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Fort St George turns no-smoking zone

Think twice before lighting a cigarette at historic Fort St. George that houses the state Secretariat. Henceforth, the Secretariat will be a strict ‘No smoking zone’ with the public department issuing

North Chennai bus fares go up


Commuters hailing from several parts of north Chennai will have to shell out more, from Rs 2 to Rs 5, towards bus tickets from Wednesday as there would be diversion due to the ongoing flyover works at

Eve-teasers beware, cops are on to you


Beware eve-teasers and chain snatchers. The Chennai city police is all set to introduce a citizen-centric facility as part of the proposed integrated traffic management system (ITMS) by which a switch

Sea change to Chennai traffic

Come September, traffic management in Chennai will witness a sea change as the city traffic police is all set to get a complete makeover with shifting to world class ‘integrated traffic management sys

Election dept all set for prez poll

With regard to the ensuing presidential poll, the state assembly secretariat has dispatched instructions on the voting format to all state legislators. The election department is all set for the poll

MGNREGS wages even for ‘dead’


A dead man was among the beneficiaries and continued to ‘receive’ wages till recently under the MGNREGA scheme (guaranteeing rural poor 100 days of work a year).

The scheme seems to benefit only a f

Builders to get nod in jiffy

As part of Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority’s (CMDA’s) e-governance initiative, the planning body has decided to implement the software-based application scrutiny system (Appas) from Septemb

Mishaps continue to haunt MTC


A spate of misfortunes have been haunting the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) for the past two weeks.

On Friday morning, an MTC bus on route No. 17 climbed a pavement in Kodambakkam after it

Good old Perambur gets trendy


Times are gone when real estate promoters overlooked Perambur citing congestion. The locality, which had a high population of Anglo Indians till recent years, has now undergone a complete makeover wit

Will arrests cost DMK Prez votes?

With the election commission saying that only legislators arrested under the preventive detention Acts would be provided postal ballots to vote in the July 19 presidential elections, it remains to be

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