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Towards a seamless commute

The integration of public transport systems, once Chennai Metro and Monorail projects become fully operational, will provide city residents the much-needed last-mile linkage »
The Juna Jain Mandir on Mint Street has intricate artwork in gold, silver and glass — Photo: M. Moorthy

Chennai to get a Golden Temple touch

Specialised artisans from the North will help restore a 100-year-old heritage temple in the city »

Loyola school case: deputy commissioner transferred

The deputy commissioner of police (T. Nagar) P. Pakalavaran was transferred from his post with immediate effect on Friday. The move comes as the police failed to act swiftly on the November... »

Chennai techie murder: Three get life term

Mahila Court Judge S Ananthi pronounced all the three accused —— Ram Mandal, Utam Mandal and Ujjal Mandal of West Bengal —— guilty and sentenced them to life imprisonment »

Chennai may get only light showers today

The city’s prospects of rains are growing thin for this month, with only light showers and a cloudy sky expected on Saturday. According to the meteorological department, a low pressure area... »
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CHENNAI, November 28, 2014

Now, travel from Arakonnam to Velachery without switching trains

Planning to travel from Arakonnam to Velachery? You will not have to switch trains anymore, as the Southern Railway has extended some of the suburban train services till Velachery. <... »
CHENNAI, November 28, 2014

Pull down old buildings: George Town merchants

George Town All Merchants Welfare Association on Thursday demanded the demolition of all dilapidated buildings in the commercial area. Addressing a press conference on Thursday, president of... »
Despite development in Manali, K.K.D. Nagar and Madhavaram, among other areas in the north, there has not been a proportionate increase in MTC services to cater to the population
Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, November 28, 2014

A big fleet of buses, but restricted reach

With its current fleet strength of nearly 4,000, the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) carries more than 50 lakh passengers a day across 800 routes covering a whopping 10 lakh kilometres. »
CHENNAI, November 28, 2014

‘Victims of abuse should be aware of their rights in hospital’

The trauma for a rape victim is often compounded by insensitive responses from medical practitioners. According to Sangeeta Rege of CEHAT, a research centre that works on public health, it i... »
CHENNAI, November 28, 2014

First conviction under POCSO Act

On Thursday, the Mahila Court in Chennai convicted for the first time a 55-year old man under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012 for molesting a 10-year old mentally c... »
(Left to right) Amarprakash Managing Director Aadarsh Kumar Surana,
Union Minister of State for Agriculture Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Worldwide Achievers president B.P. Baranwal and Vinod Vidhuri.
Chennai, November 27, 2014

Chennai-based real estate developer wins award

A real estate developer in South Chennai, has won the “Worldwide Achievers Real Estate Awards 2014” for the “Best Developer - Residential in Southern Region.” Amarprakash Developers MD&n... »
The 18-year-old male elephant went berserk during the morning pooja at a temple inside Sri Ahobila Math — Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, November 27, 2014

Elephant crushes mahout to death in Chennai

An 18-year-old male elephant went berserk and crushed its mahout to death on the premises of Sri Ahobila Math in Selaiyur, on Wednesday.Police sources said the incident occurred during the... »
CHENNAI, November 27, 2014

Chennai's old buildings get a month’s time

Following the collapse of a number of buildings this monsoon, the Chennai Corporation has decided to begin issuing notices to dilapidated buildings, advising owners to either demolish or repair th... »
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

Change in train services

To carry out engineering work in Villupuram yard, the following changes will be made in the pattern of train services on Friday: Partial cancellations Tra... »
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

Australian envoy calls on Prince of Arcot

The Australian High Commissioner to India, Patrick Suckling, called on the Prince of Arcot, Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali recently. Mr. Suckling visited Amir Mahal, the ancestral home of the Prince, du... »

Burglars strike at three different areas

HC frowns on ineffective action taken by officer

Success stories should be told too, says author

Seven Corporation schools to shift to private hands

Police draw a portrait of suspect in harassment case

Here, road space is at a premium

Govt. schools to participate in State-level congress

HC sides with Chennai school on grant disbursement

India accounts for an estimated 11.6 per cent of the burden of neuropsychiatric disorders. File photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, November 28, 2014

‘Community can help mentally ill’

The Mental Health Care Bill is expected to be introduced in the winter session of Parliament. Though psychiatrists have reservations about the aims of the Bill, they are looking forward to a frame... »
Fishermen and activists have resisted the implementation of beautification projects on the eastern part of beaches — Photo: M. Karunakaran
CHENNAI, November 28, 2014

Chennai Corporation to scrap projects on beach sands

Following opposition from environmental activists, the Chennai Corporation on Thursday decided to shelve civic development projects proposed on the city’s beach sands.Speaking at a meeting w... »
S. Venkatraman travelled across the country over the past two years to collect material and photographs for his book — Photo: V. Ganesan
November 28, 2014

An author, yet again, at the age of 91

In the late 1920s, five-year-old S. Venkatraman boarded a train for the first time from Madras to Vijayawada, along with his father. He was smitten. In 1942, he joined the Railways. As a cul... »
Fishermen have been complaining of a drastic fall in catch and reduction in the depth of the lake that causes their boats to get stuck at various points — Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, November 28, 2014

Relief in sight for fishermen of Pulicat

With the IIT-Madras study on the opening of a new mouth at Pulicat lake nearing completion, the waterbody could soon get a fresh lease of life. Due to silting up of the lake mouth, the live... »
Staff of Spencer's outlet cleaning C.P. Ramasamy Road, Abhiramapuram, as part of the Clean India campaign, on Thursday. Photo: G. Ramesh
Chennai, November 27, 2014

Spencer's launches clean-up drive

The staff of Spencer's retail outlets launched a clean-up drive in Abhiramapuram and Mandaveli on Thursday morning as part of the 'Clean India' campaign. Prasad, business manager of the... »
Autorickshaw unions have launched a campaign to persuade drivers to ply by the meter and abide by norms — Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, November 27, 2014

Now, auto fare cards at railway stations

The Chennai traffic police is planning to have autorickshaw fare cards displayed prominently at the city’s railway stations. This is to ensure that those arriving at Chennai Central and Egmore rai... »
CHENNAI, November 27, 2014

Bad blood

In a series of murders that took place over the past two weeks, and which the city police have cracked, many of the suspects have been identified as close relatives of the victims.They comm... »
The Binny Mills is a preferred location for shooting and rehearsals of movies and reality shows — Photo: S.S. Kumar
CHENNAI, November 27, 2014

Chennai’s biggest township to come up at Binny Mills

City-based Binny Ltd is venturing into the real estate space and will be setting up an Integrated Township through development agency model within the Binny Mills complex in Perambur, Chennai. The... »
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

Watch out for hospital-acquired infections: experts

Infections acquired in hospitals have become a major cause for concern around the world. In India however, very few hospitals track infection rates. According to a review of hospital infect... »
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

‘Power tariff hike may hurt industry’

Owners of manufacturing units in Ambattur Industrial Estate that are struggling amid various challenges fear that the proposed power tariff hike will deal them a crippling blow.Spread over... »

Many a hurdle in opening post offices along IT corridor

A centuries-old bond, enshrined in language

The end of the era of puppet masters

Study flags shocking views on rape

CCTV footage crucial in cracking murders

Rains may be back in Chennai on Friday

Students pick up tradition of fabric from waste

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