Everything you need to know about Maruthanathi-project: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Maruthanathi-project: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
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Moscow, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Renault-Nissan alliance and Russian Technologies state corporation will set up a joint venture company which will have a 74.5 percent stake in Russia's largest car maker AvtoVAZ, Renault Russia said Thursday.
Dubai, May 2 (IANS/WAM) The UAE government has launched a major eco-tourism project in the emirate of Sharjah.
London, May 2 (IANS) Actor Daniel Radcliffe is set to play a doctor in a yet-to-be-titled TV drama about Russian doctors in World War I.
Los Angeles, May 2 (IANS/EFE) Victor Hugo Zayas is a Mexican painter and sculptor who uses guns recovered by the city of Los Angeles' Gun Buyback Initiative to create works that he exhibits in California.
Hyderabad, May 1 (IANS) Larsen and Toubro Metro Rail (Hyderabad), a subsidiary of L&T Infrastructure Development Projects, will finalise in the next two to three months vendors for various components of the Rs.16,375 crore Hyderabad metro rail project, described as the world's largest metro project under public-private partnership.
Jammu, May 1 (ANI): A new power project inaugurated recently by Jammu and Kashmir (J and K) Chief minister Omar Abdullah is expected to benefit about 1,00,000 inhabitants in the Mur and Raipur constituencies of the state.
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) The Coca-Cola Company has reassured its product safety after completing major corrective measures undertaken at the request of a quality watchdog in a Chinese province.
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) Over 700 cargo ships have been stranded on a section of the Yangtze river in China's Hubei province due to heavy fog, shrouding the region for two days.
Beirut, April 30 (IANS) Israel Monday began building a wall along its border with Lebanon. The wall will separate the Lebanese village of Kfar Kila from Israel's settlement of Metula, Xinhua reported.
Tehran, April 30 (IANS) Iran's national grid Monday received 940 megawatts of electricity from the country's Bushehr nuclear power plant.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) India and Japan Monday held their first-ever economic dialogue and agreed to accelerate the partnership in several infrastructure projects such as the ambitious Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) in which the East Asian power is likely to pick up 26 percent equity stake.
Hangzhou, Apr 30 (Xinhua-ANI): Researchers in east China's Zhejiang Province are working on a project that aims to convert kitchen waste into biofuel.
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian have decided to put their spin-off show 'Khloe and Lamar' to an end.
Chennai, April 30 (IANS) The 500 MW prototype fast breeder reactor (PFBR) at Kalpakkam will soon get its first lot of fuel assemblies - used to build its nuclear fuel core, a senior official has said, adding that 86 percent of the "physical work" on the plant has been completed.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 30 (IANS) Kerala-based HLL Lifecare, a mini-ratna PSU, has floated wholly-owned subsidiary HLL Biotechltd to execute the Rs.594 crore Integrated Vaccine Complex (IVC) coming up in Tamil Nadu.
New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): India and Japan on Monday decided to intensify cooperation in energy efficiency and conservation sector as well as environmental issues.
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Patients can now instantly download their medical scans and images from an internet-based "cloud" system and distribute these to their physicians for diagnosis wherever they might be located.
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Scientists have been intrigued by why some teenagers start smoking or experimenting with drugs while others do not.
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a number of previously unknown networks in the brain, which go a long way towards explaining why some teenagers are more vulnerable to start trying out drugs and alcohol -while others don't.
New York, Apr 29 (ANI): Mel Gibson has said that he has "a bit of a temper" in an interview with Jay Leno on the 'Tonight Show' Friday.
Phnom Penh, April 29 (IANS) Over a thousand young Cambodians performed "the Madison", a popular dance carried out during weddings and the Cambodian New Year, in a bid to create a world record, said an organiser.
Lucknow, April 28 (IANS) Taking a step towards providing free laptops and tablets to students who have passed class X and XII, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has formed a committee to oversee their purchase and subsequent implementation of his Samajwadi Party's poll promise.
