• Mon, Sep 25, 2017
  • Nalla Thaneer Odai kuppam fishermen want new homes before eviction for EMRIP project

    Updated: Sep, 21, 201706:00 AM

    The affected want the government to fulfil its promise of providing housing in the land near the temple, for the 446 families from the locality.
    Nalla Thaneer Odai kuppam fishermen want new homes before eviction for EMRIP project
    Fishermen of Nalla Thaneer Odai (NTO) Kuppam complained that in the guise of road widening work for Ennore-Manali Road Improvement Project (EMRIP), the residents of the hamlet were being evicted from the locality.K Bharathi, President, South Indian Fishermen Welfare Association, said that when the local authorities requested the fisherfolk to vacate the area required for the road widening purpose, they willingly agreed. “The officials, including the tahsildar, said that 200 houses needed to be demolished for the road widening project. An assurance was given that families would be resettled and that each family would be given Rs 20,000. However, six months down the line, there has been no move to construct any home and the families, who are living in rented houses, are finding it difficult to make a living and pay the rent,” he said, at a...
  • Reporter's Diary: Judge ignores trolls, proves his mastery over cyber bullying Reporter's Diary: Judge ignores trolls, proves his mastery over cyber bullying
    Updated: Sep, 21, 201705:00 AM

    It looks like the judge has got a full feel of the trolls and that they are not looking for a resolution but are merely seeking acknowledgement. So, the best way out is to ignore them.

  • Red tape delays Corporation’s drone survey Red tape delays Corporation’s drone survey
    Updated: Sep, 21, 201704:00 AM

    The Greater Chennai Corporation will have to wait till October to begin the drone survey of the city, which comes under the GIS mapping initiative that the civic body had begun earlier this year. The...

  • MoU to offer Villupuram farmers better water usage methods MoU to offer Villupuram farmers better water usage methods
    Updated: Sep, 20, 201707:00 AM

    To facilitate adequate water for farming in Villupuram district, Tamil Nadu, a memorandum of understanding was signed on Tuesday between M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) and global water...

  • UK scholarship seekers more in Mumbai, Delhi than TN: Envoy UK scholarship seekers more in Mumbai, Delhi than TN: Envoy
    Updated: Sep, 20, 201704:00 AM

    With a 10 per cent increase in visa applications to the UK every year, last year saw a spike in number of study visa applications. However, Bharat Joshi, the British Deputy High Commissioner in...

  • Madras Players stage Chudamani’s plays Madras Players stage Chudamani’s plays
    Updated: Sep, 14, 201705:00 AM

    On the occasion of the death anniversary of Tamil writer R Chudamani, Madras Players staged a bouquet of plays titled Chudamani, which received a standing ovation from the audience at Women’s...

  • Kailash Satyarthi asks politicos to ensure safety of children Kailash Satyarthi asks politicos to ensure safety of children
    Updated: Sep, 14, 201712:59 AM

    Nobel Peace prize winner, child’s rights activist and educationist, Kailash Satyarthi. He was in the city on Wednesday as part of his march to end sexual abuse and trafficking in children.

  • Reporter’s Diary: When rare surgeries are not that rare Reporter’s Diary: When rare surgeries are not that rare
    Updated: Sep, 13, 201707:30 AM

    Known as the medical capital, Chennai has been looked up to as a model for the quality treatment and facilities its hospitals provide. With every hospital growing in terms of infrastructure,...

  • Senior citizens group to gift walking sticks on Oct 2 Senior citizens group to gift walking sticks on Oct 2
    Updated: Sep, 13, 201703:00 AM

    The Senior Citizens Group of Besant Nagar (SCGOBN) will distribute walking sticks at the Besant Nagar beach on October 2. This symbolic gesture is to salute the Mahatma, on his birth anniversary,...

  • Reporter's Diary: Congress suspects that Sitharaman may reach Fort St George via MoD Reporter's Diary: Congress suspects that Sitharaman may reach Fort St George via MoD
    Updated: Sep, 11, 201706:00 AM

    Whether it was even distantly close to realistic or utopian, depends on which side of the political spectrum one is in.