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Differently-abled Kousalya Kharthika wins Rs 1 cr on KBC Tamil
Chennai, Jan 20 (IANS) Kousalya Kharthika has become the first-ever differently-abled contestant to bag the jackpot prize money of Rs 1 crore on "Kodeeswari" -- the Tamil version of the reality game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati".
2020-01-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Don't want law that look at businesses with suspicion: FM
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said the government is moving towards a direction where the law does not look at business enterprises with suspicion.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Politics
Sindhu to clash with Gayatri as 5th season of PBL kicks off
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) World champion P.V. Sindhu will take on rising star Gayatri Gopichand as the fifth season of Star Sports Premier Badminton League kicks off here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium tomorrow when Hyderabad Hunters lock horns with Chennai Superstarz. This is the first time in two years that a PBL match will be played in Chennai and the city will host matches until January 24.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Badminton
National Insurance Company board to meet on Monday
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) Kolkata-based public sector insurer National Insurance Company Limited has called for a meeting of its Board of Directors on Monday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
ISL: Chennaiyin hunt down NorthEast to move up to sixth
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC outclassed NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) 2-0 at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Thursday to move closer to the play-offs in the Indian Super League (ISL).
2020-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Rosatom completes one steam generator for Kudankulam N-plant 4
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Russia's integrated nuclear power company Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation's machine building division Atomenergomash has completed production of a steam generator for the upcoming nuclear power plant at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Pongal celebrated in TN, 30 injured in Jallikattu
Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) About 30 persons were injured in the bull taming sport of Jallikattu that was held in Madurai district in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, according to reports.
2020-01-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Religion
Media should introspect, curb unhealthy trends: Vice Prez
Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said called upon the media to seriously introspect and curb any unhealthy trend that impacts its credibility.
2020-01-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Media,Politics
Amid Chennai smog, Ashwin questions need for Bhogi bonfires
Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) Ace Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Tuesday called for educating people about the hazards of "spoiling the planet further in the name of traditions." In a tweet, Ashwin pointed out the layer of smog that has engulfed Chennai following bonfires that were lit on the day of the Bhogi festival.
2020-01-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
How China's Baidu is uniting missing persons with families
Chennai, Jan 13 (IANS) A search engine company that searches and unites missing persons with their long-lost families?
2020-01-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology
Some people in India allergic to word Hindu: Venkaiah Naidu
Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said some people in India are allergic to the word Hindu.
2020-01-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
Not bound by right of first refusal: Murugappa group female heir
Chennai, Jan 11 (IANS) Fifty-nine-year old US based technology consultant and a member of the Murugappa Group, Valli Arunachalam, has categorically said that she or her family members are not legally bound by any right of first refusal condition that might exist between the shareholders of Ambadi Investments Limited.
2020-01-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
ITC Hotels opens Welcomhotel near Chennai
Chennai, Jan 11 (IANS) ITC Hotels on Saturday announced the opening of its 172-room Welcomhotel GST Road near here.
2020-01-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Protect culture by taking them to future generations: Naidu
Chennai, Jan 11 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said India's ancient culture and humanitarian value are the legacy that needs to be protected by taking them to the future generations.
2020-01-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Cholamandalam Investment raises Rs 4 bn from CDC by masala bonds
Chennai, Jan 10 (IANS) Non-banking finance company (NBFC) Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Ltd on Friday said it has raised Rs 4 billion from CDC Group Plc UK through rupee denominated masala bonds.
2020-01-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Ashok Leyland, ABB arm sign pact for e-buses' charging tech
Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland Ltd, part of the Hinduja Group, and ABB Power Products and Systems India Ltd on Friday announced signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for battery charging technology.
2020-01-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Technology
Murder of policeman in Kanniyakumari being probed: CM
Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Thursday said the government will provide a job to a family member of Special Sub-Inspector Wilson who was shot dead in Kanniyakumari on Wednesday night.
2020-01-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Ambadi Investments' stake in Murugappa group Rs 9,484 cr in Oct 19
Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) The value of direct holdings of Ambadi Investments Ltd in the listed companies of the Murugappa Group was about Rs 9,484 crore, states a November 2019 credit rating report by Crisil Limited.
