MURUGAN

  • Centre is run by RSS: Teesta Setalvad 6 days ago

    Chennai: Accusing the BJP government at the Centre as one being "run" by RSS, social activist Teesta Setalvad on Saturday alleged that issues like "Sanskritisation" were part of a process to change India into a Hindu state. "I believe the government at the Centre is run by RSS. It is an...
  • Caste politics only spreads hatred, says Tamil author Meena Kandasamy January 23, 2015

    Tamil poet, author and activist Meena Kandasamy speaks to CNN-IBN about the controversy involving Author Perumal Murugan at the Jaipur Literature Festival. ...
  • Madras HC asks Perumal Murugan to explain his changed stance January 20, 2015

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday said that it will issue a notice to writer Perumal Murugan so that he could narrate the sequence of events following which he changed his stance. The first bench comprising Chief Justice Kaul and justice Sundaresh expressed large concern in extra judicial groups...
  • Sivakarthikeyan to start shooting for 'Rajini Murugan' in the interiors of Tamil Nadu; will shoot non-stop for 40 days January 20, 2015

    Chennai: The team of actor Sivakarthikeyan-starrer Tamil comedy "Rajini Murugan" will start shooting in the interiors of Tamil Nadu in places such as Madurai and Trichy starting Wednesday for around 40 days. "We've already completed about 50 percent of the film. The rest should be completed in our next schedule in...
  • Administration let down Tamil writer Perumal Murugan, says his lawyer January 15, 2015

    Tamil writer Perumal Murugan who was forced to drop his pen forever following protests by fringe Hindu outfits in Namakkal over his book 'Madhorubagan' was "totally let down" by the district administration, says his lawyer and the Special Public Prosecutor for the CBI in the Madurai Bench of the Madras...
  • Tamil writer Perumal Murugan quits writing after his book faced protests from Hindutva outfit January 14, 2015

    Chennai: Tamil writer Perumal Murugan announced that he will quit writing after his book 'Maadh-oru-bagan' faced protests from Hindutva outfits over several days. He appealed to the saffron outfits to leave him alone. The outfits had burnt copies of his book in Tiruchengode last month, alleging that it defamed the...
  • Filmmaker Samuthirakani all set to play a baddie in upcoming Tamil film 'Rajini Murugan' November 15, 2014

    Chennai: Samuthirakani, who not very long ago was passionately directing films, is currently busy being an actor. Popular for his character roles, the actor-director will next be seen playing a villain for the first time in upcoming Tamil film "Rajini Murugan". "Samuthirakani is playing the villain in our film. Audiences have...
  • Victims' families oppose TN decision to free Rajiv killers, move SC March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The family members of the victims in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case have moved the Supreme Court against the Tamil Nadu government's decision to release all seven convicts in the case. The Supreme Court will hear the petition on March 6. The Centre has already obtained a stay...
  • Opposition growing in TN to release of Rajiv case convicts: Congress February 24, 2014

    Tamil Nadu Congress on Monday claimed that there was growing opposition in the state to the Jayalalithaa government's move to release all seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and urged it to reconsider the decision. "A wave of opposition is sweeping the people against the proposed release....the Congress party...
  • TN to counter Centre's plea against release of Rajiv assassins February 24, 2014

    Days after the Supreme Court stayed the release of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the Centre has sought a stay on the release of four others. ...
  • Differentiate Tamil cause from support for Rajiv Gandhi killers February 24, 2014

    The first political reaction that played out on TV screens, after the Supreme Court commuted death sentences of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case on Wednesday, was from MDMK General Secretary Vaiko. The former Member of Parliament and well known Tamil Nadu politician has been closely involved in the...
  • Rajiv assassination case: Centre moves SC against release of four others February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after the Supreme Court stayed the release of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the Centre has sought a stay on the release of four others. Nalini, Robert Pious, Jayakumar and Ravichandran are serving life sentences in the case. They, along with their three associates Perarivalan, Murugan...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: 'Appeal to Rahul to forgive my parents' February 21, 2014

    Harithra Sriharan, daughter of Nalini and Murugan the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, on Friday appealed to Rahul Gandhi to forgive them. "They have written letters to me. They say they regret everything," she said. ...
  • Rajiv Gandhi killers' daughter thanks Jayalalithaa for her decision February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The daughter of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's killers Nalini and Murugan, has expressed happiness with the Tamil Nadu government's decision to free her parents. Thanking Jayalalithaa, Nalini and Murugan's daughter Harithra said, "Jayalalithaa Amma gave me the best present in the world. It means the world to me....
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: tracing the trial February 20, 2014

