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TN tells CBI to vacate office

The Tamil Nadu government has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to vacate the office of its multi disciplinary monitoring agency (MDMA) located off Greenways Road, citing lack of availab

Encroachment eats up Velachery


It looks like the people of Velachery would have to put up with the rampant encroachments in their area for some more time as the civic and state highway authorities are playing the blame-game.


Ezhilmigu Chennai to get designer roads, flyovers

City corporation officials are working overtime to improve the aesthetic beauty of the city under the ‘Ezhilmigu Chennai’ idea proposed by chief minister J. Jayalalithaa.

Under this scheme, 70 art

Damaged Kasimedu wharf gets repaired


The ever-bustling Kasimedu fishing harbour in the city is quiet due to the 45-day ban on fishing, but the renovation work of the wharf, a fixed platform over water used for anchoring shipping vessels

4 DMK members suspended from house for 10 days

Four DMK members including two former ministers were suspended from the Assembly on Thursday for 10 days for obstructing the proceedings in the House and disrespecting the Chair, even as all Oppositio

Pavements not for pedestrians


Where is my walking space? This is the first thought that arises in the minds of a pedestrian in the city as almost all footpaths are either usurped by shopkeepers or blocked by obstacles like poles,

Medical reports confirm food poisoning, no cholera outbreak

Days after food poisoning complaints and rumours of cholera made rounds in parts of Thousand Lights area, the corporation and metro water officials continued to collect water and food samples on Monda

Chennai bridges cry out for attention

While Chennai has several bridges, some are badly in need of attention as they no longer meet the needs of the people, which have changed as the city has grown more congested.

Take for instance Villi

Mosquitoes thrive in concrete jungle


The urban milieu is a killing field for many a vulnerable species, but it also helps a few others thrive. While sparrows are losing their habitat and struggling for survival, mosquitoes continue to ru

Chennai beach cricket goes to Lords


Chennai’s very own beach cricket, passionately played by cricket lovers at the Marina most mornings, will now be immortalized at the game’s Mecca, the Lord’s cricket ground, thanks to a city-based pho

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