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The pity is that low income people are completely left out, particularly in the past decade or so when the government has withdrawn from the construction of dwellings for the poor (low income group). As a result majority of the urban poor are forced to live in slums and squatter settlements in poverty and destitution without access to basic amenities and essential services. A file photo: S. R. Raghunathan
CHENNAI, August 30, 2014

Reflections on Chennai-a city that breeds inequality

Expressing concern at the manner in which the urban poor are increasingly getting pushed out in cities like Chennai, Balakrishnan Rajagopal of the MIT’s Department of Urban Studies said: “This is... »
CHENNAI, August 30, 2014

CM Jayalalithaa announces shooting range facilities at 3 places

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday announced that shooting ranges would be established at the Tamil Nadu Police Academy in Ommanancherry, Madurai and Coimbatore at a cost of Rs. 40 crore to prom... »
CHENNAI, August 29, 2014

Chennai's water and sewer connections online soon

Soon, city residents can apply for water and sewer connections online. Keeping pace with the digital age, Chennai Metrowater is gearing up to strengthen its e-governance system.The agency h... »
August 26, 2014

A licence that does not make sense anymore

Riding a moped, after getting a Learner’s Licence (LLR) at the age of 17, was a thrill that people of a bygone generation enjoyed. But now, the number of youngsters, between the age group... »
There are about 1,489 hawkers in the Marine Beach area.
New Delhi, August 25, 2014

SC notice to TN govt, Chennai Corporation on removal of hawkers from Marina Beach

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre, Tamil Nadu government and Chennai Corporation on a special leave petition against a Madras High Court judgment refusing to order eviction o... »
August 25, 2014

Do you know: how to adopt a child

Here's a quick guide on what are the document required, the categories in which adoption can be done. Click on the infographics to read more. Andal Damodara, Former chairperson... »
Shark fins collected from various parts of the country are exported to Southeast Asian destinations through Chennai, according to Zoological Survey of India and Humane Society International. File photo
CHENNAI, August 24, 2014

Fishy business: Chennai emerges as hub for illegal shark fin trade

The city has emerged as a hub for the illegal export of shark fins. All the shark fins collected from various parts of the country are exported to Southeast Asian destinations through Chenn... »
(From left) Mervin Alexander, postmaster general, Rajiv Lochan, CEO and MD, Kasturi and Sons Ltd., T.G. Vinay, Corporation deputy commissioner, and B.A. Kodandaraman, CMD, Viveks, at the function
CHENNAI, August 23, 2014

A birthday gift for Chennai’s 375th

As part of its initiative to reach out to readers and engage with the State in addressing issues affecting the lives of people in the city, The Hindu on Friday launched ‘Friends of Chennai’... »
Some of the contestants with their ‘symbols’ — Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
August 23, 2014

Lessons of democracy, beyond textbooks

Around 200-odd students wait impatiently outside their classrooms in Chennai High School – Kottur on Wednesday. The air is abuzz with excitement with a dash of tension as they wait to cast their vo... »
Kamal Haasan speaks out against those who strive to gag cinema through ‘post-censor censorship’. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan
Chennai, August 22, 2014

Politicians take cinema too seriously: Kamal

A film is the expression of a voice and must be listened to. Any attempt to stifle this voice could be counted as fascism, actor Kamal Haasan says. In a freewheeling chat with The Hindu, he... »

State to ramp up psychiatric care

When Madras clocked the time

Owner of fire-hit unit arrested

Living and loving Chennai

Tiger tales, revised

Kaththi, Puli Paarvai in trouble

Drop changes in Goondas Act: CPI(M)

Governor seeks action taken report on ragging complaints in Chennai

Stage set for Jayalalithaa’s re-election

CMRL plans multi-level parking facilities at a few stations

CHENNAI, August 30, 2014

Overloading of vehicles should stop: Madras HC

The Madras High Court has said it expects senior officers to conduct surprise checks on the working of Motor Vehicle Inspectors (MVIs.) If they are not performing their duty, action should be taken... »
A view of the elevated Chennai Metro Rail track at Koyambedu in Chennai. File photo
CHENNAI, August 30, 2014

