April 20, 2017

'Not surprised on rising job queries by US-based Indians'

Chennai: Amid increasing number of job queries back home by US-based Indians since Donald Trump’s election as the new President, Indian IT industry is abuzz with concerns about the latest H-1B policy changes and their impact on Indian professionals abroad. President Donald Trump signed an executive order for tightening the H-1B visa programme most sought after by Indian IT professionals. Talking about the increase in interest in Indian jobs, Nasscom,

SBI's mobile wallet crosses 10 million downloads

Chennai: The number of users for State Bank of India’s mobile wallet app State Bank Buddy crossed the 10 million mark, India’s biggest bank said on microblogging site Twitter. Using the banking app the customers can send money, view bank statements, recharge mobile phones and set-top boxes, book movie tickets and shop online. Digital payments in the country have soared nearly 23-times since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to ban

Daimler 'excited' about bus segment in India

Chennai: Daimler Buses India has launched a new 16 tonne intercity coach in the city that will cater to the school, staff and tourist bus segments in the country. The announcement comes two weeks after Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) launched its new heavy-duty truck range in the city. At the launch event held yesterday, Daimler Buses India, managing director, Markus Villinger, said,”The bus segment in India excites us. Thus,

Naveen Gulati takes charge as Divisional Railway Manager

Chennai: Naveen Gulati has taken charge as the new manager of Chennai division of Southern Railway on Wednesday. An IRSEE (Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers) officer, Naveen holds a degree in B Tech Electrical and gold medalist in all branches from Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (BHU). He has experience in various segments related to railways like coach design and manufacturing, field working in Firozpur railway division and

Anna University counselling from 27 June

Chennai: Anna University, the nodal agency to conduct Tamilnadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) for over 250 engineering colleges across the State, will commence its online registration for applications for BE/B Tech courses through single window counselling on 30 April. The counselling will start from 27 June. Higher Education Minister K P Anbalagan, commissioned the online process in the presence of Higher Education Department Secretary Sunil Paliwal here on Wednesday. The online registration

Guv lays foundation stone for 400kw solar power plant

Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao laid foundation stone for the 400 kw solar power plant for Raj Bhavan Chennai. “When State Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan called on me on assumption of office, I had mentioned about the proposal to install a solar power plant. I congratulate her for the swift action and immediate efforts for sanctioning funds for bringing this solar power plant in Raj Bhavan Chennai to meet its energy

It's our duty to restore green environment: Vidyasagar Rao

Inaugurating a massive tree plantation drive at Anna University, the Governor appeal to the youth and students to join hands to promote green cover and make planting of saplings into a mass movement. This will help in preventing climate change and increase ground water level in Tamilnadu, he said. “We have seen the fury caused by cyclones like ‘Vardah’ which uprooted thousands of trees. It becomes our bounden duty to

TN Guv releases coffee table book

Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao released a coffee table book on ‘Flora of Raj Bhavan, Chennai and Ooty’ at a function held at Anna University here on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, he said the book will serve as a heritage document comprising rich repository of plant wealth. The floral wealth of the Raj Bhavans in Chennai and Ooty is unique with a mixture of indigenous and many exotic species. The

House in Washermanpet swamped by cement sludge

Chennai: A house in Washermanpet was flooded around 5.30 am today with gooey substance which looked like a mixture of cement and clay. The residents ran out in fear out of their house thinking it was happening to all the other houses also. But Mohammed Yusuf, the resident, and his family found that this strange happening took place only in their house. The needle of suspicion pointed at Metro rail which

Plastic bags removed from bull's stomach

Thanjavur: Veterinarians at an institute here have removed 38.4 kg of plastic bags and a LED bulb from the stomach of a bull. The bull, used for jallikattu (bull taming sport), was brought to Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex (TVCC) of Veterinary College and Research Institute here by its owner Ayyappan of Tiruchi district yesterday following anorexia and debility. On examination it was diagnosed that the animal has acute ruminal impaction

Kane Williamson hits half-century in first game for his team

No wild slogs, no pounding of the cricket ball. Just plain cricketing shots from the textbook with a slight bit of innovation, but keeping intact the discipline. It was that kind of an innings on Wednesday night by Sunrisers Hyderbad’s Kane Williamson, who was playing his first game this season. There were gentle dabs, a soft smother, running hard between the wickets, getting his eye in and then teeing off