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  • Boats passing under Pamban rail bridge attract tourists September 22, 2021 1:39 pm Madurai The sight of sea would always fascinate the young and the old alike. And when a fleet of boats passes under the Scherzer’s span of Pamban rail bridge, it becomes a rare sight for tourists. This is exactly what scores of tourists and pilgrims who …
  • TN Govt releases Export Promotion Strategy 2021 September 22, 2021 1:06 pm The Tamil Nadu Export Promotion Strategy 2021 (EPS 2021) was released on Wednesday by Chief Minister MK Stalin with an aim to increase exports from the State to $100 billion by 2030 from the current $26 billion. This is in alignment with the State’s target …
  • Medical student tests Covid positive in Madurai September 22, 2021 6:15 am
  • As restrictions ease, passenger flow picks up from Chennai airport September 22, 2021 3:14 am With gradual relaxations in COVID-19 curbs in the State, air travel has started picking up pace and Chennai airport is beginning to witness a positive trajectory in passenger traffic. From recording 4.46 lakh domestic travellers in July, there was a 37% …
  • Four medicos test positive for Covid-19 in Madurai September 22, 2021 12:48 am By Express News Service MADURAI/COONOOR: Four students of Madurai Medical College tested positive for Coronavirus infection on Tuesday. Among the four, three symptomatic students are undergoing treatment at the Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) and the …
  • Rehabilitation ward for destitutes in need of caregivers September 21, 2021 5:48 am Express News Service MADURAI: The rehabilitation ward, arranged at the Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) about nine months ago to house patients abandoned by families, now wears an abandoned look with no social worker/NGO volunteer taking care of the …
  • FIR against youth for lockdown violation quashed September 21, 2021 5:48 am By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court quashed an FIR filed against youth who couldn't obtain a passport due to the case against him for violating Covid-19 curfew. Allowing a petition filed by the youth -- V Karthikraja …
  • Fuel tax: PTR blames Centre for TN’s changed stance September 21, 2021 2:50 am By Express News Service MADURAI: Clearing the air on DMK’s change of stance over the inclusion of fuel under the GST ambit, Finance Minister PTR Palanivel Thiaga Rajan said the State would reconsider extending support for the inclusion of fuel in the GST …
  • GST on fuel if Centre drops cess: TN minister September 21, 2021 1:56 am Madurai: The Tamil Nadu government will reconsider brining petrol and diesel under the ambit of the goods and services tax (GST) if the Union government drops the undivided heavy cess charges on the two fuels, finance minister P T R Palanivel Thiagarajan …
  • New Delhi Railway Station gets more Fancy and Comfortable September 20, 2021 4:45 pm The executive lounge at the New Delhi Railway Station, which was recently inaugurated by IRCTC and features comfortable recliner seats, shower rooms, a business center, and buffets, is steadily attracting travelers. The lounge, which is modeled like …
  • Internal complaints committees in education institutions serving their purpose? September 20, 2021 7:05 am Express News Service COIMBATORE:  The Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) set up in higher education institutions to investigate complaints of sexual harassment from students and staff are not functioning properly, an RTI activist has alleged. On September …
  • Rain worsens state of roads in Madurai September 20, 2021 6:29 am
  • Ready to face third Covid-19 wave, says health minister September 20, 2021 12:13 am Salem: Health minister Ma Subramaniam on Sunday said his department was ready to face the third wave of Covid-19, if that were to outbreak. The minister inspected a few vaccination centres in Erode, Salem, Namakkal, Dharmapuri and Salem districts on the …
  • 400-year old hero stones and sculptures found near Madurai September 19, 2021 11:42 pm By Express News Service MADURAI:  Hero stones and sculptures, suspected to be 300-400 years old, have been found in the foothills of E Pudupatti village near Thottappanayakkanur in Usilampatti block of Madurai. Around 300 to 400-year-old hero stones found  …
  • What mlas’ praise for udhaya means September 19, 2021 9:27 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI:  The Tamil Nadu Assembly is no stranger to grand declamations of praise. Sometimes they may be well-deserved while at others they are useful indicators of where the power in a political party may lie.  For political …
  • Shower rooms, reclining seats to buffets: Swanky lounge at New Delhi Railway station now open September 19, 2021 7:12 pm Comfortable recliner seats, shower rooms, a business centre, buffets – the executive lounge at the New Delhi Railway Station, recently inaugurated by IRCTC, is slowly drawing in passengers. The lounge, designed on the lines of those at airports, is located …
  • TN: ‘Son-in-law’ of minister cheats man of Rs 1cr September 19, 2021 5:01 am The T Nagar police booked three people, including a Madurai-based rowdy and a man who posed as the son-in-law of a Union minister, for cheating people by promising to get them jobs with the railway.CHENNAI: The T Nagar police booked three people, including …
  • Afghan Health Minister: Health Care Is 'On The Verge Of Collapse' But 'I'm Optimistic' September 18, 2021 11:06 am A newly-opened COVID-19 hospital in Kabul. Dr. Wahid Majrooh, the acting minister of public health in Afghanistan, must address the pandemic's toll at a time when the Taliban takeover has triggered a freeze in hundreds of millions of dollars in health- …
  • Travel made easy: IRCTC launches an airport-style executive lounge at New Delhi railway station September 18, 2021 8:53 am has started a brand new executive lounge at the New Delhi Railway Station. The facility that has been set up on the first floor of platform number one of the station would be operational round the clock providing the passengers with recliners, …
  • Smart City buildings not smart enough? September 18, 2021 3:08 am Express News Service MADURAI: The buildings, constructed as part of various Smart City projects in Madurai, lack the approval of the Directorate of Town and Country Planning, claimed the elected representatives in the district. Addressing media persons …
  • Woman hires goons to murder husband September 18, 2021 12:41 am Coimbatore: The rural police on Thursday arrested a Sulur-based woman and three hired goons for attempting to murder her husband two weeks ago. The arrested people were identified as Thilagavathi, 48, wife of C Subramaniam of Moolai Veetu Thottam at East …
  • Oil regulator PNGRB seeks bids for city gas retailing licence for 65 areas September 17, 2021 3:00 pm Oil regulator PNGRB on Friday invited bids for giving out city gas retailing licence in 65 geographical areas (GAs) including Jammu, Nagpur, Pathankot and Madurai. Bids for the 65 GAs being offered in the 11th city gas licensing round are due on December …
  • Madurai gets a skin bank September 17, 2021 2:36 pm MADURAI With the establishment of a skin bank as part of the Grace Kennett Foundation's (GKF) medical services in the city, Tamil Nadu has got its fourth such centre. Of the other three, two are in Chennai and one in Coimbatore. The Rotary Community …
  • India Book of Records breaks new boundaries September 17, 2021 2:28 pm New Delhi [India], September 17 (ANI/NewsVoir): Talent knows no boundary. This is a strong belief of India Book of Records that is committed to the business of record collection since 2006. India Book of Records promotes and fosters talents that the …
  • Parents allege schools, colleges in Tamil Nadu overcharging, ask for transparency in fee structure September 17, 2021 6:37 am Express News Service MADURAI: Claiming that private, government-aided schools and self-financing colleges are demanding exorbitant fees from the students, various stakeholders, including parents, teachers and members of students' organisations, have …
  • Gamechanger: This Madurai school turned to traditional games to invigorate returning students September 17, 2021 6:37 am Express News Service MADURAI: It was a 'traditional surprise' that greeted the students of Model Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Othakadai when they returned to their classes after a gap of one-and-a-half years. All thanks to the …
  • Man arrested for burglary September 17, 2021 1:26 am Coimbatore: The city police arrested a 28-year-old man on Wednesday for stealing 20 sovereigns of gold ornaments from a house on LIC Colony at Selvapuram here. The arrested person was identified as N Selvaraj, a native of Goripalayam in Madurai, a labourer …
  • Stalin to reach out to non-BJP CMs on demand for NEET abolition September 16, 2021 5:01 pm Shocked by suicides of three NEET aspirants in four days, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin is planning to reach out to other non-BJP counterparts for abolishing the national exam for admission to medical courses. Stalin, according to sources in the …
  • Solvent Extractors’ body announces awards for highest processors, exporters September 16, 2021 4:31 pm The Solvent Extractors’ Association (SEA) of India has announced the awards for highest processors and exporters for 2020-21. A press statement by SEA of India said that to encourage processing of oilseeds and oil cakes as well as exports, the association …
  • Cloud and ERP player Gofrugal to build presence tier-2 cities, rural market September 16, 2021 2:44 pm Gofrugal, a company that offers cloud and mobile ERP solutions to retail, restaurant and distribution businesses with over 30,000 customers across India, said it is expanding its presence in tier-2 cities and emerging markets and is expected to double its …
  • Retail tech startup GoFrugal opens new office in Madurai September 16, 2021 12:57 pm
  • Madurai: Man beaten to death in drunken brawl September 16, 2021 8:28 am
  • 117 school students test Covid positive since Sep 1 September 16, 2021 7:14 am Even as the authorities are mulling on the reopening of schools for junior classes in Tamil Nadu, a spike in Covid-19 cases among the school students has become a matter of worry for the state health and education departments. A few teachers have also …
  • Jaggery that tastes like chocolate: Nutritionist shares health benefits September 16, 2021 6:41 am Jaggery is not only the perfect alternative to sugar but it also comes with a lot of health benefits. But there is one type of jaggery that leaves you with a taste similar to chocolate. Wondering what it is? Nutritionist Munmun Ganeriwal took to Instagram …
  • One student in dist, 8 in Tirupur test positive for Covid in a day September 16, 2021 1:18 am Coimbatore: One school student in the district and eight students in Tirupur were tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. With this, 117 school students have tested positive for the virus in the state since the reopening of schools in September 1. On …
  • Will TN host Tamil conference again? September 16, 2021 12:50 am Express News Service CHENNAI: The preliminary work in organising the 11th World Tamil Conference (WTC), that has been on informally for the past several months, is expected to gain momentum with the International Association of Tamil Research (IATR) …
  • Expert advice will inform decision on Classes I-VIII: School Education Minister September 15, 2021 8:18 pm A decision on reopening schools for Classes I to VIII will be taken based on the observations made by medical experts and the Department of Public Health at a meeting to be chaired by Chief Minister M.K. Stalin to review COVID-19 lockdown measures at the …
  • BharatPe launches 'BharatPe Lagao, World Cup Jao' contest September 15, 2021 4:12 pm New Delhi [India], September 15 (ANI/NewsVoir): Keeping up with its endeavour to empower small merchants, BharatPe, India's leading fintech Company for merchants, has rolled out an innovative contest for its merchant partners called 'BharatPe …
  • Centre sent vague letter on MBBS admission at Madurai AIIMS this year: MP Su Venkatesan September 15, 2021 11:04 am Express News Service MADURAI: Responding to state BJP president K Annamalai's comments over a report by The New Indian Express on the unlikelihood of MBBS admission at AIIMS this year, Madurai MP Su Venkatesan said that the Centre only sent a vague …
  • Pay traffic fines using e-wallet in Madurai September 15, 2021 10:16 am
  • Garbage dumping rampant along water channels in Madurai September 15, 2021 10:16 am
  • PMK to go solo in TN local body polls September 15, 2021 6:27 am (MENAFN - IANS) Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) which was a coalition partner of the AIADMK has decided to contest the ensuing rural local body polls to the nine districts, alone. The party-state president G.K. Mani in a virtual …
  • 300 caste killings in TN, 13 convictions in five years: RTI data September 14, 2021 11:11 pm Express News Service MADURAI: An RTI-based data collection carried out since January by the executive director of the NGO ‘Evidence’, A Kathir, revealed that 300 people from SC/ST communities were killed in caste murders across 33 districts of TN from …
  • Between 2016 and 2020, at least 300 murder victims in Tamil Nadu were Dalits: NGO September 14, 2021 4:20 pm NGO Evidence, obtained information from police stations under the RTI Act; over 80% of these cases are still pending, the NGO said During the last five years, between January 2016 and December 2020, around 300 persons who were murdered in Tamil Nadu …
  • Tamil Nadu registers 1,580 cases, 22 deaths September 14, 2021 6:12 am Image used for representational purpose onlyCHENNAI: Fresh Covid-19 cases dropped to 1,580 on Monday compared to 1,608 on Sunday. New cases have come down for the second consecutive day, after the state saw cases go up for nearly four days last week. …
  • Taking MRTS to tier-II cities of Tamil Nadu September 14, 2021 5:47 am The Tamil Nadu government plans to take the Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) to tier II cities by approving preparation of feasibility studies, to implement it in the southern districts of Madurai, Salem, Tiruchirapalli and Tirunelveli, in August 2021. The …
  • CAG report reveals lapses in higher education in Tamil Nadu September 14, 2021 1:11 am Chennai: The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India for the year ended March 2020 has found, what it said, serious lapses in higher education in Tamil Nadu. The lapses include poor or nil research output by many departments in …
  • Covid delayed Thoothukudi police firing probe report, Madras HC told September 13, 2021 5:33 pm (MENAFN - IANS) Chennai, Sep 13 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Monday told the Madras High Court that the Justice Aruna Jagadeesan (retd) Commission of Inquiry, into the May 2018 Thoothukudi police firing, was delayed in filing its report due to Covid …
  • Inquiry into police firing on anti-Sterlite protesters delayed due to COVID-19, T.N. govt tells Madras HC September 13, 2021 11:45 am Says ₹1 lakh each was paid to 86 arrestees and that whereabouts of nine more are not known The Tamil Nadu government has told the Madras High Court that the Justice Aruna Jagadeesan Commission of Inquiry (CoI), probing the police firing that led to the …
  • Nilgiris, TN’s 1st district to vaccinate 100% adults with one dose September 13, 2021 5:56 am Nilgiris has become the first district in Tamil Nadu to have administered at least one dose of vaccine to all its population. This was announced by the state health department after the mega vaccination drive. The drive was conducted on Sunday. State …
  • Madurai reports 13 fresh Covid cases, Trichy records 46 September 13, 2021 4:22 am
  • 3 women passengers drugged, robbed of mobiles, gold from Nizamuddin Express September 13, 2021 3:15 am Image Source : PTI/FILE The incident came to light when they missed alighting in their respective stations and woke up when the train reached the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram.   Three women passengers were allegedly drugged and robbed of their …
  • Candidate relieved as court intervenes to allow her to appear for NEET exam September 13, 2021 12:29 am By Express News Service MADURAI:  On Saturday afternoon, V Shanmuganpriya from Madurai had her dream of becoming a doctor almost in tatters when she saw another NEET aspirant’s photograph and signature on her admit card. Desperate and running out of time, …
  • Tamil Nadu vaccinates more than 28 lakh people September 12, 2021 11:35 pm Mega drive takes the total number of doses administered so far in the State above the 4-crore mark. With a total of 28,91,021 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Tamil Nadu through a mega drive on Sunday, the State exceeded the target of 20 lakh doses …
  • Controversy dies down after ‘Periyar Bus Terminus’ board goes up September 12, 2021 10:08 pm By Express News Service MADURAI:  Putting an end to the controversy around renaming the Periyar Bus Stand to Meenakshi Bus Stand, the Madurai Corporation decided to keep the old name. The civic body installed an LED board that reads ‘Periyar Bus Terminus’ …
  • Theni-Chennai direct train proposed September 12, 2021 10:08 pm Express News Service CHENNAI:  With the Madurai-Theni-Bodinayakanur gauge conversion works entering its final stage, the Southern Railway has proposed to extend the Chennai Central-Madurai AC Superfast Express up to Bodinayakanur. So, if all goes as …
  • 11 lakh vaccinated in Madurai so far September 12, 2021 5:27 pm Around 11 lakh people - 5.5 lakh each in urban and rural areas - had been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the district so far, said Minister for Commercial Taxes and Registration P. Moorthy said here on Sunday while visiting a camp organised at a …
  • Another Executive Lounge at New Delhi Railway Station September 12, 2021 1:36 pm New Delhi [India], September 12 (ANI): To offer an enhanced travel experience to the railway passengers, IRCTC is all set to open a New World-Class Executive Lounge at the New Delhi Railway Station. This new lounge has been set up on first floor of …
  • Why The World Should Be More Than A Bit Worried About India’s Nipah Virus Outbreak September 12, 2021 1:14 pm A road blockade set up during the Nipah virus outbreak in India this month. C. K Thanseer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption C. K Thanseer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images A road blockade set up during the Nipah virus outbreak …
  • Admit card goof-up: HC allows student to write Neet exam September 12, 2021 12:30 pm The court observed that a perusal of the admit card shows that all the details such as the candidate's name, roll number, gender, category, application number, father's name have been printed correctly as per the details uploaded by the petitioner…
  • Posters claim DMK posts up for sale in Madurai September 12, 2021 8:13 am
  • Madurai schools asked to install complaint boxes for sexual offences September 12, 2021 6:58 am District Chief Education Officer R. Swaminathan has asked all schools in the district to set up a complaint box on their premises to deal with sexual offences. Based on recent recommendations of the Madras High Court, he has instructed the schools to …
  • Over 10,000 students to write NEET in Madurai September 12, 2021 6:58 am A little over 10,000 students are expected to take up the UG NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test), conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), in Madurai district on Sunday. The exam will be held between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. in 20 centres. P. …
  • From football to film and fitness September 12, 2021 2:18 am Express News Service CHENNAI: To 34-year-old sports physiotherapist Kanaga Lakshmi, the stint in Tamil movie Bigil  is one of the many milestones she passed ever since she came to Chennai as a student. A native of Nilakottai in Dindigul, she has seen many …
  • Dinamani releases book on Mahakavi Bharathiyar September 12, 2021 1:42 am By Express News Service MADURAI: The writings of poet Subramania Bharathiyar has the power to awaken the soul of a person, Madras High Court Judge R Mahadevan said during the release of the book ‘Mahakavi Bharathiyar Centenary souvenir 1921 - 2021’ at …
  • Health Secy alerts Collectors over rising Covid cases in TN September 11, 2021 9:55 am Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan has asked all the District Collectors (DCs) to stay alert following a marginal increase in Covid-19 cases in the state. The directive was issued on Friday. While the rise is marginal the test positivity rate ( …
