• TN: 700 bulls participate in Jallikattu in Madurai’s Palamedu 16 Jan 2020 05:56 Madurai: Around 700 bulls participated in the Jallikattu competition in Madurai’s Palamedu on Thursday. It is organised in rural areas of Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal, the harvest festival. The Supreme Court on Wednesday had refused to entertain a plea …
  • Jallikattu begins in Madurai, 71 injured 15 Jan 2020 18:51 The first Jallikattu event of the season began at Madurai's Avaniyapuram at around 8 a.m. on Wednesday. A total of 71 participants were injured of whom six were referred to the Government Rajaji Hospital due to the severity of injuries and later …
  • Madurai: Over 70 people injured in bull-taming event 'Jallikattu' on Pongal 15 Jan 2020 14:05 Thousands of bulls will be taking part in the annual competition this year until the end of the month. (File image) At least 71 people were injured on the opening day of Jallikattu (bull-taming event) proceedings at Avaniapuram village in Tamil Nadu’s …
  • 31 injured during Jallikattu competitions in Tamil Nadu's Madurai 15 Jan 2020 13:24 Image Source : ANI 31 injured during Jallikattu competitions in Tamil Nadu's Madurai  As the Jallikattu competition continues despite the Supreme Court ban, 31 participants on Wednesday were injured during the event in Madurai's Avaniyapuram. …
  • TN: Over 2,000 bulls to particpate in Jallikattu in Madurai 14 Jan 2020 07:53 Madurai: As Madurai gears up for Jallikattu, scores of bulls from various places of the Tamil Nadu have been brought here to participate in the competition. As many as 730 bulls have been brought from Avaniyapuram municipality, 700 bulls from Alanganallur …
  • Madras HC appoints committee to organize jallikattu in Madurai 13 Jan 2020 10:08 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Monday appointed a committee under retired district judge to organize and supervise jallikattu event in Avaniyapuram, Palamedu and Alanganallur this week. A division bench of …
  • Madurai woman death: Husband among five detained 11 Jan 2020 07:31 By Express News Service MADURAI: "Do not be frivolous with your wealth," was the appeal Lavanya used to make to her businessman husband whose business acumen left much to be desired. That appeal, according to what police told media persons, …
  • Fans celebrate release of Rajinikanth's 'Darbar' in Madurai 09 Jan 2020 10:15 Madurai: Fans of superstar Rajinikanth flocked to movie theatres in Madurai on Thursday for celebrating the release of his 167th film 'Darbar'. Scores of fans were seen queuing up outside ticket windows of theatres and letting off crackers as a …
  • IRCTC opens Executive Lounge at Madurai Railway Station 09 Jan 2020 08:29 Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) has opened an Executive Lounge at the first platform of Madurai Railway Station in Tamil Nadu. The lounge has been designed aesthetically and provides a cost effective option for passengers who …
  • Ahead of 'Darbar' release, Rajinikanth fans offer special prayers in Madurai 09 Jan 2020 05:16 Madurai: As superstar Rajnikanth's upcoming flick 'Darbar' is set to hit the theatres, his fans on Wednesday offered special prayers at the Amman Temple in Madurai for the success of the film. Fans also conducted special offerings to temple …
  • Preparations in full swing ahead of Jallikattu in Madurai 08 Jan 2020 05:58 Madurai: With only a few days left for the festival of Pongal, the bull owners have started training their herd for the ‘Jallikattu’ which is immensely popular in the state of Tamil Nadu. The bulls are given special treatment and are trained for the race …
  • Madurai gears up for traditional ‘Jallikattu’ sport 05 Jan 2020 13:47 Madurai: People of Madurai are gearing up to celebrate the traditional bull-taming sport — Jallikattu. A Class IX student Dasrshini believes in being a friend with the bull. For the last three years, she has been spending time with the bull and giving him …
  • Madurai set to run plastic-free marathon 04 Jan 2020 09:27 : “Going by the registrations, not less than 5,000 people are expected to run the marathon on Sunday and we are happy how it is inching closer to our aim of turning into one of the biggest annual events in the region,” says Dr.Hema Sathish, the key planner …
  • Madurai family robbed of jewellery, Rs 2.8 lakh at gunpoint 04 Jan 2020 06:55 By Express News Service MADURAI: An unidentified gang robbed 170 sovereign gold jewellery and cash of Rs.2.8 lakh at gunpoint from a family in the city on December 27, 2019, during the first phase of rural local body.  The incident came to light after the …
  • Madurai's Government Rajaji Hospital mulls for biometric access after attack on PG student 03 Jan 2020 21:02 Express News Service MADURAI: Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) is planning to install biometric-based access to hospital staff as well as the visitors at the Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (CEmONC) block. The proposal follows an attack …
  • Madurai: Septuagenarian woman won local body election 03 Jan 2020 08:52 Madurai: A 79-year-old woman, Veerammal Azhagappan, won local body election of Arittapatti Village in Melur Taluk of the district. She won the elections by over 190 votes. Total seven candidates were in the fray to the elections. “Youth of the village have …
  • Madurai newly-wed couple seek police protection 01 Jan 2020 23:47 By Express News Service MADURAI: A newly married couple from Sankagiri in Salem lodged a complaint at the All Women Police Station in Tallakulam, saying that they faced threat from the woman’s family and expressing apprehension that her family might have …
  • Protest rally held in Madurai against CAA 31 Dec 2019 13:38 Madurai (Tamil Nadu ) [India], Dec 31 (ANI): A Muslim organisation in Tamil Nadu organised a protest rally in Madurai on Tuesday against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and National Registrar of Citizens (NRC). Scores of demonstrators joined the …
  • Voting underway for second phase of local body polls in Madurai 30 Dec 2019 05:49 Madurai: Voting for the second phase of the local body polls at 1,093 polling stations in Madurai is underway and will continue till 5 pm. The voting is taking place in Thiruparankundram, Usilampatti, Chellampatti, Sedapatti, Thirumangalam, T.Kallupatti …
  • Mix-up robs woman of vote in Madurai district 28 Dec 2019 00:18 By Express News Service MADURAI: Amaravathi, 45, from Kidaripatti Panchayat in Melur Panchayat Union did not have the indelible ink on her fingernail as her booth slip, instead of her photo, had that of a middle-aged man. “I have been submitting …
  • Local body polls: Voting underway at polling stations in Madurai 27 Dec 2019 07:25 Madurai: Voting is underway at 939 polling booths in Madurai for the rural local body polls. The voting today is taking place for 1,356 posts in Melur, Kottampatti, Madurai East, Madurai West, Alanganallur and Vadipatti. This includes 11 district …
  • Madurai Kamaraj University senate turns down proposal to create VC in-charge post 19 Dec 2019 06:01 By Express News Service MADURAI: The senate members of Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) have turned down the proposal to create a new post of Vice Chancellor (in-charge) in a meeting on Wednesday. The proposal to appoint the senior most professor of MKU as …
  • Forest official's efforts go waste as Madurai thieves steal guard nets around tree saplings 17 Dec 2019 07:45 By Express News Service MADURAI: Thieves have taken a liking to steal guard nets erected around tree saplings, putting forest department's earnest efforts to bring some shade along the highways to a waste.  The department, in association with the …
  • Madurai architect's Climate responsive Chettiyar house lauded 16 Dec 2019 19:52 Just an intelligent tweak in combining climate responsiveness with the vintage beauty of Chettiyar house helped Vignesh to clinch multiple awards that include a national award from Indian Architects and Builders, an award from the Festival of Arch... …
  • PG doctor bitten, beaten with slipper at Madurai GH by patient’s kin? 15 Dec 2019 00:12 By Express News Service MADURAI: A 31-year-old postgraduate (PG) student doctor at the Septic Labour Theatre (SLT) in Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) was allegedly beaten up on Saturday morning by two women after they were denied entry into a sterile ward …
  • Survey for AIIMS, Madurai will be completed in January, says Nirmala Sitharaman 13 Dec 2019 07:42 Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman said an agency has been appointed to carry out pre-investment work for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Madurai. The preparatory survey work by the Japan International Cooperation Agency ( …
  • Drama in Madurai: The importance of feelings in learning 12 Dec 2019 21:53 The great advantage with Father was that none of his workshops were ever the same, he always brought something new and innovative to each one. I had the privilege in the temple town of Madurai recently to conduct a programme for school teachers  with …
  • Seven from Mumbai booked for cheating jeweller of Rs 40 lakh - Madurai News s of India 10 Dec 2019 06:29 TNN | Updated: Dec 9, 2019, 11:51 IST Representative imageMADURAI: The South Gate police have booked seven people from Mumbai for cheating a gold jewellery manufacturing unit owner of Rs 40 lakh. I Salam, 30, the complainant, who hails from South Perumal …
  • Express Impact: Leaking pipeline on Madurai's Vandiyur main road relaid 08 Dec 2019 14:23 By Express News Service MADURAI: Maintenance wing of Aavin cleared the blockage and relaid the road at Vandiyur Main Road. on November 25, TNIE carried a news article -- 'Pipeline leaks trouble' -- about the road, where a portion was dug by Aavin …
  • Onion prices continue to pinch pockets, touch Rs 200 mark in Madurai 08 Dec 2019 13:47 Prices have risen sharply since May this year, caused by the delayed arrival of the new crop and damage to the harvested crop in the main onion-growing states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. (PTI) Onions are being sold for Rs 200 per kg in …
  • Onion prices continue to surge in Madurai markets 08 Dec 2019 09:45 Madurai: The price of onions continue to soar drastically in Madurai making it an unaffordable commodity for the common man. The price of the vegetable touched Rs. 200 kg on Sunday with fine quality of edible bulb selling more than Rs 250 in the retail …
  • Madurai Kamaraj vasrity sex scandal: Prof Nirmala Devi granted bail 06 Dec 2019 00:39 By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: The Srivilliputhur Mahila Court granted conditional bail to suspended assistant professor Nirmala Devi in Madurai Kamaraj University sex scandal case. Hearing the bail petition, Judge Parimala granted bail to Nirmala …
  • No-salary-December for Madurai Kamaraj University lecturers? 05 Dec 2019 18:15 Express News Service MADURAI: The 52 guest lecturers working at the Madurai Kamaraj University College were in for a rude shock after the college management informed them that they would not be receiving their November month's salary. One of them said, …
  • 'Superfine' quality onions sold at Rs 180 per kg leaves Madurai locals in tears 05 Dec 2019 13:36 By ANI MADURAI: The price of onions has drastically increased in markets across Madurai, which has caused severe concerns among citizens. Speaking to ANI, Shanmuga Priyam, an onion trader, said: "The good quality onions, which are also known as …
  • TN: Onion prices shoot up in Madurai due to rains 05 Dec 2019 11:31 Madurai: The price of onions has drastically increased in markets across Madurai, which has caused severe concerns among citizens. Speaking to ANI, Shanmuga Priyam, an onion trader, said: “The good quality onions, which are also known as superfine quality …
  • Madurai to get community health centres to offer better medical care 01 Dec 2019 06:17 Express News Service MADURAI: Alright folks, Listen up! You will soon have access to better medical services as the civic body is all set to open three Urban Community Health Centres (U-CHC) that were upgraded from Urban Primary Health Centres (U-PHC). For …
  • 600 tonnes temple hall lifted off ground in Madurai 30 Nov 2019 07:51
  • Security Stepped Up At Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple After Bomb Threat 28 Nov 2019 19:10 The bomb threats were reported to the police office last night via e-mail. Madurai: Security forces have been deployed at Meenakshi Amman temple here after the authorities received a bomb threat on Wednesday night, police said. Bomb experts are …
  • Elderly Madurai woman murdered as she foils neighbour's attempt to snatch gold chain 27 Nov 2019 05:24 By Express News Service MADURAI: The district police have arrested a 37-year-old man for murdering a home-alone elderly woman in Thirumangalam on the night hours of Tuesday. The deceased woman identified as D Kaveri (69) of Annakamu Thottam of …
  • Water pipeline leaks trouble in Madurai district's Vandiyur  25 Nov 2019 10:52 Express News Service MADURAI: Waterlogging, damaged road, accidents. Ask the residents of Vandiyur, they would blame the leaking underground water pipeline for this plight.  The 11-km-long pipeline that ferries nearly 4.5 lakh litres of water from a well …
  • Two Madurai brothers in trouble for not supporting parents financially 25 Nov 2019 09:17 By Express News Service MADURAI: A case has been registered against two men from Nariyampatti village near Vikkramangalam for not giving monthly maintenance of Rs 2,000 to their parents. The two have been identified as A Pandi and his brother A Palpandi, …
  • Woman cashes in on patients' trauma at Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai 24 Nov 2019 10:03 By Express News Service MADURAI: Kith and kin of nearly 30 patients, admitted to Trauma Care Centre block (TCC) of Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH), were allegedly duped of Rs 300 each by a woman on Friday. Wife of a patient, admitted to ward number 90B ( …
  • 15-day-old baby's body exhumed in Madurai after cops suspect female infanticide 23 Nov 2019 06:06 By Express News Service MADURAI: After suspicions of female infanticide were raised in the death of a fortnight-old baby, the child’s body was exhumed for an autopsy on Friday. According to sources, the preliminary autopsy report confirmed ‘an internal …
  • Needle left in Madurai woman’s body for 14 days by doctors 23 Nov 2019 01:13 Express News Service NAGAPATTINAM: A day after a Madurai woman was treated for a suture needle that got stuck in her pelvic bone, an elderly woman in Nagapattinam was on Friday rushed to the Tiruvarur GH to remove portion of a needle that has been stuck in …
  • Nurses at Madurai's Government Rajaji Hospital sensitised on ill effects of bribery 20 Nov 2019 05:37 By Express News Service MADURAI: A day after a departmental inquiry was initiated against a Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) Female Nursing Assistant (FNA) who allegedly demanded and took bribe, all the FNAs at the hospital were sensitised on the ill- …
  • Madurai woman, two others arrested for employment fraud  20 Nov 2019 05:37 By Express News Service MADURAI: A 39-year-old Madurai woman was among the two suspects the city police arrested recently for employment fraud. The woman claimed she was a former employee of a leading software development firm. Deputy Commissioner of …
  • After three deaths, Madurai's Government Rajaji Hospital gets 18 new ventilators 18 Nov 2019 01:57 Express News Service MADURAI: Six months after Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) was caught in the eye of a storm due to alleged malfunction of ventilators that reportedly led to deaths of three patients who were on life support, the hospital has now …
  • Madurai man murders brother after fight 17 Nov 2019 09:02
  • On cam: Bike-borne miscreant snatches chain, pushes woman to the ground in Madurai 14 Nov 2019 04:07 14 Nov 2019, 08:00AM ISTSource: ANIA bike-borne miscreant snatched a woman’s chain right outside her residence in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai. The incident was captured on CCTV placed on the spot. In this video, the unidentified man can be seen snatching the …
  • Three booked after Dalit woman ends life in Madurai 12 Nov 2019 23:21 By Express News Service MADURAI: A 22-year-old Dalit woman, who attempted suicide after she was allegedly insulted at her workplace, died at the Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) on Tuesday. Following her death, the district police registered a case against …
  • TN: Vaigai river in Madurai swells 11 Nov 2019 10:10 Madurai: Rains in the catchment area, coupled with the recently released water from the Vaigai dam has led to heavy water flow in the Vaigai river here but instead of worrying, locals are happy and are seen taking photographs of the swollen river. “The …
  • Lalithaa Jewellery heist suspects confess to stealing four panchaloha idols in Madurai district 10 Nov 2019 22:46 By Express News Service MADURAI: The suspects of Lalithaa Jewellery heist case have confessed to their involvement in the theft of four panchaloha idols from the district in October 2018.   Sources from Kadupatti police said that the suspects – Ganesh of …
  • Madurai man, accused of killing wife’s lover in police custody, acquitted 10 Nov 2019 22:46 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench has set aside the conviction and life sentence awarded to a Madurai-based man accused of killing his wife’s paramour when all the three were in police custody. A bench comprising Justices S Vaidyanathan …
  • Defunct Fresh Frozen Plasma freezer at Madurai GRH put to proper use 07 Nov 2019 07:46 Express News Service MADURAI: The deep freezer used for storing Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP) that was lying defunct at Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) since July was put into use on Tuesday, following a report that appeared in TNIE edition dated November 4. …
  • Madurai police reform 07 Nov 2019 07:45 By Express News Service MADURAI: In a move to effectively control crime, regulate traffic and maintain law and order in Madurai, the city police have conceived a plan of writing to DGP for administrative reforms. Existing administration The city police …
  • Chief Minister inaugurates first PET Scan at a government hospital in Madurai 06 Nov 2019 13:59 Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami inaugurated Tamil Nadu’s first Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography (PET-CT) scan to be used at a government hospital, at the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai, here on Wednesday via video- …
  • Madurai architects win global attention for climate responsive house 04 Nov 2019 09:06 One national award, five nominations (including four international) and nine articles in appreciation in journals of repute over the last 10 months have put architects Vignesh Sekar and Shamini Lakshmanan in the spotlight; a feat they never imagined to win …
  • Madurai's Tamukkam ground to get a facelift 04 Nov 2019 06:48 Express News Service MADURAI: The historical Tamukkam Ground is to get a facelift with underground parking facilities for 400 cars and 1,000 two-wheelers and a convention center at the cost of Rs 54 crore under Smart City Mission. The Detailed Project …
  • Fatal accidents lesser in Madurai comparing last two years 04 Nov 2019 06:48 Express News Service MADURAI: The total number of deaths caused by road accidents in the city in 2019 is considerably lower compared to the last two years, shows data obtained from the city commissioner office. Sources said that the number of deaths was …
  • PM Modi, Putin not attending Jallikattu in Madurai 30 Oct 2019 05:16
  • 38% of Madurai Corporation school students, even boys, anaemic 29 Oct 2019 21:46 As many as 38% of Corporation school students, including boys, are anaemic, reveals a study conducted by Family Planning Association of India (FPAI). A preliminary baseline screening of 5,554 adolescent students was conducted by FPAI along with HCL …
  • Tribunal in Madurai begins hearing on extension of LTTE ban 18 Oct 2019 20:35 The tribunal for adjudicating whether or not there was sufficient reason to continue the ban on Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which was behind the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, began its hearing here on Friday. The …
  • Madurai Airport "Mess-Up" Triggers SpiceJet-Firecracker Company Spat 17 Oct 2019 05:37 Madurai airport is 70 km from Sivakasi, a town in Tamil Nadu known for firecracker factories Chennai: The private carrier SpiceJet has denied any link to a banner at Madurai airport's baggage screening area that asked people not to burst polluting …
  • Srushti Dange’s new avatar of Madurai lady 10 Oct 2019 20:48 Srushti Dange, hitherto seen in a chirpy and glamorous roles, takes a new avatar of a strong woman in her upcoming flick Kattil. The actress plays Dhanalaxmi, a Madurai based lady who is a mother of two kids in a power packed role in the film directed by …
  • Panic for IndiGo passengers from Madurai to Bengaluru after flight lands and takes off within seconds 07 Oct 2019 16:53 [Representational Image]@FlightGlobal/twitter In a shocking incident, the passengers on-board an IndiGo flight from Madurai to Bengaluru had a moment of panic as the flight made a landing and take-off at Bengaluru airport within a few seconds on Sunday …
  • Madurai-Bengaluru IndiGo flight lands, takes off within seconds 07 Oct 2019 11:10
  • Gokulraj murder: Madurai bench refuses bail to 4 accused 01 Oct 2019 02:46 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Monday dismissed the appeals filed by four accused who are allegedly involved in the murder of a Namakkal youth – Gokulraj in 2015. Chandrasekaran, Giridhar, Suresh and Prabhu had …
  • From Madurai to Chennai, and 13 years later: Soori’s fascinating journey 30 Sep 2019 07:49 No success story in Tamil cinema is devoid of blood, sweat and tears. In actor Soori’s case, there was biting hunger as well. I meet the popular comedian at his Saligramam office a few days prior to his recent release, Namma Veettu Pillai, that has …
  • Madurai: First transgender library opens in India 24 Sep 2019 08:39 Madurai : For the first time in India, a transgender library has been opened as part of the transgender resource centre in Viswanathapuram, Madurai to increase awareness about the ambisexual people in the country. “Programs for alternate-sex children …
  • North Indian candidates get lion’s share of railway jobs in Madurai Division 19 Sep 2019 11:17 The Madurai Division of the Southern Railway has sought to downplay the large-scale appointment of north Indian candidates to positions in the Division under the all-India recruitment for Group D or Level I posts. Declining to give a State-wise break-up of …
  • Youth mows down man in Madurai on eve of his wedding, arrested 12 Sep 2019 02:25 By Express News Service MADURAI: A 24-year-old youth was arrested on the day of his wedding for allegedly mowing down a 43-year-old man. The incident took place on Wednesday when M Jeyakanth (24), a resident of Melamadai in Madurai, was driving without …
  • Madurai Meenakshi temple named second-best ‘Swachh Iconic Place’ 11 Sep 2019 01:22 The famed Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple in Madurai has been adjudged the second-best ‘Swachh Iconic Place’ (clean place) in India. Madurai Corporation Commissioner S. Visakan received the award from the Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat …
  • Four diphtheria patients reported in Madurai, 16 cases suspected 08 Sep 2019 02:00 Express News Service MADURAI: Four patients tested positive for diphtheria in Madurai district between June and September, said highly-placed sources in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Besides, 16 people, including 11 children, …
  • Facial recognition app used by Madurai Police left data of individuals unsecured 06 Sep 2019 15:05 MUMBAI: Names and photographs of thousands of ‘suspected criminals’ were exposed to the public over the internet in a major privacy breach of a facial recognition app used by the Tamil Nadu police at its Madurai city branch. The leak was detected and …
  • Fans throng Suriya’s shooting venue in Madurai 05 Sep 2019 20:24 Suriya is shooting in Madurai after a long gap, (the earlier one was Bala’s Pithamagan) for his upcoming flick Soorarai Pottru in Sudha Kongara’s direction. Hundreds of the actor's fans from in and around the city thronged the shooting venue every day …
  • Madurai, a city of tanks, reels under water stress 02 Sep 2019 06:28 It is an irony that in the city of waterbodies people suffer from water stress. Madurai, famous as city of temples and city of festivals, once had tanks dotted all over its face. Two rivers - the Vaigai and the Kiruthumal - augmented the storage of these …
  • CBI raids govt offices in Chennai and Madurai 31 Aug 2019 03:07 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The CBI on Friday carried out joint surprise checks (JSCs) along with the Vigilance department, on government offices across the country, including those in Chennai and Madurai, to weed out corruption. A CBI spokesman said …
  • Untitled Arjun Ashokan project begins at Madurai 30 Aug 2019 03:42 By Express News Service We had recently reported that Arjun Ashokan will be starring in the directorial debut of Dileep’s brother Anoop Kumar. Filming for the as-yet-untitled project has started at Madhurai. Dileep is producing the film under the banner of …
  • Madurai girl bags educational tour to NASA 29 Aug 2019 04:37 By Express News Service CHENNAI: At an event held at GRT Grand Convention Centre on Tuesday, Madurai-based J Dhaanya Thasnem was declared as one among three students to go on an educational tour to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and …
  • ACP posted in Madurai gets suspended just before retirement 29 Aug 2019 04:36 By Express News Service MADURAI: Tamil Nadu Director General of Police (DGP) JK Tripathy passed an order on Wednesday suspending an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) attached with city Armed Reserve (AR) police for helping an “unfit” candidate pass a …
  • How Madurai cops chained police aspirant-cum-chain snatcher 28 Aug 2019 00:45 Express News Service MADURAI: Sometime last week, the city police zeroed in on a suspected chain snatcher. But, their initial efforts to question him were in vain as the 22-year-old youth was not at his house when the policemen went there. Later, they …
  • For this Madurai woman, a public toilet for a house? 21 Aug 2019 23:31 A public toilet’s door, reading aan (men) on the right side and penn (women) on the left, in Anuppanadi, is shut from the outside. A. Karuppayi, the caretaker of the Corporation-run facility, hobbles to open the door after a long walk from the nearest bus …
  • IndiGo launches flights to Belgaum, adds more flights between Bengaluru and Madurai 21 Aug 2019 14:37 Further strengthening its connectivity out of Bengaluru, these new routes will be serviced by an ATR-18 aircraft. Kolkata: Strengthening its connectivity within South India, IndiGo, India’s leading airline, on Wednesday added Belgaum to its network. With …
  • ‘Peddling’ out of weed business in Madurai 20 Aug 2019 23:25 By Express News Service MADURAI: They may look cold and aloof at times; but with their khaki uniforms off, they are just like you and me, they feel pain, show sympathy, and yes, they do go that extra mile to touch someone’s life. Here, the ‘someone’ is a …
  • Nagercoil Mumbai Express trains cancelled - Madurai News s of India 18 Aug 2019 01:46
  • This Corporation school in Madurai now has smart classrooms, thanks to alumnus Shiv Nadar 09 Aug 2019 11:55 The renovation is nearing completion and the 650 students and 40 teachers of Elango Corporation School can’t wait to celebrate. In place of the 82-year-old building now stand modern structures to provide a robust learning environment to students. It has …
  • Madurai govt hospital generates Rs 10 lakh water bill for May 06 Aug 2019 02:28 Express News Service MADURAI: Tapping fresher resources to augment its shrinking revenue, the city Corporation recently sent a missive to the authorities of the Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH), directing them to pay Rs 9.77 lakh ‘water charges’ for the …
