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Chennaiite tastes success with hardwork

Chennai: N Boopathy owns a browsing centre at Lakshmi Nagar, 100 Ft Road, Nanganallur, in the city. His father was a traffic sub-inspector who passed away in an accident, when Boopathy was in school. As there was no other source of income for the family, he was forced to work at a browsing centre. He started working there from 2002 for a pay of Rs 2,500. After six months of

Chennai area to get underground electric cables

Chennai: In a move that would reduce incidents of electrocution in the neighborhood, TANGEDCO is all set to take up underground cable work. Alandur zone has been witnessing electrocution, which often turn fatal. The reason is the presence of overhead cables. Works are planned in the suburban Alandur constituency following the frequent incidents of electrocution, said a TANGEDCO official. The EB is making use of the funds that would be

Spinner Ashwin receives Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy

Dharamsala: India’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin received Garfield Sobers Trophy for being named the ICC Cricketer of the Year as well as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year. “It has been a great honour to be named by the ICC for two top awards and it is dreamlike to actually receive them here,” said Ashwin, who had finished 2015 as the No. 1 ranked Test bowler in the world, a

Residents Welfare Association manned by women

Chennai: Anand Illam Owners Association (AIOA) of Anand flats’s on Ranga road in Mylapore located in the city is 33 years old. Its unique feature is ,at present it is an ‘all women’s’ association’. “We all attended Lalithasahasranamam classes together and became good friends. So we thought that it would easy for us to function as a unit. Menfolk are away from home during the day and can be approached

Safety rules suggested for Kapali temple fest

Chennai: With the Panguni peruvizha of the Kapaleeshwarar temple slated to begin on 2 April preparations are on in the area in high scale in terms of security. The deputy commissioner of police, Mylapore, V Balakrishnan has requested devotees to come out with suggestions regarding how best the celebrations can be conducted in a neat and safe way especially on the days of the Ther and Arubathumoovar festivals. Devotees have

Kapaleeshwarar temple festival on 2 April

Chennai: Festive atmosphere has once again pervaded the mada streets around the Kapaleeshwarar temple in the city. The annual brahmotsavam festival of the temple is around the corner. Preparations began last week with the erection of scaffoldings for putting up the pandals around the four prakarams. The temple Idols and the palanquins which will carry the deities are being cleaned, repaired and attended to. The festivities will begin with a

Alandur FOB to be constructed at Rs 6.2 cr

Chennai: After two years, there is some good news for Metro Rail commuters in Alandur as the long-pending demand for a foot-overbridge may soon see the light of day. Ever since the Alandur-Koyambedu CMRL line was opened to the public in 2015, commuters had been complaining about how difficult it was for them to reach the station by crossing the GST Road. “The only way to reach the Alandur Metro