Antony Fernando

Naval personnel on security duty dies by suicide near Nagapattinam

Rajesh's grandfather, VKS Ranganathan, told TNIE that Rajesh had called his family on a conference call on Sunday night to inform them that was been transferred to Chennai.

01 May 2023

Rs 12-crore special desilting works commence in coastal delta districts in Tamil Nadu

Meanwhile, farmers demanded the works in other channels under ‘C’ and ‘D’ categories to also be completed in time.

30 Apr 2023

Nagapattinam’s school teacher ‘tweets’ sky high

However, things took a turn for the better about five years ago when he actively began to use Twitter.

30 Apr 2023

In a first, Karaikal farmer cultivates millet on two acres

"I used to cultivate paddy previously. I am starting to cultivate millets to do my part to contribute towards food security and nutrition as part of the International Year of Millets.

27 Apr 2023

100 acres of shrimp farms hit by white spot disease in Nagapattinam, loss estimated in crores

Shrimp farmers in Nagapattinam district are a worried lot as white spot disease has affected over 100 acres of shrimp farming over the past one month.

25 Apr 2023

Two-tier security for artefacts at TN's Sirkazhi

The items found on the south of the temple included 22 Panchaloha idols, 55 pedestals, 462 copper plates with inscriptions of songs by Shaivite saints and other miscellaneous items.

21 Apr 2023

Danish Fort in Tharangambadi to be spruced up for Rs 3.5 crore

The 400-year-old Danish Fort in Tharangambadi, which stands as an embodiment of local heritage, is all set to get a facelift at the cost of 3.5 crore.

20 Apr 2023

Pulse crop farming to get fillip after KVK experiment proves successful

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) experts in Karaikal succeeded in experimenting with a couple of pulse crop varieties among farmers in about a hundred acres across the district.

20 Apr 2023

Oil leak: CPCL removes section of old, faulty pipeline from Nagapattinam village

A section of the decades-old pipeline that passes near the shore of Nagore Pattinacherry and has been defunct for the past few years, leaked 'residual oil' at least four times in March.

19 Apr 2023

'Special-grade municipality' status to boost Mayiladuthurai's infrastructure growth in TN

Minister for Municipal Administration KN Nehru had during the demand for grants to his department in the Assembly session on March 30 announced of the municipality’s upgrade.

18 Apr 2023

Archaeologists to study copper plates unearthed near Sirkazhi in TN

A team of archaeologists from the HR&CE department inspected the copper plates, which were part of an array of artefacts, dug up from Sunday’s excavation, on Monday.

18 Apr 2023

Amid unending conflicts, two-month fishing ban comes into effect in coastal Tamil Nadu

In an effort to prevent mid-sea clashes, the fisheries department and law enforcement agencies intervened and took action against pair trawling vessels.

16 Apr 2023

PWD to kick off Rs 12-crore special desilting works in coastal delta in a week's time in TN

Ahead of the release of Cauvery water from Mettur dam for aiding irrigation in the delta region, the state government every year desilts those channels that carry the river water.

14 Apr 2023

Karaikal fisherman’s impounded boat ‘sunk’ by Sri Lanka, fisherfolk urge govt to act fast

That night, the Sri Lankan Navy in a fast-attack craft confronted the fishermen off Point Calimere and arrested them for alleged poaching.

13 Apr 2023

Residents relieved as flood-prone villages in Kollidam block to get relief shelters at Rs 16 crore

Minister for Revenue and Disaster Management KKSR Ramachandran during the Assembly session made the announcement.

13 Apr 2023

Rs 14-crore sea wall project along Nagapattinam coastline to fight coastal erosion

A similar wall would be set up along Keechankuppam near Nagapattinam for a length of 480 metres at the same cost.

09 Apr 2023

Fishers from TN, Pondy claim Sri Lankan navy robbed them

The fishermen then contacted their compatriots who were in another vessel for assistance. The latter, in turn, reached out to the Indian Navy, which was patrolling nearby.

07 Apr 2023

Nagapattinam fisherfolk welcome Rs 40-crore mini harbour project at Samanthanpettai

Currently, the fisherfolk’s 180-odd motorised boats are pulled up to shore while their 26 mechanised vessels are berthed at the Nagapattinam fishing harbour.

07 Apr 2023

Police seize 400 kg of sea cucumber smuggled from Nagapattinam

According to police, a team from Velankanni led by Inspector V Anantharajan was checking vehicles near Chinnathumbur Bridge near East Coast Road on Wednesday.

06 Apr 2023

Sri Lankan navy assaults, robs 12 Tamil Nadu, Puducherry fishermen off Kodiyakarai

"Around midnight, we spotted a Sri Lankan navy vessel approaching us. We realised danger was in store. We cut off our fishing nets then and tried to flee deeper into Indian waters."

06 Apr 2023

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