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  • Liquor shops reopen much to the joy of tipplers June 15, 2021 2:40 am Long lines of customers stood in front of TASMAC-run Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) retail outlets across Madurai district on Monday, as the shops reopened for business after several days of clsure due to COVID-19 lockdown. In Dindigul, liquor bottles …
  • Shot Covisheld supply puts international flyers in a fix in TN June 14, 2021 11:48 pm Express News Service MADURAI: Weeks after taking the first dose of Covishield, people from Tamil Nadu who are set to fly abroad for education and work say they have been left in the lurch. Though the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare permitted …
  • Three doctors to lead Covid battle in Madurai now June 14, 2021 8:22 pm By Express News Service MADURAI:  With Dr KP Karthikeyan assuming office as Madurai Corporation Commissioner on Monday, Madurai now has three doctors in the frontline leading the fight against Covid-19. The other two doctors are Collector Dr S  Aneesh …
  • Palaniswami gains upper hand in AIADMK as party rallies against Sasikala June 14, 2021 5:06 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: On a day of key developments, Leader of Opposition Edappadi K Palaniswami strengthened his position in the AIADMK further. Palaniswami’s hand was visible in the appointment of office-bearers for the AIADMK legislature party on …
  • Five booked for trying to abandon 6-month-old girl June 14, 2021 9:25 am By Express News Service SIVAGANGA: The district police booked a case against five persons for trying to abandon a 6-month-old baby girl. They handed over the girl to Government Sivaganga Medical College Hospital authorities claiming that she was found …
  • 190 kg of ganja, pistol seized in Madurai June 14, 2021 6:06 am Madurai (Tamil Nadu) [India], June 14 (ANI): Madurai City Police on Sunday seized 190 kg of ganja, a pistol, and five rounds of bullets and arrested three persons, including relatives of a gangster, Vellaikali, in Madurai. The police have identified the …
  • Chinese Admiral Zheng He and the Tamils of Sri Lanka June 14, 2021 6:05 am  by Editor June 13, 2021 By Dr.Nirmala Chandrahasan/The Island Colombo, June 9: The recent discovery of name- boards in public institutions which have omitted one of the national languages, namely Tamil, only to replace it with Mandarin Chinese has …
  • Three Covid patients go missing in Madurai district June 14, 2021 12:40 am By Express News Service MADURAI:  Two Covid patients, admitted to the Government Hospital for Thoracic Medicine at Thoppur, went missing from the hospital on Thursday. According to sources, a 41-year-old woman, admitted to the government hospital on June 8 …
  • Oxygen Express: Indian Railways brings oxygen relief to 15 states in 50 days June 13, 2021 4:40 pm Image Source : MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (TWITTER) Indian Railways brings oxygen relief to 15 states in 50 days.   In a "milestone achievement", the Indian Railways has delivered nearly 30,182 Metric Tonnes (MT) of medical oxygen in more than 1,734 …
  • 190 kg of ganja, pistol with 5 rounds seized in Madurai June 13, 2021 11:05 am Madurai City Police on Sunday seized 190 kg of ganja, a pistol and five rounds of bullets and arrested three persons, including relatives of a gangster, Vellaikali, at Avaniyapuram. The police identified the accused as two brothers, Boominathan and Solai, …
  • Take disciplinary action against erring bus drivers and conductors, says HC June 13, 2021 11:05 am After a petitioner complained that TNSTC buses were not stopping the buses at the designated bus stop in Mangalapuram in Tenkasi, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court directed the Transport Corporation to instruct the bus drivers and conductors not …
  • Farmers to get ₹ 11,500-crore loan from Coop. banks for kuruvai crop: Periyasamy June 13, 2021 8:59 am MADURAI Tamil Nadu Minister for Cooperation I. Periyasamy said on Wednesday that through the Primary Agricultural Cooperative Banks, farmers across the State would get farm loans to the tune of about ₹ 11,500 crore. As per the directive of Chief minister M …
  • Law student from Kerala breaks the glass ceiling in style, one porotta at a time! June 13, 2021 1:22 am Express News Service KOTTAYAM: For Keralites, porotta is as emotionally gratifying as any food item. Though claimed to have originated outside the state, either in Madurai or in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, porotta — in combination with beef curry — offers a lip- …
  • Thirumalai Nayak Mahal to get Rs 8-crore makeover June 12, 2021 11:19 pm By Express News Service MADURAI: Inspecting the historical Thirumalai Nayak Mahal, Minister for Industries, Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture and Archeology, Thangam Thennarasu, said that the State government is planning to renovate the 385-year- …
  • Efforts underway to restore historical monuments in TN, says Minister June 12, 2021 4:44 pm The Chief Minister is taking efforts to restore historical monuments across the State, said Minister for Industries Thangam Thennarasu, here on Saturday. The Minister addressed mediapersons along with Madurai MP Su. Venkatesan and District Collector S. …
  • Polytechnic admissions in TN to be based on marks secured in Class 9 June 12, 2021 4:43 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: For the first time in Tamil Nadu, Polytechnic admissions will be made on the basis of Class 9 marks, State Higher Education Minister K Ponmudi told reporters on Saturday. "Admissions into the 51 government polytechnic …
  • 'Third wave may or may not come, but Madurai is ready' June 12, 2021 4:43 pm By Express News Service A 2011-batch IAS officer Dr Aneesh Sekhar is well-known among the Madurai residents for his surprise inspections during his stint as Corporation Commissioner from June 2017 to February 2019. Taking charge as a district collector for …
  • Ministers inspect Keeladi excavation site June 12, 2021 1:27 pm Industries Minister Thangam Thennarasu, along with Minister for Rural Development K. R. Periyakaruppan, inspected the seventh phase of archaeological excavations at Keeladi near here on Saturday. Addressing mediapersons, Mr. Thangam Thennarasu said that …
  • NIA files chargesheet against three Maoist operatives in TN June 12, 2021 11:07 am By Chennaivision in Chennai News, News June 12, 2021 The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet before NIA Special Court, Poonamallee, Chennai against three CPI (Maoist) operatives Vivekanandan alias Vivek Suresh Rajan both from Moovendar …
  • India: 61 Sri Lankans waiting to be trafficked... June 12, 2021 10:10 am A group of 61 Sri Lankans, who had been promised jobs in Canada by agents who charged them between 500,000 and a million Sri Lankan rupees, have been rescued from Mangalore in Karnataka and Madurai in Tamil Nadu in a joint operation of the police from the …
  • Prasar Bharati Audience Research Releases NewsOnAir Radio Live stream Rankings June 12, 2021 12:28 am By Chennaivision in National News, News June 12, 2021 More than 240 Radio Services of All India Radio are livestreamed on NewsOnAir App, Prasar Bharati’s official App. These All India Radio Streams on NewsOnAir App have a large number of listeners not just …
  • Coimbatore likely to enter green zone, thanks to strict restrictions June 11, 2021 11:33 pm Representative ImageCOIMBATORE: The number of daily Covid-19 cases in the district has more or less come down to the pre-lockdown days before the second wave. As per the data available with the directorate of public health, Thursday’s caseload of 2,236 was …
  • Fruit Vendors Feed 1,000 Hungry Monkeys Amid Lockdown in India June 11, 2021 9:24 pm Fruit vendors in India's southern Tamil Nadu state are comforting about 1,000 hungry monkeys at a temple there by feeding them during the ongoing lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus.  As the famous Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple in the …
  • HC closes PIL plea on special libraries June 11, 2021 4:16 pm The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Friday closed a public interest litigation petition that sought a direction to the State to set up eight special libraries in Tamil Nadu. The court was informed that except for one the other libraries were …
  • 38 Sri Lankan nationals detained in Mangaluru for illegally entering India in job racket June 11, 2021 12:41 pm Express News Service MANGALURU: Mangaluru city police have detained 38 Sri Lanka nationals who were staying in various lodges in the city after entering India illegally without valid documents. Mangaluru city police commissioner N Shashi Kumar told the …
  • Revolution takes birth wherever rights and feelings are denied: Narthaki Nataraj June 11, 2021 2:15 am Express News Service CHENNAI: Making history is not new to Narthaki Nataraj, and, by getting appointed to State Development Policy Council (SDPC) as a part-time member, she did so once again; she is the first transperson to reach this position. Recipient …
  • Follwing are donations to CM Covid Relief Fund  June 11, 2021 2:12 am By Express News Service Many personalities from all over the State contributed to the Chief Minister’s Covid Relief Fund on Thursday. Here is the list of donors Ford Motor Company Limited: Rs 50 lakh + medical equipment worth Rs 6 cr Mahindra World City: …
  • Covid-19: Madras High Court to continue virtual hearing June 10, 2021 4:17 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has decided to conduct hearings only through the virtual mode from June 14 until further orders. The notification issued by the Registrar General of the court said that the decision has been made in view …
  • CPWD executive engineer, two others held in graft case June 10, 2021 4:12 pm The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday said that it has arrested an executive engineer of the CPWD and two private persons in an alleged graft case. The arrested accused have been identified as executive engineer V.L. Bhaskar, at the CPWD, …
  • Madurai MP opposes privatisation of railway stadiums and sports complexes June 10, 2021 1:42 pm
  • Women actors must be treated more fairly: Priya Mani June 10, 2021 7:54 am Express News Service Over twenty years of being an actor, Priya Mani has won many laurels, including a National Award for Paruthiveeran (2007). And yet, this hasn’t stopped her from adapting herself to the constant churns in the entertainment industry. …
  • Live: Total lockdown till 6am on June 21 now June 10, 2021 4:37 am The Covid-19 weekly positivity rate of seven of the ten districts in the southern region has dropped below the state’s average in the first week of June compared to the last week of May. The dip in Madurai was more pronounced, from 7.9% to 5.1%, pushing …
  • Coimbatore: Notorious burglar arrested June 9, 2021 11:20 pm Representative ImageCOIMBATORE: Kalveerampalayam residents caught a notorious burglar red-handed on Tuesday. The arrested person was identified as N Baskar, 61, of Kalaignar Colony at Perumalpatti in Madurai district. He tried to steal a mobile phone from …
  • Cop marries minor, child rights activists allege delay in arrest June 9, 2021 10:21 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: A police constable was arrested recently for marrying a 17-year-old girl. The girl was rescued after she managed to contact a child helpline number. But, the child welfare officers alleged that the police were reluctant in …
  • Schools removing wards from online classes groups for not paying fees June 9, 2021 10:19 pm Express News Service MADURAI: The government is yet to take a call on fees to be collected from the students, but many schools, sources said, are forcing parents to pay the fees for the academic year 2021-22. Even worse, a few schools are allegedly not …
  • Madurai NIPER: A non-starter for 12 years June 9, 2021 10:19 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Nearly 12 years on, the proposed National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), a Central government supported project for improving research and development in the pharma sector is yet to take shape. …
  • Coimbatore, Madurai and three other corporations get new commissioners; Chennai gets three new deputy commissioners June 9, 2021 5:29 pm
  • Sterlite Copper CEO quits; former veteran roped in as President June 9, 2021 4:29 pm R Kishore Kumar, a former veteran in Vedanta Resources, will re-join the group to head Sterlite Copper as the President even as the current CEO Pankaj Kumar quit the company citing personal reasons. At Vedanta, Kishore Kumar, in the past, had been in …
  • Madurai's GRH opens paediatric Covid facility June 9, 2021 2:42 pm