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on ultra mega power projects (UMPP) Saturday agreed not to review an earlier decision of allowing Reliance Power to use surplus coal from its Sasan plant's captive mines for another upcoming project.
London, Apr 28 (ANI): A Swedish furniture retailer has unveiled an eco-friendly digital camera that is made almost entirely from cardboard.
Bathinda (Punjab), April 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday inaugurated the Rs.21,500 crore Guru Gobind Singh Refinery in Punjab's Bathinda district.
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Tech giant Apple is planning to open a restaurant exclusively for its employees to allow them to talk openly without worrying about revealing the firm's secrets.
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Demolished buildings, piles of bricks, an odd tree and colonial style homes arranged in artistic shapes are the symbols of new age 'land art' for a handful of contemporary artists from the West who have made India their muse.
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) Atomic power reactor operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) hopes to get the regulatory nod to fuel the first unit of Kudankulam nuclear power plant in a week's time, a top official said here Saturday.
Barcelona, April 28 (IANS/EFE) Russian energy giant Lukoil inaugurated a petroleum-products terminal here Friday that is the fruit of its strategic alliance with Spain's Meroil.
Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is planning to send a manned mission to the moon by 2030, Russian space agency Roscosmos said.
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) An ambitious Rs.2,332-crore project to clean the rivers of Punjab would be completed by December 2013, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said here Friday.
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Veejay-turned-actor Ayushmann Khurrana, whose debut film "Vicky Donor" is receiving rave reviews, says initially his image as an anchor obstructed his dream of becoming an actor.
London, Apr 27 (ANI): Scientists are building a telescope that they say "will transform our understanding of the universe", and will take the equivalent of 800,000 images by an eight-mega pixel camera every night but of a vastly superior quality.
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has decided to undertake an ambitious project to conduct geographic information system (GIS) mapping of all polling booths in Uttar Pradesh that will help voters locate their polling stations.
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Women's eyes may actually be different from men's as a new study has revealed that healthy emmetropic women have a bigger pupil diameter than men.
Abuja, April 27 (IANS) Airtel Nigeria, the Nigerian arm of Indian mobile services provider Airtel, and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) have announced a joint initiative to set up a call centre that would provide information on HIV/AIDS and help fight its spread in the West African country.
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) Seema Saroj, a resident of Pratapgarh district in Uttar Pradesh, was denied payment under the rural jobs scheme for months. She then joined Nari Sangh, a women's group working for the rights of people, and took on the authorities to get her pending dues.
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) April 26 (IANS) Indian satellite scientist N. Valarmathi, 52, was herself on cloud nine when her baby - the Indian spy in the sky Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) - started its ascent to the skies Thursday morning.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) India said Thursday it has almost finalised the transit fee with Afghanistan and Pakistan for import of gas from Turkmenistan through a pipeline that will pass through these two countries.
Patna, April 26 (IANS) Power-starved Bihar's 126 MW capacity Dagmara hydro power project in Supaul district has got clearance from the Central Water Commission (CWC), and the state government is likely to start work on it soon, officials said Thursday.
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) "Get a good Hindi dialogue writer" is what Shahid Kapoor advised director Linguswamy when the Tamil-to-Hindi remake of his Tamil hit "Vettai" was not working out. Now everything is sorted out and the movie is set to go on floors in June.
Panaji, April 26 (IANS) The Goa government's decision to quickly complete a controversial airport project at Mopa near the Maharashtra border is being criticised by the state's political parties and civil society members.
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Search engine giant Google has backed a new network, which would link up former terrorists and former violent radicals online, in an attempt to extirpate and combat extremism worldwide.
London, Apr 26 (ANI): A US researcher has proposed a robotic car, which would be more user friendly and have its own voice, eyes, body language, and also an avatar.
San Juan, April 26 (IANS/EFE) A radio programme in Puerto Rico will report only good news starting May 1.
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's flagship health scheme, the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is set to get another lease of life with Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad claiming that the government will fund the project for another five years.
Kochi, April 25 (IANS) A state-of-the-art sales pavilion, built as part of the much-awaited Smart City Kochi project, is all set to open next month, an official associated with the project said here Wednesday.
