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IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab renamed Punjab Kings

17 Feb 2021 12:21 PM GMT

Kings XI Punjab were on Wednesday renamed as Punjab Kings ahead of the 2021 IPL auction on Thursday in Chennai. The name was changed on February 15. A new logo was also unveiled on Wednesday. Speaking about the new brand identity, team CEO Satish Menon said: “Punjab Kings is a more evolved brand name, and […]

PM Modi inaugurates first full-fledged international cruise terminal at Cochin Port in Kerala

15 Feb 2021 4:50 AM GMT

Prime Minister inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of several developmental projects worth over 8000 crore rupees at Chennai in Tamil Nadu yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister asserted, these projects are symbols of Innovation and Indigenous development. The Prime Minister said, India has the ability to rise to the occasion and contribute […]

Chennai couple gets married underwater to spread awareness on ocean pollution

3 Feb 2021 9:20 AM GMT

A Tamil Nadu couple decided to get married underwater to spread awareness about ocean pollution. In a memorable wedding, software engineers, V Chinnadurai and S Swetha tied the knot 60 feet underwater off the coast of Neelankarai at the crack of dawn on Monday, sources reported. After finishing the initial rituals on the shore, the […]

AR Rahman’s mother Kareema Begum passes away in Chennai

28 Dec 2020 11:37 AM GMT

Music maestro AR Rahman’s mother Kareema Begum passed away in Chennai. According to reports, she was suffering from age related ailments and had passed away at her home in the city on Monday. Rahman personally confirmed the death on Twitter with a picture of his mother. The Oscar and Grammy award winning music composer was […]

As newer COVID variants wreak havoc, states race to identify and contain foreign returnees

24 Dec 2020 5:19 AM GMT

Amid news about the discovery of more infectious strains of coronavirus wreaking havoc across the globe, sources reported that at least 22 people who came to India from the UK in the past few days have tested positive for COVID-19. Eleven people who came from or via the UK have tested positive in Delhi, eight […]

PM to address International Bharati Festival today

11 Dec 2020 6:10 AM GMT

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address International Bharati Festival this afternoon via video-conferencing. It is being organized by the Vanavil Culture Centre in Chennai. The festival is being organised in virtual mode this year and will see participation of several national and international poets and artists. The festival is being held in honour of the […]

Home Ministry sanctions three new NIA branches at Imphal, Chennai, Ranchi

29 Sep 2020 8:04 AM GMT

National Investigation Agency (NIA) will have three more branches in Imphal, Chennai and Ranchi. Union Home Ministry has sanctioned three new NIA branches. The opening of new branches  will help in ensuring quick response to any emergent situation in the concerned states by the premier anti-terror investigation agency. The decision will also strengthen the NIA’s […]

Phase II clinical trials of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine begin in Chennai & Pune

27 Aug 2020 5:35 AM GMT

Second Phase clinical trials of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine begin in Chennai and Pune. In Chennai, two prominent medical institutions are starting the second and third phase field trial of the Oxford vaccine candidate Covishield. In another development, the Tamil Nadu Government has exempted college students having arrears except in the last semester from writing the […]

PM Modi to inaugurate submarine Optical Fibre Cable connecting Chennai, Port Blair today

10 Aug 2020 5:23 AM GMT

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today inaugurate and dedicate to the nation submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) connecting Chennai and Port Blair through video conferencing. The foundation stone for the project was laid by Mr Modi on 30th December 2018 at Port Blair. The submarine cable will also connect Port Blair to Swaraj Dweep, Little […]

Lockdown in Chennai, 3 TN districts from 19 June

15 Jun 2020 11:29 AM GMT

The Tamil Nadu government on Monday, 15 June, announced the imposition of another lockdown in the state from 19 to 30 June in four districts including Chennai. This comes just days after the state government announced that there were no plans to announce another lockdown in the state. Mr. Palaniswami’s announcement followed recommendations by public […]

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