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IT officials raid residence of Dr S Geethalakshmi

April 07, 2017

CHENNAI: The Income Tax department raids at the residence of Dr S Geethalakshmi, the vice-chancellor of Tamil Nadu, Dr MGR Medical University. Incidentally, she had collected the Dr BC Roy award, the most prestigious award for a medical professional in the country, from the President only a few days ago. This is the second round of high-profile ra...

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IT raids TN Health Minister Vijayabaskar's residence

April 07, 2017

CHENNAI: Income Tax Department officials on Friday raided Tamil Nadu Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar's residence here and premises of his associates, official said. Raids were also underway at actor Sarathkumar's house, the senior IT official said on condition of anonymity. The raids were being conducted in at least 20 places here and 11 other pl...

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SC Dismisses Karnataka Govt's review plea against Jayalalithaa in DA Case

April 05, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a review petition filed by the Karnataka Government against its (court’s) earlier order to abate proceedings against J Jayalalithaa, the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu. This, in effect, means that the Rs 100 crore penalty imposed on Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case cann...

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IIT Madras, Indian Army sign MoU

March 28, 2017

CHENNAI: The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM) and the Indian Army have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to identify the critical technological areas that can be enhanced in the armed forces, the institute said on Tuesday. IITM Director Bhaskar Ramamurthi and Deputy Chief of Army Staff (P&S) Lt. Gen. Subrata Saha signed t...

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Madras HC modifies ban on unapproved layouts

March 28, 2017

CHENNAI: In a huge relief to individual landowners who have purchased and registered housing plots from unapproved layouts, the Madras high court on Tuesday said registration authorities could register resale of such properties. All forms of sale, resale and registration of unapproved plots and layouts had been put on hold since September 9, 2016 ...

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Deepa Jayakumar gets 'Boat' Symbol

March 27, 2017

CHENNAI: Jayalalithaa's neice Deepa Jayakumar, contesting in RK nagar by-election to held on April 12. Today Election Commission alloted 'Boat' symbol to Deepa Jayakumar for her party ‘MGR Amma Deepa Peravai’. ...

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Superstar Rajinikanth cancels Sri Lanka trip following protest

March 25, 2017

CHENNAI: Following stiff opposition from Tamil outfits, Superstar Rajinikanth on Saturday announced he has cancelled his visit to Sri Lanka next month to inaugurate a housing scheme. He had also sought an appointment with the Sri Lankan President to discuss the fishermen's issue. As part of his visit, organised by Lyca Productions, Rajinikanth was...

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Karan Singha is new Chennai Police Commissioner

March 25, 2017

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday posted Karan Singha, Additional Director General of Police as the Commissioner of Police, Greater Chennai. In a statement issued here, the government said Singha has been posted in the place of S. George. The transfer is as per the direction of the Election Commission of India. ...

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Chennai city police commissioner S George transferred

March 25, 2017

CHENNAI: Ahead of the April 12 byelection to the R K Nagar assembly constituency, the Election Commission of India on Saturday ordered the transfer of Chennai city police commissioner S George. Karan Singha, a 1987-batch IPS officer, is the new city police commissioner. The ECI has taken the decision based on a memorandum submitted by DMK working...

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Speaker P. Dhanapal survives no-confidence vote

March 23, 2017

Chennai: The opposition resolution seeking the removal of Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal was defeated on Thursday, with 122 AIADMK legislators voting against and 97 opposition MLAs voting in favour. Eleven lawmakers belonging to former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam's camp abstained from voting. The main opposition party DMK had sponsor...

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