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RTE Act not clear on what constitutes neighbourhood school: High Court

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE Act) is not clear as to what constitutes a neighbourhood school, the Madr...»

Chennai Port wants encroachers evacuated

Chennai Port Trust (ChPT) officials on Tuesday asked the Chennai Fishing Harbour Management Committee to evacuate encroachers, who have b...»

Students to turn tourist guides soon

The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) is in the process of recruiting about 500 college students as freelance guides to a...»

2-year-old Omani gets liver transplant

Like most children her age, two-year-old Yasmin is difficult to hold down. Only two months ago, Yasmin was not the same. Diagnose...»

Cab driver hacked to death

A passenger in the victim’s car, who was also attacked, has been admitted to a hospital »

DMK men court arrest as part of ‘fill-the-jails’ agitation

Tens of thousands of DMK men courted arrest across the State on Wednesday by assembling near government offices as part of the party’s ‘...»

Fire aboard T.N. Express kills 32

Thirty-two persons, including six women and three children, were burnt to death when flames engulfed the S11 coach of the Chennai-bound...»

Woman sets self ablaze

A 40-year old woman attempted suicide by setting herself on fire allegedly after policemen came to her house to arrest her son. She has...»

Suburban train services affected

Suburban train services were crippled on the Chennai Beach-Tambaram sector following a major breakdown in the control room of the power...»

Bus rams electric post

Three women were injured when a bus travelling from the Madras Export Processing Zone–Special Economic Zone in Tambaram Sanatorium ramme...»

AAT launches University of London courses

AAT College, Nungambakkam, recently announced its plan to bring the University of London courses to the country. The arrangement...»

Tamil Nadu Express arrives; patients admitted to Perambur railway hospital

The S-11 coach of the Tamil Nadu Express 12622 that caught fire in an apparent short circuit, arrived at Chennai Central Railway Station...»

PM expresses shock, grief

Condoling the loss of lives in the fire accident in the Tamil Nadu Express, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday asked the Railway Mi...»

Chennai Kaleidoscope

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300 sit in at Marina

Around 300 supporters of Anna Hazare’s campaign assembled behind the Gandhi statue at the Marina Beach on Monday in solidarity, showing...»

Mob stones MTC bus

An angry mob threw stones at a Metropolitan Transport Corporation bus, damaging its glass doors and window panes, at Camp Road junction...»

Safety in train abysmal, say relatives of victims

Despite being among the largest employers in the world, the Indian Railways is several decades behind global standards when it comes to...»

Trilogy Water Lilies to be staged again

Water Lilies unfolds three chance meetings between strangers, a man and a woman each from a different culture »

Aravind stars for PSBB

S. Aravind (102 n.o.) powered PSBB (Nungambakkam) to a 105-run win over Seventh Day Adventist in the TNCA-Coca Cola under-16 city schools...»

Thrilling win for Young Stars

A last-ball, one-wicket victory by Young Stars over IOB was the highlight here on Monday, the third day of the fifth round in the TNCA...»

Aneesh stars for Grove CC

K.B. Aneesh’s six for 55 helped Grove Cricket Club to a 59-run victory over Ranji Cricket Club in a TNCA ‘V’ Division ‘D’ league cricket...»

Where Madras greets Chennai

Aparna Karthikeyan walks through the city’s history at Fort St. George »

Vacant land, a nuisance to the neighbours

An empty plot in the heart of the city is very hard to find these days. But the one at Tambaiah Reddy Extension is an eyesore and a cons...»

Welcome to Vegville

Could a vegetarian diet work as well as a non-vegetarian one in providing proteins and amino acids necessary to power muscles? »

They are changing the way Chennai lives. But

Migrant workers themselves live in squalor, with 450 of them managing with 20 toilets and an open bathing area. Occupying just over 225 sq. »

Expert team scouts for monorail stations

While metro rail work goes on in full swing in the city, monorail is fast catching up. A special team comprising officials from various...»

Slowdown won't affect hiring, say IT companies

TCS and Cognizant, the two largest recruiters in the State have also said that the season will see usual hiring »

Easy for S. Railway

Southern Railway scripted a convincing 3-0 win over SAI in the pre-quarterfinals of the IOB-Syed Ahmed Memorial hockey tournament on Wed...»

Table tennis tournament

Shri Krishnaswamy MHSS, Anna Nagar, will conduct a city-schools table tennis tournament for non-rankers at its premises on July 21...»

Open cricket tournament

C Cube Sports will organise ‘Cric-athlon,’ an open cricket tournament from July 21. For further details, call 22501336, 22501337 o...»

Hockey tournament for women

The Winning XI Women’s Hockey Club will conduct an inter-school and inter-college women’s tournament from August 6 to 12 at the Mayor Rad...»

IT prevails over Kerala Police

Saravanan and Vikram were the architects of Income Tax RC’s 15-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-15 win over Kerala Police in the SAIL-Panimalar all-...»

There's no stopping these gifted youngsters

It's an all-round success story this year. Like their counterparts in others schools, students of institutions for the visually and hear...»

30 prisoners clear the exam

Thirty of the 52 inmates lodged in different prisons across the State have cleared the SSLC exam, results of which were announced on Mon...»

Watch out for rare celestial ballet tomorrow

The next Venus transit will happen only in 2117 »

Tracking the celestial transit – the do's and dont's

Venus, which is in its crescent phase now, will be at its new moon phase as days progress, and make its transit across the sun on June 6...»

‘Sustainability crucial in waste management’

To create an awareness on industrial waste management and environment, Industrial Waste Management Association (IWMA) and Science Olympi...»

Honoured for his humanitarian deed

Riaz talks to students about helping people in need. »

Taking the silk route

The silk sari season is back with a bang and where better to get the best of all rare and carefully woven six yards than at the Silk Fab...»

  TN Express on Fire: First Images

Over 30 people were burnt alive in the S-11 coach of the Chennai-based Tamil Nadu Express. First images of the fire captured by a passenger »

  MindTree: We have the edge

S. Chandramouli, Vice President & Center Head, MindTree, Chennai, on the edge that the company has »

  MindTree: Pointers for success

S. Chandramouli, Vice President & Center Head, MindTree, Chennai gives pointers for success »




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