Youngster to take up solo cycling from Chennai to Bhutan

Cyclist S Sathish Kumar, who took up solo cycling from Chennai to Delhi last year has set on a mission to cycle all the way from Chennai to Bhutan, to create awareness on polio eradication. Continue Reading

Actress murder: House-owner raises doubts about Sandhya’s death

Disbelief. Shock. These were the reactions from the house owner and a neighbour when News Today visited the spot and asked them about the murder of small-time actress Sandhya by her husband-director Balakrishnan. Continue Reading

Ex-Councillor in Chennai makes Sivan Park festival destination

One man’s effort made nearly one lakh people happy during Pongal festival at Sivan Park, K K Nagar. The extraordinary lightings and cultural programmes drew people not only from the neighbourhood, but also from other parts of the city. Continue Reading

NGOs put up posters across Chennai to retrieve encroached temple tank

Three non-governmental organisations have stepped in for removal of encroachments on Sri Vengeeswarar Sivan Temple Tank on 100 Feet Road. The temple’s main entrance is on Saidapet Road, Vadapalani. Continue Reading

4,217 LED lights have been installed so far in Chennai suburb

With almost 95 per cent of sodium vapour lights (SVL) have been replaced with light emitting diode (LED) lighting in the neighourbood comprising K K Nagar, Ashok Nagar, MGR Nagar, Jafferkhanpet and Nesapakkam, there seems to be positive points. Continue Reading

Come as intern to ‘News Today’, go as journalist

Internships in a media house play a vital role for budding journalists. For that, I must be the most gifted person, who got a chance to do internship in ‘News Today’ in 2001 and got a job at the fag-end of 2002. Continue Reading

Banker-cum-storyteller comes up with app on Indian epics

In 2013, Sriram Raghavan was reading a book at a temple in New York. A Indian girl approached him and asked what he was reading. He told her it was Mahabharata. Can I read it on Facebook, she asked him. This led Sriram to wonder why don’t he create an app to make the children of the 21st century learn about Indian culture. Continue Reading

Auto driver in Chennai returns lost documents to passenger

Fifty-year-old auto driver Devaraj, a resident of Triplicane, returned valuable documents absent-mindedly left behind by social activist Kadayam Shardlow Ramasamy in the vehicle. Continue Reading