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IITians seek debate on ‘business’ of higher education

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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

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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

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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

Aerial surveillance for big cities likely

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New Delhi: Mega cities like Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Ahmedabad may soon be covered by aerial surveillance as the Union ministry of home affairs formalises a “safe city“ proje

Cyclone Mahasen may prove damp squib

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Chennai: Chennaiites might experience warm weather for a few days more. Relief is not in sight yet as the movement of the year’s first cyclone Mahasen is still unclear.
While Mahasen has followed the

Man falls off his SUV from Chennai flyover, dies

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Chennai: In a freak accident, a man driving a Tata Sumo on the flyover on TTK Road in Alwarpet, lost control of it and was thrown from the vehicle on to a parked car beneath on Tuesday and died on th

Two dead, 50 injured in rail derailment near Arakkonam

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Chennai: Two passengers were killed and fifty others injured when a train derailed at Sitheri near Arakkonam this morning, railway sources said. Nine coaches of the Muzaffarpur-Yesvantpur Express bou

Red-faced UPA stops CBI raids on Stalin

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New Delhi/Chennai: Hours after the CBI raided the residence of DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s son M K Stalin on Thursday in connection with a case on illegally importing cars, an embarrassed Centre ordere

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