The causeway on Kodambakkam–Sriperumbudur (Arcot) Road is used by residentsof 10 adjoining areas to travel to other partsof the city. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
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The causeway on Kodambakkam–Sriperumbudur (Arcot) Road is used by residentsof 10 adjoining areas to travel to other partsof the city. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Chembarambakkam to get better connectivity to city

Bridge to replace flood-prone causeway soon »

Under-diagnosed, unheard of

Some years ago, doctors at a private hospital in the city came across an unusual case. Four babies of a couple from Chennai died, one after the other, after a BCG vaccine shot. When the... »
Officials are looking at a variety of strategies to increase the space in schools in the city. Photo: M. Karunakaran

Towards a breath of fresh air at Corporation schools

Even as the Corporation makes plans to start more kindergarten and English medium sections in its schools, it is grappling with acute shortage of space and infrastructural facilities in its more cr... »
The vitamin-rich muskmelon is readily available during the summer and is an excellent way to stay cool. Photo: M. Karunakaran

When temperature soars, drink up and stay cool

Dehydration is a serious risk in the coming months and water and traditional coolants like buttermilk are the optimum solution. »
Aaron Israel Jebasingh resigned from IAS after 10 years of service to train young aspirants in Chennai. Photo: M. Vedhan Do You Know

How to prepare for the Civil Services Examination

Are you concerned about the quality of governance in the country? Are you young and aspiring to improve the existing social, economic, infrastructural and civic conditions by contributing to polic... »
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Chennai, March 30, 2015

Temple festival forces changes in local train schedule

In view of the Arupathumoovars festival at Kapaleeswarar Temple in Mylapore on April 2, the Southern Railway has announced the following special trains: Passenger special number 1... »
CHENNAI, March 30, 2015

A centum spree again?

With the corrections for Class XII exam papers taking place, teachers say they expect a large number of centums and students who score 99 in different papers in all the streams.Some years ag... »
CHENNAI, March 30, 2015

Exchange to shift to Next Gen Network

Kelambakkam BSNL customers will soon get better quality broadband connectivity with the exchange migrating to Next Generation Network (NGN). A press release from BSNL, Chennai Telephones, said that... »
much-awaited:Asiatic wild dog Prabhavathi has given birth after a gap of nearly two years
CHENNAI, March 30, 2015

3-month-old wild dogs on display at zoo

The three wild dog pups born at Arignar Anna Zoological Park (Vandalur zoo) last December have now been brought into enclosures for public view.The new pups have come after a gap of nearly t... »
CHENNAI, March 30, 2015

IAS officers seek quashing of proceedings

Nearly 19 years after the CB-CID registered a case of alleged corruption against two IAS officers, one of whom has since retired, the accused have moved the Madras High Court seeking to quash the p... »
CHENNAI, March 30, 2015

Six make it to varsity Syndicate after hot contest

The hotly contested election to the Syndicate of the University of Madras on Saturday saw four members making it with the support of the Professors Forum of Madras University and two members backed... »
CHENNAI, March 30, 2015

Coast Guard commissions vessel, boats

A fast patrol vessel (FPV) ICGS Anagh and two interceptor boats C-430 and C-417 were on Sunday commissioned into Indian Coast Guard service.Lt. Gen. Ajay Kumar Singh, Lieutenant Governor of... »
CHENNAI, March 30, 2015

Freebies, a threat to TN fiscal health

By the end of the next fiscal, the Tamil Nadu government would have spent nearly as much on freebies in 10 years as the entire initial outlay of the Chennai Metro project. Over Rs.3,500 cror... »
The programme will cover unvaccinated and partially-vaccinated children up to the age of two.
CHENNAI, March 30, 2015

Vaccination drive to cover 8 districts

As part of the Centre’s plan to achieve universal immunisation in the country by 2020, Tamil Nadu will be targeting pockets where children have not been vaccinated. The programme will commence on A... »
Udhayanidhi’s (left) next film, ‘Nannbenda’, with Nayanthara and Santhanam (right) as co-stars, releases on Friday. —Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, March 30, 2015

