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Depression intensifies into cyclone Nivar, to cross TN, Puducherry coast on Wednesday

Chennai: A deep depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal has intensified into cyclonic storm Nivar and lay centred about 410 km East-southeast of Puducherry and 450 km southeast of Chennai, said the India Meteorological Department on Tuesday. According to the weather department, over the next 24 hours it is likely to intensify further into severe cyclonic […]

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Special prayers in this Tamil Nadu village for Kamala Harris’ victory

Chennai: Special prayers were held at a temple in Tamil Nadu for the victory of Indian-origin Kamala Harris, the Vice Presidential candidate of the Democratic Party, in the US presidential election on Tuesday. The prayers were held at the Sri Dharmasastha Temple in Thulasendrapuram village, which according to reports, was where Harris’ maternal grandfather P.V. Gopalan […]

Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister R. Doraikkannu, a Covid-19 patient, died on Saturday late night (Image: Twitter@RDoraikkannuofl)

TN Agriculture Minister Doraikkannu dies of Covid-19

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister R. Doraikkannu, a Covid-19 patient, died on Saturday late night, said a senior official of Kauvery Hospital. “With deep grief, we announce the sad demise of the Honourable Minister for Agriculture, Thiru R.Doraikkannu on 31.10.2020 at 11.15 p.m.,” said Aravindan Selvaraj, Executive Director in a statement issued here. Earlier on Saturday, […]

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Chennai Police registers case against retired Justice CS Karnan

Chennai: The Cyber Crime Wing of Chennai police has registered a case against the retired High Court Justice C.S. Karnan, said his lawyer. “The Cyber Crime Wing has booked a case against retired Justice Karnan after 10 women lawyers wrote to the Chief Justice of India against him and the apex court’s asking the advocates to […]

Bennicks (right) and his father P. Jeyaraj died on the morning of June 23. (Photo: Twitter)

CBI files chargesheet against 9 for custodial death of father-son in TN

Chennai/New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday filed a chargesheet against nine then officials of the Tamil Nadu Police in connection with two cases it registered over the custodial deaths of father-son duo P. Jeyaraj and J. Benniks. A CBI spokesperson R.K. Gaur said in Delhi that the agency filed the chargesheet against […]

Chennai hospital performs Asia’s 1st lung transplant on Covid positive male patient

Chennai: Severely damaged lungs of a 48-year-old Coronavirus positive male patient were successfully replaced by doctors at a Chennai hospital who carried out a critical bilateral lung transplant, the private hospital said. This is Asia’s first known lung transplant on a Covid-19 positive patient and the second lung transplant in the hospital since the lockdown […]