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The city witnessed lightning on Tuesday evening. Although this is usually a good indicator of rainfall, the showers kept Chennaiites waiting | sunish p surendran
Wish it would rain now: Why it hasn't rained in Chennai this May

In fact, Chennai is the only district in Tamil Nadu that is yet to receive a drop of pre-monsoon rainfall, according to Regional Meteorological Centre data.

6 hours ago

‘Not approving State’s NEET Bills violates Constitutional principles’

“Not approving bills passed by Tamil Nadu seeking exemption from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test was a violation of the basic principles of the Indian Constitution,” said Justice (re

21 hours ago

File picture of deer relaxing on the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, campus
220 deer, 8 blackbucks perished on IIT-M campus

After RTI response reveals three-year figures, animal welfare activist appeals to NGT; institute director acknowledges problem

21 hours ago

Kaleesuwari Refinery admits evading Rs 90 crore tax for past few years?

EDIBLE oil producer Kaleesuwari Refinery Private Limited allegedly evaded taxes of `90 crore for the last three to four years, said sources in the income-tax department on Monday.

22 hours ago

Now, online booking must for Metro Water supply

The severe water shortage that the city is facing, and the resultant complaints of shortage and lack of transparency in sharing the resource, have prompted the Chennai Metro Water board to insist on o

23 May 2017

Ups and downs: Triumph and tragedy atop Everest

For adventure seekers, the lure of Everest is too strong to be ignored. Even fear of death can’t deter them from conquering the world’s highest peak and defy extreme conditions that mortals have to su

23 May 2017

Class XII exam to be out of 600 as Class XI scores to be counted for cut-off

Yet another assessment reform is underway as the State is planning to change the weightage of total marks for Class XII from 1,200 to 600.

23 May 2017

Perfection that transcends time

CSI St Mary’s Church, the first church to be built by the British, East of Suez, is a gem of craftsmanship.  It has a special history section, that contains records of baptisms, marriages and burials

22 May 2017

Sharanya Manivannan at the event|Sunish P Surendran
Love, choices and everything that make a feminist

A uthor and poet Sharanya Manivannan’s book The High Priestess Never Marries recently won the South Asia Laadli Media and Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity, another feather in her cap for her p

22 May 2017

Mother of all questions: how much is the fee?

Did you receive a WhatsApp message saying Tamil Nadu government has fixed `6,300 as the maximum fees schools can collect? It’s humbug.

22 May 2017

To appreciate the art behind a sculpture

Tamil Nadu is a gold mine for followers of architectural history, thanks to well-preserved, documented temples, inscriptions and archaelogical sites, many thousands of years old.

22 May 2017

Drama, Korean style

 Teenagers swear by the Korean drama series, which has a fan base that rivals Ekta Kapoor’s ‘K’ sagas.
 CE speaks to a few youngsters who give ‘die-hard-fan’ a whole different meaning.

22 May 2017

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth. (File photo: EPS)
Protests near Rajinikanth's house, security beefed up

Members of the Tamil Munnetra Padai protested around his house in the locality of Poes Garden.

22 May 2017

A ‘Thomas Gray’ to Sensei Pandian

A  few weeks ago, a man succumbed to renal failure at the GH, Chennai. In a land where births and deaths happen daily and in huge numbers, this passing will go down as just another number; and in the

22 May 2017

Stretched exam timetable leaves engineering college students upset

With the exam season on in most colleges, students of colleges affiliated to the Anna University complain that their  exam schedule is stretched for over a month.

22 May 2017

Temperature to stay below 40 C for the next two days

People of the State can expect some respite from the searing heat for the next couple of days with the weather department forecasting that the maximum temperature will remain below 40 degree Celsius.

22 May 2017

PHOTO: ASHWIN PRASATH
Chennai-based start-up connects transgenders with inclusive employers

Her neatly painted nails are restless as they fiddle with her white-and-pink saree. She smiles distantly and recollects the journey before she was hired.

22 May 2017

Last action hero?

Despite his legendary on-screen status, political commentators wonder if Rajinikanth has the firepower to inspire youngsters to vote for him

22 May 2017

A differently- abled person arriving to present his profile at a ‘Free Swayamvaram, for Disabled’, organised by Chennai Sai Thunai Matrimonial on Sunday | p jawahar
Disability rights activists rap NITI action plan

Critics say the draft plan for 2017-2020 does not mention any financial commitments and fails to ensure digital accessibility

22 May 2017

Matrimony website for diffabled launched

A website to facilitate weddings for the differently-abled was launched in the city on Sunday by Chennai Sai Thunai Matrimonial (CSTM).

22 May 2017

Puzhal plagued by sewage, seemai karuvelam trees

Apart from sewage draining into the Puzhal lake, Arappor Iyakkam, a citizen’s group, has found that the lake, one of the two major rain-fed reservoirs from where water is drawn for the city’s needs, w

22 May 2017

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