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‘Don’t be an idiot. Go vote’

With voters in the State ready to get inked today, rapper BlaaZe, known for his ‘issue-oriented music’, is currently making waves with a new music video, thought-provokingly titled ‘Who is the Idi... »

Fingers crossed for better voter turnout in Chennai

EC campaign and media focus on governance could increase numbers at poll stations »

A hot day lies ahead

It is going to be hot and sultry today, but that’s classic Chennai weather anyway. When you go out to vote, it may be tough to predict how high the political temperatures may rise, but the weather... »

The fight for political rights continues

In the first general election in independent India way back in 1951, the total electoral strength of Madras is reported to have been six lakhs. Women comprised half of the voting public. Th... »

Spirited buyers help TASMAC sales go up ahead of dry period

Ahead of the government’s order on three-day dry period came into force on Tuesday, outlets of the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC), the sole agency to carry out retail business in... »
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April 24, 2014

Live: Chennai goes to the polls

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The desilting of Adambakkam Lake is one of the demands of residents. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, April 23, 2014

Alandur expects more from candidates

Anyone who wins the Alandur Assembly seat in the bye-election to be held on Thursday has a tough task ahead — fulfilling all the demands of residents.  These include remission of property t... »
CHENNAI, April 23, 2014

It's back to business for many

As the curtains come down on election campaigning in the city, it will be back to regular work for many. All those who had taken a break from their regular jobs to be a part of the poll sea... »
CHENNAI, April 23, 2014

A lacklustre online campaign

The Twitter bird is not buzzing all that much when it comes to Tamil Nadu politics.Unlike the BJP at the national level, which seems to have a very effective social media strategy, and to l... »
CHENNAI, April 23, 2014

Disabled voters worried about access at poll booths

With just a day to go for the elections,​ ​activists working for the disabled are worried the polling stations are not disabled friendly enough.​Till Tuesday evening, ramps had not been com... »
CHENNAI, April 22, 2014

Vehicle tracking software watches over flying squads

Chennai district election office has issued show cause notice to 17 flying squads for allegedly deviating from the prescribed route and failing to cover vulnerable pockets.The district elec... »
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa addresses an election rally at T Nagar in Chennai on Monday. Photo: M.SRINATH
Chennai, April 22, 2014

Chief Minister ends campaign with aplomb

On Monday, AIADMK general secretary and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa wound up her campaign, which snaked across the city, beginning at Kandhanchavadi on the IT Corridor, and concluding in the heart... »
CHENNAI, April 22, 2014

Chennai consumes 20% of the power of the State

The pattern of average electricity consumption in the city has remained stagnant, at 20 per cent, during the past two years, going by the data provided by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distributio... »
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... »

8-month-old from Vellore operated on for cataracts

Teenager drowns in Puzhal Lake

Test seeks to identify ‘missed’ child TB cases

Band’s new song exhorts youth to exercise franchise

Home bakers pitch in with Easter goodies

Metro Rail’s migrant workers miss voting

Shanta among six honoured at Nallore Virudhu awards

Man commits suicide at old age home near Porur

Chennai, April 23, 2014

Section of false ceiling collapses at Chennai airport’s old international terminal

In the fourth such incident in the airport in Chennai since last month, a portion of false ceiling collapsed at the old Anna International terminal on Wednesday.About ten panels of the fals... »
Gnani Sankaran. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
CHENNAI, April 23, 2014

AAP’s calling card in Alandur

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate for the Alandur Assembly seat this by-poll, Gnani Sankaran, ended his election campaign with a ‘will you answer?’ drive on Tuesday. Mr. Gnani distributed... »
A DMK supporter at a rally addressed by party president M. Karunanidhi in Chintadripet. Photo : M.Vedhan
CHENNAI, April 23, 2014

The campaign dust settles

As the sun set on Tuesday, the last day of electioneering for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, campaign vehicles went back into their sheds and tired political party workers took a break from wooing... »
Ballot boxes being distributed to the concerned polling booths from Chennai Girls Higher Secondary School, Perambur distribution centre on Wednesday. Photo: V. Ganesan
CHENNAI, April 23, 2014

Red carpet welcome at five poll stations

 In a bid to address growing urban apathy towards elections, the district election officials are planning to roll out the red carpet, provide air-conditioning, train their staff to be extra courteo... »
CHENNAI, April 22, 2014

More than 60 suspicious bank transactions identified

The district election office has identified suspicious transactions in the bank accounts of political parties.“A total of 64 suspicious bank transactions have been identified. Income tax of... »
CHENNAI, April 22, 2014

Vote for Left parties, says CPI (M) veteran

Senior leader of Communist Party of India (Marxist) N. Sankaraiah urged people to vote for the Left party candidates contesting in 18 constituencies in the State for the welfare of labourers, farme... »
DMK president M. Karunanidhi campaigns for Central Madras candidate Dayananidhi Maran at MMDA Colony on Monday. Photo: R Ragu
CHENNAI, April 22, 2014

‘Jayalalithaa shedding crocodile tears for SL Tamils’

DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Monday accused Chief Minister Jayalalithaa of shedding crocodile tears for the welfare of Sri Lankan Tamils. Addressing a public meeting in Chennai Central L... »
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... »

Digital devices to monitor Chennai water levels

‘Vishing’ fraud gang targeting senior citizens

Injured deer found in sea off Ennore

The long wait for phase-I extension of Metro Rail

RTE reimbursement: parents, schools in a fix

Fishermen seek compensation during ban period

A celebration of Chennai’s orthopaedic milestones

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