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Veteran Tamil actor S.S. Rajendran passes away

Chennai, Oct. 25 : Legendary Tamil actor S.S. Rajendran, who was battling for life at a private hospital in Chennai, breathed his last on Friday.


Milk prices hiked in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Oct 25 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam Saturday announced the government's decision to raise the prices of toned milk by Rs.10 a litre.


S.J Suryah returns Vishnuvardhan's favour

Chennai, Oct 25 : Actor-filmmaker S.J Suryah, who roped in filmmaker Vishnuvardhan to play a crucial role in upcoming Tamil film "Isai", has returned the favour by playing a cameo in the latter's forthcoming directorial "Yatchan".


Tamil Nadu needs to become part of national political scene, says Swamy

Chennai, Oct. 24 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday said that regional politics has held Tamil Nadu back, adding that the state needs to participate in the national political scenario.


Leaders condole death of Tamil actor Rajendran

Chennai, Oct 24 : Cutting across party lines, leaders Friday condoled the death of veteran Tamil actor S.S. Rajendran popularly known as SSR, who passed away at a private hospital here. He was 86.


Actor Rahman joins Tamil remake of 'How Old...'

Chennai, Oct 24 : Southern actor Rahman, popular for films like "Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal", "Sangamam" and "Singam 2", will play a key role in a yet-untitled Tamil remake of recent Malayalam hit "How Old Are You".


Veteran Tamil actor S.S. Rajendran dead

Chennai, Oct 24 : Tamil cinema's Yesteryear actor S.S. Rajendran, who was battling for life at a private hospital here, breathed his last Friday. He was 85.


'Masss' poster not copied: Venkat Prabhu

Chennai, Oct 24 : Filmmaker Venkat Prabhu has quashed rumours that the first poster of his upcoming Tamil directorial "Masss", which was recently unveiled, is copied from one of the posters of Hollywood film "The Bourne Ultimatum".


'Kaththi' mints Rs.15.4 crore on release day

Chennai, Oct 23 : Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Kaththi" has collected a whopping Rs.15.4 crore on the first day in the country. It's expected to register a record opening weekend at the box office, says an expert.


Honoured that 'X' will open SAIFF: Sudhish Kamath

Chennai, Oct 23 : Sudhish Kamath is "honoured" that "experimental" film "X", co-directed by 10 more independent filmmakers, has been selected to open the forthcoming 11th South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF).


'Poojai': All action, no soul (Tamil Movie Review)

By Haricharan Pudipeddi: Film- "Poojai"; Cast- Vishal Krishna Reddy, Shruti Haasan, Sathyaraj, Mukesh Tiwari, Soori, Radikaa Sarath Kumar, Thalaivasal Vijay, Jayaprakash; Director- Hari Gopalakrishnan; Rating- **


'Kaththi': Unrealistic and preachy (Tamil Movie Review)

By Haricharan Pudipeddi: Film- "Kaththi"; Cast- Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Satish; Director- A.R. Murugadoss; Rating- **1/2


Minor problem stalls Kudankulam, no safety issues: Expert

By Biswajit Choudhury, New Delhi, Oct 22 : The first unit of the Russian built Kudankulam nuclear plant, which stopped operations late last month after a minor malfunction in the unit's turbine, will resume operations soon, a Russian expert said Wednesday.


Chennai named 9th best cosmopolitan city in the world

Washington, Oct 22 : Chennai has been named the 9th best city in the list of 2015's top 10 cosmopolitan cities in the world.


Closer security ties with Lanka will be seen as major diplomatic blunder: NTP leader Ayyanathan

Chennai, Oct.22 : The National Committee Head of the Naam Tamilar Party (NTP), Ayyanathan, on Wednesday said that the NDA Government must not commit a major diplomatic blunder by cementing 'so-called' security ties in the south with Sri Lanka and China.


Diwali festivities begin in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Oct 22 : Early morning festivities were witnessed across Tamil Nadu as people woke up to the sounds of crackers and the visual treat of diyas on Diwali - the festival of lights - Wednesday.


Cinematographer Ashok Kumar passes away

Chennai, Oct 22 : Ace southern cinematographer Ashok Kumar Agarwal, who was battling for life here for over the last six months with "health-related issues", passed away Wednesday.


Vijay assures smooth release of 'Kaththi'

Chennai, Oct 21 : Actor Vijay has assured that his Tamil film "Kaththi", whose release seemed doubtful after Tamil groups protested against the film due to its producers' alleged "unproven link" with Sri Lankan government, will hit the screens Wednesday.


Tamil actioner 'Kaththi' to release Wednesday

Chennai, Oct 20 : The makers of Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Kaththi" Monday confirmed that the film would be released Wednesday.


Jayalaltihaa thanks Maneka, Rajinikanth for support

Chennai, Oct 20 : Ruling AIADMK general secretary and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J.Jayalalithaa Monday thanked union Minister Maneka Gandhi and actor Rajinikanth for their support.


Kundankulam n-plant out of action due to turbine problem

Chennai, Oct 20 : A major problem in the first atomic power unit's turbine at Kudankulam has put the unit out of action for around six-eight weeks, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) said Monday.


