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Small places of worship to open in Chennai from Aug 10
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday said small places of worship where the annual earnings are less than Rs 10,000 in the city and other municipal corporation areas can be opened for public worship from August 10.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
5,883 new Covid cases push TN's tally to 290,907
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu recorded 5,883 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking the state's tally to 290,907, a health official said.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
'Airline adequately insured, compensation will be paid'
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Air India Express on Saturday said it is adequately insured and would pay the compensation in accordance with applicable law at appropriate time after its Dubai-Kozhikode flight crashed at Kozhikode airport a day ago.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New India-led insurers not to be majorly hit by Kozhikode crash
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) The public sector New India Assurance Company Ltd-led consortium which insured the Air India's fleet of about 170 aircrafts, including the ill-fated Air India Express plane that crashed at Kozhikode, may not be hit hard by the claims owing to reinsurance cover, said industry experts.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Slippery runway, tailwind likely led to Kozhikode crash: Experts (Ld)
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) A deadly combination of a slippery runway, strong tailwind, bad weather conditions, and landing ahead of the threshold spot could have resulted in the skidding of the ill-fated Air India Express in Kozhikode that claimed 18 lives, two aviation experts said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Slippery runway, tailwind likely caused Kozhikode crash: Experts
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) A deadly combination of a slippery runway, strong tailwind, bad weather conditions, and landing ahead of the threshold spot could have resulted in the skidding of the ill-fated Air India Express in Kozhikode that claimed 18 lives, two aviation experts said on Saturday.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DGCA, Air India, Air India Express officials reach Kozhikode (Ld)
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Investigating officials from Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB), top officials of Air India and Air India Express have reached Kozhikode from New Delhi on Saturday, said Air India Express.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Plane crash: DGCA, Air India, Air India Express officials to reach Kozhikode
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Investigating officials from Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB), CEO of Air India Express have left for Kozhikode from New Delhi on Saturday, said Air India Express.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN reports 5,880 new Covid cases, tally at 285,024
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu reported 5,880 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, pushing the state's tally to 285,024, officials said.
2020-08-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Rains, slippery or water-logged runway may cause hydroplaning
Chennai, Aug 7 (IANS) There can be several reasons for an aircraft to skid on the runway but the most likely causes are bad weather conditions, slippery or water-logged runway due to excessive rains, according to an experienced pilot.
2020-08-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian Coast Guard rescues 14 fishermen off Tamil Nadu coast
Chennai, Aug 7 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard rescued 14 stranded fishermen from their broken-down boat, 88 nautical miles off Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam, a defence statement said on Friday.
2020-08-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Astronaut trainees complete abnormal descent module landing
Chennai, Aug 7 (IANS) Four Indian astronauts who were undergoing training in Russia since February 2020 have successfully completed the training on crew actions in case of abnormal descent module landing on different terrains, said Glavkosmos.
2020-08-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Efficient farming must for food security: Naidu
Chennai, Aug 7 (IANS) Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said there is an urgent need to make agriculture more efficient and profitable to ensure food and nutrition security.
2020-08-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Kia Motors world premieres Made in India Sonet for global markets
Chennai, Aug 7 (IANS) South Korean automotive major Kia Motors Corporation will be shipping out its India made new compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) Sonet to its global markets, said a top company official.
2020-08-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
ED attaches Rs 7 crore property of NAC Jewellers in Chennai
Chennai, Aug 7 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday said it has attached properties worth Rs 7 crore of NAC Jewellers (P) Ltd, promoted by Anantha Padmanaban, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
2020-08-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DMK MLA who met BJP leaders suspended, says 'not bothered'
Chennai, Aug 5 (IANS) The DMK on Wednesday suspended its legislator Ku.Ka. Selvam for actions defaming the party.
2020-08-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Covid-19: 6,501 persons discharged from TN hospitals in 24 hrs
Chennai, Aug 5 (IANS) For the second consecutive day, the number of cured Covid-19 patients getting discharged from different hospitals in Tamil Nadu was higher than the number of new cases recorded in the past 24 hours.
2020-08-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Gold worth Rs 34 lakh seized at Chennai airport, 2 held
Chennai, Aug 5 (IANS) Customs officials have arrested two air passengers and seized gold worth Rs 34.5 lakh from them after they landed here from Dubai, official sources said on Wednesday.
