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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
Kid trapped in TN borewell: It'll take 12 hrs to reach him
Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) Rescue efforts to safely bring out the two-year-old boy who fell into an abandoned borewell in a village in Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirappalli district entered the fourth day on Monday.
2019-10-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chennaiyin, Mumbai play out goalless draw on Diwali evening
Chennai, Oct 27 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC secured their first draw of the season with a goalless encounter against Mumbai City at home on Sunday's Indian Super League (ISL) fixture.
2019-10-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
IITM team develops simple technique to produce graphene platelets
Chennai, Oct 24 (IANS) Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) on Thursday claimed its researchers have shown a simple route to producing graphene platelets from graphite.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
11-yr-old gets evicted from chess tourney, father seeks explanation
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) Even as the All India Chess Federation (AICF) and Tamil Nadu State Chess Association (TNSCA) are maintaining an inexplicable silence on the emotional abuse of 11-year old boy at a chess tourney, his sad father has written to AICF President seeking the reason for his son's explusion.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Surprise emergency drill held at 'nuclear island' Kalpakkam
Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) More than 8,000 persons were involved in a surprise exercise for checking the emergency preparedness of the atomic power units in Kalpakkam on Monday, an official statement said.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Peaceful polling in Vikravandi, Nanguneri (4th Lead, State Polls 2019)
Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) The two assembly seats in Tamil Nadu -- Vikravandi and Nanguneri -- where bypolls are underway witnessed brisk and peaceful polling on Monday, said Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Banking operations to be hit on Tuesday due to strike
Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) Banking operations across the country will be affected on Tuesday as about 3.5 lakh bank employees will be on strike to protest mergers of government banks, said a top leader of All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA).
2019-10-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Politics
All set for Monday Assembly bypolls in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) The electoral fate of 35 candidates in two Assembly constituencies -- Vikravandi and Nanguneri -- in Tamil Nadu will be decided by voters on Monday.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
11-year chess player evicted from tourney in TN
Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) Even as the All India Chess Federation (AICF) professes to catch chess talent in schools, an 11-year schoolboy was barred from playing in a tournament midway by an official of the Tirunelveli District Chess Development Association (TDCDA), the boy's father alleged.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics,Sports
TN cash seizure: Report sent to poll panel
Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) A report on the cash seizure at Nanguneri assembly constituency from a house where DMK legislator K.S. Saravanakumar was staying has been sent to the Chief Electoral Officer, said a top official in Tirunelveli.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
'Green' crackers seem unlikely to sparkle this Diwali
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Not all the fire crackers that people would burst this Diwali will be 'green', as the sector regulator, the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO), has approved only one such product for manufacture, a fire cracker maker in Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi said.
2019-10-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Centre not keen on staff representatives on bank boards: AIBEA
Chennai, Oct 15 (IANS) The All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) has written to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stating that the Central government does not want its representatives on the boards of public sector banks.
2019-10-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Modi thanks TN govt, people for Mahabalipuram summit
Mahabalipuram, Oct 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed his gratitude to Tamil Nadu for the "outstanding" warmth and hospitality shown during the summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mahabalipuram.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
India-China to set up high-level economic dialogue mechanism
Mahabalipuram, Oct 12 (IANS) India and China will set up a High-Level Economic and Trade Dialogue mechanism to deepen economic cooperation and also sort out the concerns pertaining to the bilateral trade issues, said Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Xi dumps flight for his Chinese Hongqi
Mahabalipuram, Oct 12 (IANS) At a time when leaders prefer air travel to save time, avoid traffic hassles and also due to security purposes, Chinese President Xi Jinping travelled about 50 km in his Hongqi car from Chennai to Mahabalipuram.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
2020 to be 'India-China Cultural and People to People Exchanges' year
Mahabalipuram, Oct 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have decided to designate 2020 as the 'Year of India-China Cultural and People to People Exchanges'.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Modi-Xi conclude one-on-one
Mahabalipuram, Oct 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday concluded their one-on-one informal talks at the Taj Fisherman's Cove Resort & Spa beach resort near here.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Modi-Xi hold second informal talks
Mahabalipuram, Oct 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping began their second informal talks at the Taj Fisherman's Cove Resort & Spa beach resort near here.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Modi, Xi express concern over terrorism, radicalisation
Mahabalipuram, Oct 11 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping had detailed discussions on Friday on varied issues, including terrorism, increasing radicalisation, enhancing bilateral trade between the two nations and investments, among others, said Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale.
2019-10-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Kamal Haasan's wish of veshti-clad PM come partly true
Mahabalipuram, Oct 11 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's wish came true on Friday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi donning Tamil's traditional 'veshti (dhoti)'.
2019-10-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Modi, Xi hold extensive tete-a-tete over dinner
Mahabalipuram, Oct 11 (IANS) Hopes of a slew of Confidence Building Measures to take relations forward and smoothen the ruffles in ties appeared imminent as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping continued their one-on-one tete-a-tete over dinner on Friday, much beyond the scheduled time.
2019-10-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Modi guides Xi around Mahabalipuram, offers Tamil delicacies (2nd Lead)
Mahabalipuram, Oct 11 (IANS) Not many Presidents and Prime Ministers are fortunate enough to have another country's Prime Minister to have as a tourist guide!
