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Chennai’s novel waste management mantra: Converting city’s waste to ash and turning that ash into pavement tiles

March 23, 2020 2:20 am

The initiative, in which waste is converted into ash and then this ash is used to make colourful tiles, started as a pilot project at one of the city’s landfill sites, but soon it will be soon replicated at larger landfills in other parts of Chennai.

Coronavirus: Tamil Nadu Minister asks cadre not to visit, worship centres restrict gatherings

March 19, 2020 10:09 pm

On March 16, the Tamil Nadu government announced the closure of all theatres, pubs, malls, parks, museums and other commercial entities throughout the state.

Life of a Jain nun: 'In our spiritual journey, we lose relatives, but gain a whole family of sisters'

March 08, 2020 7:37 pm

Travelling in a group of 24 nuns, Jin Prabha says she took the white when she was 20 years old.

Chennai, Tamil News Today Headlights: DMK General Secretary K Anbazhagan passes away; Condolences pour in

March 07, 2020 6:28 pm

Catch the latest news in Tamil Nadu and Chennai as we bring you live updates from Chennai following the death of DMK general secretary K Anbazhagan.

Chennai Corporation releases draft list of polling stations for urban local body elections

March 04, 2020 11:32 am

The elections for local bodies in urban Tamil Nadu is set to take place after a gap of nine years. As per the list, a total of 5759 booths have been identified across 200 wards in the city.

Chennai: Kamal Haasan appears before Central Crime Branch in connection with crane collapse accident on film set

March 03, 2020 12:08 pm

Two days after the incident, crane operator Rajan was arrested by the Nazarathpet police officials, hours before the case got transferred to the Central Crime Branch.

Tamil actor lodges complaint against pizza delivery boy for sharing her number on 'adult' groups

February 27, 2020 7:28 pm

The actor tweeted that the delivery agent was allegedly in an intoxicated state when he came to make the delivery at her house on February 9.

Chennai engineering colleges see good campus placements this year

February 27, 2020 2:54 pm

Colleges focus on skill development classes to ensure employability of students during campus placement drives.

Chennai: Man blackmails over 300 people over sex chats, arrested

February 25, 2020 10:56 am

While police confirm that at least 319 people have been cheated by Vallal Rajkumar Regan in Chennai city limits alone, officers are currently digging more data from districts as well as abroad to trace more victims.

Thousands rally against CAA in Chennai, protest march stopped at Chepauk

February 19, 2020 5:06 pm

Agitators carrying placards against CAA, NRC and NPR, besides the Indian flag, went ahead with the rally despite an interim order by the Madras High Court that denied them the permission for the march.

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Chennai: Thousands take to the street to protest against CAA

February 20, 2020 8:04 am

A bench of Justices M Sathyanaraya and R Hemalatha had passed the order on a PIL seeking direction to the police to restrain the protesters from holding the rally. The next hearing is on March 11.

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.

CHENNAI VIDEOS

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