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Arya's bride hunt

‘Hi Friends. Finally In search of my Life Partner #MySoulmate,’ read actor Arya’s twitter handle. There was also a video of the actor asking interested women to call him at 7330173301. It is said that the Raja Rani actor posted this as a promo for his upcoming reality show. Sources say the actor will be hosting a television programme, similar to the US show called ‘The Bachelor’, where a popular

I-League teams rue over match timings

Chennai: The new season of the I-League is set to kick off this Saturday as Minerva Punjab FC will host Mohun Bagan in the opening game of the campaign. For the first time, the I-League will be running simultaneously alongside the Indian Super League (ISL), with Star Sports, one of the stakeholders of ISL, being the official broadcaster for both the competitions. While the ISL games have been scheduled on

Cheque books to become history?

New Delhi: In a bid to boost digital transactions and create a cashless India, the Narendra Modi government is likely to ban all cheque books. A senior functionary of industry body CAIT had last week said that the Centre may withdraw the bank cheque book facility in the ‘near future’ to encourage digital transactions. Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said the government needs to encourage

Google doodles Dr Rukhmabai Raut

Chennai: A lady draped in saree, with a stethoscope, with hospital beds in the backdrop. This is the picture that you would come across when you visit the Google website today. The lady in the picture is Rukhmabai Raut, one of the first practicing women doctors in India under the British rule. The Google doodle is dedicated to the woman, who is also credited for the enactment of the Age

Officials get ready to grill Sasikala

Chennai: The Income Tax Department is all geared up to conduct an inquiry with V K Sasikala, who is currently lodged in a Karnataka jail after being convicted in a disproportionate asset (DA) case earlier this year. Sasikala, expelled leader of AIADMK is now in the midst of a storm after I-T officials cracked down on her family members and associates two weeks ago through Operation Clean Money. The I-T

RPF men lend a helping hand

Chennai: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) job is to look into the security of the railway property and travelling persons. For anti-social elements, the force acts tough and when it comes to abandoned people, they lend a helping hand. A series of events happened in the Chennai recently to show both sides of the RPF personnel. According to a press release from Southern Railway, cries of a 10-day- old abandoned

Maithreyan, Thambidurai fight it out

Chennai: A fresh war of words broke out between the AIADMK leaders as they had mixed opinions on the party’s Rajya Sabha MP V Maitreyan’s remarks about partiality shown to deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and his supporters. Following Maitreyan’s Facebook post yesterday,  Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambi Durai said that Maitreyan’s statement was his personal opinion. In response to this, Maitreyan in a post today said that the

Who is Anbuchezhiyan?

Chennai: ‘Anbu’ can be found only in his name and not in his actions, as they are quite opposite to it, says a film personality about financier Anbuchezhiyan. Many who spoke to News Today were ready to reveal shocking details about ‘Madurai Anbu’, as he is popularly known in the industry, but with one condition- their name should not be published. Such is the fear created by Anbu and his

Producer's suicide: Cops launch hunt for financier

Chennai: A day after actor-filmmaker M Sasikumar’s relative and partner in film production, B Ashok Kumar,  committed suicide allegedly unable to bear harassment from financier Anbuchezhiyan, the police has formed three special teams to nab the money lender, who has gone into hiding. The teams are headed by Assistant Commissioner of Valsaravakkam, Sampath, Inspector (crime) Kumaran and Inspector (L&O) Muthuraj. Sources said that a team has been sent to Madurai,

Unhealthy growth

The first ever State-wise health report is out. The study, ‘India: Health of the Nation’s States — the India State-level Disease Burden Initiative’, comparing the health of citizens in 2016 with that in 1990. First, the good marks: Life expectancy has gone up by almost 10 years: Up from 59.7 years in 1990 to 70.3 years in 2016, women have an edge over men. Secondly, our socio-economic development over these