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Subsidies, exemptions galore in TN Electric Vehicle Policy
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Electric Vehicle Policy 2019 released here on Monday by Chief Minister K.Palaniswamy offers subsidies on investment and land cost and exemptions from State Goods and Services Tax (SGST), land registration fees and electricity tax for the investors.
2019-09-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Imposition of Hindi will be terrible, say DMK, PMK
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the Paattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), two major political parties of Tamil Nadu, here on Saturday, said imposition of Hindi on the pretext of 'one nation, one language' would prove disastrous for the country.
2019-09-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Chandrayaan, Mars mission man Annadurai a persona non grata at ISRO?
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) Has Padma Shri M. Annadurai, former Director of the U.R. Rao Satellite Centre (URSC) and who was involved in India's three inter-planetary missions, a persona non grata at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) wonder serving and retired officials.
2019-09-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
India Yamaha Motor inks 3-year wage agreement
Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) Two-wheeler maker India Yamaha Motor (IYM) has concluded a three-year wage agreement with the India Yamaha Motor Thozhilalar Sangam, internal union of workers.
2019-09-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Nalini's parole extension plea rejected
Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Thursday declined to extend parole of S. Nalini, one of the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. She had sought extension till October 15 to complete the marriage arrangements for her daughter.
2019-09-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Chennai businesswoman Reeta Lankalingam found hanging
Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) City-based businesswoman Reeta Lankalingam, who was Joint Managing Director of the Lanson Toyota car dealership, was found dead on Thursday at her residence here.
2019-09-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN man thrashed by his 2 wives in public
Chennai, Sep 11 (IANS) A 26-year-old man was thrashed by his two wives in public when they heard he was trying to marry a third time. The video of the incident that happened near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu has gone viral.
2019-09-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Infra funding will start post task force report: Sitharaman
Chennai, Sep 10 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the Central government will start funding infrastructure projects once the task force on the matter submits its report.
2019-09-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
ISRO says moon lander Vikram located by Orbiter
Chennai, Sep 10 (IANS) The Indian space agency on Tuesday reiterated that its moon lander Vikram has been located by the Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter.
2019-09-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Pallava Bagla: The news breaker now in the news
Chennai, Sep 9 (IANS) Science and technology journalist with NDTV television channel Pallava Bagla was roasted on the social media for the past couple of days.
2019-09-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
IDEMITSU Honda finish INMRC 2019 on a high
Chennai, Sep 8 (IANS) It was another dominating day by the IDEMITSU Honda Ten10 Racing team on the final day of the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship 2019 as the riders once again showed their talents in both the PS165cc class and PS201-300cc classes.
2019-09-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
Chandrayaan-2: Jerry Linenger excited for Sept 7
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) Even as he was dangling and walking in outer space for five hours or while fighting a fire or facing other challenges on-board the Russian space station Mir, no terrifying thoughts passed through his mind as the focus was on the task at hand, Jerry Linenger said.
2019-09-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Chidambaram mocks govt on 5% GDP growth
This is how former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram responded to a reporter's question about the chances of his bail and custody, and made a jibe at the Centre over the current gross domestic product (GDP) reading.
2019-09-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Business/Economy
Ashok Leyland's BS-VI vehicles with fleet operators first
Chennai, Sep 3 (IANS) Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland Ltd, which claims that it is the first Indian original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to meet BS-VI emission norms for all its heavy duty trucks, will first seed its BS-VI compliant vehicles with fleet operators to get their feedback, a senior company official said on Tuesday.
2019-09-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
'Centre must probe conflict of interest of AICF top bosses'
Chennai, Sep 2 (IANS) The Central government should probe the conflict of interest of All India Chess Federation's (AICF) office-bearers or their relatives who are/were running chess academies, chess players have demanded.
2019-09-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Tamil Nadu celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi with fervour
Chennai, Sep 2 (IANS) The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated with religious fervour across Tamil Nadu with prayers being offered to colourful idols of the elephant-headed Hindu god.
