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Royal Enfield 650 cc engine rumbles, not thumps

  “It’s not a thump but a rumble,” said Royal Enfield CEO Siddhartha Lal when reporters asked him what kind of sound the new 650 cc engine produces. If you didn’t understand what I was referring to, well, Royal Enfield unveiled two brand new flagship offerings Continental GT 650 and Interceptor to the world at the EICMA auto show in Milan recently. The bikes which were tested in every nook

Chennai suburban youth bags CII award for mentoring

Chennai: C Ragu, a resident of Perungalathur, a Chennai suburb, has clinched the prestigious Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) award for mentoring. He shared with News Today , his journey from scratch to where he is now. He said, “I belong to a tribal community based out of Perungalathur. Due to challenges in home, I got dropped out of school when I was pursuing 11th standard. At a time when

Yoga teacher in suburb teaches for free

Chennai: Yoga is regarded as one of the effective ways of developing a sound mind and body. S Anantharaman, an yoga master at Perungalathur in the city suburb , is teaching it free of cost to residents. He shares with News Today his journey so far. “My interest towards yoga started during my childhood days when my uncle used to tell me about the benefits of learning it. Being an

Animal deaths in Vandalur zoo are worrying

Chennai: At 8:30 am yesterday, Arignar Anna Zoological Park at Vandalur lost one more animal, as a lioness named Mala died after giving birth to a still-born cub on Monday. Though the zoo management claimed that the animal died due to uterine puncture, there is more to it than meets the eye. Just around a week back, four tiger cubs were found dead a day after their mother gave birth

Nokia launches 5G air scale multi band radio

Chennai: “Great ideas come out of every research and development centre and we should be proud that Chennai has a lot of it. In fact, the city has become one of the prime destinations for technology and concept incubation. Thanks to the full-fledged efforts of the government like Stand up India, Make in India, we are making new milestones every now and then. As citizens, we should strive hard to

Offbeat medley: News Today goes freewheeling

Chennai: This is not your regular news. News Today correspondents give you experiences of life that you won’t find in regular news reports. THE BIG FIGHT A few days ago, this scribe was commuting from Tirumalpur to reach Chengalpet in a train. A person in the compartment, who was a Sivaji fan, began speaking about the actor and was joined by others. Their conversation, which had positive and negative comments, got a

His aim is to mobilise them

Chennai: “The life of differently-abled people is not easy. Only those who live with them know what adversities they undergo on a daily basis,” says Southern Railways employee based out of Perambur Shankar Jaikishan. For all those who don’t know him, he is one of the renowned experts of the city modifying cars and bikes for the differently-abled. Holding many awards and accolades up his sleeves, he is right now

Now accessing airport from city suburb is easy

Chennai: Good times are ahead for residents of Perungalathur and the nearby areas because accessing Chennai airport will as easy as a cup of tea for them soon. Yes, the proposed elevated corridor that promises to declog GST Road from Chennai Airport to Chengalpattu, is going to be integrated with Chennai Bypass in the first phase of the project. This move will not only provide easy access to Maduravoyal but

Social activist in Chennai suburb empowers women

Chennai: Poongodi from New Perungalathur in the city suburb is teaching women skill development courses that make them self-sufficient and stand on their own. She does all these absolutely free of cost. She shares with News Today her journey so far. Q: What inspired you to indulge into social work? A: Though I started my life as a normal girl, things soon turned upside down. I don’t know how, but

Mudichur Road in city suburb needs bus facilities

Chennai: Mudichur Main Road connecting Tambaram flyover with Vandalur-Oragadam Road is one of the important roads in the locality providing access to the western parts of the city and its suburbs. Knowing its importance, the stretch is also soon going to be widened into a six-lane road. But residents continue to complain that MTC buses operated on the road don’t halt at all bus stops. A resident based out of

India to get Japanese cruiser after a decade

Chennai: Come 7 November and we are going to see Japanese cruiser, Intruder, hit our roads for the first time after a decade. Made entirely in India, Suzuki Motorcycles is going to launch their new affordable motorcycle in the country. Cruisers are a segment of motorcycles that offers large and relaxed engines with comfortable ergonomics to cover long distances. They are very popular in United States, where people in various