November 10, 2017

Experts discuss to make Chennai a global city

Chennai: Around 70 eminent personalities including senior bureaucrats representing the State and Central governments, high profile businessmen and academicians met here on Thursday to discuss various themes surrounding the topic ‘Chennai as a Global City’. The Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) organised the meeting. Speaking at the event, MCCI president Ram Venkataramani said, “A steering committee has been formed by MCCI

Chennai tops list in road mishaps

Chennai has recorded the highest number of road accidents and mortality rate during 2016, says the data released by The Indian Road Transport Department recently. Chennai topped the city-wise list with 7,486 accidents followed by Delhi 7,375 during the period. As far the State-wise statistics is concerned, Uttar Pradesh tops with 12.8 per cent accidents followed by Tamilnadu which has 11.4 per cent. In Tamilnadu, alone 17,218 deaths took place

I-T officials have tough time during Chennai raids

Chennai: Conducting simultaneous raids at 187 places, said to be the biggest such operation so far, is no cakewalk for Income-Tax officials, with “parties refusing to co-operate” with them. “Most of the parties were totally non-cooperative. Our group was treated badly at a particular location, they tried to scare us with ferocious dogs. We eventually had to seek the help of the police,’ said a highly placed source in the

I-T raids against Sasikala family/friends continue

Chennai: The Income-Tax raids which began yesterday at places connected to sidelined AIADMK leaders V K Sasikala and T T V Dhinakaran across the State, continued today. Sources revealed that the inspection was over in 40 places and is continuing in 147 locations with more than 355 people under the scanner. “Close to 317 bank accounts of Sasikala’s friends and relatives are being checked,” sources added. Highly-placed sources say that

10.99 tonnes non-biodegradable waste collected

Chennai: Juggling between multiple works during the northeast monsoon, the conservancy workers are dedicated in their work when it comes to source segregation. On Wednesday, 10.99 tonnes of non-biodegradable waste was collected from households in Kodambakkam zone in the city. A total of 180 tonnes of non-biodegradable waste was collected from 15 zones in the city. Of them, Manali zone topped the list with 40.15 tonnes and Royapuram zone, 1.35