  • Suruli from ‘Jagame Thandhiram’ will have shades of Rajinikanth, says Dhanush June 9, 2021 11:21 am Actor Dhanush made his debut on Twitter Spaces while interacting with the team of his upcoming film Jagame Thandhiram, due to release on Netflix on June 18. “People have a lot of stress in their lives now but Jagame Thandhiram might help them relax a …
  • More than half the migrant workers employed by Madurai's Smart City projects have left city June 9, 2021 5:50 am Express News Service MADURAI: More than half of the migrant workers employed under various Smart City projects in Madurai have returned to their hometowns during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Around 400 migrant workers from various states, …
  • Without prejudice June 8, 2021 11:45 pm Three years after the Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional a repressive law that criminalised homosexual relations, the Madras High Court has taken significant steps to blunt the sharp edge of discrimination against the LGBTQIA+ community. In an …
  • HCL Tech looks to hire more talent from tier-2 and 3 cities June 8, 2021 7:22 pm BENGALURU : HCL Technologies Ltd, India’s third-largest IT services firm by revenue, aims to hire more people from tier-2 and tier-3 cities. Bringing jobs closer to talent is a strategy HCL Technologies had adopted about five years ago as 87% of its …
  • No COVID-19 vaccine stock in 34 of 38 districts: Tamil Nadu Health minister Ma Subramanian June 8, 2021 5:29 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Just a week after the state suspended – and restarted – its vaccination drive against COVID-19, Tamil Nadu's health minister Ma Subramanian on Tuesday said that 34 of the state's 38 districts had run out of vaccine …
  • Police working under severe stress: HC June 8, 2021 5:07 pm Taking a serious view of an incident where a group of persons travelling in an auto rickshaw in Tiruchi without following COVID-19 protocol abuse the police when questioned, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court said the court was not going to be …
  • Madras HC directs Centre to protect LGBTQIA+ community until enactment of a law June 8, 2021 6:10 am Empathising with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and such others’ (LGBTQIA+) community, the Madras High Court on Monday directed the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to enlist non-governmental organisations …
  • L&T to supply oxygen plants to TN hospitals June 8, 2021 4:02 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Larsen & Toubro has supplied one oxygen plant of 500 LPM capacity to the Government Hospital, Ponneri in Tiruvallur. L&T is in the process of supplying and commissioning five more plants in Tamil Nadu, as part of it …
  • Covid vaccination in Madurai suspended from Tuesday due to shortage June 8, 2021 3:59 am By Express News Service MADURAI: Covid vaccination drive in Madurai district has been suspended from Tuesday due to unavailability of vaccines. Deputy Director (in-charge) of Health Services Dr P Kumaragurubaran said that they have received no word …
  • MK Stalin’s first month in office shows his govt means business June 8, 2021 12:45 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: It has been a month since the government led by MK Stalin assumed office, and not a single day passed without his chairing meetings on various issues, but especially Covid-19.He visited the districts where the infection …
  • Madras HC judge takes counselling to understand same-sex relationships June 8, 2021 12:45 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: “Ignorance is no justification to normalise any form of discrimination,” Justice Anand Venkatesh of Madras High Court stressed. In a country battling institutional indifference and prejudice, Justice Anand Venkatesh is an …
  • ‘Cure therapy’ ban to training for police: Madras HC reaches out to LGBTQ June 8, 2021 12:04 am Underlining that sexual autonomy is an essential aspect of the right to privacy, the Madras High Court on Monday issued far-reaching guidelines aimed at mainstreaming LGBTIQA+ persons — from prohibiting attempts to “medically cure” persons belonging to the …
  • Sterlite Copper focused on ramping up facilities to produce medical oxygen June 7, 2021 8:13 pm CHENNAI: Sterlite Copper on Monday said it has dispatched 500 metric tonnes of medical oxygen in addition to 265 oxygen gas cylinders from its facility in Tamil Nadu and was focused on ramping up facilities to serve those in need of the life saving gas. …
  • 'Provide gender-neutral bathrooms': Madras HC judge counsels on LGBTQIA+ issues June 7, 2021 6:18 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: "Ignorance is no justification for normalising any form of discrimination," said Justice Anand Venkatesh of the Madras High Court on Monday, issuing a slew of guidelines to the State and Union government to ensure …
  • 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 …
  • AIADMK backs State government to cancel NEET June 7, 2021 11:01 am A day after Chief Minister M K Stalin urged Modi to cancel all national level tests like NEET and allow Tamilnadu to fill professional seats, including the MBBS, based on class 12 marks, AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam backed the DMK government’s …
  • SMS Group Of institutions, Sivakasi is emerging as a top June 7, 2021 9:32 am Sivakasi (Tamil Nadu) [India], June 7 (ANI/SRV Media): SMS Group of Institutions in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu is one of the top colleges in South India. It has always been a pioneer institution among its peers that offers degree courses in science, arts, …
  • Revival of road in tiger reserve shocks activists in southern districts June 7, 2021 9:26 am The administrative and financial sanction for improvement and maintenance of a forest road not in use for decades in the core zone of the Srivilliputhur-Megamalai Tiger Reserve has shocked activists in the southern districts. Some of them have petitioned …
  • New species a-flutter in India June 7, 2021 7:24 am India’s field researchers have kept the insect world buzzing with new additions. We speak to some of them about the species they found Species name: Nacaduba Sinhala ramaswamii, a line blue butterfly Named after: Ramamsamy SRK a farmer based out of Saptur …
  • Farmers raise nurseries as water flows from Vaigai dam June 7, 2021 7:21 am Water released from Vaigai dam for irrigation of the first crop of the double-crop region has reached Kallandhiri in Madurai district. After a gap of several years, water for irrigation of the first crop was released in the first week of June. It will …
  • OPINION: Expensive prescriptions impede health care, but a Prescription Drug Affordability Board could help June 7, 2021 5:58 am As family physicians, we were drawn to medicine to care for patients when they need it. However, when patients are unable to afford their medications, we often cannot achieve this goal. Far too often, the price of medications limit patients’ ability to …
  • TN second wave: Father, son conducted 64 funerals June 7, 2021 4:26 am At a time when even next of kin are refusing to perform last rites of those who die of Covid-19, A Ayub Khan, a DMK functionary, has been ensuring that the dead get a dignified burial/ cremation in Sivaganga. He has conducted 64 funerals so far during …
  • New system to book vaccine slots succumbs to overwhelming traffic in Madurai June 7, 2021 12:26 am Express News Service MADURAI:  The overwhelming response for the newly-introduced system of pre-booking slots through tele-registration for Covid-19 vaccination at Elango Corporation School led the server to crash on Saturday. Steps are underway to …
  • Class 12 evaluation: Not all on the same page in Tamil Nadu June 7, 2021 12:26 am Express News Service MADURAI:  With the State government scrapping Class XII examination and forming a committee to suggest ways to award marks to the students, teachers and educationists urged the panel to ensure justice while taking decisions. TNIE spoke …
  • Fund sought for solatium to deceased doctors' kin in Tamil Nadu June 7, 2021 12:26 am Express News Service CHENNAI:  Government doctors associations in the State have revived their demand for creation of a corpus fund from their salaries, to provide solatium to families of deceased doctors.  In 2017, the then State President of Service …
  • COVID cases continue to drop in T.N. June 6, 2021 11:29 pm Most infections reported from western districts, which account for nearly 6,500 of 20,421 fresh cases The number of COVID-19 cases continued to fall in Tamil Nadu, with 20,421 fresh cases reported on Sunday. The tally of active cases stands at 2,44,289. So …
  • AIADMK backs DMK government over NEET, urges Centre to abolish test June 6, 2021 5:42 pm By PTI CHENNAI: AIADMK top leader O Panneerselvam on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to abolish the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test and other similar examinations for all professional and other courses. A day after Chief Minister M K …
  • 26 IPS officers transferred in Tamil Nadu June 6, 2021 11:51 am In yet another reshuffle of police officers, the government has ordered the transfer of 26 IPS officers across the state. According to the order, R. Ponni, SP, Central Range, DVAC, has been transferred as SP, Idol Wing, Chennai. Sujith Kumar, Madurai …
  • 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 …
  • TN government effects transfer of 26 IPS officers June 6, 2021 11:07 am The Tamil Nadu Government in another bureaucratic rejig in the police department, effected the transfer of 26 IPS officers. This is the third reshuffle of IPS officers after the M.K. Stalin government assumed office. A government order issued on Sunday …
  • Avigna group to invest Rs 800 crore in FY22 to build warehousing, industrial parks in TN, Karnataka June 6, 2021 10:28 am Tamil Nadu-based Avigna group will invest around Rs 800 crore during the current financial year to develop industrial and warehousing parks in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka as part of its expansion plan, its Chief Executive Officer Abhijit Verma said. Avigna …
  • TN eases full lockdown restrictions in 27 districts June 6, 2021 12:16 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The State government on Saturday extended the ongoing lockdown for another week, till June 14, albeit with a few relaxations in districts where the curve is on a descend. The concessions include operation of call taxis and …
  • Cash-22 situation: Pandemic-infused price rise making life miserable for common man June 6, 2021 12:16 am By Express News Service As if the pandemic-induced pay cuts and job losses weren’t enough, people now have to deal with soaring prices of essential products. Digging into one’s savings has become increasingly common 1.27 crore people in India withdrew from …
  • Lockdown to continue in Tamil Nadu till June 14 June 5, 2021 11:50 pm Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday extended the COVID-19 lockdown by one more week from June 7 till 6 a.m. on June 14, but relaxed the restrictions region-wise based on the spread of the infection. The curbs will be eased more in Chennai and districts …
  • Over 25629 MT LMO transported to states by Oxygen Expresses June 5, 2021 8:52 pm New Delhi [India], June 5 (ANI): With the delivery of more than 25629 Metric Tonnes (MT) of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) in more than 1503 tankers to various states across the country so far, Oxygen Expresses crossed a milestone in service to the nation, …
  • Shops selling groceries, vegetables, meat and fish to open from June 7 across Tamil Nadu June 5, 2021 3:21 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: After a total lockdown for almost two weeks, people of the State could heave a sigh of relief after the state government relaxed the restrictions by allowing shops selling groceries, vegetables, meat and fish to open from June …
  • Expedite construction work of AIIMS Madurai, CM Stalin urges PM Modi June 5, 2021 3:13 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday sought the personal intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate immediate measures for commencing the construction works for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences ( …
  • Jagame Thandhiram gets a Twitter emoji June 5, 2021 12:26 pm By Chennaivision in Cinema News, News June 5, 2021 Dhanush’s upcoming Tamil film Jagame Thandhiram  has got a Twitter emoji ahead of its release on Netflix. This is the second Tamil film after Master to get a Twitter emoji this year. The movie directed by …
  • CM M K Stalin flags "delay" in setting up AIIMS in TN, asks PM Modi to intervene June 5, 2021 12:18 pm Flagging "avoidable delay" in setting up of All India Institute of Medical Sciences at Madurai, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to facilitate immediate measures to establish …
