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One more killed in TN, death toll is 12

Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 23 (IANS) One more person was killed in fresh police firing here on Wednesday as the killing of 11 people protesting against the Sterlite Copper Smelting plant a day earlier sparked calls for the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's resignation. Worried over the persistent mass anger, the authorities suspended Internet in the districts of Thoothukudi or Tuticorin, Ti...

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Kamal Haasan visits Thoothukudi firing victims

Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 23 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday met people injured in police firing on protestors marching against the Sterlite Copper Smelting plant here and demanded to know who ordered the firing. We must know who ordered this firing. It is not me but the victims who are demanding this. Merely announcing compensation isn't a solution. This ind...

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Our mission is to strengthen regional parties grouping: Mamata, Naidu

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Andhra Pradeshn counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday said their participation in the swearing-in ceremony of H.D. Kumaraswamy was meant strengthen the coming together of regional parties and they would not allow obstacles in this effort. We are very happy that Kumaraswamyji is taking oath today (Wednesda...

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Congress' Parameshwara to be Karnataka Deputy CM

Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) The Congress' Karnataka President G. Parameshwara would be the Deputy Chief Minister in the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government, a party leader said on Tuesday. Party President Rahul Gandhi has approved the name of Parameshwara for the Deputy Chief Minister post in the coalition government, Congress General Secretary K.C. Venugopal told report...

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Kumaraswamy's swearing-in to be opposition's show of strength

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The swearing-in ceremony of Karnataka Chief Minister-designate H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday will be used as a show of strength of the opposition parties ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, in a possible line up against the BJP. But Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao decided to give the ceremony a miss and flew to Bengaluru on Tuesday to meet Kumaraswa...

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Nine dead in police firing in Toothukudi as Sterlite protests turn violent

Toothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 22 (IANS) Nine people, including a girl, died on Tuesday in police firing after the ongoing anti-Sterlite protests turned violent with thousands of people from nearby areas allegedly attacking the District Collectorate demanding closure of the Vedanta Group-run company. In the first major incident of police firing in Tamil Nadu on protesters and resultant dea...

2 days ago
Nine dead in police firing in Toothukudi after Sterlite protests turn violent

Toothukudi (Tamil Nadu), May 22 (IANS) Nine people, including a girl, died on Tuesday in police firing after the ongoing anti-Sterlite protests turned violent with hundreds of people from nearby areas allegedly attacking the District Collectorate demanding closure of the Vedanta Group-run company. In the first major incident of police firing in Tamil Nadu on protesters and resultant deat...

7 days ago
Hope Kamal, Rajini worked out their political screenplays before taking plunge: Shatrughan Sinha

Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) The intrepid BJP politician Shatrughan Sinha has a word of advice for his friends Rajinikant and Kamal Haasan who have announced their entry into politics. I hope they have worked out their political screenplays in some detail before taking the plunge. Mujhe aisa lagta toh nahin hai (I don't think so).I hope I am wrong. Because politics is no bed of roses, he says.<...

9 days ago
Noted novelist Balakumaran dead

Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Noted Tamil novelist and script writer V. Balakumaran died on Tuesday at a private hospital here, hospital sources said. He was 71. The author of several novels and short stories, Balakumaran had been ailing for some time. He is survived by his wife and two children. Balakumaran penned popular novels like Mercury Pookkal, Thayumanavan and Kadalora Kuruvigal...

10 days ago
TN to study Cauvery scheme, opposition voices concern

Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Even as the Tamil Nadu government said it would first study the Cauvery Draft Water Management Scheme submitted by the Centre in the Supreme Court on Monday, major state parties voiced opposition to the scheme. Speaking to reporters in Madurai, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said that the state government would first study the draft scheme and then decide o...

