Lathika Arya, who arrived from Nepal, at Chennai
airport on Sunday night. Photo: M. Karunakaran
Lathika Arya, who arrived from Nepal, at Chennai airport on Sunday night. Photo: M. Karunakaran

Back home safe and sound

Arya said a portion of the wall in the building in which she was staying collapsed and she struggled to come out. »
View of Periyar Bridge on the Cooum river at Anna Salai. Photo: M. Karunakaran

Walkways along Cooum to come up at Rs. 35 crore

The nature trail from College Road Bridge to Munro Bridge will be developed at an estimated cost of Rs. 9.3 crore. »

Guidelines to protect rights of children in entertainment media

Six-year-old B. Guru got his first opportunity to perform before the camera when he was barely three. He now tries to juggle school, dubbing and acting.While Guru sees it more as a fun activ... »
TNSCB flat dwellers in Kotturpuram have made other arrangements for water but they are tedious for women—Photo. M. Moorthy

Slum Board residents demand direct water supply

Families living in the multi-storey Slum Board flats in Kotturpuram want Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board to arrange for direct supply of water to their homes.Due to its absence, residents ha... »

Designs for phase-I extension of Metro Rail to be prepared

The extension comprises a nine-km stretch from Washermenpet to Wimco Nagar. »
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CHENNAI, April 27, 2015

Smartphones double as doctors’ aide

When Mythili Rajagopal, consultant paediatrician at Isabel Hospital gets a visit from a one-year-old patient, she quickly whips out her iPad and opens up a ‘Match the Colour’ game and gets the chil... »
Crowd-pullers:(Clockwise from left) The monthly market at Sundaraja Perumal Koil Street, Peravallur functions on the salary day of carriage works employees; the market in Potheri is famous for its fresh products; the Friday market in Pallavaram is nearly 180 years old —Photos: M. Srinath, D. Gopalakrishnan and G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, April 27, 2015

Sandhais hold their own in the age of supermarkets

In a city dominated by supermarkets and small grocery stores with shoppers spoilt for choice, the tradition of purchasing household items at weekly markets or ‘ sandhais ’... »

much-needed:20 parks in Kannagi Nagar will be improved —Photo: M. Karunakaran
CHENNAI, April 27, 2015

Infrastructure upgrade for resettled residents

Families living in tenements constructed by the government in Okkiyam Thoraipakkam and those who will soon be shifting there before the beginning of the next academic year can look forward to impro... »
CHENNAI, April 27, 2015

Political stunt, says AIADMK

If there is someone who knows the politics of Vijayakant, it is Panruti S. Ramachandran – his political adviser for years.Now in the AIADMK, Mr. Ramachandran, a veteran politician and party... »
CHENNAI, April 27, 2015

Waiting without food, water

Even as governments and voluntary organisations rushed to the aid of people affected in Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal, many stranded Indians waited at the Kathmandu airport for return flights. Sat... »
Lathika Arya, who arrived from Nepal, at Chennai airport on Sunday night. —Photo: M. Karunakaran
CHENNAI, April 27, 2015

Back home safe and sound

“We saw buildings come down in front of us and ran out with our little children, said Lathika Arya, one among a group of people from Chennai who returned home from Nepal.Ms. Arya said a port... »
CHENNAI, April 27, 2015

NET, SLET candidates demand fair selection

The Teachers Recruitment Board has shown undue haste in appointing assistant professors despite repeated complaints that it had not followed the University Grants Commission norms, say aggrieved le... »
CHENNAI, April 27, 2015

Farmers want poultry feed subsidised

Egg farmers in Tamil Nadu are worried about the loss on egg prices — 50 paisa to Re.1 — they are incurring every day.For the past month, egg prices have been very low and have touched the lo... »
CHENNAI, April 27, 2015

People cancel travel plans to Nepal: agents

About 70 travellers, mostly pilgrims, from Chennai are reportedly safe in Nepal where a devastating earthquake left hundreds dead on Saturday.Two travel agencies confirmed they had contacted... »
For a long trek:One stretch of the walkway will connect the Cooum near Marina beach with Napier Bridge, at an estimated cost of Rs. 2.9 crore—Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, April 27, 2015

Walkways along Cooum to come up at Rs. 35 crore

Residents in neighbourhoods along the Cooum will soon be able to take a stroll along the river, beginning in Anna Nagar and going up to Marina beach nearly, without worrying about being knocked dow... »

Farmers want poultry feed subsidised

King Institute may house National Institute of Ageing

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Four-year-old electrocuted

Convict in cyber porn case released

Jayakanthan’s friend says he drafted letter to Vairamuthu

‘Depression stalks LGBT youth’

Oussudu lake, a fully protected wetland now

CHENNAI, April 27, 2015

Towards showcasing and sharing innovative teaching practices

The School Education Department is looking to identify teachers who use innovative methods and the State Council for Education Research and Training plans to videotape these practices.“We ar... »
CHENNAI, April 27, 2015

Celebrating motherhood

Mother’s Day celebration may be unheard of in villages, especially by women who spend long hours working in brick kilns or farmlands as daily wage earners. However, 300 women were brought together... »
Zamin Pallavaram residents have been appealing to various authorities for the road for nearly a decade —Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, April 27, 2015

Residents yet again make the case for link road

Residents of Krishna Nagar and Jayalakshmi Nagar in Zamin Pallavaram have been appealing to the local body administration and State government in vain for years to create a link road for the benefi... »
CHENNAI, April 27, 2015

Anbumani questions CPCL recruitment process

Former Union Minister and PMK MP Anbumani Ramdoss has taken exception to the Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited’s (CPCL) decision to recruit 104 junior engineering assistants from all States.»
CHENNAI, April 27, 2015

311 from TN stranded in Nepal

As many as 311 pilgrims and tourists from Tamil Nadu are stranded in Nepal in the aftermath of the earthquake that has killed over a thousand people in the land-locked country.According to a... »
CHENNAI, April 27, 2015

Kaakka Muttai director to venture into production

M. Manikandan, director of national award-winning movie Kaakka Muttai , will soon venture into film production, in association with two others.Manikandan’s partners for... »
Chennai, April 27, 2015

The chicken & egg question

This month many non-vegetarians in the city seem to be staying away from poultry products for two reasons — the summer heat and health concerns due to bird flu in Andhra Pradesh. While the demand f... »
CHENNAI, April 27, 2015

King Institute may house National Institute of Ageing

About eight acres of the King Institute of Preventive Medicine’s campus may soon house the National Institute of Ageing.A five-member Central government team, which is in the State to examin... »
Chennai, April 27, 2015

TV artiste succumbs

S. Sudha, a 27-year-old television artiste, died on Friday evening, 10 days after she was critically injured in a road accident in Kottivakkam on ECR.The traffic police said she was riding p... »
CHENNAI, April 26, 2015

HC transfers MBBS student suicide probe to CBI

Taking strong exception to the way in which the CB-CID of the Puducherry police has probed a case relating to the suicide of an MBBS student at Puducherry, the Madras High Court has transferred the... »

Residents petition against encroachments

Chennaiites cancel travel plans to Nepal, say agents

Kaakka Muttai director to venture into production

TIDCO, TIMCO restrained from mining, cutting trees

Panneerselvam urges Modi to intervene in Mekedatu issue

Dharmapuri youth, whose hands were set on fire, discharged

No vacation from smartphone

Why run long-distance?

“You actually run 42 km? Non-stop? But, why?” Many long-distance runners have been asked this question by friends and family. For most people who don’t run, a 15-km, 20-km, 30-km or 40-km run seem... »
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