• Wed, Aug 21, 2019
  • The amendment made to the Motor Vehicle Act not only seeks to increase the penalty for traffic violation manifold aiming to make the roads safer but also to ease the process of vehicle registration...
    Motor Vehicle Amendment Act changes procedure to get vehicle registration, licences
    After the Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2019 was passed in both the Houses of Parliament, President Ram Nath Govind gave his accent to it on August 9. It aims to make Indian roads safer, reduce corruption and use technology to overhaul the country’s transportation system. It also includes fivefold increase in fines for anyone caught driving drunk, new fines for blowing horn in prohibited areas and for not letting emergency vehicles like ambulances pass and holding parents or guardians responsible for juveniles at the wheel. The Act provides for stricter punishment for various traffic-related offences, and higher penalties with a hope that it will act as a deterrent against traffic violations in the country. The Act, however, did not stop with amending provisions to hike penalties but it went on to change the way vehicles will be...
  • Vacant plot becomes toxic dump yard in Tiruvottiyur Vacant plot becomes toxic dump yard in Tiruvottiyur

    A vacant plot on Chinna Metupalayam Street, which has been turned into dumping ground for garbage for more than five years, is posing health hazard to the residents of Kaladipet in Tiruvottiyur.

  • Unique board game created for Chennaiites to rediscover the city Unique board game created for Chennaiites to rediscover the city

    What if you could roll the dice in a board game and at the same time learn about the glorious past of our city that you didn’t know earlier? City-based theatre group, Masquerade, has created a game...

  • City light music orchestras struggle to make ends meet City light music orchestras struggle to make ends meet

    Over the years, light music bands have lost their popularity and now they have to struggle to find avenues to perform.

  • 11 held for making fake passes for Athi Varadhar fest 11 held for making fake passes for Athi Varadhar fest

    The Vishnu Kanchi police on Monday arrested 11 people for printing and selling VIP and VVIP passes to gain easy entry during the Athi Varadhar fest at Sri Devarajaswami temple in Kancheepuram, which...

  • Bioluminescence a sign of unhealthy ocean: Researchers Bioluminescence a sign of unhealthy ocean: Researchers

    As luminous blue flashes were spotted off Chennai coast on Sunday night, images and videos of the rare bioluminescence of plankton have been doing the rounds on social media.

  • Malfunctioning signals disrupt traffic flow on GST Road Malfunctioning signals disrupt traffic flow on GST Road

    Traffic was disrupted on GST Road near Urapakkam on Monday morning since the signal did not function in the junction and there was no traffic police to control the vehicles.

  • Police crackdown on manja makers, nab 2 in Tambaram Police crackdown on manja makers, nab 2 in Tambaram

    The city police on Sunday arrested two men, who were preparing kites with manja thread – laced with powdered glass – near Tambaram. The police crackdown came after two children were injured by the...

  • 2 arrested for abducting man to seek ransom from employer 2 arrested for abducting man to seek ransom from employer

    A contract worker, who was abducted by two men to extort money from his employer, had a providential escape after a police patrol team passed by even as his abductors were negotiating with the...

  • 3 men threaten woman, hunt on 3 men threaten woman, hunt on

    The Royala Nagar police have launched a hunt for three men who robbed a woman in her house in Ramapuram on Saturday night. The police suspect the woman to be a sex worker.