NT Bureau

More MPs, leaders to leave TTV faction

Chennai: With the Two Leaves symbol now in possession of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam led AIADMK, more members from the expelled leader TTV Dhinakaran’s side are expected to shift bases. In a sudden shift of event last evening, three MPs A Navaneethakrishnan, Vijila Satyanand and N Gokulakrishnan (Puducherry) who were supporting Dhinakaran shifted lollaties to the Palaniswami’s team. Party sources said that this

Childhood in danger

This year, like never before, we have witnessed the vanishing sanctity of schools as safe havens for children to grow. Besides schools, the increasing importance of parenting and guiding children through today’s world of rampant social media use has been greatly enhanced. After the Blue Whale scare, where children were driven to commit suicide following the guidelines of an ominous internet game, we saw the brutal murder of young Pradhyumn,

Garbage near transformer worries Chennaiites

Chennai: At some portions of Periyar Paathai at Kodambakkam in the city, people throw garbage in a rush. One such ‘dumpyard’ is near an electric transformer. “‘I make sure that I put in the waste in the bin so that when the Corporation workers come, they would not miss my garbage bags. But there are some who just throw the waste. They do not have the patience to put it

Broken manhole lids in Chennai to be repaired

Chennai: Commuting on Bajanai Koil Street at Kodambakkam in the city is a herculean task and residents will tell you why. “Basically, there is more vehicular movement on this road and during morning hours, it will be total chaos with motorists and school vans causing traffic block,”’ says Ayshwarya Ramesh, an office-goer. The stretch is close to Arcot Road in the locality often faces traffic hassles during peak hours, both

Increase of dust on Chennai roads irk commuters

Chennai: There have been quite a few civic issues at Bazullah flyover at Kodambakkam in the city that include many commuters using the wrong route despite sign boards and officials warning against it. Adding chagrin to this, is the alarming rise of dust that is seen while commuting on the stretch. The bridge connects Kodambakkam to North Usman Road and has two outlets. In one route, motorists can enter from