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Colourful cure


Chennai: A senior police officer in Chennai recently cha­nged the colour of his bedroom walls from off-white to blue and got rid of insomnia and the sleeping pills that couldn’t cure it.
He trusted t

3-cornered bypoll may test political waters

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Chennai: The state legislative assembly secretariat is likely to notify the death of three-time legislator C. Perumal of AIADMK representing Yercaud constituency anytime now. 
With this, the state is

Mystery over Chennai girl’s death in UK hostel

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Chennai: Mystery surrounds the death of Georgina Thomson, 18, daughter of J. J. Nagar police station Inspector S. Thomson. Georgina was found dead in a hostel room in Liverpool university, UK, on Jul

AIADMK MLA Perumal passes away


Salem: C Perumal, AIADMK member representing Yercaud (ST) constituency in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, died at a private hospital today following cardiac arrest.
Perumal, 62, is survived by wife and four

Stanley opens pain clinic


Chennai: The next time you complain of severe pain, you might end up getting specific treatment as pain medicine and treatment has now become a specialty. Government Stan­ley medical college hospital

Gold imports will pick up: Traders


Chennai: June saw a 80 per cent drop in gold imports. Even so, bullion traders believe that despite all steps taken by the government to curb gold imports the festival season demand would perk up imp

Jayalalithaa wants Prime Minister to be bold on Lankan Tamils’ rights


Chennai: Expressing concern over the apparent moves in Sri Lanka to dilute and even repeal the 13th amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution as it promised some rights and powers for the Tamils in th

Breaking glass ceiling with elan

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A college steeped in glorious annals of history
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Chennai: It was a time when women were hardly encouraged to go in for higher education, but that did not  stop eminent lawyer V.L. E

Land owner to get Rs 75L compensation


Chennai: The Madras high court has directed the slum clearance board to pay a compensation of Rs 75 lakh to an owner of a prime property for acquiring the land for constructing tenement blocks in 197

Chennai now has daily terror drill

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Chennai: Move over Operation Hamla. The city police have now started doing anti-terror drill on a daily basis. “The idea is to sensitise people on the street, mall-owners and managers of lodges about

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