The letters were received at the office of the DGP and Chennai Press Club. Photo: Special Arrangement
The letters were received at the office of the DGP and Chennai Press Club. Photo: Special Arrangement

ISIS threat letters: Probe on

Sent out last week, these letters stated that RSS activists will be gunned down and bomb blasts will take place in Chennai before April 24. »
Customers shopping at a jewellery shop in Chennai.— File Photo

Chennai's jewellers keep hopes high

Expect good counter sales tomorrow despite fewer bookings. »
misuse of resource:Originally spread over 150 acres, Sembakkam lake’s expanse is now less than 100 acres due to encroachments —Photo: G. Krishnaswamy

Sembakkam Lake gets fence to keep encroachers at bay

In an attempt to keep encroachers from usurping dried-up portions of Sembakkam lake bed, the government has started constructing fences around it.The fence, officials hope, will also deter p... »

Consumer body warns against malpractices

With Akshaya Tritiya around the corner, the Consumers Association of India (CAI) has demanded stern action against jewellers who sell gold mixed with white metals.According to CAI, there hav... »
improving facility:The project has been taken up to reduce accidents on the road that is used by 10,000 vehicles every day —Photo: M. Moorthy

Drive to Mahabs to get safer soon

Akkarai-Mamallapuram stretch to become four-laned in a few months »
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CHENNAI, April 21, 2015

Look before you splurge today

There are over 3,000 jewellery stores in the city. But only 150 jewellers have the licence to sell hallmarked jewellery.A hallmark provided by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) denotes th... »
The photographs were taken by Sir Charles Ryan who served in Turkey in 1915—Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
CHENNAI, April 21, 2015

ANZAC centenary

April 25 marks the centenary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) in Gallipoli, Turkey, during World War I.To commemorate ANZAC Day, a photo exhibition titled ‘A c... »
CHENNAI, April 21, 2015

More colleges in State choose to go autonomous

With the freedom to decide their own curriculum and innovate in the evaluation methods, more colleges in Tamil Nadu are now choosing to switch over to an autonomous structure. Around 20 more colleg... »
CHENNAI, April 21, 2015

Complaint filed in IS threat case, probe on

The city police are probing the origin of the threat letters, purportedly sent by terrorist outfit Islamis State (IS) to the office of the Director General of Police and Chennai Press Club, last We... »
CHENNAI, April 21, 2015

Summer special trains

Southern Railway will operate summer special trains in the Tirunelveli — Chennai Egmore (on Chord Line) via Kovilpatti, Virudhunagar, Madurai, Dindigul, Tiruchi, and Villupuram, to clear the extra... »
CHENNAI, April 21, 2015

Man seeks probe into his brother’s arrest by AP police

The brother of one of the persons from Tamil Nadu, who was arrested by the Andhra Pradesh Police in a red sanders case, has moved the Madras High Court seeking for a direction to the State governme... »
CHENNAI, April 21, 2015

SIPCOT threatens to cancel land allotment for Coca-Cola

The State government has sent a notice to Coca-Cola, asking why it should not cancel the allotment of about 71 acres of land to it in State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu (SIPCOT) E... »
CHENNAI, April 21, 2015

Karunanidhi hails Yechury

DMK leader M. Karunanidhi on Sunday welcomed newly-elected CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury’s resolution to unite secular and democratic forces in the country.In his message, the DMK... »
Aavin plans to supply around 10,000 litres of milk a day to hotels —File Photo
CHENNAI, April 21, 2015

Aavin looks to supply milk to hotel segment

With Aavin’s milk procurement touching 28.40 lakh litres a day in the State, the milk major is looking to tap the hotel segment in the city.Initially, they plan to supply around 10,000 litre... »
CHENNAI, April 21, 2015

Budget cuts push Dalits out of education

Saranya, who took a loan of Rs. 2 lakh to pursue a BE course in a self-financing college in Coimbatore will be completing the repayment of loan by the year-end.A Dalit student, she was denie... »

Drive to Mahabs from Chennai to get safer soon

Consumer body warns against malpractices in sale of gold

CD on Manickavasagar’s hymns set to Carnatic music released

Call to update PF accounts

Aavin looks to supply milk to hotel segment

CMDA seals building in Sowcarpet for violation

Leaders congratulate Sitaram Yechury

AFT recommends disability pension for injured soldiers

tough going:The one-time registration process itself is cumbersome,say activists —Photo:B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, April 21, 2015

Booking rail tickets online still a hurdle, say disabled

Despite a hint of relief from the Railway Budget, members of the disabled community feel let down at the practical lack of resolution to their woes in booking tickets online.Earlier this yea... »
CHENNAI, April 21, 2015

Cheating case against actor Shruthi Haasan withdrawn

Picture House Media Ltd., a film production company, has withdrawn the cheating case filed against actor Shruthi Haasan, after the intervention of various Tamil film bodies.It was alleged th... »
CHENNAI, April 21, 2015

Student drowns while fishing in Retteri Lake

An 11-year-old boy drowned when he went fishing in Retteri Lake in Puzhal on Sunday.The body washed ashore a few hours later.A. Vigneswaran, a class VI student living in Ponniammanmed... »
the last leg:Officials of the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety will conduct more inspections on Tuesday —Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, April 21, 2015

Thumbs up to Chennai Metro Rail

Chief safety experts have given the go-ahead for running of Chennai Metro trains.After the first leg of the final safety audit, carried out earlier this month, the commissioner of metro rail... »
CHENNAI, April 21, 2015

Women robbed of gold chains on train

The next time you travel by train, make sure you keep the windows closed while sleeping.A gang stole gold chains weighing a total of 15 sovereigns from three women passengers travelling on B... »
CHENNAI, April 21, 2015

Smugglers exploited skills of woodcutters: panel

Pitiable health/education system, lack of alternative livelihood options and not recognising the unique timber felling skills of ‘Malayali’ tribes underlie the gunning down of twenty woodcutters by... »
CHENNAI, April 21, 2015

Apple Watch to feature Tamil apps

Apple Watch, Apple’s most personal device yet, is all set to give the wearer a taste of Tamil, with two language apps developed by film lyricist Madhan Karky likely to be released shortly.‘A... »
CHENNAI, April 21, 2015

TN fishermen to meet Sushma on April 27

Over 100 fishermen from Tamil Nadu will meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj next Monday to give a petition demanding uninterrupted fishing rights in the Sri Lankan waters.According... »
CHENNAI, April 21, 2015

AFT recommends disability pension for injured soldiers

Injured Army personnel, who receive a lump sum as compensation at the time of their retirement from service, shall be made eligible for war injury pension after five to 10 years, the Regional Bench... »
CHENNAI, April 21, 2015

CD on Manickavasagar’s hymns set to music released

An audio CD containing Saint Manickavasagar’s Thiruvempavai and Thirupalliezhuchi , immortal hymns set to Carnatic music by K. Sankaranarayanan of Srivilli... »

Court directs Collector to act against negligent officials

Do You Know: How to apply for jobs in Indian Railways

Crossword champs battle it out in city

Sports quota admissions

DK activists stage hunger protest

Eyeing national media, parties go English

‘Make national anthem mandatory in schools’