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Early start to beat traffic blues

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Chennai: After the road accident that occurred in Kandanchava-di, Chennai, in which four school students who were travelling on the footboard lost their lives, the Chennai High Court has asked the ed

Chennai can expect little rain in December

The city may get very minor relief by way of rains this week and next week with weather sites predicting a couple of centimetres or so of rainfall from Monday/ Tuesday.

But all hopes of a copious no

Tamil Tyagaiyya deserves more recognition

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Papanasam Sivan, born Ramaiya in 1890 at Polakam village of Thanjavur district, had a spark of genius in him as he composed and sang his first song Unnai Thudhikka Arul Thaa in Kuntala Varali raga and

Residents flay civic body’s apathy

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Residents of Pattinam­pkkam-lighthouse link road accuse Chennai corporation of indifference to their civic problems.

Moreover, residents believe that their economic vulnerability is taken as a reaso

Not enough signboards for Chennai Central buses

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Dearth of signboards at the Central station and the Government General Hos­pital (GH) bus stand causes a lot of inconvenience to those who visit Chennai as they are forced to waste a lot of time looki

For musicians, priming voice alone is not enough

For musicians, a great deal of effort goes into preparing for the music season. Not just in terms of equipping themselves musically, but also taking measures consciously to stay fit physically and men

Chennai may face water shortage as monsoon fails

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With just a month left for the monsoon season to end, the city could be heading for an acute water crisis in summer next year, if the rain plays truant and fails to make up for the existing deficit in

Season of melody dawns upon Namma Chennai

If a sharp knock on the door is heard, as if a woodpecker is at it, it will be Ganapathi paying his annual visit to our home to ‘do’ the sabhas in December. This worthy, hailing from Thanjavur, is dom

Chennai moves to turn hi-tech textile hub

Auto companies apart, Chennai may soon become the hot spot of technical textile units.

The Textiles Ministry has agreed to part-fund the setting up of the Rs 117.07 crore Palla­va­da Technical Tex­t

Sandalwood gift to Nagore dargah

Reaching out to the Muslims, chief minister J. Jayalalithaa on Sunday ordered providing 40 kg of sandalwood for free to the famous Nagore Dargah for the annual santhanakoodu festival (Urs).

The Nagor

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