Guwahati, April 25 (IANS) In a significant development, a team of wildlife researchers has, after a scientific survey, confirmed the presence of tigers in the Dampa reserve in Mizoram.
London, April 25(ANI): The Queen is set to relaunch Cutty Sark, the world's last surviving tea clipper, five years after a major fire nearly destroyed the vessel.
London, Apr 25 (ANI): Search giant Google has unveiled a new consumer service that offers up to 16 terabytes for storing photos, videos, and other digital files in the Internet 'cloud.'
Dibrugarh (Assam), April 25 (IANS) The railways are battling time and resource crunch to complete the country's longest 4.94 km rail-cum-road-bridge across the mighty Brahmaputra at Bogibeel that will provide connectivity to upper Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and cut down by 10 hours access to the border with China.
JINAN, April 24 (Xinhua-ANI): Chinese archaeologists have discovered a tomb where an ancient warlord may have once rested, as well as a collection of artifacts dating back more than 2,500 years.
Panaji, April 23 (IANS) Global tenders for Goa's second international airport will be floated within six months, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Monday.
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) When India's heaviest microwave satellite is launched into space Thursday, there will be another reason to cheer as it is a woman who is the director of the key project.
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu will have special reason to cheer Thursday when an Indian rocket puts Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) into orbit and the remote sensing satellite starts performing, as a local woman is directing the project for India's heaviest microwave satellite.
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) With poachers posing a massive threat to tigers in India, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has launched a pilot project in Uttarakhand's Corbett National Park for round-the-clock surveillance of the park using high definition cameras.
Agartala, April 23 (IANS) Tripura will launch a disaster management programme in its schools to enhance the state's preparedness in an event of a natural calamity striking it, an official said here Monday.
Quito, April 23 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador expects China to provide all of the financing for the Refineria del Pacifico, a mega-refinery for processing crude and the largest public works project in the Andean country, President Rafael Correa said.
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): Red is usually considered a seductive colour but a new study has revealed that this folk theory doesn't hold up to the harsh light of science.
Guadalajara (Mexico), April 22 (IANS/EFE) More than 50 young Mixtec Indians gave a concert in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara, in which they fused their ancestral musical tradition with melodies made famous by the legendary British rock group The Beatles.
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Oscar winner Charlize Theron says she was made to work on weekends for her upcoming alien movie "Prometheus".
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Gujarat has been given the Prime Minister's Award for excellence in public administration 2010-11 here on the Civil Services Day saturday for working the integrated watershed management programme.
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Approximately every 11 years the magnetic field on the sun reverses completely - the north magnetic pole switches to south, and vice versa.
Geneva, April 21 (IANS) FIFA is planning to build a football museum including 3D animations, interactive games, trophies and "everything a football fan could wish for" as part of an extension to its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
Rio de Janeiro, April 21 (IANS) Football World Cup 2014 officials have insisted Maracana Stadium's redevelopment remains on target after construction company Delta reportedly withdrew from the project.
Islamabad, Apr 21(ANI): Pakistan Petroleum Minister Dr Asim Hussain has said that India, Afghanistan and his country have decided to set 49.5cents as the transit fee for the 7.6 billion dollar Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project.
Tonga, April 20 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, currently on a visit to Tonga, has launched an India-assisted solar project run by two women engineers in the Pacific island nation.
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Friday cancelled environment clearance to the coal mining project of MP Naveen Jindal's steel and power plant in Chhattisgarh on grounds of faulty public hearing.
Hyderabad/Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) India commissioned a uranium ore mine and processing plant in Andhra Pradesh Friday which is estimated to have one of the most significant uranium reserves in the world and could fuel 25 percent of the country's nuclear plants.
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The food and public distribution department has signed an agreement with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to scale up computerization of the targeted public distribution system (TPDS) in the country.
London, Apr 20 (ANI): Scientists claim to have invented their own improved version of Doctor Who's famous sonic screwdriver.
