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Metro work burns MTC’s fuel

While the tunnelling for the metro rail gets underway in the city its not just the commuter who is having to put up with inconvenience, but also the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) which is

Subways likely to have shops in Chennai

In order to increase the patronage for pedestrian subways, the highways department is contemplating to build shops in its proposed subways at CMBT on Jawaharlal Nehru Salai and Little Mount (near AG c

Shaken Chennaiites get holiday

The tremors that hit various parts of the city on Wednesday set off a series of initial thoughts among Chennaiites before throwing their lives out of gear for a few hours.

The initial reactions rang

Tamil Nadu cops comb Western Ghats

Following the finding of suspected training centres of Naxal and Tamil fringe groups in Karnataka in March, the Tamil Nadu police, including STF, Q branch and district police, have launched a combing

MIT team off to US to take part in UAVs contest


Dhaksha, a team comprising faculty, students and technical consultants of Madras Institute of Technology, attached to Anna University, Chennai, has been shortlisted to participate in the final leg of

In city, encroachments have no religious barriers


The three major religions are united in one thing – encroachment. When it comes to encroaching, unity in diversity goes well within the Chennai corporation limit as the civic body continues to look th

Villivakkam vehicular subway to be opened soon


The Villivakkam vehicular subway, which has been under construction for the past four years, will be opened to traffic very shortly.

Mayor Mr Saidai Duraisamy told this newspaper that the subway work

6,000 Chennaiites do surya namaskar


The Marina beach, a favourite haunt for early morning joggers, turned into an arena to showcase Surya Namaskar. As the dawn broke, over 6,000 persons gathered to perform the sun salutations in absolut

Southern goons prefer guns to daggers

Gangsters in Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts, once known as being skilful in using the sickle (aruval), have now turned modern and use guns and crude bombs thanks to Venkatesh Pannaiyar, who int

Clinics, labs profit from H1N1 panic


With the state government struggling to break the chain of transmission of A(H1N1) virus, private players seem to be jumping in the fray to make a quick buck at the expense of panicked people.


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