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Jewellers target kids for goldrush

Rising gold prices and cautious buying sentiments have forced jewellers to come out with innovative ideas to sustain consumer purchases be it Italian fusion jewellery or branded jewellery for kids.


Summer hammers price of eggs


Scorching heat has taken its toll on poultry too making even eggs costlier.

The price of the common man’s commodity has been on the upswing for the last few weeks and is expected to shoot up furth

CII working on blue rating for corporate houses, factories

After green rating for buildings, it is time for blue rating. With water fast becoming a scarce resource for industries, the Union ministry of water resources has decided to implement strict measures

Chennai fabric export units face closure

Chennai, known for its Madras Checks the world over, is fast losing its status as a leading woven apparel exporter to its Bangladeshi counterparts.

The city, which had about 500 woven units exportin

Ardent cyclers peddle in style


Caught in the space war among motorists, cars and buses on the city roads is the declining
population of cyclists.

Normal bicycles which were a common sight even about a decade ago, are rare not bec

Chennai’s petrol pumps in a mess


Chennai’s petrol pumps are in a mess. The problem that started with the shortage of diesel owing to partial shutdown of one of the key refineries in the South has now spilled over to petrol ever since

Pavement dwellers get voter identity cards


Pavement dweller Mariamma, 27, will walk in to cast her first vote during the 2014 election thanks to a Chennai-based NGO which has given her not just a voter ID card and a house to live but also a li

Centre mulls amendments to energy act

In the future, product recalls may not be restricted only to the auto sector. If the amendment to the Energy Conservation Act, as recommended by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, is accepted and enacte

SC rule on helmets breached

In a blatant violation of the Supreme Court order, most motorcycle-makers continue to sell their vehicles without helmets.

The SC, in an order in June 2010, had made it compulsory for every motorcycl

Suburbs to soon turn trade hub

The much-neglected suburbs of northern and western Chennai are likely to see a spurt in commercial activity with a new logistics park coming up at Sholavaram town, bordering Tiruvallur district.


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