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TN Guv gives nod to Vanniyar reservation Bill
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has accorded his assent to a Bill to provide 10.5 per cent internal quota to the Vanniyakula Kshatriya community within the reservation for Most Backward Classes (MBC) and Denotified Communities (DC).
2021-02-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
RSS has destroyed institutions and free press: Rahul
Chennai, Feb 27 (IANS) Congress leader and former AICC president Rahul Gandhi has charged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS) has destroyed the free press and institutions in the country in a systematic manner over the past six years. He was addressing a meeting of advocates at VO Chidambaram college hall, Tuticorn, on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Countdown begins for PSLV rocket's one of longest missions
Chennai, Feb 27 (IANS) The countdown for India's one of the longest rocketing by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket carrying 19 satellites began at 8.54 a.m. on Saturday, said a top official of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
2021-02-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech
Fierce political battle likely in TN, Puduchery
Chennai, Feb 26 (IANS) Even before the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday announced that Tamil Nadu and Puduchery will go to the polls in a single phase on April 6, political parties here had already got into the election mode.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Ahead of assembly polls TN CM waives loans taken by poor, SHGs
Chennai, Feb 26 (IANS) It is loan waiver season in Tamil Nadu ahead of the assembly polls.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Veteran CPI leader Pandian passes away
Chennai, Feb 26 (IANS) Former Member of Parliament and CPI leader D.Pandian (88) died here on Friday owing to prolonged illness.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
DMK, Congress 'brainstorm' on looting people: PM Modi
Coimbatore, Feb 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a scathing attack on the DMK and Congress said the leaders of the two parties "brainstorm" on looting the people.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Tuticorin Port to be developed as transhipment port: Modi
Coimbatore, Feb 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the V.O.Chidambaranar (VOC) Port or the Tuticorin Port will be developed into a major transhipment port and a new multi modal logistics park will be set up near Sriperumbudur.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
IIT team identifies sustainable source for anti-cancer drug
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras researchers have identified a sustainable and high-yielding alternative source for the anti-cancer drug Camptothecin.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Health/Medicine
Rehearsal for Feb 28 launch of India's rocket completed
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday said it had completed the launch rehearsal of its rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C51 (PSLV-C51).
2021-02-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech
All students of classes 9, 10, 11 declared pass: TN CM
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday announced that students of Classes 9, 10 and 11 will be declared passed without writing their annual/board exams for the academic year 2020-21.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
Small modular nuclear reactors are now beautiful for plant makers
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) For global nuclear power plant makers, small is now beautiful and they are looking at populating their small modular reactors across the world, said industry experts.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech,Technology,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife
Sasikala asks Amma's followers to unite for Assembly polls
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J. Jayalalithaa's close aide and expelled AIADMK leader, V.K. Sasikala on Wednesday renewed her call to the 'cadres of Amma (ex-Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa)' to come together to win the Assembly elections.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Committee to probe sexual harassment complaint against TN Special DGP
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has set up a six-member committee to probe the alleged sexual harassment complaint lodged by a female IPS officer against Rajesh Das, IPS, Special Director General of Police (DGP- Law and Order).
