Venkatesan Parthasarathy

No career counsellor for disabled at welfare office

There is every possibility that a person with disability (PwD) approaching the district differently-abled welfare office here regarding employment guidance will get the guidance only by a receptionist

01 Nov 2017

Differently-abled persons face agonising wait for pension in Tamil Nadu's Tiruvanamalai

At least 182 persons with disabilities are awaiting government pension for several months, as their applications submitted to Tiruvanamalai taluk office are yet to be approved due to delay in sanction

26 Oct 2017

Weak Central interest in RTI week is showing

The RTI week just ended this Thursday without anyone aware of it. Reason? The Centre supposedly delayed the funds for the annual exercise organised across the country to create awareness on the right

16 Oct 2017

WATCH | Chennai students wielding sickles, knives on local train

Videos of Pachayappa’s College students wielding sickles on a local train emerged recently.The RPF is keen on nabbing those involved and has also conducted surprise checks

11 Oct 2017

Helping hands save Nagesh’s footwear stall

It has been nearly two years since the Chennai floods, but the public goodwill generated in its aftermath and continuing since, is helping a 47-year old man with 90% disability regain his livelihood.

11 Oct 2017

Local trains to become energy-efficient soon

Local trains plying on the Chennai suburban sector will soon become power-efficient, saving upto 35 per cent of the required energy as Southern Railway has decided to induct indigenously manufactured three-phase electric multiple units (EMUs) powered by the modern Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT) system.

04 Oct 2017

Trains cancelled, passengers stranded

The alleged failure of the Railways to inform about their train cancellation left around 30 passengers stranded at the Tambaram station on Monday. 

03 Oct 2017

Dyslexic students must be integrated in mainstream

Denial and lack of foresight by parents are major impediments to the growth of students with dyslexia, a learning difficulty, opined D Chandrasekhar, president, Madras Dyslexia Association (MDA).

03 Oct 2017

Bias is no laughing matter: Persons suffering from dwarfism demand assistance from Tamil Nadu government

Apart from landing the odd comic role in Kollywood, persons suffering from dwarfism face widespread discrimination.

02 Oct 2017

Korukkupet residents in dire need of RoB to replace level-crossing

Local residents want the level-crossing 2 very close to Korukkupet railway station to be eliminated and replaced with either a road overbridge (RoB) or vehicular subway.

02 Oct 2017

Soon, no reservation charts on trains leaving Chennai Central

Soon, reservation charts will not be pasted on trains leaving Chennai Central and six other select major stations across the country. 

19 Sep 2017

Rail passengers, soon you can't check reservation charts in Chennai Central, six other stations across India

The railway board has decided to do away with pasting of the charts on coaches of trains that start from seven of the country’s major stations.

18 Sep 2017

Soon, multi-purpose stalls at railway stations to cater to passengers

AT Egmore, a bookstall is within the reach of passengers, but not a pharmacy.

17 Sep 2017

Tamil Nadu: Not wearing helmets accounts for majority of two-wheeler fatalities

One-third of riders killed in 2016 were without proper head gear, says road ministry report

11 Sep 2017

Integral Coach Factory ready to roll out first ‘Anubhuti’ coach

Replicating the interiors of the aircraft, there are reading lamps and a button to call coach attendants.

09 Sep 2017

Facility on solid waste management to save energy coming soon: Southern Railways

Southern Railways (Chennai division) has prioritised solid waste management by attempting to dispose the waste generated at its stations in an efficient manner.

05 Sep 2017

Tamil Nadu: Many overbridges unfinished, railway officials blame highways department

As part of the initiatives to improve its safety record, railways has accorded high priority to elimination of all unmanned level crossings (UMLC), but in Tamil Nadu, that task is proving to be diffic

05 Sep 2017

Officers Training Academy opens doors for Tajikistan

A significant aspect this year, Sharma pointed out, is the enrolment of personnel from the Central Asian country of Tajikistan.

03 Sep 2017

For the first time, Officers Training Academy training Tajik Armymen in Tamil Nadu

The Officers Training Academy (OTA), a premier army training establishment here, has thrown open its doors to yet another friendly country – Tajikistan.

01 Sep 2017

Chennai: Vyasarpadi flyover open, but shoddy work irks residents

Though Vyasarpadi flyover is now completely open for motorists, the service road has not been laid and essential utilities like storm water drains are not in place.

26 Aug 2017

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