2019-09-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Religion
GST Council to decide on cutting vehicle rates: Sitharaman
Chennai, Sep 1 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said that the GST Council will take the final call on reducing the tax rate on motor vehicles.
2019-09-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Chandrayaan-2 gets closer to the moon
Chennai, Sep 1 (IANS) The Indian space agency on Sunday evening successfully completed the fifth and final lunar bound orbit change for the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft.
2019-09-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
All eyes on Vishnu, Aaroh in Round 2 of JKNRC
Coimbatore, Aug 31 (IANS) Chennai's Vishnu Prasad will look at consolidating his position at the top of the table as Round 2 of the JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship 2019 gets underway at the Kari Motor Speedway here on Saturday.
2019-08-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
All eyes on Vishnu, Aaroh in Round 2 of JKNRC
Coimbatore, Aug 31 (IANS) Chennai's Vishnu Prasad will look at consolidating his position at the top of the table as Round 2 of the JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship 2019 gets underway at the Kari Motor Speedway here on Saturday.
2019-08-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
Fight against AICF to be a long one: BCA Secretary
Chennai, Aug 30 (IANS) The fight between All India Chess Federation (AICF) and Bengal Chess Association (BCA) is going to be a long drawn one and the office bearers of the latter are not going to put down their papers because of AICFs media statement, said BCA Secretary and International Master Atanu Lahiri.
2019-08-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
NIA raids 5 places in Coimbatore, seizes e-devices
Coimbatore, Aug 29 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday searched five places allegedly linked to Islamic State (IS) sympathisers in Tamil Nadu and claims to have seized several electronic gadgets and incriminating documents.
2019-08-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
AAI, TFS brew options for SHI people at Chennai airport
Chennai, Aug 27 (IANS) Extending a helping hand to the speech and hearing impaired (SHI) people, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Travel Food Services (TFS) have come together to set up Coffee Box at the Chennai International Airport.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society
Rajamouli begins shooting for new schedule of 'RRR'
Chennai, Aug 27 (IANS) Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli on Tuesday began filming the second schedule of his upcoming magnum opus "RRR" in Bulgaria, its makers said in a statement.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
TN to sign MoU with UK's Kings College Hospital
Chennai, Aug 26 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kings College Hospital, London, to set up its branch in the state.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
IIT-Madras proposes national facility on cancer genomics
Chennai, Aug 26 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) on Monday said it has proposed to establish a national facility on cancer genomics specific to Indian population, in a bid to to identify cancer-specific biomarkers in the country.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
India to launch Cartosat-3 satellite in Oct/Nov
Chennai, Aug 26 (IANS) India will launch its advanced cartography satellite, Cartosat-3, towards the end of October or early November, said K.Sivan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
2019-08-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
One killed, five injured in blast at TN's Kancheepuram
Chennai, Aug 25 (IANS) One person was killed and five others injured in Tamil Nadu's Kancheepuram district on Sunday when an unidentified object they found in a temple pond suddenly blew up, police said. Police, however, said the incident was not connected with the current alert in the state.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russia offers India semi-cryogenic engine technology
Chennai, Aug 25 (IANS) India and Russia are discussing a wide range of cooperation in the space sector with the latter's offer of its semi-cryogenic engine technology and critical components for India's human space capsule, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)Chairman K. Sivan said on Sunday.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diplomacy,Science/Tech,Technology
Sundaram-Clayton announces five day week
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) Automobile component maker Sundaram-Clayton Ltd on Friday said owing to business slowdown, its major plants will have five working days in a week.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Chennaiyin FC confirm Rafi, Vineeth & Narzary departures
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC on Friday confirmed the departures of strikers Mohammed Rafi and C.K. Vineeth, and winger Halicharan Narzary from the club.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
High alert in TN after intel report of LeT infiltration
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) Security has been tightened in Tamil Nadu following an intelligence alert that six Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists have entered the state through Sri Lanka, the police said on Friday.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
PKL 7: All-round Bengal Warriors beat Patna Pirates 35-26
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) Bengal Warriors produced an all-round performance in the only match of Pro Kabaddi League on Thursday to beat former champions Patna Pirates 35-26 in front of a packed audience at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here.
