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Welcome change: Chennai residents were taken unawares as a hot morning gave way to sharp showers. Photos: M. Vedhan
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Welcome change: Chennai residents were taken unawares as a hot morning gave way to sharp showers. Photos: M. Vedhan

Sweltering city gets showers of relief

The weather system already had an impact on Friday’s temperature level as the city recorded 35.3 degree Celsius. »

Designs for phase-I extension of Metro Rail to be prepared

The extension comprises a nine-km stretch from Washermenpet to Wimco Nagar. »
The deal was a sign of private equity investors’ appetite for another piece of the Chennai-based, cloud-based company Freshdesk.

Sealing a deal over chat

Cloud-based Freshdesk based in Chennai has shown that some million dollar agreements can be pulled off easily over on chats than during face-to-face conversation. »

Uttama Villain producers to repay loan before April 28

A week before the scheduled release of Kamal Haasan-starrer Uttama Villain on May 1, the producers of the film have given an undertaking in the Madras High Court to settle a lo... »
Pedestrians have to fight for space to walk safely amidst the hawkers and vehicles parked on the footpaths in Besant Nagar. Photo: M. Karunakaran

Wide footpaths: boon or bane?

Friends of Chennai, a social initiative of The Hindu, seeks to serve as a vehicle for residents’ hopes and concerns about the city. »
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CHENNAI, April 26, 2015

Farmers want poultry feed subsidised

Egg farmers in Tamil Nadu are worried about the loss on egg prices — 50 paisa to Re.1 — they are incurring every day.For the past month, egg prices have been very low and have touched the lo... »
CHENNAI, April 26, 2015

King Institute may house National Institute of Ageing

About eight acres of the King Institute of Preventive Medicine’s campus may soon house the National Institute of Ageing.A five-member Central government team, which is in the State to examin... »
Friday night’s thundershowers brought 1 cm of rain over the city —Photo: M. PRABHU
CHENNAI, April 26, 2015

Little chance of rain today

There is slim chance of the city getting rain from the prevailing upper air trough.The meteorological department has forecast only scattered rains in the northern parts of the State.F... »
For a long trek:One stretch of the walkway will connect the Cooum near Marina beach with Napier Bridge, at an estimated cost of Rs. 2.9 crore—Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, April 26, 2015

Walkways along Cooum to come up at Rs. 35 crore

Residents in neighbourhoods along the Cooum will soon be able to take a stroll along the river, beginning in Anna Nagar and going up to Marina beach nearly, without worrying about being knocked dow... »
CHENNAI, April 26, 2015

Four-year-old electrocuted

A four-year-old boy was electrocuted when he came in contact with a live wire in suburban Ottiyambakkam on Friday night. He reportedly touched a snapped power supply cable.Sathish was living... »
CHENNAI, April 26, 2015

Convict in cyber porn case released

After spending 13 years in prison in a cyber porn case, city-based doctor L. Prakash on Saturday walked free from Puzhal central jail after the Madras High Court modified the life sentence awarded... »
CHENNAI, April 26, 2015

Jayakanthan’s friend says he drafted letter to Vairamuthu

In a twist to the controversy over writer Jayakanthan’s purported letter commending poet Vairamuthu for his short stories, G. Natarajan, a friend of the deceased writer, on Saturday said he had dra... »
CHENNAI, April 26, 2015

‘Depression stalks LGBT youth’

Earlier this week, a doctor at AIIMS killed herself when she found out her husband was gay. In the past six months, two young men, one woman and one transgender woman have committed suicide in the... »
CHENNAI, April 26, 2015

Guidelines to protect rights of children in entertainment media

Six-year-old B. Guru got his first opportunity to perform before the camera when he was barely three. He now tries to juggle school, dubbing and acting.While Guru sees it more as a fun activ... »
Chennai, April 26, 2015

Short films make it big

When director Karthik Subbaraj of Stone Bench Creations produced Bench Talkies , an anthology of six short films, he wasn’t sure it would run to full house even twice. But to h... »

The charms of Fort St. George

MTC conductor’s organs donated

Vehicle scanners mooted to check red sanders smuggling

MTC conductor’s organs donated

Guidelines to protect rights of children in entertainment media

Garbage mounds take over vacant plots

Murder suspects held by accident

TN bags e-panchayat award

CHENNAI, April 26, 2015

Residents petition against encroachments

Residents of Avadi allege encroachments are fast eating into whatever little remains of ‘Paaleripattu’ Lake.A section of residents have taken up the issue with authorities of the revenue dep... »
CHENNAI, April 26, 2015

Chennaiites cancel travel plans to Nepal, say agents

About 70 travellers, mostly pilgrims, from Chennai are reportedly safe in Nepal where a devastating earthquake left hundreds dead on Saturday.Two travel agencies confirmed they had contacted... »
CHENNAI, April 26, 2015

Kaakka Muttai director to venture into production

M. Manikandan, director of national award-winning movie Kaakka Muttai , will soon venture into film production, in association with two others.Manikandan’s partners for... »
TNSCB flat dwellers in Kotturpuram have made other arrangements for water but they are tedious for women—Photo. M. Moorthy
CHENNAI, April 26, 2015

Slum Board residents demand direct water supply

Families living in the multi-storey Slum Board flats in Kotturpuram want Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board to arrange for direct supply of water to their homes.Due to its absence, residents ha... »
CHENNAI, April 26, 2015

TIDCO, TIMCO restrained from mining, cutting trees

The Madras High Court has restrained Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation Limited (TIDCO) and Tamil Nadu Iron Ore Mining Corporation Limited (TIMCO) from cutting trees and mining in Kanjam... »
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam at a meeting in New Delhi on Saturday.— Photo: PTI
CHENNAI, April 26, 2015

Panneerselvam urges Modi to intervene in Mekedatu issue

Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Saturday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in the Mekedatu dam project, pointing to Karnataka’s “gross violation” of the Cauvery Water Disputes T... »
CHENNAI, April 26, 2015

Dharmapuri youth, whose hands were set on fire, discharged

After spending nearly a month at Government Kilpauk Medical College Hospital (KMC), K. Pounraj, the teenager from Dharmapuri district whose hand was set on fire by two men, has been discharged.... »
CHENNAI, April 26, 2015

No vacation from smartphone

Do you check work emails on vacation? If yes, then you are not alone.A recent survey has found 55 per cent of Indian holidayers check their mails and take work calls on vacation, and around... »
An important bird area, Oussudu lake is located between the Pulicat and Point Calimere wetlands.— File PHoto
CHENNAI, April 26, 2015

Oussudu lake, a fully protected wetland now

Seven years after the Puducherry government declared the Oussudu lake as a birds’ sanctuary, the Tamil Nadu Forest Department has finally woken up and declared 331 hectares of the wetland in its te... »
CHENNAI, April 26, 2015

Special trains for summer

To help deal with the rush during summer, Southern Railway will be running weekly special AC trains between Howrah and Chennai.Train 02841 from Howrah to Chennai Central will leave Howrah at... »

Team will examine site for Institute of Ageing

Encounter was a set-up: forensic expert

Team will examine site for Institute of Ageing

Exchange old notes for coins today

Parks to get automated sprinklers

Dharmapuri youth, whose hands were set on fire, discharged

Maanja thread injures 33-year-old

Admit 25% students under RTE Act: Stalin

The myriad hues of Croatia

The sea is fun, but have you tried hiking and wading through a wonderful formation of lakes, lagoons and waterfalls? JOSEPH ANDREWS did just that at the Plitvice Lakes National Park »
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