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).
A 47-year-old former human resources (HR) manager with two private automobile firms was arrested on Thursday for misappropriating the provident fund (PF) savings of the employees.The Race Course police identified the accused as K Antony Hruthy, of Podanur.
The Annur police on Wednesday arrested five people for stealing 1.5 tonnes of iron rods and angles stored for Athikadavu -Avinashi ground water recharge and drinking water supply scheme from the p roject site at Kunnathurampalayam in Annur on Sunday.
Fresh Covid-19 cases tally increased to 59 on Thursday compared to 56 on Wednesday. The state discharged 43 patients and by the end of the day, there were 387 active cases, including 203 patients in Chennai. On Thursday, there were 371 active cases in the state.
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.
Around 50 houses that were built by the government 18 years ago for the families belonging to the scheduled castes at Chennimalai are in a dilapidated condition. More than 200 people are living in the houses. P Kousalya, 38, one of the residents, said most of them were daily wage workers.
Three Calicut-bound flights from the Middle East landed at Coimbatore airport on early Wednesday morning due to an unfavourable weather condition in Calicut. Two Air Arabia flights from Sharjah and an Air India flight from Abu Dhabi reached Coimbatore airport between 4.30am and 7am.
Expressing solidarity with the striking spinning mills and power looms, the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) on Wednesday unveiled the plans to conduct a rail roko on May 30 to protest the cotton and yarn price hike.
The district bar owners welfare association on Wednesday sought action against Singanallur MLA K R Jayaraman for allegedly abusing bar owners using obscene words. Bar owners submitted a petition to city police commissioner Pradip Kumar regarding the issue.
The KG Chavadi police on Wednesday arrested two men and seized 3,300 lottery tickets worth 1.32 lakh from them. They brought the tickets from Kerala and were planning to hand them over to a local seller in the district.
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.
District agriculture officials on Tuesday urged coconut farmers to check their trees frequently as infestation of black headed caterpillars was found in coconut farms spread over three acres at Pathuvampalli near Karumathampatti.
Officials of the Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation diverted 184 crore allotted for various projects in the last few years for some other works, chairman of the Tamil Nadu assembly estimates committee T R B Rajaa said here on Wednesday.
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.
A 26-year-old man was booked for attempting to murder his wife over a family dispute at Sowripalayam here on Tuesday afternoon. The woman suffered severe cut injuries and was admitted to the Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital (CMCH).
A group of students of the Government Arts College in the city staged a protest outside the district collectorate on Tuesday alleging that a faculty member of the geography department had not conducted classes properly for the past six months.