November 10, 2017

CBI opposes discharge plea of Maran brothers

Chennai: The CBI today strongly opposed discharge of Maran brothers – former Union Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanidhi Maran – in the illegal telephone exchange case, causing Rs 1.78 crore loss to the exchequer, and pleaded for dismissing their pleas. When the discharge petitions plea filed by Maran brothers and other accused came up for hearing before XIV Additional Judge for CBI cases S Natarajan, the CBI

Soumyajit, Sathiyan top groups in German Open

Magdeburg (Germany): India’s premier table tennis players, Soumyajit Ghosh and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran beat the odds to top their respective groups in the Seamaster 2018 ITTF World Tour Platinum German Open here in Magdeburg. Sathiyan had to fight hard for his place in the next rounds. He got the better of Hong Kong’s Man Ho Kwan  9-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-7, 11-3, 8-11, 11-3 first but then had to dig deep to

It will be Nadal vs Federer once again

Chennai: To a casual tennis fan, this year’s ATP Finals can be described as ‘Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and everyone else.’ Each of the tournament’s two group consists of one very famous player (Federer and Nadal) and three relative unknowns in terms of tournament championships. The rest of the ATP’s ruling establishment – Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori etc have been wiped out of this years draw

Poker league to host second season

Chennai: Poker Sports League is set to host its second season here. It will bring together Poker enthusiasts from all across the world. Talking about the launch of season two, PSL Co founder & CEO Pranav Bagai said,  “Two teams are up for grabs. There are interests. The league owners are looking to get the best of the best on board. We are opening up two teams for bidding to

Why Vadapalani Murugan temple is famous

Chennai: If you think Vadapalani in the city is only known for movies and theatres, you might be wrong. There is also a lot of spiritualism and culture hidden in the small but highly developed locality. And more importantly, there is a lot of cultural history, thanks to the presence of Vadapalani temple. Also called as Kartikeyan, Kandhan and Kumaran, Murugan is the Tamil identity for warfare. Tamil literature of

Duo in Chennai area help kittens find home

Chennai: Cats are unique creatures. And their peculiar behaviour prove it. “Who else is likely to serenade you passionately at 3 am? But their kitty quirks are part of the reason that we love them,” was the unanimous answer from Vignesh (24) and Sibi (25) from Sector 15, Ottagapalayam, Vadapalani in the city who are known in their locality as cat-lovers. Passionate towards adopting stray cats, Vignesh and Sibi, who