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Encroachments at West Namasivayapuram were removed to help in cleaning the stretch where Virugambakkam-Arumbakkam canal meets the Cooum river. Photo: K. Pichumani
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Encroachments at West Namasivayapuram were removed to help in cleaning the stretch where Virugambakkam-Arumbakkam canal meets the Cooum river. Photo: K. Pichumani

Demolition drive gathers pace

Is Chennai moving towards a cleaner, greener future? As the civic agencies take on unauthorised constructions with an iron hand, it’s also key to factor in rehabilitation strategies for those affected... »
The door-to-door exercise aims to update records of consumers— File Photo

Metrowater begins survey in added areas

As part of its efforts to bring in uniformity in water charges across the city and provide better infrastructure to added areas, Chennai Metrowater has started a door-to-door survey to update recor... »
The running clubs emerging in the city provide families and groups a chance to train for marathons too —Photo: G. Sribharath

Running becomes a family thing

Until a few years ago, a family outing meant just eating out, going for a movie, or a picnic. Now, many prefer running along with family and friends and are even forming neighbourhood running group... »
vital facility:The Thervoy Kandigai-Kannankottai reservoir will supply 66 million litres of water a day to Chennai—Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

New reservoir to miss May deadline

The fifth reservoir being created at Thervoy Kandigai-Kannan- kottai, to cater to the city’s growing water needs, will miss its deadline next month.The project is being delayed due to admini... »
Over 2,500 students received their degrees at the convocation function —Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

‘ISRO on a mission spree’

 The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has lined up many launches before March next year: a PSLV to launch a commercial satellite from the U.K., two navigation satellites, a GSAT series sat... »
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CHENNAI, April 28, 2015

Fellowship in cosmetology soon

Government Stanley Medical College will soon be offering a fellowship in Cosmetology.“Currently, we see around 200 patients a day and perform 20 procedures daily for scar removal, acne treat... »
CHENNAI, April 28, 2015

Corporation to bring in more KG sections

The Chennai Corporation is all set to compete with the private sector to get more children enrolled in its schools this academic year.With a plan of introducing kindergarten classes in 100 o... »
People from Nepal who arrived at Chennai Airport on Monday— Photo: M. Karunakaran
CHENNAI, April 28, 2015

Safely back from a trip that went awry

Tourists from Tamil Nadu, who left to Nepal with much enthusiasm a week ago, were more determined to get home on Monday.“As I finished breakfast and got ready to leave to Baghbazaar, we felt... »
CHENNAI, April 28, 2015

VHP petition against Uttama Villain dismissed

In a relief to the producers of Kamal Haasan-starrer Uttama Villain, scheduled for release this Friday, the Madras High Court has dismissed a petition by Vishva Hindu Parishad... »
CHENNAI, April 28, 2015

SC remarks hailed

DMK leader M. Karunanidhi on Monday described the Supreme Court order striking down the appointment of Bhavani Singh as the public prosecutor in the disproportionate case against former Chief Minis... »
CHENNAI, April 28, 2015

Smartphones double as doctors’ aide

When Mythili Rajagopal, consultant paediatrician at Isabel Hospital gets a visit from a one-year-old patient, she quickly whips out her iPad and opens up a ‘Match the Colour’ game and gets the chil... »
CHENNAI, April 28, 2015

Singapore team to share medical expertise

A team of experts from Singapore is here to visit the welfare centres.Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar, who chaired the meeting, explained the various schemes the government had launched to... »
(From left) M. Manikandan, director of ‘Kaakka Muttai’, will make three films with Rohit Rameshof WTF Entertainment and line producerG.A. Harikrishnan —Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, April 28, 2015

Kaakka Muttai director to venture into production

M. Manikandan, director of national award-winning movie Kaakka Muttai , will soon venture into film production, in association with two others.Manikandan’s partners for... »
CHENNAI, April 28, 2015

Mother’s Day celebrated in village

Mother’s Day celebration may be unheard of in villages, especially by women who spend long hours working in brick kilns or farmlands as daily wage earners. However, 300 women were brought together... »
April 27, 2015

Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nolambur: NNS, HIG, MIG, Chinna Nolambur, Adayalampet, kongu Nagar, Mugappair West... »

Back home safe and sound

Platforms for sharing innovative teaching methods

Celebrating motherhood

Residents yet again make the case for link road

Anbumani questions CPCL recruitment process

311 from TN stranded in Nepal

Kaakka Muttai director to venture into production

The chicken & egg question

For students and professionals like Pooja M.R, Priyanka. S and Swetha (left) and Swathi Suresh (right), the biking experience is both about adventure and empowerment —Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, April 28, 2015

The roar of the bike and the road to freedom

“Enfields are my biggest passion.” says 19-year-old Swathi Suresh, who owns an Enfield Classic 350. She is among the increasing number of women in Chennai who are breaking stereotypes to pursue the... »
CHENNAI, April 28, 2015

Nepali students wait to finish exams to go home

Nepali students in the city have been dealing with the news of the devastating earthquake in their hometown by trying to stay in touch with their loved ones as much as possible. Since exams are fas... »
CHENNAI, April 28, 2015

City, State, yet to warm up to online electricity bill payment

Over seven years of its launch, the process of online payment of electricity bills of Tangedco is yet to gain currency among customers in the city, more so in the State. While electricity bills can... »
CHENNAI, April 28, 2015

Sun TV challenges attachment of its assets by ED

Weeks after their assets were attached by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Aircel-Maxis deal case, Sun TV and Kal Comm Pvt Ltd have moved the Madras High Court seeking to quash the order.»
CHENNAI, April 28, 2015

Verdict shocks AIADMK cadre

The remarks made by the three-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court on Monday, while holding the appointment of Special Public Prosecutor G. Bhavani Singh as bad in law, has sent shock waves among membe... »
CHENNAI, April 28, 2015

HC orders police protection to petitioner

The Madras High Court on Monday ordered police protection for a petitioner when he appears before the Deputy Superintendent of Police at Mannargudi to present his case against State Food Minister R... »
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a delegation led by DMDK leader Vijayakant in New Delhi on Monday. -PTI
CHENNAI, April 28, 2015

Prime Minister non-committal on Mekedatu dam issue 

A delegation, led by Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam president Vijayakant, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Monday to raise the Mekedatu issue with him, but Mr. Modi was non-... »
CHENNAI, April 28, 2015

TIDCO, TIMCO restrained from mining, cutting trees

The Madras High Court has restrained Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation Limited (TIDCO) and Tamil Nadu Iron Ore Mining Corporation Limited (TIMCO) from cutting trees and mining in Kanjam... »
April 27, 2015

Do you know how to conserve water?

In summer, water and electricity top the list of priorities of city residents especially when the resources are scarce. While there are ways to conserve water large-scale through waste water recyc... »
April 27, 2015

The hunt for the trendiest school bag and shoes is on

For parents of children in State Board schools, the annual routine of purchase of stationery, notebooks and school bags is usually carried out in earnest in May, ahead of the beginning of classes. »

Smartphones double as doctors’ aide

Sandhais hold their own in the age of supermarkets

Infrastructure upgrade for resettled residents

Political stunt, says AIADMK

Waiting without food, water

Back home safe and sound

NET, SLET candidates demand fair selection

Saravanakumar at Pallikaranai marshland. Photo. M. Moorthy

His jungle book

Award-winning wildlife filmmaker Saravanakumar talks to Akila Kannadasan about the stars of the forest that crowd his frames and why there are no shortcuts in his profession. »
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Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nolambur: NNS, HIG, MIG, Chinna Nolambur, Adayalampet, kongu Nagar, Mugappair West... »
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