  • Calling Mucormycosis ‘Black Fungus’ is a misnomer, says Dr Venkatesh Prajna June 5, 2021 12:14 pm ‘Mucormycosis is not a new disease. It has been present from time immemorial.’ Mucormycosis is not a new disease. It has been there from time immemorial, says Dr Venkatesh Prajna, chief, Department of Medical Education, Aravind Eye Hospitals, Madurai. In …
  • Thamirabarani river crying for attention on World Environment Day June 5, 2021 10:55 am Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: The Thamirabarani river continues to be polluted by the untreated sewage and organic waste from the villages on its banks.  As World Environment Day is observed with 'Ecosystem Restoration' as its theme, people …
  • Appoint a team with powers to build AIIMS in TN: Stalin June 5, 2021 9:13 am Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to appoint a dedicated team of officials with financial and administrative powers for the contruction of the All India Institute Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Madurai. …
  • Southern railway apprentice recruitment 2021: Apply online for 3378 vacancies June 5, 2021 9:13 am NEW DELHI: Southern Railway has invited online applications from candidates to apply for Apprentice posts. The selected candidates will be engaged in the unit of their choice subject to the extent of vacancies and they may have to be engaged in other units …
  • Tamil Nadu extends lockdown, ... June 5, 2021 8:24 am The government of Tamil Nadu announced on Saturday that it would extend its lockdown for another week. According to the Times of India, the southern state’s lockdown would be extended till 6am on June 14. Lockdown curbs would also be eased in most …
  • T.N. extends lockdown till June 14 with relaxations June 5, 2021 6:21 am Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday extended the COVID-19 lockdown for one more week from June 7 till 6 am on June 14 but offered region-wise relaxations based on the infection spread. While Chennai, districts in north and south Tamil Nadu …
  • Covid-19: Daily death toll above 450-mark for 11th day in Tamil Nadu June 5, 2021 4:43 am Image used for representational purpose onlyChennai: New Covid-19 cases are on the decline, but the daily death toll in Tamul Nadu on Friday remained above the 450-mark for the 11th consecutive day. Another 463 people died of the disease in the last 24 …
  • TN government in favour of phased relaxation of curbs June 5, 2021 2:21 am After a two-week long intense lockdown in the state to bring the surge in Covid-19 cases under control, the Tamil Nadu government is mulling over phased unlocking, with measured relaxations.CHENNAI: After a two-week long intense lockdown in the state to …
  • Railways deliver over 24,840 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen June 4, 2021 1:35 pm Oxygen Expresses run by the Railways have delivered over 10,000 metric tonnes of LMO to the southern states, with Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka receiving more than 2,500 mt of Liquid Medical Oxygen each from these express trains. Oxygen …
  • Operation Self-reliance: Madurai GHs to produce their own medical oxygen June 4, 2021 12:43 pm Express News Service MADURAI: At a time when the entire country is battling a shortage of medical oxygen, Madurai is preparing for a self-reliant future. Soon, the district will have seven oxygen generator plants at five government hospitals, namely the …
  • Property dispute takes a fatal turn as uncle stabs three-year-old to death in TN June 4, 2021 12:43 pm By Express News Service MADURAI: A property dispute took a fatal turn after a three-year-old girl was stabbed allegedly by her uncle here in Vilakkuthoon on Wednesday. The suspect has been identified as B Ramkumar of Palace Road in Madurai.  Sources said …
  • TN government announced free of cost bus travel for differently-abled and transwoman June 4, 2021 8:38 am By Chennaivision in Chennai News, News June 4, 2021 Free of cost travel in town buses for differently-abled and transwomen and a super specialty hospital here were among the announcements the Tamilnadu government made on Thursday to commemorate the 97th …
  • M Karunanidhi's birth anniversary: Free bus travel, new library and godowns soon June 4, 2021 1:31 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday made six new announcements to mark the birth anniversary of former chief minister M Karunanidhi. Chief Minister MK Stalin, his Cabinet colleagues and other DMK leaders visited the …
  • Tamil Nadu announces free bus travel for differently-abled, transwomen June 3, 2021 7:01 pm By PTI CHENNAI: Free of cost travel in town buses for differently-abled and transwomen and a super specialty hospital here were among the announcements the Tamil Nadu government made on Thursday to commemorate the 97th birth anniversary of former Chief …
  • ‘Big library in Madurai will be a boon to southern districts’ June 3, 2021 4:36 pm Academicians, scholars and various other sections of the society have welcomed Chief Minister M.K. Stalin’s announcement on Thursday of establishing a state-of-the-art library in Madurai. Madurai Kamaraj University Vice-Chancellor M. Krishnan welcomed the …
  • TN announces multi-speciality hospital in south Chennai, free bus travel for transpersons, persons with disabilities June 3, 2021 4:16 pm The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday made six major announcements, including the construction of a 500-bed multi-super speciality hospital at Guindy in south Chennai at a cost of ₹250 crore and free city bus travel for transpersons and persons with …
  • Postal Department encourages customers to opt for e-banking services during the pandemic June 3, 2021 9:28 am The Postal Department is encouraging customers to opt for e-banking services to avoid frequent visits to post offices during the pandemic. While all head post offices and most of the branch post offices function up to 2 p.m., nearly 101 single-handed no …
  • Tamil Nadu students-teachers demand cancellation of 12th boards June 3, 2021 7:49 am CHENNAI: Students, teachers, parents and academicians in Tamil Nadu have requested the M.K. Stalin government to cancel the Class 12 board examinations taking a cue from the central government's decision cancelling both the CBSE and ICSE exams. …
  • Madurai wedding & Dubai boxer charters: DGCA probe finds lapses by SpiceJet June 2, 2021 5:25 pm
  • South TN registers most Covid deaths in May June 2, 2021 10:13 am The southern districts have seen a rapid increase in Covid-19 deaths in the second wave, with the toll in May alone coming up to 78% of the total deaths from the disease in the region from March 2020 to April this year.MADURAI: The southern districts have …
  • Zero waiting ward comes up at Madurai hospital June 2, 2021 7:57 am
  • Madurai doctors offer free consultation to Covid-hit June 2, 2021 7:57 am A group of young doctors have been providing succour to thousands of Covid-19 patients for the past one month by offering free consultation, advice for getting better treatment and trying to dispel myths associated with vaccines.A group of young doctors …
  • 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, …
  • Coimbatore, Tirupur get new collectors June 13, 2021 11:46 pm In a major reshuffle of senior bureaucrats, the state government has transferred a host of IAS officers including 11 district collectors to various other posts on Sunday. According to the government order issued on Sunday, Tamil Nadu Adi Dravidar Housing …
  • 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. …
  • Farmers to get ₹ 11,500-crore loan from Coop. banks for kuruvai crop: Periyasamy June 13, 2021 8:59 am MADURAI Tamil Nadu Minister for Cooperation I. Periyasamy said on Wednesday that through the Primary Agricultural Cooperative Banks, farmers across the State would get farm loans to the tune of about ₹ 11,500 crore. As per the directive of Chief minister M …
  • Child marriages on the rise in Tamil Nadu amid Covid: Study June 11, 2021 4:24 pm With the Covid pandemic creating a financial crisis and parents finding it difficult to make ends meet, girls under the marriageable age are being married off in the state. A study conducted by the NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) found that child marriage …
  • 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 …
  • Hospital PRO booked after gold chain goes missing June 6, 2021 12:36 am Coimbatore: A public relations officer (PRO) of a private hospital at Saravanampatti has been booked for failing to return a patient’s gold chain weighing 10 sovereigns. The Saravanampatti police said 45-year-old Shanthi, of Ramanathapuram, had handed over …
  • TN eases full lockdown restrictions in 27 districts June 6, 2021 12:16 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The State government on Saturday extended the ongoing lockdown for another week, till June 14, albeit with a few relaxations in districts where the curve is on a descend. The concessions include operation of call taxis and …
  • Shops selling groceries, vegetables, meat and fish to open from June 7 across Tamil Nadu June 5, 2021 3:21 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: After a total lockdown for almost two weeks, people of the State could heave a sigh of relief after the state government relaxed the restrictions by allowing shops selling groceries, vegetables, meat and fish to open from June …
  • Tamil Nadu brings all SC sub-sects under one common name June 4, 2021 12:07 pm The Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu issued an order on Thursday bringing all the seven sub-sects of Scheduled Castes under one common name – Devendrakula Velalar. The seven sub-castes – Devendrakulathan, Kadaiyan (excluding those …
  • Researchers restore 14 acres of seagrass to save dugongs in the Gulf of Mannar June 3, 2021 8:25 am Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI: In order to conserve endangered dugongs, researchers at Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve along with other marine experts have restored 14 acres of degraded seagrass on the sea bed of the Gulf of Mannar region over …
  • Former AIADMK minister moves anticipatory bail plea in 'cheating' case filed by actress June 2, 2021 3:29 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Former AIADMK minister M Manikandan on Wednesday moved the Madras High Court seeking anticipatory bail in the recent case filed against him by an actress on charges of cheating over false promises of marriage. The actress had …
  • 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 …
  • Initiative to conserve sacred groves June 1, 2021 6:43 am For centuries, ‘Kovil Kaadugal’ or sacred groves were looked after and maintained by the local communities residing there, who made use of the age-old traditions and knowledge to conserve them. However, many sacred groves in the northern region are now …
  • Beneficiaries complain of not receiving vaccine certificates June 1, 2021 1:20 am Coimbatore: Singanallur resident R Venkatachalam, 40, was excited after he received the first dose of vaccination at the city corporation’s school on Premier Mills Road last Wednesday. After taking the vaccine, he left the school with a sense of relief. …
  • Rain water preserved in three tanks helped farmers, says Collector May 31, 2021 12:29 pm As a result, farmers start cultivating an additional crop. Five months ago, when the Ramanathapuram district experienced excess rainfall, the authorities led by District Collector Dinesh Ponraj Oliver ensured that the water was not wasted. After the water …
  • 23 fishermen who survived Cyclone Tauktae reach Nagai May 30, 2021 10:44 pm Express News Service NAGAPATTINAM:  The 23 fishermen from the district who survived Cyclone Tauktae’s fury in the Arabian Sea on May 15, returned home on Sunday. They have requested relief for the families of their nine missing colleagues whose boat, …
  • Stray dog feeders struggle as meat shortage hits hard May 30, 2021 1:19 am Coimbatore: As meat shops are closed due to the lockdown, good Samaritans feeding stray dogs are in a pickle. They are unable to buy chicken meat to prepare food for strays and are forced to buy milk and biscuits, which are twice more expensive. K P …
  • Vaccine shortage plagues district May 30, 2021 1:19 am Coimbatore: Shortage of vaccines continues to plague the district, which saw long queues of residents in front of primary health centres (PHCs) and other vaccination centres waiting to get inoculated on Saturday. While the district administration had …
  • Skeletons found in Tamil Nadu village May 29, 2021 8:15 pm By PTI RAMANATHAPURAM: As many as five skeletons were found from the seashore at a village in this district on Saturday, prompting authorities to launch a probe. The human remains were found at the Valinokkam seashore village, police and revenue officials …
