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Kudankulam n-plant unit to restart generation

Chennai, Sep 2 : The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has begun the process to restart the first 1,000 MW unit at its Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) following the sectoral regulator's permission, said a senior official.


Negative roles have given me good recognition: Gautham Kurup

Chennai, Sep 2 : Actor Gautham Kurup, popular for playing a dreaded terrorist in "Thuppakki", doesn't mind playing negative roles because he feels they have won him recognition and have kept him busy with film offers.


Tamil Nadu parties against renaming Teachers Day 'Guru Utsav'

Chennai, Sep 1 : Political parties in Tamil Nadu, including the allies of BJP, Monday came out against the central government's decision to rename Teachers Day ('Aasiriyar Dhinam' in Tamil) as "Guru Utsav", terming the move as imposition of Sanskrit.


BJP discussing Tamil Nadu local body polls with allies

Chennai, Sep 1 : The BJP is holding discussions with its allies in Tamil Nadu on contesting the Sep 19 local body polls, the party said Monday.


Actors treat independent films with seriousness: Adil Hussain

Chennai, Sep 1 : Actor Adil Hussain, popular for his roles in films such as "Ishqiya" and "English Vinglish", finds actors more seriously involved and prepared in independent films vis-a-vis commercial cinema.


Kishore turns rowdy for 'Kadhali Kaanavillai'

Chennai, Sep 1 : Actor Kishore, who is popular for his portrayals of forest brigand Veerappan and an shoot-out specialist in films such as "Vana Yuddham" and "Haridas", will next be seen playing a rowdy character in Tamil actioner "Kadhali Kaanavillai".


Stalin did not issue Vinayaka Chaturthi greetings: DMK

Chennai, Aug 31 : The DMK Sunday said its treasurer M.K. Stalin did not greet the people on the Vinayaka (Ganesh) Chaturthi day via his social media accounts but it was done by some enthusiastic people who maintain the site.


Bapu will be severely missed: S.P Balasubrahmanyam

Chennai, Aug 31 : Renowned playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam Sunday condoled the death of legendary Telugu filmmaker Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana aka Bapu, and said he will be "severely missed".


To look like a school boy, Sathya shed 15 kg

Chennai, Aug 31 : Director Jeeva Anand says that actor Sathya shed 15 kg to fit into the role of a school boy in his forthcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Amara Kaaviyam", about teen romance of the 1980s.


Sree wants to follow in Prakash Raj's footsteps

Chennai, Aug 31 : Popular Tamil TV actor Sree, son of yesteryear music composer Shankar, is all set to make his silver screen debut in a yet-untitled Tamil drama. Sree wants to make his mark by following in actor Prakash Raj's footsteps.


Suryah satisfies musician in him with 'Isai'

Chennai, Aug 31 : Filmmaker S.J. Suryah, who has always aspired to compose tunes as well as croon for his films, has satisfied his long-term desire to be a musician with his upcoming Tamil movie "Isai".


Sun TV group's TV transmission business in a fix

Chennai, Aug 29 : A day after the Maran brothers - Kalanithi Maran and Dayanidhi Maran - promoted Kal Cables Pvt Ltd got a breather from the Madras High Court, fresh trouble has started for them as well as for their direct-to-home (DTH) business.


Jayalalithaa re-elected AIADMK general secretary

Chennai, Aug 29 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa was Friday unanimously re-elected for the party's top post.


DMK to boycott local body elections in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Aug 29 : DMK president M. Karunanidhi Friday announced that his party would boycott the Sep 19 local body elections in Tamil Nadu.


Composer DSP overwhelmed with response to his US concerts

Chennai, Aug 29 : Southern composer Devi Sri Prasad aka DSP, who has returned to India after a month-long musical tour in different US cities, is extremely touched by the response of his overseas fans to his concerts.


Aadhi Pinisetty in 'Venkatadri Express' Tamil remake

Chennai, Aug 29 : Actor Aadhi Pinisetty, who is awaiting the release of Tamil thriller "Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka", will next be seen in the Tamil remake of Telugu blockbuster "Venkatadri Express".


Aadhi Pinisetty in 'Venkatadri Express' Tamil remake

Chennai, Aug 29 : Actor Aadhi Pinisetty, who is awaiting the release of Tamil thriller "Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka", will next be seen in the Tamil remake of Telugu blockbuster "Venkatadri Express".


Tamil Nadu celebrates Vinayaka Chaturthi

Chennai, Aug 29 : The festival of Vinayaka Chaturthi or Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated across Tamil Nadu Friday with people thronging temples and making 'kozhakattai', a sweet said to be a favourite of the elephant-headed Hindu god.


Breather for MSO Kal Cables

Chennai, Aug 28 : In a brief respite for the city-based multi-system operator (MSO) Kal Cables Pvt Ltd, the Madras High Court Thursday has allowed the company not to run a scroll that its services would be cut in 15 days' time.


