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People with autism have super ability

Chennai: People with autism may not be able to do work like others, but they may display exceptional talents, said consultant (emotional intelligence) Usha Ramakrishnan. She was speaking at a symposium on “the concept of multiple intelligences as described by Howard Gardner and its application to people with autism spectrum disorders” organised by Neurokrish – Trimed in association with Vidya Sagar, an NGO into providing care for children affected with

Engineers asked to embrace broader vision

Chennai: Commissioner of Technical Education, DOTE, Government of Tamilnadu, Rajendra Ratnoo, said that engineering graduates should embrace broader vision of the professional role to inevitable progress like globalisation and global issues reaching critical levels. He made the statement while speaking at the 17th graduation day of Easwari Engineering College, which was held recently. He also stressed the need for new outcome based learning by pursing professional ethics, accountability and the

Police in protest mode; DGP warns

Chennai: Social media is abuzz with posts supporting the recognition of Tamilnadu Constabulary Association, which is believed to ease work burden on police constables. A new post has also urged policemen to protest before the police Commissioner office to bring the association into function. This comes a day after Tamilnadu Director General of Police (DGP) T K Rajendran issued a circular to top police officials, alerting them to have a

Top cop talks tough against drug peddlers

Chennai: Chennai Police Commissioner A K Viswanathan today warned about strict action against drug peddlers in the city. Speaking at an awareness rally held by the police department at Koyambedu here, the Commissioner said that the drug dealers, especially those who sell near schools and colleges, will be arrested under Goondas Act. The rally was conducted in association with Serene Life Hospital to commemorate International Day against drug abuse and

Karaikal Port aims to touch 10 mn tonnes cargo

Chennai: When we compare the growth of waterways and airways, its airways which race past mainly because of transit times. But not to forget, waterways are preferred choice when volumes are high. For example, Karaikal Port handles 9.1 million tonnes of cargo on a yearly basis and this year, we are expecting it to touch 10 million tonnes, said director and promoter of Karaikal Port, G R K Reddy. Speaking to

Fake govt officials held at Chennai

Chennai: A 44-year-old man who posed as a forest officer and cheated people promising jobs, was arrested near Kovalam here. Police said Anandan, a resident of Sholinganallur, posed as a forest ranger and was checking vehicles on the ECR along with three others. During their fake vehicle checks, one of the car owners doubted his identity and alerted the Kelambakkam Police. All the four were immediately arrested. Upon investigation, it

Beyond GST

As India awaits the introduction of its historic GST regime with bated breath, it will be prudent to take a look at the experiences of other countries on the introduction of GST and tackling related challenges. Given the manifold increase in complexities in India, the government needs to invest adequate resources to ensure that the benefits of GST palpably reach consumers. One is not certain if necessary steps have been

‘It’s Atharvaa special’

Atharvaa starrer Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum is all set to release this July. The film stars Pranitha Subhash, Regina Cassandra, Aishwarya Rajesh and Aaditi Pohankar as heroines. Soori plays the comedian. Mottai Rajendran is also in the cast. The movie marks the directorial debut of Odam Ilavarasu and is being produced by T Siva. Music is by D Imman. Cinematography is by Sree Saravanan. Much recently, the audio of the

Jai’s next is a horror thriller

The teaser of Balloon, starring Jai and Anjali in the lead roles was out recently. Like most horror films, a haunted house seems to be the source of all the sufferings endured by the characters in the film. To make things more interesting, the house is haunted by the one who used to sell balloons in a clown’s costume when he was alive. The clown is out for blood. Going

Rajini to go to USA

Rajinikanth began shooting for the new schedule of his gangster film Kaala from yesterday (24 June) in Mumbai. Sources say that after completing the second schedule of Kaala, Rajinikanth will be visiting USA for his routine medical check-up. Last time Rajinikanth’s elder daughter Aishwarya accompanied the Superstar for the health checkup and they stayed there for more than a month before returning to Chennai for the shoot of 2.0. According to