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Dexterity: The men are trained in obstacle courses, running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping and rolling.
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Dexterity: The men are trained in obstacle courses, running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping and rolling.

Mastering the moves, French style

CISF personnel are learning parkour – a training technique »
Much-needed move: The Corporation will have to set up non-biodegradable waste collection centres at 200 locations in the city. Photo: M. Srinath

Dumping plastic waste may attract Rs. 25,000 fine

The draft of the Tamil Nadu Non-Biodegradable Waste Materials Bill has taken shape. »
A section of lawyers during a protest against Maharashtra government's ban on cow slaughter, at Madras High Court campus in Chennai on Friday. Photo: V. Ganesan

Lawyers distribute beef on Madras High Court campus 

A section of lawyers of the Madras High Court, on Friday afternoon, distributed beef dishes on court campus in protest against the recent ban on selling and possession of cow's meat by the Maharas... »
Kishore had won the national award for editing for his work in 'Aadukalam'. (File Photo)

Award-winning film editor Kishore Te dies

National award-winning film editor Kishore Te, who had worked in films such as Eeram, Aadukalam and Paradesi, was declared brain dead at a hospital in Vadapalani on Friday. H... »

16-year-old boy’s organs harvested

The organs of a 16-year-old boy, who was declared brain dead, were harvested at Global Hospitals on Friday.According to Joy Varghese, consultant hepatologist at the hospital, the boy was on... »
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Fif Fernandes and Hamish Boyd with the participants of the laughter session—Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, March 7, 2015

The healing touch, in a lighter vein

As the saying goes, laughter is the best medicine, but it may not be the most natural option for those in pain.  But, when Fif Fernandes and Hamish Boyd put their clown noses on, those in agony for... »
CHENNAI, March 7, 2015

Schoolboy run over by MTC bus

A 12-year-old boy, on his way to school, came under the wheels of a speeding MTC bus on a flyover in Perambur on Friday afternoon.The child died on the spot. The accident took place around 1... »
CHENNAI, March 7, 2015

Plea to quash Arasu cable tender

The Madras High Court on Friday ordered notice of admission on a writ petition by a broadcasters’ association for quashing a tender of February 9 issued by the Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation... »
CHENNAI, March 7, 2015

Elangovan wants Minister removed

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president E.V.K.S. Elangovan on Friday demanded that ‘Agri’ S.S. Krishnamoorthy should be removed from the post of Agriculture Minister till an enquiry into the suicid... »
CHENNAI, March 7, 2015

Ramadoss urges govt. to operate new buses

PMK leader S. Ramadoss on Friday urged the State government to operate all the 250 buses acquired for the eight divisions of the state transport corporations.In a statement here, he said tho... »
CHENNAI, March 7, 2015

Charge sheet filed against Arun Selvaraj, Thameem Ansari

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed charge sheet against four persons, including suspected ISI agents Arun Selvaraj and Thameem Ansari, in the Poonamalee special court for bomb... »
CHENNAI, March 7, 2015

Documentary on Gudiyam caves makes it to Cannes

Few know of Gudiyam’s prehistoric caves and not many visiting it treat the site with the respect it deserves.Tourists often leave behind a trail of garbage and broken liquor bottles, not to... »
CHENNAI, March 7, 2015

Cement price touches Rs. 400 a bag

The price of cement in Chennai has touched a new high of Rs. 400 for a bag weighing 50 kg.Stockists say once increased freight rate for coal and hike in excise duty on cement announced in th... »
Residents at the public hearing conducted by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) on the proposed expansion of the North Chennai Thermal Power Station at Vallur near Chennai.— Photo: M. Moorthy
CHENNAI, March 7, 2015

Residents vehemently oppose setting up NCTPS III stage

Residents of several villages, fishermen of north Chennai and environmentalists vehemently opposed the setting up of Stage III in the North Chennai Thermal Power Station (NCTPS) at a public hearing... »
latest addition:The calf is the ninth to be born to 12-year-old Indian Gaur, Geetha. The number of Gaurs has now increased to 17, including eight females —Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, March 7, 2015

