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14-Nov-2018 Chennai

CSK releases 3 players before IPL 2019 aution

Defending Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Wednesday announced the release of English quick Mark Wood and two uncapped players Kshitiz Sharma and Kanishk Seth from their squad before the auction of players next month.Wood featured...

14-Nov-2018 Chennai

Rajinikanth's ‘Petta' confirmed as Pongal 2019 release

Sun Pictures, the makers of superstar Rajinikanths upcoming Tamil action drama "Petta" on Wednesday announced that the film will hit the screens next year during the Pongal festival.Sun Pictures took to Twitter to make the announcement via a special poster,...

13-Nov-2018 Chennai

CPI-M to be part of DMK-led alliance : Sitaram Yechury

Consolidating the anti-BJP front in Tamil Nadu, the CPI-M on Tuesday said it will be a part of the DMK-led front in the state for the Lok Sabha election next year.This was stated by Communist Party of India-Marxist General Secretary Sitaram Yechury after a meeting...

12-Nov-2018 Chennai

BJP may be a dangerous party if opposition thinks so : Rajinikanth

Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Monday said if the opposition parties feel BJP is dangerous, then it must be so.He told reporters that the demonetisation implementation was wrong.Answering a reporter's query whether the BJP is a dangerous party, Rajinikanth said if the...

12-Nov-2018 Chennai

Mahendra Singh Dhoni to endorse matrimony platform

Popular cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been appointed brand ambassador of an online matrimonial platform.On associating with BharatMatrimony, Dhoni said he was happy to back a brand that has created "millions of happy marriages".According to Murugavel Janakiraman,...

11-Nov-2018 Chennai

3rd T20I: India edge past West Indies in last ball thriller

A brilliant batting display from Shikhar Dhawan (92) and Rishabh Pant (58) helped India edge past West Indies by six wickets in a last ball thriller in the final match of the Twenty20 International series here on Sunday.With this win, India completed a...

09-Nov-2018 Chennai

Rajinikanth condemns unlawful acts against Tamil film 'Sarkar'

Superstar Rajinikanth on Friday tweeted in support of actor Vijay's latest Tamil film "Sarkar". He condemned unlawful acts such as damaging the film's banners and demanding the removal of certain scenes from the film.A.R. Murugadoss directed "Sarkar", a political...

08-Nov-2018 Chennai

Demonetisation disaster hurt economy severely : M.K. Stalin

DMK President M.K. Stalin and PMK Founder S. Ramadoss on Thursday criticised the Central government for demonetising the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 rupee notes in 2016.In a tweet M.K. Stalin termed the demonetisation as "one man made disaster for India".On November...

08-Nov-2018 Chennai

'Sarkar': Strictly for Vijay's fans

"Sarkar" has no relevance to Ram Gopal Varma's Hindi film of the same title where Amitabh Bachchan played a wily politician modelled on Maharashtra's iconic Balasaheb Thackeray.The wannabe, nattily attired 'neta' that Vijay plays in the new "Sarkar" seems modelled...

03-Nov-2018 Chennai

Nearly Rs 600 crore spent on '2.0' : Rajinikanth

The trailer of superstar Rajinikanth's forthcoming multilingual science-fiction action drama "2.0" was unveiled on Saturday at a grand event here.A sequel to Shankar's 2010 blockbuster "Enthiran", the film has been produced by Lyca Productions and is gearing...

03-Nov-2018 Chennai

Akshay Kumar on '2.0': Wore more make-up than entire film career

Actor Akshay Kumar on Saturday said that his role in forthcoming multilingual science-fiction action drama "2.0" demanded him to wear more make-up than what he had worn in his entire career.Akshay plays the antagonist in superstar Rajinikanth's "2.0", which...

30-Oct-2018 Chennai

Kokkarakko crowing with Kadaknath chicken and a mega meal

Want to eat like the Bakaasura (the demon in the Mahabharatha epic)? A meal consisting of 63 dishes?Welcome to Kokkarakko, a new restaurant in Chennai. And no prizes for guessing the main ingredient in the dishes offered here.At a time when many chicken-based...

29-Oct-2018 Chennai

India's first engine-less train unveiled

The Rs 100-crore indigenously developed high-tech, energy-efficient, self-propelled or engineless train was flagged off by Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani here on Monday.Soon after Lohani waved the green flag, the white-coloured train with a dash of...

27-Oct-2018 Chennai

Sri Lankan turmoil cause of concern for TN fishermen : M.K. Stalin

DMK chief M.K. Stalin on Saturday said the political developments in Sri Lanka is a cause of concern not only for the Tamils there but also for those in Tamil Nadu, especially the fishermen.To the shock of Tamils world over former President of Sri Lanka...

27-Oct-2018 Chennai

'Vada Chennai' prequel best suited for digital platform : Vetrimaaran

Filmmaker Vetrimaaran says he has plans to make a prequel to his multi-generational Tamil gangster drama "Vada Chennai" but he feels it would be best suited for digital platform."Vada Chennai", which released in cinemas earlier this month, features Dhanush in...

