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SRM group comes under I-T scanner


Chennai: Income-tax investigators on Tuesday raided the premises belonging to SRM group, including the office of Puthiya Thalaimurai television channel, and medical and engineering college premises.

Multi-talented Manivannan passes away

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Chennai: Noted Tamil filmmaker, writer and actor  R. Manivannan died at his Ramavaram residence in Chennai on Saturday following a massive heart attack.  He was 59. Having played character roles in m

Chennai races past Hollywood


Chennai: Chennaiites surely seem to have an ear for detail. Soon, the southern metropolis is all set to emerge as the only city in the world to have the maximum number of cinema screens fitted with l

Cops to parents: Try carpooling for wards

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Chennai: With a view to reduce the number of vehicles on road once the schools re-open on Monday, the Chennai traffic police has asked parents to try car pooling to send their wards to school. 

Hackgate ‘wakes up’ CICSE


Chennai: Even as the Council for Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (CICSE) launched a detailed probe as to how their results were cracked by a student, parents are a worried lot.

IITians seek debate on ‘business’ of higher education


Chennai: A section of B.Tech and Ph.D students at IIT Madras took out a rally inside the institute on Thursday to protest fees hike and privatisation of education in the country.
Initially students g

Land for special school encroached

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Chennai: The land allotted by the state government in 1994 to build a special school for deaf students at Alapak­kam in Maduravoyal has been encroached by miscreants.
A hotel and houses have been

Tamil Nadu congress to feel pulse of voters in districts


Chennai: The Congress party has perhaps swung into poll mode pretty early.
A week after its  national vice president Rahul Gandhi held a national-level brainstorming session, diktats have been se

51 water firms resume operation

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Chennai: Officials of Tamil Na­du Po­llution Control Board the Food Saf­e­ty and Standards Au­thority of India are on ‘water mission’. Th­ey have begun tes­t­­ing  water samples fr­om packaged wate

High Court permits to file petition against DGP


Chennai: The Madras high court on Thursday permitted the office-bearers of Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and other leaders of advocates associations to file a petition against state DGP K Ramanujam aft

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