Antony Fernando

Forest department crackdown on poaching; increases awareness, vigil

On Sunday, two youths from Narikurava community  -- L Ravi and S Sarath -- from Puthur village near Sirkazhi in Mayiladuthurai district were apprehended by the forest officials for hunting cranes.

26 Oct 2021

Groyne construction works commence to arrest sea erosion in Mayiladuthurai's Chinnamedu

The action comes following orders passed earlier this year for its construction at the village in Sembanarkoil block.

25 Oct 2021

Nagapattinam@30: Battered and bruised by disasters, yet district's resilience stands unshaken

The first major disaster came in the form of huge tidal waves hitting the shores up to a height of 16 feet on December 26, 2004.

21 Oct 2021

Nagapattinam@30: Hopes for industrial revival

While Nagapattinam is known for its agriculture and fishing, what seems to have been forgotten is that it is one that has missed out so much on industrial growth.

21 Oct 2021

Nagapattinam@30: Port’s lost glory

Nagapattinam, which once served as a port of Chola Kingdom and centre of sea trade between many countries across the globe, is now bereft of any such activity.

21 Oct 2021

Nagapattinam fishermen sent to judicial custody till Oct 28 in Sri Lanka

It is the first time since the pandemic that Sri Lankan authorities are remanding detained Nagapattinam fishermen, the official added.

16 Oct 2021

Relative held for rape, murder of 13-year-old girl

A week after the body of a 13-year-old girl was retrieved from an agrarian drain channel, a 24-year-old relative of hers was arrested for sexually assaulting and murdering the girl.

16 Oct 2021

Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation flags off mobile procurement truck for doorstep crop purhase

The system would benefit only 'big' farmers - those who have a stock of 1,000 sacks of paddy with 40 kg each.

13 Oct 2021

Giving a boost to Kodiyakarai’s ecosystem with ‘Wetland Mithras’

Undertaking a cleanliness drive on Thursday, around 50 mithras engaged themselves in clearing a stretch of the Kodiyakarai beach of plastics and other waste.

08 Oct 2021

Official apathy alleged in retrieval of submerged Nagai fishing vessel

The boat owner's fellow fishermen in Nagore on Wednesday also resorting to a strike and demanding assistance in salvaging operations.

07 Oct 2021

'Modest' salt production season draws to a close in Vedaranyam block

The salt producers will now focus on exporting their remaining stock before the natural calamity period of November to December.

06 Oct 2021

Nagapattinam fishing boat submerges in sea off Kerala coast; crew rescued

A deep-sea fishing vessel from the district on Thursday night submerged in the sea off Kochi in Kerala after hitting a wrecked boat that sank years ago.

02 Oct 2021

As temple festival nears, Tamil Nadu family fights to ensure its right to offer worship

The spouses of a family of six brothers from Keezhamovarkarai village near Sirkazhi have been running from pillar to post for the past few days, hoping that the panchayat 'diktat' will be removed

31 Aug 2021

Clashes time and again at sea over purse seine nets

The net, which costs Rs 10-15 lakh, is designed to form an enclosure around a fish school in the sea and is mostly used to catch sardines, oil sardines and mackerels.

30 Aug 2021

Point Calimere's winged visitors are early this year

The downpours have recharged and enriched mudflats around the sanctuary and caused water stagnation, which attracts water birds.

25 Aug 2021

Tamil Nadu: Winged visitors of Point Calimere Wildlife and Birds Sanctuary come early this year

The sanctuary usually sees birds, including endangered ones, from across countries and continents, only around monsoon season in October and November.

25 Aug 2021

TN Budget: Fishermen upset as diesel price reduction brushed aside

Fishermen expressed disappointment over not finding a mention of any reduction in diesel prices in the State Budget on Friday.

14 Aug 2021

Coastal erosion threat looms over Nagapattinam

The traders along the coast were shocked as huge waves swept away eateries, fancy item stores and toy shops on Thursday morning.

13 Aug 2021

20 transwomen join CPM in Mayilai

Inspired by CPM’s support and ideologies, 20 transwomen joined the party at the office on Kama Rajar Road on Wednesday.

05 Aug 2021

Sri Lankan forces open fire on Nagapattinam fishers, man receives head injury

On Sunday evening, they were trawling along with a few other boats about 40 nautical miles southeast of Kodiyakarai when the incident happened around 4 pm.

02 Aug 2021

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