Mr. Big with his owner V. Vijay Prabhakaran and trainer Scarlett. Photo: R. Ragu
The Hindu Mr. Big with his owner V. Vijay Prabhakaran and trainer Scarlett. Photo: R. Ragu

After stealing hearts, Mr. Big bags awards

The poodle won four ‘Best In Show’ titles at dog shows held over the weekend »
Medians along nearly 2.5 km on Walltax Road and three km on Poonamallee High Road will be replaced at an estimated cost of Rs. 4 crore. Photo: R. Ragu

Crash barriers to replace medians on P.H. Road

They help limit damage in the event of accidents »

Teachers seek cancellation of Presidency principal’s transfer

E. Mohammed Ibrahim was transferred to Vellore for his alleged inaction in preventing violence in the college on September 9 »
The panels on the wall are meant to keep them clean and also attract students to school. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Education begins from the school wall

It would have been just another wall on a nondescript road — in danger of being weary with stains and uncalled for stopovers — if not for a recent makeover. The compound wall of the Chennai... »

The ups and downs of the Google Glass experience

A cross-section of developers, fresh graduates and plain enthusiasts got a closer look at Google Glass at a workshop organised recently by Startup Centre, an accelerator for early-stage technologi... »

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New Delhi, September 14, 2014

Train safety system along Basin Bridge-Arrakonam route

In a move to prevent accidents, Railways has given its nod to a Rs. 28.61 crore contract for installation of a Train Protection Warning System (TPWS) along the 67-km Basin Bridge-Arrakonam rout... »

September 14, 2014

Cricket and more, CLT20 is the latest on the telly

For the next three weeks or so, television screens are going to come alive at night with cricket. Most homes in the country are going to be tuned into Champions League T20, the perfect show... »
Chennai Metro Rail Limited agrees to a proposal of extending the Ripon Buildings Park over the underground Chennai Central Metro station. Photo: V. Ganesan
CHENNAI, September 14, 2014

Civic body plans spot of greenery over Metro station

The Chennai Corporation has plans to develop a park over the Chennai Central Metro station, which is all set to become the largest Metro station in India. Currently, the largest Metro statio... »
CHENNAI, September 14, 2014

‘Early intervention prevents diabetes’

If you needed more proof of the effect of early intervention, however modest, on the prevention of diabetes, here it is. A city-based study shows that early intervention (including with... »
Scenes from last monsoon. Photo: V Ganesan, R. Ragu, M. Srinath, B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, September 14, 2014

Is Chennai rain-ready?

With the northeast monsoon knocking on Chennai’s doors, the civic body is gearing up to handle yet another season of flooded roads, inundated subways and monsoon-related diseases. Even if s... »
The Nataraja idol was
brought to the ASI office
in Fort St George in
Chennai on Thursday.
CHENNAI, September 12, 2014

Two idols brought back from Australia, now in Chennai

The bronze Nataraja idol and the stone sculpture of Ardhanareeswara, stolen from temples in Tamil Nadu, were brought to Chennai from New Delhi on Thursday. The idols were traced to the I... »
The elephant's mahout did not possess the required transit permit to transport the animal -- Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, September 12, 2014

Elephant rescued from marriage hall

An elephant that was brought to the city without permits was rescued by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), on Wednesday.SPCA sources said the pachyderm belonged to... »
CHENNAI, September 11, 2014

‘Accident victim’s widow eligible for compensation’

The widow of a road accident victim is eligible for compensation even if she remarries, observed the Chief Judge of the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT).Chief Judge B. Gokul Das made t... »
Carnatic musicians Ramakrishnan Murthy and Padma Shankar were awarded at the function on Tuesday. Photo: R Ravindran
CHENNAI, September 10, 2014

The enduring works of a master

The Kalki Krishnamurthy Memorial Trust on Tuesday honoured Carnatic musicians Ramakrishnan Murthy and Padma Shankar at a function organised here.City Union Bank managing director N. Kamakot... »
Be it Kannagi Nagar in Okkiyam Thoraipakkam or Ezhil Nagar in Perumbakkam (above), families relocated to TNSCB tenements complain of loss of income as they are cut off from their livelihoods. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, September 10, 2014

The flip side to relocation

While Chennai’s highrises that populate its skyline reflect the city’s development, the presence of several thousand families on the streets, living there for generations, is a pointer to its non-i... »

Iron fencing to stop pollution of canals

CISF personnel shot himself at Rajiv Memorial at Sriperumbudur

The push and pull of literacy

Nurses stage hunger strike for promotions, regularisation

Chennai hosts Serbian film festival

‘Students should be ambassadors for safe travel’

HC permits joint bid by cracker dealers for Island Grounds space

Velachery to get new substation

The first two episodes of DD Podhigai's new show, 'Isai Therin Vadam Pithithor', will be about Lalgudi Jayaraman, whose birth anniversary falls on September 17
CHENNAI, September 14, 2014

Now, a show on Tamil composers

The contribution of composers such as Oothukadu Venkatakavi, Muthu Tandavar, Arunachala Kavirayar, Gopalakrishna Bharati and Papanasam Sivan, to Carnatic music, is unparalleled. On Saturday... »
CHENNAI, September 14, 2014

High Court says MTC bus driver can stay

The Madras High Court has upheld the order of a special deputy commissioner of labour (SDCL), who ruled in favour of a bus driver involved in an accident on the Anna flyover, two years ago.... »
The police continue to maintain security outside the college following the September 9 clash between two groups of students. Photo: M. Vedhan
CHENNAI, September 14, 2014

Post clashes, Presidency principal shifted

Barely days after student clashes rocked Presidency College here, the principal of the institution has been dismissed.The sudden development took place on Friday evening, when E. Mohammed I... »
Organiser N. Krishnaswamy receives actor Dilip Kumar
September 14, 2014

When movie stars battled it out on the pitch in 1953

At a time when the Champions League T20 series is all people can talk about, N. Krishnaswamy, a 90-year-old producer of Tamil television and film, cuts the hype down to size. He insists the... »
An Indo-Pacific humpbacked dolphin at Perunduravu near Mudaliyar Kuppam along the East Coast. Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, September 14, 2014

Dolphins swim into Chennai beaches

Over the past few days, beachgoers along the Chennai coastline have been treated with a rare show—pod of Indo pacific hump-backed dolphins skipping in the inshore waters. Wildlife filmmaker... »
CHENNAI, September 12, 2014

High Court nod for Chennai Dog Show

The Madras High Court on Thursday permitted the Madras Canine Club to conduct the three-day dog show on the YMCA grounds at Nandanam from September 12. The court made it clear that the a... »
The Corporation will use the system of trade licensing to regulate trades that employ school dropouts. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan
CHENNAI, September 11, 2014

Trade units that employ dropouts under the scanner

The Chennai Corporation will monitor the activities of trades and parts of the unorganised sector that employ school dropouts. At a joint review meeting organised by Chennai Corporation and... »
This male dog
with a green collar
was found at
behind the Blind
School and
appears to be lost
and searching for
his owner. If he is
your missing pet,
call 9600048184
September 10, 2014

Preparing for your puppy

Adopting a dog from a shelter can transform the life of that dog and yours! Just like we prepare our house and its family members to welcome a new child, we need to follow a similar routine for br... »
CHENNAI, September 10, 2014

Burst pipeline affects water supply

Water supply to parts of M.G.R. Nagar was disrupted on Tuesday as a drinking water pipeline was damaged on Anna Main Road junction in the locality.Traffic was affected severely during morni... »
CHENNAI, September 10, 2014

Crocodile rescued from lake bed

A crocodile, measuring more than 5 feet, was found trapped in a thorny bush in Sadhanandapuram lake near Tambaram, and was rescued by staff of the forest department on Friday. Residents of S... »

Chennai Police rubbishes media reports

Serbian film fest takes off

Giant strides in adult education

Bomb scare at two Chennai schools

‘Understand and imbibe our country’s rich culture’

Onam celebrated with much fervour

Civic engineers to be trained on heritage conservation

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It’s an heirloom Anglo-Indian cuisine food festival at the Vivanta by Taj-Connemara, a top chef said, proudly showing a 108-year-old notebook containing recipes of a bygone era. “The deci... »

‘A birthday gift for Chennai’s 375th’
The Hindu’s ‘Friends of Chennai’ will mobilise readers to transform the city.

Devaraja Mudali Street in George Town packs in a vast variety of merchandise, and some unusual history to boot »

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday: Anna Salai: L.G.N. Road, Mohandoss Lane, part of V.N. Doss Street, Balamuthu... »