TOP STORIES

TN Guv, CM wish Eid Mubarak

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Governor Dr K Rosaiah, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and leaders of various...... Read More >>

Cook delighted to return among runs

Alastair Cook yesterday missed out on his 26th Test century by five just runs but the English...... Read More >>

Preity had used harsh words against Wadia: witness tells cops

Mumbai: A witness listed by industrialist Ness Wadia has told the police that it was Preity Zinta...... Read More >>

UN Council to make urgent appeal for Gaza ceasefire

The UN Security Council has agreed to issue an urgent appeal to Israel and Hamas for an immediate...... Read More >>

Encephalitis toll rises to 111

Kolkata: Two more persons died of encephalitis in West Bengal since yesterday, taking the toll to...... Read More >>

MOST POPULAR

VIDEO

Jaya launches Rs 49.99 cr projects

Friday, 14 February 2014
NT Bureau

CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today launched irrigation infrastructure-related projects in various parts of the State at an estimated cost of Rs 49.99 crore.

According to an official release here, Jayalalithaa launched various initiatives at Tiruvarur, Tiruchirappalli, Virudhunagar, Coimbatore and Erode districts among others. The projects she inaugurated include a weir across Kosasthalai river in Thiruvallur district and a lake created across Mathalapallam river. She also presented certificates and cash prizes to government officials who maintained dams well. She launched the projects through video-conferencing from the State Secretariat here.

Finance and Public Works Minister O Panneerselvam, Housing and Urban Development Minister R Vaithilingam, Chief Secretary Sheela Balakrishnan and other higher officials were present.

Another press release said she inaugurated employment exchange offices in eight districts, all constucted at an overall cost of Rs 12 crore.

Further, she gave away appointment orders to three persons selected by various corporates during a recent job fair at her native constituency, Srirangam in which 128 firms including MRF and Ford India Ltd had participated.

A total of 5,054 persons (1,759 higher secondary candidates, 1,382 diploma holders, 1,362 ITI holders, 449 degree holders and 102 engineers) were selected by various private companies and the Chief Minister gave away the appointment orders to three of them today, the release said.

She also presented certificates to four youngsters, to mark the successful completion of advanced welding training by 70, at BHEL. The course was conducted by Tamilnadu Skill Development Corporation.

Labour Welfare Minister K T Pachaimal, Sheela Balakrishnan, Labour and Employment department Principal Secretary Mohan Pyare and other officials were present.


      

Today's E-Paper

Polls

Do you think Justice Markandey Katju's allegations are true?