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‘Erosion of family values behind rise in rapes‘

‘Erosion of family values behind rise in rapes‘

CHENNAI: The incidents of have doubled in the past decade mainly due to erosion of family values, said Madras high court judge on Sunday. Ruing that a situation has come when events and functions should be organised to spread awareness about rape and violence against and children, Justice Kirubakaran said […]

Engineering student killed over love affair

Engineering student killed over love affair

THANJAVUR: A 20-year-old engineering student near in , who was found dead on Saturday morning, had been murdered by three of his friends over a love affair, police said on Sunday. The Thiruvidaimaruthur police arrested three youths in connection with the of S Munthasar of Avaniyapuram in Thiruvidaimaruthur. Munthasar’s body […]

Cyclone Pabuk: ‘Orange‘ alert in Andaman

Cyclone Pabuk: ‘Orange‘ alert in Andaman

NEW DELHI: The Centre has sounded an for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which is facing a cyclonic storm, officials said on Sunday. Cyclonic storm Pabuk is approaching the archipelago and currently hovering over the Andaman sea and the neighbourhood, they added. An “Orange” warning had been issued for the […]

Transfusion of HIV blood: Panel seeks more time

Transfusion of HIV blood: Panel seeks more time

CHENNAI: After two lab technicians failed to turn up before the appointed by the health department to probe the case of women given , the has sought for an extension till January 9 to submit to its . On December 26, health secretary J Radhakrishnan issued a government order asking […]

Tamil Nadu mulls 50% job quota for locals in firms

Tamil Nadu mulls 50% job quota for locals in firms

CHENNAI: The state government is considering making it mandatory to reserve 50% of skilled jobs in new industries for people of the state. The government would push the proposal while signing MoUs with companies in the coming Global Investors‘ Meet (GIM) on January 23 and 24, said state industries minister […]

Smart city challenges dominate ideation contest

Smart city challenges dominate ideation contest

CHENNAI: College students from Tamil Nadu dominated the challenge, an ideation and prototype development contest introduced for the first time in Shaastra, IIT-M’s annual technical fest. As part of the contest, five different problem statements involving various aspects of the smart city mission, the central government’s urban renewal and retrofitting […]

Postpone Tiruvarur bypoll, say parties

Postpone Tiruvarur bypoll, say parties

CHENNAI: After all major political parties in the state, barring the AMMK, demanded postponement of the Tiruvarur bypoll citing Cyclone Gaja at the all-party meeting convened by Tiruvarur collector and district election officer L Nirmal Raj on Saturday in which the DMK, the AIADMK and the CPM took part, chief […]

30 tonnes seized plastic to end up as roads

30 tonnes seized plastic to end up as roads

CHENNAI: With the state-wide ban on single use plastics just kicking-in, the city corporation looks to put the plastic products to better use. Instead of ending up in landfills, around 30 tonnes of products, seized by the city corporation since the ban came into effect on January 1, will be […]

Four more toll plazas to come up in Chennai

Four more toll plazas to come up in Chennai

CHENNAI: Four new will soon come up in the city’s suburbs along (ORR) making travel on the 62-km stretch costlier. At present, nine toll plazas straddle roads into Chennai. The ORR connecting Chennai’s northern and southern ends was constructed in two phases — Vandalur to Nemelichery and Nemilichery to Minjur […]

Police bust card cloning racket, arrest nine

Police bust card cloning racket, arrest nine

CHENNAI: The city police on Saturday busted a credit and debit that targeted techies frequenting two eateries in Taramani and arrested nine men working at the two places. The racket, which was allegedly ‘run’ from Kolkata, involved stealing the details of cards used at the two eateries and the victims, […]