behind the wheel:In about two months, the two women will control the giant Metro coaches that will take commuters from Koyambedu to Alandur in record time —Photo: M. Karunakaran
behind the wheel:In about two months, the two women will control the giant Metro coaches that will take commuters from Koyambedu to Alandur in record time —Photo: M. Karunakaran

Meet CMRL’s only women drivers

20-something Preethi and Jayashree can’t wait to get started »

Leaks found in Metro trains

Even before they are up and running, some of the state-of the-art Chennai Metro trains have developed leaks in their roofs, say officials.After Mumbai Metro Rail trains were flooded during t... »

24-hour fever helpline created

The State government has set up a 24-hour helpline where public can get information on swine flu and other fevers.The helpline was announced following a meeting chaired by C. Vijayabaskar, H... »

Veteran actor V.S. Raghavan dies

Veteran film and theatre actor, V.S. Raghavan, 90, died on Saturday after battling pancreatic cancer. He is survived by two sons.Mr. Raghavan had the distinction of acting in more than 1,000... »

Jayalalithaa’s gesture to Bengal gymnast

Moved by the plight of Soumita Dey, a former gymnast from West Bengal, fighting for life at a Kolkata hospital, AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa on Saturday announced Rs. 5 lakh from party fun... »
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bonding time:Tamil Nadu cadre IAS and IPS officers played a friendly match at Guru Nanak College on Sunday —Photo: M. Moorthy
CHENNAI, January 26, 2015

Officers’ day out on the pitch

Taking a break from the monotony of clearing files and solving crimes, bureaucrats and law enforcers took to a game of cricket on Sunday.Officers from the Tamil Nadu cadre of the Indian Admi... »
CHENNAI, January 26, 2015

Kidney disease remains a death call in India: K.V. Johny

Kidney or renal transplantation has become a fairly common procedure, with several hospitals across the country equipped to perform live and deceased donor transplantations.In 1971, when K.V... »
CHENNAI, January 26, 2015

Monkeys enter airport through roof

On Sunday afternoon, passengers at Chennai airport were surprised to see two big monkeys in the departure hall of the domestic terminal.The monkeys entered the terminal around 3 p.m., throug... »
CHENNAI, January 26, 2015

24 officers get police awards

As many as 24 officers from Tamil Nadu have been selected for this year’s police awards. The award takes into account their overall performance, achievement and reputation, and are presented on Rep... »
CHENNAI, January 26, 2015

What the anti-Hindi agitation means to Tamil

: The anti-Hindi agitation, its critics argued, would keep Tamil Nadu in backwaters and deny its youth, handicapped by lack of knowledge of Hindi and employment opportunities elsewhere in the count... »
Avasarala Kanyakumari
CHENNAI, January 26, 2015

2 students of MLV get Padma awards

Vocalist Sudha Ragunathan and violinist A. Kanyakumari, disciples of the late vocalist, M.L. Vasanthakumari (MLV), are among those who have been selected for Padma awards.Sudha Ragunathan, a... »
CHENNAI, January 26, 2015

HC dismisses pleas for nod to stage protests

The Madras High Court has dismissed petitions seeking a direction to the police to permit protests in Chennai, Krishnagiri and Coimbatore on January 26.Justice T.S. Sivagnanam said the polic... »
CHENNAI, January 25, 2015

Philanthropist’s birth centenary celebrated

The birth centenary celebration of Kamalnayan Bajaj, industrialist and philanthropist, was organised by Sankara Nethralaya on Friday.Gopalkrishna Gandhi, former governor of West Bengal, said... »
CHENNAI, January 25, 2015

1 killed, 4 injured in fire

A 55-year-old woman was killed and her family members injured in a fire caused by an LPG leak in Kolathur on Saturday.According to the Rajamangalam police, the accident took place at the res... »
CHENNAI, January 25, 2015

HC strikes down appointment of TNPCB member-secretary

The Madras High Court has struck down the appointment of K. Karthikeyan as member-secretary of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB.)Justice V. Ramasubramanian allowed a quo warrant... »

To continue or not in NDA, PMK will decide on Feb. 15

College girl killed, 14 injured in bus accident near Chennai

‘Honoured to act with Amitabh’

Transgenders speak out at second protest against I

Few takers for yet another TNHB complex

Woman admitted with swine flu discharged

No rise likely in PDS sugar price

Bid to revive traditional banana varieties

CHENNAI, January 26, 2015

DLF donates Rs. 50 lakh to Cancer Institute

DLF Foundation, as part of its corporate social responsibility, donated Rs. 50 lakh to Cancer Institute, Adyar, on Sunday.Ramesh K. Swamy, senior vice-president and head (operations), DLF, p... »
noise pollution:Loudspeakers at the stalls belt out songs and announcements related to various shows —Photo: M. Vedhan
CHENNAI, January 26, 2015

Trade fair noisy: visitors

Visitors to the India Tourist and Industrial Fair, currently on at Island Grounds, are complaining the event is far too noisy.As one walks into the fair grounds, loudspeakers at different st... »
CHENNAI, January 26, 2015

Officer’s wife to receive award

: Indu Rebecca Varghese, wife of martyred officer Major Mukund Varadharajan is in New Delhi to receive the Ashok Chakra award bestowed on her husband, on Monday.Maj. Mukund’s father R. Varad... »
CHENNAI, January 26, 2015

Coastal sand mining: govts. told to respond

The Madras High Court on Friday directed the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government to respond to a public interest litigation petition seeking a SIT probe into illegal beach sand mining in the State... »
CHENNAI, January 26, 2015

MCI asks colleges to conduct entrance test for NRI students

The Medical Council of India has issued a circular advising medical colleges to admit students under the Non-resident Indian (NRI) quota based on merits through a common entrance test.The ci... »
CHENNAI, January 26, 2015

24-hour fever helpline

The State government has set up a 24-hour helpline where public can get information on swine flu and other fevers.The helpline was announced following a meeting chaired by C. Vijayabaskar, H... »
young champions:Children from the Vyasarpadi slums won the tournament —Photo: R. Ravindran
CHENNAI, January 25, 2015

Slum children battle it out with corporate bigwigs

The Soccer for Children Rights tournament, organised by Child Rights and You (CRY) on Saturday, seemed at first glance a match between unequal teams — youth from Vyasarpadi slums against big corpor... »
CHENNAI, January 25, 2015

For better treatment of kidney disease

Most people who are on regular haemodialysis for chronic kidney disease have the option of switching to a more convenient form of dialysis — Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD).... »
CHENNAI, January 25, 2015

21-year-old killed as SETC bus overturns

A 21-year-old college student was killed and 14 persons were injured when the bus they were travelling in veered off Maduravoyal-Perungulathur Bypass Road and overturned on Saturday morning. »
CHENNAI, January 25, 2015

Reject Shanta Kumar panel recommendations: Karunanidhi

DMK leader M. Karunanidhi on Saturday urged the Centre to reject the recommendations of Shanta Kumar panel as it would pave way for closure of public distribution system in a State like Tamil Nadu.... »

“Govt. should consult High Court before appointing law officers”

TNCC chief slaps show-cause notice on Karti

Dentures removed from 65-year-old man’s food pipe

Japanese chamber gifts books

‘Train youngsters in nuances of biology’

RSS slams Dayanidhi for making ‘baseless’ allegations

HC throws out pleas to stage protests on R-Day

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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