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  • In talks with 'like-minded' parties for alliance, says Kamal Haasan ahead of Tamil Nadu elections Mar 04, 2021 08:06 AM IST

    In talks with 'like-minded' parties for alliance, says Kamal Haasan ahead of Tamil Nadu elections

    "Many parties are holding discussions and some like the AISMK shook hands. We will decide on alliance first before a confab on seat-sharing," Kamal Haasan said.

  • Tamil Nadu Assembly poll: Congress seeks fair deal from DMK based on mutual respect Mar 03, 2021 08:07 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu Assembly poll: Congress seeks fair deal from DMK based on mutual respect

    Dinesh Rao, former President of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, said he is reaching Chennai on Wednesday and further meetings on seat-sharing are slated on Thursday and Friday.

  • COVID-19: Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Karnataka continue to see upsurge in new cases Mar 03, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    COVID-19: Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Karnataka continue to see upsurge in new cases

    Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 7,863. It is followed by Kerala with 2,938, while Punjab reported 729 new cases.

  • Congress forms screening panels for Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala and Puducherry polls Mar 02, 2021 08:57 PM IST

    Congress forms screening panels for Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala and Puducherry polls

    The screening committee of the Congress for the eight-phased West Bengal Assembly polls starting March 27 will have Delhi leader J P Aggarwal as its chairman.

  • COVID-19 update | Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till March 31 Feb 28, 2021 10:23 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till March 31

    In containment zones, the restrictions as recommended by the Ministry of Home Affairs would be strictly enforced, the Tamil Nadu government's order said.

  • Sad I cant talk in Tamil: After PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah plays language card Feb 28, 2021 08:10 PM IST

    Sad I cant talk in Tamil: After PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah plays language card

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly radio address, Mann Ki Baat, praised the Tamil Language and its rich literature, and regretted that he could never learn the language.

  • IT department detects Rs 220 crore black income after raids on Tamil Nadu-based tiles manufacturer Feb 28, 2021 08:55 AM IST

    IT department detects Rs 220 crore black income after raids on Tamil Nadu-based tiles manufacturer

    The CBDT said in a statement that Rs 8.30 crore cash was seized during the raids on the group engaged in the business of manufacture and sale of tiles and sanitaryware. The group is the "leader" in tiles business in south India.

  • Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2021: AIADMK clinches seat-sharing agreement with PMK Feb 27, 2021 08:31 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2021: AIADMK clinches seat-sharing agreement with PMK

    The Election Commission on Friday announced the schedule of assembly polls for Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Assam, West Bengal, and Kerala on Friday.

  • Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2021 | To conduct polls, Rs 100 plus crore needed: Dy CM Feb 27, 2021 04:48 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2021 | To conduct polls, Rs 100 plus crore needed: Dy CM

    Placing the Final Supplementary Estimates for Rs 21,172.82 crore, Panneerselvam, who holds the Finance portfolio said it includes various items of additional expenditure necessitated on government account in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and other urgent requirements.

  • Tamil Nadu Assembly Polls | Ahead of elections, K Palaniswami waives loans taken by poor, SHGs Feb 26, 2021 04:30 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu Assembly Polls | Ahead of elections, K Palaniswami waives loans taken by poor, SHGs

    CM K Palaniswami announced in the state assembly the waiving of loans taken by pledging ornaments by the poor and farm labourers and women self help groups from cooperative societies and cooperative banks.

  • Dilip Buildcon emerges lowest bidder for road projects in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry Feb 26, 2021 10:32 AM IST

    Dilip Buildcon emerges lowest bidder for road projects in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

    "The company has been declared as L-1 bidder for the tenders floated by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)... in the state of Tamil Nadu and Union Territory of Puducherry," the company said in a regulatory filing.

  • COVID-19 tally in Tamil Nadu crosses 8.50 lakh; adds 467 new cases, 5 fatalities Feb 25, 2021 10:30 PM IST

    COVID-19 tally in Tamil Nadu crosses 8.50 lakh; adds 467 new cases, 5 fatalities

    Chennai accounted for the maximum infections with 168, taking the total to 2,35,005 till date.

  • Tamil Nadu govt enhances retirement age of its employees to 60 years Feb 25, 2021 02:43 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu govt enhances retirement age of its employees to 60 years

    Chief Minister K Palaniswami who raised the retirement age of government employees by a year, made an announcement in the Assembly under rule 110 that the increase will apply to all serving government employees including government and aided educational institutions, PSUs and local bodies, and those who retire on May 31, 2021.

