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Even as the State transport department is planning a feasibility study on installing panic buttons in call-taxis, some cab operators have already begun fixing them in their vehicles to ensure the... »

Chennai police keep a low profile on social network

The city police’s presence on Twitter, especially, is limited, with its account remaining protected and unverified »

Quitting for a cause

Volunteering is becoming attractive, with many from the corporate sectortaking it up fulltime »

Realty sales revival may take some time

Reduction of 25% in new project launches in 2014, compared to previous year »

Udhayam Theatre receives threat

Questions were raised over the release of actor Ajith Kumar’s Yennai Arindhal at Udhayam Theatre on Tuesday after its office received a letter stating that there would be an ex... »
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CHENNAI, January 29, 2015

A long and winding road – to school

Every morning, T. Latha from Alapakkam wakes up at five so that she can get her six-year-old son, Abhinav, ready to leave for school by 7.30. Since Abhinav’s school is around 15 km awa... »
CHENNAI, January 29, 2015

Dispute over entry of MP’s wife at airport

Commotion ensued at the Chennai airport as Rajya Sabha member and CPI national secretary D. Raja’s wife was allegedly denied entry into the domestic terminal by a CISF staff member.Around 4.... »
CHENNAI, January 29, 2015

More Krishna water to help city tide over crisis

The Andhra Pradesh (A.P.) government has assured Tamil Nadu (T.N.) of release of three thousand million cubic feet (tmcft) of Krishna water to Chennai, by March end.The assurance was given a... »
CHENNAI, January 29, 2015

Knifepoint robber involved in more than 80 cases

Murugan alias Neeravi Murugan, apprehended by the city police in connection with the knifepoint robbery of a teacher in Thoraipakkam last December, has at least 87 cases registered against him, inc... »
V.V. Sadagopan
CHENNAI, January 29, 2015

Mystic gone with the wind, his music stays

The story of his life reads like a blockbuster.He was a man of many accomplishments: a university rank-holder, ICS aspirant, film actor, music teacher, performer and composer. However, the m... »
CHENNAI, January 29, 2015

BSNL exchange case: bail plea of 3 dismissed

A special court on Wednesday dismissed the bail petitions of three persons, including former Union Minister Dayanidhi Maran’s aide, arrested by the Special Task Force, CBI, in connection with the B... »
CHENNAI, January 29, 2015

Court directive on TV sets in cars

The Madras High Court has ordered that transport and police authorities are liable to act as per the official memos against the installation of television sets and DVDs on the dashboard of cars whi... »
CHENNAI, January 29, 2015

It is up to government to regulate TV programmes: High Court

The Madras High Court has made it clear that it is for the government to take a decision on regulation of “indecent, vulgar, obscene programmes” on television channels.The First Bench compri... »
CHENNAI, January 29, 2015

Court moved for CBI probe into fleecing of moviegoers

A resident of Sembium here has moved the Madras High Court for a direction to the CBI to investigate film theatres charging moviegoers more than the prescribed rates of admission.Petitioner... »
CHENNAI, January 29, 2015

Low retail price: petrol dealers to stop purchase on Jan. 31

Over 4,590 petroleum dealers in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will not purchase fuel from oil companies on January 31 to register their protest against frequent price reductions that they claim have ca... »

Conduct entrance test for NRI students: MCI

The rhythm of voices raised for their rights

Distributors of Lingaa to be compensated for loss

Court directive in huts damaged case

Making history, with every step

Distributors of Lingaa to be compensated for losses

Exploring the universality of human experience

Petrol dealers protest low retail price, to stop purchase on Jan. 31

Second monkey caught in Chennai airport

CHENNAI, January 29, 2015

City university’s cultural fest kicks off

Students from across the country will showcase their skills at ‘Milan’, the national-level cultural competition organised by SRM University, over the next few days.Inaugurated on Wednesday,... »
In the last seven months, over 120 students have been arrested for violence —File Photo
CHENNAI, January 29, 2015

Towards breaking the circle of bus route violence

Route ‘ Thalaivars’ – these are not members of any political outfit, but college student gangs whose writ runs over various bus routes in the city. They are the root cause of t... »
CHENNAI, January 29, 2015

Spencer Plaza shops sealed for tax dues

In a bid to collect long-pending water tax arrears, Chennai Metrowater has started issuing notices and sealing buildings of defaulters.On Wednesday, a team of officials sealed three shops in... »
bone of contention:Fishermen say Marina Loop Road was never intended to be a public thoroughfare. It was laid to simply enable fishermen to reach their homes —Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
CHENNAI, January 29, 2015

Fishermen, activists oppose Marina Loop Road project

Opposition to the Chennai Corporation’s Marina Loop Road upgradation project is gaining momentum with fishermen unions and environmental activists alleging violations in the manner in which clearan... »
CHENNAI, January 29, 2015

Cauvery brings together parties

A number of political parties on Wednesday put up a united face in extending support to farmers of the Cauvery Delta region, who organised a protest against proposed construction of two dams across... »
O. Panneerselvam
CHENNAI, January 29, 2015

CM asks PM to defer meet on refugees

Terming premature an inter-ministerial meeting to be held on Friday in New Delhi to discuss the issue of voluntary repatriation of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister O. Panneer... »
CHENNAI, January 29, 2015

Official told to verify credentials of Siddha doctors

The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the Health Secretary to instruct the appropriate authority to verify the credentials of five Siddha doctors within two weeks.On receipt of the com... »
CHENNAI, January 29, 2015

Why they feel disappointed over job trend

About two lakh engineering graduates have registered with the State Employment Exchange. Surprisingly two lakh more engineers, all post-graduates and looking for jobs, have also enrolled with the e... »
CHENNAI, January 29, 2015

Can a govt. servant indulge in ‘preaching activities’?

A notice issued by Chief Secretary K. Gnanadesikan to IAS officer C. Umashankar, asking him to stop his religious ‘preaching activities’ and cancel his meetings in three communally sensitive southe... »
Netaji Subash Chandra Bose
CHENNAI, January 29, 2015

The strength of Netaji Subash’s resolve

On Friday, the 23{+r}{+d}of January, the radical patriot Subhas Chandra Bose would have turned 118. The Hindu’s archives record how Madras witnessed... »

Mathorupagan, now available in multiple formats

National meet on education next month

Exploring the universality of human experience

Bomb threat to Chennai theatre over 'Yennai Arindhaal' release

National meet on education next month

‘Customs must fight economic terrorism’

Schools receive notice on H1N1

Man kills wife

Dinamalar receives threat letter

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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