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AIADMK men attack Tamil magazine office (Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) Cadres of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK Saturday attacked weekly magazine Nakkheeran's office here, while partymen in other parts of the state burnt copies of the publication ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu shelves revival of upper house (Lead)


June 7th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's AIADMK government Tuesday shelved the previous DMK regime's decision to revive the state legislative council - the upper chamber - and the implementation of ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu shelves revival of upper house


June 7th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 7 (IANS) The AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu Tuesday shelved the previous DMK government's decision to revive the state legislative council and the implementation of uniform syllabus for ... Read more...

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With AIADMK win, voters eye freebies of laptops, gold mangalsutra


May 13th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) Now that the AIADMK has won a thumping victory in Tamil Nadu, voters are eyeing the freebies, including laptops for students, gold mangalsutras for women, free ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi’s first son admitted to hospital


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK president M. Karunanidhi's first son M.K. Muthu was admitted to the Apollo Hospital here Friday and doctors attending on him ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi denies getting letter from Ratan Tata


February 13th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK president M. Karunanidhi Sunday denied receiving a letter from industrialist Ratan Tata, delivered by corporate lobbyist Niira Radia in 2007.Responding to the ... Read more...

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Gemini Ganesan - A starry life that spilled out of screen


February 12th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The story of late Tamil superstar Gemini Ganesan was larger than life in star-struck Tamil Nadu with the screen spilling into his home as well.He ... Read more...

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Stalin, Tamil Nadu ministers pay tributes to MGR


January 17th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin and some of his cabinet colleagues Monday paid floral tributes to AIADMK founder and former chief minister M.G. Ramachandran (MGR) on ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa condemns petrol price hike


January 17th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Condemning the hike in petrol prices, AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa Monday said the increase is one of the reasons for inflation.Attacking Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi for ... Read more...

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AIADMK steps into 39th year


October 17th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's major opposition party AIADMK stepped into its 39th year Sunday with party cadres celebrating the day across the state by garlanding founder M.G. Ramachandran's (MGR) statues.At ... Read more...

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Silambarasan Becomes STR


July 22nd, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 22, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The evergreen superstars N.T. Rama Rao and M.G. Ramachandran turned the spotlights with their fancy abbreviated titles NTR and MGR. Now a young superstar is ... Read more...

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Right to education, women’s quota among laws introduced by UPA-II


May 21st, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in its second term introduced some key legislations. Some of those introduced, discussed or passed in the past year are: The Constitution ... Read more...

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Parliament passes bill giving Tamil Nadu upper house


May 6th, 2010 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Parliament Thursday accorded its approval to a bill recreating a legislative council in Tamil Nadu, with the Lok Sabha passing the measure by voice vote amidst noisy ... Read more...

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Cabinet clears setting up of Legislative Council in Tamil Nadu


May 4th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): The Cabinet on Tuesday approved setting up of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Council, a long-pending demand of the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam State government.Revival of the ... Read more...

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Legislative council will be revived: Karunanidhi


April 7th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Wednesday said the government plans to revive the legislative council or the upper house which was abolished in 1986. Responding to a suggestion ... Read more...

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Public emotion vindicates YSR’s mass appeal


September 4th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Murali Krishnan New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Was Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy one of India's most popular leaders in terms of crowd appeal? If the turnout for his funeral, the public display of ... Read more...

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Rahman, Stalin get honorary doctorates


August 1st, 2009 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman, Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin and Chandrayaan project director M. Annadurai were Saturday conferred with honorary doctorates by Anna University here. Governor ... Read more...

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Velupillai Prabhakaran: His life, times and death


May 18th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) From Nov 26, 1954 to May 18, 2009 - the following is a chronological account of the life and times of Velupillai Prabhakaran, the ... Read more...

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Vijaykant - the black MGR of Tamil Nadu politics


May 4th, 2009 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, May 4 (IANS) Tamil movie hero-turned-politician Vijaykant is known to have performed stunts in films without a duplicate. In these Lok Sabha polls too, he and his party DMDK ... Read more...

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Congress doors open to new partners, says Pranab


May 3rd, 2009 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee Sunday indicated that his party's doors were open to alliances with parties other than its partners in the United Progressive Alliance ... Read more...

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‘Mariyathai’ - a well-timed political film (Tamil film review)


April 26th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Mariyathai"; Director: Vikraman; Cast: Vijaykant, Meena, Meera Jasmine; Music Director: Vijay Anthony; Cinematography: O Andrew; Rating: ** Plagued by repeated delays, "Mariyathai" released just in time for the elections to boost its ... Read more...

