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CHENNAI: Water supply to parts of South Chennai will be disrupted on Wednesday and Thursday as the desalination plant in Nemmeli undergoes maintenance work. Areas like Adyar, Velachery, Besant Nagar, Sholinganallur, East Coast Road., Neelankarai, Kottivakkam, Perungudi, Palavakkam and ...
The Cauvery issue cannot be resolved through posts on social media,'' he said in Coimbatore on Sunday, playing down the GoBackModi hashtag which trended on Twitter when Modi visited Chennai. When questioned as to why he did not insist on forming Cauvery Management Board when he shared the ...

CHENNAI: He cleaned the camera's lens, blinked repeatedly, then rubbed his eyes — but whatever he did, it would not go; the green screen through which his mind seemed to be filtering his vision ... It became a serious concern when it started to affect his work as a Chennai-based wildlife shutterbug.
Anupama Shivaraman has been associated with FICCI FLO Chennai for last 10 years and earlier served as its Vice-Chairperson, a press release said. She had also served the trade body as member of National Governing Body, it added. (This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is ...
23:58 Dhoni's IPL best is not enough as Punjab sneak to four run win. MS Dhoni was at the centre of a stunning batting display as Chennai's bid to overhaul Punjab's 197 fell short by four runs. Chennai needed a stiff 68 runs in the last four overs but Dhoni displayed his finishing skills once again, smashing ...
CHENNAI: More than 70,000 visitors thronged the five indigenous naval warships docked at Chennai port from Friday to Sunday when they were opened to the public as part of the DefExpo 2018. On Sunday alone, nearly 33,500 people braved the summer heat to visit the warships Kamorta, Sumitra, ...

Passengers travelling to Chennai Airport on Monday and Tuesday will have to follow the new traffic route to reach the airport. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is carrying out a trial to open the central arm (which lies unused for years) of a vehicular bridge on the airport premises. This initiative will bring ...
Chennai boy, 10, dies after 25ft fall as bag snags in railing of mall escalator ... CHENNAI: A 10-year-old boy died on Saturday of severe head injuries sustained four days earlier, when his school bag snagged in the moving handrail of an escalator in Express Avenue mall on Tuesday evening, throwing him ...
Chennai can boast of being in close proximity to quite a few landmark forts. Cycling to these heritage structures is a good way to have some fun and exercise while enriching your understanding of their glorious past. The weather is usually ideal for cycling between July and February — barring the heavy ...
CHENNAI: Passengers will now be able to use walkalators to access international and domestic terminals and the airport metro rail station as Airports Authority of India (AAI) commissioned the facilities on Saturday. Though the domestic section of walkalator was inaugurated by chief secretary Girija ...
Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) is tying up with a corporate company to paint murals on metro station walls and viaducts that will reflect the history and culture of the city and the state. They will start with Vadapalani metro station, which is close to Kodambakkam that is the heart of the Tamil film industry ...
An estimated 15 million sq ft of office space is expected to get absorbed in the next five years in Chennai creating a close to 2 lakh new white collar jobs in the city, says a report by JLL India. The Chennai residential market stands to take a leap in demand from end users on account of expected job creation to the tune of 2 ...
CHENNAI: Ever since the 9-to-5 job became an exception and not the norm, there has been a debate about whether shops in the city should be allowed to operate round-the -clock to cater for a sub-society that has started sleeping and waking up at odd hours. On Monday, a public interest litigation petition ...
The CBI on Wednesday registered a case against Chennai-based jeweller Kanishk Gold Pvt Ltd (KGPL) for defrauding a consortium of 14 banks led by the State Bank of India (SBI) to the tune of Rs 824.15 crore in the form of loans now been declared a non-performing asset (NPA). The agency also ...
After a heady few years for Chennai in terms of weather and water, 2018 has some good news in store. Chennai city is said to have reached satisfactory levels of storage in its reservoirs, ranking the second best after the 2015 flooding. Close to 5 TMC of water has been recorded in Chembarambakkam's ...
In a few weeks, commuters in the city will have access to Metro Rail trains every five minutes when the Chennai Central Metro Rail station becomes operational. They can travel a distance of 25 km from Chennai Central to the airport in 45 minutes and the fare is likely to be ₹70. Officials of Chennai Metro ...
CHENNAI: Two policemen from Theni district attempted self-immolation in front of the Tamil Nadu police headquarters at Mylapore here on Wednesday evening to protest against what they called bias by their seniors. The policemen, identified as Raghu and Ganesh, came to the police headquarters in ...

