SC allows Karti Chidambaram to withdraw Rs 20 crore

The Supreme Court today allowed Congress MP Karti Chidambaram to withdraw the Rs 20 crore which was deposited with the apex court registry as a condition for allowing him to travel abroad. Continue Reading

Dr Kazuyuki Suzuki endowment lecture

National Institution for Quality and Reliability (NIQR) is organising its annual Dr Kazuyuki Suzuki Endowment Lecture at Hotel Radha Regent, tomorrow, at 6.30 pm. Continue Reading

Five held for robbing mobile phones

The city police arrested five persons for robbing mobile phones in two separate incidents here Thursday.
The police said Vijay Babu (30) of K K Nagar was walking on 100-Feet-Road, Vadapalani early in the morning when a five-member gang grabbed his mobile phone and fled. Continue Reading

Travel company owner missing with rented car

The owner of a travel company at Royapettah is missing with a car he had hired from a family at Neelankarai. According to the police, Saravanan (45) of Neelankarai lodged a complaint with the police stating that Dilli Babu who runs a travels company at Royapettah had fled with an Innova car. Continue Reading

Arvind Swami charms as MGR

Thalaivi, the Jayalalitha biopic features Arvind Swami playing the iconic late Chief Minister MG Ramachandran. The first look was unveiled today on the occasion of the latter’s 103rd birth anniversary. Continue Reading

Review: ‘Dolittle’ – Animal adventure

Dr Dolittle, the animal-speaking and loving veterinarian returns in yet another newest adaption of the movie and novel of the same name. Performed by the eccentric Hollywood star, Robert Downey Jr, Dolittle offers a bland adventure drama that is bound to make kids leap in laughter while make adults roll their eyes in frustration. Continue Reading

Editorial: End of road?

Is this the end of Dhoni in world cricket? The BCCI announced the annual player retainership for the year 2020-21 for the senior men’s team and the most prominent name missing from the list was of former World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni last played a Test match in December 2014; his last T20 game was in February 2019; and his last One-Day International was the World Cup semifinal in July 2019. By virtue of not having played any cricket for the country for close to six months now, he could not have been considered for a central contract. Continue Reading

11 troops wounded last week

At least 11 American troops were injured in an Iranian attack on an Iraqi base where American soldiers were deployed, US Central Command said Thursday, although the US military had previously maintained there were no casualties. Continue Reading

Chinese President visits Myanmar

China’s President Xi Jinping was heading to Myanmar for a state visit likely to deepen the countries’ already close bilateral relations at a critical time. While the visit nominally marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Myanmar, it comes with the prospect of significantly boosting China’s profile and investments in the future. China’s ambassador to Myanmar Chen Hai told Chinese journalists last week that during Xi’s two-day visit, the two countries would sign agreements ‘covering politics, economy, livelihoods and regional cooperation.’ Continue Reading

US Senate approves trade deal

The US Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve a new North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a second back-to-back trade win just as his impeachment trial was beginning in Washington. After a brief debate, lawmakers voted 89-10 in favor of a bill allowing the US-Mexico-Canada agreement to take effect, overhauling trade relations among the three countries. The USMCA bill faced some opposition — including from Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, who said it failed to address the threat of climate change — and Republican Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, who complained that it erected barriers to free trade. Given that the USMCA was negotiated at his instigation, Trump’s signature is not in doubt, however. Continue Reading