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TN lifts weekend worship curbs, hotels, bakeries can run till 11 pm

The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday lifted the restriction on weekend worship in temples with effect from today and also permitted all shops including restaurants and bakeries to function till 11......

How DMK's Bharat Mata temple flummoxed the BJP

The BJP seems to fear a 'born-again' DMK stalling their electoral progress even more than the AIADMK, observes N Sathiya Moorthy. IMAGE: Under portraits of Mahatma Gandhi, Periyar E V Ramasamy......

How will Modi deal with 'Dravidian' Stalin?

Indications are that Modi will have words of encouragement for Stalin, and the meeting is likely to be much less acrimonious than critics of either would want it to be. notes N Sathiya Moorthy.......

TN minister orders retrieval of 100 grounds of land owned by temple

A 32-ground land parcel in Chennai worth crores of rupees and owned by a Shiva temple was taken over by authorities on Sunday while officials were directed to initiate action to......

How Stalin is different from Karunanidhi, Jaya

Unlike the regimes of Jayalalitha, Palaniswami and Karunanidhi, ministers are actually getting to make decisions on their own, with the unmentioned rider that they would be held responsible and......

11 govt banks don't have a chairman!

The annual earnings of a non-executive chairman of a PSB is capped at Rs 10 lakh, inclusive of fees for attending board meetings.This is way below the compensation of the chairman of any private......

15 customs, central excise officers sacked on corruption charges

The government has sacked these officers ranging from the ranks of principal commissioner to assistant commissioner, some of whom were already under suspension. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com......

RBI rate cut: Banks won't pass full benefits to YOU

'The effect will be seen two-three quarters down the line.'Shreepad S Aute and Abhijit Lele report. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters In a sign that borrowers might have to wait longer to......

Companies to see different method of computing taxes from current FY

The government has asked all companies, listed and unlisted, with a net worth of above Rs 500 crore (Rs 5 billion), to start following Ind AS for accounting periods beginning April 1, 2016.......

'A balanced budget in difficult times'

We anticipate the short term rates to come down in April as liquidity would remain comfortable "Govt announced Fiscal deficit of Rs 5.25 trn (5.9% of GDP) for FY12 as against budgeted figure of......

Review: Bench Talkies fails to impress

Bench Talkies is a very ordinary collection of short films, says S Saraswathi. Karthik Subburaj stormed into the Tamil film industry with the hugely acclaimed Pizza, followed by the equally......

Which Tamil film will you watch this weekend?

Eight Tamil films coming up in theatres near you! Here's a look at the films. Which one are you looking forward to?   En Vali Thani Vali Image: R K and Poonam in En Vali Thani Vali......

Mani Ratnam is back!

Dulquer Salman and Nithya Menen feature in the legendary director's musical love story.   After the disastrous Kadal, Mani Ratnam is making a musical love story, Oh Kadhal Kanmani. The film......

Review: A R Rahman delivers with Kadal soundtrack

Pavithra Srinivasan feels the music of Tamil film Kadal offers a truly beautiful listening experience.One of this year's most highly anticipated music albums is finally here, advanced by a couple......

Review: Romeo is a family entertainer

Srikanth Srinivasa feels Romeo is watchable for its lighter moments. Romeo starring Ganesh and Bhavana Menon is a fun film that can safely be watched by the whole family although there is no......

Sandpaper Gate: 'Not shocked more than 3 people knew'

'Can you imagine that ball being thrown back to the bowler and the bowler not knowing about it? Please!' IMAGE: Cricket Australia issued a statement saying that it was open to a re-investigation......

ISL: Hyderabad FC begin campaign with win over Odisha FC

IMAGE: Hyderabad FC’s Aridane Santana converted the spot kick in the 35th minute. Photograph: ISL Media Debutant Aridane Santana scored from the penalty spot as Hyderabad FC began their......

Chief selector watches as Hardik plays first game post surgery

IMAGE: Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar played their first game after their respective injuries Hardik Pandya hit four towering sixes and ran swiftly between the wickets at the......

Indian Soccer: Mohun Bagan set to merge with ATK

IMAGE: Mohun Bagan as well as ATK brass remained non-committal. Photograph: Hero I-League/Twitter Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan are all set to merge with ATK in their bid to play in the......

ISL: Odisha beat Hyderabad for second win

IMAGE: Odisha FC players celebrate a goal during the ISL match against Hyderabad FC, in Pune, on Wednesday. Photograph: ISL A 10-man Odisha FC registered their second win of the season as they......
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