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GIS mapping of roads, drains in Chennai launched

GIS mapping of roads, drains and high rise buildings in Chennai using drones was launched here on Tuesday by Municipal Administration Minister S P Velumani.

Nov 21, 2017, 21:19 PM IST
DMK taunts Governor; asks will he direct floor test for AIADMK govt

DMK taunts Governor; asks will he direct floor test for AIADMK govt

Opposition DMK on Tuesday took on Governor Banwarilal Purohit over the latter's assertion that he worked as per the constitution, and asked whether he would convene the state assembly to test the

Nov 21, 2017, 21:16 PM IST
Madras HC directs EC to conduct RK Nagar bypoll by Dec 31

Madras HC directs EC to conduct RK Nagar bypoll by Dec 31

The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the Election Commission to conduct the byelection to the RK Nagar Assembly constituency here, lying vacant for nearly a year, by December 31, as ordered by

Nov 21, 2017, 19:48 PM IST
No political start yet? Kamal Hassan returns donations from fans

No political start yet? Kamal Hassan returns donations from fans

Kamal Haasan - the veteran Tamil superstar - made his intentions clear through a column in a Tamil news magazine.

Nov 16, 2017, 14:23 PM IST
Doha-bound IndiGo flight suffers bird hit in Chennai, all safe

Doha-bound IndiGo flight suffers bird hit in Chennai, all safe

A Doha-bound IndiGo Airlines flight with 134 passengers and 7 cabin crew members onboard suffered a bird hit in Chennai.

Nov 16, 2017, 08:54 AM IST
Heavy rains predicted in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur; schools closed

Heavy rains predicted in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur; schools closed

Parts of interior and south Tamil Nadu may receive isolated rainfall, the Met officials said.

Nov 13, 2017, 09:01 AM IST
Kamal Haasan clarifies on Hindu terror remark row, gears up for big role in politics

Kamal Haasan clarifies on Hindu terror remark row, gears up for big role in politics

Tamil film icon Kamal Haasan had recently come under attack from pro-Hindu outfits over his comments on right-wing terrorism.

Nov 07, 2017, 20:26 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi to meet Karunanidhi in Chennai today

PM Narendra Modi to meet Karunanidhi in Chennai today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be meeting DMK president M Karunanidhi here today, both the BJP and the DMK said.

Nov 06, 2017, 10:41 AM IST
Chennai rain throws life out of gear; Met predicts more downpour in next 24 hrs

Chennai rain throws life out of gear; Met predicts more downpour in next 24 hrs

Normal life was crippled in Chennai and its suburbs on Friday as rains pounded the city for several hours from Thursday evening, resulting in 30cm of showers in some eight hours and flooding several

Nov 03, 2017, 17:20 PM IST
Heavy rain wreaks havoc in Chennai, throws traffic out of gear

Heavy rain wreaks havoc in Chennai, throws traffic out of gear

The local administration has identified 15 zones where the situation has dramatically worsened. 

Nov 02, 2017, 23:46 PM IST
Chennai rains: TN CM appoints ministers to oversee rain relief work

Chennai rains: TN CM appoints ministers to oversee rain relief work

After chairing a review meet at the Secretariat here, Palaniswami named Ministers to coordinate and take up relief work "on a war footing," in affected areas.

Nov 02, 2017, 23:05 PM IST
Met department predicts heavy rainfall for Tamil Nadu in next 24 hours

Met department predicts heavy rainfall for Tamil Nadu in next 24 hours

Tamil Nadu Meteorological Department on Tuesday warned of heavy rainfall at a few places in the state in the next twenty four hours.

Oct 31, 2017, 18:50 PM IST
Questions raised as Sasikala’s husband Natarajan undergoes organ transplant

Questions raised as Sasikala’s husband Natarajan undergoes organ transplant

Jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala’s husband M Natarajan had a successful liver and kidney transplant on Wednesday at a hospital in Chennai, which has come under scanner over alleged irregularities to

Oct 04, 2017, 21:20 PM IST
Madras HC rejects plea challenging appointment of judge to probe Jayalalithaa's death

Madras HC rejects plea challenging appointment of judge to probe Jayalalithaa's death

The Madras High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition challenging the appointment of Justice (retd) A Arumugasamy as a one-man commission of inquiry to probe the death of AIADMK leader J

Oct 04, 2017, 18:47 PM IST
Sasikala's parole plea under consideration: Prison official

Sasikala's parole plea under consideration: Prison official

"Yesterday, we received an application from Sasikala, urging us to release her on a 15-day parole. She has said that her husband is unwell and admitted in a hospital in Chennai. Our legal cell is

Oct 03, 2017, 19:04 PM IST
Jailed AIADMK leader Sasikala's husband critical, but not on ventilator support

Jailed AIADMK leader Sasikala's husband critical, but not on ventilator support

Jailed former AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala‘s husband N Maruthappa, who was admitted to the Liver Intensive Care Unit of a Chennai-based hospital, still remains critical, according to reports

Sep 27, 2017, 06:10 AM IST
Have video of Jayalalithaa undergoing treatment at hospital, will give it to probe panel: TTV Dhinakaran

Have video of Jayalalithaa undergoing treatment at hospital, will give it to probe panel: TTV Dhinakaran

 Ousted AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran claimed on Monday that his aunt and ‘expelled’ party General Secretary VK Sasikala has a video recording of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa when

Sep 25, 2017, 13:07 PM IST
AIADMK infighting: No floor test in TN Assembly for now, rules Madras High Court

AIADMK infighting: No floor test in TN Assembly for now, rules Madras High Court

The petition in the Madras High Court was filed by P Vetrivel, one of the 18 AIADMK MLAs disqualified by the Speaker.

Sep 20, 2017, 12:26 PM IST
Madras HC to hear plea of 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs tomorrow

Madras HC to hear plea of 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs tomorrow

Adding a fresh twist to the ongoing infighting in Tamil Nadu's ruling party AIADMK, the Madras High Court on Tuesday allowed the plea of 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs for urgent hearing on Wednesday.

Sep 19, 2017, 11:04 AM IST
18 AIADMK MLAs loyal to Dhinakaran disqualified by Tamil Nadu assembly speaker

18 AIADMK MLAs loyal to Dhinakaran disqualified by Tamil Nadu assembly speaker

In a major blow to ousted AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran, the Speaker of Tamil Nadu's State Assembly, P Dhanapal, on Monday disqualified 18 MLAs loyal to him.

Sep 18, 2017, 11:16 AM IST