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Video catches panchayat staff dumping garbage on roadside

Sanitary workers from Nazarathpet Panchayat on Saturday were spotted dumping household waste along the service road of the bypass in the locality.

22 Nov 2021

Health ambassadors fetch Chennai national award

The Chennai city has won the Best State Capital Award in Innovation and Best Practices on Saturday for the city corporation’s innovative concept of ‘Health Ambassadors’.

21 Nov 2021

Remove encroachments from ORR lake, say Mudichur residents

Residents living in Mudichur near the Outer Ring Road (ORR) lake want officials to free the waterbody of all encroachments, including a big temple.

13 Nov 2021

Flood, a norm for southern Chennai suburbs

The situation is similar in other southern suburbs of Chennai such as West Tambaram, Perumbakkam, and Semmancheri, where rainwater inundation recurs every year.

13 Nov 2021

Irulars’ houses giving in to rains

Every time there is a shower, R Sandha, a Irular tribal woman (40), places buckets to catch the dripping rainwater from the ceiling. It’s not that she does it out of choice.

10 Nov 2021

More woes for evicted in Chennai as shelter flooded

Inmates said a few children caught fever as well. “We couldn’t  go out or come in till Monday morning. Many elderly people suffered as they were marooned,” said a resident.

09 Nov 2021

Cases under SC/ST Act up in TN, but conviction rate low

According to the data (released in September), three persons were convicted in 2017, none in 2018, and ten in 2019.

06 Nov 2021

Rs 120 crore project to restore stormwater drains in Chennai

Chennai will see no water stagnation by next year, says official

03 Nov 2021

Chennai to get ‘smart toilets’ with Wi-Fi and potable water

As part of the Singara Chennai 2.0 initiative, the city corporation is set to build modern public toilets in 62 locations across the city.

02 Nov 2021

Tamil Nadu: It’s a Deepavali with empty pockets for mini-clinic doctors

It will not be a happy Deepavali for doctors at Tamil Nadu’s Amma mini-clinics, who have toiled at the frontlines through the second wave of the pandemic.

01 Nov 2021

Off pavements, these bright stars from Chennai seek shelter

Fifty families were in the eye of the controversy when they were evicted without notice from payments outside the Egmore railway station in Chennai.

22 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

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

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

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