Tag: Tamil Nadu

Madras High Court stays appointment of former Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan as NGT member

NEW DELHI: The Madras High Court on Friday stayed a Union Environment Ministry order, appointing former Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan as an expert member of the southern Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The first bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy granted the injunction while passing interim orders […]

Five assembly polls to begin March 27, West Bengal to have 8 phases, counting on May 2

NEW DELHI: Voting for five assembly elections will begin on March 27, the Election Commission announced Friday with West Bengal set to hold eight-phase polls and Assam three. Counting for all the seats will be held on May 2. To be held till April 29 amid the coronavirus pandemic, the elections are expected to witness a […]

Narendra Modi inaugurates and lays foundation stone of various development projects in Coimbatore

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the 1000 MW Neyveli New Thermal Power Project and 709 MW Solar Power Project of NLCIL. He laid the foundation stone for design, supply, installation and commissioning of a 5MW grid connected ground based solar power plant at V.O.Chidambaranar Port and for the extension, […]

AIADMK government presents interim budget ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the assembly elections likely in April, the AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday presented an interim budget for 2021-22 with the COVID-19 pandemic contributing to a higher fiscal deficit of over Rs 84,000 crore. The budget, presented amid a boycott by DMK and its allies, projected a positive growth rate […]

Piyush Goyal dedicates 88 Railway projects in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh , West Bengal and Karnataka

NEW DELHI: Railways, Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Minister Piyush Goyal has inaugurated and dedicated a host of infrastructure projects, projects related to passenger amenities and facilities at various railway stations in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Karnataka through video conferencing. About 88 Railway projects were dedicated to […]

Narendra Modi dedicates to nation, lays foundation stone of key projects of oil and gas sector in Tamil Nadu

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation and laid the foundation of key projects of the oil and gas sector in Tamil Nadu today via video conferencing. Prime Minister dedicated to the nation the Ramanathapuram – Thoothukudi natural gas pipeline and Gasoline Desulphurisation Unit at Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited, Manali. He […]

Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of Light House projects across six states

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Light House projects (LHPs) under Global Housing Technology Challenge (GHTC)- at six sites across six States, today through video conference. He announced the winners under Affordable Sustainable Housing Accelerators – India (ASHA-India) and gave away annual awards for excellence in implementation of Pradhan Mantri […]

ED seizes Rs 4.43 crore jewellery of Tamil Nadu firm’s chairman, MD in Rs 1,340 crore bank fraud

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has seized gold and diamond jewellery worth Rs 4.43 crore belonging to the chairman and managing director of a Tamil Nadu based firm in a Rs 1,340 crore bank fraud case by systematically cheating Indian Bank and other banks under a consortium, the agency said on Thursday. The ED […]

Tamil Nadu signs 18 MoUs worth Rs 19,955 crore, projects to create 26,500 jobs

NEW DELHI: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with 18 companies that involves investment of Rs 19,955 crore. The companies that signed the MoUs in the presence of Chief Minister K Palaniswami include Torrent Gas (investment Rs 5,000 crore), Ola Electric (electric two-wheeler manufacturing with investment of Rs 2,354 crore), […]

Ola group to set up electric two-wheeler factory in Tamil Nadu

NEW DELHI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on December 14 signed 18 MoUs entailing investments to the tune of Rs 19,995 crore with an employment potential for 26,509 persons. One of the primary investors, the State has managed to attract in the time of the global COVID-19 pandemic is Ola Electric Mobility, which […]

Indian scientists find new drugs that can potentially treat coronavirus

NEW DELHI: Indian scientists have identified drugs and possible cocktails that can target vital proteins of the novel coronavirus, and may potentially help treat Covid-19. Using a virtual screening of the DrugBank database, the research published in the journal Scientific Reports, identified a variety of as yet unexplored ways to attack SARS-CoV-2, even as it […]

Rs 64,522 crore motor premium earned, Rs 35,519 crore claims paid in FY19

NEW DELHI: A total sum of Rs 35,519 crore of motor insurance claims were settled during 2018-19 by Indian general insurance companies while the gross underwritten premium was Rs 64,522.35 crore, the Insurance Information Bureau of India said on Tuesday. In its annual report on motor insurance for fiscal 2018-19, the Bureau said that Rs […]

TVS Srichakra to invest Rs 1,000 crore in tyre capacity expansion

CHENNAI: Automotive tyre maker TVS Srichakra Ltd. on Tuesday said it would invest Rs 1,000 crore over a three-year period to expand the production capacity at its Madurai (Tamil Nadu) and Pantnagar (Uttarakhand) plants. In a statement the company that rolls out tyres for two, three-wheelers and off-highway vehicles, said the capital expenditure would result […]

Tamil Nadu government seeks Rs 3,758 crore as ‘Nivar’ relief from Narendra Modi government

CHENNAI:The Tamil Nadu government has asked the Narendra Modi government (Centre) to provide a financial assistance of Rs 3,758 crore for relief and restoration work in the cyclone ‘Nivar’-ravaged districts of the state. The sum is the estimated loss to human lives in terms of compensation, property, cattle and installations and infrastructure of various government […]

In Tamil Nadu, today’s movie stars are tomorrow’s Chief Minister aspirants

By Venkatachari Jagannathan CHENNAI: Today’s movie stars are tomorrow’s political leaders and Chief Minister aspirant — that is the trend in Tamil Nadu. The latest to join that club is actor Rajinikanth, who on Thursday announced his decision to float a political party in January 2021. With this Rajinikanth puts an end to various speculations […]

Bring down fees of government-owned medical colleges in Tamil Nadu

CHENNAI: DMK President M.K.Stalin on Saturday demanded the Tamil Nadu government to reduce the fees charged by two government medical colleges – Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Chidambaram and IRT Perundurai Medical College, to fees charged by other state-owned medical colleges. In a statement issued here, Stalin said the government has hiked the fees in these […]

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