This February 22, 2006, file photo shows MDMK general secretary Vaiko (left) and DMK president M. Karunanidhi at the latter's residence in Chennai. Photo: K. Pichumani
This February 22, 2006, file photo shows MDMK general secretary Vaiko (left) and DMK president M. Karunanidhi at the latter's residence in Chennai. Photo: K. Pichumani

Vaiko is a long-time friend, says Karunanidhi 

Participating in the wedding of the grand-daughter of PMK founder-leader S. Ramadoss, the DMK chief said he and Ramadoss shared mutual affection. »
On an average, 30,000 birds colonise, roost and breed at the sanctuary during the migratory season that begins in November. Photo: D. Gopalakrishnan

Migratory birds arrive in droves as season begins

Open-billed storks set up colonies in Vedanthangal sanctuary that opened to visitors on Monday. »

TMMK-Thevar Peravai men clash; 7 injured

A tussle over hoising flags led to violence in Tambaram »
Volunteers help keep track of patient information by maintaining files and also send check-up reminders. Photo: R. Ravindran

The foot soldiers of Cancer Institute

On the first floor of the outpatient ward at Cancer Institute, Adyar, nestled amid shelves of yellowed pages containing patient details, sit some senior citizens. Kamala Balachandran (73) p... »

Chennai Metro adds a station to phase-1 extension

Officials of Chennai Metro Rail (CMRL) have decided to call for tenders for the design of Metro stations in the phase-1 extension segment from Washermanpet to Wimco Nagar. Approval for this phase... »

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CHENNAI, October 29, 2014

Vijay celebrates success of 'Kaththi'

A week after the release of Kaththi, actor Vijay celebrated the success of his film with members of the press at a five-star hotel in Guindy.At a time when the actor’s films are cons... »
CHENNAI, October 29, 2014

Man drowns in army facility in Chennai

A 48-year-old man drowned when he fell into an artificial lake near Island Grounds, Anna Salai, on Tuesday morning. He was fixing a platform fitted on the lake and was not wearing basic safety gea... »
The tank in Arputham Nagar in West Tambaram is among the many that have been restored — Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, October 29, 2014

Desilted tanks, rainwater harvesting save Chennai's suburbs

The northeast monsoon has just begun, but quite a few tanks in the suburbs of the city are already full. Rainwater harvesting measures around some of the temple tanks in Tambaram Municipality seem... »
CHENNAI, October 28, 2014

Course launched for dealing with the deep sea

The Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical and Engineering Training (CIFNET), Chennai Unit, on Monday launched a new course for fishermen in the State that will help them find ways to improve thei... »
MADURAI, October 28, 2014

Mosquito density will go up in November: experts

Tamil Nadu is now bracing for the full impact of monsoon rain, which causes a slew of vector-borne diseases. Residents of areas that receive rain must be on the alert as within ten days, th... »
CHENNAI, October 28, 2014

ISL: A different ball game

In a city where the world of sport begins and ends with either cricket or tennis, the buzz around football with the Indian Super League (ISL) matches is a refreshing trend. However, history... »
CHENNAI, October 28, 2014

Alignment fixed for elevated corridor in Chennai

A long-pending proposal for a 5.18-km-long elevated corridor on Poonamallee High Road has now been given a fresh lease of life. The highways department has fixed the alignment of the 4-lane corrid... »
CHENNAI, October 27, 2014

Disabled struggle sans e-booking

At a time when millions across the nation are resorting to booking tickets online, people with disability still have to follow the old procedure of buying it in booking counters at railway station... »
Suriya, Lakshmi Narayanan of Cognizant Foundation and Latha Kumaraswami of TANKER Foundation at the function — Photo: M. Vedhan
CHENNAI, October 27, 2014

Dialysis unit in Chennai gets six more machines

The subsidised dialysis unit of TamilNad Kidney Research (TANKER) Foundation, on Sunday got six more dialysis machines. They were donated by Cognizant Foundation. The expanded ‘Rekha Memori... »
The screening of Kreuzer Emden was an opportunity for the audience to reflect on the shared artistic traditions of India and Germany — Photo: M. Srinath
CHENNAI, October 27, 2014

