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RPF rescued 2,151 destitute children in south
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) The Railway Protection Force (RPF), Southern Region, rescued 2,151 runaway/destitute children and 295 others last year, Southern Railway said here on Sunday.
2020-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Thumb impression, NOTA to secure integrity of TNPSC exams
Chennai, Feb 15 (IANS) It is the traditional thumb impression and NOTA among others that will ensure the integrity of the recruitment exams conducted by Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC).
2020-02-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education
TN expects stronger growth in FY21 than FY20
Chennai, Feb 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu expects a stronger economic growth performance in 2020-21 as against the projected 7.27 per cent for 2019-20, said Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Disembarkation of crew from China ships won't be allowed in India
Chennai, Feb 14 (IANS) Indian port authorities have decided not to allow the disembarkation of crew of ships from China, as well as Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand and Singapore, to avoid the spreading of the deadly coronavirus, said an official.
2020-02-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Puducherry passes resolution urging Centre to withdraw CAA
Chennai, Feb 12 (IANS) The Puducherry Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution urging the Central government to withdraw the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and National Citizens Register (NRC).
2020-02-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
CEAT gets seated in TN with a tyre plant
Chennai, Feb 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday said a petrochemical plant in the state would not only help domestic tyre companies to locally source synthetic rubber but also create jobs.
2020-02-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Patel new AICF President, Chauhan Secretary: Returning Officer
Chennai, Feb 11 (IANS) Bringing down the curtains on the All India Chess Federation's (AICF) elections, the Returning Officer, former Supreme Court judge, Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla on Tuesday declared five persons as elected unopposed for various posts for the period 2020-2023.
2020-02-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Patel new AICF President, Chauhan Secretary: Returning Officer
Chennai, Feb 11 (IANS) Bringing down the curtains on the All India Chess Federation's (AICF) elections, the Returning Officer, former Supreme Court judge, Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla on Tuesday declared five persons as elected unopposed for various posts for the period 2020-2023.
2020-02-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Govt should protect reservation, social justice: Stalin
Chennai, Feb 10 (IANS) The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M. K. Stalin on Monday said the BJP-led Central government should take steps to protect reservation and social justice.
2020-02-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
ISL: Misfiring Bengaluru held by ten-man Chennaiyin
Chennai, Feb 9 (IANS) With no Sunil Chhetri around, both Chennaiyin FC and Bengaluru FC cancelled out each other's profligacy in a goalless draw in a Indian Super League clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Sunday.
2020-02-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Chennaiyin, Bengaluru face-off in high-stakes affair
Chennai, Feb 8 (IANS) More than just bragging rights will be on offer as South Indian rivals Chennaiyin FC and Bengaluru FC lock horns at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Sunday.
2020-02-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Govt plugging loopholes in GST with data analytics: FM
Chennai, Feb 8 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the Central government is plugging the loopholes in the Good and Services Tax (GST) with the use of technology and is working towards eight per cent growth rate.
2020-02-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Despite Corona, Tokyo expects over 8 mn footfall in Oly 2020
Chennai, Feb 7 (IANS) Japan is not expecting any coronavirus impact at the upcoming Olympic Games in July and estimates over eight million foreigners to reach Tokyo during the prestigious quadrennial event, said a senior official of Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB).
2020-02-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Insurers in a spot as Kerala prescribes minimum wages for agents
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) The Kerala government's gazette notification on minimum wages for employees of private financial institutions has put the insurance companies in a spot, said a senior industry official.
2020-02-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
New income tax rates will impact insurance agents' incomes
Chennai, Feb 4 (IANS) The proposed new income tax slab rates - a lower rate without any tax deductions - may put some money in the hands of taxpayers but would affect the agents selling life or general insurance policies and post office saving instruments, said a top leader of the state-run LIC agents' association.
2020-02-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
I-League: Chennai City FC to face Indian Arrows at home (Preview)
Coimbatore, Feb 4 (IANS) Defending Champions Chennai City FC will be playing host to All India Football Federations (AIFF) developmental side Indian Arrows at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Wednesday.
