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RFYS football tourney to be held in 30 cities

Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) The Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) is expected to see more than 60,000 student footballers from over 3,500 schools and colleges across 30 Indian cities participate this year, it was announced on Tuesday. The inaugural RFYS football competition in four different categories last year elicited robust participation from schools and colleges in the eight cities...

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DMK questions TN move to seek one-year NEET exemption

Chennai, July 25 (IANS) DMK Working President M.K. Stalin on Tuesday questioned the Tamil Nadu government's move to seek exemption from NEET for at least a year. Why should the Centre hold a common entrance test to admit students in graduation courses in medical and dental colleges run by state governments, the DMK leader asked in a statement released here. Stalin urged the AIADM...

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Madras HC orders singing of Vande Mataram in schools, offices

Chennai, July 25 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered singing of the national song Vande Mataram in all educational institutions at least once in a week. The court ordered that the song should be sung preferably on Monday or Friday. The order was passed on a writ petition filed by one K. Veeramani seeking a direction to the Tamil Nadu Teacher's Recruitment Board (TRB) ...

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People's organisations stage protest against RCEP trade pact

Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) Various people's organisations from across India on Monday staged a protest against the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement even as the 19th round of negotiations on it were being held here. The Forum against FTAs and RCEP, farmers organisations and other civil society organisations under the banner 'People's Resistance Forum again...

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My most glamorous avatar yet in 'Gautham Nanda': Catherine

Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Actress Catherine Tresa, who is kicked about forthcoming Telugu commercial entertainer Gautham Nanda, says audiences will see her in her most glamorous avatar yet in the film and she is confident her look will be loved. She plays a character called Mugdha, who comes from a well-off family. The energy my character possesses makes it very different from the ...

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Working birthday for actor Vijay Antony

Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Actor-composer Vijay Antony, who turned 41 on Monday, will be spending his birthday shooting for the upcoming Tamil family drama Annadurai, in which he plays dual roles, his wife said. He will be busy shooting for 'Annadurai' on his birthday. In the film, he plays two brothers Annadurai and Thambidurai. The team is currently shooting the final schedule in Thirukov...

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Sekhar Kammula's 'Fidaa' mints Rs 25 crore in opening weekend

Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Sekhar Kammulas latest Telugu outing Fidaa, a love story about an NRI boy and a girl from Telangana, has grossed a whopping Rs 25 crore in its opening weekend at the box office, a trade pundit said. It's the biggest opening for Kammula and hero Varun Tej in their respective careers. The film has approximately grossed Rs 25 crore in its opening weekend wo...

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A.R. Rahman shares poster of 'Daughters of Destiny'

Chennai, July 24 (IANS) A.R. Rahman on Monday shared the poster of the Daughters of Destiny, documentary series to be released via Netflix on Friday. It features music by the double Oscar-winning composer, popularly known as the Mozart of Madras. Rahman tweeted the poster of the documentary. Directed by Academy award-winning Vanessa Roth, the documentary will focus on Bengaluru-b...

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Dhanush and I play strong characters in 'VIP 2': Kajol

Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Actress Kajol, who is making a much anticipated comeback after two decades to Tamil filmdom with VIP 2, says she as well as Dhanush play very strong characters in the film. In the sequel to the 2014 Tamil blockbuster VIP, Kajol plays a suave and conniving businesswoman named Vasundhara. Talking about her character, she said in a video byte released by the ...

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Regulatory blues: India's 1st private reinsurer mulls licence surrender

Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Finding the reinsurance regulations illogical and an uneven playing field for a whopping investment of Rs 500 crore, India's first private reinsurance company, ITI Reinsurance Ltd (ITI Re) is even ready to surrender its licence, officials said. ITI Re is promoted by the listed Fortune Financial Services (India) Limited (FFSIL) which in turn is promoted by Sudhir V...

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Pakistani held in TN for peddling drugs

Chennai, July 23 (IANS) A Pakistani national, who had entered India illegally and was peddling drugs, has been arrested in Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district, police said on Sunday. Mohammed Yunus is a Pakistan national. He had come to Ervadi from Sri Lanka on an illegal boat, a police officer in Ramanathapuram district told IANS over phone. The man was staying in a lodge and t...

