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In Chennai, Get Covid Vaccine At Your Doorstep

In Chennai, Get Covid Vaccine At Your Doorstep

Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Wednesday March 24, 2021, Chennai

Two health workers came knocking at the apartments of nine elderly residents at the sprawling Purvankara Windemere in Chennai to vaccinate them against coronavirus.

IIT-Like MRF-Madras Christian College Innovation Park To Nurture Startups

IIT-Like MRF-Madras Christian College Innovation Park To Nurture Startups

Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Thursday March 18, 2021, Chennai

In a first of its kind among liberal arts and science colleges in India, the premier Madras Christian College is developing an innovation park to nurture innovation and start-ups. The proposed 60,000 sq ft state of art MRF-MCC Innovation Park heralds an IIT-like industry - institution collaboration with tyre major MRF contributing 26 crore as part of its corporate social responsibility.

Lockdown Inspires Chennai Techie To Cycle Across India For Six Months

Lockdown Inspires Chennai Techie To Cycle Across India For Six Months

Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Friday March 12, 2021, Chennai

Chennai-based Shreyaas Viishvak began his 8,000 km cycling expedition today to explore the whole country. The 23-year-old has taken up this refreshing way of discovering the country after he being confined at home last year due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Tamil Nadu Election: As Kamal Haasan's MNM's Begins 2nd Phase Campaign, Is Congress Cosying Up

Tamil Nadu Election: As Kamal Haasan's MNM's Begins 2nd Phase Campaign, Is Congress Cosying Up

Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin , Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Thursday March 04, 2021, Chennai

Even going by Tamil Nadu's tradition of matinee-idols-turned leaders, Kamal Haasan, at 62, was a relatively late entrant to the political scene by February 2018. His Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), however, has perhaps been one of the earliest among all state or national-level parties to have entered campaign mode this poll season. It has now already launched the next phase of the drive. Something about him, his party, and its energy seems to be catching on, going by rumours that the Congress - its age-old alliance with the DMK swaying - is inching towards the fledgling outfit. It's all in the realm of speculation now, though.

Rs 220 Crore In Black Money Detected After Raids On Chennai-Based Company

Rs 220 Crore In Black Money Detected After Raids On Chennai-Based Company

Press Trust of India | Sunday February 28, 2021, Chennai

The Income Tax Department has detected undisclosed income of about Rs 220 crore after it raided a leading tiles and sanitaryware manufacturer based in Chennai, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami Slashes Metro Rail Fare By Rs 20

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami Slashes Metro Rail Fare By Rs 20

Press Trust of India | Saturday February 20, 2021, Chennai

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Saturday announced a reduction in the maximum fare for travel in the Chennai Metro rail by Rs 20, thus bringing down the fare for full length travel to Rs 50 from the present Rs 70.

On Plea To Declare Covishield "Unsafe", High Court Notice To Centre

On Plea To Declare Covishield "Unsafe", High Court Notice To Centre

Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Swati Bhasin | Friday February 19, 2021, Chennai/ New Delhi

The Madras High Court has issued a notice to the central government over a petition to declare the Pune-based Serum Institute of India's "Covishield" unsafe.

Tamil Nadu Man Sets Woman, Her Mother On Fire, Kills Self: Police

Tamil Nadu Man Sets Woman, Her Mother On Fire, Kills Self: Police

Press Trust of India | Saturday February 06, 2021, Chennai

A jilted lover allegedly killed a young woman and her mother by setting them on fire and also ended his life by torching himself at her house in Chennai on Friday, police said.

How Chennai, Among World's Wettest Cities, Ran Out of Water

How Chennai, Among World's Wettest Cities, Ran Out of Water

Bloomberg News | Thursday February 04, 2021

Climate change is bringing rising sea levels and increased flooding to some cities around the world and drought and water shortages to others. For the 11 million inhabitants of Chennai, it's both.

Gold Worth Rs 2.17 Crore Swallowed By Flyers Seized In Chennai: Officials

Gold Worth Rs 2.17 Crore Swallowed By Flyers Seized In Chennai: Officials

ANI | Sunday January 31, 2021, Chennai

The Chennai Air Customs has seized 4.15 kg gold worth over Rs 2.17 crore at the Chennai airport and arrested seven people after busting a smuggling racket, in which the passengers were found to have swallowed capsules of gold paste wrapped with polythene/rubber cover.

Jayalalithaa's Home Turned Into Memorial Day After Sasikala Leaves Jail

Jayalalithaa's Home Turned Into Memorial Day After Sasikala Leaves Jail

Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Thursday January 28, 2021, Chennai

J Jayalalithaa's palatial home in Chennai's Poes Garden was converted into a memorial by the Tamil Nadu government today, a day after the release from jail of VK Sasikala, who lived in the house as the former Chief Minister's companion until her death in 2016.

Free To Join Other Parties: Team Rajinikanth As Some Members Move To DMK

Free To Join Other Parties: Team Rajinikanth As Some Members Move To DMK

Reported by Uma Sudhir, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday January 18, 2021, Chennai

Days after Rajinikanth opted out of politics citing his health, his team has said members of his Rajini Makkal Mandram are free to resign and join other parties. The statement comes after some district chiefs of the megastar's outfit joined Tamil Nadu's main opposition party DMK today.

2 Passengers Hide Gold Paste In Rectum, Caught At Chennai Airport

2 Passengers Hide Gold Paste In Rectum, Caught At Chennai Airport

ANI | Wednesday January 13, 2021, Chennai

Two passengers were arrested when goods including 1.42 kilograms of gold with a total worth Rs 85 lakhs were seized by the Customs department at the Chennai airport on Wednesday.

Rajinikanth Asks Fans Not To "Pain" Him With Appeals About Political Move

Rajinikanth Asks Fans Not To "Pain" Him With Appeals About Political Move

Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday January 11, 2021, Chennai

Actor Rajinikanth, who made a stunning about-turn and dropped his political plans last month, appealed to his fans today to stop pressuring him with protests and "not pain me again and again".

Smugglers Hide Gold In Chocolate Wrapper, Rectum, Caught At Chennai Airport

Smugglers Hide Gold In Chocolate Wrapper, Rectum, Caught At Chennai Airport

ANI | Friday January 08, 2021, Chennai

Customs officials at Chennai International Airport seized 3.72-kilogram gold valued at Rs 1.97 crore on Thursday from different passengers travelling from Dubai and Sharjah.