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Chennai karate boy aspires to join Army

Chennai: SIDCO Nagar-based Karate champion V Bhavesh, in the city who is making giant strides, aims to become an army officer in future. The ninth standard student of Kendriya Vidyalaya (Anna Nagar) revealed this during an interaction with with News Today recently. Bhavesh won first place in State level karate championship held at J J Basketball Indoor Stadium on 22 October last year. Earlier, he won a second prize in

Compost demo provided by experts at Chennai park

Chennai: Rotary International in the city launched a fellowship of nature loving at Panagal Park in T Nagar in Chennai recently. A press release said the programme was held under the chairmanship of Mythili Muralidharan and inaugurated by Natarajan Nagoji, both officials of Rotary movement. Along with Rotarians, walkers of the park and members of Thiru Vi Ka Pechu Payilarangam took pledge for ‘Go Green’ at the venue. Notable among

Arterial junction crossing in Chennai to be made easy

Chennai: Residents of Rangan Street, Mangesh Street and Ramanathan Street, in T Nagar in the city find it tedious to cross South Usman Road in the region under the flyover. The area earmarked for the purpose is encroached by unauthorised parking, dumping of debris. Pointing out the difficulties, VS Jayaraman, a long time resident of Motilal Street said “Following the construction of Usman Road flyover, crossing from one end to

SWD works reduce road space in Chennai suburb

Chennai: Samayapuram Salai, near the Chennai-Bengaluru Expressway, in the city is the recent recipient of the ubiquitous SWD work that can be seen in most places around the Porur locality in the region now. Since the road is situated near the expressway, it is frequently used by heavy vehicles. Although the road is not closed, the SWD work has taken up quite a lot of space, rendering the road too

Shaken and stirred

It now appears that the Supreme Court ruling barring the sale of liquor within 500 metres of highways though well-intentioned was not well-thought-out. It has indeed opened up a Pandora’s Box with its crippling effect on government revenues and the scary fallout of throwing thousands out of jobs. Tourism will doubtlessly be badly hit by the measure. Estimates made by the government say that the States would lose a whopping

Charanraj's son makes his debut as hero

Tej Charanraj, son of veteran actor Charanraj is all set to make his Kollywood debut. He will be playing the lead role in a family drama titled Lali Lali Aararo. Directed by Lingan Rajali, the movie is about the bonding between a youngster and his mother and a girl with her father. Produced by Aarupadayappan, the film also features Manobala, Jeevaravi, and Laksmipriya Menon in key roles. Music is by

Basketball tourney: Hindustan, MCC emerge winners

Chennai: Madras Christian College, Chennai struggled to beat SRM University in its fi rst league of the fi rst South India inter- collegiate invitation basketball tournament for Jeppiaar trophy, conducted by Jeppiaar institute of technology, Sriperumpudur at their premises late yesterday. It was a good treat for the audience from the start, SRM boys without coach, defended well and gained 7 points lead in the 4 minutes play. Once the

Rajini's 2.0 to release in 7 languages

Rajinikanth starrer 2.0, a sequel to his earlier hit Endhiran, produced by Lyca, will be simultaneously released in seven languages including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin. Shot in 3D technology, the film directed by Shankar, has Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Adil Hussain and Sudhanshu Pandey in important roles. 2.0 will be hitting the screens this Deepavali. Music is by A R Rahman and plans are on

Sivalinga is a mix of mass & class: Lawrence

After several delays, Raghava Lawrence starrer Sivalinga is hitting the screens on 14 April. Directed by P Vasu, it is a remake of Kannada blockbuster titled the same, helmed by P Vasu. The Tamil version features Rithika Singh, Vadivelu and Sakthi Vasu alongside Lawrence. Speaking to News Today, Raghava Lawrence says, “Vasu sir offered me Sivalinga when I was looking out for script-oriented films. But there are mass elements in

Shocking charges on Chennai start-up

Chennai: City based recruitment company, PiQube has been in troubled waters owing to lack of sufficient funds. Unable to pay salaries to its employees, the company has let go of over 80 per cent of its staff. For several employees of the recruitment consultancy PiQube, what was once the hope that they will get their dues eventually has now descended into despair, say reports. The list of who have not

New H-1B rules and their impact on Indian IT firms

Chennai: The Trump administration has issued a stern warning to US companies not to discriminate against qualified American workers by misusing the H-1B work visas programme, the most sought-after by Indian IT firms and professionals. “The Justice Department will not tolerate employers misusing the H-1B visa process to discriminate against US workers,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Tom Wheeler of the Civil Rights Division. He also cautioned that the Justice