C Shivakumar

War is over but conflict still simmers in Jaffna as special flight to Chennai nurtures hope

While the Jaffna International Airport has been inaugrated 10 years after the civil war, Tamilians in the area still yearn for their dear ones to return home.

19 Oct 2019

Jaffna residents' dreams take off as Chennai flight lands for first time in 41 years

Surekha, who was three when her family bore the brunt of the war, says, "I want to visit Tamil Nadu. I want to see the Thanjai Perumal Kovil and Abdul Kalam memorial." 

18 Oct 2019

Jaffna-Chennai air travel gets costlier with Sri Lanka tax

Calling it a ‘technical issue’, the top management at Alliance Air promises to resolve it soon

18 Oct 2019

TN’s amended Land Acquisition Act awaits President approval

He also said the State, in a bid to boost its ranking in Ease of Doing Business, is planning to have a new single window portal which will cater to 54 services provided by the State government departm

16 Oct 2019

1,713 families to be relocated for elevated corridor

The 20.3km-elevated project corridor from Maduravoyal to Chennai Port has hit a roadblock over land acquisition issues.

15 Oct 2019

State likely to relocate 1,700 families to pave way for elevated corridor project in Chennai

According to the revised plan, the corridor will have six lanes instead of four and an extra Rs 1845 crores have been allocated for the project that will connect Maduravoyal to Chennai Port.

14 Oct 2019

TN, Fujian behen-behen: Big takeaways from Modi-Xi meet

Fujian province, where 12th century Tamil inscriptions have been found, has been announced as sister state of Tamil Nadu; India and China to focus on improving bilateral ties and cultural relationship

13 Oct 2019

India-China summit: Final round of talks between Modi, Xi starts at Kovalam

The meeting is scheduled to last for nearly three hours and is likely to focus on border security issues, trade, issues pertaining to terrorism and culture issues.

12 Oct 2019

Chennai throws out rousing welcome to its high-profile visitors

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam were present to welcome both Modi and Xi, who arrived separately.

12 Oct 2019

Xi Jinping to spend three hours on the road during two-day summit with PM Modi

Experts believe that the discussion between the two leaders could focus on issues pertaining to border security and trade.

11 Oct 2019

Koyambedu vegetable, fruits traders up in arms against online supply chain company

The traders say the online firm Ninjacart is trying to monopolise the vegetable and fruit market.

11 Oct 2019

Tamil Nadu plans corpus fund to treat accident victims in first 48 hours

The council has also asked the State health department to map trauma care centres with private emergency care.

09 Oct 2019

Ambulances in Tamil Nadu to be mapped to prevent use for illegal activities

TN to also delist old ambulances that don’t conform to size norms; circular to come soon

06 Oct 2019

Mega power project in limbo for past 20 months

The HVDC link plans to enhance 17,000 mega-watt by 2019-20

05 Oct 2019

Kuthambakkam bus terminus: CMBT keen on feasibility report 

Four years ago, the phase-I project was to be implemented in two stages.

03 Oct 2019