Mysterious murder at Kodanadu estate

Chennai:  Just days after there was a fire mishap at the Siruthavur bungalow frequented by former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, a security guard at the Kodanadu tea estate in Nilgiris was killed by a group of men who attempted to loot the bungalow there in the wee hours of today. The police sources say that around 10 men were involved in the burglary attempt. The incident occurred at around 2

MLA Nataraj declares open retinal national conference

Chennai: With the aim of providing eye care practitioners a platform to acquire knowledge about the latest advancements in the management of retinal disorders, Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital on Sunday hosted RETICON-2017, a national-level conference on vitreo retina management. It was inaugurated by Mylapore MLA R Nataraj in presence of Prof Amar Agarwal, chairman, Dr Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospital and program director —RETICON 2017. In its seventh year, the

AIADMK flays Stalin for 'proxy regime' remark

Chennai: Flaying DMK leader M K Stalin’s remarks that the Palaniswami government was a ‘proxy regime’ of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the ruling AIADMK faction has said he was making such remarks only for political mileage. “It is a wrong statement. He is making such statements only to make political gains,” Finance Minister D Jayakumar told reporters yesterday. He said various issues plaguing the State like the Cauvery water dispute or

TN CM raises NEET, Cauvery issues at NITI Aayog

Chennai: Chief Minister K Palaniswami said he had raised a number of issues concerning Tamilnadu, including its demand for exemption from NEET test, at the NITI Aayog meeting held in New Delhi. “We stressed for the exemption of NEET for Tamilnadu at the NITI Aayog meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Also, it has been insisted that the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) should be constituted immediately,” he told mediapersons here upon his return from Delhi. Tamilnadu

Cinema plays a key role in TN: Minister

Cinema is as important as politics in Tamilnadu and the film industry here has a rich legacy, said State Minister for Information and Publicity Kadambur Raju. Speaking at the inauguration of the 22nd European Union Film Festival (EUFF) at the newly-opened Kalaivanar Arangam in Chennai on Saturday, he said, “It was the wish of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa that the last edition of Chennai International Film Festival be inaugurated

Chennai gets a new hotel

Chennai: Holiday Inn, a 202 room property on OMR, jointly promoted by Chennai-based SRP Tools under SRP Prosperita Hotel Ventures and Bengaluru- based Brigade group and managed by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) was inaugurated on Saturday. “Holiday Inn will create its own standards while giving tough competition to other leading hotels in the city. We are sure to make this the leading hotel in the hospitality business in Chennai,” said

DMK asks farmers to defer Delhi stir

Chennai: DMK working president MK Stalin has urged the farmers from Tamilnadu staging a protest in Delhi to defer their agitation and take part in the 25 April bandh called by the opposition parties in the state in support of the drought-hit farmers. “They (the farmers protesting in Delhi) should take part in the bandh and support the other steps we are to going to take on behalf of all

'Environ good for growth of renewable energy in India'

Vellore: There is a great scope for development of renewable energy, especially solar energy in India. While conventional sources of energy such as thermal power, lignite, hydro-electric power and natural gas are there in India, the country ranks third among 40 countries which have made renewable energy attractive, said Larsen and Toubro Limited, Chennai head and senior vice-president S Rajavel. The annual growth rate is estimated to be 27 per

Save water when it is plenty: Expert

Chennai, Apr 23: All storage vessels are out in most houses in Chennai. With people getting potable water only once in a few days, they have to store the water for daily use. Roadside pumps and tankers that supply water in several areas see plastic pots lined in front of them. Apart from fighting this problem daily, Geology Professor at Anna University, L Elango, suggests that we take effective steps

Centre wants a stable government in TN: Venkaiah Naidu

Chennai: “A stable government in Tamilnadu is the need of the hour as only it can ensure welfare of the people,” said Union Minister for Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu. Speaking at the sidelines of a meeting organised by Southern India Film Chamber of Commerce on Goods and Services Tax (GST) here today, the Union Minister denied the allegation that Centre is behind the political confusion

Robbers strike KCR Express

Chennai: Burglars struck at a moving train at Jolarpet late night and decamped with 25 sovereigns of gold jewel from passengers. According to police, burglars pulled the emergency chain at around midnight on KCR Express which was proceeding from Bengaluru to Chennai. When the train was halted at Jolarpet, an eight-member gang entered the train and threatened passengers with knife to hand over their jewels and fled the scene with