The services of K Arul, registrar (special) at the Madras high court, and D Leelavathi, additional principal judge of family court in Chennai are being ended at the age of 58, without being extended up to 60 years. Whereas R Naraja, who is at present chief judicial magistrate of Tiruvannamalai, is just 50 and ...
The concept offers a crucial time benefit (truckers now wait around 15 hours outside the port gates), could reduce vehicular emission and improve road safety in the area, Chennai Port Trust (ChPT) chairman P Raveendran said. Container Corporation of India (Concor) has created a similar facility at its ...
Shippers and ocean carriers using India's Port of Chennai are expressing relief after truck owners — who had threatened an indefinite strike — withdrew their action plan, after staying off the road for only one day on Monday. The Chennai Trailer Owners Association had issued a strike notice to press for ...
A total of 13 Indians will feature in the singles main draw of the Chennai Open ATP Challenger to be played at the SDAT tennis stadium here from tomorrow. Three Indians got into the main draw after coming through the final qualifying round today. The singles main draw will see top-seed Jordan Thompson ...
Chennai: Government records revealed that nearly 42% of road accidents were reported only during peak hours in the evening when people return home from their day's work or educational institutions. Another 28% of total accidents happen when people rush to their offices from home in the morning after ...
Chennai: Data from the state health department suggests that people in districts with low literacy rate have utilised the '108' emergency ambulance services more effectively ... Most of these calls can be traced to districts like Chennai, Kanyakumari and Coimbatore, which are districts with high literacy rates.
Chennai: A ride through the city, especially at night, from IIT Madras through T Nagar to Nungambakkam offers a variety of scenes — abundant green cover, smaller buildings giving way to multi-storey steel and glass structures and more traffic. As the urban environment changes it also affects the ...
All six buses operated by MTC along an extended route of 29C are express services and the ordinary services on this route have been stopped, say regular users. This bus connects south Chennai with industrial hubs in North Chennai. "Passengers are forced to pay double of what was collected before the ...
CHENNAI: Private hospitals and welfare associations have joined the government's battle against rubella - a viral infection that causes congenital anomalies - by organising awareness programmes. On Sunday, around 400 doctors, students and other members of the public held a rally on Elliot's Beach in ...
Chennai City and Shillong Lajong played out a hard-fought goalless draw in their I-League match on Sunday. Both sides created goal-scoring chances but failed to give the finishing touches to end the match in a stalemate at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. With one point from the match, Shillong Lajong ...
After Cyclone Vardah in December 2016, the Chennai Corporation has done very little to replace the lost green cover in the city. Over 1,00,000 trees were lost in the core city area and suburbs. The civic body had assured the residents that it would replace the greenery in phases. However, no significant ...
Less than a month after TNM reported that the Animal Welfare Board of India is to be shifted out of Chennai, the AWBI has officially announced the move to Faridabad in Haryana. Drilling the final nail in the coffin, the AWBI said in a press release, “All the applications relating to Court cases, RTI, Grievances, ...
CHENNAI: A 38-year-old autorickshaw driver and his wife committed suicide at Eekkadu near Tiruvallur on Wednesday. The deceased have been identified as Mohan, 38, and his wife, Asha, 35. They were found hanging in two nearby huts belonging to them. The incident came to light after their two sons ...
With an area of over three lakh square feet, the Chennai Metro Rail Limited's (CMRL) underground Central metro station may be its biggest ever. Deemed the 'mother of all metro stations', and under construction by Afcons Infrastructure, the three-decked metro station is expected to open in April 2018, ...
The Chennai airport, the fourth busiest airport in the country, is all set to face a major security audit by the U.N. body — the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) — next month, officials said. In case, the ICAO makes adverse remarks, international airlines may tighten security checks at the transit ...
CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu governor's office has decided to keep the gates of Raj Bhavan open between 4.30pm and 5.30pm on all days to encourage the general public to visit the premises. Recommended By Colombia. An official release said a tour using battery operated vehicles would commence on ...
The tyre of a SpiceJet flight travelling from Chennai to Delhi burst when it landed at the Chennai airport on Thursday afternoon. All the passengers were evacuated to safety. The reason for the incident is yet to be ascertained. Flight SG-106 departed to Delhi at 1.43 pm on Thursday. However, soon after ...
