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Focus on bus shelters in Chennai

With the judgement giving the Corporation the sole authority to commission and manage bus shelters at stops identified by the MTC, residents have started stressing the need for improving the facilitie... »
R. Balakottaiah (left) secured the first place in the national veteran championship held last month in Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Aloysius Xavier Lopez

Spurred by son, Chennai civic body worker fulfils carrom dream

Several years ago, 55-year-old R. Balakottaiah had to stop playing professional carrom to give priority to his son’s education. He started working as a sweeper with the Chennai Corporation,... »

Poonamallee municipality seals illegal borewells

Wells in the Poonamallee and Seneerkuppam belt supply much of the water for north and central Chennai »

Duo poisons community dogs in Kodambakkam; four die

In a shocking incident, four community dogs that were being cared for by a resident in Rangarajapuram near Kodambakkam were poisoned on Monday.R. Sridevi, in whose house the mongrels were s... »
N. Ram, chairman, Kasturi and Sons Limited (second from left), delivered a lecture at the Kolvenbach Library’s annual day celebrations. Photo: M. Karunakaran

‘Communalism, a challenge to peace’

Communalism is a challenge to peace, and is engineered and part of a political strategy to gain votes, N. Ram, chairman, Kasturi and Sons Limited, said on Monday. He was delivering a lec... »
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CHENNAI, December 23, 2014

Lone burglar strikes at row of shops

In what is suspected to be the handiwork of a lone burglar, six shops including three pharmacies, two grocery stores and an automobile spare parts store on a single stretch in Alwarthirunagar were... »  
December 23, 2014

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

Sometimes, your dream of enjoying a relatively relaxed weekend commute on a largely empty train is rudely disrupted by youths who choose to have some fun while travelling. The disturbanc... »
CHENNAI, December 22, 2014

Gas agencies struggle with DBTL scheme

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder distributors in the city still have a long way to go before bringing all consumers under the modified direct benefit transfer for LPG (DBTL) scheme. Only abo... »
CHENNAI, December 22, 2014

Lessons in inclusion, via the keyboard

Earlier this year, the management of KRM Public School in Perambur approached R. Jeeva, founder of the Transgender Rights Association with an unusual request. Jeeva admits she was a little... »
December 22, 2014

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

With Christmas around the corner, the city has burst into a fit of merriment. Food, song and the spirit of community is what the festive season signifies for many. Nrithya Andrews, a... »
A video grab of the robbery at knifepoint
CHENNAI, December 22, 2014

Daylight robbery in Chennai caught on phone

Two days after a woman was threatened at knifepoint and robbed of her gold jewellery near her house in Thoraipakkam, the footage of the crime has emerged. The police are yet to identify... »
The MTC plans to introduce the system on buses on the Old Mahabalipuram Road. File Photo
CHENNAI, December 22, 2014

A voice guide for your bus commute in Chennai

If the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) has its way, the days of stretching your neck out to figure out the number and destination of every approaching bus are over. With public ann... »
CHENNAI, December 21, 2014

Training given in sea turtle conservation

J. Vinodh, a home guard in Kadapakkam on East Coast Road, has been assisting the police in patrolling the areas and checking vehicles during weekends. Now, he has learnt to collect eggs laid by Oli... »
CHENNAI, December 21, 2014

Smash that serve to win Chennai Open tickets

Are you a tennis fan hunting for tickets to the big event here in January? All you need is a strong arm to smash a tennis ball.As a prelude to Chennai Open 2015, scheduled to be held from J... »
CHENNAI, December 21, 2014

Beat officers in Tamil Nadu asked to keep an eye on schools

An advisory for police beat officers to keep vigil over schools in their jurisdiction was issued by the Tamil Nadu director general of police (L&O) a few days ago. This came in the wake of the... »

‘Call autos’ make an entry in Chennai

The visa to good health

‘New Year revelry should end by 1 a.m. in Chennai’

Bengaluru child’s heart saves toddler

Power Shutdown

More Corporation schools to have KG

Insurance scheme funds neurosurgeries

Exploring nuances of ‘Make in India’

December 23, 2014

On the move: No solution in sight, says MTC

Helplessness – this is the word that best describes the situation of the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) when it comes to handling the menace of footboard travel by college and school stu... »
CHENNAI, December 22, 2014

Lorry drivers go on strike

Container lorry owners and drivers who ply on the busy Manali Expressway went on a flash strike on Sunday to highlight the lack of safety on the stretch.In the morning, two lorry drivers, M... »
IIT-M students are working with the NGO Vidyasagar to help students with disabilities make a living. Photo: M. Karunakaran
CHENNAI, December 22, 2014

Fine-tuning the mechanics of empowerment

A year ago, three IIT-Madras students – Ashish Bajaj, Sai Chaitanya Manchikatla and Venkateshwar Madasu – visited the NGO Vidyasagar and were inspired to experiment with different technologies to... »
CHENNAI, December 22, 2014

Police crack down on Tambaram traders

The police will act tough against traders in an attempt to prevent them from misusing road space in Tambaram. Recently, they disconnected power supply illegally drawn by several traders.»
December 22, 2014

Up and About: A touch of diversity to first-day, first-show

The first-day, first-show of any Tamil film featuring a popular star — especially when the popular star’s name is Rajinikanth — has always been an event dominated by men. But, for the fi... »
There are about 200 ragpickers in the Kodungaiyur dumping yard alone. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, December 22, 2014

Ragpickers to get ID cards, social benefits

Keeping in mind the possibility of providing social entitlements to ragpickers and integrating them into an increasingly privatised solid waste management system, the Chennai Corporation is taking... »
Chennai, December 21, 2014

Workers threaten to launch protest if Foxconn stops operations

As Taiwan-based contract manufacturer Foxconn prepares to suspend operations at its facilities here, employee unions have threatened to launch a protest if the company stops production from Monday... »
CHENNAI, December 21, 2014

Chennai Metrowater workers stage protest

Members of Chennai Metrowater Workers Union staged a demonstration on Friday, demanding better wages and job permanency.Maduravoyal MLA G. Bheem Rao led the protest by the union, which is af... »
CHENNAI, December 21, 2014

Lingaa’s distributors claim loss

A section of the media recently reported that the distributors of Rajinikanth’s latest film Lingaa claimed they had suffered huge losses on the film. The distributors reportedly compl... »
The scheme gives consumers the option to link their bank accounts to their LPG IDs through Aadhaar, for subsidy. Photo: M. Prabhu
CHENNAI, December 21, 2014

Many hassles in DBTL scheme

Several LPG consumers are finding it difficult to register for the modified direct benefit transfer for LPG (DBTL) scheme, as some gas agencies are turning them away for lack of Aadhaar cards. ... »

Hearts and hearths open up to rasikas

A win-win for all industry players

Why spare erring hotels: HC

Did India’s first flight soar from Chennai?

Protesters arrested in front of Kushboo’s house 

‘Closing of schools a hurdle for RTE Act’

Two-year study to identify threatened forest species

Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas on Saturday From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Alawarthirunagar: Rajaji St, Indira St, Vanchinathan St, Chidambaranar St, C.V. Koil St,... »

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