Vijay Sethupathi has joined the list of Kollywood actors who have been offering their support to Jallikattu. He went to Marina and address youngsters who are protesting for the bull taming sport. He told them: “Right from Sangam culture, Jallikattu is our identity but now, there is a ban for the bravery sport. Our protest shouldn’t subside till they lift… Continue reading "Vijay Sethupathi’s voice for Jallikattu"
A near-bandh like situation is expected in Tamil Nadu today, as various organisations have announced protest in support of Jallikattu, the banned bull taming sport. While shops and schools will be closed, autos and cabs will not play. Opposition trade unions in the transport department, advocates and others too have announced strike today. Businesses, cinemas and schools will be closed… Continue reading "Jallikattu: Shops, schools closed today; autos, cabs not to ply"
The AIADMK government is said to be considering bringing an ordinance under a state law to circumvent the ban on Jallikattu. Chief minister O Panneerselvam, who met prime minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Thursday, is yet to return TN. He is said to have extended his stay in Delhi to get legal opinion on his options as a… Continue reading "Govt mulls option to end Jallikattu deadlock, CM stays in Delhi"
Nadigar Sangam president Nasser has requested the media to not cover its hunger strike today, as those protesting in Marina are the real heroes. “Let us not divert the attention. So, we request you not to cover our fast,” he said in a statement. “The day-long fast is aimed at showing our solidarity with the students, who are protesting”, said… Continue reading "Nadigar Sangam requests media not to cover its fast protest"
A R Rahman has announced that he will observe a day-long fast, along with members of the Nadigar Sangam, today, to express solidarity with people protesting against the ban on Jallikattu. “I’m fasting tomorrow to support the spirit of Tamilnadu!,” the Oscar and Grammy awards winner posted on his microblogging page. Already, a lot of Kollywood celebrities have announced their… Continue reading "Rahman on ‘fast’ track for Jallikattu"
Members of directors association, producers council and other film personalities today staged a protest in Chennai, demanding Jallikattu. Speaking at the event, Tamil Film Producers Council president Kalaipuli S Thanu, filmmakers Vikraman, R K Selvamani among others spoke about the need to hold the traditional sport of Tamilnadu and fight to preserve the culture of the soil. “Students deserve our… Continue reading "Film personalities stage protest for Jallikattu"
Union minister for road transport and shipping, Pon Radhakrishnan, met Jallikattu protesters and assured them that he would meet prime minister Narendra Modi to discuss steps for the conduct of Jallikattu. Speaking to reporters, he said, “We support those who are protesting in peaceful manner for Jallikattu. We sincerely want the sport to happen. But we are unable to do… Continue reading "Pon Radhakrishnan meets Jallikattu protesters, give assurance"
In a daring heist at a nationalised bank, burglars entered the vault and broke open lockers after cutting an iron grille facing a school ground on R K Math Road, Mylapore, early on Wednesday. Jewels and valuables are missing. Police suspect that the incident happened in the last four days when the bank was closed for Pongal holidays and the… Continue reading "Robbery at nationalised bank’s branch at Mylapore"
Veteran actor Sivakumar, Karthi and Samantha too have expressed their support to Jallikattu, the traditional bull taming sport of Tamil Nadu. In a statement, Sivakumar said, “Talking about animal cruelty, India leads in beef export. Will PETA ban it? Cows are treated like Gods in our country, why BJP Government is not banning the beef export business?” He said further:… Continue reading "Sivakumar, Karthi, Samantha join Jallikattu supporters"
PETA has come down heavily on Suriya, while reacting to his statement in the Jallikattu issue. In a statement, Nikunj Sharma, Government Affairs Liaison with PETA India, said, “It’s no coincidence that Suriya decided to speak only when his film S3 is about to release.” “During illegal jallikattu events recently held, both bulls and humans have lost their lives. To… Continue reading "PETA slams Suriya, says actor wants to gain publicity"