• The Centre has given Tamil Nadu Rs 800 crore to control and prevent Covid outbreaks.
    According to Tamil Nadu’s health minister, Ma Subramanian, the Centre has sanctioned Rs 800 crore as part of the Covid-19 relief package to manage the second wave of the illness and avert a third wave. Subramanian spoke to media in New Delhi after meeting with […]
  • Stalin seeks duty exemption for import of life saving drugs for treating SMA
    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin today urged Union Finance Minister Ms Nirmala Sitharaman to exempt Customs Duty, Integrated GST, any other such taxes on import of life saving drugs for treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), as a policy. Chennai : In a […]
  • Chennai Metro to operate from services from 0530 hrs to 2200 hrs
    Chennai: From tomorrow, Chennai Metro Rail Limited will operate train services from 5.30 AM to 10 PM on weekdays. A CMRL press release said this time extension of train services would be operated only on weekdays from Monday to Saturday. Trains would be operated with […]
  • One of Asia’s Youngest Recipients Successfully Undergoes Complex Bilateral Lung Transplant at MGM Healthcare Chennai
    MGM Healthcare, a multi-speciality quaternary care hospital in the heart of Chennai, today announced that it had successfully performed a complex bilateral lung transplant on Master. Nazar Dianov a 4-year old boy from Russia and is now one of Asia’s youngest recipients to undergo this […]
  • Customs find 107 live spiders crawling inside a parcel at Chennai airport
    The Air Customs officials at Chennai airport intercepted a parcel from Poland that had arrived at the Foreign Post Office on suspicion of containing arthropods (hard-bodies species without a backbone) or invertebrates (cold-blooded species without backbones).  When it was cut open, the officials found a […]
  • TN HSC Exam 2021: Tamil Nadu Board Class 12 evaluation criteria released
    The Tamil Nadu government has announced the evaluation criteria for class 12 board exams 2021, giving 50 per cent weightage to class 10 board examination scores. The government had earlier announced the cancellation of exams to the Plus Two board for 2020-2021 due to the […]
  • Road accidents on the rise in Chennai after opening of liquor shops
    Road accidents are on the rise in Tamil Nadu after the opening of TASMAC liquor shops following relaxations in lockdown, a senior doctor has said. In Stanley Government Medical College, Chennai, there is a large number of cases brought for surgery and ninety per cent […]
  • Tamil Nadu crime branch registers case against 10 police officers for intimidating businessman
    The CB-CID of the Tamil Nadu police registered a case against 10 police officers, including an assistant commissioner and a sub-inspector for having intimidated a businessman, forcing him to transfer his property to another businessperson. The case was registered on Sunday on the direction of […]
  • This Covid-19 ‘Vaccine Auto’ is turning heads on the streets of Chennai
    A white-and-blue-coloured auto-rickshaw is gracing the streets of Chennai spreading awareness about vaccination. The Covid-19 Vaccine Auto was created by Chennai-based artist B. Gowtham, designed to eliminate vaccine hesitancy in local communities and build awareness about the benefits and the process of getting vaccinated. Gowtham’s company ‘Art […]
  • Infected Asiatic lion on antibiotic regimen; TN CM visits zoo
    The infected Asiatic lions at the Arignar Anna Zoological Park (AAZP), popularly known as Vandalur zoo here, have been quarantined and on a regimen of antibiotics and other prophylactic drugs. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, who visited the zoo on Sunday and took stock […]
  • 1 lioness dead, 9 test COVID positive in Zoo
    A lioness has died of coronavirus while nine others in the pride have tested positive for the virus at the zoo near here. ‘Neela’ succumbed to the virus on Thursday while nine others of the 11 in the zoo tested positive, said the officials of […]
  • 2 African nationals held in Chennai for smuggling heroin worth Rs 70 crore
    Two young African women passengers were arrested for trying to smuggle in 9.87 kg of heroin valued at Rs 70 crore, the Commissioner of Customs at the Chennai International Airport said on Friday. In a statement issued in Chennai, the Customs said two African lady […]