MGR

A downpour of emotion

Watching the grey Chennai sky this morning, I couldn’t help but reminisce about how and when rain became a ‘character’ in our movies.

published on : 19th October 2020

When NEET failed in front of their perseverance to find green pastures

A government school student in Chennai, she could not dream of getting expensive private coaching before appearing for the test.

published on : 14th September 2020

‘Anti-socials draped shawl on MGR statue’

The minister said this after laying the foundation stone for the construction of paver block road, drainage and a small bridge at Pudukkottai village in Kayathar town Panchayat on Saturday.

published on : 26th July 2020

Puducherry CM directs police to book culprits who draped saffron shawl on MGR statue

The Puducherry administration will also take stringent action against those who level baseless charges against legislators and threaten them on social media, Narayanasamy told the legislative assembly

published on : 24th July 2020

EPS urges speedy action against those who draped saffron shawl on MGR statue in Puducherry

"The miscreants who were involved in this crime should be identified soon and be made known to society," said the Tamil Nadu CM

published on : 24th July 2020

Saffron shawl on MGR's statue on Puducherry-Villupuram road causes stir

The police are also interrogating a mentally challenged woman who claims she had put the orange shawl on the statue to honour MGR as she is fond of the leader.

published on : 24th July 2020

KC Palanisamy denied permit to garland Jaya & MGR statues

The city police, on Thursday, issued a permission denial letter to Palanisamy.

published on : 22nd February 2020

Karunanidhi: From 'Rajakumari' to 'Ponnar Shankar', a script-writer par excellence

A writer par excellence, M Karunanidhi began penning scripts as a 20-year old for plays which became a vehicle for propagating principles of the Dravidian movement.

published on : 8th August 2018

When Karunanidhi's bid to merge AIADMK and DMK was foiled by MGR

The DMK president revealed he had agreed to retain the flag of present AIADMK (with Arignar Anna’s bust at the centre).

published on : 8th August 2018

When Kalaignar M Karunanidhi bid adieu to his black glasses after 46 years

Ironically, it was a medical recommendation that made Karunanidhi start wearing glasses following an accident in the late 1960s that damaged his left eye.

published on : 7th August 2018

Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan: Exceptional actors who forayed into Tamil Nadu's politics

Kaala is a little different for Rajinikanth, as he's now not only a well-known cine star, but also a celebrated figure whose entry into politics has not been a smooth sail.

published on : 8th June 2018

A tour of Madras’ past in an auto rickshaw

Nearly 50 French nationals residing in Chennai took part in the Rickshaw Rally to explore the city on Sunday

published on : 17th April 2018

Tamil Nadu: More spice in RK Nagar battlefield as kin of MGR, Jayalalithaa enter ring

MC Chandrasekhar, son of MG Chakrapani, elder brother of MGR, to contest as independent; J Deepa, close relative of Jayalalithaa, also in the fray for RK Nagar bypoll.

published on : 5th December 2017

I-T raids on Jaya TV | It's a plot to bar Sasikala from politics, claims TTV Dhinakaran; documents seized from old channel office

IT sources said the raids are being conducted in almost 200 places connected to jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala and her extended family spread across various cities and states.

published on : 9th November 2017

Students should not be forced to attend MGR centenary events; Madras HC refuses to repeal stay

Holding that no one has the right to summon students outside schools, whether, on working days or holidays, a special bench of the Madras HC refused to repeal the interim stay on school students.

published on : 29th September 2017
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