Reading, together:Shannon Zirkle began the first such initiative in Egmore last year —Photo: R. Ragu
Reading, together:Shannon Zirkle began the first such initiative in Egmore last year —Photo: R. Ragu

Where book lovers congregate

Little Free Libraries are blossoming much to residents' delight »
A view of the Inner Ring Road which connects Manali, Manjambakkam, Madhavaram,Redhills and Koyambedu in Chennai— Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

New road to link GNT and IRR in 6 months

Traffic from Ambattur to Ennore, CPCL and Manali can take this road »
decisive action:Water Resources Department staff demolish encroachments along the Red Hills Reservoir (Puzhal Lake) bund in Chennai on Sunday— Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Officials act tough on encroachments

The State government has started cracking down on encroachments on the Red Hills reservoir as part of steps to protect one of the most important water resources of the city’s drinking water supply. »
Non-functional traffic signals and lack of zebra crossings make it tough for road users to navigate the heavy vehicle flow in most parts of Velachery Main Road —Photo: M. Karunakaran

Southern suburbs endure traffic woes

Non-functional traffic signals, lack of zebra crossings for pedestrians and absence of traffic policemen at important intersections make it extremely tough for pedestrians and other road users in t... »
The Chennai Super Kings Star launched his seventh single ‘Chalo Chalo’ —Photo. M. Moorthy

When Bravo shone off the field too

 On the field, West Indies cricketer and Chennai Super Kings star Dwayne Bravo may have his eyes glued to the ball. But off the field, he seems to have set his eyes on the music industry. On... »
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May 4, 2015

Do you Know How the Food Safety and Standards Act protects you

It has been over three years since the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 ame into force in the State. Complaints regarding any substance intended for human consumption can be sent to the Departm... »
CHENNAI, May 4, 2015

New deputy director for NCC

Commodore Vijesh Kumar Garg has taken over as the deputy director general of NCC Directorate Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman, Nicobar.He replaced Commodore K.S. Aiyappa who has gone on su... »
CHENNAI, May 4, 2015

A hub of information on education

Students and parents thronged The Hindu International Education Fair 2015 on Sunday. During the two-day education fair, several prestigious universities from across the world i... »
CHENNAI, May 4, 2015

03MAYVKN02 – Fugitive held

Fugitive held

A 24-year old suspect in a theft case, who had escaped from the Madurantakam sub-jail a few days ago, was nabbed from a hideout in Besant Nagar on Sunday.<... »
CHENNAI, May 4, 2015

Centre’s norms on deep sea fishing illegal, CM tells PM

Terming the Union Agriculture Ministry’s guidelines on deep sea fishing as “illegal”, Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Sunday told the Centre that the new guidelines could result in India’s Exclu... »
CHENNAI, May 4, 2015

NGO lays stress on patients’ rights

The Forum for Creche and Child Care Services in Tamil Nadu, TN-Forces, has called for a grievance redress mechanism in private hospitals to ensure patients’ rights.The NGO’s convener, K.Shan... »
CHENNAI, May 4, 2015

‘Help end pollution in Adyar river’

Welcoming the recent order of the Southern Bench of National Green Tribunal, residents of Anakaputhur, Pammal and Pozhichalur have appealed to the Kancheepuram district administration to help put a... »
Plenty of options:Over 50 universities from across the globe are participating in the two-day fair in Chennai. —Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, May 4, 2015

Exploring new vistas in higher education

Global exposure, job opportunities and skill development are some of the reasons cited by students who want to study overseas.Many of these factors were elaborated on at The Hin... »
CHENNAI, May 4, 2015

Now, order ‘My stamp’ online

Getting one’s personalised stamp has just become easier. The Department of Posts has introduced the facility to order ‘My Stamp’ online.Until now, customers had to visit the Philately Bureau... »
In this April 27, 2015 photo, newly appointed city judge, Chennai-born Raja Rajeswari, rises to take her place for a Judicial Swearing-In Ceremony at New York City Hall in New York.
CHENNAI, May 3, 2015

NYC judge Rajeswari acknowledges Chennai connect

When she raised her hand to take the oath of office, Judge Raja Rajeswari, the first Indian woman to be appointed to a criminal court in New York, it was a symbolic gesture. It was a thumbs up for... »

Of out-of-the-box ways to help with earthquake relief

Exploring new vistas in education

Part of Poonamallee Road caves in

38-year-old woman found dead at home

Death of patient sparks protest

Stalin accuses CM of punishing people for the sake of Jayalalithaa

SRMU to join indefinite strike opposing privatisation

Special trains for Tirunelveli, Nagercoil

Students from the Asian College of Journalism with their degrees after the Convocation in Chennai. Photo: M. Vedhan
CHENNAI, May 4, 2015

ACJ institutes investigative reporting award

To recognise exemplary efforts in the field of investigative reporting, the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) has instituted the ‘ACJ Investigative Journalism Award’ from 2015. The award wil... »
CHENNAI, May 4, 2015

GH gets a sports medicine clinic

Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital now has a comprehensive sports clinic. Inaugurated recently by State health minister C. Vijaya Baskar and health secretary J. Radhakrishnan, the Rs. 16-lakh... »
CHENNAI, May 4, 2015

19-year-old held for bomb hoax

The Government Railway Police arrested a 19-year old student for allegedly perpetrating a bomb hoax on April 27. According to police, around 6.40 p.m. the Chennai city police control room received... »
CHENNAI, May 4, 2015

Karunanidhi slams Centre’s policy on MSMEs

DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Sunday slammed the Centre’s new policy, allowing big companies to produce 20 items that were reserved exclusively for micro and small enterprises (MSME) in the count... »
Parents wait for their wards at a test centre in West Mambalam on Sunday.- PHOTO: R. SUJATHA
CHENNAI, May 4, 2015

Fractured train track leaves some students stranded

A fissure in the railway track near Moore Market along the suburban route and the resultant diversion could have cost many students a career in medicine.On Sunday, around 25,000 students fro... »
CHENNAI, May 4, 2015

DMK gears up for 2016 Assembly polls

The DMK is gearing up for the 2016 Assembly polls and party treasurer M.K. Stalin has started reviewing the performance of the district units.“I will address a mega public meeting in Madurai... »
CHENNAI, May 4, 2015

International award for Metrowater

Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board bagged ‘The Water Leaders Award-2015’ for managing the drought situation in the city efficiently last year.The award was presented by Glo... »
CHENNAI, May 4, 2015

Of out-of-the-box ways to help with earthquake relief

As the world comes to terms with the extent of devastation caused by the earthquake in Nepal, concerned citizens are devising ways to help from afar. While some have donated money directly, some ot... »
VCK president Thol Thirumavalavan presents the award to writer Arundhati Roy at a function in Chennai on Saturday. Photo: M. Vedhan
CHENNAI, May 3, 2015

Arundhati Roy receives ‘Ambedkar Sudar’ award

“The major challenge before us is to fight caste without inadvertently strengthening and deepening caste divisions that were designed to prevent political solidarity. This makes it a very complicat... »
Comic Con organisers say an event in Chennai is on the cards once the right infrastructure is in place—Photo: K. Murali Kumar
CHENNAI, May 3, 2015
Fans Unite

Chennai’s long wait for a Comic Con

Ever since John Wesley, a client service executive at an event management firm, came across the concept of Comic Con through the show Big Bang Theory, he wanted to go to San Diego to a... »

International award for Metrowater

Corporation to compensate people relocated by projects

‘Help end pollution in Adyar river’

Silver armour missing from actor’s house

Withdraw road safety and transport bill: DMK

Marathon negotiations pave way for Uttama Villain’s release

VCK honours Arundhati Roy

Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday: Sardar Jung Garden: Soorappan Street. Maduravoyal North: MMDA 1st t... »