IBN Chennai

  • 2 held for taking photos of Dreamliner's interior October 3, 2012

    Chennai: Two passengers who got out of New Delhibound Air India's Dreamliner plane after taking pictures of the aircraft's interior in Chennai were arrested on Wednesday, police said. Ameer Tawah, 35, and Mansoor, 24, hailing from Kerala, boarded the flight set to take off at 11.30 am and took pictures of...
  • Building collapses in Chennai, one dead October 3, 2012

    Chennai: A building has collapsed in the Triplicane area in Chennai. One person is dead and reports say many others are believed to have been trapped under the debris. The incident occurred in the residential area early on Wednesday morning. Earlier reports had said two people were feared dead and four...
  • Chennai: Airhostess dies after being thrown off an adventure ride October 3, 2012

    Chennai: A 20yearold airhostess was killed in a freak accident on Tuesday after she was thrown off an adventure ride inside an amusement park on the outskirts of Chennai. The victim, who hailed from Nagaland suffered head injuries, was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced her dead. The...
  • Activists demand complete shutdown of Kudankulam September 25, 2012

    Chennai: Protests broke out against the fuel loading at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Chennai on Tuesday. Activists stepped up the demand for a complete shutdown of the nuclear plant and called for withdrawing police forces in the villages surrounding the Kudankulam plant. The President of the antiKudankulam Committee said...
  • Chennai: Visa seekers throng US Consulate September 25, 2012

    Chennai: If you thought that the scene near the US Consulate in Chennai resembled that of a Vishnu temple in the month of Purattasi, you could scarcely be faulted for the misconception. With the interviews for visas to the USA restarting after a week of protests, applicants decided to leave...
  • Chennai: Raising a 'paw' for dog adoption September 25, 2012

    Chennai: Even as a craze for pedigree dogs has been doing the rounds in the city, a determined group of people have been tirelessly promoting the Great Indian Dog. Their efforts seemed to have paid off at the Blue Cross Adoptathon on Sunday evening, as a majority of those who...
  • Chennai: Anna Arch renovation work to begin on Wednesday September 25, 2012

    Chennai: The renovation work on the Anna Arch at Arumbakkam would begin from September 26. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at the Secretariat on Monday. During the discussions, the Chief Minister advised the officials about the renovation measures to...
  • Suspended AAI officer attends Chennai meet September 25, 2012

    Chennai: Though he was supposedly suspended by Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh for irregularities in awarding contracts, a top official of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is believed to have attended a prebid meeting at the airport here on Friday, drawing flak from unionists in the airport. According to...
  • Chennai: Cancer survivors' date with Rose Day September 24, 2012

    Chennai: Not many people will receive a call from a former president of the country. But patients and staff at the Paterson Cancer Centre were on cloud nine when they received a call from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, who spoke to them, congratulating the team and blessing the patients. The...
  • Chennai: Street children turn shutterbugs for a cause September 24, 2012

    Chennai: I have a dream! the quote was no more pertained only to Martin Luther King. The children who live in streets too have their own dreams, be it eliminating issues such as alcohol consumtion or to eradicate child sexual abuse. Around 20 children, who live in streets, expressed...
  • Chennai: 18 years on, woman meets kin September 24, 2012

    Chennai: After spending 18 years at a home for mentally challenged women in Chennai, a schizophrenic woman from Gujarat was reunited with her brother. Sadly for Chandrika Ben, who hails from the small village of Marohi, which is 6 km outside Surat, her husband who abandoned her all those years...
  • Chennai: Grand farewell for 1,450 Vinayakas September 24, 2012

    Chennai: All roads seemed to lead to the sea in Chennai on Sunday, with thousands of processions making their way to the designated areas for the immersion of Ganesha idols in the sea. Overall, no major incidents were reported from any of the sites. But police seems to be caught...
  • AntiRajapaksa protests choke Chennai September 22, 2012

    Chennai: Protests opposing the visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to India threw traffic in the city out of gear for over three hours on Friday. The protests come at a time when the city was recovering from the traffic snarls caused by protests against the alleged antiIslam movie...
  • Chennai: Small traders have no idea what FDI means September 22, 2012

    Chennai: Its a small shop in the corner of a street in Nerkundram. But it has almost all the goods available in a supermarket. Wiping his sweat from his forehead on a humid day just after the Bharat Bandh, Bhaskar, the owner, proudly says, Our shop has everything you...
  • Chennai: MU library celebrations draw flak September 22, 2012

    Chennai: The library of the University of Madras is now embroiled in yet another controversy with senior professors raising questions about the timing of the postcentenary celebrations slated for September 25. The fete takes place even as the library has remained headless for about four years with several big ticket...
  • Chennai: G Kasturi, former editor of The Hindu, is dead September 21, 2012

    Chennai: G Kasturi, former editor of The Hindu group, passed away here on Friday, said a family member. He was 87. He was also the former managing director of Kasturi and Sons Ltd that owns the paper and other publications from the group. He passed away peacefully early morning, N...
  • Chennai: US visa services to resume on Monday September 21, 2012

    Chennai: The United States Consulate General in the city, which had suspended its visa services since Friday following an attack by protesting members of an Islamic organisation, said that it will resume its services on Monday even as Consul General Jennifer McIntyre met City Police Commissioner S George for over...
  • Chennai bandh: Labourers feel the pinch September 21, 2012

    Chennai: Daily wage earners were robbed of their earning for the day as shops across Chennai downed shutters to observe the daylong protest against FDI in retail and diesel price hike. We have been lying idle without any work due to the bandh, said Robert, who pedalled his tricycle daily...
  • Chennai: IT cos to feel the heat as tankers stay off roads September 21, 2012

    Chennai: The IT and ITES sector in Chennai, which remained unaffected by the Bharat Bandh on Thursday, was likely to take a hit in the next few days due to the ongoing strike by private water tankers association, said a highly placed source from the sector. The strike began on...
  • Chennai: Chief Imam appeals to protesters to end stir September 20, 2012

    Chennai: Pointing out that violent forms of protests and vandalising public property was antithesis to the teachings of Islam, Chief Imam of the Makkah Masjid, Moulana Shamsudeen Qasimi, on Wednesday appealed to the Muslim community to put and end to the antiUS agitations in the city. In a statement, he...
  • Chennai fish markets turn into 'silent zones' September 20, 2012

    Chennai: We have heard most teachers likening a noisy classroom to a fish market, as a comparison to the hustle bustle common to both. But, in the absence of its trademark noise and crowd, the fish markets in the city wore a deserted look a couple of days after the...
  • Chennai: Green drive goes awry, debris lands on beach September 20, 2012

    Chennai: Adyar Creeks gain is Foreshore Estates loss in this green move that seems to have gone terribly wrong. The Public Works Department is now dumping construction debris, ordered to be removed by the National Green Tribunal from the Adyar Creek estuary, in Foreshore Estate, on the beach near Srinivasapuram....
  • Chennai: 20,000 take to streets in antiIslam film fury September 19, 2012

    Chennai: Traffic in the heart of the city was paralysed for nearly four hours on Tuesday, as over 20,000 people belonging to 23 Muslim organisations gathered on the Anna SalaiPudupet junction in a show of strength to protest against alleged antiIslam film, Innocence of Muslims. The demonstration was by and...
  • Rains up water level in Chennai reservoirs September 19, 2012

    Chennai: Over the past couple of weeks, the intermittent showers in and around the city limits have contributed to a significant rise in the water levels in the reservoirs that supply drinking water to residents. The city gets its water supply from reservoirs and lakes at Poondi, Sholavaram, Chembarambakkam and...
  • Chennai: S George appointed new top cop September 19, 2012

    Chennai: Additional DirectorGeneral of Police S George was on Tuesday appointed as the new Commissioner of Police. He replaces J K Tripathy, who has been transferred and appointed as ADGP (Prisons). George, a 1984batch officer of the Indian Police Service, will take charge as the new city police chief on...
  • Tunnel boring at 2 Chennai Metro sites by Septemberend September 18, 2012

    Chennai: Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will begin burrowing beneath Washermenpet and May Day Park in the last week of September or October first week to build the underground infrastructure for metro rail, according to a Chennai Metro Rail spokesperson. The spokesperson told City Express that the tunnel boring machines are...
  • Chennai market braces for bandh over fuel price hike, FDI September 18, 2012

    Chennai: The Koyambedu Wholesale Market is a picture of activity, with trucks and other storage vehicles bustling in and out, transporting merchandise, and people loading or unloading them. On September 20, this place will come to a grinding halt, with all the traders of this market expressing their support to...
  • Chennai: Docs sew woman up with surgical swab inside September 18, 2012

    Chennai: A 30yearold woman landed up in the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital in Tondiarpet due to severe infection caused by a surgical napkin that found its way inside her during an earlier surgery. The napkin has since been surgically removed. According to Mahesh (31), the husband of the...
  • Chennai: US consulate shuts visa section for 2 days September 18, 2012

    Chennai: The US Consulate in Chennai has shut down its visa section for two days following protests against a film said to be 'antiIslam'. There have been protests at the consulate for the past three days. Almost 500 members of minority party TMMK shouted slogans and pelted stones outside the...
  • Chennai: Now, pay more for that dream house September 17, 2012

    Chennai: Invest or hedge? That is the dilemma confronting Ramesh who wants to have a small, comfortable nest in the city. Just when he thought he would buy one some months ago, property prices went north as the input cost went up. I was planning to buy a house in...