• Rise in coconut price as curfew causes shortage 01 Apr 2020 00:43 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI/TIRUCHY: Unavailability of workers and transportation difficulties due to lockdown has led to a significant increase in coconut prices in the retail markets. Ganesh, a Pudukottai farmer who owns four acres of coconut …
  • Amar Chitra Katha compiles stories of India’s unheard of, historic women 26 Mar 2020 13:06 Rukhmabai, an educated child bride, went on to question the intolerant society of the 1860s about why a woman cannot chose to leave her husband. She did this by incessantly writing letters to the then-editor of the Times of India. Muthulakshmi Reddy, the …
  • Shoppers rub shoulders at Thanjavur market, defeats coronavirus lockdown purpose 26 Mar 2020 04:46 Express News Service THANJAVUR: Lack of social distancing at the temporary vegetable market run by the City corporation defeated the very purpose of the lock down, as the country is fighting hard to stop the spread of COVID-19. Following the lockdown, …
  • 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 …
  • Already socially outcasted, now corona bring new woes for sex workers 25 Mar 2020 01:05 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 …
  • 1,183 teams to monitor COVID-19 in Thanjai 24 Mar 2020 07:06 By Express News Service THANJAVUR: As many as 1,183 teams have been formed in the district to monitor the COVID-19 situation and create awareness among the public. M Govinda Rao, District collector said the teams will be monitoring those who have a travel …
  • Wash your hands for 20 secs before you enter this police station 21 Mar 2020 05:45 Express News Service UDUKKOTTAI: If you have to lodge complaint in this police station at Ponnamaravathi, you must wash your hands for 20 seconds before gaining entry. Police themselves have kept handwash, water and sanitiser at the entrance. It’s every …
  • No jallikattu event in Pudukkottai till Mar 31 17 Mar 2020 12:21
  • Trapped in a room. Period. 15 Mar 2020 03:39 Express News Service PUDUKOTTAI: The first period of your life can be scary. Thirteen-year-old Ramya* was scared. She was in pain too, but not just from coping with the stomach cramps and backache that come with your period. It was also from learning that …
  • CAA protestors startle banks, withdraw Rs 55L 12 Mar 2020 01:02 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: The protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act took a novel turn on Wednesday as protesters queued up in front of two nationalised bank branches in Karambakudi to withdraw money from their accounts. A sum of Rs 55 lakh …
  • Horse idol with ‘green’ garlands a big hit among devotees 09 Mar 2020 07:40 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: For the first time, the iconic 31-foot horse idol of the Perungaraiyadi Meenda Ayyanar Temple in Pudukkottai was adorned with thousands of paper garlands on its annual festival, on Sunday. Lakhs of devotees thronged the …
  • Let’s talk about schools without compound walls in Tamil Nadu 08 Mar 2020 22:29 By Express News Service COIMBATORE:  In a shocking revelation, more than one-third of elementary and middle schools in Tamil Nadu do not have a compound wall, making schools unsafe for children. According to the data released by the Directorate of …
  • Capitalism reconsidered 08 Mar 2020 20:07 Seven years ago the French economist Thomas Piketty released Capital in the Twenty-First Century, a magnum opus on income inequality. Economists already knew and admired Piketty’s scholarly work, and many — myself included — offered the book high praise. …
  • 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 …
  • New dawn for Delta: ONGC’s hydrocarbon proposal returned 26 Feb 2020 03:22 Express News Service CHENNAI: In a first, the Union Environment Ministry has returned the new hydrocarbon project proposed by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) in the Cauvery delta region, which the State government has notified as Protected …
  • Eight injured in jallikattu at Singarayapuram 23 Feb 2020 01:02 By Express News Service ARIYALUR: Eight persons were injured in jallikattu that took place at Singarayapuram village near Jayankondam on Saturday. Chief Whip S Rajendran flagged off the event in the presence of Collector D Ratna. A total of 250 tamers took …
  • Tamil Nadu cancels PCPIR project over objections, environmental concerns 22 Feb 2020 16:09 Tamil Nadu government has cancelled it's plans to create a Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR) comprising 45 districts of Nagapattinam and Cuddalore districts citing objections by the public and the fact that it is an …
  • Chola-era inscription found on sluice, pillars in Tamil Nadu 22 Feb 2020 06:44 Express News Service TIRUCHY: In a routine exploration trip, researchers from Arignar Anna Government Arts College in Musiri found what was said to be a Chola period sluice near Timmayampatti of Pudukkottai district. M Paramasivam, a research student, made …
  • Fishers in Nagapattinam demand subsidy hike for deep-sea vessels 21 Feb 2020 07:58 Express News Service NAGAPATTINAM: Fishers in Nagapattinam have demanded subsidy to be increased on par with three other districts to encourage deep-sea fishing. Thirty-six Nagapattinam fishers, whose trawlers were seized by Sri Lankan navy, have been …
  • Tamil Nadu passes law, no fresh nod for oil exploration in Cauvery Delta region 21 Feb 2020 07:06 CHENNAI: Existing oil wells operating in the Cauvery Delta can continue operations but there will be no more fresh allocations as a new law passed in the Tamil Nadu Assembly protects five districts in the Cauvery Delta from natural resource mining that may …
  • TN Assembly passes Bill to declare to Cauvery Delta as Protected Agricultural Zone 21 Feb 2020 02:37 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Thursday introduced a bill in the state legislative assembly to declare the Cauvery Delta region in the state as a Protected Special Agriculture Zone. The bill was tabled in the assembly after the …
  • Tamil Nadu Assembly introduces Bill to declare Cauvery delta a protected agricultural zone 20 Feb 2020 09:54 Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Thursday introduced a Bill in the Legislative Assembly seeking to declare the Cauvery delta region a Protected Special Agriculture Zone (PSAZ), a policy decision which he had announced recently. However, the Bill …
  • Tiruchy to get automated vehicle testing centre 19 Feb 2020 04:29 Express News Service TIRUCHY: Tiruchy will soon have a state-of-the-art inspection and certification centre for automatic testing of commercial vehicles. An initiative of the Union Ministry of Road transport and Highway’s (MORTH) aimed at effective …
  • China returnee died of renal failure: Tamil Nadu govt 18 Feb 2020 20:39 PUDUKKOTTAI: Seeking to put to rest the controversy over the suspected death of a China returnee in Tamil Nadu’s Pudukkottai district, allegedly due to the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) infection, the public health authorities said here on Tuesday that the …
  • Cannot care for your mom? Return her property 18 Feb 2020 01:18 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: If you cannot care for your elderly parents, you have no right to their property. That was the decision of the district administration, which helped an octogenarian woman recover her property worth Rs 1.5 crore, from her …
  • India's first Covid death suspected 17 Feb 2020 20:24 PUDUKKOTTAI: A 42-year-old man from Tamil Nadu who returned from China died of suspected coronavirus infection, at a private hospital at Madurai on Saturday. If confirmed, his could be the first death due to the novel coronavirus-2019 (Covid-19) infection …
  • First suspected coronavirus death in Tamil Nadu 17 Feb 2020 14:45 PUDUKKOTTAI: A-42-year-old man from Tamil Nadu who returned from China  and who is from Kothaimangalam village in Pudukkottai district of Tamil Nadu died of suspected coronavirus attack, at a private hospital at Madurai on Saturday. Official sources said …
  • BJP targeting opposition leaders with laws used on terrorists: Karti Chidambaram 17 Feb 2020 00:50 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: The BJP-led government at the Centre is targeting opposition leaders and social activists with laws used against terrorists, charged Karti Chidambaram, Member of Parliament from Sivaganga. Speaking at a private event in …
  • AIADMK turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones 17 Feb 2020 00:50 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The government headed by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, which began with a battle for survival on February 16, 2017, is successfully stepping into its fourth year after crossing many political hurdles. All the …
  • EPS to Centre: Support declaration of Cauvery delta as agri zone 16 Feb 2020 00:45 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Five days after a delegation of AIADMK MPs led by Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar handed over a letter written by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, to Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, announcing that the Cauvery delta …
  • Is this an end to farmers’ struggles in the Cauvery delta? 16 Feb 2020 00:45 Express News Service THANJAVUR: Even as the contours of the plan to declare the Cauvery Delta a Protected Special Agriculture Zone (PSAZ), announced by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami last week, are yet to emerge, the expectations of farmers in the …
  • Pride and prejudice in a percussion tradition 15 Feb 2020 23:32 Caste dynamics also change over time, showing up this book as an outstanding work by a gifted musician. It is like a wake-up call thirsting for fraternalism of the human spirit. Sebastian & Sons is not about any corporate history as its conjunctive …
  • Mental health awareness Thursdays: Students form club to raise importance on issue in Tamil Nadu 14 Feb 2020 08:24 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: In a pilot initiative to spread the message of mental health, the Pudukkottai district mental health department has formed a mental health ambassadors club in schools and colleges. The idea is to make mental health a …
  • Bid to smuggle ganja to Sri Lanka foiled; 661 kg seized, five persons held 14 Feb 2020 06:48 By Express News Service NAGAPATTINAM: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday night foiled an attempt to smuggle 661 kilos of ganja, worth over Rs 1 crore, to Sri Lanka. This is the first major drug trafficking bust of the year in Nagapattinam …
  • AIADMK, DMK start election works 11 Feb 2020 12:10 Chief Minister and AIADMK joint coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister and party coordinator O Panneerselvam launched district-wise consultations with their party colleagues on Monday. Office-bearers of 14 district units of the ruling …
  • Cauvery delta to be ‘protected agricultural zone’: TN CM 09 Feb 2020 14:33 Chennai, Feb 9 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Sunday said the Cauvery delta region will be declared as a ‘protected agricultural zone’. The announcement has been welcomed by several political parties. Laying the foundation for the …
  • Cops keep tabs on POCSO Act offenders; open history sheets 09 Feb 2020 07:11 By Express News Service TIRUCHY: Against the backdrop of crime against women and children, the Tiruchy police have opened history sheets for 222 people found guilty under the POCSO Act and are monitoring their activities, said V Balakrishnan, DIG Tiruchy …
  • One tests negative for coronavirus in Tiruchy 09 Feb 2020 07:11 By Express News Service TIRUCHY: A 38-year-old man who was placed in isolation ward at MGMGH (Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital) for suspected coronavirus was tested negative and discharged on Saturday. The resident of Viralimalai in Pudukkottai …
  • Case Against Andhra Pradesh's School Principal For Caning Teen Students 07 Feb 2020 03:19 The video was taken at Bhashyam School in Anakapalle, which is around 25 kms from Visakhapatnam. Vizag, Andhra Pradesh: A case has been registered against the principal of a school in Andhra Pradesh's Vizag district after he was filmed subjecting …
  • Three companies to process seaweed produced by farmers of Palk Bay region 31 Jan 2020 11:16 The Fisheries Department on Thursday signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with three companies to process seaweed produced by farmers of the Palk Bay region -- between Ramanathapuram and Pudukkottai. The State produces an average of 4,000 tonnes …
  • Some offices in Secretariat should be moved to Tiruchy: Thirunavukkarasar 31 Jan 2020 06:51 By Express News Service On the sidelines of a meeting with members of the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee, Tiruchy MP and former TNCC president Su Thirunavukarasar spoke exclusively to Jayakumar Madala. Excerpts: It has been more …
  • Leaders of both parties have ironed out issues: Ex-Tamil Nadu Congress chief Su Thirunavukkarasar 31 Jan 2020 01:53 Express News Service On the sidelines of a meeting with members of the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee, Tiruchy MP and former TNCC president Su Thirunavukarasar spoke exclusively to Jayakumar Madala. Excerpts It has been more …
