• Fri, Sep 22, 2017
  • German warship Emden still afloat in Chennai’s lexicon

    Updated: Sep, 22, 201705:30 AM

    On this day (September 22) in 1914, while Madras slept peacefully, the German warship SMS Emden sneaked into the Bay of Bengal and fired 130 shells, wreaking havoc, which led thousands to flee...
    German warship Emden still afloat in Chennai’s lexicon
    The 3,600-ton vessel, named after the German city of Emden, was commanded by Captain Karl Von Muller.Captain DP Ramachandran, military historian, said that the attack was to bring down the British reputation of invincibility in the minds of Indians, rather than create an impact. “With the British reputation at its peak, the one to attack them would have to be more powerful. When Emden attacked Madras, the target was the giant oil storage tanks of Burmah Shell at the harbour, of which two were hit by the shells and the exploding shells blew up three more tankers, destroying 3,46,000 gallons of fuel and retreated,” said the war veteran.This year marks the 104th anniversary of the Emden bombing of Madras, which became the only Indian city to see direct action during World War 1.More than a hundred years after the bombardment, ‘Emden’ still...
  • 1.5 kg gold seized at Chennai airport; two arrested 1.5 kg gold seized at Chennai airport; two arrested
    Updated: Sep, 22, 201701:17 AM

    Customs officials on Thursday seized 1.5 kg of gold worth Rs 45 lakh from two men at the Chennai International Airport.

  • Juvenile among four held for forcing youth to consume drugs Juvenile among four held for forcing youth to consume drugs
    Updated: Sep, 22, 201701:14 AM

    MKB Nagar police have arrested four youngsters, including a juvenile, on charges of allegedly making their friend consume drugs forcefully and also attacking another person who tried to stop them.

  • Bike thieves held during vehicle check Bike thieves held during vehicle check
    Updated: Sep, 22, 201701:08 AM

    SRMC police arrested two youngsters in the wee hours of Thursday and seized the bike they were riding as it was a stolen vehicle.

  • FIR registered over 'bribery of voters' in RK Nagar by poll: TN CEO to HC FIR registered over 'bribery of voters' in RK Nagar by poll: TN CEO to HC
    Updated: Sep, 21, 201707:17 PM

    The Madras High Court was today informed that an FIR has already been registered by the police over the alleged bribery of voters in RK Nagar assembly segment here.

  • Indian hockey team doll sets the theme for Navratri Indian hockey team doll sets the theme for Navratri
    Updated: Sep, 21, 201707:00 AM

    When the Golu dolls or Bommai Golu start lining your city streets, you know Navratri is here. Conventional bommais like Durga, Saraswati, Lakshmi and even Ganesh are always in demand, but this year,...

  • Claims of 'rare' proceddures and false promises a growing trend among doctors Claims of 'rare' proceddures and false promises a growing trend among doctors
    Updated: Sep, 21, 201707:00 AM

    Unethical practices, such as self advertisement, or claims of performing ‘rare’ procedures and false promises of cure are all frowned upon by the Medical Council. Action is being taken against those...

  • Three arrested for rape and murder,
victim suspected to be transgender Three arrested for rape and murder, victim suspected to be transgender
    Updated: Sep, 21, 201703:01 AM

    Sriperumpudur police on Wednesday arrested three men in connection with the rape and murder of an unidentified person three days ago. However, the accused have told police the deceased’s name is...

  • 11 held during Operation Sagar Kavach 11 held during Operation Sagar Kavach
    Updated: Sep, 21, 201702:30 AM

    The two-day Operation Sagar Kavach began in the state on Wednesday in which 11 ‘terrorists’ were secured by police, as part of the exercise to check coastal security mechanism and validate standard...

  • Prisoner cuts veins with blade in Puzhal; succumbs in hospital Prisoner cuts veins with blade in Puzhal; succumbs in hospital
    Updated: Sep, 21, 201712:29 AM

    A 24-year-old inmate of Puzhal Central Prison cut his veins using blades on Wednesday and died at Stanley Hospital without responding to treatment.