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13-Jun-2019 Chennai

'Saaho' teaser: Prabhas, Shraddha promise thrilling ride

The visuals in the teaser of the Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor-starrer "Saaho", which was released on Thursday, take viewers on an exhilarating ride featuring high-octane action on a scale not seen in Indian cinema often.The teaser opens with a shot of Shraddha...

12-Jun-2019 Chennai

V-Guard Big Idea Design and Tech Contest 2019

Allu Sidhardha and Adithyaa DK of Ramaiah Institute of Technology won Rs. 1 lakh as prize money after winning “V-Guard Big Idea Design and Tech Contest 2019”. Engineering students across India took part in the contest whose theme was: 'How can V-Guard delight...

12-Jun-2019 Chennai/New Delhi

IS module: NIA finds political links in TN searches

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has yet again found a political connection in its investigation into the new Islamic State module in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, officials said.The NIA which carried out searches at over seven places in Coimbatore, including...

31-May-2019 Chennai

Mahesh Babu's 26th film titled 'Sarileru Neekevvaru'

Telugu star Mahesh Babu's 26th film, which will be directed by Anil Ravipudi, has been titled "Sarileru Neekevvaru", its makers announced on Friday.The title, which roughly translates to "nobody can match you", was unveiled via a special poster which Mahesh...

28-May-2019 Chennai

Elections a victory for Modi, Rahul need not resign : Rajinikanth

Actor-politician Rajinikanth on Tuesday termed the Lok Sabha election outcome a victory for one individual: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Rajinikanth also said that Congress President Rahul Gandhi need not resign from his post owning responsibility for the party's defeat.Speaking...

22-May-2019 Chennai

Dependence on few crops impacts food security : Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that the dependence on few crops affects food security and loss in diversity can also lead to lifestyle diseases.At an event to celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity here, Naidu said: "Over...

17-May-2019 Chennai

There was no term called 'Hindu' before Mughals : Kamal Haasan

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Friday said it was ignorance that made Mughals give the name 'Hindu' to the nation.In a tweet, Haasan said the 12 Alwars (Vaishnavite poet-saints) or the 63 Nayanmars (Saivaite poet-saints) did not mention the word Hindu.Haasan said the...

17-May-2019 Chennai

It is advisable not to arrest me : Kamal Haasan

Even as his anticipatory bail petition is pending before the Madras High Court for his 'Hindu terrorist' speech, actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Friday said it is advisable not to arrest him.Speaking to reporters here, the founder of Makkal Needhi Maiam...

15-May-2019 Chennai

Taapsee combats mysterious identity in 'Game Over'

In the teaser of the upcoming multilingual thriller "Game Over", which was released on Wednesday, Taapsee Pannu plays a wheelchair-bound gamer combating a mysterious identity.The minute-long teaser, which mostly unfolds inside a house, looks chilling and...

07-May-2019 Chennai

Chennai Super Kings falling behind in powerplay: Stephen Fleming

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) coach Stephen Fleming rues the fact that his team has not been able to make full use of the powerplays and score at a brisk rate in the first six overs in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).In Qualifier 1 against...

28-Apr-2019 Chennai

It changed my life: Rana on 2 years of 'Baahubali 2'

As "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" completed two years of its release on Sunday, actor Rana Daggubati who played Bhallaldev in the film expressed happiness on being part of the epic saga that changed his life forever."Two years this day changed my life and...

27-Apr-2019 Chennai

Dhoni's absence creates a big hole : Stephen Fleming

Chennai Super Kings (CSK), who were playing without their regular skipper MS Dhoni, lost by 46 runs to Mumbai Indians (MI) at their home ground in their IPL fixture here on Friday night.Chasing 156 sans Dhoni, CSK were bundled out for a mere 109 runs in 18 overs....

26-Apr-2019 Chennai

Lasith Malinga's four-fer guides Mumbai Indians to 46-run win

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) once again missed the presence of their regular skipper M.S. Dhoni as the defending champions had to taste a 46-run defeat against Mumbai Indians in their return fixture at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, here on Friday.It was the Mumbai...

26-Apr-2019 Chennai

Now, Perambalur sexual abuse case post-Pollachi: M.K. Stalin

The DMK President M.K. Stalin on Friday said that even as the Pollachi sexual abuse-cum-blackmail case probe is yet to reach a conclusion, a similarly shocking incident in Perambalur district has come to light involving a leader of the ruling AIADMK party.In...

23-Apr-2019 Chennai

6, including 3 school kids, drown in river in TN

Six persons, including three school-going children, drowned in a river in Namakkal district on Tuesday, said police.According to police, Saravanan, who owns a photo studio, his wife and twin sons, their family friend and her daughter had gone to the river.After...

23-Apr-2019 Chennai

Professional education quality a concern, says V-P

Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu here on Tuesday said even though India increased the number of higher education institutions after Independence, the quality of professional education remained a major concern, which needed to be addressed."Before Independence, access...

