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No FIR filed after Chennai corporation employees found with EVMs

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.

In Chennai, get the coronavirus vaccine right at your doorstep

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.

50L jobs, ration home delivery: BJP releases TN poll manifesto

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.

Madras HC notice to Centre in case over Covishield side-effects

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.

Chennai: PM Modi hands over Arjun Battle Tank to Army

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.

Modi praises farmers in Tamil Nadu while launching infrastructure projects

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."

India vs England: BCCI removes Chepauk pitch curator

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.

From droughts to floods: Chennai's water problem needs immediate solving

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.

Second India-England Test to see 50 per cent spectators

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.

First two India-England Tests to be played behind closed doors

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.

BCCI could allow 50% crowd attendance for India-England Tests

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.

Chennai: Kamal Haasan undergoes leg surgery

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.

Vivek Oberoi's brother-in-law Aditya Alva arrested in drugs case

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.

Chennai: Luxury hotel turns COVID-19 hotspot; 85 test positive

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.

Rajinikanth-starrer 'Annaatthe's shoot halted after crew members test COVID-19 positive

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.

Actor Chitra's husband arrested for allegedly abetting her suicide

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.

Nivar weakens into "severe cyclonic storm;" rains lash Chennai, Puducherry

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.

Cyclone Nivar to hit TN, Puducherry tonight; rains lash Chennai

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.

Tamil actor Thennarasu dies by alleged suicide

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.

SP Balasubrahmanyam's funeral held with police honors

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.

TN: History-sheeter comes to join BJP, escapes after seeing cops

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.

Chennai doctors perform Asia's first lung transplant on COVID-19 patient

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.

Veteran filmmaker AB Raj passes away at 95

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.

COVID-19: Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam's health critical, on life support

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.

Apple is planning to shift China production to India: Report

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.

Sachin Tendulkar vs Rahul Dravid: Statistical comparison in Test cricket

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.

Total lockdown in Chennai from June 19; details here

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.

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 4,172; Nagaland reports 3 cases

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.

Six best colleges for commerce students in India

19 May 2020

Six best colleges for commerce students in India

Commerce is one of the most sought-after fields of studies in India as it opens doors to various career options, including Chartered Accountancy.

TN: Panic buying grips 5 cities ahead of complete lockdown

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.

Coronavirus: Complete lockdown in Chennai, Coimbatore, 3 other TN cities

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.

Should more Indian cities adopt 'Honk More, Wait More'?

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'.

LPG cylinder price hiked; check new rates here

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.

Six best colleges for commerce students in India

29 Dec 2019

Six best colleges for commerce students in India

Commerce is one of the most sought-after fields of studies in India as it opens doors to various career options, including Chartered Accountancy.

Sundar Pichai is getting a huge pay raise in 2020

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.

Tamil Nadu rains: 15 people killed, schools closed

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.

IIT Madras student found dead in hostel room; suicide suspected

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.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Convict Nalini starts hunger-strike, demands release

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.

Vets remove 52 kg plastic from cow after 5-hour-long surgery

20 Oct 2019

Vets remove 52 kg plastic from cow after 5-hour-long surgery

In a distressing incident, a cow in Chennai was found to have a whopping 52 kilograms of plastic waste in its stomach.

I-T seizes Rs. 93cr in cash, jewelry from Kalki Bhagavan

19 Oct 2019

I-T seizes Rs. 93cr in cash, jewelry from Kalki Bhagavan

The Income Tax department has detected an undisclosed amount of over Rs. 500 crore from the premises of self-styled godman and spiritual guru Kalki Bhagavan, who claims to be the tenth avatar of Lord Vishnu.