    Chennai: The Rajiv Gandhi assassination case has witnessed several twists and turns during past 23 years. Though all 26 accused were awarded death penalty by a TADA court near Chennai in 1998, the Supreme Court confirmed capital punishment only in the case of Murugan, Santhan (both Sri Lankan Tamils),...
  • 'Cuckoo' has intricacies you find in novels: Kamal Haasan February 19, 2014

    Chennai: Actorfilmmaker Kamal Haasan is impressed by the trailer of Tamil drama 'Cuckoo'. He says it features details as intricate as one would find in a novel. The trailer was shown Tuesday at the film's audio launch, where Kamal was the chief guest. "I may not have the regular cinema philosophies, but...
  • Tamil Nadu decides to release all seven killers of Rajiv Gandhi February 19, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu government has decided to release all seven assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, including AG Perarivalan and Nalini. The other killers who will be freed are Santhan, Murugan, Robert Pious, Jayakumar and Ravichandran, said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in Chennai on Wednesday. The decision to...
  • SC commutes death penalty of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins to life February 18, 2014

    Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death penalty of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins to life imprisonment. The death sentence has been commuted on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. The lawyers have called the judgment a step in the right direction. ...
  • Has SC set wrong precedent by commuting death of Rajiv Gandhi Killers? February 18, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death penalty of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins to life imprisonment. The death sentence has been commuted on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. ...
  • Karunanidhi welcomes SC verdict on Rajiv Gandhi killers February 18, 2014

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi has welcomed the Supreme Court decision on the mercy plea of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins. Karunanidhi has also appealed that the three be released. "I congratulate them and request the central government to release them by considering the prison time that they have...
  • SC commutes death penalty of Rajiv Gandhi killers to life imprisonment February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death penalty of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins to life imprisonment. The death sentence has been commuted on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. The judgement was delivered by a bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, which had...
  • SC to decide on mercy plea of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins today February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday deliver its judgement on the mercy petition by former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins. They are seeking to commute their death sentence on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. The judgement will be delivered by a bench headed by Chief Justice...
  • Singapore to impose alcohol ban along Hindu festival route January 15, 2014

    Singapore: Singapore will impose an alcohol ban in the area where the Hindu religious festival Thaipusam is to be celebrated on Friday, police said. The ban would be in force from 6 pm tomorrow to 6 am local time next Monday in the Little India precinct, where weekend alcohol ban...
  • AIADMK functionary hacked to death in Madurai September 25, 2013

    An AIADMK functionary was on Wednesday hacked to death by a sevenmember gang on his way to office from home in the busy Munichalai area, police said. The deceased, identified as Mayil Murugan (40) was a director of the 'Janata Cooperative Society' and 72nd block member of the AIADMK party, they...
  • Plea seeking reinvestigation of Rajiv Gandhi case in HC May 28, 2013

    Madurai: A PIL seeking to reinvestigate the the assassination case of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi has been filed in the Madras High Court bench in Madurai on Tuesday. The petitioner V Santhakumaresan, an advocate, said in his PIL that "the reinvestigation, in the interest of justice, may bring out...
  • Tamil review: 'Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga' fails to entertain March 31, 2013

    Cast: Vimal, Sivakarthikeyan, Bindu Madhavi, Regina Cassandra, Delhi Ganesh and Parota Soori Director: Pandiraj What you get to see in Pandiraj's 'Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga' (KBKR) is not out of the box, intelligent or not even inspiring, but just plain entertainment that will make you leave the cinema hall with a sigh...
  • Hanging Rajiv Gandhi's killers will be incorrect: Former judge February 24, 2013

    Chennai: The recent execution of Afzal Guru has brought the spotlight back on the legality of hanging those who have been serving long sentences in jail after being awarded the death sentence. Thirteen years after awarding death penalty to Rajiv Gandhi's assassins, former Supreme Court judge Justice KT Thomas said that...
  • Vinay to romance three heroines in a film February 20, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil actor Vinay Rai will woo three debutante heroines in upcoming romanticdrama 'Senthatti Kaalai Sevatha Kaalai', which will also see him in a double role. "Samuthirka, Kaambari and Shilpi Verma are the female leads of the film, which will be helmed by the actor. Vinay will essay dual roles for...
  • Facing arrest, CRPF jawan agrees to marry lover November 17, 2012

    Salem (TN): Facing arrest on a complaint of cheating by his lover, a CRPF constable who allegedly dumped her after making her pregnant agreed to marry her. Murugan of Attur was in love with his 25year old neighbour for the past two year, but went back on his promise to...
  • Complaint lodged suspecting mystery over AVM's death September 12, 2012

    AVM Murugan, eldest son of legendary producer AVM Meiyyappa Chettiyar, passed away in Chennai on Monday. He was credited as one of the founders of Tamil Film Producers Council. Meanwhile, his son Karthik Meyappan has lodged a complaint with the police, suspecting some mystery in Murugan's death. Following this, the police...