• Mon, Oct 23, 2017
  • Centre should be more responsive to dengue outbreak

    Updated: Oct, 23, 201707:00 AM

    Identifying public health challenges has been done systematically in India, though not satisfactorily, in the last 70 years.
    Centre should be more responsive to dengue outbreak
    The country has been battling with public health problems like malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy, maternal and child mortality and HIV/AIDS, but to a greater extent, these diseases have been eradicated and some are even reversed such as HIV/AIDS.  New challenges to the public health in the last two decades are the malaria, SARS, avian-flu, swine-flu and outbreak of fevers such as dengue, influenza, flu, etc.  Dengue has particularly been a great challenge to the state. Official figures say it has taken 40 lives out of 12,000 cases reported in Tamil Nadu this year. In 1978, at the Alma-Ata Conference, ministers from 134 countries, in association with WHO and UNICEF, called for ‘Health for All by the Year 2000’ and selected Primary Health Care as the best tool to achieve it.  This remains as an unfulfilled dream.  The central team visiting TN...
  • Preserve Egmore’s old bungalows, remove new encroachments Preserve Egmore’s old bungalows, remove new encroachments
    Updated: Oct, 11, 201704:00 AM

    The name Egmore is derived from the Tamil term Ezhambur meaning ‘seven villages’, obviously alluding to the existence of seven small villages that later merged to form a large settlement.

  • Apex court’s laudable move on rehabilitation of prisoners Apex court’s laudable move on rehabilitation of prisoners
    Updated: Oct, 10, 201707:00 AM

    Of late, all the debates on any criminal issue turns into a demand for arrest and imprisonment of the accused. There is a shrill cry against award of bail to the accused.

  • Kurds, Catalonia referendums and devolution of power Kurds, Catalonia referendums and devolution of power
    Updated: Oct, 09, 201706:30 AM

    Referendum is considered as a direct democratic device. It is an instrument in the democratic countries through which the electorate gets an opportunity to give their views on any political question.

  • Forcing children to attend events is gross human rights violation Forcing children to attend events is gross human rights violation
    Updated: Oct, 06, 201706:45 AM

    In the name of religion, customs and conventions, bizarre superstitious practices are being perpetuated. With a vigilant social and other mainstream media being alive to report such peculiar...

  • Tamil Nadu Governor should be non-partisan Tamil Nadu Governor should be non-partisan
    Updated: Oct, 03, 201706:00 AM

    There is no clarity on the appointment, powers and functions of a Governor in our political system. The Constituent Assembly discussed electing a Governor and also of having a Deputy Governor for...

  • Welcome waiver of waiting period in divorce cases Welcome waiver of waiting period in divorce cases
    Updated: Sep, 26, 201706:00 AM

    In order to avoid mudslinging and washing dirty linen in public, there are instances when both spouses opt to divorce mutually.

  • With three distinct trends, where is TN politics headed? With three distinct trends, where is TN politics headed?
    Updated: Sep, 25, 201706:30 AM

    In a parliamentary democracy, it is not only the leader of the majority party commanding the majority in the Assembly in terms of number (117) but it is also about commanding the confidence of the...

  • Act now to ease traffic congestion in Tiruvanmiyur Act now to ease traffic congestion in Tiruvanmiyur
    Updated: Sep, 21, 201705:30 AM

    From the 1980s, Tiruvanmiyur has witnessed unprecedented growth in the form of large apartment complexes.

  • Will courts resolve teachers’ fundamental issues? Will courts resolve teachers’ fundamental issues?
    Updated: Sep, 19, 201706:00 AM

    Another Judge of the Madras High Court once again raked up the issue of teachers’ performance and their need to have organisations to espouse their causes with outside leaders.