2020-08-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN Guv well, singer SPB tests corona positive
Chennai, Aug 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit who had tested positive for coronavirus and quarantined at Raj Bhavan is active and doing well, said Kauvery Hospital on Wednesday.
2020-08-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
DMK suspends MLA Selvam, strips him of party posts
Chennai, Aug 5 (IANS) The DMK on Wednesday suspended its legislator Ku.Ka. Selvam for actions that defame the party.
2020-08-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
SP Balasubramaniam tests Covid-19 positive
Chennai, Aug 5 (IANS) Playback veteran SP Balasubramaniam has tested Covid-19 positive. The singer issued a video from hospital on Wednesday to confirm the news.
2020-08-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Film world mourns demise of theatre doyen Ebrahim Alkazi
Chennai, Aug 5 (IANS) Eminent people from the world of cinema expressed grief and paid tribute to theatre doyen Ebrahim Alkazi, who passed away on Tuesday.
2020-08-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Sonu Sood: From reel-life villain to real-life hero
Chennai, Aug 5 (IANS) Sonu Sood, for the Tamil movie viewers, has until now been the actor who played the villain in "Kallazhagar" and several others. Come Covid-19 era and the 47-year-old Sood turned hero for many, including Tamil medical students studying in Russia.
2020-08-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
IRDAI allows life insurers to send policy in electronic format
Chennai, Aug 5 (IANS) The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has allowed life insurers to issue policy bonds in electronic format during FY2020-21 owing to Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-08-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
DMK lawmaker Selvam demands party polls, meets top BJP leaders
Chennai/New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) In an apparent sign of revolt, DMK lawmaker Ku. Ka. Selvam, who met top BJP leaders on Tuesday, said his party President M.K. Stalin should condemn the denigration of Hindu deity Murugan and prayer 'Kanda Shasti Kavacham' by YouTube channel Karuppar Koottam.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
6,501 discharged, 5,063 test Covid-19 positive in TN
Chennai, Aug 4 (IANS) In Tamil Nadu, 6,501 Covid-19 patients were discharged, taking the tally of cured people to 208,784 on Tuesday. The number is more than 5,063 people who tested coronavirus positive over the past 24 hours, according to the State Health Department.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Lankan don with fake Aadhaar dies in TN; CBCID to probe
Chennai, Aug 4 (IANS) Police in Tamil Nadu has confirmed that Sri Lankan don Angoda Lokka, who had managed to remain in hiding in India for past two years under fake identity has died in mysterious circumstances. Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Department (CBCID) will now probe the gangster's death that took place in early July.
2020-08-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IIT-M, Helyxon deploy remote monitoring device for Covid-19 patients
Chennai, Aug 3 (IANS) A jointly developed device by the Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre (HTIC) of Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) and healthcare startup Helyxon is now helping doctors in several hospitals to monitor Covid-19 patients remotely.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Technology
TN CM says no to Centre's 3-language plan in NEP
Chennai, Aug 3 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has firmly rejected the three-language plan in the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP) unveiled recently by the Union government. In a statement issued on Monday, Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami opposed the plan on the grounds that such a move would offend sentiments in Tamil Nadu.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
Karti Chidambaram tests Covid positive, in home quarantine
Chennai, Aug 3 (IANS) Congress MP from Tamil Nadu, Karti Chidambaram is the latest political personality to be infected with Covid-19. The son of former union minister P. Chidambaram took to social media on Monday to announce that he has tested positive for the virus.
2020-08-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
5,875 persons test Covid positive in TN including Governor
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) As many as 5,875 persons tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu over the past 24-hours, said the State Health Department on Sunday.
2020-08-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
TN Governor Purohit tests Covid positive, advised home quarantine
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Sunday tested positive for coronavirus and has been advised home quarantine, the Kauvery Hospital here said.
2020-08-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN govt can't acquire Jayalalitha's assets, niece in HC
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) Contending absence of legal powers for the government to acquire ancestral properties -- immovable and movable -- for memorial purposes as well as other aspects like procedural infirmities, J. Deepa, the niece of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK General Secretary J. Jayalalithaa has moved the Madras High Court.
