A petitioner has alleged the work on Marina Loop Road, by the Chennai Corporation, is in violation of Coastal Regulation Zone rules. Photo: R. Ravindran
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A petitioner has alleged the work on Marina Loop Road, by the Chennai Corporation, is in violation of Coastal Regulation Zone rules. Photo: R. Ravindran

Dispute over Marina Loop Road continues

NGT appoints advocate commissioner to check if guidelines are being flouted »
The cast and crew of ‘Kutram Kadidhal’, which won the National Award for the
best regional film of 2014. Photo: R. Ravindran

Kodambakkam dreams: portrait of a shy child actor

Teen boy who grew up in a government home has played a central role in Kutram Kadithal »
no going back:Hordes of fans gathered in frontof giant screens to catch the India-AustraliaWorld Cup semifinal action but, by evening, their spirits sank —Photo: R. Ragu

An exciting start, dismal end for city cricket fans

Cricket fans in the city woke up early on a warm Thursday morning to settle down in time for the India–Australia World Cup semifinal match.Memes of employees faking health problems to skip w... »
new start:Baby Ivana Das with her mother—Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Genetic test helps treat diabetic infant

Three-month-old Ivana Das sleeps peacefully in her mother’s arms unmindful of the attention showered on her on Thursday.She was brought to Chennai last week with high blood sugar levels and... »

No reprieve for RTO in 2012 accident case

The Madras High Court has declined to quash the charge memo against a suspended city regional transport officer (RTO), in connection with the death of a class II child, Shruthi, after she slipped t... »
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CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

Short-film festival held

The ninth international short-film festival was held at Shree Annai theatres in Abirami Mega Mall on Wednesday and Thursday.The festival, organised by Don Bosco Insititute of Communication A... »
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

Unpaid charges threaten maintenance of FOBs

The private firm in charge of maintaining five foot over bridges (FOB) in the city has threatened to quit if the State Highways Department does not pay Rs. 70 lakh due to them. The firm has not bee... »
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

Heavy vehicles pose hardship to residents

The formation of the Jawaharlal Nehru Salai on the outskirts of the city has led to boom in commercial activities between Villivakkam and Kolathur during the past few years. The explosion in constr... »
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

Ambiguity over EIA for INO

Even as the Madras High Court’s Madurai Bench on Thursday restrained the government from commencing work on the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) until a clearance is obtained from TNPCB, ther... »
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

Sugar industry cries foul over VAT issue

Stakeholders from the sugar industry in Tamil Nadu feel that the State did not do justice to them. Removing VAT would have given a boost to this sector, they think. The South Indian Sugar Mills Ass... »
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

“Benefit of tax exemption should go to film industry”

The Tamil Nadu Government has said the entire monetary benefit in the exemption of entertainment tax is to be passed on to the film industry and not to film viewers.It was responding to a wr... »
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

Turf war in State BJP escalates

The appointment of a new Joint Organising Secretary seems to be the result of a heightening turf war between factions in the Tamil Nadu BJP, with sources indicating that more organisational changes... »
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

Welfare scheme applies to all bonded labourers: HC

The Madras High Court has said a letter of the Adi-Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Department of January this year be implemented for all rescued bonded labourers..The First Bench comprising the... »
CHENNAI, March 27, 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... »
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... »

Trees axed for clear view of new office

Latha Rajinikanth rejects charges

Engineering graduate held for peddling drugs

Tamil Nadu Budget: More funds for school education

Rs. 500 crore for civic infrastructure in Chennai

Tahsildar’s plea dismissed

Job racket using false certificates exposed

RSS pracharak drafted into State BJP

CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

Private tankers checked for chlorine content

Random checks of a few private city tankers transporting drinking water on Thursday revealed zero levels of chlorination.The chlorine level should be a minimum of 0.2 parts per million (ppm/... »
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

Two held with fake credit cards

Two chain-snatching offenders who turned tech-savvy and went on a shopping spree with fake credit cards were apprehended on Wednesday.Velmurugan (30), an engineering graduate, and Nagappan (... »
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

26MARSTS01_50 kg Amphetamine seized

Amphetamine seized

Fifty kg of amphetamine, worth Rs. five crore, was seized by the directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI) in Padianallur. Four persons were arrested on W... »
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

Jayalalithaa strengthens disciplinary panel

With the last few legs of the organisational polls remaining, AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa on Thursday made P. Palaniappan, Higher Education Minister, the fifth member of the party’s disci... »
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

AAP demands CBI inquiry into official’s death

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday demanded the release of all its volunteers who protested seeking action in the case of an agriculture department official committing suicide in Tirunelveli and... »
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

HC disposes of Chinese consortium’s plea

The Madras High Court on Thursday disposed of the petition of Trishe Consortium on the ground that Tangedco has furnished relevant details.Earlier, Tangedco rejected the bids of BHEL and CSE... »
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

Summons issued for former Secretary of School Education

Strongly condemning “an improper and insensitive” affidavit filed by the then School Education Secretary in connection with filling up of lecturer vacancies by the visually challenged, the Madras H... »
CHENNAI, March 27, 2015

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. She has charged that they have unn... »
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... »  

NGT wants air horns silenced

Postal strike likely to hit services today

Fire breaks out at work site

Amma will be CM again, says OPS

‘Passing through a difficult time’

Recording court proceedings proves costly

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