2020-01-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Dog 'wearing' helmet on bike ride divides Twitterati
Chennai, Jan 8 (IANS) A video clip of a dog wearing a helmet and riding pillion on a motorcycle driven by a man in Tamil Nadu has gone viral on social media, dividing Twitterati over the treatment of the animal in such a way.
2020-01-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Indian GM Iniyan finishes second in Stauffer Open
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) Indian chess Grandmaster (GM) P. Iniyan kicked off the New Year in style by finishing second in the Staufer Open chess tournament in Germany recently.
2020-01-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Kramnik, Gelfand to train young Indian chess masters
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) Fourteen young Indian chess players, many of them Grandmasters (GM), will be busy over the next 10 days training for six hours a day in various chess openings under two chess legends -- former world champion GM Vladimir Borisovich Kramnik and GM Boris Gelfand, who had unsuccessfully challenged former world champion Viswanathan Anand for the world title in 2012.
2020-01-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Hope SA-England Test gets to a grandstand finish: Ashwin
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) India's Test off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is hoping that the ongoing second Test between South Africa and England gets a "grandstand finish" after being in the balance at lunch on the fifth day at Newlands in Cape Town.
2020-01-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
IIT-Madras, Madras Univ hold protests against JNU violence
Chennai, Jan 6 (IANS) Students of Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) and University of Madras on Monday staged a protest against the violence in Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday in which several students and teachers were injured.
2020-01-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
Thirumavalavan raises anti-CAA decibel with 'kolam'
Chennai, Dec 31 (IANS) Lok Sabha member and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) leader Thol Thirumavalavan on Tuesday surprised the state by drawing a big 'kolam' or rangoli-style designs, outside his residence here that carried a 'No CAA' slogan.
2019-12-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
DMK, allies hold rally against CAA
Chennai, Dec 23 (IANS) The DMK with its allies and several other organisations on Monday took out a rally here protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
2019-12-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Let election decide, no compromise with AICF chief faction: Secy
Chennai, Dec 18 (IANS) The question of compromise between the two factions in the All India Chess Federation (AICF) does not arise and the issue will be settled in an electoral showdown, said a senior official, the leader of one of the factions.
2019-12-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
DMK calls all-party meet over CAA on Wednesday
Chennai, Dec 17 (IANS) The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday has called an all party meeting to discuss about the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
2019-12-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Tamil Nadu students protest against CAA
Chennai, Dec 16 (IANS) College students in Tamil Nadu on Monday protested against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, expressing solidarity with students of Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi who had clashed with the police.
2019-12-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
Rohit uses cuss word for Pollard during Chennai ODI
Chennai, Dec 16 (IANS) India opener Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard have always been known for sharing banters on the field and the recent of it happened during the first ODI between India and West Indies at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here.
2019-12-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
1st ODI: West Indies put India to bat (Toss)
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and opted to field against India in the first contest of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) rubber at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, here on Sunday.
2019-12-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Injury-marred India aim to topple WI in ODIs (Preview)
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) After earning a hard-fought series win in the T20Is, Team India will now want to take that form in the ODIs when they face West Indies in the first match of the three-game rubber to be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday.
2019-12-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
WADA ban on Russia may not impact FIDE chief, chess tournaments
Chennai, Dec 10 (IANS) The four-year ban on Russia from all sporting activity by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) may not have any impact on former Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Arkady Dvorkovich -- who is also the current President of FIDE -- and also the tournaments to be held in Russia, said a FIDE official on Tuesday.
2019-12-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Encounter killings a blot on our system: Congress MP
Chennai, Dec 6 (IANS) Congress MP from Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu Karti P Chidambaram on Friday criticised Telangana Police over the encounter killing of four accused in the brutal gang rape and murder of a young veterinarian in Hyderabad.
2019-12-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russian fuel supply for Indian BW reactors
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) Russia's Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation fuel has said that it has completed the supply of 50 tons of uranium fuel pellets for India's boiling water reactors (BWR).
