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Chennai News

Dengue cases on decline: Tamil Nadu health minister C Vijayabaskar
Dengue cases on decline: Tamil Nadu health minister C Vijayabaskar

During discussions with the team on October 13, the state government had sought a central assistance of Rs 256 crore to combat the disease.

Chennai: Day after video of knife-wielding students creating nuisance on train goes viral, four arrested
Chennai: Day after video of knife-wielding students creating nuisance on train goes viral, four arrested

In the viral video, the students are seen hanging off a train with weapons in their hands, as it passes through a station.

MK Stalin dubs dengue deaths a “health emergency” in Tamil Nadu
MK Stalin dubs dengue deaths a “health emergency” in Tamil Nadu

A day after Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan said 35 perons had died due to dengue in the state, MK Stalin, leader of the opposition in the Assembly, hit out at the ruling AIADMK regime for the situation.

Activists held for raising slogans over Gauri Lankesh’s murder
Activists held for raising slogans over Gauri Lankesh’s murder

According to a senior police official, those detained were lodged in a marriage hall and later let off in the evening. Among those detained were some academicians and authors including professor Mangai and Manushyaputhiran.

Journalism prof stabbed by ex-faculty in Madurai, out of danger
Journalism prof stabbed by ex-faculty in Madurai, out of danger

An officer said internal academic decisions that refused to renew the employment contract of the accused for this academic year were the motive behind the attack.

Dredger vessel drifts off Kodiakarai coast in Tamil Nadu
Dredger vessel drifts off Kodiakarai coast in Tamil Nadu

The captain had asserted that the dredger did not suffer any damage and could be easily towed to the sea. The nine crew members of the dredger have been offered all possible assistance.

Tamil Nadu: Senior cop given full additional charge as Idol Wing IG
Tamil Nadu: Senior cop given full additional charge as Idol Wing IG

AG Pon Manickavel, Inspector General of Police, Railways, will hold “full additional charge” as IG, Idol Wing, CID, Chennai, a Home (SC) Department note from Additional Chief Secretary Niranjan Mardi said

Man held for sexual assault on two and half-year-old girl
Man held for sexual assault on two and half-year-old girl

The incident occurred last evening when the accused M Sekar from Sethubavachathiram, about 80 kms from here, took the girl, who was playing near his house, and sexually assaulted her, police said.

Madras HC issues notice to Tamil Nadu Election Commission on local body polls
Madras HC issues notice to Tamil Nadu Election Commission on local body polls

The petitioner said he was aggrieved over the indefinite extension of term of special officers “by frequent passing of ordinances and government orders” and sought a direction to the state government and the SEC to hold local body polls within a time frame as may be fixed by the court. 

Madras HC issues notice to Tamil Nadu government on relocation of statue of Sivaji Ganesan
Madras HC issues notice to Tamil Nadu government on relocation of statue of Sivaji Ganesan

The petitioner said that a number of statues of renowned leaders like Kamarajar, Ambedkar, Anna and MGR had been erected in a number of places all over the city. He submitted that installing statues on open roads shall be a real tribute to the leaders, reminding people of their services.

PIL filed in Madras High Court to restrain transportation of huge rock
PIL filed in Madras High Court to restrain transportation of huge rock

The land where the single rock was found belongs to the Tamil Nadu government, the petitioner said. He submitted that the state government had permitted the trust to take the single rock and another rock weighing 260 tons.

Tamil Nadu theatres remain shut over double taxation
Tamil Nadu theatres remain shut over double taxation

Tamil Nadu Cinema Theatre Owners’ Federation president Abirami Ramanathan said they had no choice but to go on strike. He said they did not know of the double taxation until 5 pm on Friday, hours before the GST came into effect.

Haryana: 296 docs transferred online
Haryana: 296 docs transferred online

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said the online transfers were important to “end corruption which was being done manually for adjusting doctors at their desired place of postings”.

Tamil Nadu: K Palniswami approves supply of rice to mosques during Ramzan
Tamil Nadu: K Palniswami approves supply of rice to mosques during Ramzan

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has directed officials to give approvals for supply of rice to various mosques during the holy month of Ramzan.

Tamil Nadu: Four die after fire breaks out in apartment complex in Chennai
Tamil Nadu: Four die after fire breaks out in apartment complex in Chennai

A short circuit was suspected to have caused the fire, which gutted nearly 15 vehicles parked there, police said.

AIADMK (Amma) terms precondition for merger talks ‘opportunist’
AIADMK (Amma) terms precondition for merger talks ‘opportunist’

A CBI probe into Jayalalithaa’s “mysterious” death is among the conditions put forward by the AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma faction, led by Panneerselvam, for the merger talks to commence with the rival faction, led by Chief Minister EK Palaniswami.

Govt doctors in Tamil Nadu to go on one day strike on May 8
Govt doctors in Tamil Nadu to go on one day strike on May 8

Madras High court had said the issue of incentive marks and reservation for in-service government doctors and latest rules of Medical Council of India needed to be looked into comprehensively.

