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M Manikandan, 44, has been accused of cheating, rape, causing miscarriage, hurt and criminal intimidation under the Indian Penal Code (Twitter/DrManikandanofl)

Ex-AIADMK minister M Manikandan held for allegedly raping Malaysian woman

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 08:47 AM IST
AIADMK’s M Manikandan met the actor, a Malaysian national, in 2017, and they stayed and travelled together in Delhi and Chennai, according to the complaint. The former minister insists the relationship was consensual; the actor complains that it was premised on his promise to marry her.
Chennai faces a power cut on Saturday as TANGEDCO takes on maintenance work. (File Photo / Representational Image)
Chennai faces a power cut on Saturday as TANGEDCO takes on maintenance work. (File Photo / Representational Image)

Chennai faces prolonged power cuts, maintenance work on. All details here

PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 12:48 PM IST
Among the regions in Chennai facing a power cut on Saturday are Adyar, Besant Nagar, Shastri Nagar, Pattabiram, Thirumullaivoyal, Velachery East, West and Central, and the IT Corridor, among other areas.
Mom chimpanzee nursing her newborn baby.(Twitter/@SudhaRamenIFS)
Mom chimpanzee nursing her newborn baby.(Twitter/@SudhaRamenIFS)

Mom chimpanzee nurses her newborn baby in Tamil Nadu zoo, viral pics win hearts

PTI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2021 02:42 PM IST
The baby is born to a chimpanzee named Gowri (Susie) at a zoo in Tamil Nadu.
69 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccines have already been administered in the state.(HT file)
69 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccines have already been administered in the state.(HT file)

Tamil Nadu govt to vaccinate 18-44 age group from today

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2021 07:09 AM IST
Tamil Nadu had deferred the vaccination drive for those in the age group of 18-44, which was initially supposed to begin on May 1, on the account of shortage of Covid-19 vaccines.
An overcast sky during light rain, near AIIMS in New Delhi. (File photo)
An overcast sky during light rain, near AIIMS in New Delhi. (File photo)

News updates from HT: Delhi wakes up to light drizzle, cloudy sky

PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 08:48 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
IPL 2021: Rohit Sharma took to Twitter to share the image of him wearing shoes with 'Save the rhino' message on them.(Twitter/@ImRo45)
IPL 2021: Rohit Sharma took to Twitter to share the image of him wearing shoes with 'Save the rhino' message on them.(Twitter/@ImRo45)

Rohit Sharma wears shoes with 'Save the rhino' message, Abhishek Bachchan reacts

ANI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 02:51 PM IST
IPL 2021: Rohit Sharma sported a unique design of his IPL cricket shoes which showcased the endangered species on them.
What medical experts have identified is that there is a laxity among the public since the fresh cases have come down while fatality was also below 10 a day, Health secretary J Radhakrishnan said.(PTI)
What medical experts have identified is that there is a laxity among the public since the fresh cases have come down while fatality was also below 10 a day, Health secretary J Radhakrishnan said.(PTI)

Tamil Nadu reports over 900 new Covid-19 cases, 8 deaths

PTI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 11:06 PM IST
Chennai accounted for most of the new infections with 395 cases being reported, aggregating 2,39,878 till date.
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), that frames policy for the tax department, meanwhile, said it was fully prepared to check and monitor the role of money in influencing voters.(MINT File photo )
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), that frames policy for the tax department, meanwhile, said it was fully prepared to check and monitor the role of money in influencing voters.(MINT File photo )

Income Tax raids ceramic tiles magnate in Chennai

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 01:03 PM IST
The CBDT said in a statement that 8.30 crore cash was seized during the raids on the group engaged in the business of manufacture and sale of tiles and sanitaryware.
Protesters in front of Red Fort during a protest against farm laws on January 26.(REUTERS)
Protesters in front of Red Fort during a protest against farm laws on January 26.(REUTERS)

Chennai school asks students to write on R-Day 'diabolical violence'

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 03:17 PM IST
Students were also asked to suggest a few measures to "thwart such violent maniacs who act under external instigation".
Tamil Nadu began administering the second dose of the Covid vaccine on Saturday.(AFP)
Tamil Nadu began administering the second dose of the Covid vaccine on Saturday.(AFP)

