• Cyclone ‘Burevi’ forms in Bay of Bengal, likely to hit South Tamil Nadu on December 4 01 Dec 2020 19:14 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’ has formed over southwest Bay of Bengal and is centred about 370 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 600 km of Pamban and 770 km of Kanniyakumari. Last week Cyclone Nivar had hit the …
  • Cyclone Burevi to hit near Kanyakumari on December 4: IMD 01 Dec 2020 18:27 Boats anchored at a coastal area before the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, in Mamallapuram. (PTI Photo/ Nov. 25, 2020.)Cyclonic storm Burevi has formed in the Bay of Bengal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced late on Tuesday evening. Named …
  • Cyclone to hit Tamil Nadu on December 4: India Meteorological Department 01 Dec 2020 14:36 NEW DELHI: A cyclone is very likely to hit Tamil Nadu on December 4, the second time in a week, the Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday. The deep depression in the Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify …
  • Fingers crossed in Kerala as deep depression over Bay of Bengal set to turn into cyclone 01 Dec 2020 12:13 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The deep depression formed low over the South Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm on Tuesday night. The cyclone will cross the Sri Lanka coast on Wednesday and reach Kanyakumari by Thursday …
  • All ports in TN, Puducherry told to hoist warning signal no. 3 01 Dec 2020 11:59   All the ports in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry have been advised by the Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, to hoist Port Warning Signal No 3 ― port threatened by local bad weather like squally winds. However, an official at the Chennai Port Trust said …
  • Depression over Bay of Bengal likely to intensify into cyclonic storm, fishing operations suspended 01 Dec 2020 11:41 Image Source : PTI/REPRESENTATIVE Depression over Bay of Bengal likely to intensify into cyclonic storm Fishing operations in the Bay of Bengal region have been suspended from November 30 to December 4 after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on …
  • The triumph and trial in Bihar 30 Nov 2020 22:53 The smooth and seamless course of the election, the spirited but orderly campaign, the suspense of the last scene, which kept the audience riveted till the curtains came down, turned this election into an eloquent testimony of the resilience of India’s …
  • Mercury falls below freezing point in Kashmir, heavy rains forecast for southern TN, Kerala 30 Nov 2020 19:31 NEW DELHI: The mercury fell below freezing point across Kashmir and minimum temperatures at many places in north India were below the 10 degrees Celsius-mark on Monday, with Delhi recording its coldest November in 71 years, even as the IMD issued a warning …
  • After Nivar, cyclone 'Burevi' to affect Tamil Nadu, Kerala 30 Nov 2020 18:07 Image Source : PTI After Nivar, cyclone 'Burevi' to affect Tamil Nadu, Kerala The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday announced that a cyclone brewing in the Bay of Bengal is likely to affect Tamil Nadu and Kerala, less than a week …
  • Tamil Nadu braces for another cyclonic storm, flood scare eases in Pulicat island 30 Nov 2020 17:38 Express News Service CHENNAI: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday confirmed the formation of another cyclonic storm by December 2, which would impact south Tamil Nadu and Kerala coasts. Latest satellite and ship observations indicate that …
  • South Tamil Nadu, Kerala coasts on pre-cyclone watch 30 Nov 2020 15:06 Depression in the bay expected to intensify; heavy rainfall warning across districts Another potential cyclonic storm, brewing over southeast Bay of Bengal may strike the Sri Lanka coast first and then emerge into the Comorin area on December 3, the India …
  • Week after cyclone Nivar, Tamil Nadu braces for cyclone ‘Burevi’ 30 Nov 2020 11:18 Written by Anjali Marar | Pune | Updated: November 30, 2020 3:44:57 pm Boats anchored at a coastal area before the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, in Mamallapuram. (PTI Photo/ Nov. 25, 2020.)Another cyclone, brewing in the southeast region of the Bay of …
  • Tamil Nadu, Kerala face heavy downpours as fresh cyclonic storm brewing in Bay of Bengal 30 Nov 2020 09:48 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday confirmed the formation of another cyclonic storm by December 2, which would impact the south Tamil Nadu and Kerala coasts.  Latest satellite and ship observations …
  • Chennai braces for more rain this week 30 Nov 2020 01:45 The depression, which will come close to the TN coast on Wednesday, is expected to trigger heavy rain of more than 10cm in the southern suburbs of the city and also in the southern districts of the stateCHENNAI: After a lull, the southern suburbs should …
  • Tamil Nadu weatherman explains why Nivar withered... 29 Nov 2020 22:49 Express News Service While Tamil Nadu was bracing for strong winds ahead of Nivar, it’s impact was rather mellow. Weather blogger Pradeep John who is fondly called as Tamil Nadu Weatherman tells SUSHMITHA RAMAKRISHNAN why Nivar was not as violent as …
  • New Andaman Sea weather system to bring rain 29 Nov 2020 02:56 IMD forecast “heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with isolated extremely heavy spells over south Tamil Nadu and south Kerala on December 2 CHENNAI: Less than a week after very severe cyclonic storm Nivar made landfall near Marakkanam dumping vast …
  • Thoothukudi smuggling: Six Sri Lankans remanded till December 4 28 Nov 2020 07:04 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: The six Sri Lankan fishermen accused of smuggling 100 kg contraband substance heroin were produced before Judicial Magistrate who remanded them till December 4 and imprisoned at Madurai Central Jail in the wee hours of …
  • Cyclone Nivar to slam Tamil Nadu, Puducherry as very severe cyclonic storm: Top points 25 Nov 2020 05:47 Image Source : PTI Chennai: A man clicks photographs as turbulent waves crash the shore before the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, at Marina Beach in Chennai, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. A cyclone will come rolling into Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as a severe storm …
  • Multi-crore fraud: Cops recover Rs 48 lakh cash hidden in pit 25 Nov 2020 01:16 Nagpur: In a multi-level marketing scam unearthed by Rana Pratap Nagar police on November 16, it has surfaced that the accused Vijay Gurnule and his accomplices allegedly duped 25,000 investors to the tune of Rs 100 crore through Metro Vision Buildcon …
  • Cyclone Nivar: Puducherry Govt Imposes Section 144, Trains Cancelled In Kerala, TN 24 Nov 2020 22:09 The deep depression over Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclone and is likely to cross the coast between Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as a severe storm on Wednesday, officials said. All government officials have been put on high alert in Tamil Nadu and the …
  • Delhi Confidential: Idea Outside The Box 24 Nov 2020 20:54 Karti ChidambaramLok Sabha MP Karti Chidambaram on Tuesday sprang a surprise on the party, suggesting that Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra should contest the by-election for Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat in Tamil Nadu. The seat fell vacant …
  • From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Nashik youth sets new cycling record - Nashik News s of India 23 Nov 2020 10:34 Om started cycling from Srinagar at 6.22am on November 13. He cycled through Delhi, Jhansi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Madurai and reached Kanyakumari on November 21NASHIK: Om Mahajan, a 17-year-old from Nashik, has set a new record by cycling from Kashmir to …
  • BJP-AIADMK alliance to stay, say Palaniswami, Pannerselvam; Shah tells cadre to strengthen party 22 Nov 2020 17:27 Chennai | New Delhi: In what came as a surprise to many, Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam declared on Saturday that the ruling AIADMK would continue its alliance with the BJP for the 2021 assembly polls. This …
  • Nashik Boy Om Mahajan Cycles From Kashmir To Kanyakumari In Eight Days, Sets Record 21 Nov 2020 23:49 Om Mahajan will be turning 18 only next month, but he has already broken the record for the fastest bicycle journey across India. (More Sports News) Mahajan, a resident of Nashik in Maharashtra, covered the distance of 3,600 km from Srinagar to Kanyakumari …
  • Nashik boy sets cycling record 21 Nov 2020 17:22 Cycles from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in eight days. IMAGE: Om Mahajan covered the distance of 3,600 km from Srinagar to Kanyakumari on bicycle in eight days, seven hours and 38 minutes, finishing on Saturday afternoon (Image used for representational …
  • ‘Pandyan Nindraseer Nedumaran’ review: A warrior-king and his legacy 21 Nov 2020 12:15 Writing books on history is a demanding academic exercise and it becomes even more challenging when the subject matter is a Pandya king who ruled the southern part of Tamil Nadu more than 1,300 years ago. The handicaps become manifold when you are dealing …
  • Newborn care week: Nine neonatal ICUs in Tamil Nadu awarded  21 Nov 2020 08:48 By Express News Service CHENNAI: As part of the newborn care week being observed from November 15 to 21, Health Minister C Vijayabaskar on Friday gave awards to nine neonatal intensive care unit centres in the State.  According to a statement, the centres …
  • ‘Infinity Ride 2020’ kicks-off from Kashmir 20 Nov 2020 05:39 Hyderabad-based Aditya Mehta Foundation launched on Thursday ‘Infinity Ride 2020’ from Kashmir to Kanyakumari featuring country’s first para cyclist and founder Aditya Mehta, Asian para cycling championship bronze medallist Harinder Singh and the Asian …
  • Measures Being Taken To Check Infiltration: BSF DG 20 Nov 2020 01:06 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 1Shares Srinagar: Amid a spike in infiltration attempts by militants along the Line of Control (LoC), the BSF chief on Thursday said the period before very heavy snowfall in Kashmir is “very suitable” for militants to cross …
  • DG BSF flags off special cycle expedition from Kashmir to Kanyakumari 19 Nov 2020 17:15 Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], November 19 (ANI): Rakesh Asthana, Director General of Border Security Force (BSF) flagged off a special cycle expedition from Kashmir to Kanyakumari to support and empower the specially-abled personnel. The special …
  • BSF DG flags off para-cycling expedition from Kashmir to Kanyakumari 19 Nov 2020 16:49 Nov 19, 2020, 09:45PM ISTSource: ANIBorder Security Force (BSF) organised a para-cycling expedition 'Infinity Ride 2020’ in Srinagar. Director General (DG) of Border Security Force (BSF), Rakesh Asthana, flagged off the special cycling expedition from …
  • Effective measures being taken to check infiltration by terrorists: BSF DG 19 Nov 2020 11:03 SRINAGAR: Amid a spike in infiltration attempts by terrorists along the Line of Control (LoC), the BSF chief on Thursday said the period before very heavy snowfall in Kashmir is "very suitable" for militants to cross over to this side and that …
  • Spl trains from Chennai, Kanyakumari to Delhi 18 Nov 2020 13:34
  • Kovalam fishermen now home deliver fresh, seasonal fish 18 Nov 2020 12:25 Over a hundred dolphins swimming alongside each other in clear blue waters. And a few whales too. It was a lucky day for Kovalam-based Hanif Mohammed Q and guests on his boat. “It’s another world out there,” says Hanif, recalling the sight. An interior …
  • Kochi at gunpoint 18 Nov 2020 01:58 Express News Service Criminals and convicts getting hold of guns can become dangerous to any society.  Though Kochi has a long-standing history of gang war and violence, use of firearms has been rare, until the incident in Perumbavoor. Police claim that …
  • Snowfall In HP; Celsius Dips In Several States In North India, Delhi 17 Nov 2020 22:46 Snowfall was recorded at a few high-altitude areas of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir and the mercury dipped in many places in north India, including Haryana, Punjab and Delhi on Tuesday, even as the IMD forecast a gradual fall in temperature by two …
  • Weather: Heavy rain bands move to southern parts of Tamil Nadu 17 Nov 2020 06:19 Satellite pictures this (Tuesday) morning showed intimidating clusters of rain clouds converging over South Coastal Tamil Nadu with the Regional Meteorological Centre in Chennai warning that these intense convective clouds have the potential to cause …
  • Cut-off score for MBBS admission in Tamil Nadu up by 80 marks 17 Nov 2020 00:56 Tirupur-based Srijan R (left) was the state NEET 2020 topper with 710 marks and Jeevithkumar N of Theni scored 664, the highest among government school studentsCHENNAI: Be it open or reserved category, the cut-off mark for MBBS/BDS admission for all …
  • MBBS admission: Cut-off score in TN up by 80 marks 17 Nov 2020 00:39 Chennai: Be it open or reserved category, the cut-off mark for MBBS/BDS admission for all students this year has gone up by 80 marks, compared to last year. This became clear when health minister C Vijayabaskar unveiled the official NEET rank list for …
  • Much ado about America 16 Nov 2020 18:33 The present political standpoint in the USA has not been up to the mark even after the current election. With some more time left for the new regime to step into the White House, there have been protests over fraudulent election charges alleged by the …
  • Intense clouds over TN coast promise more rain; coastal areas to benefit 16 Nov 2020 06:14   The Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, said this morning that intense convective clouds over the Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, Puducherry and Cuddalore districts have the potential to continue the heavy rainfall activity over …
  • COVID-19- Mumbai's anti-mask stir to reach Delhi in a week 12 Nov 2020 07:05 Mumbai's anti-mask movement led by group Awaken India found greater support on Tuesday as social worker Rebel Shraddha Nand Pati joined the group to address a gathering at the Worli Sports Club. Over the past week, Awaken India, whose core mission is …
  • EPS chairs review meeting ahead of cyclone Burevi’s expected arrival 01 Dec 2020 21:57 By Express News Service CHENNAI/THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The turbulent Bay in the east is set to unleash another cyclone on Tamil Nadu even as the official machinery is gearing up to mitigate its fury. Early on Tuesday, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami …
  • Train services disrupted near Chennai as PMK men block tracks, cops register two cases 01 Dec 2020 14:22 Express News Service CHENNAI: On the first day of the agitation called by the PMK demanding 20 per cent reservation for Vanniyars, partymen picketed railway tracks in two places between Tambaram and Vandalur, resulting in disruption of train services for …
  • Man held for marrying minor girl near Madurai 01 Dec 2020 12:39
  • Madras HC tells State to produce files based on which inquiry against Anna University VC was ordered 01 Dec 2020 08:01 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court directed the Tamil Nadu government to produce the original documents based on which the government issued a G.O. ordering an inquiry against Anna University Vice-Chancellor MK Surappa. …
  • Medical seats for 100 Madurai govt school pupils 30 Nov 2020 13:26
  • Dhanush shoots for Atrangi Re in Greater Noida 30 Nov 2020 12:40 Dhanush shot for his upcoming romantic drama Atrangi Re at Greater Noida's Sharda University . Aanand L. Rai's directorial venture also stars Sara Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar in the lead roles. The crew had begun shooting in Varanasi in February this …
  • Madurai woman, two daughters end their lives 30 Nov 2020 09:32
  • Madurai: Depressed over husband's demise, woman, two daughters end lives 30 Nov 2020 07:43 By Express News Service MADURAI: A woman and her two daughters killed themselves by hanging at Othakadai in Madurai on Monday. In a suicide note, the woman claimed they were unable to live after the death of her husband.  Sources said the deceased woman is …
  • Loan assessor steals 2kg gold in Madurai bank 30 Nov 2020 01:45
  • Chennai braces for more rain this week 30 Nov 2020 01:45 The depression, which will come close to the TN coast on Wednesday, is expected to trigger heavy rain of more than 10cm in the southern suburbs of the city and also in the southern districts of the stateCHENNAI: After a lull, the southern suburbs should …
  • ‘Cyclists, pedestrians killed in accidents were also offenders’ 30 Nov 2020 00:38 NCRB DATA Ludhiana: As per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, most of the cyclists and pedestrians who have lost their lives in road accidents in Ludhiana were also offenders of traffic and road safety rules, though their offences have not been …
  • Man arrested for double murder in Tirupur 30 Nov 2020 00:01 Tirupur: Within a fortnight after murdering his friend over a petty quarrel and was on the run from police in Tirupur, a middle-aged man murdered another friend in cold blood. He got arrested for the second murder and was in prison when police …
  • Siva’s support to devotees 29 Nov 2020 21:48 The Tiruvilayadal Puranam describes the many inexhaustible wonders that Siva as Somasundareshwara along with His consort, Goddess Meenakshi, enacts to support His devotees against the backdrop of the culture-rich town of Madurai. The Siva leelas relating …
  • Low pressure area likely to intensify into a depression, bring heavy rain to southern districts 29 Nov 2020 20:54 Close on the heels of Cyclone Nivar, which brought heavy rain to northern Tamil Nadu, a depression over the Bay of Bengal is expected to bring very heavy rain to the southern districts of the State in the next few days. A well-marked low pressure area over …
  • ‘Remove water hyacinth from Sellur tank’ 29 Nov 2020 15:14 Madurai A group of members from Democratic Youth Federation of India staged a demonstration near Sellur tank in Madurai on Sunday demanding immediate action to arrest the discharge of untreated sewage into the tank and remove water hyacinth from the tank. …
  • Dhanush & Sara Ali Khan hit the gym together 29 Nov 2020 09:38 Actor Dhanush had resumed shooting for his Bollywood film with 'Raanjhanaa' director Anand L Rai, titled 'Atrangi Re'. The Bollywood romance drama has Dhanush, Akshay Kumar and Sara Ali Khan in the lead roles. While the actor have been …
  • Ban cloud over BCCI partners 29 Nov 2020 09:20 Express News Service CHENNAI :  Three of the biggest companies to have signed a contract with BCCI in recent times — MPL Sports, Dream11 and Paytm — have products that, as it stands, cannot be used in at least six Indian states: Andhra Pradesh, Assam, …
  • 'The harder you work, the more gifted you get. Nothing happens naturally’ 28 Nov 2020 13:41 Written by G Pramod Kumar | Chennai | Updated: November 28, 2020 6:58:08 pm Celebrated violinist of the contemporary generation, S. Varadarajan. (Image by Rajappane Raju)In the nine decades since it began, the Chennai Music Season that brought a coveted …
  • ‘Set up special courts for differently abled persons’ 28 Nov 2020 13:02 Madurai The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Friday ordered notice to the Centre and the State in a public interest litigation petition that sought a direction to set up special courts to try offences against the differently abled, in each district as …
  • Toxic foam scatters over bridge in Madurai's Sellur following heavy rains. Watch Video 28 Nov 2020 12:48 Image Source : ANI Tamil Nadu: Toxic foam floats on parts of the Vaigai river and the Sellur pond, Madurai due to water pollution Locals in Madurai witnessed toxic foam on parts of the Vaigai river and the Sellur pond on Saturday due to excessive water …
  • Thoothukudi smuggling: Six Sri Lankans remanded till December 4 28 Nov 2020 07:04 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: The six Sri Lankan fishermen accused of smuggling 100 kg contraband substance heroin were produced before Judicial Magistrate who remanded them till December 4 and imprisoned at Madurai Central Jail in the wee hours of …
  • Special courts for offences against differently-abled persons: Madras HC issues notice 28 Nov 2020 07:04 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court, on Friday, issued notice to the Central and State government on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed seeking direction to set up special courts in each district in Tamil Nadu to …
  • 384-year-old palace in Madurai gears up for reopening 27 Nov 2020 20:08 Express News Service MADURAI: Thirumalai Nayak Mahal, the 384-year-old palace of King Thirumalai Nayakkar, dons a fresh look after being renovated at a cost of Rs 3.36 crore. Officials said that the major part of the renovation work was netting the open …
  • Bail denied to four policemen in Sathankulam custodial death case 27 Nov 2020 20:08 By Express News Service MADURAI:The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court refused to grant bail to the four policemen arrested in the Sathankulam custodial death case on Thursday. Justice GK Ilanthiraiyan was hearing the bail petitions filed by suspended head …
  • Court stays proceedings on FIR against film producer Gnanavel Raja 27 Nov 2020 20:08 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court ordered an interim stay on all further proceedings on the FIR registered against film producer KE Gnanavel Raja in a chit fund fraud case. Justice J Nisha Banu passed the interim order …
  • Madurai temple receives Rs 46L hundi collection 27 Nov 2020 17:16
  • Chennai-Madurai Tejas spl train rescheduled 27 Nov 2020 15:04
  • Madurai woman cop arrested for accepting bribe 27 Nov 2020 12:49
  • Gautham Karthik in a sentimental sequel 27 Nov 2020 09:24 By Chennaivision in Cinema News November 27, 2020 Mayandi Kudumbathar directed by late director Rasu Madhuravan was a huge hit and was a complete family entertainer. It is now said that the stage is all set for the second part of the movie. The sequel will …
  • Options that make it easier to add greens to your diet 27 Nov 2020 08:48 Coimbatore-based Keeraikadai.com team has now introduced ready-to-eat meals. The challenge of supplying perishable greens to distant places within 24 hours had compelled them to make soups out of five different greens in 2019. The pandemic led them to come …
  • The asthma diet 27 Nov 2020 08:48 With winter setting in and pollution levels soaring, people with lived experiences and health professionals tell us what foods may work and what may not, to help you breathe better Like most kids his age, Aryaman, a teen living in Delhi, loves junk food. “ …
  • Woman Inspector held on graft charge in Madurai 27 Nov 2020 06:18 A woman Inspector of Police, Anita, was arrested late on Thursday after she was reportedly caught red-handed while demanding and receiving ₹30,000 bribe from Nallathambi for removing the names of two persons from a case. After allegedly seeking ₹1 lakh, …
  • Unemployed couple sells 3-month-old son for Rs 10,000 26 Nov 2020 23:13 Coimbatore: A 22-year-old woman was arrested at Kangeyam in Tirupur district on Thursday for selling her three-month-old baby boy for Rs 10,000 to a couple, who were also taken into police custody. The Kangeyam all-woman police have rescued the baby boy, …
  • T.N. logs 1,464 new cases, 14 deaths 26 Nov 2020 21:07 The number of active COVID-19 cases in the State touched 11,173 on Thursday with 1,464 persons testing positive. The State’s tally touched 7,76,174. On Thursday, 1,797 patients were discharged from various healthcare facilities, taking the tally of treated …
  • Soft, affordable and online: How Elampillai’s saris became a hit on social media 26 Nov 2020 17:20 The saris produced by this power loom weaving hub near Salem have found fans everywhere, thanks to social media Deep down the winding road that leads away from the Salem/Sankagiri highway, the scenery is breathtaking, with mountains and temples framing …
  • NEET 2021: Over 790 students join govt coaching in Madurai 26 Nov 2020 12:42
  • Facial Recognition Technology Gaining Foothold in India 26 Nov 2020 10:56 New Delhi — Facial recognition technology already has a foot in the door in India, but concerns over privacy and potential surveillance use have come along with it. In October, the national education board rolled out a facial recognition feature on its …
