• New 'mask' parottas, made to raise Covid awarene... 10 Jul 2020 14:35 MADURAI: The ubiquitous parotta may have assumed different avatars to satiate many taste buds, but the mask variant of the sumptuous bite from a Madurai 'master' has caught the eye as it is in tune with the modern pandemic times. Kothu parotta, …
  • Live: Pune to go on 10-day lockdown starting July 13 10 Jul 2020 13:58 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Central Asia’s biggest nation Kazakhstan has taken umbrage to false reporting in Chinese state-run media about origin of pneumonia dangerous than covid in that country. Some Chinese media outlets are claiming that …
  • TN reports 4,231 new Covid cases, waiting time at Chennai signals reduced 10 Jul 2020 10:04 Tamil Nadu has reported 4,231 new cases of Covid-19 infections on Thursday apart from 65 deaths caused by the disease. The total number of coronavirus positive cases in the state stands at 1,26,581 including 46,652 active cases and 1,765 deaths, according …
  • Rain lashes several areas in and around Chennai 10 Jul 2020 07:13   People in Chennai woke up to rains accompanied by thunder and lightning on Friday. Many areas in and around the city received moderate rainfall. Localities in southern parts of the city received heavy rains. The weather station in Meenambakkam recorded a …
  • Tamil Nadu custodial deaths: CBI takes over probe, registers 2 FIRs 09 Jul 2020 23:32 By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: July 8, 2020 7:15:13 pm Jeyaraj (left), his son Bennix died on June 22 The CBI has taken over investigations into the gruesome killing of a father-son duo after alleged torture by police personnel at Sathankulam Police …
  • Chennai accounts for less than a third of fresh cases 09 Jul 2020 21:08 Chennai accounted for less than a third of the 4,231 fresh COVID-19 cases recorded in Tamil Nadu on Thursday. While the total number of persons discharged after treatment went past 50,000 in the city, a 25-day-old baby with a congenital anomaly was among …
  • Big Dip In Coronavirus Numbers In Chennai, But Madurai Up Five-Fold 09 Jul 2020 20:24 Coronavirus: The Tamil Nadu health department is opening hundreds of fever clinics in affected areas. Chennai: The daily increase in coronavirus figures of Chennai -- the epicenter of the disease in Tamil Nadu -- has dipped by a whopping 60 per cent over …
  • Sathankulam deaths: HC seeks status report 09 Jul 2020 19:34 P Jeyaraj and J Beniks MADURAI: The Madras high court on Thursday directed CB-CID DSP Anil Kumar to file a status report, in a sealed cover, on the actions taken so far in the custodial deaths case of P Jeyaraj and his son Beniks at Sathankulam in …
  • CIAL confirms seven repatriation flights carrying 1,680 passengers 09 Jul 2020 18:00 Royal Flight Airline from Moscow docking at Kochi on Thursday morning. (File photo) KOCHI: The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) confirmed the operations of seven repatriation flights carrying a total of 1,680 passengers on Thursday. These …
  • Submit status report, HC tells CB-CID 09 Jul 2020 15:12 The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday directed the CB-CID to submit in a sealed cover the status report on the investigation carried out so far in the Sattankulam custodial deaths of trader P. Jayaraj and his son J. Benicks. A Division …
  • TN reports over 4000 cases after few days of declining numbers; testing at an all-time high 09 Jul 2020 14:49 CHENNAI: After three days of reporting less than 4,000 cases, Tamil Nadu's Covid-19 positive cases surged again on Thursday with 4231 people testing positive for the infection in the State. The number of people who succumbed to the virus too continued …
  • Will you eat Mask Parottas: Madurai restaurant sells Coronavirus-themed foods to raise awareness 09 Jul 2020 12:57 Restaurant serves parottas made in the shape of masks in Tamil Nadu's Madurai A Madurai restaurant made headlines on July 8 for selling mask-shaped parottas, coronavirus-shaped dosas, bondas to create awareness against the novel coronavirus pandemic. …
  • Sathankulam custodial deaths: 2 of the 5 cops arrested fall 'ill', admitted to hospital 09 Jul 2020 09:23 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: In high drama late on Wednesday, two of the five policemen arrested in connection with the Sathankulam custodial deaths were admitted to the Thoothukudi Medical College Hospital (TKMCH) claiming ill health. Hence, only …
  • One plate 'mask parotta': This Madurai restaurant serves 'corona menu' to raise COVID-19 awareness 09 Jul 2020 07:23 Express News Service MADURAI: Madurai and the eternal love for parottas by the district's populace is a bond inseparable. Taking the parotta craze up a notch to spread a crucial message during this COVID-19 pandemic, Hotel TempleCity here has brought …
  • TVS Srichakra Director P. Vijayaraghavan passes away 09 Jul 2020 05:31 P. Vijayaraghavan, non-executive and non-independent Director of TVS Srichakra Ltd., passed away early on Wednesday in Chennai following a cardiac arrest. Having joined the Sundaram Industries in 1969 at a young age of 21 years, Vijayaraghavan served the …
  • Sathankulam custodial deaths: 5 cops arrested 09 Jul 2020 00:54 P Jeyaraj and J Beniks MADURAI: The CB-CID probing the custodial deaths of a father-son duo -- P Jeyaraj and J Beniks -- in Tamil Nadu’s Sathankulam arrested five police personnel on Wednesday night. This takes the total number of police personnel arrested …
  • Special train leaves with guest workers 09 Jul 2020 00:54 Coimbatore: The Salem division of the Southern Railway operated a special train from Tirupur on Wednesday to transport guest workers to Jharkhand and West Bengal. The 34th special train, bound for Howrah in West Bengal, was operated after a gap of one …
  • Chennai, five northern districts see 60% of Tamil Nadu’s new COVID-19 cases 08 Jul 2020 22:57 Chennai, along with five northern districts, accounted for nearly 60% of the 3,756 new COVID-19 cases reported in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. The surge in cases continued in the southern parts of the State, especially in Madurai, Kanniyakumari and Thoothukudi …
  • Sathankulam custodial death case: Tamil Nadu CB-CID arrest five more cops 08 Jul 2020 20:16 Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: The CB-CID sleuths, late Wednesday night, arrested five more police personnel, including a Special Sub-Inspector (SSI) in connection to the deaths of traders P Jeyaraj and his son J Beniks while in custody. The arrests …
  • CIAL confirms five repatriation flights carrying 700 people 08 Jul 2020 17:05 (Representative image) KOCHI: The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) confirmed the operations of five repatriation flights carrying 700 passengers on Wednesday. These included an Air India flight from Kenya and Ethiopian Airline flight from …
  • Cases in UP cross 30,000 mark; doubling time increases in Chennai 08 Jul 2020 16:03 New barricades have been set up in the Kolkata containment area before the start of tomorrow’s lockdown. Express photo Shashi Ghosh Coronavirus (Covid-19) India Updates: As many as 22,752 cases of Covid-19 were reported in India in the past 24 hours, …
  • IOC beats lockdown blues, resumes works on projects worth Rs 1.04 trn 08 Jul 2020 15:48 After the initial hiccup due to lockdown in 2020-21, state-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has resumed work on 336 projects worth about Rs 1.04 trillion. "Since the easing of the lockdown on April 20, IndianOil has commenced works on 336 projects …
  • Indian Restaurant Chain Gets Innovative With COVID-19 Shaped Dishes for Awareness 08 Jul 2020 15:39 India 10:23 GMT 08.07.2020Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik) India recently became the third worst hit country in the world with the COVID-19 virus. Despite this, the government is slowly opening up certain businesses across several states in order to get …
  • Man arrested for raping girl near Madurai 08 Jul 2020 14:34 MADURAI: The Keelavalavu police in Madurai district on Tuesday arrested a man for raping a 13-year-old girl. The accused has been identified as B Karthick, 29, of U Kanmaipatti near Melur. The victim, hailing from another village near Melur, went to her …
  • Tamil Nadu reports third consecutive day of Covid-19 cases under 4,000 mark 08 Jul 2020 14:07 CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu reported another day of Covid-19 cases being below the 4,000 mark with 3,756 people testing positive for the infection on Wednesday. However, 64 people succumbed to the infection taking the death toll to 1,700, the state media bulletin …
  • Indian Oil resumes work on projects worth ₹1.04 lakh crore 08 Jul 2020 13:42 Indian Oil Corporation Limited has resumed work on projects worth ₹1.04 lakh crore across the country, after the easing of lockdown from April 20. “Indian Oil has commenced works on 336 projects that have investment of more than ₹1 crore in each project, …
  • IOC resumes work on Rs 1.04 lakh cr worth of projects 08 Jul 2020 13:03 NEW DELHI: Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the nation's biggest oil firm, on Wednesday said with easing of lockdown restrictions, it has resumed work on projects worth Rs 1.04 lakh crore which will help address future energy demand as well as kickstart …
  • Tamil Nadu bars 'Friends of Police' for alleged involvement in custodial deaths 08 Jul 2020 11:49 Thoothukudi SP Arun Balagopalan (2nd L), Additional Superintendent of Police D Kumar (L), DSP C Prathapan (R) and police constable Maharajan (4th L, not in uniform) leave after appearing before the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court for Sathankulam …
  • EPS bans activities of Friends of Police across Tamil Nadu 08 Jul 2020 09:47 With 3,616 new COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday, the total number of cases in the state has now surged to 1,18,594. In Chennai, a total of 1,203 cases were recorded. So far, the city has reported 71,230. There has been a decline in the number of cases in …
  • Tuticorin custodial deaths: CBI takes over probe, registers 2 FIRs 08 Jul 2020 08:46 The CBI has taken over investigations into the gruesome killing of a father-son duo after alleged torture by police personnel at Sathankulam Police Station in Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu, officials said on Wednesday. The CBI has dispatched a special …
  • Watch | ‘Mask parottas’ to create awareness about COVID-19 08 Jul 2020 08:04 A restaurant in Madurai has made parottas in the shape of masks. K. L. Kumar, who is the owner of Temple City, one of the biggest restaurant chains in Madurai, is the creator of this ‘mask parotta’. The aim was to make people realise the need to wear masks …
  • Coronavirus | Marginal dip in cases; Chennai’s daily tally continues to fall 08 Jul 2020 08:04 Tamil Nadu on Tuesday saw a marginal dip in the number of fresh infections, with 3,616 persons testing positive for COVID-19. Chennai, in particular, continued to witness a fall in new cases, compared with the previous days, while the cases remained high …
  • G.O. approving ‘New scheme of Studies’ for higher edu cancelled 08 Jul 2020 07:46 Express News Service MADURAI: Principal Secretary to the School Education Department cancelled the order approving the new scheme of studies for higher education and ordered schools across the State to continue following the present system.  Taking …
  • Spike in COVID-19 Infections in southern Tamil Nadu districts a new worry 08 Jul 2020 07:44 Chennai: Southern Tamil Nadu saw a spike in COVID-19 infections on Tuesday even as the spread of the virus seemingly came under control in Chennai city, where 1203 cases were detected on the day the State total stood at 3616 new cases and 65 deaths. …
  • WORKS COMMENCE ON PROJECTS WORTH Rs 1.04 TRILLION AT INDIANOIL 08 Jul 2020 07:05 336 projects commenced after lockdown eased till 30th June 2020. Additionally, more than 50 projects have also resumed since 1st of July 2020. 13.3 Lac man-days work accomplished during 20thApril to 30thJune 2020. On track for achieving Rs CAPEX target of …
  • Licence of 18 instant tea units cancelled 08 Jul 2020 04:48 Udhagamandalam: Licences of 18 units producing instant tea and bio-fertilizers in the southern region, mainly in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, have been cancelled for deviations in rules. The defaulted units are located in Ooty, Ketti, Coimbatore, Theni, and …
  • MedikaBazaar to add 22 more locations such as Madurai, Coimbatore, Ranchi, Kochi, Chandigarh, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur 08 Jul 2020 03:49 MedikaBazaar, a pioneering B2B online marketplace for medical equipment and supplies in India, is targeting 500 per cent growth next year. The company is also planning to add 22 more locations such as Madurai, Coimbatore, Ranchi, Kochi, Chandigarh, …
  • CBI to take over Thoothukudi custodial deaths investigation 08 Jul 2020 02:03 The Central government has issued the notification for the CBI to take over the investigations into the custodial death of Jayaraj and his son Bennix of Sathankulam in Thoothukdudi district on June 22 and 23, accepting the demand of Tamil Nadu Chief …
  • Siddha medicines need more patronage: Madras High Court 07 Jul 2020 23:25 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court observed that the Siddha system of medicine requires more patronage from the Union and State governments and that sufficient funds should be allocated for Research and Development …
  • Skeletons of two kids found at Keezhadi 07 Jul 2020 23:25 By Express News Service SIVAGANGA: The skeletons of two children were unearthed from Konthagai, one of the cluster villages of Keezhadi archaeological site, in the district on Tuesday.  Deputy Director of State Archaeology department R Sivanandan said that …
  • Keeladi excavation: 1 more child's skeleton found 07 Jul 2020 17:50 MADURAI: After a skeleton of a child was excavated in Konthagai near Keeladi on June 19, another child’s skeleton was found there on Tuesday. As many as 12 burial urns were found at Konthagai excavation site so far. Skeletons were found in four of these 12 …
  • Going all out to contain Covid in Madurai: Min 07 Jul 2020 17:49
  • PIL petitions filed against illegal sand quarrying 07 Jul 2020 16:00 Taking a serious view of the fact that illegal sand quarrying was continuing in Virudhunagar and Sivaganga districts, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the respective district administrations to file their counter affidavits. …
  • Centre Has Notified CBI Taking Over Father-Son Death Case: Tamil Nadu Government 07 Jul 2020 15:57 CBI will take over the case where a Tamil man and his son died due to torture in police custody Chennai: The Centre has issued a notification on CBI taking over investigation into the deaths of a father and son belonging to Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin …
  • Two constables booked for drunken brawl 07 Jul 2020 13:32 Madurai Three persons, including, two police constables were booked for abusing and damaging the windscreen of a truck in a drunken brawl near Tirumangalam on Monday night. The police said P. Sivakarthi (21) of Nagamalaipuram was waylaid by P. Alagupandi …
  • Centre has notified CBI taking over Sathankulam case: T.N. govt 07 Jul 2020 13:32 The Centre has issued a notification on CBI taking over investigation into the deaths of a father and son duo belonging to Tuticorin district, the Tamil Nadu government said on Tuesday. Following Chief Minister K Palaniswami’s letter to Home Minister Amit …
  • Protests against firing: Chargesheet set aside 07 Jul 2020 12:46 MADURAI: The Madras high court has set aside a chargesheet filed against a 31-year-old intellectually challenged man who participated in a protest in Madurai following the Tuticorin police firing incident in 2018. The court observed that the implication of …
  • ‘Is there any home remedy for dry eyes?’ 07 Jul 2020 12:42 Combined glaucoma and cataract surgery is indicated in any person with significant visual disability from both cataract and glaucoma and is beneficial in limiting the progressive loss of vision due to glaucoma. The procedure also reduces the need for …
  • CBI set to take over Santhakulam custodial death investigation; Centre notifies 07 Jul 2020 12:21 Chennai: The Centre has issued a notification on CBI taking over investigation into the deaths of a father and son duo belonging to Tuticorin district, the Tamil Nadu government said on Tuesday. Following Chief Minister K Palaniswami's letter to Home …
  • Madras High Court directs Centre to verify efficacy of Siddha medicine in COVID-19 treatment 07 Jul 2020 12:02 Madurai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the Centre to take immediate steps for verifying the efficacy of a Siddha medicine, developed by a Tamil Nadu-based Siddha practioner for the treatment of COVID-19. Issuing the directive also to the …
  • CBI to take over probe into Santhakulam custodial death after Centre issues notification 07 Jul 2020 11:10 The CB-CID is presently handling the case as per the direction of the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court. Chennai: The Centre has issued a notification on CBI taking over investigation into the deaths of a father and son duo belonging to Tuticorin …
  • Brother died of custodial torture, alleges Thoothukudi woman  07 Jul 2020 06:48 By Express News Service MADURAI: The High Court Bench issued a notice to the Thoothukudi south police on a petition filed by a woman alleging that her brother died due to police torture. The petitioner sought a direction to transfer the investigation to CB …
  • Coronavirus Deaths In India Cross 20,000, Over 7 Lakh Cases So Far 07 Jul 2020 06:40 Coronavirus: India is the country with the third-highest coronavirus caseload in the world. New Delhi: India's coronavirus count crossed the seven lakh-mark on Monday, just four days after the number of infections in the country reached six lakh. 22, …
  • Covid-19 cases hit record one-day high in Nilgiris 07 Jul 2020 00:41 Udhagamandalam: Covid-19 cases hit a record one-day high in the Nilgiris on Monday with 26 positive cases taking the tally to 150. Of the 26 cases, eight are returnees from other districts, 17 are primary and secondary contacts of an official of a needle …
  • Tamil Nadu records 3,827 fresh cases; Chennai’s tally tops 70,000 06 Jul 2020 22:58 After recording 4,000-plus cases a day for four consecutive days, Tamil Nadu reported 3,827 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. Though the State saw a marginal dip in the number of new infections, the rise in COVID-19 cases continued in many districts, with …
  • Madurai to adopt Chennai-like micro-plan strategy to fight COVID: Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan 06 Jul 2020 18:14 By Express News Service MADURAI:  Street-level micro-plans would be executed across Madurai district to identify and contain the rising spread of COVID-19, told Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan while addressing media persons at the office of Madurai …
  • Farmers body challenges Sarabanga Lift Irrigation Project 06 Jul 2020 15:06 MADURAI Cauvery Vivasayigal Sangam challenged the ₹565-crore Sarabanga Lift Irrigation Project, which will see surplus water from Mettur reservoir diverted to the dry lakes in the Sarabanga basin in Salem district, before the Madurai Bench of the Madras …
  • Tamil Nadu reports marginal drop in Covid-19 cases as state eases relaxations 06 Jul 2020 14:28 CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu reported a marginal drop in the number of Covid-19 cases on Monday with 3827 people testing positive for the infection. According to the state media bulletin, the total number of cases in the State now stands at 1,14,978. This comes as …
  • Covid: Chennai micro-management plan for Madurai 06 Jul 2020 14:13
  • Farmers approach court against lift irrigation project 06 Jul 2020 12:39 TIRUVARUR The Thamizhaga Cauvery Vivasayigal Sangam has filed a petition in the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court, seeking to ban Mettur Dam-Sarabanga lift irrigation project. Disclosing this in a press release, P.R. Pandian, general secretary of the …
  • After 17 days of intense lockdown, Chennai eases restrictions today 06 Jul 2020 11:05 Share0 Under intense lockdown from June 19 to fight the spread of the Coronavirus disease, Chennai, on Monday, July 6, eased several curbs. Announcing relaxations for Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami had on …
  • Sathankulam custodial deaths: TN govt tried to 'hush up' excesses in father-son case, says MDMK 06 Jul 2020 10:04 By PTI CHENNAI: The MDMK on Monday alleged that the AIADMK government tried to hide excesses by police personnel that led to the deaths of a father-son duo at Sathankulam in southern Tamil Nadu. The Vaiko-led party said the directives and guidance of the …
  • Why Covid cases are surging in Madurai, Ramnad 06 Jul 2020 07:41
  • Nearly 7 Lakh Coronavirus Cases In India, 3rd Worst-Hit In World 06 Jul 2020 04:38 Coronavirus India: The recovery rate stands at 60.85 per cent. New Delhi: India has overtaken Russia as the third worst-hit country by coronavirus after the total number of cases crossed 6.9 lakh on Sunday. The Union Health Ministry reported 24,248 cases …
  • TN custodial deaths: Curbs on Friends of Police 06 Jul 2020 03:27 A recent protest by traders and the general public at Sathankulam in Tuticorin district following the deaths o...Read More CHENNAI: In the wake of allegations about their role in the Sathankulam custodial deaths of P Jeyaraj and his son Beniks, Friends of …
  • New infections drop in Chennai, rise in districts 06 Jul 2020 03:27 Picture used for representational purpose only CHENNAI: The number of new infections dropped below 2,000 cases for the second day in a row in Chennai, but number of people testing positive for Covid-19 in other districts is on the rise. On Sunday, Tamil …
  • MLA tests +ve; virus toll up in dist, Tirupur 05 Jul 2020 23:09 Coimbatore: AIADMK MLA Amman K Arjunan tested positive for Covid-19 and was admitted in ESI hospital on Sunday, the same day when both Coimbatore and Tirupur districts recorded two Covid-19 deaths each, taking the toll in Coimbatore to five and in Tirupur …
  • Coronavirus | Tamil Nadu records 4,150 fresh cases; 2,186 patients discharged 05 Jul 2020 22:00 As many as 4,150 fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported in the State on Sunday, taking the overall tally to 1,11,151*. Also read: Coronavirus | Lockdown curbs will be eased partially in Chennai from July 6 With 2,186 patients having been discharged from …
