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Residents rue power fluctuations

Sudha is fuming over the damage caused to her new television by voltage fluctuations on Wednesday evening. Chennaiites may have somehow got inured to the 2-hour power outage but they have not prepared

4 per cent dip in US travellers from Chennai

The number of persons applying for a visa for the US at the consulate in Chennai has come down by 4 per cent compared to the same period last year, said Nicholas Manring, chief of consular services at

Nearly 450 Ford employees detained for staging demonstration

About 450 employees of Ford Motor India were detained on Wednesday for staging a demonstration at the factory at Maraimalainagar, about 55 km from here, demanding the reinstatement of their sacked col

Vandalur-puzhal monorail on track


The state government on Monday said Asia’s longest monorail corridor running from Vandalur to Puzhal would be taken up in the second phase while work on the first phase comprising three corridors stre

Chennai mayor rules out open dustbins

Any collective change is possible only if the individual realises his/her duty.

It is with the same aim that Moonravadhu Shakti, a part of Kodambakkam-based citizen collective, Nallor Vattam organis

Drivers kill teenager for mobile phone in Chennai

Two drivers killed a teenager in Sankar Nagar and took away his cellphone to make a few calls, in what seems to be the first murder for a mobile phone in Chennai.

The police on Sunday arrested two me

‘TN coast safe from threats’


The much-feared sea level rise attributed to climate change is not happening on an alarming scale to be worried about, at least for the next century and more, Prof. Dr Sundar, IIT Madras told Deccan C

4 civic staff suspended

Chennai corporation’s age-old system of evaluating trip sheets of garbage loads brought to its dumping yard came under scanner and the corporation suspended four of its employees including an engineer

Thumbs down to foot over bridges

With the pedestrian overpasses with elevators, proposed during the previous corporation budget, yet to see the light of day.

The public strongly feels that the government should not invest money on

Anna Salai diversion throws life out of gear


Never in the last year-and-a-half had N. Saranya, a 27-year-old IT professional working in an MNC near Kamarajar Hall on Anna Salai, been late to work.

However, her unblemished record was marred on F

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