• Delivering a greener life style 21 Feb 2020 18:05 Chennai: Recognising the colossal need to make commute cleaner and sustainable, Tirupur based automobile company ‘CK Motors’ is all set to unveil its electric scooters and electric bicycles in India. CK Motors is the Joint Manufacturing Partner of ‘Pure EV …
  • Sathiyan-Sharath make maiden ITTF Hungary Open final 21 Feb 2020 18:01 CHENNAI: The Indian pair of A Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan got the better of top-seeded Hong Kong duo Ho Kwan Kit and Wong Chun Ting 3-2 (11-7, 12-10, 4-11, 4-11, 11-9) to make the maiden final of the ITTF World Tour Hungary Open at Budapest on Friday …
  • Verizon India, IIT-Madras to train rural students 21 Feb 2020 17:56 CHENNAI: IT major Verizon India has inked a pact with Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, to provide opportunities in the field of engineering to students living in rural areas. According to the programme '1Lab-1School', IIT-Madras is …
  • How India's leather industry's shine is wearing off with rising competition 21 Feb 2020 17:52 India’s leather industry generates about a sixth of the global output. But the shine is wearing off lately, with competition mounting and traditional fans overseas choosing less expensive options. Locally, business isn’t great either because of taxes and …
  • Married woman set on fire by private bus conductor in TN 21 Feb 2020 17:20 Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) A young woman and mother of two was set on fire by a private bus conductor in Cuddalore district on Friday due to an one-side love story. The woman has been admitted to the government hospital in Cuddalore where she is stated to be …
  • AG&P Breaks Ground at Karaikal Port LNG Import Facility 21 Feb 2020 16:32 AG&P, a global downstream gas and LNG logistics company, has broken ground on its LNG Import Facility at Karaikal Port, Puducherry, a step in creating broader access to natural gas in South India. The facility is expected to begin commercial operations …
  • Students should develop positive outlook: Venkaiah Naidu 21 Feb 2020 16:11 Chennai: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday called upon students to develop a positive and constructive outlook and also have healthy debate on national and international issues. Interacting with the students of the PSG Institutions in Coimbatore …
  • Restaurants operator Impresario expects to exit FY20 with rise in same-store sales 21 Feb 2020 15:36 Impresario Handmade Restaurants, which has a network of 59 outlets across 16 cities pan India, expects to close FY20 with positive same-store sales growth and a turnover of ₹400 crore, driven largely by ‘Social’. The company’s umbrella of brands includes …
  • Sluggish CV market: Daimler India reports 36% fall in truck sales in 2019 21 Feb 2020 15:36 Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) ended the calendar year 2019 with a significant fall in truck sales, as the commercial vehicle industry battled sluggish demand. The truck and the bus manufacturing arm of German auto major Daimler reported 36 per …
  • To improve flight safety, DGCA to screen pilots for consumption of drugs 21 Feb 2020 15:31 Pilots and air traffic controllers in India will be screened for consumption of drugs and psychoactive substances as part of a regulatory drive to improve safety. Apart from random screening, the tests will also be carried out prior to hiring and after …
  • AIADMK hits out at DMK over NRC 21 Feb 2020 14:50 Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK on Friday hit out at opposition DMK saying it is carrying out false propaganda and creating confusion in the Muslim community over the National Register of Citizens (NRC). In a joint statement issued here by party …
  • Ather 450 first impressions: For the quick city rides, at a cost 21 Feb 2020 14:17 One thing that can be said about it from the first look is that it looks aggressive. (Express Photo: Karanveer Singh Arora) Ather is finally launching its range of electric vehicles in the North. The brand was earlier only available in Bangalore and …
  • Women Bear the Burden of India’s Water Crisis 21 Feb 2020 14:16 Asia-Pacific, Gender, Headlines, Water & Sanitation Opinion Women log 3,300 hours of work on farm labour during a crop season, compared to the 1,860 hours logged by men. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS. Feb 21 2020 (IPS) - Across cities and villages in …
  • Your Weekend Planner February 21: Litti-chokha breaks the Internet, Arijit helps fight coronavirus 21 Feb 2020 13:44 Dear Reader, Howdy! If that reminded you of Donald Trump and Narendra Modi, you'd know why we greeted you with that. India is all set to host the US President and First Lady Melania Trump this Monday, and Ahmedabad is sprucing up for the big day. Will …
