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  • IPL 2015: Open to playing any role in CSK, says Michael Hussey 13 hours 52 minutes ago

    Chennai: Michael Hussey is happy to be back at the Chennai Super Kings and the 39-year-old Australian is open to performing any role for the two-time IPL champions in the upcoming edition. "I have not really thought about it (his role) too much. I need to sit down and have a...
  • Nokia may be allowed to sell its Chennai mobile plant 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Government may allow Finnish telecom firm Nokia to sell its Chennai plant with a condition that the money realised will be kept in escrow account till final verdict is out on its Rs 21,000 crore tax dispute. "The Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) took initiative to resolve Nokia factory issue...
  • DMK backs Tamil Nadu farmers bandh against Karnataka dams across Cauvery March 23, 2015

    Chennai: The DMK has decided to support Tamil Nadu farmers' proposed bandh against Karnataka on March 28th. The farmers are opposing Karnataka's plan to build two dams across Cauvery at Mekedatu. The DMK chief M Karunanidhi has asked the ruling AIADMK to call for total bandh on March 28. He...
  • 12 players to be part of Diamond Quadrilateral project March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Reputed companies from six countries, including France, Germany, Italy and China, have entered the race to become part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet Diamond Quadrilateral bullet train project. Twelve international companies are bidding for conducting the feasibility study for the three corridors of the Diamond Quadrilateral high-speed rail...
  • M Karunanidhi leads protest against land acquisition bill in Chennai March 20, 2015

    Chennai: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi, former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and former MP TKS Elangovan led a protest in Chennai against the Centre's land acquisition bill on Friday. DMK General Secretary K Anbazhagan and senior leader Durai Murugan led the protests outside the Collectorates at Chennai and Vellore...
  • World Cup 2015: Indian bowlers have been sensational, says Mike Hussey March 16, 2015

    Even in retirement, Mike Hussey is Mr Cricket. The former Australia stalwart is now a part-time consultant to the South African cricket team, dabbles in commentary, is still an active player in Twenty20 leagues across the world, and is a veritable fountain of information, having been there and done that. Hussey...
  • 4 unidentified men attack Tamil new channel Puthiya Thalaimurai's office March 12, 2015

    Chennai: A Tamil news channel Puthiya Thalaimurai's office was attacked early Thursday morning in Chennai. Four unidentified men came in on a bike and hurled two country made bombs at the office. No injuries have been reported so far. The incident has been caught on CCTV. Recently, the office was...
  • No decision taken on cheerleaders, says IPL chairman March 10, 2015

    IPL chairman Ranjib Biswal on Tuesday said that no decision has been taken yet on banning cheerleaders from the popular T20 league. "We have not taken any decision on banning cheerleaders from the IPL and after parties are already not there," Biswal told PTI. The cheerleaders have been a regular feature at...
  • Judicial activism cannot enroach on democracy's other limbs: Chennai High Court March 6, 2015

    Chennai: Judicial activism cannot encroach on other limbs of democracy, the Madras High Court on Friday observed during the hearing of a petition seeking to restrain the Centre from forwarding to the President a list of nine names recommended by the high court collegium for appointment as judges. "It (judicial activism)...
  • Shah Rukh Khan denies playing a 17 year-old in 'Fan' February 28, 2015

    Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is perplexed about why number 17 is being associated with him lately. He took to micro-blogging site Twitter to refute rumours that he plays a 17-year-old boy in 'Fan' and that in Rohit Shetty's directorial, which stars him in the lead role, there's an ensemble of...
  • Jayalalithaa's supporter nails his arms, legs to a cross, urges her to come back to power February 23, 2015

    Chennai: In a horrific stunt by a former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's supporter in Chennai, his aides nailed his arms and legs to a cross. Shihan Hussaini, a well known Karate expert in the city had a strange way of urging Jayalalithaa to come back to power. Following...
  • Our prayers have been answered, says family of Father Alexis Prem Kumar February 22, 2015

    Chennai: Feelings of relief and joy on Sunday serenaded the house of Father Alexis Prem Kumar of Devakottai in Tamil Nadu, who has been released after being abducted in Afghanistan eight months back. "We do not have words to express our joy. We have been praying...
  • Rail budget: Security at railway stations to be the key concern February 22, 2015

    Ahead of the Rail Budget, CNN IBN is looking at some key concerns and challenges faced by rail passengers. How secure are our trains and stations? Security still remains a key concern at railway stations. ...
  • As PM Modi pushes for renewable energy, Chennai engineering students invent eco-friendly scooter February 19, 2015

    Chennai: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushes for renewable energy, four engineering students in Chennai have invented a solar-powered scooter. The idea behind the eco-friendly scooter is to reduce people's dependence on fossil fuels. Sharath Rajan, student at SA Engineering College, said, "Nowadays many of us are using petrol...
  • 'Srinivasan has to pass several tests to overcome conflict of interest' February 12, 2015

