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It's Swachh Bharat mission for Chennaiites

Chennai: The wards 130,135 and 136 in Kodambakkam in the city have been declared as open defecation free zones by the Chennai Corporation. Many students, residents and others have supported this cause and have submitted declarations saying that they do not defecate in open places. This comes under the Swaach Bharath Mission and residents are happy about this. “‘A community toilet is available within a distance of 500 meters from

What has Android O got in store?

As per Google tradition, the Android version will be released at I/O for developer and the final version will be released with Google Pixel device later this year. But, the new features of the upcoming latest Android O could have been leaked and it includes revamped notifications, adaptive icons, picture-on-picture feature, automatic text copying and much more. IMPROVED NOTIFICATION Reports suggest that the new version will have improved notifications; however,

Subway in Chennai needs maintenance

Chennai: The Nelson Manickam Road subway, which connects Choolaimedu and Nungambakkam, in the city needs renovation. Steel beams protrude out in many parts of the subway, including the roof and side walls. The facility is used by motorists from nearby areas to reach main parts of the city, including Nungambakkam, Chetpet, Anna Salai and other parts of the locality. Residents feel that unlike the other linking roads namely Harrington subway

Oil mill found in heart of Chennai city

Chennai: Oil mills are rare to be found within the city but News Today found one in the city. Meet Raju who is running an oil mill in Choolaimedu High Road in Kodambakkam. On completing his M Com he came to this family business. “‘We have been doing this for the past 60 years,’” Raju says. They churn out groundnut oil, gingely oil, coconut oil. ‘A minimum of 15 kg

Chennai doctor gives free service to poor

Chennai: He is a popular face in the locality who serves poor and needy by offering free medical assistance. Meet Dr S Shanmugavel (66), a resident of Choolaimedu in the city. ‘”Service is my motto and not money,”’ he says. Hailing from Pollachi, Tamilnadu, Shanmugavel says that his passion towards the field of medicine was developed by his mother. ‘”Because of her, I got into this field. She always advised

Bixby to take on Siri, Cortana

Samsung has announced their new voice-powered digital assistant named Bixby. It will make its debut with the launch of Galaxy S8. The voice assistant will enter a crowded field of digital assistants, which is actually artificial intelligence that includes Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, Microsoft Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa. Samsung said Bixby will focus on letting people control mobile apps with spoken directives. Galaxy S8 smartphone is expected to be unveiled

Water crisis in Chennai worries many

Chennai: Water crisis has come back to haunt people of the locality of Kodambakkam in the city. The heat has resulted in shortage of drinking water supply in most parts of the city, barring core areas like Nungambakkam. Since January, Kodambakkam residents have made many calls to the Metrowater regarding the erratic supply. But they say at least one third of their complaints remain unaddressed. “‘Many people come home after