Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu, on Sunday, said the recent floods in Chennai have made it a necessity to act strongly against “vested interests” that have encroached water bodies a

Concentration of manufacturing industries and IT units necessitated construction of many residential colonies in and around Chennai, unmindful of the presence of waterways.

Damage to infrastructure in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur

Encroachments on buffer around rivers will have consequences, say experts

Provisions in the new near-final outcome text would deal a blow to small island states and coastal countries that experience more intense weather events such as the Chennai floods.

PARIS: Just as the climate conference presidency was about to release the first review of the draft Paris agreement, US secretary of state John Kerry kicked off hectic parleys outside the negotiati

KOCHI: On Monday, chief secretary Jiji Thomson said that Kochi was on the verge of facing a Chennai-like flood situation.

HYDERABAD: Even as the AP government is giving final touches to the master plan of the new capital Amaravati, Congress Rajya Sabha member KVP Ramachandra Rao, citing the recent devastation caused

The CSE director general said rampant construction across the city led to the blocking of natural flood discharge channels of the lakes

Mobile phones and landline services choked; ATM and banking services paralysed.