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Got food from trash collection auto: Evicted pavement dwellers

The evicted pavement dwellers from Egmore, who were relocated to a shelter in Periyamet, refused to eat food on Wednesday as it was transported in a garbage collection vehicle.

21 Oct 2021

Not so pure TN waterbodies seek immediate attention

CPCB report says sewage, faecal contamination of State’s waterbodies could be very high, Poondi being the worst hit

20 Oct 2021

Mogappair East residents irked as vacant plot used to burn garbage

Indiscriminate dumping and burning of garbage on an unoccupied Tamil Nadu Housing Board (TNHB) plot at Mogappair East is causing air pollution in the neighbourhood. 

19 Oct 2021

Houses within two months for evicted pavement dwellers: MLA Paranthamen

Egmore MLA I Paranthamen on Monday assured the 50 families of evicted platform dwellers of proper housing within two months. 

19 Oct 2021

Chennai: Pavement dwellers in Egmore defy eviction

On Saturday, the police forcefully moved the luggage of pavement dwellers to a government shelter, but the residents refused to vacate, although some visited the shelter and returned.

18 Oct 2021

Chennai tea seller finds solace in solar energy

Even as the country battles a huge power crisis and people find it difficult to cope with inflated electricity bills, 61-year-old S Dhamodharan is untethered.

17 Oct 2021

Chennai Corp evicts pavement dwellers in Egmore

Close to 50 families who had occupied pavements near the Egmore Railway Station were evicted on Saturday by the City Corporation and the police.

17 Oct 2021

Nutri-garden in Chennai to give free farming lessons on healthy food

Such initiatives gain significance as the country recently slipped in the Global Hunger Index rankings from 94th position in 2020 to 101st in 2021.

16 Oct 2021

SHG women resort to ‘self-help’ to attend govt training sessions

To attend the training programme, women from various villages are asked to commute to the Block Development Office, situated at a distance from their villages.

14 Oct 2021

Sewage instead of storm water turns Chennai's Selaiyur lake into cesspool

This has resulted in water of the lake, 145 acres in size, getting polluted. It is now covered with a layer of water hyacinth and reeks of sewage.

11 Oct 2021

Sanitary workers not paid for Sept, get no poll wages

Their job entails sweeping and cleaning of polling booths, besides removal of garbage, including masks, that are scattered across the place.

10 Oct 2021

Pedestrians fume as temple encroaches footpath

Official apathy and negligence have let an encroached religious structure thrive at the cost of public space at Mogappair East in the city.

07 Oct 2021

Rural body polls: Every vote counts, say determined old-timers

The polling booth in Kovilambakkam is crowded with at least 500 people; amidst them walks a 95-year-old woman, alone, holding a walking stick.

07 Oct 2021

25 Irular families live off ECR on a theru with no loos, water

Without toilets, the women are forced to walk 1 km to find a secluded spot because a residential locality surrounds their hamlet.

05 Oct 2021

Relatives of 53 Covid-deceased health workers to get government jobs in Tamil Nadu

The list of deceased healthcare staff, whose kin would get jobs, includes names of doctors, specialists, pharmacists, health inspectors, drivers, nurses and medical supervisors.

04 Oct 2021

Uncertainty looms large as TN govt ponders over fate of ‘Amma’ mini clinics

The fate of ‘Amma’ mini clinics across Tamil Nadu hangs on a thread as the State government will soon decide whether or not to continue with the facility.

03 Oct 2021

Deaddiction centre at CDH set to reopen

The move comes after the civic body on Friday organised substance de-addiction camps across the city which saw a huge turnout.

02 Oct 2021

80% drains and waterbodies across Chennai desilted

Up to 80 per cent of maintenance work in the city’s stormwater drains and waterbodies has been completed ahead of the onset of monsoon.

01 Oct 2021

G.O. gives booster dose to Singara Chennai 2.0

Focus on added city areas, beautification of beaches, and water supply to each house

30 Sep 2021

TNIE impact: Eklavya school gets principal, teachers to join soon

V Velumuragan, the new headmaster, who has about 15 years of teaching experience has previously served at tribal schools in Vellimalai and Namakkal. He took charge on Monday.

29 Sep 2021

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