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A 24x7 helpline ‘138’ and a toll-free number ‘182’ for security-related complaints are some of the highlights of the Railway Buidget. Photo: K. Pichumani
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A 24x7 helpline ‘138’ and a toll-free number ‘182’ for security-related complaints are some of the highlights of the Railway Buidget. Photo: K. Pichumani
Railway Budget 2015

Very little on Chennai’s platter

The railway minister had very little to offer the city though the absence of fare hikes, and added security and surveillance were welcomed by passengers »
The winning team from Chennai Higher Secondary School, Vanniya Teynampet —Photo: R. Ravindran

Nurturing talents in science

On Wednesday, at a ‘science reality show’ conducted by Chennai Corporation and Quest Explore Discover (QED), students from Corporation schools yet again displayed their aptitude in science.A... »
Sivakarthikeyan says he does not want to do out-and-out action films —Photo: Special Arrangement

‘Playing policeman, a dream’

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 successe... »
Scaffolding envelopes the building as part of work to restore the structure that was ravaged in a fire in 2012 —Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Green Tribunal may be shifted to Kalas Mahal

The move will be made once restoration of the 247-year-old building is over »

Engineering student stabbed

A 21-year-old engineering student was stabbed by her classmate just outside their classroom in their engineering college in Ambattur on Thursday morning. The girl is hospitalised and is reported to... »
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CHENNAI, February 27, 2015
Railway Budget 2015

MRTS extension delayed further

The issue of extension of the final leg of Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS), from Velachery to St. Thomas Mount, has once again not been addressed in the Railway Budget. The proposal has be... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015
Railway Budget 2015

Passengers welcome stepping up of security

It was over 10 months ago that a bomb blast at Chennai Central railway station killed a young woman software professional from Andhra Pradesh and injured 14 others. Investigators are yet to make a... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015
Railway Budget 2015

Wi-Fi, a distant dream for Chennai

Last year’s Railway Budget had proposed to provide Wi-Fi at A1 and A category railway stations but so far, it has been implemented only at Chennai Central station. Wi-Fi can be accessed at... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

Heart attack victim had tested positive for H1N1

A 55-year-old woman from Kolathur, who died of a heart attack at a private hospital on Thursday, had tested positive for H1N1.Officials of the directorate of public health said the death was... »
A group of Tamil refugees returning to Sri Lanka at Tiruchi airport on Thursday.— Photo: M. Srinath
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

40 Sri Lankan refugees 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... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

Complaint against Tamil daily quashed

The Madras High Court on Wednesday quashed the proceedings before the Principal Sessions Judge (PSJ), Chennai, against the Editor, Printer and Publisher of a Tamil daily for publishing an allegedly... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

Sudish meets Amit Shah

Amidst speculation that DMDK president Vijayakant was extremely unhappy at the soft handling of the PMK by the BJP, party youth wing leader L.K. Sudhish met BJP national president Amit Shah in New... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

UGC funds dry up, students with disability affected

Sakthi Meena suffered permanent hearing loss following a corrective surgery to set right her jaw as a child. But she continued her education. At Dr. Ambedkar Government Arts College, a teacher not... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

Complete scrutiny of college postings: HC

The Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Thiruvalluvar University in Vellore district to complete expeditiously the scrutiny of all appointments in... »
The baby, who is now nearly 2 months old, is ready for discharge —Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

‘Burning baby’: a case of Munchausen syndrome?

Does the mother of the ‘burning baby’ have Munchausen syndrome by proxy? Those in the field of addressing child abuse seem to think this is a possibility.Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a ps... »

When schools lose out

Nod for multi-level parking facility

When schools lose out

Online courses for IIT-JEE aspirants

Carnatic musician passes away at 74

Law college students clash

Pahal weeds out dormant consumers

Prince of Arcot slams remarks on Mother Teresa

CHENNAI, February 27, 2015
Railway Budget 2015

Suburban line passengers let down

Suburban commuters who were looking forward to the Railway Budget to deliver better facilities at stations and improved connectivity were left thoroughly disappointed.Nanganallur resident a... »
The move to enable online booking of wheelchairs on payment has been welcomed by passengers -- Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015
Railway Budget 2015

Not much to excite the elderly, disabled

While some announcements in the Railway Budget 2015 have been welcomed by senior citizens and persons with disabilities, many other demands that remain unfulfilled, they say.The proposal to... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

Expo on water management

A three-day conference on waste water management, water harvesting and audit, desalination and membrane technologies – Water Expo 2015 — began on Friday.The conference is aimed at finding so... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

Relief for 2 Sri Lankan Tamils

Two Sri Lankan Tamils who were languishing in jail even after the court had granted them bail more than a month ago in a ‘passport racket’ case, can now walk free. The Madras High Court has removed... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

Karunanidhi slams RSS chief

DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Thursday criticised RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for his remarks on Mother Teresa and said the “uncivilised comment” had brought the BJP-led government at the Centre unne... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

ICF bags defence order for Rs. 300-cr.

  The Integral Coach Factory here has bagged a Rs. 300-crore order from the Ministry of Defence for manufacturing customised coaches for the Army.The 72 specially designed coaches, including... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

Power purchases done judiciously, Tangedco tells HC

The State’s power utility Tangedco on Thursday submitted before the Madras High Court that new projects are being closely followed and existing generating stations are operated fully and judiciousl... »
The activity-based learning tools have not been used effectively by many educators owing to lack of understanding. —File Photo.
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

Focus on early literacy in schools

With many students in lower primary classes of government schools failing to recognise alphabets in English and Tamil or do simple math, the School Education Department is strengthening early liter... »
new vistas:The iTamil project aims to make the Tamil script easy to learn, print and display, among other things —Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

A proposal to simplify the Tamil script

A team of engineers is attempting to re-imagine the script of one of the oldest-surviving classical languages.iTamil, a project of city-based Karky Research Foundation, is an attempt to refo... »
CHENNAI, February 27, 2015

Film producers to brave dry days ahead

The month of March is dreaded by the Tamil film industry because the bulk of movie audiences are either writing exams or watching Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (or the cricket wo... »

Pahal weeds out dormant consumers

Stress on minimal impact on students: Highways Dept.

Festival to showcase art and craft of Auroville

‘Burning baby’: a case of Munchausen syndrome?

3 held for using fake police seals on cabs

TNEB engineers stage protest

Focus on early literacy in schools

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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