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NDRF personnel rescue nearly 500 persons from in and around Chennai amid heavy rainfall- Watch

NDRF personnel rescue nearly 500 persons from in and around Chennai amid heavy rainfall- Watch

13 NDRF teams, that are stationed across the region, continue to be in action and are facilitating rescue and relief operations. 

Nov 12, 2021, 17:22 PM IST
Woman cop carries unconscious man to safety amid heavy rainfall in Chennai- Watch

Woman cop carries unconscious man to safety amid heavy rainfall in Chennai- Watch

The incident took place in Chennai's T P Chatram Police station limits. The lady cop had to carry the man on her shoulder, amid heavy rainfall in the city.

Nov 11, 2021, 17:19 PM IST
IMD forecasts more rains for Tamil Nadu due to cyclonic system over Bay of Bengal

IMD forecasts more rains for Tamil Nadu due to cyclonic system over Bay of Bengal

Heavy to very heavy rains and thunderstorm activity is likely in northern regions of Tamil Nadu like Chennai, Villupuram, Cuddalore among other areas. 

Nov 07, 2021, 21:27 PM IST
Chennai witnesses heaviest rainfall since 2015, Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin visits affected areas

Chennai witnesses heaviest rainfall since 2015, Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin visits affected areas

The India Meteorological Department has stated that the 'current extremely heavy rainfall' spell over north coastal Tamil Nadu will continue on Sunday and reduce thereafter.

Nov 07, 2021, 14:51 PM IST
Heavy rains lash Chennai, Tamil Nadu authorities sound flood alert

Heavy rains lash Chennai, Tamil Nadu authorities sound flood alert

The authorities have said that the Chembarambakkam and Puzhal reservoirs would be opened to let out surplus rainwater.

Nov 07, 2021, 10:18 AM IST
Chennai Customs seize 400-year-old brass Ganesha idol meant for smuggling

Chennai Customs seize 400-year-old brass Ganesha idol meant for smuggling

According to experts, the idol is traceable to the Vijayanagara-Nayak period, the 'Nritya Ganapati' is regarded as the 15th among the 32 different forms of Ganapati. 

Nov 03, 2021, 17:32 PM IST
TN local body polls: Congress placates rebels as last day to file nomination ends

TN local body polls: Congress placates rebels as last day to file nomination ends

Congressmen have filed nomination papers in many seats much to the charge in of the state party leadership. 

Sep 23, 2021, 19:47 PM IST
Rs 100 crore bank fraud case: CBI conducts searches in Chennai, arrests two foreign nationals

Rs 100 crore bank fraud case: CBI conducts searches in Chennai, arrests two foreign nationals

According to the Central agency, the duo was allegedly on student visas and not in possession of original passports. 

Sep 21, 2021, 21:25 PM IST
Chennai customs arrest two for smuggling 3.12 kg gold wires worth Rs 1.33 cr

Chennai customs arrest two for smuggling 3.12 kg gold wires worth Rs 1.33 cr

Officials said that the gold wires were also coated in silver to evade detection by Customs. 

Sep 11, 2021, 15:07 PM IST
Tamil Nadu govt requests additional 1 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses from Centre

Tamil Nadu govt requests additional 1 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses from Centre

Tamil Nadu government urged the Centre to provide additional 1 crore vaccines for a mega vaccination drive. The drive will begin on September 12. 

Sep 07, 2021, 16:58 PM IST
Sukesh Chandrasekhar's Chennai-based sea-facing bungalow, 16 high-end luxury cars seized by ED

Sukesh Chandrasekhar's Chennai-based sea-facing bungalow, 16 high-end luxury cars seized by ED

Chandrashekhar, a 'known conman' is being probed by the Delhi Police in a case of alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating and extortion to the tune of about Rs 200 crore.

Aug 24, 2021, 14:28 PM IST
ICMR-NIE study reveals improvement in proper mask-wearing etiquette in people of Chennai

ICMR-NIE study reveals improvement in proper mask-wearing etiquette in people of Chennai

Four rounds of such surveys were conducted - October 2020, December 2020, March 2021 and July 2021. The methodology was to select 64 streets at random (32 in slums and 32 in non-slums) and observe 50

Jul 19, 2021, 13:24 PM IST
Pride Month: Madras HC issues directions to remove prejudice against LGBTQIA+ community

Pride Month: Madras HC issues directions to remove prejudice against LGBTQIA+ community

The Court also called for a change in curricula of schools and universities to educate students on understanding the LGBTQIA+ community.

Jun 08, 2021, 06:18 AM IST
IIT Madras alumni help India fight COVID-19, contribute USD 2 million for relief efforts

IIT Madras alumni help India fight COVID-19, contribute USD 2 million for relief efforts

The fundraising campaign was coordinated by the office of Alumni and Corporate Relations (ACR), IIT Madras, in association with IIT Madras Alumni Association of North America and IITM Foundation in

Jun 07, 2021, 15:01 PM IST
DAV School in Chennai responds to controversy over English question paper mentioning January 26 violence

DAV School in Chennai responds to controversy over English question paper mentioning January 26 violence

The said phrase in the English question paper asked students to write a letter to the Editor, condemning the 'terrible, violent acts of miscreants who fail to realize that country comes before

Feb 23, 2021, 15:08 PM IST
Govt has always taken care of welfare of our Tamil brothers, sisters in Sri Lanka: PM Narendra Modi at Chennai

Govt has always taken care of welfare of our Tamil brothers, sisters in Sri Lanka: PM Narendra Modi at Chennai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that through development works, his Government is ensuring the welfare of Sri Lanka's Tamil community. "The resources given by our Government for Tamils have

Feb 14, 2021, 17:42 PM IST
NCB nabs heroin smugglers with Sri Lanka-Pakistan links in Chennai

NCB nabs heroin smugglers with Sri Lanka-Pakistan links in Chennai

 Two Sri Lankan Tamils who were the main conspirators in Rs.100 cr International drugs smuggling case have been nabbed by Narcotics Control Bureau(NCB) officials in Chennai. It is learnt that the

Jan 23, 2021, 00:07 AM IST
Chennai air customs seize foreign currency worth Rs 1.04 crore; one arrested

Chennai air customs seize foreign currency worth Rs 1.04 crore; one arrested

74000 USD in 100 denominations worth Rs 53.5 lakh were seized under the Customs Act.   

Jan 09, 2021, 18:40 PM IST
Gold, drones, cigarettes worth Rs 47.8 lakh seized at Chennai airport; one arrested

Gold, drones, cigarettes worth Rs 47.8 lakh seized at Chennai airport; one arrested

807 grams of gold worth Rs 41.63 lakh, cigarettes and drones worth Rs 6.17 lakh were seized under the Customs Act.   

Dec 29, 2020, 18:52 PM IST
4.77 kg gold worth Rs 2.47 cr seized by Air Customs at Chennai; three held

4.77 kg gold worth Rs 2.47 cr seized by Air Customs at Chennai; three held

According to officials, the movement of passengers was monitored in the transit area, after they had disembarked from the flight. 

Dec 29, 2020, 00:20 AM IST