The city has come under a tight security wrap by the police for ‘Kaanum Pongal’ today. In a bid to avoid any untoward situation during ‘Kaanum Pongal’ celebration, 20,000 police personnel have been posted across the metropolis. Police have planned to provide identity cards for children to help trace those who go missing in the crowd at Marina and Besant… Continue reading "Tight security for Kaanum Pongal, 20,000 cops for Chennai alone"
Superstar Rajinikanth’s Petta and ‘Thala’ Ajith’s Viswasam opened to packed houses across Tamil Nadu during the early hours of today. It was nothing short of celebrations in front of theatres by the fans of both top stars, who bursted fire crackers, beat drums and performed paal abhishekams to the cutouts and banners of the matinee idols. With initial reviews claiming… Continue reading "Rajini’s Petta, Ajith’s Viswasam open big; fans tear banner in Chennai"
The Chennai police today arrested MLA and actor Karunas for his recent remarks against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and a police officer. In an early morning operation, special teams of police arrested him from his Saligramam residence amid tight security. The legislator, who got elected from the Tiruvadanai Assembly constituency in 2016 with the support of AIADMK,… Continue reading "Karunas arrested for hate speech"
The panel set up to probe the sex scandal in Aruppukottai, where a woman college teacher Nirmala Devi allegedly prodded students to extend sexual favours to university officials, on Thursday launched an inquiry, while the assistant professor’s lawyer claimed she faced threat in jail. Santhanam, who was appointed by Governor Banwarilal Purohit, arrived in Madurai on Thursday morning and summoned the vice-chancellor of Madurai… Continue reading "Prof sex scandal: Top officials of MKU grilled, 7 CBCID teams formed"
Tamil Nadu today approached the Supreme Court seeking contempt action against the Centre for “willful disobedience” in carrying out the mandate of the apex court on constituting the Cauvery Management Board for which the six-week deadline expired on Friday. In the 49 pages petition filed by the Tamil Nadu government it has been stated that the Central government has insulted the… Continue reading "Cauvery: TN files contempt of court plea against Centre"
Though a security guard was arrested in Nepal on Thursday in connection with a robbery in the Indian Overseas Bank’s Virugambakkam branch, the Chennai police are finding it tough to bring him to the city, due to extradition treaty between Nepal and India. Following this, they have sought the help of CBI and Interpol. “Since there are some issues in… Continue reading "Bank robbery: Chennai cops seek Centre, Interpol help to bring security guard to city"
Chennai: BMW Group Plant Chennai celebrated its 11th anniversary today at a memorable event. Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and students from the College of Engineering of Anna University, launched ‘SKILL NEXT»’, a technical skilling initiative. Together, they assembled a BMW engine and transmission at the main assembly line of BMW Group Plant Chennai to commemorate the beginning of the project.… Continue reading "BMW Group India celebrates the 11th anniversary of Plant Chennai"
Ranjani rocks in Carnatic vocal contest Ranjani got first prize in a Carnatic vocal competition held in Singapore recently. The competition was conducted by Singapore government and the participants were judged by renowned vocalist Sudha Raghunathan. Ranjani bagged first prize in national Indian music competition. Many appreciated Ranjani for her performance and wished her a bright future in music field.
The naked body of an Infosys techie was found in his dormitory in the company’s office on the outskirts of Chennai. 32-year-old Ilayaraja Arunachalam was found on a bed in the building on the Mahindra World City campus. Police said the techie had left his workstation on Monday evening, but did not reach home. His wife filed a police complaint.… Continue reading "Infosys techie found dead at office campus"
Since the Chennai Silks building which caught fire today is said to be in precarious condition, it is likely to be brought down. Minister R B Udhayakumar, Chennai collector Anbuselvan, police commissioner A K Viswanathan and other higher officials visited the spot. A major fire broke out this morning at Chennai Silks, a leading textile showroom in Usman Road, T… Continue reading "Chennai Silks building likely to be demolished"