Vedanthangal pollution: Deadline to submit report extended

The committee studying it, sought two months’ time to prepare a final report based on results of samples collected from different areas inside the sanctuary

03 Sep 2020

Over 2,000 trees to be felled in TN's Koonimedu reserve forest to build desal plant

The Regional Empowered Committee of the Union Environment Ministry deliberated about the project in its meeting held in Chennai on August 14 and raised certain concerns.

01 Sep 2020

ISRO to unlock soon, 50% staff called in

The ISRO on Saturday relaxed the complete lockdown at the Sriharikota rocket launch station and asked its employees to report for duty on all working days.

30 Aug 2020

ISRO back in mission mode, allows 50% staff to work at Sriharikota rocket launch station

The SDSC-Shar Controller also warned employees of stringent action after it was found that a majority of COVID-19 cases were the result of employees attending some kind of mass gathering

29 Aug 2020

Study finds pollutants from Sun Pharma factory in wetlands within Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

The findings contradict claims by the Tamil Nadu
Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) and Sun Pharma that the factory is a zero liquid discharge facility

28 Aug 2020

HCL offers support to Chennai zoo, Crocodile Bank as visitors dry up amid COVID-19 pandemic

HCL is extending support to help with animal feed and care at the two facilities, while also providing salaries to the caretakers involved in sanitisation and maintenance for a period of six months

27 Aug 2020

Toxic fly ash slurry from busted pipeline of North Chennai thermal plant floods village

Residents also face extremely high levels of ash in the air as dust. This affects their health, contaminates stored water and food and damages clothes, utensils and other household items.

26 Aug 2020

ISRO rocket launch station at Sriharikota resumes work partially

Two key facilities, Solid Propellant Plant (SPP) and Solid Propellant Rocket Booster Plant (SPROB), have opened for limited operations ten days after they were shutdown. 

26 Aug 2020

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Mission SSLV resumes at ISRO rocket launch station

ISRO Chairman K Sivan has acknowledged that the organisation was facing trouble in carrying out regular activities. However, officials told Express that at least two launches would happen this year.

25 Aug 2020

Multinational champion golden retriever 'Santiago' suffers severe burn injuries in Chennai accident

The accident took place in Kelambakkam. According to his owner Harish Mohan, there was a short circuit at around 9.30 pm and the kennel in which Santiago was resting got gutted. 

25 Aug 2020

Life savings for life-saving? COVID-19 treatment is heavy on the pocket

Hefty hospital bills have caused misery to many. Express finds out that the implications are not restricted to commoners, but staff and hospitals as well

23 Aug 2020

Bed scarcity: ISRO to give home treatment for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients at Sriharikota

In last two days, at least a dozen fresh cases were reported both inside Sriharikota and the employee colonies in Sullurpet.

23 Aug 2020

Along with Sterlite, Tamil Nadu pollution control body invokes HC ire for incompetence

The court questioned as to why Sterlite was permitted to handle and dispose of hazardous and other waste after the expiry of the authorization on July 9, 2013 without being monitored.

18 Aug 2020

Will maintain status quo, decision on dismantling Sterlite plant to be taken later: TN govt

Speaking to The New Indian Express, the minister termed the judgement 'historic' and said it vindicated the decision taken by the Tamil Nadu government

18 Aug 2020

CRZ nod for elevated expressway between Chennai Port Trust and Maduravoyal

As per the official documents, the corridor starts within Chennai Port and continues along the banks of Cooum  until Koyambedu.

18 Aug 2020