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Jayalalitha’s separate Eelam call welcomed by PMK, Nedumaran


April 26th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) AIADMK chief Jayalalitha's sudden support for a separate Tamil homeland as the only solution to the problems of the ethnic minority in Sri Lanka was welcomed by pro-LTTE ... Read more...

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Vijaykant ploughs a lonely furrow


April 14th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Actor turned politician Vijaykant is beating a solo path with his DMDK party in these Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu, saying his only alliances are with god ... Read more...

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‘Naalai Namathey’: Fights, item numbers and crass comedy (Tamil movie review)


April 11th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Maudgalyan Film: "Naalai Namathey"; Direction: Vinayan; Cast: Pradeep, Sharvand, Tanisha, Kiran, Manivannan, Rajan B. Dev, Ashish Vidyarthi, Charlie and M.S. Bhaskar; Cinematographer: Rajaratnam; Music: Bharadwaj; Rating: *The title is lifted from ... Read more...

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Acclaimed stunt master Shyam Sundar is dead


April 11th, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 11 (IANS) South Indian film industry's well known stunt master Shyam Sundar Shetty died in a private nursing home here, family sources said Saturday. He was 96. Shetty breathed his ... Read more...

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‘TN O7 AL 4777′ a perfect remake of ‘Taxi Number 9211′ (Tamil movie review)


February 21st, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "TN 07 AL 4777"; Director: Laxmikanthan; Cast: Pasupathi, Ajmal, Meenakshi; Music: Vijay Anthony; Direction: Laxmikanthan; Rating: *** But for the oddity of yellow-topped taxis being rarities in Chennai, "TN 07 AL 4777" ... Read more...

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Tamil film industry mourns comedian Nagesh’s death (Lead)


January 31st, 2009 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) The Tamil film industry paid rich tributes to veteran movie actor-comedian Cyril K. Nagesh, who passed away here Saturday at the age of 77, with superstar Kamal Haasan ... Read more...

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Jayalalitha alleges rigging in Tirumangalam by-poll


January 17th, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) AIADMK supremo and Leader of Opposition in Tamil Nadu legislature J. Jayalalitha Saturday charged the ruling DMK and the Election Commission with irregularities in the recently concluded Tirumangalam ... Read more...

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PMK to keep off Tamil Nadu assembly by-poll


December 31st, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 31 (IANS) The PMK, the fourth largest party in the Tamil Nadu assembly, will stay away from the electoral fray in the upcoming Tirumangalam by-election and not campaign for either ... Read more...

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Sheila Dikshit is India’s longest serving woman chief minister


December 8th, 2008 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Sheila Dikshit Monday became the longest serving woman chief minister in the country when she wrested power for the third time in the Delhi assembly elections. The ... Read more...

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MGR to be featured in forthcoming animated film


November 28th, 2008 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 28 (IANS) Iconic actor and Tamil Nadu's late chief minister M.G. Ramachandran will compete with "current younger heroes" for screen space in a forthcoming animated 3D film "Puratchi Thalaivan" (revolutionary ... Read more...

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Veteran Tamil actor M.N. Nambiar dead


November 19th, 2008 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) Veteran south Indian actor M.N. Nambiar, who acted in Tamil Malayalam and Telugu films, passed away after a brief illness Wednesday at the age of 89, family sources ... Read more...

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Opinion poll indicates Rajnikant’s dimming popularity


September 26th, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 26 (IANS) Tamil superstar Rajnikant, presently the highest paid actor in India, came a poor fourth in a state-wide opinion poll conducted by students of a private educational institution.The poll ... Read more...

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Raman Thediya Seethai: sheer poetry on celluloid (Tamil film review - Rating ***)


September 20th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Raman Thediya Seethai" (RTS); Cast: Cheran, Pasupathi, Nitin Sathya, Vimala Raman, Karthiga, Navya Nair, Gajala, Ramya Nambeeshan; Music: Vidyasagar; Cinematography: Rajesh Yadav; Direction: Jagannath; Rating ***"Raman Thediya Seethai" (Ram's quest for ... Read more...

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Violin maestro Kunnakudi R. Vaidyanathan dead


September 9th, 2008 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 9 (IANS) Violin maestro in south Indian classical music Kunnakudi R. Vaidyanathan died here Monday night, family sources said.Vaidyanathan, 73, succumbed to a massive cardiac arrest. He had been admitted ... Read more...

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