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Contaminated water did them in


The outbreak of diarrhoea and massive influx of patients at city hospitals on Saturday has exposed the vulnerability of city’s drinking water network.

Though officials of Chennai Metro Water denied a

Woman’s death, diarrhoea cases trigger cholera scare

A resident of a slum in Chetpet died of a viral infection and 34 others from the same locality were taken ill with symptoms of severe diarrhoea and vomiting, diagnosed by government doctors as acute d

4,000 jobs to help clean up Chennai

In a major fillip to the city corporation facing acute shortage of staff, the state government is all set to give the concurrence to recruit 4,000 staff for filling the existing vacancies. Confidentia

Rain, slush keep people indoors


Residents of Ullagaram, Puzhuthivakkam, St Thomas Mount and several parts of Madipakkam hesitate to even step out of their homes these days due to waterlogged roads.

The Puzhuthivakkam Main Road was

‘Aadu’ Antony went to Chennai after murder, confirms SIT

The Special Investigation Team probing the murder of senior civil police officer Maniyan Pillai, has confirmed that ‘Aadu’ Antony had gone to Chennai after stabbing the cop on the night of June 26.

Sea change to Chennai traffic

Come September, traffic management in Chennai will witness a sea change as the city traffic police is all set to get a complete makeover with shifting to world class ‘integrated traffic management sys

Confusion over temple fest holiday


In spite of the Kancheepuram district administration declaring a local holiday for education institutions on Thursday for the Varadharaja Perumal temple festival, many students went to school due to l

Good old Perambur gets trendy


Times are gone when real estate promoters overlooked Perambur citing congestion. The locality, which had a high population of Anglo Indians till recent years, has now undergone a complete makeover wit

Chennai sweats it out on hottest July day in 3 years

Chennai on Thursday recorded the highest July temperature in three years at 38.8 degree Celsius.

The normal maximum temperature in July hovers around 35 degree Celsius.

The all-time maximum tempera

All Lankan trainees to be sent off: Defence ministry

Under attack from all political parties, including ruling UPA key ally DMK, the Centre on Friday decided to 'send off' the Sri Lankan airmen from the IAF station at Tambaram where they were undergoing training.

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