  • TN BJP takes up installation of Ganesh idols issue to corner DMK govt September 11, 2021 9:54 am The Tamil Nadu unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken up the issue of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) government banning the installation of Ganesh idols in public places as part of the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations and their immersion in …
  • Nipah virus: Special ward set up in Madurai hospital September 11, 2021 2:00 am Sep 11, 2021, 05:00AM ISTSource: ANIA special ward has been set up in Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai, Tamil Nadu after Nipah virus cases were reported in neighbouring state Kerala. All beds are equipped with ventilator and oxygen support. No cases …
  • Govt buses flout Covid SOPs as Chennai sees festival rush September 11, 2021 12:11 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Flouting Covid-19 SOPs, many government buses operated with more than the prescribed number of passengers on Thursday. Koyambedu CMBT witnessed a huge rush due to the three-day holiday weekend. The transport officials …
  • Health Secy tells Collectors to be on alert as Covid-19 positivity rate rises marginally September 10, 2021 11:34 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI:  Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan on Friday asked all District Collectors and Greater Chennai Corporation officials to be on alert as the Covid-19 test positivity rate (TPR) has been on a rise for the past seven days. While …
  • Poaching of Madras hedgehogs for ‘medicine’ raises alarm September 10, 2021 11:33 pm Express News Service COIMBATORE: The small insectivorous mammal that looks like a pincushion with legs, commonly known as Madras Hedgehog or the South Indian Hedgehog, is being killed in large numbers, according to experts, for use in traditional medicine. …
  • Lives of 3.3k staff in Chennai take a U-turn as Ford Motor drives off September 10, 2021 3:01 am Express News Service CHENNAI: The future of 3,300 employees working at Ford India’s vehicle manufacturing plant at Marimalai Nagar looks bleak as the company has announced shutting the plant next year, reportedly without keeping employees in the loop. “ …
  • Ganja seized by cops being used to foist cases? Madras HC asks govt for details September 10, 2021 2:27 am By Express News Service MADURAI: Taking serious note of the allegations made against the police of misusing seized ganja to foist cases, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court raised queries to the State government and sought details of the number of …
  • History of Indian subcontinent should be written from TN: Stalin (Lead) September 9, 2021 5:53 pm (MENAFN - IANS) Chennai, Sep 9 (IANS) With archaeological findings in Tamil Nadu dating back to 4th century BC, Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Thursday said studies will be conducted in Egypt, South East Asian countries and some Indian states in search of …
  • Poll control room in Ramanathapuram September 20, 2021 4:54 pm Ramanathapuram Ramanathapuram police have set up an election control room to receive complaints of malpractices during the ordinary election to various posts of rural local bodies. People can call 04567-232672 to lodge any complaint with regard to the …
  • ICG seizes two tonnes of sea cucumber worth Rs 8 cr in TN September 19, 2021 5:10 pm Mandapam (Tamil Nadu) [India], September 19 (ANI): The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Sunday seized two tonnes of sea cucumber worth Rs 8 crores in Tamil Nadu's Mandapam. According to the ICG, working on a tip-off about illegal transhipment of sea …
  • Detention of Lankans; NIA holds enquiries in Rameswaram September 19, 2021 2:54 pm By PTI RAMANATHAPURAM: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday held enquiries in the coastal villages of Rameswaram in the district in connection with a case related to the detention of 38 Sri Lankan nationals in June for alleged their illegal …
  • ATM card fraudster arrested September 19, 2021 1:31 am Coimbatore: Police arrested a 33-year-old man on Friday for cheating elderly people by offering to help them withdraw cash from ATMs. The Ramanathapuram police identified him as Mohammed Thambi alias Mahi of Adirampattinam in Thanjavur district. “Mohammed …
  • Sarath Kumar’s new film goes on floors September 18, 2021 7:46 am Express News Service Sarath Kumar’s latest project, Samaran, was launched on Thursday. Directed by debutant Thirumalai Baluchamy, the film is set in two timelines — ‘90s and the present — and stars Suhasini opposite Sarath Kumar. “The film is set in …
  • Hyderabad based start-up to connect Kashmir to Kanyakumari September 15, 2021 1:43 pm New Delhi [India], September 15 (ANI/SRV Media): Mark8Smart E-Mobility Infra Private Limited, an EV infrastructure start-up based out of Hyderabad announced two flagship EV Charging projects under their brand SmartChargEV. Aimed at facilitating …
  • Tamil Nadu registers 1,580 cases, 22 deaths September 14, 2021 6:12 am Image used for representational purpose onlyCHENNAI: Fresh Covid-19 cases dropped to 1,580 on Monday compared to 1,608 on Sunday. New cases have come down for the second consecutive day, after the state saw cases go up for nearly four days last week. …
  • Two men jailed for raping 20-yr-old college student September 13, 2021 12:48 am Coimbatore: Two men were arrested on Sunday for gangraping a 20-year-old college girl student in the city. The city all-women police (east) identified the accused as 25-year-old E Vinoth alias Manikandan, an insurance advisor from Podanur, and 22-year-old …
  • Govt rejigs police system in city September 12, 2021 2:03 am Coimbatore: The state government has issued an order for re-designation of posts of deputy commissioners of police (DCP) in Coimbatore city. While DCP (law&order) has become DCP (north), DCP (crime) is redesignated as DCP (south). The new system came …
  • COVID-19: Tamil Nadu again crosses 1,600-mark on Friday, says Health Department September 10, 2021 4:57 pm By PTI CHENNAI: COVID-19 infections in Tamil Nadu crossed the 1,600-mark again on Friday, the Health Department said. There were 1,631 new cases and pushed the total number infected to 26,30,592 till date, the department said. A total of 25 people …
  • Two more school students test positive for Covid-19 September 9, 2021 11:14 pm Coimbatore: Two more students have tested positive for Covid-19 in the district, taking the total number of infected students to 10. Among the new cases is a Class IX girl from the government higher secondary school at Arasur. A health official said the …
  • Over 6,000 students to appear for NEET September 9, 2021 12:15 am Coimbatore: A total of 6,057 students will appear for the NEET at seven centres here on Sunday. Freshers who completed Class XII this year will be appearing for the test in large numbers. It is expected to be more challenging for them than the repeaters, …
  • What are dugongs, where is India’s first dugong conservation reserve? September 7, 2021 4:05 pm In the late 15th century, Christopher Columbus, sailing near the Haiti islands, wrote about a mermaid sighting. He said they “were not as beautiful as they are represented.” Little did he know that he had seen a marine mammal called the dugong, whose …
  • New Covid case count dips in Tamil Nadu September 7, 2021 2:52 am Picture used for representational purpose onlyCHENNAI: After reporting a hike in daily Covid-19 cases for four consecutive days, Tamil Nadu reported a dip in cases on Monday when it reported 1,556 new cases compared to 1,592 on Sunday. Yet, at least 19 …
  • 15 districts in Tamil Nadu report marginal increase in fresh Covid infections September 4, 2021 2:57 am 19 deaths recorded on Friday took the death toll to 34,980 and the state reported a cumulative case tally of 26.19 lakh.CHENNAI: Fresh cases of Covid-19 went up marginally to 1,568 on Friday compared to 1,562 on Thursday and 1,509 on Wednesday. Fifteen …
  • Murugandi set his sights high September 4, 2021 1:01 am In the early 1960s, Ramanathapuram was known for its scraggy landscape dotted with towering palm trees. And this countryside gave birth to S. Murugandi, now famous as the visually impaired palm tree climber. He was born in 1962 in a hamlet called Vellari …
  • Trichy Road, Kavundampalayam flyovers to be ready in four months September 3, 2021 12:29 am Coimbatore: The national highways wing of the state highways department has expedited construction of two flyovers in the city. The wing plans to complete the Trichy Road flyover work in December and open Kavundampalayam flyover to the public on the next …
  • Continuous monitoring of children with malnutrition under way: Collector September 1, 2021 3:39 pm Ramanathapuram district has taken up measures to contain malnutrition among children through continuous monitoring by health workers, said Collector J. U. Chandrakala. After inaugurating an awareness exhibition in connection with National Nutrition Month …
  • Health of commuters, vehicles at risk: Experts August 31, 2021 11:35 pm Coimbatore: Frequent travelling on the stretches that are dotted with speed breakers could cause harm to the body as well as vehicles, caution experts. Ortho specialists say those with back pain would develop more pain if they regularly travel on the …
  • Four more held in gold smuggler kidnap case August 30, 2021 11:24 pm Coimbatore: Four more people have been arrested for their involvement in kidnapping a gold smuggler at Palladam in Tirupur district a few days ago. The accused were identified as Karthik, 39, of Coimbatore, Mohammed Salman, 43, of Tiruvadanai, Sargunam, 48 …
  • TN received Rs 4,094cr CSR funds between 2014 and 2020 August 30, 2021 12:53 pm An amount of Rs 4,094 crore has been spent in Tamil Nadu by the corporates under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) between 2014-2020, said a study by Sattva Consulting. There are now five corporates that contribute more than Rs 500 crore annually …
  • Kidnap drama reveals gold smuggling racket August 30, 2021 12:03 am By Express News Service TIRUPPUR:  On August 26, the Palladam police received a complaint from a Tiruppur family that a gang in three cars had waylaid their vehicle and abducted their driver near Perumpalli. When the police launched an investigation, they …
  • Special markets in TN to showcase FPO products August 29, 2021 7:25 pm (MENAFN - IANS) Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Agriculture Department will set up special markets at five places - Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy, and Salem - to display branded products of Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs), a statement …
  • 10-member gang held August 28, 2021 11:23 pm Coimbatore: The city police have arrested a 10-member gang that attempted to murder three people in front of the special court for bomb blast cases here on Friday evening. Police identified them as C Karuppusamy, 48, an autorickshaw driver, his son K …
  • 3, including constable, held for kidnapping former gold smuggler August 28, 2021 11:23 pm Tirupur: The rural police arrested three people, including a police constable attached to the Coimbatore city police, for kidnapping a gold smuggler from Palladam on Friday. Police identified the victim as S Maheswaran, 33, of Thiruvadanai in …
  • T.N.’s positivity rate drops below 1% August 28, 2021 2:26 am Tamil Nadu’s positivity rate dropped below 1% on Friday. Of the 1,62,487 tests done, 1,542 people tested positive for COVID-19, a positivity rate of 0.95%. However, fresh infections saw a marginal increase for the second day in a row in Coimbatore. The …
  • 3 rescued from kidnappers August 28, 2021 1:48 am Coimbatore: The Keeranur police in Dindigul district have rescued three kidnapped people and secured two suspected kidnappers and handed them over to Palladam police in Tirupur district on Friday. Two of them - U Azhagar, 33 and S Veera Manikandan 28, both …
  • Producer Mr.Kannan Ravi Presents Vikram Sugumaran directorial Shanthnu Bhagyaraj starrer Raavana Kottam August 26, 2021 4:29 am Despite the Lockdown phase having its impact upon the movie industry, actor Shanthnu Bhagyaraj has basked in glory over the acclaims he won for his fabulous movies over the past couple of years for his crucial performance in Thangam – Netflix’s Paava …
  • Nearly two lakh benefit from Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam in 20 days August 26, 2021 1:17 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: In just 20 days since the Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam scheme was launched, as many as 1,98,415 people have received healthcare services at their doorstep in the State. According to data shared by the Health Department, the …
  • MNREGA workers help green landscape of this TN panchayat August 26, 2021 1:17 am Express News Service SIVAGANGA: It is simple to cut down a tree, but little do people realise that it is even simpler to plant another. All one needs is the willpower and patience to see it grow, which is exactly what Mukkudi village panchayat in Sivaganga …
  • Tamil Nadu reports 1,573 fresh COVID-19 cases August 25, 2021 11:23 pm Except for three districts of Tamil Nadu, all others reported less than 100 fresh cases each on Wednesday. The State recorded 1,573 fresh cases, as against a total of 1,56,386 persons tested, according to the daily bulletin issued by the Directorate of …
  • Fresh cases fall below 1,600 in Tamil Nadu August 25, 2021 3:15 am Fresh COVID-19 infections dipped further to 1,585 in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. Three districts — Coimbatore, Chennai and Erode — recorded 100-plus cases, while 17 saw fewer than 20 infections each, the least being in Ramanathapuram, that logged two cases. In …
  • Bizman’s 22-year-old son abducted, freed after paying Rs 3 crore ransom August 24, 2021 1:37 am Tirupur: The rural police on Monday arrested four members of a gang that kidnapped a Kangeyam-based businessman’s 22-year-old son for Rs 3 crore ransom. The victim was identified as Siva Pradeep, son of Eswaramoorthy of Kadaiyur. Eswaramoorthy and his …
  • Five districts in Tamil Nadu report less than 10 cases each August 23, 2021 11:39 pm With 1,604 fresh cases of COVID-19 reported on Monday, the number of persons who tested positive rose to 26,02,489 in Tamil Nadu. While five districts reported less than 10 cases each, the number of cases remained high in the larger cities. As many as 18, …
  • Two sexually abuse minor girls, arrested August 22, 2021 11:42 pm Coimbatore: Two men were arrested in as many separate cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act in the past two days in the district. In one of the incidents, the east all-woman police in the city arrested M Hari, 25, of Athirapadi in …
  • Coronavirus India Highlights: Hope to produce 1 crore vaccine doses by October, says Zydus Group MD August 20, 2021 10:01 am Tamil Nadu on Saturday saw new 1,652 cases of COVID-19 and 23 fatalities, the Health Department said. With these, the total number of the infected were 25,99,255 and deaths 34,686 till date, the department said. Recoveries were more than the fresh …
  • AG&P secures $300 mn from I-Squared August 18, 2021 8:25 pm Singapore-headquartered Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Company (AG&P), which has exclusive rights to develop the city gas distribution (CGD) infrastructure and supply gas in 31 districts across five states, has secured $300 million from US-based I Squared …
  • CBI should be autonomous like Election Commission, says Madras High Court August 18, 2021 12:21 pm The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should be an autonomous body like the Election Commission of India (ECI), the Madurai bench of Madras High Court said on Tuesday. While hearing a plea seeking a CBI probe into an alleged financial fraud of Rs 300 …
  • HC attempts to free 'caged parrot' CBI, suggests special Act giving more powers to it August 18, 2021 10:01 am Express News Service MADURAI: Nearly eight years after the CBI was dubbed 'a caged parrot speaking in its master's voice' by the Supreme Court in the Coalgate scam, the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court has made an attempt to 'release' …
  • TN family overjoyed after reunion with exotic pet parakeet that went missing from aviary August 17, 2021 12:00 pm Express News Service RAMANATHAPURAM: A desperate search for an exotic pet parakeet that went missing five days ago had a happy ending for a meat trader and his family who were reunited with the crimson-bellied conure at Kenikkarai here on Monday. Bousul …
  • Minor millets to be sold in ration shops August 15, 2021 12:57 am The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday announced that minor millet rice would be procured by co-operative societies and distributed through the public distribution system (PDS) in cities like Chennai and Coimbatore. During his speech in the Assembly, …
  • City will get more compressed natural gas outlets by end of the year August 13, 2021 12:12 am By the end of this year, the city is likely to have 100 fuel outlets that will be vending compressed natural gas (CNG). The latest fuel to be available in Tamil Nadu is expected to be a game changer primarily because it is half the current price of petrol …
  • 1,929 test positive for COVID-19 August 10, 2021 3:07 am The number of active cases went up in the State with 1,929 fresh COVID-19 infections being detected in a day. The number of active cases on Monday was 20,427. Till date, 25,77,237 persons have tested positive for the infection, according to the daily …
  • Centre nod for four new medical colleges in TN to kick off UG courses August 10, 2021 12:11 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Union Health Ministry gave approval for four of 11 new medical colleges in Tamil Nadu to start undergraduate courses from this academic year. The approval comes after the National Medical Commission recently inspected …
  • Drop Marine Fisheries Bill, T.N. fishermen urge Centre August 9, 2021 11:14 pm Hundreds of fishermen on Monday joined the nation-wide protest urging the Centre to not pass the draft Marine Fisheries Bill, 2021, as it was against the interests of traditional fishermen. Members of over 40 fishermen organisations from Chennai, …
  • Twenty years after gruesome Erwadi tragedy, people with disabilities continue to be treated with indignity August 9, 2021 10:44 pm Twenty years ago at the crack of dawn on August 6 in Erwadi in Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathapuram, a fire broke out in a thatched shelter, engulfing 43 chained people who had psychosocial disabilities. Their heart-breaking screams for aid were promptly …
  • Tamilnadu reports marginal drop in coronavirus cases August 9, 2021 6:04 am Tamilnadu recorded a marginal drop in daily coronavirus cases with 1,956 new infections being reported in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall tally to 25.75 lakh. As many as 28 people have succumbed to the virus aggregating to 34,317, the health …
  • Tamil Nadu reports 1,956 Covid cases in last 24 hours, 28 fatalities August 8, 2021 6:16 pm By PTI CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu recorded a marginal drop in daily coronavirus cases with 1,956 new infections being reported in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall tally to 25.75 lakh. As many as 28 people have succumbed to the virus aggregating to 34,317, …
  • 1,969 fresh Covid cases, 29 deaths recorded across Tamil Nadu August 8, 2021 3:07 am File photo of Covid testing in ChennaiCHENNAI: Fresh cases of Covid-19 dipped further on Saturday, when TN registered 1,969 cases compared to 1985 on Friday. Cases in at least 14 districts increased marginally and only three districts saw a difference of …
  • Covid-19 | State records slight dip with 1,969 cases August 7, 2021 11:14 pm 29 people succumb to the infection; 5 districts report over 100 cases each; active cases at 20,286 As many as 1,969 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu on Saturday, registering a small dip from the previous day’s count of 1,985. With this, …
  • IOCL aims for LNG supply scale-up by 2023  August 7, 2021 9:32 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) is eying a yearly supply target of 2.5 million tonnes of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Tamil Nadu by 2023 via its vast 1,444-km pipeline network, expected to be completed by …
  • No hydrocarbon extraction taking place in Tamil Nadu right now, clarifies Centre August 4, 2021 9:21 am By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: No hydrocarbon extraction is taking place right now in Tamil Nadu, said Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Rameswar Teli in response to a query in the Lok Sabha. Thoothukudi MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi had …
  • Whatsapp status the new ‘loyalty’ test in TN’s Opposition parties August 3, 2021 2:09 am Express News Service CHENNAI: After at least a 1,000 members of the AMMK and AIADMK jumped ship to the ruling DMK since the Assembly polls, leaders of both parties have turned to technology to devise a ‘loyalty’ test for their flock. The functionaries are …
