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  • Shot Covisheld supply puts international flyers in a fix in TN June 14, 2021 11:48 pm Express News Service MADURAI: Weeks after taking the first dose of Covishield, people from Tamil Nadu who are set to fly abroad for education and work say they have been left in the lurch. Though the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare permitted …
  • Officer who stood up to the British for teakwood forests June 14, 2021 10:55 pm When Hugo Francis Andrew Wood was posted in the hills surrounding Coimbatore in the 1900s, he used to wear a shirt with four pockets containing teakwood seeds and walk with a stick in the reserve forest in Topslip every day. He would sow the seeds in the …
  • Vehicles besieged June 14, 2021 3:20 pm THANJAVUR The Communist Party of India cadres besieged vehicles in which the persons involved in the Narimanam-Valavanthankottai Crude Oil pipeline laying project were travelling through Budalur on Monday. The demonstrators led by the Union secretary, R. …
  • Cancel tender for drilling oil, says Tamil Nadu Science Forum June 14, 2021 12:40 am By Express News Service THANJAVUR:  The Tamil Nadu Science Forum (TNSF) has urged the Union Petroleum Ministry to cancel the tender floated for drilling oil and gas wells in Vadatheru near Neduvasal and also in Gulf of Mannar areas. Pointing out the …
  • Coimbatore, Tirupur get new collectors June 13, 2021 11:46 pm In a major reshuffle of senior bureaucrats, the state government has transferred a host of IAS officers including 11 district collectors to various other posts on Sunday. According to the government order issued on Sunday, Tamil Nadu Adi Dravidar Housing …
  • Coronavirus | Active cases fall below 1.5 lakh in Tamil Nadu June 13, 2021 9:36 pm Fresh COVID-19 cases fell to 14,061 on Sunday, taking the State’s active cases to 1,49,927. The State’s case tally touched 23,53,721. As many as 25,895 people were discharged, taking the total figure to 21,74,247.  The State’s toll rose to 29,547, with 267 …
  • TN govt eases lockdown, allows tea shops to function in 27 districts from June 14 June 13, 2021 11:45 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Tea shops will be allowed to function in 27 of the 38 districts in Tamil Nadu starting June 14 between 6 am and 5 pm. The move is as part of the additional relaxations for the lockdown the CM Stalin announced on Sunday. …
  • TN government allows tea shops to function in 27 districts June 13, 2021 10:03 am CHENNAI The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday announced that tea shops will be allowed to function from June 14 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m in 27 of the 38 districts in the State. The tea shops will however only be allowed to provide parcel service. The government …
  • Lost father two years ago, now Covid robs them of their mother June 13, 2021 1:23 am By Express News Service THANJAVUR: Relatives of two young boys from a village near Thanjavur wondered how to break the news of their mother’s death, considering the siblings lost their father just two years ago. They were shattered and worried about their …
  • Coronavirus | Cases continue to fall, Chennai reports less than 1,000 infections June 12, 2021 9:29 pm Coimbatore’s count falls below 2,000; T.N. administers highest number of doses With 15,108 fresh infections, the number of COVID-19 cases reported daily in Tamil Nadu continued to fall for the twenty-second consecutive day on Saturday. Fresh cases reported …
  • Stalin opens Mettur Dam for irrigation of Kuruvai crops June 12, 2021 11:07 am By Chennaivision in Chennai News, News June 12, 2021 Chief Minister M K Stalin today opened the sluice gates of Mettur dam to release Cauvery water for irrigation of Kuruvai crops. After inspecting the desilt works in Delta districts on Friday instructed …
  • Tamil Nadu CM opens shutters of Mettur dam releasing water for Delta irrigation June 12, 2021 10:24 am By Express News Service SALEM: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday opened the shutters of Mettur dam releasing water for kuruvai cultivation in the delta region. Initially 3,000 cusecs of water will be released from the dam and by Saturday …
  • Ensure TN gets alloted Cauvery water: CM MK Stalin June 12, 2021 2:20 am Chief minister M K Stalin inspecting the desilting work at Kodiyalam in Trichy on Friday.CHENNAI: Chief minister M K Stalin on Friday urged the Centre to ensure that Karnataka releases Tamil Nadu’s share of Cauvery water as per the monthly schedule …
  • Lockdown extended in TN with more relaxations June 12, 2021 12:28 am By Chennaivision in Chennai News, News June 11, 2021 Tamilnadu Chief Minister M K Stalin has announced extension of lockdown with relaxations. The relaxations are not applicable to Coimbatore, the Nilgiris, Tirupur, Erode, Salem, Karur, Namakkal, Thanjavur …
  • Coimbatore likely to enter green zone, thanks to strict restrictions June 11, 2021 11:33 pm Representative ImageCOIMBATORE: The number of daily Covid-19 cases in the district has more or less come down to the pre-lockdown days before the second wave. As per the data available with the directorate of public health, Thursday’s caseload of 2,236 was …
  • Tamil Nadu adds 15,759 COVID-19 cases, 378 deaths June 11, 2021 6:08 pm By PTI CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu logged 15,759 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, including two returnees from Andhra Pradesh and New Delhi, pushing the tally to 23.24 lakh, while 378 deaths took the toll to 28,906. Recoveries continued to outnumber new infections …
  • HC closes PIL plea on special libraries June 11, 2021 4:16 pm The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Friday closed a public interest litigation petition that sought a direction to the State to set up eight special libraries in Tamil Nadu. The court was informed that except for one the other libraries were …
  • Lockdown extended with more relaxations June 11, 2021 3:14 pm The relaxations are not applicable to Coimbatore, the Nilgiris, Tirupur, Erode, Salem, Karur, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam and Mayiladuthurai, where Covid-19 cases are still high. (PTI)
  • Coronavirus | Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till June 21 morning June 11, 2021 2:53 pm The Tamil Nadu government on Friday extended the COVID-19 lockdown by another week till 6 am on June 21 albeit with fresh relaxations. In a statement, Chief Minister M.K. Stalin said additional relaxations were being allowed in 27 districts including …
  • Tamil Nadu lockdown extended with more relaxations; Tasmac liquor shops and salons to open in 27 districts June 11, 2021 1:25 pm The relaxations are not applicable to Coimbatore, the Nilgiris, Tirupur, Erode, Salem, Karur, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam and Mayiladuthurai, where Covid-19 cases are still high. (PTI)
  • Thanjavur, Karur dists go micro to check high positivity rate June 10, 2021 9:25 am
  • Sterlite Copper CEO quits; former veteran roped in as President June 9, 2021 4:29 pm R Kishore Kumar, a former veteran in Vedanta Resources, will re-join the group to head Sterlite Copper as the President even as the current CEO Pankaj Kumar quit the company citing personal reasons. At Vedanta, Kishore Kumar, in the past, had been in …
  • Tamil Nadu coronavirus cases plunge below 18,000, recoveries rise June 9, 2021 3:35 pm By PTI CHENNAI: Coronavirus positive cases plunged below 18,000 in Tamil Nadu with 17,321 fresh infections being reported on Wednesday, and the recoveries rose to 31,253. The fatalities slightly dipped to 405 - 169 in private hospitals and 236 in …
  • Machine transplantation of paddy seedlings picks up in Tiruvarur district June 9, 2021 6:39 am More than 200 machines have been deployed in Tiruvarur district to carry out transplantation of paddy seedlings, according to Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister M.R.K. Panneerselvam. Disclosing this to reporters after inspecting a community nursery …
  • COVID-19: Recoveries cross 20 lakh mark in Tamil Nadu June 8, 2021 5:29 pm By PTI CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu has registered 18,023 new COVID-19 infections, including a returnee from Andhra Pradesh, pushing the caseload to 22,74,704 while 409 deaths pushed the toll to 27,765 the Health department said on Tuesday. Recoveries went past the …
  • Sterlite Copper focused on ramping up facilities to produce medical oxygen June 7, 2021 8:13 pm CHENNAI: Sterlite Copper on Monday said it has dispatched 500 metric tonnes of medical oxygen in addition to 265 oxygen gas cylinders from its facility in Tamil Nadu and was focused on ramping up facilities to serve those in need of the life saving gas. …
  • Small businesses resume after two weeks of lockdown June 7, 2021 7:09 pm After a two-weeks, Chennai’s residents got a chance to go shopping for fresh fruits and vegetable as Tamil Nadu eased the lockdown in certain districts, including the city, from Monday. Electrical and hardware shops also witnessed brisk business as …
  • Teachers in Tamil Nadu welcome govt’s decision to cancel state board exams June 7, 2021 5:31 pm Most teachers across Tamil Nadu have welcomed the government’s decision to cancel the state board examinations. While some pointed out that students were not in a position at this moment to take exams, others said they were just happy that after so much …
  • Latest India Covid rules: What all is open & what all is closed at which place as of June week 2 June 7, 2021 2:05 am NEW DELHI: As the second wave of coronavirus in the country continues to slow down, several states have started easing the strict restrictions which were imposed to check the spread of the virus. The national capital has allowed malls and markets to open …
  • Tamil Nandu maintains a declining trend, reports 20,421 fresh coronavirus cases  June 6, 2021 5:42 pm By PTI CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu continued to maintain its declining trend in daily COVID-19 cases, registering 20,421 infections in the last 24 hours, pushing the aggregate to 22.37 lakh. The toll in the state climbed to 27,005 with 434 more deaths due to the …
  • Cash-22 situation: Pandemic-infused price rise making life miserable for common man June 6, 2021 12:16 am By Express News Service As if the pandemic-induced pay cuts and job losses weren’t enough, people now have to deal with soaring prices of essential products. Digging into one’s savings has become increasingly common 1.27 crore people in India withdrew from …
  • Lockdown to continue in Tamil Nadu till June 14 June 5, 2021 11:50 pm Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday extended the COVID-19 lockdown by one more week from June 7 till 6 a.m. on June 14, but relaxed the restrictions region-wise based on the spread of the infection. The curbs will be eased more in Chennai and districts …
  • Covid lockdown in Tamil Nadu extended, shopping complexes, cinema halls and malls to remain shut June 5, 2021 8:14 pm Covid-19 breath test could give you results in 60 seconds The Tamil Nadu government, on Saturday, extended the Covid lockdown for one more week from June 07 to June 14. Considering the decline in test positivity rate (TPR), authorities have decided to …
  • TN extends lockdown for one more week June 5, 2021 7:59 pm The Tamil Nadu government extended the lockdown in the state till 6 am on June 14 but offered some relaxations. Curbs have been further eased in state capital Chennai while already permitted activities will continue. The state's chief minister M K …
  • Tamil Nadu extends Covid lockdown till June 14 with relaxations June 5, 2021 5:13 pm Image Source : PTI The lockdown in Tamil Nadu first began for two weeks on May 10 and was extended for another week on May 24. The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday has extended the ongoing Covid-induced lockdown till June 14 with some relaxations    …
  • Shops selling groceries, vegetables, meat and fish to open from June 7 across Tamil Nadu June 5, 2021 3:21 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: After a total lockdown for almost two weeks, people of the State could heave a sigh of relief after the state government relaxed the restrictions by allowing shops selling groceries, vegetables, meat and fish to open from June …
  • Lockdown to continue in Tamil Nadu till June 14 with easing of curbs June 5, 2021 12:58 pm Chennai: Announcing relaxations such as allowing shops selling essential commodities to reopen and government offices to resume work, Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday announced extension of lockdown by one more week till June 14 to combat COVID-19. …
  • Lockdown extended in Tamilnadu June 5, 2021 12:26 pm By Chennaivision in Chennai News, News June 5, 2021 Following recommendations from officials and health experts, the State government has extended the lockdown by another week, with a few relaxations. As the complete lockdown was scheduled to end at 6 am …
  • CM Stalin extends Covid-19 lockdown in Tamil Nadu for one more week with a few relaxations June 5, 2021 6:27 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday extended the Covid-19 lockdown period for one more week till June 14 in Tamil Nadu. The Chief Minister in his statement said in 11 districts - Kovai, Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, …
  • T.N. extends lockdown till June 14 with relaxations June 5, 2021 6:21 am Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday extended the COVID-19 lockdown for one more week from June 7 till 6 am on June 14 but offered region-wise relaxations based on the infection spread. While Chennai, districts in north and south Tamil Nadu …
  • TN CM Stalin extends lockdown for one more week June 5, 2021 6:01 am Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday announced the extension of lockdown by another week till June 14 with some relaxations. The current lockdown comes to an end on June 7. In a statement issued here Stalin said the existing permissible …
  • Coronavirus | Chennai’s case count falls below 2,000 June 4, 2021 11:31 pm Chennai’s daily COVID-19 case count dropped below 2,000 after 54 days on Friday. As many as 1,971 people tested positive in the city, even as the State logged 22,651 fresh cases and 463 deaths. The city’s daily count had crossed the 2,000-mark on April 11. …
  • Tamil Nadu brings all SC sub-sects under one common name June 4, 2021 12:07 pm The Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu issued an order on Thursday bringing all the seven sub-sects of Scheduled Castes under one common name – Devendrakula Velalar. The seven sub-castes – Devendrakulathan, Kadaiyan (excluding those …
  • Daily case count below 25,000 June 4, 2021 7:33 am The daily count of SARS CoV-2 infections dropped below the 25,000-mark in Tamil Nadu on Thursday. A total of 24,405 people tested positive and 460 died of the infection, taking the tally of cases to 21,72,751 and toll to 25,665. The State tested a record …
  • TN live: Lockdown extended till 6am of June 14 June 4, 2021 3:17 am Though the Covid-19 spread has come under control in several districts, 11 districts -- Coimbatore, the Nilgiris, Tirupur, Erode, Salem, Karur, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattanam and Mayiladuthurai -- report a high number of cases. However, …
  • For second consecutive year, Mettur dam to open on traditional date for farming June 3, 2021 1:05 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: Given the comfortable storage level and expecting that the southwest monsoon would be normal, the Mettur dam is being opened for irrigation on the traditional date, June 12, for the second consecutive year. Chief Minister …
  • Southern Railway resumes 33 pairs of train services in Tamil Nadu and Kerala after two weeks June 2, 2021 3:17 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: After being suspended for two weeks on account of the lockdown in the state and Kerala, Southern Railway has resumed 33 pairs of reserved special train services. The express special trains which include daily, weekly and …

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

  • Three doctors to lead Covid battle in Madurai now June 14, 2021 8:22 pm By Express News Service MADURAI:  With Dr KP Karthikeyan assuming office as Madurai Corporation Commissioner on Monday, Madurai now has three doctors in the frontline leading the fight against Covid-19. The other two doctors are Collector Dr S  Aneesh …
  • Coimbatore, Tirupur get new collectors June 13, 2021 11:46 pm In a major reshuffle of senior bureaucrats, the state government has transferred a host of IAS officers including 11 district collectors to various other posts on Sunday. According to the government order issued on Sunday, Tamil Nadu Adi Dravidar Housing …
  • TN govt eases lockdown, allows tea shops to function in 27 districts from June 14 June 13, 2021 11:45 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Tea shops will be allowed to function in 27 of the 38 districts in Tamil Nadu starting June 14 between 6 am and 5 pm. The move is as part of the additional relaxations for the lockdown the CM Stalin announced on Sunday. …
  • Tamil Nadu CM opens shutters of Mettur dam releasing water for Delta irrigation June 12, 2021 10:24 am By Express News Service SALEM: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday opened the shutters of Mettur dam releasing water for kuruvai cultivation in the delta region. Initially 3,000 cusecs of water will be released from the dam and by Saturday …
  • Lockdown extended in TN with more relaxations June 12, 2021 12:28 am By Chennaivision in Chennai News, News June 11, 2021 Tamilnadu Chief Minister M K Stalin has announced extension of lockdown with relaxations. The relaxations are not applicable to Coimbatore, the Nilgiris, Tirupur, Erode, Salem, Karur, Namakkal, Thanjavur …
  • Lockdown extended with more relaxations June 11, 2021 3:14 pm The relaxations are not applicable to Coimbatore, the Nilgiris, Tirupur, Erode, Salem, Karur, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam and Mayiladuthurai, where Covid-19 cases are still high. (PTI)
  • Coronavirus | Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till June 21 morning June 11, 2021 2:53 pm The Tamil Nadu government on Friday extended the COVID-19 lockdown by another week till 6 am on June 21 albeit with fresh relaxations. In a statement, Chief Minister M.K. Stalin said additional relaxations were being allowed in 27 districts including …
  • Tamil Nadu lockdown extended with more relaxations; Tasmac liquor shops and salons to open in 27 districts June 11, 2021 1:25 pm The relaxations are not applicable to Coimbatore, the Nilgiris, Tirupur, Erode, Salem, Karur, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam and Mayiladuthurai, where Covid-19 cases are still high. (PTI)
  • #MeToo: PE teacher arrested in Tamil Nadu after school alumni complain of harassment June 9, 2021 5:50 am By Express News Service MAYILADUTHRAI: A physical education teacher employed at a government-aided school was arrested near Mayiladuthurai on Tuesday after three of the school's alumni lodged complaints of sexual harassment against him. The accused, 52 …
  • Small businesses resume after two weeks of lockdown June 7, 2021 7:09 pm After a two-weeks, Chennai’s residents got a chance to go shopping for fresh fruits and vegetable as Tamil Nadu eased the lockdown in certain districts, including the city, from Monday. Electrical and hardware shops also witnessed brisk business as …
  • Second Tamil Nadu sero survey shows 23% of population has Covid antibodies June 7, 2021 11:50 am The second sero survey by the Tamil Nadu Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine this April shows that 23 per cent of the state’s population has antibodies against the coronavirus, notably an 8 per cent decline from the 31 per cent sero- …
  • Latest India Covid rules: What all is open & what all is closed at which place as of June week 2 June 7, 2021 2:05 am NEW DELHI: As the second wave of coronavirus in the country continues to slow down, several states have started easing the strict restrictions which were imposed to check the spread of the virus. The national capital has allowed malls and markets to open …
  • 23 per cent people have Covid antibodies, says Tamil Nadu health department’s Sero Survey II June 6, 2021 10:15 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI:  The Sero Survey II, conducted by the Directorate of Public Health in April this year, showed that 23 per cent of people had SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. In Sero Survey I, which was conducted in October-November, 2020, the …
  • Tamil Nandu maintains a declining trend, reports 20,421 fresh coronavirus cases  June 6, 2021 5:42 pm By PTI CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu continued to maintain its declining trend in daily COVID-19 cases, registering 20,421 infections in the last 24 hours, pushing the aggregate to 22.37 lakh. The toll in the state climbed to 27,005 with 434 more deaths due to the …
  • 26 IPS officers transferred in Tamil Nadu June 6, 2021 11:51 am In yet another reshuffle of police officers, the government has ordered the transfer of 26 IPS officers across the state. According to the order, R. Ponni, SP, Central Range, DVAC, has been transferred as SP, Idol Wing, Chennai. Sujith Kumar, Madurai …
  • TN government effects transfer of 26 IPS officers June 6, 2021 11:07 am The Tamil Nadu Government in another bureaucratic rejig in the police department, effected the transfer of 26 IPS officers. This is the third reshuffle of IPS officers after the M.K. Stalin government assumed office. A government order issued on Sunday …
  • Cash-22 situation: Pandemic-infused price rise making life miserable for common man June 6, 2021 12:16 am By Express News Service As if the pandemic-induced pay cuts and job losses weren’t enough, people now have to deal with soaring prices of essential products. Digging into one’s savings has become increasingly common 1.27 crore people in India withdrew from …
  • Lockdown to continue in Tamil Nadu till June 14 June 5, 2021 11:50 pm Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday extended the COVID-19 lockdown by one more week from June 7 till 6 a.m. on June 14, but relaxed the restrictions region-wise based on the spread of the infection. The curbs will be eased more in Chennai and districts …
  • Covid lockdown in Tamil Nadu extended, shopping complexes, cinema halls and malls to remain shut June 5, 2021 8:14 pm Covid-19 breath test could give you results in 60 seconds The Tamil Nadu government, on Saturday, extended the Covid lockdown for one more week from June 07 to June 14. Considering the decline in test positivity rate (TPR), authorities have decided to …
  • TN extends lockdown for one more week June 5, 2021 7:59 pm The Tamil Nadu government extended the lockdown in the state till 6 am on June 14 but offered some relaxations. Curbs have been further eased in state capital Chennai while already permitted activities will continue. The state's chief minister M K …
  • Tamil Nadu extends Covid lockdown till June 14 with relaxations June 5, 2021 5:13 pm Image Source : PTI The lockdown in Tamil Nadu first began for two weeks on May 10 and was extended for another week on May 24. The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday has extended the ongoing Covid-induced lockdown till June 14 with some relaxations    …
  • Shops selling groceries, vegetables, meat and fish to open from June 7 across Tamil Nadu June 5, 2021 3:21 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: After a total lockdown for almost two weeks, people of the State could heave a sigh of relief after the state government relaxed the restrictions by allowing shops selling groceries, vegetables, meat and fish to open from June …
  • Lockdown extended in Tamilnadu June 5, 2021 12:26 pm By Chennaivision in Chennai News, News June 5, 2021 Following recommendations from officials and health experts, the State government has extended the lockdown by another week, with a few relaxations. As the complete lockdown was scheduled to end at 6 am …
  • Southwest monsoon to cover Karnataka in 48 hours; northeast states to receive rains June 5, 2021 10:30 am The southwest monsoon, which hit the coast of Kerala two days behind its regular schedule on Thursday, is most likely to reach Goa and Maharashtra early next week, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). What will happen in the next 48 …
  • Anantapur experiences monsoon showers June 5, 2021 7:33 am The much-awaited southwest monsoon hit Anantapur district, the southwest portion of Andhra Pradesh on Friday with the district experiencing heavy rain from the early hours of Friday. The district recorded an average of 30 mm rainfall in the 24 hours ending …
  • CM Stalin extends Covid-19 lockdown in Tamil Nadu for one more week with a few relaxations June 5, 2021 6:27 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday extended the Covid-19 lockdown period for one more week till June 14 in Tamil Nadu. The Chief Minister in his statement said in 11 districts - Kovai, Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, …
  • T.N. extends lockdown till June 14 with relaxations June 5, 2021 6:21 am Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday extended the COVID-19 lockdown for one more week from June 7 till 6 am on June 14 but offered region-wise relaxations based on the infection spread. While Chennai, districts in north and south Tamil Nadu …
  • TN CM Stalin extends lockdown for one more week June 5, 2021 6:01 am Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday announced the extension of lockdown by another week till June 14 with some relaxations. The current lockdown comes to an end on June 7. In a statement issued here Stalin said the existing permissible …
  • Monsoon advances, to reach Goa and Maharashtra by early next week: IMD June 4, 2021 12:56 pm The Southwest Monsoon is most likely to reach Goa and Maharashtra by early next week, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday. The monsoon hit southern Kerala on Thursday and since then, the rainfall activity has picked up. On Friday, the …
  • Tamil Nadu brings all SC sub-sects under one common name June 4, 2021 12:07 pm The Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu issued an order on Thursday bringing all the seven sub-sects of Scheduled Castes under one common name – Devendrakula Velalar. The seven sub-castes – Devendrakulathan, Kadaiyan (excluding those …
  • For second consecutive year, Mettur dam to open on traditional date for farming June 3, 2021 1:05 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: Given the comfortable storage level and expecting that the southwest monsoon would be normal, the Mettur dam is being opened for irrigation on the traditional date, June 12, for the second consecutive year. Chief Minister …
  • Coronavirus | Sero-prevalence in T.N. stands at 23% June 3, 2021 1:10 am Prior to the second wave of the pandemic, around 23% of Tamil Nadu’s population, excluding Chennai’s, may have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to the second sero-survey done by the Directorate of Public Health and …
  • Cyclone Tauktae: Tamil Nadu CM announces Rs 20 lakh each to kin of 21 missing fishermen June 2, 2021 3:29 pm By PTI CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has announced a relief of Rs 20 lakh each to the kin of 21 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who went missing during cyclone Tauktae last month, the state government said on Wednesday. Separately, the Coast …

  • MK Stalin’s first month in office shows his govt means business June 8, 2021 12:45 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: It has been a month since the government led by MK Stalin assumed office, and not a single day passed without his chairing meetings on various issues, but especially Covid-19.He visited the districts where the infection …
  • Latest India Covid rules: What all is open & what all is closed at which place as of June week 2 June 7, 2021 2:05 am NEW DELHI: As the second wave of coronavirus in the country continues to slow down, several states have started easing the strict restrictions which were imposed to check the spread of the virus. The national capital has allowed malls and markets to open …
  • Hope embedded in despair June 6, 2021 7:50 am Discussions on the role of online education offer valuable insights on the way forward for higher education As the pandemic rages, all systems that have been painstakingly put in place are being sorely tested. Often, the trials faced by the people who …
  • Covid lockdown in Tamil Nadu extended, shopping complexes, cinema halls and malls to remain shut June 5, 2021 8:14 pm Covid-19 breath test could give you results in 60 seconds The Tamil Nadu government, on Saturday, extended the Covid lockdown for one more week from June 07 to June 14. Considering the decline in test positivity rate (TPR), authorities have decided to …
  • Lockdown extended in Tamilnadu June 5, 2021 12:26 pm By Chennaivision in Chennai News, News June 5, 2021 Following recommendations from officials and health experts, the State government has extended the lockdown by another week, with a few relaxations. As the complete lockdown was scheduled to end at 6 am …
  • TN ordered to provide Rs 3 lakh to woman as compensation for medical negligence May 13, 2021 12:21 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has recommended the Tamil Nadu government to provide a compensation of Rs 3 lakh to the family of a woman, who died allegedly due to medical negligence at the government hospital in …
  • TN Assembly: Appavu, Pitchandi to be Speaker and Dy Speaker May 12, 2021 1:40 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: A total of 223 newly-elected legislators took oath of office in the State Assembly on Tuesday. Senior members M Appavu and K Pitchandi of DMK were elected unopposed as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Assembly. Pro-tem …
  • No canals from Cabinet flow into Delta, residents pin hopes on next rejig  May 8, 2021 1:39 am Express News Service CHENNAI/SALEM: The delta districts are dismayed as they have no representation in Chief Minister MK Stalin’s first cabinet, despite the DMK bagging many seats in the districts. The AIADMK-led alliance had bagged only three out of …
  • Tamil Nadu logs 24,898 new cases, 195 deaths May 6, 2021 9:26 pm Tamil Nadu recorded 24,898 new COVID-19 cases in the single biggest day spike so far on Thursday, pushing the caseload to 12,97,500, while a record 195 deaths in the last 24 hours took the toll to 14,974. According to a medical bulletin, 21,546 people were …
  • MK Stalin stakes claim to form govt in Tamil Nadu May 5, 2021 11:45 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI; DMK president MK Stalin will be sworn in as Chief Minister of the State on Friday at a formal function to be held in Raj Bhavan. Having been elected as leader of the legislative party, Stalin met Governor Banwarilal Purohit …
  • Tamil Nadu records 23 more Covid deaths April 11, 2021 2:38 pm Representative imageTamil Nadu recorded 11 short of 6,000 fresh Covid-19 cases and 23 deaths on Saturday as the second surge continued unabated. Active cases jumped to 37,673 as just 1,952 patients were discharged. For the second consecutive day, the state …
  • Dhinakaran hopes to survive TN electoral battle April 6, 2021 2:24 am Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 5 (ANI): Founder of Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) and former deputy general secretary of AIADMK, TTV Dhinakaran says he has been inspired by former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and would implement schemes …
  • CBI raids over 100 locations in bank fraud cases amounting to Rs 3,700 cr March 26, 2021 3:31 pm The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Thursday conducted searches over 100 places in 11 States and Union Territories (UTs) in connection with more than 30 cases of bank fraud amounting to over Rs 3,700 crore. As per a statement, the searches are part …
  • CBI raids over 100 places in bank fraud cases March 26, 2021 4:34 am New Delhi [India], March 26 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Thursday conducted searches over 100 places in 11 States and Union Territories (UTs) in connection with more than 30 cases of bank fraud amounting to over Rs 3,700 crore. As per a …
  • AIADMK alliance is 'victorious alliance: TN CM March 18, 2021 1:43 am Thiruvarur (Tamil Nadu) [India], March 17 (ANI): With Tamil Nadu Assembly elections around the corner, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami slammed opposition parties and claimed that AIADMK's alliance will emerge 'victorious' and …
  • New Covid-19 cluster emerges in Thanjavur school, 56 students and a teacher test positive March 15, 2021 1:25 am A government-aided girls’ school in Ammapetai village in Thanjavur district has emerged as a Covid-19 cluster after 56 students and a teacher tested positive for the novel coronavirus. A Class XI student first tested positive for Covid-19 on March 9. As …
  • TN Polls: SDPI to contest on 6 seats in alliance with AMMK March 12, 2021 3:03 am Kalyani (West Bengal) [India], March 11 (ANI): Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) will contest from six seats in Tamil Nadu assembly polls in alliance with TTV Dhinakaran's Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK), said SDPI Tamil Nadu President …
  • CM Palaniswami to lay foundation stone for Cauvery-Vaigai-Gundar Link scheme on Sunday February 19, 2021 4:22 pm By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will lay the foundation stone for the Cauvery-Vellaru-Vaigai-Gundar Link scheme on Sunday. He will be inaugurating the Rs 6,941 crore-first phase of the project at Kunathur in …
  • Modi talks of Sri Lankan Tamils ahead of TN polls February 15, 2021 2:01 pm The Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu may be only a couple of months away but Mr Modi refused to be drawn into any election-related issues Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over the indigenously built Arjun Main Battle Tank Mk-1A to the Indian …
  • 2 engineering students run over by train February 6, 2021 6:10 am Coimbatore: Two students of a private engineering college were run over by a train on Wednesday night. The deceased were identified as Siva, 22, of Seelapadi in Dindigul district and P Pavithran, 22, of Mannargudi in Thiruvarur district. The youths were …
  • Veteran Tamil publisher T. S. Raamalingam no more January 4, 2021 9:09 am T.S. Raamalingam, veteran Tamil publisher, died at his residence in Chennai in the early hours of Monday following a cardiac arrest. He was 70. He is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son. As per his wish, the body will be handed over to Sri …
  • DMK makes baseless charges: CM December 22, 2020 4:12 pm The DMK, unable to digest good response to the ‘Pongal gift hamper’ announcement and the assistance of ₹2,500 to rice cardholders, was making baseless allegations against the AIADMK rule in a vain attempt to divert people’s attention, Chief Minister …
  • Weather watch: South Tamil Nadu makes gains from easterly wave December 17, 2020 8:32 am The prevailing easterly wave activity over the Bay of Bengal is expected to trigger scattered to fairly widespread rain/thundershowers over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala, Mahe and Lakshadweep for four more days, according to an update by the …
  • Bringing the goddess home December 13, 2020 3:33 am By S Vijay Kumar In a rare case of repatriation, a Canadian university has decided to return an idol of Annapurna that had been stolen from India in 1913 The story goes that in 1913, Norman MacKenzie, a lawyer and art collector from the Canadian province …
  • Today's weather: ‘Burevi’ remnant stalls; heavy rain over Tamil Nadu December 4, 2020 2:25 pm Stalling of the deep depression from erstwhile cyclone ‘Burevi’ has swamped parts of Tamil Nadu, especially the northern districts during the 24 hours ending for a second day on Friday with huge transport of moisture on view through the day from the Gulf …
  • Are college campuses safe for students to return? December 2, 2020 12:20 am Express News Service CHENNAI: As colleges brace for return of final-year students on December 7, educational institutions that were converted into Covid-19 isolation centres are struggling to make their campuses clean and safe. Representatives of several …
  • Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Heavy rains hit Mamallapuram ahead of landfall; ops suspended at Chennai airport November 25, 2020 1:46 pm Image Source : PTI Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Tamil Nadhu, Puducherry brace up for Cyclone; IMD predicts winds up to 145 kmph Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Cyclone Nivar is expected to intensify into a "very severe cyclonic storm" and make landfall Wednesday. …
  • Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Over 37K people evacuated from TN, Puducherry; 25 NDRF teams on ground November 25, 2020 11:38 am Image Source : PTI Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Tamil Nadhu, Puducherry brace up for Cyclone; IMD predicts winds up to 145 kmph Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Cyclone Nivar is expected to intensify into a "very severe cyclonic storm" and make landfall Wednesday. …
  • Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Over 24,000 people shifted to relief centres in TN, 26 flights cancelled November 25, 2020 9:38 am Image Source : PTI Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Tamil Nadhu, Puducherry brace up for Cyclone; IMD predicts winds up to 145 kmph Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Cyclone Nivar, which is expected to intensify into a "very severe cyclonic storm" and make landfall …
  • Tamil Nadu, Puducherry brace for Cyclone Nivar November 25, 2020 12:19 am Intermittent rains lashed several parts of Tamil Nadu as the deep depression over Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm, 'Nivar'. (Express photo: Janardhan Koushik)A DEEP depression over Bay of Bengal that has intensified into a cyclonic …
  • Cyclone Nivar: TN declares public holiday on Wednesday; Puducherry imposes Section 144 from Tuesday night November 24, 2020 5:53 pm Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami on Tuesday declared a public holiday on Wednesday as Cyclone Nivar is expected to make landfall in the State on Wednesday evening. The Chief Minister appealed to people to stay indoors and adhere to …
  • Tamil Nadu: Cyclone Nivar turns severe, state govt announces public holiday tomorrow November 24, 2020 12:50 pm According to the India Meteorogical Department, rainfall is very likely at most places in Tamil Nadu, Puduchery and Karaikal with heavy to very heavy showers at a few places and extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places on Wednesday. (Express photo: …
  • Cyclone Nivar: Tamil Nadu districts announce helpline numbers for emergency use November 24, 2020 6:19 am By Express News Service It's official. The deep depression has intensified into a cyclonic storm - Nivar - over southwest Bay of Bengal. The Tamil Nadu government has rolled out many precautionary measures which included suspension of bus services in 7 …
  • Cyclone Nivar live: Landfall on Nov 25 evening November 24, 2020 5:50 am Tamil Nadu: Nine IPS officers have been designated to monitor and supervise rescue and relief The officers have been appointed in Kancheepuram, Chengalpet, Tiruvallur, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Trichy, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Pudukottai, Thanjavur …
  • Cyclone Nivar: IMD issues a red alert in Tamil Nadu November 23, 2020 5:59 pm Chennai: Tamil Nadu is bracing itself for heavy rains as cyclone Nivar is expected to hit on Wednesday afternoon. The IMD has issued a red alert for the State — a label that urges the authorities and residents to jump into action — for Tuesday and …
  •  32 Tamilians stranded in Kuwait brought home after External Affairs ministry intervention November 20, 2020 6:06 pm Express News Service TIRUCHY: As the Air India Express flight from Kuwait docked at the Tiruchy International Airport on Thursday, there was a huge sigh of relief. Among the hundreds of passengers in the flight, 32 natives of the state who were stranded at …
  • Udhayanidhi to kick-start campaign from Karunanidhi’s birthplace November 20, 2020 1:45 am Express News Service CHENNAI: DMK’s youth wing secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin will commence his campaign tour, tentatively titled “Thamizhagam Meetpom,” on Friday from Thirukkuvalai, the birthplace of his grandfather and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi. A report …
  • All welcome delay in reopening schools but... what next? November 13, 2020 2:44 am Express News Service CHENNAI: Students and teachers heaved a sigh of relief after the State government postponed its decision to reopen educational institutions. The fear of a second wave of Coronavirus has gripped the State as many Indian cities are …
