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Chennai tops state in rainfall, level of groundwater up

Chennai on Thursday received the highest rainfall among the 32 districts in the state. The 20% excess rain since June has helped improve groundwater levels, said hydro-geologist J Saravanan of Rain Centre. The groundwater in K.K. Nagar has risen by one metre, said Saravanan. Since June, the city (Nungambakkam weather station) has recorded 30cm of rain, 5cm above normal. Meenambakkam, in ... Read More »

Will cancel permits of buses found fleecing: Chennai Transport minister

Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday sought to rein in avaricious omnibus operators by warning them of stringent action, including cancellation of permits, as they are making a killing by selling tickets for the long weekend at abnormally high rates. Commuters allege fancy fares collected by omni bus operators range from 950 per seat to 2,000 for a trip from Chennai ... Read More »

Chennai Open to move out of Chennai after 21 years

The Aircel Chennai Open which began in 1997 is all set to move out of Chennai. The matches which saw the participation of top tennis stars like Nadal, Wawrinka is not in a position to meet the “commercial demands” of IMG, the main organisers of the event. Chennai Open is the only ATP level tennis tournament with points that is ... Read More »

Police launch twitter handle for traffic updates

Chennai traffic police launched twitter handle for traffic updates on June 11.  The handle has already attracted 657 followers, with the tech team uploading at least 25 screen shots of the congested spots in the city. A police officer said  “A dark red line running through the signal shows the most congested spots, the orange line a little less congestion, blue and ... Read More »

Rain cools Chennai, showers to continue

Chennai received 2cm of rainfall from midnight on Tuesday till Wednesday morning.  Weathermen said the city might experience thundershowers in the afternoon and in the evening.  They said there might be rain on Thursday too. Due to rainfall temperature fell below 25 degree celsius  . Around Tuesday midnight the wind speed gusted up to nearly 20kmph. The maximum temperature at Meenambakkam ... Read More »

Fire At Chennai’s Income Tax Office, Files Burnt Partially

A fire broke out in one of the rooms of the Income Tax office in chennai today, partially gutting some files and documents. There was no casualty in the fire in the fourth floor office room and it was put out soon, said a Fire and rescue service official. He said that some files and documents were partially damaged. Sparks from an ... Read More »

Chennai Turns Dry As Tamil Nadu Faces Worst Drought In 140 Years

Chennai is facing acute crisis of drinking water as all four lakes around the city have dried up. Tamilnadu is witnessing the worst drought in 140 years and require 830 million litres of water a day. There is no daily supply of water as the four main reservoirs ie, Poondi, Redhills, Cholavaram and Chembarambakkam. In many years, pipe water is ... Read More »

Chennai bus conductor plants 38,000 trees

A bus conductor from the city,who has planted more than 38,000 trees.  Yoganathan has been working for the Tamilnadu State Road Transport Corporation for the past 18years. He has found mention in the CBSE Class V GK textbook as a green crusader. “He is a bus conductor from Tamil Nadu, who has single-handedly planted more than 38,000 trees in 28 ... Read More »

DRI intercepts 6.14kg of Gold near Chennai

In a major catch in the recent days, The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence(DRI) on Wednesday who has conducted a surprise raid has recovered 6.14 kgs of gold. The estimated worth in the market is Rs 1.79 crore. The DRI officials has detained two persons connected with this. The gold was found near Chennai when the two suspects have boarded a train ... Read More »

Joshna Chinappa wins Asian Squad Championships

Asian Squad Championships 2017 saw Joshna Chinappa emerging triumphant over her Indian counterpart Dipika Pallikal Dinesh. This is the biggest title that was won by Joshna in her career. She emerged better off Dipika in 1 our and 18 minutes by defeating her with a score of 13-15, 12-10, 11-13, 11-4, 11-4 which saw equal chances for the first three sets ... Read More »

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