Chennai

  • Jaya writes to PM for immediate release of fishermen 13 hours 36 minutes ago

    Chennai: A few hours after Sri Lankan Navy arrested 50 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking immediate release of total 93 fishermen and 62 boats, presently in the custody of the neighbouring nation. In her letter to Modi, she referred to...
  • Civil Aviation Minister gives 2 week time to spruce up Chennai airport, warns action 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Taking a grim view of complaints regarding poor upkeep of newly-modernised Chennai airport, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday warned of action against officials showing laxity in work and gave them two weeks to spruce up the airport. At a meeting here to review the situation, Raju...
  • Chennai court to hear tax case against CM Jaya on August 7 5 days ago

    Chennai: A court on adjourned the income tax return cases against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala to August 7. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R Dakshinamurthy allowed the petitions of Jayalalithaa and Sasikala seeking adjournment citing pendency of their plea for compounding the alleged offences against them...
  • KKR to play CSK in 2014 Champions League Twenty20 opener 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will play Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural match of this year's Champions League Twenty20 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on September 17. The sixth edition of the Twenty20 tournament will be held in four Indian cities -- Hyderabad,...
  • Jayalalithaa urges PM to secure fishermen's release from Sri Lanka 6 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and secure the release of Indian fishermen and their fishing boats from Sri Lankan custody. In a letter to Modi on Tuesday, text of which was released to the media on Wednesday, Jayalalithaa said "I once...
  • Jaya writes to PM, opposes Sanskrit week celebrations in schools July 19, 2014

    Chennai: Taking strong exception to CBSE's Sanskrit Week celebrations in schools under its ambit in August, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday said it would be appropriate to have organised a 'Classical Language Week' in each state based on its linguistic heritage. As per the communication sent by the...
  • Tamil Nadu firm on compulsory Tamil for school students July 17, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Government on Thursday indicated there would be no change in Tamil being a compulsory language in the syllabus for all school students from Class I to X as mandated by a law. During a debate on grant for School Education in the Assembly, MMK member...
  • Is dress code in clubs a colonial hangover? July 15, 2014

    The recent incident of not allowing a Madras High Court judge into Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club in Chennai has triggered a controversy. It has led to a nationwide debate on the relevance of dress code which is being strictly followed by most of the clubs in India. ...
  • Rs 1,000 every month for girls saved from child marriages July 15, 2014

    Chennai: In a bid to assist minor girls saved from child marriages, the Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday announced a cash support of Rs 1,000 to each of them every month until they attain 18 years of age. Social Welfare Minister B Valarmathi on Tuesday informed the Assembly that this financial...
  • No dhoti, pyjama, slippers; elite clubs keep British legacy alive, people express outrage July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, DMK chief M Karunanidhi and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav can't enter most of the clubs across India. The reason is what they wear is not an appropriate dress for the most of the elite clubs in the country. Fortunately, these...
  • Madras HC judge denied entry into TNCA Club for wearing dhoti, DMK objects July 14, 2014

    Chennai: After a Madras High Court judge was denied entry into the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club for wearing a dhoti, DMK chief Karunanidhi has spoken out condemning the incident. He said, "Wearing dhotis is Tamil culture and a ban on dhotis is condemnable. If there's a compulsion that a...
  • Chennai: Fire breaks out in SBI building near North Beach Police Station; under control July 12, 2014

    Chennai: A fire broke out this afternoon in the second floor of an old building here, which housed the State Bank of India, police said. The fire is suspected to have been caused by an electric short circuit, they said, adding none was injured since the bank was functioning only for...
  • Chennai building collapse: DMK protests, demands CBI probe July 12, 2014

    Chennai: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam held a protest rally on Saturday demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the Chennai building collapse. Sixty-one people were killed after an 11-storey building collapsed in Chennai last month. While Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has accused the builders of the accident and promised...
  • Tamil Nadu Assembly pay tribute to Gopinath Munde July 10, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu state Assembly on Thursday paid homage to late BJP leader Gopinath Munde and some former MLAs who passed away during the inter-session period. Speaker P Dhanapal moved the resolution condoling the demise of Munde, former members of this house G Bhuvaraghan, A Malarmannan, R Umanath, R M...
  • High speed train from Mystore to Chennai July 8, 2014

    Bangalore: A high speed train would be introduced from Mysore to Chennai via Bangalore by upgrading the present rail network, Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda said on Tuesday. "While bullet trains would require new infrastructure, higher speed for existing trains will be achieved by upgrading the present network. "An effort will be...
  • Tamil Nadu: 11 dead after wall collapses in Thiruvallur, many trapped July 6, 2014

