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  • Coronavirus | Weekend lockdown gave infection spread a break, says Health Secretary April 27, 2021 8:39 pm Health Secretary urged people not to come out of their homes over the next few days and follow the State government’s restrictions. The total lock down on Sunday has given the spread of COVID-19 infection a break, health secretary J. Radhakrishnan said on …
  • Police to procure Rs 1.73cr worth ammunition July 12, 2020 10:50 pm Thiruvananthapuram: After facing severe criticism from Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) for mismanaging ammunitions, state police are set to purchase another sizeable number of ammunitions soon. The government has given clearance to police to purchase …
  • When Saidapet becomes Saithappettai June 10, 2020 9:57 am Vehicle movement on Anna Salai, Saithappettai in Chennai(File image) CHENNAI: Are you a resident of Mylapore? Get ready for a name change in documents, as the state government has renamed the popular neighbourhood Mayilappoor. And that’s only one of the 1, …
  • CBSE 12th result 2019: Check list of top colleges, university to apply at May 3, 2019 12:19 pm Along with CBSE, many other state boards class 12 results have been announced. Express photo by Ravi Kanojia. As the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the class 12 result 2019 on May 2, a new challenge now awaits students – college …
  • Top 25 engineering colleges in India, 8 IITs in top 10 list: NIRF ranking 2019 April 15, 2019 2:42 pm IIT-Madras is the best engineering college in India Besides holding number one position in the overall institutes’ category, the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras has again bagged the top position in the engineering college category. President Ram Nath …
  • NIRF ranking 2019: President Ram Nath Kovind to announce ranking shortly April 8, 2019 12:35 pm President of India, Ram Nath Kovind will announce the varsity rankings tomorrow for different fields and courses The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) India Rankings 2019 has been released on April 8. President of India, Ram Nath Kovind …
  • Top 25 engineering colleges in India, IIT-Madras at number 1: NIRF ranking 2019 April 8, 2019 12:35 pm IIT-Madras campus Besides holding number one position in the overall institutes’ category, the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras has again bagged the top position in the engineering college category. President Ram Nath Kovind has today announced the …
  • Rains scale up yet again as depression looms in Bay August 14, 2018 3:54 pm Grim forebodings from a persistently ugly weather front loomed large on Tuesday as the country prepared to observe its 72nd day of Independence on Wednesday. The day coincides with yet another peaking phase of a very wet monsoon, which once again triggered …
  • Two Sri Lankan refugees arrested in India July 29, 2018 8:06 am Two Sri Lankan refugees were arrested in Rameswaram, India on Saturday (28). The coastal security police arrested Sayinson (26) and Jayakumar (27) in Gulf of Mannar Sea Single Island near Pamdan in Rameswaram island. Sayinson was from Puduppatti SLR camp …
  • 2 Sri Lankan refugees arrested in Rameswaram July 28, 2018 3:48 pm [India] July 28 (ANI): Two Sri Lankan refugees were arrested in Rameswaram on Saturday. The coastal security police arrested Sayinson (26) and Jayakumar (27) in Gulf of Mannar Sea Single Island near Pamdan in Rameswaram island. Sayinson was from Puduppatti …
  • Train services hit following jallikattu stir January 22, 2017 7:53 pm The stir in Tamil Nadu and rail blockade demanding lifting of the ban on jallikattu have hit long-distance mail and express trains operating to the State. Following the late running of many trains, Friday’s 56043 Guruvayur- Thrissur Passenger and 56044 …


  • Sniffer dog Roony gets 1st posting after completing training September 22, 2021 1:41 am Coimbatore: Two-year-old female sniffer dog Roony was sent to the Theni district police after the completion of six-month training to detect narcotic drugs at the detective dog training centre at the city police commissionerate here on Tuesday. Police from …
  • How one man’s vision is changing farming practices in TN’s delta region September 15, 2021 5:09 pm Three years ago, when Nimal Raghavan (33) visited his native village in Tamil Nadu from Dubai, where he was working, little did he imagine that a storm brewing over the Bay of Bengal would change the course of his life forever. Or that he would be …
  • Special Investigation Team to study fraudulent land deals during AIADMK regime: TN minister September 6, 2021 5:11 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Commercial Taxes Minister P Moorthy on Monday announced that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) would be formed to study fraudulent land registrations and other irregularities that took place during the past years. …
  • 10 new colleges, Tamil-medium engineering diploma soon in TN August 26, 2021 11:55 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: With a view to increase the admission ratio of students, the State government has decided to establish 10 more arts and science colleges across Tamil Nadu. Besides, from the next academic year onwards, diploma courses in …
  • Karunanidhi on mind, Stalin govt lines up development plans, memorial August 25, 2021 12:24 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: A memorial for former chief minister M Karunanidhi will be constructed at the Marina at a cost of Rs 39 crore, announced Chief Minister MK Stalin in the Assembly on Tuesday. During the first Rule 110 announcement of this …
  • Ahead of polls to urban local bodies, TN to have six more corporations, 28 new municipalities August 24, 2021 3:17 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Ahead of elections to urban local bodies which are expected in a few months, Tamil Nadu will have six more municipal corporations and 28 more municipalities. With this, the number of municipal corporations will go up from 15 …
  • COVID-19 cases dip marginally to 1,896 August 16, 2021 4:27 am The daily count of COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu, which was hovering around 1,900, came down to 1,896 on Sunday, along with a marginal reduction in the number of tests. While the number of persons tested came down from 1,59,684 the day before to 1,56,973, …
  • Tamil Nadu government honours individuals excelling in their fields August 16, 2021 2:42 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Individuals who rendered exceptional service in their fields and showed great courage in the face of adversities were honoured by Chief Minister MK Stalin on Sunday during the Independence Day celebrations at Fort St George …
  • Government to release document highlighting Tamil Nadu’s role in freedom struggle: CM Stalin August 15, 2021 6:59 am Express News Service CHENNAI: Hoisting the Tricolour for the first time at the ramparts of Fort St George on the occasion of 75th Independence day celebrations, Chief Minister MK Stalin on Sunday announced that the State government would release a complete …
  • DesiCrew scales up AI and ML service offerings August 2, 2021 10:22 am Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], August 2 (ANI/NewsVoir): The Chennai-based DesiCrew, a digital transformation services company in the league of India's Tier I tech service vendors with matching offerings, is set to scale up its Artificial …
  • Tamil Diaspora aims to bring USD 500 million VC funds in TN through start-ups by financial year-end July 22, 2021 9:21 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Tamil Diaspora in United States is likely to bring the portfolio of US investor funds totalling between $250 million to $500 million by the end of this financial year nurturing start-ups in innovation, research and …
  • Lockdown effect: Suicide rate remains high in Tamil Nadu's central zone July 5, 2021 8:54 am By Express News Service TIRUCHY: Suicide rate continues to be high in the central zone and over 1,300 suicides have been reported in the past six months in all the nine districts. Experts have said that the extended lockdown has increased mental stress …
  • Covid cases still not dipping in few TN districts July 4, 2021 1:55 am Express News Service CHENNAI: Even as Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu has dipped to a huge extent in the last few weeks, the number of cases has stagnated or has been dipping at a very slow pace in about 10 districts, an analysis by Express found. Public …
  • Online fitness classes see a surge in demand in Chennai June 29, 2021 12:21 am Express News Service CHENNAI: With staying indoors becoming the new normal, the online fitness industry has witnessed a surge in demand. Fitness trainers say the demand among children too has increased, especially after the second wave of the Covid-19 …
  • Tamil Nadu extends COVID lockdown till June 28. Here is the list of activities allowed June 20, 2021 2:49 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu state government has extended the ongoing lockdown till June 28 morning 6 am with some more relaxations starting Monday. The public transport such as bus service will resume in Chennai and its three …
  • Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till June 28, some Covid restrictions eased | What's allowed/restricted June 20, 2021 1:03 pm The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday extended coronavirus lockdown in the state for one more week, until June 28, following consultations with medical experts. However, some Covid-19 restrictions have been eased in certain districts. The state will follow a …
  • Tamil Nadu announces Rs 61.09 crore paddy cultivation package for farmers June 17, 2021 12:11 pm Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Thursday announced a Rs 61.09 crore Kuruvai paddy cultivation package for more than two lakh delta farmers aiming to bring additional area under this short-term crop. The scheme, benefitting 2,07,259 farmers of …
  • Tamil Nadu CM Stalin announces Rs.61 Cr Kuruvai package for delta farmers  June 17, 2021 8:21 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister MK Stalin today announced a Kuruvai package worth Rs.61.09 crore for delta farmers. The scheme will benefit 2,07,259 farmers in the districts of Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai and Thiruvarur and …
  • MK Stalin’s first month in office shows his govt means business June 8, 2021 12:45 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: It has been a month since the government led by MK Stalin assumed office, and not a single day passed without his chairing meetings on various issues, but especially Covid-19.He visited the districts where the infection …
  • Latest India Covid rules: What all is open & what all is closed at which place as of June week 2 June 7, 2021 2:05 am NEW DELHI: As the second wave of coronavirus in the country continues to slow down, several states have started easing the strict restrictions which were imposed to check the spread of the virus. The national capital has allowed malls and markets to open …
  • Hope embedded in despair June 6, 2021 7:50 am Discussions on the role of online education offer valuable insights on the way forward for higher education As the pandemic rages, all systems that have been painstakingly put in place are being sorely tested. Often, the trials faced by the people who …
  • Covid lockdown in Tamil Nadu extended, shopping complexes, cinema halls and malls to remain shut June 5, 2021 8:14 pm Covid-19 breath test could give you results in 60 seconds The Tamil Nadu government, on Saturday, extended the Covid lockdown for one more week from June 07 to June 14. Considering the decline in test positivity rate (TPR), authorities have decided to …
  • Lockdown extended in Tamilnadu June 5, 2021 12:26 pm By Chennaivision in Chennai News, News June 5, 2021 Following recommendations from officials and health experts, the State government has extended the lockdown by another week, with a few relaxations. As the complete lockdown was scheduled to end at 6 am …
  • TN ordered to provide Rs 3 lakh to woman as compensation for medical negligence May 13, 2021 12:21 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has recommended the Tamil Nadu government to provide a compensation of Rs 3 lakh to the family of a woman, who died allegedly due to medical negligence at the government hospital in …
  • TN Assembly: Appavu, Pitchandi to be Speaker and Dy Speaker May 12, 2021 1:40 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: A total of 223 newly-elected legislators took oath of office in the State Assembly on Tuesday. Senior members M Appavu and K Pitchandi of DMK were elected unopposed as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Assembly. Pro-tem …
  • No canals from Cabinet flow into Delta, residents pin hopes on next rejig  May 8, 2021 1:39 am Express News Service CHENNAI/SALEM: The delta districts are dismayed as they have no representation in Chief Minister MK Stalin’s first cabinet, despite the DMK bagging many seats in the districts. The AIADMK-led alliance had bagged only three out of …
  • Tamil Nadu logs 24,898 new cases, 195 deaths May 6, 2021 9:26 pm Tamil Nadu recorded 24,898 new COVID-19 cases in the single biggest day spike so far on Thursday, pushing the caseload to 12,97,500, while a record 195 deaths in the last 24 hours took the toll to 14,974. According to a medical bulletin, 21,546 people were …
  • MK Stalin stakes claim to form govt in Tamil Nadu May 5, 2021 11:45 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI; DMK president MK Stalin will be sworn in as Chief Minister of the State on Friday at a formal function to be held in Raj Bhavan. Having been elected as leader of the legislative party, Stalin met Governor Banwarilal Purohit …
  • Tamil Nadu records 23 more Covid deaths April 11, 2021 2:38 pm Representative imageTamil Nadu recorded 11 short of 6,000 fresh Covid-19 cases and 23 deaths on Saturday as the second surge continued unabated. Active cases jumped to 37,673 as just 1,952 patients were discharged. For the second consecutive day, the state …
  • Dhinakaran hopes to survive TN electoral battle April 6, 2021 2:24 am Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 5 (ANI): Founder of Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) and former deputy general secretary of AIADMK, TTV Dhinakaran says he has been inspired by former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and would implement schemes …
  • CBI raids over 100 locations in bank fraud cases amounting to Rs 3,700 cr March 26, 2021 3:31 pm The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Thursday conducted searches over 100 places in 11 States and Union Territories (UTs) in connection with more than 30 cases of bank fraud amounting to over Rs 3,700 crore. As per a statement, the searches are part …
  • CBI raids over 100 places in bank fraud cases March 26, 2021 4:34 am New Delhi [India], March 26 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Thursday conducted searches over 100 places in 11 States and Union Territories (UTs) in connection with more than 30 cases of bank fraud amounting to over Rs 3,700 crore. As per a …
  • AIADMK alliance is 'victorious alliance: TN CM March 18, 2021 1:43 am Thiruvarur (Tamil Nadu) [India], March 17 (ANI): With Tamil Nadu Assembly elections around the corner, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami slammed opposition parties and claimed that AIADMK's alliance will emerge 'victorious' and …
  • New Covid-19 cluster emerges in Thanjavur school, 56 students and a teacher test positive March 15, 2021 1:25 am A government-aided girls’ school in Ammapetai village in Thanjavur district has emerged as a Covid-19 cluster after 56 students and a teacher tested positive for the novel coronavirus. A Class XI student first tested positive for Covid-19 on March 9. As …
  • TN Polls: SDPI to contest on 6 seats in alliance with AMMK March 12, 2021 3:03 am Kalyani (West Bengal) [India], March 11 (ANI): Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) will contest from six seats in Tamil Nadu assembly polls in alliance with TTV Dhinakaran's Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK), said SDPI Tamil Nadu President …
  • CM Palaniswami to lay foundation stone for Cauvery-Vaigai-Gundar Link scheme on Sunday February 19, 2021 4:22 pm By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will lay the foundation stone for the Cauvery-Vellaru-Vaigai-Gundar Link scheme on Sunday. He will be inaugurating the Rs 6,941 crore-first phase of the project at Kunathur in …
  • Modi talks of Sri Lankan Tamils ahead of TN polls February 15, 2021 2:01 pm The Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu may be only a couple of months away but Mr Modi refused to be drawn into any election-related issues Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over the indigenously built Arjun Main Battle Tank Mk-1A to the Indian …
  • 2 engineering students run over by train February 6, 2021 6:10 am Coimbatore: Two students of a private engineering college were run over by a train on Wednesday night. The deceased were identified as Siva, 22, of Seelapadi in Dindigul district and P Pavithran, 22, of Mannargudi in Thiruvarur district. The youths were …
  • Veteran Tamil publisher T. S. Raamalingam no more January 4, 2021 9:09 am T.S. Raamalingam, veteran Tamil publisher, died at his residence in Chennai in the early hours of Monday following a cardiac arrest. He was 70. He is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son. As per his wish, the body will be handed over to Sri …
