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While for some visitors the Theosophical Society, Santhome Church and other historical and heritage sites are major attractions, others use Chennai as a starting point to explore places in southern Tamil Nadu. File Photo
The Hindu While for some visitors the Theosophical Society, Santhome Church and other historical and heritage sites are major attractions, others use Chennai as a starting point to explore places in southern Tamil Nadu. File Photo

When Chennai turns holiday hotspot

After being featured on The New York Times’ ‘52 Places to Go in 2014’, it is now on Lonely Planet’s list of 10 best cities to visit »
Even in the broad category of ‘single women’, there is a hierarchy at play, it appears.

Single women not welcome

Many single working women confess that finding accommodation in Chennai can be a nightmare »
Kadappa Road near Retteri has been cut off after the rains. Photo: K. Lakshmi

Roads disintegrate under sheets of rain

Clear skies dominated Saturday, but the past week’s rain has had a devastating impact on the city’s roads and disrupted daily life.While waterlogging continues in several areas, particularl... »
Wheelchair users and those with crutches try not to go out too much during the rains owing to the damaged roads. A scene from Anna Nagar on Saturday. Photo: K. Pichumani

Monsoon compounds woes of the disabled

It’s bad enough when Chennai is bright and sunny, but navigating the city when it rains is a tortuous affair for disabled residents. With damaged roads and footpaths that are narrow, broken... »

The underlying problem

Potholes and water stagnation are common during the monsoon, but with proper planning and maintenance, damage to roads can be avoided, say experts. When water stagnates on an asphalt road, t... »
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CHENNAI, October 24, 2014

Three teenagers drown at Marina beach

Three teenagers, including twin brothers, who went for a dip in the Marina on Wednesday afternoon drowned in the rough sea.The Anna Square police identified the deceased as brothers Bharat (... »
Former CEC N. Gopalaswami has been appointed as Chairman of Kalakshetra Foundation in Chennai. A file photo: V.Sreenivasa Murthy.
New Delhi, October 22, 2014

Ex-CEC Gopalaswami new chairman of Kalakshetra Foundation

The government has appointed former Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami as the new chairman of the governing board of the Chennai-based Kalakshetra Foundation. The Ministry of Cultu... »
Miscreants hurled stones and petrol bombs at Sathyam Cinemas and Woodlands theatre resulting in a minor explosion. The miscreants then rushed in and hit the glass doors with pipes and rods before fleeing the scene -- Photo: M. Srinath
Chennai, October 22, 2014

5 held for attacks on cinemas in Chennai

The city police apprehended five men and are on the lookout for 15 others in connection with the petrol bomb attacks on two prime cinema halls in Royapettah on Monday night. The attacks wer... »
Miscreants threw stones onto the glass facade at Sathyam Cinemas damaging it completely. Photo: Special Arrangement
Chennai, October 21, 2014

Vandals attack cinema halls in Chennai over Kaththi release

Two popular cinema halls situated in the heart of the city- Sathyam Cinemas and Woodlands theatre in Royapettah - were attacked by unidentified persons with petrol bombs on Monday night. ... »
CHENNAI, October 20, 2014

Improve agricultural productivity, urges C. Rangarajan

Stressing the need to focus on agricultural growth, C. Rangarajan, former governor of Reserve Bank of India said, “In the days to come, India will have to ensure that its agriculture sector is doi... »
Members of a catering service deliver food to senior citizens — Photo: R. Ravindran
CHENNAI, October 20, 2014

A helping hand via a healthy diet

A group of enterprising self-employed persons are addressing the special diet needs of senior citizens — be it the low sodium and high fibre intake recommended for those with hypertension, or the... »
CHENNAI, October 20, 2014

Overcharging omnibus operators pulled up

Fifteen omnibus operators have been served notices for overcharging over the past two days.This is part of a drive by the transport department and the Tamil Nadu Omnibus Operators Associati... »
CHENNAI, October 20, 2014

Free booking of Corporation marriage halls from next week

Starting next week, residents can book for free the Chennai Corporation’s community halls for social gatherings. A year after announcing procurement of utensils for its 52 community halls,... »
Road connectivity between neighbourhoods of north Chennai was also disrupted on Saturday -- Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
October 19, 2014

