updated 12:02 PM UTC, May 24, 2017

Jayalalithaa completes 100 days in office

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 12:18
Chennai: People in Tamil Nadu woke up to full-page advertisements in newspapers about the achievements of Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK government during its first 100 days of rule.Writing off the outstanding crop loans given by cooperative banks to over 16.94…

Delhi Half Marathon on November 20, registrations open

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 09:02
New Delhi: Registrations for the 12th Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM) were declared open here on Tuesday with the organisers expecting around 34,000 running enthusiasts to participate across various events on November 20.The total prize money for the event, which…

TN farmers demanding Cauvery water release arrested

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 17:42
Chennai: Thousands of farmers across Tamil Nadu were arrested on Tuesday as they agitated demanding release of Cauvery river water by Karnataka for their crops, said police.The protest was very strong in Thanjavur, Trichy, Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam, and various political…

Online pharmacy Netmeds to expand network

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 17:02
Chennai: Online pharmacy Netmeds Marketplace Ltd will set up product stocking and packing hubs in eight cities to cater to increased demand and cut short delivery time, CEO and Founder Pradeep Dadha said.He said organised retail can provide valuable data…

Jayalalithaa drops minister from cabinet

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 07:50
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Monday dropped Minister for Milk and Dairy Development S.P. Shanmuganathan from her cabinet.According to a statement issued by Raj Bhavan, Governor K. Rosaiah has accepted Jayalalithaa's recommendation to drop Shanmuganathan and induct…

Second nuclear power unit at Kudankulam connected to grid

Monday, 29 August 2016 17:15
Chennai: The second 1,000 MW unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu was connected to the grid on Monday, said a senior official."The second unit of KNPP was connected to the grid at 11.17 a.m. The…

Tamil Nadu protests Andhra's plan to raise check dam height

Friday, 01 July 2016 17:32
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa on Friday lodged a strong protest with her Andhra Pradesh counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu for raising the height of a check dam across Palar river in his state's Chittoor district.In a letter to Naidu…

'Kabali' airline took over a month to design

Friday, 01 July 2016 14:09
Chennai: AirAsia India, the official airline partner of superstar Rajinikanth's Tamil actioner "Kabali" and which has a special aircraft bearing the images of the star, spent over a month in designing the livery."It was the work of one person. The…

Tamil Nadu woman set to create yoga world record

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 12:05
Chennai: On the second International Yoga Day on Tuesday, a woman advocate in Tamil Nadu is progressing to set a world record for continuous performance of yoga asanas or exercises.K.P. Ranjana, 34, an advocate by profession and a martial art…

Thousands perform yoga in Chennai

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 12:04
Chennai: Thousands of people performed yoga across Chennai on Tuesday to mark the second International Yoga Day.Some schools asked students to reach early on for the yoga exercises.At the sprawling YMCA grounds, thousands performed yoga for two hours. The event…