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Actor Vijay called on the Gujarat CM in Coimbatore on Wednesday.
Special Arrangement Actor Vijay called on the Gujarat CM in Coimbatore on Wednesday.

Star trek: When Vijay met Modi

BJP sources said, at the meeting, which the Twitter account of Mr. Vijay described as ‘non-political’, Mr. Modi enquired after the actor’s recent and upcoming film projects. »
While Balu Mahendra’s last film, ‘Thalaimuraigal’, won the award for the best feature film on national integration, his student Ram’s feature film, ‘Thanga Meengal’, was named the best Tamil film. The movie also won the best child artist award for Sadhana and the best lyricist award for Na. Muthukumar (top). Photo: S. Siva Saravanan

Balu Mahendra memories loom over national awards

The ace filmmaker’s last film, ‘Thalaimuraigal’, won the award for national integration while his student Ram’s ‘Thanga Meengal’ won the best Tamil film award »

Stress issues? Find your voice

You wouldn’t think it possible, but in one test that was conducted in the metros, Chennai showed the highest average stress levels. Wait! The Delhi/NCR region performed the best and notched... »
The actor addressed a joint press conference as a sign of a truce with the Telugu groups that had challenged the film’s release. Photo: M. Vedhan

Never felt like I was away: Vadivelu

On Wednesday, decks were cleared for the release of his film ‘Tenaliraman’ »
There are 300 such booths. While some of them are operated for 24 hours, some function only for 12 hours. Police Patrol

The police: now you see them, now you don’t

While the traffic police continue to crack down on drunken driving, many police booths are often unmanned for hours »
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(From right) N. Ram, chairman of Kasturi &; Sons Ltd, Chandra Krishnamurthy, vice-chancellor, Pondicherry University, and France Marquet, trustee of MSF-SAF, at the inauguration of the Green Building of Madanjeet School of Green Energy Technologies in Puducherry on Wednesday. Photo: S.S. Kumar
Puducherry, April 17, 2014

‘Economic situation no excuse to cut funds for education’

India’s economic situation is no excuse to cut funding when it comes to institutions of knowledge, said N. Ram, chairman, Kasturi & Sons, and trustee, Madanjeet Singh Foundation (MSF) and Sout... »
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... »
Shopkeepers said the market has been in existence for more than 50 years. Photo: R. Ravindran
CHENNAI, April 16, 2014

Moolakothalam’s legendary dry fish market soldiers on

Over the last half a century, much has changed in and around the busy Basin Bridge junction. But a row of tiny shops selling dry fish (karuvadu) continues to have its address intact. It is... »
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

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... »

Small buses bring cheer to Chennai suburban commuters

Chennai cinema lovers have a new hunting ground

Customers conned at petrol bunks

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, April 17, 2014

Organisation to promote awareness of liver diseases

With liver diseases affecting thousands of people every year, Chennai Liver Foundation (CLF) has been taking forward information on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of liver-related diseases to... »
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... »
The department plans to complete the entire project by September. Photo: R. Ravindran
CHENNAI, April 16, 2014

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... »
The ban offers fishermen a chance to get some well-earned rest. Photo: M. Srinath
CHENNAI, April 16, 2014

Fishing ban sends seafood prices soaring

Seafood prices in the city have begun shooting up with the imposition of the 45-day ban on mechanised fishing boats. Die-hard fans of fish may have no option but to curb their craving.Over... »
Members of the transgender community in the city have lauded the Supreme Court judgement recognising them as the 'third gender'. Photo: V. Ganesan
CHENNAI, April 16, 2014

A lot needs to be done by the State: transgenders

‘Elation’ was the word members of the transgender community in the city used to describe their reaction to the Supreme Court judgment, which recognised them as the ‘third gender’, on Tuesday. ... »
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... »

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Poll expenses data on web portal

Chennai is a melting pot of celebrations

Voters grill candidates on plans and promises

Summer treat for zoo animals

Respite for T. Nagar residents, at last

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