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Projects in areas including Harrington Road, 100 ft. Road have forced students and parents to negotiate traffic while in Okkiyam Thoraipakkam, part of the school building has been destroyed. Photo: K. Pichumani, M. Karunakaran.
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Projects in areas including Harrington Road, 100 ft. Road have forced students and parents to negotiate traffic while in Okkiyam Thoraipakkam, part of the school building has been destroyed. Photo: K. Pichumani, M. Karunakaran.

When schools lose out

The spree of infrastructure projects in the city has inconvenienced students, who have to take detours and even sometimes, sacrifice classrooms »
Suguna Purusothaman was known for her flair in layam —Photo: S.R. Raghunathan

Carnatic musician passes away at 74

Noted carnatic vocalist and teacher Suguna Purusothaman, an exponent of the Musiri school of music, died here on Wednesday, after a battle with cancer. She was 74 and is survived by her husband and... »
The baby, who is now nearly 2 months old, is ready for discharge —Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

‘Burning baby’: a case of Munchausen syndrome?

Does the mother of the ‘burning baby’ have Munchausen syndrome by proxy? Those in the field of addressing child abuse seem to think this is a possibility.Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a ps... »
The average traffic volume on Uthamar Gandhi Salai is 3,260 passenger car units, making parking in the locality a constant hassle. Photo: R. Ravindran

Nod for multi-level parking facility

Structure in Nungambakkam to accommodate 192 cars, 160 bikes »
Of the 1.53 crore LPG consumers in the State, 3 lakh have been found dormant. —File Photo

Pahal weeds out dormant consumers

Their frozen IDs to be reactivated if they give address proof »
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The winning team from Chennai Higher Secondary School, Vanniya Teynampet —Photo: R. Ravindran
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

Nurturing talents in science

On Wednesday, at a ‘science reality show’ conducted by Chennai Corporation and Quest Explore Discover (QED), students from Corporation schools yet again displayed their aptitude in science.A... »
Sivakarthikeyan says he does not want to do out-and-out action films —Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

‘Playing policeman, a dream’

It has come to pass that young Tamil actors cannot stake a claim to stardom unless they shine in the role of a policeman. When actor Sivakarthikeyan, who has enjoyed a string of box-office successe... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

Engineering student stabbed

A 21-year-old engineering student was stabbed by her classmate just outside their classroom in their engineering college in Ambattur on Thursday morning. The girl is hospitalised and is reported to... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

Relief for 2 Sri Lankan Tamils

Two Sri Lankan Tamils who were languishing in jail even after the court had granted them bail more than a month ago in a ‘passport racket’ case, can now walk free. The Madras High Court has removed... »
Father Alexis Premkumar Antonysamy arriving to address a press meet at Loyola College in Chennai on Thursday. Rev. Fr. Francis Jayapathy SJ, Rector, Loyola College (right), is in the picture.— Photo: V. Ganesan
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

‘They threatened to shoot me if I returned’

Father Alexis Premkumar Antonysamy, who was released from captivity in Afghanistan after eight months, was warned by his captors not to return to the country.“This time we release you, next... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

Complaint against Tamil daily quashed

The Madras High Court on Wednesday quashed the proceedings before the Principal Sessions Judge (PSJ), Chennai, against the Editor, Printer and Publisher of a Tamil daily for publishing an allegedly... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

Sudish meets Amit Shah

Amidst speculation that DMDK president Vijayakant was extremely unhappy at the soft handling of the PMK by the BJP, party youth wing leader L.K. Sudhish met BJP national president Amit Shah in New... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

UGC funds dry up, students with disability affected

Sakthi Meena suffered permanent hearing loss following a corrective surgery to set right her jaw as a child. But she continued her education. At Dr. Ambedkar Government Arts College, a teacher not... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

Complete scrutiny of college postings: HC

The Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Thiruvalluvar University in Vellore district to complete expeditiously the scrutiny of all appointments in... »
The baby, who is now nearly 2 months old, is ready for discharge —Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

‘Burning baby’: a case of Munchausen syndrome?

Does the mother of the ‘burning baby’ have Munchausen syndrome by proxy? Those in the field of addressing child abuse seem to think this is a possibility.Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a ps... »

When schools lose out

Stress on minimal impact on students: Highways Dept.

Online courses for IIT-JEE aspirants

Law college students clash

Focus on early literacy in schools

New equipment for semi-robotic keyhole surgeries

Ranipet tragedy: bail denied to 7 accused

Environment Ministry’s order challenged

CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

Expo on water management

A three-day conference on waste water management, water harvesting and audit, desalination and membrane technologies – Water Expo 2015 — began on Friday.The conference is aimed at finding so... »
Scaffolding envelopes the building as part of work to restore the structure that was ravaged in a fire in 2012 —Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

Green Tribunal may be shifted to Kalas Mahal

The historic Kalas Mahal, once part of the Chepauk Palace, may soon be a site where disputes on environmental issues will be settled. The State government is considering allotting space for the Nat... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

Heart attack victim had tested positive for H1N1

A 55-year-old woman from Kolathur, who died of a heart attack at a private hospital on Thursday, had tested positive for H1N1.Officials of the directorate of public health said the death was... »
A group of Tamil refugees returning to Sri Lanka at Tiruchi airport on Thursday.— Photo: M. Srinath
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

40 Sri Lankan refugees back home

Emotional ties and personal aspirations of Sri Lankan refugees living in India drew them back to their homeland.About 40 refugees from various camps in Tamil Nadu voluntarily left for the is... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

Karunanidhi slams RSS chief

DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Thursday criticised RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for his remarks on Mother Teresa and said the “uncivilised comment” had brought the BJP-led government at the Centre unne... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

ICF bags defence order for Rs. 300-cr.

  The Integral Coach Factory here has bagged a Rs. 300-crore order from the Ministry of Defence for manufacturing customised coaches for the Army.The 72 specially designed coaches, including... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

Power purchases done judiciously, Tangedco tells HC

The State’s power utility Tangedco on Thursday submitted before the Madras High Court that new projects are being closely followed and existing generating stations are operated fully and judiciousl... »
The activity-based learning tools have not been used effectively by many educators owing to lack of understanding. —File Photo.
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

Focus on early literacy in schools

With many students in lower primary classes of government schools failing to recognise alphabets in English and Tamil or do simple math, the School Education Department is strengthening early liter... »
new vistas:The iTamil project aims to make the Tamil script easy to learn, print and display, among other things —Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

A proposal to simplify the Tamil script

A team of engineers is attempting to re-imagine the script of one of the oldest-surviving classical languages.iTamil, a project of city-based Karky Research Foundation, is an attempt to refo... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

Film producers to brave dry days ahead

The month of March is dreaded by the Tamil film industry because the bulk of movie audiences are either writing exams or watching Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (or the cricket wo... »

Pahal weeds out dormant consumers

Festival to showcase art and craft of Auroville

3 held for using fake police seals on cabs

TNEB engineers stage protest

Prince of Arcot slams remarks on Mother Teresa

Cinematographer Vincent dead

UGC funds dry up, students with disability affected

When silence speaks louder

The body, they say, is only a vehicle for the soul. But for a mime artiste the body is his soul, as through a series of fluid movements and exaggerated facial expressions, he tells his story, unenc... »
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Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas in Sembium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Monday: Periyar Nagar, Sathyavani Muthu Nagar, Kakkanji Nagar, Karunanidhi Salai... »

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