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Karnataka fails to release water promised to TN

Even as Cauvery River Authority (CRA) meeting ended in a deadlock on Wednesday, Karnataka has been faulted for not keeping its word given to Supreme Court early this month as it released water to Tam

Tankers stop supplying water


Private water tankers have gone off the roads, demanding regularisation in tapping groundwater. About 1,000 loads of water are supplied in the city and supply has been suspended since Monday night.


Truck stranded on tracks hits train services

The Madurai-bound Vaigai Express and several EMUs on Beach-Tambaram-Beach route were disrupted for half an hour Monday afternoon after a stone-laden truck returning from Trishulam quarry broke down an

Restore lake, help parched Chennai


With Veeranam lake drying up and the four city reservoirs storing only 1/3 of the total storage (11.057 tmcft), water managers are left hoping for an early northeast monsoon.

However, a water resourc

Mettur inflow not to last beyond Oct.

Twelve days from today, the sluice gates of Mettur dam would be lifted for delta irrigation, as announced by the state, but WRD (water resource department) is still unsure of ‘watering’ samba crop bey

Churchill is an Amman devotee

Winston Churchill is a diehard ‘Amman’ devotee. His neighbour Edward is the temple priest. Their friend George does not fail to travel regularly to major Hindu pilgrim centres in TN.

And then there i

Trial run on new line successful

There is finally some good news for people commuting regularly on Chennai-Arakkonam rail route.

The 10.6-km long 4th line between Tiruvalangadu and Arakkonam is not far from being opened for traffi

Trains delayed by 45 mins

Disruption in train service has become a routine affair on the Egmore-Chengalpet route lately.
Three express and three EMUs were delayed by up to 45 minutes early on Thursday after a van broke down a

Metro tunnels 42 meters in a month


Chennaiites will not have to wait too long to have a sophisticated underground metro rail network crisscrossing the city.

A 42-meter long tunnel stands testimony to the city’s pride — part of what

Water storage facilities poor at Fort St George

Water storage facilities at Fort St George are not safe. Chennai metro water has made this startling revelation following an inspection of storage facilities at the Fort among other areas.

The inspe

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