Never imagined I'd be successful in cinema: Pranitha Subhash

Chennai, Aug 28 : Southern actress Pranitha Subhash, who comes from a family of doctors, always aspired to choose an academic-oriented career. But neither she nor her parents thought she would become a successful actress.


My husband encouraged me to direct: Geethanjali

Chennai, Aug 28 : Southern filmmaker Selvaraghavan's wife Geethanjali, who is wielding the megaphone for the first time for upcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam", says her husband gave her the confidence and encouragement to direct a movie.


Mudgal committee meets police investigators in Chennai

New Delhi, Aug 27 : The Mukul Mudgal committee Wednesday met police investigators from Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai in the Tamil Nadu capital before submitting what could be an interim report to the Supreme Court on the spot fixing and betting scandal that hit the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL).


Adil Hussain makes Tamil debut with 'Yatchan'

Chennai, Aug 27 : Actor Adil Hussain, popular for his role in "Ishqiya" and "English Vinglish", will make his Tamil debut with upcoming actioner "Yatchan". He describes his role as an "interesting challenge".


Tamil Nadu fishermen issue must be remedied politically: SC

New Delhi, Aug 26 : The Supreme Court Tuesday said the issues affecting the Tamil Nadu fishermen including the release of those languishing in Sri Lankan jails could be resolved only through political and diplomatic channels as it has no jurisdiction to issue direction to a foreign government.


Exhibition of centenary of Emden's attack of Madras being held

Chennai, Aug 26 : This day, exactly 100 years ago, Madras, as Chennai was known then, became the first and only Indian city to be attacked during World War I. On August 26, 1914, the German light cruiser SMS Emden shelled the city from the harbor.


Tamil Nadu registrar of companies held for taking bribe

Chennai, Aug 26 : The CBI Tuesday arrested the registrar of companies in Tamil Nadu for taking a bribe of Rs.1 million.


Can't choose between production and direction: Arun Vaidyanathan

Chennai, Aug 26 : Filmmaker Arun Vaidyanathan, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming directorial venture "Peruchazhi", enjoys going behind the camera but finds the process of producing movies "challenging". He can't choose between the two.


Vikram is embodiment of commitment: Ravichandran

Chennai, Aug 26 : Ace producer Aascar Ravichandran is in awe of actor Vikram's commitment in upcoming Tamil action-thriller "Ai", for which the latter has spent over two years shooting without ever complaining about the time invested.


Tamil Nadu CM writes to Modi over tax concessions

Chennai, Aug 25 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged the central government to decide on area-based tax incentives to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in a way that would not render neighbouring states uncompetitive for investments.


Karunanidhi seeks Bharat Ratna for DMK founder Annadurai

Chennai, Aug 24 : DMK president M. Karunanidhi Sunday suggested that party founder, the late C.N. Annadurai, be conferred the Bharat Ratna award.


'Kathai...' broke stereotypes of storytelling: Parthiban

Chennai, Aug 24 : Actor-filmmaker R. Parthiban, who is extremely delighted with the success of his latest Tamil directorial "Kathai Thirakkathai Vasanam Iyakkam", says the film didn't adhere to the regular style of storytelling because it was meant to break it.


'Irumbu...' will bring out best in Atharva: Director

Chennai, Aug 24 : Audiences will see the best of actor Atharva Murali in the forthcoming Tamil action-drama "Irumbu Kuthirai", says its director Yuvaraj Bose.


Commercial padding in films important: Jeevan

Chennai, Aug 24 : Cinematographer-turned-director Jeevan is gearing up for the release of Tamil rural drama "Mosakutty" and says that irrespective of the genre, films need to have commercial elements to draw audiences to cinemas.


Arya, Jeeva Shankar to collaborate again

Chennai, Aug 24 : Arya has produced the forthcoming Jeeva Shankar-directed Tamil romantic-drama "Amara Kaaviyam". Now the actor is set to produce the director's next project that is currently in the scripting phase.


Tamil National Alliance leaders meet Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Aug 22 : A delegation of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leaders met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Friday.


Mullaperiyar storage level will be raised to 152 feet: Jayalalithaa

Chennai, Aug 22 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday said her government would take necessary steps to increase the water storage levels in the Mullaperiyar Dam to 152 feet.


Tamils in Sri Lanka must get dignity, justice: India

New Delhi, Aug 22 : India said Friday that Sri Lanka's Tamil community must enjoy "dignity, justice and self-respect" within the united island nation.


Teenager's hand chopped off in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Aug 22 : A teenager in Tamil Nadu whose left hand was chopped off by a man from his village for sitting crosslegged is recovering in hospital, police said Friday.


Dhanush is a director's actor: Amyra Dastur

Chennai, Aug 22 : Actor Dhanush likes to surrender himself to a director's vision and only does what he's told to do, says Amyra Dastur, his co-star in upcoming Tamil film "Anegan".


'Uttama Villain' to release before 'Vishwaroopam 2'

Chennai, Aug 22 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil comedy "Uttama Villain" was recently wrapped up and will release before spy-thriller "Vishwaroopam 2", which is currently stuck in the post-production phase.


