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Covid spread in rural and tier-2 cities worries administration
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) The spread of Covid pandemic in tier-2 cities of Tamil Nadu, including Nagapattinam, Tuticorin, Nagercoil, etc. are worrying the administration as without proper awareness on wearing of masks, safe-distancing and use of sanitizer, the spread may increase in these cities.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
TN's Big temple among monuments to remain shut till May 15
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur Big temple, Brihadeeswarar temple and Kailasanathar temple, along with other living monuments, will remain shut till May 15 amid surge in Covid-19 cases, sources in the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) said.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Religion
LIC employees to get over 25% wage hike
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) The new fiscal year 2020-21 has started for about 1.14 lakh employees of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) on a happy note with over 25 per cent hike in their pay packets, said a top union leader.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Russian, Indian officials in Kudankulam test Covid positive
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) A Russian nuclear technocrat and some employees of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), working at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district, have tested positive for coronavirus and are under treatment, an official said on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Vendors, traders lose hope with pandemic, curbs on temple festivals
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) Traders and vendors in several towns of Tamil Nadu were expecting to make up for the losses of 2020 when the lockdown had made it impossible to conduct temple festivals. However with the second wave of the pandemic hitting the state, the government has already brought in restrictions on the number of people participating in the temple festivals.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
Indian, French space agencies sign pact for human space mission
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) The Indian and French space agencies on Thursday signed an agreement for cooperation in human space flight programme, specifically on sharing of expertise in space medicine, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diplomacy,Science/Tech
Umpires decision to allow Patel to continue bowling was right: Bayliss
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain David Warner seemed to be miffed by the umpires allowing Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fast bowler Harshal Patel to continue bowling despite him bowling two waist-high full tosses. However, SRH coach Trevor Bayliss reckoned that the umpires were right in making the decisions and Warner's frustration came from the fact that the team was not performing too well.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Madras HC stays reburial of mortal remains of Covid victim
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) A division bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday stayed its order directing the Chennai Corporation to exhume the body of Dr Simon Hercules, who had succumbed to Covid-19 last year, from a burial ground at Velangudu and rebury it at a cemetery in Kilpauk, as requested by the family.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Sufficient drug stocks available to treat Covid in TN
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan on Thursday said a sufficient number of beds and stock of drugs to treat Covid-19 were there and also urged the people not to panic on increasing coronavirus infections.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
FY22 prospects uncertain, insurers wish for an insurance cover
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) Insurance is basically a business based on uncertainty of events. Curiously, the general insurance industry officials while hoping for a growth, are uncertain about the prospects for FY22, as they are faced with negative consumer sentiment; the reduction in cash flow due to withdrawal of long-term motor policy; lower investment yield and muted growth owing to economy affected by Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Online exams must for promotion: TN govt to Madras HC
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) The government of Tamil Nadu informed the Madras High Court on Thursday that no student will be promoted without taking an online exam. The government had earlier taken the position that exams will be cancelled in view of the Covid 19 pandemic and has now taken a diametrically opposite stand before the High Court.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
Covid: Chennai Corporation to set up more triage centres
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) The Chennai corporation will set up triage centres in 12 more areas, the office of the Commissioner, Greater Chennai Corporation said.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
IMD predicts heavy rain in TN, Puducherry for next three days
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall for the next three days in Chennai and the union territory of Puducherry. Thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds with speeds reaching 30/40 km per hour and with moderate to heavy rain is likely in coastal districts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikkal on Thursday, the IMD said.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Stalin comes down heavily at Modi over Covid surge
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) DMK President and party's Chief Ministerial candidate M.K. Stalin has come down heavily against the BJP government at the Centre and the policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in particular on the second Covid surge in the country.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Warner hits out batsmen for playing cross-batted shots
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper David Warner hit out at his team's batsmen for playing cross-batted shots against left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed and not building partnerships after SRH lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore by six runs at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Wednesday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Kohli reprimanded for breaching IPL code of conduct
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli has been reprimanded for breaching the Indian Premier League's (IPL) Code of Conduct during RCB's match against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Wednesday night.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
My role at RCB is similar to one in Aussie team: Maxwell
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) Glenn Maxwell, who scored his first IPL half-century on Wednesday after three barren seasons, is relishing new-found form and confidence with his new franchise, Royal Challangers Bangalore that has pushed him into a role he plays for Australia.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Maxwell's knock was the difference: Kohli
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli paid compliments to Glenn Maxwell saying that his team's No. 4 batsman was the difference in Wednesday's victory over SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH).
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Spinner Ahmed unlikely hero in RCB's 6-run win over SRH
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) picked up three wickets in one over to help his team script a sensational six-run win over SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in an Indian Premier League match at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Frustrated Kohli takes his anger out on a chair!
