Chennai

Maharaja moving smoothly

AnithaThe shooting of Maharaja is moving smoothly. Recently a sequence of Nasser’s kidnap was shot in Bharathidasan Nagar in KKR Nagar in Chennai. The shooting of the film took place in Chennai and is being continued in Hyderabad. The songs will be shot in Malaysia.

The film is being produced by J Ravi under the banner of Jayaram Creations. T Manoharan has penned down the story, screenplay and dialogues and is also taking care of the direction of the flick. T Iman has composed the music for the lyrics jotted down by Na Muthukumar, Pa Vijay, Snegan and Yuga Bharathi.

DMK would welcome creation of a separate Eelam, says Karunanidhi

DMK would welcome creation of a separate Eelam, says KarunanidhiChennai, Mar 30 : Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) would welcome creation of a separate ''Eelam'', a homeland for the Sri Lankan Tamils provided it is created by a democratic process, said M Karunanidhi, DMK president and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.

Talking to the reporters here today, Karunanidhi said, "We will be glad if a separate Eelam is created (in Sri Lanka) by people voting for it."

He accused the opposition parties of spreading rumours that DMK does not support Sri Lankan Tamils.

DMK to contest 21 seats, Congress 16

DMK to contest 21 seats, Congress 16Chennai, Mar 29 : The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, last night finalised a seat-sharing arrangement with its allies, the Congress, the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML).

According to the deal, the Congress will contest 15 Tamil Nadu seats and one seat in Puducherry, the VCK, a Dalit party, got two seats and the IUML got one.

The arrangement has left 21 seats for the DMK.

PMK releases its manifesto for general elections

Self-help groups empower rural women in ChennaiChennai, Mar 27 : The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) on Friday released its manifesto for upcoming general elections.

The manifesto, released by the PMK founder Dr. S. Ramadoss here said the party would be persuaded to create 50 states from the existing 28 to promote equitable accelerated development in various regions.

Ramdoss said efficiency and good governance could be provided in smaller states.

The party said the concept of creamy layer for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) would also be removed.

PMK joins hands with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu

PMK joins hands with AIADMK in Tamil NaduChennai, Mar 26 : Breaking off its alliance with the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) on Thursday joined hands with All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).

PMK''s General Council met here today to take a formal decision on forming an alliance with Jyalalithaa-led AIADMK. The meeting was attended by all senior leaders, including PMK founder S Ramadoss and his son and Union Health Minister Dr Anbumani.

According to sources, while 2,453 members voted for the alliance with the AIADMK, only 117 voted against it.

PMK to formally decide on joining AIADMK

PMK to formally decide on joining AIADMKChennai, Mar26 : The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) General Council will meet here on Thursday to take a formal decision on forming an alliance with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).

The meeting is being attended by all senior leaders, including PMK founder S Ramadoss and his son and Union Health Minister Dr Anbumani.

According to sources, the AIADMK has offered seven Lok Sabha seats and one Rajya Sabha seat to the PMK in the coming Lok Sabha elections.

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