  • Coronavirus scare: No masks, running out of food, Indian medicos’ Chinese nightmare 25 Jan 2020 01:39 Express News Service TIRUCHY: Students from Tamil Nadu pursuing medicine from the Wuhan University in China are too scared to leave their rooms. They have been staying indoors for the past two days, fearing the coronavirus. Reports say close to 900 have …
  • Bull owner gored to death in Avarangadu Jallikattu 18 Jan 2020 08:53 By Express News Service TIRUCHY: Jallikattu claimed its first victim when a bull owner was gored to death at Avarangadu near Manapparai on Friday. Over 50 people, including baiters, suffered minor injuries and were treated at the venue. A total of 1000 …
  • Touch me if you can, Muppuli remains untamed 18 Jan 2020 08:53 By Express News Service TIRUCHY: Muppuli was the cynosure of all those gathered at Avarangadu, the venue for the second Jallikattu of the season in the central Tamil Nadu. As he strutted to the vaadi vasal, Muppuli’s owner dared the baiters to lay their …
  • 11-yr-old Pudukai boy releases book on Science 14 Jan 2020 06:22 By Express News Service TIRUCHY: Age is just a number for the young Youtuber from Pudukkottai. The eleven-year-old who started making YouTube Videos in 2017, released a book on science and technology at an event in Tiruchy on Monday. The book 'A …
  • 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 …
  • Village chief hits the ground running on day 1 08 Jan 2020 06:40 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Villagers of Senthangudi in Pudukkottai have been demanding a road to the Nondi Ayyannar temple for several decades. The newly elected Panchayat President Selvanayagan (52) started work of laying the road as soon as he …
  • No inducements, Jiyavudeen elected on post Gaja work 08 Jan 2020 05:04 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: At a time when there are allegations of cash-for-votes and auctioning of posts, a village in Pudukkottai elected its president based on the track record of his welfare activities. Residents of Seriyalur elected Jiyavudeen …
  • No religious barriers here: Singapore return elected for his tireless work 08 Jan 2020 00:14 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI:  At a time when there are allegations of cash-for-votes and auctioning of posts, a village in Pudukkottai elected its president based on the track record of his welfare activities. Residents of Seriyalur elected Jiyavudeen …
  • Rebels turned independents set to play kingmakers in nine unions 07 Jan 2020 06:05 By Express News Service TIRUCHY: Independent candidates hold the aces in as many as nine panchayat unions across Ariyalur, Tiruchy and Pudukkottai, as the DMK and AIADMK are unable to claim the chairperson posts unanimously despite either one of them being …
  • Delta hands DMK a handsome victory 04 Jan 2020 01:28 Express News Service TIRUCHY: People in the Cauvery delta threw their weight behind the DMK as the party bagged six district panchayats with ample majority.In the delta heart land of Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur and Thanjavur, DMK registered massive victories …
  • Pudukottai: 27-year-old becomes first woman president of her village 03 Jan 2020 01:50 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Women have come into the limelight in this local body election. The 50% reservation gave wings to many who dreamt of a life outside the confines of the homes.Kasturi Duraisamy is one woman whose dreams have come true. At …
  • Not too many fit enough for Illavata Kal challenge 02 Jan 2020 06:28 Express News Service PUDUKOTTAI: With less than two weeks to go, preparations for Pongal are in full swing. While we usually associate Jallikattu with the festival, another sport is also played during this time - Illavata Kal. This is a traditional sport …
  • 17th century tablet gives information about weir construction 01 Jan 2020 00:10 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI:  A team of historians found a 17th century stone tablet in a dried pond at Velur village near Viralimalai on Tuesday. The tablet is believed to have been used to measure water level in the pond.  The tablet was found by …
  • Madras HC directs State Election Commission to submit copy of CCTV footage from 13 counting centres 31 Dec 2019 08:19 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to submit a copy of video footage from CCTV cameras of all counting centres in 13 districts falling under its jurisdiction, before the …
  • Man flies home from Singapore to cast vote in local body polls 31 Dec 2019 00:23 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: You might remember the scene from the movie Sarkar, in which Vijay, who is an NRI, comes to India on the day of the elections, just to cast his vote. In a small village of Vadakadu in Pudukkottai, a man working in …
  • This 106-year-old 'thatha' from Pudukottai is democracy’s champ 31 Dec 2019 00:23 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: At 9 am sharp, amongst a flurry of activity at the voting booth at Rayavaram in Pudukkottai, the village’s favourite ‘Thatha’ Palaniappa Chettiar arrived at the booth to vote. What’s special about him? He is 106 years old …
  • Youth walks away with ballot box, arrested in Pudukottai 28 Dec 2019 00:19 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: A 23-year-old person was arrested after he walked away carrying away a ballot box at the end of polling on Friday. The incident happened in Periyamullipatti village near Vemmani. The sealed ballot box was recovered. The …
  • Don’t view eclipse with naked eye: Experts 26 Dec 2019 00:57 By Express News Service COIMBATORE: Avoid watching the solar eclipse with the naked eye, warned Department of Science and Technology, Vigyan Prasar, Scientist T V Venkateshwaran, on Wednesday. Interacting with mediapersons, the scientist said that the …
  • Here's where you can watch the rare annular solar eclipse in Chennai 25 Dec 2019 15:18 Express News Service CHENNAI: A rare annular solar eclipse will take place on Thursday morning after a gap of nine years. The eclipse can be viewed from several parts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai. S Soundararajaperumal, Executive Director, Tamil Nadu …
  • 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 …
  • Are independents candidates fighting a losing war in Tamil Nadu? 22 Dec 2019 22:44 Express News Service CHENNAI: Independent candidates, who are set to contest in the upcoming local body polls, are at a distinct disadvantage, for they have merely six days to campaign. They were allotted election symbols only on December 19, and have to …
  • Tamil Nadu girl’s NASA dream a step closer to reality 18 Dec 2019 00:20 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Three days after TNIE published a report on K Jayalakshmi, a government school student from a Pudukkottai village who needs sponsors for her trip to NASA, help has been pouring in thick and fast. While individual …
  • 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 …
  •  With barely making ends meet, grit propels this TN govt school girl to NASA 14 Dec 2019 00:14 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: K Jayalakshmi, a Class 11 government school student, is all set to visit National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in May next year, after having won an online competition. That the girl is a Tamil medium …
  • 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 …
  • Onions from Egypt bring down prices at Tiruchy market 10 Dec 2019 00:38 Express News Service TIRUCHY: Onion prices in Tiruchy fell on Monday after the arrival of 50 tonnes of the vegetable from Egypt and from Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. From Rs 160 a kg, the prices dropped to Rs 110-140, depending on the grade. Traders …
  • 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 …
  • CM’s relative, BJP leader join DMK 06 Dec 2019 05:45 Tamil Nadu BJP vice-president B T Arasakumar, who earned the wrath of the party for praising M K Stalin’s leadership skills at an event last week, on Thursday joined the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami’s close …
  • Days after praising Stalin, TN BJP vice-president joins DMK 05 Dec 2019 08:25 B T Arasa Kumar joins the DMK in the presence of party chief M K Stalin in Chennai on Thursday. Tamil Nadu Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) vice-president B T Arasa Kumar joined the DMK Thursday in the presence of its president M K Stalin at the party’s …
  • BJP cadre express disappointment over Arasakumar statements of DMK leader 03 Dec 2019 08:44 Express News Service TIRUCHY: BJP cadre in Pudukkottai and Tiruchy expressed disappointment over party vice president BT Arasakumar's praises of DMK leader M K Stalin during his speech at a marriage function in Pudukkottai on Sunday. BT Arasakumar said …
  • Incessant rains and overflowing lakes turn Pudukottai youth into part-time fishermen 03 Dec 2019 08:42 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: For youth residing in Pudukkottai town, the incessant rainfall in the last couple of days has provided them with a new leisure activity. With several lakes which have not overflowed in the last decade filling up, they have …
  • Thanks to heavy rains, Pudukottai youth try their luck in fishing 03 Dec 2019 01:45 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: For youth residing in Pudukkottai town, the incessant rainfall in the last couple of days has provided them a new leisure activity. With several lakes which have not overflowed in the last decade filling up, they have …
  • Nagapattinam drug bust: Ganja worth Rs 1.5 crore seized 02 Dec 2019 07:49 By Express News Service NAGAPATTINAM: An attempt to smuggle 700 kilos of ganja worth Rs 1.5 crore into Sri Lanka was thwarted in one of the biggest drug trafficking busts near Nagapattinam on Sunday. Three suspects who posed as 'tourists' were …
  • 1,200 villagers moved to schools in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkai 02 Dec 2019 00:30 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Heavy rains that lashed the district in the last 24 hours inundated several low-lying areas. More than 1,200 people belonging to 130 families of Manamelkudi village were rescued and shifted to two government schools by …
  • Parts of Tamil Nadu flooded, more rain likely 02 Dec 2019 00:30 By Express News Service CHENNAI: As residents struggled to cope with rains that lashed several parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, the India Meteorological Department on Sunday predicted heavy rains in State on Monday and Tuesday. An ‘extreme heavy rain’ …
  • 100 per cent rise in potato prices burn hole in pockets of consumers in Pudukottai 25 Nov 2019 07:45 By Express News Service PUDUKOTTAI: Potato prices have doubled in the last one week due to dip in supply. From being sold for less than Rs 20 per kg last week, prices have shot up to over Rs 40 a kg. This adds to the difficulties of consumers who affected …
  • Beyond faith: The contentious issue of temple lands 23 Nov 2019 21:57 There are many rich temples in the State, if you go purely by the vast tracts of land bequeathed to them by devotees at various points in time. Consider this fact: the lands, if put together, constitute 1,934 sq. km (4.87 lakh acres) — that’s larger than …
  • This man in Tiruchy serves fresh, hot food for free to kin of patients at government hospitals 21 Nov 2019 05:37 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Last week, a van pulled up early in the morning outside Pudukkottai Government Hospital. A few volunteers got their vessels ready and started serving piping hot breakfast to visitors and patients’ relatives. The food was …
  • Case against DMK MLA Ragupathi for comments against Collector 20 Nov 2019 05:36 By Express News Service TIRUCHY: A case has been filed against Thirumayam DMK MLA and former Union Minister of State S Ragupathi for allegedly referring to District Collector Uma Maheshwari as AIADMK women’s wing secretary. Pudukkottai Town police received …
  • A year after Cyclone Gaja, no sign of signboards to help road users 16 Nov 2019 00:04 Express News Service TIRUCHY: A year after Cyclone Gaja wreaked havoc in Delta districts, several signboards on National and State Highways are yet to be restored completely, with many even hanging precariously at several places.  Empty frames, damaged …
  • Kerala Maoist encounter: Hand over slain ultra to relatives, rules Madras High Court 14 Nov 2019 03:08 By Express News Service MADURAI/COIMBATORE: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court directed the Government Thrissur Hospital in Kerala to hand over the body of slain maoist Manivasagam to his relatives so that it can be taken to his native in Salem …
  • 2 At Chennai Petrol Pump Run By Convicts Return Cash, Phone To Owner 12 Nov 2019 18:40 17 prisoners work in three shifts at the Freedom Filling Station (Representational) Chennai: Two prisoners, who were on night duty on November 10 at the Freedom Filling Station - an Indian Oil Corporation petrol bunk - run by prisoners in Pudukkottai …
  • 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. …
  • 25-year-old son of Madurai man who died of COVID-19 tests positive 30 Mar 2020 13:07 By Express News Service MADURAI: The 25-year-old elder son of the man from Anna Nagar who died of COVID-19 tested positive here on Monday. This increases the number of active COVID-19 cases at the Government Rajaji Hospital to four. The other three include …
