Study flags shocking views on rape

In a survey of about 7,600 residents conducted recently by a private hospital, 65 per cent of the respondents had no clear understanding of rape, saying the act is ‘impossible without a woman’s coo... »

Seven Corporation schools to shift to private hands

Facilities and infrastructure at the schools will be on a par with private schools’, with all students receiving education free of cost »
Sudha Menon, co-author of recently-released ‘Gifted’, has recorded the stories of persons with disabilities in their own voices — Photo: Special Arrangement

Success stories should be told too, says author

“Don’t call me a differently-abled person. Call me Siddharth,” says Siddharth Jayakumar, when he is referred to as a person with disabilities. He is quick to add that he does not want people... »
Most performers agree that television played a crucial role in ending people’s fascination with puppet shows. — Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam DISAPPEARING TRADES

The end of the era of puppet masters

With the profusion of entertainment options, the indigenous art form barely figures in public imagination »
The Indo-German Teachers’ Association and the Goethe-Institut Chennai / Max Mueller Bhavan (above) have been conducting conferences on language teaching and cultural links — Photo: V. Ganesan

A centuries-old bond, enshrined in language

The year 2014 marks a century of the German language being officially taught in India. To commemorate this, the Indo-German Teachers’ Association (InDaF) and the Goethe-Institut Chennai / Max Muel... »

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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... »
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

Burglars strike at three different areas

Burglars struck at three locations in the city and reportedly fled with over 180 sovereigns of gold jewellery, silver items, other valuables and cash.In an incident at a house on Parthasarat... »
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

HC frowns on ineffective action taken by officer

If Chennai Corporation officers are incapable of discharging their duties, then it is better they are dispensed with, the Madras High Court observed on Tuesday.The First Bench, comprising C... »
CHENNAI, November 25, 2014

CCTV footage crucial in cracking murders

Closed circuit television (CCTV) visuals proved crucial in identifying suspects in the murders of Manju Devi (48) in Choolai and Hemavathi (49) in Kolathur last week. Devi was murdered by h... »
CHENNAI, November 25, 2014

Rains may be back in Chennai on Friday

Chennai’s tryst with nippy weather may come to a close as a new weather system is expected to bring rains over the city from Friday.According to the Meteorological department, the upper air... »
CHENNAI, November 25, 2014

Students pick up tradition of fabric from waste

A group of students picked up tips from weavers in suburban Anakaputhur, a once-flourishing weaving hamlet, last week. The group, comprising 36 students pursuing B.Tech at College of Foo... »
The stations will resemble Tambaram where a green patch has been developed on a 500-sq.-m plot. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI: , November 25, 2014

Two more suburban rail stations in Chennai to get green facelift

After Mambalam and Tambaram, it is now the turn of Vandalur and Guduvanchery stations to get a facelift in the coming months. The engineering division of Southern Railway, Chennai, has planned to p... »
November 25, 2014

On the move: The price of all those job offers and cures on trains

Travelling on a suburban train late at night, after a hard day’s work, can be a relaxing and pleasant experience for commuters. However, this is also the time when the defacing of trains and pasti... »
The local councillor said the debris was used to level the surface — Photo: Aloysius Xavier Lopez
CHENNAI, November 25, 2014

Debris on beach sparks protests

The dumping of construction debris and unauthorised light fittings on beaches is on the rise.On Monday, debris was found dumped on Palavakkam beach where illegal light fittings have also be... »

More stores enter the fray, embrace all sizes

Unions to reform errant drivers

‘Identifying shadow banking activities is a tough task’

‘Persons with epilepsy can lead normal lives’

New rates soon on Aavin covers

Chennai Mayor’s name blacked out on party banners

Residents frequent post offices in search of stamps

Chennai sees first dusk-to-dawn marathon

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... »
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

Many a hurdle in opening post offices along IT corridor

The department of posts is scouting for sites in the city to open additional post offices that will serve the growing population along the IT corridor. However, the lack of spaceis proving a challe... »
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

Police draw a portrait of suspect in harassment case

The police are adopting a policy of ‘name and shame’ when it comes to identifying and punishing people who harass women. They have prepared a portrait of a person who harassed a woman on a... »
Residents of Thulukanathamman Koil Street in Kottur feel the area has been taken over by stalls. Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
CHENNAI, November 25, 2014

Here, road space is at a premium

For J. Paranthaman, a 30-year resident of Thulukanathamman Koil Street in Kottur, stepping out of the house is a tortuous task. For, the road that he lives on, while housing a famous temple, is al... »
CHENNAI, November 25, 2014

Govt. schools to participate in State-level congress

Projects from five Chennai Corporation schools and three government schools are among the 24 projects that have made it to the State-level National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) scheduled to b... »
CHENNAI, November 25, 2014

HC sides with Chennai school on grant disbursement

If the management and the staff of an educational institution are at loggerheads, the stream of education can get polluted to a frustrating level.This observation was made by Justice V. Ram... »
November 25, 2014

On the move: Locked bathrooms irritate commuters

A complaint frequently voiced by commuters who use the suburban train services is the state of bathrooms in stations. Most of the facilities in the stations are non-functional. The worst... »
CHENNAI, November 25, 2014

Mayor returns to Ripon Buildings

On Monday, after a few days of uncertainty caused by rumours of his resignation, Mayor Saidai Duraisamy returned to Ripon Buildings.The Mayor received petitions from a number of residents w... »
CHENNAI, November 25, 2014

Of breaking away from convention

When Usha Ramakrishnan, chairperson, Vidya Sagar, asked young achievers who have chosen alternate career paths about how it all began, the answers ranged from incisive to ingenious.At the pa... »

The need to know thy driver

FIRs by post a big relief to accident victims

Hundreds run for an inclusive society

Towards safer travel

Student drowns, another goes missing off Marina beach

Choolai murder: CCTV images provide breakthrough

A legacy crumbles, brick by brick

HISTORY AND HERITAGE: Ashdeen Lilaowala with his collection. Photo: M. Vedhan

Through the eye of a needle

As part of Crafts Council of India’s golden jubilee celebrations, efforts are being made to revive the exquisite Parsi Gara embroidery. Apoorva Sripathi meets the people behind the initiative »
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