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Gathered carbon waste raises disease fear

Inhabitants of Egam­baram Nagar in Mylapore are living in constant fear of contracting the vector borne disease. “Several deaths have occurred in the locality, alleged Mr Nat­a­rajan, a resident.


Councillor comes in way of civic contracts

At a meeting nearly five months ago, chief minister J. Jayalalithaa warned err­a­nt councillors against corrupt practices and nexus with contractors.

With complaints regarding councillors assaulting

Leather hub of Chennai needs a complete makeover


Located close to the historic Ripon Buildings, Periamet, the leather hub of Chennai, lacks even very basic amenities.

The roads here are pot-holed and pose a risk to motorists and the absence of stor

Mayor sorry for row over anna arch


Even as 68 resolutions were passed, Anna arch issue turned Chennai corporation council meet into a battleground with ruling AIADMK and DMK slamming each other for demolition move

The blame game over

From ragpickers to waste managers


For 28-year-old Durai in Chennai, it was a daily struggle to feed his family. Besides rummaging through the huge mounds of waste in the corporation dump yard to pick up recyclable stuff and earn a liv

TN Muslims ready to pay zakat


With the Ramzan month nearing its end, Muslims in the state are rushing to pay their zakat (tithes).

Zakat, which means “giving of alms” in Arabic, is one of the five pillars of Islam that requires M

Residents demand quality road


Ayanavaran, once a calm residential locality, is now turning into a “ghost town” where civic woes go unchecked.

For instance, residents of Parasuraman Easwaran koil West Mada Street, which serves as

Civic body to revamp grievance redressal system

With corporation’s public grievance redressal system in the news for the wrong reasons, Chennai corporation is planning to go in for a major revamp of the system.

If sources are to be believed, the

Probe emergency drill near Kudankulam plant, says PUCL

The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) on Saturday demanded that the Centre and state declare the emergency drill, conducted by the Tirunelveli administration on June 9 at Nakkaneri village, ne

Staff shortage delays civic works in Chennai

Several corporation wards in the city are facing acute manpower shortages which in turn have delayed development projects and led to accumulation of garbage.

Moreover, the private workers entrusted

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