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An adult male sperm whale stranded at Uyali Kuppam near Kalpakkam on Sunday. Photo: M. Karunakaran
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An adult male sperm whale stranded at Uyali Kuppam near Kalpakkam on Sunday. Photo: M. Karunakaran

Sperm whale washed ashore

Third whale to be found dead in 2 days »
Kamal Haasan and Ramesh Arvind on the sets of 'Uttama Villain'.

Music that takes you far, far away from Tamil cinema

Baradwaj Rangan spends an afternoon listening to composer Ghibran’s work in Uttama Villain , and comes away soaking in the element of fantasy in the sound »
beyond the textbook:ABL aims at going beyond rote learning and engaging the child’s creativity—Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Has activity learning helped? UNICEF to find out

Long-term, continuous assessment to look at how ABL has helped students across the State »

I want to remain Balachander’s best disciple: Kamal

My career would have certainly taken a different course had my mentor K. Balachander not spotted me, said actor Kamal Haasan on Sunday.

At the audio launch of Uttama Vill... »

Anna Nagar West’s postal office shifted to new premises, after years of waiting—Photo: K. Pichumani

No space for new post offices in city

Department hit by funds shortage, unable develop its land in prime areas »
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Students will be mentored by experts on environment and development to write research articles —Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, March 2, 2015

Scholar project turns students towards nature

That students should learn to protect biodiversity to ensure clean environment for future generations was the message that came out loud and clear at the launch of the Fledge School Scholar Program... »
A student of Auroville performs at the inauguration of the festival on Sunday —Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, March 2, 2015

Auroville fest begins

Through the month of March, members of the international community of Auroville will spend time in Chennai, to help people here understand their culture through the ‘Auroville festival’, which bega... »
CHENNAI, March 2, 2015

Petition filed for transfer of chief doctor at Stanley Hospital

A public interest litigation petition has sought direction from the Madras High Court to the State government to suspend or transfer the chief doctor in charge of Stanley Medical College and Hospit... »
March 2, 2015

Chennai today

RELIGION Ramayanam: R. Krishnamurthy, Sri Sankara Gurukulam, 8/20, C.P. Ramaswamy St., Abhiramapuram, 6.45 p.m. Gita: Mitrananda, Chinmaya Vi... »
CHENNAI, March 2, 2015

Bye, bye, Amby

Ambassadors that ran as taxis carrying tourists with majesty has now been cast aside. Its drivers say they have started changing loyalties to sedans since customers cringe to be driven in Ambassado... »
CHENNAI, March 2, 2015

Conman who promised railway tickets held

The Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras at Moore Market Complex ticket booking counters helped Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel identify a 61-year-old conman. He was later arrested.»
March 1, 2015

Health sector disappointed

With no increase in allocation for healthcare, the Union Budget 2015 has been disappointing for many in the sector.“The allocated healthcare budget for this year is about Rs. 33,150 crore. I... »
March 1, 2015

‘A budget of missed opportunities’

Educationists had been hoping for a higher budgetary allocation for school and higher education. After the announcements, however, many feel there is not enough focus on the sector.The alloc... »
March 1, 2015

No mention of MRTS, yet again

With respect to the transport sector, the Union Budget dealt mostly with investments in road and rail. Experts said more allocation in road and rail projects — by permitting tax-free infrast... »
128 Slice CT Scan installed at KG Hospital in Coimbatore on February 10, 2011. Visualisation of medical images of CT Scan in 3 D is Complete and Comprehensive as it combines pathological Anatomy at depth with surface information. Photo:M. Periasamy
March 1, 2015

Service tax hike will hurt most

Your cable TV bill, a hair cut at the saloon, eating out at restaurants, diagnostic tests, visits to amusement parks, ticketed concerts (if the cost of ticket is above Rs. 500) and mobile and telep... »

Boost to renewables, short shrift to forests

Power supply in Pulianthope

Thrust on skilled labour welcomed

Industry welcomes proposal on GST

Thumbs up to gold monetisation

Bio-methanation plant at Athipet yard

Railway helpline ‘138’ operational

The Budget wishlist

honouring a legend:The Great MANdolin concert featured leading musicians who paid homage to Shrinivas on his 46{+t}{+h}birth anniversary—PHOTO: L. SRINIVASAN
CHENNAI, March 2, 2015

Mandolin Shrinivas remembered

Recollecting his first memory of Mandolin U. Shrinivas, renowned music director Ilayaraja recalled a 12-year-old child prodigy who came to his studio with his father, Koti Rajeshwara Rao, to join h... »
CHENNAI, March 2, 2015

Festival promotes inclusion through art

In an attempt to bring in inclusion through art and design for differently-abled persons, heritage centre Dakshina Chitra organised an art and music festival on Sunday.The event, organised b... »
CHENNAI, March 2, 2015

Residents living in suburbs complain of corroded lamp posts

Residents living in some of the city’s suburban pockets that were merged with Chennai Corporation complain that the civic body and Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) were... »
CHENNAI, March 2, 2015

Students, alumni protest felling of tree at MCC

The felling of a casuarina tree and the pruning of a few branches of a ‘kadambu’ tree on the campus of Madras Christian College, Tambaram recently angered students and professors, who even launched... »
CHENNAI, March 2, 2015

No political, religious meets at community halls

The civic body has decided to ban political and religious meetings in its auditoriums. Publicity and sales events will also not be allowed.Following a resolution during the Corporation Counc... »
CHENNAI, March 1, 2015

‘Falling short of expectations’

Stating that the budget has consciously eschewed a “big bang” approach, AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa has said it has fallen short of expectations as the hopes and expectations of Tamil Na... »
Gold coin displayed for sale at an showroom in Kochi on December 31, 2013. File Photo: K. K. Mustafah
March 1, 2015

Retailers seek rationalisation: Smuggling fears resurface

Jewellers in the gold hub of Chennai have given a ‘thumbs up’ to the gold monetisation scheme announced in the Union Budget on Saturday. They are, however, disappointed the government has no... »
March 1, 2015

Minimum impact on differently-abled

Budget 2015 won’t have much of an impact on the common person with disability, say experts. Apart from making some heritage sites accessible, an hike in tax exemption to the tune of Rs. 25,0... »
Solar panel being placed on the roof of Kalyana Katta to harness Solar energy. Photo: V.Ganesan
March 1, 2015

No light ahead for green energy

The Union Budget 2015 has been a disappointment for solar retailers and consumers in the city, as no tax exemptions or reductions have been announced for green energy. Though an ambitious ta... »
Widening network: Nearly 20 lakh people hold various types of savings accounts in the 230 post offices in Chennai and its fringe areas. Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, March 1, 2015

63% post offices ready for core banking in Chennai

Post offices in the city will soon double up as ‘payment banks’.Not only will they accept payments, but also disburse money to beneficiaries of various social welfare schemes, apart from ol... »

63% post offices ready for core banking

‘Falling short of expectations’

Karunanidhi resents absence of IT relief

No desire to become CM again: Karunanidhi

Big boost for start-ups

‘R&D should focus on common man’

Court directive on CCTVs in schools

‘Scrap service tax, spend on infra’

Aruna Sairam.

The drama of sound

Eighteen musicians shared the stage to keep alive the memory of their fond collaborator U. Shrinivas at the Great MANdolin concert presented in association with The Hindu. »
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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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