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

Improving the odds of a successful IVF pregnancy

The embryoscope allows IVF specialists to monitor every moment of the embryo’s development before it is implanted »
For City: Children from rural areas were honoured with Hope Hero awards for their act of bravery at a function organised by Tripura Foundation in Chennai. Photo. M. Moorthy

When age was no bar to heroism

When M.Santhanalakshmi, an eighth standard student, saw two of her friends drowning in a river, her first reaction was to jump in to save them. “There was no one else around when they cr... »

Worker killed as lorry crashes into Metro site

Heavy vehicle ran into posts supporting scaffolding on which the youth was standing »

Corporation looks to get loans for students

The Chennai Corporation hopes to provide an assistance scheme for its students to avail educational loans once they complete plus two. The civic body is in talks with public sector banks to enable... »
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CHENNAI, January 31, 2015

A low-key ‘homecoming’

Amidst high drama, 10 daily wage labourers from the outskirts of the city were reconverted from Christianity into Hinduism at Sankara Mutt in West Mambalam on Friday morning. Organised by the Hind... »
CHENNAI, January 31, 2015

Mohan Foundation to help train transplant coordinators

For many U.K.-based Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis in need of an organ transplantation, the wait can be gruelling.With very few Asians coming forward to donate organs because of a lack... »
CHENNAI, January 31, 2015

Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Padi: Balaji Nagar, Palla St, TVS Nagar, Annai Nagar, Agraharam, North, East & Ce... »
CHENNAI, January 31, 2015

Bonded labourers rescued in Tiruvallur

Eight persons, including two teenagers and a girl child, who worked as bonded labourers at a rice mill at Tiruttani in Tiruvallur district were rescued on Friday by Revenue officials and members of... »
CHENNAI, January 31, 2015

Jayanthi Natarajan’s allegations serious: CPI

Barring the CPI, all other political parties in Tamil Nadu did not formally react to former Union Minister Jayanthi Natarajan’s allegations against Rahul Gandhi and her decision to quit the Congres... »
CHENNAI, January 31, 2015

Brinda Karat questions debate on Constitution

 CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat on Friday said it was a matter of deep concern that the Narendra Modi-led government, with 31 per cent vote share, wanted to debate principles of the Consti... »
CHENNAI, January 31, 2015

Court sanctions Rs. 20,000 to sexual assault victim

The Madras High Court has directed the Krishnagiri Collector to pay Rs. 20,000 as an ad hoc sum to the father of a differently-abled girl who was sexually assaulted by four persons in the district... »
CHENNAI, January 31, 2015

Traditional banana varieties to get a boost

The National Agro Foundation (NAF) and the Tamilnadu Banana Producers Company Limited (TBCL), along with Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, signed an agreement on Friday to utilise the lab facilit... »
Chennai, January 31, 2015

TN farm system gets gold award

A system, being implemented in Tamil Nadu with the aim of increasing productivity and income of the individual farm, has got the attention of policy-makers at the national level.Called the A... »
CHENNAI, January 31, 2015

Neem for mosquito control

The Corporation plans to use alternative bio-insecticide neem extracts for mosquito control operations. At the council meeting, Mayor Saidai Duraisamy announced the implementation of eco-friendly a... »

Over 100 litres of illicit liquor seized

Now, Ghar Vapsi in Chennai

‘Leadership needs to change with the times’

Conference to focus on syllabus

Plan to link MRTS stations gets a boost

The anatomy of driver fatigue

Amma cement in 9 locations

VCK to boycott Srirangam by-poll

young champs:Students from villages were honoured for their bravery —Photo. M. Moorthy
CHENNAI, January 31, 2015

When age was no bar to heroism

When M. Santhanalakshmi, a class VIII student, saw two of her friends struggling to stay afloat in a river, she instinctively jumped in to save them.“They were crying for help and there was... »
CHENNAI, January 31, 2015

Accolades for Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is among the States leading in organ donation, but much more needs to be done throughout the country to popularise the concept, said experts.At a campaign organised by the Nationa... »
CHENNAI, January 31, 2015

Pipeline leak at Ganesapuram subway causes traffic pileup

Traffic on Ambedkar College Road in Vyasarpadi was affected on Friday evening after sewage leaked from a damaged pipeline and flooded the Ganesapuram subway. Motorists using the busy but... »
CHENNAI, January 31, 2015

Brinda slams police ‘inaction’

Brinda Karat, Polit Bureau member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), on Friday charged the Tamil Nadu police with not taking action against those involved in the gang-rape of a tribal girl... »
CHENNAI, January 31, 2015

DMK offers posts to disgruntled senior leaders

On the birthday of former Union Minister M.K. Alagiri, the DMK released a new list of office-bearers, rehabilitating most senior leaders said to be unhappy with the party leadership in... »
CHENNAI, January 31, 2015

Scion of an illustrious political family

Born into a family of eminent freedom fighters and politicians, Jayanthi Natarajan’s maternal grandfather was the former Chief Minister, M. Bhaktavatsalam.When ‘kingmaker’ Kamaraj quit the C... »
CHENNAI, January 31, 2015

BPL consumers also eligible for 12 LPG cylinders

The Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation has clarified that BPL (below poverty line) consumers who had received free gas connections can also be treated on a par with regular LPG consumers.... »
CHENNAI, January 31, 2015

HC directs police, Corporation to take joint survey of parking needs

The Madras High Court has directed the Chennai Corporation and the city police to jointly conduct a survey, as a test case, in the areas concerned in order to find out the traffic flow and the requ... »
CHENNAI, January 31, 2015

CBI challenges Special Court’s order in BSNL exchange case

The Madras High Court on Friday ordered notice in the BSNL exchange case on a petition by the CBI that challenged an order of the Special Judge for CBI cases rejecting police custody for the three... »
Members of families at a reconversion ceremony organised by the Hindu Makkal Katchi, in Chennai on Friday. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
January 30, 2015

Ghar Vapsi in Chennai

Ghar Vapsi, the re-conversion ceremony to bring converts back into the fold of Hinduism, has come to the city. Hindu Makkal Katchi, a Hindutva outfit operative in the State, said it will be reconv... »

Bang in the middle

Workshop on sexual violence against children

Off with their tresses, for cancer

Firms in added zones to pay company tax

Neem for mosquito control

Spiritual fair kicks off on February 3

Fire at complex in Kilpauk; none injured

OPS not yet accepted as CM: Karunanidhi

Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Villivakkam: MTH Road, Moorthy Nagar, North & South Thirumalai Nagar, Seeyalam... »

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