High fares likely to keep new Metro line out of reach for informal sector employees

With a maximum fare of Rs 70, from Wimco Nagar to the airport, the North Chennai Metro Rail line is more likely to attract formal sector employees than employees of informal sector.

17 Feb 2021

High time elderly and vulnerable also receive vaccine, say experts

As active Covid cases have come down to 0.5 per cent in the State, focus is now on expanding vaccination target groups.

17 Feb 2021

Doctors, nurses turn family for elderly COVID patient who lived alone in Chennai 

The elderly man lived alone as all his relatives were abroad when he tested positive for the coronavirus, said RGGGH Dean Dr E Theranirajan.

07 Feb 2021

NGO alleges favouritism in Marina pushcart tenders

Chennai-based anti-corruption NGO, Arappor Iyakkam,  on Friday alleged favouritism by City Corporation in awarding tenders for installation of smart vending carts for street vendors in Marina.

06 Feb 2021

Can’t fetch water as motors missing: Perumbakkam Housing Board residents

The residents said that only common motors are installed for every three blocks, and they do not have individual motors to pump out water.

03 Feb 2021

Poor patch work on roads by ISPs in Valasaravakkam?

He has raised this issue continuously with the civic body for the past three years through complaints and petitions.

01 Feb 2021

Residents of Perumbakkam Slum Board Tenements cheated with false promises

Many residents claim despite completing all formalities with the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board (TNSCB), they are still not receiving pension.

01 Feb 2021

Hospital, NGO work to fight HIV among transgenders

HIV remains a major public health concern in India though effective prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care are available, as awareness is low.

31 Jan 2021

14 children to undergo heart surgeries free of cost under CMHIS

“These children will be referred to government and private facilities in the city and the cost of their treatment will be fully covered by the CMHIS,” he said.

30 Jan 2021

TN elections 2021: Absence of stalwarts pushes political parties to fight for digital mileage

The national parties in TN -- the BJP and Congress -- which play second fiddle to the DMK and the AIADMK, also made attempts to spread its wings in the digital platforms.

26 Jan 2021

Bad infrastructure raises a stink in Perumbakkam

Besides this, the residents claim there is sewage contamination in drinking water sumps.

26 Jan 2021

Chennai engineer steps out to mop up biomedical waste mischief

With piles of pharmaceutical waste dumped in the open, Pughalventhan has made it his mission to shine the spotlight on such malpractices

24 Jan 2021

Vaccination drive picks up after holidays

While State vaccinated only 2,786 on the inaugural day, the number rises to 10,256 on Jan 18 & 9,446 on Jan 19

20 Jan 2021

Tamil Nadu: Biomed waste dumped in open again; officials’ apathy blamed

Pughalvendhan V, who has been identifying illegally-dumped biomedical waste for several years, spotted this on Saturday, and said it was not removed even on Sunday.

18 Jan 2021

Chennai to have more restored water bodies this year

So far, as many as 180 waterbodies have been restored by the Chennai Corporation; more being restored at good pace.

15 Jan 2021