Family drowning: Chief Minister announces relief

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami condoled the death of five persons, including four of a family in the Cauvery river in Namakkal, Tuesday. Four of a family – identified as Saravanan, his wife Jothimani and their children Deepakesh and Sarakesh, and another woman Devi drowned and their bodies were later fished out. Continue Reading

Easwari Engineering College conducts 19th graduation ceremony

Every engineer needs to adapt to the changes taking place in the global economy, said Anna University Vice-Chancellor M K Surappa. Speaking at the 19th graduation ceremony of Easwari Engineering College here recently, he advised graduates to embrace broader vision of the professional role to inevitable progress of the nation with new innovation and leadership. Continue Reading

Baby donates heart to another infant

Two-year-old baby from Villupuram, diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy with severe LV dysfunction, a condition where the heart’s ability to pump blood is decreased, now breathes well. All thanks to the country’s youngest organ donor, a two-year-old baby from Mumbai, that donated the heart. Continue Reading

Celebrating World Book Day at Connemara Library old building

Tuesday (23 April), witnessed a massive crowd as the old library opened its doors from 10.30 am to 5 pm for the common public to celebrate World Book Day. The celebration continues for three days every year to mark the day. Continue Reading

Need constant reforms in higher education, says Vice President Venkaiah

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu expressed concern over employability of Indian graduates, saying constant reforms in higher education system, among other initiatives, would address the issue. Addressing graduates at the ninth convocation of Vel’s University here Tuesday, Venkaiah emphasised that higher education is essential for development of scientific temper, even as he urged teachers to equip themselves with latest developments. Continue Reading

Scientists create new material that behaves like a living organism

While DNA is a genetic material, it is also a polymer which can be transformed and adjusted. This is what the scientists did, using DNA-based Assembly and Synthesis of Hierarchical (DASH) material to achieve a certain artificial DNA material with lifelike capabilities. Continue Reading

City-based financial expert pens book about misuse of govt funds world-wide

Subra Ramamurthy brings out latest his book, ‘Pursuing Reforms across Countries: Perils, Stresses and Rewards’ published by The Notion Press. The economist, who has worked in over 25 countries with top financial giants such as Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation, United Nations, World Bank, Arab Monetary Fund and Asian Development Bank, has faced some thrilling, scary experiences in his career. Continue Reading