  • Cyclone Nivar: Two casualties reported in Villupuram, relief measures in full swing 26 Nov 2020 09:53 By Express News Service VILLUPURAM: As Cyclone Nivar crossed the shores of Puducherry and Marakkanam in the wee hours of Wednesday, the damage was not as severe as estimated, much to the relief of residents. The weather returned to normal on Thursday with …
  • Sanya Malhotra, Abhimanyu Dassani star in Netflix’s ‘Meenakshi Sundareshwar’ 26 Nov 2020 09:04 Actors Sanya Malhotra and Abhimanyu Dassani are all set to star in Netflix’s upcoming romantic comedy, Meenakshi Sundareshwar in Vivek Soni’s directorial debut. Meenakshi Sundaershwar marks Malhotra’s second association with Netflix after Ludo and Dissani’ …
  • I will make sure my next film does not let Soorarai Pottru down, says Aparna Balamurali 26 Nov 2020 06:25 Express News Service “Behind every successful man is a woman” is an old saying that has many times been reinforced by the entrepreneurs who have shaped modern India. In the case of Air Deccan’s founder GR Gopinath who strived to make air travel affordable …
  • Sanya Malhotra and Abhimanyu Dassani to headline Meenakshi Sundareshwar 26 Nov 2020 06:25 By Express News Service Sanya Malhotra and Abhimanyu Dassani will headline the upcoming Netflix comedy Meenakshi Sundareshwar. Set in Madurai, the rom-com speaks of the trials and tribulations of a young couple. The film is directed by Vivek Soni. …
  • Cow hugging: What is it? 26 Nov 2020 06:08 Not India, the original land of the holy cow, but Holland takes credit for a simple self-care practice called cow hugging! Koe Knuffelen is Dutch for cow hugging, a wellness trend that was started more than a decade ago. During the pandemic lockdown, cow …
  • Cyclone Nivar live updates | Centre of storm crosses T.N., Puducherry coasts, set to weaken further in next 3 hours 26 Nov 2020 04:19 Cyclone Nivar made landfall near Puducherry, south of Chennai as a very severe cyclonic storm. The landfall that started from 11.30 pm. on Wednesday night lasted till 2.30 a.m. on Thursday. The severe cyclonic storm Nivar now lay centered over north …
  • Madras HC tells Indian Bank to frame recruitment rules for sub-staff posts 26 Nov 2020 02:10 By Express News Service MADURAI: Observing that recruitment rules are necessary for selecting candidates for any public sector job, the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court directed the Indian Bank to frame recruitment rules for filling up the posts of sub- …
  • Contract workers can’t claim regularisation as right: Madras HC 26 Nov 2020 02:10 By Express News Service MADURAI: Observing that contract employees cannot claim regularisation as their right, the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court allowed a batch of petitions filed by the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage (TWAD) Board against orders …
  • Erect public display boards with details of ancient sites: Madras HC 26 Nov 2020 02:10 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court directed the Central and State governments to erect display boards containing details of ancient sites at airports, bus stands, malls and other public places. A division bench, …
  • Pashankar: I was fed up with people pestering me for dues 25 Nov 2020 23:35 Businessman Gautam Pashankar (left) was brought to Pune city by the crime branch officials on Wednesday eveningPune: Businessman and two-wheeler dealer Gautam Pashankar said on Wednesday he owed money to people and the lockdown made matters worse for him …
  • 3 held in Madurai for trying to marry off teen to prevent her from eloping with boyfriend 25 Nov 2020 23:13 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai police have arrested three persons and booked a case against two more persons for arranging the marriage of a minor girl in Samayanallur on Tuesday. Police said the case was registered against bridegroom N …
  • Cyclone Nivar: Tamil Nadu BJP suspends Vel Yatra 25 Nov 2020 17:40 By Express News Service TIRUCHY: With Cyclone Nivar expected to make landfall by Thursday morning, the Tamil Nadu unit of the BJP has suspended its Vel Yatra, the party’s state president L Murugan announced. "The Vel Yatra started on November 6 at …
  • Sanya-Abhimanyu are perfect Tamil couple in Meenakshi Sundareshwar first look 25 Nov 2020 10:25 The first look of the upcoming Netflix film Meenakshi Sundareshwar was unveiled by Karan Johar today. The film stars Sanya Malhotra and Abhimanyu Dassani in lead roles. In the first look photo, the actors appear to be dressed for a Tamil wedding. In the …
  • Sanya Malhotra and Abhimanyu Dassani join hands for Meenakshi Sundareshwar 25 Nov 2020 09:25 Meenakshi Sundareshwar will stream on Netflix. Bollywood film Meenakshi Sundareshwar is all set to premiere on Netflix. Sanya Malhotra and Abhimanyu Dassani play the titular roles in the romantic comedy, helmed by Vivek Soni. Set in Madurai, Meenakshi …
  • Cyclone Nivar to slam Tamil Nadu, Puducherry as very severe cyclonic storm: Top points 25 Nov 2020 05:47 Image Source : PTI Chennai: A man clicks photographs as turbulent waves crash the shore before the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, at Marina Beach in Chennai, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. A cyclone will come rolling into Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as a severe storm …
  • Actor Thavasi passes away, Kollywood condoles 24 Nov 2020 22:07 By Chennaivision in Cinema News November 24, 2020 Actor Thavasi of Varuthapadatha Vaalibar Sangam fame who was getting treated for cancer has passed away. He is survived by his wife and children. The actor was getting treated for cancer for a long time and …
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Stalin meets Governor for release of convicts 24 Nov 2020 21:17 M K StalinUPA ALLY and DMK leader M K Stalin met Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit Tuesday and sought the immediate release “on humanitarian grounds” of the seven persons sentenced to life in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in …
  • 32 test positive for COVID-19 in Madurai 24 Nov 2020 16:25 As many as 32 people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Madurai district on Tuesday, taking the tally, since the pandemic started in late March, to 19,565. The day saw 42 discharges from hospitals. Theni district reported 14 new cases and the tally till …
  • Six special trains of TVM division cancelled in view of TN cyclone Nivar 24 Nov 2020 12:41 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Six special trains of the Thiruvananthapuram division of the Southern Railways, have been cancelled on November 25 in view of the IMD forecast of cyclonic storm Nivar making landfall over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts. Trains which …
  • NEmonsoon: Helplines launched in Madurai 24 Nov 2020 10:01
  • Varsity’s report sought on two misleading colleges in Kanniyakumari 24 Nov 2020 08:44 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court, on Monday, sought a report from the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed seeking action against two colleges in Kanniyakumari for conducting …
  • New oil terminal worth Rs 900 crore at Vallur will supply fuel products to Chennai, adjoining districts 24 Nov 2020 08:44 Express News Service CHENNAI: Indian Oil Corporation will be building a new oil terminal at Vallur and a captive Jetty near Kamarajar Port to handle petroleum products.  The Petroleum Terminal in Vallur will come up in an area of 100 acres near Kamarajar …
  • Actor Thavasi succumbs to cancer at hospital 24 Nov 2020 08:43 By Express News Service MADURAI: Actor and comedian Thavasi (60), who had played supporting roles in over 100 Tamil movies, died at a private hospital around 8 pm on Monday, after battling oesophageal cancer. Thirty years ago, Thavasi began his career with …
  • Elderly Indian Jesuit says training, work help him cope in jail 24 Nov 2020 07:21 Bhopal, India — An elderly Jesuit priest struggling in an Indian jail with ill health says he still finds happiness in listening to the stories of other inmates and credits his congregation for the training that helps him cope with his situation. Fr. Stan …
  • Online Gaming Conundrum: Rummy, Poker Face Ban But Fantasy Cricket Gets Tamil Nadu's Blessing 24 Nov 2020 03:56 Even as the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court hears a petition on how online gaming operators are using the star power of cricketers like Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli to attract players to indulge in real money gaming, the Tamil Nadu government has …
  • Chennai, Coimbatore record over 100 COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours 24 Nov 2020 01:11 Tamil Nadu recorded 1,624 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the tally of total positive cases in the State to 7,71,619. At the same time, 1,904 persons were discharged from health facilities after treatment. With this, 7,47,752 persons have been sent …
  • Stigmatised and dejected, Uma turns over a new leaf 24 Nov 2020 00:48 Express News Service MADURAI: While affirming her gender identity, little did Uma (name changed) know that it would open the floodgates to a life of travails. As if the stress of living with a new body was not enough, she had to feel the persecution of her …
  • DMK's rising son Udhayanidhi keeps Alagiri camp in dark 24 Nov 2020 00:48 Express News Service CHENNAI: DMK high-level meeting held on Monday did not discuss anything about inducting MK Alagiri back into the party fold, sources told Express. This, despite Alagiri’s supporters issuing a threat that the expelled leader would float …
  • AIMIM to contest ‘at least 25 to 30 seats’ in T.N. 23 Nov 2020 21:34 After tasting success in the recently-concluded Bihar Assembly election, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), headed by Hyderabad-based politician Asaduddin Owaisi, will contest “at least 25-30 seats” in the Tamil Nadu Assembly election next …
  • South actor Thavasi passes away due to cancer 23 Nov 2020 19:04 Actor Thavasi, who was diagnosed with cancer has passed away while undergoing treatment for the same. Director Saravana Sakthi had brought the plight of Thavasi to Dr Saravanan and he was being treated at a hospital in Madurai. The actor has acted in more …
  • Actor Thavasi dies of cancer 23 Nov 2020 17:41 Thavasi passed away in Madurai. (Photo: Talks Of Cinema/YouTube)Tamil actor Thavasi passed away on Monday evening at Madurai’s Saravana Multispeciality Hospital, following a long battle with cancer. Dr P Saravanan, Managing Director of Saravana …
  • Tamil Nadu bans online gaming after amending three pre-Independence acts 23 Nov 2020 12:02 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government has amended three acts which were passed before Independence to implement the ban on online gambling by passing the Tamil Nadu Gaming and Police Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 which was published …
  • From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Nashik youth sets new cycling record - Nashik News s of India 23 Nov 2020 10:34 Om started cycling from Srinagar at 6.22am on November 13. He cycled through Delhi, Jhansi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Madurai and reached Kanyakumari on November 21NASHIK: Om Mahajan, a 17-year-old from Nashik, has set a new record by cycling from Kashmir to …
  • Good news delayed by two days crushes career dreams of teen in Tamil Nadu 23 Nov 2020 03:57 Express News Service MADURAI: Clad in her uniform, S Thanga Petchi stood out in the crowd of 14 government school students who were felicitated for cracking the NEET by Revenue Minister RB Udhayakumar at the Madurai Collectorate on Sunday. Her’s was an odd …
  • IRCTC’s ‘South India Temple Tour’ to start from Jan 2 with COVID precautions 22 Nov 2020 23:52 Nov 23, 2020, 05:00AM ISTSource: ANIIndian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is operating "South India Temple Tour" Bharat Darshan Yatra for 7 nights/8 days, keeping all COVID-19 precautions during journey. South India Temple …
  • Fake Aadhaar, Facebook account: how gang posed as cops, targeted contacts 22 Nov 2020 23:40 Written by Johnson T A | Bengaluru | November 23, 2020 4:29:49 am The key finding from their investigation, according to cyber crime SP M D Sharath, is the large-scale creation of fake Aadhaar IDs and the issuance of SIM cards without verification. (File) …
  • Reservation counters at major stations to come under CCTV 22 Nov 2020 22:08 To prevent touts and other unauthorised activities in the two most important railway stations of Puraitchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G.R. Chennai Central and Egmore railway stations — have installed closed circuit television (CCTV) surveillance system. R. Baskaran, …
  • Army man killed in Ladakh mishap laid to rest in Thoothukudi village  22 Nov 2020 18:33 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: K Karupasamy, the 34-year-old army man killed in a mishap in Ladakh, was laid to rest at his native village of South Thittangulam near Kovilpatti in Thoothukudi district on Sunday. Karupasamy died while on duty on …
  • Shah completes successful Chennai visit 22 Nov 2020 17:36 Shah did not seem to have missed meeting actor Rajinikanth, going by his remarks at a meeting with BJP functionaries Chennai: After the long night of meetings and tete-a-tetes that Union home minister Amit Shah had with state BJP functionaries and others …
  • Minister honours students who secured seats under 7.5% quota 22 Nov 2020 16:28 Revenue Minister R.B. Udhayakumar felicitated here on Sunday government school students from Madurai district who had secured medical and dental seats under the 7.5% horizontal reservation. Thirteen students from the district have secured medical and …
  • Fire breaks out in garment unit 22 Nov 2020 16:28 Furniture and machinery kept in three floors of a garment unit in Vilakkuthoon here were destroyed in a fire that broke out in the early hours of Sunday. Firemen from various stations had to fight for more than five hours to put out the flames. Deputy …
  • WATCH | Grand lorry theft: Police chase man for 60 km after he tries to steal truck in Tamil Nadu 22 Nov 2020 12:54 Express News Service TIRUCHY: In a hot pursuit, a police team chased a miscreant who was on the run after hijacking a lorry from a rice mill in Mannapparai on Saturday night. The chase lasted for almost 60 kms, from Manapparai till Gandhi Market area, in …
  • Nearly Rs 25 lakh worth products lost in Madurai textile godown fire 22 Nov 2020 08:54 By Express News Service MADURAI: A fire broke out in a textile godown near Vilakuthoon junction on Sunday morning gutting nearly Rs 25 lakh worth goods in Madurai. According to sources, a watchman from the area spotted smoke coming from the building at …
  • Fire breaks out at garment unit in Madurai 22 Nov 2020 08:41 Furniture and machineries kept in three floors of a ready-made garment unit in Vilakkuthoon were gutted in a fire that broke out in the early hours of Sunday. Firemen from various stations had to fight for more than five hours to put out the flames. Deputy …
  • People in Tamil Nadu will teach lesson to those practicing family politics: Shah 22 Nov 2020 06:30 Image Source : PTI Union Home Minister Amit Shah Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday that the people of Tamil Nadu will teach a fitting lesson to those practicing family politics as was done in the other states. Shah was here to dedicate to the …
  • HC takes a serious view of bad quality of roads 21 Nov 2020 16:12 Madurai Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has suo motu impleaded various State departments in a public interest litigation petition that sought a direction to the State to constitute an expert committee to supervise rural road works in Kanniyakumari …
  • ‘Pandyan Nindraseer Nedumaran’ review: A warrior-king and his legacy 21 Nov 2020 12:15 Writing books on history is a demanding academic exercise and it becomes even more challenging when the subject matter is a Pandya king who ruled the southern part of Tamil Nadu more than 1,300 years ago. The handicaps become manifold when you are dealing …
  • Tamil Nadu bans online gaming involving betting 21 Nov 2020 08:33 Chennai: An ordinance to "ban online gaming" involving betting, has been promulgated by the Tamil Nadu government in the backdrop of suicides by gamers who allegedly lost money, and any violation would attract both fine and imprisonment, ranging …
  • Weather: IMD watch for depression in Bay of Bengal 21 Nov 2020 07:48 A well-marked but inconsequential low-pressure area over lies over the South-West Arabian Sea that is expected to become a depression by tomorrow (Sunday), but what is of import for the currently stalled North-East monsoon is a depression watch closer home …
  • Tamil Nadu bans online gaming; Rs 5,000 fine, six months jail for violators 21 Nov 2020 05:24 The people who host common gaming houses will be punished with a fine amount of 10,000 rupees and two years imprisonment.Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit promulgated Ordinance on Friday to ban online gaming. The decision was been taken based on the …
  • Please help them study, judges appeal to the rich 21 Nov 2020 02:01 By Express News Service MADURAI: The 7.5 per cent reservation has paved their way to higher medical education, and there is no debate about that. However, the next hurdle for these students is payment of their college fees. The Madurai Bench of Madras High …
  • Sivaganga: Tearful reunion with family after 12 years in Sainapuram village 20 Nov 2020 23:31 Express News Service SIVAGANGA: Sainapuram village witnessed a tearful reunion on Thursday when C Arumugam brought his long-lost mentally-ill son home, all thanks to a Chennai-based NGO who helped trace A Muneeswaran, now 37 years of age, who has been …
  • 'To Protect Youngsters From Evil' Tamil Nadu Bans Online Gaming; Karnataka Next? 20 Nov 2020 23:23 In less than 24 hours of the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court rebuking Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli for misusing their star power and endorsing fantasy sports platforms that attract people to wager bets online, the Tamil Nadu government on Friday …
  • Tamil Nadu bans online gaming, guilty to get six months imprisonment 20 Nov 2020 18:06 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Beware! If you wager or bet in cyberspace using computers or any communication device or resource, you will now be punished with a fine amount of Rs 5,000 and six months imprisonment. Tamil Nadu government banned online …
  • Madurai boy Anand Selvakesari is breaking the mould at Citigroup 19 Nov 2020 23:13 A career Citibanker, 'Selva' came into the spotlight as the person who rewired the financial behemoth's Indian retail operations. IMAGE: Anand Selvakesari, CEO-designate, Citigroup's global consumer banking division. Photographs: Kind …
  • Madurai MP slams Hindi reply from Union min 19 Nov 2020 12:51
  • Front-line worker in Madurai sustains burns after concentrated disinfectant splashes on face 19 Nov 2020 06:40 By Express News Service MADURAI: A 45-year-old contract worker, attached with the Madurai Municipal Corporation, sustained burn injuries after concentrated disinfectant splashed on his face, as he attempted to open the spray container. He was admitted to …
  • Madurai receives an average rainfall of 33.11 mm in one day 18 Nov 2020 06:53 Following the heavy downpour in the district on Monday evening, civic body officials were engaged in draining stagnant water at several locations across the city on Tuesday. Madurai district received an average rainfall of 33.11 mm in the 24 hours ending …
  • Madurai Man Hacked To Death, Video Shared On Social Media 16 Nov 2020 18:40 In a shocking incident in Tamil Nadu, a man was hacked to death in broad day light. The incident occurred in Madurai city on Sunday and the police have arrested three people in relation to the case. According to reports, police authorities are on the …
  • Rain lashes Madurai; several areas inundated 16 Nov 2020 15:33
  • Shocking: Man beheaded outside church in Madurai 16 Nov 2020 09:36 Nov 16, 2020, 01:15PM ISTSource: Times NowIn a shocking incident, a man was hacked to death outside a church in Madurai. The victim was murdered by a gang and his head was thrown outside the church. The gruesome murder was recorded by a local. Three people …
  • Two firemen die dousing blaze in Madurai shop 16 Nov 2020 01:45 The fire broke out in a textile store near South Masi Street in Madurai city on late Friday nightMADURAI: While the country was celebrating Diwali, two young firefighters died in the line of duty in Madurai city when a portion of the textile store in which …
  • Two firemen killed while fighting flames in Madurai textile shop 15 Nov 2020 09:28 Two firemen – P. Krishnamoorthy (31) and K. Sivarajan (33) -- were killed when the roof of a textile shop collapsed on them while they were battling a fire in the early hours of Saturday. Two other firemen, M. Chinna Karuppu (30) and R. Kalyana Kumar (37), …
  • EPS chairs review meeting ahead of cyclone Burevi’s expected arrival 01 Dec 2020 21:57 By Express News Service CHENNAI/THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The turbulent Bay in the east is set to unleash another cyclone on Tamil Nadu even as the official machinery is gearing up to mitigate its fury. Early on Tuesday, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami …
  • A costly slip for this gold smuggler 01 Dec 2020 21:57 By Express News Service CHENNAI: A costly slip landed 23-year-old Mohammed Hassan Ali in trouble at the Chennai airport on Tuesday. The youth from Ramanathapuram would have walked away with 239 gm of gold worth Rs 12 lakh only if his slippers had stayed on …
  • Cyclone ‘Burevi’ forms in Bay of Bengal, likely to hit South Tamil Nadu on December 4 01 Dec 2020 19:14 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’ has formed over southwest Bay of Bengal and is centred about 370 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 600 km of Pamban and 770 km of Kanniyakumari. Last week Cyclone Nivar had hit the …
  • Today’s weather: Sri Lanka may bear the brunt of second cyclone in Bay 01 Dec 2020 12:45 The second Bay of Bengal cyclone of the ongoing North-East monsoon season is expected to develop late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning as a prevailing deep depression over South-West and adjoining South-East Bay of Bengal gains further momentum …
  • Depression over Bay of Bengal likely to intensify into cyclonic storm, fishing operations suspended 01 Dec 2020 11:41 Image Source : PTI/REPRESENTATIVE Depression over Bay of Bengal likely to intensify into cyclonic storm Fishing operations in the Bay of Bengal region have been suspended from November 30 to December 4 after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on …
  • Today’s weather: Deep depression may become cyclone later today 01 Dec 2020 06:25 The depression over South-East Bay of Bengal moved nearly westwards and has intensified into a deep depression (a gust away from being categorised as a cyclone) and lay centreed early this (Tuesday) morning over the South-East and adjoining South-West Bay …
  • Coronavirus | No fresh case reported in two T.N. districts 30 Nov 2020 22:57 As many as 1,410 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu on Monday, while 1,456 persons were discharged after treatment. The number of persons undergoing treatment stood at 10,997. Of the 37 districts, Perambalur and Ariyalur reported no fresh …
  • After Nivar, cyclone 'Burevi' to affect Tamil Nadu, Kerala 30 Nov 2020 18:07 Image Source : PTI After Nivar, cyclone 'Burevi' to affect Tamil Nadu, Kerala The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday announced that a cyclone brewing in the Bay of Bengal is likely to affect Tamil Nadu and Kerala, less than a week …
  • Tamil Nadu braces for another cyclonic storm, flood scare eases in Pulicat island 30 Nov 2020 17:38 Express News Service CHENNAI: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday confirmed the formation of another cyclonic storm by December 2, which would impact south Tamil Nadu and Kerala coasts. Latest satellite and ship observations indicate that …
