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Aadhaar, PAN to be linked to insurance policies by Mar 31, 2018

December 18, 2017

CHENNAI: India's insurance regulator on Monday extended the time to link Aadhaar number to insurance policies till March 31, 2018. In a circular issued on Monday to all the life, non-life (including standalone health insurers) the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) said the date of submission of the Aadhaar Number and ...

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Transport workers' strike enters second day

December 15, 2017

CHENNAI: Transport workers' strike over their pending retirement benefits in Tamil Nadu has entered day two. Nearly 40% of buses have already gone off road, claim unions. More than 1.4 lakh employees from state transport undertakings across Tamil Nadu are on a strike demanding immediate release of their pending dues worth nearly Rs 7,500 crores. ...

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Burglar kills Chennai policeman in Rajasthan

December 13, 2017

JAIPUR: An investigation into a gold heist in Chennai claimed the life of a Tamil Nadu Police Inspector who was shot dead on Wednesday by an alleged burglar in Rajasthan who then escaped. Police sources said Periyapandi, 48, was shot by one of the alleged robbers, Nathuram, after snatching the officer's revolver at Jaitaran in Pali district. Peri...

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Sankar murder case: Six sentenced to death

December 12, 2017

CHENNAI: A court in Tamil Nadu's Tirupur district on Tuesday sentenced six people to death in an honour killing. Of the six, one is the father of the girl, S. Kausalya, whose husband Shankar was murdered in 2016. The court acquitted Kausalya's mother S. Annalakshmi and two others. The court also sentenced five people to life imprisonment. Shanka...

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'Bankers may strike work against FRDI Bill'

December 12, 2017

CHENNAI: Opposing the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, the All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) has said it is planning a strike if the Centre proceeds on the proposed legislation. In a statement issued late on Monday, the AIBEA said: "The Bill has created widespread fear, apprehension and panic amongst the depositor...

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CBI probe demanded into alleged payments to TN ministers by businessman

December 08, 2017

CHENNAI: Political leaders in Tamil Nadu on Friday demanded a detailed probe into news reports of alleged payouts made to some ministers in the state by businessman J. Sekhar Reddy. DMK leader M.K. Stalin told reporters here that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should probe the alleged payouts made by Reddy to ministers of the Tamil Nadu...

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RK Nagar Election Process is Totally unfair: Actor Vishal

December 06, 2017

CHENNAI: Actor Vishal wrote in his Twitter page as: To the people, I look upto, Hon @narendramodi & Hon @rashtrapatibhvn I am Vishal, I hope u r aware of wats happening in the RK Nagar Election process in Chennai. My nomination was accepted & later rejected. Totally unfair. I bring this to your notice & I hope justice prevails. ...

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RK Nagar bypoll: EC rejected actor Vishal, Deepa's nomination

December 05, 2017

CHENNAI: The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday evening rejected actor Vishal and late CM Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar's nomination papers for the upcoming RK Nagar byelection. According to media reports, the actor's nomination was turned down after two of the proposer's in Vishal's nomination said it was not their signature. Deepa's nomi...

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Tamil Nadu government fixes parking ticket rates in cinema theatres

December 05, 2017

CHENNAI: The rates of parking tickets in theatres is about to significantly come down. In an official notification by Governor of Tamil Nadu, the price of parking a car/three-wheeler and two wheeler in a theatre situated in municipal corporations and municipalities special grade has been fixed at Rs.20 and Rs. 10 respectively. In town panchayats ...

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AIADMK leaders pay homage to Jayalalithaa

December 05, 2017

CHENNAI: A large number of AIADMK leaders and cadres gathered at late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's memorial here on Tuesday and paid homage on her first death anniversary. Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam, cabinet colleagues and party members took out a procession. They were all clad black shirt and white dh...

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