Smoke comes out of the windows of the Secretariat building at Fort St. George, as firemen engage in putting out a fire that broke out in the Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department on Monday morning. Photo: M. Srinath
Smoke comes out of the windows of the Secretariat building at Fort St. George, as firemen engage in putting out a fire that broke out in the Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department on Monday morning. Photo: M. Srinath

Minor fire at State Secretariat in Chennai

The fire broke out following a suspected short circuit in the Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department at Fort St. George, police sources said. »
WRD wants traffic to be diverted from a service lane through Koyambedu flyover (above) to complete channel work. Photo: K. Pichumani

As work stalls, flooding looms

Motorists travelling along the Jawaharlal Nehru Salai in Koyambedu may not escape flooding this northeast monsoon as work to build a channel to divert excess water has hit a roadblock.Thoug... »

Another inspection of airport soon

In the wake of repeated complaints over poor maintenance of the Chennai airport and as a follow-up of an inspection in July, the Civil Aviation Ministry is expected to send officials to inspect the... »
Pass percentages for the nationwide test have been quite low so far. Photo: M. Vedhan

Over 3,000 write eligibility test

Over 3,000 candidates appeared for the Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET), conducted by the CBSE in the city on Sunday. The test has been conducted since 2011 to bring in national sta... »

Up and About: Do your bit, with a few clicks

Contributing for various causes and relief operations has become a whole lot easier with a profusion of platforms »

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa tasting the food to be distributed at the newly inaugurated Amma Canteen at the Kasturba Gandhi Hospital in Chennai on Monday. Photo : S.R.Raghunathan
CHENNAI, September 22, 2014

Jayalalithaa inaugurates 4 more ‘Amma’ canteens in Chennai

 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa declared open four more  “Amma Unavgam”s (low-cost canteen) in Chennai on Monday.With this, the number of such canteens in the city goes up to 207.»
September 22, 2014

How to get a marriage registered

Marriages can be registered in the States under various Acts including the Hindu Marriage Act, 1195, Special Marriage Act, 1954, and the Tamil Nadu Registration of Marriage Act, 2009 (TNRMA). Regi... »
CHENNAI, September 20, 2014

Woman stabbed, robbed on Alagappa University campus

A 32-year-old woman was attacked and robbed on the campus of Alagappa University in Ekkattuthangal on Friday afternoon. Her condition is known to be stable.Guindy police said Mahalakshmi Ma... »
The Hindu launched an exclusive real-estate portal, — Photo: V. Ganesan
CHENNAI, September 20, 2014

Search for property becomes easier

As The Hindu enters its 136 year, it launched an exclusive real-estate portal,, on Friday.The website, which was launched at an event, provides an updated list of... »
Shrinivas is seen here with Chinese yangqin player Liu Yuening, performing at The Hindu’s November Fest in 2011. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan
CHENNAI, September 20, 2014

The mandolin, without its master, falls silent

On Friday, news broke, early in the morning, of the death of Mandolin U. Shrinivas (45), child prodigy and Carnatic musician par excellence, but it took time to sink in. The news spread lik... »  
September 20, 2014
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Heading off migraines

For some, a headache is not something that will go away in a little while. It can be a debilitating attack that affects the way they live and work. Migraines, mostly induced by stress, have been on... »
CHENNAI, September 20, 2014

Landscape near Schmidt memorial to get facelift

Chennai Corporation is planning to redesign the landscape around Kaj Schmidt memorial on Elliot’s Beach following the restoration of the heritage structure.On Friday, the Ambassador of Denm... »
“Shrinivas has the credit of popularising the instrument among the people,
CHENNAI, September 19, 2014

Shrinivas popularised Mandolin: Jayalalithaa

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has expressed her deep shock on hearing the news of the death of Mandolin U.Shrinivas.  In a statement offering her condolences, the Chief Minister said:... »
Voters showing their voter id card to cast their vote in Ward 35 Kodungaiyur for Chennai Corporation at ANM Middle School, Kodungaiyur on Thursday. Photo: V. Ganesan
CHENNAI, September 19, 2014

Ward 35 sees low turnout

Casual elections to ward 35 of the Chennai Corporation Council recorded a turnout of 45 per cent on Thursday.According to a press release from the Corporation, the turnout of men was higher... »
CHENNAI, September 19, 2014

Chennai rains to last a few more days

Cool weather and light showers are here to stay in the city and suburbs for one or two days. A low pressure area persisting over the west central bay off the north Andhra and south Orissa c... »

Sriya Reddy’s second innings

Days of the jackal at Guindy National Park

Fake certificate racket busted; four arrested

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Chennai pitches in for flood-hit Kashmir

Deadline for waterways projects in Chennai extended

CCTVs, a hit among citizens

AIADMK cadre celebrate the victory of party candidate A. David Gnanasekaran (center) in the byelction in Ward No.35 of the Chennai Corporation on Monday. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, September 22, 2014

AIADMK bags 66 posts in urban local bodies bypoll

The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam has bagged 66 posts in the by-elections to urban local bodies held last week. As per the situation at 3 p.m. on Monday after several ro... »
CHENNAI, September 21, 2014

Makeover for bus shelters in the offing

The Chennai Corporation has proposed to redesign bus shelters to enforce a queue system in bus stops in the city. It has also planned to commission 130 well-designed bus bays on five bus ro... »
CHENNAI, September 20, 2014

Bug in alcohol earns consumer half a lakh

G. Ramesh of Tiruvottiyur found treasure in a bottle, and a bug. The bug recently earned him Rs. 55,000.Way back in 2012, Ramesh found a decomposed insect in a brandy bottle and filed a com... »
Robert H. Hawes, of University of Central Florida College of Medicine, was in the city for an international symposium hosted by Apollo Hospitals — Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, September 20, 2014

More awareness needed on cancer tech: doctors

It’s a technology that’s available and immensely useful. And yet, there’s not much awareness about it in the country, especially in the government sector.Endoscopic ultrasonography — which... »
September 20, 2014
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The right pair of glasses

Are you wearing glasses that match your prescription? If not, you could not only suffer from blurred vision, but also develop serious headaches, doctors say. According to S. Viswanathan, hea... »
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September 20, 2014

Shades of a life, brought on stage

It is an unwritten rule among the transgender community that, while using a public toilet, they will not talk until they leave the premises. “A trans-woman will have a masculine voice, and t... »
Residents alleged that bus connectivity has been disrupted for a week because of Metrowater work on Mugalivakkam Main Road. Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, September 20, 2014

Civic works affect bus connectivity

The large number of civic development works being carried out in the city by Chennai Corporation, Chennai Metrowater and other line agencies has started affecting bus connectivity for residents. <... »
CHENNAI, September 19, 2014

Transparency, adherence to norms the only way out

Lack of transparency and failure to meet norms results in roads withering away at the slightest trace of rains, civil engineers and experts say.“Earlier, ‘interior streets’ (roads in reside... »
CHENNAI, September 19, 2014

Tamil Nadu Association seeks speedy reimbursement of fees to schools

The Tamil Nadu Nursery, Primary, and Matriculation Schools Association on Wednesday urged the government to expedite the process of reimbursement of fees to schools. K.R. Nandakumar, secret... »
CHENNAI, September 19, 2014

Digital mapping of wards to begin soon

After a long wait, digital mapping of the Chennai Corporation ward boundaries, utilities and streets in Tiruvottiyur, Manali, Madhavaram, Ambattur, Valasaravakkam, Alandur, Perungudi and Sholinga... »

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Chennai College lecturer stalked, attacked by motorist

Chennai roads in bits

Helipad threatens blackbuck habitat

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