March 2017

Differently-abled get their own unique ID card

Chennai: Following the Disabilities Bill being passed by Parliament in December last year, the government has now made the ‘universal identity card for the disabled’ available in the country. Termed as the UDID project by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, the ID aims to reduce the hassles that a person with disability faced earlier. The announcement was made by Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot in

TTD launches mobile app Govinda for devotees

Chennai: A devotee-friendly mobile app, ‘Govinda’, was launched by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) in Tirupati on the occasion of Ugadi festival today. The app was designed and developed by software major TCS in coordination with the IT wing of the TTD, which is administering the Lord Venkateswara shrine. The app can be used by devotees for booking darshan tickets and accommodation during their pilgrimage. The TTD has named the app

O Panneerselvam gets support from two parties

Chennai: With the R K Nagar by-poll around the corner, two leaders have extended their support to the AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma party, led by O Panneerselvam. This is likely to be a boost for the party which lost the two leaves election symbol and got the new two street lamp post symbol. Speaking to reporters, Panneerselvam said, “Stalin is exposing DMKs weakness.” Answering Stalin’s question about staying silent when

R K Nagar by-poll is an election voters don't want

Chennai: The by-poll in R K Nagar constituency is the third election to be held in as many years and people seem to be distraught by it as they allege that the elections have done more harm than good to the place. The overall reaction of the public is that they want the election to get over at the earliest. “There are so many civic issues that are left unattended

Chennaiite tastes success with hardwork

Chennai: N Boopathy owns a browsing centre at Lakshmi Nagar, 100 Ft Road, Nanganallur, in the city. His father was a traffic sub-inspector who passed away in an accident, when Boopathy was in school. As there was no other source of income for the family, he was forced to work at a browsing centre. He started working there from 2002 for a pay of Rs 2,500. After six months of

Chennai area to get underground electric cables

Chennai: In a move that would reduce incidents of electrocution in the neighborhood, TANGEDCO is all set to take up underground cable work. Alandur zone has been witnessing electrocution, which often turn fatal. The reason is the presence of overhead cables. Works are planned in the suburban Alandur constituency following the frequent incidents of electrocution, said a TANGEDCO official. The EB is making use of the funds that would be

Spinner Ashwin receives Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy

Dharamsala: India’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin received Garfield Sobers Trophy for being named the ICC Cricketer of the Year as well as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year. “It has been a great honour to be named by the ICC for two top awards and it is dreamlike to actually receive them here,” said Ashwin, who had finished 2015 as the No. 1 ranked Test bowler in the world, a