15 days ago
`Modi-Rajinikanth combine would do good for TN'

Chennai, May 10 (IANS) The combination of actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth and Prime Minister Modi would be good for Tamil Nadu, said 'Thuglak' magazine Editor S.Gurumurthy. Speaking to reporters here on the sidelines of an event held by Ficci, Gurumurthy said the Modi-Rajinikanth combination will do good for Tamil Nadu, which is seeing a leadership vacuum. Rajinikanth with hi...

18 days ago
Kamal Haasan, Rajkummar lend voice to film on sexual exploitation

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Film celebrities Kamal Haasan, Vidya Balan, Puneeth Rajkumar, Jisshu Sengupta and Rajkummar Rao have lent their voice to Amoli: Priceless, a digital documentary on commercial sexual exploitation of children. Produced by Culture Machine, the documentary on the deep-seated and well-organised criminal industry will release on Monday in seven languages on YouTube and ...

1 month ago
The ignored/unknown kitsch that also advanced Bollywood

Title: In a Cult of Their Own - Bollywood Beyond Box Office; Author: Amborish Roychoudhury; Publisher: Rupa Publications India; Pages: 276; Price: Rs 295 Aamir Khan's PK is considered one of his landmarks but would anyone even suspect this was not the first time these initials played a major role in his career? Or what role Prithviraj Kapoor had in development of gory horror films? Or ho...

1 month ago
Film celebs unify in demanding justice for Kathua rape victim

Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Film stars, directors, singers and composers -- the Indian film industry is unified in condemning the barbaric and appalling rape of a minor in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district. They are disgusted by the silence of the government. Popular celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Kamal Haasan, Karan Johar, Adnan Sami and Sanjay Dutt have demanded swift justice for the ...

1 month ago
Kamal Haasan urges Modi to 'deliver justice' in TN

Chennai, April 12 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to deliver justice that Tamil Nadu is looking for amid growing political turmoil over the Cauvery water issue. As Modi arrived here on Thursday, Kamal tweeted a video and shared an open letter to the Prime Minister via social media. You can easily deliver the justice that ...

1 month ago
Social media trolls are like cockroaches: Twinkle Khanna

Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Actor-writer-producer Twinkle Khanna, who has been a target of several trolls for her frank opinion, on Monday said that these social media trolls are like cockroaches. Twinkle Khanna was speaking during a panel discussion Social Media Trolling on Social Platforms that was organised for forthcoming OSM Awards. During the media interaction, Twinkle expresse...

1 month ago
Cauvery row: Tamil movie industry observes silent protest

Chennai, April 8 (IANS) Tamil film fraternity led by veteran actors-turned-politicians Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth on Sunday observed a silent protest demanding the setting up of a Cauvery Management Board and the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC). It also opposed the operation of copper smelter plant of the Vedanta group in Tuticorin. The protest organised by the South ...

1 month ago
Protests hit TN over Cauvery

Chennai, April 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu was hit by protests for a fourth day on Wednesday to denounce the Centre's failure to set up a Cauvery Management Board (CMB), with demonstrators blocking rail lines and roads, witnesses and officials said. In Chennai, DMK activists attempted lay siege to Chennai Metro Rail at Koyambedu but were taken into custody. Other protesters tried to block suburb...

1 month ago
Veteran movie director Rajendran dead

Chennai, April 1 (IANS) Veteran movie director C.V.Rajendran, who was ailing for sometime, passed away here on Sunday. He was 81. Rajendran has directed popular movies in Tamil like Galatta Kalyanam, Sumathi En Sundari and Raja starring Sivaji Ganesan and J.Jayalalithaa who later became Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister. He also directed other popular movies like Vani Rani, Sivagamiyin...

1 month ago
Nolan enjoyed family time in Delhi before work trip in Mumbai

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Before his work trip to Mumbai, acclaimed Hollywood director Christopher Nolan enjoyed a short stay with his family here away from the glare of arch-lights. Nolan was welcomed to the capital in 'desi' style, and enjoyed some Indian flavours during his stay in the capital. According to a well-placed source, the director, who has lent his creative vision ...

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