Customs officials have taken a man into custody from Chennai airport who was illegally carrying gold of about Rs 40 lakh in his rectum. Reportedly, the man boarded from Dubai airport and was traveling with four bundles of gold paste while the extracted gold weighed 810 gm. According to the authorities, a man and woman can only carry gold worth up to Rs 1,00,000 and Rs 50,000 respectively.
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According to the latest data published by Greenpeace India, Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) levels have increased in India’s eight most congested cities from April 2020 to April 2021. NO2 being a dangerous air pollutant has witnessed an increase in Chennai by 94%, followed by Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, and others. However, North Chennai recorded an unprecedented increase in pollution levels owing to emissions from thermal power plants,… read-more
Thieves in Chennai have exploited a technical loophole enabling them to steal Rs 48 lakhs from SBI ATMs in different areas of Chennai. Series of thefts of the same nature have also been reported in different cities of Tamil Nadu. The Chennai police Commissioner said that so far they have received 19 complaints of thefts in the past three days. They suspect that the crimes were perpetrated by outsiders.
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College Students from slums in TN's Chennai have opted to work as Chennai's Corporation fever surveyor. Becoming the "only means of survival" for students and their families during pandemic, the fever surveyor points out covid positive cases and thus obstruct the spread of virus. Due to firing of several surveyors because of minor mistakes, surveyors are afraid to get dismissed anytime. Till now, Corporation has hired 15,000 such surveyors.… read-more
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A new order by the Director of Public Health and Preventive Medicine on May 16 has stated that all vaccination centres in Chennai should form separate vaccination counters for the specially-abled. Further, the order also adds that if a separate counter cannot be formed, then the centres should provide vaccinations to specially-abled on priority. Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu government is planning to launch a web portal for medical requests.
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Among numerous charities meant for welfare of the underprivileged children, one such effort originating from Tamil Nadu's Chennai has stood out. R Raghavan, a self-taught chess master, has taken upon himself to produce India's next world chess champion. Raghavan, an engineering graduate, currently has nearly 60 students, learning chess free of cost, at the basic and intermediate tier. Son of a retired Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC)… read-more
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Automaker Royal Enfield on May 12 decided to temporarily shut the manufacturing process at its Chennai plant in Tamil Nadu. The decision has been taken in the view of the current COVID-19 scenario and "with an objective to prioritise safety and well-being of its personnel". The plant will stay shut till May 16 and, in the meantime, it will undergo maintenance activities. Earlier, Hero MotoCorp had announced a similar decision.
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Renowned Tamil artist and comedian Pandu passed away on May 6 due to COVID-19 complications at a private hospital in Chennai. While Pandu and his wife were hospitalized after contracting COVID his wife still exists in ICU. Featuring in 'Ghilli' and 'Ezhaiyin Siripil' movies the 74-year-old also ran a design company 'Capital Letters' and he designed All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (ADMK) flag and Tamil Nadu Tourism’s logo.
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Tamil cinematographer and director KV Anand passed away on April 30 due to heart attack in Chennai's hospital. According to reports, the 54-year-old suffered COVID-19 complications. Mourning his loss, celebrities including Mohanlal, Allu Arjun and many more took to social media & expressed their condolences. Moreover, being a cinematographer for over 2 decades he directed remarkable movies including Ayan, Ko, and Maattrraan.
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Actor-politician Sarath Kumar and his wife Radhika have been sentenced to one-year imprisonment, in each of seven cheque bounce cases. Chennai’s special court for MPs and MLAs also asked the couple to pay Rs 3.33 crore as compensation to the complainants. However, the sentence has been deferred for 30 days following an appeal against it. Reportedly, Sarath and Radhika had borrowed Rs two crore from Radiance Media, a film-financing company.… read-more
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