SV Krishna Chaitanya

Forest dept proposes reduction of Vedanthangal buffer zone

The decision is drawing flak from environmentalists, who say denotifying outer 2 km of
5 km buffer zone  will allow construction activity which would compromise water flow

28 Jan 2020

Minor road block for Nilgiris Medical College

REC has sought a few clarifications from Tamil Nadu government for forestland clearance

26 Jan 2020

Negotiation panel to resolve TN-Karnataka Pennaiyar river dispute

The Union Ministry of Jal Shakti has constituted a Negotiation Committee to resolve the water dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka over the Pennaiyar river.

25 Jan 2020

Eat for a cause: Efforts on to save Pulicat ecosystem

Chennai Kalai Theru Vizha has joined hands with the fishing community to help save the eco-sensitive region by organising a sea food festival

24 Jan 2020

Manhole work for submarine cable system violating CRZ rules?

The ongoing manhole work on Marina beach for the 2,250-km Chennai-Andaman submarine cable system is violating Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules, it is alleged. 

23 Jan 2020

‘Polluter’ Kamarajar Port asked to pay Rs 8 crore for violating norms

NGT has directed to pay the amount within two months to CPCB; the move comes after a panel formed by the green bench  submitted evidence in a report 

21 Jan 2020

Chennai, Bengaluru industrial corridor project gaining steam

The State Support Agreement and Shareholder’s Agreement will be signed within a month.

18 Jan 2020

Bhogi bonfires suffocate Chennai; AQI touches 170 mark

Corporation seizes over 1.25 tonnes of waste tyres kept for burning

15 Jan 2020

Did Jaws, India’s biggest crocodile in captivity, die of stress?

Jaws weighed 500-kg , was about 50 years old; officials await necropsy result

15 Jan 2020

Smog engulfs Chennai on Bhogi day as bonfires spike pollution levels

With 91 per cent humidity, absence of wind and the pollution from Bhogi bonfires along with other usual sources, smog hit the city on Tuesday morning.

14 Jan 2020

Happy Bhogi! Ahead of Pongal, air quality in Chennai deteriorates

Ambient Air Quality Monitoring systems of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) continuously flagged ‘yellow alert’.

14 Jan 2020

Dial it down, please: IIT-Madras students to Saarang organisers

The occupants of Sabarmati Hostel located next to the OAT had sent several complaint mails to cultural secretaries in the past few day

12 Jan 2020

‘Dial it down, please’, IIT-Madras students plead

Saarang invites criticism for exceeding permitted decibel levels

12 Jan 2020

Meet you soon, monsoon 

State received 453.5 mm of rainfall as against the normal 445.7 mm, despite Bay of Bengal remaining subdued with zero cyclones or depressions

10 Jan 2020

CPCL building mega refinery in Tamil Nadu to produce cleaner fuel

Official sources told TNIE that the proposed project is expected to be mechanically completed in 42 months from the date of receipt of Environment Clearance.

10 Jan 2020