Articles about Chennai

Petrol, diesel prices drop sharply after Centre cuts excise duty

23 May 2022

Business
Petrol, diesel prices drop sharply after Centre cuts excise duty

Fuel prices saw a considerable reduction after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Saturday announcement of a central excise duty cut of Rs. 8/liter on petrol and Rs. 6/liter on diesel.

Tamil Nadu: DMK government completes 1 year; Stalin announces schemes

07 May 2022

Politics
Tamil Nadu: DMK government completes 1 year; Stalin announces schemes

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday unveiled a slew of social welfare schemes on the first anniversary of the DMK government in the state.

Chennai: Cops face murder charges in custodial death case

07 May 2022

India
Chennai: Cops face murder charges in custodial death case

An arrest threat looms large over several Tamil Nadu Police personnel in connection with the custodial death of a 25-year-old man, Vignesh, in Chennai.

Fuel prices hiked again, 13th increase in 15 days

05 Apr 2022

Business
Fuel prices hiked again, 13th increase in 15 days

State-owned fuel retailers on Tuesday raised the price of petrol and diesel by 80 paise, the 13th increase in the last 15 days.

5 must-visit zoological parks in India

01 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
5 must-visit zoological parks in India

Growing up we used to be so curious about zoo visits.

'Made in India' iPhone 13 likely to arrive in April

16 Mar 2022

Technology
'Made in India' iPhone 13 likely to arrive in April

Seven months after it was introduced in India and other markets, Apple is likely to start manufacturing the iPhone 13 at the Foxconn plant in Sriperumbudur near Chennai from April, according to Business Standard.

5 things to do in Chennai

09 Jan 2022

Lifestyle
5 things to do in Chennai

The capital city of Tamil Nadu, Chennai is well-known for its magnificent temples, vivacious culture, serene beaches, and mouth-watering cuisine.

Short film streaming platform Shortflix gets Series A funding

03 Jan 2022

Entertainment
Short film streaming platform Shortflix gets Series A funding

Chennai-based OTT platform Shortflix has reportedly collaborated with a leading media firm for raising Series A funding.

Chennai witnesses record rainfall in 200 years, several areas flooded

28 Nov 2021

India
Chennai witnesses record rainfall in 200 years, several areas flooded

Several areas in Chennai witnessed floods as incessant rainfall continued in many parts of the Tamil Nadu capital on Sunday.

Tomato prices have shot past Rs. 100/kg. Here's why

24 Nov 2021

India
Tomato prices have shot past Rs. 100/kg. Here's why

Prices of tomatoes have hit the roof across the country.

Rains hit southern India; heavy downpour predicted in Karnataka today

21 Nov 2021

India
Rains hit southern India; heavy downpour predicted in Karnataka today

Heavy rainfall is forecasted for coastal and south interior Karnataka on Sunday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

IMD issues flash flood warning for Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh

19 Nov 2021

India
IMD issues flash flood warning for Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a flash flood warning for the southern states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Puducherry.

Chennai to receive heavy rains as red alert issued

17 Nov 2021

India
Chennai to receive heavy rains as red alert issued

Chennai will likely witness a spell of heavy rainfall from Wednesday night due to a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal.

TN rains: Chennai streets flooded; airport arrivals resume after suspension

11 Nov 2021

India
TN rains: Chennai streets flooded; airport arrivals resume after suspension

The heavy rains in Tamil Nadu worsened on Thursday as the depression over the Bay of Bengal crossed the coast near Chennai in the evening.

TN rains: Red alert sounded; flood warning for low-lying areas

09 Nov 2021

India
TN rains: Red alert sounded; flood warning for low-lying areas

Intense rainfall is set to continue in Chennai and its neighboring districts in Tamil Nadu, the India Meteorological Department has predicted.

Fuel price hike: Petrol crosses Rs. 110/liter in Mumbai

10 Oct 2021

India
Fuel price hike: Petrol crosses Rs. 110/liter in Mumbai

Petrol and diesel prices across the country soared to a record high on Sunday after the rates were hiked for the sixth consecutive day.

Chennai surgeon designs 3D printed heart valve

19 Aug 2021

Technology
Chennai surgeon designs 3D printed heart valve

A Chennai-based surgeon has designed and developed a unique prototype of a 3D printed specialized biopolymer heart valve to replace the valves currently made with metal components (mechanical) or animal tissue (bioprosthetic).

Petrol nears Rs. 99/liter mark in Chennai after latest hike

24 Jun 2021

Business
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.

Fuel prices hiked again; petrol crosses Rs. 100/liter in Mumbai

29 May 2021

Business
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.

Chennai teacher, accused of sexual misconduct by dozens, arrested

25 May 2021

India
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.

'Emergency auto ambulance,' an initiative helping COVID-19 patients in Chennai

12 May 2021

India
'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.

No FIR filed after Chennai corporation employees found with EVMs

09 Apr 2021

Politics
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

India
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

Politics
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

Sports
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

India
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

Sports
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

Sports
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

Sports
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

Entertainment
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

Entertainment
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

India
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

Entertainment
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

Entertainment
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

India
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

India
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

Entertainment
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.

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