One dead in stage collapse at New Year bash in Chennai

NewsFlash: Reports confirms that two more are dead in this deadly collapse in Chennai. Both of them belong to the same family and they were doing 3rd year in Venkatesware college of eng.

The dawn of the new year proved fatal for a software professional working here, after a wooden stage erected above a swimming pool at a city hotel here collapsed last night during the New Year celebrations.
Summit Agnihotri (24) succumbed to his injuries at the General Hospital in the early hours on Tuesday, police said, while the condition of two others was stated to be critical, the sources said.
Police said the makeshift stage erected above the swimming pool collapsed all of a sudden and a number of people dancing on it fell into the pool, when they were partying on Monday night to welcome the New Year.
Several persons were injured in the incident, two of them seriously, the sources said.
A case has been registered against the hotel authorities, police added.The General Manager (marketing) of a star hotel in the city was arrested following the collapse of a makeshift dias covering the swimming, killing one person during the New Year revelry on December 31 midnight. Police sources said after conducting preliminary inquiries, the General Manager Anthony Michael was arrested last night.

Cases have also been registered against Narendar Singh, the contractor, who had erected the stage, and the licensee of the hotel in connection with the incident.

A case of negligence under section 304 (A) of the IPC was registered against them. More than 250 people were dancing and partying on the makeshift stage when it collapsed into the swimming pool beneath, killing Sumit Agnihotri, a software professional. Six others, who sustained injuries were admitted to the hospital. The condition of two of them were stated to be critical. According to police, the hotel had collected Rs 3,000 per head for the new year bash. IT professionals, industrialist and college students were part of the fun-filled evening, before it turned tragic moments ahead of ringing in the New Year.

A top hotel official described it as an accident and said there was no negligence on their part.


Ulaga Nayagan, Uloor Nayagan – B’day!

Today, universal hero Kamal Hassan has turned 53. There will be lots of celebration in media channels like Vijay, Sun etc. I wish him a very happy b’day on behalf of Chennai Fans. And btw, more importantly its the B’day of Deepak Devadasan who is Uloor nayagan of Lake View Road,Chennai!.Yes its my B’day today.

Last night we had a g8 B’day bash with my family. My uncle and sibblings were around at 12.00AM and i had cut a nice tasty Pineapple cake. It was suprise for me last night was very delighted to relish the joy on my B’day.

TV Battle

On a Sunday morning (November 4), television viewers in Tamilnadu where shocked when Sun TV without any announcement or publicity ran a scroll that they were going to show the Tamilnadu government award night. The same programme was to be shown in Kalaignar TV as their Diwali special on November 8!Around 11.30am, as Sun TV started showing the state award night programme, Kalaignar immediately started telecasting Vijay’s blockbuster Ghilli in retaliation! According to the industry grapevine A.M Ratnam the producer had sold Ghilli television rights to Sun TV, after its release.

Suddenly by 12.12 pm, Sun TV winded up the award nights programme and switched over to the announced schedule by starting the film Nanda. Two minutes later Ghilli on Kalaignar TV was abruptly stopped and the scheduled black&white Rajnikanth classic Bhairavi started.

This kind of Tom and Jerry tit-for-tat battle can take place only in Tamilnadu, where television channels are run by political parties. And the sad part is that whoever rules the state controls Kollywood and its film based programmes, the staple diet of Tamil channels!-Sify

Apple iPhone in Chennai

Apple iphone is now available in Chennai. Wavetel communication is selling this phone at a decent price. You can visit wavetel website for more information.

Apple iPhone has come out with 3G version and it is expected to release on the month of July 2008. It might be priced at around 15-18k(INR) and will be having less features when compared to US. We might have to download lots of apps from online and also BUY IT! to get it activated. Hence, it’s customer’s choice to spend money buying it and also spending online to activate more stuff. FYI, in Nokia N95 we can have the similar feature of flipping visuals or making it rotate according to screen movements. All you have to do is to buy some online app’s to make it work. TAdaaaaa you got the iphone in nokia N95. Apart from the brand name and touchscreen it doesn’t have anything new or interesting as we have all in one piece (N95).