S V Krishna Chaitanya

Stop moral policing and harassment, say IIT Madras students

Students of IIT Madras on Monday observed a symbolic silent and peaceful ‘Hug Day’,  protesting what they termed as increasing moral policing and sexual harassment on the campus.

21 hours ago

At 36.60 Celsius, Chennai records hottest day so far this year

With westerlies kicking in, heatwave expected to continue over the next few days.

21 Apr 2018

Chennai: Massive hunt to capture 280 free-ranging deer

According to the latest census carried out by the department, there are about 280 spotted deer that have made green patches along the city roads their habitat and breeding place.

10 Apr 2018

Tamil Nadu: Undaunted, ISRO all set for  PSLV-C41 launch on April 12

The ISRO officials said as per the approved plan, India should have seven navigation satellites in orbit in operational mode and two ground spares.

07 Apr 2018

ISRO loses contact with GSAT-6A satellite

After the successful long-duration firings, the communication from the GSAT-6A satellite was lost when it was on course for the final firing.

01 Apr 2018

ISRO’s lithium-ion cells to set all-electric vehicles era rolling

ISRO Chairman K Sivan said that space-grade li-ion batteries developed by Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre was an ideal candidate for use in electric vehicles, with certain modifications.

31 Mar 2018

Where have the Sparrows gone?

Madras Naturalists’ Society secretary G Vijaya Kumar told Express that it would be a four-month online survey aimed at documenting the presence or absence of sparrows in Greater Chennai.

25 Mar 2018

India Meteorological Department plans to upgrade ageing Chennai doppler weather radar

In 2002, the S-Band equipment was the first of its kinds to be procured by India

24 Mar 2018

AWBI approves Rekla race scene in Tamil movie 'Kadai Kutty Singam'

Animal Welfare Board of India overturns own decision, approves race scenes shot illegally without obtaining mandatory pre-shoot permission from the board.

23 Mar 2018

Where are the Sparrows? An atlas aims to find out them in Chennai

Not long ago, chirps of house sparrows were the first thing that you woke up to. Their sightings have been few nowadays, causing alarm among conservationists.

20 Mar 2018

Solar-powered unit turns plastic waste into fuel oil

Developed by IIT-Madras students, the unit can use  plastic waste that is normally not picked up by ragpickers for recycling 

11 Mar 2018

UN centre on climate change in India on the cards, says UNDP country chief

With climate change becoming real, the United Nations (UN) plans to enter into a strategic partnership with India and open a centre on climate change and resilience in New Delhi.

09 Mar 2018

IIT-M students develop mobile unit that turns plastic waste into fuel oil

 A team of students from IIT-Madras has developed a solar-powered mobile unit that converts non-recyclable plastic waste into fuel oil that is cheaper than diesel and can be used as a substitute in

06 Mar 2018

Summer returns, even hotter in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu

After an erratic monsoon, Tamil Nadu is likely to witness a hotter summer. The mercury has already begun to rise above normal in several districts of the State, including Chennai.

04 Mar 2018

‘Shortwave radio best to connect with deep sea fishermen in distress’, says Commissioner of Disaster Management Rajendra Ratnoo

Turning the clock backwards, the Tamil Nadu government is planning to put to use shortwave radio frequencies that were widely used across the globe in 19th century.

03 Mar 2018