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
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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
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’.
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
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
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
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
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: 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
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.
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