  • 10-month-old among eight fresh cases; State tally hits 50 30 Mar 2020 06:14 Eight persons, including four from the same family and an infant, tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, Health Secretary Beela Rajesh said. All of them had come into contact with two Thai nationals who had also tested positive for the disease. This takes …
  • Tamil Nadu folk artistes lose rhythm as lockdown hits hard 30 Mar 2020 00:40 Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: Lives apart, corona is taking with it money and livelihood as well. The folk artistes are one among the groups that are hit hard by the national lockdown. Ask Sakthi Bharathi (25), a drama artiste who is the sole …
  • COVID-19 cases climb to 42 in State; Chennai accounts for 17 29 Mar 2020 04:55 Four more persons have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the State. With this, Tamil Nadu has a total of 42 COVID-19 cases, including two persons who were discharged after treatment and another who died. On Saturday, the Health …
  • Coronavirus: ‘Quarantined’ by society, migrant workers in Tamil Nadu find timely help  28 Mar 2020 04:16 Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: When the whole state is busy with identifying potential novel Corona Virus (nCoV) carriers, a group of people have been ‘quarantined’ in open space with no access to food, essential goods, money or other resources — …
  • ‘Quarantined’ by society, workers find timely help 28 Mar 2020 01:59 Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: When the whole state is busy with identifying potential novel Corona Virus (nCoV) carriers, a group of people have been ‘quarantined’ in open space with no access to food, essential goods, money or other resources — …
  • Three more COVID-19 cases in State, one with no travel history 24 Mar 2020 06:22 Tamil Nadu reported three more positive cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Monday, taking the total number of patients to 12. However, one of three persons — a 54-year-old resident of Anna Nagar in Madurai — has no history of travel to an affected …
  • Passengers pop paracetamol tablets to bypass thermal screening 23 Mar 2020 23:25 Express News Service COIMBATORE: Fear of being in isolation has pushed the people to an extent where a few passengers arriving at Coimbatore International Airport and railway station were allegedly taking paracetamol tablets to bypass thermal screening …
  • KT Rajenthra Bhalaji gets axe, not surprised, say AIADMK men 22 Mar 2020 22:34 By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: The removal of Minister for Milk and Dairy Development KT Rajenthra Bhalaji from the post of AIADMK Virudhunagar district secretary is no shocker to those in the party. Partymen said they had been expecting this for …
  • CM Palaniswami announces solatium to victims of cracker unit fire 22 Mar 2020 01:36 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Expressing deep grief over the death of nine persons in a fire accident that occurred in a cracker manufacturing unit at Sippiparai in Virudhunagar district on March 20, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday …
  • Major blast kills eight, injures 10 in cracker unit in Tamil Nadu 20 Mar 2020 18:18 By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: Six women and an unidentified body were found charred to death on the spot and one man later in a hospital in a major fire blast at a firecracker unit in Chippipparai near Vembakottai here on Friday. Ten injured are …
  • Five dead in TN fire cracker unit blast 20 Mar 2020 15:47 Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Five persons were killed and seven others injured in the blast that occurred in a fire cracker unit in Tamil Nadu’s Virudhunagar district on Friday, said police. The injured have been admitted to nearby government hospital in …
  • Coronavirus: TN govt orders closure of all schools, colleges, theatres and TASMAC bars 17 Mar 2020 04:43 Tamil Nadu government today directed schools and colleges to declare holiday and also ordered closure of malls, movie theatres and TASMAC bars till March 31 amid the coronavirus outbreak. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami earlier said that there is no …
  • Coronavirus: Two suspects from Qatar, Australia isolated 17 Mar 2020 01:15 By Express News Service NAGERCOIL/VIRUDHUNAGAR: Two persons who returned from Qatar and Australia were admitted to the isolation ward of Government Kanniyakumari Medical College and Hospital on Monday over suspicion of coronavirus infection. The Qatar …
  • Tamil Nadu shuts down malls, theatres, primary schools in border taluks to counter COVID 19 threat 16 Mar 2020 09:06 Tamil Nadu shuts down malls, cinema halls, primary schools amid coronavirus pandemic Following a queue from other states for closing down mass gathering places, Tamil Nadu has also shut down all malls, cinema halls, primary schools in wake of coronavirus …
  • Corona: Primary schools ordered to be shut in TN; malls, theatres to be closed in border areas 16 Mar 2020 07:18 Tamil Nadu government has directed schools to declare holiday and also ordered closure of malls, movie theatres in the state’s border Taluks till March 31 amid the coronavirus outbreak. In a six-page statement, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said …
  • Coronavirus: T.N. gives holiday for KG, primary classes till March 31 15 Mar 2020 23:58 As part of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Sunday appealed to the general public to avoid travel out of Tamil Nadu for the next 15 days. He also urged people to keep off social gatherings …
  • Primary schools, malls closed in Tamil Nadu till March 31 15 Mar 2020 09:23 Chennai, March 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami has ordered holiday for school students studying in LKG to fifth standard in the state and also closure of malls, theatres in border Taluks till March 31 as a precaution against the spread …
  • Tamil Nadu declares holiday for kindergarten, primary schools till March 31 15 Mar 2020 08:16 By Express News Service CHENNAI: As part of the State's measures to contain the Coronavirus pandemic, Tamil Nadu CM 'Edappadi' K Palaniswami, in a statement on Sunday, announced that all kindergarten and primary schools in the State would be …
  • Liberty - without a loo 15 Mar 2020 06:44 Express News Service MADURAI: The villagers of Koovalapuram are suspicious. Having been featured in the 2013 documentary Madhavidai (Menses), it was more recently the subject of a long-form report online. This led to more interest from news crews and more …
  • Honoring Maruthakasi, the legendary Tamil lyricist, in his centenary year 15 Mar 2020 00:44 Express News Service  TIRUCHY: Kadavul ennum mudhalali kandedutha thozilali.. Vivasayee! So sang comedian-turned-politician Karunas, the MLA for Thiruvadanai, during a recent session of the State Assembly. He was praising Chief Minister Edappadi K …
  • All that glitters is not gold 07 Mar 2020 07:51 By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: One cannot miss the 'Save Environment' and 'Swachh Bharat' posters at various spots on the collectorate campus. Coloured bins -- green and blue -- for the disposal of biodegradable and non-biodegradable …
  • Explained: When does Speaker suspend MPs from Lok Sabha? 05 Mar 2020 12:43 BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi in the Speaker chair conducts proceedings in the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament on Thursday. The seven Congress members will remain suspended for the remainder of the Budget session, which ends on April 3. (PTI) …
  • Villages in Madurai, Virudhunagar keep menstruating women away 02 Mar 2020 00:12 Every time a woman in Pottal Pacheri gets her monthly period, she makes her way to a dilapidated room in the middle of the village where barely two people can stand comfortably. Even if she does not get it after 30 days, she usually ends up going to the …
  • Stop anti-CAA protesters from raising slogans during ceremony: Minister 28 Feb 2020 10:15 By Express News Service VIRUDHNAGAR: Minister KT Rajenthra Bhalaji urged the authorities to identify anti-CAA protestors and prevent them from raising slogans during the foundation stone laying ceremony of the medical college hospital in Virudhunagar.  …
  • Rajya Sabha polls: AIADMK could lose one seat, while DMK might gain two 26 Feb 2020 16:30 As per the current strength in the Tamil Nadu assembly both Dravidian parties can nominate three members each to the upper house. Out of the 55 Rajya Sabha seats across 17 states that will see elections in March, six of them will be from Tamil Nadu, with …
  • Tamil Nadu police to crack down on online pornography 25 Feb 2020 22:34 The Tamil Nadu police will write to internet service providers in the State, asking them to identify and block websites that provide free/paid access to adult/child pornography. Police have intensified action against at least 600 persons who were …
  • AIIMS Bhubaneswar's order to impose Hindi on staff, faculty evokes sharp reactions 21 Feb 2020 15:21 BHUBANESWAR: On the day of International Mother Language Day, leaders of different parties and social activists criticized the AIIMS Bhubaneswar for issuing order to the faculty members and staff for using Hindi as official communication. The order issued …
  • Explosion at firecracker unit kills three, injures six 20 Feb 2020 08:44 By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: Three persons, including a 16-year-old boy, were killed and six others were injured in an explosion at a firecracker unit in Chinnakamanpatti on Wednesday. It is believed that while workers were handling chemicals in a …
  • Virudhunagar: 3 killed in blast at cracker unit 20 Feb 2020 02:00 By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: Three persons, including a 16-year-old boy, were killed and six others were injured in an explosion at a firecracker unit in Chinnakamanpatti on Wednesday. It is believed that while workers were handling chemicals in a …
  • Three killed in firecracker unit blast at Tamil Nadu's Virudhunagar 19 Feb 2020 12:51 By PTI VIRUDHUNAGAR Three people, including a 65-year-old woman, died and four others were injured in a blast at a firecracker manufacturing unit near Sattur in Virudhunagar district on Wednesday, police said. There were 30 people working in some sheds in …
  • Anti-CAA protests rock Tamil Nadu 19 Feb 2020 10:38 On Wednesday morning thousands of anti-CAA protesters gathered in Chennai for a long march to the Secretariat, defying the the Madras High Court’s order and deciding to lay siege to the Secretariat. However, the protest stopped on Wallajah Road near the …
  • Railways approves electrification of 922.3 km single-line track in TN 19 Feb 2020 00:26 CHENNAI: As part of measures to reduce fuel expenditure and reduce locomotive changeover time from diesel to electrical, Indian Railways has approved electrification of over 922.3 km-single line track in the State. A total 987.9 km-track running through …
  • TN: Five arrested for sexually assaulting six-year-old girls, eight-year-old boy 17 Feb 2020 07:56 By PTI VIRUDHUNAGAR: Five men from Rengapalayam were arrested on Sunday for allegedly sexually assaulting three children -- two girls aged six and eight and a boy of eight -- repeatedly over the past two months. The suspects are close relatives of the …
  • AIADMK turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones 17 Feb 2020 00:50 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The government headed by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, which began with a battle for survival on February 16, 2017, is successfully stepping into its fourth year after crossing many political hurdles. All the …
  • Anti-CAA protests held across TN 15 Feb 2020 07:24 Chennai, Feb 15 (IANS) Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the police action against the protestors on Friday night here were held by muslim organisations in Chennai, Nagercoil, Madurai, Virudhunagar and other places on Saturday. …
  • EPS exhorts functionaries to aim for massive win 11 Feb 2020 01:19 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday exhorted party functionaries to aim for a massive win in the rest of the local bodies since it was important for the party to face …
  • 'Chemical test turning +ve not enough to prove taking bribe' 10 Feb 2020 07:12 By Express News Service MADURAI: Observing that a person cannot be convicted for corruption on the sole ground that the phenolphthalein test conducted on him/her turned positive, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court set aside the conviction and …
  • Ruckus after Harsh Vardhan slams Rahul in Lok Sabha for remark on PM 07 Feb 2020 20:59 Health Minister Harsh Vardhan outside Parliament on Friday. Anil Sharma Members of the treasury and Opposition benches in Lok Sabha almost came to blows on Friday after Health Minister Harsh Vardhan slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s remarks on Prime …
  • Cong MP alleges manhandling by BJP lawmakers 07 Feb 2020 12:23 New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Denying that he tried to snatch a paper from Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan’s hand in the Lok Sabha on Friday, Congress MP Manickam Tagore claimed that he was instead “manhandled” by BJP lawmakers when he tried to tell the …
