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Isolated showers in city, no rain predicted next few days


For Coimbatore-resident A. Pranav, who reached Chennai on Tuesday, it was a pleasant surprise to get drenched in rain. “I was apprehensive of the scorching heat in Chennai.

But it turned out to be l

Expect pleasant weather next two days

Active monsoon over Kerala, Telangana and coastal Andhra Pradesh has brought some respite to Chennaiites from the sweltering heat. The temperature, which lingered around 40 degree Celsius in the first

Monorail on a fast track


With the government finalising the five developers in the initial stage of the tendering process, the monorail project has been put on the fast track.

The state government has expedited the works fo

Tinted film ban: We were stalked, harassed by road romeos


Dear Chennai city police chief,

Two weeks ago, I got the expensive 3M sun-control film peeled off the windows and rear windshield of my car, to avoid being hauled up by your patrol teams.

My car no

Vendors offer safety, say pedestrians


For IT professional K. Selvi, 26, the Guindy subway is safe at night only because of the petty traders there. “I take the last train to my house in Kodambakkam. I find the petty traders in the subway

Chennai taxis most expensive, says study

Thanks to fleecing autowallahs and cab drivers, Chennai is the third costliest city for out of towners after Mumbai and Delhi.

Chennai taxis are the most expensive, charging Rs 201 for a journey that

Parents protest exorbitant fees

More than 200 parents of students of St. George Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School, Aminjikarai, on Monday protested against the school management for collecting exorbitant fees.About 10 parents wer

Chennaiites catch the chess fever


Is chess still a game of intellectuals? A visit to the bustling Corporation Park on the northern side of the Perambur flyover in the evenings may help convince you it is not so.

A retired state gove

Women not safe at Ambattur estate


The safety and security of women who work at the Ambattur industrial estates has become a matter of concern, as the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) failed to erect lampposts on the 3rd Mai

Trailer yard raises hope


The Chennai Port Trust (CPT) has decided to develop the Thiruvotriyur trailer-parking yard on its own and award the tender for this by the end of the month, according to a senior port official, giving

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