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