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A worker wearing PPE kit sanitises a cinema hall in Chennai.(PTI)

Tamil Nadu reverses 100% occupancy order in movie theatres after Centre’s notice

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 07:38 PM IST
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
Earlier, the health minister held a meeting with the health ministers, principal secretaries and additional chief secretaries of states and UTs to review the preparedness of the vaccination mock drill in their respective areas.(PTI Photo)
Earlier, the health minister held a meeting with the health ministers, principal secretaries and additional chief secretaries of states and UTs to review the preparedness of the vaccination mock drill in their respective areas.(PTI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Union health minister to visit Tamil Nadu tomorrow to review vaccine dry run in state and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 09:16 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Earlier, the health minister held a meeting with the health ministers, principal secretaries and additional chief secretaries of states and UTs to review the preparedness of the vaccination mock drill in their respective areas.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Earlier, the health minister held a meeting with the health ministers, principal secretaries and additional chief secretaries of states and UTs to review the preparedness of the vaccination mock drill in their respective areas.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan to visit Tamil Nadu tomorrow; will oversee vaccine dry run at multiple sites

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 08:24 PM IST
“The Union health minister will visit the sessions site at Government General Hospital, Chennai followed by the one at Government Omandurar Hospital, Chennai,” an official statement said adding that he would also oversee work at the Apollo Hospital’s vaccination centre after paying a brief visit to the General Medical Store Depot (GMSD) in Periamedu.
IForeign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar (L) waves as he walks with Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena after a joint press briefing in Colombo.(AFP)
IForeign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar (L) waves as he walks with Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena after a joint press briefing in Colombo.(AFP)

Jaishankar’s comments signify PM Modi’s commitment to Lankan Tamils: Purohit

Chennai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 04:43 PM IST
Jaishankar unequivocally stated the Indian position on the 13th Amendment to the island nation, Purohit said in a statement.
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
During the investigation, it was revealed that a network of men sexually assaulted close to 50 women.
During the investigation, it was revealed that a network of men sexually assaulted close to 50 women.

AIADMK member held in 2019 Pollachi sexual assault case

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 06:14 AM IST
Those arrested on Thursday were identified as K Arulanantham, 34, the AIADMK’s Pollachi town students’ wing secretary, Haron Paul, 29, ‘Bike’ Balu, 27, a second-hand bike dealer, police officials said.
(HT File Photo)
(HT File Photo)

12-member panel set up ahead of state polls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 09:38 AM IST
Four states -- Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal – along with Puducherry are scheduled to go to polls before May this year.
Tamil Nadu government on Monday had given the permission for increasing seating capacity in cinema halls from 50% to 100%.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)
Tamil Nadu government on Monday had given the permission for increasing seating capacity in cinema halls from 50% to 100%.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)

Revoke order for 100% capacity in cinema halls, Centre tells Tamil Nadu

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 10:13 PM IST
Cinemas were running with 50 per cent capacity to ensure social distancing since November 10 following the Centre’s directives but theatres saw only a few patrons.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi approved the appointment of senior observers in poll bound states in 2021, according to a statement from the party.(PTI)
Congress President Sonia Gandhi approved the appointment of senior observers in poll bound states in 2021, according to a statement from the party.(PTI)

Congress appoints senior observers for poll-bound states

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:37 PM IST
Elections are scheduled in four states and one Union territory namely Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Pondicherry.
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
Vijay Sethupathi reportedly did a look test for Vetrimaaran’s film.
Vijay Sethupathi reportedly did a look test for Vetrimaaran’s film.

Vijay Sethupathi to team up with Vetrimaaran for next project: report

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Haricharan Pudipeddi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 02:18 PM IST
Vijay Sethupathi and Vetrimaaran will work for the first time on the yet to be titled Tamil film, which will see Soori play the lead.
File photo: A worker wearing PPE kit sanitises a movie theatre.(PTI)
File photo: A worker wearing PPE kit sanitises a movie theatre.(PTI)

Mixed response to Tamil Nadu allowing 100% seating in theatres

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 08:21 PM IST
While some movie goers welcomed the move, experts are worried that people gathered inside an enclosed space will lead to further spread of the virus.