    Thiruvallur: Eleven people have lost their lives after a compound wall collapsed in Uparapalayam in Thiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday. One person has been rescued alive while many are feared trapped. Tamil Nadu Fire services teams are involved in rescue work. The 20 feet compound wall collapsed due to...
  • HC directs appointment of woman misbranded as transgender July 6, 2014

    Chennai: Coming to aid of a 24-year-old woman who was misbranded as a transgender, the Madras High Court has asked the Tamil Nadu government to appoint her as a police constable. The woman's application for the post of a constable was rejected by the authorities after being provisionally selected in 2012...
  • Building collapse: Rescue work over, site sealed July 4, 2014

    Chennai: Seven days after a 11-storeyed under construction building collapsed here, rescuers called off their massive non-stop operations on Friday as the death toll was put at 61 with no survivor or body being found during the day. Twenty seven persons - 19 men and eight women - were pulled...
  • Chennai building collapse: One-man panel an eye wash, alleges Karunanidhi July 4, 2014

    Chennai: DMK chief K Karunanidhi on Friday targeted the J Jayalalithaa government over the setting up of a one-man commission to investigate the Chennai building collapse tragedy. Alleging that the one-man commission was an eye wash to help the government escape, the veteran leader suggested a probe by the Central...
  • Chennai building collap: Death toll up to 61 July 4, 2014

    Chennai: Six days on, the death toll in the Chennai building collapse has now climbed to 61. Rescue operations are now winding down as no survivors have been pulled out in two days. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has ordered for a one-man probe commission headed by a former judge...
  • Chennai building collapse brings out major flaws in regulation of multi-storey buildings July 4, 2014

    Chennai: Seven days on, the death toll in the Chennai building collapse has now climbed to 61 and even as the city comes to terms with this tragedy, CNN-IBN finds out that there is a bigger problem at hand. There are major flaws in the regulation of multi-storey constructions in...
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll mounts to 61 July 3, 2014

    Chennai: Six days after an 11-storeyed building collapsed in the outskirts of Chennai, death toll in the tragedy has now risen to 61. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has ordered for a one-man probe commission headed by an ex-judge to look into the building collapse. The inquiry commission will probe reasons...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 3, 2014

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  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll rises to 60, Jaya orders one-man probe panel July 3, 2014

    Chennai: The death toll in the Chennai building collapse has now risen to 60. Six days on, rescue operations are still on. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has ordered for a one-man probe commission headed by an ex-judge to look into the building collapse. The inquiry commission will probe reasons for...
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll mounts to 50, rescue operations continue July 3, 2014

    Chennai: The death toll in the Chennai building collapse has now risen to 50. Six days on, rescue operations still continue with hopes to find more survivors. Twenty-seven people have been rescued so far. The government had claimed that there were 72 people inside the building when it collapsed, but...
  • News 360: TMC says 'rape for revenge' matter over, no action against MP July 2, 2014

    The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday gave a clean chit to its Lok Sabha MP Tapas Pal for his 'rape for revenge' remark. TMC MP and spokesperson Derek O'Brien said that the matter is over now. "The TMC is satisfied with the tone and tenor of the Tapas Pal's apology letter....
  • Hi-tech equipment drives NDRF's rescue work: Chennai July 2, 2014

    Chennai: Several hi-tech gadgets and equipment like Advanced Life Detector used by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel has proved to be very successful in locating and rescuing victims from under the piles of debris at the building collapse site. "Our Advanced Life Detector sends out Electromagnetic waves and it...
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll rises to 48, rescue operations on July 2, 2014

    Chennai: Five days after an under-construction building came crashing down in Chennai, the death toll has now risen to 48. Rescue operations continue to pull out five people still feared trapped. Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) constitutes 19 special teams to inspect about 330 multi-storied buildings in Chennai from Thursday. Each...
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll mounts to 33 July 1, 2014

    Chennai: Four days on and rescue operations are still on at the site where an 11-storey building collapsed in Chennai. Death toll has now risen to 33. Of the many people, mainly workers stuck in the building, 27 people have so far been pulled out of the debris. NDRF team...
  • Chennai building collapse: death toll climbs to 29, woman rescued succumbs to injuries July 1, 2014

    Chennai: Four days after an under construction building came crashing down in Chennai, the death toll has now risen to 29. Three persons were pulled out alive. One among them, Mahesh informed the authorities, that other people are still trapped inside. "Mahesh was rescued alive today besides two others. He has...