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Monday, August 10, 2020



Tamil Nadu COVID-19 Wrap: Cop held in Thoothukudi case dies of COVID-19; gyms, small places of worship reopen

August 10, 2020 10:49 pm

The establishments were all operated as per the standard operating procedures (SOP) issued by the government.

Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus Live Updates: 100 per cent pass percentage; All students promoted to Class 11

August 10, 2020 3:46 pm

As of Sunday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 53,336. Till date, 1,79,247 males, 1,17,625 females and 29 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

Covid-19 in TN: Release details of doctors' deaths, says DMK's Stalin; places of worship in corporations to reopen soon

August 08, 2020 9:57 pm

The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday announced that small temples, mosques, dargah, churches and other religious places with an annual income below Rs 10,000 in the corporation areas will be opened for worship from August 10.

Tamil Nadu COVID-19 Wrap: CM announces financial assistance to ambulance drivers; Less than 1000 cases in Chennai

August 08, 2020 1:49 pm

Chennai reported 984 positive cases, bringing the city's total to 1,07,109. Chennai recorded less than 1000 cases for the first time in months

Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus August 7, 8 Highlights: Small places of worship in corporations, drivings schools to reopen from Aug 10

August 10, 2020 9:27 am

Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus (Covid-19), Lockdown Latest News August 7, 8 Highlights: Till date, 1,72,334 males, 1,12,663 females and 27 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

Tamil Nadu Covid-19 wrap: DMK urges govt to cancel e-pass system; another Chennai cop succumbs to virus

August 06, 2020 10:29 pm

Citing news reports on alleged corruption in issuance of e-pass in places including Chennai, DMK chief M K Stalin said that extending the system and hassling people is “inhuman and counter-productive.”

Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus August 5, 6 Highlights: State tally touches 2,73,260 with 5,175 fresh cases

August 07, 2020 9:13 am

Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus (Covid-19), Lockdown Latest News August 5, 6 Highlights: As of Wednesday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 54,184. Till date, 1,65,509 males, 1,07,924 females and 27 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.

Tamil Nadu COVID-19 wrap: No 'at home reception' at Raj Bhavan this year; Karti Chidambaram tests positive

August 03, 2020 10:17 pm

For the first time since the pandemic outbreak, the state’s death toll went past the 100-mark on a single day, taking the cumulative toll to 4,241 on Monday.

Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus August 3, 4 Highlights: State records 109 deaths in one day, toll at 4241

August 05, 2020 9:23 am

Tamil Nadu Chennai Coronavirus (Covid-19), Lockdown Latest News August 3, 4 Highlights: As of Monday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 56,698.

Tamil Nadu COVID-19 wrap: Low-key Bakrid celebrations; 193 check posts in Chennai to monitor Sunday lockdowns

August 01, 2020 10:30 pm

The Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamath (TNTJ) had appealed to the members of the Muslim community to avoid congregation and offer Bakrid prayers at home.


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