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A VIEW FROM THE HINDU: From the seat of power to a centre for public healthcare. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan
The Hindu A VIEW FROM THE HINDU: From the seat of power to a centre for public healthcare. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan

It’s going to be a multi-super specialty hospital for the poor

Ms. Jayalalithaa told the Assembly amid thumping of desks by members that facilities in the proposed hospital would be comparable to those at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New... » 39 comments
Kalaivanar Arangam in Chennai was demolished in December 2009 to make way for the new Secretariat building’s Block B, now to be developed as a medical college. Photo: R. Ragu

Conversion to hospital feasible but will cost money

The new Secretariat building on Anna Salai was certainly not built to accommodate a hospital, but the task of converting what is essentially an office building into a hospital is eminently feasible, s... » 3 comments

In tune with our readers

The government's decision to utilise the premises for a substantive public purpose will surely bring cheer to those who supported and responded to this newspaper's campaign. » 2 comments

What the new hospital and college mean for Chennai

‘There is an absolute need for such a specialised care centre in the city' » 10 comments

2,500 ideas for new Secretariat building

Responding with great enthusiasm to The Hindu's invitation for ideas on how the sprawling new building on Anna Salai could be saved from falling into disuse, readers and concerned citizens... »

Prime Minister’s speech at Opening of New Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly & Secretariat Complex

Following is the text of Prime Minister’s Prime Minister’s Remarks at the Opening of New Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly & Secretariat Complex:“I am truly deligh... »
PRIME MOVER: Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on a visit to the construction site. He made periodic trips here to oversee the progress of the project.

The story of the search

For over 25 years, the Tamil Nadu State government and policy makers were in search of a suitable location for the Secretariat. It all started with the decision of the M.G. Ramachandran regi... »
Tamil inscriptions, dating back to 10th century A.D., on qualifications required of candidates standing for election, at Uttaramerur in Kancheepuram district.
— PHOTO: S. THANTHONI

Uttaramerur model of democracy

Explaining the concepts behind the grand new Secretariat complex in Chennai, Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi referred to the great inspiration Tamil Nadu can draw from the Uttaramerur inscription. It... »
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi going round the new Assembly complex on Saturday. Photo: DIPR

Tamil Nadu’s Legislature gets a grand, green home

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hails State as being in the forefront of India's development and the quest for social justice. »
FROM THAT ERA: Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran, with V.N. Janaki, who succeeded him, and V.R.Nedunchezhian (far left), at a public event in February
1985.

Historic moments, historic personalities

As it moves into its new home, here is a potted history marking some moments in the life of the Tamil Nadu Legislature: In early 1927, Muthulakshmy Reddy, the well-known medical practi... »
IN THE PUBLIC SPACE: The new Assembly complex is a symbol of the
new approach to governance. — PHOTO: S. R. RAGHUNATHAN

Structure for the people

The new Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly reaches out to all »