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  • Tamil Nadu number one state in electoral corruption: Amit Shah 1 hour 44 minutes ago

    Coimbatore: Alleging that Tamil Nadu is the number one state in electoral corruption, BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday asked party workers to be alert and make efforts to check money flow during elections. "Tamil Nadu is the number one state in the country where money plays a bigger role...
  • Abhinav Mukund to lead Tamil Nadu in Ranji Trophy final against Karnataka Yesterday

    Chennai: Having successfully led the Tamil Nadu into the Ranji finals, Abhinav Mukund is once again set to captain the side in the title clash against holders Karnataka starting Sunday. The Tamil Nadu Cricket Assication (TNCA) released a 16-member squad that will prepare for one final flourish in the five-day title...
  • 'Kaaki Sattai' strikes gold at box office, earns Rs 15 crores in four days of its release 2 days ago

    Chennai: Actor Sivakarthikeyan-starrer Tamil actioner 'Kaaki Sattai' has netted Rs.15.58 crore in first four days since its release in Tamil Nadu. "The film registered the biggest opening in Sivakarthikeyan's career. It has collected Rs.15.58 crore till Monday since its release. It's turning out to be a highly profitable venture and fourth...
  • My team never made me feel like a debutant: Prasath Ramar 2 days ago

    Chennai: Director Prasath Ramar says his team never made him feel like a newcomer on the sets of his forthcoming Tamil psychological thriller. "I've known most of the team members who worked in 'Enakkul Oruvan' from my days as an assistant director in 'Pizza'. I've maintained a very healthy relationship with...
  • Tamil Nadu set up Ranji Trophy final clash with Karnataka 3 days ago

    If Maharashtra were investors in a bull market, they may have gained from a 'high risk, high returns' approach on the final day. But against an experienced Tamil Nadu side, the need of the hour was patience and a calm approach. Once that was thrown out of the window, there...
  • 'Yennai Arindhaal' director Gautham Vasudev Menon's next film titled 'Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada' 4 days ago

    Chennai: Filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon's upcoming Tamil romantic-drama with actor Silambarasan aka Simbu has been titled "Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada", inspired by a popular song. The song originally featured in 1960 Tamil film "Mannadhi Mannan", starring M.G. Ramachandran. In a statement, Gautham said the title is apt for the story. The regular shooting of...
  • 'OK Kanmani' trailer: Mani Ratnam, AR Rahman weave magic with this effervescent romance 4 days ago

    Starring Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen in lead roles, the film 'OK Kanmani' has been produced by Mani Ratnam's production house Madras Talkies. ...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy Score: Semi-final, Day 5 4 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down the bottom of the page) Day 4 Report: Centuries from Swapnil Gugale (154) and Chirag Khurana (125) helped Maharashtra end at 394/5 on Day 4 to still trail Tamil Nadu by 155 runs in their Ranji Trophy semi-final at the Eden Gardens on Saturday. Earlier, Tamil Nadu...
  • Ranji Trophy: Gugale, Khurana hit tons to keep Maharashtra in hunt 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Centuries from top-order batsmen Swapnil Gugale and Chirag Khurana kept Maharashtra in the hunt against a wary Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy cricket semi-final at Eden Gardens on Saturday. Resuming the day 439 runs behind, opener and comeback man Gugale slammed 154 with 28 fours, while No 3 batsman...
  • 'Ok Kanmani': Trailer for Mani Ratnam's Tamil romantic-drama to be unveiled today 5 days ago

    Chennai: The much awaited trailer of ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam's Tamil romantic-drama "Ok Kanmani", which features Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen in the lead, will be unveiled online Sunday. "The trailer will be launched March 1. The film will hit the screens in April. The team is currently busy with the...
  • Lyricist Thamarai stages protest over missing husband 5 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil lyricist Thamarai, who is popular for her work in films such as "Minnale" and "Yennai Arindhaal", says she has decided to launch a protest to find out the whereabouts of her husband who went missing a few months back. Thamarai staged a protest here Friday with her son to...
  • Actress Neetu Chandra gets injured on sets of 'Vaigai Express' while while performing an action sequence 5 days ago

    Chennai: Actress Neetu Chandra, who is currently shooting for Tamil musical thriller "Vaigai Express", got bruised while performing an action sequence on the sets of the film here. "Neetu got injured in a struggle sequence. She was left bruised and her left eye was swollen. The director quickly called off the...
  • Upcoming Tamil film 'Kallappadam' selected for two Australian film festivals 5 days ago

    Chennai: Upcoming Tamil film "Kallappadam", a story about how first-timers try and make a film, has been chosen in the foreign feature film category in the upcoming Revelation Perth International Film Festival and the Melbourne Underground Film Festival. While Revelation Perth International Film Festival will take place from July 2 to...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15: Semi-finals, Day 4 5 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 3 Report: A half-century from opener Swapnil Gugale (56 not out) helped Maharashtra post 110/1 at stumps on Day 3 after Tamil Nadu ended their first innings at 549 at the Eden Gardens. Meanwhile, battling long and hard, Mumbai were...
  • Ranji Trophy: Tamil Nadu leave Maharashtra with a mountain to climb in semis 5 days ago

