'Mersal' has addressed important issue: Rajinikanth

Chennai: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth lauded the crew of actor Vijay’s starrer Mersal, saying the film has addressed an important issue. However in a terse Twitter message, he did not explicitly refer to any specific issue, although the film has courted controversy over Goods and Services Tax, with BJP claiming that there have been incorrect references to the central taxation. “Important topic addressed….. well done!!! congratulations team#mersal’ Rajinikanth said in a

SRMSCE bags ICI award

Chennai: Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) best student national level award for the academic year 2016-17 was bagged by the department of Civil Engineering, SRM society of Civil Engineers (SRMSCE),SRM University, Kattankulathur. According to a press release, the award was presented to SRMSCE in Nagpur on 7 October at an international conference ‘INFRACON’ organised by Indian Concrete Institute (ICI). The conference was inaugurated by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways

JIPMER director cautions upcoming doctors

Kancheepuram: Director, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, Subash Chandra Parija urged the medical graduates not to be completely dependent on technology. The JIPMER director made this remark while delivering the 11th convocation address at the Meenakshi Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, Enathur near here yesterday. He cautioned the doctors that complete dependence on technology would rob off the power of thinking and intellect. “Apply

EC to hear two leaves from tomorrow

Chennai: The Election Commission will resume hearing onon the AIADMK’s two leaves symbol case tomorrow. A few days ago when the issue came up for hearing, they postponed it for 23 October. The AIADMK delegation met Election Commission officials and submitted documents regarding the case. The poll panel has to decide which AIADMK faction should be allowed to use the two leaves party symbol. In its first hearing on 6

DMK asks EC to include those who figured in IT report in FIR

Chennai: The DMK today urged the Election Commission to take steps to include the names of persons cited in an Income Tax report in the FIR filed over alleged bribing of voters in RK Nagar Assembly constituency. Ahead of the announcement of schedule to the bypoll in RK Nagar Assembly constituency, the Election Commission should take steps to do it, DMK functionary N Maruthu Ganesh said. The IT Department’s report

Martyrs among police personnel remembered

Chennai: Police Commemoration Day was observed at DGP campus office on Kamarajar Salai here this morning. State DGP T K Rajendran placed a wreath and paid rich floral tributes to the 379 police personnel, both women and men officers, who lost their lives in the line of duty across the country in the past year. Police personnel present at the venue paid a two-minute silence. This day, 21 October, is observed

VIT varsity to honour Ethiraj students

Chennai: Educated women can create wonders in society, said VIT Chancellor G Viswanathan. Participating at the annual convocation of Ethiraj College for Women here today, he said, ‘In the entire world, there are only 5 per cent women graduates and you are slowly becoming the pillars of society.” Viswanathan said VIT University will present gold medals to outstanding students of the college both from UG and PG streams from next

Prince of Arcot appeals for peaceful co-existence

Chennai: The forces of pseudo-nationalism, parading as patriots, are trying to destroy secularism, communal harmony and unity, cautioned Prince of Arcot, Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali. Referring to the Taj Mahal controversy, he said, India’s history has been a confluence of many streams. Aryans, Dravidians, Mongols, Kushans, Parsees, Arabs, Persians, Turks and numerous others have enriched its many hued civilisation, he said in a statement recently. Taj Mahal is India’s rich

Clearing the confusion around Nilavembu

Chennai: With the dengue threat in the State getting out of the authorities’ hands, giving nilavembu kashayam at bus stops and other public places became a photo op for politicians. At such a stage, actor Kamal Haasan stirred a hornet’s nest, asking his fans to desist from distributing the concoction till there was definitive proof that it would not lead to infertility. Politicos and doctors hit back at Kamal, telling

Smart cards to be distributed to students in Dec

Chennai: School Education Minister K A Sengottaiyan on Friday announced that smart card distribution in schools would begin from the first week in December this year. About 1.25 core students in the State would become beneficiaries of the smart card scheme. He also said that the government would start smart classes in 3,000 schools and 412 coaching centres from this December.

Verification for physical trainers 11 Nov: TNPSC

Chennai: Tamilnadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) has put up the list of 54 candidates who have been provisionally admitted to certificate verification for the post of Hostel Superintendent-cum-Physical Training Officer in Tamilnadu Employment and Training Subordinate Service. According to an official press release, a total of 1,779 candidates had appeared for the written exams held on 20 May this year. Of them 54 have been elected for certificate verification at