Tamils

  • Working with AR Rahman for 'Kaaviya Thalaivan' is a rare privilege, says actress Vedhika Kumar 8 hours 10 minutes ago

    Chennai: Southern actress Vedhika Kumar considers working with Oscarwinning composer A.R. Rahman for the second time in upcoming Tamil drama "Kaaviya Thalaivan" a "rare privilege" as everybody longs for one opportunity to work with the maestro. "I have worked with Rahman sir previously in "Sakkarakatti". I have grown up listening to...
  • Puducherry: Opposition Congress demands probe into 'fake certificates' issue Yesterday

    Puducherry: The opposition Congress on Sunday demanded a detailed probe into the fake certificates allegedly issued by Revenue department for students applying for admission to professional courses under government quota. Puducherry Pradesh Congress Committee AV Subramanian said in a release on Sunday that a girl student...
  • Elangovan welcomes Centre's decision to rollback circular on Hindi 4 days ago

    Chennai: DMK Leader Elangovan welcomed Centre's decision to roll back its decision to make Hindi necessary in colleges across the country. He, however, criticised Centre for imposing a particular language on educational institutions. "That is what we have been telling. It should be left to the institution and college to decide....
  • 'Kaththi' teaser: Ilayathalapathy Vijay stares at you from inside a giant cement pipe in AR Murugadoss' latest film 4 days ago

    There are shadows, there is dust. Tamil actor Vijay moves in those shadows with some remarkable weapons. Then in a 360 degree shot, he stares you down from inside a gigantic cement pipe.The first teaser for AR Murugadoss' latest film 'Kaththi' relies heavily on great background score and the screen...
  • Tamil Nadu: Man beaten up for sexual assault of mentally ill woman dies 4 days ago

    Virudhunagar: A 41year old man who allegedly outraged the modesty of a mentally challenged woman died after he was beaten up by her family members, three of whom surrendered before a local court on Thursday, police said. Murugesan had outraged the modesty of the woman three days ago...
  • Tamil Nadu: CM Jayalalithaa told to appear in court on October 1 in tax case 4 days ago

    Chennai: A court on Thursday asked Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala to appear before it "without fail" on October 1 in income tax returns case. When the matter came up for hearing before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R Dakshinamurthy, the defence counsel filed petitions seeking adjournment of...
  • Tax case: Chennai court summons CM Jayalalithaa on October 1 4 days ago

    Chennai: The Egmore Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate on Thursday directed Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and her partner Sasikala to appear in the Income Tax (IT) case on October 1. The case is related to the nonfiling of income tax returns by Jayalalithaa and Sasikala in their individual capacity for 199394. Complaints were...
  • Tamil Nadu: 3000 fishermen go on indefinite fast 4 days ago

    Nagapattinam: Thousands of fishermen along with their family members from 63 fishing hamlets in the district on Thursday commenced an indefinite fast demanding the authorities to initiate immediate action for getting the release of 23 fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan navy. The fishermen were arrested in separate incidents by the navy...
  • Tamil Nadu CM Jaya opposes UGC's Hindi circular, says it's illegal 5 days ago

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has strongly opposed the Universities Grants Commission (UGC)'s circular for compulsory Hindi in the colleges. In a statement she said "the UGC circular is unacceptable and illegal. The circular wouldn't apply for Tamil Nadu universities. Tamil Nadu universities under state government control...
  • 'Main Hoon Rajinikanth' a tribute to thalaivar: Adithya Menon 5 days ago

    Chennai: Southern actor Adithya Menon, who has worked in films such as 'Villua' and 'Eega', says his upcoming Hindi film 'Main Hoon Rajinikanth' is a a 'tribute' to the Tamil superstar and is not intended to portray him in a 'bad light'. Actor Rajinikanth Wednesday petitioned in Madras High Court for...
  • 'Kaththi' behindthescenes: Vijay dances, Samantha blushes, AR Murugadoss takes it easy on the set 5 days ago

    Be honest. You've always wanted to know what happens on the sets of an AR Murugadoss film. Well, now's your chance. A 30second video posted by the makers of the upcoming Tamil thriller 'Kaththi' showcases the starcast, the director as well as the music director Anirudh having a blast on...
  • Tamil Nadu: Mother of ten dies of complications during delivery 5 days ago

    Dindigul: A 35yearold woman, mother of 10 children, died along with her still born 11th child following complications during advanced stage of pregnancy at the government hospital, a senior health official said on Wednesday. Chitra, wife of an autodriver, was suffering from malnutrition and had been carrying on with her routine...
  • Madras HC seeks details on number of cases registered against teachers 5 days ago

    Madurai: The Madras High Court bench on Wednesday sought details from police on the number of cases registered against teachers on complaints of students committing suicide after being reprimanded/punished by teachers. Justice N Kirubakaran gave the direction while hearing a petition filed by John Kennedy, Principal...
  • Madras High Court seeks details of cyber crime complaints 5 days ago