Can’t give verdict on communal consideration: Madras HC pulls up trial court judge
Can’t give verdict on communal consideration: Madras HC pulls up trial court judge

The court ruled that they are from a particular criminal community whose main occupation is stealing and dacoity.

Tamil Nadu: Five persons, including Sri Lankan refugee arrested
Tamil Nadu: Five persons, including Sri Lankan refugee arrested

Police acted on a tip off and arrested them late Friday night

TN govt will not allow Salem Steel Plant’s privatisation: Industries Minister
TN govt will not allow Salem Steel Plant’s privatisation: Industries Minister

Tamil Nadu government on Friday said it was committed to its stand not to allow the privatisation of the Salem Steel Plant by the Centre. “This government, following the footsteps of Amma (late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa) will not allow the privatisation of the Salem Steel Plant,” Industries Minister M C Sampath told the state […]

RK Nagar by-polls 2017: AIADMK files PIL against Dinakaran’s nomination
RK Nagar by-polls 2017: AIADMK files PIL against Dinakaran’s nomination

In 1996, adjudication proceedings against Dinakaran were initiated for acquiring foreign exchange totalling $1,04,93,313 from persons other than authorised dealers.

Tamil Nadu: PMK regrets farmer suicide in Tirunelveli, seeks loan waiver in PSU banks
Tamil Nadu: PMK regrets farmer suicide in Tirunelveli, seeks loan waiver in PSU banks

PMK youth wing leader and Lok Sabha member Anbumani Ramadoss demanded action against the official of the bank’s branch in Manur village for allegedly insisting on repayment of the loan by S Vembu Krishnan.

Madras HC asks for video footage of Assembly proceedings on trust vote day
Madras HC asks for video footage of Assembly proceedings on trust vote day

The video recording of the House proceedings on February 18 must be from the commencement till the end, the court said.

AIADMK MLAs likely to urge Sasikala to take over as Tamil Nadu CM at meet
AIADMK MLAs likely to urge Sasikala to take over as Tamil Nadu CM at meet

The meeting is likely to be held in Chennai on Sunday afternoon, party sources said.

Tamil Nadu merchants urged to boycott Coke, Pepsi from March 1
Tamil Nadu merchants urged to boycott Coke, Pepsi from March 1

K Chandru, a retired Madras High Court judge who was an activist in the 1970s and ‘80s, pointed out that the most recent example of a ban — “on Maggi noodles by the government” — was successfully challenged in court.

Chennai: Bogi smoke delays 19 flights
Chennai: Bogi smoke delays 19 flights

Bogi is celebrated a day ahead of the harvest festival (Pongal), where old and unwanted articles of the past year are burnt in a symbolic gesture to usher in the new aspects of life.

Port Blair-based missing fishing boat found, 6 rescued
Port Blair-based missing fishing boat found, 6 rescued

The Port Blair registered boat sailed from South Andamans on November 27 last and got trapped in cyclone “Vardah” following an engine glitch and went missing

Rally for seeking permission to hold bull-taming sport
Rally for seeking permission to hold bull-taming sport

The volunteers held banners and posters demanding that the sport be held this year.

Vaiko’s plea to CM to release seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi case
Vaiko’s plea to CM to release seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi case

In a letter to the Chief Minister, Vaiko also sought release of convicts who had completed ten years of jail term.

Work on Chennai-Dindigul double line nearing completion: Railways
Work on Chennai-Dindigul double line nearing completion: Railways

Southern Railway had undertaken the project for setting up double line between Chennai and Dindigul.

Sasikala holds meetings with dist level AIADMK cadres, MLAs
Sasikala holds meetings with dist level AIADMK cadres, MLAs

On Wednesday functionaries from Chennai, Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur, Vellore and Tiruvannamalai took part in the meetings.

Madras HC gets 2 more petitions seeking probe into Jayalalithaa’s treatment
Madras HC gets 2 more petitions seeking probe into Jayalalithaa’s treatment

Earlier, another AIADMK worker P A Joseph had filed a PIL seeking an inquiry commission or a fact-finding committee to probe the circumstances leading to the death of Jayalalithaa.

Lucky Gold: This New Year, tangerines come with the promise of happiness and prosperity
Lucky Gold: This New Year, tangerines come with the promise of happiness and prosperity

Citrus tangerina are a type of mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata), and belong to the Rutaceae family. Apparently, the name comes from Tangier, Morocco.

Non performing government officers will face penalties: Kiran Bedi
Non performing government officers will face penalties: Kiran Bedi

Lt Governor Kiran Bedi on Friday listed 22 directives in areas where she said there was scope for improvement

AIADMK ‘hurt’ on High Court’s observation on J Jayalalitha’s death circumstances
AIADMK ‘hurt’ on High Court’s observation on J Jayalalitha’s death circumstances

Hours after a Madras High Court judge raised questions over the circumstances leading to the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the AIADMK on Thursday said the matter will be dealt with legally.

AIADMK brings chair used by Jayalalitha to party meet
AIADMK brings chair used by Jayalalitha to party meet

A chair used by former AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa at her residence was brought in to the venue of the party general council meet here on Thursday and it was placed at the centre of the dais on which her portrait was kept and floral tributes paid.