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Order directing the DVAC to furnish information sought under RTI Act upheld

In an increasingly knowledge-based society, information and access to information hold the key to resources, benefits and distribution o...»

Plea challenging compulsory retirement of constable dismissed

The police force being a disciplined force is vested with duties of protecting the lives and property of the general public and to enfor...»

Election Commission orders re-poll in Puliyampatti

One more polling station, which forms part of Puliyampatti in Sankarankoil Assembly constituency of Tirunelveli district,is set for r...»

10 held after late-night ruckus

The Kanchi Taluk Police have apprehended 10 persons on charges of creating a law and order problem in the Orikkai area on Sunday night,...»

WiFi access a “pleasant surprise” to most users

Public utilities lag behind even as food courts, educational institutions provide satisfactory services »

Summons to Jayalalithaa in defamation cases

The Principal Sessions Judge, Chennai, P. Devadoss, on Monday ordered issue of summons to former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa for her...»

Supreme Court directs Kodanad Estate to allow free passage to villagers

With blocking of entry through Kodanad Estate in Udhagamandalam becoming an election issue in Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court has direc...»

Confident of alliance securing 218 seats, says Jayalalithaa

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK)-led alliance is confident of securing at least 218 seats in the coming elections...»

NSE exploring use of mobiles for trading

National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSE) is exploring the possibility of enabling investors to trade through handheld portable device...»

Jayalalithaa slams Stalin

“If the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam government has so many achievements to its credit as claimed by Deputy Chief Minister M.K.Sta...»

“Create awareness of 49-O option”

The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed authorities to make the public aware of the existence of Rule 49-O of the Conduct of Electio...»

On the right track

Chennai lad Anirudha Srikkanth on winning the man of the match award, his style of batting and more »

Surveillance cameras, watchtowers to mount vigil on Marina beach

With two watchtowers and at least a dozen surveillance cameras on the anvil, the Marina beach is set to come under the close watch of law...»

Metro Rail agrees to cut number of stabling lines

This will reduce land to be acquired in Koyambedu market »

Pattali Makkal Katchi may lose recognition as a State party

The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), which bagged just three seats in the Assembly elections, will, in all likelihood, lose its recognition...»

Panel to study quality of Samacheer Kalvi

The Cabinet's decision to constitute an experts' committee to look into the issue of improving the quality of school education, in the co...»

229 legislators take the oath

Two hundred and twenty nine Members of Legislative Assembly on Monday took the oath on Monday, the inaugural day of the 14th Assembly...»

CBSE students worried about getting admission to top engineering colleges

Amidst the many happy faces of students on Monday, jubilant over their performance in class XII exams, there were also some visibly hassl...»

Season of sequels

Several sequels are lined up for release. Will they be as good as their first instalment or prove to be damp squibs, wonders parvathi nayar »

Over 3,000 applications for 81 vacancies

A total of 3,347 women have applied for just 81 vacancies in various positions at noon meal centres in the southern suburbs of Chennai. »

Slow chase

Set in recession-gripped Britain, the book takes us through a slow paced story of spies and secret agents. »

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This fusion cuisine is one to kill for. »

Want to ‘Cha-at'?

Branching out in Chennai, Kailash Parbat is undoubtedly one of the best places to savour north Indian cuisine, especially chaat.    »

The debate continues…

The books or the movies: which do you prefer? Here's what a few of our readers chose. »

The old order gives way to Metro Rail

Chennai Metro Rail Limited, edging its way into the arterial areas of the city and eating up space, is proving dangerous to unprotected heri »

Work on flyover in Porur put on hold

Delay in shifting water line by Chennai Metrowater cited as cause; only 20% of work completed »

5senses: authentically contemporary

It’s almost lunch time on a humid Saturday and I’m seated at 5senses, the contemporary Mediterranean restaurant on Khader Nawaz Khan Roa...»

Cops train guns on school-going autos

In the past two days, police seized 138 vehicles that were ferrying more than 4 children each »

Chennai Metrowater has right of way, says court

Chennai Metrowater has the right of way to private lands to lay pipelines for drinking water and sewerage, and the court will not issue a...»

Tailoring classes

Balajothi Technical Institute, Thiruvanmiyur, will begin tailoring classes for the next batch. Short-term courses are offered on salw...»

Work begins but problems not addressed

Residents want storm water drains to be expanded and MGR canal desilted. »

Tunnel boring begins at Nehru Park

First underground segment of 939 metres to be covered in 5 months »

Tools to tackle government sloth

How many times have you petitioned a government department, for a ration card or a house site patta and encountered only stony si...»

Sri City metro car unit of Alstom to be on stream in September

Located close to Tamil Nadu, the facility initially will cater to Chennai Metro requirements »

Aparajith slams 184; Santosh hits ton

B. Aparajith (184, 164b, 32x4) celebrated his selection to the India under-19 World Cup squad with an attacking century to propel Grand...»

No compromise on law and order: top cop

S. George who took charge as the Commissioner of Police, Chennai, on Wednesday promised better traffic arrangements and said there will...»

325 agitators booked for anti-US protests

10 police personnel undergo treatment »

‘A Man among men...’

120 years on, Swami Vivekananda’s fiery speech at the Parliament of Religions is still fresh in memory. »

Quick bites

I suddenly find myself friendless. The high-maintenance foodies in my life shudder delicately when I suggest heading out for subs. Then d...»

‘Not out to create controversy’

Prakash Jha talks about how his stories are inspired by social issues and the power of his brand of cinema »

Facilitating environment sought to foster nation's transformation

It is essential to sustain recent economic successes: senior official »

SC allows petition against patta to agri society

The Supreme Court has permitted a petitioner, who filed a public interest litigation, to oppose in the Madras High Court, the grant of p...»

Kindle your curiosity, the eBook way

BEFORE COMPUTER-AFTER DIGITAL (BC-AD) An eBook reader becomes a portable library as you can download and save thousands of books »

Poignant portrait of rural struggle

Moondraam Ulagappor (Third World War), lyricist Vairamuthu’s latest work, is an ambitious attempt to weave an epic around the travails of ru »

Take Solutions joins HP to launch cloud services

Right on the heels of Microsoft and Airtel, technology solutions provider Take Solutions Ltd., on Friday, launched its comprehensive clo...»

Over 1,000 volunteer for Home Guards

Employees during the day, volunteers after dusk »

Consumers powerless in face of meter scarcity

Shortage of electricty meters in authorised outlets cited as major reason despite an order allowing consumers to buy meters from firms liste »

One small meal for children, one giant leap for literacy

HIDDEN HISTORIESThe idea of the noon meal scheme, now implemented across the country as the National Programme for Nutrition Support »

Death of minister’s son shows poor implementation of helmet rule in Chennai

Tamizh Mani, son of Minister Sellur. K. Raju, died on Sunday. He was only the latest casualty in a series of deaths of those who ride wit...»

Focus on transparency in admissions

Protestors demand external supervisory board to look into alleged irregularities in the process »

Father figure

Ra. Sankaran forsook academics in order to pursue acting. »

Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday: Sardar Jung Garden: Soorappan Street. Maduravoyal North: MMDA 1st t... »




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VCK president Thol Thirumavalavan presents the award to writer Arundhati Roy at a function in Chennai on Saturday. Photo: M. Vedhan

Arundhati Roy receives ‘Ambedkar Sudar’ award

“The major challenge before us is to fight caste without inadvertently strengthening and deepening caste divisions that were designed to... »