The year that will be: The political battles of 2021

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prashant Jha
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 06:10 AM IST
This year’s electoral fights will give a glimpse into the nature of identity-based politics and their message will last till 2024.
India will overtake China to become the most populous country in 2023, when its population will reach 1.42 billion.(Reuters)
India will overtake China to become the most populous country in 2023, when its population will reach 1.42 billion.(Reuters)

The number theory: Imagining India, 10 years from now

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa, Abhishek Jha and Vineet Sachdev
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 03:18 PM IST
India’s first climate change assessment by the ministry of earth sciences (MoES), published in 2020. said that the climate change seen in the country since the middle of the 20th century is expected to continue in the future.
A man registers his name for vaccination against Covid, at a health centre in Ahmedabad.(Reuters)
A man registers his name for vaccination against Covid, at a health centre in Ahmedabad.(Reuters)

States gear up for 1st phase of vaccination, await Centre nod

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 04:21 AM IST
Here’s a quick look at the level of preparedness ahead of the vaccination drive across states
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

‘100 tablets for students in rural Tamil Nadu, Karnataka’

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 07:00 PM IST
For this, the Consulate General of Israel to South India has partnered with The Art of Living, a spiritual organisation.
DMK Chief M K Stalin.(PTI)
DMK Chief M K Stalin.(PTI)

Tamil Nadu minister takes potshot at DMK’s Stalin citing Alagiri’s remark

Coimbatore | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 03:31 PM IST
The remark from the Municipal Administration Minister comes at a time when Stalin has been saying that the DMK would capture power after the Assembly elections scheduled in April-May.
Theatres were allowed to open in the state from November 10, 2020, and were required to operate at 50 per cent seating capacity due to Covid-19 restrictions(PTI | Representational image)
Theatres were allowed to open in the state from November 10, 2020, and were required to operate at 50 per cent seating capacity due to Covid-19 restrictions(PTI | Representational image)

Tamil Nadu allows full capacity at theatres after requests from owners’ association, actors

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 02:06 PM IST
Earlier, a representation of theatre owners association in the state met with the government and requested to increase the seating capacity at theatres.
Former Union minister MK Alagiri addresses his supporters during a meeting in Madurai onSunday.(PTI PHOTO.)
Former Union minister MK Alagiri addresses his supporters during a meeting in Madurai onSunday.(PTI PHOTO.)

‘My supporters won’t let you become CM’: Alagiri warns sibling and DMK chief Stalin

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 12:01 AM IST
One of Alagiri’s loyalists who attended the meeting on condition of anonymity said that they were expecting the DMK to induct him back into the party.
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.
Lenovo is now planning to increase laptop manufacturing facility by about 10 times at its Puducherry facility(REUTERS)
Lenovo is now planning to increase laptop manufacturing facility by about 10 times at its Puducherry facility(REUTERS)

Lenovo expects 25-30 pc growth this fiscal, to begin manufacturing tablets in India

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 03:47 PM IST
Lenovo India CEO and Managing Director Rahul Agarwal said that the company has always grown in double digits and will continue to maintain the trend. Lenovo is also planning to start manufacturing tablets in India and expand laptop manufacturing by about 10 times.
CM Palaniswami said agricultural and horticultural crops on 3,10,589.63 hectares were affected in Tamil Nadu due to the Nivar and Burevi cyclones witnessed during November-December last year.(Twitter/@CMOTamilNadu)
CM Palaniswami said agricultural and horticultural crops on 3,10,589.63 hectares were affected in Tamil Nadu due to the Nivar and Burevi cyclones witnessed during November-December last year.(Twitter/@CMOTamilNadu)

Tamil Nadu CM announces Rs 600 crore relief to five lakh farmers

Chennai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 10:16 PM IST
“Rs 600 crore assistance will be provided to about five lakh farmers and the benefit shall be directed transferred to their bank accounts from January 7,” the chief minister said.
Karti Chidambaram on Saturday criticised the Congress after the party high command organisational changes to the Tamil Nadu unit ahead of assembly polls slated for this year.(HT PHOTO.)
Karti Chidambaram on Saturday criticised the Congress after the party high command organisational changes to the Tamil Nadu unit ahead of assembly polls slated for this year.(HT PHOTO.)

‘Jumbo panels serve no purpose,’ says Karti Chidambaram in veiled dig at Congress

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 10:02 PM IST
The Congress has named 32 vice-presidents, 57 general secretaries and 104 secretaries along with several committees including campaign, manifesto, media coordination, election management and publicity. Karti and his father, Chidambaram are members of some of these committees.
Candidates exiting the exam centre after appearing for NEET Exam, at a school in Kailash Colony, New Delhi on September 13, 2020.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
Candidates exiting the exam centre after appearing for NEET Exam, at a school in Kailash Colony, New Delhi on September 13, 2020.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)

Tamil Nadu dentist forges daughter’s NEET marks to get her medical admission, held

Chennai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 09:23 PM IST
The forgery came to light recently when the father and daughter duo turned up for MBBS admission counselling session held here and produced a ‘call letter’ for counselling and a ‘NEET marksheet’ that showed a score of 610.
A medic administers Covaxin, developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), during the Phase- 3 trials.(PTI)
A medic administers Covaxin, developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), during the Phase- 3 trials.(PTI)

1.60 crore people to get Covid-19 shots in phase-I: Tamil Nadu minister

Coimbatore | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 06:57 PM IST
Talking to reporters at the ESI Hospital here during a special camp as part of the dry run, he said it is being carried out to identify the problems and challenges of administering the vaccine.
After the announcements, TN Congress leader Karti P Chidambaram, in a tweet, commented that the committees serve no purpose.(Twitter/@INCTamilNadu)
After the announcements, TN Congress leader Karti P Chidambaram, in a tweet, commented that the committees serve no purpose.(Twitter/@INCTamilNadu)

‘Jumbo committees serve no purpose,’ tweets Karti Chidambaram after Congress rejigs Tamil Nadu state unit

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 05:58 PM IST
In its latest revamp of the Congress party’s Tamil Nadu state leadership, new appointments have been made to vice presidents, general secretaries, treasurer, secretaries, heads of district party units and key election committees with immediate effect.
A health worker conducts the dry run for the Covid-19 vaccination at a health care centre, Daryaganj in New Delhi.(ANI)
A health worker conducts the dry run for the Covid-19 vaccination at a health care centre, Daryaganj in New Delhi.(ANI)

Covid-19 vaccination dry run a learning experience: Tamil Nadu govt

Chennai, Tamil Nadu | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 04:05 PM IST
The exercise showed that all preparations were in ‘ready’ mode for the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine in the state, Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan said, adding that overall, the processes worked successfully.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets as he lays the foundation stone of Light House Projects across six states through video conferencing, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets as he lays the foundation stone of Light House Projects across six states through video conferencing, in New Delhi.(ANI)

Govt committed to delivering on promise of housing for all: PM Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 03:23 AM IST
“People were losing hope of owning a house even after putting in everything that they had saved. Houses remained on paper… People had also lost faith whether the law of the land will help them if they got into a dispute with the builder,” he said.
A farmer working in his paddy field at Bothgarh outskirts of Morinda town in Ludhiana.(HT File Photo)
A farmer working in his paddy field at Bothgarh outskirts of Morinda town in Ludhiana.(HT File Photo)

Paddy procurement at MSP up 23%: Govt data

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 04:58 AM IST
The food ministry’s official projections show the government’s total procurement for summer paddy (2020-21) will likely touch 74.2 million tonnes, up from the total quantity of 62.7 million procured during 2019-20, an increase of 18%. Punjab’s share in total paddy procurement stands at 42%.
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