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  • Animal Welfare Board moves SC against TN Jallikattu Act

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017 02:32 PM IST, New Delhi

    The Animal Welfare Board of India has moved the Supreme Court challenging the new Act allowing the traditional sport of Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu. The court has listed the matter for January 30 along with the Centre’s plea to withdraw the 2016 notification allowing Jallikattu.

  • Marina protesters call off stir after day-long clashes with police, Bill passage

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017 01:31 PM IST, Chennai

    Tamil Nadu was rocked by violence by Jalikattu protesters in several parts of the State, affecting normalcy, even as the State Assembly unanimously adopted the Bill to replace the Ordinance paving the way for holding the Jallikattu events.

  • TN police evict Jallikattu protectors amidst sporadic violence

    Monday, January 23, 2017 12:22 PM IST, Chennai

    Tamil Nadu police swung into action on January 23 morning to evict protestors on the Jallikattu issue. In many areas, police succeeded in evicting them peacefully but there was sporadic violence in some places including Chennai as police used teargas shells and a mild lathi charge to evict protestors on road roko.

  • Sasikala asks CM, AIADMK leaders to enable Jallikattu at the earliest

    Friday, January 20, 2017 11:43 PM IST, Chennai

    AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala on January 20 reviewed the situation relating to Jallikattu with party leaders, and instructed CM O Panneerselvam and senior party leaders to make arrangements for holding the Jallikattu at the earliest in accordance with the wishes of the people. The stage is set for an early Jallikattu event at Vaadivaasal.

  • TN Govt issues draft ordinance for Jallikattu issue

    Friday, January 20, 2017 05:20 PM IST, Chennai

    The Tamil Nadu government draft ordinance to allow the holding of Jallikattu in the State has been handed over to the Centre and will be implemented by Sunday after getting the President's assent on January 21. Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam, said on his return from Delhi after meeting legal experts, that the Jallikattu event would be held on Sunday, if all goes well as per schedule.

  • No Central ordinance for Jallikattu, matter sub judice says Modi

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 05:52 PM IST, New Delhi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ruled out issuing an ordinance to enable holding of Jallikattu. When Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam raised the issue of the Jallikattu ban, and urged the Centre to issue an ordinance to allow the bull-fight, the Prime Minister is understood to have told the CM that the matter was sub judice and therefore there was no way the Centre could issue an ordinance at this juncture.

  • CM Panneerselvam hopeful of Jallikattu solution after PM meet

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 04:32 PM IST, New Delhi

    Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam, after a morning meeting with PM Modi, said the State and the Central governments would soon take steps to ensure that Jallikattu was conducted.

  • Poompuhar bags egovernance award due to IT initiative

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017 04:16 PM IST, Chennai

    The Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited, known as Poompuhar, has won the National e-Governance Silver Award for the year 2016-17 for the way it transformed the department using Information Technology.

  • Schoolgirl Samanvithaa programme on Murugan Avathaaram, Valli Kalyanam

    Sunday, July 31, 2016 11:47 PM IST, Chennai

    A tenth standard, school girl, K S Samanvithaa, presented a discourse on Murugan Avathaaramum, Valli Kalyanamum, at Vadapalani Sivasn Temple (Pulityur Vengeswarar) on May 11, 2016, as part of the Sashti programme organised by Chennai 2000 Plus Trust and Sri Krishna Sweets.

  • Classical music concert on Anjanaeya and Rama at Nanganallur

    Sunday, July 31, 2016 07:19 PM IST, Chennai

    Nanmangalam Sisters Tmt Meena and Tmt Karpagam rendered a Classical music concert on Anjanaeya and Rama at Nanganallur Anjaneyar temple on March 31, 2016. The music concert, organised by Chennai 2000 Plus Trust, was held under the title of Jay Hanuman.

  • Special Upanyaasam on Anjaneyar held by Kidambi Narayanan

    Sunday, July 31, 2016 07:02 PM IST, Chennai

    A Special Upanyaasam on Anjaneyar was held by Thiru Kidambi Narayanan on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Nanganallur Anjaneyar Temple. The programme was organised by Chennai 2000 Plus Trust and Sri Krishna Sweets.

  • Over 20 lakh devotees take part in Mahamaham festival

    Monday, February 22, 2016 10:20 AM IST, Kumbakonam

    Over 20 lakh devotees arrived in Kumbakonam on February 22 to take a holy dip in the temple tanks as part of Mahamaham theerthavari, held once in 12 years.

  • Carnatic music concert on Maasa Shivrathri day

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 04:14 PM IST, Chennai

    Carnatic vocalist R.Suryaprakash rendered a Carnatic vocal concert on the occasion of Maasa Shivrathri at Besant Nagar Vinayagar temple in Chennai

  • Anahita and Apoorva render splendid concert at Nanganallur

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 03:25 PM IST, Chennai

    Anahita and Apoorva rendered a splendid concert at Nanganallur Anjaneyar Temple on behalf of Chennai 2000 Plus Trust and Sri Krishna Sweets

  • Dakshinamurthy Award for Carnatic vocalist Balamuralikrishna

    Friday, January 08, 2016 11:06 PM IST, Chennai

    The Dakshinamurthy Naadapuraskaaram award will be presented to noted Carnatic vidwan Dr M Balamuralikrishna for his contribution to the field of music and fine arts

  • Chennai 2000 Plus Trust inaugurated

    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 03:42 PM IST, Chennai

    It is not as if the history of Chennai began 500 or 300 years ago: burial urns of pre-historic era have been unearthed along the Adyar banks, said Dr R Nagaswamy, former Director of Archaeology. Chennai is an extremely ancient city, he pointed out.

  • Ilayaraja composes for a dance production

    Sunday, December 14, 2014 10:28 PM IST, Chennai

    Maestro Ilayaraja has composed a full-length musical composition for Bharata Natyam danseuse and architect Krithika Subrahmanian. The classical dance production will be staged in December end as part of the Margazhi music and dance festival.

  • Lalitha presents Damaru and Udukkai

    Friday, October 24, 2014 07:59 PM IST, Chennai

    Violinist M Lalitha presented `Damaru and Udukkai’ as part of the series -- Musical Instruments in Divinity, a series of multi-media presentation, ar Arkay Convention Centre in Chennai on October 24, 2014.

  • Gopalaswami is new Kalakshetra chairman

    Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:01 PM IST, New Delhi

    The Union government has appointed former Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami as the new chairman of Kalakshetra Foundation governing body. The Ministry of Culture stated that Gopalaswami had been appointed for a term of five years.

  • M Lalitha presents Chenda and Chende

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 02:14 PM IST, Chennai

    Violinist M Lalitha presents Chenda and Chende in the next episode of `MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN DIVINITY’ – A SERIES OF THEMATIC MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION, in Chennai on August 29, 2014. She will be accompanied by M Nandini, violinist.

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