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TN issues GO for 7.5% med quota for govt students

With Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit showing reluctance to give his assent for the bill to provide 7.5% quota for government school students in medical courses, the state government took the executive route on Thursday and issued a GO to reserve seats from this year.

30 Oct 2020 8:11 am
TN: MBBS cut-off may go up by 70-100 marks

The cut-off marks for MBBS admission in TN may go up by 70 to 100 for most categories due to a surge in top scorers in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test 2020.

30 Oct 2020 8:08 am
More rain likely in Chennai after November 3

After the record breaking downpour early on Thursday, IMD has forecast more intermittent thunderstorms with heavy rainfall over some areas in the city on Friday. But weather enthusiasts said Chennai is likely to see a brief near-dry spell, with a few isolated showers, till November 3 after which the monsoon would pick up pace and bring widespread rainfall to the city, coastal belt and interior districts without long breaks.

30 Oct 2020 7:39 am
Pics: Chennai goes under water, again

Till about noon on Thursday, motorists on major bus route roads and arterial roads had to wade through up to two feet of water. However, by 4pm, Greater Chennai Corporations command and control centre recorded water stagnation of two feet or more at only nine spots, an official said

30 Oct 2020 7:38 am
Chennai weather: Why rain paralyses normal life

Even as Tamil Nadu capital Chennai received heavy rain with thunder since early hours of Thursday, the district saw the maximum amount of rain in a day in six years. The torrential rains and severe flooding, especially in Chennai, are becoming a nightmare for Indian cities.

29 Oct 2020 9:14 pm
In pics: Rain causes waterlogging in Chennai

Several parts of Tamil Nadu witnessed severe waterlogging on Wednesday after the region received incessant rainfall.

29 Oct 2020 5:50 pm
Water levels in Chennais reservoirs up

Intermittent rain over the last few weeks and the continuous inflow of Krishna river water from Andhra Pradesh increased water levels in the four reservoirs, while the onset of the northeast monsoon on Wednesday brought further cheer. The combined storage level of water in reservoirs at Poondi, Cholavaram, Red Hills and Chembarambakkam was 5,808 mcft (million cubic feet) on Wednesday against the full capacity of 11,257 mcft.

29 Oct 2020 1:34 pm
What's triggering heavy October rain in Chennai

Chennai has received heavy rain with thunder since early hours of Thursday after the northeast monsoon commenced over the region. Heavy rain and thunderstorm will continue for the next two hours.

29 Oct 2020 1:15 pm
Chennai: Four held for smuggling 330kg ganja

The Chennai police caught four men for smuggling 330kg of ganja into the city.

29 Oct 2020 9:50 am
Illegal admission: Madras HC orders CB-CID probe

Asserting that there is a larger design adopted by private medical colleges in Tamil Nadu in collusion with the state authorities to make illegal admissions to PG medical courses, taking advantage of the pandemic situation, the Madras high court has ordered a CB-CID probe to unearth the conspiracy.

29 Oct 2020 8:24 am
Suburban services not ready for post-nCov travel

The state government insists suburban train services need to resume for economic activity to revive, but the railways doesnt seem prepared to make commute safer and hassle-free on the three lines straddling the city. This is in contrast to Chennai Metro Rail Limited which has done a lot of work at its stations to ensure commuters follow Covid-19 protocol.

29 Oct 2020 7:39 am
28 Oct 2020 11:14 pm
Rly suppliers demand interest on delayed payments

Coimbatore-based Railway Suppliers Association (RASA) has written to railways minister Piyush Goyal demanding interest on delayed payments to MSME railway suppliers.

28 Oct 2020 4:48 pm
TN: 118-yr-old building to house DCP office

A 118-year-old police building, converted into a deputy commissioners office in Chintadripet under Triplicane district, was inaugurated by commissioner Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal on Tuesday.

28 Oct 2020 1:05 pm
T Nagar gold robbery: Two arrested

The Chennai police have got a breakthrough in the October 20 gold robbery case where 5kg gold was stolen. Police arrested a man and his girlfriend near Tiruvallur on Monday and recovered 20 sovereigns of gold and 7kg of silver from them.

28 Oct 2020 12:48 pm
P Jeyaraj, J Beniks tortured for seven hours: CBI

The CBI has established that traders P Jeyaraj and his son J Beniks were subjected to brutal torture by police at the Sathankulam station between 7.45pm on June 19 and 3am on June 20. Citing the expert opinion received from Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), New Delhi, the agency said in its final report that the blood stains found on the wooden lathis used by the policemen and on the walls of the police station were confirmed to be those of the two victims. DNA profile generated from t

28 Oct 2020 9:05 am
Pondy plans 10% medical quota for govt students

The Puducherry government has decided to provide 10% internal reservation for government and government-aided school students, who clear NEET, in medical courses. Chief minister V Narayanasamy said the government has sent the file to lieutenant governor Kiran Bedi for approval on Tuesday. If approved, the policy will come into effect immediately.

28 Oct 2020 8:46 am
Job on compassionate ground not charity: HC

Appointment on compassionate ground is neither an act of charity nor temple prasadham, the Madras high court said censuring BSNL for refusing such appointment for a deserving candidate.

28 Oct 2020 7:35 am
Why CCTV cams are villains for Chennais baddies

The city, covered by 2.9 lakh CCTV cameras, of which about 1.5 lakh belong to private houses/shops, is seeing the arrest of chain/mobile snatchers and other grave offenders in droves, all due to these hawk eyes.

28 Oct 2020 7:34 am
Covid-19 scare grips Adyar MTC staff

Covid-19 scare has hit employees of the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) at its Adyar depot after reports claiming three deaths went viral on social media.

27 Oct 2020 8:17 am
Covid-positive Tamil Nadu agri minister critical

The health condition of state agriculture minister R Doraikkannu, who is being treated in a city hospital for Covid-19 pneumonia and its complications, remains critical, said a medical bulletin issued by hospital executive director Dr Aravindan Selvaraj on Monday.

27 Oct 2020 7:51 am