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a new beginning:Sai Rithish, seen here with his parents, is now in LKG —Photo: K. Pichumani
a new beginning:Sai Rithish, seen here with his parents, is now in LKG —Photo: K. Pichumani

The end of a six-year-long ordeal for boy

It is only now, almost a year-and-a-half after their son’s surgery, that life is nearly normal for K.R. Sethuraman and his wife Muthulakshmi.For six years, the couple had to watch their son... »

Ilayaraja asserts his copyright over songs

Maestro’s statement and court order put TV, FM channels in a quandary »

Murugappa Group executes Rs. 147.54-cr. sale in city

The Rs. 243-billion Murugappa Group, one of the biggest business conglomerates in Chennai, has reportedly sold two of its properties in the city for a total value of Rs. 147.54 crore. The first pro... »
AAI employees feel it is unfair to hand over the airport to a private player after spending a lot on its modernisation —Photo: G. Krishnaswamy

Private players inspect airport, amid protests

Amid strong protests from employees of Airports Authority of India (AAI), leading companies, including the GMR Group, GVK, Tatas and Siemens, inspected Chennai airport on Wednesday.The inspe... »
pioneer:M. Pandian entered the field when he realised few coaches wanted to train the differently abled —Photo: K.V. Srinivasan

Swimming against the tide

Vetri Arasan had polio when he was a child, but the paralysis that ensued did not stop him from taking up swimming — all thanks to his specialist coach M. Pandian.Mr. Pandian, a former natio... »
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CHENNAI, March 5, 2015

Chronicling a glorious heritage

Heritage day was celebrated at IIT-Madras, marking the anniversary of the institute’s Heritage Centre. The centre, which houses a repository of material of historical significance for the institute... »
CHENNAI, March 5, 2015

U.S. national treated at GH

A visitor from the U.S. underwent surgery for gall bladder stones at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital.The 20-year-old woman, who complained of stomach ache, was admitted to the h... »
tough move:AIADMK party members have been advised to sever ties with S. Santhanam (extreme right) —File Photo
CHENNAI, March 5, 2015

Shadow over Corporation budget

AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa removed the Chennai Corporation taxation and finance committee chairman, S. Santhanam, from primary membership of the party on Wednesday.This has led to... »
CHENNAI, March 5, 2015

Marathon winners yet to get prize money

A marathon was held in the city in mid-2014, with much fanfare, but its three winners continue to run from pillar to post to receive their promised cash prize.The city police have failed to... »
A student of Auroville performs at the inauguration of the festival. —Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, March 5, 2015

Auroville fest under way in Chennai

Through the month of March, members of the international community of Auroville will spend time in Chennai, to help people here understand their culture through the ‘Auroville festival’, which is u... »
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

Northeast students find the going tough

Lily*, an undergraduate student from Nagaland, sought hostel admission in a city college for three years but was refused each time.She thinks it is because of her ethnicity. Despite the nota... »
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

Students’ home gets solar power

More educational institutions in the city are turning to solar power to offset the electricity tariffs that have undergone revision, effective December 2014.The management of Ramakrishna Mis... »
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

H1N1 scare creates panic in Chennai school

Parents of a private school in Velachery reportedly panicked on Tuesday due to an H1N1 (swine flu) scare. Of the 1,100 students admitted there, only 88 turned up, local officials said. In order to... »
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

Avoid felling of trees: alumni

The Alumni Association members of Madras Christian College (MCC), Tambaram met the principal of the college, Alexander Jesudasan, on Tuesday, to express their displeasure at the chopping of trees o... »
Postgraduate and research students explain to Madras University V-CR. Thandavan their grievances about lack of drinking water and good toilets on the Chepauk campus on Tuesday. –PHOTO. R. RAVINDRAN
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

Students stage protest at VC’s office

: The students of the University of Madras’ Chepauk campus held a two-hour sit in on Tuesday in front of Vice Chancellor R. Thandavan’s office demanding better amenities.Around 200 students... »

Verify functioning of ‘goshalas’: says court

Document leak under probe: Centre

Gang of fake vigilance officials busted

Aadhaar to be linked to electoral rolls

Government dept. unions demand wage revision

Of sacrifices, solidarity and sundal

Shanti theatre to be entertainment destination

Elderly woman murdered at home

CHENNAI, March 5, 2015

Inspect factories regularly: minister

Minister for Rural Industries and Labour P. Mohan made an appeal to outstation factory owners who have industrial units in the State to make inspections regularly to take stock of the working envir... »
CHENNAI, March 5, 2015

DMDK cadre burn Tamil magazine copies

Cadres of the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) burnt copies of Kumudham Reporter , on Wednesday, condemning an article published in the magazine.A group of partym... »
CHENNAI, March 5, 2015

No leads in Pallikaranai double murder case

Two months after the murder of an 86-year-old woman and her granddaughter inside their house in VGP Shanti Nagar, Pallikaranai, the police remain clueless about the killers.It is suspected t... »
CHENNAI, March 5, 2015

Report sought on car park plan in Mullaperiyar

The National Green Tribunal’s Southern Bench directed a two-member committee, formed to conduct a study on construction of a car park in a place which Tamil Nadu claims to be water spread area of M... »
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

Rebuilding life, one day at a time

In her dreams, Pragya Prasun continues to see her face as it used to be 10 years ago — before a man, in an act of vengeance, threw acid on her. “When I was a teenager, I would experiment... »
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

Documentary on Gudiyam caves makes it to Cannes

Few know of Gudiyam’s prehistoric caves and not many visiting it treat the site with the respect it deserves. Tourists often leave behind a trail of garbage and broken liquor bottles, not to mentio... »
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

Safety test for Chennai Metro Rail by month-end

In yet another step towards the launch of operations, Chennai Metro Rail will be finally tested by Commissionerate of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) by the end of this month, according to its officials.<... »
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

Duo held for cheating

The Central Crime Branch of the city police arrested a duo who allegedly cheated various persons of over Rs. 64 lakh. Police suspect over 100 persons were conned.CCB officers said R.V. Narma... »
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

Aadhaar-linked programme to correct poll rolls

In its attempt to capitalise on the data available with the Registrar General of India in the form of Aadhaar numbers allotted to individuals, the Election Commission of India has launched a Nation... »
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

HC dismisses plea against policemen

: The Madras High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition by a rights forum seeking registration of a case of murder against policemen who killed one Pandi alias Dindigul Pandi at Neelankarai, near C... »

In defence of free expression

Maran aides can’t be denied bail: court

Shanti theatre to be entertainment destination

Panel for choosing conservation architect

The social media trap

Exam fever sets in

Aadhaar to be linked with electoral rolls

Of healing and prayer

To commemorate 15 years in the fight against TB, REACH, a Chennai-based NGO, is organising a fundraiser concert on March 6, Friday. Isha Rumi, a performance by Sunaad, is a theatrical juxtap... »
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Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas in Sembium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Monday: Periyar Nagar, Sathyavani Muthu Nagar, Kakkanji Nagar, Karunanidhi Salai... »

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