Several blind students approach Worth Digitisation in Kottivakkam with requests to convert Tamil books to Braille —Photo: K.V. Srinivasan

Helping the visually impaired read Tamil

The Worth Digitisation project uses an advanced OCR software for Braille »


Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh during a meeting with the State Congress leaders in Bengaluru on Friday.— Photo: K. Murali Kumar.

Siddaramaiah meets Digvijaya

In an effort to reiterate his position with the Congress high command, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah met Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh, who is in charge of Karnataka, on Friday and expla... »


Shine Tom Chacko

Malayalam actor Chacko among 5 held on drug charge in Kochi

A Malayalam actor and four women were arrested in Kochi for allegedly possessing narcotics, police said on Saturday. On a tip off, the police raided the flat in Kadavanthara on Friday ni... »


Participants arrive at the National Games Village set up at Menamkulam, near Kazhakuttam, Thiruvananthapuram, on Friday.— Photo: S. Mahinsha

Games village buzzing in run-up to kick-off

The village, with 400 air-conditioned dwelling units, will host 5,000 athletes and officials »


C. Manjula, mother of K.Praveen, an IAF pilot who died during a rescue operation, and members of Bharati Ilakkiya Peravai paying respects to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary in Madurai on Friday.— Photo: S. James

She treasures memories of her brave soldier-son

“I saw R-Day parade with a heavy heart; I miss him” »



Heritage cars set to roll down memory lane

Wheel back the years as a cavalcade of vintage automobiles arrives in the city on Saturday as part of The Hindu Chennai-Pondy Heritage Car Rally.Presented by Golden Homes in association with... »


The Campa Cola compound in Mumbai

Campa Cola: Maharahtra govt. to consider regularisation

‘Fresh applications will be looked into under FSI rules’ »


Cold hearts by night

By not providing transport to women employees who work till late night, many IT firms in the city show scant regard for their safety and labour laws »


People attending the LPG consumers’ meet at Ullal near Mangaluru on Friday. Photo: H.S. Manjunath

Door-to-door delivery of LPG refills, still a pain for some

Agencies do not deliver at doorsteps, say consumers »


CPI(M) Politbureau member K.Varadarajan and BJP candidate M.Subramaniam campaigning in support of their respective parties in Srirangam on Friday.— Photos: A. Muralitharan

CPI(M), BJP hit campaign trail

“Both the AIADMK and the DMK are “mired in corruption”” »


State shuttlers Pooja, Uttejitha Rao and Sonika Sai, who bagged a slot in the Indian junior team for Dutch and German Open, in Vijayawada on Friday. —Photo: Ch. Vijaya Bhaskar

Three State girls make it to team India

Junior badminton players want to hone their skills »


Even visitors to the KGH cover their faces to protect themselves when they pass by the special ward for swine flu patients on Friday.— Photos: K.R. Deepak

Two more test positive for swine flu

Two patients-- a 35-year-old woman from Bhogapuram in Vizianagaram district and a 65-year-old man from Abid Nagar in the city-- tested positive for swine flu on Friday. They are undergoing treatmen... »


No room for security systems

Malabar temples slow in CCTV installation »


Supporters of the Gorkha National Liberation Front carrying the body of Subhash Ghising from Bagdogra airport, 20 km from Siliguri, on Friday.PHOTO: AFP

Subhash Ghising’s body brought to Darjeeling

The body of the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) founder Subhash Ghising, who passed way in Delhi on Thursday, was brought to Darjeeling on Friday.GNLF general secretary Mahendra Chet... »