• Sat, Feb 22, 2020
  • Greater Chennai Corporation decided to rope in corporates to maintain toilets under CSR after a private firm adopted a public toilet in Panagal Park. But it failed to receive even a single response
    No takers from pvt sector to help public toilets clean up their act
    There would be no respite from the stench and grime for the people in the city who have to depend on public toilets in the metropolis, as the Greater Chennai Corporation has failed to elicit adequate response from corporate companies and philanthropists to adopt and take over the maintenance of the facilities. In a big embarrassment to the officials, so far only one individual has approached the Corporation expressing interest to take up the maintenance of the toilets. Earlier, the civic body had floated an expression of interest (EoI) inviting corporate firms, banks, consortium and others. The move was taken to utilise the corporate social responsibility (CSR) fund from the companies. However, not a single response has come from any firm so far. What is troubling the officials is, even the individual who expressed interest has gone...
  • Biblical characters to come alive in this hilarious play Biblical characters to come alive in this hilarious play

    If you know about the famous David and Goliath, Cain and Abel, Tower of Babel and Noah’s Ark stories from the Bible, then here is a chance to watch the biblical characters come alive on stage.

  • No filter: Meet the voice behind some of the leading Tamil actresses No filter: Meet the voice behind some of the leading Tamil actresses

    As models, we shoot for television commercials (TVC) and enjoy seeing the finished product on screens in theatres or on TV. Several years ago, partly because I started dating a voice artist, I got...

  • Volunteers help visually challenged students read Volunteers help visually challenged students read

    City-based group ‘Lit the Light’ is inspiring volunteers to lend their spare time to read out textbooks and record voice notes of the same to persons with visual impairment, thereby helping them...

  • HC slams govt for rejecting pensioner’s med reimbursement HC slams govt for rejecting pensioner’s med reimbursement

    Coming down heavily on the Director of Medical and Rural Health Services of making pensioners run from pillar to post for getting their legitimate claim of medical reimbursement under the Government’s...

  • ‘Revive Pattinapakkam-Besant Ngr Rd’ ‘Revive Pattinapakkam-Besant Ngr Rd’

    HC asks Corpn to evolve plan to re-establish connectivity to handle growing traffic in the area

  • NoC delay not to hit plan approvals in hill areas NoC delay not to hit plan approvals in hill areas

    Simplifying building plan approval process in hill areas, the State government has directed the Directorate of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) to provide planning approval even if the Principal Chief...

  • Students, parents in the grip of board examination stress Students, parents in the grip of board examination stress

    The stress level among students is soaring high with board examinations fast approaching, reveal the large number of calls received at the helplines.

  • MMC mortuary to get extra bldgs, Health dept sanctions Rs 67 lakh MMC mortuary to get extra bldgs, Health dept sanctions Rs 67 lakh

    To upgrade and modernise the mortuary at Madras Medical College, the State health department is planning to construct additional buildings for it situated inside the old jail campus.

  • Over 4K govt students enjoy free trips on Metro Over 4K govt students enjoy free trips on Metro

    More than 4,000 students from Chennai Corporation schools, government schools and government-aided schools were taken for educational trips on Metro Rail in the past three months.