Four killed in Tamil Nadu plastic scrap godown fire

Chennai, Aug. 21 : A fire at a plastic scrap godown in the Thiruverkadu area of Tamil Nadu's Thiruvallur District has claimed four lives.


Madras, now Chennai, to celebrate 375th anniversary Friday

Chennai, Aug 21 : Madras, that is called Chennai since 1996, will be celebrating its 375th anniversary Friday.


Chennai replaces Bangalore franchise of ISL

Mumbai, Aug 21 : The mystery regarding the proprietors of Indian Super League's (ISL) newly-inducted Chennai franchise, which replaced Bangalore, remained unresolved Thursday as they were represented by Prashant Agarwal of Play on Skills who was deputed by the yet-to-be-announced owner to attend the international players' draft held here for the inaugural edition tentatively scheduled from Oct 12 to Dec 20.


Lend up to 50 percent of share value: RBI tells NBFCs

Chennai, Aug 21 : Non-banking finance companies (NBFC) have to maintain a loan-to-value ratio of 50 percent when they lend against shares, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) stipulated Thursday.


Tamil version of 'Kaalicharan' gears up for release

Chennai, Aug 21 : "Por Kuthirai", the Tamil version of the 2013 Telugu crime-drama "Kaalicharan", will hit the screens soon.


Anglo-Indian heirloom cuisine festival at Taj-Connemara (Foodie Trail-Chennai)

By Venkatachari Jagannathan, Chennai, Aug 21 : It's an heirloom Anglo-Indian cuisine food festival at the Vivanta by Taj-Connemara, a top chef said, proudly showing a 108-year-old notebook containing recipes of a bygone era.


2G money laundering case: Raja, Kanimozhi granted bail

New Delhi, Aug 20 : A special court here Wednesday granted bail to former telecom minister A. Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others in a money launcering case relating to the allocation of 2G spectrum.


'Kaaviya Thalaivan' was a rewarding experience: Vedhika

Chennai, Aug 20 : Actress Vedhika Kumar, who plays an atypical romantic heroine in upcoming Tamil historical drama "Kaaviya Thalaivan", directed by National Award winner Vasantha Balan, says the experience was rewarding.


ReGen Powertech to launch over 2 MW wind turbine

Chennai, Aug 20 : City-based wind turbine maker ReGen Powertech plans to come out with turbines with a capacity of 2 MW and higher in early 2016, an official said Wednesday.


Ramya Krishnan in Vishal's next film

Chennai, Aug 20 : Actress Ramya Krishnan, who has been away from the limelight for a while, will be making her comeback in a prominent role in a yet-untitled Tamil film, co-starring Vishal Krishna.


'Kaththi' gets flak from Tamil fringe groups

Chennai, Aug 20 : As many as 65 members from different Tamil fringe groups have demanded a ban on Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Kaththi" alleging that its co-producer A. Subhaskaran has direct links with Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government.


2G money laundering case: Court grants bail to Dayalu Ammal

New Delhi, Aug 20 : A special court Wednesday granted bail to DMK chief M. Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal in a money laundering case relating to the allocation of 2G spectrum.


Dhanush's 'Kaaka Muttai' to have world premiere at TIFF

Chennai, Aug 19 : Actor Dhanush-produced Tamil drama "Kaaka Muttai", which predominantly features newcomers, will have its world premiere at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), a festival representative said.


Tamil Nadu spinning mills group gearing up for fight in apex court

Chennai, Aug 19 : An association of spinning mills in Tamil Nadu is gearing up for a battle in the Supreme Court against the state power distribution utility's appeal against the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity order on solar power purchase obligation, said sources.


Comedy films involve scrupulous efforts: Nandita

Chennai, Aug 19 : Actress Nandita, who thoroughly enjoyed the experience of shooting the forthcoming Tamil comedy "Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaithiya Sigamani", says working in such movies require "scrupulous efforts" from actors as well as the director.


Vasanthabalan dares to explore: Nassar

Chennai, Aug 19 : Actor Nassar says Vasanthabalan, who has directed the Tamil historical film "Kaaviya Thalaivan", dares to explore different ideas with his movies.


All states should be on board on GST : Jayalalitha to Prime Minister

Chennai, Aug.18 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has reiterated that the Amendment Bill on Goods and Service Tax should provide for an independent compensation mechanism.


Arsha Vidya Gurukulam founder Swami Dayananda Saraswati calls on PM

New Delhi, Aug.18 : The founder of the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore city, Swami Dayananda Saraswati, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Monday.


Rahman prefers lip-sync over songs in background

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Aug 18 : Composer A.R. Rahman doesn't favour the trend of using songs in the background because he feels it affects its popularity.


Jayalalithaa suggests two-tier tax machinery

Chennai, Aug 18 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has suggested to the central government to delegate the levy, collection and appropriation of tax substitutes for value added tax (VAT), central excise and service tax by the state.


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