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A '108' ambulance. The Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI) that runs 108 ambulance service has come out with a 15-point code for ambulance technicians ahead of the Lok Sabha elections to be held on April 24. File photo
The Hindu A '108' ambulance. The Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI) that runs 108 ambulance service has come out with a 15-point code for ambulance technicians ahead of the Lok Sabha elections to be held on April 24. File photo

15-point code for 108 ambulance workers

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AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa accepts offerings from a North Chennai temple before leaving for poll campaign on Sunday. (Right) DMK president M. Karunanidhi has a word with VCK's Tiruvallur candidate D.Ravikumar at an election meeting at Avadi in Chennai. Photos: V. Ganesan, M. Vedhan

It's charges and counter-charges in Chennai

Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi, Vijayakant converge in Chennai with 2 more days of electioneering left »

NGT calls for scientific disposal of sanitary pads

The National Green Tribunal, Southern Bench, has ordered notice to manufacturers of leading sanitary napkin companies to respond to an activist’s plea on evolving a scientific and eco-friendly dis... »
The escalators connect East Tambaram with the existing foot overbridge and platform 1A — Photo: G. Krishnaswamy

Commuters at Tambaram station move up

Newly-installed escalators make it first-of-a-kind facility at a city station »

Keeping polling officials healthy and hydrated

April 24 is set to be a scorcher of a day. Going by the Indian Meteorological Department’s predictions for this week, the maximum temperature on polling day in the city will hover around 36 degree... »
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The aim of the comic book is to help young girls manage their periods effectively and to help parents and educators teach them about menstruation
CHENNAI, April 20, 2014

Dispelling stigma, the comics way

This June, young girls in the State will have a fun resource to learn about an important biological function. Menstrupedia, an Ahmedabad-based initiative, is planning to release a comic boo... »
CHENNAI, April 20, 2014

Ekam to host musical show

Classical musician and playback singer Unnikrishnan will perform at a musical show hosted by Ekam Foundation, a voluntary organisation, at Hotel ITC Park Sheraton, on Thursday at 5.30 p.m. ... »
A workshop on Saturday took a bunch of cyclists through the leafy lanes of Adyar, as part of a heritage tour. Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, April 20, 2014

Lending support to ideas

“When I was in college, doing zoology, I wanted to become a conservationist. But, when I went up to my professor for inspiration, he said the only reason he was a zoology professor was because he... »
Chennai Metrowater will be able to keep a check on the entire process, from the sourcing point to distribution, round-the-clock. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, April 20, 2014

Digital devices to monitor Chennai water levels

Digital devices are being installed at city reservoirs and various water distribution points to keep a tab on water levels through a centralised online network. Using the electronic data... »
CHENNAI, April 20, 2014

‘Vishing’ fraud gang targeting senior citizens

After phishing, police officers in Chennai have warned against a newer, ingenious technique of fraud ‘vishing.’ Already, several lakhs of rupees have been siphoned off the accounts of senio... »
The deer, which was found swimming in the sea nearly a kilometre away from shore, was rescued by a fisherman. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, April 19, 2014

Injured deer found in sea off Ennore

Residents of Periyakuppam, Ennore, had a surprise visitor on Friday morning — a female spotted deer. The deer, which was found swimming in the sea nearly a kilometre away from shore, was res... »
CHENNAI, April 19, 2014

The long wait for phase-I extension of Metro Rail

Twenty-five-year-old M.S. Jawahar who works in an engineering firm struggles to commute from Tiruvottiyur to Adyar every day. “The buses are extremely crowded during the peak hours and thei... »
CHENNAI, April 19, 2014

RTE reimbursement: parents, schools in a fix

Sureshkumar*, who got his daughter admitted in a matriculation school under the 25 per cent quota for underprivileged children under the Right to Education Act, is now in a fix. Though the school... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2014

Fishermen seek compensation during ban period

Various fishermen’s associations have demanded monetary relief to members of fishermen’s cooperative societies during the 45-day annual fishing ban. Durai Mahendran of Tiruvallur Maavatta... »
Dr. P.V.A. Mohandas, Managing Director, MIOT Hospitals, Mallika Mohandas, Chairman, MIOT Hospitals, Dr. Prithvi Mohandas, Joint Managing Director and Dr. Barry D. Rosario of MIOT Hospitals on Thursday. Photo: V. Ganesan.
CHENNAI, April 18, 2014

