Chennai, April 26 : In a sudden development, DMDK founder A. Vijayakanth on Sunday said he would lead a team of opposition parties to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss various issues related to Tamil Nadu.
Chennai, April 25 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to advise the Karnataka government against construction of an illegal reservoir at Mekedatu.
Chennai, April 25 : Tremors were felt in some parts of Chennai city and the neighbouring union territory of Puducherry.
Chennai, April 25 : After taking the internet by storm with its "What if Batman was from Chennai" debut video, Put Chutney's next video will be a satirical take on the superheroes team Avengers called "What if Avengers were from South India".
Chennai, April 25 : In what promises to be a commercial entertainer, the first teaser of Suriya-starrer Tamil film "Masss", which was released on Saturday, has packed a punch, sending the actor's fans into a frenzy.
Chennai, April 25 : The producers of Kamal Haasan-starrer "Uttama Villain", which releases in cinemas on May 1, have given an undertaking in Madras High Court that they will settle all dues before release.
Chennai, April 25 : Tamil actor Shantanu Bhagyaraj, son of veteran filmmaker K. Bhagyaraj, will tie the knot with his childhood sweetheart Keerthi, a popular video jockey, here on Aug 21.
Mumbai, April 24 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has heaped praise on filmmaker Mani Ratnam's latest Tamil entertainer "O Kadhal Kanmani", saying the film is told in an endearing way, capturing the essence of the changing times.
Chennai, April 24 : Actor Kabir Duhan Singh will lock horns with Tamil superstar Ajith Kumar in his yet untitled 56th film in the language.
Chennai, April 24 : Actor Nara Rohit is set to reprise Sivakarthikeyan's role in the yet untitled Telugu remake of Tamil blockbuster "Maan Karate".
Kolkata, April 23 : As part of its drive to invite investment, Tamil Nadu has targeted drawing investment of Rs.100,000 crore in 2015, of which Rs.52,000 crore is nearly on the verge of being signed, and another Rs.21,000 crore is under consideration.
Chennai, Apr. 23 : Expressing concern over the recent Mathura alleged gang rape incident, social activist Sudha Ramalingam said that there is no alternative for the police, but to register a complaint and investigate the people responsible for the offence.
New Delhi, April 22 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the appointment of G. Bhavani Singh as Special Public Prosecutor by Tamil Nadu in the hearing of J. Jayalalithaa's plea by the Karnataka High Court against her conviction in a disproportionate assets case was flawed.
Chennai, April 22 : PMK youth wing president Anbumani Ramadoss on Wednesday demanded a white paper from the Tamil Nadu government on the industries that have invested Rs.46,602 crore in the state.
Chennai, April 22 : Defence ministry communication professional Natesan Andavan died on Wednesday after he sustained a grievous injury in a road accident here on April 20, the ministry said. He was 52.
New Delhi, Apr. 22 : The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday reserved its judgement on the continuance of Special Public Prosecutor (SPP), G. Bhavani Singh's association with the disproportionate assets case linked to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J.Jayalalithaa.
Chennai, April 22 : If industry sources are to be believed, superstar Rajinikanth and filmmaker S. Shankar are most likely to team up for the third time in a yet-untitled Tamil project, which is currently in discussion phase.
Chennai, April 22 : Known usually for making gutsy films that get embroiled in controversies, director Samy has played it safe this time. He says his forthcoming Tamil drama "Kangaroo" will be a clean family entertainer.
Coimbatore, Apr. 22 : Beef meat traders association in Kongu district of Coimbatore, accused Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi of making false statement on pregnant cows and milking cows getting killed, saying once the cow is brought to slaughter house the cow is examined by the doctor and then the cow meat is brought to the shop for sale.
New Delhi, April 21 : The Supreme Court was told on Tuesday that Tamil Nadu had no jurisdiction to appoint G. Bhavani Singh as special public prosecutor to appear before the Karnataka High Court in former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's appeal against her conviction in a disproportionate assets case.
