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Camp on yoga and meditation

Atma Gnana Yoga will conduct a camp on meditation, yoga, Pranayama and food habits from October 1 to 10 at W 746, D Sector, Fourth Avenu...»

Three-week yoga course

Satyananda Yoga Centre, Mambalam, is conducting a three-week free yoga course from September 30 (today) at Bala Vidya Higher Secondary S...»

Isha’s week-long programme

Isha Foundation will be offering a week-long programme in East Tambaram from Wednesday. The Inner Engineering programme would fea...»

Palliative care physician wins award

Dr. Republica Sridhar, founder, RMD Palliative Care Trust, T.Nagar, was awarded ‘Dr. K. S. Sanjivi Award’ jointly by Ekam Foundation and...»

Diabetes camp

T. Nagar Agada Diabetes Centre and Bharathy Nagar, Sarathy Street, Sivasailam Street, and Padmanabha Street Civic Exnora Units are joint...»

Programme on yoga and meditation

Atma Gnana Yoga will conduct a programme on mediation, yoga, pranayama, and food habits from September 17 to 26 at W 746, D Sector, Four...»

Doctors honoured

Dr. K.S. Jeyarani Kamaraj, Infertility Specialist, and Director Aakash Fertility Centre, Chennai, received the Best Doctor Award from Ta...»

Stressing on the importance of herbal remedies

A one-day workshop on “Health and Herbs” by Post-Graduate Department of Microbiology, Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College, Arum...»

Chaos due to absence of traffic signals

Pedestrians have to walk in the middle of the road as vehicles are parked in a haphazard manner. »

To prevent drowning in the Marina

A watch tower of about 15-feet high has been put up behind the Labour Statue near the water front »

Upgraded transformer dedicated

An upgraded 250 kv transformer was dedicated in Chitlapakkam on Sunday last by Animal Husbandry Minister and Tambaram MLA T.K.M. Chinnay...»

Garbage takes over road space

The Velachery Main Road suffers due to indiscriminate dumping of garbage »

Protest outside Tambaram depot of TNSTC

Students, teachers, residents suffer as bus service to village is suspended. »

Bad roads, key issue of civic meet

Street is full of potholes and is unmotorable »

Green neighbourhood project to be launched today

T. Nagar and Teynampet Residents Welfare Exnora and T. Nagar Exnora Womens’ Club is organising ‘green neighbourhood project’ on Sunday a...»

Traders seek assurance from TNHB for allotment

As many as 97 shops have been listed for demolition and reconstruction in Anna Nagar Division. »

Commuters get raw deal from Southern Railway

Foot overbridge in Pallavaram railway station needs attention »

Road sans repairs, motorists’ nightmare

Pothole-ridden CTH Road is proving dangerous for drivers »

Civic meet today

Akbarabad First Street (South) Civic Exnora has arranged a meeting on August 26 at 4 p.m. to highlight the deficiencies in civic amenitie...»

A lesson on water management

T. Nagar Exnora Women’s Club (TEXWOC) and Spearheaders Leadership Centre jointly organised a discussion on Community Water Management fo...»

Creating environment awareness

Kidzee, Vadapalani and Exnora are jointly organising ‘My Earth My Duty’ event to create environment awareness on September 1 at 4 p.m. a...»

Living well programme

Art of Living is conducting a course to encourage, empower and engage those suffering with diseases in lifestyle modification. The two m...»

In your neighbourhood

Crackdown on misuse of domestic LPG cylinders In order to arrest the diversion of domestic liquefied cylinders to commercia...»

AIDS conference hub launched

Indian Community Welfare Organisation (ICWO) has been approved to host an AIDS 2012 conference hub or ‘mini-conference’ to strengthen th...»

Free ortho camp today

A free orthopaedic care camp would be held today (Sept. 9) at Dr. Kumar's Ortho Clinic in Chromepet. The clinic will be giving free cons...»

Eye hospital receives corneal topography equipment

Rotary Club of Madras Fort, Rotary Club of Singapore and The Rotary Foundation have donated an operating microscope and an equipment for...»

