BusinessNews

Australia opens consulate in Chennai

February 26th, 2007

Observing that India’s projected energy and resources requirements are enormous, a top Australian government official today said that expanding trade in energy and resources will be a critical factor between India and Australia. Inaugurating the Australian Consulate-General office here, Warren Truss, Australian Minister for Trade said: “Just as East Asia’s rapidly growing economy has been […]


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WiMAX Steps Forward in India

February 23rd, 2007

C-Dot Alcatel-Lucent Research Centre (CARC), in Chennai, has successfully completed the country’s first live WiMAX IEEE 802.16e-2005 (also called Rev-e) field trial using Aircel’s licensed spectrum. The technology is now ready for commercial deployment. An Alcatel-Lucent statement said the trials were conducted using the 2.5GHz band and successfully demonstrated applications in moving conditions such as […]


NewsSports

Chennai beats Mumbai, retains title

February 19th, 2007

Chennai Port Trust has extended its reign on the all-India Major Ports carrom title winning the team championship in the ninth edition of the event here on Saturday.Chennai defeated Mumbai Port Trust 2-0 in the final.Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust blanked Vishakapatnam 2-0 to take the third place. In the individual men’s singles event, second seeded […]


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Way to go is the film route, says Soundarya Rajnikanth

February 14th, 2007

                               Soundarya Rajnikanth, managing director of Ocher Studios with Mandep Singh Malik, senior vice- president, Teja industries, at a case study presentation organised by FICCI in Chennai When the toon avatar of Rajnikanth hits the silver screen next year, look out for the “Superstar” on gaming consoles as well. “The best way to sell […]


GeneralNews

Italian PM attends mass at Chennai church

February 12th, 2007

Away from his busy schedule visiting Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi and his wife offered Sunday mass at a little historic church on St Thomas Mount in Chennai. The church was built in memory of St Thomas, one of the apostles who it is believed came to India and became a martyr in 72 AD. […]


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Sewer line at Maduravoyal

February 12th, 2007

There is no let-up in the hardships faced by motorists and residents at Krishna Nagar and nearby streets (ward-7) falling under Maduravoyal third grade Municipality. After the havoc caused by monsoon last year, most of the streets are yet to relaid, but it seems road works may not be taken up for different reason now.      […]


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Stalin refutes Jaya’s allegations

February 12th, 2007

Local Administration Minister MK Stalin today said that the allegations of AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa about the suicide of a district official were ‘utter lies and an expression of her imagination.’ In an official release here today, Stalin said Jayalalithaa’s statement on the suicide death of a Dharmapuri district official was motivated by ulterior […]


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Bharathi birth anniversary celebrations

February 9th, 2007

The Shriram Group of companies is celebrating the 125th birth anniversary of poet Subramania Bharathi on February 10 at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore.Speaking to mediapersons, G. Sundaresan, chairman of the Shriram Bharathi Kalai Ilakkiya Kazhagam, said that the celebrations were being held for the 20th year in succession. Oratorical competitions were conducted for school […]


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BSNL plans 300 more towers across Chennai

February 9th, 2007

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited plans to erect an additional 300 communication towers across Chennai as part of the roadmap for ringing in 3G or third-generation wireless technology in mobile telephony.Widely tipped to revolutionise lifestyle, 3G technology has features such as enhanced multimedia (voice, data and video), high speed browsing, email and video-conferencing. There are already […]


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“Adopted son eligible for job on compassionate grounds”

February 9th, 2007

An adopted son is eligible to claim the job of his father on compassionate grounds and authorities concerned must take proper care to scrutinise such claims, the Madras High Court has said.A Division Bench, comprising Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice N. Paul Vasanthakumar, passed the order on a writ appeal filed by A. Sudhakar, who […]


MoviesNews

Simbu and Nayanthara

February 8th, 2007

The curtain was down for the love between Nayantara and Simbu. Both of them are even going to the extent by saying that nothing was there between them. Some said that the love drama is only for the promotion of ‘Vallavan’ but nothing more. But just look at these snaps those have come out from […]


GeneralNews

Madras University syndicate okays proposals

February 6th, 2007

The University of Madras’ Syndicate has approved three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) for collaborative research and exchange programmes with Turkish and Japanese institutions. The Department of Applied Geology will be collaborating with Kyoto University, Japan, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies International Environment and Disaster Management Laboratory and Middle East Technical University, Turkey, Disaster Management […]