Actor Pandu, who designed AIADMK flag, no more

A well known artist, Pandu had designed the ‘two leaves’ symbol and the flag of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). Actor Pandu, who has starred in several Tamil films, passed away in Chennai on Thursday morning. He was 74 years old and was hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19. He is survived […]


BCCI nod for T20 leagues

Says i The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has granted permission to four State associations to host their T20 leagues immediately after the conclusion of the IPL on May 30. Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Mumbai and Saurashtra had sought permission to host their T20 leagues in early June before the monsoon sets in. […]


Coronavirus | T.N. has seamless system to manage pandemic: Health Secy.

‘Infection spread can be controlled by adhering to norms’ Those testing positive for COVID-19 should not panic as the State has created a seamless system to manage patients, Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan has said. Following a meeting with doctors of the Government Medical College Hospital, Omandurar Estate, on Saturday, he said health officials were holding […]


Chennai hospital performs liver transplant on 3-year-old girl

The surgery was done without blood transfusion A three-year-old girl underwent liver transplant surgery without blood transfusion at a city hospital recently. Milana, from Ukraine, was brought to Rela Hospital in a critical condition. Her family belongs to Jehovah’s Witnesses, followers of a Christian faith that prohibits use of blood or blood products during treatment. […]


State may not exceed grain production target

Officials cite the adverse impact of two cyclones last year and unseasonal rain in February Tamil Nadu’s food grain production for 2020-21 is not likely to exceed the target of 125 lakh tonnes. Officials of the Agriculture Department attribute the possible under-performance to the adverse impact of Cyclones Nivar and Burevi, which struck the State […]


State reports 6,984 new COVID-19 cases

18 more persons die; 49,985 patients under treatment in T.N.; Chennai records 2,482 fresh infections The number of those testing positive for COVID-19 climbed to nearly 7,000 and of active cases to nearly 50,000 in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. A total of 6,984 persons tested positive in the past 24 hours, taking the tally to […]


Voting peaceful in Central Chennai

There were a few instances of EVMs having developed snags Many voters queued up as early as 6.30 a.m. at polling booths in Central Chennai. Many first-time voters as well as senior citizens said they voted without any hassle. Polling went on smoothly at most booths. Pachaiyappan, a physically challenged person, said, “It is important […]


TN extends COVID-19 lockdown till April 30, to effectively implement test-track-treat protocol

State Chief Secretary Rajeev Ranjan said that the district administration should take all necessary measures to promote COVID-19-appropriate behaviour and strict adherence to wearing of face masks, hand hygiene and social distancing. The Tamil Nadu government has extended the COVID-19-enforced lockdown till April 30 with existing relaxations and restrictions, and will effectively implement the test-track-treat […]