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IT Dept Reveals Rs 220 Cr Unaccounted Money Of Chennai's Tile Maker

The Income Tax Department has raided the premises of a reputed Chennai-based tile manufacturer recovering undisclosed income worth Rs 220 crore. In the search and seizure drive launched in Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and Kolkata based facilities, the IT department seized Rs 8.30 crore. While over 50% of unaccounted money was found to be stored in a cloud storage system, the CBDT suspected its use in influencing voters in the upcoming polls.

Sun, 28 Feb 2021 - 09:01 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Tamil Nadu, Tile Maker, Chennai, Income Tax, CBDT

Courtesy: India .com

Representational photo: Republic day violence.

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Chennai School Sparks Wrangle, Terms R-Day Vandals As "Violent Maniacs"

DAV School in Chennai’s Gopalapuram has sparked a controversy as it referred Republic Day vandals as "violent maniacs" in a question paper. The question has asked students of class 10 to write a letter to a newspaper editor "condemning violent acts on the R-Day by miscreants and suggesting ways to thwart violent maniacs". Agitated by this, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor and Carnatic vocalist TM Krishna demanded a clarification from the school… read-more

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 - 11:45 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Chennai, Gopalapuram, DAV School, Republic Day Violence, Shashi Tharoor, TM Krishna, Violent Maniac

Courtesy: The Tribune

Team India celebrating after defeating England in second test match, Chennai.

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Ashwin Adjudged Player Of The Match As India Beats England By 317 Runs

Team India levelled the Test series 1-1 with an emphatic victory over England by 317 runs. The visitors were bowled out for 164 on fourth day of the second test in Chennai. Ravichandran Ashwin adjudged player of the match as he scored his fifth test century and picked up eight wickets. Earlier, India set a target of 482 runs after stellar knocks from skipper Virat Kohli and Ashwin.

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 - 04:35 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Cricket, India, England, Test Cricket, Chennai, R Ashwin, Virat Kohli

Courtesy: Times Now

Madras High Court

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Madras HC Orders CBI, WCCB Probe All Elephant Deaths In Tamil Nadu

The Madras High Court has ordered the CBI and the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) to probe all elephant deaths in Tamil Nadu. Reportedly, the order came while hearing PILs that alleged poaching efforts for the suspicious deaths owing to electrocution. Terming the elephants a crucial part of the ecosystem and their deaths of trans-boundary nature, the court necessitated CBI probe. Earlier, the WCCB report had revealed a big gang involved… read-more

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 - 05:31 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Madras High Court, Chennai, Law, Elephant Death Case

Courtesy: Wion News

Representational photo: Rapido driver.

Photo: The Economic Times

Bike Taxi Platform Rapido Launches Hourly Rental Service In Six Cities

The Bike taxi platform, Rapido, has initiated an hourly rental service for its customers who are looking for public transport alternatives and to avoid multiple bookings. Rapido customers can rent vehicles for Rs 99 per hour for up to six hours. The service is currently operational in six cities - Bengaluru, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Jaipur. Moreover, Rapido's co-founder Aravind Sanka said that the company is currently… read-more

Wed, 10 Feb 2021 - 01:03 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Rapido, Bike Taxi, Aravind Sanka, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Agnikul 3D rocket engine.

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World's First 3D Printed Rocket Engine Test Fired By Agnikul Cosmos

Chennai-based startup Agnikul Cosmos has become the World's first company to successfully test-fire a fully 3D printed rocket engine - 'Agnilet'. CEO Srinath Ravichandran said the engine had zero assembled parts and comprised just a single piece of hardware. Reportedly, the engine could lift the rocket to 700 km with 100 Kg of payload. Besides, the 3D engine can be produced in under four days though it requires high precision.

Tue, 09 Feb 2021 - 02:18 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Chennai, Agnikul Cosmos, 3D Printed Rocket Engine, Srinath Ravichandran

Courtesy: Business Insider

Navy sailor

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Navy Sailor Dies After Kidnappers Set Him On Fire In Maharashtra's Palghar

The Maharashtra Police on February 6 informed that the Navy sailor who died of burn injuries on February 5 was earlier kidnapped by three people outside Chennai Airport on January 31. The deceased, identified as Surajkumar Mithilesh Dubey, a native of Jharkhand, was abducted after he left for joining INS Agrani Coimbatore unit via Chennai. Reportedly, after demanding Rs 10 lakh ransom, the kidnappers set the 27-year-old on fire on a Palghar… read-more

Sun, 07 Feb 2021 - 07:50 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Navy Officer, Palghar, Kidnapped, Burnt, Chennai

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Chennai Miyawaki Forest

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Chennai Corporation To Allow Residents Into Miyawaki Forests

In six months, the Greater Chennai Corporation would admit residents into the Miyawaki forests grown across 30 locations of the city. Reportedly, the residents would be permitted to extract medicinal herbs for personal usage. The Miyawaki forests employ a renowned Japanese method of closely planting native species in the same area to regenerate all layers of original forests. This revolutionary technique of urban afforestation favours… read-more

Mon, 01 Feb 2021 - 05:41 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Greater Chennai Corporation, Miyawaki Model, Chennai, biodiversity

Courtesy: The Hindu


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Chennai Civic Body To Launch Online Portal For Pet Licenses

Making it convenient to acquire a pet license, the Greater Chennai Corporation has planned to launch an online registration system on their website. The registrants will also get a free anti-rabies vaccine for pets from the civic bodies’ veterinary clinics. Through this mechanism, the GCC eyes keeping a count of the licensed dogs. Currently, hardly 15% owner obtain licenses. Moreover, the corporation will also monitor complaints from… read-more

Fri, 29 Jan 2021 - 09:50 AM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Chennai, Greater Chennai Corporation, Pets, Pet License

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Honda City 2020.

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Honda India To Export 'City 2020' Models To Left-Hand Drive Countries

The Honda City 2020 model will be exported to over 12 countries that have left-hand drive system. With the decision announced on January 28, Honda Cars India aims at three-fold increase in its export volume. Reportedly, the first batch of the car will be exported to West Asian countries. Indicating commitment towards 'Make in India' initiative, the company's CEO Gaku Nakanishi said the decision is "a great opportunity for us to strengthen our… read-more

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 - 01:21 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Honda City 2020, CEO Gaku Nakanishi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Chennai, West-Asia

Courtesy: Hindustan Times