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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

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

Kapaleeshwarar temple festival on 2 April

Chennai: Festive atmosphere has once again pervaded the mada streets around the Kapaleeshwarar temple in the city. The annual brahmotsavam festival of the temple is around the corner. Preparations began last week with the erection of scaffoldings for putting up the pandals around the four prakarams. The temple Idols and the palanquins which will carry the deities are being cleaned, repaired and attended to. The festivities will begin with a

Alandur FOB to be constructed at Rs 6.2 cr

Chennai: After two years, there is some good news for Metro Rail commuters in Alandur as the long-pending demand for a foot-overbridge may soon see the light of day. Ever since the Alandur-Koyambedu CMRL line was opened to the public in 2015, commuters had been complaining about how difficult it was for them to reach the station by crossing the GST Road. “The only way to reach the Alandur Metro

Builders want TN govt to take over sand quarrying

Chennai: The Tamilnadu government is losing a huge revenue of nearly Rs 12,000 crore per year from sand quarrying as private contracting agencies are engaged for the purpose, it is claimed. In order to avoid this huge loss to the exchequer, the Builders’ Association of India today appealed the government to involve itself directly in the sand quarrying in the State. The association’s president, R Radhakrishnan said, “Every year as