Medical visas for SAARC countries is the first step in the right direction, feel healthcare providers in the country.
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Medical visas for SAARC countries is the first step in the right direction, feel healthcare providers in the country.

The visa to good health

The government’s recent announcement on relaxed visa norms for patients from SAARC countries is only the first step, say city doctors, stressing on the need for civic infrastructure development and fr... »
The scheme gives consumers the option to link their bank accounts to their LPG IDs through Aadhaar, for subsidy. Photo: M. Prabhu

Many hassles in DBTL scheme

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‘Call autos’ make an entry in Chennai

With mushrooming of call-taxi services, autorickshaw drivers are facing stiff competition »
Rasikas from faraway places who throng the city to enjoy the Margazhi concerts can find a homely place to stay without much trouble. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Hearts and hearths open up to rasikas

Home stay, a phrase commonly associated with tourist destinations, is now in vogue in the city during the December season. Those who throng the city to enjoy the Margazhi concerts and misty... »

Beat officers in Tamil Nadu asked to keep an eye on schools

The advisory from Tamil Nadu DGP comes in the wake of the Peshawar terror attack »

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A win-win for all industry players

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CHENNAI, December 20, 2014

Why spare erring hotels: HC

The Madras High Court has asked officials to explain why restaurants that flout rules and create problems for residents should be allowed to function. The court has directed the Joint Co... »
December 20, 2014

Did India’s first flight soar from Chennai?

This December, the civil aviation scene in India turns 104. While some official records mark December as when civil aviation took off in India, historians point to the fact that the first bi-plane... »
CHENNAI, December 19, 2014

Protesters arrested in front of Kushboo’s house 

The police arrested forty cadres of Tamilaga Munnetra Padai for attempting to stage a demonstration in front of actor-turned-politician Kushboo’s house on Thursday.The cadres were opposed t... »
CHENNAI, December 19, 2014

‘Closing of schools a hurdle for RTE Act’

Even though it has been five years since the enactment of the Rights of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, it has not been implemented in its true spirit, say activists. »
CHENNAI, December 19, 2014

Two-year study to identify threatened forest species

A two-year study to identify threatened species in the State’s forests is nearing completion, R.K. Ojha, chief project director, Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Conservation and Greening Project, said her... »
CHENNAI, December 18, 2014

Fall in female sex ratio worries activists

There has been a decline in female sex ratio at birth in several districts across the State. This is becoming a trend in urban areas like Chennai as well, according to members of Campaign A... »
CHENNAI, December 18, 2014

Over 1,000 officials to shift to Amma Maaligai

Around 1,000 civic body officials are set to shift their work spaces to a new building. The Ripon Buildings annexe, renamed Amma Maaligai, will begin functioning from Pongal.The building wi... »
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CHENNAI, December 17, 2014

Inspired village makes a change

The villagers of Amarambedu on the outskirts of Gummidipoondi, near Chennai, have always taken pride in their jasmine crop.They supply the flowers to the Koyambedu market. But visitors to t... »
CHENNAI, December 17, 2014

Smuggling bid lands duo in Chennai Government Hospital

Two persons were admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital after they had attempted to smuggle gold biscuits into the country by swallowing them. The men — identified as Kama... »

Patient in coma dies at GH

Work on Mudichur power supply station drags on

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From across the seas, a convergence of classical talent

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Pawn broker, three men held for stealing

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CHENNAI, December 20, 2014

‘New Year revelry should end by 1 a.m. in Chennai’

Revellers will have to wind up their celebrations by 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day, the city police has said.With large crowds expected to gather in hotels and resorts, the police has issued gui... »
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Bengaluru child’s heart saves toddler

In another inter-state effort at saving lives, the heart of a two-year-and-ten-month-old Bengaluru boy has saved the life of a young Chennai boy. The organ donor, son of Bengaluru-based tech... »
CHENNAI, December 20, 2014

Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas on Saturday From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Alawarthirunagar: Rajaji St, Indira St, Vanchinathan St, Chidambaranar St, C.V. Koil St,... »
CHENNAI, December 19, 2014

More Corporation schools to have KG

With parents often preferring private schools over those run by the Chennai Corporation, the civic body is considering introducing kindergarten sections in more schools. The educ... »
CHENNAI, December 19, 2014

Insurance scheme funds neurosurgeries

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CHENNAI, December 18, 2014

Exploring nuances of ‘Make in India’

“Make in India should focus not only on bringing industries from outside to set up production units in India, but also on promoting Indian industry,” was the winning argument at the Elihu Yale Int... »
CHENNAI, December 18, 2014

A natural and welcome process: industry

The shutting down of single-screen theatres to make way for malls with multiplexes is a natural step towards building a more viable ecosystem of film distribution and exhibition, say industry insi... »
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Balachander showing signs of improvement: Actor Vivek

Actor Vivek, who visited veteran director K. Balachander on Wednesday at a hospital in Chennai, said the auteur is showing signs of improvement. Mr. Balachander was admitted to Kauvery Ho... »
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Madras High Court orders fresh auction of shops

The Madras High Court on Monday ordered that shops allotted in the Koyambedu wholesale vegetable market complex under the discretionary quota of then Information Minister, who was also the CMDA ch... »
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Balachander in intensive care

Director K. Balachander continues to remain in hospital, after being shifted to the intensive care unit for treatment of urinary tract infection, according to a press release from Kauvery Hospital... »

High Court dismisses petition against Mayor's son

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Power Shutdown

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