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Got food from trash collection auto: Evicted pavement dwellers

The evicted pavement dwellers from Egmore, who were relocated to a shelter in Periyamet, refused to eat food on Wednesday as it was transported in a garbage collection vehicle.

21 Oct 2021

Mogappair East residents irked as vacant plot used to burn garbage

Indiscriminate dumping and burning of garbage on an unoccupied Tamil Nadu Housing Board (TNHB) plot at Mogappair East is causing air pollution in the neighbourhood. 

19 Oct 2021

Chennai: Pavement dwellers in Egmore defy eviction

On Saturday, the police forcefully moved the luggage of pavement dwellers to a government shelter, but the residents refused to vacate, although some visited the shelter and returned.

18 Oct 2021

Chennai tea seller finds solace in solar energy

Even as the country battles a huge power crisis and people find it difficult to cope with inflated electricity bills, 61-year-old S Dhamodharan is untethered.

17 Oct 2021

Chennai Corp evicts pavement dwellers in Egmore

Close to 50 families who had occupied pavements near the Egmore Railway Station were evicted on Saturday by the City Corporation and the police.

17 Oct 2021

SHG women resort to ‘self-help’ to attend govt training sessions

To attend the training programme, women from various villages are asked to commute to the Block Development Office, situated at a distance from their villages.

14 Oct 2021

Sewage instead of storm water turns Chennai's Selaiyur lake into cesspool

This has resulted in water of the lake, 145 acres in size, getting polluted. It is now covered with a layer of water hyacinth and reeks of sewage.

11 Oct 2021

Pedestrians fume as temple encroaches footpath

Official apathy and negligence have let an encroached religious structure thrive at the cost of public space at Mogappair East in the city.

07 Oct 2021

Deaddiction centre at CDH set to reopen

The move comes after the civic body on Friday organised substance de-addiction camps across the city which saw a huge turnout.

02 Oct 2021

80% drains and waterbodies across Chennai desilted

Up to 80 per cent of maintenance work in the city’s stormwater drains and waterbodies has been completed ahead of the onset of monsoon.

01 Oct 2021

G.O. gives booster dose to Singara Chennai 2.0

Focus on added city areas, beautification of beaches, and water supply to each house

30 Sep 2021

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