April 11, 2017

Masters of the game

Thirumangalam, in an ironic defiance of its pleasant sounding name, turned out to be most inauspicious for TN’s already fouled poll politics. The by-election, buy-election rather, held there in Jan ‘09 under the auspices, not of EC, but Alagiri, sparked a decisive plunge to the depths in voter bribery. R K Nagar today, in 2017, is the latest, lethal but not the last milestone in TN’s twisted, treacherous highway to

A Talk aloud

When there is nothing to write or no inclination to write on anything, best is to write about oneself. Not an autobiography but the prevailing mood placed on auto-pilot. A narcissistic verbal trip is a nice indulgence, if passed off as common musings. Politicos and public personalities routinely do it albeit without exposing themselves. Beneath the ink-deep surface of most news lie a popular ego, waiting to be tickled. You

'Power of Attorney' politics

                                                                                                    By : T R Jawahar, E-Mail : trjawahar@gmail.com                        

Arterial junction in Chennai needs illumination

Chennai: Kellys junction is an important spot which is always crowded. Road-users allege that such an important spot is left with poor illumination. ‘This causes inconvenience to the public as they move in dim light,’ says Anandan, a resident of Brandson Garden Road. “‘The lamp post has provision for three bulbs but only one is working. The other two bulbs are missing. The area houses schools in addition to being

Adi Dravidar school kids make it big in sports

Chennai: The Sports Development Authority of Tamilnadu conducted sports meet for the students of Adi Dravidar schools at Nehru Stadium in the city recently. In this event, children of Adi Dravidar schools from Pulianthope and Kannikapuram won the championship. Speaking to News Today, officials of Sports Development Authority of Tamilnadu said the sports meet was an annual affair. This year, football and kabaddi were held. In the football match for

MMC Prof denies settling Vijayabaskar's hotel bills

Chennai: With the ongoing Income-Tax raids at the homes and properties of several bigwigs in Chennai, Dr P Balaji, Professor and Head of the Department of Minimal Access Surgery, Madras Medical College, Government General Hospital, denies that he had settled the hotel bills of Health Minister C Vijayabaskar. In a statement here today, he said several newspapers and other media had alleged that he had settled the hotel bills of

I-T raid at Radikaa’s media firm Radaan

Chennai: Actor Radikaa Sarath Kumar’s production company, Radaan Media Works, is being raided by the Income-Tax officials. The officials earlier raided Sarath Kumar’s residence at Kottivakkam as also his party office, after which he underwent eight hours of scrutiny yesterday at the I-T Department at Nungambakkam. State Health Minister C Vijayabaskar, Sarath Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of Dr MGR Medical University, Geethalakshmi, and former MP Chitlapakkam Rajendran were summoned to appear before

Inauspicious tidings

By : T R Jawahar, E-Mail : trjawahar@gmail.com Thursday, 9th February 2017 It seems to be time for all good, bad and ugly men and women to come to the aid of the party. The provocation for this rising din of unified voices from manifold walks of TN life is the disturbing rise of one of  the most hated characters in recent political history. Never has the mood of multitudes been

RTC inaugurates first batch of women trainees

Chennai: The Recruit Training Centre (RTC) in Arakkonam under Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) inaugurated its first batch of lady trainees yesterday. The event was presided by CISF, Director General, O P Singh. CISF is mandated to provide security to major critical and strategic installations of the country in diverse areas and set to train 19,499 new recruits in 2017 and declared it as year of training. The Recruit Training

Crystal Palace humiliates Arsenal 3-0

London: Arsenal’s hopes of finishing in the Premier League’s top four suffered a potentially fatal blow as they suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat at relegation-threatened Crystal Palace on Monday. Victory had been imperative for an Arsenal side that had won only two league games since January but the abject display with Andros Townsend, Yohan Cabaye and Luka Milivojevic all scoring for Palace only heaped more pressure on manager Arsene Wenger.

Placement courses for final-year students

In a move to help the final year students of Engineering and MBA, the senior citizens group of Besant Nagar (SCGOBN) will be conducting a course in English fluency, mock interviews and group discussions Classes will be held on Saturdays and Sundays starting 16 April from 5 to 7 pm. A press release stated that the course will focus on essential aspects for final placements including topics like group dynamics,public