tamil nadu news

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

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

Do not panic: ONGC appeals to people

Chennai: “There is a lot of false propaganda against ONGC which are totally baseless. Right from 1958, ONGC has been undertaking activities in TN. I want to clarify that we are extracting only crude oil and natural gas and the claims telling that we are extracting methane and shale gas is totally wrong. We drill holes up to 5,000 feet which never intersects agricultural lands. The pipes used are up

Sasikala's jail comforts: More videos on way

Chennai: It seems more video clips on the ‘comforts’ availed of by AIADMK (Amma) general secretary V K Sasikala in Parapana Agrahara jail are on way. A day after a video made its way to the social media, in which Sasikala, wearing plain clothes, is seen with two other women including Ilavarasi in the prison. Reports said that two more videos would ‘come’ soon. In the video, Sasikala is seen

Kamal plays ‘prank’ about political entry

Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan set his Twitter followers and others wracking their brains with a Tamil poem that sounded like signaling entry into politics. ‘Let us criticise as nobody now is the king. We will stand up as we are not a king like you. Defeated and dead then militant. If I decide, I am Chief Minister. Those who bow are they slaves? Those who give up crown are they

New Metro up to Poonamallee via Porur

Chennai: In more good news for Metro lovers, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today said the project will be expanded up to Poonamallee in the city. Also, it will be implemented in Coimbatore, the industrial city, to ease traffic congestion. Reading out a statement under Rule 110 of the Assembly, he said, “To ease the increasing traffic snarls in Coimbatore, Metro Rail project will be implemented. Chennai Metro Rail Limited

Bus catches fire, passengers escape unhurt

Erode: Fifty-nine people on board a Tamilnadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) bus had a narrow escape today after their vehicle went up in flames near Ellispet village here. The bus was on its way to Sathyamangalam from here when some passengers noticed smoke and fire emanating from the engine and raised an alarm. The 57 passengers and two crew members quickly alighted from the bus. The blaze soon spread but fire

Athur sub-judge dies in mishap

Coimbatore: The subordinate judge of Athur Court in Salem district was killed in an accident involving her car and two-wheeler, police said. According to police, the judicial officer, K N Nagalakshmidevi, was returning to Athur from Dindigul with her husband, when the mishap occurred. As the car reached Malliyakare, a two-wheeler came across the road and the car skidded off the road and overturned, while trying to avoid the vehicle, police

Avvaiyar statue unveiled at Raj Bhavan

Chennai: Tamilnadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao unveiled a statue of Tamil poet, saint Avvaiyar, at the Raj Bhavan here in the presence of Chief Minister K Palaniswami and Madras High Court Chief Justice Indira Banerjee. While Palaniswami unveiled the Aathichudi slate, Justice Banerjee initiated the ‘Akshrabhyasam’ (initiation to education) on it, a Raj Bhavan release said. Speaking at the inauguration, Rao expressed pleasure in unveiling the statue of Avvaiyar and hailed

Tamil library to be set up in Gauhati University

Chennai: The Tamilnadu government will allocate Rs 4.50 lakh for initiatives including setting up of a Tamil library at Gauhati University for the benefit of students pursing Tamil in the university, Minister for Tamil Culture, Sevoor S Ramachandran, has said. The Minister announced in the Assembly yesterday that Rs 1.50 lakh will be allocated to set up a library at Gauhati University. Ramachandran, also Minister for language and Hindu Religious