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Bullion Market Opening Rates
Chennai | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
Following is the Bullion market opening rates here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct 2,727 1 Gm Silver - 40.90 UNI RSS1040 ... read..


 
Centre not giving NEET exemption to deprive backward people of benefits: DMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday said the Centre was reluctant in giving exemption from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) as they want to deprive the backward class of availing benefits. ... read..


 
Bullion Market Closing Rates
Chennai | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Following is the Bullion market closing rates here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct 2,728 1 Gm Silver - 41.00 UNI ADB1900 ... read..


 
HC sets aside charges framed against Dinakaran, directrs trial court to re do it
Chennai | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Madras High Court today set aside the charges framed against AIADMK Amma Deputy General Secretary TTV Dinakaran in a Foreign Exchange Regulations Act (FERA) case and directed the trial court to re do it and complete the trial in three months. On ... read..


 
Ashok Leyland bags KSRTC order for 3,019 buses worth Rs 650 cr
Chennai | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, today confirmed that it has bagged an order from Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) for supply of 3,019 buses. The order value was worth Rs 650 crore. This order, one of the largest fro ... read..


 
Dalit killed in clash over love affair, VCK condemns attack
Chennai | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
A 30-year-old dalit was killed and four others were injured during a clash over a love affair between a Vanniyar youth and a dalit girl at Pulirampakkam in Tiruvannamalai district of Tamil Nadu. Reports received at the police headquarters here said ... read..


 
UK Councillor calls on Prince of Arcot
Chennai | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
The first India-born woman to be elected as a Councillor to a ward in the UK, Rehana Ameer, who was born and raised in Chennai, called on the Prince of Arcot, Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali. She called on the Prince at his ancestral residence 'Amir Maha ... read..


 
OPS meets PM, TN Ministers meet Union Ministers on NEET and other issues
Chennai/New Delhi | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Both the warring factions of the ruling AIADMK today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a host of Union Ministers in New Delhi to exert pressure on the Centre to get the Presidential assent for two Bills exempting Tamil Nadu from NEET, besides taking ... read..


 
Sixth standard girl student killed, over 15 hurt as school van falls into pit
Chennai | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
A sixth standard girl student was killed and more than 15 students were injured, when the school van fell into a pit at suburban Vandalur, today. Police said Nethrasri (13) and her sister Roshini (9) from Urappakkam, were students of Velammal Vidyas ... read..


 
Govt Women's college hostel inmates hit by food poisoning
Chennai | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Tension prevailed at Quaid-e-Millet Government Arts College for Women as more than 100 students in the college hostel complained of nausea and vomitting due to suspected food poisoning, last night. Some of the students also complained of uneasiness ... read..


 
Chennai continues to sizzle under intense heat
Chennai | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
For Chennaiites there seems to be no respite from the oppressive heat as the city sizzled with the mercury level continue to hover past the 100 Deg F mark for the fourth successive day. In fact, the people were experiencing extremely hot conditions, ... read..


 
Chennai Oil Market Rates
Chennai | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Following are the rates in the Chennai Oil Market here today. Castor 10,800 Gingelly 1,350 Ground Nut 1200 Coconut 2395/2636 Vanaspathi 1165/1180 Kernal 5150/5250 Oilcakes G ... read..


 
Eatery fire toll mounts to 10
Chennai | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
The toll in last week's fire mishap at an eatery at suburban Kodungaiyur, mounted to ten with three more victims succumbing to burns, since last evening. Police said deceased were identified as Kannan, Parthipan and Naresh, who have suffered more t ... read..


 
Bullion Market Opening Rates
Chennai | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Following is the Bullion market opening rates here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct 2,726 1 Gm Silver - 40.80 UNI RSS1255 ... read..


 
Dhanush and I play strong characters in VIP 2: Kajol
Chennai | Monday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Actress Kajol, who is making a much anticipated comeback after two decades to Tamil filmdom with "VIP 2", says she as well as Dhanush play very strong characters in the film. ... read..


 
Regulatory blues: India's 1st private reinsurer mulls licence surrender
Chennai | Monday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Finding the reinsurance regulations illogical and an uneven playing field for a whopping investment of Rs 500 crore, India's first private reinsurance company, ITI Reinsurance Ltd (ITI Re) is even ready to surrender its licence, officials said. ... read..


