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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
Ex-HR manager of pvt firms held for misappropriation of funds

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.

27 May 2022 8:42 am
Five unemployed graduates arrested for stealing iron

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.

27 May 2022 8:42 am
4-year-old boy dies as truck hits car near Madukkarai

A four-year-old boy was killed after a truck hit the car that he was travelling in near Madukkarai on Thursday.The Madukkarai police identified the deceased as Yuvan, of Balaji Garden at Press Colony.

27 May 2022 8:42 am
Delayed water supply draws flak from councillors

Water issues dominated the city corporation council meeting on Thursday as many councillors highlighted the issue of water being suppiled only once in 15 days in many areas.

27 May 2022 8:42 am
Tamil Nadu registers 59 new Covid infections

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.

27 May 2022 8:25 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
Last-minute resolutions leave councillors angry

The city corporation council meeting started off with a commotion on Thursday, with the councillors opposing the resolutions that were added at the eleventh hour.

27 May 2022 3:37 am
Proposal to rent out city corporations marriage halls struck down by council

Councillors on Thursday struck down a resolution to rent out five of the eight marriage halls owned by the municipal corporation to augment revenue.

27 May 2022 3:37 am
Houses built for SC families 18 years ago at Chennimalai require urgent repairs

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.

27 May 2022 3:37 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
Three Calicut-bound flights land in city

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.

26 May 2022 8:30 am
SDPI to hold rail roko

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.

26 May 2022 8:30 am
Bar owners seek action against MLA

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.

26 May 2022 8:30 am
Veerappans elder brother dies of cardiac arrest

Forest brigand Veerappans elder brother Madhaiyan died of a cardiac arrest at the Salem Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College and Hospital in the early hours of Wednesday. He was 75.

26 May 2022 8:30 am
MNM: Establish govt hospital in Thalavadi taluk

Makkal Needhi Maiams state secretary Senthil Arumugam urged the state government to establish a government hospital exclusively for 1.5 lakh tribals living in the Thalavadi taluk here.

26 May 2022 8:30 am
3,300 lottery tickets worth 1.3L seized

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.

26 May 2022 8:30 am
DMK government should maintain law and order: Vanathi Srinivasan

BJP national womens wing president Vanathi Srinivasan has alleged that the DMK government had miserably failed to ensure law and order in the state.

26 May 2022 8:30 am
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
Black-headed caterpillars cast shadow over coconut farms at Pathuvampalli

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.

26 May 2022 3:25 am
Members sought on advisory panel for textile sector

The state government has invited 16 members from industrial associations to be part of the technical advisory committee for development of the textile and handloom industry.

26 May 2022 3:25 am
Assembly estimates committee finds fund diversion by municipal corporation

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.

26 May 2022 3:25 am
Farmers wont benefit from early release of Mettur water

Former AIADMK minister S Semmalai has urged the state government to implement the Mettur surplus water scheme without any fail.

26 May 2022 3:25 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
Tamil Nadu tax on fuel will reduce automatically with central government's cut, says CM M K Stalin

Chief minister M K Stalin said whenever the central government cuts taxes on petrol and diesel, the state tax on them will also reduce automatically.

25 May 2022 10:00 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
Suspended court official tries to pay back by hiding docus, held

An office assistant of a district court was arrested on Tuesday for hiding three case diaries on the court premises after he was suspended last week for continuous absence from duty.

25 May 2022 3:44 am
Man, 26, attempts to murder wife, booked

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).

25 May 2022 3:44 am
Govt Arts College students protest against teacher

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.

25 May 2022 3:43 am
Remove shops set up outside R S Puram market: Panel

Members of the estimation committee of the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Tuesday asked the district administration to remove shops set up outside R S Puram farmers market.

25 May 2022 3:43 am