  • Protests At Meenakshi Amman Temple Over Missing Statue In Madurai 04 Aug 2019 13:04 The statue is of Maruthu Pandiyar and has been reported missing. Madurai: The activists of Maruthu Thiruvar Makkal Kazgham on Sunday staged a protest outside the Meenakshi Amman Temple over a missing statue in the temple in Madurai in Tamil Nadu. The …
  • Chicken dish named after Brahmin community lands Madurai restaurant in trouble 03 Aug 2019 14:41 A restaurant, Hotel Milagu, on North Masi Street in Madurai found itself in the middle of a controversy over a poster on Thursday. The poster advertising ‘Kumbakonam Iyer Chicken’ was pasted prominently at the eatery. As it was offensive in taste, members …
  • Madurai hotel names chicken dish after Brahmin community, apologises later 03 Aug 2019 12:54 Madurai hotel names chicken dish after Brahmin community A restaurant in Madurai had a dish named on their menu after the Brahmin community, for which they had to later tender an apology. Hotel Milagu named its chicken dish - Kumbakonam Iyer Chicken. This …
  • KB Arun Karthik stars in Madurai win 03 Aug 2019 04:10 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Opener  KB Arun Karthik slammed the first ton of the season as Madurai Panthers upstaged Kovai Kings by 23 runs in their TNPL match in Dindigul on Friday. It was the third win for Madurai. Kovai have won two from five games …
  • Madurai Hotel Apologises For Naming Chicken Dish After Brahmin Community 02 Aug 2019 14:34 Madurai restaurant apologised for naming chicken dish after a Brahmin community. (Representational) Madurai: A Madurai restaurant has apologised for naming a chicken dish after a Brahmin community after they raised a strong objection over it. Hotel Milagu …
  • Madurai Panthers edge past Ruby Trichy Warriors in  Super Over 01 Aug 2019 03:23 By Express News Service CHENNAI :Thrilling  end. Tie. Super Over. Wednesday’s TNPL match had it all. In the end, Madurai Panthers had the last laugh. Despite having to end their Super Over after just four deliveries for losing two wickets, the 12 runs they …
  • Madurai Panthers vs VB Kanchi Veerans live: Watch TNPL 2019 live on Hotstar and Star Sports 29 Jul 2019 07:08 Madurai Panthers vs VB Kanchi Veerans live: Full details on when and where to watch the TNPL 2019 live on Hotstar and Star Sports. Live Madurai Panthers vs VB Kanchi Veerans TNPL match Live Madurai Panthers vs VB Kanchi Veerans TNPL match: Both the teams …
  • Live Cricket Streaming Dindigul Dragons vs Madurai Panthers TNPL 2019: Watch Dindigul vs Madurai match on Hotstar 23 Jul 2019 04:45 Image Source : TNPL DIN vs MAD Live Cricket Streaming Dindigul Dragons vs Madurai Panthers Tamil Nadu Premier League cricket match 2019: When and where to watch TNPL match live online on Hotstar Live Streaming, Star Sports 3 DIN vs MAD Live Cricket …
  • Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019 Live Streaming: Dindigul Dragons vs Madurai Panthers, When and where to watch 22 Jul 2019 06:44 An intriguing clash is on the cards between last year's finalists Dindigul Dragons and Siechem Madurai Panthers in the Tamil Nadu Twenty20 Premier League here on Monday. This will going to be a great match as we are going to witness some outstanding …
  • Tamil Nadu Premier League Live Streaming Cricket: Madurai Panthers vs TUTI Patriots: Watch TNPL 2019 Live 21 Jul 2019 12:09 Image Source : GETTY IMAGES Tamil Nadu Premier League Live Streaming Cricket: Full details of the game between Madurai Panthers and TUTI Patriots. When will the 2019 Tamil Nadu Premier league Madurai Panthers vs TUTI Patriots match be played? The 2019 …
  • No medieval pillar was unearthed: Madurai Corporation Officials 15 Jul 2019 07:38 Express News Service MADURAI : Corporation officials scotched reports of their unearthing a medieval pillar-like structure during the ongoing works for a multi-level car parking near Meenakshi Amman Temple. On Sunday, media outlets were abuzz with reports …
  • 93-year-old man teaches, practices wrestling in Madurai 14 Jul 2019 03:08 13 Jul 2019, 03:40PM ISTSource: ANIIt is said that age is just a number, and this Madurai native is proof! A 93-year-old man teaches and practices wrestling at his 'akhada' in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai. An inspiration for many, Palani is running an ‘ …
  • Meet Madurai's 93 year old wrestler 13 Jul 2019 07:28  The 93-year-old, who began the institute in 1994, said no machines are used in the exercise regime.(Photo: ANI) Madurai: It is said that age is just a number, and this Madurai native is proof! An inspiration for many, Palani teaches and practices …
  • What explains YouTube channel Ungal Meenavan Mookaiyur’s success? 13 Jan 2020 12:06 He is K Kingston, an Internet influencer in his own way. This fisherman’s videos on his adventures at sea are viewed routinely by lakhs of people. Kingston’s cybersea adventures off the coast of Kadaladi, Ramanathapuram district, began with his TikTok …
  • 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 …
  • Sleuths foil two gold smuggling bids at Chennai airport 11 Jan 2020 02:59 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Air Intelligence Unit sleuths belonging to Customs department foiled bids to smuggle gold worth Rs  31.4 lakh at the Chennai Airport. According to a release, the sleuths on Thursday night intercepted Yogaprashath (27), a …
  • Indirect election to be videographed, State Election Commission tells Madras HC 10 Jan 2020 08:13 By Express News Service MADURAI: The State Election Commission (SEC) gave an undertaking before the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court that it would instruct all District Election Officers/Collectors to make arrangements to videograph the indirect …
  • Madras High Court imposes Rs 15,000 cost on man for filing 'false' plea alleging abduction of father 10 Jan 2020 07:20 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court imposed Rs 15,000 cost on a man for filing a 'false' plea alleging the abduction of his father, who is a panchayat ward councillor from Mudukulathur in Ramanathapuram. A …
  • Meet you soon, monsoon  10 Jan 2020 01:34 Express News Service CHENNAI: Meteorological department has announced that Northeast monsoon will withdraw from Tamil Nadu on Friday. After a couple of consecutive intense cyclonic seasons, this monsoon remained calm while delivering bountiful rain. The …
  • TN plans to seek permission from Centre for 4 more medical colleges 09 Jan 2020 08:41 The Tamil Nadu government, which recently received permission from the Union government for setting up nine new medical colleges, is now planning to seek approval for four more such facilities. Speaking at the Assembly on Wednesday, Health Minister C …
  • L&T Infrastructure Finance to lend Rs518 crore to AG&P India 08 Jan 2020 11:31 MUMBAI : L&T Infrastructure Finance has signed an agreement to provide ₹518 crore as term loan to Singapore-based AG&P Group’s Indian subsidiary for developing city gas distribution (CGD) networks in Jodhpur, Barmer, Jaisalmer in Rajashtan and …
  • L&T Infrastructure Finance to provide Term Loan to AG&P for the Development of City Gas Distribution Networks in South and West India 08 Jan 2020 09:07 AGP CGD India Pvt. Ltd. (AG&P CGD), a subsidiary of Singapore-based AG&P Group - the global downstream gas and LNG logistics company, has entered into an INR 518 cr Term Loan agreement (approximately, US$72.2 million) with L&T Infrastructure …
  • 2.65 kg gold seized at Chennai airport, 3 held 08 Jan 2020 00:17 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Three persons were arrested as Air Intelligence Unit sleuths belonging to the Customs department, foiled bids to smuggle 2.65 kg of gold worth `1.1 crore. Ashaff Ali Khan (51) of Sri Lanka, who arrived from Colombo by …
  • Poor performance in eight districts dragged AIADMK down in rural polls 06 Jan 2020 22:37 The poor performance of the AIADMK in eight districts in the recent elections to rural local bodies has substantially brought down its overall tally in terms of district panchayat wards, when compared to the 2011 polls. The districts in question are: …
  • Centre’s panel gives nod for four new govt medical colleges in Tamil Nadu 05 Jan 2020 22:25 Express News Service CHENNAI: Union health ministry’s technical evaluation committee (TEC) has given its nod for four new government medical colleges in Tamil Nadu, at its meeting in New Delhi on Thursday. The new colleges at Ariyalur, Cuddalore, …
  • Tamil Nadu in 2019: Not a dull moment 05 Jan 2020 09:30 When Chennai dried up Chennai suffered one of its worst droughts summer of 2019. With a deficit in rainfall, groundwater levels sinking, and the dry beds in the major reservoirs showing up, it became one of the first Indian cities to run dry. As taps …
  • Big-hearted effort to give the Tamil dream its due 04 Jan 2020 21:31 The area under paddy cultivation in Tamil Nadu fell by over 39 per cent in the 2016-17 rabi season due to the poor northeast monsoon. Sowing of paddy and other rabi crops begins during October and November and harvest starts from April. Paddy cultivation …
  • DMK cements lead in local body elections 04 Jan 2020 21:19 The DMK on Saturday continued to strengthen its lead in the rural local body elections, winning 243 out of 513 wards in district panchayats and 2,100 out of 5,087 posts in panchayat unions in the 27 districts where the polls were held. Elections for 515 …
  • DMK-led alliance emerges victorious in Tamil Nadu local body polls 04 Jan 2020 13:08 The results have brought to light the people’s faith in DMK, they have taught a lesson to the ruling government, said DMK leader MK Stalin. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and its alliance partners Saturday established clear leads in the rural body …
  • AMMK makes a dent in rival’s south bastion 04 Jan 2020 01:28 Express News Service MADURAI: It’s Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) that spoiled AIADMK’s party in several panchayat unions in the southern districts, considered a bastion of the Dravidian party since its inception.    In the eight southern districts …
  • DMK secures majority in four district panchayats, AIADMK in two 03 Jan 2020 21:17 The DMK has won a majority of the seats in four of the six district panchayats for which counting has concluded as per results announced by the State Election Commission on Friday. The AIADMK has secured a majority in two district panchayats. Incidentally, …
  • TN local body poll results LIVE: DMK approaches SEC again over alleged irregularities 03 Jan 2020 06:58 Stalin is running the party 10 times better than former leader Kalaignar : DMK Principal Secretary TR Balu DMK Principal Secretary and parliamentary party leader TR Balu heaped praise on MK Stalin today. After meeting the election commissioner regarding …
  • Rural local body polls: Setback for AIADMK; DMK races ahead in panchayat unions 02 Jan 2020 19:43 The ruling AIADMK suffered a setback in the rural local body polls held in 27 districts with the DMK racing ahead in panchayat unions and the ruling party locked in a neck and neck race in district panchayats as per results/trends available at around 9 …
  • DMK alleges local body polls' results not being declared where party won 02 Jan 2020 15:19 Chennai: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin on Thursday alleged that results of local body elections are not being declared at constituencies where the party has won. A DMK delegation led by Stalin met Tamil Nadu State Election …
  • DMK cries foul about local body election results 02 Jan 2020 13:40 CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has agreed to hear on Friday, a case filed by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) allegations regarding irregularities in results for local body polls in Tamil Nadu. The DMK president MK Stalin on Thursday had cried foul …
  • Onion Retail Price Tracker: Thursday, January 2 02 Jan 2020 13:13 Chennai, Ranchi, Thiruchirapalli and Amritsar saw the average retail prices of onions drop by as much as ₹20-25/kg on Thursday. The bulb retailed at an average of ₹60/kg in Chennai, ₹80/kg in Ranchi and Thiruchirapalli, and ₹90/kg in …
  • Farmer held for poisoning peafowl 01 Jan 2020 14:09 RAMANATHAPURAM Ramanathapuram Forest Range officials have arrested a farmer on a charge of poisoning a dozen peafowl to death after the birds destroyed paddy crop in his fields at Mudunal village near here. On being alerted that peafowl were found dead in …
  • Chennai rings in 2020 with rains 01 Jan 2020 10:47 Hours after ringing in the New Year with much cheer, joy and fireworks, residents of Chennai woke up to a pleasant surprise as heavy rains descended on the city. Around 6 a.m., showers began in several areas of the city including Nungambakkam, Arumbakkam, …
  • Nainarkoil poll station turns into reunion spot for six schoolmates 31 Dec 2019 09:38 Express News Service RAMANATHAPURAM: The slowly moving queue at a poll station in Nainarkoil in the district, suddenly witnessed cries of cheer, when a small group of voters recognised each other. The poll station, Government Higher Secondary School in …
  • Madras HC directs State Election Commission to submit copy of CCTV footage from 13 counting centres 31 Dec 2019 08:19 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to submit a copy of video footage from CCTV cameras of all counting centres in 13 districts falling under its jurisdiction, before the …
  • Tamil Nadu rural local body poll: Phase 2 voter turnout touches 77% 31 Dec 2019 00:23 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The second phase of elections to rural local bodies on Monday ended mostly on a peaceful note, except for the murder of a person at Ottapidaram near a polling station over a poll-related issue. During the second phase of …
  • Tamil Nadu local body elections: Voting for second phase gets underway 30 Dec 2019 13:39 Polling in the second and final phase of the rural local body polls in Tamil Nadu began on Monday at 7 a.m. A total of 158 Panchayat Unions are going to on Monday and security has been beefed up in those polling localities. About 1.28 crore voters are …
  • Voting underway for rural local body polls in Tamil Nadu 30 Dec 2019 09:42 Rameswaram: The second phase of the local body elections is underway in Ramanathapuram district on Monday. The voting has been going on since 7 am in the morning for 2144 seats in six unions, namely, Paramakudi, Bogalur, Nainargovil, Mudukulathur, Kamudi, …
  • Candidates to be informed on sealing of ballot boxes 30 Dec 2019 00:09 NAGAPATTINAM: With the second phase of election set to take place in the district on Monday, the district administration has reportedly instructed returning officers to inform authorised agents and candidates about sealing of ballot boxes. This direction …
  • Onion Retail Price Tracker: Tuesday, December 24 24 Dec 2019 12:53 Thiruvananthapuram and Wayanad in Kerala saw the average retail prices of onions decrease by ₹30/kg on Tuesday to retail at ₹110/kg and ₹120/kg, respectively, according to data on the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) website. The maximum …
  • Rs 38.63 lakh, 1,192 liquor bottles seized from house of mother-son duo contesting TN local body polls 24 Dec 2019 10:03 By Express News Service RAMANATHAPURAM: As much as Rs 38.63 lakh and 1,192 bottles of liquor worth nearly Rs 5 lakh were seized in Kamuthi from the house of a mother-son duo, set to contest the upcoming local body elections. According to sources, a former …
  • Madras High Court Dismisses Two Judges, Retires Another On Health Grounds 23 Dec 2019 21:36 The decisions were taken at a meeting of all judges of the Madras High Court on December 7, sources said. Chennai: The Madras High Court has dismissed two judges and a judicial magistrate from service as part of its efforts to overhaul the subordinate …
  • WATCH | Aamir Khan does anti-drug 'PSA' while shooting in Rameswaram 22 Dec 2019 07:28 By Express News Service RAMESWARAM: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan who was in Rameswaram on Friday as part of the shooting of his upcoming movie 'Laal Singh Chaddha' has appealed to the youth to stay away from narcotics and contraband drugs. Along with …
  • An amputee on a 1,200-km cycle ride for various causes 22 Dec 2019 05:34 A glance from a distance might deceive anyone that V. Manikandan is just another bicyclist. Only upon a closer look one realises that he is differently abled who rides his old-fashioned bicycle with his right leg alone. While this is impressive already, Mr …
  • Democracy going once, going twice: Panchayat posts up for sale in TN villages 22 Dec 2019 00:10 By Express News Service As reports of panchayat posts being up for sale were emerging across Tamil Nadu, 29-year-old M Sathish Kumar was attacked allegedly for opposing the practice in Sattur Union in Virudhunagar district. He succumbed to his injuries, …
  • Onion Retail Price Tracker: Saturday, December 21, 2019 21 Dec 2019 13:25 The average retail prices of onions dropped by ₹30 to ₹130 a kilo in Kozhikode on Saturday from the levels reported on Friday, but it climbed ₹33 in Bengaluru to ₹115 a kilo on Saturday. Onion prices continued to stay high in various parts of the country …
  • Onion retail price tracker: Thursday, December 19 19 Dec 2019 12:59 Onion prices continued to stay stubbornly high, with the modal price at the all-India level remaining unchanged at ₹100/kg for most of December. The bulb continued to be the most expensive in Mayabunder, Andaman, where consumers had pay ₹160/kg on …
  • College students stage protests to condemn ‘police brutality’ 16 Dec 2019 21:54 College students from across the State participated in protests and organised rallies on their campuses to express solidarity with the students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University, who were attacked by the police while protesting against …
  • Onion retail price tracker: Monday, December 16 16 Dec 2019 12:13 Consumers in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh need to pay just about a fifth of what their fellow countrymen in Mayabunder, a small town in Andaman, do for 1 kg of onions. Average retail prices of onions slid to ₹35/kg in Jhansi on Monday, from ₹50 last Friday, …
  • National Weather Forecast: Monday, December 16 16 Dec 2019 04:19 Cloudy to partly cloudy conditions are being forecast for Chennai for today (Monday) with light rain probable in some areas of the city. Similar conditions are likely over Puducherry and the major cities of Salem, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai and …
  • ‘Let me hang Delhi 2012 gangrape convicts’: Shooter Vartika Singh writes to Amit Shah ‘in blood’ 15 Dec 2019 10:55 Singh said her hanging the rapists would “reinforce the concept that women are viewed as goddesses in India”. (Photo: ANI) Shooter Vartika Singh Sunday wrote a letter ‘in blood’ to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, requesting that she be allowed to hang the …
  • In poll season, ‘auctioning’ of panchayat posts is the flavour 14 Dec 2019 12:02 The ‘phenomenon’ of auctioning the post of president of village panchayats appears to be back in full force, ever since the process of filing of nomination papers in the elections to rural local bodies in 27 districts began on Monday. In the last five days …
  • Onion retail price tracker: Friday, December 13 13 Dec 2019 12:23 Onions did not get much cheaper in most markets since Thursday, but consumers should be relieved that retail-level prices have firmly come off the peaks seen a week ago. Kolkata was one of the few markets where prices fell by ₹20 a kilo, possibly due to …
  • In a bid to ensure safe medical injections, TNMSC rules out use of substandard needles  13 Dec 2019 06:52 Express News Service MADURAI: An internal inquiry carried out by Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation (TNMSC) over the incidents injection needles getting broken has ruled out the use of substandard needles, said Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Medical …
  • Police officials seize ballot box in Tamil Nadu village to stop illegal election of Kalari panchayat president 13 Dec 2019 06:52 By Express News Service RAMANATHAPURAM: Revenue and police officials on Wednesday seized a ballot box from Sumaithangi village where illegal voting was held to select a candidate to contest for the post of Kalari panchayat president. Four persons from …
  • Onion prices dip below Rs 100 13 Dec 2019 01:25 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The onion prices at Koyambedu wholesale market have started dipping to the range of Rs 80 to Rs 100 and traders hope that in the next seven to eight days, will drop to Rs 50 to Rs 60 per kg. S Chandran, Market Management …
  • A Tamil Nadu angle to the CAB 12 Dec 2019 14:21 The Centre needs to take a closer look at possibilities of the CAB garnering attention under the international law and be equal to the possibilities of CAB drawing into the international debate other recent issues such as Article 370 and the National …
  • Egyptian onion good for heart, says Tamil Nadu minister as imports arrive  12 Dec 2019 13:49 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Minister for Cooperation Sellur K Raju on Thursday vouched for the quality of Egyptian onion, which is being imported to Tamil Nadu through the NAFED (National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India). “We …
  • Nirbhaya case: TN cop allies for hangman job 11 Dec 2019 01:04 By Chennaivision in Chennai News December 10, 2019 A Head Constable from Ramanathapuram district in Tamil Nadu has written a letter to the Director-General of Police, Tihar jail stating his willingness to serve as an executioner in the Delhi jail. Forty- …
  • Sharon Maria and Kunal Kaushik set meet records on final day of 17th Milo National inter-district junior athletics competition 10 Dec 2019 19:27 Sharon Maria (Nilgiris) and Kunal Kaushik (Dadri) set new meet records in the girls’ under-16 200m and boys’ under-16 shotput events respectively on the final day of the 17th Milo National inter-district junior athletics meet at Tarakarama Stadium (SV …
  • 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 …
  • Onion prices remain high across major cities; Avg rate Rs 100/kg, highest Rs 165/kg at Panaji 10 Dec 2019 14:02 New Delhi, Dec 10 () For the second week in a row, onion prices on Tuesday stayed above the Rs 100 per kg mark, as government efforts to cool the rates seem to be taking more time than expected. The rates were as high as Rs 165 a kg in Panaji, while the …
  • Ramnad cop expresses willingness to hang Nirbhaya rape convicts 10 Dec 2019 06:32 By Express News Service RAMANATHAPURAM: A 42-year-old Head Constable from Ramanathapuram has written to the Director-General of Prisons, Tihar Jail in New Delhi volunteering to execute the death sentence awarded to the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang- …
  • 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, …
  • Head constable offers to work as executioner in Tihar jail 08 Dec 2019 05:42 Image Source : REPRESENTATIONAL Head constable offers to work as executioner in Tihar jail A head constable in Ramanathapuram district has come forward to hang convicts who have been sentenced to death and were awaiting execution in the Tihar jail. In his …
  • Attempt to smuggle gold worth Rs 44 lakh 06 Dec 2019 02:11 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Air Intelligence Unit of Customs foiled bids to smuggle 1.13 kg gold worth Rs 44 lakh and foreign currency worth Rs 11.5 lakh at Chennai Airport on Thursday. Two passengers, Shaikh Abdullah (28) and ThamimunAnsari (33) …
  • ‘Saints and Kings from the Kaveri Belt of Tamilnadu’ — mix of fact and fiction 05 Dec 2019 19:33 The desire to tell stories runs deep in V. Gopalakrishnan, former CEO of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and academic, whose book Saints and Kings from the Kaveri Belt of Tamilnadu was launched in English and Tamil recently in Tiruchi. Covering …
  • TN rain: holiday declared for schools in nine districts 03 Dec 2019 08:05 Following incessant rains, seven district districts in Tamil Nadu have declared a holiday for schools on Tuesday, October December 3, 2019. The district administrations of Ariyalur, Pudukottai, Perambalur, Cuddalore, Chidambaram, Thoothukudi , Tiruvarur, …
  • Weather God relents, rains to ease in Chennai 03 Dec 2019 01:43 By Express News Service CHENNAI: After two days, the city witnessed reduced rainfall while the southern districts will continue to receive heavy to very heavy rains. Heavy rainfall warning has been issued in Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, …
  • Rains lash many parts of TN; schools, colleges to remain shut 02 Dec 2019 10:39 Amid forecast of heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, educational institutions in many districts of the two States have been shut for today. The examinations of Madras University and Anna University have also been postponed. Chennai has been …
  • 15 dead, schools shut as rain ... 02 Dec 2019 08:41 Fifteen people were killed on Monday when a wall collapsed on their houses near Coimbatore as torrential rains lashed Tamil Nadu, said police. According to the police, at around 5.30am, the 20-foot wall fell on four houses, resulting in their collapse and …
  • Schools, colleges shut as heavy rains lash Tamil Nadu, Puducherry; flood alert issued 02 Dec 2019 08:22 Image Source : PTI PHOTO Heavy rains lash Tamil Nadu Heavy rains in Puducherry have forced the closure of all schools on Monday. Incessant rains in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu have wreaked havoc in the state after which the Madras University and …
  • India: Heavy rains disrupt normal life in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry 02 Dec 2019 07:26 India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rain in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during the next 24 hours. Authorities have closed schools and colleges in Tiruvallur, Thoothukudi and Ramanathapuram districts Monday. Holiday has also been declared …
  • 15 killed, several trapped as wall collapses due to heavy rains in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore 02 Dec 2019 07:19 NET Bureau Torrential rains lashing Tamil Nadu claimed at least 15 lives in a chain of wall collapses in a village near Mettupalayam abutting the Western Ghats in Coimbatore district early on Monday, officials said. According to police, the four wall …
  • 15 killed as wall collapses on houses in TN 02 Dec 2019 06:38 Chennai: Fifteen people were killed on Monday when a wall collapsed on their houses near Coimbatore as torrential rains lashed Tamil Nadu, said police. According to the police, at around 5.30 a.m., the 20-foot wall fell on four houses, resulting in their …
  • 9 dead, schools shut as rain wreaks havoc in... 02 Dec 2019 05:49 At least nine persons, including four women, were killed when a wall collapsed on four houses due to heavy downpour in Tamil Nadu's Mettupalayam on Monday, police said. There were 12 persons in the houses when a private compound wall, totally wet due …
  • At least 15 killed as wall collapses due to heavy rains in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore 02 Dec 2019 05:10 Widespread rains are expected across coastal Tamil Nadu due to a cyclonic circulation near Comorin on the Indian Ocean. Chennai: At least 15 people were killed after a wall collapsed on four houses due to heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore on Monday …
  • Tamil Nadu rains: 15 killed in Coimbatore wall collapse; schools, colleges shut 02 Dec 2019 04:42 Water enters houses in Chennai after heavy rainfall.Twitter At least 15 people were killed after a compound wall collapsed in Mettupalayam, Coimbatore, in Tamil Nadu, following incessant rains in the region on Monday morning. Rescue operations are underway …
  • 24x7 helpline to report flooding in Chennai 02 Dec 2019 01:57 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has launched 24*7 helpline to report water stagnation and flooding. Residents can call 044-25384520, 044-25384530, 044-25384540 or WhatsApp 9445477205, which operates from Ripon …