  • Sri Lankan forces open fire on Nagapattinam fishers, man receives head injury August 2, 2021 4:15 pm Express News Service NAGAPATTINAM: Sri Lankan armed forces allegedly fired upon a group of Nagapattinam fishers when they were fishing near Kodiyakarai on Sunday evening. One fisher suffered a bullet wound to his head. E Kalaiselvan, a 33-year-old trawler …
  • Mandapam Wildlife Range sets the highest record in turtle egg collection this year August 2, 2021 12:46 pm RAMANATHAPURAM The COVID-19 pandemic may have taken a toll on humans but it has helped to revive marine life to a great extent, according to the coastal line forest rangers in Ramanathapuram district. A record number of 19,667 Olive Ridley eggs were …
  • Over 62% Tamil Nadu population has Covid antibodies, says latest serosurvey July 31, 2021 4:07 pm A state-wide cross-sectional serosurvey on 26,610 samples conducted in July revealed that at least 62.2 per cent of the state’s population has developed antibodies to Covid-19 infection. The highest seropositivity of 84% was observed in Virudhunagar …
  • School teacher arrested for sexual harassment of class 9 student in Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram June 22, 2021 9:25 pm By Express News Service RAMANATHAPURAM: A 38-year-old Science teacher of a government-aided school in Mudukulathur was arrested on Tuesday under the POCSO Act on charges of sexually harassing a Class 9 student. The Ramanathapuram district police have urged …
  • Rainwater stored in tanks helps farmers in Ramanathapuram June 2, 2021 8:36 am Five months ago, when Ramanathapuram district experienced excess rainfall, the authorities led by Collector Dinesh Ponraj Oliver ensured that the water was not wasted. Once the water was saved in the tanks, officials from the Agriculture department swung …
  • Ramanathapuram: Two home inmates die of Covid, 13 positive May 19, 2021 11:52 pm By Express News Service RAMANATHAPURAM: Two inmates of the Government Mental Health Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre in Erwadi died allegedly due to Covid-19 a few days ago and a cluster of 13 more positive cases was identified at the hospital on …
  • Ramanathapuram Forest Range Officer S Sathish on winning the International Ranger Award 2021 April 21, 2021 6:37 am Ramanathapuram Forest Range Officer S Sathish’s fascination for woods started at a young age. “My home is at Thalavadi, which is close to the Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary in Erode. As a child, I enjoyed sighting wild animals. I also had plenty of …
  • Man murdered near Ramanathapuram April 1, 2021 1:03 am
  • Ramanathapuram: 3 booked in gelatin sticks case February 15, 2021 11:31 am
  • Over 80,000 hectares of crops damaged in unseasonal rains in Ramanathapuram district February 6, 2021 11:54 am A Central inter-ministerial committee, that has come to Tamil Nadu, extensively inspected damaged crops in Ramanathapuram district on Friday. Presenting the damages, officials from the district administration said that the district’s normal annual average …
  • Assessment of crop damage in Ramanathapuram district under way January 28, 2021 3:34 am The district, which normally received 48.50 mm rainfall in January, had received 247.30 mm till January 20, said TN Agriculture Director V. Dakshinamoorthy here on Friday. Speaking to reporters, he said that the unseasonal rainfall had damaged the crops …
  • TN: 260 kg of ganja seized in Ramanathapuram January 18, 2021 5:55 pm
  • NEET, JEE preparatory materials distributed in Ramanathapuram January 4, 2021 3:38 pm MADURAI: Students of government Elite School in Ramanathapuram received their NEET and JEE entrance exam preparatory books and study material free of cost to help them prepare better. The books were donated by a NGO involved in helping government school …
  • Ramanathapuram will be biggest beneficiary of Cauvery-Gundar river link project, says CM January 2, 2021 4:42 pm Close to 1 lakh acres of land would get water for irrigation once the project has been completed, he said When the Cauvery-Gundar river linking project gets fully implemented, Ramanathapuram district would be the biggest beneficiary, as close to one lakh …
  • Ramanathapuram based bakery made cake statue of Maradona December 26, 2020 11:52 pm Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu) [India], December 27 (ANI): A Ramanathapuram-based bakery owner made a Diego Maradona statue of cake and placed it outside the shop in Tamil Nadu on Saturday as a tribute to the late football legend. The bakery made the six-foot- …
  • Ramanathapuram police seize 3,800kg of ration rice seized December 24, 2020 10:09 am
  • Man hacks estranged wife to death outside Ramanathapuram family court December 22, 2020 5:30 pm By Express News Service RAMANATHAPURAM: In a shocking incident, a 32-year-old private school teacher was hacked to death, allegedly by her estranged husband, inside the Ramanathapuram district collectorate premises, minutes after she appeared for her …
  • Credit plan for Ramanathapuram released December 12, 2020 12:35 pm Collector Dinesh Ponraj Oliver on Saturday released the NABARD’s potential linked credit plan envisaging a credit flow of ₹4706.78 crore for 2021-22. Speaking to reporters, he said that the credit requirement of short term crop loan was estimated at ₹3049. …
  • Olive Ridley turtle rescued, let into sea in Ramanathapuram October 11, 2020 9:43 pm The Forest Department in Ramanathapuram district on Sunday rescued an adult Olive Ridley turtle that was caught in a fishing net and released it into the Palk Bay at Panaikulam seashore on Sunday. Ramanathapuram Forest Range Officer S. Sathish said that …
  • 4 dead as motorcycles collide in Ramanathapuram September 29, 2020 6:48 pm
  • 4 dead in a road mishap in Ramanathapuram September 29, 2020 3:54 pm
  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister lays foundation stones for 220 projects in Ramanathapuram September 22, 2020 8:50 am Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Tuesday laid foundation stones for 220 new projects in Ramanathapuram district. The projects will be implemented at a cost of ₹70.54 crore. Development work projects which were completed to the tune of ₹ …
  • CB-CID gets custody of Sri Lankan police officer arrested in Ramanathapuram September 17, 2020 4:10 pm
  • Timing of Ramanathapuram SP’s transfer sparks debate September 4, 2020 6:54 pm By Express News Service RAMANATHAPURAM: The sudden shunting out of Ramanathapuram Superintendent of Police RV Varun Kumar on Thursday night has sparked a debate among political observers. Adding fuel to the fire, the officer’s transfer has been kept in …
  • No shortage of masks, sanitizers at hospitals, says Ramanathapuram Collector June 28, 2020 9:29 am Clarifying that there was no shortage of face masks, gloves, sanitizers and disinfectants at the government hospital and in Primary Health Centres, District Collector K. Veera Raghava Rao said that in fact, every patient, who tested positive for COVID-19, …
  • Ramanathapuram: Six-member gang held in sexual assault case June 16, 2020 2:23 am By Express News Service RAMANATHAPURAM: The Chathirapatti police on Sunday arrested six men for allegedly forcing a 25-year-old woman to pose in obscene manner with her nephew, filming it, and robbing her at knifepoint near Poovilathur. Superintendent of …
  • Ramanathapuram cops seize suspected narcotic drugs June 5, 2020 1:03 pm Police officials show the seized items MADURAI: The Ramanathapuram district police seized various suspected narcotics and psychotropic substances, including amphetamine, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, on Friday. None were arrested in connection to the …
  • Man arrested for abusing cop in Ramanathapuram March 21, 2020 10:57 am
  • Man arrested for abusing police officer in Ramanathapuram March 21, 2020 8:58 am
  • Heavy rain disrupts life in Ramanathapuram district November 30, 2019 6:36 am Normal life was hit as heavy rain lashed several parts of Ramanathapuram district on Friday night, inundating residential and low-lying areas, uprooting trees and electric poles, and disrupting power supply. For the first time since the onset of northeast …
  • Tamil Nadu Rains: Schools closed in Ramanathapuram due to heavy downpour October 22, 2019 1:03 pm Apart from Ramanathapuram, the schools in Kochi also remain closed on Monday as heavy rainfall lead to water-logging in several areas. Image source: Representational Image/ File Tamil Nadu Rains: Due to heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu, all schools in …
  • TN: Schools closed in Ramanathapuram due to heavy rainfall October 22, 2019 4:49 am
  • Watch: Peacocks dance along railway line in Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathapuram August 17, 2019 2:27 pm 17 Aug 2019, 07:14PM ISTSource: ANIIn Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district, several Peacocks in Tamil Nadu’s were seen dancing along the railway line. They were dancing nearby the railway line in Mandapam area of Ramanathapuram district. Peacock is …
  • Ramanathapuram bounces back, Sivaganga slips April 29, 2019 1:06 pm Ramanathapuram district bounced back from last year’s fifth rank in the State to second this year with an overall pass percentage of 98.48 in Class X examination, results of which were announced on Monday. Sivaganga — defending State topper — slipped to …
  • High alert after terror warning to TN, caller tells cops 19 terrorists present in Ramanathapuram April 27, 2019 6:17 am A high alert has been sounded across Tamil Nadu, after Karnataka DG-IGP Neelmani N Raju on Friday wrote to his counterparts in six states and an Union Territory after receiving a warning of terror attacks. In the letter, Raju said the Karnataka police …
  • Days after suicide bid, Ramanathapuram HIV positive donor dies December 31, 2018 1:34 am Express News Service MADURAI: Four days after he attempted suicide, the 18-year-old HIV+ donor from Ramanathapuram whose blood was transfused to a pregnant woman at Sattur government hospital, breathed his last on Sunday morning. The teenager attempted …
  • Three youths crushed to death in accident near Ramanathapuram October 17, 2018 9:56 am In a gruesome road accident, three people, including two teenagers were crushed to death and five others suffered injuries in a car-bus collision in Keelaselvanoor police limit in the district on Wednesday morning. Police said the deceased, identified as M …
  • TN CM wants Ramanathapuram, Hosur, Neyveli on UDAN air map soon June 23, 2018 9:10 am Chennai, June 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday requested Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to connect Ramanathapuram, Hosur and Neyveli under the UDAN regional connectivity programme. In a letter to Prabhu text of which …
  • 150 kilogram of sea cucumber seized in Ramanathapuram district, two held January 16, 2018 7:48 am For representational purposes RAMESWARAM: Sea cucumber weighing around 150 kg and worth about Rs 25 lakh, meant to be smuggled to Sri Lanka, was seized from Erwadi, about 70 kms from here and two persons arrested in this connection, marine police said. A …
  • 150 kilogram of sea cucumber seized in Ramanathapuram district January 16, 2018 7:45 am For representational purposes RAMESWARAM: Sea cucumber weighing around 150 kg and worth about Rs 25 lakh, meant to be smuggled to Sri Lanka, was seized from Erwadi, about 70 kms from here and two persons arrested in this connection, marine police said. A …
  • Tight Security In Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram For Thevar Jayanthi, 8,000 Cops On Duty October 29, 2017 10:04 pm Chennai:  Around 8,000 police personnel have been deployed across Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district for the 110th birth anniversary of freedom-fighter-cum-spiritual leader Muthuramalinga Thevar, the icon of the Thevar community. The birth …
  • Pakistani national comes to Ramanathapuram by boat from Lanka, arrested July 24, 2017 3:17 am Mohammed Yunus RAMANATHAPURAM: A 65-year-old Pakistani national, who was staying in Ervadi without proper documents, was arrested on Sunday. The man identified as Mohammed Yunus, from Karachi, was arrested from a lodge. The arrest comes ahead of Prime …
  • Police Arrest Pakistani Man From Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram July 23, 2017 4:33 pm Chennai:  The police in Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district have arrested a Pakistani man for allegedly entering India without valid documents. Police say 65-year-old Mohammed Yunice was arrested from a lodge at Erwadi. A senior officer said, "We …
  • Illegal immigrant arrested in TN's Ramanathapuram with Pak currency July 23, 2017 10:09 am Ramanathapuram: An illegal immigrant from Sri Lanka has been arrested by Erwadi Police from Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district. The Police have recovered Pakistani currency and four ID cards from his possession. The 60-year old accused, identified as …
  • Ramanathapuram encounter death case transferred to CB-CID April 18, 2017 1:12 am RAMANATHAPURAM: The Director General of Police (DGP) has transferred the case of a police encounter, in which 42-year-old dalit man was killed, to Crime Branch-Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) in the district. Despite the move, the family and …
  • Ramanathapuram: Tension on Ambedkar birth anniversary as police gun down Dalit man April 15, 2017 2:10 am MADURAI: A 46-year-old Dalit man, whose long-running feud with the members of upper castes earned him a spate of cases including murder attempts, was chased and gunned down by police personnel inside church premises in Ramanathapuram on Thursday night. The …
  • Tamil Nadu: Rowdy-sheeter shot dead in police encounter in Ramanathapuram district April 14, 2017 5:29 am By: PTI | Rameswaram | Updated: April 14, 2017 10:49 am Image for representational purpose A 42-year-old rowdy-sheeter was shot dead in an alleged encounter with police at Kodikondu near here, police said today. Govindan, wanted in several criminal cases, …
  • Tamil Nadu signs 24 MoUs worth a total of ₹2,120 crore September 22, 2021 10:34 am Tamil Nadu on Wednesday signed 24 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) worth ₹2,120 crore that would generate employment for 41,695 at the Tamil Nadu Exports Conclave. On behalf of the industries department, 14 MoUs were signed with export oriented units with …
  • Taxi driver held for raping minor girl September 22, 2021 1:40 am Coimbatore: The all-woman police (east) on Tuesday arrested a 39-year-old call taxi driver on charges of raping and impregnating a minor girl in the city. The call taxi driver, S Godwin alias Jebamani Godwin, a native of Perumalpuram in Tirunelveli …
  • Dist to get museum September 22, 2021 1:40 am Coimbatore: A museum will be set up in the district to promote the culture, arts and crafts of the state, archaeology and industries minister Thangam Thennarasu said here on Tuesday. The state government is also taking steps to protect and conserve …
  • CBI arrests two foreigners in Chennai Port Trust fraud case September 21, 2021 6:31 pm The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested two foreigners in connection to its probe into a case of fraudulent foreclosure and withdrawal of fixed deposits belonging to the Chennai Port Trust (CPT). The arrested individuals have been identified …
  • 1,399 nominations filed in Tirunelveli district September 21, 2021 3:28 pm TIRUNELVELI A total of 1,399 nominations were received on Tuesday from the people aspiring to contest local body polls to be conducted in the district in two phases on October 6 and 9. In Tirunelveli, 15 nominations were received for the posts of district …
  • CBI arrests two foreigners in Rs 100 cr Chennai Port Trust fraud case September 21, 2021 3:01 pm The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday said it has arrested two more accused, both foreign nationals, in connection with its ongoing investigation of a case related to foreclosure of fixed deposits of Chennai Port Trust. The CBI said that the …
  • SC objects to more time for urban civic polls September 21, 2021 4:18 am The Supreme Court on Monday prima facie expressed its objection to extending by six or seven months the time for conducting elections to the urban local bodies in Tamil Nadu. A Bench, led by Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana, asked the Tamil Nadu State …
  • TN poll panel directs officials for strict monitoring of local body electiions September 20, 2021 1:36 pm The Tamil Nadu Election Commission has directed the district collectors of nine districts where rural local body elections will take place on October 6 and 9 to conduct strict monitoring to prevent bribing voters. The move came after a woman named …
  • ‘Withdraw all cases against Kudankulam protesters’ September 19, 2021 9:27 pm By Express News Service TIRUNELVELI:  Coordinator of People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), SP Udayakumaran, has urged the State government to withdraw all the cases registered against the people who protested against the Kudankulam Nuclear …
  • Huge turnout at COVID-19 vaccination camps September 19, 2021 1:22 pm THOOTHUKUDI A large turnout of public at the 417 vaccination centres across the district and in the city limits resulted in inoculation of covid-19 vaccine doses to a majority of the beneficiaries here on Sunday. However, in remote locations in rural areas …
  • Actor Vijay fans may contest in local body elections September 19, 2021 6:21 am Chennai: Some fans of film actor Vijay are likely to contest the rural local body elections in nine districts, to be held on October 6 and 9, perhaps with a view to paving the way for their hero to take the political plunge through the later elections in …
  • Murder convict who escaped from Central prison surrenders in court September 19, 2021 1:30 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 48-year-old murder convict who escaped from Poojappura central prison 10 days ago surrendered before the Thiruvananthapuram Judicial First Class Magistrate Court on Saturday. Jahir Hussain, a native of …
  • A journey back to the roots September 19, 2021 1:03 am Express News Service TIRUNELVELI: Let’s face it. Many who work in the corporate sector nurture the dream of leaving the job for a life in the lap of nature. Most, however, can never realise it and continue their lives in vast concrete jungles. But, not …
  • Hooligans hunt ‘treasure’ at historical site September 19, 2021 1:03 am Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: Vasavappapuram archaeological site is at risk as the gravel sand there is allegedly being illegally transported for various projects, including government works. On top of that, the residents said the site has not been …
  • Randomisation of polling personnel held in Tirunelveli September 18, 2021 3:36 pm TIRUNELVELI Randomisation of polling personnel to be posted in 1,186 polling stations for the upcoming rural civic polls to be held in two phases for the rural civic bodies on October 6 and 9 was held at the Collectorate here on Saturday. In the presence …
  • Poor marketing, sales hit organic farmers  September 18, 2021 3:08 am Express News Service TIRUNELVELI/ TENKASI: Banking on the demand of organic products, 32-year-old Aravind from Pazhavoor left his IT job in Chennai and bought 17 acres to grow organic vegetables. The land, which he and his wife bought, brought in a …
  • Local body polls | State Election Commission warns against auctioning of posts September 17, 2021 10:21 pm In the wake of media reports over “auctioning of posts” in rural local bodies ahead of the polls scheduled in the nine newly-created districts, the Tamil Nadu State Election Commission (TNSEC) on Friday issued stern warning against such illegal acts. It …
  • India Book of Records breaks new boundaries September 17, 2021 2:28 pm New Delhi [India], September 17 (ANI/NewsVoir): Talent knows no boundary. This is a strong belief of India Book of Records that is committed to the business of record collection since 2006. India Book of Records promotes and fosters talents that the …
  • TN Police forms 8 teams to curtail violence in Tirunelveli district September 17, 2021 7:37 am The Tamil Nadu Police have constituted eight special teams to maintain peace in Tirunelveli district, which reported five murders, including two caste killings this week so far, the police said. Tirunelveli Superintendent of Police, Manivannan told IANS, “ …
  • Tension in Tirunelveli after two caste killings September 17, 2021 6:37 am Express News Service TIRUNELVELI: The district has been grappling with tension as five murders, including two caste killings, were reported in just three days from Monday to Wednesday night. One Sankara Subramanian (37) of a caste Hindu community from …