  • Tamil Actress Shantini Deva Accuses ex-AIADMK Minister of Impregnating her and Forced Abortion May 29, 2021 3:26 am Is Prabhas a part of Tom Cruise's MI 7 Tamil actress Shantini Deva of Naadodigal fame has reportedly lodged a complaint against former AIADMK minister Manikandan of impregnating and forcing her to abort a few times. She has accused me of threatening to …
  • Child marriages on the rise in four districts in TN May 27, 2021 5:21 am Express News Service CHENNAI: 16-year-old Divya is a Class XI student and hails from a village in Salem’s hinterland. She wanted to study but her parents married her off this month. The marriage function was held during the lockdown, away from the eyes and …
  • TN CM flags off vehicles with 1,400 oxygen cylinders, equipment to 18 districts May 26, 2021 11:06 pm Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Wednesday flagged off vehicles carrying 1,400 imported oxygen cylinders and regulators to 18 districts across the State, to aid efforts in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. These oxygen cylinders and …
  • 70 bikes seized from lockdown violators May 24, 2021 11:37 pm Coimbatore: On the Day 1 of intensified lockdown on Monday, the rural police seized 70 motorcycles for violating the lockdown norms. Police in both rural and urban areas of Coimbatore strictly enforced lockdown norms and curtailed vehicle movements. Deputy …
  • 3,165 fresh cases take tally to 30,104; death toll at 32 May 23, 2021 1:03 am Coimbatore: The district recorded 3,165 fresh Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking the total number of cases to 1,34,912. Despite 2,377 people getting discharged on the day, again highest in a day, the number of active cases crossed the grim figure of 30,000 …
  • 28 deaths recorded in Madurai May 22, 2021 4:08 pm A total of 28 COVID-19 deaths were recorded in Madurai district on Saturday, making it the highest number of deaths recorded in the district in a single day. The total deaths increased the district’s toll to 785. Of these deaths, 14 were recorded in …
  • 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 …
  • Special COVID-19 vaccination camps at 31 places in Puducherry, here's the full list May 18, 2021 4:07 pm By Express News Service PUDUCHERRY: As the COVID toll mounts with an average of 30 persons dying daily in Puducherry, the Health Department is holding special vaccination camps at 31 places in urban and rural areas for three days from May 18 to 20. The …
  • Amid ferocious Covid second wave, Kerala stares at a challenging monsoon season May 13, 2021 3:42 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Even as the state is reeling under a monster Covid second wave, the government has started preparations for an above normal monsoon. Unlike last year, when Covid-infected people were mainly admitted to hospitals and …
  • Covid-19: Over 30,000 cases in Tamil Nadu; 293 deaths May 13, 2021 2:58 am Representative image CHENNAI: Fresh cases in Chennai crossed the 30,000 mark on Wednesday after the public health department announced 30,355 new cases on a day test samples were drawn from 1.49lakh people. After 293 deaths and 19,508 discharges, there …
  • Motorists crowd roads on Day 2 May 11, 2021 11:06 pm Coimbatore: Day 2 of the current phase of the lockdown saw more vehicles moving on the road and more people stepping out of their houses. Emboldened by the absence of tough action on those venturing out, several people were out in public places compared to …
  • CBI books proprietor of TN-based firm May 7, 2021 2:15 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against the proprietor of a Tamil Nadu-based private company (an approved Income Tax e-return intermediary) and others based on a complaint from Income Tax …
  • Reaching the top, one step at a time -- Stalin style May 7, 2021 2:14 am Express News Service CHENNAI: MK Stalin, the DMK president, is taking the reins of the State as the Chief Minister with five decades of experience in politics and administration. He will be the oldest first-time Chief Minister to be sworn in at the age of …
  • Tamil Nadu logs 24,898 new cases, 195 deaths May 6, 2021 9:26 pm Tamil Nadu recorded 24,898 new COVID-19 cases in the single biggest day spike so far on Thursday, pushing the caseload to 12,97,500, while a record 195 deaths in the last 24 hours took the toll to 14,974. According to a medical bulletin, 21,546 people were …
  • Tax refund scam: CBI books proprietor of pvt firm May 6, 2021 1:43 pm Representative imageCHENNAI: The Central Bureau of Investigation, Chennai, registered a case against the proprietor of a Tamil Nadu- based private company (an approved income tax e-return intermediary) and others, including unidentified people, for …
  • MK Stalin stakes claim to form govt in Tamil Nadu May 5, 2021 11:45 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI; DMK president MK Stalin will be sworn in as Chief Minister of the State on Friday at a formal function to be held in Raj Bhavan. Having been elected as leader of the legislative party, Stalin met Governor Banwarilal Purohit …
  • Tamil Nadu logs over 21,000 new Covid cases May 5, 2021 3:02 am A health services provider comes out of a city hospital for a breakCHENNAI: Only four districts in the state – Perambur, Ariyalur, Pudukottai and Ramanathapuram – reported fewer than 100 cases on Tuesday, when the state reported 21,228 new cases and 144 …
  • Woman chops off tongue to fulfil her vow May 3, 2021 4:37 pm Vanitha, 32 , wife of Karthik of Pothuvakudi in Paramakudi union hails from a family of DMK sympathizers.MADURAI: A woman in Ramanathapuram district chopped off the tip of her tongue on Monday to fulfil her vow that she would sacrifice her tongue to a …
  • Woman Cuts Off Her Tongue to Fulfill Vow After Stalin's Victory in Indian State May 3, 2021 2:09 pm India 12:36 GMT 03.05.2021Get short URL Four Indian states and one union territory: Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry held assembly polls in different phases from 27 March to 29 April. The results of these poll-bound states came out on …
  • Positivity rate rises to 12.2%, active cases at all-time high May 2, 2021 12:26 am Coimbatore: The district recorded its highest-ever single-day spike in Covid-19 cases on Saturday, when 1,257 people were declared positive for the virus, even as the tally increased to 79,669, just 331 short of another milestone of 80,000-mark. The daily …
  • Current COVID wave is like a 'tsunami,' says Tamil Nadu official as state nears peak April 29, 2021 7:23 pm By PTI CHENNAI: The initial coronavirus wave wintessed last year was 'small,' but the current one was like a 'tsunami' and a pandemic of such huge proportions can be tackled only with full public cooperation, a top government official said …
  • Doctors allege police high-handedness, to boycott outpatient services April 28, 2021 11:50 pm By Express News Service RAMANATHAPURAM/MADURAI: Two government doctors, posted on Covid duty at a Covid Care Centre (CCC) in Paramakudi, claimed that they were allegedly manhandled and verbally abused by a high-ranking police official on Tuesday night. …
  • Ramnad govt hospital doctors to boycott outpatient services after DSP allegedly harasses medicos  April 28, 2021 8:30 pm By Express News Service RAMANATHAPURAM/MADURAI: Two government doctors, posted on Covid duty at a Covid Care Centre (CCC) in Paramakudi, on Wednesday alleged that they had been manhandled and verbally abused by a high-ranking police official on Tuesday …
  • Streets empty, shops closed amid lockdown April 26, 2021 9:23 pm Coimbatore: The entire city was deserted on the first Sunday of complete lockdown during the Covid-19 second wave. All shops, except pharmacies and petrol pumps, were closed. As 500 police personnel were deployed across the city, very few people were …
  • 46-yr-old man found murdered April 25, 2021 11:14 pm Coimbatore: A 46-year-old man was found dead at Annai Fatima Nagar on Saravanampatti-Thudiyalur road on Saturday. The Saravanampatti police said the body of B Sainath, a native of Jalladiyanpet near Pallikaranai in Kancheepuram district, was first spotted …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Black earth and broken dreams: Review of ‘Along with the Sun: Stories from Tamil Nadu’s Black Soil Region’ April 21, 2021 4:22 am This book is a valuable addition to the translation initiative by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation. The voices of the black soil or karisal region of Tamil Nadu — comprising Virudhunagar, Thoothukudi, and Ramanathapuram …
  • DMK partymen allege security lapse as 31 teachers allowed entry at Ramnad counting centre April 16, 2021 10:24 am By Express News Service RAMANATHAPURAM: In a serious breach of security arrangements at the district's poll counting centre located at Anna University College of Engineering, as many as 31 teachers of the college gained unauthorised entry, alleged DMK …
  • Civic body reintroduces triage centres as 534 more test +ve April 16, 2021 12:26 am Coimbatore: The district’s Covid-19 tally crossed the 65,000-mark on Tuesday, when it added another 534 fresh cases to its kitty. There was a slight dip in the number of active cases, which stood at 4,438 on the day, as 643 patients were discharged from …
  • Mild showers in some parts of city April 15, 2021 3:46 pm Coimbatore: Residents of Coimbatore who were expecting summer spells to cool down the city were disappointed as the day passed with just mild drizzles on Wednesday. Even those mild showers were received only in few parts of the city and were not widespread …
  • ‘I found myself under sea with boat on top’ April 15, 2021 3:09 pm R Velmurugan (L) and Sunil Dhas of Bengal survived the boat crash with Singapore ship ‘MV APL Le Harve’ off Mangalore on MondayMADURAI: R Velmurugan still shudders at the thought of the big banging noise, “Alexander anna” making a last-ditch attempt to …
  • 42 clusters identified in dist for sero survey April 10, 2021 12:35 am Coimbatore: The state government-ordered second sero survey to check for the presence of antibodies among the residents of Covid-19 clusters has begun in the district, which logged 473 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Friday, taking the tally past the 62,000- …
  • Voter turnout in T.N. Assembly election revised to 72.78% April 8, 2021 2:35 pm The Election Commission on Wednesday revised the voter turnout for the Assembly election to 72.78% from 71.79% after consolidating the figures at the close of polling (7 p.m. on Tuesday). Among the districts, Karur topped the chart with 83.92%. Among the …
  • Elderly people set examples to youth in exercising their democratic right April 7, 2021 5:01 pm Coimbatore: For those couch potatoes who didn’t cast their votes, 105-year-old Marappa Gounder and 95-year-old K Pappamal have a message. Marappa, a resident of Karupparayanpalayam, walked to the polling station, which is half a kilometre away from his …
  • TN polls: They stepped out to vote, did it with smile April 7, 2021 2:53 pm Ninety-two-year-old S Krishnammal from Ramanathapuram in Coimbatore.For those couch potatoes who didn’t cast their votes, 105-year-old Marappa Gounder and 95-year-old K Pappamal show there can be no excuse to not vote. Despite having the postal option, …
  • TN: Poor show at urban centres brings down turnout April 7, 2021 2:53 pm Visual from a polling booth in ChennaiUrban centres pulled down voter turnout in the Tamil Nadu assembly election held on Tuesday. The overall provisional state average turnout was 71.79% as per the latest figures from the EC. It could be revised slightly …
  • Man murdered near Ramanathapuram April 1, 2021 1:03 am
  • MDMK volunteers campaign on boats in TN polls March 26, 2021 4:00 am Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) [India], March 25 (ANI): In a unique campaign in the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) volunteers on Thursday approached fishermen who were fishing at sea and urged them to vote for DMK …
  • Victims of violence will be given justice: MK Stalin March 23, 2021 9:43 am By Express News Service THOOTHUKUDI /RAMANATHAPURAM/CHENNAI: Sterlite firing and the custodial deaths of traders Jeyaraj and Beniks are examples of police violence in Thoothukudi, and justice will be rendered to the victims when DMK comes to power, …
  • 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, …
  • Stalin asks Modi to cancel bid process of hydrocarbon extracation in TN June 14, 2021 8:49 am By Chennaivision in National News, News June 14, 2021 Chief Minister MK Stalin on Sunday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to instruct the Union Petroleum Ministry to cancel the bid process for hydrocarbon extraction at Vadatheru in Pudukkottai. In his …
  • Cauvery basin protected agricultural zone, says Stalin, urges PM Modi to terminate hydrocarbon extraction in Pudukottai June 13, 2021 1:50 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: A few days after the Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas invited bids for developing Oil and Gas fields in Vadatheru block in Pudukottai district, Chief Minister M K Stalin on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra …
  • Protests return in TN's Neduvasal after word spreads over hydrocarbon extraction June 13, 2021 9:42 am Express News Service TIRUCHY: A word-of-mouth information over tender invitation for extraction of hydrocarbons has sparked protests once again at Neduvasal in Pudukkottai district on Sunday. Condemning this decision taken by the  central government, …
  • Ensure TN gets alloted Cauvery water: CM MK Stalin June 12, 2021 2:20 am Chief minister M K Stalin inspecting the desilting work at Kodiyalam in Trichy on Friday.CHENNAI: Chief minister M K Stalin on Friday urged the Centre to ensure that Karnataka releases Tamil Nadu’s share of Cauvery water as per the monthly schedule …
  • Pudukottai man showers gratitude at nurses’ feet, literally! June 11, 2021 2:12 am Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Taking care of patients during the pandemic risking their own lives is the true mark of heroism. Despite encountering rude behaviour by patients or attenders at government hospitals and facilities, healthcare workers have …
  • Second Covid wave hard on mental health too June 9, 2021 6:49 pm Express News Service TIRUCHY:  The second wave of Covid-19 has not only claimed the lives of a lot of people, but also created a strong negative impact on the mental health of people.  The fear of receiving bad news has led to many of them hating the very …
  • TN eases full lockdown restrictions in 27 districts June 6, 2021 12:16 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The State government on Saturday extended the ongoing lockdown for another week, till June 14, albeit with a few relaxations in districts where the curve is on a descend. The concessions include operation of call taxis and …
  • Delta farmers hope TN govt will open Mettur dam on June 12 May 23, 2021 6:53 am Rainfall for the past couple of days and the steady inflow of water to Mettur dam has raised the hopes of farmers in delta districts to carry out kuruvai paddy cultivation, provided the DMK government opens the dam on the customary June 12 this year too. …
  • Pudukottai man starts ‘Moi Virundhu’ to help Covid patients in Delhi May 5, 2021 11:45 pm Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Every day, social media is inundated with requests for beds, oxygen, medicines for covid patients. Good Samaritans are helping out in whatever way possible. One such is a 42-year-old Sivakumar from Pudukkottai. Lacking …
  • MK Stalin stakes claim to form govt in Tamil Nadu May 5, 2021 11:45 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI; DMK president MK Stalin will be sworn in as Chief Minister of the State on Friday at a formal function to be held in Raj Bhavan. Having been elected as leader of the legislative party, Stalin met Governor Banwarilal Purohit …
  • TN Election Results 2021: After 26 hours of counting, Vijayabaskar pulls off win in Viralimalai May 3, 2021 7:28 pm Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: The Viralimalai assembly constituency, which saw an emotional campaign between Health Minister C Vijayabaskar of the AIADMK and DMK's M Palaniappan witnessed an equally dramatic counting day, which stretched well into …
  • Counting stopped in Viralimalai for three hours after EVM row, DMK submits complaint May 2, 2021 11:37 am Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Counting resumed after more than three hours in Viralimalai constituency after a controversy broke out over one of the EVMs, leading to arguments between candidates and officials. Counting had begun at 8 am like all other …
  • These TN youths sell Nungu to fight summer heat, lockdown losses April 29, 2021 4:36 pm Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: While there are children who are attending online classes due to pandemic shutting down schools, a handful of school children from a village in Pudukkottai are standing under the scorching sun to sell tender palmyra fruits …
  • Gutka worth Rs 23L seized, two arrested April 28, 2021 12:48 am Coimbatore: The Sathyamangalam police arrested two men on Tuesday for smuggling banned tobacco products worth Rs 23 lakh from Karnataka. The arrested people were identified as S Salman Mohammed, 28, of Palakkad in Kerala and T Balasubramaniam, 45, of …
  • Man arrested for murder of woman, 71 April 25, 2021 11:14 pm Coimbatore: A 25-year-old construction worker was arrested on Sunday for murdering a 71-year-old woman for gold ornaments and later raping her at her residence near Thudiyalur on April 17. He is likely to be remanded in judicial custody on Monday. The …
  • Heat, Covid add to polling officers’ woes April 7, 2021 5:32 pm Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Every election duty brings its own set of worries for government school/college teachers and government staff about which place they would be posted, how far it would be from their homes, and how the conditions would …
  • Tamil Nadu Polls: Red or Green, who will sweep Delta clean? April 6, 2021 1:26 am Express News Service TIRUCHY: If the Chief Minister’s carefully constructed ‘farmer’ image finds takers among voters, it would make the Delta region easily winnable for the ruling AIADMK. But, if the Opposition’s campaign against the three contentious farm …
  • Tamil Nadu elections 2021: A government doctor who entered poll fray to fight NEET April 5, 2021 1:18 am Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: He quit his job as doctor at Aranthangi Government Hospital to jump into the poll fray. His main poll plank was ‘anti-NEET’ and he said he would take the fight against the examination forward if elected to the Assembly. Dr …
  • TN polls: NTK leader Shiv Raman campaigns on bullock cart March 26, 2021 4:01 am By Pramod Chaturvedi And KathirPudukkottai (Tamil Nadu) [India], March 25 (ANI): Ahead of the Tamil Nadu assembly elections, Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) leader Shiv Raman on Thursday campaigned on a bullock cart to protest the hike in fuel prices. He was on …
  • Imagine what DMK would do if voted to power: EPS March 16, 2021 11:25 pm By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI/THANJAVUR: Canvassing votes for AIADMK candidates and a TMC candidate in Pudukkottai and Thanjavur on Tuesday, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami launched a broadside against DMK president MK Stalin for ‘lying …
  • TN elections 2021: Meet the political heavyweights March 11, 2021 3:33 am By Express News Service Profiles of some of the significant aiadmk leaders who were named in the party’s Assembly poll candidate list on Wednesday  OS Manian from Vedaranyam Manian (67), Handlooms and Textiles Minister, is re-contesting in the Vedaranyam …
  • South TN continues to be under watch for thundershowers March 10, 2021 1:54 am Rain or thundershowers have occurred at isolated places over Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli and Ramanathapuram districts of Tamil Nadu, and Kerala and Mahe during the 24 hours ending on Tuesday morning. The Chennai Regional Meteorological Centre said that on …
  • Cops make 6 on bike shell out Rs 5,000 each March 6, 2021 4:47 am Coimbatore: A day after a video of six people travelling on a motorcycle on Chinnavedampatti Road in the city went viral on social media, traffic police nabbed and fined them Rs 5,000 each on Friday. On Thursday, city deputy commissioner of police (traffic …
  • COVID vaccine does not harm fertility in women: Doctors February 27, 2021 3:53 am Express News Service TIRUCHY: 28-year-old Varsha (name changed), who is a frontline worker, has not taken the COVID vaccine so far. She is apprehensive after hearing rumours that the vaccine can impact fertility. Many women, in the 20s to 30s age bracket …
  • Delhi Police arrests man from TN for duping home-buyers February 26, 2021 11:54 am New Delhi [India], February 25 (ANI): The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police arrested a real-estate developer from Pudukkottai in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday for allegedly duping Rs 2.50 crore from investors in the guise of housing projects in the …
  • Day of charging bulls & daring youth February 22, 2021 8:22 am By Express News Service COIMBATORE: A large stretch of L&T bypass road in Chettipalayam was abuzz on Sunday with people thronging to enjoy the fourth edition of jallikattu in the district. This was despite a limited seating capacity of 12,000, compared …
  • Maoist sympathiser arrested from Madurai February 20, 2021 3:30 am Suresh was produced before the Salem principal district judge court on Friday evening and he was remanded in judicial custody.COIMBATORE: The Salem rural police arrested a Maoist sympathiser from Madurai for raising slogans against the Union government …
  • 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 …
  • PM on 2 years after Pulwama: ‘No Indian can forget this day’ February 16, 2021 6:12 am MARKING TWO years after the terror attack in Pulwama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday paid homage to the 40 CRPF jawans who were killed in the car bombing that targeted their convoy and said that their bravery will inspire generations. “No Indian can …
  • Drivers of bigger vehicles can't be always held responsible for accidents: Madras HC February 14, 2021 9:58 pm Express News Service MADURAI: Pointing out how in a majority of road accident death cases, the responsibility is fixed on the driver of the bigger vehicle even when it is the victim who violated the rules and contributed to the accident, the Madurai Bench …
  • An ancient temple in a commercial hub February 10, 2021 3:22 am Kalikambal temple in George Town, where Shivaji once offered worship, has been renovated Nestled in the heart of George Town’s commercial hub, the guardian deity of Thambu Chetty Street continues to keep silent vigil over its noisy, traffic-choked bustle. …
  • Rs 3 lakh aid for electrocution victims’ kin in Tamil Nadu February 7, 2021 6:34 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday announced Rs 3 lakh compensation to the kin of 12 persons who were electrocuted in various parts of the State recently. K Selvarasu of Thennampadi village in Viralimalai …
  • Indigo Paints IPO allotment today: How to check status, grey market premium, listing date and more January 28, 2021 2:45 am Image Source : INDIGO PAINTS LOGO/INDIA TV Indigo Paints IPO allotment today The allotment of Rs 1,170 crore initial public offer (IPO) of Indigo Paints will be announced on January 28 (Thursday). The Indigo Paints IPO market lot size is 10 shares. The …
  • Motor insurance racket unearthed January 26, 2021 1:16 am The Cyber Crime Wing of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) on Monday arrested six persons for allegedly issuing fake motor insurance policies. The police seized fake insurance certificates from them. Commissioner of Police Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal told the media …
  • DMK minority wing unhappy as party gives plum posting to RMM functionary January 22, 2021 5:30 am Express News Service CHENNAI: DMK minority wing cadres are unhappy with the party leadership for offering a State-level posting to A Joseph Stalin, who joined the party just a week ago from Rajini Makkal Mandram (RNM). DMK general secretary Duraimurugan …
  • Indigo Paints growth rate to beat industry for many years to come January 20, 2021 11:35 am Rs 150 crore of the Rs 300-crore fresh issue has been earmarked for a major capacity expansion at one of our plants in Pudukkottai in Tamil Nadu, says Hemant Jalan, Owner & MD, Indigo Paints. The Indigo Paints anchor book is at Rs 348 crore. Many are …
  • Indigo Paints IPO opens for subscription today: Analysts give thumbs up January 20, 2021 3:41 am The three-day initial public offering (IPO) of Indigo Paints will open for public subscription on Wednesday, January 20, and will close on January 22. The price band has been fixed at Rs 1,488-1,490 per share for the initial share sale. At the upper end of …
  • Indigo Paints raises Rs 348 cr from anchor investors ahead of IPO January 19, 2021 7:38 pm Sequoia Capital-backed Indigo Paints on Tuesday said it has mopped up Rs 348 crore from anchor investors ahead of its initial share-sale, which will open for public subscription on Wednesday. A total of 23,35,020 shares have been allotted to 25 anchor …
  • Indigo Paints raises January 19, 2021 6:16 pm A total of 23,35,020 shares have been allotted to 25 anchor investors at ₹1,490 apiece, which is the upper end of the price band, the company said in a statement. At this price, the company mobilised ₹348 crore, it added. Also Read | What 2020 did to India …
