Saturday, April 20, 2019

Chennai Headlines - 3 Tiger Cubs Go On Display in Vandalur Zoo - Three-Tier Security At Centers Storing EVMs

- Three tiger cubs go on display in Vandalur Zoo - Two black and one white have been released into the enclosure along with their mother Namrutha

- Three-tier security at centers storing EVMs - Cordon will keep out unauthorised persons says Director General of Police DGP-Elections

- Fire at Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute at Kelambakkam in Chennai - Patients were safely evacuated immediately after the fire broke out

- High Court Justice V Parthiban summons ADGP, IG in contempt case - 'Court directive not complied with in a promotion case'

- Fire breaks out at toy-making company at Kamarajapuram, Lake Area on Friday night - Short circuit suspected to be reason

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Chennai Headlines - Kancheepuram Constituency Records Nearly 70% Polling - Barring Boycott By a Village, a Smooth Affair in Tiruvallur

- Lok Sabha 2019 - Chennai's final turnout likely to be lower than 2014 - Polling delayed in many parts due to glitches in EVMs, VVPATs

- Confusion over booth slips leads to many being turned away from polling centers - Many voters say slips did not reach them on time - Some protest against denial of voting rights

- Kancheepuram constituency records nearly 70% polling - DEO creates 24 exclusive polling booths for women

- Barring boycott by a village, a smooth affair in Tiruvallur - The constituency records over 70% polling despite heat

- Disabled Friendly? Physically challenged persons continue to face problems at booths - Issues such as steep or non existing ramps, lack of railings along ramps and unreachable EVMs, VVPATs dog them

For more updates one can read The Hindu, Times of India and other news media

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Chennai Headlines - Fast Local Trains To Begin Plying Again By May-End - Officials Seize Nearly 1,400 kg of Gold

- Officials seize nearly 1,400 kg of Gold - Consignment being transported by Punjab National Bank (PNB) to be handed over to TTD

- Fast local trains to begin plying again by May-end - The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) nod will restart services stopped after accident

- Six crore voters set to exercise franchise in Tamil Nadu - Election commission has made elaborate arrangements for smooth conduct of polls, says CEO

- CCTV cameras soon at Metro parking lots to improve security and to keep an eye on passengers and parking staff - Will help curb incidents of assault

- New retail outlets at domestic terminal - Passengers flying through domestic terminal of Chennai airport will now have new shopping options

For more updates one can read The Hindu, Times of India and other news media

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Chennai Headlines - Parties Make Final Pitch As Campaign Ends - 9 Groynes To Check Erosion in Ennore

- Parties make final pitch as campaign ends - Some candidates take out bike rally to meet voters while others canvass door-to-door across city

- Over 1.4 lakh police personnel on bandobust duty for the Lok Sabha election on Thursday - Rs. 72 crore disbursed for their expenses

- 9 groynes to check erosion in Ennore - They are expected to be completed by May end - Comes as a relief for residents in coastal areaa in north-Chennai

- 323 sensitive areas identified to check cash distribution - Action plan prepared to monitor expenditure says District Election Office

- The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) arrests ACP on graft charges - He was caught accepting Rs. 50,000 bribe from a spa owner

For more updates one can read The Hindu, Times of India and other news media

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Chennai Headlines - Kancheepuram MLA Booked By Police - Govt. SchoolTeachers Come in For a Stick From Court

- Number of critical, vulnerable polling stations rises to 8,293 - Proceedings at 30,000 centers across the State to be live-streamed

- Kancheepuram MLA booked by police - Cases include assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty

- Top leaders set to wrap up campaigns on home turf - EC sets 6 pm deadline for canvassing to end for Thursday's polls

- Election Commission stops telecast of videos put out by Congress, AIADMK - They violated Cable Television Network Rules, 1994

- Government School Teachers come in for stick from court - Verification of their movable, immovable assets ordered

For more updates one can read The Hindu, Times of India and other news media