23-Oct-2018 Bangalore/Chennai

What to do if you are facing infertility problems?

Welcoming your bundle of joy is always a dream to all newly married couples. Planning for a child and pregnancy is the most crucial step after the wedding. You will start considering a lot of parameters to take the decision of entering the parenthood phase. Some...

23-Oct-2018 Chennai

“Saaho” first look: Makers tease with Hollywood standard action

The makers of upcoming multilingual action drama "Saaho" on Tuesday teased audiences with a special making video on the occasion of Prabhass birthday.The video gives a glimpse of the lavish budget the makers have spent on action, which will be one of the...

22-Oct-2018 Chennai

Congress has not said Rahul Gandhi is its PM candidate

The Congress has not officially declared Rahul Gandhi as its prime ministerial candidate in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in which its main objective is to defeat the BJP and usher in a progressive government at the Centre, senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram...

22-Oct-2018 Chennai

Lloyd Stevens to train Jr. NTR for Rajamouli's film

Well-known celebrity fitness trainer Lloyd Stevens, who has trained Indian stars such as Ranveer Singh and Hrithik Roshan, will take care of Telugu actor Jr. NTR's look for his upcoming yet-untitled film with S.S. Rajamouli.Currently dubbed as "RRR", Rajamouli's...

20-Oct-2018 Chennai

Rajinikanth welcomes SC verdict on Sabarimala, but says respect tradition

Tamil cinema superstar Rajinikanth on Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala, but cautioned against interfering with the traditions of temples.He said that every temple had some traditions, and it was better not to interfere with those traditions.However,...

20-Oct-2018 Chennai

Amritsar train tragedy similar to Thalaserry's in 1986

Friday's Amritsar's train tragedy is similar to the one that happened in 1986 in Kerala's Thalaserry, where an Express train ran through revellers, leaving several dead and injured in its trail, recalled a senior journalist here on Saturday."I was 20 and working...

20-Oct-2018 Chennai

Russia's Rosatom ships out equipment for Kudankulam n-plant

Rosatom, the Russian atomic energy corporation, on Saturday said its machine building division Atomenergomash has shipped out equipment for Unit 4 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP).In a statement issued here, Rosatom said the equipment includes moisture...

17-Oct-2018 Chennai

DMK discusses strategy for 2019 general elections

The DMK on Wednesday discussed its strategy for the 2019 general elections, said party President M.K. Stalin.A meeting of the party's high level Executive Committee, chaired by Stalin, was held at the party headquarters here.The meeting discussed the party's...

17-Oct-2018 Chennai

'Vada Chennai' dives deep into dark underbelly of rowdyism, politics

In their third collaboration together, Dhanush and Vetrimaaran - a pair that only seems to be getting better with each outing - take us on a journey into the dark underbelly of rowdyism and politics in North Chennai.Tamil cinema has had its share of gangster...

16-Oct-2018 Chennai

My film with Dhanush will be a fantasy comedy : Ramkumar

Director Ramkumar, who is basking in the success of Tamil psychological thriller "Ratsasan", says his next film with Dhanush will be a fantasy comedy which he hopes to wrap up in six months."The scripting work is currently underway. As Dhanush sir is occupied...

14-Oct-2018 Chennai

Over 200 members of Carnatic music community raise voice on #MeToo

As many as over 200 members of the Carnatic music community from across the world on Sunday came together to express that sexual harassment, abuse and assault must not be tolerated, and that it is time for the "deafening silence" to be broken.A note from...

14-Oct-2018 Chennai

Barcelos intensifies South African cock-fight

Barcelos is a new South African flame-grilled chicken restaurant that opened its outlet here recently -- at a time when a competing brand has also stepped in, and another downed its shutters. It is also a time when many eateries are experiencing a sharp drop...

11-Oct-2018 Chennai

Education must inculcate values, morals & ethics: M. Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President of India,M. Venkaiah Naidu has stressed on the need to provide education that inculcates values, morals and ethics. He said that Education is not just accumulation of knowledge from textbooks and quoted Albert Einstein saying that education...

10-Oct-2018 Chennai

The journey of 'Vada Chennai' began in 2003: Dhanush

Actor-filmmaker Dhanush, who awaits the release of Tamil gangster drama "Vada Chennai", said the film's journey began in 2003 and that he is blessed to have been part of this project even though it took long to materialise."Vada Chennai", directed by National Award-winning...

10-Oct-2018 Chennai

Want to be the new ball bowler who can bat too : Deepak Chahar

Aiming to cement his place in the national team in white ball cricket -- a Herculean task by his own admission -- young India pacer Deepak Chahar wants to be counted as a new-ball bowler who is also handy with the bat."I can bat too. I was drafted in as a replacement...

