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Budget 2014 is good but their everyday costs will continue to be high, says the Reddy family — Photo: M. Vedhan
THE HINDU Budget 2014 is good but their everyday costs will continue to be high, says the Reddy family — Photo: M. Vedhan
Union Budget 2014-15: The Modi Era

Not much is going to change for this family

"Transport and education will continue to be as expensive as they are" »
For pensioner R. Kannan and his family, the Budget proposals this year were along expected lines — Photo: G. Krishnaswamy Union Budget 2014-15: The Modi Era

‘Budget is just a ritual, an annual exercise’

At 69, R. Kannan, former deputy manager of a nationalised bank, shows little interest in the live broadcast of the budget. “It is the same year after year. The annual exercise is just a ritual. Pr... »

Heritage experts look forward to HRIDAY project

The initiative aims to preserve the heritage character of Kancheepuram among other cities »
Mathivanan, a bicycle mechanic in Chintadripet, earns around Rs. 21,000 a month and supports a family of four — Photo: R. Ragu Union Budget 2014-15: The Modi Era

Savings will dip further, says mechanic

The proposal to increase the investment limit, from Rs.1 lakh to Rs.1.5 lakh, under section 80C of the Income Tax Act may also not be of use to this household. »
Dr. Kamala Selvaraj with the mother and child — Photo: K. Pichumani

South India’s first test tube baby turns mother

The 24-year-old gives birth to a baby girl at the same hospital she was born in »
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CHENNAI, July 11, 2014

Thumbs up for Braille press, not much else

There is some excitement in the disability sector post the Union Budget, but there is also some disappointment. The move to establish 15 new Braille presses, modernise the 10 existing one... »
LPG cylinders kept on the roadside at Nanganallur. File Photo
CHENNAI, July 9, 2014

Labour strike fuels delay in LPG cylinder supply in Chennai

Consumers in several parts of the city are facing a delay in supply of cooking gas cylinders owing to labour issues at the Indian Oil Corporation’s LPG bottling plant in Ennore. Residents... »
CHENNAI, July 6, 2014

Experts converge at ophthalmology event

Until very recently, a corneal transplant was a very difficult affair, with the entire cornea of a donor being removed and implanted in the recipient. Now, it is possible to replace only one... »
CHENNAI, July 6, 2014

PG medicos meet minister

Postgraduate students of the city’s three medical colleges and Government Chengalpattu Medical College met with health minister C. Vijaya Baskar, health secretary J. Radhakrishnan and director of... »
CHENNAI, July 6, 2014

18 of 27 injured discharged

Eighteen of the 27 persons who sustained injuries in the building collapse at Moulivakkam have been discharged after treatment. Except for one woman, who was admitted to Rajiv Gandhi Gove... »
CHENNAI, July 6, 2014

Organisations demand ban on child labour up to 18 years

A blanket ban on employing children below 18 years must be enforced in all kinds of industries. This was one of the suggestions made at a meeting organised by Campaign Against Child Labour (CACL),... »
July 6, 2014

New BRTS plan on the anvil

CHENNAI: The Chennai Corporation and Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority are likely to plan a new bus rapid transit system (BRTS) connecting Kilpauk, Egmore, Nungambakkam and T. Nagar. <... »
What's new for this edition: A snapshot of the second edition of the walk, near St. Patrick's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School. Photo: Special Arrangement
Chennai, July 5, 2014

Madras Week: Gandhi Nagar weighs in with a heritage walk

Heritage walks are a popular feature of Madras Week celebrations, held in August. Apart from chroniclers of Madras history such as S. Muthiah and V. Sriram, many members of resident groups hav... »
CHENNAI, July 5, 2014

Starbucks to launch in city next week

Coffee lovers of Chennai are counting down to July 9 for global coffee chain Starbucks Coffee to start serving piping hot coffee at its first store in Phoenix Market City, Velachery. The... »
CHENNAI, July 5, 2014

‘Future seems bleak’

The Government Adi Dravidar Higher Secondary School wore a deserted look on Friday morning as relatives of workers trapped under the rubble at the Moulivakkam site moved out to identify bodies at... »

Goethe Institut gets into FIFA mode

Soil test reports come under scrutiny

Care for the aged, now delivered at doorstep

Rescue operations at Moulivakkam site nearing completion

Are schoolgoers safe on roads?

5-year-old run over near Pozhichalur

Photos of bodies put up

CMDA begins checks on high-rises

‘Complete IIT-M study in a fortnight’

After fuel, vegetable prices soar

CHENNAI, July 10, 2014

Chennai Corporation to set up medical college

The Chennai Corporation is set to establish a medical college. The government has asked it to begin the process of certification required for establishing a college, attached to the Communi... »
Chennai, July 8, 2014

Time to choose wisely

Son of a pushcart vendor in Tirupur, M. Prabhu, who secured second rank in engineering admissions, will study in the prestigious College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG), Anna University. »
The vehicle, transporting nearly 15 tonnes of oil to a private cooking oil refinery, met with an accident near the Adyar bridge. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan
CHENNAI, July 6, 2014

Oil-carrying tanker lorry topples, attracts residents

It was an unusual early morning scene on Durgabai Deshmukh Road in Adyar when a crowd, including women and children, enthusiastically collected unrefined cooking oil leaking from a tanker lorry tha... »
CHENNAI, July 6, 2014

Fate of other building hangs in balance

The fate of the second building on the collapse site will be decided only after the one-man commission completes its inquiry into the accident.The Public Works Department (PWD) has already... »
CHENNAI, July 6, 2014

17 bonded labourers rescued

Less than two weeks after bonded labourers were rescued in Uthukottai in Tiruvallur district, 17 persons were freed from bonded labour at a brick kiln in Ponneri taluk, on Friday. A team le... »
CHENNAI, July 6, 2014

2 policemen suspended for misconduct

Two policemen have been placed under suspicion for alleged misbehaviour with a few women helpers at an old age home in Virugambakkam, a few days ago. According to police sources, head const... »
Jasbir Kaur Chahal from London underwent a rare surgery at MIOT Hospitals seen with her husband and Mallika Mohandas,Chairman,MIOT Hospital . Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, July 5, 2014

Heaven in a mouthful of channa

Jasbir Kaur Chahal had just gotten off the phone with her mother back in England. “Mum, do you know what I had to eat now?” she had asked her, full of beans. “What’s the worst thing for me? Cha... »
CHENNAI, July 5, 2014

Protest at Pachaiyappa’s

Students of Pachaiyappa’s college staged a protest on Friday demanding improvements in basic facilities, most importantly laboratories and toilets, “There are around 300 women in the colleg... »
One can find out financial products that could help aid their ‘aspirations’ at the interactive touch table at SBI’s ‘Intouch’ digital banking store at Express Avenue Mall, which was inaugurated on Tuesday -- Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, July 5, 2014

Banking goes hip

There are no queues, no ‘challans’ or tokens in assorted colours, even the few employees present look like they are just out of college.State Bank of India’s (SBI) ‘Intouch’ digital banking... »
CHENNAI, July 5, 2014

Police car hits biker

In a freak accident on Kamaraj Salai on Friday afternoon, a traffic police inspection car, much ahead of the Chief Minister’s convoy, collided with a motorcyclist at top speed.The rider esc... »

A week later, heroes leave

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Rescue work at disaster site over

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