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Cops protect panchayat president from caste Hindus

A dalit panchayat president in Theni district has been provided round-the-clock police protection after he was attacked by caste Hindus.

K. Arivalagan, 40-year-old president of Kadamalaikundu panchay

E-waste spoils living rooms


Builder C.M. Rajinikanth of Metha Nagar gave away nearly 34 kg of electronic waste during our recent collection of e-waste campaign in Chennai.

He disposed of outdated speakers, old CPU and a printe

Alex Paul Menon’s village prays for its son

C.Anand, brother of abducted Chhattisgarh IAS officer Alex Paul Menon said the government emissary reached asthma medicines to Menon and told the family that the Maoists’ hostage “is keeping well”.

Chennai readies to give country its solar atlas


Chennai is readying to give India its solar atlas, which will have details on radiation of solar energy in various cities in the country.

A team of experts set up by the ministry of new and renewable

College helps deprived fulfil dreams


Two years ago, 23-year-old E. Ramu worked as an office assistant in the Mayajal movie complex in Chennai. Now he is the top-scoring II B.Sc. Maths student in Swami Dayananda College of Arts and Scienc

Old age home told to pay up for service deficiency

An elderly woman fought against a posh old age home after her sister passed away after vacating the home complaining of deficiency of services during a medical emergency.

The sister took up the case

Passenger helps people to safety

J.P. Raja, 28, was among the passengers in the bus (23-C) that climbed the railings of the Gandhi Mandapam Road late on Monday night.

However, unlike the others, he collected his wits together and h

Tsunami victims in safe hands


The chants haunt visitors till long after they step out of Sakya Home. Lord Buddha seems to come alive at this modest quarters for about 50 orphaned children as they begin the day chanting, ‘Buddham S

DC campaign against e-waste: High time we all woke up


Alarm bells rang out at the launch of the month-long DC campaign on e-waste management in the city on Sunday.

Before anybody pushes the panic button on the issue, speakers at the inaugural,—US consu

Why fast food, try this millet canteen


Syeda Sana, a student of MOP College, was delighted. The 23-year-old ate delicious, traditional ragi dosa in the makeshift millet canteen in the city.

“I tried traditional items such as ragi and camb

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