  • Rains lash many parts of Tamil Nadu, more forecast; five dead in city 01 Dec 2019 19:43 Image Source : ANI + Rains lash many parts of Tamil Nadu, more forecast; five dead in city Rains lashed many parts of Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puducherry with the North-East monsoon triggering a heavy spell in the last 24 hours claiming five lives in …
  • Red alert issued in five Tamil Nadu districts as Sunday rains bring back memories of 2015 floods 01 Dec 2019 13:01 Express News Service CHENNAI: Due to incessant rains on Sunday, many areas in city limits faced severe water stagnation for hours while sub-urban areas were inundated, bringing back memories of 2015 floods. Worst affected areas were Pallavaram, Chormepet, …
  • Tamil Nadu to get widespread rainfall for two more days 01 Dec 2019 12:47 For the next 48 hours, Tamil Nadu is likely to get widespread rainfall, with extreme heavy rainfall expected in some districts like Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Thiruvallur and Tirunelveli on Monday. N. Puviarasan, Director, Area …
  • The inadvertent YouTuber: A fisherman goes live from sea 01 Dec 2019 03:34 Express News Service  RAMANATHAPURAM: The roaring wind is a gentle lullaby to the ears of those cradled in a mechanised boat in the arms of mother sea. In the darkness that has enveloped this small vessel, a man in his early 30s is holding a snake without …
  • Panchayat polls: Building democracy from the bottom up 30 Nov 2019 21:06 After years of delays, elections to local bodies in Tamil Nadu are finally on the horizon. Barring any ‘last-minute dramatic development’, the polls will be held in a month or so. But there were many such developments in the last three years, preventing …
  • Twin low-pressure areas to launch N-E monsoon into scintillating phase 30 Nov 2019 11:55 The North-East monsoon is preparing to leave behind a dreary and lean November and may have just launched itself into a scintillating phase into early December, powered by two low-pressure areas. The first one has already formed and India Meteorological …
  • Nadda lays foundation stone for BJP offices in 16 TN districts 30 Nov 2019 10:17 Thiruvallur: BJP working president JP Nadda on Saturday laid the foundation stone of party offices for 16 districts and called upon the workers to work towards uplifting people’s lives. The 16 districts which will get new office buildings are — …
  • Heavy rain disrupts life in Ramanathapuram district 30 Nov 2019 06:36 Normal life was hit as heavy rain lashed several parts of Ramanathapuram district on Friday night, inundating residential and low-lying areas, uprooting trees and electric poles, and disrupting power supply. For the first time since the onset of northeast …
  • Workshop on water security inaugurated in Chennai 29 Nov 2019 17:38 It is Tamil Nadu which sets the agenda for other States to follow in the country and it would also set an example in water conservation with the launch of the Water Security and Climate Adaptation in Rural India (WASCA) workshop, said Hans Raj Verma, who …
  • Heavy rains lash Chennai, people say 'something to cherish' 28 Nov 2019 09:51 Image Source : TWITTER Heavy rains lash Chennai, people say 'something to cherish After mild rains, parts of Chennai and Kanchipuram received heavy rainfall since 1:30 am on Thursday. Due to heavy downpour, schools and colleges in Vellore district are …
  • Does Ring Road offer a four-lane highway experience? 27 Nov 2019 04:36 All is not well with the four-way Ring Road connecting Uthangudi with Kappalur. It was with much hype that the State government announced widening of the 27.2-kilometre-long Inner Ring Road to a four-lane highway with median. While it was boasted that the …
  • Thangamayil Jewellery Ltd opens 47th branch at Kilakari 26 Nov 2019 16:35 Thangamayil Jewellery Ltd has opened its 47th Branch at Kilakari,(Exclusively Silver articles) Ramanathapuram District, Tamil Nadu on 24th November, 2019. Shares of Thangamayil Jewellery Ltd was last trading in BSE at Rs.357.95 as compared to the previous …
  • Tamil Nadu Rains: Schools closed in Ramanathapuram due to heavy downpour 22 Oct 2019 13:03 Apart from Ramanathapuram, the schools in Kochi also remain closed on Monday as heavy rainfall lead to water-logging in several areas. Image source: Representational Image/ File Tamil Nadu Rains: Due to heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu, all schools in …
  • TN: Schools closed in Ramanathapuram due to heavy rainfall 22 Oct 2019 04:49
  • Watch: Peacocks dance along railway line in Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathapuram 17 Aug 2019 14:27 17 Aug 2019, 07:14PM ISTSource: ANIIn Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district, several Peacocks in Tamil Nadu’s were seen dancing along the railway line. They were dancing nearby the railway line in Mandapam area of Ramanathapuram district. Peacock is …
  • Ramanathapuram bounces back, Sivaganga slips 29 Apr 2019 13:06 Ramanathapuram district bounced back from last year’s fifth rank in the State to second this year with an overall pass percentage of 98.48 in Class X examination, results of which were announced on Monday. Sivaganga — defending State topper — slipped to …
  • High alert after terror warning to TN, caller tells cops 19 terrorists present in Ramanathapuram 27 Apr 2019 06:17 A high alert has been sounded across Tamil Nadu, after Karnataka DG-IGP Neelmani N Raju on Friday wrote to his counterparts in six states and an Union Territory after receiving a warning of terror attacks. In the letter, Raju said the Karnataka police …
  • Days after suicide bid, Ramanathapuram HIV positive donor dies 31 Dec 2018 01:34 Express News Service MADURAI: Four days after he attempted suicide, the 18-year-old HIV+ donor from Ramanathapuram whose blood was transfused to a pregnant woman at Sattur government hospital, breathed his last on Sunday morning. The teenager attempted …
  • Three youths crushed to death in accident near Ramanathapuram 17 Oct 2018 09:56 In a gruesome road accident, three people, including two teenagers were crushed to death and five others suffered injuries in a car-bus collision in Keelaselvanoor police limit in the district on Wednesday morning. Police said the deceased, identified as M …
  • TN CM wants Ramanathapuram, Hosur, Neyveli on UDAN air map soon 23 Jun 2018 09:10 Chennai, June 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday requested Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to connect Ramanathapuram, Hosur and Neyveli under the UDAN regional connectivity programme. In a letter to Prabhu text of which …
  • 150 kilogram of sea cucumber seized in Ramanathapuram district, two held 16 Jan 2018 07:48 For representational purposes RAMESWARAM: Sea cucumber weighing around 150 kg and worth about Rs 25 lakh, meant to be smuggled to Sri Lanka, was seized from Erwadi, about 70 kms from here and two persons arrested in this connection, marine police said. A …
  • 150 kilogram of sea cucumber seized in Ramanathapuram district 16 Jan 2018 07:45 For representational purposes RAMESWARAM: Sea cucumber weighing around 150 kg and worth about Rs 25 lakh, meant to be smuggled to Sri Lanka, was seized from Erwadi, about 70 kms from here and two persons arrested in this connection, marine police said. A …
  • Tight Security In Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram For Thevar Jayanthi, 8,000 Cops On Duty 29 Oct 2017 22:04 Chennai:  Around 8,000 police personnel have been deployed across Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district for the 110th birth anniversary of freedom-fighter-cum-spiritual leader Muthuramalinga Thevar, the icon of the Thevar community. The birth …
  • Pakistani national comes to Ramanathapuram by boat from Lanka, arrested 24 Jul 2017 03:17 Mohammed Yunus RAMANATHAPURAM: A 65-year-old Pakistani national, who was staying in Ervadi without proper documents, was arrested on Sunday. The man identified as Mohammed Yunus, from Karachi, was arrested from a lodge. The arrest comes ahead of Prime …
  • Police Arrest Pakistani Man From Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram 23 Jul 2017 16:33 Chennai:  The police in Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district have arrested a Pakistani man for allegedly entering India without valid documents. Police say 65-year-old Mohammed Yunice was arrested from a lodge at Erwadi. A senior officer said, "We …
  • Illegal immigrant arrested in TN's Ramanathapuram with Pak currency 23 Jul 2017 10:09 Ramanathapuram: An illegal immigrant from Sri Lanka has been arrested by Erwadi Police from Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district. The Police have recovered Pakistani currency and four ID cards from his possession. The 60-year old accused, identified as …
  • Ramanathapuram encounter death case transferred to CB-CID 18 Apr 2017 01:12 RAMANATHAPURAM: The Director General of Police (DGP) has transferred the case of a police encounter, in which 42-year-old dalit man was killed, to Crime Branch-Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) in the district. Despite the move, the family and …
  • Ramanathapuram: Tension on Ambedkar birth anniversary as police gun down Dalit man 15 Apr 2017 02:10 MADURAI: A 46-year-old Dalit man, whose long-running feud with the members of upper castes earned him a spate of cases including murder attempts, was chased and gunned down by police personnel inside church premises in Ramanathapuram on Thursday night. The …
  • Tamil Nadu: Rowdy-sheeter shot dead in police encounter in Ramanathapuram district 14 Apr 2017 05:29 By: PTI | Rameswaram | Updated: April 14, 2017 10:49 am Image for representational purpose A 42-year-old rowdy-sheeter was shot dead in an alleged encounter with police at Kodikondu near here, police said today. Govindan, wanted in several criminal cases, …
  • Bull owner gored to death in Avarangadu Jallikattu 18 Jan 2020 08:53 By Express News Service TIRUCHY: Jallikattu claimed its first victim when a bull owner was gored to death at Avarangadu near Manapparai on Friday. Over 50 people, including baiters, suffered minor injuries and were treated at the venue. A total of 1000 …
  • Touch me if you can, Muppuli remains untamed 18 Jan 2020 08:53 By Express News Service TIRUCHY: Muppuli was the cynosure of all those gathered at Avarangadu, the venue for the second Jallikattu of the season in the central Tamil Nadu. As he strutted to the vaadi vasal, Muppuli’s owner dared the baiters to lay their …
  • 11-yr-old Pudukai boy releases book on Science 14 Jan 2020 06:22 By Express News Service TIRUCHY: Age is just a number for the young Youtuber from Pudukkottai. The eleven-year-old who started making YouTube Videos in 2017, released a book on science and technology at an event in Tiruchy on Monday. The book 'A …
  • Despite having more coucillors, DMK lose indirect panchayat polls in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai 12 Jan 2020 08:30 Express News Service PUDUKKOTAI: In what could be a shock to the DMK chief MK Stalin, the party, despite having majority councilors, lost to the AIADMK in the indirect elections for the Pudukkottai district panchayat on Saturday. In another twist, the …
  • Post municipal polls, debutant leaders resolve to ring in positive changes in Pudukkottai villages 09 Jan 2020 09:40 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Twelve of 22 district councillors in Pudukkottai are women. For many of them, this is the first time they contested an election. This election made educated women enter politics. These women are becoming role models to …
  • Village chief hits the ground running on day 1 08 Jan 2020 06:40 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Villagers of Senthangudi in Pudukkottai have been demanding a road to the Nondi Ayyannar temple for several decades. The newly elected Panchayat President Selvanayagan (52) started work of laying the road as soon as he …
  • No inducements, Jiyavudeen elected on post Gaja work 08 Jan 2020 05:04 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: At a time when there are allegations of cash-for-votes and auctioning of posts, a village in Pudukkottai elected its president based on the track record of his welfare activities. Residents of Seriyalur elected Jiyavudeen …
  • No religious barriers here: Singapore return elected for his tireless work 08 Jan 2020 00:14 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI:  At a time when there are allegations of cash-for-votes and auctioning of posts, a village in Pudukkottai elected its president based on the track record of his welfare activities. Residents of Seriyalur elected Jiyavudeen …
  • Rebels turned independents set to play kingmakers in nine unions 07 Jan 2020 06:05 By Express News Service TIRUCHY: Independent candidates hold the aces in as many as nine panchayat unions across Ariyalur, Tiruchy and Pudukkottai, as the DMK and AIADMK are unable to claim the chairperson posts unanimously despite either one of them being …
  • Delta hands DMK a handsome victory 04 Jan 2020 01:28 Express News Service TIRUCHY: People in the Cauvery delta threw their weight behind the DMK as the party bagged six district panchayats with ample majority.In the delta heart land of Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur and Thanjavur, DMK registered massive victories …
  • Pudukottai: 27-year-old becomes first woman president of her village 03 Jan 2020 01:50 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Women have come into the limelight in this local body election. The 50% reservation gave wings to many who dreamt of a life outside the confines of the homes.Kasturi Duraisamy is one woman whose dreams have come true. At …
  • Not too many fit enough for Illavata Kal challenge 02 Jan 2020 06:28 Express News Service PUDUKOTTAI: With less than two weeks to go, preparations for Pongal are in full swing. While we usually associate Jallikattu with the festival, another sport is also played during this time - Illavata Kal. This is a traditional sport …
  • 17th century tablet gives information about weir construction 01 Jan 2020 00:10 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI:  A team of historians found a 17th century stone tablet in a dried pond at Velur village near Viralimalai on Tuesday. The tablet is believed to have been used to measure water level in the pond.  The tablet was found by …
  • Madras HC directs State Election Commission to submit copy of CCTV footage from 13 counting centres 31 Dec 2019 08:19 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to submit a copy of video footage from CCTV cameras of all counting centres in 13 districts falling under its jurisdiction, before the …
  • Man flies home from Singapore to cast vote in local body polls 31 Dec 2019 00:23 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: You might remember the scene from the movie Sarkar, in which Vijay, who is an NRI, comes to India on the day of the elections, just to cast his vote. In a small village of Vadakadu in Pudukkottai, a man working in …
  • This 106-year-old 'thatha' from Pudukottai is democracy’s champ 31 Dec 2019 00:23 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: At 9 am sharp, amongst a flurry of activity at the voting booth at Rayavaram in Pudukkottai, the village’s favourite ‘Thatha’ Palaniappa Chettiar arrived at the booth to vote. What’s special about him? He is 106 years old …
  • Youth walks away with ballot box, arrested in Pudukottai 28 Dec 2019 00:19 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: A 23-year-old person was arrested after he walked away carrying away a ballot box at the end of polling on Friday. The incident happened in Periyamullipatti village near Vemmani. The sealed ballot box was recovered. The …
  • Don’t view eclipse with naked eye: Experts 26 Dec 2019 00:57 By Express News Service COIMBATORE: Avoid watching the solar eclipse with the naked eye, warned Department of Science and Technology, Vigyan Prasar, Scientist T V Venkateshwaran, on Wednesday. Interacting with mediapersons, the scientist said that the …
  • Here's where you can watch the rare annular solar eclipse in Chennai 25 Dec 2019 15:18 Express News Service CHENNAI: A rare annular solar eclipse will take place on Thursday morning after a gap of nine years. The eclipse can be viewed from several parts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai. S Soundararajaperumal, Executive Director, Tamil Nadu …
  • This Pudukkottai village has no faith in election process 25 Dec 2019 07:06 Express News Service TIRUCHY: Even as the rest of Pudukkottai is abuzz with a flurry of activity and campaigning, 30 km from the town is a village whose people have never had the experience of what election frenzy would be like. Kuruvikondanpatti is a …
  • Are independents candidates fighting a losing war in Tamil Nadu? 22 Dec 2019 22:44 Express News Service CHENNAI: Independent candidates, who are set to contest in the upcoming local body polls, are at a distinct disadvantage, for they have merely six days to campaign. They were allotted election symbols only on December 19, and have to …
  • Tamil Nadu girl’s NASA dream a step closer to reality 18 Dec 2019 00:20 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Three days after TNIE published a report on K Jayalakshmi, a government school student from a Pudukkottai village who needs sponsors for her trip to NASA, help has been pouring in thick and fast. While individual …
  • National Weather Forecast: Tuesday, December 17 17 Dec 2019 06:15 The Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, under the India Meteorological Department (IMD), expects parts of South Tamil Nadu to receive heavy rainfall on Thursday (day after tomorrow). The prevailing northerly to north-easterlies had sprung a surprise …
  •  With barely making ends meet, grit propels this TN govt school girl to NASA 14 Dec 2019 00:14 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: K Jayalakshmi, a Class 11 government school student, is all set to visit National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in May next year, after having won an online competition. That the girl is a Tamil medium …
  • Auction time: Two panchayat president posts finalised in Pudukkottai 11 Dec 2019 06:45 Express News Service PUDUKOTTAI: A day after video of a reported auction for the post of panchayat president in Cuddalore went viral, auctions were reported in two villages in Pudukkottai. Reportedly, the panchayat president post in two villages in the …
  • Onions from Egypt bring down prices at Tiruchy market 10 Dec 2019 00:38 Express News Service TIRUCHY: Onion prices in Tiruchy fell on Monday after the arrival of 50 tonnes of the vegetable from Egypt and from Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. From Rs 160 a kg, the prices dropped to Rs 110-140, depending on the grade. Traders …
  • Ward 13 winner will be Pudukkottai's Arimalam panchayat union head, claim parties 09 Dec 2019 00:08 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: The chairperson of the Arimalam panchayat union in Pudukkottai may well be elected unopposed. How? Well, the post is reserved for a Scheduled Caste woman. Of 13 wards in the union, only Ward 13 is reserved for SC women …
  • CM’s relative, BJP leader join DMK 06 Dec 2019 05:45 Tamil Nadu BJP vice-president B T Arasakumar, who earned the wrath of the party for praising M K Stalin’s leadership skills at an event last week, on Thursday joined the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami’s close …
  • Days after praising Stalin, TN BJP vice-president joins DMK 05 Dec 2019 08:25 B T Arasa Kumar joins the DMK in the presence of party chief M K Stalin in Chennai on Thursday. Tamil Nadu Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) vice-president B T Arasa Kumar joined the DMK Thursday in the presence of its president M K Stalin at the party’s …
  • BJP cadre express disappointment over Arasakumar statements of DMK leader 03 Dec 2019 08:44 Express News Service TIRUCHY: BJP cadre in Pudukkottai and Tiruchy expressed disappointment over party vice president BT Arasakumar's praises of DMK leader M K Stalin during his speech at a marriage function in Pudukkottai on Sunday. BT Arasakumar said …
  • Incessant rains and overflowing lakes turn Pudukottai youth into part-time fishermen 03 Dec 2019 08:42 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: For youth residing in Pudukkottai town, the incessant rainfall in the last couple of days has provided them with a new leisure activity. With several lakes which have not overflowed in the last decade filling up, they have …
  • Thanks to heavy rains, Pudukottai youth try their luck in fishing 03 Dec 2019 01:45 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: For youth residing in Pudukkottai town, the incessant rainfall in the last couple of days has provided them a new leisure activity. With several lakes which have not overflowed in the last decade filling up, they have …
  • Nagapattinam drug bust: Ganja worth Rs 1.5 crore seized 02 Dec 2019 07:49 By Express News Service NAGAPATTINAM: An attempt to smuggle 700 kilos of ganja worth Rs 1.5 crore into Sri Lanka was thwarted in one of the biggest drug trafficking busts near Nagapattinam on Sunday. Three suspects who posed as 'tourists' were …
  • 1,200 villagers moved to schools in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkai 02 Dec 2019 00:30 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Heavy rains that lashed the district in the last 24 hours inundated several low-lying areas. More than 1,200 people belonging to 130 families of Manamelkudi village were rescued and shifted to two government schools by …
  • Parts of Tamil Nadu flooded, more rain likely 02 Dec 2019 00:30 By Express News Service CHENNAI: As residents struggled to cope with rains that lashed several parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, the India Meteorological Department on Sunday predicted heavy rains in State on Monday and Tuesday. An ‘extreme heavy rain’ …
  • 100 per cent rise in potato prices burn hole in pockets of consumers in Pudukottai 25 Nov 2019 07:45 By Express News Service PUDUKOTTAI: Potato prices have doubled in the last one week due to dip in supply. From being sold for less than Rs 20 per kg last week, prices have shot up to over Rs 40 a kg. This adds to the difficulties of consumers who affected …
  • Beyond faith: The contentious issue of temple lands 23 Nov 2019 21:57 There are many rich temples in the State, if you go purely by the vast tracts of land bequeathed to them by devotees at various points in time. Consider this fact: the lands, if put together, constitute 1,934 sq. km (4.87 lakh acres) — that’s larger than …
  • This man in Tiruchy serves fresh, hot food for free to kin of patients at government hospitals 21 Nov 2019 05:37 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Last week, a van pulled up early in the morning outside Pudukkottai Government Hospital. A few volunteers got their vessels ready and started serving piping hot breakfast to visitors and patients’ relatives. The food was …
  • Case against DMK MLA Ragupathi for comments against Collector 20 Nov 2019 05:36 By Express News Service TIRUCHY: A case has been filed against Thirumayam DMK MLA and former Union Minister of State S Ragupathi for allegedly referring to District Collector Uma Maheshwari as AIADMK women’s wing secretary. Pudukkottai Town police received …
  • A year after Cyclone Gaja, no sign of signboards to help road users 16 Nov 2019 00:04 Express News Service TIRUCHY: A year after Cyclone Gaja wreaked havoc in Delta districts, several signboards on National and State Highways are yet to be restored completely, with many even hanging precariously at several places.  Empty frames, damaged …
  • Kerala Maoist encounter: Hand over slain ultra to relatives, rules Madras High Court 14 Nov 2019 03:08 By Express News Service MADURAI/COIMBATORE: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court directed the Government Thrissur Hospital in Kerala to hand over the body of slain maoist Manivasagam to his relatives so that it can be taken to his native in Salem …
  • 2 At Chennai Petrol Pump Run By Convicts Return Cash, Phone To Owner 12 Nov 2019 18:40 17 prisoners work in three shifts at the Freedom Filling Station (Representational) Chennai: Two prisoners, who were on night duty on November 10 at the Freedom Filling Station - an Indian Oil Corporation petrol bunk - run by prisoners in Pudukkottai …
  • Three Indian fishermen arrested in Sri Lankan waters 11 Nov 2019 08:31 Sri Lanka Navy personnel apprehended 3 Indian fishermen along with a fishing trawler belonging to them for engaging in illegal fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters. The arrest was made by the Northern Naval Command, during a routine patrol in the seas …
  • Against the wind: Coconut farmers staring at abyss as Gaja wreaks havoc 10 Nov 2019 00:32 Express News Service THANJAVUR/PUDUKKOTTAI: he thousands of coconut farmers affected by Cyclone Gaja are still trying to piece their lives together, still struggling to make ends meet after the gale winds flattened the sources of their income. Instead …
  • Five booked in Tiruchy for selling newborn for Rs 1.15 lakh 08 Nov 2019 02:33 Express News Service TIRUCHY: A couple in Manapparai allegedly sold their newborn boy for Rs 1.5 lakh through a mediator. The child welfare department on Thursday filed a complaint against five persons for illegal adoption, including another couple who …
  • Elephant rescued, sent to rehabilitation centre 06 Nov 2019 05:13 Express News Service TIRUCHY: Suma, a 61-year-old private captive elephant from Tiruchy, was taken to the MR Palayam Elephant Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre on Monday evening. Suma has been housed there after the owner, N Sekar,  was charged with …
  • Revenue officials accuse Collector of bias in promotions 05 Nov 2019 04:48 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: As many as 120 officials of the revenue department in Pudukkottai staged a protest at the Collectorate on Monday. They alleged that the district administration was partial in giving promotions. The officials had come to …
  • DMK leader booked for erecting banners 04 Nov 2019 12:07 Tirunelveli police have registered a case against DMK leader and former Radhapuram MLA M Appavu for erecting flex banners without proper permission for his son’s wedding reception at Panagudi on Sunday. Police said that two banners were also removed. …
  • Include Tamil in traffic violation receipts or face protest: Stalin 04 Nov 2019 01:10 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: DMK president MK Stalin on Sunday warned of launching protests if the State government did not initiate steps to get Tamil language included in the receipts issued by police for traffic violations. Also, he accused the …
  • Crime Records show slain Maoists were wanted in UAPA, Arms Act cases 31 Oct 2019 01:12 Express News Service KOCHI: As allegations fly thick and fast that the gunning down of four suspected Maoists in the Agali forest in Palakkad was a fake encounter, Kerala Police have revealed that several criminal charges had been pending against the …
  • Rajinikanth gifts houses to Cyclone Gaja victims, BJP leader invites him to join party 22 Oct 2019 14:55 The beneficiaries were invited to the Superstar’s residence in Poes Garden where they were handed over the house keys. Keeping his promise, actor-politician Rajinikanth has handed over keys of newly built houses to 10 people in Tamil Nadu whose residences …
  • Pudukai police issue a bold warning to motorists 21 Oct 2019 06:18 Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: To control the high number of accidents, Karambakudi Police have gone ‘old-school’ and have drawn warning signs on roads to alert motorists. Reportedly, this method was used to create awareness a decade ago. Sources claim …
  • 11-yr-old discovers pre-historic axe, probe on 10 Oct 2019 02:17 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: A stone axe dating back to several centuries was discovered by a group of researchers from Archeological Research Forum (ARF), on the banks of Vilvanni river near Alangudi. ASI officials are yet to ascertain its age, …
