• Fri, Apr 20, 2018
  • 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.
    Citizen Connect: Annoyed residents protest over botched up drain construction
    Talking to DTNext, P Lokesh, member of a group of activists who galvanised the crowd comprising residents and regular commutersfor the protest, said, “Pensioners Lane is a link road for anyone travelling around the area. After several complaints to authorities on the blocked drainage, we were happy that officials came forward to attend to the problem. However, after the repairs were carried out, the pipes under a stretch of dug up road have been left uncovered. As a result, commuters and pedestrians are having a tough time. Children taking the route to go to school and the elderly taking the route are unsafe. A few of them have hurt themselves after falling there.”Afroze Ahmed, who has been following the drainage works for several years now, points out that the nearby ground, which is being used as a dump yard for the debris after the...
  • 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.

  • Plan your career: Healthcare sector set to witness phenomenal growth Plan your career: Healthcare sector set to witness phenomenal growth
    Updated: Apr, 16, 201806:00 AM

    The current trends prove that this sector is expected to bring jobs with a growth rate of 23 per cent by 2022

  • Vellore’s water woes: Wastage abetted by Corporation junior engineers Vellore’s water woes: Wastage abetted by Corporation junior engineers
    Updated: Apr, 13, 201806:45 AM

    Residents of Vellore corporation would not face water problems this summer, as the water position is comfortable till July this year, assured Vellore Corporation city engineer T Balasubramaniam....