CMDA also plans to construct an MTC bus stand on five acres of land to operate link services to CMBT and to other parts of the city.
Chennai: Nudging officials to start work on the long pending Kilambakkam bus terminus, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, who is also the housing minister, conducted an inspection of the site on Thursday evening.
“The new bus stand that would cater to the southbound buses will be coming up on 88.52-acre land. The detailed project report will be completed in two months and construction will be completed in two years,” Panneerselvam told media persons after the inspection.
According to CMDA officials, the bus stand near Vandalur would cost Rs 321 crore and would accommodate 250 buses every day. “Moreover, nearly 300 spare buses could be parked in the bus stand,” one of the officials said.
CMDA also plans to construct an MTC bus stand on five acres of land to operate link services to CMBT and to other parts of the city. The new bus stand would also accommodate 275 cars and 3,582 two-wheelers apart from housing a police station and a water purification centre among other facilities. “The bus stand will also have escalators to help differently-abled and elderly passengers,” the official said.
CMDA is expected to obtain no objection certificate (NOC) from Archeological Survey of India (ASI) to construct the bus stand. “We have applied for the NOC. Since norms allow the construction activity near the particular archaeological site, the NOC will be given, hopefully,” the CMDA official said. An objection from ASI has been one of the roadblocks impeding the Kilambakkam bus stand, apart from anomalies in land acquisition.
“As the ministers gave assurance to accept our demands, we decide to call off the strike,” Abirami Ramanathan, president of the association, said.
Chennai: Days after Tamil film industry came to a standstill, the Tamil Nadu Film Exhibitors' Association on Thursday called off its indefinite strike following a meeting with ministers .
“As the ministers gave assurance to accept our demands, we decide to call off the strike,” Abirami Ramanathan, president of the association, said.
The exhibitors have been in a strike from March 16 putting forth demands including cancellation of entertainment tax, maintenance cost among others. The strike also had hit new releases.
Following the standstill, a meeting had been held in the presence of state ministers Kadambur Raju and K.C. Veeramani, on Thursday. “Respecting their word, we call off the strike. Cinema halls will open from Friday,” Ramanathan told media, shortly after the conclusion of the meeting. It may be recalled that the film producers are continuing their protest against Digital Service Providers (DSP) and withheld new releases and stopped shootings.
In this modern era still mother-in-laws are torturing for dowry & Husband in a alleged relationship with a colleague.
Never imagined that I would write a news-blog on my own friend suicide this blog page will be updated in regular interval basis so keep-eye on this page. - ADMIN.
Update-10-Mar-18/03.00pm - Today Rose Murali parties & Sahana Father has reported in RDO office - Tiruvallur for the investigation sadly Sahana didn't report because of health concerns & officers are done their interrogation with Jeevitha's close friends & Rose Murali parties.
As per sources by Monday Rose Murali parents will be arrested.
Update-09-Mar-18/06.00pm - As we reported earlier today RDO-Tiruvullar wing scheduled for investigation with both parties and Rose Murali parties have not represented so RDO will send summon and again if they don't report tomorrow Rose Murali parents related to this incident people also will be arrested.
Update-08-Mar-18/9.00pm- Srimathi DR. Thamizhisai Soundarajan - State President, Tamilnadu BJP for coming in person and paying homage to our Jeevitha's family on Women's day! She also met Jeevitha's mother, consoled her and has told her that all legal actions will be taken. She has mentioned about Jeevitha's suicide on her women's day letter too.
Update - 07-Mar-18/9.00pm - Second enquiry will be placed on Friday (09-Mar-18) by RDO (Revenue Divisional Officer) & Police investigation will be done on both parties- based on that Rose Murali parents will be sent to jail and only then Jeevitha baby can be rescued from them.
Update - 6-Mar-18/9.30pm - Rose Murali arressted under dowry harassment with non-bail warrant sent to puzhal jail he will be in police remand for 90 days. Jeevitha baby is still with Rose Murali family and it seems soon they will get the baby soon from the family.
Sahana (affair girl) have been terminated from the company (TVS Infotech).
Watch Rose Murali Arresting Video -
Husband made a friendship with another woman and Jeevitha committed suicide by jumping into the cooum river from a running train.
Geetha from George Town Town in Chennai. She has a daughter named Jeevitha and a son named Ganesh. Jeevitha was working in a private hospital in the area of Vanagaram.
In February 2016, she married Rose Murali, who works in IT. They have a baby girl who turns one age on 6th March 2018.
In this case, her husband Rose has been in a relationship with a woman and when Jeevitha was pregnant. Jeevitha asked her husband to come up with this information.