 
Pakistani held in TN for peddling drugs
Chennai | Sunday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
A Pakistani national, who had entered India illegally and was peddling drugs, has been arrested in Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district, police said on Sunday. ... read..


 
Prapap Jayaram quickest in drag race
Chennai | Sunday, Jul 23 2017 IST
Veteran Pratap Jayaram from Bengaluru emerged as the fastest in the first round of the 2017 MMSC fmsci Indian National Drag Racing Championship for four-wheelers at the MMRT track, Sriperumbudur, near here today. Jayaram, participating in the top-end Un ... read..


 
Rainfall occurred at most places over Kerala
Chennai | Sunday, Jul 23 2017 IST
Following is the summary of observations recorded by the weather office here at 0830 hrs today. Rainfall occurred at most places over Kerala, Coastal Karnataka, at many places over South interior Karnataka, at a few places over Lakshadweep, North in ... read..


 
Eatery fire toll mounts to seven
Chennai | Sunday, Jul 23 2017 IST
The toll in last week's fire mishap at an eatery at suburban Kodungariyur, rose to seven with one more victim succumbing to burns, today. Police said the deceased was identified as Baskar, who had suffered more than 60 per cent burns and was treat ... read..


 
Dulquer releases trailer of Malayalam version of Rana's next
Chennai | Sunday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Actor Rana Daggubati's upcoming Telugu film "Nene Raju, Nene Mantri" has been titled 'Raja Kireedam' in Malayalam and its trailer was released by actor Dulquer Salmaan on Sunday. ... read..


 
Crackdown on illegal sale of Gutkha, 750 arrested in city
Chennai | Sunday, Jul 23 2017 IST
Launching a major crack down on illegal sale of gutkha, pan masala and other banned items, the Chennai City Police have arrested 750 people and seized tobacco products worth Rs 10.04 lakh and Rs 1.07 cash items during the last four days. Police sourc ... read..


 
It's a Run for a cause, 5,000 people participate in Dream Runners Half Marathon
Chennai | Sunday, Jul 23 2017 IST
More than 5,000 people from various walks of life, including students, women and elderly persons, participated in the sixth GAVS DRHM 2017 (Dream Runners Half Marathon), held here today. As in the past five editions, the proceeds of the Run would be ... read..


 
Use Diplomatic channels to find a permanent solution to fishermen arrests : CM to PM
Chennai | Saturday, Jul 22 2017 IST
Tami Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to use all diplomatic channels to find a permanent solution to the fishermen issue and take steps to secure the release of 72 fishermen and their 148 boats. Pointi ... read..


 
Bullion Market Closing Rates
Chennai | Saturday, Jul 22 2017 IST
Following is the Bullion market closing rates here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct 2,727 1 Gm Silver - 40.70 UNI RSS1625 ... read..


 
Jr. NTR rings in son's b'day on sets of Bigg Boss Telugu
Chennai | Saturday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
Actor Jr. NTRs son Abhay Ram turned two on Saturday. He paid his father a surprise visit along with his mother and some family friends on the sets of Telugu Bigg Boss, a source said. ... read..


 
Film with Sharwanand will roll from October: Sudheer
Chennai | Saturday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Director Sudheer Varma, fresh from the success of Telugu revenge thriller "Keshava", will next team up with actor Sharwanand for a yet-untitled Telugu project, which will roll from October. ... read..


 
Four killed in a collision between two lorries
Chennai | Saturday, Jul 22 2017 IST
Four people were killed when two lorries collided head on near Ambur in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, early today. Police sources said the victims were drivers and cleaners of both the lorries. An iron pipe-laden lorry, which was proceeding to B ... read..


 
Eatery fire toll mounts to six
Chennai | Saturday, Jul 22 2017 IST
The toll in last week's fire mishap at an eatery at suburban Kodungaiyur, rose to six with two more victims succumbing to burns, today. Police said deceased were identifed as Magilvanan and Kannan. Both of them had suffered more than 60 per cent bu ... read..


 
Chennai Oil Market Rates
Chennai | Saturday, Jul 22 2017 IST
Following are the rates in the Chennai Oil Market here today. Castor 10,800 Gingelly 1,350 Ground Nut 1200 Coconut 2395/3605 Vanaspathi 1165/1180 Kernal 5150/5250 Oilcakes G ... read..


