Far removed from any protest-din, a nuclear power plant 40 km south of Chennai, is all set to achieving a milestone – loading of liquid sodium.

At least 17 hostel students pursuing medicine in Stanley Medical College in Washermenpet were admitted to Stanley Medical College Hospital (SMCH) on Tuesday with fever and respiratory problems.

The influx of visitors from the north-eastern regions and States such as Odisha, where malaria is endemic, is a cause for concern to public health officials.

Unscheduled power cuts in the city have resulted in a surge in the use of diesel generators. This has, in turn, led to a rise in air and noise pollution in several localities, residents say.

The Chennai Corporation would build 348 'namma toilets' in the city, Mayor Saidai S Duraisamy said on Tuesday.

In Delhi, 64% newborns die within the first 28 days

The National Capital had the worst Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) among the four metropolitan cities between 2010 and 2012 with 30 newborns dying for every 1,000 live births, a new report has said. A substantial 64 per cent die within the first 28 days of their birth.

Sewage outfall into river to be diverted to existing network before opening of sand bar

Eco-restoration of Adyar creek and estuary, on 300 acres, is likely to take off soon. Stipulating four conditions, the Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has recommended coastal regulation zone (CRZ) clearance for the project.

The Tamil Nadu Government has sanctioned ₹853.96 crore for water supply and sewerage projects in small towns and cities, according to an official press release.

Moily approves two power projects, two coal mines, a port in Andhra and an oil pipeline from Chennai port

Environment and forests minister M Veerappa Moily cleared six long-stalled infrastructure projects worth . 19,000 crore in the first eight days of 2014, signalling his intent that crucial industry projects will not be delayed for want of a green nod.

In an effort to increase the green cover in the city, Chennai Corporation has decided to develop 224 new parks in the expanded areas, bringing the total number of parks in the city to 486.

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