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‘Ennodu Va Tamizha’, composed by five-member band ‘The Pandavas,’ was launched at Grand Mall, Velachery, on Friday. Photo: M. Srinath
The Hindu ‘Ennodu Va Tamizha’, composed by five-member band ‘The Pandavas,’ was launched at Grand Mall, Velachery, on Friday. Photo: M. Srinath

Band’s new song exhorts youth to exercise franchise

Naren Mathew, the lead vocalist of the five-member band ‘The Pandavas’, was caught amidst a flurry of activity at the launch of the group’s new song, Ennodu Va Tamizha.The song, which... »
Sarika Benjamin, who is based out of Anna Nagar, makes cup cakes, chocolate cakes and Easter cookies. Photo: K. Pichumani

Home bakers pitch in with Easter goodies

It’s Easter time, and many home bakers are pitching in with an array of goodies. And it’s not just the popular Easter eggs, but traditional confectionaries too that are on offer.While some... »

The long wait for phase-I extension of Metro Rail

Twenty-five-year-old M.S. Jawahar who works in an engineering firm struggles to commute from Tiruvottiyur to Adyar every day. “The buses are extremely crowded during the peak hours and thei... »
The deer, which was found swimming in the sea nearly a kilometre away from shore, was rescued by a fisherman. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Injured deer found in sea off Ennore

Residents of Periyakuppam, Ennore, had a surprise visitor on Friday morning — a female spotted deer. The deer, which was found swimming in the sea nearly a kilometre away from shore, was res... »
HEALTH Hub

Test seeks to identify ‘missed’ child TB cases

WHO-endorsed test displays greater sensitivity in diagnosing bacterial load, and is being done for free »
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CHENNAI, April 19, 2014

RTE reimbursement: parents, schools in a fix

Sureshkumar*, who got his daughter admitted in a matriculation school under the 25 per cent quota for underprivileged children under the Right to Education Act, is now in a fix. Though the school... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2014

Fishermen seek compensation during ban period

Various fishermen’s associations have demanded monetary relief to members of fishermen’s cooperative societies during the 45-day annual fishing ban. Durai Mahendran of Tiruvallur Maavatta... »
Dr. P.V.A. Mohandas, Managing Director, MIOT Hospitals, Mallika Mohandas, Chairman, MIOT Hospitals, Dr. Prithvi Mohandas, Joint Managing Director and Dr. Barry D. Rosario of MIOT Hospitals on Thursday. Photo: V. Ganesan.
CHENNAI, April 18, 2014

A celebration of Chennai’s orthopaedic milestones

In two separate events on Thursday, achievements of orthopaedics in the city were highlighted. While MIOT Hospital celebrated the performance of 30,000 joint replacement surgeries, Apollo Hospital... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2014

Actor fined for power theft

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) is taking power misuse very seriously and making an example by handing out punitive action to violators. On Wednesday, actor Santh... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2014

Conman dupes rail passengers

Would you purchase a washing soap for Rs. 8,000? Some passengers on a train leaving Chennai Central railway station were conned into purchasing the commodity, packaged to look like a high-end phon... »
(From right) N. Ram, chairman of Kasturi &; Sons Ltd, Chandra Krishnamurthy, vice-chancellor, Pondicherry University, and France Marquet, trustee of MSF-SAF, at the inauguration of the Green Building of Madanjeet School of Green Energy Technologies in Puducherry on Wednesday. Photo: S.S. Kumar
Puducherry, April 17, 2014

‘Economic situation no excuse to cut funds for education’

India’s economic situation is no excuse to cut funding when it comes to institutions of knowledge, said N. Ram, chairman, Kasturi & Sons, and trustee, Madanjeet Singh Foundation (MSF) and Sout... »
There are 300 such booths. While some of them are operated for 24 hours, some function only for 12 hours.
Chennai, April 17, 2014
Police Patrol

The police: now you see them, now you don’t

In a city that hardly sleeps, night-time is when, taking advantage of thin traffic, youngsters zoom through the roads on their flashy vehicles. And when these young riders have consumed alcohol, t... »
The actor addressed a joint press conference as a sign of a truce with the Telugu groups that had challenged the film’s release. Photo: M. Vedhan
CHENNAI, April 17, 2014

