It’s dinner by candlelight during power cuts. File photo: M. Vedhan
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It’s dinner by candlelight during power cuts. File photo: M. Vedhan

Power cuts disrupt life in some pockets of city

Residents in various parts of the city said that they have made several complaints and power supply restoration has been slow. »

Searing heat in Chennai skewers swine flu

City residents may complain about the soaring temperature, but it seems to have had one beneficial effect – according to statistics from the directorate of public health, the number of H1N1 (swine... »
J. Satish Kumar says producers are at fault for being ready to spend big money on stars —Photo: Sandeep Saxena

Of low-budget movies and choosing content over stars

In an industry where producers are worried about losing money with every film, J. Satish Kumar has won the National award for the Best Regional Film two years in a row for Thanga Meenk... »
A view of the slaughter house at Pulianthope in Chennai. File photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

NGT directs TNPCB to inspect abattoirs

Faulty sewage disposal systems flouting pollution control norms, says petition. »
dark times ahead:57-year-old S. Ganesan says he does not see the next generation pursuing the profession —Photo. M. Moorthy

As the embers die out in furnaces

It is not yet afternoon, but 57-year-old S. Ganesan is profusely sweating from brow to toe as he hammers a red hot piece of steel, which in a few hours will be used to drill rock-hard concrete. He... »
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CHENNAI, May 6, 2015

Vels University to offer 20 new courses

In a move to introduce more career-oriented programmes, Vels University, Pallavaram will offer 20 new courses this academic year.The courses range from B. Tech in Naval Architecture and Offs... »
CHENNAI, May 6, 2015

Shop till you get a bit of pocket money

Ashrita Mohan seems like your typical college student in search of the perfect pair of jeans at one of the big clothing stores in the city. She fits the bill of a fussy shopper, as a saleswoman pat... »
CHENNAI, May 6, 2015

Eight-year-old boy electrocuted at children’s park in Thiruvallur

An eight-year-old boy playing inside a newly inaugurated municipal park for children died on the spot after suffering an electric shock when he stepped on a livewire connecting a light.Tiruv... »
CHENNAI, May 6, 2015

Missing boy suspected kidnapped

CCTV footage of a woman carrying a toddler and leading a child by the arm at Chennai Central has raised suspicion that the four-year-old boy who went missing on Sunday could have been kidnapped.»
CHENNAI, May 6, 2015

Panneerselvam seeks Rs. 100 cr. for RTE Act implementation

Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam has sought nearly Rs. 100 crore from the Centre to implement the Right To Education Act in Tamil Nadu.In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday,... »
CHENNAI, May 6, 2015

AP Health Minister visits GHs

Andhra Pradesh Minister for Health and Medical Education Kamineni Srinivas visited the Government Multi Super Specialty Hospital in Omandurar Estate and the Government General Hospital attached to... »
CHENNAI, May 6, 2015

Anbumani mired in corruption, alleges DMK

The DMK on Wednesday came down heavily on former Union Minister Anbumani Ramadoss, saying he must think twice before launching an offensive against DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin because he could secure... »
VCK president Thol. Thirumavalavan
CHENNAI, May 6, 2015

VCK pitches for a coalition government in 2016

The VCK wants smaller political outfits in Tamil Nadu to unite in a coalition to ensure that they get a share of power when the new government is formed after the 2016 Assembly elections.Bar... »
Tasmac introduced an exclusive outlet for selling beer at Parsn Complex on Kodambakkam High Road last year. Photo: R. Ravindran
CHENNAI, May 6, 2015

Summer fails to push up beer sales

The Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Limited, popular known by its acronym Tasmac, is witnessing the biggest decline in its beer sales. This year, for the first four months, beer sales have d... »
 CHENNAI, May 6, 2015

The long journey to register a car

Even if the bureaucracy fails to create an enabling environment for the differently-abled, it makes sense not to frustrate their endeavours further with red tapism. But, members of the differently-... »

‘More judges needed, but Bar stands in the way’

Nochikuppam residents protest

Ahead of results, students stress out

Relief for Nepal

4-year-old goes missing at Central

Three-day summer school

DMK threatens protest

IPS officers’ postings

CHENNAI, May 6, 2015

Watch out for pulmonary hypertension

If you are a woman over the age of 40, and have been suffering from breathlessness, chest pains, dizziness and fatigue, you could have pulmonary hypertension (PH).It is caused by high blood... »
CHENNAI, May 6, 2015

Gang hurls crude bomb into building

An armed gang hurled a crude bomb into a building under construction in Kambar Street, West Saidapet, on Tuesday morning. Police said the attack was a result of a stand-off between two groups of pe... »
CHENNAI, May 6, 2015

Bikers attack women, damage cars

Women who questioned a group of bikers for speeding on their street in Velachery on Monday evening were brutally assaulted. The group also damaged parked cars in a rage.Guindy police said th... »
The Teynampet market was among the string of small shops that remained shut on Tuesday.— Photo. M. Moorthy
CHENNAI, May 6, 2015

Shutters down for Traders’ Day

Small shops, including those selling grocery items, vegetables, hardware and tea and snacks, remained closed on Tuesday as traders across the State observed Vanigar Dhinam or T... »
CHENNAI, May 6, 2015

BE, B.Tech lateral entry form sale from May 13

Application forms for admission to second year BE/B Tech degree courses offered in government, aided and self-financing engineering colleges under the purview of Directorate of Technical Education,... »
CHENNAI, May 6, 2015

Annamalai University to get Vice-Chancellor soon

: A little over a year after the search committee for the post of V-C for Annamalai University was constituted, a list of three eligible persons was given to Governor and Chancellor K. Rosaiah on M... »
CHENNAI, May 6, 2015

Left parties’ reservation on ties with VCK

While the Left parties are keen to work with the Viduthalai Chiruthaikal Katchi (VCK) in the electoral front what could upset their coming together is the Dalit party’s open minded approach towards... »
CHENNAI, May 6, 2015

Vector-borne diseases on the decline in Tamil Nadu

Except for Japanese encephalitis, cases of other vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and chikungunya have registered a decline in Tamil Nadu in the last three years.According to th... »
CHENNAI, May 6, 2015

Ahead of results, students stress out

G. Aishwarya who just completed her Class XII examinations in the science stream has solved her chemistry paper around 10 times since the examinations ended. “I evaluate myself each time, just to s... »
A view of the slaughter house at Pulianthope in Chennai.— File photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, May 6, 2015

NGT directs TNPCB to inspect abattoirs

The National Green Tribunal – Southern Bench has directed the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to inspect the sewage disposal mechanism at three abattoirs run by the Chennai Corporation,... »

Pat for service delivery

Learn from China’s mistakes: US expert

A slow start to this summer

Restoration of major city bus routes begins

No parking attendants, no security at Velachery station

HC comes to professor’s aid

Law University adds 2 new courses

Extra: tech-a-byte: What's new in technology?

Corporate Tweeting Data analysis by the Harvard Business Review has revealed that among the top 50 companies that handle their Twitter accounts better are American Airlines,... »
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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... »