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  • China building South China Sea island big enough for airstrip: Report 2 hours 13 minutes ago

    Washington: Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could be its first offshore airstrip in the South China Sea, a leading defense publication said on Friday. The construction has stoked concern that China may be converting disputed...
  • Watch: AR Rahman talks about working with Rajinikanth on 'Lingaa' 3 hours 29 minutes ago

    Be it songs like 'Mona Gasolina' and 'En Mannavaa', the soundtrack of 'Lingaa' is already making news. Catch Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman talk about his music in Rajinikanth's eagerly-awaited film 'Lingaa'. ...
  • Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan now has a YouTube channel; plans to share his writing, poems 3 hours 49 minutes ago

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan now has an official YouTube channel titled Ulaganayagan Tube. It was recently launched and has over 2,000 subscribers and over 50,000 views. The channel, which is managed by K Vaai Mozhi team, already features two Q and A sessions with Kamal Haasan, writer-director R.C Shakti and music...
  • Telugu actor-producer Mohan Babu dedicates 40 years of his movie career to his friends and fans 4 hours 32 minutes ago

    Chennai: Actor-producer Manchu Mohan Babu, who has completed four decades in Telugu filmdom, has dedicated the proud moment and his success to fans and friends who have stood by him in this journey. "I must thank all those people who were around me and supported me during these 40 years. But...
  • Assad Fudadin to replace Darren Bravo in Windies Test squad 6 hours 3 minutes ago

    St. John's: Guyana left-hander Assad Fudadin will replace Darren Bravo in the 15-man Test squad for the tour of South Africa, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced. The 29-year-old Fudadin played three Tests in 2012 and has mainly campaigned with West Indies A since then. He made his debut against...
  • Australia eye top ODI spot on back of sizzling Smith 10 hours 53 minutes ago

    Australia may have already clinched the series against South Africa but they have the incentive of top spot on the world one-day rankings in Sunday's fifth ODI in Sydney. The Australians reeled in South Africa's 267 for eight with a thrilling century from Steve Smith to claim a three-wicket win over...
  • 4th ODI: Smith ton seals Australia's series win over South Africa Yesterday

    Melbourne: Steve Smith smashed a brilliant century to lead Australia to a series-clinching three-wicket win over South Africa in the fourth one-day international on Friday. Smith hit a career-best 104 from 112 deliveries to register his second ODI hundred as the Australians passed South Africa's 267 for eight with six balls...
  • Mithali Raj retained as ODI and T20 captain Yesterday

    Mumbai: Right-hander Mithali Raj will skipper the Indian women's cricket team against visiting South Africa in the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series and the lone Twenty20 International. "The women's selection committee met here Friday to pick the Indian teams for the ODI series and T20I against South Africa," Board of Control...
  • Things turn bitter between Tamil actor Vishal Krishna and South Indian film artistes' association president R Sarath Kumar Yesterday

    Chennai: Actor Vishal has hit out at South Indian Film Artistes' Association president R Sarath Kumar for threatening to remove him from SIFAA for allegedly making derogatory remarks. Vishal has denied making any such remarks against the association and asked Sarath to produce proof. Sarath Kumar had stated in Tiruchirappali yesterday that...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 4th ODI Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: South Africa have won the toss and have opted to bat. Australia lead the five match ODI series 2-1. Teams: Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, James Faulkner, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile,...
  • Thrilled to visit the Golden Temple: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley 2 days ago

    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks about coming to India and what it meant to visit the Golden Temple. "I was thrilled to visit the Golden Temple," said Nikki Haley. ...
  • Saradha scam: CBI raids premises owned by Saradha group in Kolkata, South 24 Parganas District 2 days ago

    Kolkata: CBI officials on Thursday conducted search operations in Saradha group's properties located in Kolkata. The investigators are searching the premises of Saradha Gardens in the Bishnupur area of South 24 Parganas district from where the company started its business some seven years ago. Raids are also being conducted at a...
  • 'Rangoon' first look: A lungi-clad Gautham Karthik stares you down from the first poster of the Rajkumar Periasamy film 2 days ago

    'Rangoon', the latest offering from Fox Star Studios and AR Murugadoss, began its shooting this month. Starring actor Gautham Karthik in the lead, the film is being directed by Murugadoss' protege Rajkumar Periasamy. ...
  • South Africa's Imran Tahir in doubt for fourth ODI vs Australia 2 days ago

    South Africa could be without frontline spin bowler Imran Tahir for the fourth one-dayer against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after he injured his knee in the 73-run defeat in Canberra on Wednesday. The 35-year-old leg spinner did not bat in the loss at Manuka Oval, which left the tourists...
  • Indian-origin South Carolina Governor all praise for Modi's 'pro-business' attitude 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Indian-origin US Republican leader Nikki Haley is all praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his approach to the country's economy. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, the South Carolina Governor said that she had adopted a similar project like PM's 'Make in India' campaign in her state. "I...
  • 3rd ODI: Aaron Finch drives Australia to victory over South Africa 3 days ago

