Police sources say that the suspect had easy access into the house and seemed to have known the victim
– Photo: Special Arrangement
Police sources say that the suspect had easy access into the house and seemed to have known the victim – Photo: Special Arrangement

Choolai murder: CCTV images provide breakthrough

A man is seen entering the house where 48-year-old Manju Devi lived and was murdered on Friday »
The blacking out of Chennai Mayor Saidai Duraisamy’s name on a party banner near Teynampet sparked fresh rumours — Photo: V. Ganesan.

Chennai Mayor’s name blacked out on party banners

Partial black out of AIADMK party banners carrying the name of Chennai Mayor Saidai Duraisamy on Sunday fuelled yet another round of speculation among Chennai Corporation officials and residents.»

Student drowns, another goes missing off Marina beach

Vishal, a Class XII student from Thiruverkadu had come to attend a motivational lecture for students at Triplicane »

A legacy crumbles, brick by brick

Experts feel that Chennai lags when compared to most Indian cities when it comes to conservation of heritage structures »

Residents frequent post offices in search of stamps

Over the past month, many customers have been forced to visit post offices quite a few times to buy stamps and envelopes or have had to opt for speed post as there is a severe shortage of stamps i... »

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(From left) N. Kamakodi, MD and CEO of City Union Bank, R. Gandhi of the RBI, former RBI governor C. Rangarajan and S. Balasubramanian, chairman, City Union Bank at the 110th foundation day of the bank. Photo. M. Moorthy
CHENNAI, November 24, 2014

‘Identifying shadow banking activities is a tough task’

The City Union Bank on Sunday launched a mobile app to help customers locate the nearest Automated Teller Machine and bank branch. At the function to mark the 110 Foundation Day of the bank... »
CHENNAI, November 24, 2014

‘Persons with epilepsy can lead normal lives’

Persons with epilepsy are often scared to lead normal lives. It is important for them to realise that it is possible to lead a normal life with proper management of the disease, said doctors and e... »
CHENNAI, November 24, 2014

New rates soon on Aavin covers

In the past few weeks, Aavin milk buyers have been receiving packets with both the old and revised prices printed on them, much to their surprise. “My neighbour gets packets with different rates o... »
CHENNAI, November 23, 2014

Health Hub: Watch out for shortness of breath

If you are over 40 and experience breathlessness, doctors suggest that you have a spirometry test to rule out the possibility of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).“Although the e... »
CHENNAI, November 23, 2014

The long gap to landing a job in Chennai

Eight out of ten students aged between 18 and 21 in Chennai are unemployable, a recent study reveals. Strangely, once they touch 30 years, aspirants’ employability appears to go up, with... »
Tun Naing Oo, Nyi Nyi and Zaw Naing Oo left their home in Yangon for fishing last October, and were lost in the sea and later confined in prison — Photo: V. Ganesan
CHENNAI, November 23, 2014

Myanmar’s fishermen head home

For three Myanmarese fishermen, who had survived 40 days at sea on a small bamboo raft and a month-long jail term, the agonising wait to return home is finally over. Tun Naing Oo (35), Nyi N... »
Work on the Kodambakkam bridge began on Monday - Photo: M. Vedhan
CHENNAI, November 22, 2014

Motorists fume as Kodambakkam bridge work holds up traffic

T. Nagar, the bustling shopping hub, has become more of a maze than usual after traffic diversions were implemented earlier this week to enable strengthening work on Kodambakkam bridge.Many... »
Officials said a damaged sewage pipeline was likely to have caused the damage — Photo: M. Vedhan
CHENNAI, November 22, 2014

Yet another bus route road caves in

Bus route roads continue to cave in, posing risks to motorists in various parts of the city.After damage to roads in Perambur, T. Nagar and K.K. Nagar, a portion of Deputy Mayor Kabalamoort... »
Pulapre Balakrishnan (right), of Centre For Development Studies, delivered The Malcolm Adiseshiah Lecture — Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
CHENNAI, November 22, 2014

‘Slowing economic growth not backed by evidence’

The low growth and higher inflation prevailing in India after 2008 cannot be attributed to external factors such as global economic slowdown alone, as India’s growth rate slowed down more than othe... »
CHENNAI, November 21, 2014

Tinsel Town: Finding a way around censorship

David Fincher’s Gone Girl opened in America to rave reviews from fans and critics alike.Back home in India, though film buffs were visibly excited about the film’s release, there rem... »

P.T. instructor beaten up over corporal punishment claims

Chennai Corporation to take over 1 lakh sq. m. private land, widen roads

Road in K.K. Nagar collapses again

Centre gives in-principle nod for Chennai monorail project

Care the newborn like Kangaroo

Hop off the Metro, hop on to MTC bus

Police Patrol: The policeman’s guide to crisis control on streets

Waiting for the signal? Hang on

CHENNAI, November 24, 2014

Hundreds run for an inclusive society

On Sunday morning, hundreds of people gathered at the Marina Beach to run for a cause – bringing excluded communities into the mainstream. The homeless, the disabled, people affected with H... »
Over 2,000 students participated in the walk. Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, November 24, 2014

Towards safer travel

When and where are women harassed the most in the city? Many women feel it is while travelling on public transport. This was the outcome of a six-month-long survey by Survival Instincts, an... »
Photos: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, November 23, 2014

Chennai sees first dusk-to-dawn marathon

Island grounds on Saturday night found a crowd of thousands gathered to run for a cause as part of the city’s very first dusk-to-dawn marathon. The initiative, conceived to increase awarenes... »
November 23, 2014

Tube watch: RJ’s videos present snapshots of issues

Popular radio jockey Balaji is working on creating short videos on contemporary issues, which will be uploaded on his YouTube channel, ‘Panjumittai Productions’. So far, he has uploaded two... »
Saidai Duraisamy
CHENNAI, November 23, 2014

Rumours of Mayor’s quitting spark flurry of calls

Rumours circulating throughout the day of the impending resignation of Chennai Mayor Saidai Duraisamy fuelled a flurry of phone calls to the Corporation offices on Saturday. While the rumou... »
CHENNAI, November 23, 2014

7 days, 9 murders: is Chennai safe?

Nine murders, including four for gain, in the last one week alone have sent shockwaves among residents of the city. Is this city safe anymore, residents wonder, and question the efficacy of polici... »
CHENNAI, November 22, 2014

Corporation seeks 30 days for work

Resuming work on Kodambakkam Bridge on Monday, Chennai Corporation has asked the Traffic Police for permission to complete the work in 30 days. Challenges in completing the Railways’ portio... »
Founder Gulika Reddy (in picture) is hoping to effect attitudinal changes, through sessions in activity and art — Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
CHENNAI, November 22, 2014

Towards countering gendered designs

How do you counter the messages of gender stereotypes, violent imagery and set ideas on sexuality and identity that are constantly bombarding your children, through media and in social circles? »
November 22, 2014

Health Hub: Nephrology study throws up rising risk among young

A pilot programme to study the risk of kidney disease in just over 2,000 students of colleges in and around Chennai has showed a disconcerting constellation of risk factors for chronic disease in t... »
Kalaiarasan (in white) with actor Karthi in the movie ‘Madras’
November 21, 2014

Tinsel Town: Kalaiarasan opts for content over hero roles

Actor Kalaiarasan has emerged as a promising young actor in recent times after starring in a couple of critically-acclaimed films such as Madhayanai Koottam and Madras.The acto... »

DMK demands CBI inquiry into transfer

Two women die after attacks at home

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Ministry nod for Chennai Monorail

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