Damaged trolleys at Chennai Airport. File photo
Damaged trolleys at Chennai Airport. File photo

Union Minister to inspect Chennai airport

After reviewing the state of the Chennai airport with its brass, led by Airport Director H.S. Suresh, Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju said he would inspect the premises a month fro... »

The Chennai that was

Less than a month from now, Chennai, that was Madras, that was Chennapatnam, will blow out a whopping 375 candles on her birthday cake. On August 22, this year, she will turn 375.This city,... »
Actor Nasser has been roped in by UNICEF to raise awareness of the problem of open defecation. Photo: K. Pichumani Tinsel Town

Fake Twitter accounts: veteran directors fall prey

K. Balachander and Visu deny having opened accounts on the SOCIAL MEDIA site; Visu may initiate legal action »
Namratha with Adithya and Karna.

Tiger cubs are the latest on the ramp

4-month-old cubs have been released into open-moated enclosures in the zoo »

Out-of-use marriage halls get new life, turn hospitals

Chennai Corporation has started converting some of its out-of-use marriage halls into hospitals.A marriage hall near New College in ward 115 of Teynampet zone will be converted to a hospita... »
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Adyar was a self-sufficient area, emracing its inhabitants and yet throwing its gates open
Photo: The Hindu Archives
CHENNAI, July 25, 2014

Adyar: On this side of the bridge

In the 1950s, sisters Ambigai and Uma Nataraja had hopped on to their cycles daily, and made the quick trip from near McRennett Bakery (now Adyar Bakery), where they lived with their parents, to T... »
The combined area of Mambalam and T. Nagar was one of the Madras Corporation's first urban-planning initiatives
Photo: The Hindu Archives
CHENNAI, July 25, 2014

A model colony with a sense of community

One rarely ventures into the commercial jungle that Theagaraya Nagar has become, without a single-minded purpose — to shop. Rewind to a couple of decades ago, and this mercantile quarter pa... »
A view of Mumbai monorail.
CHENNAI, July 24, 2014

Chennai Monorail to be restructured

The State government has decided to restructure the Chennai Monorail project to attract potential developers for implementation under public-private partnership. Transport Minister V. Senth... »
Chennai, July 22, 2014

Snag delays train on Tambaram-Beach route for an hour

Passengers were stranded for one hour in the Tambaram to Beach route due to a technical snag at Chromepet station. According to railway sources, the problem occurred after a bill board... »
Blossom Kocchar has been instrumental in popularising aromatherapy through her 25 year-research in aromatherapy and herbalism
July 20, 2014

In full Blossom

“Beauty comes from within. To me beauty is holistic,” says beauty expert and aromatherapy specialist Blossom Kochhar, whose radiant face does not reveal how many decades have gone by. She has been... »
CHENNAI, July 20, 2014

Chennai may simmer down today

The past week of hot and unpleasant weather may end on a cooler note.With the southwest monsoon picking up pace in neighbouring states this week, cool weather in Chennai may prevail on Sund... »
CHENNAI, July 20, 2014

Lack of empathy a heavy cross to bear for disabled

For the disabled, the deepest cut is the lack of empathy.In 2012, following a Madras High Court intervention, ten MTC buses were fitted with special hydraulic lifts to allow wheelchairs. But... »
CHENNAI, July 20, 2014

Civic body seals 20 shops

The civic body on Saturday sealed 20 shops that were operating without trade licences, in north Chennai. The Chennai Corporation will conduct door-to-door verification to identify traders w... »
Karumariyamman Koil Street, Taramani . Photo: M. Karunakaran
Chennai, July 19, 2014


When it comes to sewerage and supply of metro water, residents of Mahatma Gandhi Nagar and Thanti Periyar Nagar in Taramani have little to complain about. Pipelines for both were laid nearly thr... »
Winning combo: South Indian snack make best accompaniments to the cold filter coffee here. Kaapi Cheenu at Manjakuppam, Muttukadu
Photos: M. karunakaran
Chennai, July 19, 2014

Twist to traditional treats

You don’t mess around with the taste of the traditional filter coffee. But if you do, , it better turn out to be a great brew. Kaapicheenu, located in Alwarpet and ECR, took that risk and... »

Shooting to fame

No pickup facility outside domestic arrival hall of airport

Crackdown on illegal tapping of groundwater

How to get an electricity connection

Fire in Chennai SBI building under control

Chennai Corporation to set up medical college

Time to choose wisely

Oil-carrying tanker lorry topples, attracts residents

Fate of other building hangs in balance

17 bonded labourers rescued

CHENNAI, July 25, 2014

Man held for abusing minor in Villivakkam

The Villivakkam police arrested a 40-year-old man for abusing his partner’s eight-year-old daughter. Alan Kristhudas, an electrician and resident of Aynavaram, repeatedly sexually abused th... »
TASMAC outlet no. 914 is very close to residential buildings in R.A. Puram and poses a major hindrance to residents — Photo: M. SRINATH
CHENNAI, July 25, 2014

‘TASMAC outlet must go’

The spot in R.A. Puram where Canal Bank Road joins 3 Cross Street is an assault on the senses, with broken bottles strewn on the ground and a pungent stench filling the surrounding air.For... »
The building of a government primary school will also be demolished to make for the road. Photo: M. Karunakaran.
CHENNAI, July 23, 2014

Rs. 204 crore for ECR-OMR link road

A new link road between East Coast Road (ECR) and Rajiv Gandhi Salai or Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), spanning only 1.4 km, will be a reality shortly, with the State government sanctioning funds .... »
July 21, 2014

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CHENNAI, July 20, 2014

Exploring new frontiers in medical imaging, physiology

Madras Medical Mission (MMM) will soon launch a centre of excellence in imaging, physiology and structural intervention. There are only three-four such centres in the Asia-Pacific region, i... »
CHENNAI, July 20, 2014

U.S. varsity considers tie-up with IIT-M in sports analytics

The College of Business at the University of South Florida (USF) is exploring the option of a tie-up with Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, for a programme in sports and entertainment analyt... »
CHENNAI, July 20, 2014

Car accident, one dead

A car driven by a 28-year-old man ran amok on Besant Avenue Road in Besant Nagar on Friday night, knocking down a motorcyclist. The car driver died later of injuries sustained. His passenge... »
CHENNAI, July 20, 2014

4 surrender after killing man

A 32-year-old man was beaten to death by four men, on Friday night in Tiruvottiyur, following a longstanding rivalry. The assailants surrendered to the police later.The deceased was... »
The group has a healthy mix of programmes involving work, study, play, adventure and service. Photos: Special Arrangement
Chennai, July 19, 2014

Party time for Mylapore scout group

The distance between Chennai and Singapore has never deterred R. Ravishankar from attending the meeting of the Prathap Scout Group, held once in three or four months in the city. He join... »
working shoulder to shoulder: Khirod Jena and Niranjan helped the Health Department collect information from the injured labourers. Photo: M. Karunakaran
Chennai, July 19, 2014

They reached out to their brothers, sisters

The news of the building collapse in Moulivakkam hit Khirod Jena hard, because he realised many working at the site were from his home-town. As a cultural representative of the Oriya government in... »

Government to drop legal action against IIT-M

Boost to housing, infrastructure in Chennai

Cash and jewels safe, SBI assures customers

Fire breaks out in SBI main branch building

Thumbs up for Braille press, not much else

Labour strike fuels delay in LPG cylinder supply

Experts converge at ophthalmology event

PG medicos meet minister

18 of 27 injured discharged

The Hindu presents the all-new Young World

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