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As many as 20,684 buses were being operated for the benefit of the people, said Chief Minsiter Jayalalithaa. File Photo
The Hindu As many as 20,684 buses were being operated for the benefit of the people, said Chief Minsiter Jayalalithaa. File Photo

TN to buy 1,200 new buses; Chennai to get 100 small buses

The Chief Minister told the Assembly that the total cost of the 1,200 buses was Rs. 253.80 crore. »
The city has 165 Indane distributors who supply around 60,000 refills to 4.5 lakh consumers every day. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Shortage of LPG cylinders hits city’s Indane consumers

Delay in arrival of new gas cylinders and pulling out of old Indane ones by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), for statutory tests, has resulted in a shortfall in the city.Thousands of... »
A leopard in Mudumalai, Tamil Nadu. Photo: Jomish Mohan Madras 375

Tales from leopard country

“Those who have never seen a leopard under favourable conditions in his natural surroundings can have no conception of the grace of movement, and beauty of colouring, of this the most graceful a... »
An auto driver since 1984, Mr. Sambasivam’s tryst with music started much earlier. Photo: R. Ragu

When every journey is a musical one

Fifty-eight-year-old auto driver sweetens difficult rides on city roads by belting out old classics »
Madras 375

Animal planet in Chennai

With Madras Corporation taking charge by 1866, the Madras Zoo as it was called, became the country’s first public zoo to be formed. »
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CHENNAI, July 31, 2014

Cool weather to last till Friday

A thick cloud cover over the city and peripheral areas may translate into light rains and Chennai will continue to experience cooler than normal weather till Friday. An upper air circulatio... »
The work remaining on the bridge will be carried out only after the Corporation devises a plan to reduce inconvenience to motorists. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, July 31, 2014

Kodambakkam bridge opens, finally

Two-way traffic flow was restored on Kodambakkam bridge on Wednesday, after nearly two months. Motorists had some respite from traffic congestion, as a result. However, the Chennai C... »
CHENNAI, July 30, 2014

Boycott defence conference: Vaiko

Vaiko, general secretary of the MDMK, an ally of the BJP, on Tuesday urged the Centre not to participate in the defence conference to be hosted by Sri Lanka in August. In a statement, Mr. V... »
CHENNAI, July 30, 2014

Corporation schools turn offices

Buildings that housed school classrooms are gradually turning into office spaces for the Chennai Corporation and government agencies. Yet another school building is all set to fall a prey to the Co... »
Purasawalkam High Road developed into a shopping hub only after the 80s, when trading communities began set up businesses there. A scene from October 1994. Photo: The Hindu Archives
CHENNAI, July 30, 2014
Madras 375

Purasawalkam: From old town to shopping hub

Vellala Street off Purasawalkam High Road mirrors the metamorphosis that the once quaint neighbourhood has undergone over the past three decades. Remnants of old houses on the street tel... »
Gopi, who runs a tea shop, thinks awareness of the benefits of green tea is increasing. Photo: R. Ravindran
CHENNAI, July 30, 2014

Nothing a cuppa green can’t heal

A line of share autos effectively obscures an innocuous blue bunk shop on the margins of the road opposite Nungambakkam railway station. Approach the shop and you will see S.M. Gopi turning... »
CHENNAI, July 30, 2014

Tangedco identifies low-voltage pockets

The unbearable dog days may be over, but some areas of Chennai are still witnessing power cuts and low-voltage conditions.Roy Rozario, a resident of Pattabhiram, said though the frequency o... »
CHENNAI, July 29, 2014

1.22 lakh seats fall vacant at the end of counselling in Chennai

At the end of engineering counselling on Monday, as many as 1,22,996 seats fell vacant. While Anna University’s constituent colleges have around 1,083 vacancies, there are 10 vacancies in g... »
A resident looks at the spot where the fire broke out on Sunday. Photo: V. Ganesan
CHENNAI, July 29, 2014

Dark days ahead for fire-hit complex

Darkness enveloped the homes at Block A of the Tower Block Apartments on MTH Road in Villivakkam on Monday. Barely 24 hours after a fire triggered panic among the occupants of the 62-apartm... »
Work is on to repair the link canal bringing water to Chembarambakkam reservoir. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, July 29, 2014

Krishna water to arrive in August

After a month without Krishna water, Chennai will once again receive regular supply by early August when Andhra Pradesh will resume the release of water. The State had recently written to t... »

Breaking bread, bringing down walls

Royapuram: Wheel of time takes the sea away

Change in suburban train timings announced

Triplicane: Confluence of cultural riches

Building fire throws light on lack of safety protocol

CEG alumni take a walk down memory lane

Anna Nagar: A locality a fair wrought

The stars descend for alumni meet

CHENNAI, July 31, 2014

Railway job racket busted

The police busted a job racket gang that cheated nearly 100 men of over Rs. 3 crore by promising them jobs in the Railways.The fraudsters conducted medical tests, took the victims on railwa... »
CHENNAI, July 30, 2014

Survey of manual scavengers begins in urban areas

: Tamil Nadu has started its survey of manual scavengers in urban areas as mandated by the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Act, 2013. The survey, whic... »
CHENNAI, July 30, 2014

Civil services exam row takes linguistic colour in Chennai

The controversy over the pattern of the civil service preliminary examination, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), seems to be turning into a row between Hindi-speaking and non... »
A. Sathyanarayanan says he started selling kites at the age of 15. Photo: V. Ganesan
July 30, 2014
DISAPPEARING TRADES

‘Ban sounded death knell for art of kite flying’

“My son will never know the thrill of flying a kite... the rush of the wind and watching the kite dancing in the skies,” says 40-year-old kite seller and maker A. Sathyanarayanan.He is one o... »
Tambaram Sanatorium hospital was opened in 1928. This photograph was taken in 1936. Photo: The Hindu Archives
CHENNAI, July 30, 2014
Madras 375

Tambaram: A suburb older than Madras itself

It is a little-known fact that the southern suburb of Tambaram is older than Madras itself. A few centuries before East India Company acquired a small patch of land, now known as Chennai... »
The Supreme Court, in 2012, banned the use of sun-control films in four-wheelers to curb crime. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan
CHENNAI, July 30, 2014

It’s a no for cloth screens on car windows

Following the ban on sun-control films, many car owners, especially tourist cab operators, have started using cloth screens for some respite from the heat. However, senior traffic police of... »
A view of the Bisale forests in Sakaleshpur taluk in Karnataka Photo: Prakash Hassan
Hassan, July 29, 2014

Missing Chennai techie traced

The Hassan police on Tuesday traced the Chennai-based techie who had gone missing in the Bisale forest on Monday. Police said he has contacted his father. Srikant Balaji, an Infosys empl... »
CHENNAI, July 29, 2014

PG medical students, house-surgeons go on strike seeking more stipends in Chennai

Service in government hospitals were affected as hundreds of postgraduate medical students and house-surgeons across the State launched an indefinite strike on Monday demanding a hike in their sti... »
July 29, 2014
on the move

Smoking commuters the bane of public transport

Recently, the Charminar Express from Chennai to Hyderabad was held up for over an hour after smoke was noticed emerging from one of the AC compartments. Fire and rescue teams rushed in, along with... »
S. Esther Shanthi, S. Praveena and P.N. Shanthi have taken their work as a challenge to break the male-dominated space. Photo: K. Pichumani
July 29, 2014

Facing their fears to build a new life

Some people passing by this place on New Avadi Road, Anna Nagar, may cringe or hurry along. But three women, undaunted by the eerie silence, mild stench, and smoke that shrouds the area, spend lon... »

Chintadripet: Weaving its way through the ages

Techie from Chennai goes missing in Bisale forest

Stem cell banking gets a star nod

Up and About: Shutterbugs in Chennai flock together to walk

Festivity-filled month a boon for traders

Fading echoes of a diverse past at St. Thomas Mount

17-year-old killed in bike accident

Campaign to focus on cough hygiene

The Hindu presents the all-new Young World

Animal planet in Chennai
With Madras Corporation taking charge by 1866, the Madras Zoo as it was called, became the country’s first public zoo to be formed.

Purasawalkam: From old town to shopping hub
Vellala Street off Purasawalkam High Road mirrors the metamorphosis that the once quaint neighbourhood has undergone over the past three decades.

Tambaram: A suburb older than Madras itself
It is a little-known fact that the southern suburb of Tambaram is older than Madras itself.
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