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Bigger city, little water


Officials of Chennai metro water would have their work cut out this summer. Several north Chennai pockets still remain vulnerable to supply deficiency.

Also, the 42 local bodies merged with Chennai

Krishna bounty for city in May

Chennaiites can heave a sigh of relief this summer as Andhra Pradesh has agreed to release 12 tmcft (thousand million cubic feet) of Krishna water from the first week of May.

Senior PWD (public works

Garbage proposal raises stink


The recent idea put forward by Chennai Mayor Mr Saidai Duraisamy to streamline garbage collection across the city by constructing transit stations at every ward has given rise to new problems.

The wa

50 pc hike in basic amenities charge

In what will come as an extra burden on developers and homebuyers in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu, the state government has increased the infrastructure and basic amenities charge by 50 per c

5 lakh devotees take part in Arupathu Moovar festival


More than five lakh people witnessed the poompaavai ritual of the ten-day Arupathu Moovar annual festival held in grand manner at Mylapore on Wednesday.

The eighth day of the festival on Wednesday is

Flats set to cost at least Rs 15,000 more

Planning to buy a house? Prepare to pay an additional Rs15,000-Rs 30,000. The state government has increased the infrastructure and basic amenities charge by 50 per cent, which builders may pass on to

March proves warmer this year

It was a warmer March for Chennai this year. The actual temperature was 1°C above normal and the Met office said westerly winds that blew for about 15 days in March deferred the onset of the cooling s

Residents rue power fluctuations

Sudha is fuming over the damage caused to her new television by voltage fluctuations on Wednesday evening. Chennaiites may have somehow got inured to the 2-hour power outage but they have not prepared

4 per cent dip in US travellers from Chennai

The number of persons applying for a visa for the US at the consulate in Chennai has come down by 4 per cent compared to the same period last year, said Nicholas Manring, chief of consular services at

Private parking lots turn money spinners


Parking lots have turned out be a lucrative business on General Patters road and Pycrofts Road in Royapettah, ever since changes were made to the traffic flow on arterial Mount Road to facilitate metr

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