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A section of lawyers during a protest against Maharashtra government's ban on cow slaughter, at Madras High Court campus in Chennai on Friday. Photo: V. Ganesan
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A section of lawyers during a protest against Maharashtra government's ban on cow slaughter, at Madras High Court campus in Chennai on Friday. Photo: V. Ganesan

Lawyers distribute beef on Madras High Court campus 

A section of lawyers of the Madras High Court, on Friday afternoon, distributed beef dishes on court campus in protest against the recent ban on selling and possession of cow's meat by the Maharas... »
Cement price has been on a rise for over a year and the increase in freight rate for coal will push up costs further. Photo: G.Krishnaswamy

Cement price touches Rs. 400 a bag

The price of cement in Chennai has touched a new high of Rs. 400 for a bag weighing 50 kg. Stockists say once increased freight rate for coal and hike in excise duty on cement announced in t... »

Hotel room rates slip

For the second consecutive year, room tariffs in Asia decline, as per the latest hotel price index of Hotels.com »
not the first time:In 2011 too, ‘Speed’ Murugesh offered passengers free autorickshaw rides —Photo: M. Vedhan

Watch out for this auto if India wins WC

Thirty-year-old Chennai autorickshaw driver offers free rides for two days »
Despite efforts at cleaning, waterways such as Buckingham Canal are perpetually clogged and polluted due to floating garbage and sewage — Photo: R. Ragu Friends of Chennai

The clogged waterways of Chennai

Friends of Chennai, a social initiative of The Hindu, seeks to serve as a vehicle for residents’ hopes and concerns about the city. Today, we focus on the city’s rivers and canals that have turned int... »
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CHENNAI, March 6, 2015

Rare surgery performed on 50-year-old

A rare surgery involving multiple procedures was performed at Chettinad Health City recently, a press release said.Ramesh Kumar, a 50-year-old welder from Lalgudi town in Tiruchi district, h... »
Music director S. Sri Krishna
March 6, 2015
TINSEL TOWN

Cheran launches C2H with his movie’s release

Filmmaker Cheran’s ambitious effort — C2H, a company that proposes to take video discs directly to audiences’ homes — was officially launched on Thursday evening at a grand event at... »
CHENNAI, March 6, 2015

‘Vaccination is crucial to preventing cervical cancer’

The number of people dying of cervical cancer in the world is now more than ever before, and health agencies should advise adolescent boys and girls to go in for proper vaccination to prevent them... »
CHENNAI, March 6, 2015

Concrete roads to be laid in phases

The civic body told the Madras High Court on Thursday that conversion of bitumen roads into concrete roads would be taken up in a phased manner.It expressed concern qua award of a tender as... »
CHENNAI, March 6, 2015

Cab driver held for lifting cars

He stole only Tata Indicas parked in front of houses which enable him to enrol in various cab services across the city. His success ran out during a trip on Thursday. Avadi police nabbed 27-year-ol... »
Students write Plus-Two examinations at Kaligi Ranganathan Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Perambur on Thursday.Photo: V. Ganesan
CHENNAI, March 6, 2015

“Same syllabus stunts students’ growth’’

For the past few months, T. Mukund has spent his days solving question papers of previous years for his Plus 2 exams. His efforts paid off when the Tamil Paper I had all the questions that he antic... »
CHENNAI, March 5, 2015

Inspect factories regularly: minister

Minister for Rural Industries and Labour P. Mohan made an appeal to outstation factory owners who have industrial units in the State to make inspections regularly to take stock of the working envir... »
CHENNAI, March 5, 2015

Murugappa Group executes Rs. 147.54-cr. sale in city

The Rs. 243-billion Murugappa Group, one of the biggest business conglomerates in Chennai, has reportedly sold two of its properties in the city for a total value of Rs. 147.54 crore. The first pro... »
CHENNAI, March 5, 2015

