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Metro Rail in two
routes next month
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
Finance Minister O Panneerselvam
today informed the Assembly that
Metro Rail services between AirportLittle Mount and Alandur-St Thomas
Mount would commence next month.
Replying to Pallavaram legislator
E Karunanidhi during the debate on
demands for grants, he said, ‘work on
the two routes will be completed by
next month and it will be dedicated for
public.’ He also said Metro Rail services
in underground route in the city will
commence by the end of next year.
Meanwhile, excavation work for the
underground stretch of Metro Rail’s
Phase I extension to Tiruvottiyur in
North Chennai is on and officials are
set to begin paper work for construction of the 6.7 km elevated portion.
According to reports, Chennai Metro
Rail Ltd (CMRL) plans to float the tenders by year-end, with the selected
company having to design and build
stations and viaduct.
CMRL officials said tenders would
be called for to validate the design and
begin construction after the process of
acquiring land for the stretch is completed. ‘The process may take another
two months,’ an official reportedly said.
T
Life goes on
he nation-wide strike called by Central trade unions
today did not have much impact on normal life in
Tamilnadu as transport services and other businesses
functioned normally.
Bus and train services were operated as usual while
shops and business establishments remained open.
Educational institutions also functioned normally.
The striking union members staged demonstrations
at various places raising slogans in support of their
demands. Shops in most places were open and
autorickshaws were seen plying as usual.
Police have been deployed for providing security to
PSUs and government offices to prevent any untoward
incident. Meanwhile, Tamilnadu Finance Minister
O Panneerselvam today informed the Assembly that
Metro Rail services between Airport-Little Mount
and Alandur-St Thomas Mount would commence
next month.
Replying to a question during the debate on demands
for grants, he said, ‘work on the two routes will be
completed by next month and it will be dedicated for
public.’ He also said Metro Rail services in underground
route in the city will commence by the end of next year.
In Chennai, the overnight rain brought down the
temperatures and the Met department has forecast
more showers in the next 48 hours. It may be noted
that the city had been reeling under a hot spell till earlier
this week.
Don’t allow Kerala to
construct dam: TN
Jaya brings resolution in Assembly on Siruvani issue
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
The Tamilnadu Assembly today
unanimously passed a resolution
brought by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, urging the Central government
not to give nod to Kerala to construct
dam across Siruvani river.
Reading out the resolution, she
said the Union government should
not allow Kerala and Karnataka to go
ahead with projects concerning interState issues without its permission, till
the Cauvery Management Board and
the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee come into force and judicial
references are finally settled.
While Kerala is planning to build
dam across Siruvani, Karnakata is
planning one in Mekedatu across
Cauvery. The resolution was passed
unanimously and all parties, including
the DMK, supported it.
Recalling the various steps taken by
her government to protect the State’s
rights, she said letters have been written to the Centre and petitions have
been filed in the Supreme Court.
Today’s resolution comes just days
after Jayalalthaa wrote a letter to
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, uring
him not to accord any clearance to
the projects in the Cauvery Basin of
Kerala and Karnataka.
She sought his intervention to withdraw the recommendations made by
an expert committee of Union Ministry
of Environment for a study on the
proposal of Kerala government to
build a dam across the river Siruvani.
She said the Committee has decided
to recommend this without obtaining
Venkaiah terms strike
by unions as ‘illogical’
FIGHT FOR RIGHT
CM reacts sharply to Stalin’s remarks
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today said the DMK has no right to talk about
providing housing facilities to the police personnel.
When Opposition Leader in Tamilnadu Assembly M K Stalin spoke about it,
she intervened and said, ‘anyone except the DMK can raise question about it.’
As this evoked protests from the opposition, she asked them to remain
calm and said, ‘I won’t say anything without reason. It was former Chief
Minister M G Ramachandran who formed the Police Housing Board. But
DMK president M Karunanidhi abolished it after coming to power in 1989.
Later, when I took over in 1991, I revived the board and provided housing
facilities to the police personnel and their families.’
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa reading
out a resolution on Siruvani issue
in the Tamilnadu Assembly today.
the necessary comments of the government of Tamilnadu in contravention of
its own decision in the meeting held on
28 and 29 March, 2016.
Stating that Siruvani is a sub-
tributary of Cauvery which is an
inter-State river, she said, ‘as early
as on 21 June 2012, I had written to
the then Prime Minister to advise the
Government of Kerala not to proceed
with the Scheme of building a dam of
4.5 TMC ft. across river Siruvani for
the Attappady Valley Irrigation Project
in violation of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal’s Final Order.’
She said she had also requested
that the Central Water Commission may be advised not to accord
technical clearance for Kerala’s
proposal of building the Dam on the
river Siruvani.
WARM WELCOME
Minister releases CD of ‘Tiranga Yaatra’ Tamilisai
welcomes move to increase maternity leave for TN govt staff
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu
speaking on the second day of the Editors Conference in Chennai
during which the CD on the ‘Tiranga Yaatra’ was released. Senior PIB
officials are present.
Minister Narendra Modi on 9 August
NT Bureau
as part of the 70th Independence day
Chennai, Sept 2:
celebrations.
Union Minister for Housing and
Speaking to mediapersons on the
Urban Poverty Alleviation and
sidelines of the meet, Venkaiah Naidu
Information and Broadcasting M
said the strike which is called for
Venkaiah Naidu today said the
today by various trade unions was
video of Tiranga Yaatra in which 75
Ministers took part will be released
unnecessary as most of the demands
in all regional languages to help
which are being made now had alpeople to know about the freedom
ready been addressed.’
fighters from their areas.
‘Today’s strike is illogical, the
government has proactively inHe was speaking after unveiling the
CD of the ‘Triranga Yaatra’ on the
creased minimum wage by 42 per
second day of the Editors Confercent. No other government has
ence organised here by the Press
done what the BJP government
has achieved in this short period
Information Bureau (PIB). The Tiof time. All these strikes will have
ranga Yaatra was launched by Prime
Karti Chidambaram
faces arrest
an adverse effect and stop the
country’s growth,’ he added.
The CD, which was released is a
compilation of the Triranga Yatra
in which 75 Central ministers took
part. The video explains the various
places that the Ministers visited and
the contributions that were made by
the freedom fighters from that particular place.
Meanwhile, speaking on the sidelines of the programme, BJP State
president Tamilisai Soundararajan
said that the strike which was called
for today is purely based on politics.
‘People are much more aware these
days and will not fall for such tricks,’
she said. Talking about the upcoming
local body elections in Tamilnadu, she
emphasised that people should elect
the heads (Mayor and Chairman) as it
is their right. ‘We are prepared for the
local body elections and our training
programme has concluded in all 234
Assembly segments.’
Tamilisai Soundararajan welcomed the move to increase maternity leave for government employees. ‘There are certain announcements that are made for the benefit
of the people and I welcome it.’
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‘breaking’ news
at Chennai airport
Former FM’s son fails to turn up before ED
New Delhi, Sept 2:
Enforcement Directorate (ED) is
set to arrest former Finance Minister
P Chidambaram’s son
Karti Chidambaram
over alleged financial
irregularities committed by him.
Reports say that
Karti failed to turn up Karti Chidambaram
on Wednesday, after
he was summoned, at the ED headquarters here for questioning in connection with certain transactions in
Aircel’s acquisition of Maxis.
The ED is investigating the
Aircel-Maxis deal under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act
as part of the larger probe into the
2G scam.
This was the third summons the
ED had served on Karti, and in the
last one the agency was specific in
demanding his personal appearance,
Karti has ignored so far posing questions to the agency.
The ED is now contemplating taking Karti in custody for his refusal to
submit to the investigation, sources
said. Former Finance Minister’s
wife, Nalini Chidambaram, is also
facing ED questioning this week in
another case.
She has been summoned by the
ED’s Kolkata office in connection with
the Saradha chit-fund scam.
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
There was another news of break in
the city airport today. However, this
time it was not the glass panel. It was
at the washroom.
According to sources, a passenger
from Madurai suffered a negligible
injury at the washroom in the domestic terminal this morning. He also
ended up damaging the facility, said
sources.
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa welcoming Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, who will hold additional
charge as Tamilnadu Governor, at the city airport today. Ministers and top officials also received the Governor.
I am with Dalits,
says Modi
‘Vote-bank politics is an obstacle to democracy’
less allegations,’ charged the Prime
NT Bureau
Minister, in a thinly veiled reference
Chennai, Sept 2:
to the Opposition Congress.
Attacks against Dalits have no place
All those who have fed this country
in a civilised society, Prime Minister
the poison of caste divide have deNarendra Modi today said. The poistroyed this country, he continued.
son of casteism and communal vote
‘They must stop giving political tones
banks have damaged the country
to social problems,’ Modi said
enough, he said in an interin the interview.
view to CNN-News18.
According to him, the bigPointing out that the BJP had
gest obstacle to strengthening
the highest number of MLAs
democracy in the country was
and MPs from the Dalit comvote-bank politics. Making a
munity, Modi said, ‘We have a
pointed reference to the upculture dating back thousands
of years. We have seen some Narendra Modi coming elections in five states,
including Uttar Pradesh, he said,
imbalance in our society... we have to
‘There was no atmosphere of voteintelligently take our society out of this
bank politics in the last general elecimbalance. This is a social problem. It
tions; there was an atmosphere of
is deep-rooted. Politics on social imbaldevelopment politics. After 30 years,
ances is disservice to society, to all those
people of a section of our society
who have faced injustice for generations.’
unitedly voted for a majority govern‘I am devoted to the development of
ment. An entire section of our society
all the Dalits, oppressed, underprivihas made a shift. It’s possible that the
leged and deprived. Those who see
people of UP will do a similar thing. For
this as an obstruction to their politics
betterment of UP, they will vote keepare the ones creating trouble. And
ing development in their mind.’
this is why they are levelling base-
Red sanders seized
at North Beach
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
The police on Thursday seized
400 kilograms of red sanders from a
house in North Beach.
According to the police, acting on
a tip off, Inspector Babu Rajendra
Bose conducted a raid at a house in
Krishnan Koil Street in North Beach.
The team of police found 400 kilograms of red sanders. The police held
the occupant of the house, Nawab
(32), who said that he procured the
red sanders from Andhra Pradesh. A
case has been registered.
Man electrocuted
at Koyembedu
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
A man who came in contact with
an electric pole was electrocuted
to death at Koyembedu last night.
