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Team India will have to fight fatigue, expectations

Team India have more at stake in the Champions Trophy 2017. Much more. They enter the tournament as defending champions. The last time, India benefited from the calm and calculated gambling approach of M S Dhoni. At helm now is Kohli. This will undoubtedly be his biggest captaincy test so far. But the long season followed by IPL can leave them fatigued. India are currently at No. 3 in ICC

A touching tale on goat sacrifice

Viddharth’s  next  is  Oru  Kidayin  Karunai  Manu  is  releasing  2  June. Directed by Suresh Sangaiah, the  movie  features  Raveena  Ravi  as  heroine. The  film  speaks  about  sacrificing goats, narrated from the goat’s perspective. Speaking  to  News  Today,  Suresh  Sangaiah, says, “I come from a village near Rajapalayalam and when they take the goats for sacrifice, the animal  wouldn’t  have  thought  that  those  would  be  his  last  minutes.  I  wanted to

Nana Patekar gets meaty role in Rajini's Kaala

  The  makers  of  Rajinikanth’s  upcoming  film Kaala  Karikaalan on Sunday confirmed that Bollywood actor Nana Patekar has  been  roped  in  to  play  a  pivotal  role  in  the  movie. The  principal  shooting  of  the  Pa  Ranjith-directed film began on Sunday.  Announcing  the  full  cast  in  a  statement,  the  makers revealed that Nana Patekar, apart  from  a  bevy  of  supporting actors, plays an important role. It was also confirmed that Huma

Watercan suppliers in protest mode

Chennai: Lakhs of households depending on can water for drinking purposes may have to shell out more in the future as the newly proposed GST has raised the tax for bubble-top water to 18 per cent. Protesting the heavy taxation on packaged drinking water and the alleged harassment by Revenue Department officials, the Greater Tamilnadu Packaged Drinking Water Manufacturers Association (GTPDWA) has announced an indefinite strike on Sunday. Sources say

CARE, ICRA downgrade RCom rating

Chennai: Shares of Anil Ambani-controlled mobile operating company Reliance Communications came under severe bear hammering early Monday trade, plunging nearly 15 per cent to hit a 52-week low of Rs 21.95. RCom shares were battered on the bourses due to combination of factors ranging from reports of loan defaults to widening losses during the fourth quarter. Over 38.27 lakh shares have changed hands so far as against two week average

Vijay Sethupathi acts with Nayanthara again

Vijay Sethupathi would play a crucial role  in  Nayanthara  starrer  Imaikka Nodigal, an action thriller. Directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu of Demonte Colony fame, it is  revealed Vijay Sethupathi’s role in the film is extremely crucial. The film’s plot is set between Chennai and Bangalore and the story will progress in  and  around  incidents  happening  in  these  two  cities. Atharva  and  Bollywood  filmmaker Anurag Kashyap play key roles in it.

Tuticorin Port to invest Rs 2,000 crore

Tuticorin: CII Thoothukudi organised the sixth edition of the Conference on Logistics here. A press note said that the conference was inaugurated by V O Chidambaranar Port Trust, Chairman, Anantha Chandra Bose. He said that the Tuticorin Port is taking a lot of initiatives to bring down the cost of logistics. “The port is investing around Rs 2,000 crore to increase the draft from 12.8 to 14.5 and the environment

Review: Sachin a billion dreams - Realistic biopic

For those who belong to 1990s, the major unifying factor then was  a  young  man  wielding  his  willow  for  the  nation  –  Sachin  Tendulkar. They cried when he was dismissed and burst in joy when he scored a hundred. Sachin: A Billion Dreams is a honest and sincere bio-pic on the legend of Indian cricket, who was the hope of a  struggling  nation  in  90s  and  the  messiah  of  the 

Hotels, restaurants protest against GST tax

Chennai: Tamilnadu Hotels and Restaurant Association, in protest against the GST, has announced that all hotels and restaurants in the State will down their shutters on 30 May from 6 am to 6 pm. The South India Hotels and Restaurants Association (SIHRA) had earlier announced in a statement that the hospitality and hotel industry is reeling under losses since 2009 due to economic and other conditions. The recently Supreme Court

Activists turn to toddy with TASMAC ban

Chennai: The Supreme Court’s order to ban all  liquor  outlets  within  500  metres  from  the  State  and  National  Highways from 1 April 2017 has sparked a controversy throughout the country. Although  the  order  was  made  to  minimise road accidents caused due to drunken driving, the decision has not  gone  well  with  tipplers  as  well  as  governments,  including  that  of  Tamilnadu. While tipplers are protesting the closure  of  liquor  shops,  the 

Missing model Gaanam Nair back with family

Chennai: City model, Gaanam Nair, who had been missing for four days, got back with her family this evening. Sources say that she was depressed and went off course. Though she had returned back home, police investigations are on. Gaanam Nair, a model-turned-actress, went missing on Friday morning while on way to her Nungambakkam office from her Virugambakkam home. After two days, her family members lodged a complaint with the