Actor Suman joins Congress

October 7th, 2009

Actor Suman after much decision making has joined the Congress party. The hero turned villain did meet Verappa Moily some months ago in this regard but joined the Congress only now. The actor was actively involved in Telugu Desam Party over these years and has now decided to join Congress. It is said that Suman […]


Superstar Rajini says No to politics

October 13th, 2008

Superstar Rajinikanth has put all the speculation of his political entry to rest by issuing a press statement that he has no intention to join politics at this point of time. Rajini, who is back in chennai after a two week shooting of Enthiran in Goa has also warned againt creation of party names and […]


Fast against Hogenakkal issue – Tamil Film Industry

April 2nd, 2008

Hogenakkal issue is heating up now. In protest to the bashing up of Tamil theatres in Bangalore, the Kollywood film industry has announced a day-long fast on Friday. South Indian Film Artistes’ Association, at an emergency meeting, decided that the Tamil film industry will observe a fast. Rama Narayanan, the President of the Council and […]


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 […]


Skimpy dresses and TN assembly debate

January 29th, 2008

It was a heated debate in the Tamil Nadu State Legislative Assembly on Monday about the revealing and skimpy dresses that Namitha wore as the judge of a dance show telecast on a private television channel and Shriya Saran wore at silver jubilee function of Shivaji movie in which the CM had also taken part. […]


Dinamalar office attacked by ‘Viduthalai Chiruthaigal’

January 10th, 2008

Dinamalar Chennai Edition office at Anna Salai was attacked this morning by the cadres of Viduthalai Chiruthaigal. An article about Thirumavalavan, chief od Viduthalai Chiruthaigal had appeared yesterday in Dinamalar. Enraged by the contents the cadres have descended on the publication office in the morning pretending to enquire an address and attcked the security personnel […]


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 […]


Politics now for Chiranjeevi ?

December 4th, 2007

Popular Telugu film actor Chiranjeevi has ended all speculations and decided to take a plunge into Andhra Pradesh politics by launching his own party in the new year, according to sources close to the mega star. The tentative date of announcement of the new party is Jan 11! The recent controversy following his daughter’s elopement […]


Chennai airport out of private boundaries

November 8th, 2007

Private companies’ ambition to modernise the Chennai airport on the lines of similar projects in Delhi and Mumbai has fallen flat following a political veto by the Tamil Nadu government which has forced the Centre to shift its preference to the old state monopoly, the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The modernisation project, expected to […]


Tamil Nadu actors may come together in politics

November 4th, 2007

Three leading film stars from Tamil Nadu may be getting together to try form a new political front. Actor Sarath Kumar, a Nadar community leader and two-time MP, said: “A united front can rule Tamil Nadu much better than single parties.” The other actors he hopes to team up with are Vijayakanth, who has already […]


Jana Krishnamurthy passes away in Chennai

September 25th, 2007

K. Jana Krishnamurthy, one of the founder-leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, died in Chennai on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. He was 79 and is survived by his wife, two sons and three daughters. Admitted to a private hospital for renal failure more than a month ago, he later slipped into a coma. A […]