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Agnikul Signs Deal With ISRO For Accesing Facilities, Expertise

To encourage private players in the space sector, a non-disclosure agreement has been signed between Agnikul Cosmos Pvt Ltd and the ISRO on December 3. Reports suggest that the contract would provide the Chennai-based rocket company with all necessary access to ISRO's facilities and technical expertise for future projects. Agnikul is a start-up located within the campus of IIT Madras. Interestingly, this is the first agreement signed after… read-more

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 - 03:31 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Indian Space Research Organisation, Agnikul Cosmos, Chennai, K Sivan

Courtesy: Business Insider

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Tamil Nadu, Puducherry Likely To Witness More Rains From December 1

The regional office of India Meteorological Department on November 27 forecasted that a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal could cause excess rainfall in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Deputy Director-General of Meteorology, Chennai, S Balachandran stated that widespread rains are expected from December 1 to 3 in the regions. Reportedly, light to moderate rains are expected for the next few days in the regions.

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 - 05:37 PM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: Chennai, India Meteorological Department , rainfall, Puducherry

Courtesy: The Hindu

Fake Xiaomi Products

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Fake Mi Products Worth Rs 33.3 Lakh Seized In Bengaluru, Chennai

Smartphone maker Xiaomi has recently said that few suppliers from Chennai and Bengaluru had been selling fake 'Mi India' products. It stated that the fake products, which were seized from the two cities, amounted to Rs 33.3 lakh. The counterfeit products included mobiles cover, headphones, chargers and others. However, Xiaomi has listed some tips to figure out the real products that include verifying the security codes and Mi India logo on… read-more

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 - 06:51 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Xiaomi, bengaluru, Chennai, Tech Industry

Courtesy: Indian Express

Amit Shah likely to meet Rajnikanth

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Amit Shah Visits Chennai; Buzz Over His Meet With Rajinikanth Runs Wild

The buzz of a possible meet between Home Minister Amit Shah and superstar Rajinikanth has gathered pace after the former's arrival at Chennai on November 21. The minister has undertaken this visit to inaugurate several projects in the city and meet BJP workers. Keeping the Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2021 in mind, Shah is also likely to deliberate with the state CM Edappadi Palaniswami.

Sat, 21 Nov 2020 - 02:49 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Amit Shah, Rajnikanth, Chennai, Assembly Elections

Public Gatherings

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Tamil Nadu Government Reimposes Ban On Public Gatherings

Amid surging cases and fear of second wave of COVID-19, the Tamil Nadu government has re-imposed a ban on public gatherings. The ban will be enforced on religious, social, political, cultural, academic, and other gatherings from November 16. The decision was taken as a measure to tighten COVID-19 health protocols since people showed laxity in following the guidelines. Earlier, a gathering with a footfall of up to 100 people was allowed.

Thu, 12 Nov 2020 - 02:59 PM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu Government, Political Gathering

Courtesy: The Times of India

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Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway Requires Over 20,000 Trees To Be Cut

Karnataka’s proposed Bengaluru-Chennai eight-lane expressway will require 20,748 trees to be cut in its first phase. To be constructed in three phases, the 330km-long freeway will affect over 28,000 people. With 85% of the trees to be felled belong to dry regions of Kolar, experts believed the region would not be much harmed as majority of the trees are eucalyptus. However, cutting other trees and loss of livelihood of farmers pose a concern… read-more

Mon, 09 Nov 2020 - 07:01 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Karnataka, Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway, Trees, NHAI, bengaluru, Chennai, environment

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Black Money

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IT Department Finds Unaccounted Rs 1000 Crores In A Chennai Based Firm

Following raids at various locations in Chennai and Madurai, the IT department found unaccounted income of Rs 1,000 crore in relation to a case of a Chennai-based IT infrastructure group. Officials also found evidence relating to investments made in a Singapore-registered company.  Authorities said despite having nominal investment the company holds 72% share. Proceedings have been initiated under the Black Money Act and prohibition of the… read-more

Sun, 08 Nov 2020 - 03:22 PM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: Income Tax, Raid, Chennai, Madurai

Courtesy: The Times Of India

Vel Yatra

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Tamil Nadu: Police Arrest State BJP Chief For Holding 'Vel Yatra' Without Permit

After the Tamil Nadu government denied permission to BJP workers for conducting statewide 'Vel Yatra', the state BJP chief L Murugan and other members were detained on November 6 for flouting the orders. According to the state Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar, the permission was denied due to the current the COVID-19 scenario. He also assured stringent actions against the offenders. However, police later allowed five vehicles to… read-more

Fri, 06 Nov 2020 - 07:18 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: BJP, Tamil Nadu, Chennai, National news

Ganja Seized, four arrested

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Chennai: Police Seize 330 Kg Ganja Smuggled for Peddling

Chennai city police's Prohibition and Enforcement Wing seized 330 kgs of ganja and arrested four people who tried to smuggle it into the city. Reportedly, the four accused tried to smuggle ganja concealed among dry fish in a goods carrier from Andhra Pradesh into Tamilnadu for peddling. Inspector Rajalakshmi-led team has also seized four mobile phones and cash worth Rs 2.8 lakh from the accused and initiated further probe to trace links. 

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 - 05:20 PM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: Chennai, Ganja, arrested, drug peddlers

Courtesy: The Hindu

Judge CS Karnan

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Former HC Judge CS Karnan Booked For Controversial Remarks Against Judges

Former High Court judge CS Karnan was booked by the Chennai Police under Section 153 and 509 on October 27. Earlier, he had accused that Supreme Court and High Court judges had "sexually assaulted women court staff and women judges". Reportedly, a senior advocate wrote to Chief Justice of India stating that Karnan's remarks "amount to a horrific act of violence and an affront to the dignity of all women".

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 - 10:43 AM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Chennai, High Court, Supreme Court, Judge

Courtesy: The Indian Express