BJP’s victory is not Tamil people’s mandate, says MNM chief Kamal

Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give equal importance to Tamilnadu as he would to States where the BJP had won. He was speaking at a post-poll result press conference today at his Alwarpet residence here. Continue Reading

All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament in Chennai (video)

More than 1,000 young shuttlers will compete to bag top honours in the Microplex and Yonex Sunrise All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament starting tomorrow and conducted by the Tamil Nadu Badminton Association at Nehru Stadium. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Rahul says TN being remote-controlled is insult to Tamils

Rahul is in Tamilnadu to kickstart UPA’s campaign for the general elections. Answering a question from a reporter, he said there were three main issues that will be the talking point during the general elections: unemployment, farmer problems and attack on institutions. Continue Reading

2019 elections: DMDK to issue applications for all 40 parliamentary seats

With the AIADMK-DMDK alliance stuck in a tug of war,  the Vijayakanth-led party has announced that it will start issuing application forms for all 40 seats from 24 February for candidates who wish to contest in the general elections. It signals that the party is ready to face the general elections alone. Continue Reading

Governor Purohit stresses on importance of speaking in mother tongue

Pointing out the importance of speaking in one’s mother tongue, Purohit quoted Nelson Mandela – If you talk to a man in a language he understands, it goes to his head. But if you speak in his mother tongue, it goes to his heart.  Continue Reading

Hero’s welcome for DMDK leader Vijayakanth on his return to Chennai

DMDK founder-chief, Vijayakanth’s supporters gathered in thousands this morning to celebrate their Captain’s return from America after two-month-long treatment for various ailments. Based on ground reports, it is fair to say that celebration from crowds of this magnitude inside the city was last seen for the late Dravidian party stalwarts like Karunanidhi and Jayalalithaa. Continue Reading

Smart parking management to be implemented at 1,673 spots in Chennai

In October 2018, ‘News Today’ was the first to report on the smart parking management system to come up in the neighbourhood. Today, the Chennai Corporation has earmarked 1,673 spots here where the system will be made operational. Continue Reading

Engineering dropout to Mr World: Chennai bodybuilder’s tale 

Like most teenagers from Chennai, R Manikandan – an avid fitness enthusiast – got into engineering immediately after completing school. But, unlike the flock, he decided to drop out of college to pursue his passion for professional bodybuilding. The risk he took and his efforts bore fruit when he was crowned Mr World recently. Continue Reading

19 Afghan women officers undergo special training at OTA Chennai

At Officers Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai today and the protagonists of this article are 19 young women cadets, including Zuhra Nabizada, from the Afghan Defence forces, here for four weeks of military training. Colonel Ashish Mishra, the officer-in-charge of the activities, said it was for the second year in a row that the OTA is playing host to women cadets from Afghanistan. Continue Reading

Ashan: One man who can make difference to kabaddi team Puneri Paltan

Ashan captained India during its first Asian Games kabaddi gold in 1990. Ironically, it was also Ashan who coached a lesser-known South Korean team to beat the superstars of Indian kabaddi in the same tournament in 2018 to end India’s consecutive championship run since’s kabaddi’s induction into Asian Games. Continue Reading