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It is a black flag that flutters atop the flag post at the combined court complex in Tambaram. And this, despite a ban on hoisting black flags in court premises. After the clash between advocates and police inside the Madras High Court premises o...

Jaya threatens to sue Karunanidhi

The Times of India 19.11.2008
Jaya threatens to sue Karunanidhi

CHENNAI: AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa threatened to sue Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi, seeking Rs one crore as damages if he did not apologise for his remarks that her party might have "instigated" the recent violence in Dr Ambedkar Law c...


We're better off without exclusive reservation, say Christian leaders

CHENNAI: Govt to lift the exclusive quota introduced for Christains in 2007 on the request of the community leaders. Fulfilling a pre-election pledge of the ruling DMK, the state government had in September 2007 promulgated an ordinance to provide...

For ambulance, dial 108

Express Buzz 16.09.2008
For ambulance, dial 108

CHENNAI: An accident victim is fighting for his life.As a conscientious citizen you want to help save his/her life. Remember the golden hour concept? In emergency medicine, it is the first 60 minutes after the occurrence of multi-system trauma. Th...


Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be held in Chennai in Jan 2009

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the seventh Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) in Chennai in January next year. Its theme will be the role of overseas Indians in India’s emergence as a global power. The convention...

Earthquake in Andamans triggers tremors in Chennai

CHENNAI: Four undersea earthquakes of moderate intensity struck off the coast of Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Sunday afternoon, leading to tremors in parts of the city. The first quake of 6.0 magnitude was registered on the Richter scale at 1.59...


Assistance for metro rail project cleared

S. Vydhianathan The Hindu 09.08.2008
Assistance for metro rail project cleared

CHENNAI: The Japanese government has given its approval for concessional assistance to the Chennai Metro rail project and the loan agreement is expected to be signed in September this year.

Lights off for eight minutes in Chennai, but TV screens glow

Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Lights went off in several thousand houses in this city at 8 p.m. Friday but television screens continued to glow in the dark, as people remained glued to the unfolding razmatazz of the Beijing Olympics.


Govt plans medical tech park in Chennai

The Economic Times 09.08.2008
Govt plans medical tech park in Chennai

NEW DELHI: The government is setting up a medical technology park in Chennai soon to help cut costs of healthcare equipment and research for new vaccines. The park would include medical device manufacturing units, healthcare infrastructure and vac...

Secretariat building plan modified

A. Srivathsan, T. Ramakrishnan The Hindu 09.08.2008
Secretariat building plan modified

CHENNAI: Further modifications have been made to the Tamil Nadu Assembly complex design. Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi reviewed the Assembly design drawings and a decision was taken to reduce the height of the Secretariat building adjoining the As...


CHENNAI: Back-to-back terror attacks on Bangalore and Ahmedabad in the past two days has injected a sense of urgency in the government's plan to roll out its 'Mega City Policing' guidelines.

New water billing system for multi-storeys

K. Lakshmi The Hindu 26.07.2008
New water billing system for multi-storeys

CHENNAI: Chennai Metrowater is set to introduce a new billing system for metered water supply connections in multi-storeyed buildings soon. As per the proposal, the total water consumption of the complex, for the purpose of billing, would be equal...


Unused land turned into park

Jayaraj Sivan & Julie Mariappan The Times of India 21.07.2008
Unused land turned into park

CHENNAI: Thanks to the efforts of a private builder and some local residents, a 24,000 sq ft property, which was a dumping yard till the other day, has been transformed into a beautiful park in MRC Nagar. It is expected to be inaugurated soon by l...

Chennai's new worrying trend, kids on bikes

Meenakshi Mahadevan CNN-IBN 17.07.2008
Chennai's new worrying trend, kids on bikes

Chennai: Police in Chennai have a new worry, many school kids in the city ride around town without licenses. But now the police is taking action, not just against them but their parents too.


Chennai Takes to Aero Boxing

Medindia.com 16.07.2008
Chennai Takes to Aero Boxing

Fitness freaks in Chennai have taken to aero boxing in a big way. It is for the first time in the country that such an indigenous workout regime has been formulated to help people stay fit. This workout involves a combination of aerobic exercises ...

17 seizures put Olympics drugs ring over Chennai

Meenakshi Mahadevan CNN-IBN 14.07.2008
17 seizures put Olympics drugs ring over Chennai

Chennai: With the seizure of 17 consignments of drugs in less than a year, authorities fear Chennai may have become a transit point for drugs being smuggled to China for the Beijing Olympics.


Chennai becoming preferred port of call for cruise ships

M Gunasekaran The Times of India 13.07.2008
Chennai becoming preferred port of call for cruise ships

CHENNAI: It might not be on par with St Maarten in the Caribbean or Kings Wharf in Bermuda but Chennai is fast emerging as a premier destination for cruise voyagers and one of the ports of call for elite travellers from the US and Europe.

TAFE Access to open Tata Motors dealership in Chennai

TAFE Access Ltd, a subsidiary of Tractors and Farm Equipments Ltd (TAFE), which recently gave up dealership of Hyundai, on Friday became one of Tata Motors’ dealers in Chennai, under a new name, TAFE Reach.


Human skulls, bones found at a Chennai rail terminal

CHENNAI: At least four human skulls and several bones were found at a rail terminal here on Friday, causing a minor flutter.

Samsung Sets Up First Digital Zone in Chennai

Samsung India has announced the setting up of its first 'Samsung Digital Zone' in Chennai. The Samsung Digital Zone – an exclusive, interactive display of the company’s digital imaging products is set up at Ground Floor, City Center Plaza, Bata Mo...