Never felt like I was away: Vadivelu

“Please don’t keep referring to the two years’ break,” actor Vadivelu says. “I am squirming as you ask that question. I never felt like I was away for that long. Feels like I have been away for tw... »
Actor Vijay called on the Gujarat CM in Coimbatore on Wednesday.
Chennai, April 16, 2014

Star trek: When Vijay met Modi

Leveraging the popularity of cinema stars in Tamil Nadu looks to be a priority for BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, going by his recent bonhomie with celebrities from the tinsel w... »
CHENNAI, April 16, 2014

Election officials to focus on areas with low voter turnout

The Chennai district election office has identified polling stations with a past record of low turnout to strengthen its systematic voters’ education and electoral participation (SVEEP) initiative... »

Another first at Omandurar GH

Diversion channel work on at full steam in Koyambedu

Fishing ban sends seafood prices soaring

A lot needs to be done by the State: transgenders

‘NOTA can be agent of change’

Slaughterhouses remain open on Mahavir Jayanthi

24-year-old man beaten to death in Chetpet

The best weekend getaway

CHENNAI, April 18, 2014

Metro Rail’s migrant workers miss voting

Several of Chennai Metro Rail’s migrant workers will only be able to watch as Chennaiites go out to vote next week. They will not be able to exercise their franchise. Twenty-five-year-old S... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2014

Shanta among six honoured at Nallore Virudhu awards

The launch of the Nallore Virudhu awards function at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan auditorium in Mylapore saw six eminent personalities being felicitated for their outstanding contributions to societ... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2014

Man commits suicide at old age home near Porur

A septuagenarian allegedly committed suicide by slitting his throat with a knife on Thursday morning at an old age home near Porur, where he was residing. The police said he took the extrem... »
Bobby of 'Maanada Mayilada' fame.
Chennai, April 18, 2014
Tinsel Town

Another hit combo beckons

Looks like Director Lingusamy could be working with actor Karthi soon. Film industry watcher Sreedhar Pillai’s tweet that the duo will be coming together after the super hit ‘Paiyya’ for a film ti... »
The newly-inaugurated rail road happened to be the earliest metre gauge to be electrified in the country.
CHENNAI, April 18, 2014
World Heritage Day

83 years of electric suburban rail

This April, the city’s suburban railways, as we know it, turns 83. On April 2, 1931, the first electrically-operated railway service between Madras Beach and Tambaram was launched by Sir Ge... »
CHENNAI, April 17, 2014

Organisation to promote awareness of liver diseases

With liver diseases affecting thousands of people every year, Chennai Liver Foundation (CLF) has been taking forward information on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of liver-related diseases to... »
CHENNAI, April 17, 2014

Stress issues? Find your voice

You wouldn’t think it possible, but in one test that was conducted in the metros, Chennai showed the highest average stress levels. Wait! The Delhi/NCR region performed the best and notched... »
While Balu Mahendra’s last film, ‘Thalaimuraigal’, won the award for the best feature film on national integration, his student Ram’s feature film, ‘Thanga Meengal’, was named the best Tamil film. The movie also won the best child artist award for Sadhana and the best lyricist award for Na. Muthukumar (top). Photo: S. Siva Saravanan
CHENNAI, April 17, 2014

Balu Mahendra memories loom over national awards

Master filmmaker Balu Mahendra, who died recently, left his indelible mark on the 61 National Film Awards. Not only did his last film, Thalaimuraigal, win the Nargis Dutt Award fo... »
CHENNAI, April 16, 2014

2 houses burgled, gold, cash missing

A couple of daring burglaries were reported in the city over the past couple of days and gold jewellery, silver articles and a large amount of cash were stolen.In the early hours of Tuesday... »
CHENNAI, April 16, 2014

MCI refuses to allow more MD seats at Stanley

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has stuck to its earlier decision to deny permission to increase seats in the MD General Medicine course at the Government Stanley Medical College. This decision... »

It’s back to basics for this poll candidate

Moolakothalam’s legendary dry fish market soldiers on

Another milestone for Ilaiyaraja

Fire safety is the focus on Martyrs’ Day

Sleep conference from Friday

Three techies from Chennai drown off Goa beach

Road widening to be completed in a year

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