CHENNAI: In the race to Raisina Hill, Pranab Mukherjee may be getting the support of many politicians, but A P J Abdul Kalam remains the popular choice of netizens.
Social networking and microblogging sites are replete with messages in support of the missile-man who completed a term as President before Pratibha Patel took over. “A P [...]
CHENNAI: The temperature in the city on Thursday touched a maximum of 41.8C, the hottest in the last four years. However, there was respite as the day progressed. The sea breeze set in early and the temperature fell by about eight degrees. “The wind was strong and the skies cloudy. But, there was no rain,” [...]
CHENNAI: The absence of staircases at the flyover in Tambaram and the delay in completion of a vehicular subway in Chromepet is forcing commuters to cross rail tracks at these places, at considerable risk. “Hundreds of people, including school children, cross the track daily,” said S Ramesh of Tambaram.
Of the 181 people killed on the [...]
CHENNAI: In the race against the ‘golden hour’, a city hospital has opened a ‘heart revive center’ which aims at resuscitating and treating patients within two minutes after the ambulance reaches the hospital. Records show that ambulance response has slowed down by two to six minutes in the last three months due to infrastructure projects [...]
Travellers returning from international vacation last week had a shock waiting – an additional bill from travel and tour companies.
With the rupee falling to a new low against the dollar, tour packages and other expenses have become expensive by 15-20% for international leisure and business travellers. Many who bought package tours before the dollar appreciated [...]
CHENNAI: The sharp depreciation of the rupee has spooked the parents of students studying abroad. With the rupee on Friday plunged to a new low of 54.89 vs dollar, many of them are an anxious lot.
Most parents preferred to pay the term fees in installments and now are literally paying the price for it. They [...]
It’s celebration time in Tamil cinema as host of film personalities who contested the Assembly elections managed to win the polls and march to the Legislative Assembly.
Noted actress and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa emerged winner with a huge margin from Srei Rangam and is all set to form the Ministry in Tamilnadu. Actor and DMDK [...]
Actor Vijay, who openly expressed his support for the AIADMK combine in the Assembly elections is in all smiles. His father and popular filmmaker S A Chandrasekhar addressed public meeting in the run up to the elections. Vijay’s Makkal Iyakkam expressed support for Jayalalithaa and campaigned for the AIDMK alliance.
Vijay is obviously happy at the [...]
Rumours were spreading thick and fast on Rajinikanth’s health across the State on Friday even as the results of AIADMK victory in Assembly elections were out.
Eventually Latha Rajnikanth clarified it as mere rumours and said Rajinikjanth is all fine and fit. Meanwhile Rajinikanth’s daughters Aishwarya and Soundarya immediately visited AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa’s house in Poes [...]
The Tamil Film Producers Council president Ramanarayanan has chosen to quit as the president of the association.
In a letter released to the media, Ramanarayanan, said, ’since I am starting my work for a new film with needs more time and also my personal commitments, I have chosen to quit as the president of Tamil Film [...]
Security has been tightened and more policemen have been deployed at actor Vadivelu’s house at Virugambakkam in Chennai today after the AIADMK – DMDK surged ahead in the early round of counting of votes polled for the State Assembly elections.
During the run-up to the polls, Vadivelu had campaigned for the DMK-led combine and unleashed a [...]
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, admitted to a private hospital in Chennai for a recurrent respiratory infection and gastrointestinal problems, is progressing well. “He is in a ward (not Intensive Care Unit) and has been progressing well. He has been advised complete rest by the doctors attending on him
,” a heath bulletin issued by Sri Ramachandra Medical [...]
With AIADMK’s sweeping victory resounding all over Tamil Nadu, the question on everybody’s mind was, ‘Where is Vadivelu’? There were rumors that he had flown to Dubai.
“I’m very much here,” says the actor. The actor maintains his calm and of course, his sense of humor in an exclusive chat.
“I’m very much in Tamil Nadu. I [...]
CHENNAI: Keen anticipation and anxiety marked the run up to counting day on Friday when the results for a tough assembly election would be out. Elaborate security arrangements have been made with the Election Commission deploying personnel of paramilitary force to man the 91 counting centres across Tamil Nadu, including three in Chennai. About 45 [...]
CHENNAI: Stringent securities arrangements have been made in the four centres of Tamil Nadu, where the counting of votes for 17 assembly constituencies began this morning.
According to reports, two Deputy Commissioners are monitoring each of the four counting centres in Loyola College , Anna University, Queen Mary’s College – all in Chennai and Mohammad Sathak [...]
CHENNAI: A whole new experience is in store for passengers at the city’s airport where imported state-of-the-art vehicles custom-made for airport operation are set to replace farm tractors and conventional high-floor buses.
Bhadra International which has bagged the contract for ground-handling operations shuttling passengers, supplying check-in and ground staff for airlines, moving flights using pushback vehicles [...]
CHENNAI: The oldest profession in the world may well be an organized business in Chennai. And pimps have been quick to make use of cyber tools, such as webcams and social networking sites, to get more customers.
Prostitution is no longer about dingy rooms in narrow lanes in the globalised world. Often, introductions are made and [...]
CHENNAI: The widening of a stretch of Velachery main road has hit yet another road block. The work on the 2.5km stretch between Pallikaranai and Medavakkam has now been held up as the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) has still not given an estimate of the cost of shifting 100 electricity poles in the middle [...]
CHENNAI: A marine engineer was among three persons arrested on Tuesday for using fake credit cards to buy electronic goods at Ritchie Street.
The police said A Peter (30) of Tiruppur on Monday came to an electronics shop and bought a laptop with his credit card. The owner swiped the card, the money was transfered to [...]
Chennai, Sep 2(PTI) Former DMK minister N K K P Raja was today granted anticipatory bail by the Madras High Court in an alleged kidnapping case. Justice K N Basha directed Raja to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 with two sureties for the like amount and also asked him not to induce or [...]