Fifty lakh people suffer from Hepatitis in Tamil Nadu, Minister for Health, Dr V S Vijay said here on Thursday. He was addressing a gathering on the occasion of World Hepatitis Day celebrations, organised at the Madras Medical College.

As India Cements Limited, which was helping the municipal corporation by taking a portion of the plastic garbage generated in the urban local body as a supplementary fuel in its kiln, has stopped taking the waste for the past two months, the civic body has been forced to look for a company afresh for using the non-recyclable refuse.

CHENNAI: Garbage should be processed using new age technology in a shorter space, Municipal Administration and Rural Development Minister, KP Munusamy, told the officials after inspecting the Perungudi dumping ground on Wednesday.

Traffic congestion is expected to ease at Peelamedu

In Avudaiyarkoil and Manamelkudi PU limits

200 tonnes more of waste will be generated in future


The Chennai Corporation is considering the use of plastic waste for re-laying roads, including bus route roads.


4,531 men, 3,403 women and 25 transgenders had tested HIV positive In 2010, Coimbatore was in second place Awareness programme to be conducted COIMBATORE: Coimbatore district has 8,359 HIV positive people, including 17 prisoners, Collector M.

Collector C.Munianathan chairs coordination committee meeting NAGAPATTINAM: Over 4.24 lakh family card holders would be entitled to the free rice proposed for distribution through the public distribution system, as promised by the Chief Minister in her election manifesto. A coordination meeting in this regard was conducted here under Collector C.Munianathan at the Collectorate on Thursday.

CHENNAI: The scheme of free distribution of 20 kg rice to beneficiaries under the public distribution system (PDS) will come into force on June 1. At present, rice is given at Re. 1 a kg to those who are entitled to receive the commodity.