 
'Goli Soda' franchise very close to heart: Vijay Milton
Chennai | Saturday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Cinematographer-filmmaker SD Vijay Milton, who has commenced work on the sequel to his highly successful 2014 Tamil actioner "Goli Soda", says the franchise is very close to his heart. ... read..


 
Abhay loses in World Jr squash
Chennai | Saturday, Jul 22 2017 IST
India's top junior Abhay Singh's fighting stay in the individual events of the WSF-World Junior Squash championship at Tauranga in New Zealand ended today when he lost in the quarters. A release from SRFI here said the 5/8 seeded Indian was beaten b ... read..


 
Prince of Arcot greets Kovind on his election as next Prez
Chennai | Saturday, Jul 22 2017 IST
Prince of Arcot Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali today greeted Ram Nath Kovind on his election as the next President. In his congratulatory message, the Prince said ''it was the will of the Almighty God that you should lead the Nation, as our President". H ... read..


 
Video album launched as a Musical tribute to Dr Kalam
Chennai | Saturday, Jul 22 2017 IST
In a musical tribute to late people's President A P J Abdul Kalam, a video album was launched to mark his death anniversary that falls on July 27. 'KALAAM SALAAM', a video song tribute to the late President was launched here last evening. The alb ... read..


 
Gayathrie deserves more challenging roles: Arumuga Kumar
Chennai | Saturday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Debutant director Arumuga Kumar, who has roped in actress Gayathrie for a pivotal role in upcoming Tamil adventure comedy "Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solrena", believes she deserves more challenging roles. ... read..


 
Kamal ups ante, asks TN govt to go if not able to control Dengue
Chennai | Friday, Jul 21 2017 IST
Stepping up his offensive against the Tamil Nadu government, actor Kamal Haasan, who has been facing the ire of several Ministers for his corruption remarks, told the government to go if it was not able to control dengue. In a tweet last night, the ... read..


 
Leaders condemn TN government for hiding facts from High Court
Chennai | Friday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
Opposition party leaders in Tamil Nadu on Friday slammed the state government for concealing from the Madras High Court the letter from the Income Tax Department in connection with the alleged gutka scam. ... read..


 
Madras High Court declines relief to Karti Chidambaram
Chennai | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
The Madras High Court on Friday declined to provide any immediate relief to Karti Chidambaram on his petition to quash the fresh summons by the CBI in a case involving foreign investment clearance when his father P. Chidambaram was Union Finance Minister. ... read..


 
Karti Chidambaram moves HC seeking to quash CBI summons, matter posted to July 28
Chennai | Friday, Jul 21 2017 IST
Karti Chidambaram, son of Senior Congres leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, today moved the Madras High Court seeking to quash the fresh summons issued to him by the CBI in the case relating to the alleged irregularities in obtaini ... read..


 
Madras HC adjourns Karti Chidambaram plea seeking quashing of CBI case against him
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | July 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Madras High Court on Friday adjourned former finance minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram's petition that sought quashing of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) FIR against him till July 28. ... read..


 
HC directs IG Ponn Manickavel to probe all Idol theft cases
Chennai | Friday, Jul 21 2017 IST
The Madras High Court today directed Idol Wing CID IG A G Ponn Manickavel to probe all the cases relating to idol thefts. The Court also directed the Kumbakonam Magistrate Court to handle all the cases in connection with stolen statues. The idol th ... read..


 
Eatery fire toll mounts to four
Chennai | Friday, Jul 21 2017 IST
The toll in last week's fire at an eatery at suburban Kodungariyur, rose to four, with its owner succumbing to burns, today. Police said the eatery owner, Anandan, who had sustained over 40 per cent burns, succumbed at a private hospital this morning. ... read..


 
Bullion Market Closing Rates
Chennai | Friday, Jul 21 2017 IST
Following is the Bullion market closing rates here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct 2,709 1 Gm Silver - 40.70 UNI ADB1520 ... read..


 
Chennai Oil Market Rates
Chennai | Friday, Jul 21 2017 IST
Following are the rates in the Chennai Oil Market here today. Castor 10,800 Gingelly 1,350 Ground Nut 1200 Coconut 2395/3605 Vanaspathi 1165/1180 Kernal 5150/5250 Oilcakes ... read..