  • South Tamil Nadu, Kerala coasts on pre-cyclone watch 30 Nov 2020 15:06 Depression in the bay expected to intensify; heavy rainfall warning across districts Another potential cyclonic storm, brewing over southeast Bay of Bengal may strike the Sri Lanka coast first and then emerge into the Comorin area on December 3, the India …
  • Today’s Weather: Pre-cyclone watch for South Tamil Nadu, South Kerala 30 Nov 2020 12:38 Sunday’s low-pressure area over South-East Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood underwent intensification twice over to become ‘well-marked’ and later a depression, located on Monday afternoon to 680 km East-South-East of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka) and 1,090 km …
  • Chennai braces for more rain this week 30 Nov 2020 01:45 The depression, which will come close to the TN coast on Wednesday, is expected to trigger heavy rain of more than 10cm in the southern suburbs of the city and also in the southern districts of the stateCHENNAI: After a lull, the southern suburbs should …
  • Tamil Nadu weatherman explains why Nivar withered... 29 Nov 2020 22:49 Express News Service While Tamil Nadu was bracing for strong winds ahead of Nivar, it’s impact was rather mellow. Weather blogger Pradeep John who is fondly called as Tamil Nadu Weatherman tells SUSHMITHA RAMAKRISHNAN why Nivar was not as violent as …
  • Low pressure area likely to intensify into a depression, bring heavy rain to southern districts 29 Nov 2020 20:54 Close on the heels of Cyclone Nivar, which brought heavy rain to northern Tamil Nadu, a depression over the Bay of Bengal is expected to bring very heavy rain to the southern districts of the State in the next few days. A well-marked low pressure area over …
  • New Andaman Sea weather system to bring rain 29 Nov 2020 02:56 IMD forecast “heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with isolated extremely heavy spells over south Tamil Nadu and south Kerala on December 2 CHENNAI: Less than a week after very severe cyclonic storm Nivar made landfall near Marakkanam dumping vast …
  • Police intensify vigil in crime-prone areas 29 Nov 2020 01:13 Coimbatore: The recent murder for a mobile phone at SIHS Colony near the airport has prompted police to beef up night patrolling and vehicle checks across the city, especially at crime-prone areas. The city police have started vehicle checks at 42 places …
  • Point Calimere awash with flamingos again 28 Nov 2020 15:00 The arrival of flamingos from far-flung areas has begun at Point Calimere, one of the popular destinations in the State for the winged visitors. According to an initial estimate, more than 5,000 flamingos have landed on the salt marshes stretching from …
  • Fatalities due to virus infection drop to 12 in T.N. 27 Nov 2020 22:01 As many as 1,442 persons, including six returnees from other States, tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, taking the State’s tally to 7,77,616. The number of active cases stood at 11,109. Six of the returnees who tested positive were from West Bengal …
  • 2 more directors of Green Crest held in Rs 65cr cheating case 24 Nov 2020 23:51 Coimbatore: Two more directors of Green Crest, a multi-level-marketing firm, have been arrested in connection with cheating investors of Rs 65 crore. The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) sleuths identified the accused as B Padmavathi, 48, and her daughter B …
  • 32 test positive for COVID-19 in Madurai 24 Nov 2020 16:25 As many as 32 people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Madurai district on Tuesday, taking the tally, since the pandemic started in late March, to 19,565. The day saw 42 discharges from hospitals. Theni district reported 14 new cases and the tally till …
  • Tamil Nadu: Cyclone Nivar turns severe, state govt announces public holiday tomorrow 24 Nov 2020 12:50 According to the India Meteorogical Department, rainfall is very likely at most places in Tamil Nadu, Puduchery and Karaikal with heavy to very heavy showers at a few places and extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places on Wednesday. (Express photo: …
  • Coconut growers urged to insure crops 24 Nov 2020 09:18 Ahead of the cyclone announcement made by the weather station, Collector Dinesh Ponraj Oliver on Monday said that the Agriculture Department officials have offered adequate preventive steps to be taken by farmers in such circumstances. Speaking to farmers …
  • Will be first doctor in village, says Tamil Nadu govt school student who got MBBS seat 24 Nov 2020 06:20 Express News Service CHENNAI: My village has no doctor and I will be first, assures Afrin Sifaya, who hails from a small village called Mayakulam near Keezhakarai in Ramanathapuram district. Benefitting from the 7.5 per cent reservation for government …
  • Cyclone Nivar may not be as severe as Gaja, all arrangements in place: Tamil Nadu Minister Udhayakumar 23 Nov 2020 07:55 Express News Service CHENNAI: Pointing out that cyclone Nivar may not be as severe as cyclone Gaja which hit Tamil Nadu during the northeast monsoon in 2018, Revenue Minister RB Udhayakumar today said all arrangements are in place to face cyclone Nivar …
  • Cyclonic storm likely to cross in central Tamil Nadu on November 25 22 Nov 2020 16:36 By Express News Service CHENNAI: A cyclonic storm is likely to cross Tamil Nadu coast between Karaikal and Mahabalipuram around Wednesday (Nov 25) bringing extreme or heavy rainfall to most parts of the state, except the western region. The rainfall is …
  • TN: Carcass of whale washed ashore on beach 22 Nov 2020 07:29 The carcass measuring nine meters long and circumference of six meters is suspected to be a male sperm whale aged about seven to nine-year-oldRAMANATHAPURAM: The decayed carcass of a 9-meter-long sub adult whale washed ashore in Atrangarai coastal village …
  • Announcement surprises many AIADMK leaders 21 Nov 2020 23:10 The announcement by the AIADMK leadership on Saturday regarding the continuance of the party’s alliance with the BJP surprised several sections of the ruling party. Since the news of Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to Chennai came out a week ago, …
  • Low forms in bay, heavy rains in south Tamil Nadu from November 23: IMD 21 Nov 2020 10:54 By Express News Service CHENNAI: A low-pressure area has been formed over the equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining central parts of the South Bay of Bengal, which is very likely to concentrate into a depression during the next 48 hours. It would further …
  •  32 Tamilians stranded in Kuwait brought home after External Affairs ministry intervention 20 Nov 2020 18:06 Express News Service TIRUCHY: As the Air India Express flight from Kuwait docked at the Tiruchy International Airport on Thursday, there was a huge sigh of relief. Among the hundreds of passengers in the flight, 32 natives of the state who were stranded at …
  • Heavy rain warning issued for eight districts in TN 18 Nov 2020 15:16 Due to the upper air circulation in the Bay of Bengal near Kanniyakumari heavy rain warning has been issued to eight districts in Tamil Nadu. India Meteorological Department (IMD), Chennai Deputy Director General S Balanchandran said that there will be …
  • Heavy downpour to continue in south TN 17 Nov 2020 23:19 By Express News Service CHENNAI: After an active monsoon spell, Chennai is all set to get a break from the rains, while southern Tamil Nadu will continue to receive heavy downpour in the coming days. In view of the rain alert, Revenue Minister RB …
  • Infections dip marginally; 1,725 fresh cases, 17 deaths reported 17 Nov 2020 02:49 The daily count of COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu stayed below the 2,000-mark for the fourth consecutive day on Monday, dipping further to 1,725. The total number of cases reported so far stood at 7,59,916. As many as 2,384 persons were discharged and 17 …
  • Water levels in reservoirs supplying water to Chennai rise 16 Nov 2020 08:19 Chennai: Water levels in various reservoirs catering to Chennai's needs are rising owing to regular rains in the catchment areas. The weather department has predicted heavy rain to occur at isolated places over Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, …
  • Intense clouds over TN coast promise more rain; coastal areas to benefit 16 Nov 2020 06:14   The Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, said this morning that intense convective clouds over the Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, Puducherry and Cuddalore districts have the potential to continue the heavy rainfall activity over …
  • Daily COVID-19 count stays under 2,000 in Tamil Nadu 16 Nov 2020 01:32 The number of persons testing positive for COVID-19 in the State remained below 2,000, with 1,819 fresh cases being reported on Sunday. The number of active cases stood at 16,441. As on date, 7,58,191 persons have tested positive for the infection. As many …
  • EPS chairs review meeting ahead of cyclone Burevi’s expected arrival 01 Dec 2020 21:57 By Express News Service CHENNAI/THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The turbulent Bay in the east is set to unleash another cyclone on Tamil Nadu even as the official machinery is gearing up to mitigate its fury. Early on Tuesday, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami …
  • Cyclone ‘Burevi’ forms in Bay of Bengal, likely to hit South Tamil Nadu on December 4 01 Dec 2020 19:14 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’ has formed over southwest Bay of Bengal and is centred about 370 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 600 km of Pamban and 770 km of Kanniyakumari. Last week Cyclone Nivar had hit the …
  • Cyclone Burevi to hit near Kanyakumari on December 4: IMD 01 Dec 2020 18:27 Boats anchored at a coastal area before the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, in Mamallapuram. (PTI Photo/ Nov. 25, 2020.)Cyclonic storm Burevi has formed in the Bay of Bengal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced late on Tuesday evening. Named …
  • NDRF teams ready for assistance 01 Dec 2020 13:51 A team of National Disaster Rescue Force with 60 personnel from Arakkonam, led by Deputy Commander Vaithyalingam, arrived here on Tuesday. As heavy rainfall has been forecast in the four southern districts till December 4 in the wake of cyclonic activity …
  • Today’s weather: Sri Lanka may bear the brunt of second cyclone in Bay 01 Dec 2020 12:45 The second Bay of Bengal cyclone of the ongoing North-East monsoon season is expected to develop late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning as a prevailing deep depression over South-West and adjoining South-East Bay of Bengal gains further momentum …
  • Depression over Bay of Bengal likely to intensify into cyclonic storm, fishing operations suspended 01 Dec 2020 11:41 Image Source : PTI/REPRESENTATIVE Depression over Bay of Bengal likely to intensify into cyclonic storm Fishing operations in the Bay of Bengal region have been suspended from November 30 to December 4 after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on …
  • Today’s weather: Deep depression may become cyclone later today 01 Dec 2020 06:25 The depression over South-East Bay of Bengal moved nearly westwards and has intensified into a deep depression (a gust away from being categorised as a cyclone) and lay centreed early this (Tuesday) morning over the South-East and adjoining South-West Bay …
  • Interstate gang of car thieves busted 01 Dec 2020 00:41 Coimbatore: The Madukkarai police on Monday busted a gang that stole luxury cars from Bengaluru and seized 11 vehicles worth Rs 1.5 crore from a garage at Sundarapuram here. Coimbatore superintendent of police Ara Arularasu had received a tip off about a …
  • Coronavirus | No fresh case reported in two T.N. districts 30 Nov 2020 22:57 As many as 1,410 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu on Monday, while 1,456 persons were discharged after treatment. The number of persons undergoing treatment stood at 10,997. Of the 37 districts, Perambalur and Ariyalur reported no fresh …
  • After Nivar, cyclone 'Burevi' to affect Tamil Nadu, Kerala 30 Nov 2020 18:07 Image Source : PTI After Nivar, cyclone 'Burevi' to affect Tamil Nadu, Kerala The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday announced that a cyclone brewing in the Bay of Bengal is likely to affect Tamil Nadu and Kerala, less than a week …
  • Tamil Nadu braces for another cyclonic storm, flood scare eases in Pulicat island 30 Nov 2020 17:38 Express News Service CHENNAI: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday confirmed the formation of another cyclonic storm by December 2, which would impact south Tamil Nadu and Kerala coasts. Latest satellite and ship observations indicate that …
  • South Tamil Nadu, Kerala coasts on pre-cyclone watch 30 Nov 2020 15:06 Depression in the bay expected to intensify; heavy rainfall warning across districts Another potential cyclonic storm, brewing over southeast Bay of Bengal may strike the Sri Lanka coast first and then emerge into the Comorin area on December 3, the India …
  • LIC employees stage demo in support of farmers protesting in New Delhi 30 Nov 2020 12:41 Expressing solidarity with the farmers protesting against the farm laws in New Delhi, the Life Insurance Corporation employees staged a demonstration in front of their offices in Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Thoothukudi and Kanniyakumari districts on Monday. In …
  • Today’s Weather: Pre-cyclone watch for South Tamil Nadu, South Kerala 30 Nov 2020 12:38 Sunday’s low-pressure area over South-East Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood underwent intensification twice over to become ‘well-marked’ and later a depression, located on Monday afternoon to 680 km East-South-East of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka) and 1,090 km …
  • Chennai braces for more rain this week 30 Nov 2020 01:45 The depression, which will come close to the TN coast on Wednesday, is expected to trigger heavy rain of more than 10cm in the southern suburbs of the city and also in the southern districts of the stateCHENNAI: After a lull, the southern suburbs should …
  • Tamil Nadu weatherman explains why Nivar withered... 29 Nov 2020 22:49 Express News Service While Tamil Nadu was bracing for strong winds ahead of Nivar, it’s impact was rather mellow. Weather blogger Pradeep John who is fondly called as Tamil Nadu Weatherman tells SUSHMITHA RAMAKRISHNAN why Nivar was not as violent as …
  • Low pressure area likely to intensify into a depression, bring heavy rain to southern districts 29 Nov 2020 20:54 Close on the heels of Cyclone Nivar, which brought heavy rain to northern Tamil Nadu, a depression over the Bay of Bengal is expected to bring very heavy rain to the southern districts of the State in the next few days. A well-marked low pressure area over …
  • Swearing by Silambam 29 Nov 2020 20:41 Express News Service CHENNAI: If hundreds of students in Tirunelveli are now able to learn the art of silambam from Sankaran Asan, they have many a guru to thank, but it would be his father who tops the list. It was at the age of 10 that Sankaran’s …
  • Unemployed couple sells 3-month-old son for Rs 10,000 26 Nov 2020 23:13 Coimbatore: A 22-year-old woman was arrested at Kangeyam in Tirupur district on Thursday for selling her three-month-old baby boy for Rs 10,000 to a couple, who were also taken into police custody. The Kangeyam all-woman police have rescued the baby boy, …
  • Cyclone Nivar: Two casualties reported in Villupuram, relief measures in full swing 26 Nov 2020 09:53 By Express News Service VILLUPURAM: As Cyclone Nivar crossed the shores of Puducherry and Marakkanam in the wee hours of Wednesday, the damage was not as severe as estimated, much to the relief of residents. The weather returned to normal on Thursday with …
  • Activists claim power plant in Thoothukudi has resumed construction despite suspension orders 26 Nov 2020 02:10 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: Despite a suspension order, a private power plant proposed at the VOC Port Estate in Thoothukudi has allegedly been continuing with construction work. Environmentalists and residents now blame the Tamil Nadu Pollution …
  • Woman commits self-immolation, died in front of police during investigation 26 Nov 2020 02:10 By Express News Service TIRUNELVELI: A 45-year-old woman allegedly immolated herself when police officials arrived at her house during the course of an investigation against her son, allegedly involved in a theft case, near Suthamalli on Tuesday morning. …
  • Slight spurt in cases in the recent days 25 Nov 2020 16:24 There is a slight increase in COVID-19 cases in the last couple of days, said doctors at Tirunelveli Medical College and Hospital here on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters, the doctors said that till the second week of November, the number of patients which …
  • 32 test positive for COVID-19 in Madurai 24 Nov 2020 16:25 As many as 32 people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Madurai district on Tuesday, taking the tally, since the pandemic started in late March, to 19,565. The day saw 42 discharges from hospitals. Theni district reported 14 new cases and the tally till …
  • Meet on maintaining parks 24 Nov 2020 13:30 TIRUNELVELI The stakeholders’ meeting on maintaining the parks created within the Corporation limits was organised here on Tuesday. As the Corporation has created 79 parks with the funding from KfW, a German State-owned development bank, AMRUT (Atal …
  • Dams in Tenkasi to be opened for 125 days 24 Nov 2020 10:01 Picture used for representational purpose onlyMADURAI: Chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday announced release of water from four reservoirs in Tenkasi District for 125 days from Thursday (November 26) to March 30, 2021. The reservoirs to be …
  • Youth found murdered 23 Nov 2020 14:08 TENKASI A youth was found murdered near Kadanganeri near Alangulam in Tenkasi district on Sunday night. Police said A. Sivanraj, 23, a driver from Kadanganeri under Ooththumalai police station limits near Alangulam, did not return home after he went out on …
  • Tamil Nadu bans online gaming after amending three pre-Independence acts 23 Nov 2020 12:02 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government has amended three acts which were passed before Independence to implement the ban on online gambling by passing the Tamil Nadu Gaming and Police Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 which was published …
  • Sloth bear falls into well near Tirunelveli 23 Nov 2020 08:29
  • BJP-AIADMK alliance to stay, say Palaniswami, Pannerselvam; Shah tells cadre to strengthen party 22 Nov 2020 17:27 Chennai | New Delhi: In what came as a surprise to many, Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam declared on Saturday that the ruling AIADMK would continue its alliance with the BJP for the 2021 assembly polls. This …
  • Please help them study, judges appeal to the rich 21 Nov 2020 02:01 By Express News Service MADURAI: The 7.5 per cent reservation has paved their way to higher medical education, and there is no debate about that. However, the next hurdle for these students is payment of their college fees. The Madurai Bench of Madras High …
  •  32 Tamilians stranded in Kuwait brought home after External Affairs ministry intervention 20 Nov 2020 18:06 Express News Service TIRUCHY: As the Air India Express flight from Kuwait docked at the Tiruchy International Airport on Thursday, there was a huge sigh of relief. Among the hundreds of passengers in the flight, 32 natives of the state who were stranded at …
  • ‘Infinity Ride 2020’ kicks-off from Kashmir 20 Nov 2020 05:39 Hyderabad-based Aditya Mehta Foundation launched on Thursday ‘Infinity Ride 2020’ from Kashmir to Kanyakumari featuring country’s first para cyclist and founder Aditya Mehta, Asian para cycling championship bronze medallist Harinder Singh and the Asian …
  • DMK MLA Poongothai Aladi Aruna takes overdose of sleeping pills, admitted to hospital 19 Nov 2020 10:51 By Express News Service TENKASI: Alangulam MLA Poongothai Aladi Aruna reportedly attempted suicide by taking an overdose of sleeping pills here on Thursday. The DMK MLA was taken to the Shipa Hospital, Tirunelveli, for treatment after she did not wake up …
  • Women farmers seek more facilities in uzhavar sandhai 19 Nov 2020 10:21 Collector Madhusudhan Reddy, who took charge a few days ago, visited the uzhavar sandhai in Sivaganga town on Wednesday. The Collector, who went around the shandy, personally interacted with a few farmers about the vegetables grown by them and the mode of …
  • Two Nellai temples get BHOG certificate by FSSAI 18 Nov 2020 23:19 Express News Service CHENNAI: The popular Nellaiappar Temple in Tirunelveli and Sankaranarayanar Temple in Sankarankoil have received Blissful Hygiene Offering to God (BHOG), a quality certificate issued to temples by Food Safety and Standards Authority of …
  • Heavy rain warning issued for eight districts in TN 18 Nov 2020 15:16 Due to the upper air circulation in the Bay of Bengal near Kanniyakumari heavy rain warning has been issued to eight districts in Tamil Nadu. India Meteorological Department (IMD), Chennai Deputy Director General S Balanchandran said that there will be …
  • Rain continues to lash southern districts 18 Nov 2020 13:00 Tirunelveli district received significant and widespread rainfall for the third day on Wednesday. The district experienced widespread rain on Tuesday night and intermittent drizzle continued on Wednesday too. As there was no heavy rain on Wednesday normal …
  • Tamil Nadu gets 14% excess Cauvery water 18 Nov 2020 09:25 CHENNAI: The northeast monsoon may have been 37% deficient so far, but Tamil Nadu has realized 21.49tmcft excess Cauvery water supply, roughly 14% additional inflow, from Karnataka reservoirs in this water year, beginning June, compared to the quantum …
  • Medical counselling to be held in stadium 18 Nov 2020 05:29 With this year’s medical counselling set to be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru outdoor stadium in the city, officials of the Directorate of Medical Education (DME) said preparations have been made, keeping in mind the requirement of social distancing. Five …
  • Heavy downpour to continue in south TN 17 Nov 2020 23:19 By Express News Service CHENNAI: After an active monsoon spell, Chennai is all set to get a break from the rains, while southern Tamil Nadu will continue to receive heavy downpour in the coming days. In view of the rain alert, Revenue Minister RB …
  • Portion of bridge collapses near Virudhunagar 17 Nov 2020 16:06 Widespread incessant rain in Virudhunagar district on Monday that continued in some parts of the district on Tuesday evening led to the collapse of a portion of a road overbridge at R.R. Nagar on the Madurai-Tirunelveli highway. However, no one was injured …
  • Chennai gets a haunting reminder of 2015 deluge 17 Nov 2020 00:31 Express News Service CHENNAI: For the first time since 2015, the Chembarambakkam lake has touched a storage level of 2,781 mcft — 76 per cent of its total capacity — bringing back dark memories of flooding and inundation. However, officials said there is …
  • Much ado about America 16 Nov 2020 18:33 The present political standpoint in the USA has not been up to the mark even after the current election. With some more time left for the new regime to step into the White House, there have been protests over fraudulent election charges alleged by the …
  • Water levels in reservoirs supplying water to Chennai rise 16 Nov 2020 08:19 Chennai: Water levels in various reservoirs catering to Chennai's needs are rising owing to regular rains in the catchment areas. The weather department has predicted heavy rain to occur at isolated places over Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, …
  • Intense clouds over TN coast promise more rain; coastal areas to benefit 16 Nov 2020 06:14   The Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, said this morning that intense convective clouds over the Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, Puducherry and Cuddalore districts have the potential to continue the heavy rainfall activity over …
  • Four held for killing power loom worker 15 Nov 2020 23:56 Coimbatore: The Karumathampatti police on Sunday arrested four people, including the owner of a power loom unit, for killing a 42-year-old man. The deceased was identified as A Muthukutty, a native of Ulagankulam village near Amabasamudram in Tirunelveli …
  • Reboot economy to help the people 15 Nov 2020 17:54 The shocking revelations about the state of affairs post COVID-19 have started coming to the fore. My recent chat with a recruiter had turned intense when she was talking about the fact that many more experienced professionals including HR professionals …
  • Tamil Nadu braces for another cyclonic storm, flood scare eases in Pulicat island 30 Nov 2020 17:38 Express News Service CHENNAI: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday confirmed the formation of another cyclonic storm by December 2, which would impact south Tamil Nadu and Kerala coasts. Latest satellite and ship observations indicate that …
  • Chennai braces for more rain this week 30 Nov 2020 01:45 The depression, which will come close to the TN coast on Wednesday, is expected to trigger heavy rain of more than 10cm in the southern suburbs of the city and also in the southern districts of the stateCHENNAI: After a lull, the southern suburbs should …
  • Palaniswami announces Nivar relief fund 28 Nov 2020 00:17 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Stating that the State government has been engaged in repairing the damage caused by cyclone Nivar on a war footing, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday announced a solatium of Rs 10 lakh each to the families of …
  • Video conference facility for govt observation homes 25 Nov 2020 23:13 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday commissioned video conference facilities at six government observation homes and a special home for juveniles, set up at a cost of Rs 2.60 crore.  With this facility, cases …
  • Cyclone Nivar: No bus services in seven districts on Wednesday 25 Nov 2020 00:51 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Even as the government has declared a public holiday on Wednesday, the transport corporations will not operate buses in Pudukkottai, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Cuddalore, Villupuram and Chengalpattu districts.  In …
  • Cyclone Nivar: Fishers advised to wait at emergency halting points 25 Nov 2020 00:51 Express News Service NAGAPATTINAM: Around 250 fishers in 29 boats from Nagapattinam and Karaikal have been advised to wait at emergency halting points at harbours away from their home till the weather clears. At least 24 trawlers from Karaikal and five …
  • Cyclone Nivar: Nagapattinam, Karaikal fishers advised to stay at emergency halting points 24 Nov 2020 18:47 Express News Service NAGAPATTINAM: Around 250 fishers in 29 fishing boats from Nagapattinam and Karaikal have been advised to wait at the emergency halting points at harbours away from their home till the weather clears. At least 24 trawlers from Karaikal …
  • Cyclone Nivar: CA exams postponed in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, fresh dates announced 24 Nov 2020 13:23 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has rescheduled its intermediate and IPC examinations in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry due to Cyclone Nivar. The exams that were slotted on Tuesday and Wednesday will be …
  • ICAI reschedules CA exams in Nivar cyclone-affected areas 24 Nov 2020 08:25 A total of 4,71,619 students are appearing for the CA exams which started from November 21 (Express Photo/ Representational)The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has rescheduled the CA November exams for the students hailing from …
  • Cyclone Nivar: Palaniswami holds preview meeting 24 Nov 2020 00:48 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Even as the State braces up to tackle a “severe cyclonic storm” that is likely to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram on Wednesday, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday …
  • Pudukkottai girl baby ‘sold’ for Rs 1 lakh rescued  22 Nov 2020 18:33 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: A baby girl ‘sold’ for Rs 1 lakh in an illegal adoption was rescued by Viralimalai police on Sunday. Police also took one Kannan, neighbour of the baby’s birth parents, who allegedly facilitated the adoption, into …
  • Udhayanidhi Stalin gets arrested for a second consecutive day in Nagapattinam 21 Nov 2020 17:11 By Express News Service NAGAPATTINAM: The police arrested DMK Youth Wing Secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin for the second consecutive day for attempting to campaign among the fisherfolk near Nagapattinam Fishing Harbor on Saturday. Udhayanidhi Stalin campaigned …
  • Lyricist Snehan booked for death by negligence as man hit by his car dies 20 Nov 2020 19:35 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Lyricist and politician Snehan has been booked by the Thirumayam police for death by negligence after a man ran over by his car died on Friday.  The police have booked him under Section 304A (Causing death by negligence …
  • Muthukumar gets new house from his classmates - three decades after leaving school! 16 Nov 2020 19:37 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: School friends go a long way. A case in point is the friendship of Muthukumar and K Nagendran. The lockdown affected the 44-year-old truck driver Muthukumar, much like many others in the country. While he was earning about …
  • Indigo Paints files papers with market regulator Sebi for Rs 1,000-cr IPO 12 Nov 2020 20:03 Sequoia Capital-backed Indigo Paints has filed preliminary papers with markets regulator Sebi to raise about Rs 1,000 crore through an initial public offering (IPO). The IPO comprises fresh issuance of stocks aggregating to Rs 300 crore and an offer-for- …
  • Indigo Paints to raise ₹1,000 crore through IPO 12 Nov 2020 12:26 Sequoia Capital-backed Indigo Paints has filed initial papers with SEBI to raise about ₹1,000 crore through an Initial Public Offering (IPO), comprising a fresh issuance of stocks and an offer-for-sale. The net proceeds from the issue would be used for …
  • Indigo Paints files for Rs 1,000 crore IPO 12 Nov 2020 07:54 NEW DELHI: Sequoia Capital-backed Indigo Paints has filed preliminary papers with markets regulator Sebi to raise about Rs 1,000 crore through an initial public offering. The IPO comprises fresh issuance of stocks aggregating to Rs 300 crore and an offer- …
  • Indian Fishermen Attacked in Latest Incident of Trespassing in Sri Lankan Waters 12 Nov 2020 04:19 Colombo — In the latest incident involving Indian fishermen encroaching on Sri Lankan waters, a group of fishermen claimed they were attacked by the Sri Lankan Navy, with stones hurled at them, late last month. The fishermen, who were bottom trawling in …
  • Over one crore persons tested so far 06 Nov 2020 03:22 On a day when Tamil Nadu reported 2,348 new cases of COVID-19, the number of persons tested in the State by the RT-PCR method crossed one crore. Till date, a total of 1,00,52,393 persons have been tested in the State. Earlier this week, the number of …
  • Karambakudi chairman alleges gender discrimination by officials 03 Nov 2020 09:01 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Karambakudi Union Committee Chairman Mala Rajendradurai alleged gender discrimination by the two senior Block Development Officers on Monday and submitted a petition to the district collector. Mala, who lost her husband …
  • ‘Kalathil Sandhippom’, Super Good Films’s 90th film 28 Oct 2020 14:28 By Chennaivision in Cinema News, News October 28, 2020 Starring Jiiva and Arulnithi & directed by N. Rajasekar, almost ready for release. Theatres have again begin to function as usual after a brief period of lockdown. Our Super Good Films RB Chowdhry’ …
  • Fire drill conducted 23 Oct 2020 14:28 A fire drill was conducted at the Seamless Steel Tube Plant (SSTP) of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Tiruchi on Friday to check the preparedness of various safety, security and rescue systems at the factory. S Malathi, Joint Director, Directorate …
  • Cauvery-Vaigai-Gundar linking to start next year 22 Oct 2020 22:58 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Foundation stone for the Cauvery-Vaigai-Gundar river linking project will be laid in January 2021, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said on Thursday. Addressing media persons in Pudukkottai, Palaniswami said, “The …
  • CM Palaniswami assures free Covid vaccine to everyone in Tamil Nadu 22 Oct 2020 19:53 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI:  After a vaccine for Covid-19 is developed, the Tamil Nadu government will provide it to everyone for free, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said on Thursday.  Addressing reporters in Pudukkottai, the Chief …
  • Coronavirus | COVID-19 vaccine will be provided free in TN, says Palaniswami 22 Oct 2020 14:09 The Chief Minister said the spread of the novel coronavirus was on the decline in the State due to the intensive measures taken by the State government. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on October 22 said that the vaccine for COVID -19, …
  • Madurai bench of Madras High Court suggests TN appoint legal advisors in education dept 22 Oct 2020 08:01 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court recently suggested that the Tamil Nadu government appoint legal advisors in the education offices of all districts so that the filing of litigations owing to 'wrong' orders …
  • Small town shoppers drive first leg of festival season sales 18 Oct 2020 22:43 Shoppers from Tier 2 cities and beyond have driven this year’s annual festive season sales that kicked off with Flipkart’s Big Billion Days on Friday and Amazon’s Great Indian Festival sale on Saturday. A whopping 91 per cent of new customers, 66 per cent …
  • Sellers from tier II towns see jump in orders in Flipkart, Amazon festive sale 18 Oct 2020 15:34 The festive season sees Amazon India and Flipkart compete head on and roll out a number of offers and schemes to woo customers to shop on their platforms. Amazon India on Sunday said over 1.1 lakh sellers on its platform received orders during the first 48 …
  • Over 1.1 lakh sellers received orders in first 48 hours of festive sale: Amazon India 18 Oct 2020 11:44 By PTI NEW DELHI: E-commerce major Amazon India on Sunday said over 1.1 lakh sellers on its platform received orders during the first 48 hours of its 'Great Indian Festival' sale, with a bulk of orders coming from smaller parts of the country. …
  • Pudukai author claims Ka Pae Ranasingam movie based on his short story 15 Oct 2020 09:08 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: An author from Pudukkottai on Wednesday filed a petition to Karambakudi police station alleging that the movie Ka Pae Ranasingam was based on his short story. The movie, which released on October 2, features Aishwarya …
  • Tamil Nadu to begin serosurveillance study in districts soon: Health Secretary 13 Oct 2020 19:41 Express News Service MADURAI: Tamil Nadu will be commencing a state-wide serosurveillance study on COVID-19 exposure in a week, TN health secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan told The New Indian Express on Tuesday. The ICMR is conducting its own serosurveillance …
  • 'This is new-age untouchability': Pudukkottai Dalit woman chairman alleges caste discrimination after name left out from credits 12 Oct 2020 19:02 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: A Dalit woman union chairman from Pudukkottai district has alleged that her name was not listed along with names of other elected representatives on the display of a newly-constructed bus stand because of caste …
  • Two TN cops suspended after transgender trainee attempts suicide over sexual harassment 12 Oct 2020 13:53 Express News Service TIRUCHY: Days after a transgender cop under training attempted to commit suicide at the Police Training Academy at Navalapattu here, two policemen including a sub-inspector at the training institute were suspended. Police sources said …
  • Boost to rural economy: 4,741 get Rs 3.77-crore Covid special relief 12 Oct 2020 01:40 By Express News Service COIMBATORE: As many as 4,741 people were provided Rs 3.77 crore as Covid-19 special relief assistance under the Tamil Nadu Rural Rejuvenation Scheme in Coimbatore district. According to the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) …
  • Covid takes a toll on mental health; 30% increase in patients 10 Oct 2020 00:16 Express News Service TIRUCHY: 34-year-old Sathya (name changed) had sleepless nights while she was admitted to the hospital for Covid. Her mother fell ill, her husband was in quarantine and her child was under her sister’s care. Sathya said she used to …
  • ‘Keep rhinoceros beetle at bay’ 08 Oct 2020 06:13 The Coconut Research Station, Veppankulam, has advised farmers engaged in replanting coconut seedlings in areas affected by cyclone Gaja to adopt an integrated approach to check rhinoceros beetle attack in trees. Rhinoceros beetle is a pest which cuts the …
  • AIADMK Tiruchy leaders absent in the steering committee 07 Oct 2020 22:54 Express News Service TIRUCHY: Amid celebrations over the announcement of Edappadi K Palaniswami as chief minister candidate in 2021,  a section of AIADMK cadre in the central districts expressed disappointment as no leader from the region made it to the 11 …
  • Lack of representation in AIADMK steering committee concerns party cadres in Tiruchy region 07 Oct 2020 17:21 Express News Service TIRUCHY: AIADMK cadres in the central region are concerned that no functionary from this belt has found a place in the 11-member steering committee of the party created on Wednesday. Cadres pointed out that the central districts have …
  • Communal clash brewing at TN's Pudukkottai village regarding Direct Procurement Centres 04 Oct 2020 17:04 Express News Service PUDUKOTTAI: The government's decision to open limited Direct Procurement Centres (DPC) may pave way for new problems in Pudukkottai district, with a communal clash brewing in the Vellalaviduthi panchayat. On the backdrop of a …
  • Two youth arrested for illegally manufacturing country-made guns in Tamil Nadu 03 Oct 2020 18:07 By Express News Service PUDUKOTTAI: Two youths, who used YouTube to illegally manufacture country-made guns, were arrested on Saturday in Pudukkottai. The police caught them red-handed from Udayaneri colony on Saturday, while they went to bust an illegal …
  • Two youths arrested for making country guns 03 Oct 2020 17:00 <p>Police seized country gun and wooden frames, steel pipes and battery used for the gun production. <br></p>TRICHY: The Ganesh Nagar police in Pudukkottai district on Saturday arrested two youths for illegally manufacturing country …
  • Golu doll business in doldrums 03 Oct 2020 06:42 Express News Service CHENNAI: A round this time every year, T Anandakumar’s house in Mayiladuthurai brims with dolls of all colours, shapes and sizes — the result of a year’s painstaking work that is now ready for display. The family of five is usually up …
  • Tamil Nadu reports 5,595 fresh Covid-19 cases, 67 deaths 02 Oct 2020 17:56 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu reported 5,595 Covid-19 cases and 67 deaths on Friday, taking the tally to 6,08,885 and toll to 9,653. Chennai alone recorded 1,278 cases. Its neighbouring districts Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur …
  • He couldn’t join Armed Forces, but helps build an army 28 Sep 2020 23:28 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Serving the nation is a matter of pride. Inspiring children to take up a career in the defence forces is an equally important deed. Staying in the remote village of Kurinjipatti, Ananth Raj does just that.  The 27-year-old …
  • DMK embarks on digital drive to boost membership 25 Sep 2020 23:17 Express News Service CHENNAI: Taking a leaf out of the book of its ideological foe, the BJP, the DMK has turned to the digital sphere to boost its membership in the State. While previously, potential members would have to approach local party functionaries …
  • Tamil Nadu reports 5,334 new COVID-19 cases, 76 deaths in last 24-hours 22 Sep 2020 19:53 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu reported 5,334 new Covid-19 cases and 76 deaths on Tuesday, taking the total number of cases the State has seen so far to 5,52,674 and death toll to 8,947. With 5,406 more people being discharged, the total …
  • TN engineers double up as teachers, help wards of farm labourers 22 Sep 2020 01:20 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: They are engineers, and this time, they are engaged in building a bridge of a different kind in a quaint village, Thondaiman Oorani, in Pudukkottai.Aravind and his three friends — Vignesh, Bhavanishankar and Sarathas — who …
  • No phones? Don’t worry, says this group of engineers running daily classes for kids in Pudukkottai 21 Sep 2020 17:31 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: A group of civil service aspirants, all engineers, has decided to pay forward the help they have received from seniors by teaching the children of their village, Thondaiman Oorani, in Pudukkottai, who cannot access online …
  • 32% excess rainfall in Tamil Nadu since June, 18% deficit in Chennai 18 Sep 2020 23:59 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Since June, Tamil Nadu has received 32 per cent excess rainfall even as Chennai recorded a deficit of 18 per cent. Weather forecast shows chances of more rain lashing parts of the State as a low pressure area is likely to …
  • Polio left Saritha disabled, official apathy disgraces her daily 18 Sep 2020 23:11 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: For most people, the biggest worry during the pandemic has been protecting themselves and their family from the virus. However, for 37-year-old Saritha, coronavirus is the least of her worries. Polio took away the …
  • Cauvery-Gundar river linking project in TN likely to be implemented by end of this year 14 Sep 2020 13:43 Express News Service CHENNAI: The ambitious Cauvery-Gundar river interlinking project is likely to be implemented by the end of this year using state funds, according to an official source. In the first phase, the link canal from Cauvery to South Vellar is …
  • ONGC gets more time for exploratory drilling in Cauvery basin 12 Sep 2020 23:10 Express News Service CHENNAI/THANJAVUR: An expert appraisal committee of the Union Environment Ministry (MoEF) has granted an extension of the environment clearance (EC) for Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) to carry out exploratory drilling in …
  • 4 die in two road accidents near Pudukkottai 03 Sep 2020 20:10
  • Pudukkottai man poisons intellectually disabled daughter, kills himself later 03 Sep 2020 18:57 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: A 70-year-old man from Panankulam in Alangudi allegedly poisoned his 48-year-old daughter before taking his own life on Wednesday evening. Police believe the man, Chellaiya, killed his daughter Shanthi, who had …
  • 17-year-old Tamil Nadu girl kills self after failing to download NEET hall ticket 02 Sep 2020 14:49 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: In a tragic incident, a 17-year-old NEET aspirant from Pudukkottai ended her life as she could not download her hall ticket. A tiff with her father over this led her to consume pesticide, said police sources. She had …
  • TN State Human Rights Commission seeks report on death of three patients in Pudukkottai GH 01 Sep 2020 19:31 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: The State Human Rights commission has asked for a detailed report about three deaths that occurred at the Pudukkottai Medical College Hospital after allegations of 'improper monitoring' surfaced. The commission …
  • Project Pappu: How the AIADMK & BJP IT wings are working overtime to portray DMK chief Stalin as a dunce 22 Aug 2020 03:51 Express News Service CHENNAI: With Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu scheduled for next year, the ruling AIADMK team is taking a leaf out of the BJP’s book to rev up its meme campaign portraying DMK president MK Stalin as a dunce and a lightweight. The …
  • This TN govt school teacher keeps students on their toes 21 Aug 2020 23:29 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: It might have been the old, book, blackboard and desk kind of education if not for the pandemic. The lockdown has not only challenged students to device new methods of learning but has also compelled teachers to come up …
  • IT wings of AIADMK, BJP train guns on Stalin 21 Aug 2020 23:29 Express News Service CHENNAI: The Assembly elections are around the corner, and it appears the BJP is copy-pasting its social media success formula from 2014 to perform electoral miracles in Tamil Nadu. If the target back then was Congress scion Rahul …
  • Teen girl has emotional reunion with birth parents at Pudukkottai's Viralimalai police station 16 Aug 2020 17:55 Express News Service TIRUCHY: The Viralimalai police station in Pudukottai district played host to an unusual but heartwarming reunion on Saturday night when Pichaammal, a daily wage labourer, was reunited with her 14-year-old daughter she had once given …
  • Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary denies scrapping of e-pass, but promises relaxations 13 Aug 2020 13:24 Tamil Nadu added 119 deaths and 5,871 fresh Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, which took the cumulative toll to 5,278 and the case tally to 3,14,520. There were 52,929 people under treatment compared to 52,810 on Tuesday. This has come on a day when Chief …
  • NCPCR member tours 103 districts in 19 States to ensure children’s protection 13 Aug 2020 13:24 By Chennaivision in Chennai News August 13, 2020 National Commission for Protection of Child Rights member Dr R G Anand has toured 103 districts in 19 States in the last one year to ensure the protection of children. Anand, who has completed two years as …
  • Industries seek alternative solution over e-pass system 12 Aug 2020 01:37 By Express News Service COIMBATORE: Irked over the e-pass system, the industrialists urged the government to come up with a solution to ease their travel. Representatives of various industry associations lamented that the request for e-passes – applied to …
  • Vasanthakumar MP and two IAS officials test positive for Covid-19 11 Aug 2020 14:00 Congress Member of Parliament H Vasanthakumar and two senior IAS officials have tested positive for Covid-19. Revenue Administration Officer Paneendra Reddy and Transport Commissioner Jawahar have been reportedly confirmed with coronavirus infection. It is …
  • Expectant mothers long for a warm embrace 07 Aug 2020 23:34 Express News Service TIRUCHY: Curbs on travel and other lockdown restrictions have deprived mothers-to-be of the love and care of their moms. Australia-based couple Aparna and Akshay (names changed ) were on cloud nine when they realised they were to …
  • Kashmir and the Forgotten History of India’s Princely States 04 Aug 2020 18:48 AdvertisementOn August 5, 2019, the Modi government of India stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its special status by abrogating Article 370 of the Indian Constitution. While legal scholars bemoaned the constitutional chicanery leading to the repudiation of …
  • Rly reservation counters shut on Sundays in Aug 01 Aug 2020 13:23 Representative image MADURAI: Southern Railway has announced that all passenger reservation counters in Dindigul, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Kovilpatti, Tenkasi, Pudukkottai, Karaikudi, Sivaganga, Ramanathapuram, Palani, Rajapalayam and …
  • Rains to continue in Chennai and other parts of TN for 2 more days 29 Jul 2020 22:26 Many parts of Chennai received intense spells on Tuesday afternoon taking residents by surprise. Weathermen have forecast more spells for the next two days. N Puviarasan, director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, IMD said wind convergence, the meeting of sea …
  • Centre, TN sponsor projects in minority areas 28 Jul 2020 17:51 Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government, along with the central government, will launch welfare projects, costing Rs 42 crore, in the minorities constituted areas of nine districts in the state. Under the Pradhan …
  • Pudukkottai SP issues notice to 35 inspectors, SIs 28 Jul 2020 14:52 TRICHY: Pudukkottai district superintendent of police gave notice to 35 police inspectors and sub-inspectors on Tuesday seeking clarification on their failure to address law and order issues in their respective station limits. Pudukkottai superintendent of …
