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much-needed action:The civic body removed more than 150 major encroachments along the 4-km stretch —Photo: K. Pichumani
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much-needed action:The civic body removed more than 150 major encroachments along the 4-km stretch —Photo: K. Pichumani

Widening of Paper Mills Road begins

Corporation clears encroachments from the stretch following HC order »

Why Delhi Metro wins hands down

Though Chennaiites were thrilled about Metro Rail being introduced in the city and dreamt of better transportation, the delay in introducing it has dampened their spirits »

Old cycles help village children reach school faster

Till very recently, K. Sandhya would wake up early to help her parents in the fields and do housework. She would then prepare for a half-hour walk to her school in Aayalur near Sevvapet.She... »
setting the trend:Eighteen research papers from the department of surgical gastroenterology at MMC have been accepted at the International Gastric Cancer Congress —Photo: S.R. Raghunathan

Undergrads head to global medical meet

Not many medical college departments have undergraduate students co-authoring papers, much less travelling abroad to present them.But the department of surgical gastroenterology at Madras Me... »

Man kills brother

A long-standing property dispute between two brothers resulted in the death of the younger sibling in Kilpauk on Saturday.R. Venkatarathinam (31), an office assistant at the zonal office of... »
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CHENNAI, April 19, 2015

I am not against cinema: Ramadoss

“The conflict between PMK and Rajini was a result of Baba’s producer refusing our request to remove scenes that showed Rajinikanth smoking a cigarette and drinking liquor. We h... »
CHENNAI, April 19, 2015

Youth dies after being hit by call taxi

A young software professional died in a road accident when the motorcycle he was riding back home after work was hit by a speeding call taxi in Taramani on Friday night.S. Saravana Kumar (26... »
CHENNAI, April 19, 2015

Disproportionate assets case: Misra to head 3-judge Bench

A three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Dipak Misra will hear from April 21 the petition on whether G. Bhavani Singh can continue as Special Public Prosecutor in the disproportio... »
CHENNAI, April 19, 2015

PIL seeks stay on TNSCB construction

A PIL petition has been filed in the Madras High Court seeking to grant an interim injunction on the construction of 960 flats by the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board (TNSCB) at Madukkarai and Sunda... »
CHENNAI, April 19, 2015

High Court seeks report on speed governors in omnibuses

Even as the Transport Department stated that speed governors have been installed in almost all omnibuses in the State, the Madras High Court directed the government to verify the vehicles and file... »
dialogue crucial:Schools of Equality encourages students to speak up and discover themselves and thus deal with bullying —Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
CHENNAI, April 19, 2015

Tackling bullying through democracy

“I used to be a bully when I was younger,” Thomas Koshy, a class XI student, confesses.“It seemed normal and fun at the time, but now I realise it was wrong,” he says.Bullying is a se... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2015

FIR against IAS officer in Chennai for cheating

The Central Crime Branch of the city police has registered a case of cheating against a serving IAS officer attached to State Transport Department and his aide. The officer and his secre... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2015

Government to step up vigilance on spurious drugs

The Government of India is stepping up its vigilance on spurious drugs by increasing the number of drug inspectors and the punishment for offenses.The aim is to have one drug inspector for e... »
On a high:Fans on social media too were constantly tweeting good things about the film—Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, April 18, 2015

Chennaiites give OKK a thumbs up

Mani Ratnam’s ‘Ok Kanmani’, featuring Dulquer Salman and Nithya Menen, has managed to generate a buzz from the public on the day of its release on Friday. With some of Mani Ratnam’s films not doing... »
CHENNAI: , April 18, 2015

Pallavaram civic body retrieves land

In yet another crackdown on encroachments, the Pallavaram Municipality retrieved a plot of land worth more than Rs.12 crore recently. The municipal officials removed a godown and a cultivation of p... »

“Cheques bounced”

Decades-old musical notes find life in new album

Karunanidhi slams Sena protest, spurns ‘thaali’ removal

With eye on national media, Tamil parties go English

Celebrating the Railways

HC seeks report on speed governors in omnibuses

New roads get the axe

The unveiling of the Nobel laureate

CHENNAI, April 19, 2015

Comeback is new and new is good

A decade ago, the word ‘comeback’ was uttered probably with a smirk, especially if it referred to the re-entry of heroines, but things have changed pretty drastically now.Many yesteryear act... »
CHENNAI, April 19, 2015

Man found dead in pond

A 55-year-old man died, reportedly of snake bite in Injambakkam. Neelankarai police said Mani (55) of Panaiyur Kuppam had ventured out around 4 a.m. after informing his family that he was going for... »
CHENNAI, April 19, 2015

ayalalithaa requests partymen not to resort to suicide

AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Saturday called upon her partymen not to take any extreme step to express their anguish over her present crisis.“I do not agree with their action. It actually... »
CHENNAI, April 19, 2015

Compulsory Tamil tough, says CBSE schools

For R. Nihal, who moved to Chennai from the U.S. this year, educating his son Rohak has become a problem. Since the start of term for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board, his son... »
CHENNAI, April 19, 2015

Width of Chennai Peripheral Road reduced

The width of the proposed Rs. 10,000-crore Chennai Peripheral Road — to connect Poonjeri village in Mamallapuram and Kattupalli near Minjur — has been reduced from 450 feet to 200 feet.This... »
CHENNAI, April 19, 2015

Innovate to bring down solar power cost: Kalam

“To find answers for the energy crisis, young scientists should innovate new cost-effective mechanisms to tap more solar energy,” said former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. He advocated a national p... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2015

BIS seizes bubbletops with expired licences

A team of officials from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), southern region, seized 20-litre bubble tops filled with drinking water bearing ISI mark, despite an expired licence.During a r... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2015

Find mechanism to reduce cost of solar power: Abdul Kalam

“To find answers for the energy crisis, young scientists should innovate new cost-effective mechanisms to tap more solar energy,” said former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. He advocated a national... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2015

Two held for 20-year-old murders

What unfolded at Korukkupet this week, resembled scenes from a crime thriller — with cold-blooded killings and meticulous disposal of the corpses, not to mention vendetta.At Korukkupet polic... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2015

Students to get provisional marksheets on results day

From this year onwards, students will not have to struggle to get their mark lists attested by their schools.Instead, the Department of Government Examinations will issue provisional markshe... »

ITIs moved to Ministry of Skill Development

NCST meets families of firing victims

HC allows petitioner to implead Minister in a case

‘Acting process can be taught’

Unveiling of the Nobel laureate

New research to combat heart diseases

Celebrating the Railways

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