Antony Fernando

Encounter should strike fear in hearts of criminals, says Mayiladuthurai SP

Talking to reporters on Thursday, Mayiladuthurai SP N Shreenatha said Wednesday’s encounter at Sirkazhi should strike a fear in the hearts of antisocial elements.

29 Jan 2021

Is Vedaranyam turning a graveyard for turtles?

In what has been a disturbing incident, 31 carcasses of Olive Ridley turtles have washed ashore in the past three weeks in Nagapattinam district. 

28 Jan 2021

Gang murders two of family during burglary in TN's Sirkazhi, suspect killed in police action, three arrested

The survivors reportedly informed the police that the robbers appeared to be from North India and had communicated with them in Hindi.

27 Jan 2021

Farm workers have tough task cut out for them

Though farmers are badly upset over the unprecedented loss, a small section, however, is glad. Farmworkers, who otherwise do not get much work, are now being engaged by farmers to retrieve crops.

23 Jan 2021

Relax moisture content of paddy, request farmers

Next to inundation and crop lodging, ‘germination’ has turned out to be the next biggest problem.

23 Jan 2021

15,000 hectares of crops damaged in past few days

Thaladi crops suffered the most. Samba crops, which had slightly grown, alone survived the cyclone.

23 Jan 2021

Anguished by crop losses, TN farmer ends life by jumping in front of speeding train

"Ramesh Babu's crops took a hit in the recent unseasonal rains and Cyclone Burevi. His family and locals say he was in agony over the lost crops and the need to pay back his loans," said a cop.

23 Jan 2021

Lankan Navy attack: Nagai fishermen demand a permanent solution

The incident has left the Nagai fishing community in shock. Fishers here are no strangers to harassment by the Lankan Navy.

23 Jan 2021

Coconut vendor’s green alternative is talk of Vaitheeswarankoil town

A tender coconut vendor in Vaitheeswarankoil is leading by example by adopting an eco-friendly alternative.  Senthil is lauded by consumers and officials for using straws made of the papaya leaf stalk

04 Jan 2021

Angels on wheels: Wading through odds to reach you

The constant downpour due to cyclones Burevi and Nivar in Nagapattinam district, failed to deter the will power of these angels, whose courage stood unabated.

03 Jan 2021

Sani Peyarchi festival sees dip in footfall after HC order

The High Court order on Sani Peyarchi festival at the last minute had an impact on the number of pilgrims visiting the temple on Sunday.

31 Dec 2020

Covid negative result, registration receipt must for Sani Peyarchi devotees

It is also highly unlikely that they would get the tests done before starting.  “We have to turn devotees back if they do not have documents.

26 Dec 2020

Fungal disease looms over Cyclone Burevi affected paddy crops

About 80,000 hectares out of the total 1,33,000 hectares of paddy crop in Nagapattinam district are inundated, according to official figures.

14 Dec 2020

Cyclone Burevi: Crop inundation woes continue for farmers in Nagapattinam

The constant downpours, flow of water downstream and obstructions in draining have contributed to the inundation. 

07 Dec 2020

Stalin’s ‘10-minute’ halt upsets Nagapattinam farmers

Stalin first visited Melapidadai in Keelaiyur, which was among the worst-affected areas, and got out of his car to enquire with a farmer who lost his crop.

07 Dec 2020

Cyclone Burevi: One-fourth of Nagapattinam crops inundated, tenant farmers worst hit

It may be recalled that the agriculture department had declared zero losses of crops in the district in the aftermath of Cyclone Nivar.

05 Dec 2020

Robotic scavenger Bandicoot to claw its way into Nagapattinam sewers

Bandicoot has been developed by a Trivandrum-based company named Genrobotic Innovations Private Limited. Nagapattinam is the fifth municipal body in TN to introduce the robot.

27 Nov 2020

Cyclone Nivar: Rainfall at delta district solves irrigation woes for Tamil Nadu farmers 

Farmers In the tail-end delta district are relieved after Nivar spared them and said the cyclone-induced rain was beneficial.

27 Nov 2020

Threat of Covid spread looms large over Karaikal cyclone relief camps

Officials say if people test positive for virus, they will be shifted to Covid Care Centres

25 Nov 2020

Cyclone Nivar: Fishers advised to wait at emergency halting points

Around 250 fishers in 29 boats from Nagapattinam and Karaikal have been advised to wait at emergency halting points at harbours away from their home till the weather clears.

25 Nov 2020

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