Uma Kannan

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3-month-old boy has rare spontaneous combustion

The paediatric intensive care unit at Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital on Friday received a number of curious visitors wanting a glimpse of three-month-old baby Rahul, who suffers from spontaneous human combustion (SHC). Only 200 cases suffering with this condition have been seen in the world over the past 300 years. The last reported case being in the US in 2010.

22,000 Olive Ridleys released into sea


Tree Foundation’s Sea Turtle Protection Force (STPF) has released more than 22,000 Olive Ridley hatchlings (baby turtles) into the sea in just this year.

A group of fisherfolk volunteers have helped

Dearth of psychiatrists a concern, says expert


There has been an increase in the level of awareness amongst individuals about mental disorders, but the social stigma attached to it — both in the rural and urban areas — and lack of psychiatrists ar

Student talent takes wings in art contest


When Shwetha V of PSBB School, K.K. Nagar, took part in Paving Chennai, an art competition jointly organised by this newspaper and Global Art, the Class IX girl chose to sketch neat pavements and lots

Unhygenic conditions plague Maduvankarai

In the midst of Cholera outbreaks hogging the headlines, residents of Maduvankarai have to live in extremely unhygienic conditions thanks to overflowing sewers.

Not just residents, motorists too hav

Giving wings to polio and accident victims


Born in London and brought up in Calcutta, Meena Dadha settled down in Chennai after her marriage. Soon her life started revolving around her family and kids.

“There was an urge to do something for

Science parks in disarray


Science Parks at Periyar Science and Technology Centre, Kotturpuram, are meant to teach scientific concepts through playing equipment.

But the equipment here are poorly maintained and almost all, suc

Rains plague Velachery residents


With less than a couple of months left for the monsoon, many areas in Velachery that come under Ward 177 are still unprepared to tackle the floods.

Storm water drain and road re-laying works are pro

Women rank-holders steal the show at VIT


Woman power was in full flow at the 27th annual convocation of the VIT University at Vellore on Saturday.

A majority of the 134 rank-holders in the various engineering and sciences disciplines turn

Clean-up drive a big hit in neighbourhood


While most residents complain about the city corporation’s inefficiency when they see overflowing garbage bins and debris on the streets, there are a few who step in and remove the garbage on their ow

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