The Carnatic musician and her husband, T. Sadasivam, received Lord Harewood, the president of the festival, at their home in Madras.
Special Arrangement The Carnatic musician and her husband, T. Sadasivam, received Lord Harewood, the president of the festival, at their home in Madras.

When the Queen of Song captured the West

In 1963, M.S. Subbulakshmi enthralled audiences at the International Music Festival in Edinburgh »
The 30-acre polo ground has been specially earmarked for the black buck. The proposed helipad is within 200 metres of their habitat. Photo: K. Pichumani

Helipad threatens blackbuck habitat

Forest dept. objects to proposed facility at Guindy National Park »
Police Patrol

The unenviable task of dealing with hoax calls

Every bomb threat is considered an emergency by the police, and an expert team is swiftly rushed to the location »
With a steady growth in tourism to Mauritius from India, the island nation is looking at ramping up facilities for holidayers. Photo: Petlee Peter

The lure of white sands and clean air

Mauritius, the holiday destination in the Indian Ocean, could soon have more to offer to the travel-hungry Chennaiite, with more direct flights to the island nation a distinct possibility in the co... »

Rajinikanth moves court against 'Main Hoon Rajinikanth' makers

In his petition, Rajinikanth said he has "never endorsed" any film or product using his name as it might "mislead his fans". »

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CHENNAI, September 17, 2014

A struggle for cleaner lakes, this monsoon

With the onset of monsoon looming large, works for cleaning, desilting and restoring lakes has been intensified by the Chennai Corporation. The Corporation is planning to implement an action... »
Volunteers sort out relief material at Dr. Talat Salim's clinic on Tuesday. Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, September 17, 2014

Chennai pitches in for flood-hit Kashmir

They may be 3,000-odd kilometres away, but that hasn’t stopped residents of the city from helping with the relief effort for Kashmiris, over 200 of whom have died in the devastating floods that ha... »
CHENNAI, September 16, 2014

Deadline for waterways projects in Chennai extended

The deadline for the projects to improve city waterways has been extended again. The Water Resources Department (WRD) had recently sought more time to complete the remaining works and three new pr... »
Some associations claim burglars have been nabbed and crime has come down due to the devices. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, September 16, 2014

CCTVs, a hit among citizens

The number of electronic eyes watching you, even in small lanes, has increased. According to CCTV dealers, many more residential associations in the city have started installing CCTV cameras.<... »
An estimated 300 spotted deer are found outside protected areas in a total of 30 locations within the city limits. Photo: M. Srinath
CHENNAI, September 16, 2014

Deer outside protected areas to be shifted

Sighting spotted deer on the Anna University campus, or in Kotturpuram, Adambakkam and other residential localities will soon become a thing of the past. Thanks to the efforts of wildlife au... »
Medians along nearly 2.5 km on Walltax Road and three km on Poonamallee High Road will be replaced at an estimated cost of Rs. 4 crore. Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, September 15, 2014

Crash barriers to replace medians on P.H. Road

In an attempt to reduce vehicular impact in the event of an accident, and also cut down on maintenance costs, the highways department plans to replace medians on Poonamallee High Road and Walltax... »
September 15, 2014

The ups and downs of the Google Glass experience

A cross-section of developers, fresh graduates and plain enthusiasts got a closer look at Google Glass at a workshop organised recently by Startup Centre, an accelerator for early-stage technologi... »
CHENNAI, September 15, 2014

Teachers seek cancellation of Presidency principal’s transfer

The Government College Teachers Manram (GCTM) has appealed to the Chief Minister to rescind the transfer of E. Mohammed Ibrahim, principal of Presidency College. The principal was transferr... »
The first two episodes of DD Podhigai's new show, 'Isai Therin Vadam Pithithor', will be about Lalgudi Jayaraman, whose birth anniversary falls on September 17
CHENNAI, September 14, 2014

