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IIT-Madras researchers develop paper-based device to detect milk adulteration

The test could be performed at home. It can detect multiple substances used as adulterating agents, including urea, detergents, soap, starch, hydrogen peroxide, sodium-hydrogen-carbonate, salt and others.

27 Mar 2023 7:39 pm
Gang murders BJP functionary in Puducherry

Preliminary investigations revealed that previous enmity between the deceased and the main accused was the motive behind the murder.

27 Mar 2023 1:49 pm
Chennai airport's new terminal: What makes it different

The new integrated terminal building at the Chennai airport which will be commissioned soon will have a unique feature, skylights.

27 Mar 2023 10:44 am
Piped water, underground drainage remain dreams in Chennai

Residents in Avadi were thrilled when the authorities in 2008, when the area was a municipality, announced they would get underground sewage lines and piped water.

27 Mar 2023 5:58 am
DPR for Madurai metro awarded to firm for Rs 1.3 crore

The tender for preparing the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for Madurai metro rail project has been awarded to Aarvee Associates for 1.35 crore.

27 Mar 2023 4:55 am
Two arrested for stealing car taken on rent through online in Chennai

Police arrested two men for selling a car that they took on rent in Puzhal on Sunday. The duo were identified as Akilan, 30, of Iyyappanthangal and R S Babu, 53, of Thiruvarur.

27 Mar 2023 4:46 am
Photos of Madurai's traditional fishing festival

Hundreds of villagers participated in the festival of fishing a platform to create social harmony in Tamil Nadu's Madurai.

26 Mar 2023 12:19 pm
Floating restaurant: Dining experience on water in Chennai

In three months, visitors to Muttukadu Boat House on the outskirts of Chennai will be able to dine in a floating restaurant that will sail along the backwaters.

26 Mar 2023 9:33 am
Drunk driver let off by police, slams into cop in Chennai

A drunk driver who was let off by policemen after he allegedly bribed them at Nungambakkam knocked down a policeman on patrol on Dr Radhakrishan Salai around 4am on March 5. Jayakumar, who was on patrol on his motorcycle, suffered severe head injuries and is battling for his life in Government Royapettah hospital. A man who was in the car has been arrested but the police are not sure whether he was driving it.

26 Mar 2023 5:02 am
5 arrested for robbing gold, attacking shop staff in Tamil Nadu

A four-member gang and the son of a jewellery shop owner were arrested in connection with an incident in which two jewellery shop employees were attacked and robbed of 174 sovereigns of gold and cash at Tiruvallur.

26 Mar 2023 4:59 am
MK Stalin seeks SC bench in Chennai, CJI says virtual hearings can help

Chief minister M K Stalin, who shared the dais with Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud and Union law minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday, reiterated his three favourite demands - Tamil as court language in the Madras high court, a Supreme Court bench in Tamil Nadu and social diversity while appointing new judges. I hope the CJI and Union law minister will consider our demands favourably, he said.

26 Mar 2023 4:36 am
'NLCs offer of additional 20 marks for locals is biggest fraud'

In a statement, Anbumani alleged that industries minister Thangam Thennarasu lied to the legislature on Friday and attempted to depict that NLC, the destructive force, was a saviour. The market price of agricultural and residential land stands at Rs 1 crore and Rs 5 crore per acre respectively, but NLCs offer was way below.

25 Mar 2023 6:56 pm
Conwoman arrested in Coimbatore, seven cars recovered

A conwoman identified as Yasodadevi was arrested by a team led by CCB inspector P Renugadevi

25 Mar 2023 1:41 pm
Sexual harassment case: Kalakshetra Foundation says 'all well', offers explanation to NCW's query

Three days after the National Commission for Women tweeted asking the Tamil Nadu police to inquire into the allegations of sexual harassment by a senior faculty member at the Kalakshetra Foundation, its chairman S Ramadorai, former CEO and managing director of Tata Consultancy Services, said the Foundation has explained the facts and the action taken, on Friday.

25 Mar 2023 11:54 am
Charred body of woman, 60, found in canal in Chennai's Manali

A 60-year-old woman was found charred to death at Manali on Friday morning. Passersby alerted police after they found the body in a canal in Ariyalur near Manali.

25 Mar 2023 4:36 am
Tamil Nadu: New policy to minimise loss of lives, property during disaster

With a view to minimising impact on lives, livelihood, critical infrastructure, and environment during disasters, chief minister M K Stalin on Friday rolled out state disaster management plan and state disaster management policy 2023.

