Tamil Nadu

  • World Bank: India to be world’s fastest growing big economy by 2017
    5:30 PM

    United Nations, Jan 14 (IANS) Fuelled by economic reforms, India is projected to become the world’s fastest growing large economy by 2017 with a growth rate of seven percent, overtaking China along the way, a World Bank report said Tuesday. According to the Washington-based World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects (GEP)

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  • PSPB paddlers win double crown in senior nationals
    5:29 PM

    Pudhucherry, Jan 14 (IANS) It was double delight for the Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) as they retained both the men’s and women’s singles titles at the 76th senior national table tennis championships here Wednesday. While PSPB men blanked West Bengal 3-0 to lift the Barna Ballack Cup, their women

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  • Denotify bulls as performing animals: Tamil Nadu CM
    4:53 PM

    Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam Wednesday urged the central government to denotify bulls from the list of performing animals so that Jallikattu – bull taming sport – could be held in the state during Pongal festival. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the

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  • Asteroid to fly by Earth safely Jan 26
    9:06 AM

    Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) An asteroid will safely pass about three times the distance of the Earth to the Moon Jan 26, NASA reported. From its reflected brightness, astronomers estimate that the asteroid designated “2004 BL86″ is about a third of a mile (0.5 km) in size. Its exact size

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  • Tamils gear up to celebrate Pongal
    9:05 AM

    Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) Tamils across the world are gearing up to celebrate Pongal festival Thursday. The harvest festival is celebrated on the first day of the Tamil month of Thai and is hence is also known as Thai Pongal. In his Pongal greeting, central Minister of State for Road

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  • TT Nationals: PSPB march into the semis
    5:15 PM

    Pudhucherry, Jan 13 (IANS) Top-seeded Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) men and women’s teams posted identical 3-0 wins over Tamil Nadu and Delhi, respectively, to stride into the semifinals of the 76th Senior Nationals Table Tennis championship, which began at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium here Tuesday. But it was

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  • Tamil author Perumal Murugan to give up writing
    1:02 PM

    Chennai, Jan 13 (IANS) Tamil novelist Perumal Murugan has announced his decision to give up writing, stating there will be continuing controversy over his novels and short stories fanned by various outfits and individuals. In a posting on his Facebook page, Murugan said: “Writer Perumal Murugan is dead. He will

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  • DMK announces candidate for Srirangam by-poll
    11:15 AM

    Chennai, Jan 13 (IANS) The DMK Tuesday named N. Anand as its candidate for the Srirangam assembly constituency, where the by-poll is slated Feb 13. In a statement issued here, DMK president M. Karunanidhi announced Anand’s name as the party’s candidate for the by-poll. The by-poll was necessitated following the

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  • SEBI seeks clarifications on Videocon d2h public offer
    10:19 AM

    Chennai, Jan 13 (IANS) Indian markets regulator SEBI has sought a clarification from Axis Capital Ltd., the merchant bankers, for Videocon d2h Ltd.’s Rs.700 crore initial public offer (IPO), the regulator said. In its status report on the processing of draft offer documents, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

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  • Kamal Haasan’s ‘Uttama Villain’ trailer released
    9:04 AM

    Chennai, Jan 13 (IANS) The highly intriguing trailer of actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan-starrer “Uttama Villain” was unveiled online Tuesday by the film’s producer Linguswamy. Kamal plays an ageing superstar as well as an eighth century theatre artist in the film which is directed by his friend and actor Ramesh Aravind. Late

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  • Controlling hunger during ‘I’ shoot was challenging: Vikram
    7:43 AM

    Chennai, Jan 13 (IANS) Actor Vikram, who lost about nearly 50 percent of his original body weight to play one of the roles in forthcoming Tamil magnum opus “I”, found it tough to control his urge to eat. “It was extremely difficult to control hunger. It drove me crazy,” Vikram

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  • Scripting should be given ample time: filmmaker Jaya
    7:06 AM

    Chennai, Jan 13 (IANS) Three years after her successful Telugu directorial debut “Lovely”, director B. Jaya, who is ready with her next project, says one should not compromise on time when it comes to scripting as it’s a creative process. “One of the reasons why I didn’t immediately make a

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