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Chandrayaan-2: Countdown for 'Bahubali' rocket take-off going smoothly
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) The countdown for Monday's Rs 978 crore Chandrayaan-2 mission launch that started at 6.43 p.m. is progressing smoothly, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Sunday.
2019-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Chandrayaan-2 countdown to start at 6.43 p.m. today: ISRO Chairman
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) The countdown for Monday's Chandrayaan-2 mission launch will start at 6.43 p.m. today, ISRO chairman K. Sivan has said. The rocket and spacecraft's systems will undergo checks and fueling during the countdown.
2019-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Ashwin stuns fans with unusual bowling action during TPL
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been known to experiment with his deliveries and bowling action and he once again left the spectators perplexed while playing for the Dindigul Dragons against Chepauk Super Gillies in the season-opener T20 match in Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL).
2019-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
NIA conducts searches across Tamil Nadu
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday searched several premises in Madurai, Theni, Tirunelveli, Ramanathapuram and Chennai following arrest of 16 terror suspects, including 14 deported from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
2019-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Sitharaman on why she taxed super rich more
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the tax on the super rich is a small expectation from them to contribute a little more for the poor.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Didn't expect such a turnout at Kancheepuram temple: CM
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) Amid the death of four devotees standing in the queue on Thursday for `darshan' of Athi Varadar at the Devarajaswami temple, popularly known as Varadaraja Perumal Temple in Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said in the Assembly the government didn't expect such a huge turnout.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Saravana Bhavan owner dies in Chennai hosptial
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) The founder of Saravana Bhavan chain of South Indian restaurant P. Rajagopal, who surrendered last week to serve a life term for a murder committed decades back, died here on Thursday morning in a private hospital, police said.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chandrayaan-2 launch rescheduled for July 22
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) The Indian space agency on Thursday announced that the launch date for its ambitious second Moon landing mission Chandrayaan-2 has been rescheduled for July 22, seven days after the ambitious launch by ISRO had to be aborted an hour before the lift off.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Palaniswami for special House session on NEET issue
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said, here on Wednesday, a special session of the Assembly could be convened to pass bills to exempt Tamil Nadu from the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical colleges.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Kamal lends support to Suriya over education policy
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) Actor-politician Kamal Haasan came out in support of actor Suriya, who was earlier criticised by the ruling AIADMK government of Tamil Nadu and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for his opinion on the National Education Policy 2019.the draft National Educational Policy.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Jailed Saravana Bhavan owner can be sent to private hospital: Madras HC
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Tuesday allowed Saravana Bhavan owner P. Rajagopal, who is undergoing a life term for murder, to be admitted in a private hospital.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
7,134 persons registered online to witness flight of `Bahubali'
Chennai, July 13 (IANS) A total of 7,134 persons have registered online with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to watch India's heavy lift rocket 'Bahubali' roaring towards the skies carrying Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft on July 15, it was learnt.
2019-07-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Politics
Countdown for `Bahubali' to fly with Chandrayaan-2 to begin on Sunday
Chennai, July 13 (IANS) The countdown for the July 15 early morning lift-off of India's heavy rocket nicknamed the `Bahubali' carrying Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is expected to begin on Sunday, said a top official of the Indian space agency.
2019-07-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Politics
ISRO is now for Mission 2.0, catching up with others is incidental: Sivan
Chennai, July 13 (IANS) Indian space programme is now on mission 2.0 mode with programmes like human space mission, inter-planetary missions, setting up space stations, even while trying to catch up with other countries is incidental, said a top official of Indian space agency.
2019-07-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Politics
Madras HC dismisses TN government petition against NGT penalty
Chennai, July 12 (IANS) In a setback for the Tamil Nadu government, the Madras High Court on Friday set aside as not maintainable the government's plea against the Rs 100 crore penalty levied by the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
2019-07-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Environment Ministry panel on hydro projects violating SC order: TN CM
Chennai, July 10 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minsiter K. Palaniswami on Wednesday told Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar that the Expert Appraisal Committee for River Valley and Hydro Electric Projects under his ministry is violating the final order of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal and the Supreme Court judgement.
