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Poor production behind egg price rise

Chennai: With the temperatures dropping in and winters knocking door, retail cost of eggs has seen a significant mark up. Tight supply has seen egg prices surge by up to 40 per cent, to Rs 7-7.50 a piece, in retail markets across the country, Poultry Federation of India President Ramesh Katri said. The upward trend would continue in the coming months as egg production is likely to be 25-30 per

Royal Enfield 650 cc engine rumbles, not thumps

  “It’s not a thump but a rumble,” said Royal Enfield CEO Siddhartha Lal when reporters asked him what kind of sound the new 650 cc engine produces. If you didn’t understand what I was referring to, well, Royal Enfield unveiled two brand new flagship offerings Continental GT 650 and Interceptor to the world at the EICMA auto show in Milan recently. The bikes which were tested in every nook

Man in Chennai sets wife on fire for having affair

Chennai: A man allegedly set his wife on fire after suspecting her fidelity, at their residence at Kotturpuram, here, last night. The police said the victim, Anuradha, 32, wife of JayaKumar, was set on fire using a thinner when the couple was engaged in a heated argument. The duo were staying at a rented house in Kotturpuram. It is alleged that Anuradha was having an affair with the house owner, Srinivasan,

Egg to vanish from mid-day meal scheme?

Chennai: The sudden hike in egg price has badly hit students from getting the necessary protein component in their mid-day meals. While rumours are being spread regarding egg supply to government schools, headmasters and mid-day meal workers choose to deny it. Though there is a bit confusion among the workers and contractors regarding the price hike, now and in the near future, eggs will be supplied as usual, say government

Conduct R K Nagar by-poll before 31 Dec, EC told

Chennai: The Madras High Court today ordered the Election Commission of India that the R K Nagar by poll has to be conducted before 31 December. A direction in this regard was passed when a writ petition filed by the DMK came up for hearing. In his plea, R S Bharathy MP, organising secretary of the DMK, sought to delete the ‘double entries’, ‘absent’, ‘multiple entries’, ‘shifted’, ‘multiple voters with

Maitreyan says 'hearts yet to sync' in AIADMK

Chennai: The rumoured cold war between supporters of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam came out in the open today with senior leader, Dr V Maitreyan, MP, alleging that all is not well between the two camps, which merged three months ago. In a Facebook post this morning, he said, “It has been three months since the merger of the OPS-EPS groups. Months have gone,

Spammers use short URLs to steal data

  If you’re a regular Internet surfer, you would have come across at least 10 links a day that are shared by people. One cannot be sure that these links are secure and safe. Some of them could be vulnerable and lead to privacy threats. Last week, News Today featured an interview of Israeli researcher, Barak Tawily, with regard to malicious links shared on social media. In that interview, the

Sivaji Ganesan's memorial buzzes with activity

Chennai: The tall black gates of the Sivaji Ganesan memorial at the Durgabai Deshmukh Road in Adyar, in the city seem to welcome visitors at any time of the day. The structure, a tribute to veteran Tamil actor Villupuram Chinnaiah Ganesan, popularly known as Sivaji Ganesan, was constructed by the Public Works Department (PWD) at a cost of Rs 2.8 crore. When News Today paid a visit to the place

Chinese human rights lawyers jailed for 2 years

Beijing: A Chinese court today sentenced a prominent human rights lawyer to two years in prison for inciting subversion of State power, the latest verdict in an intensifying crackdown on rights activists in the Communist nation. Jiang Tianyong, 46, was sentenced at The Intermediate People’s Court in the central Chinese city of Changsha. Jiang was also deprived of his political rights for three years. He said he would not appeal

KKNPP's second unit resumes power generation

Kudankulam: The second unit of the Kudankulam nuclear power project today resumed power generation after being shut for maintenance for over three months, a top official said here. It resumed power generation at 1325 hrs, Site Director (Additional Charge) S V Jinna said in a release. The unit was shut to take up annual generator maintenance on 4 August. Unit-2, a 1000 MWe VVER (water-cooled water-moderated reactor), belongs to the

Chennai choir wins competition in Colombo

Chennai: Beat Choir at T M Maistry Street has been awarded silver and bronze diplomas in the international choir competition held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, recently. According to a press release, Beat was formed in 1991 and believes in entertainment with a cause. “We sing for national integration, religious harmony, gender equality, social causes, environmental issues and to the tunes of nature too,” it said. The choir teacher, Rajarajeswari, is