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Sand crisis in Tamil Nadu puts infrastructure projects in tailspin

With less than one-third of the sand quarries in the State operational now, Tamil Nadu is facing a crisis that has crippled its infrastructure projects.

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Actor Suriya visited mosque to pray, not convert

A video of actor Suriya praying at a mosque in a traditional Muslim attire has been doing rounds on social media. The video has been going viral and is said to be fake.

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Ganesh’s art work.
This 13-year-old is drawing attention

A finely detailed acrylic painting of an African elephant and a turbaned, rustic-looking man are standout works of Ganesh’s repertoire that caught the eye at the Life and Art Academy, Adyar.

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P P Chaudhary (second left), Union Minister of State for Law and Justice, at the Rajasthan Ratna Award
Rajasthan Ratna conferred on two

The Rajasthani Association of Tamil Nadu honoured six of their members with the Rajasthan Ratna, Rajasthan Shree and Rajasthan Vishisht SevaSamman at the Music Academy recently.

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An inside view of the Tirumala Temple; (below) young boys undergoing training at the veda patashala in Dharmagiri; Rajendra Srivathsa Kondapalli
Tirumala Tirupati, like you’ve never seen before

It was Rajendra Srivathsa Kondapalli’s dream to capture the world of Tirumala Tirupati for television. He worked with temple officials for more than a year, and on Monday, NatGeo televised his film

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Coaches connected with the Centre Buffer Coupler mechanism
Railways to retrofit coaches with safety mechanism soon

The Railways will soon begin retrofitting  thousands of rakes with a mechanism that would stop them from climbing over another in the event of an accident.

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Why can’t the Centre open medical college in each district in every State: Justice Kirubakaran

The court also asked whether or not the Medical Council of India was aware that students who get less marks are able to get admission in foreign medical institutions in foreign countries.

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Madras HC ticks off State Election Commission over elections to local bodies

As per Justice Kirubakaran’s order, the local body elections should have been concluded by December 31, 2016. But the polls had been postponed on one pretext or the other, the judge said. 

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Security guard dies trying to fight robbers in Chennai

A Security guard was murdered late on Saturday by assailants when he tried to prevent them from entering the office that he guarded in Kalpakkam.

27 Mar 2017

Man hacked to death in Tiruvallur, business rivalry suspected

A three-member gang hacked a realtor near his office at Nandiambakkam near Minjur late on Saturday. Business rivalry is believed to be the motive, said the police.

27 Mar 2017

Four-member gang in Chennai poses as EB staff, robs gold, silver

A woman and three other persons posing as Electricity Board staff allegedly threatened a  woman with  knives and robbed nearly 45 sovereigns of gold jewellery and 3.5 kg silver from her house.

27 Mar 2017

Construction of a new park going on under the flyover opposite to the Music Academy | ASHWIN PRASATH
Granite park that costs a bomb to be opened bang opposite Music Academy in Chennai

The project cost is an estimated Rs 4.62 crore, which is more than what the civic body spends annually on infrastructure and equipment in 281 schools or in the 138 primary health centres it runs.

27 Mar 2017

Passengers on waitlist can take alternate train soon

Hereis a bit that will please wait-listed train passengers.

27 Mar 2017

Pradeep Chakravarthy during the talk
Difference between kama and moha through poems

Though most of us know what eroticism is, how many of us would dare talk about it in a public forum? But in the 17th Century, things were different.

27 Mar 2017

Rakesh Shukla with the rescued dogs
A retirement home for the four-legged patriots

The canines that served in the police, military and railways are taken care of at the Voice of Stray Dogs (VoSD), a Bengaluru-based shelter. There are, however, none in Chennai yet.

27 Mar 2017

Aishwarya Easwaran, Alekyaa Mathangi, Savita Sivakumar, Goutham Kumar
No kidding...these children are almighty

Eight-year-olds from a city school go beyond their age to understand and portray themes of bigotry, loss of morals, violence and distrust.

27 Mar 2017

Representative images of Uber and Ola cabs
The ‘cabonomics’ of pricing

Ola and Uber have brought back ‘extra charges’, making everyone hard.Baxi, a bike-taxi app, was launched recently in Chennai with fixed rates that are also affordable. But will it counter the surge?

27 Mar 2017

RK Nagar bypoll campaign picking up momentum, ministers join in

Campaign for the April 12 RK Nagar bypoll appears to be picking up momentum with candidates and their leaders criss-crossing the constituency to woo voters.

27 Mar 2017

Can we please address real issues of people in RK Nagar constituency?

Lost in the din of the RK Nagar by-election contest among heavyweights from various parties are the real issues for which locals seek lasting solutions.

27 Mar 2017

Avoid unfamiliar abbreviations in judgments, Madras HC tells lower courts

The Madras High Court directed lower courts not to use unfamiliar abbreviations, but to pass orders using simple language.

26 Mar 2017

Two held with Rs 3.42 crore demonetised currency in Chennai's Manapakkam

Two persons were detained by the police, who have also seized `3.42 crore in demonetised notes of `1,000 and `500 from them, at JJ Lakshmi Avenue, Manapakkam near Nandambakkam, on Saturday afternoon. 

26 Mar 2017