Review: Sachin a billion dreams - Realistic biopic

For those who belong to 1990s, the major unifying factor then was  a  young  man  wielding  his  willow  for  the  nation  –  Sachin  Tendulkar. They cried when he was dismissed and burst in joy when he scored a hundred. Sachin: A Billion Dreams is a honest and sincere bio-pic on the legend of Indian cricket, who was the hope of a  struggling  nation  in  90s  and  the  messiah  of  the 

Hotels, restaurants protest against GST tax

Chennai: Tamilnadu Hotels and Restaurant Association, in protest against the GST, has announced that all hotels and restaurants in the State will down their shutters on 30 May from 6 am to 6 pm. The South India Hotels and Restaurants Association (SIHRA) had earlier announced in a statement that the hospitality and hotel industry is reeling under losses since 2009 due to economic and other conditions. The recently Supreme Court

Activists turn to toddy with TASMAC ban

Chennai: The Supreme Court’s order to ban all  liquor  outlets  within  500  metres  from  the  State  and  National  Highways from 1 April 2017 has sparked a controversy throughout the country. Although  the  order  was  made  to  minimise road accidents caused due to drunken driving, the decision has not  gone  well  with  tipplers  as  well  as  governments,  including  that  of  Tamilnadu. While tipplers are protesting the closure  of  liquor  shops,  the 

Missing model Gaanam Nair back with family

Chennai: City model, Gaanam Nair, who had been missing for four days, got back with her family this evening. Sources say that she was depressed and went off course. Though she had returned back home, police investigations are on. Gaanam Nair, a model-turned-actress, went missing on Friday morning while on way to her Nungambakkam office from her Virugambakkam home. After two days, her family members lodged a complaint with the

Stokes would be pillar of support for England

London: Ben Stokes would be the first to say England are more than a one-man team but if anyone sums up their revival in limited overs cricket, it is the dynamic Durham all-rounder. Just over two years since a defeat by Bangladesh in Adelaide sealed their embarrassing first-round exit from the 2015 World Cup, England face the Tigers in the Champions Trophy opener at The Oval on Thursday with genuine optimism they can at last

Pharmacies on nationwide bandh on 30 May

Chennai: The All India Organisation of Chemists & Druggists (AIOCD) has called for a nationwide bandh on 30 May protesting several issues that have been plaguing the pharma industry lately. The strike focuses on three main things- sale of drugs through the internet, reduced margin on medicines for retail pharmacies and against central e-portal for pharmacies. Owner of a pharmacy at Anna Nagar, G Ashokan says,”I have been running this

CBSE: Chennai records 92.60 per cent pass

Chennai: The city is brimming with pride after Chennai region secured second place in  the  Central  Board  of Secondary Examination (CBSE). City  students,  P  Sundar  Raman  from  Chettinad  Vidyashram  and  Aditya  Vavre  from  Maharishi  Vidya  Mandir  School  secured  492  out  of  500 marks in CBSE class 12 examinations. Incidentally,  both  toppers  want  to  pursue computer science in IIT. “I am confident of getting a high rank in JEE (Advanced)  exam. 

Vision-affected topper wants to become entrepreneur

Chennai: After  the  much  awaited  CBSE  were  declared,  all  eyes  were  on  Dharshana  M  V  from  Krishnagiri  who aced the exam scoring 96.6 per cent,  bagging  the  third  rank  in  the  differently-abled category. “I  am  very  happy,”  beamed  Dharshana who studied in Nalanda International Public School in Krishnagiri. Dharshana  suffers  from  microcornea which has rendered her right eye almost a ‘nil vision’ and the left eye with partial vision. Dharshana

Civil supplies officials check smart cards

Chennai: Tamilnadu  Civil  Supplies  Corporation  officials  are  visiting  the  residences of consumers to verify the public distribution system smart cards that have been issued. The move is said  to  be  made  following  several  allegations that many non-natives of the State are trying to get the smart cards with fake addresses. A Civil Supplies Corporation official said there are reports of many people from  other  States,  who  are  temporarily working here,

CM chairs meet with Education minister, officials

Chennai: A high level meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy with officials of the school education department at the Secretariat today. Sources said that the meeting was held to discuss about the department’s activities and future plans. School Education Minister K A Sengottaiyan was also present during the meeting. The meeting has come just after the government’s announcement on a series of reforms in school education policies. The

Madipakkam lake contaminated by sewage

Chennai: Drainage  lines  and  canals  are  long time issues in the neighbourhood and their problems aggravate during  monsoons. Very  recently,  canals  connecting  Madipakkam  Lake have been closed by the officials after fish in the water body began to die. Despite such measures, drainage mixes up with fresh water near Lake View Road Extension. At  present,  the  civic  body  has  started  storm  water  drain  repair  operations  at  Medavakkam  Main  Road. Before