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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.