  • Two IPOs to hit market this week, eye over Rs 5,800 cr January 17, 2021 7:10 am NEW DELHI: Two companies -- Indian Railway Finance Corporation and Sequoia Capital-backed Indigo Paints -- are set to hit the market with their initial share-sale offers this week to raise an estimated over Rs 5,800 crore. The companies are expecting to …
  • Crops across 5k acres have sustained more than 33% damage, says official January 15, 2021 11:35 pm Express News Service TIRUCHY: The harvest season has turned out to be a sad one for farmers across Delta districts, with incessant rain destroying acres of harvest-ready Samba paddy. District Collector S Sivarasu, along with Revenue officials, inspected …
  • Indigo Paints IPO to open on Jan 20 January 15, 2021 4:31 am Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan 14 (ANI): Pune-based Indigo Paints said on Thursday it will open the offer period in relation to initial public offering of equity shares on January 20 and close by January 22. The IPO comprises fresh issuance of equity …
  • Indigo Paints IPO to open on Jan 20, sets price band of ₹1,488-1,490 per equity share January 15, 2021 1:53 am Indigo Paints Limited will open its initial public offering of Equity Shares on January 20, 2021 with a price band of ₹1,488–₹1,490 per Equity Share. The paint company, now the fifth largest in the country in decorative paint industry, may, in consultation …
  • Indigo Paints fixes IPO price band at Rs 1,488-1,490; grey market premium @ 60% January 15, 2021 1:12 am NEW DELHI: Sequoia Capital-backed Indigo Paints on Thursday fixed the price band for its forthcoming Rs 1,000-crore IPO at Rs 1,488-1,490 apiece. According to dealers in the unlisted market, the scrip was commanding a grey market premium of 55-60 per cent …
  • Suriyur and Viralimalai Jallikattu events postponed due to rainfall January 14, 2021 3:07 pm Express News Service TIRUCHY: Suriyur and Viralimalai Jallikattu events, which were scheduled to happen this weekend got postponed due to incessant rains across the central districts. Owing to upper air circulation in the Indian Ocean districts across …
  • Indigo Paints IPO to open on Jan 20; price band fixed at Rs 1,488-1,490 January 14, 2021 12:42 pm Sequoia Capital-backed Indigo Paints, on Thursday, said it has fixed a price band of Rs 1,488-1,490 a share for its initial share-sale, which will open for public subscription on January 20. The IPO comprises fresh issuance of stocks aggregating to Rs 300 …
  • 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 …
  • Sequoia Capital-backed Indigo Paints gets Sebi nod to float IPO January 4, 2021 2:49 pm Sequoia Capital-backed Indigo Paints has received capital markets regulator Sebi's approval to raise about Rs 1,000 crore through an initial public offering. The IPO comprises fresh issuance of shares aggregating to Rs 300 crore and an offer-for-sale …
  • Tamil Nadu feels BJP irrelevant, will seek Rajinikanth’s support: Kamal Haasan December 30, 2020 12:40 pm Actor-turned politician Kamal Haasan says the people of Tamil Nadu feel BJP is irrelevant. Haasan, who is on the third-phase of his election campaign, addressed the reporters in Pudukkottai and said he will seek actor Rajinikanth’s support for the assembly …
  • Pudukkottai Court awards triple death sentence for sexual assault, murder of 7-year-old Dalit girl December 29, 2020 4:58 pm Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: The Pudukkottai Mahila Court on Tuesday awarded a triple death sentence and rigorous imprisonment for life to the accused for the sexual assault and murder of a 7-year-old Dalit girl in Embal on June 30 this year. Justice …
  • 12-year-old Anjana Sri carving a path for herself, one door at a time December 29, 2020 1:45 am Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: It is 8 am on a chilly December morning and the continuous sound of chiselling cuts through the silent monotony of the street next to the Government Museum here. A small girl, all of 12 years, is crouching on a block of …
  • NGT seeks response from Centre for exempting oil and gas projects from public consultation December 21, 2020 11:51 am Express News Service CHENNAI: The southern bench of National Green Tribunal on Monday issued a notice to the Union Environment Ministry seeking a response to its recent notification that grants certain exemptions to offshore and onshore oil and gas …
  • DVAC writes to banks seeking access to lockers of environment official December 18, 2020 10:25 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: Three days after seizing huge amounts of cash and registering FIR against a Department  of Environment (DoE) superintendent, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) has written to banks seeking access to the …
  • Rains expected in Southern districts December 18, 2020 9:16 am By Chennaivision in Chennai News December 18, 2020 In the next 48 hours, the cyclonic circulation near Sri Lanka is likely to bring heavy rainfall over southern districts until Saturday. Weather bloggers stated that heavy to moderate rainfall was expected …
  • Stone structures used for irrigation discovered near Udumalpet December 17, 2020 8:39 am A group of archaeological enthusiasts recently discovered portions of stone structures called 'thoombus', which were estimated to be around 1,000 years old, near Udumalpet in Tiruppur district. The team from Virarajendran Archaeological and …
  • Weather watch: South Tamil Nadu makes gains from easterly wave December 17, 2020 8:32 am The prevailing easterly wave activity over the Bay of Bengal is expected to trigger scattered to fairly widespread rain/thundershowers over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala, Mahe and Lakshadweep for four more days, according to an update by the …
  • Meet the water investor who saves every drop December 13, 2020 1:16 am Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Necessity is the mother of all inventions, says Plato. One such necessity has driven Sathiyaseelan in Pudukottai to venture out with an idea and give shape to it. Water shortage has been a perennial issue in several areas …
  • Meth smuggling: One more person arrested December 12, 2020 1:15 am Coimbatore: The Narcotics Intelligence Bureau CID (NIBCID) of city police have arrested one more person in connection with an attempt to smuggle 1.2kg methamphetamine worth Rs 1.20 crore to Sharjah from the Coimbatore International Airport on December 5. …
  • Whistle for water: Pudukkottai physics teacher's simple solution to perennial problem  December 10, 2020 8:05 pm Express News Service PUDUKKOTAI: Sometimes, the simplest solutions are the smartest. That is what Balamurugan, a physics teacher from Gandharvakottai, has proved. His problem? Water from the Cauvery integrated drinking water scheme is often released to the …
  • Simran on Gautam Menon: ‘Been asking him to take on full-fledged acting roles for years’ December 10, 2020 1:03 pm Director Gautham Vasudev Menon and Simran talk about ‘Vaanmagal’, their family drama in Netflix’s upcoming Tamil anthology, ‘Paava Kadhaigal’ “Acting is not something I look forward to. It is a strange experience,” says director Gautham Vasudev Menon. It …
  • Bharat Bandh evokes partial response in TN December 8, 2020 11:51 am In Madurai, shops were shut in some places while they functioned as usual in other areas.CHENNAI: DMK and its alliance parties on Tuesday staged protests in different parts of Tamil Nadu in support of farmers who are fighting against the contentious farm …
  • Heavy rain likely in some districts as depression turns into low pressure area December 5, 2020 8:54 pm Kothavacherry in Cuddalore received 19 cm, followed by Nagapattinam and Karaikal with 16 cm each, in the 24 hours till 8.30 a.m. on December 5. The depression over the Gulf of Mannar, close to the coast of Ramanathapuram, remained stationary and became a …
  • 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 …
  • Pudukkottai girl baby ‘sold’ for Rs 1 lakh rescued  November 22, 2020 6:33 pm By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: A baby girl ‘sold’ for Rs 1 lakh in an illegal adoption was rescued by Viralimalai police on Sunday. Police also took one Kannan, neighbour of the baby’s birth parents, who allegedly facilitated the adoption, into …
  • 'This is new-age untouchability': Pudukkottai Dalit woman chairman alleges caste discrimination after name left out from credits October 12, 2020 7:02 pm Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: A Dalit woman union chairman from Pudukkottai district has alleged that her name was not listed along with names of other elected representatives on the display of a newly-constructed bus stand because of caste …
  • Communal clash brewing at TN's Pudukkottai village regarding Direct Procurement Centres October 4, 2020 5:04 pm Express News Service PUDUKOTTAI: The government's decision to open limited Direct Procurement Centres (DPC) may pave way for new problems in Pudukkottai district, with a communal clash brewing in the Vellalaviduthi panchayat. On the backdrop of a …
  • No phones? Don’t worry, says this group of engineers running daily classes for kids in Pudukkottai September 21, 2020 5:31 pm Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: A group of civil service aspirants, all engineers, has decided to pay forward the help they have received from seniors by teaching the children of their village, Thondaiman Oorani, in Pudukkottai, who cannot access online …
  • 4 die in two road accidents near Pudukkottai September 3, 2020 8:10 pm
  • Pudukkottai man poisons intellectually disabled daughter, kills himself later September 3, 2020 6:57 pm By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: A 70-year-old man from Panankulam in Alangudi allegedly poisoned his 48-year-old daughter before taking his own life on Wednesday evening. Police believe the man, Chellaiya, killed his daughter Shanthi, who had …
  • TN State Human Rights Commission seeks report on death of three patients in Pudukkottai GH September 1, 2020 7:31 pm By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: The State Human Rights commission has asked for a detailed report about three deaths that occurred at the Pudukkottai Medical College Hospital after allegations of 'improper monitoring' surfaced. The commission …
  • Teen girl has emotional reunion with birth parents at Pudukkottai's Viralimalai police station August 16, 2020 5:55 pm Express News Service TIRUCHY: The Viralimalai police station in Pudukottai district played host to an unusual but heartwarming reunion on Saturday night when Pichaammal, a daily wage labourer, was reunited with her 14-year-old daughter she had once given …
  • Pudukkottai SP issues notice to 35 inspectors, SIs July 28, 2020 2:52 pm TRICHY: Pudukkottai district superintendent of police gave notice to 35 police inspectors and sub-inspectors on Tuesday seeking clarification on their failure to address law and order issues in their respective station limits. Pudukkottai superintendent of …
  • Fake chopper crash at Pudukkottai sends media into tizzy June 13, 2020 1:46 am Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Around 10 am on Friday, residents of Thirupanavasal near Avudayairkoil heard a “big noise.” A few minutes later, locals noticed a fire on a nearby field. A few passers by who captured the fire on video allegedly put it out …
  • Students of Pudukkottai medical college tutored via video conference amidst COVID-19 lockdown May 5, 2020 7:58 am Express News Service PUDUKKOTAI: Even before lockdown 3 was announced, some schools and colleges started online classes. With the lockdown extended by two more weeks, Pudukkottai Government Medical College decided to conduct online classes for students, …
  • Pudukkottai dist reports first Covid-19 case April 20, 2020 5:48 pm
  • Pudukkottai college dean's glass partition for COVID-19 swabs to be used across TN April 7, 2020 2:33 pm Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: One of the biggest worries over the COVID-19 pandemic is the number of doctors and healthcare workers who are being affected by it. Add to this  the global shortage of PPE kits and we've got a huge problem on our hands …
  • Social distancing due to coronavirus spells doom for sex workers of Pudukkottai March 25, 2020 6:35 am Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Most workers and professionals can openly lament about their loss and suffering due to the coronavirus pandemic. But for sex workers in Pudukkottai, they are unable to narrate their tales of woe due to the nature of their …
  • No jallikattu event in Pudukkottai till Mar 31 March 17, 2020 12:21 pm
  • Patients treated in verandah of PHC in Pudukkottai March 4, 2020 7:46 am Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Lack of space has forced officials of the additional Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Yembal to place beds outside the centre. Nearly 200 patients visit the centre daily, but it lacks space and staff. A PHC is supposed to …
