Times Chennai E-PaperJuly 27, 2009Page 3
Chennai, July 27:
Corporation Mayor MSubramanian on Mondaysaid that a ban would beimposed on sale ofeatables, tea, coffee andother food stuff packed inplastic materials that arebeing sold and used on theMarina Beach. The banwould come into effectfrom Aug. 15.At an interactionsession held near theLabour Statue, the Mayorsaid that the thinkingability of children wasaffected because ofplastic products.The use ofplastics could causecancer and affect thenervous system, sopeople shouldcompletely avoid usingplastic, he said.Subramanian also saidthat as part of thebeautification ofChennai, wall paintingsdepicting the culture ofTamils were being doneon 50,000 square feet ofspace on Anna Salai.He added thatrestrictions would also beimposed on pasting ofposters and graffiti on theflyovers and subways.CorporationCommissioner RajeshLakhoni also spoke.
Plastics banned on Marina
Chennai, July 27:
Buoyed by the success ofthe '88888' Lights outcampaign last year,ExNora International, aNGO in the field ofEnvironment protection,in association withVelammal EducationalTrust on Sundaylaunched the 99999Lights out campaign tosave the ''Mother Earth''and create an awarenesson Global Warming.The 'Save theEarth 99999 Lights out'campaign is to switch offlights for nine minutes at2100 hrs on the ninth dayof ninth month(September) of the ninthyear of thismillennium(2009).People fromdifferent walks of life,including legal fraternity,educational institutions,Film, TV, Radio, TradeUnions, Bank, Industries,NGOs and the mediaparticipated in thefunction by joining handsto fight against globalwarming.During thefunction, a list of 60 megaevents to be conducted inthe run-up to theSeptember 9 campaign,was released.Speaking onthe occasion, ExNorafounder M B Nirmal andVelammal EducationalTrust CEO M V MVelmurugan said the aimof the ''99999 Lights out'',was to sensitise thepeople about the causes,consequences andsolutions of globalwarming.''Mother Earth istaking its biggest blow, asthe consequences ofglobal warming havestarted to unleash,posing a major threat tohumanity,'' they added.A pledge toprotect the Mother Earthand to save it was taken atthe function.Saluting theMother Earth, people tookoath stating ''Mother Earthyou have been taking careof us. Now Time has comefor us to take care ofyou...We salute you''.Among thosewho participated in thefunction, included wellknown advocate Ms NaliniChidambaram, film actorPrashanth, actressSwarnamalya, RadioJockey Dheena, MadrasHigh Court AdditionalPublic Prosecutor HasanMohammed Jinnah and AllIndia Bank EmployeesAssociation GeneralSecretary and ChiefCoordinator of All India99999 Lights outCampaign C HVenkatachalam.
Exnora, Velammal launchescampaign on global warming
broken open.He alertedDeputy Commissioner ofPolice Bhaskaran andAssistant CommissionerKingsley who along witha posse visited the sceneof the crime.The police saidthere was no securityman at the ATM centre butthere was CCTV camera.So, they said they couldfind the culprit after goingthrough the TV footage.However, the amountstolen would be known onlyafter the technicians openthe ATM.
Chennai: July 27:
Robbers broke open intoan ATM near SembiumPolice Station anddecamped with cash.The theft came to lightthis morning after thechief manager of thebank Ramasamy visitedthe ATM and found it
ATM near police station robbed
Chennai, July 27:
Powersupply will be suspendedin the following areas onTuesday July 28 from9.00 am to 5.00 pm formaintenance work TheSupply will be resumedearlier if the works arecompleted before 5.00 pmsays a TNEB release
VK Pillai street,Venkatachalam Street,Arani Muthu Street,Maddox street, LeeChengalvarayan Streetand BT Mudali Street.
Cooks Road Area:
Tank Bund Road 1stand 2nd Street, BrislinLane, Century Flower Mill,A N Jothi Nagar I & II, NewVazaima Nagar.
YemiStreet, VenkatathiruStreet, New ManikkamStreet, Erran Street,Kandasamy Kovil Street,Venkatesan Street.
Bells Road,Mosque Street, OVMStreet, KrishnappaStreet, CNK Road,Mohamed Abdullah I & IIlane.
JJ Nagar Area:
Mugappair East andWest, Eri Scheme, JJNagar Industrial Estate,Moorthy Nagar, KrishnaNagar and a part ofNolambur.
R K Mutt Road,Pillaiyar Koil Thottom,Vaithiyar Anna MalaiStreet.
Toll Gate Area:
Whole of NewWashermanpet, a part ofVOC Nagar.Madipakkam Area:Madipakkam, Moovara-sampet, Medavakkammain road, Iyyappanagar, Swamy Nagar,West Velachery, Balaiahgarden, Keelkattalai,Karthikeyapuram,Puzhudivakkam.
Medavakkam,Perum-bakkam,Jallanpattai,Nookampalayam, Ara-sankeni, Sithalapakkam,Pallikaranai, Nanman-galam, Kovilambakkam,Okkiyapalayam.
Power shut down tomorrow
Chennai, July 27:
Themanagement of theSAMS College ofEngineering andTechnology, a self-financing institution inTiruvallur, on Sundaycalled for a speedy policeinquiry into variouscharges levelled againstit by an advocate VSSRamkumar and hisbrother SidharthSelvakumar.The college hadrecently come under thescanner of the marinemercantile departmentand the AICTE after asecretly filmed CDcontaining theproceedings of an in-camera inquiryconducted by shippingministry officials withstudents about lack ofbasic amenities oncampus last year waspresented by Ramkumar.At a press conference inChennai, college secretaryM Jayaraman describedthe episode as fallout of aninternal family feud.Ramkumar and Sidharthare the brothers-in-law ofJayaraman. “I urge thecyber crime police tospeedily investigate thematter and probe how theCD was produced, whofilmed the proceedings ofthe incamera inquiry andfrom whose spy camerathis was filmed,” he said.
Speed up probe, appeals SAMScollege management
Chennai, July 27 :
ASharjah-bound aircraft,with 128 passengers onboard, made anemergency landing at theAnna Internationalterminal here on Mondaymorning following atechnical snag.Airport officialssaid the pilot noticed thetechnical snag soon aftertakeoff and made anemergency landing ataround 9.30am.All passengersare safe and have beentaken to a hotel, they said.
Sharjah-bound flight makesemergency landing in Chennai
Chennai , July 27 :
Pricesof thoor dal, urad dalmoved down while gramdal, sugar and wheatedged up. All othercommodities remainedunchanged in thewholesale foodgrainmarket here today.Thoor dalmoved down by Rs 100per quintal to Rs 8,700from Rs 8,800. Urad dalslid by Rs 50 per quintalto Rs 5,850 against theprevious week's rate ofRs 5,900.Gram dal wentup by Rs 50 to Rs 2,900.Both sugar and wheatedged up by Rs 20 eachto Rs 2,500 and Rs 1,700against previous rate.Moong dal,maida and sooji pricesunaltered from theirprevious level.
Thoor dal, urad dal move down