Rain adds to woes of residents in suburbs

A number of localities in north Chennai and its suburbs were inundated on Saturday. Pointing to traffic congestion caused due to waterlogging, residents demanded measures to cope with the problem.... »
CHENNAI, October 19, 2014

BSNL lines down

Over 25,000 telephone lines and broadband connections went down on Friday night after BSNL’s Anna Nagar telephone exchange was hit by frequent power fluctuation during the heavy rain. It is... »

Trauma cases: prevention is key

Rainwater enters suburban houses in Chennai

Girl falls into manhole, rescued

Chintadripet, Pudupet areas see spurt in fever cases

‘Madras, a critique of Dalit politics’

A year later, still picking up the pieces

Few cracks on the glass ceiling

Many accidents on month-old ORR

HIV/AIDS stigma killing many, says research pioneer

Pubs get creative to attract new crowds

CHENNAI, October 24, 2014

Property tax in Chennai may go up

The Chennai Corporation is planning to link property tax with the current guideline values, instead of old base rates finalised in 1998. This is likely to increase the property tax rates across th... »
Chennai, October 22, 2014

Sarathkumar hits out at controversy over Kaththi

Questions have been raised on social media on the relevance of Nadigar Sangam and other film bodies following the controversy over the release of actor Vijay’s Kaththi. On Twitter, ir... »
Photo: Bijoy Ghosh
CHENNAI, October 22, 2014

Flight transports life-saving drug from Ahmedabad

A life-saving drug was flown out of Ahmedabad to Chennai on Tuesday night via an Air Costa flight, whose crew volunteered to carry it.The drug, NovoSeven, is used to stop bleeding, and was n... »
The ground is set: Harmanjot Khabra, Mikael Silvestre, N.P. Pradeep, Jeje Lalpekhlua and Abhishek Das. Photo: R. Ravindran
October 20, 2014

Kicked about their goal

The skies have let up, and the whole city is flooded. And jammed. The Chennaiyin Football Club has been travelling all morning — one hour to get to the practice ground, another two hours to get ba... »
CHENNAI, October 20, 2014

Of lifestyle choices and stronger bones

Focussing on school children, pregnant women and the elderly will have a positive impact while addressing osteoporosis, speakers at a conference said. Sedentary lifestyle, lack of exposure... »
CHENNAI, October 20, 2014

Festival season: Preventing LPG fires

Every festival season, the Fire and Rescue Services, oil companies and gas distributors are on their toes, hoping that LPG leaks or fires do not break out. In their hurry to finish making sweets a... »
CHENNAI, October 20, 2014

Heavy rain to continue today

The city will continue to experience rains until Monday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). At 8.30 p.m. on Sunday, the rainfall recorded at Nungambakkam was 8.4 mm, an... »
Participants at the ‘Young World’ Sweet Chef competition made Deepavali sweets with a twist, without using a stove or electrical appliances — Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, October 19, 2014

Young chefs battle it out for an ever-sweet ending

The Young World Sweet Chef competition was held on Saturday at The Hindu, Chennai. It was a roaring success despite the torrential downpour. Forty-eight participants took part... »
There was no escape for motorists travelling on the arterial Poonamallee High Road, Flowers Road, Millers Road, Santhome High Road, and Velachery Main Road that were clogged all day -- Photo: R. Ravindran.
October 19, 2014

Traffic jams worsen

With the onset of the monsoon, waterlogging resulted in traffic congestion in many parts of the city. Over the past two days, people were stuck in traffic in areas such as Kamaraj Salai, nea... »
CHENNAI, October 19, 2014

Crackdown on imported fireworks

Chennai Customs has launched a massive search operation to prevent sale of foreign-made firecrackers not permitted for import, following intelligence that attempts were made to sell the smuggled go... »

Hours of monsoon rain deluges Chennai

Chennai Central–Howrah premium special train cancelled

Tamil theatre festival begins on Friday

Sivathanu Pillai wins Rotary award

Homeless man killed in wall collapse

Psychologist’s murder: body of relative exhumed

Northeast monsoon almost here

QMC celebrates Kalam’s birthday

Students attempt Limca record

Police Patrol: Safeguarding houses

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