2017

An exercise in gas

FAQs on Neduvasal hydrocarbon project Chennai, Mar 1 : After being in the boil since December last, the State is finally… no, wait, we have news coming in that the protest against the hydrocarbon project in Neduvasal is snowballing into a big crisis-like situation that Tamilnadu is now so used to, and without which dire withdrawal symptoms were kicking in. Already media houses (read TV channels) have dispatched their most

'Find solutions to agriculture and water resource crisis'

Neyveli: Younger generation should dedicate themselves to the task of finding scientific solutions to the looming crisis in the areas of agriculture and water resource management, said Neyveli Lignite Corporation of India (NLCI) director (Human Resources), R Vikraman. Participating in the National Science Day celebration, jointly organised by NLCI and Neyveli Chapter of Tamilnadu Science Forum at Learning & Development Centre, Neyveli Township on Tuesday, he said India was making

Kamal’s surprise meet with British Queen

London: Actor Kamal Haasan had been to England recently and called on Queen Elizabeth. Later he went to USA to resume the shoot for Sabaash Naidu. The Vishwaroopam actor said, “The Queen seemed in good health and remembered her visit to India fondly. The Duke of Edinburgh was in great shape and health as well.” He further said, “The exchange was brief as there were too many people. You might remember

Now, Vishal speaks up for scrapping Neduvasal project

Chennai: “We should all raise voice and save Neduvasal as the proposed hydrocarbon project is a threat to farmers”, said actor and Nadigar Sangam general secretary Vishal. Speaking at the audio launch of Oru Kanavu Pola, Vishal, said, “We should join hands and fight for the survival of agriculturists. It is time for action”. Ramakrishnan of Kungamapoovum Konjupuravum and Soundararaja of Sundarapandiyan fame are playing the lead roles in Oru

VIT Chancellor laments lack of research

Vellore: “Scientist C V Raman brought fame to the country through his famous discovery, Raman Effect. But in all these years, only a handful of our home-grown scientists, including him, have received Nobel prize. So, there is a dire need for our budding scientists to undertake research in the field of science and technology,” urged chancellor of VIT University, G Viswanathan. He made the observation here yesterday during VIT University’s

Report on best practices in TN colleges

Chennai: “People keep saying that students do not have practical knowledge nowadays and with technology ever-changing, students need to be empowered,” said ICT Academy CEO M Sivakumar at the media conference organised to launch the report ‘Best Practices – Higher Education, Tamilnadu’ in Chennai yesterday. The report is a compilation of 50 best ideas received from 142 institutions all over Tamilnadu, he stated. He added that the report will be

Security tightened ahead of Pranab's visit

Chennai: The police department has tightened the security arrangements ahead of President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to the city. The President will be visiting the Theosophical society to attend the centenary celebrations of Women’s Indian Association on Thursday. He will also attend an event at Air Force Station in Tambaram on Friday. Pranab, who is also the supreme commander of Indian Armed Forces, will be at hand to present the President’s