Don’t neglect sports, ADGP tells students

Chennai: Additional Director General of Police, C Sylendra Babu, advised students to not only excel in studies and also in sports and building leadership qualities.  Participating in the 17th annual day celebration of Shri A Ganesan Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Velacheri, recently, he said, “Spending time equally in sports and academics will help you lead a successful life. In addition, parents need to stop discouraging their children by comparing their

Role of African-Americans in US’s rise hailed

Chennai: The important role played by African-Americans in the country’s growth was highlighted by speakers at an event organised by the US Consulate General here. The Consulate commemorated African-American history month at a function held at the Presidency College yesterday. A documentary – ‘The March,’ which narrates the story of the historic ‘March on Washington’ led by Dr Martin Luther King (Jr) was screened to mark the occasion. US Consulate

Man killed by speeding bus

Chennai: A 62-year-old man was fatally knocked down by an omni bus at Ekattuthangal last night. The victim Babu, a resident of Ambal Nagar, was returning from his daughter’s home in K K Nagar. At around 10.30 pm Babu was hit while crossing the road, by a bus which was heading to Thanjavur. He was rushed to an hospital in K K Nagar where he was declared dead. The bus

Water problems: Chennai looks for solutions

Chennai: Summer has not arrived yet and despite of being surrounded by three rivers and many more lakes including five wetlands, the city has already started showing signs of water scarcity. And if one is to go by what experts predict, the next some months are going to be too harsh. The severe water crisis in the coming months, they say, is a result of the 60 per cent deficit

Tipplers demand de-addiction centres

Chennai: After Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami’s move to close 500 more Tamilnadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) liquor outlets in the State, tipplers and alcoholics seek de-addiction centres to be opened at the earliest – as promised by the government. They say they cannot sustain without a product they have been addicted to for so many years. The highlight of last year’s Assembly elections was the promise for either implementing complete

EPFO simplifies claim forms

Chennai: The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has said that subscribers who have linked their Aadhaar number and bank account details can submit claim forms without the attestation of employers. The EPFO has also simplified the submission of composite claim forms. Subscribers can self-certify instead of submitting various certificates.

CM to leave for Delhi tomorrow

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will most likely leave for New Delhi tomorrow, and will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. According to airport sources, he will take a flight to the capital tomorrow night and will return on Tuesday. This will be the first Delhi visit by Palaniswami after becoming the Chief Minister and he will be accompanied by top officials and senior Ministers. “During his meeting