A mirage appears on Kamarajar Salai as temperature rises in Chennai. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
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A mirage appears on Kamarajar Salai as temperature rises in Chennai. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Brace yourself, the heat only gets worse

Monday was the hottest day of the year, and many more such days lie ahead, say experts »
Students at D.A.V. Girls Senior Secondary School, Gopalapuram, celebrate after the results were announced —Photo: R. Ragu

CBSE class XII results: State achieves 97.06 pass percentage

After much uncertainty over the date of the results, the Central Board of Secondary Education released the Class XII results on Monday, with the State achieving a pass percentage of 97.06 per cent,... »
Violations by vehicles and the absence of zebra crossings make it difficult for pedestrians. — Photo: R. Ragu

An uphill task for pedestrians to cross one-way roads in Kilpauk

: Pedestrians wanting to cross the road on several stretches in Kilpauk have to either wait inordinately or scamper across to avoid being hit by oncoming vehicles that never seem to stop.Wit... »
The facility is likely to be rolled out by July. — file Photo: M. Srinath

Online submission of applications for new power connections soon

TANGEDCO to rope in e-Seva centres to help applicants »
A view of bio-toilets on Elliots Beach. Photo: M. Karunakaran

Connections for bio-toilets: civic body sets deadline

Facilities not in operation due to delay in getting water, sewer and electricity links »
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 A roadside vendor sells water melon slices near the Valluvar Kottam in Chennai. Photo: M. Moorthy
CHENNAI, May 26, 2015

Summer ailments

It’s that time of the year when jokes about eggs frying on terrace floors are doing the rounds. But it’s also the season of heat strokes, heat exhaustion, skin ailments and viruses doing the round... »
CHENNAI, May 26, 2015

Chennai boy triumphs at Spelling Bee tourney

On the day before L. Sanjan was leaving to Abu Dhabi, his mother Anuja hurriedly went through her iPad spelling app and found the word ‘apiary,’ which her son was not familiar with. He spent a coup... »
CHENNAI, May 26, 2015

Boy drowns in pond

Boy drowns in pond

A summer vacation outing ended in tragedy for a 15-year-old boy, who drowned in a pond in suburban Ottiyambakkam near Sholinganallur on Monday.Prin... »
CHENNAI, May 26, 2015

Man falls to death

A 34-year-old man died after a heap of tiles on which he climbed crashed in West Mambalam on Sunday.M.Manikandan, who was reported to be mentally ill, ran out of his home on Nagathamman Koil... »
CHENNAI, May 26, 2015

Work on Amma Theatres begins again

Chennai Corporation has resumed work on a popular welfare measure for commissioning Amma Theatres to offer entertainment at affordable prices. The Council is likely to pass a resolution this week f... »
CHENNAI, May 26, 2015

Search for missing boat intensified

A fishing boat which went missing with five fishermen on board on Saturday is yet to be located, even as the Coast Guard intensified its search using patrol vessels and aircraft.According to... »
CHENNAI, May 26, 2015

Issue of forms for law courses delayed

The Dr. Ambedkar Law University did not start issue of application forms on Monday as announced for LLB (Honours), LLM and MCL. Forms for the three-year LLB courses affiliated to government law col... »
Chennai, May 26, 2015

The fallout of mobile usage

When Suman Jain, a student of business administration, began playing Candy Crush Saga, she used to experience a slight pain in her wrist and thumb. However, once she got used to the game, she reali... »
In addition to cooking, the boys have also been learning social adjustment skills.—Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, May 26, 2015

Learning to cook, guided by touch and smell

Their sense of touch and smell has been working overtime these past few weeks – tasting food they cook and touching the water to find if it is warm enough. No doubt there have been a few mild burns... »
CHENNAI, May 26, 2015

Course for flying instructors concludes

After over 25 weeks of training programme that included 200 hours of flying, the 138th Qualified Flying Instructors Course came to an end at the Flying Instructors’ School in Indian Air Force Stati... »

The one cube that binds them

‘Rectify flaws before paying schools for RTE’

School buses’ certificates cancelled

Fishermen step up protest

PMK plan to make farming viable

Online healthcare services mushroom

Awareness camp on EPFO initiatives

Seeding for a healthy future

CHENNAI, May 26, 2015

Film on slain Lankan TV journalist banned

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to certify ‘Porkalathil Oru Poo,’ a film based on real life story of television journalist, Isaipriya, who was allegedly killed in captivi... »
Vidhi Maheshwari topped the country’s list of candidates with special needs —Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, May 26, 2015

Of endurance and well-deserved success

Vidhi Maheshwari from Chettinad Vidyashram, despite being a good student, was forced to miss one year when she developed task-specific dystonia, a neurological condition that affected the use of he... »
CHENNAI, May 26, 2015

Man electrocuted

A 38-year-old man was electrocuted at his house under construction at Nesavalar Nagar in Jalladianpet near Pallikaranai on Monday morning.Adhikesavan was spraying water on the walls of the h... »
CHENNAI, May 26, 2015

Residents upset as CMDA plans to re-classify land around Red Hills Lake

Residents living around the sprawling Red Hills lake (Puzhal ‘eri’) — one of the most important sources for the city’s drinking water supply — are fuming in anger as the State government has propos... »
CHENNAI, May 26, 2015

Govt. issues ads without Chief Minister’s pictures

The Tamil Nadu government has started releasing advertisements in newspapers without the pictures of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, adhering to the May 13 Supreme Court judgment restraining ruling pa... »
CHENNAI, May 26, 2015

New schemes make no difference: Vijayakant

Criticising the five new schemes that Chief Minister Jayalalithaa cleared on Sunday, Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) leader Vijayakant said the people of Tamil Nadu wondered who the governm... »
CHENNAI, May 26, 2015

HC orders arrest of cargo vessel

M V Kenanga – a cargo vessel flying a Panama flag and anchored off Tuticorin harbour has been ordered to be kept under arrest by the Madras High Court, as a plaintiff Shivang Trading Company (India... »
Waiting for a makeover:The vacant site of Tamil Nadu Housing Board at Ennore where a container terminal is planned. —Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, May 26, 2015

Container terminal planned in Ennore to ease traffic

In an attempt to ease congestion caused by lorries that deliver and collect cargo from the city sea ports, the State government is planning to create a container terminal in Ennore.Chennai M... »
CHENNAI, May 26, 2015

Artist Natanam passes away

Artist R. Natanam passed away here on Sunday morning after a brief illness.He was 76 years old.MuralsMr. Natanam is best known for his murals, which can be found in vari... »
Students at the seed diversity festival in Chennai.Photo: M. Vedhan.
CHENNAI, May 26, 2015

Seeding for a healthy future

It was his urge to give good pesticide-free food and thereby, a healthy life to his young daughter that drove R. Mithunkumar to get into community farming.“I also have a terrace garden. I am... »

Learning to cook, guided by touch and smell

Workshop for college students on free software

Course for flying instructors concludes

BSNL services may be disrupted

Ties in family turned sour post-AGM

Premium trains through Chennai

The dhal in your meal just got hotter

Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas on May 08, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. »