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Jerry Lewis, role model of Nagesh, passes away

Jerry Lewis, a rubber-faced performer who jumped and hollered to fame in a stage, radio, TV and film partnership with Dean Martin, settled to become a self-conscious auteur in movies he wrote, produced and directed, and found new fame as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, died Sunday at home in Las Vegas surrounded by family. He was 91. Lewis, who had battled the lung disease

OPS sworn in Deputy CM at simple ceremony

Chennai: Following the merger of the two factions of the AIADMK – AIADMK Puratchi Thailaivi Amma and AIADMK Amma – former chief minister O Panneerselvam was sworn in Deputy Chief Minister of the Tamilnadu government in the presence of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and his Cabinet colleagues. Even as the merger was on at the AIADMK headquarters here this afternoon, Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao released a statement stating that:

Warm handshake between OPS, EPS seals merger

Chennai: Bringing all the drama and confusion about the AIADMK merger to an end, the leaders of the two factions – AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma led by O Panneerselvam and AIADMK Amma led by Edappadi K Palaniswami – today, at a joint meeting, announced their unification. The merger was expected to happen for a few days now; however, there were a few hiccups which delayed the process. Former chief minister

'Theru Naaigal' to be out in September

Debutant director Hari Uthraa’s Theru Naaigal talks about corporate interventions and issues that farmers face due to it. The film will have newbies Pratheek and Akshatha playing the lead. Apart from the two actors, the flick will also feature Mime Gopi, Imman Annachi and Theri Dheena. Plans are on to release the movie next month. “It’s hard for a newcomer to find a producer. My film also has controversial issues

Chennai Strikers win courtesy Pankaj Advani

Chennai: The Chennai Strikers overcame their opening day setback to score a big victory on Sunday, beating Delhi Dons 4-1 in the Indian Cue Masters League here at the Rajpath Club in Ahmedabad. Chennai’s Icon player and India’s super star Pankaj Advani notched up two sweet victories, the first in the mixed snooker doubles in the company of Vidya Pillai and the second in the Icon match, the snooker singles,

Madhavan to romance Aishwarya Rai

Madhavan and Aishwarya Rai are coming together for a Hindi movie Fanney Khan. Anil Kapoor plays an important character in the movie. Interestingly Madhavan will be romancing Aishwarya Rai in the film. They come together as a couple for the first time, although the two have worked together earlier in Mani Ratnam’s 2007 film Guru. To be helmed by debutant director Atul Manjrekar, Fanney Khan, is said to be the

Rajiv convicts should not be released, HC told

Chennai: Tamilnadu government in a fresh petition filed today before the High Court said that the convicts of Rajiv Gandhi assassination case B Robert Payas and Jayakumar who are currently lodged in jail cannot be released. They had first filed a petition in 2012 requesting the government to release them, arguing that they had completed 20 years of servitude in jail and citing examples of several lifetime convicts, who had

TNCA: Splendid ton by Jerish

Chennai: A Jerish’s unbeaten century for Coimbatore helped his team defeat Karur by 149 runs in a league match of the TNCA – inter districts U-19 tournament. COIMBATORE Coimbatore 285 for 7 in 50 overs (A. Jerish 142 (b134, 15×4, 2×6), C. Sathyanarayanan 62, M.R.T. Aadhithya 31, S.K. Tendulkar 3 for 34) beat Karur 146 for 7 in 50 overs (P. Logeshwaran 50 not out, B. Nishanth Kumar 3 for

Vijay says, Mersal would be mirattal

  “Ignore all negativity. The two things that decide a person’s fate are his determination when he has nothing, and his attitude when he has everything,” adviced Vijay to his fans. Speaking at the audio launch of Mersal in Chennai, Vijay said, “Two things that decide a person’s fate are his determination when he has nothing and his attitude when he has everything.” Speaking about the film, he said that

Indian Bank prepares 5-year plan

Chennai: As a part of its 111 years of its successful existence, Indian bank unveiled 111 business outlets which include 11 branches and 97 ATMs across India. The celebrations happened at Kalaivanar Arangam in the city. “People talk of start-up now but we started our journey way back in 1907 when there were mutinies against the British and disturbances worldwide,” said Indian Bank, MD and CEO, Kishore Karat. “Through the years, we have

NLC cleans up river Manimuktah

Chennai: As part of its Swachh Bharath drive, NLC India Limited organised a cleaning activity at Manimuktah river in Virudhachalam under its CSR initiative on Sunday. Responding to the call of NLC, various social organisations and other groups including schools and colleges turned out in large numbers to volunteer in this cleaning activity. NLCIL CMD Sart Kumar Acharya formally flagged of the cleaning activities of Manimuktah river in the presence of Cuddalore