Press in Chennai eligible for Covid-19 vaccine: Corporation chief

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 07:02 PM IST
  • Health secretary had said that there are preparations to include those involved in election work as frontline workers to receive the vaccine.
PM Modi with TN Governor(YouTube)
PM Modi with TN Governor(YouTube)

Highlights| Tamil Nadu made Arjun tank will be used on northern border

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2021 01:19 PM IST
The Prime Minister laid foundation stone and inaugurate several developmental projects.
A mobile phone of an accused, arrested for an incident of loot, revealed evidence of a gang rape of a teenager, who didn’t register the crime with the police fearing social stigma.(Getty Images/HT ARCHIVE)
A mobile phone of an accused, arrested for an incident of loot, revealed evidence of a gang rape of a teenager, who didn’t register the crime with the police fearing social stigma.(Getty Images/HT ARCHIVE)

News updates from Hindustan Times: MP police finds evidence of teenager’s gang rape on arrested robbers’ phone and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 04:59 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19: Harsh Vardhan inspects dry run in Chennai, promises vaccine in a few days

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 04:41 PM IST
Chennai would store the vaccine for distribution to southern states, Vardhan said
Representational image.(Reuters)
Representational image.(Reuters)

Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamath’s office faces sealing for violating rules

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 11:38 AM IST
TNTJ, an Islamic organisation founded in 2004, said they have been paying Rs4 lakh rent annually for 12 years to the government-appointed custodian of the property
Representational image.
Representational image.

Wilson murder case: NIA arrests accused man from Chennai airport

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 01:48 PM IST
Shihabudeen had arranged the illegal fire arm and prohibited ammunition used by Shameem and Thoufiq to kill the policeman in January last year
Commuters wading through flooded arterial roads in Chennai’s Guindy on Tuesday evening following the downpour.(Photo: M Roopesh)
Commuters wading through flooded arterial roads in Chennai’s Guindy on Tuesday evening following the downpour.(Photo: M Roopesh)

Tamil Nadu: Chengalpattu records heaviest single-day rainfall in January in over a century

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:19 PM IST
There was a downpour in Chennai and adjoining districts of Chengalpattu, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Ranipet from early hours of Tuesday due to an easterly trough
This is not the first time that an NIA probe of a “love jihad” angle has not yielded any evidence of a conspiracy.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
This is not the first time that an NIA probe of a “love jihad” angle has not yielded any evidence of a conspiracy.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

NIA probes union of Chennai-Dhaka couple who studied in London, finds no ‘love jihad’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:26 AM IST
The agency did not find any evidence that the interfaith marriage was “love jihad”, a term groups use to describe some relationships between Muslim men and Hindu women, but one that the courts and the Union government do not officially recognise.
A doctor holds up a vial of a mock Covid-19 vaccine during the mock drill and vaccination dry run at community health centre in Bisrakh, Greater Noida.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
A doctor holds up a vial of a mock Covid-19 vaccine during the mock drill and vaccination dry run at community health centre in Bisrakh, Greater Noida.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Transportation to jabs: Centre outlines Covid vaccination plan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 08:36 AM IST
Health ministry details delivery, registration and tracking of vaccines.
Clouds over Marina beach in Chennai.(File photo)
Clouds over Marina beach in Chennai.(File photo)

Downpour in Chennai causes waterlogging; rainfall may continue till Wednesday

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 03:39 PM IST
Moderate to heavy rainfall will continue in the city and adjoining districts of Chengalpattu, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Ranipet until Wednesday
A generic image of cricket bat and ball.(Getty Images)
A generic image of cricket bat and ball.(Getty Images)

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Players in Covid-hit hotel in Chennai safe, says TNCA official

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 11:01 PM IST
Three teams scheduled to take part in the Plate group - Meghalaya, Manipur and Mizoram - are being put up at the hotel.
File photo: A health worker collect swab sample from a man for Covid-19 testing.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
File photo: A health worker collect swab sample from a man for Covid-19 testing.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Over 100 test positive for Covid-19 across Chennai’s luxury hotels

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 10:05 PM IST
From December 15 onwards up to January 3, a total of 97 people from a prominent luxury hotel in Chennai have tested positive for Covid-19.
As per the government’s directive, the number of players cannot be more than 150 at an event and Covid-19 negative certificates have been made mandatory for players(PTI)
As per the government’s directive, the number of players cannot be more than 150 at an event and Covid-19 negative certificates have been made mandatory for players(PTI)