22-Apr-2019 Chennai

Shruti Haasan, Vijay Sethupathi team up for first time

Actors Shruti Haasan and Vijay Sethupathi have joined hands for the first time in the upcoming Tamil film "Laabam", which had its official launch ceremony on Monday in Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu.Last seen in the 2017 Tamil actioner "Singam 3", this will be Shruti's...

19-Apr-2019 Chennai

'Air India takeover of Jet will ensure lucrative routes'

Government-owned Air India can take over Jet Airways and get back the lucrative international/domestic routes if there are no white knight for the private airline, said a top All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) leader."The government-owned Air India can take...

19-Apr-2019 Chennai

Will contest next Assembly elections: Rajinikanth

Actor-politician Rajinikanth on Friday said his party will surely contest the next Tamil Nadu Assembly elections.Speaking to reporters here, Rajinikanth said he will not disappoint his fans when the Assembly battle was fought.He said the polling of about 72 per cent...

16-Apr-2019 Chennai

Samantha Akkineni confirms doing cameo 'Manmadhudu 2'

 Actress Samantha Akkineni, who is basking in the success of her latest Telugu outing "Majili", has confirmed signing a cameo in her father-in-law Akkineni Nagarjunas upcoming romantic comedy "Manmadhudu 2".Samantha confirmed it without divulging much information."I...

16-Apr-2019 Chennai

Tamil Nadu's caste knots in cluttered Lok Sabha contest

Caste intricacies has tied up the elections in Tamil Nadu in several knots because of a cluttered four-cornered contest throwing up new factors. The four corners in the poll contest are represented by AIADMK-led National Democratic Alliance -- comprising BJP,...

09-Apr-2019 Chennai

Discuss my game with Dhoni while playing TT: Deepak Chahar

Deepak Chahar was scolded by Mahendra Singh Dhoni for bowling two no-balls off the first two balls of the 19th over of the Indian Premier League game against Kings XI Punjab. Since then, it has been a magnificent show from the young pacer as he picked three...

09-Apr-2019 Chennai

Losing 4 wickets in powerplay didn't help: Dinesh Karthik

It was billed as the clash of the titans, but Kolkata Knight Riders failed to even get off the mark against Chennai Super Kings at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in their Indian Premier League encounter. While Deepak Chahar started the show with the new ball,...

09-Apr-2019 Chennai

Harbhajan, Tahir maturing like old wine: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

They are both in the home stretch of their careers, but Chennai Super Kings spin duo Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir once again have shown that age is just a number. Taking on in-form Kolkata Knight Riders, CSK won by seven wickets as Harbhajan (2/15) and...

09-Apr-2019 Chennai

All-round Chennai thrash KKR to go on top of table

All-round Chennai Super Kings made short work of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), thrashing them by seven wickets in a lopsided Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Tuesday.The victory saw the defending champions replace KKR at the top of the eight-team points...

09-Apr-2019 Chennai

Rajinikanth to play policeman after 25 years

Superstar Rajinikanths next Tamil film, titled "Darbar", will mark his return to playing a police officer after 25 years. Its title and first look was unveiled on Tuesday.Rajinikanth was last seen playing a police officer on-screen in the 1992 Tamil film "Pandian"....

09-Apr-2019 Chennai

Rajinikanth's next 'Darbar' first poster unveiled

Superstar Rajinikanth's next Tamil movie with filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss has been titled "Darbar", its makers revealed on Tuesday.Murugadoss took to twitter to unveil the film's title and first look poster."Here you go guys. The first look of our very own Thalaivar...

08-Apr-2019 Chennai

Rs 1 cr unaccounted cash seized in TN's Coimbatore

Officials of flying squad on Monday seized unaccounted cash amounting to about Rs 1 crore from a car in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore, officials said.According to the officials, the occupants of the car claimed the cash was meant to be deposited in an ATM.Election officials...

06-Apr-2019 Chennai

Will DMK's 'anti-Hindu' comments get AIADMK-BJP votes?

The BJP and its alliance partners in Tamil Nadu are claiming consolidation of Hindu votes in their favour owing to the "anti-Hindu" speeches of leaders of the opposition DMK and DK, but the DMK rules out this issue impacting its poll prospects."People are...

06-Apr-2019 Chennai

All-round effort help Chennai beat Punjab

Chennai Super Kings held their nerves to outclass Kings XI Punjab by 22 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as K.L. Rahul (55 off 47) and Sarfaraz Khan's (67 off 59) laborious efforts went in vain at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Saturday.Despite...

05-Apr-2019 Chennai

India's first 'Cold Spray' SMART lab launched

The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) on Friday announced its collaboration with American conglomerate General Electric (GE) to set up a lab that will develop advanced services technology for aircraft engine components.The 'Cold Spray' SMART...

31-Mar-2019 Chennai

IPL 2019: Chennai clinches thriller vs Rajasthan

Chennai Super Kings rode a valiant innings by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and dominated with both bat and ball to defeat Rajasthan Royals by eight runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.Batting first, Chennai posted a challenging 175/5,...

