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Bopanna, Cuevas knocked out from Madrid Masters

Madrid: Rohan Bopanna and his parter Pablo Cuevas have been knocked out of the Madrid Open, their second consecutive first-round exit on the ATP World Tour. Bopanna and Cuevas lost their opening match of the elite clay court event 3-6 2-6 to Fabrice Martin and Daniel Nestor. They had also made a first round exit at the Barcelona Open, where they had lost to Henri Kontinen and John Peers.In the

Aussies offered contracts to forgo IPL

Sydney: Cricket Australia team has made an attempt to lure away its key players from the lucrative IPL by offering them multi-year central contracts, a report has claimed. A Sydney Morning Herald report claimed that Pat Howard, CA’s Executive General Manager of team performance, made the approaches at a time when the governing body and the Australian Cricketers’ Association are in dispute over a new pay deal for the players.

Arts & Science courses on high demand this year

Chennai: While the 12th standard students are eagerly awaiting the announcement of their results tomorrow, the process of applying for college admissions is the next hot topic being discussed. There has been a decrease in the number of applicants for engineering colleges and the trend seems to continue this year too as only 44,000 applicants have registered till now online. Registrations for the TNEA single window counselling (SWC) started on

Kumble’s new contract to be discussed

New Delhi: Chief coach Anil Kumble’s fresh contract will be up for discussion after Indian cricket team’s Champions Trophy assignment in England. Kumble, who replaced Ravi Shastri (Team Director) last year as the chief coach before the tour of West Indies, was given a one-year contract till end of June 2017. “Yes, Anil Kumble’s contract as the chief coach will end with India’s campaign in the Champions Trophy. Obviously, there

Over 9 lakh students await Plus-Two results tomorrow

Chennai: Plus-Two students who appeared for the board exams in the State will receive their results, with mark details, within 10 minutes of the results being declared tomorrow, said School Education Minister K A Sengottaiyan. This is being facilitated by the Tamilnadu School Education Department sending SMS to the registered mobiles of the students. More than 9 lakh students who appeared for the Plus-Two board exams in the State are

Fortis Malar completes 150 successful heart transplants

Chennai: Fortis Malar Hospital has conducted 150 successful heart transplants since 2010 in Chennai. Addressing mediapersons, Fortis Centre for Heart Failure and Transplant director (Cardiac Sciences), Dr K R Balakrishnan said this is the first time the hospital has performed this record number of heart transplants in the entire South Asia. He said,”India has found an answer to the organ scarcity question in Tamilnadu. We have been able to achieve

Real makes it after Atleticos’ glorious failure

Madrid: Real Madrid survived an early Atletico Madrid onslaught to reach the Champions League final 4-2 on aggregate on Wednesday and set up a mouth-watering clash against Juventus, Atletico’s coach Simeone. Atletico roared into a two-goal lead in the semi-final second leg with a Saul Niguez header and Antoine Griezmann’s penalty, but Isco notched in the 42nd minute for Real who saw out the game calmly to lose 2-1 on

3-day summer camp for students by IIT-Madras

Chennai: The State government along with IIT-Madras is organising a three-day summer camp for students of Class IX to Class XII from 17 May, from 10 am to 9.30 pm. The focus of the programme is the role of technology to solve social issues. Students can register at www.csie.iitm.ac.in. The registration fees of Rs 900 can be paid on the first day. The fee will be waived for government school

TN yet to implement disabilities act

Chennai: Vivek* (18) has slow learning capabilities and motor skills. This however did not keep him away from pursuing his academics. However, he is now at crossroads to get an engineering seat despite the Central government passing Right for Persons With Disabilities (RPWD) Act 2016. Vivek studied in a normal school until class six. After finding out that he had intellectual disability, his parents took him to a doctor and

Exnora, Corpn to create model colonies

Chennai: Exnora in association with Corporation of Chennai will create model colonies in various parts of city, where garbage will be segregated and composting and recycling activities would be carried out. The initiative was discussed during a conference organised by Exnora Greater Chennai titled ‘Clean & Green Greater Chennai’ at Vani Mahal, T Nagar recently. It was also decided that the ‘Re-Greening Chennai’ a mega tree planting activity, which was

Toll road users to be charged per km

New Delhi: The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is working on a policy that would allow commuters to be charged only for the distance traveled on a toll road. Currently, commuters pay a fixed fee usually for the entire toll road, irrespective of whether they use all or a part of it. Under a so-called open toll policy, the fee payable is a fixed amount based on the length of