Inaugurating a massive tree plantation drive at Anna University, the Governor appeal to the youth and students to join hands to promote green cover and make planting of saplings into a mass movement. This will help in preventing climate change and increase ground water level in Tamilnadu, he said. “We have seen the fury caused by cyclones like ‘Vardah’ which uprooted thousands of trees. It becomes our bounden duty to
Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao released a coffee table book on ‘Flora of Raj Bhavan, Chennai and Ooty’ at a function held at Anna University here on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, he said the book will serve as a heritage document comprising rich repository of plant wealth. The floral wealth of the Raj Bhavans in Chennai and Ooty is unique with a mixture of indigenous and many exotic species. The
Thanjavur: Veterinarians at an institute here have removed 38.4 kg of plastic bags and a LED bulb from the stomach of a bull. The bull, used for jallikattu (bull taming sport), was brought to Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex (TVCC) of Veterinary College and Research Institute here by its owner Ayyappan of Tiruchi district yesterday following anorexia and debility. On examination it was diagnosed that the animal has acute ruminal impaction
Chennai: In a rare feat, a team of cardiologists and anaesthesia specialists at Government Stanley Medical Hospital performed seven cases of atrial septal defect (ASD) device closure procedure in a single day on 10 April. Not only that, they performed all the procedures within a time-frame between 8.30 am and 3.30 pm and all the seven patients were discharged on the very next day itself. The seven patients included a
Chennai: Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu, who clinched gold in the 2016 Summer Paralympics at Rio, was felicitated by the Tamilnadu Para Sports Association at a function here on Wednesday evening. In his brief speech, Thangavelu, who was awarded Padma Shri President Pranab Mukherjee recently, hoped that his win will inspire other physically-challenged persons to take up sports. Speaking on the occasion, President of Tamilnadu Athletic Association, W I Devaram, said that
Chennai: The unfortunate death of a nineteen-year-old boy gave new lease of life to six people through organ donation. Tamilmani, son of Murugappan hailing from Konapettai Village, Thirumayam Taluk, Pudhukottai District, was pursuing his diploma in civil engineering. He was seriously injured in a road accident when the two-wheeler he was a riding pillion crashed into a vehicle head-on. He was immediately rushed to Meenakshi Mission Hospital in Madurai, where
Chennai: Two students of Velammal Vidyalaya, Ayanampakkam broght laurels to the school by winning silver medals in the Asian Youth Chess championships held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan recently. The young chess wizards, Savitha Sri of Class V won the silver medal in U-10 girls category, while Rakshitha Ravi of Class VI bagged silver medal in U-12 girls category in Asian Youth Chess championship held between 31 March 2017 and 10 April 2017.
Chennai: Former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand of India finished third overall, with a score of 13.5 points from a possible 21 in the Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge, which concluded on Monday. American Hikaru Nakamura, with 15 points, emerged the overall winner, claiming 4.5 points in the blitz section. He won the Blitz tournament, and was half a point ahead of Anand. Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi took the second place (overall) with
Actor Arulnithi is ready with his next Brindhavanam, a movie by Radha Mohan. He plays a deaf and dumb youngster in the movie. The trailer and first look too was released recently. Meanwhile the big news is that apparently impressed with Radha Mohan’s another story, Arulnithi has agreed to work with him again. The duo is teaming up for yet another film and that shoot is likely to begin in
Nagarvalam, starring Kana Kanum Kalangal-fame, Balaji and a new comer Deekshita in lead roles, is hitting the screens 21 April. The movie is directed by Markx and revolves around the life of people who belong to the lower strata of society. Balaji plays the role of lorry driver in the movie. Says the director, “The film revolves around Balaji, who plays a Metro water lorry driver, and his love story.
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has toned down its hard line defence of triple talaq in the wake of the Modi government’s determination to go ahead with outlawing it and the apparent pressure from within the Muslim community. At its latest meeting in Lucknow, it said instant triple talaq is ‘wrong’ but qualified this by saying as a concession to hardliners that it is still a valid