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The newly-inaugurated rail road happened to be the earliest metre gauge to be electrified in the country.
The Hindu Archives The newly-inaugurated rail road happened to be the earliest metre gauge to be electrified in the country.
World Heritage Day

83 years of electric suburban rail

Electrical trains between Beach and Tambaram began in 1931 »

Conman dupes rail passengers

Culprit has been selling soap bars packaged to look like phones »
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 »
Bobby of 'Maanada Mayilada' fame. Tinsel Town

Another hit combo beckons

Karthi is likely to work with director Lingusamy to recreate ‘Paiyya’ magic »
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’ »
More Chennai News
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... »
(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... »
There are 300 such booths. While some of them are operated for 24 hours, some function only for 12 hours.
Chennai, April 17, 2014
Police Patrol

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

In a city that hardly sleeps, night-time is when, taking advantage of thin traffic, youngsters zoom through the roads on their flashy vehicles. And when these young riders have consumed alcohol, t... »
Actor Vijay called on the Gujarat CM in Coimbatore on Wednesday.
Chennai, April 16, 2014

Star trek: When Vijay met Modi

Leveraging the popularity of cinema stars in Tamil Nadu looks to be a priority for BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, going by his recent bonhomie with celebrities from the tinsel w... »
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... »

A lot needs to be done by the State: transgenders

‘NOTA can be agent of change’

Slaughterhouses remain open on Mahavir Jayanthi

24-year-old man beaten to death in Chetpet

The best weekend getaway

Make it possible for commuters to walk

Poll expenses data on web portal

Chennai is a melting pot of celebrations

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... »
CHENNAI, April 18, 2014

Actor fined for power theft

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) is taking power misuse very seriously and making an example by handing out punitive action to violators. On Wednesday, actor Santh... »
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 17, 2014

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... »
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... »

Fire safety is the focus on Martyrs’ Day

Sleep conference from Friday

Three techies from Chennai drown off Goa beach

Road widening to be completed in a year

Small buses bring cheer to Chennai suburban commuters

Chennai cinema lovers have a new hunting ground

Customers conned at petrol bunks

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