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A car, which was damaged in the Egmore court
complex in Chennai on Saturday. Photo: G.Sribharath
A car, which was damaged in the Egmore court complex in Chennai on Saturday. Photo: G.Sribharath

Advocate murdered outside Egmore court

: An advocate was murdered outside the Egmore Metropolitan Magistrate Court complex early on Saturday after victory celebrations following the Bar Council election turned violent. A clash between s... »
Several blind students approach Worth Digitisation in Kottivakkam with requests to convert Tamil books to Braille —Photo: K.V. Srinivasan

Helping the visually impaired read Tamil

The Worth Digitisation project uses an advanced OCR software for Braille »

Improving the odds of a successful IVF pregnancy

The embryoscope allows IVF specialists to monitor every moment of the embryo’s development before it is implanted »
For City: Children from rural areas were honoured with Hope Hero awards for their act of bravery at a function organised by Tripura Foundation in Chennai. Photo. M. Moorthy

When age was no bar to heroism

When M.Santhanalakshmi, an eighth standard student, saw two of her friends drowning in a river, her first reaction was to jump in to save them. “There was no one else around when they cr... »

Corporation looks to get loans for students

The Chennai Corporation hopes to provide an assistance scheme for its students to avail educational loans once they complete plus two. The civic body is in talks with public sector banks to enable... »
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changing times:Two filmmakers have helped Gautham Menon with the story of the much-awaited Ajith-starrer ‘Yennai Arindhaal’—File Photos
CHENNAI, February 1, 2015

Gautham Menon hires script consultants

Two talented filmmakers — Sridhar Raghavan and Thiagarajan Kumararaja — have been roped in as script consultants for filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon’s much-awaited film with actor Ajith Kumar,... »
President Zakir Husain flew down from Delhi to give the inaugural address at the second World Tamil Conference in January 1968—Photos: The Hindu Archives
CHENNAI, February 1, 2015

From a time of greatness, 47 years ago

Forty-seven years ago, in January 1968, Madras hosted the second World Tamil Conference.The principles of liberalism and openness in the Tamil linguistic tradition were exalted as reasons fo... »
CHENNAI, February 1, 2015

Fisherman missing at sea

Fisherman R. Sagayaraj’s three teenaged children and his wife Aarayi haven’t eaten or slept since Monday.The Kasimedu resident has been missing at sea from the night of January 25{+t}{+h}.»
Experts say a lot of expensive technology in schools is not used very well —File Photo
CHENNAI, February 1, 2015

‘Streamline technology in schools’

Many schools in the city have begun adopting technologically-advanced features such as smart classes, but experts in the field say that even though a lot of money is spent on these tools, they are... »
CHENNAI, February 1, 2015

Work on to channel surplus canal water at Koyambedu

After a delay of over five months, the work to channel surplus water from the Virugambakkam-Arumbakkam canal to the Cooum resumed at Koyambedu this week.A sign has been put up on the crowded... »
CHENNAI, February 1, 2015

Man arrested for cheating woman

The Kilpauk All Women's Police arrested a 33-year-old man from Karnataka on Saturday.The man, Jay Richard Geils, had allegedly cheated a young woman in the city to the tune of Rs. 18 lakh af... »
CHENNAI, February 1, 2015

Karunanidhi opposes plea for deletion of ‘secular’ from Preamble

: Taking exception to demands for enactment of a common civil code and deletion of the words “secular” and “socialist” from the Preamble of the Constitution, DMK leader M. Karunanidhi wondered how... »
Chennai, February 1, 2015

A crore collected as fine

The Commercial Taxes Department has collected Rs. 1 crore as fine from shops and dealers in the State for evading tax on tobacco products.Surprise checks were conducted in railway stations,... »
CHENNAI, February 1, 2015

Pan traders’ seek quashing of ban order

The Madras High Court has ordered notice on a writ petition by a traders’ association seeking to quash a notification of May 2013 and restrain the authorities’ from interfering with the sale of pan... »
CHENNAI, February 1, 2015

HC vacancies to be filled only after panel is set up

: Vacancies in High Courts in the country will be filled, once the constitution of the National Judicial Appointments Commission is completed, the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee,... »

Transplant coordinators to receive training

When age was no bar to heroism

A low-key ‘homecoming’

Mohan Foundation to help train transplant coordinators

Power Shutdown

Bonded labourers rescued in Tiruvallur

Brinda slams police ‘inaction’

DMK offers posts to disgruntled senior leaders

CHENNAI, February 1, 2015

‘VHS gives hope to the hopeless’

“The Voluntary Health Services (VHS) is one of the finest institutions that gives hope to the hopeless, be it a child or an adult,” said eminent agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan.He wa... »
CHENNAI, February 1, 2015

54 govt. services to go digital

The Chennai Corporation will lead the project to offer digitised government services to the people of the city. It is proposed to offer as many as 54 civic services in digital mode.The Corpo... »
CHENNAI, February 1, 2015

Petroleum dealers protest

Petroleum dealers across the State on Saturday staged dharnas outside oil refineries ensuring that no fuel loads left the premises to be supplied to petroleum outlets.The Tamil Nadu Petroleu... »
CHENNAI, February 1, 2015

Now, a course in disaster management

Does your child know what to do in case of a medical emergency, or if there is a road accident? Now, the school education department plans to equip all children with a basic knowledge on how to dea... »
CHENNAI, February 1, 2015

Bands battle it out at fest

The third day of SRM University’s cultural fest, Milan’15, saw a variety of competitions and events. The day started with an inter-college ‘Battle of Bands’ with bands from around the country compe... »
CHENNAI, February 1, 2015

PMK for Tamil as compulsory medium

PMK leader S. Ramadoss on Saturday urged the Tamil Nadu government to enact a law or amend the existing laws to make Tamil a compulsory medium of instruction in Tamil Nadu.In a statement her... »
CHENNAI, February 1, 2015

Refugees given higher cash dole

The Tamil Nadu government has been providing higher cash dole to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees living in the State than what has been allowed by the Union government.This was conveyed by a team... »
CHENNAI, February 1, 2015

Mega cloud-enabled data centre planned

: Young entrepreneurs, looking forward to start their software firms, may soon find it easier to do so, once the State Information Technology department’s plan for a mega cloud-enabled State Data C... »
CHENNAI, February 1, 2015

NCTE not to insist on undertaking from institutions for the present

The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has submitted before the Madras High Court that its condition that teacher education institutions should undertake within 21 days that they would f... »
CHENNAI, February 1, 2015

BPL consumers also eligible to 12 cylinders

The Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation has clarified that BPL (below poverty line) consumers who had received free gas connections can also be treated on a par with regular LPG consumers.... »

Helping the visually impaired read Tamil

Accolades for TN

When age was no bar to heroism

Accolades for Tamil Nadu

Pipeline leak at Ganesapuram subway causes traffic pileup

Worker killed as lorry crashes into Metro site

Jayanthi Natarajan’s allegations serious: CPI

Brinda Karat questions debate on Constitution

Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Villivakkam: MTH Road, Moorthy Nagar, North & South Thirumalai Nagar, Seeyalam... »

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