Tue, Dec 01, 2020

  • The heavy rain that Cyclone Nivar brought along have filled almost all the waterbodies in Chennai and its neighbourhood – almost, but not all. There still are lakes and temple tanks that belie the...
    In Nivar downpour, most waterbodies full to the brim but some remain dry in Kanchi
    Among the most striking example is that of the Vadapalaiyam lake in Uthiramerur, the second biggest lake in the Kancheepuram. The lake, which is spread across 2,719 acres, is the main water source for 18 villages in and around Uthiramerur. The people here are mostly into farming, and the lake helps irrigate 5,636 acres of farmland. However, the lake has just about 7-feet water, that too only in some places, while the rest of the area remain completely dry. We were happy to hear that there will be continuous rain in Kancheepuram, hoping that lake will be filled. But Vadapalaiyam is the only lake in the district that is not full despite the heavy rain, said Murugan, a farmer from Uthiramerur. Subramani K, another farmer from Uthiramerur, said the culverts linked to the lake have been encroached. The officials did not remove...
  • This social enterprise supports weavers, spinners This social enterprise supports weavers, spinners

    The team hope to have a positive impact on the effects of climate change as Khadi is free from the use of fossil fuels and energy, which makes it truly the sustainable fabric of the present and...

  • Gold worth Rs 14L, hidden in balm, cream, nail cutters seized Gold worth Rs 14L, hidden in balm, cream, nail cutters seized

    Customs officials seized gold worth Rs 14.12 lakh which was concealed in nail cutters, face cream boxes, dinky cars etc at the Chennai airport on Monday.

  • Worker electrocuted while erecting flag poles on ECR to welcome CM Worker electrocuted while erecting flag poles on ECR to welcome CM

    A 33-year-old worker, who was involved in erecting metal poles in the median on ECR ahead of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami’s arrival to visit the flood-affected areas in suburbs was...

  • Now, Corpn site to give live info on applications Now, Corpn site to give live info on applications

    The residents in the city can track the number of various applications processed and approved by the Greater Chennai Corporation as the civic body has created a dashboard on its official website....

  • After police officer, TV reporter among 16 held for raping 13-yr-old After police officer, TV reporter among 16 held for raping 13-yr-old

    Washermenpet all-women police on Monday arrested a television reporter in connection with the rape of a 13-year-old girl in the city. He is the 16th accused to be arrested in the case including the...

  • Metro Water identifies 609 sewer obstruction points Metro Water identifies 609 sewer obstruction points

    Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (Metro Water), as a part of the monsoon management plan, has identified more than 600 streets and roads where chronic sewer obstructions occur...

  • RGGGH opens separate unit for comorbid patients RGGGH opens separate unit for comorbid patients

    A separate unit for COVID-19 positive patients with comorbid conditions like cardiac, renal, haematological and neurological problems was launched by Health Minister C Vijayabaskar at Rajiv Gandhi...

  • CM visits cyclone-hit areas in city, announces drain design project CM visits cyclone-hit areas in city, announces drain design project

    Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday visited flood-hit areas in south Chennai during the Cyclone Nivar, including Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board tenements in Semmenchery and Perumbakkam,...

  • IIT-M registers rise in pre-placement offers IIT-M registers rise in pre-placement offers

    Pre-placement Offers (PPO) for the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, have seen a rise during 2020-21 when compared with last year.