2020-02-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
IIT-Madras builds AI tech to convert brain signals into language
Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras) have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to convert brain signals of speech impaired humans into language, the Institute said on Monday.
2020-02-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology
5 get life term for sexually assaulting minor Chennai girl
Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) A special court here on Monday sentenced five persons to life imprisonment, nine others to five years and one person to seven years in jail for sexually assaulting a minor disabled girl at an apartment complex here.
2020-02-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Three PSU general insurers to get Rs 6,950 cr capital
Chennai, Feb 1 (IANS) The Budget 2020 has allocated Rs 6,950 crore towards recapitalisation of three public sector general insurers so that they can meet the solvency norms.
2020-02-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Man held for raping son's friend in TN remanded in custody
Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) A garments shop owner arrested by Tamil Nadu police on the charge of raping his son's girlfriend earlier this week has been remanded in custody, police said on Friday.
2020-01-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 150 rural bodies come together for holistic development
Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) Over 150 rural development organisations from 18 states have gathered here at an event to share their success experiences and exchange ideas on holistic rural development, said the founder of Mission Samriddhi, a social impact platform.
2020-01-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Features
800 people from China expected to land in TN
Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) Eight hundred people were scheduled to arrive in Tamil Nadu on Friday from China amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak in the Asian country, an official said.
2020-01-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
IIT Madras, UK researchers develop technology to make AI fairer
Chennai, Jan 29 (IANS) Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras) and Queen's University Belfast in UK, have developed an innovative new algorithm to make Artificial Intelligence (AI) fairer and less biased when processing data.
2020-01-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Technology
Half kg hair, shampoo sachets recovered from 13-yr-old's stomach
Chennai, Jan 28 (IANS) The doctors at the VGM Gastro Centre in Coimbatore were baffled when they saw a ball of hair and empty shampoo sachets in the stomach of a 13-year-old girl after a CT scan followed by endoscopy.
2020-01-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Non-life insurers can offer standard health policies before April 1
Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) Indian insurance regulator has permitted non-life insurers to sell the standardized health insurance policy prior to April 1, 2020.
2020-01-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Boosted by IT refund, Indian Bank posts Rs 247 cr net profit
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) Boosted by an Income Tax refund, Indian Bank closed the third quarter of the current fiscal with 62 per cent growth in net profit at Rs 247 crore and hopes the contraction in the corporate loan sector would reverse soon, a top bank official said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
TN opposition to carry out signature campaign against CAA
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu led by the DMK on Friday decided to carry out a signature campaign next month against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and National Population Register (NPR) that would pave the way for National Register of Citizens (NRC).
2020-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
ISL: Chennaiyin close gap on top-four with dominating win
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC boosted their top-four hopes after an emphatic 4-1 win over Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Venkatesh starts shoot for 'Asuran' Telugu remake
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) Southern superstar Venkatesh has begun shooting for the upcoming Telugu revenge thriller "Naarappa", a remake of Dhanush-starrer Tamil blockbuster "Asuran".
2020-01-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Danfoss to double headcount at its Pune technology centre
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) Danish company Danfoss A/S plans to double its headcount at its Indian software centre located in Pune, said a senior company official.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Denmark's Danfoss to source control valves from India
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) Danish company Danfoss A/S will be increasing its exports of power solutions products out of India by adding two control valve production at its Pune facility, said a senior official.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Battle tank engine production capacity over double now: Govt
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) The engine production capacity of the Indian battle tank factory here was increased to 750 units p.a. with one flexible manufacturing line going on stream on Tuesday, an official statement said.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security
MP's Priyanshu impresses Sindhu on PBL debut
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) With his array of sparkling backhand returns and exquisite movement on the court, Madhya Pradeshs 17-year-old Priyanshu Rajawat impressed not just the spectators at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on his debut at the Star Sports Premier Badminton League but he even earned plaudits from world champion PV Sindhu.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Badminton
Will not apologise for comments about Periyar rally: Rajinikanth
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) Southern superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday categorically refused to apologise for his comments about a 1971 rally led by rationalist E.V. Ramasamy 'Periyar', which has not gone down well with the Dravidian movement leader's followers.