09-Oct-2018 Chennai

ESAF extends operations in ChennaiESAF extends operations in Chennai

ESAF Small Finance Bank, the first bank from Kerala to get a banking license since independence is expanding its operations by opening three branches at Velachery, Mugappair and Purusaiwakkam in Chennai.Velachery branch was inaugurated by Mr. K. Pandiarajan,...

08-Oct-2018 Chennai

LifeCell launches ‘Transformational’ Newborn Screening Program

LifeCell International, India’s premier stem cell bank and mother & baby diagnostics company today announced the launch of “RightStart” - the world’s first Integrated DNA testing for Newborn Screening to detect over 50 medical conditions. This technology...

08-Oct-2018 Chennai

Film's journey more important than end result : Jr. NTR

Popular Telugu star Jr. Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) says he doesn't pressurise himself anymore for success as he believes the journey of working on a film matters to him more than its end result.Tarak, as he is fondly called by his fans and peers, said there...

05-Oct-2018 Chennai

I don't wish to become CM through shortcut : O. Panneerselvam

Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Friday said he does not wish to become Chief Minister through a 'shortcut'.Panneerselvam denied the charge of T.T.V. Dinakaran, founder of Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK), made earlier in the day that...

04-Oct-2018 Chennai

NTR biopic renamed 'Kathanayakudu', 1st part out on January 9, 2019

The makers of "NTR", the highly anticipated two-part Telugu biopic on the life of legendary actor and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR), announced on Thursday that the film will now be titled "Kathanayakudu".The change...

01-Oct-2018 Chennai

Nani on hosting Telugu Bigg Boss : It introduced me to the real world

Actor Nani, who made his television debut as the host of the second season of Telugu version of "Bigg Boss", said the experience of being associated with the popular reality show introduced him to the real world.The show ended on Sunday as Kaushal Manda, one...

30-Sep-2018 Chennai

AIADMK ruling TN for longest period after British : K. Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Sunday said that after the British, it is the AIADMK which has ruled the state for the longest period of time.Speaking at AIADMK founder and late Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran's (MGR) centenary celebrations here,...

30-Sep-2018 Chennai

My career has come full circle: Trisha on Rajinikanth's Petta'

Actress Trisha Krishnan, who teams up with superstar Rajinikanth for the first time in upcoming Tamil actioner "Petta", feels her career has come full circle as she joins the film's sets from October 1 in Varanasi."For years, I've been asked when I will work...

26-Sep-2018 Chennai

DMK, Congress should be probed for war crimes : K. Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday said the DMK and Congress are to be probed by an international court for the 'war crimes' against the Sri Lankan Tamils in 2009.He said the DMK was a 'company' and not a political party.Speaking at a public...

23-Sep-2018 Chennai

Prashant Bhushan demands JPC in Rafale deal

Demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe, senior Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan on Sunday said here the Rafale fighter aircraft deal as India's largest defence scam.Bhushan said the deal compromised the national security as the number of...

19-Sep-2018 Chennai

Second Wave Of Growth, Kanakadurga Finance Embarks On ‘Mission 600’

Kanakadurga Finance Limited, the city headquartered asset backed Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC), today announced its MISSION 600. The company has set an ambitious AUM (Assets Under Management) target of INR 600-cr by the end of the 2018 – 2019 fiscal.Incorporated...

13-Sep-2018 Chennai

Akshay Kumar, Rajinikanth battle face-to-face in '2.0' teaser

The teaser of director Shankar Shanmugham's upcoming film "2.0" shows an ultimate showdown between its two stars, Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth, who are seen as the "biggest rivals" battling it out between good and evil.On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi...

07-Sep-2018 Chennai

Gutkha scam: Chennai ex-police commissioner George pleads innocence

Former Chennai Police Commissioner S. George on Friday said he has not received any money from any gutkha manufacturer.The former city police chief told reporters here that at the time when the scam surfaced, it was blown up to prevent him and T.K. Rajendran...

06-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Varun Dhawan compares 'Indian Idol 10' contestant to Salman Khan

Actor Varun Dhawan, who visited the "Indian Idol 10" set to promote his forthcoming film, compared contestant Salman Ali to actor Salman Khan.Salman Ali, one of the top 11 contestants on the singing reality show, takes care of his large family single-handedly,...

06-Sep-2018 Chennai

Pooja Hegde to star opposite Prabhas in next

Actor Prabhas on Thursday announced his next film, which will be directed by KK Radha Krishna and will also feature actress Pooja Hegde.Prabhas on Thursday took to his Facebook account to talk about his yet-untitled project, which will be in three languages."Hey...

05-Sep-2018 Chennai

Governor should sack TN Health Minister, DGP : M.K. Stalin

DMK President M.K. Stalin on Wednesday asked the Tamil Nadu Governor to sack Health and Family Welfare Minister C. Vijayabaskar and Director General of Police T.K. Rajendran if they don't quit on their own after raids by the CBI.Stalin said in a statement...

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