  • ‘Anti-socials draped shawl on MGR statue’ 26 Jul 2020 00:59 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: On the issue of draping saffron shawl on MGR statue in Puducherry, Information and Publicity Minister Kadambur C Raju said that it was the result of a conspiracy hatched by anti-socials. The minister said this after …
  • 1.5kg ganja seized, 4 men arrested 24 Jul 2020 02:08 Coimbatore: Police seized 1.5kg ganja from four peddlers on Wednesday. Thudiyalur police sub-inspector Chandrakumar and team arrested B Sasikumar, 24, a native of Pudukkottai district, with 1.1kg ganja from Ashok Nagar bridge at Kavundampalayam on …
  • Ambulance staff turn mid-wives for woman 24 Jul 2020 00:43 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: In the wee hours of Tuesday, 23-year-old Aishwarya developed labour pain. Her husband Gopalakrishnan and mother rushed her to the Rapussal Primary Health Centre (PHC) from their house in Erakamalipatti. “It was 2 am when …
  • Fake chopper crash at Pudukkottai sends media into tizzy 13 Jun 2020 01:46 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Around 10 am on Friday, residents of Thirupanavasal near Avudayairkoil heard a “big noise.” A few minutes later, locals noticed a fire on a nearby field. A few passers by who captured the fire on video allegedly put it out …
  • Students of Pudukkottai medical college tutored via video conference amidst COVID-19 lockdown 05 May 2020 07:58 Express News Service PUDUKKOTAI: Even before lockdown 3 was announced, some schools and colleges started online classes. With the lockdown extended by two more weeks, Pudukkottai Government Medical College decided to conduct online classes for students, …
  • Pudukkottai dist reports first Covid-19 case 20 Apr 2020 17:48
  • Pudukkottai college dean's glass partition for COVID-19 swabs to be used across TN 07 Apr 2020 14:33 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: One of the biggest worries over the COVID-19 pandemic is the number of doctors and healthcare workers who are being affected by it. Add to this  the global shortage of PPE kits and we've got a huge problem on our hands …
  • Social distancing due to coronavirus spells doom for sex workers of Pudukkottai 25 Mar 2020 06:35 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Most workers and professionals can openly lament about their loss and suffering due to the coronavirus pandemic. But for sex workers in Pudukkottai, they are unable to narrate their tales of woe due to the nature of their …
  • No jallikattu event in Pudukkottai till Mar 31 17 Mar 2020 12:21
  • Patients treated in verandah of PHC in Pudukkottai 04 Mar 2020 07:46 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Lack of space has forced officials of the additional Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Yembal to place beds outside the centre. Nearly 200 patients visit the centre daily, but it lacks space and staff. A PHC is supposed to …
  • Despite having more coucillors, DMK lose indirect panchayat polls in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai 12 Jan 2020 08:30 Express News Service PUDUKKOTAI: In what could be a shock to the DMK chief MK Stalin, the party, despite having majority councilors, lost to the AIADMK in the indirect elections for the Pudukkottai district panchayat on Saturday. In another twist, the …
  • Post municipal polls, debutant leaders resolve to ring in positive changes in Pudukkottai villages 09 Jan 2020 09:40 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Twelve of 22 district councillors in Pudukkottai are women. For many of them, this is the first time they contested an election. This election made educated women enter politics. These women are becoming role models to …
  • This Pudukkottai village has no faith in election process 25 Dec 2019 07:06 Express News Service TIRUCHY: Even as the rest of Pudukkottai is abuzz with a flurry of activity and campaigning, 30 km from the town is a village whose people have never had the experience of what election frenzy would be like. Kuruvikondanpatti is a …
  • Auction time: Two panchayat president posts finalised in Pudukkottai 11 Dec 2019 06:45 Express News Service PUDUKOTTAI: A day after video of a reported auction for the post of panchayat president in Cuddalore went viral, auctions were reported in two villages in Pudukkottai. Reportedly, the panchayat president post in two villages in the …
  • Ward 13 winner will be Pudukkottai's Arimalam panchayat union head, claim parties 09 Dec 2019 00:08 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: The chairperson of the Arimalam panchayat union in Pudukkottai may well be elected unopposed. How? Well, the post is reserved for a Scheduled Caste woman. Of 13 wards in the union, only Ward 13 is reserved for SC women …
  • BJP cries foul after Pudukkottai SP denies permission for RSS rally 09 Oct 2019 05:09 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: An office bearer of the BJP’s youth wing has written to Union Home minister and party president Amit Shah demanding transfer of Pudukkottai SP who allegedly refused permission for a RSS rally.The RSS organises public …
  • Govt firm’s eucalyptus farms at centre of water debate in Pudukkottai 29 Sep 2019 00:57 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI :  For the past few years, water has been a major concern in Tamil Nadu. This year, water scarcity left city managers and residents, in many parts of the State, scrambling to meet their daily needs. Civic society has …
  • Thachchankuruchi hosts Pudukkottai’s first jallikattu 15 Jan 2019 02:10 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Pudukkottai, known for conducting the maximum number of jallikattu events in the State, opened its account this year when Thachchankuruchi hosted the event on Monday. Around 450 bulls and 350 players participated in the …
  • Efforts on in Pudukkottai to throw light on rock-cut cave temple 02 Jan 2019 06:52 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Efforts of archaeological enthusiasts to throw light on a rock-cut cave temple in Pudukkottai district on the first day of 2019 were hampered by waist-deep mud. A group of youngsters organised through social media had …
  • TN CM, Dy CM distribute relief material in Gaja-hit Pudukkottai 20 Nov 2018 10:45 [India], Nov 20 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappai K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Tuesday distributed relief material to the people affected by Cyclone Gaja in Pudukkottai region. Speaking to media, Palaniswami said, …
  • Anna University to cancel affiliation of Pudukkottai engineering college for alleged cheating during exams 14 Nov 2018 03:19 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Acting strongly against malpractices in examinations, the controller of examinations at Anna University has recommended cancelling the affiliation of an engineering college at Pudukkottai that is believed to have allowed …
  • Another Periyar Statue Vandalised In Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai District 20 Mar 2018 12:20 A statue of social reformer and Dravidian movement icon E V Ramasamy, popularly known as "Periyar", was found damaged in a village on Tuesday, the latest in a series of similar incidents of vandalism. Unidentified persons cut off the head of the …
  • Tamil Nadu: Tamil icon Periyar's statue vandalised in Pudukkottai 20 Mar 2018 09:52 In yet another incident of vandalism, a statue of Dravidian stalwart EV Ramasamy, popularly known as Periyar, was damaged by an unidentified person in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai district today, news agency ANI reported.  Following the incident, a case …
  • Statue vandalism continues: Periyar bust beheaded in Pudukkottai 20 Mar 2018 05:30 Chennai: A statue of Dravidian icon and social reformer EV Ramasamy, popularly known as Periyar, was vandalised by unidentified people in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai on Tuesday. A case has been registered and investigation is on, news agency ANI reported. …
  • Dalits attacked at temple festival in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai 14 Feb 2018 00:32 PUDUKKOTTAI: Dalits of Vilampatti near Iluppur allege they were beaten up by Caste Hindus during a temple festival in a neighbouring village. On Monday, A Jeeva, president of Pudukkottai unit of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), along with some victims, submitted …
  • Meet Pudukkottai’s change-makers & their kid army 24 Oct 2017 04:50 CHENNAI: Mohamed Bhilal, coordinator for the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) at the Village Resource Centre in Pudukkottai, has received at least half-a-dozen calls since Sunday morning. “Where is my wife? Who is sitting next to her? I hear a …
  • Tamil Nadu: Sri Lankan Navy apprehends four Indian fishermen from Pudukkottai 05 Oct 2017 10:36 [India], October 05 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday apprehended four Indian fishermen and seized a boat from the coast of Jegathapattinam in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai. The fishermen were apprehended for allegedly fishing very close to the island …
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests three more Pudukkottai fishermen 09 Jul 2017 07:24 Three Pudukkottai fishermen were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy while they were fishing near Neduntheevu on Sunday night. The trio of M. Pradeep, M. Prasanth and A. Selvaraj from Jagadappattinam coastal village were taken to Kankesanthurai naval base …
  • MLA among 70 held near Pudukkottai 26 Feb 2017 01:56 PUDUKKOTTAI : Mild tension prevailed when a sitting MLA was arrested after he tried to stage a road blockade along with his supporters on Saturday alleging that he was not invited for government functions in the region. According to sources, Siva V …
  • 2 dead, 129 injured during jallikattu event in Tamil NaduTwo bull tamers died and 129 others suffered injuries during a jallikattu event at Rapoosal village in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai district on Sunday afternoon. 22 Jan 2017 12:30 TRICHY: Two bull tamers died and 129 others suffered injuries during a jallikattu event at Rapoosal village in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai district on Sunday. The deceased have been identified as Raja, 26, and Mohan, 25, both of whom were from Rapoosal. …
  • Ahead of heavy rain, farmers asked to insure their crop 01 Dec 2020 15:50 Virudhunagar district administration has appealed to farmers to register their paddy, plantain, onion, chilly and coriander crop under Crop Insurance scheme immediately as heavy to very heavy rain is likely to lash the district on December 2, 3 and 4. In a …
  • Coronavirus | No fresh case reported in two T.N. districts 30 Nov 2020 22:57 As many as 1,410 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu on Monday, while 1,456 persons were discharged after treatment. The number of persons undergoing treatment stood at 10,997. Of the 37 districts, Perambalur and Ariyalur reported no fresh …
  • Tamil Nadu braces for another cyclonic storm, flood scare eases in Pulicat island 30 Nov 2020 17:38 Express News Service CHENNAI: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday confirmed the formation of another cyclonic storm by December 2, which would impact south Tamil Nadu and Kerala coasts. Latest satellite and ship observations indicate that …
  • Chennai braces for more rain this week 30 Nov 2020 01:45 The depression, which will come close to the TN coast on Wednesday, is expected to trigger heavy rain of more than 10cm in the southern suburbs of the city and also in the southern districts of the stateCHENNAI: After a lull, the southern suburbs should …
  • Tamil Nadu weatherman explains why Nivar withered... 29 Nov 2020 22:49 Express News Service While Tamil Nadu was bracing for strong winds ahead of Nivar, it’s impact was rather mellow. Weather blogger Pradeep John who is fondly called as Tamil Nadu Weatherman tells SUSHMITHA RAMAKRISHNAN why Nivar was not as violent as …
  • Low pressure area likely to intensify into a depression, bring heavy rain to southern districts 29 Nov 2020 20:54 Close on the heels of Cyclone Nivar, which brought heavy rain to northern Tamil Nadu, a depression over the Bay of Bengal is expected to bring very heavy rain to the southern districts of the State in the next few days. A well-marked low pressure area over …
  • Options that make it easier to add greens to your diet 27 Nov 2020 08:48 Coimbatore-based Keeraikadai.com team has now introduced ready-to-eat meals. The challenge of supplying perishable greens to distant places within 24 hours had compelled them to make soups out of five different greens in 2019. The pandemic led them to come …
  • Mentally ill woman re-united with family in Odisha after two years 26 Nov 2020 08:01 A mentally ill woman, who went missing from her family home in Odisha two years ago, was reunited with her family after coordinated efforts were taken by officials of various departments on Sunday. The issue came to light when the woman, Padmini Naik (31), …
  • 32 test positive for COVID-19 in Madurai 24 Nov 2020 16:25 As many as 32 people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Madurai district on Tuesday, taking the tally, since the pandemic started in late March, to 19,565. The day saw 42 discharges from hospitals. Theni district reported 14 new cases and the tally till …
  • Truck driver killed in accident 20 Nov 2020 23:47 Coimbatore: A parcel service truck driver was killed after another speeding truck hit his vehicle on Avinashi Road here in the early hours of Friday. Police identified the deceased as Ganeshan, 32, of Rajapalayam in Virudhunagar district. He was employed …
  • Banning Fireworks on Diwali: A Window Into Money and Politics in India 20 Nov 2020 20:59 AdvertisementDiwali is among the most important Hindu festivals in India. In the last four years or so, however, celebrations have become politically contentious. The National Green Tribunal (NGT), a body empowered to fast-track cases concerning …
  • Storage levels at dams, lakes being monitored: RB Udhayakumar 18 Nov 2020 01:57 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Revenue Minister RB Udhayakumar on Tuesday said the government has been constantly monitoring storage levels in all lakes and dams across the State. Once they reach the maximum level, water would be released at an …
  • Portion of bridge collapses near Virudhunagar 17 Nov 2020 16:06 Widespread incessant rain in Virudhunagar district on Monday that continued in some parts of the district on Tuesday evening led to the collapse of a portion of a road overbridge at R.R. Nagar on the Madurai-Tirunelveli highway. However, no one was injured …
  • Weather: Heavy rain bands move to southern parts of Tamil Nadu 17 Nov 2020 06:19 Satellite pictures this (Tuesday) morning showed intimidating clusters of rain clouds converging over South Coastal Tamil Nadu with the Regional Meteorological Centre in Chennai warning that these intense convective clouds have the potential to cause …
  • Selvarathinam ignored murder warning: Police 17 Nov 2020 00:24 By Express News Service CHENNAI: A day after a television serial actor was murdered, police arrested the accused on Sunday night. Police said that the deceased Selvarathinam ignored warnings by his paramour that her husband was on the way to Chennai to …
  • Daily COVID-19 count stays under 2,000 in Tamil Nadu 16 Nov 2020 01:32 The number of persons testing positive for COVID-19 in the State remained below 2,000, with 1,819 fresh cases being reported on Sunday. The number of active cases stood at 16,441. As on date, 7,58,191 persons have tested positive for the infection. As many …
  • TV serial Thenmozhi BA-fame actor Selvarathinam hacked to death in Chennai 15 Nov 2020 23:13 By Express News Service CHENNAI: An actor who plays the main villain in a TV series, Thenmozhi BA, was hacked to death in the wee hours of Sunday. He was identified as Selvarathinam (30). "On Saturday, Selvarathinam did not go for shooting and stayed …
  • BJP, Congress MP flay firecracker ban, root for workers of industry 15 Nov 2020 13:54 The raging debate over the ban on firecrackers in several states continued with BJP national general secretary C T Ravi on Sunday questioning the rationale and flagging concerns about other pollutants. The social media was abuzz with many, including Ravi …
  • Tamil Nadu's firecracker industry stares bleak into befogged future due to COVID-19 14 Nov 2020 01:26 Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: The once-sparkling ‘Kutty Japan’ is now engulfed in gloom, as the cracker industry is heading towards a bleak future. Blame it on the Coronavirus and various government decisions. Nationwide, there are nearly 1.5 crore …
  • Enrolment for crop insurance in full swing in TN, farmers advised to avoid last minute rush 13 Nov 2020 15:25 Express News Service CHENNAI: The enrolment for the Prime Minister's Fasal Bima Yojana (Crop Insurance Scheme) for the special season between August and October is in full swing and the agriculture department has requested farmers to avoid a last …
  • Ettayapuram goat shanty sees Rs 6cr Diwali sale 13 Nov 2020 10:33 Goats and sheep from Tuticorin, Tenkasi, Tirunelveli and Virudhunagar were brought for auction.TUTICORIN: Sheep and goats worth more than Rs 6 crore were sold during the Diwali special auction at the Ettayapuram goat shanty in Tuticorin district on Friday. …
  • AIADMK furcates party districts, appoints senior leaders as in-charge 13 Nov 2020 00:03 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The AIADMK which has been re-organising the party apparatus ahead of the general elections to the State Assembly, on Thursday furcated the districts — Tirupur town, Tirupur rural, Pudukottai and Virudhunagar — into seven …
  • Sivakasi: Tale of two teen boys who helped build hub from scratch in this erstwhile nowhere town 13 Nov 2020 00:03 Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: When looked from an elevation on a summer day, Sivakasi village itself might seem to be boiling. The village was said to have been under the grip of a famine too. It was in this village of unforgiving nature that A …
  • Amazon receives orders from 99.3% of India's pin codes during festive sale 11 Nov 2020 17:36 Sellers at Amazon.in witnessed their biggest Great Indian Festival (GIF) festive sale, enabling them to reach millions of customers across all corners of the country amid the pandemic. The month-long GIF began on midnight of October 16 with Prime Early …
  • HC poser to TN govt on cracker workers’ welfare 10 Nov 2020 00:53 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court has posed certain queries to the State government on the steps taken to ensure the safety and welfare of workers manufacturing firecrackers in Tamil Nadu. A Bench of justices N …
  • EPS is CM candidate: Minister 09 Nov 2020 12:41 TIRUNELVELI Even as BJP State president L. Murugan is reiterating repeatedly that the person to be handpicked by the Centre after the next Assembly polls would be the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Minister for Information Kadambur C. Raju has categorically …
  • Cracker ban spells gloom for Sivakasi 09 Nov 2020 02:35 India’s firecracker capital of Sivakasi is staring at a dark Diwali this year, with Delhi and five states banning fireworks ahead of the annual festival of lights. Manufacturers have been blindsided by the abrupt ban, announced days before Diwali, a season …
  • Despite collecting huge toll, NHAI has not re-laid roads for nine years 08 Nov 2020 07:56 National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) had collected around ₹822 crore till August 2020 by way of toll on Virudhunagar -Kanniyakumari section since May 2011 but it has not re-laid the road for nine long years. The stretch of this road is part of the …
  • Diwali Fails to Light Up India’s Pandemic-hit Fireworks Industry 06 Nov 2020 14:07 New Delhi — Marieswaran, who runs a small-scale firecracker factory in India’s firecracker capital Sivakasi, saw sales dip 25 percent lower than usual this year and was waiting for the Diwali festival to bring some cheer. But a state government ban on …
  • Today’s weather: Heavy rain lashes many parts of South Peninsula 06 Nov 2020 13:49 Heavy to very heavy rainfall lashed isolated places over Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during the 24 hours ending on Friday morning while heavy rainfall was reported from Coastal Andhra Pradesh, South Interior Karnataka and Kerala during the same period.   …
  • Ban on firecrackers, COVID-19 hits fireworks industry in Tamil Nadu hard 06 Nov 2020 13:47 By PTI CHENNAI: The ban on firecrackers by some state governments has come as a double whammy for the fireworks industry in Tamil Nadu, which cater to 90 per cent of the demand in the country, as they have already been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, …
  • Today’s weather: Heavy rain forecast for Tamil Nadu with southerly bias 06 Nov 2020 05:54 Rain and thundershowers continue to lash Chennai and neighbourhood this (Friday) morning even as the Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, has forecast cloudy skies into mid-noon and possibility of light to moderate thunderstorm across some areas of the …
  • Today’s weather | Fairly widespread rain may lash South Peninsula 05 Nov 2020 13:50 Heavy to very heavy rain poured down over many parts of the South Peninsula during through Wednesday to Thursday morning with Tamil Nadu being the major beneficiary, followed by Kerala, Coastal and South Interior Karnataka and Rayalaseema.  Going forward, …
  • Cyclonic circulation triggers rain in Chennai 05 Nov 2020 07:50 Rainfall resumed over Chennai and its neighbourhood on Wednesday after a gap of a few days due to the presence of a weather system over the Bay of Bengal. The Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert, indicating heavy rainfall and thunderstorms …
  • Today’s weather | Heavy rain forecast for South Tamil Nadu, Kerala 05 Nov 2020 04:25 Heavy rain with thundershower has been forecast at isolated places over Tamil Nadu, mainly in the districts of Madurai, Sivagangai, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram, Theni, Dindigul, Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Coimbatore and Thoothukudi districts as well as over …
  • Justice for kin of electrocuted man as judge directs Tangedco to give Rs 13.86 lakh relief 03 Nov 2020 15:24 Express News Service MADURAI: King ‘Manu Needhi’ Cholan is known for being an ideal judge. Legend has it that he hung a giant bell in front of his palace so that anyone who sought justice could ring it and he or she would be heard. He is said to have …
  • Kanniyakumari, Madurai report 43 fresh cases each 01 Nov 2020 16:39 Kanniyakumari reported 43 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday, which took the district’s tally of positive cases up to 14,947, with 323 active cases. A total of 113 persons were discharged from hospitals in the district. The same number of new cases were …
  • Habitation, burial sites dating back to the megalithic period identified in Tamil Nadu village 31 Oct 2020 22:16 By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: Digging a piece of land for setting up a fish farm led to the discovery of an urn burial site, dating back to the megalithic period, at the Chinnakollappatti village near Sattur a few days ago. This site is reportedly …
  • ‘Waiting’ protest by farmers continues 30 Oct 2020 23:54 Farmers’ protest continues: Farmers staged a ‘waiting’ protest for the third consecutive day on Friday opposing the move to set up high voltage transmission towers on agriculture land in Tirupur district. The state government has been setting up high …
  • CM Edappadi inaugurates 25 air monitoring stations installed across Tamil Nadu at Rs 45 crore 30 Oct 2020 00:21 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has inaugurated 25 Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS) installed across the State at a cost of Rs 45 crore. With Tamil Nadu being a leading industrial State in …
  • Thoothukudi tops southern districts in daily case count 29 Oct 2020 17:06 After a brief lull, the number of fresh COVID-19 cases in Thoothukudi crossed the 50-mark. With reporting of 57 new cases and discharge of 65 people from hospitals on Thursday, Thoothukudi, which has marked a total case count of 14,946, has 468 active …
