tamilnadu news

Woman killed in wall collapse in Thanjavur

Thanjavur: A 32-year-old woman was killed and her husband suffered injuries after a wall of an under construction building collapsed on them, in the district, police said today. The incident occurred last evening when Palanisami and Sakunthala hailing from Vadakurankaduthurai, had gone to the construction site to pour water on the wall, which suddenly collapsed on them, they said. While the woman succumbed on the way to hospital, Palanisami was

Govt taking steps to prevent dengue: Palaniswami

Coimbatore: Tamilnadu government said it was acting on ‘war-footing’ to tackle the spread of dengue fever in some parts of the State. Chief Minister K Palaniswami’s response on the matter came days after actor Kamal Haasan, who is crossing swords with the ruling AIADMK over corruption, criticised the State government on the health issue. “We are working on war-footing. Work such as clearing (stagnant) water, creating public awareness and fogging

SC extends ex-TN minister's DA case investigation

New Delhi: In a setback to DMK veteran K N Nehru, the Supreme Court has paved the way for further investigation into the alleged disporportionate assets of his son and set aside his exoneration in the case. The apex court has set aside the order of the Madras High Court exonerating Nehru, a former transport minister, and his wife terming their discharge pending investigation as “visibly prematured” and “unsustainable in

Kurichi lake to get boating facility soon: Minister

Coimbatore: Boating facilities for the public would be launched at Kurichi lake here in future, besides a walking track, Tamil Nadu Municipal Administration Minister S P Velumani said here. Participating in a function to inaugurate rejuevenation work at the lake, he said the water body would be cleaned and desilted in association with Isha Yoga Centre and Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC). The canals leading to the lake would also be

Fish production affected by NE monsoon failure

Chennai: The failure of the North East monsoon in Tamilnadu last year has not spared the fisheries sector too, with the State witnessing a steep decline in inland fish production. Fisheries department statistics put inland fish production reduced from 2.42 lakh tonnes in 2015-16 to 1.97 lakh tonnes the next year. “The failure of north east monsoon during 2016 resulted in scarcity of water in all water bodies which affected

Sukesh, father charged for cheating bizman

Coimbatore: Sukesh Chandrashekhar, arrested for his alleged bid to bribe an Election Commission official on behalf of AIADMK (Amma) leader TTV Dhinakaran to secure ‘two-leaves’ symbol for the party, was charged with cheating in a seven-year-old case. The charges against Chandrashekhar and his father were framed in the cheating case by a Coimbatore magisterial court before which the two were produced yesterday. Lodged in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail following his

Stalin hopes Kovind will uphold Constitution

Chennai: DMK working president M K Stalin has greeted President-elect Ram Nath Kovind on his big win and expressed the confidence he would be firm in guarding values like pluralism. “I wholeheartedly believe that he would be firm in guarding values like pluralism and uphold the Constitution,” he said. Stalin said he was extending the greetings on behalf of his party and its chief M Karunanidhi. The DMK, an ally

'Tech can bridge healthcare gap'

Vellore: In a nation where basic healthcare still remains a problem, a lot has to be done through health-related technology, said Sri Narayani Hospital and Research Centre (Thirumalaikodi, Vellore) medical superintendent, Dr Aravindan Nair. Speaking at the NUS-VIT international symposium on ‘Theranostics in health and disease’, organised by the School of Bio Sciences and Technology of VIT University and Departments of Anatomy and Physiology at Yong Loo Lin School of

No special treatment for Sasikala: Dinakaran

Chennai: AIADMK (Amma) deputy general secretary T T V Dinakaran dismissed allegations of special treatment for his aunt and party chief V K Sasikala in prison, asserting that she was being treated as per rules. In his first reaction since the allegations surfaced, Dinakaran rubbished claims of payment of bribe for the alleged special treatment. Speaking to reporters here, he said such allegations were false, adding “we have not even

Govt to sell cheaper tomatoes, small onions

Chennai: After the unforeseen increase in the prices of tomato and small onion (shallots) in the city, the State government has decided to soften the blow by selling the two commodities at subsidised rates at State-run farm fresh stores and ration shops. The decision has been taken as a reaction to public woes. As per sources, three tonnes of tomato and five tonnes of onion have been procured by the

Neyveli mines water to quench Chennai thirst?

Chennai: The lack of rainfall in the city has severely depleted the water table. While water in open wells in the city dried up by early June, the borewells, which are the lifeline of several households, are beginning to suck air. Chennai gets its water from mainly four reservoirs – Poondi, Cholovaram, Red Hills and Chembarambakkam. As per data released by Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board, the collective storage level at these