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In a first, tornado strikes briefly in Chennai


Chennai: Robert Gagarin (58) of Uthandi  is not a habitual star-gazer. He just happened to be on the rooftop of his house in time to catch a glimpse of a tornado  in the distance.The day was Thursday

Security up in southern dts

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Madurai: With the Madras high court and its bench here dismissing petitions seeking to relax rules to participate in the guru pooja celebrations of Dalit leader Immanuel Sekaran in Paramakudi on Wedn

DMK chief Karunanidhi for anti-superstition bill

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Chennai: Expressing grief over the killing of social activist Narendra Dabholkar in Pune last month, DMK chief M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday said Centre and state governments should adopt an anti-superst

AAI scouts for operators


New Delhi: The government has initiated the process of privatising the operation and management of six airports of the state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI), with the issue of the Request for Q

It's 'Thalappakatti' biryani, not 'Thalappakattu'


Chennai: The long drawn litigation between two hoteliers contesting use of brand names 'Thalappakattu' and 'Thalapakatti' for selling biryani came to an end on Tuesdsay with both parties signing a jo

Boldness scripted my political success, Jaya tells partymen


Chennai: Seeking to galvanise party cadres ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday told them that she was able to become the Chief Minister for the third ti

Sri Lanka call not serious, danger lurks

Chennai: On the face of it, the Colombo call warning of large-scale Pakistani terrorist incursion into Tamil Nadu does not worry the police intelligence network much, but those in charge of monitorin

Madras taste makes way for Chennai flavour

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Chennai: It is 17 years since our beloved Madras gave way to crackling Chennai, at about the same time that Bombay became Mumbai. In the near two decades since then there has been a sea change in the

A day with doughty Gautam Gambhir

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Gautam Gambhir is no ordinary member of the pack of IPL millionaires. He has a mind of his own and he does not mind speaking it. Spending a day with him in Chennai-Madurai on his visit to a couple of

Kids’ tale of grit against great odds


Chennai: Their stories give tremendous hope to cancer patients to fight the disease with confidence. Around 100 survivors between the age group of five and sixty five years gathered at Sri Ramachandr

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