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 7, 2015

City students set standards with energy-efficient design

From not knowing anything about an aircraft to designing an energy-efficient model to produce electricity from its exhaust heat, the five-member student team from Hindustan University, Padur, has c... »
CHENNAI, May 7, 2015

Maintenance at Nemmeli plant today

Areas in south Chennai will not get water supply from the desalination plant in Nemmeli on Thursday.A press release said the plant with a capacity to treat 100 million litres a day will be s... »
CHENNAI, May 7, 2015

On World Asthma Day, a renewed emphasis on identifying symptoms

This World Asthma Day (May 5), the spotlight was on the growing instances of asthma cases in the age group of 35-40.  The underlying issue that was emphasised was that people ignore the symptoms of... »
With a high growth agenda, Chennai cannot afford to delay project completion due to an understaffed CMDA, builders say.— Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, May 7, 2015

CMDA goes in for recruitment drive as vacancies hamper work

After a gap of several years, the city’s planning agency Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority has gone in for a massive recruitment drive to fill up its vacant posts.The bulk of vacanc... »
CHENNAI, May 7, 2015

Railway Childline to be launched

Childline Foundation will soon launch a Railway Childline service.With the removal of the 1098 booths in Chennai Central and Egmore a few months ago, reporting of cases of missing or lost ch... »
The CCTV grab that shows a woman walking with a little boy at Chennai Central.— Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, May 7, 2015

Railway police generating sketch of suspect

Government Railway Police teams investigating the case of a missing four-year-old boy from Chennai Central station on Sunday are working on a computer-generated image of a woman, who was seen walki... »
Chennai, May 7, 2015

Dentist strangled to death at clinic

In a clear case of murder for gain, a 32-year-old dentist was strangled to death at her clinic at West Mogappair on Wednesday afternoon. Her gold jewellery was stolen.The victim, Sangeetha,... »
CHENNAI, May 7, 2015

‘Refer Sri Lanka to International Criminal Court’

The self-styled Prime Minister of Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, on Wednesday stressed the need to refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court (I... »
A memorial for Naxal leaders, Appu and Balan, in Naikkankottai in Dharmapuri.— Photo:E. Lakshmi Narayanan
CHENNAI, May 7, 2015

TN no place for radical Communism anymore

As the arrest of five Maoists has become a cause of concern for the administrators, observers of the movement over the years are sceptical about the view that there is resurgence of a radical Commu... »
CHENNAI, May 7, 2015

“Implement BC panel recommendations”

DMK leader M. Karunanidhi on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to implement the recommendations of the National Commission for Backward Classes for increasing the “creamy layer” criterio... »

TNEB engineers press for 5 demands

Five donors give new lease of life to 23 patients

Vector-borne diseases on the decline

Of low-budget movies and choosing content over stars

Vels University to offer 20 new courses

Shop till you get a bit of pocket money

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

Missing boy suspected kidnapped

Many residents expressed concern over commuters crossing the track, especially during peak hours —Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, May 7, 2015

Railways, commuters brainstorm on accident prevention

A series of meetings between commuters and the Southern Railway has thrown up a number of suggestions to prevent fatal accidents and improving train services and stations. The Traffic and Transport... »
The city police is organising a summer camp for the children of personnel —Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, May 7, 2015

A camp for the future

Perhaps for the first time, children of police personnel will get to try their hand at firing, horse riding, martial arts and other activities as part of an exclusive summer camp organised by the c... »
CHENNAI, May 7, 2015

RTE deadlines loom but schools decline forms

Even though schools have been asked to start admissions under the provisions of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE), most institutions in the city are refusing to accept ne... »
CHENNAI, May 7, 2015

Police raid home, seize pirated CDs of new films

A police raid at a house in Perungalathur led to the arrest of a youth involved in the making and sale of pirated discs of new Tamil films.The Video Piracy Cell, CB-CID, raided several place... »
Lakes such as the Veeraraghavan lake at Tiruneermalai near Tambaram are in need of upkeep.— Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, May 7, 2015

Suburban lakes to help meet city’s needs

The State government plans to tap freshwater lakes in the city’s fringes to serve as buffer sources to ensure supply during scarcity.The department has identified about 30 tanks located in a... »
ENERGY-EFFICIENT:A newly installed pillar box at North Usman Road in Chennai.— Photo: M. Vedhan
CHENNAI, May 7, 2015

‘Smart’ power supply boxes for city soon

The numerous pillar boxes dotting the city’s pavements are not only an eyesore but also pose danger to pedestrians. They are now set to be replaced with sophisticated shockproof boxes.The Ta... »
CHENNAI, May 7, 2015

HC rejects plea to transfer engineer’s suicide case to CBI

The Madras High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking transfer of the probe into the death of agricultural engineer S. Muthukumarasamy to the CBI.A Division Bench comprising Justic... »
CHENNAI, May 7, 2015

City colleges yet to wake up to vocational course

It seems colleges in the city are reluctant to take the leap of faith and introduce skill development to their students.Even though Madras University has started a Board of Studies for vocat... »
CHENNAI, May 7, 2015

Anbumani challenges Stalin to public debate

Former Union Minister and PMK MP Anbumani Ramadoss on Wednesday challenged DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin to participate in a public debate over what he had called the DMK’s contribution to the developm... »
Students and parents make a beeline for buying forms at Anna University in Chennai on Wednesday.- Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, May 7, 2015

Over 56,000 engineering forms sold on day one

A total of 56,685 application forms for engineering courses offered by Anna University were sold on Wednesday, the first day of the sale of the forms. This does not include the number of forms down... »

Yet another corruption controversy

Watch out for pulmonary hypertension

Retail companies resorting to ‘mystery shoppers’ to be their eyes and ears

Sandhais hold their own in the age of supermarkets

Watch out for pulmonary hypertension

Gang hurls crude bomb into building

Bikers attack women, damage cars

Ally Patthan and Anju Maudgal Kadam.

Your date with the sari

What began as an exchange of ideas between two friends is now a global online movement. A look at how 100SareePact has revived the love for the six yards. »
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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... »