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Nine 'top performing' parliamentarians get 'Sansad Ratna' awards

Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Kerala Governor Justice (retd) P. Sathasivam on Saturday gave away Sansad Ratna awards to nine best performing parliamentarians at a glittering function here. The awards, instituted by a city-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) Prime Point Foundation, were presented to Members of Parliament from both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. Speaking on the ...

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TN hotels and restaurants to down shutters on May 30

Chennai, May 27 (IANS) The South India Hotels and Restaurants Association (SIHRA) on Saturday said it will support the May 30 shutdown called given by another industry body, the Tamilnadu Hotels and Restaurant Association, against the GST rate. Protesting against the levy of 12-28 per cent GST rate, the Tamilnadu Hotels and Restaurant Association had recently announced their decision to ...

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Will resign if proved wrong on adulteration by dairies: TN Minister

Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Sticking to his charge that private dairies in Tamil Nadu mix chemicals in milk, Tamil Nadu Dairy Development Minister K.T. Rajenthra Balaji on Saturday said he will resign, or even hang himself, if proved wrong. Balaji had accused private dairies of mixing chemicals in milk produce to extend the product's shelf life. Samples drawn from milk produced at pri...

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Tamil Nadu dominate day two of Indian Open of Surfing

Mangaluru, May 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu dominated the penultimate day of the ongoing second edition of Indian Open of Surfing with most of their surfers booking their place in the semi-finals across all the categories held at the Sasihithlu beach here on Saturday. Amidst near perfect conditions thronged by almost a 6000-odd crowd, the Tamil Nadu surfers nearly walked away with semi-final spo...

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TN CM rules out Cabinet reshuffle

Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Denying media reports, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday ruled out any reshuffle in the state Cabinet. It is only the newspapers that are publishing news about a ministry change. There will be no change in the ministry, he told the media at Yercaud, about 370 km from here. As for meetings of AIADMK legislators with him, Palaniswami said t...

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Abhay Deol is a sweet person: Aishwarya Rajesh

Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rajesh, who will share screen space with Abhay Deol in his Tamil debut film Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kadhai, finds the actor a sweet person. Such a sweet person, Abhay Deol. Photo-shoot for 'Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kadhai', Aishwarya tweeted on Saturday along with a photograph with Abhay. Abhay, who will join the sets on May 29, will be playing a...

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Thrilled to team up with 'Baahubali' writer: Raghava Lawrencce

Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Raghava Lawrencce is elated to collaborate with Baahubali fame writer Vijayendra Prasad for a yet-untitled bilingual historic drama, to roll from later this year. While Prasad will pen the story, S.S Rajamouli's associate A. Mahadev will direct this project. When I heard the one liner from Prasad sir, it was good enough for me to come on boa...

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Rahman congratulates Aamir for success of 'Dangal' in China

Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman on Saturday extended his wishes to actor Aamir Khan for the success of his film Dangal in China. Congrats Aamir Khan and team 'Dangal' for winning over Chinese hearts again, Rahman tweeted. Released earlier this month in China, Dangal, according to trade sources, so far has minted a whopping Rs 825 crore. Directed ...

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Four jewellers booked for cheating SBI of Rs 65 cr

Chennai, May 26 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday said it has registered a case against four jewellers for allegedly causing a loss of Rs 65 crore to the State Bank of India (SBI), an official said. N. Ashok, N. Balaji, V. Nagendran and Manoharan, promoters and directors of Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore-based Lavanya Gold Jewels India Private Limited, have been booked ...

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Been more socially responsible than 'Satyamev Jayate' host: Kamal Haasan

Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan on Friday said he does not have to do a show like Aamir Khan's Satyamev Jayate to prove he is socially responsible. Kamal has come on board as the host of the Tamil version of Bigg Boss. Asked why he chose to host a Bigg Boss over a show like Satyamev Jayate where socially relevant topics are brought to the fore, Kamal told the media here...

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Kamal dodges question on Rajinikanth's political entry

Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Friday dodged a question regarding his best friend and actor Rajinikanth's rumoured political entry. Speaking on the occasion of the trailer launch of the Tamil version of reality TV show Bigg Boss, Kamal said: We need to organise a separate press meet to talk about it (Rajinikanth's political plunge). Rajinikanth had earlier...

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Nine MPs to be conferred with Sansad Ratna awards

Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Nine Members of Parliament -- six from the Lok Sabha and three Rajya Sabha members -- will be honoured with the `Sansad Ratna Awards 2017' here on Saturday. The awards will be presented to the parliamentarians by Justice (retd) P.Sathasivam, Governor of Kerala, K. Srinivasan, chairman, Prime Point Foundation, told reporters here on Friday. These awards were...

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When Ham radio reunited brother-sister across two states

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Amateur radio, quintessentially a geeky hobby, has come to the rescue of a 35-year-old woman from Tamil Nadu who had puzzled doctors at a West Bengal hospital for four years for her inability to recall a shred of information about her life. In a few days, Visalakshi is all set to be united with her family here, over 1,500 km away from her native Krishnapuram villag...

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10 kg narcotic drug haul at Bengaluru airport, one held

Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) A man was arrested after about 10 kg of narcotic drug valued at Rs 2 crore in the international market was seized from him at the city airport, an official said on Thursday. The contraband was found in 35 schoolbags of Mujibur Rahman, who tried to smuggle it to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia onboard a Malaysian Airlines aircraft, Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) Zonal Dir...

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We seek injunction against 'Raabta' release: Allu Arvind

Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Producer Allu Arvind of Geetha Arts on Thursday sought injunction against the release of Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Raabta, which is slated to hit the screens on June 9, over copyright infringement. Arvind claims the story of Raabta is very similar to his Telugu film Magadheera. This is to inform to the large public that we, Geetha Arts the original maker...

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First look posters of Rajinikanth's 'Kaala Karikaalan' launched

Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Actor Dhanush, who will be producing his father-in-law Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil outing Kaala Karikaalan, on Thursday unveiled the first-look posters of the film, to be directed by Pa. Ranjith. Two posters of the film were officially released by Dhanush via his Twitter page. While one of the posters features a fierce and intense Rajinikanth in a close-up...

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TN to set up three new law colleges

Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday said three new law colleges will be opened in Dharmapuri, Villupuram and Ramanathapuram districts during the academic year 2017-18. Palaniswami said the decision was taken to enable students in and around these districts to take up law education. Palaniswami said 80 students each will be admitted for the...

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Fadnavis, 5 others, survive chopper crash; Tweets 'We are ok'

Latur (Maharashtra), May 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and five others had a providential escape when their chopper crash-landed after it got entangled in overhead electric cables in Latur district, sparking a major scare here on Thursday. He later tweeted, We are absolutely safe and ok. Nothing to worry. As the chopper appeared to lose control and suddenly came ...

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Ashok Leyland posts Rs 1,223-cr net, plans Rs 500-cr capex

Chennai/Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland Ltd, closing last fiscal with a net profit of Rs 1,223 crore on a revenue of Rs 21,332 crore, plans to invest around Rs 500 crore during the current year, the company's Managing Director on Thursday. He also said the company is yet to get land allotment from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments for setting up an as...

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Rajinikanth's next film titled 'Kaala Karikaalan'

Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth's next Tamil film, to be produced by his son-in-law Dhanush, has been officially titled Kaala Karikaalan. Actor Dhanush unveiled the film's title and first-look poster on Thursday. Sharing the poster on his Twitter page, Dhanush wrote the film is titled Kaala Karikaalan. The title was released in English, Tamil, Telugu and Hind...

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