Praveen Kumar S

Bad roads lead to lack of bus services in Chennai

Chennai: The significance of Manapakkam Main Road, near Porur, is well-known to residents as it connects places like Kolapakkam, Gerugambakkam, Madanandapuram, Mugalivakkam and Pozhichalur with Manapakkam. Recently, the Metrowater department laid new pipes on one side of the road and constructed SWDs on the other side. This led to the road being turned into a battered and unmotorable stretch. Although sources say that the CMWSSB had paid the required penalty

Get fresh fish only at Porur Sunday sandhai

Chennai: Porur located in the city is a fast-growing residential hub lacks a fish market. However, there is a one Sunday market that acts as solace to people who are not quite convinced with eating greens as their only source of food. The market operates near Porur lake in the locality and crops up on the first day of every week. Situated opposite to Porur lake at the Mount Poonamallee

Madras Regiment led to birth of Indian Army

Chennai: “The Battle of Colachel, which started on 10 August 1741 was the only battle in native history to see the native battalion defeat foreign troops. Marthandavarma’s army from Coimbatore fended off Tipu Sultan’s army and became the oldest surviving military unit of India, the ninth battalion,” said retired army officer and writer, Captain D P Ramachandran. He added that the war cry for the Madras Regiment is ‘Adi, Kollu’.

Tomato sells at Rs 100 per kg in Chennai markets

Chennai: It is uncommon to see an Indian kitchen devoid of onions and tomatoes in its pantry. While the debate on whether tomato is a fruit or vegetable might still be on, the fact is tomatoes have got dearer to the average salaried family. Tomato prices have hit the Rs 100 mark in the city while it costs Rs 70-80 at the wholesalers’ at the Koyambedu market. The reason for

City gets water from Porur lake

Chennai, July 11: Minister for Municipal Administration, Rural Development and Implementation of Special Programme, S P Velumani, today inaugurated the Porur lake water project that will provide 4 million litres of water every day to Chennaiites. “Porur lake will be changed from a temporary water source to a permanent water source soon. This project will provide necessary water to areas like Valasaravakkam, K K Nagar and Alandur. The purifiers for

Long wait for flyover is over now in Porur

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will open the Porur flyover tomorrow, nearly seven years after it was planned. The flyover has cost the State Highways Department Rs 54 crore and runs to a length of 505 m and is 17.2 m wide. The structure is receiving finishing touches and will be inspected for safety before it finally gets the nod to be opened to the public. The flyover has

Experience shows how capable BMWs are

After a two-hour wait that was accompanied by my constant squabble with the PR guy, I finally had a go at the BMW xDrive experience that was held in the city on Saturday. It was an attempt by BMW to show off what exactly their vehicles are capable of, in case you find yourself in a lake somehow. After a boring safety briefing, that was very long, we were allowed

TN political situation blamed for fire

Chennai: Chennai Silks building is the talk of the hour in the city as the government is undertaking the demolition work  after  a  ghastly  fire mishap. This  morning,  media  reports  surfaced  stating  the  owners  of  the  textile  firm  would  construct  a  new  structure  in  the  same  place  after  getting necessary approvals at the earliest. However,  when  News  Today  contacted  a  spokesperson  from  the  textile company, he said they are yet

Chennai suburb residents worry over garbage disposal

Chennai: At the junction of Alapakkam Main Road and Meto Nagar second avenue near Arcot Road, Porur in the city suburb, residents have been putting up with garbage woes for months now. A well-developed residential area is now stinking because of this menace, say residents. The road, which is 40 ft wide, is covered with garbage for 15 ft at all times residents say. Palani, a resident, said, ‘”People throw

Bus shelter in Chennai suburb built by residents now shattered

Chennai: Three weeks ago, Porur Talk (issue dated 15- 21 March) had mentioned that residents of Iyyappanthangal in the city outskirts were constructing a bus shelter at VGN Nagar bus stop in the locality. The facility was opened on 27 April after grand celebrations. Residents gave buttermilk to commuters and shared their joy with them. But it was shortlived as the shelter was brought down by anti-social elements after dark.

Offbeat medley – News Today goes freewheeling

This is not your regular news. News Today correspondents give you experiences of life that you won’t find in the regular news reports. BOOZE, SNOOZE This  scribe  was  at  Palavanthangal  Police  Station  to  meet  the  inspector  a  few  days ago. As he was waiting, he saw a couple of policemen enter  with  a  middle-aged  man dressed in formals. The man  was  in  possession  of few alcohol bottles and was brought