• Fri, Apr 20, 2018
  • Latching on to a case of mistaken identity, social media trolls had a field day when pictures of woman politician belonging to a leading national party was carried as assistant professor Nirmala Devi,...
    Reporter’s Diary — Mistaken identity: Woman politician’s photo carried instead of Nirmala Devi
    To make matters worse, the mouthpiece of a regional party here too fell for the identity-error and published the same without realising that the woman in the trolls was actually their own former party worker. On Thursday, the publication put out a collage which featured the woman along with several national party leaders. In another photo, she was seen carrying the picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi too. The block in the paper was aptly-titled as ‘news doing rounds in WhatsApp’. The caption could be translated as ‘pictures circulated in WhatsApp reveals the links of assistant professors’. As news spread, the national party too hit back by posting the woman’s photographs with senior leaders of the regional party. The poor woman herself finally took to social media and explaining the mistaken identity problem after which the issue was...
  • US consulate, DT Next invite entries for essay competition US consulate, DT Next invite entries for essay competition
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201806:15 AM

    The US Consulate General, in association with DT Next, is conducting an essay competition for college and university students to commemorate World Press Freedom Day 2018.

  • Citizen Connect: Annoyed residents protest over botched up drain construction Citizen Connect: Annoyed residents protest over botched up drain construction
    Updated: Apr, 19, 201806:45 AM

    Residents near Pensioners Lane on Wednesday staged a protest on Perambur Barracks Road seeking steps to repair the lane.

  • Reporter’s Diary: Solve problems, don’t write about them, say officials Reporter’s Diary: Solve problems, don’t write about them, say officials
    Updated: Apr, 19, 201806:30 AM

    While it is the responsibility of journalists to highlight civic issues and write about them in their respective publications, certain government officials feel media should work towards solving...

  • Citizen Connect - Milk of human kindness: A stall with a difference Citizen Connect - Milk of human kindness: A stall with a difference
    Updated: Apr, 18, 201806:30 AM

    For the last 14 years, a free buttermilk stall has been quenching the thirst of many in the city. The stall that will be set up on Grand Southern Trunk (GST) Road near the Chromepet Bus Stand will...

  • Slice of life: Auto driver who cares about society Slice of life: Auto driver who cares about society
    Updated: Apr, 18, 201806:15 AM

    Every person has a story to share. This column puts the spotlight on the people of Chennai, faces we see but rarely interact with — giving a glimpse into their struggle

  • Reporter’s Diary: Police vehicles turn into school vans Reporter’s Diary: Police vehicles turn into school vans
    Updated: Apr, 17, 201806:30 AM

    While police vehicles are used for ferrying either police personnel or detainees from one place to another, a recent incident in a Western suburb surprised and amused this journalist.

  • Damaged garbage bin raises a stench in Sundar Nagar Damaged garbage bin raises a stench in Sundar Nagar
    Updated: Apr, 17, 201806:30 AM

    Residents of Sundar Nagar fourth avenue in Ekkaduthangal have been living amid filth and stench for nearly two weeks now, with mounds of garbage lying uncollected in the area, thanks to a broken bin...

  • Reporter’s Diary: Feeding gossip about change in TNCC guard Reporter’s Diary: Feeding gossip about change in TNCC guard
    Updated: Apr, 16, 201806:30 AM

    Some of the Congress leaders in the state seem unhappy even after a wave of black flags welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Chennai last week. It was the inaction by the All India Congress...

  • Citizen Connect: Road work in Chitlapakkam violates HC order says residents Citizen Connect: Road work in Chitlapakkam violates HC order says residents
    Updated: Apr, 16, 201806:30 AM

    Despite a Madras High Court order, which was passed in March this year, restraining the increase of road height during re-laying, residents of Chitlapakkam allege that the order was being flouted.