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Entertainment

50% rule opens space for small budget films

Ajith fans were eagerly looking forward to celebrate Pongal through Valimai. But the release was put off owing to the 50% restrictions imposed by government on cinema theatre occupancy. The head of the cinema halls owners association, Tiruppur Subramaniam, had said that since Valimai is a big...

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Culture

Row over preserving records of Tamil inscriptions ends

The Archaeological Survey of India has given its nod to move the estampages of Tamil stone inscriptions from its Mysore office to Chennai in its order dated Jan. 6. With this order, the row over estampages of Tamil inscriptions has come full circle ever since it started in 2006. The row erupted...

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Health

Why lockdowns fail to deliver

At the end of nearly two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) emphasises a simple safety protocol against the virus: avoid close contact with people at a conversational distance, keep off poorly ventilated, crowded indoor spaces, and do not touch your face after...

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Entertainment

Why can’t Simbu have a doctorate?

Ever since Vels University announced a honorary doctorate for T R Silambarasan, popularly known as Simbu among his fans, the online space is buzzing. Simbu’s fans are excited but a section questions the sanctity of such degrees given to actors, in the context of Simbu. The actor is likely to be...

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