Actors turned in large numbers to show their support to Jayalalithaa -- Photo: K. Pichumani
THE HINDU Actors turned in large numbers to show their support to Jayalalithaa -- Photo: K. Pichumani

Film fraternity shows solidarity with jailed leader

Members of the Tamil film fraternity, minus four of its big stars, held a day-long fast in support of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who was recently convicted in the disproportionate assets... »
Jayalalithaa's bail application and appeal against the Special Court order will be taken up at 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. File photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Special sitting to hear Jayalalithaa’s bail plea today

Earlier, the Karnataka High Court had adjourned the matter to October 6 on Tuesday morning. »
Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan, left, and Varsha Gautam

Asian Games sailing: Chennai girls make history

Chennai girls Varsha Gautam, 16, and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan, 18, made history on Tuesday by becoming the first Indian women to win a sailing medal at the Asian Games.They took the bronze... »

Chennai Corporation’s new policy aims at zero pedestrian fatalities

The Chennai Corporation Council on Tuesday approved a non-motorised transport (NMT) policy to promote walking, cycling, cycle rickshaws, pushcarts and other forms of mobility powered by humans.»

Roads named after people to be reviewed

Roads named after individuals without approval from the government will soon be renamed. Following a resolution by the Chennai Corporation Council on Tuesday, more than 30,000 roads are unde... »

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CHENNAI, September 30, 2014

Fast, demos mark protest against Jayalalithaa conviction

Agitators condemning the conviction of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minsiter Jayalaithaa in the disproportionate wealth case gathered in different parts of the city from 9 a.m. onwards. The T... »
Jiiva says Yaan is a ‘Bourne kind of film’ that makes a larger point about human rights violations
CHENNAI, September 30, 2014

Quality over quantity is Jiiva’s new watchword

With the Tamil film industry in a state of flux, actor Jiiva wants to play the waiting game. This Friday, his Yaan, which also happens to be the directorial debut of celebrated cinem... »
Bus was burnt by miscreants at Kamallai Street in Kancheepuram. Photo. D. Gopalakrishnan
KANCHEEPURAM, September 30, 2014

Bus burning case: man and wife arrested

Seven persons have been arrested in connection with a bus burning incident that took place in Kancheepuram following the conviction of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday.The poli... »
Jaswant Singh has grown 55 varieties of herbs, apart from other plants and trees, on his rooftop garden in Mogappair. He received an award from the Chennai Corporation for the best garden at home — Photo: K. Pichumani
September 30, 2014

Residents to create rooftop gardens across Chennai

Jaswant Singh (50) has managed to cultivate 1,000 species of fruits, flowers and medicinal herbs at home. Months after he received an award from the Chennai Corporation, for the best garden... »
CHENNAI, September 29, 2014

Up & About: Watch what you eat? Maybe, not always

Lalitha Rajaram and her husband have dined at restaurants several times, like most people. But, for the first time on October 7, they will not be able to see what they eat. “We will be blin... »
CHENNAI, September 29, 2014

Service class at greater risk

The service class in Chennai is at greater risk of heart attacks, a recent study revealed. According to the study conducted by Metropolis Healthcare Limited, ahead of World Heart Day, hecti... »
CHENNAI, September 29, 2014

Meat, milk and veggie prices tank in Chennai

Most traders at the Koyambedu market reported losses on Sunday.“Usually, on Sundays, the crowd here is larger than on other days as many people come to buy vegetables for the whole week. To... »
The Officers’ Colony playground is in bad shape and awaits upgradation into a sports complex. — Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, September 29, 2014

Anna Nagar’s long wait for a sports complex

Every morning, hundreds of fitness and sports enthusiasts congregate on a ground in Anna Nagar Western Extension. But, all that the facility has to offer them is a walkers’ path and some benches.... »
Fountains and waterbodies have been created inside the aviary to give it a more natural feel
September 29, 2014