  • Rural local body polls: Decision to go solo might hurt both AIADMK, PMK September 17, 2021 12:49 am Express News Service CHENNAI/VILLUPURAM: The PMK’s decision to go alone in the upcoming rural local body polls in nine districts will put a damper on both the PMK and the AIADMK, say political observers and PMK functionaries. The PMK’s strength is the …
  • 117 school students test Covid positive since Sep 1 September 16, 2021 7:14 am Even as the authorities are mulling on the reopening of schools for junior classes in Tamil Nadu, a spike in Covid-19 cases among the school students has become a matter of worry for the state health and education departments. A few teachers have also …
  • Expert advice will inform decision on Classes I-VIII: School Education Minister September 15, 2021 8:18 pm A decision on reopening schools for Classes I to VIII will be taken based on the observations made by medical experts and the Department of Public Health at a meeting to be chaired by Chief Minister M.K. Stalin to review COVID-19 lockdown measures at the …
  • Filing of nominations starts for Tamil Nadu civic polls September 15, 2021 9:02 am By Chennaivision in Chennai News, News September 15, 2021 Filing of nominations for local body elections in nine newly-created districts of Tamil Nadu which would be held in two phases on October 6 and 9 has commenced today. Candidates can file nominations …
  • PMK walks out of AIADMK-led alliance September 14, 2021 11:57 pm The PMK exited the AIADMK-led front on Tuesday night, announcing unilaterally that it would go it alone in the rural local bodies elections, scheduled for October 6 and 9, in nine districts. It allied with the AIADMK for the 2019 Lok Sabha election and the …
  • Corp nod for agencies collecting dry waste September 14, 2021 10:53 pm Thiruvananthapuram: The city corporation council met here on Tuesday approved the proposal of the health standing committee to engage two agencies for the collection of dry waste in the city. As per the proposal, the corporation will earn money from the …
  • Between 2016 and 2020, at least 300 murder victims in Tamil Nadu were Dalits: NGO September 14, 2021 4:20 pm NGO Evidence, obtained information from police stations under the RTI Act; over 80% of these cases are still pending, the NGO said During the last five years, between January 2016 and December 2020, around 300 persons who were murdered in Tamil Nadu …
  • Tamil Nadu registers 1,580 cases, 22 deaths September 14, 2021 6:12 am Image used for representational purpose onlyCHENNAI: Fresh Covid-19 cases dropped to 1,580 on Monday compared to 1,608 on Sunday. New cases have come down for the second consecutive day, after the state saw cases go up for nearly four days last week. …
  • Taking MRTS to tier-II cities of Tamil Nadu September 14, 2021 5:47 am The Tamil Nadu government plans to take the Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) to tier II cities by approving preparation of feasibility studies, to implement it in the southern districts of Madurai, Salem, Tiruchirapalli and Tirunelveli, in August 2021. The …
  • Civic polls in 9 Tamil Nadu dists on October 6 and 9 September 14, 2021 1:29 am Picture used for representational purpose onlyLocal body elections in nine newly-created districts of Tamil Nadu would be held in two phases on October 6 and 9, state election commissioner V Palanikumar said Monday. Elections will be held in 39 unions on …
  • Rural local bodies polls in nine TN districts on Oct 6, 9 September 13, 2021 3:55 pm Rural local body elections in nine new districts of Tamil Nadu will take place on October 6 and October 9, and the results will be announced on October 12, State Election Commissioner, V. Palanikumar announced on Monday. The districts that are going to …
  • Elections to rural civic bodies in 9 TN districts on October 6 and 9, results on October 12 September 13, 2021 2:25 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: State Election Commissioner V Palanikumar on Monday notified the elections for rural local bodies in nine districts -- Chengalpattu, Kallakurichi, Kanchipuram, Ranipet, Tenkasi, Tirunelveli, Tirupathur, Villupuram, and Vellore …
  • ‘Exempt headmasters from civic poll duty’ September 13, 2021 12:58 pm TIRUNELVELI The Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary School Headmasters’ Association has appealed to the Collector to exempt the headmasters of higher secondary schools from the upcoming rural civic poll duties. In a petition submitted in the Collectorate on Monday …
  • 3 women passengers drugged, robbed of mobiles, gold from Nizamuddin Express September 13, 2021 3:15 am Image Source : PTI/FILE The incident came to light when they missed alighting in their respective stations and woke up when the train reached the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram.   Three women passengers were allegedly drugged and robbed of their …
  • Tamil Nadu gets new facility to identify different variants of COVID-19 September 12, 2021 11:04 am By Express News Service TIRUNELVELI: Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin is all set to inaugurate an exclusive laboratory at Chennai's Directorate of Medical and Rural Health Services that is equipped to identify different variants of the Covid-19, …
  • NGT bench turning into saviour of environment in TN September 12, 2021 4:25 am (MENAFN - IANS) Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) The Southern Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) is turning into a major saviour and a watchdog for the protection of the environment in Tamil Nadu. The tribunal has recently constituted a panel comprising of …
  • Building from scratch September 12, 2021 1:41 am Express News Service TIRUNELVELI: No object is ‘useless’ once you know what to do with it. And 43-year-old V Ananda Perumal wanted to declaim this to the public. He knew that if he showed the practicality of this principle, he could encourage public to …
  • Poaching of Madras hedgehogs for ‘medicine’ raises alarm September 10, 2021 11:33 pm Express News Service COIMBATORE: The small insectivorous mammal that looks like a pincushion with legs, commonly known as Madras Hedgehog or the South Indian Hedgehog, is being killed in large numbers, according to experts, for use in traditional medicine. …
  • Hindu outfits defy Covid ban, install Vinayakar idols in over 60k locations across TN September 10, 2021 11:33 pm By Express News Service As announced, Hindu Munnani (HM) and other Hindu outfits carried out public celebration of Vinayakar Chaturthi across the State by installing Vinayakar idols in public spaces across the State. The cadres also staged protests against …
  • In search of Tamil Nadu’s ancient global trade links September 10, 2021 9:47 am “Thiraikadal Odiyum Thiraviyam Thedu’’ is a famous Tamil saying, meaning venture across the oceans and seek prosperity or wealth. The ancient port city of Korkai in Tirunelveli district is an example of the exploratory spirit of the Tamil people who …
  • Grass not greener at Pattamadai mat weavers’ end September 10, 2021 2:27 am Express News Service TIRUNELVELI: The once flourishing trade in Pattamadai mats is on the decline. The number of artisans with the skills to weave the kora grass, found along the banks of the Thamirabharani, into fine silk mats has dwindled to just a …
  • History of Indian subcontinent should be written from TN: Stalin (Lead) September 9, 2021 5:53 pm (MENAFN - IANS) Chennai, Sep 9 (IANS) With archaeological findings in Tamil Nadu dating back to 4th century BC, Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Thursday said studies will be conducted in Egypt, South East Asian countries and some Indian states in search of …
  • TN to prove that history of Indian subcontinent began from Tamil landscape September 9, 2021 2:23 pm Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin said that the state government must scientifically prove that the history of the Indian subcontinent commenced from Tamil landscape. He was speaking in the legislative assembly on Thursday. Stalin was encouraged by the …
  • Porunai civilisation is 3,200 years old, says M.K. Stalin September 9, 2021 8:49 am A carbon dating analysis of rice with soil, found in a burial urn at Sivakalai in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu, by the Miami-based Beta Analytic Testing Laboratory has yielded the date of 1155 BC, indicating that the Thamirabarani civilisation dates …
  • Carbon dating proves that Tamirabarani civilisation is 3,200 years old: Tamil Nadu CM Stalin September 9, 2021 8:49 am Express News Service CHENNAI: At a time when excavations at various places including Keezhadi are revealing the hoary past of Tamils, Chief Minister MK Stalin on Thursday informed the state Assembly that carbon dating analysis of the rice with husk found …
  • Tickets free, but bus rides now cost TN women their dignity September 9, 2021 3:08 am Express News Service TENKASI: On August 28, a 65-year-old woman was forced to alight from a government bus plying from Alangulam to Ambasamudram by the driver, reportedly because she wasn’t wearing a mask. Looking at the elderly woman he had just sent out …
  • Special school funds future of its students  September 19, 2021 1:03 am Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: The year was 1980. Darling Selvabai, who was working in a school for children with hearing disability in Manamadurai, was approached by a man to enroll his child in the school. Selvabai soon found out the child did not …
  • Woman hires goons to murder husband September 18, 2021 12:41 am Coimbatore: The rural police on Thursday arrested a Sulur-based woman and three hired goons for attempting to murder her husband two weeks ago. The arrested people were identified as Thilagavathi, 48, wife of C Subramaniam of Moolai Veetu Thottam at East …
  • Tamil Nadu Government Signs Up For Techtextil India 2021 To Push Technical Textile Investments... September 16, 2021 9:46 pm MUMBAI — September 16, 2021 — In a bid to strengthen indigenous production through the state and attract investors, the nodal agency for investment promotion and facilitation for the Government of Tamil Nadu – Guidance has signed up for Techtextil India …
  • 5000 saplings in 48 hours: Meet the cyclist brothers working to make a greener TN a reality September 16, 2021 12:08 pm Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: It all began during the first Covid lockdown. Taking a leaf out of their mother's book, Arun(25) and Shrikanth(22) from Kallamanaickerpatti of Vembakottai planted two saplings. A year later, this little hobby of …
  • Tamil Nadu registers 1,580 cases, 22 deaths September 14, 2021 6:12 am Image used for representational purpose onlyCHENNAI: Fresh Covid-19 cases dropped to 1,580 on Monday compared to 1,608 on Sunday. New cases have come down for the second consecutive day, after the state saw cases go up for nearly four days last week. …
  • One killed, 7 injured in blast at illegal TN firecracker unit September 10, 2021 2:11 pm (MENAFN - IANS) Chennai, Sep 10 (IANS) A man was killed and seven others were injured in a blast at an illegal firecracker unit in Tamil Nadu's Virudhunagar district on Friday, police said. The blast occurred at the residence of Balamurugan at …
  • One dead, seven injured in blast at illegal cracker unit in Tamil Nadu September 10, 2021 8:37 am By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: One person died and seven others suffered injuries in a fire blast at an illegal cracker manufacturing unit at Thayilpatti of Vembakottai on Friday morning. The unit was being run at a house belonging to one …
  • Tamil Nadu records 1,544 new Coronavirus cases, 19 deaths September 7, 2021 7:23 pm By PTI CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu on Tuesday logged 1,544 new Coronavirus positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the State's tally to 26,25,778 cases. With 19 deaths due to the infection, the death toll has risen to 35,055. Four districts contributed to …
  • TN seeks 1 crore more Covid vaccine doses from Centre September 7, 2021 12:01 pm Besides the need to vaccinate 3.4 crore people with the first dose, at least 18.9 lakh people are due for their second dose as of September 5, Tamil Nadu health minister Ma Subramanian said.CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu health minister Ma Subramanian has written to …
  • New Covid case count dips in Tamil Nadu September 7, 2021 2:52 am Picture used for representational purpose onlyCHENNAI: After reporting a hike in daily Covid-19 cases for four consecutive days, Tamil Nadu reported a dip in cases on Monday when it reported 1,556 new cases compared to 1,592 on Sunday. Yet, at least 19 …
  • TN to organise 10,000 COVID-19 vaccination camps on a single day September 5, 2021 2:42 pm The aim is to inoculate 20 lakh persons in one day; more vaccines arriving to ensure all residents of districts bordering Kerala are vaccinated, Health Minister Ma. Subramanian said Tamil Nadu is planning to hold nearly 10,000 vaccination camps with a …
  • Two groups of teachers run open-community schools in Virudhunagar district September 5, 2021 4:04 am Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: We learn and unlearn several things through the course of our lives. And it is not uncommon to be back at square one, considering we still have our basics intact. Sadly, that is not the case with everyone, especially …
  • Grandson keeps alive Silambam master's tradition, trains vi September 4, 2021 2:47 pm Sivakasi (Tamil Nadu) [India], September 4 (ANI): Inspired by his grandfather, a 21-year-old has been imparting training for free in Silambam, an ancient Indian martial art form to residents of Sivakasi, a small village in Tamil Nadu's Virudhunagar …
  • Hesitancy still high: Chennai lags behind in vaccinating pregnant mothers against COVID-19 September 4, 2021 3:37 am Express News Service CHENNAI: While COVID-19 vaccination coverage among antenatal (pregnant) mothers in Tamil Nadu has increased from 37 per cent on August 20 to 56 per cent on August 30, concerns remain as the vaccination coverage in Chennai still is much …
  • 15 districts in Tamil Nadu report marginal increase in fresh Covid infections September 4, 2021 2:57 am 19 deaths recorded on Friday took the death toll to 34,980 and the state reported a cumulative case tally of 26.19 lakh.CHENNAI: Fresh cases of Covid-19 went up marginally to 1,568 on Friday compared to 1,562 on Thursday and 1,509 on Wednesday. Fifteen …
  • No deaths due to COVID-19 in 26 districts September 2, 2021 6:07 am With the State reporting 1,509 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, there was no death due to COVID-19 in 26 of the 38 districts. Of the 20 deaths recorded in the State, Cuddalore reported four deaths, while five districts, including Chennai and Coimbatore, …
  • Parks for future mobility, apparels announced August 31, 2021 9:18 pm An integrated apparel park in Virudhunagar district at a cost of ₹400 crore, a future mobility park in Krishnagiri district at a cost of ₹300 crore and a SIPCOT Industrial Park in Tiruvallur district, costing ₹250 crore, were among the major announcements …
  • Virudhunagar police seize gutka worth Rs 17 lakh, 3 held August 30, 2021 10:12 am
  • A family dedicated to freeing this TN town from caste fetters August 29, 2021 1:41 am Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: Sivakasi has many monikers — fireworks hub, Kutty Japan, and capital of offset printing. But there is another area this bustling industrial region excels in, seldom discussed but very much a part of its identity — …
  • T.N.’s positivity rate drops below 1% August 28, 2021 2:26 am Tamil Nadu’s positivity rate dropped below 1% on Friday. Of the 1,62,487 tests done, 1,542 people tested positive for COVID-19, a positivity rate of 0.95%. However, fresh infections saw a marginal increase for the second day in a row in Coimbatore. The …
  • 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 …
  • Samunnati, University of Hyderabad to rope in FPOs August 26, 2021 6:07 am Farmers in Tamil Nadu, and their peers in other States, are about to soon taste the benefits of blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions. Samunnati, a Chennai-based organisation which works with Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs …
  • Tamil Nadu reports 1,573 fresh COVID-19 cases August 25, 2021 11:23 pm Except for three districts of Tamil Nadu, all others reported less than 100 fresh cases each on Wednesday. The State recorded 1,573 fresh cases, as against a total of 1,56,386 persons tested, according to the daily bulletin issued by the Directorate of …
  • How Chennai’s migrants gave the city its iconic street food havens August 25, 2021 7:50 am A melting pot of migrants, Chennai is home to myriad communities who have given the city some iconic street foods, from bread butter bun to hand-churned ice cream. This Madras Day, we pay tribute As locals, we know what to order at Chennai’s most iconic …
  • Virudhunagar: Dog biting dog leaves shadow on nasty caste politics August 25, 2021 12:24 am By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: In an incident that recalls the beginning of Tamil film Pariyerum Perumal, caste Hindus from Kottaipatti village of Elayirampannai, near Sattur in the district, allegedly killed a dog belonging to a person of the …
  • Covid-19: 10 TN districts selected for next round of sero survey August 24, 2021 2:29 am By Express News Service COIMBATORE: With new positive cases on the decline, the health department is planning to conduct the next round of the serum surveillance survey in ten districts to ascertain the trend. According to sources, the ten districts are …
  • Woman constable killed by husband August 21, 2021 12:10 pm A woman constable Banupriya (31) was found dead in her house in Virudhunagar on Saturday. Police said that she was married to Vignesh (33) of Palanganatham in Madurai five years ago. The couple had two children aged four and two years respectively. …
  • Virudhunagar pioneers an ‘Udhayam’ for disabled August 21, 2021 12:28 am Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: When public spaces lag in becoming accessible to persons with disabilities, the Virudhunagar district has pioneered a scheme to ensure that at least the basic needs of the disabled persons can be met in their homes. …
  • Virudhunagar man's tiny tribute to Neeraj Chopra  August 12, 2021 10:15 am By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: This 45-year-old man's world is filled with miniatures of gold and silver. Meet Samuthiram (45) of Rajapalayam, a goldsmith and jeweller by profession for 25 years but a miniature artist at heart. A Commerce …
  • ₹10 crore allotted for drip irrigation to 1,668 hectares of horticulture crop in Virudhunagar July 25, 2021 10:20 am The Virudhunagar district administration has allocated ₹10 crore for providing drip irrigation to 1,668 hectares of horticulture farms for the year 2021-22. In a statement, Virudhunagar Collector, J. Meghanath Reddy, said that small and marginal farmers …
  • Roads in Virudhunagar help Tamil language travel next generation July 16, 2021 10:54 pm Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going - Rita Mae Brown Taking a cue from the American writer, this panchayat president is on a mission; a mission to teach …
  • Special vaccination drive for persons with disabilities, transgender people begins in Virudhunagar June 24, 2021 12:11 pm The Virudhunagar district administration began a special COVID-19 vaccination drive for vulnerable people such as persons with disabilities and transgender people, on Thursday. Based on instructions from Virudhunagar Collector, J. Meghanath Reddy, the …
  • Tamil Nadu: 5-year-old among 3 die in blast at illegal firecracker factory in Virudhunagar June 21, 2021 2:32 pm Three persons including a five-year-old boy died in a blast at an illegal fire cracker unit at Kalaignar colony of Thayilpatti in Sattur on Monday morning. Local people said that fire broke out during the making of crackers. Police sources said that …
  • Virudhunagar cracker unit blast: NGT directs Tamil Nadu to conduct carrying capacity study June 20, 2021 12:47 pm By PTI NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Tamil Nadu government to conduct a carrying capacity assessment of an area in the state's Virudhunagar district where a blast at a firecracker factory in February killed 19 workers. The …
  • 20-year-old in Virudhunagar may have longest tongue June 14, 2021 9:53 am
  • As no stocks available for people, Virudhunagar MP rejects second dose of COVID-19 vaccine June 8, 2021 10:13 am Congress MP, B. Manickam Tagore, said pressure from the Supreme Court and appeals from leaders of Opposition parties and CMs had forced PM Modi to announce that the Union government would bear the cost of COVID-19 vaccines for all States With government …
