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TN investors meet may be affected by Jaya’s absence

Will J Jayalalithaa’s absence from administration affect the progress of Tamil Nadu? There is real danger of halting industrial development in TN and the first test is just ove

Madras HC moots lifetime vehicle insurance premium

Are you ready to pay lifetime insurance premium for your vehicle at one go?  Most of you may say yes as it saves yearly hassle. The Madras High Court has observed that vehicle-owners be made t

Chennai to showcase integrated intermodal transportation soon

A   public transit system will be able to function seamlessly if there is intermodal integration. Commuters need to have last-mile connectivity so that they can avail multiple modes of tr

Day after Jaya seeks big win in polls her case goes to SC

A day after Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa began her campaign for assembly seat, the Karnataka government on Tuesday moved the supreme court against her acquittal of by the high court in

Chennai becomes sixth city with metro rail connectivity

After the inauguration of Jaipur metro early this month, Chennai joins metro connectivity cities of India today (Monday). Chennai Metro rail began services at noon today. The first m

Chennai metro gets good response, but lacks amenities

Priya stood in the queue to buy ticket for the first journey on Chennai metro rail on its first day run from Alandur to Koyamabedu, an hour after TN Chief minister J Jayalalithaa launched the metro

Jayalalithaa wins by huge margin, gets ready for assembly polls

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has won the RK Nagar by-election with a huge margin of 1.51 lakh votes. Her vote tally was 1.6 lakh votes. She defeated CPI candidate C Mahendran.

Reliance helps coast guard in first deep sea mission

With the help of a private company, the coast guard was able to retrive human reamins and aircarft parts after thirty five days. A coast guard aircraft on a surveillance sortie had d

Railways taps unreserved seats with booking app

Bringing smart solutions that deliver convenience, railway ministry introduced mobile-based application for booking unreserved tickets for travelling on New Delhi - Palwal section of northern railw

India fails to gain due to messy urbanization, says World Bank

Analyzing the patterns of India’s urbanisation, World Bank says that while India added seven multicity agglomerations between 1999 and 2010 for a total of 30 cities, Indian cities are not abl

Evening digest: India to overtake US internet user base by next month

India will have the second largest number of internet users worldwide, overtaking US by December 2015. The internet user base in India will end 50% higher compared to a year ago, by end 2015, that

Morning briefing: Army, Navy out in Chennai, more rains likely next 4 days

The Army, the Navy and the National Disaster Response Force are out in Chennai to rescue people from their flooded homes. Schools have been forced to close and exams have been postponed at least fo

In Chennai, an art festival with a difference

Urur Olcott Kuppam is the name of a 150-year-old fishing village near Chennai’s Elliot’s beach where the Urur Olcott Kuppam Vizha – a unique festival of dance and music – is

What Chennai voter wants: above all, the odd-even scheme!

When people of Chennai go out to vote for the next state government on May 16, what will be the issues top most in their minds? Curiously, they will be thinking less about jobs, ‘good governa

Boats deployed in Chennai after torrential rains

Boats were deployed in some Chennai localities including Kotturpuram and Manapakkam, which were worst hit areas during

How consumer friendly our states are

Democracy is defined as “government of the people, by the people and for the people”. Our well established system of elections satisfies to a great extent the definition “of and b

AAI mulling to revive Greenfield airport project

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) could hold talks with the Tamil Nadu government in an attempt to revive the plan for implementing the Sriperumbudur Greenfield airport in Chennai. The airport

Cowering Chennai fears flood fury

It’s been seven months since swirling flood waters ravaged Chennai, and the painful 2015 memory is still afresh for Robertson. “It was the most horrific experience of my life. We are sc

Emotions peak outside Apollo; Jayalalithaa still on life support

As the health conditions of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa started deteriorating on Monday evening, several news TV channels reported that the CM passed away. Even Jaya TV owned by AIADMK

Jayalalithaa is dead; Panneerselvam sworn-in as Tamil Nadu CM

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In death as in life, Tamil Nadu’s enigmatic chief minister J Jayalalithaa retained her mystique. When she fell dangerously ill, people did not know – and were not told – what she

Sasikala posters come up in Chennai, want her as AIADMK chief

Supporters of Sasikala, late chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s aide, have put up posters across the Tamil Nadu capital to demand that she take over the reins of the AIADMK. There are a few post

IT raids top TN official: A pen drive holds sleuths’ interest

 Income Tax officials will be poring through the contents of a pen drive which they have taken during Wednesday’s raid at the office of Tamil Nadu chief secretary Rammohan Rao.