Why our roads fail to withstand rain

The northeast monsoon, a boon for the city, continues to be a bane for city roads. Following the recent rain, several roads, particularl...»

Illumination of streets continues to be poor

As the city remains active well into the night with employees of Information Technology and business process outsourcing (BPO) companies...»

Now it is a new-look Marina

The newly-renovated Marina with its lush green grass and granite benches looks inviting. The Chennai Corporation is just about completin...»

Officials respond to residents’ complaints

The R.A. Puram Residents’ Association met at Mahalakshmi Hall, Park View Road, on August 12 to discuss about the civic problems. Residen...»

Interior roads to be repaired

The Chennai Corporation will commence re-laying work on 204 km of interior roads on September 1. Re-laying of over 450 damaged roads will...»

Contractors to blame for delay, says mayor

Construction of stormwater drains not completed on time for a number of reasons »

New micro plan for garbage clearance in north Chennai

The Chennai Corporation will prepare a modified micro plan of action for improving garbage clearance in old city limits of North Chennai...»

Menace of plastic waste

Most of the liquor bars burn their piles of plastic waste during night. »

Going back to clean, healthy source

India for Safe Food and Safe Food Alliance have been setting up organic food melas in various cities. »

TB patients are prone to diabetes, says study

TB patients can undergo a free test for diabetes here. »

Workshop on women, yoga, cancer

The Department of Human Science, Anna Adarsh College for Women, Anna Nagar, conducted Mrs. Sri Lakshmi Endowment Workshop on ‘Women, Yoga...»

Residents irked by change in Rangarajapuram subway plan

Residents of Kodambakkam and Mambalam to go on a token fast on August 19. »

Organic food mela

Safe Food Alliance in collaboration with Kodambakkam Exnora Women’s Guild and Anna Park Walkers Exnora will organise a ‘Safe Food Mela’...»

Yoga classes

A 10-day Atma Gnana Yoga comprising Pranayama, food habits, Art of Living and meditation will be conducted by Lakshmi Mony at W746, ‘D’...»

Crossing South Boag Road is perilous these days

Residents are totally at the mercy of vehicle drivers. »

Road work irks residents, commuters

Sewage bailed out from a manhole in Periyar Nagar was poured on the partly-laid road »

Free dental check up

Wave Orthodontic Speciality Clinic, along with Kodambakkam Exnora Women’s Guild, Anna Park Walkers’ Exnora and Shakthi Nagar Civic Exnor...»

Free yoga classes

Satyananda Yoga Centre will organise a three-week free yoga classes, starting from August 5 at Bala Vidya Higher Secondary School, No. 3...»

Free diabetes camp today

Agata Diabetes Centre and New Boag Road Civic Exnora is conducting a free medical camp at No. 79, New Boag Road,T. Nagar today (August...»

Village panchayats to get new roads

Bhoomi pooja for laying new roads was performed last weekend in Kovilambakkam and Nanmangalam village panchayats. A sum of Rs. 53 lakhs...»

Bus terminus to get a new look

Much to the delight of Mugaapair West residents, the work on the old bus terminus has begin, with foundation stone being laid for the co...»

New DCP for Triplicane

P. Saravanan has taken over as the new Deputy Commissioner of Police Triplicane. He succeeds S. Baskar, who has joined as DC, Headquarte...»

Alleviation of pain as motto

RMD Trust provides free hospice care and home care for bed-ridden patients »

Meet at Kodambakkam today

Kodambakkam Residents Welfare Exnora is organising a meet today at 10 a.m. in which the discussion on ‘Better usage of subway beneath Ra...»

Work begins but problems not addressed

Residents want storm water drains to be expanded and MGR canal desilted. »

Ayurveda camp

Jeeva Park Walkers' Association and T. Nagar Exnora Women's Club, in association with Aushadham Ayurvedic Clinic, is conducting a free A...»

Free diabetes camp today

Under the auspices of New Dawn Global Progress Trust, team of doctors lead by Prof. K. Nandakumar (Consultant Diabetologist) will be pro...»

