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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 […]


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Six more visa interview windows at U.S. Consulate in Chennai

February 6th, 2007

 Six additional visa interview windows will be added this week at the United States Consulate in Chennai to help eliminate the visa backlog. “Our goal is to totally eliminate the visa backlog by March 31,” says U.S. Vice-Consul Jimmy Mauldin. Speaking on the sidelines of a business forum organised by the U.S. State of Virginia […]


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Income Tax department raids not politically motivated, DPI

February 1st, 2007

Brushing aside allegations that the recent income tax raids on the premises of actor-turned-politician Vijaykanth were politically motivated, the DPI, an ally of the DMK, said all were equal before law. Party leader Thol Tirumavalavan told reporters here today that all were equal before law and hence it was wrong to say that the search […]


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Shilpa Shetty is Single and ready to mingle – Celebrity Big Brother

February 1st, 2007

Shilpa Shetty, who received overwhelming support from British viewers after being racially abused on the reality televison show, said she planned to extend her stay in Britain, as her mother Sunanda is keen on looking for a match for her. “I’m single and ready to mingle!” Bollywood’s long-legged beauty said in an interview to the […]


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Sony Ericsson Goes to India

January 31st, 2007

Sony mobiles from Chennai Sony Ericsson president Miles Flint announcing plans of his company at a press conference today. Also seen is Union Minister Dayanidhi Maran. Sony Ericsson would produce mobile handsets by outsourcing manufacturing to its global partners ? Flextronics and Foxconn, which have set up their facilities in Sriperumbudur, a city suburb. This […]


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Actress Jyotika pregnant, baby due in August

January 31st, 2007

Looks like the first couple of Kollywood didnt wait for long before starting a family. Actress Jyotika is said to be in the family way and the baby is due in August. The actress, who is consulting the same gynaecologist who treated Aishwarya Dhanush, has been going for regular check-ups and is said to be […]



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Vaali, creator of songs …Yep…receives the Padmashree

January 30th, 2007

Vaali, the creator of a thousand melodious songs in Tamil has been honored with the prestigious Padmashree award this year. The seventy-year-old lyricist has penned over 1,500 lyrics for Tamil feature films, second only to the late poet Kannadasan. A native of Srirangam, Vaali is not only a lyricist but also a renowned literary figure […]



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Shilpa Shetty wins Big Brother

January 30th, 2007

Shilpa Shetty conquered the hearts and minds of a generation of Britons with her poise and grace in the face of bullying in Celebrity Big Brother and she did so again on Sunday night after an overwhelming 63 per cent of Britons on Sunday voted to crown her queen of the reality TV show. “Things […]



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Chennai’s kidney donors facing health problems

January 24th, 2007

NDTV has been reporting consistently on the poor fisherwoman of Chennai.Driven to poverty after the 2004 tsunami, they were convinced by touts to sell their kidney for money.Now many of them, unable to take proper post surgery care of themselves, are suffering major health complications and could even face death if their single kidney fails.Many […]