  • Installation of oxygen generator underway in Virudhunagar June 6, 2021 11:23 am Even as medical oxygen supply has stabilized in the hospitals in Virudhunagar district, installation of one oxygen generator has come as a big relief to Virudhunagar Government Medical College hospital. The generator, sponsored by National Highways …
  • Covid centres opened in Virudhunagar, Theni June 5, 2021 1:08 am By Express News Service CHENNAI/VIRUDHUNAGAR/THENI: Chief Minister MK Stalin inaugurated a special 200-bed Covid Treatment Centre in Virudhunagar and a similar facility, with 300 beds, at Kombai in Theni, through video-conferencing at the …
  • TN CM opens COVID-19 centres in Theni, Virudhunagar districts June 4, 2021 3:18 pm Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Friday virtually opened COVID-19 Care Centres in Theni and Virudhunagar districts. A 300-bed facility has been set up at Kombai near Uthamapalayam in Theni district and another with 200 beds has been set up in K.V.S …
  • After Coimbatore, Virudhunagar sees sharp increase in Covid caseload May 29, 2021 1:25 am By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: The district stands second, next to Coimbatore, in the increase of the absolute number of Covid cases in a week. Virudhunagar has recorded 403 cases more than the number of cases recorded at the start of the week. Also …
  • 570 cases in Virudhunagar district May 15, 2021 4:00 pm Virudhunagar district reported 570 positive cases with a discharge of 402 patients which took the number of active cases closer to 3,999 on Saturday. The district reported three more deaths on Saturday, while the medical bulletin mentioned four deaths - …
  • Three of a family found dead near Virudhunagar April 27, 2021 8:21 am Three members of a family were found dead in their houses near Kariyapatti on Tuesday. The police identified the deceased as M. Muniyammal (40), her mother, Adaikkalam (65) and her daughter, Jayalalitha (16). While Muniyammal and her daughter lived in a …
  • Over 200 bars in Virudhunagar district closed, police anticipate law and order problems April 26, 2021 8:11 am A total of 147 bars attached to TASMAC retail shops and as many as 62 FL-2 and FL-3 private bars have been indefinitely closed down following an order from the district administration for their closure to contain the raising COVID-19 cases. The closure …
  • Strong wind damages crops in Virudhunagar district April 19, 2021 5:59 pm After a lockdown-induced loss in 2020 summer, strong wind played havoc for Madras Thorn Fruit (Kodikkaipuli) farmer K. Chinnathambi, 61, of Thathampatti this summer. A gale on Friday evening left many of his well-grown trees either uprooted or their …
  • Fire breaks out at firecracker factory in TN's Virudhunagar April 5, 2021 2:21 pm Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 5 (ANI): A fire broke out at a firecracker factory in the Duraiswamipuram area of Sivakasi in Virudhunagar district on Monday. According to District Magistrate, R Kannan, one person has died while two others have …
  • Virudhunagar fire: Three workers die March 15, 2021 1:34 am
  • Death toll mounts to 25 in Virudhunagar factory fire in TN March 9, 2021 2:26 pm Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu) [India], March 9 (ANI): The death toll in the February 12 blaze that broke out in a fireworks manufacturing factory in Tamil Nadu's Virudhunagar district has gone up to 25, the district collector said. The Virudhunagar Police …
  • Virudhunagar cracker unit blast toll rises to 21 as woman succumbs February 19, 2021 8:02 pm By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: The death toll from the blast at the Achankulam Sree Mariyammal Fireworks factory has risen to 21 after a 30-year-old woman succumbed to burn injuries on Friday morning.  Vai Jeyanthi Mala from Padanthal of Sattur was …
  • Virudhunagar blast death toll rises to 20, Tamil Nadu seeks amendment to Explosives Act  February 14, 2021 9:59 pm Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: The death toll in the Achankulam Sree Mariyammal Fireworks factory mishap rose to 20, with a 51-year-old man succumbing to burn injuries on Sunday evening. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu revenue secretary K Phanindra Reddy asked …
  • 15 killed in accident at Virudhunagar cracker unit February 12, 2021 8:43 pm In one of the worst fireworks accidents in recent times, 15 workers were killed and 33 injured in an explosion that ripped through Sree Mariyammal Fireworks near Vembakottai in Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu on Friday. “Fifteen workers have died, …
  • Man hacked to death in Virudhunagar district February 10, 2021 12:47 am
  • HC allows 15-year-old Virudhunagar girl to terminate pregnancy January 23, 2021 9:58 pm Taking cognisance of reports by medical experts, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has permitted the termination of pregnancy of a 15-year-old girl from Virudhunagar. The court also ordered that a monthly maintenance of ₹5,000 be paid to the girl …
  • Intense wet spell take a toll on paddy crop in Virudhunagar January 19, 2021 1:30 pm Paddy grown in nearly half the extent of farmland in Virudhunagar district is feared destroyed by the recent incessant rain. While paddy coverage has been around 19,000 hectares, an official said that around 10,000 ha of the crop, especially in Narikudi, …
  • Credit potential assessed for Virudhunagar December 18, 2020 3:15 pm Virudhunagar The Potential-linked Credit Plan (PLP) for 2021-22 prepared by NABARD has assessed a credit potential of ₹ 8,668.44 crore for Virudhunagar district, with a projected growth of around 4% more than the projections for the current year. The PLP …
  • DMK, AIADMK party cadres clash in Virudhunagar December 7, 2020 5:51 pm By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: DMK and AIADMK cadres clashed in Virudhunagar on Monday while staging protests. While AIADMK cadre were protesting against DMK MP A Raja's comments against late chief minister J Jayalalithaa and CM Edappadi K …
  • Tamil Nadu CM's effigy burnt in Virudhunagar December 5, 2020 2:56 pm AIADMK cadres, who came to know of the Vellalar Munnetra Kazhagam member's move to burn the effigy, protested and tried to enter the private marriage hall where the detained persons were kept. MADURAI: Members of the Vellalar Munnetra Kazhagam were …
  • Cyclone Burevi: 17 houses damaged due to rainfall in Virudhunagar December 3, 2020 10:57 pm By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: Heavy rains damaged 17 houses at Kariapatti, Tiruchuli, Srivilliputhur, and Virudhunagar on Thursday evening. Responding quickly, the officials shifted all the residents to the nearest relief centres. District …
  • Fall Armyworm attack leaves Virudhunagar maize farmers in a lurch December 3, 2020 8:50 am Farmers say that maize raised on 1,200 acres could potentially be lost due to the pest attack An attack of Fall Armyworm on several acres of maize grown in the district has rendered over 80 days of hard work and huge investments on farm inputs, a wasteful …
  • Portion of bridge collapses near Virudhunagar November 17, 2020 4:06 pm Widespread incessant rain in Virudhunagar district on Monday that continued in some parts of the district on Tuesday evening led to the collapse of a portion of a road overbridge at R.R. Nagar on the Madurai-Tirunelveli highway. However, no one was injured …
  • 'AIADMK will win all 7 seats in Virudhunagar' October 15, 2020 9:15 pm
  • AIADMK will win all seven assembly constituencies in Virudhunagar: Minister KT Rajendra Bhalaji October 15, 2020 6:47 pm
  • 36 Amma mobile ration shops for Virudhunagar October 12, 2020 4:58 pm Thirty-six Amma mobile ration shops would be operational to serve 60 places in Virudhunagar district, Minister for Dairy Development K.T. Rajenthra Bhalaji said. Flagging of Amma mobile ration shops in the presence of Collector R. Kannan here on Monday, he …
  • Virudhunagar farmers encouraged to produce certified seeds for vegetables October 5, 2020 8:50 am For the first time, Department of Horticulture is providing subsidies on various components for farmers interested in producing certified seeds for various vegetables. The department has fixed a target of covering 16.4 hectare of land to produce 7.631 …
  • 153 flood-prone areas identified in Virudhunagar district October 3, 2020 4:41 pm Officials have been instructed to keep a close watch of 153 places identified as vulnerable for flooding during monsoon and prevent inundation. Reviewing the state of preparedness to face north-east monsoon here on Saturday, secretary of Social Welfare and …
  • Virudhunagar: Tasmac liquor shops shut on Fri September 10, 2020 2:57 pm
  • Operation Greens: Guava, sapotta farmers in Virudhunagar offered subsidies August 28, 2020 8:57 am The Department of Agriculture has invited guava and sapotta farmers to avail themselves of the benefits of the ‘Operation Greens’ scheme, by way of a 50% subsidy in transportation charges and cold storage facility rental charges. The scheme is aimed at …
  • Bluetooth masks a hit among Virudhunagar residents August 4, 2020 4:54 am By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: Masks, the lone fighter in the battle against Coronavirus, is no longer just a protective equipment. It's a fashion statement as well. Ask Nagarajan aka 'Pasumai India' Nagarajan from Virudhunagar who …
  • Number of containment zones in Virudhunagar up August 1, 2020 3:42 pm
  • Virudhunagar follows Chennai in Covid number July 28, 2020 5:51 pm
  • Record number of deaths, positive cases in Virudhunagar July 22, 2020 3:46 pm Virudhunagar district registered the highest single-day tally of 363 positive cases and death toll of six on Wednesday. With this, the district’s death toll rose to 34 and the total number of cases to 4,287. The day also saw the highest number of patients …
  • Virudhunagar cop suspended for taking bribe July 20, 2020 9:27 am Representative image MADURAI: A Virudhunagar West police inspector was placed under suspension for having received Rs 16,000 as bribe in a suicide case. A woman named Kogila had committed suicide in January due to a family dispute. Since she died within …
  • Number of active cases crosses 2,000 mark in Virudhunagar July 19, 2020 4:22 pm VIRUDHUNAGAR/MADURAI The number of active COVID-19 cases went past the 2,000-mark to reach 2,071 in Virudhunagar with the addition of 265 fresh cases on Sunday. The total number of positive cases in the district rose to 3,393. The death toll in the …
  • Head constable dies of Covid in Virudhunagar July 5, 2020 4:56 pm
  • Wife of COVID-19 victim dies by suicide in Chennai's Virudhunagar June 27, 2020 5:44 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: The wife of a COVID-19 victim has died of suicide in Virudhunagar, on Saturday. Her 57-year-old husband was a railway booking staff working at Virudhunagar railway station while she was a teacher working at a private school …
  • COVID-19 contact tracing an uphill battle in Virudhunagar village April 23, 2020 9:06 pm By Express News Service MADURAI: Two new positive cases were reported from Kanniseripudhur, a remote village in Virudhunagar, and one from in Srivilliputhur on Thursday. With a total of 22 positive cases reported so far, Virudhunagar has crossed over to …
  • Villages in Madurai, Virudhunagar keep menstruating women away March 2, 2020 12:12 am Every time a woman in Pottal Pacheri gets her monthly period, she makes her way to a dilapidated room in the middle of the village where barely two people can stand comfortably. Even if she does not get it after 30 days, she usually ends up going to the …
  • Virudhunagar: 3 killed in blast at cracker unit February 20, 2020 2:00 am By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: Three persons, including a 16-year-old boy, were killed and six others were injured in an explosion at a firecracker unit in Chinnakamanpatti on Wednesday. It is believed that while workers were handling chemicals in a …
  • Three killed in firecracker unit blast at Tamil Nadu's Virudhunagar February 19, 2020 12:51 pm By PTI VIRUDHUNAGAR Three people, including a 65-year-old woman, died and four others were injured in a blast at a firecracker manufacturing unit near Sattur in Virudhunagar district on Wednesday, police said. There were 30 people working in some sheds in …
  • Police open fire in the air to end clash between two communities near Virudhunagar  January 4, 2020 10:54 am By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: Police opened four rounds of fire to control a clash between two communities in Tiruchuli on Friday night after people belonging to one community pelted stones at the others' vehicles. Sengulam and Paralachi are …
  • Clash in TN’s Virudhunagar, police fire in air January 3, 2020 8:26 pm Chennai, Jan 3 (IANS) Police opened fire in Tamil Nadu’s Virudhunagar on Friday in order to disperse two clashing groups. According to the reports reaching at the police headquarters here, a group was returning home after paying their respects to freedom …
  • HC summons Virudhunagar SP June 14, 2019 5:02 pm MADURAI The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Friday summoned the Virudhunagar Superintendent of Police after a policeman complained that he was issued a charge memo 10 months after being acquitted of the same charges. Justice D. Krishnakumar …
  • Virudhunagar district slips to 6th rank April 29, 2019 2:18 pm After a fall in State ranking in overall pass percentage in Plus Two examination, Virudhunagar district slipped to sixth position in Class 10 examination too. Bucking State-wide trend of improvement, the district, which stood third in the State with 98.2% …
  • 4 of a family killed in Virudhunagar accident March 25, 2019 2:25 pm
  • Four of a family killed in accident in Virudhunagar district March 25, 2019 10:35 am
  • Firecracker industry's future to rule Virudhunagar polls March 20, 2019 6:05 am Chennai: The uncertainty hanging over the future of the Rs 6,000 crore fireworks industry is expected to burst as a major campaign plank for the opposition parties during the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in the Virudhunagar constituency of Tamil Nadu. " …
  • Four DPCs opened Virudhunagar January 29, 2019 2:26 pm Virudhunagar Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation has opened four direct procurement centres (DPCs) in the district to procure paddy at a remunerative price directly from the farmers. The DPCs have been opened at Seithur and Devadanam in Rajapalayam Taluk …
  • TN's Virudhunagar tops list of 111 aspirational dist. December 27, 2018 10:01 pm NEW DELHI: Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu has topped the chart of aspirational districts which have shown the most improvement in the six parameters on which the survey is based. The government think tank Niti Aayog launched the Aspirational Districts …
  • Tamil Nadu’s Virudhunagar tops list of 111 aspirational districts December 27, 2018 9:32 pm NEW DELHI: Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu has topped the chart of aspirational districts which have shown the most improvement in the six parameters on which the survey is based. The government think tank Niti Aayog launched the Aspirational Districts …
  • Virudhunagar, Naupada, Sidharthnagar among top 3 December 27, 2018 1:07 pm NEW DELHI: Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu), Naupada (Odisha) and Sidharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) have emerged as the top three districts in the ranking of aspirational districts by Niti Aayog. Pakur (Jharkhand), Hailakandi (Assam) and Chatra (Jharkhand) are three …
  • Virudhunagar, Naupada, Sidharthnagar among top 3 aspirational districts December 27, 2018 1:03 pm NEW DELHI: Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu), Naupada (Odisha) and Sidharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) have emerged as the top three districts in the ranking of aspirational districts by Niti Aayog. Pakur (Jharkhand), Hailakandi (Assam) and Chatra (Jharkhand) are three …
  • Jharkhand’s Pakur ranked worst, TN’s Virudhunagar best among aspirational districts December 27, 2018 12:08 pm New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) The NITI Aayog on Thursday ranked Jharkhand’s Pakur district the worst and Tamil Nadu’s Virudhunagar the best among the nation’s 111 backward districts. The second “delta ranking” of backward districts — which the NITI Aayog has …
  • Virudhunagar, Naupada, Sidharthnagar among top 3 aspirational districts December 27, 2018 11:11 am New Delhi, Dec 27 () Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu), Naupada (Odisha) and Sidharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) have emerged as the top three districts in the ranking of aspirational districts by Niti Aayog. Pakur (Jharkhand), Hailakandi (Assam) and Chatra (Jharkhand) …
  • Niti Aayog aspirational districts ranking 2018: Virudhunagar, Naupada, Sidharthnagar among top 3 December 27, 2018 10:57 am NEW DELHI: Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu), Naupada (Odisha) and Sidharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) have emerged as the top three districts in the ranking of aspirational districts by Niti Aayog. Pakur (Jharkhand), Hailakandi (Assam) and Chatra (Jharkhand) are three …
  • Virudhunagar GH gets two battery cars October 12, 2018 2:26 pm VIRUDHUNAGAR Dedicating two battery operated cars at the government headquarters hospital here exclusively for patients’ use, Collector A. Sivagnanam said on Friday that public, particularly elders who could not walk and or were seriously ill, could use …
  • Tamil Nadu Class 12 results: 91.1% students pass, Virudhunagar district tops list May 16, 2018 4:32 am CHENNAI: Around 91% of the students who appeared for the Tamil Nadu state board higher secondary certificate (Class XII) exams passed, said school education minister K A Sengottaiyan on Wednesday. The overall pass percentage dipped from 92.1% last year to …
  • Govt opens new dental college in Virudhunagar January 24, 2018 5:24 am
  • GST levy: Fireworks units shut shop in Virudhunagar district July 3, 2017 1:06 pm Four to five lakh workers involved in the industry had been affected due to the closure of the units. Virudhunagar: Fireworks manufacturing units in this district, considered hub of fireworks industry, remained shut for the third day today in protest …
  • Second govt dental college in TN to come up at Virudhunagar April 13, 2017 2:40 am CHENNAI: Fulfilling a promise made by the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the State Assembly on August 26, 2015, Chief Minister ‘Edappadi’ K Palaniswami on Wednesday announced that a new government dental college will be started at Virudhunagar.   …
  • Jallikattu: Bull gores Tamil Nadu cop to death in Virudhunagar January 24, 2017 4:21 am VIRUDHUNAGAR: A bull gored a 30-year-old policeman to death at a jallikattu event at Kansapuram village near Srivilliputhur in Virudhunagar district on Monday, while a spectator was injured during a similar event at Rapoosal in Pudukkottai district on …
  • Policeman on duty killed by bull at jallikattu in village of Virudhunagar district; Assembly passes Bill January 24, 2017 1:52 am The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on Monday evening unanimously passed a Bill that will replace the jallikattu ordinance. Protesters assured the police that they will disperse from the Marina Beach once they get a signed copy of the ordinance. Protests …
  • T.N.’s positivity rate drops below 1% August 28, 2021 2:26 am Tamil Nadu’s positivity rate dropped below 1% on Friday. Of the 1,62,487 tests done, 1,542 people tested positive for COVID-19, a positivity rate of 0.95%. However, fresh infections saw a marginal increase for the second day in a row in Coimbatore. The …
  • Try to complete Madurai AIIMS construction in three years: Madras HC to Centre August 18, 2021 2:37 am Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Tuesday asked the Union government to complete the construction of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Madurai expeditiously, preferably within three years.  A Bench …
  • Tamil Nadu CM presents awards on Independence Day August 15, 2021 11:51 am Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin presented the Kalpana Chawla Award for Courage and Daring Enterprise to P. Shanmuga Priya, posthumously, at the Independence Day celebrations at Fort St. George on Sunday. The late Dr. Shanmuga Priya was a medical …
  • Phase 1 of fintech city project to come up in Nandambakkam August 14, 2021 1:44 am A fintech city in Chennai will be developed in two phases at Nandambakkam and Kavanur, Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan announced in the State Assembly on Friday. The first phase will be developed at Nandambakkam at an estimated cost of ₹165 crore. …
  • Tamil Nadu government plans establishment of Fintech city at Nandambakkam, Kavanur in two phases August 13, 2021 12:17 pm By PTI CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu government will be developing  Fintech city in Chennai in two phases at Nandambakkam and Kavanur. The first phase will be developed at Nandambakkam at an estimated cost of Rs 165 crore, according to Finance Minister Palanivel …
