• Mon, May 21, 2018
  • Students with AIQ seats protest, want to appear for state counselling

    Updated: May, 21, 201806:45 AM

    After ranking 4317 under the All India Quota (AIQ), Prasanna Kumar, got a seat in Coimbatore at the end of the first and second round of the AIQ counselling.
    Students with AIQ seats protest, want to appear for state counselling
    As a service candidate, however, he claims that he would lose all service benefits and not receive his salary, if he continues under the AIQ. Therefore, he wants to be allowed to sit for the state counselling under the general round which began in Chennai on Sunday. Along with 21 others, he had filed a petition at the Madras High Court and approached the Selection Committee demanding to be allowed for the counselling. “I ranked 639 under the state quota and 4317 under the AIQ. If I take up the AIQ, I will lose my salary and service benefits and receive only a stipend. That’s why I want to be a part of the state counselling,” said Kumar. The counselling was held at the Government Omandurar Multi Super Speciality Medical College and Hospital on Sunday. While the first round of counselling under the All India Quota is usually followed by the...
  • Citizens audit plastic waste from waterbodies Citizens audit plastic waste from waterbodies
    Updated: May, 21, 201806:30 AM

    Over the past few days, residents and activists from the city have been conducting a brand audit of the plastic waste that ends up in the city’s waterbodies to draw attention to the corporate...

  • Sewage-filled Buckingham Canal deters Mahab tourists Sewage-filled Buckingham Canal deters Mahab tourists
    Updated: May, 21, 201806:30 AM

    The stretch of the Buckingham Canal between Mahabalipuram and Kalpakkam is fast turning into a carrier of sewage, claim residents living along the canal. With the stench emanating from the canal...

  • Corporation and cops turn a blind eye as vendors usurp sidewalk in Egmore Corporation and cops turn a blind eye as vendors usurp sidewalk in Egmore
    Updated: May, 21, 201806:15 AM

    From a distance, the pavement, if you happen to spot one, along the Gandhi Irwin Road (opposite Egmore Railway Station) appears nice and wide. But, on a closer look, you might find that a mirage. For,...

  • ‘Olive Ridley nesting season better this year’ ‘Olive Ridley nesting season better this year’
    Updated: May, 21, 201806:15 AM

    The Olive Ridley sea turtle nesting season this year has been better than the previous year, which saw high mortality rate and lower nests. Wildlife conservationist Nishanth Ravi tells DT Next about...

  • Pammal residents suffer without proper water supply Pammal residents suffer without proper water supply
    Updated: May, 21, 201806:00 AM

    Residents of Pammal are suffering as the panchayat is reportedly supplying piped water to them only two days in a month. They also claim that the water which is being supplied is mixed with sewage and...

  • Corporation’s plan to construct modern fish markets remains on paper Corporation’s plan to construct modern fish markets remains on paper
    Updated: May, 21, 201802:00 AM

    Six years after the Chennai Corporation promised the setting up of 25 modern fish markets in the city, the proposal remains on paper. Fishermen feel that the government has ignored them saying they...

  • ‘Will report oppression of rally to UN’ ‘Will report oppression of rally to UN’
    Updated: May, 21, 201801:30 AM

    A peaceful rally of youth, cutting across party lines, was prevented by police from paying respects to victims of Mullivakkal Massacre 2009 on the Marina beach on Sunday evening.

  • Woman held for trying to sell friend’s child Woman held for trying to sell friend’s child
    Updated: May, 21, 201812:24 AM

    Despite several cases of kidnapping of children and arrests of offenders having been reported, the child trafficking network seems unaffected as such incidents continue unabated. In the latest such...

  • Soon, expect respite from heat as weathermen forecast thunderstorms across TN in two weeks Soon, expect respite from heat as weathermen forecast thunderstorms across TN in two weeks
    Updated: May, 21, 201812:19 AM

    The Regional Meteorological Centre has forecast thunderstorm in the state before the South-West monsoon sets in by the end of May.