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Cong, DMK paint Chennai red for Pranab Mukherjee


The kind of arrangements both DMK and Congress parties made to receive UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee at Chennai is proof of the intensity the president election campaign has touched this

Double-decker train to B’luru soon


Southern Railway on Friday announced the introduction of a double-decker train connecting Chennai central and Bangalore city stations.

These are among the host of new express trains linking various m

Common IT test hits roadblock

The National Association of Software and Service Companies’ (Nasscom) proposal for a common test for recruitment to IT firms seems to have hit a major road-block.

Most professional colleges and deeme

Officials seize plastic from shops


Tension prevailed at the Broadway bus terminus on Wednesday after a few shop owners gheraoed the corporation health officials who inspected the establishments to confiscate plastic items that did not

Bus terminus in morning, hub for crooks at night


The Adambakkam NGO Colony bus terminus has become a cause of bother for the residents of the area.

The bus terminus, which is ill-maintained, is being used by anti-socials as a brothel and also for d

Water bodies at low ebb in Chennai


Even as the water bodies in Kancheepuram district are reeling under deficit rainfall over the past few months, they are being further depleted with private water tankers in the southern suburbs taking

Greens hail wall around forest

Wildlife activists in the city have lauded the recent government order to construct a compound wall around the Nanmangalam Reserve Forest near Tambaram. The wall would protect the flora and fauna of N

Chennai not at home on realty investments

Housing budget of Chennaiite has shrunk, thanks to shooting inflation and continuing high interest rates on home loans.

With no big bonuses coming their way this year following global recession, Che

Residents upset over Chennai Metro Water

Poor planning and the callous attitude of Chennai Metro Water in executing a drinking water project for Madipakkam has upset locals.

Several houses in interior Madipakkam will not benefit from the p

Banners, posters only at select spots


Chennai corporation has decided to identify spots in the city for putting up posters and banners and collect charges for the display.

In other parts of the city, the corporation will strictly enforc

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