The human chain, organised by the AIADMK’s IT wing, covered some stretches of Cathedral Road and Avvai Shanmugam Salai — Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
The Hindu The human chain, organised by the AIADMK’s IT wing, covered some stretches of Cathedral Road and Avvai Shanmugam Salai — Photo: K.V. Srinivasan

City sees spate of meetings in support of former CM

Large numbers of cadre gather at Valluvar Kottam, Chepauk and Porur; human chain formed »
Bartle Frere was a pilot with British Airways

Child sexual assault suspect’s Chennai link

British pilot befriended children in Nochikuppam, bought them expensive gifts »
Children in Nochikuppam knew Bartle Frere as John and said he had visited the area until early 2013.

‘He wouldn’t speak much to adults, only to children’

Most residents of Nochikuppam, a hamlet on the Marina behind the Santhome Basilica, know the suspect in child sex abuse cases, Bartle Frere (50), as ‘John,’ who would often visit the area until ea... »
Double deck coaches were introduced in the Brindavan Express after trials such as the one above in 1976. However, after passenger feedback, they were taken off

A golden jubilee express that helped keep time

The Brindavan Express turned 50 on Wednesday. For decades, the train was the most viable option for speedy daytime travel between the two State capitals – Madras and Bangalore. When the service fi... »
A batch of 15 of the animals has been housed in Old Washermenpet ahead of the celebrations — Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Camels arrive ahead of Bakrid

Even though, legally, they cannot be transported across states, the arrival of camels in the city ahead of the Bakrid festival has become an annual feature over the past decade. A first batc... »

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CHENNAI, October 2, 2014

Sivaji in Russian, fighting the good fight against alcohol

Great actors never die; they continue to live through their movies. And their work, over the years, crosses boundaries and is interpreted in diverse ways. A case in point is thespian Sivaji Ganesan... »
CHENNAI, October 1, 2014

HC slaps fine of Rs. 25,000 on ‘Traffic’ Ramaswamy

The Madras High Court on Tuesday took a stand against ‘Traffic’ Ramaswamy for filing frivolous public interest litigations (PIL). The court imposed a fine of Rs. 25,000 on the social activi... »
CHENNAI, October 1, 2014

AIADMK men continue protests

Normalcy returned to the southern suburbs on Tuesday, days after the tension following the conviction of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.Buses plied regularly, shops remained open and no... »
CHENNAI, October 1, 2014

Chennai Corporation’s new policy aims at zero pedestrian fatalities

The Chennai Corporation Council on Tuesday approved a non-motorised transport (NMT) policy to promote walking, cycling, cycle rickshaws, pushcarts and other forms of mobility powered by humans.»
Show of support: A host of actors and directors participated in the one-day fast at the State guest house in Chepauk. Photos: K. Pichumani and M. Prabhu
CHENNAI, October 1, 2014

Film fraternity shows solidarity with jailed leader

Members of the Tamil film fraternity, minus four of its big stars, held a day-long fast in support of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who was recently convicted in the disproportionate assets... »
The match between Sita Bai of Tanjore and Kamala Bai of Malabar saw enthusiastic crowds but also led to controversy.
CHENNAI, September 30, 2014

When a duo punched above their weight

Sunday was a fine day for Indian women’s boxing at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon. Olympic bronze-medallist M. C. Mary Kom, L. Sarita Devi and Pooja Rani entered the semi-finals, assuring medals... »
September 30, 2014

On the move: Civil Aviation Ministry to strategise on improving city airport

The Union civil aviation ministry will soon formulate a new strategy to improve conditions at Chennai airport, said P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union minister for civil aviation, on Monday.  »
A group of AIADMK party cadre observed a token fast at Anna Square on Monday morning — Photo: G. Sribharath
, September 30, 2014

AIADMK plans protests

Sympathisers of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who was convicted in a disproportionate assets case by a Bangalore special court on Saturday, have planned a series of protests and token fasts... »
September 29, 2014

