The 'Green Brigade' of Ormes Road has transformed a messy stretch in their locality.
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The 'Green Brigade' of Ormes Road has transformed a messy stretch in their locality.

Owning our streets

Cleanliness drives are the new in-thing and groups of residents have been taking the initiative to give their localities a new look by collaborating to remove garbage from around their homes. ... »
Balakrishna Street in Mylapore has been left in a bad state for three years. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Mylapore residents up in arms over bad road

Residents have finally started raising their voice against negligence on the part of the Chennai Corporation. A group of Mylapore residents, on Wednesday, attempted to stage a road roko on R... »

‘Find suspect instead of harassing victim’

Women’s rights activist speaks out on Monday’s alleged rape of college student »
The men and women in khaki, across the country, are not usually known for their solicitude. But on December 25, 2014, three policemen in Chennai demonstrated a touching concern for a man lying unconscious on the road. Photo: Special Arrangement

When the long arm of the law saves

On Christmas Day, three policemen in Chennai demonstrated a touching concern for a man lying unconscious on the road. »

10 boys flee govt. home

Ten children ran away from the Government Observation Home for Boys in Kellys on Wednesday night.According to the police, 47 children are housed in one block inside the home — 20 on the gro... »
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CHENNAI, December 26, 2014

Sun Network COO arrested for sexual harassment

The Chief Operating Officer of Sun Network, Praveen Chathangathodi (49), was arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) on Friday on charges of harassing a former female colleague, following a com... »
CHENNAI, December 26, 2014

2 suspects held for robbery in Chennai

The police are interrogating two suspects in connection with the armed robbery of a woman in Thoraipakkam last week. The police said the suspects were tracked following an extensive search... »
CHENNAI, December 25, 2014

Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Friday Pondeswaram: Pondeswaram entire area, Arakambakkam, Vellachery, Guruvoyal, Ka... »
The work on a cement concrete road in Adambakkam, reportedly to fix a drainage problem, left it damaged. Photo: Aloysius Xavier Lopez
CHENNAI, December 25, 2014

Unauthorised digging of new roads in Chennai vexes residents

The widespread digging of new cement concrete roads in the city has caused severe damage to stretches. Even as commuters have started complaining about such unauthorised digging of roads in a numb... »
CHENNAI, December 24, 2014

Where man's best friends live it up

Rearing pets — especially ones that need as much care as dogs — can be quite a challenge in a city. Between the lack of free space, and the long working hours of family members, dogs often receive... »
The lamps are now purchased only by restaurants, cinemas, serial production houses and interior decorators. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
December 24, 2014

A dim outlook for the lamps of olden days

If you were to search the loft in your house, you might find a hurricane lamp with the faint smell of kerosene still emanating from it. These lanterns, which were once a common sight in households,... »
CHENNAI, December 24, 2014

Chennai roads to be rated for periodic upkeep

In a move aimed at improving periodic maintenance of city roads, the Chennai Corporation will soon begin work on rating them on a technical basis.The civic body has so far been focusing only... »
CHENNAI, December 23, 2014

College girl raped by 'policeman'

A 19-year-old college student from the city has complained that she was raped by a man posing as a policeman at an isolated location in Semmenchery on East Coast Road on Monday evening. ... »
The annual Indian Dance Festival was inaugurated on Sunday — Photo: D. Gopalakrishnan
KANCHEEPURAM, December 23, 2014

‘TN on fast track to tourism hotspot’

Tamil Nadu is all set to become a major tourist destination in about a decade, said tourism minister S.P. Shanmuganathan. Inaugurating the month-long annual Indian Dance Festival... »
CHENNAI, December 23, 2014

Encouraging student reporting in Margazhi season

During the Margazhi season, 11-year-old Ananya Balaji attends concerts armed with a pen and a notepad. After talking to other children at venues and finding out their thoughts on concerts, a... »

Woman attacked, robbed at home in Villivakkam

Duo poisons community dogs in Kodambakkam; four die

On the move: The flipside to adventure sport on public transport

Spurred by son, Chennai civic body worker fulfils carrom dream

Focus on bus shelters in Chennai

Gas agencies struggle with DBTL scheme

Lessons in inclusion, via the keyboard

Up and About: the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas

CHENNAI, December 26, 2014

67-year-old woman found dead in Mudichur

The police found a 67-year-old woman dead at her house in Mudichur late on Wednesday, and her gold jewellery stolen. The victim, Vellaiammal, was living alone on the first floor of her house... »
CHENNAI, December 26, 2014

Kuttram Kadithal bags honours at film festival

Kuttram Kadithal, a yet to be released movie, won the Best Tamil film award at 12th Chennai International film festival, which concluded on Thursday evening. This film was premiered on the... »
CHENNAI, December 25, 2014

Chances of a storm in Chennai this weekend

If things go well, the northeast monsoon might just leave a mark over the city before wrapping up this year. Meteorologists expect a low pressure area to develop into a depression over the Bay of B... »
There are few spaces in the city to exercise animals. Photo: M. Sathyamoorthy
CHENNAI, December 24, 2014

It's a dog's life

When Alpheus Danson and his wife wanted to shift their home, their first concern was for their 3-year-old female Labrador retriever Nelia. Many homes they considered did not allow pets, while othe... »
Koothapiran joined All India Radio in the 1960s. File photo
CHENNAI, December 24, 2014

‘Vanoli Anna’, voice that made waves on AIR, fades

Master storyteller and veteran dramatist Koothapiran, fondly known as ‘Vanoli Anna’, died on Tuesday morning. He was 83. According to his son, N. Ganesan, Mr. Koothapiran suffered a heart at... »
CHENNAI, December 24, 2014

Of pranks and the safety of children online

‘Rahul for Sales–Chennai’ said the ad in the pets section of an e-commerce website recently. Except, if you looked at the image and the description, it was a little boy who was being ‘sold’. <... »
CHENNAI, December 23, 2014

IPS officials transferred

The State government on Tuesday announced the transfer and postings of senior police officers in Chennai and rest of the State.According to an official release, C. Sridhar, Joint Commission... »
CHENNAI, December 23, 2014

Appointments in Madras University deferred

The appointments to the various faculty posts in the University of Madras were deferred on Monday after senior IAS officers refused to approve the University's decision at the Syndicate meeting. »
CHENNAI, December 23, 2014

On tackling dementia

Former West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan on Saturday called upon people to donate generously towards the cause of dementia. Speaking at the 5 anniversary of the Dignity Dementia Day Care C... »
CHENNAI, December 23, 2014

Woman cheated by stranger in Anakaputhur

A young woman was cheated by a stranger whom she approached for help while withdrawing cash from an Automated Teller Machine in suburban Anakaputhur. Velayudham of Kamakshi Nagar had sent h... »

Lone burglar strikes at row of shops

On the move: No solution in sight, says MTC

‘Communalism, a challenge to peace’

Poonamallee municipality seals illegal borewells

Lorry drivers go on strike

Fine-tuning the mechanics of empowerment

Police crack down on Tambaram traders

Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Friday Pondeswaram: Pondeswaram entire area, Arakambakkam, Vellachery, Guruvoyal, Ka... »

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