Thursday, January 31, 2008

Collector suspends VAO for failing to create awareness of pension scheme

Collector suspends village administrative officer - The Hindu

CUDDALORE: Collector Rajendra Ratnoo ordered the suspension of Kothandaraman, village administrative officer of Veerasingankuppam in Panruti taluk, on Friday.

In a statement here, Mr. Ratnoo said that the VAO had failed to create awareness of the Indira Gandhi old age pension scheme among villagers.

Cuddalore in the news

Car falls from bridge - The Hindu

In a freak accident, a car fell down from the Anna bridge here on Sunday night, injuring the three occupants of the vehicle full story>>

Case against Jaya TV crew - The Hindu

CUDDALORE: The police have booked a case against Jaya TV reporter and cameraman on charges of trespass and preventing government servants from discharging their duty full story>>

AIADMK decries lack of amenities at hospital - The Hindu

CUDDALORE: All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhgam cadres, led by organising secretary K. Palanisamy, staged a demonstration in front of the Cuddalore Government Headquarters Hospital here on Tuesday, decrying the lack of amenities and shortage of doctors.

Inadequate medical staff in the government hospitals had forced the poor to seek the services of private hospitals full story>>

Gaiety marks celebrations in Cuddalore, Villupuram districts - The Hindu

CUDDALORE: Patriotism and gaiety marked the Republic Day celebrations in Cuddalore and Villupuram districts on Saturday. Dozens of freedom fighters were honoured on the occasion.

District Collector Rajendra Ratnoo, along with Superintendent of Police Pradip Kumar, took the salute and inspected the guard of honour full story>>

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Republic Day celebrations

Republic Day celebrations took place at Anna Stadium,Cuddalore.

The real heroes of the event.

The freedom fighters of Cuddalore getting memento from the District Collector.

Other beneficiaries.

Teachers getting their awards for their exemplary contribution.

Physically challenged people were provided with tricycles.

Celebrations were made colorful by these young ones.

The public relations team - The reason behind the successful events of the district administration.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Drainage water flooded houses in Anandhan Nagar

It has been weeks since it last rained in Cuddalore. Low lying areas inundated by rain water are yet to get back to normal. Anandhan Nagar and MGK Nagar behind Vilvanagar Housing Board in Manjakuppam is one such place, where rain water still remain stagnated over 5 feet.

Inundated houses

Being a low lying area rain water from Gandhi Nagar, Dowlath Nagar and drainage from Hospital Road flows towards the ponds in this area. Every monsoon when level of water raises, drainage water floods into the houses in Anandhan Nagar. Though there never was any initiative for a permanent solution, Cuddalore Municipality use to pump out the water after every rain. Long time residents of the area say, this time even this basic action was not taken from Cu.M.C. even after several written complaints.

Submerged huts

As the water remains stagnant for over three weeks green algae has formed and water starts stinking, posing major health hazard.

Water hyacinth spreads over the stagnated water

Residents use boats made of barrels and thermocol, guided by rope

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Cuddalore in the news

Chemical waste from SIPCOT Cuddalore dumped in Karnataka
Chemical wastes (supposedly from Tagross Chemicals India Ltd and Shasun Drugs and Chemicals) from SIPCOT Cuddalore are dumped in Tumkur district of Karnataka full story>>

Padaleeswarar Temple (Tamil) - Dinamalar
(This link was sent by BK to Cuddalore Online group)

IDFC invests Rs 260 cr in Goodearth Maritime-ship building yard at Cuddalore
IDFC invests Rs 260 cr in Goodearth Maritime, GML is planning big ticket investment into a greenfield ship building yard at Cuddalore as well as foraying into on-shore and off-shore oil drilling sector. The transaction was sealed on Thursday evening, with 03 Capital advising GML on the deal. GML's shipyard is expected to require a total investment of around $500 million in the first phase full story>>
(This link was sent by BK to Cuddalore Online group)

Mining of titanium bearing minerals to be allowed
India has one sixth of ilmenite (titanium bearing mineral or ore) and most of it is concentrated in Tamil Nadu,long the south eastern coast from Cuddalore to Vedaranyam full story>>
(This link was sent by BK to Cuddalore Online group)

Parliament committee visits tsunami affected places in Cuddalore
Parliament Sub-Committee on Rehabilitation of Tsunami Affected Persons and Rajya Sabha member, V Narayana Samy visited Thazhanguda - inaugurated Government Blind School in Semmandalam - Central Government gave away Rs 4,100 crore to Tamil Nadu; Rs 632 crore to Puducherry - In Cuddalore, more than 5,000 houses were handed over to tsunami affected persons and the Government has proposed to construct 4,364 houses - State Government has proposed to build disaster proof houses for the persons who were residing within 1,000 meter of high tide line full story>>

Cuddalore tribes to get design help for traditional skills
Cuddalore (Tamil Nadu): The Federation of South India Producer Associations (SIPA) has tied up with the National Institute of Fashion Design to train tribes from Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu to use new designs in traditional handicrafts full story>>

Good times no more a pipe dream for oil & gas cos in '08 - Economic Times
Major developments in the Indian oil and gas business during 2008 could define it as a turning point - the year is expected to see money being raised for BPCL’s 9 MT Bina refinery, as well as the financial closure for Nagarjuna Oil’s Cuddalore refinery. So, construction will be in full swing at the three new refinery projects at Bina, Cuddalore and Paradip in Orissa, setting the pace for India’s emerging position as an Asian refining hub full story>>

Smart card-based licence, vehicle registration - The Hindu
Smart card-based license to be introduced in Cuddalore and Chennai full story>>

Nod for 5 merchant power plants - The Hindu
...The State Government has given permission for the establishment of five more power projects, with a total capacity of 10,140 megawatts (MWs), under the scheme of merchant power plants.

A Mumbai-based company is going to put up the plant in Cuddalore...

With the latest instalment of five projects, the Government has given the nod for a total of nine projects having an aggregate capacity of 16,140 MW. One 1,000-MW project proposed in Cuddalore is under consideration of the authorities full story>>

Thursday, January 03, 2008

A dusk at Cuddalore Port

A beautiful dusk at Uppanar backwaters in Cuddalore Old Town.