A video grab of the robbery at knifepoint
A video grab of the robbery at knifepoint

Daylight robbery in Chennai caught on phone

Two days after a woman was threatened at knifepoint and robbed of her gold jewellery near her house in Thoraipakkam, the footage of the crime has emerged. The police are yet to identify... »
The MTC plans to introduce the system on buses on the Old Mahabalipuram Road. File Photo

A voice guide for your bus commute in Chennai

MTC plans to install announcement system in bus stops, termini and AC buses »

Making computing in Tamil easy

Muthiah Annamalai, a Boston-based software engineer, is close to publishing a book along with Tamil writer N. Chokkan, titled "Writing Code in Tamil: Ezhil Programming Language". »
There are about 200 ragpickers in the Kodungaiyur dumping yard alone. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Ragpickers to get ID cards, social benefits

As solid waste management gets privatised, they will need to be rehabilitated »

Up and About: A touch of diversity to first-day, first-show

Many more women watched the first screenings of Lingaa due to the safeguards brought in by the multiplex culture »

More Chennai News
CHENNAI, December 22, 2014

Lorry drivers go on strike

Container lorry owners and drivers who ply on the busy Manali Expressway went on a flash strike on Sunday to highlight the lack of safety on the stretch.In the morning, two lorry drivers, M... »
IIT-M students are working with the NGO Vidyasagar to help students with disabilities make a living. Photo: M. Karunakaran
CHENNAI, December 22, 2014

Fine-tuning the mechanics of empowerment

A year ago, three IIT-Madras students – Ashish Bajaj, Sai Chaitanya Manchikatla and Venkateshwar Madasu – visited the NGO Vidyasagar and were inspired to experiment with different technologies to... »
CHENNAI, December 22, 2014

Police crack down on Tambaram traders

The police will act tough against traders in an attempt to prevent them from misusing road space in Tambaram. Recently, they disconnected power supply illegally drawn by several traders.»
Chennai, December 21, 2014

Workers threaten to launch protest if Foxconn stops operations

As Taiwan-based contract manufacturer Foxconn prepares to suspend operations at its facilities here, employee unions have threatened to launch a protest if the company stops production from Monday... »
CHENNAI, December 21, 2014

Chennai Metrowater workers stage protest

Members of Chennai Metrowater Workers Union staged a demonstration on Friday, demanding better wages and job permanency.Maduravoyal MLA G. Bheem Rao led the protest by the union, which is af... »
CHENNAI, December 21, 2014

Lingaa’s distributors claim loss

A section of the media recently reported that the distributors of Rajinikanth’s latest film Lingaa claimed they had suffered huge losses on the film. The distributors reportedly compl... »
The scheme gives consumers the option to link their bank accounts to their LPG IDs through Aadhaar, for subsidy. Photo: M. Prabhu
CHENNAI, December 21, 2014

Many hassles in DBTL scheme

Several LPG consumers are finding it difficult to register for the modified direct benefit transfer for LPG (DBTL) scheme, as some gas agencies are turning them away for lack of Aadhaar cards. ... »
Rasikas from faraway places who throng the city to enjoy the Margazhi concerts can find a homely place to stay without much trouble. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
CHENNAI, December 21, 2014

Hearts and hearths open up to rasikas

Home stay, a phrase commonly associated with tourist destinations, is now in vogue in the city during the December season. Those who throng the city to enjoy the Margazhi concerts and misty... »
CHENNAI, December 21, 2014

A win-win for all industry players

The relaxation of medical visa norms for patients from SAARC countries will not only help hospitals, but also boost the hotel and medical devices industries, and other tourism sectors.Medic... »
CHENNAI, December 20, 2014

Why spare erring hotels: HC

The Madras High Court has asked officials to explain why restaurants that flout rules and create problems for residents should be allowed to function. The court has directed the Joint Co... »

Did India’s first flight soar from Chennai?

Protesters arrested in front of Kushboo’s house 

‘Closing of schools a hurdle for RTE Act’

Two-year study to identify threatened forest species

Fall in female sex ratio worries activists

Over 1,000 officials to shift to Amma Maaligai

Inspired village makes a change

Smuggling bid lands duo in Chennai Government Hospital

CHENNAI, December 22, 2014

Gas agencies struggle with DBTL scheme

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder distributors in the city still have a long way to go before bringing all consumers under the modified direct benefit transfer for LPG (DBTL) scheme. Only abo... »
CHENNAI, December 22, 2014

Lessons in inclusion, via the keyboard

Earlier this year, the management of KRM Public School in Perambur approached R. Jeeva, founder of the Transgender Rights Association with an unusual request. Jeeva admits she was a little... »
December 22, 2014

Up and About: the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas

With Christmas around the corner, the city has burst into a fit of merriment. Food, song and the spirit of community is what the festive season signifies for many. Nrithya Andrews, a... »
CHENNAI, December 21, 2014

Training given in sea turtle conservation

J. Vinodh, a home guard in Kadapakkam on East Coast Road, has been assisting the police in patrolling the areas and checking vehicles during weekends. Now, he has learnt to collect eggs laid by Oli... »
CHENNAI, December 21, 2014

Smash that serve to win Chennai Open tickets

Are you a tennis fan hunting for tickets to the big event here in January? All you need is a strong arm to smash a tennis ball.As a prelude to Chennai Open 2015, scheduled to be held from J... »
CHENNAI, December 21, 2014

Beat officers in Tamil Nadu asked to keep an eye on schools

An advisory for police beat officers to keep vigil over schools in their jurisdiction was issued by the Tamil Nadu director general of police (L&O) a few days ago. This came in the wake of the... »
CHENNAI, December 21, 2014

‘Call autos’ make an entry in Chennai

Following in the footsteps of call-taxi operators, a number of autorickshaw drivers are now using app-based location services in order to ply call autos. With the mushrooming of call-taxi s... »
Medical visas for SAARC countries is the first step in the right direction, feel healthcare providers in the country.
CHENNAI, December 21, 2014

The visa to good health

Chennai city has almost always been synonymous with medicine. From 1664, when the first British hospital was set up at Fort St. George, and the 1980s when corporate hospitals began making an appea... »
CHENNAI, December 20, 2014

‘New Year revelry should end by 1 a.m. in Chennai’

Revellers will have to wind up their celebrations by 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day, the city police has said.With large crowds expected to gather in hotels and resorts, the police has issued gui... »
The donor, a two-year-old boy, was declared brain dead on Thursday night. A medical team from Fortis Malar Hospital in Chennai travelled to Bengaluru to retrieve the organ. Photo: Special Arrangement
Bengaluru/Chennai, December 20, 2014

Bengaluru child’s heart saves toddler

In another inter-state effort at saving lives, the heart of a two-year-and-ten-month-old Bengaluru boy has saved the life of a young Chennai boy. The organ donor, son of Bengaluru-based tech... »

Power Shutdown

More Corporation schools to have KG

Insurance scheme funds neurosurgeries

Exploring nuances of ‘Make in India’

A natural and welcome process: industry

Balachander showing signs of improvement: Actor Vivek

Madras High Court orders fresh auction of shops

Balachander in intensive care

Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas on Saturday From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Alawarthirunagar: Rajaji St, Indira St, Vanchinathan St, Chidambaranar St, C.V. Koil St,... »

ChennaiConnect Newsfeed

Craving French baguettes and fresh loaves of focaccia? Head to Old Madras Baking Company »