Here’s a recap of the events from the past 24 hours. College girls walking in rain in Chennai. Photographs: PTI Photo Police chasing away protesters during a clash in Srinagar. Photograph: S Irfan/ PTI Photo Prime Minister Narendra Modi at AJI-3 dam site of the project, in Jamnagar district, Gujarat. Vehicles wade through a waterlogged road after heavy rains at Delhi-Gurgaon expressway in Gurgaon. A newly inducted Provincial Armed Constabulary personnel quenches his thirst after ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
An Indian-American girl attracted a sizeable audience at the White House when she narrated a poem that shared her experience as an immigrant and how it was painful to replace her mother tongue Tamil with English. IMAGE: US First Lady Michelle Obama stands with student poets, (left to right), Maya Salameh, Joey Reisberg, Gopal Raman, Maya Eashwaran and Stella Binion, during the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities poetry reading in the Blue Room at the White House.Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Good performances and an interesting screenplay make Prabhu Solomon's Thodari worth a watch, feels S Saraswathi. Kumki director Prabhu Solomon is known for his heartwarming tales of love set against spectacular locations with down-to-earth characters caught in a difficult situation. His latest venture Thodari, starring Dhanush and Keerthy Suresh, is no different. Dhanush plays Poochiyappan, a simple pantry boy serving the passengers of an ill-fated train travelling from Delhi to ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
Karnataka-born Bezwada Wilson, a prolific campaigner for eradication of manual scavenging in India, and Carnatic singer T M Krishna from Chennai, were on Wednesday chosen for the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2016. Apart from the two Indians, four others have been selected for the award -- Conchita Carpio-Morales of the Philippines, Dompet Dhuafa of Indonesia, Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers and ‘Vientiane Rescue’ of Laos. Wilson, the national convenor of the Safai ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The public discourse surrounding the murder of Infosys techie Swathi begs for sanity. Sadly, there are no takers for it in Tamil Nadu as conspiracy theories -- some communally explosive -- keep cropping up. R Ramasubramanian reports. The brutal killing of 24-year-old Swathi, an Infosys techie, has polarised Tamil Nadu -- its polity, media and social life -- like never before. Swathi's murder on June 24 morning at the Nungambakkam railway station in Chennai when she was waiting to catch the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Air Carnival, Air Asia, TruJet try innovative ways to break the clutter in a crowded turf Over the past few years, a host of regional airlines have set up their base in the South; TruJet, Air Asia, Air Pegasus, Air Costa are flying between several Tier-I and Tier-II cities in the region and now, with Air Carnival’s debut, on Monday, the skies have just got more crowded. As fliers find themselves spoilt for choice, airlines are looking at ways in which to position themselves distinctively ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The incidence of more crimes across Tamil Nadu is threatening to make law and order an inevitable poll issue in the state-wide local bodies elections due only months from now, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Even as the sensational ‘Swathi murder case’, about the daylight killing of a young, female IT professional on a railway platform, is hogging national headlines, the incidence of more crimes across Tamil Nadu is threatening to make law and order an inevitable poll issue in the upcoming ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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