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He made Ranganathan Street so crowded... Read before you buy... Aviation sector to grow three times... Reality Check The auto gets a remake Hey Chitti! please take my order TTV stumps all City Corner When the crowd will miss the roar Online approval of layout plans Chennai, the noisiest city Water wars begin 60 years of cultural and economic ties This dabba has a cure for all your ailments Medical miracle! Water woes Indian media-operators of democracy Chennai teachers rank low City Corner - Chennai The worst is yet to come Arnold visits Chennai Chevrolet Sail U-VA Launched Engineering colleges lose lustre Working space for women by woman Metro mania Presto! Bravo! I know nothing else but cinema... Raj Bhavan opened the gates for public Know the start-ups in the city Sathyabhamasat propels ahead Ennore Port excels Force Motors’ two new SUVs Black outs will be knocked out A budget that butted into deficit Two friends trigger a change Book your water tanker Paranjoy on crony capitalism Realty bytes Vanakkam Chennaiyin FC Murugappas-focus on consolidation North Chennai booms Apollo targets a third of CV tyre market Thrills for the holiday season Prithika Yashini takes charge... Maruti Suzuki wins NIQR award Planning the right energy Mexico opens Consulate in Chennai K7’s Entrepreneurial Odyssey Car-free Bessy The sunshine and the shadow side of this digital era Keep in touch, anytime anywhere Metro chugs through the city The sweet killer Chennai to Bengaluru as quick as pizza delivery Frontier Mediville attracts Japanese investments Tamil Nadu Premier League launched Chennai gets its Imax Meters return to the metro Hawker’s paradise gets a permanent place Overflowing garbage Yes, you are safe! City Corner-June Kollywood’s Mahabharatha Chennai airport to become solar-powered Must visit of 2014 Nilam threatens the city Metro chugs the green way Tambaram tracks…. It is not only your noodle... Cricket comes calling to Chennai Chennai soon to get an Aerospace Park City Corner When Chennai became Venice An industry institution link… Million landmark and Rs. 200 crore influx by Yamaha Safe Trac-keeps track on your safety India’s first online-only bicycle brand Coimbatore backs up for Chennai Colourful welcome at the Saidapet station It’s so cool! From trash land to tourist spot A feast for book worms Doing business is not so easy in Chennai Boozing and driving Star studded city When Marina became the Tahrir Square Talk your way and land in a job The underground don zips through A sweet marketing splash by Pattappas Green energy, not really green? Technologists to rescue How to roast 45 human beings alive International conference on saving energy, environment Yamaha in the news Indian of the Year Chennai Silks in flames CMRL takes off till airport The sweet tooth of the city Building highs and lows Chennaites lose 7 crore to debit card frauds Bewailing monsoons the new fad Perplexing communications Outlays and outcome – the long gap Technology handshakes with sanitation A skinny affair A new technique to treat dry sewage India’s first 3D Museum SGRI – a global research centre for building materials Chennai Metro looking for revival Is Chennai now the accident capital? Self-sufficiency in dredging... A praiseworthy peer recognition 377 yet young Need for an integrated approach to medicine The curious case of Evgenii Berdnikov Google street view’s India competitor Missing, but not missing the top spot Education a cause of concern State VAT leads to inflation: a study The 20-year itch of Hindujas ends Pocket Therapist finds mention in Forbes
 
The sweet tooth of the city
Once a disease that was associated with the rich – diabetes today has broken barriers and spread through all strata of the society. Chennai is fast racing to become the diabetes capital of the country. An Indo- Britain joint initiative, Indo-Britain Health Initiative(IBHI) Diabetes Summit, is planned in January to address this issue. The event is targeted to be the largest ever bilateral healthcare event staged between India and the UK. The main issue that the city faces is the lack of public health centres which are necessary to diagnose diabetes at the early stages. Dr V Mohan, Chairman and Chief of Diabetology, Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre, pointed to the lack of trained nurses who could handle the symptoms appropriately.

A delegation from Britain comprising 50 officials from universities and medical technology companies will participate in the summit, which will cover topics such as the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetes and obesity. 

Prithvi Mohandas, founder-secretary of IBHI and joint managing director of MIOT Hospital, said that the landmark event would serve as a platform to bring together public and private sector experts from both Britain and India to find solution to the growing incidece of diabetes rates in respective countries.  

On the Realty hot spot

ALREADY a concrete jungle, Chennai is at its peak in realty. Two independent reports have acknowledged the same. According to two different reports by international property consultants, Knight Frank India and DTZ Insight the South and West suburbs of Chennai will become the hot spots for residential homes. Pallikaranai and Medavakkam in this region have topped the chart among 100 urban centres across the country based on employment, physical infrastructure, connectivity to important locations, access to social infrastructure, planned development, proximity to premium office spaces and land availability. 

The residential sites promise huge returns over the next five years (2013- 2017). According to the report, since 2007, over 68,914 residential units have been constructed in South Chennai. Of these, 50,666 units have been absorbed as of the third quarter of 2012.  
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