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  • Heavy rains forecast for AP, Telangana, north TN from Nivar

    Friday, November 27, 2020 01:00 AM IST, Chennai

    Heavy rains are predicted for several parts of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and northern Tamil Nadu under the influence of cyclonic storm Nivar though it has weakened into a Deep Depression, the met department said on November 26. Heavy rains are likely for Tirupati.

  • Severe cyclonic storm crossed coast near Puducherry, strong winds continue

    Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:50 PM IST, Chennai

    A severe cyclonic storm NIVAR over southwest Bay of Bengal crossed the coast near Puducherry in the early hours of November 26, and moved northwestwards after weakening into a deep depression. Areas near Puducherry, Cuddalore, Vellore, Kanchipuram, Mamallapuram and Tambaram in Tamil Nadu were largely affected due to heavy rains and strong winds.

  • Severe cyclonic storm centred 100 km from Puducherry, will cross coast on Nov 26

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020 08:05 PM IST, Chennai

    Very severe cyclonic storm will move northwestwards for next 06 hours and cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram near Puducherry on November 26 early morning with a wind speed of 120-130 kmph gusting to 145kmph.

  • Severe cyclonic storm may cross coast near Puducherry on Nov 26 morning

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020 07:49 PM IST, Chennai

    A very severe cyclonic storm has formed in southwest Bay of Bengal and will move northwestwards for next 06 hours and cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram near Puducherry on November 26 early morning with a wind speed of 120-130 kmph gusting to 145kmph.

  • Very severe cyclonic storm may cross coast near Puducherry on Nov 25

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020 04:26 PM IST, Chennai

    Very severe cyclonic storm is likely to move northwestwards for next 06 hours and cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram near Puducherry on November 25 late evening or November 26 early morning with a wind speed of 120-130 kmph gusting to 145kmph, causing heavy rainfall in 11 districts of Tamil Nadu

  • Cyclone centred 350 kms from Puducherry, 400 kms from Chennai

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020 01:07 AM IST, Chennai

    The cyclonic storm NIVAR over southwest Bay of Bengal moved westwards with a speed of 05 kmph during past six hours and lay centred at 2030 hrs IST of November 24, 2020 over southwest Bay of Bengal near latitude 10.0°N and longitude 82.3°E, about 340 km east-southeast of Cuddalore, about 350 km southeast of Puducherry and 400 km southsoutheast of Chennai.

  • Severe cyclonic storm may cross Puducherry coast Nov 25 evening

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020 08:18 PM IST, Chennai

    A severe cyclonic storm is expected to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram at a point near Puducherry on November 25, 2020 evening with a wind speed of 120-130 kmph gusting to 145 kmph, the Met department said on November 24 evening. Over 21 cm of rainfall is expected in the above areas on November 25.

  • Will Amit Shah cajole a reluctant Rajni to launch party?

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 07:07 PM IST, Chennai

    BJP circles are working on a plan to get Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah to meet actor Rajinikanth during his Chennai visit on November 21, and convince him to launch a new party in time for the 2021 Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu.

  • ‘Swami’ Dakshinamoorthy centenary ignored by Tamil film industry

    Friday, November 13, 2020 09:16 PM IST, Chennai

    'Malayalam' Dakshinamoorthy, as was called the famous music director, had composed for over 125 films including 13 in Tamil, and had groomed Ilayaraja, Yesudas, NC Vasanthakokilam, P Leela, P Susheela, Kalyani Menon and Bhavatharini among many other singers and music directors. Yet his birth centenary last year was totally ignored by the film industry in Chennai

  • MGR wanted murder case against Balu Mahendra over Shoba death

    Friday, October 30, 2020 07:16 PM IST, Chennai

    Senior police officer and former head of CBI, RK Raghavan, provides juicy details of his encounter with the then chief minister M G Ramachandran who was desperately trying to convert the actress Shoba case from suicide to murder ! He wanted a murder case tpo be filed against film director Balu Mahendra who was in a relationship with her.

  • Tough encounters with MGR, Jaya, DMK Govt: Raghavan: Part II

    Friday, October 30, 2020 04:37 PM IST, Chennai

    R K Raghavan, former head of CBI and IG Intelligence, Tamil Nadu, has described in his book his harsh encounters with the DMK and AIADMK governments in the State, including former chief ministers MG Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa. "Jayalalithaa was dangerously reckless, and paid the penalty for it”.

  • R K Raghavan partly blames Dravidian parties for Rajiv Assassination

    Friday, October 30, 2020 03:59 PM IST, Chennai

    R K Raghavan, former head of CBI, partly blames Dravidian parties and former PM VP Singh for the Rajiv Gandhi assassination. The former IG Intelligence reveals details of the Sriperumbudur blast incident in his autobiography

  • The SPB statue story adds fuel to the myth that can’t be ‘busted’

    Saturday, October 24, 2020 04:04 PM IST, Chennai

    Is a statue for a living person unlucky? Does it bring in bad luck, bad days for such a person? Did it happen in the case of singer SPB who ordered a statue for himself? In a world full of superstitions even in the 21st century, such questions do crop up.

  • Velachery was the place where Shiva restored Yama’s Dhandam

    Wednesday, October 07, 2020 09:47 PM IST, Chennai

    Chennai Maadham Chennai Month series: The legend of ancient Dhandeeswarar temple in Velachery, after the fascinating duel between Yama and Markandeya, Yama's Dhandam was taken away by Lord Shiva. Velachery was the place where Shiva restored Yama’s Dhandam.

  • Over 20 inscriptions highlight antiquity of Velachery

    Saturday, October 03, 2020 09:48 PM IST, Chennai

    Velachery is an ancient place, with more than 20 inscriptions from 10th CE itself, more than 1,000 years ago. Chennai 2000 Plus Trust records here the first part of the articles on Velachery as part of the Chennai Maadham (Chennai Month) celebrations

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY, செப். 30 சென்னை பிறந்த தினம்

    Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:38 AM IST, Chennai

    September 30 is the official birthday of Chennai, when Madras was renamed as Chennai (through a Government order) in keeping with the aspirations of the Tamil people, its culture, language and civilization.

  • Farewell, my friend SPB

    Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:05 PM IST, Chennai

    Those were the days when Ilayaraja and his brothers struggled for even one square meal in two days. They would conduct music for Bharatiraja's plays and occasionally get a chance to play the guitar for a film recording. Bharatiraja requested SPB, then an up-and-coming singer to engage them in his orchestra which used to perform light music programmes in Chennai. SPB took them on board. Later, Ilayaraja rose to such dizzy heights as a music composer that SPB wondered where that talent came from.

  • 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.

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