February 2017

Woman jumps to death in Kodungaiyur

Chennai: A 27-year-old woman jumped to death from her neighbour’s terrace at Kodungaiyur yesterday night. Sridevi was staying at her mother’s house located at Sixth Street at Eveready Colony in Kodungaiyur for one the past one month after baby shower ceremony. Sridevi delivered a girl baby two weeks back, after which she repeatedly complained of stomach pain. Last night, she went to her neighbour’s house and climbed the stairs to reach

Saravana Stores staff commits suicide

Chennai: A staff working in Saravana Stores committed suicide at his hostel in T Nagar yesterday night. The victim, Joseph (25), a native of Tirunelveli, stayed at the hostel meant for the staff in Pondy Bazaar. Police investigations revealed that he committed suicide over his failed love. Police also said that Joseph had already attempted suicide at his hometown earlier. Today morning he was was found hanging from the ceiling fan

Sasikala replies to EC over general secy post

Chennai: Convicted interim general secretary of AIADMK Sasikala Natarajan today replied to the notice issued by the Election Commission. The ECI had sought explanation on her appointment as the party’s general secretary. The notice was sent to Bengaluru central prison where she is currently lodged after being convicted in a disproportionate assets case. AIADMK’s advocates filed the reply on behalf of Sasikala. The 72-page reply contends allegations made by O

RSS to protest in 150 places tomorrow

Chennai: To attract the attention of all the democratic forces towards the State-sponsored terrorism and violence unleashed against the RSS Swayamsevaks in particular and against all their opponents in general, by the Marxist Communists, the RSS is planning a nationwide protest in 150 places tomorrow. In Chennai, a protest meeting will be held at Valluvar Kottam at 9.30 am and a memorandum would be handed over to the authorities concerned.

SC says no to woman to abort her child

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to allow a woman, who is in her 26th week of pregnancy, to abort her foetus on the ground that it suffered from ‘down syndrome’, saying ‘we have a life in our hands’. The apex court said that as per a report of the medical board constituted to examine the 37-year-old woman, there was no physical risk to the mother in continuation of

DRS issues

The capitulation within three days in the first-ever Test hosted by Pune has put the spotlight on India, for the wrong reasons, so to speak. When the pre-series talk was about a clean sweep and how the Indian spinners would run roughshod over the visiting Australian line-up, which was dubbed the weakest in recent times, Steve Smith & Co seemed to have come better prepared. On a rank turner, it

Vandalur zoo visitors will have to shell out more

Chennai: When it comes to providing the best touring experience at an affordable cost in Chennai, nothing can beat the Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Vandalur. Being one of the largest zoos in the country, Vandalur zoo never fails to attract all sections of people irrespective of their age. The highlight of the attraction is its close proximity to the city and the various facilities available to visitors like food and

11 die as bus falls into canal in AP

Vijayawada: At least 11 people were killed and 30 injured when a Hyderabad-bound bus fell into a canal after hitting a divider on National Highway-64 in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh early today. The private Volvo bus with 44 persons on board was on its way to Hyderabad from Bhubaneswar when the mishap occurred between two culverts on the highway, police said. The passengers were fast asleep during the accident.

Aswin Crist’s five-for helps TN restrict HP

Chennai: Aswin Crist’s five-wicket haul helped Tamilnadu bowl out Himachal Pradesh for 216 in 49.5 overs in a third round Group ‘B’ game in the Vijay Hazare Trophy cricket tournament at Cuttack. Tamilnadu captain Vijay Shankar won the toss and elected to fi eld and things started to go their way when M Mohammed struck the first blow with HP on 26 by removing Ankush Bains for 7. Aswin Crist

Beware of free WiFi and its hackers

Today, smart phones have emerged as a major way of communication. Unlike other IoT devices, it has become one of the commonly used to transfer files, money and also to store other credentials. Before entering into the debate, today everything we use is turning online and we are adopting it. But there is a question, why and what made us go online? The most probable answer from many users would

Bank services hit due to strike

Chennai: Branches of public banks remained either closed or non-operational today as staffers and officers went ahead with their day-long strike pressing for various demands, including accountability of top executives in the wake of mounting bad loans. In Chennai, most of the banks remained closed and customers were put into hardship. Services like cash deposits and withdrawal from branches and cheque clearances have been hit hard by the strike, which