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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

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

‘Shady’ journalism at Ripon’s

The mushrooming of small-time weeklies, monthlies and dailies after regime changes are not new to Tamil Nadu and there is nothing wrong in it.

However, a few of these magazines and journals, mostly

HC stays CoP’s order for tenant info

Declining to order suspension of the operation of the police commissioner’s order asking the landlords/house owners to furnish details of their tenants, the Madras high court on Thursday directed auth

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