Samuel Merigala

New wall could spell doom for Putheri canal in Chennai

The misgivings of the residents of Zamin Pallavaram have come true.

17 Sep 2018

Risky rides

Fifteen-year old Vignesh was on his way to college when he hailed a share auto.

15 Sep 2018

Madambakkam fudges lake size for Chitlapakkam water supply project?

The locals, who have obtained a copy of the documents through an RTI application, say the boundaries of the lake were intentionally redrawn so that the panchayat can dig wells on the lakebed.

13 Sep 2018

Bessy to get messy

These proposed amenities have evoked a mixed response.

13 Sep 2018

Access Denied

According to residents, the barricading of the central median gap began only after a big shopping plaza and eatery joint opened in the stretch abutting the main road.

11 Sep 2018

Pammal on verge of losing ‘zero-waste municipality’ tag

The Pammal Municipality was one of the first around Chennai to pride itself with a ‘zero waste’ tag.

10 Sep 2018

Cancer causing contaminants in Chitlapakkam lake water?

Tests of water samples in Chitlapakkam have shown high levels of ammonia, phosphate and nitrate contamination. These contaminants are known to cause cancer over prolonged exposure.

10 Sep 2018

How to be tsunami ready: Drills in coastal districts to ensure readiness

Around 100 rescue personnel from the Revenue, Health, Police, and Fire and Rescue Department conducted evacuation and rescue drills with the cooperation of the villagers.

06 Sep 2018

Waste gets a new home

Around 2,000 tonnes of Municipal waste accumulated over the last 20 years has completely blocked the inlet channel of the lake. This taints water which enters the lake.

04 Sep 2018

Kolathur residents in fear of rain, floods

As the skies turned grey over S Kolathur on Sunday, a sense of gloom filled residents.

03 Sep 2018

75 per cent fare concession denied to disabled on point-to-point bus

A disabled person was allegedly charged half the ticket cost in a point-to-point bus instead of being charged only 25 per cent of the fare.

02 Sep 2018

Bin there, done that

Overflowing bins are one of the most common complaints received by the control room and this move will help officials attend to such issues even before complaints are raised. 

29 Aug 2018

Three years of training,  girls begin the change

This project was funded by the MacArthur Foundation and executed with the assistance of the British Council.

29 Aug 2018

Flying high, far and wide across the country

The music of F16s echoes pensive human emotions — of pain, fear, and rage.

28 Aug 2018

Violin a gift from Christianity to Carnatic music

The controversy began when Arun allegedly received a phone call from Ramanathan Seetharaman, demanding that he refrain from taking part in the concert.

27 Aug 2018