Nirupama Viswanathan

Chennai ranks 70 in Housing and Inclusiveness category

The reason for the low score could be traced back to the policy or the lack of it thereof, say experts.

19 Aug 2018

209 roads chosen for re-greening initiative

The civic body will also plant 2,000 Indian almond trees (Terminalia Catappa) and 2,000 saplings of neem, among other species

14 Aug 2018

Atmosphere at Refugee camp in Red hills cool down 

Refugees say anger has given way to realisation that he had political limitations when dealing with Eelam issue

13 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board plan to demolish tenements to build 13-storeyed building draws flak

For a month now, residents are fearing forced evictions to make way for the new multi-storeyed structure with only a one-time allowance of Rs 8000.

09 Aug 2018

Families stranded as Nochikuppam settlements razed

The makeshift tenements built by the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board(TNSCB) were  originally designed to house the families affected by tsunami for around 18 months.

03 Aug 2018

The reign of rugby girls

The Tamil Nadu girls’ U-17 rugby team has nine students from Government Higher Secondary School in
Thoriapakkam, most of whom come from an economically weak background

02 Aug 2018

Repatriates, low income groups may lose houses to Metro Phase-II

Eighty-nine houses in Assisi Nagar have already been issued notices for land acquisition and a total of 151 families are expected to lose their properties.

24 Jul 2018

The Banyan, NGO working for mentally ill celebrates its 25th anniversary

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of The Banyan, an NGO that works with mentally ill and homeless women, three women share their success stories of rehabilitation.

21 Jul 2018

Chennai corporation conducts stray dog census

The civic body is using mobile applications to enumerate stray dogs and sterilise them. The survey, so far, shows a drop in numbers from 2014 census, which marked 83,000 strays.

19 Jul 2018

No pet park for Chennai in the near future

With pets not being allowed incorporation parks and the draft of the Solid Waste Management Byelaws 2016 proposing to fine dog owners who fail to clean up.

13 Jul 2018

Water woes take women to streets

Five women study water accessibility and sanitation in 75 streets in Triplicane and Royapettah, find water contaminated for drinking and domestic purposes.

12 Jul 2018

Part of Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board tenement roof collapses, boy injured in Chennai

The thirty-eight-year-old building now houses around 488 families.“For a week now, the ceiling was cracked.

11 Jul 2018

Access granted

Marina and Besant Nagar beaches to soon be Persons with Disabilities friendly Civic body to take cues from Miami beaches, provide wooden surface and rolling mats

09 Jul 2018

Agonising wait for resettlement

6 months after evictions, at least 50 families in Choolaimedu yet to receive allotments.

07 Jul 2018

Chennai: Kannamapet crematorium to be made gas-powered

With electric crematoria in the city being closed down for maintenance every now and then,  Greater Chennai Corporation is set to convert Kannamapet crematorium at T Nagar, a gas-powered one. 

06 Jul 2018

Asian Games 2018