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Urban Development Ministry accords 'In-principle' approval for Chennai monorail project

New Delhi, Nov.20 : The Urban Development Ministry has accorded 'In-principle' approval to the Tamil Nadu Government to take up phase one of the Chennai Monorail Project (CMP).


Sri Lanka releases five Tamil Nadu fishermen facing death sentence

Colombo, Nov.20 : Sri Lanka has released the five Indian fishermen who were convicted of drug smuggling and sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court.


Rahul Nambiar writes, sings and acts in latest single

Chennai, Nov 20 : Playback singer Rahul Nambiar has written, composed, crooned and acted in his latest single titled "Trash", which has been made into Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi.


Unfortunate to lose Rudhraiya: Sripriya

Chennai, Nov 20 : Actress Sripriya, who featured in Rudhraiya-directed critically acclaimed 1978 Tamil film "Aval Appadithan", says the sudden demise of the filmmaker is very "unfortunate".


Heart-warming to hear that Sri Lanka released fishermen, says BJP

New Delhi/Chennai, Nov. 18 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday termed the release of five fishermen on death row in Sri Lanka as 'heart-warming', adding that the action will help improve the ties between the two countries.


'Fishermen released due to Modi, Sushma's efforts'

Chennai, Nov 19 : The five Indian fishermen, who were on death row in Sri Lanka, are being released due to the steps taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, the president of the BJP's Tamil Nadu unit said.


Horse riding experience leaves Nikesha Patel bruised

Chennai, Nov 19 : Southern actress Nikesha Patel's first tryst with horse riding on the sets of her Kannada film "Aaalone" and Tamil thriller "Karaioram" has left her badly bruised.


Celebrate Prabhakaran's 60th birth anniversary: Vaiko

Chennai, Nov 19 : MDMK leader Vaiko Wednesday called for grand celebrations Nov 26 to mark the 60th birth anniversary of the slain Tamil Tigers leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.


'Kutram Kadithal' goes to Bengaluru film fest

Chennai, Nov 19 : Debut filmmaker Bramma's Tamil thriller "Kutram Kadithal", which has already been selected for three popular film festivals, will next be screened in the Indian Competition Section of the 7th Bengaluru International Film Festival, starting Dec 4.


Tamil filmmaker Rudhraiya passes away

Chennai, Nov 19 : Tamil filmmaker C. Rudhraiya, who was popular for his critically acclaimed film "Aval Appadithan", passed away here late Tuesday night. He was 67.


Officials deny reports of suicide bid by Lankans

Chennai, Nov 18 : Officials have refuted reports that some fasting Sri Lankans housed in a special camp in Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) attempted suicide Tuesday.


Medical team sent to Dharmapuri: Tamil Nadu CM

Chennai, Nov 18 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam Tuesday said the government had taken a number of measures, including sending a medical team led by a senior official, to monitor the health of newly born children in Dharmapuri district.


Shiva, Bobby Simhaa collaborate for 'Masala Padam'

Chennai, Nov 18 : Actors "Mirchi" Shiva and Bobby Simhaa, who are popular for their comical screen presence, have joined hands for upcoming Tamil commercial entertainer "Masala Padam".


NHRC issues notice to TN Govt. on Manual Scavenging

New Delhi, Nov. 18 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report, published with a photograph, showing a labourer cleaning a manhole without protective gear on Santhom High Road in Tamil Nadu's Chennai city on October 25 after the city received heavy rainfall.


Rajinikanth should do some good for the people of Tamil Nadu: Soundarajan

Chennai, Nov. 18 : Amid speculation about veteran actor Rajinikanth entering politics, Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundarajan on Tuesday said the latter should do some good for the people of the state.


Fishermen row: Tamil Nadu BJP chief to meet Swaraj

Chennai, Nov. 18 : Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundarajan will be meeting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday to discuss the problems faced by fishermen of the state.


Dharmapuri: Four more crib deaths at Govt. hospital

Dharmapuri (Tamil Nadu) Nov. 18 : Four infants died at the government hospital in Dharmapuri, raising the death toll in the last four days to nine.


Underestimated ability of dog in 'Naaigal': Director

Chennai, Nov 18 : Director Shakti Soundar Rajan says he underestimated the capability of Idoh, a Belgian Shepherd, which plays an important role in his forthcoming Tamil action-thriller "Naaigal Jaakirathai". He says Idoh can do much more than what they've shown in the film.


Tamil Nadu to move SC over dams on Cauvery

Chennai, Nov 18 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam Tuesday said a petition will be filed in the apex court praying for staying Karnataka's plans to construct dams on the Cauvery river.


'Exodusa...' to also release in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam

Chennai, Nov 18 : Filmmaker Ridley Scott's most anticipated English film "Exodus: Gods and Kings", which is slated for Indian theatrical release Dec 5, will also simultaneously release in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.


I'm not engaged: Trisha Krishnan

Chennai, Nov 18 : 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.


