500 TCS employees asked to leave

February 5th, 2008

India’s leading software services firm Tata Consultancy Services Limited TCS is laying off 500 of its employees due to poor performance. In the quarter ended Dec 31, TCS appointed 4,037 employees, taking its total headcount to one lakh eight thousand two hundred and twenty nine up from 83 three and a half thousand a year […]


MRF unit reopened

February 5th, 2008

Tyre Major MRF LTD on Tuesday reopened its Thiruvottiyur manufacturing facility, after more than 60 days of lockout following a dispute between the management and the unions. The managment had accused the workers of “not meeting productivity norms, and indiscipline”. However, after Tamil Nadu government announced in the Assembly on January 30 that it will […]


Mercedes-Benz unveils the new C-Class in Chennai

January 31st, 2008

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was launched in Chennai today by Mr.Sanjiv Sahajwala (Head Marketing, DaimlerChrysler India Pvt.Ltd) and Mr. KSM Musaddique (Managing Director, Trans Car India, the authorised dealership of Mercedes-Benz in Tamil Nadu). Speaking on the occasion Mr. Sahajwala commented: “To date around six million C-Class vehicles have been sold all around the globe. In […]


Telgi awarded 10 years RI by Chennai court

January 30th, 2008

A Special Court trying CBI cases on Wednesday convicted and sentenced Abdul Karim Telgi, the key accused in the the multi-crore fake stamp paper case, to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment (RI). Special Judge N Velu, who awarded the sentence, also imposed a fine of Rs three crore. The non-payment of the fine would entail three […]


CPCL to revamp Chennai refinery for Rs 5,000 cr

January 29th, 2008

Chennai Petroleum Corp plans to invest Rs 5,000 cr for revamping its Chennai refinery to enhance the quality of manufactured petroleum products. The revamping would be completed by 2009 and CPCL would bear the entire cost of the project, company’s General Manager (Maintenance) D Selvaraj said. The company also plans to supply Euro4 quality Petrol […]


Actor Pandiyan passes away

January 10th, 2008

Actor Pandian died in a private hopsital in madurai on Thursday January 10th at 11.30 in the morning. The death is due to Jaundice and Liver failure. He was admitted in the private hospital a few days ago but did not recover. He was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday and was being treated for […]

Kuruvi Movie On Location Stills

Kuruvi On Location

January 6th, 2008

Vijay and Trisha commenced shooting for Kuruvi in Malaysia last week for the shooting of an important song. Almost the entire team that made Ghilli is working on Kuruvi including music director Vidyasagar who has given rocking numbers for Dharani’s films. Kuruvi Movie Photo Gallery Kuruvi On Location Click here for Photos of Trisha Krishnan


Ajith meets CM

January 6th, 2008

The proud Papa Ajith Kumar met Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi at his residence on to share the blissful happiness of fatherhood. He also invited the Chief Minister to watch is recently released hit moive Billa in a special screening that can be arranged at the CM’s convinience. The CM was happy to see Ajith and Congratulated […]


Baby girl for Ajith and Shalini

January 3rd, 2008

Ajith and Shalini are blessed with a baby girl. Shalini gave birth to a girl child in the early hours of Thursday morning at Appollo Hospital in Chennai. It was a Caesarean operation. Mother and the child are doing good. The baby has been a late new year gift and a early pongal gift for […]


Tamil stars new year celebrations

January 2nd, 2008

This year saw most of our Tamil stars welcoming New Year not in our country but abroad. Vijay and Trisha, had the New Year bash in Malaysia, where they are staying for the shooting of ‘Kuruvi’. The newly married Srikanth who is stepping into the new year with wife Vandana celebrated it in Malaysia. Another […]


Amitabh Bachchan`s mother passes away

December 21st, 2007

Mother of Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan and wife of distinguished Hindi poet Harivansah Rai Bachchan, 93 year old Teji Bachchan passed away on Friday. Teji breathed her last at the Lilavati Hospital here where she was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Teji has been in ill health and in the hospital for a […]


South on road to $20 bn industrial corridor

December 17th, 2007

There may be a second industrial corridor in the making. Inspired by the proposed Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor, the Tamil Nadu government has asked the commerce & industry ministry to consider a Bangalore-Chennai corridor. Government officials believe the corridor would entail an investment of around $20 billion. “The Tamil Nadu government is of the view that […]