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Chennai: Romulus Whitaker claims Cuban crocodile died after loud party at hotel, management denies allegation

Herpetologist Romulus Whitaker, who founded the popular Chennai Snake Park and the Crocodile Bank, said the death of the 12-year-old female crocodile coincided with an event on the evening of March 30th at the Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort and Spa.

Massive fire in Chennai parking lot, over 100 cars gutted

The fire broke out in the parking lot near Sri Ramachandra Medical College around 2 pm and ten fire tenders were rushed to the spot. 


Chennai gets its first board game lounge

“You can pick and choose any game of their choice from the list of 240 games. If you want to try out a new game, we are happy to help you by explaining the game, the genre and the complexity, and you can have a fun session with your buddies,” Arjun said.

Tamil Nadu CM turns the tables on DMK over Rs 2,000 BPL dole

A day after announcing the payout, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister denied having unveiled it with an eye on the upcoming Lok Sabha election and pointedly asked a DMK member if he was for or against the initiative.

LiveCyclone Gaja HIGHLIGHTS: 33 killed; fishermen advised not to venture into Arabian Sea for next two days

Cyclone Gaja makes landfall in Tamil Nadu: IMD predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall over Lakshadweep during the next 24 hours. Follow HIGHLIGHTS here.

Chennai: Footpath caves in at airport, injures woman

It may be noted that several passengers have reportedly got injured in the past owing to alleged shoddy maintenance of the airport.


Cyclone Gaja: Over 30 dead, heavy rains forecast for next 24 hours

Cyclone Gaja: The storm has uprooted 1,27,448 trees and has damaged several electric poles and crops in the state. Districts like Pudukottai, Thanjavur and Cuddalore bore most of the brunt of the cyclone.

Chennai on my plate: Food that defines this south Indian city

Often misrepresented for being one dimensional, Chennai has a spread of dishes that is unique to its foodscape or is now an essential part of it.

Get spooked, or steal the Kohinoor

An initiative called Mystery Rooms promises to transport people into other worlds packed with mystery and adventure. It has 17 branches across the country, including in Mumbai, Goa, Chandigarh, Kolkata and Chennai.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Perarivalan's mother meets TN governor, seeks son's release

The Supreme Court had earlier asked the Governor to consider the mercy petition of Perarivalan seeking remission or pardon under Article 161 of the Constitution while disposing of the Centre's petition opposing the state's 2014 decision for the convicts' release.

Chennai Videos

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

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

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


India sends 44 tonnes of relief material to help Fiji

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

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

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

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