R Sivakumar

Public pour out woes of poor amenities, official lethargy at DMK grama sabha meetings in Vellore

Appearing to give the party an edge in reviving its fortunes at the bottom of the pyramid of electoral democracy, top leaders sound confident and look upbeat over the response the event evokes.

20 Jan 2019

Bull dies in collision at Vellore race, buried with full honours

Fondly called as ‘Villain’ for its sound and fury, the bull ran on the opposite side colliding with another bull charging on the track.

18 Jan 2019

Vellore goldsmith crafts Pongal pot, stove, cane, bull using just 1.900gm gold

He has been giving shape to several such golden articles for the last 12 years related to historic events such as cricket and football world cups and emblems and images of leaders.

16 Jan 2019

Inter-school competitions infuse spirit of sports in tribal students in Vellore

Kabbadi, coco, volleyball, javelin and running race are part of 15 events held for bringing out the innate talents of children hailing from one of the most marginalized communities.

14 Jan 2019

Vellore Bhajan singers brave biting cold to carry forward tradition of rendering hymns on Margazhi night

Singing bhajans on the street for the entire Margazhi month has been the tradition in Ambur for generations.

13 Jan 2019

Forest department calls off search for elusive leopard that haunted Vellore villages for two weeks

Three traps set up along the Nagaleri in Vaniyambadi were removed winding up the exercise which began on Dec. 28 following the attack on a woman, her brother and a neighbour at Chikkanankuppam village

12 Jan 2019

Tamil Nadu nods to 'Eruthu vidum vizha' at 32 places in Vellore district

District Collector SA Raman has directed the organisers of the bull race to strictly follow the guidelines set by the Tamil Nadu government.

12 Jan 2019

Vellore gearing up for traditional brave bull sport 'eruthu vidum vizha'

The traditional sport of bull race is a predominant part of the Pongal festivities when the dairy farmers let loose their bulls for fetching them laurels with prize money.

11 Jan 2019

Students forced into cleaning school in Vellore

Students of an elementary school in a remote place in Vellore district were forced to clean the class rooms and the floors on Tuesday.

09 Jan 2019

Crackdown on violation yields Rs 31.67 lakh by way of fines, tax

According to the transport commissioner, as many as 2,677 riders and 753 pillion riders were slapped with fine for not wearing the safety gear

27 Nov 2018

Paddy sowing doubles in Tamil Nadu 

In 2016-17 it was 35.54 lakh tonnes owing to drought conditions.

27 Sep 2018

Term-II textbooks to be available in a week

The authorities of the School Education department have expedited the process to ensure that term-II textbooks lands on the laps of students when they come back after holidays, in a week.

25 Sep 2018

Alagiri loyalists plan to meet DMK leadership with one lakh signatures

They are to knock the doors of Anna Arivalayam, DMK headquarters, armed with one lakh signatures of party members, on October 1.

24 Sep 2018

Fuel costs leave Chennai's private transporters stranded

The unstoppable spiralling of fuel cost, particularly diesel, is taking a heavy toll on private transporters operating buses and trucks as they incur huge losses.

22 Sep 2018

Ahead of monsoon, fire department fortifies logistics in Chennai

With the induction of 1500 new recruits, the strength of TNFRS has increased to 7,200.

15 Sep 2018