10-day Atma Gnana Yoga classes

A 10-day Atma Gnana Yoga comprising Pranayama, food habits, Art of Living and meditation will be conducted by Lakshmi Mony at W746, ‘D’...»

Has Chennai taken the bite out of the mosquito?

Going by the official claim, intensive fogging and spraying operations by the Chennai Corporation have reduced the mosquito density in the c »

Survey of child labourers in Chennai planned

The Chennai Corporation will soon conduct a survey to determine the number of child labourers and out-of-school children in all 10 zones...»

Thiruvanmiyur flyover project delayed

Huge cost of land acquisition is the main reason; residents fear project will be put on hold »

Bids called for parking lot yet again

The Chennai Corporation has for the third time invited bids for the construction and operation of a multi-level parking facility for cars...»

Corporation to intensify mass cleaning programme

The Chennai Corporation will intensify a mass cleaning programme in various localities to tackle the problem of diarrhoeal cases in the...»

It’s official: 3 cases of cholera, says civic body

Chennai Corporation has confirmed that three persons admitted to the Communicable Diseases Hospital (CDH) have cholera. According to the...»

City lacking in a sense of urgency?

The Corporation has announced that it will install 5,000 modern toilets made of high-density polyethylene or polycarbonate sheet cubicles me »

Animal birth control in city gets a fillip

The Chennai Corporation is likely to permit yet another NGO, International Trust of Peace, to take part in the animal birth control prog...»

Mayor says no cholera deaths in city this year

Responding to media reports on Wednesday on the number of cholera deaths in Chennai, Mayor Saidai S. Duraisamy clarified that the data a...»

Conservancy operations to go private in all zones of Chennai

The Chennai Corporation Council on Wednesday approved the proposal for gradual privatisation of conservancy operations in all zones of t...»

Multi-level parking lots at major roads in Chennai soon

The Chennai Corporation will rope in private agencies to create multi-level parking lots in all major roads in the city. The civic body...»

As diarrhoea rages, public anger boils over

A group of residents, along with activists of a few organisations, staged a demonstration on the premises of Ripon Buildings on Friday d...»

Cholera scare spreads to north Chennai

13 persons admitted to CDH with symptoms of vomiting, diarrhoea; 47 others being treated »

Overflowing sewage remains a perennial problem

Overflowing sewage and contamination of drinking water is posing a health hazard to residents of Srinivasa Iyengar Second Street, West M...»

Maintenance in full swing

In some cases, tenders have been called for and for the rest, work would begin shortly. »

Looking for an effective dust buster

Residents of Nungambakkam want immediate solution to garbage issue in the areas. Complaints to authorities on the garbage problem have not b »

Towards a green environment

On the occasion of the World Environment Day (June 5), hotel The Leela Palace Chennai, took the initiative to beautify the area of MRC N...»

Showroom for diabetic and corrective footwear

Health Zone, a shop exclusively for diabetic and corrective footwear, was recently inaugurated at Ambattur OT. Health Zone showca...»

Padi flyover plunged into darkness

Lack of illumination and badly maintained grade separator poses a constant threat to motorists after sunset »

New signboards, a welcome move: motorists

In a move to assist the road users, new road sign and direction boards have been installed recently »

Vendors take over entire street

With the entire stretch full of dilapidated, unkempt houses and gardens filled with snakes and mongoose, the junction of D’Monte Colony and »

Irked residents resort to protest

The project cost of underground drainage work did not cover road restoration work »

Dream Runners’ Chennai Mini Marathon held

Over 500 participants ran the Dream Runners’ Chennai Mini Marathon 2012 on July 15. Flagged off by R. Natraj, Chairman, Tamil Nadu Publ...»

Solution to good health

Vadapalani Exnora Womens Guild and Kidzee-Vadapalani jointly organises a special programme on solution to good health through traditiona...»

Waste disposal goes haywire

Overflowing garbage bins with debris and trash strewn all over the streets and pavements seem to be a rule rather that exception these d...»