  • Despite having more coucillors, DMK lose indirect panchayat polls in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai January 12, 2020 8:30 am Express News Service PUDUKKOTAI: In what could be a shock to the DMK chief MK Stalin, the party, despite having majority councilors, lost to the AIADMK in the indirect elections for the Pudukkottai district panchayat on Saturday. In another twist, the …
  • Post municipal polls, debutant leaders resolve to ring in positive changes in Pudukkottai villages January 9, 2020 9:40 am Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Twelve of 22 district councillors in Pudukkottai are women. For many of them, this is the first time they contested an election. This election made educated women enter politics. These women are becoming role models to …
  • This Pudukkottai village has no faith in election process December 25, 2019 7:06 am Express News Service TIRUCHY: Even as the rest of Pudukkottai is abuzz with a flurry of activity and campaigning, 30 km from the town is a village whose people have never had the experience of what election frenzy would be like. Kuruvikondanpatti is a …
  • Auction time: Two panchayat president posts finalised in Pudukkottai December 11, 2019 6:45 am Express News Service PUDUKOTTAI: A day after video of a reported auction for the post of panchayat president in Cuddalore went viral, auctions were reported in two villages in Pudukkottai. Reportedly, the panchayat president post in two villages in the …
  • Ward 13 winner will be Pudukkottai's Arimalam panchayat union head, claim parties December 9, 2019 12:08 am Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: The chairperson of the Arimalam panchayat union in Pudukkottai may well be elected unopposed. How? Well, the post is reserved for a Scheduled Caste woman. Of 13 wards in the union, only Ward 13 is reserved for SC women …
  • BJP cries foul after Pudukkottai SP denies permission for RSS rally October 9, 2019 5:09 am Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: An office bearer of the BJP’s youth wing has written to Union Home minister and party president Amit Shah demanding transfer of Pudukkottai SP who allegedly refused permission for a RSS rally.The RSS organises public …
  • Govt firm’s eucalyptus farms at centre of water debate in Pudukkottai September 29, 2019 12:57 am Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI :  For the past few years, water has been a major concern in Tamil Nadu. This year, water scarcity left city managers and residents, in many parts of the State, scrambling to meet their daily needs. Civic society has …
  • Thachchankuruchi hosts Pudukkottai’s first jallikattu January 15, 2019 2:10 am By Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Pudukkottai, known for conducting the maximum number of jallikattu events in the State, opened its account this year when Thachchankuruchi hosted the event on Monday. Around 450 bulls and 350 players participated in the …
  • Efforts on in Pudukkottai to throw light on rock-cut cave temple January 2, 2019 6:52 am Express News Service PUDUKKOTTAI: Efforts of archaeological enthusiasts to throw light on a rock-cut cave temple in Pudukkottai district on the first day of 2019 were hampered by waist-deep mud. A group of youngsters organised through social media had …
  • TN CM, Dy CM distribute relief material in Gaja-hit Pudukkottai November 20, 2018 10:45 am [India], Nov 20 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappai K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Tuesday distributed relief material to the people affected by Cyclone Gaja in Pudukkottai region. Speaking to media, Palaniswami said, …
  • Anna University to cancel affiliation of Pudukkottai engineering college for alleged cheating during exams November 14, 2018 3:19 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Acting strongly against malpractices in examinations, the controller of examinations at Anna University has recommended cancelling the affiliation of an engineering college at Pudukkottai that is believed to have allowed …
  • Another Periyar Statue Vandalised In Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai District March 20, 2018 12:20 pm A statue of social reformer and Dravidian movement icon E V Ramasamy, popularly known as "Periyar", was found damaged in a village on Tuesday, the latest in a series of similar incidents of vandalism. Unidentified persons cut off the head of the …
  • Tamil Nadu: Tamil icon Periyar's statue vandalised in Pudukkottai March 20, 2018 9:52 am In yet another incident of vandalism, a statue of Dravidian stalwart EV Ramasamy, popularly known as Periyar, was damaged by an unidentified person in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai district today, news agency ANI reported.  Following the incident, a case …
  • Statue vandalism continues: Periyar bust beheaded in Pudukkottai March 20, 2018 5:30 am Chennai: A statue of Dravidian icon and social reformer EV Ramasamy, popularly known as Periyar, was vandalised by unidentified people in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai on Tuesday. A case has been registered and investigation is on, news agency ANI reported. …
  • Dalits attacked at temple festival in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai February 14, 2018 12:32 am PUDUKKOTTAI: Dalits of Vilampatti near Iluppur allege they were beaten up by Caste Hindus during a temple festival in a neighbouring village. On Monday, A Jeeva, president of Pudukkottai unit of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), along with some victims, submitted …
  • Meet Pudukkottai’s change-makers & their kid army October 24, 2017 4:50 am CHENNAI: Mohamed Bhilal, coordinator for the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) at the Village Resource Centre in Pudukkottai, has received at least half-a-dozen calls since Sunday morning. “Where is my wife? Who is sitting next to her? I hear a …
  • Tamil Nadu: Sri Lankan Navy apprehends four Indian fishermen from Pudukkottai October 5, 2017 10:36 am [India], October 05 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday apprehended four Indian fishermen and seized a boat from the coast of Jegathapattinam in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai. The fishermen were apprehended for allegedly fishing very close to the island …
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests three more Pudukkottai fishermen July 9, 2017 7:24 am Three Pudukkottai fishermen were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy while they were fishing near Neduntheevu on Sunday night. The trio of M. Pradeep, M. Prasanth and A. Selvaraj from Jagadappattinam coastal village were taken to Kankesanthurai naval base …
  • MLA among 70 held near Pudukkottai February 26, 2017 1:56 am PUDUKKOTTAI : Mild tension prevailed when a sitting MLA was arrested after he tried to stage a road blockade along with his supporters on Saturday alleging that he was not invited for government functions in the region. According to sources, Siva V …
  • 2 dead, 129 injured during jallikattu event in Tamil NaduTwo bull tamers died and 129 others suffered injuries during a jallikattu event at Rapoosal village in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai district on Sunday afternoon. January 22, 2017 12:30 pm TRICHY: Two bull tamers died and 129 others suffered injuries during a jallikattu event at Rapoosal village in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai district on Sunday. The deceased have been identified as Raja, 26, and Mohan, 25, both of whom were from Rapoosal. …
  • 20-year-old in Virudhunagar may have longest tongue June 14, 2021 9:53 am
  • Coimbatore, Tirupur get new collectors June 13, 2021 11:46 pm In a major reshuffle of senior bureaucrats, the state government has transferred a host of IAS officers including 11 district collectors to various other posts on Sunday. According to the government order issued on Sunday, Tamil Nadu Adi Dravidar Housing …
  • Farmers to get ₹ 11,500-crore loan from Coop. banks for kuruvai crop: Periyasamy June 13, 2021 8:59 am MADURAI Tamil Nadu Minister for Cooperation I. Periyasamy said on Wednesday that through the Primary Agricultural Cooperative Banks, farmers across the State would get farm loans to the tune of about ₹ 11,500 crore. As per the directive of Chief minister M …
  • Live: Total lockdown till 6am on June 21 now June 10, 2021 4:37 am The Covid-19 weekly positivity rate of seven of the ten districts in the southern region has dropped below the state’s average in the first week of June compared to the last week of May. The dip in Madurai was more pronounced, from 7.9% to 5.1%, pushing …
  • MP says no to second dose June 8, 2021 12:17 pm Virudhunagar Virudhunagar MP B. Manickam Tagore refused to take his second dose of COVID vaccination on Tuesday. He had taken his first dose of Covishield on April 8 and was due to get the second jab now. He was planning to get the second dosage of the …
  • 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 …
  • L&T to supply oxygen plants to TN hospitals June 8, 2021 4:02 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: Larsen & Toubro has supplied one oxygen plant of 500 LPM capacity to the Government Hospital, Ponneri in Tiruvallur. L&T is in the process of supplying and commissioning five more plants in Tamil Nadu, as part of it …
  • 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 …
  • Work-from-home turns work-for-community for this engineer June 7, 2021 7:30 am By Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: What started as free summer tilling for farmers has made the 40-year-old software engineer A Krishnakumar a person continuously involved in social service. He was sent home from his company in Bangalore during the …
  • New system to book vaccine slots succumbs to overwhelming traffic in Madurai June 7, 2021 12:26 am Express News Service MADURAI:  The overwhelming response for the newly-introduced system of pre-booking slots through tele-registration for Covid-19 vaccination at Elango Corporation School led the server to crash on Saturday. Steps are underway to …
  • Three paddy purchase centres opened June 6, 2021 1:05 pm With harvesting of paddy on around 3,000 hectares under way in and around Rajapalayam, the Department of Agriculture has opened three direct purchase centres (DPCs) in the block. “With good rainfall reported in the last three months, the farmers had gone …
  • 26 IPS officers transferred in Tamil Nadu June 6, 2021 11:51 am In yet another reshuffle of police officers, the government has ordered the transfer of 26 IPS officers across the state. According to the order, R. Ponni, SP, Central Range, DVAC, has been transferred as SP, Idol Wing, Chennai. Sujith Kumar, Madurai …
  • 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 …
  • TN eases full lockdown restrictions in 27 districts June 6, 2021 12:16 am By Express News Service CHENNAI: The State government on Saturday extended the ongoing lockdown for another week, till June 14, albeit with a few relaxations in districts where the curve is on a descend. The concessions include operation of call taxis and …
  • Shops selling groceries, vegetables, meat and fish to open from June 7 across Tamil Nadu June 5, 2021 3:21 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: After a total lockdown for almost two weeks, people of the State could heave a sigh of relief after the state government relaxed the restrictions by allowing shops selling groceries, vegetables, meat and fish to open from June …
  • 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 …
  • South TN registers most Covid deaths in May June 2, 2021 10:13 am The southern districts have seen a rapid increase in Covid-19 deaths in the second wave, with the toll in May alone coming up to 78% of the total deaths from the disease in the region from March 2020 to April this year.MADURAI: The southern districts have …
  • Former Anna University Vice-Chancellor M. Anandakrishnan no more May 29, 2021 7:49 am Renowned educationist M. Anandakrishnan died in the city early on May 29, after battling against COVID-19. He was 93. He served as Vice-Chancellor of Anna University and was chairman of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. …
  • In-house vaccination initiative gets good response from PwDs in Chennai May 29, 2021 4:24 am Express News Service CHENNAI: The Chennai Corporation’s move to vaccinate People with Disabilities (PwDs) at their houses for Covid-19 has received a great response. Many disabled residents said that they are thankful to the civic body for vaccinating them …
  • 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 …
  • TN CM flags off vehicles with 1,400 oxygen cylinders, equipment to 18 districts May 26, 2021 11:06 pm Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Wednesday flagged off vehicles carrying 1,400 imported oxygen cylinders and regulators to 18 districts across the State, to aid efforts in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. These oxygen cylinders and …
  • 28 deaths recorded in Madurai May 22, 2021 4:08 pm A total of 28 COVID-19 deaths were recorded in Madurai district on Saturday, making it the highest number of deaths recorded in the district in a single day. The total deaths increased the district’s toll to 785. Of these deaths, 14 were recorded in …
  • T.N. records 467 deaths, 36,184 fresh cases May 22, 2021 2:26 am Tamil Nadu recorded a high number of deaths due to COVID-19 on Friday with 467 more persons succumbing to the infection, taking the toll to 19,598. The State added 36,184 fresh cases to its tally. Though the daily cases dropped below 6,000 in Chennai, the …
  • 34,875 persons test positive in Tamil Nadu May 20, 2021 6:56 am The State now has 2,53,576 active cases, including 48,326 in Chennai; 365 deaths push the toll to 18,734 The number of persons testing positive for COVID-19 a day surpassed 34,000 in Tamil Nadu, taking the active case-load past 2.5 lakh on Wednesday. A …
  • TAFE donates Rs 1 crore to TN govt for procurement of oxygen cylinders May 18, 2021 1:14 pm By PTI NEW DELHI: Tractors and Farm Equipment Ltd (TAFE) on Tuesday said it has donated Rs 1 crore to the Tamil Nadu government for procurement of oxygen cylinders as part of efforts to aid COVID-19 relief measures in the state. The company has also …
  • Stocks in news: Bharti Airtel, Mphasis, Cipla, Hero MotoCorp and more May 17, 2021 5:41 am Stocks in news: Bharti Airtel, Mphasis, Cipla, Hero MotoCorp, Punjab National Bank, Adani Green Energy and more Stocks in news: Larsen & Toubro, Mphasis Ltd, Punjab National Bank, Adani Green Energy, Hero MotoCorp, Adani Green Energy, Cipla, Bharti …
  • Cyclone Tauktae: High alert sounded on Thamiraparanibanks, two people die in Kanyakumari May 16, 2021 2:54 am Flooded Thamiraparani river at Kuzhithurai in Kanyakumari districtKANYAKUMARI/COIMBATORE: Two people died in separate incidents of wall collapse as Cyclone Tauktae brought heavy rain to Kanyakumari and western districts of the state as well. Weather …
  • 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 - …
  • Ramco Cements commissions medical oxygen plant in Tamil Nadu May 15, 2021 2:23 pm Ltd, a part of the diversified conglomerate Ramco Group, has commissioned a plant to produce medical oxygen in Tamil Nadu at an outlay of Rs 50 lakh, the company said on Saturday. The unit, set up at Virudhunagar, around 500 kms from Chennai, can produce …
  • Ramco Cements sets up medical oxygen unit in southern TN May 14, 2021 5:23 pm Ramco Cements has commissioned an oxygen plant at its factory in Ramasamy Raja Nagar in Virudhunagar district, in south of Tamil Nadu, to support the state’s efforts to augment oxygen supply to treat Covid-19 patients. The company has dedicated this plant …
  • Chennai Police busts major Remdesivir smuggling racket, 7 arrested May 14, 2021 4:14 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: In a major haul, the Chennai Police has seized over 150 vials of Remdesivir drugs smuggled from Bangladesh. The special team led to the arrest of seven people across the state including three in Chennai. The accused were …
  • Temples distribute 6,000 food packets to the needy May 13, 2021 11:29 pm The Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR and CE) department-run temples in Madurai region - comprising temples from Madurai and Virudhunagar districts - are distributing around 6,000 food packets to COVID-19 patients and other needy people. HR and …
  • 28,978 Covid-19 cases, 232 deaths in Tamil Nadu; 7,149 new cases in Chennai May 11, 2021 1:31 am Ambulances with Covid-19 patients wait on Poonamallee High Road near RGGH in Chennai on MondayCHENNAI: On a day Tamil Nadu registered 232 deaths and added 28,978 fresh cases to the state Covid registry, health minister Ma Subramanian said the state was …
  • SOS Prithviraj: This TN village officer has a golden heart May 10, 2021 11:34 am Chennai, May 9 (IANS) Any help one needs in Virudhunagar district –one name that crops up each time is that of thirty-five-year-old Durai Prithviraj. A Village Administrative Officer (VAO) with the Tamil Nadu state government and also a full-time social …
  • Hand of good: NGOs, organisations, volunteers across India rise to challenge in all-out battle against COVID-19 May 8, 2021 3:40 am By Express News Service Despite challenges in these desperate times, many NGOs, organisations and volunteers are actively engaged in helping those in need by providing food, shelter, running errands, animal care...you name it. These selfless bunch of …
  • Tamil Nadu logs 24,898 new cases, 195 deaths May 6, 2021 9:26 pm Tamil Nadu recorded 24,898 new COVID-19 cases in the single biggest day spike so far on Thursday, pushing the caseload to 12,97,500, while a record 195 deaths in the last 24 hours took the toll to 14,974. According to a medical bulletin, 21,546 people were …
  • VAO by profession, social worker by heart May 6, 2021 2:46 am Express News Service VIRUDHUNAGAR: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. -Matthew 7:12 It was an ambulance that Prithviraj was in dire need of in 2011. He wanted to transport the mortal remains of his brother to his hometown of Aruppukottai. …
  • MK Stalin stakes claim to form govt in Tamil Nadu May 5, 2021 11:45 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI; DMK president MK Stalin will be sworn in as Chief Minister of the State on Friday at a formal function to be held in Raj Bhavan. Having been elected as leader of the legislative party, Stalin met Governor Banwarilal Purohit …
  • Triaging point set up near TVMCH May 5, 2021 1:18 pm District Collector V. Vishnu has created a triaging point at Gandhimathi School near Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital to screen and segregate COVID-19 patients based on their health condition on arrival. “If patients arriving here are asymptomatic and …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Tamil Nadu reports 716 Covid-19 cases and eight more deaths May 12, 2020 4:10 pm Chennai: Tamil Nadu reported yet another day of over 700 cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday. The State recorded 716 people testing positive for the infection and registered eight deaths on Tuesday, the government media bulletin confirmed. This comes after the …
  • Coronavirus | Fatalities dog Andhra Pradesh, Telangana battle against virus May 10, 2020 5:42 am Andhra Pradesh has reported three more COVID-19 deaths and 43 fresh cases after 8,388 new samples were tested. Telangana reported 31 fresh cases and one death. In Kerala, two expatriates who returned by the first evacuation flights on May 7 tested positive …
  • Tamil Nadu reports 4 COVID-19 fatalities, death toll reaches 44; 526 test positive May 10, 2020 3:49 am Image Source : PTI Tamil Nadu reports 4 COVID-19 fatalities, death toll reaches 44 Four COVID-19 deaths were reported in Tamil Nadu on Saturday with the state recording 526 more positive cases, including a five-day-old baby, taking the total number to 6, …
  • Lockdown compliance in Chennai least in Tamil Nadu: IIT study May 8, 2020 4:22 am NEW DELHI: Days before Koyambedu market, a wholesale hub in Chennai, emerged as a major hotspot leading to a spike of at least 215 new Covid-19 cases, a team of researchers at IIT-Madras had submitted reports to state government officials based on their …
  • Increased mobility in Tamil Nadu in lockdown 3.0, says IIT study May 6, 2020 7:48 pm NEW DELHI: Days before Koyambedu market, a wholesale hub in Chennai, emerged as a major hotspot leading to a spike of over 200 new Covid-19 cases, a team of researchers at IIT-Madras had submitted reports to state government officials based on their work …
  • How waste from hospitals, hotspots are disposed April 11, 2020 8:36 am By Express News Service TIRUCHY: With hospitals in the district having shut their outpatient departments (OPDs), generation of biomedical waste has greatly reduced. Biomedical waste from all hospitals, including Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital …
  • Kazhaikoothadis lose balance of their lives April 8, 2020 4:40 am Express News Service NAGAPATTINAM: Nomadic tribal street performers - Kazhaikoothadis - are the latest community to join the list of people affected by the lockdown. After folk artistes and Narikuravs, Kazhaikoothadis, who are street performers and rope …
  • 110 more COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu, all linked to Tablighi Jamaat conference in Delhi April 1, 2020 3:16 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu confirmed a whopping 110 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, all of whom were linked to the Tablighi Jamaat conference in Delhi last month. This has brought the number of cases in the state to 234. The state confirmed …
  • Covid-19: Tamil Nadu witnesses steep rise in cases April 1, 2020 2:54 pm The number of Covid-19 positive cases went up steeply in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, taking the total tally to 234 cases. All the 110 new active cases were linked to the 3-day Tablighi Jamaat conference at the Markaz Nizamuddin mosque which was attended by …
  • 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 …
  • 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 Fire: Belgian Man Who Founded Trekking Club Under Police Scanner March 14, 2018 6:04 pm Chennai:  Police are looking for the founder of an outdoor sports club in Chennai after 11 people were killed in a forest fire in southern Tamil Nadu on Sunday last. At least 10 more trekkers are battling with burn injuries between 50 and 90 per cent. The …
  • Forester suspended over Theni wildfire tragedy March 14, 2018 6:17 am A forester named Jayasingh, associated with the Munthal section of the Bodi forest range, was suspended on Tuesday by the Forest Department. Jayasingh allegedly knew about the trekking expedition of the 12-member Erode-based group at Kurangani in Theni …
  • Theni forest fire: Blame game over trekking nod on March 14, 2018 1:04 am Governor Banwarilal Purohit consoling the family member of an injured trekker, who is undergoing treatment at the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai on Tuesday. Madurai Collector K Veera Raghava Rao is also seen | K K SUNDAR CHENNAI: The Chennai …
  • Theni forest fire: Two tour guides detained, forester suspended March 13, 2018 11:23 pm Chennai: The death toll in the forest fire in Theni district climbed to 11 with one more trekker succumbing to burns on Tuesday. Of 17 trekkers undergoing treatment at various hospitals, eight continue to be critical and are on ventilator support. …
  • Theni forest fire: 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: 10 trekkers killed in Tamil Nadu, six in critical condition March 12, 2018 8:23 pm Paramilitary personnel prepare to undertake a rescue mission at Kurangani hills in Theni district of Tamil Nadu on Monday. Photo: AFP Chennai: At least 10 trekkers, including five women and a child, were confirmed dead and six were in a critical condition …
  • Theni forest fire: PM Modi lauds Sitharaman for rescue ops 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 …
  • When forest fire turned a pristine trekkers paradise in Theni into an inferno March 12, 2018 5:16 pm THENI: "Welcome to Kurangani Hills, the Western Ghats for a glimpse on the forces of Nature," says a welcome signboard ahead of the pristine mountain ranges near here. It is an irony that it is the force of nature, a wild fire, that snuffed out …
  • 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 …
  • Theni fire: Kerala orders temporary ban on trekking in forest regions March 12, 2018 8:34 am DH News Service, Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 12 2018, 13:51 IST As the death toll in the forest fire on Kurangani Hills in Tamil Nadu's Theni district rose on Monday, neighbouring Kerala imposed a temporary ban on trekking in the state's forest regions …
  • 9 trekkers killed in Theni forest fire March 12, 2018 7:22 am Nine people, who were part of a trekking expedition, have been killed in a forest fire in the Western Ghats, the Tamil Nadu government said on Monday. "Nine persons are dead, while 17 of the rescued have been hospitalised and 10 did not require …
  • 9 trekkers killed in massive fire in Theni forest, IAF conducts rescue ops 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 …
  • Theni forest fire: 9 trekkers dead, 27 rescued in Tamil Nadu March 12, 2018 6:45 am Representational image. Two groups comprising 36 trekkers got stranded after fire broke out in Kurangani hills, Theni district, on Sunday evening. Photo: Arvind Moudgil/Hindustan Times Chennai: At least nine people died after they got trapped in a …
  • Nine trekkers killed in massive forest blaze in Tamil Nadu's Theni 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 …