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The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was planning to set up four oxygen plants in Tamil Nadu while NLC India was mulling establishing three, minister Thangam Thennarasu said.(HT Photo | Representational image)

TN government urges industries to produce medical oxygen under CSR scheme

PTI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 12:28 AM IST
Industries Minister Thangam Thennarasu said the government has requested JSW, Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd (CPCL), Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd (TNPL) and other entities to expedite measures towards producing medical oxygen in view of an increase in demand.
After reaching his office in the Secretariat at Fort St George, MK Stalin signed five important orders, four of which were promised in DMK’s election manifesto.(ANI)
After reaching his office in the Secretariat at Fort St George, MK Stalin signed five important orders, four of which were promised in DMK’s election manifesto.(ANI)

Stalin era begins with Covid, welfare schemes in focus

By Divya Chandrababu, Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2021 04:20 AM IST
Stalin, along with 33 ministers, took oath in the name of conscience, and not god, keeping in line with the rationalist tenets of the Dravidian movement.
The Union government on April 19 announced that the country’s vaccination drive has been expanded to include all people above 18 years of age to receive the shot from May 1.(PTI)
The Union government on April 19 announced that the country’s vaccination drive has been expanded to include all people above 18 years of age to receive the shot from May 1.(PTI)

TN joins list of states to defer Covid vaccination drive on May 1

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2021 03:25 PM IST
On April 28, the state government ordered the Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation (TNMSC) to procure 15 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to facilitate the free vaccination of all people above 18 years of age in the state.
Tamil Nadu allows Sterlite Plant in Thoothukudi to reopen for 4 months.(File Photo)
Tamil Nadu allows Sterlite Plant in Thoothukudi to reopen for 4 months.(File Photo)

Tamil Nadu allows Sterlite Plant in Thoothukudi to reopen for 4 months

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 02:20 PM IST
The production of oxygen in the plant would be monitored by a panel and supply to Tamil Nadu would be prioritised.
Tamil Nadu reported 15,659 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Sunday while 82 patients lost their lives. In picture - A deserted view of a road in Chennai during the Sunday lockdown.(ANI)
Tamil Nadu reported 15,659 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Sunday while 82 patients lost their lives. In picture - A deserted view of a road in Chennai during the Sunday lockdown.(ANI)

New Covid-19 restrictions in Tamil Nadu: List of what’s allowed and what's not

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 01:43 PM IST
With the new restrictions in place now, here is a look at what is allowed and what is not from today in Tamil Nadu:
The Tamil Nadu government imposed fresh restrictions in the state from April 26 in view of the rising cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19).(Arun Sankar / AFP)
The Tamil Nadu government imposed fresh restrictions in the state from April 26 in view of the rising cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19).(Arun Sankar / AFP)

News updates from HT: Stricter Covid-19 curbs in Tamil Nadu from April 26

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2021 01:00 PM IST
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The government also noted that the existing night curfew and the Sunday curfew, imposed earlier on April 18, would continue to be in effect without any changes. In picture - Deserted view of the Marina beach in Chennai during the curfew.(AFP)
The government also noted that the existing night curfew and the Sunday curfew, imposed earlier on April 18, would continue to be in effect without any changes. In picture - Deserted view of the Marina beach in Chennai during the curfew.(AFP)

Tamil Nadu imposes new restrictions; gatherings at weddings, cremations capped

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2021 09:02 PM IST
Here is a list of all the new restrictions which are set to come into effect starting 4am on April 26.
Tamil Nadu had on Saturday reported 9,344 new Covid-19 cases(Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
Tamil Nadu had on Saturday reported 9,344 new Covid-19 cases(Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)

Tamil Nadu announces night curfew, lockdowns on Sundays starting April 20

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 07:48 PM IST
  • During night curfew hours public buses, rental auto, taxi, and private vehicles will not be allowed to operate, and on Sundays, the state will be under lockdown with only essential services allowed.
Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and deputy CM O Panneerselvam figure in the first list of candidates released by AIADMK.
Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and deputy CM O Panneerselvam figure in the first list of candidates released by AIADMK.

