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Chinese-American freed from Iran, Iranian freed from U.S. in prisoner swap

A Chinese-American detained in Iran in 2016 and later charged for spying was freed and an imprisoned Iranian was released by Washington in return, and both were flown to their countries, an Iranian..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Enemies Past And Present? How The NATO Summit Looked In Russia

Worldcrunch.com / KOMMERSANT -OpEd- *MOSCOW* — Despite the predictions before this past week's NATO summit of a major split in the alliance, and some awkward moments among its respective..
Worldcrunch - Published

College student fatally hit by four-wheeler

A student pursuing final year diploma course in Civil Engineering at PES Polytechnic College in the city died when she was hit by an unidentified vehi
Hindu - Published

China's top diplomat tells Pompeo US should stop interfering in China's internal affairs

China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a phone call on Saturday that the United States should stop interfering in China's internal affairs, according to a report by..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Leading from the field

Agricultural officer S. Jaya has been closely working with farmers in Vengaivasal village, providing them with information about crops, agricultural methods and natural resources that can be utilised..
Hindu - Published

Democrats to spend weekend drafting impeachment charges against Trump

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will spend the weekend on Capitol Hill preparing for what could be the final week of their months-old impeachment inquiry that has imperiled Donald..
Reuters India - Published

Hong Kong AmCham president denied entry to Macau

The president of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Hong Kong said on Saturday she was denied entry to the neighboring Chinese-ruled city of Macau after being detained for around two hours by..
Reuters - Published

Justice can never be instant, says Chief Justice of India Bobde

His remarks came a day after the four accused in a rape and murder case were shot dead by police in Hyderabad, but he did not make any specific reference to the incident
Hindu - Published

Barn swallows can kill mosquitoes in your house

During winter months, barn swallows visit Chennai in thousands, and by the nature of their flight, they are organically inclined to trap mosquitoes
Hindu - Published

Priyanka says Unnao victim’s family harassed for last one year

She meets victim’s parents in their humble dwelling; Akhilesh stages a sit-in outside Assembly
Hindu - Published

Iran's Zarif says jailed Iranian and Chinese-American will be freed soon

A Chinese-American detained in Iran in 2016 and later charged for spying will soon be united with his family while an imprisoned Iranian will be released by Washington in return, Iran's foreign..
Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters

New TUCS shop at Velachery

Residents seek a similar facility at Dhandeeshwaram Nagar
Hindu - Published

UK minister says concerned about election interference after leak of documents linked to Russia

The leak of classified UK-U.S. trade documents online, tied to a previous Russian disinformation campaign, has all the hallmarks of an attempt to interfere in Britain's upcoming election, a British..
Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Welcoming the future, honouring the past

Birla Planetarium now provides visitors with a 360-degree immersive experience, thanks to a new digital projector
Hindu - Published

Incomplete stormwater drain near Mylapore MRTS poses a safety threat

Corporation officials blame private contractor for abandoning construction
Hindu - Published

Auto-rickshaws hinder traffic flow at Vadapalani junction

Auto-rickshaws parked along the metro rail station at Vadapalani junction on Jawaharlal Nehru Main Road hinder movement of vehicular traffic. Especial
Hindu - Published

California firm to pay $13.5 billion to wildfire victims

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) settlement relate to claims over several deadly blazes, including the Camp Fire, Northern California wildfires (2017), Ghost Ship Fire in Oakland (2016) and Butte Fire..
Zee News - Published

Service road in Poonamallee riddled with potholes

The spacious service lane under the bridge bordering Nazarathpet and Poonamallee near Poonamallee High Road is ridden with potholes. In addition the s
Hindu - Published

Pedestrians pushed off their rightful space

Roads are for motorists and pavements are for predestrians. But in Chennai city, pavements are open trash yards. The already narrow footpaths are fill
Hindu - Published

Residents find garbage bin near transformer unsafe

They want it to be relocated elsewhere
Hindu - Published

World Bank accords preliminary sanction for ₹2,900 crore to Tamil Nadu’s Health Department

The funds will be used to improve trauma care and obtain quality certification for government hospitals, State Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar said
Hindu - Published

Signal at G.N. Chetty Road on the blink

Since November, when Thyagaraya Road was made one-way, G.N. Chetty Road has been witnessing a spike in traffic
Hindu - Published

Donald Trump pulls back on designating Mexico cartels as 'terror' groups

US President Donald Trump said Friday he would not proceed with his stated plans to designate Mexican drug cartels as terror groups following a request from his counterpart Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
IndiaTimes - Published

‘Flyy’ electric scooters at Chennai Metro Rail station for ₹1/ minute

Eco-friendly scooters will be available at Alandur Metro Rail Station and can be booked through an app
Hindu - Published

Rapes of minor girls reported in Bihar, Kerala, Odisha in the last two days

A rape attempt was made on a three-year-old girl in Unnao, a dancer was gangraped in Chhattisgarh.
Hindu - Published

Diversion of buses for recharge well work leaves commuters in the lurch

Passengers boarding from the bus stop at RBI subway and heading towards Triplicane are now forced to take a detour of about 2 km to Madras High Court or Ezhilagam bus stops
Hindu - Published

Centre for health systems and medical engineering inaugurated

The centre has been set up in Chennai through an MoI between Sri Ramachandra Engineering and Technology and State University of New York at Binghamton
Hindu - Published

Government bus turns turtle near Chengalpattu

Ten passengers who were injured were taken to the Chengalpattu Government Hospital for treatment
Hindu - Published

A public art initiative to highlight the history of T. Nagar and Chennai’s heritage

Six artists have set out to create paintings depicting various facets of the heritage of Chennai and members of ‘Madras Inherited’ are promoting heritage education
Hindu - Published

Marine life under threat from plummeting oxygen levels, says report

The IUCN said that around 700 sites had been identified globally with low oxygen levels — up from only 45 in the 1960s.
Hindu - Published

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Reactions to Unnao victim’s death | Another daughter has lost her life while awaiting justice: Rahul Gandhi

Political leaders across party lines have come out condoling the death of the rape victim, and taking on the UP government for its alleged inaction.
Hindu - Published

Throwing Down


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Venkatesh: ‘Venky Mama’ is a fun film that’s also high on emotions

Actor Venkatesh reveals how comedy comes easily to him and what it means to share the screen with his nephew Naga Chaitanya in ‘Venky Mama’
Hindu - Published

‘NRC will affect every citizen’

Criticising Union Home Minister Amit Shah for saying that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) would be applied across the country, KPCC spokespers
Hindu - Published

Peter Sarsgaard joins the ‘The Batman’ cast as Harvey Dent/ Two-Face

The character was previously played by Aaron Eckhart in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’
Hindu - Published

‘The Irishman’ draws 17 million U.S. viewers on Netflix, Nielsen estimates

Last December’s Netflix thriller ‘Bird Box’, starring Sandra Bullock, scored nearly 26 million U.S. viewers in its first seven days, according to Nielsen
Hindu - Published

Hong Kong police to take both 'hard' and 'soft' approaches against protests: commissioner

The Hong Kong police will use both "hard" and "soft" approaches when dealing with protests, Hong Kong's police commissioner Chris Tang told reporters in Beijing on Saturday.
Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Woman in Delhi pours inflammable liquid on daughter to demand justice for Unnao victim

A woman poured suspected inflammable liquid on her minor daughter outside Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital on Saturday afternoon while demanding justice f
Hindu - Published

Man caught while stealing sack of onions in Puducherry

The thief ‘confessed’ to shop workers that he had previously stolen another sack and taken it to his home
Hindu - Published

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