Chennai Professor & Indian Student Girl killed in Virginia shooting

April 17th, 2007

As many as 33 people, including an Indian American professor of engineering and another Indian studuent, were killed and at least 15 injured when a gunman went on a shooting spree in a top US university campus Monday morning before turning the gun on himself. Loganathan, 51, was born in the southern Indian city of […]


Invitations sent out for Abhishek – Aishwarya Rai wedding

April 14th, 2007

Two of India’s hottest movie tars, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan, have sent invitations to their private wedding this month, a newspaper reported Thursday, adding to the hype over nuptials that have been kept strictly under wraps. For weeks now the Indian media has been reporting that the couple will wed in a small private […]


Afro-Asian Cup at Chennai and Bangalore

April 12th, 2007

The second edition of the Afro-Asian Cup featuring three day-night one-day matches will be hosted by Bangalore and Chennai in June, Sharad Pawar, chairman of the Afro-Asian Cricket Co-operation, said on Wednesday. “It’s the first major collaboration on any sporting level between the two continents and I’m sure, it will come to be seen as […]


India a future F1 destination: Bernie Ecclestone

April 10th, 2007

Formula One management head Bernie Ecclestone has said that India is a Formula One destination and that it would be ideal to have an Indian competing in the World championship. The President and CEO of F1 Management, in a statement in Chennai, said that he was ‘personally enthusiastic’ about the prospects of having a round […]


Television artist Santhoshi crowned ‘Miss Chinnathirai’

April 10th, 2007

Television artist Santhoshi being crowned ‘Miss Chinnathirai-2007’ by actor Bharath in Chennai. Television artist Santhoshi was crowned ‘Miss Chinnathirai — 2007’ at a glittering function on Sunday. Iswarya won the second place while Kajol came third. Actor Bharath honoured the winners. Earlier, the contest featured a beauty pageant by small screen women actors at the […]


Sun TV takes TDSAT to court over Tata Sky issue

April 10th, 2007

The row between Tata Sky and Chennai-based Sun TV Network Ltd over sharing of the channels turned murkier on Monday with the latter now moving the Madras High Court, challenging the orders passed by Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) over the issue. The company has received an interim stay from the high court. In […]


Globsyn Technologies merger plan to shift its HQ to Chennai

April 10th, 2007

Globsyn Technologies is shifting its software and technology division from the city to Chennai. Globsyn Technologies Ltd plans to merge all its business units, except the education one, with the Chennai-based Synergy Log-In Systems Ltd, a specialist in banking and financial software. Globsyn had bought 41% stake in Synergy in January 2006, which resulted in […]


Craft exhibition-cum-sales at Chennai

April 9th, 2007

Crafts Bazaar, an exhibition-cum-sales of a collection of handicrafts and handlooms from various States of the country, is underway at Anna Nagar, Chennai. The show began from Friday. The exposition was inaugurated by cine actress Kirthi Chawla. The bazaar has artistic items made of Sheesam wood, wood carvings of Gods and Goddesses,a range of wooden […]


Chennai girl Rohini Rau for World Sailing Championships 2007

April 7th, 2007

Chennai lass Rohini Rau has been selected to represent India at the ISAF World Sailing Championships 2007 at Cascais (Portugal) from 28 June to 13 July. This event is also the first qualifier for the 2008 Olympic games at Beijing. The Laser Radial class has been introduced in the Olympic Games for the first time […]


Chief Minister M Karunanidhi warned of action against Vijayakanth-led DMDK

April 7th, 2007

Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today warned of action against Vijayakanth-led DMDK, if it resorted to an agitation saying that bus fares had been hiked in the State. It may be recalled that DMDK had announced that a demonstration would be held in Villupuram on 11 April, alleging that additional fare is being collected in buses […]


Malaysian minister Sivalingam dies in Chennai

April 5th, 2007

Malaysian Urban Development Minister Datto Sivalingam died of heart attack at Chennai on April 4. Sivalingam (62), accompanied by his daughter Vasantha, arrived here this morning from Kuala Lumpur on a personal visit. He complained of chest pain on arrival. He was rushed to a hospital where he breathed his last. Sivalingam had come to […]


Chennai-born journalist wins Emmy Award

April 5th, 2007

Chennai born Sukanya Krishnan, who has won several awards for her television news coverage for mainstream media, added another feather to her cap by winning the New York Emmy Award in the on-camera: programme host/moderator category for the current year. Sukanya , 32, has worked for several television channels and among the major stories covered […]