Saudi Arabia invites Prince of Arcot for sacred ceremony at Mecca

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has extended an official invitation to the Prince of Arcot, Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali, to attend and participate in the Ghusl-e-Ka’aba (washing of the Holy Ka’aba) at Mecca, an annual sacred ceremony that will be held in the early morning of 14 September. Continue Reading

Doc emphasises preventive care for elderly people

“Preventive screenings and regular examination are of paramount importance for senior citizens. Once a person hits 50s, preventive care and regular follow-ups should not be ignored. These screenings help determine cholesterol levels, chances of heart problems, and breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men,” suggested Manipal Hospitals Salem general medicine consultant, Dr M Arun Karthik. Continue Reading

Music concert to help children’s education

Pioneer Music Gym will present The Crescendo ’19 – a live music concert at The Music Academy, 25 August. The net proceeds from this music concert will be utilised to support Vidyarambam Trust’s endeavour to educate the under achieving children in the less privileged sections of the society, a press release said. Continue Reading

EC lists out 14 documents to have error-free electoral rolls

The Election Commission of India has introduced Electors Verification Programme (EVP) for having a complete error free electoral rolls. There will be special summary revision of photo electoral rolls with 1 January 2020 as the qualifying date. Continue Reading

Chennais Amrita wins 39 medals at culinary challenge event

Chennais Amirta International Institute of Hotel Management (CAIIHM) recently bagged 39 medals in the Great Indian Culinary Challenge held in Bengaluru. Continue Reading

Age-related macular degeneration on rise in India: Study

“In a population-based study done by Sankara Nethralaya, in urban population of Chennai and rural population of Kanchipuram and Tiruvallur, every fifth individual more than 60 year has early changes of age-related macular degeneration (AMD),” said Sankara Nethralaya ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon, Dr Rajiv Raman. Continue Reading

Madras High Court extends Nalini parole by three weeks

Madras High Court extends Rajiv Gandhi assasination case convict S Nalaini’s parole by three weeks. According to the order, the parole ends on 25 August. Continue Reading