November 2017

'Smoking alone does not cause lung cancer'

Chennai: We are almost nearing the end of November, a month dedicated to awareness on lung cancer, which many of us fail to notice, says pulmonologist from Fortis Malar Hospital, Prasanna Kumar. In an conversation with News Today, the doctor said an international study shows that lung cancer accounts for about 27 per cent of all cancer deaths. He added that death due to lung cancer is more than that

Top officials busy with R K Nagar by-poll work

Chennai: The political and official machinery have now shifted their focus on R K Nagar, where by-election is scheduled to be held on 21 December. The constituency has already come under tight security and vehicle checks are being done by police officials in a bid to prevent movement of ‘cash’ and ‘gifts’. Election officials, who conducted a meeting here, have decided to take strict action against malpractices and have chalked

'Sorkuvai' to add new Tamil words every month

Chennai: There are many who are worried that ‘Tamil ini mella saagum’ as it is not able to keep pace with the changing language landscape. But when you have a proactive Minister looking after the language exclusively in the State, there seems hope. Minister for Tamil, Art, Culture and Archaeology, K Pandiarajan, will soon make sure we have Tamil words for foreign words like ‘BPO’ (Business Process Outsourcing) and ‘gestalt’

Chennai's hero fought Mumbai terror on 26/11

Chennai: The date 26 November 2008 is etched in our memories – 10 armed men of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a terrorist organisation based in Pakistan, held Mumbai hostage by spreading terror. In the deadly attack, 164 people were killed and over 308 wounded. Commandos of the National Security Guards (NSG), who conducted Operation Black Tornado carried out an extensive rescue mission. Except for terrorist Ajmal Kasab, who was caught alive, the rest

OPS team unhappy with Palaniswami faction

Chennai: Cracks are once again visible in the AIADMK, as a supporter of Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has alleged that “OPS supporters are being sidelined”. Adding strength to his claim, Panneerselvam was reportedly absent at the MGR centenary event in Madurai today, which was attended by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and senior ministers. ‘Aspire’ Swaminathan, a key member of the OPS group, posted on his Facebook page that