Rs 3,200 crore Chennai Port-Maduravoyal elevated expressway project gets Centre's nod

An expert appraisal committee of the Union Environment Ministry discussed the project on July 30. The committee approved it provided clearance is obtained from the National Board for Wildlife.

17 Aug 2020

Rise in COVID-19 cases leads to suspension of all regular activities at ISRO's Sriharikota rocket centre

The rocket launch station will function with minimum essential/skeletal staff to take care of critical/essential activities.

16 Aug 2020

Tamil Nadu forms State-level committee to evaluate pros and cons of EIA draft notification

Interestingly, the committee was formed three days after public consultation ended on August 11.

14 Aug 2020

RLNG to fuel proposed 900-MW power plant

On July 28, the committee held a detailed deliberation meeting, minutes of which is available with Express.

13 Aug 2020

More job loss on the anvil as ISRO shuts 2 more units

The suspension of operations can create more trouble for contract employees, who are already facing massive lay-offs with many space missions put on the backburner.

12 Aug 2020

ISRO contract staff fret over wages as operations in two critical facilities suspended

SDSC-Shar Controller V Kumbakarnan has suspended the regular operations at the Solid Propellant Rocket Booster Plant (SPROB) and Solid Propellant Plant (SPP) with three employees testing positive

11 Aug 2020

Gas ‘leak’: Audit exposes chinks in MFL armour?

Even before tension over seized ammonium nitrate in Manali could fully be addressed, a safety audit of Madras Fertilizers Limited (MFL) has exposed chinks in its armour.

11 Aug 2020

Ammonia leak: Safety audit of Madras Fertilizers Limited exposes chinks in operation

The audit team recommended a study which will be conducted by IIT Madras. The NGT bench has granted IIT Madras three months time to submit the report.

10 Aug 2020

Sriharikota hospital sealed after paediatrician, staff test Covid positive

Pressing the panic button is the news of a paediatrician, working in the memorial hospital run by Apollo Hospitals, being one of the cases.

09 Aug 2020

Manali 700 metres from spot where hazardous ammonium nitrate stored since 2015: TNPCB report

The report, which was accessed by The New Indian Express reveals that Manali new town is just 700 metres from CFS, while Sadayankuppam village is 1.5 km away.

07 Aug 2020

TN government begins deployment of artificial reefs along Chennai coast to support marine life

Fisheries minister D Jayakumar flagged off and personally supervised the deployment of 200 units of artificial reefs over three nautical miles off the Urur Kuppam fishing village in Besant Nagar.

05 Aug 2020

With COVID-19 leaving space projects in hibernation, ISRO's contract firms resort to lay-offs

Hundreds of contract engineers and technicians who are an integral part of the space agency's workforce are staring at a grim future

05 Aug 2020

Nilgiris medical college a step closer to reality

Environment Ministry gives stage-1 nod to build facility inside the eco-sensitive region

02 Aug 2020

TN to build sand fences on seashore at Dhanushkodi to prevent motorists skidding off road

"During the South West Monsoon from July to October, sand storms flowing at an average speed of 50 kmph deposit sand on the road that is frequented by thousands of tourist vehicles," said an official

31 Jul 2020

ONGC rapped by NGT panel for inadequate steps to control pipeline leaks in Cauvery delta

The committee was looking into repeated ONGC pipeline leakages in Thiruvarur district, where it has been carrying out operations for the last three decades

30 Jul 2020