25 additional counters have been opened up at CMBT. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
The Hindu 25 additional counters have been opened up at CMBT. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

More ticket counters at CMBT for festival bookings

State-run transport corporations, in coordination with the police, have geared up to enable hassle-free travelling for commuters heading home for Deepavali. »

This Deepavali, stay cautious, stay safe

To gear up for a possible spate of cases, Government Kilpauk Hospital, the State’s nodal centre for burn injuries, has set up a special 11-bed ward. »

Travelator at Chennai airport at least a year away

2009 proposal has not found private takers »
Activists had raised concerns of threat to the ecology of the forest land on which the campus stands. Photo: M. Karunakaran

IIT-M permitted to complete work on new hostel buildings

Around 800 students of Indian Institute of Technology–Madras (IIT-M) will soon get regular hostel accommodation. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has permitted the institute to complete... »

Special train to Tiruchi on Monday

In view of Deepavali festival, a special train will be operated on Monday to clear the extra rush of passengers. Train no. 06861 Chennai Egmore-Tiruchchirappalli Superfast Special will le... »

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CHENNAI, October 20, 2014

Improve agricultural productivity, urges C. Rangarajan

Stressing the need to focus on agricultural growth, C. Rangarajan, former governor of Reserve Bank of India said, “In the days to come, India will have to ensure that its agriculture sector is doi... »
Members of a catering service deliver food to senior citizens — Photo: R. Ravindran
CHENNAI, October 20, 2014

A helping hand via a healthy diet

A group of enterprising self-employed persons are addressing the special diet needs of senior citizens — be it the low sodium and high fibre intake recommended for those with hypertension, or the... »
CHENNAI, October 20, 2014

Overcharging omnibus operators pulled up

Fifteen omnibus operators have been served notices for overcharging over the past two days.This is part of a drive by the transport department and the Tamil Nadu Omnibus Operators Associati... »
CHENNAI, October 20, 2014

Free booking of Corporation marriage halls from next week

Starting next week, residents can book for free the Chennai Corporation’s community halls for social gatherings. A year after announcing procurement of utensils for its 52 community halls,... »
Road connectivity between neighbourhoods of north Chennai was also disrupted on Saturday -- Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
October 19, 2014

Rain adds to woes of residents in suburbs

A number of localities in north Chennai and its suburbs were inundated on Saturday. Pointing to traffic congestion caused due to waterlogging, residents demanded measures to cope with the problem.... »
CHENNAI, October 19, 2014

BSNL lines down

Over 25,000 telephone lines and broadband connections went down on Friday night after BSNL’s Anna Nagar telephone exchange was hit by frequent power fluctuation during the heavy rain. It is... »
CHENNAI, October 18, 2014

Trauma cases: prevention is key

In 2012, an accident on a highway left 14-year-old Raghavi Srinivasan in a wheelchair. Raghavi had been in the back seat, and had removed her seatbelt to stretch out and sleep just five minutes be... »
Arterial roads such as GST Road and Velachery Main Road (above) were waterlogged— Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, October 18, 2014

Rainwater enters suburban houses in Chennai

Friday’s showers did not spare motorists and residents in the southern suburbs either.Motorists faced problems negotiating waterlogged arterial roads, including GST Road and Velachery Main... »
A girl being rescued after she fell into a manhole in Whites Road, Royapettah, Chennai on Friday. Photo: Ravindran
October 17, 2014

Girl falls into manhole, rescued

Monsoon rains lashed Chennai around noon and continued till evening, flooding the roads. Water-logging was reported in arterial roads in the city, particularly off Anna Salai. Due to hug... »
CHENNAI, October 17, 2014

Chintadripet, Pudupet areas see spurt in fever cases

Over the last few weeks, every member of K.A. Parvathi’s family has fallen ill. All five have had fever and joint pain, with her husband and mother-in-law being the worst affected. “The pai... »

‘Madras, a critique of Dalit politics’

A year later, still picking up the pieces

Few cracks on the glass ceiling

Many accidents on month-old ORR

HIV/AIDS stigma killing many, says research pioneer

Pubs get creative to attract new crowds

Police Patrol: This Deepavali, police to keep a keen eye out

A wacky brand of humour, in perfect Tamil

Where’s the party tonight?

Terry Fox Run helped raise Rs. 25 lakh for retinoblastoma

CHENNAI, October 20, 2014

Of lifestyle choices and stronger bones

Focussing on school children, pregnant women and the elderly will have a positive impact while addressing osteoporosis, speakers at a conference said. Sedentary lifestyle, lack of exposure... »
CHENNAI, October 20, 2014

Festival season: Preventing LPG fires

Every festival season, the Fire and Rescue Services, oil companies and gas distributors are on their toes, hoping that LPG leaks or fires do not break out. In their hurry to finish making sweets a... »
CHENNAI, October 20, 2014

Heavy rain to continue today

The city will continue to experience rains until Monday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). At 8.30 p.m. on Sunday, the rainfall recorded at Nungambakkam was 8.4 mm, an... »
Participants at the ‘Young World’ Sweet Chef competition made Deepavali sweets with a twist, without using a stove or electrical appliances — Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, October 19, 2014

Young chefs battle it out for an ever-sweet ending

The Young World Sweet Chef competition was held on Saturday at The Hindu, Chennai. It was a roaring success despite the torrential downpour. Forty-eight participants took part... »
There was no escape for motorists travelling on the arterial Poonamallee High Road, Flowers Road, Millers Road, Santhome High Road, and Velachery Main Road that were clogged all day -- Photo: R. Ravindran.
October 19, 2014

Traffic jams worsen

With the onset of the monsoon, waterlogging resulted in traffic congestion in many parts of the city. Over the past two days, people were stuck in traffic in areas such as Kamaraj Salai, nea... »
CHENNAI, October 19, 2014

Crackdown on imported fireworks

Chennai Customs has launched a massive search operation to prevent sale of foreign-made firecrackers not permitted for import, following intelligence that attempts were made to sell the smuggled go... »
Roads submerged under sheets of water posed a risk to motorists and pedestrians. On Whites Road, a school student narrowly escaped after she fell into an open manhole. Photo: R. Ravindran.
CHENNAI, October 18, 2014

Hours of monsoon rain deluges Chennai

As the northeast monsoon hit the city on Friday, there was complete chaos. With unrelenting rain from about 11 a.m., the roads were soon flooded, leading to traffic pile-ups, and leaving com... »
CHENNAI, October 18, 2014

Chennai Central–Howrah premium special train cancelled

Southern Railway announced that train no. 02842 Chennai Central–Howrah premium special, scheduled to leave Central at 5.20 p.m. on Saturday, has been cancelled due to cancellation of pairing train... »
CHENNAI, October 17, 2014

Tamil theatre festival begins on Friday

Tamil Nadaga Vizha 2014, by The Hindu Friday Review, kickstarts at 7 p.m. on Friday with Vadavooran, a production on Manickavachagar’s life and his inner journey. The thea... »
CHENNAI, October 17, 2014

Sivathanu Pillai wins Rotary award

Distinguished scientist Sivathanu Pillai, chief controller, Defence Research and Development Organisation, received the lifetime award from Rotary Club of Madras. At a function held recentl... »

Homeless man killed in wall collapse

Psychologist’s murder: body of relative exhumed

Northeast monsoon almost here

QMC celebrates Kalam’s birthday

Students attempt Limca record

Police Patrol: Safeguarding houses

Widening of part of GST Road begins

Amma theatres to support struggling filmmakers

Kurosawa classics to be screened

Police busts gang involved in selling temple idols

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