  • Delhi, Ahmedabad tops list of 7 cities in daily average consumption of 'added fat': ICMR survey 21 Feb 2020 13:27 Image Source : PTI Delhi, Ahmedabad tops list of 7 cities in daily average consumption of 'added fat': ICMR survey Delhi and Ahmedabad topped the list of seven metro cities in daily average consumption of 'added fat' in dishes such as dal …
  • Delhi & Ahmedabad like to add extra butter to th... 21 Feb 2020 13:02 NEW DELHI: Delhi and Ahmedabad topped the list of seven metro cities in daily average consumption of 'added fat' in dishes such as dal fry, stuffed paratha and mutton biryani, while Hyderabad was at the bottom of the list according to a recent …
  • Mafia movie review and ratings by audience: Live update 21 Feb 2020 12:13 Indian 2 accident: Kamal Haasan, Kajal were nearly killed Four years after his impressive debut film, Karthick Naren is returning with Mafia: Chapter 1. He has teamed up with Arun Vijay and Prasanna for a high-octane action drama. Priya Bhavani Shankar is …
  • Vijay's father SAC attacks Rajinikanth over his politics, obliquely calls him an "outsider" 21 Feb 2020 12:11 Rajinikanth's speech at Darbar pre-release event in Hyderabad SA Chandrasekhar has taken a u-turn on his stand on supporting Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan to unite in politics. He has expressed his regrets over supporting the duo, while indirectly …
  • Travel start-up Pickyourtrail partners with Zestmoney to offer EMI options 21 Feb 2020 12:01 Pickyourtrail, a Chennai-based travel technology start-up, on Thursday announced that it has partnered with Fintech company ZestMoney to provide flexible payment options for booking itineraries. The tie-up is a part of the Pickyourtrail’s strategic plan to …
  • Seeking Chennai Flight Ticket for Tourism and Other Purpose 21 Feb 2020 11:47 Many people from the west visit India because it comprises many historical sites. India is always known as the land of diversity. The southern regions of India are known for its beauty and historical monuments. So, the foreigners are always visiting these …
  • Arya posts video of intense workout, preparing for boxing film with Pa. Ranjith 21 Feb 2020 11:42 Actor Arya had taken to Twitter yesterday to share a recent picture, showcasing his preparation for director Pa Ranjith’s next film, in which he is speculated to play a boxer from north Chennai. The Raja Rani star has gone all out to look the part, as …
  • Tamil Nadu police begins probe in 'Indian 2' accident that killed three 21 Feb 2020 11:38 By IANS CHENNAI: Chennai police has begun a probe into an accident involving the collapse of a crane while constructing a set for the shooting of Kamal Haasan-starrer 'Indian 2', a police official said on Friday. A police official said police will …
  • Proteas: Faf Du Plessis still has a lot to offer – De Kock 21 Feb 2020 11:34 Proteas T20I skipper Quinton de Kock is happy to have his predecessor Faf du Plessis back in the squad. De Kock says that du Plessis remains a big part of the Proteas plans as they prepare for the T20 World Cup. Proteas still need du Plessis Du Plessis …
  • Crane operator detained for questioning over mishap during 'Indian 2' shooting 21 Feb 2020 11:24 By PTI CHENNAI: A crane operator booked on charge of negligence in connection with the death of three technicians during the shoot of actor Kamal Haasan's Indian 2 here has been picked up for questioning, police said on Friday. Three people, including …
  • Paytm Bank partners with Ola & Uber to issue FASTags to one lakh drivers 21 Feb 2020 11:03 BENGALURU: Paytm Payments Bank said it has entered into a strategic partnership with ride-hailing companies, Ola and Uber, and will issue FASTags to more than 1 lakh driver-partners. The company said it has set up over 12 camps at Uber Green zones across …
  • NEROCA FC edge Gokulam Kerala to move out from drop zone 21 Feb 2020 10:53 The Manipuri side got back to winning ways to keep their hopes of staying afloat in the league while Gokulam took a hit on their title chances NEROCA FC rallied back succesfully to clinch the five-goal thriller against Gokulam Kerala in an I-League 2019-20 …
  • IndiGo extends domestic sale, offers flight tickets starting from Rs 1,299. Details here 21 Feb 2020 10:29 In case you missed out on the lucrative deals for domestic travel, IndiGo airline is offering its flyers another chance to grab on to discounted fares that will be light on your pockets. The airline extended its domestic flash sale and is offering flight …
  • ISRO to validate design, engineering of rocket carrying human 21 Feb 2020 10:11 Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) The Indian space agency will carry out a series of tests to validate the design and engineering of the rocket and orbital module system for the country’s prestigious human space flight programme-Gaganyaan, a top official said. He …
  • Chennai Metro to rope in one more contractor to finish work on two stations 21 Feb 2020 10:10 Chennai Metro Rail is now in the process of looking out for a contractor who will complete finishing work in two stations in the phase I extension project in north Chennai. This project — covering 9 km to link Washermanpet with Wimco Nagar — that is due …
