Nirupama Viswanathan

Doctors, experts say the weed does indeed cause allergic diseases

The pollen of Parthenium, also known as ‘Congress Grass’, is an irritant, according to health experts. “The pollen causes allergies including respiratory.

10 Jun 2018

Chennai: Nothing rosy about waste management in Manali

Conservancy workers of zone, praised for its efficient handling of garbage, allege they are forced to hide trash in bushes, vacant plots 

09 Jun 2018

Chennai: Wall built on Mathur lake area to protect encroachments

Move to save illegal structures eating up Mathur lake from flooding.

01 Jun 2018

Residents evicted before Madras High Court deadline

A young Poongkodi, widowed only 15 days ago, was set to perform her husband Suresh’s 16th day kariyam, a tradition marking the end of the mourning period, on Sunday, with her two young boys.

28 May 2018

Chennai: Good marks bring ray of hope on hard days in Perumbakkam

Santhosh P of block 20 in Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board tenements at Perumbakkam had a busy afternoon on Wednesday, distributing toffees to his neighbours and friends. 

24 May 2018

Chennai: The smell of death at Kilpauk Medical College Hospital shelter home 

Visitors to the city corporation’s night shelter at Kilpauk Medical College Hospital (KMCH) are often welcomed by a stench that Muthu*, an inmate, describes as the ‘smell of death.’

22 May 2018

Abandoned by mother at eight, Sudharson shelters hope himself

Sudharson R thinks his parents will be happy to know that he has scored 1,052 in his Plus-2 examinations.

17 May 2018

Prolific , progressive, scholarly

‘Ezhuthu Sithar’ questioned social norms with his literary works and found fame as movie dialogue writer

16 May 2018

Slum-dweller resettled far away from Chennai city dies as it took ambulance an hour to take him to hospital

The death has angered the residents of the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board tenements who were already upset over that they have been moved over 50 kilometres from their earlier homes.

12 May 2018

Vegetable market in Avadi still to open

Despite the construction of Rs 62-lakh complex finishing five years ago, there are no signs of it becoming operational.

12 May 2018

Officials collect ID proofs of 387 families to be evicted under the Cooum Restoration Project

Officials collect original ID proofs of 387 families of PP Garden, who are set to be evicted.

11 May 2018

Chennai Metropolitan Area expansion: Dark clouds over green fields in Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur

Proposed expansion of Chennai Metropolitan Area has left farmers in Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts fearing for their livelihood.

30 Apr 2018

Freely runs illegal sewage in Chennai storm water drains

In 2013, 1.6 lakh illegal connections were found; shockingly, Corporation says now its only 461.

13 Apr 2018

Tamil Nadu: Kamal Haasan turns Vaigai Express into a vehicle of thought

Though Kamal Haasan had initially set out to meet all meets at all stations during his Egmore-Tiruchy journey by Vaigai Express, at the end, it was a private affair.

05 Apr 2018

Tamil Nadu: Once a sought-after resettlement colony, Navalur now a bane

When the city corporation took around 150 representatives from Aminjikarai in two buses to the Slum Clearance Board tenements at Navalur, Serapanancheri panchayat, around four months ago for a tour be

26 Mar 2018