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Don’t let social media fan communal flames: PM (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday flagged the use of social media and bulk SMSs to aggravate social tensions as the new challenge before the ... Read more...

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Balki jealous of wife Gauri


August 14th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) His directorial debut starred Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, but still R. Balki is jealous of his wife Gauri Shinde for working with Sridevi and choosing ... Read more...

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High-level panel formed to resolve defence pay disparity


July 13th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The government Friday set up a high level committee headed by Cabinet Secretary Ajith Seth to resolve pending issues concerning defence personnel and ex-servicemen, ... Read more...

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Man held in Sri Lanka with cocaine in belly


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) A Philippine national who had cocaine stashed in his stomach has been arrested, police said Wednesday.Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said the police narcotics bureau arrested the ... Read more...

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Buddhist clergy step out to support Sri Lanka at UNHRC


March 19th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 19 (IANS) Hundreds of Buddhist clergy gathered for a vigil in the capital to protest a US-backed war crimes resolution on Sri Lanka as the government released a ... Read more...

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Technopark IT firm develops multi-use warning device


March 7th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 7 (IANS) Schogini Systems Pvt Ltd, a Technopark-based IT firm, has successfully developed and tested an augmented reality siren (ARS) that can detect dam fissures, can be ... Read more...

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Showbiz beckons children of politicos


February 21st, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Politics could be a predictable career option for the progeny of politicians, but showbiz seems to be the new choice. Defence Minister A.K. Antony's ... Read more...

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Antony’s son’s film shooting to begin in August


February 20th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) Ajith Antony, son of Defence Minister A.K. Antony, has decided to try his luck in showbiz and his debut film "Oberoi" will go on the floors ... Read more...

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Box-office business - a bleak streak for Tamil filmdom (2011 In Retrospect)


December 27th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 27 (IANS) The Tamil film industry, true to its prolific image, has churned out as many as 135 films this year. But the disappointing news: despite the spiralling ... Read more...

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National Basketball: Services rally to make semis


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 22 (IANS) Last year's runners-up Services, following their rather inconsistent showing in the league, tethered on the brink but pulled up their socks in the nick of time ... Read more...

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Dhanush’s song leaked online (Tamil Movie Snippets)


November 14th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai Nov 14 (IANS) A song written and sung by Dhanush for the film "3" has been leaked on the net and the makers have now decided to release it ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka confident of securing bid for 2018 Commonwealth Games


October 12th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 12 (IANS) With one month to go before the host city is selected, Sri Lanka Wednesday said it was confident of winning the bid to host the 2018 ... Read more...

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Injured Kerala teacher’s kin complain of tardy probe


October 8th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 8 (IANS) The wife of a school teacher found with brutally inflicted wounds and abandoned on a highway near Kottarakara Sep 27 has complained to the police ... Read more...

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Give ‘Khadeemaru’ a miss (Kannada Movie Review)


May 22nd, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Khadeemaru"; Director: Ha Su Rajasekhar; Cast: Deepak, Tilak, Ajith, Jagadish, Priyanka, Madhuri, Shobaraj, Adhi Lokesh and Padma Vasanthi; Producers: Amarchand Jain and Vijaya Surana; Camera: Niranjan Babu; Muisc Composer: M.S. ... Read more...

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Elephant lock to green gym: Science talent to the fore


January 5th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma Chennai, Jan 5 (IANS) Ever thought of locking the legs of a rampaging elephant? Or shedding extra kilos at a 'green gym' that produces power? Or generating power from ... Read more...

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Student projects dazzle Indian scientists


January 5th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma Chennai, Jan 5 (IANS) Ever thought of locking the legs of a berserk elephant, shedding those extra kilos at a 'green gym' that generates power from plants? These are some ... Read more...

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Kerala cyber police closing in on software theft culprits


January 5th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 5 (IANS) The cyber wing of the Kerala Police Wednesday claimed it had got vital clues about the theft of software source codes and intellectual property data from a Kochi-based ... Read more...

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Trisha Krishnan Has Her Hands Full!


November 26th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Referring Kamal Haasan as her guru, Trisha Krishnan says that it was due to the sincere tutoring efforts of Kamal Haasan that she was able to sing and recite so well ... Read more...