Now, a show on Tamil composers

The contribution of composers such as Oothukadu Venkatakavi, Muthu Tandavar, Arunachala Kavirayar, Gopalakrishna Bharati and Papanasam Sivan, to Carnatic music, is unparalleled. On Saturday... »
CHENNAI, September 14, 2014

High Court says MTC bus driver can stay

The Madras High Court has upheld the order of a special deputy commissioner of labour (SDCL), who ruled in favour of a bus driver involved in an accident on the Anna flyover, two years ago.... »

Post clashes, Presidency principal shifted

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Dolphins swim into Chennai beaches

High Court nod for Chennai Dog Show

Trade units that employ dropouts under the scanner

Preparing for your puppy

Burst pipeline affects water supply

Crocodile rescued from lake bed

Hundreds waited in miles-long queues in Srinagar, waiting for evacuation by helicopter.
CHENNAI, September 17, 2014

When a business trip went awry

What was to be a routine four-day business trip to Kashmir turned out to be a week-long ordeal for Chennai resident Kannan Pasupathiraj, who also had a first-hand experience of the rescue efforts... »
The students also demanded the former principal, M. Mohammed Ibrahim, who was transferred on Friday, be brought back. Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
CHENNAI, September 16, 2014

Presidency College students stage sit-in

Students of Presidency College staged a sit-in protest for over four hours on Tuesday, demanding the release of the student council general secretary and nine other students who were arrested last... »
September 16, 2014
On the move

On buses, onus of safety is on the commuter

Last week, pensioner R. Santhanam travelled in a Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) bus on route 29C, from Adyar signal to Cathedral Road. When he alighted at his destination, he r... »
CHENNAI, September 16, 2014

In Ukraine, students change universities

A few days ago, the new academic year began at universities in Ukraine and Crimea, where over 100 students from Tamil Nadu have been studying, the majority pursuing medicine. This year,... »
An artist’s impression of the Pondy Bazaar pedestrian plaza. Photo: Chennai Corporation
CHENNAI, September 16, 2014

Pondy Bazaar pedestrian plaza design ready

The Chennai Corporation has finalised a blueprint for the proposed pedestrian plaza at Pondy Bazaar. The pedestrian zone would be 1.4-km-long from the Panagal Park junction to Anna Salai.... »
The panels on the wall are meant to keep them clean and also attract students to school. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, September 15, 2014

Education begins from the school wall

It would have been just another wall on a nondescript road — in danger of being weary with stains and uncalled for stopovers — if not for a recent makeover. The compound wall of the Chennai... »
Mr. Big with his owner V. Vijay Prabhakaran and trainer Scarlett. Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, September 15, 2014

After stealing hearts, Mr. Big bags awards

Every time, the well-coiffured poodle Mr. Big passed by, adults and children alike craned their necks to catch a glimpse. Not only was he the darling of the audience, but this 2-year-old st... »
New Delhi, September 14, 2014

Train safety system along Basin Bridge-Arrakonam route

In a move to prevent accidents, Railways has given its nod to a Rs. 28.61 crore contract for installation of a Train Protection Warning System (TPWS) along the 67-km Basin Bridge-Arrakonam rout... »

September 14, 2014

Cricket and more, CLT20 is the latest on the telly

For the next three weeks or so, television screens are going to come alive at night with cricket. Most homes in the country are going to be tuned into Champions League T20, the perfect show... »
Chennai Metro Rail Limited agrees to a proposal of extending the Ripon Buildings Park over the underground Chennai Central Metro station. Photo: V. Ganesan
CHENNAI, September 14, 2014

Civic body plans spot of greenery over Metro station

The Chennai Corporation has plans to develop a park over the Chennai Central Metro station, which is all set to become the largest Metro station in India. Currently, the largest Metro statio... »

‘Early intervention prevents diabetes’

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Two idols brought back from Australia, now in Chennai

Elephant rescued from marriage hall

‘Accident victim’s widow eligible for compensation’

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September 18, 2014 Tangedco has planned to carry out an emergency shutdown at MRC Nagar substation between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday for replacement of breakers. The area... »