Entertainment

krushna abhishek and bharti singh to produce a comedy show

After doing various stand-up and reality shows, Krushna Abhishek and Bharti Singh are planning to produce a one-of-a-kind comedy show.

mohanlal to share screen space with prabhu

Director Priyadarshan's ambitious project Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham will bring Prabhu and Mohanlal together after a gap of 22 years.

kareena kapoor khan to perform at miss india 2018

Kareena Kapoor Khan is all set to perform on stage after two years. The Bollywood actor will, reportedly, perform at Miss India 2018 grand finale.

Technology

Astronomers have been able to picture a black hole destroying a star in its vicinity, giving proof to the capabilities of the celestial body's energy.

Supercomputer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, fastest supercomputer, calculation speeds, supercomputer processing power, graphics processing, AI-optimised system, machine learning, bioenergy

Scientists have created the world's fastest computer at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, that can process more than 3 billion calculations per second.

NASA, NASA Mars sighting, Mars closest point to Earth, Mars perihelic position, Mars distance from Earth, Red Planet, Mars orbit, Mars opposition, how to view Mars

NASA has confirmed that Mars will reach its closest point to Earth in 15 years. At this location, it will fall into sight on July 27.

Chennai News

Chennai zoo is now livestreaming what its star occupants are up to
Chennai zoo is now livestreaming what its star occupants are up to

Animal enclosures in Chennai’s Arinagar Anna Zoological Park, or the Vandalur Zoo, have now been fitted with CCTV cameras which will bring to you a live feed of what the beasts are up to.

Madras HC rejects plea for CBI probe into Jayalalithaa’s death, imposes costs on petitioner
Madras HC rejects plea for CBI probe into Jayalalithaa’s death, imposes costs on petitioner

The petitioner said he had earlier sent a request to the Union home secretary, the state chief secretary and the home secretary for a CBI probe into the issue.

Tamil Nadu girl who scored 93 per cent in Plus-2 kills self after failing NEET
Tamil Nadu girl who scored 93 per cent in Plus-2 kills self after failing NEET

According to a senior police officer, S Pradeepa, who hailed from a Dalit family in Peruvalur village, consumed rat poison Monday evening after she realised that she could not crack the NEET exam again.

Tamil Nadu to ban use of plastic items from 2019
Tamil Nadu to ban use of plastic items from 2019

“Considering the damage caused by plastic, and to ensure this is not left behind for future generations, the Amma government has decided to ban non-biodegradable plastic covers, plates, cups, water packets, straws and bags,” he said.

Upset over father’s alcoholism, boy commits suicide in Tamil Nadu
Upset over father’s alcoholism, boy commits suicide in Tamil Nadu

In his note, the boy urged the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy to save other families from the liquor menace by closing all liquor shops across the state, the police said.

TN Governor patting woman journalist on cheek unbecoming: DMK
TN Governor patting woman journalist on cheek unbecoming: DMK

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit courted controversy Tuesday when he patted a woman journalist, apparently to parry a question.

BJP ‘hampering’ Ambedkar’s ideals of Constitution: DMK
BJP ‘hampering’ Ambedkar’s ideals of Constitution: DMK

A rally led by Stalin covering the Cauvery basin regions of Tamil Nadu concluded on February 12 and a petition was submitted to Governor Banwarilal Purohit seeking him to facilitate a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue.

Army helicopter makes emergency landing in Vellore
Army helicopter makes emergency landing in Vellore

An Army helicopter flying from Bengaluru to Chennai made an emergency landing in this district due to a technical snag, defence and police officials said. 

Video of police thrashing 21-year-old youth: Yet another example of Tamil Nadu’s ‘bad policing’
Video of police thrashing 21-year-old youth: Yet another example of Tamil Nadu’s ‘bad policing’

In the video, M Prakash, 21-year-old driver who works with a city firm was seen forcefully held close to an electric pole, while two other policemen assaulted him. His mother and sister, meanwhile, pleaded for help.

Tamil Nadu CM hopeful Centre will set up Cauvery board by March 29
Tamil Nadu CM hopeful Centre will set up Cauvery board by March 29

Tamil Nadu is of the stand the Centre must constitute the panels within six weeks from the day the apex court gave its verdict, which would be March 29.

DMK boycotts Tamil Nadu Budget over Cauvery issue
DMK boycotts Tamil Nadu Budget over Cauvery issue

Stalin recalled the decision taken at the all-party meeting to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urge him to set up the Cauvery Management Board.

Theni forest fire: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit condole deaths
Theni forest fire: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit condole deaths

“I join the people of Tamil Nadu in praying for the early and complete recovery of the trekkers admitted in hospital and all the others affected by the traumatic incident,” Banwarilal Purohit said.

Chennai: Sacred threads of 10 people cut off by ‘pro-Periyar’ men
Chennai: Sacred threads of 10 people cut off by ‘pro-Periyar’ men

The incident follows a provocational statement by BJP national secretary H Raja on Tuesday wherein he threatened to destroy statues of Periyar in Tamil Nadu, like Lenin’s in Tripura.

Legal profession not meant to conduct marriages: Madras High Court
Legal profession not meant to conduct marriages: Madras High Court

The bench directed the inspector general of registration department in Chennai to hold an inquiry and take legal action against the sub-registrar of Poonamallee near here for registering the marriage without proper verification of the age of the couple.

No contact with Kamal Haasan since parting ways: Gautami Tadimalla
No contact with Kamal Haasan since parting ways: Gautami Tadimalla

Gautami’s blog post adds that repeated efforts to recover her dues from RKFI failed. “I am deeply anguished to say that in spite of repeated entreaties and requests, there is still a significant amount of my due salary pending payment,” it said.

Palaniswami refuses to comment on OPS remarks
Palaniswami refuses to comment on OPS remarks

Palaniswami said he would respond to the issue after going through Panneerselvam’s remarks, made at an AIADMK office-bearers meeting at Theni on Friday.

Tamil Nadu becoming ‘training centre’ for extremists: Union minister
Tamil Nadu becoming ‘training centre’ for extremists: Union minister

Stating that these forces were engaged in a long-term planning for the next 10-20 years, Radhakrishnan said it was not known whether this had been brought to the notice of the government and the police department.

Chennai: Missing cats’ uncanny link to ‘mutton’ stump animal lovers
Chennai: Missing cats’ uncanny link to ‘mutton’ stump animal lovers

Following a discrete investigation, the organisation with police support recovered about 40 cats during searches at some ‘Narikorava’ settlements in the city.

Publish, notify rules of rights of persons with disabilities within 2 months: HC tells Tamil Nadu
Publish, notify rules of rights of persons with disabilities within 2 months: HC tells Tamil Nadu

At the time of hearing of the petition, it was submitted from the government side that draft rules have already been framed.

Bullied by classmates, teenaged boy ends life
Bullied by classmates, teenaged boy ends life

They said the boy in his purported suicide note mentioned that four of his classmates, had teased his manner of walking and described his behaviour as feminine, which had upset him.

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