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September 21, 2017

Security readiness drill on Marina

Security readiness drill on Marina

The shore of the Marina along the Nochikuppam and Srinivasapuram belt was the scene of a mock security-check operation called ‘Sagar Kavach’ on Wednesday morning. State and city police, Coast Guard and others were engaged in a mockup operation that […]

September 20, 2017

Mada streets at festival time; contrasts

Streets of contrast – is what the mada streets around Sri Kapali Temple are at this time of the year when the festival season is on. While North Mada Street is choc-a-bloc with hawkers of kolu dolls and knick-knacks, spilling […]

September 17, 2017

Police sweat it out to maintain order on busy North Mada Street, market for kolu dolls

North Mada Street is chaotic and maddening this weekend as shoppers descend here to shop for kolu dolls from hawkers who have set up stalls from one the Indian bank end to the Mangollai end. Local police work over time; […]

September 2, 2017

Dividers erected near Sri Kapali Temple to restrict vehicles movement

Dividers erected near Sri Kapali Temple to restrict vehicles movement

Access to Ponnambala Vadyar Street, the street that links the mada streets to the eastern gate of Sri Kapali Temple has been curtailed for vehicles. A private NGO called Mylapore Residents Welfare Association claims it has got permission to erect […]

September 2, 2017

Big rush at local RTO to get driving license

Close to 200 people crowded at the office of the Regional Transport Commissioner off St Mary’s Road to get original driving licenses on Friday. With the computer servers ‘dead’ for close to 48 hours, little work could be carried out […]

August 31, 2017

Sri Vinayaka processions; keep off San Thome High Road and its environs from 2 p.m. onwards today

Avoid San Thome High Road and its environs from 2 p.m. today. For, the second round of processions that transport the images of Sri Vinayaka to be immersed in the sea will take place from 2 p. m. to late […]

August 29, 2017

Nocchikuppam residents stage protest to get Corporation staff to clear wild vegetation on Marina

Residents of Nocchikuppam had to resort to an agitation to get the Chennai Corporation staff of the area to clear the vegetation on the sands of the Marina which they say is cause for some civic problems. Residents said that […]

August 21, 2017

MLA plans to spend funds allotted to him to create soak pits to draw in stagnant water during rains

Mylapore’s MLA R. Nataraj has made public a plan he has for this area which he must fund with the funds allotted to every MLA.┬áTo spend about one crore rupees on water conservation projects. Nataraj made this announcement at a […]

August 17, 2017

V. C. Garden Street residents stage road roko to highlight civic problems

V. C. Garden Street residents stage road roko to highlight civic problems

Fed up with promises, meetings and petitions residents of the V C Garden Street zone in Mandaveli where streets have been dug up and left unattended for months on end for a major Metrowater project, took to the streets this […]

August 14, 2017

Independence Day; traffic advisory for those who may use Marina beach road early

If you are travelling to the north side of the city along the Marina beach road on August 15 morning it is advisable to avoid this road and take the central city roads. This is because the flag hoisting event […]

August 9, 2017

V. C. Garden Street mess: contractor asked to clear street of mud but work has not begun yet

V. C. Garden Street mess: contractor asked to clear street of mud but work has not begun yet

Civic agencies Metrowater and Chennai Corporation held a meeting with residents in the V C Garden Street area on Sunday to brief them on the ongoing pipe laying work in that area and to listen to their grievances. Many residents […]

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