March 3, 2017

Tendulkar decided on retirement in month's time

New Delhi: Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has revealed that the first thoughts of retiring from international cricket came to his mind in October 2013 during a Champions League T20 match here, just a month before he decided to call it quits. Tendulkar recently joined professional networking site ‘LinkedIn’ as an ‘Influencer’, and in a write-up, titled ‘My Second Innings’, posted yesterday, he shared his life after cricket, detailing his transition

Will decide on exempting TN from NEET: Javadekar

Chennai: Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar today said that a decision on exempting Tamilnadu from the National  Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test  (NEET) will be taken after consultation.The Minister made the statement at the city airport. He was on his way to attend a literary meet here. Meanwhile, he also met Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today. The last date to apply for the NEET exams got over on 1

Laxman launches second cricket academy

Hyderabad: Former India cricketer VVS Laxman has announced the launch of his second cricket academy here, and two more are planned to be opened by next summer. The second academy will be located at the Delhi Public School, Nacharam here. The training session at the academy would begin with the start of summer camp from 3 April, Laxman told reporters yesterday. The first academy at Srinidhi school in the city

Baahubali sequel to have London premiere?

S S Rajamouli who is working back-to-back on his upcoming film, Baahubali: The Conclusion, might be in for a surprise. The flick, expected to hit the screens on 28 April 2017, is likely to have a world premiere in London on 24 April. This screening will happen at an event organised by the British Film Institute celebrating India’s 70 years of Independence. There are reports making the rounds that this

Asgar-Mustafa duo triumphs in Himalayan Drive

Chennai: National champions Asgar Ali and Muhammad Mustafa underlined their supremacy as they won the Biswa Bangla JK Tyre Himalayan Drive crown in style in Siliguri yesterday. India’s TSD (Time, Speed and Distance) kings were in tremendous form in this demanding five legged championship, taking the lead early on the first day and tenaciously hanging on to it till the very end. They tackled the tough hilly terrain, demanding forest

Did Suchitra release personal photos of celebrities?

Singer-actor Suchitra Karthik is in controversy once again, after private photographs of celebrities were posted in her social media account. Pictures of actresses Hansika and Andrea Jeremiah, composer Anirudh Ravichander, TV anchor Divyadarshini and actor Dhanush were making rounds in the social media from this morning, from her Twitter page. Following this, her account has been locked and the tweets were taken down. It may be recalled that much recently,

HC stays proceedings in paternity claim over Dhanush

Chennai: The Madras High Court stayed the proceedings on a paternity claim over actor Dhanush made by an elderly couple in a magistrate court as it posted their plea for a DNA test for hearing on 9 March. Justice G Chockalingam ordered the stay, valid till further orders, during the hearing of a petition by the actor seeking to quash the proceedings pending in the judicial magistrate court in nearby Melur.

Nayanthara's Dora to release on 31 March

Nayanthara starrer Dora will hit the screens on 31 March. It is a horror thriller. Nayanthara plays Pavalakodi and Thambi Ramaiah plays her father in the film. Directed by Doss Ramasamy, Dora also has Harish Uttaman, Shan and Tharun Kshatriya in pivotal roles. Vivek-Mervin duo has composed music for the film and the recently released teaser has clocked in more than two million views, which is a huge achievement for

Review: Logan- Action, satisfaction

Logan attempts to hide from the world all the while caring for ailing Professor X at the Mexican border. His attempts however are thrown to dust after the arrival of a young mutant, who is being hunted down by human forces. In the line of the Wolverine series, Hugh Jackman has carried the movie on his shoulders. His performance as the weary, old Logan takes the movie to heights. Jackman

Stalin visits Neduvasal, extends support for protest

Chennai: DMK working President and Leader of the Opposition in the Tamilnadu Assembly, M K Stalin, today visited Neduvasal village in Pudukottai district and pledged his support for the more-than-fortnight-long demonstration against the extraction of hydrocarbons in farmlands. It is on the 16th day of the protest carried out by the youngsters and villagers of Neduvasal that Stalin, along with other party members, including former State Minister K N Nehru, visited

Prez for action against those affecting progress

Chennai: President Pranab Mukherjee today said a strong deterrent is needed against those who want to adversely affect India’s progress and security in view of the ever changing geo-political situation in the region. Speaking after awarding the President’s ‘Standard’ to the 125 Helicopter Squadron (Gladiators) and ‘Colours’ to the Mechanical Training Institute (MTI) at the Air Force Station Tambaram, here, he said India is a responsible and emerging power in