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Even the dropping of Sandeep Sharma from the SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) squad, who has dismissed him seven times in the IPL, did not help Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli as he failed to get a big score despite a getting off to a good start in Wednesday's IPL encounter between the two sides.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Maxwell ends fifty drought after 3 barren IPL seasons
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) When it rains, it pours. The adage holds true for Glenn Maxwell who is on a run-making spree in this edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after less than average performances with the bat over the last few years.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
NGT clears TN's Mettur Lift Irrigation Project
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal's (NGT) Southern Bench has given clearance to Tamil Nadu's Rs 565 crore Mettur Sarabanga Lift Irrigation project, launched by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami just before the Assembly election notification was issued.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Rashid relishes back of a length on Chennai pitch, gets AB
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore's Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan attributed his successful spell on Wednesday night to his accuracy and the slow nature of the MA Chidambaram pitch.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
SRH restrict RCB to 149/8
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowlers, led by Jason Holder (3/30) and Rashid Khan (2/18), restricted Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to 149/8 in their 20 overs here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium after it had looked at one point that RCB would cruise to a big score with the start they got.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Bravo, Karn most fashionable players in CSK: Chahar
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) pace bowler Deepak Chahar said on Wednesday that he is not the one who would want to make too much fuss about clothes and would prefer wearing something that looks good on him, rather than going for expensive outfits.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
SRH leave out Kohli slayer Sandeep
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Wednesday left out pace bowler Sandeep Sharma from their playing eleven in the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) despite the fast bowler having a good record against RCB skipper, having dismissed him seven times in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
DMK leader Baalu in hospital after testing Covid positive
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) DMK leader in Rajya Sabha and former Union Minister T.R. Baalu was hospitalised on Wednesday after testing Covid-19 positive.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
SRH win toss, opt to bowl against RCB
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) won the toss and opted to bowl in their match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Cong should field Madhava Rao's daughter if bypolls are held in Srivilliputhur: VCK chief
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) The President of Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and MP from Chidambaram Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu, Thol Thirumavalavan, has called upon the Congress to provide ticket to the daughter of late party leader P.S.W. Madhava Rao if by-elections are held in the Srivilliputhur constituency (reserved).
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Chennai Corporation administers 10 lakh Covid vaccines
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation on Wednesday announced that it has administered 10 lakh shots of coronavirus vaccine as on date.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
TN human rights body seeks report from police on assault on doctor
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu State Human Rights Commission has sought a report from the Madurai City Police Commissioner on a complaint filed by a homeopathic doctor, Tamilarasan, of Kalaivanan Nagar in Madurai.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
`Seeman factor resulted in higher polling in TN's Thiruvottiyur constituency'
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) The 65 per cent polling at Chennai suburb Thiruvottiyur assembly constituency, much higher than the votes polled in Kolathur, Harbour or Thousand Lights, has made the members and supporters of Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) happy.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN should all postpone Class 12 board exams: Ramadoss
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) PMK founder S. Ramadoss on Wednesday welcomed the Central government's decision to cancel the Central Board of Secondary Education's (CBSE) Class 10 exams and postpone the Class 12 exams, due to the Covid surge.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
Rohit asked me to stay focused and hit the right lengths: Chahar
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) spinner Rahul Chahar said that captain Rohit Sharma asked him to bowl with confidence and hit the right lengths during their match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Support SRK's tweet but we will learn from defeat: Russell
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) all-rounder Andre Russell said that while he supports team owner and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan's tweet apologising to fans of the team for their defeat to Mumbai Indians (MI), the team is still confident and will learn from the loss.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports
SRK apologises to KKR fans for MI defeat
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) fell to a stunning 10-run defeat to Mumbai Indians (MI) despite being in a dominant position for much of the match and their owner, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, ended up apologising to fans for the performance.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Governors, Chief Minister wish people on Tamil New Year
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Telangana Governor holding additional charge as Lt Governor of Puducherry, Tamilsai Soundararajan, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and senior political leaders on Wednesday extended new year wishes to the people of Tamil Nadu.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN has enough vaccines: Health department
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Officials of the health department of Tamil Nadu said that enough vaccines are available in the state for the next seven days.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Apollo to ship tyres from Chennai and Hungary for US/Canada markets
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) India's automobile tyre major Apollo Tyres Ltd will ship its commercial vehicle tyres for the US and Canadian markets out of its Chennai and Hungary plants.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
IFC plans to invest about $20 mn in PE Faering Capital's 3rd fund
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) International Finance Corporation (IFC) has proposed an equity investment up to $20 million into Faering Capital International Growth Fund III or Faering III.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
TN Police arrest 12 men over sexual exploitation of minor girl
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Twelve men, including a BSNL junior engineer, have been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a 14 year old minor girl. The All women police station of Thiruchengode arrested the men which included her sister's husband.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EC to deploy heavy security for April 17 repoll at Velachery
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) The Election Commission of India will deploy heavy police presence at booth No 92-M of Velachery where repolling will take place on April 17. The Commission secretary Malay Mallick has written to the state police Chief to deploy heavy security at the polling booth where repolling will take place between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 17.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Kohli floated idea of me joining RCB during Aus tour: Maxwell
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) All-rounder Glenn Maxwell said that Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli had first floated the idea of him joining the franchise during the limited overs leg of India's tour of Australia last year.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Tamils celebrate New Year with traditional fervour
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) People across Tamil Nadu welcomed the Tamil New Year or 'Pilava' year on Wednesday with traditional fervour.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Yadav bats fearlessly, that's what we want: Rohit
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Rohit Sharma praised Suryakumar Yadav for his fearless batting even though the Mumbai Indians skipper considered the pitch at the MA Chidambaram tough for batsmen to play strokes from the word go.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Chennai pitch tough for chasing, says Morgan
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Despite winning the toss and opting to chase in Tuesday's match against Mumbai Indians (MI), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Eoin Morgan said the MA Chidambaram Stadium pitch is a tough one to chase.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
KKR batsmen waste Russell's 5-wicket haul, gift win to MI
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) rallied to pull off a 10-run win as profligate Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batsmen threw away their wickets to make a mess of a modest 152-run target in an Indian Premier League match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Covid spread: 1,119 Chennai streets made containment zones
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) With Covid-19 cases surging across Tamil Nadu, there is an increase in the number of containment zones in Chennai.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Morris's bemused look after Samson denies him single
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals (RR) may have shelled out an IPL record Rs 16.25 crore to get Chris Morris this season, but they still don't trust him with the big hits at crunch moments or so it seems.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Parties depute agents for 24-hour vigil of strongrooms in TN
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) With the elections over on April 6 and the long wait to continue till the declaration of results on May 2, the main political parties in Tamil Nadu are leaving no stone unturned to keep a watch on the strongrooms housing the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) at the counting centres.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics