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  • Ahead of elections, AIADMK loses support of farmers over Chennai-Salem expressway project Dec 22, 2020 07:30 PM IST

    Ahead of elections, AIADMK loses support of farmers over Chennai-Salem expressway project

    Although the Rs 10,000 crore project is expected to cut down travel time from Chennai to the industrial hubs in and around Salem by nearly two and half hours, people have opposed it because it would involve clearing 1,900 hectares of land including 50 hectares of forest.

  • IIT Madras COVID-19 cases rise to 191; neighbouring Anna University reports 6 infections Dec 16, 2020 05:17 PM IST

    IIT Madras COVID-19 cases rise to 191; neighbouring Anna University reports 6 infections

    Students at Anna University were also tested after two persons complained of fever.

  • Tamil Nadu not to reopen schools for classes 9 to 12 on November 16 Nov 12, 2020 08:08 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu not to reopen schools for classes 9 to 12 on November 16

    Colleges and universities in Tamil Nadu will be reopening from December 2 for research scholars and final year postgraduate students of science and technology streams.

  • Coronavirus India | Tamil Nadu students can access lessons via 14 TV channels from August 1 Jul 24, 2020 06:18 PM IST

    Coronavirus India | Tamil Nadu students can access lessons via 14 TV channels from August 1

    Tamil Nadu Education Minister KA Sengottiyan announced on July 23 that the lessons will be imparted through 14 TV channels.

  • Tamil Nadu government wants to expand use of Siddha for COVID-19 treatment Jun 24, 2020 07:06 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu government wants to expand use of Siddha for COVID-19 treatment

    Upholding how centuries of wisdom has shaped Siddha, Tamil Nadu Development Minister K Pandiarajan has argued that adopting the “unscientific” treatment method would not put the lives of patients at risk.

  • Unlock 1.0 rules for Tamil Nadu: What is allowed, what is not  Jun 08, 2020 01:31 PM IST

    Unlock 1.0 rules for Tamil Nadu: What is allowed, what is not 

    Starting June 8, public transport services will resume partially in Tamil Nadu, except in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, and Chengalpet due to the high number of coronavirus cases reported from these districts.

  • GST rollout biggest reform taken as part of systemic reform: Nirmala Sitharaman Jan 23, 2019 02:58 PM IST

    GST rollout biggest reform taken as part of systemic reform: Nirmala Sitharaman

    In her address at the Tamil Nadu government's second Global Investors' Meet (GIM), the Defence Minister said the government has ensured that systemic reforms were taken up with 'courage.'

  • SC refuses to stay NGT order to reopen Sterlite plant Jan 08, 2019 12:16 PM IST

    SC refuses to stay NGT order to reopen Sterlite plant

    A bench, headed by Justice R F Nariman, sought response from Vedanta on the state government's appeal against the National Green Tribunal's (NGT's) order to reopen the plant.

  • Steps taken to attract investments worth Rs 45,000 cr: Tamil Nadu govt Aug 31, 2018 09:12 PM IST

    Steps taken to attract investments worth Rs 45,000 cr: Tamil Nadu govt

    In his inaugural address at the three-day Surface and Coating Expo, organised here by trade body CII, Sampath said Tamil Nadu, with a GDP of 8.03 per cent in 2017-18, was one of the top three industrialised states in the country.

  • Tamil Nadu govt unveils draft forest policy Jul 25, 2018 01:26 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu govt unveils draft forest policy

    According to the Vision Tamil Nadu 2023 document released by former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in 2014, preserving the ecology was one of the themes of the document which aims at increasing forest cover, protection of wetlands and other waterbodies in the state.

  • Tamil Nadu government releases Ecotourism policy 2017 Jun 28, 2018 03:01 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu government releases Ecotourism policy 2017

    Ecotourism sites identified and developed will have their uniqueness and value in terms of aesthetic, natural, cultural and landscape characteristics which will be recognised and developed into a ecotourism product with which the site could be recognised in future.

  • Tamil Nadu to ban use of plastic items from 2019 Jun 05, 2018 01:50 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu to ban use of plastic items from 2019

    Late chief minister J Jayalalithaa had earlier constituted an expert panel on the issue that had suggested banning plastic products, including bags, plates and cups, and recommended that traditional items such as plantain leaves and plates made of palm leaves be used, Palaniswami said.

