Tuesday, 21 March, 2023

Topic: Chennai

‘Crucial’ to TN’s $1 tn dream, why airport project has had villagers protesting for 100 days

Tamil Nadu govt views 4,791-acre ‘greenfield’ airport project as ‘crucial infra’, but villagers who may be displaced won’t hear of it and ecologists warn of flooding risk.

Chennai transgender groups are living their Bharatnatyam dream—for respect, dignity, livelihood

Students of Sathya Sai Dance Academy are Tamil Nadu’s first transgender auto driver, talk show host, physiotherapist and many others.

Ghost of floods past: 130 km drains ready, Chennai’s bracing for NE monsoon on a war footing

Entire stretches of road dug up, causing traffic snarls as Chennai races against time to fix up stormwater drains and carry out desilting work to reduce inundation or 'pain' points.

‘Tamil language is eternal,’ says PM Modi in Chennai to launch key projects

Modi also quoted a popular verse by nationalist poet Subramania Bharathi in praise of the Tamil language & said people from Tamil Nadu were excelling in every field.

Anthrax detected in deer carcass found on campus — IIT-Madras on alert, to start vaccinations soon

At least 4 deer have died on campus since Wednesday, samples from 3 were inconclusive. A team is observing the wildlife for symptoms of the disease, which can spread to humans.

Uma Anandan — lone BJP winner in Chennai municipal polls is ‘supporter’ of Godse & caste

BJP fielded 5,480 candidates across 12,838 seats in the Tamil Nadu urban local body polls. In the Chennai Corporation area, DMK won 153 out of 200 wards.

Local body election underway in Tamil Nadu — Chennai votes after a hiatus of 11 years

There are 57,778 candidates contesting for 12,607 posts. A total of 31,150 polling booths are there and nearly lakh police personnel have been deployed for security.

Chennai is home to India’s worst cyclones, floods. But it has learnt nothing from the past

'Smart city' Chennai attracted newcomers with good jobs and housing. But its disaster response hasn't changed in years.

2,247 endangered Indian star tortoises seized at Chennai airport as smuggling bid is foiled

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and airport customs authorities say the seized tortoises have been handed over to the Tamil Nadu Forest Department for rehabilitation.

Not blindly praying in Sanskrit anymore, Tamil Nadu devotees on Stalin’s temple reform

The newly-elected DMK government has given devotees of 47 state temples the option to offer prayers in Tamil. Many say will understand meaning now, some aren’t so happy.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.