updated 1:27 AM UTC, Sep 8, 2016

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…

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…

'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…

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…

Man dies in Chennai while watching horror movie

Friday, 17 June 2016 17:13
Chennai: A 68-year-old man died while watching Hollywood horror movie "The Conjuring 2" at a cinema hall in Tamil Nadu, late on Thursday, police said.The incident occurred during the night show at Sri Balasubramaniar Cinemas in Tiruvannamalai town.G. Ram Mohan,…

AIADMK trails in Chennai

Thursday, 19 May 2016 11:48
Chennai: Although Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK was on the road to victory on Thursday, it seemed set to lose most seats in Chennai, which were battered by floods last year.According to counting trends, AIADMK candidates were trailing behind the DMK…

Six injured as train derails in Chennai

Friday, 06 May 2016 12:18
Chennai: Six passengers were injured when a Thiruvananthapuram-bound train derailed here on Thursday evening, railway police said.According to railway police, two coaches of the Trivandrum Mail derailed near Pattabiram station here around 8.15 p.m.Railway officials were involved in clearing the…
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