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Chief Minister Jayalalithaa campaigns. Photo: M.Srinath
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa campaigns. Photo: M.Srinath

Jayalalithaa appeals to first-time voters

After her thundering peroration during the concluding leg of her campaign on Monday, AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa spoke to the voters of Tamil Nadu, but through a release, on Tuesday. »
DMK president M. Karunanidhi, at an election meeting in Chintadripet. Photo : M.Vedhan.

Karunanidhi goes hammer and tongs at AIADMK, poll officials

Winding up his poll campaign in his former constituency Chepauk on Tuesday, DMK leader M. Karunanidhi decided to speak his mind to the people, articulating his deep disappointment with the officia... »

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... »

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... »

More than 60 suspicious bank transactions identified

Officials are studying the roles of the firms, corporates and individuals who transferred the funds electronically »
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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 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... »
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... »

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

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

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... »
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... »
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... »

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

Another hit combo beckons

83 years of electric suburban rail

Organisation to promote awareness of liver diseases

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