  • DMK makes baseless charges: CM December 22, 2020 4:12 pm The DMK, unable to digest good response to the ‘Pongal gift hamper’ announcement and the assistance of ₹2,500 to rice cardholders, was making baseless allegations against the AIADMK rule in a vain attempt to divert people’s attention, Chief Minister …
  • Weather watch: South Tamil Nadu makes gains from easterly wave December 17, 2020 8:32 am The prevailing easterly wave activity over the Bay of Bengal is expected to trigger scattered to fairly widespread rain/thundershowers over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala, Mahe and Lakshadweep for four more days, according to an update by the …
  • Bringing the goddess home December 13, 2020 3:33 am By S Vijay Kumar In a rare case of repatriation, a Canadian university has decided to return an idol of Annapurna that had been stolen from India in 1913 The story goes that in 1913, Norman MacKenzie, a lawyer and art collector from the Canadian province …
  • Today's weather: ‘Burevi’ remnant stalls; heavy rain over Tamil Nadu December 4, 2020 2:25 pm Stalling of the deep depression from erstwhile cyclone ‘Burevi’ has swamped parts of Tamil Nadu, especially the northern districts during the 24 hours ending for a second day on Friday with huge transport of moisture on view through the day from the Gulf …
  • Are college campuses safe for students to return? December 2, 2020 12:20 am Express News Service CHENNAI: As colleges brace for return of final-year students on December 7, educational institutions that were converted into Covid-19 isolation centres are struggling to make their campuses clean and safe. Representatives of several …
  • Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Heavy rains hit Mamallapuram ahead of landfall; ops suspended at Chennai airport November 25, 2020 1:46 pm Image Source : PTI Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Tamil Nadhu, Puducherry brace up for Cyclone; IMD predicts winds up to 145 kmph Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Cyclone Nivar is expected to intensify into a "very severe cyclonic storm" and make landfall Wednesday. …
  • Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Over 37K people evacuated from TN, Puducherry; 25 NDRF teams on ground November 25, 2020 11:38 am Image Source : PTI Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Tamil Nadhu, Puducherry brace up for Cyclone; IMD predicts winds up to 145 kmph Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Cyclone Nivar is expected to intensify into a "very severe cyclonic storm" and make landfall Wednesday. …
  • Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Over 24,000 people shifted to relief centres in TN, 26 flights cancelled November 25, 2020 9:38 am Image Source : PTI Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Tamil Nadhu, Puducherry brace up for Cyclone; IMD predicts winds up to 145 kmph Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Cyclone Nivar, which is expected to intensify into a "very severe cyclonic storm" and make landfall …
  • Tamil Nadu, Puducherry brace for Cyclone Nivar November 25, 2020 12:19 am Intermittent rains lashed several parts of Tamil Nadu as the deep depression over Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm, 'Nivar'. (Express photo: Janardhan Koushik)A DEEP depression over Bay of Bengal that has intensified into a cyclonic …
  • Cyclone Nivar: TN declares public holiday on Wednesday; Puducherry imposes Section 144 from Tuesday night November 24, 2020 5:53 pm Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami on Tuesday declared a public holiday on Wednesday as Cyclone Nivar is expected to make landfall in the State on Wednesday evening. The Chief Minister appealed to people to stay indoors and adhere to …
  • Tamil Nadu: Cyclone Nivar turns severe, state govt announces public holiday tomorrow November 24, 2020 12:50 pm According to the India Meteorogical Department, rainfall is very likely at most places in Tamil Nadu, Puduchery and Karaikal with heavy to very heavy showers at a few places and extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places on Wednesday. (Express photo: …
  • Cyclone Nivar: Tamil Nadu districts announce helpline numbers for emergency use November 24, 2020 6:19 am By Express News Service It's official. The deep depression has intensified into a cyclonic storm - Nivar - over southwest Bay of Bengal. The Tamil Nadu government has rolled out many precautionary measures which included suspension of bus services in 7 …
  • Cyclone Nivar live: Landfall on Nov 25 evening November 24, 2020 5:50 am Tamil Nadu: Nine IPS officers have been designated to monitor and supervise rescue and relief The officers have been appointed in Kancheepuram, Chengalpet, Tiruvallur, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Trichy, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Pudukottai, Thanjavur …
  • Cyclone Nivar: IMD issues a red alert in Tamil Nadu November 23, 2020 5:59 pm Chennai: Tamil Nadu is bracing itself for heavy rains as cyclone Nivar is expected to hit on Wednesday afternoon. The IMD has issued a red alert for the State — a label that urges the authorities and residents to jump into action — for Tuesday and …
  •  32 Tamilians stranded in Kuwait brought home after External Affairs ministry intervention November 20, 2020 6:06 pm Express News Service TIRUCHY: As the Air India Express flight from Kuwait docked at the Tiruchy International Airport on Thursday, there was a huge sigh of relief. Among the hundreds of passengers in the flight, 32 natives of the state who were stranded at …
  • Udhayanidhi to kick-start campaign from Karunanidhi’s birthplace November 20, 2020 1:45 am Express News Service CHENNAI: DMK’s youth wing secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin will commence his campaign tour, tentatively titled “Thamizhagam Meetpom,” on Friday from Thirukkuvalai, the birthplace of his grandfather and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi. A report …
  • All welcome delay in reopening schools but... what next? November 13, 2020 2:44 am Express News Service CHENNAI: Students and teachers heaved a sigh of relief after the State government postponed its decision to reopen educational institutions. The fear of a second wave of Coronavirus has gripped the State as many Indian cities are …
  • TN’s Covid count crosses 7.5 lakh November 12, 2020 10:54 pm With 2,184 fresh cases on Wednesday, Tamil Nadu’s tally touched 7,50,409. The State added 50,000 cases in 20 days after crossing the seven lakh mark on October 22. Previously, it took 12 days for Tamil Nadu to get from 6,50,000 to 7,00,000 cases. …
  • Students worried about returning to campuses used as Covid care centres November 7, 2020 10:52 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: With the scheduled reopening of schools and colleges just a few days away, students and teachers say they feel massively under-prepared for it. They have urged the government to come up guidelines for a phased reopening, along …
  • Women in Indian village praise Kamala Harris’s bid for US vice-president November 4, 2020 10:54 am Chennai — More than 12,870km from Washington, Indian women have been rooting for the “America lady” in the village of US vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris’s grandfather. As locals in Thulasendrapuram's temple held special prayers for a …
  • Tamil Nadu Village Prays For Kamala Harris's Victory In US Polls November 3, 2020 5:41 pm As millions of US citizens queue up to vote for their next President and his deputy, the people of Thulasenthirapuram in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday prayed for the success of Kamala Harris, Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee, who has a connect to this small …
  • US elections 2020: Locals in Kamala Harris' ancestral Tamil Nadu village pray for her success November 3, 2020 9:01 am By ANI THIRUVARUR: As US citizens decide the fate of Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris today, locals of her ancestral village in Thulasenthirapuram in Tiruvarur district offered prayers at a temple wishing success for her in the polls. …
  • COVID-19 positive Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister Doraikkannu passes away at 72 October 31, 2020 8:21 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Minister for Agriculture R Doraikkannu passed away on Sunday after a brief struggle with COVID-19. He is survived by his wife Bhanumathi, four daughters, and two sons.  His mortal remains are likely to be taken …
  • Tamil Nadu NEET aspirants on testing times faced during preparations October 18, 2020 9:28 am Express News Service Shakthivel, who comes from an economically disadvantaged family, scored 674 in NEET without signing up for any coaching class. "Whenever someone heard that I was preparing for NEET, the first question they asked was which coaching …
  • NEET aspirants on testing times faced during preparations October 17, 2020 9:48 pm Express News Service ‘Can score high even without coaching’ Everyone told Shakthivel that he had no chance at cracking NEET without going for coaching. Still he did not sign up at any centre and today his scorecard reads 674. Hailing from a poor family in …
  • In memory of her child, woman gifts doctor to TN October 11, 2020 1:02 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Her sisters describe Charumathi as painfully shy, but unwavering in her mission. After cracking NEET with a score of 370, she secured a seat at the Government Medical College in Thiruvarur. Charumathi prematurely believed …
  • ‘Keep rhinoceros beetle at bay’ October 8, 2020 6:13 am The Coconut Research Station, Veppankulam, has advised farmers engaged in replanting coconut seedlings in areas affected by cyclone Gaja to adopt an integrated approach to check rhinoceros beetle attack in trees. Rhinoceros beetle is a pest which cuts the …
  • Tamil Nadu adds 5,622 new COVID-cases, tally mounts to 6.14 lakh October 3, 2020 6:07 pm By PTI CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu on Saturday recorded 5,622 new COVID-19 cases taking the overall tally to 6,14,507 while the death toll jumped to 9,718 with 65 more people succumbing to the virus, the Health department said. The number of recoveries climbed to …
  • Tamil Nadu’s Covid count crosses 5 lakh, death toll reaches 8,381 September 14, 2020 7:39 pm Tamil Nadu’s overall Covid-19 tally on Sunday crossed the unenviable milestone of 5 lakh cases. With 5,693 new cases getting detected in the last 24 hours the state’s Covid-19 tally stands at 5,02,759. The State recorded the first case on March 7, but …
  • DMK alleges scam in Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, BJP wants enquiry September 8, 2020 8:28 am Chennai: The alleged large scale siphoning off of funds meant for the State’s farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, which envisages an annual cash payment of Rs 6000 to each of the 9.5 crore farmers in the country, saw not just the BJP …
  • TN unveils Electronics and Hardware Manufacturing Policy, targets $100 billion output by 2025 September 7, 2020 9:44 am Express News Service CHENNAI: In a bid to increase Tamil Nadu’s electronics industry output to USD 100 billion by 2025, Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami on Monday unveiled the Tamil Nadu Electronics and Hardware Manufacturing Policy. The policy is …
  • Support for Trump, Biden even: Indians’ and Indian-Americans’ perspective of US Presidential race September 2, 2020 4:24 am By J.V. Lakshmana Rao As Indian-Americans in the US, many elite Indians in India too have been evincing keen interest in the 2020 US Presidential elections and have been guessing about who will be the next US President and the next US Vice President, and …
  • TN’s Covid count nears 4 lakh August 27, 2020 8:15 pm The cumulative case tally in Tamil Nadu is nearring four lakh with 5,958 new cases on Wednesday. The state reported 118 deaths, pushing the cumulative toll to 6,839. After the state discharged 5,606 patients on Wednesday, the recovery rate stood at 82%. At …
  • Tamil Nadu's Covid cases: 3 lakh and counting August 11, 2020 12:32 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The State’s tally of Covid-19 cases crossed the three lakh-mark with 5,914 fresh cases being reported on Monday. As many as 114 deaths were also included in the day’s medical bulletin, taking the State toll to 5,041. The …
  • Tamil Nadu records 5,879 new COVID-19 cases, 99 deaths August 2, 2020 9:03 am Image Source : FILE Tamil Nadu records 5,879 new COVID-19 cases Tamil Nadu continued to record a slight dip in number of fresh COVID-19 cases with 5,879 patients contracting the infection on Saturday, taking the tally to 2,51,738, the health department …
  • State sees marginal dip with 5,864 cases July 30, 2020 10:27 pm After a week of reporting more than 6,000 cases a day, Tamil Nadu saw a marginal dip in fresh infections, as 5,864 persons tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. However, for the first time, the Health Department’s bulletin recorded over 90 deaths, …
  • Tamil Nadu records highest single day Covid death toll of 97 July 30, 2020 4:17 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu reported 5,864 new Covid-19 positive cases on Thursday. After a week, the number has dipped below the 6,000-mark. With 97 more deaths, the toll now stands at 3,838.  Chennai alone recorded 1,175 cases and its …
  • ONGC rapped by NGT panel for inadequate steps to control pipeline leaks in Cauvery delta July 30, 2020 2:01 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Measures taken by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) to control incidents of oil leakages from a network of underground pipelines in the delta region of Thiruvarur district are inadequate, said a joint …
  • Tamil Nadu records 6,426 new Covid-19 positive cases, 82 deaths, new mother among deceased July 29, 2020 8:57 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: The State reported 6,426 new Covid-19 positive cases and 82 deaths, including a new mother at Ariyalur, taking tally to 2,34,114 and toll to 3,741 on Wednesday. Four transgenders and also 33 people who came to Tamil Nadu …
  • We-learning? July 19, 2020 1:38 am By Express News Service Neatly ironed uniforms, heavy school bags, chatter and laughter – gone are the days when teaching was confined within the four walls of a classroom. Thanks to the pandemic the classrooms are now at fingertips, at least for those who …
  • Railways sets target of becoming net zero carbon emitter and electrification of routes July 13, 2020 1:41 pm The Railways has set a target of going completely green by becoming a 'net zero' carbon emitter by 2030 through various initiatives, including electrification of broad gauge, improving energy efficiency and switching to renewable sources, the …
  • TN urban planning body to open 15 new offices across state, builders welcome move July 7, 2020 2:18 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Developers and individual builders can now heave a sigh of relief as the Tamil Nadu government has permitted the reorganisation of existing offices in the Directorate of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) and create 15 new …
  • COVID-19 testing laboratory to be set up in Karaikal soon, says Puducherry CM July 2, 2020 4:46 pm By Express News Service PUDUCHERRY: A COVID-19 testing laboratory will soon be set up in Karaikal region of the Union territory, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said on Thursday. In an audio clip sent to newsmen from Karaikal shortly after a COVID …
  • DMK MLA from Cheyyur tests positive for COVID-19 June 27, 2020 6:59 am Besides Chennai, 191 cases were reported in Chengalpattu, 98 in Kancheepuram, 170 in Thiruvallur, 10 each in Ariyalur and Nagapattinam, 29 in Coimbatore, 21 in Cuddalore, 15 in Dindigul, five each in Erode and Thiruvarur, 25 each in Kallakurichi and …
  • 36 IAS officers to monitor fight against COVID-19 across Tamil Nadu June 18, 2020 10:35 am Express News Service CHENNAI: The state government has appointed monitoring officers for 33 districts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Three officers had already been appointed to Chengalpattu, Thiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts in May. For Chennai, …
  • Chennai returnees push up coronavirus tally in central Tamil Nadu June 15, 2020 7:16 pm By Express News Service TIRUCHY: The central districts recorded 50 COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the number of active cases to 333 in the region. Thanjavur and Thiruvarur recorded the most cases, with 12 and 10, respectively. Nagapattinam recorded 10 …
  • Gold worth Rs 77 lakh stolen from locked house June 15, 2020 3:15 pm THIRUVARUR: Unidentified men looted 220 sovereigns of gold jewellery, worth Rs 70 lakh, and Rs 7 lakh in cash from a locked house near Koradachery in Thiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu in the early hours on Monday. According to police, Sarbudeen, 34, of …
  • Tamil Nadu changes the names of 1018 places June 11, 2020 7:09 am Chennai: 'Thiruvallikeni', an old settlement of Chennai, can no longer be written in English as 'Triplicane'. That place name has to be written in English as the word is pronounced in the original Tamil, as 'Thiruvallikkeni'. New …
  • TN government alters English names of 1,018 places to match their Tamil pronounciation June 10, 2020 7:30 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: The state government has issued a notification as per the recommendation of an experts committee for changing the names of 1,018 places, including of many important places, in accordance with how they are exactly pronounced …
