A portion of the building that collapsed on Rajaji Salai on Friday night. Photo: R. Ragu
The Hindu A portion of the building that collapsed on Rajaji Salai on Friday night. Photo: R. Ragu

Two killed in building collapse

Two persons were killed and three injured after a dilapidated building on Rajaji Salai near Chennai Collectorate collapsed on Friday. The façade of the building collapsed at 9.15 p.m. whi... »
Work on the Kodambakkam bridge began on Monday - Photo: M. Vedhan

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

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... »
Founder Gulika Reddy (in picture) is hoping to effect attitudinal changes, through sessions in activity and art — Photo: K.V. Srinivasan

Towards countering gendered designs

Schools of Equality, by engaging with students, works towards social change »

Health Hub: Nephrology study throws up rising risk among young

Programme conducted among 2,000 college students indicated many of them were vulnerable to chronic diseases »

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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... »
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... »
A woman with her child at the 'Kangaroo Mother Care Ward in Chennai on Wednesday.Photo: V.Ganesan
CHENNAI, November 20, 2014

Care for the newborn like a Kangaroo

If your newborn is small or sick, you can hold the diapered baby to the bare chest with a blanket draped over the baby’s back. Both mother and father can do it. That’s Kangaroo care for premature... »
CHENNAI, November 20, 2014

Hop off the Metro, hop on to MTC bus

Early next year, after Chennai Metro becomes operational, you will not have to bargain with autorickshaw drivers to get home after exiting a Metro station. You can simply hop into a Metropo... »
November 20, 2014

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

A disruption of law and order on the streets can frighten residents in addition to affecting business and causing traffic logjams. How do police personnel, who are often in the thick of the... »
CHENNAI, November 20, 2014

Waiting for the signal? Hang on

If pothole-ridden roads are the most common obstacle motorists on Chennai roads have to overcome, non-functional traffic signals and the attendant chaos come a close second.The city’s traff... »

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


Engineering heritage centre opened

Corporation to set up 60 centres to issue Aadhaar cards

Wildlife institute nears completion

Special trains for Sabarimala season

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... »
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... »
Many MRTS stations are deserted due to the lack of adequate connectivity — Photo: M. Karunakaran
CHENNAI, November 20, 2014

MRTS stations yet to get feeder service

Poor connectivity is one among the reasons many of the 18 Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) stations in the city have less patronage.Frequent commuters want the Metropolitan Transport Corpor... »
November 20, 2014

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

Hello control room, Over!’ Kollywood has, time and again, depicted alarmed policemen shouting out these words while warning higher-ups of mob violence through walkie-talkies. But in reality,... »
Producer Elred Kumar is thinking of serving a legal notice on filmmaker Ravi K. Chandran for plagiarism
CHENNAI, November 20, 2014

Claims of plagiarism pile on Kollywood

The Tamil film industry has aggressively fought the issue of piracy, with some degree of success. But, the issue of plagiarism within its own ranks has not been taken seriously enough. In th... »
Three techies returning from night shift died on the spot when the driver of their office vehicle (above) lost control while negotiating a turn and rammed into a tree on GST Road near Pallavaram — Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, November 19, 2014

Three BPO staff killed in road accident near Pallavaram

Six men were killed in separate accidents in different parts of the city on Wednesday morning. While three young employees of a BPO died when their office vehicle rammed a tree on GST Ro... »

Vandalur zoo’s errant tigress trapped

Lingaa audio launch: A touch of the Superstar magic

Two killed in wall collapse in Kothawal Chavadi market

Search on at Vandalur zoo for errant tigress

Holiday for educational institutions in Chennai

Unscheduled power cuts hassle residents in peripheral areas

Better lighting for crowded public spaces

Property registrations yet to look up

The autorickshaw’s ancestor

The state government is involved in yet another struggle to bring the autorickshaw drivers of our city under control. All this brings to mind the two-century-long battle that Madras fought against... »
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