March 15, 2017

1-day programme for bio-tech students in Chennai

Chennai: Nandini Consultancy Centre (, a chemical engineering consultancy organisation, will be organising a one-day programme for the benefit of chemical engineering and bio-technology students at undergraduate and postgraduate level on the theme, ‘Trends and opportunities in global and Indian chemical and bio-tech industry’. The programme will help students get good understanding of the trends and happenings and help them prepare to face the challenges and opportunities in their career. The programme will

Attu to release on 31 March

Joining the long list of movies made around North Chennai is Attu. Starring Rishi Rithvik in the lead role, the movie speaks about gangsters and their lives in this part of the city. Produced by S Anbhzhagan for Dream Icon Movies and directed by Rathan Linga, Attu has Archana Ravi, Yogi Babu, Dheena, Prabha, Rajasekar and Balasingh in key roles. Music is by Bobo Sasi and cinematography by Ramalingam. Plans

Shocking charges by Stayzilla boss

Chennai: Even as a Magistrate Court here remanded the founder of travel start-up Stayzilla, Yogendra Vasupal, after the city police arrested him Tuesday on charges of cheating a client of Rs 1.72 crore, shocking charges have been made from Vasupal’s side. In a lengthy blog post titled ‘Help! I need everybody…’ (written by Vasupal before his arrest, it was uploaded by his wife), he said that the landlord of his

Much awaited Baahubali 2's trailer will be out tomorrow

The much-awaited trailer of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion will be out tomorrow. The latest news is that it runs for 160 seconds and has been censored with UA certificate. It will be out tomorrow. Directed by SS Rajamouli, the movie is now in the VFX stage. It is expected to hit the screens on 28 April. The flick has Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, Rana Daggubati, Sathyaraj, Ramya Krishnan among others.

Mannavan Vanthanadi is nearing completion

Actor Santhanam’s upcoming movie Mannavan Vanthanadi is shaping up well. Directed by Selvaraghavan, the second schedule of the film was wrapped up recenlty and about 65 percent of the film has been completed, which included the opening number. Yuvan Shankar Raja, who is the composer of this flick has completed the tracks for the opening song. Says Selvaraghavan, “And what an opening song from @thisisysr for #MannavanVanthanadi think you will

CM grants solatium to policemen

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today sanctioned Rs three lakh each as solatium to families of 21 persons, who died in various incidents in different parts of the State. Of the 21 persons, 16 of them were police personnel. They included Special Sub Inspector, R Durai of Cuddalore district, Head Constable, K Natarajan of Krishnagiri district, Special Sub Inspector, M Ramakrishnan of Tirunelveli, Head Constable P Rajarajan of Ariyalur

Kidaari heroine to romance Sibiraj in her next

Nikhila Vimal, who acted opposite Sasikumar in Kidaari, is all set to romance Sibiraj next. She will play his heroine in an untitled movie to be directed by newcomer Vinod and produced by Vijay K Celliah. Sources say that she would be playing a city girl in the film. Said to be a thriller, Nikhila will play the role of an animator. Plans are on to shoot a major portion

First budget of new TN govt tomorrow

Chennai: The first budget of Edappadi K Palaniswami government, which had last month won a trust vote in the Tamilnadu Assembly, will be presented on Thursday. Speaker P Dhanapal had summoned the Legislative Assembly to meet at 10.30 am tomorrow. Finance Minister D Jayakumar is scheduled to present the fi rst budget of the new government. It may be noted that Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao had appointed 16 March as

Vijay Sethupathi's Kavan gets U certificate

KV Anand’s directorial Kavan has been censored and managed a clean U certificate. Starring Vijay Sethupathi and T Rajhender in lead roles, the movie features Madonna Sebastain as heroine. Music is by Hip Hop Adhi. Sources say that the movie is about corporate fraud. Writers Subha and Kabilan Vairamuthu have penned the screenplay along with Anand. Kavan will be out 31 March in a grand manner and producers A G

4 hurt in freak mishap near US Consulate

Chennai: Traffic was hit near US Consulate on the arterial Anna Salai in the city this morning, after a truck rammed into median, injuring four persons. The mishap occurred at 6.45 am when the truck driver Ramesh Kumar (25), a resident of Royapettah, crashed onto the median near the US Consulate. The truck was carrying goods from TVS company, sources said. Immediately after it crashed, a private cab and an

OPS meets CEC, stakes claim for AIADMK symbol

Chennai: Former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today met Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi in New Delhi to stake claim for the AIADMK’s two-leaves symbol. A nine-member delegation, led by Panneerselvam, was in the capital city to meet the CEC. Sources revealed that Panneerselvam had sought the meeting with the CEC to explain that the appointment of V K Sasikala as AIADMK general secretary was illegal and violative of the