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'Katamarayudu' Pawan Kalyan's biggest release in US

Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Pawan Kalyan-starrer Telugu action-drama Katamarayudu will have its US premiere on Thursday in around 250 screens, making it the biggest release in the star's career. According to the film's overseas distributor CineGalaxy Inc, the craze for the film amid US audiences has been unprecedented. In a statement, it has been revealed that the film will release ...

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New taxi app to provide roadside pickup

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) People in Delhi and some other cities will now have a wider choice of taxis with the launch of a new app that also provides roadside pickup, and commission-free registration and enrolment to cab drivers. The app was launched on Thursday across seven cities, including Delhi, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai and Bengaluru. The app 'Baxi', which ...

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Indian Navy team to again scale Mt. Everest

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Its personnel have ventured to a depth of 40 meters below sea level and the an Indian Navy team is all set to once again scale the world's highest peak at 8,848 meters, with an expedition to Mt. Everest being flagged off by Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Thursday. The 24-member team will follow in the footsteps of an Indian Navy expedition that reached the s...

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Candidates file nominations for R.K. Nagar by-poll

Chennai, March 23 (IANS) On a day of hectic political developments in the ruling AIADMK party in Tamil Nadu, top political and popular candidates on Thursday filed their nominations for the April 12 by-election for the Radhakrishnan Nagar assembly constituency. The ruling AIADMK's Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran wearing a cap -- his election symbol -- filed his nomination for t...

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National drag race championship final this weekend

Chennai, March 23 (IANS) The national drag racing championship's finale will be run at the refurbished Madras Motor Racing track (MMRT) here this weekend with round two scheduled for Saturday and the concluding round on Sunday. For the first time the meet will be held at the MMRT track which is being transformed into India's only multi-event motorsport facility run by a club with provisi...

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No-confidence motion against TN Speaker defeated

Chennai, March 23 (IANS) The opposition resolution seeking the removal of Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal was defeated on Thursday, with 122 AIADMK legislators voting against and 97 opposition MLAs voting in favour. Eleven lawmakers belonging to former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam's camp abstained from voting. The main opposition party DMK had sponsored the resolution ...

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Carborundum Universal's three new plants go on stream

Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Indian multi-national Carborundum Universal Ltd (CUMI), a major in abrasives, ceramics and other products, on Thursday said it has opened three new fusion plants in Cochin in Kerala. In a statement here, the Murugappa Group company said the three new fusion plants were set up at the firm's electro-mineral complex at Cochin. With the new facilities -- a Zi...

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AIADMK factions get 'Electric Pole', 'Cap'

Chennai, March 23 (IANS) The Election Commission on Thursday allotted the symbol Electric Pole to the AIADMK faction led by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and the Cap to the ruling AIADMK group. We have been given `Electric Pole' to fight the by-election from Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency. And our group will be called the 'AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma', former MP K...

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Excited about Bollywood debut, says Gautham Kurup

Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Actor Gautham Kurup, best known for his work in southern films such as Thuppakki and Kandahar, plays a negative role in his Bollywood debut Bhanwarey and he is excited about it. Talking about the film, a sex comedy about premature ejaculation, Gautham said: It's a dark comedy based on very funny situations. This is a very new subject for Bollywood and no one has ...

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AIADMK factions may seek legal recourse to defreeze party symbol

Chennai, March 23 (IANS) The two warring factions in the AIADMK have expressed their plans to seek legal recourse to defreeze the party's two leaves symbol as ordered by the Election Commission. In a statement on Wednesday night, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said: Despite placing before the Election Commission strong arguments, it is sad we were not able to get the '...

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Talks on for 'Appatlo Okadundevadu' Hindi remake: director

Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Director Sagar Chandra says talks have been initiated for the Hindi remake of his last year's critically-acclaimed Telugu hit Appatlo Okadundevadu. I don't know for certain if the film will be remade in Hindi, but talks have been initiated. If things materialise, my producer will make official announcement, Chandra told IANS. Asked if he would direct the ...

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Puri Jagannadh shoots massive action sequence for next

Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Puri Jagannadh, who has begun working on his next yet-untitled Telugu project with actor Nandamuri Balakrishna, says he has just wrapped up a massive action sequence. Completed my first schedule of 'NBK 101' in a massive set action sequence. It's going to be feast for all Nandamuri Balakrishna fans, Jagannadh tweeted on Thursday. The project hap...

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My support is for no one: Rajinikanth

Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday said he has no plans to extend support to any party in the forthcoming crucial RK Nagar bypoll here. My support is for no one in the coming elections, Rajinikanth tweeted. Earlier this week, when popular composer and BJP candidate Gangai Amaran called on Rajinikanth, reports started doing the rounds that the 66-year-old s...

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Rajinikanth to unveil housing scheme in Jaffna

Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth will hand over keys to 150 homes built for Tamils by Gnanam Foundation on April 9 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, according to a statement released by Lyca Productions. As part of his visit, Rajinikanth is also expected to speak at a public meeting and plant tree saplings. Named after Lyca Group chairman Subaskaran Allirajah's mother, the foun...

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Ashok Leyland expects 10% YoY growth in truck segment

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland on Wednesday said its truck segment is expected to grow at 10 per cent year-on-year (YoY) in the Indian logistics sector. The Hinduja Group flagship company said it aims to strengthen its position further in the logistics sector, which is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 16 per cent. T...

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11-fold increase in car imports by India from Britain

Chennai, March 22 (IANS) Indian import of cars from Britain has seen nearly 11-fold increase in the past seven years, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said on Wednesday. According to its website, SMMT is the voice of the British motor industry representing more than 700 automotive companies in that country. In 2016, Indian motorists bought 3,372 British-built...

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Photojournalists manhandled at Rajinikanth's '2.o' sets

Chennai, March 22 (IANS) Two photojournalists were manhandled here on Wednesday on the sets of Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil science-fiction action film 2.o. A police complaint was made but was later withdrawn. Ragunathan, one of the photographers to be pushed by the bouncers at the insistence of the film's assistance director, narrated the incident to IANS. He said: They were not...

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Election panel reserves order in AIADMK symbol case

Chennai, March 22 (IANS) The Election Commission on Wednesday reserved its order after hearing day-long arguments from rival AIADMK factions in Tamil Nadu on the allocation of the two leaves party symbol, one of the petitioners said. The hearing before the Election Commission ended around 5 p.m. The panel has reserved its orders. Perhaps we may know its decision later in the day or tomor...

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Water conservation an ongoing campaign, says minister

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Marking World Water Day, Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday launched a water management policy pledging to make Indian Railways greener and water efficient. I have always believed that celebrating an event for just a day will not do, one has to celebrate it everyday. So, we have decided to celebrate Water Day everyday, Prabhu said addressing the...

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International Kids Couture to start on April 1

Bengaluru, March 22 (IANS) The International Kids Couture (IKC) Summer 2017, to be held across four Indian cities starting April 1, will feature kidswear brands and designers showcasing the latest in the fashion segment. There will be five shows during the gala in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai and Pune. It is being held in association with Phoenix Market City. IKC Summer 2017 will a...

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