  • 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 …
  • Sri Lankan Tamil refugee gets 10-year jail in rape case 03 Oct 2019 22:23 PUDUKKOTTAI: The District fast track Mahila court convicted and sentenced a Sri Lankan Tamil refugee to undergo ten years imprisonment for allegedly abducting and raping a minor girl of the Sri Lankan Tamil refugee camp at Aziyanilai in Pudukkottai …
  • Ahead of Gandhiji’s Sesquicentennial, rare films discovered 29 Sep 2019 05:39 Pune (Maharashtra), Sep 29 (IANS) Days ahead of Mahatma Gandhis sesquicentennary celebrations, the National Film Archive of India (NFAI) announced discovering 30 reels of raw footage — or six hours of black-and-white films — on the Father of the Nation, …
  • 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 …
  • 30 reels of unedited footage of Mahatma Gandhi discovered 27 Sep 2019 23:03 Footage of Mahatma Gandhi planting a tree in London. The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) has received 30 reels of unedited footage on Mahatma Gandhi of a total duration of six hours. The NFAI received these 35 mm celluloid ‘master positives’ a few …
  • A judicial transfer that’s caused a flutter 10 Sep 2019 03:58 When the ‘beti padhao beti bachao’ scheme was launched in January 2015 with much fanfare by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, there was applause and salutations. In a country where daughters are slaughtered in the womb in many pockets, this was indeed a …
  • Tamil Nadu government stresses need for rainwater harvesting systems to fight water crisis 10 Sep 2019 02:25 By Express News Service  TIRUCHY : All commercial buildings have to install rainwater harvesting systems within three months, failing which there would be a penalty, announced Minister of Local Administration SP Velumani. He was speaking at a special …
  • Atrocities against Dalits: Monitoring remains infrequent, finds SASY in RTI queries 09 Sep 2019 06:13 Express News Service NEW DELHI: The monitoring of prevention of atrocities against Dalits remains infrequent with less number of district level vigilance and monitoring committee meetings held in districts of Tamil Nadu, according to information received …
  • Poster boy’s fight bears fruit as lake gets cleared 06 Sep 2019 03:21 Express News Service PUDUKKPTTAI: NOT long after a father and son paid with their lives to restore a water body in Karur, a Pudukkottai activist is languishing in jail for his efforts to  retrieve a lake that had been encroached. Durai Guna was arrested …
  • UNHCR brings back refugees from Tamil Nadu without.. 03 Sep 2019 21:47 [TamilNet, Monday, 02 September 2019, 23:42 GMT] Uprooted Eezham Tamils who are returning from their overseas displacement in Tamil Nadu find it increasingly challenging to regain their lands and livelihood in the North-East of the island, civil officials …
  • Collector wanted: Poster goes viral 26 Aug 2019 02:22 Express News Service  PUDUKKOTTAI : Waking up on Sunday morning, Karambakudi residents were in for a shock. On the streets of the town, posters stating “People wanted for jobs. Vacancies available: District Collector, District Revenue Officer, Tahsildar, …
  • Vellore trifurcated: How Tirupattur, Ranipet make Tamil Nadu’s list of districts even longer 15 Aug 2019 10:11 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami gestures as he reviews the parade during the 73rd Independence Day celebrations at Fort St. George in Chennai, Thursday, August 15, 2019. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar) Since January this year, the AIADMK- …
  • Evening rain likely on most days of August 15 Aug 2019 02:08 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Rainy days are back. Chennai will receive daily quota of evening rains on most days of this month, weathermen said. As strong moist westerly winds — which triggered cloudbursts in Kerala and Kodagu region causing floods …
  • Seven-car pileup claims six lives, injures 33 on highway 08 Aug 2019 03:30 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Six persons died and 33 injured in a seven-car collision near Narthamalai on the Tiruchy-Pudukkottai highway on Wednesday evening. In the horrific accident, three cars coming in the opposite direction to a Toyota Innova …
  • Super Good Films’s 90th film starring Jiiva and Arulnithi titled ‘Kalathil Santhippom’ Directed by N. Rajasekar 06 Aug 2019 10:04 ‘Super Good Films’  R. B. Choudhry, who entered the production field with ‘Puthu Vasantham’ (1990) later went on to produced many hit films in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada & Hindi, introducing many leading actors, actresses, directors and …
  • Google fetes India's first woman legislator Muth... 30 Jul 2019 04:27 Today's Google doodle marks the 133rd birthday of Muthulakshmi Reddi. She worked tirelessly for developing public health policies and the cause of gender equality. The doodle which depicts Reddi showing the way to young girls, is illustrated by …
  • Gold, laptop, cigars worth Rs 35.2L seized at Chennai airport 27 Jul 2019 02:52 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Customs officials have foiled bids to smuggle in gold, old laptops and cigarettes worth Rs 35.2 lakh at the airport here. Mohamed Asmathullah Khan, 30, of Ramanathapuram, who arrived from Dubai via Bahrain by a Gulf Air …
  • Protest against hydrocarbon project across delta districts 24 Jul 2019 01:28 By Express News Service THANJAVUR/NAGAPATTINAM: A large number of farmers, under the aegis of the Joint movement for the protection of Cauvery basin, on Tuesday took out procession across Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur and Pudukkottai demanding …
  • Tamil Nadu government begins Copra procurement at hiked rates under Price Support Scheme 14 Jul 2019 09:34 By PTI CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government has begun procurement of 50,000 tonnes of copra from farmers at an enhanced rate under the Price Support Scheme for the 2019 season following approval from the Centre. The procurement drive, which will benefit …
  • Anti-hydrocarbons stir: Oppn forms human chain along Tamil Nadu coast 23 Jun 2019 20:10 NAGAPATTINAM: Members of various opposition parties including DMK, CPI, CPI (M)  and different farmers associations including 'Cauvery Vivasayeegal Padhukappu Sangam' and other like-minded organisations staged a human chain demonstration at various …
  • Yoga day celebrated with enthusiasm 21 Jun 2019 15:25 People of all ages practised yoga at various events across the city to mark International Day of Yoga on Friday. The Tiruchi Corporation promoted the concept of Clean Tiruchi at a public session of yoga organised on Uzhavar Sandhai grounds at Thennur. …
  • State to move SC against HC order on medical seat 14 Jun 2019 05:24 The wait of a visually impaired medical aspirant to join the course of his choice will have to continue, as the State government informed the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday that it will move the Supreme Court against the HC order …
  • Sarubala keeps word of drinking water supply 30 May 2019 02:07 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Notwithstanding her defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, the AMMK’s Tiruchy candidate, Sarubala R Thondaiman, has fulfilled her promise to provide free water in Gandharvakkottai and Pudukkottai villages. For the past two …
  • Chennai: 24 flight passengers held for smuggling gold 17 May 2019 21:47  Four passengers identified as Feroz Khan (24) of Chennai, Syed Sikandar (26) of Virudhunagar, Mohamed Munas (46) and Jawseer (44) both from Colombo, who landed from Colombo by an Indigo Airlines flight were stopped. Gold pieces concealed in their rectum …
  • Cop caught on camera stealing tumbler 07 May 2019 03:07 06 May 2019, 01:24PM ISTSource: TNNIn a shocking incident, a police constable and a home guard have been caught on CCTV camera stealing tumbler in Pudukkottai district of Tamil Nadu. Youth at Merpanaikkadu had installed a drinking water facility, a water- …
  • Punjab National Bank heist: Cops suspect others behind Marimuthu death 05 May 2019 01:41 Pudukkottai: The recovery of the decomposed body of Marimuthu, office assistant of the nationalised Punjab National Bank (PNB) branch here, who was suspected to be the brain behind the robbery of a large quantity of pledged jewels from the bank locker, …
  • AIRing earthy flavours 02 May 2019 19:50 Information is a click away and there is no dearth of entertainment channels. Amidst all this onslaught, All India Radio is holding its own, staying vibrant and relevant. The two-part article that appeared in this supplement on November 9 and 16, 2018, was …
  • Axe may fall on three more AIADMK MLAs for supporting TTV Dhinakaran 27 Apr 2019 01:24 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Axe is likely to fall on three more AIADMK MLAs, who have allegedly extended support to TTV Dhinakaran, AMMK general secretary, as Assembly Speaker P Dhanabal is expected to send them notices for their anti-party activities …
  • Duo held for circulating casteist audio clip that sparked riots on election day 27 Apr 2019 01:24 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Two persons, namely Selvakumar (34), son of Ganesan and Vasanth (30), son of Chandrasekar, hailing from Pattukkottai in Thanjavur were arrested for making and spreading a casteist audio clip that sparked off riots in …
  • Cyclone on course, heavy rains predicted in Chennai by April 29 24 Apr 2019 23:34 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday said a trough of low pressure had formed and so, a cyclone storm was likely to be heading toward Tamil Nadu by April 29. “A trough of low at mean sea level lies over …
  • Asian Athletic Championship: ‘Gold’ Gomathi brings laurels to her non-descript village 24 Apr 2019 00:59 Express News Service TIRUCHY: Mudikandam a non-descript village in the district, was abuzz on Tuesday morning. Oblivious to the frenzy, Rasaathi went about her chores when neighbours rushed to her house to inform that her daughter Gomathi had put them …
  • Peace returns to Ponnamaravathi,  prohibitory order off from today 22 Apr 2019 01:52 By Express News Service TIRUCHY/PUDUKKOTTAI: With no violent incidents in the three days of Section 144 imposed in Ponnamaravathi and surrounding villages, the Ponnamaravathi DSP SK Senthil Kumar has said that the 144 would not continue from Monday.   …
  • Lok Sabha Elections: 1,000 unidentified people booked for rioting 21 Apr 2019 00:28 By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: After Friday’s violence at Ponnamaravathi, where CrPC Section 144 has been promulgated for three days, the police have booked 1,000 unidentified people on charges of destruction of property and injuring policemen. The …
  • Bouquet of interesting plays 15 Apr 2019 17:38 Bouquet of interesting plays Narayana Gopala ... by veteran Koothapiran's troupe depicted the eternal fight between the Good and the Evil. — Pics. by R. M. Rajarathinam THE GOOD turnout during the weeklong drama festival organised jointly by the …
  • 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. …
  • AIADMK bags 8 district panchayat chief posts, DMK gets 5 11 Jan 2020 13:31 With counting of votes in progress for the posts of chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of panchayat unions (PU) and district panchayats (DP) in 27 districts, the ruling AIADMK-led front is ahead of the DMK’s combine by claiming the post of chairperson of …
  • A year on, woman transfused with contaminated HIV+ blood at Sattur hospital awaits promised house 10 Jan 2020 08:47 Express News Service MADURAI/VIRUDHUNAGAR: A year has passed since Virudhunagar district administration promised the woman, who was transfused with contaminated HIV+ blood at Government Sattur Hospital, a house on a patta land, but the authorities are …
  • TN plans to seek permission from Centre for 4 more medical colleges 09 Jan 2020 08:41 The Tamil Nadu government, which recently received permission from the Union government for setting up nine new medical colleges, is now planning to seek approval for four more such facilities. Speaking at the Assembly on Wednesday, Health Minister C …
  • 15-day ordinary leave granted to Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict 07 Jan 2020 07:31 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court granted 15 days of ordinary leave to one Ravi alias Ravichandran, one of the convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. A Bench, comprising justices T Raja and B Pugalendhi, …
  • Centre’s panel gives nod for four new govt medical colleges in Tamil Nadu 05 Jan 2020 22:25 Express News Service CHENNAI: Union health ministry’s technical evaluation committee (TEC) has given its nod for four new government medical colleges in Tamil Nadu, at its meeting in New Delhi on Thursday. The new colleges at Ariyalur, Cuddalore, …
  • Tamil Nadu in 2019: Not a dull moment 05 Jan 2020 09:30 When Chennai dried up Chennai suffered one of its worst droughts summer of 2019. With a deficit in rainfall, groundwater levels sinking, and the dry beds in the major reservoirs showing up, it became one of the first Indian cities to run dry. As taps …
  • DMK cements lead in local body elections 04 Jan 2020 21:19 The DMK on Saturday continued to strengthen its lead in the rural local body elections, winning 243 out of 513 wards in district panchayats and 2,100 out of 5,087 posts in panchayat unions in the 27 districts where the polls were held. Elections for 515 …
  • DMK-led alliance emerges victorious in Tamil Nadu local body polls 04 Jan 2020 13:08 The results have brought to light the people’s faith in DMK, they have taught a lesson to the ruling government, said DMK leader MK Stalin. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and its alliance partners Saturday established clear leads in the rural body …
  • Police open fire in the air to end clash between two communities near Virudhunagar  04 Jan 2020 10:54 By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: Police opened four rounds of fire to control a clash between two communities in Tiruchuli on Friday night after people belonging to one community pelted stones at the others' vehicles. Sengulam and Paralachi are …
  • AMMK makes a dent in rival’s south bastion 04 Jan 2020 01:28 Express News Service MADURAI: It’s Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) that spoiled AIADMK’s party in several panchayat unions in the southern districts, considered a bastion of the Dravidian party since its inception.    In the eight southern districts …
  • Clash in TN’s Virudhunagar, police fire in air 03 Jan 2020 20:26 Chennai, Jan 3 (IANS) Police opened fire in Tamil Nadu’s Virudhunagar on Friday in order to disperse two clashing groups. According to the reports reaching at the police headquarters here, a group was returning home after paying their respects to freedom …
  • 1,700 PE teacher posts vacant in govt schools 03 Jan 2020 01:56 By Express News Service CHENNAI : The State government mandating physical activity for students before and after school hours has come as a blow to the already over-burdened physical education (PE) teachers. There are 1,700 PE teacher vacancies in the …
  • A conservancy worker once, woman elected as panchayat president in Tamil Nadu's Watrap 02 Jan 2020 17:14 By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: No amount of setbacks deterred a 49-year-old woman in being elected as a Panchayat president, where she was once working as a conservancy worker till the filing of nominations. Earlier, G Saraswathi was a full time …
  • Madras HC directs State Election Commission to submit copy of CCTV footage from 13 counting centres 31 Dec 2019 08:19 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to submit a copy of video footage from CCTV cameras of all counting centres in 13 districts falling under its jurisdiction, before the …
  • Tamil Nadu local body elections: Voting for second phase gets underway 30 Dec 2019 13:39 Polling in the second and final phase of the rural local body polls in Tamil Nadu began on Monday at 7 a.m. A total of 158 Panchayat Unions are going to on Monday and security has been beefed up in those polling localities. About 1.28 crore voters are …
  • Man held for desecrating Kamaraj statue 30 Dec 2019 00:09 By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: The Srivilliputhur Town police on Sunday arrested a man for allegedly desecrating the statue of former chief minister Kamaraj at Ramakrishnapuram in Srivilliputhur. Sources said that the locals noticed a man placing an …
  • Milk processing: Like its name, khoya a lost opportunity for dairies 26 Dec 2019 00:50 These halwais can do with better quality khoya and chhena. (Archive) Burfi, peda, gulab jamun and a host of other traditional Indian sweets owe their taste and texture to the humble khoya. This versatile base and primary ingredient in mithais is nothing …
  • An amputee on a 1,200-km cycle ride for various causes 22 Dec 2019 05:34 A glance from a distance might deceive anyone that V. Manikandan is just another bicyclist. Only upon a closer look one realises that he is differently abled who rides his old-fashioned bicycle with his right leg alone. While this is impressive already, Mr …
  • Democracy going once, going twice: Panchayat posts up for sale in TN villages 22 Dec 2019 00:10 By Express News Service As reports of panchayat posts being up for sale were emerging across Tamil Nadu, 29-year-old M Sathish Kumar was attacked allegedly for opposing the practice in Sattur Union in Virudhunagar district. He succumbed to his injuries, …
  • Man held after charred body of wife found in Tiruchy 19 Dec 2019 21:53 By Express News Service TIRUCHY: Police established the identity of the woman whose charred body was found in an agricultural field on December 17.  She was identified as Banurekha (22) of Virudhunagar district.  Sources said she married Rajkumar, her …
  • College students stage protests to condemn ‘police brutality’ 16 Dec 2019 21:54 College students from across the State participated in protests and organised rallies on their campuses to express solidarity with the students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University, who were attacked by the police while protesting against …
  • In poll season, ‘auctioning’ of panchayat posts is the flavour 14 Dec 2019 12:02 The ‘phenomenon’ of auctioning the post of president of village panchayats appears to be back in full force, ever since the process of filing of nomination papers in the elections to rural local bodies in 27 districts began on Monday. In the last five days …
  • Man protests ‘auctioning’ of rural local body post, killed in brawl 13 Dec 2019 01:24 By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: A man was murdered during a meeting held at a village in Virdhunagar district in the early hours of Thursday for protesting the alleged auctioning of panchayat president post. M Sathish Kumar (29) of Kottaipatti in …
  • Tamil Nadu: Ahead of polls, panchayat posts 'sold off' for Rs 65 lakh, Collector orders probe 10 Dec 2019 17:26 In the first phase on December 27, 156 panchayats will go to polls in Tamil Nadu. With rural body elections in Tamil Nadu to be held in less than three weeks, a purported video of villagers “selling off” the president and vice-president posts in their …
  • Most dams in the Tamil Nadu nearing full capacity 06 Dec 2019 02:11 Express News Service CHENNAI: Thanks to copious rainfall, the average water level in all reservoirs and dams across the State has touched 85 per cent of the total capacity. After two consecutive years of drought, the Northeast monsoon has delivered aplenty …
  • Madurai Kamaraj vasrity sex scandal: Prof Nirmala Devi granted bail 06 Dec 2019 00:39 By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: The Srivilliputhur Mahila Court granted conditional bail to suspended assistant professor Nirmala Devi in Madurai Kamaraj University sex scandal case. Hearing the bail petition, Judge Parimala granted bail to Nirmala …
  • Govt revamps healthcare for livestock in villages 05 Dec 2019 01:44 Express News Service CHENNAI: Dairy farmers in backward rural areas of the State will soon get relief from transporting their cattle to distant places for treatment and breeding support.   Expanding the healthcare facilities and veterinary services to …
  • Octagenarian couple granted divorce after 25 years 28 Nov 2019 18:18 Image Source : TWITTER  Octogenarian couple granted divorce after 25 years (Representational image) An octogenarian couple was on Thursday granted divorce by a family court here due to 'differences' between them. The family court judge Sumathi …
  • ADB to provide USD 451 mn loan to strengthen power connectivity of CKIC in Tamil Nadu 28 Nov 2019 14:53 New Delhi, Nov 28 () The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide USD 451 million loan to strengthen power connectivity between the southern and northern parts of the Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor (CKIC), the multilateral agency said in a …
  • ADB extends $451 million loan for Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor 28 Nov 2019 14:25 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has extended a $451 million loan to strengthen power connectivity between the southern and northern parts of the Chennai–Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor (CKIC). CKIC is part of the East Coast Economic Corridor (ECEC) in …
  • Human rights body orders magistrate to file report on discrimination against Dalit children 24 Nov 2019 10:03 By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has ordered Virudhunagar District Magistrate to submit a detailed report on a complaint that alleges 35 Dalit students, who were made to clean school toilets and were beaten …
  • How to lose friends and alienate people: The TTV Dhinakaran story 24 Nov 2019 00:55 Express News Service CHENNAI: The death of late chief minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa in 2016 led to a churning in the politics of Tamil Nadu. By early 2017, the AIADMK seemed stable but one man seemed to have the potential to tug the rug from …
  • KD movie review: A poignant film full of life and warmth 22 Nov 2019 09:19 KD movie review: Following To Let and House Owner, 2019 has yet another memorable gem – KD. KD movie cast: Mu Ramaswamy, Nagavishal, Yog Japee KD movie director: Madhumita KD movie rating: 4 stars We are introduced to Karuppu Durai (Mu Ramaswamy), a 70- …
  • Restoration of heritage buildings: Traditional method of grinding limestone and sand introduced in Chennai 21 Nov 2019 12:30 CHENNAI: Reviving a traditional method of restoring heritage structures, the public works department (PWD) has introduced a stone roller yard to grind limestone and sand that would be used for plastering. A pair of bullocks attached to the roller in the …
  • A Mughal-era technique to restore Humayun Mahal in Chepauk Palace 20 Nov 2019 19:54 It is a return to Mughal-era techniques to restore the fire-hit Humayun Mahal in Chennai’s Chepauk Palace to its old glory. Nearly 249 years ago, the iconic Chepauk Palace, located close to the Marina, was built using construction techniques that were …
  • Education Minister KA Sengottaiyaninaugurates literacy programme 18 Nov 2019 23:48 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Ramanathapuram: Minister for School Education KA Sengottaiyan, on Monday, inaugurated the Special Literacy Programme for uneducated adults in the aspirational district of Ramanathapuram and Virudhunagar. During an event …
  • CM Palaniswami congratulates new CJI Sharad Bobde 18 Nov 2019 23:48 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami congratulated the 47th Chief Justice of India, Sharad Arvind Bobde, who took charge on Monday. In his message, the CM said, “On behalf of the people and government of Tamil Nadu, I …
  • IAS officers including State Election Commission’s Secretary transferred, Stalin cries foul 15 Nov 2019 20:30 The Tamil Nadu government has transferred Collectors of Villupuram, Thanjavur and Virudhunagar districts. Thanjavur Collector A Annadurai has been transferred and posted as Villupuram Collector. L Subramanian, who was holding that post, has been posted as …
  • Election commissioner, four Collectors transferred in Tamil Nadu 15 Nov 2019 02:02 By Express News Service CHENNAI: More than 10 IAS officers of the state, including state election commissioner and four district collectors, were transferred on Thursday.   According to a statement of the Chief Secretary K Shanmugam, Sigy  Thomas Vaidhyan, …
  • The filmmaker who’s driven by an ‘unbearable rage’ against injustice 10 Nov 2019 03:12 Leena Manimekalai, 39, grew up in an agrarian family rooted in communist values in Maharajapuram village in Tamil Nadu’s Virudhunagar district. In 2015-16, while researching for her docu-feature Rape Nation, Chennai-based filmmaker Leena Manimekalai came …
  • Security stepped up across Tamil Nadu in the wake of Ayodhya verdict 09 Nov 2019 12:14 Communally sensitive Coimbatore city came under a security blanket on Saturday morning in view of the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute. In the city, a total of 1,800 police personnel were deployed in sensitive areas, public places and …
  • PWD set to embark on State-wide project to build medical colleges 07 Nov 2019 01:59 In early December, the Public Works Department will begin work on constructing six medical colleges across the State. The institutions will come up in Ramanathapuram, Dindigul, Virudhunagar, Tiruppur, Namakkal and the Nilgiris, at a cost of ₹325 crore each …
  • Govt school trio to represent TN in robotics event 05 Nov 2019 11:15 Express News Service CHENNAI: Three children of daily wagers, studying in a government school in Pudukottai, who have won the State-level competition, will be representing Tamil Nadu at the nation-level robotics competition, IRC League- Bot Olympics, to be …
  • ADB to give USD 451 mn for Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor power links 04 Nov 2019 16:18 New Delhi, Nov 4 () The Asian Development Bank on Monday said it will provide a USD 451 million (about Rs 3,200 crore) loan to strengthen power connectivity between the southern and northern parts of the Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor (CKIC) in …
  • Lakshmy Ramakrishnan back in action 04 Nov 2019 09:03 Naan Veezhven Endru Ninaithayo ‘will advocate familial values.’ Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, whose last directorial was House Owner, is back to hosting a show on an internet platform, titled Naan Veezhven Endru Ninaithayo. Those lines belong to the famous poem …
  • TN Cements expands capacity with ₹809-cr spend 01 Nov 2019 15:44 Tamil Nadu Cements Corporation Ltd (TANCEM) has expanded the capacity at its Ariyalur complex at an investment of ₹809 crore. With this, its total cement production increases to 17 lakh tonnes a year from 7 lakh tonnes. TANCEM, a Government of Tamil Nadu …
  • 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 …
  • As T.N. mourns Sujith’s death, two more children fall into pits and drown 30 Oct 2019 20:48 While Tamil Nadu was mourning the death of toddler Sujith Wilson, who fell into an abandoned borewell in Tiruchi district, a three-year-old boy drowned in a pit dug up for constructing a rainwater harvesting structure at his grandfather’s house in …
  • 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 …
  • Now, three-year-old boy dies after falling into rainwater harvesting pit in Tamil Nadu 30 Oct 2019 16:13 By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: A three-year-old boy died after falling into a rainwater harvesting pit near his grandfather's house in Ondipulinayakanu in Virudhunagar district on Wednesday.  Police said the boy Ruthran, a resident of Kovilpatti …
  • Schools, colleges across Tamil Nadu districts shut due to heavy rains 30 Oct 2019 12:56 Image Source : PTI PHOTO Heavy rains batter Tamil Nadu All schools and colleges across six districts of Tamil Nadu will remain closed on Wednesday as the state has been receiving heavy rains since the past few days. Schools and colleges in Tirunelveli, …