Jallikkatu stir: Violence in Tamil Nadu

 Violence broke out in Chennai and parts of Tamil Nadu on Monday over Jallikattu. For the past six days, the protests had been largely peaceful. There was a police crackdown after wh

Experts express concern over Chennai oil spill

Businesses of the fishermen of Chennai have been hit hard following the oil spill last week when two ships collided near Ennore situated in the north of Chennai.   

As SC convicts Sasikala, all eyes on Deepa, Panneerselvam

For someone who was not allowed to meet her ailing aunt barely two months back to now being seen as a contender for late chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s legacy, it has been a dramatic rise fo

Tamil Nadu: Cracked earth, parched throat

Tamil Nadu, one of India’s largest states and home to about 67 million people, is facing a severe drought, forcing many farmers to commit suicide as their crop withers.

Nearly half of the elderly have been mistreated: Report

 Nearly 1 out of 2 elderly people have been mistreated in India, said a report. HelpAge India’s latest report ‘How India treats its Elderly’ is a national survey of

No water in a reservoir that supplies Chennai

There is not even a drop of water in Cholavaram reservoir, says an officer from Chennai metropolitan water supply and sewerage board. The Cholavaram reservoir, one of the main water sourc

Pining for home

 Rohingya Muslims Mohammed Yusuf and Noor Bano along with their newborn daughter Noor Fatimah fled to India from Myanmar’s Rakhine state in 2012. Through Bangladesh, they arrived in Kolk

More CCTV cameras for Chennai and Madurai airports

In order to bolster security, the airports authority of India (AAI) has assessed an additional requirement of 400 CCTV cameras for Chennai and 57 cameras for Madurai airport. At pres

Chennai looks at integrated governance

 Chennai’s public health system would work ‘more intelligently’ during natural disasters or spread of diseases, said an official.  Public health measures durin

Urban planning: In the right direction?

Over the last decade, Chennai has been witnessing an unprecedented increase in urban population and a large expansion of industrial areas in its suburban regions. This expansion has largely been un

BJP stands to benefit with Purohit as TN governor: Experts

The appointment of senior BJP leader Banwari Lal Purohit as governor of Tamil Nadu is being seen by experts as a BJP strategy to retain an edge in the state politics. The state, which has

How to quench water-stressed Chennai’s thirst

For the past two years Chennai has been facing an acute water crisis. From desalination plants to recycling water, the city is doing everything to improve the situation. In an interview with Sh

Modi meeting Karunanidhi will help improve ties

 There is speculation about ties improving between the BJP and the DMK after prime minister Narendra Modi met DMK supremo Karunanidhi at his Gopalapuram residence in Chennai on Monday. He also

Chennai continues to be thirsty

 A thirsty Chennai hopes for rains to get some respite. Though there was a downpour for more than a week, the four reservoirs that supply drinking water to Chennai have low level of water.

RK Nagar bypoll a litmus test for AIADMK

 The bypoll for RK Nagar assembly constituency, which fell vacant following the death of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, is going to be a litmus test for the ruling AIADMK, feel poli

AC EMU trains to be manufactured for Mumbai from 2019

 Indian Railways has decided to stop manufacturing non-air conditioned suburban electric multiple unit (EMU) trains from 2019 to give a comfortable ride experience to commuters in Mumbai. 

Polling begins for RK Nagar in Chennai

RK Nagar constituency, which was held by former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa, went to polls on Thursday. It is a crucial bypoll as it would decide Amma’s legacy. As many as 72 candidates are

Sitharaman unveils BEL’s 16 MW solar power plant

 A 16 MW grid-connected solar power plant set up by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) was unveiled by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman at Heavy Vehicle Factory (HVF) in Avadi on June 8.



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