Actor Kamal Haasan who recently announced his political entry is reportedly meeting his fans and taking photos at Alwarpet in Chennai, on Monday. The actor is expected to start his state-wide tour across Tamil Nadu on February 21. Earlier, actor Rajinikanth also met his fans and took photos during December.
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According to reports, ticket prices of PRTC buses operated from Puducherry to other states including Tamil Nadu have been increased. Bus fare from Puducherry to Chennai (via ECR) has been raised to Rs.145 from Rs.100 whereas the ticket fare for A.C buses plying on the same route has been raised to Rs.315 from Rs.200.
BY POOJA | JAN 22, 2018 3:20 PM #MTC #PRTC #BUSFAREHIKE #INDIA NEWS
A Tata ACE vehicle with eight passengers on board reportedly rammed into a lorry near Srivilliputhur in Virudhunagar, on Monday morning. Reports say, the accident happened due to the negligence of the driver of the Tata Ace as he was talking on the phone while driving in high-speed. Four people reportedly died on the spot while one died on the way to the hospital and three others have been admitted to a nearby hospital. A case has been registered and police are investigating the incident.
BY HARITHA | JAN 22, 2018 2:41 PM #ACCIDENT #TATAACE #LORRY #TAMIL NADU NEWS
According to media reports, the most wanted terrorist in India - Abdul Subhan Qureshi has been arrested by Delhi police on Monday. He was one of the main accused in Gujarat blasts 2008 and he was initially a software engineer who later became a bomb maker. After a brief exchange of fire between the cops, the “India’s Bin Laden” was arrested few days before the Republic Day celebrations.
BY AISHWARYA | JAN 22, 2018 2:12 PM #ABDUL SUBHAN QURESHI #TAMIL NADU NEWS
A villager in Gurgaon who went to the fields to attend nature’s call reportedly saw an object falling down from the sky with a loud noise. He called upon his fellow villagers to have a look at the object. The villagers suggested that it might be a meteor and many of them took pieces of the object and stored it in their refrigerators before calling the India Meteorological Department. When the officials came to investigate, the villagers were undoubtedly disappointed as they were informed that the object was ‘blue ice’
BY AISHWARYA | JAN 22, 2018 2:04 PM #FLIGHT #POOP #BLUE ICE #INDIA NEWS
According to reports, actor Kamal Haasan will be holding a general body meeting on February 24 in Madurai. Notably, it is the birthday of the late CM J Jayalalithaa. The actor has been actively involving in political talks.
BY AISHWARYA | JAN 22, 2018 1:24 PM #KAMAL HAASAN #TAMIL NADU NEWS
Actor Kamal Haasan who has confirmed his political entry said that he will be announcing his party name on February 21. The actor explained the importance of digitisation and said that he will enhance digitisation in India at an event on Monday. He will be meeting the important members of his fans' club from Ramanathapuram, Madurai, Dindigul and Sivagangai districts at his Alwarpet residence. The actor is also expected to meet members of Pudukottai and Tanjore fan clubs on Tuesday. Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been campaigning the importance of digitisation.
BY AISHWARYA | JAN 22, 2018 11:24 AM #KAMAL HAASAN #DIITAL INDIA #TAMIL NADU NEWS
After facing criticism from the opposition party and the people of Chennai, the Chennai Corporation will reportedly operate more ‘budget buses’. Currently, more of deluxe and express are operating in the city. With the implementation of the above plan, the tickets will reportedly be more affordable.
BY AISHWARYA | JAN 22, 2018 11:05 AM #MTC #TAMIL NADU NEWS
College students from Tanjore, Thiruvannamalai, Tirupur have been protesting in bus stands against the recent hike in bus ticket fare. The students are reportedly voicing against the alleged proposal by the government to increase the fare for bus pass. Following a strike by transport employees, the government has drastically increased the ticket rate for government buses.
BY AISHWARYA | JAN 22, 2018 10:30 AM #PROTEST #BUS FARE HIKE #TAMIL NADU NEWS
A 34-year-old software engineer - Swathi was reportedly found dead in a hotel room in St.Thomas Mount. Reportedly, police recovered two bottles of rum in the room one of which was in the trash can. Since there were no external injuries and there was no suicide note found, police suspect that she might have died of dehydration after consuming excess of alcohol. The woman, who was residing in Chrompet.
BY AISHWARYA | JAN 22, 2018 9:49 AM #TECHIE #TAMIL NADU NEWS
A 21-year-old man who picked up a box from a playground in Thoraipakkam sustained severe injuries as the box exploded after he opened it. Nagamani and his friend reportedly went to a playground in Burma colony where he found the box. He was immediately taken to a nearby hospital in an ambulance and after receiving first aid, he was taken to Stanley Government hospital. The box has been sent for a test.
BY AISHWARYA | JAN 22, 2018 9:20 AM #THORAIPAKKAM #IT HUB #TAMIL NADU NEWS
In what looks like a major finding in the murder of the 18-year-old boy in Nungambakkam, one person has been detained. After forming a special team, the police have also reportedly found that the boy had a conflict with a man in Guduvanchery over a love affair. The police are now searching for the boy’s phone that has been missing ever since the murder.
BY AISHWARYA | JAN 22, 2018 8:45 AM #MURDER #NUNGAMBAKKAM #TAMIL NADU NEWS
When asked about actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan's political entries, DMDK chief Vijayakanth reportedly said that both are his seniors in Kollywood but juniors in politics. Speaking to media in Sivakasi, Vijayakanth also condemned the TN government for hiking bus fares in the state.
BY LOKESH RV | JAN 21, 2018 11:11 PM #RAJINIKANTH #KAMALHAASAN #VIJAYAKANTH #TAMIL NADU NEWS
The Indian Premier League has reportedly said that it will allow a replacement player for the team that buys England's Ben Stokes if he misses the entire tournament due to legal proceedings. Stokes' participation in IPL 2018 is still a question mark after he was charged with affray following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September last year. Notably, Stokes was the most expensive overseas player in IPL history during the 2017 auction.
BY LOKESH RV | JAN 21, 2018 10:40 PM #IPL #BENSTOKES #SPORTS NEWS
Communist Party of India (Marxist) has reportedly announced a massive protest through out Tamil nadu on Sunday (22/01/2018) demanding the state government to rollback the bus fare hike announcement. Earlier, TN government hiked bus ticket rates on Friday.
BY LOKESH RV | JAN 21, 2018 9:54 PM #BUS #FAREHIKE #TAMIL NADU NEWS
All India Rajinikanth Fans Association has reportedly released a press note announcing the first set of office bearers. Important office bearers have been appointed for Vellore district.
District Secretary - Sholinghur N. Ravi
District Joint Secretary - R. Needhi (A) Arunachatam
District Deputy Secretaries - Vaniyambadi G. Ganapathy, Mohammed S.Kalifa and P. Rajan Babu
Women Wing Secretary - Sangeetha BA BL
Youth Wing Secretary - P Arun
BY LOKESH RV | JAN 21, 2018 9:32 PM #RAJINIKANTH #TAMIL NADU NEWS
According to reports, a 12-year-old girl was hospitalised after she found a worm while drinking a can of Coca-Cola in Italy. Reports say that the girl noticed the worm in her mouth after drinking from the can. After monitoring the girl, the doctors found no sign of harm. Inspectors from the Food and Nutrition Hygiene service are also carrying out inspections on the can.
BY LOKESH RV | JAN 21, 2018 8:55 PM #COCACOLA #GIRL #WORM #WORLD NEWS
Former Australia captain Ian Chappell criticised Hardik Pandya after his run-out during the second Test against South Africa. Pandya got out in a careless fashion as he failed to ground his bat. “Pandya’s laziness, sloppiness, arrogance, call it whatever you want, it was unforgivable,” said Chappell. India lost the match by 135 runs.
BY LOKESH RV | JAN 21, 2018 8:10 PM #HARDIKPANDYA #INDVSSA #SPORTS NEWS
The Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority (MWRRA) has reportedly increased water tariff by 25 times for industries that fall under the bracket of breweries, carbonated soft drinks and liquor manufacturers. As a result, the prices of liquor, mineral water, and soft drinks could be hiked. The tariff has been increased from Rs 16 to Rs 120 per 1,000 litres with effect from February 1.
BY LOKESH RV | JAN 21, 2018 7:32 PM #WATER #BEER #LIQUOR #PRICE #INDIA NEWS
Tamil activist Thirumurugan Gandhi while speaking in an exclusive interview with Behindwoods said, “People like H Raja and Nithyananda supporters are those who welcome spiritual politics.” Further, he questioned what is the connection between spirituality or Baba in politics and said, “Baba was one of the failure movies acted by Rajini.” Watch the full interview here.