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Chennai marathon runner achieves feat in South Africa

Chennai: T T Balaji, a businessman residing at Mugappair West, in the city has successfully completed the 87 kilometres comrades marathon held in South Africa. He took up the challenge and practised hard for 12 months with disciplined diet and a rigorous workout schedule which made him stronger mentally and physically. He is a part of ‘Mogappair Fitness Circle in the locality.’ Speaking with News Today, Balaji (43) said, “‘I

Stalin: Get President's assent for TN NEET bill

Chennai: DMK working president M K Stalin has said securing the presidential nod for the bill passed in the Assembly to exempt Tamilnadu from NEET examination was the only solution to safeguard the interests of the students from the State. “The recent announcement by Edappadi K Palaniswami government about medical admissions being solely based on NEET scores is an attempt to divert the issue away from the spectacular failure of

Competition & innovation give us growth: IBBI chief

Chennai: “Each stakeholder is on a learning curve when it comes to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and those learnings are yet to get codified. Once a few successful transactions are completed, the learnings will get better and the process can be speeded up,” said Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) chairperson M S Sahoo. Delivering a speech at a conference on “Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code-RERA and BTA”, organised

Promote entrepreneurs to develop nation: Minister

Chennai: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that the true growth of a nation is not measured in GDP, but by its human development. Delivering the 33rd Nani Palkhivala Memorial Lecture at Ethiraj College for Women on the topic “Putting India on the Fast Track” here on Saturday, he said, “To develop the country, the government should play the role of an enabler and promote entrepreneurship. Empowering every citizens of

Argentina film festival in Chennai

Chennai: Indo-Cine Appreciation Foundation in association with the Embassy of Argentine Republic, New Delhi is organising Argentine film festival at Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Alwarpet, from 28 to 30 June. Ambassador of Argentina to India Maria Cristina Ueltschi will inaugurate the festival at 6.15 pm. Cine artiste Mathumila will light the traditional lamp. Apart from movies, two short films will be screened each day. Son of the Bride

CM announces Rs 10 lakh for Rifath Sharook, team

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh to Rifath Sharook and his team who developed “KalamSat”, a 64 gram satellite that was launched by NASA. In a suo moto statement in Assembly on Saturday, Palaniswami said, “To further encourage,” Sharook and his team who brought laurels to India and in particular Tamilnadu, Rs 10 lakh will be given by the government to

Rail facility in TN gets a fillip

 Chennai: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu launched a series of initiatives taken up under Southern Railway here on Saturday. He inaugurated 11 projects and passenger amenities in Chennai along with Tiruchi and Madurai railway stations. Speaking prior to the event, the Railway Minister said the MRTS connectivity from Velacheri to St Thomas Mount will be completed in 18 months once a land of 0.5 km is acquired. He also said

Penning women power

Chennai, June 25: “Working in the field of journalism for 25 years and then getting into writing is not an easy path but I have had the most fun these years,” says Sudha Menon, a journalist-cum-writer. Sudha Menon, who is the author of four non-fiction books, Leading Ladies: Women Who Inspire India, Legacy: Letters to Their Daughters from Eminent Indian Men and Women, Gifted: Inspirational Stories of People with Disabilities,

Guv, CM extend Ramzan greetings

Chennai: Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and leaders of various political parties extended their greetings on the eve of Ramzan today. In his message, the Governor, said, “On the auspicious occasion of Ramzan, I extend my heartiest greetings and best wishes to all my Muslim brethren.” “Holy Quaran emphasises on leading a true life and practice of tolerance, forbearance and charity. Let us resolve to follow

‘Polam right’ for Porur flyover

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today formally inaugurated the much awaited Porur flyover here. The facility, aimed at bringing down traffi c snarls at the busy junction, has cost the State Highways Department Rs 54 crore and runs to a length of 505 m and is 17.2 m wide. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister, said, “The flyover is named ‘Bharat Ratna Puratchi Thalaivar Dr MGR’ to commemorate

North Indian duo held for burglary in Chennai

Chennai: Two north Indians were arrested for looting Rs 4.5 lakh from a wholesale shop in Parry’s Corner. The police are searching for three others who were involved in the crime. Police said Vikram Singh (27) and Raju Singh (27) from Hubli, had broken into the shop located on Sikander Street in the first week of June along with three others, who were from Rajasthan. Finding that the cash was