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  • Shah Rukh Khan denies playing a 17 year-old in 'Fan' 3 hours 30 minutes ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • I stand vindicated: Lalit Modi January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Claiming to have been vindicated after the Supreme Court barred N Srinivsan from contesting BCCI Presidential elections owing to conflict of interest, sacked IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi on Thursday said the verdict will clean up corruption in the game. "Extremely happy with the Hon. Supreme Court judgement on #srinivasan...
  • Landmark IPL Verdict: Who said what January 22, 2015

    In a major setback to sidelined BCCI president N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Thursday said he cannot contest elections for the cricket board's governing body presidency as long as he is involved in a "conflict of interest" situation as an owner of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings. The apex court...
  • IPL spot-fixing timeline: From a shameful episode to a landmark judgement January 22, 2015

    The Supreme Court delivered its verdict on the IPL spot-fixing case on Thursday, more than two years after Indian cricket's most embarrassing episode broke out in May 2013 during IPL6. The landmark judgement saw the apex court banning any BCCI official, including N Srinivasan, with commercial interests while finding team officials...
  • N Srinivasan has to choose between CSK and BCCI, says Supreme Court January 22, 2015

    The Supreme Court on Thursday disallowed Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) chief-in-exile N Srinivasan from contesting elections to the cricket board. In a 130-page verdict on Thursday, the apex court said that Srinivasan as the BCCI chief and owner of an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise had created...
  • Judgement Day: Srinivasan, CSK await SC verdict in IPL spot-fixing case January 22, 2015

    Sports is a precarious profession, marked by competitive labour as players are quick to pounce on the limited tenure of contracts that come their way. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a prime example of one such world that exists, taking most of us by surprise as fans tend to...
  • IPL Spot-fixing: Supreme Court to give final verdict today January 22, 2015

    Almost 18 months after the scandal broke out, the Supreme Court of India will give its final verdict on the IPL match-fixing scandal that shook the sub-continent. ...
  • IPL Spot-fixing: Supreme Court to give final verdict today January 21, 2015

    Almost 18 months after the scandal broke out, the Supreme Court of India will give its final verdict on the IPL match-fixing scandal that shook the sub-continent. N.Srinivasan will be well placed on Thursday to know what the future holds in store for him as the former BCCI President is still...
  • Bill planned to rename Madras, Bombay high courts January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The iconic high courts of Bombay and Madras may soon undergo a change in their nomenclature. Amid demands, the Centre is mulling changing the names of the two high courts through an Act of Parliament. The Law Ministry has started working on a bill to rename Bombay and...
  • Air India pilot assaults flight engineer inside cockpit at Chennai airport January 17, 2015

    Chennai: An Air India pilot assaulted a flight engineer inside cockpit at Chennai airport. The pilot pushed the engineer while they were inside the cockpit as the latter went inside to get his diary signed. The incident led to the delay of the flight AI 143 from Delhi-Chennai-Paris by an hour...