Crocodile attack: CM explains action, aid

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today said financial assistances has been given to the families of two persons who were killed in a crocodile attack and drowning in Thanjavur and  Villuppuram districts respectively. Replying to a question in the State Assembly, the Chief  Minister said Chelladurai was killed in a crocodile attack when he went to a water body on July three near Kollidam in Anaikarai. Expressing deep anguish

Super fast travel between Chennai-Bengaluru soon

Chennai: Good times ahead for the residents of Chennai who are travelling frequently to Bengaluru and Mysuru as Southern Railways is planning to introduce a super fast train to these cities. It has partnered with consultant companies from Germany and is currently studying the feasibility of the project. Chennai, Bengaluru and Mysuru have emerged as prime education, business, knowledge and health care hubs owing to which frequent travelling among the

Cops get first-aid training from Oz experts

Chennai: Real First Aid (RFA), an Australian based first aid simulation training organisation, has a organised mass casualty response training with Chennai traffic police and advanced life support training for doctors and paramedics of Kauvery Hospital in Chennai. During a press meet organised in Chennai on Tuesday, officials from the organisation elaborated about the activities undertaken so far. Founder and head of business development, Real First Aid, Ben Krynski, said,

No new appointments at Anna University

Chennai: Being headless – without a vice-chancellor – for a year now has not only affected the day-to-day functioning of Anna University but also the appointment and promotions of faculty. The Registrar of Anna University said no appointments have been made in the university for the past three years due to the absence of a vice-chancellor. Registrar of the university, S Ganesan, told News Today, “For the past three years,

8,259 traffic violators booked in 7 days

Chennai: The total fine collected from traffic violators across the city in the past seven days has touched a whopping Rs 13 lakh. The sum was collected from around 8,259 violators. According to police, the number of motorists who violate traffic rules have gone up in the past two months. “And that is why we decided to come down hard on violations,” says Prem Sinha, Joint Commissioner of police (traffic).

Cauvery: SC allows TN to file fresh plea

Chennai: The Supreme Court today allowed Tamilnadu to file a fresh plea alleging that Karnataka was not giving its due share of 22.5 TMC of Cauvery water. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra asked the counsel for Tamilnadu to file a proper application in this regard and assured that it would hear the matte Tamilnadu approached the Supreme Court alleging that Karnataka did not fully comply with the orders

TN sets up committee for new syllabus

Chennai: Following the national curriculum framework and the National Education policy draft, the Tamilnadu government has constituted a curriculum framework committee to help provide a road map for the school education set-up in the State. A G.O was issued on Tuesday to formalise the constitution of the committee and its members. The 10-member committee, headed by former IIT Kanpur Chairman and former V-C of Anna University , M Anandakrishnan, will

CM writes to Centre on Mekedatu dam project

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today urged Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharathi not to accord techno-economic clearance to Karnataka to Mekedatu or any other project across river Cauvery. In a letter to her, copies of which were released to the media here, he requested her to issue instructions to the officials concerned of the Central Water Commission not to accord techno-economic clearance

Theatre strike enters third day

  Chennai: The theatres strike in Tamilnadu entered its third day as stalemate continues in talks theatre owners and State government. Over 1000 cinema halls are shut since Monday. Reports say the the industry representatives will be meeting with State Ministers and officials once again today. They want the government to scrap the local body taxes and also want a rationalising of ticket prices which were issued 10 years back.

Waste management system needed in Chennai areas

Chennai: Walking into Sathya Nagar, Ambattur, in the city, people are greeted with the foul stench of garbage. It is not hard to notice the amount the waste piled up on the road and outside houses. The reason being that there isn’’t proper waste management, complain residents. Tirupur Kumaran Street, the adjoining streets to Devi Karumari Amman Temple, Dhobi Street and Pillaiyar Kovil Street are filled with garbage which are

AIADMK MLA praises Sasikala, calls EPS Bharat

Chennai: An AIADMK (Amma) MLA credited jailed party chief V K Sasikala with the continuance of the party-led government in Tamilnadu and likened Chief Minister K Palaniswami to ‘Bharath’, a character in the Ramayana. Thanga Tamilselvan, a vocal supporter of the AIADMK (Amma) faction deputy general secretary T T V Dinakaran, said Palaniswami was like Bharat, who ruled Ayodhya with the help of Lord Rama’s footwear while he was in exile. Speaking