Months after announcing that new districts would be created, the Tamil Nadu government has now redrawn revenue boundaries of new districts and created districts of Tenkasi, Tirupathur, Ranipet, Chengalpet and Kallakurichi. In the process, the erstwhile Tirunelveli, Vellore, Kancheepuram and Villupuram districts were either bifurcated or trifurcated. The Kancheepuram district will comprise of Uthiramerur, Sriperumbudur, Walajabad and Kundrathur Taluks. Kanchipuram… Continue reading "TN gets 5 new districts, southern suburbs of Chennai go under Chengalpattu"
The 2019 North-East monsoon arrived quietly over Tamil Nadu and adjoining Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala a day ahead of the forecast date, marked by widespread rainfall over the region. The city experienced continuous rainfall on Thursday morning, becoming the wettest northeast monsoon day in Chennai since November 2017. According to the Regional Meteorological Centre in Chennai, light to moderate… Continue reading "Heavy rain warning: Chennai and other parts of TN to get good spell of showers"
The Chennai and Kanchipuram police are gearing up to provide unprecedented security cover ahead of the summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping to be held in Mamallapuram. While policemen are already involved in taking details of foreign tourists visiting Mamallapuram, the entire stretch of ECR and OMR have also been brought under tight vigil with multi… Continue reading "Chennai, Mahabs get ready for Modi-Xi meet: Tight security, civic facelift & more"
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"