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The Hindu: M.C. Sampath, retired SeniorAssociate Editor of The Hindu, passed away here on Saturday evening after suffering a massive cardiac arrest. He was 78. He retired from The Hindu in 2012 after serving the newspaper for 50 years, not counting the five years...
The Hindu: Chennai city has almost always been synonymous with medicine. From 1664, when the first British hospital was set up at Fort St. George, and the 1980s when corporate hospitals began making an appearance, to the present-day, state-of-the art care has always been...
The Hindu: The relaxation of medical visa norms for patients from SAARC countries will not only help hospitals, but also boost the hotel and medical devices industries, and other tourism sectors. Medical tourism, unlike other forms of tourism, was not affected by global...
The Times of India: CHENNAI: Whenever a case of custodial rape or death is reported, police register a first information report (FIR), and the matter is automatically investigated by a judicial magistrate as well. But, can police close the case if the magistrate gives clean chit...
The Times of India: CHENNAI: The Madras high court has directed the Tamil Nadu government to hold as many Teacher Eligibility Tests (TET) as possible every year, keeping in mind the shortage of TET-qualified teachers in government and aided schools in the state. Justice D...
The Times of India: Fiery lamb curry with the flavours of southern India. Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes Ingredients: For the curry powder: 1tbsp coriander seeds 1tsp fenugreek seeds 1tsp mustard seeds 2tsp poppy seeds 1tsp cumin seeds 2tsp black...
The Times of India: Prachi Raturi Misra | TNNBalbir Singh Dosanjh, popularly known as Balbir Singh Senior, is a worried man these days. The 91-year-old, considered a living legend in the annals of Indian hockey, is concerned about the health of Shah Rukh, his friend from across...
The Hindu: I arrived in Madras in 1950 to join my father P.A. Subrahmanya Ayyar who had settled in Egmore after a long career as a professor of English at Annamalai University. Our house was in Gengu Reddi Road, Egmore, very quiet except for occasional noise from the...
The Hindu: There is reason for local residents to feel proud about the Villivakkam market. It is one of the oldest markets in north Madras and has been a hub for the sale of vegetables and fruits at wholesale...
The Hindu: The decision to buy a plot in the suburbs led me to East Tambaram six decades ago. The first day I travelled to my workplace from my new address, it was challenging. I had to travel by the Pallavan bus, which was packed with vendors who were carrying goods...
The Hindu: I have been living in Chromepet for 35 years. Chromepet of my childhood is significantly different from what it is today. Back then, every stranger would greet me with a smile. Now, my neighbour is a stranger. Then, only one bus operated from Chromepet to...
The Hindu: Tambaram Sanitorium, located six kilometres from Tambaram, derives its name from the Tambaram TB Sanatorium, also known as the GovernmentHospital of...
The Hindu: The KamadhenuTheatre, which shot to renown by screening epics, was established within a sprawling mansion, Lakshmi Vilas. The halls of this mansion...
The Hindu: From a young age, I have had a passion for service. In 1983, I started as a volunteer for the residents’ welfare association in Ashok Nagar, where I live. The streets were plagued with problems relating to power supply. As a student, I took up the issue...