SV Krishna Chaitanya

Chandrayaan-2 slated for July launch, to carry NASA payload onboard, confirms ISRO

Meanwhile, ISRO on Wednesday has released a poster detailing the benefits of Chandrayaan-2 mission. The agency said fully harnessing the moon was an integral part of the mission.

16 May 2019

Chennai: Govt plans to legalise boating in Pulicat to curb illegal joyrides

Despite ban, a section of fishermen continues to take tourists in their boats without any safety measure while the authorities turn a blind eye towards the act

15 May 2019

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation offers India 'observer' status, access to IMS data

More than 20 years have passed since the CTBT opened for signature in 1996, with the objective of banning all nuclear explosions everywhere and by everyone.

14 May 2019

Vedanta gets first nod to drill in Tamil Nadu

A whopping Rs 13,538 crore is likely to be invested by Vedanta, which was allotted two hydrocarbon blocks in TN as part of Open Acreage Licensing Policy last year.

13 May 2019

Madras University professor shows the way as anti-cancer compounds taken from mushrooms get patent

The inventor is a retired Madras University professor Venkatesan Kaviyarasan and his PhD student J Manjunathan.

05 May 2019

Heat wave intensifies in suburbs, groundwater table depleting rapidly

Vellore and Tiruttani continued to bear the brunt of sustained dry north westerly winds triggered by cyclone ‘Fani’.

04 May 2019

Heat wave: Vellore sizzles at 44.3 degree Celsius, Chennai 41.5 degree Celsius

As Fani began to re-curve, land breeze from AP is pushed to TN.

03 May 2019

A jumbo’s life: Chained 20 hrs a day, at small shed

20-year-old Kothai, a female pachyderm belonging to Adi Keshava Perumal temple, housed in cramped shed violating norms; elephant could harm people if it turns aggressive.

03 May 2019

Mercury crosses 40 degree Celsius in Chennai as Fani triggers hot weather

Situation to get worse by weekend; only chance for Chennaites to see some rain would be today when Fani passes relatively close to city.

01 May 2019

365 hospitals lack Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board clearance

A whopping 365 hospitals, including 51 government Health Care Facilities in the State are operating illegally without valid consent from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board. 

29 Apr 2019

Gentle giants chained for life

The recent death of a temple elephant in Tirunelveli and a PIL in the HC relating to three pachyderms belonging to Kanchi mutt has rekindled the debate on the effects of captivity on elephants.

28 Apr 2019

'Fani' may bring heavy rains to northern Tamil Nadu

Saying goodbye to hot and humid conditions, people of north Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, may have to brace up for some stand-and-deliver rains, come April 30.

27 Apr 2019

Government proposes irrigation project in reserve forest of Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary

The irrigation scheme is being planned by the Water Resources Department (WRD) near Kanakkampalayam village in Gobichettipalayam taluk of Erode district.

22 Apr 2019

Centre grants ONGC Terms of Reference to dig 40 hydrocarbon wells

After completion, scheme will help irrigate hundreds of acres of land, say officials

22 Apr 2019

Street kids excel, set for World Cup next week

Once roaming around the streets of Chennai battling daily odds, a group of street children found their mojo and excelled in the HSC examination.

20 Apr 2019