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Relocation of bus shelter worries Chennaiites

Chennai: It took close to seven years to complete the flyover at Porur in the city and the traffic snarls created by that work is well-known. Not only motorists but commuters, who depend on public transport were also affected. Bus shelters on either side of the flyover were moved to create more space for vehicles. This meant that people had to walk a long way to catch a bus. They

Youngster in Chennai wins accolades in kickboxing

Chennai: For Mohamed Irfan, residing near Porur in the city, who is a civil engineer, kickboxing is one sport that gives him the fizz, having tried various forms of contact sports, including martial arts, boxing and the likes. A silver medallist in the World Kickboxing championship in the minus 71 category (Ring Sport), he spoke to News Today about his achievements and aspirations. “‘I have been in contact sport from

Ranji: Must-win game against MP

Chennai: After Tamilnadu’s dismal performance against Odisha, the boys are to play against Madhya Pradesh next tomorrow. In a must win match, Tamilnadu will start at the backfoot as the venues for the last two encounters have been changed, owing to Chennai’s persistent monsoon. Previously scheduled to play at Chepauk, the matches against Madhya Pradesh and Baroda have been shifted to Indore and Vadodara, upon TamilnNadu Cricket Association’s request, leaving

Marquez is youngest-ever, six-time world champion

Chennai: Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez became the youngest ever rider to win six world championships, with four of them coming in the premier class within the last five years. At the Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana Marquez became the 2017 MotoGP World Champion after taking a solid third. His compatriot and fellow countryman Dani Pedrosa sealed the win. At 24-years old, Marquez became a six time world champion, having

Electric vehicles not a distant dream: Ford official

Chennai: “The way the entire world is moving towards electric vehicles, there is no chance in which India is going to be far behind. But the readiness, infrastructure and other preparatory activities is where there is a lot more that needs to be done,” said Ford executive director of Chennai passenger vehicles manufacturing plant, Balasundaram Radhakrishnan. He spoke to News Today at the launch of the company’s new facelifted EcoSport

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

We made a mistake: Merc boss

Chennai: “We had announced in May that we would pass on the benefits of GST to our customers and we got a lot of orders. By October, (after the cess was revised) we realised that we had made a mistake,” said CEO, Mercedes-India, Roland Folger, speaking at the launch of sixth and seventh AMG models in the city. ‘We will adjust it in sometime. Due to the high taxes, we

Bus shelter facility to come up in Chennai area

Chennai: The fact that Iyyappanthangal residents in the city have been made to wait for a bus shelter for months seems rather odd at first glance. No matter what residents do, government officials keep pushing the work aside citing one reason or the other. It is well-known that VGN Nagar residents in the locality had pooled in money and set-up a shelter by themselves only to see it demolished the

Chennai kid aims to be international chess player

Chennai: Gukesh Dommaraju, a class six student, residing at Shivanathan Colony in Ebenezer Street, Korattur in the city is fast climbing the steep ladder of becoming an international master in the chess fraternity. The 11-year-old’s achievements in a short span of time has grasped the attention of many. News Today met with the little master to know more. He was accompanied by his father Rajinikanth, who is a doctor by

F1 Champion re-writes history books

Chennai: Lewis Hamilton won his fourth championship in Mexico to become the most successful British driver of all time. Sebastian Vettel missed out on his fifth title to a rampant Hamilton who was on another level post the summer break, to overcome a points deficit, in the most crushing way possible. Points deficit At the summer break, Hamilton was 14 points behind Vettel, who dominated the first part of the

Hima Parvathi can read anything blindfold

Chennai: People who can excercise dermo-optical perception or simply put finger vision, have long been looked at awe by people for centuries. In this day and age when humans are moving away from their natural abilities with the help of technology, the fact that a person can read with their skin (nope, not Braille) in the 21st century, still seems to surprise people. Hima Parvathi, resident of Venkateshwara Nagar, Porur,