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April 25, 2018

CSK’s departure hits host hotel

The managers of Hotel Crowne Plaza in Alwarpet were excited when the hotel was chosen to be the accommodation hub for players of Chennai Super Kings, the popular team in IPL T20 cricket. A bill board on the property sent […]

April 24, 2018

FB post issue: S. V. Shekher petitions Madras High Court

Actor-politcian S V Shekher has filed a petition in the Madras High Court seeking anticipatory bail. This comes in the wake of a case being filed against him in Karur for sharing a Facebook post which said derogatory things about […]

April 21, 2018

S. V. Shekher’s house stoned during protest by mediapeople

The house of actor-politician S V Shekher in Mandavelipakkam was stoned by a group of people during the course of a protest by some journalists. This took place on Friday afternoon. The group was arrested by police and detained at […]

April 17, 2018

Activist Aruna Roy shares her story of how the Right to Information Act came to be

Activist Aruna Roy shares her story of how the Right to Information Act came to be

Sivagami Petachi Auditorium in Alwarpet was packed on Monday evening as people listened to social activist Aruna Roy highlight the journey that made to make the Right to information Act a reality. Aruna, who quit the IAS to join community […]

April 9, 2018

Police secure hotel where Chennai Super Kings team is accommodated

Police secure hotel where Chennai Super Kings team is accommodated

Hotel Crowne Plaza on TTK Road in Alwarpet has been secured because the Chennai Super Kings cricket team playing in the IPL T20 cricket tourney is based here and a section of people protesting against the Centre for not setting […]

April 8, 2018

Marina Beach continues to be barricaded; heavy police presence

Entry to the Marina beach continues to be regulated in an informal manner. This follows city police securing the place to discourage possible protests by people who are demanding that the centre set up the Cauvery Water Management Board. Police […]

April 2, 2018

Police personnel man entry points at Marina Beach

Police personnel man entry points at Marina Beach

Security has been beefed up at Marina Beach after a flash protest was held by a few people on Saturday, March 31. Around 20 people were rounded up by the police after they staged a protest against the Union government […]

March 31, 2018

Financial year closing: Banks to work extended hours today

Today being the last day of the financial year, several banks in the neighbourhood have extended their regular working hours to help customers transcat business. At IDBI Bank at C. P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet, a staff member says “We usually […]

March 27, 2018

Fire breaks out at CitiCentre mall on Monday

A fire broke out on the third floor of CitiCentre shopping mall on Dr Radhakrishnan Salai on Monday afternoon. Fire Services teams put out the fire and later said a short circuit in the power supply system in a store-cum-office […]

March 22, 2018

Mylapore MLA Nataraj to open a samaritan shop at Mandaveli on Sunday

Mylapore MLA R. Nataraj will open a St. Luke’s samaritan shop for the needy at Adam Street, near Mandaveli Market, on March 25 at 7 a.m. Other attendees include T. R. Badri Narayanan, retd AGM, Ashok Leyland and Rev. Dr. […]

March 20, 2018

Meeting held to condemn ‘cutting of sacred thread’

Meeting held to condemn 'cutting of sacred thread'

On Monday evening, more than 1000 people participated in an event held to condemn the incident where the sacred thread (poonal) of a few members of the Brahmin community was cut off by miscreants. The public meeting was held at […]

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