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) Chinese scientists in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have produced the world's first transgenic sheep with a simplified technique of Handmade Cloning.
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) A uranium ore mine and processing plant in Andhra Pradesh was commissioned Friday which officials say could become one of the most significant uranium reserves in the world.
London, Apr 20 (ANI): Based on evidence from mobile phone calls and texts, a new study has found that women drive the formation of romantic relationships.
Geneva, April 19 (Xinhua-ANI): FIFA is planning to build a football museum including 3D animations, interactive games, trophies and "everything a football fan could wish for" as part of an extension to its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, it announced Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Decks have been cleared for the fifth edition of the blockbuster Mammootty film 'Oru CBI Dairy kurippu', a rarity in the Malayalam film industry, according to its director K. Madhu.
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) She is as bold as one can get. But Paoli Dam, who did a full frontal nudity scene in Bengali movie "Chatrak" last year, says boldness is all in the head.
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS/EFE) Penelope Cruz could star with her husband Javier Bardem in the Ridley Scott drama "The Counselor", The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Michael Douglas is all set to return to the big screen in ensemble comedy 'Las Vegas' after winning the battle against throat cancer.
To avoid any sort of controversy, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government on Thursday made it clear before the Supreme Court that it has no stand over mythological Ram Sethu whether it should be declared as a national monument or not..............
India has created history and achieved another milestone in its defence system when it successfully tested the much-awaited Agni-V
Moscow, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A resident of Russia's St. Petersburg city has decided to earn money by selling space on his back for tattoo advertisements.
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government Wednesday signed land lease pacts with seven companies which would set up their industrial units in the state, involving a total investment of more than Rs 52.8 billion.
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) A Chinese company is planning to develop an eco-tourism resort in Iceland.
Patna, April 18 (IANS) After more than three decades, much-awaited work on the Durgawati reservoir project on the Sone river began Wednesday in Bihar's Rohtas district, officials said.
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Tea major Goodricke Group is planning to foray into dairy business and will soon seek the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) approval for it, an official said Wednesday.
Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): Cameron Diaz has set up her own wellness organisation.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed Wednesday claimed he had an opportunity to carry out "a counter-coup" against the present dispensation under Mohamed Waheed with the help from some military officers but rejected it due to his strong democratic roots.
New York, Apr 18 (ANI): Madonna, whose eagerly anticipated debut signature perfume hit department store Macy's last week, has already made plans for an accompanying fragrance and men's cologne smelling of a "good old whiskey."
Tamil actor Dhanush is unhappy with reports that say his father-in-law, the veteran actor Rajinikanth, has paid the Telugu distributor's revenue losses for his movie "3".
Actress Cameron Diaz is contemplating launch of wellness organization. These wellness organizations will offer her opportunity to impart health and nutrition tips.
London, April 18 (IANS) Actress Cameron Diaz is planning to launch her own wellness organisation, through which she will impart health and nutrition tips.
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Tamil star Dhanush is upset with reports that his father-in-law, the legendary Rajinikanth, is reimbursing the Telugu distributor's revenue losses for his movie "3".
Chennai, Apr 18 (ANI): Criticizing the Department of Atomic Energy, anti-nuclear activist Neeraj Jain has urged the Central Government to halt operations at existing plants such as Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam project.
Washington, April 18 (ANI): Scientists are on the way to create a simple, cost-effective saliva test to detect oral cancer, a breakthrough that would drastically improve screening and result in fewer people dying of the world's sixth most common cancer.
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange kicked off his new career as an interviewer on a Kremlin-funded TV channel by hosting Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah for a 45-minute discussion.
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has put a full stop to speculation that he is set to launch the first look of his ambitious project, Kareena Kapoor-starrer "Heroine" at the upcoming 65th Cannes International Film Festival.
Melbourne, Apr 17 (ANI): Employers across a wide range of industries in Australia are more keen on hiring candidates who culturally fit their organisation than those with the right skills, experts say.
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has no god-father in Bollywood, but he seems to have found a "god-brother" in John Abraham, who has produced his debut film "Vicky Donor".