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Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.58 million with 10K new cases

19 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.58 million with 10K new cases

India on Monday reported a little under 10,000 fresh cases, the lowest single-day spike in infections since early June last year.

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.

Bird flu outbreak in India: All you need to know

06 Jan 2021

Bird flu outbreak in India: All you need to know

In recent days, lakhs of birds have died across India as at least four states have confirmed bird flu outbreaks.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.37M; death toll reaches 1.5 lakh

06 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.37M; death toll reaches 1.5 lakh

India on Tuesday reported nearly 18,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.37 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.3%.

Kangana Ranaut opposes Kamal Haasan's idea of paying homemakers

05 Jan 2021

Kangana Ranaut opposes Kamal Haasan's idea of paying homemakers

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has voiced her disagreement over actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's idea of recognizing housework done by homemakers as a salaried profession, which was recently appreciated by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.

Tamil Nadu government allows 100% occupancy in cinema halls

05 Jan 2021

Tamil Nadu government allows 100% occupancy in cinema halls

Ahead of the festival of Pongal, the Tamil Nadu government has increased the permissible occupancy in cinema halls from the existing 50% to 100%.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.35 million with 16K+ new cases

05 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.35 million with 16K+ new cases

India on Monday reported over 16,000 fresh coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally past 10.35 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.3%.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.34 million with 16K+ new cases

04 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.34 million with 16K+ new cases

India on Sunday reported over 16,000 fresh coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally past 10.34 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.1%.

Tamil Nadu's 18-year old S Riyasdeen creates world's lightest satellite

04 Jan 2021

Tamil Nadu's 18-year old S Riyasdeen creates world's lightest satellite

S Riyasdeen, a second-year Mechatronics engineering student from SASTRA University hailing from Karanthai in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur, won the global competition "Cubes in Space" for creating the world's lightest femto-satellite.

Loan app case: Chennai Police arrests 2 Chinese nationals

03 Jan 2021

Loan app case: Chennai Police arrests 2 Chinese nationals

Four people, including two Chinese nationals, have been arrested by the Chennai Police in connection with the loan apps case.

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.

Coronavirus: India's daily death toll remained under 300 last week

01 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's daily death toll remained under 300 last week

India recorded less than 300 deaths linked to coronavirus every day between last Thursday and today, the government said.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.26 million with 22K new cases

31 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.26 million with 22K new cases

India on Wednesday reported just short of 22,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.26 million cases.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.24 million with 20K+ new cases

30 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.24 million with 20K+ new cases

India on Tuesday reported over 20,000 fresh coronavirus infections, a day after witnessing the lowest single-day spike in over six months. The nationwide tally has risen to 10.24 million cases.

Ilaiyaraaja refuses to visit Prasad Studios after legal spat

29 Dec 2020

Ilaiyaraaja refuses to visit Prasad Studios after legal spat

Despite the Madras High Court's order in the matter, music maestro Ilaiyaraaja skipped visiting the Prasad Studios in Saligramam on Monday to collect his belongings.

Rajinikanth scraps plan to enter politics citing bad health

29 Dec 2020

Rajinikanth scraps plan to enter politics citing bad health

In a shocking twist, superstar Rajinikanth, who was all set to launch his political party, has now stepped back citing health issues.

Coronavirus: India reports 16K+ new cases, lowest spike since June

29 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India reports 16K+ new cases, lowest spike since June

India on Monday reported over 16,000 fresh coronavirus infections, marking the lowest single-day spike in over six months.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.2 million with 20K+ new cases

28 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.2 million with 20K+ new cases

India on Sunday reported over 20,000 fresh coronavirus infections, a day after the nation saw a "landmark" decline in its infection trajectory. The nationwide tally has now risen to 10.2 million cases.

Superstar Rajinikanth is progressing well, say hospital authorities

26 Dec 2020

Superstar Rajinikanth is progressing well, say hospital authorities

Actor and politician Rajinikanth, who was admitted to a hospital yesterday over "severe fluctuations" in his blood pressure, is now progressing well, said the hospital authorities in a medical bulletin.

Ahead of TN polls, Kamal Haasan's party member joins BJP

25 Dec 2020

Ahead of TN polls, Kamal Haasan's party member joins BJP

The Vice-President of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), the party floated by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, on Friday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Union Minister Prakash Javadekar just months before Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.14 million with 23K+ new cases

25 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.14 million with 23K+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported over 23,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally past 10.14 million cases.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.1 million with 24K+ new cases

24 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.1 million with 24K+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported over 24,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally past 10.1 million cases. The recovery rate now stands at 95.7%.

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.

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 10.1 million with 23K+ new cases

23 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 10.1 million with 23K+ new cases

India on Tuesday reported 23,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to almost 10.1 million.

Katrina Kaif supports Madurai school, urges fans to donate

22 Dec 2020

Katrina Kaif supports Madurai school, urges fans to donate

Actor Katrina Kaif has come forward to talk about the right to education and emphasize the importance of quality education.

Madras HC weighs in on Ilaiyaraaja vs Prasad Studios row

22 Dec 2020

Madras HC weighs in on Ilaiyaraaja vs Prasad Studios row

Amid the legal feud between legendary music composer Ilaiyaraaja and the owners of LV Prasad Studios, the Madras High Court has urged the parties to come up with a mutual solution.

India's leopard population increased in 4 years since 2014: Javadekar

22 Dec 2020

India's leopard population increased in 4 years since 2014: Javadekar

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday released the Status of Leopards in India 2018 report which states India's leopard population increased from 8,000 to over 12,500 between 2014 and 2018.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.07 million with 19K+ new cases

22 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.07 million with 19K+ new cases

India on Monday reported over 19,000 fresh coronavirus infections, marking the first time in several months that daily infections dropped below 20,000.

Rajinikanth summoned by judicial commission probing 2018 anti-Sterlite protests

21 Dec 2020

Rajinikanth summoned by judicial commission probing 2018 anti-Sterlite protests

Superstar Rajinikanth has been summoned before a judicial commission probing the case of police firing during the 2018 anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi (Tuticorin).

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.05 million with 24K+ new cases

21 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.05 million with 24K+ new cases

India on Sunday reported over 24,000 fresh infections, pushing the nationwide tally past 10.05 million.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10 million as outbreak slows

19 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10 million as outbreak slows

India on Friday reported over 26,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally past the 10 million mark. The last million infections took nearly a month, indicating a slowdown in the pace of the outbreak.

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 99.8 lakh with 27K+ new cases

18 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 99.8 lakh with 27K+ new cases

India on Thursday reported over 27,000 fresh coronavirus infections pushing the nationwide tally to 99.78 lakh cases.

Jayalalithaa's legacy continues: Amma mini clinics inaugurated in Tamil Nadu

15 Dec 2020

Jayalalithaa's legacy continues: Amma mini clinics inaugurated in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday inaugurated the Amma Mini Clinic Scheme, under which 2,000 mini clinics will be opened across the Southern state.

India recorded 22K coronavirus cases yesterday, lowest since July

15 Dec 2020

India recorded 22K coronavirus cases yesterday, lowest since July

In an upbeat piece of news, India on Monday logged just a little over 22,000 COVID-19 cases — the nation's lowest single-day rise since July 4.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 98.8 lakh with 27K+ new cases

14 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 98.8 lakh with 27K+ new cases

India on Sunday reported over 27,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 98.8 lakh cases.