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Councillors unite when it comes to ‘cut’

Despite the state government and city corporation sanctioning over Rs 100 crore for the development of Ambattur, which was recently merged with Chennai corporation, a majority of the funds remain unut

Residents demand flyover completion


With congestion becoming the order of the day, the traffic flow from the commercial hub T Nagar is adding to the existing bottlenecks in Rangarajapuram.

The residents demand early completion of the R

Tankers’ illegal pipes drain life out of Keelkattalai lake


Even as the chief minister J. Jayalalithaa is keen on restoring water bodies and protecting the marshland in and around Chennai, the Keelkattalai lake continues to shrink as illegal tapping of water

Silent civic body earns ire over cholera deaths

From an era of easy access for the media, the Ripon Buildings (city civic headquarters) have now become an “out of bounds” zone for Chennai scribes thanks to Mr Managara Thanthai Saidai S. Duraisamy,

Animal bodies spar over funds


The long feud between the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) and the 125-year-old Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has reached an all-time high.

AWBI has denied funds to the

7 complaints against councillors

In the past six months, more than seven cases of councillors attacking corporation staff and contractors have been recorded.

The contractors also recently submitted a petition to the corporation top

Hospital open, yet to function


The city corporation inaugurated a multi specialty hospital last month at posh Alwarpet, in south Chennai with much fanfare, but much to the dismay of the local residents, the hospital is yet to be th

When custodians turn law breakers


A lawmaker should not be a lawbreaker goes the saying, but the city corporation, which is the custodian of pavements in Chennai, has eaten into the existing space available for pedestrians across the

Garbage fails to keep migratory birds away


Bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts are excited about the recent sightings of Collared Pranticoles and flamingos at the Pallikaranai marsh despite less water this season.

Even as Pallikaranai has

Civic body is traning ground for babus


Chennai corporation is now one of the biggest bureaucratic bodies and second only to the state secretariat.

With the fast-expanding corporation grows the clout of babus who are now administrating th

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