  • Foundation laid for upgrading cancer hospital in Kancheepuram June 9, 2020 9:54 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: Through video conferencing from the secretariat, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday inaugurated a host of government offices and other facilities. Foundations were laid for upgrading Arignar Anna Government …
  • Poll panel cancels Thiruvarur bypoll January 8, 2019 5:49 am The Election Commission has cancelled its election notification for the constituency that fell vacant after the death of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi, putting off a high-stakes poll contest for Dravidian parties DMK and AIADMK just months ahead of …
  • EC cancels Thiruvarur by-election January 7, 2019 1:23 pm Chennai: The Election Commission (EC) has cancelled the Thiruvarur Assembly by-election in Tamil Nadu, citing the ongoing relief work after the Gaja cyclone that devastated major parts of Thiruvarur district, giving a huge relief to major political parties …
  • Tamil Nadu: EC cancels Thiruvarur assembly bypoll due to Cyclone Gaja January 7, 2019 11:12 am The Election Commission had earlier announced that polling for the Thiruvarur constituency would be held January 28 with counting on January 31. The Election Commission Monday cancelled the bypoll to Tamil Nadu’s Thiruvarur assembly seat on account of the …
  • EC cancels Thiruvarur Assembly by-poll citing Gaja aftermath January 7, 2019 5:33 am [India], Jan 7 (ANI): The by-election to Thiruvarur Assembly constituency which was slated for January 28 has been cancelled by the Election Commission at the request of the Tamil Nadu government and the district administration (Thiruvarur) who are pre- …
  • EC rescinds Thiruvarur by-election January 7, 2019 4:08 am Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has rescinded its January 3 notification announcing the by-election in Tamil Nadu’s Thiruvarur Assembly constituency. In a communication to the Chief Electoral Officer, Tamil Nadu, the EC on Sunday said …
  • Bypoll to Thiruvarur Assembly constituency rescinded January 7, 2019 2:42 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Election Commission has rescinded the by-election to Thiruvarur Assembly constituency. The commission’s communication in this regard was sent to Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahu last night and the CEO confirmed …
  • Thiruvarur bypoll: DMK names Poondi Kalaivanan, AMMK to field S.Kamaraj January 5, 2019 7:48 am The Election Commission had earlier announced that polling for the Thiruvarur constituency would be held January 28 with counting on January 31. The Dravid Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) today named Poondi Kalaivanan, the Thiruvarur District secretary of the …
  • DMK fields party District Secretary in Thiruvarur by-election January 4, 2019 1:02 pm Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Ending all speculation about fielding someone from the DMK’s “first family”, the party on Friday announced the candidature of a senior leader Poondi Kalaivanan as its candidate in the Thiruvarur Assembly by-election on January 28. “ …
  • By-polls in Haryana's Jind, Tamil Nadu's Thiruvarur on Jan 28 December 31, 2018 4:43 pm [India], Dec 31 (ANI): The by-election in the assembly constituencies of Jind in Haryana and Thiruvarur in Tamil Nadu will be held on January 28, while the counting of votes will take place on January 31. As per a statement from the Election Commission of …
  • Cyclone Gaja: Trees uprooted trees, roofs damaged in Thiruvarur's Kokaladi November 16, 2018 7:22 pm [India], Nov 16 (ANI): Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds caused due to Cyclone Gaja, which made a landfall in the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Friday uprooted trees and damaged houses in Thiruvarur's Kokaladi village. Sand was …
  • What's ailing rural India: Ground report from Thiruvarur Tamil Nadu April 27, 2017 4:55 pm Apr 27, 2017 09:58 PM IST | Source: CNBC-TV18 Farmers from Tamil Nadu called off the 40-day strike in New Delhi that was part of their efforts to get central government help in surviving the drought. However several opposition parties in the state have …

  • Organic farming, the solution and more to this foreign returnee in Perambalur September 18, 2021 3:08 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR: Not only has his interest in organic farming bestowed V Nagarasan, a 43-year-old native of Keelapuliyur village in the district, with the sound health that he so yearned for that made him even his leave job abroad, it has …
  • Tamil Nadu registers 1,580 cases, 22 deaths September 14, 2021 6:12 am Image used for representational purpose onlyCHENNAI: Fresh Covid-19 cases dropped to 1,580 on Monday compared to 1,608 on Sunday. New cases have come down for the second consecutive day, after the state saw cases go up for nearly four days last week. …
  • Western Ghats to get heavy rain; scattered showers in few TN districts September 14, 2021 5:29 am The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said the Western Ghats will get heavy rainfall in the next few days and that the districts of Tamil Nadu adjoining the Ghats will get scattered rain for the next two to three days. Heavy rain may occur in …
  • 20 sovereigns of gold looted from professor’s house September 14, 2021 12:02 am Coimbatore: Burglars broke open a house at the staff quarters of Government College of Technology on Thadagam Road and looted 20 sovereigns of gold ornaments from the house. K Ramesh, 44, works as a professor at the department of mechanical engineering at …
  • 1,639 new COVID-19 cases, 27 deaths in Tamil Nadu September 11, 2021 3:01 pm By PTI CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu logged 1,639 fresh COVID-19 cases and 27 deaths on Saturday, pushing the overall caseload to 26,32,231 and the toll to 35,146. Recoveries were lesser than new infections with 1,517 people getting discharged in the last 24 hours, …
  • Villupuram MP Ravikumar tells HC he is a member of the DMK September 8, 2021 1:46 am After Erode Member of Parliament A. Ganesamoorthy denied being a member of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), Villupuram MP D. Ravikumar has now told the Madras High Court that he belongs to the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and not …
  • Special Investigation Team to study fraudulent land deals during AIADMK regime: TN minister September 6, 2021 5:11 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Commercial Taxes Minister P Moorthy on Monday announced that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) would be formed to study fraudulent land registrations and other irregularities that took place during the past years. …
  • Hesitancy still high: Chennai lags behind in vaccinating pregnant mothers against COVID-19 September 4, 2021 3:37 am Express News Service CHENNAI: While COVID-19 vaccination coverage among antenatal (pregnant) mothers in Tamil Nadu has increased from 37 per cent on August 20 to 56 per cent on August 30, concerns remain as the vaccination coverage in Chennai still is much …
  • 15 districts in Tamil Nadu report marginal increase in fresh Covid infections September 4, 2021 2:57 am 19 deaths recorded on Friday took the death toll to 34,980 and the state reported a cumulative case tally of 26.19 lakh.CHENNAI: Fresh cases of Covid-19 went up marginally to 1,568 on Friday compared to 1,562 on Thursday and 1,509 on Wednesday. Fifteen …
  • End of road for Jayalalithaa varsity, Bill passed amid protests by AIADMK September 1, 2021 2:45 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Tuesday passed a Bill merging the Dr J Jayalalithaa University, based in Villupuram, with the Annamalai University, in Chidambaram. Annamalai University, which has been a unitary institution so …
  • TN to use drones to monitor mining August 31, 2021 12:02 pm The Tamil Nadu government will use drones to check the quantum of minerals mined from its leased quarries at an outlay of Rs 25 crore, said Water Resources Minister Duraimurugan. He also said the unused quarries in the state will be used for water …
  • This techie-turned-farmer from TN wants millets on your plate August 29, 2021 1:41 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR: For T Nallappan, a computer engineer-turned-organic farmer, cultivating and distributing millet is the most joyful thing. Hailing from Perali village in Perambalur district, the 34-year-old sells his produce across the …
  • National commission for changing contract system of hiring sanitary workers August 28, 2021 1:57 am PERAMBALUR: The National Commission for Safai Karamcharis has recommended to the Tamil Nadu government to change the contract system of employment of sanitary workers, according to its chairperson M.Venkatesan. Speaking to reporters here after holding a …
  • Tamil Nadu reports 1,573 fresh COVID-19 cases August 25, 2021 11:23 pm Except for three districts of Tamil Nadu, all others reported less than 100 fresh cases each on Wednesday. The State recorded 1,573 fresh cases, as against a total of 1,56,386 persons tested, according to the daily bulletin issued by the Directorate of …
  • Two chain snatchers arrested August 24, 2021 11:53 pm Coimbatore: The city police arrested two chain snatchers on Tuesday and recovered from them two gold chains weighing 11.5 sovereigns. On Monday, the duo, identified as 23-year-old R Santhosh, of Ariyalur, and 20-year-old S Vignesh, of Perambalur, had …
  • Five districts in Tamil Nadu report less than 10 cases each August 23, 2021 11:39 pm With 1,604 fresh cases of COVID-19 reported on Monday, the number of persons who tested positive rose to 26,02,489 in Tamil Nadu. While five districts reported less than 10 cases each, the number of cases remained high in the larger cities. As many as 18, …
  • 24-hour vaccination centres in govt. medical college hospitals August 21, 2021 10:33 pm In districts without medical colleges, it will be arranged at govt. hospitals All government medical college hospitals in the State will have round-the-clock COVID-19 vaccination centres from Monday. The first such centre was opened at the Directorate of …
  • 14 years after being formed, this TN district still doesn't have own building for fire station August 20, 2021 10:33 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: A fire on Tuesday led to the houses of the differently abled Murugesan and his son Sivakumar of Colony Street at Varanavasi in Ariyalur district getting severely damaged. While firefighters were reportedly late in reaching …
  • TNAU initiates cotton farmers into high-density cultivation August 18, 2021 12:12 pm Cotton farmers have been sensitised to benefits of mechanised sowing of high-density planting system and pesticide spraying by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University’s research station at Vepppanthattai. The high-density system involving raising of five to 10 …
  • Women at helm of affairs in Perambalur district of Tamil Nadu  August 18, 2021 7:57 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR: Recent government appointments in various departments has added Perambalur district in a unique league as more than nine women officers including the District Collector are now at the helm of various government affairs. In …
  • HC revokes suspension of officials in Perambalur Coop Society citing no impartial inquiry August 10, 2021 11:57 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: After observing that there was no impartial inquiry conducted by authorities concerned, the Madras High Court on Tuesday quashed the suspension order of President and a Vice-President of the Perambalur Cooperative Society. …
  • 1,929 test positive for COVID-19 August 10, 2021 3:07 am The number of active cases went up in the State with 1,929 fresh COVID-19 infections being detected in a day. The number of active cases on Monday was 20,427. Till date, 25,77,237 persons have tested positive for the infection, according to the daily …
  • 1,969 fresh Covid cases, 29 deaths recorded across Tamil Nadu August 8, 2021 3:07 am File photo of Covid testing in ChennaiCHENNAI: Fresh cases of Covid-19 dipped further on Saturday, when TN registered 1,969 cases compared to 1985 on Friday. Cases in at least 14 districts increased marginally and only three districts saw a difference of …
  • Over 11,000 child marriages stopped in TN between 2015-20, yet only 586 FIRs registered under Act August 3, 2021 6:22 am Express News Service KRISHNAGIRI : A total of 11,553 child marriages have been stopped in the State between 2015 to 2020, revealed the reply to an RTI query filed by social activist S Prabhakar. Of this, 3,208 child marriages were stopped in 2020, which is …
  • Police constable held for stealing motorcycle August 3, 2021 12:48 am Tirupur: The rural police arrested a police constable attached to the Avinashipalayam police station on Monday for stealing a motorcycle. The arrested cop has been identified as Rajeshkumar, 32. “He failed to turn up for work from July 26 to July 31. On …
  • Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till August 9, no additional relaxation announced July 31, 2021 2:03 am Tamil Nadu has extended Covid-induced lockdown till August 9 with no additional relaxations this time. The southern state on Thursday reported a marginal increase in the new COVID-19 cases after a decline seen in the last couple of months, said the Health …
  • New COVID-19 infections rise in Tamil Nadu for 2nd day in a row July 30, 2021 6:10 pm By PTI CHENNAI: For the second consecutive day, Tamil Nadu on Friday reported a surge in new infections with 1,947 people contracting the contagion and pushing the tally to 25,57,611 till date, said the Health Department. Deaths mounted to 34,050 with 27 …
  • Central districts report 328 fresh cases July 30, 2021 3:31 pm The central region reported 328 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Friday. Three more patients died of the viral infection in the region. One patient each died in Ariyalur, Thanjavur and Tiruvarur districts. The other six districts reported no deaths on Friday. In …
  • Tamil Nadu sees marginal rise in new COVID-19 cases July 29, 2021 8:12 pm By PTI CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu reported a marginal increase in the new COVID-19 cases after a decline seen in the last couple of months, said the Health Department of the State on Thursday. With 1,859 new cases today, the tally went up to 25,55,664 till date. …
  • TN government vaccinates 2 crore people July 28, 2021 5:14 pm The State government vaccinated 2,81,766 people in a single day thus completing a total of 2,00,79,887 inoculations in Tamilnadu. Also, 14,37,559 vaccinations were completed by private centres. As per the data put out by the Directorate of Public Health …
  • COVID-19: Tamil Nadu logs 1,767 new infections, 29 fatalities July 27, 2021 5:46 pm By PTI CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu reported 1,767 new COVID-19 cases, including a returnee from West Bengal, pushing the overall tally to 25,52,049, the Health department said on Tuesday. The number of fatalities mounted to 33,966 with 29 more people succumbing to …
  • Tamil Nadu records 1,785 new COVID-19 cases, 26 fatalities July 26, 2021 5:13 pm By PTI CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu on Monday recorded 1,785 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the state's caseload to 25,50,282. The death toll from the virus mounted to 33,937 with 26 new fatalities, including 21 in government facilities, according to a government …
  • Fresh covid cases continue to decline in Tamil Nadu, state records 1,808 infections on Sunday July 25, 2021 6:44 pm By PTI CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu continued to report a decline in fresh COVID-19 cases, with the state logging 1,808 infections on Sunday, including a returnee from New Delhi, pushing the tally to 25,48,497. The state has seen a steady decline in cases since …
  • Rains to subside from July 26 in Coimbatore July 24, 2021 11:49 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Nilgiris and Coimbatore districts, which have been receiving unprecedented rainfall for the past one week, may get a reprieve. The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) has forecast light to moderate rain over Western …
  • Fresh infections in Tamil Nadu fall to 1,830 July 24, 2021 3:03 am No deaths in Chennai for a second time in two weeks; 24 people die in T.N.; no fatalities in 21 districts For the second time in two weeks, Chennai recorded no death due to COVID-19 on Friday. Along with Chennai, there were no fatalities in 21 districts. …
  • Tamil Diaspora aims to bring USD 500 million VC funds in TN through start-ups by financial year-end July 22, 2021 9:21 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Tamil Diaspora in United States is likely to bring the portfolio of US investor funds totalling between $250 million to $500 million by the end of this financial year nurturing start-ups in innovation, research and …
  • TN witnesses 217 pc decadal growth in population July 21, 2021 10:50 pm By Rajnish SinghNew Delhi [India], July 21 (ANI): Decadal growth of population in Tamil Nadu between 2001 and 2011 witnessed an alarming increase of 217.78 per cent of a community whose religion is "not stated", the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) …
  • T.N. reports 2,079 fresh COVID-19 cases July 19, 2021 3:40 am 29 deaths take the toll to 33,724; Coimbatore tops with 220 new infections; Chennai records 150 Tamil Nadu recorded 2,079 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the number of persons under treatment to 27,897. So far, 25,35,402 persons have tested …
