View of Periyar Bridge on the Cooum river at Anna Salai. File Photo: M. Karunakaran
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View of Periyar Bridge on the Cooum river at Anna Salai. File Photo: M. Karunakaran

Another Cooum crackdown

The National Green Tribunal has directed the TNPCB to take action against agencies, including the MTC and SETC for polluting the river. »
Despite the safety risk, motorists attempt to cross the railway lines at Korukkupet when the level crossing is barred.— Photo: V. Ganesan

Model code may delay key projects

North Chennai residents hoping for rail bridge left disappointed »
Drastic rise:Officials said 3.80 lakh cylinders are being supplied a month as opposed to 3.30 lakh earlier —Photo: K. Pichumani

Post-Pahal, sale of LPG cylinders soars

With lakhs of consumers switching over to the Pahal scheme, the sale of commercial LPG cylinders has gone up by 15 per cent in the past few months. In Chennai region, 3.80 lakh cylinders are being... »
Mechanised boats block all entrances to the Kasimedu harbour on Wednesday.— Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Fishermen strike: rivals trade charges as situation turns tense

The ongoing tussle between two mechanised fishing boat associations has reached a flashpoint with one of them blocking the entrance to the Kasimedu fishing harbour with boats. The issue is importan... »

Metro Rail inauguration will need EC nod

According to EC sources, the government will have to approach only the commission if it wants any clarification. »
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Jubilant students celebrate after announcement of class 10 CBSE results. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy.
BENGALURU, May 28, 2015

Chennai region secures 99.03% passes in class ten CBSE results

Students in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class ten in the Chennai region have secured a pass percentage of 99.03 per cent. The pass percentage of the Chennai region (which inclu... »
CHENNAI, May 28, 2015

AAI plans pipelines to transport fuel to airport

The congestion due to the presence of fuel tankers at Chennai airport may soon come to an end as the Airports Authority of India (AAI) plans to lay two pipelines for transporting Aviation Turbine F... »
CHENNAI, May 28, 2015

Sisters, who were in debt, try to rob former landlord

Two women who attempted to rob an elderly couple, in whose house they were living as tenants till recently, were nabbed by residents in T.P. Chathiram on Tuesday night. The women – sisters Jennifer... »
CHENNAI, May 28, 2015

Mentally ill woman raped by neighbour

A young woman suffering from mental illness was reportedly raped at her residence in New Washermanpet on Tuesday evening by her 25-year-old neighbour.The victim is undergoing treatment at a... »
CHENNAI, May 28, 2015

Parachuting woman officer lands on power line

A young woman officer of the Indian Air Force sustained burns after she landed on high-tension power supply lines when her parachute went astray during a para-sailing training at the Air Force Stat... »
CHENNAI, May 28, 2015

Opposition parties have won by-elections before 2000

It may appear improbable for an opposition party to win a by-election in Tamil Nadu, as ruling parties see it as a matter of prestige and ensure their candidates’ victory. However, this is only a r... »
CHENNAI, May 28, 2015

Professor seeks change in date of birth ahead of retirement

A request for change in date of birth by a professor set to retire in a few days has triggered a controversy at the University of Madras, with some Syndicate members raising a flag against the proc... »
CHENNAI, May 28, 2015

Current milk procurement much more than last year: Aavin

Sources in Aavin said that the federation’s 21 dairies in the State are at present handling 30 lakh litres of milk a day, which is 8 lakh litres more than last year’s daily average.In Salem,... »
CHENNAI, May 28, 2015

Chidambaram’s congratulatory message irks Elangovan faction

A congratulatory message to AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa from former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram seems to have rekindled a feud in the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC), with the faction... »
CHENNAI, May 28, 2015

“EC is partisan”

Former Union Health Minister and PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss on Tuesday accused the Election Commission of being “partisan to the ruling AIADMK” for the pace at which the by-poll was announced for... »

Container terminal planned in Ennore to ease congestion

Para jump goes wrong; woman IAF officer injured

Overseas jobs for mechanical engineering professionals

Starting early on the path to a research mindset

Abandoned woman gives birth

Corporation to use part-time workers for conservancy

Cook falls to death from terrace

Proper connectivity to Metro stations planned

CHENNAI, May 28, 2015

Firm invests Rs. 25 cr. on high-rise project

Jones Lang LaSalle India’s investment arm Segregated Funds Group has invested Rs 25 crore in a residential project in Chennai. The residential project, ‘Skypod’ is being developed by Vishwakarma Re... »
CHENNAI, May 28, 2015

Chennai Central may get Amma pharmacy

Southern Railway is studying the feasibility of starting a state-run ‘Amma’ Pharmacy in Chennai Central Railway station.Chennai Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Anupam Sharma said this durin... »
CHENNAI, May 28, 2015

College trustees arrested for forging plan permits

The Central Crime Branch of the city police on Wednesday arrested trustees of Sri Muthukumaran Educational Trust on charges of attempting to obtain approval for a polytechnic institution by submitt... »
CHENNAI, May 28, 2015

Man who tortured wife set to be held

Police are on the verge of arresting a man who allegedly tortured his wife and his nine-year -old daughter for years.A police team attached to St. Thomas Mount has rushed to Telangana to sec... »
CHENNAI, May 28, 2015

DMK, VCK to boycott R.K. Nagar by-poll

Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu are unlikely to field candidates in the by-election to the R.K. Nagar constituency, from where Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is expected to contest.DMK leader... »
CHENNAI, May 28, 2015

Democracy cremated, says Stalin 

At the Salem Corporation, democracy was cremated in the most dishonourable manner. DMK councillor Deivalingam's only fault was asking the majority AIADMK councillors to get back to work after they... »
Chennai, May 28, 2015

Shakuntala Balaraman passes away

Dr Shakuntala Balaraman (92), wife of the late K. Balaraman, of  The Hindu , passed away here on Wednesday night at the residence of her only son, Lakshman Balaraman. Dr... »
CHENNAI, May 28, 2015

Anna University receives over one lakh forms

Anna University has sold as many as 1,88,504 forms for admission to BE/B Tech courses through single-window counselling for the current academic year.Wednesday was the last date for issue of... »
Suresh Balaje, one of the partners of Wide Angle Creations, said the Palm D’ Or came as a pleasant surprise—Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, May 28, 2015

A Cannes winner’s Chennai link

A well-known city-based film production company, Wide Angle Creations, which has produced Papanaasam with Kamal Haasan in the lead, played an important part in the making of... »
CHENNAI, May 28, 2015

Posters alleging graft demoralising: IAS officers

The Tamil Nadu IAS Officers’ Association has condemned the recent display of posters in public with names and photographs of some of its members with allegations of corruption. In a statement, the... »

Cook falls to death from terrace

Vishing fraud: The call of deception

At convention centre, a blend of architectural styles

Hypertension camp finds many unaware of condition

A Cannes winner’s Chennai link

Cold milled stretches unsafe, say motorists

Rent for Corporation shops to go up

At their annual day

For an inclusive way of life

It’s hard to tell that Vasudha Prakash is in her fifties. Her enthusiasm is extremely infectious — for 13 years now, her non-profit for children with special needs, V-Excel Educational Trust, h... »
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Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas on May 08, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. »