U.S. national treated at GH

A visitor from the U.S. underwent surgery for gall bladder stones at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital.The 20-year-old woman, who complained of stomach ache, was admitted to the h... »
tough move:AIADMK party members have been advised to sever ties with S. Santhanam (extreme right). File Photo
CHENNAI, March 5, 2015

Shadow over Corporation budget

AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa removed the Chennai Corporation taxation and finance committee chairman, S. Santhanam, from primary membership of the party on Wednesday.This has led to... »

Marathon winners yet to get prize money

Report sought on car park plan in Mullaperiyar

Rebuilding life, one day at a time

Documentary on Gudiyam caves makes it to Cannes

The end of a six-year-long ordeal for boy

H1N1 scare creates panic in Chennai school

Avoid felling of trees: alumni

Students stage protest at VC’s office

CHENNAI, March 6, 2015

MoU inked

M.V. Hospital for Diabetes, Royapuram, recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Institute of Epidemiology–ICMR, Chennai.The MoU was about developing studies with... »
long-running:‘Paritchaikku Neramachu’ was first staged in 1978, and then made into a movie.The play recently completed its 51st show—Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, March 6, 2015

Here’s a play for the exam season

There was a time when theatre spilled over to films. Here’s a play that was a film, and then, a play again.Chennai’s theatres are all-encompassing, besides once being fertile ground for the... »
latest addition:The calf is the ninth to be born to 12-year-old Indian Gaur, Geetha. The number of Gaurs has now increased to 17, including eight females —Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, March 6, 2015

Captive-bred Gaur gives birth to calf at city zoo

Captive breeding of Indian Gaur has got yet another shot in the arm with the birth of a male calf at Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Vandalur on Monday.The calf is the ninth to be born to 12... »
CHENNAI, March 6, 2015

HC committee bemoans lack of data on bus travel

A committee appointed by the Madras High Court after the Kandanchavadi accident in 2012 — when four students travelling on the footboard of a Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) bus died — has... »
CHENNAI, March 6, 2015

Connect seamlessly across crowded places soon

The Chennai Corporation is set to construct the largest skywalk in the city, connecting the Fort and Beach Railway stations and other neighbourhoods of the George Town.The civic body on Thur... »
CHENNAI, March 5, 2015

Chronicling a glorious heritage

Heritage day was celebrated at IIT-Madras, marking the anniversary of the institute’s Heritage Centre. The centre, which houses a repository of material of historical significance for the institute... »
pioneer:M. Pandian entered the field when he realised few coaches wanted to train the differently abled —Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
CHENNAI, March 5, 2015

Swimming against the tide

Vetri Arasan had polio when he was a child, but the paralysis that ensued did not stop him from taking up swimming — all thanks to his specialist coach M. Pandian.Mr. Pandian, a former natio... »
CHENNAI, March 5, 2015

Ilayaraja asserts his copyright over songs

The citizens of Tamil Nadu may have to go to sleep without listening to Ilayaraja’s songs at night after the maestro warned FM and television channels of legal action if they continued to play his... »
CHENNAI, March 5, 2015

DMDK cadre burn Tamil magazine copies

Cadres of the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) burnt copies of Kumudham Reporter , on Wednesday, condemning an article published in the magazine.A group of partym... »
CHENNAI, March 5, 2015

No leads in Pallikaranai double murder case

Two months after the murder of an 86-year-old woman and her granddaughter inside their house in VGP Shanti Nagar, Pallikaranai, the police remain clueless about the killers.It is suspected t... »

Private players inspect airport, amid protests

Auroville fest under way in Chennai

Northeast students find the going tough

Students’ home gets solar power

Safety test for Chennai Metro Rail by month-end

Duo held for cheating

Aadhaar-linked programme to correct poll rolls

Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas in Sembium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Monday: Periyar Nagar, Sathyavani Muthu Nagar, Kakkanji Nagar, Karunanidhi Salai... »

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