Chennaiite makes it big in African ‘Comrades Marathon’

A resident of Lakshmi Nagar, Nanganallur Manikandan Sivagurunathan Narayanaswamy is not a regular techie. Beating the sedentary lifestyle, he is a marathon freak. What began with a personal feat, took him places; he won the bronze medal in Comrades Marathon held in South Africa recently clocking it in 10 hours and seven seconds and he did it barefoot. Continue Reading

Experts attribute global, Indian economic meltdown for rise in gold rate

“The slump in economic condition is major contributing factor that has led to such a glaring situation. In India, there is depression in share market, real estate and the tax is also hiked,” Madras Jewels and Diamond Merchants’ Association general secretary, S Shanthakumar tells ‘News Today’. Continue Reading

Counter Culture founder speaks of regional content in stand-up comedy

In an interaction with ‘News Today’, Counter Culture founder Vishwaraj Mohan shares insights about the entertainment niche. Counter Culture is a popular comedy club having its presence in several cities. Continue Reading

Indian students opting NZ for studies increasing

‘News Today’ interacted with Auckland University of Technology (AUT) senior lecturer and external relations and development head, Stephen Thorpe and department of built environment head, John E Tookey. Continue Reading

Octogenarian in Chennai bats for waste segregation, RWH

Post-sixties is the time to relax and take on pilgrimage; but not for S Srinivasan. For this Adambakkam resident, life started only after his retirement. Thanks to his daughter, who prompted to do his bit to the society. Now, he is 80 and raring to go. Continue Reading

Will TN implement test on trans fat content?

While several civil society organisations have hailed the move of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI’s) plan to bring down the trans fat content to zero per cent in a calculative manner, it is left with the thought of how the State government will be testing the food products. Continue Reading

Misinformation on breastfeeding has experts sounding caution

“When one wants to verify the authenticity, they can just run a check with the registration number on the public registry provided on the official website. If the results do not show, the answer is simple,” says UCSD Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (CLEC) Swati Jagdish. Continue Reading

People want UPHCs to function for longer hours

People and activists in Chennai seek proper treatment and adequate infrastructural facilities in the Urban Primary Health Centres (UPHCs). A ground survey to a few UPHCs revealed that they were not wrong in their observation. Continue Reading