Antony Fernando

Ship grounded by Gaja to face Nivar wrath

Officials are concerned that a ship grounded near Karaikal by Cyclone Gaja in 2018 will be damaged by Cyclone Nivar.

25 Nov 2020

Cyclone Nivar: Concerns over spread of COVID-19 in Karaikal relief camps

In Karaikal, about 74 shelters have been identified to accommodate people from low-lying areas and those affected by the cyclone.

24 Nov 2020

Cyclone Nivar: Nagapattinam, Karaikal fishers advised to stay at emergency halting points

The boats had gone for fishing in the Palk Straits, dozens of nautical miles south-east of Kodiyakarai a few days ago, before the cyclone alert was sounded.

24 Nov 2020

Nagapattinam: Salt producers a worried lot

 Salt producers in Vedaranyam, who bore the brunt of cyclone Gaja, are worried yet again as Cyclone Nivar makes steady progress towards the Tamil Nadu coast.

24 Nov 2020

Cyclone Nivar: High alert sounded in Nagapattinam, Karaikal

The cyclone is expected to make landfall between Mammalapuram and Karaikal, including Mayiladuthurai district.

23 Nov 2020

Body of sperm whale surfaces on TN shore, suspected to have been injured in propeller hit

The whale was 36 feet long and weighed around five tons. Fishers from Pazhaiyar told The New Indian Express they had never seen the shoring of a whale of such massive size in recent years.

17 Nov 2020

Two years on, ghost of Gaja cyclone still haunts Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam district

Though crop insurance is being provided in torrents for damaged paddy crops and trees distributed, they might have to wait a little longer for its fruits to bear.

16 Nov 2020

Price hike not profiting us: Jasmine farmers of Tamil Nadu's Vedaranyam

The prices of jasmine are skyrocketing everywhere across the state as the flowers are being sold for nearly Rs 1,500 a kilo in markets.

14 Nov 2020

TN fishermen not happy with subsidy for boats in Lankan custody

RMP Rajendra Nattar, a fisher-representative from Nagapattinam, said, “Who gave the Sri Lankans authority to destroy Indian properties.

11 Nov 2020

Sri Lankan businessman on run arrested with family after landing at Kodiyakarai in TN

The Police said that the Sri Lankan couple would be lodged in Puzhal Central Prison in Chennai and the boy could be sent to a juvenile home.

07 Nov 2020

Nagai bars ‘outsiders’ from fishing in Kodiyakarai

The conflict between fishers in Vedaranyam and other districts over fishing in Kodiyakarai waters was resolved in a meeting with stake holders on Wednesday.

06 Nov 2020

Thriving business: Lankan protectionism opens an illegal spice route to Tamil Nadu

It is an agricultural produce the Indian farmers cannot find a market for. It is your humble turmeric.

30 Oct 2020

Vedaranyam fishers tell counterparts to stay off Kodiyakarai

A meeting was arranged in Vedaranyam as fishers threatened to launch agitations but none from Kodiyakarai turned up.

29 Oct 2020

Coast Guard nabs six Sri Lankan men for fishing in Indian waters

Indian Coast Guard on Thursday arrested six Sri Lankan fishers allegedly for fishing in Indian waters.

24 Oct 2020

Puducherry topper M Chibhisha chooses JIPMER over AIIMS

M Chibhisha, a student from Karaikal, is the NEET topper in Puducherry with a score of 700 out of 720.

19 Oct 2020

Panchayat president impresses people with transparency and active reach out

R Subburaman is the first democratically elected panchayat president in Karuppambulam panchayat in 33 years, through the state Local Body elections which took place at the beginning of the year.

05 Oct 2020

Former cop builds a temple for his late wife and mother in Tamil Nadu

78-year-old has hired two priests to conduct prayers and lead daily worship at the temple

29 Sep 2020

Hospital ceiling caves in on COVID-19 patient in Tamil Nadu

The patient, a PWD employee, admitted at Government Karaikal Hospital suffered minor injuries on his head.

28 Sep 2020

'Remove fallen coconut trees to prevent Rhinoceros Beetles attack': Experts

The officials say that the farmers might not have removed due to lack of awareness or because they want to sell it to timber units.

28 Sep 2020

Tinker-mechanic claims inventing equipment to rescue children from deep borewells

Nagendran uses a long steel pipe to insert into a pincer head with jaws which can clutch and release

25 Sep 2020

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