According to the police, Baskar (45)
who works as a hotel supervisor in
Koyembedu, was at Seemathamman
Nagar, when he brushed against a
pole on the road.
He was electrocuted and was taken
to Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital, but he died on the way. A heavy
downpour last night resulted in the
mishap, said police.
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CHENNAI
One more
on air
Talent hunt
Peppers TV brings a new talent hunt show Enga Area. It
provides an opportunity for aspiring singers, dancers, mimicry artistes and magicians.
The show will be shot in the
participant’s neighbourhood.
It is anchored by Dhanasekar
and will be telecast every Saturday at 5.30 pm.
Puthuyugam will be airing a new
mega serial Vizhiye Kadhai Yezhudhu between Mondays and Friday
7.30 pm with repeat at 12.30 pm
on the next day. Kitty, Sriti Jha,
Dhruv Bhandari among others play
key roles. The mega series is about
the travails of a young girl who meets
trouble on the day of her wedding. How
she overcomes her challenges to lead a
happy life forms the crux.
Answer &
win prizes
Welcome Ganesha
Know your
language
Ganesha Chaturthi is a special festival meant
to celebrate the glory of Lord Ganesha and is
due on 5 September. Sri Sankara is celebrating
Ganesha Chaturthi by organising a competition
for children below 8 years. Viewers can record
the video of their children narrating interesting
stories of Ganapathi and send it to Sankara TV
through Watsapp on 9900053680.
The channel will select the best story among
the received entries and the they will be
awarded with a prize and an opportunity to
participate in the programme organised by our
channel. Last date to send the video entries is
3 September.
Arivu Kozhundhu on News 7
aims to educate public about
history of familiar Tamil words
and provide knowledge about
Thirukural. The programme is
split into three different segments - Tanglishum suththa
Tamilum, Varthaiyum varalarum
and Kural amudhu. It is aired
every Sunday at 9 am and 5 pm.
Sathiyam TV is airing a show titled
Pathilai Sollu Parisai Vellu. A question
and answer programme in which the
viewers can participate from anywhere
over the phone. Two questions will
be asked per participant. Anyone
answering both these questions will
be the winner. Oral, video, audio and
picture type question will be asked. It is
a live programme aired every Sunday
between 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm. The
show is anchored by Sam Sathish.
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W
e
want to communicate
that surrogacy should be the last option and we in no way are going to promote
the idea of commercial surrogacy. The government
is conscious and sensitive and various issues which
has not been touched so far may be addressed in
the course of discussions in the parliament.
- Minister of State for Health,
Anupriya Patel
How
can we deal
with power crisis when
electricity is being supplied
with ‘katia’ (illegal) connections.
Power theft is adversely affecting
the state’s development.
- Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister, Akhilesh
Yadav
T h e
detention of 3,495
judges and prosecutors so far
‘would not weaken the judiciary, quite the
contrary I believe it will cause significant relief in the implementation of real justice.
- Turkey President Recep
Tayyip Erdogan
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BRIDGE TO NOWHERE
stones and little mounds of mud. When it rains, the entire
area turns slushy and no one can take the road. A proper
solution has to be found for the issue at the earliest as we
have suffered enough.’
Jay Kumar, assistant engineer in the Highways Department who is currently involved in the bridge construction
work, said, ‘The bridge construction work began in 2010
with fund allocation in the same year. But the work halted in
2013 due to multiple petitions in the High Court seeking a blanket ban
on the construction due to land disputes with land-owners. But the High
Court quashed most of the cases by December last year and work re-started
in January this year.’
But three house-owners in the locality again filed a petition to stop the construction as their
houses were on the verge of being demolished, he pointed out.
‘Following their plea, the High Court directed the Kanchipuram Revenue
Department to allot lands for all the three families in a different place.
But it’s already six months since the directive was passed and
the revenue department hasn’t allotted the land,’ he said.
‘I request the Kanchipuram Collector to look
into the issues and take appropriate action
as soon as possible. Else, it will be a
great loss to the government as
the contract rates will increase
exponentially. If we are allowed to work on the site
continuously, work can
be completed in the
next three months.
But I think that’s
not going to
happen any
time soon,’
he added.
Construction work at Vandalur stuck after it began in 2010
Commuters suffer as debris mounds block GST
Three house owners have obtained stay from Madras High Court, to stop authorities from demolishing their places
for the construction of Vandalur bridge.
S BEN RAJA
Chennai, Sept 2:
Vandalur bridge construction work is yet to see the light of day.
The work, which started way back in 2010, has not progressed.
With increasing development in the locality leading to congestion,
commuters face a hard time travelling on GST Road. It is learnt
that the reason for the delay is the red-tape at Kanchipuram
Revenue Department office.
Natrajan, a resident of Ponnusamy Nagar, Vandalur, said, ‘The
bridge work is a long-pending issue in the neighbourhood. The
work was started six years ago and till now, there are no signs
of completion. Debris left over from the construction work greatly
affects commuters. Also, construction material is scattered all over
the place, making it difficult for pedestrians to walk.’
Rajkumar, a resident of Sunshine Nagar, Otteri, said, ‘I commute
to GST Road from my house in Otteri on a daily basis and
the incomplete construction work of the bridge is causing
problems. I had seen kids falling while walking over the
Remote vehicle to
search for AN-32
It can scan sea at a
depth of 3,500 metres
Chennai, Sept 2 (PTI):
A remotely operated vehicle of NIOT
that can scan sea at a depth of 3,500
metres, will join the search for IAF’s
AN-32 aircraft which went missing
with 29 crew members on 22 July, a
Coast Guard official said on Thursday.
The search operations would move
into the third phase next week and the
National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) had been requested to
bring its remotely operated vehicle
that can be taken to a depth of 3,500
metres, Coast Guard Commander
(East) Inspector General Rajan Bargotra said here.
So far two phases -- surface search
and sub-surface -- have been undertaken, but no debris of the transport
aircraft that went missing on its way
to Port Blair from Tambaram airbase
here has been found, he told reporters here on the sidelines of Regional
Editors Conference, organised by the
Press Information Bureau.
‘As of now we are into second
phase of search operations. Surface
search, we have already done that
for quite sometime. No debris has
been located. Now the focus is on
sub-surface search,’ he said.
Bargotra said at present two vessels -- ‘Samudra Ratnakar’ from the
Geological Survey of India and ‘Sagar
Nidhi’ of NIOT, were deployed in
the sub-surface search. Noting that
the search operations began with
13 ships of Coast Guard and Navy,
besides IAF aircraft, he said when it
was certain that there was no debris
visible on the surface, the search was
‘tapered’ down to sub-surface search.
‘Initially, we almost started with 13
ships and 11 planes and after doing
that for about a month or so, when it
was certain that there was no debris
which was visible on the surface
and it was not likely to be there, then
we have slowly tapered down the
search,’ he said.
Authinathan becomes
Additional Judge of
Madras High Court
Chennai, Sept 2 (PTI):
Principal Sessions Judge of Chennai, N Authinathan, who retired from
service on 19 January this year, has
been elevated to the High Court and
appointed Additional Judge.
A notification to this effect from the
Union Ministry of Law was received
by the Madras High Court on Thursday. He had served in several districts
including the Nilgiris and Coimbatore
as District Judge.
Authinathan’s name was pending
consideration of the Supreme Court
and the Centre for elevation, along
with eight other names since 2015.
Of them, six names Justice V Bharathidasan, Justice D Krishnakumar,
Justice S S Sundar, Justice M V
Muralidharan, Justice P Kalaiyarasan
and Justice B Gokuldas were cleared
and they were appointed as judges
of High Court.
With his appointment, the sitting
strength of Madras High Court will go
up to 39, as against the sanctioned
strength of 75.
Already 17 names, out of 21 people
recommended by the high court, have
cleared initial stages of appointment
and are awaiting clearance by the
Centre.
TANUVAS invites
applications
Introduces new course in
Veterinary Nursing Assistant
Second phase
counselling
15 Sept
TANUVAS has announced
that the second phase counselling for undergraduate courses
will be held on 15 September
at Madras Veterinary College,
Vepery at 9 am, to fill 44 seats,
which includes BVSC AH (19),
BTech FT (6), BTech DT (9) and
BTech PPT (10).
TANUVAS Vice-Chancellor S Thilagar addressing mediapersons
about the new course in Chennai on Thursday. TANUVAS
Director (Centre for Animal Studies) Ramesh Saravana Kumar
is present.
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
Tamilnadu Veterinary And Animal
Sciences University (TANUVAS)
has introduced new course in
‘Veterinary Nursing Assistant’ and
has called for applications for the
academic year 2016-17.
Speaking at a press meet here
on Thursday, TANUVAS ViceChancellor S Thilagar said the 11
months course is being offered
at Regional Research Centre of
TANUVAS located at Machuvadi
in Pudukkottai.
On course eligibility, he said a
mere pass in Plus-Two is enough
and there is no age restriction.
The medium of instruction would
be Tamil and hostel facility is
available for both gender, he
added.
The course would be of immense
benefit to the rural youth and help
them in obtaining employment in
veterinary sector, where career
prospects for nursing assistants
are high, said TANUVAS Director
(Centre for Animal Studies) Ramesh
Saravana Kumar.
Candidates after undergoing
training, would be capable of extending a helping hand to medical
personnel engaged in treating
livestock, he added.
The application forms are available online at www.tanuvas.ac.in
till 9 September, till 6 pm.
After submitting the online
application and payment, the
candidates should take out the
printout of filled form, attach
the relevant certificates/documents duly attested and send
to ‘Chairman, Admission Committee, Tamilnadu Veterinary
And Animal Sciences University,
Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai-600 051,’ on or before 16
September.
If we are
allowed to work on
the site continuously,
work can be completed
in the next three months
Rosaiah bids adieu
Thanks CM, leaders for their support
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
Outgoing Governor K Rosaiah on
Thursday thanked the people, Chief
Minister J Jayalalithaa, her Cabinet
colleagues, leaders of all political parties and said it was a great honour to
serve the State.
‘I had the privilege and great
honour to serve as the Governor of
Tamilnadu for five years,’ he said in
a thanksgiving message here. He
said he carried back ‘fond memories’ of the ‘kindness and love’ of
the people.
‘I am extremely grateful to the people of Tamilnadu for their love and
affection. I am overwhelmed by the
courtesy extended by them during my
tenure as Governor,’ Rosaiah said.
He said,’my best wishes and
prayers will always be with the people
of Tamilnadu. I extend my heartiest
greetings to them.’
He thanked Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, her Cabinet colleagues, leaders of all political parties, educationists and social service organisations
and chambers of commerce and
‘I am extremely
grateful to the
people of Tamilnadu
for their love and
affection. I am
overwhelmed by the
courtesy extended
by them during my
tenure as Governor’
industry and officials.
‘Tamilnadu has been steadfast
in its growth and is one of the pioneering States and cultural capital
of India. It is an educational hub
known for its quality higher education, peace loving and hard working
people,’ he said in a release from
Raj Bhavan.
As Chancellor of State-universities,
he said he had taken efforts to further
strengthen the standard of education
and been instrumental in introduction of various streams in higher
education.
Rosaiah completed his tenure on 30
August and Maharashtra Governor
Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao has
been named by President Pranab
Mukherjee to hold additional charge
of State till alternative arrangements
were made.
Velacheri has
highest number
of electors
VIT Chancellor seeks
more funds for education
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
Velachery has topped the list
of voters in the 16 Assembly
constituency in city, where is has
3.01 lakh electors, according to
the draft electoral roll released
by the District Election Officer
and Corporation Commissioner
D Karthikeyan on Thursday.
According to an official release,
R K Nagar has 2.56 lakh voters,
Perambur (2.91lakh), Kolathur
(2.6 lakh), Villivakkam (2.51 lakh),
Thiru Vi Ka Nagar (2.15 lakh),
Egmore (1.91 lakh), Royapuram
(1.92 lakh), Harbour (1.88 lakh),
Chepauk-Triplicane (2.31 lakh),
Thousand Lights (2.36 lakh), Anna
Nagar (2.85 lakh), Virugambakkam
(2.92 lakh), Saidapet (2.82 lakh) T
Nagar (2.46 lakh) and Mylapore
(2.63 lakh).
Karthikeyan said 39.87 lakh electors have been enrolled in 3,768
polling booths in the 16 Assembly
constituencies in Chennai.
As many as 19.72 lakh men,
20.13 lakh women and 950 others are on the electoral roll. The
number of electors on the draft
electoral rolls published last year
in Chennai district was 38.28
lakh.
The district election office has
requested residents to enrol
their names in the rolls from
1 to 30 September. A special
camp will be held on 11 and 25
September in all polling booths
for distribution and receipt of
forms 6, 7 and 8.
Residents can also visit www.
elections.tn.gov.in to enrol, delete or change data on the electoral rolls.
Bicentennial fete of KRMMC held
Principal of KRMMC Dr P T Vijayashree, Executive Vice-Chairperson
of Apollo Hospitals Dr Preetha Reddy, secretary and correspondent
of KRMMC Dr Meena Muthaiah, VIT Chancellor G Viswanathan, AMET
vice- chancellor Col Dr G Thiruvasagam after releasing the souvenir
at the bicentennial celebration of Kumararani Meena Muthaiah College
of Arts and Science College in Chennai yesterday.
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
‘India spends just around 3.5 per
cent of its gross domestic product
(GDP) for education while some 20
countries around the world spend 7
per cent for the same,’ VIT founderchancellor G Viswanathan has said.
He was speaking at the bicentennial
celebration of Kumararani Meena
Muthaiah College of Arts and Science
College here yesterday.
‘Around 14 crore students are
eligible for higher education. But our
institutions have the capacity to accommodate only about three crore.
The rest are left out. It good to see
students going abroad to pursue
education but less than 1 per cent
of them return to India. The Central
government has ensured massive
development in the industrial field,
hope they do the same in the field of
education too,’ he said.
‘There are around 15 lake govern-
ment schools in India of which five
lakh have less than 50 students. The
government has to take measures
to improve the quality of education.
Parents play an important role in
India. They pay a lot of money for
their children’s education. When the
government pays less the parents
have to pay more. This happens only
in India,’ Viswanathan said.
Secretary and correspondent
of KRMMC Dr Meena Muthaiah
launched the Centre for Business
Excellence. The centre has been
partnered by South Indian Bank and
has also established a simulated
bank inside the college. A souvenir
was also released.
Principal of KRMMC Dr P T Vijayashree, Vice-Chancellor of AMET
University Col Dr G Thiruvasagam,
executive vice-chairperson of Apollo
Hospitals Dr Preetha Reddy, Registrar of University of Madras Dr P Jawahar were also present at the event.
Blend
4 FRIDAY
2 SEPTEMBER 2016
WHAT NEWS TODAY PRINTS IS NEWS THAT COUNTS
AAP’s duplicity
N
otwithstanding the noises made by the pretender-messiah
Arvind Kejriwal, the Aam Admi Party is as corrupt and
opportunistic as any other party. Period. On Wednesday, the
AAP chieftain dismissed Delhi’s Minister for Women and Child
Development Sandeep Kumar after the public airing of a sleazy CD
by various television channels. This was the third AAP minister
to be dismissed in eighteen months following serious charges of
wrong-doing, including corruption.
Kejriwal’s claim to superior politics lies fully shattered not just
by the sleaze of the Delhi ministers but the complete inability of
the AAP Government to provide a modicum of governance in the
capital city of India. Instead of functioning within the constitutional
ambit of the Delhi Government, Kejriwal and Co. have engaged
in only showboating, always picking up fights with the Centre and
the designated constitutional authority, the Lt. Governor of Delhi.
Unable to make a tangible improvement in the administration, he
has only resorted to gimmicks, luring the poor with free water and
subsidised power without caring to maintain and improve the basic
infrastructure for the supply of public goods.
Elsewhere, its façade of being a party of volunteers has taken a
beating as cadres have literally crossed swords with each other in
some places. Its leadership has also failed to display the necessary
intellectual bandwidth to debate volatile issues and instead opts for
a high-pitched denunciation or total surrender. That is why AAP
allowed Vishal Dadlani and Jignesh Mewani to leave the party rather
than take a stand. In Punjab, AAP has painfully discovered that
the high command’s whims and orders do not resonate well with
people endowed with a permanent streak of autonomy in thought
and action.
On Wednesday, the poor state of roads in the national capital came
in for adverse comment when the visiting US Secretary of State
John Kerry’s motorcade was stuck in waterlogged South Delhi,
prompting him to wonder aloud whether his audience at the IIT,
Delhi, had come boating. But instead of doing what is definitely
within his remit, Kejriwal is content holding ‘Modiji’ responsible
for all the ills of Delhi. If still AAP enjoys traction in a few parts of
the country it only reflects disgust with the existing players, though
the truth is that AAP is far more ruthless, far more unprincipled than
any one of the existing parties.
Arun Jaitley @arunjaitley
The requisite number of states have
ratified the #GST Constitution
Amendment Bill and now it can go for
Presidential assent.
Lessons of Life : when anger turns
2 rage u know something far deeper than
this moment is kicking in. Observe urself.
It’s embedded in guilt
CHENNAI
US grants secret
exemption to Iran
Goes easy on landmark agreement to curb
Tehran’s nuke programme
WASHINGTON:
The US and its allies allegedly
granted ‘secret’ exemptions to Iran
in last year’s landmark agreement
that sought to curb the Islamic country’s nuclear program, according
to a controversial new report by a
Washington-based think tank.
Iran was allowed to sidestep certain
conditions by the Joint Commission,
the deal’s implementing body, as
some of its nuclear facilities would
not have been in compliance with the
Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
by 16 January 2016 -- the Implementation Day, the report claimed quoting
a senior official.
‘We have learned that some nuclear
stocks and facilities were not in accordance with JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) limits on
Implementation Day, but in anticipation, the Joint Commission had earlier
and secretly exempted them from the
JCPOA limits,’ David Albright of the
Institute for Science and International
Security said in the report released
yesterday.
According to the report, the exemptions involved relaxing the requirement that Iran must limit its stockpile
of low enriched uranium to under 300
kgs, some of the near 20 percent
LEU, the heavy water cap, and the
Japan’s Abe in
Russia to warm
ties with Putin
VLADIVOSTOK:
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo
Abe is set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russia’s far
east as the countries step up efforts
to boost trade ties and resolve a
lingering territorial dispute.
Tokyo-Moscow relations are hamstrung by a row dating back to the end
of World War II when Soviet troops
seized the southernmost islands in
the Pacific Kuril chain, known as the
Northern Territories in Japan.
The tensions have prevented the
countries from signing a peace
treaty formally ending wartime
hostilities, hindering trade and investment ties.
number of large hot cells allowed to
remain in the country.
The report said the US and its negotiating partners -- Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany -- approved
the exemptions. Albright alleged
that the Joint Commission created a
Technical Working Group to consider
further exemptions to Iran’s stock of
3.5 per cent low enriched uranium.
This cap is set at 300 kg of low
enriched uranium hexafluoride but
Iran apparently has or could exceed
the cap if no further exemptions are
granted by the Joint Commission, the
thinktank said.
‘The decisions of the Joint Commission have not been announced
publicly. The Obama administration
informed Congress of key Joint Commission decisions on Implementation
Day but in a confidential manner,’ it
said.
US officials, however, immediately
dismissed the report, insisting Iran
was in full compliance with nuclear
agreement. ‘Iran is in compliance
with the agreement. That is a fact
that is verified by independent international experts who, because of
the agreement, now have the kind of
access that is required to verify it,’
White House Press Secretary Josh
Earnest said.
‘Iran’s nuclear commitments under the JCPOA have not changed.
According to report,
the exemptions
involved relaxing
the requirement
that Iran must limit
its stockpile of low
enriched uranium
to under 300 kgs,
some of the near 20
percent LEU, the
heavy water cap, and
the number of large
hot cells allowed
to remain in the
country
There’s been no moving of the goal
post, as it were. The joint commission
has always been intended to address
implementation issues when they
arise,’ State Department spokesperson John Kirby told reporters at his
daily news conference.
Suicide attack in Peshawar’s
Christian colony, five dead
Peshawar:
In a brazen assault, four heavilyarmed suicide attackers stormed a
Christian colony, opening indiscriminate fire that left one person dead
and several others injured before
the terrorists were gunned down by
security forces in this northwestern
Pakistani city.
The firing began around 6 AM when
terrorists attacked the colony and
exchanged fire with security forces
in Warsak area of Peshawar district
in Khyber-Pakthunkhwa province,
officials said.
Two of the attackers detonated their
suicide jackets while two others were
killed by security forces, officials were
quoted as saying by the Dawn News.
One civilian was also killed in the attack, they said.
FIGHT FOR RIGHT
‘Terrorist attacked Christian Colony
Warsak Road, Peshawar. Security forces promptly responded. All
4 suicide bombers killed. Search in
progress,’ Director General InterServices Public Relations Asim Bajwa
tweeted.
In the exchange of fire, two Frontier
Corps soldiers, a police constable
and two civilian guards were injured.
No outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.
Peshawar has faced numerous
terrorist attacks, including the December 2014 massacre of students
at an army-run school.
C
L ICK
PIC
Shekhar Kapur @shekharkapur
Google to give up on its
plans for a modular phone
Google has given up on
its dreams of building its own modular
smartphone. The hardware maker has halted
investment in Project
Ara, as the effort was known. Ara,
begun under advanced research
head Regina Dugan, aimed to allow people to customize their own
smartphone, upgrading pieces
over time.
Why should a user have to throw
away their whole phone when they
could just upgrade the battery or
camera?
But Google struggled to come out
with a product that could perform up
to expectations and come in at a reasonable cost. It shelved a market test
in Puerto Rico that was scheduled for
last year.
It went back to the drawing board,
combining more of the core phone
features into a single module, leaving expansion for things like an extra
battery, speaker or camera.
As recently as its I/O developer
conference in May, Google was
promising developers would have
working hardware this year and that
early adopters would be
able to try Ara next year.
Hardware chief Rick
Osterloh, however, decided that the effort was
unlikely to succeed. He
is choosing to focus on
the company’s many
other hardware bets,
including Chromebooks,
Android devices and
Google Home.
The Ara concept was
always a contrarian bet.
PCs used to be structured that way, with ports
and slots to add memory
or a faster chip or a bigger
hard drive. Over time, computer makers decided that consumers
would rather have cheaper and more
portable devices, even if it meant less
flexibility. Smartphones, meanwhile,
have always been self-contained
products that are typically completely
replaced every couple of years.
Motorola, which Google once
owned, offers Moto Z, its own
notion of a modular smartphone.
Although the main smartphone is a
self-contained working device, it can
be expanded with add-ons such as
a projector, speaker or enhanced
camera. Just this week it introduced
a new member of the Moto Z line
as well as a camera attachment
that adds optical zoom and other
features more common to a pointand-shoot camera.
While Google will stop directly investing in Project Ara, it remains open
to licensing the technology or finding
a hardware maker interested in taking
over according to a source
Protesters throwing stones at police amid heavy tear smoke during a clash in Srinagar. In the other photograph, human rights activists rally
against disappearance of people on the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance in Lahore, Pakistan.
Malaysia PM in trouble
for looting State funds
KUALA LUMPUR:
A Malaysian cabinet minister has
admitted that Prime Minister Najib
Razak was the mysterious unnamed
official who the US Justice Department said took part in rampant looting
of state funds.
The admission confirmed widespread suspicions that Najib was
‘Malaysian Official 1’ mentioned in
a Justice Department lawsuit filed
in July.
The lawsuit -- part of US moves to
seize more than $1 billion in allegedly
ill-gotten assets -- repeatedly fingered
the official as someone conspiring to
divert vast sums from state investment fund 1MDB.
Najib, who launched a crackdown
last year to contain the spiralling
scandal, has so far not commented
on the identity of the unnamed official.
But in an interview with the BBC, Minister of Urban Well-Being, Housing
and Local Government Abdul Rahman Dahlan admitted it was Najib.
was not a target of the US lawsuit.
His comments, however, will add
fuel to persistent calls for Najib to
step down and face justice. Tens
of thousands of people paralysed
the capital Kuala Lumpur in August
2015 with two days of protest over
the scandal.
Last weekend, several hundred
protesters demonstrated, demanding that ‘Malaysian Offi cial 1’ be
identified and arrested.
Najib, however, has shut down
Malaysian investigations, clamped
Najib Razak
down on media reporting of the
‘It’s obvious that the so-called ‘Ma- affair, and purged critics from his
laysian Official 1’ referred to by the ruling party. 1MDB, or 1Malaysia
Development Berhad,
US Justice Department is
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was launched by Najib
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our Prime Minister,’ he
EWS M y
in 2009 and closely
said in a subsequent N of the da
overseen by him. Alclarifying statement.
legations of a vast internaRahman Dahlan, who
also is communications director tional scheme of embezzlement and
for Najib’s ruling coalition, did not money-laundering involving billions
address whether Najib committed of dollars of 1MDB money began to
wrongdoing But he insisted Najib emerge two years ago.
2.6 billion people
in Zika risk areas in
Africa, Asia: Study
PARIS:
At least 2.6 billion people, over
a third of the global population,
live in parts of Africa, Asia and the
Pacific where Zika could gain a new
foothold, researchers warned today,
with 1.2 billion at risk in India alone.
These are people who reside in
as-yet unaffected parts of the world
with the right climate and abundant
mosquitoes for the virus to settle,
spread and propagate an epidemic
like the one besetting the Americas
and Caribbean, they said.
‘According to our most conservative scenario, populations living
within the geographical range for
Zika virus were highest in India
(1.2 billion people), China (242
million), Indonesia (197 million)
Nigeria (179 million), Pakistan
(168 million), and Bangladesh
(163 million),’ said a study.
Enterprise
CHENNAI
USTDA announces
new partnerships
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
The 2016 US -India Strategic and
Commercial Dialogue saw the US
Trade and Development Agency
announcing new partnerships that
will support infrastructure development in India.
‘India has long been a key partner
for USTDA. We have invested in over
130 project preparation and partnership building activities to develop
sustainable infrastructure across the
country, with the help of innovative
U.S. solutions’, said USTDA director
Leocadia I Zak. A press release said,
USTDA is also working with a long-time
partner, the Airports Authority of India,
to extend the use of the GPS Aided
Geo-Augmented Navigation (GAGAN)
system. KPMG LLP (McLean, VA),
a member of the U.S.-India Aviation
Cooperation Program, will help AAI
develop a business case that encourages Indian airlines and airports to
equip their aircraft and systems to
utilize GAGAN. The widespread use of
GAGAN will help aviation stakeholders
manage airspace and increase safety,
which is crucial as India’s air passenger
traffic continues to grow. The feasibility
study will also assess GAGAN’s ability
to service other sectors in India such
as agriculture, railways and disaster
management.
USTDA’s newest partnership in the
Indian energy sector will help India
Power Corporation Limited (IPCL)
implement smart grid technologies
on its network, particularly at its Gaya
Distribution Franchise in the Kolkata
metro region.
5
‘DATAGIRI’ RULES & HOW!
RIL Jio promises to be gamechanger in telecom industry
Unleashes price wars & frenzy among subscribers
have to pay for voice calls
and roaming, while data
will be charged as low as
one-tenth of the prevailing rates. At present,
nearly 70 per cent of
industry’s revenue
comes from voice.
‘This announcement will
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
A day after Reliance Jio (RJio)
brought a revolutionary change
in the telecom industry, analysts
ALL DAYS, JOLLY DAYS
Jio users would also not face any
blackout days like Deepavali and
New Year, when operators tend to
charge double.
feel that henceforth, consumers can
see their monthly mobile bills coming down significantly, thanks to the
rock-bottom prices announced by the
operator.
They also say this is expected to
unleash a new round of price war in
the industry.
FREE FARES
Under the free welcome offer,
which Ambani termed as the
largest introductory offer anywhere in the world, the company
is offering free data, voice and
video ‘to everyone absolutely
free’ starting 5 September till 31
December, 2016.
RJio, which has been testing its
network over the last few weeks,
on Thursday said its users will not
and know their experiences, to collect
NEFT forms and mobile numbers for
better connectivity, the release said.
Indian Bank
revises rates
Dena Bank’s DGM -PS and RRB, Jaya Chakraborty, GM (Corporate
Credit) S K Wadhwa with Ashok Leyland’s senior VP (Corporate Finance) and head of Sales (finance) D S Madhusudan, at an event to
mark its tie-up for commercial vehicle finance.
Mixed month for
automobiles
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
Automobile makers announced their performances for
August 2016 on Thursday.
Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd said that its auto sales performance stood at 40,591 vehicles compared to 35,634 vehicles
during August 2015, seeing a growth of 14 per cent.
A press release said, the passenger vehicles segment
sold 18,246 vehicles in August 2016 as against 14,198
vehicles during August 2015, a growth of 29 per cent.
The company sold 36,944 vehicles domestically during August 2016, as against
32,122 vehicles
during August 2015, a
growth of 15 per
cent. In August
2016, the
medium and heavy
commercial vehicles segment sold
371 vehicles, registering a
growth of nine per cent.
Pravin Shah, president and chief executive (Automotive),
M&M Ltd. said, ‘The improved spread of monsoon as well
as new product launches have helped the auto industry
perform positively’. Hinduja Group flagship Ashok Leyland
on Thursday reported a six per cent decline in total sales
at 10,897 units in August 2016.
The company had sold 11,544 units in August last year.
Sales of heavy and medium commercial vehicles
declined by eight per cent to 8,201 units last month as
against 8,903 units in the year-ago period, the company
said in a statement. Light commercial vehicle sales grew
by two per cent to 2,696 units as compared to 2,641 units
in August last year, it added.
Meanwhile, Yamaha India Motor Pvt. Ltd. announced 22
per cent growth in domestic sales (including Nepal) in August
2016, selling 74868 units as against 61440 units sold last
August. The company continues to maintain an upward trend
in sales at the back of its product line-up with the addition of
the newly-launched disc brake variant of the Cygnus Alpha
scooter and the new Cygnus Ray-ZR.
MUKESH MUSINGS
While analysts believe Reliance Jio’s entry will bring in a new round of price
war, rival Bharti Airtel welcomed Jio’s entry in the Indian market.
‘As a responsible operator, we will fulfill all our regulatory obligations as
we have always done’, it added.
Vodafone spokesperson said the company has always offered value to
customers backed by nationwide presence and a strong network and will
continue to do so for hundreds of millions customers across the country.
RJio in its test phase has garnered over 1.5 million users and
aims to take the number to 100
million ‘in the shortest possible
time’. During his speech at the
42nd AGM of Reliance Industries, RIL chief Mukesh Ambani
said, ‘Indians can all do ‘Datagiri’, which is an opportunity for
every Indian to do unlimited good
things, with unlimited data’.
‘I have always set impossible
goals for the Jio team and they
have always exceeded my expectations. So today I set a target for
team Jio to acquire 100 million
customers on the Jio network in
the shortest possible time and create a new world record’, he said.
He added that this would translate into a data usage of 250 crore
gigabyte per month.
struggling telcos that will ultimately
be forced to consolidate.
DATA DIVERSITY
Free voice calls
CRISIL Research said that by opting
The 10 tariff plans will start at
Zero roaming charges
for Reliance Jio plans, mid-to-high
Rs 19 a day for occasional users,
Free data services for the first
end subscribers could see their averwhile it is Rs 149 a month for light
four months after the launch
age monthly mobile bills coming down
users and Rs 4,999 a month for
Students to get 25 per cent
by 50-60 per cent.
heavy data users.
more data
Tanu Sharma, associate director 45 plans at Rs 50 per GB
bundle offer, could hurt the
Large Corporates, India
D-DAY
voice tariffs of existing opRatings & Research said
unleash a price war among telcos, that data tariffs are bound to
The operations erators, who would need to
and users can expect cost of data see a ‘major correction’ due
will be formally respond with similar offers
(not voice) going down in the range of to RJio’s launch while the
l a u n c h e d o n 5 in a bid to protect their turf.
25-35 per cent’, Greyhound Research benefits from higher data September.
Stating that the telecom
chief analyst and CEO, Sanchit Gogia volumes and user growth
sector is currently reeling
under financial stress, high debt
burden and slowdown in revenue
AROUND THE WORLD IN DOLLARS
growth, Prashant Singhal, Global
Compared globally, Reliance Jio’s tariffs are among the lowest. According
Telecommunication leader, EY, noted
to Ambani’s presentation, data rates per GB are around $30 in Japan, $18
that, ‘Further decline in data tariffs
in Korea, $15 in China, $7.5 in Spain and $6 in South Africa.
may impact operators’ profitability
and sustainability’.
said.
will be back-ended.
Motilal Oswal Securities’ head
He added this will further add botSharma said that RJio’s free voice (Retail Research) Dharmesh Kant
tomline pressures on the already calling and SMS services and data termed RJio’s tariff as a ‘knockout
LIC Zonal Manager (South) R Thamodharan at an event in Chennai Thursday. Also seen are other senior officials of the zone.
amount of Rs 3.0047 crore.
The zone also undertook a door-todoor campaign to meet its customers,
RIVAL RUMINATIONS
SURREAL SCHEMES
LIC celebrates
diamond jubilee
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
The Life Insurance Corporation of
India announced that it celebrated its
diamond jubilee in the city Thursday.
A press release said, Zonal Manager (South) R Thamodharan launched
the celebrations and said, the southern zone has added around 2.09 lakh
customers collecting above Rs 2.660
crore of new premium.
He also said that the zone has insured more than 75 lakh customers
for a new premium of over Rs 9089
crore, in the last three years.
‘During the same time, it has also
settked around 83 lakh claims for an
FRIDAY
2 SEPTEMBER 2016
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
Indian Bank revised interest rates on
FCNR (B) term deposits with effect from
1 September. A press release said, the
rates have been fixed at 1.96 per cent
for deposits of one year and above, but
less than two years, at 2.06 per cent for
deposits of two years and above, but
less than three years, at 2.61 per cent
for deposits of three years and above,
but less than four years, at 2.66 per cent
for deposits of four years and above, but
less than five years and at 2.71 per cent
for deposits of five years only.
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I, VIKASH PURAN CHAND,
S/o. Puran Chand Jain,
Date of Birth: 26.07.1983,
residing at No.5, Kothari
Nivas, 2nd Floor, 7th Main
Road,
Dhandeswaram
Nagar, Velachery, Chennai 600 042, shall henceforth be
known as VIKASH CHAND
PURAN CHAND.
VIKASH PURAN CHAND.
NAME CHANGE
I,
SIVA PRAKASA
RAO ALLADA, S/o. Siva
Prasada Rao,
born on
03.03.1981, NO. FF Jain
Ananditha
Apartment,
No.38, Balliamman Kovil
Street, Villivakkam, Chennai
- 600 049, shall henceforth
be known as SIVA PRAKASH
RAO ALLADA.
SIVA PRAKASA RAO
ALLADA.
NAME CHANGE
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VIJAYAN,
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VIJAYAN,
born on 14/08/1995, residing
at No.1E/11, Periyar Nagar
1st Street, Varadharajapuram,
Lakshmi Nagar, Mudichur,
Chennai - 600 048, shall
henceforth be known as
VAISHAK
ATTAPADATH
VIJAYAN.
VYSAG ATTAPADATH
VIJAYAN.
My client Mrs. Vasanthi subramanian
is the owner of property, as per
document No. 3948/2001, dated;
4.9.2001, situated at Valasaravakkam
Village, Saidapet taluk, Now called
Ramakrishna Nagar, Chennai. being
Plot No. 181 - Door No. 17 - C.V. Raman
Road, comprised in S. No.116/2 under
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above said property, connected parent
documents (1) Doc No. 3069/69 dt;
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dt; 23.1.1978 has been lost. There was
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my client before E4, Abiramapuram
Polic Station, Chennai. 18, vide CSR
No. 559/2016;
missing documents in question, kindly
hand over the same to the undersigned
Advocate within 7 days from today and
in such an event there will be suitable
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I, SAHANARA KHATUN,
W/o. Hanif Ali Hazari,
Date of Birth: 06.06.1975,
residing at No.37/68,
Venkatesabakthan
Street, Purasaiwalkam,
Chennai - 600 007, shall
hence forth be known as
SHANARA BEGAM HANIF
ALI HAZARI.
SAHANARA KHATUN.
punch’ but said the big concern arises
on timelines of achieving operating
break-even point.
Industry will wait-and-watch for few
quarters on how RJio’s operations develop, and operator manages network
and operations for better customer
experience, Gartner Research director Amresh Nandan added.
MWC launches new phase
in industrial zone
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
Mahindra World City Chennai
(MWC Chennai), a joint venture between Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited (MLDL) and Tamilnadu
Industrial Development Corporation
(TIDCO), has announced the launch
of a new phase in its industrial zone.
A press release said, comprising
42 acres of industrial land, the new
phase is located in the Domestic
Tariff Area (DTA) at MWC Chennai
and has already received enquiries
from companies interested in setting up operations at the integrated
business city.
The DTA is a business destina-
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at
No.149-A,
9th
Street, Velan Nagar,
Valasaravakkam,
Chennai - 600 087, shall
henceforth be known as
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on
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residing
at
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West K.K.Nagar, Chennai - 600
078, shall henceforth be known
as FIRTHOUSIA ABDULLAH
MOHAMMED ISMAIL.
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leading global and Indian companies (29 operational) who have
successfully leveraged the world
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skilled workforce that MWC Chennai provides, to cater to a growing
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6 FRIDAY
2 SEPTEMBER 2016
CHENNAI
Serena, Murray
in sizzling form
Among those who didn’t
have the luxury of the roof,
2014 finalist Kei Nishikori of
Japan waited out a third-set
rain delay en route to a 6-4,
4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over
20-year-old Russian qualifier Karen Khachanov.
Nick Kyrgios has defied
injury to surge into the
third round of the US Open
with a serving masterclass.
Kyrgios showcased
some substance
to complement his
undoubted style in
sweeping past Horacio Zeballos 7-5 6-4
6-4 in one hour and 56
minutes on Thursday
night. It took 3 hours,
2 minutes, equaling
the fifth-longest US
Open women’s singles match
Radwanska struggles past Broady; del Potro continues strong comeback
New York, Sept 2:
Fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska shook off a slow start to reach
the third round of the US Open on
Thursday with a 7-6 (11/9), 6-3 victory over Britain’s Naomi Broady
on a day when women’s top-seed
Serena Williams and men’s secondseed Andy Murray marched ahead
in style.
Radwanska, who has never made
it past the fourth round at Flushing
Meadows, next faces 25th seed
Caroline Garcia of France, a 4-6,
6-4, 6-4 winner over Czech Katerina
Siniakova.
World number one Serena Williams, stalking history at the US
Open, belted 13 aces in a 6-3, 6-3
victory over Vania King on Thursday
to reach the third round.
Serena is chasing a seventh US
Open title and 23rd Grand Slam
crown - both of which would be Open
Era records.
She booked a meeting with Sweden’s Johanna Larsson for a place
in the last 16.
Serena Williams tied Martina
Navratilova’s professional era
women’s record with her 306th
career victory in a Grand Slam
match, beating Vania King 6-3,
6-3 to reach the US Open third
round.
World number two Andy Murray made himself heard at the US
Open on Thursday, downing tenacious Spaniard Marcel Granollers
Aaron, Ayushman
make it to final
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
Aaron Niranjan beat G M Rikhil
3-6, 6-0, 6-4 to enter the boys
under-12 final in the Chennai leg
of HCL Tennis Junior Tour and
Masters tournament organised here
by MBTA.
Results (semifinals) - Boys under-12: Aaron Niranjan
bt
G
M Rikhil 3-6, 6-0, 6-4; Ayushman
Arjeria bt Pragathesh Shiva 6-1,
6-0.
Girls under-12: Kundana Sri bt
Sweta Samanta 6-4, 6-3; Vaishnavi
Adkar bt G Priyadarshini 6-3, 1-6,
6-4.
Girls under-14: Viveha Sivaraman bt Adithi V K 6-2, 6-3; Joshika
Premkumar bt P Sruthi 7-5, 7-6(4).
Boys under-14 doubles: VM
Sandeep & Rajesh Kannan bt Ayushman Arjeria & Kush Arjeria 4-0,
4-0; Kanishk Pal & Anirudh Kumar
bt Aaron Niranjan & Arjun Rathnam
4-1, 3-5, 10-6.
Girls doubles: Joshika Premkumar & Janani bt Sweta Samanta
& Swarnali Ghosh 2-4, 4-0, 10-6;
Sruthi & Adithi V K bt Mekhala
Manna & Vaishnavi Adkar 4-5(6),
4-1, 10-7.
Anti-corruption code
in place for TNPL
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
In an effort to protect the integrity
of cricket and protecting the players
from corrupt elements, Tamilnadu
Cricket Association (TNCA) has
engaged the services
of Ravi Sawani for the
ongoing TNPL.
Sawani, who headed
the BCCI’s anti-corruption unit, will be in
charge of providing strong measures
during the tournament.
According to a press note, the AntiCorruption Team has dealt with the
two approaches in a proper manner.
Three participants reported alleged
inappropriate approaches. On investigation, one was found to be a harmless misinterpretation of words while
the other two (approaches) were
Messi strikes
on return for
Argentina
Lionel Messi
Mendoza (Argentina),
Sept 2 (AFP):
Lionel Messi marked his return
from short-lived international retirement with the only goal as 10man Argentina defeated Uruguay
1-0 to score a crucial 2018 World
Cup qualifying victory.
Messi, who had dramatically
announced the end of his international career in June following
Argentina’s Copa America Centenario final defeat to Chile, scored
via a deflected shot in the 42nd
minute to spark wild celebrations
in Mendoza’s Estadio Malvinas.
The victory -- the first under
the reign of new coach Edgardo
Bauza -- catapulted Argentina
into first place in South America’s
marathon round-robin qualifying
campaign with 14 points after
seven games.
in straight sets to reach the third
round.
With pounding rain creating a din
under the new $150 million roof of
the Arthur Ashe stadium, Murray
battled through a tense first set to
triumph 6-4, 6-1, 6-4.
Venus advances
Venus Williams, the sixth seed
whose seven Grand Slam titles
include two US Opens, coasted to
the 70th US Open match win of her
career 6-2, 6-3 win over Germany’s
Julia Goerges.
Fired-up fifth seed Simona Halep
also advanced, downing Czech Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4 in a battle of
former French Open finalists.
Halep called playing under the
Ashe roof ‘amazing’ although it didn’t
relieve all climate problems.
Serena Williams
Andy Murray
first time since 2012 in his
injury-ravaged career.
del Potro, the 2009 champion but now ranked 142 after
a series of wrist surgeries
pushed him to the brink of retirement, defeated American
19th seed Steve Johnson 7-6
(7/5), 6-3, 6-2.
ONE OF MY BEST
KNOCKS: JAGADEESAN
‘Rapport among players helping Dragons win’
NT Bureau
Tirunelveli, Sept 2:
Aggressive wicket-keeperbatsman N Jagadeesan continued his good run, slamming
a half-century to help the
Dindigul Dragons register their
third win in a row in the India
Cements Tamilnadu Premier
League against VB Thiruvallur
Veerans here yesterday.
Speaking to reporters after
the game, he rated the knock
as his best. ‘
Definitely this innings. It
wasn’t very easy for me to get
going, I had a little bit of luck
in the beginning too and after
that I knew I could capitalise
on that. This is my best innings
so far.’
Asked if he was thinking
about scoring a hundred, he
said, ‘No, I didn’t think about
that at all. I just wanted to be
there till the end.’ He said the
team bonding and rapport
among the players was
the reason
f
o
r
the
winning
streak.
N Jagadeesan
made with the intent to fix matches.
Some of the measures includes:
1. A very stringent Anti-Corruption
Code, with severe penal provisions,
that covers the conduct of all players, player support personnel, match
officials, tournament operations staff
as also the owners and
team managements of
all the franchises.
2. Special protocols
have been put in place
at the dressing rooms,
restricting access and preventing use
of all communication devices including data services while the match is
being played.
3. New regulations which includes
that players and player support
personnel may not be allowed to participate in the tournament unless they
receive compulsory anti-corruption
education programme.
Ben Stokes
FC Haka in the
Finland second
tier after
helping FC
Goa finish
runners-up
in ISL 2015.
He scored 6
goals in 13
appearances
for FC Haka.
‘Dudu is a
player I have
admired from
the very first
season
of the
ISL. His quality and experience in
front of goal further strengthens our
attack,’ said Chennaiyin FC manager
Marco Materazzi.
‘I am delighted to join champions
Chennaiyin FC and would like to
thank the club and especially the
legendary Materazzi for putting faith
in me. India is like a second home
for me and I have always enjoyed
playing and staying there. I am looking forward to this new project with
Chennaiyin FC and will give my very
best to help them keep the trophy in
Chennai,’ Dudu stated.
‘We are like a family and we
are enjoying ourselves on the
field,’ he added.
To a question as to what he
was eating these days after the
three superb innings in three
matches, Jagadeesan said
in a lighter vein: ‘You’ll have
to ask our trainer he’s having
a different diet for everyone.’
About the wickets he had
played on so far, the Dindigul
opener said, ‘At the first game
in Dindigul the wicket was really good. The ball was coming
really well on to the bat. Back
in Chennai also the wicket was
how it was in Dindigul. Over
here the wicket was stopping
a bit. I don’t know if it’s been
raining here but the wicket
wasn’t as good as the Dindigul
wicket for batting.’
He said the wicket at Tirunelveli was good for both batsmen and spinners. ‘Spinners
got turn and the ball stopped
quite a bit. It’s not as easy for
fast bowlers but it’s friendly
for batsmen and spinners,’ he
added.
Jagadeesan also played
down talked that the team was
overtly dependant on his batting and said, ‘No definitely not.
Things have been going well
for me so no one has gotten
the chance to look at our middle order. We have really good
strength in our middle order.’
‘LACK OF PARTNERSHIPS
HURT US’
Meanwhile, VB Thiruvallur Veerans all-rounder N S
Chaturved the lack of partnerships pegged the team back.
‘Basically we struggled to get
partnerships going. If you see
them they had a very good
opening stand.
Basically we didn’t have partnerships which are needed in a
good run-chase like this. Chasing 164 runs is dependent on a
few partnerships which we did
not get. That is basically what
went wrong in our batting,’ he
pointed out.
He said the target (of 164)
was definitely gettable but
they did not have partnerships.
‘Because we didn’t have partnerships we weren’t able to
chase it,’ he added.
Chaturved said that field
lapses also cost them dear
and said had the chances
been taken Dindigul could
have been restricted to around
140-150.
England hammers
Pak to go 4-0 up
Chennaiyin FC
snaps up Dudu
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
Indian Super League champions
Chennaiyin FC have they have signed
Nigerian forward Dudu Macpherlin
Omagbemi for the 2016 edition of the
tournament.
The 31-year-old joins Chennaiyin on
a free transfer after the expiry of his
contract with Finland second division
outfit FC Haka. Dudu has played in
both seasons of the ISL - FC Pune
City (2014) and FC Goa (2015) - and
is joint sixth in the all-time highest
scorers of the competition with seven
goals in 15 starts.
The Nigerian is also one of seven
players to have scored a hattrick in
the ISL with his treble coming in FC
Goa’s record 7-0 victory over Mumbai City FC last year. Even before
ISL, Dudu had plenty of experience
playing in India with stints at Sporting
Clube de Goa, Dempo and Salgaocar. In Europe, he has had spells in
the top tiers of Poland, Hungary and
Finland. During his time with Hungary’s Debrecen he also played in the
qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League. Dudu, who has also
played for both Kolkata giants East
Bengal and Mohun Bagan, joined
on record, for
17th-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
of Russia to get past
Kristina Mladenovic of
France and reach the third
round. Pavlyuchenkova, a
quarterfinalist in New York
in 2011, came out on top
6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (5)
American qualifier Jared
Donaldson has won the first
two Grand Slam matches of
his career to advance to the
third round.
The 19-year-old Donaldson,
who is currently ranked No.
122, defeated Viktor Troicki
7-5, 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday,
following up on his 4-6, 7-5,
6-4, 6-0 upset of David Goffin
in the first round.
Juan Martin del Potro
reached the US Open third
round on Thursday for the
Leeds, Sept 2 (AFP):
England beat Pakistan
by four wickets to win the
fourth one-day international
at Headingley on Thursday
and so go 4-0 up in the
five-match series. England, chasing a target
of 248, finished on
252 for six with 12
balls to spare. They
were in trouble at
72 for four before
a fifth-wicket stand
of 103 between Ben
Stokes (69) and Jonny Bairstow (61) got
their innings back on
track. Moeen Ali (45
not out) ended the
match by driving
Azhar Ali, the Pa-
kistan captain, for six. Pakistan
were held to 247 for eight after
winning the toss.
Azhar made 80 and Imad
Wasim 57 not out in an innings
where the next best score was
Sami Aslam’s 24. Leg-spinner
Adil Rashid took three for 47.
The series concludes with a
day game in Cardiff on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Pakistan coach
Mickey Arthur made it clear
some members of his one-day
side were on borrowed time
after another defeat by England
raised fears the team might not
qualify automatically for the 2019
World Cup.
England beat Pakistan by four
wickets at Headingley yesterday
to go 4-0 up in a five-match oneday international series.
TN holds fancied AI
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
A young Tamilnadu provided the
spark on the opening day of the
90th All-India MCC-Murugappa
Gold Cup hockey tournament at
Mayor Radhakrishnan stadium
here on Thursday, by holding the
formidable Air India to 2-2 draw in
Group A. While the TN side did well
to keep AI which had five former
India stars in the starting XI, to a
draw the Karnataka team edged out
Punjab & Sind Bank 2-1 in Group B.
In an evenly matched first half,
it was Tamil Nadu which opened
its account first, through Joshua
Bendici Wesley. For Air India, Osafur-Rehman then fired in a blistering
shot off a pass from Maninderjeet
Singh to equalise. TN took the lead
in the 56th minute after Aravind’s
attempt off a corner was padded
away by Air India goalie Adrian
d’Souza, but Hassan Basha latched
on to the rebound and flicked it
home.
A couple of minutes later, Air India
found the equaliser again thanks to
Gagandeep.
Mixed Bag
CHENNAI
Chennai to be
under wet spell
Met dept predicts showers for next two days
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
Chennaiites woke up for
overcast skies which slowly
gave way to a sunny day after surprise showers in most
parts of the city last evening
and night.
After a heavy downpour
on Thursday evening, many
arterial roads were chock-ablock with traffic bottlenecks.
Traffic flow was
disrupted on Jawaharlal Nehru
Salai, Poonamallee High Road,
GST Road, Purasawalkam High
Road, Nelson
Manickam Road,
Sardar Patel
Road and Anna
Salai.
A city resident,
Sheeba said,
‘Traffic w a s b a d l y h i t f o l lowing the showers last
night. Vehicles were moving at snail’s pace as many
stretches went under a
sheet of water. Autorickshaw drivers were fleecing
commuters as many were
under the fear that the
situation would worsen.
