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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.
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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".
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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.
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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.
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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

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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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

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

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

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
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
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Representational image.
Representational image.

Wilson murder case: NIA arrests accused man from Chennai airport

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
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
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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

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
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
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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’

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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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

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 08:36 AM IST
Health ministry details delivery, registration and tracking of vaccines.
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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

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
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
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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

By Press Trust of India | Chennai
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.
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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

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
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.
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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

By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Madurai
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.
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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

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Chennai
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.
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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

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Chennai
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 10:04 AM IST
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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

By Malyaban Ghosh | Livemint
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.
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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

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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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

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | Bengaluru
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.
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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

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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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

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
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.
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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

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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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Rajinikanth has been admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad.
Rajinikanth has been admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad.

Rajinikanth admitted to hospital in Hyderabad after complaining of fluctuations in blood pressure

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 06:07 PM IST
Actor Rajinikanth was admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad on Friday. His blood pressure has been showing ‘severe fluctuation’. He was in Hyderabad for a film shoot.
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On March 25, 2014, Karunanidhi, a five-time chief minister and one of the doyens of Dravidian politics, expelled Alagiri from the party in the middle of a succession battle, causing a split in the family.(PTI)
On March 25, 2014, Karunanidhi, a five-time chief minister and one of the doyens of Dravidian politics, expelled Alagiri from the party in the middle of a succession battle, causing a split in the family.(PTI)

Alagiri hints at launching a new party, says won’t work with DMK

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai, Chennai
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 01:24 AM IST
For decades, Tamil Nadu’s politics has been a witness to a sibling rivalry between Alagiri, who once oversaw the state’s southern districts for the party, and his younger brother MK Stalin, 67, who is now the DMK president and the party’s chief ministerial candidate for the assembly elections slated for early 2021.
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File photo: A health worker in PPE walks past Covid-19 patient housed inside a coronavirus care centre.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
File photo: A health worker in PPE walks past Covid-19 patient housed inside a coronavirus care centre.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Chennai: Sample of Covid-19 positive UK passenger sent for genome testing to Pune

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 12:40 AM IST
One person tested positive for Covid-19 out of 24 passengers who returned from the UK to Tamil Nadu, said health secretary J Radhakrishnan.
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Hotels in Tamil Nadu can function and remain open but cannot host events and celebrations. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Hotels in Tamil Nadu can function and remain open but cannot host events and celebrations. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan restrict New Year celebrations amid Covid-19

By Divya Chandrababu and Sachin Saini | Hindustan Times, Chennai/Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 10:40 PM IST
Entry to beaches will be closed on New Year’s Eve and the following day, the statement said. These are places where a large number of people usually gather to ring in the New Year and are seen cutting cakes on beaches in coastal districts including Chennai.
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The DMK on Sunday also launched another campaign “We reject ADMK” under which 1,600 party leaders will conduct 16,000 grama sabha meetings between December 23 and January 10 to highlight “failure of the AIADMK government.(PTI file photo)
The DMK on Sunday also launched another campaign “We reject ADMK” under which 1,600 party leaders will conduct 16,000 grama sabha meetings between December 23 and January 10 to highlight “failure of the AIADMK government.(PTI file photo)

DMK launches Mission-200 ahead of Tamil Nadu polls

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 07:54 AM IST
“We are not fighting only to win 117 seats (half-way mark in the 234-member assembly) but we must aim for 200 and more. We shouldn’t lose a seat below that number. We shouldn’t even lose an inch,” DMK president MK Stalin said while addressing thousands of party functionaries in Chennai.
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Earlier in December, during his inspection in flood-affected areas after Cyclone Nivar and Buveri in Cuddalore, Nagapattinam and Thiruvarur districts, Palaniswami offered prayers at the Nagore Dargah and Vailankanni Church.(PTI PHOTO.)
Earlier in December, during his inspection in flood-affected areas after Cyclone Nivar and Buveri in Cuddalore, Nagapattinam and Thiruvarur districts, Palaniswami offered prayers at the Nagore Dargah and Vailankanni Church.(PTI PHOTO.)

Tamil Nadu increases grant for Christians to visit Jerusalem

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 10:04 PM IST
On the first day of his campaign, Palaniswami had announced a dole for 2.06 crore ration card holders to receive Rs 2,500 along with raw rice, sugarcane, cashew, grapes and sugar for the harvest festival of Pongal celebrated in Tamil Nadu in January.
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File photo: Image for representation.(Hindustan Times)
File photo: Image for representation.(Hindustan Times)

Chennai-Port Blair flight carries passengers instead of cargo, airline faces action

By Neha LM Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 08:48 PM IST
The budget carrier’s flight was scheduled as a cargo flight but the airline booked passengers and operated it as commercial flight.
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