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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 ...
Chennai: The city corporation is warming up to the idea of utilising corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds, brought to the table by corporate firms and private clubs, to finance lake eco-restoration projects. The corporation maintains over 100 small to mid-sized water bodies in the city's core and extended ...
With 50 heritage walks in 20 cities including Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore, the India Heritage Walk Festival will be held from February 1 to 28. ... In Chennai, the walk will be conducted at the Madras Literary Society on February 10 (theme -- the story of India's oldest library) and on February 24 ...
Industry department sources told TOI of the five companies, the biggest investor is Ceat Tyres which will invest Rs 1,360 crore to set up a new factory at Sungarvarchatram, 50km from Chennai. "So far we have cleared Bhart Fritz's application. Based at Hosur in Krishnagiri, the company wants to expand the ...
Chennai: A physical education professor's dream of publishing a Tamil-Sanskrit dictionary came true on Tuesday but three months after his death. The dictionary, compiled by S Hariharan, has more than 45,000 words, making it the biggest book published on this field so far. Governor Banwarilal Purohit ...
Another road safety week has passed. Honestly, I don't know what it has achieved. However, I know one thing for certain: It has done little for the IT Corridor. Factors that make this stretch unsafe for pedestrians remain. Before I proceed further, let me point out that among the roads across Chennai, the IT ...
Chennai: A fourth year mechanical engineering student committed suicide on Monday by jumping off the fourth floor a building at SRM engineering College in Kattankolathur here as he had failed in seven papers in the semester examinations. The exam results were published on Monday. Joy Nitin, 22, a ...
"People in Chennai are familiar with beet, but the customers here hadn't seen betroot leaves before. It got sold out within one hour," he says, attributing the speed of sales, in part, to the freshness of his produce. An elderly shopper nods in agreement off-handedly, preoccupied with checking out his stock of ...
Southern Railway will operate a weekly special train between Chennai Central and Mangaluru Junction during April-June this year to clear extra rush of passengers. A press release here said that Train No. 06055 will leave Chennai Central at 6.20 p.m. on Tuesdays, starting April 3 till June 26, to reach ...
Chennai: A day after an 18-year-old ITI student was hacked to death on Tank Bund Road in Nungambakkam, police have detained a man in ... They said he had called his home around 7.30pm on Friday and told his family that his mother had boarded a train at Chennai Beach and would be home late.
Chennai: This summer, a group of college students from the United Kingdom might well be spotted studying the musical traditions of Thanjavur or traditional medicinal plants in Chennai, guided by professors of University of Madras. The 161-year-old university will host a set of students from the UK, for a ...
The Telugu Desam Party leadership here has come out in defence of its Mayor Abdul Aziz in the wake of a cheating case filed by a Chennai-based company named Prasad Gempex in the Central crime Branch, Chennai, recently. The party leaders examined the records and bank transactions pertaining to ...
The Chennai Rivers Restoration Trust (CRRT), which is tasked with keeping tabs on the progress of the Cooum river restoration project, had no idea illegal dumping was taking place. "We have not reviewed the project's progress for some time. It is being implemented by the PWD and the corporation," a ...
Chennai: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will step up its maintenance and feedback system following instructions from Union minister of state Jayant Sinha. The minister inspected toilets and a part of the domestic terminal as he passed through the airport on his way to attend a function at IIT-M recently.
In Tamil Nadu, though the government constituted SPCAs in many districts, no society was formed Chennai. As MSPCA is a pioneer in taking action against those inflicting cruelties on animals, the state government recognised them and allowed the body to continue as SPCA. However, a vested interest ...
As part of India Road Safety Mission, a comprehensive road safety index rating of 10 cities, was undertaken after considering key parameters such as traffic control, safety of people, pedestrian rights, lighting and maintenance, heavy vehicle management and cleanliness. The Greater Chennai Traffic police ...
Enchanting Tamil Nadu -- The 44th Tamil Nadu tourism trade fair exhibition at Arignar Anna Kalaiarangam, Theevuthidal/Island Grounds, Kamraj Salai, Chennai is under way now. Here's a look at the fair, which kicked off on Saturday January 13, 2018, and will go on for 70 days. In this fair, state and ...
Chennai: The Margazhi season may have wound up but the music goes on in many halls across Chennai. And Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan is also doing its bit to continue the magic by presenting an exclusive concert at the Music Academy on January 25. The 73-piece National youth Orchestra ...
"We wanted to organise a public art festival, which is relatively a new concept in Chennai, along the Cooum. We spent two years seeking permission for the site and finally had to change the venue," said Mr. Schippert. The exhibition will be a platform to visualise what art in public spaces could be in the city.
Chennai: Two buffalos died and four other buffalos sustained injuries after being hit by an MRTS train near Chepauk station here on Friday morning. Though buffaloes and other animals getting hit by trains is quite common in Chennai, the incident that happened on the elevated track baffled railway ...
The Telugu Desam Party leadership here has come out in defence of its Mayor Abdul Aziz in the wake of a cheating case filed by a Chennai-based company named Prasad Gempex in the Central crime Branch, Chennai, recently. The party leaders examined the records and bank transactions pertaining to ...
The devastating Chennai floods in 2015 that brought to the fore the negligence of waterbodies highlighted the need to create a dialogue on water in urban spaces through the 'Embrace Our Rivers' initiative of Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan. Initiated in 2016, Chennai Water Forum, a three-day event, ...
An Ethiopian airlines flight (ET638), operating on the Addis Ababa-Singapore-Kuala Lumpur sector, was diverted to Chennai on Thursday, after Sri Lanka closed its airspace for some time in connection with the Agni-V missile test off the coast of Odisha. The twin-engine aircraft, a Boeing 787-8 (ET-ATK), ...
Suresh Pawar grows strawberries in Mahabaleshwar. The 39-year-old farmer works on his roughly 2.5 acres of land everyday, and is doing pretty well for himself. Like any entrepreneur, however, he has ambitions, and has set his eyes down South -- Chennai in particular -- to fulfil them. He has been ...
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurates the 'Make-II' Defence investors' cell during the Defence-Industry Development Meet in Chennai on Thursday. Also seen are Edappadi K Palaniswami, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister ; Ajay Kumar (second left), Secretary, Defence Production, and S Christopher, ...
The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) announced on Thursday that plans were on to shift its office from Chennai to Delhi. Speaking to the press at the Chennai office, AWBI Chairman SP Gupta said, "As per the rules, this(office) has to be at Delhi. I have spoken to all employees here. They are all willing ...
The 41st edition of the Chennai Book Fair is also the best place where the old and the new coexist. Works of the 2017 Man Booker Prize winner George Saunders share space with classics by Charles Dickens and George Eliot. The fair, organised by the Booksellers and Publishers Association (BAPSA) ...
Chennai: Boardroom meetings can be boring. But, take it out of the office, and add a dash of fun and festivity and the bonds that are forged may last a lifetime. And that's exactly the idea behind Startup Pongal, the second edition of which will be held on at MNM Jain College in Thoraipakkam here on ...
To start with the weather of South, a cyclonic circulation is over South Tamil Nadu and adjoining Sri Lanka. In wake of this weather system, light to moderate rains will continue over many parts of Tamil Nadu. Chennai is also expected to record light rains. Meanwhile, scattered showers are predicted over ...
For the first time in this decade, in 2017, residential launches in Chennai dropped below 10,000 units due to demonetisation and GST coupled with concerns over job security in the IT/ITeS sector and ambiguity over Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA), which took effect on May 1, ...


 

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