Shameful act

The piracy players don’t directly make money from the downloads. They make it through the ads they host on the sites – more traffic would mean more clicks. Of the 500 sites that indulge in circulation of pirated content in some form or the other, 150 thrive only on piracy. Continue Reading

Safety first

With just days left for Deepavali, the Madras High Court has banned online sale of crackers till 15 November on a petition by a fireworks trader who cited loss of business and raised safety concerns. Justice S Vaidyanathan passed the interim order and issued notice to the Deputy Chief Controller of Explosives and the Commissioners of the Chennai Police and Corporation. Continue Reading

Standing tall

Come 31 October, India will get a new landmark, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, described by the Gujarat government as the world’s tallest, on the birth anniversary of India’s first Home Minister. Continue Reading

Take #MeToo to court

With lyricist Vairamuthu himself calling out those who had made sexual charges against him to take the legal route and file a complaint, it is time for singer Chinmayi and others to approach the police or the court against the ‘influential men’ who had harassed or attempted to molest them. Continue Reading

Right or wrong?

Various political leaders jumped into the fray and said the police have crossed the limits in trying to book  Nakkeeran Gopal under various charges for the article. It is a tricky situation, indeed. Continue Reading

Let truth triumph

Even as charges and counter-allegations marring the issue of violence that happened in Thoothukudi earlier this year during anti-Sterlite protest are traded, the CBI has taken over the probe into the police firing during the agitation that claimed 13 lives. Continue Reading

Words & swords

The sudden arrest of Nakkeeran editor R Gopal on Tuesday for allegedly publishing a defamatory article against Tamilnadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has triggered a huge furore in Tamilnadu media and political circles. Continue Reading