Chennai

TN cruises to new heights with expansion of airports

With passenger traffic, aircraft movement and cargo handling reaching a new high, the Tamil Nadu government has taken steps to speed up land acquisition for expanding six airports in the state. Airports Authority of India (AAI) has been asking the state government to acquire land at Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore, Trichy, Salem and Tuticorin, as the Union government is pushing for regional connectivity scheme to boost air connectivity to small cities. The airports need lengthier runways, taxiways and terminals to handle ...

Tiruvallur EMUs likely to run upto Arakkonam in Chennai

By Express News Service CHENNAI: With major yard up-gradation works completed at Arakkonam station, Southern Railway is  planning to extend Avadi and Tiruvallur EMU locals upto Arakkonam.Aiming to improve EMU services in western suburban section, Railways recently extended the platforms between Chennai Central and Arakkonam to accommodate 12 car EMU rakes.Subsequently, two 12 car EMU rakes have been introduced in Arakkonam – Chennai MMC section. However, Railways could not increase the 12 car EMUs for want for additional coaches.“As it ...

Chennai police: Woman tries to sell friend’s son, arrested

By Express News Service CHENNAI: The city police arrested a woman in Madhavaram for allegedly trying to sell her friend’s three-month-old male child in order to earn money for her friend. Following a dispute with her husband Dheenadhayalan, Swetha of Sathuvachari in Vellore took shelter at her friend Anbarasi’s house in Mathur near Madhavaram 10 days ago. “She left home with her three-year-old daughter and three-month-old son.  Later, Anbarasi (28) tried to convince Swetha to sell her three-month-old son, but ...

Government service doctors get 54 per cent PG medical seats ...

By Express News Service CHENNAI: On the second day of counselling for postgraduate medical and dental admissions, government service doctors got 54 per cent medical seats while non-service doctors got 45 per cent seats on Sunday. As per the Selection Committee seat matrix, of the total 443 seats allotted on the day, service doctors managed to get 242 seats, or 54 per cent, while non-service doctors got 201 seats, or 45 per cent.Counselling got delayed because of the marathon legal ...

Chennai cops swing into action after spate of chain snatching ...

By Express News Service CHENNAI: After three different incidents of chain snatching were reported in Chennai on Saturday morning, the police swung into action and on Sunday released CCTV footage of the incidents along with license plate details of the motorbikes on which the offenders were allegedly travelling. Special teams have been formed to nab the culprits who reportedly stole a total of 16 sovereigns of gold from the victims in KK Nagar, Virugambakkam and Vadapalani on Saturday morning. In ...

IPL 2018 Sunday Wrap: Chennai Knock Out KXIP, Delhi Shocks ...

Snapshotclose Delhi Daredevils and Chennai Super Kings were the two winning teams on Sunday. Delhi beat Mumbai Indians by 11 runs to end their chances of reaching the play-offs. Chennai beat KXIP in Pune to knock them out of IPL 2018. Chennai Super Kings ended Kings XI Punjab’s IPL play-off hopes with a five-wicket win and Delhi Daredevils stopped defending champion Mumbai Indians from advancing with an 11-run victory on Sunday. Punjab needed to restrict Chennai to 100 for a ...

‘Birdman’ confronts eviction, flock of parakeets faces uncertain future

Chennai: Days after the 2004 tsunami, when a pair of parakeets flew down to feed on rice scattered on his terrace in Pycrofts Road, camera mechanic C Sekar never thought that in the years to come he would be feeding thousands of them daily. At least 2,000 parakeets during the summer and 6,000 during the winter make their way twice a day to feed on water-soaked rice laid out by Sekar. But the birds may now have to find another ...

Chennai Super Kings victory hands Rajasthan Royals final play-off place ...

Chennai Super Kings confirmed their place in the IPL first qualifier to deny Kings XI Punjab a play-off place. SCORECARD | AS IT HAPPENED | IPL TABLE After Delhi Daredevils’ victory over Mumbai Indians earlier on Sunday, Kings XI needed to beat Chennai by at least 53 to overhaul Rajasthan Royals and take the final play-off on net run-rate. However, despite recovering from 16-3 and 80-5 to post 153 and then reducing Chennai to 27-3, Kings XI’s hopes were dashed ...

Mangroves thrive in Adyar estuary after four decades

Chennai: Mangroves are flourishing in the Adyar estuary after nearly four decades thanks to the efforts of the Chennai River Restoration Trust (CRRT) which launched an initiative to plant these natural bioshields more than two years ago. What was once an area infested by prosopis julifora shrubs now wears a new look, teeming with over 20,000 mangrove plants adapted to life in harsh saline conditions. The invasive prosopis which had spread over 40 acres of land on eight islands was ...