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BSNL to roll out 4G services in Kovai, Salem soon; Kanchi to get it in March

State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is set to roll out its 4G services in two cities of Tamil Nadu in a couple of days, according to a BSNL official.

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Tamil Nadu builders shun pricey imported sand

The fifth consignment of 55,000 tonnes of imported sand will be arriving at Adani Kattupalli Port on February 15 to help the State tide over the sand crisis.

13 Feb 2019

Chennai civic body yet to get powers to implement new building rules

Corporation sources told Express that though the new rule has come into force from February 4, 2019, the revised delegation of powers are awaited from the member secretary.

12 Feb 2019

Japanese firm looking to tap artificial sand market in Tamil Nadu

A Japanese company is planning to tap the artificial sand market in India by offering technology to provide better quality of artificial sand.

12 Feb 2019

TN told to fast-track pension for unorganised sector

Union Labour Ministry has asked Tamil Nadu government to roll out Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan pension scheme from February 15.

10 Feb 2019

Economists fear ballooning fiscal deficit of TN

Dr K Jothi Sivagnanam, Professor and Head, Madras University, told Express that the huge fiscal deficit would mount pressure on the growth rate.

09 Feb 2019

No regularisation of plots that missed November 3 deadline

If you, as an individual plot holder or developer, have not applied for regularisation of your unapproved land on or before November 3, 2018, you will not be eligible for the same.

07 Feb 2019

CMDA-DTCP merger, a common pool of town planners in Tamil Nadu

The government has already brought all the construction and planning norms under one rule book — Tamil Nadu Combined Development and Building Rules, 2019.

07 Feb 2019

Where’s revised action plan on climate change?

The new plan would reflect the government’s goal of achieving 40 per cent of the State’s electricity (in terms of installed capacity) from non-fossil fuels by the year 2030. 

06 Feb 2019

‘Separate outfit needed to curb invasive alien species’

Alien species are taking over our land and water resources, posing serious threat to biodiversity and economy.

06 Feb 2019

Tamil Nadu likely to issue GO on combined development and building rules

Sources said that 70 per cent of development regulations pertaining to Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority has been amalgamated into the Act and rules.

03 Feb 2019

Encroachments: Tamil Nadu government seeks action report after order on special task force

It is learnt that initially the special task force will take up Chennai Metropolitan Area and 11 Municipal Corporation areas in State.

01 Feb 2019

Are our cities making us obese? Lancet report says urban planning key to good health

According to a new report by Dr Shifalika Goenka, Commissioner of the Lancet Obesity Commission, the way our environments are built and land use laws are framed have a profound impact on our health.

31 Jan 2019

CMDA told to post transport planner as CEO of CUMTA

CUMTA, as a coordinating body, can help institute integrated transport planning and decision making.

31 Jan 2019

Only seven per cent Chennaites aware of Good Samaritan Law on helping accident victims

As per the study conducted by SaveLIFE Foundation, Chennai fares poor when it comes to awareness of the law.  

30 Jan 2019