Swine ﬂue scare
A senior ofﬁcer with the ChennaiCorporation was all set to go for a trainingprogramme to Korea but cancelled his trip.The reason – swine ﬂu scare. Apparently,the ofﬁcer and his team were warned bysome health ofﬁcers days before they werescheduled to board the plane to therepublic.
Good hero, bad politician
An actor who recently turned politician issaid to have kidnapped a journalist with thehelp of his gang due to a long-standingrivalry. As the matter created a ﬂutteramong media men, a top state politicianwas quick to jump in and release theabducted man. He also made a compromisebetween the two sides and closed the issuewith a piece of advice for the actor-politician.
Two senior cops who were previously in thecity and now posted in other districts dueto punishment transfers are now on a questto get back to the city. Reliable sourcesreveal that both the khakis are gunning forone position and therefore the ﬁght for theseat has intensiﬁed. The triumphant one islikely to be known in a month’s time.
seven-member team of roo-kies from Kumararani MeenaMuthiah College of Adyar, led by their lecturer Janani Rangarajan, were the winners of the AgniNakshatra newbies ultimate Fris-bee tournament organised on thesands of the Elliots Beach overthe weekend.Eight teams participated in thetournament organised by the Ul-timate Frisbee Club over the wee-kend, speciﬁcally to introducenewcomers to the action-packedsport that combines ﬁtness andfun. All the teams had been prac-tising for a month now. The win-ners of the tournament ‘Blitz-1’team from KRMMC won a closely fought ﬁnals against the ‘Whiz-bees’ team from Valmiki Nagar.Elated Janani said, “We en- joyed all our matches. All of uspractised as a team only for thelast three weeks. The passion forthe game made us win the tour-nament. We are looking forwardto play the next national tourna-ment.” Although Blitz-1 were the winners in the ﬁnals, the nail bit-ing and longest match of thetournament was the semi ﬁnalsbetween Whizbees and ‘Stall 7’that well lasted for 45 minutes.Each time Whizbees took a point,the Stall-7 (freshers) caught up with them with their excellentdives and catches.Gopi, captain of the Whizbees,said: “We have been playing thissport to build and maintain ourﬁtness and the tournament wasvery thrilling.The club has done an excellent work in organising such a kind of tournament where we couldlearn a new sport.” All the teams - Blitz-1, Blitz-2,Noobies, Whizbees, Bharani,Ram, Chapati tum jao and Stall7(freshers) were given certiﬁ-cates.
Blitz-1 team from Kumararani Meena Muthiah Collegecomes up trumps at the Ultimate Frisbee’s Agni Nakshatracompetitions for ﬁrst-timers
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