behind the wheel:In about two months, the two women will control the giant Metro coaches that will take commuters from Koyambedu to Alandur in record time —Photo: M. Karunakaran
behind the wheel:In about two months, the two women will control the giant Metro coaches that will take commuters from Koyambedu to Alandur in record time —Photo: M. Karunakaran

Meet CMRL’s only women drivers

20-something Preethi and Jayashree can’t wait to get started »

Leaks found in Metro trains

Even before they are up and running, some of the state-of the-art Chennai Metro trains have developed leaks in their roofs, say officials.After Mumbai Metro Rail trains were flooded during t... »

24-hour fever helpline created

The State government has set up a 24-hour helpline where public can get information on swine flu and other fevers.The helpline was announced following a meeting chaired by C. Vijayabaskar, H... »

Veteran actor V.S. Raghavan dies

Veteran film and theatre actor, V.S. Raghavan, 90, died on Saturday after battling pancreatic cancer. He is survived by two sons.Mr. Raghavan had the distinction of acting in more than 1,000... »

Jayalalithaa’s gesture to Bengal gymnast

Moved by the plight of Soumita Dey, a former gymnast from West Bengal, fighting for life at a Kolkata hospital, AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa on Saturday announced Rs. 5 lakh from party fun... »
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young champions:Children from the Vyasarpadi slums won the tournament —Photo: R. Ravindran
CHENNAI, January 25, 2015

Slum children battle it out with corporate bigwigs

The Soccer for Children Rights tournament, organised by Child Rights and You (CRY) on Saturday, seemed at first glance a match between unequal teams — youth from Vyasarpadi slums against big corpor... »
CHENNAI, January 25, 2015

For better treatment of kidney disease

Most people who are on regular haemodialysis for chronic kidney disease have the option of switching to a more convenient form of dialysis — Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD).... »
CHENNAI, January 25, 2015

21-year-old killed as SETC bus overturns

A 21-year-old college student was killed and 14 persons were injured when the bus they were travelling in veered off Maduravoyal-Perungulathur Bypass Road and overturned on Saturday morning. »
CHENNAI, January 25, 2015

Reject Shanta Kumar panel recommendations: Karunanidhi

DMK leader M. Karunanidhi on Saturday urged the Centre to reject the recommendations of Shanta Kumar panel as it would pave way for closure of public distribution system in a State like Tamil Nadu.... »
CHENNAI, January 25, 2015

“Govt. should consult High Court before appointing law officers”

A law officer should be a law-knowing person and not a political leader knowing person, the Madras High Court noted on Friday, and expressed the hope that the government would frame appropriate rul... »
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CHENNAI, January 24, 2015

TNCC chief slaps show-cause notice on Karti

In resumption of internal tussles in the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC), its president E.V.K.S. Elangovan on Friday slapped a show-cause notice on All India Congress Committee member Karti Ch... »
CHENNAI, January 24, 2015

Dentures removed from 65-year-old man’s food pipe

Sixty-five-year-old M. Chinnaiyan from Neelankarai was admitted to the Government Royapettah Hospital for hernia surgery in December.While in hospital, he realised his ‘gold dentures’ were m... »
CHENNAI, January 24, 2015

Japanese chamber gifts books

Around 200 picture books from Japan were presented to Spastic Society of Tamil Nadu by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chennai (JCCIC) as part of its social action programmes, on Frid... »
CHENNAI, January 24, 2015

‘Train youngsters in nuances of biology’

The Department of Biotechnology is encouraging large-scale studies on subjects such as pre-term birth and brain development, its secretary K. Vijay Raghavan said here today.He said studies s... »
CHENNAI, January 24, 2015

RSS slams Dayanidhi for making ‘baseless’ allegations

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Friday slammed the former Telecom Minister, Dayanidhi Maran, for “baselessly” blaming it for the recent arrests by the CBI in the illegal telephone exchange... »

HC throws out pleas to stage protests on R-Day

‘HC should be consulted by government before appointing law officers’

Strength of Netaji’s resolve

Nemmeli pipeline to get flow meters

Sowcarpet besieged

The manifold possibilities of robotic surgery

Business school on the anvil

New WHO goals to focus on maternal mortality

CHENNAI, January 25, 2015

Philanthropist’s birth centenary celebrated

The birth centenary celebration of Kamalnayan Bajaj, industrialist and philanthropist, was organised by Sankara Nethralaya on Friday.Gopalkrishna Gandhi, former governor of West Bengal, said... »
CHENNAI, January 25, 2015

1 killed, 4 injured in fire

A 55-year-old woman was killed and her family members injured in a fire caused by an LPG leak in Kolathur on Saturday.According to the Rajamangalam police, the accident took place at the res... »
CHENNAI, January 25, 2015

HC strikes down appointment of TNPCB member-secretary

The Madras High Court has struck down the appointment of K. Karthikeyan as member-secretary of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB.)Justice V. Ramasubramanian allowed a quo warrant... »
CHENNAI, January 25, 2015

To continue or not in NDA, PMK will decide on Feb. 15

 The PMK will announce its stand on the question of its continuation in the BJP-led NDA on February 15, party founder S. Ramadoss said on Saturday.  The party has convened a conference and executiv... »
Police said the driver applied brakes to avoid hitting a two wheeler, and in the process, the bus swerved and fell sideways. Picture shows the ill-fated bus lying on the road at Tiruneermalai on Saturday. G Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, January 24, 2015

College girl killed, 14 injured in bus accident near Chennai

A 21-year-old college student was killed and 14 persons were injured when the bus they were travelling in veered off Maduravoyal-Perungulathur Bypass Road and overturned on Saturday morning. ... »
A teaser of Hindi film Shamitabh , starring debutant Akshara Haasan and Dhanush, was released in Chennai on Friday —Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, January 24, 2015

‘Honoured to act with Amitabh’

Acting with legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan was a great honour, says Akshara Haasan, who is making her debut in the film 'Shamitabh', a Hindi entertainer scheduled for release on Februa... »
CHENNAI, January 24, 2015

Transgenders speak out at second protest against I

Members of the transgender community questioned the idea of insulting sexual and other vulnerable minorities under the pretext of freedom of speech at a protest held at Valluvar Kottam on Friday.»
untapped potential:The apartments are between 916 sq. ft. and 1,501 sq. ft. and cost between Rs. 1.2 crore and Rs. 1.9 crore —Photo:. M. Moorthy
CHENNAI, January 24, 2015

Few takers for yet another TNHB complex

Yet another proposal from the Tamil Nadu Housing Board for a multi-storeyed apartment complex — that too on prime beach-facing property — has been unenthusiastically received.The government... »
CHENNAI, January 24, 2015

Woman admitted with swine flu discharged

A 29-year-old woman from Perambur, who tested positive for H1N1, was admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital on Thursday evening. She was discharged on Friday evening after treatme... »
CHENNAI, January 24, 2015

No rise likely in PDS sugar price

The Centre’s decision to allow the State governments to determine the retail price of sugar supplied through the Public Distribution System (PDS) may not lead to any price hike in Tamil Nadu, at le... »

Bid to revive traditional banana varieties

Dissent at Syndicate meet

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The manifold possibilities of robotic surgery

‘Look beyond homeless shelters’

City college to host 4-day fest this month

The strength of Netaji’s resolve

Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Villivakkam: MTH Road, Moorthy Nagar, North & South Thirumalai Nagar, Seeyalam... »

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