2021-02-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
TN govt to make Chennai a FinTech hub
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu government will soon come out with a new FinTech Policy to make Chennai a global hub for such enterprises, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said on Tuesday.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Politics
Tamil Nadu to buy 12,000 buses including 2,000 electric
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) Moving towards clean and green fuel, Tamil Nadu will buy 12,000 new buses out of which 2,000 will be electric ones, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said on Tuesday.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
TN launches accident-cum-life insurance scheme for BPL families
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has launched an accident-cum-life insurance scheme for the benefit of the below poverty line families in the state, said Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Tuesday.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
TN spent Rs 13,352 crore to fight Covid-19: State govt
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has spent a total of Rs 13,352.85 crore in preventing the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said on Tuesday.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Venkatesh to star in Telugu remake of 'Drishyam 2'
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) Director Jeethu Joseph, who directed Malayalam movie 'Drishyam 2', has teamed up with Telugu superstar Venkatesh to make the Tollywood remake of the film.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India's first film on mud racing titled 'Muddy' to open in 5 languages
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) Tamil star Vijay Sethupati announced India's first film on mud racing titled Muddy, with a motion poster he unveiled on Saturday. The film will release in five languages -- Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab Kings strengthen team with 9 new buys at IPL auction
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) Punjab Kings on Thursday brought onboard nine new players at the IPL mini auction. With a heavy mix of talent up for grabs at the auction, Punjab Kings fought hard, taking calculated risks to get the players of their choice.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
RCB most drained out IPL franchise after mini player auction
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Eight Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises spent Rs.145.30 crore to buy 57 players, including 22 from overseas, at an Indian Premier League mini-auction here on Thursday. The amount spent is around 74 per cent of the total purse that teams had for this auction.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
CSK rejects Chawla, Harbhajan & Jadhav strike it rich
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) mini-auction on Thursday provided a few ageing Indian cricketers, discarded by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) recently, a fresh lease of life and a few crores to boot.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
No clarity on IPL 2021 venue as of now: SunRisers mentor VVS Laxman
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) The Indian cricket board is yet to decide on the venue for the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) even as the eight franchises finalised their squads for the 14th edition of the tournament at Thursday's auction.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Rajasthan Royals buy Morris with record Rs.16.25cr IPL bid (Round-up)
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Chris Morris on Thursday fetched 22 times his base price (Rs.75 lakh) for the highest-ever bid of Rs.16.25 crore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history as Rajasthan Royals (RR) picked the South African fast bowling all-rounder after an intense bidding war with Punjab Kings at an auction here.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
List of sold and unsold cricketers at IPL auction
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) At Thursday's mini auction, South African fast bowling all-rounder Chris Morris set an all-time record of Rs.16.25 crore in the Indian Premier League (IPL), beating Yuvraj Singh's Rs.16 crore, a price that Delhi Daredevils had paid to buy him in 2015.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Lucky to have Steve Smith so cheap: DC assistant coach Kaif
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Delhi Capitals (DC) were lucky to get Australia batting mainstay Steve Smith for just Rs 2.2 crore and the franchise was willing to pay even more for him, said DC assistant coach Mohammed Kaif while speaking to the media on Thursday.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Morris gets highest ever IPL bid of Rs.16.25 crore from RR (2nd Lead)
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Chris Morris on Thursday fetched the highest ever bid of Rs.16.25 crore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history as Rajasthan Royals (RR) picked the South African pace bowling all-rounder after intense bidding war with Punjab Kings at a player auction here, even as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) made the other big moves. Morris's base price was Rs.75 lakh.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Morris gets highest ever IPL bid of Rs.16.25; Maxwell Rs.14.25 cr
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) South Africa's Chris Morris on Thursday fetched the highest ever bid of Rs 16.25 crore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history as Rajasthan Royals (RR) picked the pace-bowling all-rounder after intense competition with Punjab Kings at a player auction here. The base price of 33-year-old Morris, who didn't have a great 2020 IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), was Rs.75 lakh.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Chris Morris: From RCB reject to hot property (Profile)
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris who on Thursday attracted the highest ever bid in Indian Premier League (IPL) history, of Rs.16.25 crore, will ramp up the Rajasthan Royals bowling line-up who were desperate to find support for their pace spearhead Jofra Archer of England.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Morris becomes IPL's highest ever paid player with Rs.16.25 cr
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) South Africa's Chris Morris on Thursday fetched the highest ever bid of Rs 16.25 crore in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL) as Rajasthan Royals (RR) picked the pace-bowling all-rounder at a player auction after intense competition from Punjab Kings. Morris's base price was Rs.75 lakh.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Vivo back as Indian Premier League title sponsor
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) The Indian Premier League chairman Brijesh Patel on Thursday confirmed that Vivo has returned as title sponsor for the T20 tournament this year after staying away last year.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
