NT Bureau

Sorry story of suburban commuters

Chennai: The number of commuters increases on a daily basis, but the number of trains remains the same for years. And you can not even dream about facilities in stations. This is the case of EMU services between Chennai Beach and Chengalpet. “Chennai is no more up to Tambaram and it extends beyond Chengalpet now. Thousands of people travel from areas beyond Tambaram to the heart of the city for

Nagarjuna calls off son's wedding

Chennai: Actor Nagarjuna’s son Akhil Akkineni’s wedding with Shriya Bhupal has reportedly been called off just months before the big day. Shriya , granddaughter of business tycoon GVK Reddy, got engaged to actor Akhil in a private ceremony. Sources close to the family said, the engagement was called off by Akhil and Shriya while Nagarjuna and GVK Reddy reluctantly gave in. Akhil and Shriya were supposed to tie the knot

ISIS links: City bizmen under scanner

Chennai: After days of grilling Mylapore resident Mohammad Iqbal for his links with the ISIS, investigators have zeroed in on two businessmen out of total six suspects, who are reportedly said to be hiding in the city. One of them is heading a jewellery showroom , sources said. It is learnt that Iqbal has been remanded in Kotturpuram Police station and the city police has a minimal role to play

3 fall to death from speeding EMU

Chennai: Three young commuters, presumably students, were killed on the spot, and four others injured, when they were hit by a signal post between St Thomas Mount and Palavanthangal railway stations today. All of them were travelling on the footboard of the EMU fast local, which was going from Chengalpet to Chennai Beach, when the bag of one of them was hit by the post. In the impact, all seven

Mallya sees no grounds for extradition

New Delhi: Businessman Vijay Mallya, who is wanted in India for Rs 9,000 crore loan default, was seen at an event in UK promoting a new Formula One car launched by his team Sahara Force India. He also said Indian authorities had no grounds to extradite him from Britain and he would not be leaving. Mallya, who has a base in London as well as a country home bought from the

Applications are invited for fellowships

Chennai: has announced its annual competition for Fulbright-Nehru, Fulbright-Kalam and other Fulbright fellowships for Indian citizens for the academic year 2018-19. The fellowships are open for specific disciplines for master’s study, PhD students, post-doctoral research, senior researchers and for school teachers. There are also fellowships for policymakers and NGOs. The eligible disciplines, application guidelines and last date to apply are available on www.usief.org.in. For more information, contact 044 2857 4275 or email: usiefchennai@usief.org.in.

Top docs for meet on skull base surgeries

Chennai: s hosting the 60th All India Temporal bone microsurgical workshop alongside the first international advanced skull base surgery meeting from 24 to 26 February. At a press meet here yesterday, Mohan Kameswaran, founder director of MERF, said that very few centres in the country did skull base surgeries. The skull base is the area below the brain and above and around the ear, he added. “There are a number of conditions that require surgery in this area – children born without an inner

Cueist Shrikrishna has big aims

Chennai: Young cueist S Shrikrishna, who has impressed with his performances at the national level and in international tournaments, was honoured by Rotary Club of Madras East with the ‘Young Achiever Award’ in association with Murugavel Selvan Foundation. Ravi Viswanathan, president – growth markets, Tata Consultancy Services, was the chief guest and presented the award to Shrikrishna. Rotary Club of Madras East president Ananth Kittappa and other offi ce-bearers were present. Shrikrishna

Visually impaired showcase their products to students

Chennai: For the NSS students from Prince Sri Venkateswara Arts & Science College, it was a memorable moment when they visited Chennai Lions Foundation for the Blind in Medavakkam recently. They not only had an opportunity to interact with 39 visually impaired people, but also to know how skillful they were. The visually impaired saw the 50 boys through their heart by touching them and gave them the envelopes that they have made as gifts. The students also saw the large quantity of

TNPSC releases rank list of candidates

Chennai: Tamilnadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) has published ranklist of candidates appeared for varoius posts under Grade-I, III and IV services. The written examination for the 5,451 vacancies in the posts of Junior Assistant, Bill Collector Grade-I, Field  Surveyor, Draftsman, Typist and Steno Typist Grade-III included in Group-IV Services was held on 6 November 2016. Out of 12, 51,291 candidates appeared in the written examination, the marks and rank position of the 11,50 , 392 candidates is hosted in the TNPSC website ‘www.tnpsc.gov.in’, an official