Praveen Kumar S

Chennai suburb residents worry over garbage disposal

Chennai: At the junction of Alapakkam Main Road and Meto Nagar second avenue near Arcot Road, Porur in the city suburb, residents have been putting up with garbage woes for months now. A well-developed residential area is now stinking because of this menace, say residents. The road, which is 40 ft wide, is covered with garbage for 15 ft at all times residents say. Palani, a resident, said, ‘”People throw

Bus shelter in Chennai suburb built by residents now shattered

Chennai: Three weeks ago, Porur Talk (issue dated 15- 21 March) had mentioned that residents of Iyyappanthangal in the city outskirts were constructing a bus shelter at VGN Nagar bus stop in the locality. The facility was opened on 27 April after grand celebrations. Residents gave buttermilk to commuters and shared their joy with them. But it was shortlived as the shelter was brought down by anti-social elements after dark.

Offbeat medley – News Today goes freewheeling

This is not your regular news. News Today correspondents give you experiences of life that you won’t find in the regular news reports. BOOZE, SNOOZE This  scribe  was  at  Palavanthangal  Police  Station  to  meet  the  inspector  a  few  days ago. As he was waiting, he saw a couple of policemen enter  with  a  middle-aged  man dressed in formals. The man  was  in  possession  of few alcohol bottles and was brought 

Dept to SMS class 10 board exam results Friday

Chennai: Results for the more than 10 lakh students who appeared for the class 10 board exam, commonly known as SSLC, will be announced tomorrow morning. The School Education Department has announced that there will be no ranking system, as it happened with the Plus-Two results also, to relieve students of stress. Like it happened last week for Plus-Two results, candidates who attended the exams will be receiving their results

Porur flyover to open in June

Chennai: Work on the Porur flyover that was on for seven years, is finally nearing completion and will be open to the public from the second week of June. The Rs 54 crore project commenced way back in 2010 and hit a series of road blocks. The most important one was the need to shift the underground water mains, which the contractor refused to work on. The problem, however, was

Plus One public exams from next year

Chennai: Close on the heels of deciding not to reveal the names of top scorers of SSLC and Plus Two exams, the Tamilnadu  government has made yet another crucial decision in school education. The  department’s  Minister  K A Sengottaiyan today announced that students will have to take up a public exam  in  class 11 too.  The Minister made the announcement during a meeting with all district education officers (DEOs) and

Bangladeshi students set up camp at Madras Vet College

Chennai: One of the oldest veterinary colleges in the country and the very first college to offer a bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine, the Madras Veterinary College situated here has been at the forefront when it comes to serving the four legged and training veterinary students. At present, students from Bangladesh have camped at the 114 year-old college premises to learn the trade from trained professionals. “This is not new

Review: Alien (Covenant) - Visual Treat

In their voyage to a planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of a colony ship ‘Covenant’ discover a habitable planet within their reach. But when they reach the unchartered paradise, they face a threat that proves too much to handle and they attempt an escape. What happens then forms the crux. Produced by Twentieth Century Fox Corporation, the movie stars Michael Fassbender who plays dual roles

80,000 Tamilnadu students to take up NEET Sunday

Chennai: Amid opposition from nearly every corner of the State and confusion regarding the study material, the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for medical courses is all set to take place tomorrow across the nation. Around 11.35 lakh students, including an estimated 80,000 students from Tamilnadu, will be taking up the entrance test to pursue medical courses in the country. To be held in a pen-and-paper-based mode, the question booklet will

Car manufacturers plan at least four years ahead

A lot can be said about a car or bike after it has been launched. But people seldom know the effort manufacturers put into the making of a product. To make an entirely new product, car manufacturers nowadays have to start work about four years in advance. The stipulated price for making a new car is around Rs 700 to Rs 1,000 crore now. If the car is an entirely

Chennaiite uses upcycle craft to empower underprivileged

Chennai: With women nowadays wanting to achieve in life and contribute to the family kitty, art seems to be confined to fewer people than before. One such person who took up art and followed her heart is Manimegalai, a Chennaiite who has been in the field of home-made arts for more than 20 years. She is an expert in ‘upcycle craft’ that deals with re-using materials to make art. The