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The long gap to landing a job in Chennai

A recent study indicates that 80% of those in the 18-21 age group do not possess the skills required by employers these days »
Saidai Duraisamy

Rumours of Mayor’s quitting spark flurry of calls

Corporation officials said they had received an unusually large number of calls, mainly about the Mayor’s fate »
Photos: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Chennai sees first dusk-to-dawn marathon

Island grounds on Saturday night found a crowd of thousands gathered to run for a cause as part of the city’s very first dusk-to-dawn marathon. The initiative, conceived to increase awarenes... »

7 days, 9 murders: is Chennai safe?

4 cases cracked; acquaintances of victims are said to be responsible for others »
Tun Naing Oo, Nyi Nyi and Zaw Naing Oo left their home in Yangon for fishing last October, and were lost in the sea and later confined in prison — Photo: V. Ganesan

Myanmar’s fishermen head home

For three Myanmarese fishermen, who had survived 40 days at sea on a small bamboo raft and a month-long jail term, the agonising wait to return home is finally over. Tun Naing Oo (35), Nyi N... »
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CHENNAI, November 24, 2014

Residents frequent post offices in search of stamps

Over the past month, many customers have been forced to visit post offices quite a few times to buy stamps and envelopes or have had to opt for speed post as there is a severe shortage of stamps i... »
CHENNAI, November 23, 2014

Health Hub: Watch out for shortness of breath

If you are over 40 and experience breathlessness, doctors suggest that you have a spirometry test to rule out the possibility of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).“Although the e... »
Work on the Kodambakkam bridge began on Monday - Photo: M. Vedhan
CHENNAI, November 22, 2014

Motorists fume as Kodambakkam bridge work holds up traffic

T. Nagar, the bustling shopping hub, has become more of a maze than usual after traffic diversions were implemented earlier this week to enable strengthening work on Kodambakkam bridge.Many... »
Officials said a damaged sewage pipeline was likely to have caused the damage — Photo: M. Vedhan
CHENNAI, November 22, 2014

Yet another bus route road caves in

Bus route roads continue to cave in, posing risks to motorists in various parts of the city.After damage to roads in Perambur, T. Nagar and K.K. Nagar, a portion of Deputy Mayor Kabalamoort... »
Pulapre Balakrishnan (right), of Centre For Development Studies, delivered The Malcolm Adiseshiah Lecture — Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
CHENNAI, November 22, 2014

‘Slowing economic growth not backed by evidence’

The low growth and higher inflation prevailing in India after 2008 cannot be attributed to external factors such as global economic slowdown alone, as India’s growth rate slowed down more than othe... »
CHENNAI, November 21, 2014

Tinsel Town: Finding a way around censorship

David Fincher’s Gone Girl opened in America to rave reviews from fans and critics alike.Back home in India, though film buffs were visibly excited about the film’s release, there rem... »
CHENNAI, November 21, 2014

P.T. instructor beaten up over corporal punishment claims

It was a day of high drama at Loyola Matriculation School in Kodambakkam on Thursday after a physical training (P.T.) instructor was allegedly attacked on campus by some persons. »
Private land along Santhome High Road will be acquired to increase its width — Photo: M. Vedhan
CHENNAI, November 21, 2014

Chennai Corporation to take over 1 lakh sq. m. private land, widen roads

The Chennai Corporation has identified 1.12 lakh sq. m. of private land and a number of notified open spaces along 11 city roads, for widening them.The Corporation Council on Thursday passed... »
This is the second time this month portions of Anna Main Road in K.K. Nagar have collapsed — Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, November 21, 2014

Road in K.K. Nagar collapses again

For the second time this month, portions of Anna Main Road in K.K. Nagar collapsed in two places on Thursday, posing a threat to motorists. Traffic on the busy stretch worsened a... »
NEW DELHI/CHENNAI, November 21, 2014

Centre gives in-principle nod for Chennai monorail project

The Ministry of Urban Development has given its ‘in-principle’ approval for the Chennai Monorail Project (CMP) Phase-1.According to its officials, the services will be provided between Poo... »

Care the newborn like Kangaroo

Hop off the Metro, hop on to MTC bus

Police Patrol: The policeman’s guide to crisis control on streets

Waiting for the signal? Hang on

Concern over German language decision in KVs

Do you know how to report sexual harassment in the workplace?

Rains subside but veggie, fish prices high

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November 24, 2014

A legacy crumbles, brick by brick

Chennai is the only Indian city to have made it to the New York Times’ list of 52 places to go in 2014.  Yet, the broad consensus among experts remains that the metropolis lags in heritage conserva... »
November 23, 2014

Tube watch: RJ’s videos present snapshots of issues

Popular radio jockey Balaji is working on creating short videos on contemporary issues, which will be uploaded on his YouTube channel, ‘Panjumittai Productions’. So far, he has uploaded two... »
CHENNAI, November 22, 2014

Corporation seeks 30 days for work

Resuming work on Kodambakkam Bridge on Monday, Chennai Corporation has asked the Traffic Police for permission to complete the work in 30 days. Challenges in completing the Railways’ portio... »
Founder Gulika Reddy (in picture) is hoping to effect attitudinal changes, through sessions in activity and art — Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
CHENNAI, November 22, 2014

Towards countering gendered designs

How do you counter the messages of gender stereotypes, violent imagery and set ideas on sexuality and identity that are constantly bombarding your children, through media and in social circles? »
November 22, 2014

Health Hub: Nephrology study throws up rising risk among young

A pilot programme to study the risk of kidney disease in just over 2,000 students of colleges in and around Chennai has showed a disconcerting constellation of risk factors for chronic disease in t... »
Kalaiarasan (in white) with actor Karthi in the movie ‘Madras’
November 21, 2014

Tinsel Town: Kalaiarasan opts for content over hero roles

Actor Kalaiarasan has emerged as a promising young actor in recent times after starring in a couple of critically-acclaimed films such as Madhayanai Koottam and Madras.The acto... »
CHENNAI, November 21, 2014

DMK demands CBI inquiry into transfer

Councillors of DMK on Thursday demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into allegations pertaining to the transfer of IAS officer Pingale Vijay Maruti. Councillors walked out of the meeti... »
S. Pushparani was responding well to treatment, but her condition deteriorated a few days ago
CHENNAI, November 21, 2014

Two women die after attacks at home

Adding to the count of violent crimes against women in the city over the past few months, a 90-year-old woman who was brutally attacked in St. Thomas Mount, a fortnight ago, succumbed to injuries ... »
Kalaignar Karunanidhi Salai has shrunk to a two-lane facility due to to incomplete work on a bridge across South Buckingham canal
Photo: M. Karunakaran
CHENNAI, November 21, 2014

Idling works block ways

Travelling through the bustling hubs of south Chennai has become a nightmarish experience for residents, due to slow progress of various infrastructure projects on arterial roads.The incompl... »
NEW DELHI, November 20, 2014

Ministry nod for Chennai Monorail

The Ministry of Urban Development has given ‘in-principle’ approval for the Chennai Monorail Project (CMP) Phase-1.According to officials of the Ministry, Monorail services will be provided... »

MRTS stations yet to get feeder service

Police Patrol:: Cutting-edge tech to stay up-to-date

Claims of plagiarism pile on Kollywood

Six men, including three BPO staff, killed in road accidents

Vandalur zoo’s errant tigress trapped

Lingaa audio launch: A touch of the Superstar magic

Two killed in wall collapse in Kothawal Chavadi market

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