• Now, a police band creates COVID-19 awareness in Vellore 04 Jul 2020 09:44 The clanging of cymbals and drums on Friday morning, take people standing at an arterial junction in Konavattam in Vellore district by surprise. They turn around, to see a group of men clad in red and black, playing instruments. The men are members of the …
  • Beyond JEE Main: List of other engineering entrance exams where registration is open 04 Jul 2020 06:36 VITEEE 2020: Apply at vit.ac.in. (Representational image) The field of engineering is among the most sought after in India and each year, over a million candidates apply for the various entrance exams at the undergraduate level. Over nine lakh applied for …
  • KT Rajenthra Bhalaji gets back party post 04 Jul 2020 02:23 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Minister for Milk and Dairy Development, KT Rajenthra Bhalaji has been appointed as in-charge of party affairs in Virudhunagar district until a new secretary is appointed. In a joint statement, CM Edappadi K Palaniswami and …
  • 4,329 new coronavirus cases, Tamil Nadu crosses 1 lakh-mark 04 Jul 2020 01:59 Picture used for representational purpose only CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 count crossed the one lakh mark on Friday, 118 days after the first case was reported in the state. With 4,329 fresh cases, the TN tally rose to 1,02,721 though the number of …
  • High population density in India associated with spread of COVID-19 03 Jul 2020 23:28 Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 3 2020 Indian health experts say the findings of a US study — which suggest that population density is unrelated to COVID-19 infection rates — to be completely contradictory to their experience of dealing with the …
  • Ayurveda, Siddha, zinc sulphate, vitamins: Vellore tries it all in COVID-19 battle 03 Jul 2020 15:06 Express News Service The authorities in Vellore have been adopting a multipronged strategy to combat COVID-19 as the district witnesses a steady rise in cases since June, with the tally increasing to 1715 on Friday. Testing has been intensified with the …
  • Actor Namitha among BJP’s new TN officer-bearers 03 Jul 2020 08:47 Actor Namitha CHENNAI: Former DMK MLA and deputy general secretary V P Duraiswamy, who joined the saffron party recently, has been appointed as the state vice-president of BJP along with Nainer Nagendran and eight others. State secretaries K T Raghavan, G …
  • JEE Main 2020: Top engineering colleges in India and abroad 03 Jul 2020 07:42 JEE Main 2020: Final decision on JEE Main and NEET likely today (Representational image) JEE Main 2020: As the dates for the national-level engineering entrance examination JEE Main are yet to be finalised, the delay has bought time for more preparation. …
  • Highest ever spike of over 4,000 Covid cases shocks TN 03 Jul 2020 06:15 After reporting 3,000-plus Covid-19 cases daily for the past week, Tamil Nadu, for the first time, recorded over 4,000 cases on Thursday. A total of 4,343 persons tested positive for COVID-19, taking the State’s tally to 98,392. Noting that the State’s …
  • 4,343 cases in a day, TN inching towards 1L-mark 03 Jul 2020 02:33 A doctor takes a swab to test for the Covid-19 disease at primary health center in Chennai Tamil Nadu moved closer to the 1 lakh case milestone with the highest ever daily spike of 4,343 fresh Covid-19 cases on Thursday. The tally reached 98,392. While 41, …
  • Thundershowers likely in some areas in Chennai, says Meteorological dept. 03 Jul 2020 00:45 Several places in the north coastal region and interior districts are likely to receive light to moderate rain till Saturday. Chennai too may enjoy thundershowers in some areas towards evening or night, according to Meteorological Department. During the …
  • Coronavirus | Highest single-day spike in Tamil Nadu with 4,343 cases 03 Jul 2020 00:45 After reporting 3,000-plus COVID-19 cases daily for the past week, Tamil Nadu, for the first time, recorded over 4,000 cases on Thursday. A total of 4,343 persons tested positive for COVID-19, taking the State’s tally to 98,392*. Noting that the State’s …
  • Are Covid figures coming down in Tamil Nadu? 02 Jul 2020 15:57 Tamil Nadu saw a marginal drop in cases on Wednesday with 3882 patients testing positive for Covid-19, total count to 94,049. On Tuesday, the State recorded 3943 cases. The death toll too rose to 1264 after 63 more people succumbed to the infection on …
  • Govt extends term of special officers till December 31 02 Jul 2020 02:26 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The coronavirus is taking on all comers and winning hands down, till now. The latest in the long line of victims is the urban local body elections. Since elections could not be held, the State government has promulgated two …
  • T.N. records 3,882 cases; Chennai’s tally tops 60,000 02 Jul 2020 02:10 Tamil Nadu recorded 3,882 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, taking the State’s overall tally to 94,049*. As many as 2,852 patients were discharged from hospitals and 63 deaths were reported. Of the fresh cases, 2,182 were in Chennai, which recorded 2, …
  • PCR testing is a double-edged sword 01 Jul 2020 20:31 The government has allowed SARS-CoV-2 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing in many government and private laboratories. In January there was one laboratory (National Institute of Virology, Pune) but today there are 1,000. Test validity depends on …
  • Tamil Nadu districts focus on containment zones to prevent further spread of COVID-19 01 Jul 2020 17:01 Express News Service With no let-up in new COVID-19 cases in districts in the Arcot region, the authorities are battling the outbreak with limited resources and healthcare infrastructure. They have begun to focus on effective interventions in containment …
  • TN Covid count past 90k; recovery rate also up 01 Jul 2020 04:38 A doctor takes a swab to test for the coronavirus disease at primary health center in Chennai CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 tally breached the 90,000-mark with 3,943 new infections reported on Tuesday. Sixty more deaths in the last 24 hours pushed the …
  • 60 more COVID-19 deaths in Tamil Nadu as tally crosses 90,000 mark with 3,943 new cases 30 Jun 2020 14:43 Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu's COVID-19 tally crossed the 90,000 mark with 3,943 more people testing positive on Tuesday. The state also reported 60 deaths taking the toll to 1,201. Chennai alone recorded 2,393 cases, the highest single day …
  • TN reports record 3,949 new corona cases on Monday 30 Jun 2020 07:00 Chennai, June 29 (IANS) As many as 3,949 more persons tested positive for coronavirus while 62 such patients died in Tamil Nadu in the last 24-hour cycle, the Health Department said on Monday. The two figures are new highs for the state in a single day. …
  • 62 Covid deaths push Tamil Nadu toll to 1,141 30 Jun 2020 03:11 Health workers and volunteers from SDPI wearing PPE kits after performing the burial of a person who died due ...Read More CHENNAI: Fresh Covid-19 infections in TN were close to 4,000 for the second day on Monday, which saw 62 deaths pushing the toll to 1, …
  • Come July, it’s lockdown 6.0 in Tamil Nadu 30 Jun 2020 02:36 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Brace up, for another round of lockdown is here. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday announced extension of certain restrictions till July 31 across the State. However, the intensified lockdown that is currently …
  • Chennai’s daily infectiontally crosses 2,000-mark 30 Jun 2020 01:38 The daily COVID-19 case tally of Chennai crossed the 2,000-mark on Monday. The infection count continued to rise in Madurai, which reported 290 cases, Chengalpattu (184), Tiruvallur (154) and Vellore (144). The total number of positive cases in the State …
  • Can't Be Under Lockdown Forever: Scientist On Tamil Nadu Panel 29 Jun 2020 16:32 Tamil Nadu on May 31 announced extension of the COVID-19 lockdown till June 30. (File) Chennai: The expert committee set up to advise the Tamil Nadu government on tackling COVID-19 has favoured restrictions based on the scenario in specific regions and has …
  • Vellore market area turns into Koyambedu-like cluster as 200 test positive for COVID-19 29 Jun 2020 14:45 Express News Service Although the district administration has been fighting tooth and nail to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the market area in the heart of Vellore city has turned into another Koyambedu-like cluster contributing 200 cases to the district …
  • T.N. experts panel not for extending lockdown 29 Jun 2020 11:43 Medical and public health experts, who held a meeting with Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on the COVID-19 situation in the State on Monday, said they have not recommended extension of the ongoing lockdown. Even though it had helped in controlling …
  • Class VIII girl dies in house collapse during heavy downpour in Vellore 29 Jun 2020 10:40 By Express News Service VELLORE: A school student staying with her grandparents at a village in Vellore district died when a portion of her house collapsed during a heavy downpour early on Monday. Fourteen-year-old K Pavithra, sleeping along with her …
  • Three judicial officers, two cops test positive for COVID-19 in Vellore 29 Jun 2020 10:40 Express News Service Three judicial officers and two police sub-inspectors have tested positive for COVID-19 in Vellore district. Eight members of a family also tested positive while an elderly man suspected to have been infected by the virus died at the …
  • Lockdown a blunt instrument, increase restrictions in worst-hit areas alone: TN health panel 29 Jun 2020 10:40 Express News Service CHENNAI: The Health Experts Committee which held a two-hour-long discussion with Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami at the Secretariat on Monday did not recommend an extension of lockdown but urged the government to increase the …
  • Vellore's first COVID-19 victim: Sadiq Basha died just months after turning entrepreneur 28 Jun 2020 05:43 By Express News Service VELLORE: Things were looking up for 45-year-old Sadiq Basha. After years of working at a hotel, he had finally started his own business. And then the pandemic struck. The Saidapet resident was admitted at the Christian Medical …
  • In 24 hours, Tamil Nadu toll zooms past 1k-mark 28 Jun 2020 02:53 Picture used for representational purpose only CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 death toll breached the four-digit mark to touch 1,025 with 68 fatalities reported on Saturday. The fatality rate has gone to 1.3% from 0.9% a fortnight ago. The state added 3, …
  • T.N. records 3,713 fresh cases; death toll crosses 1,000-mark 27 Jun 2020 22:57 For the third consecutive day, Tamil Nadu reported 3,000-plus coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, while the toll went past 1,000 with 68 more fatalities on Saturday. A total of 3,713 persons tested positive for COVID-19, taking the overall tally of cases …
  • Delay in testing surge, data ‘managing’ and high population led to Chennai, TN spike: experts 27 Jun 2020 21:15 Chennai city corporation arranged auto-rickshaw services to take symptomatic people from crowded neighbourhoods to nearby medical camps and testing labs during the intense lockdown. Express As the number of Covid-19 deaths in Tamil Nadu jumped from 160 on …
  • COVID-19: 127 new cases in Tiruvannamalai; 110 in Vellore 27 Jun 2020 21:05 By Express News Service VELLORE: Vellore and Tiruvannamalai districts continued to witness spike in COVID-19 positive cases, closely followed by Ranipet district on Saturday. According to A Shanmuga Sundaram, Vellore district collector, “As many as 110 new …
  • T.N. records 3,645 fresh COVID-19 cases; Chennai’s tally nears the 50,000-mark 27 Jun 2020 10:23 Recording another new high, Tamil Nadu on Friday reported 3,645 fresh cases of COVID-19. Of this, Chennai recorded an all-time high of 1,956 cases, with its tally inching closer to the 50,000-mark. With this, Tamil Nadu’s COVID-19 tally stood at 74,622*. …
  • Chennai marches towards 50,000 Covid cases mark 27 Jun 2020 09:36 Recording another new high, Tamil Nadu on Friday reported 3,645 fresh cases of COVID-19. Of this, Chennai recorded an all-time high of 1,956 cases, with its tally inching closer to the 50,000-mark. Chennai alone recorded 1,956 cases — its highest single- …
  • DMK MLA from Cheyyur tests positive for COVID-19 27 Jun 2020 06:59 Besides Chennai, 191 cases were reported in Chengalpattu, 98 in Kancheepuram, 170 in Thiruvallur, 10 each in Ariyalur and Nagapattinam, 29 in Coimbatore, 21 in Cuddalore, 15 in Dindigul, five each in Erode and Thiruvarur, 25 each in Kallakurichi and …
  • COVID-19 positive cases rise to 999 in Vellore; Tiruvannamalai count rises to 1,492 26 Jun 2020 19:47 By Express News Service VELLORE: Continuing the trend of spike in coronavirus cases, Vellore district on Friday reported 147 new cases taking the total to 999 while Tiruvannamalai recorded 70 new cases, taking its count to 1,492. According to T Manivannan, …
  • Biggest COVID-19 spike yet again in Tamil Nadu with 3,645 new cases, 46 deaths 26 Jun 2020 15:31 Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu recorded its biggest COVID-19 spike on Friday, with 3,645 new cases and 46 deaths. This took the state's tally to 74,622 while the toll surged to 957. Chennai alone recorded 1,956 cases -- its highest single-day …
  • 3,509 fresh Covid cases in TN, 1,834 in Chennai 26 Jun 2020 04:55 People being screened at a Covid-19 testing booth at Valasaravakkam in Chennai on Thursday. CHENNAI: Fresh cases of Covid-19 infection in Tamil Nadu touched 3,509 on Thursday with authorities claiming increased testing had pushed up the numbers. The state’ …
  • More than 5 Lac Doctors needed in India, start planning medical studies from top MBBS Colleges in India 25 Jun 2020 23:56 The medical profession is a noble profession where one gets an opportunity to serve mankind in their distress through a variety of ways. You can be a nurse and attend the sick and like the Florence Nightingale or can initiate surgery like the great John …
  • Lockdown tightened in Tamil Nadu, over 1200 bus services across districts cancelled 25 Jun 2020 14:07 Express News Service CHENNAI: With the state government suspending inter-district transportation within zones, over 1200 bus services operated by six transportation corporations have been cancelled. The bus services which partially resumed from June 1 …
  • Fresh peak in TN: 2,865 new Covid cases in a day 25 Jun 2020 03:52 Picture used for representational purpose only CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu recorded its highest spike in fresh Covid-19 infections on Wednesday with 2,865 cases, pushing the tally to 67,468, while the official toll went up to 866 with 33 more deaths. The number of …
  • Where to buy real estate in 2020: York Region, Ont. 25 Jun 2020 03:01 ClickTap column headings to re-rank cities. ClickTap on any city name to learn more about it. Search by city or province to filter results. Rank Area Province Neighbourhood Area average price 2019 Value Momentum Average price vs. area Average price vs. …
  • State’s case tally rises by 2,516; 39 more deaths take toll to 833 24 Jun 2020 08:00 Tamil Nadu recorded 2,000-plus cases of COVID-19 for the seventh consecutive day on Tuesday. With 2,516 new infections, the State’s overall case tally climbed to 64,603*, even as the Health Department instructed districts witnessing a spike in cases to …
  • Amid COVID-19 spike, Ranipet to hold fever surveillance camps to identify suspected cases 23 Jun 2020 18:44 By Express News Service Fever surveillance will be intensified in Ranipet district where COVID-19 cases have been witnessing a spike in the last few weeks. The monitoring officer for COVID-19 control activities and Joint Commissioner of Commercial Taxes …
  • TN bus conductors may finally bid goodbye to their whistles thanks to COVID-19 23 Jun 2020 14:19 Express News Service CHENNAI: The whistle had been one of the trademarks of bus conductors in Tamil Nadu for decades but COVID-19 may soon make it a thing of the past. To contain the spread of the virus, the state transport department is planning to do …
  • Covid Letter: Is India's fatality rate really low? 23 Jun 2020 08:47 The central and state governments have taken solace in India’s low fatality rate — 3.22% at present — to assure the public that the country is up to the task in controlling the pandemic. But a study by M Seshadri of Christian Medical College, Vellore, and …
  • Covid-testing: Is India scoring enough to flatten the curve? 23 Jun 2020 00:43 As the Covid-19 pandemic rages across the globe, infecting over 8.9 million so far, India has emerged as the country with the fourth highest number of cases, with 4.25 lakh people testing positive. While most affected States and Union Territories are …
  • Women are more vulnerable to Covid-19 in India: Report 22 Jun 2020 11:54 According to global data, out of the 56 countries (including India) around 48 of them show that more men are getting infected with virus. It further disclosed that more men are dying from Covid-19 than women around the world. Sabra Klein, a scientist who …
  • This home-schooled teen has been selected for Fellowship for Climate Action 22 Jun 2020 09:32 Hemang Vellore is 14 years-old and feels flattered when anyone calls him a geek and he specifies he’s an ‘environment geek’. At least three days in a week he’s on Google Hangouts, and admits he loves solving math problems. “Only when I get time and feel …
  • Spike in positive cases, deaths in Tamil Nadu 22 Jun 2020 05:59 CHENNAI: In the highest-ever one-day spike of persons testing positive for Covid-19, novel coronavirus, Tamil Nadu added 2,532 positive cases on Sunday, taking the total number of confirmed positive patients in the state till date to 59,377. Of the new …
  • Tamil Nadu: Second attempt to marry off 13-year-old girl thwarted in Vellore after aunt calls police 22 Jun 2020 01:35 By Express News Service VELLORE: Three days before solemnising a marriage involving a girl child, the officials of District Social Welfare Office (DSWO) stopped the event by rescuing a 13-year-old ‘bride’ at Sathuvachari in Vellore on Saturday. The girl’s …
  • Single-day spike in TN: 2,532 cases, 53 deaths 22 Jun 2020 00:24 Representative image CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu's Covid-19 numbers on Sunday were the highest so far for a single day - 53 dead and 2,532 new cases - while the lockdown was complete in Chennai and three adjoining districts. The number of active cases in the …
  • Antibodies against coronavirus start to decrease in 2-3 months, study finds 21 Jun 2020 15:51 A few countries, including the U.K., were toying with the idea of issuing some form of a certificate to people who have been infected with novel coronavirus and recovered subsequently, as such people were assumed to be resistant to reinfection. …
  • Cases on the rise as districts count costs of Chennai exodus 21 Jun 2020 01:05 Express News Service TIRUCHY/VELLORE: There has been a gradual increase in Covid-19 cases in the central, western and southern districts of Tamil Nadu over the last few days, and in that, the exodus from Chennai had a major role to play. The cases …
  • Partial solar eclipse will be visible in Chennai on Sunday 20 Jun 2020 16:32 By PTI CHENNAI: Sky-gazers in the city will get to witness a partial solar eclipse on Sunday from 10.22 am to 1.1 pm. About 34 per cent of the disk of the sun will be covered by the moon at the maximum eclipse. People in other parts of Tamil Nadu such as …
  • Tamil Nadu Reports Nearly 2,400 COVID-19 Cases In Highest Single Day Jump 20 Jun 2020 16:20 The number of active cases currently stands at 24,822, the bulletin said. (File) Chennai: Tamil Nadu reported a record single-day spike of 2,396 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday, registering over 2,000 infections for a fourth straight day as the overall …
  • COVID-19: Chennai not TN's only worry, officials seek to boost health infra in districts 20 Jun 2020 14:37 Express News Service The mounting number of COVID-19 cases has left the authorities of various districts on their toes as they seek to generate additional health infrastructure to treat patients. Owing to an exodus of people from Chennai, where the …
  • Daily testing data from districts crucial to track prevalence of infection 20 Jun 2020 14:30 For weeks now, I have been asking for the Tamil Nadu Health Department, which releases the Daily Media Bulletin, to publish the number of [COVID-19] tests done in each district — every day. Let me explain why this is vital, for two reasons, with concrete …
  • TN: 1,541 new cases in 4 dists under lockdown 20 Jun 2020 02:11 Picture used for representational purpose only CHENNAI: Even as the 12-day intense lockdown began in the four northern districts of Tamil Nadu, they accounted for most of the 2,115 fresh cases on Friday. Chennai had 1,322 cases, Chengalpet 95, Thiruvallur …
  • Tamil Nadu health dept fears people who left state capital may trigger spike in other districts 20 Jun 2020 00:33 Chennai roads wear a deserted look on Friday. (Photo: ANI) While Chennai and the neighbouring districts of Chengalpattu, Thiruvallur and Kancheepuram were put under strict lockdown from Friday to contain the Covid-19 outbreak, the Tamil Nadu health …

  • Jobless man kills wife over dowry dispute 30 Jun 2020 00:41 Coimbatore: A 32-year-old man from Tirupur, who was unemployed for the last three months, was arrested for kiling his wife over a dowry dispute. The accused was identified as Abdul Samad from Sathya Nagar Extension on Kangeyam Road in Tirupur. The woman’s …
  • Tamil Nadu covid-19 cases breach 82,000 mark 28 Jun 2020 15:45 CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu saw a massive spike in cases with 3,940 patients testing positive for Covid-19 in the state on Sunday, taking the total count to 82,275. The death toll too has risen to 1079 after 54 more people succumbed to the infection on Sunday. As …
  • DMK MLA from Cheyyur tests positive for COVID-19 27 Jun 2020 06:59 Besides Chennai, 191 cases were reported in Chengalpattu, 98 in Kancheepuram, 170 in Thiruvallur, 10 each in Ariyalur and Nagapattinam, 29 in Coimbatore, 21 in Cuddalore, 15 in Dindigul, five each in Erode and Thiruvarur, 25 each in Kallakurichi and …
  • TN: 1,541 new cases in 4 dists under lockdown 20 Jun 2020 02:11 Picture used for representational purpose only CHENNAI: Even as the 12-day intense lockdown began in the four northern districts of Tamil Nadu, they accounted for most of the 2,115 fresh cases on Friday. Chennai had 1,322 cases, Chengalpet 95, Thiruvallur …
  • No respite from rising number of virus cases and deaths in Tamil Nadu 16 Jun 2020 07:11 Chennai: On yet another day of high rises, Tamil Nadu added 1,843 new Covid-19 positive cases on Monday, taking the total number of positive coronavirus patients in the State to 46,504. But what sounded more alarming is the maximum of number 44 deaths …
  • Biggest single day spike in Tamil Nadu, free face masks for all ration card holders 11 Jun 2020 07:09 Chennai: Even as Chennai and neighbouring northern districts continue to report a surging number of coronavirus positive cases (the figures today were Chengalpattu-182, followed by Thiruvallur-105, Kancheepuram-33, Ranipet-24 and Thiruvannamalai-23), the …
  • Infection among Keralites travelling out of state worrying 01 Jun 2020 03:47 Health officials wearing PPE on duty at coronavirus isolation ward at a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. (File ...Read More THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Keralites testing positive for Covid-19 after travelling to other states once the lockdown norms were eased have …
  • Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: New care facility in Chennai; state records 938 new cases 30 May 2020 18:20 With the total number of COVID-19 cases in state capital Chennai having touched 13,980, data released by the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) indicates that Royapuram (Zone 5) has the highest number of cases in the city. (PTI) Few days after domestic …
  • Lockdown takes sheen off Arni silk sarees, piled up stocks leave manufacturers in tears 30 May 2020 14:05 Express News Service THIRUVANNAMALAI: The rattling sound of the looms can't be heard on the streets of Arni and its surroundings now. Hundreds of looms, busy with producing the popular Arni silk sarees, have gone silent ever since the lockdown to fight …
  • 5 killed in separate road accidents in 2 days 25 May 2020 00:03 Coimbatore: Five people were killed in separate road accidents in the past two days in the district. In Sulur, 43-year-old P Ilangovan, a commercial inspector with Tangedco, was killed after a speeding truck hit his scooter near the L&T bypass- …
  • Nayanmar Thirumoolar 23 May 2020 00:13 Sundaranatha, who has the blessings of Nandi, leaves Kailasa, to visit his friend sage Agastya, who is in Podhigai hills. Sekkizhar, in his Peria Puranam, gives a list of the temples Sundaranatha visits on his way to meet Agastya, said R. Narayanan in a …
  • Barring Chennai, autos allowed to ply across state; total cases cross 14,000 22 May 2020 19:14 Chennai: Labourer and customers at a vegetables market during nationwide lockdown (File/PTI Photo) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami Friday announced that autos and cycle rickshaws, carrying only one passenger, will be allowed to ply …
  • Tamil Nadu government extends lockdown till May 31 with relaxations for 25 districts 17 May 2020 12:06 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu government has extended the existing lockdown until May 31 this year with additional relaxations. The lockdown in the 12 districts including Chennai, Chennagalpattu and Kancheepuram, where the COVID-19 cases are …
  • CM Palaniswami blames vendors for Koyembedu Market cluster 13 May 2020 15:48 A woman and her child at Chennai Central on Wednesday. (Express Photo: Srini Vasu) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami Wednesday blamed vendors for the Koyembedu market cluster, which has contributed to more than 2,000 cases in the state. In a …
  • Corona cases in TN crosses 8,000 mark, Chennai sees record increase 12 May 2020 04:17 The number of novel coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu breached 8,000-mark, after 798 Covid-19 positive patients were reported in the state in the last 24 hours. This is the highest single-day spike witnessed in the state yet. Chennai, the capital city of …
  • The COVID-19 virus and its polyproteins 18 Apr 2020 13:24 Everyday, we hear about the novel coronavirus, how it is easily infecting and transmitting itself from people to people, and how scientists and medical experts are waging a war against its spread. We also hear how different this is from bacteria, and why …
  • Police get tough with joyriders 27 Mar 2020 02:13 Faced with the task of implementing a curfew, the Tamil Nadu police often resorted to force across the State, on the second day of the total lockdown on Thursday. Since Wednesday, people have been complaining of police high-handedness. But on their part, …
  • Tamil Nadu to set up Pharmaceutical Ingredients Park with Rs 770 crore 24 Mar 2020 14:43 Tamil Nadu government has announced setting up of an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) Park in the state, with an investment of around Rs 770 crore amidst coronavirus menace. The state government also announced Rs 3280 crore to support the people who …
  • Voices of the voiceless 10 Mar 2020 03:27 Express News Service CHENNAI: Paintings and posters bearing bold messages on child marriage posted on the notice board of Madras School of Social Work drew our attention as we entered the campus. The moving stories gave us a glimpse of what to expect at …
  • PMK, DMK condemn plans to hand over TN temples to ASI 03 Mar 2020 13:02 Chennai, March 3 (IANS) Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu are opposed to the idea of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) taking over the temples in the state, saying “it is equivalent to closing them”. Referring to news reports, Pattali Makkal Katchi …
  • Help the visually challenged by joining Lit the Light’s Read Fest 2020 18 Feb 2020 11:49 “From experience I can say there are many people who do not know that they can volunteer to make the life of the visually challenged better,” says Barath S N, the founder of Chennai-based Lit the Light, a group formed four years ago to help visually …
  • IT employee turns farmer, takes up dairy farming for a living 12 Feb 2020 04:28 Express News Service NAMAKKAL: Warned by family and mocked by his relatives, a 30-year-old B-Tech graduate K Bharathi, who was working with an IT company, quit his job to take up dairy farming of country cows and buffalos. Having worked in an IT company …
  • Bedean Festa: Fun fest for the farmers’ cause 09 Feb 2020 21:39 Express News Service CHENNAI: On a bright Saturday morning, the boys of St Bede’s School hosted their annual Bedean Festa. The festivities were aplenty — food stalls, game corners and the whole nine yards. While there was lots of fun to be had the whole …
  • DMK-led alliance emerges victorious in Tamil Nadu local body polls 04 Jan 2020 13:08 The results have brought to light the people’s faith in DMK, they have taught a lesson to the ruling government, said DMK leader MK Stalin. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and its alliance partners Saturday established clear leads in the rural body …
  • 'Pizhai' review: A tragedy of errors 04 Jan 2020 07:35 Express News Service Pizhai is yet another underwhelming film that has good intentions at heart. Think of it as an inferior version of Saattai that whips the children instead of parents. Here the children are too naughty but instead of a hero, life itself …
  • Tamil Nadu local body election results: PMK cadre shocked by loss in bastion 04 Jan 2020 05:29 Express News Service TIRUCHY: The results have come as a huge disappointment for the rank and file of Paataali Makkal Katchi (PMK) as the party performance was way below their expectations. Several office bearers expressed shock that the party, which …
  • DMK, allies pip ruling AIADMK combine in Tamil Nadu rural civic polls 03 Jan 2020 17:23 In a closely fought contest in polls to rural civic bodies in 27 districts in Tamil Nadu, the opposition DMK and its allies emerged winners, relegating the AIADMK combine to the second spot. The runner-up finish by a ruling party in localbody polls is seen …
  • Tamil Nadu: Ahead of polls, panchayat posts 'sold off' for Rs 65 lakh, Collector orders probe 10 Dec 2019 17:26 In the first phase on December 27, 156 panchayats will go to polls in Tamil Nadu. With rural body elections in Tamil Nadu to be held in less than three weeks, a purported video of villagers “selling off” the president and vice-president posts in their …
  • How a group of women is spearheading an eco-conscious movement in Thiruvannamalai 06 Dec 2019 15:36 Imagine a lush rain-soaked landscape, where clouds kiss the hilltops, and nature paints trees with delicious shades of green. Wild Ideas is nestled is one such place. “It is a transformative enterprise, not a transactional one,” says Maithreyi Lakshmi …
  • Govt revamps healthcare for livestock in villages 05 Dec 2019 01:44 Express News Service CHENNAI: Dairy farmers in backward rural areas of the State will soon get relief from transporting their cattle to distant places for treatment and breeding support.   Expanding the healthcare facilities and veterinary services to …
  • 15 dead, schools shut as rain ... 02 Dec 2019 08:41 Fifteen people were killed on Monday when a wall collapsed on their houses near Coimbatore as torrential rains lashed Tamil Nadu, said police. According to the police, at around 5.30am, the 20-foot wall fell on four houses, resulting in their collapse and …
  • Schools, colleges shut as heavy rains lash Tamil Nadu, Puducherry; flood alert issued 02 Dec 2019 08:22 Image Source : PTI PHOTO Heavy rains lash Tamil Nadu Heavy rains in Puducherry have forced the closure of all schools on Monday. Incessant rains in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu have wreaked havoc in the state after which the Madras University and …
  • 9 dead, schools shut as rain wreaks havoc in... 02 Dec 2019 05:49 At least nine persons, including four women, were killed when a wall collapsed on four houses due to heavy downpour in Tamil Nadu's Mettupalayam on Monday, police said. There were 12 persons in the houses when a private compound wall, totally wet due …
  • At least 15 killed as wall collapses due to heavy rains in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore 02 Dec 2019 05:10 Widespread rains are expected across coastal Tamil Nadu due to a cyclonic circulation near Comorin on the Indian Ocean. Chennai: At least 15 people were killed after a wall collapsed on four houses due to heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore on Monday …
  • Tamil Nadu rains: 15 killed in Coimbatore wall collapse; schools, colleges shut 02 Dec 2019 04:42 Water enters houses in Chennai after heavy rainfall.Twitter At least 15 people were killed after a compound wall collapsed in Mettupalayam, Coimbatore, in Tamil Nadu, following incessant rains in the region on Monday morning. Rescue operations are underway …
  • Rains lash many parts of Tamil Nadu, more forecast; five dead in city 01 Dec 2019 19:43 Image Source : ANI + Rains lash many parts of Tamil Nadu, more forecast; five dead in city Rains lashed many parts of Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puducherry with the North-East monsoon triggering a heavy spell in the last 24 hours claiming five lives in …
  • Red alert issued in five Tamil Nadu districts as Sunday rains bring back memories of 2015 floods 01 Dec 2019 13:01 Express News Service CHENNAI: Due to incessant rains on Sunday, many areas in city limits faced severe water stagnation for hours while sub-urban areas were inundated, bringing back memories of 2015 floods. Worst affected areas were Pallavaram, Chormepet, …
  • Chennai Air Pollution: What long-term exposure has done to residents of Thiruvottiyur 28 Nov 2019 09:41 Express News Service G Banumathi was shocked when she first found black spots in her phlegm over five years ago. After speaking to her neighbours, she said she realised that she was not alone. "It simply dissolved when I tried to touch it," she …
  • Rise and fall of Nithyananda 24 Nov 2019 05:18 He is Lord Shiva for his Saivite followers, Krishna for his bevy of young dreadlocked gopikas who literally dance to his tune, an alleged rapist and abductor for the devotees whose trust he broke, and a comic villain for those who’ve watched his viral …
  • Ancient shrines chiseled by a scholar 20 Nov 2019 00:15 Express News Service Adayapalam, a village near Arni town in Thiruvannamalai District, is home to the Kalakanteshwara and Varadaraja Perumal temples. Both these shrines were constructed by the patronage of a very great scholar named Appaya Dikshita, who at …
  • Couple loses gold chain to conman in Chennai 15 Nov 2019 22:01 Chennai: A couple from Thiruvannamalai lost a gold chain to a trickster in Perungalathur bus stand on Thursday evening. The victims were identified as Krishna and his wife. They had arrived at the city on Thursday morning to attend the wedding of a …
  • 3 killed, 15 injured as fireworks laden minivan explodes into smithereens in Tamil Nadu 01 Oct 2019 11:32 [Representational Image]Reuters File Three people were killed and 15 injured after a minivan transporting fireworks in exploded in Gingee village of Tamil Nadu's Villupuram district, near Chennai, on Monday morning. The driver of the van, Elavarasan, …
  • Sixer movie review: A tone-deaf brain drain 01 Sep 2019 12:32 Sixer movie review: To be honest, Sixer doesn’t fall under the category of a ‘film’. Sixer movie cast: Vaibhav Reddy, Pallak Lalwani Sixer movie director: Chachi Sixer movie rating: 1 star In Sixer, Aadhi (Vaibhav) has night blindness aka nyctalopia. No …
  • Will Ayodhya judgement come before CJI Gogoi’s retirement in November? 16 Aug 2019 04:05 New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The vexed seven-decade-old Ayodhya dispute is finally on the fast track in search of a judicial solution, thanks to the day-to-day hearing by a five-member Supreme Court Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. …
  • Dying art of Therukoothu 12 Aug 2019 20:31 Street theatre was a fascinating part of the Tamil acting tradition. It is now in serious decline and needs to spread awareness for a grand revival. There have been leading film actors like Vijay Sethupathi who were once a part of Therukoothu before …
  • Ayodhya case: SC rejects objections, says matter will be heard daily 10 Aug 2019 01:01 The five-judge Bench Thursday decided to sit for all five days, including Monday and Friday. (File)  Turning down objections against daily hearings, the Supreme Court Friday made it clear that it would continue with day-to-day hearing as ordered earlier in …
  • Ayodhya hearing: Essence of Hindu faith argued before SC 09 Aug 2019 16:10 New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The fourth day of hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case in Ayodhya in the Supreme Court focused on the applicability of law on temple, idols and ‘janmasthan’ (birthplace) — a confluence contributing to the …
  • Scenic encounters, tranquil waters: Here's where to head for a weekend getaway this monsoon 18 Jul 2019 06:44 FROM AHMEDABAD & MUMBAI: AMBOLI Situated on the southern ranges of the Sahyadris at a height of 2,265 ft, this sylvan precinct is the last mountain resort along the western coast before the Sahyadris give way to beaches. With gently rolling knolls and …
  • 22 districts in Tamil Nadu now in red category as groundwater levels continue to plummet 16 Jun 2019 00:15 Express News Service CHENNAI: In a month’s time, three districts -- Cuddalore, Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli -- have recorded a decrease in groundwater levels and have been marked under the red category by the government. With these three, the number of …
  • Why EPS has nothing to fear from TN by-poll results 22 May 2019 03:41 Should the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu not make the required five out of 22 by-election seats, or even otherwise, the temptation to poach, especially from the Congress or starting with the Congress may be high on Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisami's …
  • Major parties in Tamil Nadu field over 20 medical professionals in fight for LS seats 27 Mar 2019 02:42 Express News Service TIRUCHY: Doctors galore in the TN political theatre this time.  Almost all major political parties in Tamil Nadu have fielded practising medical professionals to contest in Lok Sabha polls. The number of doctors-turned-contestants from …
  • Female teacher in TN arrested for sexually abusing students; husband provides evidence 22 Mar 2019 16:04 (Representational Image)Creative Commons In a shocking incident, a female teacher in Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, was arrested on Wednesday for sexually abusing her students. The arrest was made after her husband provided evidence to the District Collector …
  • AIADMK releases election manifesto 19 Mar 2019 16:43 [India], Mar 19 (ANI): AIADMK on Tuesday released its manifesto ahead of the ensuing General elections and among its major promises said it would urge the Centre to launch an international probe into the alleged genocide and war crimes committed by Sri …
  • AIADMK announces 20 candidates for LS polls in TN 17 Mar 2019 18:35 [India], Mar 17 (ANI): The AIADMK on Sunday announced the names of 20 candidates that will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. KRS Saravanan will contest from Salem, P Kaliyapan from Namakkal, KP Munuswamy from Krishnagiri, G Manimaran from Erode, …
  • AIADMK to contest on 20 seats, BJP on 5 17 Mar 2019 10:22 Category: Politics Posted by Syed Qayam Ali Published: Mar 17, 2019, 1:25 pm IST Updated: Mar 17, 2019, 1:25 pm IST Chennai: The AIADMK will contest on 20 Lok Sabha seats including South Chennai, Theni, Pollachi, Karur and Erode while BJP would be fielding …
  • Tamil Nadu: AIADMK to contest on 20 seats, BJP on 5 17 Mar 2019 08:00 CHENNAI (TAMIL NADU): The AIADMK will contest on 20 Lok Sabha seats including South Chennai, Theni, Pollachi, Karur and Erode while BJP would be fielding its candidates on Kanyakumari, Sivagangai, Coimbatore, Thoothukudi and Ramanathapuram Lok Sabha …
  • AIADMK releases list of constituencies for LS polls 17 Mar 2019 06:57 Chennai, March 17 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK on Sunday released the list of Lok Sabha constituencies that the party and its allies would contest from in the upcoming general elections. In a statement here, the AIADMK said it will contest from 20 seats: Salem …
  • Chennai's Koyambedu market gets new storage facility 11 Mar 2019 02:23 By Express News Service CHENNAI: A 2,500-ton tone cold storage facility at Koyambedu vegetable and fruit wholesale market was inaugurated by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday through video-conferencing. The Rs 2.15-crore facility was built to …
  • In Tamil Nadu, PM Modi Inaugurates Road Projects Worth Over 5,000 Crores 06 Mar 2019 15:15 PM Modi launches infrastructure projects in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. Chennai: During his visit to Tamil Nadu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today introduced several road and railway projects worth crores of rupees that will help reduce carbon footprint and …
  • How Mumbais Sanitation Workers Won Their Rights - The Nation 05 Mar 2019 23:40 Dust rises as municipal workers sweep a road on a foggy day in Greater Noida, near New Delhi, on November 5, 2018. (AP Photo / R S Iyer) Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Thank you for signing up. For more …
  • How Mumbai’s Sanitation Workers Won Their Rights 05 Mar 2019 13:34 Dust rises as municipal workers sweep a road on a foggy day in Greater Noida, near New Delhi, on November 5, 2018. (AP Photo / R S Iyer) Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Thank you for signing up. For more …
  • PM to inaugurate, lay foundation stone of Rs 5,010 crore highway projects in Tamil Nadu 05 Mar 2019 13:22 NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of Rs 5,010-crore highway projects in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, the government said Tuesday. The projects are in Vellore, Thiruvannamalai, Villupuram and …
  • Gautami helps Poor children in Thiruvannamalai! 27 Feb 2019 17:10 By Chennaivision in Education February 26, 2019 Gautami , the founder and CEO of Life again india, has recently visited Thiruvannamalai to help the under privileged children for their better future. Out of all the things she has achieved in her life, …
  • Pandimuni  is Kasthuri Raja’s dream project: Jackie Shroff 30 Jan 2019 05:09 Express News Service After his intriguing role in Maayavan (2017), Jackie Shroff is set to return to Tamil Cinema with Pandimuni, directed by Kasthuri Raja. Taking time off from the shooting of this film, the actor-filmmaker duo met the media yesterday. …
  • Almost married off, girl now a 'Beti Bachao' face 25 Jan 2019 00:22 NEW DELHI: It was July 4, 2017 when the district collector's office in Thiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu got a call from 13-year-old Nandhini Nagaraji. The terrified teen informed the officer on the line that she was being forced to marry a man double her …
  • After Senthil Balaji's exit, TTV vows to defeat DMK in Tiruvarur bypoll 18 Dec 2018 01:33 By Express News Service CHENNAI : Days after the DMK admitted into its fold former AMMK organising secretary V Senthil Balaji, AMMK deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran on Monday targeted the DMK, vowing to deal a death blow to them in the bypoll to the …
  • CONFED-ITA bans purchase of products from major IT vendors 05 Dec 2018 15:05 CONFED-ITA(Confederation of Information Technology Associations) which is consortium of 24 Information Technology Traders Associations from Tamilnadu with around 1350 members from 40+ cities like Chennai, Coimbatore, Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Erode, …
  • Yogi Ramsuratkumar’s ashram to celebrate saint’s 100th year 26 Nov 2018 05:13 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Birth Centenary Year of saint and mystic Yogi Ramsuratkumar will be celebrated by the Yogi Ramsuratkumar Ashram from November 30 to December 2, 2018 at his ashram at Thiruvannamalai.  As part of the celebrations, a …
  • I know I am not a great actor: Vidaarth 24 Nov 2018 04:41 Vidaarth’s latest film Vandi hit screens on Friday. Life hasn’t been a bed of roses for Vidaarth, who played Jyotika’s husband in last week’s release, Kaatrin Mozhi. Before making his debut in Tamil cinema as a lead with Mynaa, he appeared in minor roles …
  • Wednesday was wettest day in the year for Chennai: 'Weatherman' Pradeep John 22 Nov 2018 07:17 By Online Desk On Wednesday, Chennai experienced the wettest day of the year, according to 'Tamil Nadu Weatherman' Pradeep John, who took to Facebook to post updates about the weather. He also said that, "The next spell will start now in the …
  • Chennai, Kanchipuram to receive heavy rains 21 Nov 2018 15:09 Coastal and Interior Tamil Nadu, including Chennai and Kanchipuram districts, would receive heavy rainfall for the next two days as the well marked low pressure over southwest Bay of Bengal would intensify into a depression in the next 24 hours. Chennai, …
  • Tamil Nadu, Puducherry Likely To Receive Heavy Rains In Next 24 Hours 21 Nov 2018 05:53 a few pockets may get heavy to severe rainfall in the next 24 hours, says official (File) Chennai: Moderate to heavy rains were likely in many places in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the next 24 hours as a low pressure has formed in the Bay of Bengal, …
  • MTC bus goes off road, hits barriers and railings in Chennai's Kamarajar Salai 17 Nov 2018 03:43 Express News Service CHENNAI: The Kamarajar Salai off the Marina beach may have one of the best pedestrian pathways in the city. But an MTC bus accident on Friday proved that even the best is not safe for pedestrians if the motorists continue to flout …
  • Tamil Nadu: Here are the changes made in special bus departure points before Diwali 02 Nov 2018 05:50 By Express News Service CHENNAI: To facilitate the operation of special buses from Chennai to neighbouring States without any traffic congestion just before the start of Deepavali, the departure points of the services have been changed and their routes …
  • On cam: Teacher thrashed in class room 22 Oct 2018 16:55 Oct 22, 2018, 21:27 ISTSource: TNNIn a shocking incident, a school teacher was beaten up by a group of unidentified men in a classroom in front of students in Thiruvannamalai district in Tamil Nadu. According to reports, the mathematics teacher was beaten …
  • Social activist Yogendra Yadav detained in Tamil Nadu; alleges manhandling by police 08 Sep 2018 15:53 Yogendra YadavIANS Social activist and psephologist-politician Yogendra Yadav was detained by the police in Thiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu. Yadav was on his way to take part in the protest against the Chennai-Salem highway. The incident occurred on Saturday …
  • Tirumurai verses sung with passion 07 Sep 2018 07:36 Odhuvars have been in the limelight in the recent past with an order passed by the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court directing the administration to pay them a fair remuneration for their services. Centuries ago, Odhuvars presented sacred verses of …
  • Tour venture ‘Moksha: Journey to the Self’ specialises in spiritual tourism 07 Sep 2018 04:52 Mochitha Prakriti feels liberated when she travels. Perhaps that is why she never feels the need to stay put even after travelling over 3 lakh km. Nature is her muse (the assumed second name bears ample testimony), while her specialism is the Indus Valley …
  • Speculations over alliance after DMK invites BJP chief Amit Shah to Karunanidhi condolence meet 26 Aug 2018 00:03 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Ever since the DMK invited BJP president Amit Shah to the condolence meeting for former Chief Minister and DMK president M Karunanidhi on August 30, speculations of a possible alliance between the two parties and a post- …
  • TNCDA contributes drugs worth <span class=WebRupee>Rs.</span>20 lakhs to flood hit Kerala as medicines & nutritional supplements flow from across country 21 Aug 2018 02:54 Following the century’s worst deluge that pounded the entire areas of Kerala last week, the pharmaceutical trade and industry communities from across India are donating huge quantities of medicines and nutritional products to Kerala for distributing to the …
  • Man’s genitals mutilated in brawl  21 Aug 2018 01:19 By Express News Service CHENNAI: A man allegedly mutilated his friend’s genitals with a blade in a quarrel as they were boozing together on Sunday night. “Moorthy (28) and Saravanan (29), both from Thiruvannamalai, were daily wage workers and also involved …
  • Makkal Needhi Maiam: Brand Kamal Haasan fails to connect rural Tamil Nadu 30 Jun 2018 16:00 Express News Service CHENNAI: The lack of a fan base in rural pockets of Tamil Nadu for actor Kamal Hassan has posed a problem for the film star's newly found political outfit Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) as the party's membership drive has failed to …
  • DMK, PMK, Left outfits to stir against green corridor 24 Jun 2018 02:19 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The DMK, PMK, and Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam affiliated to the CPM on Saturday said they would be organising a protest against the proposed Chennai-Salem Green Corridor from next week. Dr Anbumani Ramadoss, MP and …
  • The buzzing corridor: Decoding the feasibility report of the Chennai-Salem Express Highway 17 Jun 2018 01:18 Express News Service CHENNAI: Two months after Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of Union environment ministry issued Terms of Reference (ToR) for Rs 10,000 crore-Greenfield Chennai-Salem Express Highway, a draft feasibility report prepared by a consultant …
  • Cops against fake news challenge in Bengaluru after mob lynched a 26-year-old man from Rajasthan 25 May 2018 00:31 Express News Service BENGALURU: The horrific incident reported from Chamarajpet in Bengaluru on Wednesday where a 26-year-old job-searching man from Rajasthan was lynched by a mob which assumed him to be a child-lifter based on fake news and alerts raising …
  • Inscription shows people, govt worked together for water management, a millennium ago 20 May 2018 15:00 THANJAVUR: Over a millennium old inscription discovered days ago by archaeologists at a village shows people took an active part in water management, ensuring proper irrigation of farmlands in Tamil Nadu. The inscription records the setting up of a stone …
  • Chennai-Salem expressway hits 'green' block 19 May 2018 02:08 Express News Service CHENNAI: The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, has recommended to the National Highways Authority of India to study the possibility of realigning the Chennai-Salem Express …
  • Tamil writer Balakumaran dead 15 May 2018 15:54 Acclaimed writer Balakumaran, whose works remained a link between serious and populist writing in Tamil, died on Tuesday. He was 71 and is survived by two wives, a son and a daughter. Balakumaran had taken pride in his writing style. He once told an …
  • Shocking! 65-year-old woman killed on suspicion of being a child abductor 11 May 2018 12:05 — By IANS | May 11, 2018 04:41 pm Chennai: An elderly woman was killed and four others were severely injured in an attack by villagers in Tamil Nadu’s Thiruvannamalai district who suspected them to be child kidnappers, police said. Rukmani (65), Venkatesan …
  • Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission: Complete list of TNEA facilitation centres 02 May 2018 20:55 CHENNAI: Online registration and filling of applications for the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) will begin on May 3 (Thursday) with the last date for candidates to register being May 30. Counselling for sports category, differently abled, …
  • Urad procurement takes off in TN; but industry wants release halted 30 Apr 2018 17:42 With Nafed launching urad procurement in Tamil Nadu for the first time, farmers in three districts in Central and northern parts of the State stand to gain. This could be extended in the coming season to the Cauvery Delta districts when arrivals are …
  • Day-trip down history lane around Chennai 16 Apr 2018 08:05 Chennai can boast of being in close proximity to quite a few landmark forts. Cycling to these heritage structures is a good way to have some fun and exercise while enriching your understanding of their glorious past. The weather is usually ideal for …
  • Play highlights battle and struggles of Abhimanyu 22 Mar 2018 10:38 8th Theatre Olympics Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal The Bhopalites witnessed the colourful tradition of Tamil Nadu’s Terukuttu on Tuesday. Marking the eighth day of the 8th Theatre Olympics being held in the city, Tamil play ‘Abhimanyu’ was performed at Bharat …
  • Green impact 10 Mar 2018 15:14 The majestic and mystical Nagalingam tree in the verdant Sri Ramana Ashram in Thiruvannamalai has had a deep impact on me. Situated in the garden opposite the samadhi of the master, this tree is always profusely in bloom. The flowers are bright, big and …
  • Hill of fire 06 Mar 2018 05:47 Goddess Parvati once playfully closed the eyes of Lord Siva, when the Divine Couple were in Kailasa. As a result the world was plunged into darkness. In order to atone for this, Parvati decided to do penance. She went to Kancheepuram, and fashioned a Linga …
  • Service-oriented sabbaticals gain ground 02 Mar 2018 04:41 In the corporate world, sabbaticals are now taken more frequently, often granted without much ado, and sometimes offered as a reward for stellar performance. In some cases, sabbaticals are linked to community programmes. Many employees, especially …
  • R-Day celebrated with patriotic fervour: Guv unfurls national flag, CM presents awards 27 Jan 2018 07:57 R-Day celebrated with patriotic fervour: Guv unfurls national flag, CM presents awardsTamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit, on Friday, led the state in celebrating the country’s 69th Republic Day, as he unfurled the national flag at a colourful function …
  • Escala wins feature event 25 Jan 2018 15:14 Escala, ridden by Arshad, won the South India Stayers Trial Stakes, the main event of the races here on Thursday (Jan. 25). The winner is owned by Mr. S. Pathy and trained by Neil Darashah. THIRUVANNAMALAI PLATE (1,200m), md. 3-y-o only (terms): LUXZARA ( …
  • Salazaar appeals most 24 Jan 2018 13:26 Salazaar appeals most in the South India Stayers Trial Stakes (2,400m), the main event of the races to be held here on Thursday (Jan 25). 1. THIRUVANNAMALAI PLATE (1,200m), maiden 3-y-o only (Terms), 2.00 p.m.: 1. Bay Front (7) Arshad Alam 56, 2. Brilliant …
  • 2 women murdered after one is sexually assaulted in Thiruvannamalai 18 Aug 2017 09:54 A woman and her mother-in-law were murdered in Chengam, Thiruvannamalai by unknown assailants with the former said to have been sexually assaulted before being killed. Younis, who resides in Pakkiripalayam, Thiruvannamalai along with his 80-year-old mother …

  • In major reshuffle, V P Duraisamy, Vanathi Srinivasan, Namitha get new postings in TN BJP 04 Jul 2020 08:48 Tamil Nadu BJP President L Murugan on Friday announced new office bearers for the party’s state unit. Former DMK leader V  P Duraisamy who recently joined the BJP was appointed State vice-president, while Vanathi Srinivasan who was earlier general …
  • Puducherry reports 80 new COVID-19 cases, one death 04 Jul 2020 07:14 By Express News Service PUDUCHERRY: One 53-year-old man from Krishna Nagar died while 80 fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported taking the total number of cases to 904 and death toll to 14 in Puducherry UT. Releasing this information Minister of Health and …
  • TN custodial deaths: Lawyer wants CM’s role probed 03 Jul 2020 09:49 Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami CHENNAI: A Cuddalore-based advocate has moved the Supreme Court seeking direction to Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to refrain from holding the state home portfolio pending investigation …
  • Rs 30 Lakh Compensation For Those Killed In Tamil Nadu Boiler Blast 02 Jul 2020 16:17 Six people died and 17 were injuries in the blast at the Tamil Nadu power plant, second in two months. Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu: Compensations of Rs 30 lakh and Rs 5 lakh were announced on Thursday for the families of those who died and those who were injured …
  • Neyveli boiler blast exposes safety issues, 6 killed, 17 injured 02 Jul 2020 15:57 By Chennaivision in Chennai News July 2, 2020 Six workers were killed and 17 injured — 11 of them critically — after a boiler exploded in Unit V of the thermal power station-II of the NLC India Ltd. (NLCIL) in Neyveli on Wednesday. This was the second …
  • Tamil Nadu may have its highest Kuruvai season paddy yield this year 02 Jul 2020 08:33 Express News Service CHENNAI: The State Agriculture Department is expecting the highest yield of paddy during the current Kuruvai season in delta districts, thanks to the comfortable water storage at Mettur dam and in other water sources. The canal- …
  • Puducherry reports 63 new COVID-19 cases 02 Jul 2020 06:33 By Express News Service PUDUCHERRY: A total of 63  fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported taking the total number of cases to 802  in the UT . Releasing this information Director of Health and Family Welfare Dr. S Mohan Kumar said that while 60 new cases …
  • Covid Live: Virus tally crosses the 6-lakh mark 02 Jul 2020 06:10 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Union Home Minister Amit Shah to chair a meeting today via video conference with UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, to review the COVID19 situation in Delhi-NCR. MP …
  • TN: 6 dead, 17 injured in NLC power plant blast 02 Jul 2020 04:10 The injured workers were given first aid at NLCIL hospital and 16 of them were later referred to a private hos...Read More CUDDALORE/CHENNAI: Six workers died and 17 others were injured in a blast at thermal power station (TPS) II of the Neyveli …
  • T.N. records 3,882 cases; Chennai’s tally tops 60,000 02 Jul 2020 02:10 Tamil Nadu recorded 3,882 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, taking the State’s overall tally to 94,049*. As many as 2,852 patients were discharged from hospitals and 63 deaths were reported. Of the fresh cases, 2,182 were in Chennai, which recorded 2, …
  • Boiler blast in Tamil Nadu's Neyveli thermal plant: 6 dead, 17 injured; firefighters at the spot 01 Jul 2020 22:06 Boiler blast at Neyveli Lignite plant in Tamil Nadu At least six people lost their lives and 17 others have been injured in a boiler blast at the Neyveli lignite plant in Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore district on Wednesday, July 1. A number of workers are …
  • Neyveli boiler blast: Amit Shah assures Tamil Nadu CM of all possible help 01 Jul 2020 22:05 Boiler blast at Neyveli Lignite plant in Tamil Nadu Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday talked to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami over Neyveli power plant boiler blast, assuring him of all possible help. The Home Minister further …
  • India NLC power plant hit by second fatal explosion in two months 01 Jul 2020 14:15 A blast at a power plant in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore district has killed at least six people, an official from the state-run company and local police said, the second deadly boiler explosion in two months. "Six people …
  • Boiler explodes at Neyveli Lignite plant in Cuddalore, 17 injured, 5 dead 01 Jul 2020 14:01 Image Source : NEYVELI LIGNITE PLANT WEBSITE Boiler explodes at Neyveli Lignite plant in Cuddalore. An explosion has occurred in a boiler in stage 2 of the Neyveli lignite plant, Tamil Nadu. As per initial reports, at least 17 people have been injured …
  • Tamil Nadu CM grants Rs 3 lakh each to kin of six workers killed in NLC boiler blast 01 Jul 2020 12:26 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Expressing deep grief over the death of six workers due to a boiler blast in Unit V of the second thermal power station of Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday …
  • Covid Live: Section 144 in Mumbai 01 Jul 2020 10:57 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates China reports three new virus cases NHRC issues notices to Tamil Nadu cops The human rights body issued notices to the DGP, Tamil Nadu and SP, Thoothukudi over the deaths of a father and son allegedly due to …
  • Neyveli boiler blast: Amit Shah assures CM Palaniswami of all possible help 01 Jul 2020 10:27 By IANS NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday talked to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami over Neyveli power plant boiler blast, assuring him of all possible help. The Home Minister took stock of the situation of the incident …
  • Six die in NLC India boiler blast, TN CM announces compensation (Ld) 01 Jul 2020 10:19 Share00 Chennai, July 1 (IANS) Six workers were killed and 17 others injured when a boiler in a thermal power unit (TPS II) of NLC India Ltd exploded on Wednesday, officials said. The NLC India’s integrated mining-cum-power plant is located in Neyveli in …
  • Tamil Nadu Neyveli boiler blast: 6 dead, 17 injured; Amit Shah speaks to CM, offers help 01 Jul 2020 09:41 The blast took place on Wednesday morning. Tamil Nadu Neyveli Lignite Power Plant Explosion Live Updates: At least six people were killed and 17 injured in a boiler blast at Neyveli Thermal Power Station in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. The blast occurred in …
  • Six dead, 16 injured in boiler blast at Tamil Nadu's NLC power plant in Neyveli 01 Jul 2020 08:30 Express News Service CUDDALORE: Six workers died and 16 workers were injured in a boiler blast in unit five of the second thermal power station of Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLCIL) on Wednesday morning. NLCIL management is however unable to …
  • Four killed, 17 injured in NLC India boiler blast in TN 01 Jul 2020 08:09 Share00 Chennai, July 1 (IANS) Four workers were killed and 17 others injured when a boiler in a thermal power unit (TPS II) of NLC India Ltd exploded on Wednesday, officials said. The NLC India’s integrated mining-cum-power plant is located in Neyveli in …
  • 2 dead, 16 injured in boiler explosion at Tamil Nadu's Neyveli Lignite power plant 01 Jul 2020 07:56 NEYVELI: At least two persons were killed, and 16 others injured, when a boiler exploded on Wednesday at the thermal plant of Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) in Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore district. The mishap occurred around 10 am on the fifth unit of …
  • Tamil Nadu Neyveli boiler blast: 6 dead, 17 injured in second explosion since March 01 Jul 2020 07:31 The blast took place on Wednesday morning. Tamil Nadu Neyveli Lignite Power Plant Explosion Live Updates: At least six people were killed and 17 injured in a boiler blast at Neyveli Thermal Power Station in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. The blast occurred in …
  • Boiler Blast in Neyveli 01 Jul 2020 07:07 NLC power plant in Neyveli CUDDALORE: Two workers died and 16 others suffered injuries in a blast in unit 5 of NLC India Limited’s Thermal Power Station (TPS) II at Neyveli in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. The cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained. The …
  • TN Covid count past 90k; recovery rate also up 01 Jul 2020 04:38 A doctor takes a swab to test for the coronavirus disease at primary health center in Chennai CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 tally breached the 90,000-mark with 3,943 new infections reported on Tuesday. Sixty more deaths in the last 24 hours pushed the …
  • Govt. to avail ₹22 cr. as loan from NABARD for road projects 29 Jun 2020 23:03 With the government finding it difficult to generate any revenue, the Public Works Department has decided to avail a loan to the tune of ₹22 crore from the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) for road infrastructure projects. The …
  • Puducherry CM Narayanasamy tests negative for COVID-19 but advised home quarantine for seven days 29 Jun 2020 06:54 By Express News Service PUDUCHERRY: Chief Minister V Narayanasamy and everyone in his residence have tested negative for the coronavirus after they were tested following two persons in his office and the father of his bodyguard contracting the virus. The …
  • 207 test positive 28 Jun 2020 15:36 TIRUCHI In a further jump, 207 persons tested positive for COVID 19 infection in the central region on Sunday, as against 160 on Saturday. Tiruvarur saw a major spike in cases with 87 people testing positive while 43 tested positive from Tiruchi, 23 from …
  • Retired cop dies of COVID-19 in Puducherry; 29 fresh cases reported 28 Jun 2020 08:12 By Express News Service PUDUCHERRY: A 61-year-old retired constable died of COVID-19 at JIPMER while 29 fresh cases were reported. The total number of cases rose to 648 and deaths to 11 in the Union Territory. Releasing this information on Sunday, Director …
  • Meth makes its way into Chennai in tea bags 27 Jun 2020 10:09 Several seizures of methamphetamine, including the barrel fishermen caught in their net off Mamallapuram last ...Read More CHENNAI: As Chennai increasingly becomes a major transit hub for smuggling narcotics to southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia …
  • DMK MLA from Cheyyur tests positive for COVID-19 27 Jun 2020 06:59 Besides Chennai, 191 cases were reported in Chengalpattu, 98 in Kancheepuram, 170 in Thiruvallur, 10 each in Ariyalur and Nagapattinam, 29 in Coimbatore, 21 in Cuddalore, 15 in Dindigul, five each in Erode and Thiruvarur, 25 each in Kallakurichi and …
  • Hospital complains to cops after 'cropped' video of COVID-19 patient's burial goes viral 26 Jun 2020 11:37 Express News Service TIRUCHY: A 101-second video doing the rounds on social media caused a furore in Tiruchy on Thursday. The video showed an ambulance of a private hospital carrying out the burial of a patient who died of COVID-19. The hospital has filed …
  • 30 new COVID-19 patients in Puducherry, mild cases shifted from IGMCRI to care centres 26 Jun 2020 09:48 By Express News Service PUDUCHERRY: With the number of COVID-19 cases surging, 44 patients who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms have been shifted from the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (IGMCRI) to COVID care centres at Mahatma …
  • Wait for piped water supply gets longer in some areas 26 Jun 2020 01:06 People in some localities of south Chennai may have to wait for few more months to get piped water connection. The trial run of the projects is still in progress because of challenges during the lockdown. The water supply projects were inaugurated in May …
  • Puducherry reports 39 fresh COVID-19 cases taking overall tally to 502 25 Jun 2020 08:04 By PTI PUDUCHERRY: Puducherry on Thursday reported 39 new COVID-19 positive cases taking the overall tally in the union territory to 502. The fresh cases include two residents of Puducherry undergoing treatment in hospitals in Cuddalore and Chidambaram in …
  • Cuddalore: Alert officials stop two child marriages in two days 25 Jun 2020 06:02 By Express News Service CUDDALORE: Two child marriages were prevented in Cuddalore district in the last couple of days. According to official sources, an attempt to marry off a 14-year-old girl to a 23-year-old youth was stopped at Karmangudi village near …
  • 6 inmates, 2 Cuddalore jail staff test Covid +ve 24 Jun 2020 16:58
  • Biggest COVID-19 spike in Puducherry with 59 cases in 24 hours, tally rises to 461 24 Jun 2020 09:40 By Express News Service PUDUCHERRY: Puducherry saw its higher ever COVID-19 spike with 59 cases in the last 24 hours (from 10 am on Tuesday to 10 am on Wednesday), taking the total tally in the UT to 461. Releasing this information on Wednesday, Health …
  • NLC posts 13.33% growth in income in FY 2019-20 24 Jun 2020 09:02 The company's profit after tax in 2019-20 stood at Rs 1,413.85 crore CUDDALORE: NLC India Limited (NLCIL) registered 13.33% growth in total income in the 2019-20 fiscal year. The company's total income for the year ending on March 31, 2020 stood at …
  • State’s case tally rises by 2,516; 39 more deaths take toll to 833 24 Jun 2020 08:00 Tamil Nadu recorded 2,000-plus cases of COVID-19 for the seventh consecutive day on Tuesday. With 2,516 new infections, the State’s overall case tally climbed to 64,603*, even as the Health Department instructed districts witnessing a spike in cases to …
  • TN Police seize drugs packaged as Chinese tea floating offshore 23 Jun 2020 16:14 Reuters (IANS) Tamil Nadu Police are investigating the source and destination of the methamphetamine seized along the coastline of Mamallapuram and Cuddalore districts, an official said on Monday. "Something really is fishy as the packets labelled as …
  • CM undergoes Covid test, Radhakrishnan reveals strategy to control spread 23 Jun 2020 15:25 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami has tested negative for coronavirus, Health Minister C Vijayabaskar said in Chennai Monday. The government is giving special attention to coronavirus testing, he said adding that following protocol “without any …
  • TN bus conductors may finally bid goodbye to their whistles thanks to COVID-19 23 Jun 2020 14:19 Express News Service CHENNAI: The whistle had been one of the trademarks of bus conductors in Tamil Nadu for decades but COVID-19 may soon make it a thing of the past. To contain the spread of the virus, the state transport department is planning to do …
  • One more COVID-19 death in Puducherry, nurse at GH among 19 new cases 23 Jun 2020 14:18 By Express News Service PUDUCHERRY: A 60-year-old woman died of COVID-19 while a nurse at the Indira Gandhi Government General Hospital and Post Graduate Institute (IGGGHPGI) is among 19 new cases, taking the tally in the UT to 402 and the deaths to nine. …
  • With 2,710 new cases, tally past 60,000 23 Jun 2020 09:20 Tamil Nadu on Monday recorded a new high with 2,710 new cases of COVID-19. This took the State’s tally past 60,000, while its recovery rate stood at nearly 55%, and mortality rate at 1.27%. The State’s tally stood at 62,087*, of which 27,178 were active …
  • BRIEF-Solara Active Pharma Sciences Says FDA Informed Co About Classifying Manufacturing Site At Cuddalore As "Official Action Indicated" 23 Jun 2020 05:29 June 23 (Reuters) - Solara Active Pharma Sciences Ltd : * SOLARA ACTIVE PHARMA SCIENCES LTD SAYS US FDA INFORMED CO ABOUT CLASSIFYING MANUFACTURING SITE AT CUDDALORE AS “OFFICIAL ACTION INDICATED” * SOLARA ACTIVE PHARMA SCIENCES LTD SAYS RECLASSIFICATION …
  • Panic in bus as passenger gets Covid test results 23 Jun 2020 02:17 Express News Service CUDDALORE: It was supposed to be a ‘secret operation’. Cuddalore officials called Ravi (name changed) to inform him that he had tested positive, and realised that he was in a public bus, travelling home after visiting a relative on …
  • Tamil Nadu govt reimposes lockdown in Madurai 23 Jun 2020 01:26 Chennai roads wear a deserted look on Friday. (Photo: ANI) The Tamil Nadu government Monday declared an intensified lockdown in several parts of Madurai district, including the temple town, from Wednesday. The number of Covid-19 cases continued to rise in …
  • 4 Cuddalore jail inmates test +ve for Covid 22 Jun 2020 16:18
  • Four prisoners who returned from Chennai test positive for COVID-19 in Cuddalore 22 Jun 2020 14:49 Express News Service CUDDALORE: Four inmates of Cuddalore Central Prison who returned from Puzhal Central Jail on June 15 after the exams for classes 11 and 12 were canceled by the state government have tested positive for COVID-19 here on Monday. The …
  • Maintain ADD on ITD Cementation - Lacking triggers - HDFC Securities 22 Jun 2020 13:23 Mr. Parikshit D Kandpal, Institutional Research Analyst, HDFC Securities. ITD Cementation (Q4FY20): Lacking triggers. Maintain ADD (TP Rs 54, CMP Rs 49, MCap Rs 9 bn) Despite COVID-19 impact, ITD's reported strong 4QFY20 execution leading to Rev/ …
  • Add ITD Cementation India, target price Rs 54: HDFC Securities 22 Jun 2020 10:09 HDFC Securities has given an add rating to ITD Cementation India with a target price of Rs 54. The share price moved down by -0.10 per cent from its previous close of Rs 49.55. The stock’s last traded price is Rs 49.50. During 4QFY20, ITD has written off …
  • Spike in positive cases, deaths in Tamil Nadu 22 Jun 2020 05:59 CHENNAI: In the highest-ever one-day spike of persons testing positive for Covid-19, novel coronavirus, Tamil Nadu added 2,532 positive cases on Sunday, taking the total number of confirmed positive patients in the state till date to 59,377. Of the new …
  • Asanas on ice blocks, silambam asanas mark IYD amidst lockdown 22 Jun 2020 03:01 Chennai: A rapid sequenceof yogasanas for an hour on huge ice blocks and asanas with silambam, a traditional Tamil martial arts, marked the sixth International Day of Yogacelebrations in Tamil Nadu on Sunday. The Coronavirus pandemic did not appear to …
  • Single-day spike in TN: 2,532 cases, 53 deaths 22 Jun 2020 00:24 Representative image CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu's Covid-19 numbers on Sunday were the highest so far for a single day - 53 dead and 2,532 new cases - while the lockdown was complete in Chennai and three adjoining districts. The number of active cases in the …
  • A sea of troubles: Fish vendors in Tamil Nadu staring into abyss post lockdown 21 Jun 2020 02:44 By Express News Service Balaraman was just sixteen when he first ‘went to the sea’. Over the last three-and-a-half decades of his life as a fisherman, never has he stayed away from the ocean this long. “Even when the Indian Ocean Tsunami came in 2004, we …
  • Will take some harsh decisions to contain the spread of COVID-19, warns Puducherry CM 20 Jun 2020 14:37 By Express News Service PUDUCHERRY: Puducherry could be in for a lockdown with Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Saturday stating that the government will take some 'harsh' decisions on Sunday to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the Union Territory …

  • Chennai lockdown results in low occupancy on special trains 19 Jun 2020 21:00 By Express News Service TIRUCHY/CHENNAI: With Chennai, Chengalpattu and two other districts coming under a 12-day intense lockdown, the occupancy rate was very poor on the Chengalpattu-Tiruchy special train on Friday. Very few passengers arrived by the …
  • Not just Covid-19 cases, deaths too are rising fast in TN 14 May 2020 02:12 Tamil Nadu reported 716 new cases of COVID-19 and eight more deaths on Tuesday. Chennai, for the third consecutive day, added more than 500 cases to its total. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the State now stands at 8,718. The number of active cases …
  • TN reports 50 more corona cases, total at 621 08 Apr 2020 02:09 By Chennaivision in Chennai News April 7, 2020 As many as 50 people, including 48 returnees from the Delhi Tablighi Jamaat meet today tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu, taking the total number of cases in the state to 621. This is the sixth …
  • Raped by 16, eight-year-old dies of prolonged illness 16 Feb 2020 02:23 Express News Service CHENNAI: An eight-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped by 16 men, including her relatives, over a period of four years, died on Thursday. While the police is awaiting the postmortem report, the child’s parents said that she died …
  • Trade do not foresee upward jump in maize price in TN 13 Jan 2020 17:15 Trade sources do not foresee an upward revision in the price of maize during the current season as the market arrivals seem adequate. “Prevalence of favourable climatic conditions coupled with extended monsoon helped bring down the incidence of Fall Army …
  • CM inaugurates Kallakurichi district 26 Nov 2019 16:38 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today formally inaugurated Kallakurichi district, one of the five newly formed districts in the state. He did this days after he inaugurated Tenkasi district, which was carved out of Tirunelveli. He also …
  • Vellore trifurcated: How Tirupattur, Ranipet make Tamil Nadu’s list of districts even longer 15 Aug 2019 10:11 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami gestures as he reviews the parade during the 73rd Independence Day celebrations at Fort St. George in Chennai, Thursday, August 15, 2019. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar) Since January this year, the AIADMK- …
  • Tamil Nadu: Vellore trifurcated, Ranipet and Tirupattur to be new districts 15 Aug 2019 08:23 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami. (File Photo) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami Thursday announced Vellore would be trifurcated to create two additional districts. In an event on Independence Day at Fort St George in Chennai …
  • CM meets Vijayakanth, Vaiko names candidate for Erode 16 Mar 2019 07:35 In yet another day of developments ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today called on DMDK president Vijayakanth in Chennai. Palaniswami, who is also the joint coordinator of the ruling AIADMK, met Vijayakanth at his …
  • DMK-led Front announces constituencies for LS polls 15 Mar 2019 09:31 Chennai: The DMK will field candidates for the Lok Sabha elections in its traditional strongholds. The constituencies to be contested by it and its allies was announced here on Friday. The DMK, which will contesting 20 of the 39 seats, would field …
  • AIADMK MP dies in road mishap in Villupuram district 23 Feb 2019 20:52 Chennai: AIADMK MP , elected from Villupuram Lok Sabha constituency, died in a freak mishap when the car in which he was travelling hit the median on the road near Tindivanam in Villupuram district on Saturday, police said. Rajendran died of severe head …
  • 5 more arrested in Salem-Chennai train heist 31 Oct 2018 05:24 The CB-CID has arrested five more persons in connection with the robbery which took place on the moving Salem-Chennai Express two years ago. Reports said the men were produced before the Magistrate on Tuesday. A gang had robbed Rs 5.78 crores of soiled …
  • Salem-Chennai train robbery solved, 2 Madhya Pradesh persons arrested 15 Oct 2018 18:26 The CB-CID of the Tamil Nadu police on Saturday claimed to have cracked the sensational train heist case, in which robbers cut open the roof of a moving train — Salem-Chennai Express — and decamped with Rs 5.78 crore of soiled currencies on August 9, 2016. …
  • Will Veerappan aides' case impact Rajiv killers' freedom? 20 Sep 2018 08:14 'A precedent in the Rajv killers' plea for freedom may flow from slain brigand Veerappan’s 2000 demand for the release of 109 associates languishing in prisons in Karnataka for him to release abducted Kannada matinee icon, the late Rajkumar.' …
  • Gutkha scam: CBI raids houses of Minister Vijayabaskar, DGP Rajendran; shocking details revealed 07 Sep 2018 10:09 In a big twist to the multi-crore gutkha scam probe, the CBI on Wednesday conducted raids at the residences of Health Minister C Vijayabaskar, DGP T K Rajendran, former city Police Commissioner S George and others. The searches began around 7 am with a …
  • School of rock 06 Nov 2017 19:01 It’s Shawshank Redemption in real life. Or, if you prefer, Erin Brockovich. In the first, a banker (Tim Robbins) charged with murder is sent to a high-security prison where he uses his fine knowledge of rocks to dig a tunnel and escape. In the second, …
  • CM holds emergency meet as dengue, fever cases shoot up 03 Oct 2017 03:39 CHENNAI: An emergency meeting was called by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday as  Tamil Nadu has recorded as many as 10,000 cases of fever. Every Thursday will be observed as anti-dengue day from now, Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar announced …
  • Suresh Prabhu offers to quit, PM Modi says wait 23 Aug 2017 23:24 Rail Board chairman resigns; replaced by Air India chief, a railway service officer. New Delhi: Hours after the Kaifiyat Express collided with a dumper in Uttar Pradesh, injuring 74 people, Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu, “pained by the unfortunate …
  • Govt bus slips into pit dug up for Metro Rail work 08 Aug 2017 02:51 CHENNAI: Passengers on board a government bus had a fortunate escape, after the bus slipped into a pit on GST Road in Pallavaram on Monday. The State Express Transport Corporation (SETC) bus, plying between Tiruvannamalai and Chennai, fell four feet into …
  • Rushing to meet a deadline that never was 30 Mar 2017 22:29 A. Veerappan knows the math doesn’t add up. Yet, he tries: “I am here at least thrice each week. Each day I’m here, I lose ₹250.” He then connects his daily wage at the construction site to the wad of currency in his pocket: “How many weeks would I have …

  • Tamil Nadu becomes second State in India to cross 1 lakh Covid cases mark 04 Jul 2020 08:48 Tamil Nadu, the second worst coronavirus hit state in the country, on Friday crossed the one lakh-mark as 4,329 people tested positive for the highly infectious virus in a day. With an addition of 64, the state’s death count stood at 1,385, government data …
  • 1,00,000 and counting... Tamil Nadu remains Covid hotspot 04 Jul 2020 02:15 By Express News Service CHENNAI: With over 4,000 fresh cases of Covid-19 being reported on Friday, Tamil Nadu crossed the 1 lakh-mark. The State’s tally currently stands at 1,02,721. Chennai recorded 2,082 cases and 33 deaths on Friday, said a bulletin …
  • 4,329 new coronavirus cases, Tamil Nadu crosses 1 lakh-mark 04 Jul 2020 01:59 Picture used for representational purpose only CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 count crossed the one lakh mark on Friday, 118 days after the first case was reported in the state. With 4,329 fresh cases, the TN tally rose to 1,02,721 though the number of …
  • Some hospitals selected for clinical trials caution against ‘impossible’ timeline 03 Jul 2020 23:23 Testing at Mandala in Mumbai Friday. (Photo: Amit Chakravarty) In its letter, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has told the 12 hospitals selected for carrying out clinical trials of Covaxin to “ensure that the subject enrolment is initiated no …
  • 70 Tasmac shops to reopen on Chennai’s outskirts 03 Jul 2020 16:31 A Tasmac liquor shop CHENNAI: Around 70 Tasmac liquor shops will reopen on the outskirts of the city -- outside the jurisdiction of the Greater Chennai Police -- on Monday. The liquor shops will reopen as the intense lockdown in Chennai and its …
  • Tamil Nadu Covid-19 tally crosses 1 lakh mark 03 Jul 2020 15:48 CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu breached 1 lakh cases on Friday with the State reporting the second consecutive day of over 4000 cases, the State media bulletin confirmed. As many as 4329 new cases of Coronavirus were reported on Friday, while the number stood at 4343 …
  • Highest ever spike of over 4,000 Covid cases shocks TN 03 Jul 2020 06:15 After reporting 3,000-plus Covid-19 cases daily for the past week, Tamil Nadu, for the first time, recorded over 4,000 cases on Thursday. A total of 4,343 persons tested positive for COVID-19, taking the State’s tally to 98,392. Noting that the State’s …
  • 4,343 cases in a day, TN inching towards 1L-mark 03 Jul 2020 02:33 A doctor takes a swab to test for the Covid-19 disease at primary health center in Chennai Tamil Nadu moved closer to the 1 lakh case milestone with the highest ever daily spike of 4,343 fresh Covid-19 cases on Thursday. The tally reached 98,392. While 41, …
  • Auto seized, driver tries to kill self 03 Jul 2020 02:08 By Express News Service CHENNAI: An auto rickshaw driver allegedly attempted to self-immolate after his vehicle was seized by the traffic police for violating lockdown norms. According to police, A Hariharan (35) of Oragadam in Kancheepuram, was …
  • Coronavirus | Highest single-day spike in Tamil Nadu with 4,343 cases 03 Jul 2020 00:45 After reporting 3,000-plus COVID-19 cases daily for the past week, Tamil Nadu, for the first time, recorded over 4,000 cases on Thursday. A total of 4,343 persons tested positive for COVID-19, taking the State’s tally to 98,392*. Noting that the State’s …
  • Are Covid figures coming down in Tamil Nadu? 02 Jul 2020 15:57 Tamil Nadu saw a marginal drop in cases on Wednesday with 3882 patients testing positive for Covid-19, total count to 94,049. On Tuesday, the State recorded 3943 cases. The death toll too rose to 1264 after 63 more people succumbed to the infection on …
  • Tamil Nadu reports highest ever single day spike in Covid-19 cases 02 Jul 2020 15:38 Chennai: Tamil Nadu saw the highest ever single day spike in Covid-19 cases on Thursday with 4343 patients testing positive for the infection, taking the total count to 98392. There are 41047 active cases in the State, according to the media bulletin. On …
  • Govt extends term of special officers till December 31 02 Jul 2020 02:26 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The coronavirus is taking on all comers and winning hands down, till now. The latest in the long line of victims is the urban local body elections. Since elections could not be held, the State government has promulgated two …
  • No offerings allowed at shrines 02 Jul 2020 02:26 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The State government has issued Standard Operating Procedures for places of worship in rural areas that opened from Wednesday in most parts of the State except in Chennai and parts of Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur, and …
  • T.N. records 3,882 cases; Chennai’s tally tops 60,000 02 Jul 2020 02:10 Tamil Nadu recorded 3,882 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, taking the State’s overall tally to 94,049*. As many as 2,852 patients were discharged from hospitals and 63 deaths were reported. Of the fresh cases, 2,182 were in Chennai, which recorded 2, …
  • Tamil Nadu reports marginal drop in cases 01 Jul 2020 14:02 Chennai: Tamil Nadu saw a marginal drop in cases on Wednesday with 3882 patients testing positive for Covid-19, total count to 94,049. On Tuesday, the State recorded 3943 cases. The death toll too rose to 1264 after 63 more people succumbed to the …
  • 58 funeral attendees infected in Salem, Tamil Nadu minister tests positive for virus 01 Jul 2020 10:19 In a case of cluster infection, 58 of the 65 mourners who attended the funeral a Central government official, Selvam, 56, who had worked in the Ministry of Foreign Trade and who died in Coimbatore and was brought for burial at Pannavaadi near Kolathur near …
  • 'No physical offerings allowed': Tamil Nadu gears up to open small places of worship from July 1 01 Jul 2020 06:34 Express News Service CHENNAI: The state government has issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for places of worship in rural areas that are opened for public worship from Wednesday July 1 in most parts of Tamil Nadu. However, these palces will not be …
  • Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal appointed as the new Police Commissioner 01 Jul 2020 02:40 In a major shuffle of senior IPS officers across the State, the Home Department late on Tuesday night issued orders posting Additional Director-General of Police Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal, a 1994-batch IPS officer, as the new Commissioner of Police, Chennai. …
  • Amma Canteens to provide free food till July 5 30 Jun 2020 18:36 In view of the extension of the complete lockdown in Chennai and parts of Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Tuesday announced that Amma Canteens would continue providing free food till July 5. In a …
  • Industries can get permit cards for workers coming in from from neighbouring districts 30 Jun 2020 18:04 Industrial establishments with employees coming in from neighbouring districts for work can obtain permit cards from District Collectors concerned, for the movement of their workers during the lockdown in place till July 31 across the State, the Tamil Nadu …
  • Free food will be home delivered for elderly in Chennai: Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami 30 Jun 2020 17:08 By PTI CHENNAI: Food, free of cost would be home delivered for the elderly, sick and destitute in Chennai and nearby areas where the intense lockdown will be in force till July 5, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said here on Tuesday. Amma Canteens shall …
  • Grundfos Foundation to support frontline workers and underprivileged families during the COVID-19 pandemic 30 Jun 2020 17:03 Funding goes to local Grundfos India CSR projects in Tamil Nadu Given that in India, vulnerable population groups are at risk because of various lockdown measures, three projects in India have received funding via the Grundfos Foundation’s new Community …
  • 60 more COVID-19 deaths in Tamil Nadu as tally crosses 90,000 mark with 3,943 new cases 30 Jun 2020 14:43 Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu's COVID-19 tally crossed the 90,000 mark with 3,943 more people testing positive on Tuesday. The state also reported 60 deaths taking the toll to 1,201. Chennai alone recorded 2,393 cases, the highest single day …
  • Tamil Nadu announces relaxations that will come into effect as State breaches 90,000 cases 30 Jun 2020 14:42 Chennai: Tamil Nadu announced "certain relaxations" which were already allowed prior to the commencement of the June 19 complete lockdown, as part of the State's efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19. This comes as the State witnessed 3943 …
  • Tamil Nadu imposes strict lockdown till July 31 30 Jun 2020 08:38 The Tamil Nadu government on Monday has further extended the general state-wide lockdown now in force from July 1 to midnight of July 31, even while extending the 'full lockdown' in greater Chennai and parts of neighbouring Chengalpattu, …
  • 62 Covid deaths push Tamil Nadu toll to 1,141 30 Jun 2020 03:11 Health workers and volunteers from SDPI wearing PPE kits after performing the burial of a person who died due ...Read More CHENNAI: Fresh Covid-19 infections in TN were close to 4,000 for the second day on Monday, which saw 62 deaths pushing the toll to 1, …
  • Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till July 31, relaxes restrictions in most districts 30 Jun 2020 03:10 The Tamil Nadu government on Monday extended the COVID-19 lockdown across the State by another month till July 31. The “complete lockdown” in Chennai, and parts of the adjoining districts of Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chengalpattu, and Madurai city and …
  • Come July, it’s lockdown 6.0 in Tamil Nadu 30 Jun 2020 02:36 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Brace up, for another round of lockdown is here. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday announced extension of certain restrictions till July 31 across the State. However, the intensified lockdown that is currently …
  • Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu extend lockdown till July 31 29 Jun 2020 17:18 Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu Lockdown: An order issued by Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta said private offices can operate with up to 10 per cent strength or 10 people whichever is more Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu Lockdown: Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu governments on …
  • Can't Be Under Lockdown Forever: Scientist On Tamil Nadu Panel 29 Jun 2020 16:32 Tamil Nadu on May 31 announced extension of the COVID-19 lockdown till June 30. (File) Chennai: The expert committee set up to advise the Tamil Nadu government on tackling COVID-19 has favoured restrictions based on the scenario in specific regions and has …
  • Tamil Nadu's Health Experts Committee advises against lockdown extension as cases breach 86,000 mark 29 Jun 2020 14:41 The Health Experts Committee which held a discussion with Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami at the Secretariat on Monday did not recommend an extension of lockdown. This comes as the State witnessed the highest ever spike in cases with 3949 people …
  • No need to extend lockdown in Tamil Nadu, says expert committee 29 Jun 2020 11:41 Jeyaraj (left), his son Bennix died on June 22. Sathankulam Judicial Magistrate B Saravanan should be dismissed from service for judicial impropriety, violation of Supreme Court guidelines on arrest, and for the clear case of misconduct, said K Chandru, …
  • Rain, curfew & deluge of fines keep Chennai roads empty 28 Jun 2020 23:43 By Express News Service CHENNAI: City roads wore a deserted look owing to the intense lockdown on Sunday. Vehicles, except those belonging to frontline warriors and ambulance services, kept off the roads. The government had earlier announced that on June …
  • Tamil Nadu covid-19 cases breach 82,000 mark 28 Jun 2020 15:45 CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu saw a massive spike in cases with 3,940 patients testing positive for Covid-19 in the state on Sunday, taking the total count to 82,275. The death toll too has risen to 1079 after 54 more people succumbed to the infection on Sunday. As …
  • In 24 hours, Tamil Nadu toll zooms past 1k-mark 28 Jun 2020 02:53 Picture used for representational purpose only CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 death toll breached the four-digit mark to touch 1,025 with 68 fatalities reported on Saturday. The fatality rate has gone to 1.3% from 0.9% a fortnight ago. The state added 3, …
  • T.N. records 3,713 fresh cases; death toll crosses 1,000-mark 27 Jun 2020 22:57 For the third consecutive day, Tamil Nadu reported 3,000-plus coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, while the toll went past 1,000 with 68 more fatalities on Saturday. A total of 3,713 persons tested positive for COVID-19, taking the overall tally of cases …
  • Garment MSMEs to Tamil Nadu: Don't even think of extending lockdown 27 Jun 2020 17:33 Chennai: Over 400 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) involved in apparel and garments manufacture and exports in Tamil Nadu have appealed to the Chief Minister, Edappadi K Palaniswami not to extend the lockdown, imposed in the wake of the Covid-19 …
  • Covid lockdown: List of states that have extended restrictions beyond June 30 27 Jun 2020 10:37 By: Express Web Desk | Chennai, Guwahati, Kolkata, New Delhi, Ranchi | Updated: June 27, 2020 4:03:35 pm Empty markets in Kolkata. (Express photo by Shashi Ghosh) As coronavirus cases continue to rise across the country, several states including Jharkhand, …
  • T.N. records 3,645 fresh COVID-19 cases; Chennai’s tally nears the 50,000-mark 27 Jun 2020 10:23 Recording another new high, Tamil Nadu on Friday reported 3,645 fresh cases of COVID-19. Of this, Chennai recorded an all-time high of 1,956 cases, with its tally inching closer to the 50,000-mark. With this, Tamil Nadu’s COVID-19 tally stood at 74,622*. …
  • Chennai marches towards 50,000 Covid cases mark 27 Jun 2020 09:36 Recording another new high, Tamil Nadu on Friday reported 3,645 fresh cases of COVID-19. Of this, Chennai recorded an all-time high of 1,956 cases, with its tally inching closer to the 50,000-mark. Chennai alone recorded 1,956 cases — its highest single- …
  • DMK MLA from Cheyyur tests positive for COVID-19 27 Jun 2020 06:59 Besides Chennai, 191 cases were reported in Chengalpattu, 98 in Kancheepuram, 170 in Thiruvallur, 10 each in Ariyalur and Nagapattinam, 29 in Coimbatore, 21 in Cuddalore, 15 in Dindigul, five each in Erode and Thiruvarur, 25 each in Kallakurichi and …
  • Has Tamil Nadu missed the bus in Covid-19? 26 Jun 2020 20:48 Despite efforts by the government, the daily count of novel coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu are increasing at an alarming rate. Many feel that the government has missed certain crucial things which have costed heavily. “First was the Tablighi Jamaat …
  • Biggest COVID-19 spike yet again in Tamil Nadu with 3,645 new cases, 46 deaths 26 Jun 2020 15:31 Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu recorded its biggest COVID-19 spike on Friday, with 3,645 new cases and 46 deaths. This took the state's tally to 74,622 while the toll surged to 957. Chennai alone recorded 1,956 cases -- its highest single-day …
  • Detection of flu-like symptoms in daily surveys has quadrupled: Chennai Corporation 26 Jun 2020 13:57 By PTI CHENNAI: Detection of people with flu-like symptoms during daily door-to-door survey has seen a four-fold increase after the lockdown came into effect a week ago, Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner G Prakash said here on Friday. During the pre …
  • 3,509 fresh Covid cases in TN, 1,834 in Chennai 26 Jun 2020 04:55 People being screened at a Covid-19 testing booth at Valasaravakkam in Chennai on Thursday. CHENNAI: Fresh cases of Covid-19 infection in Tamil Nadu touched 3,509 on Thursday with authorities claiming increased testing had pushed up the numbers. The state’ …
  • TN’s alarming increase: 3,509 fresh cases, 45 deaths 26 Jun 2020 01:47 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu recorded its steepest ever spike with 3,509 Covid-19 cases on Thursday. With this, the State touched 70,977 confirmed cases. Chennai’s share was 1,834 cases, increasing the city’s tally to 47,650. The total death …
  • Wait for piped water supply gets longer in some areas 26 Jun 2020 01:06 People in some localities of south Chennai may have to wait for few more months to get piped water connection. The trial run of the projects is still in progress because of challenges during the lockdown. The water supply projects were inaugurated in May …
  • Lockdown tightened in Tamil Nadu, over 1200 bus services across districts cancelled 25 Jun 2020 14:07 Express News Service CHENNAI: With the state government suspending inter-district transportation within zones, over 1200 bus services operated by six transportation corporations have been cancelled. The bus services which partially resumed from June 1 …
  • Amid rising virus cases, Tamil Nadu stops inter-district public transport bus services for 6 days 25 Jun 2020 06:35 Image Source : FILE Amid rising virus cases, Tamil Nadu stops inter-district public transport bus services for 6 days (Representational Image) Inter-district public transport bus services are being withdrawn for six days in Tamil Nadu from Thursday and e- …
  • COVID-19: Tamil Nadu stops inter-district public transport bus services for six days 25 Jun 2020 06:02 By PTI CHENNAI: Inter-district public transport bus services are being withdrawn for six days in Tamil Nadu from Thursday and e-pass made mandatory for travel outside a district, the government announced, reintroducing the curbs amid continuing surge in …
  • CMDA to soon set ball rolling for 3rd masterplan 25 Jun 2020 03:53 Inner Ring Road, Outer Ring Road and MRTS were all conceived under the previous masterplans in 1976 and 2008 CHENNAI: The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) will soon kick-start preparatory work for third masterplan for the 1,189-sqkm area …
  • Fresh peak in TN: 2,865 new Covid cases in a day 25 Jun 2020 03:52 Picture used for representational purpose only CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu recorded its highest spike in fresh Covid-19 infections on Wednesday with 2,865 cases, pushing the tally to 67,468, while the official toll went up to 866 with 33 more deaths. The number of …
  • Lockdown will help step up surveillance, treatment: Chief Secretary 24 Jun 2020 23:53 The current 12-day complete lockdown in Chennai and parts of Tiruvallur, Chengalpattu and Kancheepuram was implemented to actively identify cases, undertake surveillance and conduct aggressive testing for COVID-19, thereby providing some “breathing space” …
  • State’s case tally rises by 2,516; 39 more deaths take toll to 833 24 Jun 2020 08:00 Tamil Nadu recorded 2,000-plus cases of COVID-19 for the seventh consecutive day on Tuesday. With 2,516 new infections, the State’s overall case tally climbed to 64,603*, even as the Health Department instructed districts witnessing a spike in cases to …
  • CM asks officials to handover assistance at the doorstep of ration cardholders 24 Jun 2020 01:32 Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami asked officials to hand over ₹1,000, being distributed as COVID-19 relief assistance to ration cardholders, at the doorstep of all those eligible in Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts that …
  • CM undergoes Covid test, Radhakrishnan reveals strategy to control spread 23 Jun 2020 15:25 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami has tested negative for coronavirus, Health Minister C Vijayabaskar said in Chennai Monday. The government is giving special attention to coronavirus testing, he said adding that following protocol “without any …
  • 'Give Rs 1,000 dole to people in Madurai too' 23 Jun 2020 15:11 T T V Dhinakaran CHENNAI: AMMK general secretary T T V Dhinakaran on Tuesday urged the Tamil Nadu government to extend the cash dole of Rs 1,000 -- announced for people residing in four districts under intense lockdown -- to those in Madurai too. Chennai, …
  • With 2,710 new cases, tally past 60,000 23 Jun 2020 09:20 Tamil Nadu on Monday recorded a new high with 2,710 new cases of COVID-19. This took the State’s tally past 60,000, while its recovery rate stood at nearly 55%, and mortality rate at 1.27%. The State’s tally stood at 62,087*, of which 27,178 were active …
  • India’s Chennai goes under a second lockdown as COVID-19 cases spike 23 Jun 2020 06:32 BANGALORE — Chennai police were working overtime on the weekend after the city imposed an “intensified lockdown” from last Friday (June 19) to the end of June to deal with the rapid spread of the coronavirus. Only pharmacies and hospitals are allowed to …
  • 2,710 new Covid cases, 37 deaths in Tamil Nadu; Madurai to enter intense lockdown 23 Jun 2020 02:17 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The State recorded a staggering 2,710 new Covid-19 cases, the highest-ever single day spike, and 37 deaths on Monday. The Statewide tally is 62,087 and the toll, 794. Chennai alone recorded cases 1,487 cases, raising the …
  • Covid-testing: Is India scoring enough to flatten the curve? 23 Jun 2020 00:43 As the Covid-19 pandemic rages across the globe, infecting over 8.9 million so far, India has emerged as the country with the fourth highest number of cases, with 4.25 lakh people testing positive. While most affected States and Union Territories are …
  • Tamil Nadu imposes complete lockdown in Madurai and neighbouring areas as state sees 2710 cases 22 Jun 2020 14:55 CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday announced the expansion of the complete lockdown in the jurisdiction of Madurai Corporation limits, Paravai Town Panchayat and rural blocks of Madurai east, Madurai west and Thiruparankundram from Tuesday till …
  • Evening showers in Chennai to continue for next couple of days 22 Jun 2020 13:07 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chennai will continue to get evening showers for the next two days, says the forecast of the regional meteorological centre (RMC) here. "The sky condition is likely to be generally cloudy. Light rain is likely to occur …
  • More than 5,000 vehicles seized in Chennai during complete lockdown 22 Jun 2020 12:34 Despite Chennai being under an intense lockdown on Sunday, over 5,000 vehicles that were out on the roads without a valid reason, were seized by police, from Sunday morning up until Monday, for flouting lockdown norms. The State government had announced a …
  • Over 2 kg of drug methamphetamine seized off Pudupettai coast 22 Jun 2020 10:26 The Parangipettai police on Sunday night recovered four polythene packets -- containing the drug methamphetamine -- that washed ashore off the Pudupettai coast. This is the second such seizure in Tamil Nadu in the last few days. The Coastal Security Group …
  • Spike in positive cases, deaths in Tamil Nadu 22 Jun 2020 05:59 CHENNAI: In the highest-ever one-day spike of persons testing positive for Covid-19, novel coronavirus, Tamil Nadu added 2,532 positive cases on Sunday, taking the total number of confirmed positive patients in the state till date to 59,377. Of the new …
  • COVID-19: With 2,532 cases and 53 deaths, Tamil Nadu reports highest single-day spike 22 Jun 2020 01:34 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Fresh COVIDvid-19 cases and deaths across Tamil Nadu touched all-time highs on Sunday with the State reporting 2,532 cases and 53 deaths. The State capital, once again, topped the districts with 1,493 cases and 42 deaths. …
  • Single-day spike in TN: 2,532 cases, 53 deaths 22 Jun 2020 00:24 Representative image CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu's Covid-19 numbers on Sunday were the highest so far for a single day - 53 dead and 2,532 new cases - while the lockdown was complete in Chennai and three adjoining districts. The number of active cases in the …
  • Returnees keep Tiruchy civic body on its toes after TN imposes intensive lockdown in four districts 21 Jun 2020 20:03 Express News Service TIRUCHY: The government's decision to enforce intensified lockdown in Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu districts is making officials in Rockfort city break into a sweat, as there are a large number of COVID-19 …
  • In new lockdown, a second chance for Tamil Nadu 21 Jun 2020 19:53 With 54,449 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the State, as on June 19, Tamil Nadu has the second highest numbers recorded after Maharashtra (over 1,20,500). Delhi closely follows with nearly 50,000 cases. The number of new cases recorded in …
  • Chennai residents keep to their homes leaving roads empty on Sunday 21 Jun 2020 15:06 While the roads in Chennai wore a deserted look on Sunday due to the full-scale shutdown, the City Police Commissioner A.K.Viswanathan has requested public cooperation to enforce the lockdown properly till June 30. From Saturday evening, the police were …
  • Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu inch towards 60,000 mark 21 Jun 2020 14:38 Chennai: Tamil Nadu reported the highest-ever single-day spike in cases with a whopping 2500 plus cases being reported in the State. This comes as four districts, including the State capital Chennai, went into a complete lockdown on Friday to curb the …
  • Chennai comes to a standstill on first 'Sunday shutdown' 21 Jun 2020 10:27 CHENNAI: The first "Sunday shutdown" with exception only for hospitals and allied health services brought Chennai and suburbs to a standstill while the city's civic body said its fever camps to help detect coronavirus cases have evoked …
  • Total lockdown freezes normal life in Chennai 21 Jun 2020 05:24 Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Normal life on the roads in Tamil Nadu’s capital city Chennai almost froze on Sunday owing to the total lockdown sans any relaxations to prevent the spread of coronavirus. All the shops and business outlets -barring pharmacies, …
  • Interior roads shut to keep Chennai indoors 21 Jun 2020 03:45 Like all other streets and lanes, police have sealed Anna Nagar 4th Avenue to prevent vehicular movement. CHENNAI: In an effort to prevent motorists from coming out on to the streets on Sunday, the first of the two days on which there will be a complete …
  • A sea of troubles: Fish vendors in Tamil Nadu staring into abyss post lockdown 21 Jun 2020 02:44 By Express News Service Balaraman was just sixteen when he first ‘went to the sea’. Over the last three-and-a-half decades of his life as a fisherman, never has he stayed away from the ocean this long. “Even when the Indian Ocean Tsunami came in 2004, we …
  • Lockdown: Tangedco extends bill deadline till July 15 21 Jun 2020 01:04 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The State electricity board (TANGEDCO) on Saturday extended the time limit for bill payment of all Low Tension (LT) and Low Tension Current Transformer (LTCT) consumers located in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and …
  • Chennai deserted as 12-day lockdown kicks in 20 Jun 2020 19:37 Chennai: A 12-day lockdown without previous relaxations kicked in on Friday here and in a string of other localities in nearby three districts including Chengelpet with police deploying drones and intensifying patrols to check violations. While arterial …
  • Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai gear up for Covid-19 spikes - india news 20 Jun 2020 19:37 First, some projections. By the end of this month, going only by the rise in new cases since June 8, when Unlock 1.0 came into force, the number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in Mumbai would be 80,000; 100,000 in New Delhi and 71,000 in Chennai, …
  • TN witnesses over 2,000 cases for 3rd day, pins big hopes on new lockdown 20 Jun 2020 19:08 Tamil Nadu on Friday reported 2,115 new Covid-19 cases, taking its tally to 54,449. Three among the new cases are foreign returnees while 37 are those who came to the state from other states by flight or road or train. The capital city of Chennai alone …
  • Tamil Nadu Reports Nearly 2,400 COVID-19 Cases In Highest Single Day Jump 20 Jun 2020 16:20 The number of active cases currently stands at 24,822, the bulletin said. (File) Chennai: Tamil Nadu reported a record single-day spike of 2,396 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday, registering over 2,000 infections for a fourth straight day as the overall …
  • Tangedco extends last date for bill payment 20 Jun 2020 13:03 CHENNAI: Tangedco on Saturday extended the deadline for payment of electricity bills for domestic consumers in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chengalpet districts till July 15. According to a statement from Tangedco, the extension is due to the …
  • Lockdown on for day two, Tamil Nadu CM says it is a 'speed breaker' 20 Jun 2020 12:47 By PTI CHENNAI: As lockdown without relaxations continued for day two here, Chief Minister K Palaniswami described it as a 'speed breaker', saying the curbs were being used to further augment detection of COVID-19 cases in Chennai by conducting …
  • 14,516 Coronavirus Cases In India In 24 hours In Steepest One-Day Jump: 10 Points 20 Jun 2020 05:17 Coronavirus Cases, India: A total of 12,948 patients have died since the beginning of the pandemic. New Delhi: India registered the biggest single-day jump in its coronavirus tally with 14,516 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total …
  • Tamil Nadu e-pass agency under pressure 20 Jun 2020 02:11 Cop checking vehicles at Nungampakkam in Chennai as a complete lockdown has been imposed in four districts in ...Read More CHENNAI: The 12-day lockdown imposed in Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpet districts from Friday is giving the Tamil …
  • TN: 1,541 new cases in 4 dists under lockdown 20 Jun 2020 02:11 Picture used for representational purpose only CHENNAI: Even as the 12-day intense lockdown began in the four northern districts of Tamil Nadu, they accounted for most of the 2,115 fresh cases on Friday. Chennai had 1,322 cases, Chengalpet 95, Thiruvallur …
  • Tamil Nadu health dept fears people who left state capital may trigger spike in other districts 20 Jun 2020 00:33 Chennai roads wear a deserted look on Friday. (Photo: ANI) While Chennai and the neighbouring districts of Chengalpattu, Thiruvallur and Kancheepuram were put under strict lockdown from Friday to contain the Covid-19 outbreak, the Tamil Nadu health …


  • Chief Minister lays foundation stone for Kallakurichi medical college 04 Jul 2020 09:44 Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Saturday laid the foundation stone for the Kallakurichi Government Medical College, through video conferencing. The college is coming up in Siruvangur village in Kallakurichi taluk, and the project cost is ₹381.76 …
  • Highest ever spike of over 4,000 Covid cases shocks TN 03 Jul 2020 06:15 After reporting 3,000-plus Covid-19 cases daily for the past week, Tamil Nadu, for the first time, recorded over 4,000 cases on Thursday. A total of 4,343 persons tested positive for COVID-19, taking the State’s tally to 98,392. Noting that the State’s …
  • 4,343 cases in a day, TN inching towards 1L-mark 03 Jul 2020 02:33 A doctor takes a swab to test for the Covid-19 disease at primary health center in Chennai Tamil Nadu moved closer to the 1 lakh case milestone with the highest ever daily spike of 4,343 fresh Covid-19 cases on Thursday. The tally reached 98,392. While 41, …
  • ‘Save me’: Deaths haunt Chennai doctors 03 Jul 2020 02:07 Express News Service CHENNAI: “Doctor, I’m sure you will save me.” Those were the last few words spoken by Kiran (name changed) to his doctor before he succumbed to Covid. In his thirties, Kiran’s death has been one of the most unforgettable incidents in …
  • Coronavirus | Highest single-day spike in Tamil Nadu with 4,343 cases 03 Jul 2020 00:45 After reporting 3,000-plus COVID-19 cases daily for the past week, Tamil Nadu, for the first time, recorded over 4,000 cases on Thursday. A total of 4,343 persons tested positive for COVID-19, taking the State’s tally to 98,392*. Noting that the State’s …
  • As virus spreads, Codissia complex to transform into 400-bed care centre 02 Jul 2020 23:53 Coimbatore: Another 47 people were tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the district on Thursday, taking its count to 608. With more and more people contracting the virus daily, almost 360 beds in the ESP Hospital are already occupied. To keep the …
  • Govt extends term of special officers till December 31 02 Jul 2020 02:26 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The coronavirus is taking on all comers and winning hands down, till now. The latest in the long line of victims is the urban local body elections. Since elections could not be held, the State government has promulgated two …
  • TN Covid count past 90k; recovery rate also up 01 Jul 2020 04:38 A doctor takes a swab to test for the coronavirus disease at primary health center in Chennai CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 tally breached the 90,000-mark with 3,943 new infections reported on Tuesday. Sixty more deaths in the last 24 hours pushed the …
  • Thoothukudi SP shifted, senior police officers on wait list given new postings 30 Jun 2020 21:25 S. Jeyakumar, Superintendent of Police of Villupuram, was transferred and posted as Thoothukudi SP, in the place of Arun Balagopalan, brought on compulsory wait to the office of the Director General of Police, Chennai. The State government on Tuesday …
  • 3,940 people test positive for COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu 29 Jun 2020 05:00 The daily COVID-19 case count touched a new high in Tamil Nadu on Sunday, with 3,940 persons, including 179 returnees, testing positive for the disease. An 18-month-old baby and a 17-year-old teenager were among the dead, while 1,443 patients were …
  • Tamil Nadu covid-19 cases breach 82,000 mark 28 Jun 2020 15:45 CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu saw a massive spike in cases with 3,940 patients testing positive for Covid-19 in the state on Sunday, taking the total count to 82,275. The death toll too has risen to 1079 after 54 more people succumbed to the infection on Sunday. As …
  • T.N. records 3,645 fresh COVID-19 cases; Chennai’s tally nears the 50,000-mark 27 Jun 2020 10:23 Recording another new high, Tamil Nadu on Friday reported 3,645 fresh cases of COVID-19. Of this, Chennai recorded an all-time high of 1,956 cases, with its tally inching closer to the 50,000-mark. With this, Tamil Nadu’s COVID-19 tally stood at 74,622*. …
  • DMK MLA from Cheyyur tests positive for COVID-19 27 Jun 2020 06:59 Besides Chennai, 191 cases were reported in Chengalpattu, 98 in Kancheepuram, 170 in Thiruvallur, 10 each in Ariyalur and Nagapattinam, 29 in Coimbatore, 21 in Cuddalore, 15 in Dindigul, five each in Erode and Thiruvarur, 25 each in Kallakurichi and …
  • State’s case tally rises by 2,516; 39 more deaths take toll to 833 24 Jun 2020 08:00 Tamil Nadu recorded 2,000-plus cases of COVID-19 for the seventh consecutive day on Tuesday. With 2,516 new infections, the State’s overall case tally climbed to 64,603*, even as the Health Department instructed districts witnessing a spike in cases to …
  • Pioneering researcher at forefront of efforts to address household air pollution 21 Jun 2020 00:17 Dr Kirk Smith at SRIHER — Household Air Pollution Intervention Network trial site at Kallakurichi, Tamil Nadu. At KEM hospital and research centre’s Vadu Rural Health Programme, Director Dr Sanjay Juvekar cannot believe 73-year-old Prof Kirk Smith — a …
  • Kirk R. Smith, Nobel Prize recipient and environmental health giant, dies at 73 18 Jun 2020 22:55 Kirk Smith on a field visit for the Household Air Pollution Intervention Network (HAPIN) randomized controlled trial in Kallakurichi, Tamil Nadu, India, in 2017. Photo: Ajay Pillarisetti Kirk R. Smith, a pioneering researcher in the deadly risks of indoor …
  • 36 IAS officers to monitor fight against COVID-19 across Tamil Nadu 18 Jun 2020 10:35 Express News Service CHENNAI: The state government has appointed monitoring officers for 33 districts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Three officers had already been appointed to Chengalpattu, Thiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts in May. For Chennai, …
  • Throwing norms to the winds, people gather at Manimuktha dam to celebrate fishing festival 15 Jun 2020 07:20 All the norms relating to physical distancing went for a toss in Kallakurichi district with around 1,500 people getting into the Manimuktha dam to participate in the annual fishing festival on Sunday. A shocking scenario unfolded with people congregating …
  • TN reports highest single day deaths, containment zones increase in Chennai 15 Jun 2020 05:38 Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 death toll officially went up by 38 on Sunday, the highest for a single-day so far, while 1,974 fresh cases took TN’s tally to 44,661. Chennai’s 1,415 fresh cases pushed its tally to 31,896. For the second day in a row, seven of those …
  • They are still waiting for a train to take them home 15 Jun 2020 03:48 Families with children, wait for hours at Palace Grounds, with no toilet facilities or water Sitakanta, who hails from Odisha, had been hoping that his employer, a garment unit in Bommasandra, would pay him his dues so that he could go back to his hometown …
  • TN: 20 held for throwing stones at cops; ruckus 13 Jun 2020 13:46 Some of the police personnel deployed at Kiliyur VILLUPURAM: Six police personnel, including a woman inspector and two sub-inspectors, suffered injuries in a stone pelting by a mob of vanniyar men near Ulundurpet in Kallakurichi district of Tamil Nadu on …
  • 112 teams to check home isolation cases 11 Jun 2020 22:04 Express News Service CHENNAI: On a day when the State once again reported 1,875 cases with Chennai touching its highest single-day spike of 1,407 cases, 40 mobile medical teams from various district health units arrived in the capital city to monitor the …
  • Unaccounted COVID-19 deaths: Five cases from 4 districts in Tamil Nadu yet to be recorded 11 Jun 2020 00:16 By Express News Service CHENNAI: COVID deaths being left out of the official government data is probably not restricted to Chennai. An analysis by Express shows at least five such cases reported from four districts are yet to be recorded by the State. When …
  • 1.5 years after TN sailor’s death, family yet to receive due compensation from maritime company 11 Jun 2020 00:16 By Express News Service CHENNAI: 52-year old T Nagaraj, a resident of Tirukovilur in Kallakurichi is a worried man. Money lenders are knocking at his doors while Covid has affected the business at his tea shop. Now his hopes are pinned on the money that …
  • Dog bites off man’s face, docs reconstruct it 09 Jun 2020 15:49 M Govindhan VILLUPURAM: M Govindhan, 44, a mat weaver, was sleeping outside his home in a village in Kallakurichi district of Tamil Nadu in the early hours of April 30 when a dog, being raised at an adjacent blue metal crusher unit, came there and bit off …
  • Two more test positive for Covid-19 09 Jun 2020 01:27 Coimbatore: Two more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the district, including a 19-year-old nursing student in Coimbatore Medical College Hospital and a 70-year-old retired government employee. Both have been admitted in ESI Hospital. Besides this, …
  • 700 stranded Indians repatriated from Maldives 07 Jun 2020 13:24 The repatriates, included 655 male and 45 females. More than 470 persons suffered job loss due to the lockdown...Read More TUTICORIN: As many as 700 repatriated Indians reached V O Chidambaranar Port Trust in Tuticorin on Sunday as part of operation ‘ …
  • Flouting quarantine, new normal? 06 Jun 2020 02:25 By Express News Service VILLUPURAM/COIMBATORE: About 200 migrant labourers quarantined in a facility centre at Pali in Ulundurpet created ruckus to get back home, here on Thursday. The workers hailing from Kallakurichi, Thirukovilur and Sanakrapuram …
  • Infection among Keralites travelling out of state worrying 01 Jun 2020 03:47 Health officials wearing PPE on duty at coronavirus isolation ward at a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. (File ...Read More THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Keralites testing positive for Covid-19 after travelling to other states once the lockdown norms were eased have …
  • Not an easy pass for Nagapattinam residents even with lockdown relaxations 01 Jun 2020 00:08 Express News Service NAGAPATTINAM: People in Nagapattinam cannot take advantage of the lockdown relaxations as they have to obtain e-pass to travel from one part of the district to the other by the shortest route, because a union territory lies in the …
  • Limited bus transport to resume in Tamil Nadu, except in Chennai and its neighbouring districts 31 May 2020 15:46 Bus transport services will be resumed in a limited manner from Monday in Tamil Nadu, except in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chengalpattu districts, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced on Sunday. Public transport services have been …
  • Containment zones in T.N. down by half 31 May 2020 09:12 As the number of COVID-19 positive cases is concentrated in specific geographical locations, the number of containment zones has come down by half during the past week. Except for Tiruvannamalai, all other districts have reported a decrease in the number …
  • Coronavirus | Chennai accounts for a majority of fresh cases in Tamil Nadu 31 May 2020 05:11 At 616, Chennai accounted for a majority of the 938 fresh cases reported in the State on Saturday. Among the new cases were 599 men, 338 women and a transperson. The total number of positive cases in Chennai stood at 13,980. The case count steadily …
  • Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: New care facility in Chennai; state records 938 new cases 30 May 2020 18:20 With the total number of COVID-19 cases in state capital Chennai having touched 13,980, data released by the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) indicates that Royapuram (Zone 5) has the highest number of cases in the city. (PTI) Few days after domestic …
  • Cancer patient commits suicide in Villupuram GH 28 May 2020 14:21 VILLUPURAM: A 54-year-old farmer, suffering from an advanced stomach cancer, committed suicide in a restroom in Government Villupuram Medical College and Hospital (GVMCH) in Tamil Nadu on Thursday afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Chinnasami, …
  • TN witnesses big spike in Covid-19 cases, crosses 18,000-mark 28 May 2020 07:07 Tamil Nadu’s tally of COVID-19 cases surpassed the 18,000-mark on Wednesday as, in yet another spike, the State reported 817 new cases of the disease. The toll increased to 133 with six more fatalities. The fresh cases took the total number of COVID-19 …
  • Coronavirus | 817 fresh cases take Tamil Nadu’s COVID-19 tally to 18,545 28 May 2020 00:54 Tamil Nadu’s tally of COVID-19 cases surpassed the 18,000-mark on Wednesday as, in yet another spike, the State reported 817 new cases of the disease. The toll increased to 133 with six more fatalities. The fresh cases took the total number of COVID-19 …
  • Coronavirus | 786 cases take State’s tally past 14,000 23 May 2020 00:06 The number of COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu crossed the 14,000-mark after 786 persons tested positive on Friday. The State reported four deaths, taking the toll to 98. Chennai’s tally climbed to 9,364, with 569 testing positive. As many as 846 persons were …
  • Barring Chennai, autos allowed to ply across state; total cases cross 14,000 22 May 2020 19:14 Chennai: Labourer and customers at a vegetables market during nationwide lockdown (File/PTI Photo) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami Friday announced that autos and cycle rickshaws, carrying only one passenger, will be allowed to ply …
  • Tamil Nadu COVID-19 tally crosses 14,000, death toll nears 100 22 May 2020 17:40 By PTI CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu reported nearly 800 cases of coronavirus on Friday, pushing the cumulative tally of the infections in the state well past the 14,000 mark, even as the death toll from the virus stood at 98. The state saw 786 new infections of the …
  • Coronavirus | 776 new patients take Tamil Nadu total to 13,967 22 May 2020 03:46 Tamil Nadu on Thursday recorded 776 cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths even as Chennai’s tally continued to mount, with 567 persons testing positive for the virus. The fresh cases took the State’s COVID-19 case load to 13,967*. The new patients included …
  • Coronavirus | Tamil Nadu records 743 new cases, tally surpasses 13,000-mark 21 May 2020 07:01 Tamil Nadu saw another sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. A total of 743 persons, including 83 who returned from Maharashtra, tested positive, taking the State’s tally past the 13,000-mark. This, even as 987 persons were discharged …
  • Coronavirus | Spike takes Tamil Nadu tally past 12,000 20 May 2020 01:09 In yet another spike, Tamil Nadu recorded 688 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. The State's tally now stands at 12,448*. Chennai witnessed a sharp increase, accounting for 552, or 80% of the fresh cases. This took its total to 7,672, of which 5,691 are …
  • 536 new cases of COVID-19 in T.N. 19 May 2020 04:57 CHENNAI Tamil Nadu added another 536 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, taking its tally to 11,760*. Of the new cases, 46 persons had returned to the State from Maharashtra. Accounting for 364 of the fresh cases, Chennai’s tally of positive cases crossed the 7, …
  • COVID-19| Walk the talk, Ramadoss tells officials 18 May 2020 19:21 PMK founder S. Ramadoss on Monday slammed the authorities for making empty statements but failing to effectively control the transmission of COVID-19 in Chennai. In a statement, Dr. Ramadoss said while the number of cases reduced over the last 4 days, …
  • Tamil Nadu, Puducherry: Relaxations in 25 districts, liquor shops to reopen 18 May 2020 16:01 Tamil Nadu reported 536 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 11,760. (Express Photo: Srinivas) Tamil Nadu & Puducherry lockdown guidelines: With the extension of the state-wide lockdown until May 31, the Tamil Nadu government has relaxed …
  • Tamil Nadu: Bus services resume in 25 districts; no relaxation for Chennai 18 May 2020 15:05 On Monday the Tamil Nadu government announced that salons which do not fall under the limits of Corporation, Municipality, and Town Panchayat will reopen in the state from Tuesday. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy Sunday announced that the lockdown …
  • Tamil Nadu removes transport curbs in 25 districts 18 May 2020 01:48 File photo of Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami CHENNAI: A few hours before the Centre extended the lockdown till May 31 across the country, chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami extended the lockdown in the state till end of the month with …
  • Tamil Nadu sees fresh spike in cases as tally tops 11,000 18 May 2020 01:40 Tamil Nadu’s COVID-19 case tally crossed 11,000 on Sunday, with the State reporting 639 new infections, thereby exceeding the 500-mark after three days. The fresh cases included 81 returnees from other parts of the country. While four patients died, the …
  • Tamil Nadu Lockdown: Full list of hotspots/containment zones 17 May 2020 16:50 Image Source : PTI Tamil Nadu Lockdown: Full list of hotspots/containment zones Tamil Nadu government extended the coronavirus lockdown in the state till May 31, citing the raising COVID-19 cases every day. Here is the list of Red, Green and Orange …
  • In Tamil Nadu, 477 test positive, 939 discharged 16 May 2020 23:09 Tamil Nadu reported 477 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday even as 939 persons were discharged after making a full recovery from hospitals across the State. The number of persons discharged was the highest on a single day in T.N., according to Health …
  • MLA spends Rs 5L to get back 250 guest workers 14 May 2020 12:31 Rishivandiyam MLA Vasantham Karthikeyan with the guest workers VILLUPURAM: Around 250 workers from Rishivandiyam constituency in Kallakurichi district of Tamil Nadu, who were stuck in Mandovi district of Goa due to the lockdown, are back in their homes now …
  • 178 Indians from Malaysia reach Tiruchy, none test positive fo Covid-19 10 May 2020 15:13 Tiruchy: Some 178 Indians who had been stranded in Malaysia arrived here last night by a chartered Air India Express flight under the Vande Bharat mission. None was found to be affected by Covid, according to the Tiruchy collector S Sivarasu. The collector …
  • Coronavirus | 580 cases take Tamil Nadu past 5,000-mark 07 May 2020 22:12 A day after recording an all-time high of 771 cases of COVID-19, the State reported 580 fresh cases and two more deaths, with Chennai alone accounting for 316 patients. Tamil Nadu’s tally of COVID-19 cases surpassed the 5,000-mark on Thursday, climbing to …
  • 580 cases reported; TASMAC shops reopen 07 May 2020 18:53 People stand in queue at a liquor store in Tamil Nadu. Despite protests from opposition parties and women’s welfare associations to revoke the Tamil Nadu government’s order, TASMAC liquor shops reopened in parts of the state on Thursday after six weeks. As …
  • Why did they come to Chennai's Koyambedu? 06 May 2020 03:28 Express News Service CUDDALORE: "Moved to the big city when I was just 17,” says 47-year-old Durai (name changed), who now works as a daily wage labourer at the Koyambedu market. A native of Virudhachalam, Durai, alike a thousand others, moved to the …
  • Tamil Nadu: Koyambedu market emerges as new hotspot | Full list of red, orange, green zones 05 May 2020 10:22 Image Source : AP Tamil Nadu: Koyambedu market emerges as new hotspot | Full list of red orange, green zones Koyambedu market for vegetables, fruits and flowers, one of the largest in the country that used to teem with thousands of people every day in …
  • Tamil Nadu witnesses rapid spread of Covid-19 with 266 new cases 04 May 2020 20:37 In another day’s high, 266 persons have been infected with coronavirus in Tamil Nadu taking the tally to 3,023.  Of the 266 new cases, Chennai alone recorded 203, taking the total to 1,458 — nearly half the total affected in the State. As per the daily …
  • Lockdown 3.0: Full list of coronavirus containment zones in Chennai 03 May 2020 11:34 Lockdown 3.0: Coronavirus containment zones in Chennai rise to 198 Coronavirus lockdown in India has been extended by another two weeks because of the growing coronavirus cases. In Tamil Nadu, 2,754 coronavirus have been reported including 29 deaths and 1, …
  • Krishnagiri, only district under green zone in Tamil Nadu, reports first COVID-19 case 02 May 2020 18:03 Express News Service KRISHNAGIRI: More than 50 days after first COVID-19 positive case was reported in Tamil Nadu,  Krishnagiri, which was the only district in the state under green zone, reported its first case on Saturday. The patient, a 67-year-old man …
  • COVID-19: All you need to know about the new Red, Orange and Green Zones in India 01 May 2020 08:11 Express News Service NEW DELHI: As the nationwide lockdown in order to contain COVID-19 outbreak comes to an end on Sunday, the Centre has revised the zonal classification of districts across India, based on the severity of infection spread, for the week …
  • Wedding Thambulam of sanitisers, masks 30 Apr 2020 04:10 Express News Service KALLAKURICHI: Most of us dream of the big fat Indian wedding and no stone is left unturned to make this memorable day the best ever. But ever since COVID-19 hit us and the subsequent lockdown, every function has either been postponed …
  • As corona infections hit new high in TN, govt on firefighting mode 29 Apr 2020 06:47 Tamil Nadu on Tuesday witnessed the highest addition to Covid-19 positive cases with a total of 121 persons testing positive for Coronavirus. The previous highest number was 118 reported on April 2. Of the total 121, Chennai alone recorded 103 cases to …
  • Eight children among fresh cases in Tamil Nadu 29 Apr 2020 01:05 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chennai alone accounted for 103 of the total 121 Covid-19 positive cases in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. The State’s tally now stands at 2,058 and Chennai continues to be on top of the table, with 673 cases. The death toll also …
  • Tripura gets first mobile Covid-19 testing van in northeast, CM says will cut down PPE wastage 28 Apr 2020 06:59 Written by Debraj Deb | Agartala | Updated: April 28, 2020 12:18:22 pm A mobile rapid testing coronavirus van in Tripura. (Surce: Debraj Deb) As part of an initiative to undertake rapid random community testing for coronavirus in the state, Tripura got its …
  • Coronavirus | Six children among new cases in State 26 Apr 2020 20:11 A 42-year-old man, who was admitted to a private hospital in the city, died due to COVID-19 infection on Saturday, taking the total number of deaths to 24. According to the Health Department he died around 4.30 p.m on Saturday. As of Sunday, 838 active …
  • Coronavirus | Two deaths, 54 new cases of COVID-19 in State 23 Apr 2020 19:38 Tamil Nadu reported two deaths due to COVID-19 on Thursday even as 54 persons tested positive for the disease in the State, with Chennai accounting for half the cases. The State’s COVID-19 tally now stands at 1,683 (including two who were counted in other …
  • Coronavirus | 76 new cases, one death in Tamil Nadu 22 Apr 2020 01:47 With 76 persons testing positive for COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday, the number of cases has gone up to 1,596. One person died of the disease in Chennai, while 178 persons were discharged from hospitals across the State. Interactive map of confirmed …
  • 10 Indian areas worst-hit by coronavirus 13 Apr 2020 20:17 Image Source : PTI A representational image of Mumbai's beachfront While the nationwide 21-day lockdown seems to have controlled the spread of coronavirus infections in the country, when compared to other nations, data from the Union Ministry of Health …
  • 96 persons test positive in State 10 Apr 2020 05:56 Tamil Nadu reported 96 more positive cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Thursday, taking the total number of cases in the State to 834. Health Secretary Beela Rajesh said of the 96 persons, 84 were connected to the “single source event” (Delhi …
  • Villupuram health officials discharge 26 people, later four test COVID-19 positive; one still missing 08 Apr 2020 20:08 Express News Service VILLUPURAM: Health officials in Villupuram are in a soup, four of the 26 patients they discharged on Tuesday have now tested positive for COVID-19. While three of them have been brought back for treatment, the police and officials are …
  • Govt school HM among 2 dead in TN; 74 fresh cases 04 Apr 2020 23:37 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Two persons died of COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu on Saturday, just a day after Health officials assured that all patients were stable and none were in critical condition, taking the death toll to three. The number of cases shot …
  • 18 Tamil Nadu districts now have designated hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients 03 Apr 2020 10:41 A total of 21 hospitals, including four in Chennai, have been notified as designated hospitals for the treatment of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients in Tamil Nadu. Each of these hospitals will cover patients from earmarked districts. The Health and …
  • Nagapattinam to be bifurcated to create Mayiladuthurai district, says Tamil Nadu Chief Minister 24 Mar 2020 16:04 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Tuesday said Nagapattinam district will be bifurcated and a new district formed with Mayiladuthurai as its headquarters. He made the announcement at the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday. Local residents …
  • Man kills ‘drunkard’ wife in a bid to save daughters?  22 Mar 2020 00:05 By Express News Service KALLAKURICHI: On Thursday night, in a tragic incident, a 37-year-old man killed his wife (33), alleged to be an alcohol addict, in an attempt to save his daughters. He was arrested on Friday.“Arokiaraj alias Prabhu (37) of Alambadi …
  • Mobile phone thief arrested 09 Mar 2020 09:27 By Express News Service PUDUCHERRY: Police on Saturday arrested a man who used to visit hospitals like a patient and sneak away with mobile phones of persons coming for treatment. According to police, Krishnan (49) of Vanur had come to see his relative …
  • NTK man booked for entering female ward at govt home and alleging docs were forcing women to undergo family planning surgery 03 Mar 2020 05:34 By Express News Service VILLUPURAM: After a video of a political party functionary ' highlighting a forced family planning drive' by doctors inside Gingee government hospital went viral on social media, a criminal offence case was filed against him …
  • Rajya Sabha polls: AIADMK could lose one seat, while DMK might gain two 26 Feb 2020 16:30 As per the current strength in the Tamil Nadu assembly both Dravidian parties can nominate three members each to the upper house. Out of the 55 Rajya Sabha seats across 17 states that will see elections in March, six of them will be from Tamil Nadu, with …
  • Tamil Nadu Budget: AIADMK govt focuses on flagship welfare schemes, education 14 Feb 2020 12:53 Deputy Chief Minister O Pannerselvam presented the revenue-deficit budget in the house for the 10th time in the state assembly Friday. The AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu on Friday presented its last full-fledged budget before the 2021 Assembly election …
  • Clash over rate, 15-year-old kills sex worker in a fit of rage 12 Feb 2020 01:03 By Express News Service VILLUPURAM A special team of police, arrested a 15-year-old boy for allegedly murdering a sex worker after she denied service to him for Rs 50 and also threatened to inform his parents, in Villupuram. DSP Shankar said, “The boy has …
  • EPS welcomes Union Budget 2020 02 Feb 2020 01:08 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Welcoming the Union Budget for 2020-21, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday said: “The budget has been prepared to benefit all sections of the society without imposing tax burden. The announcements made will …
  • Centre approves 2 more medical colleges for Tamil Nadu, CM thanks PM 29 Jan 2020 08:32 By Chennaivision in Chennai News January 29, 2020 The Union government has sanctioned two more medical colleges to Tamil Nadu in Ariyalur and Kallakurichi districts, taking the number of new medical colleges to the State within a year to 11. The number of …
  • Centre gives approval for two more medical colleges, CM EPS thanks PM Modi 29 Jan 2020 02:01 By Express News Service Chennai:  The number of government medical colleges in the State increased from 24 to 35 with the Union Health Ministry approving two more medical colleges. Chief  Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday thanked Prime Minister …
  • No plans to link govt hospitals with private players in TN, says Vijayabaskar 25 Jan 2020 01:39 By Express News Service CHENNAI: There is no chance of linking of government hospitals in districts with new or existing private medical colleges, said Health Minister C Vijayabaskar on Friday. Speaking after launching the Institute of Spine Surgery, …
  • Mentally-ill woman raped, killed in Villupuram 17 Jan 2020 00:14 By Express News Service VILLUPURAM: Even as the delay in hanging the convicts in the Nirbhaya case of December 2012 is creating uproar all over the country, reports of crime against women continue to send shock waves among people. On Wednesday, the naked …
  • TN plans to seek permission from Centre for 4 more medical colleges 09 Jan 2020 08:41 The Tamil Nadu government, which recently received permission from the Union government for setting up nine new medical colleges, is now planning to seek approval for four more such facilities. Speaking at the Assembly on Wednesday, Health Minister C …
  • Centre’s panel gives nod for four new govt medical colleges in Tamil Nadu 05 Jan 2020 22:25 Express News Service CHENNAI: Union health ministry’s technical evaluation committee (TEC) has given its nod for four new government medical colleges in Tamil Nadu, at its meeting in New Delhi on Thursday. The new colleges at Ariyalur, Cuddalore, …
  • TN local body elections: Counting starts amid tight security 02 Jan 2020 18:27 Counting of votes for the two-phased rural local bodies poll held on December 27 and 30 in Tamil Nadu started this morning. Tight security has been deployed at the 315 counting centres across the state. After a delay of nearly three years, local body polls …
  • The year that went by: Highs and lows of 2019 31 Dec 2019 04:20 By Express News Service As 2019 comes to an end, Express takes a look at some of the changes that took place over the year which could have a long-lasting impact on the every day lives of Tamil Nadu people Early exam fever This year the State government …
  • Tamil Nadu rural local body poll: Phase 2 voter turnout touches 77% 31 Dec 2019 00:23 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The second phase of elections to rural local bodies on Monday ended mostly on a peaceful note, except for the murder of a person at Ottapidaram near a polling station over a poll-related issue. During the second phase of …
  • Tamil Nadu rural local body election: second phase of polling goes on in 27 districts 30 Dec 2019 05:36 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The second phase of elections to rural local bodies for 46,639 posts in 27 districts began at 7 a.m. on Monday and brisk polling is going on. Already, the first phase of elections was held on December 27 in which 76.19 per …
  • CM EPS hands over Rs 1 crore for Tamil Chair in University of Houston 24 Dec 2019 00:51 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday handed over a cheque for `1 crore towards Tamil Nadu government’s contribution for setting up of a Tamil Chair in the University of Houston, to Sam Kannappan, chairman of …
  • Pongal gift to be given in nine Tamil Nadu districts 21 Dec 2019 00:25 By Express News Service CHENNAI: A division bench of the Madras High Court, without passing any interim orders on a PIL plea to restrain distribution of Pongal gift throughout the State, ordered notice and posted the matter for further hearing on January …
  • CM inaugurates Kallakurichi district 26 Nov 2019 16:38 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today formally inaugurated Kallakurichi district, one of the five newly formed districts in the state. He did this days after he inaugurated Tenkasi district, which was carved out of Tirunelveli. He also …
  • 10 dead in collision between bus, van near Kallakurichi 19 Jul 2019 02:15 By Express News Service VILLUPURAM: Ten people died and six others suffered grievous injuries when an omnibus and van collided head-on near Kallakuruchi in the wee hours of Thursday. While the bus was on the way to Chennai from Coimbatore, the pick-up van …
  • Villages in Villupuram and Kallakurichi in Tamil Nadu resonate with cries for education-loan waiver 02 Apr 2019 01:29 Express News Service VILLUPURAM/KALLAKURICHI: 60-year-old Oiyaan was on the verge of tears. The consolatory words of his fellow agricultural labourers did little to wipe the dejected look off his frail, weathered, and sunburnt face. He had just been …
  • Kallakurichi is now Tamil Nadu's 33rd district; here's all you need to know 08 Jan 2019 19:11 Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi PalaniswamiReuters Tamil Nadu is all set to get its 33rd district after Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy announced its creation on Tuesday. The new Kallakurichi district, with Kallakurichi as its headquarters, will be …
  • Kallakurichi MLA shifts loyalty to Dhinakaran 24 Feb 2018 04:18 In a fresh challenge to the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), the party’s Kallakurichi MLA A. Prabhu joined the camp led by dissident leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran on Friday. Mr. Prabhu claimed that it was evident from the R.K. Nagar …
  • Kallakurichi MLA joins Dhinakaran camp 23 Feb 2018 09:44 In a development that rattled the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), its Kallakurichi MLA, A. Prabhu switched loyalties to the camp led by dissident leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran on Friday. Mr. Prabhu is the first AIADMK legislator to …
  • Police residential quarters at Kallakurichi now a den of anti-social activities 02 Apr 2017 02:21 VILLUPURAM : Personnel of the Kallakurichi police sub division have been spending money out of their own pockets to rent houses for at least a decade now, due to the lack of inhabitable quarters. A housing quarters built around 50 years back, is now in …