CM presents cash awards to sportspersons

Chennai: Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Friday handed over cash awards amounting to Rs 4.09 crore to 72 sports persons and 42 coaches. The sports persons were honoured for their excellence at various National and international level events, an official release said. Sixty six athletes who won various medals at the 35th National Games held in Kerala in 2015 were given cash awards totalling Rs 2.83 crore by Palaniswami at

CDBA defeats Indian Navy

Chennai: Brothers A Mariappan (19 pts) and A. Vijay (32 pts) combined to give Coimbatore District Basketball Association (CDBA) 94-83 win over Indian Navy (Lonavala) in the opening Group B league fixture of the 52nd  all-India basketball tournament for men, for the Nachimuthu Gounder Cup, at the VOC Park Corporation Sports Complex courts in Coimbatire on Friday. The Navymen had finished runner-up in the all-India event at Periyakulam and among

Exclusive website for differently-abled

Chennai: Chennai Sai Thunai Matrimonials functioning at Ashok Nagar has launched an exclusive matrimonial website (www.saithunaimatri.com) for differently-abled. Justice P Jyothimani, judicial member, National Green Tribunal, Chennai, launched the website in the presence of H Ramakrishnan, former director, Doordarshan at a function held at Kamadhenu Kalyana Mandapam, Luz Corner, Mylapore recently. The chief guests spoke in detail about various hardship faced by the differently-abled and stressed for more support from

Chess: Viyugam emerges winner

Chennai: Viyugam team emerged the winners of the 25th Tamilnadu FIDE team chess championship by DMI College of Engineering and Tiruvallur District Chess Association. The prize distribution event was presided over by president, Chennai Institute of Education Technology and Research, Chindhai Jayaraman Correspondent DMI College of Engineering Arokia Mary gave special address. International Master Manuel Aaron (Arjuna Awardee), gave away the prizes and trophies to the winners. Viyugam – A

Crackdown on threatres promoting piracy

Chennai: Who  said  piracy  in  Tamil  cinema  comes  from  foreign  markets?  This  has been proved a myth by the industry thanks to the help of technology. As  many  as  four  theatres  in  Tamilnadu  were  sealed  in  the  past  few  days after they were caught pirating newly-released Tamil movies. The  act  of  piracy  was  found  out  through  the  ‘UFO  Analyzer’  which  tracks projection of movies from a centrally-based server. According to

GST to improve goods flow: ICRA

New Delhi: The Goods and Service Tax (GST) rollout is likely to improve the flow of goods on account of reduction in turnaround time as VAT related check posts will be removed. Rating agency ICRA said. The agency said GST implementation will be a positive development for the road logistics sector. Post GST, a more efficient and organised logistics sector is expected to evolve gradually, it added. “The GST regime

Fire breaks out at supermarket in Chennai

Chennai: A major fire broke out inside a super market  at  Adambakkam, injuring  one  person  and  damaging  lakhs  of rupees  worth  goods  today  morning. The two-storeyed building, located at Karikalan Nagar, had a storehouse in the first floor and a room to accommodate workers in the second floor. A  staff  at  the  supermarket  alerted  the  owner  after  spotting  fire  in  the  air-conditioner machine in the ground floor. Panicked by the

Challenges ahead

It is as much a manifestation of the steady public faith in the Narendra Modi government as an index of the failure of the country’s Opposition parties to inspire confidence that three years after the BJP-led government swept to power, its stock continues to be high. There is no better reason for it than the undiminished charisma of Prime Minister Modi himself. There indeed are many factors that have contributed

Narayana Murthy expresses sadness over IT layoff

Chennai: Founder Chairman of Infosys N R Narayana Murthy expressed sadness over the IT companies laying off their employees as part of cost cutting strategy. “It is sad,’ Murthy said on a query about recent IT layoffs. He, however, did not elaborate on the matter. Infosys had announced that it could hand out pink slips to hundreds of mid and senior level employees as it carries out bi annual performance

Masked men kill security guard at Besant Nagar

Chennai: A  security  guard  in  an  apartment  in  Besant  Nagar  was  killed  by  masked  men. Chandran (67), a resident of Damodarapuram at Adyar, was working in the apartment located on Third Avenue. At around 8 pm Friday, two masked men on a two-wheeler hit Chandran with an iron road and escaped. Alerted by Chadran’s scream, residents of the building rushed out and took him to Government Royapettah Hospital. He was

It's time to break menstruation taboos

Chennai: “Do not enter the kitchen”, “Do not touch the pickle”, “Do not water the plants”, “Do not enter the pooja room”. Most girls must have come across these taboos at some point in their life. Menstruation undoubtedly is a nightmare for girls / women as they are bombarded with a huge list of dos and don’ts. The girl is called impure, cursed and treated as such. She is made