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NIA files charge sheet against 6 in SSI Wilson murder case
Chennai, July 10 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a charge sheet against six persons accused of murdering Special Sub-Inspector Wilson in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari district in January this year as part of "waging jihad".
2020-07-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
TN further relaxes lockdown restrictions for IT, ITES units
Chennai, July 10 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Friday further relaxed the Covid-19 lockdown conditions for Information Technology (IT) and IT Enabled Services (ITES) companies.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN corona tally: 3,680 new infections; 4,163 discharged
Chennai, July 10 (IANS) As many as 3,680 people tested positive for coronavirus over the past 24 hours in Tamil Nadu, according to the State Health Department.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Tamil Nadu Minister tests positive for Covid-19
Chennai, July 10 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's Minister for Co-operation Sellur K. Raju on Friday tested positive for coronavirus and has been admitted to a private hospital for treatment.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Non-life insurers get about 41,000 Covid-19 claims
Chennai, July 10 (IANS) A total of about 41,000 Covid-19 insurance claims have been lodged with the non-life insurers in the country with an estimated claim amount of about Rs 700 crore, said an industry official.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Indian space sector locked down during the first half of 2020
Chennai, July 10 (IANS) What would have been an insipid first half of the calendar year 2020 for the Indian space agency turned a bit interesting towards the end, with the government announcing its decision to open up the sector to private participation.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology
Siemens Gamesa to make 3.4 MW wind turbine in India in 2021
Chennai, July 10 (IANS) Global wind turbine major Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will start making the 3.4 MW wind turbine at its Indian plant in Tamil Nadu, said a company official.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Citing China, DMK MP wants revival of Sethu Samudram project
Chennai, July 10 (IANS) Senior leader of the DMK and Lok Sabha Member T. R.Baalu on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to revive the Sethu Samudram Project to protect the Southern part of the country against China citing the later's huge investments in Sri Lanka.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Lockdown restrictions for IT, ITES units in Chennai relaxed
Chennai, July 9 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday slightly relaxed the Covid-19 lockdown conditions for information technology (IT) and IT Enabled Services (ITES) companies.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Shruti Haasan and her 'awkward hug'
Chennai, July 9 (IANS) Actress Shruti Haasan has been busy with many things during lockdown. She has now shown her fans how to master the art of giving oneself "the awkward hug".
2020-07-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Two detained in Chennai in drug smuggling case
Chennai, July 9 (IANS) Two persons had been detained in connection with import of 540 drug pills through air parcel, said the Customs Commissioner of the Chennai International Airport on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
COVID-19: With 4,231 new cases in TN, tally at 1,26,581
Chennai, July 9 (IANS) Tamil Nadu saw a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases with 4,231 persons testing positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, according to the State Health Department on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Non-life insurance sector posts 4.24% negative growth in Q1
Chennai, July 9 (IANS) The non-life insurance industry has logged a degrowth of 4.24 per cent during the first quarter of the current fiscal, said the sectoral regulator on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Divestment seen behind scrapping of general insurers' merger
Chennai, July 9 (IANS) While employees of the three public sector non-life insurers are baffled at the Centre's U turn by scrapping the proposal to merge them, a labour leader termed the decision as a step towards disinvestment.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Funskool bets on toy exports, plans foldable table for kid
Chennai, July 9 (IANS) Indian toy major Funskool (India) Ltd hoping to increase its toy exports during the current year will soon be launching a foldable wooden table which would be a child's own workstation, said a top company official.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
TN corona count goes up by 3,756 to a total of 122,350
Chennai, July 8 (IANS) As many as 3,756 persons tested positive for coronavirus infection in Tamil Nadu over the past 24 hours, the state health department officials said.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Indian chess team selection committee chief GM Ramesh resigns
Chennai, July 7 (IANS) The controversy over the selection of Indian chess team to play in the upcoming FIDE Online Chess Olympiad has resulted in the resignation of chief of the Selection Committee of All India Chess Federation (AICF) Grandmaster R.B. Ramesh.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Boy suffers jaw injury after biting into countrymade bomb in TN
Chennai, July 6 (IANS) An eight-year-old boy K. Deepak suffered serious injury to his jaws after he bit on a countrymade bomb in Tiruvannamalai district of Tamil Nadu, police said on Monday.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rahman on Ennio Morricone's demise: Celebrate the master's work and learn
Chennai, July 6 (IANS) Music maestro AR Rahman has paid a tribute to the late Oscar-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
3,827 new corona cases reported in TN
Chennai, July 6 (IANS) As many as 3,827 more persons tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu over the past 24 hours, taking the state's total tally to 114,978, the Health Department said on Monday.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
AIADMK leader Valarmathi tests corona positive
Chennai, July 6 (IANS) Former Minister and Senior AIADMK leader B. Valarmathi on Monday tested positive for the coronavirus infection and has been admitted to a private hospital here for treatment, said an official.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Six Sri Lankan fishermen rescued from rough seas: Coast Guard
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) Six Sri Lankan fishermen were rescued from rough seas on Sunday morning in a coordinated operation between Indian Coast Guard's Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) and merchant vessel MV YM Summit.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AIADMK MLA Arjunan tests positive for coronavirus
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) Ruling AIADMK lawmaker Amman K. Arjunan representing Coimbatore South assembly constituency tested positive for coronavirus, said an official.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
TN logs 4,150 fresh coronavirus infections
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu on Sunday reported 4,150 persons turning coronavirus positive, said the State Health Department.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Scrap 'Friends of Police' in Tamil Nadu: CPI
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) The Communist Party of India's (CPI) Tamil Nadu unit on Sunday demanded the state police scrap the Friends of Police (FoP) scheme permanently and not for just two months.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
4,280 new corona patients in TN, active cases now 44,956
Chennai, July 4 (IANS) As many as 4,280 more persons tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu over the last 24-hour cycle, taking the state's total tally till date to 107,001, the Health Department said on Saturday.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
New Covid-19 lockdown restrictions for Chennai from July 6
Chennai, July 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday announced restrictions of time and functioning for Chennai businesses during the Covid-19 lockdown from July 6 onwards.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Complete lockdown extended in Madurai till July 12
Chennai, July 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday announced extension of complete lockdown in Madurai till July 12 from July 6 onwards.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Tuticorin custodial deaths: Suspended constable arrested
Chennai, July 4 (IANS) The Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Department (CBCID) of Tamil Nadu Police has arrested suspended constable Muthuraj.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian team for Chess Olympiad: Selection Committee sticks to rules
Chennai, July 4 (IANS) Putting to rest the controversy of a different set of players suggested by the two factions in the All India Chess Federation (AICF), the player Selection Committee has told the factions as to the players who are all eligible to represent the nation in the upcoming Online Chess Olympiad as per the existing criteria, said a Committee Member.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Tamil Nadu's corona count cross 1 lakh mark
Chennai, July 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu on Friday crossed the one lakh mark in terms of number of persons infected by coronavirus till date, the state Health Department said.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Mars Orbiter photos of Red Planet's biggest moon released
Chennai, July 3 (IANS) Indian space agency on Friday released an image of Phobos, the closest and biggest moon of Mars clicked on July 1 by the Mars Colour Camera on board the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM).
