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Miscreants threw stones onto the glass facade at Sathyam Cinemas damaging it completely. Photo: Special Arrangement
Miscreants threw stones onto the glass facade at Sathyam Cinemas damaging it completely. Photo: Special Arrangement

Vandals attack cinema halls in Chennai over Kaththi release

Two popular cinema halls situated in the heart of the city- Sathyam Cinemas and Woodlands theatre in Royapettah - were attacked by unidentified persons with petrol bombs on Monday night. ... »
After Monday night’s violent episodes at a couple of cinema theatres in the city, Tuesday presented a picture of contrast. Multiplexes saw long queues of eager fans waiting to book tickets of Deepavali releases. Photo: R. Ravindran

When movie fans fought back

In 1939, Thyaga Bhoomi faced opposition from the british govt. weeks after release »

Chennai is on Asia’s ‘worst airports’ list, yet again

Infrastructural issues have once again pushed Chennai airport to the list of worst airports in Asia in a survey conducted by a website.This is the third year in a row that the city’s facili... »
The presence of actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth electrified the crowd. Photo: R. Ragu

Celebrity touch to football

This much is a given after Chennaiyin FC’s first ‘home’ game, against Kerala Blasters, in the Indian Super League on Tuesday: never in the recent past has football been received with such hysteria... »
Over 20 unlicensed hawkers of low-cost crackers have also set up shops on the footpath outside the Grounds. Photo: V. Ganesan

Sunny skies spark cracker sales

Customers flock to Island Grounds, which houses over 115 dealers »
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, October 22, 2014

Sarathkumar hits out at controversy over Kaththi

Questions have been raised on social media on the relevance of Nadigar Sangam and other film bodies following the controversy over the release of actor Vijay’s Kaththi. On Twitter, ir... »
Photo: Bijoy Ghosh
CHENNAI, October 22, 2014

Flight transports life-saving drug from Ahmedabad

A life-saving drug was flown out of Ahmedabad to Chennai on Tuesday night via an Air Costa flight, whose crew volunteered to carry it.The drug, NovoSeven, is used to stop bleeding, and was n... »
CHENNAI, October 20, 2014

Improve agricultural productivity, urges C. Rangarajan

Stressing the need to focus on agricultural growth, C. Rangarajan, former governor of Reserve Bank of India said, “In the days to come, India will have to ensure that its agriculture sector is doi... »
Members of a catering service deliver food to senior citizens — Photo: R. Ravindran
CHENNAI, October 20, 2014

A helping hand via a healthy diet

A group of enterprising self-employed persons are addressing the special diet needs of senior citizens — be it the low sodium and high fibre intake recommended for those with hypertension, or the... »
CHENNAI, October 20, 2014

Overcharging omnibus operators pulled up

Fifteen omnibus operators have been served notices for overcharging over the past two days.This is part of a drive by the transport department and the Tamil Nadu Omnibus Operators Associati... »
CHENNAI, October 20, 2014

Free booking of Corporation marriage halls from next week

Starting next week, residents can book for free the Chennai Corporation’s community halls for social gatherings. A year after announcing procurement of utensils for its 52 community halls,... »
Road connectivity between neighbourhoods of north Chennai was also disrupted on Saturday -- Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
October 19, 2014

Rain adds to woes of residents in suburbs

A number of localities in north Chennai and its suburbs were inundated on Saturday. Pointing to traffic congestion caused due to waterlogging, residents demanded measures to cope with the problem.... »
CHENNAI, October 19, 2014

BSNL lines down

Over 25,000 telephone lines and broadband connections went down on Friday night after BSNL’s Anna Nagar telephone exchange was hit by frequent power fluctuation during the heavy rain. It is... »
CHENNAI, October 18, 2014

Trauma cases: prevention is key

In 2012, an accident on a highway left 14-year-old Raghavi Srinivasan in a wheelchair. Raghavi had been in the back seat, and had removed her seatbelt to stretch out and sleep just five minutes be... »
Arterial roads such as GST Road and Velachery Main Road (above) were waterlogged— Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, October 18, 2014

Rainwater enters suburban houses in Chennai

Friday’s showers did not spare motorists and residents in the southern suburbs either.Motorists faced problems negotiating waterlogged arterial roads, including GST Road and Velachery Main... »

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‘Madras, a critique of Dalit politics’

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Miscreants hurled stones and petrol bombs at Sathyam Cinemas and Woodlands theatre resulting in a minor explosion. The miscreants then rushed in and hit the glass doors with pipes and rods before fleeing the scene -- Photo: M. Srinath
, October 22, 2014

5 held for attacks on cinemas in Chennai

The city police apprehended five men and are on the lookout for 15 others in connection with the petrol bomb attacks on two prime cinema halls in Royapettah on Monday night. The attacks wer... »
The ground is set: Harmanjot Khabra, Mikael Silvestre, N.P. Pradeep, Jeje Lalpekhlua and Abhishek Das. Photo: R. Ravindran
October 20, 2014

Kicked about their goal

The skies have let up, and the whole city is flooded. And jammed. The Chennaiyin Football Club has been travelling all morning — one hour to get to the practice ground, another two hours to get ba... »
CHENNAI, October 20, 2014

Of lifestyle choices and stronger bones

Focussing on school children, pregnant women and the elderly will have a positive impact while addressing osteoporosis, speakers at a conference said. Sedentary lifestyle, lack of exposure... »
CHENNAI, October 20, 2014

Festival season: Preventing LPG fires

Every festival season, the Fire and Rescue Services, oil companies and gas distributors are on their toes, hoping that LPG leaks or fires do not break out. In their hurry to finish making sweets a... »
CHENNAI, October 20, 2014

Heavy rain to continue today

The city will continue to experience rains until Monday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). At 8.30 p.m. on Sunday, the rainfall recorded at Nungambakkam was 8.4 mm, an... »
Participants at the ‘Young World’ Sweet Chef competition made Deepavali sweets with a twist, without using a stove or electrical appliances — Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, October 19, 2014

Young chefs battle it out for an ever-sweet ending

The Young World Sweet Chef competition was held on Saturday at The Hindu, Chennai. It was a roaring success despite the torrential downpour. Forty-eight participants took part... »
There was no escape for motorists travelling on the arterial Poonamallee High Road, Flowers Road, Millers Road, Santhome High Road, and Velachery Main Road that were clogged all day -- Photo: R. Ravindran.
October 19, 2014

Traffic jams worsen

With the onset of the monsoon, waterlogging resulted in traffic congestion in many parts of the city. Over the past two days, people were stuck in traffic in areas such as Kamaraj Salai, nea... »
CHENNAI, October 19, 2014

Crackdown on imported fireworks

Chennai Customs has launched a massive search operation to prevent sale of foreign-made firecrackers not permitted for import, following intelligence that attempts were made to sell the smuggled go... »
Roads submerged under sheets of water posed a risk to motorists and pedestrians. On Whites Road, a school student narrowly escaped after she fell into an open manhole. Photo: R. Ravindran.
CHENNAI, October 18, 2014

Hours of monsoon rain deluges Chennai

As the northeast monsoon hit the city on Friday, there was complete chaos. With unrelenting rain from about 11 a.m., the roads were soon flooded, leading to traffic pile-ups, and leaving com... »
CHENNAI, October 18, 2014

Chennai Central–Howrah premium special train cancelled

Southern Railway announced that train no. 02842 Chennai Central–Howrah premium special, scheduled to leave Central at 5.20 p.m. on Saturday, has been cancelled due to cancellation of pairing train... »

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Homeless man killed in wall collapse

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Widening of part of GST Road begins

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