2019-08-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Chidambaram's arrest witch-hunt, voyeurism: Karti (2nd Lead)
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Congress MP Karti Chidambaram termed the arrest of his father and former Union Minister P. Chidambaram by the CBI on Wednesday night a "politically motivated witch-hunt", alleging the entire drama was being done for "voyeurism" and to divert attention of the country from serious issues.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
PKL 7: Puneri Paltan pulls off impressive win over Bengaluru
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Puneri Paltan pulled off an impressive victory in the first match of Pro Kabaddi League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday, beating defending champions Bengaluru Bulls 31-23.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
My father's arrest political vendetta: Karti
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) The dramatic arrest of former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram by the CBI on Wednesday evening is nothing but "a political vendetta", his son and MP Karti P. Chidambaram said.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Microgravity used to create cells with stem cell properties
Chennai, Aug 20 (IANS) Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) have found that subjecting cancer cells to microgravity results in the formation of giant cancer cells with stem cell properties.
2019-08-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
PKL 7: UP Yoddha beat league leaders Pink Panthers
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) U.P. Yoddha picked up an important 31-24 victory against league leaders Jaipur Pink Panthers in the second match of Pro Kabaddi League at a packed Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
PKL 7: Tamil Thalaivas, Puneri Paltan play out 31-31 draw
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Home team Tamil Thalaivas and Puneri Paltan played out a highly entertaining 31-31 draw in a see-sawing second match of Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
PKL 7: Bengal Warriors play out draw against Dabang Delhi
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) In-form teams, Bengal Warriors and Dabang Delhi played out an entertaining draw, with both teams finishing on 30 points in the second match of the day at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
PKL 7: Bengaluru Bulls humble Tamil Thalaivas 32-21
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) The Chennai leg of the Pro Kabaddi League season 7 began on a disappointing note for the home fans as Bengaluru Bulls humbled Tamil Thalaivas by a scoreline of 32-21 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Slowdown: Hyundai Motor India lists 'no production days'
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) India's second largest car maker, Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) has declared "no production days" this month for some of its production departments owing to tough market conditions for the automobile sector.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
ISRO plans to source 5 PSLV rockets from domestic firms
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Targeting to realise 12 Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles (PSLV) per year from the domestic private sector, Indian space agency ISRO's commercial arm NewSpace India Ltd has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) for first manufacturing five of these rockets.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Technology
Defender Eli Sabia extends Chennaiyin FC contract
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Chennaiyin FCs Brazilian defender Eli Sabia on Saturday penned a contract extension with the club, that will see the 30-year-old turn out for Head Coach John Gregorys side for the 2019-20 season.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
TN to ban caste wrist bands in schools
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu government has decided to take action against any kind of caste discrimination in schools, said Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
Former India cricketer VB Chandrasekhar passes away
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) Former India cricketer V.B. Chandrasekhar breathed his last following cardiac arrest at the age of 57 here on Thursday.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Chidambaram has lost relevance, says TN CM
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) Taking umbrage at former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's remark, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday said the Congress leader was a burden on the Earth.
2019-08-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Vijay Deverakonda teams up with director Puri Jagannadh
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actor Vijay Deverakonda, who was last seen in the Telugu film "Dear Comrade", will team up with director Puri Jagannadh for his next film.
2019-08-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Chetan Shivram wins Rally of Coimbatore
Coimbatore, Aug 11 (IANS) Team Aksharas Chetan Shivram rode on his overnight lead to emerge triumphant in the Rally of Coimbatore, Round 2 of the Champions Yacht Club FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship (INRC), here on an action-packed Sunday.
2019-08-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
Abrogation of 370 'daring' move by Modi, Shah: OPS
Chennai, Aug 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Sunday termed the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution as a "daring" move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.
2019-08-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics