Velacheri residents cheer as there was no water logging

Velacheri is a flood prone locality and it is a cause of concern for many. But this time when rains lashed across the neighbourhood, residents were at ease, thanks to the civic body which laid Stormwater drains (SWD) in several areas ahead of the monsoon. The recent rains were a testing for the new facility.

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Tansi Nagar Welfare Assn arranges 10 first-aid kits in Velacheri

Accidents are not new in Velacheri. Minor mishaps happen regularly due to the ever-increasing traffic. In a bid to help those who meet with accidents, Tansi Nagar Welfare Association has come up with a noble initiative.

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Income-Tax officials raid ‘Kalki’ ashram in Chennai

Sleuths of Income-Tax (I-T) carried out raids at the offices and ashram of ‘Kalki’ Sri Bhagavan in the city. Continue Reading

Velacheri Railway Station to get facelift soon

There is a good news and a bad news for Velacheri Railway Station. The good: It is going to developed as a model railway station, with lot of improvement work in the pipeline. And, the bad: A survey has listed it as one of the ‘dirtiest railways stations in India’ Continue Reading

Gangaiamman is worshipped for many centuries in Velacheri

Arulmigu Sri Gangaiamman Temple is being worshipped by the people of Velacheri village for many centuries now. Located at Brahmin Street near Ram Nagar, the deity is seen as one of the protectors of the village. Continue Reading

Chennai to receive more showers

While Chennai and suburban areas received showers this morning, the Regional Meteorological Centre has predicted light to moderate rain at many places over Tamilnadu and Puducherry. Continue Reading

Chennaiite provides shelter to 12 native canines

Dogs are said to be man’s best friend. But in Tansi Nagar, Velacheri these four-legged ones have a best friend in M Balakrishnan, who has opened his heart and home to 12 native dogs.

These dogs became a part of his family five years ago. From losing a few puppies to parvo virus to having to change the furniture of his house several times to dealing with neighbours, it has not been a smooth sail for Balakrishnan. Continue Reading

Power shutdown in Chennai 8 August

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas tomorrow (Thursday, 8 August) between 9 am and 5 pm for maintenance work. The power supply will resume if the works are completed earlier. Continue Reading

Velacheri residents get filthy bin removed, begin composting waste

What does one do to bring about change? Well, two women from Seshadripuram, Velacheri, show how it is done. A garbage bin which was a sore point in the neighbourhood was removed by the civic body after two residents- Beverly Vineeth and Karpagavalli Venkatesan- took up the issue. Continue Reading

Food safety officials seize unsafe drinking water cans in Chennai, suburbs

In these days of water crisis in Chennai and the suburbs, people are depending more and more on can water for their drinking water and cooking needs. This leads to supply of water cans in large numbers. Continue Reading