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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...

05-Sep-2018 Chennai

CBI raids TN Minister, DGP in gutkha scam

CBI officials from New Delhi on Wednesday searched the residences of several persons including Health and Family Welfare Minister C. Vijayabasker and Director General of Police (DGP) T.K. Rajendran in connection with a multi-crore gutkha scam."Separate CBI...

31-Aug-2018 Chennai

All-Rounder Hardik Pandya Changing The Trend With SIN DENIM

With a new generation, comes a new set of ideals. Today’s youth is dynamic, aggressive and unconventional. Today’s youth is not scared to follow their dreams; they are strong, passionate and fearless.Featuring Hardik Pandya, the all new TVC ‘Game Changer’...

30-Aug-2018 Chennai

'Bhairava Geetha' is high intensity action packed love story: RGV

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma says the upcoming Telugu-Kannada bilingual "Bhairava Geetha" is a high intensity action packed love story.Varma, who is jointly producing the film with Bhaskar, says the film has a background of violent class struggles."Siddhartha's 'Bhairava...

29-Aug-2018 Chennai

BJP, AIADMK are to be defeated : M.K. Stalin

DMK President M.K. Stalin on Wednesday declared his party's opposition to the Modi government.In a letter to party cadres, Stalin said the DMK wanted to defeat the "anti-people" central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also the AIADMK government...

29-Aug-2018 Chennai

Teach a lesson to saffronizing Modi government : M.K. Stalin

Moments after his unanimous election as DMK President, M.K. Stalin on Tuesday dispelled notions that his party was leaning towards the BJP by accusing the Modi government of "saffronizing" India and said it should be taught a lesson.He also charged the BJP-led...

28-Aug-2018 Chennai

Radico Khaitan Limited donates Rs 51 lacs for flood relief in Kerala

Radico Khaitan Limited, one of the largest spirits companies in India, as a concerned corporate donated Rs. 51 lacs for Kerala CM Relief Distress Fund today. Radico Khaitan supports the government of Kerala in these difficult times of tragedy which has caused...

28-Aug-2018 Chennai

The wait is over but march begins for 'Commander' Stalin

For the 65-year-old M.K.Stalin - called affectionately as Thalapathi or Commander by his colleagues - the long wait to head one of the country's oldest political parties, the DMK, got over on Tuesday.Stalin's coronation as the DMK's second President was...

21-Aug-2018 Chennai

Marriott launches first Indian beach resort near Chennai

American hospitality major Marriott International sees good market potential for beach resorts on the East Coast Road (ECR) here from the leisure, corporate and wedding segments despite the existence of 750 rooms on the stretch, said a senior official on Tuesday.Launching...

15-Aug-2018 Chennai

Tamil Nadu leads in attracting investments : K. Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday said the state leads in attracting industrial investments.Unfurling the national flag at Fort St. George, the state Secretariat here, to mark the 72nd Independence Day, Palaniswami said the state would...

14-Aug-2018 Chennai

DMK leaders pledge support to Stalin

Top DMK leaders on Tuesday asked their Working President M.K. Stalin to take over as the party President following M. Karunanidhi's death, dismissing any challenge from his brother M.K. Alagiri who revolted on Monday claiming that party cadres were with...

12-Aug-2018 Chennai

Karunanidhi : Scratches on my mind firm five years in Chennai

Muthuvel Karunanidhis passing away has brought back disparate images of my five unlikely years in Chennai as regional editor of the Indian Express. I use the term "unlikely" because someone born in Mustafabad, raised in the Urdu ambience of Lucknow would generally...

12-Aug-2018 Chennai

TN CM Palaniswami chairs meeting on Sterlite issue

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Sunday chaired a meeting of ministers and officials to discuss the next course of action in the Sterlite copper smelter plant closure issue.In a statement issued here, the government said that Palaniswami chaired...

11-Aug-2018 Chennai

Can't wait to be Maari again : Dhanush

Actor-filmmaker-singer Dhanush says he cannot wait to be Maari, a character he enjoyed and cherished playing in the upcoming Tamil comedy "Maari 2".Dhanush on Friday tweeted that the shooting for the film has concluded."And that is a wrap for 'Maari 2'. Loved being Maari once...

08-Aug-2018 Chennai

M. Karunanidhi laid to rest on Marina by his mentor's side

DMK patriarch and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi was buried beside his mentor C.N. Annadurai on the sands of Marina beach here on Wednesday after his party clinched a midnight legal battle as lakhs of commoners wept, pushed and jostled for...

08-Aug-2018 Chennai

Two dead, 35 injured in Chennai stampede

Two persons were killed and 35 suffered minor injuries on Wednesday in a stampede outside the Rajaji Hall here as hundreds of thousands thronged for a final glimpse of DMK leader M. Karunanidhi, a hospital official said.A senior official of the Rajiv Gandhi...

07-Aug-2018 Chennai

BIBA opens its 9th Outlet in Chennai

BIBA, the leading ethnic apparel brand has launched a new store in Chennai at VR Chennai, which is one of the biggest shopping mall the city has to offer. Taking the store count to 9 in Chennai and 15 in Tamil Nadu, the store is spread across 1,300 sq. ft....

06-Aug-2018 Chennai

CBI busts smuggling racket at Trichy airport, books 19

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday said it has booked 19 persons, including six Customs officials posted at the Trichy International Airport, on charge of involvement in the smuggling of gold and other valuables.The CBI has registered cases...

01-Aug-2018 Chennai

Prabhudheva to choreograph Dhanush for 'Maari 2'

Choreographer-actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva will be choreographing a song for the Dhanush starrer Tamil comedy "Maari 2".Dhanush on Wednesday tweeted: "I am super privileged to share with you all, that the man who is the reason behind dance evolving in our country Prabhudheva is choreographing...

29-Jul-2018 Chennai

Eye donation, the most noble act after death : Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the Eye donation is the noblest act after death and such voluntary effort can alleviate blindness and restore vision in those with corneal blindness. He was addressing the OSKON 2018 (Ocular Surface...

28-Jul-2018 Chennai

Nirmala Sitharaman hands over indigenised tank engines to army

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday handed over to Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Devaraj Anbu the two variants of indigenised multi-fuel engines to power the two main battle tanks of the Army, an official statement said.The engines are being made...

18-Jul-2018 Chennai

Casa Grande PropCare eyes gross revenue of Rs.200 crore by 2020

Casa Grande PropCare, a subsidary of Casagrand Builder private limited, targets Rs. 200 crore topline by the year 2020. This “Integrated Facility management company” of Casagrand builder plans for bigger expansion in two more metros namely Bangalore and Hyderabad.Right...

12-Jun-2018 Chennai

Elevate X unveils 7 unique floors of luxury furniture under one roof

Elevate, today, announced the launch of India’s Largest furniture store showcasing boutique luxury brands, ‘Elevate X’, in Hyderabad The dazzling store spans across 7 floors (50,000 sq.ft) and houses brands from 20 countries. Each floor has a unique theme, curated...

07-Jun-2018 Chennai

GoAir appoints Cornelis Vrieswijk as the new Chief Executive Officer

GoAir announced the appointment of Cornelis Vrieswijk (Cor) as the new Chief Executive Officer effective June 4, 2018. He will be reporting to the Chairman, Managing Director and the Board of Directors of GoAir.Cor is a seasoned global executive and a consultant...

06-Jun-2018 Chennai

National Recognition For Casagrand

Casagrand Builder Private Limited, one of South India’s leading real estate developers in the niche space, has been honoured with a coveted award - Real Estate Awards 2018 under the category ‘Excellence in Delivery’.Speaking on the achievement, Mr. Arun Mn, Founder...

18-May-2018 Chennai/New Delhi

Lovers of malted grain can raise their glass to Indianised cocktails

Innovative cocktails like the one made with chilli and rasam powder, as also discounts and freebies would mark this years World Whisky Day falling on May 19, senior hotel industry officials in three metros said.World Whisky Day is celebrated on the third Saturday...

27-Apr-2018 Chennai

Sunday brunch goes artistic and memorable at Paprika

Black buns, bamboo biryani, chocolate bombs and the novelty of popping in a liquid nitrogen-cured pill-sized macaroon that would make one's mouth literally spew white vapour are some of the novelties that Paprika restaurant at Courtyard by Marriott here offers...

16-Apr-2018 Chennai

Asifa rape and murder wave reaches South India

Asifa rape and murder wave has reached South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK) which is a Tamil Nadu based socio political organization staged massive protests at several places across Tamil Nadu. The protest was part of ...

14-Apr-2018 Chennai

People of Chennai Make Defexpo-2018 a Grand Success

The 10th edition of Defexpo India, a biennial exhibition on Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems, held from 11 to 14 April 2018 at Thiruvidanthai in Kancheepuram district on the East Coast Road near Chennai, concludes today.Governor of Tamil...

11-Apr-2018 Chennai/Hyderabad

MoU signed to produce UAV systems for defence forces

Cyient, a Hyderabad-based company, and Israel-based BlueBird Aero Systems entered into a joint venture on  Wednesday to offer field-proven unmanned aerial vehilce (UAV) systems to Indian defence, paramilitary, security and police forces.A release said on...

11-Apr-2018 Chennai

Can't force forces to procure indigenous weapons : Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said the government cannot compel Indian armed forces to buy indigenous weapons, after she opened a major defence exhibition that projects India -- the biggest global arms importer -- as one of the major defence...

11-Apr-2018 Chennai

Rajinikanth denounces violence against policemen

Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Wednesday said assault on policemen on duty should be nipped in the bud.In a tweet along with a video clip of policemen being attacked by protesters opposed to the Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Tuesday, he said: "Such violent...

10-Apr-2018 Chennai

Protests begin in Chennai against IPL

The police on Tuesday took into custody members of various organisations protesting against the holding of Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) here.The protesters from various political parties...

07-Apr-2018 Chennai

S.S. Rajamouli praises 'Rangasthalam'

Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli has praised Telugu Film "Rangasthalam" and also lauded the performances by actors Ram Charan and Jagapathi Babu."The only person who could stand his ground to Charan, to an extent was Jagapathi Babu. His slow drawling dialogue and performance...

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