  • Northeast monsoon sets in Tamil Nadu on a weak note, normal rainfall on the cards 28 Oct 2020 22:58 Express News Service CHENNAI: After a week’s delay, the Northeast monsoon has set in over Tamil Nadu, and in most likelihood, it would be normal. Southwest monsoon withdrew on Wednesday and simultaneously the Northeast monsoon commenced over extreme South …
  • Northeast monsoon arrives over Tamil Nadu 28 Oct 2020 19:28 Northeast monsoon arrived over the south peninsular region, including Tamil Nadu and Kerala, on Wednesday. While the monsoon made a weak onset over the State, it is expected to pick up pace in a few days, according to the Meteorological Department. …
  • ABVP president's appointment to AIIMS Madurai Board draws flak from TN political leaders 28 Oct 2020 17:07 Express News Service MADURAI: The appointment of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) national president Dr Shanmugam Subbiah as a member to the board of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to be established at Madurai drew sharp …
  • Tamil Nadu: Ten new govt colleges have no faculty 27 Oct 2020 08:02 With classes yet to begin, students fear they may be under-prepared for the semester exams that universities plan to hold in DecemberCHENNAI: Ten new government arts and science colleges that have around 2,000 students enrolled for Year 1 have just one …
  • Kin of Varichiyur Selvam arrested in twin murder case 27 Oct 2020 06:48 By Express News Service MADURAI: The district police on Sunday arrested two persons, including the brother of notorious rowdy 'Varichiyur' Selvam, in connection with the murders of Kunnatur panchayat president and Overhead tank (OHT) operator on …
  • Tamil Nadu has 3,400 MBBS seats now and will add 1,650 in future: CM 26 Oct 2020 16:55 From 1,945 MBBS seats in 2010-2011, the number of medical seats in the State has increased to 3,400 now. In the coming years, 11 new government medical colleges would offer 1,650 more seats, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami said. “To enable more …
  • Northeast monsoon to commence in Tamil Nadu from October 28, confirms Met office 26 Oct 2020 12:54 By Express News Service CHENNAI: With northeasterly winds likely to set in at the lower tropospheric levels over the Bay of Bengal, conditions are becoming favourable for further withdrawal of the southwest monsoon and commencement of the northeast monsoon …
  • 5 women die in blast in fireworks factory in Madurai district, CM announces solatium 24 Oct 2020 20:48 Five women were charred to death on Friday after an explosion ripped through a fireworks’ manufacturing unit at Murganeri village in Perayur taluk of Madurai district. The police have identified the victims as M. Veluthai, 45, of S. Paraipatti; P. Lakshmi, …
  • Tamil Nadu: 5 killed in blast at fireworks factory 24 Oct 2020 04:13 Image Source : FILE Tamil Nadu: 5 killed in blast at fireworks factory At least five people, including three women, were killed in a blast at a private fireworks factory in Madurai on Friday, police said. Citing initial probe, police said chemicals that …
  • Six dead, two injured after fire breaks out at firecracker factory in Tamil Nadu's Madurai 23 Oct 2020 22:39 By Express News Service MADURAI: An explosion at a cracker unit in Sengulam village bordering Virudhunagar district killed six persons and injured two more on Friday, according to sources. Fire personnel putting down the blaze at the cracker unit in …
  • Five women killed in blast in Tamil Nadu fireworks factory 23 Oct 2020 18:12 Madurai: At least five women were killed in a blast at a private fireworks factory here on Friday, police said. Citing initial probe, police said chemicals which were being mixed and stuffed caught fire due to friction leading to a series of explosions, …
  • Fall Armyworm found in maize 22 Oct 2020 14:56 : Virudhunagar district administration has come up with an integrated pest control measures to check the attack of Fall Armyworm in maize that has been spotted in different areas in the district. In a statement, Virudhunagar Collector, R Kannan, said that …
  • Hotelier booked as Rs 10-a-plate biryani offer goes awry 20 Oct 2020 00:01 By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: A promotional strategy of selling one plate of biryani for Rs 10 has landed a 29-year-old hotelier in hot water on the inaugural day of his restaurant in Aruppukottai on Sunday. While Zahir Hussain (29), the hotelier, …
  • Small town shoppers drive first leg of festival season sales 18 Oct 2020 22:43 Shoppers from Tier 2 cities and beyond have driven this year’s annual festive season sales that kicked off with Flipkart’s Big Billion Days on Friday and Amazon’s Great Indian Festival sale on Saturday. A whopping 91 per cent of new customers, 66 per cent …
  • Gang stealing high-end motorcycles busted in Chennai 16 Oct 2020 23:02 The police on Friday busted a gang of thieves specialising in stealing high-end motorcycles parked on roads in several parts of Chennai. The stolen bikes were sold to buyers in other districts and States. The police said the gang had established a vast …
  • Covid-19: 27 private hospitals pulled up for violation 16 Oct 2020 01:11 Express News Service CHENNAI: The Health Department has so far taken action against 27 private hospitals across the State for violating standard Covid treatment protocol and charging exorbitant fees. These private hospitals had started treating Covid …
  • 'AIADMK will win all 7 seats in Virudhunagar' 15 Oct 2020 21:15
  • AIADMK will win all seven assembly constituencies in Virudhunagar: Minister KT Rajendra Bhalaji 15 Oct 2020 18:47
  • Overcharging, treatment protocol violation: 27 TN private hospitals have faced Health Dept's wrath 15 Oct 2020 16:11 Express News Service CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Health Department has so far taken action against 27 private hospitals in the state for violations that included charging exorbitant fees for COVID-19 treat and deviating from standard treatment protocol. One …
  • Tamil Nadu to begin serosurveillance study in districts soon: Health Secretary 13 Oct 2020 19:41 Express News Service MADURAI: Tamil Nadu will be commencing a state-wide serosurveillance study on COVID-19 exposure in a week, TN health secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan told The New Indian Express on Tuesday. The ICMR is conducting its own serosurveillance …
  • 36 Amma mobile ration shops for Virudhunagar 12 Oct 2020 16:58 Thirty-six Amma mobile ration shops would be operational to serve 60 places in Virudhunagar district, Minister for Dairy Development K.T. Rajenthra Bhalaji said. Flagging of Amma mobile ration shops in the presence of Collector R. Kannan here on Monday, he …
  • Virudhunagar farmers encouraged to produce certified seeds for vegetables 05 Oct 2020 08:50 For the first time, Department of Horticulture is providing subsidies on various components for farmers interested in producing certified seeds for various vegetables. The department has fixed a target of covering 16.4 hectare of land to produce 7.631 …
  • 153 flood-prone areas identified in Virudhunagar district 03 Oct 2020 16:41 Officials have been instructed to keep a close watch of 153 places identified as vulnerable for flooding during monsoon and prevent inundation. Reviewing the state of preparedness to face north-east monsoon here on Saturday, secretary of Social Welfare and …
  • Virudhunagar: Tasmac liquor shops shut on Fri 10 Sep 2020 14:57
  • Operation Greens: Guava, sapotta farmers in Virudhunagar offered subsidies 28 Aug 2020 08:57 The Department of Agriculture has invited guava and sapotta farmers to avail themselves of the benefits of the ‘Operation Greens’ scheme, by way of a 50% subsidy in transportation charges and cold storage facility rental charges. The scheme is aimed at …
  • Bluetooth masks a hit among Virudhunagar residents 04 Aug 2020 04:54 By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: Masks, the lone fighter in the battle against Coronavirus, is no longer just a protective equipment. It's a fashion statement as well. Ask Nagarajan aka 'Pasumai India' Nagarajan from Virudhunagar who …
  • Number of containment zones in Virudhunagar up 01 Aug 2020 15:42
  • Virudhunagar follows Chennai in Covid number 28 Jul 2020 17:51
  • Record number of deaths, positive cases in Virudhunagar 22 Jul 2020 15:46 Virudhunagar district registered the highest single-day tally of 363 positive cases and death toll of six on Wednesday. With this, the district’s death toll rose to 34 and the total number of cases to 4,287. The day also saw the highest number of patients …
  • Virudhunagar cop suspended for taking bribe 20 Jul 2020 09:27 Representative image MADURAI: A Virudhunagar West police inspector was placed under suspension for having received Rs 16,000 as bribe in a suicide case. A woman named Kogila had committed suicide in January due to a family dispute. Since she died within …
  • Number of active cases crosses 2,000 mark in Virudhunagar 19 Jul 2020 16:22 VIRUDHUNAGAR/MADURAI The number of active COVID-19 cases went past the 2,000-mark to reach 2,071 in Virudhunagar with the addition of 265 fresh cases on Sunday. The total number of positive cases in the district rose to 3,393. The death toll in the …
  • Head constable dies of Covid in Virudhunagar 05 Jul 2020 16:56
  • Wife of COVID-19 victim dies by suicide in Chennai's Virudhunagar 27 Jun 2020 17:44 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The wife of a COVID-19 victim has died of suicide in Virudhunagar, on Saturday. Her 57-year-old husband was a railway booking staff working at Virudhunagar railway station while she was a teacher working at a private school …
  • COVID-19 contact tracing an uphill battle in Virudhunagar village 23 Apr 2020 21:06 By Express News Service MADURAI: Two new positive cases were reported from Kanniseripudhur, a remote village in Virudhunagar, and one from in Srivilliputhur on Thursday. With a total of 22 positive cases reported so far, Virudhunagar has crossed over to …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Cyclone ‘Burevi’ forms in Bay of Bengal, likely to hit South Tamil Nadu on December 4 01 Dec 2020 19:14 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’ has formed over southwest Bay of Bengal and is centred about 370 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 600 km of Pamban and 770 km of Kanniyakumari. Last week Cyclone Nivar had hit the …
  • Today’s weather: Sri Lanka may bear the brunt of second cyclone in Bay 01 Dec 2020 12:45 The second Bay of Bengal cyclone of the ongoing North-East monsoon season is expected to develop late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning as a prevailing deep depression over South-West and adjoining South-East Bay of Bengal gains further momentum …
  • Depression over Bay of Bengal likely to intensify into cyclonic storm, fishing operations suspended 01 Dec 2020 11:41 Image Source : PTI/REPRESENTATIVE Depression over Bay of Bengal likely to intensify into cyclonic storm Fishing operations in the Bay of Bengal region have been suspended from November 30 to December 4 after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on …
  • Tamil Nadu braces for another cyclonic storm, flood scare eases in Pulicat island 30 Nov 2020 17:38 Express News Service CHENNAI: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday confirmed the formation of another cyclonic storm by December 2, which would impact south Tamil Nadu and Kerala coasts. Latest satellite and ship observations indicate that …
  • South Tamil Nadu, Kerala coasts on pre-cyclone watch 30 Nov 2020 15:06 Depression in the bay expected to intensify; heavy rainfall warning across districts Another potential cyclonic storm, brewing over southeast Bay of Bengal may strike the Sri Lanka coast first and then emerge into the Comorin area on December 3, the India …
  • Today’s Weather: Pre-cyclone watch for South Tamil Nadu, South Kerala 30 Nov 2020 12:38 Sunday’s low-pressure area over South-East Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood underwent intensification twice over to become ‘well-marked’ and later a depression, located on Monday afternoon to 680 km East-South-East of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka) and 1,090 km …
  • Chennai braces for more rain this week 30 Nov 2020 01:45 The depression, which will come close to the TN coast on Wednesday, is expected to trigger heavy rain of more than 10cm in the southern suburbs of the city and also in the southern districts of the stateCHENNAI: After a lull, the southern suburbs should …
  • Cyclone Nivar may not be as severe as Gaja, all arrangements in place: Tamil Nadu Minister Udhayakumar 23 Nov 2020 07:55 Express News Service CHENNAI: Pointing out that cyclone Nivar may not be as severe as cyclone Gaja which hit Tamil Nadu during the northeast monsoon in 2018, Revenue Minister RB Udhayakumar today said all arrangements are in place to face cyclone Nivar …
  • Cyclonic storm likely to cross in central Tamil Nadu on November 25 22 Nov 2020 16:36 By Express News Service CHENNAI: A cyclonic storm is likely to cross Tamil Nadu coast between Karaikal and Mahabalipuram around Wednesday (Nov 25) bringing extreme or heavy rainfall to most parts of the state, except the western region. The rainfall is …
  • Low forms in bay, heavy rains in south Tamil Nadu from November 23: IMD 21 Nov 2020 10:54 By Express News Service CHENNAI: A low-pressure area has been formed over the equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining central parts of the South Bay of Bengal, which is very likely to concentrate into a depression during the next 48 hours. It would further …
  • Heavy rain warning issued for eight districts in TN 18 Nov 2020 15:16 Due to the upper air circulation in the Bay of Bengal near Kanniyakumari heavy rain warning has been issued to eight districts in Tamil Nadu. India Meteorological Department (IMD), Chennai Deputy Director General S Balanchandran said that there will be …
  • Today’s weather: Heavy rain forecast for Tamil Nadu with southerly bias 06 Nov 2020 05:54 Rain and thundershowers continue to lash Chennai and neighbourhood this (Friday) morning even as the Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, has forecast cloudy skies into mid-noon and possibility of light to moderate thunderstorm across some areas of the …
  • Today’s weather | Heavy rain forecast for South Tamil Nadu, Kerala 05 Nov 2020 04:25 Heavy rain with thundershower has been forecast at isolated places over Tamil Nadu, mainly in the districts of Madurai, Sivagangai, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram, Theni, Dindigul, Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Coimbatore and Thoothukudi districts as well as over …
  • A hint of hinterlands for kids 01 Nov 2020 22:41 Express News Service CHENNAI: Naresh has the world’s coolest mother — Nandhini. She wakes up at midnight, dons a miner’s lamp and goes to her field to harvest flowers. Will he be able to show everyone at school that she’s a hero? In her book No Nonsense …
  • Madras HC bench pulls up ASI for leaving Tamil out of list of classical languages 09 Oct 2020 16:20 By Express News Service MADURAI: A day after Chief Minister Edappadi Planiswami sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to direct Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to include Master's degree in Tamil as one of the minimum …
  • ASIA/INDIA - Resignation of bishop of Sivagangai 25 Sep 2020 13:29
  • This Madurai architect creates art out of trashed tyres 24 Sep 2020 10:26 At the 20th milestone from Madurai on the Chennai highway, architect N Umar Farook is busy giving second life to discarded tyres of all sizes. His small workshop under a tin shed is now filled with 50 products he created during the lockdown. Customers have …
  • Perfunctory probe by police led to acquittal of accused in several cases: HC 10 Sep 2020 01:08 By Express News Service MADURAI: Observing that lapses in police investigation have led to the acquittal of accused in many cases, the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court posed a series of questions to the Home Secretary and Director General of Police (DGP) …
  • TN unveils Electronics and Hardware Manufacturing Policy, targets $100 billion output by 2025 07 Sep 2020 09:44 Express News Service CHENNAI: In a bid to increase Tamil Nadu’s electronics industry output to USD 100 billion by 2025, Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami on Monday unveiled the Tamil Nadu Electronics and Hardware Manufacturing Policy. The policy is …
  • Twenty Tamil Nadu districts to come under newly created Tiruchy ASI circle 28 Aug 2020 20:09 Express News Service MADURAI: A day after Tamil Nadu Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel announced that a new Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Circle would be formed headquartered in Tiruchy, a formal notification was revealing that 20 Tamil Nadu …
  • BPCL to commission Rs 80 crore bottling plant in Tamil Nadu soon 18 Aug 2020 13:17 By PTI CHENNAI: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd would shortly be commissioning its new state-of-the-art bottling plant in the state aimed to serve the southern districts, a company official said on Tuesday. According to a company official, BPCL has a …
  • BPCL to commission 18 Aug 2020 12:29 According to a company official, BPCL has a customer base of 55.20 lakh families in Tamil Nadu and 86,000 in Puducherry. The company has bottling plants in Chennai, Coimbatore, Tuticorin and Thanjavur. "BPCL will shortly be commissioning the state-of- …
  • 5,871 new cases, 119 deaths in Tamil Nadu 13 Aug 2020 03:38 A little over half of the 5,871 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Tamil Nadu were recorded in Chennai and other northern districts on Wednesday. As the surge continued across the State, another 5,633 persons were discharged and 119 persons …
  • TN Tamil Nadu Board SSLC Class 10th Results 2020: Websites, direct link to get results 10 Aug 2020 14:55 TN Board SSLC 10th Result 2020: Check result at dge.tn.nic.in or tnresults.nic.in. Representational image/ file TN Board SSLC 10th Result 2020: The Tamil Nadu State Board declared the result of class 10 or SSLC board exams on Monday, August 10.  …
  • TN Board SSLC 10th Result 2020 Live Updates: 100% pass percentage in SSLC result 10 Aug 2020 04:54 TN Board SSLC 10th Result 2020 LIVE: Class 10 result to be available at dge.tn.nic.in, tnresults.nic.in. Representational image/ file TN Board SSLC 10th Result 2020 Live: Last year, as many as 95.2 per cent students passed the Tamil Nadu SSLC exam. The …
  • Tamil Nadu Board SSLC 10th Result 2020: How to check 10 Aug 2020 04:54 Tamil Nadu SSLC 10th Result 2020: Around 9.7 lakh students will get their result at dge.tn.gov.in, tnresults.nic.in TN Board SSLC 10th Result 2020: The Tamil Nadu Directorate of Government Examination (TNGDE) declared the result for the SSLC or class 10 …
  • TN Tamil Nadu Board SSLC Class 10th Results 2020: When and where to check 09 Aug 2020 16:04 TN Board SSLC 10th Result 2020: Check result at dge.tn.nic.in or tnresults.nic.in. Representational image/ file TN Board SSLC 10th Result 2020: The Tamil Nadu State Board will declare the result of class 10 or SSLC result on Monday, August 10.  …
  • Tamil Nadu SSLC result 2020 to be declared tomorrow 09 Aug 2020 10:40 TN Board SSLC 10th Result 2020: check result at dge.tn.nic.in, tnresults.nic.in. Representational image/ file TN Board SSLC 10th Result 2020 date and time: Around 9.7 lakh candidates who appeared for the Tamil Nadu SSLC or class 10 exams will get their …
  • A worm’s-eye view 08 Aug 2020 23:49 Prime Minister Narendra Modi with ministers. (Express photo by Prem Nath Pandey) A few days ago, Dr Manmohan Singh co-authored with Mr Praveen Chakravarthy (The Hindu, August 3, 2020) an essay on reviving the Indian economy. It contained three simple …
  • Tamil Nadu TN Board SSLC results to be declared on Monday 07 Aug 2020 14:20 Tamil Nadu Board SSLC 10th Result 2020 Date and Time: Check result at dge.tn.nic.in, tnresults.nic.in. Representational image/ file   TN Board SSLC 10th Result 2020 date and time: The Tamil Nadu State Board will declare the result of class 10 or SSLC …
  • TN’s southern districts see dip in Covid-19 cases 05 Aug 2020 08:56 There was a marginal dip in fresh cases of COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu as 5,063 persons tested positive for the infection on Tuesday. However, for the second consecutive day, more than 100 deaths were recorded. As many as 6,501 persons were discharged from …
  • Thundershowers lash several parts of Chennai and its suburbs 28 Jul 2020 21:33 A scorching day ended with thundershowers lashing several parts of the city towards the evening on Tuesday. Many parts of the city and its suburbs, including Chitlapakkam, Chembarambakkam and Kolapakkam, received a good amount of rain, accompanied by …
  • CM lays foundation stone for museum in Keezhadi 20 Jul 2020 12:33 By Chennaivision in Chennai News July 20, 2020 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today laid foundation stone for a state-of-the-art museum at Keezhadi in Sivaganga district. Keezhadi excavation site is a Sangam period settlement that is …
  • TN CM lays foundation stone for Keeladi museum 20 Jul 2020 11:44 The museum will be built by the heritage wing of public works department at Rs 12.21 crore on 81 cents of land...Read More MADURAI: Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday laid the foundation stone for a museum at Konthagai village near …
  • Coronavirus | New high as State records 4,807 cases 18 Jul 2020 22:35 It was yet another high for Tamil Nadu as it reported 4,807 new cases of COVID-19 and 88 deaths on Saturday. The fatalities included 46 persons who died on July 17 alone. Of the fresh cases, Chennai accounted for 1,219 infections, while neighbouring …
  • Tamil Nadu records 4526 new COVID-19 cases, 13-year-old among 67 dead 14 Jul 2020 15:21 Express News Service CHENNAI: Sinduja Jane Tamil Nadu on Tuesday recorded 4,526 new COVID-19 cases and 67 deaths, including that of a 13-years-old girl, taking the tally to 1,47,324 and toll 2,099. Although fresh cases continue to decline in Chennai, the …
  • A calling beyond duty: police personnel compose awareness songs on COVID-19 14 Jul 2020 11:31 The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out some hidden skills of police personnel in the city, and most are using their talents to create awareness about COVID-19 amongst the general public. One of these, is officer K. Prabakaran, deputy commissioner, St. …
  • CM Palaniswami lays foundation for Kallakurichi Medical College 05 Jul 2020 00:51 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday laid the foundation for the Kallakurichi Medical College to be established at a cost of Rs 381.76 crore, through the video conferencing facility at the secretariat. The …
  • TN Covid count past 90k; recovery rate also up 01 Jul 2020 04:38 A doctor takes a swab to test for the coronavirus disease at primary health center in Chennai CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 tally breached the 90,000-mark with 3,943 new infections reported on Tuesday. Sixty more deaths in the last 24 hours pushed the …
  • In 24 hours, Tamil Nadu toll zooms past 1k-mark 28 Jun 2020 02:53 Picture used for representational purpose only CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 death toll breached the four-digit mark to touch 1,025 with 68 fatalities reported on Saturday. The fatality rate has gone to 1.3% from 0.9% a fortnight ago. The state added 3, …
  • DMK MLA from Cheyyur tests positive for COVID-19 27 Jun 2020 06:59 Besides Chennai, 191 cases were reported in Chengalpattu, 98 in Kancheepuram, 170 in Thiruvallur, 10 each in Ariyalur and Nagapattinam, 29 in Coimbatore, 21 in Cuddalore, 15 in Dindigul, five each in Erode and Thiruvarur, 25 each in Kallakurichi and …
  • TN: 1,541 new cases in 4 dists under lockdown 20 Jun 2020 02:11 Picture used for representational purpose only CHENNAI: Even as the 12-day intense lockdown began in the four northern districts of Tamil Nadu, they accounted for most of the 2,115 fresh cases on Friday. Chennai had 1,322 cases, Chengalpet 95, Thiruvallur …
