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Thursday, January 23, 2020



Two crore books showcased during 43rd Chennai Book Fair

January 22, 2020 8:50 pm

The fair, which is popular for regional books saw readers purchasing many books in Tamil this year.

Meet ‘Dosa Mama’, Chennai’s very own variety dosa entrepreneur

January 22, 2020 4:13 pm

Ravichandran's eatery, Bharathi Evening Tiffin Centre, is known for its 25 varieties of dosas, all sold for Rs 40. The 25 varieties on offer are changed every few months.

Watch: Let Chennai Breathe, a rap song highlighting air pollution in North Chennai

January 16, 2020 2:41 pm

Let Chennai Breathe takes the beloved childhood game of kabaddi and turns it into the focal point of the video, as the lyrics describe how the current generation is unable to play the game enjoyed by their forefathers due to lack of cleaner air.

Chennai traffic police put in restrictions to streamline special Pongal buses

January 14, 2020 8:20 pm

The restrictions were announced on January 13. All buses bound for Puducherry, Cuddalore and Chidambaram along the East Coast Road will depart only from the K K Nagar bus station.

Viral video of Chennai cop recording footage near anti-CAA protest venue triggers fears

January 14, 2020 2:36 pm

In the video, a policeman in a patrol vehicle is seen recording footage of women at a bus stop in Valluvarkottam.

Chennai air quality falls to 'hazardous' levels on Boghi

January 14, 2020 1:31 pm

Officials at the Chennai International Airport released a statement urging citizens residing around the airport in Meenambakkam to refrain from building bonfires as it compromises visibility.

This Boghi, exchange your recyclable household items at Chennai corporation's 'Swap Shop'

January 11, 2020 6:09 pm

The two-day Swap Shop helps citizens swap items that they do not need in exchange for items that they want, with the aim of reducing the waste footprint per person and the volume of waste that is generated in Chennai.

Chennai: Anti-CAA protesters detained 'despite DC's assurance', released later

January 09, 2020 10:49 pm

The protesters had gathered at the Valluvar Kottam around 4 pm but were arrested within minutes and taken to the APVP community hall in Nungambakkam.

From Keeladi findings to Writer's Corner, 43rd Chennai Book Fair promises to be a literary treat

January 08, 2020 8:04 pm

The fair will be held from January 9 to January 21 at the YMCA Grounds in Nandanam, between 3 pm and 9 pm on weekdays and 11 am and 9 pm on weekends. Visitors need to pay an entry fee of Rs 10.

Tamil Nadu Local Body Election Results Highlights: DMK wins District Panchayats and Panchayat Unions; AIADMK comes second

January 06, 2020 8:48 am

Tamil Nadu (TN) Local Body Election Results 2019, Tamil Nadu Panchayat Election Results 2019 LIVE Updates: MK Stalin said the DMK and its alliance partners have achieved victory despite the partisan attitude of the Election Commission and AIADMK's money power.


How Chennai is struggling with water crisis

June 24, 2019 10:03 am

Lakhs of people are turning to water tank trucks in the southern state of Tamil Nadu as house and hotel taps run dry because of an acute water shortage caused by drying lakes and depleted groundwater.

Satellite pictures show why Chennai is facing severe water crisis

June 23, 2019 6:44 am

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami said that groundwater levels have depleted due to drought and deficient monsoon but claimed the issue was not as big as the media claims.


28-year-old arrested for shouting “fascist BJP government”

September 04, 2018 9:03 am

Lois Sofia, on her way home from Canada, was with her parents who joined her at Chennai for the IndiGo flight to Tuticorin. The incident took place after the flight landed at the Tuticorin airport.

DMK supporters react to Karunanidhi's death

August 07, 2018 3:44 pm

The mood outside Kauvery hospital after news broke of the death of Kalaignar Karunanidhi.

India sends 44 tonnes of relief material to help Fiji

February 25, 2016 4:07 pm

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The Government of India (GoI) is sending relief material to help cyclone hit Fiji. Relief material, which is being airlifted from New Delhi and Chennai, is being sent to Fiji's capital Suva. The relief material includes basic food supplies, medicines, tents and kitchen sets. The relief material is being sent in consultation with Officiating Ambassador of India in the Fiji capital Suva. The island nation of Fiji was hit by category five Cyclone Winston, with wind speed 325 km/hr and waves up to 12m high. The cyclone has caused widespread damage to the housing stock and power disruption in the island nation.

Rajiv Gandhi assassin gets parole to attend father's last rites

February 24, 2016 6:33 am

Chennai, Feb 24 (ANI): Nalini Sriharan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, left the Vellore jail on Wednesday to attend her father's last rites in Chennai. She was escorted by ten cops. Nalini was granted parole on Tuesday for 12 hours to attend her father's funeral, who died in Tirunelvelli. According to the parole condition, Nalini will have to report back in Vellore prison before 8 p.m. today. Nalini and three others, including her husband Murugan, were originally awarded the death sentence after they were convicted for their role in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and have been behind the bars for the last 25 years.

AAI to make airport facilities as commercially viable

January 23, 2016 12:50 pm

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): The Airports Authority of India will enhance its marketing strategy to make airports more operationally and commercially viable. At the Airport Marketing Conference held recently in New Delhi, the officials and experts chalked out a strategy to make commercial use of airport infrastructure in the country. Formed in April 1995, the Airports Authority of India manages 125 destinations, including 77 domestic and 21 international airports in the country. The Authority is also looking at focusing on the cargo segment to boost its revenues. It has been undertaking the International Cargo handling operations at international airports including Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Coimbatore, Amritsar and Guwahati. Similarly, the Authority has identified 24 domestic airports across five regions, including three civil enclaves to develop such integrated facilities. They include Port Blair, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Raipur, Ahmedabad and others. The Airports Authority of India, which has developed infrastructure at many of its airports, is looking forward to make its commercial use.

Chennai witnesses 109th dog show

January 11, 2016 3:32 am

Chennai, Jan 11 (ANI): Around 400 dogs participated in Madras Canine Club’s All Breeds Championship Dog Show in Chennai. Breeds like Rajapalayam, Chippiparai, German shepherd, Great Danes, little hound, Doberman Pinscher and bull dogs among others showed off their skills and won the heart of the audience. Making a case for promoting Indian breeds, Mr. Sudarsan said that the Madras Canine Club and the Kennel Club of India has been creating awareness about Rajapalayam, Chippiparai and Mudhol Hound. Many people attended the show to see various breeds