Up & About: Catching up with on-road fashion, decades later

Racers and automobile lovers are a niche group. For those who love to wear the spirit of motoring, this can be termed the ‘golden age’. Casual wear beaming images and design sketches of moto... »
CHENNAI, September 29, 2014

Marathoners’ food goes to the needy

Over 6,000 food packets, meant for the runners of the ‘Dusk to Dawn’ marathon that was to be held on Saturday night, were distributed to the needy, after the organisers spread the news via popular... »

Early diagnosis of heart ailments crucial

Hotels, eateries in Chennai wear deserted look

Chennai to host giant e-commerce warehouses

City doctors return from Kashmir

Minister suggests more lung space for Chennai airport

65-year-old man kills self over conviction

Public meetings cancelled

Chennai comes to a standstill

CHENNAI, October 1, 2014

DMK councillors roughed up at council meeting

AIADMK councillors roughed up DMK councillors at the Chennai Corporation council meeting on Tuesday. The incident was in response to the opposition by DMK councillors Subhash Chandra Bose a... »
CHENNAI, October 1, 2014

Protests continue, but largely peaceful

Normalcy prevailed in the city, throughout Tuesday, with AIADMK cadre staging token fasts in 15 locations in the city, mostly in north Chennai. However, the highlight of the day was the one... »
CHENNAI, October 1, 2014

Murder case transferred to CB-CID

The murder case of psychologist Emma Gonsalvez, which was being investigated by the Egmore police, has now been transferred to the Crime Branch CID. A leading psychologist, Ms. Gonsalvez (82... »
CHENNAI, October 1, 2014

Roads named after people to be reviewed

Roads named after individuals without approval from the government will soon be renamed. Following a resolution by the Chennai Corporation Council on Tuesday, more than 30,000 roads are unde... »
CHENNAI, September 30, 2014

Fast, demos mark protest against Jayalalithaa conviction

Agitators condemning the conviction of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minsiter Jayalaithaa in the disproportionate wealth case gathered in different parts of the city from 9 a.m. onwards. The T... »
Jiiva says Yaan is a ‘Bourne kind of film’ that makes a larger point about human rights violations
CHENNAI, September 30, 2014

Quality over quantity is Jiiva’s new watchword

With the Tamil film industry in a state of flux, actor Jiiva wants to play the waiting game. This Friday, his Yaan, which also happens to be the directorial debut of celebrated cinem... »
Bus was burnt by miscreants at Kamallai Street in Kancheepuram. Photo. D. Gopalakrishnan
KANCHEEPURAM, September 30, 2014

Bus burning case: man and wife arrested

Seven persons have been arrested in connection with a bus burning incident that took place in Kancheepuram following the conviction of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday.The poli... »
Jaswant Singh has grown 55 varieties of herbs, apart from other plants and trees, on his rooftop garden in Mogappair. He received an award from the Chennai Corporation for the best garden at home — Photo: K. Pichumani
September 30, 2014

Residents to create rooftop gardens across Chennai

Jaswant Singh (50) has managed to cultivate 1,000 species of fruits, flowers and medicinal herbs at home. Months after he received an award from the Chennai Corporation, for the best garden... »
CHENNAI, September 29, 2014

Up & About: Watch what you eat? Maybe, not always

Lalitha Rajaram and her husband have dined at restaurants several times, like most people. But, for the first time on October 7, they will not be able to see what they eat. “We will be blin... »
CHENNAI, September 29, 2014

Service class at greater risk

The service class in Chennai is at greater risk of heart attacks, a recent study revealed. According to the study conducted by Metropolis Healthcare Limited, ahead of World Heart Day, hecti... »

Meat, milk and veggie prices tank in Chennai

Anna Nagar’s long wait for a sports complex

Vandalur Zoo builds fancy bird house with a walk-through

City’s peaceful, but quiet

T.M. Krishna honoured

AIADMK-DMK men clash

Amma canteens continued to cater to city

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