Vandalur Zoo builds fancy bird house with a walk-through

Next time you visit Vandalur zoo, do not miss the walk-through aviary, a renovated bird house that has been recently opened.So, what is special about this place? For one, there are all kinds... »
A police bus blocks entrance to Avvai Shanmugam Salai, near the residence of DMK chief Karunanidhi - Photo: M. Vedhan
CHENNAI, September 29, 2014

City’s peaceful, but quiet

Normalcy returned to the city on Sunday, after the anxiety caused by the sporadic clashes and subsequent shutdown of Saturday. The presence of police patrol vehicles at important junctions since S... »

T.M. Krishna honoured

AIADMK-DMK men clash

Amma canteens continued to cater to city

Karunanidhi’s Gopalapuram residence attacked

Graduates to get a high-tech boost

Institute guides youth on livelihood in fishing

Workshop comes up with resolutions for women safety

Recalling the death of a cleaner

Commuters fume over delay at Egmore

The match between Sita Bai of Tanjore and Kamala Bai of Malabar saw enthusiastic crowds but also led to controversy.
CHENNAI, September 30, 2014

When a duo punched above their weight

Sunday was a fine day for Indian women’s boxing at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon. Olympic bronze-medallist M. C. Mary Kom, L. Sarita Devi and Pooja Rani entered the semi-finals, assuring medals... »
September 30, 2014

On the move: Civil Aviation Ministry to strategise on improving city airport

The Union civil aviation ministry will soon formulate a new strategy to improve conditions at Chennai airport, said P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union minister for civil aviation, on Monday.  »
A group of AIADMK party cadre observed a token fast at Anna Square on Monday morning — Photo: G. Sribharath
, September 30, 2014

AIADMK plans protests

Sympathisers of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who was convicted in a disproportionate assets case by a Bangalore special court on Saturday, have planned a series of protests and token fasts... »
September 29, 2014

Up & About: Catching up with on-road fashion, decades later

Racers and automobile lovers are a niche group. For those who love to wear the spirit of motoring, this can be termed the ‘golden age’. Casual wear beaming images and design sketches of moto... »
CHENNAI, September 29, 2014

Marathoners’ food goes to the needy

Over 6,000 food packets, meant for the runners of the ‘Dusk to Dawn’ marathon that was to be held on Saturday night, were distributed to the needy, after the organisers spread the news via popular... »
CHENNAI, September 29, 2014

Early diagnosis of heart ailments crucial

In school, Dinesh Damodaran did not have too many friends. “Every day, while the other children would run out to play, I would be left alone in the classroom. I was constantly taking leave... »
CHENNAI, September 29, 2014

Hotels, eateries in Chennai wear deserted look

Even though peace was restored in Chennai by Sunday morning, few risked going out. Most restaurants reported poor sales. Many people, who had a special occasion to celebrate, opted to stay... »
CHENNAI, September 29, 2014

Chennai to host giant e-commerce warehouses

E-tailing rivals Flipkart and Amazon are aggressively looking for land in the Sriperambudur and Red Hills area on the outskirts of the city to house their warehouses. Real estate analysts e... »
Most of the patients at the camp were women and children and many had lost several members of their families
CHENNAI, September 29, 2014

City doctors return from Kashmir

The whole of central Srinagar was still under water, when four doctors from Chennai went to Kashmir, last week, to help with relief efforts in the flood-hit State. “It was terrible. There w... »
Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju talks to passengers at the airport
CHENNAI, September 29, 2014

Minister suggests more lung space for Chennai airport

The Chennai airport could do with some lung space, the Union Minister for Civil Aviation has told airport authorities. He has also suggested that a horticulturist be appointed for the same. »

65-year-old man kills self over conviction

Public meetings cancelled

Chennai comes to a standstill

Fireworks industry seeks curbs on imported crackers

Test for Ebola proves negative

Building a business, with grit and self-reliance

Festival bonanza as gold prices dip

CM inaugurates four Amma canteens

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Get a taste of Sindhi delicacies at Shri Siddhi Vinayak Sweets, which has outlets in Kilpauk and Egmore »

September 18, 2014 Tangedco has planned to carry out an emergency shutdown at MRC Nagar substation between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday for replacement of breakers. The area... »