Articles written by: Joseph Taylor

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 […]

‘Face action if Mylapore temple idol docus are lost’

CHENNAI: Refusing to believe a government submission that documents pertaining to a stolen idol from at had got destroyed, the warned the authorities of serious consequences if such documents were found to be destroyed purposely. Expressing shock at the submission made by the HR&CE department , a special division bench […]

Chennai corporation spending big to relay good roads: Residents

CHENNAI: The city corporation is spending Rs 300 crore to relay almost 1,000 roads, but most of them including some bus route stretches don’t require relaying, complain residents. Several other roads such as in and that require attention have been ignored in the 36 packages that the civic body has […]

Odisha: Wife killed, husband feared dead as crackers explode at home

BHUBANESWAR: A woman died and her husband was feared killed in a massive explosion at their that was being run from their home in Balipatna on the outskirts of the state capital on Thursday. Police said they retrieved the body of from the debris of the house while her husband, […]

Odisha government declares drought in 66 blocks of nine districts

BHUBANESWAR: The state government on Thursday announced drought in 2.33 lakh hectares of crop area across nine western districts, which received scanty rainfall this monsoon season. As many as 5633 villages under 1186 panchayats of 66 blocks and 16 urban local bodies (ULBs) of nine districts–Baragarh, Bolangir, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, […]