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8 lakes in south city turn homes


As land prices skyrocketed and South Chennai suburbs developed rapidly, water bodies among government (poramboke) lands have become easy prey for land sharks.

At least a dozen lakes have been conver

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

Battered roads, sewage overflow mar Tiruvottiyur

Tiruvottiyur, which was annexed to Madras in 1707 with great difficulty by Joseph Collet, the then governor of Madras Presidency, now lies neglected. Battered roads, sewage overflow, dfective streetli

Hawkers force public to choose road over subways


Thousands of commuters use subways near Park station and Chennai Central station during peak hours every day. But lack of hygiene, cramped stairs and the invasion of corridors by hawkers, literally pu

Rs300 crore to help clear water bodies

Chennaiites can hope for fewer mosquito bites and less stink emanating from Cooum river in the years to come. But, for that to happen, the state local administration ministry should keep a close watch

Ramzan here, civic body yet to get its act together

With Ramzan set to start from Saturday, residents from a large number of areas in the old city complained that debris, branches of trees and garbage is not being cleared on a regular basis from lanes

4,000 jobs to help clean up Chennai

In a major fillip to the city corporation facing acute shortage of staff, the state government is all set to give the concurrence to recruit 4,000 staff for filling the existing vacancies. Confidentia

Zoom through signal free corridors

Trying to find a solution to traffic woes of the city, the state government on Thursday approved five Signal-Free Corridors (SFCs), which will be executed by BBMP.

Considering the importance of the

Weak rains drain city corporation


It is a huge drain on a weak corporation exchequer with the rain gods not being benevolent to the state.
The cash-strapped civic body is finding it difficult to meet the additional expense it had to

High Court Judge amuse others by cleaning filthy gutter near his house


When the whole neighbourhood flirts with unhygienic conditions, this rainy season in Kerala, High Court Judge Thottathil Radhakrishnan made a surprise move on Sunday night that has amused even the Cor

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