On the trail of the SMS Emden

Despite the rain and slushy roads, film and history buffs turned up in good numbers to watch the 1932 German war film, Kreuzer Emden, directed by Louis Ralph, at Woodlands theatre in Royape... »

Chennai students’ copter to aid rescue efforts

Steps to keep power cuts to minimum

Property tax in Chennai may go up

Sarathkumar hits out at controversy over Kaththi

Flight transports life-saving drug from Ahmedabad

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Festival season: Preventing LPG fires

Heavy rain to continue today

Young chefs battle it out for an ever-sweet ending

CHENNAI, October 29, 2014

It’s all about the pin code

It is believed that ‘Vaastu Shastra’ plays a vital role when it comes to buying a house. But for Chennai’s billionaires, ‘Vaastu’ apart, tailored luxury addresses and pin codes are what matter mos... »
CHENNAI, October 29, 2014

Gang attacks college student in Chennai

A college student was chased and attacked with knives by a six-member gang on New Avadi Road in Villivakkam on Tuesday morning. The victim has been admitted to a hospital and is known to be... »
CHENNAI, October 28, 2014

SRM University gets record number of placements

It is the season of placements and everyone is watching out for the companies hiring the most number of students and offering the maximum compensation. This year, SRM University,... »
CHENNAI, October 28, 2014

Haj-returnee tested for Corona virus, discharged

A 65-year-old Haj pilgrim, who showed symptoms of a respiratory infection, was taken to Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (GH) on Monday afternoon, as a precaution against MERS-CoV or the Mi... »
CHENNAI, October 28, 2014

Bodies of blast victims arrive from Ethiopia

The bodies of five workers from Tamil Nadu who died on Friday in a boiler blast at a sugar mill in Ethiopia were brought to Chennai airport on Monday. The relatives of the workers — Muthu K... »
CHENNAI, October 28, 2014

Kasimedu hails 'vaala meen' season

It’s that time of the year when the Kasimedu folks utilise every inch of space to dry vaala meen, the season’s flavour. With the northeast monsoon in full swing, those who venture int... »
The centre's facilities will help residents avoid the unnecessary sinking of deeper bore wells to find water - Photo:M.Karunakaran
CHENNAI, October 28, 2014

Digging wells, the solid scientific way

Wondering which spot to dig for groundwater or what is the quality of water in the land you own? Are you still thinking of folks walking around with those peculiar ‘Y’-shaped twigs? It’s not quite... »
CHENNAI, October 27, 2014

A Rs. 60,000 tribute to Vijay

Members of Facebook Vijay Fans Club (FVFC) put up a statue of the actor at the Vetri theatre complex in Chromepet on Sunday. A dream come true for the 1000-odd fans, who came together through the... »
Musician T. V Gopalakrishnan (left) and R. Seshasayee of Ashok Leyland present the The Hindu Saregama M.S. Subbulakshmi Award 2014 to Sunil R. Gargyan — Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, October 27, 2014

A celebration of young and upcoming musical talent

Nineteen-year-old Sunil R. Gargyan has bagged The Hindu Saregama M.S. Subbulakshmi Award 2014 and will now have an opportunity to sing in an album for the Saregama India label.Musici... »
The temple, which was beneath road-level, was ‘jacked up’ — Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, October 27, 2014

When construction science saved a temple

Last monsoon, visitors to the Ganesha temple in Rajakilpakkam in the southern suburbs were often inconvenienced as water freely entered the structure. But this year, thanks to construction... »

DMRC no more a consultant for Chennai Metro

Three teenagers drown at Marina beach

Ex-CEC Gopalaswami new chairman of Kalakshetra Foundation

5 held for attacks on cinemas in Chennai

Vandals attack cinema halls in Chennai over Kaththi release

Improve agricultural productivity, urges C. Rangarajan

A helping hand via a healthy diet

Overcharging omnibus operators pulled up

Free booking of Corporation marriage halls from next week

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