Sunday, 4 December, 2022

Topic: Chennai

‘Crucial’ to TN’s $1 tn dream, why airport project has had villagers protesting for 100 days

Tamil Nadu govt views 4,791-acre ‘greenfield’ airport project as ‘crucial infra’, but villagers who may be displaced won’t hear of it and ecologists warn of flooding risk.

Chennai transgender groups are living their Bharatnatyam dream—for respect, dignity, livelihood

Students of Sathya Sai Dance Academy are Tamil Nadu’s first transgender auto driver, talk show host, physiotherapist and many others.

Ghost of floods past: 130 km drains ready, Chennai’s bracing for NE monsoon on a war footing

Entire stretches of road dug up, causing traffic snarls as Chennai races against time to fix up stormwater drains and carry out desilting work to reduce inundation or 'pain' points.

‘Tamil language is eternal,’ says PM Modi in Chennai to launch key projects

Modi also quoted a popular verse by nationalist poet Subramania Bharathi in praise of the Tamil language & said people from Tamil Nadu were excelling in every field.

Anthrax detected in deer carcass found on campus — IIT-Madras on alert, to start vaccinations soon

At least 4 deer have died on campus since Wednesday, samples from 3 were inconclusive. A team is observing the wildlife for symptoms of the disease, which can spread to humans.

Uma Anandan — lone BJP winner in Chennai municipal polls is ‘supporter’ of Godse & caste

BJP fielded 5,480 candidates across 12,838 seats in the Tamil Nadu urban local body polls. In the Chennai Corporation area, DMK won 153 out of 200 wards.

Local body election underway in Tamil Nadu — Chennai votes after a hiatus of 11 years

There are 57,778 candidates contesting for 12,607 posts. A total of 31,150 polling booths are there and nearly lakh police personnel have been deployed for security.

Chennai is home to India’s worst cyclones, floods. But it has learnt nothing from the past

'Smart city' Chennai attracted newcomers with good jobs and housing. But its disaster response hasn't changed in years.

2,247 endangered Indian star tortoises seized at Chennai airport as smuggling bid is foiled

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and airport customs authorities say the seized tortoises have been handed over to the Tamil Nadu Forest Department for rehabilitation.

Not blindly praying in Sanskrit anymore, Tamil Nadu devotees on Stalin’s temple reform

The newly-elected DMK government has given devotees of 47 state temples the option to offer prayers in Tamil. Many say will understand meaning now, some aren’t so happy.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.