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

Kaala will speak against social taboos: Pa Ranjith

Director Pa Ranjith who is busy shooting for Rajinikanth starrer Kaala has said that movie speaks about various social issues and solutions are offered to problems that affect common man. Speaking to a news channel, the  filmmaker said, “It will be a commercial entertainer loaded with a strong message”. The film, which also stars Nana Patekar, Huma Qureshi, Anjali Patil, Pankaj Tripathi, Samuthirakani and Sakshi Aggarwal, is being bankrolled by

Residents help restore Chennai suburban park

Chennai: Perungalathur is not only known for the huge number of natural waterbodies it sports, but also the beautiful parks in the vicinity. Be it the Abdul Kalam park which surrounds a big pond or the small parks surrounding the Panchayat office, all add to the locality’s glamour. But in the recent times, residents allege that the parks are not maintained properly leading to miscreants misusing them. Kamarajar Park in

Prabhudeva to direct Prabhas

Prabhudheva is all set to direct Prabhas soon. After the ‘Baahubali‘ star completes Saaho, he will act in Prabhudeva’s film, say sources. When asked, Prabhudeva, said , “Prabhas is a dear friend of mine . I know him from the time he set foot in Tamil-Telugu cinema. In fact, he sportingly did a cameo appearance in my Hindi film, Action Jackson. I would love to direct him. But, it’s definitely

Canteens in Chennai railway station to function, say many

Chennai: The busy Perambur railway station in the city has only one functional canteen that is managed by the railways. The lack of many such stalls has led railway passengers go to restaurants and other eateries which charge exorbitant rates. Many say that the food sold in the outlet inside the station is cheaper and tasty. What is worse is that important railway stations such as Perambur Loco Works, Villivakkam

Karthi to be a  cop in Dheeran Adhigaram Ondru

Following the success of Kashmora, Karthi is busy shooting for his next Theeran Adhigaram Ondru being directed by Sathuranga Vettai fame H Vinoth. It is touted to be an action thriller. Interestingly the first look poster of Karthi in police uniform was out in social media. It went viral. The movie is produced by S R Prabhu and Prakash Babu under the Dream Warrior Pictures banner, and it stars Rakul