2019-12-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Technology
Ranji Trophy: Vijay Shankar named Tamil Nadu captain
Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) All-rounder Vijay Shankar will lead Tamil Nadu while Baba Aparajith will serve as his deputy in the upcoming Ranji Trophy beginning December 9.
2019-12-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
TN rural civic elections on Dec 27, 30
Chennai, Dec 2 (IANS) Elections to the rural local bodies in Tamil Nadu will be held in two phases - on December 27 and 30, said R. Palanisamy, State Election Commissioner, on Monday.
2019-12-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
ISL: Chennaiyin FC sack head coach John Gregory
Chennai, Nov 30 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC have sacked head coach John Gregory following a poor run in the ongoing edition of the Indian Super League.
2019-11-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Chiranjeevi's 'Class Of 80s' reunion party goes viral
Chennai, Nov 26 (IANS) A photograph featuring south's top actors such as Chiranjeevi, Mohan Lal and Daggubati Venkatesh among many others, who ruled the roost in the 1980s, popularly called the "class of 80s", has taken the internet by storm.
2019-11-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
440-MW of Nuclear power plants in TN, Karnataka soon
Chennai, Nov 25 (IANS) A total of 440-megawatt (MW) of Nuclear Power generation is expected to begin in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka between November 27 and December 1 this year, as per Power System Operation Corporation Ltd (POSOCO).
2019-11-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'ISRO should release all videos pertaining to Chandrayaan-2'
Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) The Indian space agency should release all the videos related to the Chandrayaan-2 mission, including that of the moon lander 1,471 kg Vikram separating from the Orbiter, said an official.
2019-11-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
ISRO postpones Cartosat-3 and 13 US satellites to Nov 27
Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) The Indian space agency on Thursday said it has postponed the launch of Catosat-3 satellite and 13 commercial nanosatellites with its PSLV rocket by two days to Nov 27.
2019-11-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Scrap deposit insurance: AIBEA tells FM
Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) Even as the government is mulling increasing the insurance cover for bank deposits, the All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) has demanded scrapping of such insurance cover for public sector bank deposits.
2019-11-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
NIA raids TN locations linked to ISIS-like group (3rd Lead)
Chennai/New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday carried out searches at six locations in Tamil Nadu in connection with the alleged plot by an ISIS-inspired group to murder leaders of Hindu organisations in the ISIS Coimbatore module case and also for the links of the terror group's suspects with the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka in April this year.
2019-10-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Terrorism
TN govt made best efforts to rescue baby Sujith: CM
Chennai, Oct 31 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said, here on Thursday, the government made the best possible efforts to save two-year-old Sujith Wilson who died in an abandoned borewell.
2019-10-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DMK General Council meeting on Nov 10
Chennai, Oct 31 (IANS) The DMK on Thursday said its General Council will meet here on November 10 to discuss amending party rules, local body elections, audit report, among other activities.
2019-10-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
ISL: ATK edge past Chennaiyin FC in hard-fought battle
Chennai, Oct 30 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC's poor start to their Indian Super League (ISL) campaign continued as they lost by a solitary goal to ATK at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-10-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Sixth season of excavations at Keeladi to begin in Jan
Chennai, Oct 29 (IANS) With the five seasons of excavations at Keeladi in Tamil Nadu providing a rich haul of material and data about the past, the next excavation at the spot would begin by the end of January 2020, said K. Pandiarajan, Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture, here on Tuesday.
2019-10-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Art/Culture/Books
Kudankulam N-unit was not subject to cyber attack: NPCIL
Chennai, Oct 29 (IANS) India's atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) on Tuesday termed as false the information on social media that its nuclear power plants at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu suffered cyber attack.
2019-10-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security
Tamil superstar Vijay's Diwali release 'Bigil' crosses 100cr in 3 days
Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) Tamil superstar Vijay's Diwali release, "Bigil", has crossed the Rs 100-crore mark worldwide in just three days since release.
2019-10-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
TN CM briefs Modi on rescuing boy trapped in well
Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Monday said he had briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the rescue efforts to save two-year-old Sujith Wilson who had fallen into an abandoned borewell.
2019-10-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident