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Members of the transgender community in the city have lauded the Supreme Court judgement recognising them as the 'third gender'. Photo: V. Ganesan
The Hindu Members of the transgender community in the city have lauded the Supreme Court judgement recognising them as the 'third gender'. Photo: V. Ganesan

A lot needs to be done by the State: transgenders

Seek commission to look into their housing, educational and medical needs »
The ban offers fishermen a chance to get some well-earned rest. Photo: M. Srinath

Fishing ban sends seafood prices soaring

The only catch the city will get will be brought in by small boats and catamarans »

Borewells need stringent regulations

Over the last 10 days, Tamil Nadu has recorded at least three instances of children falling into pits dug for borewells. One child tragically died in Villupuram, while a second child was rescued i... »
Shopkeepers said the market has been in existence for more than 50 years. Photo: R. Ravindran

Moolakothalam’s legendary dry fish market soldiers on

Almost all varieties of dry fish such as nethili, vala, vanjiram and all types of podi karuvadu are available here »
The department plans to complete the entire project by September. Photo: R. Ravindran

Diversion channel work on at full steam in Koyambedu

Residents of Virugambakkam and Arumbakkam may finally have a respite from flooding this year. The long-pending project to build a channel to carry excess water from Virugambakkam-Arumbakkam canal... »
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CHENNAI, April 16, 2014

2 houses burgled, gold, cash missing

A couple of daring burglaries were reported in the city over the past couple of days and gold jewellery, silver articles and a large amount of cash were stolen.In the early hours of Tuesday... »
CHENNAI, April 16, 2014

MCI refuses to allow more MD seats at Stanley

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has stuck to its earlier decision to deny permission to increase seats in the MD General Medicine course at the Government Stanley Medical College. This decision... »
Chennai, April 16, 2014
Reporter's Diary

It’s back to basics for this poll candidate

With elections around the corner, political parties and their candidates are looking for various media to carry out their propaganda. And social media is definitely one of them. But a Le... »
CHENNAI, April 15, 2014

Fire safety is the focus on Martyrs’ Day

The National Fire Service Day-cum-Martyrs’ Day was observed on Monday in memory of fire and rescue personnel who died during rescue operations.Officials and personnel from the Fire and Resc... »
CHENNAI, April 15, 2014

Sleep conference from Friday

The Indian Sleep Disorders Association (ISDA) is organising its 10 annual conference from April 18 to 20.The conference, jointly organised by N. Ramakrishnan of Nithra Institute of Sleep Sc... »
PANAJI, April 15, 2014

Three techies from Chennai drown off Goa beach

Three IT professionals from Chennai, on picnic in Goa, drowned in the sea off Morjim beach, said officials on Monday. They were part of a group of five men who were found gesturing for help on Sat... »
CHENNAI, April 15, 2014

Road widening to be completed in a year

Work to widen a 12-km stretch of phase II of the Oragadam Industrial Corridor is expected to be completed in a year’s time. The Rs. 96.40-crore six-landing work from Oragadam to Sriperumbud... »
CHENNAI, April 15, 2014

Small buses bring cheer to Chennai suburban commuters

The new small bus routes introduced some months ago have brought cheer to suburban commuters, who have thus far been dependent on autorickshaws to reach their destinations.In the southern... »
Luxe, a multiplex with 11 screens and a seating capacity of over 2,600 was inaugurated on Monday. Photo: M. Srinath
CHENNAI, April 15, 2014

Chennai cinema lovers have a new hunting ground

Chennaiites have always treasured cinema close to their heart. And their love for the silver screen has been rewarded with a swanky new multiplex – ‘Luxe’ – that was inaugurated by Governor K. Ros... »
At some bunks, the fraud is orchestrated in an organised fashion. (Picture for representative purposes only). Photo: S.R. Raghunathan
CHENNAI, April 15, 2014

Customers conned at petrol bunks

The next time your petrol bunk attendant asks, “Why is the petrol tank lid so dirty” or “Is there a problem with your tyres”, beware. It could be an attempt to distract you from observing the fuel... » 1 comment

Where postings come with a two-year tenure

Holding Tamil box office to ransom

Girl dies as bus rams lorry in Chennai

A visual journey through lives of Carnatic legends

A brief respite from the heat

Chennai youth kicked about first vote

Ponds in Guindy national park desilted, deepened

'Tenaliraman' runs into roadblock

CHENNAI, April 16, 2014

Election officials to focus on areas with low voter turnout

The Chennai district election office has identified polling stations with a past record of low turnout to strengthen its systematic voters’ education and electoral participation (SVEEP) initiative... »
CHENNAI, April 16, 2014

Another first at Omandurar GH

The newly-installed bi-plane neurovascular catheterisation lab at the Government Multi Super-Specialty Hospital in Omandurar performed its first interventional procedure on Thursday. Boost... »
Music director Ilaiyaraja is set to compose music for his 1,000th film, ‘Thaara Thappattai’, which will be directed by Bala. Photo: R. Ashok
CHENNAI, April 16, 2014

Another milestone for Ilaiyaraja

A musical journey that began in 1976 with ‘Annakili’ is all set to reach a milestone, 38 years later. Music director Ilaiyaraja will soon be composing music for his 1,000 film, ‘Thaara Thap... »
CHENNAI, April 15, 2014

‘NOTA can be agent of change’

Former Karnataka Lokayukta N. Santosh Hegde on Sunday said that when voters start using the None Of The Above (NOTA) option, it will lead to political parties taking care to choose proper candidat... »
CHENNAI, April 15, 2014

Slaughterhouses remain open on Mahavir Jayanthi

Throwing a government order and High Court directions to the wind, several meat shops remained open on Mahavir Jayanthi day on Sunday.Members of the Tamil Nadu Shree Jain Maha Mandal and Pe... »
CHENNAI, April 15, 2014

24-year-old man beaten to death in Chetpet

A 24-year-old man was brutally beaten to death near his hut in Chetpet on Sunday night by two men after the former, who was drunk, allegedly teased the sister of one of the assailants. The duo has... »
Families are increasingly flocking to facilities such as the Murasoli Maran Park near Perambur flyover — Photo: V. Ganesan
CHENNAI, April 15, 2014

The best weekend getaway

In a congested city like Chennai, a whiff of fresh air is something that residents long for. Parks have been providing that much-needed lung space for residents of crowded localities, and many of... »
The bus bay on Anna Salai. Photo: K. Pichumani
Chennai, April 15, 2014
On the move

Make it possible for commuters to walk

Walking along 100-feet Road without discomfort, during peak hours, may turn into a big challenge soon. In just six months, this corridor, from Koyambedu to Alandur, will proudly bear Chennai Metro... » 1 comment
CHENNAI, April 15, 2014

Poll expenses data on web portal

The Chennai district election office, on Monday, began updating its election portal with details of election expenditure, s... »
The gurdwara on G.N. Chetty Road is all lit up. Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, April 15, 2014

Chennai is a melting pot of celebrations

When the neem trees flower, it means the Tamil New Year is here. As the streets of Chennai were filled with the heady scent of neem flowers, the city’s residents from various communities — Tamil,... » 1 comment

Voters grill candidates on plans and promises

Summer treat for zoo animals

Respite for T. Nagar residents, at last

And then, there are the election apps

A landmark Chennai’s book lovers will miss

Centre at Nanmangalam reserve to draw nature-lovers

Health Hub: The sting of the vector-borne

Fire rages for 4 hours, guts T. Nagar shop

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