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2 DMK candidates file nominations for RS seats from TN
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) Two DMK leaders, Kanimozhi N.V.M. Somu and K.R.N. Rajesh Kumar, have filed their nomination papers for the two vacant seats to the Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
CBI arrests two foreigners in Rs 100 cr Chennai Port Trust fraud case
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday said it has arrested two more accused, both foreign nationals, in connection with its ongoing investigation of a case related to foreclosure of fixed deposits of Chennai Port Trust.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN urges Centre to export jabs only after vaccinating Indians
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian has called upon the union government to export vaccines to other countries only after making sure that the entire population of India is given at least one dose of the vaccine.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Chennai school student helps IRCTC fix bug on its online platform
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) A 17-year-old plus two student in a private school in Chennai's Tambaram has helped the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) fix a bug in its online ticketing platform, which could have exposed millions of passengers and their private information.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Technology
Health caretakers abandon first rehabilitation ward in south TN
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) The first rehabilitation ward in south Tamil Nadu at the Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) in Madurai is now completely non-functional. This is because no caretakers are present in the ward to take care of the people abandoned by their families. This ward was opened for poor people in December 2020.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Madras HC upholds ban on crash guards, bull bars in vehicles
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Tuesday upheld the Central government's December 2017 notification prohibiting the use of crash guards and bull bars in vehicles, observing that drivers of such vehicles behave as "bullies" on roads.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
NGOs urge TN CM Stalin to declare a carbon neutral policy
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) based in Tamil Nadu and involved in the conservation of the environment, on Tuesday requested Chief Minister M.K. Stalin to announce a carbon neutral policy for the state.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Meeting with Ford Motor official was a failure: Union
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) The meeting with Ford Motor Company's senior official for a relook at the corporate decision to shut down vehicle production in India ended in a failure, said a Union official at Ford India Private Ltd.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
583 gm gold smuggling foiled, 1 held
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) A 45-year-old male passenger from Dubai was arrested in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday for allegedly smuggling 583 gram of gold.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Covid norms go for a toss in TN districts
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) Even as the Tamil Nadu government has been working overtime to vaccinate maximum number of people, in many districts, the Covid protocols, including safe distancing and wearing of masks are not being followed by people.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Glenmark gets USFDA approval for Clindamycin Phosphate Foam 1%
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) Pharma major Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd on Tuesday said it has received final approval by the United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) for Clindamycin Phosphate Foam, 1 per cent, the generic version of Evoclin Foam, 1 per cent, of Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
High tech Chennai forensic lab registers 3-fold rise in POCSO cases since lockdown
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) The High tech Chennai Forensic lab has registered a three-fold increase in the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act cases and woman harassment cases during the lockdown period as compared to it before.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DMK to use Justice AK Rajan committee report in its campaign against NEET
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) The ruling DMK, which is being criticised for not being able to cancel NEET as promised in the election manifesto for 2021 Assembly elections, is now planning to use the Justice A.K. Rajan committee report to campaign on the pitfalls being faced by the students.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Rajiv assassination case: OPS seeks Stalin's intervention for release of life convicts
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and coordinator of the AIADMK, O. Panneerselvam, on Monday sought Chief Minister M.K. Stalin's personal intervention for the release of the life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN to sponsor students admitted under 7.5% govt school quota
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Monday announced that the state government would take care of the expenses of all students who have been admitted to professional and other courses under the 7.5 per cent government school students quota.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
Stalin urges Modi to supply 50 lakh vaccine doses every week
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Monday apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the "resounding success" in the two mega vaccination camps held in the state on September 12 and 19, as he raised the need for 50 lakh additional doses of vaccine every week.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
TN poll panel directs officials for strict monitoring of local body electiions
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Election Commission has directed the district collectors of nine districts where rural local body elections will take place on October 6 and 9 to conduct strict monitoring to prevent bribing voters.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Madras HC dismisses plea against amendments to AIADMK constitution
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) The Madras High Court (HC) on Monday dismissed a writ petition filed against the Election Commission (EC) for accepting the amendments made to the constitution of the AIADMK.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ford India workers' future in TN govt's hands: Ex-Union leader
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) The job security of the Ford India Private Ltd's workers is in the hands of the Tamil Nadu government and it cannot be a neutral player, said a former union leader of Hindustan Motor Finance Corporation Ltd and a noted lawyer dealing in labour matters.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Diarrhoea control drive by TN govt to end on Sep 30
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) The diarrhoea control drive by the Tamil Nadu Health department among children aged under five years will end on September 30. While the drive was started on September 16, in the initial phase the focus was to create awareness among the people about the reasons causing the disease and how it spreads.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Kidnapped Chennai toddler rescued from Nagpur station
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) Police has tracked down a three-year-old son of migrant Bihari labourers from a railway station in Maharashtra just days after he was picked up.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 16L people vaccinated in TN's 2nd mega vaccine camp
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu health department has administered 16,43,879 lakh doses of vaccine in the second mega vaccination camp organised by it.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Coimbatore tops in vaccination coverage: TN Health Minister
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian on Sunday said that the Coimbatore district topped the state in vaccinating the highest percentage of the eligible population against Covid-19.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Probe ordered into alleged auction of TN Panchayat head's post
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) The administration in Tamil Nadu's Villupuram district has ordered a detailed probe into the alleged auctioning bid that had taken place for the post of Panchayat president, at the behest of the village elders on Saturday.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Actor Vijay moves court against parents, others for misusing his name
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) Tamil superstar Vijay has moved a court against 11 people including his parents, S. Chandrashekhar and Shobha Sekhar, for using his name for political purposes.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Southern Cinema,Politics
TN govt to include martial arts 'Silambam' under 3% sports quota
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government is taking steps to include "Silambam", the traditional martial art form of the state, under the 3 per cent sports reservation for admissions to educational institutions and reservation in jobs under the State Public Service Commission.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Sports
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