Retd govt official teaches Judo in Chennai

Chennai: Adyar in the city always brims with hidden tales of everyday characters who are as interesting as the place itself. For instance, we have a retired government officer who trains youngsters in Judo. Meet Vannanthurai resident Sensei K Srinivasan (63), who retired from the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) as Chief Estimator (gazetted officer). With a third degree Black Belt, Srinivasan has the distinction of being the first National

Jodie panics on keeping 'Doctor Who' crew secret

London: Jodie Whittaker says it was really tough for her to keep her lips sealed on the Doctor Who casting details. The actor, who has become the first female to grab the role of the iconic Time Lord, says she was panicking during the whole process as there was a long gap between finding out she had got the job and the news being made public, reported Digital Spy. “I

Selena joins Woody Allen's latest movie

Los Angeles: Singer-actor Selena Gomez is starring in the upcoming Woody Allen film alongside Elle Fanning and Timothee Chalamet. The title and synopsis of the movie are still kept under tight wraps. The movie will be his third release for Amazon Studios following Cafe Society and Wonder Wheel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Cafe Society released in 2016 stars Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Steve Carell and Blake Lively. Meanwhile, Wonder

BJP MP Ajmer Sanwar Lal Jat passes away

New Delhi: Former Union minister and BJP MP from Ajmer Sanwar Lal Jat passed away this morning at the AIIMS, where he was being treated, hospital authorities said. He was 62. The leader passed away at 6.15 am, a senior official at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) told PTI. According to doctors at the AIIMS, Jat had a cardiac arrest which caused damage to his brain and

Haryana BJP leader's son questioned for stalking

Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Police asked Vikas, the son of Haryana BJP leader Subhash Barala, to join the investigation into alleged stalking case of a woman here in which he is an accused. A notice of summons was pasted outside the house of the accused here. Vikas Barala has been asked to join the investigation by 11 am at the sector-26 police station, a police official said. Vikas (23) and his

9 dead, 6 injured as vehicle falls into gorge

Jammu: A vehicle carrying passengers skidded off and rolled rolled down into a 200-feet deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district killing nine people and injuring six others, police said. The tempo fell into the gorge at the Chechi Nallah area in the Mahore belt of the district this morning, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Reasi, Tahi Sajad Bhat told PTI. He said nine people were killed and six

Oppn should shift strategy for 2019: Omar

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah said Congress leader Ahmed Patel’s win in Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls “should have never been this difficult” and the opposition needs to introspect and shift strategy to counter the BJP in the 2019 general elections. Omar praised the Election Commission (EC) for what he described as “withstanding the pressure from the Centre”. “That Ahmed bhai has won is a very welcome

Beggars in Chennai arterial road worry many

Chennai: It was a rude shock for Sharmila, a motorist, while waiting for green signal at the junction of Venkatanarayana Road-Burkit Road at T Nagar in the city, a couple of days ago when she was touched by a woman for sparing some money. “Quite a number of such people either without hands or injured in a fire accident are deputed here to beg from the waiting commuters at the

Today is 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement

New Delhi: On the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked people to take a pledge to free the country of problems like communalism, casteism and corruption and create a ‘New India’ by 2022. He saluted all those who participated in the historic movement in 1942 under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi and asked people to take inspiration from that. In a series of

Crowded Chennai road needs proper re-laying

Chennai: One of the crowded streets, Rameshwaram Road at T Nagar in the city, connecting Duraiswamy subway with the hub of Ranganathan Street, needs attention as the concrete re-lay done here sometime ago seem to be working loose. “Yes, the entire stretch was re-laid shabbily with a width of 15 feet leaving four feet on both sides,” said Rajaraman, a resident. “Also, the four feet left on either side are

Malayalees protest Rijiju's statement on Kerala

New Delhi: Malayalees living in Delhi took out a protest march to Parliament, demanding that Union minister Kiren Rijiju’s statement in the Lok Sabha that Kerala registered a large number of incidents of violence be expunged from the House proceedings. The protesters, in a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker SumitraMahajan, said: “The minister’s statement would add to the already existing attempts to defame and tarnish Kerala’s reputation”. National Federation of