December 29, 2017

Auto driver held for assaulting woman

Chennai: Valsaravakkam police arrested one auto driver for assaulting a lady shopkeeper at her outlet last evening here. Police said that the victim, Radha, 35,a resident of Valsaravakkam and owns a petty shop. “Last evening, an auto driver came to the shop and bought cigarattes for Rs 500. He attacked her with a sharp weapon while Radha was searching for change in the cash box,” police said. The victim, subsequently,

Yashwanth stars for AVM

Chennai: R Yashwanth’s whirlwind knock of 62 paved the way for AVM Rajeshwari to beat PSBB KK Nagar by 41 runs in the quarterfinals of the Junior Super Kings Inter-School T20 championship. AVM’s R Srihari Srinivas starred with the ball taking four for 27 to hasten PSBB’s chase at 124. SR Vasisht’s knock of 50 went in vain. Scores: AT CHENNAI: QF: AVM Rajeshwari 165/4 in 20 overs (R Yashwanth

'Velaikkaran' slum set opens for public view

Ever since Velaikkaran by film maker Mohan Raja, starring Sivakarthikeyan and Nayanthara hit screens this week, the huge set resembling Chennai slum erected for the movie in Prasad Labs in Saligramam is the talk of the town. To make it more exciting, the set will be opened to public from 31 December between 9 am and 5 pm. Interestingly, this slum set is an integral part of the fi lm

ATM machine looted in Rajamangalam

Chennai: Rajamangalam police has launched a search hunt for a youth who went on a run after stealing around Rs 9 lakh from an ATM kiosk located near Rajamangalam. This incident came to light when the bank customers complained to the branch’s manager, about empty Automated Teller Machine without any cash. Based on this, the manage enquired with a private finance firm, who is entrusted with offloading cash inside the

Viswanathan Anand is World Rapid Chess Champ

Riyadh: Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand exacted sweet revenge for the 2013 World Championship defeat against World Number 1 Magnus Carlsen beating him at the World Rapid and Blitz Championship in Riyadh. It was the ninth round match up, with Anand being on an unbeaten run. The former World Number 1 played the contest with black pieces and started off on an aggressive note which caught Carlsen off-guard. On Thursday,

TN against private bus operators on key routes

Chennai: Following the end of the 10th round of talks between representatives of trade unions and officials of the Transport Department on Wednesday –  which ended without agreements – Transport Minister M R Vijayabhaskar today spoke about his request to the Centre to make amendments to five road transport rules. Speaking to reporters, he said, “The greatest drawback of the present rules is the provision to allow private players to

Jayam Ravi is proud papa

Jayam Ravi was all happy as his son Aarav started the dubbing for Tik Tik Tik. The dad-son combo plays lead roles in the movie directed by Sakthi Soundararajan. A space thriller, it is all complete and ready for release. Jayam Ravi tweeted, “Aarav has started dubbing for Tik Tik Tik. Jayam Ravi shared a small text along with a photo via his Twitter space, “Proud dad dubs for #tiktiktik

Vairamuthu not face of Tamil literature: Jeya Mohan

Chennai: With some speculation rising among the Tamil literary fraternity regarding lyricist Vairamuthu being conferred with Jnanpith award, renowned writer Jeya Mohan has censured the Janapith committee and Tamil literary world. In his recent blog post, titled ‘Vairamuthuvukku Gnanapeedama?’ He has slammed the writers and literary enthusiasts for projecting a wrong face to represent Tamil literature. Jeya Mohan wrote, “If this ends up as just a rumour, it will be

Jeje stike from spot helps Chennaiyin consolidate

Jamshedpur: A first half of two penalties — one converted and one missed — decided the outcome of the Indian Super League match between Jamshedpur FC and Chennaiyin FC, with the visiting side emerging 1-0 winners in a closely- fought contest yesterday. Just when it seemed the first half would be remembered for a flurry of half chances, the referee pointed to the spot when Jamshedpur’s Mehtab Hossain took a

'Arjun Reddy' heroine to do Tamil film with Jiiva

Shalini Pandey, who hogged the limelight with Arjun Reddy, is a household name in Hyderabad today. At a time when everyone thought that she would do a slew of Telugu films as offers poured into her kitty, the actress has chosen otherwise. Shalini Pandey will be playing the female lead in a movie opposite Jiiva in Tamil. The flick is to be produced by Vijay Raghavendra, who made Rum. The film has music by Sam C while

I am a Chennai ponnu, says Samantha

“People call me a Hyderabad girl. But I went from Pallavaram to Hyderabad. So, I am very much a Chennai ponnu,” says actress Samantha. Post her wedding with Nag Chaitanya,she was in Chennai to shoot for Irumbu Thirai alongside Vishal. Directed by Mithran, Irumbu Thirai features Vishal in the role of a military officer, while Samantha plays a psychologist. Veteran actor Arjun plays the baddie. Speaking about the movie, Samantha,