Following a GO to raise property taxes, Greater Chennai Corporation has asked all home owners to submit a self declaration with details of their property. By this Friday, August 31st. If you’re wondering how to go about it, this guide will help you.
Distanced by location, differentiated in socio-cultural profile, the Chennai localities of Padur and Tiruvottiyur have something similar, which they can truly take pride in: two successful, citizen-driven waste management initiatives.
Flood-ravaged Kerala has perhaps seen the worst through, but the journey ahead will be long and arduous. Chennai has already stood by its neighbour steadfastly. The need now is to figure out what exactly is needed at this juncture and pitch in accordingly, say social workers.
The human body starts decomposing four minutes after a person dies and degenerates completely within a month. The choice is clear. Would you rather let your organs decompose, or gift a life to a person in need by donating them?
For three years now, the beggar rehab centre at Melpakkam near Avadi has had no inmates. Yet it has not been decommissioned and continues to have paid staff on the rolls. Is Chennai really beggar-free? And if it is, why is public money being spent on the home?
Under the US Consulate’s English Access Microscholarship Programme, eight students from Chennai’s Corporation schools were taken to the US capital recently. R Gopinath was one of them. Citizen Matters Chennai spoke to Gopinath and others who have been a part of the broader programme.
For 11 years, tsunami survivors here had been living in temporary shelters, in sorry conditions. Now even those have been destroyed, supposedly to make way for houses to be built for them. But TNSCB hardly gave them any notice and they have nowhere to go.
Infrastructure deficiencies, regular delays in service and persistent negligence plague the Chennai suburban railways, so critical to mobility for the masses. With six deaths in two days, will the authorities wake up?
Lack of specialised facilities, selective access to the only two stadiums, their poor upkeep and a growing trend of hosting frequent private events and shows — all this means that Chennai’s aspiring athletes stare at multiple odds.