the king has arrived:Koyambedu market receives 30-40 tonnes of mangoes daily —Photo: K. Pichumani
the king has arrived:Koyambedu market receives 30-40 tonnes of mangoes daily —Photo: K. Pichumani

Truckloads of fruits give relief from soaring mercury

Many varieties of mangoes, considered the ‘king of fruits’, have started arriving at Koyambedu wholesale market. »
flood prevention measure:The four-metre-wide channel is being built on the service lane of the Chennai Bypass Road for a distance of nearly one km —Photo: K. Pichumani

Civic agency, NHAI clash over diversion channel

The dispute is over the use of a service lane for a project to transport surplus water »
The owner had received permission to only build a two-storey structure—Photo: M. Moorthy

Building sealed in Seven Wells

Staff of Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority on Wednesday placed an unauthorised building being built in Seven Wells area under lock and seal for gross violation of rules.A note from... »
The gang convinced people that the black paper they had was actually foreign currency —Photo: Petlee Peter

7 held in fake notes scam

In a classic instance of a black money scam, also known as the ‘wash wash scam’, a group of men in the city cheated people of a few lakhs after convincing them that pieces of black paper were forei... »

‘Life skills crucial for children with autism’

On the eve of World Autism Day, parents say State support is essential, as are life skills.“At present, State support for special education is marginal. Ideally, it should be an integral par... »
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CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

GH institute wins accolades abroad

For over five years, William Abraham was in constant pain. It was so excruciating, he would take leave from his job as a computer operator and stay at home for a couple of days.Today, eight... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

EMT Day to be observed

GVK EMRI, which runs the ‘108’ ambulance service and the ‘104’ health helpline, will celebrate National EMT Day in the city on Thursday.Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) form the backbone... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

Govt. pulled up for not filing counter-affidavits in time

The Madras High Court on Wednesday strongly criticised the Central and State governments for not filing counter-affidavits in time.Observing that the State government had chosen not to have... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

Coca-Cola allotted land: Minister

The State government on Wednesday agreed that it has allotted land to Coca-Cola for a manufacturing plant at SIPCOT Industrial Estate in Perundurai.After the Chief Minister’s reply to the di... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

‘Operation Olivia’ to save turtles

With a view to preventing further mortalities of Olive Ridley turtles, the Coast Guard has launched ‘Operation Olivia’ to enforce the provisions of the Marine Fishing Regulatory Act.The oper... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

OPS, Stalin spar over State’s finances

Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin on Tuesday took on each other on the issue of the financial situation of the Tamil Nadu government.During the debate on the Budg... »
Officials are looking at a variety of strategies to increase the space in schools in Chennai. —Photo: M. Karunakaran
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

Towards a breath of fresh air at Chennai Corporation schools

Even as the Corporation makes plans to start more kindergarten and English medium sections in its schools, it is grappling with acute shortage of space and infrastructural facilities in its more cr... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

Inclusion, a myth in autism: experts

P. Malar had to visit 10 schools before one finally agreed to take in her son. Most schools initially agreed but hesitated when she told them he had autism.“They would say they wanted to see... »
Manufacturers of water and waste-water treatment plants say there has been a 30 per cent increase in awareness of recycling facilities over the past five years. File Photo
CHENNAI, April 1, 2015

Treat it right

Access to quality drinking water and safe disposal of sewage have become everyday problems, especially in the city’s peripheral areas. Taking matters into their own hands, residents of se... »
CHENNAI, April 1, 2015

A taxi driver’s life-saving act

It is an act of true heroism to prioritise the safety of those dependent on you, especially at a time of acute personal distress. By this marker, D. Balachandran is as heroic as they come.Ba... »

Inclusion, a myth in autism: experts

Sanskrit exponent passes away

Four teenagers held for murder

When even minor delays upset plans

HC gives govt. time to reply to contempt plea

Govt. rules out probe into Udangudi project delay

Patient in Chennai gets lungs from Visakhapatnam

Another glass panel crashes at Chennai airport

CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

Russia to offer scholarship to Indian students

Indian students can get scholarships that provide tuition fee waiver of up to 100 per cent when they opt for technical education at universities in Russia.This is part of the ‘It is time to... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

Education Secretary tenders apology in court

The School Education Secretary, D.Sabitha, on Wednesday appeared before the Madras High Court and tendered an unqualified apology in a matter relating to the filling of lecturer vacancies by the vi... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

‘Amma’ will return as CM to herald a glorious era: OPS

As per the wishes of AIADMK cadre in the State, ‘Amma’ will return to Fort St. George as Chief Minister to herald a glorious era, Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam declared in the Assembly on Wednesd... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

DMK walks out over CM’s 2G reference

Members of the DMK on Wednesday staged a walk out from the Tamil Nadu Assembly protesting a reference made by Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam to the 2G spectrum scam during his reply to the debate... »
K. Pounraj, the burns victim, at the KMC Hospital at Kilpauk in Chennai.— Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

Dharmapuri teen loses finger

K. Pounraj, the teenager from Dharmapuri district, whose hand was set on fire by three men for allegedly stealing a mobile phone, lost a finger due to gangrene, at Government Kilpauk Medical Colleg... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

HC gives govt. time to reply to contempt plea

The Madras High Court has granted time to the Tamil Nadu government till April 23 to file a reply to a contempt petition seeking to punish the Health Secretary, Director of Medical Education and th... »
CHENNAI, April 2, 2015

Rotary awards four Chennai personalities

Governor K. Rosaiah, on Tuesday, commended Rotary International’s contribution in making India a polio-free nation.Speaking at an awards function organised by Rotary Club of Madras-Chenna Pa... »
CHENNAI, April 1, 2015

Water infrastructure, a problem in added areas

Even as efforts are on to implement water supply schemes in the added areas, several suburban residents complain they are forced to purchase water due to inadequate supply.What’s more: resi... »
V. Jayanth, senior managing editor of‘The Hindu’, was given the Excellence in Journalism award by Governor K. Rosaiah—Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, April 1, 2015

Rotary awards four city personalities

Governor K. Rosaiah, on Tuesday, commended Rotary International’s contribution in making India a polio-free nation.Speaking at an awards function organised by Rotary Club of Madras-Chenna Pa... »
CHENNAI, April 1, 2015

E.U. film fest begins

For residents who wish for a glimpse into the window of contemporary life in Europe, the 20{+t}{+h}European Union Film Festival is a must watch.It has been organised by the delegation of Eur... »

Chepauk: the wait for planning permissions

20 days after murder, suspect still elusive

Amid argument, man cuts off rival’s ponytail

Many restaurants lack traffic clearances, says report

6 DMDK MLAs suspended for next session too

Teachers expect more full mark scorers in Plus Two exam

When temperature soars, drink up and stay cool

The run, which will be held in the city on April 12th, this year hopes to get more women to adopt a fitter lifestyle and to raise awareness about breast cancer. Pinkathon

Ink it in pink

A report on how Chennai is gearing up for this year’s edition of Pinkathon, which will be held in on April 12 to raise awareness about breast cancer. »
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