SV Krishna Chaitanya

Tamil Nadu officials sweat it out to tame Cyclone Gaja

The first cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ of this monsoon season is keeping the State on tenterhooks and is likely to make landfall as severe cyclone in the early hours on Friday.

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India’s human space programme gets a fillip

Three years from now, India will be capable of taking humans into space.

15 Nov 2018

Stakes high on GSLV Mk-III launch today, key technologies to be tested

The satellite orbit will be raised to the final circular Geostationary Orbit (GSO) by firing Liquid Apogee Motor in stages. 

14 Nov 2018

Red alert: Cyclone Gaja to stride ashore in Tamil Nadu on November 15

Met officials predict heavy to very heavy rains at a few places with extremely heavy rains at isolated places over north TN and Pondicherry. 

12 Nov 2018

Weather too played a role

The people of Chennai no doubt contributed to the low pollution levels in the city, but experts believe weather too had played a role.

08 Nov 2018

More sparkle, less pollution in Chennai this Deepavali; but still noisy out there

As many as 2,372 people were booked across the State on Tuesday for bursting crackers beyond the stipulated hours fixed by the SC.

08 Nov 2018

LNG import terminal to be commissioned this month

A senior officer of IOCL’s Southern Region Pipelines told Express, that, having received clearance, work on the pipeline would be completed by November 20.

06 Nov 2018

Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited resists ban on plastic-coated paper cups

TNPL base stock is free of any plastic but the paper cup converter units give a plastic-coat with a tin film of food-grade low-density polyethylene to act as a liquid barrier for its end use.

04 Nov 2018

Is Tamil Nadu ready to be plastic-free?

Lack of easy availability of cost-effective alternatives, a rigid plastic manufacturing industry and livelihood concerns as thousands of jobs are at risk still to be addressed, and fast.

04 Nov 2018

Proposed Neutrino project in Tamil Nadu's Theni hits another green hurdle

The National Green Tribunal stayed the upcoming neutrino project at Theni. However, it refused to stay the environmental clearance.

03 Nov 2018

NGT levies Rs 2 crore fine on Tamil Nadu PWD for poor pre-monsoon preparations

Under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission Scheme, administrative sanction for an estimated Rs 603.67 crores was obtained, but no tangible action was taken.

02 Nov 2018

In view of SC order, Tamil Nadu fire department goes slow on issuing cracker shop NOCs

Coming to other districts, fire officers seem to have taken a liberal approach to issuance of NOC for nearly 85 per cent of applicants.

30 Oct 2018

Air quality improved following Sterlite's closure: TNPCB

Sterlite's counsel said PCB's submissions were contested on grounds that the company was neither intimated nor called upon to participate in the sampling exercise as per norms.

29 Oct 2018

Chocking Pulicat Lake: Not so very ‘wall’ planned

Fishermen are facing untold hardship due to the closed Pulicate lake bar mouth. Govt's solution could allow unhindered flow of seawater into the lake and do more harm than good, say experts. 

28 Oct 2018

DRDO gets nod for strategic surveillance system at vantage Rustland Island

Defence officials say the project is crucial as Rustland Island is located at a vintage location of about 200 km from the Strait of Malacca that connects Indian Ocean with South China Sea.

27 Oct 2018