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TN lights traditional lamps, switches off lights for 9 minutes
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Heeding the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, people here and in other places in Tamil Nadu switched off their home lights and lit traditional lamps, candles and switched on their mobile phone flashlights for nine minutes at 9 pm on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Modi call up Stalin, asks about health
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called DMK President M.K.Stalin and enquired about his and his family's health.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Modi invites TN CM for meeting with party leaders on April 8
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invited Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami to participate in the coming meeting of Parliamentary party leaders on the Covid-19 issues on behalf of the AIADMK.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Tamil youths reach hometown hitchhiking, walking from Maharashtra
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Seven youths hailing from Tiruvarur district reached Tamil Nadu covering about 1,000 km from Solapur in Maharashtra hitchhiking and walking since March 29.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Mob attacks health workers in Thoothukudi
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) A group of people assaulted healthcare workers near Kovilpatti in the Thoothukudi district of the state when they tried to take family members of a Covid-19 patient for tests, said the police on Sunday.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
TN guarantees 50% off take of drug, ventilators production
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) In order to boost the manufacture of anti-malarial, anti-virul drugs, invasive ventilators, intensive care unit (ICU) monitors, masks and personal protective equipment (PPE), the Tamil Nadu government on Thursday announced incentives like guaranteed off take, interest subsidy and others.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
TN begins distribution of cash, essentials to certain beneficiaries
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday began to distribute Rs 1,000 and free essential items for each 'rice only' ration card holder in the state.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Away from lockdown, ocean scientists, vessel crew all at sea
Chennai, April 1 (IANS) With India under a 21-day COVID-19 lockdown, about 110 persons - scientists and crew members - on board of four research vessels belonging to National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) have decided to wait it out on the water carrying out their work, said a top official.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
AICF Prez dismisses Secy, 12 state bodies call for general body meeting
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) At a time when the election process in the All India Chess Federation (AICF) is underway, its President P.R. Venketrama Raja has dismissed AICF Secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan from the post.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
TN extends time for payment of property tax, loans
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) In a relief to the people put to hardships due to coronavirus crisis, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday extended the time for making due payments for various loans and other payments by three months.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
DMK Trust offers auditorium as isolation ward
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) The DMK Trust Managing Trustee M.K. Stalin has offered the auditorium located in its party headquarters compound to Greater Chennai Corporation to be used as a patient ward for the coronavirus- affected.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
IRDAI bans capital gearing treaties with reinsurers
Chennai, March 30 (IANS) Banning Capital Gearing treaties between primary and reinsurers, Indian insurance regulator has asked the insurers to phase out such treaties already entered with timelines.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Elderly couple in TN home delivered 10kg rice bags to poor
Chennai, March 30 (IANS) Despite the nation being under lockdown to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, an 80-year-old couple - R. Sekkappan and S. Nagammai - in Madurai hit the ground to home deliver about 840 bags of 10kg rice to daily wagers in Okkur village in Sivaganga district in Tamil Nadu.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society
Companies should provide food, shelter for outside workers: TN CM
Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Sunday ordered companies employing workers from other states tocontinue to provide food, shelter and medical facilities to them.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
How about a re-run of Game of Thrones?: Ashwin
Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Senior India off-spinner R. Ashwin wants a re-run of popular TV series 'Game of Thrones' at a time the world is on lockdown virtually due to the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Two cured of Covid-19, discharged from hospital in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, March 29 (IANS) Two Covid-19 patients were discharged from a Tamil Nadu hospital even as the the fifth day of the nationwide lockdown passed off peacefully in the state.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Tamil Nadu to implement containment zone plan on Sunday
Chennai, March 28 (IANS) With the total number of coronavirus positive cases in the state going up to 42, the Tamil Nadu government has chalked out a detailed containment plan in 10 districts where these cases have been reported, said an official.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
'Kamal Haasan home quarantine notice, needling by govt'
Chennai, March 28 (IANS) Hours after the 'home quarantine' notice was stuck outside the actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's old residence, the Greater Chennai Corporation removed the same saying it was done by mistake.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN relaxes some restrictions, tightens others
Chennai, March 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palanniswami on Friday announced several new measures amid the lockdown, relaxing some restrictions and tightening some stipulations announced earlier.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Positive coronavirus cases in TN go up to 38
Chennai, March 27 (IANS) The total number of coronavirus positive cases in Tamil Nadu have gone up to 38 with nine new cases being reported in the state on Friday, health officials said.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Great boost to human race: Ashwin on 101-year-old corona survivor
Chennai, March 27 (IANS) Ravichandran Ashwin said that the story of a 101-year-old man in Italy recovering from coronavirus is a "great boost to human race."
