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Smart ration cards will be distributed from 1 April

Chennai: After all the delay, the State government has at last got ready to distribute smart cards under the Public Distribution System from 1 April. Officials from the Food and Civil Supplies Department said they are all set to issue the cards that have already reached the district collectorates. The ration cards that are in use in the State now were issued in 2005. Although the cards expired in 2009,

Gaping hole forms on arterial Anna Salai

Chennai: The arterial Anna Salai witnessed yet another cave in today, this time near the Church Park School bus stop. Not just that, some fluid was overflowing from the hole, triggering tension and bringing traffic to a halt. But soon, officials jumped into action and closed it. A probe is on to find out whether it is because of the Metro Rail work. In the past too, the city witnessed

Will compete for batsman slot in Team India: Dinesh Karthik

Vishakapattinam: Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who has consistently been amongst the runs in the domestic circuit, is now eyeing a batsman’s slot in the national team, knowing all too well that it was far from easy to displace Wriddhiman Saha and Mahendra Singh Dhoni from their respective positions in Tests and limited overs cricket. Experienced stumper Dinesh Karthik slammed a 91-ball 126 to power Tamilnadu to title triumph in the Deodhar Trophy

Foot wear trend for fashionistas

  Chennai: Experts say, people notice your foot first, before noticing your face. It’s of utmost importance to be in the trend of footwear which need to be comfortable, yet very stylish. Fear not ladies. Monisha Dhananjeyan, style expert from Chennai, brings you a list of must- have shoes to help you pick the right one, next time you go for shopping. Flat Sandals Sandals are an essential pick you

Rafael Nadal downs Jack Sock

Miami: Rafa Nadal moved into the Miami Open semi-finals with a straight sets win over American Jack Sock on Wednesday, while second seed Kei Nishikori was sent packing after going down 6-4 6-2 to unseeded Italian Fabio Fognini. Nadal staved off four break points to avoid going down a doublebreak early in the second set, a pivotal game that set the stage for his 6-2 6-3 victory on the Crandon Park

Mixed reviews for French video heartbreak

Paris: The experiment with video assistance that backfired on France against Spain earned mixed reviews today, praised for fairness but condemned for killing the spectacle. France lost 2-0 in Paris on Tuesday in a game in which the Spanish side benefitted twice from crucial video assistant referee decisions. A goal against the Spanish was disallowed after it was ruled off-side in consultation with the video and a Spanish goal disallowed

Rs 1,500 cr loss as lorries keep off roads

Chennai: Lorry movement in the State came to a grinding halt today as the truckers went on a indefinite strike reiterating the demands of the South India Motor Transport Association (SIMTA). Following the strike, a meeting was arranged between State Minister for Transport, M R Vijayabhaskar and the lorry owners. Sources said that close to four and half lakh lorries were not operated today leading to a revenue loss of