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Chennai / The Hindu

Voter turnout in Tamil Nadu marginally better among women than men in Lok Sabha poll

69.85% of women electors and 69.58% of men electors exercised their franchise on Friday; women voters were ahead by 0.27 percentage points;

22 Apr 2024 4:11 am
Chennais three Parliamentary constituencies record overall polling percentage of 55.94

A total of 27.24 lakh of the 48.69 lakh registered voters in the city exercised their right on April 19. Among the 18 Assembly segments, Thousand Lights reported the lowest turnout with 52.16%

22 Apr 2024 1:00 am
NAFED to sell Bharat brand rice in 5-kg and 10-kg packs soon

As with wheat flour and chana dal, this is an effort to reduce the prices of rice in the open market

21 Apr 2024 11:08 pm
In Frames | Enduring circle of life

The survival of olive ridley sea turtles, which venture on to beaches to nest and lay eggs before continuing their journey, depends on conservation efforts to ensure safety of the eggs and the hatchlings; in Chennai, both forest guards and volunteers are committed to their protection

21 Apr 2024 9:42 am
Lok Sabha polls | Four-tier security arrangement in place at counting centresin Chennai

The CAPF, the T.N. Special Police, the Armed Reserve and the Greater Chennai police make up the four layers of security; all three counting centres in the city will be guarded round-the-clock until counting day on June 4

20 Apr 2024 4:44 pm
Barring a few issues, most parts of South Chennai witnesses smooth polling

To escape the searing heat, many voters, especially senior citizens, walked in as early as 6.45 p.m. to cast their vote. Though until noon, many braved the heat and waited in queues to vote, post noon, it was rather dull for a while and voting picked up pace in the evening

19 Apr 2024 11:40 pm
Its a myth that the clout of the BJP has grown in T.N., says Thamizhachi Thangapandian

With the confidence of getting a comfortable victory, Ms. Thangapandian said the focus, now, is on gaining higher percentage of votes than the previous election

16 Apr 2024 11:47 pm
Respite from searing heat likely for several parts of Tamil Nadu for a few days

A trough over south peninsular region is likely to bring rain over a few places in the State, till Monday. This may influence a drop in the daily temperature and places reeling under heatwave-like conditions may have a temporary relief due to the weather system

11 Apr 2024 9:11 pm
Chennai | This summer break, try your hand at rowing

Rowing is not just about exercise; it teaches stakeholders the transience of Nature and provides opportunities to represent India in sporting events

10 Apr 2024 4:37 pm
Team from Bengaluru visits Chennai Metrowater facilities to learn about water resilience

The team, comprising five members from the water board, was briefed about circular water economy, decentralisation of water supply and other solutions, say officials

8 Apr 2024 11:38 pm
Model code holds up repairs to roads and infrastructure projects

Residents say repairs to many roads have not been taken up and the implementation of the infrastructure projects, including water supply, has been delayed. As many as 1,857 roads will be taken up after the model code is lifted in June, says a Corporation official

7 Apr 2024 11:37 pm