July 15, 2017

Crank's Cornerrr!

What do you think is the biggest problem now facing Tamil Nadu? a) Unstable political situation b) Declining industrial development c) Water and agrarian crisis d) Corruption in high places. Going by the amount of newsprint and airwaves expended in the last few days, the answer to the question is the un-given option e) Bigg Boss. To those who, probably on account of residing in Mars, don’t know what Bigg

Wsquare claims work spaces for women

Chennai: After marriage or the birth of a child, a woman is usually confined within the four walls of a house. Her education and talents remain unexplored. But Wsquare – India’s first co-working space for women, which provides a platform for women who are looking at getting back to work, conducted a summit where women – barring age, barriers and background – put up stalls exhibiting their creations. Wsquare is

MCC school enters semifinals

Chennai: Madras Christian College School (A) defeated St Mary’s to enter the semifinals of the MCC-MRF interschool cricket tournament (T-20) beingplayed here. Batting first they scored 157 for 5 in 20 overs. In reply, St Mary’s managed just 140 runs. RESULTS: Quarter Finals: Madras Christian College School (A) 157 for 5 in 20 overs (Lithesh 83, Rahul 55, M Vimal Raj 2 for 22) bt St Mary’s Sch 140 for

Shaze challengers smashes Dabang smashers

Chennai: Shaze Challengers were leading Dabang Smashers TTC 8-4 on points at the end of match 4 on Day 2 of the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai. Portuguese world No 14 Marcos Freitas put Dabang Smashers TTC ahead with a 2-1 victory (11-3, 11-6, 10- 11) over Indian Soumyajit Ghosh in the men’s singles (Foreign vs Indian) clash. Left-handed Freitas jumped to a

Kaththi team to reunite for film

A R Murgadoss who is busy with his upcoming flick Spyder with Mahesh Babu, is soon to start his next with Vijay. This will be the third movie together for the duo after Thupakki and Kaththi. The latest buzz about this movie is that composer Anirudh has been roped in to compose the tracks and backgroud score. This untitled flick is to be bankrolled by Sun Pictures. This movie is said to

Ashok Leyland lends hand to students

Chennai: Ashok Leyland of Hinduja Group has announced the extension of its corporate social responsibility project, ‘Road to School’, for 45 schools in Namakkal district recently. After Shoolagiri, Anchetty, Minjur and Puzhal towns, Ashok Leyland will help improve the primary and middle school education in government schools in Namakkal district covering four educational blocks. Namakkal, Mohanur, Paramathy and Erumapatti. With this addition (4,700 students), the project will positively impact 19,700

Tik Tik Tik first look on 17 July

The first look of Jayam Ravi starrer Tik Tik Tik is expected to be out on 17 July. This was announced by the director of the flick Shakti Soundarrajan in social media. India’s first space movie the flick is bankrolled by Hitesh Jabak under his banner Nemichand Jhabak. Nivetha Pethuraj plays the female lead. Music is by D Imman. Aaron Aziz, a Singapore based actor plays the antagonist. Sources say Jayam Ravi will

Easy win for Jeppiaar college

Chennai: Jeppiaar college defeated SRM in the women’s section match of the Suncer Memorial volleyball tournament being played here. In the men’s section, IOB beat Customs 3-2. Results WOMEN: Jeppiaar Engineering College bt SRM (25-8,25-15) MEN: IOB bt Customs (25-15 , 22-25 , 25-27, 25-23 ,15-11) Indian Bank bt ICF (25-23 , 25-20 , 22-25, 25-20)

I would like to do negative roles: Nitin Satyaa

“I want to be remembered as a performer who dares to do any role,” says actor-producer Nitin Satyaa. His performance as a middle-aged man in Pandigai has won him accolades. Having been in the industry for over a decade, he ventured into production a few months ago. Speaking to News Today, he says, “I am happy that people acknowledge my good work in Pandigai. It has given me confidence to do

FIBA Asia cup: Danapal appointed commissioner

Chennai: VP Danapal has been nominated as International Commissioner for the 23rd FIBA Asia Cup for women to be held from 23 to 29 July at Bangalore by FIBA Asia. Says Danapal, “This is a great opportunity to me as a commissioner for the championship which is a seniorlevel. Being a only Commissioner from Tamilnadu, I believe this opportunity will help me to raise my level as an individual and

Seminar on education in Russia Sunday

Chennai: EDURUSSIA, the admission department of Russian Government Universities in India, is organising a free seminar to spread awareness among students on application procedures to various universities. According to a press release, the seminar will be conducted in multiple sessions from 10 am to 6 pm tomorrow at Hotel Shelter, Venkatesa Agraharam Street (Opp Saibaba Temple), Mylapore. The aim of the seminar is to curb the malice of touts claiming