What does Met data say about rainfall since June? How will Metro water’s new tanker-on-demand scheme work? What does the latest Madras High Court instruction regarding school bus safety say? Catch these and more in this weekly round up of Chennai news.
Only 14 per cent of the parliamentarians in Lok Sabha are women. Despite lip service by all political parties, the Women’s Reservation Bill remains the longest pending bill in Parliament. Perhaps it is time for citizens to take up the fight?
Ever been on the Metro in the wee hours of the morning or late in the evening? With missing security checks at the entrance and hardly any personnel in view, it becomes clear that the Chennai Metro needs to step up arrangements on the security front.
The water train from Jolarpettai has brought hope to water-starved Chennai. How much water will it bring? From where? How much money will this entire exercise involve? And will water transported in wagons be safe for consumption? Here’s all you wanted to know about this train.
Do you want greater participation in civic issues and creation of common resources? Would you like greater accountability for the spending of tax-payer money by the local government? A petition that demands greater say for citizens aims to push for these rights in urban local governance!
Statistics from the UNHCR indicate that at least 11 Rohingyas have migrated from the camp at Kelambakkam over the past eight months. This video looks into what is driving them away from Chennai, a city where they feel safe and at home.
June 30th marked the end of Pride Month, and the city celebrated it with the 11th Chennai Pride March. A citizen journalist captures moments of pride and solidarity that raise hopes of greater sensitivity and inclusion in the future.