Articles written by: Joseph Taylor

3 industries fined Rs 1 lakh each for breeding mosquitoes

CHENNAI: Three companies in Kancheepuram district were identified as breeding grounds for mosquitoes and fined 1 lakh each. An official press release by the district administration said the three companies located in Keezhambhi and Thimmasamudram villages were found to be breeding spaces for mosquitoes and posed a risk of dengue […]

40% OF TN groundwater ruthlessly exploited

CHENNAI: With the northeast begin concerns to preserve water, especially since groundwater levels in Tamil Nadu are going further south with each passing year. An assessment by the public works department reveals that 40% of the firkas (sub-divisions of revenue blocks across the state) fall under the over-exploited and critical […]

H1N1 cases up in TN, 15 fatalities in 2018

CHENNAI: The number of H1N1 cases in has nearly doubled in the past week, and with the toll touching 10 since September, taking the fatalities in 2018 to 15, the health department issued treatment advisories to hospitals on Thursday. With day temperatures dipping in most parts of the state, 60 […]

Mizoram assembly elections: Congress releases manifesto

AIZAWL: Congress on Thursday released its election manifesto promising to stay loyal to farmers of the state through its game-changing land use policy that not just ensured an overwhelming victory in 2013 but stopped the traditional jhum cultivation that required destruction of the forest. And for youths, the target group […]

Electioneering with music

AIZAWL: The best time to visit Mizoram is during elections. There is music in the air while the Indian dirty political cutting remarks that are so common when the polls are announced takes a backseat, far behind. An election manifesto release function of the Congress at Aizawl’s most well-known address, […]

Suspected Ulfa terrorists gun down 5 in Assam‘s Tinsukia district

GUWAHATI: At least five people were killed in indiscriminate firing by unidentified gunmen at Kherbari near the Dhola-Sadiya bridge over Brahmaputra in Assam’s district on Thursday evening. Police are suspecting the involvement of Ulfa (Independent) militants behind the attack. On October 13, Ulfa (I) was involved in a low-intensity blast […]

Mum: Man accused of duping investors gets bail

MUMBAI: Almost four years after he was arrested for allegedly duping over a thousand investors, the granted bail to accused Ismail Khan for Rs 1 lakh each in two cases after observing that the trial may take a while. Khan was arrested in January, 2015 after the Mira Road police […]

Honest auto driver returns smartphone to woman

CHENNAI: Chennai city police commissioner on Thursday commended an autorickshaw who returned a Rs 80,000 worth to a woman passenger. Iswarya, 26, dropped her mobile in the auto when she travelled in the vehicle on Tuesday night. She boarded the auto near Express Avenue mall. driver Jamal dropped her near […]