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Director V K Prakash Debuts In Kannada Film


August 26th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 26, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Director V K Prakash, who has directed Hindi, Malayalam and Telugu movies so far, is now going to direct his first Kannada movie titled Aidu Ondla ... Read more...

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Rajkumar T20 Cricket


July 6th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 6, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): A T20 cricket tournament is being held by the film industry of Kannada with an aim to raise funds for the KFDA or the Kannada Film ... Read more...

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Bollywood Star Salman Khan Faces The Wrath Of SIFCC


June 21st, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 21, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bollywood star Salman Khan has been the favorite child of controversy. He has been in the news always for some controversy or the other. ... Read more...

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Aditya Is Comfortable Playing The Villain


June 10th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 10, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Aditya ,who made his debut in the film Anjanaya has now completed 20 films in all. He had acted in stage plays in Bangalore too. After ... Read more...

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Tamils protest Salman Khan’s Sri Lanka visit for IIFA function


May 31st, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, May 31 (ANI): Members of the Tamil community staged a protest here on Sunday against Bollywood actor Salman Khan's proposed visit to Sri Lanka for International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) ... Read more...

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Tamils protest outside Bachchan’s residence over his proposed Sri Lanka visit


May 11th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, May 11 (ANI): Members of the Tamil community staged a protest outside Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan's residence in Mumbai on Tuesday, against his proposed visit to Sri Lanka in June. ... Read more...

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‘Raavan’ not to be screened at 11th IIFA awards: Mani Ratnam


May 10th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, May 10 (ANI): Noted Bollywood filmmaker Mani Ratnam on Monday said that his forthcoming film 'Raavan', starring Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, will not be screened at the 11th India ... Read more...

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Linguswamy surprised with the success of Paiyya


April 20th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 20, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Linguswamy, the director of Paiyaa is all smiles. And he has reason enough for the same. The director is extremely happy with the success of ... Read more...

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2010 begins well for Bhavana


February 16th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
February 16, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bhavana had a successful 2009. She is hoping she will carry the same luck even into 2010.2010 has started out well for her, with her film, "Happy ... Read more...

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AR Rahman performs with Harris Jayaraj


February 11th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Feb 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): One of the acclaimed music directors of Indian film industry Harris Jayaraj is to singing praises of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi. Apparently a grand ... Read more...

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Kollywood fears Indian Premier League


February 3rd, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Feb 3, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Usually, the producers and distributors shy from releasing their films during the month of March as due to school examinations theaters witness less turnover. But ... Read more...

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Nallavan to take off


January 23rd, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Actor Jayasuriya, who is on cloud nine after two of his films were successful, is going to start off his next film on January 27. The film, Nallavan, will be produced by ... Read more...

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Good screenplay and better performances could have saved ‘Minugu’ (Kannada Film Review)


January 3rd, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Rajapur Film: "Minugu"; Cast: Pooja Gandhi, Sunil Rao, Ajith Hande, M.S. Umesh and others; Director: Jaywanth Anthony; Producer: Gajendra; Music Director: Power Gopu; Rating: * 1/2"Minugu" is out and ... Read more...

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No Bollywood dreams for Bhavana


January 2nd, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Actress Bhavana has made it very clear that she has no plans to shift to Bollywood. While she would love to do films like her contemporaries Asin and Nayantara, she hasn't come ... Read more...

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Rajiv Krishnan turns baddie


June 4th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
It seems actor Rajiv Krishnan believes in playing versatile roles. Making his debut with Aaaha, in which he played the character of a smart silent guy, Rajiv then went on to, play ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s economic growth may drop to 3 percent


April 7th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 7 (IANS) Making a gloomy economic forecast, Sri Lanka's Central Bank said Monday that economic growth rate might drop to as low as 3 percent in 2009 from 6 percent ... Read more...

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Harris Jayaraj out of Asal


March 21st, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Music composer Harris Jayaraj has been replaced by Yuvan Shankar for Ajith and Sameera Reddy starrer Asal. There are reports that Harris Jayaraj was delaying the composing of music for the ... Read more...

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