Chennai: News

21 Feb 2019


Man wears burqa as challenge for kiss, gets thrashed

They say everything is fair in love and war.

20 Feb 2019

Tamil Nadu

Chennai-man orders from Swiggy, delivery guy 'brings' food from Rajasthan

Food delivery companies have always been under immense pressure to deliver quality food in minimum time.

17 Feb 2019


Soundarya-Vishagan's love-laden honeymoon pictures are dreamy

Earlier this week megastar Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya tied the knot with businessman-cum-actor Vishagan Vanangamudi in a lavish ceremony in Chennai.

14 Feb 2019

Tamil Nadu

Tamil actress Yashika reportedly committed suicide: Details here

Valentine's Day, the day of love, turned fatal for Tamil actress Yashika who, reportedly, committed suicide at her Chennai residence.

13 Feb 2019


IndiGo cancels 30 flights owing to shortage of pilots

Budget carrier IndiGo, on Tuesday, had to cancel as many as 30 flights across major airports, as a shortage of pilots continues to hamper its operations.

12 Feb 2019


Customer finds blood stained band-aid in food, Swiggy left red-faced

In a disturbing incident, a man in Chennai found a blood-stained band-aid in the food item that he ordered through food delivery giant Swiggy.

11 Feb 2019


Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya gets married to Vishagan (see pics)

2018 witnessed some of the most glamorous celebrity weddings including Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas, Isha Ambani-Anand Piramal.

08 Feb 2019

Tamil Nadu

Income tax raid: Officials find cash, gold, diamonds in graveyard

On Friday, Income Tax officials who had been searching retail giants Saravana Stores and realty firms Lotus Group and GSquare premises in Chennai and Coimbatore for more than a week came across a massive find.

08 Feb 2019


Tamil filmmaker Balakrishnan kills wife, chops her body into pieces

Around two weeks after severed body parts of a woman were found in a dumpyard in Pallikaranai, Chennai police identified the victim and arrested her filmmaker-husband SR Balakrishnan.

07 Feb 2019

Tamil Nadu

Rajinikanth's daughter to get married on February 11: Details here

Megastar Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya is all set to tie the knot with actor-businessman Vishagan Vanangamudi this month.

02 Feb 2019


Leopard cub seized from passenger's luggage at Chennai airport

In a bizarre news, a leopard cub has been recovered from the luggage of a passenger who arrived from Thailand at Chennai International Airport on Saturday.

30 Jan 2019


#CareerBytes: 5 famous institutes for IAS coaching in Chennai

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) is one of the toughest exams and but with the right preparation, one can crack it.

22 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

After BJP's warning, Chennai's Loyola college apologizes for 'anti-Hindu' paintings

The well-known Loyola College, a Catholic minority institution in Chennai, has issued an apology following the outrage erupted over some paintings at an expo in its campus which the BJP and other saffron outfits termed as a desecration of Hindu symbols.

12 Jan 2019


Chennai: Two Koreans arrested for smuggling gold worth Rs. 8cr

Two Korean women passengers were detained by the customs department for allegedly smuggling 24 kg of gold worth Rs. 8 crore at the Anna international terminal in Chennai today.

05 Jan 2019


Close shave: IndiGo plane suffers mid-air engine failure; returns safely

In yet another mishap in the Indian aviation industry, an IndiGo Airbus A320neo suffered a mid-air engine failure while flying to Kolkata from Chennai on January 3.

05 Jan 2019


After Pune, Mumbai, IOCL starts diesel doorstep-delivery services in Chennai

In what will come as a good news for fleet owners and commercial establishments in Chennai, Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), Indian state-owned oil and gas company, has recently started its doorstep fuel delivery program in the city.

Chennai: I-T department raids four restaurant chains, including Saravana Bhavan

On Thursday morning, the Income Tax Department initiated raids against four popular restaurant chains in Chennai, including the world-famous Saravana Bhavan, for alleged tax evasion.

30 Dec 2018


Fake IAS-officer, who pressurized SP to get work done, arrested

On Saturday, the Greater Noida police said that a man who was impersonating an IAS officer has been arrested.

12 women headed to Sabarimala: Will they make history?

Since the Supreme Court, on September 28, struck down the ban on the entry of women aged 10-50 years to the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, not a single woman of the age group has been able to enter the temple.

25 Nov 2018


Two detained at Chennai airport for trying to smuggle gold

An employee of a ground handling services firm at the Chennai airport and a passenger have been detained today for allegedly trying to smuggle 1.2 kg of gold hidden in a mobile power bank.

24 Nov 2018


German bullet train could reduce Chennai-Bengaluru travel time to 2hrs

Travelling between Chennai and Bengaluru might get a lot easier and faster soon.

