• Mon, Oct 21, 2019
  • Volunteers spread cancer awareness among women
    National Health Mission is launching an initiative to spread awareness among the women on common types of cancer and their prevention.
    Volunteers spread cancer awareness among women
    Women health volunteers and adolescent friendly health centres in the State will spread awareness against the risk of non-communicable diseases, especially cancer among women and children, said Dr Senthil Raj, mission director, National Health Mission on the side-lines of an event on Sunday. Inaugurating the walkathon for breast cancer awareness as part of breast cancer awareness month, Senthil said that the initiative is in collaboration with Women Development Corporation. The health department has also tied up with district administration to sensitise children on non-communicable diseases. Similarly, teenagers are being sensitised in all the districts through non-medical officers. Senthil said that government hospitals, district hospitals, taluk hospitals and even Primary Health Centres in the city have non-communicable disease...
  • As local body polls near, aspiring councillors hit by delay in infra work As local body polls near, aspiring councillors hit by delay in infra work

    The slow pace at with the contractors are proceeding with infrastructure work and the failure of the officials to ensure that the works are executed ahead of monsoon have not only left the city...

  • Avadi special tahsildar under scanner after cash seizure Avadi special tahsildar under scanner after cash seizure

    Investigators from the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) are probing if the Avadi special tahsildar and surveyors were using the bank account of the mother of one of the women...

  • Courier to Chinese delegates goes missing Courier to Chinese delegates goes missing

    A consignment, which contained electrical and stationery items worth Rs 80,000 belonging to Chinese Embassy and was couriered to its Delhi office from a city hotel after the Modi-Xi Jinping visit to...

  • Chitlapakkam residents want early completion of pending drainage work Chitlapakkam residents want early completion of pending drainage work

    The Public Works Department (PWD) officials have not completed the cut-and-cover work that was undertaken to avoid flooding in Chitlapakkam one and a half years ago and the northeast monsoon has...

  • Ahead of civic polls, Corpn appoints returning officers Ahead of civic polls, Corpn appoints returning officers

    With the Madras High Court prodding the government to conduct local body elections in the State, the Greater Chennai Corporation has appointed 37 assistant returning officers for 15 zones to conduct...

  • Ex-diplomatic staffer files police plaint against sister Ex-diplomatic staffer files police plaint against sister

    An 80-year-old former woman diplomatic staffer has lodged a complaint that her sister had cheated her of Rs 60 lakh over a period of 40 years and demanded legal action against her.

  • Man writes bomb threat letter to Railways in rival’s name, held Man writes bomb threat letter to Railways in rival’s name, held

    A 49-year-old man from Tiruchengode, who shot off a bomb threat letter to fix a rice smuggler following a tiff, was arrested by the Government Railway Police. He had sent the letter to a divisional...

  • Student held for trying to attack teen with machete Student held for trying to attack teen with machete

    A 21-year-old college student was arrested for allegedly brandishing a machete in public near Chennai Central and attempting to attack a student of another college on Saturday.

  • First weekend after Puratasi month, fish prices head north First weekend after Puratasi month, fish prices head north

    Prices of fish at Kasimedu fish market showed an increase as it was the first weekend after Puratasi month came to an end. Vendors at the market said that the people bought more fish than usual.