Antony Fernando

Karaikal teen’s murder: Accused says she used rat poison

Sahayarani was produced before a magistrate on Wednesday and remanded in judicial custody again at the central prison in Puducherry.

15 Sep 2022

Unseasonal rains bring early end to small-scale salt production in Vedaranyam

According to sources, the season lasts between February and October. "A lot of time went in draining water and resetting our salterns.

12 Sep 2022

Art of activism

It also has an art teacher who imaginatively fuses art with activism on the sun-baked beaches and shores of the district.

11 Sep 2022

Boy’s death: 2 doctors in Karaikal GH suspended

Even as agitations continued, Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy suspended a couple of doctors in connection with the incident.

10 Sep 2022

Student poisoned to death: No major lapse in treatment, says Pondy health director

The team has submitted its findings to the directorate. Meanwhile, an autopsy was conducted on the hospital premises on September 4 and the samples have been sent for chemical analysis.

09 Sep 2022

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 12 Indian fishers for 'crossing IMBL'

A total of twelve fishermen, who hails from the districts of Karaikal and Mayiladuthurai, were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday for allegedly crossing the IMBL.

08 Sep 2022

Classmate’s mother kills boy in rage over rank

The victim, R Balamanikandan, a Class 8 student of a private school in Karaikal, was the class topper and he was also good in extracurricular activities.

05 Sep 2022

13-year-old school topper dies after being administered poison by classmate's resentful mother

A parent - Sahayayarani Victoria was allegedly resentful towards the boy who was faring better than her daughter who studies in the same class.

04 Sep 2022

In show of religious harmony, Nagapattinam villagers unite for Vinayakar Chaturthi procession

Amid incidents of tension between communities, a village in the district embraces religious harmony to its maximum potential.

02 Sep 2022

Do not cut Cauvery water allocation citing recent surplus release: Karaikal ryots

According to sources, Tamil Nadu used to release around 1.3 TMC of water for July and August, and 5.7 TMC from September to January.

30 Aug 2022

Annual Velankanni festival begins with flag hoisting

A wave of devotees thronged Velankanni to participate in the annual, 10-day long festival of St Mary’s Nativity, which began with flag hoisting on Monday.

30 Aug 2022

Wait of three years ends, devotees set out on foot to Velankanni to attend annual shrine fest

The district administration had in the past two years banned public participation in the celebration of the birth of St Mary at the Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Health citing the pandemic.

27 Aug 2022

'Fish idols' dipped in sea as part of age-old Nagai festival

This year too, like always, they held processions through the village by carrying silver and gold-coloured idols of fish on Friday.

27 Aug 2022

Kuruvai harvest in Mayiladuthurai takes a hit from unseasonal rains

They prefer track-model harvesters over wheel-model harvesters as the former can move freely through rain-hit paddy fields.

25 Aug 2022

33 AP fishers undergo crisis management training at research centre in Poompuhar

Kumari Reddy, a 35-year-old fisherwoman participant from Guppadipeta told TNIE, "I used to collect the fishes caught by my husband and others, and travel long to sell them.

25 Aug 2022

Migratory birds show up early at Point Calimere

Flocks of several species of migratory birds were spotted at the Point Calimere Wildlife and Birds Sanctuary in Kodiyakarai on Monday evening.

25 Aug 2022

Migratory birds flock Point Calimere early

Flocks of several species of migratory birds were spotted at the Point Calimere Wildlife and Birds Sanctuary in Kodiyakarai on Monday evening.

24 Aug 2022

Puducherry Budget evokes mixed reaction from Karaikal fishermen

The budget announcements made by Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy have evoked mixed response from fishermen of Karaikal district.

23 Aug 2022

Ten delta fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy for 'crossing IMBL'

Ten fishermen from Nagapattinam and Mayiladuthurai districts were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy near Mullaitivu on Monday for allegedly crossing IMBL.

23 Aug 2022

More train services between Karaikal, TN districts needed: Traders

"Tourism in and around Karaikal will develop following the launch of the service. Karaikal can become a hub for Navagraha temple tourism in the delta region.

23 Aug 2022

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