 
Abhay enters quarterfinals, Aditya loses in World jr squash
Chennai | Friday, Jul 21 2017 IST
India's Abhay Singh continued to march ahead in the ongoing WSF-World junior squash championship being held at Tauranga in New Zealand. The top junior, seeded 5/8, made it to the quarterfinal after a battling 3-1 win over Egyptian 9/16 seeded Moham ... read..


 
Ashok Leyland achieves highest ever Q1 market share, bullish about next 3 quarters
Chennai | Friday, Jul 21 2017 IST
Hinduja Group flagship Ashok Leyland today announced that it has achieved its highest ever Q1 market share of 34.7 per cent and reported a revenue of Rs 4,514.39 crores (Rs 4531.33 crores) for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. Announcing the standalo ... read..


 
Opposition slams TN govt for concealing facts about Gutkha scam in HC, demands CBI probe
Chennai | Friday, Jul 21 2017 IST
Leaders of various Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu, including the DMK and the PMK, today slammed the state government for concealing the letter written by the Income-Tax department on the multi-crore gutkha scam, in the Madras High Court. While DM ... read..


 
Rainfall occurred at most places over Kerala, Lakshadweep
Chennai | Friday, Jul 21 2017 IST
Following is the summary of observations recorded by the weather office here at 0830 hrs today. Rainfall occurred at most places over Kerala, Lakshadweep, Coastal Karnataka, at many places over interior Karnataka and at isolated places over Andhra ... read..


 
TN Guv, CM greets Kovind on his election as new Prez
Chennai | Friday, Jul 21 2017 IST
Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao and Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami have extended their greetings Mr Ram Nath Kovind on being elected as the next President of India. In his message, the Governor said, "I am privileged to ex ... read..


 
Crackdown on illegal sale of Gutkha, 421 arrested in city
Chennai | Friday, Jul 21 2017 IST
Launching a major crack down on illegal sale of gutkha, pan masala and other banned items, the Chennai City Police have arrested 421 people and seized 12,306 items during the last two days. Police sources said here today that during the intensive ra ... read..


 
Bullion Market Opening Rates
Chennai | Friday, Jul 21 2017 IST
Following is the Bullion market opening rates here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct 2,704 1 Gm Silver - 40.40 UNI ADB1210 ... read..


 
Karti Chidambaram moves Madras HC, seeks quashing of CBI case against him
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | July 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Son of former finance minister P. Chidambaram, Karti Chidambaram, has moved the Madras High Court seeking quashing of a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) case against him. ... read..


 
Sachin unveils PBK jersey
Chennai | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar today said it was imperative for younger one to play some sport at some stage to stay healthy and fit. "It is important for people to stay healthy and there is no better way than playing some sport," he said at a ... read..


 
Sanil and Harmeet: The best of India beating the best of world
Chennai [India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
When Ultimate Table Tennis started on July 13, Sanil Shetty and Harmeet Desai were promising talents representing Falcons TTC and DHFL Maharashtra United respectively. ... read..


 
Bullion Market Closing Rates
Chennai | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Following is the Bullion market closing rates here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct 2,683 1 Gm Silver - 40.20 UNI ADB1835 ... read..


 
Russia ready to ink pact for supply of six 1,2000 MW nuke reactors in one go : Rosatom
Chennai | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Russian Nuclear Power Corporation Rosatom was considering its Indian counterpart Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) option of signing contracts for supply of all six 1,200 MW nuclear reactors in one go to save cost and time. Talking to repo ... read..


 
AIADMK leaders congratulate Kovind
Chennai | Thursday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on being elected the next President. ... read..


 
Russia considering contract for 6 units with NPCIL
Chennai | Thursday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
Russia's nuclear power corporation Rosatom is open to signing a contract with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) for supply of six 1,200-MW nuclear reactors at one go so as cut costs and time, said a senior official on Thursday. ... read..


 
Youth held with gun, knife in the city
Chennai | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Police arrested a history-sheeter and seized an air gun and a pocket knife from him at Mylapore area in the city today. Police said, the history-sheeter Vikram Kumar (26) was said to be on the run for the last two years. He was the son of one Bu ... read..


