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Bengaluru-Chennai expressway awaits green nod, Tamil Nadu agrees to spare 5.42 hectares of reserve forest

The project awaits green nod from Union environment ministry as the proposed road passes through Mahimandalamreserve forest in Arcot range of Vellore forest division.

07 Jul 2018

Tamil Nadu ahead of other states in safeguarding forests

Though there has been an increased demand for forest land for various developmental needs, the Tamil Nadu Forest department has ensured minimum diversion of forest land for any non-forestry purposes.

10 Jun 2018

Centre to take over Animal Welfare Board of India office?

Union government’s controversial move violates conditions laid down by State in 1991

01 May 2018

Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board denies RTI applicant information on Thoothukudi Sterlite plant

The TNPCB has withheld information to an RTI applicant on Vedanta Limited’s Sterlite operations in Thoothukudi without giving proper justification.

29 Apr 2018

Chennai: Wildlife deaths at IIT-Madras hit new high

Nation’s premier educational institute saw a staggering 99 deaths last year, including 82 deer and four blackbucks

27 Apr 2018

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.

24 Apr 2018

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

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