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Pallikaranai marshland is home for migratory birds

Chennai: Migratory birds have made Pallikaranai marshland in the city outskirts their home this time of the year. With several more expected to arrive, it is time for environmentalists and bird watchers to start their work. It may be noted that a large portion of the wetland is completely dry due to the failure of rains, however, the other half looks greener. “Despite the failure of monsoon, there is moisture

Lack of maintenance of park in Chennai irks many

Chennai: In a time when the city has lost a large part of its greenery to cyclone, the Corporation parks remain the only lung space for the residents. But residents of Vinayagam Street in Virugambakkam in the city do not enjoy even that facility, as the park in the area has remained ill-maintained for long. Here is a look: The Corporation park is in shambles. This prevents the locals from

Bumpy roads in Chennai area worry motorists

Chennia: There are more than one problem to look out for any motorist riding on the NGO Colony Main Road in Vadapalani in the city. The road which stretches for more than 200 meters originates from the junction of Nerkundram Pathai and Dharan Singh Colony Road in the locality. It extends to Thiru Nagar Main Road connecting streets like Ganesh Avenue, Jeeva Street, NGO Colony First and Second Streets and

He uses music to spread awareness about women

Chennai: What can fight the rising crimes against women in our country? ‘Strong words put together in a subtle tone,’ believes music director Shravan, a resident of Kumaran Nagar, Vadapalani in the city. After working in a number of films in various languages, he decided to throw light on the social problem through his songs. In his latest song ‘Manidha Manidha’, Shravan questions the society on why the women, who

Thyroid cyst removed without leaving scar on neck

Chennai: Thyroglossal cyst surgery was performed recently on a 19-year-old patient suffering from the condition,by doctors from LIMA, a unit of RIGID Hospitals Pvt Ltd, without leaving a scar on the neck. The surgery was performed by a team of doctors from LIMA, led by chief laparoscopic surgeon, Dr J S Rajkumar. Speaking about this at a media conference here yesterday, Rajkumar said thyroglossal cyst is a rare condition which

No EVMs this time for R K Nagar polls?

Chennai: “In R K Nagar by-poll, if the number of contestants exceeds 60, the conventional method of using electronic machines cannot be followed as they can’t handle more than 60 candidates. Instead, the old method of using ballot papers will be followed,” said district Election Officer, Karthikeyan, in Chennai today. He revealed that after scrutiny of nomination papers, 70 candidates are still in the fray which makes it impossible to

5 persons, including Tamil refugee, arrested

Rameswaram: Five persons, including a Sri Lankan Tamil refugee, have been arrested off Pamban coast in the district for illegally sending a mother and a minor daughter back to the island nation, police said. Police acted on a tip off and arrested them late last night while they were returning in a car from the area to Tuticorin after sending the 24-year-old woman and her minor daughter back to Sri