CHENNAI

Chennai area power station serves dual purpose

Chennai: The Ashok Nagar EB office, in the city which was functioning on Anna Main Road, has moved to the new premises on P T Rajan Salai, K K Nagar, where a sub-station is located. To cater to the needs of Ashok Nagar residents, TANGEDCO constructed the a 33/11KV sub-station near R7 Police Station. The construction work was handed over to Sheem Electric Company, Maharashtra, under turnkey basis and the

NGO volunteers clean up Chennai suburban lake

Chennai: With a desire to bring back waterbodies to life, two NGOs in the city suburb joined hands and successfully cleaned a neglected temple pond near the Urapakkam school signal with the help of residents. The idea was first proposed by an NGO called Makkal Paadhai comprising of a group of youngsters following the ideologies of IAS officer Sagayam. Later, a government registered NGO, The Crew, also associated itself with

Several NEET candidates caught unaware of exam rules

Chennai: Unaware of the do’s and don’ts, many aspirants who appeared for NEET for the first time today, faced a piquant situation in parts of Tamilnadu, with some even forced to resize the sleeves of their shirts and abandon their footwear to meet the norms. Several boys who came to attend the National Eligibility Entrance Test wearing full sleeve shirts were taken aback when they were told that only half-sleeve

DMK will de-silt TN waterbodies, says Stalin

Chennai: DMK working president M K Stalin said his party would desilt water bodies in Tamilnadu as the ruling AIADMK (Amma) regime was “interested in sticking to power” and not addressing people’s problems like drinking water scarcity. Launching the desilting work at a temple tank in Saidapet constituency represented by party leader and former city mayor Ma Subramanian, he accused the State government of being “apathetic” to the drinking water

Kapali temple tank going dry due to lack of rains

Chennai: One of the oldest tanks in the city, the Kapaleeshwarar temple tank, in Mylapore in the city measures about 190m in length and 143m in breadth has a storage capacity of 1.19 cubic metre. There is a 16-pillared, granite-roofed structure mandapam at the centre of this famed temple tank . With no rain last year and scorching summer the tank of Sri Kapali temple is almost dry . The

Chennaiite helps poor kids complete education

Chennai: P Chelladurai, a resident of Mugappair West, in the city, who runs a hotel on Kambar Salai, in the region for more than 25 years, helps unprivileged students to complete education. “I have studied up to SSLC and began to earn for my family. I know the importance of education and how it can change one’s life. After settling in my life, I wanted to help others. So I

Many hands make lightwork at Urapakkam pond

Chennai: With a desire to bring back waterbodies to life, two NGOs joined hands and successfully cleaned a neglected temple pond near the Urapakkam school signal with the help of residents. The idea was first proposed by an NGO, called Makkal Paadhai, comprising a group of youngsters following the ideologies of IAS officer Sagayam. Later, a government registered NGO, The Crew, associated itself with the activities. With continuous awareness about

AC appointed to inspect impingement by SIAA

Chennai: Madras High Court has appointed an advocate commissioner to inspect the alleged encroachment of a road in T Nagar area here by Nadigar Sangam Charitable Trust and South Indian Artistes Association and file a report on it by 2 June. A vacation bench of Justices N Kirubakaran and V Parthiban passed the interim order on a petition by two residents of Vidhyodaya colony in T Nagar here, alleging encroachment

Guidance course for entrepreneurs

Chennai: Nandini Consultancy Centre, a chemical engineering and chemical business consultancy organisation is organising a guidance course for Start Up India entrepreneurs in chemical and allied industries at No 1, 18th Cross Street, Besant Nagar, for three days from 29 May. According to a press release, the objective of the course is to identify appropriate project and implement them, with clear understanding of the available opportunities, various management techniques, trade

'India accounts for 10% of world's asthma patients’

Chennai: Asthma is not new to us. “India accounts for 10% of world’s asthma patients” as of a report. Research scientist at The Himalaya Drug Company, Dr B K Ashok, talks elaborately to News Today about respiratory wellness and how it can prevent the chances of getting Asthma. WHAT ARE THE WAYS TO KEEP THE BODY SAFE? For people who are prone to respiratory ailments, it is advised to stay

Not a NEET news for TN students

Chennai: Students who appeared for National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) seeking admission for medical courses today found Physics and Biology questions tough. Over 80,000 students appeared for the test held in eight cities across the State. Nationwide, nearly 11 lakh students appeared in 104 cities. In Chennai, students were allowed into the examination centre from 7.30 am after brief checking in two batches. The test commenced at 10 am