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ISRO to launch eight spacecrafts annually

ISRO is gearing up to launch eight spacecrafts annually to increase revenue and meet global technology demand, a top official of the...»

Live near a beach in style

Promoted as being international in style, a new multi-use complex is also perhaps the first apartment project of its kind to have taken shap »

An addition to Fire Service dog squad

This fluffy canine may have its roots in the Swiss Alps but will soon be heading to the ‘Queen of Hill Stations' in the State on...»

Four and a fantasy

With 'Eristoff MTV Male Fantasy 101', the channel introduces a new genre of reality programming. Shonali Muthalaly watches it unfold in Bang »

Lewis Hamilton thrills Chennai fans

Lewis Hamilton, the 2008 Formula One champion, who was in the city for a promotional event here on Friday, enthused over the proposed...»

“Poultry disease prevention lab at Namakkal”

A poultry disease prevention laboratory will be created at Namakkal, said S. Ayyappan, Director General of Indian Council of Agriculture...»

Projects with focus on social relevance

Projects to support people with disabilities, tackle energy and water issues »

All-party meeting tomorrow

An all-party meeting to discuss the delimitation of Legislative Council constituencies will be held at the Secretariat on Monday.P...»

Crime Beat

Threat letters to Jayalalithaa Two letters threatening attack on AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa were received...»

Protest planned in favour of caste enumeration

PMK wants the government to make an announcement by October 2 »

University of Madras warns colleges on qualification norms for faculty

Says it will withdraw affiliation if they fail to meet norms »

East-West meet onstage

Kalakshetra's five-day Kathakali festival combined innovation and tradition by adapting western plays. »

Improving awareness among patients, earlier and better diagnosis hold key to combating dementia

Systemic changes needed to promote better living for people diagnosed with the condition: expert »

1000 dancers' fete aims at Guinness

Tamil Nadu is making an attempt at setting a Guiness World Record out of the grand spectacle that was staged as part of the millennium celeb »

A vanful of puzzles, activities

A van full of puzzles, activities and games for children that visit Panchayat Union schools across the State was in the city recently. <...»

State told to file report on 2005 directive on water resources

The First Bench of the Madras High Court on Monday asked the State government to file a status report on how far it had complied with a j...»

All-party meet on parking fee

The Chennai Corporation will soon hold an all-party meeting to discuss measures to tackle collection of indiscriminate parking fee in...»

Special cover on Ripon Building

A special postal cover on Ripon Building, which is nearing its centenary, was released at a function organised here on Wednesday in view...»

“Learning Through Play a strong tool to bolster early childhood care”

Learning Through Play (LTP) is a strong tool that works in various settings and in many countries to bolster early childhood care, Andre...»

Need of hour is to develop economy without disturbing ecological balance, says Anbarasan

Speakers at a seminar on ‘Rethinking business management through green practices,' urged the students to reduce carbon footprint t...»

Cultural extravaganza to mark Directors' Union anniversary

With over 200 directors pitching in their creative ideas, the Tamil Nadu Directors' Union will organise a day-long event to celebrate its...»

Developed countries urged to share expertise

Union Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday stressed the importance of developed co...»

Life in the fast lane

INTERVIEW Why Raymond scion Gautam Singhania thinks it is important to create a pan-Indian identity for the Super Car Club »

TPM tools effective in cutting wastage: experts

Adoption of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) techniques in the power sector that result in cutting wastage and improving productivi...»

3 arrested for placing stones on railway track

Government Railway Police on Tuesday arrested three men on charges of placing large stones across the railway track between Guduvanch...»

DMK gears up for Assembly polls; Top brass to meet

The DMK top brass, led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and party president M. Karunanidhi will meet party office bearers of various dist...»

31% drop in crime cases: police chief

Crime cases in the city have reduced considerably in the last three months, said Commissioner of Police T. Rajendran on Friday.Poi...»

Patient’s history may be crucial for administering anaesthesia

“I was just getting into the operation theatre to administer anaesthesia to a child, when his father stopped me, and told me how hi...»

Chennai emerging global city: Stalin

Chennai is well on the way to become a leading global city and to meet the demands of the fastest growing city by 2020, the State governm...»

Memories of Madras - Flashback

I am from Papanasam, but would come to Madras often to stay with my father's friend, auditor P.N.S. Iyer of Iyer and Co. I was hardly ni...»

Metro rail project to be completed by 2015: Stalin

The Rs 14,600 crore metro Rail project being constructed across the city will be completed by 2015, Deputy Chief Minister M K Stalin...»

Canine blood too in great demand

M. Seshasubramani's pet dog, Lindo, turned out to be a saviour when it donated blood to an ailing dog. Mr. Seshasubramani said he was fi...»

Five nations meet in melody

The Hindu Friday Review November Fest 2010 showcases seven diverse concerts »

“Former MLA accused in 14 cases”

Former MLA K. Ravishankar, who was recently arrested by Ashok Nagar police on cheating charges, is an accused in 14 criminal cases across...»

All set for The Hindu Best Fiction Award 2010

Which of the 11 shortlisted authors will win the Rs. 5 lakh prize? »

King Institute looking to revive anti-snake venom serum production

In an attempt to revive its anti-snake venom serum production, the King Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research, Guindy, is making...»

Power to transformers switched off to avoid accidents

Power supply to the transformers and pillar boxes is being switched off in the city, wherever required, to avoid electrocution. Ac...»

New initiatives to mark 60 years of India-China diplomatic relations

Dana Schuppert, an expert on India-China relations, has called for the setting up of Chinese cultural centres in Chennai, Bangal...»

