Antony Fernando

TN Fishing Regulation Bill will push us out of work: Fishermen

Fisherfolk in the coastal districts of Nagapattinam and Mayiladuthurai have been up in arms against the TN Fishing Regulation Act (Amendment), 2020 over the past month.

25 Jul 2021

Delta districts fisherfolk divided over TN Fishing Regulation Act

Fisherfolk in coastal delta districts of Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai and Karaikal were divided over the Tamil Nadu Fishing Regulation Act (2020).

19 Jul 2021

Eight held for assaulting Dalit boy near Nagapattinam

It was brought to the notice of Jawahar, who initiated a probe on Friday. Police personnel have been deployed at Vandal following the incidents.

03 Jul 2021

Wife of banker who died of alleged oxygen disruption seeks job

His wife Subhashini alleged that his oxygen saturation plummeted from 90 per cent to 20 per cent, minutes after the supply was interrupted.

30 Jun 2021

INTERVIEW| Will work for rights of women: Puducherry minister Chandira Priyanga

The 32-year-old AINRC MLA representing Nedungadu constituency is the first woman Minister from Karaikal and the second in the Union Territory of Puducherry. 

28 Jun 2021

Nagapattinam: Covid patient dies at hospital, allegedly due to oxygen supply disruption

A 38-year-old bank employee, G Rajesh, who had Covid, died at Nagapattinam General Hospital on Wednesday night.

25 Jun 2021

Covid positive bank employee dies after disruption in oxygen supply at govt hospital in Tamil Nadu

The victim's wife Subhashini alleged that his oxygen saturation plummeted from 90 per cent to 20, minutes after the supply was interrupted.

25 Jun 2021

Tamil Nadu fishers oppose Sri Lankan vehicle dumping in water; experts call move 'disastrous'

Tamil Nadu fishers fear that their trawl nets will get stuck in the submerged vehicles and damaged and they also call the move against India–Sri Lanka maritime boundary agreements (1974 - 1976).

17 Jun 2021

Ban ends, yet fishers keep sea at bay

The less amount of vaccination rollout has made the fisher panchayats to think a lot about resuming fishing.

15 Jun 2021

This TN village prides itself on vaccinating all above 45

Ilayankudi, a village near Thirunallar, has become the first village in Karaikal district where everyone above the age of 45 has been vaccinated against Covid-19. 

04 Jun 2021

23 fishermen who survived Cyclone Tauktae reach Nagai

The fishermen who returned had set sail in the two deep-sea fishing boats, ‘Rakesh - 1’ and ‘Rakesh - 2’.  They had a hard time making their return ever since the fateful day. 

31 May 2021

NIA arrests ISIS terror suspect near Mayiladuthurai in Tamil Nadu

A group of seven people from different parts of Tamil Nadu formed a group in Coimbatore and swore allegiance to the terrorist organisation ‘ISIS’.

28 May 2021

Cyclone Tauktae: Families of missing fishermen in grip of anxiety

Though some news reports from Kerala said the fishers survived, the Coast Guard and Fishers department in Lakshadweep dismissed the reports of sighting them or their boat.

18 May 2021

Cyclone Tauktae: Nine fishermen missing after boat capsizes in Arabian Sea

According to the officials, the fishers in the other boat who allegedly saw the overturn of Samanthampettai boat have landed at Amini Island of Lakshadweep for temporary relief.

16 May 2021

Three youth booked for forcing minor boy to drink alcohol, blackmailing him 

They are also alleged to have filmed him drinking and used the video to blackmail the child for cash and jewellery. 

29 Apr 2021

 Covid woes wither jasmine bloom for Vedaranyam farmers

“We used to get Rs 400 to Rs 500 per kilogram of jasmine. Now, we are getting only about `100 for the same quantity.

28 Apr 2021

Pandemic-hit delta farmers staring at an abyss, urge govt to intervene

It’s that time of the year, when farmers in the Delta districts prepare for Kharif sowing, at least those who have the groundwater resources.

25 Apr 2021

Date palms, an alternative crop in Delta district

Walk into this farm at Therkupoigainallur in Nagapattinam district and you will be surprised to see the uncommon date palms being cultivated, a first in the entire district.

17 Apr 2021

Gandhians upset as Salt Satyagraha March re-enactment cut short

A symbolic march was conducted for a short distance at Salt Satyagraha Memorial near the Central Bus Stand in Tiruchy on Tuesday.

15 Apr 2021

Dog beaten to death at bus stand in Tamil Nadu after going on sudden biting spree

The dog allegedly started to bite those present at the bus stand around 7.30 pm, following which the public ran helter-skelter. Over a dozen people were injured.

12 Apr 2021

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