  • It’s not over yet: How India continues to combat the delta variant that led to catastrophe for those near, watching from afar August 11, 2021 11:57 pm The scenes broadcasted across news channels around the world were grim. Firewood became a treasured resource as it was desperately sought out for performing last rites. Rain washed away bodies buried under riverbeds. Hospitals turned away patients due to a …
  • New coronavirus cases rise in Tamil Nadu for second consecutive day July 31, 2021 3:06 am Express News Service CHENNAI: As the number of fresh Covid-19 cases in the State increased for the second consecutive day, health minister Ma Subramanian on Friday said that officials in districts where cases are increasing have been instructed to admit …
  • Centre’s reply on Madurai AIIMS admission sought by Madras HC July 27, 2021 12:41 am By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Monday sought a response from the Central government on the State government’s stand to admit 50 students to the MBBS course in AIIMS, Madurai this year. The State Health …
  • Twinkle on impact of Covid on medical sector June 16, 2021 11:48 pm Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], June 16 (ANI): Author Twinkle Khanna has been at the forefront of numerous relief efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, she took to her Instagram account to thank everyone for helping her to arrange oxygen …
  • 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, …
  • 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. …
  • Sterlite Copper’s medical oxygen dispatches cross 500 mt mark June 7, 2021 4:01 pm Sterlite Copper in Thoothukudi has dispatched 500 mt of medical oxygen since the plant started production on May 19. On Monday, the plant achieved the milestone of dispatching 542.92 mt of medical-grade liquid oxygen, in addition to 265 oxygen gas …
  • KiRa inscribed a new landscape on the literary map May 27, 2021 5:27 pm The transformation of Rayangala Srikrishna Rajanarayana Perumal Ramanujam Naicker into the writer Ki. Rajanarayanan (KiRa) followed a most unlikely path. A late bloomer, who did not write much until his late 30s, got the honour of a state funeral, denied …
  • 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 …
  • The Saviour is here: Oxygen Express reaches Thoothukudi May 18, 2021 5:01 am By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: Oxygen Express from Rourkela Steel Plant in Odisha reached Thoothukudi's Meelavittan station on Monday, carrying 78.82 Metric Tonnes of liquid oxygen in five tankers rolled onto the wagon. The tanker lorries were …
  • Indian Man Wins Netizens' Heart For Helping Visually-Impaired Man In Singapore May 8, 2021 4:57 pm Gunasekaran Manikandan, an Indian national in Singapore has been lauded for helping a visually-impaired elderly man to cross the road and then walk him to a polyclinic. Manikandan, who is working here as land survey assistant, was working along Ang Mo Kio …
  • 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 …
  • TN live: 1/2 of active cases require hospitalisation April 22, 2021 9:45 am The ten southern districts of the state reported 2,003 fresh cases on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the central region reported 930 fresh cases, taking the tally to 94,962. Trichy continued to be on top with 357 fresh cases, and 2,512 active cases. The southern TN …
  • TN polls: DMDK quits AIADMK-BJP alliance March 10, 2021 11:32 am Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], March 9 (ANI): Ahead of the Tamil Nadu assembly polls, actor-turned-politician Vijayakanth-led Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) on Tuesday quit the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)-Bharatiya Janata …
  • Museum celebrates the functional beauty of vintage technology March 3, 2021 10:47 pm The Chettinad Vintage Gallery in Pillaiyarpatti, Sivagangai district, has a motley collection of rare cars, clocks, cameras and more — all in working condition In many ways, L M Lakshmanan is living his boyhood dream. “I got interested in automobiles …
  • Fever-pitch of Tamil Nadu Elections March 3, 2021 4:43 pm By Express News Service Notice period to register parties cut Chennai: Considering the hurdles posed by Covid-19 pandemic, Election Commission of India (ECI) has shortened the public notice period for registering new political parties from 30 days to 7 …
  • 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 …
  • Ashok Leyland commences commercial production of buses at Vijayawada plant February 19, 2021 8:04 am It is the first plant set up in Andhra Pradesh will have a capacity to manufacture 4,800 buses per annum. Spread over a 75-acre site at Mallavalli village, 40-km from Vijayawada, the plant will include latest technologies to deliver the high-quality …
  • Ashok Leyland to reduce carbon footprint by 60% for countrywide operations February 18, 2021 5:29 am At present, 75 per cent of its energy consumption in Tamil Nadu and 60 per cent throughout India is procured through the solar rooftop, solar ground mount and wind-based renewable energy. Hinduja Renewables, part of the Hinduja Group, is focused on …
  • With renewable power, Ashok Leyland cuts its carbon footprint by 60 per cent February 17, 2021 11:58 pm Truck and bus maker Ashok Leyland has announced that it has increased the sourcing of clean energy to 60 per cent for its countrywide operations. Now 75 per cent of its energy consumption in Tamil Nadu and 60 per cent throughout India is procured through …
  • Ashok Leyland ups sourcing of clean energy, to cut carbon footprint by 60% February 17, 2021 12:25 pm Commercial vehicle major Ashok Leyland has increased the sourcing of clean energy to 60 per cent for its countrywide operations. Around 75 per cent of its energy consumption in Tamil Nadu and around 60 per cent throughout India is procured through the …
  • Ashok Leyland increases clean energy sourcing to 60% for countrywide ops February 17, 2021 12:25 pm Hinduja Group flagship Ashok Leyland on Wednesday said it has increased the sourcing of clean energy to 60 per cent for its countrywide operations. Now 75 per cent of the company's energy consumption in Tamil Nadu and 60 per cent throughout the country …
  • Ashok Leyland increases clean energy sourcing to 60 per cent for countrywide operations February 17, 2021 10:37 am New Delhi: Hinduja Group flagship on Wednesday said it has increased the sourcing of clean energy to 60 per cent for its countrywide operations. Now 75 per cent of the company's energy consumption in Tamil Nadu and 60 per cent throughout the country is …
  • Heavy rains lash parts of Tamil Nadu, likely to continue till Jan 14 January 12, 2021 1:05 pm Image Source : PTI/REPRESENTATIVE Heavy rains lash parts of Tamil Nadu Heavy rainfall lashed parts of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heavy rains will continue to lash the state till January 14. "Very …
  • ‘Normal’ NE monsoon for TN, rain deficit in Kerala December 7, 2020 2:02 pm The meteorological subdivision of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry has managed to emerge into the ‘normal’ category so far during the North-East monsoon even as remnants of erstwhile cyclone ‘Burevi’ promise rain to isolated places over the region on Monday and …
  • NE monsoon so far: ‘Normal’ for TN, deficit in Kerala December 7, 2020 12:07 pm The meteorological subdivision of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry has managed to emerge into the ‘normal’ category so far during the North-East monsoon, even as remnants of the erstwhile cyclone ‘Burevi’ promise rain over isolated parts of the region today ( …
  • Today’s weather: Depression stays put, but sustains rain over Tamil Nadu December 5, 2020 8:31 am An ‘orange' alert continues to be valid for Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal and South Kerala and a ‘yellow’ alert for Lakshadweep for today (Saturday) a day after a remnant depression from erstwhile cyclone ‘Burevi’ remained stationary over the Gulf …
  • 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 …
  • Cyclone Burevi weakens into deep depression, to cross Tamil Nadu early on Friday December 3, 2020 5:58 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: The cyclonic storm ‘Burevi’ over the Gulf of Mannar close to Pamban moved westwards with a speed of 9 kmph weakened into a deep depression and lay centered at close to Ramanathapuram coast, about 20 km southwest of Pamban …
  • Weather: South TN, Kerala on edge as Cyclone Burevi leaves Lanka December 3, 2020 11:42 am Cyclone Burevi, which was over Sri Lanka, moved west-northwestwards and was located about 40 km East of Mannar (Sri Lanka), 120 km East-South-East of Pamban, and 320 km East-North-East of Kanniyakumari (both in South Tamil Nadu) at 5.30 am on Thursday …
  • TN min helps critically injured man on highway December 2, 2020 5:06 pm A screengrab of a video shows Tamil Nadu minister Vijayabaskar sprinkling water on the face of the injured man.SIVAGANGAI: Tamil Nadu health minister C Vijayabaskar attended a man who was critically injured in a road accident on the national highway near …
  • Weather: Orange alert for TN, Kerala as Cyclone Burevi’ lurks closer December 2, 2020 9:47 am Cyclone Burevi lies centered over South-West Bay of Bengal about 200 km East of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka); and 420 km East-South-East of Pamban (India); and 600 km nearly East-North-East of Kanniyakumari (India) at 8.30 am on Wednesday morning. An India …
  • Weather: Cyclone ‘Burevi’ may strengthen before Lanka landfall December 2, 2020 7:45 am The cyclonic storm ‘Burevi’ was parked over South-West Bay of Bengal 240 km away from Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 470 km away from Pamban (India) to the East-South-East direction, and 650 km to the East-North-East of Kanniyakumari (India) at 5.30 am Wednesday …
  • Explained: Why Cyclone Burevi will not be as strong as Cyclone Nivar December 2, 2020 7:19 am Written by Anjali Marar , Edited by Explained Desk | Pune | Updated: December 2, 2020 12:45:41 pm Cyclone Burevi is likely to cross between Kanyakumari and Pamban on Friday morning. (Source: IMD)Later this week, another cyclone will brush Tamil Nadu’s …
  • Cyclone ‘Burevi’ to strike Sri Lanka coast tonight December 2, 2020 4:50 am The Bay of Bengal now has a second cyclone named ‘Burevi’ as Tuesday’s deep depression underwent intensification late into the night, and was, at 2.30 am this (Wednesday) morning, located about 300 km East-South-East of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka); 530 km East …
  • Cyclone ‘Burevi’ forms in Bay of Bengal, likely to hit South Tamil Nadu on December 4 December 1, 2020 7:14 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Cyclonic Storm ‘Burevi’ has formed over southwest Bay of Bengal and is centred about 370 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 600 km of Pamban and 770 km of Kanniyakumari. Last week Cyclone Nivar had hit the …
  • Today’s weather: Sri Lanka may bear the brunt of second cyclone in Bay December 1, 2020 12:45 pm The second Bay of Bengal cyclone of the ongoing North-East monsoon season is expected to develop late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning as a prevailing deep depression over South-West and adjoining South-East Bay of Bengal gains further momentum …
  • Depression over Bay of Bengal likely to intensify into cyclonic storm, fishing operations suspended December 1, 2020 11:41 am Image Source : PTI/REPRESENTATIVE Depression over Bay of Bengal likely to intensify into cyclonic storm Fishing operations in the Bay of Bengal region have been suspended from November 30 to December 4 after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on …
  • Tamil Nadu braces for another cyclonic storm, flood scare eases in Pulicat island November 30, 2020 5:38 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday confirmed the formation of another cyclonic storm by December 2, which would impact south Tamil Nadu and Kerala coasts. Latest satellite and ship observations indicate that …
  • South Tamil Nadu, Kerala coasts on pre-cyclone watch November 30, 2020 3:06 pm Depression in the bay expected to intensify; heavy rainfall warning across districts Another potential cyclonic storm, brewing over southeast Bay of Bengal may strike the Sri Lanka coast first and then emerge into the Comorin area on December 3, the India …
  • Today’s Weather: Pre-cyclone watch for South Tamil Nadu, South Kerala November 30, 2020 12:38 pm Sunday’s low-pressure area over South-East Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood underwent intensification twice over to become ‘well-marked’ and later a depression, located on Monday afternoon to 680 km East-South-East of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka) and 1,090 km …
  • Chennai braces for more rain this week November 30, 2020 1:45 am The depression, which will come close to the TN coast on Wednesday, is expected to trigger heavy rain of more than 10cm in the southern suburbs of the city and also in the southern districts of the stateCHENNAI: After a lull, the southern suburbs should …
  • Cyclone Nivar may not be as severe as Gaja, all arrangements in place: Tamil Nadu Minister Udhayakumar November 23, 2020 7:55 am Express News Service CHENNAI: Pointing out that cyclone Nivar may not be as severe as cyclone Gaja which hit Tamil Nadu during the northeast monsoon in 2018, Revenue Minister RB Udhayakumar today said all arrangements are in place to face cyclone Nivar …
  • Cyclonic storm likely to cross in central Tamil Nadu on November 25 November 22, 2020 4:36 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: A cyclonic storm is likely to cross Tamil Nadu coast between Karaikal and Mahabalipuram around Wednesday (Nov 25) bringing extreme or heavy rainfall to most parts of the state, except the western region. The rainfall is …
  • Low forms in bay, heavy rains in south Tamil Nadu from November 23: IMD November 21, 2020 10:54 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: A low-pressure area has been formed over the equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining central parts of the South Bay of Bengal, which is very likely to concentrate into a depression during the next 48 hours. It would further …
  • Heavy rain warning issued for eight districts in TN November 18, 2020 3:16 pm Due to the upper air circulation in the Bay of Bengal near Kanniyakumari heavy rain warning has been issued to eight districts in Tamil Nadu. India Meteorological Department (IMD), Chennai Deputy Director General S Balanchandran said that there will be …
  • Today’s weather: Heavy rain forecast for Tamil Nadu with southerly bias November 6, 2020 5:54 am Rain and thundershowers continue to lash Chennai and neighbourhood this (Friday) morning even as the Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, has forecast cloudy skies into mid-noon and possibility of light to moderate thunderstorm across some areas of the …
  • Today’s weather | Heavy rain forecast for South Tamil Nadu, Kerala November 5, 2020 4:25 am Heavy rain with thundershower has been forecast at isolated places over Tamil Nadu, mainly in the districts of Madurai, Sivagangai, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram, Theni, Dindigul, Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Coimbatore and Thoothukudi districts as well as over …
  • A hint of hinterlands for kids November 1, 2020 10:41 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Naresh has the world’s coolest mother — Nandhini. She wakes up at midnight, dons a miner’s lamp and goes to her field to harvest flowers. Will he be able to show everyone at school that she’s a hero? In her book No Nonsense …
  • Madras HC bench pulls up ASI for leaving Tamil out of list of classical languages October 9, 2020 4:20 pm By Express News Service MADURAI: A day after Chief Minister Edappadi Planiswami sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to direct Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to include Master's degree in Tamil as one of the minimum …
  • ASIA/INDIA - Resignation of bishop of Sivagangai September 25, 2020 1:29 pm
  • This Madurai architect creates art out of trashed tyres September 24, 2020 10:26 am At the 20th milestone from Madurai on the Chennai highway, architect N Umar Farook is busy giving second life to discarded tyres of all sizes. His small workshop under a tin shed is now filled with 50 products he created during the lockdown. Customers have …
  • Perfunctory probe by police led to acquittal of accused in several cases: HC September 10, 2020 1:08 am By Express News Service MADURAI: Observing that lapses in police investigation have led to the acquittal of accused in many cases, the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court posed a series of questions to the Home Secretary and Director General of Police (DGP) …
  • TN unveils Electronics and Hardware Manufacturing Policy, targets $100 billion output by 2025 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 …
  • Twenty Tamil Nadu districts to come under newly created Tiruchy ASI circle August 28, 2020 8:09 pm Express News Service MADURAI: A day after Tamil Nadu Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel announced that a new Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Circle would be formed headquartered in Tiruchy, a formal notification was revealing that 20 Tamil Nadu …
  • BPCL to commission Rs 80 crore bottling plant in Tamil Nadu soon August 18, 2020 1:17 pm By PTI CHENNAI: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd would shortly be commissioning its new state-of-the-art bottling plant in the state aimed to serve the southern districts, a company official said on Tuesday. According to a company official, BPCL has a …
  • BPCL to commission August 18, 2020 12:29 pm According to a company official, BPCL has a customer base of 55.20 lakh families in Tamil Nadu and 86,000 in Puducherry. The company has bottling plants in Chennai, Coimbatore, Tuticorin and Thanjavur. "BPCL will shortly be commissioning the state-of- …
  • 5,871 new cases, 119 deaths in Tamil Nadu August 13, 2020 3:38 am A little over half of the 5,871 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Tamil Nadu were recorded in Chennai and other northern districts on Wednesday. As the surge continued across the State, another 5,633 persons were discharged and 119 persons …
  • TN Tamil Nadu Board SSLC Class 10th Results 2020: Websites, direct link to get results August 10, 2020 2:55 pm TN Board SSLC 10th Result 2020: Check result at dge.tn.nic.in or tnresults.nic.in. Representational image/ file TN Board SSLC 10th Result 2020: The Tamil Nadu State Board declared the result of class 10 or SSLC board exams on Monday, August 10.  …
  • TN Board SSLC 10th Result 2020 Live Updates: 100% pass percentage in SSLC result August 10, 2020 4:54 am TN Board SSLC 10th Result 2020 LIVE: Class 10 result to be available at dge.tn.nic.in, tnresults.nic.in. Representational image/ file TN Board SSLC 10th Result 2020 Live: Last year, as many as 95.2 per cent students passed the Tamil Nadu SSLC exam. The …
  • Tamil Nadu Board SSLC 10th Result 2020: How to check August 10, 2020 4:54 am Tamil Nadu SSLC 10th Result 2020: Around 9.7 lakh students will get their result at dge.tn.gov.in, tnresults.nic.in TN Board SSLC 10th Result 2020: The Tamil Nadu Directorate of Government Examination (TNGDE) declared the result for the SSLC or class 10 …
  • TN Tamil Nadu Board SSLC Class 10th Results 2020: When and where to check August 9, 2020 4:04 pm TN Board SSLC 10th Result 2020: Check result at dge.tn.nic.in or tnresults.nic.in. Representational image/ file TN Board SSLC 10th Result 2020: The Tamil Nadu State Board will declare the result of class 10 or SSLC result on Monday, August 10.  …
  • Tamil Nadu SSLC result 2020 to be declared tomorrow August 9, 2020 10:40 am TN Board SSLC 10th Result 2020: check result at dge.tn.nic.in, tnresults.nic.in. Representational image/ file TN Board SSLC 10th Result 2020 date and time: Around 9.7 lakh candidates who appeared for the Tamil Nadu SSLC or class 10 exams will get their …
  • A worm’s-eye view August 8, 2020 11:49 pm Prime Minister Narendra Modi with ministers. (Express photo by Prem Nath Pandey) A few days ago, Dr Manmohan Singh co-authored with Mr Praveen Chakravarthy (The Hindu, August 3, 2020) an essay on reviving the Indian economy. It contained three simple …
  • Tamil Nadu TN Board SSLC results to be declared on Monday August 7, 2020 2:20 pm Tamil Nadu Board SSLC 10th Result 2020 Date and Time: Check result at dge.tn.nic.in, tnresults.nic.in. Representational image/ file   TN Board SSLC 10th Result 2020 date and time: The Tamil Nadu State Board will declare the result of class 10 or SSLC …
  • TN’s southern districts see dip in Covid-19 cases August 5, 2020 8:56 am There was a marginal dip in fresh cases of COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu as 5,063 persons tested positive for the infection on Tuesday. However, for the second consecutive day, more than 100 deaths were recorded. As many as 6,501 persons were discharged from …
  • Thundershowers lash several parts of Chennai and its suburbs July 28, 2020 9:33 pm A scorching day ended with thundershowers lashing several parts of the city towards the evening on Tuesday. Many parts of the city and its suburbs, including Chitlapakkam, Chembarambakkam and Kolapakkam, received a good amount of rain, accompanied by …
  • CM lays foundation stone for museum in Keezhadi July 20, 2020 12:33 pm By Chennaivision in Chennai News July 20, 2020 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today laid foundation stone for a state-of-the-art museum at Keezhadi in Sivaganga district. Keezhadi excavation site is a Sangam period settlement that is …
  • TN CM lays foundation stone for Keeladi museum July 20, 2020 11:44 am The museum will be built by the heritage wing of public works department at Rs 12.21 crore on 81 cents of land...Read More MADURAI: Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday laid the foundation stone for a museum at Konthagai village near …
  • Coronavirus | New high as State records 4,807 cases July 18, 2020 10:35 pm It was yet another high for Tamil Nadu as it reported 4,807 new cases of COVID-19 and 88 deaths on Saturday. The fatalities included 46 persons who died on July 17 alone. Of the fresh cases, Chennai accounted for 1,219 infections, while neighbouring …
  • Tamil Nadu records 4526 new COVID-19 cases, 13-year-old among 67 dead July 14, 2020 3:21 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Sinduja Jane Tamil Nadu on Tuesday recorded 4,526 new COVID-19 cases and 67 deaths, including that of a 13-years-old girl, taking the tally to 1,47,324 and toll 2,099. Although fresh cases continue to decline in Chennai, the …
  • A calling beyond duty: police personnel compose awareness songs on COVID-19 July 14, 2020 11:31 am The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out some hidden skills of police personnel in the city, and most are using their talents to create awareness about COVID-19 amongst the general public. One of these, is officer K. Prabakaran, deputy commissioner, St. …
  • CM Palaniswami lays foundation for Kallakurichi Medical College July 5, 2020 12:51 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday laid the foundation for the Kallakurichi Medical College to be established at a cost of Rs 381.76 crore, through the video conferencing facility at the secretariat. The …
  • TN Covid count past 90k; recovery rate also up July 1, 2020 4:38 am A doctor takes a swab to test for the coronavirus disease at primary health center in Chennai CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 tally breached the 90,000-mark with 3,943 new infections reported on Tuesday. Sixty more deaths in the last 24 hours pushed the …
  • In 24 hours, Tamil Nadu toll zooms past 1k-mark June 28, 2020 2:53 am Picture used for representational purpose only CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 death toll breached the four-digit mark to touch 1,025 with 68 fatalities reported on Saturday. The fatality rate has gone to 1.3% from 0.9% a fortnight ago. The state added 3, …
  • DMK MLA from Cheyyur tests positive for COVID-19 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 …
  • TN: 1,541 new cases in 4 dists under lockdown June 20, 2020 2:11 am Picture used for representational purpose only CHENNAI: Even as the 12-day intense lockdown began in the four northern districts of Tamil Nadu, they accounted for most of the 2,115 fresh cases on Friday. Chennai had 1,322 cases, Chengalpet 95, Thiruvallur …
  • 36 IAS officers to monitor fight against COVID-19 across Tamil Nadu 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, …
  • Suspecting foul play, Madras HC transfers civil disupte case to to CB-CID from Madurai's DCB June 16, 2020 6:37 am By Express News Service MADURAI: Suspecting foul play in an investigation into a civil dispute pertaining to a property in Madurai by the District Crime Branch (DCB) of Sivaganga, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court transferred the investigation to …
  • Coimbatore now Koyampuththoor: Cities get new Tamil names June 11, 2020 11:28 pm The decision also left the Tamil literary circle divided in its opinion. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) To impress upon the significance of Tamil phonetics, the AIADMK government has issued a government order amending the English spelling of 1,018 cities and …
  • Tamil Nadu's COVID-19 curve rises through weekend June 8, 2020 8:54 am Chennai: Until a week ago, a large number of incoming persons returning to Tamil Nadu, particularly Maharashtra, were adding to its overall burgeoining numbers of persons testing positive for Covid-19 novel coronavirus. But that trend now looks to be …
  • 700 stranded Indians repatriated from Maldives June 7, 2020 1:24 pm The repatriates, included 655 male and 45 females. More than 470 persons suffered job loss due to the lockdown...Read More TUTICORIN: As many as 700 repatriated Indians reached V O Chidambaranar Port Trust in Tuticorin on Sunday as part of operation ‘ …
  • Women held for 'advising' sacrifice of teen girl June 4, 2020 7:57 pm By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: The alleged black magician Vasanthi and her aide Murugayi were arrested by the Pudukkottai police on Thursday in connection with the murder of a 13-year-girl in Gandharvakottai. On Tuesday, the girl's father was …
  • Black magician arrested for telling father to carry out 'human sacrifice' of 13-year-old girl June 4, 2020 3:10 pm By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: A black magician Vasanthi and her aide Murugayi were arrested by the Pudukkottai police on Thursday for the murder of a 13-year-old girl in Gandharvakottai. On Tuesday, the girl's father was arrested and the police …
  • TN extends lockdown till June 30, CM opens up public bus transport zone-wise June 1, 2020 5:17 pm The AIADMK government has chosen to pursue a policy of caution and kept most of the general restrictions in operation until June 30 Chennai: In no mood for the central govenment's enthusiasm to unlock the country, the Tamil Nadu government has decided …
  • No unlockdown for Tamil Nadu until June 30 May 31, 2020 7:44 pm Chennai: In no mood for the central govenment's enthusiasm to unlock the country, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to extend its Covid-19 containment and control measures until June 30 midnight, chief minister, Edappadi K Palaniswami announced …
  • Tamil Nadu government makes e-pass mandatory for inter-zone and inter-state travel May 31, 2020 3:26 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: All the inter-zone travellers including rail passengers are required to obtain e-pass issued by the State government. “Transportation by car, two-wheeler, bus and train within the zones can be carried out without e-pass. …
  • COVID-19: After two months, public transportation to resume in Tamil Nadu from Monday May 31, 2020 5:56 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Nearly after two months train and bus services to resume across the State from tomorrow barring Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chengalpattu districts. While the buses last operated on March 24, train service remains …
  • Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: New care facility in Chennai; state records 938 new cases 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 …
  • RTO officials acquitted in ‘bribery’ case May 20, 2020 7:32 am By Express News Service MADURAI: Acquitting two Sivagangai Regional Transport Officer (RTO) officials, who were convicted for demanding bribe from an autorickshaw owner for releasing his vehicle in 2008, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court …
  • CM Palaniswami blames vendors for Koyambedu cluster formation May 13, 2020 3:40 pm Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami broke his silence about the Koyambedu cluster on Wednesday after chairing a review meeting with district collectors. The Chief Minister blamed the vendors for not cooperating with the government in …
  • SSLC exams: Sivagangai district tops with 98.5 per cent pass May 24, 2018 1:22 am Chennai: Students from Tamil Nadu State Board have registered 94.5% pass percentage in the SSLC exams which is a slight increase compared to last year’s 94.4%. As usual, the girls secured higher pass percentage than the boys with 96.4% of them clearing the …
  • TN SSLC 10th Result 2018 Declared at tnresults.nic.in; Sivagangai district tops with 98% May 23, 2018 5:01 am TN SSLC 10th result 2018: TNDGE has announced the result at tnresult.nic.in TN SSLC 10th results 2018: The results of SSLC or Class 10 examinations has been declared today, May 23, 2018 at tnresults.nic.in. Directorate of Government Examinations (DGE) …
  • Three killed in manjuvirattu, jallikattu in Sivagangai district January 16, 2018 9:24 pm Madurai: Two spectators were gored to death and 46 sustained injuries at a Siravayal manjuvirattu event held in this village in Sivagangai district on Tuesday.  The police identified the victims as Ramanathan (38) of Kazhanivasal near Karaikudi and Kasi ( …
  • Tamil Nadu: Sivagangai Jallikattu attempts Guinness record, ends in tragedy with 2 deaths April 17, 2017 10:49 am Two onlookers were killed and over 80 injured during a jallikattu event in Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu. The organisers were attempting to set a Guinness record by releasing maximum number of bulls within a short period of time when the tragedy took …
  • Theni-Chennai direct train proposed September 12, 2021 10:08 pm Express News Service CHENNAI:  With the Madurai-Theni-Bodinayakanur gauge conversion works entering its final stage, the Southern Railway has proposed to extend the Chennai Central-Madurai AC Superfast Express up to Bodinayakanur. So, if all goes as …
  • Theni Collector pays tribute to teachers September 5, 2021 12:44 pm Showering encomiums on award-winning teachers for touching the pinnacle of their service, Theni Collector K.V. Muralidharan on Sunday said they acted as a beacon for their students. Sharing knowledge was a great service rendered by teachers and, for …
  • Theni district collector rescues man who broke leg in road accident, rushes him to hospital August 28, 2021 12:39 pm By Express News Service THENI: Coming to the rescue of a man injured in a road accident, the Theni district collector rushed him to a hospital on Saturday. The district collector K V Muralidharan, who was on the way from Kumuli to Theni after finishing his …
  • Bees attack Theni collector, PWD officials August 11, 2021 11:41 am
  • Vaccination of differently abled in full swing in Theni August 1, 2021 4:39 pm Collector K.V. Muralidharan on Sunday said eight vehicles had been exclusively earmarked for health teams to carry out COVID-19 vaccination of differently abled persons and residents in tribal habitations. The objective was to take the vaccine to the …
  • NIA searches Theni man’s house with ‘terrorist link’ July 24, 2021 11:49 pm By Express News Service THENI/MADURAI: The officials of National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out a search at the house of man at Chinnamanoor in Theni for his alleged connection with Al Ummah terrorist organisation. Sources said that the …
  • Sholinganallur residents on the charms of working from Theni July 10, 2021 12:05 pm For the past one year, Chennai-based IT professional KP Mathivanan has been working remotely from Theni, a provision that has transformed his weekends. He revisits hangouts — Kumbakarai Falls, Sothuparai dam and Kailasanthar temple on a hilltop among …
  • 48 kg ganja seized, two men arrested in Tirupur and Theni July 6, 2021 12:30 am
  • Theni Police seize 1,800 liquor bottles from private farm July 1, 2021 9:06 am In a major catch, the district police seized 1800 liquor bottles from a private farm at Devadanapatti near here on Thursday. Following specific information, Superintendent of Police Praveen Umesh Dongre had ordered a special team to check on the inputs. …
  • New SP for Theni takes charge June 13, 2021 1:01 pm Theni Dongare Pravin Umesh took charge as the 15th Superintendent of Police of Theni district on Saturday. He was hitherto Aide de camp to Governor in Chennai. He had earlier served in Ramanathapuram and Tiruchi districts. Addressing mediapersons, Mr. …
  • Covid centres opened in Virudhunagar, Theni June 5, 2021 1:08 am By Express News Service CHENNAI/VIRUDHUNAGAR/THENI: Chief Minister MK Stalin inaugurated a special 200-bed Covid Treatment Centre in Virudhunagar and a similar facility, with 300 beds, at Kombai in Theni, through video-conferencing at the …
  • TN CM opens COVID-19 centres in Theni, Virudhunagar districts June 4, 2021 3:18 pm Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Friday virtually opened COVID-19 Care Centres in Theni and Virudhunagar districts. A 300-bed facility has been set up at Kombai near Uthamapalayam in Theni district and another with 200 beds has been set up in K.V.S …
  • Bodies of COVID-19 victims left on the floor in Theni mortuary June 3, 2021 1:10 am Displaying a lack of accountability and scant regard for those who died of COVID-19 complications, the staff at the Government Medical College and Hospital here allegedly allowed some members of the public to enter the mortuary and take away a body for …
  • Banana growers in Theni district want cold storage May 26, 2021 9:18 am THENI Members of Theni District Banana Growers and Traders Association have appealed to the State government to immediately earmark funds and construct cold storage so that they could save the produce from dumping in bins due to various factors, especially …
  • Fake e-pass holder’s vehicle impounded in Theni May 25, 2021 12:33 pm The police impounded a four-wheeler and detained the owner of the vehicle after it was found that he had a fake e-registration for travel from Chinnamanur to Periakulam in the district on Tuesday. Police said that Saravanan of Chinnamanur, when intercepted …
  • Cinematography serves to enhance the vision of filmmakers: Theni Eswar May 3, 2021 7:09 am Express News Service Artists and cast and crew members, especially those associated with big projects like Karnan, are usually in a hurry. After this conversation with Theni Eswar though, he took the time to show us some of his photography work many that …
  • Rain destroys banana plantations in Theni April 18, 2021 10:55 am The heavy rain that lashed various parts of Theni district in the past few days destroyed 15,000 acres of banana plantations at Angurpalayam near Cumbum in Theni district The unexpected rain since Thursday has doomed the prospects of farmers, most of whom …
  • CM to visit bereaved OPS in Theni today April 9, 2021 12:44 am Salem: Chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami would leave for Theni district on Friday morning to console deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam, whose mother-in-law died of age related ailments at her house on Thursday, and his family members. Meanwhile, …
  • H Krishnan Unni assumes office as Theni DC February 22, 2021 7:14 pm
  • Theni district collector tests +ve for Covid January 21, 2021 2:03 pm
  • Jawan laid to rest with military honours in Theni January 10, 2021 4:59 pm G. Arumugam, 38, a Naik in the army who died of burns in Jammu on January 8, was laid to rest at Vadugapatti with military honours on Sunday. According to family members, he served for the last 19 years in the army. On December 27, 2020, officials informed …
  • Avian influenza prevention measures under way in Theni January 5, 2021 3:31 pm Collector M. Pallavi Baldev convened a meeting with health and revenue officials to discuss measures to prevent Avian influenza and bird flu here on Tuesday. Since Theni district has borders with Kerala where Avian influenza has been identified, screening …
  • Theni Court awards death penalty to man for killing 19-year-old pregnant wife December 15, 2020 8:43 am By Express News Service THENI: In a rarest of rare instance, a 36-year-old man from Theni was sentenced to death for brutally killing his 19-year-old pregnant wife and unborn child in 2015. What provoked the Theni Additional District Judge (Fast Track …
  • 10-acre land identified for IT park in Theni December 12, 2020 3:48 pm Leading IT players have shown interest to set up their offices here: Panneerselvam A 10-acre land on the Theni-Annanji Pass near the new bus stand has been identified for construction of a IT park, said Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam here on …
  • Palaniswami lays foundation for veterinary college in Theni district December 10, 2020 10:28 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday laid the foundation for a veterinary college-cum-research centre at Veerapandi village in Theni district, through video conference. According to a press release, the …
  • CM to lay stone for veterinary college in Theni district today December 9, 2020 3:19 pm THENI Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will lay the foundation stone for the new Veterinary College and Research Institute through the video-conferencing facility on December 10. Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam told reporters here on Wednesday …
  • Man murdered in Theni November 23, 2020 4:40 pm THENI Theni police arrested a man and his son on the charges of murder here on Monday. Police said that Maheswari (39) wife of Paramasivam was living in Miranda Line in Government Hospital Road here with her husband. It is said that some two years ago, she …
  • Theni MP’s plea against election petition rejected October 16, 2020 11:57 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Friday dismissed a plea moved by Theni MP P Raveendranath Kumar seeking to reject the election petition moved by a voter challenging his victory at Theni. Raveendrananth, in his plea said, the …
  • HC reserves verdict on Theni MP Raveendranath Kumar’s application against voter’s plea October 8, 2020 6:26 am The Madras High Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on an application preferred by Member of Parliament P. Raveendranath Kumar to reject an election petition filed by a voter challenging his victory from Theni constituency on May 23, 2019. Justice M.S. …
  • Water released from Periyar dam in Theni October 7, 2020 12:50 pm
  • Thanga Tamilselvan appointed DMK’s Theni north secretary October 1, 2020 10:24 pm The DMK on Thursday bifurcated the Theni district unit of the party and appointed former MLA Thanga Tamilselvan as in-charge-of the Theni (north) district. Mr. Tamilselvan, who had switched over from the AMMK, was earlier holding the post of propaganda …
  • Theni Police shares details of night patrolling officers on its social media pages September 27, 2020 9:17 am Theni district police has introduced a new practice of putting up on its social media pages the names and phone numbers of night patrolling officers in various sub-divisions across the district for the people to call them for quicker response. Theni …
  • Theni records 206 positive cases August 16, 2020 3:08 pm A total of 121 persons tested positive for COVID-19, here on Sunday, taking the total number of cases in the district to 12,764. Out of those who tested positive, 120 were indigenous cases and one was imported, according to the State Health Bulletin. With …
  • Posters hailing O Panneerselvam as the 'only CM of Tamil Nadu' prop up across Theni August 15, 2020 4:45 pm Theni(TN): Posters hailing AIADMK top leader O Panneerselvam as the only Chief Ministerial candidate blessed by late party supremo J Jayalalithaa for the 2021 Assembly elections were found stuck on walls at several places in Theni districton Saturday, …
  • Covid-19: Theni moves from green to red zone August 10, 2020 8:57 am
  • After 10-hour-wait for ambulance in Tamil Nadu's Theni, body wheeled to burial ground  August 2, 2020 10:18 pm By Express News Service THENI: An woman, in her late 70s, who died shortly after testing positive for Covid, was wheeled to the burial ground on a pushcart since ambulance did not arrive even after a 10-hour wait.  According to sources, the woman was …
  • Theni hospital patients evacuated amid fire July 24, 2020 3:14 pm
  • Pat for Theni district administration June 30, 2020 3:46 pm THENI Expressing satisfaction over the arrangements made for treating COVID-19 patients and number of measures taken to prevent the virus by the district administration and multiple department officials, Special Monitoring Officer & Principal Secretary …