Cognizant offers jobs to 1,643 VIT varsity students

Cognizant Technology Solutions has handed over job offers to 1,643 students of the 2011 batch of students at the VIT University, said G. »

CBI conducts searches at Raja’s residences

‘Incriminating documents’ seized in raids at 14 places, including the premises of officials »

Legislation sought to provide safe exit route for unviable enterprises

TANSTIA-FNF Service Centre (TFSC) on Tuesday submitted a draft ‘exit policy for Micro and Small Enterprises' (MSEs), urging the St...»

Minding her Ps and Qs

Deepika Padukone is careful not to say anything that might be misquoted, but her smile and the twinkle in her eyes betray her fun side »

Bespoke by Taj

The Taj's ‘Delhi Dialogue' programme redefines luxury by personalising it to suit individual tastes, says Shonali Muthalaly »


Arrk Various Artistes Music Today; Audio CD; Rs.199 The title of the album takes reference from Noah's...»

Several children in severe distress not covered by development projects: expert

Lack of ability to measure factors such as food security, housing, wellness and education has resulted in scores of children in severe d...»

DMK, Congress clinch deal

After days of intense bargaining, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the Congress on Tuesday clinched a deal under which the nat...»


Last week three yachts sailed in Chennai. Guided by the Tamil Nadu Sailing Association, which facilitated their entry into Chennai po...»

Velachery may not escape floods this year too

Many areas of Velachery may get inundated this monsoon too. The Water Resources Department, which was to complete construction of a 4.1-...»

The Sunday Diary - No place like home

Chennai throbs with art and culture. There are people on the streets, at all times »

Soliton’s focus on machine vision technology

Soliton Technologies, a leader in machine vision products and solutions, would be shortly launching a new product that would bring in au...»

Eviction drive sends families to the streets in Indira Nagar

Alternative housing for them will be ready only in 2 months »

Bound to the art

Aditi Babel is passionate about books; not writing or reading, but making them... »

A similar train of thought

What has brought this motley group of people together? A fascination for trains, discovers Anusha Parthasarathy as she chats with members of »

A stitch in time saves a day’s wage

“Some marks...,” says S. Elizabeth Rani, referring to the label on the shirts she irons all day. Asked if she meant Marks & Spencer,...»

‘Sensuality comes in many ways’

PROUST QUESTIONNAIRENagesh Kukunoor is an independent filmmaker who continues to make films that defy convention and genre. His filmo »

Five star home

Whether you want to save the planet or just save on electricity bills, energy-efficient appliances are the way to go, says Suvasini Sridhara »

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...»

British envoy visits MRF Pace Foundation

The oft-documented sporting rivalry between Australia and England has always managed to flare some passions whenever these two sides mee...»

ClinicalKey, online clinical Engine launched

Elsevier, which provides medical content and solutions, has launched ClinicalKey, the next generation of online clinical information re...»

Swimming meet

The Madras District Aquatic Association will conduct inter-school and inter-collegiate swimming meets on August 4 and 5 at the ORC...»

Northern Province polls: Karunanidhi doubts Rajapaksa’s remarks

DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Wednesday sounded sceptical about holding of Northern provincial elections in Sri Lanka next year, saying the...»

15 hours after murder of housewife, two held

Within 15 hours of the murder of a 46-year-old housewife at her residence in Old Washermenpet, police teams cracked the case. Two youths...»

City sports today

Aquatics: Junior National championships, SDAT aquatic complex, Velachery, 7.30 a.m.Basketball: Mahendran Memorial Tr...»

Surprise from the Superstar

“I am indebted to you,” Rajinikanth tells fans at the audio launch of Kumki »

Nam eliminates Ranjeet

Saketh enters the semifinals »

24/7 help for Exim trade

The government will soon take a decision on permitting offices engaged in the export and import documentation and clearance processes t...»

Weerapat-Perikiat claim doubles title

Thailand’s Weerapat Doakmaiklee and P. Perikiat Siriluethaiwattana defeated the second seeded Indian duo Saketh Myneni and R. Arun Praka...»

Meet on RTI Act

According to a press release, Nandini Voice for The Deprived will organise a meet on activists of Right to Information Act on August 5 be...»

Meet at Kodambakkam today

Kodambakkam Residents Welfare Exnora is organising a meet today at 10 a.m. in which the discussion on ‘Better usage of subway beneath Ra...»

Work begins but problems not addressed

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

Vijayakant attacks Jayalalithaa govt.

Mr. Vijayakant also sharply criticised Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, saying she had taken a long break from office and was running the govern »

Survivors relieved to reach Chennai

At 10.45 a.m. on Monday, platform 6 at Chennai Central was filled with eager and some worried faces who held a constant vigil of the rail...»

Heritage Hues

The past, present and future meet in Visalakshi Ramaswamy’s work. T. Krithika Reddy gets into the inner rhythms of her efforts to revive Che »

A city and its stories

When you have coffee with R Shantaram and N Ramaswamy, the conversation invariably centres around Chennai; whether it is about similar p...»

My five…

When Harry Met Sally Rob Reiner Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) meet at a time when Harry’s divorce...»

Remembering ‘GK’

G. Kasturi was a visionary — both on the journalistic and technical fronts. We should plan for ten years, he would say. In the 1980s, whe...»

  TN Express: The burning train

K.V. Srinivasan brings back images of devastation and grief from Nellore. The fire has burned away the illusion of safety that barely covers »

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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