IIT team shows way for effective drugs to treat HIV/AIDS
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras researchers are working on a new idea that may help develop effective drugs for treating HIV/AIDS.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Technology,Health/Medicine
England coach Silverwood says sorry for leaving Moeen in lurch
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) England coach Chris Silverwood has apologised after Moeen Ali's departure from the bio-bubble led to a controversy as it appeared that he was doing it on his own volition and not as per the plan of the England and Wales Cricket Board.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Indian team to depart for Ahmedabad on Thursday
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) The Indian cricket team will leave for Ahmedabad on Thursday afternoon for the remaining two Tests against England while the Indian Premier League auctions will be underway here.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
India working to reduce energy import dependence, says PM
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that India is working to meet growing energy demand, while reducing its energy import dependence and also diversifying import sources.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Politics
In bowler-friendly IPL auction, focus on batsman Steve Smith
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) mini-auction on Thursday could see a huge demand for bowlers even as Australian batsmen Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, and Glenn Maxwell, England's Dawid Malan, all-rounders Chris Morris of South Africa and Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan could be the hottest properties.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Kohli and Ashwin laud debutant Axar for his composure
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) India's senior players, skipper Virat Kohli and R Ashwin have lavished praise on debutant Axar Patel, who became only the sixth Indian bowler to take a five-wicket haul on debut, for showing no signs of nervousness in his first match. His haul helped India beat England by 317 runs in the second Test to bring the series level at 1-1.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Practiced batting at home during Covid-19 lockdown: Ashwin
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) India off-spinner R Ashwin on Tuesday attributed his success with the bat in recent times to preparations at home during Covid-19 lockdown.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Ashwin wants Indians to be proud of winning on pitches that aid turn
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) India off-spinner R Ashwin said on Tuesday that Indian cricketing fraternity needs to magnanimously deflect away criticism of Indian cricket pitches when it comes from overseas cricketers.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
5 women die as cargo vehicle plunges into canal in TN
Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu), Feb 16 (IANS) Five women died at Maniyachi near Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu after a cargo vehicle in which they were travelling went out of control and plunged into a canal on Tuesday.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Axer Patel 6th Indian spinner to bag 5-wicket haul on Test debut
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Axar Patel on Tuesday became the sixth Indian spinner to take a five-wicket haul on debut in a Test match. The 20-year-old bowler bagged five for 60 runs -- 21-5-60-5 -- to play a lead role in India's 317-run win over England in the second Test at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
2nd Test: India score biggest win by runs over England, level series 1-1 (3rd ld)
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Debutant left-arm spinner Axar Patel's five-wicket haul in the second innings, coupled with Ravichandran Ashwin's all-round performance, helped India score an authoritative 317-run win - their biggest-ever by runs against England -- in the second Test here on Tuesday. The win levelled the four-match series 1-1.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
WTC Final: Aus have it easy thanks to Covid-19 as Eng, Ind battle
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) India and England, who are battling each other to reach the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, have had to play multiple series away from home while Australia, who also remain in strong contention, have played little Test cricket outside their country.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
2nd Test stats: India's biggest win over England by runs
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) India recorded their biggest ever Test win against England in terms of runs on Tuesday when they beat Joe Root's team by 317 runs in the second match at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium. It is also India's fifth highest ever win by runs.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
India outplayed us; it was an education for us: England captain Root
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) The second Test against India was an education for England on how to play in conditions favouring spin bowlers, said England captain Joe Root after his team lost the second Test by 317 runs to India on Tuesday. The win helped India level the four-match series 1-1 at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
2nd Test: India roar to 317-run win vs England, level series 1-1 (2nd ld)
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Debutant left-arm spinner Axar Patel's five-wicket haul in England's second innings -- coupled with Ravichandran Ashwin's all-round performance -- made India's job easy as they registered a commanding 317-run win in the second Test on Tuesday, and level the four-match series 1-1.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Moeen Ali pulls out of last two Tests, Bairstow returns to Eng squad
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) All-rounder Moeen Ali has opted out of the remainder of the series and decided to return home. He won't play the last two Test matches.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Crowd gave me a hero's feeling every time I bowled: Ashwin
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Tuesday dedicated his Man-of-the-Match-winning all-round performance in the second Test against England to the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium 'Chepauk' crowd in his home city. He captured eight wickets in the match and scored a century to propel India to a 317-run win.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
We showed grit, detremination; toss didn't matter: Kohli
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli credited his teammates for the application they showed with the bat -- and also praised the crowd at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium -- during the second Test against England that the host won by 317 runs on Tuesday and levelled the four-match series 1-1.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket