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  • TN girl’s suicide death: Man behind controversial video clip belongs to VHP January 27, 2022 8:49 pm CHENNAI: A video clip made two days before the death of a 17-year-old tribal girl in Tamil Nadu’s Ariyalur district, sparking claims by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that she died due to forced conversion, was filmed by P Muthuvel, a member of the …
  • Thanjavur girl’s death: BJP chief forms panel January 27, 2022 3:20 pm
  • Tamil Nadu: Christian group denies charge of religious conversion January 27, 2022 9:20 am The Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Congregation that runs the 160-year-old school in Thanjavur – where a 17-year-old-girl died allegedly by suicide – in a statement on Wednesday denied the charge of religious conversion linked to the …
  • Hindu Munnani workers arrested for vandalising saint’s statue in Coimbatore church January 26, 2022 5:11 pm The police on Wednesday arrested two Hindu Munnani workers on charge of vandalising the shrine and statue of St. Sebastian at the entrance of the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Ramanathapuram, on Sunday night.The arrested were Madankumar (23) alias ‘Milky’ of …
  • DMDK, MNM seek probe into Thanjavur student’s death January 26, 2022 9:51 am DMDK founder C. Vijayakant and MNM founder Kamal Haasan have called for a fair probe into the death of the student who died by suicide after she resisted alleged attempts by her school teachers to convert her. In a statement, Mr. Vijayakant said that …
  • Kamal Haasan, Vijayakanth call for probe into TN student suicide January 26, 2022 8:58 am (MENAFN- IANS) Chennai, Jan 26 (IANS) Tamil Superstar and President of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) Kamal Haasan has called for a detailed probe into the death of a plus 2 student at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The actor-turned-politician said that while there …
  • 20 TN police personnel to receive medals on Republic Day January 26, 2022 2:26 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: As many as 18 police officers from Tamil Nadu will be presented with the Police medal for Meritorious Service, and two will be awarded the President’s Police medal for Distinguished Service on the occasion of Republic Day. …
  • BJP stages protest demanding CBI probe into student’s death January 25, 2022 11:47 pm BJP State president K. Annamalai on Tuesday led a protest near Valluvar Kottam in Chennai, demanding a CBI probe into the death of a girl student in a Christian missionary-run school in Thanjavur district. He said the BJP was not making any new claim but …
  • In Tamil Nadu, a renewed push for Hindutva January 25, 2022 7:58 pm BJP leaders in Tamil Nadu appear to be zealously working to spot issues that could be woven into their Hindutva narrative. They have come a long way from the time the old guard would only sell the BJP “as a party with a difference and shorn of lumpen …
  • Man who brought back Nataraja January 25, 2022 10:59 am Arguing for the return of a Nataraja idol from a private collector, India presented evidence to prove it was smuggled out of Tamil Nadu, but the turning point happened when archaeologist Ramachandran Nagaswami was called to give evidence in a special court …
  • AIADMK fumes over vandalism of MGR statue in Tamil Nadu January 25, 2022 10:25 am Thanjavur: A statue of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MG Ramachandran was on Tuesday found damaged here, with the opposition AIADMK strongly condemning the incident and called for action against the "anti-social elements" behind the vandalism. …
  • MGR bust dislodged from pedestal in Thanjavur January 25, 2022 6:03 am Tension prevailed in Thanjavur for sometime on Tuesday after a bust of former Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran was dislodged from its pedestal on North Street in the town. According to AIADMK sources, the party’s Karanthattankudi unit secretary, Arivudai …
  • Parts of T.N. may get light to moderate rain January 25, 2022 4:51 am Coastal parts of the State and interior Tamil Nadu may experience isolated light to moderate rain till January 28, according to the Meteorological Department. While coastal areas, Puducherry and Karaikal may receive light to moderate rain in one or two …
  • Class 10, 11, 12 boards in TN likely in May January 25, 2022 2:59 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Board examinations for Classes 10, 11, and 12 will be conducted this year, School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi confirmed on Monday. As announced in the last week of December, the exams will tentatively be held …
  • Helping NHAI to expedite all road projects: Stalin tells Gadkari January 25, 2022 2:58 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Taking exception to Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari’s remarks on issues faced by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in implementing projects in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister MK Stalin on Monday …
  • Nitin Gadkari's comment on challenges in Tamil Nadu road projects surprising: MK Stalin January 24, 2022 1:16 pm By IANS CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has said that the state government has put its best foot forward to support the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) projects and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's statement on challenges is …
  • VCK asks Tamil Nadu government to bring legislation against hate speech January 24, 2022 10:40 am By IANS CHENNAI: The VCK, a coalition partner of the ruling DMK, has called upon the government to enact a legislation against hate speech in the next Assembly session. VCK leader and MP Thol Thirumavalavan in a statement on Sunday said that the BJP …
  • Sri Lankan government to auction boats seized from Tamil Nadu fishermen January 24, 2022 10:40 am By IANS CHENNAI: The fisheries and aquatic department of Sri Lanka will be auctioning 105 fishing boats seized from Tamil Nadu fishermen over the years. The department has already issued advertisements in newspapers in the island nation calling for bidders …
  • Lanka to auction 105 seized boats, fishers all at sea January 24, 2022 8:08 am Express News Service NAGAPATTINAM:  The Sri Lankan government has planned to auction at least 105 boats seized from Tamil Nadu fishermen over the years, sparking outrage and concern among the State’s fishing community.  As the island nation’s department of …
  • Why police should be less creative to be more efficient January 24, 2022 6:52 am A 17-year-old girl in Thanjavur died last Wednesday, 10 days after she ate rat poison. In her statement to police, the girl said she tried to kill herself unable to bear the torture and humiliation by her school hostel warden who made her clean rooms. The …
  • Freedom fighters’ widows victims of red tape: HC January 24, 2022 5:32 am Express News Service MADURAI: Observing that widows of freedom fighters have become the unfortunate victims of red tapism, the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court said the executive arm of the country ought to recognise the sacrifices and sufferings …
  • Girl’s suicide | Parents give statements January 23, 2022 9:21 pm The statements of the parents of a Class XII student of a Christian missionary school in Thanjavur district, who died by suicide recently, were recorded by a judicial magistrate in Thanjavur on January 23 in compliance with the Madras High Court’s …
  • Homemaker Transforms Her Family's 10-acre Chemical-laden Land into Organic Farm; You Will Be Amazed To Know Her Story January 23, 2022 11:26 am P Buvaneshwari in Her Family's 10-acre Chemical-laden Land, which is now an Organic Farm P Buvaneshwari's greatest strengths are conviction and perseverance. It's why she was able to convince her in-laws to farm organically, an approach that …
  • Hindu Munnani seeks NIA probe into teen suicide case January 23, 2022 11:21 am By PTI COIMBATORE: The Hindu Munnani on Sunday demanded that the issue of alleged forcible conversion in a school in Thanjavur, leading to the suicide of a 17-year old girl, should be investigated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). With police …
  • ‘Conversion’ death: Parents told to take body January 23, 2022 6:30 am By Express News Service MADURAI:  The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Saturday requested the parents of the Class 12 girl, who allegedly died by suicide in Thanjavur four days ago, to receive the body and conduct last rites. Justice GR …
  • Rela Hospital saves the life of a two-and-a-half-year-old child by successfully performing a rare ECMO CPR Procedure January 23, 2022 5:40 am Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], January 23 (ANI/PRNewswire): In a miraculous feat Involving a multidisciplinary team of Doctors at the Rela Hospital, Master Kirthik a 2.5-year-old child from Thanjavur was pulled out of the jaws of death with the support …
  • Classical Tamil Chairs in five South East Asian universities soon: CM MK Stalin January 23, 2022 4:00 am By Express News Service CHENNAI:  The State government will take steps to create Classical Tamil Chairs in five universities in South East Asian countries, Chief Minister MK Stalin said on Saturday. Presenting the Kalaignar M Karunanidhi Classical Tamil …
  • TN: Concrete span of bridge under construction falls January 23, 2022 2:28 am Trichy: A concrete block of a bridge under construction across Kollidam river at Anaikkarai near Kumbakonam in Thanjavur fell down in the early hours of Saturday when it was being placed using a giant crane between two spans. Thanjavur collector Dinesh …
  • 'Am fully vaccinated against COVID, won't mask up': Thanjavur DSP argues with Chennai cops January 23, 2022 2:04 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: A video clip showing a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in plain clothes arguing with police personnel who stopped him for not wearing a mask is going viral on social media. Surprisingly, throughout the argument, the …
  • COVID-19 cases across T.N. cross the 30,000-mark January 22, 2022 11:59 pm While cases in Chennai continued to decline, 30 other districts reported an increase in fresh infections Tamil Nadu recorded 30,744 COVID-19 cases on Saturday. The last time cases crossed 30,000 was during the peak of the second wave, when 36,184 were …
  • CM inaugurates 17 projects, lays foundation stone for five more January 22, 2022 11:59 pm Chief Minister M.K. Stalin inaugurated 17 completed projects and laid the foundation stone for five more being implemented by the Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department at a cost of ₹671.15 crore on Saturday through video-conferencing. An …
  • Tamil Nadu, nun arrested on (false) charges of inciting suicide and conversion January 22, 2022 10:17 pm 62-year-old Sister Sahaya Mary, in charge of a student hostel linked to the Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School in Michaelpatti, was arrested. Behind the arrest was the death by poisoning of a 17-year-old student. Social media have amplified and distorted …
  • HC restrains cops from harassing person who took video of Thanjavur girl January 22, 2022 1:36 pm
  • Cauvery delta farmers seek water release from Mettur dam beyond January 28 January 22, 2022 8:17 am Express News Service THANJAVUR: Cauvery delta farmers who have cultivated Samba and Thalady paddy have urged the State government not to stop water release from Mettur dam on January 28, the stipulated date, and instead sought to continue the release to …
  • Madras HC tells Thanjavur police to conduct themselves appropriately in suicide case January 22, 2022 8:17 am By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court warned the Thanjavur police to 'conduct themselves appropriately' in the investigation being undertaken into the death of a Class 12 student. The girl committed suicide in …
  • In Video Before Suicide, Tamil Nadu Schoolgirl Alleged Abuse By Warden January 21, 2022 11:34 pm Police say the girl had not complained about the alleged conversion. (Representational) Chennai: A 17-year-old school girl in Tamil Nadu died on Wednesday, days after she drank poison alleging abuse by her hostel warden and an attempt to convert her family …
  • Girl’s death: Indu Makkal Katchi stages protest January 21, 2022 1:37 pm Members of Indu Makkal Katchi led by its State youth wing secretary Karthicrao staged a demonstration near Thanjavur railway junction on Friday seeking action against those responsible for the death of a school girl from Ariyalur district, who was an …
  • Warden held for plus-two girl's death; BJP alleges conversion bid, demands probe January 21, 2022 12:14 pm By PTI THANJAVUR: The Thirukattupalli police in the district on Friday said they have arrested the warden of a missionary school hostel here allegedly in connection with the alleged suicide of a plus-two girl student, even as the BJP alleged a conversion …
  • ‘Where the Gods Dwell’: a modern guide to Indian shrines January 21, 2022 11:28 am The role of religion in its most fundamental aspect is to soothe. All faiths were invented (or should we say discovered, named or received) to allay the fears and nourish the hopes of us humans. There is another important role that religion plays and that …
  • TN: Jallikattu begins at Chettipalayam in Coimbatore January 21, 2022 8:54 am Jallikattu (a traditional bull-taming event) was inaugurated by ​​​​electricity minister V Senthil Balaji at Chettipalayam in Coimbatore on Friday amid Covid-19 restrictions.COIMBATORE: Jallikattu (a traditional bull-taming event) was inaugurated by …
  • Hostel warden booked for death of student in Thirukattupalli January 21, 2022 4:41 am Video claims the warden had persistently asked her and her family members to undergo religious conversion. The Thirukattupalli police have booked a case under Juvenile Justice Act against the warden of a girls’ hostel run by a Christian missionary …
  • Forced to clean rooms, girl ends life in Tamil Nadu January 21, 2022 4:09 am Jan 21, 2022, 09:15AM ISTSource: Times NowA 17-year-old girl studying at a higher secondary school died on Wednesday after consuming poison on January 9. The girl alleged that the hostel warden had been torturing her by making her clean the rooms in their …
  • Rs 7,700-crore project to modernise irrigation infrastructure in Cauvery basin to be ready by 2024 January 21, 2022 2:29 am Express News Service CHENNAI: Officials of the Water Resource department (WRD) said the Cauvery Basin's irrigation infrastructure would be extended, renovated and modernised by the end of year in a few parts and the rest of the works would be completed …
  • Thanjavur Corporation to tap solar power January 19, 2022 2:16 pm The Thanjavur Corporation will tap solar power to generate 3 megawatts of electricity for its consumption from a solar power plant being set up on the outskirts of the town under the Smart City Project. It was being set up on 10-acre of land available at …
  • Food: Hot from the printing press January 17, 2022 8:34 am By Pushpesh PantNew Delhi [India], January 17 (ANI): "Proof of the pudding," they say, "is in the eating". And, "Seeing is believing," tells another adage. But, how do you react when a 3-D printed snack or steak is served to …
  • How Tamil Nadu’s farmers revived heritage rice varieties over decades January 16, 2022 1:46 pm The past two years have seen a surge in the demand for heritage rice in the State. This Pongal, we look at the decades-long movement behind this revival, and the farmers, researchers and entrepreneurs who affected change at the grassroots “At the Organic …
  • How Mattu Pongal is celebrated in Tamil Nadu January 16, 2022 11:38 am “Come on now, Ponni. Stay still for a moment, will you?” Farmer G Thangavel sighs as the five-month-old calf scuttles about the shed. He has brought her a marigold garland in view of Mattu Pongal and is trying to tie it around her neck. “She was expecting …
  • FCI Foundation Day: Piyush Goyal Highlights 5 Sutras to make India “A Food Hub” January 15, 2022 9:54 pm A still from video conferencing on ocassion of FCI Foundation Day The Food Corporation of India (FCI) celebrated its 58th Foundation Day on 14th January 2022. On this occasion Piyush Goyal, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, …
  • 1,344 patients test COVID-19 positive in central region January 15, 2022 2:57 pm The number of fresh cases of COVID- 19 reported in the central districts was 1,344 on Saturday. No deaths were reported in the region, according to a bulletin issued by the State Health Department. Tiruchi and Thanjavur continued to report more than 70% of …
  • How Mumbai’s CSMVS became a repository of memories and culture, through wars, plague and pandemic January 14, 2022 2:33 pm After more than a decade’s wait, a museum was set to be inaugurated in 1921 as a memorial to the Prince of Wales. Built in the Indo-Saracenic style, the memorial would have art, archaeology and science sections, and represent the Bombay Presidency and Sind …
  • How Tamil Nadu Farmers Revitalized Traditional Rice Varieties over The Decades January 14, 2022 7:52 am Traditional Rice Varieties "In the past two years, we sold 100 tonnes of 91 different varieties of heritage rice at the Organic Farmers Market (OFM) Chennai," says Ananthoo, founder of OFM. Radhika Augustus, of the city-based Heritage Essentials, …
  • Vaadi Vaasal opens in Thatchankurichi January 14, 2022 2:38 am Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Amid loud whistles, applause, and cheer, more than 600 bulls made their way through the Vaadi Vaasal at Thatchankurichi village on Thursday morning. Baiters were enthused and ready for the challenge of their first …
  • Jallikattu fever grips TN: As bulls begin to roar, dauntless tamers ask for more January 13, 2022 3:48 pm By PTI CHENNAI: More than the sugarcane or sweet dish pongal made of rice and jaggery, it's the roaring bulls let off from the Vaadivasal (entry point) into the arena that appear to excite the dauntless bull tamers of Tamil Nadu, which witnessed the …

  • 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 …


  • Told to vacate hostels due to Covid, Tamil Nadu students at a loss January 7, 2022 4:47 am Express News Service CHENNAI: T Wilson had returned to the campus on January 3 after his Christmas holidays and was gearing up to get back to lessons, but the closure of colleges till January 20 has put paid to his plans. Wilson was asked to vacate his …
  • Social distancing forgotten as thousands leave Chennai January 7, 2022 4:47 am Express News Service CHENNAI: A day after the government imposed night curfew and increased restrictions, buses and trains recorded increased patronage on Thursday. Social distancing went for a toss as passengers, including students, made a beeline to bus …
  • Covid-19: Chennai has 22 active cases of Omicron variant; 8 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu on Saturday January 1, 2022 4:44 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: The state capital Chennai has the highest number of active Omicron variant of coronavirus cases at 22 while Chengalpattu, Salem, Thiruvarur, Pudukottai, and Thiruvallur districts have 1 case each, even as the state …
  • Anbazhagan’s works to be nationalised: TN government December 18, 2021 11:12 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI:  The State government on Saturday announced that the works of former minister K Anbazhagan, one of the stalwarts of the Dravidian movement, would be nationalised. Chief Minister MK Stalin will present the compensation for …
  • SBI General Insurance extends help and support to the people of Chennai affected by the heavy rains December 1, 2021 7:48 pm Emergency toll-free number 1800 102 1111, SMS <CLAIM>to 561612, email [email protected] or the Claims Intimation Section on www.sbigeneral.in. General Insurance urges its customers to stay safe and take precautionary measures to safeguard …
  • 24-year-old man arrested under Pocso Act November 23, 2021 2:07 am Coimbatore: The Sulur police arrested a 24-year-old man on Sunday for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. The minor girl, a class XI student, was a neighbour of the man, police said. She had left her home for school on November 17 and did not return. …
  • Rains lash Puducherry; normal life hit November 18, 2021 1:18 pm Puducherry: Normal life was hit in Puducherry on Thursday due to incessant rains since last night. The low pressure area over the southeast Bay of Bengal has resulted in rains over parts of Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puduchery since Wednesday.   Education …
  • AIADMK Coordinator O Panneerselvam visits rain-hit areas in Chennai November 15, 2021 1:56 am By Express News Service CHENNAI:  AIADMK Coordinator O Panneerselvam visited various rain-affected areas in the city on Sunday and offered relief materials to the affected people. According to a press statement of the party, O Panneerselvam and other …
  • Tamil Nadu Rain Updates: Flood warning issued in parts of state November 12, 2021 10:33 am Chennai: The flood warning has been issued in various districts of Tamil Nadu with incessant rains continuing in parts of the state on Friday. A flood warning was issued in Madurai as the water level in the Vaigai dam reached 69 feet against the full …
  • Tamil Nadu rain LIVE UPDATES: Schools remain closed for fifth day following incessant rainfall November 12, 2021 9:32 am Tamil Nadu rains live updates: Light to moderate rainfall in most places with heavy rainfall at isolated places is very likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema south interior Karnataka and Kerala during the next 24 hours, …
  • Kin to get Rs 4 lakh aid as death toll in TN rains rises to 14, Chennai red alert continues November 11, 2021 5:21 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: Revenue Minister KKSSR Ramachandran on Thursday said that the death toll in rain related incidents across the state during the past few days has gone up to 14 and that Rs 4 lakh each will be given to the bereaved families …
  • Death toll in Tamil Nadu rains rises to 12; 'red alert' issued November 10, 2021 10:20 am Chennai: The death toll due to heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu stands at 12, informed Tamil Nadu Revenue and Disaster Management Minister KKSSR Ramachandran on Wednesday. 11 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and 7 teams of the State …
  • Heavy rains likely to lash parts of Tamil Nadu for next few days; red alert issued November 10, 2021 10:11 am Chennai woke up to heavy rainfall even today, thereby leading to waterlogging in parts of the city. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heavy rainfall is likely to continue over parts of Tamil Nadu for the next few days due to …
  • Schools and colleges in Chennai switch over to online mode November 10, 2021 6:27 am With rain holidays extended for two more days on November 10 and 11, schools and colleges in the city are switching to online mode of teaching. In view of heavy rainfall warning, the government on Tuesday declared local holiday for educational institutions …
  • Rains, excess water turn fields into puddles November 10, 2021 12:34 am Express News Service CHENNAI: Torrential rains that lashed the State, coupled with the release of excess water from the Madhurantakam lake, flattened several acres of paddy crops in the vicinity. Half of the crops were to be harvested in a few days.  …
  • Rain lets up, but woes of Chennai continue November 9, 2021 6:46 pm On a day when Chennai had some respite from the rain, inundation cleared up in a few areas, but people were stranded and in need of help on Tuesday as the stagnant water was yet to be drained. Residents are approaching the next couple of days with dread as …
  • Coastal TN may have to brace for another intense rain spell November 9, 2021 6:54 am IMD predicts of a fresh weather system that is likely to become a depression; it is expected to reach north TN coast by early Thursday Coastal parts of Tamil Nadu may have to prepare for another intense spell of rainfall as a fresh weather system is likely …
  • After pandemic-induced hiatus, multiple railway projects are underway in Tamil Nadu November 7, 2021 4:39 am Some of them are part of the long-pending demands of passengers. When they are completed and if the railways keeps its word, by 2024, the State will definitely be ‘future ready’ in rail transport, experts point out Southern Railway, with one of the well- …
  • Catch a break midway through studies now October 29, 2021 10:57 pm Express News Service CHENNAI:  In order to popularise integrated Master’s courses among students, Central University of Tamil University (CUTN), Thiruvarur, has decided to introduce an Exit and Re-entry Policy starting academic year 2022-23. “If any …
  • 6,810 applications across Tamil Nadu to set up cracker shops October 29, 2021 6:04 am Picture used for representational purposeCHENNAI: The fire and rescue department have received 6,810 applications from traders across the state to put up cracker shops for Diwali. Of these, the department has issued no objection certificates to 6,111 …
  • Sasikala plans next course of action October 22, 2021 3:11 am Chennai: Having ruffled the feathers of AIADMK head honchos through her parallel celebrations to mark the party’s 50th year of founding, the ousted general secretary of the party, V K Sasikala, is all set for the next course of action, which would be a …
  • 6,429 TN village panchayats to get 1 Gbps bandwidth connectivity in a year October 21, 2021 1:59 am Express News Service CHENNAI: As many as 6,429 village panchayats in Tamil Nadu are set to get 1 Gbps bandwidth connectivity in a year as the Tamil Nadu FibreNet Corporation Limited (TANFINET) signed Master Service Agreements with two firms — L&T and …
  • Tamil Nadu sets ball rolling on BharatNet, ties up with L&T and other firms October 20, 2021 9:42 am In an effort to ensure the availability of high-speed internet connectivity in Tamil Nadu under the BharatNet Project (Tamil Nadu Fibernet Project), the state government has initiated the project by tying up with system integrators like Larsen and Toubro, …
  • Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin appoints 'district in-charge' ministers before monsoon, ULB polls October 20, 2021 7:00 am Express News Service CHENNAI: Ahead of the northeast monsoon and urban local body elections, Chief Minister MK Stalin has appointed 14 of his cabinet colleagues as in charge for 16 districts to expedite ongoing developmental works, to monitor the …
  • Chennai Traffic Police appeal to public to utilise special buses for Ayudha Pooja holidays October 11, 2021 9:52 am The Chennai Traffic Police have announced new traffic and special bus arrangements for people who will travel to various districts from the city in view of Ayudha Pooja festival. The arrangement has been made to ensure public commute from the city without …
  • Always there for bhakthas October 10, 2021 7:41 pm Parvathi, Ambika, Tripurasundari, Kamakshi, Visalakshi, Durga, Adi Parasakthi — many are the names Lord Siva’s Consort is known by, said M.A. Manickavelu, in a discourse. Lalitha Sahasranama gives us thousand names of the Goddess. Each devotee may have a …
  • Popular Tamil lyricist Piraisoodan passes away October 8, 2021 3:38 pm By Online Desk Popular Tamil lyricist Piraisoodan passed away in Chennai on Friday. He was 65. He had been unwell for the past few days. Piraisoodan was born in Nannilam in Thiruvarur district on February 6, 1956. He made a foray into Kollywood by penning …
  • RIP! Popular lyricist Piraisoodan passes away suddenly October 8, 2021 1:54 pm Popular film songwriter and poet Piraisoodan passed away in Chennai today at the age of 65. It is said that at around 4.15pm today (October 8th) he was speaking with his family when the end came suddenly. Piraisoodan was born on February 5, 1956 in …
  • Active Covid cases in Tamil Nadu rise for 19th day in succession September 27, 2021 2:27 am File photo of Covid test in ChennaiCHENNAI: After three days, the daily count of fresh Covid-19 positive cases dropped below the 1,700-mark in Tamil Nadu on Sunday. The state added 1,694 new cases and 14 deaths to the Covid-19 registry. The number of …
  • Chennai among 4 dists reporting over 100 new Covid cases September 27, 2021 12:10 am File photo of Covid test in ChennaiCHENNAI: All districts reported fewer than 200 new Covid cases on Saturday when the state added 1,724 cases to its Covid registry — a drop from 1,733 on Friday and 1,745 on Thursday. Yet, 17 districts, including …
  • Sniffer dog Roony gets 1st posting after completing training September 22, 2021 1:41 am Coimbatore: Two-year-old female sniffer dog Roony was sent to the Theni district police after the completion of six-month training to detect narcotic drugs at the detective dog training centre at the city police commissionerate here on Tuesday. Police from …
  • How one man’s vision is changing farming practices in TN’s delta region September 15, 2021 5:09 pm Three years ago, when Nimal Raghavan (33) visited his native village in Tamil Nadu from Dubai, where he was working, little did he imagine that a storm brewing over the Bay of Bengal would change the course of his life forever. Or that he would be …
  • Special Investigation Team to study fraudulent land deals during AIADMK regime: TN minister September 6, 2021 5:11 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Commercial Taxes Minister P Moorthy on Monday announced that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) would be formed to study fraudulent land registrations and other irregularities that took place during the past years. …
  • 10 new colleges, Tamil-medium engineering diploma soon in TN August 26, 2021 11:55 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: With a view to increase the admission ratio of students, the State government has decided to establish 10 more arts and science colleges across Tamil Nadu. Besides, from the next academic year onwards, diploma courses in …
  • Karunanidhi on mind, Stalin govt lines up development plans, memorial August 25, 2021 12:24 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: A memorial for former chief minister M Karunanidhi will be constructed at the Marina at a cost of Rs 39 crore, announced Chief Minister MK Stalin in the Assembly on Tuesday. During the first Rule 110 announcement of this …
  • Ahead of polls to urban local bodies, TN to have six more corporations, 28 new municipalities August 24, 2021 3:17 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Ahead of elections to urban local bodies which are expected in a few months, Tamil Nadu will have six more municipal corporations and 28 more municipalities. With this, the number of municipal corporations will go up from 15 …
  • COVID-19 cases dip marginally to 1,896 August 16, 2021 4:27 am The daily count of COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu, which was hovering around 1,900, came down to 1,896 on Sunday, along with a marginal reduction in the number of tests. While the number of persons tested came down from 1,59,684 the day before to 1,56,973, …
  • Tamil Nadu government honours individuals excelling in their fields August 16, 2021 2:42 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Individuals who rendered exceptional service in their fields and showed great courage in the face of adversities were honoured by Chief Minister MK Stalin on Sunday during the Independence Day celebrations at Fort St George …
  • Government to release document highlighting Tamil Nadu’s role in freedom struggle: CM Stalin August 15, 2021 6:59 am Express News Service CHENNAI: Hoisting the Tricolour for the first time at the ramparts of Fort St George on the occasion of 75th Independence day celebrations, Chief Minister MK Stalin on Sunday announced that the State government would release a complete …
  • DesiCrew scales up AI and ML service offerings August 2, 2021 10:22 am Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], August 2 (ANI/NewsVoir): The Chennai-based DesiCrew, a digital transformation services company in the league of India's Tier I tech service vendors with matching offerings, is set to scale up its Artificial …
  • Tamil Diaspora aims to bring USD 500 million VC funds in TN through start-ups by financial year-end July 22, 2021 9:21 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Tamil Diaspora in United States is likely to bring the portfolio of US investor funds totalling between $250 million to $500 million by the end of this financial year nurturing start-ups in innovation, research and …