  • 36 IAS officers to monitor fight against COVID-19 across Tamil Nadu 18 Jun 2020 10:35 Express News Service CHENNAI: The state government has appointed monitoring officers for 33 districts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Three officers had already been appointed to Chengalpattu, Thiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts in May. For Chennai, …
  • Suspecting foul play, Madras HC transfers civil disupte case to to CB-CID from Madurai's DCB 16 Jun 2020 06:37 By Express News Service MADURAI: Suspecting foul play in an investigation into a civil dispute pertaining to a property in Madurai by the District Crime Branch (DCB) of Sivaganga, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court transferred the investigation to …
  • Coimbatore now Koyampuththoor: Cities get new Tamil names 11 Jun 2020 23:28 The decision also left the Tamil literary circle divided in its opinion. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) To impress upon the significance of Tamil phonetics, the AIADMK government has issued a government order amending the English spelling of 1,018 cities and …
  • Tamil Nadu's COVID-19 curve rises through weekend 08 Jun 2020 08:54 Chennai: Until a week ago, a large number of incoming persons returning to Tamil Nadu, particularly Maharashtra, were adding to its overall burgeoining numbers of persons testing positive for Covid-19 novel coronavirus. But that trend now looks to be …
  • 700 stranded Indians repatriated from Maldives 07 Jun 2020 13:24 The repatriates, included 655 male and 45 females. More than 470 persons suffered job loss due to the lockdown...Read More TUTICORIN: As many as 700 repatriated Indians reached V O Chidambaranar Port Trust in Tuticorin on Sunday as part of operation ‘ …
  • Women held for 'advising' sacrifice of teen girl 04 Jun 2020 19:57 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: The alleged black magician Vasanthi and her aide Murugayi were arrested by the Pudukkottai police on Thursday in connection with the murder of a 13-year-girl in Gandharvakottai. On Tuesday, the girl's father was …
  • Black magician arrested for telling father to carry out 'human sacrifice' of 13-year-old girl 04 Jun 2020 15:10 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: A black magician Vasanthi and her aide Murugayi were arrested by the Pudukkottai police on Thursday for the murder of a 13-year-old girl in Gandharvakottai. On Tuesday, the girl's father was arrested and the police …
  • TN extends lockdown till June 30, CM opens up public bus transport zone-wise 01 Jun 2020 17:17 The AIADMK government has chosen to pursue a policy of caution and kept most of the general restrictions in operation until June 30 Chennai: In no mood for the central govenment's enthusiasm to unlock the country, the Tamil Nadu government has decided …
  • No unlockdown for Tamil Nadu until June 30 31 May 2020 19:44 Chennai: In no mood for the central govenment's enthusiasm to unlock the country, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to extend its Covid-19 containment and control measures until June 30 midnight, chief minister, Edappadi K Palaniswami announced …
  • Tamil Nadu government makes e-pass mandatory for inter-zone and inter-state travel 31 May 2020 15:26 By Express News Service CHENNAI: All the inter-zone travellers including rail passengers are required to obtain e-pass issued by the State government. “Transportation by car, two-wheeler, bus and train within the zones can be carried out without e-pass. …
  • COVID-19: After two months, public transportation to resume in Tamil Nadu from Monday 31 May 2020 05:56 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Nearly after two months train and bus services to resume across the State from tomorrow barring Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chengalpattu districts. While the buses last operated on March 24, train service remains …
  • Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: New care facility in Chennai; state records 938 new cases 30 May 2020 18:20 With the total number of COVID-19 cases in state capital Chennai having touched 13,980, data released by the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) indicates that Royapuram (Zone 5) has the highest number of cases in the city. (PTI) Few days after domestic …
  • RTO officials acquitted in ‘bribery’ case 20 May 2020 07:32 By Express News Service MADURAI: Acquitting two Sivagangai Regional Transport Officer (RTO) officials, who were convicted for demanding bribe from an autorickshaw owner for releasing his vehicle in 2008, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court …
  • CM Palaniswami blames vendors for Koyambedu cluster formation 13 May 2020 15:40 Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami broke his silence about the Koyambedu cluster on Wednesday after chairing a review meeting with district collectors. The Chief Minister blamed the vendors for not cooperating with the government in …
  • Tamil Nadu reports 716 Covid-19 cases and eight more deaths 12 May 2020 16:10 Chennai: Tamil Nadu reported yet another day of over 700 cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday. The State recorded 716 people testing positive for the infection and registered eight deaths on Tuesday, the government media bulletin confirmed. This comes after the …
  • Coronavirus | Fatalities dog Andhra Pradesh, Telangana battle against virus 10 May 2020 05:42 Andhra Pradesh has reported three more COVID-19 deaths and 43 fresh cases after 8,388 new samples were tested. Telangana reported 31 fresh cases and one death. In Kerala, two expatriates who returned by the first evacuation flights on May 7 tested positive …
  • Tamil Nadu reports 4 COVID-19 fatalities, death toll reaches 44; 526 test positive 10 May 2020 03:49 Image Source : PTI Tamil Nadu reports 4 COVID-19 fatalities, death toll reaches 44 Four COVID-19 deaths were reported in Tamil Nadu on Saturday with the state recording 526 more positive cases, including a five-day-old baby, taking the total number to 6, …
  • Lockdown compliance in Chennai least in Tamil Nadu: IIT study 08 May 2020 04:22 NEW DELHI: Days before Koyambedu market, a wholesale hub in Chennai, emerged as a major hotspot leading to a spike of at least 215 new Covid-19 cases, a team of researchers at IIT-Madras had submitted reports to state government officials based on their …
  • Increased mobility in Tamil Nadu in lockdown 3.0, says IIT study 06 May 2020 19:48 NEW DELHI: Days before Koyambedu market, a wholesale hub in Chennai, emerged as a major hotspot leading to a spike of over 200 new Covid-19 cases, a team of researchers at IIT-Madras had submitted reports to state government officials based on their work …
  • How waste from hospitals, hotspots are disposed 11 Apr 2020 08:36 By Express News Service TIRUCHY: With hospitals in the district having shut their outpatient departments (OPDs), generation of biomedical waste has greatly reduced. Biomedical waste from all hospitals, including Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital …
  • Kazhaikoothadis lose balance of their lives 08 Apr 2020 04:40 Express News Service NAGAPATTINAM: Nomadic tribal street performers - Kazhaikoothadis - are the latest community to join the list of people affected by the lockdown. After folk artistes and Narikuravs, Kazhaikoothadis, who are street performers and rope …
  • 110 more COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu, all linked to Tablighi Jamaat conference in Delhi 01 Apr 2020 15:16 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu confirmed a whopping 110 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, all of whom were linked to the Tablighi Jamaat conference in Delhi last month. This has brought the number of cases in the state to 234. The state confirmed …
  • Covid-19: Tamil Nadu witnesses steep rise in cases 01 Apr 2020 14:54 The number of Covid-19 positive cases went up steeply in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, taking the total tally to 234 cases. All the 110 new active cases were linked to the 3-day Tablighi Jamaat conference at the Markaz Nizamuddin mosque which was attended by …
  • Sharp rise in number of persons under home quarantine in Tiruchy 28 Mar 2020 06:18 By Express News Service TIRUCHY: Families of 4,120 persons are under home quarantine in Tiruchy. Home quarantine stickers have been pasted outside the houses of 2,262 persons and would be pasted outside the homes of their contacts by Friday night, said …
  • No tea shops in TN from today, new hospitals to come up, cops disrupt those on roads 26 Mar 2020 06:26 Tea shops have been ordered to close from today in Tamil Nadu, as people are found thronging the outlets during the lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic. The Tamil Nadu government has decided to set up new hospitals to treat Covid-19 …
  • Two siblings rescued from bonded labour in Tiruvarur 13 Mar 2020 07:28 By Express News Service TIRUVARUR: Two brothers aged 12 and 13 have been released from a life of bonded labour. They were employed in herding goats near Valangaiman in Tiruvarur district. According to sources, ChildLine number 1098 received a call …
  • Annual feast of St. Anthony’s Church in Katchatheevu celebrated strengthening goodwill between Sri Lanka and India 08 Mar 2020 10:46 * Annual feast of St. Anthony's Church in Katchatheevu celebrated strengthening goodwill between Sri Lanka and India Sun, Mar 8, 2020, 12:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Mar 08, Colombo: The annual festival of St. Anthony’s Church in …
  • Aruldoss takes on a new avatar 20 Feb 2020 20:40 VPopular cinematographer turned villain/ character artiste Aruldoss has added one more feather to his cap. He is taking on the avatar of a producer. The new movie is interestingly titled Therum Porum. The movie has Dinesh as the protagonist and is …
  • Dindigul: Bull brought for Jallikattu dies after falling into well 14 Feb 2020 23:54 By Express News Service DINDIGUL: A bull that was brought for a jallikattu event in Kosavapatti village near Sanarpatti died after it ran amok and fell into a nearby well. The event was organised as part of festival at St.Antony church in the village.  …
  • TNPSC scam:  Will CBI probe be ordered? 30 Jan 2020 15:02 CB-CID officials have arrested a police officer from Sivagangai district in connection with the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) Group 4 examination scam. Four candidates, relatives of the arrested police officer Siththandi, from Group 2A and …
  • Inter-faith married couple in Tamil Nadu seeks police protection, claim 'families threatening them' 29 Jan 2020 17:55 By Express News Service NAGAPATTINAM: A Hindu bride and Muslim groom from Sivagangai district who wed in Nagapattinam on Monday sought police protection on Tuesday as they alleged harassment and threats from their respective families. Durga (name changed) …
  • Harvester owners hope to reap profit this samba season 27 Jan 2020 07:19 This samba paddy season is all set to provide a bumper harvest not only for farmers but also for owners of harvester machines. Timely availability of water for irrigation resulted in a good season and the crop will be ready for harvest during January- …
  • DMK, Congress cool tempers after fissures break over local poll seat-sharing 18 Jan 2020 07:34 CHENNAI: Opposition parties DMK and Congress took steps to cool tempers after frosty exchanges between leaders from both sides over the last week, triggered by differences over local body seat-sharing between the alliance partners. After meeting DMK chief …
  • Northeast monsoon bows out, bestowing water but sparing people from damage caused by cyclones 12 Jan 2020 04:55 When the northeast monsoon officially withdrew on January 10, it had left the State with far more water than when it blew into Tamil Nadu. It also allowed the residents of Chennai to heave a sigh of relief because they wouldn’t have to scrounge for water …
  • DMK-led alliance emerges victorious in Tamil Nadu local body polls 04 Jan 2020 13:08 The results have brought to light the people’s faith in DMK, they have taught a lesson to the ruling government, said DMK leader MK Stalin. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and its alliance partners Saturday established clear leads in the rural body …
  • NEET PG 2020 exam on Sunday, check important details 04 Jan 2020 04:12 Madurai: Thousands of doctors across India are set to write their National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Post Graduate (Neet-PG) exam 2020 on Sunday for a seat in the specialty MD, MS and PG diploma courses available at various government and private …
  • DMK slightly ahead in tough local body poll fight 04 Jan 2020 01:28 Express News Service CHENNAI: The results of rural body polls in 27 districts gave enough reasons for both the DMK and the AIADMK to rejoice and claim victory. The DMK-led alliance had a significant lead in the total number of seats won, a first since 1996 …
  • National Weather Forecast: Tuesday, December 17 17 Dec 2019 06:15 The Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, under the India Meteorological Department (IMD), expects parts of South Tamil Nadu to receive heavy rainfall on Thursday (day after tomorrow). The prevailing northerly to north-easterlies had sprung a surprise …
  • Tamil Nadu: Ahead of polls, panchayat posts 'sold off' for Rs 65 lakh, Collector orders probe 10 Dec 2019 17:26 In the first phase on December 27, 156 panchayats will go to polls in Tamil Nadu. With rural body elections in Tamil Nadu to be held in less than three weeks, a purported video of villagers “selling off” the president and vice-president posts in their …
  • Meteorological Department to install weather monitors at schools, ASI sites 09 Dec 2019 21:48 In an attempt to improve weather forecasts and reach out to people, the Meteorological Department will tie up with a few Kendriya Vidyalaya schools and the Archaeological Survey of India to install automatic weather stations across Tamil Nadu. At present, …
  • Counter sought from State on pleas against new toll plazas 06 Dec 2019 05:23 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has sought counter from the State government on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking direction to remove the three newly established toll plazas in the Ring Road that …
  • An exhibition of findings from an excavation site throws light on the life of ancient Tamils 03 Dec 2019 08:05 P Sukanya from Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivagangai, cannot take her eyes off the beautiful orange coloured stone encased inside a glass box. Her mouth wide open, she lines up with her classmates in front of the tiny oval Carnelian ring …
  • ‘Nine Rupees an Hour’ review: More work, less wages – Grim stories from rural Tamil Nadu 09 Nov 2019 12:53 Podhumani’s wage remained ₹60 for about 17 years and yet she never complains of work or her ‘bhoomi’; Kamatchi, a Poikkal kuthirai artiste, used to be paid ₹5 per performance and still takes pride in the art form. Five such artistes were taken to Delhi in …
  • Chennai: Man wanted in several robbery cases held 07 Nov 2019 22:17 Chennai: A 34-year-old man with over 15 robbery cases against him in Tamil Nadu, was arrested here on Thursday and 30 sovereigns of jewellery were recovered from him. John Bosco (34) , a native of Muthugulathur, Ramanathapuram was arrested from Pudupet, …
  • Cyclone Maha to bring rains to TN in next 48 hours 01 Nov 2019 11:51 Tamil Nadu is set to get more widespread rains over the next 48 hours due to Cyclone Maha which is brewing over the Lakshadweep area in the Arabian Sea, The effect was already felt on Wednesday, when Chennai witnessed rains through the day. Deep depression …
  • More rains predicted due to low pressure, 120 fishermen missing 30 Oct 2019 19:18 With rains continuing to lash several parts of Tamil Nadu including Chennai, isolated places in the State and Puducherry are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rains for two days, thanks to a new low pressure. According to Met officials, the low …
  • 'Cyclone Maha' to cause widespread rains in Tamil Nadu for next 48 hours 30 Oct 2019 18:20 By Express News Service The pull effect of "Cyclone Maha" over Lakshadweep area would bring widespread rains for Tamil Nadu for next 48 hours before entering a dry spell. On Wednesday, several districts of the State, including Chennai got …
  • Rain lashes parts of city, to continue for few more days 20 Oct 2019 21:28 Rain lashed several parts of the city on Sunday, and will continue for a few more days. Areas like Perambur, ICF, Alwarpet, T. Nagar, Adyar, Anna Salai, Ashok Nagar, Mambalam and Thoraipakkam received good showers on Sunday morning, while several other …
  • Glossy art on glass 04 Oct 2019 02:08 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Glass paintings have become popular artefacts that art lovers and others like to collect. Hemalatha Varadharajan from Tamil Nadu is one artist who knows how to turn a drab cup into a piece of art. She is conducting …
  • Tamil Nadu govt to step up research, excavations at Keeladi 26 Sep 2019 21:42 Samples of potsherds collected from the Keeladi archaeology site. (Courtesy: Tamil Nadu State Archaeology Department) A WEEK after a report published by the Tamil Nadu State Archaeology Department detailed evidence that the Sangam era of South India and …
  • Thangamayil Jewellery Ltd to open new branch at Ilayangudi 09 Sep 2019 19:56 Thangamayil Jewellery Ltd will be opening its new branch at Ilayangudi, Sivagangai District, Tamil Nadu on September 12, 2019. Shares of Thangamayil Jewellery Ltd was last trading in BSE at Rs.311.5 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 308. The total …
  • Thangamayil Jewellery Ltd announces opening of 4 new branches in Tamil Nadu 22 Aug 2019 09:17 Thangamayil Jewellery Ltd has announced the opening of new branches in Tamil Nadu. - Natham - Dindigul District, 40th Branch - Opened on 3rd August, 2019. - Manamadurai - Sivagangai District, 41st Branch - Opening on 25th August, 2019 - Vedachandur - …
  • A multi-faith crowd of 100,000 gather in Tamil Nadu for the procession of Saint James 27 Jul 2019 16:46 St James is the first Catholic church on Rameswaram Island. The spread of Christianity on the island is the work of the Servant of God Antonio Criminali, the second martyr of India. Its façade has a cross as well as Hindu and Islamic symbols, to show that …
  • Three Tamil Nadu districts get set for pre-test Census of India, 2021 27 Jul 2019 00:35 CHENNAI: With the next general census due in the country in the year  2021, the Union Home ministry has notified under the Census Act, conducting of 'pre-test census of India 2021' in all the States and Union Territories from August 12, 2019, to …
  • 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 …
  • TN SSLC 10th Result 2018 Declared at tnresults.nic.in; Sivagangai district tops with 98% 23 May 2018 05:01 TN SSLC 10th result 2018: TNDGE has announced the result at tnresult.nic.in TN SSLC 10th results 2018: The results of SSLC or Class 10 examinations has been declared today, May 23, 2018 at tnresults.nic.in. Directorate of Government Examinations (DGE) …
  • Three killed in manjuvirattu, jallikattu in Sivagangai district 16 Jan 2018 21:24 Madurai: Two spectators were gored to death and 46 sustained injuries at a Siravayal manjuvirattu event held in this village in Sivagangai district on Tuesday.  The police identified the victims as Ramanathan (38) of Kazhanivasal near Karaikudi and Kasi ( …
  • Tamil Nadu: Sivagangai Jallikattu attempts Guinness record, ends in tragedy with 2 deaths 17 Apr 2017 10:49 Two onlookers were killed and over 80 injured during a jallikattu event in Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu. The organisers were attempting to set a Guinness record by releasing maximum number of bulls within a short period of time when the tragedy took …
  • Kalpathi Group enters ed-tech space with Rs 50 cr investment in new venture 01 Dec 2020 09:31 The Rs 4,000 crore Kalpathi Group has entered the $1.96 billion ed-tech space by launching Veranda Learning Solution with an initial investment of around Rs 50 crore. The 25-year old Group, which was started by Suresh Kalpathi with his two brothers, has …
  • Today’s Weather: Rain clouds drift into coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry 30 Nov 2020 04:04 The well-marked low-pressure area lies over South-East Bay of Bengal is expected to concentrate into a depression today (Monday) and intensify further thereafter, move west-north-westwards, and reach near the South Tamil Nadu coast around Wednesday. The …
  • Tamil Nadu weatherman explains why Nivar withered... 29 Nov 2020 22:49 Express News Service While Tamil Nadu was bracing for strong winds ahead of Nivar, it’s impact was rather mellow. Weather blogger Pradeep John who is fondly called as Tamil Nadu Weatherman tells SUSHMITHA RAMAKRISHNAN why Nivar was not as violent as …
  • Two transwomen held in Tiruchy for allegedly forcing trans teen into flesh trade  29 Nov 2020 16:08 By Express News Service TIRUCHY: Two transwomen were arrested in Tiruchy on Sunday for allegedly harassing a 14-year-old, who identifies as female, and pushing the teen into prostitution. The incident came to light following a complaint filed by the …
  • 97 organs harvested during pandemic: Palaniswami 28 Nov 2020 22:44 By Express News Service CHENNAI: A total of 97 organs were harvested from 27 donors during the Covid-19 pandemic for organ transplant surgeries in Tamil Nadu, said Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami in a statement.  The CM said he was overwhelmed to …
  • Three transwomen booked 28 Nov 2020 15:00 The No. 1 Tollgate police on Friday registered a case against three transwomen for alleged sexual assault of a transsexual boy. According to the complaint given by the 14-year-old boy from Theni, Sathya and Aparna of Tollgate had met him at a bus stop in …
  • Shaniba’s biryani tale 26 Nov 2020 02:29 Express News Service KOCHI: The love for Biryani transcends all boundaries, and united Indians. Hyderabad to Dindigul to Thalassery, a good plateful of biryani can undoubtedly brighten up our day. Even within the state, the north and south has their own …
  • Video conference facility for govt observation homes 25 Nov 2020 23:13 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday commissioned video conference facilities at six government observation homes and a special home for juveniles, set up at a cost of Rs 2.60 crore.  With this facility, cases …
  • Sex racket busted, two imprisoned 24 Nov 2020 23:51 Coimbatore: The rural police have busted a sex racket that was functioning out of a lodge at Neelambur on the outskirts of the city with the arrest of two pimps and rescued two women victims. Police have seized a motorcycle and two mobile phones from the …
  • Cyclones moving west-northwestwards yield good rain 24 Nov 2020 23:18 As Tamil Nadu braces for Nivar that is expected to cross its coast as a very severe cyclonic storm, records over the past two decades show that many of the storms that moved west-northwestwards had yielded a good amount of rain at the time of their …
  • 32 test positive for COVID-19 in Madurai 24 Nov 2020 16:25 As many as 32 people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Madurai district on Tuesday, taking the tally, since the pandemic started in late March, to 19,565. The day saw 42 discharges from hospitals. Theni district reported 14 new cases and the tally till …
  • Man murdered in Theni 23 Nov 2020 16:40 THENI Theni police arrested a man and his son on the charges of murder here on Monday. Police said that Maheswari (39) wife of Paramasivam was living in Miranda Line in Government Hospital Road here with her husband. It is said that some two years ago, she …
  • WATCH | Grand lorry theft: Police chase man for 60 km after he tries to steal truck in Tamil Nadu 22 Nov 2020 12:54 Express News Service TIRUCHY: In a hot pursuit, a police team chased a miscreant who was on the run after hijacking a lorry from a rice mill in Mannapparai on Saturday night. The chase lasted for almost 60 kms, from Manapparai till Gandhi Market area, in …
  • Special campaign held 21 Nov 2020 16:12 DINDIGUL As part of including eligible names in the electoral rolls, a special campaign was launched in the district on Saturday. The Election Commission of India had instructed to hold special camps (two days in November and two days in December). On …
