Sun NXT movies now available on JioCinema

Chennai-based Sun TV Network, which operates to the most widely watched pay channel in India, has inked a content licensing deal with Reliance Jio, India’s biggest telecom operator. Under the deal, Sun TV’s content — including those that it has purchased digital rights for — will be made available on Jio’s apps. With this, thousands […]

Arasu Cable cuts NCF to ₹35/month vs ₹130 by Tata Sky, Airtel Digital etc

Arasu Cable, the government-owned cable feed provider in Tamil Nadu, has become the first big player to drastically reduce the monthly network charge under TRAI’s new tariff order, throwing a challenge to the likes of Tata Sky, Dish TV, Hathway and Sun Direct. Arasu Cable’s new base plan of Rs 130 contains six broadcaster packs […]

6:30 PM Bulletin: Karunanidhi’s health declines

The latest health bulletin from Kauvery Hospital in Chennai at 6:30 PM today has said that there has been a further deterioration in Tamil politician Karunanidhi’s health. “There has been a decline in the medical condition of Kalaignar Dr M Karunanidhi, DMK President and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu,” read the bulletin signed by […]

Bharti Airtel to expand Tamil Nadu tower count by 30% this year

Bharti Airtel said it will increase the number of its telecom network sites in Tamil Nadu by 30% this year, while expanding its fiber network in the state by 21%. It said it will add 12,000 new mobile sites, taking the total to 52,000 by March The fiber capacity will be increased to 17,000 km […]

Tamil Nadu, West Bengal & Rajasthan lead in MGNREGS employment generation

Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Rajasthan are the three states that have been the biggest beneficiaries of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, which promises 100 days of manual labor to anyone who is interested. Tamil Nadu generated 126.04 cr days of work under the scheme in the last four years, accounting for […]

AIADMK to start ‘JTV’ to take on Jaya TV and Sun TV

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam, the party of the late chief minister J Jayalalitha, has unveiled the names and emblem of the four television channels that it is planning to start. The general entertainment channel will be called ‘J TV’. In addition, there will be three channels focused on music (MusicJ), Movies (MoviesJ) and […]

Kamal Hasan says ‘shocked’ at SC Cauvery verdict, but warns against politics of water

Upcoming politician Kamal Hasan expressed ‘shock’ that the Supreme Court has reduced the quota of water allocated to Tamil Nadu from the river Cauvery, but said the matter should not be exploited for votes. “Like the farmers in Tamil Nadu, I am also shocked at the reduction of water,” said Hasan, who is currently building […]

O Panneerselvam says to look at alliance with BJP soon

O Paneerselvam, the ex-chief minister of Tamil Nadu and the leader of a prominent faction within the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam (All India Anna Dravida Advancement Front) has indicated that his faction is open to an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party. Panneerselvam had been expected to support the BJP after some crucial […]

All liquor shops in Tamil Nadu to remain shut for 3 months

The Madras High Court has asked the government of Tamil Nadu not to open any liquor shops for three months after complaints that it did not comply with the Supreme Court order on relocating roadside liquor shops. Unlike in most states in India, alchohol shops in Tamil Nadu are run directly by the state government under a […]

No exemption to Tamil Nadu on NEET: Health Minister

Exemptions to the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test cannot be given to any place or zones inside India as a common entrance test is required under the law, Faggan Singh Kulaste, junior minister in charge of health and family welfare said. “Section 10D of Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 prescribes conducting of a uniform entrance examination namely […]

CYCLONE VARDAH: No more heavy rain likely in Chennai, but seen in interior TN, Bangalore

Every big event sees a flood of fake messages on social media, particularly WhatsApp, as mischief makers take advantage of people’s desperation to feed them false information. Unfortunately, cyclone Vardah is no exception. There are several WhatsApp messages that contain apocalyptic warnings about a mega flood in store for Chennai and so on. While heavy […]

Jayalalitha’s successor: Crucial meet starts at AIADMK headquarters

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam (All India Anna Dravidian Progressive Party) started a crucial meeting of its top leadership at 6:30 PM today, minutes after the party hurriedly re-hoisted the flag on its headquarters. All the party’s MLA’s are attending the meeting. The decision to lower its flag at around 5:30 pm today […]

RPP Infra Projects wins Rs 254 mln contract from TN Civil Supplies

RPP Infra projects Ltd said it received a contract worth Rs 254 mln from Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation to construct scientific storage godown at Kodavasal village & taluk in Thiruvarur district. The godown is of 2500 MT and is to be completed within 24 months. R.P.P Infra Projects Ltd, founded in 1988, is a […]