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Chennai Monorail to be restructured

The State government has decided to restructure the Chennai Monorail project to attract potential developers for implementation under public-private partnership. »
Most of the IT corridor's water needs are met by water tankers Photo: M. Karunakaran

An end to water woes?

In the last decade, the number of people living along the Rajiv Gandhi Salai and East Coast Road has doubled. With more companies eyeing the IT corridor, Chennai Metrowater is proposing to develop... »
The Nilgiris outlet, run by a franchise, gave up their space on R.K. Salai as the rent was too high. File Photo

As the old gives way, fond memories remain

Nilgiris, a popular landmark on R.K. Salai, has been replaced by another supermarket chain »
There is a large untapped potential in India for organic clothing, say industry experts. Photo: Ethicus

Hot off the rack: organic cotton clothing

Hand-spun, naturally-dyed and directly-sourced garments gain popularity »
A firm based in Coimbatore has made ‘Ranadheeran’ as a tribute to recent release ‘Kochadaiiyaan’.

Locally-made animation film captures imagination

At a time when filmmakers and producers are talking about the huge budgets for animation work in movies, a group of techies have proved that quality is achievable using low-cost open source softwa... »
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The building of a government primary school will also be demolished to make for the road. Photo: M. Karunakaran.
CHENNAI, July 23, 2014

Rs. 204 crore for ECR-OMR link road

A new link road between East Coast Road (ECR) and Rajiv Gandhi Salai or Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), spanning only 1.4 km, will be a reality shortly, with the State government sanctioning funds .... »
July 21, 2014

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CHENNAI, July 20, 2014

Exploring new frontiers in medical imaging, physiology

Madras Medical Mission (MMM) will soon launch a centre of excellence in imaging, physiology and structural intervention. There are only three-four such centres in the Asia-Pacific region, i... »
CHENNAI, July 20, 2014

U.S. varsity considers tie-up with IIT-M in sports analytics

The College of Business at the University of South Florida (USF) is exploring the option of a tie-up with Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, for a programme in sports and entertainment analyt... »
CHENNAI, July 20, 2014

Car accident, one dead

A car driven by a 28-year-old man ran amok on Besant Avenue Road in Besant Nagar on Friday night, knocking down a motorcyclist. The car driver died later of injuries sustained. His passenge... »
CHENNAI, July 20, 2014

4 surrender after killing man

A 32-year-old man was beaten to death by four men, on Friday night in Tiruvottiyur, following a longstanding rivalry. The assailants surrendered to the police later.The deceased was... »
The group has a healthy mix of programmes involving work, study, play, adventure and service. Photos: Special Arrangement
Chennai, July 19, 2014

Party time for Mylapore scout group

The distance between Chennai and Singapore has never deterred R. Ravishankar from attending the meeting of the Prathap Scout Group, held once in three or four months in the city. He join... »
working shoulder to shoulder: Khirod Jena and Niranjan helped the Health Department collect information from the injured labourers. Photo: M. Karunakaran
Chennai, July 19, 2014

They reached out to their brothers, sisters

The news of the building collapse in Moulivakkam hit Khirod Jena hard, because he realised many working at the site were from his home-town. As a cultural representative of the Oriya government in... »
CHENNAI, July 19, 2014

Government to drop legal action against IIT-M

The State government has decided to drop legal action against the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) for its delay in obtaining environment clearances for constructions on its campus. T... »
CHENNAI, July 16, 2014

Boost to housing, infrastructure in Chennai

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday unveiled new housing and infrastructure projects at a cost of over Rs 1000 crore mainly for Chennai. The projects include a 222-acre self-sufficient... »

Cash and jewels safe, SBI assures customers

Fire breaks out in SBI main branch building

Thumbs up for Braille press, not much else

Labour strike fuels delay in LPG cylinder supply

Experts converge at ophthalmology event

PG medicos meet minister

18 of 27 injured discharged

Organisations demand ban on child labour up to 18 years

New BRTS plan on the anvil

Madras Week: Gandhi Nagar weighs in with a heritage walk

Chennai, July 22, 2014

Snag delays train on Tambaram-Beach route for an hour

Passengers were stranded for one hour in the Tambaram to Beach route due to a technical snag at Chromepet station. According to railway sources, the problem occurred after a bill board... »
Blossom Kocchar has been instrumental in popularising aromatherapy through her 25 year-research in aromatherapy and herbalism
July 20, 2014

In full Blossom

“Beauty comes from within. To me beauty is holistic,” says beauty expert and aromatherapy specialist Blossom Kochhar, whose radiant face does not reveal how many decades have gone by. She has been... »
CHENNAI, July 20, 2014

Chennai may simmer down today

The past week of hot and unpleasant weather may end on a cooler note.With the southwest monsoon picking up pace in neighbouring states this week, cool weather in Chennai may prevail on Sund... »
CHENNAI, July 20, 2014

Lack of empathy a heavy cross to bear for disabled

For the disabled, the deepest cut is the lack of empathy.In 2012, following a Madras High Court intervention, ten MTC buses were fitted with special hydraulic lifts to allow wheelchairs. But... »
CHENNAI, July 20, 2014

Civic body seals 20 shops

The civic body on Saturday sealed 20 shops that were operating without trade licences, in north Chennai. The Chennai Corporation will conduct door-to-door verification to identify traders w... »
Karumariyamman Koil Street, Taramani . Photo: M. Karunakaran
Chennai, July 19, 2014

DOWN DUSTY ROADS

When it comes to sewerage and supply of metro water, residents of Mahatma Gandhi Nagar and Thanti Periyar Nagar in Taramani have little to complain about. Pipelines for both were laid nearly thr... »
Winning combo: South Indian snack make best accompaniments to the cold filter coffee here. Kaapi Cheenu at Manjakuppam, Muttukadu
Photos: M. karunakaran
Chennai, July 19, 2014

Twist to traditional treats

You don’t mess around with the taste of the traditional filter coffee. But if you do, , it better turn out to be a great brew. Kaapicheenu, located in Alwarpet and ECR, took that risk and... »
FROM TINSEL TOWN: Anusha Swamy has worked with choreographers like Prabhu Deva, Lawrence, Raju Sundaram and Brinda. Photo: Vikas Vasu
Chennai, July 19, 2014

Shooting to fame

Anusha Swamy has earned many admirers because of her Youtube videos. However, boys are hesitant to approach her because of her “Why Me” video, which is about ‘Sexual Abuse of Women’. “In the video... »
CHENNAI, July 18, 2014

No pickup facility outside domestic arrival hall of airport

Passengers arriving at the domestic arrival hall of the Chennai airport are being deprived of the luxury of getting picked up by cars in view of a sudden change in the traffic pattern for a few da... »
CHENNAI, July 14, 2014

Crackdown on illegal tapping of groundwater

In a step towards conserving groundwater resources, Poonamallee municipality recently launched a drive to curb illegal tapping of water from borewells for commercial use. Poonamallee and Seneerkup... »

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17 bonded labourers rescued

2 policemen suspended for misconduct

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