Carnatic musician Mandolin U. Shrinivas. File Photo
The Hindu Carnatic musician Mandolin U. Shrinivas. File Photo

Mandolin Shrinivas passes away

Sources said that the Carnatic musician passed away due to liver failure. »  
“Shrinivas has the credit of popularising the instrument among the people,

Shrinivas popularised Mandolin: Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah, in his condolence message, said Shrinivas had brought fame to India across the globe. »
Pot holes cause inconvenience to motorists on Erukkancherry High Road. Photo: V. Ganesan.

Chennai roads in bits

The lifelines of the city, by which people reach their work sites, places of learning, hospitals and markets, can also be a source of trouble. Almost every year, arterial roads and streets in resi... »
Jackals have been regularly released into the park since 1998. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Days of the jackal at Guindy National Park

The number of animals found in the area now touches nearly 80 »

Fake certificate racket busted; four arrested

Over 300 certificates, nearly 250 fake rubber stamps seized »

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Transparency, adherence to norms the only way out

Lack of transparency and failure to meet norms results in roads withering away at the slightest trace of rains, civil engineers and experts say.“Earlier, ‘interior streets’ (roads in reside... »
CHENNAI, September 19, 2014

Tamil Nadu Association seeks speedy reimbursement of fees to schools

The Tamil Nadu Nursery, Primary, and Matriculation Schools Association on Wednesday urged the government to expedite the process of reimbursement of fees to schools. K.R. Nandakumar, secret... »
CHENNAI, September 19, 2014

Digital mapping of wards to begin soon

After a long wait, digital mapping of the Chennai Corporation ward boundaries, utilities and streets in Tiruvottiyur, Manali, Madhavaram, Ambattur, Valasaravakkam, Alandur, Perungudi and Sholinga... »
September 19, 2014
tinsel town

A love story, against the backdrop of tsunami

After two back-to-back commercial hits, director Prabhu Solomon is back with another romantic musical, Kayal. While hilly terrains and elephants were pivotal elements in his earli... »
September 18, 2014
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The unenviable task of dealing with hoax calls

Ask any policeman in the city what gives him the most nightmares while on duty, and he will probably tell you that bomb hoax calls are the worst.Deployment of a bomb squad, calming down pani... »
With a steady growth in tourism to Mauritius from India, the island nation is looking at ramping up facilities for holidayers. Photo: Petlee Peter
CHENNAI, September 18, 2014

The lure of white sands and clean air

Mauritius, the holiday destination in the Indian Ocean, could soon have more to offer to the travel-hungry Chennaiite, with more direct flights to the island nation a distinct possibility in the co... »
CHENNAI, September 17, 2014

A struggle for cleaner lakes, this monsoon

With the onset of monsoon looming large, works for cleaning, desilting and restoring lakes has been intensified by the Chennai Corporation. The Corporation is planning to implement an action... »
Volunteers sort out relief material at Dr. Talat Salim's clinic on Tuesday. Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, September 17, 2014

Chennai pitches in for flood-hit Kashmir

They may be 3,000-odd kilometres away, but that hasn’t stopped residents of the city from helping with the relief effort for Kashmiris, over 200 of whom have died in the devastating floods that ha... »
CHENNAI, September 16, 2014

Deadline for waterways projects in Chennai extended

The deadline for the projects to improve city waterways has been extended again. The Water Resources Department (WRD) had recently sought more time to complete the remaining works and three new pr... »
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CHENNAI, September 16, 2014

CCTVs, a hit among citizens

The number of electronic eyes watching you, even in small lanes, has increased. According to CCTV dealers, many more residential associations in the city have started installing CCTV cameras.<... »

Deer outside protected areas to be shifted

Crash barriers to replace medians on P.H. Road

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Teachers seek cancellation of Presidency principal’s transfer

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CHENNAI, September 19, 2014

Ward 35 sees low turnout

Casual elections to ward 35 of the Chennai Corporation Council recorded a turnout of 45 per cent on Thursday.According to a press release from the Corporation, the turnout of men was higher... »
CHENNAI, September 19, 2014

Chennai rains to last a few more days

Cool weather and light showers are here to stay in the city and suburbs for one or two days. A low pressure area persisting over the west central bay off the north Andhra and south Orissa c... »
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CHENNAI, September 19, 2014
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Sriya Reddy’s second innings

Actor Sriya Reddy, whose performances in films including Thimiru and Kanchivaram are still talked about, is back in Kollywood with the film Andava Kanom, being produced by JSK... »
CHENNAI, September 19, 2014

Chennai College lecturer stalked, attacked by motorist

In one of the rarer instances, a woman professor who was a victim of stalking and abuse has followed through by filing a complaint with the police. Activists say despite stalking now bei... »
The 30-acre polo ground has been specially earmarked for the black buck. The proposed helipad is within 200 metres of their habitat. Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, September 18, 2014

Helipad threatens blackbuck habitat

The 30-acre polo ground inside Guindy National Park, the last remaining habitat of the blackbuck, an endangered antelope, is under threat.Officials at Raj Bhavan plan to create a helipad th... »
M.S. Subbulakshmi and her husband, T. Sadasivam (third from left), are greeted by the Duke of Edinburgh at the International Music Festival.
CHENNAI, September 18, 2014

When the Queen of Song captured the West

M.S. Subbulakshmi, the ‘queen of song’ would have turned 98 on September 16. While she continues to be celebrated as a legend of Indian classical music around the globe, not many are aware that up... »
Hundreds waited in miles-long queues in Srinagar, waiting for evacuation by helicopter.
CHENNAI, September 17, 2014

When a business trip went awry

What was to be a routine four-day business trip to Kashmir turned out to be a week-long ordeal for Chennai resident Kannan Pasupathiraj, who also had a first-hand experience of the rescue efforts... »
The students also demanded the former principal, M. Mohammed Ibrahim, who was transferred on Friday, be brought back. Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
CHENNAI, September 16, 2014

Presidency College students stage sit-in

Students of Presidency College staged a sit-in protest for over four hours on Tuesday, demanding the release of the student council general secretary and nine other students who were arrested last... »
September 16, 2014
On the move

On buses, onus of safety is on the commuter

Last week, pensioner R. Santhanam travelled in a Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) bus on route 29C, from Adyar signal to Cathedral Road. When he alighted at his destination, he r... »
CHENNAI, September 16, 2014

In Ukraine, students change universities

A few days ago, the new academic year began at universities in Ukraine and Crimea, where over 100 students from Tamil Nadu have been studying, the majority pursuing medicine. This year,... »

Pondy Bazaar pedestrian plaza design ready

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