29-Mar-2019 Chennai

'Pakoda or idli shop, labour needn't be ashamed of'

There is nothing wrong about Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking educated youth to set up pakoda business and stand on their own feet, said an expert idli caterer who has made it big selling the humble south Indian dish."Elders used to say there is no need...

29-Mar-2019 Chennai

World Idli Day? This is news in Tamil Nadu

What, World Idli Day? Tamil Nadu may be consuming millionsof idlis daily but most people, chefs and hoteliers included, are unaware that a World Idli Day falls on March 30.For the last three years, March 30 has been celebrated as World Idli Day, the idea being...

27-Mar-2019 Chennai

NYAY to be implemented in phases: P. Chidambaram

P. Chidambaram, Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister, here on Wednesday, said the minimum income guarantee (MIG) scheme, announced by his party, will be implemented in phases, after the Congress comes to power at the Centre.Chidambaram said...

27-Mar-2019 Chennai

Explosion in firecracker unit kills six in TN

An explosion in a firecracker unit in Tiruvarur district in Tamil Nadu killed six workers on Wednesday.The unit was involved in manufacturing fancy fireworks for temple festivals and other functions.On receiving the information about the explosion, fire...

26-Mar-2019 Chennai

Toxic gas from septic tank kills 6 in Tamil Nadu

Six persons died of asphyxiation near here on Tuesday within minutes after inhaling toxic gas that emanated from a septic tank, police said.According to the police, Krishnamurthy in Sriperumbudur town engaged a truck to clear the septic tank.But Krishnamurthy...

23-Mar-2019 Chennai

Suresh Raina becomes first player to score 5,000 IPL runs

Suresh Raina added another feather to his illustrious cap, here on Saturday, as the Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) batsman became the first in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history to amass 5,000 runs.During the ongoing IPL 2019 opener against Royal Challengers...

23-Mar-2019 Chennai

Roaring Chennai spinners wrap up Bangalore at 70

An exceptional bowling effort by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) saw Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) succumbing at a paltry total of 70 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019's opening game at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Saturday.Such was the...

23-Mar-2019 Chennai

Kangana Ranaut to play Jayalalithaa in biopic 'Thalaivi'

Actress Kangana Ranaut, last seen on screen in "Manikarnika", will be playing late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa in the upcoming multilingual biopic "Thalaivi", its makers have announced.On the occasion of Kangana's birthday on Saturday, it was announced...

13-Mar-2019 Chennai

UPA will reserve 33% government jobs for women : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the UPA will reserve 33 per cent government jobs for women and pass the Women's Reservation Bill giving 33 per cent of seats in the Lok Sabha if it wins the Lok Sabha battle.Interacting with students of Stella...

06-Mar-2019 Chennai

Opposition's hatred for me has reached new levels : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the opposition's hatred for him is "reaching new levels", including calling for his killing, but he was not bothered and will continue his mission to make India strong.He also stressed that a diverse India will...

06-Mar-2019 Chennai

Modi unveils various infrastructure projects in TN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday unveiled various infrastructure projects in the energy, road and railway sectors in Tamil Nadu.Modi dedicated to the nation the much-awaited Rs 5,150 crore liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal at Ennore. The LNG terminal...

25-Feb-2019 Chennai

Took over 20 drafts to lock script of Jayalalithaa biopic: Vijay

Filmmaker Vijay, who is all set to direct a biopic on the life of actor-politician J. Jayalalithaa titled "Thalaivi", says that it took him and his team over 20 drafts to lock the final version of the script.On the 71st birth anniversary of Jayalalithaa on Sunday,...

24-Feb-2019 Chennai

174 cars gutted in Chennai fire

A total of 174 passenger cars were gutted in a fire that engulfed a parking lot in Porur area here on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.The vehicles were parked near the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre, a Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services official said."We...

21-Feb-2019 Chennai

Learning language of another region an asset : Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said that learning the language of another region is educative and an asset.In his address at the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha here after unveiling a statue of Mahatma Gandhi, Kovind said: "Learning the language of...

20-Feb-2019 Chennai

DMK, Congress seal pact for LS elections

The DMK and the Congress on Wednesday said they have finalized an agreement to jointly contest the Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.DMK MP Kanimozhi and Tamil Nadu PCC President K.S. Alagiri, who met Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday...

19-Feb-2019 Chennai

AIADMK, PMK, BJP to contest Lok Sabha battle as allies

Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK on Tuesday announced it will fight the Lok Sabha elections in alliance with the PMK and BJP, allotting seven and five of the 39 seats respectively to them.As per the deal signed by the three parties at a five star hotel here, the...

17-Feb-2019 Chennai

Rajinikanth not to contest in Lok Sabha polls

Amid dragging speculation whether he will take the plunge or not, superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday announced that he will not contest the coming Lok Sabha elections nor will he support any political party.In a statement on a letterhead of his fan club Rajini...

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