2019-07-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Gay youth commits suicide in Chennai
Chennai, July 10 (IANS) A 19-year-old gay youth from Mumbai allegedly committed suicide here by jumping into the sea, police said.
2019-07-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IOB to be in black in second quarter, says MD & CEO
Chennai, July 9 (IANS) Going for one-time settlement of non-performing loan accounts, focusing on auctioning seized mortgaged properties, increasing net interest income and net interest margin, and going after education loan defaulters are some of the focus areas for Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) to be back in black this year, its MD &CEO Karnam Sekar said on Tuesday.
2019-07-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
TB parties have mixed view on 10% quota for economically backward
Chennai, July 8 (IANS) Political parties in Tamil Nadu on Monday presented mixed reactions on the 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS) of society, as proposed by the Central government, in an all-party meeting on the issue held here.
2019-07-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Environmental activist Muhilan held by TN police
Chennai, July 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu police on Sunday arrested environmental activist Muhilan on a sexual harassment complaint filed by a woman.
2019-07-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Global chess ratings of over 50 Indian players restored by FIDE
Chennai, July 6 (IANS) FIDE Vice President and chess Grand Master Nigel Short said the Elo ratings of over 50 Indian players have been restored earlier this month.
2019-07-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Budget has progressive polices, programmes: TN CM
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Friday welcomed the Union Budget 2019-20 presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as the one with progressive policies and programmes.
2019-07-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Politics
ALERT: Every rural household to have water by 2024: Sitharaman
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2019-07-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
TN politician Vaiko sentenced to 1 year in jail for sedition
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) MDMK General Secretary and Rajya Sabha candidate Vaiko was on Thursday sentenced to one year in jail and a fine of Rs 10,000 by a court here in a sedition case dating to 2009.
2019-07-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
PPFAS Mutual Fund to launch ELSS
Chennai, July 3 (IANS) The PPFAS Mutual Fund, sponsored by Parag Parikh Financial Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd., on Wednesday announced the launch of an open ended Equity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS) Parag Parikh Tax Saver Fund.
2019-07-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
MDMK nominates Vaiko for Rajya Sabha from TN
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) The MDMK on Tuesday nominated its General Secretary Vaiko as its candidate for the July 18 Rajya Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu.
2019-07-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Tamil Nadu to continue 69% quota in medical college admissions
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Tuesday said the government will continue with the existing 69 per cent reservation (50 per cent for Backward Classes and 19 per cent for Scheduled Castes) in medical college admissions.
2019-07-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
TVS Motor reports dip in sales in June 2019
Chennai, July 1 (IANS) Two- and three-wheeler maker TVS Motor Company Ltd on Monday said its sales in June were down, compared to the same month last year.
2019-07-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Ashok Leyland's June 2019 sales down by 14%
Chennai, July 1 (IANS) Commercial vehicle major Ashok Leyland Ltd on Monday said it closed last month with 14 per cent fall in sales.
2019-07-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Commuters in Chennai hit by bus strike over salary row
Chennai, July 1 (IANS) Thousands of bus commuters suffered on Monday as employees of the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) struck work over not get getting their full salary.
2019-07-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Politics
TN Congress should clarify Rahul's comments on Cauvery authority: CM Palaniswami
Chennai, July 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Monday said the Congress should clarify Rahul Gandhi's statement that when his party comes to power it would abolish the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA).
2019-07-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
DMK nominates Shanmugam, Wilson for RS polls
uChennai, July 1 (IANS) DMK President M.K.Stalin has nominated M. Shanmugam, General Secretary, Labour Progressive Front (LPF), DMK's labour wing, and advocate B. Wilson for the ensuing Rajya Sabha polls, a statement said on Monday.
2019-07-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Stalin questions 'one nation, one ration card' scheme
Chennai, June 30 (IANS) The central government's proposal 'one nation, one ration card' will make the Centre-State relation weird, said DMK President M.K. Stalin.
2019-06-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Dean Mascarenhas storms into lead on Day 2 of INRC
Chennai, June 29 (IANS) On a day of upsets and rapidly changing fortunes, Team Champions Dean Mascarenhas proved to be the lucky man, storming into the lead in the Champions Yacht Club-FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship here on Saturday.
