August 21, 2017

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,

Saravanan's cameo helps Chepauk win TNPL

Chennai: Sathish (23 not out, 16b, 2×6) and Saravanan (23 not out, 10b, 1×4, 2×6) gathered a hectic 52 runs in just 22 balls for an unbeaten fifth wicket as Super Gillies dethroned Albert Tuti Patriots in the summit clash of the Indian Cements-TNPL. After winning the toss, the confident Tuti elected to bat first. But they were in for a surprise early. Washington Sundar lofted one off the very