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Projects in areas including Harrington Road, 100 ft. Road have forced students and parents to negotiate traffic while in Okkiyam Thoraipakkam, part of the school building has been destroyed. Photo: K. Pichumani, M. Karunakaran.
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Projects in areas including Harrington Road, 100 ft. Road have forced students and parents to negotiate traffic while in Okkiyam Thoraipakkam, part of the school building has been destroyed. Photo: K. Pichumani, M. Karunakaran.

When schools lose out

The spree of infrastructure projects in the city has inconvenienced students, who have to take detours and even sometimes, sacrifice classrooms »
Suguna Purusothaman was known for her flair in layam —Photo: S.R. Raghunathan

Carnatic musician passes away at 74

Noted carnatic vocalist and teacher Suguna Purusothaman, an exponent of the Musiri school of music, died here on Wednesday, after a battle with cancer. She was 74 and is survived by her husband and... »
The baby, who is now nearly 2 months old, is ready for discharge —Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

‘Burning baby’: a case of Munchausen syndrome?

Does the mother of the ‘burning baby’ have Munchausen syndrome by proxy? Those in the field of addressing child abuse seem to think this is a possibility.Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a ps... »
The average traffic volume on Uthamar Gandhi Salai is 3,260 passenger car units, making parking in the locality a constant hassle. Photo: R. Ravindran

Nod for multi-level parking facility

Structure in Nungambakkam to accommodate 192 cars, 160 bikes »
Of the 1.53 crore LPG consumers in the State, 3 lakh have been found dormant. —File Photo

Pahal weeds out dormant consumers

Their frozen IDs to be reactivated if they give address proof »
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February 26, 2015

Stress on minimal impact on students: Highways Dept.

Highways department officials say that all efforts are made to ensure there is minimum disturbance to students when schools and educational institutions are in the vicinity of project sites. ... »
CHENNAI, February 26, 2015

Online courses for IIT-JEE aspirants

To help students who cannot afford coaching, Chennai-based start-up NexGen Learning has launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for IIT JEE aspirants.The MOOCs will feature over 5000 vi... »
CHENNAI, February 26, 2015

Law college students clash

A group of students from Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College clashed inside their college on Wednesday morning. The clash was a fallout of an altercation between a fourth-year and a final-year stud... »
The activity-based learning tools have not been used effectively by many educators owing to lack of understanding. —File Photo.
CHENNAI, February 26, 2015

Focus on early literacy in schools

With many students in lower primary classes of government schools failing to recognise alphabets in English and Tamil or do simple math, the School Education Department is strengthening early liter... »
CHENNAI, February 26, 2015

New equipment for semi-robotic keyhole surgeries

The Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital’s Neurosurgery Department has become the first government institution in the State to install stereotaxy instrument. Nine patients have been treated usi... »
CHENNAI, February 26, 2015

Ranipet tragedy: bail denied to 7 accused

The Madras High Court has dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of seven persons in the Ranipet secure land fill breach case on January 31 that killed 10 workers in an adjacent tannery.S.Chok... »
CHENNAI, February 26, 2015

Environment Ministry’s order challenged

The Union Environment and Forest Ministry’s order exempting projects or units situated in the government-notified industrial parks prior to EIA notification from ‘public consultation’ for expansion... »
ongoing problem:As several local bodies around Chennai city do not have drainage networks, disposal of sewage from septic tanks into waterbodies is common —Photo: M. Vedhan
CHENNAI, February 26, 2015

Septage flow into Cooum to be prevented

It is not just the urban stretch of Cooum river that gets polluted. The portion of the river near Poonamallee, before it enters the city, is also vulnerable to contamination by sewage.To pre... »
CHENNAI, February 25, 2015

Efficiency lag proves costly

While Tangedco could take credit for putting an end to “scheduled power cuts” for domestic consumers last year, it has come under criticism for purchasing high-cost power to fill the gap between d... »
CHENNAI, February 25, 2015

Special camps for tax collection

Chennai Metrowater plans to hold special camps on all Saturdays in February and March for consumers to pay water and sewerage tax and charges.In a bid to collect arrears and tax dues, the wa... »

2 weeks after stroke, class XII student is back on his feet

What’s in a name? A couple of crores maybe

A proposal to simplify the Tamil script

Pulicat fishermen protest

Entry points to city plunged in darkness

Anticipatory bail for DMDK MLAs

Bar council prohibits practice by 5 advocates

No tangible benefit for State in finance panel recommendations

CHENNAI, February 26, 2015

Festival to showcase art and craft of Auroville

Auroville with its population of 2,400 persons from 50 nationalities, over 400 units and services and the famed Matrimandir and banyan tree is just 132 km from Chennai. Yet how many of us have foun... »
Nabbed:Royapettah police suspect the vehicles may have been used in illegal activities—Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, February 26, 2015

3 held for using fake police seals on cabs

Police busted a city-based cab agency on charges of fraudulently operating vehicles affixed with symbols and badges of police officials. Three people, including the owners of the agency, have been... »
Members of Tamil Nadu Electricity Board Engineers Sangam stage a demonstration in front of TNEB headquarters in Chennai. —Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, February 26, 2015

TNEB engineers stage protest

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Board Engineers’ Sangam members held protests throughout the State on Wednesday urging the Board to implement their long-pending demands.Leading the demonstration... »
CHENNAI, February 26, 2015

Prince of Arcot slams remarks on Mother Teresa

Prince of Arcot Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali in a statement on Wednesday termed the comment against Mother Teresa as “unwanted, made by the communal forces to attack a saintly person.” He said Mother T... »
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CHENNAI, February 26, 2015

Cinematographer Vincent dead

: Veteran cinematographer A. Vincent, who teamed up with late film director C.V. Sridhar in his masterpieces such as ‘Kalyanaparisu’, ‘Sumai Thangi’, ‘Nenjil Or Aalyam’, ‘Then Nilavu’ and ‘Kathalik... »
CHENNAI, February 26, 2015

UGC funds dry up, students with disability affected

Sakthi Meena suffered permanent hearing loss following a corrective surgery to set right her jaw as a child. She continued her education unmindful of her disability. At Dr. Ambedkar Government Arts... »
CHENNAI, February 26, 2015

Complete scrutiny of college postings: HC

The Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Thiruvalluvar University in Vellore district to complete expeditiously the scrutiny of all appointments in... »
Jayalalitha in Hari Haran films
February 25, 2015

A picture of pluck, perseverance

As posters wishing former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on her 67th birthday compete for space on the streets of Chennai, a look at the actress-turned-politician’s earliest interview with The Hind... »
Officials say necessary steps have been taken to manage supply during summer without any scheduled load shedding. File photo: S. Thanthoni
CHENNAI, February 25, 2015

A power cut-free summer?

The surge in temperature during daytime in the past few days clearly marks the end of winter and the advent of summer in the city. Rising temperatures also mean a surge in electricity demand as mo... »
CHENNAI, February 25, 2015

Control overloading, say truck owners

Frustrated with the lack of regulation of overloaded heavy vehicles and shortage of parking yards, truck owners in the city went on a protest march to the Secretariat on Tuesday.Stressing th... »

‘Adopt mechanisms to enhance facilities for tax payers’

Graduation ceremony held

‘Faster reply to RTI pleas soon’

Policeman dead in road accident

Changes in train services

A writer cannot live under threat: Perumal Murugan

Modi tweets wishes to Jayalalithaa

When silence speaks louder

The body, they say, is only a vehicle for the soul. But for a mime artiste the body is his soul, as through a series of fluid movements and exaggerated facial expressions, he tells his story, unenc... »
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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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