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  • Video interview with R Rangaraj on TN Assembly returns to Kalaivanar Arangam after 65 years

    Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:31 PM IST, Chennai

    Video interview with R Rangaraj, Senior Journalist on History re-enacted as TN Assembly returns to Kalaivanar Arangam after 65 years

  • History re-enacted as TN Assembly returns to Kalaivanar Arangam after 65 years

    Sunday, September 13, 2020 08:47 PM IST, Chennai

    History is in the making as the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly is to return to the Kalaivanar Arangam complex after almost 65 years, albeit temporarily. Impacted by COVID-19, the Assembly department is looking for a new building where the mandatory Assembly session could be held for a few days in September, with the tiny building in Fort St George found inadequate due to physical distancing issues. History has a knack of repeating itself!

  • Nephew of MGR MC Chandran succumbs to Corona virus attack

    Friday, September 11, 2020 09:58 PM IST, Chennai

    Nephew of late MG Ramachandran, M C Chandran, son of MG Chakrapani, MGR's elder brother, succumbed to Corona-virus attack on September 11, 2020. The death came at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General hospital in Chennai where he was undergoing treatment for the last few days. He was 75.

  • Centenary of lyricist Ku Ma Balasubramaniam ignored

    Monday, August 24, 2020 08:11 PM IST, Chennai

    Ku Ma Ba, as he was later known, was actually proficient in writing chaste and classical Tamil and went on write over 600 film songs for leading music directors like G Ramanathan, KV Mahadevan, TG Lingappa, Sudarsanam, Salil Chowdhury and so on, in films starring MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, SS Rajendran, Vijayakanth among others. Born on May 13, 1920, at Velukkudi village in undivided Thanjavur district, in an agricultural family, his centenary too has been ignored

  • When MGR, Jaya proposed shifting of capital from Chennai

    Thursday, August 06, 2020 07:11 PM IST, Chennai

    The capital need not be shifted from Chennai. Yet, the metropolitan centre badly needs a second capital to decongest Chennai which would be easier for people in southern districts of TN to access, like Tiruchi or Karur. A look at MGR, Jaya proposals on the Capital issue, and why they were made and shelved

  • Senior posting at ISRO for Khushboo

    Sunday, July 19, 2020 09:51 PM IST, Uttar Pradesh

    How a Muslim girl from a small UP town came to be called ‘Moon Girl’. Khushboo Mirza was part of the dedicated teams of Chandrayaan 1 and Chandrayaan 2 missions

  • TN fast turning into a land of religious bigotry

    Sunday, July 19, 2020 08:52 PM IST, Chennai

    Tamil Nadu fast turning into a land of religious bigotry. What BJP functionaries have not been able to do in the state, a YouTube channel has achieved overnight

  • Balamurali Krishna 90th birth anniversary

    Monday, July 06, 2020 01:41 PM IST, Chennai

    கர்னாடக இசை உலகின் ஜாம்பவானாகத் திகழ்ந்த எம்.பாலமுரளி கிருஷ்ணா, 1930-ம் ஆண்டு ஆந்திர மாநிலம் கிழக்கு கோதாவரி மாவட்டத்தில் சங்கரகுப்தம் என்ற ஊரில் பிறந்தவர் (ஜூலை 6). தனது 6-வது வயதிலேயே இசைப் பயணத்தை தொடங்கியவர்.

  • Madan Mohan Birth Anniversary

    Thursday, June 25, 2020 08:43 PM IST, Chennai

    Today, is the birth anniverary of one of the best composers India has ever seen, Madan Mohan. Awards never came his way, but it was probably better that way, we can console ourselves to say, as his music remained unspoiled and untainted by power, pelf or prestige.

