Pratibha Parmeshwaran

  • Multiple Sclerosis treatment a challenge in India? 21-02-2012 10:39 AM

    Chennai: One in a lakh Indians is thought to suffer from multiple sclerosis, a life-long disorder of the nervous system. Support groups are lobbying to bring the disease under the Disability Act, and are fighting for insurance cover. It was 18 years ago that Mariam Nisreen was struck by multiple...
  • Deepika to play the lead in Rajini's Kochadaiyaan 07-02-2012 03:10 PM

    Chennai: The news is now official. After much speculation as to whom Rajinikanth will romance in his upcoming film 'Kochadaiyaan', his younger daughter Soundarya, who's directing the film, has finally broken the news on Twitter. Actor Deepika Padukone has been roped in to play the lead opposite the megastar. Soundarya...
  • Rajini's wife talks about his future plans 12-12-2011 02:16 PM

    Tamil superstar Rajinikanth is celebrating his 61st birthday on Monday. ...
  • Mullaperiyar: Kerala CM, AIADMK MPs meet PM 02-12-2011 08:31 PM

    New Delhi: Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy on Friday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and asked him to assess the safety of all dams that are over 100 years old. AIADMK MPs from Tamil Nadu also responded by meeting the Prime Minister and asking him to intervene and ensure that...
  • Mullaperiyar dam dispute set to escalate further 25-11-2011 11:42 AM

    New Delhi: Thee conflict between Tamil Nadu and Kerala over the Mullaperiyar dam is set to escalate further. The Jayalalithaa government has banned the release of 'Dam 999', a controversial film which takes a pro-Kerala stand by raising questions about the safety of the dam. MP's from Kerala are likely...
  • Kerala creating panic with dam issue: Jaya 24-11-2011 06:32 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: As the row over the Mullaperiyar dam intensified, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention asking him to advise Kerala government not to whip up fear among its people for political mileage. On Wednesday, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said a new...
  • TN cinema halls won't screen 'Dam 999' 23-11-2011 05:11 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Theatre owners in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday said they will not screen 'Dam 999'. They claim they do not want to scare people. The movie, based on row between Tamil Nadu and Kerala over 116-year-old Mullaperiyar dam, is about what happens when the dam collapses. The movie is slated...
  • Dhanush's 'Why this Kolaveri' goes viral 22-11-2011 09:14 AM

    National award winning Tamil actor Dhanush is donning a new hat - that of a singer and his song 'Why this Kolaveri' is a huge hit. ...
  • 7am Arivu, Velayutham, RA.One: South's big Diwali 24-10-2011 05:00 PM

    For long in the minds of the film going public in Tamil Nadu, which I guess includes almost everyone - the countdown has been on for the Deepavali releases. The last film that set the box office on fire was in August. Ajith turned 50 films old with 'Mankatha,' made...
  • Murthy's opinion is extreme: IIT Chennai student 04-10-2011 09:15 PM

    The students of Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai disagree with Infosys founder Narayan Murthy's comments that IITs lack quality. ...
  • Jaya hands out laptops, cattle to voters 16-09-2011 10:22 AM

    Tiruvallur: With the local body polls in early October, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has gone all out to reach out to rural voters with the freebies she promised during the assembly polls. Violet, a Class XII Student from Tiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, is a proud owner of a brand new...
  • Trouble in the South Indian film industry 12-09-2011 04:05 PM

    A new storm is brewing in the South Indian film industry with two of its major unions ganging up against each other. And this could mean fewer South Indian releases following a couple of months. Prathibha gets you more... ...
  • Tamil Nadu: 5 dalits killed in police firing 11-09-2011 11:07 PM

    Chennai: The number of protestors killed in the police firing in Ramanthapuram district on Sunday has risen to five. The clash between the police and dalit protestors took place after their leader was arrested. Several police vehicles have also been damaged in the clash. The protests then spread to Madurai...
  • Chennai: youth turning to robbery? 01-07-2011 07:34 AM

    Chennai: Two young boys snatch a gold chain to take their girlfriends out for a new year's party. It is not just the story of films anymore - young professionals and college students are resorting to this in alarming numbers in Chennai. Police say 72 cases of chain-snatching have been...
  • Rajini fans offer prayers for his well being 20-05-2011 12:31 PM