  • Tamil Nadu reports over 2800 cases as Theni too goes into lockdown June 24, 2020 2:41 pm CHENNAI: After Madurai and its neighbouring districts, the Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday announced a complete lockdown in Theni district till the end of the month, as the State reported the highest ever number of cases as 2865 people tested positive …
  • Intensified lockdown in Madurai, Theni from today June 24, 2020 6:28 am The city of Madurai and a few adjoining rural civic bodies have undergone a seven-day intense lockdown starting from today. The city corporation has deployed a team of 1,400 officials, who would go on a door-to-door survey to identify those with fever and …
  • Strict curbs in Chennai, Madurai & Theni June 24, 2020 2:36 am
  • COVID-19 lockdown restrictions intensified in TN's Theni from June 24, here are the guidelines June 23, 2020 9:00 pm By Express News Service THENI: While Periyakulam municipality has been under complete lockdown for many days now, the district administration has intensified the restrictions in other municipalities of Bodinayakkanur, Theni, Chinnamanur, Cumbum and Gudalur …
  • Family from Mumbai stranded at Theni border for 12 hours - Madurai News s of India May 24, 2020 8:33 am Madurai: A family of four returning to their native place in Theni district from Mumbai by bus had a rather harrowing experience at Devadanapatti village on Saturday. They were stranded in front of Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU), a makeshift quarantine …
  • Theni man attempts to break open HDFC Bank ATM in Pollachi, arrested March 14, 2020 11:33 pm
  • Salon at Theni offers haircut for Rs 1 to mark its 10th anniversary March 12, 2020 3:27 am By Express News Service THENI: A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) graduate, Nagendran, has been running a beauty salon here for ten years now. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of his shop, Nagendran came up with an idea of cutting hair at Rs 1 …
  • Coronavirus testing facility in Theni to go live March 10, 2020 2:58 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Health Minister C Vijayabaskar said the new COVID-19 testing facility at Theni will start receiving samples from Tuesday. He added that labs would be set up in Tirunelveli, Maduari and Coimbatore as well. Meanwhile, the …
  • Coronavirus testing lab to come up in Tamil Nadu's Theni March 9, 2020 12:02 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The health department has got Centre’s approval to set up a testing lab for coronavirus in Theni district. It is studying the feasibility of opening more labs in the State, said Beela Rajesh, Health Secretary, on Sunday. …
  • In Tamil Nadu's Theni district, youth train themselves with martial spirit to join armed forces January 26, 2020 9:17 pm Express News Service THENI: Dharmapuri, a sleepy little village some 14 kilometres from Theni, is one of those hinterland hamlets known for its rustic charm. However, coursing beneath its arcadian appearance is a strong martial spirit that is the pride of …
  • Landslide on Bodi Mettu Ghat road in Theni December 11, 2019 6:28 pm A landslide occurred early on Wednesday morning at the eighth hairpin bend on the Bodi Mettu Ghat road, between Munthal and Bodi Mettu. Jeeps carrying workers to the cardamom estates in Kerala’s Idukki district and tourists vehicles to Munnar were stranded …
  • Massive fire breaks out in spice factory in Tamil Nadu's Theni October 14, 2019 5:19 pm Fire breaks out in spice factory in Tamil Nadu's Theni district A massive fire broke out at a spice factory on Monday in Kodangipatti in Tamil Nadu’s Theni district. The fire, reportedly sparked by a malfunctioning air-conditioning unit, began around 7 …
  • Conduct fresh probe on Theni custodial torture, suicide: HC October 6, 2019 12:05 am By Express News Service MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court directed the DSP of Andipatti to conduct a fresh investigation into the suicide of a 19-year-old youth named Sathiyamoorthy of Theni. Justice GK Ilanthiraiyan gave the direction …
  • Yet another popular TTV man joins DMK, strengthens party’s hold in Theni June 29, 2019 1:42 am Tamilselvan became the third leader from AMMK after Senthil Balaji and VP Kalairajan to join the DMK. After an influential Senthil Balaji, former AIADMK minister, from Kongu belt joined DMK last year leaving the camp of TTV Dhinakaran, yet another key face …
  • Forest clearance sought for building check dam in Theni June 20, 2019 1:45 am Express News Service CHENNAI: The state government has submitted a proposal seeking forest clearance to construct a check dam across Vairavanar River inside Suranganar reserve forest in Theni forest division.   Officials in the Periyar Vaigai Basin Circle …
  • Theni SP hurt on head as miscreants hurl stones at cops June 15, 2019 12:32 am By Express News Service THENI: Superintendent of Police V Baskaran sustained grievous head injuries when a violent mob hurled stones at him in Saruthupatti near Lakshmipuram on Friday. Baskaran was in the area to prevent the simmering tension between the …
  • Private temple declares OPS son as Theni MP before counting of votes May 17, 2019 5:15 pm Chennai, May 17 (IANS) Even before the completion of polling for the Lok Sabha elections, a private temple in Theni district in Tamil Nadu created controvery with its plaque designating AIADMK’s candidate for Theni seat P. Raveendranath Kumar as an MP. …
  • EC move to shift unused EVMs to Theni from Coimbatore triggers controversy  May 8, 2019 1:37 am By Express News Service CHENNAI/THENI: Even as counting of votes polled in the Lok Sabha elections is scheduled for May 23, the Election Commission’s decision to shift about 50 unused EVMs to Theni from Coimbatore has stirred a controversy after …
  • Rs 1.48 crore cash seized from premises of TTV Dhinakaran's partyman in Theni, shots fired to disperse supporters April 17, 2019 6:23 am By PTI CHENNAI: The Income Tax Department Wednesday said it has seized Rs 1.48 crore cash allegedly stashed to bribe voters in Tamil Nadu's Theni district, where an assembly bypoll is scheduled Thursday. Unaccounted cash worth Rs 1.48 crore was seized. …
  • Rs 1.48 cr cash seized from AMMK premises in Theni April 17, 2019 5:09 am Chennai, April 17 (IANS) The Income Tax (I-T) Department early on Wednesday claimed to have seized cash amounting to Rs 1.48 crore from the premises of an AMMK functionary in Andipatti in Theni district. The IT officials began their search late on Tuesday …
  • Tamil Nadu: I-T seizes Rs 1.48 cr cash suspected to bribe voters in Theni April 17, 2019 5:01 am The Income Tax Department Wednesday said it has seized Rs 1.48 crore cash allegedly stashed to bribe voters in Tamil Nadu's Theni district, where an assembly bypoll is scheduled Thursday. Unaccounted cash worth Rs 1.48 crore was seized. It was neatly …
  • We are acting as per law: Theni Collector April 15, 2019 4:59 pm District Election Officer M. Pallavi Baldev on Monday said officials deployed on poll duty were acting as per the Election Commission guidelines and action had been initiated on each and every complaint. As and when the officials came to know of any …
  • Farmer's son from Theni wins 800m Asian youth silver March 17, 2019 6:30 pm
  • For night sequences in 'Peranbu', we only used candles and match sticks: Cinematographer Theni Eswar February 19, 2019 7:30 am Express News Service In Ram’s Taramani, single mother Althea is on a ship with her son and her boyfriend. As they cruise into the sparkling sea, the camera slowly zooms out, capturing the sprawling sea in all its magnificence; the passengers are mere spots …
  • Surprise checks to enforce ban held at Kodaikanal, Theni January 2, 2019 6:52 am By Express News Service THENI/DINDIGUL:    Officials from municipalities and the corporations launched a drive against plastic bags and materials, on Tuesday. Theni Municipal Commissioner Rajaram began the drive against plastic in the morning. He …
  • APEDA-certified lab in Theni by next year December 20, 2018 5:14 pm The Tamil Nadu government has earmarked half an acre and allotted funds to set up an Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Authority (APEDA)-certified lab at Chinnamanur in Theni district, N Subbaiyan, Director, Commissionerate of Horticulture …
  • Tamil Nadu comes up with strict rules for trekking season in Theni December 1, 2018 3:28 am By Express News Service THENI: The Forest Department will take action against any prospective trekker inside reserve forest without permission from the officials concerned, said District Forest Officer (DFO) of Theni, Gowtham, on Friday. Gowtham told media …
  • Woman dies of swine flu in Theni district of Tamil Nadu November 15, 2018 2:59 am By Express News Service THENI/THOOTHUKUDI : A 60-year-old from Munnar succumbed to swine flu at the Government Medical College Hospital, Kanavilakku, on Wednesday. Sources in the hospital said that the patient, Rajamani, was admitted with high fever on …
  • Proposed Neutrino project in Tamil Nadu's Theni hits another green hurdle November 4, 2018 6:14 am Express News Service CHENNAI : The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday ordered that India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project proposed in Bodi West Hills in Theni district cannot be implemented till the approval of National Board for Wildlife is …
  • Mudumalai kumkis head to Tamil Nadu's Theni to tackle female jumbo running amok October 17, 2018 4:02 am Express News Service COIMBATORE: Two Kumki elephants — Wasim and Vijay — from Theppakkadu Elephant Camp at Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in the Nilgiris district are headed to Uthamapalayam in Theni forest division to chase away a cow jumbo wreaking havoc …
  • 8,410 People In Relief Camps; Flood Alert In Tamil Nadu's Madurai, Theni August 17, 2018 7:06 pm A flood alert has been sounded in Theni and Madurai districts of Tamil Nadu (Representational) Chennai: A flood alert has been sounded in Theni and Madurai districts of Tamil Nadu and people living along the banks of the Cauvery and Bhavani advised to move …
  • Theni clashes: Compensation for Dalit victims announced May 9, 2018 8:26 pm [India], May 10 (ANI): In the aftermath of the recent clashes between Dalits and Muslims in Tamil Nadu's Theni district, the National Scheduled Cast Commission (NSCC) has announced a compensation for the damages caused to Dalit houses by police while …
  • Dalit-Muslim clash near Theni May 6, 2018 5:14 am More than 30 persons were injured, three vehicles were set on fire and two shops and household items in 50 houses of Muslims were damaged in a group clash between Muslims and Dalits at a village in Theni district following a dispute over the route that a …
  • Theni forest fire: Toll rises to 18 as hospitalised woman dies March 23, 2018 12:40 am COIMBATORE, THENI: With the death of a 32-year-old woman, the death toll in the forest fire at Kurangani in Theni district touched 18 on Thursday. The deceased was identified as E Jayasree (32), a native of Tiruchy, working at a private telecommunication …
  • Death toll from Theni forest rises to 18 March 22, 2018 7:36 am The death toll from the devastating fire in the reserve forest atop the Kurangani hills in Theni on Thursday rose to 18 with a young woman succumbing to her injuries at a private hospital in Coimbatore. E Jayashree, hailing from Chennai, was rushed to a …
  • Theni project: NGO accuses INO collaboration of submitting false information to committee March 18, 2018 1:15 am CHENNAI: City-based environmental organisation Poovulagin Nanbargal has accused India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) collaboration of submitting false information before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and …
  • Theni forest fire death toll mounts to 14, case booked against trekking club owner March 15, 2018 6:38 pm The massive forest fire in the hills near Korangani, in Theni district on Sunday night (File Photo | EPS) THENI: The toll in the devastating fire at Kurangani forests in the district has risen to 14 with three more victims succumbing to injuries at …
  • Theni forest fire: Death toll mounts to 14, case filed against trekking club owner March 15, 2018 6:22 pm Theni: The toll in the devastating fire at Kurangani forests in Theni  district has risen to 14 with three more victim succumbing to injuries at hospitals in Madurai on Thursday, police said. While Divya Viswanathan of Coimbatore district, died at a …
  • Theni forest fire: Trekkers delight Kurangani in Tamil Nadu March 13, 2018 7:57 am By: PTI | Theni | Published: March 13, 2018 12:30 pm Seven women and three men, part of a trekking expedition, were killed in the devastating forest fire in the hills on March 11 (ANI/ File) “Welcome to Kurangani Hills, the Western Ghats for a glimpse …
  • Theni forest fire toll now 10, probe ordered March 12, 2018 10:28 pm Several fire tenders have reached the spot and rescue operations are underway. Death toll in the forest fire near Theni, in Tamil Nadu, on Sunday that has killed 10 people so far is likely to go up, with at least four victims being treated in different …
  • Modi condoles death, wishes speedy recovery for injured in Theni forest fire March 12, 2018 9:22 pm Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences to the bereaved families which have lost their kin in the forest fire in the Western Ghat's Kurangani Hill ranges in Theni district of Tamil Nadu. He also wished the trekkers who were …
  • Theni trekking tragedy takes toll of 10 lives, many critical March 12, 2018 9:22 pm Theni: With the death toll in the forest fire in Theni district increasing to 10 on Monday, the Tamil Nadu government has ordered a full-fledged probe into the Kurangani hills forest fire tragedy to ascertain how the fire spread. Chief Minister Edappadi K. …
  • Theni forest fire: PM Modi lauds Sitharaman for rescue ops March 12, 2018 7:49 pm [India], Mar. 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appreciated Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and team for their stupendous efforts during the rescue operations in the Theni forest fire. The fire that broke out in Theni district yesterday …
  • 10 trekkers killed in Theni forest fire March 12, 2018 4:09 pm The toll in the forest fire in Theni district rose to 10 on Monday as the Tamil Nadu government ordered a probe into it and assured action against those who allegedly arranged for the expedition without permission. IMAGE:  Relatives of the trekkers caught …
  • Theni forest fire: Kerala bans trekking, TN orders probe March 12, 2018 2:39 pm Twenty-seven people have been rescued so far by the fire and forest departments, along with Indian Air Force’s (IAF's) aid — 11 of them is admitted to hospitals in Madurai and Erode after suffering serious burns. The defence ministry swung into full …
  • Theni forest fire LIVE Updates: Death toll rises to 10, CM Palaniswamy announces relief of Rs 4 lakh to next of kin of deceased March 12, 2018 1:20 pm Theni forest fire LIVE Updates: Rescue operations are underway on the spot. The death toll in the Theni forest fire in Tamil Nadu’s Kurangani district has risen to 10, officials confirmed on Monday evening. The district collector’s office also released a …
  • Theni forest fire: trekkers being treated for burns at Madurai hospital March 12, 2018 8:54 am Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan on Monday said that efforts are on to save the lives of trekkers who were caught in the Theni forest fires on Sunday, some of whom have been admitted with severe burn injuries, at the Government Rajaji Hospital …
  • 9 trekkers killed in massive fire in Theni forest, IAF conducts rescue ops March 12, 2018 6:58 am Theni: Nine of the 39 trekkers who were trapped in Sunday’s raging forest fire deep in Kurangani hills reserve near Theni in Tamil Nadu have died.  The people who died in the fire includes four women, four men and a child. Out of 27 people who have been …
  • Nine trekkers killed in massive forest blaze in Tamil Nadu's Theni March 12, 2018 6:27 am Theni: Nine of the 39 trekkers who were trapped in Sunday’s raging forest fire deep in Kurangani hills reserve near Theni in Tamil Nadu have died on Monday. The people who died in the fire includes four women, four men and a child. Out of 27 people who …
  • Theni forest fire: 9 trekkers killed in massive blaze; IAF conducts rescue ops March 12, 2018 5:48 am Theni: Nine of the 39 trekkers who were trapped in Sunday’s raging forest fire deep in Kurangani hills reserve near Theni in Tamil Nadu have died on Monday. The people who died in the fire includes four women, four men and a child. Out of 27 people who …
  • Theni forest fire LIVE Updates: Nine dead in Kurangani, rescue operations underway March 12, 2018 5:14 am Theni forest fire LIVE Updates: Rescue operations are underway on the spot. Nine people were killed in the Theni forest fire in Tamil Nadu’s Kurangani district, officials confirmed on Monday. The district collector’s office also released a list of names …
  • Theni forest fire: 27 rescued, at least 8 feared dead in Tamil Nadu March 12, 2018 4:44 am Representational image. Two groups comprising 37 trekkers got stranded after fire broke out in Kurangani hills, Theni district, on Sunday evening. Photo: Arvind Moudgil/Hindustan Times Chennai: A total of 27 people who got trapped in a fire in …
  • 5 trekkers killed in Theni forest fire, 30 saved, IAF conducts rescue operations March 12, 2018 3:32 am Theni: Five of the 39 trekkers who were trapped in Sunday’s raging forest fire deep in Kurangani hills reserve near Theni in Tamil Nadu have died.  Thirty of the trekkers, mostly students, have been rescued and were rushed to a government hospital. The …
  • Theni forest fire Highlights: At least five persons suffer burn injuries, low visibility hampers rescue ops March 11, 2018 10:41 pm Several fire tenders have reached the spot and rescue operations are underway. Around 30 people are believed to be trapped in Kurangani hills after a fire broke out in the forest in Theni district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday. Defence Minister Nirmala …
  • Theni Fire Highlights: About 30 Caught In Tamil Nadu Forest Fire, IAF On Rescue March 11, 2018 10:33 pm Theni Fire: Firefighters are at the spot to douse the flame New Delhi:  About 30 students trekking in Kurankani hills in Theni were caught in a forest fire. Fire fighters have reached the spot to rescue the students. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has also …
  • Theni forest fire: 65 trapped in Kurangani hills, deaths feared March 11, 2018 10:21 pm Several fire tenders have reached the spot and rescue operations are underway. AT LEAST 65 trekkers, many of them believed to be college students, IT employees and families with children from Chennai, Coimbatore and Tirupur, were trapped Sunday in a fire …
  • Theni forest fire: Around 15 students rescued, IAF services roped in; many suspected to be trapped March 11, 2018 5:30 pm The Southern Command is in touch with the Collector of Theni to assist in the rescue operations. (Source: ANI) Around 30 people, including several students, are trapped in a forest fire in Tamil Nadu’s Kurangani hills in Theni district on Sunday. According …
  • Theni forest fire LIVE UPDATES: At least five persons suffer burn injuries, low visibility hampers rescue ops March 11, 2018 5:30 pm Several fire tenders have reached the spot and rescue operations are underway. Around 30 people are believed to be trapped in Kurangani hills after a fire broke out in the forest in Theni district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday. Defence Minister Nirmala …
  • Theni Fire Live Updates: About 30 Caught In Tamil Nadu Forest Fire, IAF On Rescue March 11, 2018 4:56 pm Theni Fire: Firefighters are at the spot to douse the flame New Delhi:  About 30 students trekking in Kurankani hills in Theni were caught in a forest fire. Fire fighters have reached the spot to rescue the students. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has also …
  • Theni forest fire: Rescue operations underway March 11, 2018 4:23 pm On Sunday evening, a forest fire erupted in Theni. At least 20 college students, who had gone trekking in the Kurangani region were trapped. However, locals estimate the number of students around 55. In an unfortunate turn of events, the forests in …
  • Tamil Nadu: Around 30 people trapped in Theni forest fire, 20 rescued till now; rescue ops underway March 11, 2018 4:13 pm The Southern Command is in touch with the Collector of Theni to assist in the rescue operations. (Source: ANI) Around 30 people including a few students are feared trapped and 20 have been rescued till now from a forest fire in Tamil Nadu’s Kurangani hills …
  • Theni Fire Live Updates: Over 30 Student Caught In Forest Fire, IAF On Rescue March 11, 2018 3:31 pm Theni Fire: Firefighters are at the spot to douse the flame New Delhi:  Over 30 student trekking in Kurankani hills in Theni were caught in the forest fire. Fire fighters have reached the spot to rescue the students. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has also …