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The south Indian film industry came together for IIFA Utsavam weekend where the best of each industry were awarded for their exemplary work.

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Raveena Tandon feels proud of the film industry for making more women-centric films.

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Tamil Nadu: Five persons, including Sri Lankan refugee arrested
Tamil Nadu: Five persons, including Sri Lankan refugee arrested

Police acted on a tip off and arrested them late Friday night

TN govt will not allow Salem Steel Plant’s privatisation: Industries Minister
TN govt will not allow Salem Steel Plant’s privatisation: Industries Minister

Tamil Nadu government on Friday said it was committed to its stand not to allow the privatisation of the Salem Steel Plant by the Centre. “This government, following the footsteps of Amma (late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa) will not allow the privatisation of the Salem Steel Plant,” Industries Minister M C Sampath told the state […]

RK Nagar by-polls 2017: AIADMK files PIL against Dinakaran’s nomination
RK Nagar by-polls 2017: AIADMK files PIL against Dinakaran’s nomination

In 1996, adjudication proceedings against Dinakaran were initiated for acquiring foreign exchange totalling $1,04,93,313 from persons other than authorised dealers.

Tamil Nadu: PMK regrets farmer suicide in Tirunelveli, seeks loan waiver in PSU banks
Tamil Nadu: PMK regrets farmer suicide in Tirunelveli, seeks loan waiver in PSU banks

PMK youth wing leader and Lok Sabha member Anbumani Ramadoss demanded action against the official of the bank’s branch in Manur village for allegedly insisting on repayment of the loan by S Vembu Krishnan.

Madras HC asks for video footage of Assembly proceedings on trust vote day
Madras HC asks for video footage of Assembly proceedings on trust vote day

The video recording of the House proceedings on February 18 must be from the commencement till the end, the court said.

AIADMK MLAs likely to urge Sasikala to take over as Tamil Nadu CM at meet
AIADMK MLAs likely to urge Sasikala to take over as Tamil Nadu CM at meet

The meeting is likely to be held in Chennai on Sunday afternoon, party sources said.

Tamil Nadu merchants urged to boycott Coke, Pepsi from March 1
Tamil Nadu merchants urged to boycott Coke, Pepsi from March 1

K Chandru, a retired Madras High Court judge who was an activist in the 1970s and ‘80s, pointed out that the most recent example of a ban — “on Maggi noodles by the government” — was successfully challenged in court.

Chennai: Bogi smoke delays 19 flights
Chennai: Bogi smoke delays 19 flights

Bogi is celebrated a day ahead of the harvest festival (Pongal), where old and unwanted articles of the past year are burnt in a symbolic gesture to usher in the new aspects of life.

Port Blair-based missing fishing boat found, 6 rescued
Port Blair-based missing fishing boat found, 6 rescued

The Port Blair registered boat sailed from South Andamans on November 27 last and got trapped in cyclone “Vardah” following an engine glitch and went missing

Rally for seeking permission to hold bull-taming sport
Rally for seeking permission to hold bull-taming sport

The volunteers held banners and posters demanding that the sport be held this year.

Vaiko’s plea to CM to release seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi case
Vaiko’s plea to CM to release seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi case

In a letter to the Chief Minister, Vaiko also sought release of convicts who had completed ten years of jail term.

Work on Chennai-Dindigul double line nearing completion: Railways
Work on Chennai-Dindigul double line nearing completion: Railways

Southern Railway had undertaken the project for setting up double line between Chennai and Dindigul.

Sasikala holds meetings with dist level AIADMK cadres, MLAs
Sasikala holds meetings with dist level AIADMK cadres, MLAs

On Wednesday functionaries from Chennai, Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur, Vellore and Tiruvannamalai took part in the meetings.

Madras HC gets 2 more petitions seeking probe into Jayalalithaa’s treatment
Madras HC gets 2 more petitions seeking probe into Jayalalithaa’s treatment

Earlier, another AIADMK worker P A Joseph had filed a PIL seeking an inquiry commission or a fact-finding committee to probe the circumstances leading to the death of Jayalalithaa.

Lucky Gold: This New Year, tangerines come with the promise of happiness and prosperity
Lucky Gold: This New Year, tangerines come with the promise of happiness and prosperity

Citrus tangerina are a type of mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata), and belong to the Rutaceae family. Apparently, the name comes from Tangier, Morocco.

Non performing government officers will face penalties: Kiran Bedi
Non performing government officers will face penalties: Kiran Bedi

Lt Governor Kiran Bedi on Friday listed 22 directives in areas where she said there was scope for improvement

AIADMK ‘hurt’ on High Court’s observation on J Jayalalitha’s death circumstances
AIADMK ‘hurt’ on High Court’s observation on J Jayalalitha’s death circumstances

Hours after a Madras High Court judge raised questions over the circumstances leading to the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the AIADMK on Thursday said the matter will be dealt with legally.