Chennai, April 21 : Six people have been taken into custody here for attacking elderly Brahmins and forcibly cutting their sacred thread called 'poonool', police said on Tuesday.
Chennai, April 21 : The Tamil Nadu government has postponed its Global Investors Meet (GIM) by four months to September, the government said on Tuesday.
Chennai, April 21 : Actor Charandeep, who has teamed up with Tamil superstar Vijay for the second time in the upcoming film "Puli", says the latter's encouragement on the sets gave him confidence to perform well.
Chennai, April 21 : The Tamil Nadu government has cancelled the land allotted to Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd for its plant in Erode district, said an official.
Chennai, April 21 : Filmmaker Mani Ratnam's latest Tamil outing "O Kadhal Kanmani", which has been raved about by critics and audiences alike, has minted over Rs.14 crore at the box office worldwide in the first four days since its release.
Chennai, April 21 : Actor-filmmaker Raghava Lawrencce's latest Tamil outing "Kanchana 2" is reaping gold at the box office. Tamil superstar Vijay recently called Raghava to congratulate on the film's success, and the latter is now planning a special screening for him.
Coimbatore, Apr. 20 : Members of the bullfighting association 'Jallikattu Peravai' observed a day-long fast on Sunday to protest against the ban imposed by the Supreme Court on the sport, urging the government to initiate efforts to revoke the ban.
Hyderabad, April 20 : Picture House Media, a leading production company, on Monday withdrew a cheating case it had filed against Shruti Haasan last month for walking out of one of their upcoming yet-untitled Telugu-Tamil bilingual projects.
Chennai, April 20 : After charming Sonam Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Kirron Kher and a host of other actresses in Bollywood, Gaurang Shah's creations are now sought by popular southern stars like Kajal Aggarwal and Amala Paul.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, April 20 : Actor Nakul, who was recently seen in sleeper hit "Tamiluku En Ondrai Azhuthavum" and has been part of the Tamil industry for over a decade, says critical success doesn't matter anymore as everybody has become money minded.
Chennai, April 20 : A day before the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya, actress Tamannah Bhatia's jewellery line 'Wite & Gold' has gone live.
Chennai, April 20 : Comedy star Santhanam will be seen in a completely fresh and romantic avatar in upcoming Tamil romantic comedy "Inime Ippadi Thaan" says one of the film's directors, Prem Anand.
Chennai, April 20 : After charming Sonam Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Kirron Kher and a host of other actress in Bollywood, Gaurang Shah's creations are now sought by popular stars like Kajal Aggarwal and Amala Paul down south.
Chennai, April 19 : Kannada actress Nikita Thukral has been roped in for a special folk number in Vishal Krishna Reddy-starrer Tamil actioner "Paayam Puli".
Chennai, April 19 : Actor Prithvirajan, son of yesteryear actor-filmmaker Pandiarajan, will reprise his father's role in the eponymous remake of 1985 cult comedy "Aan Paavam".
Chennai, April 19 : Actor-filmmaker Raghava Lawrencce's latest Tamil horror-comedy "Kanchana 2" has grossed a whopping Rs.10.83 crore in the first two days in Tamil Nadu since its release on Friday.
Chennai, April 19 : Debutant director Rajesh, who is a long time associate of actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan and has worked with him in several of his films over the years, has been handed over the reins of the latter's next Tamil outing.
Chennai, April 18 : DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Saturday wondered as to the urgency shown by the apex court in the disproportionate assets case against AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa.
Chennai, Apr. 18 : Minister of State for Skill Development Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Friday said that the government has taken a decision to transfer the Training and Apprenticeship verticals of the Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGET) from the Labour Ministry to his ministry
Chennai, April 18 : French film "Dheepan", parts of which have been shot in Tamil Nadu, will vie at the competition section of the 68th Cannes International Film Festival.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "Kanchana 2"; Cast - Raghava Lawrencce, Taapse Pannu, Nitya Menen, Jayaprakash and Kovai Sarla; Director - Raghava Lawrencce; Rating: **1/2
By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "O Kadhal Kanmani"; Cast - Dulquer Salmaan, Nitya Menen, Prakash Raj and Leela Samson; Director - Mani Ratnam; Rating - ****
Chennai, April 18 : Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam enjoyed making his latest Tamil outing "O Kadhal Kanmani" in sync sound so much that he plans to make more movies using the same technique.
