Kalaignar Karunanidhi Salai has shrunk to a two-lane facility due to to incomplete work on a bridge across South Buckingham canal
Photo: M. Karunakaran
The Hindu Kalaignar Karunanidhi Salai has shrunk to a two-lane facility due to to incomplete work on a bridge across South Buckingham canal Photo: M. Karunakaran

Idling works block ways

Friends of Chennai, a social initiative, was The Hindu’s gift to the city on its 375th birthday. FoC seeks to serve as a vehicle for residents’ hopes and concerns about the city. Today’s column visits... »

Centre gives in-principle nod for Chennai monorail project

The Ministry of Urban Development has given its ‘in-principle’ approval for the Chennai Monorail Project Phase-1. »
This is the second time this month portions of Anna Main Road in K.K. Nagar have collapsed — Photo: K. Pichumani

Road in K.K. Nagar collapses again

For the second time this month, portions of Anna Main Road in K.K. Nagar collapsed in two places on Thursday, posing a threat to motorists. Traffic on the busy stretch worsened a... »
Kalaiarasan (in white) with actor Karthi in the movie ‘Madras’

Tinsel Town: Kalaiarasan opts for content over hero roles

The young actor is in much demand after positive mainstream reviews for his roles in Madhayanai Koottam and Madras »
S. Pushparani was responding well to treatment, but her condition deteriorated a few days ago

Two women die after attacks at home

90-year-old was robbed of gold jewellery a fortnight ago; passed away yesterday »

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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... »
CHENNAI, November 21, 2014

DMK demands CBI inquiry into transfer

Councillors of DMK on Thursday demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into allegations pertaining to the transfer of IAS officer Pingale Vijay Maruti. Councillors walked out of the meeti... »
NEW DELHI, November 20, 2014

Ministry nod for Chennai Monorail

The Ministry of Urban Development has given ‘in-principle’ approval for the Chennai Monorail Project (CMP) Phase-1.According to officials of the Ministry, Monorail services will be provided... »
Many MRTS stations are deserted due to the lack of adequate connectivity — Photo: M. Karunakaran
CHENNAI, November 20, 2014

MRTS stations yet to get feeder service

Poor connectivity is one among the reasons many of the 18 Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) stations in the city have less patronage.Frequent commuters want the Metropolitan Transport Corpor... »
November 20, 2014

Police Patrol:: Cutting-edge tech to stay up-to-date

Hello control room, Over!’ Kollywood has, time and again, depicted alarmed policemen shouting out these words while warning higher-ups of mob violence through walkie-talkies. But in reality,... »
Producer Elred Kumar is thinking of serving a legal notice on filmmaker Ravi K. Chandran for plagiarism
CHENNAI, November 20, 2014

Claims of plagiarism pile on Kollywood

The Tamil film industry has aggressively fought the issue of piracy, with some degree of success. But, the issue of plagiarism within its own ranks has not been taken seriously enough. In th... »
Three techies returning from night shift died on the spot when the driver of their office vehicle (above) lost control while negotiating a turn and rammed into a tree on GST Road near Pallavaram — Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, November 19, 2014

Three BPO staff killed in road accident near Pallavaram

Six men were killed in separate accidents in different parts of the city on Wednesday morning. While three young employees of a BPO died when their office vehicle rammed a tree on GST Ro... »
Vidya, the elusive tiger which was trapped and kept in an enclosure at Vandalur near Chennai. Photo: S. R. Raghunathan
CHENNAI, November 18, 2014

Vandalur zoo’s errant tigress trapped

Vandalur zoo authorities on Tuesday heaved a sigh of relief when the tigress Vidya was finally captured with a trap inside the animal house early in the morning. K.S.S.V.P. Reddy, zoo dir... »
Rajinikanth with Anushka Shetty (left) and Sonakshi Sinha at the audio launch of Lingaa — Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, November 17, 2014

