C. S. Kotteswaran

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No new drains for narrow stretches

Only 25 per cent of the Rs 1,447-crore micro and macro drain project that was started in 2010 to alleviate flooding in Chennai has been completed till date.

To make matters worse, the corporation mi

4.18 million buffaloes yet to litter even once


The fertility rate seems to be dropping all around. While reports say it is dropping among people in the country, its cattle too seem to be procreating less.

In fact, the situation is alarming with

SC ban on tiger reserve tourism hurts tribals


While the recent Supreme Court order banning tourism in Tiger Reserves has been welcomed by ecologists and wildlife activists, the move has adversely affected the livelihood of hundreds of tribals who

High population influx in suburbs may add to congestion woes


While Chennai observed World Population Day on Wednesday (July 11), the state capital is all set to witness more congestion.

According to 2011 census data, the old Chennai city that was confined to 1

Endangered 750kg stingray snared


A massive stingray, weighing 750 kg, was caught by fishermen in the coastal waters of Pazhaverkadu near Ponneri and dragged for over 10 hours to the shore in the hope that the endangered fish would fe

Jumbo threat forces govt to curtail estate operations

Periodic encounters with wild jumbos have forced villagers and workers of government tea plantations in Valparai to quit their jobs. So much so, the human-elephant conflict that led to the death of th

Pedestrians denied pavements on P.H. road


At least more than a lakh people throng Chennai Central railway station, Government General Hospital and the Park Railway station junction every day as they are important transit points in the city.

Forest dept seeks Pallikaranai land


Bird watchers and environmentalists have urged the Chennai corporation to hand over a few patches of Pallikaranai dumpyard and an approach pathway to the forest department so that the chief minister’s

Ezhilmigu Chennai to get designer roads, flyovers

City corporation officials are working overtime to improve the aesthetic beauty of the city under the ‘Ezhilmigu Chennai’ idea proposed by chief minister J. Jayalalithaa.

Under this scheme, 70 art

Chennai not armed to fight e-waste


It has almost been nine years since the Hazardous Waste Management Rules (2003) were formulated but still electronic waste and hazardous materials are not treated scientifically in Chennai and are du

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