Art camp to mark India-Russia relations

Chennai; In commemoration of 70th year of Indian Independence and India-Russia Diplomatic Relations, ROSATOM (Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation) is organising three-day art camp ‘Energy of Friendship – Brush strokes’ at Russian Centre of Science and Culture from 23 August. The camp will have 10 artists approaching the subject in their unique styles and depicting the energy of friendship through their creative strokes and vibrant colours of acrylic, water colours

CM opens 4 bridges, 2 ROBs by video conferencing

Chennai: Four bridges and two ROBs were inaugurated by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami across the State through videoconferencing today from the Secretariat. The Chief Minister inaugurated the Rs 32.70 crore ROB constructed at Munneerpallam village in Tirunelveli district and another ROB at Vyasarpadi in Chennai, costing Rs 80.68 crore. The ROBs were constructed by the State Highways and Minor Ports departments. With the construction of the Munneerpallam ROB, travel

AIIMS set up campus in Thanjavur

Chennai: The Central team constituted by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has reportedly agreed to construct All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Sengipatti in Thanjavur. It has come after waiting and speculation for years. The Central team had inspected five locations including Perundurai in Erode district, Thoppur at Madurai, Pudukottai town and Chengalpattu in Kacheepuram district during its visit in April 2015. All these sites were

Brahmakumaris national meet from 26 Aug

Chennai: Brahmakumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya, a voluntary organisation doing socio, spiritual and educational service will conduct a two-day national conference and cultural festival to commemorate their 80th anniversary at the Happy Village Retreat Centre in Podavur village, Sunguvarchathram from 26 August. The national conference and cultural festival will have lectures like ‘Spirituality and Values for Professional Excellence’, ‘Keys to Experience Peace and Happiness’. There are also plans to launch a

RBI to issue Rs 200 notes from tomorrow

New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will issue new currency notes of Rs 200 tomorrow as the Finance Ministry has issued a notification in this regard. Introduction of Rs 200 notes will facilitate cash usages from a transaction motive perspective, and will increase the share of smaller denomination notes in the overall currency circulation. It is said that with fluorescent blue as its base colour, the new notes

Tamil Thalaivas eke out draw against UP

Lucknow: UP Yoddha and Tamil Thalaivas were involved in an adrenaline pumping 33-33 draw at Lucknow on Wednesday. Both team’s leading raiders managed Super 10s but couldn’t guide their side to victory. Rishank Devadiga scored 16 points for UP, while Ajay Thakur managed 10 for Thalaivas. Thalaivas were finding it difficult to contain Devadiga in the first few minutes, who was rampant in attack and successful in each of his

Plea to save rare temple musical instruments

Chennai: What kept ringing in one’s ears after a lecture by violin duo M Lalitha and M Nandini as part of the Chennai Maadham Festival organised by the Chennai 2000 Plus Trust here on Wednesday was their plaintive cry to save rare musical instruments used in temples. The siblings, well-known violinists in music circles, had been granted a project by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, to do research

SC- Privacy: How events turned out

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today unanimously declared that right to privacy was a Fundamental right under the Constitution. Following is the chronology of Supreme Court hearings in the right to privacy case: 7 July: Three-judge bench says issues arising out of Aadhaar should finally be decided by larger bench and CJI would take a call on need for setting up a constitution bench. 7 July: Matter mentioned before CJI

Every street in the city has a tale

Chennai: Though Chennai is known for its busy roads packed with vehicles and people, they are also special in many ways. As part of Day 4 of the 378th Madras Week celebrations, News Today explores some of the oldest streets in Chennai and brings out their unique qualities. Kanjeevaram at Parry’s Corner George Town is famous for its crowded market areas of the city and a well-known area for shopping.

20 lakh businesses paid new tax: GSTN

New Delhi: Maiden tax collections under the GST regime have seen over 20 lakh businesses pay tax online so far and about 30 lakh more are expected to do so before the deadline ends on Friday, a top official said. GST-Network the company managing the tax filing apparatus, has geared up the IT network to handle the rush, its chairman Navin Kumar said. A last-minute rush had led to GSTN

CM holds discussions with Speaker, ministers

Chennai: It was yet another day of hectic political developments in the  AIADMK leading to more confusion to the already existing internal dispute in the party. Sidelined AIADMK leader, T T V Dhinakaran supporter Thanga Tamilselvan, who is one among the 19 legislators camping at a resort in Puducheri today said that the decision of the opposition parties to demand for trust vote is justifiable. He said that they will