Karti Chidambaram appears before CBI

Chennai: Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, today appeared before the CBI in connection with a corruption case. Karti was directed by the Supreme Court to appear for questioning before the CBI. The agency wants to examine him in connection with a Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance given to media group INX Media for receiving funds from Mauritius when his father P Chidambaram was the Union

Chennai area gets 2nd PHC with maternity ward

Chennai: After a long wait, the Urban Primary Health Centre at Five Furlong Road at Guindy in the city is all set to be fully functional. Of the five PHCs in Alandur zone, this would be the second to have a maternity ward. The new health centre was established, following years of struggle by residents. Prior to this, people had to travel about eight kilometres to seek treatment at the

Ashok Leyland, IIT-M enter into agreement

Chennai: Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, and Indian Institute of Technology Madras signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here recently, where the former will sponsor the Centre of Battery Engineering (CoBE) at IIT-Madras. The CoBE will seek to supplement the on-going research by facilitating collaboration between industry and researchers to study various battery characteristics, said a press release said. Commenting on the initiative, Ashok Leyland head, Electric Vehicles

1-year-old baby saved by fellow train passenger

Chennai: Sorrow turned into joy for a mother within minutes on a local train this morning. According to railway sources, A Chitra was travelling in a local train with her one-year-old son, Yuvanesh. Around 8.30 am, when the train was running between Ponneri and Minjur, Chitra felt something different as the baby did not show any signs of life. She thought her baby was dead and started wailing. Fellow passengers,

Health expert gives tips on fighting diabetes

Chennai: Apart from heredity, there are three major reasons that can lead to diabetes: changing food habits, lifestyle and stress, said Prof Dr U S Mahadeva Rao, faculty of Medicine and Health Science, University Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia. He was addressing the students and staff of the Post-Graduate and Research Department of Zoology, Pachaiyappa’s College, here, on ‘Nutritional Challenges in Minimising Diabetes’ on Monday. The one-day special talk saw him

Doctors discuss latest trends in heart treatment

Chennai: Cardiac problems including heart failure, heart attack and treatments such as complex angioplasty and total arterial revascularization procedure for increased life expectancy of heart patients were discussed at a seminar on ‘Advanced technology and cardiology treatments’ organised by Bharathirajaa Hospital & Research Centre Pvt.Ltd here recently. Dr N Sivakadaksham, senior consultant and interventional cardiologist and chairperson of the programme, spoke on management of CCF (Congestive Cardiac Failure); Dr Viswanath

One-man I-Day fete committee in Chennai

Chennai: There are many ways to celebrate Independence Day. While a majority of the public enjoyed the freedom with a holiday, resident welfare associations displayed patriotism by hoisting the flag and organising cultural events, by pooling in money. However, with changing times, it is difficult to find ‘individual’ celebration for Independence Day and Republic Day. But here is individual in Nanganallur in the city suburb who has been celebrating the

Alliance Air launches new planes to Southern cities

Chennai: “Alliance Air’s new initiative is one of the outcomes of Central government’s Udan Scheme aimed at making air travel affordable and widespread enabling job growth and infrastructure development of all regions and States of India,” said Air India’s regional director, Captain S Arulmani in Chennai. Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India Ltd will start flight operations from Chennai to the cities of Tiruchi, Madurai, Coimbatore and Vijayawada from

Chennai has a Mughal connection from 17th century

Chennai: Did you know that a piece of Chennai’s history can be traced back to the time of Aurangazeb? Yes, the first Nawab of the Carnatic was Zulfikhar Ali Khan, appointed by Mughul emperor Aurangazeb in 1690. In fact, the family traces its lineage from the second Caliph of Islam, Hazrath Omar Bin Al-Khattab, who lived as a companion during the lifetime of Prophet Mohammed. Muhammad Ali Wallajah, Nawab of

Teaching kids to go green in Chennai suburb

Chennai: Awareness among youngsters on afforestation is low. The age old idea of promoting greenery is slowly dying as the space is utilised for constructing concrete structures. Along with the self-centric mindset of the public, it is the repercussions of natural disasters like cyclone Vardah that have inspired a set of like-minded Nanganallurians in the city suburb to start a group called ‘Go Green Nanganallur’. The volunteers, whose main objective

Idliville turns multi-cuisine metro

Chennai: The city is not just the capital of Tamilnadu but also the capital of multi-cuisines. The reason for this is the introduction of a variety of cuisines and opening of innovative restaurants. On Day 3 of the 378th Madras Week celebrations, <I>News Today<P> explored the variety of foods available in every nook and cranny of the city and how people’s tastes have changed. Atho – Burmese food Burma Bazaar