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Shivani Ramakrishnan


Shivani is a trainee sub-editor with The Indian Express in Chennai. She writes on local and civic issues, and culture. A journalist by day and a poet by night, dogs are her best friends.

Chennai: Madras HC orders govt to punish cops who harass LGBTQ+ people; ‘huge win for community’, say activists
Tue, Sep 07, 2021

The Madras High Court last Wednesday said that a specific clause is to be added in the Police Conduct Rules providing that any harassment by them to the persons belonging to the LGBTQ+ community and/or to the activists and NGO workers, will be treated as misconduct and will entail a punishment.

Chennai: Amid canine parvovirus outbreak, 5-day vaccination drive organised
Thu, Jul 22, 2021

Besant Memorial Animal Dispensary in Chennai is organising a free five-day vaccination drive from July 21 to July 25 for street puppies.

Chennai: City-based musician develops app and revamps website to present rare compositions of Ottukkadu Venkata Kavi
Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Both the integrated website and app are the first of their kind dedicated to Oottukkadu Venkata Kavi and contain close to 600 completed works of the composer, lyrics to his songs, pronunciation guides, a history of the composer, his contribution to music, musical facts, historical significance of the songs, and more.

Chennai: Blood banks, hospitals see fewer donors amid pandemic as blood donation camps remain suspended
Tue, Jul 06, 2021

Hospitals and blood banks in Chennai stated that with fewer accidents being reported and planned surgeries being rescheduled due to Covid-19, the demand for blood donations has come down. Donors are given a call only during emergencies these days.

How the Covid-19 second wave and subsequent lockdowns crippled the trans community in Tamil Nadu
Sat, Jul 03, 2021

Tamil Nadu is home to more than 50,000 transgender persons, who have suffered greatly in the pandemic.

Chennai: Rotary Club of Madras begins restoration of Sithalapakkam lake
Sat, Jul 03, 2021

Once restored, the 200-acre lake will provide water to around 2 lakh residents living near the lake premises.

Chennai: As lockdown eases, Chitlapakkam residents hope lake is restored before monsoon
Thu, Jun 10, 2021

A volunteer with Chitlapakkam Rising said that about 50 - 55 per cent of work has been done on the lake so far. This includes an island in the middle of the lake to serve as a haven for birds and cobblestone pathways on the perimeter of the lake.

Chennai: Teacher at another prominent city school suspended over sexual harassment charges
Fri, May 28, 2021

The school principal and management have been summoned for questioning on June 10 by the State Child Rights Commission.

Chennai corporation calls for doctors to volunteer in Covid-19 assistance
Fri, May 21, 2021

The GCC has requested doctors who are interested in public service to volunteer in tele triaging, field triaging, tele counselling, screening centres and GCC oxygen centres in Chennai.

Chennai: Corporation steps up measures to reduce spread of COVID-19
Thu, Apr 01, 2021

Testing and vaccination have been intensified while containment zones were reintroduced last month. Masks and social distancing have been made mandatory.

Chennai: As Covid-19 vaccination drive gains pace, Corporation warns against fake messages on social media
Fri, Mar 26, 2021

Several messages being shared on WhatsApp claim that the vaccine is now available for anyone over the age of 18. The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has stated that such messages are false and has urged people to await their turn for vaccination.

Karnataka Budget 2021 March 8 Highlights: CM Yediyurappa presents budget while Congress stages walkout
Tue, Mar 09, 2021

Karnataka Budget 2021-22 March 8 Highlights: The Chief Minister, who holds the finance portfolio, had already indicated that the effect of COVID-19 would be visible on the budget.

Chennai: Southern Railway reintroduces UTS mobile app for booking unreserved journey tickets on suburban trains, MRTS
Tue, Feb 02, 2021

Unreserved tickets can currently be purchased only by those travelling along Chennai Beach - Velachery, Royapuram - Gummidipoondi, Chennai Beach - Chengalpattu and Chennai Suburban Terminus - Tiruvallur routes.

Karnataka Bengaluru January 26 Highlights: Farmers tractor rally enters Bengaluru City
Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News January 26 Highlights: The farmers, led by Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, Samyukta Horata, an umbrella organisation of farmers and trade unions and Communist parties will converge at Freedom Park.

Chennai Hyderabad January 25, 26 Highlights: Traffic diversions in Chennai’s Anna Salai on Jan 27 for inauguration of Jayalalithaa’s memorial
Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Tamil Nadu Telangana Coronavirus Assembly Elections 2021 January 25, 26 Highlights: The road between Light House and War Memorial along Chennai's Kamarajar Salai will be closed from 6 am and will be reopened following the event.

Chennai Mega Streets Project: Corporation to revamp 25 km stretch of road in the city under ‘quick wins’
Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Under quick wins, a few portions of the proposed 110 km long project will be revamped initially. These roads are a sub-part of the localities and roads which have been identified under Phase I.

Pongal in TN: Rahul Gandhi attends Jallikattu event; 5 detained for raising slogans against farm laws
Fri, Jan 15, 2021

In Madurai, the festival was marked by the commencement of the annual Jallikattu (bull taming) event at Avaniyapuram. A total of 788 bull tamers and 430 bulls will compete in the event this year.

Karnataka Gram Panchayat Election Results 2020 Live Updates: BJP leads in 5,255 seats, Congress 3,090, JD(S) 1,565
Wed, Dec 30, 2020

Karnataka Gram Panchayat Election Results 2020, Karnataka Local Body Election Results 2020 Live Updates: As many as 2,22,814 candidates contested the election whereas 8,074 candidates were elected unopposed.

Thinking of visiting tourist spots in Tamil Nadu? Here is what you need to know
Sat, Dec 19, 2020

Various tourist spots in Tamil Nadu have reopened for visitors after over eight months of lockdown. For most places, the COVID-19 protocol is the same — it includes wearing a mask, sanitising hands frequently and observing social distancing at all times.

To spread Covid-19 safety awareness, Chennai Metro ties up with a Parai troupe
Tue, Dec 08, 2020

Amid the pandemic, the cultural group has been imparting classes to students online, except for Karaikudi, Pollachi and Tiruppur where offline classes have been continuing.

Covid halts therapy sessions, children with disabilities struggle to cope up
Sat, Dec 05, 2020

From online seminars to caregivers turning teachers, children with disabilities and their families have had to adapt to life under lockdown as therapy centres and schools remain closed in Chennai.

Karnataka Bengaluru October 26 Highlights: Low-key Mysuru Dasara celebrations culminate with Jumbo Savari
Tue, Oct 27, 2020

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News October 26 Highlights: BBMP officials said Rs 86 lakh compensation was handed over in total on Sunday.

Tamil Nadu COVID-19 Wrap: CM assures free COVID-19 vaccine to all
Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Tamil Nadu’s overall tally went past 7 lakh as 3,077 persons tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. A total of 7,00,193 persons have tested positive in the state so far.

Tamil Nadu Covid-19 wrap: Nearly one-third Chennai population exposed to virus, sero survey reveals
Thu, Oct 22, 2020

The results have shown an overall positivity rate of 32.3 per cent, authorities said. This was more than the number of those found affected by the virus during the first survey conducted in July.

Tamil Nadu COVID-19 wrap: Drop in cases, less than 4,000 reported today
Wed, Oct 21, 2020

Till date, a total of 25,075 children under 12 years and 86,044 persons above 60 years of age have tested positive for Covid-19.