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noise pollution:Loudspeakers at the stalls belt out songs and announcements related to various shows —Photo: M. Vedhan
noise pollution:Loudspeakers at the stalls belt out songs and announcements related to various shows —Photo: M. Vedhan

Trade fair noisy: visitors

Island Grounds venue is also littered with icecream sticks, plastic covers and pamphlets »
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2 students of MLV get Padma awards

Vocalist Sudha Ragunathan and violinist A. Kanyakumari, disciples of the late vocalist, M.L. Vasanthakumari (MLV), are among those who have been selected for Padma awards.Sudha Ragunathan, a... »

Coastal sand mining: govts. told to respond

The Madras High Court on Friday directed the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government to respond to a public interest litigation petition seeking a SIT probe into illegal beach sand mining in the State... »

Monkeys enter Chennai airport through roof

On Sunday afternoon, passengers at Chennai airport were surprised to see two big monkeys in the departure hall of the domestic terminal.The monkeys entered the terminal around 3 p.m., throug... »

What the anti-Hindi agitation means to Tamil

: The anti-Hindi agitation, its critics argued, would keep Tamil Nadu in backwaters and deny its youth, handicapped by lack of knowledge of Hindi and employment opportunities elsewhere in the count... »
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CHENNAI, January 27, 2015

Mathorupagan, now in multiple formats

Its controversial nature has made it the ‘must read at all costs’ book for several readers.Even though writer Perumal Murugan has requested that all his publishers pull Mathorup... »
CHENNAI, January 27, 2015

Robbery of teacher: suspect held

More than a month after the robbery of a woman in Thoraipakkam, the prime suspect has reportedly been arrested and is being brought back to Chennai. The teacher had been threatened at knife-point a... »
CHENNAI, January 27, 2015

CPI(M), VCK may join hands in Srirangam

 Viduthalai Chiruthaikal Katchi (VCK) leader Thol. Thirumavalavan has decided to meet the leaders of the CPI (M) after State secretary of the Communist party G. Ramakrishnan sought the VCK’s suppor... »
CHENNAI, January 27, 2015

Congress not to contest in Srirangam

The Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) on Monday dropped the idea of contesting the Srirangam by-election at the last minute following a dictate from the high command.Sources in the party... »
CHENNAI, January 27, 2015

Dalits scholarship: State in a fix over Centre’s directive

The State government finds itself in a tight corner over the latest directive of the Central government to implement the Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) scheme with regard to scholarship schemes for... »
A teaser of Hindi film ‘Shamitabh’, starring Akshara Haasan and Dhanush, was released at a Chennai college on Friday. —Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, January 27, 2015

‘Honoured to act with Amitabh’

Acting with legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan was a great honour, says Akshara Haasan, who is making her debut in the film  Shamitabh , a Hindi entertainer scheduled for release... »
bonding time:Tamil Nadu cadre IAS and IPS officers played a friendly match at Guru Nanak College on Sunday —Photo: M. Moorthy
CHENNAI, January 26, 2015

Officers’ day out on the pitch

Taking a break from the monotony of clearing files and solving crimes, bureaucrats and law enforcers took to a game of cricket on Sunday.Officers from the Tamil Nadu cadre of the Indian Admi... »
CHENNAI, January 26, 2015

Kidney disease remains a death call in India: K.V. Johny

Kidney or renal transplantation has become a fairly common procedure, with several hospitals across the country equipped to perform live and deceased donor transplantations.In 1971, when K.V... »
CHENNAI, January 26, 2015

24 officers get police awards

As many as 24 officers from Tamil Nadu have been selected for this year’s police awards. The award takes into account their overall performance, achievement and reputation, and are presented on Rep... »
CHENNAI, January 26, 2015

24-hour fever helpline

The State government has set up a 24-hour helpline where public can get information on swine flu and other fevers.The helpline was announced following a meeting chaired by C. Vijayabaskar, H... »

Meet CMRL’s only women drivers

Slum children battle it out with corporate bigwigs

For better treatment of kidney disease

Leaks found in Metro trains

HC strikes down appointment of TNPCB member-secretary

To continue or not in NDA, PMK will decide on Feb. 15

24-hour fever helpline created

College girl killed, 14 injured in bus accident near Chennai

The Porur flyover is one of the projects that has been delayed for years —File Photo
CHENNAI, January 27, 2015

Contractors’ demands delay flyovers

Several flyover projects in the city have not progressed beyond the proposal stage because contractors have consistently been quoting rates 20-25 per cent higher than the government estimate.»
CHENNAI, January 27, 2015

Over 100 litres of illicit liquor seized

The Tiruvallur police impounded 110 litres of illicit liquor during raids conducted in parts of the district bordering Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.During the joint operation organised with thei... »
CHENNAI, January 27, 2015

PMK opposes admissions before academic year

PMK leader S. Ramadoss has urged the State government to regulate admissions in private schools as they had started admissions for the next year even before the results of half-yearly exam results... »
CHENNAI, January 27, 2015

IAS officer to move court

IAS officer C. Umasankar on Monday said he would move the Madras High Court against a direction issued by Chief Secretary K. Gnanadesikan to him not to take part in “preaching and propagating activ... »
CHENNAI, January 27, 2015

Two arrested for threatening traffic policemen with sickle

Two persons were arrested after they threatened police personnel with a sickle during a traffic jam on Poonamallee High Road on Saturday.A senior official of the Chennai City Police said the... »
CHENNAI, January 27, 2015

Jayalalithaa visuals at R-Day fete draw flak

: Conviction in a corruption case has kept her away from the Chief Minister’s chair. But that did not stop the State government from stamping AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa’s presence all ov... »
CHENNAI, January 26, 2015

DLF donates Rs. 50 lakh to Cancer Institute

DLF Foundation, as part of its corporate social responsibility, donated Rs. 50 lakh to Cancer Institute, Adyar, on Sunday.Ramesh K. Swamy, senior vice-president and head (operations), DLF, p... »
CHENNAI, January 26, 2015

Officer’s wife to receive award

: Indu Rebecca Varghese, wife of martyred officer Major Mukund Varadharajan is in New Delhi to receive the Ashok Chakra award bestowed on her husband, on Monday.Maj. Mukund’s father R. Varad... »
CHENNAI, January 26, 2015

MCI asks colleges to conduct entrance test for NRI students

The Medical Council of India has issued a circular advising medical colleges to admit students under the Non-resident Indian (NRI) quota based on merits through a common entrance test.The ci... »
CHENNAI, January 26, 2015

HC dismisses pleas for nod to stage protests

The Madras High Court has dismissed petitions seeking a direction to the police to permit protests in Chennai, Krishnagiri and Coimbatore on January 26.Justice T.S. Sivagnanam said the polic... »

Veteran actor V.S. Raghavan dies

Philanthropist’s birth centenary celebrated

1 killed, 4 injured in fire

21-year-old killed as SETC bus overturns

Reject Shanta Kumar panel recommendations: Karunanidhi

Jayalalithaa’s gesture to Bengal gymnast

“Govt. should consult High Court before appointing law officers”

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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