• Fri, Jun 22, 2018
  • Plastic waste clogs stormwater drains, floods Adyar after short spells of rain

    Updated: Jun, 22, 201806:45 AM

    All it took was a couple of moderate showers in the city to expose the lack of maintenance of stormwater drains (SWDs) in Adyar.
    Plastic waste clogs stormwater drains, floods Adyar after short spells of rain
    C Ramakrishnan from the Federation of Adyar residents’ association (FEDARA) said that they have been requesting the Corporation to clean the stormwater drains for a while now. “A couple of showers have exposed the lack of maintenance of these SWDs as there was water logging in Indira Nagar, where the drains were relayed in 2014. We have been asking the officials to break and reconstruct it, but they have not paid heed to our repeated requests. We didn’t have this problem before that.”He added that the officials from the Corporation and Chennai Metro Water Supply and Sewage Board had visited the area to survey the situation soon after the recent rains. “In fact, we were told that the Metro Water was disposing the pumped sewerage into these drains. But the Corporation will not take it up with the Metro Water or issue a notice to them,” he...
  • Reporter's Diary: Typo in paper turns DGP office into fish eatery Reporter's Diary: Typo in paper turns DGP office into fish eatery
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201806:30 AM

    On Thursday morning the landline telephone of state director general of police, law and order, was unusually busy. No, there was no police firing or law and order problem.But the callers were...

  • Model Citizen: ‘My journey from black and white to the grey’ Model Citizen: ‘My journey from black and white to the grey’
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201806:15 AM

    My journey started when I volunteered at a juvenile home and worked with the children there while pursuing Visual Communication. I used to teach them art and craft as part of vocational training ,...

  • Reporter's Diary: When kuthu vilakku turns high-tech Reporter's Diary: When kuthu vilakku turns high-tech
    Updated: Jun, 21, 201806:30 AM

    When all the household items are going high-tech, why should the kuthu vilakku (traditional brass lamp used at official functions) be left behind? That was what this journalist felt when at an event,...

  • Citizen Connect: Elephant Gate Bridge turns into hotbed for garbage dumping Citizen Connect: Elephant Gate Bridge turns into hotbed for garbage dumping
    Updated: Jun, 21, 201806:30 AM

    Motorists on the Elephant Gate Bridge say it has turned into a hotbed for garbage dumping.

  • ‘I want to help the yoga movement’ ‘I want to help the yoga movement’
    Updated: Jun, 21, 201806:00 AM

    M Alagesan, a national-level volleyball player, is co-organising a mass yoga event in association with the Isha Yoga Centre, on the occasion of International Yoga Day observed on June 21 every year

  • Citizen Connect: Raja Street’s source segregation plan fails to take off, residents blame Corporation Citizen Connect: Raja Street’s source segregation plan fails to take off, residents blame Corporation
    Updated: Jun, 20, 201806:45 AM

    A few months ago, when Raja Street residents in Mandaveli wanted to ensure their area is free of dustbins, they began working towards it with a lot of excitement to make a model street.

  • ‘There has to be gradual shift in way of schooling’ ‘There has to be gradual shift in way of schooling’
    Updated: Jun, 20, 201806:15 AM

    Bala Kumaran started You and Us with an aim to mobilise student volunteers across TN to improve education and opportunities for underprivileged children

  • Reporter’s Diary: ‘Going online should be made a rule for bureaucrats’ Reporter’s Diary: ‘Going online should be made a rule for bureaucrats’
    Updated: Jun, 20, 201806:00 AM

    At a time when everyone is trying to go online to embrace the digital era to speed up governance, there is one government office that has already set an example.

  • Infrastructure and development charges burning a hole in our pocket, say Ambattur flat owners Infrastructure and development charges burning a hole in our pocket, say Ambattur flat owners
    Updated: Jun, 19, 201806:45 AM

    The flat owners in Ambattur are hesitant about going for a sewer connection due to high infrastructure and development charge (IDC).