Beach sand mining cases | Madras High Court to commence final hearing from March 11

Beach sand mining cases | Madras High Court to commence final hearing from March 11

Representational image. File | Photo Credit: N. Rajesh The Madras High Court on Monday, February 12, 2024 decided to commence from March 11 the final hearing on a huge of batch of cases related to alleged illicit beach sand mining in Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanniyakumari districts and the blanket mining ban in the State since … Read more

Weekend plans: We are heading to Chennai’s Covelong Classic Surf, Music and Fitness Festival

Weekend plans: We are heading to Chennai’s Covelong Classic Surf, Music and Fitness Festival

From dancing to fitness activities, there’s a lot on offer at the festival Surfers doing what they do best Unless you are living under a rock, you must have heard of the Covelong Classic Surf, Music and Fitness Festival. Back for its ninth edition, this event since its inception in 2013 (with a pandemic-induced break … Read more

Record 6.37 lakh Olive Ridley turtles arrive at Odisha’s Rushikulya beach for mass nesting 

Record 6.37 lakh Olive Ridley turtles arrive at Odisha’s Rushikulya beach for mass nesting 

An Olive Ridley turtle is seen at the Rushikulya river mouth beach and laying eggs on their mass nesting time near to the Podampeta village in Ganjam district of Odisha. | Photo Credit: Biswaranjan Rout About 6.37 lakh Olive Ridley sea turtles have arrived for mass nesting at Rushikulya coast this year, setting a new … Read more

Marina beach pathway for the disabled inaugurated

Marina beach pathway for the disabled inaugurated

An exclusive permanent pathway for persons with disabilities was inaugurated at the Marina on Sunday. The facility, established by the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC), was thrown open by Municipal Administration and Water Supply Minister K.N. Nehru, Health Minister Ma. Subramanian, and HR and CE Minister P.K. Sekar Babu in the presence of Member of Parliament … Read more

Police constable saves lives of three engineering students at Manginapudi beach

Police constable saves lives of three engineering students at Manginapudi beach

A view of Manginapudi beach, near Machilipatnam. File | Photo Credit: The Hindu In a daring act, a police constable Nagaraju, attached to Bandar Taluk police station, saved the lives of three engineering students who were being carried away by the tides at Manginapudi beach on November 23. Krishna district Superintendent of Police P. Joshua … Read more

‘Ticks Surprise Us:’ 2021 May Be Big Lyme Disease Year

Bay Area Lyme Foundation: “Ticks Carrying Disease Found to be Abundant in Beach Areas, Similar to Woodlands, According to New Study.” Daniel Salkeld, PhD, research scientist, Colorado State University. John Aucott, MD, director, Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center. Kirsten Stein, board member, Bay Area Lyme Foundation. Weather.com: “It’s Been the Warmest Winter on … Read more

COVID an Unwelcome Companion for Spring Break 2021

Destination Analysts: “Update on American Travel in the Period of Coronavirus — Week of February 28th.” The Miami Herald: “COVID adds more ‘chaos’ to South Beach spring break as tourists flee lockdowns, cold.” Jessica Malaty Rivera, science communication lead, COVID Tracking Project. World Health Organization: “Timeline: WHO’s COVID-19 response.” Nadeen White, MD, pediatrician and … Read more