Dindigul pins hope on Subramania Siva

Chennai: Dindigul Dragons will be taking on the weak looking VB Thiruvallur Veerans later today. Hoping to capitalise on their success last time, team captain Ashwin Venkataraman and assistant coach Guru Kedarnath addressed the media in Tirunelveli on Thursday. HOW DO YOU EXPECT THE TIRUNELVELI PITCH TO BEHAVE? (Kedarnath) It is our first game here, so we do not know much about the pitch. However, going by what I remember

BPCL off to winning start

Chennai: A strong Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited got off to a winning start, beating Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu in a Pool A match in the 91st All India MCC Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament here in Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium. The tournament opener saw BPCL forwards being kept at bay by the local outfit in the first half, thanks to some tight defending. In the second, Kawaljit Singh scored a

UTT: Shaze Challengers enter semi-final

Mumbai: Shazé Challengers rallied to beat RP-SG Mavericks 15-12 in the concluding league tie of the Ultimate Table Tennis league at the NSCI stadium in Mumbai to qualify for the knockouts of the country’s newest franchise sports league. Falcons TTC finished on top of the six-team League table with 78 points, followed by Shazé Challengers (73), Dabang Smashers TTC (69), DHFL Maharashtra United (64), Oilmax Stag Yoddhas (61) and RP-SG

Nuwan Pradeep's one man show

Galle: The joy and pain of watching a lonely warrior battle it out is something Indian cricket fans understand as well as anyone. We have been blessed with fast bowling riches of late. So much so, that the biggest problem for India’s captain in the seam bowling department is whom to exclude. India’s seam bowling show had otherwise always been a solo act, a one-man show. For years we have

Relief for DGP T K Rajendran

Chennai: In what comes as a huge relief to Tamilnadu Director General of Police (DGP) T K Rajendran, the Madras High Court today upheld the State’s decision to reappoint the officer to head the police force. The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court upheld the appointment by observing that, “the State was correct in its decision in selecting and appointing him.” The court further dismissed the demand for a CBI

India declines to enforce follow-on

Galle: India declined to enforce the follow-on after wrapping up a 309-run first-innings lead in Galle. Ravindra Jadeja ended the Sri Lankan innings nine balls after lunch on day three of the first Test today, beating Lahiru Kumara’s defensive bat with one that turned just enough to miss the outside edge and hit off stump. At the non-striker’s end was Dilruwan Perera, stranded eight short of a maiden Test hundred.

Director of Repco honoured by CM

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy honoured director of Repco micro finance organisation, R S Esabella with NABARD (National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development) bank’s special award for the year 2016-17. A press note said that this is for extending their services to the women self help groups. The bank functions under direct control of Home Ministry has reached the profi t of Rs 500 crore, the release added.

NEET solution will be found soon: CM

Chennai: “We are determined that Tamilnadu must be exempted from NEET. Taking the future prosperity of students into consideration, the State government has been repeatedly forcing the Centre to exempt Tamilnadu students from NEET,” said Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, speaking to the media after throwing open the Tiruvottiyur-Maatu Mandhai flyover today. When asked if there is a possibility to bring in an ordinance against the test, he said, “The

SRM varsity signs pact with UK firm

Chennai: The Department of Commerce of the Faculty of Science and Humanities and the School of Management, SRM University, have entered into a joint MoU with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) UK and ACCA’s approved Learning Partner International Skill Development Corporation (ISDC) UK to introduce globally recognised professional qualifications in finance and accounting for students studying at SRM University. According to a press release, ACCA is a global body

Don't force me to start party, says Kamal

Chennai: The war of words between Kamal Haasan and the ruling dispensation, which has become a daily affair this season, today shifted to a new gear with the actor saying, “Don’t force me to start a political party.” Elsewhere, a State Minister hurled a dire imprecation at the actor. Speaking to a Tamil news channel, the Vishwaroopam actor, said, ‘I want to see a doctor heading Health department, an engineer at

Karaikudi register first win with Prasath help

Chennai: It was a thrilling encounter between Karaikudi Kaalai and Madurai Super Giant at the ICL ground in Sankarnagar, as both teams went all out to register their first win and consequently their first points of the season. The intent was more evident with the Karaikudi openers S Anirudha and Vishal Vaidhya as they got the better of Madurai bowlers and recorded a century partnership. They kept their heads down