Sidharth MP

The author is Chennai-based reporter with Wion

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End of an era as legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam breathes his last

In a career spanning over five decades, SPB had sung for nearly 4 generations of heroes - MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth and also the contemporary stars.

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Space startup unveils India’s first privately developed Cryogenic Rocket engine

It is said that LNG being used comprises of over 90 per cent methane gas, thus making it a clean-burning, low-cost, highly re-usable field which is suited for long-duration space missions

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Meet India’s Atmanirbhar Microprocessor chip ‘Moushik’, meant for IoT devices

IIT says that the Shakti series Microprocessors can be used by others as it is on par with International Standards and can pave way for a global market.

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Disband Culture Committee formed to study Indian culture, MPs write to President

They pointed out that the 16-member group formed to study this subject did not itself reflect a pluralistic society and ignored various sections of the country’s population

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Tamil Nadu surpasses 5 lakh Covid-19 recoveries, wins praise from PM Modi

Adding that the daily testing alone cost Rs.6.8crore, the Chief Minister requested Government of India to fund at least 50% of the cost of the PCR tests from the PM – CARES fund, owing to the…

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Ailing doctor on path to recovery after he spared his oxygen support to save elderly patient

This act of selflessness to save the 70-year old, had deteriorated his own health condition and led to respiratory failure, after which he was airlifted to a private hospital in Chennai for…

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Include experts from Tamil Nadu in panel studying Indian culture, Tamil Nadu CM writes to PM Modi 

The Chief Minister’s letter expressed surprise on how the Ministry of Culture, which is responsible for this initiative happened to ignore experts from the Southern state. 

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MDMA pills from France with derogatory sign ‘ACAB’ seized at Chennai, worth $5445

The parcel which contained a plastic pouch carried pink-colored tablets suspected to be MDMA, a narcotic substance.

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Tamil Nadu’s economy may revert to pre-Covid levels in two months says expert committee

They also pegged the state’s economic growth at 1.71% for the year 2021, while expressing caution about a possible further dip.

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India needs to focus on small satellites for Digital India: Niti Aayog member

Small satellites make technology accessible to all, by ensuring it is affordable and it serves as a platform to test new technologies. While larger satellites serve multiple purposes, smaller ones…

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Kamal Haasan shares poster of his 232nd flick, slated for summer 2021

Kamal Haasan was last seen on the large screen in spy-thriller Vishwaroopam 2. 

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Madras High Court seeks Tamil Nadu govt's response over possible ban on online gambling, violent games

Bench of Justices MM Sundaresh and Hemalatha pointed out that parents are in the dark about the late-night gaming habits of their children,

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Former judges back actor Suriya’s social work as Madras HC judge seeks contempt proceedings against him

Former judges of the Madras High Court have urged the Chief Justice(CJ) to ‘not take seriously’ the comments made by actor Suriya on the recent student suicides in the state, connected with the…

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ED attaches DMK MP Jagathrakshakan, family’s properties worth $12 million

The agency has seized immovable properties such as agricultural lands, plots, houses and also balances in bank accounts and shares amounting to over $12 million crore. 

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Income Tax department alleges AR Rahman routed income to his charitable trust to evade tax

The Madras High court has issued a notice to Oscar-winning music director AR Rahman seeking his explanation regarding a case filed by the Income Tax department.

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