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The Fourth Terry Fox Run-Chennai by Rotary club of Madras East in IIT Campus. Vision Research Foundation of Sankara Nethralaya is a beneficiary of this year's Terry Fox Run. Photo: M. Karunakaran
The Fourth Terry Fox Run-Chennai by Rotary club of Madras East in IIT Campus. Vision Research Foundation of Sankara Nethralaya is a beneficiary of this year's Terry Fox Run. Photo: M. Karunakaran

The good run

Fitness. Fun. Cause. The sixth Terry Fox Run has it all. »
Hello, this is not a parking space: Vehicles of various sizes are regularly parked in front of KFI. Photo: G. Ramesh

Pasture on the other side, not quite green

Having known Greenways Road as a posh area, G. Ramesh is not prepared for the open urinals and parking violations on the stretch »
Encroachments being removed at Shanthi Colony

Pavement work at Shanthi Colony gains momentum

Corporation removes name boards placed in front of shops and evicts hawkers from Shanthi Colony, reports D. Madhavan »
Green initiative: Shops start using bamboo baskets for offering to the god. Photo: M. Srinath

Kapali Temple is no-plastic zone

Bamboo baskets take the place of polythene bags. K. Sarumathi reports »
GREEN FUEL: S. Natarajan, executive engineer, who designed a waste-to-energy system, where kitchen waste from Amma Canteen in Ward 67, near Perambur Loco Works railway station, is used in the generation of gas. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Corporation engineer puts leftovers from an Amma Unavagam in Perambur to good use

In an 800 sq. ft. space next to Amma Unavagam, near Perambur Carriage Works Station, Natarajan has designed a composting plant that resembles a lawn. »
RISKY STRETCH: Despite a signal and a policeman, pedestrians find it difficult to cross the PH Road at Maduravoyal junction. Photo: M. Vedhan
Chennai, August 23, 2014

Maduravoyal flyover scores low in residents’ assessment

The four-year-old Maduravoyal flyover has hardly met its objective. It was built to reduce traffic congestion on the Chennai Bypass-Poonamallee High Road. As a result of this, pedestrians were exp... »
Spreading the message: Impressed with their work in the neighbourhood, the Corporation has commissioned a composting plant. Photos: M. Srinath
Chennai, August 23, 2014

‘Waste should not thrown away carelessly’

A group of women at MRC Nagar, R.A. Puram, have been taking the trouble to educate their neighbours and persuade them to segregate waste at source before handing it over to conservancy workers. <... »
Look how they steal my road: Makeshift stalls bang on the road is a common sight near Perambur Loco Works railway station. Photo : B. Jothi Ramalingam
Chennai, August 23, 2014

Footpath in Perambur undergoes ‘makeover’

A row of fruits shops and a refreshment stall have eaten up the wide pavement on Kasthuribai Street in Gandhi Nagar. This thoroughfare is located opposite the Perambur Locomotive Works. <... »
Water crisis: The names of these streets in Adambakkam are very misleading. Photo: Vaishali R. Venkat
Chennai, August 23, 2014

Streets named after rivers, reel under water crisis

There are 13 streets in Adambakkam that are named after rivers. In a cruel irony, the locality is reeling under a water crisis. Drop in the groundwater table and the neglect of Adambakkam lake are... »
Small efforts: Re-laying this small patch of road can make the journey a lot easier for motorists. Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
Chennai, August 23, 2014

End of one problem, beginning of another

The attempt to solve the problem of repeated sewage overflows at Valluvarkottam High Road has resulted in damage to the well-laid bitumen-topped stretch. Valluvarkottam High Road is an art... »
Damaged speed-breakers on Besant Avenue Road. Photo : B. Jothi Ramalingam.
Chennai, August 16, 2014

Signals command scant respect from motorists

Vehicle users taking the Besant Avenue Road are amused at the installation of pedestrian signals on the stretch near the back gate of The Theosophical Society (International Headquarters). <... »
safe return: Supraja Dharini, V. Prabhakaran and other volunteers of Tree Foundation release Nisha into the sea.
Chennai, August 16, 2014

Rescued Olive Ridley turtle released into sea

A female Olive Ridley turtle, rescued by Tree Foundation, was released into the sea on Saturday last. The turtle, Nisha, was taken in a boat four kilometres offshore from Periya Neelankarai... »
Usurped: “Vehicles are parked adjacent to the heightened pavements forcing the pedestrians to walk on the road.” Photo: M. Karunakaran
Chennai, August 16, 2014

R. A. Puram stretch looks like Pudupet

Residents of Raja Annamalai Puram are at their wits end over encroachments in a section of the residential area. “A public latrine facility of the Chennai Corporation has been constructe... »
The new building has a large visitors waiting hall with a help desk, a record room, a store room, a computer office, a rest room and special toilets for people with disability. Photo: M. Vedhan.
Chennai, August 16, 2014

