August 2, 2017

Pro Kabaddi: Gujarat Fortunegiants open account

Hyderabad: It was a dream debut for Gujarat Fortunegiants as they humbled Dabang Delhi KC 26-20. The Delhi team came into the match fresh after a victory against Pink Panthers. The match featured the star players from Iran – Meraj Sheykh and Abolfazl Maghsodlou – for Delhi, and Fazel Atrachali and Abozar Mighani for Gujarat, taking on each other. Gujarat earned their first Pro Kabaddi point in the second minute

Met forecast: Heavy rain likely today, Saturday

Chennai: Heavy rain lashed most parts of Tamilnadu, including the capital, last night and in the wee hours of today. The Met department said the mild trough prevailing along the Bay of Bengal was the reason for the rain and heavy rain is likely to continue today and on Saturday. Speaking to mediapersons, an official from the Meteorological department said, “An upper air trough runs from Telangana to Comorin area

Too many films releasing on same day in TN

Come 11 August, Kollywood will see a plethora of movies hitting the screens. Jyothika’s Magalir Mattum, Udhayanidhi’s Podhuvaaga Emmanasu Thangam director Ram’s women-centric film Taramani starring Andrea, Sundeep Kishan starrer Mayavan, Rana Daggubati’s Naan Aaniyittal and Vidharth in Kuranbu Bommai are in the race. Adding to the excitement is Dhanush’s decision to try his luck with VIP2. The actor has tweeted last night that VIP 2 is releasing on 11

2 major Tamilnadu cases come up before SC

Chennai: Two high-profile cases, concerning Tamilnadu and the ruling AIADMK faction general secretary Sasikala were before the top court today. While the State case is set to continue until a logical solution is found, the Sasikala case took an unexpected turn. PLEA FOR JUDGE TO RECUSE Sasikala’s plea against conviction in the Supreme Court was not up for hearing today and her side, represented by lawyer Mukul Rohatgi, wanted the

Chennaiite helps special children be independent

Chennai: On a breezy evening, Gomathi Radhakrishnan (53), a resident of Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, in the city, is sitting with a 23-year-old student, who is reading a page from a personality development book. The bespectacled youth is reading loud and clear, and in between, he stops to asks for the meaning of ‘chameleon’, which Gomathi swiftly explains. When his session concludes, he picks his bag and leaves, promising to come

Abi Saravanan fights for a cause

Ivan Edakudamanavan stars Abi Saravanan and Gayathri in the lead. Directed by Justin Prabhakar, the movie speaks about an innocent man who fights for a cause. Says the filmmaker, “The film is about greedy politicians who uses their power to usurp properties of common man. What happens when a youngsters goes on revenge mode and teaches them a lesson.” The movie has cinematography by Adhi Karuppiah and music by Vidyasharan. It is produced by

Online game addiction: Chennai not untouched

Chennai: The suicide of Manpreet, who fell a prey to the game, ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ has sent shockwaves across the country. The victim from metropolitan Mumbai is not the only one addicted to online games and the sad part is Chennai is not untouched in this regard. Psychologist, Dr Abilasha, told News Today, “The online games addiction is not only among teenagers but also pre-teens. The students may seem to

I love commercial cinema, says Arjun

“I want to continue doing commercial cinema. Nibunan was one with right mix of action and romance, says Arjun. Speaking at a meet organised by Nibunan team in Chennai Tuesday, Arjun, said, “I am happy that Nibunan ended up as my 150th film. All credit to my filmmaker Arun Vaidyanathan who managed to bring on screen everything real and raw.” Nibunan featured Prasanna, Varalakshmi and Shruthi Hariharan alongside Arjun. After Nibunan,

Music composer tries hand at directing rural film

Music composer Bharani, who is making his directorial debut with Ondikatta, says, “The movie would be a rural entertainer. It speaks about the desire of every man living in a concrete jungle to go back to his native place. It would be emotional and engaging.” Speaking more about the film, Bharani, says, “I was raised in Thanjavur. The story is something that happened in a village nearby. I wrote this long

Sweet appeal to Bigg Boss fans to vote for Oviya

Chennai: Oviya’s popularity is reaching great heights with even sweet shops pitching in to ‘save’ her. the computerised bill of a sweet shop on TH Road, Kaladipet, Thiruvottiyur, while thanking the customer also says ‘Vote for Oviya, Big Boss’ (yes, with a single ‘g’). ‘I’m was not an Oviya fan. I have hardly watched two films of hers; but after watching Bigg Boss daily, I became a huge fan of

CMRL conducts trip for govt school children

Chennai: As many as 1,500 students from government and Corporation schools travelled in metro train from Nehru Park to Airport as part of educational trip organised by Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) in July. In an attempt to bring awareness to the students of government schools about the metro train features in the city, CMRL conducted the monthly trip from 13 to 31 July, a press release said. Students along