• Tue, Nov 21, 2017
  • EC’s plea in HC signals by-poll to RK Nagar soon

    Updated: Nov, 21, 201707:00 AM

    With the Election Commission signalling that it is keen on holding RK Nagar by-poll soon, some clarity has emerged among the parties on the first electoral fight in the state, since local body...
    EC’s plea in HC signals by-poll to RK Nagar soon
    Earlier, caught between the possibilities of elections to Assembly or local bodies, besides that for 19 Assembly seats if the disqualification of 18 MLAs backing sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran was upheld, the parties in the state were finding it tough to formulate an alliance strategy since the plans would differ for every election. But, the EC’s plea in the Madras High Court had brought some clarity about the next poll fight in the state. The EC had moved a petition in the Madras High Court seeking the early hearing of the petition on RK Nagar by-poll since they stand in the way of notifying the by-poll, making it clear that it is keen to announce the by-election soon. The state had not faced any elections since the 2016 Assembly elections and political situation had undergone a sea change since then, especially after the death of...
  • Child witnesses man’s suicide, alerts mother Child witnesses man’s suicide, alerts mother
    Updated: Nov, 21, 201705:13 AM

    A 32-year-old man committed suicide by hanging at his house in Tambaram Sanatorium on Sunday, reportedly after a quarrel with his wife.

  • Mamandur hotel shut on charges of stale food Mamandur hotel shut on charges of stale food
    Updated: Nov, 21, 201704:47 AM

    The 27-year-old motel run by the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation in Mamandur has been sealed, following several complaints of poor quality food and unhygienic ambience.

  • Thideer Nagar has TNSCB clearance: Residents Thideer Nagar has TNSCB clearance: Residents
    Updated: Nov, 21, 201704:39 AM

    Residents of Thideer Nagar on Monday protested the planned eviction by the local bodies, stating that the slum was approved by the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board (TNSCB) in 2007. A group of 300...

  • Group enmity among HM leader murder accused Group enmity among HM leader murder accused
    Updated: Nov, 21, 201704:34 AM

    In what looks like a split among the suspects arrested for the murder of Hindu Munnani leader KP Suresh Kumar in June 2014, six of the accused are now charging the rest of the accused, including TN...

  • NGO taps into people’s commitment for cleaner waterbodies NGO taps into people’s commitment for cleaner waterbodies
    Updated: Nov, 21, 201701:14 AM

    According to a city-based NGO, crowd-sourcing can save our water bodies. The NGO has planned to take up the restoration of 50 waterbodies across south India in 2018 – based solely on an ongoing...

  • Fishermen allege Navy guards beat youth Fishermen allege Navy guards beat youth
    Updated: Nov, 21, 201712:36 AM

    Even as the furore over the alleged firing of a fisherman by Indian Coast Guard officials off Rameswaram coast is yet to die down, fishermen from Nochikuppam here have alleged that Navy officials had...

  • Corporation to float tender for smart parking project by year end Corporation to float tender for smart parking project by year end
    Updated: Nov, 21, 201712:21 AM

    The Greater Chennai Corporation’s parking management system and cycle sharing projects will be open for tendering before the year-end.

  • Plan your career: Time to address social media challenges Plan your career: Time to address social media challenges
    Updated: Nov, 20, 201707:00 AM

    At a time when competitive environment prevails everywhere, especially for students, is social media considered a boon or a bane?

  • When poetry and art travel together on a Metro ride When poetry and art travel together on a Metro ride
    Updated: Nov, 20, 201707:00 AM

    Life in a metro is incomplete without the daily commute. Poets Karthika Nair and Sampurna Chattarji, whose latest editorial venture titled ‘Metro Lands’ which is inspired from this routine, will be...