2019-06-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
Shanmugam is TN Chief Secretary, Tripathy new DGP
Chennai, June 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu government on Saturday said K. Shanmugam, Additional Chief Secretary in Finance Department has been transferred and posted as Chief Secretary.
2019-06-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
After 40 years under water, Kancheepuram temple deity to open for devotees from July 1
Chennai, June 28 (IANS) The temple town of Kancheepuram is gearing up to receive lakhs of devotees hoping for a rare 'darshan' of the Aththi Varadar deity after a long gap of 40 years at Devarajaswamy Temple.
2019-06-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Religion
RPG Group firm Seniority may take in strategic investor
Chennai, June 25 (IANS) RPG Group company Seniority Pvt Ltd, which is vending products meant for senior citizens, plans to rope in a strategic investor who can help to grow the business, its co-founder Ayush Agarwal said on Tuesday.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Dhanush croons raw, soothing number for 'Asuran'
Chennai, June 25 (IANS) Actor Dhanush, who is also an established singer, has revealed that he has crooned a raw, soothing number for the upcoming Tamil revenge drama "Asuran", directed by Vetrimaaran.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz
Email us issues to be raised in Assembly, Stalin tells people
Chennai, June 24 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin on Monday asked the people of Tamil Nadu to e-mail them the issues that need to be raised in the ensuing Assembly session beginning on June 28.
2019-06-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Venky Atluri joins hands with Nithiin, Keerthy Suresh for 'Rang De'
Chennai, June 24 (IANS) Actors Nithiin and Keerthy Suresh have teamed up for the first time for upcoming Telugu romantic drama "Rang De", which will be directed by Venky Atluri.
2019-06-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
AIADMK government did not act ahead of TN's water crisis: Stalin
Chennai, June 24 (IANS) DMK President M.K.Stalin on Monday attacked Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK government accusing it of not working proactively, when the lakes supplying water to the city started drying.
2019-06-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
AICF plans Indian Chess League as part of Vision 2020
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) Promoting an Indian Chess League (ICL), holding a round-robin event with top Grandmasters (GM) funded by sponsors, creating a separate division for promoting chess in schools, two women round-robin events for securing international title norms and engaging foreign coaches for 15 top junior players are some of the Vision 2020 plans of All India Chess Federation (AICF), said a senior official.
2019-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Rape victims shouldn't be forced to move court for abortion: Madras HC
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) In a judgement which can have far-reaching consequences, the Madras High Court has ruled that a rape victim should not be compelled to "knock doors of the court" for termination of her unwanted pregnancy and that the doctors should just follow the guidelines prescribed in the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act.
2019-06-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Chess players hope AICF AGM will discuss banned players' issue
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) Indian chess players are hoping that the June 23 annual general meeting (AGM) of the All India Chess Federation (AICF) will deliberate and bring the curtains down on the issue of banned chess players.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
DMK to protest government 'inaction' on water crisis
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's opposition DMK on Wednesday said it will hold protests at district headquarters on Saturday against the AIADMK government's failure to take prompt action to meet the water shortage crisis.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
European gelato machine maker Valmar enters India
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) European gelato and ice cream machine manufacturer Valmar has entered the Indian market for its equipment, tying up with city-based Swedinox Impex, said officials.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Bahwan CyberTek to rejig fintech business
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Information technology (IT) company Bahwan CyberTek (BCT) is planning to restructure its financial technology (fintech) vertical, including carving it out as a separate company to seek private equity investment, said a official on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Parched Chennai will get drinking water, assures CM (2nd Lead)
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) With reservoirs supplying water to Chennai drying up and ground water levels plummeting in absence of rain, water has become scarce but the government is taking necessary steps to supply drinking water to people, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said on Tuesday.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
TN doctors protest in support of Kolkata colleagues
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Doctors in government and private hospitals in Tamil Nadu staged protests on Monday in support of the striking doctors in Kolkata and for safety of medical practitioners.
2019-06-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
NIA search operation in Madurai for IS sympathisers
Chennai, June 16 (IANS) A National Investigation Agency (NIA) team carried out searches in Tamil Nadu's Madurai on Sunday following information about suspected IS supporters, officials said.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism