Archive for the Corona Virus News Category

April 6, 2020

Banks issue Rs 500 to women account holders of Jan Dhan Yojana

Banks issue Rs 500 to women account holders of Jan Dhan Yojana

Nationalised banks in the neighbourhood are issuing Rs.500 to women account holders of Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY). The amount is credited to Jan Dhan accounts of underprivileged women as a part of the central government’s relief package in view of […]

April 6, 2020

Local association distributes provisions, masks to visually challenged persons

All India Blind Progressive Association, which has its registered office at R. A. Puram, recently distributed provisions and face masks to 150 visually challenged people at different locations in the city. According to a note by the state president of […]

April 6, 2020

HR&CE directs temples to perform homams

A couple of days ago, HR&CE directed temples to perform homams. While Shaivaite temples have been asked to perform the Mritunjaya homam, Vaishnavite temples have been directed to perform the Dhavanatri homam. When asked about the same, the chief priest […]

April 5, 2020

Residents of Rani Meyammai Towers at MRC Nagar light lamps on balconies and front porches

Residents of Rani Meyammai Towers at MRC Nagar light lamps on balconies and front porches

In accordance with the prime minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to residents to light lamps and express solidarity with the fight against the coronavirus, the residents of Rani Meyammai Towers at MRC Nagar got together to switch off the lights at […]

April 5, 2020

Gomathi Mess now offers lunch takeaway but only from 7 to 9 am.

Gomathi Mess of Mylapore will start offering foodstuff to go with your lunch, only as takeaways from April 6, Monday. Kamesh B. says that the Mess will offer sambhar, rasam, kootu and curry. This menu changes a bit daily. The […]

April 5, 2020

Chennai Corporation offers counselling for people in distress

Chennai Corporation is offering counselling services to people who might feel anxious or stressful in this lockdown period. Says a Corporation worker, ” Professional counsellors will offer counselling in Tamizh, English and Hindi.” People who may need this service may […]

April 5, 2020

Tailor Ponnuswamy walks from Virugambakkam to CIT Colony daily: to run his streetside tailoring unit

Tailor Ponnuswamy walks from Virugambakkam to CIT Colony daily: to run his streetside tailoring unit

Despite lockdown, Ponnuswamy, the well-known tailor of C.I.T colony continues to provide tailoring services to the community here. With no transportation facilities available, the 72-year-old now walks all the way from his house in Virugambakkam and comes to Mylapore for […]

April 5, 2020

Civic officials seal Mylapore store; these cannot be opened for three months. Meat shops inspection is on.

Civic officials began to crack down on stores which did not follow the lockdown regulations and issued stern orders saying sealed stores will not be let to open  for three months. This morning, a store on R. K. Mutt Road […]

April 5, 2020

Chennai Corporation to allocate school buildings to shelter homeless people

Chennai Corporation has planned to allocate school buildings to serve as temporary shelters for homeless persons. This is being carried out to avoid congestion at its community halls that currently shelters them. Once the temporary shelters are allocated, the civic body […]

April 5, 2020

Lockdown leads to cancellation of ‘mikeless’ music kutcheri concert in Nageswara Rao Park

It is just past 7 a.m. on a Sunday, the morning of the first Sunday of the month when the Chess Square at the Nageswara Rao Park in Luz has for the last 13 years been bustling with musical activity. Sipping […]

April 5, 2020

Archbishop celebrates Palm Sunday Mass at heritage church in Luz

Archbishop celebrates Palm Sunday Mass at heritage church in Luz

Archbishop of Madras Mylapore diocese, Rev. George Antonysamy celebrated the Palm Sunday Mass at the heritage Our Lady of Light Church in Luz on Sunday morning. Alongside were his brother priests including parish priest Rev. Fr. Peter Thumma. Palm Sunday […]

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