    Doctors says superstar Rajinikanth is on the path to recovery say but he is still in the ICU. The actor is suffering from respiratory and gastro-intestinal problems. He was put on dialysis after he developed kidney problems. Doctors say he may be moved out of the ICU on Friday of...
  • Star power adds charm to Tamil Nadu polls 06-04-2011 08:00 AM

    Chennai: In Tamil Nadu hectic campaigning for the assembly elections has begun, but instead of party manifestos, contestants are mouthing movie dialogue during rallies. Tamil Nadu election cannot play out without star power and so is the case in 2011. When AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa couldn't get the Congress party...
  • Rajinikanth's 'Robot' biggest grosser of all time 01-02-2011 10:01 AM

    'Robot' earned Rs 60 crore in the first weekend and Rs 117 crores over the rest of its first week. ...
  • Naam Tamizhar behind Buddhist centre attack 26-01-2011 09:47 AM

    Chennai: The Monday evening attack on Bodhimaya, the Buddhist centre in the capital city of Tamil Nadu was allegedly carried out by members of a fringe Tamil group Naam Tamizhar. The attack left four monks, three them Sinhalese, injured. The motive is suspected to be a retaliation by the group...
  • Pongal releases: Siruthai, Kaavalan, Tamannah 14-01-2011 02:46 PM

    Kaavalan, Siruthai, Tamannah and Aadukalam have been released during Pongal. ...
  • SC order to dampen bull taming competition 12-01-2011 08:08 AM

    Chennai: For Periyakaruppan and his family this is the most awaited season of the year. For over three generations, the bulls have been the most-priced possessions of their family and on Januray 17, he will get a chance to finally show off this well-groomed animal at the Jallikattu. But contrary...
  • GSLV failure a blow to ISRO's space ambitions? 26-12-2010 02:15 PM

    New Delhi: India's space programme suffered a serious setback on Saturday evening when a Communication Satellite launched from Sriharikota exploded mid-air. It was the second satellite failure in six months. Scientists are divided, but the bigger worry is: What will happen to India's moon mission? The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle...
  • GSAT-5P's launch vehicle explodes mid-air 25-12-2010 11:57 PM

    Sriharikota: In a huge setback for India's space ambitions, the launch of the communications satellite being carried by the GSLV failed. The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle soared in the sky along with the hopes of ISRO's brightest. But 47 seconds later hope turned into horror as the onboard computer lost...
  • Aqua aerobics, a brand new fitness routine 27-11-2010 12:25 PM

    If you're looking to build up to a new year's resolution, how about a brand new fitness routine. People in Chennai are now taking to aqua aerobics, to beat the bulge! ...
  • DMK shows its strength at Alagiri son's wedding 18-11-2010 10:13 PM

    Madurai: The most awaited wedding in the DMK family is finally over. It was not just a personal occasion for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's family but also what a show of political strength. The wedding was engineered to create the impression that the political alliance between the DMK and the...
  • Transgender gearing up to hit the silver screen 17-10-2010 12:32 PM

    Chennai: Aiswarya was born a male but longed to live like a woman. So at the age of 17, she left her home in Tamil Nadu's Erode district to go to Mumbai. Ten years on, Aiswarya is known as Karpaga and is all set to make her acting debut as...
  • Navrathri in TN is incomplete without the Golu 15-10-2010 09:18 PM

    Navarthri festivities are marked with a colourful arrangement of dolls in all houses in Tamil Nadu. ...
  • Indian docs give Iraqi hope of a normal life 28-06-2010 11:07 AM

    20-year-old Dalal is grateful to doctors at a Chennai hospital for successfully treating her Dextrocardia disease. ...
  • The case of a missing minister 25-04-2010 02:43 PM

    Union Minister, Azlagiri, has created quite a stir by absenting himself from parliament. ...
  • Tamil actor defers working on social campaigns 19-02-2010 10:48 AM

    Ajith has found a voice of support from none other than actor Rajnikanth. ...
  • Jaggu Bhai and Goa lead South releases 29-01-2010 06:26 PM

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