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26-Dec-2018 Chennai

Tablez Opens Two New Outlets of Cold Stone Creamery in Chennai

Tablez, the organised retail arm of LuLu Group International, is ringing in the New Year with the opening of two new outlets of Cold Stone Creamery, the iconic American ice cream brand, at Nungambakkam, KNK Road and VR Chennai, Anna Nagar in Chennai, today....

22-Dec-2018 Chennai

MNM and I would contest Lok Sabha polls: Kamal Haasan

 Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan said on Saturday he and his party Makkal Needhi Maiam would contest all the 39 parliamentary seats in Tamil Nadu in the next year general election, but "would not align with those desperate to change the DNA" of the state.Speaking to reporters...

22-Dec-2018 Chennai

Signing 'Indian 2' has been a step up in my career : Kajal Aggarwal

Actress Kajal Aggarwal, who teams up with actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan for the first time in the upcoming Tamil film "Indian 2", says signing the  project has been a step up in her over a decade-long career.Last seen on screen in Telugu film "Kavacham",...

16-Dec-2018 Chennai

M.K. Stalin proposes Rahul Gandhi as next Prime Minister

DMK President M.K. Stalin on Saturday proposed Congress President Rahul Gandhi as the next Prime Minister.Speaking at a public rally here, Stalin said: "I propose, we install a new Prime Minister in Delhi. I propose the candidature of Rahul Gandhi from Tamil...

16-Dec-2018 Chennai

Sonia Gandhi unveils Karunanidhi's statue at DMK party office

The Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and former President of the Congress party Sonia Gandhi on Sunday unveiled the bronze statue of late DMK President M. Karunanidhi in Tamil Nadu.Sonia Gandhi was received by DMK President M.K. Stalin...

13-Dec-2018 Chennai

Deccan Healthcare Limited Bse Sme Ipo To Open On December 18, 2018

Deccan Health Care Limited, engaged in the business ofdeveloping, manufacturing and marketing a broad range of healthcare products including nutraceutical, cosmeceutical and ayurveda products,will be launching its BSE SME initial public offering (“IPO” or the...

10-Dec-2018 Chennai

Rajinikanth on 'Petta': It's an entertaining throwback to my 90s' films

Superstar Rajinikanth has revealed that his upcoming Tamil action drama "Petta", directed by Karthik Subbaraj, is an entertaining throwback to the kind of films he did in the 1990s.At the audio launch of "Petta", Rajinikanth opened up about the project and described...

07-Dec-2018 Chennai

'Next Enti' takes Telugu cinema to the next level

Telugu cinema is changing fast. "Baahubali", "Arjun Reddy" and now "Next Enti". Not that I am suggesting the third has a place along with the first two neo-classics. Not by a wide margin. But there is a flush of flavourful forthrightness in the way "Next Enti"...

05-Dec-2018 Chennai

Rajinikanth's '2.0' set for major China release

Superstar Rajinikanth's "2.0", which has set the cost registers ringing all over, is gearing up for a major China release across 56,000 screens, according to its makers.In a statement, Lyca Productions confirmed the news of the Shankar-directed sci-fi movie's...

03-Dec-2018 Chennai

My next film is with Kamal Haasan, confirms Kajal Aggarwal

Actress Kajal Aggarwal has confirmed that she will join hands with actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan for the first time in his next project, which is going to be the sequel to his 1996 blockbuster "Indian".At the audio launch of her forthcoming Telugu film "Kavacham",...

21-Nov-2018 Chennai

Enjoy Thai delicacies to mark Loy Krathong festival at The Lotus

The people of Chennai prefer to give an Indian twist to Thai food as compared to those in Mumbai and Delhi, said a senior chef at The Lotus restaurant in The Park, Chennai.Hailing from Thailand, the Thai cuisine restaurant's Chef de Cuisine Satit Chaimano,...

18-Nov-2018 Chennai

Tamil dubbing union membership of singer Chinmayi terminated

Singer and dubbing artiste Chinmayi Sripaada, who had last month come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against veteran lyricist Vairamuthu as part of the #MeToo movement, has revealed that the South Indian Cine, Television Artistes and Dubbing...

16-Nov-2018 Chennai

Cyclone Gaja kills 13, leaves trail of destruction in TN

A severe cyclonic storm Gaja battered the Tamil Nadu coast on Friday, leaving at least 13 people and several livestock dead  and a trail of destruction in several districts.Authorities said the cyclone crossed the coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam...

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,...

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