2020-08-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
ISRO checking space enthusiast's claim of moon rover rolling on lunar surface
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Space enthusiast Shanmuga Subramanian, who found the debris of India's moonlander Vikram, said on Saturday that Chandrayaan-2's rover Pragyan seems to be intact on the moon's surface and had rolled out a few metres from the lander.
2020-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
5,879 new Covid cases in TN; taly at 251,738
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu has reported 5,879 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 251,738, health officials said on Saturday.
2020-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Overcharging complaint: Chennai hospital temporarily barred from admitting Covid patients
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has temporarily barred the Be Well Hospital in Kilpauk locality here from admitting new Covid-19 patients after receiving an overcharging complaint against it.
2020-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
TN: Video confirms brutal assault on father, son in police custody
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) A video hosted by Tamil magazine Nakkheeran shows the brutal injuries on the buttocks of P. Jeyaraj and his son J.Bennicks as if they were skinned alive confirming police torture.
2020-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Online gaming brand ambassadors Kohli, Tamannaah also liable for promoting gambling'
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Moved by several youngsters getting hooked to online gambling and also one youth committing suicide, a lawyer has filed a public interest litigation petition in the Madras High Court seeking a direction to shutdown online gaming sites, arrest and prosecution of promoters and the brand ambassadors.
2020-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Tamil Nadu's corona case tally up by 5,881, 97 more deaths
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) As many as 5,881 persons tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu over the past 24 hours, taking the state's total tally to 245,859, the state Health Department said on Friday.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Filmmaker Velu Prabhakaran held for 'denigrating' Hinduism
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) Filmmaker, actor and cinematographer Velu Prabhakaran was arrested on Friday for his alleged speech denigrating Kanda Shasti Kavacham - the prayer seeking the blessings of Hindu God Murugan, Hinduism and Hindus on a web portal.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Khushbu denies move to BJP, says views on NEP personal
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) Actor and Tamil Nadu Congress spokesperson Khushbu Sundar has categorically refuted all speculation about her joining the BJP after she welcomed the New Education Policy 2020.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Women power to steer two of three beleaguered PSU non-life insurers
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) Women power will be steering forward two of the three beleaguered government owned non-life insurers, said industry officials.
2020-07-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Chennai Customs seizes Rs.70 lakh worth of mobile phones
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Chennai Customs on Thursday said that it has seized mobile phones worth Rs70 lakh which were imported under the guise of medical accessories.
2020-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IN-SPACe to regulate private sector, prioritise launch manifest
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) The proposed Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) will be a single window nodal agency for enabling and regulating space activities and usage of ISRO facilities and assets by the private sector.
2020-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology
TN registers 5,864 new Covid cases, tally at 239,978
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu has reported 5,864 new cases of COVID-19, pushing the state's tally to 239,978, the Health Department said on Thursday.
2020-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
ISRO facilities to be free or at reasonable cost for pvt sector
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) With the government deciding to encourage private sector participation in the space field, the Indian space agency has said its facilities will be offered free of cost or at a reasonable cost for carrying out various space sector related activities.
2020-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Technology
Holy water from Kanyakumari, Cauvery, sacred soil from TN sent to Ayodhya
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Holy water from Triveni Sangamam or Mukkudal of Kanyakumari and Cauvery river and sacred soil from Tamil Nadu have been sent to Ayodhya where the "bhoomi pujan" ceremony for Lord Ram's grand temple will be performed on August 5, said officials of Tamil Nadu unit of Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP).
2020-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Tamil Nadu logs 6,426 new corona infections
Chennai, July 29 (IANS) As many as 6,426 persons tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu over the past 24 hours, the state Health Department said.
2020-07-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
4.3kg gold, 601 kg silver, 8K books in Jayalalithaa's house
Chennai, July 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's late Chief Minister and AIADMK General Secretary J. Jayalalithaa had over 4 kg of gold items and over 600 kg of silver articles, apart from other items, in her residence Veda Nilayam, as per the Ordinance issued to take it over for a memorial.
2020-07-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
NPCIL to build 4 more atomic power units in 2020: AEC chief
Chennai, July 29 (IANS) India's atomic power plants operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) plans to start construction of four more nuclear power units this year, said a top official of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).
2020-07-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National