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Private plots in Chennai suburbs leave Irular tribals trapped

With areas surrounding their houses developing, Irulars’ access routes have been blocked

28 Sep 2021

Defunct e-Seva centre gives Poondi villagers tough time 

Nallarasu says there had been no staff and the building too is getting dilapidated. In addition, as there’s no one to oversee it, and at night, the building is used for anti-social activities.

27 Sep 2021

A ray of hope for the abandoned and disabled

The turning point came in 2011, when State government disability welfare officer S Babu rescued and rehabilitated Jeeva.

26 Sep 2021

Pilot study in RGGGH on chronic kidney disease

The Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) has started a pilot study to identify chronic kidney disease among the rural population.

26 Sep 2021

Lack of teachers, basic amenities at Eklavya school

The facility, which caters to tribals, doesn’t even have compound wall or drinking water

25 Sep 2021

TN's Covid vaccination drive pace hit by short supply

Even as Tamil Nadu successfully conducted mega vaccination camps against Covid-19 in September, administering 1.08 crore doses in just 20 days,

23 Sep 2021

Tamil Nadu health department begins diarrhoea-control drive among children

The drive–Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight– implemented under the directive of National Health Mission, began on September 16 and would continue till September 30.

20 Sep 2021

Delayed payments, job loss hit Covid doctors in TN

Tamil Nadu has been singing the praises of its doctors for their dedication to the profession, especially amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

18 Sep 2021

All thanks, no pay for Chennai Corp’s frontline workers

Pooja*, a nurse in her late 20s, deployed at an ‘Amma’ mini clinic in the city, said her salary of `12,500 has been delayed by at least 15 days.

16 Sep 2021

Left out of upgrade plans, village panchayats irked

Residents of 15 local bodies want to be added to a corporation

15 Sep 2021

TNIE Impact: Roof over head soon for 35 Irular families

Tribals receive land pattas and housing after TNIE highlighted their plight on July 10

14 Sep 2021

Government aid eludes kin of fallen frontline doctors in TN

“I can’t believe he is not with us anymore. The banks are calling us every day, seeking the repayment of loans we had obtained for housing and education.

13 Sep 2021

With help of Chennai NGO, disabled sisters facing life like a champ

Lives of Two para sportswomen show how a little support can convert human potential into high achievement

12 Sep 2021

Chennai college project ends tribals’ struggle for potable water

A team of seven students — Samuel D Jairaj, Amrish Selvarsan, Israel Douglas, Jacob Steyns, Jemiemol Ann Raju, Tharani, and Trinity Ruth Jency — identified this hamlet. 

12 Sep 2021

Dumpyard yoga does the trick for Chennai's Chitlapakkam residents, garbage removed

Chitlapakkam residents meditate, perform breathing exercises to raise a stink about poor waste management

09 Sep 2021

Cooum stretch left unattended, raises flood risk

When TNIE visited this stretch of Cooum, located in the western parts of Chennai, on Tuesday, the green bed of water hyacinth had took over around 400 metre of the river.

08 Sep 2021

No mention of pay hike in policy note upsets Tamil Nadu doctors

The 18-page policy note had various infrastructural plans for the health department which would be implemented at a cost of Rs 4,280 crore utilizing the funds under the 15th finance commission. 

06 Sep 2021

Over 50 per cent Irulars in Tamil Nadu not aware of Hepatitis vaccine: Study

The ongoing survey aims to establish a public-private partnership to increase Hepatitis B vaccination levels among the Irular tribals in Tamil Nadu.

05 Sep 2021

Hesitancy still high: Chennai lags behind in vaccinating pregnant mothers against COVID-19

According to the latest data shared by the Directorate of Public Health, out of 6,74,163 antenatal mothers in the State, 3,76,074 have been vaccinated (at least one dose) against COVID-19.

04 Sep 2021

Tribal child with special needs shifted to home for children

Express had reported how he was tied to a log by his parents for fear he might run away

01 Sep 2021

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