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We have people's strength: Kamal Haasan's party Makkal Needhi Maiam turns one

We have people's strength: Kamal Haasan's party Makkal Needhi Maiam turns one

Amidst loud cheers of hundreds of supporters, actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan celebrated the first year anniversary of his political party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), which translates to “Centre

Feb 21, 2019, 11:55 AM IST
IT department raids residences of 4 members from real estate industry in Chennai

IT department raids residences of 4 members from real estate industry in Chennai

The raids are being conducted on suspicion of tax evasion and money laundering.

Feb 21, 2019, 11:05 AM IST
Flesh trade racket busted in Chennai, three women rescued

Flesh trade racket busted in Chennai, three women rescued

A special police team raided a house at Seven Wells in the city and nabbed Naresh Kumar and Anand Raj, a police release said.

Feb 18, 2019, 20:12 PM IST
IIT-Madras M.Tech student commits suicide

IIT-Madras M.Tech student commits suicide

He committed suicide in his room in Brahmaputra hostel.

Jan 29, 2019, 08:22 AM IST
Loyola College in Chennai apologises after row over exhibition showing Hindu symbols, PM Modi in bad light

Loyola College in Chennai apologises after row over exhibition showing Hindu symbols, PM Modi in bad light

While one of the exhibits featured the trishul in a painting related to violence against women, another alleged that Modi was a hegemonic and to further draw home the point likened him to a Hindu

Jan 22, 2019, 09:51 AM IST
Malaysia's Penang island attracts more Indian tourists, corporates

Malaysia's Penang island attracts more Indian tourists, corporates

The 10.37 per cent increase came despite there not being direct flights between Penang and India.

Jan 07, 2019, 16:09 PM IST
IT raids at Saravana Bhavan and 3 other popular food chain groups in Chennai

IT raids at Saravana Bhavan and 3 other popular food chain groups in Chennai

Tax sleuths added that the department is looking into allegations of under-reporting their income.

Jan 03, 2019, 15:47 PM IST
SRM students stage protest on campus alleging inaction on sexual harassment complaint

SRM students stage protest on campus alleging inaction on sexual harassment complaint

Students of SRM University at Kattankulathur area in the outskirts of Chennai staged a demonstration inside the campus Thursday night, alleging inaction by the administration on a sexual harassment

Nov 23, 2018, 13:33 PM IST
Oil spill occurs off Chennai port as hose of tanker ship snaps

Oil spill occurs off Chennai port as hose of tanker ship snaps

Kamarajar Port said that a flexible hose got snapped from the berth side and the discharge of the fuel oil was stopped by operating the emergency control button.

Nov 19, 2018, 06:53 AM IST
IIT-Madras develops India's first microprocessor 'Shakti'

IIT-Madras develops India's first microprocessor 'Shakti'

The microprocessor can be used by others as it is on par with international standards

Nov 01, 2018, 19:13 PM IST
Tamil Nadu: 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs to appeal against Madras HC order in SC

Tamil Nadu: 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs to appeal against Madras HC order in SC

The 18 disqualified MLAs are loyalists of Dhinakaran, who now heads the AMMK, and deposed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala.

Oct 26, 2018, 15:58 PM IST
TN govt extends term for Justice Arumughaswamy committee probing Jayalalithaa's death

TN govt extends term for Justice Arumughaswamy committee probing Jayalalithaa's death

The Justice Arumughaswamy Commission, which has been probing the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, on Wednesday got an extension for its term from Tamil Nadu government. 

Oct 24, 2018, 16:35 PM IST
BJP leader H Raja apologises before Madras HC for abusing judiciary, contempt case shut

BJP leader H Raja apologises before Madras HC for abusing judiciary, contempt case shut

After the unconditional apology rendered by the BJP leader, the HC closed the suo motu contempt case against him.

Oct 22, 2018, 12:31 PM IST
DUSU president was never our student: Thiruvalluvar University informs Tamil Nadu govt

DUSU president was never our student: Thiruvalluvar University informs Tamil Nadu govt

Thiruvalluvar University has informed the state government that Ankiv Baisoya was never enrolled in their university.

Oct 04, 2018, 20:48 PM IST
Alert in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry for 3 days following heavy rain warnings

Alert in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry for 3 days following heavy rain warnings

The weather department advised fishermen not to venture into the sea between October 6 and 8.

Oct 04, 2018, 11:53 AM IST
8-year-old boy among three killed after inhaling gas which from malfunctioning AC

8-year-old boy among three killed after inhaling gas which from malfunctioning AC

The 35-year-old man, his wife and son were residents of Thiruvalluvar Nagar at Koyambedu in the city.

Oct 03, 2018, 08:26 AM IST
Rs 2500 cr terminal to come up at Chennai airport: AAI official

Rs 2500 cr terminal to come up at Chennai airport: AAI official

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) on Friday confirmed the construction of a new terminal in Chennai. 

Sep 28, 2018, 18:39 PM IST
Chennai: Periyar's statue vandalised, slippers kept on head

Chennai: Periyar's statue vandalised, slippers kept on head

On Periyar's 140th birth anniversary, a statue of the social activist was vandalised by unidentified miscreants in Chennai's Tiruppur on Monday morning. A pair of slippers were kept on the statue's

Sep 17, 2018, 14:13 PM IST
Gutkha scam: Chennai ex-police commissioner George pleads innocence

Gutkha scam: Chennai ex-police commissioner George pleads innocence

George said he has not received any money from any gutkha (a tobacco product banned in Tamil Nadu) manufacturer.

Sep 07, 2018, 18:19 PM IST
Parts of Chennai to face 7-hour power cut on Monday, here's the list of areas

Parts of Chennai to face 7-hour power cut on Monday, here's the list of areas

Electricity will not be available from 9 am to 4 pm due to maintenance work.

Sep 02, 2018, 11:41 AM IST