July 1, 2017

Offbeat medley: News Today goes freewheeling

This is not your regular news. News Today correspondents give you experiences of life that you won’t find in regular news reports. PREMAM AND POLICE There was heavy police protection at a government arts college following an incident of violence between students. This scribe was assigned to cover the news and had to visit the college. At the main entrance, this scribe was stopped by a few policemen who wanted to

SDAT to hold sports hostel trials on 5 July

Chennai: The Sports Development Authority of Tamilnadu (SDAT) will conduct its second batch of sports hostel trials on 5 July, starting 8 am. Interested students have to register on the SDAT website sdat.tn.gov.in and produce certificates and registered documents on the same day. For men, trials will be held in athletics (Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex), basketball (Nehru Indoor Stadium), badminton (Nehru Park Sports Complex) and swimming (Velacheri Aquatic Complex). For

Batsmen score in TNCA-Villupuram DCA matches

Chennai: J Nazar’s unbeaten 92 helped Captain CC beat Valavanur CC by 10 wickets in a TNCA-Villupuram DCA First Division league match on Friday. Brief scores: First Division: Valavanur CC 128 in 25.2 ovs (Saravanan 3/5) lost to Captain CC 129/0 in 10.2 ovs (Nazar 92 n.o.); Ammu CC 294/9 in 50 ovs (Anbu 57, Periyannasamy 70, Srinivasan 43; Thirunaukarasu 3/35) bt Mailam Engg 169 in 38.4 ovs (Thirunaukarasu 62,

Carrom: Dilli Babu emerges State champion

  Chennai: D Dilli Babu (Chennai) won the India Cements 58th Tamilnadu State Carrom Championship 2016-17. In the singles finals, Dilli Babu defeated K Ramesh Babu 25-16; 25-05. In the women’s section, P Jayashree (Chennai) defeated M Parimala Devi (Chennai) 21-17; 9-23; 17-15. Veteran (above 50 years) Men Singles: Surendra Babu (Chennai) bt R Balakottaiah (Chennai) 25-5; 24-13 Veteran (above 50 years) Women Singles Asha Padmanabhan (Chennai) bt Maheshwari Jagadesan

Illegal parking in Chennai suburb creates chaos

Chennai: The Perungalathur Mofussil Bus Terminus in the city suburban area is one of the prominent bus boarding centres in the city. In fact, it attracts a floating population of over 10,000 people on a daily basis. But residents alleged that private buses have increased many-fold in recent times and continue to hinder free flow of traffic during peak hours. They also requested the local body to take adequate measures

Garbage woes in Chennai suburb irk residents

Chennai: Heaps of garbage in Amar Nagar at Tambaram Sanatorium in the city suburb is posing a serious health hazard to hundreds of residents living nearby. The empty plot is being used as a dumpyard, not just by the residents, but also those from Krishna Street, due to non-availability of dust bins. The sight of overflowing garbage of all kinds – electrical items, bio waste and plastic items – speaks