Antony Fernando

Seven injured as fishers come to blows over banned nets

The simmering tension between fishing groups in Nagapattinam district erupted in clashes mid-sea on Tuesday leaving at least seven persons injured.

12 Mar 2020

Over five tons of Sea Cucumber worth several crores seized near Nagai

In the latest catch on Tuesday, the Marine Police raided a house in Keechankuppam near Nagapattinam district and seized over three tons of sea cucumbers (Kadal Attai) in 56 boxes

12 Mar 2020

Lack of testing kits delays inspection of fish for formalin use

Despite major crackdowns in two Tamil Nadu cities in the past 12 days and an advisory from the government, officials are yet to start inspections of formalin-laced fish in a coastal districts.

11 Mar 2020

Form Mayiladuthurai district as soon as possible, say locals

Palaniswami made the announcement during the foundation stone-laying ceremony for the medical college in Nagapattinam on Saturday.

09 Mar 2020

Anbazhagan was their ‘inamaana perasiriyar’

The demise of DMK’s late General Secretary K Anbazhagan’s demise was mourned by the people of Mayiladuthurai where he was brought up in his childhood.

08 Mar 2020

12 kg of plastic found in dead cow’s gut

Around 12 kg of plastic covers found in the stomach of a lactating cow which died in Karaikal on Friday morning has triggered outrage.

05 Mar 2020

Birds return to Vedaranyam salterns after cyclone Gaja

Salterns in Vedaranyam were full of marine clay deposits which took months to clean and production started only at the end of April.

04 Mar 2020

Salt production begins on time this year

Salt manufacturers in Vedaranyam have begun production on time this year with hopes of recovering losses incurred last year in the wake of Cyclone Gaja.

03 Mar 2020

NITPy develops ‘hygienic’ solar-powered fish dryer

The dryer weighs about 1.5 tonnes and can dry 300 kg to 700 kg of fish. It is made of galvanised iron and coated with anodised paint to withstand the corrosive effects of salinity.

28 Feb 2020

ICAR introduces paddy resistant to salinity

ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (ICAR-KVK) experts have raised a samba paddy variety that would help farmers in Thalaignayiru who face issues in irrigation.

25 Feb 2020

Singapore based man arrested for harassing girl to marry him in Tamil Nadu

Subramanian, who is married and has a daughter, had been blackmailing the student into giving in to his desires with a picture they took during a trip.

22 Feb 2020

Fishers in Nagapattinam demand subsidy hike for deep-sea vessels

They have been selected for the first time under a scheme which had been confined to Thanjavur, Pudukkottai and Ramanathapuram districts till now.

21 Feb 2020

Nagai farmers reap success of SRI method

Four farmers have reaped success with SRI method of cultivation, even as majority of farmers chose direct sowing and some opted for the conventional transplantation method.

12 Feb 2020

Not given enough sandal for annual Kanthuri Santhanakoodu festival, say Nagore Dargah officials

This year, the government has provided 20 kg of sandalwood compared to the 40 kg provided from 2013 to 2018.

04 Feb 2020

Fishers to be sensitized on vulnerable animals

Officials have said they would sensitise fishers on the ecological importance of vulnerable animals after a whale shark died due to collective apathy near Nagore.

03 Feb 2020

Whale shark dies in Vettaru estuary in Tamil Nadu, officials suspect fishermen’s role

A lot of people, including school children, visited Pattinachery to see the behemoth.

01 Feb 2020

Tamil Nadu jeweller abducts, rapes son's lover

The car driver of the accused tipped off police and a team led by All Women’s Police Station rescued the girl in the wee hours of Thursday.

31 Jan 2020

Nagai fireman gets award for bravery

A 40-year-old fireman who braved his life to save the life of a 2.5-year-old girl from a 15-feet bore well in 2018 has been recognized after 16 months, with the state award for gallantry on Sunday.

27 Jan 2020

Error 404! your profile is now ‘morally webbed’

Journalist Apurwa Shrivastava came under immense trolling for declaring on Facebook that she was a woman who loved smoking, drinking, and sex as much as the next guy.

26 Jan 2020

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