  • Why the sudden volte-face, Minister for Revenue Udhayakumar asks DMK propaganda secretary A Raja 05 Jul 2020 21:57 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management RB Udhayakumar on Sunday slammed DMK propaganda secretary A Raja for his comments against CBI probe into the alleged custodial deaths in Sathankulam. He wondered whether Raja had …
  • Sathankulam custodial deaths: Friends of Police involved had no authorised IDs 05 Jul 2020 21:57 Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: The Friends of Police volunteers allegedly involved in the custodial death of the father-son duo did not have authorized identity cards, if sources are to be believed. It is also said that they were roped in for …
  • ‘Lockdown extension will hit industries hard’ 05 Jul 2020 15:35 The 'unilateral' decision of the State government to extend the lockdown by one more week beginning July 6 for Madurai has come in for severe criticism. Attributing to the rise in the number of COVID-19 patients testing positive in Madurai, the …
  • Coronavirus | Separate entrances for OP, admission section in Madurai’s Government Rajaji Hospital 05 Jul 2020 01:19 Responding to complaints of patients coming to Government Rajaji Hospital’s COVID-19 speciality wing, the district administration has provided separate entrances for positive patients seeking admission and outpatients coming to screen themselves for COVID- …
  • 5 Accused Cops In Tamil Nadu Custodial Deaths Transferred To Madurai Jail 04 Jul 2020 21:17 Jeyaraj and his son Beniks were arrested on June 19 for alleged violation of prohibitory orders Tuticorin: Five accused in case of alleged custodial torture leading to deaths of a father-son duo were transferred from Tuticorin jail to Madurai Central Jail …
  • Sathankulam custodial deaths: All the five accused cops shifted to Madurai Central Prison 04 Jul 2020 18:27 Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: Hours after CB-CID Inspector General K Shankar hinted about taking all the five accused police officers into custody for investigation next week, the Tamil Nadu Prison Department shifted the cops imprisoned at the district …
  • Tamil Nadu CM announces complete lockdown till July 12 in Madurai, other areas 04 Jul 2020 17:19 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi PalaniswamiIANS Amid rise in cases in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday, July 4 announced the extension of complete lockdown in Madurai till July 12 from July 6 onwards. In a statement, Palaniswami …
  • CM Palaniswami eases curbs in Chennai from July 6, extends restrictions in Madurai 04 Jul 2020 14:14 CHENNAI: After 17 days of intense lockdown in the state capital and suburban areas, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Saturday announced relaxations for Chennai while extending curbs for Madurai and nearby regions till July 12. Chennai, which is …
  • Intense lockdown extended in Madurai 04 Jul 2020 12:22
  • Complete lockdown extended in Madurai till July 12 04 Jul 2020 12:19 Share00 Chennai, July 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday announced extension of complete lockdown in Madurai till July 12 from July 6 onwards. In a statement, Palaniswami said the government had earlier announced complete …
  • 11-month-old illegally adopted child rescued in Madurai 04 Jul 2020 09:08 An 11-month-old male child, who was illegally adopted by a couple aged above 50 from Eachampatti village of Chellampatti block in Madurai, was rescued on Friday. Members of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), District Child Protection Unit and police …
  • What TN government is doing to curb Covid spread in Madurai 04 Jul 2020 05:49 The surge in cases in Madurai is partially attributed to the number of cases in Chennai. (Representational Image) Deserted streets with closed shops is the new look of Tamil Nadu’s Madurai as the town, which is referred to as ‘Thoonga Nagaram’ — the city …
  • AIIMS in Madurai: Gazette notification issued 03 Jul 2020 16:31 <p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for AIIMS in January 2019.<o:p></o:p></p> MADURAI: The central government on Friday issued gazette notification for establishing All India Institute of Medical …
  • Coronavirus | Madurai district breaches 3,000-mark 03 Jul 2020 03:20 As many as 273 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Madurai on Thursday, taking the tally to 3,133. The district entered the 3,000-mark and also recorded the third highest number of active cases in Tamil Nadu with 2,203 positive cases. There were four …
  • Coronavirus | 1,500 tests being done every day in Madurai district: Monitoring Officer 03 Jul 2020 03:20 Around 1,500 tests were being done in Madurai district each day, said District Monitoring Officer B. Chandra Mohan here on Thursday. In an online interaction with media persons on Thursday, he said Madurai would continue to see a rise in the number of …
  • Is Madurai becoming another Chennai? 03 Jul 2020 02:33
  • Take a bite out of your teacup at this Madurai kiosk 02 Jul 2020 11:32 It is a small tea kiosk, that could be easily lost among the clutter of shops on Madurai’s busy West Masi Street. But in the last five years, it carved a niche for itself, not only by selling its own brand of tea called the RS Pathy Nilgiri Tea, but also …
  • Coronavirus | In Madurai district, 292 fined for not wearing mask in public places 02 Jul 2020 04:51 Since the intensified lockdown, which began on June 24 in Madurai district, 292 persons have been fined for not wearing mask in public till Wednesday. According to data provided by the district administration, an average of 585 people were fined every day …
  • 138 kg of ganja seized near Madurai 01 Jul 2020 12:16 A special team of police on Tuesday seized 138 kg of ganja from two places and arrested three persons in Tirumangalam. The police said that the team had intercepted E. Kannan (47) and A. Ponnangan (450 of Theni district who were riding on two motorbikes on …
  • Madurai: Woman among 2 held for selling liquor 30 Jun 2020 12:19 MADURAI: In two separate cases on Monday, the Madurai city police arrested a 50-year-old woman and 23-year-old man for selling liquor illegally during the intense lockdown. A police team led by sub-inspector Annalakshmi from the Prohibition Enforcement …
  • Intense lockdown in Chennai, Madurai till July 5 30 Jun 2020 03:11
  • Chennai, Madurai to continue with curbs till July 5: Tamil Nadu government 29 Jun 2020 19:22 By PTI CHENNAI: Chennai and Madurai will continue to be under intense lockdown till July 5 and the current relaxations and curbs shall be in force till July 31 for the rest of Tamil Nadu, the government said on Monday. Government and private bus transport …
  • COVID-19 patient from Madurai succumbs to injuries after attempting suicide 29 Jun 2020 10:40 By Express News Service MADURAI: A 56-year-old COVID-19 patient, who attempted suicide by jumping from the 1st floor of a COVID care centre, succumbed to his injuries on Monday morning. The deceased was a daily wager from East Street of Palanganatham in …
  • Covid-19 patient commits suicide in Madurai 29 Jun 2020 09:16
  • Building a babywear brand out of Madurai 29 Jun 2020 03:24 Try putting a dress on a new-born baby. It is an almost impossible task, what with the baby kicking its arms and legs and screaming all the while. If the dress is not comfortable the baby is going to scream its lungs out. If the baby is comfortable with …
  • 8 rescued after portion of Madurai bldg collapses 28 Jun 2020 10:39 <p>Personnel from Anuppanadi fire and rescue services station rushed to the spot and brought down all the eigh...Read More MADURAI: Fire and rescue services personnel rescued eight people trapped in their houses on the first floor a housing complex …
  • Complete lockdown in Madurai, shops remain closed 28 Jun 2020 06:54
  • 35 iPhones stolen from Madurai service centre 27 Jun 2020 14:29 MADURAI: As many as 35 Apple iPhones, worth around Rs 20 lakh, have been stolen from a service centre at Anna Nagar in Madurai city. The Anna Nagar police on Saturday registered a case and are on the lookout for a service engineer, who is suspected to have …
  • Are Madurai markets turning into another 'Koyambedu cluster'? 27 Jun 2020 10:21 Express News Service MADURAI: Between June 14 and 15, 13 people associated with the wholesale market at Paravai and the Mattuthavani fruit market tested positive for Covid-19. Ten days on, the district administration and the health officials are yet to be …
  • Youth held for raping minor girl near Madurai 27 Jun 2020 07:59 MADURAI: The Silaiman police in Madurai district of Tamil Nadu have arrested a youth for raping a minor girl. M Satheesh, 22, of a village near Sakkudi fell in love with a 15-year-old girl of the same village a month ago and proposed to her. The girl, who …
  • Girl drowns in farm well near Madurai 27 Jun 2020 07:59 MADURAI: An 11-year-old girl drowned in a farm well in Madurai district of Tamil Nadu on Thursday evening while practising swimming, police said. The deceased has been identified as S Megavarshini of Vellanayagampatti village near Melur. She was a Class V …
  • Unreported cases in Madurai GRH kick up a row 26 Jun 2020 04:55
  • Big Dip In Coronavirus Numbers In Chennai, But Madurai Up Five-Fold 09 Jul 2020 20:24 Coronavirus: The Tamil Nadu health department is opening hundreds of fever clinics in affected areas. Chennai: The daily increase in coronavirus figures of Chennai -- the epicenter of the disease in Tamil Nadu -- has dipped by a whopping 60 per cent over …
  • TN man arrested for trying to burn wife alive 09 Jul 2020 19:34 COIMBATORE: The Coimbatore city police arrested a 55-year-old man on Thursday for attempting to burn his wife alive over a family dispute on Wednesday night. Police said Thangaraj, a construction worker, and his wife, Kamala, 50, were living in a slum …
  • Why parotta makers want to return to China 09 Jul 2020 09:07 RAMANATHAPURAM: Nearly 400 'Indu Sui Bing', or Indian fly parotta masters from Puliyur area and adjoining villages in Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district who flew to India in January and February when the Covid-19 pandemic was at its peak in …
  • Tamil Nadu bars 'Friends of Police' for alleged involvement in custodial deaths 08 Jul 2020 11:49 Thoothukudi SP Arun Balagopalan (2nd L), Additional Superintendent of Police D Kumar (L), DSP C Prathapan (R) and police constable Maharajan (4th L, not in uniform) leave after appearing before the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court for Sathankulam …
  • Coronavirus | Marginal dip in cases; Chennai’s daily tally continues to fall 08 Jul 2020 08:04 Tamil Nadu on Tuesday saw a marginal dip in the number of fresh infections, with 3,616 persons testing positive for COVID-19. Chennai, in particular, continued to witness a fall in new cases, compared with the previous days, while the cases remained high …
  • Covid-19 cases hit record one-day high in Nilgiris 07 Jul 2020 00:41 Udhagamandalam: Covid-19 cases hit a record one-day high in the Nilgiris on Monday with 26 positive cases taking the tally to 150. Of the 26 cases, eight are returnees from other districts, 17 are primary and secondary contacts of an official of a needle …
  • Tamil Nadu records 3,827 fresh cases; Chennai’s tally tops 70,000 06 Jul 2020 22:58 After recording 4,000-plus cases a day for four consecutive days, Tamil Nadu reported 3,827 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. Though the State saw a marginal dip in the number of new infections, the rise in COVID-19 cases continued in many districts, with …
  • A sea of change, indeed 06 Jul 2020 08:14 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: Good news for all! The Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere which suffered 28.20 per cent of coral bleaching this summer has started recovering, thanks to the dip in temperature. A study by researchers from the Reef Research …
  • TN custodial deaths: Curbs on Friends of Police 06 Jul 2020 03:27 A recent protest by traders and the general public at Sathankulam in Tuticorin district following the deaths o...Read More CHENNAI: In the wake of allegations about their role in the Sathankulam custodial deaths of P Jeyaraj and his son Beniks, Friends of …
  • Salcomp has 2,500 job offers ready, but recruitment is stuck 05 Jul 2020 23:13 Chennai: Finnish phone parts maker Salcomp, which took over the now defunct Nokia factory in Sriperumbudur is ready with job offers for more than 2,500 people — mostly diploma holders and engineers — for its assembly lines, but is unable to conduct the …
  • Coimbatore: 7-year-old repeatedly raped by her grandfather 05 Jul 2020 04:37 Image used for representational purpose only COIMBATORE: A 65-year-old man was arrested on Saturday for repeatedly raping his seven-year-old granddaughter in Coimbatore. He was booked under Section 5 (l) (m) and 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual …
  • Tamil Nadu records 4,280 fresh infections 05 Jul 2020 03:47 A total of 4,280 new cases of COVID-19 were reported across 37 districts of Tamil Nadu on Saturday, taking its tally to 1,07,001*. Chennai, after recording 2,000-plus cases a day for five days, saw a marginal dip with 1,842 new cases, while the toll …
  • CM Palaniswami lays foundation for Kallakurichi Medical College 05 Jul 2020 00:51 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday laid the foundation for the Kallakurichi Medical College to be established at a cost of Rs 381.76 crore, through the video conferencing facility at the secretariat. The …
  • Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami meets governor, briefs him about COVID situation in state 05 Jul 2020 00:42 Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami called on the Governor, Banwarilal Purohit, at the Raj Bhavan and briefed him about the COVID-19 situation in the state even as 4,280 new cases, 1842 of them in Chennai alone, were reported on Saturday. …
  • Textile shop customers told to self-quarantine 05 Jul 2020 00:31 Coimbatore: As the Balan Nagar cluster grows larger, spreading across Peelamedu and Saravanampatti, where some of the textile shop’s customers tested positive, Coimbatore collector K Rajamani has called out to other customers who may have visited the shop …
  • Tamil Nadu custodial deaths: Role of Friends of Police under scanner 04 Jul 2020 22:49 Jeyaraj (left), his son Bennix died on June 22 THE INVESTIGATION into the custodial deaths last month of a father and son in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi has brought under the scanner a 27-year-old community policing initiative in the state, Friends of Police …
  • 4,329 new coronavirus cases, Tamil Nadu crosses 1 lakh-mark 04 Jul 2020 01:59 Picture used for representational purpose only CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 count crossed the one lakh mark on Friday, 118 days after the first case was reported in the state. With 4,329 fresh cases, the TN tally rose to 1,02,721 though the number of …
  • 37 more test +ve for Covid in Coimbatore, take tally to 645 03 Jul 2020 23:43 Coimbatore: The state health department declared 37 more people positive for Covid-19 in the district on Friday, taking the total number of cases to 645. With 21 people getting discharged on Friday, 391 of them remain under treatment. District health …
  • Mild symptom cases treated at home 03 Jul 2020 07:45 By Express News Service MADURAI: With the surge in Covid-19 cases, patients with mild symptoms are now being treated in home isolation. As on Wednesday, 61 asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic patients were kept in home isolation in the city, Collector TG …
  • Highest ever spike of over 4,000 Covid cases shocks TN 03 Jul 2020 06:15 After reporting 3,000-plus Covid-19 cases daily for the past week, Tamil Nadu, for the first time, recorded over 4,000 cases on Thursday. A total of 4,343 persons tested positive for COVID-19, taking the State’s tally to 98,392. Noting that the State’s …
  • Coronavirus | Madurai district breaches 3,000-mark 03 Jul 2020 03:20 As many as 273 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Madurai on Thursday, taking the tally to 3,133. The district entered the 3,000-mark and also recorded the third highest number of active cases in Tamil Nadu with 2,203 positive cases. There were four …
  • 4,343 cases in a day, TN inching towards 1L-mark 03 Jul 2020 02:33 A doctor takes a swab to test for the Covid-19 disease at primary health center in Chennai Tamil Nadu moved closer to the 1 lakh case milestone with the highest ever daily spike of 4,343 fresh Covid-19 cases on Thursday. The tally reached 98,392. While 41, …
  • ‘Save me’: Deaths haunt Chennai doctors 03 Jul 2020 02:07 Express News Service CHENNAI: “Doctor, I’m sure you will save me.” Those were the last few words spoken by Kiran (name changed) to his doctor before he succumbed to Covid. In his thirties, Kiran’s death has been one of the most unforgettable incidents in …
  • Coronavirus | Highest single-day spike in Tamil Nadu with 4,343 cases 03 Jul 2020 00:45 After reporting 3,000-plus COVID-19 cases daily for the past week, Tamil Nadu, for the first time, recorded over 4,000 cases on Thursday. A total of 4,343 persons tested positive for COVID-19, taking the State’s tally to 98,392*. Noting that the State’s …
  • AIADMK MLA Sathan Prabhakar from Tamil Nadu tests positive for coronavirus 03 Jul 2020 00:06 Prabhakar is the fifth legislator in Tamil Nadu and third one from the ruling AIADMK party to be infected with coronavirus.Reuters | Representational Ruling AIADMK legislator N. Sathan Prabhakar representing the Paramakudi Assembly constituency has tested …
  • Are Covid figures coming down in Tamil Nadu? 02 Jul 2020 15:57 Tamil Nadu saw a marginal drop in cases on Wednesday with 3882 patients testing positive for Covid-19, total count to 94,049. On Tuesday, the State recorded 3943 cases. The death toll too rose to 1264 after 63 more people succumbed to the infection on …
  • T.N. records 3,882 cases; Chennai’s tally tops 60,000 02 Jul 2020 02:10 Tamil Nadu recorded 3,882 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, taking the State’s overall tally to 94,049*. As many as 2,852 patients were discharged from hospitals and 63 deaths were reported. Of the fresh cases, 2,182 were in Chennai, which recorded 2, …
  • New Covid-19 cluster emerges in city 02 Jul 2020 01:25 Coimbatore: Ayyappan Nagar, just off Chetti Veedhi, on Wednesday emerged as the new Covid-19 cluster in the city by reporting 13 of the 45 new positive cases. A day earlier, MLA Amman Arjunan’s daughter, son-in-law and grandson, who had gone to Madurai, …
  • Railways begins construction of vertical bridge in sea at Pamban, Rameswaram | Photos 01 Jul 2020 14:00 Image Source : ANI Indian Railways starts constructing the first pillar in the sea of a vertical bridge that is under construction at Pamban, Rameswaram in Ramanathapuram district. The Indian Railways has started the construction of a vertical bridge in …
  • Super Anaconda: Rlys creates history, joins 3 loaded trains to reduce transit time | Watch 01 Jul 2020 14:00 Image Source : INDIAN RAILWAYS TWITTER Railways creates history, joins 3 loaded trains (more than 15000 tonnes) in 'Anaconda' formation through Bilaspur & Chakradharpur divisions. Indian Railways has created a history and taken a big leap in …
  • Who is Mahesh Kumar Agarwal, new Chennai Police Commissioner; List of IPS officers' transfers in TN 01 Jul 2020 07:31 Sea of migrants gather at Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore for Shramik special trains Amidst ongoing protests in Thoothukudi over incident of two custodial deaths of shopkeepers in Tamil Nadu, major reshuffle of IPS officers took place in Tamil Nadu. The TN …
  • Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal appointed as the new Police Commissioner 01 Jul 2020 02:40 In a major shuffle of senior IPS officers across the State, the Home Department late on Tuesday night issued orders posting Additional Director-General of Police Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal, a 1994-batch IPS officer, as the new Commissioner of Police, Chennai. …
  • Cop run over by truck that he chased 30 Jun 2020 23:11 Coimbatore: A 25-year-old armed reserve constable was run over by a container truck that he tried to stop after a brief chase on his two-wheeler when the vehicle did not stop at the check post, which he was guarding, in Tirupur district on Monday night. …
  • Truck hits two check posts, runs over TN cop 30 Jun 2020 05:39 Representative image COIMBATORE: A 25-year-old constable attached to the armed reserve police in Tirupur district of Tamil Nadu, who was deployed at a check post, was fatally run over by a container truck on Monday night. The truck had earlier hit another …
  • 62 Covid deaths push Tamil Nadu toll to 1,141 30 Jun 2020 03:11 Health workers and volunteers from SDPI wearing PPE kits after performing the burial of a person who died due ...Read More CHENNAI: Fresh Covid-19 infections in TN were close to 4,000 for the second day on Monday, which saw 62 deaths pushing the toll to 1, …
  • 90-yr-old man dies of Covid-19 in city; 46 new cases in dist 29 Jun 2020 00:50 Coimbatore: A 90-year-old man, who tested positive for Covid-19, died when he was being taken to ESI hospital from CMCH on Sunday. Meanwhile, 46 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Coimbatore district on Sunday, taking the tally to 460 and active cases …
  • No shortage of masks, sanitizers at hospitals, says Ramanathapuram Collector 28 Jun 2020 09:29 Clarifying that there was no shortage of face masks, gloves, sanitizers and disinfectants at the government hospital and in Primary Health Centres, District Collector K. Veera Raghava Rao said that in fact, every patient, who tested positive for COVID-19, …
  • DMK president Stalin holds more meets with party 28 Jun 2020 08:46 DMK president M K Stalin (File photo) CHENNAI: DMK president M K Stalin has started to reach out to grassroot-level workers in the last few days, with meetings with the party’s panchayat representatives. So far meetings with 10 district representatives …
  • In 24 hours, Tamil Nadu toll zooms past 1k-mark 28 Jun 2020 02:53 Picture used for representational purpose only CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 death toll breached the four-digit mark to touch 1,025 with 68 fatalities reported on Saturday. The fatality rate has gone to 1.3% from 0.9% a fortnight ago. The state added 3, …
  • T.N. records 3,713 fresh cases; death toll crosses 1,000-mark 27 Jun 2020 22:57 For the third consecutive day, Tamil Nadu reported 3,000-plus coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, while the toll went past 1,000 with 68 more fatalities on Saturday. A total of 3,713 persons tested positive for COVID-19, taking the overall tally of cases …
