Antony Fernando

Cyclone-ravaged Pushpavanam yearns for protection from waves

Pushpavanam in Vedaranyam block of Nagapattinam district was one of the villages worst affected by Cyclone Gaja in November 2018.

01 Jul 2020

Another TN police constable under scanner for Facebook posts on police brutality

R Ramanan, an armed reserve police constable twice threatened suspects, commoners with police brutality on social media.

29 Jun 2020

What social distancing? Crowds flock at Nagai fishing harbour

Huge crowds gathered on Thursday at Nagapattinam fishing harbour without observing social distancing, risking the spread of coronavirus.

26 Jun 2020

Nurse loses her husband to cancer during her service, tests COVID-19 positive

A nurse from Nagapattinam who found out hours before her husband's demise that she had tested Covid positive couldn't even be there to bid her partner goodbye.

23 Jun 2020

Mayiladuthurai welcomes the Cauvery

Hundreds of people in Mayiladuthurai had a festive day  as the waters arrived. Kaveri Thula Kattam are the ghat steps people use to take dips during Pushkaram festivals.

23 Jun 2020

Locals rejoice as Cauvery, Vennaru water enters Nagapattinam ahead of paddy cultivation

The river water was expected to enter the district by June 28 in the district but the early arrival was made possible due to time completion of works in delta districts, officials said.

22 Jun 2020

Arterial Vedaranyam road cut off as two villagers test positive

Transport of salt, fish, and movement of workers from Vedaranyam to Kodiyakarai has been affected as officials has set up a containment zone in Agasthiyampalli.

10 Jun 2020

Unlock 1: Thirunallar's Lord Dharbaranyeswarar temple opens after 80 days

Only people from Puducherry and Karaikal can visit the temple as of now as inter-state transport is not allowed yet.

09 Jun 2020

Shortage of funds slowing down desilting work in Karaikal

Last year when desilting was delayed due to funds crunch, corporates in Karaikal pitched in with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds.

03 Jun 2020

Ban lifted, but fishers remain on the shore

Mechanised boats in harbours such as Nagapattinam, Pazhaiyar, Poompuhar and landing centres such as Nambiar Nagar, Thirumullaivasal, Chandirapadi, Tharangambadi did not venture out.

02 Jun 2020

Ban lifted, but fishers remain on the shore

Exotic species such as squids, prawns and sardines are exported to Europe and other countries. Sardines have good market in Kerala.

02 Jun 2020

Not an easy pass for Nagapattinam residents even with lockdown relaxations

Nagapattinam is in Zone 7 along with Tiruvarur, Thanjavur, Tiruchy, Pudukkottai, Ariyalur and Perambalur.

01 Jun 2020

Relief for Tamil Nadu fishermen as annual ban to be lifted 14 days in advance on May 31

Over 4,000 mechanised boats, including conventional steel boats, trawlers and deep-sea boats in Tamil Nadu will be allowed into the sea after May 31.

26 May 2020

Annual fishing ban ends on May 31

This would allow fishers in the East Coast states, including TN, to venture into the sea at least 14 days in advance.

26 May 2020

Boat owners want ban on fishing lifted soon

Mechanised boats were banned from fishing since the lockdown was announced on March 23. The lockdown ban was already coinciding with the 61-day annual fishing ban.

23 May 2020

Wife suspects husband of infidelity, he presses charge against Google

A 44-year-old fancy store owner wanted a police case to be registered against the company for showing details of places on his phone, though he had not visited them.

22 May 2020

Free power policy likely to have a bearing on kuruvai prospects

Farmers dependent on ground water have appealed to the State government to not accept the conditions laid down by the Union government to raise borrowing threshold.

21 May 2020

Marigold blooms in ‘unfavourable’ Nagai soil

The agriculture department has ventured into mass cultivation of marigold in the district following the success of the pilot project on one acre of land in Kollidam block.

21 May 2020

Woodcutter stung by bees dies due to blocked road in Tamil Nadu?

The police in Tiruvarur had sealed the border between the two places as a protocol of inter-district lockdown.

18 May 2020

Retired teacher turned farmer praised for organic techniques

A retired teacher turned farmer from Thalaignayiru is winning praise for his agricultural inputs, cultivating organically and farming in an integrated manner in the challenging terrain.

16 May 2020

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