There are many unsung heroes of freedom struggle

“My father, DS Somasundaram, took a great interest in the freedom struggle. I had spoken with renowned fighter Kakkan who was close to us. My immediate relatives joined Subash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army (INA) and actively took part in the struggle,” he says. Continue Reading

Derailed: Railway thefts go unnoticed in Chennai

Mostly, the men involved in these thefts are alcoholics and also repeat offenders. They indulge in these activities in order to make some quick bucks to purchase a bottle of liquor Continue Reading

Chennai to be brought under CCTV surveillance before Sept

“The city will be brought under the surveillance of CCTV cameras before this September with an aim to reduce and prevent crimes,” said city Commissioner of Police A K Viswanathan at a press conference at Vepery here this morning. Continue Reading

Handloom weavers in Chennai suburb use natural fibres

According to sources, “About half-a-century ago, the then-village area was developed as a handicraft centre and began exporting the famous ‘Madras Real Handkerchief’ to Nigeria.”

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Canal in Chennai suburb to make way for road

“The entire area goes underwater in the monsoon because the link is disconnected here. The new facility will eat up a huge share of the space sparing only three feet to carry stormwater works,”said V Ramanujam, an advocate and a resident of Kattabomman Street. Continue Reading