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Thursday, May 06, 2021



Remembering activist Traffic Ramaswamy, who waged war against illegal posters and hoardings in Chennai

May 05, 2021 10:07 pm

Ramaswamy was known across Tamil Nadu as a feisty anti-corruption activist who won't hesitate in approaching the court – or violating the law himself – for his cause. He wouldn't even let his progressing age come in his way.

Chennai Hyderabad Live Updates: TN records 24,898 cases and 195 deaths

May 06, 2021 7:14 pm

Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News Live Updates: As of Wednesday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 1,28,311.

Chennai social activist Traffic Ramaswamy dies at 87

May 05, 2021 8:59 am

A prolific activist in Chennai, Traffic Ramaswamy was also known for filing PILs in the Madras High Court against footpath encroachments, road widening and encroachments and traffic violations.

Amma canteen ransacked in Chennai, boards with Jayalalithaa's name torn up

May 04, 2021 4:16 pm

DMK Saidapet MLA Ma Subramanian said MK Stalin has ordered the removal of DMK workers if they are found responsible for the incident.

Chennai Hyderabad May 3, 4 Highlights: TN reports 21,228 fresh cases, 144 deaths

May 05, 2021 9:42 am

Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News May 3, 4 Highlights: Till date, 7,41,495 males, 4,86,531 females and 38 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in Tamil Nadu.

Chennai Hyderabad April 30 Highlights: TN surpass 18,000 COVID-19 cases, Doctor, 3 others held for attempting to sell remdesivir at higher price

May 03, 2021 9:24 am

Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News April 30 Highlights: As of Thursday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 1,12,556.

Tamil Nadu govt orders 1.5 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines

April 28, 2021 2:22 pm

The government said the doses would be sourced by the Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation (TNMSC) and would be provided free of cost.

Chennai Hyderabad April 28, 29 Highlights: COVID-19 cases surpass 17,000 in TN; 375 streets in Chennai have more than 10 cases

April 30, 2021 9:11 am

Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News April 28, 29 Highlights: According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 2,23,78,247 samples from the state have been tested till date.

Chennai: Overcrowding at Kilpauk hospital to buy Remdesivir, complaints of poor arrangements

April 28, 2021 11:46 am

The counter at the hospital was opened on Monday by the Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation following reports that Remdesivir was not available in hospitals and was being sold at three to four times its retail price in the black market.

Chennai Hyderabad April 26, 27 Highlights: TN reports 15,684 fresh cases, 94 deaths

April 28, 2021 9:52 am

Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News April 26, 27 Highlights: As of Monday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 1,07,145.


India's largest crocodile park strapped for cash after lockdown

August 11, 2020 4:54 pm

Madras Crocodile Bank may have as little as four months before it runs out of funds to feed animals, pay staff and do research.

Chennai: Thousands take to the street to protest against CAA

February 20, 2020 8:04 am

A bench of Justices M Sathyanaraya and R Hemalatha had passed the order on a PIL seeking direction to the police to restrain the protesters from holding the rally. The next hearing is on March 11.

How Chennai is struggling with water crisis

June 24, 2019 10:03 am

Lakhs of people are turning to water tank trucks in the southern state of Tamil Nadu as house and hotel taps run dry because of an acute water shortage caused by drying lakes and depleted groundwater.

Satellite pictures show why Chennai is facing severe water crisis

June 23, 2019 6:44 am

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami said that groundwater levels have depleted due to drought and deficient monsoon but claimed the issue was not as big as the media claims.


28-year-old arrested for shouting “fascist BJP government”

June 22, 2020 6:17 pm

Lois Sofia, on her way home from Canada, was with her parents who joined her at Chennai for the IndiGo flight to Tuticorin. The incident took place after the flight landed at the Tuticorin airport.

DMK supporters react to Karunanidhi's death

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

The mood outside Kauvery hospital after news broke of the death of Kalaignar Karunanidhi.

India sends 44 tonnes of relief material to help Fiji

February 25, 2016 4:07 pm

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The Government of India (GoI) is sending relief material to help cyclone hit Fiji. Relief material, which is being airlifted from New Delhi and Chennai, is being sent to Fiji's capital Suva. The relief material includes basic food supplies, medicines, tents and kitchen sets. The relief material is being sent in consultation with Officiating Ambassador of India in the Fiji capital Suva. The island nation of Fiji was hit by category five Cyclone Winston, with wind speed 325 km/hr and waves up to 12m high. The cyclone has caused widespread damage to the housing stock and power disruption in the island nation.

Rajiv Gandhi assassin gets parole to attend father's last rites

February 24, 2016 6:33 am

Chennai, Feb 24 (ANI): Nalini Sriharan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, left the Vellore jail on Wednesday to attend her father's last rites in Chennai. She was escorted by ten cops. Nalini was granted parole on Tuesday for 12 hours to attend her father's funeral, who died in Tirunelvelli. According to the parole condition, Nalini will have to report back in Vellore prison before 8 p.m. today. Nalini and three others, including her husband Murugan, were originally awarded the death sentence after they were convicted for their role in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and have been behind the bars for the last 25 years.

AAI to make airport facilities as commercially viable

January 23, 2016 12:50 pm

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): The Airports Authority of India will enhance its marketing strategy to make airports more operationally and commercially viable. At the Airport Marketing Conference held recently in New Delhi, the officials and experts chalked out a strategy to make commercial use of airport infrastructure in the country. Formed in April 1995, the Airports Authority of India manages 125 destinations, including 77 domestic and 21 international airports in the country. The Authority is also looking at focusing on the cargo segment to boost its revenues. It has been undertaking the International Cargo handling operations at international airports including Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Coimbatore, Amritsar and Guwahati. Similarly, the Authority has identified 24 domestic airports across five regions, including three civil enclaves to develop such integrated facilities. They include Port Blair, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Raipur, Ahmedabad and others. The Airports Authority of India, which has developed infrastructure at many of its airports, is looking forward to make its commercial use.

Chennai witnesses 109th dog show

January 11, 2016 3:32 am

Chennai, Jan 11 (ANI): Around 400 dogs participated in Madras Canine Club’s All Breeds Championship Dog Show in Chennai. Breeds like Rajapalayam, Chippiparai, German shepherd, Great Danes, little hound, Doberman Pinscher and bull dogs among others showed off their skills and won the heart of the audience. Making a case for promoting Indian breeds, Mr. Sudarsan said that the Madras Canine Club and the Kennel Club of India has been creating awareness about Rajapalayam, Chippiparai and Mudhol Hound. Many people attended the show to see various breeds