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Strike hits train maintenance


Thousands of passengers on board at least five express trains that started from Chennai Central on Monday were forced to put up with unkempt and stinky toilets besides dust-ridden berths as maintenanc

Major tunnelling starts this month

The crucial tunnelling of the underground stretch of the on-going Metro Rail project is set to begin this month.

Senior CMRL officials told this newspaper that the drive of the first tunnel-boring ma

Rs 500cr water works hit roadblock

Piped drinking water supply to as many as 4,000 rural habitations across the state has been delayed indefinitely owing to standoff between Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD) and its con

Metro relief for motorists

The 100-ft Road from Kathipara to Koyambedu does not scare motorists any longer. Vehicle movement here is smoother and two-wheeler riders face less peril while manoeuvring between buses and cars on th

US envoy calls Youth congress for talks

The cover story of TIME magazine which projected Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in poor light appears to have provided a chance for a midget group of Congressmen to register loyalty.

The Ameri

Study faults railway facilities


Gone are the days when people wrote petitions to draw the attention of authorities. A city-based civic group involved in addressing rail and road passengers’ grievances has conducted a survey that br

TN’s solar powered green homes ready


For four-long decades, Subbiah, a 58-year-old agricultural labourer of Manapatty in Pudukkottai, dreamt of living in a concrete house of his own.

Today, he is among 60,000 others in Tamil Nadu who l

Hurdles stall many projects

Implementing a government scheme is no easy task. From evicting encroachments to land acquisition, numerous hurdles delay implementation of a government project, particularly if it is a road widening

Cong, DMK paint Chennai red for Pranab Mukherjee


The kind of arrangements both DMK and Congress parties made to receive UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee at Chennai is proof of the intensity the president election campaign has touched this

3 months deadline for drain work

The state public works department (PWD) has been given three months to complete all drain works and prevent flooding and inundation in the city during the northeast monsoon.

A high-level meeting chai

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