  • Ready to proceed with hearing in Nissan case, Tamil Nadu informs HC Mar 22, 2018 02:30 PM IST

    Ready to proceed with hearing in Nissan case, Tamil Nadu informs HC

    Earlier, when the case had come up before Justice Anita Sumanth, senior counsel P S Raman, appearing for Nissan, had hinted at the possibility of an amicable solution with the government.

  • New power projects being set up at a cost of Rs 53890 cr: TN CM Jan 30, 2018 08:40 AM IST

    New power projects being set up at a cost of Rs 53890 cr: TN CM

    After laying the foundation stone of Stage-I of Udangudi Super Critical Thermal Power Project, he said as the demand for electricity is expected to increase in the future, "constructive steps" are being taken by the government to increase generation.

  • Tamil Nadu govt moves HC against Nissan, says firm's claim exaggerated Dec 05, 2017 01:10 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu govt moves HC against Nissan, says firm's claim exaggerated

    Opposing the arbitration under the Indo-Japanese Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), the state government said it was not the remedy.

  • Tamil Nadu to formulate new integrated textile policy, says CM K Palaniswami Aug 07, 2017 03:05 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu to formulate new integrated textile policy, says CM K Palaniswami

    "A new integrated textile policy will be formulated," the Chief Minister said in his address at National Hand Tex 2017 to mark the Third National Handloom Day. Palaniswami, however, did not elaborate.

  • Tamil Nadu warns those charging rates beyond stipulated GST Jul 03, 2017 02:17 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu warns those charging rates beyond stipulated GST

    "If anybody charges rates beyond GST, stern action will be taken against them," Finance Minister D Jayakumar told reporters here.

  • Centre proposes Rs 200 cr JV with Tamil Nadu for water transport Jun 09, 2017 03:33 PM IST

    Centre proposes Rs 200 cr JV with Tamil Nadu for water transport

    "We have given a proposal by which we can make a joint venture between Tamil Nadu government and our Ministry," the Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways said. Addressing reporters after inaugurating a slew of initiatives at the Kamarajar Port Limited (KPL) at Ennore near here, Gadkari said "our stake holder port will invest more than Rs 200 crore as equity," in this JV.

  • Tamil Nadu govt has waived Rs 5,482 cr farmers loans so far: Minister Jun 04, 2017 03:21 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu govt has waived Rs 5,482 cr farmers loans so far: Minister

    Keeping agricultural improvement in mind, the government is granting free fodder to milch animals and fertiliser at subsidised prices, he said at a function at nearby Gobichettipalayam yesterday to distribute welfare measures worth Rs 28 lakh to the public.

  • Investments worth Rs 15,000 cr in pipeline: Tamil Nadu government May 12, 2017 09:44 AM IST

    Investments worth Rs 15,000 cr in pipeline: Tamil Nadu government

    "Tamil Nadu continues to be a favourite destination for investors and committed investments are taking roots within the investment period as per the MoUs," an official release said in response to media reports on investments by auto-majors KIA Motor and Ford outside the state.

  • Ford invested in Gujarat to cut on freight costs: Tamil Nadu govt May 12, 2017 09:30 AM IST

    Ford invested in Gujarat to cut on freight costs: Tamil Nadu govt

    Responding to media reports that major investors like Ford had invested outside Tamil Nadu, the state government today said the reason cited by Ford to establish their factory in Gujarat was to provide "better logistics solution" and "service delivery mechanism."

  • Tamil Nadu govt launches 5 mobile quality control labs to check infra May 10, 2017 01:23 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu govt launches 5 mobile quality control labs to check infra

    Chief Minister K Palaniswami flagged off the mobile quality control units, valued at Rs 2.35 crore, at an event held here, an official release here said.

  • Jayalalithaa's medical report made public by TN Govt Mar 06, 2017 07:09 PM IST

    Jayalalithaa's medical report made public by TN Govt

    The Tamil Nadu government on Monday made public the medical report of the late chief minister J Jayalalithaa to “put to rest speculation surrounding her hospitalisation, treatment and death”.

  • Validating farmers bank a/cs to deposit subsidy: govt official Feb 28, 2017 07:32 PM IST

    Validating farmers bank a/cs to deposit subsidy: govt official

    Tamil Nadu Government has undertaken an exercise to validate the bank accounts of farmers for depositing the relief assistance announced by Chief Minister K Palaniswami, a senior Revenue Department official said today.

  • TN govt forms panel to go into 7th pay commission suggestions Feb 22, 2017 01:54 PM IST

    TN govt forms panel to go into 7th pay commission suggestions

    Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced constituting a five-member panel headed by Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, K Shanmugam for this purpose.

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