  • Tamil Nadu rain: holiday for schools in multiple districts on Oct.30, 2019 30 Oct 2019 06:51 Following incessant rains, four districts in Tamil Nadu have declared a holiday on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. The district administrations of Ramanathapuram, Madurai, Vellore and Virudhunagar have declared a one-day holiday for all government and private …
  • TN gets approval for six new govt medical colleges 23 Oct 2019 23:16 Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Government on Wednesday achieved a unique distinction of securing the Centre's approval for starting six medical colleges in the districts that do not have such state-run institutions at present. This could yield an additional …
  • Analysis: Sasikala factor keeps AIADMK leaders divided 23 Oct 2019 13:44 The “political personality” of V.K Sasikala, aide of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, appears to be looming again over Tamil Nadu's ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), which she briefly headed before her incarceration in …
  • Green crackers: Short on sound and light, high on confusion 20 Oct 2019 07:16 The sky on the night of October 27 may not be the usual riot of colours and noise levels in the neighbourhood may be lower than normal. The dilemma over green crackers seems to have robbed, if not Deepavali, then the fireworks industry in Sivakasi of its …
  • Royal Rajapalayam 05 Oct 2019 19:04 Indian dog breeds like Rampur Hound, Gaddi, Bhutia, Banjara/Sanehta and Rajapalayam have high energy levels, and are more resistant to diseases that afflict most known breeds. Their short and dense coats are suitable for the tropical climate in our …
  • M K Stalin undecided on PMO invite for Xi Jinping dinner 04 Oct 2019 22:19 Chennai: To go, or not to go, that is the question. The Hamletian dilemma has infected the Prince of the DMK, who seems to be struggling for a response to the invitation from the Prime Minister’s Office to the invitation for a dinner being hosted in honour …
  • TN CM submits memorandum to PM modi over linking of peninsular rivers 01 Oct 2019 07:47 Image Source : PTI TN CM submits memorandum to PM Modi for expediting linking of peninsular rivers Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, raising a host of demands, including expediting …
  • NLC India Ltd completes balance 351 MW of solar power projects 26 Sep 2019 04:51 NLC India Ltd has announced that the balance 351 MW of Solar Power Projects under implementation in the Districts of Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Virudhunagar and Ramanathapuram, out of 709 MW Solar Power Projects, awarded by TANGEDCO, has been successfully …
  • A rural coming of age story 25 Sep 2019 19:43 Director Madhumitha is once again in limelight for her latest film KD (a) Karuppu Durai. The film, revolving around a form of euthanasia called Thalaikoothal practised in southern Tamil Nadu, has been receiving several honours and accolades at …
  • TN for very cordial ties with neighbouring States, says Palaniswami 25 Sep 2019 14:38 Tamil Nadu is for “very cordial” ties with neighbouring States, according to Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami. It was because of this approach that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy had responded to the request of the Tamil Nadu …
  • KD engira Karuppudurai is a Tamizh film 25 Sep 2019 03:34 KD (a) Karuppudurai (KD engira Karuppudurai) is a Tamizh film directed by Madhumita and produced by Yoodlee Films (Saregama). The film is scheduled for theatrical release in Nov 2019.  KD has been shot by Meyyendiran Kempuraj, Music by Karthikeya Murthy, …
  • Heavy rain likely at isolated places in Chennai 23 Sep 2019 07:21 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Heavy rainfall is likely to occur at isolated places over Tamil Nadu on Monday according to a weather bulletin released by the Regional Meteorological department. While there was a short spell of heavy rain in various parts …
  • Big bang theory on September 24 for Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi 23 Sep 2019 07:19 Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: In the early 1960s, India was still an infant democracy coming to terms with the rigours of the global market. The economy was in distress — what with two debilitating wars, famines, droughts and floods — and the great …
  • Zee Tamil unveils the second edition of Zee Tamil KutumbamViruthugal; to award and honour the best talent 21 Sep 2019 01:07 Following the grand success of the first ever edition of Zee Tamil KutumbamViruthugal last year, leading Tamil General Entertainment Channel (GEC) – Zee Tamil is back with a bigger and grander edition of Zee Tamil KutumbamViruthugal 2019 to recognise the …
  • Rs 6,448 crore Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor project to begin shortly: M C Sampath 20 Sep 2019 11:33 “Feasibility study and project preparation for the Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor (CKIC) project are already been completed. We have set a deadline for the commencement of the project and work will begin shortly,” said M C Sampath, Minister for …
  • LIC Assistant Recruitment 2019 process for 8500 posts begins @licindia.in 17 Sep 2019 04:50 Sl No. Zone Division State Phase-I: Preliminary Examination / Phase-II : Main Examination : 1 CENTRAL ZONE Bhopal Madhya Pradesh BHOPAL 2 CENTRAL ZONE Bilaspur Chhattisgarh BILASPUR (CHHATTISGARH) 3 CENTRAL ZONE GWALIOR Madhya Pradesh GWALIOR 4 CENTRAL …
  • Light rain, pleasant evenings in store for a few more days 15 Sep 2019 21:36 The sunny weather in the morning turned pleasant towards evening in some parts of the city as they received mild showers. Royapettah, Kamarajar Salai, Anna Salai, Chintadripet, Adyar and R.A. Puram saw light rain in the evening. Officials of the …
  • Four diphtheria patients reported in Madurai, 16 cases suspected 08 Sep 2019 02:00 Express News Service MADURAI: Four patients tested positive for diphtheria in Madurai district between June and September, said highly-placed sources in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Besides, 16 people, including 11 children, …
  • Tamil Nadu Man Opens Fire At Toll Plaza After Refusing To Pay, Arrested 29 Aug 2019 13:42 The incident occurred at the Kappalur toll plaza, around 450 km south of Tamil Nadu capital Chennai Chennai: A 25-year-old man got down from his car and opened fire after refusing to pay at a toll plaza in Tamil Nadu's Madurai district, according to …
  • EPS to lead 18-member team in three-nation visit 28 Aug 2019 00:45 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami is leading a 18-member team comprising senior ministers and officials, during his three-nation visit to attract investments, which begins from Wednesday.  Health Minister C Vijaya …
  • ‘Policy for M-sand to be put in place soon’ 21 Aug 2019 00:24 In three months, the State government will put in place an M-sand policy that aims to promote the use of M-sand as an alternative building material and eliminate the pervasion of sub-standard products in the market through regulation of trade, government …
  • Vellore trifurcated: How Tirupattur, Ranipet make Tamil Nadu’s list of districts even longer 15 Aug 2019 10:11 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami gestures as he reviews the parade during the 73rd Independence Day celebrations at Fort St. George in Chennai, Thursday, August 15, 2019. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar) Since January this year, the AIADMK- …
  • One killed in fire in Tamil Nadu cracker unit 13 Aug 2019 14:02 Three sheds were razed to the ground in the blasts following the fire. Virudhunagar: One person was killed in a fire that broke out in a cracker unit at Karicheri in this district on Tuesday, police said. Three sheds were razed to the ground in the blasts …
  • Conservation of ESZ in Tamil Nadu to get a boost 10 Aug 2019 03:08 Express News Service CHENNAI: In an important development that would regulate the construction activities around protected areas, the Central government has approved eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) for 11 sanctuaries in Tamil Nadu. Union Environment Minister …
  • All four tiger reserves in State ranked ‘very good’ 30 Jul 2019 00:24 All the four tiger reserves in Tamil Nadu have been ranked “very good” in the Management Effectiveness Evaluation (MEE) rating done for all the 50 tiger reserves in India. The proposal for the fifth tiger reserve, linking Meghamalai Wildlife Sanctuary in …
  • Baby Of Woman Given HIV-Positive Blood In Tamil Nadu Tests Negative 27 Jul 2019 20:56 Doctors have performed two tests on the baby and will do a final test next year. (Representational) Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu: The of baby of the woman who was transfused with HIV positive blood at a government hospital in Tamil Nadu's Virudhnagar, has …
  • TN woman’s baby tests negative for HIV 27 Jul 2019 19:25 Virudhunagar : The second HIV test on the baby whose mother was transfused with HIV positive blood in a government hospital here has resulted into negative on Saturday. The woman was admitted to the Rajaji Hospital in Sattur town of Virudhunagar district …
  • Madras High Court's relief: Pregnant woman infected with HIV blood to get Rs 25 lakh, house, job 27 Jul 2019 07:07 Madras High Court's relief: Pregnant woman infected with HIV blood to get Rs 25 lakh, house, job The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Friday ordered the Tamil Nadu government to pay a compensation of Rs 25 lakh, provide a house and a job to a …
  • 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 …
  • DMK, Congress cool tempers after fissures break over local poll seat-sharing 18 Jan 2020 07:34 CHENNAI: Opposition parties DMK and Congress took steps to cool tempers after frosty exchanges between leaders from both sides over the last week, triggered by differences over local body seat-sharing between the alliance partners. After meeting DMK chief …
  • Northeast monsoon bows out, bestowing water but sparing people from damage caused by cyclones 12 Jan 2020 04:55 When the northeast monsoon officially withdrew on January 10, it had left the State with far more water than when it blew into Tamil Nadu. It also allowed the residents of Chennai to heave a sigh of relief because they wouldn’t have to scrounge for water …
  • DMK-led alliance emerges victorious in Tamil Nadu local body polls 04 Jan 2020 13:08 The results have brought to light the people’s faith in DMK, they have taught a lesson to the ruling government, said DMK leader MK Stalin. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and its alliance partners Saturday established clear leads in the rural body …
  • NEET PG 2020 exam on Sunday, check important details 04 Jan 2020 04:12 Madurai: Thousands of doctors across India are set to write their National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Post Graduate (Neet-PG) exam 2020 on Sunday for a seat in the specialty MD, MS and PG diploma courses available at various government and private …
  • DMK slightly ahead in tough local body poll fight 04 Jan 2020 01:28 Express News Service CHENNAI: The results of rural body polls in 27 districts gave enough reasons for both the DMK and the AIADMK to rejoice and claim victory. The DMK-led alliance had a significant lead in the total number of seats won, a first since 1996 …
  • National Weather Forecast: Tuesday, December 17 17 Dec 2019 06:15 The Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, under the India Meteorological Department (IMD), expects parts of South Tamil Nadu to receive heavy rainfall on Thursday (day after tomorrow). The prevailing northerly to north-easterlies had sprung a surprise …
  • Tamil Nadu: Ahead of polls, panchayat posts 'sold off' for Rs 65 lakh, Collector orders probe 10 Dec 2019 17:26 In the first phase on December 27, 156 panchayats will go to polls in Tamil Nadu. With rural body elections in Tamil Nadu to be held in less than three weeks, a purported video of villagers “selling off” the president and vice-president posts in their …
  • Meteorological Department to install weather monitors at schools, ASI sites 09 Dec 2019 21:48 In an attempt to improve weather forecasts and reach out to people, the Meteorological Department will tie up with a few Kendriya Vidyalaya schools and the Archaeological Survey of India to install automatic weather stations across Tamil Nadu. At present, …
  • Counter sought from State on pleas against new toll plazas 06 Dec 2019 05:23 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has sought counter from the State government on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking direction to remove the three newly established toll plazas in the Ring Road that …
  • An exhibition of findings from an excavation site throws light on the life of ancient Tamils 03 Dec 2019 08:05 P Sukanya from Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Sivagangai, cannot take her eyes off the beautiful orange coloured stone encased inside a glass box. Her mouth wide open, she lines up with her classmates in front of the tiny oval Carnelian ring …
  • ‘Nine Rupees an Hour’ review: More work, less wages – Grim stories from rural Tamil Nadu 09 Nov 2019 12:53 Podhumani’s wage remained ₹60 for about 17 years and yet she never complains of work or her ‘bhoomi’; Kamatchi, a Poikkal kuthirai artiste, used to be paid ₹5 per performance and still takes pride in the art form. Five such artistes were taken to Delhi in …
  • Chennai: Man wanted in several robbery cases held 07 Nov 2019 22:17 Chennai: A 34-year-old man with over 15 robbery cases against him in Tamil Nadu, was arrested here on Thursday and 30 sovereigns of jewellery were recovered from him. John Bosco (34) , a native of Muthugulathur, Ramanathapuram was arrested from Pudupet, …
  • Cyclone Maha to bring rains to TN in next 48 hours 01 Nov 2019 11:51 Tamil Nadu is set to get more widespread rains over the next 48 hours due to Cyclone Maha which is brewing over the Lakshadweep area in the Arabian Sea, The effect was already felt on Wednesday, when Chennai witnessed rains through the day. Deep depression …
  • More rains predicted due to low pressure, 120 fishermen missing 30 Oct 2019 19:18 With rains continuing to lash several parts of Tamil Nadu including Chennai, isolated places in the State and Puducherry are likely to receive heavy to very heavy rains for two days, thanks to a new low pressure. According to Met officials, the low …
  • 'Cyclone Maha' to cause widespread rains in Tamil Nadu for next 48 hours 30 Oct 2019 18:20 By Express News Service The pull effect of "Cyclone Maha" over Lakshadweep area would bring widespread rains for Tamil Nadu for next 48 hours before entering a dry spell. On Wednesday, several districts of the State, including Chennai got …
  • Rain lashes parts of city, to continue for few more days 20 Oct 2019 21:28 Rain lashed several parts of the city on Sunday, and will continue for a few more days. Areas like Perambur, ICF, Alwarpet, T. Nagar, Adyar, Anna Salai, Ashok Nagar, Mambalam and Thoraipakkam received good showers on Sunday morning, while several other …
  • Glossy art on glass 04 Oct 2019 02:08 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Glass paintings have become popular artefacts that art lovers and others like to collect. Hemalatha Varadharajan from Tamil Nadu is one artist who knows how to turn a drab cup into a piece of art. She is conducting …
  • Tamil Nadu govt to step up research, excavations at Keeladi 26 Sep 2019 21:42 Samples of potsherds collected from the Keeladi archaeology site. (Courtesy: Tamil Nadu State Archaeology Department) A WEEK after a report published by the Tamil Nadu State Archaeology Department detailed evidence that the Sangam era of South India and …
  • Thangamayil Jewellery Ltd to open new branch at Ilayangudi 09 Sep 2019 19:56 Thangamayil Jewellery Ltd will be opening its new branch at Ilayangudi, Sivagangai District, Tamil Nadu on September 12, 2019. Shares of Thangamayil Jewellery Ltd was last trading in BSE at Rs.311.5 as compared to the previous close of Rs. 308. The total …
  • Thangamayil Jewellery Ltd announces opening of 4 new branches in Tamil Nadu 22 Aug 2019 09:17 Thangamayil Jewellery Ltd has announced the opening of new branches in Tamil Nadu. - Natham - Dindigul District, 40th Branch - Opened on 3rd August, 2019. - Manamadurai - Sivagangai District, 41st Branch - Opening on 25th August, 2019 - Vedachandur - …
  • A multi-faith crowd of 100,000 gather in Tamil Nadu for the procession of Saint James 27 Jul 2019 16:46 St James is the first Catholic church on Rameswaram Island. The spread of Christianity on the island is the work of the Servant of God Antonio Criminali, the second martyr of India. Its façade has a cross as well as Hindu and Islamic symbols, to show that …
  • Three Tamil Nadu districts get set for pre-test Census of India, 2021 27 Jul 2019 00:35 CHENNAI: With the next general census due in the country in the year  2021, the Union Home ministry has notified under the Census Act, conducting of 'pre-test census of India 2021' in all the States and Union Territories from August 12, 2019, to …
  • Fifth phase of Keezhadi excavation on 14 Jun 2019 05:23 The fifth phase of archaeological excavation was officially launched at Keezhadi here by Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture and Archaeology, K. Pandiarajan, on Thursday. The excavation lasting for four to five months would be the second …
  • Former Tamil Nadu Ranji cricketer Prabhakar Rao passes away 10 Jun 2019 01:54 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Former Tamil Nadu Ranji cricketer U Prabhakar Rao (84) passed away on Sunday. Rao was an outstanding cricketer who narrowly missed out playing for the country. He occupied various positions in TNCA. He held the posts of …
  • Praveen’s six-wicket haul helps Kancheepuram win 05 Jun 2019 06:00 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Riding on S Ricky Praveen’s 6 for 29, Kancheepuram defeated Coimbatore by 12 runs in the TNCA inter-district U-19 tournament. Brief scores: Kancheepuram 154 in 48.2 ovs (R Yash 31, Pranav Kumar 35, Aditya Kumar Gaurav 3…
  • Independents’ performance poor in Tami Nadu; together bag 0.51% votes 25 May 2019 02:18 Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu has had its share of interesting independent candidates such as Kuppalji Devadoss called ‘Chillar Raja’ who paid his deposit money in coins and Padmarajan, an independent candidate, who holds the record of losing …
  • India: With water still in our village pond, neighbouring villages look at us with awe 20 Apr 2019 04:39 Ramnad district in Tamil Nadu is a drought-prone area and almost every year, whole or part of the population is faced with severe drought and acute drinking water problems. 80% of the population is engaged in land-based occupations, particularly …
  • Step back in time with this fearless king in Chennai 08 Apr 2019 18:19 Express News Service CHENNAI : The first thing that comes to our mind when we think of freedom fighter and king Veerapandiya Kattabomman is actor Sivaji Ganesan in the Tamil biographical film after the king. The talk titled ‘Reinvention of Kattabomman’ by …
  • Century-old Egmore court set to get new look 23 Mar 2019 02:33 Express News Service CHENNAI: The landmark heritage building of the Egmore Metropolitan Magistrate Court will soon sport a fresh look. The renovation of the building, which is, at least, a century-old and built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture …
  • Tamil Nadu: 24 districts declared as drought-hit, number to rise in coming months 21 Mar 2019 03:29 Express News Service CHENNAI: Due to the widespread Northeast monsoon failure, Tamil Nadu will be facing tough times during the summer this year. The State government has declared 24 districts as drought-affected. Moreover, 38 blocks in seven districts …
  • AIADMK announces 20 candidates for LS polls in TN 17 Mar 2019 18:35 [India], Mar 17 (ANI): The AIADMK on Sunday announced the names of 20 candidates that will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. KRS Saravanan will contest from Salem, P Kaliyapan from Namakkal, KP Munuswamy from Krishnagiri, G Manimaran from Erode, …
  • AIADMK to contest on 20 seats, BJP on 5 17 Mar 2019 10:22 Category: Politics Posted by Syed Qayam Ali Published: Mar 17, 2019, 1:25 pm IST Updated: Mar 17, 2019, 1:25 pm IST Chennai: The AIADMK will contest on 20 Lok Sabha seats including South Chennai, Theni, Pollachi, Karur and Erode while BJP would be fielding …
  • Tamil Nadu: AIADMK to contest on 20 seats, BJP on 5 17 Mar 2019 08:00 CHENNAI (TAMIL NADU): The AIADMK will contest on 20 Lok Sabha seats including South Chennai, Theni, Pollachi, Karur and Erode while BJP would be fielding its candidates on Kanyakumari, Sivagangai, Coimbatore, Thoothukudi and Ramanathapuram Lok Sabha …
  • 2019 LS electrions: Panneerselvam announces seat-sharing for AIADMK-led alliance 17 Mar 2019 07:21 BJP would be contesting on Lok Sabha constituencies of Kanyakumari, Sivagangai, Coimbatore, Thoothukudi & Ramanathapuram. Chennai: The Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and tall leader of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) O. …
  • Bank of Maharashtra to auction assets of Videocon Group's Unity Appliances 12 Mar 2019 12:49 State-owned Bank of Maharashtra (BoM) has put on sale movable and immovable properties of Unity Appliances, a unit of debt-ridden Videocon Group, to recover Rs 153.77 crore loan. The outstanding dues of the Unity Appliances Ltd are over Rs 153.77 crore, …
  • SC’s Team Ayodhya: Retired judge, spiritual guru, mediation lawyer 09 Mar 2019 02:41 Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla, mediation expert, senior advocate Sriram Panchu and spiritual guru, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. In its attempt to give mediation a shot to resolve the vexed Ayodhya issue, the Supreme Court Friday picked one of its own …
  • All 3 mediators in Ayodhya dispute are from Tamil Nadu 08 Mar 2019 20:06 Justice Kalifullah, mediation expert Sriram Panchu and spiritual guru Sri Sri to help settle dispute. Chennai: The Supreme Court on Friday referred the decades old Ayodhya-Babri Masjid title dispute case for mediation. The apex court constituted a three- …
  • The 3 men tasked with resolving the Ayodhya dispute 08 Mar 2019 08:42 The Supreme Court on Friday ordered mediation to settle the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute by a three-member panel comprising of Justice Kalifulla, advocate Sriram Panchu and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar. The panel has been given eight weeks by …
  • Tamil Nadi to explore textile export potential in districts 07 Mar 2019 01:33 By Express News Service CHENNAI : Tamil Nadu will be conducting a detailed study on new and emerging textile products which can be produced and exported from here with competitive pricing through the public-private partnership model on 75:25 funding …
  • Ahead of polls, TN Congress gets Chidambaram loyalist as Chief 04 Feb 2019 06:44 CHENNAI: The change in Tamil Nadu Congress leadership appointing KS Alagiri as President indicate the emergence of P Chidambaram as an influential force in state unit affairs and the national party’s intent to strengthen alliances with existing partners …
  • Music season 2018: Here is a line-up of music concerts to look out for! 24 Dec 2018 11:40 Here are the concerts to watch out for on December 25, 2018.     Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Artistes Time East Mada street, Mylapore Dr. N. Vijay Siva (Vocal) 10:30 AM S. J Jananiy (Vocal) 3:30 PM B. Kannan (Veena) 5:00 PM Smt. Ranjani and Smt. Gayatri (Vocal) …
  • India: Cyclone Gaja Emergency Response in Tamil Nadu- RRF No.20/2018 05 Dec 2018 04:55 5th December 2018 Cyclone Gaja made landfall over Tamil Nadu coast on 16th November 2018 at 1:45 AM, wreaking havoc as it passed the coastal districts of Tamil Nadu. Cyclone Gaja made its landfall with wind speed of 120 – 140 kph, leaving behind a huge …
  • Dates for filing GST returns extended for Andhra, TN districts 28 Nov 2018 18:52 The Central government has extended the due dates for filing Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns for Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district and 11 districts of Tamil Nadu in view of cyclonic storms-Titli and Gaja in the two states respectively. "In …
  • GST return filing dates extended for cyclone-hit AP, TN districts 28 Nov 2018 17:56 New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The government on Wednesday extended the due dates for filing of Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns for taxpayers in 11 districts of Tamil Nadu affected by cyclone Gaza and one district of Andhra Pradesh affected by cyclone Titli …
  • Government extends deadline for GST returns filing for taxpayers affected by cyclones 28 Nov 2018 17:18 NEW DELHI: The government has extended the date for filing summary GST sales returns for October by a month to December 20 for taxpayers affected by cyclones in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. For taxpayers whose principal place of business is in the …
  • ‘No more delaying Serendah school’ 28 Nov 2018 01:26 Compiled by HANIS ZAINAL, CHOW HOW BAN and R. ARAVINTHAN  MORE than 20 primary school pupils and their parents staged a peaceful protest demanding the government address the delay in constructing a Tamil school in Serendah, Selangor, Tamil dailies reported …
  • Tamil Nadu to slip into dry spell from Sunday 24 Nov 2018 04:09 By Express News Service CHENNAI: After Cyclone Gaja and low-pressure area, which have brought good rainfall to the water-starved northern districts, Tamil Nadu is set to slip into a dry spell from Sunday. Met officials said the rainfall activity would get …
  • TN SSLC supplementary results 2018 declared; how to check at dge.tn.nic.in 06 Aug 2018 18:27 Tamil Nadu TN SSLC supplementary results 2018: All the candidates who had appeared for the examination can check the results through the official website, dge.tn.nic.in Tamil Nadu TN SSLC supplementary results 2018: Tamil Nadu’s Directorate of Government …
  • A river regains its mojo 28 Jul 2018 23:09 In full flow, the Cauvery is a sight to behold. At its broadest, the ‘Akanda’ Cauvery between Karur and Tiruchi offers a breath-taking view — a spectacle that has become a rarity over the past couple of decades. With the much-celebrated river in spate, it …
  • Twenty-Two Men Rape 11-year-old Disabled Young Girl for Seven Months 21 Jul 2018 02:46 Reports coming out of India have revealed that no fewer than 22 men took turns in raping a disabled young girl over a seven month period. According to the girl’s mother, she was drugged and raped repeatedly by the men at the apartment complex where her …
  • Girl With Disability Gang-Raped By 22 Men For 7 Months In India, Police Say 18 Jul 2018 22:42 A young girl with a hearing disability was drugged and gang-raped by at least 22 men repeatedly over a seven-month period at the apartment complex where her family lives in Chennai, India, her mother told police.  Police quickly rounded up 18 of the 22 men …
  • Shake-up in 13 district units of DMK, functionaries in 3 units replaced 02 Jul 2018 01:15 By Express News Service CHENNAI: DMK functionaries of various unions and towns have been reshuffled in 13 districts. Besides, the functionaries of three districts units have also been replaced. K Anbazhagan, DMK general secretary, has stated that …
  • How Caste Hatred Turned Tamil Nadu’s Kachanatham Bloody  23 Jun 2018 14:31 “Is it really authentic? There are many doubts about it….” “This is a concerted attempt to deflect Tamil Nadu from its protests…” “It is a case of prior enmity struck at a temple festival three years ago …” “It is a clash between two communities, not an …
  • ‘Not an inch of temple land will be allowed to encroach upon’ 19 Jun 2018 02:27 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Not even a single inch of land belonging to temples in the State will be allowed to be encroached upon, Justice R Mahadevan of the Madras High Court said on Monday. The judge made the observation while passing further …
  • Anna University postpones exams, check rescheduled dates 24 May 2018 23:50 The examinations on May 25, May 26, May 28 will be held on June 5, June 6, and June 8 respectively. In the wake of unforeseen circumstances following the anti-Sterlite protests at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, the Anna University has postponed the dates of …
  • Anna University postpones exams, check new dates 24 May 2018 23:06 The examinations on May 25, May 26, May 28 will be held on June 5, June 6, and June 8 respectively. In the wake of unforeseen circumstances following the anti-Sterlite protests at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, the Anna University has postponed the dates of …
  • TN SSLC Results 2018: Check 10th result at tnresults.nic.in, dge1.tn.nic.in and dge1.tn.nic.in 24 May 2018 04:50 TN SSLC Result 2018: Exam for Class 10 was held in April TN SSLC Result 2018: The Directorate of Government Examinations (DGE) Tamil Nadu has published the result for Class 10 or SSLC today, on Wednesday, May 23. The candidates can check their scores at …
  • TN SSLC Results out, check details on revaluation, marks card and supplementary exam 24 May 2018 02:34 Students appear in ICSE class 10 exams in Kolkata on Feb 26, 2018 [Representational picture]IANS Tamil Nadu Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) results have been declared on Wednesday (23 May). The students of Class 10 can visit the official …
  • SSLC exams: Sivagangai district tops with 98.5 per cent pass 24 May 2018 01:22 Chennai: Students from Tamil Nadu State Board have registered 94.5% pass percentage in the SSLC exams which is a slight increase compared to last year’s 94.4%. As usual, the girls secured higher pass percentage than the boys with 96.4% of them clearing the …
  • 94.5% students pass in Tamil Nadu Class 10 exams 23 May 2018 22:31 CHENNAI: A total of 94.5 % of the students who appeared for the Tamil Nadu state board Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) Class 10 exams passed, said KA Sengottaiyan, the state school education minister on Wednesday. There has been a marginal …
  • Tamil Nadu SSLC 10th Result 2018 Declared at tnresults.nic.in 23 May 2018 07:16 TN SSLC 10th result 2018: TNDGE has announced the result at tnresult.nic.in TN SSLC 10th results 2018: The results of SSLC or Class 10 examinations has been declared today, May 23, 2018 at tnresults.nic.in. Directorate of Government Examinations (DGE) …
  • TN SSLC 10th Result 2018 declared at tnresults.nic.in, dge1.tn.nic.in and dge1.tn.nic.in 23 May 2018 05:01 TN SSLC 10th Result 2018: Exam for Class 10 was held in April TN SSLC 10th Result 2018: The Directorate of Government Examinations (DGE) Tamil Nadu will publish the result for Class 10 or SSLC today, on Wednesday May 23. The candidates can check their …
  • Tamil Nadu SSLC 10th results 2018 declared: When and where to check at tnresults.nic.in, dge.tn.gov.in and dge1.tn.nic.in 23 May 2018 05:01 TN SSLC 10th results 2018: The students can check the results through the official websites, tnresults.nic.in, dge.tn.gov.in, dge1.tn.nic.in TN SSLC 10th results 2018: The Directorate of Government Examinations (DGE) Tamil Nadu has release the results of …
  • TN SSLC 10th Result 2018: How to check at tnresults.nic.in, dge.tn.gov.in and dge1.tn.nic.in 23 May 2018 05:01 TN SSLC results 2018: The exams for Class 10 commenced on April 16 and concluded on April 20, 2018. TN SSLC 10th Result 2018, Tamil Nadu Board SSLC Result 2018: The result of SSLC Class 10th examination has been released by the Directorate of Government …
  • TN SSLC 10th Result 2018 Declared at tnresults.nic.in; Sivagangai district tops with 98% 23 May 2018 05:01 TN SSLC 10th result 2018: TNDGE has announced the result at tnresult.nic.in TN SSLC 10th results 2018: The results of SSLC or Class 10 examinations has been declared today, May 23, 2018 at tnresults.nic.in. Directorate of Government Examinations (DGE) …
  • Tamil Nadu SSLC 10th results 2018 declared: When and where to check at tnresults.nic.in, dge.tn.nic.in 23 May 2018 03:50 TN SSLC 10th results 2018: The students can check the results through the official websites, tnresults.nic.in, dge.tn.gov.in, dge1.tn.nic.in TN SSLC 10th results 2018: The Directorate of Government Examinations (DGE) Tamil Nadu has release the results of …
  • From Athangudi, with love 16 May 2018 12:53 The floor is one of the first features of a home you notice as you step in — it lends a strong sense of identity to the entire structure. So, when designing, making it the primary focus is important. Sticking to local materials and traditions is always …
  • This CA doesn’t cook books, but tasty Tamil dishes (Foodie Trail-Chennai) 10 May 2018 07:21 Chennai, May 10 (IANS) Forty-four-year-old Sridevi Balasubramanian — popularly known as Shri Bala in the hospitality circuit — juggles effortlessly between the worlds of numbers and commercial kitchens. “Accounting is my profession, which provides my …
  • Two NEET aspirants lose fathers; CBSE goofs question papers again 07 May 2018 02:03 By Express News Service Sunday was a day of tragedy for Kasturi Mahalingam of Vilakkudi in Tiruvarur district and Devi Ishwarya of Singampunari in Sivagangai district. Kasturi was among the 1500 students from Tamil Nadu who took the NEET outside the State. …
  • Stalin seeks audience with PM Modi to discuss Cauvery dispute 18 Apr 2018 00:28 CHENNAI: DMK working president MK Stalin on Tuesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking an audience with him to apprise him of the situation emerging out of the Cauvery river water-sharing dispute. “Through this letter, we seek an …
  • Hurdles removed, Keezhadi excavation to resume 12 Apr 2018 01:07 CHENNAI : The Tamil Nadu State Archaeology Department’s ambitious mission to launch excavations at Keezhadi in Sivagangai district, after much heat generated over the laxity on the part of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), has hit a roadblock since …
  • Tamil Nadu's Pudukottai bundled out for nine in SS Rajan Trophy 06 Mar 2018 03:11 CHENNAI: Pudukottai district were bundled out for nine runs by Thiruvallur district in a TNCA inter-districts T20 tournament for SS Rajan Trophy here on Monday. Thiruvallur’s R Rohit Ram and R Srivatsan took five wickets each to help their team register a …
  • It’s a wrap for Jagan’s debut as the lead 27 Feb 2018 03:11 TV host-turned-comedian Jagan, who is famous for his roles in films such as Ko, Ayan, and Maryan, is now doing the lead role in a comedy titled Enaku Innum Kalyanam Agale. Talking about the film, Jagan says, “It’s not a larger-than-life hero role that I’m …
  • Kamal Haasan to launch political outfit tomorrow, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal likely to attend 20 Feb 2018 06:14 Veteran Tamil actor Kamal Haasan will kick off his state-wide tour on Wednesday by launching his political party and its “guiding principles”(AP Photo/File) Veteran Tamil actor Kamal Haasan will kick off his state-wide tour on Wednesday with the launch …
  • ‘Only time will tell’: Kamal Haasan on alliance with Rajnikanth 18 Feb 2018 11:05 Kamal Haasan outside Rajnikanth’s residence in Chennai on Sunday. (Photo: Twitter/ANI) Renowned actor Kamal Haasan, who is set to take his plunge into politics, on Sunday said “only time will tell” about his party’s possible alliance with Tamil movie …
  • Comedian Jagan dons khaki 08 Feb 2018 20:00 Comedian Jagan dons khaki for his upcoming flick Enakku Innum Kalyanam Aagale, which also marks the actor's debut as a hero. He was seen for long only sharing screen space with the likes of Suriya, Vijay Sethupathi and Dhanush. In Enakku….he plays a …
  • Tamil Nadu’s new English learning generation is in its villages 31 Jan 2018 07:00 CHENNAI: Every evening, as Imran Satheer sits down to revise the day's English lessons at home, resting amid his pile of homework is an English-to-Tamil dictionary — his prized go-to guide. It helps him pick up new words and recall old word meanings he …
  • Exploring the Mahatma connection with Madurai 24 Jan 2018 16:58  Madurai is synonymous to the Meenakshi Temple. But there are many more options for rediscovering the city. As January 30 marks the Martyrs Day and 70th death anniversary of Gandhiji, we set out to trace the connection between the Mahatma and Madurai.  In …
  • Qatar- Kamal to launch party on Feb 21 18 Jan 2018 03:39 (MENAFN - Gulf Times) Veteran Tamil actor Kamal Haasan has announced he will commence his political journey from his hometown Ramanathapuram on February 21, when he will also reveal the name of his party. He made the announcement in a statement issued late …
  • Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan begin work on building parties 18 Jan 2018 03:26 CHENNAI: Movie stars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan are drafting plans to build a grassroots cadre having confirmed their formal entry into the political arena. Haasan, in a statement, said late Monday night that he would embark on a "journey of …
  • Kamal Haasan to start state tour on February 21, announce party name 17 Jan 2018 22:40 Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan at a film event in Chennai on Wednesday. Just over a fortnight after Rajinikanth announced that he will launch a political party and contest the next Assembly elections, Tamil Nadu politics got another enthusiast lining up on …
  • Kamal Haasan to announce name of his political party on 21 February 17 Jan 2018 19:02 A file photo of actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan. He says he will challenge the status quo that has been ‘plaguing the politics of Tamil Nadu’ for some time now. Photo: AFP Chennai: Actor Kamal Haasan on Tuesday said that he would announce the name of …
  • Wish him all the best: Rajinikanth on Kamal Haasan's foray into politics 17 Jan 2018 16:17 Chennai: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth has extended his wishes to actor Kamal Haasan for announcing his political debut. "I wish him all the best," said the 67-year-old.   On that note, Haasan, on Tuesday, announced that he will undertake a state- …
  • Rajinikanth wishes Kamal Haasan luck on his foray into politics 17 Jan 2018 13:38 [India], Jan 17 (ANI): Tamil superstar Rajinikanth has extended his wishes to actor Kamal Haasan for announcing his political debut. "I wish him all the best," said the 67-year-old. On that note, Haasan, on Tuesday, announced that he will …
  • Kamal to announce party name, plans on Feb 21 17 Jan 2018 11:42 Kamal Haasan will undertake a state-wide tour of Tamil Nadu from February 21 “to truly understand the needs of my people”. He will announce the name of his political party and its ideology at the beginning of his journey, the actor said. The tour will be …
  • Kamal Haasan to announce... 17 Jan 2018 06:09 The plan will be planned and executed in phases over a period of time. Veteran actor Kamal Haasan has announced he will commence his political journey from his hometown Ramanathapuram on February 21, when he will also reveal the name of his party.  He made …
  • Kamal Haasan to announce political party's name... 17 Jan 2018 04:43 The plan will be planned and executed in phases over a period of time. Veteran actor Kamal Haasan has announced he will commence his political journey from his hometown Ramanathapuram on February 21, when he will also reveal the name of his party.  He made …
  • Kamal Haasan to begin TN tour, announce party name on Feb 21 17 Jan 2018 04:42 Kamal Haasan will announce his political party's name on February 21 at Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram and begin a state-wide tour the same day. The tour will be held in phases. He will begin the journey from Ramanathapuram -- his hometown -- and …
  • Kamal Haasan to announce political party's name, begin Tamil Nadu tour on February 21 17 Jan 2018 04:14 Kamal Haasan will announce his political party's name on February 21 at Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram and begin a state-wide tour the same day. The tour will be held in phases. He will begin the journey from Ramanathapuram -- his hometown -- and …
  • 'My purpose is to challenge status quo plaguing TN': Kamal Haasan to begin political journey on Feb 21 17 Jan 2018 03:57 Veteran actor Kamal Haasan to launch political party on February 21 (File) Actor Kamal Haasan will announce the name of his political party on February 21, the day he begins a state-wide tour from his home town Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu. During his …
  • Kamal Haasan to reveal political party’s name on February 21 17 Jan 2018 03:05 By: PTI | Chennai | Updated: January 17, 2018 8:17 am “At the commencement of the journey, I intend to announce the name of my political party along with the guiding principles we intend to live by,” Kamal  Haasan said in a statement on Tuesday. Kamal …
  • Kamal Haasan To Announce Party Name, Begin State-Wide Tour On February 21 16 Jan 2018 23:40 Chennai:  Kamal Haasan will announce his political party's name on February 21 at Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram and begin a state-wide tour the same day. The tour will be held in phases.  He will begin the journey from Ramanathapuram -- his hometown …
  • Kamal Haasan to announce political party’s name on February 21 16 Jan 2018 22:34 By: PTI | Chennai | Published: January 17, 2018 3:04 am “At the commencement of the journey, I intend to announce the name of my political party along with the guiding principles we intend to live by,” Kamal  Haasan said in a statement on Tuesday. Kamal …
  • Three killed in manjuvirattu, jallikattu in Sivagangai district 16 Jan 2018 21:24 Madurai: Two spectators were gored to death and 46 sustained injuries at a Siravayal manjuvirattu event held in this village in Sivagangai district on Tuesday.  The police identified the victims as Ramanathan (38) of Kazhanivasal near Karaikudi and Kasi ( …
  • Kamal Haasan to annnounce political party’s name on Feb 21 16 Jan 2018 19:46 Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Veteran actor Kamal Haasan has announced he will commence his political journey from his hometown Ramanathapuram on February 21, when he will also reveal the name of his party. He made the announcement in a statement issued late on …
  • Rajinikanth's 6-day meet with fans begins in Chennai: I will announce my plans on December 31, says the superstar [Photos] 26 Dec 2017 05:52 In picture: Rajinikanth.Twitter Rajinikanth has said that he will announce his plans on entering politics on December 31.  "There are so much speculations about me entering politics, I will let my decision know about it on December 31," …
  • Rajinikanth game for second round of meeting; plans to meet 1,000 fans everyday 15 Dec 2017 06:57 Rajinikanth.PR Handout Rajinikanth, who is testing waters before entering politics, will soon have the second round of discussion with his fans. The Tamil superstar will reportedly meet the members from his fans association in the last week of December. …
  • Two research centres in offing to give jallikattu breeds a leg up 11 Dec 2017 03:14 CHENNAI: The news of an attempt to sell 12 Kangeyam cows through an open auction by a farm in Krishnagiri district must have disturbed the cattle-lovers and animal rights activists, but the Madras High Court’s intervention to save the fighter breed has …
  • Law and order situation improved under our rule, says CM 19 Nov 2017 05:04 SIVAGANGA: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, while participating in the birth centenary celebrations of former CM M G Ramachandran here on Saturday, said incidences of crime had come down during the six years of AIADMK rule. The chief minister apart, …
  • 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 …
  • Four killed in road accident near Thoothukudi 18 Jan 2020 07:38 Four persons, including two teens and a 23-year-old college student, were killed in a road accident near here around midnight on Friday. Police said A. Ramya, 17, of Shastri Nagar in Chennai, her brother Virendran, 15 and their friend V. Barghavi, 23, a …
  • Thoothukudi: One hacked to death in group clash during polls 31 Dec 2019 04:20 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: A 57-year-old person was hacked to death and four others sustained injuries in a group clash during local body elections in Ottapidaram here on Monday. The deceased was identified as Mariappan alias Race Mariappan (57) …
  • Rural local body polls: No one is contesting in these seven wards in Thoothukudi district 22 Dec 2019 07:28 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: At least seven panchayat ward member posts have not received applications for the local body election in the district. According to sources, six wards in Pitchuvilai village panchayat of Tiruchendur Union and the sixth …
  • Check dam found broken near upcoming Udangudi Power Plant in Thoothukudi 15 Dec 2019 06:33 Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: After the area earmarked for the upcoming Udangudi Super Critical Thermal Power Plant was inundated, officials who were awarded the contract allegedly attempted to break a check dam to remove the stagnant water. The dam is …
  • TN villagers in distress as their revenue, local body administration split between Thoothukudi and Tenkasi  11 Dec 2019 05:05 Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: Tossed back and forth between two unions of two different districts, people of the 12 villages of Ilayarasanendhal firka are in the midst of an identity crisis, as their revenue administration falls under Kovilpatti taluk …
  • Burglar assaults transgender activist in Thoothukudi 05 Dec 2019 18:15 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: Police are on the lookout for a 35-year-old daily-wage labourer for allegedly attacking a transgender social activist. The 43-year-old activist Jeevan is the project director of Positive People Society and the president …
  • Navy plans Thoothukudi base to strengthen Gulf of Mannar 05 Dec 2019 07:55 Express News Service CHENNAI: In a bid to bolster its activities in the Gulf of Mannar, the Indian Navy is planning to set up a forward operating base at Tuticorin. The establishment of a Navy Air Enclave at Tuticorin airport will complement the forward …
  • Declare Fernandez’s birth anniversary as Tamil Nadu event, demand Thoothukudi residents 15 Nov 2019 05:57 Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: While celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Rao Bahadur Cruz Fernandez, five-time chairman of Thoothukudi Municipality, residents here on Thursday demanded the state government to declare the birth anniversary …
  • Thoothukudi parliamentary constituency: Poll petition against Kanimozhi stays alive 13 Nov 2019 22:33 Chennai: The Madras high court has permitted a voter from Thoothukudi Parliamentary Constituency to substitute his name as the petitioner in the election petition filed by the defeated BJP candidate Tamilisai Soundararajan. Following her appointment as the …
  • Question Rahul Gandhi in Thoothukudi firing case: Activist Mugilan 12 Nov 2019 23:21 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUD : Activist Mugilan on Tuesday appeared before the one-man commission, chaired by retired justice Aruna Jegadeesan, for questioning with regards to the police-firing incident in Thoothukudi on May 22 and 23, 2018, wherein …
  • Cook tries to stab teacher at aided school in TN's Thoothukudi 10 Nov 2019 13:19 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: In a spat that erupted over a teacher questioning the quality of food cooked at a nutritious meal centre, the cook allegedly attempted stab the former at Government aided elementary school at Manthikulam near …
  • Ambient air quality in Thoothukudi improved, best in last three years, reveals data 04 Nov 2019 06:48 Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: The ambient air quality in Thoothukudi had improved substantially this year as per the data available in the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB). In Thoothukudi, the ambient air quality stations are functioning at …
  • Special court to deal with POCSO cases in Thoothukudi 31 Aug 2019 01:39 Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: An exclusive court to deal cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act is likely to be established in Thoothukudi as more than 100 cases of child abuse have been pending in the …
  • Former VP of Maldives still detained near Thoothukudi port 02 Aug 2019 07:14 Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) Former vice president of Maldives Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor, who secretly fled the Maldives on a boat to India, is still being questioned by Central government agencies near Thoothukudi port in Tamil Nadu, said officials on Friday. …
  • Maldivian former vice president Ahmed Adeeb detained at Thoothukudi old harbour 01 Aug 2019 11:54 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: Former vice president of Maldives, Ahmed Adeeb, was detained at Thoothukudi old harbour after it was found that he had illegally travelled in a barge to the country seeking asylum alleging life threat in the island …
  • Newlywed couple hacked to death in Thoothukudi; woman’s father picked up 04 Jul 2019 23:53 In a case that resembles an honour killing, a couple were murdered by an armed gang in the wee hours of Thursday, even as they were sleeping in front of their house near Kulathur in the district. The police have picked up the girl’s father in connection …
  • House surgeons claim sexual abuse by professor at Thoothukudi Medical College 15 Jun 2019 23:42 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: A few house surgeons doing their internship at Thoothukudi Medical College Hospital alleged that they were sexually abused by a professor of the orthopaedic department at the hospital.  In a petition submitted to Dean …
  • Thoothukudi remembers victims of police firing during anti-Sterlite protests 22 May 2019 13:13 The first anniversary of the police firing during the anti-Sterlite protests, which left 13 people dead in 2018, was observed in Thoothukudi on May 22 with scores of locals turning up to remember the victims. Security was beefed up in the district though …
  • A year on, Thoothukudi families await justice 22 May 2019 10:43 A year since the gunning down of 13 persons by the police during the anti-Sterlite agitation in Thoothukudi, justice eludes the families of the victims. The probes — both by the CBI and a commission headed by retired judge Aruna Jagadeesan — into the riot …
  • Tamil Nadu: In a first, marrige between transwoman, man gets registered in Thoothukudi 21 May 2019 13:42 [India], May 21 (ANI): The first of its kind marriage between a man and a transgender woman was registered at the district registrar office in Thoothukudi. B Arun Kumar (22), got married to 20-year-old transwoman P Srija at Arulmighu Shangara Rameswara …
  • In A First, Marriage Between Man And Transwoman Registered In Thoothukudi 21 May 2019 13:01 The registrar's office issued their marriage certificate on Monday, May 20. Thoothukudi: The first of its kind marriage between a man and a transgender woman was registered at the district registrar office in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi. B Arun Kumar, …
  • Good news: Transwoman gets married to youth in Thoothukudi 21 May 2019 04:28 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: In a first, a transwoman from the district got her marriage with a youth registered with the district registrar office in Thoothukudi on  Monday. The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court had already ordered in favour …
  • I-T officials search DMK leader Kanimozhi’s house in Thoothukudi 16 Apr 2019 23:57 Income Tax Department officials on Tuesday conducted searches at the house and office of DMK candidate and Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi at Kurinji Nagar in Thoothukudi. The searches began around 8.30 pm. Over 10 officials participated in the raid, which …
  • Kanimozhi vs Tamilisai: The battle for Thoothukudi 13 Apr 2019 06:41 Chennai, April 13 (IANS) The battle for Thoothukudi is what many are looking forward to in current Lok Sabha polls where Tamil Nadu BJP President Tamilisai Soundararajan is crossing swords with DMK leader and Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi. Interestingly the …
  • Thoothukudi Lok Sabha: Kanimozhi Karunanidhi may win, but BJP eyes 'Hindutva' agenda 07 Apr 2019 23:27 THOOTHUKUDI: Losing Thoothukudi Lok Sabha to DMK’s Kanimozhi Karunanidhi in the electoral battle need not be a defeat for BJP or its Tamil Nadu president, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan, who, given a chance to contest in Thoothukudi, will utilise to gain …
  • Tamilisai promises shuttle train to Thoothukudi 03 Apr 2019 15:45 Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Tamilisai Soundararajan on Wednesday questioned whether income tax officials should turn a blind eye towards the activities of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. Addressing reporters, she said, “Earlier, they said it was because of …
  • Amit Shah in TN today, events at Thoothukudi, Sivaganga, Coimbatore 02 Apr 2019 14:15 Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah will arrive in Tamil Nadu today to campaign for their alliance candidates. He is set to address rallies in Thoothukudi, Sivaganga and Coimbatore, sources said. Alliance leaders including Chief Minister Edappadi K …
  • LTTD-based desalination plant to come up at Thoothukudi? 08 Mar 2019 02:16 Express News Service CHENNAI: With thermal power plants being the largest industrial users of water and exceedingly contributing to water-stress, Chennai-based National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) has come out with a novel concept of using coolant …
  • Sterlite approaches Madras high court to open its plant in Thoothukudi 27 Feb 2019 22:12 Chennai: Vedanta Limited has approached the Madras high court to direct the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board to facilitate the immediate opening of its Sterlite Plant in Thoothukudi by immediate de-sealing of the plant with restoration of supply of …
  • SC says no to reopening of Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi 19 Feb 2019 01:05 By Chennaivision in Chennai News February 18, 2019 The Supreme Court today refused to allow reopening of Vedanta’s Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu but granted it liberty to approach the Madras High Court. Passing the order, a bench headed by …
  • SC sets aside NGT order allowing re-opening of Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi 18 Feb 2019 16:01 In a victory to the Tamil Nadu government and protesters, the Supreme Court on Monday set aside the National Green Tribunal (NGT) decision to reopen the Sterlite copper plant at Thoothukudi. The plant had been ordered to be closed down by the Tamil Nadu …
  • Works under Smart City project begin in Thoothukudi 16 Feb 2019 13:24 THOOTHUKUDI The Corporation has unravelled its plans for the new projects going to be executed on an outlay of ₹ 989.87 crore under the ‘Smart City’ project over the next five years. In a function here on Saturday, Minister for Information and Publicity …
  • Thoothukudi mourns for Subramanian and other martyred jawans 16 Feb 2019 01:11 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: When the phone rang on Thursday, Krishnaveni answered it. On the other side was her husband, enquiring about the family and wishing everyone love. It was 2 pm. Hardly an hour-and-a half later, news started trickling in …
  • Sterlite: Madras High Court raps Thoothukudi police over action against activists 31 Jan 2019 01:42 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court criticised Thoothukudi police for initiating criminal action against persons involved in anti-Sterlite activities, saying that the police department is taking sides. Hearing a public …
  • Vedanta’s Thoothukudi plant can’t be allowed to operate, SC told 30 Jan 2019 14:41 New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that Vedanta’s Sterlite copper smelting plant in Thoothukudi can’t be allowed to operate as it was involved in a series of violations resulting in …
