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Eminent Tamil novelist and scriptwriter V Balakumaran dead

V Balakumaran earned popularity for his novels like Mercury Pookkal and Thayumanavan. He is also famous for writing the dialogues of films like Kamal Haasan’s Nayagan and Rajinikanth-starrer Baasha.
V Balakumaran’s dialogues from Kamal Haasan’s Nayagan and Rajinikanth-starrer Baasha are still popular.(YouTube Grab)
V Balakumaran’s dialogues from Kamal Haasan’s Nayagan and Rajinikanth-starrer Baasha are still popular.(YouTube Grab)
Updated on May 16, 2018 09:55 AM IST
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Indo Asian News Service, Chennai | By HT Correspondent

Kamal Haasan invites Stalin, Rajinikanth for meet on Cauvery water dispute

Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam party is organising a meeting of various parties and farmers ‘ bodies on May 19 in Chennai to discuss the Cauvery issue.
Kamal Haasan-led Makkal Needhi Maiam is organising a meeting of various parties and farmers‘ bodies on May 19 in Chennai to discuss the Cauvery issue.(PTI)
Kamal Haasan-led Makkal Needhi Maiam is organising a meeting of various parties and farmers‘ bodies on May 19 in Chennai to discuss the Cauvery issue.(PTI)
Published on May 14, 2018 10:11 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Chennai | By HT Correspondent

Cauvery not an insurmountable problem, says Kamal Haasan, blames politics for lack of solution

If politics will just stand aside, logic will come in place, logistics will come in place, then we can quickly solve the Cauvery problem, Kamal Haasan says.
Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan speaks as FICCI president Rashesh Shah (L) looks on, at the Special Session of FICCI’s National Executive Committee Meeting' in Chennai on Wednesday.(PTI photo)
Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan speaks as FICCI president Rashesh Shah (L) looks on, at the Special Session of FICCI’s National Executive Committee Meeting' in Chennai on Wednesday.(PTI photo)
Updated on May 09, 2018 08:25 PM IST
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With Maiam Whistle, Kamal Haasan focuses on an info-based campaign

In Tamil Nadu’s political cacophony the app has a novelty factor that will highlight for Kamal Haasan’s party, but more importantly, credit should be given for the thought to integrate the use of technology to address important issues that affect the common citizen into a political campaign
Unlike the conventional political campaign techniques involving theatrics, blame games and lofty promises, Mr Haasan’s approach, till now, has been to involve the people and ‘awaken’ the aam aadmi about her rights(PTI)
Unlike the conventional political campaign techniques involving theatrics, blame games and lofty promises, Mr Haasan’s approach, till now, has been to involve the people and ‘awaken’ the aam aadmi about her rights(PTI)
Updated on May 02, 2018 04:55 PM IST
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Ka first look: Andrea Jeremiah looks so fierce in this new poster

Andrea Jeremiah, who has been seen in films like Taramani and Thupparivalan, has revealed the first look of her upcoming film, Ka.
Ka first look: Andrea Jeremiah may play the role of a wildlife photographer in this film.
Ka first look: Andrea Jeremiah may play the role of a wildlife photographer in this film.
Updated on Apr 29, 2018 04:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Priyanka Sundar

Politicians condemn Kathua rape, seek justice for 8-year-old

Political leaders such as Omar Abdullah, Kamal Haasan and Maneka Gandhi expressed their anguish over the rape of a minor in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district.
People hold placards at a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl, in Kathua, near Jammu and a teenager in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh state, in New Delhi, on Thursday.(Reuters photo)
People hold placards at a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl, in Kathua, near Jammu and a teenager in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh state, in New Delhi, on Thursday.(Reuters photo)
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 02:35 PM IST
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Kamal Haasan urges Modi to ‘deliver justice’ to Tamil Nadu on Cauvery issue

In an open letter written to PM Narendra Modi, Kamal Haasan said people were dismayed by the delay in setting up Cauvery Water Management Board and wanted justice.
Kamal Hassan urged PM Narendra Modi to deliver justice that Tamil Nadu is looking for amid growing political turmoil over the Cauvery water issue.(PTI File Photo)
Kamal Hassan urged PM Narendra Modi to deliver justice that Tamil Nadu is looking for amid growing political turmoil over the Cauvery water issue.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Apr 12, 2018 03:37 PM IST
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People who take trolls seriously are foolish, says Twinkle Khanna

Speaking at the Social Media Trolling on Social Platforms panel discussion, Twinkle Khanna labelled social media trolls as cockroaches and added anyone taking them seriously is foolish!
Twinkle Khanna during a press conference regarding Outlook Social Media Awards in Mumbai.(IANS)
Twinkle Khanna during a press conference regarding Outlook Social Media Awards in Mumbai.(IANS)
Updated on Apr 10, 2018 12:48 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent

Mercury trailer proves silence can be scary, watch out for Prabhudeva

The trailer of upcoming silent film, Mercury, featuring Prabhudeva, possibly as a man possessed is a scary prospect. More so, as it is completely unaided by dialogues. There is background music though.
In Mercury trailer, Prabhudeva’s presence overpowers everything else.
In Mercury trailer, Prabhudeva’s presence overpowers everything else.
Updated on Apr 10, 2018 11:19 AM IST
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Cauvery issue: Centre must draft a scheme that will settle the dispute once and for all

It is hoped that the Centre does not procrastinate any further and carry out the responsibility the apex court has entrusted on it so that there is little room for future discontent on the Cauvery issue
Farmers representing National South Indian River Link Association lie neck deep in Cauvery river bed with rose garlands to signify 'death' as part of their protest demanding the constitution of the Cauvery Water Management Board, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, April 6(PTI)
Farmers representing National South Indian River Link Association lie neck deep in Cauvery river bed with rose garlands to signify 'death' as part of their protest demanding the constitution of the Cauvery Water Management Board, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, April 6(PTI)
Updated on Apr 10, 2018 02:13 PM IST
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Rajinikanth says CSK should think about Cauvery issue, time not right for IPL in Chennai

Actor-politician Rajinikanth also said that if it was not possible to withdraw IPL from Chennai at this stage, then the players should wear black badges to highlight the plight of the state’s farmers.
Rajinikanth, with fellow actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan at a protest in support of ongoing agitations in Tamil Nadu.(PTI Photo)
Rajinikanth, with fellow actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan at a protest in support of ongoing agitations in Tamil Nadu.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2018 09:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | By KV Lakshmana, Chennai

Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan join protests against Vedanta copper unit over pollution claims

Actor Rajinikanth has tweeted questioning government approval for the Vedanta factory, while Kamal Haasan made a trip to the Tamil Nadu locality demanding closure of the plant.
Tamil actor Rajinikanth gestures at an event where he unveiled a statue of former Tamil Nadu chief minister MG Ramachandran at Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute in Chennai.(PTI FILE)
Tamil actor Rajinikanth gestures at an event where he unveiled a statue of former Tamil Nadu chief minister MG Ramachandran at Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute in Chennai.(PTI FILE)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 08:34 AM IST
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Kamal Haasan, Rajnikanth protest Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper smelter on pollution concerns

The smelter protests come after commodity giant’s iron ore operations were hit when the nation’s top court banned mining in the state of Goa from mid-March.
Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan expresses his solidarity with those protesting against the existing Sterlite Copper smelter plant and its proposed unit in the region at Kumarareddiapuram village in Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday.(PTI)
Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan expresses his solidarity with those protesting against the existing Sterlite Copper smelter plant and its proposed unit in the region at Kumarareddiapuram village in Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 04, 2018 01:14 PM IST
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By Swansy Afonso and Ganesh Nagarajan, Bloomberg

Happy Birthday Prabhu Deva: 12 songs that prove he is India’s best dancer

On Prabhu Deva’s birthday, we bring you some amazing dance choreography by the star dubbed as Indian Michael Jackson.
Happy Birthday Prabhu Deva: The man who grooved to Urvasi Urvasi turns 45 today.
Happy Birthday Prabhu Deva: The man who grooved to Urvasi Urvasi turns 45 today.
Updated on Apr 04, 2018 02:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Priyanka Sundar, Chennai

Christopher Nolan’s India visit attracts who’s who of Indian cinema. See star-studded group photo

The Dark Knight and Dunkirk director Christopher Nolan’s India visit attracted Indian celebrities such as Shah Rukh Khan, Jaya Bachchan, producer Siddharth Roy Kapoor and actor Kamal Haasan. See group photo.
Hollywood filmmaker Christopher Nolan with his wife Emma Thomas during the screening of film Dunkirk, in Mumbai.(IANS)
Hollywood filmmaker Christopher Nolan with his wife Emma Thomas during the screening of film Dunkirk, in Mumbai.(IANS)
Updated on Apr 02, 2018 05:02 PM IST
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Kamal Haasan supports protest against Sterlite plant in Tuticorin

Kamal Haasan said injustice has been done to the people of Tuticorin by establishing the Sterlite unit.
Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, who recently visited Tuticorin, said the Sterlite unit ‘showed the cruel face of business... showed the greedy face of business’.(PTI File Photo)
Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, who recently visited Tuticorin, said the Sterlite unit ‘showed the cruel face of business... showed the greedy face of business’.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Apr 01, 2018 06:57 PM IST
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