2020-03-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
TN government warns private banks against recovering dues
Chennai, March 26 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday warned of stringent action against private banks, self-help groups, and finance companies if they go on to collect interest on loans from small borrowers.
2020-03-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
TN sees first Covid-19 death, and a patient's recovery (2nd Lead)
Chennai, March 25 (IANS) After waking up to the dreaded news of the state's first death of a coronavirus patient in Madurai, Tamil Nadu went to bed with the positive news of a patient being declared virus negative and set to be discharged in two days.
2020-03-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
TN sees first Covid-19 death, and a patient's recovery (2nd Lead)
Chennai, March 25 (IANS) After waking up to the dreaded news of the state's first death of a coronavirus patient in Madurai, Tamil Nadu went to bed with the positive news of a patient being declared virus negative and set to be discharged in two days.
2020-03-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Ramadoss to give Rs 3 cr for purchase of medical equipments
Chennai, March 25 (IANS) Former Union Health Minister and Rajya Sabha member Anbumani Ramadoss on Wednesday announced allocation of Rs 3 crore from his Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) for purchase of medical equipments by the Tamil Nadu government to combat the spread of coronavirus spread.
2020-03-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
One month special pay for medical staff: TN CM
Chennai, March 24 (IANS) Lauding the tireless services of doctors, nurses and others in attending to the patients suffering from Coronavirus, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday announced one month special pay for them.
2020-03-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN to provide cash of Rs 1,000, free ration to poor
Chennai, March 24 (IANS) Free supplies of ration, cash assistance of Rs 1,000 are some of the measures that have been announced by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday for the benefit of poor to tide over their livelihood problems owing to the lockdown of the state till March 31 to contain the spread of Coronavirus.
2020-03-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Home quarantine stickers to be pasted in Chennai
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Minister for Municipal Administration S.P. Velumani here on Monday said stickers stating `Home Under Quarantine' would be pasted outside 3,000 houses, here.
2020-03-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Tamil Nadu reports three more Covid-19 cases on Sunday
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu on Sunday reported three more positive coronavirus case, taking to total cases to nine.
2020-03-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
TN observes Janata Curfew, lauds selfless service of medicos (2nd Lead)
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) The people of Tamil Nadu on Sunday enthusiastically observed the 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Janata Curfew call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and remained indoors to contain the spread of coronavirus.
2020-03-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Fielding coach Sridhar's fitness tips from home for Team India
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) With gyms closed and the Indian cricket team players cooped up inside their homes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, fielding fielding coach R Sridhar is giving his boys fitness tips from home.
2020-03-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Tamil Nadu turns silent as people embrace 'Janata Curfew'
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu on Sunday turned silent as there was total shutdown in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modis call for Janata Curfew between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. as a measure to contain the spread of Coronavirus.
2020-03-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Rajinikanth urges all to observe Janata Curfew
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Saturday urged citizens to stay indoors on March 22 and follow 'Janata Curfew', as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2020-03-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Minor girl molested, killed in TN
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) In a gruesome incident near here on Saturday, a Class 5 student was molested and killed by throwing her off the terrace of a building. One person was arrested.
