May 2, 2017

Squash: Asian crown my biggest achievement, says Joshna

Chennai: Surely, this is one of the biggest achievements of my career. Winning the Asian crown at home makes it more memorable, Joshna Chinappa said after winning the maiden Asian Championships of the women’s squash event here recently. The Commonwealth doubles gold medallist said, “Though I have been playing better than ever the last two years, I feel I can bring more out of my game. It is time I

YSCA Trophy: All-round display by Nirmal Kumar

Chennai: P S Nirmal Kumar of YSCA A scored 41 and took 4 wickets for 33 as his team registered a 56-run victory over Korattur Cricket Club in the YSCA Trophy cricket tournament. YSCA A made 187 for 3 in 30 overs with contributions from P Raghavendra (55) , P S Nirmal Kumar (41) and C Bharathwaj (40). Korattur Cricket Club were bowled out for 131 in 26.5 overs. Kamal

BCCI nominates Cheteshwar Pujara for Arjuna award

New Delhi: The BCCI has nominated prolific run-scorer Cheteshwar Pujara for the prestigious Arjuna award, acknowledging his stupendous show during the last Test season for India. Along with Pujara, Indian women’s cricket team member Harmanpreet Kaur has also been nominated by the board for the award. However, there has been no nomination from BCCI for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. “We have sent Cheteshwar and Harmanpreet’s name for the

Taking Thirukkural to the younger generation

Chennai: When ‘memes’ and ‘apps’ dominate youngsters, a group thought differently and wrote Thirukkural verses on the walls of Valluvar Kottam in T Nagar in the city with meaning in English too. Students of Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School in the vicinity accomplished the mission. Speaking to News Today, school principal, Vasanthi S said, “As part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the school, we launched the ‘Model

Rs 1 lakh stolen from mosquito net shop

Chennai: Burglars looted Rs one lakh cash from a mosquito net retail outlet located at Parry’s Corner last night. Thieves broke the front door lock and stole the cash. A case has been registered by the owner of the outlet, Jaffer, with Esplanade police station.

Crowds throng to check out millet fest in Chennai

Chennai: ‘Nonchalant Ram’ came forward to serve the guest, to move around and to taste the millet recipe prepared. Bubbly Vinoth was all abuzz with new ideas of decoration for the cafe programme – Arvind’s Cafe – A millet feast held at Arvind Institute of Vocational Excellence, Fourth Sector, K K Nagar on 15 April. Beach umbrellas, handmade hangings, placement of tables for the cafe, encouraging his special needs friends