The lenient Information Commission in Tamil Nadu has failed to crack down on corrupt and careless Public Information Officers. Over 500 cases were pending enquiry at the end of 2017, up from 135 in 2015. How can the TNSIC change?
Reasons for Chennai to rejoice – a small rise in the water table, Corporation draws up plans to use Nirbhaya fund, the Koyambedu market to be regulated, and more news from around the city! Catch up on news from the week that was!
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?
Child rape has assumed pandemic proportions in India. Often parents don’t have the slightest inkling of the abuse faced by the victim, as in the recent Chennai case. A CSA survivor writes an open letter to parents, telling them about the role they have to play in protecting their child.
Way past the initial deadline and several reprimands by Courts, Tamil Nadu has still not constituted the Lokayukta. Now, as it stares at a new deadline, it’s a good time to recall the Model bill framed by NGO Arappor Iyakkam.
With Bengaluru and Mumbai Police taking Twitter by storm, how much longer before Chennai Police take to this important communication channel? It can be very useful in spreading awareness about law and order issues and changing public perception about the police.
Hemraj, a youth in his mid twenties, hails from Royapuram, in North Chennai, which is a neglected area in terms of development or infrastructure compared to other parts of the city. From street light malfunction
A total of 1269 children were rescued in Chennai Central and Egmore railway stations; close monitoring of these train stations would help in preventing incidence of trafficking and faster support for victims.
Chennai has welcomed the speedy verdict by a local court in the Hasini rape and murder case, but over 80% of child rape cases in the state continue to languish in courts due to inefficiencies and delays in the judicial system.