CP Balasubramanyam

28 inquiry commissions into Tamil Nadu's police firings, yet search for documents remains elusive

According to researchers and academicians, Tamil Nadu is regarded as a State that has set up the highest number of inquiry commissions, most of them on caste violence.

12 Dec 2021

Justice K Chandru interview: Left parties more committed to the cause, 'Jai Bhim' will influence future policies

TNIE caught up with retired Madras High Court judge, K Chandru, the inspiration for actor Suriya's role in the movie. Excerpts...

09 Nov 2021

Pathetic conditions of varsities cited for lack of young political leaders from South India

Southern States seem to be lagging behind in producing such young political leaders with the potential to contribute to the national narrative.

08 Nov 2021

Bridging gaps, Building lives

To make ends meet and to provide a relief to his working mother, Ebrem took up a few low-paying jobs in a private bank and a knowledge processing outsourcing company.

07 Nov 2021

Associate professor alleges caste discrimination at MIDS

“With utter dismay and anguish I am expressing my absolute disquiet about the undemocratic governance of our institute.

26 Oct 2021

Contentious clause based on 30-minute city concept: Official

Acknowledging that the clause is tricky, the official, who was part of the drafting process, said, “In metro cities like Chennai, there are many CBDs (central business districts).

23 Oct 2021

Zomato staff kicks up Hindi debate; fired, later rehired

Food aggregator, Zomato, came under fire on Tuesday after a person from Tamil Nadu tweeted about the company’s customer care agent chiding him for not knowing Hindi.

20 Oct 2021

TN releases draft resettlement policy

The State government issued a draft policy note to ensure people, who are being resettled from one location to another, are “treated fairly and humanely” during the entire process. 

13 Oct 2021

Cash-for-vote, canvassing mar polls in Kanchi panchayat unions

Also, unauthorised persons were seen roaming near many polling booths, some wearing identity cards specifically issued to candidates.

10 Oct 2021

RTI turns 16, but TN continues to 'customise' portal

Till today, the portal's main page says it is "under customisation" and a user cannot file a petition to any other department other than that addressed to the Human Resources Management department.

09 Oct 2021

Rural local body polls: Two-time president from Vadathavoor seeks reelection

Vadathavoor in Uthiramerur panchayat union has been electing only one person as its president since 2001, except once during the last two decades.

07 Oct 2021

Lack of support breaking dancers’ Olympic dreams

The meteoric rise of the dancesport now has planted Olympic aspirations in b-boys and b-girls across the world, including Tamil Nadu.

27 Sep 2021

Venkatachalam just a tip of an iceberg at TNPCB?

Industry players allege corruption well-rooted and widely prevalent

25 Sep 2021

GP Road’s famed spare parts hub now at mercy of touts on prowl

GP Road is a one-km-long stretch between a prominent restaurant chain on Anna Salai (opposite to Hazrath Syed Moosa Sha Khaderi Dargah) and Express Avenue’s entrance.

23 Sep 2021

Younger district collectors in Tamil Nadu making government machinery responsive

Higher-ups in the bureaucracy credited the development to a major reshuffle that took place in mid-June after the DMK took over.

17 Sep 2021

Pushed to brink, hotel industry is devising new strategies to survive in Covid pandemic

Arasu Dennis of AD Associates who runs five bars in Chennai said that a third wave and a consequent lockdown would ring a death knell for many of them.

06 Sep 2021

Will TN Budget stand up to industries’ expectations?

According to Tamil Nadu Covid Pulse Survey, a major impact of the lockdowns was job and livelihood loss.

12 Aug 2021

180 schemes for SC/ST in TN. Will they help change their life?

With the State budget around the corner, stakeholders and community members have put forth various demands, some old and some new

11 Aug 2021

To ban or not to ban? Tamil Nadu needs to fix gutkha menace

It’s been eight years since gutkha and paan masala were banned in Tamil Nadu. But that doesn’t mean you can’t buy them anymore.

08 Aug 2021

Chennai police make breakthrough in phone fraud case, nab two middlemen in Delhi

Police sources said that telephone scammers had posed as bank staff and sought details of credit cards and OTPs from Govindraj in the name of offering gifts

02 Aug 2021

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