In addition, her husband Rose and his family have also been harassed by dowry. Jeevitha told her family about the dowry harassment and her husband's friendship with another woman.
How did both became close?
During pregnancy / delivery period 6 months time Rose Murali & Sahana became close. During this time Rose never concerned / contacted Jeevitha.
Listen to call conversation between Jeevitha & Sahana -
The two families compromised together. But her husband Rose did not let her. In recent times Jeevitha again conceived but Rose don't want to go with second baby so he asked to abort the pregnancy for that also rose didn't pay nor helped Rose Murali used to give mental torture to get money / jewels from her family. Even he has slapped Jeevitha's mother & also for ear boring ceremony also he has not given any money everything bared by Jeevitha
Saddest part is this illegal relationship has been accepted by Rose Murali parents they have been very supportive it seems when Jeevitha questioned about this they said it is just entertainment.! Sometimes Rose Murali used to have sex with affair girl - WTF!!
On Saturday, he had dropped his wife at the hospital after which she left the hospital around 11.30 am & she had taken the suburban train from the Tambaram to reach the beach while travelling she has called his Mom, brother & informed about her situation, Ganesh convinced her sister told you to go home first, Jeevitha did not respond & cuts the call he keeps on trying to call her by the time train crosses the Saidapet from Guindy. Jeevitha jumped into the Adyar river from the train suddenly. Other passengers have been scattered by this.
Some dragged the risk chain and stopped the train. But in that time, Jeevitha drowned in the river. Immediately fire department came to the spot and landed in the river and rescued the jivita. But he was able to restore his lifeless body.
Railway police registered suicide as a casual suicide for jeevitha's suicide. Parents and friends who have lost their daughter have requested justice for Jeevitha.
Jeevitha's mother tearfully asked her to take action against Rose Murali and her family under the dowry harassment and female abuse act.
Jeevitha's mother said the next step was to report to the Chennai Police Commissioner. They also complained that they wanted to recover an elderly child.
However in this modern era it is very hard to find this kind of girls who barely dedicates their live, love, life & time to their beloved husband. But this Rose doesn't know the value of Jeevitha's love & went behind another girl to cover it up his parents started to ask more dowry. I think her calmness Rose used it to other-way.
Now Jeevitha's brother, family, relations & friends want #JusticeforJeevitha to put Rose Murali in Jail for life time-please show your support.
click here to sign the petition in change.org
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At the newly launched Mystery Rooms, an escape gaming centre, there is just one mission: make an escape in under 60 minutes
We are convicts — falsely accused though — garbed in trademark prison clothes and locked in a cell.
But there is hope. We can break out. The jailor has stepped out and all we have is 60 minutes to escape, relying on brainpower to solve the puzzles.
At the just launched Mystery Rooms, the new escape gaming activity centre in the city, you can choose from four missions. Ours is titled Lockout: The Prison Break Challenge. The others are Cabin in the Woods — A Murder Mystery, Kon of Kohinoor: The Diamond Robbery and A Night In Bhangarh: Mystery of a Cursed Fort. Difficulty and skill levels vary for each. The Bhangarh game, for instance, is a tad scary as this fort in Rajasthan is said to be haunted. The game version involves entering a dark room armed with just lanterns, and courage.
Inspired by the virtual world.
Mystery Rooms was started in Delhi, around four years ago by Shikhir and Sapna Bhutani, and Prateek Panjwani, the architect, who also does the creative designing. “This form of gaming is originally inspired by online escape games that are quite popular in the virtual world,” says Panjwani.
“Mystery Rooms is a live version of these games where players get to experience the situation in real life and emerge heroes at the end. If a mission isn’t completed, there are punishments,” laughs Anurag Jangra, one of the partners who’s taken up the franchise for Chennai and Bengaluru along with Siddharth Nahata. “It’s a 3,000 square foot space and we cater to people in the age group of five to 77. It’s a great place for a family outing, bonding and team building events,” says Nahata.
Games are inspired by movies and real life. Each mission can be taken up by two to eight people. “It takes six to seven months to come up with an idea, clues and the whole setting,” says Panjwani.
A group of excited college students tumble out of a room high-fiving each other. They’ve completed their game well ahead of time and are determined to come back over the weekend to try the remaining challenges. “To keep up with the enthusiastic clients we are constantly coming up with new ideas,” says Panjwani.
Up next will be a game based on The Hangover theme (inspired by the movie) where players find themselves waking up in a suite with no recollection of what happened the previous night. Another is themed around the Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala, where the player has to navigate through the temple and open locked vaults.
