Mon, Aug 02, 2021

  • After the resumption of train services post-Covid second wave, Chennai Metro Rail Ltd steadily getting backs its passenger's patronage with the footfalls in July increasing by 67 per cent from June.
    Chennai Metro rail's daily patronage goes up by 67 per cent in July
    An official release from the CMRL said a total of 18.46 lakh passengers travelled in the Metro trains in July with a daily average of 59,563 passengers. On July 26, the metro saw a maximum of 74,380 passengers using the train services to commute. “A total of 3.55 lakh passengers travelled in the trains from June 21 to 30,” it said after the train services resumed on June 21 post lockdown imposed by the state government owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. In June, the average number of passengers travelled per day was about 35,000. The Metro has been operating services with 50 per cent capacity as per the state government's instructions. All passengers and staff are screened at the entrance of the stations through thermal scanning. “Only asymptomatic passengers are allowed to enter the metro stations. Crowd control and platform management...
  • Recorded mobile coversation leaves greedy VAO exposed, DVAC probe on Recorded mobile coversation leaves greedy VAO exposed, DVAC probe on

    Nearly three years after they demanded bribe for registration of five pieces of land and issuing patta, the then in charge sub registrar and a then VAO, in Tenkasi district are now facing a DVAC probe...

  • Trained to dial 100 for emergency, boy makes hoax bomb threat to mall Trained to dial 100 for emergency, boy makes hoax bomb threat to mall

    Tension prevailed at a private mall in Anna Nagar on Saturday after the police control room received a phone call that bombs have been planted inside the mall and even as the police and BDDS teams...

  • Doc starts YouTube channel to share healthy recipes for children Doc starts YouTube channel to share healthy recipes for children

    Paediatrician Dr Nithya Franklyn was getting many queries regarding children’s food during COVID. Seeing the number of questions, she decided to start a YouTube channel where she can talk about the...

  • SRM Institute collaborates for joint rural training programmes SRM Institute collaborates for joint rural training programmes

    SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur under its Unnat Bharat Abhiyan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with State Institute of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj,...

  • Russian colleges to ensure continuity of students’ education Russian colleges to ensure continuity of students’ education

    Russia’s engineering and medical colleges have announced a slew of measures they are planning to take towards enhancing the safety of Indian students and the continuity of their studies even during...

  • Paying power bills with stolen credit cards, 2 EB agents held Paying power bills with stolen credit cards, 2 EB agents held

    The bank fraud prevention wing of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) arrested two private electricity bill (EB) payment agents from Delhi who colluded with fraudsters to misuse the stolen credit card...

  • Two held with 14 kg ganja, car with I-T dept badge under scanner Two held with 14 kg ganja, car with I-T dept badge under scanner

    Choolaimedu police arrested two persons including a woman for possessing 14 kg ganja and seized a two-wheeler from them. A car with the badge of the Income Tax department is also under police scanner...

  • Fake notes recovered from suspects’ rented house Fake notes recovered from suspects’ rented house

    Police seized fake notes scanned colour copies of Rs 500, Rs 100 and Rs 50 denomination from a house abandoned by two suspects in Ottiyampakkam in Perumbakkam police limits in the city.

  • Man dies of ‘cardiac arrest' after 2nd dose of COVID jab Man dies of ‘cardiac arrest' after 2nd dose of COVID jab

    A 57-year-old man from Chengalpattu died of cardiac arrest after being administered the second dose of Covishield at a vaccination camp in Chembakkam on Sunday.