  • Chennai Police books over 15,000 for taking part in anti-CAA rally 21 Feb 2020 10:10 The Chennai police have filed an FIR against 38 leaders of Islamic organisations and 15,000 others for taking part in a massive rally against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) on Wednesday, without permission. The rally was taken out under the banner …
  • MMA choir performs at Dubai Opera for the first time 21 Feb 2020 10:01 The Chennai-based Madras Musical Association choir has literally taken Anton Bruckner’s motet — ‘Locus iste a Deo factus est’ — to heart. The Latin phrase translates to “this place was made by God”; for the choir, it is the Dubai Opera — it will perform …
  • DGCA introduces tests to check pilots for psychoactive substances 21 Feb 2020 10:01 NEW DELHI: In an attempt to ensure that pilots flying your planes or ATC officers guiding them are not high on dope or other such drugs, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to has ordered to now test flight crew and air traffic controllers ( …
  • After Vijay, Another Indian Superstar, Mahesh Babu, Reportedly Lands in Tax Trouble 21 Feb 2020 09:42 India 08:27 GMT 21.02.2020Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian tax sleuths appear to catch up with prominent film personalities now for tax evasion: earlier in February, a leading Soth Indian actor, Vijay was questioned by Income Tax authorities for …
  • ICMAI CA term-end exams result December 2019 today, check passing marks 21 Feb 2020 09:37 By: Education Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 21, 2020 2:43:26 pm ICMAI result: Check at icmai.in (Representational image) ICMAI term-end exams result December 2019: The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI) declared the result for the term- …
  • Agreement signed for developing Ponneri node of Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor 21 Feb 2020 09:23 The Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO) and the National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT) have joined hands to develop the Ponneri Node of the Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor. An agreement was signed …
  • Railway body plans tenders worth Rs 10,000 crore to monetise land 21 Feb 2020 08:53 Bengaluru: The Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) plans to award tenders worth Rs 10,000 crore in 2020-21 as part of its efforts to monetise land. “In the coming days we will be coming up with more land parcels across megacities of the country, and …
  • Mafia Movie Review: Arun Vijay and Prasanna film is high on style, low on substance 21 Feb 2020 08:51 Mafia, as the name suggests, is about a drug-dealing gang who has crazy connections across the world. Director Karthick Naren’s film pits narcotics bureau chief Aaryan (Arun Vijay) and drug lord Diwaker Kumaran (Prasanna) against each other. The cat and …
  • For a sustained motivation and momentum 21 Feb 2020 08:28 The month of February makes it official. That’s when the ‘Exercise, Eat healthy, Stay happy’ resolution that we made and announced with an inspiring Facebook post and a cute Insta picture gets dumped. Once again, we thrive on our sweet and salt cravings, …
  • Honeymoon with friends on the side! 21 Feb 2020 08:14 Flight tickets? Check. Hotel reservations? Check. Chauffeured car through the course of the honeycation? Check. Euros in the wallet? Check. Corporate lawyer Ranjith Gunashekaran went through his checklist just as he and his bride, HR professional Sumitra …
  • Marine Enforcement Wing takes off, Nagapattinam gets two units 21 Feb 2020 07:58 By Express News Service NAGAPATTINAM: The Marine Enforcement Wing which was anticipated by the fisheries department, was officially commenced in Chennai on Wednesday. Nagapattinam is getting 14 personnel in two units. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami …
  • Chennai’s Government Ophthalmic Hospital campus will soon be greener 21 Feb 2020 07:52 The campus of the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology and Government Ophthalmic Hospital, Egmore, will turn greener in a few months. The Public Works Department (PWD) has planted 500 new saplings in the premises, apart from transplanting nearly 36 trees as …
  • I wanted Baaram to be dark and intense: Priya Krishnaswamy 21 Feb 2020 07:37 The National Award winning film Baaram, helmed by Priya Krishnaswamy, released in theatres today. Priya Krishnaswamy’s profile on Twitter describes her the best—filmmaker without borders. She has written, edited, directed and produced Baaram, which won the …
  • Mafia Twitter Review 21 Feb 2020 07:31 After a long delay, Arun Vijay's 'Mafia', directed by Karthick Naren, has been released today. The expectations from the film were super high and fans have been waiting to see the lion-fox duel between Arun Vijay and the antagonist of the film …
