The 53-year-old theatre will be brought down soon, and the new complex will include a multiplex with smaller screens. Photo: V. Ganesan
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The 53-year-old theatre will be brought down soon, and the new complex will include a multiplex with smaller screens. Photo: V. Ganesan

Shanti theatre goes the multiplex way too

The gentle strains of ‘En Mannava’ from the Rajinikanth-starrer Lingaa fill the lobby of Shanti theatre on Anna Salai. The film may probably be last to be screened at the icon... »

Mild showers likely today

Residents can expect some mild showers on Thursday as a trough of low pressure area persists over the southwest Bay of Bengal.Wednesday remained a largely cloudy day with only a drizzle in... »
Chennai- SYMA organised cleaning drive at Triplicane. Photo: Special Arangement

Let’s take a selfie, cleaning the street

The civic body will soon launch a website to encourage residents to participate in civic activities and also post pictures of them doing their bit to keep the city clean. »
Poor management has turned the station premises into a frightening place for commuters. Photo: R. Ragu

Central station: gateway to chaos

Mayhem — no other word describes the situation around Chennai Central railway station more aptly. A variety of factors, including haggling autorickshaw drivers, jaywalkers and drivers searc... »

Consumers want monthly power bill

With the new electricity tariff having kicked in from December 12, a number of consumers in the city want Tangedco to go for a monthly billing cycle, in a bid to avoid falling into the ‘above 500... »

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Suspect jumps in front of train in Kodambakkam, dies

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Rooftop solar option lags

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Inspired village makes a change

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Smuggling bid lands duo in Chennai Government Hospital

Two persons were admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital after they had attempted to smuggle gold biscuits into the country by swallowing them. The men — identified as Kama... »
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Patient in coma dies at GH

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Nadhabrahmam for mridangam exponent

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Pawn broker, three men held for stealing

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Accumulation of water in the subway near St. Thomas Mount railway station has been left unattended to — Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
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