  • Rains to keep pounding Chennai till Tuesday July 17, 2021 10:35 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: Heavy rains lashed Chennai and its suburbs on Saturday. A whopping 7 cm of rainfall was recorded at Nungambakkam weather station in the city, which was the highest in the State. Light to moderate rainfall was witnessed in …
  • BJP to promote ex-cop Annamalai as its face in TN with a royal welcome July 13, 2021 5:00 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: The State unit of the BJP is organising a kind of royal welcome to K Annamalai who will be assuming charge as its president on July 16 here and it is clear that the party’s national leadership wishes to promote him as the BJP’ …
  • Tamil Nadu reports 2,652 fresh cases July 13, 2021 8:03 am 3,104 persons discharged; 36 more die of infection; 31,819 patients under treatment With 2,652 more persons testing positive for COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu on Monday, the total number of infections recorded in the State has risen to 25,21,438. As many as 3,104 …
  • Central districts report 494 fresh COVID cases July 12, 2021 6:04 pm The central region reported 494 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Monday. The region reported a sudden increase in the number of deaths, as 15 people succumbed to the illness, according to the COVID-19 bulletin released by the Health Department. In Thanjavur, …
  • T.N.’s daily case count falls below 3,000 July 11, 2021 1:28 am Tamil Nadu’s daily COVID-19 case count dropped below 3,000 on Saturday. A total of 2,913 persons tested positive, taking the overall tally to 25,16,011. The State’s overall test-positivity rate dropped to 1.9%. A total of 30 of the 38 districts recorded …
  • Tamil scholar So. Sathiyaseelan passes away July 10, 2021 8:26 am TIRUCHI: Noted orator, writer and academic So. Sathiyaseelan passed away late on Friday due to age-related ailments. He was 88. Sathiyaseelan won the State’s Kalaimamani award in 2011 and the ‘Sollin Selvar’ prize in 2015 (as part of the Chithirai Thirunal …
  • State’s COVID-19 case tally crosses 25-lakh mark July 6, 2021 2:44 am 3,715 people test positive for infection, while 54 succumb to it; 28 districts log fewer than 100 cases each Tamil Nadu’s COVID-19 case tally surpassed 25 lakh on Monday. Another 3,715 people tested positive for the infection, taking the total figure to 25 …
  • Lockdown effect: Suicide rate remains high in Tamil Nadu's central zone July 5, 2021 8:54 am By Express News Service TIRUCHY: Suicide rate continues to be high in the central zone and over 1,300 suicides have been reported in the past six months in all the nine districts. Experts have said that the extended lockdown has increased mental stress …
  • Cement unit achieves drop in carbon footprint July 4, 2021 1:53 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: A cement company’s unit in Tamil Nadu has reduced carbon emissions by 2,250 tonnes per annum after it achieved the distinction of meeting one-fourth of its fuel requirement through utilisation of waste materials sourced …
  • Central region records 684 cases, 37 deaths July 3, 2021 3:18 pm The central districts on Saturday reported 684 fresh positive cases and 37 deaths. Thanjavur district reported a sudden spurt in the number of fatalities with 26 patients dying of the viral infection, according to the State COVID-19 bulletin. The other …
  • UltraTech's integrated unit in Tamil Nadu sources one-fourth of fuel requirement through wastes June 29, 2021 2:08 pm UltraTech Cement Ltd, the flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group said its integrated unit in Tamil Nadu -- Reddipalayam Cement Works -- has taken up measures in which the fuel requirement was met through utilisation of waste materials sourced from …
  • Coronavirus | Cases drop below 5,000 after 80 days June 29, 2021 1:12 am After 80 days, Tamil Nadu’s daily count of COVID-19 cases dropped below 5,000 on Monday. A total of 4,804 people tested positive, while the State recorded fewer than 100 deaths for the second day in a row. So far, 24,70,678 people have tested positive and …
  • Textile, jewelry shops to reopen in 23 more districts in Tamil Nadu June 27, 2021 5:27 pm The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday announced that textile and jewelry shops in 23 more districts (identified as Category-II districts) would be allowed to function from Monday morning (June 28), along with the relaxations granted earlier. The textile and …
  • New SP of Perambalur takes charge June 9, 2021 1:18 pm S. Mani assumed charge as Superintendent of Police, Perambalur, on Wednesday. He succeeds Nisha Parthiban who has been transferred and posted as SP of Pudukottai district. Mr. Mani joined the police department in 2001 as Deputy Superintendent of Police. He …
  • Oxygen production unit in Perambalur GH to be ready soon May 29, 2021 2:05 pm Work to set up a Pressure Swing Adsorption plant, a special oxygen production unit to augment the existing oxygen capacity at the District Headquarters Hospital here, is underway. The plant, being installed under the PM-Cares Fund, is expected to be ready …
  • When a lab technician's death due to Covid felt across village in Perambalur May 22, 2021 11:56 pm By Express News Service PERAMBALUR: A  lab technician of the Perambalur GH succumbed to Covid-19, causing much grief to her family members, coworkers, and villagers. K Indira (57), hailing from Ammapalayam, was the  mother of two girls -- Divya and …
  • Over ₹ 11 lakh fines realised from violators in Perambalur district May 14, 2021 3:11 pm PERAMBALUR Sustained action against those failing to adhere to safety guidelines for curbing the spread of COVID-19 has resulted in the collection of ₹ 11.33 lakh as fine from the violators since March 1. The fine amount was collected from as many as 5,398 …
  • Perambalur, Ariyalur hopeful of development as Sivasankar becomes region's first State Minister May 8, 2021 6:40 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR/ARIYALUR: Ending a decades-long wait, a legislative member from the districts of Ariyalur and Perambalur for the first time has secured a post in the State Cabinet. DMK MLA SS Sivasankar, who won from the Kunnam Assembly …
  • Math teacher from Tamil Nadu's Perambalur donates Rs 50,000 for students' mobile phones May 2, 2021 4:54 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR:  K Bairavi is known for her philanthropy. During last year's lockdown, the government school teacher from Elambalur, a village just off Perambalur, purchased and distributed 16 smartphones to her students so that they …
  • Usury: Perambalur man ends life, relatives demand action against moneylender February 14, 2021 9:58 pm Express News Service PERAMBALUR: A 32-year-old man who attempted suicide allegedly due to usury died at Tiruchy GH on Saturday. A video recorded by him before taking the extreme step triggered his relatives to stage a protest demanding action. In the video …
  • Three arrested for forcing Dalit boys to clean up excreta in Perambalur December 12, 2020 2:09 am Tension gripped Sirukudal village in Perambalur district on Friday after three minor boys belonging to the Scheduled Castes were forced to clean up their excreta from an open ground, allegedly by some caste Hindus. Three of the six accused were arrested. …
  • Two lakes fill up after 11 years in Perambalur district December 7, 2020 12:19 am By Express News Service PERAMBALUR: Two lakes in Perali village in Perambalur district are brimming after 11 years, thanks to the efforts of youth who toiled for over 6 years to restore them. Ooryeri (15 acres) and Kalleri (12 acres) were restored by …
  • Authorities confiscate 483 tonnes of Bellary onions hoarded in Perambalur November 9, 2020 7:53 pm Express News Service PERMABALUR: Even as public are reeling under its sky-high price, officials on Monday busted a hoarding racket and seized over 450 tonnes of Bellary onions from poultry farms in the district. Trade leaders said such incidents were bound …
  • New taluk office opened in Perambalur November 4, 2020 1:24 pm
  • Audio clip of TN govt doctor’s association chief threatening Perambalur official goes viral November 1, 2020 4:35 pm By Express News Service PERAMBALUR: An audio clip purportedly of the Tamil Nadu Government Doctors’ Association president scolding the Perambalur Health Services Joint Director on a phone call has gone viral on social media on Sunday.  According to the JD, …
  • Perambalur ‘dinosaur eggs’ hatch as memes October 24, 2020 1:19 pm
  • Dinosaur eggs or ammonite sediments: What was found in Perambalur? October 23, 2020 9:15 pm Pictures of ‘dinosaur eggs’ in Perambalur district of Tamil Nadu have been doing rounds on social media since Thursday. But a group of local geology and archaeology enthusiasts, who visited the area, identified them as ammonite sediments. Several images of …
  • ‘Dinosaur eggs’ draw crowds to Perambalur October 23, 2020 9:52 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR: Kunnam,  a quaint village in Perambalur, hogged the limelight after hordes of people converged on the place to see what they believed  to be dinosaur eggs. Pictures of the ‘eggs’ went viral on social media on Wednesday when …
  • Perambalur Dinosaur Egg October 22, 2020 11:23 am
  • Dinosaur eggs found in perambalur October 22, 2020 9:37 am
  • Why is TANGEDCO building a substation on a lake bed, ask residents of this Perambalur village  October 12, 2020 4:24 pm Express News Service PERAMBALUR:  While the Tamil Nadu government and the Madras High Court have repeatedly warned against encroachments on water bodies, residents of the Periya Venmani village in Kunnam are horrified that a government body -- the TANGEDCO …
  • Perambalur-Manamadurai work: Farmers protest in TN October 8, 2020 2:51 pm
  • Piece of fossilised wood found in Perambalur village September 15, 2020 6:59 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR: A two-metre-long piece of fossilised wood was found in Karambiyam village in Perambalur village. The wood, which was attached to a limestone, was found in a canal of Ponneri lake in the village on Saturday. The villagers …
  • Couple electrocuted near Perambalur in TN September 3, 2020 4:48 pm
  • Teachers invite villagers with thamboolam to admit children in Perambalur government schools August 28, 2020 7:13 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR: Government school teachers in Perambalur have been going door-to-door and distributing leaflets and betel-nuts to parents to increase the enrollment of students in government schools. They said that they are popularizing …
  • Farm owner, explosives dealer arrested in connection with death of fire-fighter near Perambalur July 14, 2020 9:15 am The Perambalur Police have arrested three persons, including the owner of a farm and a licensed explosives dealer, in connection with the death of a fireman who died of suffocation while trying to rescue a couple of labourers trapped inside an open well in …
  • Farmers producers company open more retail outlets in Perambalur June 15, 2020 1:51 pm While the lockdown enforced in view of COVID-19 pandemic saw quite a few farmers producers companies being involved in retail vending of vegetables as a contingency measure to help consumers, the WEFSA Farmers Producers Company in Perambalur district has …
  • Cannot compete with traders, re-open our market, plead Perambalur farmers June 3, 2020 8:48 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR: Farmers have called upon the district administration to re-open the Uzhavar Santhai in Perambalur, which was shut at the end of April following the increase in corona cases in the district. They said that without the market …
  • Panic in TN's Ariyalur, Perambalur as coronavirus cases spike May 5, 2020 7:58 am Express News Service ARIYALUR/PERAMBALUR: Panic gripped residents of Ariyalur and Perambalur as the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 is increasing by the day. Thirty-one persons tested positive in Ariyalur and Perambalur district on …
  • Saplings along Perambalur NH withering from neglect March 7, 2020 7:51 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR: Many saplings on the Perambalur-Manamadurai National Highway 226 near Perambalur have died due to neglect on the part of offcials. Environmental activists are now demanding the authorities plant and protect useful trees. …
  • ‘Nellai’ Kannan arrested in Perambalur January 2, 2020 5:57 am Tamil orator ‘Nellai’ Kannan, wanted for having allegedly given a hate speech against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah at a public meeting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) at Melapalayam in Tirunelveli on Sunday last, …
  • Re-polling in Viralimalai, Perambalur after election symbol faux pas December 28, 2019 6:28 pm By Express News Service TIRUCHY: Re-polling has been ordered in ward 15 in Viralimalai panchayat union after the symbol of an independent candidate was printed wrongly in the ballot paper. The polling will take place on December 30. The candidate V Sekar …
  • Hybrid groundnuts raise hopes of good returns in Tamil Nadu's Perambalur December 18, 2019 3:21 am By Express News Service PERAMBALUR: The Agricultural Department has introduced a new variety of groundnuts called GJG 9 in the district this year. Farmers, officials claimed, would reap good yield in shorter duration than other varieties. Cotton, maize and …
  • After maize, castor crop affected by pest attack in Perambalur December 17, 2019 6:24 am By Express News Service Farmers are worried over pest attacks on castor crop. They said that they were devastated because many shifted from maize to castor due to fall armyworm attacks. It is of note that this crop was suggested by the Agriculture …
  • Kottarai dam construction on hiatus in Tamil Nadu's Perambalur December 16, 2019 5:23 am By Express News Service PERAMBALUR: Construction of Kottarai dam across the Marudaiyaru in Perambalur district has ground to a halt due to a shortage of funds. Farmers and the public have urged for work to be resumed at the earliest. The project was …
  • Pachamalai rain fills Perambalur lakes November 30, 2019 6:48 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR: Arumbavur Periyayeri (big lake) is overflowing, thanks to heavy rain on the Pachamalai hills that border Perambalur, Tiruchy and Salem districts. Data says that the annual average rainfall in Perambalur district is 861 mm. …
  • Perambalur youth in Singapore build Rs 35 lakh worth of welfare projects in native village November 26, 2019 7:42 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: Residents of Ayinapuram now working in Singapore have funded various development works in their village. A temple has also been built at a cost of Rs 7 lakh. They said they were fed up waiting for authorities to fix the …
  • Pregnant woman alleges negligence at Perambalur General Hospital November 15, 2019 5:55 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR: A pregnant woman who suffered head injury alleged she was not given treatment at the Perambalur General Hospital (GH) and that she was told by a doctor to approach a private hospital or Tiruchy GH if she needs immediate …
  • Rattled by thunderous blasts and cracked houses, Perambalur villagers say loud ‘No’ to quarries November 5, 2019 4:48 am Express News Service PERAMBLAUR: Residents of Therani village in Perambalur district are worried over the freshly auctioned 31 stone quarries in the district. They said that sound pollution, damage to houses from mining activities and deaths by accident …
  • Perambalur: Dry taps force patients at govt hospital to defecate in open August 7, 2019 2:41 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR: Patients at the Perambalur GH are forced to buy water as bore wells in the hospital have run dry. At least 2,000 patients visit the super-speciality hospital every day. The situation is so worse that a few in-patients have …
  • 1 held for deer hunting in Perambalur district June 10, 2019 3:23 am PERAMBALUR: Forest department officials on Sunday nabbed one person and are on the lookout for another five who were allegedly involved in deer hunting in the reserve forest areas in Venbavur and Maavilangai, in the district. Police sources said that a …
  • Now, Perambalur sexual abuse case post-Pollachi: Stalin April 26, 2019 9:01 am Chennai, April 26 (IANS) The DMK President M.K. Stalin on Friday said that even as the Pollachi sexual abuse-cum-blackmail case probe is yet to reach a conclusion, a similarly shocking incident in Perambalur district has come to light involving a leader of …
  • Good turn out of women voters in Perambalur constituency April 18, 2019 4:34 pm Amid heavy security arrangements in place, polling turned out to be by and large peaceful in Perambalur Parliamentary constituency on Friday with no untoward incidents. The turn out of women voters in several rural pockets was impressive in this …
  • Rajnath Singh defends PM Modi at Perambalur meeting April 7, 2019 11:27 pm PERAMBALUR: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday accused that the Congress of ‘spoiling’ India’s and Tamil Nadu’s culture during its rule, adding the grand old party was now attempting to get to power through backdoor. Singh made this observation …
  • Home Minister promises implementation of pending demands to Perambalur electorate April 7, 2019 4:09 pm PERAMBALUR: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday assured the electorate of Perambalur that the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, if voted to power again in the upcoming general election, would strive to implement the long-pending demands in the …