Telugu actor hopes 'Porkuthirai' finds him more work in Tamil films

Chennai, Oct 20 : Telugu actor Chaitanya Krishna, who has starred in Tamil film "Rowthiram" earlier in his career, hopes to find more work in the industry through his upcoming Tamil revenge drama "Porkuthirai".


Important to respect producer's money, time: Director Hari

Chennai, Oct 20 : Director Hari Gopalakrishnan, who is awaiting the release of forthcoming Tamil film "Poojai", says he gives prime importance and respect to the producer who invests money and time in a film.


'Kaththi' release in Tamil Nadu uncertain

Chennai, Oct 20 : The release of Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Kaththi" Wednesday in Tamil Nadu looks uncertain due to an 'unproven link' between the film's producer Lyca Productions' and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.


Major turbine problem at Kundankulam n-plant

Chennai, Oct 20 : A major problem in the first atomic power unit's turbine at Kudankulam has caused uncertainty on its early commissioning, said a source.


Delhi Police arrest three drug peddlers from Chennai

New Delhi, Oct 19 : Delhi Police have arrested three people, including two Sri Lankans, from Chennai for peddling contraband drugs, police said Sunday.


Rajinikanth and Maneka Gandhi express support to Jayalalithaa

Chennai, Oct 19 : Actor Rajinikanth and union minister Maneka Gandhi Sunday expressed their happiness at the return of AIADMK general secretary and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa to her home here.


My public life is like swimming in a river of fire: Jayalalithaa

Chennai, Oct 19 : Ruling AIADMK party general secretary and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J.Jayalalithaa Sunday said her public life is akin to swimming in a river of fire.


Tamil film 'Kutram Kadithal' makes it to IFFI

Chennai, Oct 19 : Upcoming Tamil thriller "Kutram Kadithal" has been selected for the Indian Panorama section of the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held in Goa next month.


Jayalalithaa lands in Chennai amid massive cheers

Chennai, Oct.18 : Celebrations began in Chennai this evening as former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa arrived here after spending 22 days in Bangalore Central Jail following her conviction in the disproportionate assets case.


Supporters celebrate feverishly as 'Amma' returns home

Chennai, Oct. 18 : Supporters of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa lined the streets of Chennai, dancing and shouting in joy, as their beloved 'Amma' returned home. Some, like AIADMK MLA VP Kalairajan said Diwali had come early for them.


DA case: Jayalalithaa walks out of Bangalore Central Jail

Bangalore, Oct.18 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa was released from the Bangalore Central Jail on Saturday a day after the Supreme Court granted her interim bail on medical grounds in the disproportionate assets case.


Security tightened in Bangalore ahead of Jayalalithaa's release

Bangalore, Oct. 18 : Bangalore police commissioner M N Reddy confirmed of the deployment of tight security as former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa is scheduled to be released from jail today after the Supreme Court granted her interim bail on medical grounds.


Jayalalithaa released from Bangalore jail, arrives in Chennai

Bangalore/Chennai, Oct 18 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa arrived in Chennai Saturday by a special aircraft on being released from the Bangalore jail after the Supreme Court granted her bail.


DA Case: Security tightened ahead of Jayalalitha's release

Bangalore, Oct.18 : AIADMK chief and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalaithaa will be released from the Bangalore central jail this afternoon, after the Supreme Court granted her interim bail on medical grounds on Friday.


Jayalalithaa released from Bangalore prison

Bangalore, Oct 18 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa was released from the central jail here after a Bangalore special court ordered her release Saturday, a day after the Supreme Court granted her bail.


Bangalore court orders Jayalalithaa's release

Bangalore, Oct 18 : A special court Saturday ordered the release of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa from the central jail here a day after the Supreme Court granted her interim bail in a corruption case, a top official said.


Nagarjuna, Karthi to team up for bilingual

Chennai, Oct 18 : Actors Akkineni Nagarjuna and Karthi will soon join hands for the first time to work in a yet-untitled Tamil-Telugu film, to be directed by Vamsi Paidapally.


Sriya Reddy celebrates Diwali with Theni residents

Chennai, Oct 18 : Actress Sriya Reddy, who has been shooting in southern Tamil Nadu's Theni area for her upcoming Tamil comedy "Andaava Kanom", decided to celebrate this year's Diwali in advance with the people in the locality since she's been moved by their warmth.


Rajinikanth dubbed for 'Lingaa' in 24 hours?

Chennai, Oct 18 : Superstar Rajinikanth has dubbed for his upcoming Tamil film "Lingaa" at a lightning speed. He is said to have finished dubbing for it in less than 24 hours, much to the surprise of the film's crew.


Chennai-born Indian-American scientist to get rare honour

By Arun Kumar, Washington, Oct 18 : Chennai born Indian-American engineer and scientist Subra Suresh is set to be inducted into the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on Sunday, making him the only university president to be elected to all three national academies.


