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Actor Vijay fans to contest TN local body polls
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) Tamil Superstar Vijay's fans association, Vijay Makkal Manram has decided to field candidates in the upcoming local body elections to be held on October 6 and October 9 in nine districts.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
VCK to protest across TN against NEET
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) is planning to conduct protest marches against the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Examination (NEET).
2021-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN fishermen protest against construction of pvt port in Pulicat
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) The fishermen community have strongly voiced their protest against the construction of a private port in the Pulicat area. They warned that the construction would lead to the death of the Pulicat lake, a brackish water lake.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Chennai surrounding districts to get heavy showers from Sunday
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department Regional office in Chennai has predicted intense showers in Chennai and adjoining districts like Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu in the next few days commencing from Sunday.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ransomware attack on TN Public Department systems
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Some computers of the Tamil Nadu government's Public Department suffered ransomware attack and officials are trying to secure back the access with experts, said a senior government official.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
Fishermen to be issued Kisan credit cards: Minister
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, L. Murugan, said on Saturday that the Central government will issue Kisan credit cards to fishermen with or without boats of their own.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Ravindra Narayan Ravi sworn in as new TN Governor
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Ravindra Narayan Ravi on Saturday was sworn in as the new Governor of Tamil Nadu succeeding Banwarilal Purohit who has been shifted to Punjab.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Ford India's Chennai workers restart EcoSport production for exports
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as their morale is down with job loss staring at their faces, workers at the Chennai plant of Ford India Private Ltd have restarted production of EcoSport for exports, said an official.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Rocket-maker Agnikul Cosmos to test its systems at ISRO centres
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) City-based rocket start-up Agnikul Cosmos Pvt Ltd can carry out multiple tests and qualify its single piece 3D-printed semi-cryogenic engine and other systems of its rocket at various centres of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), it was announced on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Technology
TN govt to extend free food scheme to more temples in state
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government is planning to extend the day-long "Annadhanam" (free food) scheme to more temples in the state, Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Minister P.K. Sekar Babu said.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
MNM chief Kamal Haasan to campaign extensively for rural local body polls
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan will campaign extensively for his party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) candidates in the ensuing rural local body elections to be held in nine districts of Tamil Nadu.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
R.N. Ravi to be sworn in Tamil Nadu Governor on Saturday
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) Ravindra Narayan Ravi, who was transferred to Nagaland to Tamil Nadu as Governor, will be sworn in as the southern state's 26th Governor on Saturday.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Periyar sowed seeds of social justice in TN, says Stalin
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Friday credited Dravida leader E.V. Ramasamy, popularly known as Periyar, championing the cause of social justice and "resurrecting" Tamil Nadu.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Wild elephant tramples farmer to death in Coimbatore
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) R. Chinnaswamy (63), a farmer from the Valliyur village in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district was trampled to death by a wild elephant on Friday, police said.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ford India owes Rs 602 cr as deferred sales tax liability
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) The US automobile major Ford Motor Company that had announced the closure of manufacturing facilities in Tamil Nadu and in Gujarat owes about Rs 602.3 crore as deferred sales tax liability, as per a research report.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
TN Police forms 8 teams to curtail violence in Tirunelveli district
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Police have constituted eight special teams to maintain peace in Tirunelveli district, which reported five murders, including two caste killings this week so far, the police said.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN govt to conduct survey on college student dropouts
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu State higher education department is to conduct a detailed survey across the state to assess the number of students dropping out of colleges after the reopening on September 1 following the dip in Covid cases.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
Anbumani Ramadoss asks Stalin to implement Clean Air action plan
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) PMK leader and former Union Minister, Dr Anbumani Ramadoss has urged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin to immediately implement the Clean Air action plan.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Cash, dollars, luxury cars, jewellery seized from former TN minister
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC), which conducted raids on premises of AIADMK leader and former Commercial Taxes Minister K.C. Veeramani on Thursday, said they seized a large amount of cash, including US dollars, luxury cars, gold, diamonds, and silver.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Stalin to reach out to non-BJP CMs on demand for NEET abolition
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) Shocked by suicides of three NEET aspirants in four days, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin is planning to reach out to other non-BJP counterparts for abolishing the national exam for admission to medical courses.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
Madras HC stays 2 sub-sections of Rule 9 in new IT Rules
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Thursday stayed two sub-sections under IT Rules 2021's Rule 9, which provide for a three-tier structure for addressing the grievances made in relation to publishers, under the Code of Ethics annexed to the rules.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Stalin to personally monitor all welfare projects
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M .K. Stalin on Thursday said that he would personally monitor the implementation of all the welfare schemes announced by the state government.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Police on lookout of man for stealing bag of dying accident victim
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) After a man was run over by a speeding car in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, another man who was walking by in a local dress of veshti and without even wearing footwear decamped with the bag of the accident victim who was lying in a pool of blood.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Vigilance raids 28 premises linked to ex-AIADMK minister
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) bureau was on Thursday conducting raids at 28 places associated with former AIADMK Minister and Jholarpet MLA K.C. Veeramani.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
117 school students test Covid positive since Sep 1
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) Even as the authorities are mulling on the reopening of schools for junior classes in Tamil Nadu, a spike in Covid-19 cases among the school students has become a matter of worry for the state health and education departments. A few teachers have also tested positive since the schools reopened in the state on September 1.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Health/Medicine