  • Sterlite announces Rs 100 crore worth 6 welfare projects for Thoothukudi 11 Jan 2019 20:51 THOOTHUKUDI: As assured during the National Green Tribunal (NGT) hearing last month, Sterlite copper in Thoothukudi on Friday publicly announced six projects to the tune of Rs 100 crore for the welfare of the local community. The copper major had offered …
  • SC to hear Thoothukudi Sterlite plant re-opening matter on Jan 8 03 Jan 2019 08:54 [India], Jan 3 (ANI): The Supreme Court will hear Thoothukudi Sterlite plant re-opening matter on January 8. Earlier, Tamil Nadu government had approached the Apex Court challenging the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order of reopening the Sterlite copper …
  • Tamil Nadu moves SC against NGT order on reopening Sterlite plant at Thoothukudi 02 Jan 2019 17:10 The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court against the order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to reopen the Sterlite copper plant at Thoothukudi, which was ordered to be closed down due to environmental pollution. The appeal filed …
  • US Journalist detained in Thoothukudi 31 Dec 2018 01:34 Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: A US-based freelance journalist, who had visited the villages affected by the alleged industrial pollution caused by Sterlite Copper, was picked by Thoothukudi police for inquiry from a private hotel during the wee hours …
  • Madras High Court restrains Sterlite from reopening copper plant in Thoothukudi 21 Dec 2018 16:29 The Madras High Court on December 21 ordered status quo as existed before the National Green Tribunal set aside a Tamil Nadu government order for closure of Sterlite’s copper plant in Thoothukudi. Justices K.K. Sasindhran and P.D. Audikesavalu of the …
  • Sterlite likely to restart Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi unit in two months 20 Dec 2018 18:34 Vedanta Group company Sterlite Copper says it expects to re-start its copper plant at Thoothukudi in southern Tamil Nadu (600 km from here) in the next two months, subject to various clearances and procedures. The unit has been shut since March 27, first …
  • Sterlite Copper plans to spend Rs 100 cr for setting up social infra in Thoothukudi 20 Dec 2018 16:12 New Delhi, Dec 12 () Sterlite Copper Thursday said it is planning to spend Rs 100 crore to set up social infrastructure, including establishing a world-class hospital and planting one million trees in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. The announcement comes days …
  • Thoothukudi Sterlite reopening: Can Tamil Nadu counter the verdict? 16 Dec 2018 08:25 Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami announced that the Government would challenge the National Green Tribunal (NGT)'s judgement on the Sterlite case in the Supreme Court. But, the question is - can the government …
  • Thoothukudi administration, cops on alert after Sterlite Copper plant gets NGT nod to reopen 16 Dec 2018 06:25 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI/TIRUNELVELI/MADURAI: The National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order to reopen the Sterlite Copper smelter plant here has evoked both opposition and acknowledgement from different sections of people. Addressing the …
  • Thoothukudi Sterlite Copper plant: NGT sets aside TN government's closure order 15 Dec 2018 14:27 The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Saturday set aside the orders passed by the Tamil Nadu government to shut down the Thoothukudi Sterlite plant. It termed the closure“unjustifiable.” A Bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, directed …
  • NGT orders reopening of Vedanta copper plant in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi 15 Dec 2018 09:19 The National Green Tribunal has set aside the Tamil Nadu Government’s order closing down the Vedanta-owned Sterlite Copper factory in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. The Tribunal has also directed the state pollution control board to renew a key licence, Consent …
  • NGT orders reopening of Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi 15 Dec 2018 08:53 Tuticorin Sterlite Copper plant accounts for a 40 per cent share in India’s annual copper production of 10 lakh tonnes. A National Green Tribunal (NGT) court Saturday set aside the Tamil Nadu state government’s order to permanently close Vedanta Limited’s …
  • Thoothukudi a town in distress 01 Dec 2018 20:21 The report of the three-member committee set up by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), submitted six months after the loss of 13 lives in the May 22-23 anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi, has kindled hopes for a reopening of Sterlite Copper. Naturally, …
  • Sterlite’s Thoothukudi copper plant shutdown unjustified: NGT 29 Nov 2018 05:09 The Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. The National Green Tribunal has issued extensive directions on what Sterlite Copper should do in case it rules in favour of the firm. Photo: Reuters Mumbai: The Tamil Nadu government’s shutdown of …
  • Sterlite’s Thoothukudi plant closure against natural justice: NGT Committee 28 Nov 2018 19:35 A committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to carry out an “independent probe” into the closure of the Sterlite Copper plant in Tamil Nadu on Monday said that the closure was not sustainable and “against principles of natural justice”. “ …
  • UK group to protest at Vedanta AGM, seek justice for Thoothukudi victims 01 Oct 2018 11:41 An activist group in the UK is planning to stage a "loud" demonstration outside the final annual general meeting of Indian mining tycoon Anil Agarwal's Vedanta Resources here on Monday to demand justice for the 13 protesters killed in a …
  • Clubbing in Thoothukudi 29 Sep 2018 20:39 The sun is down and the lights are on. It is 8 pm and I am on a mission in the port town of Thoothukudi. A friend has just texted me this teaser: “Have you been to the nightclubs of Tuticorin yet?” I wonder how I have not heard of these before. A port city …
  • Sterlite submits 45000 letters of support from Thoothukudi before NGT panel 25 Sep 2018 02:10 Express News Service CHENNAI: The three-member expert panel, constituted by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to decide the fate of the ‘closed’ Sterlite copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi, on Monday gave a liberal and patient hearing to the arguments put …
  • NGT panel conducts hearing on Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit in Thoothukudi 24 Sep 2018 08:08 A three-member committee appointed by National Green Tribunal (NGT), Delhi, to assess the potential environmental impact of the Vedanta Group's Sterlite Copper unit in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, has been to the area in its three-day visit to the State. …
  • NGT panel visits Sterlite’s copper slag dumping site in Thoothukudi 23 Sep 2018 01:07 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: After Sterlite Copper challenged its closure order, the three-member committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) headed by former Chief Justice of Megalaya High Court Tarun Agarwal visited the copper slag …
  • Sterlite case: National Green Tribunal panel to reach Thoothukudi today, public meet likely 22 Sep 2018 01:27 Express News Service CHENNAI: Rejecting the Tamil Nadu government’s plea to cancel the visit, the three-member independent committee, constituted by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to decide the plea of the Vedanta Limited challenging the closure of its …
  • Centre's Thoothukudi groundwater report pro-Sterlite: Stalin 09 Sep 2018 14:25 [India], Sep 09 (ANI): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin on Sunday snubbed the Centre's report on groundwater contamination in Thoothukudi district, where the Sterlite copper smelter plant is located and said that the analysis was pro …
  • A 100 days on, Thoothukudi is still picking up the pieces 26 Aug 2018 07:18 It has been a turbulent 100 days at the home of 17-year-old J. Snowlin, killed in police firing during the anti-Sterlite riots in Thoothukudi. Her father, Jackson, a fisherman, sits on the floor of the Lionstown house, unable to summon the will to set out …
  • Consider clean-up, Thoothukudi collector told 24 Aug 2018 01:20 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court directed Thoothukudi collector to consider the plea on removing industrial waste dumped by Sterlite in Upper stream in Kumaragiri village. S M A Gandhimathi Nathan, a member of …
  • Tonnes of materials still at Thoothukudi Sterlite plant, could pose risk: Central Pollution Control Board 24 Aug 2018 01:20 Express News Service CHENNAI: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has indicated that there are still tonnes of materials stored inside the Sterlite copper unit in Thoothukudi that would pose an environmental danger and fire risk. Submitting an …
  • Thoothukudi firing: HC orders CBI probe 14 Aug 2018 23:59 The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the police firing that claimed 13 lives and left many injured during protests in Thoothukudi on May 22 and 23. The protesters were demanding the closure of the …
  • Madras HC transfers probe into Thoothukudi police firing to CBI 14 Aug 2018 08:44 By PTI CHENNAI: The Madras High Court today transferred to the CBI the probe into the police firing in Tuticorin district during the anti-Sterlite protests that claimed 13 lives and directed the central agency to conclude the investigation in four months. …
  • NGT grants Sterlite conditional access to Thoothukudi plant 09 Aug 2018 10:36 The status quo on Thootukudi copper plant of Sterlite Industries continues after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) once again denied permission to the company to operate the plant or carry out maintenance independently. The NGT bench has however allowed …
  • NGT grants Vedanta conditional access to Thoothukudi copper plant 09 Aug 2018 09:15 Vedanta Resources chairman Anil Agarwal. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday granted Vedanta Ltd conditional access to its Sterlite copper plant in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, more than two months after the …
  • 99% of chemicals cleared from Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi 31 Jul 2018 03:48 A file photo of the copper smelting plant of Sterlite Industries in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. Photo: Mint Chennai: Nearly 99% of sulphuric acids, phosphoric acids and other chemicals have been evacuated in the last 27 days from Vedanta’s Sterlite Industries …
  • Sterlite keen to expand operation in Thoothukudi 29 Jul 2018 02:15 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Despite public backlash and a Madurai Bench of Madras High Court order stopping the construction of a new copper smelter, Vedanta Limited has drawn grand plans to expand its copper smelter operations in Thoothukudi. In its …
  • Ground water in Vedanta's Thoothukudi smelter contains heavy metals: Arjun Meghwal 23 Jul 2018 16:22 Ground water in Vedanta Resources' Thoothukudi copper smelter contains heavy metals exceeding limits for drinking water, India's junior minister for water resources, Arjun Ram Meghwal, told lawmakers on Monday. The smelter was shut down in May …
  • Imposition of Sec 144 was not known to public in Thoothukudi, says report 15 Jul 2018 23:41 By Express News Service CHENNAI: ‘The Day Tuticorin Burned’ and the days following it has been documented in a five-volume-report, which was released on Sunday at the Loyola-ICAM College of Engineering and Technology. A coalition of civil society …
  • Anticipatory bail granted to Thoothukudi protester in Tamil Nadu 10 Jul 2018 02:20 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court granted anticipatory bail to P M Tamil Manthan, who was apprehending arrest in connection with the violence during anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi.Tamil Manthan had been …
  • Thoothukudi no longer promising power generation hub of South India 08 Jul 2018 03:14 Thoothukudi: Thoothukudi district proudly projected to be an emerging power generation hub of South India has, however, lost its sheen recently due to the Tamil Nadu government’s inconsistent power policy. The continuing stir by  environmental groups has …
  • Madras High Court grants conditional bail to advocate Vanchinathan in Thoothukudi riot case 05 Jul 2018 09:21 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court granted bail to advocate Vanchinathan who was arrested on charges of instigating violence in the 100th day of anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi on May 22. The petitioner S …
  • Vedanta moves Green Tribunal, seeks to stop Tamil Nadu government's interference in Thoothukudi 04 Jul 2018 05:24 FILE PHOTO: Police stand guard outside a copper smelter controlled by London-listed Vedanta Resources in Thoothukudi in the southern state of Tamil NaduREUTERS/Sudarshan Varadhan/File Photo Vedanta Ltd has sought a permanent injunction against the …
  • Tamil Nadu government trying to save cops who fired in Thoothukudi, charges Vaiko 03 Jul 2018 01:43 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: The State government is trying to safeguard the policemen who opened fire and killed 13  civilians during the anti-Sterlite protest, said MDMK General Secretary Vaiko, at Thoothukudi, on Monday. Vaiko appeared before a …
  •  NCSC asks administration to check school drop outs among Thoothukudi gunfire victim families 01 Jul 2018 01:35 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: National Commission for Scheduled Caste (NCSC) vice-chairman L Murugan on Saturday concluded a three-day investigation into the police firing on anti-Sterlite protesters on May 22 and 23 that claimed 13 lives including …
  • Killed for Protecting One's Land: Lessons From Thoothukudi 27 Jun 2018 17:14 Violence in Thoothukudi highlights longstanding problems in India. It’s been just over one month since 13 people were killed in the relatively quiet and small town of Thoothukudi (or Tuticorin) in India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu, when they demanded …
  • Follow legal procedures while conducting Thoothukudi probe: Madras High Court 26 Jun 2018 01:04 By Express News Service MADURAI: Passing orders on a petition filed against harassment by police during investigation into the anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court gave instructions to the government to follow …
  • Police firing in Tamil Nadu's Sterlite copper plant protest: Scars still remain in Thoothukudi 24 Jun 2018 02:22 By Express News Service After a month of the police firing against anti-Sterlite protesters in Thoothukudi, the world outside will be flashed with images of a city getting back to business, news reports of the city’s small but steady steps towards ‘ …
  • Thoothukudi again 22 Jun 2018 18:05 Thoothukudi’s woes seem never-ending. After the protests, deaths from police firing and closure of Vedanta’s copper smelter that lead to loss of thousands of jobs, now comes news of an acid leak at the plant which, if left unattended, can cause harm to …
  • News Alerts: 1 advocate arrested from Chennai Airport in connection with Thoothukudi violence 21 Jun 2018 07:46 12:11 am: There is a sense of lack of development & discrimination in Jammu & Ladakh & perceptible non-development in Kashmir, leading to more alienation.Rather than addressing question of alienation our partner(PDP) chose to pamper it. All …
  • Thoothukudi protests: Tamil actor Nilani arrested 21 Jun 2018 04:30 A woman television artist, who made some critical comments on Facebook in May against the police after the firing on anti-Sterlite protesters in Thoothukudi, was arrested by the Vadapalani police in Coonoor on Wednesday. Clad in police uniform, actor …
  • 'Danger': Vedanta Warns Sulphuric Acid Leak At Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi Sterlite Copper Plant Severe 20 Jun 2018 16:24 A sulphuric acid leak from a tank at Vedanta Ltd  copper smelter in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi was severe and inaction could lead to serious environmental consequences, the company said in a petition to the Madras high court  on Wednesday.  “There is a …
  • Vedanta says acid leak severe at Thoothukudi copper smelter 20 Jun 2018 15:58 THOOTHUKUDI: Vedanta Ltd said on Wednesday a sulphuric acid leak from a tank at its southern Indian copper smelter was severe and inaction could lead to serious environmental consequences. The district administration had said on Sunday the leak at the …
  • Thoothukudi Sterlite plant sulphuric acid leak severe, says Vedanta 20 Jun 2018 14:56 Vedanta said on June 20 that a sulphuric acid leak from a tank at its Thoothukudi copper smelter plant was severe and inaction could lead to serious environmental consequences. The Thoothukudi district administration said on June 17 the leak at the …
  • Vedanta says acid leak severe at Sterlite copper plant in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi 20 Jun 2018 13:54 Thoothukudi district administration had said on Sunday that the leak at the plant was minor, and steps were being taken to empty the storage tanks as a safety precaution. Photo: Reuters Thoothukudi: Vedanta Ltd said on Wednesday a sulphuric acid leak from …
  • Thoothukudi Firing Should Be Probed By CBI: Madras HC 19 Jun 2018 10:36 By Chennaivision in Chennai News, News June 19, 2018 The Madras High Court has observed that the police firing during the recent anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi was a fit case for CBI investigation. Since the state police was involved, it is a fit …
  • Thoothukudi firing fit case to be probed by CBI, observes Chief Justice Indira Banerjee 19 Jun 2018 01:28 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Presiding over the first bench of the Madras High Court, Chief Justice Indira Banerjee on Monday opined that the Thoothukudi police firing incident in which 13 people were killed was a fit case to be probed by the Central …
  • Sulphuric acid leak: Sterlite seeks access to Thoothukudi plant for maintenance 18 Jun 2018 16:36 Following a sulphuric acid leak on Sunday evening at the Sterlite copper smelter in Thoothukudi, the company has urged the local administration to allow its officials access to the plant to undertake maintenance. The company warned that in anticipating …
  • Sulphuric acid leak detected at Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi 18 Jun 2018 05:05 A sulphuric acid leak, described by officials as “minor,” was detected in one of the storage units of the sealed Sterlite copper plant, a Vedanta group company, in Thoothukudi on Sunday evening. A special team formed after the plant’s security staff …
  • Sulphuric acid leak at Thoothukudi Sterlite plant godown detected 18 Jun 2018 01:32 By PTI THOOTHUKUDI: A minor sulphuric acid leak was detected at a godown of Sterlite copper plant here, closed by government last month following violent protests in which 13 people were killed in police firing, but a senior official said there was no need …
  • Residents wary of midnight police raids in Thoothukudi 17 Jun 2018 22:17 Police claim they have arrested only those who were involved in arson during the anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi on 22-23 May. Photo: PTI Chennai: In the wee hours of Thursday, Thangamari was sleeping inside her house at Madathur in Thoothukudi with …
  • The Thoothukudi fables 10 Jun 2018 18:34 The Thoothukudi firings of May 22 have been read as linear narratives, as specific reports without possessing the power of storytelling. The Thoothukudi violence needs a storyteller to capture the eloquence, the poignancy of anecdotes. One has to see the …
  • DMK walks out from Assembly over Thoothukudi issue 07 Jun 2018 14:21 By Chennaivision in Chennai News June 7, 2018 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today asked the main opposition party DMK to approach the one-man commission headed by retired Madras High Court Judge Aruna Jagadeesan and submit whatever …
  • CM to visit Thoothukudi on June 9 07 Jun 2018 06:50 Chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami is likely to visit Thoothukudi on June 9 to meet victims of the recent violence during the protest against Sterlite Copper. According to reports, the CM will visit the injured persons and will also meet the families of …
  • ‘In Thoothukudi, people chose death by bullet’ 07 Jun 2018 04:34 The people of Thoothukudi, who came together to protect their land, water and lives, had only two choices before them, says Krishnamoorthy Kittu, one of the leaders of the anti-Sterlite protests. Both choices meant death, either by cancer or by bullets. …
  • Vijay visits Thoothukudi victims 06 Jun 2018 08:35 By Chennaivision in Cinema News June 6, 2018 Actor Vijay paid a visit to Thoothukudi, where 13 people protesting against Sterlite Copper unit were killed in police firing recently, and met victims. “Some of the family members of the victims broke down …
  • Shiv Sena to CM: learn from Thoothukudi, cancel Nanar refinery project 06 Jun 2018 03:17 Shiv Sena ministers have urged Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to cancel the proposed oil refinery project at Nanar village in Konkan to avoid a situation like the one in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi, where 13 anti-Sterlite protesters died in police firing, …
  • Only anti-social elements arrested in Thoothukudi: Palaniswami 04 Jun 2018 10:29 Chennai, June 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Monday said the Thoothukudi police are arresting only those persons who indulged in arson and violence on May 22. Speaking in the assembly, he noted that Tamil Nadu “is the only state …
  • Thoothukudi firing was premeditated, says Yechury 04 Jun 2018 04:44 Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said the police firing on anti-Sterlite protesters in Thoothukudi on May 22, which claimed 13 lives, was pre-meditated, and was not a response to provocation, as claimed by the …
  • Thoothukudi firing: Victim laid to rest in Tamil Nadu 04 Jun 2018 00:12 By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: The funeral of J Snowlin (17) who was killed in the Thoothukudi police firing was held at the cemetery of Sahaya Annai church in Lionstown, in the presence of thousands of people who came from across the district to pay …
  • Thoothukudi violence: Sequence of May 22 events throws light on Rajini's remarks 02 Jun 2018 23:29 Thoothukudi: Actor Rajinikanth’s remarks on intrusion of ‘anti-social elements’ into a peaceful anti-Sterlite march to the district collector’s office at Thoothukudi on May 22, converting it to a violent one that resulted in the loss of 13 lives and …
  • A licence to breed? 19 Jan 2020 00:56 Express News Service Hai Puratchi, or the revolution in the month of Thai, of 2017 was one of the largest apolitical protests in the history of Tamil Nadu. The movement managed to keep the bull-taming sport, Jallikattu, alive despite animal rights …
  • 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 …
  • AIADMK bags 8 district panchayat chief posts, DMK gets 5 11 Jan 2020 13:31 With counting of votes in progress for the posts of chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of panchayat unions (PU) and district panchayats (DP) in 27 districts, the ruling AIADMK-led front is ahead of the DMK’s combine by claiming the post of chairperson of …
  • Tamil Nadu in 2019: Not a dull moment 05 Jan 2020 09:30 When Chennai dried up Chennai suffered one of its worst droughts summer of 2019. With a deficit in rainfall, groundwater levels sinking, and the dry beds in the major reservoirs showing up, it became one of the first Indian cities to run dry. As taps …
  • DMK cements lead in local body elections 04 Jan 2020 21:19 The DMK on Saturday continued to strengthen its lead in the rural local body elections, winning 243 out of 513 wards in district panchayats and 2,100 out of 5,087 posts in panchayat unions in the 27 districts where the polls were held. Elections for 515 …
  • DMK-led alliance emerges victorious in Tamil Nadu local body polls 04 Jan 2020 13:08 The results have brought to light the people’s faith in DMK, they have taught a lesson to the ruling government, said DMK leader MK Stalin. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and its alliance partners Saturday established clear leads in the rural body …
  • AMMK makes a dent in rival’s south bastion 04 Jan 2020 01:28 Express News Service MADURAI: It’s Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) that spoiled AIADMK’s party in several panchayat unions in the southern districts, considered a bastion of the Dravidian party since its inception.    In the eight southern districts …
  • Landslide on Bodi Mettu Ghat road in Theni 11 Dec 2019 18:28 A landslide occurred early on Wednesday morning at the eighth hairpin bend on the Bodi Mettu Ghat road, between Munthal and Bodi Mettu. Jeeps carrying workers to the cardamom estates in Kerala’s Idukki district and tourists vehicles to Munnar were stranded …
  • Massive fire breaks out in spice factory in Tamil Nadu's Theni 14 Oct 2019 17:19 Fire breaks out in spice factory in Tamil Nadu's Theni district A massive fire broke out at a spice factory on Monday in Kodangipatti in Tamil Nadu’s Theni district. The fire, reportedly sparked by a malfunctioning air-conditioning unit, began around 7 …
  • Conduct fresh probe on Theni custodial torture, suicide: HC 06 Oct 2019 00:05 By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court directed the DSP of Andipatti to conduct a fresh investigation into the suicide of a 19-year-old youth named Sathiyamoorthy of Theni. Justice GK Ilanthiraiyan gave the direction …
  • Yet another popular TTV man joins DMK, strengthens party’s hold in Theni 29 Jun 2019 01:42 Tamilselvan became the third leader from AMMK after Senthil Balaji and VP Kalairajan to join the DMK. After an influential Senthil Balaji, former AIADMK minister, from Kongu belt joined DMK last year leaving the camp of TTV Dhinakaran, yet another key face …
  • Forest clearance sought for building check dam in Theni 20 Jun 2019 01:45 Express News Service CHENNAI: The state government has submitted a proposal seeking forest clearance to construct a check dam across Vairavanar River inside Suranganar reserve forest in Theni forest division.   Officials in the Periyar Vaigai Basin Circle …
  • Theni SP hurt on head as miscreants hurl stones at cops 15 Jun 2019 00:32 By Express News Service THENI: Superintendent of Police V Baskaran sustained grievous head injuries when a violent mob hurled stones at him in Saruthupatti near Lakshmipuram on Friday. Baskaran was in the area to prevent the simmering tension between the …
  • Private temple declares OPS son as Theni MP before counting of votes 17 May 2019 17:15 Chennai, May 17 (IANS) Even before the completion of polling for the Lok Sabha elections, a private temple in Theni district in Tamil Nadu created controvery with its plaque designating AIADMK’s candidate for Theni seat P. Raveendranath Kumar as an MP. …
  • EC move to shift unused EVMs to Theni from Coimbatore triggers controversy  08 May 2019 01:37 By Express News Service CHENNAI/THENI: Even as counting of votes polled in the Lok Sabha elections is scheduled for May 23, the Election Commission’s decision to shift about 50 unused EVMs to Theni from Coimbatore has stirred a controversy after …
  • Rs 1.48 crore cash seized from premises of TTV Dhinakaran's partyman in Theni, shots fired to disperse supporters 17 Apr 2019 06:23 By PTI CHENNAI: The Income Tax Department Wednesday said it has seized Rs 1.48 crore cash allegedly stashed to bribe voters in Tamil Nadu's Theni district, where an assembly bypoll is scheduled Thursday. Unaccounted cash worth Rs 1.48 crore was seized. …
  • Rs 1.48 cr cash seized from AMMK premises in Theni 17 Apr 2019 05:09 Chennai, April 17 (IANS) The Income Tax (I-T) Department early on Wednesday claimed to have seized cash amounting to Rs 1.48 crore from the premises of an AMMK functionary in Andipatti in Theni district. The IT officials began their search late on Tuesday …
