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e-Seva centres in Chennai pose server problems

Chennai: The Tamilnadu government’s eSeva centres in Chennai are facing frequent server problems creating a hard time for the public. With college admissions on full swing, students approach these centres to get mandatory certificates. The continuous server issue has largely affected students and despite repeated complaints, no corrective measure has been undertaken. e-Seva centres are being run by the Tamilnadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation (TACTV) across the State to provide

How TN politicians turn favourites to meme creators?

Chennai: In recent days, Tamilnadu politics has been witnessing politicians making sensational (and some insensitive) statements to the media, which in turn create huge buzz in the social media in forms of memes and trolls. Probably, Nanjil Sampath, the spokes person of the AIADMK Amma, could be the first one to come to the mind, when one thinks about such talks in Tamilnadu politics. He is one of the most

HC directs police to investigate 'Natham'

Chennai: The Madras High Court today directed Tiruchi city police to carry out investigation on former State Electricity Minister and member of AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) Natham Viswanathan over an alleged cheating of Rs 50 lakh in providing solar power facility. Loganathan from Tiruchi had filed a cheating complaint against the former Minister and approached the Madras High Court Bench for the same. In his complaint, the petitioner alleged that

Searing days ahead as heat wave is here to stay

Chennai: After slight dip in mercury levels last week, people in several parts of Tamilnadu suffered from intense heat wave conditions for the last couple of days as the temperature soared high. Tiruttani recorded 43 degrees Celsius today, the hottest in Tamilnadu. Met department said, heat waves will be there for the next two days. An official from the Meteorological Department said, “In Chennai, Meenambakkam and Nungambakkam recorded a maximum

Vandalur zoo keeps animals cool during heat

Chennai: With Chennai reeling under the Kathiri veyil (scorching heat condition), animals and birds are among the most affected. While the ones in their natural habitat can adapt to the weather, the animals in zoos and other man-made places find it difficult. Case in point is Chennai’s greatest tourist attraction, Arignar Anna Zoological Park at Vandalur. The management is taking ample measures to make sure all the animals are able

Minister inspects desilting work of temple tank

Chennai: Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Minister Sevvoor S Ramachandran inspected Raveeswarar Temple, Vyasarpadi on Wednesday to start the desilting work of the tank. A sum of Rs 2.50 lakh has been allotted towards several developmental activities in the locality including cleaning the temple tank. The money has been allotted from MLA’s Local Area Development Fund, an official press release said. Speaking to mediapersons after the inspection, the Minister said,

Vaiko comes out of jail, accorded warm welcome

Chennai: MDMK general secretary Vaiko, who was on Wednesday granted bail by a court in Chennai, walked out of Puzhal prison in the city today. His party members accorded a warm welcome to him outside the prison. When reporters asked Vaiko about the political entry of actor Rajinikanth, he said, “anyone can enter politics. He too is welcome.” Vaiko had been in jail since 3 April, in a sedition case

Bite into various mouth watering momos

Momos are becoming the hot favorites among many. This easy to eat dish is healthy as it is steamed and sometime fried. “It is everybody’s favourite and that is why we have chosen them,” claims Lee Chai Chung, executive chef at Wang’s Kitchen. The momo festival is on at all their outlets and has been inspired with the concept of just popping the momo into your mouth. “The momos are

Kamarasan who penned 100 songs passes away

Chennai: Poet Na Kamarasan, who has penned lyrics to close to 100 songs including that of MGR, Shivaji, Rajini and Kamal movies passed away on Wednesday. He was 76. Kamarasan was a diabetic and it led to multiple organ failure. Born to Nachimuthu and Lakshmi Ammal in 1942 at Meenakshipuram in Theni district, he actively took part in the anti-Hindi movement during his college days. He worked as a Tamil

EPFO to conduct 'PF Near You' on 12 June

Chennai: Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will conduct ‘Nidhi Aapke Nikat’ (PF Near You) on 12 June in its regional office, No 37, Royapettah High Road, Chennai – 14. For subscribers/ members/pensioners, the programme will be held from 10.30 am to 1 pm, employers between 3 pm and 4 pm and exempted establishments located in jurisdiction from 4 pm to 5 pm, a press release said. Subscribers/employers who desire to

10,000 modern toilets for TN govt schools

Chennai: In yet another positive initiative, the School Education department has planned to construct 10,000 modern toilets across government schools in Tamilnadu. In the past, government schools have approached corporate companies for funding for facilities on an individual level. However, this is probably the first time, such an initiative is being done in a big way. Based on instructions from School Education Minister K A Sengottaiyan, the department has begun