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Chennai civic body tie-up with 2 univs for road grid

The grid will show ideal use of each piece of land and guide infrastructure development

21 hours ago

GIM projects worth Rs 16,000 crore mired in approval issues across Tamil Nadu

The state may have attracted a total of Rs 2 lakh crore worth investment during the global investors meet (GIM) but several projects are mired in several issues.

21 Mar 2017

Union government plans to rank 500 cities in the country

 In what is probably a first of its kind effort to rank urban India, NITI Aayog, the policy think-tank of the union government, is planning to bring out an ‘Urban Transformation Index’ (UTI) for 500 c

19 Mar 2017

Ports under DRI radar for stash of fake notes

 The Chennai and Mumbai ports, and the Inland Container Depot in Tughlaqabad, New Delhi, are now under the radar of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), after a tip-off that counterfeit currency — including `500 and `2,000 notes — has reached the country’s shores. Container cargo in these three places is being screened, according to sources.

19 Mar 2017

Large consignments of fake currencies reached Indian shores? DRI blocks outbound cargo in Chennai port to check

Chennai Port sources confirmed that searches are being conducted in a certain portion of the port.

18 Mar 2017

Norms coming to convert Tamil Nadu farmland

If you are unable to buy or sell agriculture land for erecting a house or for commercial purposes, your wait might end soon.

18 Mar 2017

Koyambedu Market to enforce e-restrictions for trucks, vendors

The Koyambedu Market gates will soon have access control and shop licencees will be given radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to enter the market.

17 Mar 2017

Amma Shelter Fund coming to provide housing

30K tenements need reconstruction, 17K new units must to fulfil the city’s needs

15 Mar 2017

Tamil Nadu chalks out green plan to make buildings sustainable

Development regulations in Tamil Nadu are a taking a definite green turn, with the authorities involved considering a slew of proposals to address water, waste, green cover and other environmental con

14 Mar 2017

Chennai's unauthorised structures could threaten ground water recharge

Unauthorised constructions by a few private developers in several parts of the city without obtaining environmental clearance could threaten the ground water recharge pattern and sea water ingression

09 Mar 2017

Tamil Nadu mulls tweaking development rules for creation of a Shelter Fund corpus

 Aiming to create a corpus to finance housing projects for the poor, the State government is toying with a slew of proposals including charging a fee from land development projects, cess on industries

07 Mar 2017

‘Vessels can go after settling claims’

 the Directorate General of Shipping is likely to let the detained vessels – Isle of Man flagship B W Maple and Indian Flagship vessel M T Dawn Kanchipuram – to sail out of the Chennai Coast once clai

07 Mar 2017

Chennai airport prepares to host wide-bodied aircraft

With the State government assuring to provide 96 acres in the next few months, Chennai Airport would soon host wide-bodied aircraft, known as Code-D in aviation industry parlance.

02 Mar 2017

Tamil Nadu yet to sign MoU on linking Salem, Neyveli, Hosur airports

The three airports were selected under the first phase of UDAN scheme launched by the Civil Aviation Ministry, where the State will have to bear 20 per cent of the costs.

02 Mar 2017

IIT roped in to prepare oil spill contingency plan

In order to have its own contingency plan to tackle oil spill, the Tamil Nadu government has entrusted the task to the Indian Institute of Technology- Madras.

25 Feb 2017