 
Two more succumb, Kodungaiyur fire toll mounts to three, CM announces solatium
Chennai | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Two more people, who sustained burns and injuries in the July 15 fire due to a cylinder explosion at an eatery in suburban Kodungaiyur, succumbed, taking the toll to three. Police said Paranthaman and Abhimanyu, who were being treated at the Governm ... read..


 
Chennaiyin FC extend Raphael Augusto's stay
Chennai | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Chennaiyin FC today announce that Brazilian midfielder Raphael Augusto has signed a new contract that would keep him at the club till the end of 2019. The 26-year-old is currently on loan from Chennaiyin to Brazilian fourth tier outfit Bangu Atletic ... read..


 
Sund Finance to maintain market share in HCV, passenger car segments this fiscal
Chennai | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Sundaram Finance was aiming to maintain its market share in the HCV and passenger car/utility vehicle segments in the current fiscal, its Chairman S Viji said today. Addressing the Shareholders at the 64th AGM of the company here, he said the economy a ... read..


 
DMK passes resolution on fulfilling demands of the protesting farmers
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In a secretary meeting of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), headed by DMK chief M.K. Stalin, the party decided to pass the resolution of fulfilling the demands of the protesting farmers, here on Thursday. ... read..


 
NASSCOM HR Summit kicks off, winners of Digital Skills Awards 2017 announced
Chennai | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
NASSCOM President R Chandrasekhar today said re-skilling and up-skilling combined rigorous performance appraisal and workforce realignment should be the top most priority for employee retention and professional growth. Inaugurating the two-day 14th N ... read..


 
DMK says AIADMK should demand NEET exemption before extending support to NDA VP nominee
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
While apprising of conducting a human chain protest all across Tamil Nadu against the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin on Thursday demanded that if the All India Anna Dravida Munn ... read..


 
NEET row : DMK to organise Human Chain agitation on July 27
Chennai | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
The Principal Opposition DMK will organise a human chain agitation across the State on July 27 demanding the Centre to get the Presidential sanction for the two Bills passed in the State Assembly exempting Tamil Nadu from NEET. A resolution to this ... read..


 
Anand assumes charge as Postmaster General, Chennai City Region
Chennai | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Mr R Anand, a 1994 batch Indian Postal Service Officer, has assumed the charge of Postmaster General (PMG), Chennai City Region, following the transfer of incumbent Ms Radhika Chakravarthy to Andhra Postal Circle. Mr Anand has worked in various capac ... read..


 
Chennai Oil Market Rates
Chennai | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Following are the rates in the Chennai Oil Market here today. Castor 10,800 Gingelly 1,350 Ground Nut 1200 Coconut 2350/2574 Vanaspathi 1165/1180 Kernal 5050/5150 Oilcakes Gr ... read..


 
Bullion Market Opening Rates
Chennai | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Following is the Bullion market opening rates here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct 2,683 1 Gm Silver - 40.20 UNI RSS1040 ... read..


 
UTT: Sanil show helps Falcons TTC smash Oilmax Stag Yoddhas
Chennai (Tamil Nadu)[India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Sanil Shetty recorded two wins to lead Falcons TTC's 22-5 rout of Oilmax Stag Yoddhas in a third round tie on Day 7 of the inaugural Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday, a result that gives a shot in the arm for ... read..


 
UTT: Sanil put Falcons TTC in control over Stag Yoddhas
Chennai (Tamil Nadu)[India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Mumbai lad Sanil Shetty recorded two victories to help Falcons TTC take a firm grip over the third round tie against Oilmax Stag Yoddhas with a 11-1 lead after four matches on Day 7 of the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai ... read..


 
TN MLAs salary hike an "illegal inducement" by Palaniswami: DMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced a 100 per cent salary hike for Tamil Nadu MLAs, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Thursday called it an "illegal inducement" which smacks of arbitrariness. ... read..


 
Chennaiyin sign Spanish defender Inigo
Chennai | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Chennaiyin FC have signed Spanish defender Inigo Calderon for the 2017-18 Indian Super League season, the club announced in a statement on Wednesday. ... read..


 
DMK members to face action for displaying gutka packs in House
Chennai | Wednesday, 2017 6:45:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal on Wednesday said he will refer the matter of DMK members bringing the banned gutka (a tobacco product) inside the House and displaying the same to the Privileges Committee. ... read..