Land for extended Metro soon

The land acquisition for Phase-I extension of Chennai Metro Rail from Washermanpet to Wimco Nagar at Tiruvottiyur may begin by December this year. The Rs. 3,001-crore extension will ensure that no... »
In this June 29, 2014 photo, rescue workers search for victims, amid the rubble of the collapsed building at Moulivakkam near Porur in Chennai.
CHENNAI, August 26, 2014

Collapsed building violated CMDA plan: SIT

In a startling revelation, the 11-storey building that collapsed at Moulivakkam on June 28 was constructed in deviation of the plan approved by the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA... »  
The birds usually stay between September and March in the part of the lake that falls in Andhra Pradesh Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, August 26, 2014

Greater flamingos extend stay in Pulicat

The extended stay by greater flamingos at Pulicat Lake has surprised naturalists and bird lovers. The migratory birds usually stay between September and March in the part of the lake that f... »
Justice (retd.) R. Reghupathy (extreme left), head of one-man inquiry commission, constituted to study the Moulivakkam building collapse, interacting with the residence affected by the building collapse at the site in Chennai on July 11, 2014. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy.
CHENNAI, August 25, 2014

Report spotlights plight of flat owners

There may be light at the end of the tunnel for those who owned flats in the »  
Prominent city personalities were honoured at the awards ceremony on Saturday Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, August 24, 2014

‘Doyens of Madras’ honoured

Historians, chroniclers and natives of the cities of Tamil Nadu should make the history and tradition of their places known to the world, said Governor K. Rosaiah.He was addressing the audi... »
CHENNAI, August 23, 2014

Campaign seeks end to bonded labour

A poignant, realistic portrayal of the difficulties faced by bonded labourers helped drive home the harsh reality of the practice in the country. The Mugavari Cultural Troupe performed a 20... »
Security personnel at IT firms refuse to accept personal mails of employees — Photo: M. Karunakaran
CHENNAI, August 23, 2014

Mails undelivered along IT corridor

For the past six months, several techies working in firms along the IT Corridor have missed letters and parcels addressed to them.Nearly 25 per cent of the 300-400 mails and articles that l... »
An electrical short circuit is reported to have caused the fire at the godown belonging to a leading garment store — Photo: M. Srinath
CHENNAI, August 23, 2014

Lucky escape for 8 in T. Nagar godown fire

Plastic goods and furniture were destroyed in a fire, lasting over three hours, at a godown on Ranganathan Street in T. Nagar, early on Friday. No one was hurt. Eight workers managed to esc... »
Kamal Haasan said ; Uthama Villain' would release before 'Vishwaroopam II' -- Photo: M. Vedhan
August 22, 2014
Tinsel Town

Kamal has two in the bag, another in the making

Kamal Haasan is perhaps the busiest actor in Tamil cinema today. After completing the shoot of Uthama Villain, in which he plays the role of a popular star, the actor has already moved on t... »

The long road — from SRP Tools to Manali

City on the move

Four charred to death at plastic segregation unit

Dance doyen passes away

A real-time guide to city commute

Jolt to NDA as PMK wants to lead front for Assembly polls

ED attaches assets of doctor involved in kidney racket in Chennai

Call to fill 94 teacher posts allotted for visually challenged in Chennai

Madras High Court sets aside disbanding of village workers’ post

Madras by day, by night and by song

It’s an heirloom Anglo-Indian cuisine food festival at the Vivanta by Taj-Connemara, a top chef said, proudly showing a 108-year-old notebook containing recipes of a bygone era. “The deci... »

‘A birthday gift for Chennai’s 375th’
The Hindu’s ‘Friends of Chennai’ will mobilise readers to transform the city.
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Devaraja Mudali Street in George Town packs in a vast variety of merchandise, and some unusual history to boot »

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August 29, 2014 Power supply will be suspended in the following areas from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday: Madipakkam: Moovarasanpet, Medavakkam Main Ro... »