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  • Stolen idols from TN traced to US museums

    Stolen idols from TN traced to US museums

    Six exquisite Chola-era bronzes that went missing from the Veeracholapuram Shiva temple in Villupuram district of probably more than five decades ago have found their way to museums abroad. While heritage enthusiasts helped trace idols of Shiva and Parvati to the , those of Saint with wife Paravai have been showcased in the Freer Gallery of Art, both in the […]

     
     
  • Chennai‘s second oldest tower being razed

    Chennai‘s second oldest tower being razed

    CHENNAI: The landmark fifty-year-old New Tower Block at – the second oldest residential tower in the city – is set to vanish into the pages of history with the (TNHB) having begun razing it to make way for a new apartment complex. The 10-storey tower was also the second tallest structure in the city after the LIC building at the […]

     
     
  • Chennai cops to facilitate jobs for transsexuals

    Chennai cops to facilitate jobs for transsexuals

    CHENNAI: The abrupt reactions-averted eyes, prolonged stares-that are triggered every time she steps out do not bother anymore. This attention, the 29-year-old mooted at a meeting in the city on Friday, is what transsexuals like her could tap to push social campaigns from the government. “It is unlikely my generation will see a time when people see a transsexual and […]

     
     
  • Man dies in custody of Neelankarai police

    Man dies in custody of Neelankarai police

    CHENNAI: A 22-year-old burglary suspect, who was taken in for questioning for a property offence by the police, died in custody on Friday morning. The crime wing of the Neelankarai police had picked up V , of Ezhil Nagar in Perumbakkam, and his accomplice on Thursday regarding a break-in. The duo was taken to Neelankarai police station. Though the friend […]

     
     
  • First underground metro trains get ready to roll

    First underground metro trains get ready to roll

    CHENNAI: The commissioner of metro rail safety (CMRS) on Friday morning started a final round of inspections required for the official opening of underground metro stations below Anna Salai. The CMRS and his team conducted checks on the 4.5km line from to AG-DMS. They will on Saturday inspect metro trains and the stretch from AG-DMS to Little Mount. Commissioner K […]