Antony Fernando

Tight contest within DMK camp for Mayiladuthurai municipality chairperson post

According to local sources, J Lingarajan, N Selvaraj, and N Rajini have emerged the favourites for the municipal chairperson’s post.

26 Feb 2022

22 more fishers from Tamil Nadu & Karaikal arrested by Lankan Navy

In yet another case of fishers’ arrest, the Sri Lankan Navy arrested 22 fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Karaikal on Thursday while they were fishing southeast of Kodiyakarai.

25 Feb 2022

New elite force to protect marine biodiversity in Gulf of Mannar

The State government has decided to set up a wing called Marine Elite Force under the forest department to protect the biodiversity in the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay. 

24 Feb 2022

DMK-led front registers thumping win in coastal delta region

In Vedaranyam Municipality, of the 21 wards, the DMK and its allies won 19, while an AIADMK candidate and an independent candidate won one each.

23 Feb 2022

Two migrant workers die in boiler blast in Tamil Nadu's Mayiladuthurai

Besides the two workers from Jharkhand, operators K Ragupathi (53) and Maridas (45), and worker Javed (20) of Thirumullaivasal sustained injuries in the blast.

21 Feb 2022

This TN couple dream of a green future

Despite facing natural calamities and new pest attacks every year, the couple do not throw in the towel. It is resolve that saves the crops. 

20 Feb 2022

River interlinking project: Delta farmers demand their opinions be heard

The Union government is convening a meeting on Friday with officials from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala regarding the interlinking of  Godavari-

18 Feb 2022

Rains leave harvest-ready paddy, pulses cultivation in coastal delta districts under water

The intensity of the damage is yet to be ascertained. Nagapattinam District Collector A Arun Thamburaj said, "Crop damage assessment might be done in the coming days to know the impact."

14 Feb 2022

Tamil Nadu's godfather IAS officer solemnises tsunami survivor's wedding

After receiving reports of several children being orphaned after the 2004 tsunami, the state government opened a home named Annai Sathya Government Home for Children near Velipalayam.

07 Feb 2022

This TN marine biologist is lighthouse for lost souls

This 45-year-old marine biologist knows how to navigate through underwater worlds and teaches fishers to do the same with technology

06 Feb 2022

Nagapattinam fisherfolk keep away from sea fearing attacks from Lankan Navy

Fishermen from Nagapattinam district are refraining from fishing for three days from Wednesday, amid unprecedented rise of tension between India and Sri Lanka.

03 Feb 2022

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 21 fishermen from TN's Karaikal for 'crossing' maritime border

The second incident took place around midnight when a crew of nine was arrested. The boat they were fishing was owned by AM Chandira from Kottucherrimedu in Karaikal district.

02 Feb 2022

21 TN, Puducherry fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

The arrested fishers hail from Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai, Villupuram districts and Puducherry’s Karaikal.

02 Feb 2022

Threefold rise in bird numbers at Kodiyakarai this year

A total of 2,01,633 birds of 77 species were recorded, which included 2,01,113 water birds of 59 species and 520 land birds of 18 species.

01 Feb 2022

Nagai farmers, fishers pin hopes on Union budget

Farmers, fishermen and salt producers have urged the Centre to address their demands through the Union budget which will be presented on Tuesday.

01 Feb 2022

‘I am overwhelmed’, comments Big Boss 5 winner

Bigg Boss Tamil 5 winner, Raju Jeyamohan, speaks on lessons learned from his victorious stint in the reality show and future plans

31 Jan 2022

2-day annual bird census begins in Kodiyakarai

The teams visited the salt pan pump houses in Kodiyakadu and Kodiyakarai, the channel mouths, wetland islands, bird congregation points inside the sanctuary, lakes near the sanctuary.

29 Jan 2022

Lanka to auction 105 seized boats, fishers all at sea

Ads placed in SL newspapers for auction in Feb; calls grow for Centre, State to intervene

24 Jan 2022

Nagapattinam: Rise in Olive Ridley turtle deaths sets off alarm bells

In what has been a disturbing incident, over 150 carcasses of Olive Ridley turtles have been washed ashore in the last four weeks in Nagapattinam district.

12 Jan 2022

Tamil Nadu delta region fishermen set out to sea early to escape Sunday lockdown

Some fishers chose to follow the rules by staying on the shore while some bypassed by departing earlier than the stipulated time of the lockdown.

10 Jan 2022

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