March 16, 2017

It's personal, says Manohar about decision to resign

New Delhi: The Indian cricket board expressed its surprise at Shashank Manohar’s sudden decision to tender his resignation from the ICC chairmanship citing personal reasons. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday expressed its surprise at the sudden decision of Shashank Manohar to step down from the post of International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman, it said in a media statement. Maohar’s contribution to Indian cricket is

Chennai Port and Puducherry govt ink pact

Chennai: A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Chennai Port Trust and the Puducherry government for handling about five lakh to ten lakh tonnes of EXIM cargo originating from Puducherry Port hinterland. A press release said that the MoU was signed at New Delhi, envisages that Chennai Port Trust would assist Puducherry Port in handling its export cargo, besides promoting industrial growth in the region, generating substantial employment and attract

India Cements offers stock option for employees

Chennai: India Cements Ltd has come out with a stock option scheme for its employees. A press note said that the scheme will come into effect on 1 April 2017 and the option granted under the scheme will vest with the employees on 1 April, 2018. The company has said that the employees should exercise the vested options within one year from the date of vesting. Upon exercising this option,

Specially challenged person creates special art

Chennai: We often complain about the things we don’t have. But, physically challenged people never complain about what they don’t have, rather they appreciate whatever little they are bestowed with. One such artist is Nirupama, a 42-year-old computer artist from Anna Nagar Western Extension in the city, who is affected by a rare condition of cerebral palsy. She can’t hold a pen or pencil as she has lost hand co-ordination

India sees 7 per cent growth rate: Sunil Mittal

  Ghaziabad: Protectionism is on the rise in advanced economies but the trend can be reversed by the opportunities offered by emerging markets like India, Bharti Enterprises, chairman, Sunil Bharti Mittal said. “Those voices that were urging India to open up its economy to foreign direct investments, to trade, to bringing in products in finished form in this country, have succeeded to some extent in getting our countries open. However,

Newly developed parks in Chennai delight many

Chennai: Two parks at Nolambur in the city, one at phase I and other at phase II, which were completed eight months back were finally open for visitors on 4 March. Around 1.68 crore rupees were spent for shaping the parks, sources say. The park at phase I has many unique features unlike the rest in the locality. Amenities like gymnasium for senior citizens, a tower with a clock that

Ex-Army man continues to serve society

Chennai: As you walk into Corporation office at Ambattur in the city, you will pass by a man sitting under a tree. Partha, a 70-year-old army veteran, helps people fill up forms for various issues in the Corporation office. He has been doing this for the past 10 years and is known by many in the area. Partha knows the entire process for the various complaints that need to be

Nothing fishy about it, says Sibiraj

Sibiraj is confident that Kattapava Kaanom would be admired by his fans. “It would be a treat for people of all agegroups”, he says. Starring Sibiraj and Aishwarya Rajesh in the lead roles, Kattapava Kaanom is directed by debutante Mani Seiyon, a former associate of Arivazhagan. It is produced by Madhusoodhanan Karthik, Shivakumar, Venkatesh and Lalith and is released by Sri Green Productions across Tamilnadu tomorrow. Speaking to News Today,

Rasna to set up new factory in AP

Fruit based concentrate manufacturing major Rasna has said it plans to set up a new production facility in Andhra Pradesh as part of its proposal to increase market share in the powder drink segment. The new factory would be the company’s 10th facility in the country that would help strengthen its market share in the powder drink segment, Rasna Pvt Ltd, chairman and managing director, Piruz Khambatta said. “This factory

Kathanayakan to release 23 June

Vishnu Vishal starrer Kathanayakan will be out 23 June. Produced by Vishnu Vishal Studios, Fox Star India will be distributing the film in India and AP International takes care of the overseas distribution. Sean Roldan is scoring the music for the film. Directed by newcomer Muruganandam, Catherine Teresa plays the romantic interest of Vishnu Vishal in the fi lm, which also has Soori in an important role and Vijay Sethupathi

A R Rahman to score music for Sridevi’s Ma

Mozart of Madras A R Rahman will be composing songs for Sridevi starrer Ma, being directed by Ravi Udayavar and produced by Boney Kapoor. It is a women-centric film and Nawzuddin Siddique will share the screen space with her. To be made simultaneously in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu, the first look posters of Ma was released by Sridevi’s daughters Kushi and Jhanavi. A major portion of the movie has been