TN students, parents upbeat over helpline for NEET aspirants
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) Students, who have taken NEET examination, and their parents are upbeat at the latest initiative of the Tamil Nadu government of opening a helpline for stress relief for those who have taken NEET.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
TN's 2nd mega Covid vax camp on Sep 19
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) After the success of the first mega vaccination camp against Covid -19 conducted on September 12, the Tamil Nadu Health Department will be holding the next one on September 19.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
AIADMK, BJP wooing PMK to remain in NDA fold
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) The opposition AIADMK and the BJP are reaching out to the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) to remain in the NDA fold after the latter announced to go solo in the rural local body polls.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Mother's boyfriend chief suspect in murder of TN Class 9 student
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) With body of a 14-year-old boy being recovered from a village pond in Tamil Nadu's Thiruvallur district, five days since he went missing, police suspect that he was murdered by his mother's boyfriend.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajini fans slaughter goat to celebrate poster release; draw criticism
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) The fans of Rajinikanth have once again proved that they could go to any extent to celebrate the release of the superstar's movie.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Another NEET aspirant commits suicide in TN
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) A National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) aspirant, Soundharya. T was found dead at her house in Katpadi in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. She had written the NEET on Sunday and told her friends that she had not performed well in the exam.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
16 students of two schools in TN's Tiruppur turn Covid positive
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) While the state government is mulling to reopen schools for junior classes, 16 senior students of two schools in Tiruppur have tested Covid-19 positive.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Trailer of Suriya's Tamil production 'RaRa' released
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) Actor-producer Suriya's next Tamil production 'Raame Aandalum Raavane Aandualum' also called 'RaRa' is all set to release on Amazon Prime Video. The film's trailer was released on Wednesday.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
91 Board positions lying vacant in 11 PSU banks: AIBEA
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) A whopping 52 per cent of Board positions in 11 nationalised banks remain vacant for a long time, said a top leader of All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA).
2021-09-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
ISRO working on fleet of heavy lift rockets
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) The Indian space agency is working on a fleet of medium to heavy lift rockets with a carrying capacity ranging from 4.9 ton to 16.3 ton, said a senior official.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech
Stalin offers homage to Annadurai on his birth anniversary
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin including his cabinet as well as DMK legislators on Wednesday paid floral tribute to former Chief Minister C.N. Annadurai on his 112th birth anniversary.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN CM to take a call on reopening of schools for junior classes
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M.K. Stalin will take a final decision on the reopening of schools for children from 1 to 8 classes after taking expert opinion from the doctors and medical experts.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
11 days after pirate attack, no info still of kidnapped Indian sailor
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) It is more than 10 days since an Indian sailor, Pankaj Kumar, believed to be kidnapped by sea pirates from the ship MV Tampen anchored in West African nation Gabon and there has been no information about his whereabouts, said a family member.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kamal Haasan's MNM to field 1,521 candidates in TN local body elections
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) will field 1,521 candidates in the ensuing rural local body polls to the nine districts of Tamil Nadu. The polls are scheduled to be on October 6 and October 9.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
DMK leaders, cadre unhappy over Rajeshkumar's candidature to RS
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) The second rung leaders and cadre of the ruling DMK are upset over the announcement of party's Namakkal district in charge, K.R.N. Rajeshkumar as the candidate for the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for October 4.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
PMK to go solo in TN local body polls
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) which was a coalition partner of the AIADMK has decided to contest the ensuing rural local body polls to the nine districts, alone.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Madras HC notice to Centre on plea for restoring education to state list
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Tuesday issued notice to Union government on a writ petition filed by Arram Seyya Virumbu trust challenging Section 57 of the Constitution (Forty Second Amendment) Act of 1976, through which "education" was transferred from the State list to the Concurrent list of the Constitution.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Investigation centre proposed in TN to probe cybercrimes
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu cyber crime investigation centre which is likely to be set up in Chennai, will be the nodal agency investigating all cyber crimes in the state.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
Panneerselvam appeals to Stalin to intervene on Ford issue
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) Former Chief Minister and leader of AIADMK, O. Panneerselvam has appealed to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin to intervene in the problem arising out of the car manufacturing company, Ford announcing to shut down its vehicle and engine assembling unit in Chennai.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ford factory closure: Wedding engagement of a worker first casualty
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) The US automobile major Ford Motor Company's decision to shut down its Indian plants has claimed its first casualty - the wedding engagement of a young worker at the Chennai plant.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society
2 killed in road accident in Chennai
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) Two persons were killed and 14 others injured in a pile-up involving trucks on the Dharmapuri-Salem highway at Thoppur in Tamil Nadu's Salem district in the early hours of Tuesday
2021-09-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kanimozhi Somu, Rajesh Kumar are DMK candidates for RS bypolls
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) The ruling DMK has announced Dr Kanimozhi Somu and K.R.N. Rajeshkumar as the party's candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for October 4.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Madras HC withdraws its order on 5 year bumper-to-bumper insurance
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) The Madras High Court has withdrawn its order on compulsory five year bumper-to-bumper insurance cover for all new vehicles as it may not be conducive and suitable for implementation in the current situation.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
TN girl commits suicide over fear of NEET exam
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) A girl student, Kanimozhi who had scored 562 out of 600 marks in Tamil Nadu plus two examination, committed suicide in Santhampadi village of Ariyalur district reportedly on the fear that she was not able to perform well in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination (NEET).
2021-09-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Ford India yet spell out plans for workers affected by closure
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) The management of Ford India Private Ltd is yet to come out with their plans for the workers who will be affected by the closure of its three plants -- two in Chennai and one in Sanand, Gujarat, said a union official.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National