Lingaa audio launch: A touch of the Superstar magic

With Lingaa, actor Rajinikanth will mark his return to the big screen after a gap of four years since the release of Enthiran. Lingaa will also be Rajinikanth’s first live action fil... »  
Two men got trapped under the rubble and could not be saved. Firemen managed to rescue Raji (above) from under the debris — Photo: M. Moorthy
CHENNAI, November 17, 2014

Two killed in wall collapse in Kothawal Chavadi market

Two men died, while another was rescued when a godown collapsed on Malaya Perumal Street in Kothawal Chavadi market on Sunday Night. Kumar (50) and Netaji Subhash (25) were trapped under th... »

Search on at Vandalur zoo for errant tigress

Holiday for educational institutions in Chennai

Unscheduled power cuts hassle residents in peripheral areas

Better lighting for crowded public spaces

Property registrations yet to look up

Wigneswaran seeks Indian help to end militarisation

Thematic prehistoric park to come up in Poondi soon

Patients probably contracted Hepatitis C at Stanley Hospital: report

CHENNAI, November 21, 2014

P.T. instructor beaten up over corporal punishment claims

It was a day of high drama at Loyola Matriculation School in Kodambakkam on Thursday after a physical training (P.T.) instructor was allegedly attacked on campus by some persons. »
Private land along Santhome High Road will be acquired to increase its width — Photo: M. Vedhan
CHENNAI, November 21, 2014

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

The Chennai Corporation has identified 1.12 lakh sq. m. of private land and a number of notified open spaces along 11 city roads, for widening them.The Corporation Council on Thursday passed... »
A woman with her child at the 'Kangaroo Mother Care Ward in Chennai on Wednesday.Photo: V.Ganesan
CHENNAI, November 20, 2014

Care for the newborn like a Kangaroo

If your newborn is small or sick, you can hold the diapered baby to the bare chest with a blanket draped over the baby’s back. Both mother and father can do it. That’s Kangaroo care for premature... »
CHENNAI, November 20, 2014

Hop off the Metro, hop on to MTC bus

Early next year, after Chennai Metro becomes operational, you will not have to bargain with autorickshaw drivers to get home after exiting a Metro station. You can simply hop into a Metropo... »
November 20, 2014

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

A disruption of law and order on the streets can frighten residents in addition to affecting business and causing traffic logjams. How do police personnel, who are often in the thick of the... »
CHENNAI, November 20, 2014

Waiting for the signal? Hang on

If pothole-ridden roads are the most common obstacle motorists on Chennai roads have to overcome, non-functional traffic signals and the attendant chaos come a close second.The city’s traff... »
CHENNAI, November 18, 2014

Concern over German language decision in KVs

The recent decision by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan to scrap German as a third language in Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) schools has raised a lot of concern among parents in the city. They... »
November 17, 2014

Do you know how to report sexual harassment in the workplace?

The Vishaka Guidelines against sexual harassment at the workplace place the onus on the employer to prevent sexual harassment. It emphasises the need for awareness and cautions against further vic... »
Though the cost of a few vegetables, including potato, carrot and beans, has come down in the wholesale market, it will take a while for the dip to reflect in retail prices -- Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, November 17, 2014

Rains subside but veggie, fish prices high

This batch of monsoon rains may have subsidised. But the after-effect of the rains on the cost of vegetables and seafood may take longer to die down.Most vegetables, except for onions and t... »
Chennai's auto woes may not be a simple pricing problem, but a system problem.
November 15, 2014


What is the economics behind the autorickshaw trade in Chennai? Who gains, who loses? To find out, we followed one driver – from the day he went to buy an autorickshaw and waited outside the RTO t... »

Engineering heritage centre opened

Corporation to set up 60 centres to issue Aadhaar cards

Wildlife institute nears completion

Special trains for Sabarimala season

It’s a boy: Vandalur zoo welcomes third hippo calf

Groups seeks ban on SL cricket team

Birds move on to greener pastures

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