  • Analysis: Minister Rajenthra Bhalaji’s ‘Hindu leanings’ put AIADMK in a spot 04 Feb 2020 14:15 The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, which is battling the charge of functioning as the BJP’s B team, has been left politically red-faced by Dairy Development Minister K.T. Rajenthra Bhalaji’s extreme Hindu position in public. ​ ​In an interview to a Tamil …
  • Trade chambers in Tamil Nadu give mixed reaction for Budget-2020 02 Feb 2020 01:08 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The trade chambers and captains have given a mixed reaction to the budget. Former Revenue Secretary MR Sivaraman said the budget would become a reality only if State government cooperates. "The policies on MSMEs will …
  • Why are you silent, AIADMK minister questions Rajinikanth fans on Periyar row 24 Jan 2020 10:36 Dravidar Kazhagam and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam are trying to threaten Rajinikanth, and I am embarrassed that his fans are keeping quiet, the TN Minister said. AIADMK leader Rajendra Balaji Thursday questioned Rajinikanth’s fans on their silence over the …
  • AIADMK bags 8 district panchayat chief posts, DMK gets 5 11 Jan 2020 13:31 With counting of votes in progress for the posts of chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of panchayat unions (PU) and district panchayats (DP) in 27 districts, the ruling AIADMK-led front is ahead of the DMK’s combine by claiming the post of chairperson of …
  • A year on, woman transfused with contaminated HIV+ blood at Sattur hospital awaits promised house 10 Jan 2020 08:47 Express News Service MADURAI/VIRUDHUNAGAR: A year has passed since Virudhunagar district administration promised the woman, who was transfused with contaminated HIV+ blood at Government Sattur Hospital, a house on a patta land, but the authorities are …
  • TN plans to seek permission from Centre for 4 more medical colleges 09 Jan 2020 08:41 The Tamil Nadu government, which recently received permission from the Union government for setting up nine new medical colleges, is now planning to seek approval for four more such facilities. Speaking at the Assembly on Wednesday, Health Minister C …
  • 15-day ordinary leave granted to Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict 07 Jan 2020 07:31 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court granted 15 days of ordinary leave to one Ravi alias Ravichandran, one of the convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. A Bench, comprising justices T Raja and B Pugalendhi, …
  • Centre’s panel gives nod for four new govt medical colleges in Tamil Nadu 05 Jan 2020 22:25 Express News Service CHENNAI: Union health ministry’s technical evaluation committee (TEC) has given its nod for four new government medical colleges in Tamil Nadu, at its meeting in New Delhi on Thursday. The new colleges at Ariyalur, Cuddalore, …
  • Tamil Nadu in 2019: Not a dull moment 05 Jan 2020 09:30 When Chennai dried up Chennai suffered one of its worst droughts summer of 2019. With a deficit in rainfall, groundwater levels sinking, and the dry beds in the major reservoirs showing up, it became one of the first Indian cities to run dry. As taps …
  • DMK cements lead in local body elections 04 Jan 2020 21:19 The DMK on Saturday continued to strengthen its lead in the rural local body elections, winning 243 out of 513 wards in district panchayats and 2,100 out of 5,087 posts in panchayat unions in the 27 districts where the polls were held. Elections for 515 …
  • 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 …
  • Police open fire in the air to end clash between two communities near Virudhunagar  04 Jan 2020 10:54 By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: Police opened four rounds of fire to control a clash between two communities in Tiruchuli on Friday night after people belonging to one community pelted stones at the others' vehicles. Sengulam and Paralachi are …
  • AMMK makes a dent in rival’s south bastion 04 Jan 2020 01:28 Express News Service MADURAI: It’s Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) that spoiled AIADMK’s party in several panchayat unions in the southern districts, considered a bastion of the Dravidian party since its inception.    In the eight southern districts …
  • Clash in TN’s Virudhunagar, police fire in air 03 Jan 2020 20:26 Chennai, Jan 3 (IANS) Police opened fire in Tamil Nadu’s Virudhunagar on Friday in order to disperse two clashing groups. According to the reports reaching at the police headquarters here, a group was returning home after paying their respects to freedom …
  • 1,700 PE teacher posts vacant in govt schools 03 Jan 2020 01:56 By Express News Service CHENNAI : The State government mandating physical activity for students before and after school hours has come as a blow to the already over-burdened physical education (PE) teachers. There are 1,700 PE teacher vacancies in the …
  • A conservancy worker once, woman elected as panchayat president in Tamil Nadu's Watrap 02 Jan 2020 17:14 By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: No amount of setbacks deterred a 49-year-old woman in being elected as a Panchayat president, where she was once working as a conservancy worker till the filing of nominations. Earlier, G Saraswathi was a full time …
  • Madras HC directs State Election Commission to submit copy of CCTV footage from 13 counting centres 31 Dec 2019 08:19 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to submit a copy of video footage from CCTV cameras of all counting centres in 13 districts falling under its jurisdiction, before the …
  • Tamil Nadu local body elections: Voting for second phase gets underway 30 Dec 2019 13:39 Polling in the second and final phase of the rural local body polls in Tamil Nadu began on Monday at 7 a.m. A total of 158 Panchayat Unions are going to on Monday and security has been beefed up in those polling localities. About 1.28 crore voters are …
  • Man held for desecrating Kamaraj statue 30 Dec 2019 00:09 By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: The Srivilliputhur Town police on Sunday arrested a man for allegedly desecrating the statue of former chief minister Kamaraj at Ramakrishnapuram in Srivilliputhur. Sources said that the locals noticed a man placing an …
  • Milk processing: Like its name, khoya a lost opportunity for dairies 26 Dec 2019 00:50 These halwais can do with better quality khoya and chhena. (Archive) Burfi, peda, gulab jamun and a host of other traditional Indian sweets owe their taste and texture to the humble khoya. This versatile base and primary ingredient in mithais is nothing …
  • An amputee on a 1,200-km cycle ride for various causes 22 Dec 2019 05:34 A glance from a distance might deceive anyone that V. Manikandan is just another bicyclist. Only upon a closer look one realises that he is differently abled who rides his old-fashioned bicycle with his right leg alone. While this is impressive already, Mr …
  • Democracy going once, going twice: Panchayat posts up for sale in TN villages 22 Dec 2019 00:10 By Express News Service As reports of panchayat posts being up for sale were emerging across Tamil Nadu, 29-year-old M Sathish Kumar was attacked allegedly for opposing the practice in Sattur Union in Virudhunagar district. He succumbed to his injuries, …
  • Man held after charred body of wife found in Tiruchy 19 Dec 2019 21:53 By Express News Service TIRUCHY: Police established the identity of the woman whose charred body was found in an agricultural field on December 17.  She was identified as Banurekha (22) of Virudhunagar district.  Sources said she married Rajkumar, her …
  • College students stage protests to condemn ‘police brutality’ 16 Dec 2019 21:54 College students from across the State participated in protests and organised rallies on their campuses to express solidarity with the students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University, who were attacked by the police while protesting against …
  • In poll season, ‘auctioning’ of panchayat posts is the flavour 14 Dec 2019 12:02 The ‘phenomenon’ of auctioning the post of president of village panchayats appears to be back in full force, ever since the process of filing of nomination papers in the elections to rural local bodies in 27 districts began on Monday. In the last five days …
  • Man protests ‘auctioning’ of rural local body post, killed in brawl 13 Dec 2019 01:24 By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: A man was murdered during a meeting held at a village in Virdhunagar district in the early hours of Thursday for protesting the alleged auctioning of panchayat president post. M Sathish Kumar (29) of Kottaipatti in …
  • 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 …
  • Most dams in the Tamil Nadu nearing full capacity 06 Dec 2019 02:11 Express News Service CHENNAI: Thanks to copious rainfall, the average water level in all reservoirs and dams across the State has touched 85 per cent of the total capacity. After two consecutive years of drought, the Northeast monsoon has delivered aplenty …
  • Madurai Kamaraj vasrity sex scandal: Prof Nirmala Devi granted bail 06 Dec 2019 00:39 By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: The Srivilliputhur Mahila Court granted conditional bail to suspended assistant professor Nirmala Devi in Madurai Kamaraj University sex scandal case. Hearing the bail petition, Judge Parimala granted bail to Nirmala …
  • Govt revamps healthcare for livestock in villages 05 Dec 2019 01:44 Express News Service CHENNAI: Dairy farmers in backward rural areas of the State will soon get relief from transporting their cattle to distant places for treatment and breeding support.   Expanding the healthcare facilities and veterinary services to …
  • Octagenarian couple granted divorce after 25 years 28 Nov 2019 18:18 Image Source : TWITTER  Octogenarian couple granted divorce after 25 years (Representational image) An octogenarian couple was on Thursday granted divorce by a family court here due to 'differences' between them. The family court judge Sumathi …
  • ADB to provide USD 451 mn loan to strengthen power connectivity of CKIC in Tamil Nadu 28 Nov 2019 14:53 New Delhi, Nov 28 () The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide USD 451 million loan to strengthen power connectivity between the southern and northern parts of the Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor (CKIC), the multilateral agency said in a …
  • ADB extends $451 million loan for Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor 28 Nov 2019 14:25 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has extended a $451 million loan to strengthen power connectivity between the southern and northern parts of the Chennai–Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor (CKIC). CKIC is part of the East Coast Economic Corridor (ECEC) in …
  • Human rights body orders magistrate to file report on discrimination against Dalit children 24 Nov 2019 10:03 By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has ordered Virudhunagar District Magistrate to submit a detailed report on a complaint that alleges 35 Dalit students, who were made to clean school toilets and were beaten …
  • How to lose friends and alienate people: The TTV Dhinakaran story 24 Nov 2019 00:55 Express News Service CHENNAI: The death of late chief minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa in 2016 led to a churning in the politics of Tamil Nadu. By early 2017, the AIADMK seemed stable but one man seemed to have the potential to tug the rug from …
  • KD movie review: A poignant film full of life and warmth 22 Nov 2019 09:19 KD movie review: Following To Let and House Owner, 2019 has yet another memorable gem – KD. KD movie cast: Mu Ramaswamy, Nagavishal, Yog Japee KD movie director: Madhumita KD movie rating: 4 stars We are introduced to Karuppu Durai (Mu Ramaswamy), a 70- …
  • Restoration of heritage buildings: Traditional method of grinding limestone and sand introduced in Chennai 21 Nov 2019 12:30 CHENNAI: Reviving a traditional method of restoring heritage structures, the public works department (PWD) has introduced a stone roller yard to grind limestone and sand that would be used for plastering. A pair of bullocks attached to the roller in the …
  • A Mughal-era technique to restore Humayun Mahal in Chepauk Palace 20 Nov 2019 19:54 It is a return to Mughal-era techniques to restore the fire-hit Humayun Mahal in Chennai’s Chepauk Palace to its old glory. Nearly 249 years ago, the iconic Chepauk Palace, located close to the Marina, was built using construction techniques that were …
  • Education Minister KA Sengottaiyaninaugurates literacy programme 18 Nov 2019 23:48 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Ramanathapuram: Minister for School Education KA Sengottaiyan, on Monday, inaugurated the Special Literacy Programme for uneducated adults in the aspirational district of Ramanathapuram and Virudhunagar. During an event …
  • Election commissioner, four Collectors transferred in Tamil Nadu 15 Nov 2019 02:02 By Express News Service CHENNAI: More than 10 IAS officers of the state, including state election commissioner and four district collectors, were transferred on Thursday.   According to a statement of the Chief Secretary K Shanmugam, Sigy  Thomas Vaidhyan, …
  • HC summons Virudhunagar SP 14 Jun 2019 17:02 MADURAI The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Friday summoned the Virudhunagar Superintendent of Police after a policeman complained that he was issued a charge memo 10 months after being acquitted of the same charges. Justice D. Krishnakumar …