Well, this happened in Chennai on Tuesday night – and what followed was even more filmy. The party was gatecrashed by 100 Chennai police officers, who nabbed 76 of the criminals in the next nine hours. The goons were gathered to celebrate the birthday of P Binu – an underworld don who was making ...
They were back, they were hungry and they were as quirky as ever. Ever-popular since the launch of their first TV show Highway on My Plate, travelling chefs and food critics Rocky Singh and Mayur Sharma took some time out while judging SuperChef Chennai 2018, to discuss what they love about the city.
Having done many short solo trips, this time I did not decide on any specific destination or route but to just go North from Chennai, as far as I could, and return. It was not just a test of my stamina and ability to navigate but also a test of the reliability of the machine I was depending on – a Mahindra Thar.
But, it looks like the breezy coastal city of Chennai is also breathing in toxic air. Samples taken from Chennai in the past two months have constantly shown that the city's air is unhealthy. Air Quality Index monitored today showed Manali with an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 162 which is considered unhealthy.
In 2004, Chennai's last Armenian, Michael Stephan, moved out from the city to Bengaluru where he currently works as a Senior Manager, client services, at a facility management company. "There are about six other families in Bengaluru now. We don't have a church there so we visit the Catholic churches," ...
CHENNAI: Following stiff opposition from various quarters, the Tamil Nadu transport department has reduced bus fares up to 20% in selected services. Minimum bus fare in Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) in Chennai has been brought down from Rs 5 to Rs 4 and the fare between two stages has ...
The nationwide Intensified Pulse Polio Immunisation Campaign will begin on Sunday, a press release said. In Tamil Nadu, 43,051 booths have been set up at all primary health centres, government hospitals, ICDS centres, noon meal centres, and schools. The immunisation booths will function from 7 a.m. ...
CHENNAI: Over the course of the next 42 days, 71 lakh children below the age of five years will be administered polio vaccine by the Tamil Nadu government. The pulse polio vaccination, inaugurated by chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday morning, will be carried out till March 11, and will ...
“We have done this in a record nine months and we hope to contribute another Rs. 13,000 crore to the national kitty,” said M. Ajit Kumar, Chief Commissioner of Customs, Chennai zone, at the International Customs Day 2018 function in Chennai. He said the revenue arrears target of Rs. 100 crore fixed for ...
Isha Ganguly, 23, a software engineer from Kolkata, had to recently move hostels, thanks to the experience she had in the Chennai hostel where she was staying at. Ms. Ganguly had severe toothache and fever but her warden refused to help her, saying her responsibility was only to collect fees and look ...
In the early 1990s, a few workers created a stir at an ancillary unit of a major two-wheeler firm in Hosur on a petty issue, which led to halting of production. A budding woman entrepreneur, who was at the helm, was left with no option but to shut down the unit. But, the law of the land did not allow her to do so.
In adopting the regenerative braking technology, each train of the Chennai metro rail system generates approximately a third of the power it consumes to run, according to this report by the Times of India. Speaking to the publication, Chennai metro rail officials claim that a four-car rake running 400 km per ...
Since then, our factory is working in full swing and today, we have 11 units spread in Chennai, Hosur and Himachal Pradesh. One more unit is being planned at Mysuru,” said Sriya Chari, executive director, Rajsriya Automotive Industries Ltd., who also happens to be the board member, EO Chennai.
The declaration is mandatory as per the protocol issued by the Ministry of Urban Development, under the Swachh Bharat Mission. A preliminary resolution has been passed by the Greater Chennai Corporation declaring all the 200 wards open defecation-free, according to sources. As there was no ...
The 69th Republic Day was celebrated with pomp and fervour at the ceremonial parade at the Marina Beach front here on Friday. The celebrations commenced with Governor Banwarilal Purohit hoisting the national tricolour near the Gandhi statue, who also took the salute from the contingents that smartly ...
Velumani also launched a website for Chennai Smart City Limited, the special purpose vehicle supervising the execution of smart cities project. The website (www.cscl.co.in) hosts details regarding the proposals to be implemented under smart cities project. "Details like completed, pending and upcoming ...


 

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