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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.

PM Modi promotes plogging; picks garbage at Mamallapuram beach

12 Oct 2019

PM Modi promotes plogging; picks garbage at Mamallapuram beach

In a similar vein with the much-publicized Swachh Bharat Mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen picking up trash at the Mamallapuram beach in Chennai on Saturday.

Day 1 of informal summit: Modi, Jinping discuss trade, terrorism

12 Oct 2019

Day 1 of informal summit: Modi, Jinping discuss trade, terrorism

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held discussions concerning issues of trade and terrorism in Tamil Nadu's Mamallapuram. This marked day one of the ongoing informal summit between the two leaders.

Xi Jinping lands in Chennai for informal summit with Modi

11 Oct 2019

Xi Jinping lands in Chennai for informal summit with Modi

Chinese President Xi Jinping has landed in Chennai for the second informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He will stay in India till Saturday, October 12.

Tibetan protesters detained from hotel where Xi Jinping will stay

11 Oct 2019

Tibetan protesters detained from hotel where Xi Jinping will stay

Tamil Nadu police have detained five Tibetan students from the hotel where Chinese President Xi Jinping will be staying during his two-day visit to India.

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit India on October 11-12

09 Oct 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit India on October 11-12

Putting an end to days of suspense, New Delhi on Wednesday announced that Chinese President Xi Jinping will be visiting India on October 11 and 12 for the second informal summit.

AIADMK-leader says "book" wind for techie's death due to banner

06 Oct 2019

AIADMK-leader says "book" wind for techie's death due to banner

A 23-year-old techie died in Chennai in September after a banner of AIADMK fell on her. Her death even sparked the anger of Madras High Court which pulled up the ruling party for not keeping a check on deadly banners.

'Bigg Boss Tamil 3': Madhumita files complaint against Kamal Haasan

06 Sep 2019

'Bigg Boss Tamil 3': Madhumita files complaint against Kamal Haasan

Bigg Boss Tamil 3, which has been home to several controversies, grabbed headlines again after ex-contestant Madhumita filed a complaint against its host and contestants.

'Protect children from gays': Schoolgirls made to join homophobic campaign

31 Aug 2019

'Protect children from gays': Schoolgirls made to join homophobic campaign

Yesterday, a group of 50-odd female students of the Avvai Home Higher Secondary School, Chennai, paraded with placards carrying messages apparently intended towards women's safety.

Chennai techie finds Instagram bug, again; wins Rs. 7 lakh

27 Aug 2019

Chennai techie finds Instagram bug, again; wins Rs. 7 lakh

A Chennai-based security researcher was awarded $10,000 (Rs. 7.18 lakh) for discovering a bug on the photo/video sharing application, Instagram.

Engineer made 600 women send nudes for 5-star hotel job

25 Aug 2019

Engineer made 600 women send nudes for 5-star hotel job

A 33-year-old software engineer has been arrested by Cyberabad police in Chennai for allegedly duping over 600 women across the country into sending their nude photos.

Heavy rains, floods across parts of North and South India

19 Aug 2019

Heavy rains, floods across parts of North and South India

Heavy rains and floods hit several parts of North and South India on Sunday.

Former Indian cricketer VB Chandrasekhar dies aged 57: Details here

16 Aug 2019

Former Indian cricketer VB Chandrasekhar dies aged 57: Details here

Former Indian cricketer VB Chandrasekhar passed away at his residence in Chennai on Thursday. He was aged 57.

No confusion about consequences of scrapping Article 370: Amit Shah

11 Aug 2019

No confusion about consequences of scrapping Article 370: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday asserted that the abrogation of Article 370, which grants special status to Jammu & Kashmir, will eradicate terrorism in Kashmir and lead to the development of the region.

7-year-old with rare condition has 526 teeth removed from jaw

01 Aug 2019

7-year-old with rare condition has 526 teeth removed from jaw

In an astoundingly successful surgery, doctors at the Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, removed 526 teeth from a seven-year-old's mouth.

How MP Vijay Kumar's been helping CA-aspirants realize their dreams

29 Jul 2019

How MP Vijay Kumar's been helping CA-aspirants realize their dreams

MP Vijay Kumar is an illustrious Chartered Accountant who needs no introduction. He is popular among CA students across the country for his books on various finance/accounting subjects.

Jailed Saravana Bhavan owner Rajagopal suffers heart attack; condition critical

15 Jul 2019

Jailed Saravana Bhavan owner Rajagopal suffers heart attack; condition critical

Saravana Bhavan restaurant chain owner P Rajagopal, who is convicted and sentenced to a life term in a murder case, suffered a heart attack on Saturday.

Tata Sky Broadband offering unlimited data plans at Rs. 590/month

15 Jul 2019

Tata Sky Broadband offering unlimited data plans at Rs. 590/month

Rivaling Reliance Jio's GigaFiber and Bharti Airtel's V-Fiber, Tata Sky Broadband has updated its plans to offer unlimited data at upto 100Mbps at prices starting from Rs. 590 per month.

Tamil Nadu: Government to provide free shoes, socks to students

11 Jul 2019

Tamil Nadu: Government to provide free shoes, socks to students

Tamil Nadu government has decided to distribute free shoes and socks from next year to all government students from Classes VI to XII.