  • Virudhunagar district slips to 6th rank 29 Apr 2019 14:18 After a fall in State ranking in overall pass percentage in Plus Two examination, Virudhunagar district slipped to sixth position in Class 10 examination too. Bucking State-wide trend of improvement, the district, which stood third in the State with 98.2% …
  • 4 of a family killed in Virudhunagar accident 25 Mar 2019 14:25
  • Four of a family killed in accident in Virudhunagar district 25 Mar 2019 10:35
  • Firecracker industry's future to rule Virudhunagar polls 20 Mar 2019 06:05 Chennai: The uncertainty hanging over the future of the Rs 6,000 crore fireworks industry is expected to burst as a major campaign plank for the opposition parties during the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in the Virudhunagar constituency of Tamil Nadu. " …
  • Four DPCs opened Virudhunagar 29 Jan 2019 14:26 Virudhunagar Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation has opened four direct procurement centres (DPCs) in the district to procure paddy at a remunerative price directly from the farmers. The DPCs have been opened at Seithur and Devadanam in Rajapalayam Taluk …
  • TN's Virudhunagar tops list of 111 aspirational dist. 27 Dec 2018 22:01 NEW DELHI: Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu has topped the chart of aspirational districts which have shown the most improvement in the six parameters on which the survey is based. The government think tank Niti Aayog launched the Aspirational Districts …
  • Tamil Nadu’s Virudhunagar tops list of 111 aspirational districts 27 Dec 2018 21:32 NEW DELHI: Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu has topped the chart of aspirational districts which have shown the most improvement in the six parameters on which the survey is based. The government think tank Niti Aayog launched the Aspirational Districts …
  • Virudhunagar, Naupada, Sidharthnagar among top 3 27 Dec 2018 13:07 NEW DELHI: Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu), Naupada (Odisha) and Sidharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) have emerged as the top three districts in the ranking of aspirational districts by Niti Aayog. Pakur (Jharkhand), Hailakandi (Assam) and Chatra (Jharkhand) are three …
  • Virudhunagar, Naupada, Sidharthnagar among top 3 aspirational districts 27 Dec 2018 13:03 NEW DELHI: Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu), Naupada (Odisha) and Sidharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) have emerged as the top three districts in the ranking of aspirational districts by Niti Aayog. Pakur (Jharkhand), Hailakandi (Assam) and Chatra (Jharkhand) are three …
  • Jharkhand’s Pakur ranked worst, TN’s Virudhunagar best among aspirational districts 27 Dec 2018 12:08 New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) The NITI Aayog on Thursday ranked Jharkhand’s Pakur district the worst and Tamil Nadu’s Virudhunagar the best among the nation’s 111 backward districts. The second “delta ranking” of backward districts — which the NITI Aayog has …
  • Virudhunagar, Naupada, Sidharthnagar among top 3 aspirational districts 27 Dec 2018 11:11 New Delhi, Dec 27 () Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu), Naupada (Odisha) and Sidharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) have emerged as the top three districts in the ranking of aspirational districts by Niti Aayog. Pakur (Jharkhand), Hailakandi (Assam) and Chatra (Jharkhand) …
  • Niti Aayog aspirational districts ranking 2018: Virudhunagar, Naupada, Sidharthnagar among top 3 27 Dec 2018 10:57 NEW DELHI: Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu), Naupada (Odisha) and Sidharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) have emerged as the top three districts in the ranking of aspirational districts by Niti Aayog. Pakur (Jharkhand), Hailakandi (Assam) and Chatra (Jharkhand) are three …
  • Virudhunagar GH gets two battery cars 12 Oct 2018 14:26 VIRUDHUNAGAR Dedicating two battery operated cars at the government headquarters hospital here exclusively for patients’ use, Collector A. Sivagnanam said on Friday that public, particularly elders who could not walk and or were seriously ill, could use …
  • Tamil Nadu Class 12 results: 91.1% students pass, Virudhunagar district tops list 16 May 2018 04:32 CHENNAI: Around 91% of the students who appeared for the Tamil Nadu state board higher secondary certificate (Class XII) exams passed, said school education minister K A Sengottaiyan on Wednesday. The overall pass percentage dipped from 92.1% last year to …
  • Govt opens new dental college in Virudhunagar 24 Jan 2018 05:24
  • GST levy: Fireworks units shut shop in Virudhunagar district 03 Jul 2017 13:06 Four to five lakh workers involved in the industry had been affected due to the closure of the units. Virudhunagar: Fireworks manufacturing units in this district, considered hub of fireworks industry, remained shut for the third day today in protest …
  • Second govt dental college in TN to come up at Virudhunagar 13 Apr 2017 02:40 CHENNAI: Fulfilling a promise made by the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the State Assembly on August 26, 2015, Chief Minister ‘Edappadi’ K Palaniswami on Wednesday announced that a new government dental college will be started at Virudhunagar.   …
  • Jallikattu: Bull gores Tamil Nadu cop to death in Virudhunagar 24 Jan 2017 04:21 VIRUDHUNAGAR: A bull gored a 30-year-old policeman to death at a jallikattu event at Kansapuram village near Srivilliputhur in Virudhunagar district on Monday, while a spectator was injured during a similar event at Rapoosal in Pudukkottai district on …
  • Policeman on duty killed by bull at jallikattu in village of Virudhunagar district; Assembly passes Bill 24 Jan 2017 01:52 The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on Monday evening unanimously passed a Bill that will replace the jallikattu ordinance. Protesters assured the police that they will disperse from the Marina Beach once they get a signed copy of the ordinance. Protests …
  • 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 2018: Check 10th result at tnresults.nic.in, dge1.tn.nic.in and dge1.tn.nic.in 24 May 2018 04:50 TN SSLC Result 2018: Exam for Class 10 was held in April TN SSLC Result 2018: The Directorate of Government Examinations (DGE) Tamil Nadu has published the result for Class 10 or SSLC today, on Wednesday, May 23. The candidates can check their scores at …
  • 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 …
  • 94.5% students pass in Tamil Nadu Class 10 exams 23 May 2018 22:31 CHENNAI: A total of 94.5 % of the students who appeared for the Tamil Nadu state board Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) Class 10 exams passed, said KA Sengottaiyan, the state school education minister on Wednesday. There has been a marginal …
  • 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 …
  • Tamil Nadu SSLC 10th results 2018 declared: When and where to check at tnresults.nic.in, dge.tn.gov.in and dge1.tn.nic.in 23 May 2018 05:01 TN SSLC 10th results 2018: The students can check the results through the official websites, tnresults.nic.in, dge.tn.gov.in, dge1.tn.nic.in TN SSLC 10th results 2018: The Directorate of Government Examinations (DGE) Tamil Nadu has release the results of …
  • TN SSLC 10th Result 2018: How to check at tnresults.nic.in, dge.tn.gov.in and dge1.tn.nic.in 23 May 2018 05:01 TN SSLC results 2018: The exams for Class 10 commenced on April 16 and concluded on April 20, 2018. TN SSLC 10th Result 2018, Tamil Nadu Board SSLC Result 2018: The result of SSLC Class 10th examination has been released by the Directorate of Government …
  • 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) …
  • Tamil Nadu SSLC 10th results 2018 declared: When and where to check at tnresults.nic.in, dge.tn.nic.in 23 May 2018 03:50 TN SSLC 10th results 2018: The students can check the results through the official websites, tnresults.nic.in, dge.tn.gov.in, dge1.tn.nic.in TN SSLC 10th results 2018: The Directorate of Government Examinations (DGE) Tamil Nadu has release the results of …
  • From Athangudi, with love 16 May 2018 12:53 The floor is one of the first features of a home you notice as you step in — it lends a strong sense of identity to the entire structure. So, when designing, making it the primary focus is important. Sticking to local materials and traditions is always …
  • This CA doesn’t cook books, but tasty Tamil dishes (Foodie Trail-Chennai) 10 May 2018 07:21 Chennai, May 10 (IANS) Forty-four-year-old Sridevi Balasubramanian — popularly known as Shri Bala in the hospitality circuit — juggles effortlessly between the worlds of numbers and commercial kitchens. “Accounting is my profession, which provides my …
  • Two NEET aspirants lose fathers; CBSE goofs question papers again 07 May 2018 02:03 By Express News Service Sunday was a day of tragedy for Kasturi Mahalingam of Vilakkudi in Tiruvarur district and Devi Ishwarya of Singampunari in Sivagangai district. Kasturi was among the 1500 students from Tamil Nadu who took the NEET outside the State. …
  • Stalin seeks audience with PM Modi to discuss Cauvery dispute 18 Apr 2018 00:28 CHENNAI: DMK working president MK Stalin on Tuesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking an audience with him to apprise him of the situation emerging out of the Cauvery river water-sharing dispute. “Through this letter, we seek an …
  • Hurdles removed, Keezhadi excavation to resume 12 Apr 2018 01:07 CHENNAI : The Tamil Nadu State Archaeology Department’s ambitious mission to launch excavations at Keezhadi in Sivagangai district, after much heat generated over the laxity on the part of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), has hit a roadblock since …
  • Tamil Nadu's Pudukottai bundled out for nine in SS Rajan Trophy 06 Mar 2018 03:11 CHENNAI: Pudukottai district were bundled out for nine runs by Thiruvallur district in a TNCA inter-districts T20 tournament for SS Rajan Trophy here on Monday. Thiruvallur’s R Rohit Ram and R Srivatsan took five wickets each to help their team register a …
  • It’s a wrap for Jagan’s debut as the lead 27 Feb 2018 03:11 TV host-turned-comedian Jagan, who is famous for his roles in films such as Ko, Ayan, and Maryan, is now doing the lead role in a comedy titled Enaku Innum Kalyanam Agale. Talking about the film, Jagan says, “It’s not a larger-than-life hero role that I’m …
  • Kamal Haasan to launch political outfit tomorrow, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal likely to attend 20 Feb 2018 06:14 Veteran Tamil actor Kamal Haasan will kick off his state-wide tour on Wednesday by launching his political party and its “guiding principles”(AP Photo/File) Veteran Tamil actor Kamal Haasan will kick off his state-wide tour on Wednesday with the launch …
  • ‘Only time will tell’: Kamal Haasan on alliance with Rajnikanth 18 Feb 2018 11:05 Kamal Haasan outside Rajnikanth’s residence in Chennai on Sunday. (Photo: Twitter/ANI) Renowned actor Kamal Haasan, who is set to take his plunge into politics, on Sunday said “only time will tell” about his party’s possible alliance with Tamil movie …
  • Comedian Jagan dons khaki 08 Feb 2018 20:00 Comedian Jagan dons khaki for his upcoming flick Enakku Innum Kalyanam Aagale, which also marks the actor's debut as a hero. He was seen for long only sharing screen space with the likes of Suriya, Vijay Sethupathi and Dhanush. In Enakku….he plays a …
  • Tamil Nadu’s new English learning generation is in its villages 31 Jan 2018 07:00 CHENNAI: Every evening, as Imran Satheer sits down to revise the day's English lessons at home, resting amid his pile of homework is an English-to-Tamil dictionary — his prized go-to guide. It helps him pick up new words and recall old word meanings he …
  • Exploring the Mahatma connection with Madurai 24 Jan 2018 16:58  Madurai is synonymous to the Meenakshi Temple. But there are many more options for rediscovering the city. As January 30 marks the Martyrs Day and 70th death anniversary of Gandhiji, we set out to trace the connection between the Mahatma and Madurai.  In …
  • Qatar- Kamal to launch party on Feb 21 18 Jan 2018 03:39 (MENAFN - Gulf Times) Veteran Tamil actor Kamal Haasan has announced he will commence his political journey from his hometown Ramanathapuram on February 21, when he will also reveal the name of his party. He made the announcement in a statement issued late …
  • Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan begin work on building parties 18 Jan 2018 03:26 CHENNAI: Movie stars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan are drafting plans to build a grassroots cadre having confirmed their formal entry into the political arena. Haasan, in a statement, said late Monday night that he would embark on a "journey of …
  • Kamal Haasan to start state tour on February 21, announce party name 17 Jan 2018 22:40 Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan at a film event in Chennai on Wednesday. Just over a fortnight after Rajinikanth announced that he will launch a political party and contest the next Assembly elections, Tamil Nadu politics got another enthusiast lining up on …
