Chennaiite gets literary award from Centre

Chennai: RN Srinivasan, aged 74 in Chennai is not mere a translator, writer and educator but connects people with his exemplary works on literature in Hindi and the Central Government recently awarded a cash prize of Rs. one lakh for his book in Hindi titled ‘Beesmeen Sadeeka Tamil Sahitya’ (20th Century of Tamil literature). Having served the Department of Official Languages, Ministry of Home Affairs, for 36 years, this scholar

More radar sites likely in Tamilnadu

Chennai: There is a lot more in store for Tamilnadu on the Air Force front was the message conveyed here this morning. Making the point, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (Training Command) S R K Nair said the Sukhoi squadron air base would be established in about two to three years. He was addressing mediapersons today after briefing about President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to the Tambaram Air Force Station on 3 March.

Protest against hydrocarbon project in Pudukottai village

Chennai: Neduvasal, a remote village near Pudukottai, has all of a sudden come into the limelight because of the on-going protest asking the Central government to give up the hydrocarbon project planned to be taken up there. Villagers and youngsters started protesting against the project which has rapidly spread across the State gaining momentum as the number of protestors started increasing by the day. The project was approved by the

Thieves steal LED TV, LPG cylinder from house

Chennai: Two housebreaks were reported from different parts of the city last evening. In the first case, the house of Satish Kumar (38) in Dasarathapuram, Virugambakkam, was broken into and 40 sovereigns of gold jewels and Rs 90,000 were stolen. Satish Kumar was living with his wife Mallakarasi. When the couple returned home at 12 midnight, they found the backdoor of their house open. A case has been registered with the Virugambakkam police. In

Prez to visit IAF Tambaram 3 March

Chennai: President Pranab Mukherjee will be in Chennai on 3 March where he will be attending an event at Air Force Station in Tambaram. Pranab Mukherjee, who is also the supreme commander of Indian Armed Forces, will be at hand to present the President’s Standard and Colours to 125 Helicopter Squadron and Mechanical Training Institute (MTI) in Tambaram on that day. Speaking at a press meet at IAF (Tambaram) today, Air

Cure for epilepsy not far away

Chennai: Advances made in imaging the brain had helped analyse epileptic seizures and even help treat some of them. However, there is still a long way to go to find ways to prevent them, Samuel F Berkovic, Laureate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, has said. Delivering the 37th T S Srinivasan Endowment Oration here yesterday, Berkovic,traced the evolution of treatment modalities for epilepsy. Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder

Cops on top gear against illegal racing

Chennai: A day after impounding 10 luxury cars for allegedly flouting speed norms along the East Coast Road, the police department has increased vigil along ECR, the Old Mahabalaipuram Road (OMR) and Outer Ring Road to keep any racing at bay. The confrontation between the police and drivers of high-end cars which included Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Lamborghini, created tension in the area. Police officials said that the cars did

Efforts towards the journey of ‘Transforming India’

Chennai: Members of the academia, industry and government will come together under one roof to discuss ways to take the State and country forward in information and communication sphere. Leading names from the industry will deliberate among other things improving the quality of students. They will be taking part in an event hosted by ICT Academy of Tamilnadu ‘Bridge 2017’ at ITC Grand Chola here tomorrow and on 1 March under

Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp organised at Sri Sai Ram college

Chennai: A three-day ‘Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC) sponsored by the Union government’s Department of Science and Technology was organised at Sri Sai Ram Engineering College, West Tambaram, recently. A press note said, the camp, organised by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering of the college, was inaugurated by V Ramakrishnan, Deputy Director, Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises. Ebin Rajmon, founder-Empty Boot, co-founder-Motion Kite and managing director, Theedila Foods,

Trough of low pressure in Bay to bring showers

Chennai: With several parts of the State including the capital city in throes of a drought following the failure of the monsoon and staring at a harsh summer, there is good news. The Met Department here has forecast rains in the coming days under the influence of a new low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal. The weathermen said coastal areas in Tamilnadu are set to receive showers owing to the trough of low pressure. This, water experts said could help

Music concert for a cause to support muscular dystrophy

Chennai: Rotaract Club of CEG is hosting ‘SANGARSH ‘17’, a concert for a cause to support muscular dystrophy Foundation based in Madurai. A press note said, in addition, ‘SANGARSH’17’ will also be extending its support in preventing and curing this disease spread among children. The programme would be held at the Music Academy on 4 March from 5 p.m. Celebrities including actor Ganesh Venkataraman, Carnatic singer Sudha Ragunathan, Naveen (Vijay TV-fame)