2020-03-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal chess elections were thrilling: Atanu Lahiri
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) Atanu Lahiri, the 44-year old chess International Master (IM), is a relieved man today. No more stints of going 'underground' and travelling without luggage, staying at various places for very short durations each time and having his chess supporters threatened by various persons.
2020-03-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19 effect: Rahman releases whole album of '99 Songs'
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman has released the whole album of his upcoming movie '99 Songs' online, and says it is a gesture to spread cheer in these "difficult times".
2020-03-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz
Bank unions call off March 27 strike
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Two major unions in the banking sector - All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) and All India Bank Officers Association (AIBOA) have called off their March 27 strike, a union leader said.
2020-03-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
TN shuts educational institutions, malls, bars till March 31
Chennai, March 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Monday ordered closure of all schools, colleges and universities (government and private), training institutes, barring medical and medicine-related institutions, till March 31 as a precaution against spread of coronavirus in the state.
2020-03-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Social distancing hasn't caught up with Chennai yet, says Ashwin
Chennai, March 16 (IANS) Ace India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been left disappointed with the way Chennai people have been handling themselves in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Scrap excise duty hike, cut oil prices: Ramadoss
Chennai, March 14 (IANS) Former Union Minister and PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss, here on Saturday, demanded scrapping of the Rs 3 a litre excise duty hike on petrol and diesel by the central government.
2020-03-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
IIT Madras' programme to skill women in technical profession
Chennai, March 14 (IANS) Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) on Saturday launched a "Career Back 2 Women (CB2Women)" initiative through its "Digital Skills Academy" to skill women who aspire to return to a technical profession after a break in their career.
2020-03-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology
TN has put NPR on hold till centre issues clarification
Chennai, March 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Revenue Minister R.B. Udhayakumar on Thursday said till the Central government gives a clarification on the three issues raised, the state government will not take up the work relating to the National Population Register (NPR) and it is put on hold.
2020-03-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN has put NPR on hold till centre issues clarification
Chennai, March 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Revenue Minister R.B. Udhayakumar on Thursday said till the Central government gives a clarification on the three issues raised, the state government will not take up the work relating to the National Population Register (NPR) and it is put on hold.
2020-03-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
DMK under pressure to prove Karunanidhi's legacy: Rajini
Chennai, March 12 (IANS) Actor Rajinikanth on Thursday said his proposed party will be facing two giants with a strong infrastructure and money power in the ensuing 2021 elections.
2020-03-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Not in CM post's race,says Rajinikanth
Chennai, March 12 (IANS) Asserting that he was not getting into politics for the sake of power, actor turned politician Rajinikanth on Thursday ruled himself out of the race for the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's post and said there was an urgent need for a change in the system.
2020-03-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Arya's latest is first Tamil film to use Indian animation
Chennai, March 11 (IANS) Tamil star Aryas new film "Teddy", directed by Shakti Soundarajan, is in the news for a special reason. "Teddy" becomes the first Tamil film to use an Indian company to design a special animated character.
2020-03-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Rolls-Royce to collaborate with IIT Madras for research
Chennai, March 9 (IANS) Global industrial technology company Rolls-Royce on Monday said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) for joint research programmes.
2020-03-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech,Technology,Education
Evacuate 17 TN travellers from ship in Egypt: PMK
Chennai, March 9 (IANS) The opposition Pattali Makkal Katchi on Monday urged the Centre to ensure evacuation of 17 Tamil Nadu residents holed up on a cruise ship anchored in Egypt following a coronavirus outbreak on board.
2020-03-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Teenaged boy from US tests negative for coronavirus
Chennai, March 9 (IANS) A teenaged boy who had arrived here from the US has tested negative for coronavirus infection, a senior Tamil Nadu Health Department official said on Monday.
2020-03-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
US-returned teenager under watch for coronavirus in Chennai
Chennai, March 8 (IANS) A 15-year old boy, who arrived here from the US along with his parents, has been taken to the government hospital after he had shown symptoms of coronavirus infection, a senior Tamil Nadu Health Department official said.
2020-03-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National