Small but key road cries for attention

After the traffic diversion near Thirumangalam, vehicles go via the inner streets of Anna Nagar »

Hospital sets fire to its waste, dry vegetation

Residents wondered if setting fire on waste was the right method of disposing »

Free eye camp today

Balakrishna Eye Hospital, Aranganathan Subway, Saidapet, and Jana Seva Trust are jointly conducting a free eye camp, followed by an inte...»

Creating awareness on environment, society

In an effort to create awareness on issues related to the environment and society, Youth ExNoRa International has joined hands with stud...»

Medical camp

A health check-up camp, conducted by Durgabai Deshmukh General Hospital and Research Centre of Andhra Mahila Sabha, is on for those who a...»

Will Ambattur civil supplies office get its due?

The Ambattur Civil Supplies Assistant Commissioner’s office, which has been functioning in a dingy building on Old MTH Road is likely to be »

Plastic waste chokes storm water drains

But for a handful of rural local bodies, source segregation as a concept was yet to start in most of the municipalities, town panchayats and »

Vacant land, a nuisance to the neighbours

An empty plot in the heart of the city is very hard to find these days. But the one at Tambaiah Reddy Extension is an eyesore and a cons...»

On restoring water bodies

As many as 70 teachers from 45 schools took part in a one-day programme on preservation of bio-diversity and water body restoration, org...»

Parking of MTC buses at terminus resumes

After more than five years, buses of the Metropolitan Transport Corporation have started using the Anna Bus Terminus facility along Grand So »

Waterbody at Padur rejuvenated

Celebrating the World Environment Day on June 5, Akshaya, real estate company, along with Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI), an...»

Residents protest over fuel price hike

Demanding roll-back of steep hike in petrol price, various residents' welfare associations in and around Nanganallur, Citizens Forum, Ma...»

Spreading awareness about multiple sclerosis

Topics such as problems faced by multiple sclerosis patients and their families, socio economic impact, research, and treatment were discuss »

Unauthorised shops removed from Koyambedu market

Consumers complaining about the congesting environment in the Koyambedu market complex may have better shopping experience soon. The Mark...»

‘Clean India' campaign organised

Students of Hospitality and Hotel Administration, SRM Institute of Hotel Administration, took part in ‘Clean India' campaign launched by...»

Garbage burning continues

The problem is rampant on Padi Kuppam Road, East Main Road and Valayapathi Road which comes under Ambattur Zone »

Storm water drains, source of pollution

There seems to be no end to the menace of storm water drains discharging sewage and liquid waste into water bodies and other open places...»

Integrated road work begins

Beneficiaries are the newly added zones of Manali, Ambattur and Valasaravakkam »

Tiruvottiyur residents seethe as yet another retender fizzles out

The development of civic amenities in Tiruvottiyur continues to be a challenge even after it has become part of the Chennai Corporation. »

Private players may partner Chennai Schools

The civic body has suggested a model of skill development for students of Chennai Schools under the partnership »

16 shops removed to make way for road widening

The Highways Department is in the process of completing construction of the Rs.13.06-crore three-lane bridge as part of making the facility »

Relook mode of tax collection

CIVIC SENSE In a meeting on Monday, senior officials of the Corporation of Chennai called for a renewed drive to collect as much as R »

1,084 stretches to get concrete cover

The alternative technology is set to enhance the life of roads up to 30 years and is also more cost-effective »

Encroachments removed on Choolaimedu High Road

The Chennai Corporation on Thursday removed encroachments from the highly congested Choolaimedu High Road, which sees an enormous volume...»

Corporation mounts vigil at Perungudi dumpyard

Every development in Perungudi and Kodungaiyur dumpyards will be monitored live by officials at Ripon Buildings. The Chennai Corporation...»

Chennai to get 5,000 new toilets soon

The Chennai Corporation will install a total of 5,000 newly designed toilets in its 15 zones. The toilets will be constructed under publ...»