  • T.N. records 3,645 fresh COVID-19 cases; Chennai’s tally nears the 50,000-mark 27 Jun 2020 10:23 Recording another new high, Tamil Nadu on Friday reported 3,645 fresh cases of COVID-19. Of this, Chennai recorded an all-time high of 1,956 cases, with its tally inching closer to the 50,000-mark. With this, Tamil Nadu’s COVID-19 tally stood at 74,622*. …
  • DMK MLA from Cheyyur tests positive for COVID-19 27 Jun 2020 06:59 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 …
  • 3,509 fresh Covid cases in TN, 1,834 in Chennai 26 Jun 2020 04:55 People being screened at a Covid-19 testing booth at Valasaravakkam in Chennai on Thursday. CHENNAI: Fresh cases of Covid-19 infection in Tamil Nadu touched 3,509 on Thursday with authorities claiming increased testing had pushed up the numbers. The state’ …
  • Over 30 Personnel At Naval Air Station 'INS Parundu' Test COVID-19 Positive 25 Jun 2020 20:59 33 personnel from Naval Air Station INS Parundu in Tamil Nadu tested COVID positive (Representational) Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu: Over 30 personnel attached to Naval Air Station INS Parundu in Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram have tested positive for COVID …
  • Havildar Palani: The man trusted by Colonel Santosh Babu for field acumen 25 Jun 2020 17:25 NEW DELHI: A gunner, Havildar K Palani, is believed to have been found reliable and trusted for his field acumen by Colonel B Santosh Babu, making him part of the latter’s troop party to check whether Chinese troops had disengaged from Eastern Ladakh’s …
  • 29 Naval personnel at INS Parundu test COVID-19 positive 25 Jun 2020 13:51 As many as 29 personnel attached to the Naval Air Station -- INS Parundu -- in Mandapam, in the district tested positive for COVID-19 here on Thursday, said District Collector K. Veera Raghava Rao. Mr. Rao said that 102 personnel from different States had …
  • Chennai accounts for less than a third of fresh cases 09 Jul 2020 21:08 Chennai accounted for less than a third of the 4,231 fresh COVID-19 cases recorded in Tamil Nadu on Thursday. While the total number of persons discharged after treatment went past 50,000 in the city, a 25-day-old baby with a congenital anomaly was among …
  • Would Jeyaraj and Beniks be alive if Sathankulam police's caste bias had been checked? 09 Jul 2020 03:04 Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: With 10 police personnel arrested in connection to custodial deaths of traders P Jeyaraj and J Beniks and the CBI taking on the investigation, a semblance of normalcy has returned to the Sathankulam region.  Still, the …
  • Tamil Nadu bars 'Friends of Police' for alleged involvement in custodial deaths 08 Jul 2020 11:49 Thoothukudi SP Arun Balagopalan (2nd L), Additional Superintendent of Police D Kumar (L), DSP C Prathapan (R) and police constable Maharajan (4th L, not in uniform) leave after appearing before the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court for Sathankulam …
  • Coronavirus | Marginal dip in cases; Chennai’s daily tally continues to fall 08 Jul 2020 08:04 Tamil Nadu on Tuesday saw a marginal dip in the number of fresh infections, with 3,616 persons testing positive for COVID-19. Chennai, in particular, continued to witness a fall in new cases, compared with the previous days, while the cases remained high …
  • Spike in COVID-19 Infections in southern Tamil Nadu districts a new worry 08 Jul 2020 07:44 Chennai: Southern Tamil Nadu saw a spike in COVID-19 infections on Tuesday even as the spread of the virus seemingly came under control in Chennai city, where 1203 cases were detected on the day the State total stood at 3616 new cases and 65 deaths. …
  • Tamil Nadu records 3,827 fresh cases; Chennai’s tally tops 70,000 06 Jul 2020 22:58 After recording 4,000-plus cases a day for four consecutive days, Tamil Nadu reported 3,827 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. Though the State saw a marginal dip in the number of new infections, the rise in COVID-19 cases continued in many districts, with …
  • 'Friends of Police involved in custodial death had no authorised IDs' 06 Jul 2020 08:14 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: The Friends of Police (FoP) volunteers allegedly involved in the custodial death of the father-son duo did not have authorised identity cards, if sources are to be believed. It is also said that they were roped in for …
  • TN custodial deaths: Curbs on Friends of Police 06 Jul 2020 03:27 A recent protest by traders and the general public at Sathankulam in Tuticorin district following the deaths o...Read More CHENNAI: In the wake of allegations about their role in the Sathankulam custodial deaths of P Jeyaraj and his son Beniks, Friends of …
  • Friends of Police temporarily banned in Tamil Nadu 05 Jul 2020 08:37 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Following the alleged involvement of Friends of Police (FoP) at the father-son duo murder at Sathankulam, at least three Deputy Inspector Generals of Police have banned FoP at their jurisdictions. The statement was sent by …
  • Tamil Nadu records 4,280 fresh infections 05 Jul 2020 03:47 A total of 4,280 new cases of COVID-19 were reported across 37 districts of Tamil Nadu on Saturday, taking its tally to 1,07,001*. Chennai, after recording 2,000-plus cases a day for five days, saw a marginal dip with 1,842 new cases, while the toll …
  • No cause of death in P Jeyaraj’s case sheet 05 Jul 2020 02:42 Beniks and P Jeyaraj CHENNAI: No referral was made to a bigger hospital, no specialists called for consultation, no diagnosis or cause of death — the case sheets of P Jeyaraj, the direct eyewitness to the custodial torture death of his son Beniks, raise …
  • CM Palaniswami lays foundation for Kallakurichi Medical College 05 Jul 2020 00:51 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday laid the foundation for the Kallakurichi Medical College to be established at a cost of Rs 381.76 crore, through the video conferencing facility at the secretariat. The …
  • Asphyxiation deaths: compensation handed over to kin 04 Jul 2020 15:06 Compensation to the families of four youths, who were asphyxiated to death when they were cleaning a septic tank recently in Thoothukudi district, was handed over on Saturday. As Pandi, Esakkiraj, Balakrishnan, all from Veeravanallur in Tirunelveli …
  • 4,329 new coronavirus cases, Tamil Nadu crosses 1 lakh-mark 04 Jul 2020 01:59 Picture used for representational purpose only CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 count crossed the one lakh mark on Friday, 118 days after the first case was reported in the state. With 4,329 fresh cases, the TN tally rose to 1,02,721 though the number of …
  • No need to panic about corona, says Tamil Nadu government even as cases increase 04 Jul 2020 00:24 Chennai: Even as Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar urged the people not to fear coronavirus and to trust the government's preventive work, the total number of infections in the state crossed the one lakh mark on Friday. The total number of …
  • Tamil Nadu parties oppose move to allow private players to operate trains 03 Jul 2020 16:59 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The opposition parties of Tamil Nadu including DMK, CPI and PMK parties have condemned the Indian Railways move to allow the operation of private trains on certain train routes in the country. The parties have raised the …
  • TN septic tank mishap: CM announces solatium 03 Jul 2020 11:43 Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami TUTICORIN: Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday announced a solatium of Rs 10 lakh each to the kin of four men who died of asphyxiation while cleaning a septic tank at a house in …
  • Coronavirus | Madurai district breaches 3,000-mark 03 Jul 2020 03:20 As many as 273 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Madurai on Thursday, taking the tally to 3,133. The district entered the 3,000-mark and also recorded the third highest number of active cases in Tamil Nadu with 2,203 positive cases. There were four …
  • 4,343 cases in a day, TN inching towards 1L-mark 03 Jul 2020 02:33 A doctor takes a swab to test for the Covid-19 disease at primary health center in Chennai Tamil Nadu moved closer to the 1 lakh case milestone with the highest ever daily spike of 4,343 fresh Covid-19 cases on Thursday. The tally reached 98,392. While 41, …
  • TN custodial deaths: Ex-inspector, 2 cops held 03 Jul 2020 02:33 <p>P Jeyaraj and his son J Beniks<br></p> TUTICORIN/MADURAI: The CB-CID team probing the custodial deaths of P Jeyaraj of Sathankulam and his son J Beniks arrested three more police personnel — suspended Sathankulam inspector …
  • 4 cleaning septic tank die of asphyxiation in TN 03 Jul 2020 02:33 Preliminary inquiries revealed that the asphyxiation happened around noon during the third round of cleaning TUTICORIN: Four youths died of asphyxiation while cleaning a septic tank at a house in Keela Chekkarakudi village in Tuticorin district on Thursday …
  • Four more held in police torture case, witness cop gets protection 03 Jul 2020 00:18 On July 22, three days after P Jeyaraj (62) and his son J Bennix (32) were picked up by policemen of the Sathankulam station, the two were declared dead, triggering widespread outrage. (Representational Image) The CB-CID team probing the custodial killings …
  • Four men die of asphyxiation while cleaning sewage tank in Thoothukudi 02 Jul 2020 14:32 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: Four men died of asphyxiation after entering a sewage tank at Keela Chekkarakudi near Mudivaithanenthal in Thoothukudi district on Thursday. The deceased, all from Tirunelveli district, were identified as Pandi (24), …
  • TN: Four youths die while cleaning septic tank 02 Jul 2020 13:13 <p>The bodies were taken to the Thoothukudi Government Medical College and Hospital for postmortem.<o:p></o:p>...Read More TUTICORIN: Four youths died of asphyxiation while cleaning a septic tank at a house in Keela Chekkarakudi …
  • Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal takes charge as new Chennai Police Commissioner 02 Jul 2020 09:15 Senior IPS officer Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal on Thursday took over as Commissioner of Police, Greater Chennai City Police. A.K. Viswanathan, who was Commissioner of Police for more than three years, was shifted and posted as Additional Director General of …
  • Tamil Nadu custodial deaths: Three more cops arrested by CB-CID 02 Jul 2020 04:26 Jeyaraj (left), his son Bennix died on June 22 The Madras High Court-appointed CB-CID team probing the custodial death of a trader and his son at Sathankulam police station near Thoothukudi arrested a total of four officers in connection with the case. …
  • Govt extends term of special officers till December 31 02 Jul 2020 02:26 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The coronavirus is taking on all comers and winning hands down, till now. The latest in the long line of victims is the urban local body elections. Since elections could not be held, the State government has promulgated two …
  • T.N. records 3,882 cases; Chennai’s tally tops 60,000 02 Jul 2020 02:10 Tamil Nadu recorded 3,882 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, taking the State’s overall tally to 94,049*. As many as 2,852 patients were discharged from hospitals and 63 deaths were reported. Of the fresh cases, 2,182 were in Chennai, which recorded 2, …
  • Tamil Nadu custody deaths: One cop held, murder charge added in FIR 01 Jul 2020 22:55 Sub-inspector Raghu Ganesh. (Express photo) The Madras High Court-appointed CB-CID team probing the custodial death of a trader and his son at Sathankulam police station near Thoothukudi arrested one of the two accused sub-inspectors on Wednesday. …
  • Tamil Nadu custodial deaths: Six policemen booked on murder charges; sub-inspector arrested 01 Jul 2020 19:58 Jeyaraj (left), his son Bennix died due to alleged police torture in Sathankulam town near Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu. The Crime Branch-CID of the Tamil Nadu police on Wednesday arrested a sub-inspector after it booked six policemen on murder charges in …
  • Tuticorin custodial deaths: CB-CID begins probe into death of father-son duo 01 Jul 2020 16:46 Image Source : TWITTER Tuticorin custodial deaths: CB-CID begins probe into death of father-son duo The CB-CID, tasked with probing the death of a father-son duo who were allegedly thrashed by the police in Tuticorin, launched an investigation into the …
  • CB-CID begins investogation into death of father-son duo in Tuticorin 01 Jul 2020 13:33 The CB-CID, tasked with probing the death of a father-son duo who were allegedly thrashed by the police in Tuticorin, launched investigation into the case on Wednesday. The Madras High Court had on Tuesday directed the investigating agency’s Tirunelveli …
  • Chennai Police Commission Viswanathan shifted, Mahesh Kumar is new CoP 01 Jul 2020 07:02 As part of a major rejig of IPS officials in Tamil Nadu, the State government late on Tuesday night transferred Greater Chennai city Police Commissioner A K Viswanathan and a host of other officers. Viswanathan will be replaced by Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal, …
  • Sattankulam custodial deaths | Madras High Court finds prima facie material to book policemen for murder 01 Jul 2020 02:40 The Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) on Tuesday found prima facie material to book the policemen allegedly involved in the custodial deaths of trader P. Jayaraj and his son J. Benicks in Sattankulam for murder, thanks to a woman head constable's …
  • Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal appointed as the new Police Commissioner 01 Jul 2020 02:40 In a major shuffle of senior IPS officers across the State, the Home Department late on Tuesday night issued orders posting Additional Director-General of Police Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal, a 1994-batch IPS officer, as the new Commissioner of Police, Chennai. …
  • Sathankulam custodial deaths: Can slap murder charges on cops  01 Jul 2020 02:21 Express News Service MADURAI: There is prima facie evidence to frame murder charges against the Sathankulam policemen in the alleged ‘custodial death’ of two traders - Jeyaraj and his son Beniks- of Sathankulam, said the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court. …
  • Wounds, beating leading to dialysis: Cases pour in about Tamil Nadu police stations 30 Jun 2020 23:59 Having suspended all the five officers at the Sathankulam station earlier, the Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday transferred Tuticorin SP Arun Balagopalan and put him under “compulsory wait”. S Murugan is the new South Zone IG. Accounts submitted to the …
  • Man, daughter killed in accident 30 Jun 2020 15:46 TIRUNELVELI A man and his 10-year-old daughter were killed in a road accident near Vickramasingapuram on Tuesday. The police said S. Ravi, 39, of Mudhaliyarpatti near Vickramasingapuram, was taking his daughter Subhitha, 10, on his two-wheeler. Even as he …
  • Tenkasi auto driver allegedly tortured to death by police had multiple injuries: Doctor's report  30 Jun 2020 14:43 Express News Service TENKASI: Autorickshaw driver Kumaresan, who died due to the alleged custodial torture at the hands of the Veerakeralampudur police, had multiple assault injuries when he was admitted to the Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital (TvMCH), …
  • Sathankulam custodial deaths: Case transferred to CB-CID to prevent tampering of evidence 30 Jun 2020 10:41 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court transferred the investigation into the deaths of father-son duo Jeyaraj and Beniks of Sathankulam to the CB-CID till the CBI takes over the case. The decision was made as an interim …
  • Sattankulam custodial deaths: Court asks CB-CID to handle case till CBI takes charge 30 Jun 2020 09:45 A day after expressling lack of confidence in the local police, the Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) on Tuesday directed the Tirunelveli CB-CID DSP, Anil Kumar, to immediately take over the investigation of the Thoothukudi custodial deaths of traders P …
  • TikTok App Ban Live: China expresses concern 30 Jun 2020 08:47 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates - Sarbananda Sonowal, Assam Chief Minister Flu virus with "pandemic potential" identified in China, scientists say no real threat yet A flu virus strain, identified among pigs in China, is jumping …
  • Sathankulam deaths: CB-CID to probe case for now 30 Jun 2020 07:50 MADURAI: The Madras high court on Tuesday directed Tirunelveli CB-CID deputy superintendent of police Anil Kumar to take over the investigation into the custodial deaths of P Jayaraj of Sathankulam and his son, J Beniks. The court handed over the …
  • Tenkasi custodial death: DSP to investigate death of autrickshaw driver 30 Jun 2020 06:46 Express News Service TENKASI: Tenkasi Superintendent of Police (SP) Suguna Singh said the District Crime Branch (Tirunelveli) Deputy Superintendent of Police would investigate the Veerakeralamputhur policemen in connection with the death of an auto- …
  • Sathankulam custodial deaths: ADSP and DSP transferred for intimidating JM; abusive cop suspended 30 Jun 2020 06:46 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: After being pulled by Madurai Bench of Madras High Court, Thoothukudi SP Arun Balagopalan transferred Additional Superintendent of Police D Kumar and DSP C Prathapan while ordered the suspension of police constable …
  • Custodial deaths: 3 Sathankulam cops face HC ire 30 Jun 2020 05:39 Madras high court MADURAI: In an unprecedented order, amounting to expression of no-confidence on the Tuticorin district police, the Madras high court has asked the district revenue officials to be at Sathankulam police station to preserve ‘clue materials’ …
  • 62 Covid deaths push Tamil Nadu toll to 1,141 30 Jun 2020 03:11 Health workers and volunteers from SDPI wearing PPE kits after performing the burial of a person who died due ...Read More CHENNAI: Fresh Covid-19 infections in TN were close to 4,000 for the second day on Monday, which saw 62 deaths pushing the toll to 1, …
  • Another Tamil Nadu Death Blamed On Cops Amid Anger Over Jeyaraj-Beniks 29 Jun 2020 06:28 Kumaresan, an auto driver, died at a government hospital on Saturday. Chennai: Over a week after a man and his son died in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin in police custody amid allegations of brutality, raising national outrage and a huge political row, the …
  • Auto driver’s death in Tamil Nadu's Tenkasi sparks allegations of custodial torture 29 Jun 2020 05:00 The death of an autorickshaw driver in Tenkasi on Saturday, nearly 20 days after he was picked up by the police in connection with a property dispute, triggered allegations of custodial torture. Tension prevailed in the town on Sunday when his body was …
  • Tamil Nadu auto driver dies after police torture 29 Jun 2020 02:48 N Kumaresan TENKASI: In yet another case of alleged police torture in TN leading to a person's death, a 25-year-old autorickshaw driver in Tenkasi district died late Saturday of internal injuries and haemorrhage resulting from being allegedly kicked, …
  • Tamil Nadu autorickshaw driver dies after alleged police assault 28 Jun 2020 19:43 By PTI TENKASI: Close on the heels of the death of a father-son duo in Tuticorin allegedly after being thrashed by police, an autorickshaw driver here died on Sunday, days after being allegedly assaulted by the men in uniform. The victim, Kumaresan, died …
  • Police torture: Auto driver's body laid to rest 28 Jun 2020 18:44 N Kumaresan TENKASI: The body of N Kumaresan, who died a month after he was allegedly attacked by Veerakeralampudur police in Tenkasi district, was laid to rest on Sunday evening after postmortem. Following a request letter from the SP to the Tirunelveli …
  • 207 test positive 28 Jun 2020 15:36 TIRUCHI In a further jump, 207 persons tested positive for COVID 19 infection in the central region on Sunday, as against 160 on Saturday. Tiruvarur saw a major spike in cases with 87 people testing positive while 43 tested positive from Tiruchi, 23 from …
  • Sub-Inspector, Constable booked for alleged custodial death of 25-year-old youth in TN's Tenkasi 28 Jun 2020 08:12 Express News Service TENKASI: Veerakeralampudur police registered a case against a Sub-Inspector (SI) and constable under section 174 (3) of Cr.PC. for allegedly beating a 25-year-old youth in their custody to death, here on Sunday. This case has been …
  • COVID-19 triggering panic attacks, depression suicidess 28 Jun 2020 07:20 Chennai: As the COVID-19 wave sweeps strongly across the country, including in Tamil Nadu, mental health experts say the pandemic has triggered panic attacks among those who tested positive for the virus, causing bouts of depression and even driving some …
  • Youth dies after custodial torture in Tamil Nadu 28 Jun 2020 05:44 N Kumaresan TENKASI: N Kumaresan, a 25-year-old autorickshaw driver who was beaten up by cops at the Veerakeralampudur police station in Tenkasi district of Tamil Nadu last month, died in Tirunelveli Government Medical College and Hospital on Saturday …
  • Covid separates single parents from their children 27 Jun 2020 23:03 Express News Service CHENNAI: Though divorces can be extremely stressful for the children, research suggests that kids recover rapidly after the initial blow. But, how much that situation can exacerbate, if it’s not possible for the estranged parent to …
  • 1,100 beds kept ready in Tirunelveli district 27 Jun 2020 15:26 Asserting that the district administration had kept ready sufficient number of beds in the hospitals for treating COVID-19 positive patients, Collector Shilpa Prabhakar Satish has said 72 beds with ventilators had been kept ready in Tirunelveli Medical …
  • Covid-19 triggering panic attacks, depression in... 27 Jun 2020 10:41 CHENNAI: As the COVID-19 wave sweeps strongly across the country, including in Tamil Nadu, mental health experts say the pandemic has triggered panic attacks among those who tested positive for the virus, causing bouts of depression and even driving some …
  • With Chennai's COVID positivity rate at 25%, experts say testing needs to be ramped up 27 Jun 2020 10:32 Express News Service CHENNAI: Even as Covid cases in the city continues to spike up rapidly, testing has remained stagnant, reveals data from Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC). A simple comparison of details shows, while the total positivity rate in the …
  • Custodial deaths: More torture cases surface 27 Jun 2020 07:58 Provision shops closed to condemn custodial deaths TUTICORIN: The custodial deaths of the father-son duo, P Jayaraj, 58, and J Beniks, 31, of Sathankulam do not seem to be the only instances of alleged torture by police in this southern coastal district. …
  • DMK MLA from Cheyyur tests positive for COVID-19 27 Jun 2020 06:59 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 …
  • Custodial deaths: Family takes home the bodies 26 Jun 2020 01:47 By Express News Service TIRUNELVELI/THOOTHUKUDI: The kith and kin of the two Sathankulam traders, who were allegedly killed in police custody, received the bodies from Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital on Thursday. The autopsy was performed on …
  • Owner of Tamil Nadu sweet shop kills self after testing positive 25 Jun 2020 22:07 In 1940, Singh’s family had migrated from Rajasthan and set up shop in Tirunelveli, and for three generations over the next 80 years, his family ran the store. (File Photo/Representational) The owner of the Iruttu Kadai Halwa store, an iconic sweet …
  • Lockdown tightened in Tamil Nadu, over 1200 bus services across districts cancelled 25 Jun 2020 14:07 Express News Service CHENNAI: With the state government suspending inter-district transportation within zones, over 1200 bus services operated by six transportation corporations have been cancelled. The bus services which partially resumed from June 1 …
  • Kin of TN traders agree to accept bodies before FIR against cops, pin hopes on judiciary 25 Jun 2020 12:03 Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: Family members of deceased traders P Jeyaraj and J Beniks have decided to accept the bodies, pinning their hopes on the judiciary to register a double murder case against all the cops including the station inspector …
  • An unequal art 09 Jul 2020 03:16 Express News Service CHENNAI: It didn’t take much for the world to join in on the conversation about nepotism in the Hindi film industry. When the practice was suspected to have influenced the mental health of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput and …
  • Sexually assaulted, pregnant teen in Tamil Nadu ends life after accused secures anticipatory bail 08 Jul 2020 15:45 Express News Service TIRUCHY: A 17-year-old girl near Manapparai allegedly ended her life on Wednesday after police were unable to arrest a relative who allegedly sexually assaulted and impregnated her.   The man, against whom the girl had filed a …
  • Rules flouted at funeral: 23 infected 07 Jul 2020 23:25 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Over 100 people who attended a funeral of a 65-year-old woman in Mathiyani village in Ponnamaravathi of Pudukkottai ended up paying the price for it. Twenty-three people who attended the funeral  have tested positive for …
  • Teen's Charred Body Found Near Her Home In Tamil Nadu 07 Jul 2020 07:54 The body was found in bushy area close to the girl's house in Tiruchirappalli. (Representational) Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Police is investigating the death of a class 9 student whose half-charred body was found in Tiruchirappalli district, late on …
  • 7-year old girl raped and murdered in Tamil Nadu's Pudukottai: Sai Pallavi, Varalaxmi, Radhika demand justice 03 Jul 2020 10:42 The father of a 7-year-old girl, who is an agricultural labourer, expressed his suspicions after she did not return home. Sai Pallavi, Varalaxmi, Radhika Sarathkumar, and other Tamil celebs are heartbroken over the news about the sexual assault and …
  • Neighbour arrested for rape-murder of 7-year-old girl in Pudukottai 03 Jul 2020 06:15 A day after the body of a missing girl was found with injuries in a dry pond at Embal village in Pudukottai district, the police have arrested a 25-year-old man on Thursday on the charge of raping and murdering the girl. The accused, M Raja, lives in the …
  • Tamil Nadu: 4 Die While Cleaning Sewage Tank In Thoothukudi 02 Jul 2020 20:28 SP Jayakumar also inspected the site and investigation is underway (File) Chennai: Four people lost their lives after entering a sewage tank to clean it in a house located in Secarakudy area of the Thoothukudi district on Thursday. According to …
  • Neighbour arrested for sexual assault and murder of seven-year-old TN girl 02 Jul 2020 14:32 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: A 25-year-old man was arrested for the murder and sexual assault of a seven-year-old Dalit girl in Yembal, Aranthangi. The girl, the daughter of agricultural labourers, had gone missing from her house on Tuesday evening. …
  • Meet the 26-year-old TN doctor who stayed at the COVID-19 isolation ward for a month 01 Jul 2020 17:01 Express News Service PUDUKOTTAI: Heroic tales of doctors at the fore of the global battle against COVID-19 has been at a rise. One such story is of a 26-year-old doctor, Arasa Priya, who stayed at the Pudukottai medical college hospital on COVID-19 duty …
  • 80 TN cops with anger issues taken off duty to undergo behavioral therapy post Sathankulam 30 Jun 2020 14:43 Express News Service TIRUCHY: With the custodial deaths at Sathankulam having dented the image of the police department, Tiruchy range DIG V Balakrishnan has released 80 cops with anger issues from duty and asked them to undergo behavioral therapy for one …
  • Tamil Nadu custodial death impact: 80 cops to be sent for behaviour correction training 30 Jun 2020 12:51 According to a senior police official, DIG Balakrishnan had ordered to prepare a list of officers who had displayed behavioral issues with the general public. (PTI/Representational Image) Amid outrage over the custodial deaths of a father-son duo at …
  • Behavioural therapy for 80 Tamil Nadu cops 30 Jun 2020 10:02 TRICHY: Deputy inspector general of police (DIG) V Balakrishnan on Tuesday removed 80 police personnel in Trichy range from duties involving direct contact with the public following reports about their violent and aggressive behaviour with people. The …
  • Central TN records 196 new cases 29 Jun 2020 06:54 By Express News Service TIRUCHY: The central districts recorded 193 COVID-19 positive cases on Sunday. Tiruvarur recorded the highest number with 87 cases, Thanjavur 23, Ariyalur three, Perambalur one, Pudukkottai a single-day high of 36 and Tiruchy 43, …
  • Trichy: 2 held for using fake e-pass 28 Jun 2020 14:42 Driver Murali, 42, a resident of Thiruvanaikoil was taken for an inquiry where he confessed that he got the fa...Read More TRICHY: Navalapattu police in Trichy district arrested two men for using a fake e-pass to enter the district. Sources said that …
  • MGMGH adds more beds to tackle surge in +ve cases 26 Jun 2020 07:58 Express News Service TIRUCHY: In just the last three days, Tiruchy has registered more than 150 coronavirus cases, adding to the pressure on Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital (MGMGH). To cope with the increasing cases, the hospital is getting …
  • Pay salary on time during pandemic: College guest lecturers appeal to Tamil Nadu government 19 Jun 2020 05:40 Express News Service TIRUCHY: Guest lecturers of government arts and science colleges have complained they have no sources of income in the lockdown and are seeking government help in the form of salary payments in this period. They said they have not been …
  • COVID-19: 20,000 samples tested in Tiruchy so far 16 Jun 2020 21:32 Express News Service TIRUCHY: THE VRDL laboratory at KAP Vishwanathan Government Medical College has tested more than 23,000 samples for coronavirus till Tuesday. Of these, over 20,000 are from Tiruchy district and the remaining is from Ariyalur, …
  • Chennai returnees push up coronavirus tally in central Tamil Nadu 15 Jun 2020 19:16 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 …
  • ‘Honour’ killing claims yet another victim in Tamil Nadu? 14 Jun 2020 01:24 Express News Service TIRUCHY: In a suspected ‘honour’ killing incident, a 20-year-old girl who was in love with a youth belonging to another caste in the same BC grouping, died under mysterious circumstances at Idiyanvayil in Pudukkottai on Wednesday. …
  • ‘Freedom fighters’ in police custody over TikTok video 13 Jun 2020 01:56 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Ever imagined living in the colonial era and being part of the freedom struggle? After all, it is not a crime to imagine oneself as a freedom fighter when they are all looked upon as role models. Two youth in …
  • Fake chopper crash at Pudukkottai sends media into tizzy 13 Jun 2020 01:46 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Around 10 am on Friday, residents of Thirupanavasal near Avudayairkoil heard a “big noise.” A few minutes later, locals noticed a fire on a nearby field. A few passers by who captured the fire on video allegedly put it out …
  • COVID-19: Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami warns of action on those spreading rumours on stricter lockdown 12 Jun 2020 16:53 By PTI SALEM: Denying that his government was planning stricter lockdown,Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami on Friday said false news was being spread over announcing another shutdown and warned of stern legal action on those spreading such rumours. …
  • Rumourmongers bring down Kobe chopper in TN 12 Jun 2020 13:58 The photo of a crashed helicopter rumourmongers shared. This photo is that of a chopper that crashed in the US...Read More TRICHY: You can call it a cocktail of rumours. Villagers at Peyadikottai in Tamil Nadu’s Pudukkottai see an aircraft flying over them …
  • Tamil Nadu helicopter crash reports false 12 Jun 2020 11:49 Image Source : ANI Tamil Nadu helicopter crash reports false A report emerging about a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu has been withdrawn because of incorrect information. News agency ANI had reported a helicopter crashed in Pudukkottai district in Tamil. …
  • Five arrested for forcing woman into prostitution in Tamil Nadu 07 Jun 2020 22:51 By Express News Service THANJAVUR: Five persons, including a woman, were arrested for forcing a 20-year-old woman from West Bengal into prostitution. The woman reportedly told police that she was sent to Thanjavur by her relatives to work as a domestic …
  • Tiruchy police up vigil on sale of rat poison 06 Jun 2020 19:16 By Express News Service TIRUCHY: As part of the initiative to reduce the number of rat poison-related human deaths, Tiruchy range police have made it mandatory for all approved shops to notify details of buyers of rat poison paste to a special officer for …
  • Ditched by US, a confetti of pink slips fly in Tamil Nadu 05 Jun 2020 02:50 Express News Service TIRUCHY: Even as an industry body in Chennai came out with a study saying nearly 50 per cent of small business units in India are struggling to pay rents and salaries, news broke that a BPO in Tiruchy had fired over 300 of its …
  • Women held for 'advising' sacrifice of teen girl 04 Jun 2020 19:57 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: The alleged black magician Vasanthi and her aide Murugayi were arrested by the Pudukkottai police on Thursday in connection with the murder of a 13-year-girl in Gandharvakottai. On Tuesday, the girl's father was …
  • Black magician arrested for telling father to carry out 'human sacrifice' of 13-year-old girl 04 Jun 2020 15:10 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: A black magician Vasanthi and her aide Murugayi were arrested by the Pudukkottai police on Thursday for the murder of a 13-year-old girl in Gandharvakottai. On Tuesday, the girl's father was arrested and the police …
  • Man downloads, watches child pornography; held 04 Jun 2020 10:34 MADURAI: A 34-year-old daily wage earner from Pudukkottai district of Tamil Nadu was arrested on Wednesday for downloading and watching child pornography. The Melur all-women police in Madurai district arrested the accused after receiving an alert from a …
  • Tamil Nadu man murders daughter on tantrik’s advice 03 Jun 2020 07:30 The accused Paneerselvam had four children from his first wife Indira and two from his second wife Mookayi. TRICHY: The death of a 13-year-old girl in unexplained circumstances near a waterbody on May 19 in Pudukottai district has been unravelled. It now …
  • Believing soothsayer’s promise of wealth, TN man kills daughter 02 Jun 2020 17:55 Chennai, June 2 (IANS) In a gruesome incident in Tamil Nadu’s Pudukkottai district, a man, believing the words of a female soothsayer of huge riches. allegedly sacrificed his 13-year old daughter, police said on Tuesday. According to police, Paneerselvam …
  • Believing tantric, man kills daughter to be rich 02 Jun 2020 14:27 Paneerselvam TRICHY: A 55-year-old man in Pudukkottai district of Tamil Nadu was arrested on Tuesday for murdering his daughter. The man strangled his daughter believing a woman tantrik who told him that he would become rich if he murdered his daughter. …
  • TN: Buses see fewer passengers as services resume 02 Jun 2020 07:22 A TNSTC bus plies in Coimbatore after more than two months MADURAI/TRICHY: The state transport corporations on Monday resumed bus services after 68 days, albeit with low occupancy amid the virus scare. While the crew wore gloves and masks, passengers …
  • TN extends lockdown till June 30, CM opens up public bus transport zone-wise 01 Jun 2020 17:17 The AIADMK government has chosen to pursue a policy of caution and kept most of the general restrictions in operation until June 30 Chennai: In no mood for the central govenment's enthusiasm to unlock the country, the Tamil Nadu government has decided …
  • Not an easy pass for Nagapattinam residents even with lockdown relaxations 01 Jun 2020 00:08 Express News Service NAGAPATTINAM: People in Nagapattinam cannot take advantage of the lockdown relaxations as they have to obtain e-pass to travel from one part of the district to the other by the shortest route, because a union territory lies in the …
  • No unlockdown for Tamil Nadu until June 30 31 May 2020 19:44 Chennai: In no mood for the central govenment's enthusiasm to unlock the country, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to extend its Covid-19 containment and control measures until June 30 midnight, chief minister, Edappadi K Palaniswami announced …
  • Limited bus transport to resume in Tamil Nadu, except in Chennai and its neighbouring districts 31 May 2020 15:46 Bus transport services will be resumed in a limited manner from Monday in Tamil Nadu, except in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chengalpattu districts, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced on Sunday. Public transport services have been …
  • Containment zones in T.N. down by half 31 May 2020 09:12 As the number of COVID-19 positive cases is concentrated in specific geographical locations, the number of containment zones has come down by half during the past week. Except for Tiruvannamalai, all other districts have reported a decrease in the number …
  • NGO loo-sens purse strings to pip open defecation 29 May 2020 09:37 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Defecating and bathing in the open is an issue that many villages in India still face. But defecating and bathing while menstruating? In ATK Nagar under the Uppiliyakudi village panchayat, which had less than 5% houses …
  • Palaniswami lays foundation for Noyyal Renovation Project 29 May 2020 01:15 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami laid the foundation for the Noyyal River Rejuvenation Project via video conference on Thursday that aims to benefit 7,000 acres of agricultural lands directly and 11,000 acres …
  • Modernised Noyyal river system, check dams opened 28 May 2020 14:21 Edappadi K Palaniswami CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday launched a slew of programmes initiated by the public works and highways departments at Rs 369 crore. They include extension, renovation and modernisation of …
  • 2 men arrested for stealing vehicles 28 May 2020 01:05 Coimbatore: The Tirupur city police arrested two men on Wednesday for stealing the motor vehicles parked on the premises of the government hospital in the city. Police identified them as Bharathiraja, 27, a resident of Dindigul and Aravind, 29, of …
  • 7 IAS officers to monitoring desilting works in Cauvery delta 23 May 2020 00:56 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government has appointed seven IAS officers to monitor desilting works in Cauvery delta districts ahead of the release of water from Mettur dam. According to a GO, the special officers will monitor desilting …
  • Rescued only to be abandoned: Story of Irula tribals freed from bonded labour 22 May 2020 01:35 Express News Service CUDDALORE: Multiple incidents of Irula families being rescued from bonded labour are being reported frequently. But, it remains unknown what these rescued families do after the rescue and what are the livelihood choices available to …
  • Pests in a pandemic? India's plant doctors will see you online now 20 May 2020 07:30 Fresh to farming, Mary found herself struggling after India's coronavirus lockdown began in March, unsure of how to fight the pests attacking her paddy and groundnut crops. Initially she called her husband in Singapore to ask for advice. But then she …
  • FEATURE-Pests in a pandemic? India's plant doctors will see you online now 20 May 2020 04:08 CHENNAI, India, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Victor Mary’s husband decided to travel abroad for work, he left her a plot of land to cultivate in southern India and a new mobile phone that would help them stay in touch. Fresh to farming, Mary …
  • Man marries, sexually assaults minor girl; held 19 May 2020 15:33 THANJAVUR: The Vallam town all-woman police in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu arrested a 43-year-old man for marrying and sexually assaulting a minor girl. The police identified the accused as S Balraj, 43, of Mettupatti village in Thanjavur. Balraj was …
  • Hundreds of acres of banana, paddy crop damaged in Tiruchy, Pudukai 19 May 2020 06:58 Express News Service TIRUCHY: Heavy rain and gale that lashed the district on Sunday night laid waste hundreds of  acres of harvest-ready bananas in Andhanallur, Musiri and Lalgudi blocks. However, the damage was less compared to the gale in April when 300 …
  • Kalvi TV begins shoot for NEET, JEE lessons 19 May 2020 06:58 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: With dates for competitive exams like NEET and JEE announced, Kalvi TV, the State government’s educational channel, has started shooting lessons for telecast. Since Sunday, at Mount Zion Matriculation School in …
  • Dealing with death in the time of coronavirus 19 May 2020 02:38 Express News Service TIRUCHY: Ever since coronavirus turned our world upside down, we are gripped by constant fear. The biggest one is losing our loved ones during this time. Latha (75) who has been staying alone in Tiruchy for the past few months has died …
  • Travel restrictions in 25 districts including Coimbatore, Salem in Tamil Nadu eased 17 May 2020 19:11 Image Source : PTI Travel restrictions in 25 districts including Coimbatore, Salem in Tamil Nadu eased The state of Tamil Nadu has already extended the lockdown till May 31 amid the growing number of coronavirus cases. Latest reports suggest that travel …
  • Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till May 31 as India awaits Lockdown 4.0 guidelines 17 May 2020 11:58 Karnataka to ease lockdown from May 18: gyms, salons to reopen On Sunday, May 17, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami extended the coronavirus lockdown in the state till May 31 to curb the spread of the deadly virus. Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami said the …
  • Tamil Nadu government extends COVID-19 lockdown till May 31 17 May 2020 11:32 Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Sunday announced the extension of the COVID-19 lockdown across the State till May 31. In a statement, Mr. Palaniswami said that the decision to extend the lockdown was taken after inputs from District Collectors, …
  • 20 TN districts likely to get normal rainfall 12 May 2020 12:11 (Representative image) COIMBATORE: As many as 20 districts in the state are expected to receive normal rainfall between June and August, as per the southwest monsoon prediction of the Agro-Climate Research Centre of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University ( …
  • GI tag for Thanjavur Netti and Arumbavur Wood carving 12 May 2020 06:26 By Express News Service CHENNAI: After a seven-year-long wait, the Thanjavur Netti Works (pith works) and Arambavur Wood Carvings belonging to the central region of Tamil Nadu were awarded the Geographical Indication Tag on Tuesday by the GI registry.  The …
  • Forest watcher’s body retrieved 12 May 2020 01:53 Coimbatore: The body of forest watcher C Santhru, who was washed away on Saturday evening while retrieving the carcass of an elephant from a contour canal in Udumalpet, was recovered 14 km away from the spot on Sunday evening. As many as 120 fire and …
  • 178 Indians from Malaysia reach Tiruchy, none test positive fo Covid-19 10 May 2020 15:13 Tiruchy: Some 178 Indians who had been stranded in Malaysia arrived here last night by a chartered Air India Express flight under the Vande Bharat mission. None was found to be affected by Covid, according to the Tiruchy collector S Sivarasu. The collector …
  • 480 Tamil youths stuck in Maha returning home 09 May 2020 10:34 Guest workers travelling from Palakkad in Kerala to Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu. CHENNAI: As many as 480 youths from 17 districts in Tamil Nadu, who are working as marketing executives in Sangli district of Maharashtra and were stranded there , began their …
  • Tamil Nadu: Koyambedu market emerges as new hotspot | Full list of red, orange, green zones 05 May 2020 10:22 Image Source : AP Tamil Nadu: Koyambedu market emerges as new hotspot | Full list of red orange, green zones Koyambedu market for vegetables, fruits and flowers, one of the largest in the country that used to teem with thousands of people every day in …
  • Students of Pudukkottai medical college tutored via video conference amidst COVID-19 lockdown 05 May 2020 07:58 Express News Service PUDUKKOTAI: Even before lockdown 3 was announced, some schools and colleges started online classes. With the lockdown extended by two more weeks, Pudukkottai Government Medical College decided to conduct online classes for students, …
  • Lockdown 3.0: Full list of coronavirus containment zones in Chennai 03 May 2020 11:34 Lockdown 3.0: Coronavirus containment zones in Chennai rise to 198 Coronavirus lockdown in India has been extended by another two weeks because of the growing coronavirus cases. In Tamil Nadu, 2,754 coronavirus have been reported including 29 deaths and 1, …
  • COVID-19: All you need to know about the new Red, Orange and Green Zones in India 01 May 2020 08:11 Express News Service NEW DELHI: As the nationwide lockdown in order to contain COVID-19 outbreak comes to an end on Sunday, the Centre has revised the zonal classification of districts across India, based on the severity of infection spread, for the week …
  • Stress-buster cabins, yoga mats at COVID health centre in Pudukai 01 May 2020 07:58 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: There is a fear associated with the word 'coronavirus' in everyone's mind. This fear or stigma prevents many people from reporting contact with a positive patient or travel history, say doctors. Many people do …
  • Intense thunderstorms lash Coastal AP, Telangana, Tamil Nadu 26 Apr 2020 11:53 Intense thunderstorms accompanied with gusty winds/squally weather/hailstorm and rainfall exceeding five cm lashed Coastal Odisha, North Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and North Tamil Nadu on Saturday/Sunday as thunderheads paraded along the …
  • 20 hospitals to be equipped with liquid biomed waste treatment plants 25 Apr 2020 00:34 Express News Service CHENNAI: Though there is no scientific evidence to prove that coronavirus transmission happens through sewage, the State government is planning to build captive liquid biomedical waste treatment plants in 20 major hospitals. A proposal …
  • This YouTube channel by Indian farmer-chefs features feasts from the village and beyond 24 Apr 2020 07:24 ‘Ellarum vaanga, always welcomes you!’ Fans of Village Cooking Channel (VCC), the Tamil YouTube channel that has more than 3 million subscribers, know that these words, yelled out enthusiastically by its team of five chefs and cameraman, are the start to …
  • Pudukkottai dist reports first Covid-19 case 20 Apr 2020 17:48
  • Tiruchy police control rooms receive numerous calls about domestic violence during lockdown 18 Apr 2020 14:37 Express News Service TIRUCHY: The police control rooms in Tiruchy range have been receiving numerous calls, among others, related to domestic violence during this quarantine period. However, expert in women development opined that there could be more such …
  • Birds spotted along India's coastline 16 Apr 2020 13:34 It was an unforgettable moment that Team Asian Palm Swift, a team of three birders, will savour now. They spotted six bar-headed geese swimming in the placid backwaters of the Vembar in Thoothukudi. “ It was a lucky day for us,” recalls birder K …
  • ‘High’ stakes: Escalating crimes revive debate on liquor prohibition 12 Apr 2020 01:52 By Express News Service COIMBATORE/KARUR/TIRUCHY: The defacto prohibition in the State has given rise to a wave of crimes, suicides and deaths. A 35-year-old man from Coimbatore, who drank hand sanitiser because he could not get alcohol, died on …
  • Hopes of floriculturists wither away amidst coronavirus lockdown 09 Apr 2020 15:43 Express News Service PUDUKKOTAI: On any other day, Kamaraj would have woken up early and headed to his field to supervise plucking of flowers. Over the last fortnight, this routine was disrupted and he has been whiling away time worrying about wilting …
  • Tamil Nadu to step up monitoring after two more Covid-19 deaths reported 08 Apr 2020 08:15 Pudukottai/Chennai: Tamil Nadu Health authorities on Tuesday decided to include more "monitoring and treatment protocols" in treating Covid-19 patients to help reduce the mortality rate, as two more patients died taking the total death toll …
  • Pudukkottai college dean's glass partition for COVID-19 swabs to be used across TN 07 Apr 2020 14:33 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: One of the biggest worries over the COVID-19 pandemic is the number of doctors and healthcare workers who are being affected by it. Add to this  the global shortage of PPE kits and we've got a huge problem on our hands …
  • Three more lives: No liquor brings deaths in grim ways 04 Apr 2020 23:37 By Express News Service CHENNAI/PUDUKKOTTAI: For some, alcohol was the ‘wormhole’ that served as a means of escape from reality. That ended 11 days ago, when the lockdown was announced. In a fishing hamlet in Pudukkottai, three men deprived of alcohol …
  • Craving alcohol amid lockdown, two TN men die after drinking aftershave mixed with soda 04 Apr 2020 12:31 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Two men died after consuming aftershave lotion mixed with soda as an alternative for liquor at the fishing hamlet of Kottaipattinam in Pudukkottai district on Friday night. Arunpandian, 27, a native of Peikarumbu in …
  • Women ‘Labours’ on with baby on the highway 04 Apr 2020 06:41 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: While the lockdown has severely affected businesses and incomes of daily wage and migrant laborers, the plight of such families with newborn babies is the stuff of nightmares. At a time when doctors are cancelling monthly …
  • Social distancing due to coronavirus spells doom for sex workers of Pudukkottai 25 Mar 2020 06:35 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Most workers and professionals can openly lament about their loss and suffering due to the coronavirus pandemic. But for sex workers in Pudukkottai, they are unable to narrate their tales of woe due to the nature of their …
  • No jallikattu event in Pudukkottai till Mar 31 17 Mar 2020 12:21
  • Patients treated in verandah of PHC in Pudukkottai 04 Mar 2020 07:46 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Lack of space has forced officials of the additional Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Yembal to place beds outside the centre. Nearly 200 patients visit the centre daily, but it lacks space and staff. A PHC is supposed to …
  • Despite having more coucillors, DMK lose indirect panchayat polls in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai 12 Jan 2020 08:30 Express News Service PUDUKKOTAI: In what could be a shock to the DMK chief MK Stalin, the party, despite having majority councilors, lost to the AIADMK in the indirect elections for the Pudukkottai district panchayat on Saturday. In another twist, the …
  • Post municipal polls, debutant leaders resolve to ring in positive changes in Pudukkottai villages 09 Jan 2020 09:40 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Twelve of 22 district councillors in Pudukkottai are women. For many of them, this is the first time they contested an election. This election made educated women enter politics. These women are becoming role models to …
  • This Pudukkottai village has no faith in election process 25 Dec 2019 07:06 Express News Service TIRUCHY: Even as the rest of Pudukkottai is abuzz with a flurry of activity and campaigning, 30 km from the town is a village whose people have never had the experience of what election frenzy would be like. Kuruvikondanpatti is a …
  • Auction time: Two panchayat president posts finalised in Pudukkottai 11 Dec 2019 06:45 Express News Service PUDUKOTTAI: A day after video of a reported auction for the post of panchayat president in Cuddalore went viral, auctions were reported in two villages in Pudukkottai. Reportedly, the panchayat president post in two villages in the …
  • Ward 13 winner will be Pudukkottai's Arimalam panchayat union head, claim parties 09 Dec 2019 00:08 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: The chairperson of the Arimalam panchayat union in Pudukkottai may well be elected unopposed. How? Well, the post is reserved for a Scheduled Caste woman. Of 13 wards in the union, only Ward 13 is reserved for SC women …
  • BJP cries foul after Pudukkottai SP denies permission for RSS rally 09 Oct 2019 05:09 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: An office bearer of the BJP’s youth wing has written to Union Home minister and party president Amit Shah demanding transfer of Pudukkottai SP who allegedly refused permission for a RSS rally.The RSS organises public …
  • Govt firm’s eucalyptus farms at centre of water debate in Pudukkottai 29 Sep 2019 00:57 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI :  For the past few years, water has been a major concern in Tamil Nadu. This year, water scarcity left city managers and residents, in many parts of the State, scrambling to meet their daily needs. Civic society has …
  • Thachchankuruchi hosts Pudukkottai’s first jallikattu 15 Jan 2019 02:10 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Pudukkottai, known for conducting the maximum number of jallikattu events in the State, opened its account this year when Thachchankuruchi hosted the event on Monday. Around 450 bulls and 350 players participated in the …
  • Efforts on in Pudukkottai to throw light on rock-cut cave temple 02 Jan 2019 06:52 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Efforts of archaeological enthusiasts to throw light on a rock-cut cave temple in Pudukkottai district on the first day of 2019 were hampered by waist-deep mud. A group of youngsters organised through social media had …
  • TN CM, Dy CM distribute relief material in Gaja-hit Pudukkottai 20 Nov 2018 10:45 [India], Nov 20 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappai K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Tuesday distributed relief material to the people affected by Cyclone Gaja in Pudukkottai region. Speaking to media, Palaniswami said, …
  • Anna University to cancel affiliation of Pudukkottai engineering college for alleged cheating during exams 14 Nov 2018 03:19 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Acting strongly against malpractices in examinations, the controller of examinations at Anna University has recommended cancelling the affiliation of an engineering college at Pudukkottai that is believed to have allowed …
  • Another Periyar Statue Vandalised In Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai District 20 Mar 2018 12:20 A statue of social reformer and Dravidian movement icon E V Ramasamy, popularly known as "Periyar", was found damaged in a village on Tuesday, the latest in a series of similar incidents of vandalism. Unidentified persons cut off the head of the …
  • Tamil Nadu: Tamil icon Periyar's statue vandalised in Pudukkottai 20 Mar 2018 09:52 In yet another incident of vandalism, a statue of Dravidian stalwart EV Ramasamy, popularly known as Periyar, was damaged by an unidentified person in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai district today, news agency ANI reported.  Following the incident, a case …
  • Statue vandalism continues: Periyar bust beheaded in Pudukkottai 20 Mar 2018 05:30 Chennai: A statue of Dravidian icon and social reformer EV Ramasamy, popularly known as Periyar, was vandalised by unidentified people in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai on Tuesday. A case has been registered and investigation is on, news agency ANI reported. …
  • Dalits attacked at temple festival in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai 14 Feb 2018 00:32 PUDUKKOTTAI: Dalits of Vilampatti near Iluppur allege they were beaten up by Caste Hindus during a temple festival in a neighbouring village. On Monday, A Jeeva, president of Pudukkottai unit of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), along with some victims, submitted …
  • Meet Pudukkottai’s change-makers & their kid army 24 Oct 2017 04:50 CHENNAI: Mohamed Bhilal, coordinator for the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) at the Village Resource Centre in Pudukkottai, has received at least half-a-dozen calls since Sunday morning. “Where is my wife? Who is sitting next to her? I hear a …
  • Tamil Nadu: Sri Lankan Navy apprehends four Indian fishermen from Pudukkottai 05 Oct 2017 10:36 [India], October 05 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday apprehended four Indian fishermen and seized a boat from the coast of Jegathapattinam in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai. The fishermen were apprehended for allegedly fishing very close to the island …
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests three more Pudukkottai fishermen 09 Jul 2017 07:24 Three Pudukkottai fishermen were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy while they were fishing near Neduntheevu on Sunday night. The trio of M. Pradeep, M. Prasanth and A. Selvaraj from Jagadappattinam coastal village were taken to Kankesanthurai naval base …
  • MLA among 70 held near Pudukkottai 26 Feb 2017 01:56 PUDUKKOTTAI : Mild tension prevailed when a sitting MLA was arrested after he tried to stage a road blockade along with his supporters on Saturday alleging that he was not invited for government functions in the region. According to sources, Siva V …
  • 2 dead, 129 injured during jallikattu event in Tamil NaduTwo bull tamers died and 129 others suffered injuries during a jallikattu event at Rapoosal village in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai district on Sunday afternoon. 22 Jan 2017 12:30 TRICHY: Two bull tamers died and 129 others suffered injuries during a jallikattu event at Rapoosal village in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai district on Sunday. The deceased have been identified as Raja, 26, and Mohan, 25, both of whom were from Rapoosal. …
  • TN reports 4,231 new Covid cases, waiting time at Chennai signals reduced 10 Jul 2020 10:04 Tamil Nadu has reported 4,231 new cases of Covid-19 infections on Thursday apart from 65 deaths caused by the disease. The total number of coronavirus positive cases in the state stands at 1,26,581 including 46,652 active cases and 1,765 deaths, according …
  • Chennai accounts for less than a third of fresh cases 09 Jul 2020 21:08 Chennai accounted for less than a third of the 4,231 fresh COVID-19 cases recorded in Tamil Nadu on Thursday. While the total number of persons discharged after treatment went past 50,000 in the city, a 25-day-old baby with a congenital anomaly was among …
  • Big Dip In Coronavirus Numbers In Chennai, But Madurai Up Five-Fold 09 Jul 2020 20:24 Coronavirus: The Tamil Nadu health department is opening hundreds of fever clinics in affected areas. Chennai: The daily increase in coronavirus figures of Chennai -- the epicenter of the disease in Tamil Nadu -- has dipped by a whopping 60 per cent over …
  • Chennai, five northern districts see 60% of Tamil Nadu’s new COVID-19 cases 08 Jul 2020 22:57 Chennai, along with five northern districts, accounted for nearly 60% of the 3,756 new COVID-19 cases reported in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. The surge in cases continued in the southern parts of the State, especially in Madurai, Kanniyakumari and Thoothukudi …
  • EPS bans activities of Friends of Police across Tamil Nadu 08 Jul 2020 09:47 With 3,616 new COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday, the total number of cases in the state has now surged to 1,18,594. In Chennai, a total of 1,203 cases were recorded. So far, the city has reported 71,230. There has been a decline in the number of cases in …
  • Coronavirus | Marginal dip in cases; Chennai’s daily tally continues to fall 08 Jul 2020 08:04 Tamil Nadu on Tuesday saw a marginal dip in the number of fresh infections, with 3,616 persons testing positive for COVID-19. Chennai, in particular, continued to witness a fall in new cases, compared with the previous days, while the cases remained high …
  • 12 under the lens for setting ablaze elephant carcass 08 Jul 2020 07:46 By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: Twelve persons including nine forest department staff are under the scanner for allegedly setting ablaze the carcass of an elephant that died under mysterious circumstances. Sources said that three persons, residents …
  • Spike in COVID-19 Infections in southern Tamil Nadu districts a new worry 08 Jul 2020 07:44 Chennai: Southern Tamil Nadu saw a spike in COVID-19 infections on Tuesday even as the spread of the virus seemingly came under control in Chennai city, where 1203 cases were detected on the day the State total stood at 3616 new cases and 65 deaths. …
  • PIL petitions filed against illegal sand quarrying 07 Jul 2020 16:00 Taking a serious view of the fact that illegal sand quarrying was continuing in Virudhunagar and Sivaganga districts, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the respective district administrations to file their counter affidavits. …
  • TN urban planning body to open 15 new offices across state, builders welcome move 07 Jul 2020 14:18 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 …
  • Two constables booked for drunken brawl 07 Jul 2020 13:32 Madurai Three persons, including, two police constables were booked for abusing and damaging the windscreen of a truck in a drunken brawl near Tirumangalam on Monday night. The police said P. Sivakarthi (21) of Nagamalaipuram was waylaid by P. Alagupandi …
  • Tamil Nadu records 3,827 fresh cases; Chennai’s tally tops 70,000 06 Jul 2020 22:58 After recording 4,000-plus cases a day for four consecutive days, Tamil Nadu reported 3,827 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. Though the State saw a marginal dip in the number of new infections, the rise in COVID-19 cases continued in many districts, with …
  • TN custodial deaths: Curbs on Friends of Police 06 Jul 2020 03:27 A recent protest by traders and the general public at Sathankulam in Tuticorin district following the deaths o...Read More CHENNAI: In the wake of allegations about their role in the Sathankulam custodial deaths of P Jeyaraj and his son Beniks, Friends of …
  • New infections drop in Chennai, rise in districts 06 Jul 2020 03:27 Picture used for representational purpose only CHENNAI: The number of new infections dropped below 2,000 cases for the second day in a row in Chennai, but number of people testing positive for Covid-19 in other districts is on the rise. On Sunday, Tamil …
  • Coronavirus | Tamil Nadu records 4,150 fresh cases; 2,186 patients discharged 05 Jul 2020 22:00 As many as 4,150 fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported in the State on Sunday, taking the overall tally to 1,11,151*. Also read: Coronavirus | Lockdown curbs will be eased partially in Chennai from July 6 With 2,186 patients having been discharged from …
  • Head constable dies of Covid in Virudhunagar 05 Jul 2020 16:56
  • Tamil Nadu records 4,280 fresh infections 05 Jul 2020 03:47 A total of 4,280 new cases of COVID-19 were reported across 37 districts of Tamil Nadu on Saturday, taking its tally to 1,07,001*. Chennai, after recording 2,000-plus cases a day for five days, saw a marginal dip with 1,842 new cases, while the toll …
  • CM Palaniswami lays foundation for Kallakurichi Medical College 05 Jul 2020 00:51 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday laid the foundation for the Kallakurichi Medical College to be established at a cost of Rs 381.76 crore, through the video conferencing facility at the secretariat. The …
  • KT Rajenthra Bhalaji gets back party post 04 Jul 2020 02:23 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Minister for Milk and Dairy Development, KT Rajenthra Bhalaji has been appointed as in-charge of party affairs in Virudhunagar district until a new secretary is appointed. In a joint statement, CM Edappadi K Palaniswami and …
  • Take a green dip 03 Jul 2020 12:25 When they began getting demands for keerai (spinach) from places as far as Mumbai, Coimbatore-based e-commerce startup keeraikadai.com was in a quandary. “How do we supply a perishable green within 24 hours? It is impossible,” says G Sriram Prasad, CEO and …
  • Coronavirus | Madurai district breaches 3,000-mark 03 Jul 2020 03:20 As many as 273 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Madurai on Thursday, taking the tally to 3,133. The district entered the 3,000-mark and also recorded the third highest number of active cases in Tamil Nadu with 2,203 positive cases. There were four …
  • TN custodial deaths: Ex-inspector, 2 cops held 03 Jul 2020 02:33 <p>P Jeyaraj and his son J Beniks<br></p> TUTICORIN/MADURAI: The CB-CID team probing the custodial deaths of P Jeyaraj of Sathankulam and his son J Beniks arrested three more police personnel — suspended Sathankulam inspector …
  • Thundershowers likely in some areas in Chennai, says Meteorological dept. 03 Jul 2020 00:45 Several places in the north coastal region and interior districts are likely to receive light to moderate rain till Saturday. Chennai too may enjoy thundershowers in some areas towards evening or night, according to Meteorological Department. During the …
  • Coronavirus | Highest single-day spike in Tamil Nadu with 4,343 cases 03 Jul 2020 00:45 After reporting 3,000-plus COVID-19 cases daily for the past week, Tamil Nadu, for the first time, recorded over 4,000 cases on Thursday. A total of 4,343 persons tested positive for COVID-19, taking the State’s tally to 98,392*. Noting that the State’s …
  • T.N. records 3,882 cases; Chennai’s tally tops 60,000 02 Jul 2020 02:10 Tamil Nadu recorded 3,882 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, taking the State’s overall tally to 94,049*. As many as 2,852 patients were discharged from hospitals and 63 deaths were reported. Of the fresh cases, 2,182 were in Chennai, which recorded 2, …
  • Cover story: Book binding in the age of online education and publishing 01 Jul 2020 05:29 With the shift to online learning in 2020, most students in India may have started the new academic year without one of their most popular rituals — a trip to the book binder. Meant to protect textbooks not just from the elements but also from rough …
  • Search on for man who went missing with 1kg gold 30 Jun 2020 23:10 Coimbatore: The city police are on a lookout for a goldsmith who went missing with 1kg gold bars from Sukrawarpet market on Tuesday. For the past three years, Prabhu, the accused from Virudhunagar district, had been working with Sivakumar’s gold workshop …
  • In 24 hours, Tamil Nadu toll zooms past 1k-mark 28 Jun 2020 02:53 Picture used for representational purpose only CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 death toll breached the four-digit mark to touch 1,025 with 68 fatalities reported on Saturday. The fatality rate has gone to 1.3% from 0.9% a fortnight ago. The state added 3, …
  • Wife of COVID-19 victim dies by suicide in Chennai's Virudhunagar 27 Jun 2020 17:44 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The wife of a COVID-19 victim has died of suicide in Virudhunagar, on Saturday. Her 57-year-old husband was a railway booking staff working at Virudhunagar railway station while she was a teacher working at a private school …
  • T.N. records 3,645 fresh COVID-19 cases; Chennai’s tally nears the 50,000-mark 27 Jun 2020 10:23 Recording another new high, Tamil Nadu on Friday reported 3,645 fresh cases of COVID-19. Of this, Chennai recorded an all-time high of 1,956 cases, with its tally inching closer to the 50,000-mark. With this, Tamil Nadu’s COVID-19 tally stood at 74,622*. …
  • DMK MLA from Cheyyur tests positive for COVID-19 27 Jun 2020 06:59 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 …
  • CM Palaniswami lays foundation for Kallakurichi Medical College 05 Jul 2020 00:51 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday laid the foundation for the Kallakurichi Medical College to be established at a cost of Rs 381.76 crore, through the video conferencing facility at the secretariat. The …
  • TN Covid count past 90k; recovery rate also up 01 Jul 2020 04:38 A doctor takes a swab to test for the coronavirus disease at primary health center in Chennai CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 tally breached the 90,000-mark with 3,943 new infections reported on Tuesday. Sixty more deaths in the last 24 hours pushed the …
  • In 24 hours, Tamil Nadu toll zooms past 1k-mark 28 Jun 2020 02:53 Picture used for representational purpose only CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 death toll breached the four-digit mark to touch 1,025 with 68 fatalities reported on Saturday. The fatality rate has gone to 1.3% from 0.9% a fortnight ago. The state added 3, …
  • DMK MLA from Cheyyur tests positive for COVID-19 27 Jun 2020 06:59 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 …
  • TN: 1,541 new cases in 4 dists under lockdown 20 Jun 2020 02:11 Picture used for representational purpose only CHENNAI: Even as the 12-day intense lockdown began in the four northern districts of Tamil Nadu, they accounted for most of the 2,115 fresh cases on Friday. Chennai had 1,322 cases, Chengalpet 95, Thiruvallur …
  • 36 IAS officers to monitor fight against COVID-19 across Tamil Nadu 18 Jun 2020 10:35 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, …
  • Suspecting foul play, Madras HC transfers civil disupte case to to CB-CID from Madurai's DCB 16 Jun 2020 06:37 By Express News Service MADURAI: Suspecting foul play in an investigation into a civil dispute pertaining to a property in Madurai by the District Crime Branch (DCB) of Sivaganga, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court transferred the investigation to …
  • Coimbatore now Koyampuththoor: Cities get new Tamil names 11 Jun 2020 23:28 The decision also left the Tamil literary circle divided in its opinion. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) To impress upon the significance of Tamil phonetics, the AIADMK government has issued a government order amending the English spelling of 1,018 cities and …
  • Tamil Nadu's COVID-19 curve rises through weekend 08 Jun 2020 08:54 Chennai: Until a week ago, a large number of incoming persons returning to Tamil Nadu, particularly Maharashtra, were adding to its overall burgeoining numbers of persons testing positive for Covid-19 novel coronavirus. But that trend now looks to be …
  • 700 stranded Indians repatriated from Maldives 07 Jun 2020 13:24 The repatriates, included 655 male and 45 females. More than 470 persons suffered job loss due to the lockdown...Read More TUTICORIN: As many as 700 repatriated Indians reached V O Chidambaranar Port Trust in Tuticorin on Sunday as part of operation ‘ …
  • Women held for 'advising' sacrifice of teen girl 04 Jun 2020 19:57 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: The alleged black magician Vasanthi and her aide Murugayi were arrested by the Pudukkottai police on Thursday in connection with the murder of a 13-year-girl in Gandharvakottai. On Tuesday, the girl's father was …
  • Black magician arrested for telling father to carry out 'human sacrifice' of 13-year-old girl 04 Jun 2020 15:10 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: A black magician Vasanthi and her aide Murugayi were arrested by the Pudukkottai police on Thursday for the murder of a 13-year-old girl in Gandharvakottai. On Tuesday, the girl's father was arrested and the police …
  • TN extends lockdown till June 30, CM opens up public bus transport zone-wise 01 Jun 2020 17:17 The AIADMK government has chosen to pursue a policy of caution and kept most of the general restrictions in operation until June 30 Chennai: In no mood for the central govenment's enthusiasm to unlock the country, the Tamil Nadu government has decided …
  • No unlockdown for Tamil Nadu until June 30 31 May 2020 19:44 Chennai: In no mood for the central govenment's enthusiasm to unlock the country, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to extend its Covid-19 containment and control measures until June 30 midnight, chief minister, Edappadi K Palaniswami announced …
  • Tamil Nadu government makes e-pass mandatory for inter-zone and inter-state travel 31 May 2020 15:26 By Express News Service CHENNAI: All the inter-zone travellers including rail passengers are required to obtain e-pass issued by the State government. “Transportation by car, two-wheeler, bus and train within the zones can be carried out without e-pass. …
  • COVID-19: After two months, public transportation to resume in Tamil Nadu from Monday 31 May 2020 05:56 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Nearly after two months train and bus services to resume across the State from tomorrow barring Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chengalpattu districts. While the buses last operated on March 24, train service remains …
  • Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: New care facility in Chennai; state records 938 new cases 30 May 2020 18:20 With the total number of COVID-19 cases in state capital Chennai having touched 13,980, data released by the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) indicates that Royapuram (Zone 5) has the highest number of cases in the city. (PTI) Few days after domestic …
  • RTO officials acquitted in ‘bribery’ case 20 May 2020 07:32 By Express News Service MADURAI: Acquitting two Sivagangai Regional Transport Officer (RTO) officials, who were convicted for demanding bribe from an autorickshaw owner for releasing his vehicle in 2008, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court …
  • CM Palaniswami blames vendors for Koyambedu cluster formation 13 May 2020 15:40 Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami broke his silence about the Koyambedu cluster on Wednesday after chairing a review meeting with district collectors. The Chief Minister blamed the vendors for not cooperating with the government in …
  • Tamil Nadu reports 716 Covid-19 cases and eight more deaths 12 May 2020 16:10 Chennai: Tamil Nadu reported yet another day of over 700 cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday. The State recorded 716 people testing positive for the infection and registered eight deaths on Tuesday, the government media bulletin confirmed. This comes after the …
  • Coronavirus | Fatalities dog Andhra Pradesh, Telangana battle against virus 10 May 2020 05:42 Andhra Pradesh has reported three more COVID-19 deaths and 43 fresh cases after 8,388 new samples were tested. Telangana reported 31 fresh cases and one death. In Kerala, two expatriates who returned by the first evacuation flights on May 7 tested positive …
  • Tamil Nadu reports 4 COVID-19 fatalities, death toll reaches 44; 526 test positive 10 May 2020 03:49 Image Source : PTI Tamil Nadu reports 4 COVID-19 fatalities, death toll reaches 44 Four COVID-19 deaths were reported in Tamil Nadu on Saturday with the state recording 526 more positive cases, including a five-day-old baby, taking the total number to 6, …
  • Lockdown compliance in Chennai least in Tamil Nadu: IIT study 08 May 2020 04:22 NEW DELHI: Days before Koyambedu market, a wholesale hub in Chennai, emerged as a major hotspot leading to a spike of at least 215 new Covid-19 cases, a team of researchers at IIT-Madras had submitted reports to state government officials based on their …
  • Increased mobility in Tamil Nadu in lockdown 3.0, says IIT study 06 May 2020 19:48 NEW DELHI: Days before Koyambedu market, a wholesale hub in Chennai, emerged as a major hotspot leading to a spike of over 200 new Covid-19 cases, a team of researchers at IIT-Madras had submitted reports to state government officials based on their work …
  • How waste from hospitals, hotspots are disposed 11 Apr 2020 08:36 By Express News Service TIRUCHY: With hospitals in the district having shut their outpatient departments (OPDs), generation of biomedical waste has greatly reduced. Biomedical waste from all hospitals, including Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital …
  • Kazhaikoothadis lose balance of their lives 08 Apr 2020 04:40 Express News Service NAGAPATTINAM: Nomadic tribal street performers - Kazhaikoothadis - are the latest community to join the list of people affected by the lockdown. After folk artistes and Narikuravs, Kazhaikoothadis, who are street performers and rope …
  • 110 more COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu, all linked to Tablighi Jamaat conference in Delhi 01 Apr 2020 15:16 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu confirmed a whopping 110 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, all of whom were linked to the Tablighi Jamaat conference in Delhi last month. This has brought the number of cases in the state to 234. The state confirmed …
  • Covid-19: Tamil Nadu witnesses steep rise in cases 01 Apr 2020 14:54 The number of Covid-19 positive cases went up steeply in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, taking the total tally to 234 cases. All the 110 new active cases were linked to the 3-day Tablighi Jamaat conference at the Markaz Nizamuddin mosque which was attended by …
  • Sharp rise in number of persons under home quarantine in Tiruchy 28 Mar 2020 06:18 By Express News Service TIRUCHY: Families of 4,120 persons are under home quarantine in Tiruchy. Home quarantine stickers have been pasted outside the houses of 2,262 persons and would be pasted outside the homes of their contacts by Friday night, said …
  • No tea shops in TN from today, new hospitals to come up, cops disrupt those on roads 26 Mar 2020 06:26 Tea shops have been ordered to close from today in Tamil Nadu, as people are found thronging the outlets during the lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic. The Tamil Nadu government has decided to set up new hospitals to treat Covid-19 …
  • Two siblings rescued from bonded labour in Tiruvarur 13 Mar 2020 07:28 By Express News Service TIRUVARUR: Two brothers aged 12 and 13 have been released from a life of bonded labour. They were employed in herding goats near Valangaiman in Tiruvarur district. According to sources, ChildLine number 1098 received a call …
  • Annual feast of St. Anthony’s Church in Katchatheevu celebrated strengthening goodwill between Sri Lanka and India 08 Mar 2020 10:46 * Annual feast of St. Anthony's Church in Katchatheevu celebrated strengthening goodwill between Sri Lanka and India Sun, Mar 8, 2020, 12:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Mar 08, Colombo: The annual festival of St. Anthony’s Church in …
  • Aruldoss takes on a new avatar 20 Feb 2020 20:40 VPopular cinematographer turned villain/ character artiste Aruldoss has added one more feather to his cap. He is taking on the avatar of a producer. The new movie is interestingly titled Therum Porum. The movie has Dinesh as the protagonist and is …
  • Dindigul: Bull brought for Jallikattu dies after falling into well 14 Feb 2020 23:54 By Express News Service DINDIGUL: A bull that was brought for a jallikattu event in Kosavapatti village near Sanarpatti died after it ran amok and fell into a nearby well. The event was organised as part of festival at St.Antony church in the village.  …
  • TNPSC scam:  Will CBI probe be ordered? 30 Jan 2020 15:02 CB-CID officials have arrested a police officer from Sivagangai district in connection with the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) Group 4 examination scam. Four candidates, relatives of the arrested police officer Siththandi, from Group 2A and …
  • Inter-faith married couple in Tamil Nadu seeks police protection, claim 'families threatening them' 29 Jan 2020 17:55 By Express News Service NAGAPATTINAM: A Hindu bride and Muslim groom from Sivagangai district who wed in Nagapattinam on Monday sought police protection on Tuesday as they alleged harassment and threats from their respective families. Durga (name changed) …
  • Harvester owners hope to reap profit this samba season 27 Jan 2020 07:19 This samba paddy season is all set to provide a bumper harvest not only for farmers but also for owners of harvester machines. Timely availability of water for irrigation resulted in a good season and the crop will be ready for harvest during January- …
  • DMK, Congress cool tempers after fissures break over local poll seat-sharing 18 Jan 2020 07:34 CHENNAI: Opposition parties DMK and Congress took steps to cool tempers after frosty exchanges between leaders from both sides over the last week, triggered by differences over local body seat-sharing between the alliance partners. After meeting DMK chief …
  • Northeast monsoon bows out, bestowing water but sparing people from damage caused by cyclones 12 Jan 2020 04:55 When the northeast monsoon officially withdrew on January 10, it had left the State with far more water than when it blew into Tamil Nadu. It also allowed the residents of Chennai to heave a sigh of relief because they wouldn’t have to scrounge for water …
  • DMK-led alliance emerges victorious in Tamil Nadu local body polls 04 Jan 2020 13:08 The results have brought to light the people’s faith in DMK, they have taught a lesson to the ruling government, said DMK leader MK Stalin. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and its alliance partners Saturday established clear leads in the rural body …
  • NEET PG 2020 exam on Sunday, check important details 04 Jan 2020 04:12 Madurai: Thousands of doctors across India are set to write their National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Post Graduate (Neet-PG) exam 2020 on Sunday for a seat in the specialty MD, MS and PG diploma courses available at various government and private …
  • DMK slightly ahead in tough local body poll fight 04 Jan 2020 01:28 Express News Service CHENNAI: The results of rural body polls in 27 districts gave enough reasons for both the DMK and the AIADMK to rejoice and claim victory. The DMK-led alliance had a significant lead in the total number of seats won, a first since 1996 …
  • National Weather Forecast: Tuesday, December 17 17 Dec 2019 06:15 The Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, under the India Meteorological Department (IMD), expects parts of South Tamil Nadu to receive heavy rainfall on Thursday (day after tomorrow). The prevailing northerly to north-easterlies had sprung a surprise …
  • Tamil Nadu: Ahead of polls, panchayat posts 'sold off' for Rs 65 lakh, Collector orders probe 10 Dec 2019 17:26 In the first phase on December 27, 156 panchayats will go to polls in Tamil Nadu. With rural body elections in Tamil Nadu to be held in less than three weeks, a purported video of villagers “selling off” the president and vice-president posts in their …
  • Meteorological Department to install weather monitors at schools, ASI sites 09 Dec 2019 21:48 In an attempt to improve weather forecasts and reach out to people, the Meteorological Department will tie up with a few Kendriya Vidyalaya schools and the Archaeological Survey of India to install automatic weather stations across Tamil Nadu. At present, …
  • Counter sought from State on pleas against new toll plazas 06 Dec 2019 05:23 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has sought counter from the State government on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking direction to remove the three newly established toll plazas in the Ring Road that …
  • An exhibition of findings from an excavation site throws light on the life of ancient Tamils 03 Dec 2019 08:05 P Sukanya from Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivagangai, cannot take her eyes off the beautiful orange coloured stone encased inside a glass box. Her mouth wide open, she lines up with her classmates in front of the tiny oval Carnelian ring …
  • ‘Nine Rupees an Hour’ review: More work, less wages – Grim stories from rural Tamil Nadu 09 Nov 2019 12:53 Podhumani’s wage remained ₹60 for about 17 years and yet she never complains of work or her ‘bhoomi’; Kamatchi, a Poikkal kuthirai artiste, used to be paid ₹5 per performance and still takes pride in the art form. Five such artistes were taken to Delhi in …
  • Chennai: Man wanted in several robbery cases held 07 Nov 2019 22:17 Chennai: A 34-year-old man with over 15 robbery cases against him in Tamil Nadu, was arrested here on Thursday and 30 sovereigns of jewellery were recovered from him. John Bosco (34) , a native of Muthugulathur, Ramanathapuram was arrested from Pudupet, …
  • Cyclone Maha to bring rains to TN in next 48 hours 01 Nov 2019 11:51 Tamil Nadu is set to get more widespread rains over the next 48 hours due to Cyclone Maha which is brewing over the Lakshadweep area in the Arabian Sea, The effect was already felt on Wednesday, when Chennai witnessed rains through the day. Deep depression …
  • More rains predicted due to low pressure, 120 fishermen missing 30 Oct 2019 19:18 With rains continuing to lash several parts of Tamil Nadu including Chennai, isolated places in the State and Puducherry are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rains for two days, thanks to a new low pressure. According to Met officials, the low …
  • 'Cyclone Maha' to cause widespread rains in Tamil Nadu for next 48 hours 30 Oct 2019 18:20 By Express News Service The pull effect of "Cyclone Maha" over Lakshadweep area would bring widespread rains for Tamil Nadu for next 48 hours before entering a dry spell. On Wednesday, several districts of the State, including Chennai got …
  • Rain lashes parts of city, to continue for few more days 20 Oct 2019 21:28 Rain lashed several parts of the city on Sunday, and will continue for a few more days. Areas like Perambur, ICF, Alwarpet, T. Nagar, Adyar, Anna Salai, Ashok Nagar, Mambalam and Thoraipakkam received good showers on Sunday morning, while several other …
  • Glossy art on glass 04 Oct 2019 02:08 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Glass paintings have become popular artefacts that art lovers and others like to collect. Hemalatha Varadharajan from Tamil Nadu is one artist who knows how to turn a drab cup into a piece of art. She is conducting …
  • Tamil Nadu govt to step up research, excavations at Keeladi 26 Sep 2019 21:42 Samples of potsherds collected from the Keeladi archaeology site. (Courtesy: Tamil Nadu State Archaeology Department) A WEEK after a report published by the Tamil Nadu State Archaeology Department detailed evidence that the Sangam era of South India and …
  • Thangamayil Jewellery Ltd to open new branch at Ilayangudi 09 Sep 2019 19:56 Thangamayil Jewellery Ltd will be opening its new branch at Ilayangudi, Sivagangai District, Tamil Nadu on September 12, 2019. Shares of Thangamayil Jewellery Ltd was last trading in BSE at Rs.311.5 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 308. The total …
  • Thangamayil Jewellery Ltd announces opening of 4 new branches in Tamil Nadu 22 Aug 2019 09:17 Thangamayil Jewellery Ltd has announced the opening of new branches in Tamil Nadu. - Natham - Dindigul District, 40th Branch - Opened on 3rd August, 2019. - Manamadurai - Sivagangai District, 41st Branch - Opening on 25th August, 2019 - Vedachandur - …
  • A multi-faith crowd of 100,000 gather in Tamil Nadu for the procession of Saint James 27 Jul 2019 16:46 St James is the first Catholic church on Rameswaram Island. The spread of Christianity on the island is the work of the Servant of God Antonio Criminali, the second martyr of India. Its façade has a cross as well as Hindu and Islamic symbols, to show that …
  • Three Tamil Nadu districts get set for pre-test Census of India, 2021 27 Jul 2019 00:35 CHENNAI: With the next general census due in the country in the year  2021, the Union Home ministry has notified under the Census Act, conducting of 'pre-test census of India 2021' in all the States and Union Territories from August 12, 2019, to …
  • Fifth phase of Keezhadi excavation on 14 Jun 2019 05:23 The fifth phase of archaeological excavation was officially launched at Keezhadi here by Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture and Archaeology, K. Pandiarajan, on Thursday. The excavation lasting for four to five months would be the second …
  • Former Tamil Nadu Ranji cricketer Prabhakar Rao passes away 10 Jun 2019 01:54 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Former Tamil Nadu Ranji cricketer U Prabhakar Rao (84) passed away on Sunday. Rao was an outstanding cricketer who narrowly missed out playing for the country. He occupied various positions in TNCA. He held the posts of …
  • Praveen’s six-wicket haul helps Kancheepuram win 05 Jun 2019 06:00 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Riding on S Ricky Praveen’s 6 for 29, Kancheepuram defeated Coimbatore by 12 runs in the TNCA inter-district U-19 tournament. Brief scores: Kancheepuram 154 in 48.2 ovs (R Yash 31, Pranav Kumar 35, Aditya Kumar Gaurav 3…
  • Independents’ performance poor in Tami Nadu; together bag 0.51% votes 25 May 2019 02:18 Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu has had its share of interesting independent candidates such as Kuppalji Devadoss called ‘Chillar Raja’ who paid his deposit money in coins and Padmarajan, an independent candidate, who holds the record of losing …
  • India: With water still in our village pond, neighbouring villages look at us with awe 20 Apr 2019 04:39 Ramnad district in Tamil Nadu is a drought-prone area and almost every year, whole or part of the population is faced with severe drought and acute drinking water problems. 80% of the population is engaged in land-based occupations, particularly …
  • Step back in time with this fearless king in Chennai 08 Apr 2019 18:19 Express News Service CHENNAI : The first thing that comes to our mind when we think of freedom fighter and king Veerapandiya Kattabomman is actor Sivaji Ganesan in the Tamil biographical film after the king. The talk titled ‘Reinvention of Kattabomman’ by …
  • Century-old Egmore court set to get new look 23 Mar 2019 02:33 Express News Service CHENNAI: The landmark heritage building of the Egmore Metropolitan Magistrate Court will soon sport a fresh look. The renovation of the building, which is, at least, a century-old and built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture …
  • Tamil Nadu: 24 districts declared as drought-hit, number to rise in coming months 21 Mar 2019 03:29 Express News Service CHENNAI: Due to the widespread Northeast monsoon failure, Tamil Nadu will be facing tough times during the summer this year. The State government has declared 24 districts as drought-affected. Moreover, 38 blocks in seven districts …
  • AIADMK announces 20 candidates for LS polls in TN 17 Mar 2019 18:35 [India], Mar 17 (ANI): The AIADMK on Sunday announced the names of 20 candidates that will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. KRS Saravanan will contest from Salem, P Kaliyapan from Namakkal, KP Munuswamy from Krishnagiri, G Manimaran from Erode, …
  • AIADMK to contest on 20 seats, BJP on 5 17 Mar 2019 10:22 Category: Politics Posted by Syed Qayam Ali Published: Mar 17, 2019, 1:25 pm IST Updated: Mar 17, 2019, 1:25 pm IST Chennai: The AIADMK will contest on 20 Lok Sabha seats including South Chennai, Theni, Pollachi, Karur and Erode while BJP would be fielding …
  • Tamil Nadu: AIADMK to contest on 20 seats, BJP on 5 17 Mar 2019 08:00 CHENNAI (TAMIL NADU): The AIADMK will contest on 20 Lok Sabha seats including South Chennai, Theni, Pollachi, Karur and Erode while BJP would be fielding its candidates on Kanyakumari, Sivagangai, Coimbatore, Thoothukudi and Ramanathapuram Lok Sabha …
  • 2019 LS electrions: Panneerselvam announces seat-sharing for AIADMK-led alliance 17 Mar 2019 07:21 BJP would be contesting on Lok Sabha constituencies of Kanyakumari, Sivagangai, Coimbatore, Thoothukudi & Ramanathapuram. Chennai: The Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and tall leader of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) O. …
  • Bank of Maharashtra to auction assets of Videocon Group's Unity Appliances 12 Mar 2019 12:49 State-owned Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) has put on sale movable and immovable properties of Unity Appliances, a unit of debt-ridden Videocon Group, to recover Rs 153.77 crore loan. The outstanding dues of the Unity Appliances Ltd are over Rs 153.77 crore, …
  • SC’s Team Ayodhya: Retired judge, spiritual guru, mediation lawyer 09 Mar 2019 02:41 Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla, mediation expert, senior advocate Sriram Panchu and spiritual guru, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. In its attempt to give mediation a shot to resolve the vexed Ayodhya issue, the Supreme Court Friday picked one of its own …
  • All 3 mediators in Ayodhya dispute are from Tamil Nadu 08 Mar 2019 20:06 Justice Kalifullah, mediation expert Sriram Panchu and spiritual guru Sri Sri to help settle dispute. Chennai: The Supreme Court on Friday referred the decades old Ayodhya-Babri Masjid title dispute case for mediation. The apex court constituted a three- …
  • The 3 men tasked with resolving the Ayodhya dispute 08 Mar 2019 08:42 The Supreme Court on Friday ordered mediation to settle the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute by a three-member panel comprising of Justice Kalifulla, advocate Sriram Panchu and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar. The panel has been given eight weeks by …
  • Tamil Nadi to explore textile export potential in districts 07 Mar 2019 01:33 By Express News Service CHENNAI : Tamil Nadu will be conducting a detailed study on new and emerging textile products which can be produced and exported from here with competitive pricing through the public-private partnership model on 75:25 funding …
  • Ahead of polls, TN Congress gets Chidambaram loyalist as Chief 04 Feb 2019 06:44 CHENNAI: The change in Tamil Nadu Congress leadership appointing KS Alagiri as President indicate the emergence of P Chidambaram as an influential force in state unit affairs and the national party’s intent to strengthen alliances with existing partners …
  • Music season 2018: Here is a line-up of music concerts to look out for! 24 Dec 2018 11:40 Here are the concerts to watch out for on December 25, 2018.     Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Artistes Time East Mada street, Mylapore Dr. N. Vijay Siva (Vocal) 10:30 AM S. J Jananiy (Vocal) 3:30 PM B. Kannan (Veena) 5:00 PM Smt. Ranjani and Smt. Gayatri (Vocal) …
  • India: Cyclone Gaja Emergency Response in Tamil Nadu- RRF No.20/2018 05 Dec 2018 04:55 5th December 2018 Cyclone Gaja made landfall over Tamil Nadu coast on 16th November 2018 at 1:45 AM, wreaking havoc as it passed the coastal districts of Tamil Nadu. Cyclone Gaja made its landfall with wind speed of 120 – 140 kph, leaving behind a huge …
  • Dates for filing GST returns extended for Andhra, TN districts 28 Nov 2018 18:52 The Central government has extended the due dates for filing Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns for Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district and 11 districts of Tamil Nadu in view of cyclonic storms-Titli and Gaja in the two states respectively. "In …
  • GST return filing dates extended for cyclone-hit AP, TN districts 28 Nov 2018 17:56 New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The government on Wednesday extended the due dates for filing of Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns for taxpayers in 11 districts of Tamil Nadu affected by cyclone Gaza and one district of Andhra Pradesh affected by cyclone Titli …
  • Government extends deadline for GST returns filing for taxpayers affected by cyclones 28 Nov 2018 17:18 NEW DELHI: The government has extended the date for filing summary GST sales returns for October by a month to December 20 for taxpayers affected by cyclones in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. For taxpayers whose principal place of business is in the …
  • ‘No more delaying Serendah school’ 28 Nov 2018 01:26 Compiled by HANIS ZAINAL, CHOW HOW BAN and R. ARAVINTHAN  MORE than 20 primary school pupils and their parents staged a peaceful protest demanding the government address the delay in constructing a Tamil school in Serendah, Selangor, Tamil dailies reported …
  • Tamil Nadu to slip into dry spell from Sunday 24 Nov 2018 04:09 By Express News Service CHENNAI: After Cyclone Gaja and low-pressure area, which have brought good rainfall to the water-starved northern districts, Tamil Nadu is set to slip into a dry spell from Sunday. Met officials said the rainfall activity would get …
  • TN SSLC supplementary results 2018 declared; how to check at dge.tn.nic.in 06 Aug 2018 18:27 Tamil Nadu TN SSLC supplementary results 2018: All the candidates who had appeared for the examination can check the results through the official website, dge.tn.nic.in Tamil Nadu TN SSLC supplementary results 2018: Tamil Nadu’s Directorate of Government …
  • A river regains its mojo 28 Jul 2018 23:09 In full flow, the Cauvery is a sight to behold. At its broadest, the ‘Akanda’ Cauvery between Karur and Tiruchi offers a breath-taking view — a spectacle that has become a rarity over the past couple of decades. With the much-celebrated river in spate, it …
  • Twenty-Two Men Rape 11-year-old Disabled Young Girl for Seven Months 21 Jul 2018 02:46 Reports coming out of India have revealed that no fewer than 22 men took turns in raping a disabled young girl over a seven month period. According to the girl’s mother, she was drugged and raped repeatedly by the men at the apartment complex where her …
  • Girl With Disability Gang-Raped By 22 Men For 7 Months In India, Police Say 18 Jul 2018 22:42 A young girl with a hearing disability was drugged and gang-raped by at least 22 men repeatedly over a seven-month period at the apartment complex where her family lives in Chennai, India, her mother told police.  Police quickly rounded up 18 of the 22 men …
  • Shake-up in 13 district units of DMK, functionaries in 3 units replaced 02 Jul 2018 01:15 By Express News Service CHENNAI: DMK functionaries of various unions and towns have been reshuffled in 13 districts. Besides, the functionaries of three districts units have also been replaced. K Anbazhagan, DMK general secretary, has stated that …
  • How Caste Hatred Turned Tamil Nadu’s Kachanatham Bloody  23 Jun 2018 14:31 “Is it really authentic? There are many doubts about it….” “This is a concerted attempt to deflect Tamil Nadu from its protests…” “It is a case of prior enmity struck at a temple festival three years ago …” “It is a clash between two communities, not an …
  • ‘Not an inch of temple land will be allowed to encroach upon’ 19 Jun 2018 02:27 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Not even a single inch of land belonging to temples in the State will be allowed to be encroached upon, Justice R Mahadevan of the Madras High Court said on Monday. The judge made the observation while passing further …
  • Anna University postpones exams, check rescheduled dates 24 May 2018 23:50 The examinations on May 25, May 26, May 28 will be held on June 5, June 6, and June 8 respectively. In the wake of unforeseen circumstances following the anti-Sterlite protests at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, the Anna University has postponed the dates of …
  • Anna University postpones exams, check new dates 24 May 2018 23:06 The examinations on May 25, May 26, May 28 will be held on June 5, June 6, and June 8 respectively. In the wake of unforeseen circumstances following the anti-Sterlite protests at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, the Anna University has postponed the dates of …
  • TN SSLC Results out, check details on revaluation, marks card and supplementary exam 24 May 2018 02:34 Students appear in ICSE class 10 exams in Kolkata on Feb 26, 2018 [Representational picture]IANS Tamil Nadu Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) results have been declared on Wednesday (23 May). The students of Class 10 can visit the official …
  • SSLC exams: Sivagangai district tops with 98.5 per cent pass 24 May 2018 01:22 Chennai: Students from Tamil Nadu State Board have registered 94.5% pass percentage in the SSLC exams which is a slight increase compared to last year’s 94.4%. As usual, the girls secured higher pass percentage than the boys with 96.4% of them clearing the …
  • Tamil Nadu SSLC 10th Result 2018 Declared at tnresults.nic.in 23 May 2018 07:16 TN SSLC 10th result 2018: TNDGE has announced the result at tnresult.nic.in TN SSLC 10th results 2018: The results of SSLC or Class 10 examinations has been declared today, May 23, 2018 at tnresults.nic.in. Directorate of Government Examinations (DGE) …
  • TN SSLC 10th Result 2018 declared at tnresults.nic.in, dge1.tn.nic.in and dge1.tn.nic.in 23 May 2018 05:01 TN SSLC 10th Result 2018: Exam for Class 10 was held in April TN SSLC 10th Result 2018: The Directorate of Government Examinations (DGE) Tamil Nadu will publish the result for Class 10 or SSLC today, on Wednesday May 23. The candidates can check their …
  • TN SSLC 10th Result 2018 Declared at tnresults.nic.in; Sivagangai district tops with 98% 23 May 2018 05:01 TN SSLC 10th result 2018: TNDGE has announced the result at tnresult.nic.in TN SSLC 10th results 2018: The results of SSLC or Class 10 examinations has been declared today, May 23, 2018 at tnresults.nic.in. Directorate of Government Examinations (DGE) …
  • Three killed in manjuvirattu, jallikattu in Sivagangai district 16 Jan 2018 21:24 Madurai: Two spectators were gored to death and 46 sustained injuries at a Siravayal manjuvirattu event held in this village in Sivagangai district on Tuesday.  The police identified the victims as Ramanathan (38) of Kazhanivasal near Karaikudi and Kasi ( …
  • Tamil Nadu: Sivagangai Jallikattu attempts Guinness record, ends in tragedy with 2 deaths 17 Apr 2017 10:49 Two onlookers were killed and over 80 injured during a jallikattu event in Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu. The organisers were attempting to set a Guinness record by releasing maximum number of bulls within a short period of time when the tragedy took …
  • Pat for Theni district administration 30 Jun 2020 15:46 THENI Expressing satisfaction over the arrangements made for treating COVID-19 patients and number of measures taken to prevent the virus by the district administration and multiple department officials, Special Monitoring Officer & Principal Secretary …
  • Tamil Nadu reports over 2800 cases as Theni too goes into lockdown 24 Jun 2020 14:41 CHENNAI: After Madurai and its neighbouring districts, the Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday announced a complete lockdown in Theni district till the end of the month, as the State reported the highest ever number of cases as 2865 people tested positive …
  • Intensified lockdown in Madurai, Theni from today 24 Jun 2020 06:28 The city of Madurai and a few adjoining rural civic bodies have undergone a seven-day intense lockdown starting from today. The city corporation has deployed a team of 1,400 officials, who would go on a door-to-door survey to identify those with fever and …
  • Strict curbs in Chennai, Madurai & Theni 24 Jun 2020 02:36
  • COVID-19 lockdown restrictions intensified in TN's Theni from June 24, here are the guidelines 23 Jun 2020 21:00 By Express News Service THENI: While Periyakulam municipality has been under complete lockdown for many days now, the district administration has intensified the restrictions in other municipalities of Bodinayakkanur, Theni, Chinnamanur, Cumbum and Gudalur …
  • Family from Mumbai stranded at Theni border for 12 hours - Madurai News s of India 24 May 2020 08:33 Madurai: A family of four returning to their native place in Theni district from Mumbai by bus had a rather harrowing experience at Devadanapatti village on Saturday. They were stranded in front of Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU), a makeshift quarantine …
  • Theni man attempts to break open HDFC Bank ATM in Pollachi, arrested 14 Mar 2020 23:33
  • Salon at Theni offers haircut for Rs 1 to mark its 10th anniversary 12 Mar 2020 03:27 By Express News Service THENI: A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) graduate, Nagendran, has been running a beauty salon here for ten years now. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of his shop, Nagendran came up with an idea of cutting hair at Rs 1 …
  • Coronavirus testing facility in Theni to go live 10 Mar 2020 02:58 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Health Minister C Vijayabaskar said the new COVID-19 testing facility at Theni will start receiving samples from Tuesday. He added that labs would be set up in Tirunelveli, Maduari and Coimbatore as well. Meanwhile, the …
  • Coronavirus testing lab to come up in Tamil Nadu's Theni 09 Mar 2020 00:02 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The health department has got Centre’s approval to set up a testing lab for coronavirus in Theni district. It is studying the feasibility of opening more labs in the State, said Beela Rajesh, Health Secretary, on Sunday. …
  • In Tamil Nadu's Theni district, youth train themselves with martial spirit to join armed forces 26 Jan 2020 21:17 Express News Service THENI: Dharmapuri, a sleepy little village some 14 kilometres from Theni, is one of those hinterland hamlets known for its rustic charm. However, coursing beneath its arcadian appearance is a strong martial spirit that is the pride of …
  • Landslide on Bodi Mettu Ghat road in Theni 11 Dec 2019 18:28 A landslide occurred early on Wednesday morning at the eighth hairpin bend on the Bodi Mettu Ghat road, between Munthal and Bodi Mettu. Jeeps carrying workers to the cardamom estates in Kerala’s Idukki district and tourists vehicles to Munnar were stranded …
  • Massive fire breaks out in spice factory in Tamil Nadu's Theni 14 Oct 2019 17:19 Fire breaks out in spice factory in Tamil Nadu's Theni district A massive fire broke out at a spice factory on Monday in Kodangipatti in Tamil Nadu’s Theni district. The fire, reportedly sparked by a malfunctioning air-conditioning unit, began around 7 …
  • Conduct fresh probe on Theni custodial torture, suicide: HC 06 Oct 2019 00:05 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court directed the DSP of Andipatti to conduct a fresh investigation into the suicide of a 19-year-old youth named Sathiyamoorthy of Theni. Justice GK Ilanthiraiyan gave the direction …
  • Yet another popular TTV man joins DMK, strengthens party’s hold in Theni 29 Jun 2019 01:42 Tamilselvan became the third leader from AMMK after Senthil Balaji and VP Kalairajan to join the DMK. After an influential Senthil Balaji, former AIADMK minister, from Kongu belt joined DMK last year leaving the camp of TTV Dhinakaran, yet another key face …
  • Forest clearance sought for building check dam in Theni 20 Jun 2019 01:45 Express News Service CHENNAI: The state government has submitted a proposal seeking forest clearance to construct a check dam across Vairavanar River inside Suranganar reserve forest in Theni forest division.   Officials in the Periyar Vaigai Basin Circle …
  • Theni SP hurt on head as miscreants hurl stones at cops 15 Jun 2019 00:32 By Express News Service THENI: Superintendent of Police V Baskaran sustained grievous head injuries when a violent mob hurled stones at him in Saruthupatti near Lakshmipuram on Friday. Baskaran was in the area to prevent the simmering tension between the …
  • Private temple declares OPS son as Theni MP before counting of votes 17 May 2019 17:15 Chennai, May 17 (IANS) Even before the completion of polling for the Lok Sabha elections, a private temple in Theni district in Tamil Nadu created controvery with its plaque designating AIADMK’s candidate for Theni seat P. Raveendranath Kumar as an MP. …
  • EC move to shift unused EVMs to Theni from Coimbatore triggers controversy  08 May 2019 01:37 By Express News Service CHENNAI/THENI: Even as counting of votes polled in the Lok Sabha elections is scheduled for May 23, the Election Commission’s decision to shift about 50 unused EVMs to Theni from Coimbatore has stirred a controversy after …
  • Rs 1.48 crore cash seized from premises of TTV Dhinakaran's partyman in Theni, shots fired to disperse supporters 17 Apr 2019 06:23 By PTI CHENNAI: The Income Tax Department Wednesday said it has seized Rs 1.48 crore cash allegedly stashed to bribe voters in Tamil Nadu's Theni district, where an assembly bypoll is scheduled Thursday. Unaccounted cash worth Rs 1.48 crore was seized. …
  • Rs 1.48 cr cash seized from AMMK premises in Theni 17 Apr 2019 05:09 Chennai, April 17 (IANS) The Income Tax (I-T) Department early on Wednesday claimed to have seized cash amounting to Rs 1.48 crore from the premises of an AMMK functionary in Andipatti in Theni district. The IT officials began their search late on Tuesday …
  • Tamil Nadu: I-T seizes Rs 1.48 cr cash suspected to bribe voters in Theni 17 Apr 2019 05:01 The Income Tax Department Wednesday said it has seized Rs 1.48 crore cash allegedly stashed to bribe voters in Tamil Nadu's Theni district, where an assembly bypoll is scheduled Thursday. Unaccounted cash worth Rs 1.48 crore was seized. It was neatly …
  • We are acting as per law: Theni Collector 15 Apr 2019 16:59 District Election Officer M. Pallavi Baldev on Monday said officials deployed on poll duty were acting as per the Election Commission guidelines and action had been initiated on each and every complaint. As and when the officials came to know of any …
  • Farmer's son from Theni wins 800m Asian youth silver 17 Mar 2019 18:30
  • For night sequences in 'Peranbu', we only used candles and match sticks: Cinematographer Theni Eswar 19 Feb 2019 07:30 Express News Service In Ram’s Taramani, single mother Althea is on a ship with her son and her boyfriend. As they cruise into the sparkling sea, the camera slowly zooms out, capturing the sprawling sea in all its magnificence; the passengers are mere spots …
  • Surprise checks to enforce ban held at Kodaikanal, Theni 02 Jan 2019 06:52 By Express News Service THENI/DINDIGUL:    Officials from municipalities and the corporations launched a drive against plastic bags and materials, on Tuesday. Theni Municipal Commissioner Rajaram began the drive against plastic in the morning. He …
  • APEDA-certified lab in Theni by next year 20 Dec 2018 17:14 The Tamil Nadu government has earmarked half an acre and allotted funds to set up an Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Authority (APEDA)-certified lab at Chinnamanur in Theni district, N Subbaiyan, Director, Commissionerate of Horticulture …
  • Tamil Nadu comes up with strict rules for trekking season in Theni 01 Dec 2018 03:28 By Express News Service THENI: The Forest Department will take action against any prospective trekker inside reserve forest without permission from the officials concerned, said District Forest Officer (DFO) of Theni, Gowtham, on Friday. Gowtham told media …
  • Woman dies of swine flu in Theni district of Tamil Nadu 15 Nov 2018 02:59 By Express News Service THENI/THOOTHUKUDI : A 60-year-old from Munnar succumbed to swine flu at the Government Medical College Hospital, Kanavilakku, on Wednesday. Sources in the hospital said that the patient, Rajamani, was admitted with high fever on …
  • Proposed Neutrino project in Tamil Nadu's Theni hits another green hurdle 04 Nov 2018 06:14 Express News Service CHENNAI : The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday ordered that India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project proposed in Bodi West Hills in Theni district cannot be implemented till the approval of National Board for Wildlife is …
  • Mudumalai kumkis head to Tamil Nadu's Theni to tackle female jumbo running amok 17 Oct 2018 04:02 Express News Service COIMBATORE: Two Kumki elephants — Wasim and Vijay — from Theppakkadu Elephant Camp at Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in the Nilgiris district are headed to Uthamapalayam in Theni forest division to chase away a cow jumbo wreaking havoc …
  • 8,410 People In Relief Camps; Flood Alert In Tamil Nadu's Madurai, Theni 17 Aug 2018 19:06 A flood alert has been sounded in Theni and Madurai districts of Tamil Nadu (Representational) Chennai: A flood alert has been sounded in Theni and Madurai districts of Tamil Nadu and people living along the banks of the Cauvery and Bhavani advised to move …
  • Theni clashes: Compensation for Dalit victims announced 09 May 2018 20:26 [India], May 10 (ANI): In the aftermath of the recent clashes between Dalits and Muslims in Tamil Nadu's Theni district, the National Scheduled Cast Commission (NSCC) has announced a compensation for the damages caused to Dalit houses by police while …
  • Dalit-Muslim clash near Theni 06 May 2018 05:14 More than 30 persons were injured, three vehicles were set on fire and two shops and household items in 50 houses of Muslims were damaged in a group clash between Muslims and Dalits at a village in Theni district following a dispute over the route that a …
  • Theni forest fire: Advance bail to trekking club founder 12 Apr 2018 16:11 The Kurangani forest fire on March 10 that claimed 23 lives. (EPS | P Mahendren) MADURAI: The Madras High Court Bench at Madurai has granted anticipatory bail to Peter Van Geit, founder of Chennai Trekking Club, who was stated to be at large after the …
  • Have some leads on the cause of Theni forest fire: Atulya Misra 05 Apr 2018 04:47 The State-appointed Enquiry Officer for the Kurangani forest fire tragedy, Atulya Misra, on Wednesday said he had obtained information on the cause of the fire, adding that the details would be disclosed in the report to be submitted to the State …
  • Theni forest fire: Toll rises to 18 as hospitalised woman dies 23 Mar 2018 00:40 COIMBATORE, THENI: With the death of a 32-year-old woman, the death toll in the forest fire at Kurangani in Theni district touched 18 on Thursday. The deceased was identified as E Jayasree (32), a native of Tiruchy, working at a private telecommunication …
  • Death toll from Theni forest rises to 18 22 Mar 2018 07:36 The death toll from the devastating fire in the reserve forest atop the Kurangani hills in Theni on Thursday rose to 18 with a young woman succumbing to her injuries at a private hospital in Coimbatore. E Jayashree, hailing from Chennai, was rushed to a …
  • Theni project: NGO accuses INO collaboration of submitting false information to committee 18 Mar 2018 01:15 CHENNAI: City-based environmental organisation Poovulagin Nanbargal has accused India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) collaboration of submitting false information before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and …
  • Theni forest fire death toll mounts to 14, case booked against trekking club owner 15 Mar 2018 18:38 The massive forest fire in the hills near Korangani, in Theni district on Sunday night (File Photo | EPS) THENI: The toll in the devastating fire at Kurangani forests in the district has risen to 14 with three more victims succumbing to injuries at …
  • Theni forest fire: Death toll mounts to 14, case filed against trekking club owner 15 Mar 2018 18:22 Theni: The toll in the devastating fire at Kurangani forests in Theni  district has risen to 14 with three more victim succumbing to injuries at hospitals in Madurai on Thursday, police said. While Divya Viswanathan of Coimbatore district, died at a …
  • Theni Fire: Belgian Man Who Founded Trekking Club Under Police Scanner 14 Mar 2018 18:04 Chennai:  Police are looking for the founder of an outdoor sports club in Chennai after 11 people were killed in a forest fire in southern Tamil Nadu on Sunday last. At least 10 more trekkers are battling with burn injuries between 50 and 90 per cent. The …
  • Forester suspended over Theni wildfire tragedy 14 Mar 2018 06:17 A forester named Jayasingh, associated with the Munthal section of the Bodi forest range, was suspended on Tuesday by the Forest Department. Jayasingh allegedly knew about the trekking expedition of the 12-member Erode-based group at Kurangani in Theni …
  • Theni forest fire: Blame game over trekking nod on 14 Mar 2018 01:04 Governor Banwarilal Purohit consoling the family member of an injured trekker, who is undergoing treatment at the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai on Tuesday. Madurai Collector K Veera Raghava Rao is also seen | K K SUNDAR CHENNAI: The Chennai …
  • Theni forest fire: Two tour guides detained, forester suspended 13 Mar 2018 23:23 Chennai: The death toll in the forest fire in Theni district climbed to 11 with one more trekker succumbing to burns on Tuesday. Of 17 trekkers undergoing treatment at various hospitals, eight continue to be critical and are on ventilator support. …
  • Theni forest fire toll mounts to 11; forest officer suspended 13 Mar 2018 15:29 IMAGE: Relatives of the trekkers caught in Korangani reserve forest fire mourn outside the Theni Government Medical College hospital. Photograph: PTI Photo The toll in the forest fire in Theni district has risen to 11 with one more person succumbing to …
  • First arrest in Theni forest fire: Police nabs 30-yr-old tourist guide 13 Mar 2018 13:20 Theni: A 30-year-old man, believed to be a tour guide who led a 36-member trekking group on an ill-fated expedition in the district, has been arrested, police said on Tuesday. Ten people -- seven women and three men -- were killed in a forest fire in …
  • Tamil Nadu Governor Condoles Theni Forest Fire Deaths 13 Mar 2018 12:49 Chennai:  Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Tuesday condoled the death of 10 persons killed in a forest fire in Theni district. "My heart is filled with grief at the untimely end that has befallen 10 members of a trekking group in the …
  • 30 forest fires spotted in the last six days from Theni forest area 13 Mar 2018 11:43 The massive forest fire in the hills near Korangani, in Theni district on Sunday night. (File Photo | EPS) CHENNAI: A day after the Kurangani hills forest fire tragedy, several questions were raised over the safety aspects of trekking, especially during …
  • Theni forest fire: Tourist guide arrested, death toll rises to 11 13 Mar 2018 11:34 Image used for representational purpose THENI: A 30-year-old man, believed to be a tour guide who led a 36-member trekking group on an ill-fated expedition in the district, has been arrested, police said today. Ten people -- seven women and three men -- …
  • Theni forest fire: Death toll increases to 11, tourist guide arrested 13 Mar 2018 11:33 The massive forest fire in the hills near Korangani, in Theni district on Sunday night (File Photo | EPS) CHENNAI: The death toll in Tamil Nadu's Kurangani Hills forest fire increased to 11 on Tuesday, with a 29-year-old succumbing to severe burn …
  • Theni forest fire: Trekkers delight Kurangani in Tamil Nadu 13 Mar 2018 07:57 By: PTI | Theni | Published: March 13, 2018 12:30 pm Seven women and three men, part of a trekking expedition, were killed in the devastating forest fire in the hills on March 11 (ANI/ File) “Welcome to Kurangani Hills, the Western Ghats for a glimpse …
  • Post-Theni tragedy, govt bans forest treks 13 Mar 2018 06:53 The Forest Department has imposed a temporary ban on forest trekking and has restricted entry into wildlife sanctuaries in the backdrop of the tragic incident at Theni in which several persons were charred to death in a forest fire. A pressnote quoting …
  • Theni forest fire: When saving oneself became an uphill task 13 Mar 2018 01:06 CHENNAI: Once the initial panic subsided, 20-year-old Sahana had two options — to wait out the burgeoning forest fire in the green patches above along with most of her trekking club mates or to use the last bit of her dying strength to take an alternative …
  • Theni forest fire toll up to 10 12 Mar 2018 23:15 The death toll due to the forest fire in the Bodi hills of Theni district that trapped trekkers on the Kurangani hill rose to 10 on Monday. Among the dead were seven women and three men, including a man who got married only four months ago. His wife is in …
  • Theni forest fire toll now 10, probe ordered 12 Mar 2018 22:28 Several fire tenders have reached the spot and rescue operations are underway. Death toll in the forest fire near Theni, in Tamil Nadu, on Sunday that has killed 10 people so far is likely to go up, with at least four victims being treated in different …
  • Modi condoles death, wishes speedy recovery for injured in Theni forest fire 12 Mar 2018 21:22 Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences to the bereaved families which have lost their kin in the forest fire in the Western Ghat's Kurangani Hill ranges in Theni district of Tamil Nadu. He also wished the trekkers who were …
  • Theni trekking tragedy takes toll of 10 lives, many critical 12 Mar 2018 21:22 Theni: With the death toll in the forest fire in Theni district increasing to 10 on Monday, the Tamil Nadu government has ordered a full-fledged probe into the Kurangani hills forest fire tragedy to ascertain how the fire spread. Chief Minister Edappadi K. …
  • Theni forest fire: 10 trekkers killed in Tamil Nadu, six in critical condition 12 Mar 2018 20:23 Paramilitary personnel prepare to undertake a rescue mission at Kurangani hills in Theni district of Tamil Nadu on Monday. Photo: AFP Chennai: At least 10 trekkers, including five women and a child, were confirmed dead and six were in a critical condition …
  • Theni forest fire: PM Modi lauds Sitharaman for rescue ops 12 Mar 2018 19:49 [India], Mar. 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appreciated Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and team for their stupendous efforts during the rescue operations in the Theni forest fire. The fire that broke out in Theni district yesterday …
  • When forest fire turned a pristine trekkers paradise in Theni into an inferno 12 Mar 2018 17:16 THENI: "Welcome to Kurangani Hills, the Western Ghats for a glimpse on the forces of Nature," says a welcome signboard ahead of the pristine mountain ranges near here. It is an irony that it is the force of nature, a wild fire, that snuffed out …
  • Theni forest fire: Death toll rises to 10, CM says trekkers did not have permission for expedition 12 Mar 2018 16:54 An injured trekker being rushed to a government hospital in Theni district on Monday. (PTI) Ten people – seven women and three men – who were part of a trekking expedition were killed in a fire that swept through the Theni forest in Tamil Nadu, bordering …
  • 10 trekkers killed in Theni forest fire 12 Mar 2018 16:09 The toll in the forest fire in Theni district rose to 10 on Monday as the Tamil Nadu government ordered a probe into it and assured action against those who allegedly arranged for the expedition without permission. IMAGE:  Relatives of the trekkers caught …
  • Theni forest fire victims airlifted by Indian Air Force 12 Mar 2018 15:07 Some of the victims trapped in the blaze at the Kurangani reserve forest in Tamil Nadu's Theni district were rescued by IAF choppers. (Video courtesy: Defence Ministry) Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. …
  • Theni forest fire: Kerala bans trekking, TN orders probe 12 Mar 2018 14:39 Twenty-seven people have been rescued so far by the fire and forest departments, along with Indian Air Force’s (IAF's) aid — 11 of them is admitted to hospitals in Madurai and Erode after suffering serious burns. The defence ministry swung into full …
  • After Theni forest fire, political leaders urge state govt. to ensure safety of trekkers 12 Mar 2018 13:21 Several political leaders on Monday expressed condolences over the death of trekkers in forest fire in Kurangani in Theni district and urged the government to take adequate steps to prevent such incidents in the future. In a statement issued here, DMK …
  • Theni forest fire LIVE Updates: Death toll rises to 10, CM Palaniswamy announces relief of Rs 4 lakh to next of kin of deceased 12 Mar 2018 13:20 Theni forest fire LIVE Updates: Rescue operations are underway on the spot. The death toll in the Theni forest fire in Tamil Nadu’s Kurangani district has risen to 10, officials confirmed on Monday evening. The district collector’s office also released a …
  • Kerala temporarily bans trekking in forest areas after Tamil Nadu’s Theni forest fire 12 Mar 2018 12:06 — By PTI | Mar 12, 2018 02:42 pm Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government today temporarily banned trekking in state forest areas in the backdrop of the fire at Kurangani hills in neighbouring Tamil Nadu, in which nine people were killed. A decision to …
  • Kerala temporarily bans trekking in forest areas after Theni fire 12 Mar 2018 11:55 Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan (File | PTI) THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala government today temporarily banned trekking in state forest areas in the backdrop of the fire at Kurangani hills in neighbouring Tamil Nadu, in which nine people were killed. A …
  • Theni forest fire: trekkers being treated for burns at Madurai hospital 12 Mar 2018 08:54 Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan on Monday said that efforts are on to save the lives of trekkers who were caught in the Theni forest fires on Sunday, some of whom have been admitted with severe burn injuries, at the Government Rajaji Hospital …
  • Theni fire: Kerala orders temporary ban on trekking in forest regions 12 Mar 2018 08:34 DH News Service, Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 12 2018, 13:51 IST As the death toll in the forest fire on Kurangani Hills in Tamil Nadu's Theni district rose on Monday, neighbouring Kerala imposed a temporary ban on trekking in the state's forest regions …
  • 9 trekkers killed in Theni forest fire 12 Mar 2018 07:22 Nine people, who were part of a trekking expedition, have been killed in a forest fire in the Western Ghats, the Tamil Nadu government said on Monday. "Nine persons are dead, while 17 of the rescued have been hospitalised and 10 did not require …
  • 9 trekkers killed in massive fire in Theni forest, IAF conducts rescue ops 12 Mar 2018 06:58 Theni: Nine of the 39 trekkers who were trapped in Sunday’s raging forest fire deep in Kurangani hills reserve near Theni in Tamil Nadu have died.  The people who died in the fire includes four women, four men and a child. Out of 27 people who have been …
  • Theni forest fire: 9 trekkers dead, 27 rescued in Tamil Nadu 12 Mar 2018 06:45 Representational image. Two groups comprising 36 trekkers got stranded after fire broke out in Kurangani hills, Theni district, on Sunday evening. Photo: Arvind Moudgil/Hindustan Times Chennai: At least nine people died after they got trapped in a …
  • Nine trekkers killed in massive forest blaze in Tamil Nadu's Theni 12 Mar 2018 06:27 Theni: Nine of the 39 trekkers who were trapped in Sunday’s raging forest fire deep in Kurangani hills reserve near Theni in Tamil Nadu have died on Monday. The people who died in the fire includes four women, four men and a child. Out of 27 people who …
  • Theni forest fire: 9 trekkers killed in massive blaze; IAF conducts rescue ops 12 Mar 2018 05:48 Theni: Nine of the 39 trekkers who were trapped in Sunday’s raging forest fire deep in Kurangani hills reserve near Theni in Tamil Nadu have died on Monday. The people who died in the fire includes four women, four men and a child. Out of 27 people who …
  • Theni fire: Garud Commando Force, IAF begin rescue operation 12 Mar 2018 05:48 [India], Mar. 12 (ANI): 16 commandos of the Garud Commando Force and four choppers from the Indian Air Force (IAF), with one of them at standby, arrived here on Monday morning to commence the search and rescue operation of those stuck in the Kurangani …
  • Theni forest fire LIVE Updates: Nine dead in Kurangani, rescue operations underway 12 Mar 2018 05:14 Theni forest fire LIVE Updates: Rescue operations are underway on the spot. Nine people were killed in the Theni forest fire in Tamil Nadu’s Kurangani district, officials confirmed on Monday. The district collector’s office also released a list of names …
  • Theni forest fire: 27 rescued, at least 8 feared dead in Tamil Nadu 12 Mar 2018 04:44 Representational image. Two groups comprising 37 trekkers got stranded after fire broke out in Kurangani hills, Theni district, on Sunday evening. Photo: Arvind Moudgil/Hindustan Times Chennai: A total of 27 people who got trapped in a fire in …
  • Tamil Nadu: 40 trapped in Theni forest fire, 15 girls rescued 12 Mar 2018 03:35 — By Our Correspondent | Mar 12, 2018 07:44 am Chennai: A multi-department rescue operation assisted by the Defence Ministry was launched on Sunday evening to rescue at least 40 people including girls and some minors, who were trapped in a massive forest …
  • 5 trekkers killed in Theni forest fire, 30 saved, IAF conducts rescue operations 12 Mar 2018 03:32 Theni: Five of the 39 trekkers who were trapped in Sunday’s raging forest fire deep in Kurangani hills reserve near Theni in Tamil Nadu have died.  Thirty of the trekkers, mostly students, have been rescued and were rushed to a government hospital. The …
  • Theni forest fire Highlights: At least five persons suffer burn injuries, low visibility hampers rescue ops 11 Mar 2018 22:41 Several fire tenders have reached the spot and rescue operations are underway. Around 30 people are believed to be trapped in Kurangani hills after a fire broke out in the forest in Theni district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday. Defence Minister Nirmala …
  • Theni Fire Highlights: About 30 Caught In Tamil Nadu Forest Fire, IAF On Rescue 11 Mar 2018 22:33 Theni Fire: Firefighters are at the spot to douse the flame New Delhi:  About 30 students trekking in Kurankani hills in Theni were caught in a forest fire. Fire fighters have reached the spot to rescue the students. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has also …
  • Theni forest fire: 65 trapped in Kurangani hills, deaths feared 11 Mar 2018 22:21 Several fire tenders have reached the spot and rescue operations are underway. AT LEAST 65 trekkers, many of them believed to be college students, IT employees and families with children from Chennai, Coimbatore and Tirupur, were trapped Sunday in a fire …
  • Theni fire: No information on casualty, says DC 11 Mar 2018 21:40 [India], Mar 12 (ANI): Theni District Collector, Pallavi Baldev on Monday said that she has not received any information on the casualty in the forest fire that erupted near Kurangani hills here. Baldev informed that around 37 people in two separate groups …
  • Students caught in forest fire in Tamil Nadu's Theni 11 Mar 2018 20:48 A group of college students from Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore and Erode districts, had embarked upon a trekking expedition, and are feared trapped in a raging forest fire.  Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. …
  • 15 of 40 trekkers rescued from Theni forest fire 11 Mar 2018 20:09 Theni: About 25 trekkers, some of them women, are feared trapped in raging fire deep in the reserve forest atop the Kurangani hills near here  even as massive rescue operations by multiple agencies, including the Indian Air Force, managed to rescue around …
  • Tamil Nadu forest fire: One student killed, 15 rescued so far; massive operation underway in Theni district, Air Force pressed into service 11 Mar 2018 18:33 One student was killed in a forest fire that broke out in Theni district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday. The authorities, however, managed to rescue 15 students. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the IAF has also been pressed into service. A massive …
  • Theni forest fire 11 Mar 2018 17:40 CHENNAI: Four students who were part of a large group of trekkers were charred to death in a forest fire in Kurugumalai area in Tamil Nadu's Theni on Sunday. Madurai circle conservator of forests RK Jagenia confirmed the death of four people to TOI and …
  • Theni forest fire: Around 15 students rescued, IAF services roped in; many suspected to be trapped 11 Mar 2018 17:30 The Southern Command is in touch with the Collector of Theni to assist in the rescue operations. (Source: ANI) Around 30 people, including several students, are trapped in a forest fire in Tamil Nadu’s Kurangani hills in Theni district on Sunday. According …
  • Theni forest fire LIVE UPDATES: At least five persons suffer burn injuries, low visibility hampers rescue ops 11 Mar 2018 17:30 Several fire tenders have reached the spot and rescue operations are underway. Around 30 people are believed to be trapped in Kurangani hills after a fire broke out in the forest in Theni district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday. Defence Minister Nirmala …
  • Theni Fire Live Updates: About 30 Caught In Tamil Nadu Forest Fire, IAF On Rescue 11 Mar 2018 16:56 Theni Fire: Firefighters are at the spot to douse the flame New Delhi:  About 30 students trekking in Kurankani hills in Theni were caught in a forest fire. Fire fighters have reached the spot to rescue the students. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has also …
  • Theni forest fire: Rescue operations underway 11 Mar 2018 16:23 On Sunday evening, a forest fire erupted in Theni. At least 20 college students, who had gone trekking in the Kurangani region were trapped. However, locals estimate the number of students around 55. In an unfortunate turn of events, the forests in …
  • Tamil Nadu: Around 30 people trapped in Theni forest fire, 20 rescued till now; rescue ops underway 11 Mar 2018 16:13 The Southern Command is in touch with the Collector of Theni to assist in the rescue operations. (Source: ANI) Around 30 people including a few students are feared trapped and 20 have been rescued till now from a forest fire in Tamil Nadu’s Kurangani hills …
  • Over 30 Students Caught In Major Forest Fire In Tamil Nadu's Theni 11 Mar 2018 15:31 Chennai:  Over 30 students were caught in a massive forest fire in Theni district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday evening. The students were caught in the fire while they were trekking to Kurangani hills. A senior police officer has told NDTV, that 30 students …
  • Theni Fire Live Updates: Over 30 Student Caught In Forest Fire, IAF On Rescue 11 Mar 2018 15:31 Theni Fire: Firefighters are at the spot to douse the flame New Delhi:  Over 30 student trekking in Kurankani hills in Theni were caught in the forest fire. Fire fighters have reached the spot to rescue the students. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has also …
  • IAF to rescue students caught in forest fire in TN's Theni 11 Mar 2018 14:56 Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (File | PTI) CHENNAI: The Indian Air Force (IAF) will be pressed to rescue students caught in a forest fire in Tamil Nadu's Theni district, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on Sunday. She said the …
  • Suicide bid triggers tension in Theni 23 Nov 2017 02:18 Four members of a Dalit family attempted suicide here on Wednesday as they were unable to endure coercion by a money lender, who had charged them exorbitant interest, the police said. Eight persons have been arrested. The quartet — Saravanan, 45, of …
  • Theni doctor ‘rents out’ letterhead, name to... 23 May 2017 04:10 CHENNAI: At least half a dozen doctors have been lending their name boards and prescription pads to quacks for a monthly fee of Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000, officials of the directorate of medical and rural health services have found. On Monday, officials from …
  • Theni doctor ‘rents out’ letterhead, name to quack for Rs 25,000 per month 23 May 2017 03:43 CHENNAI: At least half a dozen doctors have been lending their name boards and prescription pads to quacks for a monthly fee of Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000, officials of the directorate of medical and rural health services have found. On Monday, officials from …