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Reddy, Narendran shine at national racing meet

Sriperumbudur (Tamil Nadu), July 23 (IANS) Anindith Reddy from Hyderabad and Coimbatores Arjun Narendran provided a thrilling finale to the third round of the Indian National Racing Championship here on Sunday. Yash Aradhya, a 14-year old schoolboy from Bengaluru, also grabbed attention by chalking up his maiden win. Reddy finished the weekend on a high by chalking up his second ...

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Dulquer releases trailer of Malayalam version of Rana's next

Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Actor Rana Daggubati's upcoming Telugu film Nene Raju, Nene Mantri has been titled 'Raja Kireedam' in Malayalam and its trailer was released by actor Dulquer Salmaan on Sunday. Privileged to present to you my buddy Rana Daggubati's next release 'Raja Kireedam'. Here is the trailer, Dulquer tweeted on Sunday. Directed by Teja, the film features Rana as a po...

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Hilton Chennai beats liquor ban blues with new menu, Japanese restaurant

Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Opening a new Japanese restaurant, drawing up a new menu for its Indian restaurant, not retrenching staff and offering guests more are the daring strategies being adopted at Hilton Chennai following the ban on serving liquor, the hotel's top chef said. The Supreme Court has banned the serving of liquor in hotels located 500 metres from state and national highways....

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Ram's 'Taramani' to release on August 11

Chennai, July 23 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Ram's long-delayed Tamil drama Taramani, starring Andrea Jeremiah and Vasanth in the lead, will hit the screens on August 11, its makers have announced. In an official poster on Sunday, the makers confirmed the release date. Said to be a moody urban romantic saga, Taramani is jointly produced by Ram and J.S.K. Sathish. <...

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On Suriya's birthday,'Thaana Serntha Kootam' poster released

Chennai, July 23 (IANS) The first look poster of Suriya-starrer upcoming Tamil film Thaana Serntha Kootam was released on Sunday on the occasion of the actor's 42nd birthday. The film, produced by Studio Green, marks the first-time collaboration of Suriya and director Vignesh Shivan. Rumoured to be the official remake of Special 26, the film, a heist comedy, also stars Keerthy Su...

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Reddy, Chinappa shine at national racing tourney

Sriperumbudur (Tamil Nadu), July 22 (IANS) Anindith Reddy from Hyderabad kept his wits about him after a bad start to post a fine win in the MRF FF1600 race as did Bengalurus Deepak Paul Chinnappa who scripted his third consecutive victory in the premier Indian Touring Cars class at the Indian National Racing Championship at the MMRT track here on Saturday. While Reddy made the best of t...

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Jr. NTR rings in son's b'day on sets of Bigg Boss Telugu

Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Actor Jr. NTRs son Abhay Ram turned two on Saturday. He paid his father a surprise visit along with his mother and some family friends on the sets of Telugu Bigg Boss, a source said. Abhay, NTR's wife and some of his friends paid him a surprise visit on the sets of Bigg Boss. They celebrated Abhay's birthday on the sets of the reality show in Lonavala, a source cl...

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Film with Sharwanand will roll from October: Sudheer

Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Director Sudheer Varma, fresh from the success of Telugu revenge thriller Keshava, will next team up with actor Sharwanand for a yet-untitled Telugu project, which will roll from October. My next film will be Sharwa, and it will go on the floors from October. It's too early to divulge information about the film's genre and cast, Sudheer told IANS assuring it will ...

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'Goli Soda' franchise very close to heart: Vijay Milton

Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Cinematographer-filmmaker SD Vijay Milton, who has commenced work on the sequel to his highly successful 2014 Tamil actioner Goli Soda, says the franchise is very close to his heart. As a filmmaker, aGoli Soda' brought me lot of success and critical acclaim. It earned me respect among audiences and peers. It's a franchise that's very close to my heart, Milton, who...

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