2019 general elections: Experts seek better health manifesto

Tomorrow Tamilnadu goes to polls for both Assembly (by-elections) and Lok Sabha elections. While there has been a lot of policies and new schemes in healthcare sector released by the present State and Central governments, experts point out a few key issues that require attention. Continue Reading

People to leave for vacation destinations, but will cast vote too

Since it is sandwiched between government holidays, politicians and analysts have raised their concerns over voter turnout owing to the long break – Mahavir Jayanthi (17 April), holiday for polling (18 April) Good Friday (19 April), Saturday and Sunday. Continue Reading

Owing to climate change, rain or shine, it’s flu time

According to statistics released by the National Centre for Disease Control, Tamilnadu, there were a total of 344 incidences and two deaths, with the State occupying the ninth place in the country, as on 30 March from the beginning of the year. Continue Reading

VIT Chancellor Viswanathan calls for more govt funding for education

Although there are several educational institutions in the country to improve standards, the Chancellor stated that the government must pump in resources to raise the standards and fund projects carried out in private colleges. Continue Reading

There are 198 TB cases in 1 lakh population in TN, says doctor

The 2019 theme for World Tuberculosis Day that is observed 24 March, is ‘It’s Time’ and organisations across the country are joining hands to boost efforts to eliminate the disease. Continue Reading

Writer Aparna Karthikeyan pens a delectable animal story for children

Speaking about the book launched recently, Aparna tells News Today, “As the title suggests, the book is about a cat who thinks that it has laid an egg and the suspense is to demystify what it is, where it seeks help from a dog, koel and a turtle as it takes a village to raise an egg, according to Indian tradition.” Continue Reading

Music therapy helps dementia patients, say experts at Chennai hospital

The beats of tabla and drums echoed in the hall of Kauvery Hospital on Thursday where dementia patients and their caretakers had gathered for a music therapy workshop. Continue Reading

Tamilnadu makes strides in health sector under CM Palaniswami

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has completed two years in office. He has made several significant announcements in healthcare with C Vijaya Bhaskar heading the portfolio of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. News Today highlights a few of the important orders. Continue Reading

Long haul comes to end: Adambakkam in Chennai gets stormwater drains

For the residents of Bharath Nagar in Adambakkam, their fight for stormwater drains (SWDs) can be traced back to as early as 2013. The continuous follow-up with the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has finally led to the construction of drains now. Continue Reading

Spate of robberies scare residents of Chennai neighbourhood

For the neighbourhood, this New Year began with the shocker of a chain being snatched in broad daylight despite CCTVs being installed in a majority of houses. While it is not even a month since it happened, the residents witnessed another case and there are a couple of such incidents happening sporadically in the area. Continue Reading