Thu, Apr 09, 2020

  • Tunnel to sanitise Tiruvanmiyur mkt
    The Chennai Corporation had installed a disinfection tunnel at Tiruvanmiyur market to prevent COVID-19 spread among customers and vendors.
    Tunnel to sanitise Tiruvanmiyur mkt
    “The disinfection tunnel in Tiruvanmiyur is the first such tunnel installed by the Chennai Corporation. We are planning one more tunnel in the market premises, as the crowd is higher especially on weekends,” Alby John,Regional Deputy Commissioner (South) of Chennai Corporation said. He added that the civic body was searching for possibilities of creating more such facilities in other parts of the city. The tunnel in Tiruvanmiyur was set up entirely using the civic body’s fund.The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority  (CMDA) had already installed disinfection tunnels at 10 spots inside Koyambedu wholesale market complex for customers and traders.Meanwhile, the civic body had covered 9,95,953 households of the total 19,84,408 households in the city during the door-to-door drive as on April 7. A total of 695 persons were identified...
  • Chased away from Tasmac shop, man’s body found floating in Cooum Chased away from Tasmac shop, man’s body found floating in Cooum

    A 37-year-old man, who was chased away for demanding liquor when stock from a Tasmac shop was being shifted in Tiruvallur on Monday night, was found dead in Cooum river on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Manorama’s son pops sleeping pills Manorama’s son pops sleeping pills

    Actress Manorama’s son Boopathy, also an actor and singer, was admitted to a private hospital on Wednesday after he took an overdose of sleeping pills the previous night since he was not getting...

  • CMDA to deliver veggies at doorsteps CMDA to deliver veggies at doorsteps

    The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) has launched home delivery of vegetables and fruits from the Koyambedu wholesale market from Wednesday.

  • When a lab test brought scorn, derision When a lab test brought scorn, derision

    In a suspected case, corona is not the only virus that is infectious, finds DT Next reporter Shweta Tripathi

  • ‘It’s different kind of life, one that needs adaptation’ ‘It’s different kind of life, one that needs adaptation’

    The ongoing lockdown has forced many of us to alter the way we go about our daily routine. Chennaites share tales of the changes they have made to adapt to the new ‘normal’ of living and working with...

  • Sans proper channel, students’ attempts to donate savings fail Sans proper channel, students’ attempts to donate savings fail

    A Class 6 student of a government school in Anakaputhur, S Sasikumar, is not an expert in the current lockdown and coronavirus outbreak.

  • Vandalur zoo gets nod for 3 zoonotic infections studies Vandalur zoo gets nod for 3 zoonotic infections studies

    Call it coronavirus coincidence or a long pending demand from TN Wildlife officials in fruition, Advanced Institute of Wildlife Conservation and Research (AIWCR), Vandalur has got clearance from the...

  • Mahabs’ adopted daughters turn saviours for strays Mahabs’ adopted daughters turn saviours for strays

    Two women foreign nationals, who have made Mahabalipuram their home for more than a decade, have taken up the task of feeding the strays roaming the streets of the historic town even as the lockdown...

  • Saloon opens after WhatsApp msg, RDO seals it Saloon opens after WhatsApp msg, RDO seals it

    The Maduranthagam RDO sealed a saloon which was operating in violation of the prohibitory orders on Tuesday. The owner claimed that he opened the shop after reading a WhatsApp forward that the...