Chennaiite solves legal & mental problems

Chennai: Hemapriya Karthik from Anna Nagar in the city is a woman par excellence. She is an accomplished psychologist, psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, advocate and a certified quality auditor who has worked under Abdul Kalam in ISRO. She was also recently awarded the Dr Radhakrishnan Memorial award from the International Human Rights Council. News Today interacts with Hemapriya to bring to you her story on the road to success. “My first degree

Rise and fall of TN's 'Dawood' Sridhar Dhanapal

Chennai: Sridhar may not be the name that a Tamil filmmaker would prefer for a don’s character in his movie. But the story of Sridhar, the Kanchipuram-based land mafioso who spread his roots all the way up to Cambodia, is certainly a compelling one to be made into a racy don flick. For that matter, even Baasha and Billa would not have had so many twists and turns. Like all

Young adults have relationship issues: Psychologist

Chennai: “We mostly get youth from 20-40 years in our clinic and they need an outlet to tackle their problems,” says a psychologist with a city hospital. As far as the 20-year-olds are concerned, it is their worry about the future after completing college or a break-up in a relationship, while for people older than that it is mainly job stress, says Dr Nethra Balasubramaniam, counselling psychologist, Fortis Malar Hospital.

Transpersons hail Prithika taking over as cop

Chennai: It was a proud moment for the transperson community as K Prithika Yashini took charge as India’s first transwoman sub-inspector at Choolaimedu Police Station on Monday. “This is a dream come true and I have crossed several hurdles to reach where I am today,” was the reaction of Prithika after assuming charge. “I would not act in a biased manner and treat people equally and act tough on people who

Keezhadi excavation will continue, says Minister

Chennai: Archaeology Minister K Pandiarajan on Monday announced that the State Archaeology Department will take up the fourth phase of excavation at the ancient Keezhadi (about 12 km southeast of Madurai) site and establish the exact date of the Tamil civilisation that had existed there. Refuting the Opposition charge that the ASI (under the control of the Central government) had attempted to conceal evidence of the urban civilisation that had

48 kg chewing tobacco seized from chillies godown

Chennai: In a bid to curb the sale of tobacco across the city, the Red Hills police, following a tip-off, conducted a surprise raid at a red chillies godown in Red Hills, leading to the seizure of 48 kg of Hans – a banned chewing tobacco. Balaji (27), a native of Andhra Pradesh, has been arrested, while one more person is on the run. Speaking to News Today, inspector Surendran,