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smart commute:The app developed at IIT-Madras Research Park has been downloaded over 7,500 times —Photo: M. Karunakaran
smart commute:The app developed at IIT-Madras Research Park has been downloaded over 7,500 times —Photo: M. Karunakaran

Making sense of the city’s traffic chaos

Public transport app adapts quickly to changes »

Bandh unlikely to affect city

The State-wide bandh, announced by various farmers associations on Saturday, and supported by opposition parties, is unlikely to affect normal life in the city.The protesters are against the... »

Vaccination drive to cover 8 districts

As part of the Centre’s plan to achieve universal immunisation in the country by 2020, Tamil Nadu will be targeting pockets where children have not been vaccinated. The programme will commence on A... »

50% merit seats in dental colleges sought

A group of aspirants for postgraduate dental colleges in the State have submitted a petition to the Health Secretary, demanding that 50 per cent of the seats in private colleges be allotted to stud... »

An online guide to the A-Z of surgery

Here’s a tool for students hoping to master the nuances of surgery —www.learningsurgery.com.An initiative of SRM Institutes for Medical Science, Vadapalani, the site to be launched on Saturd... »
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CHENNAI, March 28, 2015

From the halls of WCC to Japan

It was a free-wheeling conversation that ensued when Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa, the ambassador of India to Japan, interacted with students of her alma mater, Women’s Christian College. As the ch... »
CHENNAI, March 28, 2015

Stop using riverbank for garbage transfer

The National Green Tribunal (NGT)-Southern Bench has directed the Chennai Corporation to find an alternative site for a garbage transit station instead of using the Cooum river bank in Nolambur.»
CHENNAI, March 28, 2015

TN opposes Centre’s inaction

A day ahead of an Opposition-backed farmers’ bandh over the Mekedatu row, the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Friday adopted a unanimous resolution, moved by Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, urging the Cent... »
CHENNAI, March 28, 2015

2 IAS officers seek quashing of proceedings

Nearly 19 years after the CB-CID registered a case of alleged corruption against two IAS officers, one of whom has since retired, the accused have moved the Madras High Court seeking to quash the p... »
CHENNAI, March 28, 2015

Two held with fake credit cards

Two chain-snatching offenders who turned tech-savvy and went on a shopping spree with fake credit cards were apprehended.Velmurugan (30), an engineering graduate, and Nagappan (32), a class... »
The cast and crew of ‘Kutram Kadidhal’, which won the National Award for the
best regional film of 2014. Photo: R. Ravindran
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

Kodambakkam dreams: portrait of a shy child actor

Like most people aspiring to make it big in the film industry, Ajay believes it was his impersonation of Rajinikanth that landed him a role in a Tamil film. Having invoked the power of the... »
new start:Baby Ivana Das with her mother—Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

Genetic test helps treat diabetic infant

Three-month-old Ivana Das sleeps peacefully in her mother’s arms unmindful of the attention showered on her on Thursday.She was brought to Chennai last week with high blood sugar levels and... »
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

Short-film festival held

The ninth international short-film festival was held at Shree Annai theatres in Abirami Mega Mall on Wednesday and Thursday.The festival, organised by Don Bosco Insititute of Communication A... »
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

Unpaid charges threaten maintenance of FOBs

The private firm in charge of maintaining five foot over bridges (FOB) in the city has threatened to quit if the State Highways Department does not pay Rs. 70 lakh due to them. The firm has not bee... »
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

Heavy vehicles pose hardship to residents

The formation of the Jawaharlal Nehru Salai on the outskirts of the city has led to boom in commercial activities between Villivakkam and Kolathur during the past few years. The explosion in constr... »

No reprieve for RTO in 2012 accident case

Jayalalithaa strengthens disciplinary panel

AAP demands CBI inquiry into official’s death

HC disposes of Chinese consortium’s plea

Summons issued for former Secretary of School Education

Latha Rajinikanth rejects charges

Dispute over Marina Loop Road continues

NGT wants air horns silenced

CHENNAI, March 28, 2015

From the halls of WCC to Japan

It was a free-wheeling conversation that ensued when Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa, the ambassador of India to Japan, interacted with students of her alma mater, Women’s Christian College.As the chie... »
CHENNAI, March 28, 2015

Turf war in State BJP escalates

The appointment of a new joint organising secretary seems to be the result of a heightening turf war between factions in the Tamil Nadu BJP, with sources indicating that more organisational changes... »
During his speech, Mr. Durai Murugan also wondered why the AIADMK as a political party did not come out in support of the bandh. The Supreme Court has only barred governments from backing bandhs. File photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, March 28, 2015

DMK, AIADMK spar in Assembly

There was a heated exchange of words between DMK member Durai Murugan and the Chief Minister in the Assembly even as the resolution on Mekadatu was being passed.Pointing to the appreciation... »
CHENNAI, March 28, 2015

No reprieve for RTO in 2012 accident case

The Madras High Court has declined to quash the charge memo against a suspended city regional transport officer (RTO), in connection with the death of a class II child, Shruthi, after she slipped t... »
rising stars:The cast and crew of ‘Kutram Kadidhal’, which won the National Award for the best regional film of 2014. (Right) Ajay, who portrays a central character, with his director G. Bramma.—Photos: R. Ravindran
CHENNAI, March 28, 2015

Kodambakkam dreams: portrait of a shy child actor

Like most people aspiring to make it big in the film industry, Ajay believes it was his impersonation of Rajinikanth that landed him a role in a Tamil film.Having invoked the power of the Su... »
A petitioner has alleged the work on Marina Loop Road, by the Chennai Corporation, is in violation of Coastal Regulation Zone rules. Photo: R. Ravindran
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

Dispute over Marina Loop Road continues

The National Green Tribunal (NGT)–Southern Bench has appointed an advocate-commissioner to inspect Marina Loop Road.NGT has asked the official to check if any work is being carried out by t... »
no going back:Hordes of fans gathered in frontof giant screens to catch the India-AustraliaWorld Cup semifinal action but, by evening, their spirits sank —Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

An exciting start, dismal end for city cricket fans

Cricket fans in the city woke up early on a warm Thursday morning to settle down in time for the India–Australia World Cup semifinal match.Memes of employees faking health problems to skip w... »
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

Private tankers checked for chlorine content

Random checks of a few private city tankers transporting drinking water on Thursday revealed zero levels of chlorination.The chlorine level should be a minimum of 0.2 parts per million (ppm/... »
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

Two held with fake credit cards

Two chain-snatching offenders who turned tech-savvy and went on a shopping spree with fake credit cards were apprehended on Wednesday.Velmurugan (30), an engineering graduate, and Nagappan (... »
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

Amphetamine seized

Fifty kg of amphetamine, worth Rs. five crore, was seized by the directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI) in Padianallur. Four persons were arrested on Wednesday, in the connection with the incid... »

Ambiguity over EIA for INO

Sugar industry cries foul over VAT issue

“Benefit of tax exemption should go to film industry”

Turf war in State BJP escalates

Welfare scheme applies to all bonded labourers: HC

Engineering graduate held for peddling drugs

Lifer for three for murdering man using explosives


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