Residents had to bear with hot winds and searing heat for most of the day. Photo: V. Ganesan
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Residents had to bear with hot winds and searing heat for most of the day. Photo: V. Ganesan

Chennai experiences hottest day of year so far

While the maximum temperature peaked to 41.1° Celsius at Nungambakkam, the mercury level touched 40° Celsius at Meenambakkam. »
The driver lost control reportedly due to overspeeding— Photo: M. Karunakaran

5 injured as bus topples

Five people, including a child and two women, were injured when a private bus lost control and toppled on Inner Ring Road at Ekkaduthangal on Thursday. The injuries were minor and all of them were... »

A bond that spelt success

Amidst the melee of students studying hard to secure State ranks and get into a good group, there is this story of friendship between M. Akash and P. Eswaran, two students from the Kesavarajakuppam... »

Banners, hoardings hinder pedestrian movement

All of them are placed in violation of laws of the land »

HC directs board to allow transgender to write exam

Coming to the aid of a transgender, whose application for appearing in the examination for the post of Sub Inspector of Police, was rejected since her certificates had a male name, the Madras High... »
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One lane will be dedicated to vehicles with RFID tags at all toll plazas— Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
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Electronic toll all set to roll out

Electronic toll collection will soon become a reality with tests currently being carried out at 33 plazas in the State.“Equipment to scan radio frequency identity cards has been installed at... »
CHENNAI, May 22, 2015

Contractors association office-bearers removed

Days after its office bearers created a flutter by levelling corruption charges against some engineers in the Public Works Department and some ministers, the Tamil Nadu PWD Engineering Contractors... »
Chennai, May 22, 2015

Partymen await her appearance

Ever since the Karnataka High Court acquitted former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on May 11, partymen have been eagerly awaiting her public appearance.The rows of congratulatory and welcome m... »
Chennai, May 22, 2015

Cheyyur plant not viable

The proposed 4,000-MW ultra mega power project at Cheyyur is financially not viable and would put an upward pressure on electricity tariff. This would also make electricity unaffordable for consume... »
CHENNAI, May 22, 2015

Differently abled students scale new heights

S. Priya’s favourite hobby is playing chess and she can defeat her relatives with ease.This took a backseat for a few months as the teenager would wake up at 4 a.m., study until 7 a.m. and t... »
CHENNAI, May 21, 2015

Online fraud on the rise in Chennai

Online buyers in the city are complaining of being cheated of their money after attempting to purchase goods through classifieds portals including the well-known OLX and Quikr that merely serve as... »
CHENNAI, May 21, 2015

e-life certificate system to be activated

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation will give priority to activate ‘Jeevan Praman Patra’, an e-life certificate for pensioners and take efforts to display members’ passbook in Indian languages.<... »
CHENNAI, May 21, 2015

Class 10 exam results today

The results of the class 10 State board examinations will be announced at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Students can check their results,, »
CHENNAI, May 21, 2015

SRM counselling till May 24

On May 17, counselling for engineering courses for the academic year of 2015 in SRM University began at its Kattankulathur campus.The first phase of counselling which saw as many as 2,000 st... »
final stretch:The work in progress on Kaliamman Koil Street near CMBT will be completed in a few days —Photo: R. Ravindran
CHENNAI, May 21, 2015

Diversion channel project reaches crucial phase

Work to link floodwater from Virugambakkam-Arumbakkam canal through a concrete channel to Cooum river is approaching a crucial stage on Koyambedu junction.Among the last of the projects wait... »

Jayalalithaa swearing-in: State BJP anxious

PIL petition alleges land encroachment by hotel

Rise in sale of MBBS, BDS forms

Ariyalur Collector gets notice on damaged road

Poompuhar to beautify Metro stations

Amid new-age munchies

Gearing up for the Metro

Activist moves SC against Jayalalithaa acquittal

CHENNAI, May 22, 2015

Erode retains top slot in pass percentage

For the second consecutive year, Erode, with a pass percentage of 98.04 per cent, has emerged a topper in the class X results for the State board announced on Thursday. The district also recorded a... »
CHENNAI, May 22, 2015

Jayalalithaa to be elected AIADMK legislature party leader today

In an early meeting on Friday morning, AIADMK MLAs are expected to elect former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa leader of their legislature party, paving the way for her return as Tamil Nadu’s Chief Mi... »

Organs retrieved from pregnant brain-dead woman

In a tragic turn of circumstances, a pregnant woman who was six months into her pregnancy, was declared brain-dead after a road traffic accident near here.In a moving gesture, her family, wh... »
CHENNAI, May 22, 2015

Be more proactive, Stalin tells TN

The DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin, on Thursday, said serious doubts have emerged on the version of the Andhra Pradesh police that they acted in self-defence when they gunned down 20 persons from Tamil... »
CHENNAI, May 22, 2015

Tuna processing to get a fillip

In an effort to create better facilities to process tuna ( soorai ), the fisheries department has proposed to construct a tuna fishing harbour at Tiruvottiyur Kuppam in north C... »
Satish, student of a Chennai School in Stanley Nagar, earns Rs. 550 every day.
CHENNAI, May 21, 2015

Teenager cleans canal during holidays

When many children are busy attending summer camps during holidays, 17-year-old Satish of Kodungaiyur spends his vacation cleaning the Chennai Corporation’s waterway near the Kodungaiyur dumping y... »
CHENNAI, May 21, 2015

Social media: boys more active than girls

Girls outshine boys in school examinations every year, but when it comes to being logged on to social media and the internet, boys have the edge. This was a major finding of the Gen Y Survey conduc... »
R. Venkata Sai Teja passed his class X exams with a GPA of 9.0 —Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, May 21, 2015

After 29 surgeries, an indomitable spirit triumphs

On Wednesday afternoon, R. Venkata Sai Teja, was busy on a mobile phone, trying to access his class X examination results. Unlike the rest of his classmates in Ongole, Andhra Pradesh though, Venkat... »
Party activists and residents gathered and raised slogans as news of the activist's death spread. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, May 21, 2015

VCK leader’s aide hacked to death by 5-member gang

Vetriselvan (47), personal assistant to Thol. Thirumavalavan, president of Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, was hacked to death near his home in Madipakkam on Wednesday morning.The brutal mur... »
CHENNAI, May 21, 2015

Dispute over sewer charges continues

The disagreement between Residents Welfare Associations and the Pallavaram municipal administration over monthly sewer charges to be collected, continues.A few days ago, when a resident from... »

Dr. Shantha wants PM to ban smoking scenes in movies

Delay in filing appeal will send wrong signal: Karunanidhi

Govt. begins collecting RTE admission details

A story of guts and glory behind the wheel

Helpline to monitor drunken driving checks

A politically-sensitive project

Not appealing may send out wrong message: Acharya

Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas on May 08, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. »