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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

Jayalalithaa writes to PM for Tamil Nadu fishermen


Chennai: Expressing concern over Centre’s apathy on the continuing “menacing and predatory acts” of Sri Lankan Navy against Tamil fishermen, chief minister J. Jayalalithaa on Thursday wrote a lette

Rain, wind energy stave off power crisis

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Chennai: Thanks to southwest monsoon and wind power generation, Tamil Nadu remains a power surplus state at times.
Due to sporadic rains across the state and downward spiral of mercury level, the

Green building norms to help save electricity


Chennai: Proper implementation of green building concepts and use of energy efficient electrical systems in multi-storey buildings will help save power, according to CMDA officials.
With the state re

Water managers heave sigh of relief


Chennai: Online instructor Anbuvendan wore more than a smile when he started to office from his house in Velachery on Thursday evening. But his happiness vanished after an overcast brought heavy sh

Chennaiites irked by hot morning, flooded evening


Chennai: Thursday dawned with sun burning bright and motorists and commuters sweating it out on roads.  Soon after noon, skies opened up throughout Chen­nai ushering in waterlogging and traffic sna

Rare surgery on little boy


Chennai: Doctors at  Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) have successfully conducted a rare urology surgery on a one-and-a-half-year-old child, Muhammad of Pattabiram, using the lithot

NLC for contract workers absorption


Cuddalore: The Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) has started the process of enrolment of contract workmen into the Indcoserve society, a long-pending demand of the trade unions, paving the way for

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