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Rare spinal surgery performed on man

Chennai: A rare spinal cord surgery was performed on a road accident survivor at Kauvery Hospital, Mylapore recently. Ramesh (33) from Coimbatore sustained injury on his left arm in the accident in 2013. He was diagnosed to have a complete avulsion injury of his Brachial Plexus, a nerve group that provides nerve supply to the entire arm. Earlier, three persons – Kiran from Bangalore, Ananthana and Mohammed from Hosur, who

Apollo does 1,000 bone marrow transplants

Chennai: Apollo Cancer Institute, Teynampet, which celebrated Rose Day to spread the message that cancer is conquerable on Friday, had a reason to rejoice. The hospital has crossed a landmark milestone by performing over 1,000 bone marrow transplants. The hospital has joined hands to show appreciation to the patient families and donors who have struggled together to achieve miracle cures. Bone marrow transplantation is the only curative option for patients

Kamal plans to meet West Bengal CM Mamata

  Chennai: Actor Kamal Haasan, who has said it in as many words that he wants to be the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu, seems to be a man in a hurry. After his high-profile meetings with the chief ministers of Kerala and Delhi, Pinrayi Vijayan and Aravind Kejriwal, Kamal is now set to meet Mamata Bannerjee, the West Bengal Chief Minister. According to sources close to the actor, the meeting

Young entrepreneurs open eatery to attract youth

Chennai: What do friends do together? Chat? Party? Or go on a trek or tour? Not really. Two friends, Visag and Vallishree, had other ideas. They decided to spend time together to work hard and come up in life. They decided to start an eatery and named it ‘Little Chef’. News Today caught up with the entrepreneur duo to know how their journey unfolded. “We wanted to make a name

NSG shows off weapons strength

Chennai: The Tamilnadu Police Academy (TNPA) at Kolapakkam, near Chennai, was the cynosure of all eyes when the message that battling terrorism was a collective responsibility was spread. The interest was created by the bike rally team of National Security Guard (NSG) that came to Chennai on Thursday to spread the message. They interacted with trainees, officers of the academy, college students and demonstrated weapons used in counter-terrorism measures. There

Is Perarivalan's parole extended or not?

Chennai: With just a day left for the one-month parole granted to Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Perarivalan to end, uncertainty is prevailing over his getting extension for one more month. While television channels and Internet portals claimed this morning that he has been granted leave for 30 more days, Law Minister C Ve Shanmugam said no such government order has been released yet. A few days ago, Perarivalan’s mother Arupatham

Mystery over Jayalalithaa's death deepens

Chennai: Exactly a year after she was hospitalised, the mystery surrounding the death of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa became more intriguing today with a senior Minister making shocking claims and expelled AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran denying the charges. The Opposition seized the opportunity, with DMK working president M K Stalin and BJP State unit president Tamilisai Soundararajan demanding a fair and speedy probe. It all started with

Gaga documentary to talk of feud with Madonna

Los Angeles: Lady Gaga has opened up about her fight with Madonna, saying she only wished the singer had spoken to her directly rather than criticising her via media. Gaga has always maintained that Madonna was a huge influence on her music but after critics noticed similarities between Born This Way and Express Yourself, the Queen of Pop dismissed the young star’s music as reductive. Opening up about their feud,

China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea

Beijing: China announced today that it will limit oil exports to North Korea under UN sanctions over its nuclear and missile development, further reducing support from Pyongyang’s last major trading partner, energy supplier and diplomatic ally. Exports of refined petroleum to the North will be limited to 2 million barrels per year and sales of liquefied natural gas banned outright, effective 1 January, the Commerce Ministry said. The current size

Billy Eichner in talks to join female Santa Claus film

Los Angeles: Actor Billy Eichner is in negotiations to join Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader in Disney’s female Santa Claus movies Nicole. Marc Lawrence is directing and writing the script, reported Variety. The movie revolves around Santa’s daughter, presumably the titular Nicole, who is forced to take over the family business when her father retires and brother ends up getting cold feet prior to his first big Christmas Eve flight.

US Defence Secy Mattis to visit India next week

New York: US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis will visit India and hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman to reaffirm that Washington considers New Delhi a valued and influential ally. This is the first visit by a cabinet-level official to India under the Trump administration. “The secretary will emphasise that the United States views India as a valued and influential partner, with broad mutual