Nirupama Viswanathan

Painful setback for students at Perumbakkam

A bright student has failed to score well in Plus 2 exams, while another has dropped out

20 Apr 2019

Persons with Disabilities' woes continue at poll booths

In booths like PS senior secondary school in Mylapore, makeshift ramps were in place for polling but there were no attenders to drop and pick up voters in wheelchairs from their polling booths.

19 Apr 2019

No question of anti-incumbency in Tamil Nadu: Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar

Wherever we go, people say “We will vote for the boy.” 

15 Apr 2019

Five months on, seven shops still stand at Greams Road in Chennai

Officials said that the shops were spared as they moved court when the eviction drive along Cooum began.

13 Apr 2019

Near Chennai, but Tiruvallur constituency cries for better infrastructure

AIADMK's P Venugopal is wiing the constituency from the last two elections as he seeks to win against Congress candidate K Jayakumar this time.

12 Apr 2019

Riverfront development proposal in Chennai slammed

The plan involved the construction of11 maintenance ways, 22 walkways, 17 cycle tracks and 24 parks after displacing thousands of slum dwellers under disaster management.

11 Apr 2019

Industries and Pollution: Focus issues in Cuddalore

There will be a engaging battle between PMK’s R Govindasamy and DMK’s TRVS Sriramesh for the constituency having six Assembly segments.

04 Apr 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Visually impaired for poll duty in Tamil Nadu, a mistake?

Though ECI encourages people with disabilities to be a part of the election management system, staff with visual impairment appointed for election duty were turned away.

26 Mar 2019

Move over memes, short videos to rule the roost this election season

The season of memes has passed in the IT war rooms of political party offices in the State, passing the baton to short-form videos, says Information Technology wing secretaries of parties. 

22 Mar 2019

Raw deal for PwDs, women & transpersons in AIADMK, DMK manifestos

While the DMK had listed promises for some of these sections under separate heads, the AIADMK made no mention of these sections at all. 

21 Mar 2019

Dravidian parties thrived using caste parties for poll advantage

The Dravidian parties in the State grew from the anti-Brahminism movement, with an ostensibly anti-caste ideology at its heart.

17 Mar 2019

70 per cent homeless in three big Tamil Nadu cities live as families: Study

Eighty four per cent of the surveyed homeless households in Chennai, 52 per cent of households in Coimbatore and 33 per cent in Madurai do not have ration cards, the study said.

12 Mar 2019

Poll josh missing in Chennai's resettlement colonies

Residents say construction has not been taken up at Ezhil Nagar in the land allotted for the higher secondary school.

10 Mar 2019

Voices of women drown in masculinity of Dalit parties?

With major Dalit parties in the State caught in a hyper-masculine image trap, the doubly disadvantaged section of Dalit women are struggling to find a place.

07 Mar 2019

Political ladder taller for women

Out of a total of 241 district secretaries and equivalent positions in the four major parties in the State – DMK, AIADMK, BJP and Congress – only three are women.

03 Mar 2019