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TTD launches mobile app Govinda for devotees

Chennai: A devotee-friendly mobile app, ‘Govinda’, was launched by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) in Tirupati on the occasion of Ugadi festival today. The app was designed and developed by software major TCS in coordination with the IT wing of the TTD, which is administering the Lord Venkateswara shrine. The app can be used by devotees for booking darshan tickets and accommodation during their pilgrimage. The TTD has named the app

O Panneerselvam gets support from two parties

Chennai: With the R K Nagar by-poll around the corner, two leaders have extended their support to the AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma party, led by O Panneerselvam. This is likely to be a boost for the party which lost the two leaves election symbol and got the new two street lamp post symbol. Speaking to reporters, Panneerselvam said, “Stalin is exposing DMKs weakness.” Answering Stalin’s question about staying silent when

Chennaiite tastes success with hardwork

Chennai: N Boopathy owns a browsing centre at Lakshmi Nagar, 100 Ft Road, Nanganallur, in the city. His father was a traffic sub-inspector who passed away in an accident, when Boopathy was in school. As there was no other source of income for the family, he was forced to work at a browsing centre. He started working there from 2002 for a pay of Rs 2,500. After six months of

Chennai area to get underground electric cables

Chennai: In a move that would reduce incidents of electrocution in the neighborhood, TANGEDCO is all set to take up underground cable work. Alandur zone has been witnessing electrocution, which often turn fatal. The reason is the presence of overhead cables. Works are planned in the suburban Alandur constituency following the frequent incidents of electrocution, said a TANGEDCO official. The EB is making use of the funds that would be

Irudhi Suttru makes it big at IIFA Utsavam

The biggest celebration of South Indian cinema, the second annual IIFA Utsavam witnessed an outstanding event on the first day as stars from Tamil and Malayalam film industries came together on Tuesday. Rana Daggubati and Shiva hosted the Tamil segment, while Tini Tom and Pearle Maaney hosted the Malayalam category of the award celebrations. In the Tamil film awards, Irudhi Suttru took home big number of accolades with a total

Can't work with male chauvinists: Actress Varalaxmi

Varalaxmi Sarathkumar who was set to play a key role in the Malayalam remake of the Tamil movie Appa, has reportedly walked out of it. The actress was part of Aakasha Mittayaee, that stars actor Jayaram in the lead. Varalaxmi took to Twitter to state the reason behind her walkout. She wrote, “Thnk u to Samuthirakani sir n Jayaram sir for hvng supported my decision.. can’t work wid male chauvinists

First look of ARM's bilingual likely to release 1 April

There were reports that the first look of AR Murugadoss’s upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual will be out on 29 March, however, there seems to be a change in the schedule. Now we can expect the first look of the movie on 1 April. The movie has Mahesh Babu in the lead. This is also the actor’s first direct Tamil flick. The movie which is set to hit the screens on 23