Thinking about stardom is scary: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

New Delhi: His name adds credibility to the films he does and the actor has A-listers vying to work with him but Nawazuddin Siddiqui does not want to think about stardom as he fears it will corrupt his performances. Film after film, there has been a growth in Nawazuddin’s fan following so much so that … Continue reading Thinking about stardom is scary: Nawazuddin Siddiqui



Delhi: Man held for sending lewd messages, videos to 1,500 females

New Delhi: A 31-year-old man, who was apparently annoyed over not getting married, allegedly tormented around 1,500 women and girls in Delhi-NCR by sending them vulgar messages and obscene video clips through WhatsApp and was arrested, police said today. Examining the mobile phones used by the accused, police stumbled upon contacts of more than 1,500 … Continue reading Delhi: Man held for sending lewd messages, videos to 1,500 females



Light to moderate rain hits eastern Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW: Light to moderate rains or thundershowers occurred at a few places over eastern Uttar Pradesh, while heavy rains occurred at isolated places in the past 24 hours in the state.  Balrampur and Iglas recorded 9 cm of rain, Bahraich 7 cm, Maharajganj 5 cm, Kakrahi, Bansi and Gorakhur 4 cm each, Fatehgarh, Regoli, Sidhauli, … Continue reading Light to moderate rain hits eastern Uttar Pradesh


Jayalalithaa inaugurates new govt medical college in Chennai

Tamil Nadu government’s 20th medical college, also the first in the city in the last 55 years, was inaugurated here on Monday by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

Ms. Jayalalithaa inaugurated the medical college, set up at a cost of Rs 200 crore in the Omandurar Government Estate, through video conferencing from the state secretariat.

This was the 20th medical college in the state and the first to be established in the state capital since 1960, an official release said.

The city has three other government medical colleges — Madras Medical College, Stanley Medical College and Kilpauk Medical College.

As many as 410 appointments, including medical and para-medical staff, besides teaching professionals had been made here, it said. The Medical Council of India (MCI) had approved admission of 100 students in MBBS course.

The number of MBBS seats in the state had increased by 710 in the last four years and stands at 2,655 presently, it said.

The government had allocated Rs 12.24 crore towards procuring required medical equipment for the college, it said.

The release recalled that Ms. Jayalalithaa had last year inaugurated a multi-super speciality hospital here.

The Chief Minister had in 2011 announced setting up of the hospital and medical college at the site, where the previous DMK government had set up a Secretariat-Assembly complex.

The Chief Minister also inaugurated new hospital buildings, laid foundation stones for new ventures and dedicated new equipment in various hospitals, all worth an estimated Rs 476.38 crore, the release added.