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The 60th Railway Week celebrations are being held across the country. An exhibit at the Regional Rail Museum in Chennai. Photo: K. Pichumani
The 60th Railway Week celebrations are being held across the country. An exhibit at the Regional Rail Museum in Chennai. Photo: K. Pichumani

Celebrating the Railways

Over 100 years after the first train chugged along the rails, Indian Railways began celebrating April 10 to 16 as Railway Week. »
Dr. K Sankaranarayanan

Decades-old musical notes find life in new album

Tiruvempavai and Tirupalliezhuchi sung by Saivite minstrel Manickavasagar can be the last religious works one will associate with Srivilliputhur, one of the 108 Vaishnavite shrines, and the birth... »

BIS seizes bubbletops with expired licences

A team of officials from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), southern region, seized 20-litre bubble tops filled with drinking water bearing ISI mark, despite an expired licence.During a r... »

Find mechanism to reduce cost of solar power: Abdul Kalam

“To find answers for the energy crisis, young scientists should innovate new cost-effective mechanisms to tap more solar energy,” said former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. He advocated a national... »

FIR against IAS officer in Chennai for cheating

The Central Crime Branch of the city police has registered a case of cheating against a serving IAS officer attached to State Transport Department and his aide. The officer and his secre... »
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CHENNAI, April 18, 2015

Government to step up vigilance on spurious drugs

The Government of India is stepping up its vigilance on spurious drugs by increasing the number of drug inspectors and the punishment for offenses.The aim is to have one drug inspector for e... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2015

Two held for 20-year-old murders

What unfolded at Korukkupet this week, resembled scenes from a crime thriller — with cold-blooded killings and meticulous disposal of the corpses, not to mention vendetta.At Korukkupet polic... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2015

Students to get provisional marksheets on results day

From this year onwards, students will not have to struggle to get their mark lists attested by their schools.Instead, the Department of Government Examinations will issue provisional markshe... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2015

ITIs moved to Ministry of Skill Development

Industrial Training Institutes in the country that were so far under the Ministry of Labour have been transferred to the Department of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.An order to this... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2015

Karunanidhi slams Sena protest, spurns ‘thaali’ removal

While condemning the Shiv Sena for trespassing into Periyar Thidal, the headquarters of Dravidar Kazhagam (DK), DMK leader M. Karunanidhi distanced himself from the ‘thaali’ removal protest organis... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2015

With eye on national media, Tamil parties go English

Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder S. Ramadoss is wont to issue statements almost every day with a view to ensuring that the party is under the media spotlight. And a unique feature of his stateme... »
Genius discovered:Sir C.V. Raman (second from right) with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at his laboratory in Bangalore, in 1960 —The Hindu Archives
Chennai, April 18, 2015

Unveiling of the Nobel laureate

Nobel laureate Sir C.V. Raman made national headlines on Tuesday with news of Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifting German Chancellor Angela Merkel reproductions of his manuscripts.However, n... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2015

New research to combat heart diseases

In an attempt to treat heart diseases using traditional methods and also study if genetic abnormalities can cause such diseases, Frontier Lifeline Hospital and Moscow-based The Institute for Athero... »
CHENNAI, April 17, 2015

Celebrating the Railways

April 16 has a special significance for everybody who has ever ridden a train in the country.It was at 3.35p.m on April 16, 1853, the first train on Indian tracks began its journey from Than... »
CHENNAI, April 17, 2015

New research to combat heart diseases

In an attempt to treat heart diseases using traditional methods and also study if genetic abnormalities can cause such diseases, Frontier Lifeline Hospital and Moscow-based The Institute for Athero... »

No more Tamil film DVDs at Burma Bazaar

Police detain protesters

HC seeks report on speed governors in omnibuses

Court moved to perform puja

Compulsory Tamil tough: CBSE schools

‘Australia committed to ties with city’

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Tackling bullying through democracy

On a high:Fans on social media too were constantly tweeting good things about the film—Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, April 18, 2015

Chennaiites give OKK a thumbs up

Mani Ratnam’s ‘Ok Kanmani’, featuring Dulquer Salman and Nithya Menen, has managed to generate a buzz from the public on the day of its release on Friday. With some of Mani Ratnam’s films not doing... »
CHENNAI: , April 18, 2015

Pallavaram civic body retrieves land

In yet another crackdown on encroachments, the Pallavaram Municipality retrieved a plot of land worth more than Rs.12 crore recently. The municipal officials removed a godown and a cultivation of p... »
Chennai, April 18, 2015

“Cheques bounced”

Sources with the CCB said an FIR has been registered against Deputy Secretary of Transport V. Mohanraj, (conferred IAS), and his personal secretary (not official) S. Selva Kumar following direction... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2015

NCST meets families of firing victims

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) on Friday said it would get justice for those who killed in police firing in Tirupati on April 7 for alleged red sanders smuggling.Ravi Th... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2015

HC allows petitioner to implead Minister in a case

The Madras High Court has allowed a petitioner to implead State Health Minister C. Vijayabhaskar in a case for allegedly helping an accused person avoid imprisonment by getting himself admitted in... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2015

‘Acting process can be taught’

Cinematographer Rajiv Menon may have consciously stayed away from Tamil cinema, but alumni from his film school, Mindscreen Film Institute, are keeping him in the spotlight.Recently, ... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2015

HC seeks report on speed governors in omnibuses

Even as the Transport Department stated that speed governors have been installed in almost all omnibuses in the State, the Madras High Court directed the government to verify the vehicles and file... »
The road, previously dug up in 2010 for laying of a drainage network, was re-paved only in July last year after a gap of more than three years -- Photo: V. Ganesan
CHENNAI, April 17, 2015

New roads get the axe

When K.K.R. Nagar in Madhavaram got new roads, the joy of its residents was short-lived. In no time, Chennai Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) dug up the newly-laid roads to la... »
genius discovered:Sir C.V. Raman (second from right) with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at his laboratory in Bangalore, in 1960 —The Hindu Archives
April 17, 2015

The unveiling of the Nobel laureate

Nobel laureate Sir C.V. Raman made national headlines on Tuesday with news of Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifting German Chancellor Angela Merkel reproductions of his manuscripts.However, n... »
Rajiv Menon’s film institute recently introduced a six-month intensive acting course
CHENNAI, April 17, 2015

‘Acting process can be taught’

Cinematographer Rajiv Menon may have consciously stayed away from Tamil cinema, but alumni from his film school, Mindscreen Film Institute, are keeping him in the spotlight.Recently, ... »

Motorists may have to pay congestion tax soon

Hijacked lorry recovered

HC nod for TPDK to conduct meeting

Machine may replace manpower for pothole repairs on roads

Decks cleared for release of Uttama Villain on May 1

Australia to take part in Global Investors’ Meet

More post offices to offer ambulance parking

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