  • Lockdown effect: Suicide rate remains high in Tamil Nadu's central zone July 5, 2021 8:54 am By Express News Service TIRUCHY: Suicide rate continues to be high in the central zone and over 1,300 suicides have been reported in the past six months in all the nine districts. Experts have said that the extended lockdown has increased mental stress …
  • Covid cases still not dipping in few TN districts July 4, 2021 1:55 am Express News Service CHENNAI: Even as Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu has dipped to a huge extent in the last few weeks, the number of cases has stagnated or has been dipping at a very slow pace in about 10 districts, an analysis by Express found. Public …
  • Online fitness classes see a surge in demand in Chennai June 29, 2021 12:21 am Express News Service CHENNAI: With staying indoors becoming the new normal, the online fitness industry has witnessed a surge in demand. Fitness trainers say the demand among children too has increased, especially after the second wave of the Covid-19 …
  • Tamil Nadu extends COVID lockdown till June 28. Here is the list of activities allowed June 20, 2021 2:49 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu state government has extended the ongoing lockdown till June 28 morning 6 am with some more relaxations starting Monday. The public transport such as bus service will resume in Chennai and its three …
  • Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till June 28, some Covid restrictions eased | What's allowed/restricted June 20, 2021 1:03 pm The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday extended coronavirus lockdown in the state for one more week, until June 28, following consultations with medical experts. However, some Covid-19 restrictions have been eased in certain districts. The state will follow a …
  • Tamil Nadu announces Rs 61.09 crore paddy cultivation package for farmers June 17, 2021 12:11 pm Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Thursday announced a Rs 61.09 crore Kuruvai paddy cultivation package for more than two lakh delta farmers aiming to bring additional area under this short-term crop. The scheme, benefitting 2,07,259 farmers of …
  • Tamil Nadu CM Stalin announces Rs.61 Cr Kuruvai package for delta farmers  June 17, 2021 8:21 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister MK Stalin today announced a Kuruvai package worth Rs.61.09 crore for delta farmers. The scheme will benefit 2,07,259 farmers in the districts of Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai and Thiruvarur and …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …



  • Told to vacate hostels due to Covid, Tamil Nadu students at a loss January 7, 2022 4:47 am Express News Service CHENNAI: T Wilson had returned to the campus on January 3 after his Christmas holidays and was gearing up to get back to lessons, but the closure of colleges till January 20 has put paid to his plans. Wilson was asked to vacate his …
  • Social distancing forgotten as thousands leave Chennai January 7, 2022 4:47 am Express News Service CHENNAI: A day after the government imposed night curfew and increased restrictions, buses and trains recorded increased patronage on Thursday. Social distancing went for a toss as passengers, including students, made a beeline to bus …
  • Covid-19: Chennai has 22 active cases of Omicron variant; 8 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu on Saturday January 1, 2022 4:44 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: The state capital Chennai has the highest number of active Omicron variant of coronavirus cases at 22 while Chengalpattu, Salem, Thiruvarur, Pudukottai, and Thiruvallur districts have 1 case each, even as the state …
  • Anbazhagan’s works to be nationalised: TN government December 18, 2021 11:12 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI:  The State government on Saturday announced that the works of former minister K Anbazhagan, one of the stalwarts of the Dravidian movement, would be nationalised. Chief Minister MK Stalin will present the compensation for …
  • SBI General Insurance extends help and support to the people of Chennai affected by the heavy rains December 1, 2021 7:48 pm Emergency toll-free number 1800 102 1111, SMS <CLAIM>to 561612, email [email protected] or the Claims Intimation Section on www.sbigeneral.in. General Insurance urges its customers to stay safe and take precautionary measures to safeguard …
  • 24-year-old man arrested under Pocso Act November 23, 2021 2:07 am Coimbatore: The Sulur police arrested a 24-year-old man on Sunday for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. The minor girl, a class XI student, was a neighbour of the man, police said. She had left her home for school on November 17 and did not return. …
  • Rains lash Puducherry; normal life hit November 18, 2021 1:18 pm Puducherry: Normal life was hit in Puducherry on Thursday due to incessant rains since last night. The low pressure area over the southeast Bay of Bengal has resulted in rains over parts of Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puduchery since Wednesday.   Education …
  • AIADMK Coordinator O Panneerselvam visits rain-hit areas in Chennai November 15, 2021 1:56 am By Express News Service CHENNAI:  AIADMK Coordinator O Panneerselvam visited various rain-affected areas in the city on Sunday and offered relief materials to the affected people. According to a press statement of the party, O Panneerselvam and other …
  • Tamil Nadu Rain Updates: Flood warning issued in parts of state November 12, 2021 10:33 am Chennai: The flood warning has been issued in various districts of Tamil Nadu with incessant rains continuing in parts of the state on Friday. A flood warning was issued in Madurai as the water level in the Vaigai dam reached 69 feet against the full …
  • Tamil Nadu rain LIVE UPDATES: Schools remain closed for fifth day following incessant rainfall November 12, 2021 9:32 am Tamil Nadu rains live updates: Light to moderate rainfall in most places with heavy rainfall at isolated places is very likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema south interior Karnataka and Kerala during the next 24 hours, …
  • Kin to get Rs 4 lakh aid as death toll in TN rains rises to 14, Chennai red alert continues November 11, 2021 5:21 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: Revenue Minister KKSSR Ramachandran on Thursday said that the death toll in rain related incidents across the state during the past few days has gone up to 14 and that Rs 4 lakh each will be given to the bereaved families …
