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All is love and fair in French politics

Everything you didn’t want to ask on France and its elections Paris, May 3: As a newspaper devoted to focusing on issues of interest to local citizens this week we turn our eyes on that one event over which Chennaiites have been exchanging a lot of WhatsApp messages: French elections. Probably you too would have got that WhatsApp forward that talks of the ‘love life’ of presidential election frontrunner Emmanuel Macron, who is being described by journos as the ‘French Kennedy’ because

Getting run-out off three-hit

A flashback on some fun moments from previous editions of IPL Chennai, Apr 5: The spectacular cricketing extravaganza, the 10th Edition of the IPL, which gets underway tonight, will feature a sum total of 8 teams with around 140 players playing across 10 different venues in 60 matches over 47 days, and after all the excitement and entertainment, most of us will have difficulty recalling 10 days later who the

Interesting contest to follow till IPL starts

An on-the-spot report from R K Nagar Chennai, Mar 29: The by-election to the R K Nagar Assembly constituency, to be held on 12 April, has brought the focus back on Tamilnadu politics that had gone silent after the drama-filled days of February that were more frenetic than the final overs in an IPL clash and more crowded and confusing than the 8 am Dadar-Virar fast train. As is well known, the R K Nagar seat had fallen vacant due to

‘SPB has moral right to make money out of Raja’s music’

All your queries on Ilaiyaraja and SPB royalty fracas answered Chennai, March 22 : Just when Tamil Nadu was looking to slip into a comatose state what with no real controversies that the people are so used to coming their way, has mercifully arrived the Ilaiyaraja vs. S P Balasubramaniam royalty imbroglio. Now, the State has found the muse for doing what it does best: Creating memes. On a serious

'TBF, we got the election dates spot on'

*Poll pundits hit back sharply at critics *Scientists say in a parallel universe Rahul is winning New Delhi, Mar 15: Pollsters and political pundits (journalists) in India, to this day, seem to have got not even one election right. This is a track record that is worse than even, well, Rahul Gandhi’s. At least in the case of Rahul Gandhi there is the very logical and valid excuse that he

Aussies bat for formalising 'Pre-DRS'

If there is technology to get technology right, we must use it: Steve Smith BENGALURU, MAR 10: While Indian captain Virat Kohli minced no words about what he thought of his Australian counterpart Steve Smith looking in the direction of his team’s dressing room on whether to opt for DRS or not after he was adjudged out in the second innings of the Bengaluru Test, the Australian camp, for their

An exercise in gas

FAQs on Neduvasal hydrocarbon project Chennai, Mar 1 : After being in the boil since December last, the State is finally… no, wait, we have news coming in that the protest against the hydrocarbon project in Neduvasal is snowballing into a big crisis-like situation that Tamilnadu is now so used to, and without which dire withdrawal symptoms were kicking in. Already media houses (read TV channels) have dispatched their most

If Sasi isn’t shifted to TN prison, prison will be shifted to TN

By : Balakumar K, E-Mail : balakumarkb@gmail.com Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 She has a serious allergic condition to jails in Karnataka: Doctor Chennai, Feb 22: Some moves are already afoot to shift AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala from the Karnataka prison because — pay close attention here — the prison is in Karnataka and not in Tamil Nadu. But if the judiciary turns out to be unreasonable and orders