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Jayalalithaa will not attend Abdul Kalam's funeral

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa meeting with her party MPs in Chennai. (Photo: PTI)

Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa on Wednesday said she will not be able to attend the funeral of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in Rameswaram owing to her health condition.

Hosts on the mat

India A batsman Naman Ojha is stumped by Matthew Wade on  Wednesday at Chepauk. 	 	— E.K. Sanjay

Twirling his bat, he walked in to a grand reception after the departure of Cheteshwar Pujara.

Virat Kohli to shake off rust in tour game

Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli at a training session at Chepuak (Photo:  PTI)

The presence of the dashing Kohli and his partnership with Pujara on the field would make for an interesting view. At the same time, resting three players who are part of the Indian squad for the Lanka series pacer Umesh Yadav, leg-spinner Amit Mishra and opener K.L. Rahul has taken some sheen off the match.

Ashton Agar keen to reclaim Australian berth

Australia A spinner  Ashton Agar.

Before the buzz surrounding his astonishing Test debut could die down, Ashton Agar was dropped from the Australia squad during the 2013 Ashes.

Chennai’s HIV crusader dies of cancer at 75

At a time when many physicians dreaded handling HIV infected, Dr Suniti Solomon braved all odds and extended a hand of support to HIV/AIDS.

Jayalalithaa not to attend Abdul Kalam's funeral, deputes seven ministers

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK Supremo J Jayalalithaa meeting with her party MPs in Chennai (Photo: PTI)

Jaya will not attend Kalam’s last rites owing to her health conditions

Mom-to-be completes 10-km run, shocks competitors

Traditionally, a pregnant woman is advised not to engage in strenuous activities. On Sunday, Bhavani Sivam, seven months into her pregnancy, stunned many by completing a 10-kilometre run with ease.

Paras Mhambrey asks pace duo to focus on the present

Varun Aaron

Pacer Varun Aaron, who was ruled out of the first four-day match against Australia A due to illness last week, has been declared fit and is expected to play in the second match at Chepauk beginning on

My six sixes not as good as Yuvraj’s, says Marcus Stoinis

Marcus Stoinis

There is a common thread that unites Gary Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh and Kieron Pollard. They all have the unique distinction of hitting six sixes in an over.

Punjab is back in the headlines with a brutality reminiscent of the violent Eighties. In the early hours of July 27, three gunmen dressed in Army uniforms struck at Gurdaspur.

Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage — playing in Mumbai and Delhi — makes us laugh at ourselves by stripping bare the self-serving hypocrisy underlying socially acceptable roles.