise in 2020
The CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet, Sundar Pichai, is getting a huge pay raise in the year 2020.
02 Dec 2019
Tamil Nadu rains: 15 people killed, schools closed
In an unfortunate incident, 15 people were killed after a wall collapsed this morning in a village near Mettupalayam in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district, as heavy rains continue to batter the southern state.
10 Nov 2019
IIT Madras student found dead in hostel room; suicide suspected
A 19-year-old woman student of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, was found dead in her hostel room on Saturday.
27 Oct 2019
Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Convict Nalini starts hunger-strike, demands release
Nalini Sriharan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, went on a hunger strike on Saturday demanding release, reports ANI.