Tamil Nadu

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20 crore people from 4 states, 1 UT vote today

06 Apr 2021

20 crore people from 4 states, 1 UT vote today

More than 20 crore people from four states and one Union Territory - West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry - are today voting to elect candidates for 475 Assembly seats, in what can be seen as the biggest election day in the country since the 2019 Indian general elections.

Election Commission prohibits A Raja from campaigning for 48 hours

01 Apr 2021

Election Commission prohibits A Raja from campaigning for 48 hours

The Election Commission of India on Thursday debarred Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader A Raja from campaigning for the next 48 hours.

Tamil Nadu extends COVID-19 lockdown till April 30

01 Apr 2021

Tamil Nadu extends COVID-19 lockdown till April 30

The Tamil Nadu government extended the COVID-19 lockdown till April 30 with existing relaxations and restrictions, and will effectively implement the test-track-treat protocol to contain the spread, according to an order issued by Chief Secretary Rajeev Ranjan.

Strange noise, tremor-like scenes trigger panic in Tamil Nadu districts

27 Mar 2021

Strange noise, tremor-like scenes trigger panic in Tamil Nadu districts

An eerie noise coupled with tremor-like scenes created a flutter in most parts of Mayiladuthurai, Tiruvarur, and Karaikal districts on Saturday.

Haasan releases MNM manifesto, assures 'skill-based payment' to housewives

19 Mar 2021

Haasan releases MNM manifesto, assures 'skill-based payment' to housewives

Makkal Needhi Maiam chief and actor Kamal Haasan unveiled his party's manifesto in Coimbatore on Friday and promised income for housewives by honing their skills.

Tamil Nadu: Amit Shah launches BJP's campaign for Kanyakumari by-poll

07 Mar 2021

Tamil Nadu: Amit Shah launches BJP's campaign for Kanyakumari by-poll

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday launched his party's campaign for the Lok Sabha by-poll in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu.

Jayalalithaa aide VK Sasikala quits politics before Tamil Nadu elections

03 Mar 2021

Jayalalithaa aide VK Sasikala quits politics before Tamil Nadu elections

VK Sasikala, the expelled chief of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in Tamil Nadu, announced her retirement from public life and politics on Wednesday.

Tamil Nadu: FIR against Special DGP over sexual assault allegations

01 Mar 2021

Tamil Nadu: FIR against Special DGP over sexual assault allegations

The Crime Branch CID (CB-CID) of the Tamil Nadu Police on Sunday registered a First Information Report (FIR) against former Special Director General of Police Rajesh Das over allegations of sexual harassment leveled against him by a woman IPS officer.

Tamil Nadu Budget 2021: Rs. 19,420 crore allocated for healthcare

23 Feb 2021

Tamil Nadu Budget 2021: Rs. 19,420 crore allocated for healthcare

Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam presented the state's interim budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 in Chennai today.

OPS presents budget for Tamil Nadu, Opposition stages walk out

23 Feb 2021

OPS presents budget for Tamil Nadu, Opposition stages walk out

On Tuesday, Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam presented the interim budget for 2021-22, even as the Opposition staged a walk-out since it was denied permission to speak ahead of the session.

Surge of coronavirus cases in Kerala: TN steps up vigil

22 Feb 2021

Surge of coronavirus cases in Kerala: TN steps up vigil

With neighboring Kerala and four other states witnessing a surge in daily coronavirus cases, the Tamil Nadu Government on Monday said surveillance in districts bordering Kerala has been intensified and it has been made mandatory for all returnees by flight to compulsorily undergo RT-PCR test.

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."

TN: Fire erupts at firecracker factory in Virudhunagar; 11 dead

12 Feb 2021

TN: Fire erupts at firecracker factory in Virudhunagar; 11 dead

At least 11 people were reportedly killed after a fire erupted at a firecracker factory in Tamil Nadu's Virudhunagar district on Friday.

Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Bengal election dates likely after February 15

10 Feb 2021

Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Bengal election dates likely after February 15

The Election Commission will likely announce the poll schedule for five states and union territories after February 15.

Tamil Nadu: Grand reception welcomes 'Chinnamma' Sasikala after four years

09 Feb 2021

Tamil Nadu: Grand reception welcomes 'Chinnamma' Sasikala after four years

VK Sasikala, a formidable force in Tamil Nadu politics, returned to the state capital Chennai on Monday, after completing a four-year jail sentence in connection to a disproportionate assets case.

Vijay Hazare Trophy to take place from February 20-March 14

07 Feb 2021

Vijay Hazare Trophy to take place from February 20-March 14

India's domestic One-Day competition, the Vijay Hazare Trophy, will take place from February 20 to March 14.

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.

IPL 2021 auction: Players from SMAT who could attract bids

02 Feb 2021

IPL 2021 auction: Players from SMAT who could attract bids

The 2020/21 edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy concluded on Sunday.

