Nalini Ravichandran | ENS

CHEWING tobacco is no better than smoking when it comes to the ill health effects.
But a research done on 65,000 persons in the districts of Thiruvallur and Kancheepuram has revealed that more than 12 per cent of those studied, above the age group of 20, are into tobacco chewing regularly.

The Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College, con

Sharadha Narayanan | ENS

Only seven of the total 13,702 tanks fenced; 4,695 yet to cross survery stage; 1,978 tenements on water bodies in Chennai alone
FIVE years after the Madras High Court ordered that all encroachments to water bodies in the State be cleared, the Public Works Department (PWD) is yet to begin eviction work in one-third of the tanks in Tamil Nadu.

THE Hindustan Coca Cola beverages limited is planning to go water neutral by next year, according to Ajith Jha, Vice President-Corporate Affairs of the company.

Letter to M/s Tamil Nadu Electricity Board from Ministry of Environment & Forests regarding Terms of Reference (TOR) of 2x800 MW Super-critical Technology Coal Based Thermal Power Plant of at village village Vayalur, in Ambathur Taluk, in Thiruvallur Distt., in Tamil Nadu dated August 11, 2010.

Pulicat lake, the country's second largest brackish water ecosystem after Chilka in Orissa, is facing an ecological crisis with its area shrinking and fish dwindling due to silting and indiscriminate fishing, a study has found.

Sangeetha Neeraja

SCREAMS of disapproval and disappointment filled the air at Thervoy Kandigai village in Gummidipoondi taluk of Tiruvallur district, as around 1,000 people gathered on Friday to protest the proposed SIPCOT Industrial Park. The protest was registered in a public hearing in their village.

The Bench also indicated the importance of public hearing

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Thursday directed a panchayat and five municipalities to approach the Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (EIAA) with full particulars of the proposed common Solid Waste Management Plant (SWMP) in Kuthambakkam village of Tiruvallur district.

Virudhunagar worst hit; funds for other districts after getting report

CHENNAI: The government on Thursday sanctioned Rs. 18 crore from the Calamity Relief Fund to overcome the drinking water shortage in 10 districts. Virudhunagar, Tiruvallur, Dharmapuri, Salem, Villupuram, Krishnagiri, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Dindigul and Namakkal districts will be benefited.

Farmers in Ikkadu and Kambathur blocks in Tiruvallur district have been issued an alert on a pest attack by prodinea
FARMERS who have cultivated pulse crops like greengram and blackgram in Tiruvallur district have been issued an alert on a pest attack by prodinea, whose caterpillar eats away the leaves and causes heavy damage to crops.

B. Kolappan

Tiruvallur: For around five hours on Thursday, Sanjay Kumar, one of the members of the three-member team sent by the Survey of India, walked across hundreds of acres at Kaverirajapuram in Tiruvallur district as part of efforts to map the area.