• Tue, Jan 22, 2019
  • People, who visited the Ripon Buildings two months ago, might recall the decent and healthy herbal food at comparatively lower cost at the famous Herbal Canteen inside the premises.
    Reporter’s Diary: Ego clash puts herbal canteen in Corpn on hold
    The canteen that was closed citing the renovation works just before Deepavali holidays is yet to be opened. Incidentally, the civic body has not even commenced the renovation works.Insiders in the civic body hinted that the delay is due to the initiative taken by canteen management, who had approached a former mayor of the Greater Chennai Corporation instead of a higher official to address certain issues. The higher official who did not consider ‘bypassing’ lightly has put a spanner in the works. The canteen was selling afternoon meal at Rs 15. Sources in the civic body said that the concerned higher official openly refused to process the files pertaining to the renovation of the canteen building asking, “Why are you bringing the file now if someone can make things happen by bypassing me?”Meanwhile, the regular customers, most of them are...
  • Citizen Connect: Tiruneermalai residents demand prompt garbage clearance Citizen Connect: Tiruneermalai residents demand prompt garbage clearance

    The delay in removal of garbage from the compactor bins has mounted the concerns of residents of Tiruneermalai. The residents said that sanitary workers do not promptly clear the garbage in the area.

  • Q and A: Giving rustic art forms a new lease of life Q and A: Giving rustic art forms a new lease of life

    Dr R Kaleeswaran, founder and head, Alternative Media Centre that has revived 119 art forms of Tamil Nadu, talks about presenting them to the public at a two-day event in the city. The event is an...

  • Citizen Connect: Residents upset as primary health centre in New Washermanpet locked for 2 years Citizen Connect: Residents upset as primary health centre in New Washermanpet locked for 2 years

    A primary health centre (PHC) in New Washermanpet has remained closed for almost two years now, forcing residents to travel all the way to either bigger government hospitals or turn to private...

  • Q and A: State should frame guidelines for scribes Q and A: State should frame guidelines for scribes

    While the central government has framed guidelines for using scribes who help the persons with benchmark disabilities, Tamil Nadu Association for the Rights of All Types of Differently Abled and...

  • Citizen Connect: Metro commuters irked by improper functioning of ticket booking kiosks Citizen Connect: Metro commuters irked by improper functioning of ticket booking kiosks

    Commuters at the Vadapalani metro station were forced to face a difficult situation as the three kiosks available for ticket booking caused immense inconvenience on Friday.

  • Q and A: Effort to save girls from child marriage Q and A: Effort to save girls from child marriage

    Ahead of National Girl Child day, which falls on January 24, Child Rights’ Activist Sherin Bosko talks about the importance of preventing girl child marriage.

  • Citizen Connect: Encroachments near government girls’ school in Usman road rile residents Citizen Connect: Encroachments near government girls’ school in Usman road rile residents

    The residents of T Nagar demand the removal of encroachments by hawkers that affect the free movement of passers-by on the service lane under Usman Road flyover.

  • Reporters Diary: When the Secretariat becomes a hunting ground for health clinics Reporters Diary: When the Secretariat becomes a hunting ground for health clinics

    Recently, on a visit to the Secretariat, this reporter was hailed by a couple of young women who introduced as workers from a private fitness clinic and invited the scribe for a free check-up as he...

  • Q and A: For the collective good of farmers Q and A: For the collective good of farmers

    Kisan Clan, an initiative by Exnora International, aims to bring together farmers from across the country. MB Nirmal of the organisation talks about the need to save farmlands and farmers.