While some arterial roads are well-maintained, stretches on the Madhavaram Bazar Road and Andarkuppam Road are in a terrible condition. Photo: Jothi Ramalingam
While some arterial roads are well-maintained, stretches on the Madhavaram Bazar Road and Andarkuppam Road are in a terrible condition. Photo: Jothi Ramalingam

The jury’s out on Highway roads

While some of the prominent stretches maintained by the Highways department are in good shape, many others face familiar problems such as water-logging and lack of width »
Timely service:The lungs were transported from the hospital to the airport in just 12 minutes —Photo: Special Arrangement

Patient in Chennai gets lungs from Visakhapatnam

In less than 20 minutes, a pair of lungs was rushed from Chennai airport, where the organs landed at 4.10 p.m., to Global Hospitals, where a patient was waiting in the operation theatre – via a gre... »
Residents have given up a number of practices to mark Lent. A scene from Palm Sunday celebrations —Photo: G. Sribharath

Of sacrifices and celebration

Owing to a bout of illness a few months ago, former Corporation Councillor Mangal Raj has kept away from attending public functions. But, he is certainly looking forward to the organ, eye, blood an... »
Cathedral Road is one of the stretches which may get a makeover— Photo: M. Karunakaran

40 bus routes to get priority makeover

These are likely to be frequented by delegates to the Global Investors’ Meet »

A taxi driver’s life-saving act

It is an act of true heroism to prioritise the safety of those dependent on you, especially at a time of acute personal distress. By this marker, D. Balachandran is as heroic as they come.Ba... »
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CHENNAI, March 31, 2015

A taxi driver’s life-saving act

It is an act of true heroism to prioritise the safety of those dependent on you, especially at a time of acute personal distress. By this marker, D. Balachandran is as heroic as they come.Ba... »
CHENNAI, March 31, 2015

‘Schools need to rethink grading mechanisms’

Pointing out the need for a change in the education structure in schools, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, former governor of West Bengal, said that traditional schools need to rethink their grading systems. “... »
CHENNAI, March 31, 2015

Unions refuse ‘new pension scheme’

During the fourth round of talks with officials of the transport department, representatives of trade unions vehemently opposed the implementation of the ‘new pension scheme’ for staff who joined b... »
CHENNAI, March 31, 2015

Residents fear encroachment

Residents of Andal Avenue in Velachery fear landsharks are waiting to grab vacant land designated as Open Space Reservation in their area. The residents complained that officials of the Corporation... »
The 1.2-m tall structures are expected to reduce impact in case of accidents —Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, March 31, 2015

Crash barriers come up on Wall Tax Road

Work to construct 1.2-m-tall crash barriers in place of the medians on Wall Tax Road from Chennai Central to Basin Bridge has been completed. These barriers will help reduce the impact in case of a... »
CHENNAI, March 31, 2015

Education, the musical way

Looking for something different for your child this summer? The Hindu Young World and Rhapsody have just the thing – teaching science, mathematics, arts and languages through m... »
CHENNAI, March 31, 2015

IMA issues guidelines on use of painkillers

The Indian Medical Association has issued a set of guidelines on prescription and use of painkillers and non-steroidal drugs.The association said the guidelines were an attempt at clearing c... »
CHENNAI, March 31, 2015

Sand quarrying being done manually: Collector

The Vellore District Collector has submitted before the Madras High Court that sand quarrying is being done in Palar in Vannivedu village manually. No machinery was involved in mining sand. So far,... »
CHENNAI, March 31, 2015

‘Government official no exception to court order’

The Madras High Court has observed that if court orders are not complied with by government officials, it would be a threat to the rule of law, which is the foundation of governance.This nee... »
Le Yucheng, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China. —Photo: R. Ravindran
CHENNAI, March 31, 2015

China planning to set up Consulate General in Chennai

A substantial Chinese participation is expected at the forthcoming Global Investor Meet to be held in Chennai in May this year. Not just that, China has also proposed to establish a Consulate Gener... »

Row over unused funds

Panel orders crackdown on illegal hoardings

‘Big-hero salaries have gone through the roof’

Teachers expect large number of centums

60 years of exemplary service

Suburban train schedule modified for Temple festival

When temperature soars, drink up and stay cool

A centum spree again?

CHENNAI, March 31, 2015

Complaint against online release of songs

Producers of the upcoming Tamil film Savale Samali have lodged a police complaint after the film’s songs that were scheduled for release on Thursday were leaked on the internet... »
New lease of life:Water hyacinth and over 1.48 lakh cubic metre of silt have been removed from the lake bed —Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, March 31, 2015

Madhavaram lake revival project picks up pace

The Water Resources Department (WRD) is carrying out work to remove water hyacinth and silt that has been deposited for several decades in the Madhavaram lake, which is popularly known as Retteri l... »
CHENNAI, March 31, 2015

Man falls to death

A youth fell to death from the second floor of his rented house in T. Nagar on Sunday night.Mambalam police said Manoj Pratap (25) of Uttar Pradesh and living on Rangan Street in T. Nagar us... »
CHENNAI, March 31, 2015

Another glass panel crashes at airport

One more glass panel crashed at the Chennai airport on Saturday night, the latest in a series of infrastructural accidents at the facility.Around 11 p.m., a glass panel measuring 12X4 fell n... »
CHENNAI, March 31, 2015

Protest over denial of old age pension

 Members of the All India Democratic Women’s Association and several senior citizens staged a demonstration near the Taluk Office in Tambaram on Monday, protesting the alleged denial of old age pen... »
CHENNAI, March 31, 2015

3 held for murder

Three months after a man from Malaysia was found dead near Yercaud , the CB-CID of the State police has arrested three persons for allegedly killing him over financial transactions.The Neela... »
CHENNAI, March 31, 2015

HC seeks report on vacancies of anganwadi workers

The Madras High Court on Monday directed the Puducherry government to submit by June 12 a status report on the existing vacancies for the posts of anganwadi workers and assistants in the Union Terr... »
CHENNAI, March 31, 2015

Plea to implement law against manual scavenging

The Madras High Court on Monday directed the Central and State governments and other agencies concerned to file an affidavit by four weeks to a writ petition seeking the implementation of all the p... »
CHENNAI, March 31, 2015

State, Centre solatium

Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Monday announced a solatium of Rs. 5 lakh each to the families of five workers who were killed in a building collapse at the Central University in Tiruvarur. Anno... »
CHENNAI, March 31, 2015

“Coca-Cola hasn’t applied for clearance”

Coca-Cola Company has not applied for clearance from the State government to set up a plant at Perundurai in Erode district, Environment Minister Thoppu N.D. Venkatachalam informed the Assembly on... »

AIADMK defends stand on land Bill

Actor Vikram speaks out against stigma

A website to guide medical graduates on the A-Z of surgery

Highway Research Station signs MoU

3-month-old wild dogs on display at zoo

Lungs sent to Chennai for cadaver transplantation

Towards a breath of fresh air at Corporation schools