 
Palainswami speaks out against Haasan's wish to join politics
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | July 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
With actor Kamal Haasan writing an eleven-line riddle signaling his entry into politics, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaddi K. Palaniswami has expressed his dissent at the thought of the former joining politics and has challenged him to face him. ... read..


 
Kamal is 'acting', does not know politics : TN CM
Chennai | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
In his first ever public reaction over the row created by actor Kamal Haasan following his corruption remarks, triggering strong rebuttals from Ministers, Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami said the actor does not know politics and that he would respo ... read..


 
Gutkha ban, Stalin's act referred to privileges committee, DMK stages walk out
Chennai | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
The principal Opposition DMK today staged a walk out from the Tamil Nadu Assembly after Speaker P Dhanapal said the action of the Oppostiion leader M K Stalin, displaying banned gutkhas in the House, would be referred to the privileges committee. On t ... read..


 
Bullion Market Closing Rates
Chennai | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
Following is the Bullion market closing rates here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct 2,672 1 Gm Silver - 40.20 UNI ADB1622 ... read..


 
Southwest monsoon has been active over AP, Telangana and Karnataka
Chennai | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
Following is the summary of observations recorded by the weather office here at 0830 hrs today. Rainfall occurred at most places over Kerala, Lakshadweep, Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, at many places over Rayalaseema and at isolat ... read..


 
Mixed day for Indians at World Jr Squash
Chennai | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
Indians had mixed luck on the opening day of the WSF World Junior individual Squash championship which got underway at Tauranga in New Zealand today. A SRFI release here said, of the 12 boys and girls, who topok the field, three boys and as many gir ... read..


 
Kamal's Tamil poem hinting his political ambitions, send fans into tizzy
Chennai | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
Under fire from several Tamil Nadu Ministers for his corruption remarks in the state government, actor Kamal Haasan sent his fans into a tizzy with a Tamil poem that hinted he would take the proverbial plunge into politics. Minutes after he was announ ... read..


 
Bonanza for MLAs, TN CM doubles salary, hikes LAD funds
Chennai | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
It rained bonanza for Tamil Nadu MLAs as Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today doubled their salaries, besides increasing their Local Area Development (LAD) Fund. Making a statement under Rule 110 in the State Assembly, he said the salary of Le ... read..


 
'Achhe din' for TN legislators as salaries doubled
Chennai | Wednesday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
It's "achhe din" for legislators in Tamil Nadu with the government on Wednesday more than doubling their salaries to Rs 105,000 per month, even as farmers from the state protest in Delhi demanding loan waivers. ... read..


 
Coimbatore to get metro, Chennai network to expand
Chennai | Wednesday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government will start a metro service in Coimbatore and expand the network in Chennai, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said on Wednesday. ... read..


 
Huge fan of Kammulas natural style of filmmaking: Varun Tej
Chennai | Wednesday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
Actor Varun Tej, who has teamed up with Sekhar Kammula in the forthcoming Telugu release "Fidaa", says he is a fan of the filmmakers natural approach to filmmaking and realism he brings to his craft. ... read..


 
EPS annouces hike in pension for Journalists, new ITIs in TN
Chennai | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today announced hike in pension for journalists and their family members. Making a Statement under Rule 110 in the State Assembly, he said, considering the present economic situation and the welfare of t ... read..


 
Chennai Oil Market Rates
Chennai | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
Following are the rates in the Chennai Oil Market here today. Castor 10,800 Gingelly 1,350 Ground Nut 1200 Coconut 2350/2574 Vanaspathi 1165/1180 Kernal 5050/5150 Oilcakes Gr ... read..


 
Bullion Market Opening Rates
Chennai | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
Following is the Bullion market opening rates here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct 2,677 1 Gm Silver - 40.30 UNI RSS1200 ... read..


 
Mani Ratnam yet to finalise cast for next film
Chennai | Wednesday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
Amid rumours that actor R. Madhavan might reunite with Mani Ratnam for the fourth time, a source close to the filmmaker says he hasnt finalised the cast for his next yet-untitled Tamil project. ... read..


 
Understood basics of commercial cinema via Vaishakam: Avantika
Chennai | Wednesday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
Actress Avantika Mishra says she learnt the basics of commercial cinema - which includes how to present herself on screen in order to appeal to the masses - via forthcoming Telugu romantic drama "Vaishakam". ... read..


 
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