March 20, 2017

Do singers have voice over royalty rights?

Chennai: SPB, who has rendered many hits composed by Ilayaraja over the past some decades, said he now cannot perform the maestro’s compositions following the legal notice. Speaking to News Today, SPB, said, “An announcement on my concert was made much earlier. But I did not get any communication from Raja’s office asking me not to perform his songs. I received it only in the US.” “As I said earlier,

Music director Ilayaraja holds the baton

Chennai: Legendary playback singer S P Balasubrahmanyam receiving a legal notice from veteran composer Ilayaraja for singing his songs without permission on stage has opened a debate. While a section welcomes Raja’s decision, a few said it was morally wrong to have taken up the issue with SPB. It may be recalled that both SPB and Ilayaraja shared a great rapport for over four decades and the former has sung

Major fire at Red Hills godown

Chennai: Lakhs of rupees worth furniture were destroyed in a major fire which broke out in a warehouse at Red Hills this morning. The storehouse located in Kattaboman Street, was run by Gangsant (51) of Purasawalkam for the past three years. In the wee hours, locals noticed smoke puffing out of the warehouse and alerted the fire department. Four fire engines from Madhavaram, Ambattur, Red Hills and Vyasarpadi were rushed

Narikuravas held for stealing streetlight batteries

Chennai: Three Narikuravas who allegedly attempted to steal solar batteries from the streetlight in Pattinapakkam were arrested last night. The group was trying to remove the batteries from a playground located near Pattinapakkam police station. During patrol, the police spotted them and recovered nine batteries stolen from the streetlights. A police official said they are probing to find if the group had involved in other petty thefts previously.

Another accident at Ashwin's mishap spot

Chennai: Two days after the tragic death of car racer Ashwin Sundar and his wife in an road mishap on Santhome High Road, another motorist met with accident on the same spot today. However, the man escaped with minor injuries. According to police, Karthik (30) from Tiruporur was riding his bike under the influence of alcohol. He bumped on a speed breaker near Iyappan temple in MRC Nagar around 12.30

Chennai Port: Raids continue for 3rd day

Chennai: Cargo movement in Chennai port has come to a standstill as the raids by the DRI and Customs sleuths continued for the third day today. It is also learnt the CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma has arrived in the city in connection with the raids. The officials began the searches following a tip-off about large consignments of fake Indian currency notes reaching the shores of various ports, including Chennai,

Tamil nominees list for IIFA- Utsavam 2017

The International Indian Film Academy Awards 2017 – IIFA South Utsavam Awards 2017 has released the short listed nomination list for Tamil Movies in 13 categories. The IIFA South Utsavam awards will be given for Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam language films. The IIFA awards will be given for 13 categories namely Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress, Best Actress in a

Bangladesh fans celebrate historic Test win

Colombo: Opener Tamim Iqbal top-scored with 82 runs in the second innings as Bangladesh pulled off a historic four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second Test in Colombo yesterday. The rare win for Bangladesh — just their fourth away from home and fi rst against Sri Lanka in 18 attempts — ended the two-Test series in a draw after the visitors endured a 259-run loss in the opener in Galle.

Vellore Cricket Club completes its 80th year

Chennai: Vellore Cricket Club celebrated the completion of its eightieth year recently. P M Belliappa presided over the function. He recalled his association with the town since 1959. Lauding the club for its achievements, he pointed out that it is for the next generation of players to take the club to the next level. P S Subrahmanian, former captain of the club traced the history of the VCC. C R Vijayaraghavan,

My best Test knock so far: Wriddhiman Saha

Ranchi: Wriddhiman Saha rated his 117-run knock against Australia as his best Test knock so far and said the support he is getting from his teammates has had a positive influence on his batting. Saha played a key role along with Cheteshwar Pujara (202) to hand India a first innings lead of 152. “This is the best among the three I have. We badly needed partnership. My partnership began slowly. One

26-year-old patient cured through stem cell therapy

Trichy: A 26-year-old brain stroke patient was cured through stem cell therapy by Mumbai-based Neurogen Brain and Spine Institute. Addressing mediapersons here recently, the institute’s deputy director, Dr Nandini Gokilchandran, claimed this to be the first-of-its-kind surgery. The patient, D Chandru from Trichy, said in April 2009 he had weakness in his left hands and legs for a few minutes. “A series of investigations like MRI, blood work up were