  • Death toll in Tamil Nadu rains rises to 12; 'red alert' issued November 10, 2021 10:20 am Chennai: The death toll due to heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu stands at 12, informed Tamil Nadu Revenue and Disaster Management Minister KKSSR Ramachandran on Wednesday. 11 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and 7 teams of the State …
  • Heavy rains likely to lash parts of Tamil Nadu for next few days; red alert issued November 10, 2021 10:11 am Chennai woke up to heavy rainfall even today, thereby leading to waterlogging in parts of the city. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heavy rainfall is likely to continue over parts of Tamil Nadu for the next few days due to …
  • Schools and colleges in Chennai switch over to online mode November 10, 2021 6:27 am With rain holidays extended for two more days on November 10 and 11, schools and colleges in the city are switching to online mode of teaching. In view of heavy rainfall warning, the government on Tuesday declared local holiday for educational institutions …
  • Rains, excess water turn fields into puddles November 10, 2021 12:34 am Express News Service CHENNAI: Torrential rains that lashed the State, coupled with the release of excess water from the Madhurantakam lake, flattened several acres of paddy crops in the vicinity. Half of the crops were to be harvested in a few days.  …
  • Rain lets up, but woes of Chennai continue November 9, 2021 6:46 pm On a day when Chennai had some respite from the rain, inundation cleared up in a few areas, but people were stranded and in need of help on Tuesday as the stagnant water was yet to be drained. Residents are approaching the next couple of days with dread as …
  • Coastal TN may have to brace for another intense rain spell November 9, 2021 6:54 am IMD predicts of a fresh weather system that is likely to become a depression; it is expected to reach north TN coast by early Thursday Coastal parts of Tamil Nadu may have to prepare for another intense spell of rainfall as a fresh weather system is likely …
  • After pandemic-induced hiatus, multiple railway projects are underway in Tamil Nadu November 7, 2021 4:39 am Some of them are part of the long-pending demands of passengers. When they are completed and if the railways keeps its word, by 2024, the State will definitely be ‘future ready’ in rail transport, experts point out Southern Railway, with one of the well- …
  • Catch a break midway through studies now October 29, 2021 10:57 pm Express News Service CHENNAI:  In order to popularise integrated Master’s courses among students, Central University of Tamil University (CUTN), Thiruvarur, has decided to introduce an Exit and Re-entry Policy starting academic year 2022-23. “If any …
  • 6,810 applications across Tamil Nadu to set up cracker shops October 29, 2021 6:04 am Picture used for representational purposeCHENNAI: The fire and rescue department have received 6,810 applications from traders across the state to put up cracker shops for Diwali. Of these, the department has issued no objection certificates to 6,111 …
  • Sasikala plans next course of action October 22, 2021 3:11 am Chennai: Having ruffled the feathers of AIADMK head honchos through her parallel celebrations to mark the party’s 50th year of founding, the ousted general secretary of the party, V K Sasikala, is all set for the next course of action, which would be a …
  • 6,429 TN village panchayats to get 1 Gbps bandwidth connectivity in a year October 21, 2021 1:59 am Express News Service CHENNAI: As many as 6,429 village panchayats in Tamil Nadu are set to get 1 Gbps bandwidth connectivity in a year as the Tamil Nadu FibreNet Corporation Limited (TANFINET) signed Master Service Agreements with two firms — L&T and …
  • Tamil Nadu sets ball rolling on BharatNet, ties up with L&T and other firms October 20, 2021 9:42 am In an effort to ensure the availability of high-speed internet connectivity in Tamil Nadu under the BharatNet Project (Tamil Nadu Fibernet Project), the state government has initiated the project by tying up with system integrators like Larsen and Toubro, …
  • Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin appoints 'district in-charge' ministers before monsoon, ULB polls October 20, 2021 7:00 am Express News Service CHENNAI: Ahead of the northeast monsoon and urban local body elections, Chief Minister MK Stalin has appointed 14 of his cabinet colleagues as in charge for 16 districts to expedite ongoing developmental works, to monitor the …
  • Chennai Traffic Police appeal to public to utilise special buses for Ayudha Pooja holidays October 11, 2021 9:52 am The Chennai Traffic Police have announced new traffic and special bus arrangements for people who will travel to various districts from the city in view of Ayudha Pooja festival. The arrangement has been made to ensure public commute from the city without …
  • Always there for bhakthas October 10, 2021 7:41 pm Parvathi, Ambika, Tripurasundari, Kamakshi, Visalakshi, Durga, Adi Parasakthi — many are the names Lord Siva’s Consort is known by, said M.A. Manickavelu, in a discourse. Lalitha Sahasranama gives us thousand names of the Goddess. Each devotee may have a …
  • Popular Tamil lyricist Piraisoodan passes away October 8, 2021 3:38 pm By Online Desk Popular Tamil lyricist Piraisoodan passed away in Chennai on Friday. He was 65. He had been unwell for the past few days. Piraisoodan was born in Nannilam in Thiruvarur district on February 6, 1956. He made a foray into Kollywood by penning …
  • RIP! Popular lyricist Piraisoodan passes away suddenly October 8, 2021 1:54 pm Popular film songwriter and poet Piraisoodan passed away in Chennai today at the age of 65. It is said that at around 4.15pm today (October 8th) he was speaking with his family when the end came suddenly. Piraisoodan was born on February 5, 1956 in …
  • Active Covid cases in Tamil Nadu rise for 19th day in succession September 27, 2021 2:27 am File photo of Covid test in ChennaiCHENNAI: After three days, the daily count of fresh Covid-19 positive cases dropped below the 1,700-mark in Tamil Nadu on Sunday. The state added 1,694 new cases and 14 deaths to the Covid-19 registry. The number of …
  • Chennai among 4 dists reporting over 100 new Covid cases September 27, 2021 12:10 am File photo of Covid test in ChennaiCHENNAI: All districts reported fewer than 200 new Covid cases on Saturday when the state added 1,724 cases to its Covid registry — a drop from 1,733 on Friday and 1,745 on Thursday. Yet, 17 districts, including …
  • Sniffer dog Roony gets 1st posting after completing training September 22, 2021 1:41 am Coimbatore: Two-year-old female sniffer dog Roony was sent to the Theni district police after the completion of six-month training to detect narcotic drugs at the detective dog training centre at the city police commissionerate here on Tuesday. Police from …
  • How one man’s vision is changing farming practices in TN’s delta region September 15, 2021 5:09 pm Three years ago, when Nimal Raghavan (33) visited his native village in Tamil Nadu from Dubai, where he was working, little did he imagine that a storm brewing over the Bay of Bengal would change the course of his life forever. Or that he would be …
  • Special Investigation Team to study fraudulent land deals during AIADMK regime: TN minister September 6, 2021 5:11 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Commercial Taxes Minister P Moorthy on Monday announced that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) would be formed to study fraudulent land registrations and other irregularities that took place during the past years. …
  • 10 new colleges, Tamil-medium engineering diploma soon in TN August 26, 2021 11:55 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: With a view to increase the admission ratio of students, the State government has decided to establish 10 more arts and science colleges across Tamil Nadu. Besides, from the next academic year onwards, diploma courses in …
  • Karunanidhi on mind, Stalin govt lines up development plans, memorial August 25, 2021 12:24 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: A memorial for former chief minister M Karunanidhi will be constructed at the Marina at a cost of Rs 39 crore, announced Chief Minister MK Stalin in the Assembly on Tuesday. During the first Rule 110 announcement of this …
  • Ahead of polls to urban local bodies, TN to have six more corporations, 28 new municipalities August 24, 2021 3:17 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Ahead of elections to urban local bodies which are expected in a few months, Tamil Nadu will have six more municipal corporations and 28 more municipalities. With this, the number of municipal corporations will go up from 15 …
  • COVID-19 cases dip marginally to 1,896 August 16, 2021 4:27 am The daily count of COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu, which was hovering around 1,900, came down to 1,896 on Sunday, along with a marginal reduction in the number of tests. While the number of persons tested came down from 1,59,684 the day before to 1,56,973, …
  • Tamil Nadu government honours individuals excelling in their fields August 16, 2021 2:42 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Individuals who rendered exceptional service in their fields and showed great courage in the face of adversities were honoured by Chief Minister MK Stalin on Sunday during the Independence Day celebrations at Fort St George …
  • Government to release document highlighting Tamil Nadu’s role in freedom struggle: CM Stalin August 15, 2021 6:59 am Express News Service CHENNAI: Hoisting the Tricolour for the first time at the ramparts of Fort St George on the occasion of 75th Independence day celebrations, Chief Minister MK Stalin on Sunday announced that the State government would release a complete …
  • DesiCrew scales up AI and ML service offerings August 2, 2021 10:22 am Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], August 2 (ANI/NewsVoir): The Chennai-based DesiCrew, a digital transformation services company in the league of India's Tier I tech service vendors with matching offerings, is set to scale up its Artificial …
  • Tamil Diaspora aims to bring USD 500 million VC funds in TN through start-ups by financial year-end July 22, 2021 9:21 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Tamil Diaspora in United States is likely to bring the portfolio of US investor funds totalling between $250 million to $500 million by the end of this financial year nurturing start-ups in innovation, research and …
  • Lockdown effect: Suicide rate remains high in Tamil Nadu's central zone July 5, 2021 8:54 am By Express News Service TIRUCHY: Suicide rate continues to be high in the central zone and over 1,300 suicides have been reported in the past six months in all the nine districts. Experts have said that the extended lockdown has increased mental stress …
  • Covid cases still not dipping in few TN districts July 4, 2021 1:55 am Express News Service CHENNAI: Even as Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu has dipped to a huge extent in the last few weeks, the number of cases has stagnated or has been dipping at a very slow pace in about 10 districts, an analysis by Express found. Public …
  • Online fitness classes see a surge in demand in Chennai June 29, 2021 12:21 am Express News Service CHENNAI: With staying indoors becoming the new normal, the online fitness industry has witnessed a surge in demand. Fitness trainers say the demand among children too has increased, especially after the second wave of the Covid-19 …
  • Tamil Nadu extends COVID lockdown till June 28. Here is the list of activities allowed June 20, 2021 2:49 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu state government has extended the ongoing lockdown till June 28 morning 6 am with some more relaxations starting Monday. The public transport such as bus service will resume in Chennai and its three …
  • Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till June 28, some Covid restrictions eased | What's allowed/restricted June 20, 2021 1:03 pm The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday extended coronavirus lockdown in the state for one more week, until June 28, following consultations with medical experts. However, some Covid-19 restrictions have been eased in certain districts. The state will follow a …
  • Tamil Nadu announces Rs 61.09 crore paddy cultivation package for farmers June 17, 2021 12:11 pm Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Thursday announced a Rs 61.09 crore Kuruvai paddy cultivation package for more than two lakh delta farmers aiming to bring additional area under this short-term crop. The scheme, benefitting 2,07,259 farmers of …
  • Tamil Nadu CM Stalin announces Rs.61 Cr Kuruvai package for delta farmers  June 17, 2021 8:21 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister MK Stalin today announced a Kuruvai package worth Rs.61.09 crore for delta farmers. The scheme will benefit 2,07,259 farmers in the districts of Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai and Thiruvarur and …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …