CHENNAI

  • Bill planned to rename Madras, Bombay high courts January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The iconic high courts of Bombay and Madras may soon undergo a change in their nomenclature. Amid demands, the Centre is mulling changing the names of the two high courts through an Act of Parliament. The Law Ministry has started working on a bill to rename Bombay and...
  • Air India pilot assaults flight engineer inside cockpit at Chennai airport January 17, 2015

    Chennai: An Air India pilot assaulted a flight engineer inside cockpit at Chennai airport. The pilot pushed the engineer while they were inside the cockpit as the latter went inside to get his diary signed. The incident led to the delay of the flight AI 143 from Delhi-Chennai-Paris by an hour...
  • Bengaluru: Rising number of organ transplants, green corridors to save lives January 12, 2015

    Bengaluru: Two-and-a-half-year-old Yatharth's heart now beats in a young Russian child's body. When his father, Bengaluru-based techie Amit Upadhyay decided to donate his toddler's heart to a Russian child in Chennai in December last year, all of Bengaluru's traffic stood still to make way for this medical effort. "This was to...
  • Leander Paes-Raven Klaasen fail to cross final hurdle at Chennai Open January 11, 2015

    Chennai: Yen-Hsun Lu and Jonathan Marray outplayed top seeds Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen to win the men's doubles title at the Chennai Open tennis tournament on Sunday. Paes and his 99th doubles partner Klaasen tried their best before going down 3-6, 6-7 (4) to a superior pair on the day. Despite...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka retains Chennai Open after taming Aljaz Bedene January 11, 2015

    Chennai: Top seed Stanislas Wawrinka dismantled the challenge of a rampaging Aljaz Bedene with ease as the Swiss World No. 4 retained the Chennai Open title with a straight sets win in the summit clash, on Sunday. Bedene's remarkable run in the tournament ended with a tame 3-6 4-6 defeat against...
  • Bedene knocks out Bautista Agut, sets up final with Wawrinka January 10, 2015

    Chennai: Continuing his giant-killing spree, Slovenian qualifier Aljaz Bedene knocked out third seed and world number 15 Roberto Bautista Agut to set up the Chennai Open summit clash with top seed and defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka, here on Saturday. The 25-year-old Bedene, ranked as low as 156, shocked his Spaniard opponent...
  • New methods of court preparation killed serve and volley: Leander Paes January 10, 2015

    Chennai: Leander Paes on Saturday lamented that the fascinating serve and volley style is not there to be seen in modern tennis and of all the current players only Feliciano Lopez and Novak Djokovic are the ones who play well on the net. Paes, who even at 41 is agile while...
  • Leander Paes on course for seventh Chennai Open title January 9, 2015

    Chennai: Top seeds Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen eased into the men's doubles final with a clinical win over Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez at the Chennai Open tennis tournament here today. Then Indo-South African had little difficulty in beating the Spaniards 6-3 6-3 on the main court of...
  • Actor Jiiva replaces Vishal Krishna Reddy as Chennai Rhinos skipper in the fifth edition of Celebrity Cricket League January 9, 2015

    Hyderabad: Actor Jiiva has replaced Vishal Krishna Reddy to lead Chennai Rhinos in the fifth edition of Celebrity Cricket League (CCL), to begin here Sunday. Vishal, who captained the side in the last four editions of the tournament, couldn't participate due to his film commitments. On becoming the new skipper, Jiiva told...
  • Paes-Klaasen keep top billing, enter Chennai Open semis January 8, 2015

    Top seeds Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen of South Africa lived up to their billing and entered the semifinals of the men's doubles event at the ATP Chennai Open with a hard-fought win over Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Saketh Myneni, here on Thursday. The Paes-Klaasen combination came from a...
  • Agut, Bedene advance to Chennai Open quarters January 8, 2015

    Chennai: Qualifier Aljaz Bedene from Slovakia defied the ATP rankings and reputation to knock out second seeded and World No.14 Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-4 to enter the quarter-finals of the Aircel Chennai Open here on Thursday. The 25-year old Bedene, semi-finalist here in 2013 when he beat Stan Wawrinka, then No.17...
  • Chennai: RTI activist jailed for refusing to stand at hearing January 8, 2015

    Chennai: In a bizarre case, an RTI activist has been jailed for refusing to stand at a hearing. The RTI activist had asked for a chair so that he could sit in front of a 2-member bench hearing an appeal at the headquarters in Chennai. The victim, NGO Satta Panchayat...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi wins doubles pre-quarters January 8, 2015

    Chennai: Indian tennis veteran Mahesh Bhupathi, teaming up with compatriot Saketh Myneni won a hard fought doubles pre-quarterfinal match to set up a mouth-watering clash with his former partner Leander Paes at the ATP Chennai Open tournament. The Indian fans' hopes of seeing their tennis heroes Bhupathi and Paes play against...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka happy with his showing in season opener January 7, 2015

    Chennai: Defending champion and top seed Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland today expressed satisfaction after winning his first match of the season at the ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament here on Wednesday. "I am happy winning the first match of new season. It is a good win for me. Look forward to...
  • David Goffin gets into Chennai Open quarters January 7, 2015

    Chennai: Fourth seed David Goffin of Belgium became the first player to enter the men's singles quarterfinals at the Chennai Open tennis tournament by getting past Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania here on Wednesday. Goffin, ranked 22, had to bring in his experience especially in the tie breaker of the deciding before...
  • Leander Paes enters Chennai Open 2nd round with straight sets win January 7, 2015

    Chennai: Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes, teaming up with South African Ravfen Klaasen, Tuesday made a winning start to his Chennai Open doubles campaign, notching up a comfortable straight sets victory in the first round. Top seeded Paes and Klaasen won their first round match against Andrea haider Maurer of Austria...
  • Somdev Devvarman crashes out of Chennai Open January 6, 2015

    India's top singles player Somdev Devvarman choked after initially showing promise as he lost to sixth seed Yen Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei in straight sets to crash out of the ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament in the first round on Tuesday. An error-prone Somdev, a wild card entrant, lost 3-6,...
  • Ramanathan, Prashanth ousted from Chennai Open January 6, 2015

    Chennai: Ramkumar Ramanathan paid the price of not containing his unforced errors as he made a first round exit from the ATP Chennai Open while his compatriot and qualifier Vijay Sundar Prashanth also bowed out after a crushing defeat. Ramkumar, who had happy memories of upsetting Somdev Devvarman in the previous...
  • Prashanth qualifies for Chennai Open; Granollers retires January 5, 2015

    Chennai: Vijay Sundar Prasanth made it to the main draw joining compatriots Somdev Devvarman and Ramkumar Ramanthan as he rallied to beat Ukraine's Illaya Marchenko 2-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5 in a marathon third round of the qualifying event. Prashanth, who had ousted Yuki Bhamnbri, faces world number 65 Jiri Vesely od...
  • Wawrinka keen to do well in Chennai before Australian Open defence January 5, 2015

    Chennai: Defending champion and World No.4 Stanislas Wawrinka wants to have a few wins under his belt at the ATP Chennai Open in run up to the Australian open, the first Grand Slam of the season. "I am ready for the new year. Everything is going well for me for this...
  • DMK treasurer MK Stalin denies any rumours of his resignation January 4, 2015

    DMK chief M Karunanidhi's son and party treasurer MK Stalin on Sunday strongly denied any rumours of his resignation from the party. Stalin's supporters want him to replace Karunanidhi as the party president. ...
  • Prashanth shocks Yuki Bhambri in Chennai Open qualifying January 4, 2015

    Chennai: N. Vijay Shankar Prashanth knocked out Davis Cupper Yuki Bhambri 1-6, 7-6(3), 6-3, in the second round of the qualifying competition of the Aircel Chennai Open here on Sunday. Also making his exit was second seeded Andre Kudryavtsev of Russia, who went down in three sets to local challenger Vinayak...
  • Top Indian tennis players begin new year at home with Chennai Open January 4, 2015

    Chennai: Somdev Devvarman begins his bid for a top-100 return while an age-defying Leander Paes could again run into his estranged doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi, who returns to the court after a nine-month gap with the USD 450,000 ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament beginning here on Monday. Other than Indian troika...
  • Illayaraja's son Yuvan Shankar Raja ties the knot for the third time January 4, 2015

    Chennai: Yuvan Shankar Raja aka Abdul Haliq, son of music maestro Illayaraja, Friday got married for a third time. He tied the knot with Malaysia-based designer Jaffrunnisha, said a family source. The wedding took place amid close friends and relatives of the bride at a resort in Ramanathapuram district in Tamil...
  • MK Stalin strongly denies rumours of his resignation from DMK, blames media for speculation January 4, 2015

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi's son and party treasurer MK Stalin on Sunday strongly denied any rumours of his resignation from the party. Stalin's supporters want him to replace Karunanidhi as the party president. Blaming the media for speculation, the DMK treasurer said, "This news is speculation. Someone with vested interests...
  • Somdev Devvarman faces Lu in Chennai Open first round January 3, 2015

    Chennai: India's best hope and wild card entrant Somdev Devvarman will go up against sixth seeded Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei in the first round of the singles draw of the ATP Aircel Chennai Open tennis tournament which commences here Monday. Last year's finalist Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France takes on eighth...
  • Ramnath Bhuvanesh, Rathnakaran record upset wins in Chennai chess January 1, 2015

    Chennai: Indian International Masters Ramnath Bhuvanesh and Rathnakaran stunned higher-rated Grandmasters to move into shared lead with 3.0 points after the third round of the 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament, here on Thursday. Top seed Grandmaster Ivan Popov of Russia (2.5) was held to a draw by GM Norm...
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  • Sun Network COO C Praveen arrested in a sexual harassment case December 26, 2014

    Chennai: A senior employee of a private television channel was arrested on Friday following a complaint of sexual harassment against him by a former woman staffer, police said. A team of Central crime branch police officials arrested C Praveen, Chief Operating officer of Sun TV Network, from his home. "We have booked...