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Residents cite the government’s failure in implementing legal provisions to govern solid waste management and the delay in identifying alternative sites to existing dumping grounds as the primary reasons for the problems.
Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
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Residents cite the government’s failure in implementing legal provisions to govern solid waste management and the delay in identifying alternative sites to existing dumping grounds as the primary reasons for the problems. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Trash bins runneth over

Friends of Chennai, a social initiative, was The Hindu’s gift to the city on its 375th birthday. FoC seeks to serve as a vehicle for residents’ hopes and concerns about the city. Today’s column takes... »

Tinsel Town: ‘Film festivals must go beyond the cities’

Says veteran director J. Mahendran at the inauguration of the eight-day Chennai International Film Festival »
Author Awdhesh Singh, former cricket captain Kris Srikkanth, and chairman of Kasturi & Sons Ltd., N. Ram at the book launch. Photo: Special Arrangment

Of a real take on leadership

Ethics may seem irrelevant at some stages of leadership, but leaders who really want to command respect will have to be ethical, T.S. Krishnamurthy, former chief election commissioner, said on Thur... »
Illustration: Satwik Gade Margazhi melodies

When the city goes the extra mile for a Carnatic concert

The Margazhi season is not just about the people in heavy Kancheepuram saris and dhotis, but also about the rasikas who just cannot keep away. »
Work on the flyover was held up due to a change in its design. Photo: K. Pichumani

Thirumangalam flyover to be ready by March

After a delay of months, work has resumed on the flyover at Thirumangalam on Jawaharlal Nehru Salai. It is expected to be ready by March 2015.Sources in the highways department said they ha... »
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CHENNAI, December 19, 2014

Protesters arrested in front of Kushboo’s house 

The police arrested forty cadres of Tamilaga Munnetra Padai for attempting to stage a demonstration in front of actor-turned-politician Kushboo’s house on Thursday.The cadres were opposed t... »
CHENNAI, December 19, 2014

‘Closing of schools a hurdle for RTE Act’

Even though it has been five years since the enactment of the Rights of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, it has not been implemented in its true spirit, say activists. »
CHENNAI, December 19, 2014

Two-year study to identify threatened forest species

A two-year study to identify threatened species in the State’s forests is nearing completion, R.K. Ojha, chief project director, Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Conservation and Greening Project, said her... »
CHENNAI, December 18, 2014

Fall in female sex ratio worries activists

There has been a decline in female sex ratio at birth in several districts across the State. This is becoming a trend in urban areas like Chennai as well, according to members of Campaign A... »
CHENNAI, December 18, 2014

Over 1,000 officials to shift to Amma Maaligai

Around 1,000 civic body officials are set to shift their work spaces to a new building. The Ripon Buildings annexe, renamed Amma Maaligai, will begin functioning from Pongal.The building wi... »
Actor Jiiva with villagers from Amarambedu that has successfully put an end to the widespread practice of open defecation — Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, December 17, 2014

Inspired village makes a change

The villagers of Amarambedu on the outskirts of Gummidipoondi, near Chennai, have always taken pride in their jasmine crop.They supply the flowers to the Koyambedu market. But visitors to t... »
CHENNAI, December 17, 2014

Smuggling bid lands duo in Chennai Government Hospital

Two persons were admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital after they had attempted to smuggle gold biscuits into the country by swallowing them. The men — identified as Kama... »
CHENNAI, December 16, 2014

Patient in coma dies at GH

S. Seethalakshmi, a 31-year-old woman who was in a coma since March, and whose husband had petitioned the government in May to allow euthanasia for her, died at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hosp... »
CHENNAI, December 16, 2014

Work on Mudichur power supply station drags on

Residents in suburban Mudichur are not happy with the State government over a crucial project that has been pending for a long time. Construction of a 33/11 kilovolt sub-station i... »
CHENNAI, December 16, 2014

Planners focus on fire safety in illegal buildings

Even as hundreds of residents are waiting for a decision on new guidelines and rules for regularisation of unauthorised buildings constructed on or before July 1, 2007, urban planners have started... »

From across the seas, a convergence of classical talent

Nadhabrahmam for mridangam exponent

Pawn broker, three men held for stealing

In-house libraries: the upcoming trend in Chennai

Slippery subway near St. Thomas Mount poses risk

Police tighten norms for call-taxis in Chennai

Officials plead helplessness

Gold worth Rs. 5 cr seized at Chennai airport

Together, they fly Guinness flag

This weekend, join the health bandwagon

CHENNAI, December 19, 2014

More Corporation schools to have KG

With parents often preferring private schools over those run by the Chennai Corporation, the civic body is considering introducing kindergarten sections in more schools. The educ... »
CHENNAI, December 19, 2014

Insurance scheme funds neurosurgeries

R. Vetrivel and his wife Killiammal first noticed there was something wrong with their eight-year-old son when he felt dizzy at school. The couple, from Tiruppattur in Vellore district, too... »
CHENNAI, December 18, 2014

Exploring nuances of ‘Make in India’

“Make in India should focus not only on bringing industries from outside to set up production units in India, but also on promoting Indian industry,” was the winning argument at the Elihu Yale Int... »
CHENNAI, December 18, 2014

A natural and welcome process: industry

The shutting down of single-screen theatres to make way for malls with multiplexes is a natural step towards building a more viable ecosystem of film distribution and exhibition, say industry insi... »
Actor Vivek
Chennai, December 17, 2014

Balachander showing signs of improvement: Actor Vivek

Actor Vivek, who visited veteran director K. Balachander on Wednesday at a hospital in Chennai, said the auteur is showing signs of improvement. Mr. Balachander was admitted to Kauvery Ho... »
CHENNAI, December 17, 2014

Madras High Court orders fresh auction of shops

The Madras High Court on Monday ordered that shops allotted in the Koyambedu wholesale vegetable market complex under the discretionary quota of then Information Minister, who was also the CMDA ch... »
Veteran filmmaker K. Balachander.
Chennai, December 16, 2014

Balachander in intensive care

Director K. Balachander continues to remain in hospital, after being shifted to the intensive care unit for treatment of urinary tract infection, according to a press release from Kauvery Hospital... »
CHENNAI, December 16, 2014

High Court dismisses petition against Mayor's son

With testimony from a woman who appeared with her minor child before the Madras High Court on Friday stating that they were not in ‘illegal custody’, the court dismissed a Habeas Corpus petition fr... »
CHENNAI, December 16, 2014

HC demands immediate action on Perambur slaughterhouse

The Madras High Court on Monday made it clear that the only answer it seeks from the Chennai Corporation is when the modern slaughterhouse at Perambur (Pulianthope) will start functioning. The Ben... »
December 15, 2014

Up & About: Crowd-sourcing cleanliness

Actor Trisha Krishnan joined the much-touted Swachh Bharat campaign recently, but city residents have been taking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project to the streets, literally, for months n... »

Srinagar acid attack victim treated in Chennai

When disability is no deterrent

Suspect jumps in front of train in Kodambakkam, dies

Rooftop solar option lags

Calligraphers, get your wands out

Aavin reaches out to more homes in Chennai

Flat owners pushed to the corner

‘Panic’ button in Chennai call taxis soon

Chennai, Bengaluru join ‘100 Resilient Cities’ network

Music keeps me young, says mridangam maestro

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