Chennai, April 17 : Actor-producer Dhanush said the Tamil drama "Kaaka Muttai", the latest outing from his home production Wunderbar Films, has made him proud even before its theatrical release.
New Delhi, Apr 17 : The Supreme Court on Friday extended the bail granted to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa till the Karnataka High Court disposes off their appeals against conviction in a disproportionate assets case.
New Delhi, Apr. 17 : The Supreme Court on Friday extended former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's out on bail period till May 12, 2015 in connection with the disproportionate assets case.
New Delhi, April 17 : The Supreme Court on Friday extended the bail of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa till the Karnataka High Court disposed of her appeal against her conviction and sentencing in a disproportionate assets case by the special court.
Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh), Apr. 16 : Activists of a pro-Tamil group, Dravidar Viduthalai Katchi, took to the streets in Chennai on Thursday to protest against the alleged encounter of 20 suspected sandalwood smugglers.
Chennai, April 16 : Four newborn babies lost their lives at the government medical hospital in Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, and not eight as reported by some media, a senior official said on Thursday.
Chennai, April 16 : DMK's propaganda secretary and main accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case A. Raja on Thursday said he would welcome Congress leader P.C. Chacko to depose as prosecution/court witness in the case.
Chennai, April 16 : Actress Lakshmi Menon will be seen playing Tamil superstar Ajith Kumar's sister in the actor's yet-untitled 56th film, which is expected to go on floors soon.
New Delhi, Apr. 15 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday referred a plea seeking removal of a special public prosecutor in the disproportionate assets case of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa to a larger bench of three judges, after a division bench gave differing opinions.
Chennai, April 15 : The Chennai Press Club on Wednesday received an anonymous letter, ending with the acronym "ISIS", warning of killing 10 Rashtriya Swamsevak Sangh (RSS) members and also carrying out serial bomb blasts here by April 24, a club official said.
New Delhi, April 15 : DMK leader K. Anbazhagan's plea in the Supreme Court challenging the Tamil Nadu government's appointment of G. Bhavani Singh as special public prosecutor in the hearing of former chief minister Jayalalithaa's appeal against her conviction in a disproportionate assets case will now be heard by a larger bench.
Chennai, April 15 : Sugar mills in Tamil Nadu are suffering due to the state government's skewed cane pricing policy as also due to unremunerative tariff for co-generated power, restrictions on production of ethanol and imposition of VAT, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said Wednesday.
New Delhi, April 15 : DMK leader K. Anbazhagan's plea challenging the Tamil Nadu government appointing G. Bhavani Singh as Special Public Prosecutor in the hearing of former chief minister Jayalalithaa's appeal against her conviction and sentencing in a disproportionate assets case will now be heard by a larger bench as Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice R. Banumathi took divergent views.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, April 15 : Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam, who awaits the release of Tamil romantic-drama "O Kadhal Kanmani", believes it's possible to experiment within the confines of mainstream cinema without being influenced by the number game.
Chennai, April 15 : The makers of upcoming Tamil film "Puli" recently shot the introduction song featuring superstar Vijay in a lavish set worth over Rs.50 million. Over 200 carpenters are said to have worked in the construction of the set.
Chennai, April 14 : Terming the "thali" or "mangalsutra", traditionally worn around the neck by married Hindu women as long as their spouses are alive, a symbol of slavery or oppression, 21 married women discarded it at a function organised by Tamil outfit DK here on Tuesday.
Chennai, April 14 : Come May 1, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan and his actress-daughter Shruti Haasan will lock horns with their respective films - "Uttama Villain" and "Gabbar Is Back" - at the box office.