Safety test for Chennai Metro Rail by month-end

Officials will inspect facilities for a week »

Rebuilding life, one day at a time

More than medical treatment needed to help rehabilitate victims of acid attacks, say experts at the launch of the southern chapter of a survivors’ foundation »
a new beginning:Sai Rithish, seen here with his parents, is now in LKG —Photo: K. Pichumani

The end of a six-year-long ordeal for boy

It is only now, almost a year-and-a-half after their son’s surgery, that life is nearly normal for K.R. Sethuraman and his wife Muthulakshmi.For six years, the couple had to watch their son... »

Aadhaar-linked programme to correct poll rolls

In its attempt to capitalise on the data available with the Registrar General of India in the form of Aadhaar numbers allotted to individuals, the Election Commission of India has launched a Nation... »

H1N1 scare creates panic in Chennai school

Parents of a private school in Velachery reportedly panicked on Tuesday due to an H1N1 (swine flu) scare. Of the 1,100 students admitted there, only 88 turned up, local officials said. In order to... »
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CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

Northeast students find the going tough

Lily*, an undergraduate student from Nagaland, sought hostel admission in a city college for three years but was refused each time.She thinks it is because of her ethnicity. Despite the nota... »
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

Students’ home gets solar power

More educational institutions in the city are turning to solar power to offset the electricity tariffs that have undergone revision, effective December 2014.The management of Ramakrishna Mis... »
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

Avoid felling of trees: alumni

The Alumni Association members of Madras Christian College (MCC), Tambaram met the principal of the college, Alexander Jesudasan, on Tuesday, to express their displeasure at the chopping of trees o... »
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

HC dismisses plea against policemen

: The Madras High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition by a rights forum seeking registration of a case of murder against policemen who killed one Pandi alias Dindigul Pandi at Neelankarai, near C... »
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

In defence of free expression

Coming out in defence of writers and in support of a culture of free expression, activists, academics and students expressed deep regret over the sustained assault on writers, their works and their... »
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

Maran aides can’t be denied bail: court

The Madras High Court on Monday observed that just because former Communications Minister Dayanidhi Maran may have political influence, bail in the telephone exchange case cannot be denied to other... »
The theatre will function till the building plan permission for the new structure is obtained—Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

Shanti theatre to be entertainment destination

Shanti theatre on Anna Salai, owned by Sivaji Ganesan’s family and an integral part of the late thespian’s career, is all set to change its form. But it will remain true to its content, the owners... »
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

Panel for choosing conservation architect

After the restoration work of Kalas Mahal, the ball has been set rolling for the restoration of the nearly 247-year-old Humayun Mahal, a part of Chepauk Palace.RecommendationsT... »
CHENNAI: , March 3, 2015

The social media trap

Students facing their board exams have a new burden to tackle: social media. The popularity of Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram and the smartphone revolution has seen more teenagers take... »
Thousands of students wrote the class XII CBSE exams on Monday. Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, March 3, 2015

Exam fever sets in

It may have been a comparatively easy English paper for class XII CBSE students who wrote their first exam on Monday, but along and gruelling season lies ahead.J.R. Shrividhya and V. Sahana... »

Aadhaar to be linked with electoral rolls

Government dept. unions demand wage revision

Change in train timings today

Document leak under probe, says Centre

Glorifying past not on agenda, say ICHR members

Three get bail in BSNL exchange case

PMK seeks CBI probe into rice smuggling

Has activity learning helped?

CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

Documentary on Gudiyam caves makes it to Cannes

Few know of Gudiyam’s prehistoric caves and not many visiting it treat the site with the respect it deserves. Tourists often leave behind a trail of garbage and broken liquor bottles, not to mentio... »
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

Duo held for cheating

The Central Crime Branch of the city police arrested a duo who allegedly cheated various persons of over Rs. 64 lakh. Police suspect over 100 persons were conned.CCB officers said R.V. Narma... »
Postgraduate and research students explain to Madras University V-CR. Thandavan their grievances about lack of drinking water and good toilets on the Chepauk campus on Tuesday. –PHOTO. R. RAVINDRAN
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

Students stage protest at VC’s office

: The students of the University of Madras’ Chepauk campus held a two-hour sit in on Tuesday in front of Vice Chancellor R. Thandavan’s office demanding better amenities.Around 200 students... »
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

Verify functioning of ‘goshalas’: says court

: The Madras High Court has directed the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) to conduct random checks to verify the functioning of ‘goshalas’ (where cattle are maintained) in temples administered... »
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

Document leak under probe: Centre

The Union Home Ministry has submitted before the Madras High Court that it had ordered an enquiry into the alleged leakage of a secret document “Concerted efforts by select foreign-funded NGOs to t... »
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

Gang of fake vigilance officials busted

Thiruvanmiyur police busted a three-member gang that tried to extort money from a city businessman posing as vigilance officials. Fake ID cards and other documents were seized from them.Poli... »
in long queues:People waiting to enroll themselves for Aadhar Card at Chennai Middle School, Varadarajapuram, Pudupet.— Photo: V. Ganesan.
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

Aadhaar to be linked to electoral rolls

With the Chennai Corporation starting a drive to link Aadhaar with the electoral database, the number of electors on the rolls in the city is set to reduce.The linking of electoral rolls wit... »
CHENNAI, March 4, 2015

Government dept. unions demand wage revision

The Joint Council of Action (JCA), South Zone, representing unions of Railways, Defence, Postal and other Central government departments organised a demonstration near the Chennai Collectorate stre... »
Students revise lessons at the Chennai High School at Kottur Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, March 3, 2015

Of sacrifices, solidarity and sundal

The past couple of months have been a blur for R. Aishwarya, who is preparing for the State board class XII examinations that will begin in a couple of days. Without a minute to spare between spec... »
The theatre will function till the building plan permission for the new structure is obtained—Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, March 3, 2015

Shanti theatre to be entertainment destination

Shanti theatre on Anna Salai, owned by Sivaji Ganesan’s family and an integral part of the late thespian’s career, is all set to change its form. But it will remain true to its content, the owners... »

Elderly woman murdered at home

Gang of fake vigilance officials busted

Scribes for visually impaired: HC notice to government

Transport workers’ wage talks end in clash

Action plan on turtle conservation readied

Pay Rs. 2.11 lakh as college fees, HC tells student’s father

22 lakh joined party, claims T.N. BJP

Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas in Sembium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Monday: Periyar Nagar, Sathyavani Muthu Nagar, Kakkanji Nagar, Karunanidhi Salai... »

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