After the Deepavali festival was celebrated in the state for the first time after the Supreme Court order on the two hour window came into force, it has emerged that air pollution levels dipped across Tamil Nadu. The state pollution control board has said that pollution levels dipped across Tamil Nadu during the festival, during which people burst firecrackers. Meanwhile,… Continue reading "Pollution levels dip in TN during Deepavali, over 1000 cases filed across state"
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Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit, chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and other leaders of the state today conveyed their Deepavali greetings to people. In his message, the governor said, “Deepavali the festival of lights is a day of rejoicing and joy. People in all parts of India, young and old alike celebrate the festival with gaiety and festivity.” He added:… Continue reading "Governor, CM convey Deepavali greetings to TN people"
Food Safety Department officials conducted raids at sweet-making units and sweet shops in the state ahead of Deepavali festival. M Somasundaram, Designated Officer, Food Safety, said that the revelation during the recent raids was the network of suppliers and manufacturing units that sell and use broken or spoilt eggs. “Yesterday, we raided a bakery products and snacks manufacturing unit on… Continue reading "Deepavali: Raids by multiple departments acrross TN"
Apparently dropping hints about his political entry, Superstar Rajinikanth today said one can come late, but should achieve grand success on arrival. He said this at the trailer launch of 2.0 in Chennai today. Though he was quick to say that he was not meaning politics but was talking about the film’s delay, this was an enough hint for his… Continue reading "I will be late, but will be sure-shot success: Rajini"
Northeast monsoon rains have finally arrived with a bang lashing the delta regions even at a time when there wasn’t any major weather development over Bay of Bengal. According to Met Department, this is just the beginning as the heavy rainfall has been predicted in the next 24 hours. So, people can now get ready for the what can be… Continue reading "Heavy rains in delta districts, more showers predicted"
The Tamil Nadu government on Friday said people would be allowed to burst firecrackers between 6 am and 7 am and 7 pm and 8 pm on Diwali, in line with the Supreme Court directive. A state government release also urged people of the state to burst crackers with low decibel and pollution levels. The statement said since the Apex… Continue reading "TN fixes time slot, issues regulations for bursting crackers during Deepavali"
A Deepavali-eve strike proposed by 108 Ambulance Workers Union has been restrained by the Madras high court, for the second consecutive year. A division bench of Justice S Manikumar and Justice Subramonium Prasad issued the interim injunction on Thursday, on a plea moved by P Selvarajan of Salem who sought to declare the strike call as illegal. The judges referred… Continue reading "HC stays ambulance workers strike, warns of strict action"
The CB-CID has arrested five more persons in connection with the robbery which took place on the moving Salem-Chennai Express two years ago. Reports said the men were produced before the Magistrate on Tuesday. A gang had robbed Rs 5.78 crores of soiled currency notes by cutting open the roof of the moving train using gas cutters when it was… Continue reading "5 more arrested in Salem-Chennai train heist"
The Supreme Court today partly allowed the Tamil Nadu’s plea to modify its own earlier order setting a 8 pm to 10 pm deadline for cracker bursting. The Tamil Nadu government yesterday urged the Supreme Court to allow bursting of firecrackers on Diwali morning as per religious practices in the state, besides the already permitted period between 8 PM to… Continue reading "SC says crackers can be burst only for 2 hours, but allows TN to decide time"
In the wake of serious sexual charges made against leading musicians under the #MeToo movement, The Federation of City Sabhas, Chennai, has formed a panel to probe the allegations. A statement from the organisation, said, “The Federation of City Sabhas, Chennai notes with a deep sense of anguish the recent complaints of sexual harassment from the field of performing arts.… Continue reading "Chennai Sabhas form panel to probe sexual charges against musiciansz"