Chennai Digest

Published: 21st December 2015 04:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st December 2015 04:28 AM   |  A+A-

Relief Materials Distributed

Flood relief materials were distributed in Chennai-Tiruvallur districts by Ramakrishna Math in the city. Swami Vimurthananda Maharaj, Swami Vidyanandar Maharaj, Shanmugam, president of Ambattur Ramakrishna Sarada Ashrama, Barathiamma, seceratary, and Ramasubbiah, coordinator, Vivekananda Seva Maiyam, advocate Ramarathinam and many devotees participated. ENS


Special Loans for Flood Victims

Federal Bank launched a special Top-up Loan scheme exclusively for housing loan borrowers in Chennai region for reconstructing, refurbishing and repainting their houses that have been damaged in the recent floods. Existing home loan borrowers of the bank in Chennai can avail top-up loans up to 50 per cent of their housing loan limits subject to a maximum of `25 lakh. Other bank customers can also avail this top up facility if they shift their housing loans to Federal Bank. Borrowers need to submit only a declaration regarding the estimated expenses for repairing their properties along with their income documents. Processing fee is waived for this loan. Faster processing, attractive rate of interest, longer repayment tenure of 10 years and a higher FOIR at 70 per cent are other highlights of the scheme.  The present rate of interest is 9.68 per cent. The scheme will be open till 31 January. For details, visit any Federal Bank in the city. 

RCC Magnum Clinch Trophy

Riding on Kunal Khicha’s brilliance, RCC Magnum won the second edition of the Bathcaff Elite Super Sixes cricket tournament under lights here on Sunday. After gruelling qualifying rounds played under IPL format, Magnum and Diva made it to the finals, played under best of three format. Diva won the first final by 8 runs. Later, Magnum won the second final by 4 runs. In the third final, Magnum handled the pressure and defeated Diva by 14 runs to bag the title. The 10-day tournament was organized by RYA Cosmo Elite. The finals was presided over by president Dilip Kumar Chandan, secretary Rishabh R Jain, sports chairman Siddharth Bohra of RYA Cosmo Elite, along with the title sponsor of the event, Bathcaff, represented by Kushal Khabhiya. Results: Qualifier 1: RCC Platinum lost to RCC Magnum by 3 wickets. MOM: Vaibhav Choudry. Eliminator: RCC Diva bt RYA Cosmo Elite by 5 wicket. MOM: Rakesh Katrela. Qualifier 2: Platinum lost to Diva by 2 runs. MOM: Rakesh Katrela. Final 1: Diva by Platinum won by 8 runs. MOM: Ved Prakash. Final 2: Magnum bt Diva by 4 runs. MOM: Ravi Kakda. Final 3: Magnum bt Diva by 14 runs. MOM: Kunal Khicha. Orange cap: Kunal Khicha (Magnum) 386 runs. Purple cap: Umang Parekh (Diva) 13 wickets. Man of the tournament: Kunal Khicha.  ENS

This Nigerian is Tumour-Free

Ighoko Patience Ladi, a 30-year-old woman from Nigeria, underwent a rare surgery at Frontier Lifeline Hospital. She was suspected to have a gastric disorder. On evaluation, it was found that she had a tumour inside the heart. Hospitals in Nigeria refused to operate on her. Doctors discovered that the tumour measured 18 cm and was attached to the spine.  Biopsy of the tumour revealed a rare Liposarcoma.

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