  • 10 great restaurants near stations in Europe: readers’ tips 21 Feb 2020 07:30 Winning tip: Broth in Warsaw With time to kill in Warsaw between trains, I wandered out of the central station for food and within five minutes stumbled upon the Radio Café on Nowogrodzka. Inside, I found walls covered in cold war memorabilia and learned …
  • East Bengal’s agonising journey in the I-League over the years 21 Feb 2020 07:18 Goal takes a look at East Bengal’s agony over the years in the country’s premier league competition… East Bengal fans have waited far too long for the coveted I-League title. It has been more than 15 seasons since the Red and Golds last won the silverware. …
  • Hong Kongers set up face mask factory amid coronavirus panic buying 21 Feb 2020 07:08 HONG KONG, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Responding to shortages of face masks amid a frightening coronavirus epidemic spreading from the mainland, a group of citizens in Hong Kong have set up a surgical face mask factory to ease supplies and deter price gouging in …
  • Tamil Nadu passes law, no fresh nod for oil exploration in Cauvery Delta region 21 Feb 2020 07:06 CHENNAI: Existing oil wells operating in the Cauvery Delta can continue operations but there will be no more fresh allocations as a new law passed in the Tamil Nadu Assembly protects five districts in the Cauvery Delta from natural resource mining that may …
  • COVID-19: China once again changes how new cases are counted in Hubei province 21 Feb 2020 06:44 On February 12, the number of new COVID-19 cases reported from mainland China witnessed the biggest increase for a given day when 15,152 people were diagnosed with the disease. There was also a spike in the number of deaths reported in a single day — 254. …
  • Banks turn up the heat on Sujana and Ryapati to recover dues 21 Feb 2020 06:09 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Two prominent politicians from the state, BJP leader Y Sujana Chowdary and TDP’s Ryapati Sambasiva Rao, got a jolt from banks Thursday for failing to pay their dues. While Bank of India issued a public notice for e- …
  • One-off All-Stars game to be held after IPL 21 Feb 2020 05:54 By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: February 21, 2020 9:59:52 am MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli during the Indian Premier League 2019. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar) The one-off All-Stars game, which was supposed to take place ahead of the 13th edition of the Indian …
  • ‘Regular shots can keep rabies at bay’ 21 Feb 2020 05:15 R. Santhanam and his wife Vadivukkarasi have no less than 16 dogs as pets and they were among the pet parents who visited the Madras Veterinary College in Vepery to vaccinate their dogs at the free anti-rabies vaccination campaign. “Since we are treating …
  • Shankar Ehsaan Loy hold Chennai ‘Breathless’ at The Shakti Foundation’s annual concert 21 Feb 2020 05:12 There are a few fundamental truths we learn as we move along in life. One of them, as the audience at The Music Academy learnt over the weekend, is that you don’t attend a Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy concert sitting down. Music composer trio Shankar Mahadevan, …
  • India’s Payments Giant Paytm Partners Uber to Add Credit and Debit Card Processing to Allow Users to Easily Settle Card Transactions 21 Feb 2020 04:48 February 20, 2020 @ 11:21 pm By Omar Faridi India-based Paytm, an established payment gateway, has teamed up with ride-hailing app Uber in order to add credit and debit processing and will allow customers to easily perform card transactions. Uber will use …
  • The Asian Age interviews Akash Sinha, Co-Founder and CEO at Cashfree 21 Feb 2020 04:30 Sinha says with ‘Instant Settlements’, businesses can access their funds within 15 minutes of capturing a payment, even on bank holidays. Cashfree, one of the up and coming business payment companies in India recently introduced the “instant settlements” …
  • Poultry, egg prices fall on Covid-19 rumours 21 Feb 2020 02:58 Wholesale prices of poultry and egg in the country have plunged by 15-30 per cent since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, in China, and poultry farmers blame it on fearmongering on social media platforms such as WhatsApp and …
  • Mob attacks sleuths, helps smugglers flee airport 21 Feb 2020 02:18 By Express News Service CHENNAI: As in a scene out of a Kollywood flick, a few Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials were attacked by a mob numbering over 50 in an alleged bid to help 18 smugglers escape from the city airport, on Wednesday. …
  • Study on impact of tourism activities on Chennai coastline 21 Feb 2020 02:18 Express News Service CHENNAI: With the judiciary cracking down on unauthorised constructions, the State government has commissioned a comprehensive study to assess the impact of hotels, beach resorts, amusement parks, and other recreational facilities on …