  • Kamal Haasan to announce name of his political party on 21 February 17 Jan 2018 19:02 A file photo of actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan. He says he will challenge the status quo that has been ‘plaguing the politics of Tamil Nadu’ for some time now. Photo: AFP Chennai: Actor Kamal Haasan on Tuesday said that he would announce the name of …
  • Wish him all the best: Rajinikanth on Kamal Haasan's foray into politics 17 Jan 2018 16:17 Chennai: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth has extended his wishes to actor Kamal Haasan for announcing his political debut. "I wish him all the best," said the 67-year-old.   On that note, Haasan, on Tuesday, announced that he will undertake a state- …
  • Rajinikanth wishes Kamal Haasan luck on his foray into politics 17 Jan 2018 13:38 [India], Jan 17 (ANI): Tamil superstar Rajinikanth has extended his wishes to actor Kamal Haasan for announcing his political debut. "I wish him all the best," said the 67-year-old. On that note, Haasan, on Tuesday, announced that he will …
  • Kamal to announce party name, plans on Feb 21 17 Jan 2018 11:42 Kamal Haasan will undertake a state-wide tour of Tamil Nadu from February 21 “to truly understand the needs of my people”. He will announce the name of his political party and its ideology at the beginning of his journey, the actor said. The tour will be …
  • Kamal Haasan to announce... 17 Jan 2018 06:09 The plan will be planned and executed in phases over a period of time. Veteran actor Kamal Haasan has announced he will commence his political journey from his hometown Ramanathapuram on February 21, when he will also reveal the name of his party.  He made …
  • Kamal Haasan to announce political party's name... 17 Jan 2018 04:43 The plan will be planned and executed in phases over a period of time. Veteran actor Kamal Haasan has announced he will commence his political journey from his hometown Ramanathapuram on February 21, when he will also reveal the name of his party.  He made …
  • 'My purpose is to challenge status quo plaguing TN': Kamal Haasan to begin political journey on Feb 21 17 Jan 2018 03:57 Veteran actor Kamal Haasan to launch political party on February 21 (File) Actor Kamal Haasan will announce the name of his political party on February 21, the day he begins a state-wide tour from his home town Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu. During his …
  • Kamal Haasan to reveal political party’s name on February 21 17 Jan 2018 03:05 By: PTI | Chennai | Updated: January 17, 2018 8:17 am “At the commencement of the journey, I intend to announce the name of my political party along with the guiding principles we intend to live by,” Kamal  Haasan said in a statement on Tuesday. Kamal …
  • 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 …
  • Rajinikanth asked to file written reply to commission probing Thoothukudi violence 25 Feb 2020 10:31 By ANI CHENNAI: Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth's legal aide, advocate Ilamparudhi, on Tuesday appeared before a one-member commission headed by retired Madras High Court judge Aruna Jagadeesan probing police firing during an anti-Sterlite protest …
  • Thoothukudi violence: Rajinikanth seeks exemption from personal appearance before panel 22 Feb 2020 16:27 Image Source : Thoothukudi violence: Rajinikanth seeks exemption from personal appearance before panel Superstar and actor Rajinikanth, who was summoned by a one-man commission headed by retired Madras High Court judge Aruna Jagadeesan in the Thoothukudi …
  • Thoothukudi violence: Rajinikanth seeks exemption from appearing before panel 22 Feb 2020 13:17 By IANS CHENNAI: Superstar Rajinikanth has sought exemption from personal appearance before the Aruna Jagadeesn Commission of Inquiry and has agreed to be ready to answer written questions. The one person commission was set up by the Tamil Nadu government …
  • The man who asked 'who are you' to Rajinikanth in Thoothukudi allegedly arrested in bike-theft case 22 Feb 2020 07:52 Indian 2 accident: Kamal Haasan, Kajal were nearly killed A youngster named Santhosh, who had tried to humiliate Rajinikanth when he had visited Thoothukudi, along with two others (Mani and Saravanan) are reportedly arrested in connection with a bike theft …
  • TN wants restriction on import of peas via Thoothukudi eased 06 Feb 2020 13:00   Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has urged Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal to relax import restriction on peas through the Thoothukudi port for the welfare of dhal and flour-milling trade in Tamil Nadu and the …
  • Commission likely to quiz Rajinikanth on Thoothukudi firing 26 Jan 2020 00:40 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: The one-man commission, probing into the Thoothukudi police firing incident, is likely to question actor Rajinikanth for his remarks in a press conference on the anti-Sterlite protesters, said advocate Vadivel Murugan …
  • Thoothukudi: NPR for KYC update triggers panic withdrawal 22 Jan 2020 00:21 Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: A vaguely drafted notification from the Central Bank of India, listing “National Population Register (NPR) letter” as a document for Know Your Customer (KYC) update, has opened a Pandora’s box in Kayalpattinam. The area …
  • Cabinet clears Rs 40,000-crore oil refinery in Thoothukudi 21 Jan 2020 01:29 Express News Service CHENNAI: The  State Cabinet on Monday cleared several industrial projects, including the proposal to establish an oil refinery complex at Thoothukudi at a whopping Rs 40,000 crore. The project is being implemented by West Asian Al …
  • Four killed in road accident near Thoothukudi 18 Jan 2020 07:38 Four persons, including two teens and a 23-year-old college student, were killed in a road accident near here around midnight on Friday. Police said A. Ramya, 17, of Shastri Nagar in Chennai, her brother Virendran, 15 and their friend V. Barghavi, 23, a …
  • Thoothukudi: One hacked to death in group clash during polls 31 Dec 2019 04:20 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: A 57-year-old person was hacked to death and four others sustained injuries in a group clash during local body elections in Ottapidaram here on Monday. The deceased was identified as Mariappan alias Race Mariappan (57) …
  • Rural local body polls: No one is contesting in these seven wards in Thoothukudi district 22 Dec 2019 07:28 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: At least seven panchayat ward member posts have not received applications for the local body election in the district. According to sources, six wards in Pitchuvilai village panchayat of Tiruchendur Union and the sixth …
  • Check dam found broken near upcoming Udangudi Power Plant in Thoothukudi 15 Dec 2019 06:33 Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: After the area earmarked for the upcoming Udangudi Super Critical Thermal Power Plant was inundated, officials who were awarded the contract allegedly attempted to break a check dam to remove the stagnant water. The dam is …
  • TN villagers in distress as their revenue, local body administration split between Thoothukudi and Tenkasi  11 Dec 2019 05:05 Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: Tossed back and forth between two unions of two different districts, people of the 12 villages of Ilayarasanendhal firka are in the midst of an identity crisis, as their revenue administration falls under Kovilpatti taluk …
  • Burglar assaults transgender activist in Thoothukudi 05 Dec 2019 18:15 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: Police are on the lookout for a 35-year-old daily-wage labourer for allegedly attacking a transgender social activist. The 43-year-old activist Jeevan is the project director of Positive People Society and the president …
  • Navy plans Thoothukudi base to strengthen Gulf of Mannar 05 Dec 2019 07:55 Express News Service CHENNAI: In a bid to bolster its activities in the Gulf of Mannar, the Indian Navy is planning to set up a forward operating base at Tuticorin. The establishment of a Navy Air Enclave at Tuticorin airport will complement the forward …
  • Declare Fernandez’s birth anniversary as Tamil Nadu event, demand Thoothukudi residents 15 Nov 2019 05:57 Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: While celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Rao Bahadur Cruz Fernandez, five-time chairman of Thoothukudi Municipality, residents here on Thursday demanded the state government to declare the birth anniversary …
  • Thoothukudi parliamentary constituency: Poll petition against Kanimozhi stays alive 13 Nov 2019 22:33 Chennai: The Madras high court has permitted a voter from Thoothukudi Parliamentary Constituency to substitute his name as the petitioner in the election petition filed by the defeated BJP candidate Tamilisai Soundararajan. Following her appointment as the …
  • Question Rahul Gandhi in Thoothukudi firing case: Activist Mugilan 12 Nov 2019 23:21 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUD : Activist Mugilan on Tuesday appeared before the one-man commission, chaired by retired justice Aruna Jegadeesan, for questioning with regards to the police-firing incident in Thoothukudi on May 22 and 23, 2018, wherein …
  • Cook tries to stab teacher at aided school in TN's Thoothukudi 10 Nov 2019 13:19 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: In a spat that erupted over a teacher questioning the quality of food cooked at a nutritious meal centre, the cook allegedly attempted stab the former at Government aided elementary school at Manthikulam near …
  • Ambient air quality in Thoothukudi improved, best in last three years, reveals data 04 Nov 2019 06:48 Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: The ambient air quality in Thoothukudi had improved substantially this year as per the data available in the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB). In Thoothukudi, the ambient air quality stations are functioning at …
  • Special court to deal with POCSO cases in Thoothukudi 31 Aug 2019 01:39 Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: An exclusive court to deal cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act is likely to be established in Thoothukudi as more than 100 cases of child abuse have been pending in the …
  • Former VP of Maldives still detained near Thoothukudi port 02 Aug 2019 07:14 Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) Former vice president of Maldives Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor, who secretly fled the Maldives on a boat to India, is still being questioned by Central government agencies near Thoothukudi port in Tamil Nadu, said officials on Friday. …
  • Maldivian former vice president Ahmed Adeeb detained at Thoothukudi old harbour 01 Aug 2019 11:54 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: Former vice president of Maldives, Ahmed Adeeb, was detained at Thoothukudi old harbour after it was found that he had illegally travelled in a barge to the country seeking asylum alleging life threat in the island …
  • Newlywed couple hacked to death in Thoothukudi; woman’s father picked up 04 Jul 2019 23:53 In a case that resembles an honour killing, a couple were murdered by an armed gang in the wee hours of Thursday, even as they were sleeping in front of their house near Kulathur in the district. The police have picked up the girl’s father in connection …
  • House surgeons claim sexual abuse by professor at Thoothukudi Medical College 15 Jun 2019 23:42 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: A few house surgeons doing their internship at Thoothukudi Medical College Hospital alleged that they were sexually abused by a professor of the orthopaedic department at the hospital.  In a petition submitted to Dean …
  • Thoothukudi remembers victims of police firing during anti-Sterlite protests 22 May 2019 13:13 The first anniversary of the police firing during the anti-Sterlite protests, which left 13 people dead in 2018, was observed in Thoothukudi on May 22 with scores of locals turning up to remember the victims. Security was beefed up in the district though …
  • A year on, Thoothukudi families await justice 22 May 2019 10:43 A year since the gunning down of 13 persons by the police during the anti-Sterlite agitation in Thoothukudi, justice eludes the families of the victims. The probes — both by the CBI and a commission headed by retired judge Aruna Jagadeesan — into the riot …
  • Tamil Nadu: In a first, marrige between transwoman, man gets registered in Thoothukudi 21 May 2019 13:42 [India], May 21 (ANI): The first of its kind marriage between a man and a transgender woman was registered at the district registrar office in Thoothukudi. B Arun Kumar (22), got married to 20-year-old transwoman P Srija at Arulmighu Shangara Rameswara …
  • In A First, Marriage Between Man And Transwoman Registered In Thoothukudi 21 May 2019 13:01 The registrar's office issued their marriage certificate on Monday, May 20. Thoothukudi: The first of its kind marriage between a man and a transgender woman was registered at the district registrar office in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi. B Arun Kumar, …
  • Good news: Transwoman gets married to youth in Thoothukudi 21 May 2019 04:28 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: In a first, a transwoman from the district got her marriage with a youth registered with the district registrar office in Thoothukudi on  Monday. The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court had already ordered in favour …