  • 9 of a family from Kanchipuram die in road mishap near Perambalur May 11, 2018 4:38 pm In a gruesome incident, nine died on the spot including three women and two children from the same family at Chennai – Tiruchi Highway (NH 45) near Perambalur in the wee hours of today. The accident took place when a car proceeding towards Chennai hit …
  • Nine Persons Killed As Two Cars Collide In Tamil Nadu's Perambalur May 11, 2018 3:47 pm Chinnai:  Nine persons were killed in a collision between two vehicles in Tamil Nadu's Perambalur district.  CommentsPolice said nine persons hailing from Kanchipuram were proceeding to Kodaikanal in a multi-utility vehicle when a car moving in the …
  • Nine killed in car accident near Perambalur May 11, 2018 4:31 am Nine persons were killed after two cars collided near Perambalur on the Chennai-Tiruchi national highway in the early hours on Friday. A group of persons were proceeding to Kodaikanal from Kancheepuram in a car when the fatal accident took place near …
  • Shallot processing centre opens in Perambalur August 31, 2017 8:25 pm New Delhi, August 31:   A central processing centre for shallots (small onions) has come up in Tamil Nadu’s Perambalur village. The Common Food Processing Incubation Centre was set up at a cost of ₹1 crore to prevent wastage of shallots and to increase …
  • Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal launches Common Food Processing Incubation Center for Shallots, Perambalur August 31, 2017 9:57 am Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries launched Common Food Processing Incubation Center for Shallots (Small Onions) in Chettikulam village in Perambalur District of Tamil Nadu through video conferencing from here today. …
  • Boost for O Panneerselvam, 3 more AIADMK MPs join himAIADMK's Lok Sabha MPs - Jaisingh Thiyagaraj Natterjee (Tuticorin), Senguttuvan (Vellore) and R P Marutharaja (Perambalur) - extended their support to Pannerselvam. February 12, 2017 7:16 am CHENNAI: Chief minister O Panneerselvam on Sunday got a boost, with three more MPs of AIADMK joining him after deserting the V K Sasikala camp. The party's Lok Sabha MPs — Jaisingh Thiyagaraj Natterjee (Tuticorin), Senguttuvan (Vellore) and R P …
  • Cane crushing begins at Perambalur Sugar Mills January 3, 2017 3:46 am The cane crushing season for 2016-17 began at the public-sector Perambalur Sugar Mills at Eraiyur in the district on Friday. About 5,288 farmers have registered about 11,455 acres of sugarcane with the mill for the current season. About 3.50 lakh tonnes of …

  • 90% who cleared NEET took coaching: Tamil Nadu study September 21, 2021 1:09 am THE Justice A K Rajan Committee appointed by the M K Stalin government on the ‘Impact of NEET on Medical Admissions in Tamil Nadu’ found that 90% of those who cleared NEET in 2020 in the state had taken coaching, while nearly three-fourths (71%) were …
  • Teenager attempts suicide over NEET in Tamil Nadu September 16, 2021 10:37 pm Chennai: A 17-year-old National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) aspirant allegedly attempted to immolate herself on Thursday in connection with the test, said police. She had sustained burns in the process and is undergoing treatment at the government …
  • Another NEET aspirant commits suicide in TN September 15, 2021 1:09 pm A National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) aspirant, Soundharya. T was found dead at her house in Katpadi in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. She had written the NEET on Sunday and told her friends that she had not performed well in the …
  • Tamil Nadu reports second NEET-related suicide in 2 days September 15, 2021 5:22 am (MENAFN - NewsBytes) Another student in Tamil Nadu reportedly ended her life on Monday night over the fear of failing the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). This is the second NEET-related suicide incident reported from the state in the last …
  • Tamil Nadu: Ariyalur girl, 17, ends life over NEET September 15, 2021 1:10 am
  • TN girl dies by suicide over fear of NEET exam September 14, 2021 11:57 pm By IANS September 14, 2021 14:44 IST Vidyut Jammwal confirms his engagement with this fashion designer A girl student, Kanimozhi who had scored 562 out of 600 marks in Tamil Nadu plus two examination, died by suicide in Santhampadi village of Ariyalur …
  • TN reports second case of suicide in Ariyalur over NEET September 14, 2021 11:40 pm Ariyalur (Tamil Nadu) [India], September 14 (ANI): Another medical aspirant has allegedly died by suicide in Tamil Nadu's Ariyalur district fearing failure in the NEET exam, days after a 19-year-old student from Salem district allegedly killed himself …
  • DMK MLA’s plea a new googly against NEET? September 14, 2021 11:11 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Tuesday admitted a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) by DMK MLA, Dr Ezhilan Naganathan, challenging an Emergency-era Constitutional amendment insofar as it moved the subject of education from the …
  • NEET exam: Girl dies by suicide over fear of failure in Tamil Nadu's Ariyalur district September 14, 2021 5:46 am By Express News Service ARIYALUR: Days after a 19-year-old boy killed himself before the scheduled NEET exam, a female student from Sathampadi village in Ariyalur district died by suicide over the fear of not clearing the entrance test. The victim was …
  • Children pitch in to help their poor families with Vinayakar idol sales September 10, 2021 11:34 pm Express News Service TIRUCHY: A ban on public celebrations this Vinayakar Chaturthi didn’t deter a few from trying their chances in selling idols of the deity on Friday, with some arriving in the city with their ware as early as Thursday evening and …
  • Low-pressure area forms signalling monsoon revival September 6, 2021 10:17 am A low-pressure area has formed over North-West and adjoining West-Central Bay of Bengal off the South Odisha-North Andhra Pradesh coasts this (Monday) morning. India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the monsoon-boosting ‘low’ will travel towards …
  • Tamil Nadu government to revive 'excess gold' scheme for increasing temples' revenues September 5, 2021 4:04 am Express News Service CHENNAI:  After 10 years, the HR&CE department has decided to revive the scheme which utilised the excess gold offered by devotees for increasing temples' revenues. The scheme will be monitored by retired judges to make it a …
  • DMK aims to tilt political equations in north Tamil Nadu in its favour September 5, 2021 4:04 am Express News Service TIRUCHY:  The announcement of Chief Minister MK Stalin on establishing a Manimandapam (memorial) for the martyrs of Vanniyar reservation struggle coupled with the previous order on  implementing 10.5 per cent Vanniyar quota carry the …
  • NEET exemption, AIIMS and more COVID-19 jabs figure in TN Health Minister's Delhi discussions September 4, 2021 2:22 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: Health Minister Ma Subramanian during his visit to Delhi raised the issues of NEET exemption for the state, expediting work for the Madurai AIIMS, a proposal for a new AIIMS in Coimbatore and new primary health centres for …
  • 3 students, 2 teachers test positive in Tamil Nadu since school reopening September 4, 2021 2:57 am All the 300-odd students and teachers underwent test to check for the virus spread. (Image used for representative purpose)TRICHY/ COIMBATORE/ CUDDALORE: Three school students and two teachers have tested positive for Covid-19 so far in the state …
  • 3 students, 3 teachers test positive for Covid September 3, 2021 11:57 pm Coimbatore: Three students and three teachers have tested positive for Covid-19 so far since the reopening of schools on September 1 in the state. However, none of their primary contacts have tested positive so far. The Covid-19 test result of a class 10 …
  • Kakkai Arakattalai paves way for palm population in Tamil Nadu September 3, 2021 6:33 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Anointed the state tree, palm population in Tamil Nadu is said to have been around the five-crore mark in the late years of pre-independence. Today, it's far from the state of abundance it once enjoyed; thanks to the sugar …
  • End of road for Jayalalithaa varsity, Bill passed amid protests by AIADMK September 1, 2021 2:45 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Tuesday passed a Bill merging the Dr J Jayalalithaa University, based in Villupuram, with the Annamalai University, in Chidambaram. Annamalai University, which has been a unitary institution so …
  • TN received Rs 4,094cr CSR funds between 2014 and 2020 August 30, 2021 12:53 pm An amount of Rs 4,094 crore has been spent in Tamil Nadu by the corporates under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) between 2014-2020, said a study by Sattva Consulting. There are now five corporates that contribute more than Rs 500 crore annually …
  • How Tamil Nadu's Ariyalur district vaccinated all its pregnant residents against Covid-19 August 30, 2021 4:46 am By Express News Service ARIYALUR: The Health Department in Ariyalur has vaccinated 7,187 pregnant women, making the district the first in Tamil Nadu to achieve 100 per cent coverage in inoculating such women. According to sources, a significant number of …
  • Five North Chennai zones now have less than 100 active Covid cases August 30, 2021 12:32 am Express News Service CHENNAI:  Coming as a breather for Chennai residents, six out of the 15 Corporation zones now have less than 100 active cases, and five of these zones are from North Chennai areas. Two zones, Tiruvottiryur and Manali, merely have 38 …
  • Special markets in TN to showcase FPO products August 29, 2021 7:25 pm (MENAFN - IANS) Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Agriculture Department will set up special markets at five places - Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy, and Salem - to display branded products of Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs), a statement …
  • T.N.’s positivity rate drops below 1% August 28, 2021 2:26 am Tamil Nadu’s positivity rate dropped below 1% on Friday. Of the 1,62,487 tests done, 1,542 people tested positive for COVID-19, a positivity rate of 0.95%. However, fresh infections saw a marginal increase for the second day in a row in Coimbatore. The …
  • TN pushes for Covid vaccinations for teachers, their families August 28, 2021 2:21 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: As schools and colleges are set to reopen on September 1, the health department has been focussing on vaccinating teaching and non-teaching staff, as well as their family members. A recent official note by Director of Public …
  • 90.1% of teachers vaccinated: Minister August 28, 2021 1:57 am Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ma. Subramanian on Friday said 90.1% of teachers and 89.32% of non-teaching workers of schools in Tamil Nadu had been inoculated (with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine). Opening a special camp for vaccination …
  • Two chain snatchers arrested August 24, 2021 11:53 pm Coimbatore: The city police arrested two chain snatchers on Tuesday and recovered from them two gold chains weighing 11.5 sovereigns. On Monday, the duo, identified as 23-year-old R Santhosh, of Ariyalur, and 20-year-old S Vignesh, of Perambalur, had …
  • 24-hour vaccination centres in govt. medical college hospitals August 21, 2021 10:33 pm In districts without medical colleges, it will be arranged at govt. hospitals All government medical college hospitals in the State will have round-the-clock COVID-19 vaccination centres from Monday. The first such centre was opened at the Directorate of …
  • 60 villages completely vaccinated in TN: Health Minister August 21, 2021 8:58 am More than 60 villages in Tamilnadu have attained complete vaccination against COVID-19, Health Minister Ma Subramanian has said. Ariyalur has become the first district to vaccinate all pregnant women, he said during the launch of the Institute of Hernia …
  • Minister urges private firms to use CSR funds for free jabs August 21, 2021 6:48 am ‘Apollo Hospitals has asked govt. to off-take 5 lakh doses of Covaxin it has’ Health Minister Ma. Subramanian has appealed to companies to offer free COVID-19 vaccines through private hospitals. At the launch of the Institutes of Hernia Surgery and …
  • Apollo Hospital launches hernia surgery institute August 21, 2021 4:30 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Health Minister Ma Subramanian launched the Institute of Hernia Surgery and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction at Apollo Hospitals on Friday. Speaking at the event, he said, so far 2.74 crore people have been vaccinated in TN …
  • Hesitancy and fear rule; only 37% TN pregnant women vaccinated against Covid August 21, 2021 12:28 am Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu has vaccinated only 37 per cent of antenatal mothers against Covid-19. According to the data provided by the Directorate of Public Health, as of August 16, out of the 7,08,342 antenatal mothers in the State, as many …
  • 14 years after being formed, this TN district still doesn't have own building for fire station August 20, 2021 10:33 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: A fire on Tuesday led to the houses of the differently abled Murugesan and his son Sivakumar of Colony Street at Varanavasi in Ariyalur district getting severely damaged. While firefighters were reportedly late in reaching …
  • TN: Ariyalur vaccinates 99% of expectant mothers August 19, 2021 6:47 am
  • TNAU initiates cotton farmers into high-density cultivation August 18, 2021 12:12 pm Cotton farmers have been sensitised to benefits of mechanised sowing of high-density planting system and pesticide spraying by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University’s research station at Vepppanthattai. The high-density system involving raising of five to 10 …
  • Five districts in Tamil Nadu to be declared as export zones for miraculous Moringa August 15, 2021 10:35 am Express News Service MADURAI: Tamil Nadu is set to generate Rs 50,000 crore income in five years, with Theni, Madurai, Dindigul, Thoothukudi, Ariyalur, Tiruppur and Karur being declared as 'Moringa Export Zones' during Tamil Nadu's first …
  • TN to celebrate birth anniv of Rajendra Chola-I as govt event August 11, 2021 6:02 pm The Tourism, Culture and Religious Endowments Department under the Tamil Nadu government announced on Wednesday that it will celebrate the birth anniversary of Rajendra Chola-I, one of the greatest emperors of the Chola dynasty, as a government event. The …
  • TN to celebrate birth anniv of Rajendra Chola-I as govt event August 11, 2021 6:02 pm The Tourism, Culture and Religious Endowments Department under the Tamil Nadu government announced on Wednesday that it will celebrate the birth anniversary of Rajendra Chola-I, one of the greatest emperors of the Chola dynasty, as a government event. The …
  • Tamil Nadu rejects ONGC’s application for digging in Ariyalur and Cuddalore June 24, 2021 9:41 am Industries Minister Thangam Thennarasu said the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority had rejected the applications of ONGC since they lacked details about the projects’ socio-economic and environmental impact Reiterating that the State government …
  • A retired NLC officer's land of many thousand trees in Ariyalur June 14, 2021 9:25 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: Life after retirement might seem dull for many. Good health and a peace of mind are what one would yearn for. A profitable income would be an added bonus. Well, this retired NLC officer has it all and shares the secret. E …
  • Friends rally behind woman to feed the homeless in Tamil Nadu's Ariyalur May 30, 2021 10:44 pm Express News Service ARIYALUR:  K Kanimozhi of Alagappa Nagar in Ariyalur points out that she cannot help everyone. But she adds that she knows the pain of hunger. Forming a WhatsApp group with 11 of her friends to coordinate and raise funds, the 27-year- …
  • Perambalur, Ariyalur hopeful of development as Sivasankar becomes region's first State Minister May 8, 2021 6:40 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR/ARIYALUR: Ending a decades-long wait, a legislative member from the districts of Ariyalur and Perambalur for the first time has secured a post in the State Cabinet. DMK MLA SS Sivasankar, who won from the Kunnam Assembly …
  • Different faiths, same heartbeat: A ‘till death do us apart’ kind of friendship in Ariyalur, quite literally April 9, 2021 4:00 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: They were friends since their youth and residents of the same street. Despite belonging to different communities, they spent their lives together as the best of friends. They remained so for over four decades and, sadly, died …
  • 24 injured in Ariyalur jallikattu February 22, 2021 7:14 pm
  • Tamil Nadu’s rights not protected, says Udhayanidhi at Ariyalur December 25, 2020 12:41 am By Express News Service ARIYALUR: DMK’s youth wing secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin on Thursday accused the AIADMK government of failing to protect the State’s rights. Addressing a meeting as part of his campaign in the town, Udhayanidhi said “When Jayalalitha …
  • Tamil Nadu: No halls to write their tests, Ariyalur students occupy bus stands and stadiums December 22, 2020 2:03 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: Students of Government Arts College in Ariyalur search by the roads and bus stops to locate a comfortable spot where they could write their exams. Ten days ago, the college announced semester examination for all students. …
  • ₹1.10 lakh seized, case booked against Ariyalur RTO December 19, 2020 7:24 am Officials of the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) on Saturday seized ₹1.10 lakh of unaccounted for cash and registered a case against a Regional Transport Officer, Ariyalur, and seven others. A group of DVAC officers, who began the …
  • CM inaugurates infra projects in Ariyalur December 17, 2020 11:18 am
  • The Ramco Cements Ltd enters into MoU with Government of Tamil Nadu for establishment of an Apex Skill Development Centre at Ariyalur September 24, 2020 12:33 pm The Ramco Cements Limited Chief Executive Officer Mr.A.V.Dharmakrishnan and Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation Mr.V.Vishnu, IAS, signed MOU on 19th September 2020,in the presence of Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Mr. …
  • Journey to burial ground a regular 'adventure' for residents of this Ariyalur village September 23, 2020 7:59 pm By Express News Service ARIYALUR: A villager’s last journey -- to the burial ground -- was not the sombre, peaceful affair one would expect. The deceased’s fellow villagers from Marakurichi in Ariyalur district had to wade through knee-deep mud on Monday …
  • Ariyalur bank branch manager caught in Hindi-row transferred to regional office in Tiruchy September 22, 2020 7:53 pm Express News Service ARIYALUR: The senior branch manager of a nationalised bank in Gangaikondacholapuram in Ariyalur district was transferred to the bank’s regional office in Tiruchy on Tuesday after a retired government doctor alleged the manager had …
  • Retired govt doctor in Ariyalur claims nationalised bank refused to give loan as he didn't know Hindi September 21, 2020 5:31 pm Express News Service ARIYALUR: Can a bank loan be refused simply because the applicant does not know Hindi? That is the allegation put forward by a retired government doctor in Ariyalur district.  Hurt by the treatment allegedly meted out to him at the …
  • Why does this Ariyalur village panchayat president still live in a hut? September 20, 2020 5:48 pm Express News Service ARIYALUR: Despite the change in his relative fortunes, Kadugur panchayat president, 70-year-old S Dharmalingam, is happy to live where he always has: in a hut. For the former agricultural labourer, electoral success was only a means to …
  • Anitha’s Ariyalur bids adieu to another NEET aspirant, kin says poor connectivity harmed his preparations September 10, 2020 6:51 pm Express News Service ARIYALUR: “Always be larger than your task,” reads a line in V Vignesh’s neat handwriting on the top of the two sheets of paper pasted to the dark walls of the tiny tile-roofed house he inhabited with his parents and younger brother in …
  • Ariyalur collector conducts grievance meet online September 7, 2020 12:49 pm
  • Ariyalur dist to hold weekly grievance meet online September 5, 2020 4:55 pm
  • Periyar bust defaced in Ariyalur, cops have it cleaned, repainted September 3, 2020 6:57 pm Express News Service ARIYALUR: A bust of Dravidian leader EV Ramaswamy ‘Periyar’ was found desecrated with tar in Ariyalur district on Thursday. The bust is located at the entrance to the Periyar Memorial Samathuvapuram at Mannuzhi village that falls under …
  • When landlocked Ariyalur was a sea bed September 1, 2020 6:18 pm Who would have imagined Ariyalur which is more than 100km inlands now was once a seabed? In the Cretaceous period, the third and final period of the Mesozoic Era that lasted from about 145 to 66 million years ago, Ariyalur and the areas surrounding it were …
  • Two rescued from bonded labour in Ariyalur August 27, 2020 4:48 am Two male siblings employed as bonded labourers have been rescued from a sheep-rearing unit in Ariyalur by an NGO and a team of revenue officials. The boys aged 15 and 12 years belonging to Kuvagam village have been working as shepherds in lieu of a loan of …
  • Ariyalur: Needle pricks leave Covid patient unable to use arm August 25, 2020 9:45 pm Express News Service ARIYALUR: A farmer who underwent treatment for Covid has complained that he lost action of his arm allegedly due to negligence of doctors. Saminathan (60), of Kundapuram near Thirumanur, was admitted to Ariyalur district headquarters …
  • Library shut for over eight years in Tamil Nadu's Ariyalur August 23, 2020 9:28 pm Express News Service ARIYALUR: For eight long years, the store house of knowledge - library - has been shut in Vickramangalam village of Ariyalur district due to lack of proper maintenance. Cries of students and activists for opening it grew louder in the …
  • TN: Ariyalur collectorate to shut for three days July 11, 2020 3:58 pm
  • Ariyalur Collectorate closed till Monday after employee tests COVID-19 positive July 11, 2020 8:10 am The Ariyalur Collector’s Office has been closed for three days after an employee of the Department of Cooperation tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. The employee was said to have contracted the virus from his wife, also a government employee in the …
  • Chief Minister lays foundation stone for Ariyalur Medical College Hospital July 7, 2020 9:53 am Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Tuesday laid the foundation stone (through video-conferencing) for the construction of a Government Medical College Hospital in Ariyalur district, and inaugurated several other infrastructures in various hospitals …
  • TN: Ariyalur gets mobile Covid-19 testing lab June 15, 2020 3:15 pm
  • Speeding limestone lorries back to haunt Ariyalur residents May 31, 2020 8:45 pm Express News Service ARIYALUR: Ariyalur residents complained that they are scared to travel on the Ariyalur-Jayankondam road because of the constant movement of speeding lorries of cement factories to and from limestone quarries. Residents said they suffer …
  • Will Centre’s package help revive SIDCO estate in Ariyalur, stop migration? May 18, 2020 5:55 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: Residents and activists of Ariyalur district have appealed to the district administration to take measures to bring industry to the hitherto empty State Industries Development Corporation (SIDCO) Industrial Estate using the …
  • 330 guest workers sent to Bihar from Ariyalur May 16, 2020 2:04 pm
  • It’s survival, we will go back to Koyambedu: Ariyalur returnees May 15, 2020 2:12 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: The fear of being rendered jobless is a greater threat than the coronavirus itself for workers who returned to Ariyalur from the Koyambedu market. With no big companies in the district offering well-paying jobs and cement …
  • Corona-hit Ariyalur up in arms against opening of liquor shops May 8, 2020 6:48 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: Due to the large number of coronavirus cases in Ariyalur district, people and social activists are demanding the closure of liquor shops till the end of the lockdown. They said if this was not done, the cases would further …
  • No room for self-isolation in many homes in Ariyalur May 8, 2020 2:07 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: Persons found to be COVID-19 positive and sent home by the Ariyalur district administration are having a rough time of it in their villages. As their houses do not have enough rooms for them to self-isolate, family members …
  • Koyambedu effect: 188 new cases in Ariyalur in a day May 7, 2020 12:43 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: Ariyalur saw a major spike in cases on Thursday, with 188 people testing positive. A vast majority of them are those who returned from Koyambedu and their contacts. Many work as loadmen.  While Koyambedu cluster started …
  • Ariyalur cop tests positive for coronavirus, but quarters not sealed May 6, 2020 9:43 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: The public in Ariyalur are worried as the district administration and health officials were yet to set up containment zone in the police quarters where a  32-year-old handler in the dog squad on May 1 tested positive for …
  • Panic in TN's Ariyalur, Perambalur as coronavirus cases spike May 5, 2020 7:58 am Express News Service ARIYALUR/PERAMBALUR: Panic gripped residents of Ariyalur and Perambalur as the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 is increasing by the day. Thirty-one persons tested positive in Ariyalur and Perambalur district on …
  • With no money left, rural Ariyalur returns to barter system April 27, 2020 2:12 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: Given that many have spent most of their money and have very little or no opportunity of finding work, people have found it easier to purchase essential commodities using the barter system in rural parts of Ariyalur. Though …
  • Rural Ariyalur complains of fleecing, wants roll out of mobile veggie units April 11, 2020 8:36 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: People in rural areas of Ariyalur have complained that they were shelling out more for vegetables. They alleged that the district administration had ignored their needs and that mobile vegetable vehicles were doing the rounds …
  • Elderly man in coronavirus isolation ward commits suicide in Ariyalur General Hospital April 10, 2020 8:14 pm Express News Service ARIYALUR: A 60-year-old man who was in the Corona isolation ward of Ariyalur Government Hospital committed suicide. The deceased Narayanasamy (60) was a native of Arakkattalai near Kadambur in Ariyalur district. He was working as a …
  • Colour-coded curfew passes in Ariyalur April 6, 2020 12:36 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: In a novel idea to keep a tab on people coming out to buy essential commodities, Ariyalur district administration is distributing colour-coded passes. People with specific colour cards would be allotted specific days to …
  • Tamil Nadu: Female COVID-19 patient in Ariyalur denies making TikTok video with sanitation workers April 3, 2020 6:28 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: A female coronavirus patient in Ariyalur has denied making a TikTok video with sanitation workers at Ariyalur District Headquarters Government Hospital. She clarified that the workers borrowed her phone for an "emergency …
  • 3 sanitary workers quarantined in Ariyalur GH March 28, 2020 5:46 pm
  • 25-year-old woman working at Chennai mall tests positive for COVID-19 in Ariyalur March 27, 2020 3:04 pm By Express News Service ARIYALUR: A 25-year-old woman working at a mall in Chennai has tested positive for COVID-19 at her hometown of Ariyalur. Following this, 14 members of her family were quarantined at home and samples from them will be taken soon. The …
  • Ariyalur resident, who worked in a Chennai mall, tests positive for COVID-19 March 27, 2020 1:51 pm A 25-year-old woman tested positive for COVID-19 ,making her the first case of the infection in Ariyalur district. She is under observation at the Ariyalur Government Hospital and is being closely monitored, doctors said. The woman, a native of Ariyalur …
  • Key revenue document in short supply in Tamil Nadu's Ariyalur February 21, 2020 7:58 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: Since Adangal forms are not available in the village administrative offices in Sendurai union of Ariyalur district, the farmers are forced to buy it for Rs 10 or Rs 20 from the photocopy shops. Adangal forms are necessary for …
  • Pulwama anniversary: Amid tears, Ariyalur villagers pay tributes to their martyred son February 15, 2020 1:30 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: The four-month-old daughter of CRPF trooper Sivachandran (33), who died in the Pulwama terror attack last year, was christened Sivamathi as per her father’s wishes. Mother Gandhimathi’s heart still pounds lamenting he was not …
  • DMK Ariyalur district secretary’s e-book draws police attention December 8, 2019 12:17 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: Police Intelligence wing in Ariyalur district reportedly enquired about the e-book written by the DMK district Secretary S Sivasankar. The book titled ‘Thozhar Cholan’ was released for Amazon Kindle four days ago. The book is …
  • TN rain: holiday declared for schools in Ariyalur district December 3, 2019 1:58 am All schools will remain closed in Ariyalur district on Tuesday due to heavy rain, according to Collector D. Rathna. Most parts of the district received heavy rain for the last one week. More than 75% of the tanks in the district have already reached to …
  • One dead after boat capsizes in Ariyalur, search on for others September 13, 2019 2:34 am By Express News Service THANJAVUR: Fire and rescue personnel conducted search operations for three persons reported missing after the boat in which they were travelling capsized in Ariyalur on Wednesday. Rani (40) of Puthur, T Suyamprakasam (58) of South …
  • Ariyalur: Bus conductor murdered over extra-marital affair May 14, 2019 12:42 am Ariyalur: The Ariyalur district police have arrested an auto-rickshaw driver for allegedly murdering a state-owned TNSTC bus conductor who allegedly had an affair with his divorced daughter and to also avenge his daughter’s death take at Vridhachalam in …
  • Dalits come under attack in Ariyalur April 18, 2019 8:43 pm At least 20 houses belonging to Dalits were damaged at Ponparappi, in Ariyalur district, after a clash broke out between members of the community and Vanniyars as polling was under way in the Chidambaram Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday. But for this and …
  • IG relieved of election duty in Ariyalur for firing in the air April 1, 2019 3:32 am A senior police officer of the Haryana cadre, deputed as the Police Observer for the Chidambaram (Reserved) Parliamentary constituency, caused a flutter when he fired in the air in the early hours of Sunday. Later in the day, the Election Commission …
  • A trip through the fossil-rich grounds of Ariyalur in Tamil Nadu March 30, 2019 3:40 pm At the fork of two roads leading to Sathanur, 62 km from Tiruchi, a rusty signboard stating “Kalmaram Poonga (Fossil Tree Park) points up to the sky. A woman farmer stacking dried cornstalks on her two-wheeler sets us on the right path to the celebrated …
  • Casteist slur: Woman raped at knifepoint in Ariyalur dt March 7, 2019 3:25 am Chennai: A woman was raped and accosted with a knife by a man after he hurled casteist slurs at her in Ariyalur district. Rani*, 26, was on her way to a ration shop to buy groceries for her family on February 27 when Muthu intercepted her and began arguing …
  • Opposition parties to take out rallies from Mukkombu and Ariyalur for Cauvery Management Board April 6, 2018 9:53 am Political parties in Tamil Nadu have been holding demonstrations urging the Centre to form the Cauvery Management Board (File Photo of Cauvery water released from a dam) CHENNAI: Close on the heels of a state wide bandh and road and rail blockade, the …
  • Cement trucks leave trail of death in Ariyalur villages March 3, 2018 11:24 pm ARIYALUR: Life is short, the saying goes. Nowhere else does this play out more clearly than in Ariyalur where commercial interests get priority over human lives. The ample presence of limestone in the region resulted in at least seven cement makers, …
  • With rare collection of fossils, Ariyalur museum nearing completion February 4, 2018 11:21 pm CHENNAI: Fossils play a vital role in learning pre-historic archaeology, palaeontology and evolution. With its rich depository of fossils, Ariyalur in Tamil Nadu is a treasure trove and hunting ground for researchers, archaeologists and geologists, besides …
  • Vijay Makkal Iyakkam issues clarification on Ariyalur student row September 15, 2017 9:46 am For the past few days, news on Vijay Makkal Iyakkam, the fans organisation of Vijay, allegedly cheating a student named Rangeela from Ariyalur is spreading like wildfire. Rangeela had allegedly approached an expelled member of the fans’ association who had …
  • Ariyalur girl gets educational support from Vijay’s fan club September 14, 2017 12:33 pm Vijay recently visited the house of Anitha and met her father. Rangeela, a girl from Ariyalur, has received funds from actor Vijay’s fan clubs known as Vijay’s Makkal Iyakkam,  to pursue higher education. The actor had recently visited the house of Anitha, …
  • Ariyalur Dalit girl represents TN’s NEET angst at SC August 18, 2017 2:34 am ARIYALUR: When leading advocate Nalini Chidambaram moved the Supreme Court seeking admissions to medical courses only on the basis of NEET score, it was not the State government or the equitable education activists who captured attention from the rival …
  • CB-CID to probe rape, murder of Ariyalur Dalit April 11, 2017 12:34 am CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has ordered CB-CID probe into the gang rape and murder of a Dalit minor girl in Ariyalur. The sensational gang rape and murder case, involving a local Hindu Munnani functionary, rocked the State in December, 2016. Justice R …
  • Ariyalur: Was 17-year-old Dalit girl gangraped, killed? February 6, 2017 6:08 am Chennai: Amid allegations from activists that the 17-year-old Dalit girl who was found dead in a well on January 14 in Ariyalur, police officials on Sunday denied the gang rape theory, but added that they are waiting for the forensic reports. Unfortunately …
  • Ariyalur jallikattu leaves over 80 injured as organisers defy administration January 27, 2017 9:11 am More than 80 people have been injured during a jallikattu that was organised in Ariyalur district of Tamil Nadu on Thursday. Most of the victims were spectators and bystanders, who were present at the Palinganatham village in Ariyalur at the time of the …

  • Sniffer dog Roony gets 1st posting after completing training September 22, 2021 1:41 am Coimbatore: Two-year-old female sniffer dog Roony was sent to the Theni district police after the completion of six-month training to detect narcotic drugs at the detective dog training centre at the city police commissionerate here on Tuesday. Police from …
  • How one man’s vision is changing farming practices in TN’s delta region September 15, 2021 5:09 pm Three years ago, when Nimal Raghavan (33) visited his native village in Tamil Nadu from Dubai, where he was working, little did he imagine that a storm brewing over the Bay of Bengal would change the course of his life forever. Or that he would be …
  • Special Investigation Team to study fraudulent land deals during AIADMK regime: TN minister September 6, 2021 5:11 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Commercial Taxes Minister P Moorthy on Monday announced that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) would be formed to study fraudulent land registrations and other irregularities that took place during the past years. …
  • 10 new colleges, Tamil-medium engineering diploma soon in TN August 26, 2021 11:55 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: With a view to increase the admission ratio of students, the State government has decided to establish 10 more arts and science colleges across Tamil Nadu. Besides, from the next academic year onwards, diploma courses in …
  • Karunanidhi on mind, Stalin govt lines up development plans, memorial August 25, 2021 12:24 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: A memorial for former chief minister M Karunanidhi will be constructed at the Marina at a cost of Rs 39 crore, announced Chief Minister MK Stalin in the Assembly on Tuesday. During the first Rule 110 announcement of this …
  • Ahead of polls to urban local bodies, TN to have six more corporations, 28 new municipalities August 24, 2021 3:17 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Ahead of elections to urban local bodies which are expected in a few months, Tamil Nadu will have six more municipal corporations and 28 more municipalities. With this, the number of municipal corporations will go up from 15 …
  • COVID-19 cases dip marginally to 1,896 August 16, 2021 4:27 am The daily count of COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu, which was hovering around 1,900, came down to 1,896 on Sunday, along with a marginal reduction in the number of tests. While the number of persons tested came down from 1,59,684 the day before to 1,56,973, …
  • Tamil Nadu government honours individuals excelling in their fields August 16, 2021 2:42 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Individuals who rendered exceptional service in their fields and showed great courage in the face of adversities were honoured by Chief Minister MK Stalin on Sunday during the Independence Day celebrations at Fort St George …
  • Government to release document highlighting Tamil Nadu’s role in freedom struggle: CM Stalin August 15, 2021 6:59 am Express News Service CHENNAI: Hoisting the Tricolour for the first time at the ramparts of Fort St George on the occasion of 75th Independence day celebrations, Chief Minister MK Stalin on Sunday announced that the State government would release a complete …
  • DesiCrew scales up AI and ML service offerings August 2, 2021 10:22 am Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], August 2 (ANI/NewsVoir): The Chennai-based DesiCrew, a digital transformation services company in the league of India's Tier I tech service vendors with matching offerings, is set to scale up its Artificial …
  • Tamil Diaspora aims to bring USD 500 million VC funds in TN through start-ups by financial year-end July 22, 2021 9:21 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Tamil Diaspora in United States is likely to bring the portfolio of US investor funds totalling between $250 million to $500 million by the end of this financial year nurturing start-ups in innovation, research and …
  • Lockdown effect: Suicide rate remains high in Tamil Nadu's central zone July 5, 2021 8:54 am By Express News Service TIRUCHY: Suicide rate continues to be high in the central zone and over 1,300 suicides have been reported in the past six months in all the nine districts. Experts have said that the extended lockdown has increased mental stress …
  • Covid cases still not dipping in few TN districts July 4, 2021 1:55 am Express News Service CHENNAI: Even as Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu has dipped to a huge extent in the last few weeks, the number of cases has stagnated or has been dipping at a very slow pace in about 10 districts, an analysis by Express found. Public …
  • Online fitness classes see a surge in demand in Chennai June 29, 2021 12:21 am Express News Service CHENNAI: With staying indoors becoming the new normal, the online fitness industry has witnessed a surge in demand. Fitness trainers say the demand among children too has increased, especially after the second wave of the Covid-19 …
  • Tamil Nadu extends COVID lockdown till June 28. Here is the list of activities allowed June 20, 2021 2:49 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu state government has extended the ongoing lockdown till June 28 morning 6 am with some more relaxations starting Monday. The public transport such as bus service will resume in Chennai and its three …
  • Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till June 28, some Covid restrictions eased | What's allowed/restricted June 20, 2021 1:03 pm The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday extended coronavirus lockdown in the state for one more week, until June 28, following consultations with medical experts. However, some Covid-19 restrictions have been eased in certain districts. The state will follow a …
  • Tamil Nadu announces Rs 61.09 crore paddy cultivation package for farmers June 17, 2021 12:11 pm Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Thursday announced a Rs 61.09 crore Kuruvai paddy cultivation package for more than two lakh delta farmers aiming to bring additional area under this short-term crop. The scheme, benefitting 2,07,259 farmers of …
  • Tamil Nadu CM Stalin announces Rs.61 Cr Kuruvai package for delta farmers  June 17, 2021 8:21 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister MK Stalin today announced a Kuruvai package worth Rs.61.09 crore for delta farmers. The scheme will benefit 2,07,259 farmers in the districts of Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai and Thiruvarur and …
  • MK Stalin’s first month in office shows his govt means business June 8, 2021 12:45 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: It has been a month since the government led by MK Stalin assumed office, and not a single day passed without his chairing meetings on various issues, but especially Covid-19.He visited the districts where the infection …
  • Latest India Covid rules: What all is open & what all is closed at which place as of June week 2 June 7, 2021 2:05 am NEW DELHI: As the second wave of coronavirus in the country continues to slow down, several states have started easing the strict restrictions which were imposed to check the spread of the virus. The national capital has allowed malls and markets to open …
  • Hope embedded in despair June 6, 2021 7:50 am Discussions on the role of online education offer valuable insights on the way forward for higher education As the pandemic rages, all systems that have been painstakingly put in place are being sorely tested. Often, the trials faced by the people who …
  • Covid lockdown in Tamil Nadu extended, shopping complexes, cinema halls and malls to remain shut June 5, 2021 8:14 pm Covid-19 breath test could give you results in 60 seconds The Tamil Nadu government, on Saturday, extended the Covid lockdown for one more week from June 07 to June 14. Considering the decline in test positivity rate (TPR), authorities have decided to …
  • Lockdown extended in Tamilnadu June 5, 2021 12:26 pm By Chennaivision in Chennai News, News June 5, 2021 Following recommendations from officials and health experts, the State government has extended the lockdown by another week, with a few relaxations. As the complete lockdown was scheduled to end at 6 am …
  • TN ordered to provide Rs 3 lakh to woman as compensation for medical negligence May 13, 2021 12:21 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has recommended the Tamil Nadu government to provide a compensation of Rs 3 lakh to the family of a woman, who died allegedly due to medical negligence at the government hospital in …
  • TN Assembly: Appavu, Pitchandi to be Speaker and Dy Speaker May 12, 2021 1:40 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: A total of 223 newly-elected legislators took oath of office in the State Assembly on Tuesday. Senior members M Appavu and K Pitchandi of DMK were elected unopposed as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Assembly. Pro-tem …
  • No canals from Cabinet flow into Delta, residents pin hopes on next rejig  May 8, 2021 1:39 am Express News Service CHENNAI/SALEM: The delta districts are dismayed as they have no representation in Chief Minister MK Stalin’s first cabinet, despite the DMK bagging many seats in the districts. The AIADMK-led alliance had bagged only three out of …
  • Tamil Nadu logs 24,898 new cases, 195 deaths May 6, 2021 9:26 pm Tamil Nadu recorded 24,898 new COVID-19 cases in the single biggest day spike so far on Thursday, pushing the caseload to 12,97,500, while a record 195 deaths in the last 24 hours took the toll to 14,974. According to a medical bulletin, 21,546 people were …
  • MK Stalin stakes claim to form govt in Tamil Nadu May 5, 2021 11:45 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI; DMK president MK Stalin will be sworn in as Chief Minister of the State on Friday at a formal function to be held in Raj Bhavan. Having been elected as leader of the legislative party, Stalin met Governor Banwarilal Purohit …
  • Tamil Nadu records 23 more Covid deaths April 11, 2021 2:38 pm Representative imageTamil Nadu recorded 11 short of 6,000 fresh Covid-19 cases and 23 deaths on Saturday as the second surge continued unabated. Active cases jumped to 37,673 as just 1,952 patients were discharged. For the second consecutive day, the state …
  • Dhinakaran hopes to survive TN electoral battle April 6, 2021 2:24 am Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 5 (ANI): Founder of Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) and former deputy general secretary of AIADMK, TTV Dhinakaran says he has been inspired by former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and would implement schemes …
  • CBI raids over 100 locations in bank fraud cases amounting to Rs 3,700 cr March 26, 2021 3:31 pm The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Thursday conducted searches over 100 places in 11 States and Union Territories (UTs) in connection with more than 30 cases of bank fraud amounting to over Rs 3,700 crore. As per a statement, the searches are part …
  • CBI raids over 100 places in bank fraud cases March 26, 2021 4:34 am New Delhi [India], March 26 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Thursday conducted searches over 100 places in 11 States and Union Territories (UTs) in connection with more than 30 cases of bank fraud amounting to over Rs 3,700 crore. As per a …
  • AIADMK alliance is 'victorious alliance: TN CM March 18, 2021 1:43 am Thiruvarur (Tamil Nadu) [India], March 17 (ANI): With Tamil Nadu Assembly elections around the corner, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami slammed opposition parties and claimed that AIADMK's alliance will emerge 'victorious' and …
  • New Covid-19 cluster emerges in Thanjavur school, 56 students and a teacher test positive March 15, 2021 1:25 am A government-aided girls’ school in Ammapetai village in Thanjavur district has emerged as a Covid-19 cluster after 56 students and a teacher tested positive for the novel coronavirus. A Class XI student first tested positive for Covid-19 on March 9. As …
  • TN Polls: SDPI to contest on 6 seats in alliance with AMMK March 12, 2021 3:03 am Kalyani (West Bengal) [India], March 11 (ANI): Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) will contest from six seats in Tamil Nadu assembly polls in alliance with TTV Dhinakaran's Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK), said SDPI Tamil Nadu President …
  • CM Palaniswami to lay foundation stone for Cauvery-Vaigai-Gundar Link scheme on Sunday February 19, 2021 4:22 pm By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will lay the foundation stone for the Cauvery-Vellaru-Vaigai-Gundar Link scheme on Sunday. He will be inaugurating the Rs 6,941 crore-first phase of the project at Kunathur in …
  • Modi talks of Sri Lankan Tamils ahead of TN polls February 15, 2021 2:01 pm The Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu may be only a couple of months away but Mr Modi refused to be drawn into any election-related issues Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over the indigenously built Arjun Main Battle Tank Mk-1A to the Indian …
  • 2 engineering students run over by train February 6, 2021 6:10 am Coimbatore: Two students of a private engineering college were run over by a train on Wednesday night. The deceased were identified as Siva, 22, of Seelapadi in Dindigul district and P Pavithran, 22, of Mannargudi in Thiruvarur district. The youths were …
  • Veteran Tamil publisher T. S. Raamalingam no more January 4, 2021 9:09 am T.S. Raamalingam, veteran Tamil publisher, died at his residence in Chennai in the early hours of Monday following a cardiac arrest. He was 70. He is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son. As per his wish, the body will be handed over to Sri …
  • DMK makes baseless charges: CM December 22, 2020 4:12 pm The DMK, unable to digest good response to the ‘Pongal gift hamper’ announcement and the assistance of ₹2,500 to rice cardholders, was making baseless allegations against the AIADMK rule in a vain attempt to divert people’s attention, Chief Minister …
  • Weather watch: South Tamil Nadu makes gains from easterly wave December 17, 2020 8:32 am The prevailing easterly wave activity over the Bay of Bengal is expected to trigger scattered to fairly widespread rain/thundershowers over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala, Mahe and Lakshadweep for four more days, according to an update by the …
  • Bringing the goddess home December 13, 2020 3:33 am By S Vijay Kumar In a rare case of repatriation, a Canadian university has decided to return an idol of Annapurna that had been stolen from India in 1913 The story goes that in 1913, Norman MacKenzie, a lawyer and art collector from the Canadian province …
  • Today's weather: ‘Burevi’ remnant stalls; heavy rain over Tamil Nadu December 4, 2020 2:25 pm Stalling of the deep depression from erstwhile cyclone ‘Burevi’ has swamped parts of Tamil Nadu, especially the northern districts during the 24 hours ending for a second day on Friday with huge transport of moisture on view through the day from the Gulf …
  • Are college campuses safe for students to return? December 2, 2020 12:20 am Express News Service CHENNAI: As colleges brace for return of final-year students on December 7, educational institutions that were converted into Covid-19 isolation centres are struggling to make their campuses clean and safe. Representatives of several …
  • Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Heavy rains hit Mamallapuram ahead of landfall; ops suspended at Chennai airport November 25, 2020 1:46 pm Image Source : PTI Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Tamil Nadhu, Puducherry brace up for Cyclone; IMD predicts winds up to 145 kmph Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Cyclone Nivar is expected to intensify into a "very severe cyclonic storm" and make landfall Wednesday. …
  • Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Over 37K people evacuated from TN, Puducherry; 25 NDRF teams on ground November 25, 2020 11:38 am Image Source : PTI Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Tamil Nadhu, Puducherry brace up for Cyclone; IMD predicts winds up to 145 kmph Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Cyclone Nivar is expected to intensify into a "very severe cyclonic storm" and make landfall Wednesday. …
  • Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Over 24,000 people shifted to relief centres in TN, 26 flights cancelled November 25, 2020 9:38 am Image Source : PTI Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Tamil Nadhu, Puducherry brace up for Cyclone; IMD predicts winds up to 145 kmph Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Cyclone Nivar, which is expected to intensify into a "very severe cyclonic storm" and make landfall …
  • Tamil Nadu, Puducherry brace for Cyclone Nivar November 25, 2020 12:19 am Intermittent rains lashed several parts of Tamil Nadu as the deep depression over Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm, 'Nivar'. (Express photo: Janardhan Koushik)A DEEP depression over Bay of Bengal that has intensified into a cyclonic …
  • Cyclone Nivar: TN declares public holiday on Wednesday; Puducherry imposes Section 144 from Tuesday night November 24, 2020 5:53 pm Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami on Tuesday declared a public holiday on Wednesday as Cyclone Nivar is expected to make landfall in the State on Wednesday evening. The Chief Minister appealed to people to stay indoors and adhere to …
  • Tamil Nadu: Cyclone Nivar turns severe, state govt announces public holiday tomorrow November 24, 2020 12:50 pm According to the India Meteorogical Department, rainfall is very likely at most places in Tamil Nadu, Puduchery and Karaikal with heavy to very heavy showers at a few places and extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places on Wednesday. (Express photo: …
  • Cyclone Nivar: Tamil Nadu districts announce helpline numbers for emergency use November 24, 2020 6:19 am By Express News Service It's official. The deep depression has intensified into a cyclonic storm - Nivar - over southwest Bay of Bengal. The Tamil Nadu government has rolled out many precautionary measures which included suspension of bus services in 7 …
  • Cyclone Nivar live: Landfall on Nov 25 evening November 24, 2020 5:50 am Tamil Nadu: Nine IPS officers have been designated to monitor and supervise rescue and relief The officers have been appointed in Kancheepuram, Chengalpet, Tiruvallur, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Trichy, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Pudukottai, Thanjavur …
  • Cyclone Nivar: IMD issues a red alert in Tamil Nadu November 23, 2020 5:59 pm Chennai: Tamil Nadu is bracing itself for heavy rains as cyclone Nivar is expected to hit on Wednesday afternoon. The IMD has issued a red alert for the State — a label that urges the authorities and residents to jump into action — for Tuesday and …
  •  32 Tamilians stranded in Kuwait brought home after External Affairs ministry intervention November 20, 2020 6:06 pm Express News Service TIRUCHY: As the Air India Express flight from Kuwait docked at the Tiruchy International Airport on Thursday, there was a huge sigh of relief. Among the hundreds of passengers in the flight, 32 natives of the state who were stranded at …
  • Udhayanidhi to kick-start campaign from Karunanidhi’s birthplace November 20, 2020 1:45 am Express News Service CHENNAI: DMK’s youth wing secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin will commence his campaign tour, tentatively titled “Thamizhagam Meetpom,” on Friday from Thirukkuvalai, the birthplace of his grandfather and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi. A report …
  • All welcome delay in reopening schools but... what next? November 13, 2020 2:44 am Express News Service CHENNAI: Students and teachers heaved a sigh of relief after the State government postponed its decision to reopen educational institutions. The fear of a second wave of Coronavirus has gripped the State as many Indian cities are …
  • TN’s Covid count crosses 7.5 lakh November 12, 2020 10:54 pm With 2,184 fresh cases on Wednesday, Tamil Nadu’s tally touched 7,50,409. The State added 50,000 cases in 20 days after crossing the seven lakh mark on October 22. Previously, it took 12 days for Tamil Nadu to get from 6,50,000 to 7,00,000 cases. …
  • Students worried about returning to campuses used as Covid care centres November 7, 2020 10:52 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: With the scheduled reopening of schools and colleges just a few days away, students and teachers say they feel massively under-prepared for it. They have urged the government to come up guidelines for a phased reopening, along …
  • Women in Indian village praise Kamala Harris’s bid for US vice-president November 4, 2020 10:54 am Chennai — More than 12,870km from Washington, Indian women have been rooting for the “America lady” in the village of US vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris’s grandfather. As locals in Thulasendrapuram's temple held special prayers for a …
  • Tamil Nadu Village Prays For Kamala Harris's Victory In US Polls November 3, 2020 5:41 pm As millions of US citizens queue up to vote for their next President and his deputy, the people of Thulasenthirapuram in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday prayed for the success of Kamala Harris, Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee, who has a connect to this small …
  • US elections 2020: Locals in Kamala Harris' ancestral Tamil Nadu village pray for her success November 3, 2020 9:01 am By ANI THIRUVARUR: As US citizens decide the fate of Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris today, locals of her ancestral village in Thulasenthirapuram in Tiruvarur district offered prayers at a temple wishing success for her in the polls. …
  • COVID-19 positive Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister Doraikkannu passes away at 72 October 31, 2020 8:21 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Minister for Agriculture R Doraikkannu passed away on Sunday after a brief struggle with COVID-19. He is survived by his wife Bhanumathi, four daughters, and two sons.  His mortal remains are likely to be taken …
  • Tamil Nadu NEET aspirants on testing times faced during preparations October 18, 2020 9:28 am Express News Service Shakthivel, who comes from an economically disadvantaged family, scored 674 in NEET without signing up for any coaching class. "Whenever someone heard that I was preparing for NEET, the first question they asked was which coaching …
  • NEET aspirants on testing times faced during preparations October 17, 2020 9:48 pm Express News Service ‘Can score high even without coaching’ Everyone told Shakthivel that he had no chance at cracking NEET without going for coaching. Still he did not sign up at any centre and today his scorecard reads 674. Hailing from a poor family in …
  • In memory of her child, woman gifts doctor to TN October 11, 2020 1:02 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Her sisters describe Charumathi as painfully shy, but unwavering in her mission. After cracking NEET with a score of 370, she secured a seat at the Government Medical College in Thiruvarur. Charumathi prematurely believed …
  • ‘Keep rhinoceros beetle at bay’ October 8, 2020 6:13 am The Coconut Research Station, Veppankulam, has advised farmers engaged in replanting coconut seedlings in areas affected by cyclone Gaja to adopt an integrated approach to check rhinoceros beetle attack in trees. Rhinoceros beetle is a pest which cuts the …
  • Tamil Nadu adds 5,622 new COVID-cases, tally mounts to 6.14 lakh October 3, 2020 6:07 pm By PTI CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu on Saturday recorded 5,622 new COVID-19 cases taking the overall tally to 6,14,507 while the death toll jumped to 9,718 with 65 more people succumbing to the virus, the Health department said. The number of recoveries climbed to …
  • Tamil Nadu’s Covid count crosses 5 lakh, death toll reaches 8,381 September 14, 2020 7:39 pm Tamil Nadu’s overall Covid-19 tally on Sunday crossed the unenviable milestone of 5 lakh cases. With 5,693 new cases getting detected in the last 24 hours the state’s Covid-19 tally stands at 5,02,759. The State recorded the first case on March 7, but …
  • DMK alleges scam in Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, BJP wants enquiry September 8, 2020 8:28 am Chennai: The alleged large scale siphoning off of funds meant for the State’s farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, which envisages an annual cash payment of Rs 6000 to each of the 9.5 crore farmers in the country, saw not just the BJP …
  • TN unveils Electronics and Hardware Manufacturing Policy, targets $100 billion output by 2025 September 7, 2020 9:44 am Express News Service CHENNAI: In a bid to increase Tamil Nadu’s electronics industry output to USD 100 billion by 2025, Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami on Monday unveiled the Tamil Nadu Electronics and Hardware Manufacturing Policy. The policy is …
  • Support for Trump, Biden even: Indians’ and Indian-Americans’ perspective of US Presidential race September 2, 2020 4:24 am By J.V. Lakshmana Rao As Indian-Americans in the US, many elite Indians in India too have been evincing keen interest in the 2020 US Presidential elections and have been guessing about who will be the next US President and the next US Vice President, and …
  • TN’s Covid count nears 4 lakh August 27, 2020 8:15 pm The cumulative case tally in Tamil Nadu is nearring four lakh with 5,958 new cases on Wednesday. The state reported 118 deaths, pushing the cumulative toll to 6,839. After the state discharged 5,606 patients on Wednesday, the recovery rate stood at 82%. At …
  • Tamil Nadu's Covid cases: 3 lakh and counting August 11, 2020 12:32 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The State’s tally of Covid-19 cases crossed the three lakh-mark with 5,914 fresh cases being reported on Monday. As many as 114 deaths were also included in the day’s medical bulletin, taking the State toll to 5,041. The …
  • Tamil Nadu records 5,879 new COVID-19 cases, 99 deaths August 2, 2020 9:03 am Image Source : FILE Tamil Nadu records 5,879 new COVID-19 cases Tamil Nadu continued to record a slight dip in number of fresh COVID-19 cases with 5,879 patients contracting the infection on Saturday, taking the tally to 2,51,738, the health department …
  • State sees marginal dip with 5,864 cases July 30, 2020 10:27 pm After a week of reporting more than 6,000 cases a day, Tamil Nadu saw a marginal dip in fresh infections, as 5,864 persons tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. However, for the first time, the Health Department’s bulletin recorded over 90 deaths, …
  • Tamil Nadu records highest single day Covid death toll of 97 July 30, 2020 4:17 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu reported 5,864 new Covid-19 positive cases on Thursday. After a week, the number has dipped below the 6,000-mark. With 97 more deaths, the toll now stands at 3,838.  Chennai alone recorded 1,175 cases and its …
  • ONGC rapped by NGT panel for inadequate steps to control pipeline leaks in Cauvery delta July 30, 2020 2:01 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Measures taken by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) to control incidents of oil leakages from a network of underground pipelines in the delta region of Thiruvarur district are inadequate, said a joint …
  • Tamil Nadu records 6,426 new Covid-19 positive cases, 82 deaths, new mother among deceased July 29, 2020 8:57 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: The State reported 6,426 new Covid-19 positive cases and 82 deaths, including a new mother at Ariyalur, taking tally to 2,34,114 and toll to 3,741 on Wednesday. Four transgenders and also 33 people who came to Tamil Nadu …
  • We-learning? July 19, 2020 1:38 am By Express News Service Neatly ironed uniforms, heavy school bags, chatter and laughter – gone are the days when teaching was confined within the four walls of a classroom. Thanks to the pandemic the classrooms are now at fingertips, at least for those who …
  • Railways sets target of becoming net zero carbon emitter and electrification of routes July 13, 2020 1:41 pm The Railways has set a target of going completely green by becoming a 'net zero' carbon emitter by 2030 through various initiatives, including electrification of broad gauge, improving energy efficiency and switching to renewable sources, the …
  • TN urban planning body to open 15 new offices across state, builders welcome move July 7, 2020 2:18 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Developers and individual builders can now heave a sigh of relief as the Tamil Nadu government has permitted the reorganisation of existing offices in the Directorate of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) and create 15 new …
  • COVID-19 testing laboratory to be set up in Karaikal soon, says Puducherry CM July 2, 2020 4:46 pm By Express News Service PUDUCHERRY: A COVID-19 testing laboratory will soon be set up in Karaikal region of the Union territory, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said on Thursday. In an audio clip sent to newsmen from Karaikal shortly after a COVID …
  • DMK MLA from Cheyyur tests positive for COVID-19 June 27, 2020 6:59 am Besides Chennai, 191 cases were reported in Chengalpattu, 98 in Kancheepuram, 170 in Thiruvallur, 10 each in Ariyalur and Nagapattinam, 29 in Coimbatore, 21 in Cuddalore, 15 in Dindigul, five each in Erode and Thiruvarur, 25 each in Kallakurichi and …
  • 36 IAS officers to monitor fight against COVID-19 across Tamil Nadu June 18, 2020 10:35 am Express News Service CHENNAI: The state government has appointed monitoring officers for 33 districts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Three officers had already been appointed to Chengalpattu, Thiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts in May. For Chennai, …
  • Chennai returnees push up coronavirus tally in central Tamil Nadu June 15, 2020 7:16 pm By Express News Service TIRUCHY: The central districts recorded 50 COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the number of active cases to 333 in the region. Thanjavur and Thiruvarur recorded the most cases, with 12 and 10, respectively. Nagapattinam recorded 10 …
  • Gold worth Rs 77 lakh stolen from locked house June 15, 2020 3:15 pm THIRUVARUR: Unidentified men looted 220 sovereigns of gold jewellery, worth Rs 70 lakh, and Rs 7 lakh in cash from a locked house near Koradachery in Thiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu in the early hours on Monday. According to police, Sarbudeen, 34, of …
  • Tamil Nadu changes the names of 1018 places June 11, 2020 7:09 am Chennai: 'Thiruvallikeni', an old settlement of Chennai, can no longer be written in English as 'Triplicane'. That place name has to be written in English as the word is pronounced in the original Tamil, as 'Thiruvallikkeni'. New …
  • TN government alters English names of 1,018 places to match their Tamil pronounciation June 10, 2020 7:30 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: The state government has issued a notification as per the recommendation of an experts committee for changing the names of 1,018 places, including of many important places, in accordance with how they are exactly pronounced …
  • Foundation laid for upgrading cancer hospital in Kancheepuram June 9, 2020 9:54 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: Through video conferencing from the secretariat, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday inaugurated a host of government offices and other facilities. Foundations were laid for upgrading Arignar Anna Government …
  • Poll panel cancels Thiruvarur bypoll January 8, 2019 5:49 am The Election Commission has cancelled its election notification for the constituency that fell vacant after the death of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi, putting off a high-stakes poll contest for Dravidian parties DMK and AIADMK just months ahead of …
  • EC cancels Thiruvarur by-election January 7, 2019 1:23 pm Chennai: The Election Commission (EC) has cancelled the Thiruvarur Assembly by-election in Tamil Nadu, citing the ongoing relief work after the Gaja cyclone that devastated major parts of Thiruvarur district, giving a huge relief to major political parties …
  • Tamil Nadu: EC cancels Thiruvarur assembly bypoll due to Cyclone Gaja January 7, 2019 11:12 am The Election Commission had earlier announced that polling for the Thiruvarur constituency would be held January 28 with counting on January 31. The Election Commission Monday cancelled the bypoll to Tamil Nadu’s Thiruvarur assembly seat on account of the …
  • EC cancels Thiruvarur Assembly by-poll citing Gaja aftermath January 7, 2019 5:33 am [India], Jan 7 (ANI): The by-election to Thiruvarur Assembly constituency which was slated for January 28 has been cancelled by the Election Commission at the request of the Tamil Nadu government and the district administration (Thiruvarur) who are pre- …
  • EC rescinds Thiruvarur by-election January 7, 2019 4:08 am Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has rescinded its January 3 notification announcing the by-election in Tamil Nadu’s Thiruvarur Assembly constituency. In a communication to the Chief Electoral Officer, Tamil Nadu, the EC on Sunday said …
  • Bypoll to Thiruvarur Assembly constituency rescinded January 7, 2019 2:42 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Election Commission has rescinded the by-election to Thiruvarur Assembly constituency. The commission’s communication in this regard was sent to Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahu last night and the CEO confirmed …
  • Thiruvarur bypoll: DMK names Poondi Kalaivanan, AMMK to field S.Kamaraj January 5, 2019 7:48 am The Election Commission had earlier announced that polling for the Thiruvarur constituency would be held January 28 with counting on January 31. The Dravid Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) today named Poondi Kalaivanan, the Thiruvarur District secretary of the …
  • DMK fields party District Secretary in Thiruvarur by-election January 4, 2019 1:02 pm Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Ending all speculation about fielding someone from the DMK’s “first family”, the party on Friday announced the candidature of a senior leader Poondi Kalaivanan as its candidate in the Thiruvarur Assembly by-election on January 28. “ …
  • By-polls in Haryana's Jind, Tamil Nadu's Thiruvarur on Jan 28 December 31, 2018 4:43 pm [India], Dec 31 (ANI): The by-election in the assembly constituencies of Jind in Haryana and Thiruvarur in Tamil Nadu will be held on January 28, while the counting of votes will take place on January 31. As per a statement from the Election Commission of …
  • Cyclone Gaja: Trees uprooted trees, roofs damaged in Thiruvarur's Kokaladi November 16, 2018 7:22 pm [India], Nov 16 (ANI): Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds caused due to Cyclone Gaja, which made a landfall in the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Friday uprooted trees and damaged houses in Thiruvarur's Kokaladi village. Sand was …
  • What's ailing rural India: Ground report from Thiruvarur Tamil Nadu April 27, 2017 4:55 pm Apr 27, 2017 09:58 PM IST | Source: CNBC-TV18 Farmers from Tamil Nadu called off the 40-day strike in New Delhi that was part of their efforts to get central government help in surviving the drought. However several opposition parties in the state have …