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NEP benefits Tamil Nadu students: PM Narendra Modi

Against the backdrop of the Tamil Nadu governments opposition to theNational Education Policy(NEP), Narendra Modi sought to reinforce that the NDA government's NEP gave special importance to promoting Indian languages. Due to a National Education Policy, technical and medical courses can be done in local languages. Youngsters from Tamil Nadu will benefit from this, the PM said.

27 May 2022 10:43 am
Poor road sense: Trichy drivers rank 11th in country

At least a dozen road accidents are reported every day in the city including fatal ones and a majority of them are caused by bad driving or negligence. Road safety experts have for years pointed out the elementary testing norms to obtain driving licenses, in some cases, requiring applicants merely to show up at their Regional Transport Offices (RTOs).

27 May 2022 10:00 am
Chennai: Three more held for partying on terrace

Three more people were arrested in connection with running an illegal rooftop bar at a mall in Anna Nagar where one customer - a techie - died while partying last Saturday. Police have so far arrested six people in connection with the incident.

27 May 2022 5:28 am
When DMK & BJP outdid each other in flaunting loyalties

The packed Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, the venue for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch the Centre's projects for Tamil Nadu, turned into an arena for the DMK and BJP cadres to flaunt their loyalties. Chief minister M K Stalin was booed loudly by a strong force of 1,500-odd BJP members from the gallery every time he said 'ondriya arasu' (Union government) in his 15-minute speech.

27 May 2022 5:18 am
India will continue to stand with people of Lanka: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India would continue to stand with the people of Sri Lanka and support democracy, stability and economic recovery in the island nation.

27 May 2022 3:11 am
In pics: Defence and Technology Expo in Chennai

A three-day Defence & Technology expo, the first defence-related expo organised by the private sector was inaugurated at Chennai Trade Centre on Thursday.

26 May 2022 2:02 pm
PM Modi to launch key projects in Tamil Nadu today

If you are an office-goer or have a train or flight to catch on Thursday, start early as city police have predicted slow traffic movement on city's arterial stretches Anna Salai, Sardar Patel Road and GST road, courtesy Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the city. The Prime Minister is set to lay the foundation stone for new projects at an event to be held at the Nehru indoor stadium near Chennai Central railway station

26 May 2022 6:53 am
3 more students on AU campus test Covid positive

Three more students in Anna University tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday taking the cluster tally on the campus since May 19 to nine but the fresh Covid-19 cases tally decreased to 56 on Wednesday from 59 on Tuesday. The state discharged 39 patients and by the end of the day, and there were 371 active cases.

26 May 2022 5:14 am
This algorithm helps fight poaching

An algorithm that can help combat wildlife poaching by providing efficient patrolling using available limited resources has been developed by researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Madras and Harvard University.

26 May 2022 5:05 am
Tamil Nadu CM visits bedridden Class XII girl at hospital

Chief Minister M K Stalin on Wednesday visited Class XII student S Sindhu, whom he had hailed for her grit and will power for writing board exams despite being bedridden for the last 15 months.

26 May 2022 3:16 am
CMDA cracks whip to nip building violations in bud

The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority has begun cracking down on building violators. A special team inspecting 397 buildings that were given approval since May 2021 until Monday found about 16 buildings with violations and deviations and that 112 are yet to begin construction.

25 May 2022 6:40 am
Anna Univ cluster takes fresh Covid cases count to 59

Three students in Anna University tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday taking the cluster tally on the campus from May 19 to six. The fresh Covid-19 cases tally increased to 59 compared to 35 on Monday. The state discharged 36 patients, and by the end of the day, there were 354 active cases.

25 May 2022 3:17 am
Man held 8 years after killing wife, son in Chennai

Police on Tuesday arrested a 45-year-old man, who was in hiding after murdering his pregnant wife and her 7-year-old son eight years ago, from a village near Sullurpeta. He told police that he was planning to murder his mother-in-law who survived his previous attack and then surrender before police.

25 May 2022 3:17 am
BJP functionary hacked to death in Chennai

A 30-year-old BJP functionary, who was given security cover, was chased and hacked to death by four men while he was talking to friends at Chintadripet on Tuesday night.

25 May 2022 3:16 am
Madras high court to get two new judges

The Madras high court is set to get two new judges, as the Union law ministry cleared the names of advocates Sundar Mohan and K Kumaresh Babu as additional judges.

24 May 2022 4:29 am
Tamil Nadu agri scheme in 12k villages in 5 years

Chief minister M K Stalin on Monday launched the DMK government's flagship programme 'Kalaignarin Anaithu Grama Orunginaintha Velan Valarchi Thittam', aimed at increasing cultivable area by bringing fallow lands under cultivation, augmenting water resources, increasing productivity to benefit the farmers.

24 May 2022 4:19 am
Stop expansion at Vedanthangal sanctuary: NGT

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday directed Sun Pharma not to proceed with expansion work inside Vedanthangal bird sanctuary till the next hearing of the case on July 12. The company and all other government agencies involved are directed to submit their replies before July 12.

24 May 2022 3:19 am
Long queues at immigration irks fliers at Chennai airport

Airports Authority of India (AAI) continues to struggle to set right delays faced by passengers while clearing immigration in the departure and arrival terminals of Chennai airport.

24 May 2022 3:18 am
35 fresh Covid cases in Tamil Nadu; count 19 in Chennai

Fresh cases of Covid-19 decreased to 35 on Monday compared to 43 on Sunday. The number of active cases, however, increased to 331 from 328 recorded on Sunday. The state continued its zero-death record keeping the cumulative toll at 38,025.

24 May 2022 3:18 am
Chennai: 20-yr-old rapes home-alone woman at knifepoint

A 20-year-old man stalked a 43-year-old woman for three days from her workplace to her Adyar home, found out she lived alone and raped her at knifepoint on Saturday.The chilling crime came to light on Sunday when the woman filed a police complaint.

24 May 2022 3:11 am
TN fisherman who died in Indonesia laid to rest

Maria Jacindhas, a 34-year-old fisherman who died in an Indonesian prison, was laid to rest in his native village Thoothoor in Kanyakumari district on Monday evening.

23 May 2022 10:02 pm
Unfair to ask states to cut fuel prices: TN minister

While it is heartening that the Union government reduced the price of petrol by Rs 9 per litre and diesel by 6 per litre, it had never consulted the states when they increased the taxes on petrol and diesel multiple times, and their cuts and taxes continue to be high as compared to the 2014 rates, said state finance minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan. Therefore, it is neither fair nor reasonable to expect states to reduce the price of fuel, he said.

23 May 2022 4:20 am
Techie dies of overdose at mall terrace party in Chennai

A 23-year-old software engineer collapsed from a suspected drug overdose at a rave party organised on the rooftop of a mall at Anna Nagar in the city on Saturday night and later died in hospital.

23 May 2022 3:13 am