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With lesser COVID cases, 1800 mini-clinics' doctors in Tamil Nadu may be out of jobs

The Tamil Nadu government is likely to terminate contracts of mini-clinic doctors by December, as the Covid-19 caseload has decreased.

29 Nov 2021

Tambaram Corporation must be headed by an IAS officer: Residents of Chennai's southern suburbs

Tthe residents said that the 'namesake' Avadi Corporation was just as good as a village panchayat and saw no development.

29 Nov 2021

Salem: ‘Amma’ vanishes from mini-clinic overnight

Its board, which used to sport photos of former chief ministers J Jayalalithaa, Edappadi K Palaniswami, and O Panneerselvam, now has those of MK Stalin and M Karunanidhi.

26 Nov 2021

Cyber fraudsters using credit card as bait to phish out funds

The next time someone calls asking if you want a credit card, be careful. It could be a cyber phishing ploy that empties your bank account.

23 Nov 2021

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

Experts call for better awareness, early care to reduce neonatal deaths

 Doctors say with better awareness on preventing teenage pregnancies, infections during birth, and identifying congenital defects and early healthcare intervention may bring the deaths to zero. 

17 Nov 2021

100 years on, no community certificates or pattas for these Irular families

These tribals live in makeshift houses made of hay on poramboke lands that are encircled by private plots which had come up recently.

15 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

Hot pongal, upma from Chennai Corp kitchens keep urban poor full

Serving up pongal, rava upma and 10 other dishes at a rapid pace, the city corporation’s common kitchens across 15 zones have kept urban poor from going hungry during the non-stop rains. 

11 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

Just two days of rain turn Chennai roads into obstacle course for commuters

Activists blame contractors for not milling roads properly; officials say rain interrupted work

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

Steel barriers raised to kill Schedule Castes' bus dream in Tamil Nadu's Tiruvallur?

The SC families, who live in a village named Perathur, at present have to walk about three kilometres to board a bus.

31 Oct 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

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