How polluted is our city? Sorry, monitors confused!

One could apply basic logic to assume that air pollution levels in metropolitan cities must have reduced, owing to the nationwide lockdown.

05 Apr 2020

Over 600 volunteers from Research Scholars of India offer to join fight against COVID-19

Based on their experience working in prestigious scientific  institutions across the country, the volunteers said they are willing to take part in research activities pertaining to the pandemic.

03 Apr 2020

IIT-M to operate 3 students’ hostels after backlash

“Yesterday, wardens have accused us for staying on campus and said it was our decision to stay back and so we have to follow administration’s decision.

27 Mar 2020

COVID-19 lockdown: IIT Madras spreads students across three hostels after backlash

This comes after The New Indian Express highlighted the plight of the students who were forced to relocate to Bhadra hostel.

26 Mar 2020

IIT-M students allege unclean living conditions at hostel

Even as the Prime Minister on Tuesday pleaded to maintain social distancing, the situation at IIT-Madras (IIT-M) has triggered panic among students.

26 Mar 2020

7% of traffic sleuths in Chennai at risk of contracting COVID-19

A recent study on the city’s traffic police force has revealed that nearly 7 per cent of the personnel face the risk of contracting the virus.

24 Mar 2020

Coastal Regulation Zone nod for disabled-friendly walkways on Marina beach

The walkways will be built using eco-friendly material till the High Tide Line and volunteers will help guide wheel chairs till the water.

23 Mar 2020

North Chennai residents face high risk in case of community transmission

Community transmission happens when a patient who is not exposed to anyone known to be infected and has not travelled to countries in which the virus is circulating, tests positive for infection.

18 Mar 2020

No panel yet to stop animal deaths in IIT-Madras

It’s been a month since NGT has passed the order, but the committee is yet to be formed.

17 Mar 2020

Chemical industries near a pristine bird sanctuary? 

SIPCOT applies for wildlife clearance; promises minimal pollution

13 Mar 2020

Facelift not out of the blue as works begin for ‘flag’ hoisting 

Kovalam beach to be pushed for Blue Flag Certification, Minister tells House

12 Mar 2020

No new hydrocarbon wells, assures Palaniswami

Official records accessed by Express reveal that over 350 hydrocarbon well proposals as old as 2016 will be affected.

12 Mar 2020

Member Secretary post notification: Rift in TNPCB

On Tuesday, few civil society members sent a representation to Chief Secretary and Director of Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption questioning the changes in selection rules.

11 Mar 2020

Expert opinion sought on temple elephant

which is forced to live with legs chained in a cramped concrete shed for past 20 years.

10 Mar 2020

Vandalur zoo officials revive ‘night safari’ plan

The ambitious night safari plan was first mooted in 2007 inside the 92.45 hectare rescue and rehabilitation centre.

03 Mar 2020