Captive-bred Gaur gives birth to calf

Captive breeding of Indian Gaur has got yet another shot in the arm with the birth of a male calf at Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Vandalur recently.The calf is the ninth to be born to 12-... »

Hotel room rates slip

Watch out for this auto if India wins WC

MoU inked

Here’s a play for the exam season

Captive-bred Gaur gives birth to calf at city zoo

HC committee bemoans lack of data on bus travel

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Chronicling a glorious heritage

CHENNAI, March 7, 2015

Trains cancelled

The following trains between Chennai Beach and Tambaram have been cancelled on Saturdays and Sundays, till May 10: 12.43 p.m., 12.56 p.m., 1.22 p.m., 1.35 p.m., 2.01 p.m., 2.23 p.m., 2.32 p.m., 3.0... »
CHENNAI:  , March 7, 2015

Centre can’t forward names for judge posts: petition

Judicial activism cannot encroach on other limbs of democracy. It is itself counter-productive to the doctrine of separation of powers among the executive, legislature and the judiciary, the Madras... »
CHENNAI, March 7, 2015

Court acquits bank Assistant Manager

The Madras High Court acquitted the then Assistant Manager of a nationalised bank here who was sentenced to undergo one year imprisonment each in two cases.The CBI case against N. Sridhar wa... »
Director of Public Health and Preventive Medicine K.Kolandaswamy demonstrates hand-washing technique at a meeting on prevention and control of H1N1 influenza in Coimbatore on Friday.— Photo: K. Ananthan
CHENNAI, March 7, 2015

One more H1N1 death in Coimbatore

Clustering of H1N1 influenza (swine flu) patients has led the Health Department to give additional focus to Coimbatore and its surrounding areas.On Friday, the Health Minister, Health Secret... »
CHENNAI, March 7, 2015

Pulses stock in ration shops dwindling

Ration cardholders may not get urad dal and yellow lentil (a substitute for toor dal ) from fair price shops this month as the stock of the two pulses is d... »
CHENNAI, March 7, 2015

Unpaid scholarships put students in tight spot

Uncertainty prevails over the fate of six lakh SC/ST/BC students across Tamil Nadu whose tuition fee has not been paid yet by the government. Unless the payment is made in a fast track mode, they w... »
CHENNAI, March 7, 2015

Medha Patkar briefed on INO Project

In an attempt to allay the apprehensions raised by activist Medha Patkar over the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO), which is coming up in Theni district in Tamil Nadu, senior scientists of Ta... »
CHENNAI, March 7, 2015

Cab driver held for lifting cars

He stole only Tata Indicas parked in front of houses which enable him to enrol in various cab services across the city. His success ran out during a trip on Thursday. Avadi police nabbed 27-year-ol... »
CHENNAI, March 7, 2015

‘Vaccination crucial to prevent cervical cancer’

The number of people dying of cervical cancer in the world is now more than ever before, and health agencies should advise adolescent boys and girls to go in for proper vaccination to prevent them... »
Despite efforts at cleaning, waterways such as Buckingham Canal are perpetually clogged and polluted due to floating garbage and sewage — Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, March 6, 2015
Friends of Chennai

The clogged waterways of Chennai

Several waterways that pass through the city once served as a primary mode of transportation. They have now turned into dumping yards and carriers of sewage.Many major waterways have... »

Cement price touches Rs. 400 a bag

Rare surgery performed on 50-year-old

Cheran launches C2H with his movie’s release

‘Vaccination is crucial to preventing cervical cancer’

Concrete roads to be laid in phases

Cab driver held for lifting cars

“Same syllabus stunts students’ growth’’

Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas in Sembium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Monday: Periyar Nagar, Sathyavani Muthu Nagar, Kakkanji Nagar, Karunanidhi Salai... »

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