  • I-T officials search DMK leader Kanimozhi’s house in Thoothukudi 16 Apr 2019 23:57 Income Tax Department officials on Tuesday conducted searches at the house and office of DMK candidate and Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi at Kurinji Nagar in Thoothukudi. The searches began around 8.30 pm. Over 10 officials participated in the raid, which …
  • Kanimozhi vs Tamilisai: The battle for Thoothukudi 13 Apr 2019 06:41 Chennai, April 13 (IANS) The battle for Thoothukudi is what many are looking forward to in current Lok Sabha polls where Tamil Nadu BJP President Tamilisai Soundararajan is crossing swords with DMK leader and Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi. Interestingly the …
  • Thoothukudi Lok Sabha: Kanimozhi Karunanidhi may win, but BJP eyes 'Hindutva' agenda 07 Apr 2019 23:27 THOOTHUKUDI: Losing Thoothukudi Lok Sabha to DMK’s Kanimozhi Karunanidhi in the electoral battle need not be a defeat for BJP or its Tamil Nadu president, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan, who, given a chance to contest in Thoothukudi, will utilise to gain …
  • Tamilisai promises shuttle train to Thoothukudi 03 Apr 2019 15:45 Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Tamilisai Soundararajan on Wednesday questioned whether income tax officials should turn a blind eye towards the activities of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. Addressing reporters, she said, “Earlier, they said it was because of …
  • Amit Shah in TN today, events at Thoothukudi, Sivaganga, Coimbatore 02 Apr 2019 14:15 Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah will arrive in Tamil Nadu today to campaign for their alliance candidates. He is set to address rallies in Thoothukudi, Sivaganga and Coimbatore, sources said. Alliance leaders including Chief Minister Edappadi K …
  • LTTD-based desalination plant to come up at Thoothukudi? 08 Mar 2019 02:16 Express News Service CHENNAI: With thermal power plants being the largest industrial users of water and exceedingly contributing to water-stress, Chennai-based National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) has come out with a novel concept of using coolant …
  • Sterlite approaches Madras high court to open its plant in Thoothukudi 27 Feb 2019 22:12 Chennai: Vedanta Limited has approached the Madras high court to direct the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board to facilitate the immediate opening of its Sterlite Plant in Thoothukudi by immediate de-sealing of the plant with restoration of supply of …
  • SC says no to reopening of Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi 19 Feb 2019 01:05 By Chennaivision in Chennai News February 18, 2019 The Supreme Court today refused to allow reopening of Vedanta’s Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu but granted it liberty to approach the Madras High Court. Passing the order, a bench headed by …
  • SC sets aside NGT order allowing re-opening of Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi 18 Feb 2019 16:01 In a victory to the Tamil Nadu government and protesters, the Supreme Court on Monday set aside the National Green Tribunal (NGT) decision to reopen the Sterlite copper plant at Thoothukudi. The plant had been ordered to be closed down by the Tamil Nadu …
  • Works under Smart City project begin in Thoothukudi 16 Feb 2019 13:24 THOOTHUKUDI The Corporation has unravelled its plans for the new projects going to be executed on an outlay of ₹ 989.87 crore under the ‘Smart City’ project over the next five years. In a function here on Saturday, Minister for Information and Publicity …
  • Thoothukudi mourns for Subramanian and other martyred jawans 16 Feb 2019 01:11 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: When the phone rang on Thursday, Krishnaveni answered it. On the other side was her husband, enquiring about the family and wishing everyone love. It was 2 pm. Hardly an hour-and-a half later, news started trickling in …
  • Sterlite: Madras High Court raps Thoothukudi police over action against activists 31 Jan 2019 01:42 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court criticised Thoothukudi police for initiating criminal action against persons involved in anti-Sterlite activities, saying that the police department is taking sides. Hearing a public …
  • Vedanta’s Thoothukudi plant can’t be allowed to operate, SC told 30 Jan 2019 14:41 New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that Vedanta’s Sterlite copper smelting plant in Thoothukudi can’t be allowed to operate as it was involved in a series of violations resulting in …
  • Sterlite announces Rs 100 crore worth 6 welfare projects for Thoothukudi 11 Jan 2019 20:51 THOOTHUKUDI: As assured during the National Green Tribunal (NGT) hearing last month, Sterlite copper in Thoothukudi on Friday publicly announced six projects to the tune of Rs 100 crore for the welfare of the local community. The copper major had offered …
  • SC to hear Thoothukudi Sterlite plant re-opening matter on Jan 8 03 Jan 2019 08:54 [India], Jan 3 (ANI): The Supreme Court will hear Thoothukudi Sterlite plant re-opening matter on January 8. Earlier, Tamil Nadu government had approached the Apex Court challenging the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order of reopening the Sterlite copper …
  • Tamil Nadu moves SC against NGT order on reopening Sterlite plant at Thoothukudi 02 Jan 2019 17:10 The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court against the order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to reopen the Sterlite copper plant at Thoothukudi, which was ordered to be closed down due to environmental pollution. The appeal filed …
  • US Journalist detained in Thoothukudi 31 Dec 2018 01:34 Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: A US-based freelance journalist, who had visited the villages affected by the alleged industrial pollution caused by Sterlite Copper, was picked by Thoothukudi police for inquiry from a private hotel during the wee hours …
  • Madras High Court restrains Sterlite from reopening copper plant in Thoothukudi 21 Dec 2018 16:29 The Madras High Court on December 21 ordered status quo as existed before the National Green Tribunal set aside a Tamil Nadu government order for closure of Sterlite’s copper plant in Thoothukudi. Justices K.K. Sasindhran and P.D. Audikesavalu of the …
  • Sterlite likely to restart Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi unit in two months 20 Dec 2018 18:34 Vedanta Group company Sterlite Copper says it expects to re-start its copper plant at Thoothukudi in southern Tamil Nadu (600 km from here) in the next two months, subject to various clearances and procedures. The unit has been shut since March 27, first …
  • Sterlite Copper plans to spend Rs 100 cr for setting up social infra in Thoothukudi 20 Dec 2018 16:12 New Delhi, Dec 12 () Sterlite Copper Thursday said it is planning to spend Rs 100 crore to set up social infrastructure, including establishing a world-class hospital and planting one million trees in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. The announcement comes days …
  • Thoothukudi Sterlite reopening: Can Tamil Nadu counter the verdict? 16 Dec 2018 08:25 Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami announced that the Government would challenge the National Green Tribunal (NGT)'s judgement on the Sterlite case in the Supreme Court. But, the question is - can the government …
  • Thoothukudi administration, cops on alert after Sterlite Copper plant gets NGT nod to reopen 16 Dec 2018 06:25 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI/TIRUNELVELI/MADURAI: The National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order to reopen the Sterlite Copper smelter plant here has evoked both opposition and acknowledgement from different sections of people. Addressing the …
  • Thoothukudi Sterlite Copper plant: NGT sets aside TN government's closure order 15 Dec 2018 14:27 The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Saturday set aside the orders passed by the Tamil Nadu government to shut down the Thoothukudi Sterlite plant. It termed the closure“unjustifiable.” A Bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, directed …
  • NGT orders reopening of Vedanta copper plant in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi 15 Dec 2018 09:19 The National Green Tribunal has set aside the Tamil Nadu Government’s order closing down the Vedanta-owned Sterlite Copper factory in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. The Tribunal has also directed the state pollution control board to renew a key licence, Consent …
  • NGT orders reopening of Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi 15 Dec 2018 08:53 Tuticorin Sterlite Copper plant accounts for a 40 per cent share in India’s annual copper production of 10 lakh tonnes. A National Green Tribunal (NGT) court Saturday set aside the Tamil Nadu state government’s order to permanently close Vedanta Limited’s …
  • Thoothukudi a town in distress 01 Dec 2018 20:21 The report of the three-member committee set up by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), submitted six months after the loss of 13 lives in the May 22-23 anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi, has kindled hopes for a reopening of Sterlite Copper. Naturally, …
  • Sterlite’s Thoothukudi copper plant shutdown unjustified: NGT 29 Nov 2018 05:09 The Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. The National Green Tribunal has issued extensive directions on what Sterlite Copper should do in case it rules in favour of the firm. Photo: Reuters Mumbai: The Tamil Nadu government’s shutdown of …
  • Sterlite’s Thoothukudi plant closure against natural justice: NGT Committee 28 Nov 2018 19:35 A committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to carry out an “independent probe” into the closure of the Sterlite Copper plant in Tamil Nadu on Monday said that the closure was not sustainable and “against principles of natural justice”. “ …
  • UK group to protest at Vedanta AGM, seek justice for Thoothukudi victims 01 Oct 2018 11:41 An activist group in the UK is planning to stage a "loud" demonstration outside the final annual general meeting of Indian mining tycoon Anil Agarwal's Vedanta Resources here on Monday to demand justice for the 13 protesters killed in a …
  • Clubbing in Thoothukudi 29 Sep 2018 20:39 The sun is down and the lights are on. It is 8 pm and I am on a mission in the port town of Thoothukudi. A friend has just texted me this teaser: “Have you been to the nightclubs of Tuticorin yet?” I wonder how I have not heard of these before. A port city …
  • Sterlite submits 45000 letters of support from Thoothukudi before NGT panel 25 Sep 2018 02:10 Express News Service CHENNAI: The three-member expert panel, constituted by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to decide the fate of the ‘closed’ Sterlite copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi, on Monday gave a liberal and patient hearing to the arguments put …
  • NGT panel conducts hearing on Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit in Thoothukudi 24 Sep 2018 08:08 A three-member committee appointed by National Green Tribunal (NGT), Delhi, to assess the potential environmental impact of the Vedanta Group's Sterlite Copper unit in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, has been to the area in its three-day visit to the State. …
  • NGT panel visits Sterlite’s copper slag dumping site in Thoothukudi 23 Sep 2018 01:07 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: After Sterlite Copper challenged its closure order, the three-member committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) headed by former Chief Justice of Megalaya High Court Tarun Agarwal visited the copper slag …
  • Sterlite case: National Green Tribunal panel to reach Thoothukudi today, public meet likely 22 Sep 2018 01:27 Express News Service CHENNAI: Rejecting the Tamil Nadu government’s plea to cancel the visit, the three-member independent committee, constituted by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to decide the plea of the Vedanta Limited challenging the closure of its …
  • Centre's Thoothukudi groundwater report pro-Sterlite: Stalin 09 Sep 2018 14:25 [India], Sep 09 (ANI): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin on Sunday snubbed the Centre's report on groundwater contamination in Thoothukudi district, where the Sterlite copper smelter plant is located and said that the analysis was pro …
  • A 100 days on, Thoothukudi is still picking up the pieces 26 Aug 2018 07:18 It has been a turbulent 100 days at the home of 17-year-old J. Snowlin, killed in police firing during the anti-Sterlite riots in Thoothukudi. Her father, Jackson, a fisherman, sits on the floor of the Lionstown house, unable to summon the will to set out …
  • Consider clean-up, Thoothukudi collector told 24 Aug 2018 01:20 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court directed Thoothukudi collector to consider the plea on removing industrial waste dumped by Sterlite in Upper stream in Kumaragiri village. S M A Gandhimathi Nathan, a member of …
  • Tonnes of materials still at Thoothukudi Sterlite plant, could pose risk: Central Pollution Control Board 24 Aug 2018 01:20 Express News Service CHENNAI: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has indicated that there are still tonnes of materials stored inside the Sterlite copper unit in Thoothukudi that would pose an environmental danger and fire risk. Submitting an …
  • Thoothukudi firing: HC orders CBI probe 14 Aug 2018 23:59 The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the police firing that claimed 13 lives and left many injured during protests in Thoothukudi on May 22 and 23. The protesters were demanding the closure of the …
  • Madras HC transfers probe into Thoothukudi police firing to CBI 14 Aug 2018 08:44 By PTI CHENNAI: The Madras High Court today transferred to the CBI the probe into the police firing in Tuticorin district during the anti-Sterlite protests that claimed 13 lives and directed the central agency to conclude the investigation in four months. …
  • NGT grants Sterlite conditional access to Thoothukudi plant 09 Aug 2018 10:36 The status quo on Thootukudi copper plant of Sterlite Industries continues after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) once again denied permission to the company to operate the plant or carry out maintenance independently. The NGT bench has however allowed …
  • NGT grants Vedanta conditional access to Thoothukudi copper plant 09 Aug 2018 09:15 Vedanta Resources chairman Anil Agarwal. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday granted Vedanta Ltd conditional access to its Sterlite copper plant in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, more than two months after the …
  • 99% of chemicals cleared from Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi 31 Jul 2018 03:48 A file photo of the copper smelting plant of Sterlite Industries in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. Photo: Mint Chennai: Nearly 99% of sulphuric acids, phosphoric acids and other chemicals have been evacuated in the last 27 days from Vedanta’s Sterlite Industries …
  • Sterlite keen to expand operation in Thoothukudi 29 Jul 2018 02:15 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Despite public backlash and a Madurai Bench of Madras High Court order stopping the construction of a new copper smelter, Vedanta Limited has drawn grand plans to expand its copper smelter operations in Thoothukudi. In its …
  • Ground water in Vedanta's Thoothukudi smelter contains heavy metals: Arjun Meghwal 23 Jul 2018 16:22 Ground water in Vedanta Resources' Thoothukudi copper smelter contains heavy metals exceeding limits for drinking water, India's junior minister for water resources, Arjun Ram Meghwal, told lawmakers on Monday. The smelter was shut down in May …
  • Imposition of Sec 144 was not known to public in Thoothukudi, says report 15 Jul 2018 23:41 By Express News Service CHENNAI: ‘The Day Tuticorin Burned’ and the days following it has been documented in a five-volume-report, which was released on Sunday at the Loyola-ICAM College of Engineering and Technology. A coalition of civil society …
  • Anticipatory bail granted to Thoothukudi protester in Tamil Nadu 10 Jul 2018 02:20 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court granted anticipatory bail to P M Tamil Manthan, who was apprehending arrest in connection with the violence during anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi.Tamil Manthan had been …
  • Thoothukudi no longer promising power generation hub of South India 08 Jul 2018 03:14 Thoothukudi: Thoothukudi district proudly projected to be an emerging power generation hub of South India has, however, lost its sheen recently due to the Tamil Nadu government’s inconsistent power policy. The continuing stir by  environmental groups has …
  • Madras High Court grants conditional bail to advocate Vanchinathan in Thoothukudi riot case 05 Jul 2018 09:21 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court granted bail to advocate Vanchinathan who was arrested on charges of instigating violence in the 100th day of anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi on May 22. The petitioner S …
  • Vedanta moves Green Tribunal, seeks to stop Tamil Nadu government's interference in Thoothukudi 04 Jul 2018 05:24 FILE PHOTO: Police stand guard outside a copper smelter controlled by London-listed Vedanta Resources in Thoothukudi in the southern state of Tamil NaduREUTERS/Sudarshan Varadhan/File Photo Vedanta Ltd has sought a permanent injunction against the …
  • Tamil Nadu government trying to save cops who fired in Thoothukudi, charges Vaiko 03 Jul 2018 01:43 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: The State government is trying to safeguard the policemen who opened fire and killed 13  civilians during the anti-Sterlite protest, said MDMK General Secretary Vaiko, at Thoothukudi, on Monday. Vaiko appeared before a …
  •  NCSC asks administration to check school drop outs among Thoothukudi gunfire victim families 01 Jul 2018 01:35 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: National Commission for Scheduled Caste (NCSC) vice-chairman L Murugan on Saturday concluded a three-day investigation into the police firing on anti-Sterlite protesters on May 22 and 23 that claimed 13 lives including …
  • Killed for Protecting One's Land: Lessons From Thoothukudi 27 Jun 2018 17:14 Violence in Thoothukudi highlights longstanding problems in India. It’s been just over one month since 13 people were killed in the relatively quiet and small town of Thoothukudi (or Tuticorin) in India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu, when they demanded …
  • Follow legal procedures while conducting Thoothukudi probe: Madras High Court 26 Jun 2018 01:04 By Express News Service MADURAI: Passing orders on a petition filed against harassment by police during investigation into the anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court gave instructions to the government to follow …
  • Police firing in Tamil Nadu's Sterlite copper plant protest: Scars still remain in Thoothukudi 24 Jun 2018 02:22 By Express News Service After a month of the police firing against anti-Sterlite protesters in Thoothukudi, the world outside will be flashed with images of a city getting back to business, news reports of the city’s small but steady steps towards ‘ …
  • Thoothukudi again 22 Jun 2018 18:05 Thoothukudi’s woes seem never-ending. After the protests, deaths from police firing and closure of Vedanta’s copper smelter that lead to loss of thousands of jobs, now comes news of an acid leak at the plant which, if left unattended, can cause harm to …
  • News Alerts: 1 advocate arrested from Chennai Airport in connection with Thoothukudi violence 21 Jun 2018 07:46 12:11 am: There is a sense of lack of development & discrimination in Jammu & Ladakh & perceptible non-development in Kashmir, leading to more alienation.Rather than addressing question of alienation our partner(PDP) chose to pamper it. All …
  • Thoothukudi protests: Tamil actor Nilani arrested 21 Jun 2018 04:30 A woman television artist, who made some critical comments on Facebook in May against the police after the firing on anti-Sterlite protesters in Thoothukudi, was arrested by the Vadapalani police in Coonoor on Wednesday. Clad in police uniform, actor …
  • 'Danger': Vedanta Warns Sulphuric Acid Leak At Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi Sterlite Copper Plant Severe 20 Jun 2018 16:24 A sulphuric acid leak from a tank at Vedanta Ltd  copper smelter in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi was severe and inaction could lead to serious environmental consequences, the company said in a petition to the Madras high court  on Wednesday.  “There is a …
  • Vedanta says acid leak severe at Thoothukudi copper smelter 20 Jun 2018 15:58 THOOTHUKUDI: Vedanta Ltd said on Wednesday a sulphuric acid leak from a tank at its southern Indian copper smelter was severe and inaction could lead to serious environmental consequences. The district administration had said on Sunday the leak at the …
  • Thoothukudi Sterlite plant sulphuric acid leak severe, says Vedanta 20 Jun 2018 14:56 Vedanta said on June 20 that a sulphuric acid leak from a tank at its Thoothukudi copper smelter plant was severe and inaction could lead to serious environmental consequences. The Thoothukudi district administration said on June 17 the leak at the …
  • Vedanta says acid leak severe at Sterlite copper plant in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi 20 Jun 2018 13:54 Thoothukudi district administration had said on Sunday that the leak at the plant was minor, and steps were being taken to empty the storage tanks as a safety precaution. Photo: Reuters Thoothukudi: Vedanta Ltd said on Wednesday a sulphuric acid leak from …
  • Thoothukudi Firing Should Be Probed By CBI: Madras HC 19 Jun 2018 10:36 By Chennaivision in Chennai News, News June 19, 2018 The Madras High Court has observed that the police firing during the recent anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi was a fit case for CBI investigation. Since the state police was involved, it is a fit …
  • Thoothukudi firing fit case to be probed by CBI, observes Chief Justice Indira Banerjee 19 Jun 2018 01:28 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Presiding over the first bench of the Madras High Court, Chief Justice Indira Banerjee on Monday opined that the Thoothukudi police firing incident in which 13 people were killed was a fit case to be probed by the Central …
  • Sulphuric acid leak: Sterlite seeks access to Thoothukudi plant for maintenance 18 Jun 2018 16:36 Following a sulphuric acid leak on Sunday evening at the Sterlite copper smelter in Thoothukudi, the company has urged the local administration to allow its officials access to the plant to undertake maintenance. The company warned that in anticipating …
  • Sulphuric acid leak detected at Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi 18 Jun 2018 05:05 A sulphuric acid leak, described by officials as “minor,” was detected in one of the storage units of the sealed Sterlite copper plant, a Vedanta group company, in Thoothukudi on Sunday evening. A special team formed after the plant’s security staff …
  • Sulphuric acid leak at Thoothukudi Sterlite plant godown detected 18 Jun 2018 01:32 By PTI THOOTHUKUDI: A minor sulphuric acid leak was detected at a godown of Sterlite copper plant here, closed by government last month following violent protests in which 13 people were killed in police firing, but a senior official said there was no need …
  • Residents wary of midnight police raids in Thoothukudi 17 Jun 2018 22:17 Police claim they have arrested only those who were involved in arson during the anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi on 22-23 May. Photo: PTI Chennai: In the wee hours of Thursday, Thangamari was sleeping inside her house at Madathur in Thoothukudi with …
  • The Thoothukudi fables 10 Jun 2018 18:34 The Thoothukudi firings of May 22 have been read as linear narratives, as specific reports without possessing the power of storytelling. The Thoothukudi violence needs a storyteller to capture the eloquence, the poignancy of anecdotes. One has to see the …
  • ‘In Thoothukudi, people chose death by bullet’ 07 Jun 2018 04:34 The people of Thoothukudi, who came together to protect their land, water and lives, had only two choices before them, says Krishnamoorthy Kittu, one of the leaders of the anti-Sterlite protests. Both choices meant death, either by cancer or by bullets. …
  • Tamil Nadu opens essential supplies window for Kerala, Karnataka locks down 01 Apr 2020 00:43 By Express News Service KASARGOD: Llliyas Thuminad runs a tiles and granite shop in Manjeshwar. But since March 23, when Karnataka locked down the borders with Kasaragod, he is a busy man. His day starts at 6 am and works till late into the night, often …
  • 10-month-old among eight fresh cases; State tally hits 50 30 Mar 2020 06:14 Eight persons, including four from the same family and an infant, tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, Health Secretary Beela Rajesh said. All of them had come into contact with two Thai nationals who had also tested positive for the disease. This takes …
  • 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 …
  • Nod for Theni, Dindigul farmers to lift alluvial soil 06 Jun 2017 09:36 A total of 412 waterbodies had been identified in the district to enable farmers to lift alluvial soil, said Collector N. Venkatachalam. Talking to press persons here on Wednesday he said lifting of the soil from the waterbodies would help farmers enrich …
  • 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 …
  • Coconut trees stand headless due to blistering heat in Theni 05 May 2017 02:09 More than half of the coconut plantation has wilted and dried this season, especially in Thevaram, Meenakshipuram and Pannaipuram areas | Express THENI: Officials who are taking a count of drought damage in Theni district of Tamil Nadu have reported back …
  • Theni neutrino project clearance shot down 21 Mar 2017 04:26 Chennai: The National Green Tribunal on Monday scrapped the Environmental Clearance (EC) for the India- based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Project in Theni district, thwarting the efforts of scientific community to set up the high end tunnel laboratory. …
  • Stones pelted at Panneerselvam’s car in Theni district 17 Mar 2017 19:55 Theni : Unidentified miscreants today pelted stones at the car of former Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam in this district. Panneerselvam though escaped unhurt. The front part of the car was slightly damaged in the stone-pelting, but none was …