Civic body to act against illegal shops on Marina

As vendors on the Marina beach have failed to remove the unauthorised structures by the deadline of Thursday, announced by the Chennai C...»

HC gives orders to pull down building

The Madras High Court directed Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority and the Corporation to demolish an unauthorised building on Mo...»

Ramky refuses to toe Corporation line on operations

Agency’s plan includes detailed course of action at the street level for disposal of waste »

Chennai Corporation to tap solar energy

The Chennai Corporation will harness solar energy for its new buildings and those structures that are due for renovation. »

CII launches Green Brigade Campaign

Students of various city colleges will now don the role of green ambassadors and drive home the message of environment conservation in t...»

Marina gets a face-lift

Come next month, the famous Marina Beach here, one of the longest beaches in the world, will sport a fresh look thanks to a Rs 17 cro...»

Voice response system for property tax

An interactive voice response system (IVRS) to property tax will be launched shortly by the Chennai Corporation. The system...»

Rains pound Chennai streets; many areas waterlogged

Incessant rains have battered roads in several areas in the city. In spite of brief spells of respite on Monday, stagnation and waterlog...»

Much misused bus terminus

Construction material is heaped and vagabonds laze around. »

Micro plan for conservancy to be amended in privatised zones

The micro plan for conservancy operations in 88 sq km of three privatised zones in the city is all set to change shortly. The micro plan...»

Eviction drive sends families to the streets in Indira Nagar

Alternative housing for them will be ready only in 2 months »

Global standards soon for 30 bus routes

Many key stretches of the city willbe upgraded with superior pedestrian facilities »

Stations not equipped for disabled, senior citizens, commuters say

There was overwhelming response from suburban electric train commuters to a survey conducted by representatives of civic groups on Tuesda...»

Scramble to mend speed breakers after death of minister’s son

Chennai Corporation on Tuesday rushed to regulate badly designed speed breakers, after the son of State Cooperation Minister Sellur K. R...»

Residents of Gandhi Road call for attention

Distressed by erratic Metro Water supply, residents demand immediate solution to the problem. »

Residents and officials come together

Officials of Metro Water, Ramky, police and Corporation lent an ear to the woes of the residents. »

School zone road in sad state

With no proper bitumen- surfaced road in place, people are put to a lot of difficulties. »

Police address residents' problems

Residents can send SMS to register complaint or report issue on 95000 99100. »

Prioritising ‘Family building’ in modern society

The challenge in treating childless couples and helping them to beget a child is what drives this doctor. »

‘Awareness about diabetes needed’

Chennai: “Lack of exercise, consumption of fast-food, obesity and sedentary lifestyle can lead to diabetes,” said V. Shantha, Chairperso...»

Solution to good health

T. Nagar Jagadeeswaran Street Civic Exnora will be organising a seminar on solution to good health through our traditional Ayurvedic tre...»

Cleaning of SWD, need of the hour

Miscreants break open storm water drains near Welcome Colony and TNHB Office to dispose food waste »

Organic food festival

An Organic Food Mela, organised by Safe Food Alliance, will be held at Semmozhi Poonga, Cathedral Road, on June 24 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m....»

Free lec-dem

Patanjali Yoga and Healing Center, Adyar, will be organising a free lecture-cum-demonstration on the fast-acting and easy-to-practice en...»

Dak Adalat grievance meeting

A ‘Dak Adalat’ meeting to redress the grievances related to postal services in Tambaram Division will be held at the Office of the Senio...»

Training session on ‘Isha Kriya’

Isha Foundation has recently launched a one-hour long free training programme called Isha Kriya. Envisioned and created by Sadhguru Jagg...»

Alumni's gesture to Nidhi School

A rest room for girl students and women teachers and non-teaching staff built by former students of AJS Nidhi Higher Secondary School, A...»

Clean-up drive

The Environmentalist Foundation of India organised a Lake Clean up and restoration project at Valasaravakam recently in association with...»

Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday: Sardar Jung Garden: Soorappan Street. Maduravoyal North: MMDA 1st t... »




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