  • Seniors upset as Udhayanidhi chosen to open 100-day election campaign? 21 Nov 2020 02:02 Express News Service CHENNAI/NAGAPATTINAM: Covid restrictions are still in place, but every single political party in Tamil Nadu has begun campaigning works for the fast-approaching Assembly elections. The DMK turned out to be the last entrant to the …
  • Outfits to protest as BJP plans to conduct Vel Yatra in dist tomorrow 20 Nov 2020 23:47 Coimbatore: The Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam (TPDK) and 17 other political outfits and various organisations would lay siege to the city police commissionerate here on Sunday at 10am, to condemn the AIADMK government and police for their failure to …
  • Active cases in Tamilnadu fall below 14,000 in TN 20 Nov 2020 09:27 The number of active cases in the state has fallen below 14,000 as the State reported 1,707 COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths on Thursday. The total tally at present is 7,64,989 and toll is 11,550 on Thursday. As many as 2,251 people were discharged following …
  • Tamil Nadu reports 1,707 COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths 19 Nov 2020 17:44 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu reported 1,707 COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths, taking the tally to 7,64,989 and toll to 11,550 on Thursday. The number of active cases in the state has fallen below 14,000. After 2,251 people were discharged …
  • 1,714 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in State 19 Nov 2020 02:27 As many as 1,714 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the State on Wednesday, taking the tally of active cases, including those under isolation, to 14,470. Among those who tested positive were three passengers who had arrived by flight from West Bengal …
  • They spent a night without shelter to see their daughter get medical seat 19 Nov 2020 02:03 Express News Service CHENNAI: For the past two years, S Archana had made preparing for NEET her only activity. Day and night, she toiled for a medical seat. Poverty and the lack of resources for a private coaching and digital learning did not slow her down …
  • Cheers and happy tears as NEET quota beneficiaries get allocated seats 18 Nov 2020 18:05 Express News Service CHENNAI: Like several others, S Archana, daughter of M Sakthivel and S Revathi, had been burning the midnight oil to crack the National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET), for the past two years. The family's joy knew no bounds …
  • Form committee to look into thefts of free laptops, HC tells State 18 Nov 2020 06:52 By Express News Service MADURAI: Observing that “all is not well” with the implementation of the Tamil Nadu government's free laptop scheme, the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court recently directed the State government to form a special committee to …
  • Wet spell today for South TN, Kerala, Lakshadweep 18 Nov 2020 06:48 Southern parts of Tamil Nadu continued to be in focus this morning, with the Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, locating intense convective clouds Kanniyakumari, Natham and Tiruchendur in South Tamil Nadu with the potential to cause heavy rainfall. …
  • Tamil Nadu Cricket Association leagues to resume next month 18 Nov 2020 03:04 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) has decided to resume first division league matches from December 10 and games in other division from the third week of December. Confirmation of dates is expected next week after …
  • Man dies in TN shooting, murder case on 80-yr-old 18 Nov 2020 02:35 Dindigul: A day after being shot at by an 80-year-old man in a land dispute in Palani, P Subramani, 60, died of injuries at the government Rajaji hospital in Madurai on Tuesday without responding to treatment. The victim had suffered injuries to his …
  • Covid-19: Tamil Nadu reports 1,652 cases, 18 deaths; 2 patients discharged after long hospitalisation 17 Nov 2020 18:12 Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu on Tuesday reported 1,652 Covid-19 cases and 18 deaths, taking the tally to 7,61,568 and the toll to 11,513.  With 2,314 more people being discharged after treatment, the state has now 15,085 active cases. Only …
  • Man injured in Palani shootout dies 17 Nov 2020 07:29 By Express News Service DINDIGUL: One of the two men who suffered bullet injuries when an 80-year-old theatre hall owner opened fire at them over a land dispute, succumbed to the injuries at Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai in the late hours on Monday …
  • Weather: Heavy rain bands move to southern parts of Tamil Nadu 17 Nov 2020 06:19 Satellite pictures this (Tuesday) morning showed intimidating clusters of rain clouds converging over South Coastal Tamil Nadu with the Regional Meteorological Centre in Chennai warning that these intense convective clouds have the potential to cause …
  • Movie hall owner arrested after shooting two people over land dispute in Tamil Nadu 16 Nov 2020 11:21 By Express News Service DINDIGUL: Tension prevailed at Appar Street in Palani after a cinema hall owner shot two persons in broad daylight in connection with a land dispute. The injured were rushed to hospital, while police arrested the gunman. According …
  • Intense clouds over TN coast promise more rain; coastal areas to benefit 16 Nov 2020 06:14   The Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, said this morning that intense convective clouds over the Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, Puducherry and Cuddalore districts have the potential to continue the heavy rainfall activity over …
  • Weather | North-East monsoon active over South Peninsula 15 Nov 2020 12:12 Chengalpattu district in Tamil Nadu received the heaviest of rainfall during the 24 hours ending on Sunday morning even as rain and thunderstorms targeted Chennai and adjoining Coastal Andhra Pradesh on Sunday with the North-East monsoon entering an …
  • EPS chairs review meeting ahead of cyclone Burevi’s expected arrival 01 Dec 2020 21:57 By Express News Service CHENNAI/THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The turbulent Bay in the east is set to unleash another cyclone on Tamil Nadu even as the official machinery is gearing up to mitigate its fury. Early on Tuesday, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami …
  • Govt ready to tackle cyclone crisis: RB Udhayakumar 01 Dec 2020 21:50 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Southern districts are expected to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next two days as the deep depression in the Bay of Bengal is likely to develop into cyclone and may touch Kanniyakumari shores on Thursday …
  • Cyclone ‘Burevi’ forms in Bay of Bengal, likely to hit South Tamil Nadu on December 4 01 Dec 2020 19:14 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’ has formed over southwest Bay of Bengal and is centred about 370 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 600 km of Pamban and 770 km of Kanniyakumari. Last week Cyclone Nivar had hit the …
  • Cyclone Burevi to hit near Kanyakumari on December 4: IMD 01 Dec 2020 18:27 Boats anchored at a coastal area before the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, in Mamallapuram. (PTI Photo/ Nov. 25, 2020.)Cyclonic storm Burevi has formed in the Bay of Bengal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced late on Tuesday evening. Named …
  • NDRF teams ready for assistance 01 Dec 2020 13:51 A team of National Disaster Rescue Force with 60 personnel from Arakkonam, led by Deputy Commander Vaithyalingam, arrived here on Tuesday. As heavy rainfall has been forecast in the four southern districts till December 4 in the wake of cyclonic activity …
  • 63 relief centres set up in Thoothukudi 01 Dec 2020 13:51 Besides creating 63 relief centres to receive relocated population due to possible heavy downpour in the wake of Cyclone Burevi, the Thoothukudi district administration has kept ready 30,000 sand bags to plug breaches in irrigation tanks. As cyclone Burevi …
  • Today’s weather: Sri Lanka may bear the brunt of second cyclone in Bay 01 Dec 2020 12:45 The second Bay of Bengal cyclone of the ongoing North-East monsoon season is expected to develop late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning as a prevailing deep depression over South-West and adjoining South-East Bay of Bengal gains further momentum …
  • All ports in TN, Puducherry told to hoist warning signal no. 3 01 Dec 2020 11:59   All the ports in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry have been advised by the Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, to hoist Port Warning Signal No 3 ― port threatened by local bad weather like squally winds. However, an official at the Chennai Port Trust said …
  • Depression over Bay of Bengal likely to intensify into cyclonic storm, fishing operations suspended 01 Dec 2020 11:41 Image Source : PTI/REPRESENTATIVE Depression over Bay of Bengal likely to intensify into cyclonic storm Fishing operations in the Bay of Bengal region have been suspended from November 30 to December 4 after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on …
  • Today’s weather: Deep depression may become cyclone later today 01 Dec 2020 06:25 The depression over South-East Bay of Bengal moved nearly westwards and has intensified into a deep depression (a gust away from being categorised as a cyclone) and lay centreed early this (Tuesday) morning over the South-East and adjoining South-West Bay …
  • Interstate gang of car thieves busted 01 Dec 2020 00:41 Coimbatore: The Madukkarai police on Monday busted a gang that stole luxury cars from Bengaluru and seized 11 vehicles worth Rs 1.5 crore from a garage at Sundarapuram here. Coimbatore superintendent of police Ara Arularasu had received a tip off about a …
  • After Nivar, cyclone 'Burevi' to affect Tamil Nadu, Kerala 30 Nov 2020 18:07 Image Source : PTI After Nivar, cyclone 'Burevi' to affect Tamil Nadu, Kerala The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday announced that a cyclone brewing in the Bay of Bengal is likely to affect Tamil Nadu and Kerala, less than a week …
  • Tamil Nadu braces for another cyclonic storm, flood scare eases in Pulicat island 30 Nov 2020 17:38 Express News Service CHENNAI: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday confirmed the formation of another cyclonic storm by December 2, which would impact south Tamil Nadu and Kerala coasts. Latest satellite and ship observations indicate that …
  • South Tamil Nadu, Kerala coasts on pre-cyclone watch 30 Nov 2020 15:06 Depression in the bay expected to intensify; heavy rainfall warning across districts Another potential cyclonic storm, brewing over southeast Bay of Bengal may strike the Sri Lanka coast first and then emerge into the Comorin area on December 3, the India …
  • LIC employees stage demo in support of farmers protesting in New Delhi 30 Nov 2020 12:41 Expressing solidarity with the farmers protesting against the farm laws in New Delhi, the Life Insurance Corporation employees staged a demonstration in front of their offices in Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Thoothukudi and Kanniyakumari districts on Monday. In …
  • Today’s Weather: Pre-cyclone watch for South Tamil Nadu, South Kerala 30 Nov 2020 12:38 Sunday’s low-pressure area over South-East Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood underwent intensification twice over to become ‘well-marked’ and later a depression, located on Monday afternoon to 680 km East-South-East of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka) and 1,090 km …
  • Tamil Nadu weatherman explains why Nivar withered... 29 Nov 2020 22:49 Express News Service While Tamil Nadu was bracing for strong winds ahead of Nivar, it’s impact was rather mellow. Weather blogger Pradeep John who is fondly called as Tamil Nadu Weatherman tells SUSHMITHA RAMAKRISHNAN why Nivar was not as violent as …
  • Low pressure area likely to intensify into a depression, bring heavy rain to southern districts 29 Nov 2020 20:54 Close on the heels of Cyclone Nivar, which brought heavy rain to northern Tamil Nadu, a depression over the Bay of Bengal is expected to bring very heavy rain to the southern districts of the State in the next few days. A well-marked low pressure area over …
  • Thoothukudi gets ready to raise paddy on 10,000 hectares 29 Nov 2020 13:20 Thoothukudi With the onset of north-east monsoon, agricultural activity in the district is in full swing, said Joint Director (Agriculture) S. I. Mohideen here on Sunday. The district has targeted to raise paddy on about 10,000 hectares during the pisanam …
  • Over 60% new COVID-19 cases from just 7 districts in T.N. 29 Nov 2020 09:26 Tamil Nadu reports 1,430 fresh COVID-19 cases taking tally to 7,79,046; 1,453 persons discharged Tamil Nadu reported 1,430 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, taking its overall tally to 7,79,046. Seven districts, including Chennai, account for a little …
  • Reduced cyclone intensity saved Chennai: Kanimozhi 29 Nov 2020 09:26 The DMK women's wing leader said the State government had not learnt any lessons from previous floods SALEM DMK women's wing leader and Thoothukudi MP M.K. Kanimozhi on Sunday said the reduced intensity of the cyclone Nivar had saved Chennai. Ms. …
  • Thoothukudi smuggling: Six Sri Lankans remanded till December 4 28 Nov 2020 07:04 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: The six Sri Lankan fishermen accused of smuggling 100 kg contraband substance heroin were produced before Judicial Magistrate who remanded them till December 4 and imprisoned at Madurai Central Jail in the wee hours of …
  • Monsoon makes life hard for Thoothukudi's salt pan workers 28 Nov 2020 07:04 Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: The onset of northeast monsoon has resulted in the flooding of the lion’s share of salt pans in the country’s leading salt manufacturing district, leaving mostly 30,000 workers jobless. The monsoon has exacerbated the …
  • Land banks coming up to woo large industries 28 Nov 2020 00:17 By Express News Service CHENNAI: In a bid to enhance its industrial infrastructure to woo large firms, The State  government is planning to create land banks in Krishnagiri, Thoothukudi and Coimbatore, according to Industries Secretary N Muruganandam. …
  • Bail denied to four policemen in Sathankulam custodial death case 27 Nov 2020 20:08 By Express News Service MADURAI:The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court refused to grant bail to the four policemen arrested in the Sathankulam custodial death case on Thursday. Justice GK Ilanthiraiyan was hearing the bail petitions filed by suspended head …
  • Cyclone Nivar live updates | Centre of storm crosses T.N., Puducherry coasts, set to weaken further in next 3 hours 26 Nov 2020 04:19 Cyclone Nivar made landfall near Puducherry, south of Chennai as a very severe cyclonic storm. The landfall that started from 11.30 pm. on Wednesday night lasted till 2.30 a.m. on Thursday. The severe cyclonic storm Nivar now lay centered over north …
  • Activists claim power plant in Thoothukudi has resumed construction despite suspension orders 26 Nov 2020 02:10 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: Despite a suspension order, a private power plant proposed at the VOC Port Estate in Thoothukudi has allegedly been continuing with construction work. Environmentalists and residents now blame the Tamil Nadu Pollution …
  • Erect public display boards with details of ancient sites: Madras HC 26 Nov 2020 02:10 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court directed the Central and State governments to erect display boards containing details of ancient sites at airports, bus stands, malls and other public places. A division bench, …
  • Video conference facility for govt observation homes 25 Nov 2020 23:13 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday commissioned video conference facilities at six government observation homes and a special home for juveniles, set up at a cost of Rs 2.60 crore.  With this facility, cases …
  • Sri Lankan boat with 100kg heroin seized by Indian Coast Guard 25 Nov 2020 18:15 Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has seized a Sri Lankan boat along with 100 kg heroin sourced from Pakistan along with 20 small packets of synthetic drugs in an operation on the high seas off Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu. The Indian Coast Guard issued a statement in …
  • Indian coast guard seizes 100 kg heroin from Sri Lankan boat 25 Nov 2020 18:15 The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has seized a huge quantity of drugs, including 100 kg of heroin that originated from Pakistan, from a Sri Lankan boat on the high seas south of Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) off the Tamil Nadu coast in a major anti-smuggling …
  • 100kg heroin seized by Coast Guard from Sri Lankan boat off Tamil Nadu 25 Nov 2020 16:07 Nov 25, 2020, 09:17PM ISTSource: Times NowThe Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has seized a huge quantity of drugs, including 100 kg of heroin that originated from Pakistan, from a Sri Lankan boat on the high seas south of Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) off the Tamil …
  • Indian Coast Guard intercepts Sri Lankan boat trafficking 100kg of heroin from Pakistan 25 Nov 2020 15:00 * Indian Coast Guard intercepts Sri Lankan boat trafficking 100kg of heroin from Pakistan Wed, Nov 25, 2020, 11:10 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.Nov 25, Colombo: The Indian Coast Guard has seized drugs, including 100kg of heroin, from a Sri …
  • Cyclone Nivar: Chennai airport to remain shut for 12 hours 25 Nov 2020 12:58 Express News Service CHENNAI: The city airport will remain shut for 12 hours due to Cyclone Nivar which is likely to make landfall on Wednesday night. According to Chennai Airport spokesman, all aircraft operations at Chennai airport will remain suspended …
  • 100 kg heroin from Pakistan seized in high seas south of Thoothukudi by Coast Guard 25 Nov 2020 10:42 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Indian Coast Guard has seized a major drug consignment from Pakistan in a Sri Lankan boat in the high seas south of Thoothukudi. A Coast Guard spokesman said the drugs were transferred onto the Sri Lankan vessel “ …
  • Sri Lankan boat with 100 kgs of Pak drugs intercepted by Coast Guard - Oneindia News 25 Nov 2020 10:06 | Published: Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 10:20 [IST] New Delhi, Nov 25: The Indian Coast Guard has seized drugs including 100 kilograms of heroin from a Sri Lankan boat.The seizure was made south of Thoothukudi during an operation, which began on …
  • Chennai airport prepares for cyclone Nivar, asks small aircrafts to be shifted to safer places 25 Nov 2020 06:34 Express News Service CHENNAI: Chennai airport has asked the small aircraft to be shifted to safer places as it braces for cyclone Nivar which is expected to make landfall in the state in the evening. "We have informed small aircraft owners to take a …
  • 32 test positive for COVID-19 in Madurai 24 Nov 2020 16:25 As many as 32 people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Madurai district on Tuesday, taking the tally, since the pandemic started in late March, to 19,565. The day saw 42 discharges from hospitals. Theni district reported 14 new cases and the tally till …
  • Army man killed in Ladakh mishap laid to rest in Thoothukudi village  22 Nov 2020 18:33 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: K Karupasamy, the 34-year-old army man killed in a mishap in Ladakh, was laid to rest at his native village of South Thittangulam near Kovilpatti in Thoothukudi district on Sunday. Karupasamy died while on duty on …
  • Rain, a big relief for farmers 22 Nov 2020 14:30 THOOTHUKUDI While the farmers have welcomed the north east monsoon, the civic authorities have been finding it tough as the rains have exposed the poor upkeep of the underground drainage system and many lowlying areas were inundated here on Sunday. Though …
  • Good Samaritans lend a hand to govt students 21 Nov 2020 23:38 Coimbatore: Good Samaritans in the district have come forward to financially help the government school students, who have secured medical seats in government medical colleges under the 7.5% horizontal reservation. Lending a helping hand, Kavundampalayam …
  • Domestic turmeric trade unfazed by Lanka ban 20 Nov 2020 19:23 Even as neighbouring Sri Lanka has banned imports of Indian turmeric, the trade here seems to be unfazed. The Sri Lankan government banned turmeric imports in December 2019 to encourage local production of the spice crop and to protect small and medium- …
  • Don’t spread rumours on social media about northeast monsoon, warns min 19 Nov 2020 02:03 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Severe action will be taken against those spreading rumours on social media about northeast monsoon, said Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management RB Udayakumar on Wednesday. He held a review meeting with officials at …
  • This time, it’s DMK that is raking up temple issue 19 Nov 2020 01:58 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: At a time when the BJP has taken up a State-wide rally to “showcase the anti-Hindu politics” of the DMK, a legislator of the Dravidian major bowled a googly at the saffron party by taking up a temple issue — at her …
  • Heavy rain warning issued for eight districts in TN 18 Nov 2020 15:16 Due to the upper air circulation in the Bay of Bengal near Kanniyakumari heavy rain warning has been issued to eight districts in Tamil Nadu. India Meteorological Department (IMD), Chennai Deputy Director General S Balanchandran said that there will be …
  • Rain continues to lash southern districts 18 Nov 2020 13:00 Tirunelveli district received significant and widespread rainfall for the third day on Wednesday. The district experienced widespread rain on Tuesday night and intermittent drizzle continued on Wednesday too. As there was no heavy rain on Wednesday normal …
  • Viral video: Netizens are all praise for this Tamil Nadu cop for carrying out his duty amid heavy rains 18 Nov 2020 12:04 By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 18, 2020 4:32:49 pm Viewed over 10,000 times, the viral clip has prompted many reactions among netizens with many commending the traffic policeman.Come rain or shine, traffic policemen continue to do their …
  • Wet spell today for South TN, Kerala, Lakshadweep 18 Nov 2020 06:48 Southern parts of Tamil Nadu continued to be in focus this morning, with the Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, locating intense convective clouds Kanniyakumari, Natham and Tiruchendur in South Tamil Nadu with the potential to cause heavy rainfall. …
  • Heavy downpour to continue in south TN 17 Nov 2020 23:19 By Express News Service CHENNAI: After an active monsoon spell, Chennai is all set to get a break from the rains, while southern Tamil Nadu will continue to receive heavy downpour in the coming days. In view of the rain alert, Revenue Minister RB …
  • Weather: Heavy rain bands move to southern parts of Tamil Nadu 17 Nov 2020 06:19 Satellite pictures this (Tuesday) morning showed intimidating clusters of rain clouds converging over South Coastal Tamil Nadu with the Regional Meteorological Centre in Chennai warning that these intense convective clouds have the potential to cause …
  • Infections dip marginally; 1,725 fresh cases, 17 deaths reported 17 Nov 2020 02:49 The daily count of COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu stayed below the 2,000-mark for the fourth consecutive day on Monday, dipping further to 1,725. The total number of cases reported so far stood at 7,59,916. As many as 2,384 persons were discharged and 17 …
  • Water levels in reservoirs supplying water to Chennai rise 16 Nov 2020 08:19 Chennai: Water levels in various reservoirs catering to Chennai's needs are rising owing to regular rains in the catchment areas. The weather department has predicted heavy rain to occur at isolated places over Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, …
  • Intense clouds over TN coast promise more rain; coastal areas to benefit 16 Nov 2020 06:14   The Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, said this morning that intense convective clouds over the Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, Puducherry and Cuddalore districts have the potential to continue the heavy rainfall activity over …