S V Krishna Chaitanya

TN plans largest hydro project in Nilgiris by submerging several acres of forest

Though environmentalists feel this project will have deterimental effects, state government officials say that it does not have any other reliable hydro potential of this scale.

19 Nov 2019

Has Kudankulam nuclear plant come under cyber attack?

Officials and experts denied that the system was hacked. However, they did not rule out the possibility.

30 Oct 2019

25 acres Nilgiris forest to be diverted for medical college?

The State government has sought forest clearance from the Centre to build a new medical college inside the Nilgiris forest.

29 Oct 2019

NGT halts Karnataka-TN highway expansion to protect elephant corridor, lakes

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) proposed to widen NH-844 from Neraluru in Bengaluru to Adhiyamankottai near Dharmapuri as an alternative to the 'congested' NH-44. 

19 Oct 2019

Chennai's bio-medical waste disposal to be monitored monthly by 16-member committee

The 16 member committee, headed by Chennai district collector, is mandated to draft the District Environment Plan and to furnish monthly progress to chief secretary.

04 Sep 2019

Elephant in famed Tamil Nadu temple develops health problems in ‘cramped’ shelter

Forest officials say that despite reminders, the officials of Adi Keshava Perumal have failed to build a spacious shelter for the temple elephant.

18 Aug 2019

In a surprise move, TN proposes ‘zero’ buffer zone around Pulicat bird sanctuary

The Central government has disagreed with the Tamil Nadu’s proposal for having no buffer zone around the bird sanctuary and sought the view of Wildlife Division in this regard.

18 Aug 2019

Chandrayaan-2 will enter Moon's orbit on August 20, performance normal: ISRO

The spacecraft will approach the moon on August 20 and then the spacecraft's liquid engine will be fired again to insert it into lunar orbit, the ISRO said.

14 Aug 2019

Sathyamangalam tiger reserve receives best performer award in India

Various measures by forest officials helped this tiger reserve to consistently recorded more than 30 percent annual increment in tiger population, which is highest for a tiger landscape in India.

29 Jul 2019

Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board denies RTI applicant information on Thoothukudi Sterlite plant

The TNPCB has withheld information to an RTI applicant on Vedanta Limited’s Sterlite operations in Thoothukudi without giving proper justification.

29 Apr 2018

Chennai: Wildlife deaths at IIT-Madras hit new high

Nation’s premier educational institute saw a staggering 99 deaths last year, including 82 deer and four blackbucks

27 Apr 2018

Stop moral policing and harassment, say IIT Madras students

Students of IIT Madras on Monday observed a symbolic silent and peaceful ‘Hug Day’,  protesting what they termed as increasing moral policing and sexual harassment on the campus.

24 Apr 2018

Is Centre bending rules to push India-based Neutrino Observatory project?

INO project director says MoEF may not insist on EIA, public hearing

06 Jan 2018