SV Krishna Chaitanya

Chennai becomes first in India to get an intelligent flood warning system 

Tamil  Nadu is all set to deploy an ‘intelligent flood warning system’ in Chennai, which will enable officials to get area-wise inundation details during the monsoon.

19 minutes ago

Northeast monsoon: Chennai braces for more rain as IMD declares Orange alert

IMD maintains a network of Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) and Automatic Rain Gauge (ARG) stations across the State to measure rainfall on a real-time basis.

16 hours ago

2,500 people get killed every year by lightning strike

The NDMA says that on an average, over 2,500 people die annually due to lightning. In Tamil Nadu, about 500 people died between 2011 to 2015.

16 Oct 2019

Mapping of shallow waters on to predict killer waves

Ministry of Earth Sciences has mandated Chennai-based research units to develop bathymetry data along the Indian coast

15 Oct 2019

Tamil Nadu’s jumbo owners under radar after illegal trade busted in Assam

After illegal elephant trade was busted in Assam, the Tamil Nadu Forest Department has begun scrutinising all elephant ownership certificates.

14 Oct 2019

Tamil Nadu gets Central nod to build groynes in Pulicat

Welcoming development, fishermen say project will boost their revenue, but environmentalists fear it could damage ecosystem

10 Oct 2019

Lack of job security? 257 engineers recruited as forest guards in Tamil Nadu

The minimum qualification for forest guards is Plus-Two with age limit of 21-30. Forest guards are foot soldiers, forming integral part of protection.

09 Oct 2019

Tamil Nadu to knock SC door for auction of uprooted trees in Kanniyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary

For the first time, a State is proposing to get revenue by selling fallen trees inside a sanctuary.

07 Oct 2019

Karnataka refuses to hold talks with Tamil Nadu on Mekedatu dam project

Tamil Nadu has wasted 177 TMC of Cauvery water in 30 years, says Karnataka justifying its project to build one more dam on Cauvery.

07 Oct 2019

Fresh push for Neutrino plan, Cabinet Secretary holds meeting

The country’s ambitious basic science project - India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) - in Theni district is getting a fresh impetus. 

05 Oct 2019

EPS disappointed with plastic ban enforcement

Unhappy with ‘slow’ progress, CM wants revenue & State PCB officials to be empowered to raid, seize and penalise violators   

04 Oct 2019

ONGC to drill 44 new wells in TN, Puducherry?

Proposal submitted to Centre on Tuesday, 15 wells proposed in Nagapattinam dist

02 Oct 2019

IIT-M gifts GI tagged Pathamadai Gandhi mat to PM Modi

The portrait is weaved by traditional artisans of remote Pathamadai village in Tirunelveli, who for generations have inherited the art of weaving silk mats.

01 Oct 2019

Kanchi mutt elephants 'traumatised' as foresters use force to shift them to Trichy camp

Authorities used force, heavy machinery and bullhooks allegedly to gain control over the jumbos before loading them on to the specially designed vehicles.

28 Sep 2019

Three Kanchi mutt elephants ‘tortured’ during relocation to Tiruchy camp 

Jayanthi, the youngest of the three, did not heed any amount of harsh treatment and was finally pulled into the truck using a long rope tied to JCB.

28 Sep 2019