• Mon, Dec 16, 2019
  • Inaction by officials in clearing blocked drains during rain has irked residents of Pallavaram as it has been a regular source of overflowing sewage which is responsible for spreading diseases among...
    Residents appeal for help as battered road, overflowing sewage haunt them
    They complained that the damaged underground drainage lines were blocked at many places of Pallavaram, leading to sewage flooding the streets for the past two months. Residents claimed that the wastewater was also being mixed with the drinking water. “The situation is worse at Bhavani Nagar in Nemilichery as most of the UGDs in the locality are damaged and blocked,” said Dinesh, an activist. Residents added that it is unhygienic and children often fall sick after stepping in the water. Residents of Natesan Nagar said that it feels like living in a pool of drainage. “Though we have raised several complaints, municipal officials have not taken any actions yet. Childen, and even adult, often fall sick and the officials have to take necessary steps to make our lives better,” John Thangaraj from Natesan Nagar said. Residents pointed out...
  • Commuter inconvenience: Round-the-clock RPF security helps reduce crimes at Ennore station Commuter inconvenience: Round-the-clock RPF security helps reduce crimes at Ennore station

    The suburban trains, the arterial network of the city, are the preferred mode of transport for thousands every day. In this series, DT Next will visit all 60 stations for a spot assessment.

  • More cash lanes opened at toll plazas to ease vehicle movement More cash lanes opened at toll plazas to ease vehicle movement

    Confusion prevailed at toll plazas a day after the government once again delayed the mandatory electronic toll collection by a month. Vehicles piling up at the cash lanes of toll plazas in the State...

  • Nearly 90 per cent calls received on women helpline go blank: Police Nearly 90 per cent calls received on women helpline go blank: Police

    Cops say that most blank calls are wrong dials, especially by children. Others mistake it for network provider’s customer care number.

  • Bharatanatyam recital to narrate Greek mythological tale Bharatanatyam recital to narrate Greek mythological tale

    Pushing the dance form’s limits, classical danseuse Vyshnavie Sainath will present a one-of-its-kind adaptation of Roman poet Ovid’s magnum opus, ‘Metamorphoses’, through her performance.

  • Doctors’ assns demand strict action on crime against women Doctors’ assns demand strict action on crime against women

    The Doctors’ Association for Social Equality along with All India Progressive Council on Sunday demanded that the government authorities should take strict action against rising incidents of rape and...

  • King’s Institute to get infra boost at Rs 2.07 crore King’s Institute to get infra boost at Rs 2.07 crore

    King’s Institute of Preventive Measures and Research in Guindy is all set to get infrastructure development to prevent the encroachment of the institute premises. The State government has allocated Rs...

  • British veterinary nurse’s ‘pet project’ in Mahabalipuram British veterinary nurse’s ‘pet project’ in Mahabalipuram

    For over a hundred stray dogs in Mahabalipuram, you and I are outsiders. But not Elaine Philpott from Coventry in England. Philpott has been feeding and giving them care for over a decade now.

  • Uncleared vegetable waste, congestion irk vendors and customers alike at Rajaji market Uncleared vegetable waste, congestion irk vendors and customers alike at Rajaji market

    The Rajaji market, one of the oldest in Kancheepuram, is losing its prominence due to lack of proper upkeep, alleged vendors at the market.

  • A walk to learn about your backyard wildlife A walk to learn about your backyard wildlife

    Chestnut bobs, mottled emigrants, common Mormons, lemon and chocolate pansies — if you’re wondering what these are, they’re just some of over 300 species of butterflies that have been spotted in Tamil...