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IPL a good platform for players like me: Thampi

Rajkot: Kerala pacer Basil Thampi, who was picked up by Gujarat Lions for IPL-10, feels that being a part of this T20 tournament is a big opportunity for young domestic players like him. “IPL is a good platform for young domestic players, who get a chance to play with and against international players and for me its a big opportunity,” Thampi told media persons here at Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) stadium

TN CM to present medals to passing-out cops

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will tomorrow attend the passing out parade of the Tamilnadu Police Academy at Vandalur here. At the event, he will accept the guard of honour, witness the passing out parade, besides presenting medals and prizes to police personnel. He will also inaugurate Rs 16.68 crore worth completed projects and deliver special address. Ministers and top officials will attend the function.

R K Nagar by-election: Top EC official in Chennai

Chennai: Even as political parties and poll officials are working overtime for RK Nagar by-election, Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha visited Chennai today to oversee preparations. His visit comes a day after the main opposition DMK filed a complaint with the Election Commission in New Delhi, alleging malpractices. Sinha participated in three different meetings with top officials who are involved in conducting the 12 April by-poll, which is witnessing a

BMW Chennai plant celebrates 10th anniversary

Chennai: BMW Plant in Chennai is celebrating its 10 years of production in India. A press note said that the Chennai factory was started on 29 March 2007. BMW Group India, president, Vikram Pawah, said, “It is a day of great joy and pride for all of us at BMW Group to celebrate the 10th anniversary of BMW Plant Chennai. The sheer driving pleasure of our customers has been shaped with

Five transgenders abuse policeman, get booked

Chennai: The police have registered case against five transgenders for abusing a policeman at Nelson Manickam Road in the city last night. The incident was recorded as a video by passersby and posted online. The video shows a group of transgenders cursing and abusing Sub-Inspector Rajkumar of Aminjikarai station during the late hours of Wednesday. The policeman asks the group of transgenders, who were suspiciously standing near the Shoban Babu

TII launches online bicycle brand

Chennai: Tube Investments of India (TII), a part of the Murugappa Group has launched an online bicycle brand. A press release said, brand Brooks will offer city, off-road and kids bicycles and will be available for sale on the e-store, Nine models have been launched in the price range of Rs 5299 – Rs 10625. The brand will also be made available through e-commerce portals Flipkart. TII, managing director, L

Chennaiite creates markets for tender coconuts abroad

Chennai: Tamilnadu’’s farm products always have a market value across the globe. Here is a 54-year-old tender coconut vendor in Velacheri in the city who is marketing on this fact. Working from his small house in Quademillath Street near Perungudi toll booth in the locality, S A Khaja had successfully sent his first consignment of tender coconuts abroad in their natural shells to Australia. The family claims that this is