AIADMK brings chair used by Jayalalitha to party meet
AIADMK brings chair used by Jayalalitha to party meet

A chair used by former AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa at her residence was brought in to the venue of the party general council meet here on Thursday and it was placed at the centre of the dais on which her portrait was kept and floral tributes paid.

Madras High Court dismisses Habeas Corpus petition as not maintainable
Madras High Court dismisses Habeas Corpus petition as not maintainable

The Madras High Court on Thursday dismissed as not maintainable a Habeas Corpus petition seeking a direction to police to produce Rajya Sabha MP Sasikala Pushpa’s husband Lingeswara Tilakan, who was allegedly attacked by AIADMK cadres.

DMK team refused entry at meeting of Chief Minister, central team
DMK team refused entry at meeting of Chief Minister, central team

DMK MLAs, carrying petitions, were prevented from entering the hall where a meeting was taking place between the central team and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam to review the situation in the aftermath of Cyclone Vardah.

Cyclone Vardah: Central team to visit Tamil Nadu for assessing damage
Cyclone Vardah: Central team to visit Tamil Nadu for assessing damage

The team is scheduled to hold consultations with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam

Four-year-old kid raped in Coimbatore
Four-year-old kid raped in Coimbatore

The girl with serious injuries, including in the head, had been admitted to a private hospital

Huge cut out supporting Jayalalithaa’s niece comes up in Coimbatore
Huge cut out supporting Jayalalithaa’s niece comes up in Coimbatore

The cut out said that people are ready to accept the leadership of Deepa, “who has the blessings of Jayalalithaa.”

Chennai: Denied leave, constable shoots self, dies
Chennai: Denied leave, constable shoots self, dies

The 25-year old native of Vadipatti village of Madurai was found dead with a bullet injury.

I-T department raids Shekar Reddy’s associate in Tamil Nadu
I-T department raids Shekar Reddy’s associate in Tamil Nadu

A team of I-T officials from Perambalur, about 150 km from Dindigul, were conducting searches at the house of Ratnam from around 6 am, official sources said

Tamil Nadu: Woman constable attacked with acid in Vellore
Tamil Nadu: Woman constable attacked with acid in Vellore

The constable sustained burn injuries on her face and right hand and has been admitted to Christian Medical College and Hospital for treatment.

Expect ‘transparent and corruption free governance’ under new AIADMK dispensation: BJP
Expect ‘transparent and corruption free governance’ under new AIADMK dispensation: BJP

“We do not want to have any prejudice or any pre-judgement…. BJP thinks that a new chapter can be opened in Tamil Nadu,” P Muralidhar Rao said

DMK chief Karunanidhi discharged from hospital
DMK chief Karunanidhi discharged from hospital

Karunanidhi needs tracheostomy tube for a few more weeks. Medical and nursing care would continue to be provided at his home by the hospital, official informed.

Twelve Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy
Twelve Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

Three groups of fishermen from Pamban near Rameswaram were arrested Tuesday night

Chennai: IT officials seize demonetised notes worth Rs 10 crore
Chennai: IT officials seize demonetised notes worth Rs 10 crore

Along with the cash, “few kilograms” of gold and diamond jewellery were also seized during the raid conducted in the house and at the jewellery store.

Karunanidhi is doing well: M K Stalin
Karunanidhi is doing well: M K Stalin

Stalin said doctors told him he could leave for Namakkal to attend the function as the “DMK chief is all right and doing well.”

Around 51 per cent polling in Chandigarh Municipal polls
Around 51 per cent polling in Chandigarh Municipal polls

The total number of voters is 5,07,627, including 2,37,374 female voters

AIADMK party wing urges VK Sasikala to become Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
AIADMK party wing urges VK Sasikala to become Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

A resolution in this regard was adopted at a meeting of the Peravai held at the burial site of Jayalalithaa at the Marina Beach.

President Pranab Mukherjee enquires about Karunanidhi’s health
President Pranab Mukherjee enquires about Karunanidhi’s health

Apart from the President, Governors of Tamil Nadu and Kerala Ch Vidyasagar Rao and P Sathasivam respectively, also enquired about Karunanidhi’s health, a party release said.

MDMK founder Vaiko attacked by DMK supporters on his way to meet Karunanidhi
MDMK founder Vaiko attacked by DMK supporters on his way to meet Karunanidhi

MDMK sources said Vaiko’s car was pelted with stones and footwear by DMK supporters when he went to visit Karunanidhi, who is undergoing treatment for throat and lung infection.

Tamil Nadu launches steps to check spread of vector-borne diseases
Tamil Nadu launches steps to check spread of vector-borne diseases

While 3000 personnel had been employed in implementing these activities, the government has also stocked Rs 90 crore worth medicines and drugs, it said.