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What is this kingdom hearts?

An amalgam of Disney and SquareEnix, Kingdom Hearts has characters that are well-loved in the Disney franchise, portrayed in a Final Fantasy-esque way.

17 hours ago

Adil is all for a little bit of jazz, blues, fusion & funk

Adil Manuel's band, Mr Manual Manuel and members of Electrik Circus will perform a mix of jazz, fusion, funk, rock and blues.

17 hours ago

Metro rail workers watch as the Tunnel Boring Machine cuts open the final slice of the tunnel at Chennai Central on Friday | Sunish P Surendran
Second Central tunnel gets ready

Work on the tunnel, beginning from Washermanpet, was completed on Friday with Tunnel Boring Machine bringing down the high wall at Central; track-laying work to be completed in three months

19 hours ago

IIT Madras (File Photo)
IIT roped in to prepare oil spill contingency plan

In order to have its own contingency plan to tackle oil spill, the Tamil Nadu government has entrusted the task to the Indian Institute of Technology- Madras.

19 hours ago

On a zombie rush

We review what could possibly be the best multiplayer game on the zombie apocalypse of all time — Left 4 Dead

23 hours ago

Intricate motifs to dye for

Summer has set in, and there’s nothing more important than wearing comfortable cotton clothes. That’s where Kalamkari prints, Chennai’s all-time favourite, come in!.

23 hours ago

Deepa Jayakumar addresses a press conference on Friday. (EPS)
Deepa Jayakumar to contest bypoll for Jayalalithaa's seat RK Nagar, launches MGR Amma Deepa Peravai

It is not a political party, she insisted, and said it was a forum for the supporters of 'Amma' Jayalalithaa to come together and take forward her legacy through her good work.

24 Feb 2017

Sudhakar (R) recalls the moments before his friends slipped off train | Sunish p surendran
Train tragedy: Felt a push but held on to the pole, managed to survive, says friend of victims

Sudhakar recounts the tragedy he saw up-close; when the train stopped, around 40 people ran to the site to help the boys who had slipped off and lay bleeding.

24 Feb 2017

Passengers blame fewer services for the mishap

The survivors of Thursday’s gory accident said the fast train from Chengalpattu runs late almost every day.

24 Feb 2017

Shattered dreams, devastated family

Praveen Raj (18), the youngest in the family decided to start working three years back to support his family and for his sister’s wedding. But this dream was short lived.

24 Feb 2017

A bleak future ahead for accident survivors

The four survivors of Thursday’s suburban train accident may have a tough life ahead since most of them suffered severe fractures in femur, legs and hands.

24 Feb 2017

Animal welfare board caught in a fund web of its own making

Audit report of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests sourced through an RTI applicant reveals a slew of financial irregularities with charges of conflict of interest against its office bearer

24 Feb 2017

Boss moved camp office without nod

It is not just financial irregularities and conflict of interest that have been brought to light in the functioning of the Animals Welfare Board of India.

24 Feb 2017

Former CM late J Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden Residence. (FIle | EPS)
Deepak Jayakumar stakes claim to aunt Jayalalithaa’s Poes garden home and properties; opposes AIADMK’s TTV Dinakaran and Dr Venkatesh 

Deepak, last seen during final rites of Jayalalithaa in December last year has spoken for the first time about his and his sister’s legal claim to the properties, occupied by Sasikala and her family.

23 Feb 2017

Accident spot near St Thomas mount station, in which 2 people died and 5 injured on Thursday morning.(Sunish P Surendran | Express Photo Service)
Three travellers slip to death from Chennai suburban train near St. Thomas Mount station

Police identified the two men who died on the spot as Praveen Raj, 19, and Manikandan, 22, both residents of Perungalathur.

23 Feb 2017

Universities to get new vice-chancellors this Friday?

The Vice-Chancellor’s post in State universities that have been lying vacant may finally be filled on Friday (Feb 24), the birth anniversary of the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, sources said.

23 Feb 2017

Biomedical waste disposal | File Photo
Measures in place to regulate biomedical waste disposal

Hospitals under scanner amidst increase in the quantity of biomedical wastes

23 Feb 2017

Of late Singapore has emerged the most favourite destination for Indian tourists | D Sampathkumar
Chennai holds second position in generating tourists to Singapore

Chennai stands second after Mumbai in terms of generating visitors to Singapore.

23 Feb 2017

An elderly man takes a leak at the Broadway bus terminus. Toilets have to be built in a hurry if the aim to become open defecation free by 2018 is to become a reality | romani agarwal
Lack of toilets at bus terminuses puts hygiene initiatives in limbo

When Rajendran, a Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) bus driver, was asked directions for the restroom at the Vadapalani Bus Terminus, he was taken aback.

23 Feb 2017

CCTV footage helps police track down two bicycle robbers

CCTV footage helped the city police nab two persons, who stole bicycles near schools and tuition centres in Ashok Nagar, on Wednesday.

23 Feb 2017

Stray dog goes on biting spree, attacks 26 people

A stray dog bit 26 people, including two children, at Vallam village in Chengalpattu on Wednesday, creating rabies scare in the area.

23 Feb 2017