2019-10-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Modi turns tourist guide, takes Xi around Mahabalipuram
Mahabalipuram, Oct 11 (IANS) Not many Presidents and Prime Ministers are fortunate enough to have another country's Prime Minister to have as a tourist guide!
2019-10-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Modi in veshti welcomes Chinese President at Mamallapuram
Mahabalipuram, Oct 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, wearing the traditional Tamil attire of 'veshti' (white dhoti), half-sleeve white shirt and angavastram over his shoulder, welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mamallapuram, also known Mahabalipuram, for the second informal India-China Summit.
2019-10-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Modi-Xi meet: Welcome arch made of fruits
Chennai, Oct 11 (IANS) Perhaps wishing that the second informal Summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping be fruitful, Tamil Nadu government has put up a welcome arch near the Five Rathas with different kinds of fruits.
2019-10-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Modi arrives in Chennai
Chennai, Oct 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday arrived here to participate in the two-day second informal India-China Summit with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Mahabalipuram near here.
2019-10-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Media taken in police vans to cover Modi-Xi Summit
Chennai, Oct 11 (IANS) It was not an air conditioned bus nor was it a car that ferried the reporters to the media centre set up at the five star Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa to cover the second informal India-China Summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
2019-10-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
When Zhou Enlai said China can learn from ICF
Chennai, Oct 9 (IANS) Sixty-three years ago the then Chinese Prime Minister Zhou Enlai, who visited Madras (now Chennai), had said that his countrymen can come and learn from the practices of the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) here.
2019-10-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Extend heartiest welcome to Modi and Xi, TN CM tells people
Chennai, Oct 9 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Wednesday urged the state's people to extend heartiest welcome to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping who will be holding an informal summit at Mahabalipuram.
2019-10-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Chennaiyin, Gokulam share spoils in pre-season friendly
Chennai, Oct 8 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League winners Chennaiyin FC and I-League outfit Gokulam Kerala FC played out a 1-1 pre-season friendly draw here on Tuesday.
2019-10-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Samantha, Naga Chaitanya celebrate second wedding anniversary
Chennai, Oct 6 (IANS) South Cinema's star couple Samantha and Naga Chaitanya on Sunday completed two years of their married life, and to mark the occasion, Samantha took to social media to pen a heartfelt loving post for her husband.
2019-10-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
ISRO releases pictures of moon surface
Chennai, Oct 5 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released the pictures of the moon surface clicked by the Orbiter High Resolution Camera (OHRC) mounted on the Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter.
2019-10-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Kulpanthandalam: Where ex-Chinese PM opened a maternity centre
Chennai, Oct 4 (IANS) Even as Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to visit Mamallapuram, the Unesco Heritage site in Tamil Nadu this month, the first Premier of the Asian giant Zhou Enlai had visited Kulpanthandalam, a nearby village, way back in 1956 where he had opened a maternity and child welfare centre.
2019-10-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Stalin demands CBI probe into NEET proxy hiring case
Chennai, Oct 3 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin on Thursday demanded a probe by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the hiring of proxies to write the medical entrance exam - National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).
2019-10-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
TN 100 per cent free of open defecation, reveals data
Chennai, Oct 2 (IANS) Tamil Nadu has achieved 100 per cent Open Defecation Free (ODF) status as per data uploaded on the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) website.
2019-10-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
When Gandhi turned 'half-naked fakir' in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Oct 1 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi had taken some crucial decisions in Tamil Nadu in his fight against the British for freedom, that included turning into what is famously described as the "half-naked fakir", 98-years ago.
2019-10-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Chennai's Vishnu, Pune's Tanay back in lead at JKNRC
Coimbatore, Sep 29 (IANS) Chennais Vishnu Prasad and Punes Tanay Gaikwad regained the pre-eminent positions in the JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship, shooting to the top of the table in their respective categories as Round 3 concluded here on Sunday.
2019-09-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
Double delight for Honda in INMRC 2019
Chennai, Sep 29 (IANS) The 2019 season of MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship proved to be a glorious one for Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, as the IDEMITSU HondaTen10 Racing Team brought home the 5th consecutive PS165cc triple crown besides scripting a debut PS201-300cc win in all three classes -- team, rider, manufacturer.
2019-09-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
Location of Vikram on Moon yet to be determined: NASA
Chennai, Sep 27 (IANS) The US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has said the precise location of India's moon lander Vikram on the lunar highlands is yet to be determined.
2019-09-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Make RBI accountable for PMC Bank problems: Unions urge FM
Chennai, Sep 26 (IANS) Two major unions in the banking sector has urged Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to make Reserve Bank of India (RBI) accountable for the problems in Punjab & Maharashtra Co.Op. Bank.
2019-09-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
BCA to be hot topic at Oct 15 AICF Central Council meeting
Chennai, Sep 26 (IANS) One of the hot topics to be discussed at the Central Council meeting of the All India Chess Federation (AICF) to be held in New Delhi October 15 will be the controversy surrounding the Bengal Chess Association (BCA), said an official of the Indian chess body.
2019-09-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports