August 2017

Kabaddi: U Mumba play hard, beat Haryana Steelers

Mumbai: In a game that U Mumba were desperate to win, Anup Kumar and Kuldeep Singh kept the side together to get them over the line at Mumbai on Wednesday. Haryana Steelers missed their star raider Vikas Kandola in the second half and were overcome by the U Mumba defence in the final minutes to suffer their second loss to the Mumbai-based franchise this season at the Pro Kabaddi league.

Benz ready to bring electric vehicles to India by 2019

Chennai: “The government should not focus on a sole technical solution as pressing for electric vehicles alone will not benefit anybody,” said Mercedes-Benz India, managing director and CEO, Roland Folger at the launch of the first AMG performance centre in the city. It is the seventh AMG centre to be opened in the country. “We will bring electric vehicles to India in 2019, but that will depend on taxation. In

Cranes, trolleys ease up Chennai Ganesha immersion

Chennai: With Vinayaka Chathurthi comes the visarjan (idol immersion) ceremony. The 5,000-odd idols of Lord Ganesha that were kept at various places in the city and its outskirts are to be immersed in the Bay of Bengal in batches. The police have demarcated Kasimedu, Foreshore Estate, Tiruvanmiyur and Neelankarai beaches as the places for the immersion ceremony. This is to avoid crowding in one place and for better crowd management. Already,

Velacheri lake in Chennai floats in rich history

Chennai: Every time it rains, Velacheri in the city literally drowns. If we look into the geographical description of this locality, it was once made up of several lakes surrounded by dense forest. Majority of these water bodies have now been encroached by concrete jungles. However, one of them still survives urbanisation, which is Velacheri lake. Velacheri aeri is one of the few lakes that are left, although a portion

Prostate in septuagenarian treated with laser

Chennai: The team of doctors of RG Stone Urology and Laparoscopy Hospital have performed a rare feat. They have successfully performed endo urological surgery on a 74-year-old man. During a press briefing here on Wednesday, hospital MD, Dr R Vijay Kumar, who lead the team of doctors, explained the successful procedure. He said, “A 74-year-old gentleman came to our hospital with complaints of severe obstructive lower urinary tract symptoms for

Bharat Yatra against child trafficking begins 11 Sept

Chennai: The rate of child marriages, trafficking and sexual abuse seems to be a cause for concern as it is running high in Tamilnadu. According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) and National Family Health Survey (NFHS-3), 2,15,212 girls and 1,64,763 boys are being married off before the legal age. Concerned over it, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation will be undertaking Bharat Yatra which fights child sexual abuse and