23 Nov 2018

Sexual Harassment

SRM-University: Staff masturbates at girl, warden blames victim, protests erupt

Dozens of students of SRM University, Chennai, took to streets to protest against the varsity's alleged laxity to tackle sexual harassment in the campus.

15 Nov 2018


This Chennai woman earns millions by selling sarees on WhatsApp

The world may not be able to decide if social media is a boon or curse, but Chennai-based Shanmuga Priya can.

15 Nov 2018

M Karunanidhi

Karunanidhi's life-size statue to be unveiled in Chennai next month

A statue of late DMK chief M Karunanidhi will be unveiled in Chennai next month, the party announced today.

15 Nov 2018

Sasikala Natarajan

AIADMK launches TV channel 'News J' to take on rivals

The ruling AIADMK launched 'News J', a Tamil TV channel, to take on propaganda against it by its rivals.

14 Nov 2018


AIADMK unveils new statue of Jayalalithaa in Chennai

The ruling AIADMK unveiled a new statue of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at its headquarters in Chennai today, months after the earlier one was criticized for not resembling the former CM.

13 Nov 2018

West Bengal

Rajinikanth says Modi stronger than 10 persons aligning against him

Veteran actor Rajinikanth today, while speaking to reporters in Chennai, virtually threw his weight behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the latter was "stronger" than "10 persons" aligning against him.

04 Nov 2018

AR Rahman

Had suicidal thoughts till 25 years of age: AR Rahman

Before the country recognized the talent of AR Rahman, the celebrated composer says there was a phase in his life where he felt like a failure and thought about ending his life almost every day.

31 Oct 2018


#SardarPatelB'day: Sitharaman flags off 'Run for Unity' in Chennai

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today flagged off the 'Run for Unity', an event organized to mark the birth anniversary of freedom fighter and India's first Home Minister, Sardar Vallabhai Patel.

19 Oct 2018

South Indian Cinema

'Vada Chennai' actress says women play role in casting-couch too

Actress Andrea Jeremiah has created a stir in the industry after she shared her opinions on casting couch in showbiz.

19 Oct 2018


Mocked for dressing as women in videos, Chennai-man kills self

A 24-year-old Chennai-based man took his life by jumping in front of a train on Wednesday, as he was upset with being ridiculed for dressing up as women in his videos, HT reports.

12 Oct 2018


Shankar IAS Academy founder takes his own life in Chennai

In a tragic incident, Shankar Devarajan, the founder and CEO of popular civil services coaching institute Shankar IAS Academy, was found dead at his residence in Chennai.

07 Oct 2018

Tamil Nadu

Low-pressure in Bay of Bengal may intensify into depression: Report

A well-marked low pressure has formed in the Bay of Bengal and it is expected to intensify into a depression in the next 36 hours, the Regional Meteorological Department (RMD) in Chennai said on Sunday.

IndiGo systems temporarily malfunctioned across all airports; running now

Less than a month after a bus carrying 50 passengers caught fire at the Chennai airport, budget airlines IndiGo has found itself in trouble yet again.

06 Oct 2018

Indian Railways

Southern Railway becomes 'Unmanned Level Crossing Free Zone'

The Southern Railway today said it has become "Unmanned Level Crossing (UMLC) Free Zone" by implementing a 2010 policy decision, eliminating over 1,000 such level crossings.

Rafale deal is India's 'largest defense scam', says Prashant Bhushan

Senior Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan today in Chennai said Rafale deal is the "largest defense scam in India" and urged the Center to initiate a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the matter.

21 Sep 2018

Tamil Nadu

IndiGo bus carrying 50 passengers catches fire at Chennai airport

A bus belonging to IndiGo airline caught fire at the airport in Chennai, Tamil Nadu while ferrying passengers of a domestic inbound flight, according to airport officials.

14 Sep 2018

MK Stalin

Chennai: DMK functionary Selvakumar hits woman at beauty parlor, arrested

A DMK functionary in Chennai allegedly thrashed a woman at a beauty parlor with a video of the incident going viral, leading to his arrest and the party sacking him from primary membership.

Gutkha-scam: CBI raids homes of TN's former Health Minister, DGP

In relation to the multi-crore gutkha scam, the CBI on Wednesday raided homes of affluent personalities in Chennai. Nearly 40 places were searched by the CBI.

01 Sep 2018


DMK asks cadres not to touch party chief Stalin's feet

The DMK has asked its cadres not to touch the feet of party chief MK Stalin as it went against the ideals of self-respect and instead greet him saying 'Vanakkam,' with love.