OPS sworn in Deputy CM at simple ceremony

Chennai: Following the merger of the two factions of the AIADMK – AIADMK Puratchi Thailaivi Amma and AIADMK Amma – former chief minister O Panneerselvam was sworn in Deputy Chief Minister of the Tamilnadu government in the presence of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and his Cabinet colleagues. Even as the merger was on at the AIADMK headquarters here this afternoon, Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao released a statement stating that:

Warm handshake between OPS, EPS seals merger

Chennai: Bringing all the drama and confusion about the AIADMK merger to an end, the leaders of the two factions – AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma led by O Panneerselvam and AIADMK Amma led by Edappadi K Palaniswami – today, at a joint meeting, announced their unification. The merger was expected to happen for a few days now; however, there were a few hiccups which delayed the process. Former chief minister

Rajiv convicts should not be released, HC told

Chennai: Tamilnadu government in a fresh petition filed today before the High Court said that the convicts of Rajiv Gandhi assassination case B Robert Payas and Jayakumar who are currently lodged in jail cannot be released. They had first filed a petition in 2012 requesting the government to release them, arguing that they had completed 20 years of servitude in jail and citing examples of several lifetime convicts, who had

Auto heritage show 2017 in Chennai

Chennai: Petrol-heads in the city were in for a treat on Sunday, as an assembly of classic and vintage automobiles lined up at the Sri Ramachandra Convention Centre in Thiruvanmiyur for the Chennai Heritage Auto Show 2017. The event organised by the Madras Heritage Motoring Club saw over 120 cars and bikes on display taking the spectators to an era were automotive beauty and comfort were given a precedence over

Indian Bank prepares 5-year plan

Chennai: As a part of its 111 years of its successful existence, Indian bank unveiled 111 business outlets which include 11 branches and 97 ATMs across India. The celebrations happened at Kalaivanar Arangam in the city. “People talk of start-up now but we started our journey way back in 1907 when there were mutinies against the British and disturbances worldwide,” said Indian Bank, MD and CEO, Kishore Karat. “Through the years, we have

NLC cleans up river Manimuktah

Chennai: As part of its Swachh Bharath drive, NLC India Limited organised a cleaning activity at Manimuktah river in Virudhachalam under its CSR initiative on Sunday. Responding to the call of NLC, various social organisations and other groups including schools and colleges turned out in large numbers to volunteer in this cleaning activity. NLCIL CMD Sart Kumar Acharya formally flagged of the cleaning activities of Manimuktah river in the presence of Cuddalore

Lectures at Chennai Maadham fest

Chennai: Chennai Maadham Vizha, organised by Chennai 2000 Plus Trust, State Archaeology and Museum departments, will conduct lectures on various topics from 4 to 8 pm on 22 August. A press release from the trust stated that the lectures will be conducted by trust president R Rangaraj; Ravichandran; Dr Saravanan, HoD, Department of Saiva Siddhanta, Madras University; Hemalatha and Sangamithrai. The topics covered will be Chennaiyil Valmiki; Adi Sankarar; Agathiyar;

OPS to be Deputy Chief Minister of Tamilnadu

Chennai: Former chief minister O Panneerselvam has been announced as the Deputy Chief Minister by Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, soon after the merger of the two AIADMK factions. K Pandiarajan is also being inducted into the Cabinet. “On the recommendation of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu has today (21.08.2017) inducted Thiru O Panneerselvam, MLA, Bodinayakanur Assembly Constituency, and Thiru K Pandiarajan, MLA, Avadi

Interesting places unveiled

Chennai: Adding to its hustle and bustle, Chennai celebrates its 377th birthday today. As part of celebrating Madras Week, News Today has come up with ‘Chennai 360’ that involves a look at the metropolis in various perspectives. As part of Day 1, undiscovered and yet interesting places are bring brought to the limelight. Madhavaram Madhavaram is synonymous with the milk colony but we hardly know that the milk colony is

Ricoh India speaks about changing trends

Chennai: Printing industry in India will soon be dominated completely by digital technology, says Ricoh India Limited chief operations officer, Sambit Mishra. In an interaction with  News Today at the sidelines of Print Expo – Chennai 2017, Sambit revealed a lot about things that are happening within the Indian printing industry. He also introduced Ricoh Pro C5200S, a new printer, at the expo. Excerpts. Q: What is new about Pro C5200S?

Bike stunt team stuns Chennai

Chennai: Apache Pro Performance, an initiative driven by TVS Racing, recently set the record for the longest non-stop stunt show and the feat has been acknowledged by the India Book of Records. The record was set during TVS Apache Pro Performance X, where five stunt teams from TVS Racing performed non-stop stunts for 5 hours at Express Avenue in Chennai. A press release stated this attempt is the first of