S Deepak Karthik

Rising water level in Mettur dam gives hope to Tamil Nadu farmers

Water level in Mettur dam increased by three-feet in a single day on Wednesday, giving hope to farmers to take up Samba cultivation.

18 Aug 2017

ONGC launches YouTube channel to allay fears over drilling 

Aimed at countering the allegations Oil and Natural Gas Corporation has launched a dedicated YouTube channel ‘ONGC Karaikal’ to remove misconceptions among people.

11 Jul 2017

Black gram farmers in Tamil Nadu cheer as summer rains pour good yield

Summer showers is said to have led to positive results in the desired growth of black gram. The average yield has been from 300 kg to 400 kg per acre.

08 Jun 2017

Bulls go bullish at Rs 7 lakh per head, owners blasé

Despite the huge amount on offer, owners are not keen on selling the bulls owing to the status symbol assocated with the animals.

28 May 2017

Jallikattu bulls get back their mojo

The bulls that were sold for D50K last year, now cost between D5 and D7 lakh; owners not keen on sale as they think Jallikattu bulls are status symbols.

27 May 2017

Smart steps reverse school’s fortunes

Efforts of a teacher, who spearheaded smart classrooms and taught spoken English, pay off

24 May 2017

Mountain of Rs 10 coins Kerala bank isn’t interested in

Rs 10 coins are perfect legal tender, you have been assured for the nth time by the Reserve Bank of India. But many people don’t seem to get it.

07 May 2017

Mountain of Rs 10 coins bank isn’t interested in, thanks to space issues 

A Tiruchy-based dairy firm claims to be sitting on as much as Rs 34 lakh in coins, most of them of Rs 10, accepted from customers.

04 May 2017

Hit by drought, Tamil Nadu farmers turn to technology for saving crops

Farmers in Tiruchy district emerge strong from the past drought experience, employ micro irrigation methods.

29 Apr 2017

With NEET just days ahead, students panic without Tamil books

With just a few weeks for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) to be held for admission to MBBS and BDS courses, aspirants with Tamil as the medium of study are in an uncomfortable situat

12 Apr 2017

After drastic Samba season, Kuruvai crop has a few takers

Still affected by dry winter, ryots hesitate to rely on groundwater alone; with no hopes of more water reaching Mettur Dam, most have decided to skip season

08 Apr 2017

Spike in calls to 104 helpline as Tamil Nadu students battle exam blues

Close to 18,000 calls were received in the last three months, surpassing last year’s rate by 25 per cent, according to sources.

02 Apr 2017

PepsiCo ropes in professional ‘influencers’ to tap bloggers to shore up brand image

Amid the surge of nationalism during the pro-jallikattu protest in Tamil Nadu, when a call went out to boycott multinational products, PepsiCo India appears to have gone for some spin doctoring.

31 Mar 2017

Techie to quit job and turn organic farmer

Leaving a well paid job to pursue his passion for organic farming, this 34-year- old youth has set an example for many. From developing new software for corporate firms, M Gokul, a software engineer,

18 Mar 2017

Farmers in Tamil Nadu's Neduvasal prefer soil over oil

Farmers here are certain about the strength of their soil and its ability to sustain them.

09 Mar 2017