Luckily, the rains lasted for
over an hour.’
According to the Meteorological department, rain or
thundershowers have been
predicted for the city and its
neighbourhood areas in the
next 48 hours. The maximum
temperature will be 36 degrees Celsius and the minimum 25 degress.
The weathermen said only a
few places could
receive heavy
rains in the next
few days as the
upper air circulation over
South Tamilnadu coast had
moved westwards and lay
near Lakshadweep and its
neighbourhood.
Independent
weather blogger Pradeep
John said on his Facebook page, ‘More rains
are predicted for Chennai
city. Rainfall in and around
Chennai region in millimetres from the intense
storms which hit Chennai
and suburbs.’
The city had received 33 mm
of rainfall within one hour in the
showers last night.
q Total shutdown in Kerala, mixed response across country
Protesting trade union workers being arrested at Anna Salai in Chennai today. (right) The strike call given by trade unions didn’t have an impact
on normal in the city as traffic was chock-a-block at an arterial stretch.
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
Normal life remained unaffected in
Tamilnadu as the one-day general
strike called by major trade unions
to press their 12-point charter of
demands, evoked poor response
today. However in Kerala, there was
total shutdown and mixed response
across the country.
Though several Central government offices, including post offices
remained closed, and the bank’s
observing a day-long strike, normal
life was not affected in the State.
Shops and business establishments
were open and buses plied as usual.
In some districts the bus services
were operated with police escort.
However, as a precautionary meas-
‘Contribution of SME & MSME sector cannot be undermined’
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Commerce and
Industry Nirmala Seetharaman speaking during the second day of
the Regional Editors conference organised by PIB in Chennai today.
Vellore and Madhavaram in the State export is from the SME and MSME
sector and their contribution cannot
to improve production.’
Nirmala Seetharaman also stressed be undermined.
‘We are willing to fund SMEs and
that the diversification of product
basket has been the focus area of the MSMEs if they want to buy the latest
government. ‘The government is also technology or patent a new technolkeen on expanding coffee market ogy. They create jobs and we do
and on value addition in quality,’ the realise their importance.’
The Minister also said that a tea
Minister added.
To a question raised by Manag- convention will be held at Udhagaing Director of News Today, Maalai mandalam from 22 to 24 September
Sudar and Talk Media T R Jawahar and one important point of discussion
on the importance of MSMEs and the would be about growing organic tea
government’s approach to them, the which is currently in demand in the
Minister said that 40 per cent of the global market.
Cauvery: K’tka says
can’t release water
q How much you can give to TN now, asks SC
New Delhi, Sept 2:
The Supreme Court today adjourned hearing on Tamilnadu’s
plea seeking release of 50 tmc
water by Karnataka to Monday
while asking it how much could
actually part with.
The court is expected to look into the
features of Cauvery Tribunal award
and decide on Tamilnadu’s plea seeking release of 50 tmc water.
It may be noted that the Supreme Court was to hear today
the Tamilnadu government’s plea
for an urgent judicial direction
to the Karnataka government to
release 50.052 tmcft of Cauvery
water from its reservoirs to feed
the agricultural lands of Tamilnadu.
Karnataka had filed a reply to
Tamilnadu’s plea seeking release
of (50 tmc) water from Cauvery,
saying that they were in a defi cit
of 80 tmc anbd can’t give water to
(Tamilnadu).
A three-judge bench of Chief
Justice TS Thakur and Justices
AM Kanwilkar and DY Chandrachud fixed the date of hearing on
a mention made by senior counsel Shekar Naphade for urgent
listing of the application in which
Tamilnadu also sought an interim
direction to Karnataka to release
25 tmcft of water forthwith to enable the farmers in the State to
raise the Samba crop.
Earlier, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah informed
that the Tamilnadu government
in their application filed before
the Supreme Court had made a
prayer that the court should direct
the government of Karnataka to
release 50 tmcf (thousand million
cubic feet) of water as per the
normal year.
7
Unions strike: Normal
life unaffected in TN
Manufacturing sector
on the way up: Nirmala
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Commerce
and Industry Nirmala Seetharaman
today said that the manufacturing scetor has seen 9.3 per cent
growth in the financial year 2015
to 16 which can be attributed to
the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s
‘Make in India’ scheme.
Speaking at the second day of the
Regional Editors conference organised by Press Information Bureau
here, Nirmala said that though there
was a decline in exports in the past
few years, it has been arrested to
some extent after June. ‘Twelve sectors including tea and tobacco held
out despite the declining numbers.
The interest equalisation scheme and
performance-based incentives have
also supported the farmers,’ she said.
Nirmala also said that the import of
rubber from other countires is also
under check. ‘The domestic demand
cannot be met with the local production alone but it will be ensured that
the inported rubber does not affect
the local producers.’
The Central government is working out new ways to help the state
governments in the ASIDE scheme,
the Minister said. ‘Common effluents
have been set up in Melvisharam,
FRIDAY
2 SEPTEMBER 2016
Suresh Prabhu
to visit Kovai
tomorrow
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
Union Railways Minister Suresh
Prabhakar Prabhu will inaugurate
various facilities at Coimbatore
Railway Station tomorrow.
According to a
press release by
Southern Railway,
the Railway Minister will open two AC
executive lounges,
AC dormitory, additional AC retiring rooms and
waiting room.
He will also lay the foundation
stone for two escalators and two lifts,
skywalk with escalators, automated
multi level car parking facility.
And, through video conferencing
from Coimbatore, he would lay
foundation stone for extension
of platform 1 and 2 to hold 24
coaches at Mettupalayam Railway
Station and dedicate new freight
terminal at Irugur Railway Station.
ure, inter-state bus services to Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala,
were operated only upto Tamilnadu
borders, though buses from these
States entered Tamilnadu as usual.
Schools and colleges remained open
and autos plied as usual.
In districts like Tiruppur, powerloom
and knitwear weavers stayed away
from work. Members of various trade
unions staged protest
demonstrations across the State
and in Chennai.
All major unions, barring Bhartiya
Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), the labour
wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak
Sangh (RSS) joined the strike.
The trade unions were demanding, among other things, minimum
monthly wages of Rs 18,000, monthly
Modi looks for
productive
G20 summit
New Delhi, Sept 2 (PTI):
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
today said India will engage constructively on all pressing international priorities and challenges
with world leaders as he is looks
forward to ‘a productive and outcome oriented’ G20 Summit in
China’s Hangzhou that begins
from Sunday.
The Prime Minister, who will
travel to Vietnam this evening before heading for China tomorrow,
said his government attaches a
high priority to bilateral relations
with Vietnam and the partnership between the two countries
will benefit Asia and the rest of
the world.
pension of Rs 3,000 per month to
every worker and revocation of certain amendments in labour laws
proposed by the NDA government.
Normal life in Left-ruled Kerala was
affected with public transport vehicles
staying off the roads and shops and
business establishments downing
shutters.
Autorickshaws, taxies, Kerala
State Road Transport Corporation
(KSRTC) and private buses are not
plying on roads across the state with
the workers of various unions taking
part in the strike.
Major roads wore a deserted look
in the state capital where hundreds
of employees of ISRO units, including Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
(VSSC), could not reach their offices
Swathi case: HC
no to CBI probe
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
The plea of Swathi murder accused
Ramkumar’s mother Pushpam to
transfer the case to CBI was rejected
by the Madras High Court today.
Hearing the plea, judge P N Prakash
said he cannot accept that the petitioner wants to change the course of
investigation based on media reports.
The court also feels that the investigation in the case is being progressing
in the right direction. Hence, there
was no need to transfer the case to
the CBI, he said.
According to the petition, there
were no fingerprints on the arival that
was claimed to have been used by
Ramkumar.
Get Ganesha idols
at your doorstep
q Chennai entrepreneur plans
to pick them up after festival
ABINESH H
Chennai, Sept 2:
On Vinayagar Chathurthi, one can
find many people scurrying around to
their local markets to purchase a clay
idol and other puja items but Sriram,
a retail professional who has started
oyethere.com has come up with an
innovative idea to take orders from
patrons and deliver the idols at the
customer’s doorstep.
Speaking about the same, Shriram
said, ‘Every year I used to go to my local market and buy a Ganesha idol. It
was strenuous as I had to find a parking spot for my car, then bargain with
vendors and usually walk on slushy
roads if it rained. Hence keeping all
this in mind I started this Ganesha
home delivery idea. Ordering online
will help save time for customers who
can spend more time with family and
friends.’ Apart from delivering the
idol, the company also picks it up for
immersion from the customers house
after five days.
‘We want our customers to relax
and not get worried about anything.
After five days of buying the idol one
of company’s staff would come home
after and pick up the Ganesha for
safe immersion in the beach. All our
products are eco-friendly and is safe
for the environment.’ he added.
According to Shriram, ‘Oyethere.
com is an ecommerce company is
the only company which delivers
products within 30-300 minutes from
the time of ordering. The company
has served hundreds of customers
in south of Chennai where it currently
operates. The company carries over
3000 products of various brands and
retailers like Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali
as the strike supporters laid a siege
of an ISRO bus bay here. Train passengers had a tough time as they had
to walk to their homes after alighting
at the railway station here.
Banking operations came to standstill in Telangana as over 15,000 employees of various banks participated
in the general strike called by trade
unions to protest government’s ‘antilabour policies’.
Most of the buses run by Telangana
State Road Transport Organisation
are kept off the roads, a senior official said.
The country-wide strike did not have
much impact in West Bengal as transport services functioned normally.
Similary was at Mumbai and rest of
the country.
products, CeeDeeYes Supermarket,
Odyssey Book Store, Words N Worth
Stationery, Café Coffee Day, Leo
Coffee, Brown Tree organic food
products, Cookieman, Madras Bars
from Idli Factory, Bhuira Jams and
baby products. In fact, this is the only
website in the world where you can
order Tender Coconuts.
Speaking about its unique offering
and services, Shriram, said, ‘We are
11 months old now and have been
serving customers with our unique offering. Hyperlocal startups like us believe in bringing a lot of convenience
to consumers, not withstanding the
time, money and effort saved in shopping for a simple things. We have tied
up with a leading supermarket and
a clay idol vendor for this purpose.
We will be delivering the idols at the
doorsteps of customers on Saturday
and Sunday. Customers can pay
cash or use credit/debit cards to pay
on delivery.
