When Ramkumar Garg tried to fight back, the robbers hit him on the head with an iron rod.
When Ramkumar Garg tried to fight back, the robbers hit him on the head with an iron rod.

My dad has 18 stitches on the head: Chennai resident

The son of a Chennai-bound elderly couple recalled the harrowing experience his parents went through aboard the Tamil Nadu Express that was robbed on Thursday night »
The 30-year-old casuarina tree was cut down as it was preventing sunlight from falling on a solar panel —Photo: G. Krishnaswamy

Students and alumni protest felling of tree at MCC

The felling of a casuarina tree and the pruning of a few branches of a ‘kadambu’ tree on the campus of Madras Christian College, Tambaram recently angered students and professors, who even launched... »
—Photo: M. Karunakaran

Corporation schools won’t turn private

The civic body will not privatise any of the 284 Corporation-run schools in the city, said Mayor Saidai Duraisamy. At Friday’s council meet, Mr. Duraisamy said, “No school run by the Corpora... »
spreading the word:About 200 autorickshaws, with health officials, will go around the city for a week —Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Swine flu awareness drive on

Mayor Saidai Duraisamy, on Friday, flagged off 200 autorickshaws fitted with speakers to spread awareness on prevention of dengue and swine flu.The autos, one for each ward in the city, will... »
local opposition:Residents are worried more garbage will be brought to Athipet dumping yard, increasing the chances of diseases —File Photo

Bio-methanation plant to come up at Athipet yard

The civic body has decided to set up a bio-methanation plant at the Athipet dumping yard in Ambattur, in association with the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).The project, meant to produ... »
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February 28, 2015

The Budget wishlist

Experts from various sectors have high expectations of today's Union Budget. From mass rapid transit system to standardisation of taxes to higher budgetary spending and steps to curb prices, here... »
Photo: M. Prabhu
CHENNAI, February 28, 2015

‘Bring in Goods and Services Tax’

The government must implement a Goods and Services Tax (GST) to replace various existing taxes, say traders dealing with various commodities in the city.Ahead of the Budget 2015-16, traders... »
CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, 25/12/2014: Work in progress in Chennai Metro Rail at Anna Salai in Chennai on December 25, 2014. Photo: M. Karunakaran
CHENNAI, February 28, 2015

Empowered cities the key to transport surge

Empowered cities — that is what experts in the transport sector want from Budget 2015. “There is a lot of hype around the Smart City scheme announced by the Centre, but what we need now is to empo... »
state-of-the-art:Apollo Hospitals chairman Prathap C. Reddy along with experts at the opening of the centre of excellence in hip arthroscopy—Photo: R. Ravindran
CHENNAI, February 28, 2015

Hip arthroscopy centre opened at Apollo

A centre of excellence in hip arthroscopy was launched at Apollo Hospitals on Friday. The launch coincided with the inauguration of an official conference on orthopaedics – Congress on Orthopaedics... »
CHENNAI, February 28, 2015

‘138’ railway helpline is up

A day after the Union Railway Minister announced a general helpline, the Southern Railway said that the customer helpline number 138 is operational in all the divisions of Southern Railway.T... »
CHENNAI, February 28, 2015

No political, religious meets at community halls

The civic body has decided to ban political and religious meetings in its auditoriums. Publicity and sales events will also not be allowed.Following a resolution during the Corporation Counc... »
CHENNAI, February 28, 2015

Court directive on CCTVs in schools

The Madras High Court on Friday directed the authorities to consider within two months a representation requesting installation of CCTV cameras in classrooms and on the campus of government and pri... »
CHENNAI, February 28, 2015

HC directive on overloading of vehicles

The Madras High Court has directed the Centre to file an affidavit with relevant documents detailing the steps taken and reviews done pursuant to its circular of January 2012 with regard to overloa... »
CHENNAI, February 28, 2015

HC stays notification for selection of Asst. Professors

The Madras High Court on Friday granted an interim stay until further orders of a notification of the Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, of August 2014 for filling up the vacancies of Assistant Pr... »
Scaffolding envelopes the building as part of work to restore the structure that was ravaged in a fire in 2012 —Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, February 28, 2015

Green Tribunal may be shifted to Kalas Mahal

The historic Kalas Mahal, once part of the Chepauk Palace, may soon be a site where disputes on environmental issues will be settled.The State government is considering allotting space for t... »

MRTS extension delayed further

Passengers welcome stepping up of security

Wi-Fi, a distant dream for Chennai

Nurturing talents in science

‘Playing policeman, a dream’

Engineering student stabbed

Relief for 2 Sri Lankan Tamils

Karunanidhi slams RSS chief

CHENNAI, February 28, 2015

‘Scrap service tax, spend on infra’

Do away with service tax and invest in infrastructure – these are two key expectations the travel and tourism sector has from the Union Budget 2015.“Removing service tax would go a long way... »
CHENNAI, February 28, 2015

Health experts hope for higher allocation

There are many expectations the healthcare sector has from the Union Budget 2015, but the foremost one is an increase in the allocation.“At present, the health budget is less than one per c... »
CHENNAI, February 28, 2015

Residents peeved at lack of Aadhaar forms

Residents seeking enrolment in the Aadhaar scheme were shocked to find that applications were not available in Tambaram taluk office and Pallavaram Municipality last week.Residents said that... »
CHENNAI, February 28, 2015

‘R&D should focus on common man’

Research and development in a country like India needs to focus on the needs of the common man, T.K. Chandrashekar, secretary, Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Tech... »
CHENNAI, February 28, 2015

Prisoner commits suicide

A 58-year-old prisoner on life-term allegedly committed suicide by hanging inside a toilet at Puzhal jail on Friday.According to the police, Debacis (58), convicted in connection with a murd... »
Chennai, February 28, 2015

Coal bed methane project licence still valid: GEECL

The Great Eastern Energy Corporation Ltd (GEECL), which is implementing the coal-bed methane project in Tamil Nadu, has said that its petroleum exploration licence (PEL) has not expired. The compan... »
CHENNAI, February 28, 2015

Ramadoss condemns arrest

: PMK leader S. Ramadoss on Friday urged the Indian government to convey in no uncertain terms the country’s relationship with Sri Lanka would be severely affected if the attack on Tamil fishermen... »
Of the 1.53 crore LPG consumers in the State, 3 lakh have been found dormant. —File Photo
CHENNAI, February 28, 2015

Pahal weeds out dormant consumers

The Pahal scheme where the LPG subsidy amount is directly credited to the consumer’s bank account has helped weed out over 1.35 lakh consumers in Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts, who... »
VARIETY IS HIS GAME:Sivakarthikeyan
CHENNAI, February 28, 2015

Playing a policeman was my dream: Sivakarthikeyan

It has come to pass that young Tamil actors cannot stake a claim to stardom unless they shine in the role of a policeman.When actor Sivakarthikeyan, who has enjoyed a string of box-office su... »
CHENNAI, February 28, 2015

40 Sri Lankan refugees go back home

Emotional ties and personal aspirations of Sri Lankan refugees living in India drew them back to their homeland.About 40 refugees from various camps in Tamil Nadu voluntarily left for the is... »

Suburban line passengers let down

Not much to excite the elderly, disabled

Very little on Chennai’s platter

Expo on water management

Green Tribunal may be shifted to Kalas Mahal

Heart attack victim had tested positive for H1N1

40 Sri Lankan refugees back home

Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas in Sembium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Monday: Periyar Nagar, Sathyavani Muthu Nagar, Kakkanji Nagar, Karunanidhi Salai... »

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