TN CM, Dy CM to fight from strongholds as AIADMK releases 1st list of candidates

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 03:43 PM IST
  • A single-phase election to 234 assembly seats is scheduled for April 6 in Tamil Nadu.
Madras High Court.(HT file)
Madras High Court.(HT file)

DMK leader humiliated lower caste people, judges: Madras HC

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:05 AM IST
  • The judge held that DMK leader's statement under question amounted to humiliation and insult to the oppressed community.
File photo: D Pandian.(@KanimozhiDMK/Twitter)
File photo: D Pandian.(@KanimozhiDMK/Twitter)

Veteran CPI leader D Pandian dies in Chennai

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 07:16 PM IST
  • The two-time former MP and Tamil Nadu state secretary of CPI breathed his last at 10.05 am.
Coimbatore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses public meeting in Coimbatore. (PTI)
Coimbatore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses public meeting in Coimbatore. (PTI)

'Corrupt, liars!' PM Modi attacks DMK-Congress combine in TN, Puducherry

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:02 PM IST
  • PM Modi was in the two-poll bound neighbouring regions to launch a slew of infrastructure projects meant to give his regional allies a fillip.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami made the important announcement in the state assembly on Thursday.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami made the important announcement in the state assembly on Thursday.

‘All pass’: Tamil Nadu CM says no final exams for classes 9,10, 11

By Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 03:02 PM IST
  • The state board exams are usually held in March, but had been postponed to April this year, due to the pandemic.
Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Paneerselvam and chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami.(HT photo)
Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Paneerselvam and chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami.(HT photo)

In last budget before elections, Tamil Nadu blames Centre for fall in revenue

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 09:21 AM IST
  • Paneerselvam also stated that the share of central taxes for Tamil Nadu, has been reduced to 23,039.46 crore in the revised estimates of 2020-21.
A TN BJP leader has been booked for hate speech by the state government(HT_PRINT)
A TN BJP leader has been booked for hate speech by the state government(HT_PRINT)

Tamil Nadu BJP functionary booked under Goondas act for repeated hate speech

By Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 07:41 AM IST
  • Kalyanaraman was also booked on Thursday in a different case by the Coimbatore police under section 505 (statements creating enmity) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for a hate speech
The victims—all residents of Chainpura village—were travelling in the ambulance that was on its way to Patna from Nalanda, police said.(HT Photo)
The victims—all residents of Chainpura village—were travelling in the ambulance that was on its way to Patna from Nalanda, police said.(HT Photo)

Speeding BMW kills 2 cops in Chennai, driver held

By Divya Chandrababu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:22 PM IST
  • Raveendran, who was riding the bike, died on the spot while Karthik, the pillion rider, succumbed to his injuries at a government hospital around 11am, police said.
Vijay is still not off the hook, says IT department.(Courtesy- Twitter:@actorvijay)
Vijay is still not off the hook, says IT department.(Courtesy- Twitter:@actorvijay)

IT raids Tamil Nadu superstar Vijay, ‘Bigil’ producer and financier, Rs 77 crore unaccounted cash found

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 04:56 PM IST
Vijay has been informed by the officers about the searches, the release didn’t specify if anything incriminating was found against him yet, but stated that his investments in real estate and the compensation he received for the blockbuster were a subject matter of investigation.
Tamil Nadu banned 99 candidates accused of manipulating and using corrupt practices to clear group IV exam.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Tamil Nadu banned 99 candidates accused of manipulating and using corrupt practices to clear group IV exam.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Tamil Nadu disqualifies, bans 99 cheating group IV examinees for life

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 10:11 PM IST
Investigation by the CB-CID revealed that a total of 99 candidates had manipulated the answer sheets as advised by the brokers, three of whom, based in Chennai, have been arrested.
Superstar Rajinikanth continues to face political backlash over his comment s on Periyar(ANI Photo)
Superstar Rajinikanth continues to face political backlash over his comment s on Periyar(ANI Photo)

Periyar Controversy Day 2: Fresh attack on Rajinikanth, silence on Babri demolition questioned

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 09:32 PM IST
The storm started with the Rajinikanth accusing Periyar of disrespecting Hindu gods during his speech on January 14 at the 50th-anniversary event of Tamil magazine ‘Thuglak’.
CPR Foundation is a prestigious institute engaged in the promotion of heritage, ecology, art and culture besides education.(Courtesy:CPRfoundation.org)
CPR Foundation is a prestigious institute engaged in the promotion of heritage, ecology, art and culture besides education.(Courtesy:CPRfoundation.org)

Ex JNU professor’s lecture on women in Mahabharata cancelled by Chennai institute

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2020 01:19 AM IST
The development comes close on the heels of the SRM University postponing its plan to award an honourary doctorate to Sahitya Akademi awardee and Tamil poet Vairamuthu after defence minister Rajnath Singh pulled out from the varsity’s convocation ceremony.
The civic polls for rural bodies in Tamil Nadu has thrown up no clear winner.(ANI Photo/File/Representational)
The civic polls for rural bodies in Tamil Nadu has thrown up no clear winner.(ANI Photo/File/Representational)

A glimpse of 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls in the civic polls photo finish, says expert