Bull trainers gear up for Jallikattu as Pongal approaches

Madurai | By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 07:30 PM IST
The process of registration for the bull will begin 10 days in advance, with medical check-up for both the bulls and Jallikattu cattle players. Bulls are trained through an intensive process called ‘mann kuthal’, where bulls develop their skills by digging their horns in the wet earth.
The Chinese nationals ran the call centre with the assistance of the two Indians. All of them were arrested in Bengaluru on December 31, 2020 and January 1, 2021, according to Chennai Commissioner of Police Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal.(Representative image)
The Chinese nationals ran the call centre with the assistance of the two Indians. All of them were arrested in Bengaluru on December 31, 2020 and January 1, 2021, according to Chennai Commissioner of Police Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal.(Representative image)

2 Chinese among 4 held for running instant loan app

Chennai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 03:34 PM IST
Of late, there have been many instances of app-based money-lenders harassing borrowers over repayment, which led to suicides.
A health worker prepares to take a swab sample from a boy for the Covid-19 coronavirus RT PCR and Rapid Antigen test at a testing centre in Chennai.(AFP)
A health worker prepares to take a swab sample from a boy for the Covid-19 coronavirus RT PCR and Rapid Antigen test at a testing centre in Chennai.(AFP)

Luxury hotel in Chennai turns into Covid-19 hotspot after 85 test positive

Chennai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 10:04 AM IST
Mahindra said the pressure to conserve cash, need for investments in emerging technologies and intensifying focus on its core automobile business in India have influenced its step.(MINT)
Mahindra said the pressure to conserve cash, need for investments in emerging technologies and intensifying focus on its core automobile business in India have influenced its step.(MINT)

Blaming pandemic, M&M pulls the plug on JV with Ford

Livemint | By Malyaban Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 04:30 AM IST
Mahindra aims more than Rs 3,000 cr in cost savings through the separation and a potential stake sale of SsangYong Motor Co.
The initial lots of the vaccine will be sent only to government hospitals, public health centres or large private hospitals. The first two priority groups—health care and other frontline workers
The initial lots of the vaccine will be sent only to government hospitals, public health centres or large private hospitals. The first two priority groups—health care and other frontline workers

Elaborate distribution plan on track as India awaits vaccine approval

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 11:31 PM IST
The vaccines will be stocked at four Government Medical Store Depots (in Karnal, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata) and state and regional vaccine stores.
Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth gestures during a press conference in Chennai.(PTI)
Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth gestures during a press conference in Chennai.(PTI)

‘Rajini’s wish, can’t force him to change mind’: Kin on superstar’s U-turn on political debut

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 03:56 PM IST
The 77-year-old R Sathyanarayana Rao said it’s his brother’s wish and one can’t force him to change his mind.
In a three-page statement that he posted on Twitter, the actor has apologised for not launching the party.(PTI)
In a three-page statement that he posted on Twitter, the actor has apologised for not launching the party.(PTI)

‘Only I know the pain’: Rajinikanth apologises for not launching political party

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 02:50 PM IST
Earlier this week, he was admitted to a private hospital with ‘severe hypertension and exhaustion’. He was discharged on December 27 and advised complete bed rest for a week.
Liquor sales from TASMAC are a major source of revenue for Tamil Nadu’s exchequer which was Rs 31,158 crore during the financial year 2018-19.(HT PHOTO.)
Liquor sales from TASMAC are a major source of revenue for Tamil Nadu’s exchequer which was Rs 31,158 crore during the financial year 2018-19.(HT PHOTO.)

Tamil Nadu allows bars attached to TASMAC to reopen

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 11:08 PM IST
The bars were closed in March owning to the Covid-19 pandemic but liquor sales were permitted from May across the state except in Chennai and adjoining Chengalpettu districts where there were a high number of positive coronavirus cases. The shops were permitted in the city from August onwards.
The hilarious word pun about samosas has left netizens laughing out loud.(Reddit/@crasshumor)
The hilarious word pun about samosas has left netizens laughing out loud.(Reddit/@crasshumor)

This Chennai chaat centre wants you to respect the ‘fillings’ of samosas

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 06:56 PM IST
The image shared with the Reddit post shows a receipt from a chaat centre in Chennai.
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