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Despite development in Manali, K.K.D. Nagar and Madhavaram, among other areas in the north, there has not been a proportionate increase in MTC services to cater to the population
Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
The Hindu Despite development in Manali, K.K.D. Nagar and Madhavaram, among other areas in the north, there has not been a proportionate increase in MTC services to cater to the population Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

A big fleet of buses, but restricted reach

With its current fleet strength of nearly 4,000, the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) carries more than 50 lakh passengers a day across 800 routes covering a whopping 10 lakh kilometres. »
Fishermen have been complaining of a drastic fall in catch and reduction in the depth of the lake that causes their boats to get stuck at various points — Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Relief in sight for fishermen of Pulicat

IIT-M study on opening of new mouth for silted-up lake nears completion »
S. Venkatraman travelled across the country over the past two years to collect material and photographs for his book — Photo: V. Ganesan

An author, yet again, at the age of 91

After his first train ride in the 1920s, Venkatraman went on to work with the Railways and has now authored his second book on the Indian rail network »

‘Victims of abuse should be aware of their rights in hospital’

‘No doctor can declare if a person has or has not been sexually assaulted’ »
Fishermen and activists have resisted the implementation of beautification projects on the eastern part of beaches — Photo: M. Karunakaran

Chennai Corporation to scrap projects on beach sands

Following opposition from environmental activists, the Chennai Corporation on Thursday decided to shelve civic development projects proposed on the city’s beach sands.Speaking at a meeting w... »
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India accounts for an estimated 11.6 per cent of the burden of neuropsychiatric disorders. File photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, November 28, 2014

‘Community can help mentally ill’

The Mental Health Care Bill is expected to be introduced in the winter session of Parliament. Though psychiatrists have reservations about the aims of the Bill, they are looking forward to a frame... »
CHENNAI, November 28, 2014

First conviction under POCSO Act

On Thursday, the Mahila Court in Chennai convicted for the first time a 55-year old man under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012 for molesting a 10-year old mentally c... »
(Left to right) Amarprakash Managing Director Aadarsh Kumar Surana,
Union Minister of State for Agriculture Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Worldwide Achievers president B.P. Baranwal and Vinod Vidhuri.
Chennai, November 27, 2014

Chennai-based real estate developer wins award

A real estate developer in South Chennai, has won the “Worldwide Achievers Real Estate Awards 2014” for the “Best Developer - Residential in Southern Region.” Amarprakash Developers MD&n... »
The 18-year-old male elephant went berserk during the morning pooja at a temple inside Sri Ahobila Math — Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, November 27, 2014

Elephant crushes mahout to death in Chennai

An 18-year-old male elephant went berserk and crushed its mahout to death on the premises of Sri Ahobila Math in Selaiyur, on Wednesday.Police sources said the incident occurred during the... »
CHENNAI, November 27, 2014

Chennai's old buildings get a month’s time

Following the collapse of a number of buildings this monsoon, the Chennai Corporation has decided to begin issuing notices to dilapidated buildings, advising owners to either demolish or repair th... »
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... »
Sudha Menon, co-author of recently-released ‘Gifted’, has recorded the stories of persons with disabilities in their own voices — Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

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... »

Seven Corporation schools to shift to private hands

Police draw a portrait of suspect in harassment case

Here, road space is at a premium

Govt. schools to participate in State-level congress

HC sides with Chennai school on grant disbursement

On the move: Locked bathrooms irritate commuters

Mayor returns to Ripon Buildings

Of breaking away from convention

CHENNAI, November 28, 2014

Pull down old buildings: George Town merchants

George Town All Merchants Welfare Association on Thursday demanded the demolition of all dilapidated buildings in the commercial area. Addressing a press conference on Thursday, president of... »
Staff of Spencer's outlet cleaning C.P. Ramasamy Road, Abhiramapuram, as part of the Clean India campaign, on Thursday. Photo: G. Ramesh
Chennai, November 27, 2014

Spencer's launches clean-up drive

The staff of Spencer's retail outlets launched a clean-up drive in Abhiramapuram and Mandaveli on Thursday morning as part of the 'Clean India' campaign. Prasad, business manager of the... »
Autorickshaw unions have launched a campaign to persuade drivers to ply by the meter and abide by norms — Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, November 27, 2014

Now, auto fare cards at railway stations

The Chennai traffic police is planning to have autorickshaw fare cards displayed prominently at the city’s railway stations. This is to ensure that those arriving at Chennai Central and Egmore rai... »
CHENNAI, November 27, 2014

Bad blood

In a series of murders that took place over the past two weeks, and which the city police have cracked, many of the suspects have been identified as close relatives of the victims.They comm... »
The Binny Mills is a preferred location for shooting and rehearsals of movies and reality shows — Photo: S.S. Kumar
CHENNAI, November 27, 2014

Chennai’s biggest township to come up at Binny Mills

City-based Binny Ltd is venturing into the real estate space and will be setting up an Integrated Township through development agency model within the Binny Mills complex in Perambur, Chennai. The... »
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... »
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
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

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... »
Most performers agree that television played a crucial role in ending people’s fascination with puppet shows. — Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014
DISAPPEARING TRADES

The end of the era of puppet masters

Years ago, before the advent of television and satellite channels, puppet shows held a magnetic appeal for children. Puppet show artistes were in great demand in those days as children loved to se... »

Study flags shocking views on rape

CCTV footage crucial in cracking murders

Rains may be back in Chennai on Friday

Students pick up tradition of fabric from waste

Two more suburban rail stations in Chennai to get green facelift

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

Debris on beach sparks protests

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