A good book(store) has no ending

R K Alwar started the roadside book stall way back in the 1940s on the pavement near Luz Corner signal. He had a vast collection of rare books and made sure that none of his customers went back empty-handed. This quality of his attracted many celebrities like Arignar Anna, MGR, Cho Ramaswamy, Nagesh and more. Continue Reading

Strike call by Jacto-Geo: Tamilnadu govt rings warning bell for staff

Girija also asked all the heads of the departments to send the consolidated attendance report of their staff in the proforma given before 10.15 am beginning 22 January and the list of workers who participate in the strike, to the Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department./ Continue Reading

TN CM takes stock of investment proposals at Cabinet meet ahead of GIM

The second Global Investors Meet (GIM), being organised by the Tamilnadu government, is all set to commence by next week and the State Cabinet meet chaired by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami at the Secretariat today discussed investment proposals by various companies. Continue Reading

Vaiko protests giving sky-high powers to agencies to snoop on computers

MDMK founder and general secretary Vaiko has raised his voice against the Union Home Ministry order giving investigating agencies sweeping powers to intercept and monitor data on any computer in the country. Continue Reading

TNPCB says plastic ban can be enforced only with people participation

With just a few days left for the D-day, the government agencies are on their feet round-the-clock to enforce the mandate and bring down the impact of plastics on the environment. Continue Reading

Property tax hike up to 18-fold worries Chennai residents

Ever since the revised property tax rates of Greater Chennai Corporation came into force 19 September, there has been a hue and cry throughout the city as some localities are facing a hike of up to 18 times the amount charged all this time. Continue Reading

Three persons succumb to swine flu, dengue in Coimbatore

More lives are being lost in Tamilnadu to swine flu, dengue and ‘mystery’ fever. It was reported this morning that three persons succumbed to swine flu and dengue in a private hospital in Coimbatore. Continue Reading