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EEC at the National Media Centre Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi SoA @ 80 Air Asia India will set new benchmarks for budget travel L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai Intellectual of rare qualities The Ports’ Pasha expands into Tamil Nadu ONGC at KG Basin West Bengal: mindless malignancy Building loyalty through the stomach Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! Contrarian cousins Welcome GST Five star activism stalls development activity The sea- saw battle continues... Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated Paytm karo... Shipping woes of Chennai companies Fortune 500 review Kinetic Karnataka When online building permits work…. Put expensive assets created to use... Roaring Ro-Ro facility R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital Tatas moving out of urea production... 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This scant respect for Law GNS - 100: our first subscriber Road development slows down Airlines in India: cost and space WTO Meet: resolved to meet again An enemy’s enemy is a friend Tatas moving out of urea production... The balancing act An informal presentation - analytical, forward locking... Fortune for Indian Airlines Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet Where a state respects its litterateurs… Russi Mody – a tribute Cutting the nose to spite the face Engineering seats go abegging The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more The brown list of Venkitaramanan An inexplicable neglect Excel Generators provide the vital back-up A yen for wastage… No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu Alexa – Talking Wikipedia How Air-India loses customs... Convulsions in The Hindu Fuel for thought CII projects higher growth… Multi-faceted Venkat A friendly business group Sweeter prospects for sugar …and of a popular trade leader Revive development banks... 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Sweet news for TN sugar mills PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals Discoms deserve better… Plummeting profits of PSBs New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna Increasing non co-operation of state leaders When nations steal growth from one another… Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad The Gulf aviation boom TIAM turns a full cycle The power-full Hindujas Editor's Says
 
Kudos to NDTV...

Prannoy Roy and his illustrious team of TV journalists at NDTV deserve kudos for their social concerns and deep involvement in social amelioration. Every year Roy and his prized lieutenant, Vikram Chandra, devote time, energies and resources on a topical, emerging issue. For a few years they ran a spirited campaign for providing solar power to hundreds of villages spread across the country, getting wide support from business and political leaders, policymakers, film personalities and other socially conscious citizens.

One may also remember the brilliant series on coastal degradation, by NDTVs Sarah Jacob providing great visual images in arduous trip around the peninsula.

This January the topic taken by NDTV was on Clean India. For 12 continuous hours from 9 a.m under the lead of Amitabh Bachchan and Vikram Chandra, the NDTV team worked on enlisting shram dhan for this cause of Swach Bharat. The result was indeed great: 1.16 crore manhours were pledged for this great cause!

One of the issues related to the involvement of local public in cleaning 49 railway stations. What a facelift these spirited public men and women could give to the crowded Vikhroli station in Mumbai (it handles 3 lakh commuters a day!). What a change to the dingy and dirt-laden station by the dedicated work of around 500 attending to cleaning and decorating the station with lovely paintings!

With its multitude of television companies and prosperous media houses, I wish Chennai metro also rouses the interest of its spirited citizens and corporates to take up such issues of great need.

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