Thousands of Muslims form human chain against militancy in Coimbatore

Coimbatore, Nov. 17 : Thousands of Muslims belonging to Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamaath (TNTJ) formed a human chain to vent their protest against militancy in Coimbatore.


I'm waiting to work with my friends: Ashok Selvan

Chennai, Nov 17 : Actor Ashok Selvan, who worked in a few short films with friends before making his feature film debut with "Soodhu Kavvum", says he's keen to collaborate with them again. He says some of his friends are waiting with scripts to work with him.


'Hey Ram' a big influence on 'On A Quest': R.S Prasanna

Chennai, Nov 17 : Tamil filmmaker R.S Prasanna says Kamal Haasan's "Hey Ram" had a big influence in the making of his upcoming English period film "On A Quest", about Swami Chinmayananda, a Hindu spiritual leader who inspired the formation of Chinmaya Mission.


Jyothika's comeback film goes on floors

New Delhi, Nov 17 : Actress Jyothika's yet-untitled Tamil film, which is the official remake of Malayalam hit "How Old Are You", went on floors here Monday. She's making a comeback to acting after a gap of seven years.


Tamil Nadu CM writes to Kerala counterpart on Mullaperiyar

Chennai, Nov 16 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam Sunday requested his Kerala counterpart to extend his cooperation in implementing the apex court's decision of storing water up to 142 ft in the Mullaperiyar Dam reservoir.


If god is willing, I will serve people: Rajinikanth

Chennai, Nov 16 : Superstar Rajinikanth Sunday hinted that he's ready to serve people provided he gets the green signal from the almighty.


Want Rajinikanth to join politics, says filmmaker Ameer

Chennai, Nov 16 : Filmmaker Ameer Sunday urged superstar Rajinikanth to join politics as his fans want him to become chief minister.


Happy to be introduced as Rajinikanth's heroine: Sonakshi Sinha

Chennai, Nov 16 : Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is making her Tamil debut with "Lingaa", said Sunday she's happy to be introduced as superstar Rajinikanth's heroine in an industry where she's just a newcomer.


'Lingaa' gift to Rajinikanth's fans on his birthday: Producer

Chennai, Nov 16 : Producer Rockline Venkatesh Sunday confirmed that Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil actioner "Lingaa" will release worldwide Dec 12 as a gift to the superstar's legion of fans on his 64th birthday.


Samuthirakani all set to play a baddie

Chennai, Nov 15 : Samuthirakani, who not very long ago was passionately directing films, is currently busy being an actor. Popular for his character roles, the actor-director will next be seen playing a villain for the first time in upcoming Tamil film "Rajini Murugan".


'Interstellar' strikes gold at Tamil Nadu box office

Chennai, Nov 15 : Christopher Nolan's science fiction film "Interstellar" has raked in a whopping Rs. 1.28 crore at the Tamil Nadu box office in its opening week.


'Gaddam Gang' was a challenging remake: Rajasekhar

Chennai, Nov 15 : Actor Rajasekhar will soon be seen in Telugu comedy "Gaddam Gang", a remake of Tamil blockbuster "Soodhu Kavvum". While the star has acted in several remakes over the years, this film in particular was very challenging for him.


Manish Malhotra styling Sridevi for Tamil film

Chennai, Nov 14 : Ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra, whose creations have been flaunted by Bollywood stars like Kareena Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, is now styling for his "favourite" Sridevi for a Tamil film.


'Thirudan Police'- the wonders comedy can do (Tamil Movie Review)

By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "Thirudan Police"; Cast- Dinesh, Iyshwarya Rajesh, Rajesh, Rajendran, John Vijay, Bala Saravanan, Nithin Satya, Naren; Director - Caarthick Raju; Rating - ***1/2


'Thoppi' a film close to my heart: Raksha Raj

Chennai, Nov 14 : Debutant Raksha Raj is excited to be making her cinematic debut with upcoming Tamil drama "Thoppi", which she describes as a film close to her heart.


'Life of Pi' inspired me to use Dolby Atmos in 'Kayal': Director

Chennai, Nov 14 : Filmmaker Prabhu Solomon, who describes his upcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Kayal" as a "sound film", said it was Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" that inspired him to use Dolby Atmos sound technology.


Global Investors meet in Tamil Nadu in May 2015

Chennai, Nov 13 : The Tamil Nadu government Thursday announced that it would hold the Global Investors Meet (GIM) in May next year.


'Thirudan Police' a tribute to fathers: Caarthick Raju

Chennai, Nov 13 : Director Caarthick Raju's forthcoming Tamil action-comedy "Thirudan Police", which releases in cinemas Friday, will focus on a father-son relationship that will be explored as a tribute to all fathers.


Court notice to makers of 'Lingaa'

Chennai, Nov 13 : The Madras High Court here has issued a notice to the makers of Tamil actioner "Lingaa" on a writ petition filed by aspiring filmmaker K.R. Ravi Rathinam who accused them of stealing his script.


