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a time when the ministry of civil aviation is struggling to maintain the safety record of aviation in the country, Air India management has given a clean chit to a pilot who was grounded for using a mobile phone inside the cockpit. She was also found to be at fault for not having taken a breathalyzer test before a later flight.The DGCA investigation is yet to be completed against the co-pilot. As per...
Source : Times Of India | 1 Hour(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Chennai
Tamil Nadu may also clock record voter turnout like Delhi, Manipur, West Bengal and other states this election . This is not a forecast by poll pundits but an observation by a more unlikely group of trend readers — travel agents.As TN goes to polls on Thursday, transport agencies claim bus and train ticket sales have jumped by around 10% to 12%, a possible indicator that people are returning home to...
Source : Times Of India | 1 Hour(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Chennai
day before the elections in Tamil Nadu, parties continued to trade charges over cash distribution. DMK, BJP and Left parties alleged large-scale distribution of money by opponents and urged the Election Commission to take stringent action against the offenders.DMK leader M K Stalin met chief electoral officer Praveen Kumar and claimed money transfers were rampant across the state. Terming the prohibitory...
Source : Times Of India | 1 Hour(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Chennai
the sixth phase on Thursday. A number of high-profile candidates are in the fray in the state, including present and former Union ministers TR Baalu, Dayanidhi Maran, A Raja, Mani Shankar Iyer and others. Son of Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Karthi, is contesting from Shivaganga after the former decided not to contest this time.The DMK had won 18 seats in the 2009 Lok Sabha election while the...
Source : Oneindia | 1 Hour(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Chennai
Cities are known to be populated by the apolitical and the indifferent and Chennai is no different. When the average turnout in state in 2009 was 73%, less than 61% of voters in Chennai went to the polling booths. This time though, election officials are hoping for a higher turnout and are setting an optimistic number of 75%.Observers say laziness, heat, lack of good candidates and apathy are the main...
Source : Times Of India | 1 Hour(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Chennai
the eve of the Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu, a look at the turnout in the past elections shows that voters are clearly shedding their apathy as the numbers heading to polling booths has been rising steadily.After peaking in the 1967 elections, when 77% of voters across the state exercised their franchise, the turnout has been on the downswing. The only exception to this trend was in the 1984 elections...
Source : Times Of India | 1 Hour(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Chennai
spate of crimes involving employees of infotech or ITES firms has brought under the scanner loopholes in background checks conducted on potential recruits.Most IT and ITES companies insist that they conduct thorough checks on every recruit, but the reality is that these checks are mostly superficial. Industry-wide efforts like the National Skills Registry (NSR), a national database of IT employees...
Source : Times Of India | 1 Hour(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Chennai
Chennai: A CBI Court here today granted the investigating agency two days custody of A Paramasivam, an officer of the Indian Audits and Accounts Service (IAAS), arrested in connection with a graft case.Paramasivam was posted as a Director in the office of the Director General of Audit, Central Expenditure, in the national capital.He was arrested by Delhi CBI on April 21 and was brought to Chennai on...
Source : Zeenews | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Chennai
Tamil Nadu may also clock record voter turnout like Delhi, Manipur, West Bengal and other states this election. This premonition has not been made by poll pundits but by a more unlikely trend observer — travel agents.As Tamil Nadu goes to polls on Thursday, transport agencies claim that bus and train ticket sales have jumped by around 10% to 12%, a possible indicator that people are returning home...
Source : Times Of India | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Chennai
high turnout typically benefits the opposition. Since, in Tamil Nadu, all leading players can claim the mantle of the opposition, a higher turnout may not necessarily benefit any particular party formation although BJP could be expected to pick up a few more seats, says Rajeeva Karandikar, well known psephologist and director of Chennai Mathematical Institute.But, there was a good chance that a high...
Source : Times Of India | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Chennai
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