Tamil Nadu win Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020/21: Key numbers

01 Feb 2021

Tamil Nadu win Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020/21: Key numbers

Tamil Nadu were crowned champions of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy after claiming a seven-wicket victory over Baroda in the final on Sunday.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Baroda set up final versus TN

30 Jan 2021

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Baroda set up final versus TN

Baroda showed character as they stalled Punjab in the second semi-final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.73 million with 13K new cases

30 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.73 million with 13K new cases

India on Friday reported more than 13,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.73 million cases.

Kangana Ranaut set to play former PM Indira Gandhi

29 Jan 2021

Kangana Ranaut set to play former PM Indira Gandhi

Actor Kangana Ranaut is all set to play the role of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in an upcoming political drama to be directed by Sai Kabir.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.72 million with 12K new cases

29 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.72 million with 12K new cases

India on Thursday reported nearly 12,000 fresh coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally to 10.72 million cases.

Production of Citroen C5 Aircross begins in India

28 Jan 2021

Production of Citroen C5 Aircross begins in India

Citroen's first product to set foot in India, the C5 Aircross SUV, is expected to be launched in the first quarter of 2021.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy semi-finals: All you need to know

28 Jan 2021

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy semi-finals: All you need to know

The semi-finals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is set to be held on Friday.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.7 million with 11K+ new cases

28 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.7 million with 11K+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported over 11,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally past 10.7 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.9%.

Kangana says she might also direct 'Manikarnika Returns'

27 Jan 2021

Kangana says she might also direct 'Manikarnika Returns'

Actor Kangana Ranaut had recently announced the sequel to her directorial debut Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, titled Manikarnika Returns: The Legend of Didda.

Jayalalithaa's aide Sasikala released from prison after four years

27 Jan 2021

Jayalalithaa's aide Sasikala released from prison after four years

VK Sasikala, the expelled AIADMK leader and close aide of Tamil Nadu's former Chief Minister late J Jayalalithaa, was on Wednesday released from a Bengaluru prison after spending four years behind bars.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.67 million with 9K new cases

26 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.67 million with 9K new cases

India on Monday reported roughly 9,000 coronavirus infections, marking the lowest single-day spike in over seven months.

PM Modi leaked Balakot airstrikes information to Arnab: Rahul Gandhi

25 Jan 2021

PM Modi leaked Balakot airstrikes information to Arnab: Rahul Gandhi

Upping his attack against the Centre over leaked WhatsApp chats of Arnab Goswami, Congress's former President Rahul Gandhi on Monday claimed that it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who provided information about Balakot airstrikes to the journalist.

Amusement park offers free entry to customers named 'Kamala'

24 Jan 2021

Amusement park offers free entry to customers named 'Kamala'

If your name is Kamala or Kamal, you're lucky today!

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.62 million with 14K+ new cases

22 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.62 million with 14K+ new cases

India on Thursday reported at least 14,000 fresh infections, bringing the nationwide tally to 10.62 million cases.

Democracy has prevailed: Biden sworn in as 46th US President

20 Jan 2021

Democracy has prevailed: Biden sworn in as 46th US President

More than two months after he won the election, on the promise of healing a broken nation, Democrat Joe Biden was sworn-in as the 46th President of United States of America in Washington DC.

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.

Coronavirus vaccination drive: Voters' data sought from Election Commission

15 Jan 2021

Coronavirus vaccination drive: Voters' data sought from Election Commission

As the scale of Indian elections and the coronavirus vaccination drive, starting from tomorrow, are comparable, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) requested the Election Commission to share electoral roll data, a plea which the polling body accepted.

TVS Scooty Pep Plus Mudhal Kadhal launched at Rs. 56,000

14 Jan 2021

TVS Scooty Pep Plus Mudhal Kadhal launched at Rs. 56,000

To commemorate the festival of Pongal, TVS Motor Company has launched a limited-edition model of its Scooty Pep Plus scooter in Tamil Nadu.

Vijay's 'Master's clips leaked online ahead of its theatrical release

12 Jan 2021

Vijay's 'Master's clips leaked online ahead of its theatrical release

Ahead of the release of the Tamil action film Master, a few clips from the movie were allegedly leaked online.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.4 million with 18K+ new cases

08 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.4 million with 18K+ new cases

India on Thursday reported 18,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.41 million cases.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.39 million with 20K+ new cases

07 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.39 million with 20K+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported over 20,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.39 million cases.

Withdraw order allowing 100% theater occupancy: Centre to Tamil Nadu

06 Jan 2021

Withdraw order allowing 100% theater occupancy: Centre to Tamil Nadu

The central government on Wednesday asked the Tamil Nadu government to reverse an order allowing full occupancy in cinema halls.