2020-07-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Senior govt doctor succumbs to corona in TN
Chennai, July 3 (IANS) A senior government doctor working in Chengalpattu district of Tamil Nadu passed away due to Covid-19 on Friday at the Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital here.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
No political interference in TN custodial death case: Police
Chennai, July 3 (IANS) There is no interference by Tamil Nadu's ruling party in the probe into the custodial death of father and son in the state's Tuticorin district, a senior police official said on Friday.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New ransomware targeting Apple macOS users via pirated apps
Chennai, July 3 (IANS) Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new strain of ransomware called EvilQuest that is specifically targeting Apple macOS through pirated applications.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Technology,Defence/Security
Four months of free ration ensured food security in TN: CM
Chennai, July 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday said that ration card holders will be supplied free rice, sugar, pulses and oil in July as the Covid-19 lockdown has been extended till the month end.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
AICF faction feud casts doubts over Chess Olympiad team
Chennai, July 3 (IANS) The power struggle in the All India Chess Federation (AICF) between two factions has now started impacting the players as well as the nation's interests. It has also put the junior players under unnecessary pressure, said chess players and officials.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
One arrested for rape and murder of 7-year girl in TN (Ld)
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) One person has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault and death of a seven-year-old girl in Aranthangi in Tamil Nadu's Pudukottai district, police said on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN reports 4,343 new Covid-19 cases, 57 deaths
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) Coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu touched a new high on Thursday as 4,343 people tested Covid-19 positive, said the State Health Department, here. The total number of cases in the state is 98,392.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
One arrested for rape and murder of 7-year-old girl in TN
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) Tamil Nadu police have arrested one person in connection with the sexual assault and death of a seven-year-old girl in Aranthangi in Pudukottai district, police said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
TN custody deaths: Cops arrested, face murder charge
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Police's Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Department (CBCID) have arrested five suspended policemen working in Sathankulam police station in Tuticorin district for the murder of P. Jeyaraj and his son J. Bennicks, officials said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
When Dhoni landed at the CSK camp, he didn't look rusty: Chawla
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings captain M.S. Dhoni was not looking rusty in the nets while practicing for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League, according to spinner Piyush Chawla. Dhoni was set to make his comeback to competitive cricket in this IPL before the coronavirus pandemic forced its indefinite postponement.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
AIADMK MLA Sathan Prabhakar turns coronavirus positive
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) Ruling AIADMK legislator N. Sathan Prabhakar representing the Paramakudi Assembly constituency has tested positive for Coronavirus, said an official.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Sathankulam death: 5 cops held, FIR altered to murder case
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) The Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Department (CBCID) of Tamil Nadu police have arrested five policemen working in Sathankulam police station in Tuticorin district for the murder of P. Jeyaraj and his son J. Bennicks, officials said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN corona tally goes up by 3,882 to 94,049
Chennai, July 1 (IANS) As many as 3,882 people tested positive for coronavirus over the past 24 hours in Tamil Nadu, taking the number of cases to 94,049, said the Health Department, here on Wednesday.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Four killed, 17 injured in NLC India boiler blast in TN
Chennai, July 1 (IANS) Four workers were killed and 17 others injured when a boiler in a thermal power unit (TPS II) of NLC India Ltd exploded on Wednesday, officials said.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Madras HC tranfers Tuticorin custodial death case to CBCID
Chennai, June 30 (IANS) The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the Crime Branch Crime Investigation Department (CBCID) to take over the probe into the custodial death of father and son in the Tuticorin district.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Non-life insurance sector to log negative growth in FY21
Chennai, June 30 (IANS) The non-life insurance industry is expected to log negative growth this financial year (FY21) due to Covid-19 pandemic, according to a top official of Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company, here on Tuesday.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
'Estimate space sector's share in GDP before allowing pvt sector'
Chennai, June 30 (IANS) The Indian government should first gather data as to the share of space sector in the country's gross domestic product (GDP), hold discussions with the industry players, look at the tax structure and resolve possible conflict of interest issue before framing its policies and laws allowing the private sector, said industry experts.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
TN Deputy CM's brother admitted to hospital with Covid-19
Chennai, June 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister and AIADMK Coordinator O. Panneerselvam's brother O. Raja tested positive for coronavirus infection on Monday.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics