The local councillor said the debris was used to level the surface — Photo: Aloysius Xavier Lopez
The local councillor said the debris was used to level the surface — Photo: Aloysius Xavier Lopez

Debris on beach sparks protests

Material dumped in Palavakkam can disrupt nesting of turtles »

The need to know thy driver

With incidences of verbal abuse by drivers becoming more common, most passengers, especially women, feel the need for an identification system »

Unions to reform errant drivers

In an attempt at reforming autorickshaw drivers in the city, a few of the unions will soon be holding campaigns at important public spots.The unions plan to ask drivers to ply by the meter,... »

Mayor returns to Ripon Buildings

On Monday, after a few days of uncertainty caused by rumours of his resignation, Mayor Saidai Duraisamy returned to Ripon Buildings.The Mayor received petitions from a number of residents w... »
Most brands and stores in the segment design clothes for the younger generation — Photo: K. Pichumani

More stores enter the fray, embrace all sizes

Understanding the need for plus-size clothes that are stylish and comfortable, many more stores have opened in the city »

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November 25, 2014

On the move: Locked bathrooms irritate commuters

A complaint frequently voiced by commuters who use the suburban train services is the state of bathrooms in stations. Most of the facilities in the stations are non-functional. The worst... »
CHENNAI, November 25, 2014

Of breaking away from convention

When Usha Ramakrishnan, chairperson, Vidya Sagar, asked young achievers who have chosen alternate career paths about how it all began, the answers ranged from incisive to ingenious.At the pa... »
(From left) N. Kamakodi, MD and CEO of City Union Bank, R. Gandhi of the RBI, former RBI governor C. Rangarajan and S. Balasubramanian, chairman, City Union Bank at the 110th foundation day of the bank. Photo. M. Moorthy
CHENNAI, November 24, 2014

‘Identifying shadow banking activities is a tough task’

The City Union Bank on Sunday launched a mobile app to help customers locate the nearest Automated Teller Machine and bank branch. At the function to mark the 110 Foundation Day of the bank... »
CHENNAI, November 24, 2014

‘Persons with epilepsy can lead normal lives’

Persons with epilepsy are often scared to lead normal lives. It is important for them to realise that it is possible to lead a normal life with proper management of the disease, said doctors and e... »
CHENNAI, November 24, 2014

New rates soon on Aavin covers

In the past few weeks, Aavin milk buyers have been receiving packets with both the old and revised prices printed on them, much to their surprise. “My neighbour gets packets with different rates o... »
The blacking out of Chennai Mayor Saidai Duraisamy’s name on a party banner near Teynampet sparked fresh rumours — Photo: V. Ganesan.
CHENNAI, November 24, 2014

Chennai Mayor’s name blacked out on party banners

Partial black out of AIADMK party banners carrying the name of Chennai Mayor Saidai Duraisamy on Sunday fuelled yet another round of speculation among Chennai Corporation officials and residents.»
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... »
Photos: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, November 23, 2014

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... »
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... »
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CHENNAI, November 23, 2014

Rumours of Mayor’s quitting spark flurry of calls

Rumours circulating throughout the day of the impending resignation of Chennai Mayor Saidai Duraisamy fuelled a flurry of phone calls to the Corporation offices on Saturday. While the rumou... »

7 days, 9 murders: is Chennai safe?

Corporation seeks 30 days for work

Towards countering gendered designs

Health Hub: Nephrology study throws up rising risk among young

Tinsel Town: Kalaiarasan opts for content over hero roles

DMK demands CBI inquiry into transfer

Two women die after attacks at home

Idling works block ways

November 25, 2014

On the move: The price of all those job offers and cures on trains

Travelling on a suburban train late at night, after a hard day’s work, can be a relaxing and pleasant experience for commuters. However, this is also the time when the defacing of trains and pasti... »
CHENNAI, November 25, 2014

FIRs by post a big relief to accident victims

For many accident victims, getting the First Information Report (FIR) is more traumatic than the accident itself. Now, the Chennai police have introduced a system of mailing the FIR.In the... »
CHENNAI, November 24, 2014

Hundreds run for an inclusive society

On Sunday morning, hundreds of people gathered at the Marina Beach to run for a cause – bringing excluded communities into the mainstream. The homeless, the disabled, people affected with H... »
Over 2,000 students participated in the walk. Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, November 24, 2014

Towards safer travel

When and where are women harassed the most in the city? Many women feel it is while travelling on public transport. This was the outcome of a six-month-long survey by Survival Instincts, an... »
CHENNAI, November 24, 2014

Student drowns, another goes missing off Marina beach

In separate incidents on the Marina Beach on Sunday afternoon, a student drowned while an engineering student has gone missing. The two had visited the beach with their friends.M. Vishal (16... »
Police sources say that the suspect had easy access into the house and seemed to have known the victim
– Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, November 24, 2014

Choolai murder: CCTV images provide breakthrough

The police investigating the murder of 48-year-old homemaker Manju Devi of Kalathiappa Street, Choolai are examining visuals obtained from closed circuit television (CCTV) footage of a man walking... »
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... »
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... »
CHENNAI, November 23, 2014

The long gap to landing a job in Chennai

Eight out of ten students aged between 18 and 21 in Chennai are unemployable, a recent study reveals. Strangely, once they touch 30 years, aspirants’ employability appears to go up, with... »
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
CHENNAI, November 23, 2014

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... »

Motorists fume as Kodambakkam bridge work holds up traffic

Yet another bus route road caves in

‘Slowing economic growth not backed by evidence’

Tinsel Town: Finding a way around censorship

P.T. instructor beaten up over corporal punishment claims

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

Road in K.K. Nagar collapses again

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