Jayalalithaa to be released from jail Saturday

Bangalore, Oct 17 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalaithaa, who secured bail from the Supreme Court, will be released from the central jail here Saturday after the special court issues order on paying surety, a senior prison official said.


Jayalalithaa will not misuse interim bail granted by SC: Venkaiah Naidu

Chennai, Oct. 17 : Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said the Supreme Court has taken a right decision to grant interim bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa on medical grounds in the disproportionate assets case, and added that she is not going to run away.


Maintain calm, do not criticise the judiciary: Jayalalithaa

Chennai, Oct 17 : AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa Friday appealed to her party members to maintain calm and not to comment about the judiciary, its procedures or the judge who convicted her in a corruption case and sentenced her to a four-year jail term.


AIADMK workers celebrate grant of interim bail to Jayalalithaa

Chennai/New Delhi, Oct.17 : Celebrations broke out outside the AIADMK office in Chennai on Friday as the Supreme Court granted interim bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa on medical grounds in the disproportionate assets case.


SC grants bail to Jayalalithaa; AIADMK celebrates

New Delhi/Chennai, Oct 17 : The Supreme Court Friday granted bail to jailed former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, triggering celebrations in the state by the cadres of her AIADMK.


Jayalalithaa's jail time: Eating curd rice, evening strolls

By Fakir Balaji, Bangalore, Oct 17 : Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, who was granted bail Friday, spent about three weeks in jail getting up early in the morning and reading newspapers, taking rest in the afternoon after a lunch of curd rice, a stroll in the evening and hitting the bed early.


AIADMK celebrates Jayalalithaa's bail

Chennai, Oct 17 : AIADMK cadres erupted in joy Friday after the Supreme Court granted bail to jailed former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa.


AIADMK celebrates Jayalalithaa's bail

Chennai, Oct 17 : AIADMK cadres erupted in joy Friday after the Supreme Court gave bail to jailed former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa.


SC grants bail to Jayalalithaa

New Delhi, Oct 17 : The Supreme Court Friday granted bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, convicted of possessing assests disproportionate to her known sources of income.


Rajasekar excited to launch Jayaprada's son

Chennai, Oct 17 : Veteran actress Jayaprada's son Siddharth aka Siddhu will be making his cinematic debut in Tamil romantic-comedy "Uyyire Uyyire", a remake of Telugu blockbuster "Ishq". The film's director A. Rajasekar is glad to have the opportunity to launch Siddhu.


I'd like to produce one film a year: Sibiraj

Chennai, Oct 17 : Actor Sibiraj, who has produced Tamil action-thriller "Naaigal Jaakirathai", says he would like to produce at least one film a year going forward - and that may be with or without him in the lead.


Heroine not confirmed for Dhanush-Velraj project

Chennai, Oct 17 : Director R. Velraj, who plans to reunite with actor Dhanush for the second time after the success of Tamil film "Vela Illa Pattathari", is yet to sign a heroine yet for the project. He says he's still busy finishing the script.


'All is well', says Kamal Haasan on injury rumour

Chennai, Oct 16 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who is currently shooting in Kerala for Tamil thriller "Papanasama, said Thursday that he wasn't injured while shooting as being speculated and "all is well" with him.


3D firecrackers draw attention ahead of Diwali

Chennai, Oct. 16 : The locals thronged markets in Chennai to buy 3D firecrackers ahead of the Diwali festival.


Chennai activist Kalyana Raman alleges Nithyanand is guilty, disputes reports exonerating him

Chennai, Oct.16 : Reacting to reports appearing in the media that recent medical tests carried out on self-styled god man Nithyananda by a government-run hospital in southern India have shown that he is incapable of committing rape, R. Kalyana Raman, a former Bharatiya Janata Mazdoor Morcha national secretary and media face of the BJP in Tamil Nadu, has rejected the findings of the "so-called tests" and the media report based on them, and claimed that followers of Nithayananda are seeking "attention from the Sangh Pariwar to get a reprieve" for the self-styled god man.


Not sure if next film with Suriya is 'Singam 3': Director Hari

Chennai, Oct 16 : Filmmaker Hari Gopalakrishnan, who has confirmed that he's teaming up with actor Suriya for the fifth time soon, isn't sure whether they will be working on the third part in the "Singam" franchise.


Delhi Ganesh to launch son in home production

Chennai, Oct 16 : Veteran Tamil actor Delhi Ganesh, popular for films such as "Avvai Shanmugi" and "Kalyana Samayal Saadham", is set to launch his son Mahadevan in a yet-untitled Tamil movie. He plans to produce it under his home banner.


'Yaamirukka Bayamey' to be remade in Kannada

Chennai, Oct 15 : Recent Tamil blockbuster "Yaamirukka Bayamey", a horror-comedy, is all set to remade in Kannada as "Namo Bootha Athma".


Southern film actors donate for cyclone-hit victims

Chennai, Oct 15 : Popular Tamil actors such as Suriya, Vishal Krishna Reddy and Kajal Agarwal Wednesday announced donations to the Chief Minister's relief fund for the victims of cyclone Hudhud, which struck the Andhra Pradesh coast Sunday.


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