• Mon, Nov 19, 2018
  • The civic body, however, seems steadfast in its choice of storm water drains even though the structures have failed to provide relief in several areas.
    Build Recharge wells to prevent waterlog: Expert
    For a city that lacks a permanent solution to prevent waterlog during rains while people struggle to wade through stagnated water, experts suggest that well-maintained rainwater recharge wells may be a perfect solution to check flooding and recharge the groundwater as well. Every year, during the Northeast monsoon, Chennaiites, especially those who live in low-lying areas have to live in knee-deep rainwater. To help them, officials from the Greater Chennai Corporation come with generators and motor pumps to force the water out. While this solution means well, it has little scientific approach in preventing inundation. “Our locality gets flooded every monsoon and destroys our normal lives. Despite storm water drains in the area, water continues to stagnate. Since this has been happening over years, it’s high time that the corporation...
  • Keeping handloom weaves alive, the Co-optex way Keeping handloom weaves alive, the Co-optex way

    No one will easily miss this beautifully renovated building on Pantheon Road in Egmore.The Tamil Nadu Handloom Weavers’ Co-operative Society, known as Co-optex, has entered its 83rd year of existence...

  • Capturing fishing community lifestyle visually Capturing fishing community lifestyle visually

    What is the common image that comes to our mind when we think of fishing communities? We tend to picturise a fisherman as a person with dark skin, sitting on a small boat throwing the net to get the...

  • Open wells may be Chennai’s solution to water crisis Open wells may be Chennai’s solution to water crisis

    To find an alternative to the city’s looming water crisis, a city NGO is campaigning to construct open wells at the residential complexes across city.

  • Metro gives joy ride to 40 blind students Metro gives joy ride to 40 blind students

    For many, travelling on the elevated corridor of Chennai Metro is a virtual treat for those who enjoy the city’s skyline but on Sunday, Metro proved that one doesn’t need a pair of eyes to appreciate...

  • Local bodies clear eco checks for huge properties Local bodies clear eco checks for huge properties

    In a recent gazette notification, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) has delegated power to local bodies and development authorities to issue environmental clearances...

  • Big respite to owners of unapproved plots Big respite to owners of unapproved plots

    In a big respite to the owners of unapproved plots, whose plots are in the layouts that received in-principle approval under Regularization of Unapproved Plots and Layouts scheme that ended on Friday...

  • Post Ennore, fresh oil spill at Kamarajar Port Post Ennore, fresh oil spill at Kamarajar Port

    For the second time in under two years, a major oil spill was reported off Chennai coast on Sunday. At least two tonnes of fuel oil was spilled by a vessel named MT Coral Stars while discharging oil...

  • Tiruvallur highways saw 246 fatal accidents in 7 months Tiruvallur highways saw 246 fatal accidents in 7 months

    Police say reckless driving, motorists entering national and state highways from smaller roads are the major reasons behind the mishaps

  • ‘Assault on doctors far lesser than last year’ ‘Assault on doctors far lesser than last year’

    While cases of assault on doctors continue to be reported across the state, it is said that the number of cases today, are fewer in the state. Doctors attribute the same to increase in awareness and...