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan & MC Rajan
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 09:19 PM IST
This was yet another electoral test for both the AIADMK and DMK after the passing of their respective stalwarts in Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi. Though, the rural pockets of Tamil Nadu are considered to be AIADMK’s backyard, the DMK put up a strong show there. Analysts believe that the “mixed mandate” is a good indicator of the 2021 Assembly poll.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister 'Edappadi' K Palaniswami had appealed to the minorities not to believe in rumours that CAA is anti-Muslim.(PTI Photo/File)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister 'Edappadi' K Palaniswami had appealed to the minorities not to believe in rumours that CAA is anti-Muslim.(PTI Photo/File)

AIADMK’s pro-CAA stance may cost it minority votes say analysts|Opinion

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 12:17 AM IST
Palaniswami last week appealed to party workers and TN residents to disbelieve “rumours” that the party’s support to CAA was a stand against minorities. He slammed the opposition for false “propaganda” and said AIADMK will continue to “support” and “work hard” for minorities’ developments.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during 'Pariksha Par Charcha' with school and college students at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi in 2018.(PTI Photo/File/Representational)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during 'Pariksha Par Charcha' with school and college students at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi in 2018.(PTI Photo/File/Representational)

Modi’s Pariksha Pe Charcha on Pongal day invites opposition wrath in Tamil Nadu

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2019 12:53 AM IST
Tamil Nadu School Education Department has directed schools to keep television sets ready and generator on standby for the telecast of the nation-wide address by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami hit out at the opposition to NPR and CAA.(PTI Photo)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami hit out at the opposition to NPR and CAA.(PTI Photo)

Tamil Nadu CM backs NPR, CAA, says uninfluential parties opposing it

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2019 06:19 PM IST
TN CM said NPR was merely a record of Indian residents that had also been updated by the Congress government and added, that as far as NRC was concerned, home minister Amit Shah had clarified it is not being implemented.
Civic polls are being held in Tamil Nadu after a gap of eight years.(ANI Photo/File)
Civic polls are being held in Tamil Nadu after a gap of eight years.(ANI Photo/File)

Tamil Nadu Civic polls: Excitement in rural pockets before Friday’s vote

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2019 09:09 AM IST
Elections for 515 district panchayat wards, 5090 Union Block Panchayat wards, 9624 village panchayat president posts and 76,746 village panchayat wards are being held now and those for City Corporations, Municipalities and Town Panchayats will be held later.
Allegations of panchayat posts being auctioned in Tamil Nadu are doing the rounds.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Representational)
Allegations of panchayat posts being auctioned in Tamil Nadu are doing the rounds.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Representational)

Tamil Nadu man killed for opposing panchayat poll fixing

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 02:23 AM IST
The Madras High Court dismissed petition seeking restraint on projects allegedly based on late Jayalalithaa.(PTI Photo/File)
The Madras High Court dismissed petition seeking restraint on projects allegedly based on late Jayalalithaa.(PTI Photo/File)

Petition to curb productions allegedly based on Jayalalithaa dismissed

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 11:30 PM IST
Jayalalithaa’s niece feared that imposition of third-party views in the projects based on her aunt’s life could tarnish former chief minister’s image and that of her family.
AIADMK’s dependence on allies has increased as it is yet to regain its full strength after Jayalalithaa’s demise,says an expert.(PTI Photo/File)
AIADMK’s dependence on allies has increased as it is yet to regain its full strength after Jayalalithaa’s demise,says an expert.(PTI Photo/File)

AIADMK woos allies ahead of civic and state assembly polls | Opinion

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2019 10:25 PM IST
AIADMK realises that recent victories in Vikravandi and Nanguneri assembly by-polls were not possible without allies and is making efforts to retain the advantage in the post-Jayalalithaa era, says a noted journalist and analyst.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister 'Edappadi' K Palaniswami said he hopes new dates for the civic polls will be announced soon.(PTI Photo)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister 'Edappadi' K Palaniswami said he hopes new dates for the civic polls will be announced soon.(PTI Photo)

Tamil Nadu civic polls under a cloud after SC order to exclude nine new districts

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2019 02:05 AM IST
Civic polls were to be held after a seven year gap in Tamil Nadu and the nominations for the rural seats, earlier voting on December 27 and 30, were supposed to begin on Friday.
MK Stalin’s DMK received a boost with two leaders from the rival parties joining it on Thursday(PTI Photo/File)
MK Stalin’s DMK received a boost with two leaders from the rival parties joining it on Thursday(PTI Photo/File)

Boost for DMK as rival leaders from BJP and AIADMK join party

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 09:58 PM IST
Arasakumar had given a clear indication of switching sides when he profusely praised Stalin in his presence at a family function of a DMK MLA in Chennai on December 1.
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