Restrictions on plot registration eased in TN

Chennai: The Madras High Court today eased a few restrictions which it ordered on the registration of unapproved plots six months ago. It said that the properties that were registered before 23 October 2016 will be allowed for transfer of ownership and getting approvals for housing plots. However, it said no new unauthorised property can be registered. The High Court gave time to rectify the plots that do not have

R K Nagar constituency lacks basic facilities

Chennai: The scorching sun did not deter them as leaders and workers in the campaign for the RK Nagar byelection are reaching out to voters in all possible ways. The constituency witnesses an intense fight with TTV Dinakaran, Madhusudhanan, DMK’s Marudhu Ganesh and BJP’s Gangai Amaran in fray. The campaign is picking its peak. The two factions of the AIADMK are fi ghting with their own new symbols, Double Electric Pole

EVMs can be used in R K Nagar bypolls

Chennai: Confusion over the use of EVMs in R K Nagar by-poll came to an end after eight Independent candidates withdrew their nominations yesterday, leaving 62 candidates to fi ght it out in the constituency. The withdrawal of eight candidates has come as a relief to the authorities as one set of EVM can cater to a maximum of 63 candidates with one slot for the NOTA option. Out of

Cops find it difficult to catch cunning thieves

Chennai: It looks like thefts are on the rise in the city and robbers are opting ‘innovative’ ideas to steal. The ideas of theft are going a step ahead of our moves to prevent the same, says a crime branch official. “If we put efforts in preventing one kind of theft, a new way of stealing arises on the other side. These thefts challenge us,” he adds. One incident that happened

NEET: Major hurdle for TN students is language

Chennai: With 88,478 students from Tamilnadu taking up the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET) this year, among the 11,35,104 candidates appearing nationwide, a controversy on the books have risen now. Although students can write the exam in 10 languages, including Tamil, the syllabus books are available only in Hindi and English, which has made students struggle to read the subjects in English and write the exam in their mother tongue. The

Decriminalising attempt to suicide has its strengths and weaknesses

Chennai: There is mixed reaction from experts in the city to the bill that was passed in Parliament on Monday that seeks to decriminalise suicide attempt. It now becomes a non-punishable offence under the Indian Penal Code. Lakshmi Vijayakumar, founder and director of Sneha Suicide Prevention Center, said, “We have been fighting for this bill for the past 15 years and finally we give a huge sigh of relief. Not only

Chennai arterial area to get more secure with CCTV

Chennai: Whenever civic grievances were taken up by individuals at Ninth Sector, K K Nagar in the city, with officials, it was not considered. Residents, then held discussion and decided to form an association so that their views would be heard. Thus came into being The K K Nagar 9th Sector Residents Welfare Association on 21 December 2014, where a new team was elected. The Ninth Sector consists of eight