  • IIT-Madras extends training labs to 20 rural schools 21 Feb 2020 02:18 By Express News Service CHENNAI: An electric iron, a calling bell, a vacuum cleaner - who would have thought these everyday applications would educate one? That is exactly what “1 Lab - 1 School”, a rural mentorship programme from the Indian Institute of …
  • 247 labourers rescued from brick kiln 21 Feb 2020 02:18 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Tiruvallur revenue department officials rescued a total of 247 bonded labourers, including 88 women and 50 children, on Tuesday and Wednesday. The ‘one stop crisis team’ came across a brick kiln at Thamaraipakkam village, …
  • Lives lost, will Tamil cine industry wake up to reality? 21 Feb 2020 02:18 By Express News Service CHENNAI: No amount of money can compensate loss of lives. However, a sum of `2 crore from film production company Lyca and `1 crore from actor Kamal Haasan were announced on Thursday for the families of technicians who were killed …
  • Avaan Excess Baggage wins 'The Start-up Business Award' 21 Feb 2020 02:18 Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Feb 20 (ANI/PRNewswire): Avaan India Founder and CEO, Meera Singh bagged the Start-up Business Award for Avaan Excess Baggage at the ET Now Business Innovation Leaders Awards on February 16, 2020, hosted in Taj Lands End …
  • Mafia movie review and ratings by audience: Live updates 21 Feb 2020 02:10 Indian 2 accident: Kamal Haasan, Kajal were nearly killed Four years after his impressive debut film, Karthick Naren is returning with Mafia: Chapter 1. He has teamed up with Arun Vijay and Prasanna for a high-octane action drama. Priya Bhavani Shankar is …
  • Karaikal’s LNG import terminal to give piped gas to 12 mn homes in 3 states 21 Feb 2020 02:04 Express News Service CHENNAI: Around 12 million homes in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh will be able to get piped natural gas (PNG) connections within the next 10 years. Thanks to the opening of the floating Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import …
  • Orders reserved on Nalini’s plea 21 Feb 2020 02:04 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has reserved its orders on a habeas corpus plea filed by S Nalini, life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. On Thursday, the Centre informed the court that it had conveyed to the Tamil Nadu …
  • MSMEs moving out of Tamil Nadu: Puducherry CM Narayanasamy 21 Feb 2020 02:04 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Thursday said around 300 to 500 Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the engineering sector, are relocating from Tamil Nadu to Puducherry, as the union territory is …
  • Daimler leverages global strengths for BS-VI trucks 20 Feb 2020 23:37 Satyakam Arya breaks into a huge smile when the Bharat Stage-VI topic crops up during the conversation. While the automotive industry is bracing itself for a rough ride in this new emissions era scheduled to kick off in April, the MD & CEO of Daimler …
  • Ahmedabad: Cricket stadium ready to host Trump, gets building use nod 20 Feb 2020 20:43 Ahmedabad: The newly-built cricket stadium in Motera here is now officially ready to host US President Donald Trump, who along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will address a gathering in the arena on February 24. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC …
  • Ather Energy expands operation to 4 more cities 20 Feb 2020 20:43 Mumbai: Hero MotoCorp-backed electric scooter startup Ather Energy on Thursday announced expansion of its operations into four more cities, including Kolkata and Ahmedabad, amid "strong interest" for its offerings. This comes close on the heels …
  • Family yearns to see boxing legend one last time 20 Feb 2020 20:38 As Usmanu­llah Khan’s condit­ion worsen­s in Canada, family reques­ts govern­ment to help them see their belove­d As Usmanullah Khan’s condition worsens in Canada, family requests government to help them see their beloved before it’s too late. PHOTO: AFP…
  • Waste-to-energy plant at Deonar: After backing proposal to change contractor, BJP makes a U-turn 20 Feb 2020 20:36 BJP contractors demanded cancellation of the contract altogether. File Days after BMC’s standing committee approved awarding the contract for a waste-to-energy plant at Deonar dumping ground to the second highest bidder after corporators alleged wrongdoing …
  • Putting neighbours first 20 Feb 2020 19:49 Mahinda captured the sentiment well in a tweet on February 8: “PM @narendramodi’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy is much appreciated & has led to a stronger relationship btw our nations”. (Illustration: C R Sasikumar) The visit of Sri Lankan Prime …
  • One-off All-Stars game to be played after IPL 20 Feb 2020 19:32 IMAGE: The two teams will be decided on the basis of performances in this year's IPL. Photograph: BCCI The one-off All-Stars game, which was supposed to take place ahead of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League, will now be held after the …