Buddhadeb Dasgupta honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

Veteran director Buddhadeb Dasgupta has been conferred ‘Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement’ award for his contribution to Indian cinema by West Bengal Film Journalist Association (WBFJA). Continue Reading

New mobile, instant technology to help diagnose viral infections

Scientists have developed a new miniature, portable gene sequencing technology that can diagnose infection from viruses such as Ebola or Zika almost instantly in the field. Diagnosis is both quick and early, which avoids the need to transfer contaminated samples, researchers said. Continue Reading

Fire at Kumbh Mela site after cylinder explodes; CM steps in

A cooking gas cylinder exploded in a tent at the Digambar Ani Akhara at the Kumbh Mela site here on Monday, triggering a massive fire, prompting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to direct officials to compensate the loss immediately. Continue Reading

BEST bus stir: NCP, AAP attack BJP-Sena, question motives

Opposition parties today hit out at the BJP and Shiv Sena for the BEST bus strike which entered its seventh day in the metropolis even as an official of the civic-run transport undertaking expressed hope that a High Court hearing later in the day will throw up a solution. Continue Reading

BBA graduate in Taramani owns 25 cows

All four days of Pongal festival have their own significance and traditional meaning. On Maatu Pongal, we celebrate and honour cattle by offering them special poojas. G Prabhakaran (35), better known as Prabhu in Taramani, is busy making arrangements for this Maattu Pongal. Continue Reading

Udhavum Ullangal children celebrate Pongal with gaiety

We often come across several orphan children in all walks of life. These children require a lot of help both emotionally and financially. Many NGOs play a crucial role in this aspect. One such NGO is Udhavum Ullangal that functions at Maraimalai Nagar. Continue Reading

Seasonal sport jallikattu begins at Thachankurichi in Pudukottai district

Jallikattu is the famous bull-taming valour sport of Tamilnadu that is celebrated along with the Pongal festival. It was banned owing to human deaths and for the torture meted out to the bulls. Continue Reading

Sunday Kutcheri completes 13 years, has hosted over 1,300 children

Launched on the first Sunday of February 2006, the monthly Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organised by Sundaram Finance has completed 13 years today. Around 1,300 children have so far presented the mikeless kutcheri at the Nageswara Rao Park. Continue Reading