    Tamil Nadu's lower order prolonged Maharashtra's agony and ran them ragged with a display of great resilience to lift the team to an imposing first-innings total of 546 in the Ranji Trophy semifinal on Friday (February 27). That it took them 226.4 overs over two-and-a-half days to achieve it didn't...
  • 'PK' Tamil remake: Kamal Haasan says the producers have only initiated talks; says someone jumped the gun and leaked the news 6 days ago

    Mumbai: All the talk of Kamal Haasan doing the Tamil version of Rajkumar Hirani's directorial "PK", is just talk, no more, says the actor. "The producers have only initiated talks. I am in Mauritus on recce for my next film for my own production company. Someone has jumped the gun and...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy Semi-finals, Day 3 6 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Half-centuries from Abhimanyu Mithun and R Samarth helped Karnataka end the second day of their Ranji Trophy 2014-15 semifinal against Mumbai in a virtually impregnable position at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. On Thursday (February 26),...
  • Ranji Trophy: Ton-up Dinesh Karthik takes Tamil Nadu ahead in semis 6 days ago

    Over the last few seasons, the Eden Gardens in Kolkata has gained the reputation of being a seamer-friendly surface, at least as far as domestic cricket is concerned. Not under-prepared, not overly green, yet enough to keep the faster men interested. The start time - 30 minutes earlier than in...
  • Happy anniversary Rajinikanth and Latha: Fans celebrate Thalaivar's special day on Twitter with vintage photos 1 week ago

    Chennai: On his 34th wedding anniversary Thursday, superstar Rajinikanth briefly spent some time with his fans here at his residence. Several of his fans came to convey their wishes to the 'Thalaiva'. Rajinikanth married Latha Feb 26, 1981. They have two daughters -- Aishwarya and Soundarya. ...
  • Kamal Haasan congratulates Canadian sound mixer Craig Mann on his Oscar win 1 week ago

    Chennai: Canadian sound mixer Craig Mann, who pocketed an Oscar for his work in "Whiplash", has also worked on Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil drama "Uttama Villain". Congratulating Craig on the win, Kamal said he felt like his team had won the award. "When I asked my sound designer Kunal to get the...
  • My love for comedy is immeasurable; my films need to be sure-shot entertainers, says 'Bagavathi' director A Venkatesh 1 week ago

    Chennai: Director A Venkatesh says comedy is an inevitable part of all his films irrespective of their genre because he believes it's the secret to produce a wholesome entertainer for the masses. Known for films such as "Bagavathi", "Duma" and "Sandamarutham", Venkatesh is trying his hands at full-length comedy with upcoming...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, semi-finals, Day 2 1 week ago

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: After being dismissed for a paltry 202 in their first innings, Karnataka hit back strongly with skipper and seamer Vinay Kumar taking six wickets to bundle out Mumbai for 44 in just 15.3 overs on the first...
  • Ranji Trophy: Tamil Nadu in control against Maharashtra in semis 1 week ago

    Maharashtra, an unheralded outfit seeking a repeat of last year, against Tamil Nadu, a side packed with players of varying international experience, promised an intriguing contest on a lively Eden Gardens deck. Before play started, it seemed like Tamil Nadu had it in them to negate Maharashtra's bowling threat - the...
  • AR Rahman's band NAFS debuts, performs at the Global Indian Music Awards February 25, 2015

    Mumbai: Music maestro AR Rahman's band NAFS gave its maiden performance here at the fifth edition of Gionee Star Global Indian Music Awards (GiMA). The awards ceremony took place Tuesday in the presence of the crème de la crème of the music and film fraternity. The ceremony, hosted by singer Mika Singh...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, semis February 25, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) An exciting battle is on cards when a resurgent Mumbai lock horns with defending champions Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy semi-final match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Sworn enemies on the cricket field, both captains Aditya Tare and R Vinay Kumar, will...
  • Five advocates debarred from practice in Chennai February 24, 2015

    Chennai: Five advocates allegedly involved in the murder of another lawyer at a local court have been debarred from practising in courts or having any other lawyer appear on their behalf until completion of disciplinary proceedings against them. The Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry issued the orders on...
  • Ranji Trophy semis: A contest between Maharashtra's pace and Tamil Nadu's experience February 24, 2015

    Not too long ago, Kolkata's Eden Gardens - iconic and magnificent, old world, yet charming - was said to be India's answer to The G. Greats of the game have reminisced about the lull that accompanied an Indian wicket and the spontaneous roar that resonated across the stands after the dismissal...
  • 'Yennai Arindhaal' : Director Gautham Vasudev Menon says he discovered his commercial side with the Ajith Kumar-starrer February 24, 2015

    Chennai: Filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon, who is basking in the success of his latest Tamil release 'Yennai Arindhaal', says he realised he can also make commercial films through his experience of working in the film. "The initial response to 'Yennai Arindhaal' was that it didn't have all the quintessential commercial elements,...
  • 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...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Quarter-finals February 20, 2015

    (Scroll down for score updates) With Maharashtra already in the semi-finals, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Mumbai look for outright wins to secure the other three spots. Catch the Day 4 action with live updates below. ...