RDO staff to bid goodbye to cramped space

For years, visitors to the existing Revenue Divisional Office (RDO), near TI Cycles company in Ambattur Old Town (OT), on the Chennai – Tiruvallur High (CTH) Road, have had to deal with poor facil... »
SPCA volunteers with the eagle
Chennai, August 16, 2014

Rare Indian eagle rescued at Vepery

Eight years after the manja thread used in kite-flying was banned, a five-year-old rare male Indian eagle is the latest victim to the sport. It lost both its legs to the thread a few days ago. Now... »

Free legal clinic for seniors

Only a bright red light can stop them

Garden as green lab

Retired nurse continues to care for patients

A temple at the service of people

Now, track your MTC bus

Green Techies

Bright and Beautiful

Loads of problems: The fair price shop was moved to the existing rented accommodation only a fortnight ago despite the fact that the building is in a bad condition. Photo: M. Vedhan
Chennai, August 23, 2014

Consumer demand safer place to shop

A small concrete sunshade at the public distribution outlet near the railway station in Ambattur Old Town is a lone shelter available for consumers who wait patiently to buy essential commodities... »
NEEDS CONSIDERABLE IMPROVEMENT: It's nearly 10 years since Robertson Lane was black-topped. Photos: M. SRINATH
Chennai, August 23, 2014

Residents’ association makes a comeback

Civic issues, many a time, are best addressed when people join hands. Having realised this, residents of Robertson Street, near St. John’s School in Mandaveli, have revived the defunct associatio... »
A herbal garden at Madha Nagar Park in Mugalivakkam. Photos: G. Krishnaswamy
Chennai, August 23, 2014

Road to good health paved with pebbles

Walking barefoot in a park may not be your idea of good health. Two Corporation officials believe the practice promotes wellness. N. Mahesan, assistant commissioner, and R. Murali, execu... »
ATTENTION SOUGHT: Several residents' welfare associations sought the intervention of National Green Tribunal, New Delhi, to restrain the municipality from dumping garbage in the lake area. Photo: Vaishali R. Venkat
Chennai, August 23, 2014

Sembakkam lake issue: fourth hearing on Aug. 27 

Sprawling over 104 acres, the Sembakkam lake is huge. But it does not make a pretty sight. In the lake area are strewn all kinds of rubbish. The border area of the lake, covering Hasthinapu... »
In groups of three or four, deer can be seen walking on Canal Bank Road. Photo: M. Srinath
Chennai, August 16, 2014

Kotturpuram residents spot the spotted deer

It may not be necessary anymore to go to the Guindy National Park to spot deer. On West Canal Bank Road, near Kotturpuram railway station, they can be seen wandering in groups of threes and fours,... »
Sabita Radhakrishna (third from left) is assisted by her friends in this mission. Photo: M. Srinath
Chennai, August 16, 2014

Making them feel on top of the world

Their children have flown the nest. They have to take care of themselves. Needless to say, they feel lonely. Sabita Radhakrishna has founded a voluntary organisation, Udhavi, for such s... »
Traffic trouble: Visitors to the shop are said to park their vehicles haphazardly leading to sluggish traffic movement on the stretch nearby. Photo: M. Karunakaran
Chennai, August 16, 2014

Fight against TASMAC outlet continues

The TASMAC outlet functions from the common area of an apartment on Third Cross Street, Raja Annamalai Puram. That’s not the only thing wrong with this outlet. It lacks fire safety norms. ... »
The new facility is said to be more spacious and better illuminated. It is also believed to have enough reflectors and sign boards. Photo: K. Pichumani.
Chennai, August 16, 2014

Basement parking lot at CMBT ready

Long distance travellers boarding buses from the Chennai Moffusil Bus Terminus (CMBT) will soon park their vehicles in a new facility. A spacious two-storey parking lot has come up at the termin... »
Bhoomi Puja was done weeks ago, but work on the Rs. 36 lakh project for a park in AIBEA Nagar in Mogappair West (above) has still not started. Photos: M. Vedhan
Chennai, August 16, 2014

Park work at AIBEA Nagar has not taken off

It’s nearly a month since the foundation stone was laid for the Rs. 36 lakh park-cum-indoor stadium facility on OSR (open space reservation) land in AIBEA (All-India Bank Employees Association) Na... »
A view of the Police Hospital at Egmore Photo: R. Ragu
Chennai, August 16, 2014

Police hospital in neglect

The 50-year-old hospital for police personnel in Egmore is not in a healthy state. It is noticeably rundown. Sometime ago, there was some talk by senior officials about the facility... »

Metrowater digs into suppurating wounds

Chromepet New Colony residents on the warpath

This narrow path leads to traffic, chaos, strife

The natural route to good taste

Srimatha Cancer Care plans world-class hospice

Nochi power

Her cup is stuffed with happiness