  • PM Modi to address convocation ceremony of Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University on Friday Feb 24, 2021 10:53 PM IST

    PM Modi to address convocation ceremony of Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University on Friday

    The university is named after former Tamil Nadu chief minister MG Ramachandran.

  • Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami slashes metro rail fare by Rs 20, to come into effect from February 22 Feb 20, 2021 02:43 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami slashes metro rail fare by Rs 20, to come into effect from February 22

    The new CMRL fare will come into effect from February 22. Though the commuters will have to pay Rs 10 for a distance of upto 2 kilometres, according to the new fare structure, the fare for a distance from two to five km will be Rs 20 while Rs 30 will be the fare to travel a distance of 5 to 12 km.

  • Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami unveils new industrial, MSME policies Feb 16, 2021 09:07 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami unveils new industrial, MSME policies

    The MSME (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) Policy targets new investments worth Rs 2 lakh crore and job opportunities for 20 lakh people by 2025.

  • Ampere Electric to invest Rs 700 crore in EV manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu Feb 16, 2021 05:05 PM IST

    Ampere Electric to invest Rs 700 crore in EV manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu

    Ampere Electric’s Ranipet plant will have the potential to manufacture 100,000 units in its first year of operation, which could be scaled to 1 million units per annum.

  • PM Modi to kickstart BJP poll campaign in Coimbatore on February 25 Feb 15, 2021 07:05 PM IST

    PM Modi to kickstart BJP poll campaign in Coimbatore on February 25

    Assembly polls are likely to place in Tamil Nadu sometime in April-May.

  • Centre dedicated to welfare of Tamils in Sri Lanka, says PM Narendra Modi while launching key projects in Chennai Feb 14, 2021 04:10 PM IST

    Centre dedicated to welfare of Tamils in Sri Lanka, says PM Narendra Modi while launching key projects in Chennai

    Speaking on the occasion, PM Narendra Modi recalled the various welfare initiatives taken by the Centre in the housing and health sectors aimed at benefiting the Tamils in Sri Lanka

  • PM launches several crores worth projects in TN, says they are symbols of innovation, development Feb 14, 2021 03:32 PM IST

    PM launches several crores worth projects in TN, says they are symbols of innovation, development

    At a grand event at the Nehru Indoor Stadium here, PM Narendra Modi flagged off the 9.01 km service from Washermanpet to Wimco Nagar in North Chennai, completed at a cost of Rs 3,770 crore.

  • PM Modi Address Highlights| Together we can build Atmanirbhar Bharath of our dreams, says PM; inaugurates development & tourism projects in Kerala Feb 14, 2021 11:25 AM IST

    PM Modi Address Highlights| Together we can build Atmanirbhar Bharath of our dreams, says PM; inaugurates development & tourism projects in Kerala

    PM Narendra Modi flagged off the Chennai Metro Rail Phase-I extension, completed at a cost of Rs. 3770 crore, and commission the passenger services from Washermenpet to Wimco Nagar

  • Tamil Nadu govt rolls out Rs 12,110 crore crop loan waiver scheme, CM gives away certificates to farmers Feb 13, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu govt rolls out Rs 12,110 crore crop loan waiver scheme, CM gives away certificates to farmers

    The certificates state that loans taken from cooperative banks and due on January 31, 2021 have been waived. Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, Agriculture Minister K P Anbalagan and senior officials led by Chief Secretary Rajeev Ranjan participated in the event at the state secretariat, a government release here said.

  • PM Modi to hand over Arjun tank to Army in Chennai on Sunday, inaugurate projects in Tamil Nadu, Kerala Feb 12, 2021 08:10 PM IST

    PM Modi to hand over Arjun tank to Army in Chennai on Sunday, inaugurate projects in Tamil Nadu, Kerala

    Modi will also lay the foundation stone for the extension, renovation and modernization of the Grand Anicut Canal System and the Discovery Campus of IIT Madras.

  • Eleven killed, 34 injured in explosion at fireworks factory unit in Tamil Nadu Feb 12, 2021 05:59 PM IST

    Eleven killed, 34 injured in explosion at fireworks factory unit in Tamil Nadu

    Those injured in the blasts at the factory in Tamil Nadu state's Virudhunagar district were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, police officer Raj Narayanan said.

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