Pazhandi Amman temple at Vanuvampet has 21-feet Vinayagar idol

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Pazhandi Amman Temple at Vanuvampet has been in existence for nearly 100 years now. Initially, with only the idol that was worshipped by the people for many years, the temple upon the support of the people slowly developed and now has some of the unique specialities like a 21-feet Vinayagar idol and a 79-feet Murugan idol which is under construction.

Ex-servicemen of BRO to organise meeting at Avadi, Chennai, 26 January

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 In 1977, R Udayar from Chennai joined the government service. He holds pride in saying that he has served in the border areas across Burma and Pakistan. However, he was not a part of the defence, but has served on the vulnerable zones in India. So where was he? Unknown to many, Border Road Organisation (BRO), one of the organisations that work hand in glove with the armed forces was where he served for about 27 years.

Dhanush plans big

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Actor Dhanush’s Pongal Pattas, in which he featured in a dual role, has managed a good show at the box office.. He has also completed the shooting for his next with Karthik Subbaraj. A major portio of the movie was shot in London. After that, it was announced that the actor will collaborate with Sun Pictures for his next – D44.

Editorial: On a high

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Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has said that Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in Tamilnadu have increased to Rs 1.80 lakh crore in the past three years. He said that in the previous years the FDI was around 1.33 lakh crore.

Cases against Rajinikanth withdrawn by Periyar outfit

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Three days after filing cases against actor Rajinikanth alleging that his remarks at  Thuglak event were aimed a tarnishing the reputation of E V Ramasamy, the Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam today chose to withdraw them. Sources say that the High Court refused to entertain the petitions following which the cases were withdrawn.

Mexico sees rise in gangs, vigilantes recruiting children

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One day after a vigilante group revealed that it was using children as young as 8 as “recruits” for armed defense patrols, Mexico’s president said Thursday that drug cartels too are recruiting every-younger kids. The whole issue has sparked a debate in Mexico over the use of children in armed confrontations, with rights groups saying the practice threatens not only kids’ safety, but their mental health.

Anti-US rally in Iraq

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Baghdad: Supporters of volatile Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr prepared for a “million-strong” march in Baghdad to demand the ouster of US troops, putting the protest-hit capital on edge. The march has rattled the separate, months-old protest movement that has rocked the capital and Shiite-majority south, where young Iraqis have demanded a government overhaul, early parliamentary elections and more accountability. After defying violence that has left 470 people dead as well as a spree of kidnappings and intimidations, those protesters fear their cause could be eclipsed by Sadr’s powerplay. “Sadr doesn’t represent us,” one teenager said defiantly late Thursday on a blocked-off thoroughfare in Baghdad.