November 2017

Rahul on top

Since the Election Commission set the 31 December deadline for it to conclude its internal polls, the Congress high command has finally bowed to the inevitable. The schedule announced on Monday, following a ritualistic meeting of Congress Working Committee, has set 16 December for polling should it become necessary. And if there is no one courageous enough to challenge, Rahul Gandhi is all set to be anointed as the party

Velammal U-14 boys team win volleyball tourney

Chennai: Velammal Main School U-14 volleyball boys team participated in the 35th Republic Day games and won the gold medal with the score of 21-10, 21-14 in the final game that was played against Rice City Matriculation Higher Secondary at Nagapattinam New Beach School. Fifteen teams all over state took part in the tournament.  

'There are 4% vacancies in govt health sector'

Chennai: There are just 4 per cent vacancies in government health sector in the State and it will be filled soon, said Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. Handing over appointment orders to special doctors and others at a function organised by the Health Department at Kalaivanar Arangam here today, he said, “We are providing healthcare as per WHO’s recommendations and are inching closer to fulfilling their required parameters. In fact,

Vijay Shankar's father proud of son

Chennai: Tamilnadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar’s inclusion in the Indian Test Squad ha brought joy to the sport-lovers across the city. His father is greatly thrilled. Speaking to News Today, an entrepreneur and a resident of Madipakkam, Shankar says,”It is just the beginning for my son. He has lot more to achieve. He will give his best for the country.” Vijay Shankar (26) has been included in the Indian Test team

Vijay Shankar to join Test team against Lanka

Chennai: Vijay Shankar has been hoping for a national call-up for a while now but his elevation in the India Test team came as a surprise to the Tamilnadu all-rounder. Shankar, who was seen as a back-up seam bowling all-rounder to Hardik Pandya, was drafted into the Indian Test team in the ongoing series against Sri Lanka as a replacement for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. “I am really excited (about the call-up).

GoAir expands operations in Chennai

Chennai: GoAir said that it has increased its operations in and out of Chennai with the launch of six new additional flights. In a company’s press note it is said that this is for the winter schedule effective from 23 November, 2017. To commensurate its twelve successful years in the domestic skies, the company has also announced an anniversary fare offer starting from Rs 1212 plus taxes on all new

Sasikala to be quizzed tomorrow?

Chennai: After questioning several of her family members, the Income Tax  department is planning to conduct an inquiry with expelled AIADMK supremo V K Sasikala who is currently lodged in a Karnataka jail related to a disproportionate assets case. Officials of the I-T department is expected to quiz her inside the jail premises tomorrow, sources say. The officials plan to question after unearthing several documents and electronic devices from two

Tesla launches new electric sports car & truck

Tesla, the American electric carmaker, made a surprise entry into the truck and sports car segment with its recent launch of Tesla Semi, a truck, and Roadster, a sports car. With many countries moving towards green energy, Tesla is pinning its hopes on their new releases. The firm also expects these electric-powered trucks will replace diesel-fueled ones. Many other companies and manufacturers are also making big investments in this sector.

GIS mapping of Chennai begins

Chennai: Greater Chennai Corporation today commenced a Geographic information system (GIS) survey using drones which will cover the whole of the city in 120 days, in an initiative which is being done for the first time in India. The project called ‘Preparation of base map using geo-spatial techniques’ was inaugurated at a playground at Raja Annamalaipuram this morning by State Municipal Administration Minister S P Velumani. “The drones will survey

Book stall owner held for abuse of girl

Chennai: Ice House police has detained a bookstall owner for sexually abusing a 12-year-old at his store here last afternoon. Police said that the victim, a resident of Ice House and a class seven student, visited the store owned by the accused Abu Hanifa, 43, last afternoon. The shop is located opposite a school. It is said that Abu Hanifa misbehaved with the girl. ‘The victim first narrated this incident

Poor production behind egg price rise

Chennai: With the temperatures dropping in and winters knocking door, retail cost of eggs has seen a significant mark up. Tight supply has seen egg prices surge by up to 40 per cent, to Rs 7-7.50 a piece, in retail markets across the country, Poultry Federation of India President Ramesh Katri said. The upward trend would continue in the coming months as egg production is likely to be 25-30 per