Rise in crime during lockdown in Chennai, suburbs

Journalist Pramod, who works for a Tamil Magazine was waiting near Saidapet to meet a source for the story he was working on. Continue Reading

Outgoing CoP Viswanthan redefined policing

In a span of three years, Greater Chennai Police Commissioner A K Viswanathan, who has now been transferred and appointed as the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP, Operations), has brought in an impressive host of reforms to the department. Continue Reading

Taking on Covid-19 with Yoga, Naturopathy

One of the main setbacks of being a Covid-19 patient is that you will not have a bystander or a family member with you in the hospital. No one may be telling you comforting words or even tell you how you are recovering. Continue Reading

Emergency calls from women, children on rise during lockdown

Since the lockdown began in March, Kumaran* (30), a painter, had been out of job. A resident of Kotturpuram Housing board, he stayed inside his house, hoping for normalcy to return. But when the liquor outlets opened, all hell broke loose. Continue Reading

Railway Police DGP talks to ‘NT’ about dept’s fight with covid 19 pandemic

Mass exodus from one place to another during coronavirus was unavoidable and many people undertook the journey despite knowing the risk factor involved. Continue Reading

Covid-19 forces children to abandon elderly parents in city

There have been several cases of children abandoning their parents on the streets and seeking admission into oldage homes during the past two months.

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Family members of Covid-19 patient face stigma, get little help from officials

With over 27,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the city, not just the patients, but their family members too are bearing the brunt. The viral infection not only affects a person physically, but mentally as well. Continue Reading

Covid-19 & Chennai’s private hospitals: Reality check by ‘NT’

With the number of Covid-19 patients in Chennai increasing day by day, what does it take for a person with coronavirus symptoms to get admitted to a private hospital? Continue Reading

Experts feel people should learn to live with coronavirus

Kambar Street in Velacheri was Covid-19 free in the first four lockdowns. But now, there are two positive cases here. Continue Reading