Jayanthi Pawar

Scars that stay forever: 19 years on, this woman chronicles her story

For about eight years, Rani could not muster courage to meet people nor visit her children at school.

18 Aug 2020

Trauma of acid attack: Ten years on, this 29-year old graduate is yet to find a job

Three years after the incident, she managed to get a job as a caretaker of an elderly woman, but only for a few months. This job came with a challenge - travelling.

17 Aug 2020

‘Abandoned’ elderly couple commits suicide

In a shocking incident, an elderly couple, who were allegedly abandoned by their three sons, committed suicide at Sembiyan in Perambur on Wednesday night.

24 Jul 2020

Abandoned elderly couple kill selves in Chennai

Assistance for those having suicidal thoughts is available on Tamil Nadu’s health helpline 104 and Sneha’s suicide prevention helpline 044-24640050.

23 Jul 2020

By her success, this TN tribal girl proves girls are not meant only to get married

Priya's father earned enemies among his relatives for sending his daughters to school.

17 Jul 2020

Man suspects foul play behind sister’s ‘suicide’ in Chengalpattu 

The absconding duo was DMK’s Kancheepuram south district youth wing functionaries from Idaikkazhinadu.

05 Jul 2020

Pandemic brings a slew of uncertain days for sex workers

Malani entered the profession soon after her husband died, leaving her alone with their two children, one of whom disabled.

28 Jun 2020

To keep cops safe, Tamil Nadu DGP issues SOPs for arrests during COVID-19 outbreak

The circular has been sent to all commissioners of police in cities and superintendents of police in districts directing them to give suitable instructions to cops for complying with the guidelines

25 Jun 2020

Concerns over non-functional child rights body

“The role of the department is crucial as it monitors activities of the child welfare committees and district child protection units.

20 Jun 2020

Lockdown fails to put a lock on child abuse

As a single mother abandoned by her husband three years ago, Jaya is dependant on her neighbours to take care of Ramya when she is away at work.

12 Jun 2020

Fear and trauma creep in, but show must go on

It was during one such rounds in late April that Kumar came in contact with a family that tested positive.

02 Jun 2020

Chennai sanitary worker ready to clear the streets again after recovering from COVID-19

"I fear that I will put my family through the same danger again. But I am left with no other option as they depend on my salary," says P Kumar.

01 Jun 2020

Lockdown: Drug dealers in Chennai turn innovative, trump COVID-19 crisis

The economy has slumped and experts say it could take a few years to bring it back on track.

30 May 2020

Kavalthurai to the aid of nanban in need

Constable bumps into woman staying at Adyar bus depot, welcomes her to house

21 May 2020

Sand smugglers shun night shifts, hire bikes to pull through crisis

The smugglers were caught using hired bikes and trucks, load autos, JCB, and even bullock carts to transport sand.   

19 May 2020

Challenging time for children with special needs

Kids feel frustrated as schedule goes haywire after lockdown came into effect

14 May 2020

Chennai: Migrants fall prey to rumours

A group of 500 labourers started walking towards Central railway station after hearing reports of special trains leaving from there

09 May 2020

GM of top Chennai biotech firm consumes drug he invented to cure COVID-19, dies

The deceased, Sivanesan, was the general manager of Sujatha Bio-Tech which is well known for products like Nivaran 90, Velvette shampoo and Memory Plus.

08 May 2020

Man thrown out of house over cough, dies on street

Fearing he had contracted the virus, neighbours and landlord oust him from home; after his death, relative refuses to claim body      

01 May 2020

Keeping coronavirus away from prisons

Separate staff have also been appointed for the block and precautionary measures like face masks, sanitisers, soap provided to inmates.

30 Apr 2020

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