2020-01-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Differently-abled Kousalya Kharthika wins Rs 1 cr on KBC Tamil
Chennai, Jan 20 (IANS) Kousalya Kharthika has become the first-ever differently-abled contestant to bag the jackpot prize money of Rs 1 crore on "Kodeeswari" -- the Tamil version of the reality game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati".
2020-01-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Don't want law that look at businesses with suspicion: FM
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said the government is moving towards a direction where the law does not look at business enterprises with suspicion.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Politics
Sindhu to clash with Gayatri as 5th season of PBL kicks off
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) World champion P.V. Sindhu will take on rising star Gayatri Gopichand as the fifth season of Star Sports Premier Badminton League kicks off here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium tomorrow when Hyderabad Hunters lock horns with Chennai Superstarz. This is the first time in two years that a PBL match will be played in Chennai and the city will host matches until January 24.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Badminton
National Insurance Company board to meet on Monday
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) Kolkata-based public sector insurer National Insurance Company Limited has called for a meeting of its Board of Directors on Monday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
ISL: Chennaiyin hunt down NorthEast to move up to sixth
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC outclassed NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) 2-0 at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Thursday to move closer to the play-offs in the Indian Super League (ISL).
2020-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Rosatom completes one steam generator for Kudankulam N-plant 4
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Russia's integrated nuclear power company Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation's machine building division Atomenergomash has completed production of a steam generator for the upcoming nuclear power plant at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu.
2020-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Pongal celebrated in TN, 30 injured in Jallikattu
Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) About 30 persons were injured in the bull taming sport of Jallikattu that was held in Madurai district in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, according to reports.
2020-01-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Religion
Media should introspect, curb unhealthy trends: Vice Prez
Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said called upon the media to seriously introspect and curb any unhealthy trend that impacts its credibility.
2020-01-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Media,Politics
Amid Chennai smog, Ashwin questions need for Bhogi bonfires
Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) Ace Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Tuesday called for educating people about the hazards of "spoiling the planet further in the name of traditions." In a tweet, Ashwin pointed out the layer of smog that has engulfed Chennai following bonfires that were lit on the day of the Bhogi festival.
2020-01-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
How China's Baidu is uniting missing persons with families
Chennai, Jan 13 (IANS) A search engine company that searches and unites missing persons with their long-lost families?
2020-01-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology
Some people in India allergic to word Hindu: Venkaiah Naidu
Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said some people in India are allergic to the word Hindu.
2020-01-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
Not bound by right of first refusal: Murugappa group female heir
Chennai, Jan 11 (IANS) Fifty-nine-year old US based technology consultant and a member of the Murugappa Group, Valli Arunachalam, has categorically said that she or her family members are not legally bound by any right of first refusal condition that might exist between the shareholders of Ambadi Investments Limited.
2020-01-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
ITC Hotels opens Welcomhotel near Chennai
Chennai, Jan 11 (IANS) ITC Hotels on Saturday announced the opening of its 172-room Welcomhotel GST Road near here.
2020-01-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Protect culture by taking them to future generations: Naidu
Chennai, Jan 11 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said India's ancient culture and humanitarian value are the legacy that needs to be protected by taking them to the future generations.
2020-01-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Cholamandalam Investment raises Rs 4 bn from CDC by masala bonds
Chennai, Jan 10 (IANS) Non-banking finance company (NBFC) Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Ltd on Friday said it has raised Rs 4 billion from CDC Group Plc UK through rupee denominated masala bonds.
2020-01-10
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Ashok Leyland, ABB arm sign pact for e-buses' charging tech
Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland Ltd, part of the Hinduja Group, and ABB Power Products and Systems India Ltd on Friday announced signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for battery charging technology.
2020-01-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Technology