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Badagas welcome Jayalalithaa at Kodanad


Ooty: Cloudy weather making it impossible for her use the chopper to fly to the hills,  chief minister J.Jayalalithaa arrived by road in Kodanad  on Friday to a rousing reception from AIADMK workers

4,300 MW more from new power projects

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Chennai: The power starved Tamil Nadu would add 4300 MW to the grid through the commissioning of new power projects in the state by December 2014, according to latest tariff order issued by the Tamil

Tamil Nadu moves SC seeking cauvery water

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Chennai: As water level in Mettur Stanley Reservoir dipped to an alarmingly low 2.8tm­cft, the Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking a direction to Karnataka to immediately

Congress to support Kani in RS election


Chennai: The Congress on Tuesday ended speculations and officially declared its support to the DMK in the June 27 Rajya Sabha biennial polls, a decision apparently taken with the 2014 Lok Sabha polls

Stir against demand for capitation fee

Chennai: Parents and SFI activists staged a protest at the government higher secondary school in MGR Nagar here following allegations of the school headmaster demanding capitation fee during admissio

Tamil Nadu fourth in drug menace suicide cases


Chennai: It’s not a ranking the state can be proud of. Going by the  National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), ­Tamil Nadu ranks fourth in the number of suicides related to drug abuse/ addiction in the c

Private schools to stop running buses from July 1


Chennai: Over 1,000 private matriculation schools in the state are likely to stop operating their buses from July 1 as they allege that the government had made them run from pillar to post to get the

Meenambakkam airport terminal to be razed


Chennai: Chennai's over 70-year-old Meenambakkam airport will soon be demolished. A British legacy going back to the 1930s, the Airports Authority of India (AAI), which has not been able to maintain

HC rejects plea against stray animals


Chennai: When a Chennaiite recently moved a PIL before the Madras high court seeking direction to the city corporation to remove the loitering animals and to punish their owners, many citizens felt t

Power cuts make for sleepless nights


Chennai: Summer’s heat and humidity are being exacerbated by unscheduled power cuts and voltage fluctuations in various parts of the city which are giving Chenn­aiites sleepless nights over the last

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