K. Karthikeyan

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Delay in drain projects may make city sink

Chennai is not likely to be monsoon ready even by next year. The Rs 1,447 crore micro and macro drainage project jointly implemented by TNPWD and City Corporation with funding by the Centre has only

Monsoon eases Tamil Nadu-Karnataka tension


The monsoon is flooding the Chennai roads and thr­owing life out of gear but on the ex­plosive political canvas, the heavy showers have cooled down the tempers — albeit temporarily — for the warring n

New site helps patients reach docs in a jiffy

Are you an overworked techie struggling to fix an appointment with a medic or does your aged parent need late night medical attention?

Don’t strain much. Now you can fix an appointment with a specia

Signages not on track in Central


No matter how familiar you are with the railway system, if you are at Chennai Central, you ought to take the help of a RPF constable or vendor.

For, signages kept to help passengers reach the right

Youth Cong polls turn to be low-key

The usual fervour over the Youth Congress polls was absent this time. The celebrations were muted even as there were conflicting claims over which group had won the battle in faction-ridden TNCC.


Water mafia drains city lakes dry


Rows of tanker lorries roar in and out of the lake round the clock. Accustomed to the jarring horns, hapless locals move to the edge of the road and make way for these trucks. A stone’s throw away, au

Metro water’s doublespeak exposed


It may not be an overstatement to say that assistant engineer Venkataraman and conservancy worker D. Sankar were killed by a failed system and the pressure it exerted rather than asphyxiation.


Doctors unhappy with Neet norms

MBBS graduates in the state are up in arms against the Centre’s NEET (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test) notification for PG medical admission.

Doctors fear that the Centre has given them a raw

Cops told not to pay rent for station

Following a DC report about a private party encroaching upon government poramboke land and renting it out for a police station, revenue authorities in the city swung into action.

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Mettur dam water to last only for 36 days

The state, particularly delta farmers, would be in for a major trouble if either the Supreme Court or the rain don’t come to its rescue in a month.

Senior state water resource department sources rev

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