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  • July 21 marks 651st year of Madrasapatnam inscription establishing ancient Chennai

    Sunday, July 22, 2018 04:32 PM IST, Penneswaramadam

    July 21, 2018, that is today, marks the 651st anniversary of the Madrasapatnam inscription of Kamapana II at Penneswaramadam in Krishnaigir taluk, Krishnagiri district, on a rock surface near the Pennaiyar river dated July 21, 1367, which established that Madrasapatnam or Madras or ancient Chennai had been in existence for at least 651 years and that it was not a new town built or founded by the British on August 22, 1639.

  • Scintillating dance programme of Aadal Kaaneero by Mylapore Trio

    Saturday, July 07, 2018 05:31 PM IST, Chennai

    The Mylapore Trio – S.Amarnath, S.Surendranath and S.Aparna -- of “Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation”, Mylapore, presented a Classical Dance programme, “Aadal Kaaneero”, at Vengeeshwarar Temple, Vadapalani, Chennai

  • Chennai 2000 Plus Trust special lecture on Poigai Azhvaar

    Saturday, July 07, 2018 11:43 AM IST, Chennai

    Chennai 2000 Plus Trust presented the second part of Poigai Aazhvaar special lecture on January 20, 2016, at Parthasarathy Temple, Thiruvallikeni, by scholar M A Venkatakrishnan. Poigai Aazhvaar is regarded as the first of the Mudhal Aazhvaars.

  • Naadabrahmam, Chennai 2000 Plus organise music festival

    Saturday, July 07, 2018 11:23 AM IST, Chennai

    Naadabrahmam and Chennai 2000 Plus Trust organised a music and dance festival in Chennai from December 28 to 30, 2015, at Sri Ramakrishna Mission Hr Secondary School (South),

  • Special programme on Arunagirinathar at Marundheeswarar temple

    Saturday, July 07, 2018 11:16 AM IST, Chennai

    Chennai 2000 Plus Trust presented a special programme on Arunagirinathar at Marundheeswarar Temple, Thiruvanmiyur on December 23, 2015.

  • How Siva bhakt Ravana met with death despite boons from Siva

    Thursday, July 05, 2018 08:41 PM IST, Chennai

    Chennai 2000 Plus Trust present a special lecture on Siva Bhaktiyum, Ravananum at Vadapalani Sivan Temple (Vengeswarar Koil) on June 4, 2016. The lecture was provided by Thiru Thiruppur Krishnan, Editor, Amudhasurabhi magazine.

  • Talk on special connection between Chennai and sage Agathiyar

    Thursday, July 05, 2018 11:27 AM IST, Chennai

    Chennai 2000 Plus Trust organised a special Talk on Chennai and Agathiyar by writer Thiruppur Krishnan at Marundheeswarar Temple in Thiruvanmiyur

  • Varshaji presented Sashti programme with Thirugnanasambandar songs

    Sunday, July 01, 2018 08:52 PM IST, Chennai

    Chennai 2000 Plus Trust and Sri Krishna Sweets presented a special Sashti evening at Vadapalani Murugan Temple on February 13, 2016, with a lecture cum music session by Thiru Varshaji (Simham Kumar). The session was devoted to Thirugnanasambandar songs.

  • Muciri mentioned in Tamil-Brahmi inscription at Muthupatti of 1st century BCE

    Sunday, June 10, 2018 02:30 PM IST, Madurai

    Muciri is mentioned in a Tamil-Brahmi inscription in the cave inscription at Muthupatti and it is dated to first century BCE. Muthupatti hill near Madurai is an archaeological treasure trove

  • 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.

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