May 2017

e-Seva centres in Chennai pose server problems

Chennai: The Tamilnadu government’s eSeva centres in Chennai are facing frequent server problems creating a hard time for the public. With college admissions on full swing, students approach these centres to get mandatory certificates. The continuous server issue has largely affected students and despite repeated complaints, no corrective measure has been undertaken. e-Seva centres are being run by the Tamilnadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation (TACTV) across the State to provide

Admissions open at Ashraya for new academic year

Chennai: Admissions to Ashraya, a special school for differently-abled children run by Southern Railway Women’s Headquarters Organisation (SRWHO) is open for the academic year 2017 – 2018. According to a press release, the school offers individualised educational programme for children from the age of six years. Application forms can be obtained at the school’s office at No 123, Railway Colony, Poonamalee High Road, Egmore, Chennai – 600 008. For details,

Udhay turns it professional

The first look of Udhayanidhi’s next film Ippadai Vellum was revealed on Wednesday. The movie is directed by Gaurav of Thoonganagaram fame. Udhayanidhi plays a software engineer. Manjima Mohan plays the female lead. Manjima also plays an IT professional. The shoot for the film is over. Dubbing and the post-production work are on. Plans are on to release the movie soon.

How TN politicians turn favourites to meme creators?

Chennai: In recent days, Tamilnadu politics has been witnessing politicians making sensational (and some insensitive) statements to the media, which in turn create huge buzz in the social media in forms of memes and trolls. Probably, Nanjil Sampath, the spokes person of the AIADMK Amma, could be the first one to come to the mind, when one thinks about such talks in Tamilnadu politics. He is one of the most

HC directs police to investigate 'Natham'

Chennai: The Madras High Court today directed Tiruchi city police to carry out investigation on former State Electricity Minister and member of AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) Natham Viswanathan over an alleged cheating of Rs 50 lakh in providing solar power facility. Loganathan from Tiruchi had filed a cheating complaint against the former Minister and approached the Madras High Court Bench for the same. In his complaint, the petitioner alleged that

Plenty for Priya Anand

“I am choosy about my work. I want to take it slow and do quality movies that people talk about for a long time”, says actress Priya Anand. Being in the industry for almost a decade, she has acted in films in all south Indian language. She  says, “I want to try various genre and give my best.” Speaking to News Today on the side lines of Shiksha, an event

Committee meets to decide engineering fees

Chennai: With engineering college counselling process set to start soon, the fee-committee has come up with rules and regulation on capping the tuition fees for colleges. The fee-committee met today, to chalk out rules and regulations particularly for the management quotas. According to sources, for management colleges, the fees would be between Rs 70,000 and one lakh. This would be implement from this year onwards and a final decision is

Searing days ahead as heat wave is here to stay

Chennai: After slight dip in mercury levels last week, people in several parts of Tamilnadu suffered from intense heat wave conditions for the last couple of days as the temperature soared high. Tiruttani recorded 43 degrees Celsius today, the hottest in Tamilnadu. Met department said, heat waves will be there for the next two days. An official from the Meteorological Department said, “In Chennai, Meenambakkam and Nungambakkam recorded a maximum

Kanithan goes to tollywood

Remember Atharvaa starrer Kanithan. It released a couple of years ago is all set to be remade in Telugu. The movie featured Catherine Teresa opposite Atharvaa and was directed by Santhosh, a former assistant to AR Murugadoss. It was produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu’s V Creations. Sources say that the Telugu remake rights has been sold for a huge sum. Santhosh will direct the Telugu version too. Kanithan is a

Vandalur zoo keeps animals cool during heat

Chennai: With Chennai reeling under the Kathiri veyil (scorching heat condition), animals and birds are among the most affected. While the ones in their natural habitat can adapt to the weather, the animals in zoos and other man-made places find it difficult. Case in point is Chennai’s greatest tourist attraction, Arignar Anna Zoological Park at Vandalur. The management is taking ample measures to make sure all the animals are able

Minister inspects desilting work of temple tank

Chennai: Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Minister Sevvoor S Ramachandran inspected Raveeswarar Temple, Vyasarpadi on Wednesday to start the desilting work of the tank. A sum of Rs 2.50 lakh has been allotted towards several developmental activities in the locality including cleaning the temple tank. The money has been allotted from MLA’s Local Area Development Fund, an official press release said. Speaking to mediapersons after the inspection, the Minister said,