A celebration of Chennai’s orthopaedic milestones

In two separate events on Thursday, achievements of orthopaedics in the city were highlighted. While MIOT Hospital celebrated the performance of 30,000 joint replacement surgeries, Apollo Hospital... »

Actor fined for power theft

Conman dupes rail passengers

‘Economic situation no excuse to cut funds for education’

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

Never felt like I was away: Vadivelu

Star trek: When Vijay met Modi

Election officials to focus on areas with low voter turnout

Another first at Omandurar GH

Diversion channel work on at full steam in Koyambedu

Fishing ban sends seafood prices soaring

April 20, 2014

Chennai street food

Chennai might not have a street food street, she may not peddle her smorgasbord on a single street or two, but if you have lived in this city for a long time, you'll know that she offers a treasur... »
KANCHEEPURAM, April 20, 2014

‘Three qualities to rise to the top’

An engineering graduate from any institution can achieve great heights in his profession if he has three important qualities – involvement, innovation and teamwork.Presenting himself as an... »
Kanniammal has now begun responding to light, and recognises her parents. Photo: R. Ragu
CHENNAI, April 20, 2014

8-month-old from Vellore operated on for cataracts

Last Tuesday, nearly eight-month-old Kanniammal saw the world for the first time.The third child of K. Murugan and Telagavathi, who hail from a village in Walajapet taluk in Vellore distric... »
CHENNAI, April 20, 2014

Teenager drowns in Puzhal Lake

A teenager drowned in the Puzhal Lake on Friday evening after he went for a dip alone. His body was washed ashore on Saturday morning.The Red Hills police identified the deceased as Rajesh K... »
Chennai, April 19, 2014
HEALTH Hub

Test seeks to identify ‘missed’ child TB cases

There are several scary numbers when it comes to tuberculosis — two deaths every three minutes in the country, being one. But what’s scarier is that even though every year, 85,000 children are dia... »
‘Ennodu Va Tamizha’, composed by five-member band ‘The Pandavas,’ was launched at Grand Mall, Velachery, on Friday. Photo: M. Srinath
CHENNAI, April 19, 2014

Band’s new song exhorts youth to exercise franchise

Naren Mathew, the lead vocalist of the five-member band ‘The Pandavas’, was caught amidst a flurry of activity at the launch of the group’s new song, Ennodu Va Tamizha.The song, which... »
Sarika Benjamin, who is based out of Anna Nagar, makes cup cakes, chocolate cakes and Easter cookies. Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, April 19, 2014

Home bakers pitch in with Easter goodies

It’s Easter time, and many home bakers are pitching in with an array of goodies. And it’s not just the popular Easter eggs, but traditional confectionaries too that are on offer.While some... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2014

Metro Rail’s migrant workers miss voting

Several of Chennai Metro Rail’s migrant workers will only be able to watch as Chennaiites go out to vote next week. They will not be able to exercise their franchise. Twenty-five-year-old S... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2014

Shanta among six honoured at Nallore Virudhu awards

The launch of the Nallore Virudhu awards function at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan auditorium in Mylapore saw six eminent personalities being felicitated for their outstanding contributions to societ... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2014

Man commits suicide at old age home near Porur

A septuagenarian allegedly committed suicide by slitting his throat with a knife on Thursday morning at an old age home near Porur, where he was residing. The police said he took the extrem... »

Another hit combo beckons

83 years of electric suburban rail

Organisation to promote awareness of liver diseases

Stress issues? Find your voice

Balu Mahendra memories loom over national awards

2 houses burgled, gold, cash missing

MCI refuses to allow more MD seats at Stanley

It’s back to basics for this poll candidate

Moolakothalam’s legendary dry fish market soldiers on

Another milestone for Ilaiyaraja

Magandeep Singh melange: in good measure

A spirited competition

Being a sommelier, for most people, means drinking all the day. Alas, it’s far from being even remotely true. Sure there are tastings but (A) we spit and (B) who said all wine is great to taste, e... »
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