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South Africa to take cue from Chennai SHGs


“Self-help groups in Chennai are vibrant and good in communication; their growth as units is tremendous.

We will incorporate this module in our country to help the destitute women in South Africa,”

Cheers to Chennai’s pettais


Radio jockeys and scribes are seeking celebrities for quotes on why Madras is special.

They also depend on historians for facts and figures related to erstwhile Madrassapattinam. But one part of Mad

More in store for business travellers

Business travellers to Chennai, who dominate the lodging segment of the city’s hospitality sector, will get more options to choose from with the state capital expected to add 3,000-plus rooms in the n

After the exodus, people from north-east head back to Bengaluru


Reflecting a gradual return to normalcy after the panic exodus, people from the north-east headed back to Bengaluru in special trains from Guwahati as the situation eased on Monday.

A spokesman for t

Chennaiites ready to pay for parking

A recent study by a private consultant on parking woes in the city has found that 90 per cent of the people were ready to pay for parking provided they were given a better place to park their vehicles

Worried kin want them to return


Tamil Nadu railway police said about 300 people from Manipur, Assam and Nagaland left Coimbatore over the past two days; and over 1,500 people could have left Chennai through trains, many from Chennai

Corporation to re-lay 500 roads


Chennai corporation has planned to re-lay around 500 roads before the onset of northeast monsoon. The corporation has allotted over Rs195 crore for the restoration of roads.

According to a press st

BE.counselling likely at 4 towns


Students hoping to join engineering colleges, may have an easier time attending counselling from next year as the government is considering decentralising the process.

While students from all over

Aussie vet’s warning against emu biz fell on deaf ears


“There is hardly an emu farm in Australia now, all have failed on economic grounds; the claimed economic largesse from emu meat or oil did not eventuate,” read the warning mail from former president o

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.