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The Binny Mills is a preferred location for shooting and rehearsals of movies and reality shows — Photo: S.S. Kumar
The Hindu The Binny Mills is a preferred location for shooting and rehearsals of movies and reality shows — Photo: S.S. Kumar

Chennai’s biggest township to come up at Binny Mills

Dilapidated mill building will be demolished for the 71-acre project; work to begin in 2015 »

Chennai's old buildings get a month’s time

Last week, two persons were killed after a 100-year-old building collapsed on Rajaji Salai »
(Left to right) Amarprakash Managing Director Aadarsh Kumar Surana,
Union Minister of State for Agriculture Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Worldwide Achievers president B.P. Baranwal and Vinod Vidhuri.

Chennai-based real estate developers win award

A real estate developer in South Chennai, has won the “Worldwide Achievers Real Estate Awards 2014” for the “Best Developer - Residential in Southern Region.” Amarprakash Developers MD&n... »

First conviction under POCSO Act

On Thursday, the Mahila Court in Chennai convicted for the first time a 55-year old man under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012 for molesting a 10-year old mentally c... »
The 18-year-old male elephant went berserk during the morning pooja at a temple inside Sri Ahobila Math — Photo: G. Krishnaswamy

Elephant crushes mahout to death in Chennai

An 18-year-old male elephant went berserk and crushed its mahout to death on the premises of Sri Ahobila Math in Selaiyur, on Wednesday.Police sources said the incident occurred during the... »
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Fishermen have been complaining of a drastic fall in catch and reduction in the depth of the lake that causes their boats to get stuck at various points — Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, November 28, 2014

Relief in sight for fishermen of Pulicat

With the IIT-Madras study on the opening of a new mouth at Pulicat lake nearing completion, the waterbody could soon get a fresh lease of life. Due to silting up of the lake mouth, the live... »
Autorickshaw unions have launched a campaign to persuade drivers to ply by the meter and abide by norms — Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, November 27, 2014

Now, auto fare cards at railway stations

The Chennai traffic police is planning to have autorickshaw fare cards displayed prominently at the city’s railway stations. This is to ensure that those arriving at Chennai Central and Egmore rai... »
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

Change in train services

To carry out engineering work in Villupuram yard, the following changes will be made in the pattern of train services on Friday: Partial cancellations Tra... »
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

Australian envoy calls on Prince of Arcot

The Australian High Commissioner to India, Patrick Suckling, called on the Prince of Arcot, Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali recently. Mr. Suckling visited Amir Mahal, the ancestral home of the Prince, du... »
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

Burglars strike at three different areas

Burglars struck at three locations in the city and reportedly fled with over 180 sovereigns of gold jewellery, silver items, other valuables and cash.In an incident at a house on Parthasarat... »
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

HC frowns on ineffective action taken by officer

If Chennai Corporation officers are incapable of discharging their duties, then it is better they are dispensed with, the Madras High Court observed on Tuesday.The First Bench, comprising C... »
Sudha Menon, co-author of recently-released ‘Gifted’, has recorded the stories of persons with disabilities in their own voices — Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

Success stories should be told too, says author

“Don’t call me a differently-abled person. Call me Siddharth,” says Siddharth Jayakumar, when he is referred to as a person with disabilities. He is quick to add that he does not want people... »
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

Seven Corporation schools to shift to private hands

Seven schools of the Chennai Corporation are set to be run by private players in the school education sector. The Corporation has begun talks with three educational trusts from New Delhi, Mumbai a... »
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

Police draw a portrait of suspect in harassment case

The police are adopting a policy of ‘name and shame’ when it comes to identifying and punishing people who harass women. They have prepared a portrait of a person who harassed a woman on a... »
Residents of Thulukanathamman Koil Street in Kottur feel the area has been taken over by stalls. Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
CHENNAI, November 25, 2014

Here, road space is at a premium

For J. Paranthaman, a 30-year resident of Thulukanathamman Koil Street in Kottur, stepping out of the house is a tortuous task. For, the road that he lives on, while housing a famous temple, is al... »

Govt. schools to participate in State-level congress

HC sides with Chennai school on grant disbursement

On the move: Locked bathrooms irritate commuters

Mayor returns to Ripon Buildings

Of breaking away from convention

The need to know thy driver

FIRs by post a big relief to accident victims

Hundreds run for an inclusive society

Staff of Spencer's outlet cleaning C.P. Ramasamy Road, Abhiramapuram, as part of the Clean India campaign, on Thursday. Photo: G. Ramesh
Chennai, November 27, 2014

Spencer's launches clean-up drive

The staff of Spencer's retail outlets launched a clean-up drive in Abhiramapuram and Mandaveli on Thursday morning as part of the 'Clean India' campaign. Prasad, business manager of the... »
CHENNAI, November 27, 2014

Bad blood

In a series of murders that took place over the past two weeks, and which the city police have cracked, many of the suspects have been identified as close relatives of the victims.They comm... »
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

Watch out for hospital-acquired infections: experts

Infections acquired in hospitals have become a major cause for concern around the world. In India however, very few hospitals track infection rates. According to a review of hospital infect... »
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

‘Power tariff hike may hurt industry’

Owners of manufacturing units in Ambattur Industrial Estate that are struggling amid various challenges fear that the proposed power tariff hike will deal them a crippling blow.Spread over... »
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

Many a hurdle in opening post offices along IT corridor

The department of posts is scouting for sites in the city to open additional post offices that will serve the growing population along the IT corridor. However, the lack of spaceis proving a challe... »
The Indo-German Teachers’ Association and the Goethe-Institut Chennai / Max Mueller Bhavan (above) have been conducting conferences on language teaching and cultural links — Photo: V. Ganesan
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

A centuries-old bond, enshrined in language

The year 2014 marks a century of the German language being officially taught in India. To commemorate this, the Indo-German Teachers’ Association (InDaF) and the Goethe-Institut Chennai / Max Muel... »
Most performers agree that television played a crucial role in ending people’s fascination with puppet shows. — Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014
DISAPPEARING TRADES

The end of the era of puppet masters

Years ago, before the advent of television and satellite channels, puppet shows held a magnetic appeal for children. Puppet show artistes were in great demand in those days as children loved to se... »
CHENNAI, November 26, 2014

Study flags shocking views on rape

In a survey of about 7,600 residents conducted recently by a private hospital, 65 per cent of the respondents had no clear understanding of rape, saying the act is ‘impossible without a woman’s coo... »
CHENNAI, November 25, 2014

CCTV footage crucial in cracking murders

Closed circuit television (CCTV) visuals proved crucial in identifying suspects in the murders of Manju Devi (48) in Choolai and Hemavathi (49) in Kolathur last week. Devi was murdered by h... »
CHENNAI, November 25, 2014

Rains may be back in Chennai on Friday

Chennai’s tryst with nippy weather may come to a close as a new weather system is expected to bring rains over the city from Friday.According to the Meteorological department, the upper air... »

Students pick up tradition of fabric from waste

Two more suburban rail stations in Chennai to get green facelift

On the move: The price of all those job offers and cures on trains

Debris on beach sparks protests

More stores enter the fray, embrace all sizes

Unions to reform errant drivers

‘Identifying shadow banking activities is a tough task’

Chennai canvas

Little people of the earth

By a bountiful twist of fate, selected works of late artist T.R.P. Mookiah (1934-2009) have arrived to live in DakshinaChitra, on exhibit till November end. Founder, Deborah Thiagarajan says, “The... »
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