BJP hopes to gain lead in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Nov 12 : After tasting success at the Centre and following it up in Maharashtra and Haryana, the BJP is hoping to replicate the success story in Tamil Nadu, said party leaders here.


Advise Karnataka to not proceed with reservoir projects: Panneerselvam

Chennai, Nov 12 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to advise Karnataka to withhold the Expression of Interest (EOI) for its dam projects across river Cauvery.


Injured Madhavan stalls shoot

Mumbai, Nov 12 : Actor R.Madhavan is upset because the shooting of his upcoming film "Saala Khadoos" got affected due to his injury.


Ajith, Vivekh to share similar getup in 'Yennai Arindhaal'

Chennai, Nov 12 : Actor Ajith Kumar and Vivekh, who are currently shooting for Tamil action-drama "Yennai Arindhaal", are expected to appear in the same getup in the Gautham Vasudev Menon's film.


Vemal, Anjali team up for third time

Chennai, Nov 12 : Actors Vemal and Anjali, who had earlier worked together in Tamil films "Thoonga Nagaram" and "Kalakalappu", have teamed up for the third time for another film "Mappillai Singam" in the same language.


Southern actress Padmapriya marries Jasmine

Mumbai, Nov 12 : Popular southern actress Padmapriya Wednesday married old friend Jasmine at a private ceremony here. She met him while they were pursuing their Masters from New York and Columbia University respectively.


Southern cinema's uncredited film adaptations

By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, Nov 12 : When filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss made Suriya-starrer Tamil actioner "Ghajini", he vehemently denied that his film was adapted from Christopher Nolan's "Memento". Since then, very few southern filmmakers have openly admitted to foreign influences in their films such as "Vidiyum Munn", "Yaamirukka Bayamey" and "Jigarthanda".


Strike hits banking operations in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Nov 12 : Banking operations in Tamil Nadu came to a virtual standstill Wednesday as around 60,000 bankers demanding a wage revision went on a strike, said an official.


Was contemplating direction when 'Anegan' happened: Karthik

Chennai, Nov 11 : Actor Karthik Muthuraman says he was busily preparing himself to don the director's hat when K.V Anand-directed upcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Anegan" came his way.


'Ra' will test audience's psyche: Aditi Chengappa

Chennai, Nov 11 : Upcoming Tamil supernatural thriller "Ra" will test audience's psyche, says actress Aditi Chengappa.


Prabhudeva a demanding director: Anand Raj

Mumbai, Nov 11 : Tamil actor Anand Raj, who is making his Bollywood debut with "Action Jackson" in a villain role, says its director Prabhudeva demands what he wants from his actors as he's a perfectionist.


Tamil Nadu police recovers 11 bombs in Madurai

Madurai, Nov. 10 : The Tamil Nadu police on Monday recovered eleven bombs from a garbage dump in the city, thus averting what security forces are suspecting was a major terror strike.


Eleven bombs found in garbage bin in Madurai

Chennai, Nov 10 : Tamil Nadu Police Monday recovered 11 country-made bombs from a garbage bin in the temple town of Madurai, 510 km from here.


Hope for Tamil fishermen: Subramanian Swamy to visit Lanka, says might bring them back

New Delhi, Nov. 10 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy said on Monday that he has been invited to visit Sri Lanka on November 24 and hopes to bring the five death row Tamil fishermen back to India.


Vijay's new film goes on floors

Chennai, Nov 10 : Actor Vijay's next yet-untitled Tamil fantasy drama, which features Bollywood actress Sridevi, went on floors here Monday. The makers are likely to shoot a song featuring over 100 dancers on the first day.


Vijay's new film goes on floors

Chennai, Nov 10 : Actor Vijay's next yet-untitled Tamil fantasy drama, which features Bollywood actress Sridevi, went on floors here Monday. The makers are likely to shoot a song featuring over 100 dancers on the first day.


'Appuchi Graamam', a sci-fi story in 'Malgudi Days' style

Chennai, Nov 10 : Debutant filmmaker Vi Anand describes his forthcoming Tamil movie "Appuchi Graamam", which releases in cinemas Friday, as a science-fiction story enveloped in the style that R.K. Narayan's "Malgudi Days" was told.


Eros acquires theatrical release rights of 'Lingaa'

Chennai, Nov 10 : Eros International, a leading film production and distribution company, has acquired the theatrical release rights of superstar Rajinikanth's Tamil film "Lingaa", which is slated to hit theatres Dec 12.


Need to thank K.V Anand for 'Shamitabh': Dhanush

Chennai, Nov 10 : Actor Dhanush, who recently completed shooting for R. Balakrishnan-directed "Shamitabh", Sunday said that he could be part of the project because filmmaker K.V Anand allowed him to take out time to shoot for it while working on his upcoming Tamil film "Anegan".


BJP condemns arrest of RSS cadres by Tamil Nadu police

New Delhi, Nov.9 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday condemned the arrest of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) cadres during their annual founder's day procession in Chennai, adding that the action by the Tamil Nadu government and state police was 'uncalled for'.


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