The Binny Mills is a preferred location for shooting and rehearsals of movies and reality shows — Photo: S.S. Kumar
The Hindu The Binny Mills is a preferred location for shooting and rehearsals of movies and reality shows — Photo: S.S. Kumar

Chennai’s biggest township to come up at Binny Mills

Dilapidated mill building will be demolished for the 71-acre project; work to begin in 2015 »

Bad blood

At least four recent murders have turned out to be the handiwork of the victims’ acquaintances »

Chennai's old buildings get a month’s time

Last week, two persons were killed after a 100-year-old building collapsed on Rajaji Salai »
The 18-year-old male elephant went berserk during the morning pooja at a temple inside Sri Ahobila Math — Photo: G. Krishnaswamy

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... »
Autorickshaw unions have launched a campaign to persuade drivers to ply by the meter and abide by norms — Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

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... »

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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... »
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... »
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

Seven Corporation schools to shift to private hands

Seven schools of the Chennai Corporation are set to be run by private players in the school education sector. The Corporation has begun talks with three educational trusts from New Delhi, Mumbai a... »
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... »

On the move: Locked bathrooms irritate commuters

Mayor returns to Ripon Buildings

Of breaking away from convention

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

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

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... »
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

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... »
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... »

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

Debris on beach sparks protests

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

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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