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E-remittance of water tax affected

E-remittance of water and sewerage tax has come to a near halt in Chennai Metro Water (CMWSSB). The official CMWSSB website that facilitates e-remittance crashed early this week.

Senior CMWSSB sourc

Chennai Metro: Communication system tested

The crucial factory acceptance test (FAT) of the communication system of Chennai Metro Rail was successfully conducted at Singapore recently.

A team of CMRL officials supervised the tests conducted a

Two trespassers run over by trains

Negligence claimed two lives on Thursday on Beach-Tambaram rail line that witnesses 15 casualties per month.

At around 9.30 am on Thursday, M. Vignesh, a second year B.Com student of Pachaiyappa’s C

Woman delivers on Cheran Express

A woman gave birth on board the Cheran Express barely a few hundred metres off Chennai Central around 5.20 pm on Wednesday.

A heavily pregnant Ms Sulochana, 23, had boarded the Cheran Express at Arak

Several ticket counters shut, passengers hit


It was half past noon and the scorching heat was burning her skin. Already soaked, her handkerchief barely absorbed any more sweat. Thanks to a marketing executive, a pamphlet he distributed helped he

Willing to return, NE men ring to check TN scene

Many people from the Northeast who had fled TN en masse last week have already started making enquiries with the state police about returning.

Senior officials confirmed that the police helpline laun

No takers for MMC courses


A premiere institute for treatment and higher learning, the two century-old Madras Medical College (MMC) is struggling to find enough takers for even super specialty courses like Neonatology, which wo

Metro resumes work


Over 1/3 of the 32 metro rail work sites that were briefly thrown out of gear following Wednesday’s fatal mishap at the work site near Pachaiyappa’s College, were back buzzing with activity Friday eve

Major railway mishap averted

A major train mishap was averted on Thursday morning when the crew of the Chennai-Bengaluru Shatabdi Express spotted a rail fracture and immediately warned the station master at Tiruvalangadu station.

Arterial roads barely motorable


Prepaid call taxi driver Chandran has been filling an extra litre of petrol in his car of late. Not because of better patronage, but the additional waiting time at Chennai Central. The case is no diff

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