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Medical waste let into sewer: TNPCB

Several well-known private hospitals and government general hospitals in Chennai are releasing bio medical effluents from their operation theatres into the sewers.

Hospital waste including blood and

Residents help cops nab child-lifter

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The case of the stolen baby took yet another twist as the Chennai police on Sa­turday claimed they have arrested a woman who co­nfessed to stealing the fo­ur-day-old girl from her mother Kalaiarasi at

SBI faulted on ATM fraud

Browsing the net to check on his bank account during a trip to the Gulf way back in 2009, marine engineer Rajinikanth got the shock of his life when he found Rs 2.82 lakh disappear from his State Bank

Red tape cut to help mom feed baby

Bureaucrats are often accused of tying themselves up in red tape. But, in this case, the state child welfare committee and the Royapuram police deserve kudos for allowing Kalaia­r­asi, the young mothe

Pollution board tells kids to cut cracker noise

Let's not bomb and launch rockets this year.Requesting schoolchildren to cut down on crackers, particularly bombs and rockets, during this Deepavali, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) and

Tamil movie restores lost son to family


Such scripts are written only for Kollywood. Believe it or not, critically acclaimed movie Vazhakku Enn 18/9, telecast on a TV channel as a Vinayaga Chaturdhi special, stunned a Tiruppur family as the

Film helps reunite lost boy with family

Such scripts are written only for Kollywood.

Cop gets award for helping disabled wards see success


All his three children were born blind but that did not break policeman M Murugan. When the first daughter was born, he thought he was just unlucky getting a blind child and when the next girl too was

Rs10,000 compensation for fungus on cake

Though physiotherapist Mr Chandrakanth might have been embarrassed when he realised that the birthday cake he had got for his father had fungus in it, he can now smile: the consumer court has ordered

Child rights panel to soon launch 24-hour helpline

A 24-hour helpline for children will be soon launched by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to redress the child abuse complaints on fast track mode.

In an interview to D

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.