  • A L Raghavan had ushered in new genre of Tamil Pop

    Monday, June 22, 2020 01:59 PM IST, Chennai

    When the song PombaLai Oruthi IrundhALAm broke out in the hit film AdhE KangaL with music by Vedha, there were a few words that sounded like gibberish. They were not gibberish, but were Sourashtrian words used by Raghavan and TMS, both Sourashtrians

  • BJP and AIADMK are natural allies, says BJP leader L Ganesan

    Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:02 AM IST, Chennai

    There is nothing wrong in the AIADMK and BJP forging an alliance for the Lok Sabha elections as they were “natural allies”, said BJP National Executive member L Ganesan in an exclusive interview.

  • Rajiv Gandhi gave Prabakaran his bullet-proof jacket, Rs 50 L

    Friday, April 17, 2020 10:48 PM IST, Chennai

    Rajiv Gandhi gave Prabakaran his bullet-proof jacket, Rs 50 L. Lone survivor of 1987 Indo Lanka accord, Panruti Ramachandran exclusive interview: The accord was signed in my presence as the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, MGR, had deputed me as his emissary to Colombo to be at hand for the agreement over the pact, Panruti said.

  • Modi cannot match Indira’s 1971 masterstroke of breaking Pakistan: Azhagiri

    Friday, April 17, 2020 09:29 PM IST, Chennai

    Modi tries to claim sole credit for nationalism and patriotism but he cannot match the patriotism and national security master-stroke effected by late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who broke Pakistan into two in 1971 and created Bangladesh after driving Pakistan government and army out of East Pakistan.

  • Probe needed into Election Commission affairs relating to AIADMK

    Friday, April 17, 2020 08:40 PM IST, Chennai

    A thorough probe needs to be ordered into the acts of the Election Commission both at the Centre and in the State regarding not just the nominations for the November 2016 by-elections but the manner in which the symbol was frozen and then allotted.

  • Chennai 2000 Plus Ithihaasa Paathirangal lecture on Janakar

    Friday, April 17, 2020 08:11 PM IST, Chennai

    Chennai 2000 Plus Trust and Vivekananda Cultural Centre presented Ithihaasa Paathirangal monthly lecture on JANAKAR by Thiru Thiruppur Krishnan on Sunday, March 24, 2019,at Vivekananda Illam (Vivekananda House), near Marina.

  • Reporters Guild complaint against Zee Hindustan Tamil ad upheld by ASCI

    Friday, April 17, 2020 06:58 PM IST, Chennai

    The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has upheld the complaint of the Madras Reporters Guild against the ads released by Zee Media Corporation Limited – Zee Hindustan Tamil in Tamil daily, Dinamalar, which unfairly "denigrated" three Tamil Television channel anchors.

  • ASCI upholds complaint against ad denigrating Tamil channel anchors

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:50 PM IST, Chennai

    The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI), a self-regulating body of the advertising industry, has upheld the complaint of Madras Reporters Guild against the full-page advertisement of Zee Media Corporation Limited - Zee Hindustan Tamil channel on November 29, 2019, and has ruled that the ad “unfairly denigrates” three Tamil television channel journalist-anchors, S Karthigaichelvan of Pudhiya Thalaimurai, Ashoka Varshini of Thanthi TV and M Gunasekaran of News 18 Tamil channel

  • Fujitsu General to focus on mass Indian AC market for rapid growth

    Saturday, January 25, 2020 09:16 PM IST, Chennai

    Fujitsu India launched a slew of new models of Inverter Split Air conditioners in Chennai recently.

  • Pullela Gopichand delivers Key-Note Address of GAM 2020

    Saturday, January 25, 2020 01:33 PM IST, Chennai

    Padma Bhushan Pullela Gopichand, Indian Badminton ace and National Coach, delivering the key note address of GAM 2020, an alumni meet of NIT Trichy, said with hard work, blessings of the teachers and the Lord, “nothing is impossible”.

  • NIT Trichy alumni to contribute 3 mn USD for institute R and D

    Saturday, January 25, 2020 01:12 PM IST, Chennai

    NIT Trichy will soon have more PhDs come out from its portals, thanks to the generosity of its past students , who have together, taken on the responsibility to ensure that the institute produces more world class research scholars in different engineering verticals from their college by contributing USD 3 Million in the next 2 years.

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