Differently-abled get their own unique ID card

Chennai: Following the Disabilities Bill being passed by Parliament in December last year, the government has now made the ‘universal identity card for the disabled’ available in the country. Termed as the UDID project by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, the ID aims to reduce the hassles that a person with disability faced earlier. The announcement was made by Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot in

O Panneerselvam gets support from two parties

Chennai: With the R K Nagar by-poll around the corner, two leaders have extended their support to the AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma party, led by O Panneerselvam. This is likely to be a boost for the party which lost the two leaves election symbol and got the new two street lamp post symbol. Speaking to reporters, Panneerselvam said, “Stalin is exposing DMKs weakness.” Answering Stalin’s question about staying silent when

R K Nagar by-poll is an election voters don't want

Chennai: The by-poll in R K Nagar constituency is the third election to be held in as many years and people seem to be distraught by it as they allege that the elections have done more harm than good to the place. The overall reaction of the public is that they want the election to get over at the earliest. “There are so many civic issues that are left unattended

Chennaiite tastes success with hardwork

Chennai: N Boopathy owns a browsing centre at Lakshmi Nagar, 100 Ft Road, Nanganallur, in the city. His father was a traffic sub-inspector who passed away in an accident, when Boopathy was in school. As there was no other source of income for the family, he was forced to work at a browsing centre. He started working there from 2002 for a pay of Rs 2,500. After six months of

Chennai area to get underground electric cables

Chennai: In a move that would reduce incidents of electrocution in the neighborhood, TANGEDCO is all set to take up underground cable work. Alandur zone has been witnessing electrocution, which often turn fatal. The reason is the presence of overhead cables. Works are planned in the suburban Alandur constituency following the frequent incidents of electrocution, said a TANGEDCO official. The EB is making use of the funds that would be

Residents Welfare Association manned by women

Chennai: Anand Illam Owners Association (AIOA) of Anand flats’s on Ranga road in Mylapore located in the city is 33 years old. Its unique feature is ,at present it is an ‘all women’s’ association’. “We all attended Lalithasahasranamam classes together and became good friends. So we thought that it would easy for us to function as a unit. Menfolk are away from home during the day and can be approached

Safety rules suggested for Kapali temple fest

Chennai: With the Panguni peruvizha of the Kapaleeshwarar temple slated to begin on 2 April preparations are on in the area in high scale in terms of security. The deputy commissioner of police, Mylapore, V Balakrishnan has requested devotees to come out with suggestions regarding how best the celebrations can be conducted in a neat and safe way especially on the days of the Ther and Arubathumoovar festivals. Devotees have