Coastal development:A stretch of the beach and road between Lighthouse and Foreshore Estate in Chennai. Photo: R. Ragu
Coastal development:A stretch of the beach and road between Lighthouse and Foreshore Estate in Chennai. Photo: R. Ragu

NGT orders inspection of Marina Loop Road

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Southern Bench, on Tuesday, directed the Tamil Nadu Coastal Zone Management Authority to inspect the work carried out by the Chennai Corporation to upgrade the Ma... »
Latha Rajinikanth. Photo: R. Ragu

Latha Rajinikanth rejects charges

Latha Rajinikanth has slapped a legal notice on Ad Bureau and Abhirchand Nahar, denying the charges they had made against her during a press conference, recently. »

Tamil Nadu Budget: More funds for school education

For the fourth time in a row, the School Education Department has received a record allocation of Rs. 20,936.50 crore. »
Uncertainty:It is not clear when the first service between Koyambedu and Alandur will be open to the public. Photo: M. Srinath

Metro Rail: Safety audit postponed

Queries have been made on some documents »
Close to 100 trees were cut inside Nanmangalam reserve forest—Photo: G. Krishnaswamy

Trees axed for clear view of new office

Over the past few days, residents of Medavakkam, Nanmangalam, Gowrivakkam and Vengaivaasal have been shocked to find several fully-grown eucalyptus ( karpoora thailam ) trees a... »
More Chennai News
Zone 1 Tondiarpet Photo: Special arrangement
CHENNAI, March 26, 2015

When road quality is compromised

In 2014, the city engaged more than 90 contractors to build roads at a cost of over Rs. 2,000 crore. In comparison, the city of London, in an average year, hires less than 20 contractors... »
CHENNAI, March 26, 2015

Thus spake Chanakya

If Chennai fish Chanakya is as clairvoyant as his minders are claiming he is, then India will take a further step in the ‘Won’t give it back’ hype campaign by defeating Australia in the semi finals... »  
CHENNAI, March 26, 2015

Postal strike likely to hit services today

Postal services may be affected on Thursday as several members of National Federation of Postal Employees plan to go on strike with a charter of demands, including better infrastructure in core ban... »
CHENNAI, March 26, 2015

Fire breaks out at work site

A fire broke out in the basement of a multi-storey building under construction near the SRP Tools traffic signal in Taramani on Wednesday afternoon. No one was injured.Firemen said the fire... »
Chennai, March 26, 2015

Rs. 500 crore for civic infrastructure in Chennai

Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam made a commitment to develop civic infrastructure such as roads, stormwater drains and public health centres in the Chennai Corporation limits.He said the gov... »
CHENNAI, March 26, 2015

Tahsildar’s plea dismissed

The Madras High Court has dismissed a petition by a Tahsildar to quash a corruption case against him.Justice R.S.Ramanathan said the material furnished by the petitioner, A.Chinnasamy, could... »
CHENNAI, March 26, 2015

Job racket using false certificates exposed

Three government servants who obtained employment by producing false medical certificates that they were cured leprosy patients, will now have to appeal to the authority concerned before April 13 t... »
CHENNAI, March 26, 2015

RSS pracharak drafted into State BJP

In a clear indication that the RSS was looking to gain greater control in the State BJP, a senior pracharak has been drafted in as Joint Organising Secretary.Sources in the BJP said Kesava V... »
CHENNAI, March 26, 2015

CM hits out at Centre

In strong remarks, Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Wednesday took on the Centre over the 14{+t}{+h}Financial Commission recommendations, stating that it had “shattered all our hopes of getting m... »
CHENNAI, March 26, 2015

Centres of Excellence may have private tie-ups

The Ministry of Science of Technology will look into initiating Centres of Excellence with participation of private educational institutions, said Harsh Vardhan, Union minister for science and tech... »

GH gets GeneXpert

Car thieves arrested

Traffic diversion in Mylapore

Centres of Excellence may have private tie-ups

Now, buy greens at a single click

When women’s hockey was the rage

HC reaffirms order on Ethiraj college head

Much-married man arrested

March 26, 2015

Now, contact the railway police on WhatsApp

The next time you witness a crime or anti-social activity at a railway station or in a train, capture it on your mobile phone and WhatsApp it to the Government Railway Police (GRP). As pa... »
CHENNAI, March 26, 2015

NGT wants air horns silenced

Considering a letter sent by an octogenarian on noise pollution as a petition, the National Green Tribunal — Southern Bench — directed the State Transport Department to ensure that air horns are no... »
CHENNAI, March 26, 2015

Engineering graduate held for peddling drugs

An engineering graduate who allegedly peddled contraband, including heroin and ketamine, in the suburbs of the city was nabbed by a team of the Central Crime Branch on Tuesday. His supplier was als... »
CHENNAI, March 26, 2015

Amma will be CM again, says OPS

Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Wednesday declared in the Assembly that his leader Jayalaithaa will become the Chief Minister again.“We will toil and march in the direction shown by her a... »
CHENNAI, March 26, 2015

‘Passing through a difficult time’

Admitting that the State government was passing through a difficult time, Finance Secretary K. Shanmugam said the revenue deficit was not a big issue. "When there is an economic upswing, the... »
CHENNAI, March 26, 2015

Recording court proceedings proves costly

Recording court proceedings in a case using a cell phone proved too costly for a man in the Madras High Court on Wednesday.Taking suo motu contempt proceedings, the court directed the Regist... »
CHENNAI, March 26, 2015

Plea to hold re-exam for Plus-Two math paper

The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the Additional Government Pleader to get instructions by April 7 as to why it should not order a re-examination in mathematics in Standard XII public exa... »
CHENNAI, March 26, 2015

Metro Rail project to be developed in stages

Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Wednesday promised that the Chennai Metro Rail Project would be implemented in stages in 2015-16.“Phase I of the project will be commissioned in phases beg... »
CHENNAI, March 26, 2015

HC summons ex-School Education Secretary

Strongly condemning “an improper and insensitive” affidavit filed by the then School Education Secretary in connection with the filling up of Lecturer vacancies by the visually challenged, the Madr... »
CHENNAI, March 26, 2015

‘Telemedicine must to combat doctor shortage’

Promoting telemedicine is one of the solutions to bridge the massive gap between the number of doctors needed and the number available, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has said. Stressing the... »

Now, buy greens at a single click

Concrete falls from ceiling at Egmore railway station

CBFC turning into censoring body: Kamal

Tambaram Sanatorium GH gets GeneXpert

‘Telemedicine must be used to combat doctor shortage’

Metro Rail: safety audit postponed to next month

LPG cancellations worry residents