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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

Anti-KNPP protests spread to Chennai


The protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project on Tuesday spread to Chennai with members of various parties and outfits being arrested for staging road blockade in various parts of the city.

Deepavali bus bookings on fast track

With Deepavali fast approaching, people are rushing to book tickets on state transport buses as they head to their hometowns or villages to spend the festival with their families.

Many have taken ad

Trees uprooted as rains lash Chennai


Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds on Friday night brought down nine trees and branches in the city. With this in the last week alone, the city has lost over 40 trees in rain-related damage.


Bus hits parapet wall of city flyover

The rough ride for Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) seems to continue. After a spate of mishaps in the recent times including that of bizarre ‘Gemini flyover incident’, when an MTC bus jumped

City kids vow to boycott crackers

Several students in Chennai have said that they will not buy crackers this Deepavali and instead use the money to purchase clothes, sweets and gifts for the less privileged.

Students running volunta

Rains may ease water problems

Met officials predict that the city will be experiencing heavy showers for the next few days due to formation of low pressure area. The city experienced a heavy downpour for several hours on Sunday ni

Anna arches defy demolishers

Work on demolishing the Anna arches was halted on Monday morning after the crane operator doubted the capacity of the 400-tonne crane to lift the arch.

The arches are being pulled down to make way fo

City bids farewell to Anna arches


Work to remove the landmark Anna arches to make way for the Rs 117-crore two flyover project begun on Saturday night with the state highways department starting to pull down the arches with the help o

Chennai soaks in German ideas on a rainy day


The Indo-German urban mela promised to be a glittering field of ‘Infinite opportunities’— and on the last day, the 50,000-odd Chennaiites who visited the 10- day travelling fair would vouch that it wa

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