CHENNAI

Pugazhendhi to shift loyalties to EPS?

Chennai: AIADMK Karnataka State secretary V Pugazhendi, a close aide of expelled leaders V K Sasikala and TTV Dhinakaran, is reportedly said to be all set to shift sides. Sources said that Dhinakaran and Pugazhendi are not in good terms after Income Tax officials raided the latter’s residence along with 186 other places connected to Sasikala and her extended family over suspected tax evasion. It is expected that Pugazhendhi would

Chennai gets another indoor badminton stadium

Chennai: The longstanding concern of Mambalam residents in the city for not having a sporting facility in the area seems to have been answered with the indoor badminton stadium inaugurated at the corporation grounds, Bhaktavatchalam Street in the locality. “The sporting facility helps school, college students and office goers to energise themselves daily. Time slots are allotted for different ages and exclusive training is also given to children,’” said a

'Aval' movie music composer's success story

Chennai: Girishh Gopalakrishnan, a youngster of KV Colony, in Mambalam in the city, has tuned music for the recently released Tamil horror film ‘Aval’ which is reported to be a box office hit. Girishh started learning music at the age of eight from legendary musician late Lalgudi Jayaraman and trained in western classical music under late Das Daniel.  He has also tuned music for few other films like Marina, Viduyum

TN against giving 6-month parole for Nalini

Chennai: The Tamilnadu government has opposed in the Madras High Court the plea of Nalini, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, seeking parole for a period of six months, saying she was not eligible for the relief. A counter-affidavit filed by the deputy Home secretary yesterday said she was not eligible for grant of ordinary leave as per the Tamil Nadu Suspension of Sentence Rules 1982 and

Animal deaths in Vandalur zoo are worrying

Chennai: At 8:30 am yesterday, Arignar Anna Zoological Park at Vandalur lost one more animal, as a lioness named Mala died after giving birth to a still-born cub on Monday. Though the zoo management claimed that the animal died due to uterine puncture, there is more to it than meets the eye. Just around a week back, four tiger cubs were found dead a day after their mother gave birth

HC order to CoP on Kamal remarks on Hindus

Chennai: The Madras High Court today ordered the City Police Commissioner to answer in a week’s time on the action taken in the case against actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan for his comments on Hindus. An advocate clerk G Devarajan filed a petition with the Court seeking a direction to the city police to register an FIR against Kamal for his alleged comments against Hindus in an article in a Tamil magazine.

Fishermen from different areas have different skills

Chennai: The alleged attack on the fishermen crew from Olaikuda hamlet, near Rameswaram, by personnel of the Indian Coast Guard, set off a train of thought on why the fishermen can’t stay off trouble. News Today tried to figure out the traditional and historical background of the trawling methods of the fishermen of Rameswaram and rest of Tamilnadu, that subjects them to these cross-border problems. Whenever a fishermen crew from Nagapattinam,

Journalists express concern at growing false news

Chennai: Societies built on good governance, a strong civil society and an open and free media are more prosperous, stable, and secure, said US Consul General in Chennai Robert Burgess. He was addressing journalists and students of journalism during a panel discussion on the topic ‘Digital Influence on Traditional Media’ organised by the US Consulate General in Chennai on Wednesday. Robert said one should never doubt the great importance of

Night shelter for disabled women in Chennai

Chennai: It must be a challenge for women to stay alone on the streets of Chennai. Worse still if you are disabled. But there is help around the corner – or more specifically, in Kamdar Nagar, Nungambakkam. There is a Night Shelter for Homeless Women with Disability, an exclusive, free place for disabled women who are in search of jobs and don’t have any place to stay at night. This

I-T officials 'unhappy' with Sasikala kin answers

Chennai: Officials of the Income-Tax Department, probing the alleged large-scale tax evasion by the family members and associates of expelled AIADMK leader V K Sasikala, are ‘not satisfied’ with the replies they received during the questioning sessions. According to highly-placed sources in the department, a report has been sent to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) elaborating the replies (given by Sasikala clan) with a note that the department

Small bus services required in Chennai suburban area

Chennai: Residents of Chrompet and Pallavaram in the city suburban area are a worried lot, as the frequency of bus services in thelocality has taken a hit. Commuters claim that the frequency on two routes namely, S81 and S82, which cover several interior stretches from Chrompet to Pozhichalur, has fallen drastically. “‘The buses were of great help as these connected us to many areas. But this is not the case