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The problem has persisted for several years on Konnur High Road, a six-kilometre-long road that passes through Perambur and Ayanavaram, among other localities, and houses residences as well as commercial establishments and schools. Photo: V. Ganesan

Swimming in sewage

Friends of Chennai, a social initiative, was The Hindu’s gift to the city on its 375th birthday. FoC seeks to serve as a vehicle for residents’ hopes and concerns about the city. Today, we take a look... »
A snapshot of the FIR against Bhagat Singh.

Voices against death penalty, from 1931

The city vociferously protested the hanging of Bhagat Singh and his comrades »

‘Yet another case for doing away with Section 377’

Section 377 is back in the news. This time, reports say, a techie in Bangalore has been arrested under this section (read with section 420, IPC), after his wife lodged a complaint. She provided ev... »
A large posse of police personnel was deployed in the Tambaram market area on Thursday following group clashes the previous night. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy

Thevar Jayanthi turns violent in Tambaram

The tension in the air near the busy Shanmugam Road in Tambaram was palpable on Thursday. M.R.M Street junction nearby resembled a fortress, with over 400 policemen deployed after Wednesday... »

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CHENNAI, November 1, 2014

State backs Nokia’s plan

The State government backs Nokia’s proposal that the Centre unfreeze the Sriperumpudur property for its sale. As per the proposal, the proceeds will be deposited in an escrow account. As th... »
An empty staff bus moves into the Nokia plant in Sriperumbudur. Photo: M. Moorthy
CHENNAI, November 1, 2014

Lost call, total disconnect

P. Rajesh, 29, was waiting for his turn to sign a register agreeing for the final settlement in a meeting hall five km from the Nokia factory at Sriperumbudur. After six years of work at the Finni... »
Chennai, October 31, 2014

Change in train timing

Train No.16723 Chennai Egmore – Thiruvananthapuram Ananthapuri Express scheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 7.35 p.m. on October 31 has been rescheduled to leave Chennai Egmore at 6 a.m. on Novemb... »
Actor Vijay. File Photo
CHENNAI, October 29, 2014

Vijay celebrates success of 'Kaththi'

A week after the release of Kaththi, actor Vijay celebrated the success of his film with members of the press at a five-star hotel in Guindy.At a time when the actor’s films are cons... »
CHENNAI, October 29, 2014

Man drowns in army facility in Chennai

A 48-year-old man drowned when he fell into an artificial lake near Island Grounds, Anna Salai, on Tuesday morning. He was fixing a platform fitted on the lake and was not wearing basic safety gea... »
The tank in Arputham Nagar in West Tambaram is among the many that have been restored — Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, October 29, 2014

Desilted tanks, rainwater harvesting save Chennai's suburbs

The northeast monsoon has just begun, but quite a few tanks in the suburbs of the city are already full. Rainwater harvesting measures around some of the temple tanks in Tambaram Municipality seem... »
CHENNAI, October 28, 2014

Course launched for dealing with the deep sea

The Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical and Engineering Training (CIFNET), Chennai Unit, on Monday launched a new course for fishermen in the State that will help them find ways to improve thei... »
MADURAI, October 28, 2014

Mosquito density will go up in November: experts

Tamil Nadu is now bracing for the full impact of monsoon rain, which causes a slew of vector-borne diseases. Residents of areas that receive rain must be on the alert as within ten days, th... »
CHENNAI, October 28, 2014

ISL: A different ball game

In a city where the world of sport begins and ends with either cricket or tennis, the buzz around football with the Indian Super League (ISL) matches is a refreshing trend. However, history... »
CHENNAI, October 28, 2014

Alignment fixed for elevated corridor in Chennai

A long-pending proposal for a 5.18-km-long elevated corridor on Poonamallee High Road has now been given a fresh lease of life. The highways department has fixed the alignment of the 4-lane corrid... »

Disabled struggle sans e-booking

Dialysis unit in Chennai gets six more machines

On the trail of the SMS Emden

Chennai students’ copter to aid rescue efforts

Steps to keep power cuts to minimum

Property tax in Chennai may go up

Sarathkumar hits out at controversy over Kaththi

Flight transports life-saving drug from Ahmedabad

Kicked about their goal

Of lifestyle choices and stronger bones

CHENNAI, November 1, 2014

Data show labour unrest is not the problem

As Nokia officially winds down operations, murmurs in the Sriperumbudur industrial belt indicate that trade unionism has become a major concern. Though Nokia’ downfall has little to do with... »
CHENNAI, October 31, 2014

Countdown begins for Nokia

With just 24 hours to go, the countdown has begun for the closure of the Nokia unit at Sriperambudur. But the fate of the remaining 851 employees still remains a question. With the Damocl... »
CHENNAI, October 30, 2014

TMMK-Thevar Peravai men clash; 7 injured

At least seven people were reportedly injured in a group clash that erupted at Tambaram market area a little before midnight on Wednesday. Police sources said the clash was a result of previo... »
CHENNAI, October 29, 2014

It’s all about the pin code

It is believed that ‘Vaastu Shastra’ plays a vital role when it comes to buying a house. But for Chennai’s billionaires, ‘Vaastu’ apart, tailored luxury addresses and pin codes are what matter mos... »
CHENNAI, October 29, 2014

Gang attacks college student in Chennai

A college student was chased and attacked with knives by a six-member gang on New Avadi Road in Villivakkam on Tuesday morning. The victim has been admitted to a hospital and is known to be... »
CHENNAI, October 28, 2014

SRM University gets record number of placements

It is the season of placements and everyone is watching out for the companies hiring the most number of students and offering the maximum compensation. This year, SRM University,... »
CHENNAI, October 28, 2014

Haj-returnee tested for Corona virus, discharged

A 65-year-old Haj pilgrim, who showed symptoms of a respiratory infection, was taken to Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (GH) on Monday afternoon, as a precaution against MERS-CoV or the Mi... »
CHENNAI, October 28, 2014

Bodies of blast victims arrive from Ethiopia

The bodies of five workers from Tamil Nadu who died on Friday in a boiler blast at a sugar mill in Ethiopia were brought to Chennai airport on Monday. The relatives of the workers — Muthu K... »
CHENNAI, October 28, 2014

Kasimedu hails 'vaala meen' season

It’s that time of the year when the Kasimedu folks utilise every inch of space to dry vaala meen, the season’s flavour. With the northeast monsoon in full swing, those who venture int... »
The centre's facilities will help residents avoid the unnecessary sinking of deeper bore wells to find water - Photo:M.Karunakaran
CHENNAI, October 28, 2014

Digging wells, the solid scientific way

Wondering which spot to dig for groundwater or what is the quality of water in the land you own? Are you still thinking of folks walking around with those peculiar ‘Y’-shaped twigs? It’s not quite... »

A Rs. 60,000 tribute to Vijay

A celebration of young and upcoming musical talent

When construction science saved a temple

DMRC no more a consultant for Chennai Metro

Three teenagers drown at Marina beach

Ex-CEC Gopalaswami new chairman of Kalakshetra Foundation

5 held for attacks on cinemas in Chennai

Vandals attack cinema halls in Chennai over Kaththi release

Improve agricultural productivity, urges C. Rangarajan

A helping hand via a healthy diet

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