‘Big-hero salaries have gone through the roof’

When Udhayanidhi Stalin entered the film industry almost 10 years ago, it was thought in some quarters he would use cinema as a launch pad to politics.If that was the script, it hasn’t gone... »

Fishermen stop inspection ordered by NGT

CSK fans will root for New Zealand

Electoral services launched

Ambattur estate to go clean and green

Teens fall 20 feet from flyover

Fishermen stop NGT inspection team

Mixed response to bandh call in State

Trains cancelled

From the halls of WCC to Japan

Team from Global Hospitals Chennai transporting lungs harvested from a brain dead person at Care Hospital Visakhapatnam to be transplanted in a patient in Chennai, in an ambulance in Viskahapatnam on Monday. Photo: By Arrangement
VISAKHAPATNAM, March 30, 2015

Lungs sent to Chennai for cadaver transplantation

Lungs of brain dead person were sent to Chennai by air from here on Monday afternoon for transplantation to a needy patient at the Global Hospital.The lungs were harvested from a brain dead... »
CHENNAI, March 30, 2015

Highway Research Station signs MoU

Highways Research Station (HRS) will soon sign a Memoranda of Understanding with various institutions to take forward its research in areas including the use of eco-friendly material in road constr... »
(From left) Sugalchand Jain and Dr. V. Shanta of the Cancer Institute, writer Sivasankari, R. Seshasayee of Ashok Leyland and N. Ram of Kasturi and Sons Limited at the function—Photo: M. Vedhan
CHENNAI, March 30, 2015

60 years of exemplary service

On the occasion of the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Cancer Institute (WIA), its chairman V. Shanta recalled the years of struggle that the team faced to ensure that the hospital functioned p... »
CHENNAI, March 30, 2015

Municipality cracks down on tax defaulters

Pammal municipal authorities recently launched a crackdown on industrial units that have not paid their dues to the local body for several years.The officials threatened to seize machinery o... »
A recent picture shows a portion of wall from which a granite slab had come off, at the Chennai airport. -Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, March 30, 2015

Airport amenities to get better soon

Passengers at the domestic and international terminals can soon hope for better maintenance of utilities, Chairman of Airports Authority of India R.K. Srivastava said.This will be made possi... »
CHENNAI, March 30, 2015

‘File detailed report on real estate crimes’

The Madras High Court has granted a third opportunity to the Director-General of Police to file a detailed report with regard to a series of queries raised by it relating to crimes committed in con... »
rising stars:The cast and crew of ‘Kutram Kadidhal’, which won the National Award for the best regional film of 2014. (Right) Ajay, who portrays a central character, with his directorG. Bramma —Photos: R. Ravindran
CHENNAI, March 30, 2015

Kodambakkam dreams: portrait of a shy child actor

Like most people aspiring to make it big in the film industry, Ajay believes it was his impersonation of Rajinikanth that landed him a role in a Tamil film.Having invoked the power of the Su... »
new start:Baby Ivana Das with her mother—Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, March 30, 2015

Genetic test helps treat diabetic infant

Three-month-old Ivana Das sleeps peacefully in her mother’s arms unmindful of the attention showered on her. She was brought to Chennai last week with high blood sugar levels and was on insulin dos... »
CHENNAI, March 30, 2015

Actor Vikram speaks out against stigma

When the movie, Deiva Thirumagal , featuring actor Vikram as the mentally-challenged Krishna, released, the audience did not see Krishna as someone with a mental condition, but... »
Too full:Filling the petrol tank up to the brim could cause a fire.— File Photo
CHENNAI, March 30, 2015

Beware, summer sets bikes on fire

A video grab of a motorcycle catching fire at a petrol bunk, while the rider is sitting astride, has gone viral on social media.The incident took place last month at a petrol bunk in Vedal n... »

With rare unity, State MPs meet Modi

Actor Vikram speaks out against stigma

Scholarship test today

‘Big-hero prices have gone through the roof’

Summer sets bikes on fire

CM violated Constitution: Ramadoss

Do not remain silent about social evils: Dattu

NGT inspection for road project cancelled

Bandh unlikely to affect city