Irregular traffic signal in Chennai area worry many

Chennai: The purpose of a traffic signal is lost at College Road, Nungambakkam, in the city, where commuters do not pay heed to the same and drive as per their whims. The said issue concerns a signal that is placed near a private eye hospital, where vehicles speed past the red light, making it difficult for pedestrians to cross the road. Adding to the chaos here is the bus stop

Illegal parking of vehicles worry residents

Chennai: While pavements in other parts of the city are used for pedestrians to walk, the ones in Nungambakkam in the city are primarily being used to park vehicles. For instance, the walkways at Nungambakkam High Road, Haddows Road and other nearby roads in the locality are completely encroached, where one can see two-wheelers being parked. Also, in certain places, the tiles on the pavements are either broken or are

Youngsters in Chennai win karate championship

Chennai: Five students at Chrompet in city suburb bagged a total of seven gold medals at a Karate championship held at Gujarat last month. The tournament titled -All Style Asia Cup Open Karate Championship, saw students S Aravind, B Rajkumar, R Rathish, J Pranav and M Manoranjan, winning big. Sources said, while Aravind had won two gold, Rajkumar had won one gold and silver, Rathish took home one gold and

Urbanisation threatens lake in suburban area

Chennai: The Pallavaram-Thoraipakkam Link Road, in the city suburb, connecting to the IT corridor, is seen as a boon to software professionals residing in the locality. But the rapid development that is being witnessed along the stretch, is also considered to be a threat to the area’s ecological balance. It may be noted that the Putheri canal, that is the outlet of the lake here, runs parallel to the Link

Resident in Chennai suburb releases second book

Chennai: A writer and longtime resident of Pammal, in the city suburb, C Veeraraghu, has come out with his second novel, ‘’Vazhkai’’. The book was recently launched by the Director of Geology of Mining, R Srinivasan, and received by retired judge P Shanmugam at Anna Centenary library in Kotturpuram. Speaking to News Today, Veeraraghu, a retired Joint Director and Board of Director of Tamilnadu Magnesite Limited, said, “‘I have stressed

Ashok Leyland partners with Phinergy

Chennai: Ashok Leyland took next step to secure long-term arrangements for its EV commercial vehicles by signing a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Phinergy of Israel. A press note said Ashok Leyland and Phinergy will work towards the adaptation of unique, competitive, and sustainable solutions for high-energy applications in the commercial vehicles space. Phinergy of Israel has developed technology solutions for use of aluminium air batteries for EV and other

'The Fractals' talks about issues brushed under carpet

Chennai: Among some of the books that deal with unspoken issues sensibly, ‘The Fractals’ written by author Shantichitra Kalidas finds its own place. The book talks about most of the untold guilts experienced by human beings that are to be highlighted. News Today met her at the 41st Chennai Book Fair, being conducted by BAPASI at St George’s School, where her book is on sale. In the interview with the

Demonetisation, GST will have positive impact: VP

  Chennai:  Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu has said various decisions of the Central government, including demonetisation and GST, are likely to have a positive impact in the coming years. He made the statement during the fourth and fifth set of Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) Southern Region Export Excellence Awards event held in the city this morning. “I am aware of the initial difficulties that the exporters have been facing

HM, PT master held for boy's death

Chennai: The Physical Education (PT) teacher of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School on M H Road, Perambur, was arrested this morning after protests by students and parents, after a 15-year-old died allegedly because of his punishment. Yesterday, Narendran (15), a class 10 student, died on the spot after PT master Jaisingh subjected him to punishment of duck walking for reporting late to school. This morning, the school issued a suspension

Kamal prefers to start from Kalam

Chennai: Actor Kamal Haasan, who will embark on a State-wide tour in February, today announced that he will begin his political journey from former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s residence in Ramanathapuram district. In his weekly column in Ananda Vikatan, the actor declared his tour will begin from Kalam’s residence as a mark of respect to the vision the missile man had for the country. “He had a vision for

Chennai delimitation exercise progressing

Chennai: Preparation of draft copy of new list of wards for Greater Chennai Corporation after delimitation is said to be progressing rapidly and is expected to be released within this week. Speaking to News Today, a Corporation official said that work is happening as planned and the Municipal Administration officials have been asked to submit their reports to the State Election Commission at the earliest during a recent meeting. An