Samuel Merigala

Encroachers, sewage kill Ponniamman Koil Sitheri water body

The undiluted sewage is flowing into a well in the lake which supplies water to over 1,500 families.

21 Jan 2019

Duo continue to suck South Kolathur water table dry

It has been learnt that the duo has reduced the quantum of their operation but continue to extract groundwater in the wee hours.

21 Jan 2019

Local bodies spend lakhs ferrying plastic waste to cement firms in Chennai

To transport plastic waste to cement companies, five municipalities are spending more than Rs 30 lakhs each month.  

18 Jan 2019

Madras HC diktat ignored, Old GST road now literally ‘high’ road

Irked by the callousness of officials, residents of Irumbuliyur — a town through which the road passes — halted works on Thursday. 

14 Jan 2019

Revenue dept marks encroachment after Collector intervenes

The Revenue Department has begun marking the extent of a religious encroachment on the Narayanapuram Canal in S Kolathur, following a petition from a local resident.

10 Jan 2019

Tech glitch prevents card holders from ‘giving up’ Pongal gifts

 To ensure optimal utilisation of the Pongal gifts doled out by the State, the government has introduced a ‘give it up’ option.

09 Jan 2019

Concern over official bid to ‘save’ Pallavaram lake

Works are in progress to connect the stormwater drain network – built on the Pallavaram Periya Eri – to the underground drainage system of the municipality.

31 Dec 2018

Poisoning suspected as stray dogs drop dead near gated community

Residents claim at least 20 dogs have died in the last one year alone.  

31 Dec 2018

Penalised engineering firm bids for contracts for more Chennai Corporation zones

The deadline for submitting bids to take up conservancy operations in eight more zones ends on December 24.

20 Dec 2018

Proposal for virtual reality classroom in Chennai Corporation school to be tabled

A proposal to establish a virtual reality classroom in one of Chennai Corporation’s schools, will be tabled at the Chennai Smart City Board meeting on Tuesday.

18 Dec 2018

Coming soon: 667 'smart poles' to aid Chennai's damsels in distress 

The ‘smart poles’ will have an emergency call box, public address system, cameras and a distress button connected to the police central command centre

13 Dec 2018

Sudden death of Madras Christian College girl after mandatory sports session shocks students

Mahima Jayaraj, a BSc Chemistry student, allegedly collapsed on the basketball court around 5 pm after the mandatory jogging the college’s ‘Sports For All’ initiative entails.

11 Dec 2018

Chennai Bypass to get new lights in accident-prone areas

The NHAI’s decision comes after 53 deaths from 195 accidents were recorded on the stretch between January 2016 and July 2017.

11 Dec 2018

Chennai Corporation rescues mentally unstable UP man missing for 14 weeks

Along with Hansalal, the Chennai Corporation rescued 14 other homeless people from Chennai Central, Beach railway stations and Broadway bus stand.

08 Dec 2018

Contractors spill beans on wrongdoing in Chennai Corporation

The break-up of packages and roads covered came out only in the August 23 tender bulletin, less than fortnight before bidding closed on September 10, thus limiting bids.

08 Dec 2018