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Director Rahul Dholakia on recreating Gujarat of the ’80s for Raees and the challenges of making commercial films.

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Jackie Chan is in India to promote his upcoming film Kung Fu Yoga co-starring Sonu Sood and Disha Patani.

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Instant Tethering will first roll out for Nexus and Pixel devices running Android Nougat 7.1.1.

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Nintendo Switch is set to launch on March 3. And other websites, including Amazon Japan, exhausted their quota within 15 minutes of opening pre-orders.

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Researchers observed that ants set off in the wrong direction when a mirror was used to alter their perception of the Sun's location.

Chennai News

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.

British firms show keen interest to invest in Tamil Nadu: UK envoy
British firms show keen interest to invest in Tamil Nadu: UK envoy

“The British High Commissioner mentioned that Chennai is already home to many British companies and many more of them were evincing keen interest to invest in Tamil Nadu,” an official release said.

Punjab: Kejriwal announces Shergill to contest against Majithia
Punjab: Kejriwal announces Shergill to contest against Majithia

The AAP national convener said it is “extremely important” to “root out” Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh, the Badal family and Majithia from the state, to give people hope, progress and development.

Cyclone Vardah: 18 people killed due to rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu
Cyclone Vardah: 18 people killed due to rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu

The government said it is taking all steps to ensure that the jammed mobile phone networks are restored.

Cyclone Vardah throws normal life out of gear in Tamil Nadu, four dead
Cyclone Vardah throws normal life out of gear in Tamil Nadu, four dead

Cyclone Vardah: Thousands of people were evacuated as roaring wind clocking speed of 100 km an hour uprooted trees, tore off hoardings and toppled cars.

Cyclone Vardah: Tamil Nadu govt taking precautions for Kalpakkam nuclear plant
Cyclone Vardah: Tamil Nadu govt taking precautions for Kalpakkam nuclear plant

“All precautions are taken at nuclear plant Kalpakkam to face Vardah. So far all is well and plant operation is normal. The plant is in touch with the India Meteorological Department,” the NDMA said.

Cyclone Vardah: Intensity may not weaken much when it makes landfall
Cyclone Vardah: Intensity may not weaken much when it makes landfall

By the time it makes a landfall, its wind speed is expected to be 100-110 kmph with winds gusting up to 120 kmph. The wind speed during a very severe cyclonic storm is 120 to 130 kmph.

Cyclone Vardah: NDRF takes precautionary steps to combat
Cyclone Vardah: NDRF takes precautionary steps to combat

Stating that NDRF is in constant touch with the concerned authorities monitoring the situation, Panchnanda said the NDRF battalions would be ready to move to any place at short notice.