Further, police interrogated Bilal Siddiq regarding but there have been no
true reports on this and the police have
not been showing a keen approach in
the isssue.
A police team in Bengaluru have
also acquired some evidance relating to the murder, but have not
been transparent about this either.
According to Bengaluru TV channel,
Swathi was married to a Muslim and
had converted to Islam before her
murder. The petition also stated that
none of Swathi’s family members was
questioned.
Chennai techie Swathi was murdered on 24 June at Nungambakkam
Railway Station and the police arrested Ramkumar.
SRM founder
moves Sessions
Court for bail
NT Bureau
Chennai, Sept 2:
SRM group founder and university
chancellor T R Parivendhar today
moved the sessions court on an appeal after the Saidapet court rejected
his bail petition.
Parivendhar had on Thursday filed a
bail petition at Saidapet court. When
the case came for hearing before the
XI Metropolitan Magistrate Court, his
lawyers sought bail on the grounds
that the group had offered to repay Rs
69 crore that was allegedly taken from
students on the promise of providing
seats in the university.
However, the bail petition was
quashed after assistant public prosecutor S Manuel Arasu argued that
Vendhar Movies Madhan is still
absconding and so the bail petition
must be rejected. The XI Metropolitan
Magistrate S Prakash considered the
PP’s arguments and rejected the bail.
The Central Crime Branch (CCB)
arrested Parivendhar for financial
discrepancies in the allotment of
medical seats in his varsity. The
investigating team found that he had
cheated people to the tune of Rs 72
crore. The prominent educationist
and industrialist has been booked
under IPC Sections 406, 420 and 34.
In another case, the legal team of
Parivendhar has sought anticipatory
bail regarding a case filed by film
financier Mukul Chand Bothra.
Bothra filed a complaint in Teynampet Police Station when he was allegedly threatened on 23 and 24 August
for demanding the money he had lent
to Vendhar Movies’ Madhan.
In the petition, Parivendhar stated,
‘I have no connection with Madhan
of Vendhar Movies. This is a conspiracy against me, so I plead for an
anticipatory bail.’ The case would
come to the hearing in the sessions
court before judge Jayachandran
later in the day.
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Kamal blogs about his fall
Kamal Haasan
A
ctor Kamal Haasan, who recently underwent a surgery
after falling from the stairs at his
office in Alwarpet, has taken to
blog to explain how he sustained
the injury and his recovery.
Much recently, the actor took to
Twitter and wrote, ‘will share the near
miss I had My story has to be told.
Can’t finish with a fall. Thanks to doctors well wishers and physiotherapyhis’. Now that he is fuly recovered,
Kamal Haasan is all set to resume
shoot for his movie Sabaash Naidu.
Today, the actor posted in his blog
(https://ikamalhaasanblog.blogspot.
in) about his fall and rise .
He wrote, ‘I guess on the 14 July, I
decided to go to my office at 10 pm.
I climbed the steps of my Eldams
Road office, wondering if I should
cut the branches of tree which has
taken advantage of my green world
attitude and is cruelly weighing on my
old office building. I went on to climb
the stairs to the third floor thinking
Karaikudi to Canada after
getting married.’
Having worked with Subiksha in Vijay Milton’s Kadugu,
in which he plays a supporting role, Venkatesh decided
to rope in the girl for the female lead as the role required
a performer. Vinay will be
seen playing the role of one
of the richest men in Canada.
Vinay
MAKING A POINT
Managing director, News Today, Maalai Sudar and Talk Media, T R Jawahar raising a query to Union
Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman at the Regional Editors Conference in
Chennai today.
Photo: B ANAND
‘The film explores how this
man, despite having money
and fame, makes one unfortunate slip-up, and how
that impacts his life,’ says
the director.
A major portion of the movie
would be shot in Canada.
Mottai Rajendran and Robo
Shankar are also in the cast.
-NT Bureau
Padukone keen to
make it big
in K’town
‘If Deepika Padukone can
do varied role in Bollywood, I
want to do the same in Tamil
cinema’, says actress Sanchita
Padukone, who is no way related to the former except than
sharing the same surname.
Sanchita started her career
in Kollywood with Vijay starrer Vettaikaran. She followed
it up with Ramesh’s Pillaykoil
Kadaisi Theru. She is currently busy with a couple
of movies in Telugu and
Kannada.
Says Sanchita, ‘I
want to be part of
quality movies in
Tamil cinema. I love to work
with the likes of Jayam Ravi,
Dhanush, Karthi, Vishal
and Natty’.
A great admirer
of filmmakers like
Mani Ratnam and
Gautham Menon,
she says, ‘Tamil
cinema is contentdriven and several
new talents have
made their impact
felt here. Hence
it is my desire to
work in Chennai’.
-NT Bureau
Sanchita Padukone
Actor arrested for
misbehaving with minors
M
alayalam actor Sreejith Ravi
has been arrested in Palakkad for allegedly misbehaving
with minor girls.
The actor, known for his supporting and villain roles, was
arrested under charges
of the POCSO (Protection of Children from
Sexual Offences) Act
based on the complaint by more than
ten school students.
The actor had allegedly exposed himself
and clicked pictures
of the minor girls on
27 August.
Based on the complaints by the students,
the school principal
lodged a complaint
with the Ottapalam
police.
He was taken into
custody on Thursday evening after
the students were
questioned by
Childline members. Initially, the
FIR had not named
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Jackie Chan
chosen for
honorary Oscar
Actor, producer, director and stunt
choreographer Jackie Chan is one
of the big four who is expected to
receive the 2016 Governors Award,
the Academy of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences announced.
Jackie Chan (62), will receive the
prestigious Oscar statuette alongside three other awardees - film
editor Anne Coates, casting director
Lynn Stalmaster and documentary
filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.
The Honorary Award was created
for artists like Jackie Chan, Anne
Coates, Lynn Stalmaster and Frederick Wiseman- true pioneers and
legends in their crafts. The Board is
proud to honor their extraordinary
achievements, and we look forward
to celebrating with them at the Governors Awards in November, said
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy
president, in a statement said.
Sreejith Ravi
the actor but only the number of the
car in which ‘the man’ had come and
exposed himself. This, the police
say, was done to avoid a case of mistaken identity. The arrest was made
after the students identified Sreejith
from his photo say police sources.
-NT Bureau
Where they stand
Tomorrow’s match
ntchennai
about my three films to be completed
within 70 days. I had reached the
third floor of my 112-year-old office
building. I walked across the large
open terrace.’
‘I swung myself gently onto the
sunshade from the terrace which
was five feet above it. My palms were
placed firmly on the terrace to lower
my weight like I were doing parallel
bar dips. Only both my hands were in
front of me. I gently dropped on the
sunshade and my world changed as
I was falling’.
‘Call the ambulance, she shouted. I
could hear her sobs. My head was
reeling with pain. Wanting to make
light of the situation and to divert
her and my attention I said in Tamil,
‘check my right leg’.
-NT Bureau
Vinay joins hands
with Venkatesh
Director A Venkatesh who
made films like Badri, Aei
is busy with a thriller titled
Nethra. Vinay, Subiksha
and Thaman play lead
roles.
Says the director,
‘The whole movie
revolves around the
heroine, a traditional
girl who goes from
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I am here to help,
Vijay to youngsters
Good to see new talent emerge in TNPL, says Indian Test opener
M
urali Vijay is a regular in
the Indian Test squad and
has been among the better
performers in recent years. He was
Lyca Kovai Kings’ biggest catch at the
TNPL player draft. The stylish righthander can be destructive when he
hits his stride and has displayed it in
ample measure in IPL earlier.
He is now the senior statesman of
Tamilnadu cricket and is more than
happy to share insights with youngsters in the Kings squad. He spoke
to the TNPL website about how the
young players were shaping up and
his thoughts on being part of the Kovai
franchise.
Q: What are your thoughts on
TNPL?
A: It is a great platform for Tamilnadu cricketers. It’s an opportunity
for us to showcase our talent. It’s
one step closer to whoever wants to
represent the State especially for the
youngsters. I’m really impressed with
the way few youngsters are playing do or talk or share their views to anyfrom the other sides as well. We have body. There’s no senior or no junior,
got good talent as well. It’s a great everybody is equal. We are here for a
opportunity for them, how they are purpose and we should be heading for
going to go about it is going to be in growth rather than stagnation.
their hands.
Q: What were your thoughts after
Q: What advice have you given the the first game and how do you feel
after bouncing back strongly?
youngsters in your squad?
A: It’s a new thing for
A: All I’m trying to inculcate in
our boys. So obvithem is freedom. That’s
‘It
ously first game
what I feel is going to
is a great
you can’t be
take them forward.
platform for
very critical of
They should have
them. It was
the freedom to
Tamilnadu cricketers.
good
do whatever they
It’s an opportunity for us to ag avery
think about and
me of
showcase our talent. It’s one cricket and
for the team.
Team comes
step closer to whoever wants we enjoyed
it thoroughly.
first for me and
to represent the State
I personally
you should be able
especially for the
thought we reto do it under any
ally didn’t field up
circumstances if you
youngsters
to the standard that
only have the freedom.
we can in the first game.
I’m just trying to create an
atmosphere where they feel free to That cost us the game. It’s a learn-
ing process to move forward in the
tournament. So hopefully we can really work on that and play as a team.
Q: How have you enjoyed being
part of the Lyca Kovai Kings?
A: They have been fantastic. I have
had a few interactions with the owners
and they have been really great. They
have been really kind and taking care
of the cricketers the way they ought to
be. So it’s in positive and great hands.
Q: Are you looking forward to the
two new venues in Dindigul and
Tirunelveli?
A: I have watched a couple of games
that have happened in Dindigul and
it has been an amazing turnout over
there. The excitement and buzz has
been unbelievable. It’s going to be a
great opportunity for youngsters and
you can rub shoulders with the new
talent in the State. It’s a great thing
for a player like me. I’m just looking
forward to that. Hopefully if they get a
few more games it will be great.
Murali Vijay has been an inspiration for the
younger players in the Kovai Kings team.
Published by K. Balakumar on behalf of News Today Media (P) Ltd., from 85, Mount Road (GST Road), Guindy, Chennai 600 032 and printed by him at Frontline Printers Private Ltd., M-7, Thiru-Vi-Ka Industrial Estate, Guindy,

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