June 24, 2017

TNPL: Tuti Patriots picks none; Madurai, 9 players

Chennai: All the eight franchises of Tamilnadu Premier League (TNPL) picked up the remaining players and completed their squad of 19 at the draft event here yesterday. The defending champions, Albert Tuti Patriots, picked none, while Madurai Super Giant added nine new players to the squad. Chepauk Super Gillies added two players (R Suthesh and S Radhakrishnan) to their squad. Ruby Trichy Warriors bought K Vignesh, Adithya Giridhar, Jabez Moses

Review: AAA - This is merely Simbu puranam

Simbu and his past life seem to be the inspiration for filmmaker Adhik Ravichandran to come out with Anbanavan Asarathavan Adangathavan (AAA). The movie, which shows Simbu in never-seen-before looks, has the very often seen making style of a Simbu’s movies. The movie that comes after a huge expectation could be a treat to his fans but a disappointment to movie buffs in general. AAA begins in Dubai where an

Rajini to launch VIP 2 audio tomorrow

The audio of VIP 2 would be launched in a gala manner in Mumbai tomorrow by Rajinikanth. Dhanush officially announced through Twitter that the songs and the trailer of the film will be released on 25 June. The film has music composed by Sean Roldan. Directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth, the movie stars Dhanush as Raghuvaran, Amala Paul, Samuthirakani among others in the cast. Bollywood actress Kajol dons a pivotal character

Review: Vanamagan- Neither here nor there

The contrasting lifestyle between those living in concrete jungles and those in peace with nature in forests form the crux of Vanamagan. Directed by Vijay, the movie stars Jayam Ravi, Sayeesha, Thambi Ramiah, Prakashraj among others. Loaded with romance, sentiments, emotions and of course a social message, Vanamagan begins in a city and ends in a forest. It starts with a cruel mass arrest of a tribal group in Andaman

North Indian duo held for burglary in Chennai

Chennai: Two north Indians were arrested for looting Rs 4.5 lakh from a wholesale shop in Parry’s Corner. The police are searching for three others who were involved in the crime. Police said Vikram Singh (27) and Raju Singh (27) from Hubli, had broken into the shop located on Sikander Street in the first week of June along with three others, who were from Rajasthan. Finding that the cash was

Karthik Subbaraj to make a silent movie

Chennai: Director Karthik Subbaraj announced a slew of ventures from his production house ‘Stone Bench’ at a grand function here on Friday. It was attended by veteran film-makers Manirathnam, Bharathiraja, Vikraman, actor-directors Prabhu Deva, S J Suryah, director Vikraman among others. Speaking on the occasion, Karthik Subbaraj said, “The idea of ‘Stone Bench’ is to bring out the young talents through web-series and this will be the platform for them

Lankan Navy arrests eight TN fishermen

Nagapattinam: At least eight fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy from Nagapattinam in the late hours of Friday for allegedly entering into Sri Lankan territorial waters. The navy also seized one boat used by the fishermen near Paruthithurai in the Bay of Bengal. Earlier, on 22 June, the Lankan Navy arrested four Tamilnadu fishermen for allegedly fishing in Sri Lanka’s territorial waters.

Experts to share thoughts on diabetes

Chennai: “Apollo Hospitals has always been at the forefront of bringing quality health care backed by the latest advances in research across the world. This is why over two-and-a-half years ago, we had created a dedicated vertical called Apollo Sugar Clinics in partnership with Sanofi , a global leader in diabetes to innovate world class diabetes and endocrine care in our country. Over the last few years, we have built

Chennaiite makes wonders with ice sticks

Chennai: A T Chandran (45) makes various items using ice cream sticks. A differently-abled, Chandran has high aims to put his name in Guinness Book of Records and Limca Book of Records. “‘I was working previously in a firm, but later developed interest in making these crafts. So I quit my job and started making ice stick show pieces. Now this has turned into my full time profession,’” he says.’

OPS, EPS united by Presidential poll

Chennai: After close to three months since the split in the AIADMK, the leaders of both factions shared the same space in New Delhi when NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind filed his nomination yesterday. Recently, both factions extended their support separately to the candidate proposed by the BJP for the presidential election. Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami and former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam travelled to the Capital separately to be

Long wait for flyover is over now in Porur

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will open the Porur flyover tomorrow, nearly seven years after it was planned. The flyover has cost the State Highways Department Rs 54 crore and runs to a length of 505 m and is 17.2 m wide. The structure is receiving finishing touches and will be inspected for safety before it finally gets the nod to be opened to the public. The flyover has