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2018 Mylapore festival started in Tamil Nadu

The 16th edition of the Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival (SFMF-2018) has started at Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple and Nageswara Rao Park in Chennai, Tamil Nadu from January 4. The 4 day fest will include about 40 events, such as heritage walks, competitions and cultural performances. It has been organized by city based non banking finance company ..

Chennai hosts 32nd Indian Engineering Congress (IEC-2017)

The 32nd Indian Engineering Congress (IEC-2017) was held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu from December 21 to 23, 2017. President Ram Nath Kovind gave valedictory address at the IEC-2017, which was organised by the Institution of Engineers. The congress offered great opportunity to young engineers to benefit from the experience of experts & veterans from industry, ..

Chennai included in UNESCO Creative Cities Network

As many as 64 cities from 44 countries have been designated as UNESCO Creative Cities by its Director General Irina Bokova. In it, Chennai has been included in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for its rich musical tradition. Some of the other cities included along with Chennai are Alba (Italy), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Auckland (New Zealand), ..

Banwarilal Purohit sworn-in as new Governor of Tamil Nadu

Banwarilal Purohit, a veteran political leader from Vidarbha district of Maharashtra, has been sworn-in as the new Governor of Tamil Nadu in a function held at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on October 6, 2017. Mr Purohit was sworn in as the State’s 20th Governor. The Madras High Court Chief Justice Indira Banerjee administered the oath ..

Tamil Nadu to host 3rd India International Science Festival (IISF)-2017

The 3rd India International Science Festival (IISF-2017) will be held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu from October 13-16. The festival is being organised by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST).Top scientists from the government are expected to participate in the four-day festival at IIT-Chennai.The event will be jointly inaugurated ..

Tamil Nadu is hosting 57th National Open Athletics Championships 2017

The 57th National Open Athletics Championships 2017 has started at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on September 25, 2017. Around 1200 athletes from various states and departments and public sector undertakings would be taking part in the four-day meet. Besides, state teams, numerous athletes will also participate on behalf of their institutions. ..

ONGC team wins 2017 All-India MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup hockey tournament

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has won the 91st edition of All-India MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup hockey tournament by defeating Bengaluru Hockey Association (BHA) by 4-2 in the final at Mayor Radhakrishna stadium Egmore at Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Man of the match: Rajkumar Pal.

All you need to know about Cyclone Vardah

The Cyclonic storm Vardah is centred across west-central and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal which is 150kms east-northeast of Chennai and 290 kms east-southeast of Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. It is packing winds of 100 kilometers per hour and is first cyclone in the area of Bay of Bengal to attain the force of a hurricane ..