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Rs 1.10 crore to develop Chennai suburban station

Chennai: Perambur Railway Station in the city suburb is the second oldest railway station in the city after Royapuram. It was built in the 1860s and it is the fifth largest in terms of commuter traffic. About 140 suburban and 29 long-distance trains halt at this station. Such an important station was in need of renovation. “‘We had proposed and planned to renovate the facility. We have been sanctioned Rs

3 consecutive awards for multi-faceted Chennai girl

Chennai: Dream, dream, dream’ is what former President late APJ Abdul Kalam said to youngsters and here is one, Roshini Mohan of Muthalamman Street, who not only dreams but also makes them become reality. Roshini is into theatre plays, does bharatanatyam and veena concerts and involves herself in making fashion jewellery (made using only safety pins). In recognition of her acting talents, Karthik Fine Arts honoured here with three consecutive

Chennai now getting high on drugs

Chennai: Consuming drugs has become a pastime for teenagers in the city, one has to say. Getting high at parties is a common sight but using heavy drugs to attain it is something new and this is what youngsters are enjoying these days. Forget alcohol or marijuana, there are more serious drugs being taken. Cocaine, crystal meth, MDMA, LSD ecstasy and ketamine which are easily available in Chennai if you

Deepa supporters held for protest at top cop office

Chennai: The city police arrested 14 cadres of the MGR Amma Deepa Peravai when they tried to protest in front of the Commissioner office at Vepery this morning, by rolling on the road. Police said that Deepa’s advocate Subramani headed the protest demanding the arrest of the men who tried to assault the niece of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on 11 June at Poes Garden. In his complaint, Subramani

85% medical seats for State board students

Chennai: The Tamilnadu government today announced that 85 per cent of medical seats will be allotted to students who cleared Plus Two exams through State board. An announcement in this regard was made in the Assembly by Minister for Health and Family Welfare C Vijaya Baskar, who said that the medical counselling will happen based on the NEET results. He said that after allotting seats to the all India quota,

Divorce: Soundarya Rajini appears in court

Chennai: Actor Rajinikanth’s younger daughter Soundarya appeared at a family court here today in connection with her divorce petition. Soundarya and Ashwin Ramkumar tied the knot at a grand wedding ceremony in 2010. Claiming difference of opinion between them, a mutual consent divorce petition was filed in a family court on 23 December, 2016. As the six months cooling off period before mutual divorce ended today, the couple appeared in

Boating to come up in Ambathur lake in Chennai

Chennai: Pollution levels in Ambattur lake in the city have substantially increased, alarming residents. According to members of Arappor Iyakkam who conducted a survey on the waterbody, the 440 acre lake is heavily polluted due to sewage and garbage being dumped from nearby areas. Untreated sewage is being drained into the lake at Ayapakkam and Thirumullaivoyal as these areas lack a proper underground drainage system. The water is covered by

Bengaluru woman robbing elders in city arrested

Chennai: A Bengaluru-based woman was arrested in the city for targeting senior citizens and looting valuables from them. Asha Soundarya (37) of Lingarajapuram in Bengaluru, had reached the city two months ago to avoid arrest in Karnataka for several robbery cases. Sources said she came to Chennai on her two-wheeler and stayed in a room in Arumbakkam. She started robbing elderly people in busy locations like Kodambakkam and T Nagar.

Karnan taken to Kolkata amid drama

Chennai: Justice C S Karnan’s name is always associated with high drama and it was no different right from the moment the West Bengal police found his whereabouts in Coimbatore last night. Karnan, who had allegedly argued with the police refusing to get into the police car, citing that he wanted to speak to the media first, was brought to the city late on Tuesday night. And around this noon,

Young villain who is into power lifting also

Chennai: Versatile actor Ajay Rathnam’s son, Dheeraj Rathnam is as multi-faceted as his father. He recently won gold at the district level power-lifting competition in the 200 kg category. The actor/sportsman talks to us about his life on and off the screen. Q: Can you tell us about power-lifting? A: Power-lifting is a form of competitive weightlifting in which contestants attempt three types of lifts in a set sequence-squat, bench

With heat, crimes rise in summer

Chennai: In Chennai, it is not just the heat that rises unbearably during summer, but also the crime rate. According to data with the police department, the number of petty crimes reported in the month of April and May has seen a steep rise when compared to the rest of the months in this year. A total of 1397 crimes were reported between January and May 2017, of which, 794