• Fri, Jan 19, 2018
  • After 15 years, bus conductor gets justice over 30 paise

    Updated: Jan, 19, 201807:00 AM

    At a time when multi-crore scams have become the order of the day, a bus conductor losing his job for a shortage of a mere 30 paisa in collection might sound outrageous.
    After 15 years, bus conductor gets justice over 30 paise
    However, it turned out to be true for a conductor attached to the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Chennai Division I) Ltd. Equally worse was the 15-year long fight the conductor had to go through in search of justice.Though he finally found it after a long haul, it turned out to be a classic case of justice delayed is justice denied. He had superannuated on June 30, 2008 making the question of his reinstatement redundant despite winning the case. The only solace is that the High Court has directed MTC to pay 50 per cent of the wages from February 11, 2003 till the date of his superannuation. It also held that the conductor is entitled to withdraw 30 per cent of the back wages of Rs 68,296 already deposited before the Labour court.The conductor MK Dananjayan, who joined MTC on August 1, 1986, landed in trouble on August 3, 1993, while...
  • Haj grant helped only airlines? Haj grant helped only airlines?
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201806:15 AM

    The Centre’s decision to scrap subsidy for Haj pilgrims was greeted with instant and sharp condemnation from Opposition parties including those in Tamil Nadu. However, the vociferous protestations...

  • Ministry of Human Resource Development to replicate IIT-M model Ministry of Human Resource Development to replicate IIT-M model
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201805:30 AM

    Impressed by the Indian Institute of Technology – Madras Research Park (IITMRP) creating a vibrant ecosystem for innovators and entrepreneurs, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash...

  • Chennai to embrace another night filled with hybrid art Chennai to embrace another night filled with hybrid art
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201805:00 AM

    What happens when a guitar player and a novelist come together? They make art. Even when a salsa dancer and a cartoonist join hands they make art. This is what Platform for Artists brings forth at its...

  • Annulment of triple talaq upheld, man told to pay Rs 10k maintenance Annulment of triple talaq upheld, man told to pay Rs 10k maintenance
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201804:00 AM

    The Madras High Court has upheld a trial court order which struck down the pronouncement of talaq by a husband through post as illegal, as it failed to satisfy the condition contemplated in Holy...

  • Election plea against Perambur MLA Vetrivel dismissed Election plea against Perambur MLA Vetrivel dismissed
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201802:00 AM

    The Madras High Court has dismissed a plea filed by a DMK candidate seeking a direction to declare void the election of AIADMK candidate P Vetrivel, a supporter of the sidelined leader TTV Dinakaran,...

  • MIOT, IGOF tie up to spread shoulder care awareness MIOT, IGOF tie up to spread shoulder care awareness
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201801:15 AM

    The IGOF (Indo-German Orthopedic Foundation), supported by MIOT International is presenting Chennai’s first ever conference with focus on the upper limb and shoulder care.

  • MTC may cut routes with poor patronage MTC may cut routes with poor patronage
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201801:13 AM

    With an aim to increase revenue, the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) is planning to withdraw some long route services. Officials say that they would conduct a study along with NGOs to...

  • TNPSC scam: CCB raids coaching centre TNPSC scam: CCB raids coaching centre
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201801:09 AM

    The Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths on Thursday conducted a surprise raid on a popular coaching centre in the city in connection with the alleged malpractice in main written examinations conducted...

  • DVAC probes fund fraud by Waqf trustee DVAC probes fund fraud by Waqf trustee
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201801:03 AM

    The sleuths from the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) has begun a probe into the alleged misappropriation of funds to the tune of Rs 25 lakh by a former trustee of Waqf properties,...