(Mystery Rooms is located at 24, BBCL Magnum, College Road, Nungambakkam. As part of the inaugural offer there’s a 50% off on the tariff, which starts at ₹450 for two people. 9899009341)
Blog first published in The Hindu.
Better amenities: Work being undertaken at the Corporation hospital in Virugambakkam. M. Karunakaran
The ambitious project to renovate infrastructure in Corporation hospitals across the city will be completed shortly.
Work on renovation of 106 primary health centres across the city has been taken up. Chennai Corporation’s Health Department runs 140 centres.
Each centre caters to a population of 50,000, attracting a large number of patients from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
According to officials, work on renovation of 76 hospitals has already been completed. Work on at least 17 hospitals is under way.
Residents have pointed to inadequate infrastructure in Corporation hospitals in various neighbourhoods. The civic body identified 4 hospitals in Tiruvottiyur, 2 in Manali, 2 in Madhavaram, 12 in Tondiarpet, 10 in Royapuram, 11 in Thiru-Vi-Ka Nagar, 5 in Ambattur, 14 in Anna Nagar, 15 in Teynampet, 12 in Kodambakkam, 1 in Valasaravakkam, 4 in Alandur, 7 in Adyar, 4 in Perungudi and 3 in Sholinganallur for renovation. Former councillors had also alleged that the inadequate infrastructure was hindering services, affecting delivery of some services such as diagnosis and management of non-communicable diseases.
Former Councillor S. Mangala Raj said residents rely largely on Corporation hospitals for malaria testing. “After modernisation of the hospitals, the Corporation has to increase the number of doctors. Doctors visit many of the Corporation hospitals once in a week,” said Mr. Mangala Raj.
As per data from the civic body, there are 268 posts sanctioned for doctors in Chennai Corporation hospitals, but many of the posts are vacant. The civic body has been hiring doctors through private agencies.
“Work on six modern 100-bed hospitals will also be completed in August,” said an official. Work on the 100-bed hospital in Valasaravakkam with 2980 sq. m of building is in the final stages. Work on 100-bed hospitals in Puzhal, Tiruvottiyur, Perungudi, Injambakkam and Manali will also be completed in August.
Renovation work in a few of the hospitals that have been delayed for many years will also be taken up this month. For example, the tender for primary health centre in ward 193 in Thoraipakkam has been floated. Work order will be issued this month. Similarly, the proposed primary health centre in Kondithope, Adambakkam, TNHB Third Street and Mathoor in ward 19 will also be constructed this year.
Toyota’s brand-new model ‘Yaris’ was unveiled at the ongoing The Hindu Auto Expo.
A range of premium and new car models, as well as superbikes, were on display at the The Hindu Auto Expo 2018, which began on Saturday at the Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam. Bike racer Dilip Rogger, along with Shivanka Lankalingam, executive director, Lanson Toyota, inaugurated the expo.
They also unveiled Toyota’s brand-new model, ‘Yaris’.
Eighteen automobile majors, including Renault, Volkswagen, BMW, Audi and Ducati are participating in the two-day event.
The event features a bike stunt show by Team RBK on both days of the expo, along with a Live Rap session by Jack Styles.
From April, Chennai Metro Rail To Provide Easy Access For Those From South AP, TN To Airport
Chennai Metro Rail will soon provide a helping hand to those wanting to get to Chennai airport from southern Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu after landing in the metropolitan city by train. The Metro will connect Chennai Egmore and Chennai Central stations to the airport next month.
People from southern Tamil Nadu, who land up in Egmore to go to the airport, could benefit the most as they can walk across to catch the Metro train nearby and head either for the airport or even Chennai Central to catch a train to north, east or western part of the country. Those coming places like Nellore, Vijayawada and Ongole in Andhra Pradesh can take the metro train at Central and proceed to airport. The metro rail connection can also help passengers landing at Chennai Central or Egmore to get quicker to the Koyambedu bus terminus, reported the Times of India.
Once Chennai Metro Rail begins operations from Central and Egmore stations then, then the rail service will be available up to Chennai airport, passing through important landmarks such as Anna Nagar, Koyambedu, Vadapalani and Ashok Nagar pillar. Trial runs of services to Central and Egmore have begun and preparations are on to open the stations. Currently, Chennai Metro Rail operates services between airport and Nehru Park. It also operates between airport and Little Mount (just before Saidapet) besides between Koyambedu and St Thomas Mount.
The Metro services that currently goes to Little Mount from Airport will soon be extended up to Directorate of Medical Services building, just ahead of the Anna Flyover. This is part of the services up to Thiruvotriyur.
In a move to provide employment to released bonded labourers, a project was launched by the RBLA along with SWELECT
Chennai: In a move to provide employment to released bonded labourers, a project was launched by the Released Bonded Labourers Association (RBLA) along with SWELECT Energy Systems at Thirukalukundram in Kanchipuram district on Friday.
A total of 11 families are benefited by the project that helps them earn an income by means of goat rearing, wood cutting, setting up petty shops and running tea stalls.
One of the rescued labourers, Jyothi who is now a leader of a self help group said, “My life has changed after I was rescued as they helped me set up a petty shop in the area. The income generated through this project will help families start savings and plan a better future for the next generation.” She also has a plan to start mushroom cultivation with the help of 12 other rescued women.
Apart from this, they have installed a borewell, which is expected to benefit up to 90 families. One of released bonded labourers was also handed a house.
SWELECT associated with RBLA in 2016. They previously launched a project, “Ini oru vidhi seivom” to provide micro loans for survivors of bonded labour with viable business proposals.
Celebrity nutritionist, Ryan Fernando said that a vast majority of the Indian population is lactose intolerant.
It comes as good news to the lactose intolerant people in India, as India's first lactose-free, artisanal curd was launched recently by Epigamia.
However, dieticians say that a large segment of the Chennaiites is lactose tolerant, and what’s surprising is that most of them don't even know it.
Lactose intolerance is a condition in which people have digestive symptoms, such as bloating, diarrhoea, allergies and other health issues after they consume milk or milk products. An allergic reaction to milk can be life threatening also even if a small quantity of milk product is consumed.
Celebrity nutritionist, Ryan Fernando said that a vast majority of the Indian population is lactose intolerant. “When we tested all the dieticians at the nutrition clinics, we found a whopping 95 percent of Indian population is lactose intolerant. It's time we shed light on this prevalent condition and the consequent change in diet required.”
Lactose is a type of sugar that is mainly found in milk and dairy products.
The body digests lactose using an enzyme called lactase. People who are lactose intolerant don't produce enough lactase, resulting in improper digestion of the dairy products and thus bloating and abdominal discomfort.
Dairy products do not contain enough probiotics such as Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidobacteria that also lead to abdominal discomfort, say medicos.
“Most of the people don't realise that some of the allergies and health issues related to digestion are caused because their bodies are simply unable to break down the lactose present in milk. We need to create awareness about this condition as lactose intolerance is a highly underrated problem,” said Dr J. Sundari, consultant dietician.
May be sign of a healthier political trend.
Setting a healthy political trend in Tamil Nadu, where the polity is deeply dominated by personality cult, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday received Opposition Leader M K Stalin at his chamber in the Secretariat. Stalin was being helpful towards the government to the extent of recommending a slew of steps to resolve the perennial crisis plaguing the transport sector.
Such meetings are rare in Tamil Nadu politics in which the rivalry among the head of the ruling party and those of the main opposition parties would be so intense. In fact, Jayalalithaa and M. Karunanidhi, who alternatively ruled Tamil Nadu for a quarter of a century between 1991 and 2016 after Jaya became CM for the first time, never saw each other eye to eye. This is the first time that Stalin is meeting Palaniswami in his chamber while he has held discussions with the latter's predecessor O Panneerselvam when he was Chief Minister after J Jayalalithaa's death.
Armed with a report prepared by DMK leaders on how to reduce loses and restore the transport department to its old glory, Stalin led a delegation of senior leaders to Palaniswami and submitted the document to him. We will convene another all-party meeting and discuss our next course of action. The Chief Minister received the report, but he did not commit anything, Stalin was to say after the cordial enough meeting.
The DMK Working President has been opposing the recent hike in bus fares by the Tamil Nadu government and had even rallied the entire opposition to protest against the ruling party.
In the report submitted to Palaniswami, the DMK recommended removal of existing taxes on diesel like VAT and levy 10 per cent GST, which will result in an annual savings of Rs 1,600 crore for state-run transport corporations, revenue generation through advertisements and courier services by transport corporations, and attaching buses which ply beyond 200 kms to the State Express Transport Corporations.
The government should also upgrade its luxury buses on par with private bus operators who mint by flaunting their services and allot Rs 1,000 crore every year in the Budget for phasing out of old buses and replacing them with new hi-tech vehicles are some of the other recommendations made in the report.
A five-member panel headed by former Union Surface Transport and Shipping Minister T R Baalu prepared the report. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Stalin indicated that the government was non-committal on implementing recommendations made in his party’s report. The transport corporations suffer loses every day and have debts to the tune of `16,000 crore.
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