EC official bribery case: Delhi Police team returns from Chennai

New Delhi /Chennai: The Delhi Police’s Crime Branch team returned to the national capital this evening along with AIADMK (Amma) leader TTV Dhinakaran after finishing their Chennai leg of the probe into the case of attempt to bribe EC officials. Winding up the three day visit to Chennai, which involved questioning several suspects and conducting searches at the residences of Dhinakaran and his friend Mallikarjuna, the police team landed here

Students to be given one mark each in Plus two Bio-zoology exam

Chennai: The Madras High Court has directed authorities that all Plus Two students, who had attempted question number 16 in Section-A of Part-II in bio-zoology subject, should be given one mark each. Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana, passing orders on a batch of pleas, asked the director of government examinations to take necessary steps to award one mark each for students, and/or recompute the marks if the evaluation is already done. “When

HC comes to the rescue of 38 rural students

Chennai: The Madras High Court has come to the rescue of 38 rural students aspiring for medical seats, who submitted their applications for NEET exams, a week prior to the last date but could not remit the examination fees online due to non-receipt of a One Time Password. The CBSE is directed to accept the fees from the petitioners with respect to their application forms as registered online through RTGS

Many events to mark Ramanujar Jayanthi

Chennai: Lifco Charities Trust is presenting Bhagawad Ramanujar Sahasrabdi, a year long celebration- commemorating the 1000th year of Saint Ramanujar. Various events like Rath Yatra Ramanuja Dharisanam and Recitation competition- Bhaja Ramanujam have already been started. The ongoing event is A Spiritual Exhibition – Arpudha Ramanujar. The upcoming event is a Global Unison- Jagadacharyan Bhagavad Ramanujar. Ramanuja Dharisanam- Yatra began on 18 of January at Triplicane Parthasarathy Swami Temple. The

16-year-old boy is an expert in kolam

Chennai: While Kolam is perceived as an art related to women, here is a 16-year-old boy who proves there is no gender bias for art if you have passion towards to it. G Maniswamy, a resident of Thampanoor in Kerala says that he was interested in paintings, drawings and collection of antiques at a very young age. “When I was 14, we settled in Thiruvananathapuram during which I was attracted

CG bids farewell to old workhorse

Chennai: It was an emotional time at Chennai port yesterday as the sun disappeared over the horizon when Coast Guard (eastern region) bid farewell to its ship ICGS Varad. The ship was decommissioned over a traditional naval ceremony in the presence of Commander of Coast Guard EasternRegion Inspector General Rajan Bargotra. Commanding Officer of the Ship Commandant Anwar Khan commanded the ceremonial parade and made the final decommissioning report to

Sundaram Home Finance to raise over Rs 1,700 cr

Chennai: Sundaram BNP Paribas Home Finance’s net profit for the year ended 31 March 2017 stood at Rs 154 crore, against Rs 153 crore registered the previous year. A press release said, loan disbursements for the year went up 5 per cent to Rs 1,831 crore, against Rs 1,743 crore last year. Net NPA continued to be below 1 per cent at 0.98 per cent as on 31 March. The total loan

Academicans, scholars to attend literary event in Chennai

Chennai: Allahabad based Bhasha Sangam will release a souvenir to mark 50 years of literary journey of Hindi pandit M Govindarajan on Sunday at 10:30 am at Ramakrishna Mission Higher Secondary School auditorium, Burkit Road, T Nagar. Tamil University’s Vice-Chancellor, K Bhaskaran will be the chief guest. Ramakrishna Mission Ashram’s secretary, Padmasthanandaji Maharaj will preside over the event. Justice S Vimala will release the souvenir and deliver special address. Research

Four judges to retire from Madras High Court

Chennai: The farewell party for the four Madras High Court Judges who are set to retire next month was given yesterday. With their retirement, the judges strength of the court will come down to 49 against the sanctioned 75. Those who will retire on different dates during May are Justices S Nagamuthu, S Palanivelu, T Mathivanan and P Devadass. The party was held yesterday as it is the last working

This Chennai girl excels in Bharatanatyam, karate

Chennai: Meet S Ratchana Sai (16), a talented girl from Choolaimedu, in the city who excels both in Bharatanatyam and Karate. The 11th standard girl spoke to News Today about her aspirations for the future. ‘Bharatanatyam is associated with our culture and tradition. So I was attracted to it and decided to train in this dance form, revealed  Ratchana, who is studying in the DAV Boarding School, Kelambakkam in the

Will Madras University convocation be held?

Chennai: It has been more than 14 months since the University of Madras is reeling under administrative and academic turmoil due to the absence of a Vice-Chancellor. Now a new problem has cropped up in the conduct of convocation. The Syndicate members are trying to find a solution to hold the graduation event of 2015-2016 batch of students and for the set which will complete its degree in May. Following