    Chennai: Sidelined BCCI president N Srinivasan can pass the conflict of interest test if he is not a shareholder or a director in the board of Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd (CSKC), now a subsidiary of The India Cements Ltd, said a Supreme Court lawyer. "Srinivasan cannot be said to be...
  • India Cements transfers CSK to new subsidiary February 11, 2015

    N Srinivasan led India Cements' board approved transfer of IPL team CSK to a wholly-owned subsidiary Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd. ...
  • IPL Scandal: India Cements transfers CSK to new subsidiary February 11, 2015

    Chennai: BCCI President-in-exile N Srinivasan led India Cements' board on Wednesday approved transfer of IPL team CSK to a wholly-owned subsidiary Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd. A decision to this effect was taken at a Board meeting of the company held here. "Pursuant to the decision of Board of Directors of...
  • Pune added to IPL match hosting venues February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Pune and Chennai have been added to the list of host venues for this season's Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament, scheduled in April-May, after missing out on the distinction in 2014 due to different reasons. "At the request of King's XI Punjab, we have decided to allot two or...
  • Delhi polls making headlines in Chennai, residents excited February 5, 2015

    Delhi polls are making headlines far away in Chennai. "The fight between Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi is very interesting," said a resident. ...
  • Trisha Krishnan's fiance Varun Manian getting threatening calls regarding IPL team? February 4, 2015

    Chennai: Amid reports of him buying Chennai Super Kings owned by N Srinivasan's India Cements Ltd, realty developer and Tamil film producer Varun Manian has denied purchasing any team. "Just Engaged. No plans to buy any Team. LEAVE ME ALONE...," Varun Manian said in a micro blogging site. Last week he...
  • 'If I were FM, will allocate funds to those studying arts and humanities' February 4, 2015

    Preparations are underway to present the annual budget in Parliament in February. Chennai based college student Suweksha Gupta said, " The government doesn't prioritise those studying arts and humanities. Funds are always allocated to those in the sciences." ...
  • Srinivasan summons select units on Feb 5, Thakur not intimated February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Barred by the Supreme Court to contest the elections, BCCI's president-in-exile N Srinivasan has called an informal meeting in Chennai on Thursday for some of the affiliated units to decide his future course of action. "Srinivasan has called a meeting in Chennai on February 5 which can be called...
  • Is it time for a leadership change in Congress? January 30, 2015

    Former union minister Jayanthi Natarajan resigned from the primary membership of the party. In a strong worded letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi followed by a press conference in Chennai, Jayanthi said that she was pained by the treatment meted out to her by the party. ...
  • MS Dhoni speaks on IPL scam, doesn't expect speculation to stop January 25, 2015

    Sydney: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni finally broke his silence over the IPL spot-fixing scandal on Sunday, saying that he does not expect the speculation around his name to stop anytime soon despite nothing concrete coming up against him. Dhoni, who captains Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, has...
  • Srinivasan ready to cut off ties with CSK for BCCI return: reports January 25, 2015

    BCCI president in-exile N Srinivasan has decided to give up on his Indian Premier League franchisee Chennai Super Kings following the Supreme Court's ban on BCCI office bearers having any commercial interests in the board's activities. According to reports on Sunday, Srinivasan has apparently told BCCI members that he would keep...
  • IPL Scandal: Professional engagement distinct from commercial interest, says SC January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Dragging names of former players donning different roles in cricket did not cut much ice for N Srinivasan to remain at the helm of BCCI affairs, as the Supreme Court drew a clear distinction between commercial interest and professional engagement of a player on account of his proficiency...
  • Five questions after SC indicts Srinivasan, Meiyappan, Kundra in IPL Scandal January 22, 2015

    In a scathing indictment of the BCCI-president-in-exile N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Thursday came down hard on him and barred him from contesting the Indian cricket board's next elections. Delivering its verdict in the Indian Premier League spot-fixing case, the apex court also ruled Chennai Super Kings team principal...
  • SC verdict will impact all sports bodies: Justice Mukul Mudgal January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Welcoming the Supreme Court verdict barring N Srinivasan from contesting any BCCI election on grounds of conflict of interest, head of IPL-6 spot-fixing and betting probe committee Justice Mukul Mudgal today said that it will have far reaching ramifications as it will also impact on all sports bodies. Delivering...
  • Permitting conflict of interest in BCCI against public policy: SC January 22, 2015

    New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday held that public policy was not a static concept and it varies with time and from generation to generation, but what was in public good and public interest cannot be opposed to public policy and vice versa. The bench of Justice T.S....
  • It's N Srinivasan's call to decide on his future: BCCI on SC ruling January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The BCCI top brass on Thursday remained tightlipped about the Board's future course of action after the Supreme Court barred its sidelined President N Srinivasan from contesting any elections on grounds of conflict of interest. Srinivasan's company India Cements owns IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings and the Tamil Nadu...