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Governor K. Rosaiah chairs a meeting of the State-level anti-ragging cell on Tuesday. Higher Education Minister P. Palaniappan, DGP K. Ramanujam, Chief Secretary Mohan Verghese Chunkath and senior officials of the Higher Education and Home Departments participated. Photo: R. Ravindran
The Hindu Governor K. Rosaiah chairs a meeting of the State-level anti-ragging cell on Tuesday. Higher Education Minister P. Palaniappan, DGP K. Ramanujam, Chief Secretary Mohan Verghese Chunkath and senior officials of the Higher Education and Home Departments participated. Photo: R. Ravindran

Governor seeks action taken report on ragging complaints in Chennai

Mr. Rosaiah said Bharathiar University, Periyar University and the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University had not conducted even one meeting of the anti-ragging committee till date. »
MTC officials said efforts to get roads repaired had been in vain — Photo: M. PRABHU

Bad roads derail buses

Small bus services affected in Avadi; low chassis makes buses vulnerable, say officials »
In the songs of 'Kadhalikka Neramillai', director V. Sridhar attempted to depict Madras as a progressive place: where couples sang duets on the Marina Madras 375

Madras by day, by night and by song

One of the first film songs on Madras city portrayed it as a city of vices. Many themes have emerged since, showing on screen the varied hues of the city, the latest being ‘The Madras Song’ »

Parking woes hit MRTS commuters in Velachery

The Velachery MRTS station receives commuters in droves every day but many of them find it difficult to park their vehicles as there is a parking yard on only one side of the facility. Comm... »
Unable to manage mounting expenditures and competition, many saree hawkers have taken up other jobs now — Photo: M. Vedhan DISAPPEARING TRADES

Saree shopping at your doorstep, no more

The 80s and 90s were the golden times, and the instalment system was the secret behind their success »

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Actor Vijay. File photo
CHENNAI, August 20, 2014

Kaththi, Puli Paarvai in trouble

Upping the ante against two Tamil movies with a Sri Lankan connection in the offing, 65 organisations with Tamil nationalist sympathies, including parties such as the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katch... »
CHENNAI, August 20, 2014

Drop changes in Goondas Act: CPI(M)

The CPI(M) on Tuesday urged the Tamil Nadu government to give up the amendments that will allow detention of suspects for a year even when only a single offence has been committed. A reso... »
Chennai, August 20, 2014

Retail investors switch to small savings again?

Are small-savings schemes regaining the support of retail investors in Tamil Nadu?Though the negative trend in total net collections of small-savings schemes continues, it is on the decline. »
CHENNAI, August 20, 2014

Stage set for Jayalalithaa’s re-election

The stage is set for the unanimous re-election of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa for yet another term as AIADMK general secretary, with the party announcing the schedule for the election. Nomi... »
CHENNAI, August 20, 2014

CMRL plans multi-level parking facilities at a few stations

Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has planned to create multi-level parking lots at a few stations.Initially, the stations will have only surface-level parking facilities on the elevated st... »
CHENNAI, August 19, 2014

Resonating with the spirit of the metropolis

It is only fitting that the ‘Madras Song’ presented by the Murugappa group, in association with The Hindu, to celebrate the 375th year of the city, was launched at Vivanta by Taj – Con... »
August 19, 2014
On the move

For some suburban rail users, delays can last hours

The western corridor on the city’s suburban train network sees almost as many commuters as the southern route. However, commuters on this sector are not able to access the same seamless service as... »
Filmmaker Vasanthabalan’s musical ‘Kaaviya Thalaivan’ will explore theatre and theatre actors of the early 20th century
CHENNAI, August 19, 2014

A peek into the world of yesteryear Tamil theatre

At a time when Tamil films such as ‘Jigarthanda’ and ‘Kathai Thiraikadhai Vasanam Iyakkam’ are turning the spotlight on the process of filmmaking itself, filmmaker Vasanthabalan’s ‘Kaaviya Thalaiv... »
CHENNAI, August 18, 2014

Kolapakkam residents lock horns with local bodies over use of public land

Village panchayats of the city’s southern suburbs face stiff opposition from residents for changing the use of Open Space Reserve land. In recent times, at least a couple of residents’ welfare asso... »
CHENNAI, August 18, 2014

Corporation considers 50% cut in workforce

Chennai Corporation is considering a proposal to reduce its workforce by 50 per cent. The civic body has constituted a committee to recommend measures on reduction of workforce in all departments.... »

Yesteryear film darling makes comeback on TV

Harassment victim’s family awarded more compensation

Towards learning at your own pace

Health hub: Return of the family physician

Dairy addiction is no monkey business

Blog, tweet to clean up Chennai

High Court orders IRC to inspect Chennai-Bangalore NH

Chennai on alert for I-Day

S. Ramadoss
CHENNAI, August 20, 2014

Jolt to NDA as PMK wants to lead front for Assembly polls

The BJP’s hopes of retaining the National Democratic Alliance for the 2016 Assembly elections suffered a jolt on Tuesday, as PMK founder S. Ramadoss, a key BJP ally in the Lok Sabha polls, declare... »
CHENNAI, August 20, 2014

ED attaches assets of doctor involved in kidney racket in Chennai

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday attached two immovable assets, worth Rs. 3 crore, of a Salem-based nephrologist allegedly involved in a kidney racket, under the Prevention of Money Lau... »
CHENNAI, August 20, 2014

Call to fill 94 teacher posts allotted for visually challenged in Chennai

College students and graduates association of the blind have urged the government to immediately fill the 94 backlog vacancies for the post of teachers notified for the academic year of 2012-13. »
CHENNAI, August 20, 2014

Madras High Court sets aside disbanding of village workers’ post

In a blow to the AIADMK government, the Madras High Court on Tuesday directed it to consider creating posts in the name of Makkal Nala Paniyalargal (village-level workers) or in any other name to... »
CHENNAI, August 20, 2014

More mothers in city seek help with breastfeeding

World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated every year between August 1 and 7, promotes breastfeeding and creates awareness of its numerous benefits. But what happens when a new mother is unable t... »
A view of the Ambattur lake. Photo: M. Vedhan
CHENNAI, August 19, 2014

Waterbodies may turn eco-tourist spots

The ailing waterbodies in city suburbs will soon get a fresh lease of life as the Water Resources Department (WRD) is studying the possibility of developing them into eco-tourism spots. »
While police claim the barriers have helped reduce accidents, motorists say they often fall, and cannot be seen in the dark -- Photo: M. Karunakaran
CHENNAI, August 19, 2014

When barricades become barriers

Anyone who has driven down ECR or OMR recently will be familiar with the yellow barricades placed there to slow traffic. While the traffic police say these barricades have reduced the number of ac... »
Foxconn workers staging demonstration in support of their demands at Kancheepuram. A file photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
New Delhi, August 18, 2014

SC upholds order of HC on secret ballot to prove majority in trade union

The Supreme Court has declined to interfere with an order of the Madras High Court holding that the majority support in a trade union, when there are more than one union, can be decided only by se... »
CHENNAI/ COIMBATORE, August 18, 2014

Chennai techie’s liver airlifted to save a life in Coimbatore

In a rare instance of acute emergency quickly responded to by multiple agencies — wherein an organ was flown out of Chennai to a district — the liver of a 27-year-old man declared brain-dead foll... »
Madras Heritage Motoring Club’s rally will be held at Don Bosco School, Egmore — Photo: R. Ragu
August 18, 2014

A day in the sun for vintage beauties

Visitors entering the portico of a prominent city hotel on Sunday morning were treated to a display of vintage and classic cars. The sight of the cars, gleaming in the sun, at Vivanta by Taj Connem... »

Infant dies in accident

Paralysed leopard from Valparai brought to city zoo

Civic innovation takes a bow

Health hub: A sustained drive against encephalitis

Yet another battle royale at Landmark Quiz

Martyred officer from Tambaram gets Ashok Chakra

The Good Road director wins southern accolade

A model displays a bridal couture collection of Anita Dongre.

It’s show time again

It’s that time of the year again when clothes take the centre stage. Flashbulbs, glitter, glitterati, all in the right mix make up the Lakme Fashion Week franchise and this year too it is no diffe... »
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Cuckoo Club Diner The club is located at 92, Harrington Road, Chetpet (next to Costa Coffee). A meal for two is Rs 800. Irani Cafes Driving past »

Madras by day, by night and by song
One of the first film songs on Madras city portrayed it as a city of vices. Many themes have emerged since, showing on screen the varied hues of the city, the latest being ‘The Madras Song’
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The edifice that houses K. Natesa Iyer & Co., an 82-year-old jaggery godown in George Town, is living its last days »

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August 18, 2014 Power supply will be suspended in the following areas from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday: SAF Games Village Area: SAF Games Village, Jainagar al... »

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