NT Bureau

Sleepy driver rams car on to median, dies

Chennai: A call taxi driver was killed in an accident at Five Furlong Road, after his car rammed into a median today morning. The victim, Doraisamy (45), a resident of Lakshmi Nagar in Velachery, is said to have slept while driving the car. The incident happened at around 6 am.His body was taken to Government Hospital in Royapettah for postmortem. A case has been registered with Guindy Traffic Investigation Wing.

S Indian kids prone to immunodeficiency disease

Chennai: “South India accounts for more than half the number of children with Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (PID), which is one of the leading causes for child mortality in India,” said Apollo Hospitals hematologist Dr Revathi Raj. Speaking to News Today, on the sidelines of a press meet here on Tuesday, she said, “There is 25 per cent chance of baby getting  affected due to PID in the uterus itself and

Appalling utterance

It is reprehensible that in the way in which we have interpreted our democracy, politicians get away with atrocious statements in public without being called to account. Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit’s appalling sense of irresponsibility in accusing Army Chief Bipin Rawat of behaving like a ‘sadak ka gunda’ (a street thug) passed muster without a thought to the effect such an unpardonable statement would have on the morale of the

High drama in Assembly, outside

Chennai: Noisy scenes were witnessed in the Tamilnadu Assebly over the alleged sting operation in which two MLAs of the rival factions of the ruling AIADMK claimed money and gold were offered to support the V K Sasikala camp in the run-up to the 18 February trust vote, before culminating in the en masse eviction of the Opposition DMK members from the House. Later the DMK members staged a road

Sivakarthikeyan’s next film to be directed by Ponram

Close on the heels of completing Velaikkaran, Sivakarthikeyan is gearing up to begin shooting for his next venture, that would be directed by Ponram. Remember Sivakarthikeyan and Ponram had joined hands before for two blockbusters – Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam and Rajini Murugan. To be produced by 24 AM Studios, the movie brings together Sivakarthikeyan and Soori again. Samantha essays the female lead. According to Ponram, “Shooting for this movie will

Another single from Simbhu's AAA 17 June

Simbhu-starrer Anbanavan Adangadhavan Asaradhavan (AAA) is all set for release this Eid. Directed by Adhik Ravichandran, the movie features Simbhu in triple roles. Shriya and Tamannah play female leads and the film has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Produced by Michaael Rayappan, the movie saw a couple of songs released recently. Now, the good news for Simbhu fans is that one more single Raththam En Raththam would be out on

Trisha still going strong

Chennai: Having made her debut in Tamil cinema more than a decade ago, Trisha is still going strong and steady. At a time when many of her contemporaries have settled down to character roles, Trisha is playing the female lead. She is now shooting for 96 opposite Vijay Sethupathi, being directed by Prem. ‘I have been here for long time. There have been many ups and downs in my career.

Vairamuthu to instal Balachander statue at birthplace

Lyricist Vairamuthu and veteran filmmaker K Balachander shared an excellent rapport. At a time when everyone thought Vairamuthu’s career was over after he had a fallout with music composer Ilayaraja in thelate 1980s, it was Balachander who offered him an opportunity to pen all the songs for his movie Vaname Ellai. Vairamuthu’s second innings began briskly and it is going strong and steady till today. As a mark of respect

Spyder planned to be released by Sept

Chennai: A R Murugadoss and his team are planning to wrap up the shoot of Spyder starring Mahesh Babu by the end of this month. Sources say that it would be out as planned in September. Produced by NVR Cinema and Tagore Madhu, the film will see Mahesh Babu as a stylish spy and Rakul Preet playing a medical student. S J Suryah, Bharath and RJ Balaji play key roles. A

Indian Super League expands to 10 teams

Chennai: Indian Super League in its fourth edition will witness an expanded five-month module with number of participating clubs increasing to ten from its original eight founding member city clubs. ISL announced the addition of two of India’s largest conglomerates Tata Steel Ltd. a US$ 18.12 billion company and subsidiary of Tata Group (US$ 103.51 billion 2015-16) and Jindal South West (JSW) Group US$ 9 billion corporate into the fold