Frequent accidents at Kaiveli junction are a cause for concern

A recent road mishap at Kaiveli junction in Velacheri, Chennai, had a major impact on many lives: A motorist lost his life, another suffered serious injuries while the driver of another vehicle had a narrow escape. The said spot has always been risky for motorists. Continue Reading

Chennai resident attempts to revive fading art forms

Inspired by the December music festival, a resident of Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, has set out to revive the fading art forms of Kerala, through an annual carnival. P A Sureshkumar, who conducts the ‘Malayali Margazhi Mahotsavam’, for this purpose, speaks to ‘News Today’. Continue Reading

Plastic ban: Velacheri residents want regular inspections

The ban on single-use plastics that came into effect on 1 January was welcomed unanimously by the residents. However, according to many in Velacheri, the government on its part failed to bring in a proper enforcement due to which some shops in the neighbourhood continue to use polythene carry bags. Continue Reading

Chennai-based teacher pens book for easy learning of English

A teacher knows the requirement of a student best, and that is why K V Natarajan (76), a resident of Velacheri, Chennai, has written and launched the book ‘Simplified English Grammar for Everyone.’ Continue Reading

Marundeeswarar Nagar anganwadi plagued with reptiles, alcoholics

An anganwadi in the neighbourhood, is in the news for all the wrong reasons. For, the place is riddled with snakes, garbage and liquor bottles. According to sources, parents of nearly 60 students studying in the facility at Marundeeswarar Nagar, recently protested by not sending their wards to school. Continue Reading

Deaths at IIT-M: Girl students scared to stay in hostel rooms

Speaking about the repeated cases of depression deaths, an officer from the Kotturpuram police station, said, “Higher officials in the ranks of Deputy Commissioner and Joint Commissioner have written to the institute’s Director to take steps and address the issue. Students should be provided counselling and other assistance to come out of stress.” Continue Reading