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Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.(ANI)

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By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 04:58 PM IST
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Tamil Nadu has received 54.74 lakh vaccine doses from the Centre as of today, chief secretary Rajeev Ranjan said.(AFP)
Tamil Nadu has received 54.74 lakh vaccine doses from the Centre as of today, chief secretary Rajeev Ranjan said.(AFP)

TN to intensify Covid-19 restrictions based on requirement to contain pandemic

PTI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 07:49 PM IST
Chief secretary Rajeev Ranjan took part in a review meeting chaired by union cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba along with senior officials on Friday.
The doses of the vaccine will now be administered at mini-clinics, primary healthcare centres and special temporary hospitals set up by the government, according to news agency ANI.(AFP file photo)
The doses of the vaccine will now be administered at mini-clinics, primary healthcare centres and special temporary hospitals set up by the government, according to news agency ANI.(AFP file photo)

Tamil Nadu to ramp up vaccination drive as total Covid cases go over 8,62,000

Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2021 04:07 PM IST
Tamil Nadu started its first phase of the vaccination drive from January 16 - along with the Centre - to administer jabs to all healthcare and frontline workers.
The TN government recently announced MSME Policy 2021 with a target to attract new investments worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2 lakh crore in the sector by 2025.(Reuters File Photo)
The TN government recently announced MSME Policy 2021 with a target to attract new investments worth 2 lakh crore in the sector by 2025.(Reuters File Photo)

Flipkart signs MoU with Tamil Nadu government to boost small-scale businesses

ANI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 06:01 PM IST
The partnership under the Flipkart Samarth programme will enable Tamil Nadu's local artisans, weavers, craftsmen and smaller industries to showcase their hallmark products.
PETA stated that since 2017, at least 22 bulls and 57 people have died while 3,632 people were injured during jallikattu events organised across the state. (PTI file photo)
PETA stated that since 2017, at least 22 bulls and 57 people have died while 3,632 people were injured during jallikattu events organised across the state. (PTI file photo)

PETA urges Tamil Nadu government to withdraw jallikattu order

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:26 PM IST
On December 23, the state allowed jallikattu to be conducted during the Pongal festival following Covid-19 restrictions.
Master is scheduled to release around Pongal.
Master is scheduled to release around Pongal.

Tamil Nadu government grants 100 percent occupancy for theatres ahead of Master release

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Haricharan Pudipeddi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 03:22 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government has granted 100 percent occupancy for movie theatres ahead of the release of the film, Master.
Representational image. (File photo)
Representational image. (File photo)

Tamil Nadu govt to train IIT JEE aspirants through digital platform

Chennai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 06:43 PM IST
The move comes close on the heels of the government earlier conducting NEET coaching centres for medical aspirants from such institutions.
Makkal Needhi Maiam president Kamal Haasan addresses a press conference after announcing the party's Puducherry unit, in Chennai, in January 2019.(PTI FILE)
Makkal Needhi Maiam president Kamal Haasan addresses a press conference after announcing the party's Puducherry unit, in Chennai, in January 2019.(PTI FILE)

Kamal Haasan criticises government inquiry on Anna University VC

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 03:04 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government last month asked retired high court judge P Kalaiyarasan to look into charges of financial irregularities and malpractices against Anna University vice-chancellor.
Thousands of students, who may have to repeat their papers if the court nullifies the government order, are closely following the proceedings and want the cancellation of exams.(PTI)
Thousands of students, who may have to repeat their papers if the court nullifies the government order, are closely following the proceedings and want the cancellation of exams.(PTI)

After stream put on YouTube, HC to hear students’ case in court

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 06:43 AM IST
The case pertains to an order by the Tamil Nadu government, which cited the Covid-19 outbreak and asked universities in August to cancel supplementary exams and promote all students, except for those in the final year, in the current academic session.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Tamil Nadu eases lockdown restrictions, UG final year classes to begin from Dec 7

Chennai | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 11:47 AM IST
Gatherings to be allowed with 50 per cent capacity of the facility or up to 200 people. Coronavirus lockdown in the state will continue to December 31.
A man wearing a mask as a precaution against Covid-19 pedals his cycle through a flooded street in Chennai last week.(AP Photo)
A man wearing a mask as a precaution against Covid-19 pedals his cycle through a flooded street in Chennai last week.(AP Photo)

Covid-19 restrictions in Tamil Nadu to continue till Dec 30, number of guests at gatherings capped at 200

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 10:27 AM IST
Recoveries continued to outnumber the new Covid-19 cases with 1,471 people walking out of healthcare facilities after getting cured. So far, 7.57 lakh people have been cured of the disease, according to Tamil Nadu government record.
Anna University. (annauniv.edu )
Anna University. (annauniv.edu )

Tamil Nadu government orders enquiry against Anna University V-C

Chennai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 10:40 AM IST
The government said it has ordered the probe based on complaints of rampant corruption in the university, financial irregualrities and graft charges against Surappa, among others.
The government had on October 31 said that social, political, religious and cultural events would be allowed from November 16, and permitted participation of a maximum of 100 people by adhering to measures like social distancing(PTI)
The government had on October 31 said that social, political, religious and cultural events would be allowed from November 16, and permitted participation of a maximum of 100 people by adhering to measures like social distancing(PTI)

Covid-19: Tamil Nadu cancels nod for socio-political, religious events

Chennai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 03:05 PM IST
Citing festival season and people congregating in large numbers in public places throwing anti-Covid-19 norms like social distancing to the winds, the government said curbs shall continue as regards such programmes and it includes those related to entertainment and education.
Representational image.(PTI file )
Representational image.(PTI file )

Schools in Tamil Nadu to remain shut, government puts reopening plan on hold

Chennai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 02:12 PM IST
While colleges were also earlier scheduled to function from November 16 , the government said colleges and varsities shall reopen from December 2 only for research scholars and final year postgraduate students of science and technology streams.
Representational image.(PTI file)
Representational image.(PTI file)

Schools in Tamil Nadu to reopen from November 16 with COVID-19 safety norms

Chennai | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 11:35 AM IST
The Tamil Nadu government has extended COVID-19 induced lockdown in the state while allowing educational institutions from Class 9 onwards to reopen from November 16
Supreme Court.(HT file)
Supreme Court.(HT file)

SC rejects plea for implementation of 50% OBC reservation in Tamil Nadu medical colleges

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2020 04:25 PM IST
A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao rejected the pleas seeking implementation of 50 per cent OBC reservation in Tamil Nadu for AIQ seats in State-run medical colleges this academic year.
Tamil Nadu CM Edapaddi K Palaniswami.(HT image)
Tamil Nadu CM Edapaddi K Palaniswami.(HT image)

Take steps for continuing Tamil school, TN CM tells Gujarat counterpart

Chennai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 03:17 PM IST
Palaniswami said he was distressed to learn that a Tamil medium school in the Gujarat capital catering mainly to migrant labourers “has been closed suddenly,” citing low attendance.
Tamil Nadu CM Edapaddi K Palaniswami.(HT image)
Tamil Nadu CM Edapaddi K Palaniswami.(HT image)

Tamil Nadu CM to decide on re-opening of schools, says Minister

Erode | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2020 03:59 PM IST
Chief Minister K Palaniswami would take a decision on it, the Minister said while taking part in a function at Chithode near here on the occasion of Tamil Maanila Congress founder G K Moopanar’s birth anniversary.
Tamil Nadu CM Edapaddi K Palaniswami.(HT image)
Tamil Nadu CM Edapaddi K Palaniswami.(HT image)

National Education Policy 2020: TN govt rejects three-language formula, says will follow existing two-language policy

Chennai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 01:43 PM IST
Taking strong exception to the proposal for the three-language formula in the NEP, Chief Minister K Palaniswami after a chairing a meeting of Cabinet colleagues at the Secretariat here, said the state has been following the two-language policy for several decades and there will be no change in it.
On the second phase of Chennai Metro Rail, the chief minister said the Rs 61,843 crore project comprises three corridors spanning 118.9 km.(@cmrlofficial/Twitter)
On the second phase of Chennai Metro Rail, the chief minister said the Rs 61,843 crore project comprises three corridors spanning 118.9 km.(@cmrlofficial/Twitter)

3 Chennai Metro Rail stations renamed after Annadurai, MGR and Jayalalithaa

Chennai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 01:13 PM IST
According to a government order, the Alandur station will be called ‘Arignar Anna Alandur Metro’, the Central Metro as ‘Puratchi Thalaivar Dr M G Ramachandran Central Metro’ and the CMBT station as ‘Puratchi Thalaivi Dr J Jayalalithaa CMBT Metro.’
Greater Chennai Corporation workers spray disinfectant in the premises of Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital during an intensified lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus disease in Chennai on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Greater Chennai Corporation workers spray disinfectant in the premises of Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital during an intensified lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus disease in Chennai on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Tamil Nadu registers highest one-day jump of nearly 5,000 Covid-19 cases, tally tops 1.7 lakh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 08:56 PM IST
As the number of cases continue to surge in the state, the Tamil Nadu government has stepped up Covid-19 testing so as to contain the virus spread at the earliest.
An aerial view of deserted Kathipara flyover during an intensified lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus disease, in Chennai on Sunday.(PTI File Photo)
An aerial view of deserted Kathipara flyover during an intensified lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus disease, in Chennai on Sunday.(PTI File Photo)

Intense lockdown curbs to be eased partially in Chennai from today: What’s allowed, what’s not

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 08:35 AM IST
The Tamil Nadu government had announced an intense lockdown for areas falling under the limits of Greater Chennai Police and other districts like Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpet from June 18.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Tamil Nadu CM lays foundation for one more govt medical college, TN to get 1,650 more MBBS seats

Chennai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2020 05:25 PM IST
The medical college, to come up at Siruvangur village at an estimated cost of Rs 381.76 crore in the newly carved district, would be set up with 150 MBBS seats, the government said.
Tamil Nadu government has called for a complete lockdown.
Tamil Nadu government has called for a complete lockdown.

Tamil film, television industries to suspend all operations during complete lockdown

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 06:15 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government has announced complete lockdown in four districts including Chennai from June 19 to June 30. During this period, no film and television related work will be operational.
Two industry bodies had informed the government that it was not possible to shoot serials with the said cap of 20 professionals, he said in a statement.(PTI)
Two industry bodies had informed the government that it was not possible to shoot serials with the said cap of 20 professionals, he said in a statement.(PTI)

Tamil Nadu announces further easing of curbs for shooting TV serials

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2020 03:46 PM IST
Chief Minister K Palaniswami recalled he had earlier allowed filming of TV serials on May 21 with a maximum of 20 actors and technicians but said the industry had pleaded to enhance the number.
Health workers take samples of a person for a rapid test at mobile Covid-19 testing van in Chennai.(PTI)
Health workers take samples of a person for a rapid test at mobile Covid-19 testing van in Chennai.(PTI)

Containment zones boost Chennai’s efforts to efforts to flatten Covid-19 curve

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Sowmiya Ashok
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2020 06:08 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government’s graded relaxation for commercial and industrial units across the state does not apply to any containment area.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami.(PTI file)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami.(PTI file)

Coronavirus: KG, primary schools closed in Tamil Nadu till March 31

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2020 04:20 PM IST
Chief Minister K Palaniswami also issued orders for closure of cinema halls and malls where people gather in large numbers till the month end in taluks in 16 districts bordering neighbouring Kerala and Karnataka, where the number of COVID- 19 cases is on the rise.
Seven people were convicted by a special TADA court for their role in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991 during an election rally at Sriperumbudur and sentenced to death,but later it was commuted to life imprisonment.(HT Archives)
Seven people were convicted by a special TADA court for their role in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991 during an election rally at Sriperumbudur and sentenced to death,but later it was commuted to life imprisonment.(HT Archives)

TN govt recommends release of all 7 life convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 10:32 PM IST
The government made the submission on a plea by a life convict Nalini Sriharan, seeking to declare her detention as illegal since the Governor had failed to order her release based on the September 9, 2018 recommendation of the state cabinet.
RSS workers participate in path-sanchalan (route march) in West Bengal in June 2019.(PTI File Photo)
RSS workers participate in path-sanchalan (route march) in West Bengal in June 2019.(PTI File Photo)

Will omit sections on RSS from book, Tamil Nadu government tells HC

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 06:31 AM IST
Tamil Nadu BJP unit has also demanded the TN government to inquire into this matter as how the subject has come into the syllabus.
The fund will mainly be used by the coastal states to invest in infrastructure facilities for deep-sea fishing, post-harvesting, cage culture and export promotion of fish and marine products.(AP)
The fund will mainly be used by the coastal states to invest in infrastructure facilities for deep-sea fishing, post-harvesting, cage culture and export promotion of fish and marine products.(AP)

Government comes up with 7,522 crore package for fisheries sector

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2019 09:02 AM IST
The first tripartite memorandum of agreement has been signed between the department of fisheries, Nabard and the Tamil Nadu government for marine infrastructure development of farmers under the FIDF.
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