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The I,J and K stands can seat nearly 12,000 spectators — PHOTO: K. PICHUMANI
The I,J and K stands can seat nearly 12,000 spectators — PHOTO: K. PICHUMANI

Chepauk: the wait for planning permissions

The Supreme Court asked the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association to use stands only after getting "planning permission from appropriate authorities." »
Manufacturers of water and waste-water treatment plants say there has been a 30 per cent increase in awareness of recycling facilities over the past five years. File Photo

Treat it right

With water shortage becoming acute, many city residents are turning to water and sewage treatment facilities. But, often, maintenance of such units proves a hindrance »
There have been quite a few instances of passengers being denied boarding passes despite being only slightly late —Photo: G. Krishnaswamy

When even minor delays upset plans

On 23 March, 20-year-old Ankit Khanna finished his college exam and rushed to Chennai airport to catch an Air India flight to New Delhi for a job interview. When Mr. Khanna reached the airline coun... »
Aruna Srinivasan was murdered by her boyfriend on March 9—Photo: Special Arrangement

20 days after murder, suspect still elusive

Nearly a month after Dinesh Kannappan (25), a BPO employee, fled after allegedly murdering his girlfriend and unsuccessfully trying to dump her body, police are yet to trace him. Police say one rea... »
The Corporation and the traffic police conducted a survey on illegal parking before filing the report—Photo: M. Karunakaran

Many restaurants lack traffic clearances, says report

Several eateries/restaurants are functioning in the city without obtaining traffic clearance from the city police.This is what figures in a joint report submitted by the police and the Chenn... »
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the king has arrived:Koyambedu market receives 30-40 tonnes of mangoes daily —Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

Truckloads of fruits give relief from soaring mercury

As the temperature in the city soars to 35 degrees Celsius, residents can cool it off with seasonal fruits, arriving in hordes at local markets.Though exotic imported fruits are available fo... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

‘Life skills crucial for children with autism’

On the eve of World Autism Day, parents say State support is essential, as are life skills.“At present, State support for special education is marginal. Ideally, it should be an integral par... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

EMT Day to be observed

GVK EMRI, which runs the ‘108’ ambulance service and the ‘104’ health helpline, will celebrate National EMT Day in the city on Thursday.Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) form the backbone... »
The gang convinced people that the black paper they had was actually foreign currency —Photo: Petlee Peter
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

7 held in fake notes scam

In a classic instance of a black money scam, also known as the ‘wash wash scam’, a group of men in the city cheated people of a few lakhs after convincing them that pieces of black paper were forei... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

Education Secretary tenders apology in court

The School Education Secretary, D.Sabitha, on Wednesday appeared before the Madras High Court and tendered an unqualified apology in a matter relating to the filling of lecturer vacancies by the vi... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

‘Amma’ will return as CM to herald a glorious era: OPS

As per the wishes of AIADMK cadre in the State, ‘Amma’ will return to Fort St. George as Chief Minister to herald a glorious era, Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam declared in the Assembly on Wednesd... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

DMK walks out over CM’s 2G reference

Members of the DMK on Wednesday staged a walk out from the Tamil Nadu Assembly protesting a reference made by Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam to the 2G spectrum scam during his reply to the debate... »
K. Pounraj, the burns victim, at the KMC Hospital at Kilpauk in Chennai.— Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

Dharmapuri teen loses finger

K. Pounraj, the teenager from Dharmapuri district, whose hand was set on fire by three men for allegedly stealing a mobile phone, lost a finger due to gangrene, at Government Kilpauk Medical Colleg... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

HC gives govt. time to reply to contempt plea

The Madras High Court has granted time to the Tamil Nadu government till April 23 to file a reply to a contempt petition seeking to punish the Health Secretary, Director of Medical Education and th... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

Rotary awards four Chennai personalities

Governor K. Rosaiah, on Tuesday, commended Rotary International’s contribution in making India a polio-free nation.Speaking at an awards function organised by Rotary Club of Madras-Chenna Pa... »

Water infrastructure, a problem in added areas

A taxi driver’s life-saving act

Inclusion, a myth in autism: experts

Four teenagers held for murder

HC gives govt. time to reply to contempt plea

Govt. rules out probe into Udangudi project delay

Patient in Chennai gets lungs from Visakhapatnam

Another glass panel crashes at Chennai airport

CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

GH institute wins accolades abroad

For over five years, William Abraham was in constant pain. It was so excruciating, he would take leave from his job as a computer operator and stay at home for a couple of days.Today, eight... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

Russia to offer scholarship to Indian students

Indian students can get scholarships that provide tuition fee waiver of up to 100 per cent when they opt for technical education at universities in Russia.This is part of the ‘It is time to... »
The owner had received permission to only build a two-storey structure—Photo: M. Moorthy
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

Building sealed in Seven Wells

Staff of Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority on Wednesday placed an unauthorised building being built in Seven Wells area under lock and seal for gross violation of rules.A note from... »
flood prevention measure:The four-metre-wide channel is being built on the service lane of the Chennai Bypass Road for a distance of nearly one km —Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

Civic agency, NHAI clash over diversion channel

The Water Resources Department (WRD) and National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) are at loggerheads once again. This time, it is over the use of a service lane of the Chennai Bypass Road for a... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

Govt. pulled up for not filing counter-affidavits in time

The Madras High Court on Wednesday strongly criticised the Central and State governments for not filing counter-affidavits in time.Observing that the State government had chosen not to have... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

Coca-Cola allotted land: Minister

The State government on Wednesday agreed that it has allotted land to Coca-Cola for a manufacturing plant at SIPCOT Industrial Estate in Perundurai.After the Chief Minister’s reply to the di... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

‘Operation Olivia’ to save turtles

With a view to preventing further mortalities of Olive Ridley turtles, the Coast Guard has launched ‘Operation Olivia’ to enforce the provisions of the Marine Fishing Regulatory Act.The oper... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

OPS, Stalin spar over State’s finances

Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin on Tuesday took on each other on the issue of the financial situation of the Tamil Nadu government.During the debate on the Budg... »
Officials are looking at a variety of strategies to increase the space in schools in Chennai. —Photo: M. Karunakaran
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

Towards a breath of fresh air at Chennai Corporation schools

Even as the Corporation makes plans to start more kindergarten and English medium sections in its schools, it is grappling with acute shortage of space and infrastructural facilities in its more cr... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

Inclusion, a myth in autism: experts

P. Malar had to visit 10 schools before one finally agreed to take in her son. Most schools initially agreed but hesitated when she told them he had autism.“They would say they wanted to see... »

Rotary awards four city personalities

E.U. film fest begins

Sanskrit exponent passes away

Amid argument, man cuts off rival’s ponytail

6 DMDK MLAs suspended for next session too

Teachers expect more full mark scorers in Plus Two exam

When temperature soars, drink up and stay cool

The run, which will be held in the city on April 12th, this year hopes to get more women to adopt a fitter lifestyle and to raise awareness about breast cancer. Pinkathon

Ink it in pink

A report on how Chennai is gearing up for this year’s edition of Pinkathon, which will be held in on April 12 to raise awareness about breast cancer. »
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