Pratibha Parmeshwaran

  • Multiple Sclerosis treatment a challenge in India? February 21, 2012

    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 February 7, 2012

    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...
  • Tamil Nadu: Jallikattu festival injures 35 January 18, 2012

    The bull-taming festival began on Tuesday. A total of 447 bulls and 475 tamers participated in the event. Over 1700 policemen were deployed to provide security. ...
  • Tamil Nadu celebrates Pongal today January 15, 2012

    A special dish called Pongal is made today as an offering to the Sun God. ...
  • Rajini's wife talks about his future plans December 12, 2011

    Tamil superstar Rajinikanth is celebrating his 61st birthday on Monday. ...
  • Mullaperiyar: Kerala CM, AIADMK MPs meet PM December 2, 2011

    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 November 25, 2011

    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 November 24, 2011

    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' November 23, 2011

    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 November 22, 2011

    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 October 24, 2011

    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 October 4, 2011

    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 September 16, 2011

    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 September 12, 2011

    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 September 11, 2011

    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...