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Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao (File Photo)
AIADMK merger: Tamil Nadu governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to leave for Chennai

Although his office did not discord the purpose of his visit to Chennai,  it comes in the context of moves by both factions of the AIADMK, led by O Panneerselvan and Edappadi K Palaniswami, to merge.

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AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala (File | EPS)
AIADMK general council to meet today to oust Sasikala?

The general council of AIADMK will be convened soon after the merger of factions led by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and the rebel leader O Pannneerselvam is formalised on Monday.

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DMK working president M K Stalin (File | PTI)
EPS, OPS acting on play scripted in Delhi, says DMK working president MK Stalin

In a scathing attack on OPS, he noted that the former chief minister had earlier demanded a probe by a SC judge into the death of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa , later demanding a CBI probe.

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How to protect data in era of less privacy and identity theft

The lack of awareness about the ill-effects of compromising on privacy is leading to a number of issues like data theft and cyber fraud.

20 Aug 2017

A worker segregates waste at a plastic recycling plant in Choolai | shiba prasad sahu
18 per cent GST on recycled plastic granules leaves rag pickers in distress

Ragpickers, the unsung green warriors who collect and segregate plastic waste, are in distress as an 18% GST on recycled plastic granules has brought the industry to a standstill.

20 Aug 2017

PIL to treat 3-yr-old jumbo calf

A PIL has been filed in the Madras High Court for a directive to the forest department to provide proper treatment to a three-year-old elephant calf, which was allegedly abandoned by its mother and fo

20 Aug 2017

Minimally invasive, scarless heart surgery at Rajiv Gandhi General Hospital

A beating heart cardiac bypass surgery was performed without slitting open the chest in the centre by Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital.

20 Aug 2017

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurates LED lighting at Chennai Central station

The Southern Railway has put in place an LED lighting system at Chennai Central station, which would help in bringing down the station’s energy requirement and its monthly expenditure.

20 Aug 2017

Jayalalithaa’s nephew raps government for flouting norms while taking over Veda Nilayam

The revenue officials commenced the preliminary work to convert late chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s residence into a public memorial.

20 Aug 2017

Thermal paper bills making life hard for consumers

With many customers unhappy with receipts given in shops and restaurants that fade away too soon, experts say switch to direct thermal printer will help.

19 Aug 2017

Marc Serota’s award-winning photo of devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005; (below) Another of his famous works
Digital photography brought instant gratification: Photographer Marc Serota

Marc Serota is an award-winning photographer who specialises in sports photography.

19 Aug 2017

Madras High Court raps City corporation chief for not revising property tax for years

The Commissioner has not revised property tax for years and has caused heavy loss to exchequer despite being vested with power to do so.

19 Aug 2017

‘Run/Walk’ in Chennai to raise funds for free cancer treatment

In association with Chennai Breast Centre and Penn Nalam, Madras Mustangs, a fitness enthusiastic group is organising a fundraising ‘Run/Walk’ in Chennai on August 20.

18 Aug 2017

Street photographer Ramesh Raja finds life through his lens

Retired banker-cum-photographer Ramesh Raja does not hunt for a perfect picture. He finds it everywhere

18 Aug 2017

Gamer Noobita’s dream run from Mario to CSGO

Abdul Faiyaz, a commerce graduate from Hyderabad, plays Counter Strike for 10 hours daily

18 Aug 2017

Grab some bear points

In this boardgame, three or more players vie for the title of ‘Best Bear Park’ by building enclosures, habitats and abilities as well as getting hold of public achievements chosen at random in each ga

18 Aug 2017

Ai is passé... Human emotions for the win

There is this quaint little subreddit called r/totallynotrobots, where a group of humans pose as robots and post things that bots who try to fit in as humans would do.

18 Aug 2017

Panelists at the event 

Patients with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing mental illness than the general population because of many factors.

18 Aug 2017

Panelists at the event
To go beyond beauty standards set by society

The weekend gone by witnessed discussions that burst the myths on the fame of the beauty industry.

18 Aug 2017

AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma Faction leader and former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam arriving at his official residence at Greenways Road as part of merger talks with party supporters in Chennai on Friday. | PTI
As OPS drives hard bargain, AIADMK merger announcement paused 

Though details are sketchy still, indications are that it is the trouble within the rebel faction headed by former chief minister O Panneerselvam that is delaying the next step.

18 Aug 2017

Sekar Pitchai, one of India’s top surfers, will also be seen in the event.
Covelong Surf Festival to begin on August 25

The fifth edition of Covelong Point Surf, Music and Yoga Festival 2017 will be held at Covelong Point, Chennai from August 25 to 27, 2017.

18 Aug 2017