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Neelanand sets sight on 2020 Olympics

Chennai: R Neelanand of Tamilnadu, one of the promising stars from Tamilnadu Sailing Association recently won two back-to-back Regatta championships held in Telangana. News Today met with the 13 year-old rising star. He first started talking about how he embarked upon sailing. “My brother is autistic. Thus, to help him, my parents took him to sailing classes as he would not get hurt in water. I tagged along with him

Students sing patriotic songs

Chennai: It was an opportunity for the school students in Chennai to prove their patriotic mettle at the national group song competition (NGSC) organised by Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP) at Maharishi Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School on Saturday. “About 350 students from over 18 schools from city took part in the competition, where the participants sang patriotic songs in three languages – Hindi, Sanskrit, Tamil and Tamil folk,” said BVP

'Intermittent fasting can help prevent Alzheimer's disease'

Chennai: Traditional lifestyle practices such as intermittent fasting can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) as they bring down the glucose level and force the body to oxidise fatty acids, said associate professor at National Institute of Health (Baltimore, USA), Madhav Thambisetty. Delivering the 15th M V Arunachalam endowment lecture organised by Neurokrish, a citybased neuropsychiatry centre in association with the Vellayan Chettiar Trust on the topic “Alzheimer’s

Applications invited for coveted awards

Chennai: Dr MAM Ramaswamy Chettiar of Chettinad Charitable Trust is inviting applications for Kumara Rajah MAM Muthiah Chettiar Award and Dr Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar Award to be presented in September. For Kumara Rajah MAM Muthiah Chettiar Award, institutions managing orphanages, homes for mentally retarded, differentlyabled in Tamilnadu can apply. They should submit a complete write-up on the institutions, mentioning the registration details, names and particulars of the persons managing

NGO launches scheme to help blood cancer patients

Chennai: The Vasantha Memorial Trust, which is running a cancer centre at Ashok Nagar, has launched a special scheme – ‘Nalam Aayiram, well being in a thousand’ to help patients suffering from chronic myeloid leukemia, a common type of blood cancer. According to a press release from the centre, the blood cancer affects people of all ages. A drug called ‘Imatinib’ has revolutionised the treatment by bringing the disease under

English language literary contest

Chennai: Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) has announced the launch of the Pen to Publish contest that recognises literary excellence in English language. The winning author will receive a prize of Rs 10 lakh, a print publishing deal with Westland Publishing for this winning work and 1-on-1 mentoring by a popular author. The winner will be announced in early 2018 at a popular literary festival, a press release said. The

Arvind Foundation ables special children

Chennai: Thirty-one-year-old Sivapeter D likes cooking, packing, sealing and preparing phenyl. Similarly, Prabu (19) likes preparing garam masala and painting. They are among the 145 special children being trained under vocational stream at Arvind Foundation, an NGO functioning at six centres, including at Sixth Sector, K K Nagar. Blessed with a special needs boy, Arvind Raj, who is 19 years now, P Athma Raj and Sudha Athma Raj founded the

Two train services to start from Tambaram

Chennai: Southern Railway has announced that two pairs of weekly trains will originate and terminate from Tambaram which has been designated as the third terminal in the city after Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore. Train number 15630/15629 Guwahati – Chennai Egmore – Guwahati weekly express trains and Train No.15930/15929 Dibrugarh – Chennai Egmore – Dibrugarh weekly express trains will start and originate at Tambaram from 7 to 31 August on

Guv, EPS, Stalin greet Venkaiah

Chennai: Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisami, DMK working president M K Stalin and political leaders greeted M Venkaiah Naidu on his election as the next Vice-Presidenet of India. In his message on Saturday, the Governor said, “I am privileged to extend my heartiest congratulations and best wishes on being elected as Vice-President of India.” “Hailing from an agricultural family, by sheer dint of hard work, perseverance,

Chain snatching gang busted in city

Chennai: The city police today busted a gang of Delhi-borne chain snatchers and recovered a motorcycle, 25 sovereigns of gold chains and few flight tickets. Two persons were arrested and search is on for three more involved in the crime. They were arrested after surveillance through 3,000 CCTV cameras kept in various parts of the city. According to Deputy Commissioner of Police Manoharan, “In the past few days, several cases

PIL filed over removal of TN Min contacts

Chennai: A PIL has been filed in the Madras High Court against the removal of contact information including, phone numbers, of Tamilnadu Ministers from the state government’s official website. The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by PTR Palanivel Thiagarajan, son of former Tamilnadu Assembly Speaker PTR Palanivel Rajan, is likely to come up for hearing on Monday. In his petition, Thiagarajan stated that the official website of Tamil Nadu government,