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  • Madurai Police registers land grabbing case against DMK chief's son Alagiri 2 hours 36 minutes ago

    Chennai: Madurai Police on Wednesday registered a land grabbing case against DMK chief M Karunanidhi's son MK Alagiri. The case has been registered against a few others for grabbing 44 cents of temple land. The case has been registered following the complaint of Hindu religious and Charitable Endowment Official Jayaraman. ...
  • Rajinikanth in party's good books; will welcome him: BJP Yesterday

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday down played reports of it wooing Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, but said that the actor was welcome to the party fold. Tamil Nadu BJP President Tamilisai Soundararajan said that Rajinikanth was already in the good books of the BJP and recalled his meeting...
  • Chennai @ 375: All about superstar Rajinikanth phenomenon 3 days ago

    As Chennai is celebrating its 375th birthday this week, we bring to you the story of superstar Rajinikanth. ...
  • Chennai @ 375: History of the British town 5 days ago

    The city earlier called Madras is now Chennai, one of the metropolitan city of South India. ...
  • Chennai@375: Oldest dance school Kalakshetra continues to infuse vibrancy in the city 5 days ago

    Chennai: Chennai's Kalakshetra is not just the oldest and the largest dance school in India, but also an integral part of the cultural fabric of the city. 22-year-old Sharada Acharya has been learning bharatanatyam almost all her life. She started at age 3, but it was only when she enrolled...
  • Chennai @ 375: Mohan Raman tells the story of Kollywood 6 days ago

    Mohan Raman is a Tamil movie actor and film historian, on the occasion of 375 years to the foundation of Chennai he tells about the journey of Tamil film industry popularly known as Kollywood. ...
  • Chennai@375: Notwithstanding neglect, AVM studios stands strong 6 days ago

    Chennai: Chennai's AVM studios is the oldest surviving film-studio in the country and a close examination of this cinema paradiso reveals the changing shades of Indian film-making over the years. Built in 1945, AVM studios was the brainchild of AV Meiyappan and was home to Tamil cinema. AVM...
  • Chennai at 375: Nirmala Lakshman's book 'Degree coffee by the yard' a biography of Madras 1 week ago

    August 22, 1639 is considered the founding day of Madras city. Madras Day commemorates Madras city's founding by establishing Fort St George by the East India company in 1639. Nirmala Lakshman, author of 'Degree coffee by the yard' talks about the transformation of Madras to Chennai. In an interview to...
  • 2G scam: DMK chief M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal gets bail 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A special Central Bureau of Investigation court on Wednesday granted bail to DMK chief M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal in a 2G scam-related money laundering case. She was chargesheeed along with others including former Telecom Minister A Raja by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Special CBI Judge OP Saini allowed...
  • Chennai at 375: A look at delicacies of city 1 week ago

    Chennai: In the 375th birthday week of Chennai, the first modern city of India, CNN-IBN takes a look at the delicacies of the city. The city which is famous for its sizzling hot crisp vadais with freshly brewed filter coffee had eateries since 1930s. Rayar's Mess in Mylapore has been serving...
  • Supreme Court refuses to withdraw order on IPS Archana Ramasundaram August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to withdraw its order restraining a senior woman IPS official from functioning as Additional Director in CBI and the Attorney General conveyed his view that the only way to now sort out the issue was that she goes out of the agency. The...
  • As Chennai celebrates 375th birthday week, time seems to have taken a toll on its heritage buildings August 19, 2014

    Chennai: As Chennai, the first modern city of India, will celebrate its 375th birthday this week, the time seemed to have taken a toll on city's heritage buildings as well. The Ripon building, Madras High Court, Central Station which are some of Chennai's iconic landmarks and also the visible symbols of...
  • Chennai is world to me: Anirudh Ravichander August 19, 2014

    The famous young composer of Kolaveri Di comes out with his first independent single track on 375th anniversary of Chennai. ...
  • Jayalalithaa writes to PM Modi on proposed amendment to GST law, says it will weaken states' finances August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the proposed amendment to the Goods and Services Tax legislation saying that the amendment was unfair to the states and would weaken state finances further. The Chief Minister has demanded the exclusion of...
  • Chennai turns 375 this week; a look at the history behind Madras Day August 19, 2014

    Chennai: The first modern city of India, Chennai, will celebrate its 375th birth anniversary of August 22. The southern city has already begun celebrating Madras Week from Sunday by dedicating seven days to the history, culture and traditions of the city. Chennai, then Madras was born when a small piece of...
  • Transgender struggles for name change in school certificate August 17, 2014

    Madurai: Battling all odds, a 24-year-old transgender has been running from pillar to post to get her name corrected in school certificates to enable her get a government job, which was refused to her in the past. She has moved the Madras High Court bench here, seeking a direction to officials...
  • French woman harassed in Rameswaram, three arrested August 17, 2014

