A pavement in Chennai is their home. They had nothing to give, but that didn't stop V Ashok, 14, R Arjun, 10, and M Arumugam, 8, from contributing to flood relief efforts. And now their efforts have earned them scholarships.
About 33,000 power looms units in Tamil Nadu's hosiery capital Tirupur and Coimbatore districts are on an indefinite strike since Thursday demanding higher compensation which they claim had been agreed upon by textile manufacturers in 2014.
The Madras High Court has ordered a fresh postmortem on one of the three medical students who allegedly committed suicide in Tamil Nadu's Villupuram district last week. The court said the medical team conducting the postmortem should include a doctor of the parents' choice.
Tamil Nadu government has honoured 26-year-old Chennai based entrepreneur Mohammad Yunus with the Anna Medal for Gallantry award 2016 in recognition of his "selfless, brave and noble act" during the recent floods in Chennai.
Contributions to Tamil Nadu government's flood relief and rehabilitation works crossed Rs 300 crore, with several corporates and film industry officials handing over Rs 17.10 crore worth of funds today.
Residents of Chennai's Madipakkam locality have pooled and spend lakhs of rupees to install high-definition closed circuit cameras in their area and connected them with a police station 11 km away, through an underground cable. All this, to get the police to check rising crime in the area.
One of Chennai's most popular landmarks the St George's Cathedral was built by the British in 1815 after their fort along the Marina beach was short of space. The Church was consecrated in 1816 and was declared a cathedral in 1835.