  • Tamil Nadu: I-T seizes Rs 1.48 cr cash suspected to bribe voters in Theni 17 Apr 2019 05:01 The Income Tax Department Wednesday said it has seized Rs 1.48 crore cash allegedly stashed to bribe voters in Tamil Nadu's Theni district, where an assembly bypoll is scheduled Thursday. Unaccounted cash worth Rs 1.48 crore was seized. It was neatly …
  • We are acting as per law: Theni Collector 15 Apr 2019 16:59 District Election Officer M. Pallavi Baldev on Monday said officials deployed on poll duty were acting as per the Election Commission guidelines and action had been initiated on each and every complaint. As and when the officials came to know of any …
  • Farmer's son from Theni wins 800m Asian youth silver 17 Mar 2019 18:30
  • For night sequences in 'Peranbu', we only used candles and match sticks: Cinematographer Theni Eswar 19 Feb 2019 07:30 Express News Service In Ram’s Taramani, single mother Althea is on a ship with her son and her boyfriend. As they cruise into the sparkling sea, the camera slowly zooms out, capturing the sprawling sea in all its magnificence; the passengers are mere spots …
  • Surprise checks to enforce ban held at Kodaikanal, Theni 02 Jan 2019 06:52 By Express News Service THENI/DINDIGUL:    Officials from municipalities and the corporations launched a drive against plastic bags and materials, on Tuesday. Theni Municipal Commissioner Rajaram began the drive against plastic in the morning. He …
  • APEDA-certified lab in Theni by next year 20 Dec 2018 17:14 The Tamil Nadu government has earmarked half an acre and allotted funds to set up an Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Authority (APEDA)-certified lab at Chinnamanur in Theni district, N Subbaiyan, Director, Commissionerate of Horticulture …
  • Tamil Nadu comes up with strict rules for trekking season in Theni 01 Dec 2018 03:28 By Express News Service THENI: The Forest Department will take action against any prospective trekker inside reserve forest without permission from the officials concerned, said District Forest Officer (DFO) of Theni, Gowtham, on Friday. Gowtham told media …
  • Woman dies of swine flu in Theni district of Tamil Nadu 15 Nov 2018 02:59 By Express News Service THENI/THOOTHUKUDI : A 60-year-old from Munnar succumbed to swine flu at the Government Medical College Hospital, Kanavilakku, on Wednesday. Sources in the hospital said that the patient, Rajamani, was admitted with high fever on …
  • Proposed Neutrino project in Tamil Nadu's Theni hits another green hurdle 04 Nov 2018 06:14 Express News Service CHENNAI : The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday ordered that India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project proposed in Bodi West Hills in Theni district cannot be implemented till the approval of National Board for Wildlife is …
  • Mudumalai kumkis head to Tamil Nadu's Theni to tackle female jumbo running amok 17 Oct 2018 04:02 Express News Service COIMBATORE: Two Kumki elephants — Wasim and Vijay — from Theppakkadu Elephant Camp at Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in the Nilgiris district are headed to Uthamapalayam in Theni forest division to chase away a cow jumbo wreaking havoc …
  • 8,410 People In Relief Camps; Flood Alert In Tamil Nadu's Madurai, Theni 17 Aug 2018 19:06 A flood alert has been sounded in Theni and Madurai districts of Tamil Nadu (Representational) Chennai: A flood alert has been sounded in Theni and Madurai districts of Tamil Nadu and people living along the banks of the Cauvery and Bhavani advised to move …
  • Theni clashes: Compensation for Dalit victims announced 09 May 2018 20:26 [India], May 10 (ANI): In the aftermath of the recent clashes between Dalits and Muslims in Tamil Nadu's Theni district, the National Scheduled Cast Commission (NSCC) has announced a compensation for the damages caused to Dalit houses by police while …
  • Dalit-Muslim clash near Theni 06 May 2018 05:14 More than 30 persons were injured, three vehicles were set on fire and two shops and household items in 50 houses of Muslims were damaged in a group clash between Muslims and Dalits at a village in Theni district following a dispute over the route that a …
  • Theni forest fire: Advance bail to trekking club founder 12 Apr 2018 16:11 The Kurangani forest fire on March 10 that claimed 23 lives. (EPS | P Mahendren) MADURAI: The Madras High Court Bench at Madurai has granted anticipatory bail to Peter Van Geit, founder of Chennai Trekking Club, who was stated to be at large after the …
  • Have some leads on the cause of Theni forest fire: Atulya Misra 05 Apr 2018 04:47 The State-appointed Enquiry Officer for the Kurangani forest fire tragedy, Atulya Misra, on Wednesday said he had obtained information on the cause of the fire, adding that the details would be disclosed in the report to be submitted to the State …
  • Theni forest fire: Toll rises to 18 as hospitalised woman dies 23 Mar 2018 00:40 COIMBATORE, THENI: With the death of a 32-year-old woman, the death toll in the forest fire at Kurangani in Theni district touched 18 on Thursday. The deceased was identified as E Jayasree (32), a native of Tiruchy, working at a private telecommunication …
  • Death toll from Theni forest rises to 18 22 Mar 2018 07:36 The death toll from the devastating fire in the reserve forest atop the Kurangani hills in Theni on Thursday rose to 18 with a young woman succumbing to her injuries at a private hospital in Coimbatore. E Jayashree, hailing from Chennai, was rushed to a …
  • Theni project: NGO accuses INO collaboration of submitting false information to committee 18 Mar 2018 01:15 CHENNAI: City-based environmental organisation Poovulagin Nanbargal has accused India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) collaboration of submitting false information before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and …
  • Theni forest fire death toll mounts to 14, case booked against trekking club owner 15 Mar 2018 18:38 The massive forest fire in the hills near Korangani, in Theni district on Sunday night (File Photo | EPS) THENI: The toll in the devastating fire at Kurangani forests in the district has risen to 14 with three more victims succumbing to injuries at …
  • Theni forest fire: Death toll mounts to 14, case filed against trekking club owner 15 Mar 2018 18:22 Theni: The toll in the devastating fire at Kurangani forests in Theni  district has risen to 14 with three more victim succumbing to injuries at hospitals in Madurai on Thursday, police said. While Divya Viswanathan of Coimbatore district, died at a …
  • Theni Fire: Belgian Man Who Founded Trekking Club Under Police Scanner 14 Mar 2018 18:04 Chennai:  Police are looking for the founder of an outdoor sports club in Chennai after 11 people were killed in a forest fire in southern Tamil Nadu on Sunday last. At least 10 more trekkers are battling with burn injuries between 50 and 90 per cent. The …
  • Forester suspended over Theni wildfire tragedy 14 Mar 2018 06:17 A forester named Jayasingh, associated with the Munthal section of the Bodi forest range, was suspended on Tuesday by the Forest Department. Jayasingh allegedly knew about the trekking expedition of the 12-member Erode-based group at Kurangani in Theni …
  • Theni forest fire: Blame game over trekking nod on 14 Mar 2018 01:04 Governor Banwarilal Purohit consoling the family member of an injured trekker, who is undergoing treatment at the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai on Tuesday. Madurai Collector K Veera Raghava Rao is also seen | K K SUNDAR CHENNAI: The Chennai …
  • Theni forest fire: Two tour guides detained, forester suspended 13 Mar 2018 23:23 Chennai: The death toll in the forest fire in Theni district climbed to 11 with one more trekker succumbing to burns on Tuesday. Of 17 trekkers undergoing treatment at various hospitals, eight continue to be critical and are on ventilator support. …
  • Theni forest fire toll mounts to 11; forest officer suspended 13 Mar 2018 15:29 IMAGE: Relatives of the trekkers caught in Korangani reserve forest fire mourn outside the Theni Government Medical College hospital. Photograph: PTI Photo The toll in the forest fire in Theni district has risen to 11 with one more person succumbing to …
  • First arrest in Theni forest fire: Police nabs 30-yr-old tourist guide 13 Mar 2018 13:20 Theni: A 30-year-old man, believed to be a tour guide who led a 36-member trekking group on an ill-fated expedition in the district, has been arrested, police said on Tuesday. Ten people -- seven women and three men -- were killed in a forest fire in …
  • Tamil Nadu Governor Condoles Theni Forest Fire Deaths 13 Mar 2018 12:49 Chennai:  Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Tuesday condoled the death of 10 persons killed in a forest fire in Theni district. "My heart is filled with grief at the untimely end that has befallen 10 members of a trekking group in the …
  • 30 forest fires spotted in the last six days from Theni forest area 13 Mar 2018 11:43 The massive forest fire in the hills near Korangani, in Theni district on Sunday night. (File Photo | EPS) CHENNAI: A day after the Kurangani hills forest fire tragedy, several questions were raised over the safety aspects of trekking, especially during …
  • Theni forest fire: Tourist guide arrested, death toll rises to 11 13 Mar 2018 11:34 Image used for representational purpose THENI: A 30-year-old man, believed to be a tour guide who led a 36-member trekking group on an ill-fated expedition in the district, has been arrested, police said today. Ten people -- seven women and three men -- …
  • Theni forest fire: Death toll increases to 11, tourist guide arrested 13 Mar 2018 11:33 The massive forest fire in the hills near Korangani, in Theni district on Sunday night (File Photo | EPS) CHENNAI: The death toll in Tamil Nadu's Kurangani Hills forest fire increased to 11 on Tuesday, with a 29-year-old succumbing to severe burn …
  • Theni forest fire: Trekkers delight Kurangani in Tamil Nadu 13 Mar 2018 07:57 By: PTI | Theni | Published: March 13, 2018 12:30 pm Seven women and three men, part of a trekking expedition, were killed in the devastating forest fire in the hills on March 11 (ANI/ File) “Welcome to Kurangani Hills, the Western Ghats for a glimpse …
  • Post-Theni tragedy, govt bans forest treks 13 Mar 2018 06:53 The Forest Department has imposed a temporary ban on forest trekking and has restricted entry into wildlife sanctuaries in the backdrop of the tragic incident at Theni in which several persons were charred to death in a forest fire. A pressnote quoting …
  • Theni forest fire: When saving oneself became an uphill task 13 Mar 2018 01:06 CHENNAI: Once the initial panic subsided, 20-year-old Sahana had two options — to wait out the burgeoning forest fire in the green patches above along with most of her trekking club mates or to use the last bit of her dying strength to take an alternative …
  • Theni forest fire toll up to 10 12 Mar 2018 23:15 The death toll due to the forest fire in the Bodi hills of Theni district that trapped trekkers on the Kurangani hill rose to 10 on Monday. Among the dead were seven women and three men, including a man who got married only four months ago. His wife is in …
  • Theni forest fire toll now 10, probe ordered 12 Mar 2018 22:28 Several fire tenders have reached the spot and rescue operations are underway. Death toll in the forest fire near Theni, in Tamil Nadu, on Sunday that has killed 10 people so far is likely to go up, with at least four victims being treated in different …
  • Modi condoles death, wishes speedy recovery for injured in Theni forest fire 12 Mar 2018 21:22 Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences to the bereaved families which have lost their kin in the forest fire in the Western Ghat's Kurangani Hill ranges in Theni district of Tamil Nadu. He also wished the trekkers who were …
  • Theni trekking tragedy takes toll of 10 lives, many critical 12 Mar 2018 21:22 Theni: With the death toll in the forest fire in Theni district increasing to 10 on Monday, the Tamil Nadu government has ordered a full-fledged probe into the Kurangani hills forest fire tragedy to ascertain how the fire spread. Chief Minister Edappadi K. …
  • Theni forest fire: 10 trekkers killed in Tamil Nadu, six in critical condition 12 Mar 2018 20:23 Paramilitary personnel prepare to undertake a rescue mission at Kurangani hills in Theni district of Tamil Nadu on Monday. Photo: AFP Chennai: At least 10 trekkers, including five women and a child, were confirmed dead and six were in a critical condition …
  • Theni forest fire: PM Modi lauds Sitharaman for rescue ops 12 Mar 2018 19:49 [India], Mar. 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appreciated Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and team for their stupendous efforts during the rescue operations in the Theni forest fire. The fire that broke out in Theni district yesterday …
  • When forest fire turned a pristine trekkers paradise in Theni into an inferno 12 Mar 2018 17:16 THENI: "Welcome to Kurangani Hills, the Western Ghats for a glimpse on the forces of Nature," says a welcome signboard ahead of the pristine mountain ranges near here. It is an irony that it is the force of nature, a wild fire, that snuffed out …
  • Theni forest fire: Death toll rises to 10, CM says trekkers did not have permission for expedition 12 Mar 2018 16:54 An injured trekker being rushed to a government hospital in Theni district on Monday. (PTI) Ten people – seven women and three men – who were part of a trekking expedition were killed in a fire that swept through the Theni forest in Tamil Nadu, bordering …
  • 10 trekkers killed in Theni forest fire 12 Mar 2018 16:09 The toll in the forest fire in Theni district rose to 10 on Monday as the Tamil Nadu government ordered a probe into it and assured action against those who allegedly arranged for the expedition without permission. IMAGE:  Relatives of the trekkers caught …
  • Theni forest fire victims airlifted by Indian Air Force 12 Mar 2018 15:07 Some of the victims trapped in the blaze at the Kurangani reserve forest in Tamil Nadu's Theni district were rescued by IAF choppers. (Video courtesy: Defence Ministry) Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. …
  • Theni forest fire: Kerala bans trekking, TN orders probe 12 Mar 2018 14:39 Twenty-seven people have been rescued so far by the fire and forest departments, along with Indian Air Force’s (IAF's) aid — 11 of them is admitted to hospitals in Madurai and Erode after suffering serious burns. The defence ministry swung into full …
  • After Theni forest fire, political leaders urge state govt. to ensure safety of trekkers 12 Mar 2018 13:21 Several political leaders on Monday expressed condolences over the death of trekkers in forest fire in Kurangani in Theni district and urged the government to take adequate steps to prevent such incidents in the future. In a statement issued here, DMK …
  • Theni forest fire LIVE Updates: Death toll rises to 10, CM Palaniswamy announces relief of Rs 4 lakh to next of kin of deceased 12 Mar 2018 13:20 Theni forest fire LIVE Updates: Rescue operations are underway on the spot. The death toll in the Theni forest fire in Tamil Nadu’s Kurangani district has risen to 10, officials confirmed on Monday evening. The district collector’s office also released a …
  • Kerala temporarily bans trekking in forest areas after Tamil Nadu’s Theni forest fire 12 Mar 2018 12:06 — By PTI | Mar 12, 2018 02:42 pm Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government today temporarily banned trekking in state forest areas in the backdrop of the fire at Kurangani hills in neighbouring Tamil Nadu, in which nine people were killed. A decision to …
  • Kerala temporarily bans trekking in forest areas after Theni fire 12 Mar 2018 11:55 Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan (File | PTI) THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala government today temporarily banned trekking in state forest areas in the backdrop of the fire at Kurangani hills in neighbouring Tamil Nadu, in which nine people were killed. A …
  • Theni forest fire: trekkers being treated for burns at Madurai hospital 12 Mar 2018 08:54 Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan on Monday said that efforts are on to save the lives of trekkers who were caught in the Theni forest fires on Sunday, some of whom have been admitted with severe burn injuries, at the Government Rajaji Hospital …
  • Theni fire: Kerala orders temporary ban on trekking in forest regions 12 Mar 2018 08:34 DH News Service, Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 12 2018, 13:51 IST As the death toll in the forest fire on Kurangani Hills in Tamil Nadu's Theni district rose on Monday, neighbouring Kerala imposed a temporary ban on trekking in the state's forest regions …
  • 9 trekkers killed in Theni forest fire 12 Mar 2018 07:22 Nine people, who were part of a trekking expedition, have been killed in a forest fire in the Western Ghats, the Tamil Nadu government said on Monday. "Nine persons are dead, while 17 of the rescued have been hospitalised and 10 did not require …
  • 9 trekkers killed in massive fire in Theni forest, IAF conducts rescue ops 12 Mar 2018 06:58 Theni: Nine of the 39 trekkers who were trapped in Sunday’s raging forest fire deep in Kurangani hills reserve near Theni in Tamil Nadu have died.  The people who died in the fire includes four women, four men and a child. Out of 27 people who have been …
  • Theni forest fire: 9 trekkers dead, 27 rescued in Tamil Nadu 12 Mar 2018 06:45 Representational image. Two groups comprising 36 trekkers got stranded after fire broke out in Kurangani hills, Theni district, on Sunday evening. Photo: Arvind Moudgil/Hindustan Times Chennai: At least nine people died after they got trapped in a …
  • Nine trekkers killed in massive forest blaze in Tamil Nadu's Theni 12 Mar 2018 06:27 Theni: Nine of the 39 trekkers who were trapped in Sunday’s raging forest fire deep in Kurangani hills reserve near Theni in Tamil Nadu have died on Monday. The people who died in the fire includes four women, four men and a child. Out of 27 people who …
  • Theni forest fire: 9 trekkers killed in massive blaze; IAF conducts rescue ops 12 Mar 2018 05:48 Theni: Nine of the 39 trekkers who were trapped in Sunday’s raging forest fire deep in Kurangani hills reserve near Theni in Tamil Nadu have died on Monday. The people who died in the fire includes four women, four men and a child. Out of 27 people who …
  • Theni fire: Garud Commando Force, IAF begin rescue operation 12 Mar 2018 05:48 [India], Mar. 12 (ANI): 16 commandos of the Garud Commando Force and four choppers from the Indian Air Force (IAF), with one of them at standby, arrived here on Monday morning to commence the search and rescue operation of those stuck in the Kurangani …
  • Theni forest fire LIVE Updates: Nine dead in Kurangani, rescue operations underway 12 Mar 2018 05:14 Theni forest fire LIVE Updates: Rescue operations are underway on the spot. Nine people were killed in the Theni forest fire in Tamil Nadu’s Kurangani district, officials confirmed on Monday. The district collector’s office also released a list of names …
  • Theni forest fire: 27 rescued, at least 8 feared dead in Tamil Nadu 12 Mar 2018 04:44 Representational image. Two groups comprising 37 trekkers got stranded after fire broke out in Kurangani hills, Theni district, on Sunday evening. Photo: Arvind Moudgil/Hindustan Times Chennai: A total of 27 people who got trapped in a fire in …
  • Tamil Nadu: 40 trapped in Theni forest fire, 15 girls rescued 12 Mar 2018 03:35 — By Our Correspondent | Mar 12, 2018 07:44 am Chennai: A multi-department rescue operation assisted by the Defence Ministry was launched on Sunday evening to rescue at least 40 people including girls and some minors, who were trapped in a massive forest …
  • 5 trekkers killed in Theni forest fire, 30 saved, IAF conducts rescue operations 12 Mar 2018 03:32 Theni: Five of the 39 trekkers who were trapped in Sunday’s raging forest fire deep in Kurangani hills reserve near Theni in Tamil Nadu have died.  Thirty of the trekkers, mostly students, have been rescued and were rushed to a government hospital. The …
  • Theni forest fire Highlights: At least five persons suffer burn injuries, low visibility hampers rescue ops 11 Mar 2018 22:41 Several fire tenders have reached the spot and rescue operations are underway. Around 30 people are believed to be trapped in Kurangani hills after a fire broke out in the forest in Theni district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday. Defence Minister Nirmala …
  • Theni Fire Highlights: About 30 Caught In Tamil Nadu Forest Fire, IAF On Rescue 11 Mar 2018 22:33 Theni Fire: Firefighters are at the spot to douse the flame New Delhi:  About 30 students trekking in Kurankani hills in Theni were caught in a forest fire. Fire fighters have reached the spot to rescue the students. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has also …
  • Theni forest fire: 65 trapped in Kurangani hills, deaths feared 11 Mar 2018 22:21 Several fire tenders have reached the spot and rescue operations are underway. AT LEAST 65 trekkers, many of them believed to be college students, IT employees and families with children from Chennai, Coimbatore and Tirupur, were trapped Sunday in a fire …
  • Theni fire: No information on casualty, says DC 11 Mar 2018 21:40 [India], Mar 12 (ANI): Theni District Collector, Pallavi Baldev on Monday said that she has not received any information on the casualty in the forest fire that erupted near Kurangani hills here. Baldev informed that around 37 people in two separate groups …
  • Students caught in forest fire in Tamil Nadu's Theni 11 Mar 2018 20:48 A group of college students from Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore and Erode districts, had embarked upon a trekking expedition, and are feared trapped in a raging forest fire.  Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. …
  • 15 of 40 trekkers rescued from Theni forest fire 11 Mar 2018 20:09 Theni: About 25 trekkers, some of them women, are feared trapped in raging fire deep in the reserve forest atop the Kurangani hills near here  even as massive rescue operations by multiple agencies, including the Indian Air Force, managed to rescue around …
  • Tamil Nadu forest fire: One student killed, 15 rescued so far; massive operation underway in Theni district, Air Force pressed into service 11 Mar 2018 18:33 One student was killed in a forest fire that broke out in Theni district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday. The authorities, however, managed to rescue 15 students. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the IAF has also been pressed into service. A massive …
  • Theni forest fire 11 Mar 2018 17:40 CHENNAI: Four students who were part of a large group of trekkers were charred to death in a forest fire in Kurugumalai area in Tamil Nadu's Theni on Sunday. Madurai circle conservator of forests RK Jagenia confirmed the death of four people to TOI and …
  • Theni forest fire: Around 15 students rescued, IAF services roped in; many suspected to be trapped 11 Mar 2018 17:30 The Southern Command is in touch with the Collector of Theni to assist in the rescue operations. (Source: ANI) Around 30 people, including several students, are trapped in a forest fire in Tamil Nadu’s Kurangani hills in Theni district on Sunday. According …
  • Theni forest fire LIVE UPDATES: At least five persons suffer burn injuries, low visibility hampers rescue ops 11 Mar 2018 17:30 Several fire tenders have reached the spot and rescue operations are underway. Around 30 people are believed to be trapped in Kurangani hills after a fire broke out in the forest in Theni district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday. Defence Minister Nirmala …
  • Theni Fire Live Updates: About 30 Caught In Tamil Nadu Forest Fire, IAF On Rescue 11 Mar 2018 16:56 Theni Fire: Firefighters are at the spot to douse the flame New Delhi:  About 30 students trekking in Kurankani hills in Theni were caught in a forest fire. Fire fighters have reached the spot to rescue the students. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has also …
  • Theni forest fire: Rescue operations underway 11 Mar 2018 16:23 On Sunday evening, a forest fire erupted in Theni. At least 20 college students, who had gone trekking in the Kurangani region were trapped. However, locals estimate the number of students around 55. In an unfortunate turn of events, the forests in …
  • Tamil Nadu: Around 30 people trapped in Theni forest fire, 20 rescued till now; rescue ops underway 11 Mar 2018 16:13 The Southern Command is in touch with the Collector of Theni to assist in the rescue operations. (Source: ANI) Around 30 people including a few students are feared trapped and 20 have been rescued till now from a forest fire in Tamil Nadu’s Kurangani hills …
  • Over 30 Students Caught In Major Forest Fire In Tamil Nadu's Theni 11 Mar 2018 15:31 Chennai:  Over 30 students were caught in a massive forest fire in Theni district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday evening. The students were caught in the fire while they were trekking to Kurangani hills. A senior police officer has told NDTV, that 30 students …
  • Theni Fire Live Updates: Over 30 Student Caught In Forest Fire, IAF On Rescue 11 Mar 2018 15:31 Theni Fire: Firefighters are at the spot to douse the flame New Delhi:  Over 30 student trekking in Kurankani hills in Theni were caught in the forest fire. Fire fighters have reached the spot to rescue the students. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has also …
  • IAF to rescue students caught in forest fire in TN's Theni 11 Mar 2018 14:56 Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (File | PTI) CHENNAI: The Indian Air Force (IAF) will be pressed to rescue students caught in a forest fire in Tamil Nadu's Theni district, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on Sunday. She said the …
  • Suicide bid triggers tension in Theni 23 Nov 2017 02:18 Four members of a Dalit family attempted suicide here on Wednesday as they were unable to endure coercion by a money lender, who had charged them exorbitant interest, the police said. Eight persons have been arrested. The quartet — Saravanan, 45, of …
  • Nod for Theni, Dindigul farmers to lift alluvial soil 06 Jun 2017 09:36 A total of 412 waterbodies had been identified in the district to enable farmers to lift alluvial soil, said Collector N. Venkatachalam. Talking to press persons here on Wednesday he said lifting of the soil from the waterbodies would help farmers enrich …
  • Theni doctor ‘rents out’ letterhead, name to... 23 May 2017 04:10 CHENNAI: At least half a dozen doctors have been lending their name boards and prescription pads to quacks for a monthly fee of Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000, officials of the directorate of medical and rural health services have found. On Monday, officials from …
  • Theni doctor ‘rents out’ letterhead, name to quack for Rs 25,000 per month 23 May 2017 03:43 CHENNAI: At least half a dozen doctors have been lending their name boards and prescription pads to quacks for a monthly fee of Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000, officials of the directorate of medical and rural health services have found. On Monday, officials from …
  • Coconut trees stand headless due to blistering heat in Theni 05 May 2017 02:09 More than half of the coconut plantation has wilted and dried this season, especially in Thevaram, Meenakshipuram and Pannaipuram areas | Express THENI: Officials who are taking a count of drought damage in Theni district of Tamil Nadu have reported back …
  • Theni neutrino project clearance shot down 21 Mar 2017 04:26 Chennai: The National Green Tribunal on Monday scrapped the Environmental Clearance (EC) for the India- based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Project in Theni district, thwarting the efforts of scientific community to set up the high end tunnel laboratory. …
  • Stones pelted at Panneerselvam’s car in Theni district 17 Mar 2017 19:55 Theni : Unidentified miscreants today pelted stones at the car of former Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam in this district. Panneerselvam though escaped unhurt. The front part of the car was slightly damaged in the stone-pelting, but none was …