Residents want underpass in Chennai suburb to operate

Chennai: Incomplete Radha Nagar subway in Chrompet in the city suburban area is due to the stand off between Highways Department and local residents. The issue has been going on for a decade, with tax payers money been wasted down the drain. While the Railways Department has completed it’s part, the Highways department is yet to commence work, which is estimated to cost more than Rs 3 crore. The site

Cattle menace in Chennai suburb worry many

Chennai: Despite the efforts of civic bodies and NGOs,  stray cattles continue to pose a threat to traffic and residents of Chitlapakkam, East Tambaram and Tambaram Sanatorium areas in the city suburbs. A motorist said, ‘”cattles are allowed to roam around freely by the owners on the road connecting Tambaram Sanatorium and East Tambaram. Driving on this stretch has become a nightmare’.” An official from Tambaram Municipality said,”Every month, we

Water woes still persist in Chennai suburb

Chennai: About 50 residents welfare associations from Chrompet and its region in the city suburb took part in a general body meeting held in the area. Sources said the emergency meeting was convened following residents protested against the continuing water crisis in the locality. The meeting was presided over by the president of Federation of civic and welfare Associalions of Pallavaram Municipality V Santhanam said,”‘We have unanimously accepted that residents

Assn in Chennai urge to spread Tamil among youth

Chennai: Anna Nagar Tamil Sangam in the city celebrated its 32nd Annual Day on 18 June. To mark the occasion, certificates and cash incentives were given to government school students of class 10 and 12 who had secured top marks in Tamil. Special ‘Vallalar’ awards was given to Anna Nagar Talk for publishing news related to the sangam. Secretary to the government in the Department of MSME, K Dhanavel, and

Temple priest in Chennai is a loved author

Chennai: Even as spirituality is an essential component in his life, K Lakshmi Narayanan (58), a resident of Pari Street in Kalakshetra Colony in the city, takes up writing as his passion and is on a mission to change the world around him. He launched three books in March and readers have told him that his books inspire people to stop doing wrong. For Lakshmi Narayanan, who began living in

Film stuntman in Chennai dons many hats

Chennai: When Besant Ravi appears on screen, the audience knows he has arrived to pack a few punches. But in real life, the actor takes one by surprise with his punctuality, humbleness and love for greenery and meditation. A stickler for perfection and creativity, Ravi ensures that the interview begins at the scheduled time and mentally ticks the questionnaire. ‘”Make sure the article is written creatively so that the reader

Chennaiite makes wooden clocks from Vardah-hit trees

Chennai: Last December when cyclone Varhah wrecked havoc, greenery in the city took a hit. With trees becoming the worst victims, a self-taught interior designer on ECR is giving life to the victims using her creativity to mark the natural calamity. Even as the uprooted trees and broken branches were being accumulated to be taken away in her area, Shobana Ravi (66), a resident of Rajendra Garden in Vettuvankeni, purchased

Chennaiites suffer due to overflow of sewage

Chennai: Residents of Ram Nagar near Ambathur in the city are being troubled by sewage overflow from storm water drains. They are forced to put up with the stench of the sewage that stagnates by the roadside near their homes. Though residents have complained to authorities several times, no permanent solution has been implemented to stop the sewage from seeping, it is alleged. This problem has been happening for quite

Only 32% SMB's gone digital: Google

Chennai: US-based search engine giant Google is targeting the SMB (small and medium business) ecosystem across India to increase its digital penetration. It has also initiated several programmes to digitally empower SMBs and thus scale up their business. At an event held in the city, Google announced the south region winners of SMB Heroes 2017, a nationwide programme to honour small and medium businesses that have embraced the internet to

Minister lacks knowledge, say milk producers

Chennai: The president of Tamilnadu Milk Welfare Association Ponnusamy has flayed State Diary Development Minister, Rajenthira Bhalaji on his allegations on milk adulteration. Speaking to News Today, Ponnusamy said,”The Minister is totally unaware about the milk and its products. Because it has been clearly proved by the food department that there is no adulteration taking place here.” When asked about the report, he said,”The result for neutriliser’s mixture like caustic

When Tamil youth saved Bengaluru waterbodies

Chennai: When there are a lot of politics and protests in in one side between Tamilnadu and Karnataka over the Cauvery river water issue, there is a group of youngsters from TN working in Bengaluru, who have been volunteering to revive the water resources of the city and its suburbs. Interestingly, these youngsters have already led a team comprising of Tamils and Kannadigas and have completed reviving Vibhutipura lake in