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Chennai’s air quality ‘poor’, index touches 240

Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) officials attributed the sudden jump in pollution levels to unfavourable meteorological conditions. 

21 hours ago

Local bodies in TN to form animal birth control monitoring panels

A few days ago, several stray dogs were allegedly captured by a non-recognised NGO on the pretext of implementing ABC and were killed.

07 Dec 2022

Fresh trouble for TN's twin fishing harbour project as seagrass beds spotted in Kaliveli estuary waters

The discovery adds weight to the fishing community's contention of seagrass presence, echoed in a report commissioned by the department.

07 Dec 2022

India gets first private rocket launchpad at Sriharikota

Chennai firm makes ‘cosmic’ leap in space sector, schedules maiden launch for Dec

29 Nov 2022

‘Raze illegal micro-compost yard in Thoothukudi’

As per the norms, dumping waste in the intertidal zone is a prohibited activity.

28 Nov 2022

ISRO successfully launches Oceansat-3, eight other customer satellites on their way to different orbit 

In its 56th flight, India's workhorse PSLV lifted off from the first launchpad in Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 11.56 am.

27 Nov 2022

Five new advanced navigation satellites for strategic needs

ISRO’s Space Application Centre in Ahmedabad has developed the atomic clocks.

27 Nov 2022

Tamil Nadu govt reluctant to translate draft CZMP into Tamil, fishers up in arms

Around five fishermen associations have written to Chief Minister MK Stalin seeking his intervention in the matter. 

26 Nov 2022

Tidco won’t share Parandur airport’s pre-feasibility study

People from villages that may be affected by the proposed airport, who are protesting for the past 120 days, have been demanding that the government make the pre-feasibility report public.

25 Nov 2022

Production house behind Vijay's 'Varisu' gets show cause notice for using elephants without permission

As per Rule 7(2) of the Performing Animals (Registration) Rules, 2001, it is necessary to obtain prior permission for using performing animals in films.

24 Nov 2022

Tamil Nadu gets its first biodiversity heritage site

The distinctive landscape of rocky hills acts as a watershed and supports 72 lakes, 200 natural spring pools, and three check dams. 

23 Nov 2022

TN mahouts, kavadis set for Thailand training

They will spend five days and six nights at the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre, and learn modern elephant care practices.

22 Nov 2022

Centre asks Sipcot to apply for fresh ToR for industrial park near Chennai

The tribunal halted the project in Tiruvallur district because of its proximity to Pulicat lake bird sanctuary.

20 Nov 2022

India's first private rocket Vikram-S built by Skyroot Aerospace lifts off from Sriharikota

The rocket outperformed its exceptions and achieved an apogee of 89.5 km at a hypersonic speed of Mach 5. The vehicle reached space in 155 seconds. 

19 Nov 2022

India’s first private rocket launchpad gets ready 

“The launch pad work commenced six months ago and is nearing completion. It’s a miniature launch facility customised to suit our requirements.

19 Nov 2022