    Madurai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the cyber crime cell of Tamil Nadu Police to submit to it by September 22 details of complaints received in the past one decade of offences like sharing objectionable photographs of women on the Internet. The details, including status of the complaints, should...
  • Tamil Nadu Governor greets Narendra Modi on his birthday 6 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah on Wednesday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday. "I wish you a long, happy and healthy life in your distinguished service to the people and the nation," Rosaiah said in his greetings to Modi who turned 64. "You are our nation's pride,...
  • CM Jayalalithaa greets Narendra Modi on his 64th birthday 6 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 64th birthday wishing him many years of good health to serve the country. "On the joyous occasion of your birthday, I would like to convey my felicitations to you and wish you many more happy...
  • Vikram's beastly look in 'I' crafted by the same Academy Awardwinning studio who designed visual effects for 'Avatar', 'Lord of the Rings' 6 days ago

    Chennai: A New Zealand based studio known for its stunning visual effects in Hollywood movies has done the make up for the hero in ace director Shankar's upcoming mega budget Tamil film "I." The hero, Vikram, also plays the role of an eyesorish man and makeup for the character was done...
  • Tamil Nadu: Headmaster arrested for sexually abusing 11yearold girl 6 days ago

    Chennai: A headmaster of a school in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu has been arrested on charges of sexually abusing an 11yearold girl. The Nanguneri allwomen police registered a case against the headmaster Subramani based on a complaint filed by the victim's mother on Monday evening. The incident happened...
  • Jayalalithaa case: Curt defers verdict to September 27 6 days ago

    Bangalore: A special court on Tuesday deferred by a week to September 27 pronouncement of its verdict in the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and three others. Also, the court will deliver its verdict at the makeshift location of Gandhi Bhavan near Parapanna Agrahara Central Prison in...
  • Shankar's 'I' teaser dissected: Prepare to get thrilled by Vikram, who features as two beasts and two heroes 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Okay, we might not have looked at Indian beasts and creatures with too much approval in the past, but this is different. Like, totally different. If you (like us) have been thinking that Indian films should leave the supernatural/special effectsheavy stuff to Hollywood, you are wrong. When we heard...
  • Tamil Nadu's growth up at 7.29 pc in 201314, says CM Jayalalithaa 1 week ago

    Coimbatore: Countering charges of various political parties linking poor governance to lower growth in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday asserted that Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) has increased to 7.29 per cent in 201314 from 3.39 per cent in 201213. Refuting the charges by the parties linking poor performance...
  • DA Case: Jayalalithaa seeks security cover to appear on judgment day 1 week ago

    Bangalore: A petition was filed Monday by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in a special court seeking security cover for appearing before it in the wealth case filed against her and three others, on September 20 when the verdict would be pronounced. Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani...
  • Tamil Nadu: Petitioner fined for filing petitions repeatedly September 14, 2014

    Madurai: The Madras High Court fined a person for filing habeas corpus petitions alleging illegal detention of his 27yearold daughter who had married against his wishes. Dismissing the petition, the Madurai bench of the court comrpising Justice S Manikumar and Justice VS Ravi imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on M...
  • Tamil Nadu: CM Jayalalithaa charges BJP with double standards on fishermen issue September 14, 2014

    Tuticorin: Charging BJP with adopting 'doublestandards' on the fishermen issue, AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday said that voting for the national party will not benefit the people of her state. Campaigning for her party's Tuticorin Mayor candidate for the September 18 bypolls, Jayalalithaa said besides her...
  • HC refuses to interfere in four language formula in Puducherry September 14, 2014

    Puducherry: Refusing to interfere with the fourlanguage formula in the union territory of Puducherry, Madras High Court said English would continue to be the link language for transaction of official business and in the interest of public service. According to language policy of Puducherry, Tamil will be the official language...
  • Tamil Nadu: 100 sovereigns of gold ornaments stolen from shop September 13, 2014

    Coimbatore: At least 100 sovereigns of gold ornaments were looted from a jewellery shop at Sowripalayam area in the city on Saturday, police said. The miscreants gained entry by drilling a hole on the shutters of the shop on the first floor of a building, located in a busy area. Neighbours...
  • J&K floods: NDRF deploys 'boat hospitals', turns to relief operations September 13, 2014

    Srinagar: After undertaking rescue operation in the floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is now focusing on relief operations and had deployed 'boat hospitals' in water logged areas to provide health care facilities to the stranded people. "We have changed our role. For the last one week...
  • Fishermen's body found washed ashore off Sri Lankan coast September 13, 2014

    Ramanathapuram: The body of one of thethree Tamil Nadu fishermen, who went missing after they put to sea on August 25, has been washed ashore in Velvattithurai coast off Sri Lanka, a senior functionary of a local Fishermen's Association on Saturday said. Quoting officials, President of Fishermen's Association T Sesuraja said...
  • Tamil Nadu: 130 litres of acid seized in raids September 13, 2014

    Madurai: A day after two college girls suffered injuries in an acid attack at nearby Tirumangalam, officials raided several shops in the town and seized 130 litres of acid. The raids were conducted on the orders of District Collector L Subramaniam, who instructed officials to check whether acid dealers and retailers...