    Sydney: Australia's Aaron Finch hit his fifth one-day international century to drive the hosts to a 73-run victory over South Africa in Canberra on Wednesday and a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Finch put on 118 for the first wicket with David Warner (53) and went on to score 109...
  • Akkineni Nagarjuna's new Telugu film 'Soggade Chinni Nayana' launched in Hyderabad 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: Akkineni Nagarjuna's next Telugu film tentatively titled "Soggade Chinni Nayana" was launched here Wednesday. The film features the actor in a dual role as grandfather and grandson. "The film was officially launched in Annapurna Studios with a puja. Regular shooting will start shortly in Rajahmundry," a source from the film's...
  • Actor Ravi Teja to play Akshay Kumar's role in Telugu remake of 'Special 26' 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Telugu superstar Ravi Teja is all set to play the role of actor Akshay Kumar in Telugu remake of "Special 26". Confirming this Ravi, who is at the moment shooting for the sequel to the Telugu version of "Kick" says: "The Telugu-Tamil producer Thyagarajan who is actor Prashanth's father has...
  • Happy birthday Arun Vijay: Tamil actor posts adorable cake-smeared photo with his kids 3 days ago

    Look who turned 36 today! Tamil actor Arun Vijay posted an adorable photo of him, all cake-smeared, laughing with his two cute kids. That's quite a family pic, we must say.The actor, who will be seen in the eagerly-awaited flick 'Thala 55', just finished shooting a peppy song for the...
  • Comic actors Shiva, Bobby Simhaa to collaborate in Tamil entertainer 'Masala Padam' 3 days ago

    Chennai: Actors "Mirchi" Shiva and Bobby Simhaa, who are popular for their comical screen presence, have joined hands for upcoming Tamil commercial entertainer "Masala Padam". "Shiva and Simhaa play the lead heroes in the film. Their combo is sure to attract lot of attention. It's a commercial film quite contrary to...
  • 'Aval Appadithan' filmmaker C Rudhraiya passes away 3 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil filmmaker C. Rudhraiya, who was popular for his critically acclaimed film "Aval Appadithan", passed away here late Tuesday night. He was 67. According to a family source, Rudhraiya breathed his last in a private hospital. "He was suffering from health-related issues. After being briefly hospitalised, he passed away yesterday (Tuesday),"...
  • West Indies confirm 14 players picked for SA tour sign contracts 3 days ago

    St. John's: A month after a pay dispute controversially derailed its tour to India, the West Indies Cricket Board has confirmed that 14 top-flight players have signed contracts committing them to a three-Test series in South Africa. The Board of Control for Cricket in India, the most powerful stakeholder in the...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI 3 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Australia have won the toss and have opted to bat against South Africa in the third ODI. Five match series is levelled at 1-1. Teams: Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey(c), Mitchell Marsh,...
  • 'En Mannavaa': Sonakshi Sinha glows in red as she dances with Rajinikanth in this new song teaser from 'Lingaa' 4 days ago

    Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is making her Tamil debut opposite superstar Rajinikanth in upcoming Tamil actioner 'Lingaa', says she thoroughly enjoyed working in the film and also learnt from the experience.Directed by KS Ravi Kumar, 'Lingaa' marks Rajinikanth's third film with the filmmaker after 'Muthu' and 'Padayappa'. The film is...
  • Australian selectors rely on team depth to tide over batting cris 4 days ago

    Sydney: Australian national selectors have opted not to redesign an under-pressure cricket team, ahead of the third One-Day International (ODI) of a five-match series against tourists South Africa Wednesday even as captain Michael Clarke remains in grave danger of missing the action due to a debilitating hamstring injury. The Clarke-less Australia...
  • South Africa's Dale Steyn plays down 'silly' Clarke feud 4 days ago

    South African paceman Dale Steyn played down his rift with Australia captain Michael Clarke on Tuesday, saying their supposed feud had been "a bit silly". Clarke has been ruled out of the last three matches of the one-day series against the Proteas by a hamstring injury and Steyn said he wished...
  • Trisha Krishnan: I'm not engaged; you will hear it from me directly when I do 4 days ago

    Chennai: Southern actress Trisha Krishnan, who is currently busy shooting for yet-untitled Telugu film with Balakrishna, has denied rumours that she secretly got engaged to producer-businessman Varun Manian in a hush-hush ceremony recently. On Monday, news broke out on Twitter that Trisha was engaged to Varun. "Ola people. FYI I am NOT...
  • I think Modi is bigger than Shah Rukh Khan: Australian Parlamentarian 4 days ago

    Reacting to PM Modi's speech at Allphones Arena and inside the Australian Parliament, New South Wales MP Matt Keyne said, "Modi is a rockstar. We just had Shah Rukh Khan in Australia and I think Modi is bigger than Shah Rukh Khan. There's been a tangible air of excitement about...