  • TN’s Covid count crosses 7.5 lakh November 12, 2020 10:54 pm With 2,184 fresh cases on Wednesday, Tamil Nadu’s tally touched 7,50,409. The State added 50,000 cases in 20 days after crossing the seven lakh mark on October 22. Previously, it took 12 days for Tamil Nadu to get from 6,50,000 to 7,00,000 cases. …
  • Students worried about returning to campuses used as Covid care centres November 7, 2020 10:52 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: With the scheduled reopening of schools and colleges just a few days away, students and teachers say they feel massively under-prepared for it. They have urged the government to come up guidelines for a phased reopening, along …
  • Women in Indian village praise Kamala Harris’s bid for US vice-president November 4, 2020 10:54 am Chennai — More than 12,870km from Washington, Indian women have been rooting for the “America lady” in the village of US vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris’s grandfather. As locals in Thulasendrapuram's temple held special prayers for a …
  • Tamil Nadu Village Prays For Kamala Harris's Victory In US Polls November 3, 2020 5:41 pm As millions of US citizens queue up to vote for their next President and his deputy, the people of Thulasenthirapuram in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday prayed for the success of Kamala Harris, Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee, who has a connect to this small …
  • US elections 2020: Locals in Kamala Harris' ancestral Tamil Nadu village pray for her success November 3, 2020 9:01 am By ANI THIRUVARUR: As US citizens decide the fate of Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris today, locals of her ancestral village in Thulasenthirapuram in Tiruvarur district offered prayers at a temple wishing success for her in the polls. …
  • COVID-19 positive Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister Doraikkannu passes away at 72 October 31, 2020 8:21 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Minister for Agriculture R Doraikkannu passed away on Sunday after a brief struggle with COVID-19. He is survived by his wife Bhanumathi, four daughters, and two sons.  His mortal remains are likely to be taken …
  • Tamil Nadu NEET aspirants on testing times faced during preparations October 18, 2020 9:28 am Express News Service Shakthivel, who comes from an economically disadvantaged family, scored 674 in NEET without signing up for any coaching class. "Whenever someone heard that I was preparing for NEET, the first question they asked was which coaching …
  • NEET aspirants on testing times faced during preparations October 17, 2020 9:48 pm Express News Service ‘Can score high even without coaching’ Everyone told Shakthivel that he had no chance at cracking NEET without going for coaching. Still he did not sign up at any centre and today his scorecard reads 674. Hailing from a poor family in …
  • In memory of her child, woman gifts doctor to TN October 11, 2020 1:02 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Her sisters describe Charumathi as painfully shy, but unwavering in her mission. After cracking NEET with a score of 370, she secured a seat at the Government Medical College in Thiruvarur. Charumathi prematurely believed …
  • ‘Keep rhinoceros beetle at bay’ October 8, 2020 6:13 am The Coconut Research Station, Veppankulam, has advised farmers engaged in replanting coconut seedlings in areas affected by cyclone Gaja to adopt an integrated approach to check rhinoceros beetle attack in trees. Rhinoceros beetle is a pest which cuts the …
  • Tamil Nadu adds 5,622 new COVID-cases, tally mounts to 6.14 lakh October 3, 2020 6:07 pm By PTI CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu on Saturday recorded 5,622 new COVID-19 cases taking the overall tally to 6,14,507 while the death toll jumped to 9,718 with 65 more people succumbing to the virus, the Health department said. The number of recoveries climbed to …
  • Tamil Nadu’s Covid count crosses 5 lakh, death toll reaches 8,381 September 14, 2020 7:39 pm Tamil Nadu’s overall Covid-19 tally on Sunday crossed the unenviable milestone of 5 lakh cases. With 5,693 new cases getting detected in the last 24 hours the state’s Covid-19 tally stands at 5,02,759. The State recorded the first case on March 7, but …
  • DMK alleges scam in Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, BJP wants enquiry September 8, 2020 8:28 am Chennai: The alleged large scale siphoning off of funds meant for the State’s farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, which envisages an annual cash payment of Rs 6000 to each of the 9.5 crore farmers in the country, saw not just the BJP …
  • TN unveils Electronics and Hardware Manufacturing Policy, targets $100 billion output by 2025 September 7, 2020 9:44 am Express News Service CHENNAI: In a bid to increase Tamil Nadu’s electronics industry output to USD 100 billion by 2025, Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami on Monday unveiled the Tamil Nadu Electronics and Hardware Manufacturing Policy. The policy is …
  • Support for Trump, Biden even: Indians’ and Indian-Americans’ perspective of US Presidential race September 2, 2020 4:24 am By J.V. Lakshmana Rao As Indian-Americans in the US, many elite Indians in India too have been evincing keen interest in the 2020 US Presidential elections and have been guessing about who will be the next US President and the next US Vice President, and …
  • TN’s Covid count nears 4 lakh August 27, 2020 8:15 pm The cumulative case tally in Tamil Nadu is nearring four lakh with 5,958 new cases on Wednesday. The state reported 118 deaths, pushing the cumulative toll to 6,839. After the state discharged 5,606 patients on Wednesday, the recovery rate stood at 82%. At …
  • Tamil Nadu's Covid cases: 3 lakh and counting August 11, 2020 12:32 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The State’s tally of Covid-19 cases crossed the three lakh-mark with 5,914 fresh cases being reported on Monday. As many as 114 deaths were also included in the day’s medical bulletin, taking the State toll to 5,041. The …
  • Tamil Nadu records 5,879 new COVID-19 cases, 99 deaths August 2, 2020 9:03 am Image Source : FILE Tamil Nadu records 5,879 new COVID-19 cases Tamil Nadu continued to record a slight dip in number of fresh COVID-19 cases with 5,879 patients contracting the infection on Saturday, taking the tally to 2,51,738, the health department …
  • State sees marginal dip with 5,864 cases July 30, 2020 10:27 pm After a week of reporting more than 6,000 cases a day, Tamil Nadu saw a marginal dip in fresh infections, as 5,864 persons tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. However, for the first time, the Health Department’s bulletin recorded over 90 deaths, …
  • Tamil Nadu records highest single day Covid death toll of 97 July 30, 2020 4:17 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu reported 5,864 new Covid-19 positive cases on Thursday. After a week, the number has dipped below the 6,000-mark. With 97 more deaths, the toll now stands at 3,838.  Chennai alone recorded 1,175 cases and its …
  • ONGC rapped by NGT panel for inadequate steps to control pipeline leaks in Cauvery delta July 30, 2020 2:01 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Measures taken by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) to control incidents of oil leakages from a network of underground pipelines in the delta region of Thiruvarur district are inadequate, said a joint …
  • Tamil Nadu records 6,426 new Covid-19 positive cases, 82 deaths, new mother among deceased July 29, 2020 8:57 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: The State reported 6,426 new Covid-19 positive cases and 82 deaths, including a new mother at Ariyalur, taking tally to 2,34,114 and toll to 3,741 on Wednesday. Four transgenders and also 33 people who came to Tamil Nadu …
  • We-learning? July 19, 2020 1:38 am By Express News Service Neatly ironed uniforms, heavy school bags, chatter and laughter – gone are the days when teaching was confined within the four walls of a classroom. Thanks to the pandemic the classrooms are now at fingertips, at least for those who …
  • Railways sets target of becoming net zero carbon emitter and electrification of routes July 13, 2020 1:41 pm The Railways has set a target of going completely green by becoming a 'net zero' carbon emitter by 2030 through various initiatives, including electrification of broad gauge, improving energy efficiency and switching to renewable sources, the …
  • TN urban planning body to open 15 new offices across state, builders welcome move July 7, 2020 2:18 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Developers and individual builders can now heave a sigh of relief as the Tamil Nadu government has permitted the reorganisation of existing offices in the Directorate of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) and create 15 new …
  • COVID-19 testing laboratory to be set up in Karaikal soon, says Puducherry CM July 2, 2020 4:46 pm By Express News Service PUDUCHERRY: A COVID-19 testing laboratory will soon be set up in Karaikal region of the Union territory, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said on Thursday. In an audio clip sent to newsmen from Karaikal shortly after a COVID …
  • DMK MLA from Cheyyur tests positive for COVID-19 June 27, 2020 6:59 am Besides Chennai, 191 cases were reported in Chengalpattu, 98 in Kancheepuram, 170 in Thiruvallur, 10 each in Ariyalur and Nagapattinam, 29 in Coimbatore, 21 in Cuddalore, 15 in Dindigul, five each in Erode and Thiruvarur, 25 each in Kallakurichi and …
  • 36 IAS officers to monitor fight against COVID-19 across Tamil Nadu June 18, 2020 10:35 am Express News Service CHENNAI: The state government has appointed monitoring officers for 33 districts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Three officers had already been appointed to Chengalpattu, Thiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts in May. For Chennai, …
  • Chennai returnees push up coronavirus tally in central Tamil Nadu June 15, 2020 7:16 pm By Express News Service TIRUCHY: The central districts recorded 50 COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the number of active cases to 333 in the region. Thanjavur and Thiruvarur recorded the most cases, with 12 and 10, respectively. Nagapattinam recorded 10 …
  • Gold worth Rs 77 lakh stolen from locked house June 15, 2020 3:15 pm THIRUVARUR: Unidentified men looted 220 sovereigns of gold jewellery, worth Rs 70 lakh, and Rs 7 lakh in cash from a locked house near Koradachery in Thiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu in the early hours on Monday. According to police, Sarbudeen, 34, of …
  • Tamil Nadu changes the names of 1018 places June 11, 2020 7:09 am Chennai: 'Thiruvallikeni', an old settlement of Chennai, can no longer be written in English as 'Triplicane'. That place name has to be written in English as the word is pronounced in the original Tamil, as 'Thiruvallikkeni'. New …
  • TN government alters English names of 1,018 places to match their Tamil pronounciation June 10, 2020 7:30 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: The state government has issued a notification as per the recommendation of an experts committee for changing the names of 1,018 places, including of many important places, in accordance with how they are exactly pronounced …
  • Foundation laid for upgrading cancer hospital in Kancheepuram June 9, 2020 9:54 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: Through video conferencing from the secretariat, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday inaugurated a host of government offices and other facilities. Foundations were laid for upgrading Arignar Anna Government …
  • CM opens roads, flyovers and office buildings across Tamil Nadu June 9, 2020 12:58 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday inaugurated several bridges, roads and buildings, through the video-conferencing facility at the Secretariat. This included a four-lane flyover constructed at a cost of Rs 54. …
  • Vande Bharat: Five Dubai returnees tested positive for COVID-19 June 3, 2020 5:15 pm By Express News Service COIMBATORE: Five out of 180 passengers, who arrived at the Coimbatore International Airport in the first repatriation flight under Vande Bharat mission from Dubai, tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.  According to the health …
  • Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: New care facility in Chennai; state records 938 new cases May 30, 2020 6:20 pm With the total number of COVID-19 cases in state capital Chennai having touched 13,980, data released by the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) indicates that Royapuram (Zone 5) has the highest number of cases in the city. (PTI) Few days after domestic …
  • 7 IAS officers to monitoring desilting works in Cauvery delta May 23, 2020 12:56 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government has appointed seven IAS officers to monitor desilting works in Cauvery delta districts ahead of the release of water from Mettur dam. According to a GO, the special officers will monitor desilting …
  • Tamil Nadu reports second-highest single day spike in Covid-19 cases with 776 cases and seven deaths May 21, 2020 4:09 pm CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu reported the second consecutive day of over 700 cases this week with 776 people testing positive for the infection on Thursday. Last Monday, the State reported the highest ever rise in cases with 798 people testing positive for the …
  • Tamil Nadu Lockdown: Full list of hotspots/containment zones May 17, 2020 4:50 pm Image Source : PTI Tamil Nadu Lockdown: Full list of hotspots/containment zones Tamil Nadu government extended the coronavirus lockdown in the state till May 31, citing the raising COVID-19 cases every day. Here is the list of Red, Green and Orange …
  • Bail to Murugan in PNB robbery case May 12, 2020 8:22 am By Express News Service TIRUCHY: Days after Murugan was granted bail in the Lalithaa burglary case, on Monday, a Srirangam court granted him bail in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) robbery case. According to sources, Murugan of Thiruvarur, is the criminal …
  • Tamil Nadu: Koyambedu market emerges as new hotspot | Full list of red, orange, green zones May 5, 2020 10:22 am Image Source : AP Tamil Nadu: Koyambedu market emerges as new hotspot | Full list of red orange, green zones Koyambedu market for vegetables, fruits and flowers, one of the largest in the country that used to teem with thousands of people every day in …
  • Lockdown 3.0: Full list of coronavirus containment zones in Chennai May 3, 2020 11:34 am Lockdown 3.0: Coronavirus containment zones in Chennai rise to 198 Coronavirus lockdown in India has been extended by another two weeks because of the growing coronavirus cases. In Tamil Nadu, 2,754 coronavirus have been reported including 29 deaths and 1, …
  • Centre identifies 130 districts as coronavirus red zones: Check out the state-wise list of hotspots May 2, 2020 4:28 am Miscreants put garland of footwear on Ambedkar statue in Tamil Nadu With a continuous rise in COVID-19 cases across states, the Central Government has split the country into three zones - red, orange, and green. Out of the total 733 districts, as many as …
  • COVID-19: All you need to know about the new Red, Orange and Green Zones in India May 1, 2020 8:11 am Express News Service NEW DELHI: As the nationwide lockdown in order to contain COVID-19 outbreak comes to an end on Sunday, the Centre has revised the zonal classification of districts across India, based on the severity of infection spread, for the week …
  • Ethiopians, Nepalese among 134 artists of Great Bombay Circus stranded in TN since March April 29, 2020 2:39 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: The Great Bombay Circus, which organises shows across the country, is stranded in Mannargudi in Thiruvarur district since March due to the COVID-19 lockdown. A total of 134 artists, including nine Ethiopian and 19 Nepalese, …
  • COVID-19: A Re-start Button :: Maguni Charan Behera April 24, 2020 4:12 am COVID-19: A Re-start Button Maguni Charan Behera * Today, the COVID-19 unleashing havoc everywhere, embracing all-rich and poor, powerful and weak- has made a shamble of the world all around us. Though it strikes a note of apparent pessimism, it holds key …
  • Live: Briefing shortly on new Cabinet decisions April 22, 2020 7:28 am !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Wednesday said its joint venture with Krishna Group -- Krishna Maruti, which is into car seat manufacturing, has handed over the first batch of 2 lakh units of triple-ply face masks …
  • How waste from hospitals, hotspots are disposed April 11, 2020 8:36 am By Express News Service TIRUCHY: With hospitals in the district having shut their outpatient departments (OPDs), generation of biomedical waste has greatly reduced. Biomedical waste from all hospitals, including Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital …
  • A 1,000-km journey home on foot and trucks April 4, 2020 11:37 pm Express News Service TIRUCHY: On Saturday afternoon, seven tired young men were walking on the Cauvery bridge near Thiruvanaikoil. They had just completed a 1000 km journey from Solapur in Maharashtra to Tiruchy.  Arun, who runs a photo studio here spotted …
  • Coronavirus testing procedure in India: Cost, sampling process, results, test labs April 2, 2020 12:05 am Covid-19 precaution awareness Coronavirus continues to pose a serious threat to people around the world and India is also put on high alert. As the nation is under a 21-day lockdown, Indians are ordered to stay indoors for two more weeks. Despite this, the …
  • Remembering Anna's brother, and a friend of Kalaignar March 7, 2020 8:06 am Written by Janardhan Koushik , Edited by Explained Desk | Chennai | Updated: March 7, 2020 11:40:34 am K Anbazhagan with M Karunanidhi and M K Stalin. (PTI Photo/File) Veteran DMK leader K Anbhazagan passed away at the age of 97 in Chennai in the early …
  • Poll panel cancels Thiruvarur bypoll January 8, 2019 5:49 am The Election Commission has cancelled its election notification for the constituency that fell vacant after the death of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi, putting off a high-stakes poll contest for Dravidian parties DMK and AIADMK just months ahead of …
  • EC cancels Thiruvarur by-election January 7, 2019 1:23 pm Chennai: The Election Commission (EC) has cancelled the Thiruvarur Assembly by-election in Tamil Nadu, citing the ongoing relief work after the Gaja cyclone that devastated major parts of Thiruvarur district, giving a huge relief to major political parties …
  • Tamil Nadu: EC cancels Thiruvarur assembly bypoll due to Cyclone Gaja January 7, 2019 11:12 am The Election Commission had earlier announced that polling for the Thiruvarur constituency would be held January 28 with counting on January 31. The Election Commission Monday cancelled the bypoll to Tamil Nadu’s Thiruvarur assembly seat on account of the …
  • EC cancels Thiruvarur Assembly by-poll citing Gaja aftermath January 7, 2019 5:33 am [India], Jan 7 (ANI): The by-election to Thiruvarur Assembly constituency which was slated for January 28 has been cancelled by the Election Commission at the request of the Tamil Nadu government and the district administration (Thiruvarur) who are pre- …
  • EC rescinds Thiruvarur by-election January 7, 2019 4:08 am Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has rescinded its January 3 notification announcing the by-election in Tamil Nadu’s Thiruvarur Assembly constituency. In a communication to the Chief Electoral Officer, Tamil Nadu, the EC on Sunday said …
  • Bypoll to Thiruvarur Assembly constituency rescinded January 7, 2019 2:42 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Election Commission has rescinded the by-election to Thiruvarur Assembly constituency. The commission’s communication in this regard was sent to Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahu last night and the CEO confirmed …
  • Thiruvarur bypoll: DMK names Poondi Kalaivanan, AMMK to field S.Kamaraj January 5, 2019 7:48 am The Election Commission had earlier announced that polling for the Thiruvarur constituency would be held January 28 with counting on January 31. The Dravid Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) today named Poondi Kalaivanan, the Thiruvarur District secretary of the …
  • DMK fields party District Secretary in Thiruvarur by-election January 4, 2019 1:02 pm Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Ending all speculation about fielding someone from the DMK’s “first family”, the party on Friday announced the candidature of a senior leader Poondi Kalaivanan as its candidate in the Thiruvarur Assembly by-election on January 28. “ …
  • By-polls in Haryana's Jind, Tamil Nadu's Thiruvarur on Jan 28 December 31, 2018 4:43 pm [India], Dec 31 (ANI): The by-election in the assembly constituencies of Jind in Haryana and Thiruvarur in Tamil Nadu will be held on January 28, while the counting of votes will take place on January 31. As per a statement from the Election Commission of …
  • Cyclone Gaja: Trees uprooted trees, roofs damaged in Thiruvarur's Kokaladi November 16, 2018 7:22 pm [India], Nov 16 (ANI): Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds caused due to Cyclone Gaja, which made a landfall in the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Friday uprooted trees and damaged houses in Thiruvarur's Kokaladi village. Sand was …
  • What's ailing rural India: Ground report from Thiruvarur Tamil Nadu April 27, 2017 4:55 pm Apr 27, 2017 09:58 PM IST | Source: CNBC-TV18 Farmers from Tamil Nadu called off the 40-day strike in New Delhi that was part of their efforts to get central government help in surviving the drought. However several opposition parties in the state have …

  • Coronavirus | State reports 12,772 cases and 254 deaths June 15, 2021 1:59 am Chennai reports fewer deaths than Chengalpattu; number of samples tested so far crosses 3 crore Chennai reported fewer deaths than Chengalpattu on Monday. The city, which recorded the most number of deaths over the past several weeks, reported 28 deaths, …
  • India positivity rate June 14, 2021 6:03 am One-third of India’s districts still have over 5% test positivity rate indicating high viral spread in several parts of the country. According to district-wise data collated by the ministry of health and family welfare between June 5 and 11, around 258 of …
  • Coronavirus | Active cases fall below 1.5 lakh in Tamil Nadu June 13, 2021 9:36 pm Fresh COVID-19 cases fell to 14,061 on Sunday, taking the State’s active cases to 1,49,927. The State’s case tally touched 23,53,721. As many as 25,895 people were discharged, taking the total figure to 21,74,247.  The State’s toll rose to 29,547, with 267 …
  • Coronavirus | Cases continue to fall, Chennai reports less than 1,000 infections June 12, 2021 9:29 pm Coimbatore’s count falls below 2,000; T.N. administers highest number of doses With 15,108 fresh infections, the number of COVID-19 cases reported daily in Tamil Nadu continued to fall for the twenty-second consecutive day on Saturday. Fresh cases reported …
  • Tamil Nadu CM opens shutters of Mettur dam releasing water for Delta irrigation June 12, 2021 10:24 am By Express News Service SALEM: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday opened the shutters of Mettur dam releasing water for kuruvai cultivation in the delta region. Initially 3,000 cusecs of water will be released from the dam and by Saturday …
  • Tamil Nadu adds 15,759 COVID-19 cases, 378 deaths June 11, 2021 6:08 pm By PTI CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu logged 15,759 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, including two returnees from Andhra Pradesh and New Delhi, pushing the tally to 23.24 lakh, while 378 deaths took the toll to 28,906. Recoveries continued to outnumber new infections …
  • New SP of Perambalur takes charge June 9, 2021 1:18 pm S. Mani assumed charge as Superintendent of Police, Perambalur, on Wednesday. He succeeds Nisha Parthiban who has been transferred and posted as SP of Pudukottai district. Mr. Mani joined the police department in 2001 as Deputy Superintendent of Police. He …
  • After a decade-and-half, farmers in Tamil Nadu set to plant soyabean again June 9, 2021 11:33 am After a gap of over a decade-and-a-half, farmers in Tamil Nadu are likely to take up soyabean cultivation from this year. Like farmers in other parts of the country, Tamil Nadu growers have been buoyed by current high prices for soyabean. Tamil Nadu’s …
  • TN eases full lockdown restrictions in 27 districts June 6, 2021 12:16 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The State government on Saturday extended the ongoing lockdown for another week, till June 14, albeit with a few relaxations in districts where the curve is on a descend. The concessions include operation of call taxis and …
  • Shops selling groceries, vegetables, meat and fish to open from June 7 across Tamil Nadu June 5, 2021 3:21 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: After a total lockdown for almost two weeks, people of the State could heave a sigh of relief after the state government relaxed the restrictions by allowing shops selling groceries, vegetables, meat and fish to open from June …
  • Coronavirus | Chennai’s case count falls below 2,000 June 4, 2021 11:31 pm Chennai’s daily COVID-19 case count dropped below 2,000 after 54 days on Friday. As many as 1,971 people tested positive in the city, even as the State logged 22,651 fresh cases and 463 deaths. The city’s daily count had crossed the 2,000-mark on April 11. …
  • For second consecutive year, Mettur dam to open on traditional date for farming June 3, 2021 1:05 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: Given the comfortable storage level and expecting that the southwest monsoon would be normal, the Mettur dam is being opened for irrigation on the traditional date, June 12, for the second consecutive year. Chief Minister …
  • Coronavirus | Fresh cases dip further in Tamil Nadu May 30, 2021 11:39 pm The number of fresh COVID-19 cases fell to 28,864 on Sunday, bringing down the total number of active cases in Tamil Nadu to 3,05,546. However, the State reported 493 deaths, taking the toll to 23,754. The total number of persons who tested positive stands …
  • Oxygen production unit in Perambalur GH to be ready soon May 29, 2021 2:05 pm Work to set up a Pressure Swing Adsorption plant, a special oxygen production unit to augment the existing oxygen capacity at the District Headquarters Hospital here, is underway. The plant, being installed under the PM-Cares Fund, is expected to be ready …
  • Daily tally dips while fatalities continue to be high May 26, 2021 1:45 am The number of persons testing positive for SARS CoV-2 infection continued to fall in the State with 34,285 more cases detected on Tuesday. The number of active cases in the State stood at 3,06,652. The Medical Department recorded 468 COVID-19 deaths on …
  • When a lab technician's death due to Covid felt across village in Perambalur May 22, 2021 11:56 pm By Express News Service PERAMBALUR: A  lab technician of the Perambalur GH succumbed to Covid-19, causing much grief to her family members, coworkers, and villagers. K Indira (57), hailing from Ammapalayam, was the  mother of two girls -- Divya and …
  • 4,670 fresh cases in central districts May 22, 2021 4:08 pm TIRUCHI The central region reported 4,670 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, continuing the trend of reporting an increase in cases. The number of deaths, however, reported a slight dip with 38 reported in the eight districts in the region. Tiruchi …
  • Joint task force launched by CSI, Bishop Heber College May 20, 2021 2:57 pm Against the backdrop of a spike in COVID-19 cases, Church of South India (CSI) Tiruchi Thanjavur Diocese and Bishop Heber College have jointly launched a task force to render help and assistance to infected people and their families in six chosen …
  • 13 DMK ministers have local body experience May 16, 2021 11:33 pm Express News Service CHENNAI:  Every time a Cabinet takes charge, it’s often the ministers with MBBS degrees and PhDs that get noticed. However, a total of 13 ministers of the new DMK government, including Chief Minister MK Stalin, have reached the …
  • Coronavirus - Central TN region gets 41,000 doses of Covishield May 16, 2021 5:09 am The supply is for eight districts in the region, to ensure smooth continuation of the COVID-19 vaccination drive The Health Department has allotted 41,000 doses of Covishield vaccine for the Central region encompassing eight districts. Tiruchi has been …
  • Over ₹ 11 lakh fines realised from violators in Perambalur district May 14, 2021 3:11 pm PERAMBALUR Sustained action against those failing to adhere to safety guidelines for curbing the spread of COVID-19 has resulted in the collection of ₹ 11.33 lakh as fine from the violators since March 1. The fine amount was collected from as many as 5,398 …
  • Madras HC observation on religious intolerance ignites discussion May 13, 2021 11:53 am The landmark judgment of a division bench of the Madras High Court against religious intolerance has turned into a major topic of discussion among the legal and religious circles across South India. The Madras High Court division bench of Justices N …
  • Roads are secular; people of all religions can use: HC May 13, 2021 2:58 am Madras high courtCHENNAI: Roads are secular, and no temple procession can be prohibited or curtailed merely because a religious group in a locality vociferously objects to such traditional temple processions, the Madras high court has said. As per Section …
  • 28,978 Covid-19 cases, 232 deaths in Tamil Nadu; 7,149 new cases in Chennai May 11, 2021 1:31 am Ambulances with Covid-19 patients wait on Poonamallee High Road near RGGH in Chennai on MondayCHENNAI: On a day Tamil Nadu registered 232 deaths and added 28,978 fresh cases to the state Covid registry, health minister Ma Subramanian said the state was …
  • 'Religious intolerance not good for a secular country' May 8, 2021 4:14 pm The Madras High Court has said allowing religious intolerance is not good for a secular country and 'resistance' by one religious group, if reciprocated by another, could lead to chaos and riots. A bench of Justices N Kirubakaran and P Velmurugan …
  • Perambalur, Ariyalur hopeful of development as Sivasankar becomes region's first State Minister May 8, 2021 6:40 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR/ARIYALUR: Ending a decades-long wait, a legislative member from the districts of Ariyalur and Perambalur for the first time has secured a post in the State Cabinet. DMK MLA SS Sivasankar, who won from the Kunnam Assembly …
  • MK Stalin stakes claim to form govt in Tamil Nadu May 5, 2021 11:45 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI; DMK president MK Stalin will be sworn in as Chief Minister of the State on Friday at a formal function to be held in Raj Bhavan. Having been elected as leader of the legislative party, Stalin met Governor Banwarilal Purohit …
  • Tamil Nadu logs over 21,000 new Covid cases May 5, 2021 3:02 am A health services provider comes out of a city hospital for a breakCHENNAI: Only four districts in the state – Perambur, Ariyalur, Pudukottai and Ramanathapuram – reported fewer than 100 cases on Tuesday, when the state reported 21,228 new cases and 144 …
  • Math teacher from Tamil Nadu's Perambalur donates Rs 50,000 for students' mobile phones May 2, 2021 4:54 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR:  K Bairavi is known for her philanthropy. During last year's lockdown, the government school teacher from Elambalur, a village just off Perambalur, purchased and distributed 16 smartphones to her students so that they …
  • 1,379 fresh positive cases in central districts April 27, 2021 5:34 pm The central districts recorded 1,379 fresh cases and five deaths on Tuesday. This is the highest single-day count of COVID-19 cases since March 2020. According to a medical bulletin issued by the Health Department on Tuesday, Tiruchi district saw a spike …
  • 1 lakh fighting infection in Tamil Nadu, active cases dip slightly in Chennai April 27, 2021 5:32 am Tamil Nadu added 94 deaths and 15,684 new cases to the state Covid registry on Monday, leaving 1,07,145 active infections. While the case tally touched 10.97 lakh and cumulative toll reached 13,651, the state said 9.76 lakh people have recovered from the …
  • Active Covid cases dip slightly in Chennai April 27, 2021 5:25 am Picture used for representational purpose onlyCHENNAI: Tamil Nadu added 94 deaths and 15,684 new cases to the state Covid registry on Monday, leaving 1,07,145 active infections. While the case tally touched 10.97 lakh and cumulative toll reached 13,651, …
  • Coronavirus | Tamil Nadu reports 15,659 fresh cases April 26, 2021 1:04 am Tamil Nadu’s steady rise in COVID-19 cases continued on Sunday, with the State reporting 15,659 fresh cases. The number of active cases rose to 1,05,180. The daily death count increased to 82 from 80 on Saturday. The total deaths in the State stood at 13, …
  • Central region continues to record over 1,000 cases April 25, 2021 2:33 pm The central region reported 1,275 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. More than half the cases pertain to Thanjavur and Tiruchi districts, where over 300 fresh cases were reported. The number of deaths in the district saw a slight increase with eight being …
  • Coronavirus | With 14,842 infections, active cases cross 1 lakh April 24, 2021 9:19 pm Chennai logs over 4,000 new cases; 80 more persons succumb to the infection, taking the toll to 13,475; 1,19,237 vaccinated The number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu breached the one lakh-mark on Saturday, with 14,842 more people testing positive …
  • Sunny Leone to make her Tamil debut April 19, 2021 1:19 pm Express News Service Bollywood actor Sunny Leone will soon be making her debut as the lead in a Tamil film. The untitled project will be directed by R Yuvan, who had previously directed and starred in the 2009 heist film Sindhanai Sei. He also wrote the …
  • Lockdown did not stop these TN students from returning to school daily for a noble cause April 16, 2021 10:24 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR: Schools have been closed for a year or so due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown. But a bunch of students here have got a good reason to get back to their school -- watering the saplings they lovingly planted. T Kalathur …
  • Tamil Nadu records highest ever daily COVID cases with 7,819 new infections, 25 deaths April 14, 2021 11:33 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu on Wednesday recorded 7,819 new COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths. This is the highest number of new cases reported in the State so far. The previous highest figure was 6,993 new cases on July 20, 2020. With this, the …
  • The world knew him as Periyar’s editor April 11, 2021 11:38 pm Had V. Anaimuthu not stepped in, Periyar’s ideas, scattered and unavailable for systematic study, may have been lost Periyar E.V. Ramasamy was a great thinker and propagandist. To disseminate his ideas he established a series of publishing firms such as …
  • Coronavirus | Chennai’s caseload crosses 10,000 April 8, 2021 1:10 pm Tamil Nadu reported close to 4,000 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. A total of 3,986 people tested positive and 17 persons died in the State. The State’s tally of active cases stood at 27,743. Chennai’s daily count continued to surge as 1,459 people …
  • TN reports over 25,000 Covid-19 active cases April 7, 2021 2:53 pm Representative imageCHENNAI: Active cases in Tamil Nadu crossed the 25,000 mark on Tuesday even as the state added 3,645 cases and 15 deaths to its Covid registry. The case tally touched 9.07 lakh (9,07,124) and cumulative death toll touched 12,804. By …
  • TN: Poor show at urban centres brings down turnout April 7, 2021 2:53 pm Visual from a polling booth in ChennaiUrban centres pulled down voter turnout in the Tamil Nadu assembly election held on Tuesday. The overall provisional state average turnout was 71.79% as per the latest figures from the EC. It could be revised slightly …
  • Just over 65pc voter turnout recorded in Tamil Nadu polls April 7, 2021 5:59 am Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 6 (ANI): Tamil Nadu recorded a voter turnout of 65.11 per cent in the single-phase Assembly elections that took place on Tuesday. Voting in all 234 assembly constituencies in 38 districts of the state had begun at 7 am. …
  • TN, Pondy polls live: Voting to begin at 7am April 6, 2021 3:06 am Despite acting in two unremarkable movies and a popular television serial between his first electoral defeat in 1984 and the first victory in 1989, Stalin has been stiff in front of the camera for the DMK’s campaign commercials this time. And then, on …
  • Polls on, I-T dept searches premises of Stalin daughter April 3, 2021 2:25 am The Income Tax department Friday launched a series of search operations in Tamil Nadu targeting DMK leaders including DMK chief M K Stalin’s daughter Senthamarai. Of the 28 premises searched, four belonged to Senthamarai and her husband Sabareesan, …
  • DMK will not be cowed down by IT raids, Stalin says April 2, 2021 6:30 pm The DMK will not be cowed down by the Income Tax Department’s searches [at the residences of his family members and party leaders] and the more such raids are conducted, the more will be the party’s resurgence, party president M.K. Stalin asserted in …
  • Tamil Nadu elections 2021: Unfinished AIADMK government projects concern for Kunnam people March 29, 2021 2:20 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR: The AIADMK-PMK alliance poses a tough battle for DMK candidate SS Sivasankar in the Kunnam Assembly constituency. Though the constituency falls under Perambalur, a vast area of Ariyalur district also falls under Kunnam. The …
  • Controversy brews over A Raja’s remark March 28, 2021 6:11 am By Express News Service CHENNAI/PERAMBALUR/COIMBATORE/SALEM: Though war of words during election campaign adds the verve to our verdict-making process, sometimes, the nerve of some leaders upsets the whole battle plan. Recent remarks of DMK …
  • TN has over 10k active Covid cases again March 26, 2021 4:35 pm Picture used for representational purpose onlyAfter 101 days, Tamil Nadu’s active case tally once again breached the 10,000-mark on Thursday. The state added 1,779 new infections, pushing up the active case count to 10,487. Nine of the 11 deaths reported …
  • TN polls: Agri poll promises may not bear fruit March 25, 2021 8:36 am Both the Dravidian majors have been vying to woo the agrarian community this time by offering many assurances including increase of minimum support price (MSP), but many farmers in the Cauvery Delta Zone (CDZ) and neighbouring districts see it as yet …
  • Tamil Nadu election: A run down on nominations March 24, 2021 7:57 am By Express News Service Troops ready More than 4,000 candidates are set to battle it out for Tamil Nadu’s 234 constituencies on April 6. Here’s a look at the big numbers regarding the nominations for the polls MOST CONTESTANTS Karur: seventy Transport …
  • Tamil Nadu sees 989 fresh COVID-19 cases March 20, 2021 9:59 am While two persons tested positive for the U.K. variant, 9 succumbed to infection For the second day in a row, Tamil Nadu reported 900-plus cases of COVID-19, pushing the active cases to more than 6,000. A total of 989 persons tested positive for the …
  • 989 new Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu, nearly 400 in Chennai March 19, 2021 2:14 am Representative imageAfter 51 days, active cases in Tamil Nadu crossed the 6,000-mark with 6,222 patients under treatment for the viral infection as on Thursday. TN added 989 fresh cases, the highest in 2021. Chennai continued to top the table, adding close …
  • Tamil Nadu: Fresh Covid-19 cases near 1,000 March 18, 2021 11:38 am Picture used for representational purpose onlyCHENNAI: All streets/buildings in Chennai with more than three houses with Covid-19 cases will be containment zones, health secretary J Radhakrishnan said on Wednesday, minutes after the state reported 945 …
  • Coronavirus | Tamil Nadu records over 600 COVID-19 cases again March 12, 2021 5:57 am For the second day, Tamil Nadu recorded more than 600 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. A total of 685 persons tested positive for the infection and five died, taking the overall tally of cases to 8,57,602 and the toll to 12,535. Of this, Chennai …
  • 190 candidates in the poll fray with ‘Two Leaves’ March 11, 2021 11:17 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: The AIADMK on Thursday finished allocation of all seats except for the Padmanabhapuram constituency. While the party will field members in 178 seats, a total of 190 candidates will contest under the Two Leaves symbol. …
  • New cotton variety enhances productivity March 2, 2021 8:25 pm Cotton farmers in Perambalur-Ariyalur belt are able to see higher productivity through cultivation of CO17 variety released by the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. The farmers could get a yield of 24 to 28 quintals per hectare, and were also able to …
  • Usury: Perambalur man ends life, relatives demand action against moneylender February 14, 2021 9:58 pm Express News Service PERAMBALUR: A 32-year-old man who attempted suicide allegedly due to usury died at Tiruchy GH on Saturday. A video recorded by him before taking the extreme step triggered his relatives to stage a protest demanding action. In the video …
  • Three arrested for forcing Dalit boys to clean up excreta in Perambalur December 12, 2020 2:09 am Tension gripped Sirukudal village in Perambalur district on Friday after three minor boys belonging to the Scheduled Castes were forced to clean up their excreta from an open ground, allegedly by some caste Hindus. Three of the six accused were arrested. …
  • Two lakes fill up after 11 years in Perambalur district December 7, 2020 12:19 am By Express News Service PERAMBALUR: Two lakes in Perali village in Perambalur district are brimming after 11 years, thanks to the efforts of youth who toiled for over 6 years to restore them. Ooryeri (15 acres) and Kalleri (12 acres) were restored by …
  • Authorities confiscate 483 tonnes of Bellary onions hoarded in Perambalur November 9, 2020 7:53 pm Express News Service PERMABALUR: Even as public are reeling under its sky-high price, officials on Monday busted a hoarding racket and seized over 450 tonnes of Bellary onions from poultry farms in the district. Trade leaders said such incidents were bound …
  • New taluk office opened in Perambalur November 4, 2020 1:24 pm
  • Audio clip of TN govt doctor’s association chief threatening Perambalur official goes viral November 1, 2020 4:35 pm By Express News Service PERAMBALUR: An audio clip purportedly of the Tamil Nadu Government Doctors’ Association president scolding the Perambalur Health Services Joint Director on a phone call has gone viral on social media on Sunday.  According to the JD, …
  • Perambalur ‘dinosaur eggs’ hatch as memes October 24, 2020 1:19 pm
  • Dinosaur eggs or ammonite sediments: What was found in Perambalur? October 23, 2020 9:15 pm Pictures of ‘dinosaur eggs’ in Perambalur district of Tamil Nadu have been doing rounds on social media since Thursday. But a group of local geology and archaeology enthusiasts, who visited the area, identified them as ammonite sediments. Several images of …
  • ‘Dinosaur eggs’ draw crowds to Perambalur October 23, 2020 9:52 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR: Kunnam,  a quaint village in Perambalur, hogged the limelight after hordes of people converged on the place to see what they believed  to be dinosaur eggs. Pictures of the ‘eggs’ went viral on social media on Wednesday when …
  • Perambalur Dinosaur Egg October 22, 2020 11:23 am
  • Dinosaur eggs found in perambalur October 22, 2020 9:37 am
  • Why is TANGEDCO building a substation on a lake bed, ask residents of this Perambalur village  October 12, 2020 4:24 pm Express News Service PERAMBALUR:  While the Tamil Nadu government and the Madras High Court have repeatedly warned against encroachments on water bodies, residents of the Periya Venmani village in Kunnam are horrified that a government body -- the TANGEDCO …
  • Perambalur-Manamadurai work: Farmers protest in TN October 8, 2020 2:51 pm
  • Piece of fossilised wood found in Perambalur village September 15, 2020 6:59 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR: A two-metre-long piece of fossilised wood was found in Karambiyam village in Perambalur village. The wood, which was attached to a limestone, was found in a canal of Ponneri lake in the village on Saturday. The villagers …
  • Couple electrocuted near Perambalur in TN September 3, 2020 4:48 pm
  • Teachers invite villagers with thamboolam to admit children in Perambalur government schools August 28, 2020 7:13 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR: Government school teachers in Perambalur have been going door-to-door and distributing leaflets and betel-nuts to parents to increase the enrollment of students in government schools. They said that they are popularizing …
  • Farm owner, explosives dealer arrested in connection with death of fire-fighter near Perambalur July 14, 2020 9:15 am The Perambalur Police have arrested three persons, including the owner of a farm and a licensed explosives dealer, in connection with the death of a fireman who died of suffocation while trying to rescue a couple of labourers trapped inside an open well in …
  • Farmers producers company open more retail outlets in Perambalur June 15, 2020 1:51 pm While the lockdown enforced in view of COVID-19 pandemic saw quite a few farmers producers companies being involved in retail vending of vegetables as a contingency measure to help consumers, the WEFSA Farmers Producers Company in Perambalur district has …
  • Cannot compete with traders, re-open our market, plead Perambalur farmers June 3, 2020 8:48 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR: Farmers have called upon the district administration to re-open the Uzhavar Santhai in Perambalur, which was shut at the end of April following the increase in corona cases in the district. They said that without the market …
  • Panic in TN's Ariyalur, Perambalur as coronavirus cases spike May 5, 2020 7:58 am Express News Service ARIYALUR/PERAMBALUR: Panic gripped residents of Ariyalur and Perambalur as the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 is increasing by the day. Thirty-one persons tested positive in Ariyalur and Perambalur district on …
  • Saplings along Perambalur NH withering from neglect March 7, 2020 7:51 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR: Many saplings on the Perambalur-Manamadurai National Highway 226 near Perambalur have died due to neglect on the part of offcials. Environmental activists are now demanding the authorities plant and protect useful trees. …
  • ‘Nellai’ Kannan arrested in Perambalur January 2, 2020 5:57 am Tamil orator ‘Nellai’ Kannan, wanted for having allegedly given a hate speech against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah at a public meeting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) at Melapalayam in Tirunelveli on Sunday last, …
  • Re-polling in Viralimalai, Perambalur after election symbol faux pas December 28, 2019 6:28 pm By Express News Service TIRUCHY: Re-polling has been ordered in ward 15 in Viralimalai panchayat union after the symbol of an independent candidate was printed wrongly in the ballot paper. The polling will take place on December 30. The candidate V Sekar …
  • Hybrid groundnuts raise hopes of good returns in Tamil Nadu's Perambalur December 18, 2019 3:21 am By Express News Service PERAMBALUR: The Agricultural Department has introduced a new variety of groundnuts called GJG 9 in the district this year. Farmers, officials claimed, would reap good yield in shorter duration than other varieties. Cotton, maize and …
  • After maize, castor crop affected by pest attack in Perambalur December 17, 2019 6:24 am By Express News Service Farmers are worried over pest attacks on castor crop. They said that they were devastated because many shifted from maize to castor due to fall armyworm attacks. It is of note that this crop was suggested by the Agriculture …
  • Kottarai dam construction on hiatus in Tamil Nadu's Perambalur December 16, 2019 5:23 am By Express News Service PERAMBALUR: Construction of Kottarai dam across the Marudaiyaru in Perambalur district has ground to a halt due to a shortage of funds. Farmers and the public have urged for work to be resumed at the earliest. The project was …
  • Pachamalai rain fills Perambalur lakes November 30, 2019 6:48 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR: Arumbavur Periyayeri (big lake) is overflowing, thanks to heavy rain on the Pachamalai hills that border Perambalur, Tiruchy and Salem districts. Data says that the annual average rainfall in Perambalur district is 861 mm. …
  • Perambalur youth in Singapore build Rs 35 lakh worth of welfare projects in native village November 26, 2019 7:42 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: Residents of Ayinapuram now working in Singapore have funded various development works in their village. A temple has also been built at a cost of Rs 7 lakh. They said they were fed up waiting for authorities to fix the …
  • Pregnant woman alleges negligence at Perambalur General Hospital November 15, 2019 5:55 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR: A pregnant woman who suffered head injury alleged she was not given treatment at the Perambalur General Hospital (GH) and that she was told by a doctor to approach a private hospital or Tiruchy GH if she needs immediate …
  • Rattled by thunderous blasts and cracked houses, Perambalur villagers say loud ‘No’ to quarries November 5, 2019 4:48 am Express News Service PERAMBLAUR: Residents of Therani village in Perambalur district are worried over the freshly auctioned 31 stone quarries in the district. They said that sound pollution, damage to houses from mining activities and deaths by accident …
  • Perambalur: Dry taps force patients at govt hospital to defecate in open August 7, 2019 2:41 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR: Patients at the Perambalur GH are forced to buy water as bore wells in the hospital have run dry. At least 2,000 patients visit the super-speciality hospital every day. The situation is so worse that a few in-patients have …
  • 1 held for deer hunting in Perambalur district June 10, 2019 3:23 am PERAMBALUR: Forest department officials on Sunday nabbed one person and are on the lookout for another five who were allegedly involved in deer hunting in the reserve forest areas in Venbavur and Maavilangai, in the district. Police sources said that a …
  • Now, Perambalur sexual abuse case post-Pollachi: Stalin April 26, 2019 9:01 am Chennai, April 26 (IANS) The DMK President M.K. Stalin on Friday said that even as the Pollachi sexual abuse-cum-blackmail case probe is yet to reach a conclusion, a similarly shocking incident in Perambalur district has come to light involving a leader of …
  • Good turn out of women voters in Perambalur constituency April 18, 2019 4:34 pm Amid heavy security arrangements in place, polling turned out to be by and large peaceful in Perambalur Parliamentary constituency on Friday with no untoward incidents. The turn out of women voters in several rural pockets was impressive in this …
  • Rajnath Singh defends PM Modi at Perambalur meeting April 7, 2019 11:27 pm PERAMBALUR: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday accused that the Congress of ‘spoiling’ India’s and Tamil Nadu’s culture during its rule, adding the grand old party was now attempting to get to power through backdoor. Singh made this observation …
  • Home Minister promises implementation of pending demands to Perambalur electorate April 7, 2019 4:09 pm PERAMBALUR: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday assured the electorate of Perambalur that the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, if voted to power again in the upcoming general election, would strive to implement the long-pending demands in the …
  • 9 of a family from Kanchipuram die in road mishap near Perambalur May 11, 2018 4:38 pm In a gruesome incident, nine died on the spot including three women and two children from the same family at Chennai – Tiruchi Highway (NH 45) near Perambalur in the wee hours of today. The accident took place when a car proceeding towards Chennai hit …
  • Nine Persons Killed As Two Cars Collide In Tamil Nadu's Perambalur May 11, 2018 3:47 pm Chinnai:  Nine persons were killed in a collision between two vehicles in Tamil Nadu's Perambalur district.  CommentsPolice said nine persons hailing from Kanchipuram were proceeding to Kodaikanal in a multi-utility vehicle when a car moving in the …
  • Nine killed in car accident near Perambalur May 11, 2018 4:31 am Nine persons were killed after two cars collided near Perambalur on the Chennai-Tiruchi national highway in the early hours on Friday. A group of persons were proceeding to Kodaikanal from Kancheepuram in a car when the fatal accident took place near …
  • Shallot processing centre opens in Perambalur August 31, 2017 8:25 pm New Delhi, August 31:   A central processing centre for shallots (small onions) has come up in Tamil Nadu’s Perambalur village. The Common Food Processing Incubation Centre was set up at a cost of ₹1 crore to prevent wastage of shallots and to increase …
  • Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal launches Common Food Processing Incubation Center for Shallots, Perambalur August 31, 2017 9:57 am Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries launched Common Food Processing Incubation Center for Shallots (Small Onions) in Chettikulam village in Perambalur District of Tamil Nadu through video conferencing from here today. …
  • Boost for O Panneerselvam, 3 more AIADMK MPs join himAIADMK's Lok Sabha MPs - Jaisingh Thiyagaraj Natterjee (Tuticorin), Senguttuvan (Vellore) and R P Marutharaja (Perambalur) - extended their support to Pannerselvam. February 12, 2017 7:16 am CHENNAI: Chief minister O Panneerselvam on Sunday got a boost, with three more MPs of AIADMK joining him after deserting the V K Sasikala camp. The party's Lok Sabha MPs — Jaisingh Thiyagaraj Natterjee (Tuticorin), Senguttuvan (Vellore) and R P …
  • Cane crushing begins at Perambalur Sugar Mills January 3, 2017 3:46 am The cane crushing season for 2016-17 began at the public-sector Perambalur Sugar Mills at Eraiyur in the district on Friday. About 5,288 farmers have registered about 11,455 acres of sugarcane with the mill for the current season. About 3.50 lakh tonnes of …

  • Coronavirus | State reports 12,772 cases and 254 deaths June 15, 2021 1:59 am Chennai reports fewer deaths than Chengalpattu; number of samples tested so far crosses 3 crore Chennai reported fewer deaths than Chengalpattu on Monday. The city, which recorded the most number of deaths over the past several weeks, reported 28 deaths, …
  • A retired NLC officer's land of many thousand trees in Ariyalur June 14, 2021 9:25 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: Life after retirement might seem dull for many. Good health and a peace of mind are what one would yearn for. A profitable income would be an added bonus. Well, this retired NLC officer has it all and shares the secret. E …
  • India positivity rate June 14, 2021 6:03 am One-third of India’s districts still have over 5% test positivity rate indicating high viral spread in several parts of the country. According to district-wise data collated by the ministry of health and family welfare between June 5 and 11, around 258 of …
  • Coimbatore, Tirupur get new collectors June 13, 2021 11:46 pm In a major reshuffle of senior bureaucrats, the state government has transferred a host of IAS officers including 11 district collectors to various other posts on Sunday. According to the government order issued on Sunday, Tamil Nadu Adi Dravidar Housing …
  • Coronavirus | Active cases fall below 1.5 lakh in Tamil Nadu June 13, 2021 9:36 pm Fresh COVID-19 cases fell to 14,061 on Sunday, taking the State’s active cases to 1,49,927. The State’s case tally touched 23,53,721. As many as 25,895 people were discharged, taking the total figure to 21,74,247.  The State’s toll rose to 29,547, with 267 …
  • Coronavirus | Cases continue to fall, Chennai reports less than 1,000 infections June 12, 2021 9:29 pm Coimbatore’s count falls below 2,000; T.N. administers highest number of doses With 15,108 fresh infections, the number of COVID-19 cases reported daily in Tamil Nadu continued to fall for the twenty-second consecutive day on Saturday. Fresh cases reported …
  • Tiruchi Railway Division sees rise in freight loading June 6, 2021 1:13 pm The Tiruchi Railway Division has witnessed an increase in freight loading in the first two months of the current fiscal in comparison to the corresponding period of the previous financial year, notwithstanding the lockdown. The Division handled 1.743 …
  • TN eases full lockdown restrictions in 27 districts June 6, 2021 12:16 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The State government on Saturday extended the ongoing lockdown for another week, till June 14, albeit with a few relaxations in districts where the curve is on a descend. The concessions include operation of call taxis and …
  • Shops selling groceries, vegetables, meat and fish to open from June 7 across Tamil Nadu June 5, 2021 3:21 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: After a total lockdown for almost two weeks, people of the State could heave a sigh of relief after the state government relaxed the restrictions by allowing shops selling groceries, vegetables, meat and fish to open from June …
  • 'Free sewing machine and higher education': TN minister's promise to tribal girl's request June 5, 2021 8:43 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: A 17 year-old girl from a tribal community gave a petition to the backward classes welfare minister SS Sivasankar. Her request was simple - a free sewing machine so that she could stitch and earn money for her family.  …
  • For second consecutive year, Mettur dam to open on traditional date for farming June 3, 2021 1:05 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: Given the comfortable storage level and expecting that the southwest monsoon would be normal, the Mettur dam is being opened for irrigation on the traditional date, June 12, for the second consecutive year. Chief Minister …
  • Friends rally behind woman to feed the homeless in Tamil Nadu's Ariyalur May 30, 2021 10:44 pm Express News Service ARIYALUR:  K Kanimozhi of Alagappa Nagar in Ariyalur points out that she cannot help everyone. But she adds that she knows the pain of hunger. Forming a WhatsApp group with 11 of her friends to coordinate and raise funds, the 27-year- …
  • Man murdered at Madurai rehabilitation centre May 27, 2021 4:08 pm The man was attacked by other inmates lodged in the de-addiction centre, police said.MADURAI: A 56-year-old man, who was admitted to a de-addiction centre in Madurai, was murdered on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as S Manivasagam, 56, from …
  • Delta farmers hope TN govt will open Mettur dam on June 12 May 23, 2021 6:53 am Rainfall for the past couple of days and the steady inflow of water to Mettur dam has raised the hopes of farmers in delta districts to carry out kuruvai paddy cultivation, provided the DMK government opens the dam on the customary June 12 this year too. …
  • 4,670 fresh cases in central districts May 22, 2021 4:08 pm TIRUCHI The central region reported 4,670 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, continuing the trend of reporting an increase in cases. The number of deaths, however, reported a slight dip with 38 reported in the eight districts in the region. Tiruchi …
  • T.N. records 467 deaths, 36,184 fresh cases May 22, 2021 2:26 am Tamil Nadu recorded a high number of deaths due to COVID-19 on Friday with 467 more persons succumbing to the infection, taking the toll to 19,598. The State added 36,184 fresh cases to its tally. Though the daily cases dropped below 6,000 in Chennai, the …
  • As positivity rate rises, Tamil Nadu considers lockdown extension May 20, 2021 11:55 pm WITH A rise in the number of Covid infections and at least 16 districts showing a positivity rate of over 20 per cent, Tamil Nadu is considering extending the lockdown by another week to May 24 and working out a district-level containment plan. The …
  • Joint task force launched by CSI, Bishop Heber College May 20, 2021 2:57 pm Against the backdrop of a spike in COVID-19 cases, Church of South India (CSI) Tiruchi Thanjavur Diocese and Bishop Heber College have jointly launched a task force to render help and assistance to infected people and their families in six chosen …
  • Coronavirus - Central TN region gets 41,000 doses of Covishield May 16, 2021 5:09 am The supply is for eight districts in the region, to ensure smooth continuation of the COVID-19 vaccination drive The Health Department has allotted 41,000 doses of Covishield vaccine for the Central region encompassing eight districts. Tiruchi has been …
  • Covid-19: Over 30,000 cases in Tamil Nadu; 293 deaths May 13, 2021 2:58 am Representative image CHENNAI: Fresh cases in Chennai crossed the 30,000 mark on Wednesday after the public health department announced 30,355 new cases on a day test samples were drawn from 1.49lakh people. After 293 deaths and 19,508 discharges, there …
  • Perambalur, Ariyalur hopeful of development as Sivasankar becomes region's first State Minister May 8, 2021 6:40 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR/ARIYALUR: Ending a decades-long wait, a legislative member from the districts of Ariyalur and Perambalur for the first time has secured a post in the State Cabinet. DMK MLA SS Sivasankar, who won from the Kunnam Assembly …
  • MK Stalin stakes claim to form govt in Tamil Nadu May 5, 2021 11:45 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI; DMK president MK Stalin will be sworn in as Chief Minister of the State on Friday at a formal function to be held in Raj Bhavan. Having been elected as leader of the legislative party, Stalin met Governor Banwarilal Purohit …
  • Tamil Nadu logs over 21,000 new Covid cases May 5, 2021 3:02 am A health services provider comes out of a city hospital for a breakCHENNAI: Only four districts in the state – Perambur, Ariyalur, Pudukottai and Ramanathapuram – reported fewer than 100 cases on Tuesday, when the state reported 21,228 new cases and 144 …
  • NTK plays spoilsport for AIADMK alliance May 4, 2021 3:44 am By Express News Service TIRUCHY: When a young diploma holder working in Chennai came to Jayankondam to cast his vote in the 6th April assembly election, he told this reporter that he was going to vote for the Naam Tamizhar Katchi (NTK). Back then it was a …
  • 1,379 fresh positive cases in central districts April 27, 2021 5:34 pm The central districts recorded 1,379 fresh cases and five deaths on Tuesday. This is the highest single-day count of COVID-19 cases since March 2020. According to a medical bulletin issued by the Health Department on Tuesday, Tiruchi district saw a spike …
  • Coronavirus | Tamil Nadu reports 15,659 fresh cases April 26, 2021 1:04 am Tamil Nadu’s steady rise in COVID-19 cases continued on Sunday, with the State reporting 15,659 fresh cases. The number of active cases rose to 1,05,180. The daily death count increased to 82 from 80 on Saturday. The total deaths in the State stood at 13, …
  • Central region continues to record over 1,000 cases April 25, 2021 2:33 pm The central region reported 1,275 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. More than half the cases pertain to Thanjavur and Tiruchi districts, where over 300 fresh cases were reported. The number of deaths in the district saw a slight increase with eight being …
  • Coronavirus | With 14,842 infections, active cases cross 1 lakh April 24, 2021 9:19 pm Chennai logs over 4,000 new cases; 80 more persons succumb to the infection, taking the toll to 13,475; 1,19,237 vaccinated The number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu breached the one lakh-mark on Saturday, with 14,842 more people testing positive …
  • Newborn twins found dead in limestone mine in Tamil Nadu, police launch probe April 23, 2021 3:31 pm By Express News Service ARIYALUR: Twin babies said to be just a day old were found dead near Sendurai in Ariyalur district on Friday. On Thursday evening, the bodies of the twins -- male and female -- with bloodstains were found dead in a limestone mine …
  • Covid: Big temple among monuments shut in TN April 16, 2021 10:27 am The Big temple at Thanjavur is one among the monuments to be closed in the wake of rising Covid casesCHENNAI: The Thanjavur Big temple, the other Brihadeeswarar temple at Gangaikonda Cholapuram in Ariyalur district and the Kailasanathar Temple, at …
  • Widespread stir by VCK over Dalit youth murder April 11, 2021 12:06 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: Condemning the murder of two Dalit youth in Arakkonam, the VCK took out protests in several districts on Saturday. Leading a protest in front of Valluvar Kottam in Chennai, VCK president Thol Thirumavalavan said that the …
  • Different faiths, same heartbeat: A ‘till death do us apart’ kind of friendship in Ariyalur, quite literally April 9, 2021 4:00 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: They were friends since their youth and residents of the same street. Despite belonging to different communities, they spent their lives together as the best of friends. They remained so for over four decades and, sadly, died …
  • Voter turnout in T.N. Assembly election revised to 72.78% April 8, 2021 2:35 pm The Election Commission on Wednesday revised the voter turnout for the Assembly election to 72.78% from 71.79% after consolidating the figures at the close of polling (7 p.m. on Tuesday). Among the districts, Karur topped the chart with 83.92%. Among the …
  • TN reports over 25,000 Covid-19 active cases April 7, 2021 2:53 pm Representative imageCHENNAI: Active cases in Tamil Nadu crossed the 25,000 mark on Tuesday even as the state added 3,645 cases and 15 deaths to its Covid registry. The case tally touched 9.07 lakh (9,07,124) and cumulative death toll touched 12,804. By …
  • TN: Poor show at urban centres brings down turnout April 7, 2021 2:53 pm Visual from a polling booth in ChennaiUrban centres pulled down voter turnout in the Tamil Nadu assembly election held on Tuesday. The overall provisional state average turnout was 71.79% as per the latest figures from the EC. It could be revised slightly …
  • Polls live: EC says Chennai recorded lowest turnout April 7, 2021 2:53 pm LIVE NOW Polling in 234 constituencies in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday went off peacefully barring minor scuffles among cadres and glitches in electronic voting machines in some parts of the state. The state recorded 71.79% voter turnout at the end of 12-hour …
  • Just over 65pc voter turnout recorded in Tamil Nadu polls April 7, 2021 5:59 am Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 6 (ANI): Tamil Nadu recorded a voter turnout of 65.11 per cent in the single-phase Assembly elections that took place on Tuesday. Voting in all 234 assembly constituencies in 38 districts of the state had begun at 7 am. …
  • Tamil Nadu Polls: Red or Green, who will sweep Delta clean? April 6, 2021 1:26 am Express News Service TIRUCHY: If the Chief Minister’s carefully constructed ‘farmer’ image finds takers among voters, it would make the Delta region easily winnable for the ruling AIADMK. But, if the Opposition’s campaign against the three contentious farm …
  • AIADMK minister's manipulated tweet stirs controversy; NEET aspirant Anitha's kin seeks legal action April 4, 2021 5:56 pm AIADMK sacks member who gave Sasikala car bearing party flag With barely a day to go before Tamil Nadu goes to the polls, Tamil Language Minister, Ma Foi K. Pandiarajan landed in a controversy over a video tweet featuring an aspiring medical student who …
  • Polls on, I-T dept searches premises of Stalin daughter April 3, 2021 2:25 am The Income Tax department Friday launched a series of search operations in Tamil Nadu targeting DMK leaders including DMK chief M K Stalin’s daughter Senthamarai. Of the 28 premises searched, four belonged to Senthamarai and her husband Sabareesan, …
  • DMK will not be cowed down by IT raids, Stalin says April 2, 2021 6:30 pm The DMK will not be cowed down by the Income Tax Department’s searches [at the residences of his family members and party leaders] and the more such raids are conducted, the more will be the party’s resurgence, party president M.K. Stalin asserted in …
  • Tamil Nadu elections 2021: Unfinished AIADMK government projects concern for Kunnam people March 29, 2021 2:20 am Express News Service PERAMBALUR: The AIADMK-PMK alliance poses a tough battle for DMK candidate SS Sivasankar in the Kunnam Assembly constituency. Though the constituency falls under Perambalur, a vast area of Ariyalur district also falls under Kunnam. The …
  • 24 injured in Ariyalur jallikattu February 22, 2021 7:14 pm
  • Tamil Nadu’s rights not protected, says Udhayanidhi at Ariyalur December 25, 2020 12:41 am By Express News Service ARIYALUR: DMK’s youth wing secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin on Thursday accused the AIADMK government of failing to protect the State’s rights. Addressing a meeting as part of his campaign in the town, Udhayanidhi said “When Jayalalitha …
  • Tamil Nadu: No halls to write their tests, Ariyalur students occupy bus stands and stadiums December 22, 2020 2:03 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: Students of Government Arts College in Ariyalur search by the roads and bus stops to locate a comfortable spot where they could write their exams. Ten days ago, the college announced semester examination for all students. …
  • ₹1.10 lakh seized, case booked against Ariyalur RTO December 19, 2020 7:24 am Officials of the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) on Saturday seized ₹1.10 lakh of unaccounted for cash and registered a case against a Regional Transport Officer, Ariyalur, and seven others. A group of DVAC officers, who began the …
  • CM inaugurates infra projects in Ariyalur December 17, 2020 11:18 am
  • The Ramco Cements Ltd enters into MoU with Government of Tamil Nadu for establishment of an Apex Skill Development Centre at Ariyalur September 24, 2020 12:33 pm The Ramco Cements Limited Chief Executive Officer Mr.A.V.Dharmakrishnan and Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation Mr.V.Vishnu, IAS, signed MOU on 19th September 2020,in the presence of Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Mr. …
  • Journey to burial ground a regular 'adventure' for residents of this Ariyalur village September 23, 2020 7:59 pm By Express News Service ARIYALUR: A villager’s last journey -- to the burial ground -- was not the sombre, peaceful affair one would expect. The deceased’s fellow villagers from Marakurichi in Ariyalur district had to wade through knee-deep mud on Monday …
  • Ariyalur bank branch manager caught in Hindi-row transferred to regional office in Tiruchy September 22, 2020 7:53 pm Express News Service ARIYALUR: The senior branch manager of a nationalised bank in Gangaikondacholapuram in Ariyalur district was transferred to the bank’s regional office in Tiruchy on Tuesday after a retired government doctor alleged the manager had …
  • Retired govt doctor in Ariyalur claims nationalised bank refused to give loan as he didn't know Hindi September 21, 2020 5:31 pm Express News Service ARIYALUR: Can a bank loan be refused simply because the applicant does not know Hindi? That is the allegation put forward by a retired government doctor in Ariyalur district.  Hurt by the treatment allegedly meted out to him at the …
  • Why does this Ariyalur village panchayat president still live in a hut? September 20, 2020 5:48 pm Express News Service ARIYALUR: Despite the change in his relative fortunes, Kadugur panchayat president, 70-year-old S Dharmalingam, is happy to live where he always has: in a hut. For the former agricultural labourer, electoral success was only a means to …
  • Anitha’s Ariyalur bids adieu to another NEET aspirant, kin says poor connectivity harmed his preparations September 10, 2020 6:51 pm Express News Service ARIYALUR: “Always be larger than your task,” reads a line in V Vignesh’s neat handwriting on the top of the two sheets of paper pasted to the dark walls of the tiny tile-roofed house he inhabited with his parents and younger brother in …
  • Ariyalur collector conducts grievance meet online September 7, 2020 12:49 pm
  • Ariyalur dist to hold weekly grievance meet online September 5, 2020 4:55 pm
  • Periyar bust defaced in Ariyalur, cops have it cleaned, repainted September 3, 2020 6:57 pm Express News Service ARIYALUR: A bust of Dravidian leader EV Ramaswamy ‘Periyar’ was found desecrated with tar in Ariyalur district on Thursday. The bust is located at the entrance to the Periyar Memorial Samathuvapuram at Mannuzhi village that falls under …
  • When landlocked Ariyalur was a sea bed September 1, 2020 6:18 pm Who would have imagined Ariyalur which is more than 100km inlands now was once a seabed? In the Cretaceous period, the third and final period of the Mesozoic Era that lasted from about 145 to 66 million years ago, Ariyalur and the areas surrounding it were …
  • Two rescued from bonded labour in Ariyalur August 27, 2020 4:48 am Two male siblings employed as bonded labourers have been rescued from a sheep-rearing unit in Ariyalur by an NGO and a team of revenue officials. The boys aged 15 and 12 years belonging to Kuvagam village have been working as shepherds in lieu of a loan of …
  • Ariyalur: Needle pricks leave Covid patient unable to use arm August 25, 2020 9:45 pm Express News Service ARIYALUR: A farmer who underwent treatment for Covid has complained that he lost action of his arm allegedly due to negligence of doctors. Saminathan (60), of Kundapuram near Thirumanur, was admitted to Ariyalur district headquarters …
  • Library shut for over eight years in Tamil Nadu's Ariyalur August 23, 2020 9:28 pm Express News Service ARIYALUR: For eight long years, the store house of knowledge - library - has been shut in Vickramangalam village of Ariyalur district due to lack of proper maintenance. Cries of students and activists for opening it grew louder in the …
  • TN: Ariyalur collectorate to shut for three days July 11, 2020 3:58 pm
  • Ariyalur Collectorate closed till Monday after employee tests COVID-19 positive July 11, 2020 8:10 am The Ariyalur Collector’s Office has been closed for three days after an employee of the Department of Cooperation tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. The employee was said to have contracted the virus from his wife, also a government employee in the …
  • Chief Minister lays foundation stone for Ariyalur Medical College Hospital July 7, 2020 9:53 am Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Tuesday laid the foundation stone (through video-conferencing) for the construction of a Government Medical College Hospital in Ariyalur district, and inaugurated several other infrastructures in various hospitals …
  • TN: Ariyalur gets mobile Covid-19 testing lab June 15, 2020 3:15 pm
  • Speeding limestone lorries back to haunt Ariyalur residents May 31, 2020 8:45 pm Express News Service ARIYALUR: Ariyalur residents complained that they are scared to travel on the Ariyalur-Jayankondam road because of the constant movement of speeding lorries of cement factories to and from limestone quarries. Residents said they suffer …
  • Will Centre’s package help revive SIDCO estate in Ariyalur, stop migration? May 18, 2020 5:55 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: Residents and activists of Ariyalur district have appealed to the district administration to take measures to bring industry to the hitherto empty State Industries Development Corporation (SIDCO) Industrial Estate using the …
  • 330 guest workers sent to Bihar from Ariyalur May 16, 2020 2:04 pm
  • It’s survival, we will go back to Koyambedu: Ariyalur returnees May 15, 2020 2:12 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: The fear of being rendered jobless is a greater threat than the coronavirus itself for workers who returned to Ariyalur from the Koyambedu market. With no big companies in the district offering well-paying jobs and cement …
  • Corona-hit Ariyalur up in arms against opening of liquor shops May 8, 2020 6:48 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: Due to the large number of coronavirus cases in Ariyalur district, people and social activists are demanding the closure of liquor shops till the end of the lockdown. They said if this was not done, the cases would further …
  • No room for self-isolation in many homes in Ariyalur May 8, 2020 2:07 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: Persons found to be COVID-19 positive and sent home by the Ariyalur district administration are having a rough time of it in their villages. As their houses do not have enough rooms for them to self-isolate, family members …
  • Koyambedu effect: 188 new cases in Ariyalur in a day May 7, 2020 12:43 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: Ariyalur saw a major spike in cases on Thursday, with 188 people testing positive. A vast majority of them are those who returned from Koyambedu and their contacts. Many work as loadmen.  While Koyambedu cluster started …
  • Ariyalur cop tests positive for coronavirus, but quarters not sealed May 6, 2020 9:43 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: The public in Ariyalur are worried as the district administration and health officials were yet to set up containment zone in the police quarters where a  32-year-old handler in the dog squad on May 1 tested positive for …
  • Panic in TN's Ariyalur, Perambalur as coronavirus cases spike May 5, 2020 7:58 am Express News Service ARIYALUR/PERAMBALUR: Panic gripped residents of Ariyalur and Perambalur as the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 is increasing by the day. Thirty-one persons tested positive in Ariyalur and Perambalur district on …
  • With no money left, rural Ariyalur returns to barter system April 27, 2020 2:12 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: Given that many have spent most of their money and have very little or no opportunity of finding work, people have found it easier to purchase essential commodities using the barter system in rural parts of Ariyalur. Though …
  • Rural Ariyalur complains of fleecing, wants roll out of mobile veggie units April 11, 2020 8:36 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: People in rural areas of Ariyalur have complained that they were shelling out more for vegetables. They alleged that the district administration had ignored their needs and that mobile vegetable vehicles were doing the rounds …
  • Elderly man in coronavirus isolation ward commits suicide in Ariyalur General Hospital April 10, 2020 8:14 pm Express News Service ARIYALUR: A 60-year-old man who was in the Corona isolation ward of Ariyalur Government Hospital committed suicide. The deceased Narayanasamy (60) was a native of Arakkattalai near Kadambur in Ariyalur district. He was working as a …
  • Colour-coded curfew passes in Ariyalur April 6, 2020 12:36 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: In a novel idea to keep a tab on people coming out to buy essential commodities, Ariyalur district administration is distributing colour-coded passes. People with specific colour cards would be allotted specific days to …
  • Tamil Nadu: Female COVID-19 patient in Ariyalur denies making TikTok video with sanitation workers April 3, 2020 6:28 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: A female coronavirus patient in Ariyalur has denied making a TikTok video with sanitation workers at Ariyalur District Headquarters Government Hospital. She clarified that the workers borrowed her phone for an "emergency …
  • 3 sanitary workers quarantined in Ariyalur GH March 28, 2020 5:46 pm
  • 25-year-old woman working at Chennai mall tests positive for COVID-19 in Ariyalur March 27, 2020 3:04 pm By Express News Service ARIYALUR: A 25-year-old woman working at a mall in Chennai has tested positive for COVID-19 at her hometown of Ariyalur. Following this, 14 members of her family were quarantined at home and samples from them will be taken soon. The …
  • Ariyalur resident, who worked in a Chennai mall, tests positive for COVID-19 March 27, 2020 1:51 pm A 25-year-old woman tested positive for COVID-19 ,making her the first case of the infection in Ariyalur district. She is under observation at the Ariyalur Government Hospital and is being closely monitored, doctors said. The woman, a native of Ariyalur …
  • Key revenue document in short supply in Tamil Nadu's Ariyalur February 21, 2020 7:58 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: Since Adangal forms are not available in the village administrative offices in Sendurai union of Ariyalur district, the farmers are forced to buy it for Rs 10 or Rs 20 from the photocopy shops. Adangal forms are necessary for …
  • Pulwama anniversary: Amid tears, Ariyalur villagers pay tributes to their martyred son February 15, 2020 1:30 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: The four-month-old daughter of CRPF trooper Sivachandran (33), who died in the Pulwama terror attack last year, was christened Sivamathi as per her father’s wishes. Mother Gandhimathi’s heart still pounds lamenting he was not …
  • DMK Ariyalur district secretary’s e-book draws police attention December 8, 2019 12:17 am Express News Service ARIYALUR: Police Intelligence wing in Ariyalur district reportedly enquired about the e-book written by the DMK district Secretary S Sivasankar. The book titled ‘Thozhar Cholan’ was released for Amazon Kindle four days ago. The book is …
  • TN rain: holiday declared for schools in Ariyalur district December 3, 2019 1:58 am All schools will remain closed in Ariyalur district on Tuesday due to heavy rain, according to Collector D. Rathna. Most parts of the district received heavy rain for the last one week. More than 75% of the tanks in the district have already reached to …
  • One dead after boat capsizes in Ariyalur, search on for others September 13, 2019 2:34 am By Express News Service THANJAVUR: Fire and rescue personnel conducted search operations for three persons reported missing after the boat in which they were travelling capsized in Ariyalur on Wednesday. Rani (40) of Puthur, T Suyamprakasam (58) of South …
  • Ariyalur: Bus conductor murdered over extra-marital affair May 14, 2019 12:42 am Ariyalur: The Ariyalur district police have arrested an auto-rickshaw driver for allegedly murdering a state-owned TNSTC bus conductor who allegedly had an affair with his divorced daughter and to also avenge his daughter’s death take at Vridhachalam in …
  • Dalits come under attack in Ariyalur April 18, 2019 8:43 pm At least 20 houses belonging to Dalits were damaged at Ponparappi, in Ariyalur district, after a clash broke out between members of the community and Vanniyars as polling was under way in the Chidambaram Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday. But for this and …
  • IG relieved of election duty in Ariyalur for firing in the air April 1, 2019 3:32 am A senior police officer of the Haryana cadre, deputed as the Police Observer for the Chidambaram (Reserved) Parliamentary constituency, caused a flutter when he fired in the air in the early hours of Sunday. Later in the day, the Election Commission …
  • A trip through the fossil-rich grounds of Ariyalur in Tamil Nadu March 30, 2019 3:40 pm At the fork of two roads leading to Sathanur, 62 km from Tiruchi, a rusty signboard stating “Kalmaram Poonga (Fossil Tree Park) points up to the sky. A woman farmer stacking dried cornstalks on her two-wheeler sets us on the right path to the celebrated …
  • Casteist slur: Woman raped at knifepoint in Ariyalur dt March 7, 2019 3:25 am Chennai: A woman was raped and accosted with a knife by a man after he hurled casteist slurs at her in Ariyalur district. Rani*, 26, was on her way to a ration shop to buy groceries for her family on February 27 when Muthu intercepted her and began arguing …
  • Opposition parties to take out rallies from Mukkombu and Ariyalur for Cauvery Management Board April 6, 2018 9:53 am Political parties in Tamil Nadu have been holding demonstrations urging the Centre to form the Cauvery Management Board (File Photo of Cauvery water released from a dam) CHENNAI: Close on the heels of a state wide bandh and road and rail blockade, the …
  • Cement trucks leave trail of death in Ariyalur villages March 3, 2018 11:24 pm ARIYALUR: Life is short, the saying goes. Nowhere else does this play out more clearly than in Ariyalur where commercial interests get priority over human lives. The ample presence of limestone in the region resulted in at least seven cement makers, …
  • With rare collection of fossils, Ariyalur museum nearing completion February 4, 2018 11:21 pm CHENNAI: Fossils play a vital role in learning pre-historic archaeology, palaeontology and evolution. With its rich depository of fossils, Ariyalur in Tamil Nadu is a treasure trove and hunting ground for researchers, archaeologists and geologists, besides …
  • Vijay Makkal Iyakkam issues clarification on Ariyalur student row September 15, 2017 9:46 am For the past few days, news on Vijay Makkal Iyakkam, the fans organisation of Vijay, allegedly cheating a student named Rangeela from Ariyalur is spreading like wildfire. Rangeela had allegedly approached an expelled member of the fans’ association who had …
  • Ariyalur girl gets educational support from Vijay’s fan club September 14, 2017 12:33 pm Vijay recently visited the house of Anitha and met her father. Rangeela, a girl from Ariyalur, has received funds from actor Vijay’s fan clubs known as Vijay’s Makkal Iyakkam,  to pursue higher education. The actor had recently visited the house of Anitha, …
  • Ariyalur Dalit girl represents TN’s NEET angst at SC August 18, 2017 2:34 am ARIYALUR: When leading advocate Nalini Chidambaram moved the Supreme Court seeking admissions to medical courses only on the basis of NEET score, it was not the State government or the equitable education activists who captured attention from the rival …
  • CB-CID to probe rape, murder of Ariyalur Dalit April 11, 2017 12:34 am CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has ordered CB-CID probe into the gang rape and murder of a Dalit minor girl in Ariyalur. The sensational gang rape and murder case, involving a local Hindu Munnani functionary, rocked the State in December, 2016. Justice R …
  • Ariyalur: Was 17-year-old Dalit girl gangraped, killed? February 6, 2017 6:08 am Chennai: Amid allegations from activists that the 17-year-old Dalit girl who was found dead in a well on January 14 in Ariyalur, police officials on Sunday denied the gang rape theory, but added that they are waiting for the forensic reports. Unfortunately …
  • Ariyalur jallikattu leaves over 80 injured as organisers defy administration January 27, 2017 9:11 am More than 80 people have been injured during a jallikattu that was organised in Ariyalur district of Tamil Nadu on Thursday. Most of the victims were spectators and bystanders, who were present at the Palinganatham village in Ariyalur at the time of the …

  • MK Stalin’s first month in office shows his govt means business June 8, 2021 12:45 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: It has been a month since the government led by MK Stalin assumed office, and not a single day passed without his chairing meetings on various issues, but especially Covid-19.He visited the districts where the infection …
  • Latest India Covid rules: What all is open & what all is closed at which place as of June week 2 June 7, 2021 2:05 am NEW DELHI: As the second wave of coronavirus in the country continues to slow down, several states have started easing the strict restrictions which were imposed to check the spread of the virus. The national capital has allowed malls and markets to open …
  • Hope embedded in despair June 6, 2021 7:50 am Discussions on the role of online education offer valuable insights on the way forward for higher education As the pandemic rages, all systems that have been painstakingly put in place are being sorely tested. Often, the trials faced by the people who …
  • Covid lockdown in Tamil Nadu extended, shopping complexes, cinema halls and malls to remain shut June 5, 2021 8:14 pm Covid-19 breath test could give you results in 60 seconds The Tamil Nadu government, on Saturday, extended the Covid lockdown for one more week from June 07 to June 14. Considering the decline in test positivity rate (TPR), authorities have decided to …
  • Lockdown extended in Tamilnadu June 5, 2021 12:26 pm By Chennaivision in Chennai News, News June 5, 2021 Following recommendations from officials and health experts, the State government has extended the lockdown by another week, with a few relaxations. As the complete lockdown was scheduled to end at 6 am …
  • TN ordered to provide Rs 3 lakh to woman as compensation for medical negligence May 13, 2021 12:21 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has recommended the Tamil Nadu government to provide a compensation of Rs 3 lakh to the family of a woman, who died allegedly due to medical negligence at the government hospital in …
  • TN Assembly: Appavu, Pitchandi to be Speaker and Dy Speaker May 12, 2021 1:40 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: A total of 223 newly-elected legislators took oath of office in the State Assembly on Tuesday. Senior members M Appavu and K Pitchandi of DMK were elected unopposed as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Assembly. Pro-tem …
  • No canals from Cabinet flow into Delta, residents pin hopes on next rejig  May 8, 2021 1:39 am Express News Service CHENNAI/SALEM: The delta districts are dismayed as they have no representation in Chief Minister MK Stalin’s first cabinet, despite the DMK bagging many seats in the districts. The AIADMK-led alliance had bagged only three out of …
  • Tamil Nadu logs 24,898 new cases, 195 deaths May 6, 2021 9:26 pm Tamil Nadu recorded 24,898 new COVID-19 cases in the single biggest day spike so far on Thursday, pushing the caseload to 12,97,500, while a record 195 deaths in the last 24 hours took the toll to 14,974. According to a medical bulletin, 21,546 people were …
  • MK Stalin stakes claim to form govt in Tamil Nadu May 5, 2021 11:45 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI; DMK president MK Stalin will be sworn in as Chief Minister of the State on Friday at a formal function to be held in Raj Bhavan. Having been elected as leader of the legislative party, Stalin met Governor Banwarilal Purohit …
  • Tamil Nadu records 23 more Covid deaths April 11, 2021 2:38 pm Representative imageTamil Nadu recorded 11 short of 6,000 fresh Covid-19 cases and 23 deaths on Saturday as the second surge continued unabated. Active cases jumped to 37,673 as just 1,952 patients were discharged. For the second consecutive day, the state …
  • Dhinakaran hopes to survive TN electoral battle April 6, 2021 2:24 am Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 5 (ANI): Founder of Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) and former deputy general secretary of AIADMK, TTV Dhinakaran says he has been inspired by former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and would implement schemes …
  • CBI raids over 100 locations in bank fraud cases amounting to Rs 3,700 cr March 26, 2021 3:31 pm The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Thursday conducted searches over 100 places in 11 States and Union Territories (UTs) in connection with more than 30 cases of bank fraud amounting to over Rs 3,700 crore. As per a statement, the searches are part …
  • CBI raids over 100 places in bank fraud cases March 26, 2021 4:34 am New Delhi [India], March 26 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Thursday conducted searches over 100 places in 11 States and Union Territories (UTs) in connection with more than 30 cases of bank fraud amounting to over Rs 3,700 crore. As per a …
  • AIADMK alliance is 'victorious alliance: TN CM March 18, 2021 1:43 am Thiruvarur (Tamil Nadu) [India], March 17 (ANI): With Tamil Nadu Assembly elections around the corner, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami slammed opposition parties and claimed that AIADMK's alliance will emerge 'victorious' and …
  • New Covid-19 cluster emerges in Thanjavur school, 56 students and a teacher test positive March 15, 2021 1:25 am A government-aided girls’ school in Ammapetai village in Thanjavur district has emerged as a Covid-19 cluster after 56 students and a teacher tested positive for the novel coronavirus. A Class XI student first tested positive for Covid-19 on March 9. As …
  • TN Polls: SDPI to contest on 6 seats in alliance with AMMK March 12, 2021 3:03 am Kalyani (West Bengal) [India], March 11 (ANI): Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) will contest from six seats in Tamil Nadu assembly polls in alliance with TTV Dhinakaran's Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK), said SDPI Tamil Nadu President …
  • CM Palaniswami to lay foundation stone for Cauvery-Vaigai-Gundar Link scheme on Sunday February 19, 2021 4:22 pm By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will lay the foundation stone for the Cauvery-Vellaru-Vaigai-Gundar Link scheme on Sunday. He will be inaugurating the Rs 6,941 crore-first phase of the project at Kunathur in …
  • Modi talks of Sri Lankan Tamils ahead of TN polls February 15, 2021 2:01 pm The Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu may be only a couple of months away but Mr Modi refused to be drawn into any election-related issues Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over the indigenously built Arjun Main Battle Tank Mk-1A to the Indian …
  • 2 engineering students run over by train February 6, 2021 6:10 am Coimbatore: Two students of a private engineering college were run over by a train on Wednesday night. The deceased were identified as Siva, 22, of Seelapadi in Dindigul district and P Pavithran, 22, of Mannargudi in Thiruvarur district. The youths were …
  • Veteran Tamil publisher T. S. Raamalingam no more January 4, 2021 9:09 am T.S. Raamalingam, veteran Tamil publisher, died at his residence in Chennai in the early hours of Monday following a cardiac arrest. He was 70. He is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son. As per his wish, the body will be handed over to Sri …
  • DMK makes baseless charges: CM December 22, 2020 4:12 pm The DMK, unable to digest good response to the ‘Pongal gift hamper’ announcement and the assistance of ₹2,500 to rice cardholders, was making baseless allegations against the AIADMK rule in a vain attempt to divert people’s attention, Chief Minister …
  • Weather watch: South Tamil Nadu makes gains from easterly wave December 17, 2020 8:32 am The prevailing easterly wave activity over the Bay of Bengal is expected to trigger scattered to fairly widespread rain/thundershowers over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala, Mahe and Lakshadweep for four more days, according to an update by the …
  • Bringing the goddess home December 13, 2020 3:33 am By S Vijay Kumar In a rare case of repatriation, a Canadian university has decided to return an idol of Annapurna that had been stolen from India in 1913 The story goes that in 1913, Norman MacKenzie, a lawyer and art collector from the Canadian province …
  • Today's weather: ‘Burevi’ remnant stalls; heavy rain over Tamil Nadu December 4, 2020 2:25 pm Stalling of the deep depression from erstwhile cyclone ‘Burevi’ has swamped parts of Tamil Nadu, especially the northern districts during the 24 hours ending for a second day on Friday with huge transport of moisture on view through the day from the Gulf …
  • Are college campuses safe for students to return? December 2, 2020 12:20 am Express News Service CHENNAI: As colleges brace for return of final-year students on December 7, educational institutions that were converted into Covid-19 isolation centres are struggling to make their campuses clean and safe. Representatives of several …
  • Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Heavy rains hit Mamallapuram ahead of landfall; ops suspended at Chennai airport November 25, 2020 1:46 pm Image Source : PTI Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Tamil Nadhu, Puducherry brace up for Cyclone; IMD predicts winds up to 145 kmph Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Cyclone Nivar is expected to intensify into a "very severe cyclonic storm" and make landfall Wednesday. …
  • Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Over 37K people evacuated from TN, Puducherry; 25 NDRF teams on ground November 25, 2020 11:38 am Image Source : PTI Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Tamil Nadhu, Puducherry brace up for Cyclone; IMD predicts winds up to 145 kmph Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Cyclone Nivar is expected to intensify into a "very severe cyclonic storm" and make landfall Wednesday. …
  • Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Over 24,000 people shifted to relief centres in TN, 26 flights cancelled November 25, 2020 9:38 am Image Source : PTI Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Tamil Nadhu, Puducherry brace up for Cyclone; IMD predicts winds up to 145 kmph Cyclone Nivar LIVE: Cyclone Nivar, which is expected to intensify into a "very severe cyclonic storm" and make landfall …
  • Tamil Nadu, Puducherry brace for Cyclone Nivar November 25, 2020 12:19 am Intermittent rains lashed several parts of Tamil Nadu as the deep depression over Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm, 'Nivar'. (Express photo: Janardhan Koushik)A DEEP depression over Bay of Bengal that has intensified into a cyclonic …
  • Cyclone Nivar: TN declares public holiday on Wednesday; Puducherry imposes Section 144 from Tuesday night November 24, 2020 5:53 pm Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami on Tuesday declared a public holiday on Wednesday as Cyclone Nivar is expected to make landfall in the State on Wednesday evening. The Chief Minister appealed to people to stay indoors and adhere to …
  • Tamil Nadu: Cyclone Nivar turns severe, state govt announces public holiday tomorrow November 24, 2020 12:50 pm According to the India Meteorogical Department, rainfall is very likely at most places in Tamil Nadu, Puduchery and Karaikal with heavy to very heavy showers at a few places and extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places on Wednesday. (Express photo: …
  • Cyclone Nivar: Tamil Nadu districts announce helpline numbers for emergency use November 24, 2020 6:19 am By Express News Service It's official. The deep depression has intensified into a cyclonic storm - Nivar - over southwest Bay of Bengal. The Tamil Nadu government has rolled out many precautionary measures which included suspension of bus services in 7 …
  • Cyclone Nivar live: Landfall on Nov 25 evening November 24, 2020 5:50 am Tamil Nadu: Nine IPS officers have been designated to monitor and supervise rescue and relief The officers have been appointed in Kancheepuram, Chengalpet, Tiruvallur, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Trichy, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Pudukottai, Thanjavur …
  • Cyclone Nivar: IMD issues a red alert in Tamil Nadu November 23, 2020 5:59 pm Chennai: Tamil Nadu is bracing itself for heavy rains as cyclone Nivar is expected to hit on Wednesday afternoon. The IMD has issued a red alert for the State — a label that urges the authorities and residents to jump into action — for Tuesday and …
  •  32 Tamilians stranded in Kuwait brought home after External Affairs ministry intervention November 20, 2020 6:06 pm Express News Service TIRUCHY: As the Air India Express flight from Kuwait docked at the Tiruchy International Airport on Thursday, there was a huge sigh of relief. Among the hundreds of passengers in the flight, 32 natives of the state who were stranded at …
  • Udhayanidhi to kick-start campaign from Karunanidhi’s birthplace November 20, 2020 1:45 am Express News Service CHENNAI: DMK’s youth wing secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin will commence his campaign tour, tentatively titled “Thamizhagam Meetpom,” on Friday from Thirukkuvalai, the birthplace of his grandfather and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi. A report …
  • All welcome delay in reopening schools but... what next? November 13, 2020 2:44 am Express News Service CHENNAI: Students and teachers heaved a sigh of relief after the State government postponed its decision to reopen educational institutions. The fear of a second wave of Coronavirus has gripped the State as many Indian cities are …
  • TN’s Covid count crosses 7.5 lakh November 12, 2020 10:54 pm With 2,184 fresh cases on Wednesday, Tamil Nadu’s tally touched 7,50,409. The State added 50,000 cases in 20 days after crossing the seven lakh mark on October 22. Previously, it took 12 days for Tamil Nadu to get from 6,50,000 to 7,00,000 cases. …
  • Students worried about returning to campuses used as Covid care centres November 7, 2020 10:52 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: With the scheduled reopening of schools and colleges just a few days away, students and teachers say they feel massively under-prepared for it. They have urged the government to come up guidelines for a phased reopening, along …
  • Women in Indian village praise Kamala Harris’s bid for US vice-president November 4, 2020 10:54 am Chennai — More than 12,870km from Washington, Indian women have been rooting for the “America lady” in the village of US vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris’s grandfather. As locals in Thulasendrapuram's temple held special prayers for a …
  • Tamil Nadu Village Prays For Kamala Harris's Victory In US Polls November 3, 2020 5:41 pm As millions of US citizens queue up to vote for their next President and his deputy, the people of Thulasenthirapuram in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday prayed for the success of Kamala Harris, Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee, who has a connect to this small …
  • US elections 2020: Locals in Kamala Harris' ancestral Tamil Nadu village pray for her success November 3, 2020 9:01 am By ANI THIRUVARUR: As US citizens decide the fate of Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris today, locals of her ancestral village in Thulasenthirapuram in Tiruvarur district offered prayers at a temple wishing success for her in the polls. …
  • COVID-19 positive Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister Doraikkannu passes away at 72 October 31, 2020 8:21 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Minister for Agriculture R Doraikkannu passed away on Sunday after a brief struggle with COVID-19. He is survived by his wife Bhanumathi, four daughters, and two sons.  His mortal remains are likely to be taken …
  • Tamil Nadu NEET aspirants on testing times faced during preparations October 18, 2020 9:28 am Express News Service Shakthivel, who comes from an economically disadvantaged family, scored 674 in NEET without signing up for any coaching class. "Whenever someone heard that I was preparing for NEET, the first question they asked was which coaching …
  • NEET aspirants on testing times faced during preparations October 17, 2020 9:48 pm Express News Service ‘Can score high even without coaching’ Everyone told Shakthivel that he had no chance at cracking NEET without going for coaching. Still he did not sign up at any centre and today his scorecard reads 674. Hailing from a poor family in …
  • In memory of her child, woman gifts doctor to TN October 11, 2020 1:02 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Her sisters describe Charumathi as painfully shy, but unwavering in her mission. After cracking NEET with a score of 370, she secured a seat at the Government Medical College in Thiruvarur. Charumathi prematurely believed …
  • ‘Keep rhinoceros beetle at bay’ October 8, 2020 6:13 am The Coconut Research Station, Veppankulam, has advised farmers engaged in replanting coconut seedlings in areas affected by cyclone Gaja to adopt an integrated approach to check rhinoceros beetle attack in trees. Rhinoceros beetle is a pest which cuts the …
  • Tamil Nadu adds 5,622 new COVID-cases, tally mounts to 6.14 lakh October 3, 2020 6:07 pm By PTI CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu on Saturday recorded 5,622 new COVID-19 cases taking the overall tally to 6,14,507 while the death toll jumped to 9,718 with 65 more people succumbing to the virus, the Health department said. The number of recoveries climbed to …
  • Tamil Nadu’s Covid count crosses 5 lakh, death toll reaches 8,381 September 14, 2020 7:39 pm Tamil Nadu’s overall Covid-19 tally on Sunday crossed the unenviable milestone of 5 lakh cases. With 5,693 new cases getting detected in the last 24 hours the state’s Covid-19 tally stands at 5,02,759. The State recorded the first case on March 7, but …
  • DMK alleges scam in Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, BJP wants enquiry September 8, 2020 8:28 am Chennai: The alleged large scale siphoning off of funds meant for the State’s farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, which envisages an annual cash payment of Rs 6000 to each of the 9.5 crore farmers in the country, saw not just the BJP …
  • TN unveils Electronics and Hardware Manufacturing Policy, targets $100 billion output by 2025 September 7, 2020 9:44 am Express News Service CHENNAI: In a bid to increase Tamil Nadu’s electronics industry output to USD 100 billion by 2025, Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami on Monday unveiled the Tamil Nadu Electronics and Hardware Manufacturing Policy. The policy is …
  • Support for Trump, Biden even: Indians’ and Indian-Americans’ perspective of US Presidential race September 2, 2020 4:24 am By J.V. Lakshmana Rao As Indian-Americans in the US, many elite Indians in India too have been evincing keen interest in the 2020 US Presidential elections and have been guessing about who will be the next US President and the next US Vice President, and …
  • TN’s Covid count nears 4 lakh August 27, 2020 8:15 pm The cumulative case tally in Tamil Nadu is nearring four lakh with 5,958 new cases on Wednesday. The state reported 118 deaths, pushing the cumulative toll to 6,839. After the state discharged 5,606 patients on Wednesday, the recovery rate stood at 82%. At …
  • Tamil Nadu's Covid cases: 3 lakh and counting August 11, 2020 12:32 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The State’s tally of Covid-19 cases crossed the three lakh-mark with 5,914 fresh cases being reported on Monday. As many as 114 deaths were also included in the day’s medical bulletin, taking the State toll to 5,041. The …
  • Tamil Nadu records 5,879 new COVID-19 cases, 99 deaths August 2, 2020 9:03 am Image Source : FILE Tamil Nadu records 5,879 new COVID-19 cases Tamil Nadu continued to record a slight dip in number of fresh COVID-19 cases with 5,879 patients contracting the infection on Saturday, taking the tally to 2,51,738, the health department …
  • State sees marginal dip with 5,864 cases July 30, 2020 10:27 pm After a week of reporting more than 6,000 cases a day, Tamil Nadu saw a marginal dip in fresh infections, as 5,864 persons tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. However, for the first time, the Health Department’s bulletin recorded over 90 deaths, …
  • Tamil Nadu records highest single day Covid death toll of 97 July 30, 2020 4:17 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu reported 5,864 new Covid-19 positive cases on Thursday. After a week, the number has dipped below the 6,000-mark. With 97 more deaths, the toll now stands at 3,838.  Chennai alone recorded 1,175 cases and its …
  • ONGC rapped by NGT panel for inadequate steps to control pipeline leaks in Cauvery delta July 30, 2020 2:01 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Measures taken by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) to control incidents of oil leakages from a network of underground pipelines in the delta region of Thiruvarur district are inadequate, said a joint …
  • Tamil Nadu records 6,426 new Covid-19 positive cases, 82 deaths, new mother among deceased July 29, 2020 8:57 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: The State reported 6,426 new Covid-19 positive cases and 82 deaths, including a new mother at Ariyalur, taking tally to 2,34,114 and toll to 3,741 on Wednesday. Four transgenders and also 33 people who came to Tamil Nadu …
  • We-learning? July 19, 2020 1:38 am By Express News Service Neatly ironed uniforms, heavy school bags, chatter and laughter – gone are the days when teaching was confined within the four walls of a classroom. Thanks to the pandemic the classrooms are now at fingertips, at least for those who …
  • Railways sets target of becoming net zero carbon emitter and electrification of routes July 13, 2020 1:41 pm The Railways has set a target of going completely green by becoming a 'net zero' carbon emitter by 2030 through various initiatives, including electrification of broad gauge, improving energy efficiency and switching to renewable sources, the …
  • TN urban planning body to open 15 new offices across state, builders welcome move July 7, 2020 2:18 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Developers and individual builders can now heave a sigh of relief as the Tamil Nadu government has permitted the reorganisation of existing offices in the Directorate of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) and create 15 new …
  • COVID-19 testing laboratory to be set up in Karaikal soon, says Puducherry CM July 2, 2020 4:46 pm By Express News Service PUDUCHERRY: A COVID-19 testing laboratory will soon be set up in Karaikal region of the Union territory, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said on Thursday. In an audio clip sent to newsmen from Karaikal shortly after a COVID …
  • DMK MLA from Cheyyur tests positive for COVID-19 June 27, 2020 6:59 am Besides Chennai, 191 cases were reported in Chengalpattu, 98 in Kancheepuram, 170 in Thiruvallur, 10 each in Ariyalur and Nagapattinam, 29 in Coimbatore, 21 in Cuddalore, 15 in Dindigul, five each in Erode and Thiruvarur, 25 each in Kallakurichi and …
  • 36 IAS officers to monitor fight against COVID-19 across Tamil Nadu June 18, 2020 10:35 am Express News Service CHENNAI: The state government has appointed monitoring officers for 33 districts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Three officers had already been appointed to Chengalpattu, Thiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts in May. For Chennai, …
  • Chennai returnees push up coronavirus tally in central Tamil Nadu June 15, 2020 7:16 pm By Express News Service TIRUCHY: The central districts recorded 50 COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the number of active cases to 333 in the region. Thanjavur and Thiruvarur recorded the most cases, with 12 and 10, respectively. Nagapattinam recorded 10 …
  • Gold worth Rs 77 lakh stolen from locked house June 15, 2020 3:15 pm THIRUVARUR: Unidentified men looted 220 sovereigns of gold jewellery, worth Rs 70 lakh, and Rs 7 lakh in cash from a locked house near Koradachery in Thiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu in the early hours on Monday. According to police, Sarbudeen, 34, of …
  • Tamil Nadu changes the names of 1018 places June 11, 2020 7:09 am Chennai: 'Thiruvallikeni', an old settlement of Chennai, can no longer be written in English as 'Triplicane'. That place name has to be written in English as the word is pronounced in the original Tamil, as 'Thiruvallikkeni'. New …
  • TN government alters English names of 1,018 places to match their Tamil pronounciation June 10, 2020 7:30 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: The state government has issued a notification as per the recommendation of an experts committee for changing the names of 1,018 places, including of many important places, in accordance with how they are exactly pronounced …
  • Foundation laid for upgrading cancer hospital in Kancheepuram June 9, 2020 9:54 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: Through video conferencing from the secretariat, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday inaugurated a host of government offices and other facilities. Foundations were laid for upgrading Arignar Anna Government …
  • CM opens roads, flyovers and office buildings across Tamil Nadu June 9, 2020 12:58 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday inaugurated several bridges, roads and buildings, through the video-conferencing facility at the Secretariat. This included a four-lane flyover constructed at a cost of Rs 54. …
  • Vande Bharat: Five Dubai returnees tested positive for COVID-19 June 3, 2020 5:15 pm By Express News Service COIMBATORE: Five out of 180 passengers, who arrived at the Coimbatore International Airport in the first repatriation flight under Vande Bharat mission from Dubai, tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.  According to the health …
  • Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: New care facility in Chennai; state records 938 new cases May 30, 2020 6:20 pm With the total number of COVID-19 cases in state capital Chennai having touched 13,980, data released by the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) indicates that Royapuram (Zone 5) has the highest number of cases in the city. (PTI) Few days after domestic …
  • 7 IAS officers to monitoring desilting works in Cauvery delta May 23, 2020 12:56 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government has appointed seven IAS officers to monitor desilting works in Cauvery delta districts ahead of the release of water from Mettur dam. According to a GO, the special officers will monitor desilting …
  • Tamil Nadu reports second-highest single day spike in Covid-19 cases with 776 cases and seven deaths May 21, 2020 4:09 pm CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu reported the second consecutive day of over 700 cases this week with 776 people testing positive for the infection on Thursday. Last Monday, the State reported the highest ever rise in cases with 798 people testing positive for the …
  • Tamil Nadu Lockdown: Full list of hotspots/containment zones May 17, 2020 4:50 pm Image Source : PTI Tamil Nadu Lockdown: Full list of hotspots/containment zones Tamil Nadu government extended the coronavirus lockdown in the state till May 31, citing the raising COVID-19 cases every day. Here is the list of Red, Green and Orange …
  • Bail to Murugan in PNB robbery case May 12, 2020 8:22 am By Express News Service TIRUCHY: Days after Murugan was granted bail in the Lalithaa burglary case, on Monday, a Srirangam court granted him bail in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) robbery case. According to sources, Murugan of Thiruvarur, is the criminal …
  • Tamil Nadu: Koyambedu market emerges as new hotspot | Full list of red, orange, green zones May 5, 2020 10:22 am Image Source : AP Tamil Nadu: Koyambedu market emerges as new hotspot | Full list of red orange, green zones Koyambedu market for vegetables, fruits and flowers, one of the largest in the country that used to teem with thousands of people every day in …
  • Lockdown 3.0: Full list of coronavirus containment zones in Chennai May 3, 2020 11:34 am Lockdown 3.0: Coronavirus containment zones in Chennai rise to 198 Coronavirus lockdown in India has been extended by another two weeks because of the growing coronavirus cases. In Tamil Nadu, 2,754 coronavirus have been reported including 29 deaths and 1, …
  • Centre identifies 130 districts as coronavirus red zones: Check out the state-wise list of hotspots May 2, 2020 4:28 am Miscreants put garland of footwear on Ambedkar statue in Tamil Nadu With a continuous rise in COVID-19 cases across states, the Central Government has split the country into three zones - red, orange, and green. Out of the total 733 districts, as many as …
  • COVID-19: All you need to know about the new Red, Orange and Green Zones in India May 1, 2020 8:11 am Express News Service NEW DELHI: As the nationwide lockdown in order to contain COVID-19 outbreak comes to an end on Sunday, the Centre has revised the zonal classification of districts across India, based on the severity of infection spread, for the week …
  • Ethiopians, Nepalese among 134 artists of Great Bombay Circus stranded in TN since March April 29, 2020 2:39 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: The Great Bombay Circus, which organises shows across the country, is stranded in Mannargudi in Thiruvarur district since March due to the COVID-19 lockdown. A total of 134 artists, including nine Ethiopian and 19 Nepalese, …
  • COVID-19: A Re-start Button :: Maguni Charan Behera April 24, 2020 4:12 am COVID-19: A Re-start Button Maguni Charan Behera * Today, the COVID-19 unleashing havoc everywhere, embracing all-rich and poor, powerful and weak- has made a shamble of the world all around us. Though it strikes a note of apparent pessimism, it holds key …
  • Live: Briefing shortly on new Cabinet decisions April 22, 2020 7:28 am !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Wednesday said its joint venture with Krishna Group -- Krishna Maruti, which is into car seat manufacturing, has handed over the first batch of 2 lakh units of triple-ply face masks …
  • How waste from hospitals, hotspots are disposed April 11, 2020 8:36 am By Express News Service TIRUCHY: With hospitals in the district having shut their outpatient departments (OPDs), generation of biomedical waste has greatly reduced. Biomedical waste from all hospitals, including Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital …
  • A 1,000-km journey home on foot and trucks April 4, 2020 11:37 pm Express News Service TIRUCHY: On Saturday afternoon, seven tired young men were walking on the Cauvery bridge near Thiruvanaikoil. They had just completed a 1000 km journey from Solapur in Maharashtra to Tiruchy.  Arun, who runs a photo studio here spotted …
  • Coronavirus testing procedure in India: Cost, sampling process, results, test labs April 2, 2020 12:05 am Covid-19 precaution awareness Coronavirus continues to pose a serious threat to people around the world and India is also put on high alert. As the nation is under a 21-day lockdown, Indians are ordered to stay indoors for two more weeks. Despite this, the …
  • Remembering Anna's brother, and a friend of Kalaignar March 7, 2020 8:06 am Written by Janardhan Koushik , Edited by Explained Desk | Chennai | Updated: March 7, 2020 11:40:34 am K Anbazhagan with M Karunanidhi and M K Stalin. (PTI Photo/File) Veteran DMK leader K Anbhazagan passed away at the age of 97 in Chennai in the early …
  • Poll panel cancels Thiruvarur bypoll January 8, 2019 5:49 am The Election Commission has cancelled its election notification for the constituency that fell vacant after the death of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi, putting off a high-stakes poll contest for Dravidian parties DMK and AIADMK just months ahead of …
  • EC cancels Thiruvarur by-election January 7, 2019 1:23 pm Chennai: The Election Commission (EC) has cancelled the Thiruvarur Assembly by-election in Tamil Nadu, citing the ongoing relief work after the Gaja cyclone that devastated major parts of Thiruvarur district, giving a huge relief to major political parties …
  • Tamil Nadu: EC cancels Thiruvarur assembly bypoll due to Cyclone Gaja January 7, 2019 11:12 am The Election Commission had earlier announced that polling for the Thiruvarur constituency would be held January 28 with counting on January 31. The Election Commission Monday cancelled the bypoll to Tamil Nadu’s Thiruvarur assembly seat on account of the …
  • EC cancels Thiruvarur Assembly by-poll citing Gaja aftermath January 7, 2019 5:33 am [India], Jan 7 (ANI): The by-election to Thiruvarur Assembly constituency which was slated for January 28 has been cancelled by the Election Commission at the request of the Tamil Nadu government and the district administration (Thiruvarur) who are pre- …
  • EC rescinds Thiruvarur by-election January 7, 2019 4:08 am Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has rescinded its January 3 notification announcing the by-election in Tamil Nadu’s Thiruvarur Assembly constituency. In a communication to the Chief Electoral Officer, Tamil Nadu, the EC on Sunday said …
  • Bypoll to Thiruvarur Assembly constituency rescinded January 7, 2019 2:42 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Election Commission has rescinded the by-election to Thiruvarur Assembly constituency. The commission’s communication in this regard was sent to Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahu last night and the CEO confirmed …
  • Thiruvarur bypoll: DMK names Poondi Kalaivanan, AMMK to field S.Kamaraj January 5, 2019 7:48 am The Election Commission had earlier announced that polling for the Thiruvarur constituency would be held January 28 with counting on January 31. The Dravid Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) today named Poondi Kalaivanan, the Thiruvarur District secretary of the …
  • DMK fields party District Secretary in Thiruvarur by-election January 4, 2019 1:02 pm Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Ending all speculation about fielding someone from the DMK’s “first family”, the party on Friday announced the candidature of a senior leader Poondi Kalaivanan as its candidate in the Thiruvarur Assembly by-election on January 28. “ …
  • By-polls in Haryana's Jind, Tamil Nadu's Thiruvarur on Jan 28 December 31, 2018 4:43 pm [India], Dec 31 (ANI): The by-election in the assembly constituencies of Jind in Haryana and Thiruvarur in Tamil Nadu will be held on January 28, while the counting of votes will take place on January 31. As per a statement from the Election Commission of …
  • Cyclone Gaja: Trees uprooted trees, roofs damaged in Thiruvarur's Kokaladi November 16, 2018 7:22 pm [India], Nov 16 (ANI): Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds caused due to Cyclone Gaja, which made a landfall in the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on Friday uprooted trees and damaged houses in Thiruvarur's Kokaladi village. Sand was …
  • What's ailing rural India: Ground report from Thiruvarur Tamil Nadu April 27, 2017 4:55 pm Apr 27, 2017 09:58 PM IST | Source: CNBC-TV18 Farmers from Tamil Nadu called off the 40-day strike in New Delhi that was part of their efforts to get central government help in surviving the drought. However several opposition parties in the state have …