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Accord in talks for acquiring a Swiss hotel


June 28th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 28 (IANS) City-based star hotel group Accord is looking at acquiring a 52-room hotel in Switzerland, while its new hotel in Puducherry will be inaugurated soon, said a ... Read more...

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Gill consolidates lead


April 13th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, April 12 (IANS) There appears a jinx about the Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare as it completed Day Four on a sour note with three more Special Stages cancelled as ... Read more...

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Don’t allow release of ‘Dam 999′, demands Karunanidhi


November 24th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 23 (IANS) DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M.Karunanidhi Wednesday said the controversial movie "Dam 999" should not be released at a time when the state ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Rockstar’ released; Anurag Basu’s ‘Barfee’ can now take off


November 11th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) No one would be happier than director Anurag Basu to see the release of Ranbir Kapoor's "Rockstar" as he can now start shooting for his ... Read more...

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‘Deivathirumagal’ - a winner for its emotional appeal (Tamil Movie Review; Rating:***1/2)


July 16th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Deivathirumagal"; Cast: Vikram, Anushka, Amala Paul, Nasser, Santhanam, Baby Sara, T. Gee Mahendra, M.S. Bhaskar; Director: Vijay, Producer: M. Chinthamani and Ronnie Screwvala; Music: G.V. Prakashkumar; Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar; Cinematography: ... Read more...

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Ganesh fails as director in ‘Kool…Sakkath Hot Maga’ (Kannada Movie Review)


May 15th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Kool...Sakkath Hot Maga"; Cast: Ganesh, Sana Khan, Sharan, Sadhu Kokila, Sangeeta Shetty, Deepa Shetty, Ramakrishna, Dattanna, Kishori Ballal and Ganesh Rao; Screenplaywriter-Director: Ganesh; Producer: Shilpa Ganesh; Camera: Rathnavelu; Music ... Read more...

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‘Haunted’, takes horror genre the x-tra mile (IANS Hindi Film Review, Rating:***)


May 7th, 2011 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Haunted 3D"; Starring: Mahaakshay Chakraborty, Tia Bajpai; Directed by: Vikram Bhatt; Rating: ***The best thing one can say about this rivetting romp into the kingdom of the eerie is that ... Read more...

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Kalki-Kashyap wedding set for April 30 (Lead)


April 25th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and actress Kalki Koechlin's wedding date is finalised - the two will tie the knot April 30 at the latter's home in Ooty."They ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Orchid industry blooms in Sikkim


February 24th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Sikkim, Feb 24 (ANI): The orchid industry is proving to be an enterprising avenue for local plant growers in Sikkim.Orchids are popular with plant growers commercially, as they are expensive and a ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Suriya In High Demand In Kollywood These Days


January 18th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Kollywood star Suriya is enjoying his best time this year as he is in high demand by all the filmmakers. He is now the hottest property of Tamil films now ... Read more...

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Gayathri Raghuram Having Rocking Time At Vaanam Sets


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Actress turned choreographer Gayathri Raghuram is in very rocking mood these days as she is choreographing the songs for the upcoming Tamil movie Vaanam.After filing divorce from her NRI husband ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Movie Preview - ‘Kandahar’: An Apt Portrayal Of The 1999 Indian Airlines Hijack


December 16th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Director: Major RaviCast: Mohanlal, Amitabh Bachchan, Ganesh Venkatraman, Sumalatha, Kaveri Jha, Ananya, Lal, Anoop Chandran, Major Ravi, Jaffer Idukki, Major Kishore, Kannan PattambiGenre: ThrillerRating: ***‘Kandahar’ is one of the most awaited ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Pedalling 1,000 km to popularise cycling


December 14th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 14 (IANS) Around 100 people, including women and two foreigners, are set to pedal 1,000 km from Bangalore to the picturesque Nilgiris to popularise cycling as eco-friendly transport mode.Rosanna Nitti, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tamil Nadu ordnance factory blast toll five


November 26th, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 26 (IANS) The five people who were reported missing in the blast at defence ministry's cordite factory in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiri distrct Thursday, were confirmed dead Friday. One body was ... Read more...

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Blast in ordnance factory near Ooty


November 25th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 25 (IANS) At least five workers were missing after a blast Thursday evening in the defence ministry's cordite factory in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiri district, police said."The blast occurred around 3.30 ... Read more...

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Tusshar Kapoor Gets Mobbed In Ooty


October 20th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 20, 2010 (Showbiz PR Wire): Tusshar Kapoor recently happened to be part of a highly amusing situation while shooting for his upcoming film Barjatya’s Love U…Mr.Kalakaari also starring Amrita Rao.While shooting ... Read more...

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Cash rewards for Kavita Raut


October 9th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 9 (IANS) Two cash rewards were Saturday announced for Maharashtra lass Kavita Raut, who bagged an athletics bronze medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.An elated ... Read more...

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After a historic bronze, Kavita aims for Asian Games gold


October 9th, 2010 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) All keyed up after her historic bronze-winning feat at the Commonwealth Games here, India's Kavita Raut Friday said she would now aim for the gold in next ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Shilpa Ganesh’s Kool Is Making News For The Wrong Reasons.


July 26th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 26, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Shilpa Ganesh's major production, entitled Kool is facing some really un-cool situations. The disagreement formed over the alteration of the heroine has created a huge mess.The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Big B wraps up Malayalam film ‘Kandahar’ (Movie Snippets)


July 2nd, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has wrapped up shooting for the Malayalam film "Kandahar" that features southern superstar Mohanlal in the lead role. The actor stayed in Ooty ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Sumalatha Playing Big B’s Wife In Kandahar


July 1st, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 1, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Sumalatha, a popular South Indian actress is making her comeback with major Ravi's Malayalam movie Kandahar. The one time most popular actress is going to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Big B shoots for ‘Kandahar’ in Ooty


June 29th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 29, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): This will be his first South Indian project and Amitabh Bachchan is so excited about it. Yeah! Bollywood's Shahenshah, Amitabh Bachchan has flown all the way ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Convict who escaped from Kerala jail arrested


June 16th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala), June 16 (IANS) One of the two convicts who escaped from the high-security jail here earlier this week was arrested from Ooty in Tamil Nadu Wednesday, police said. Jayanandan, serving a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Raavanan To Release In The US


June 12th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 12, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Mani Ratnam's long-awaited Tamil film Ravanaan, starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Vikram will be released in the US on June 18. Big Pictures will release ... Read more...

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Rana, Naik forge ahead in motor rally


June 11th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, June 11 (IANS) Raid-de-Himalaya and Desert Storm winner Suresh Rana (co-driver Ashwin Naik), driving a Gypsy took the lead in the Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare rally on the conclusion of the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Raavan’ was my most challenging film to date: Abhishek Bachchan (Interview)


April 26th, 2010 - 9:10 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) He dived from a 90-ft cliff into water, stood under a waterfall for two hours, braved snakes and leeches in Kerala's forests - Abhishek Bachchan ... Read more...

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Big B to work in Mohanlal’s film for free


April 17th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17(IANS) Amitabh Bachchan will work for free in a forthcoming film starring Malayalam superstar Mohanlal. "Mohanlal, great exponent of his art and craft, one of the finest ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Accused of abuse, Catholic priest asked to return to US (Lead)


April 7th, 2010 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Archbishop of Madras Rev Fr M.Chinnappa has asked Rev Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul - accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in America - to return to ... Read more...

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No request for accused priest’s return to US: Church


April 6th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Catholic Church in India Tuesday said it has not received any request so far asking for the return of priest Rev Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul - accused ... Read more...

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‘26′ with terrorism in its backdrop


April 6th, 2010 - 11:22 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 6, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):A film, "26' (Kingston), with a story based on real life incident, i.e., the attack on Taj Hotel in Mumbai recently, directed by Satish Kumar MV, presented ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

When Vatsal Seth sang ‘Ruk ruk’ for Tabu


February 21st, 2010 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Vatsal Seth, who shared screen space with Tabu in "Toh Baat Pakki", says he had fun on the sets when he sang "Ruk Ruk Ruk..", ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Ghosts come knocking on Vatsal Sheth’s door! Vatsal Sheth gets up and close to a ghost!


February 13th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
February 13, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Chocolate boy Vatsal Sheth had an up, close and personal misadventure with none other than a ghost on the sets of his comedy film "Toh Baat ... Read more...

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Floral replicas of Taj, pyramids attracting visitors to Chennai flower show


December 28th, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by ANI
By Jai KumarChennai, Dec 28 (ANI) : Floral replicas of Agra's famous Taj Mahal and the Egyptian pyramids are attracting visitors to an exhibition being held at the Wesley School Ground ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Aagathan complete


December 2nd, 2009 - 11:58 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
In spite of rumors of fallout between director Kamal and scriptwriter Ravikumar over the ownership of the film Aagathan's story, the movie has been completed successfully. The film stars Dileep, Charmi, Tamil ... Read more...

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Udaykiran’s film is on sets


October 27th, 2009 - 9:11 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Lover boy Udaykiran, who was off the Telugu screen for the past some time, is again playing hero after a long gap for a movie being directed by Subha Selvam and ... Read more...

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