    Rameswaram: A 35-year old French woman, residing in Puducherry for the past 25 years, was harassed by three fishermen allegedly in an inebriated state while taking bath in sea on Sunday. The fishermen, in the age group of 18-30, have been arrested and booked under the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Eve...
  • Watch: Vintage car rally as Chennai celebrates its 375th birthday August 19, 2014

    A vintage car rally was held in Chennai as the city celebrates its 375th birthday. The heritage motoring club of Chennai kick started the Madras week celebration that started on Sunday. ...
  • No Indian fisherman in Lankan jails now August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: For the first time this year no Indian fisherman is in Sri Lankan jail, following the release of 94 fishermen on Saturday by the island nation. Officials said hundreds of Indian fishermen had been apprehended by Lanka Navy while fishing in their waters and with the release of...
  • Chennai to celebrate Madras Week on its 375th birthday, starting today August 19, 2014

    Chennai: The first city of modern India, Chennai, will celebrate its 375th birthday this week beginning from Sunday. The southern city will celebrate Madras Week by dedicating seven days to the history, culture and traditions of the city. Chennai, then Madras was founded on August 22, 1639 when a strip of...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC disposes of PIL on dhoti issue August 13, 2014

    Chennai: Taking note of a Bill passed by the state assembly banning such dress codes, the Madras High Court on Wednesday disposed of a PIL seeking a direction to Tamil Nadu government to frame rules and regulations for clubs in the wake of denial of entry to a dhoti-clad high...
  • Tamil Nadu Assembly passes Dhoti Bill August 12, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed the Dhoti Bill which makes enforcing dress code and banning entry of persons wearing 'dhoti' in public places a cognisable offence punishable with jail term. The House adopted the Tamil Nadu Entry into Public Places (Removal of Restriction on Dress) Act 2014 after...
  • Jayalalithaa launches 'Amma Baby Care Kit' for newborns in TN government hospitals August 12, 2014

    Chennai: After Amma water, Amma pharmacy and Amma canteen, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has announced the launch of the 'Amma Baby Care Kit' for newborns in government hospitals. The Rs 1000 kit will have 16 items that include towels, a dress, sanitiser, milk booster, doll, rattle, nail clipper among...
  • Tamil Nadu: Slum Clearance Board proposes houses to transgenders August 11, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu government has a proposal to give flats built by Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board to 260 transgenders, Social Welfare Minister B Valarmathi today informed the Assembly. Replying to a call attention motion brought by Opposition parties on the schemes announced for the welfare of transgenders in the state,...
  • Kumbakonam fire tragedy: 10 years on, survivors recall the horror August 9, 2014

    Kumbakonam: More than 10 years after 94 children were killed and 18 others injured in a fire accident in a private school in Kumbakonam, a district court in Thanjavur recently convicted 10 people while acquitting 11 others in the case. Survivors of the fire tragedy still carry with them the...
  • Katju's allegation a blatant lie: M Karunanidhi August 8, 2014

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Friday dismissed as a blatant lie the allegation of Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju that his party had pressured the UPA regime over the appointment of an Additional Judge of Madras High Court. "It is a blatant lie," Karunanidhi told reporters when his...
  • DMK leader quits, demands Stalin as CM candidate, says sack Kanimozhi, Maran, Raja August 7, 2014

    Chennai: The DMK Organising Secretary PV Kalyanasundaram resigned from all party posts demanding party treasurer and heir apparent MK Stalin be declared as the party's chief ministerial candidate for 2016 assembly elections. Considered a Stalin loyalist, Kalyanasundaram sent in his resignation letter, dated July 30, to DMK chief M Karunanidhi...
  • Kumbakonam school fire: Ten years after the tragedy, victims' families still await justice August 7, 2014

    Kumbakonam: A district court in Thanjavur recently convicted 10 people and acquitted 11 others in the Kumbakonam school fire accident - a tragedy that left 94 children dead. Ten years after the tragedy, families say they are still waiting for justice. Neither time nor the conviction of 10 people by...
  • Tamil Nadu: One held in Tirupur for wearing T-shirts praising ISIS August 7, 2014

    Tirupur: One more person was arrested on Wednesday in connection with publication of a photo showing youth in Ramanathapuram district wearing T shirts praising ISIS, an Iraq based extremist outfit. Faizul Rahman, a resident of Tirupur, was picked up on Wednesday, based on the interrogation of two persons arrested earlier, Superintendent of...
  • Bill to penalise discrimination against traditional clothes introduced in TN Assembly August 6, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Assembly has taken up a proposed law penalising establishments for discriminating against traditional clothes. The Bill says that any establishment which restricts use of traditional clothes would stand to lose its licence. It also proposes 1-year imprisonment and fine of Rs 25,000 for those who violate...