25 Mar 2023 4:18 am
Man dies by suicide in Chennai

A 32-year-old man, working as a safety engineer with a private firm on Old Mahabalipuram Road in Chennai, allegedly died by suicide on Thursday after he lost money in online trading.

24 Mar 2023 10:50 pm
International Forest Day: 4,000 baby turtles released into sea off Chennai coast

Forest minister M Mathiventhan released the baby turtles.

24 Mar 2023 8:16 pm
Dayanidhi Maran urges Railways to expedite Elephant Gate bridge work

After inspecting the bridge, which is being reconstructed, the MP told reporters that the railway minister in a reply to him in Parliament had said it had finished all work

24 Mar 2023 7:10 pm
Man throws acid on wife, arrested in Coimbatore

Tension gripped the combined court complex in the city on Thursday morning after a man threw acid on his 35-year-old wife, who had left him for another man.

24 Mar 2023 6:42 am
Tamil Nadu assembly re-adopts bill banning online gambling

The Tamil Nadu assembly on Thursday re-adopted the bill to ban online gambling, which governor R N Ravi had returned a few weeks ago questioning the state's legislative competence. Barring the BJP, all other parties criticised the governor for returning the bill. It was passed without any changes to the bill passed on October 19. It is likely to be sent to the Raj Bhavan on Friday.

24 Mar 2023 6:32 am
Puducherry proposes bill to ban online gambling

The Puducherry government has proposed to pass a special bill to ban online gambling in the Union territory, said public works minister K Lakshminarayanan in the legislative assembly.

23 Mar 2023 10:02 pm
Chennai Corporation carries out gender safety survey

The team of members from NGOs Safety Pin and Prajnya visited busy places like railway stations, roads, toilets, subways and pedestrian pathways and identified issues faced by women, transgender people, children and senior citizens. The team, which surveyed, included 13 women, eight men and one transgender woman.

23 Mar 2023 7:19 pm
Man pours acid on wife on Coimbatore court premises

Kavitha, a homemaker, was arrested in August 2016 by the RS Puram police for stealing 10 sovereigns of gold chain from a bus passenger.

23 Mar 2023 3:48 pm
Chennai metropolitan development authority minister P K Sekar Babu holds budget review meeting

From the ambitious North Chennai Development Plan to the Island Grounds improvement, Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) minister P K Sekar Babu conducted a review meeting on Wednesday on the announcement made during the 2023 state budget.

23 Mar 2023 4:55 am
E V K S Elangovan tests negative for Covid-19, recovering in ICU

Congress leader and Erode East MLA E V K S Elangovan, who was admitted to Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre on March 15, has tested negative for Covid-19 and is recovering in the intensive care unit, said a medical bulletin issued on Wednesday by hospital medical director Dr R B Sudagar Singh.

23 Mar 2023 4:51 am
Targeting zero revenue deficit by 2025-26, says Tamil Nadu's finance minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan

The DMK government plans to get to zero revenue deficit by 2025-26, finance minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan said on Wednesday.

23 Mar 2023 4:49 am
6 rob woman, strip and film her in Chennai, 3 arrested

Six men robbed a 72-year-old woman in Arumbakkam of gold and cash after tying and gagging her on Monday. They then stripped and filmed her and threatened to upload the pictures on social media if she complained to police. On Wednesday, police arrested three people involved in the robbery.

23 Mar 2023 4:45 am
11 killed in cracker unit blast at Tamil Nadu's Kancheepuram village

Eleven people were killed and more than 20 others were injured in an explosion at a licensed firecracker manufacturing unit at Kuruvimalai near Orikkai village in Kancheepuram district around noon on Wednesday. Police arrested factory owner Narendran, as firecracker units are not supposed to work from 9am to sundown during summer, to avoid explosions triggered by the heat.

23 Mar 2023 4:41 am
Stalin and Pinarayi Vijayan to inaugurate Vaikom Satyagraha centenary celebrations

Pinarayi Vijayan has written to Stalin inviting him to the celebrations.

22 Mar 2023 7:45 pm
Shat Chandi Yagya for peace and health of humanity begins at Vaishno Devi shrine

Amidst the religious rituals, the Shat Chandi Maha Yagya organised by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board for peace, prosperity and health of humanity started on Wednesday on the auspicious occasion of beginning of Chaitra Navratras at the holy cave shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi.

22 Mar 2023 5:58 pm
Why Tamil Nadus borewell industry is stuck in the mud

You will remember them only when the borewell in your residential apartment complex goes dry. Or when they wake you up early in the morning with their noisy rigs.

22 Mar 2023 9:15 am