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'Pei maram': Rajapalayam's great grand Baobab tree is bride of eternity

The 700-year-old Baobab tree, located inside the campus of Chinmaya Vidyalaya at Ilanthope in Rajapalayam, is believed to be planted by Arab traders.

25 Oct 2021

Virudhunagar: Mill owner dumps bonded labourers at railway station?

Of the 25 labourers, 24-year-old Topram was seriously ill and had to be taken to the government hospital. But, officials were the last to ‘know’ about the incident, source said.

22 Oct 2021

Malaikuravar community: An uphill battle to prove their origin 

Speaking to TNIE, Velu said while two generations of the people belonging to their community received an ST - Malaikuravar community - certificate, the third generation is denied one.

20 Oct 2021

How these Facebook friends from TN's Sivakasi wired for a watershed

Simple networking among three strangers has grown exponentially into a social bonding, helping and creating a better, cleaner, and liveable society

17 Oct 2021

Six butterfly enthusiasts ROAR to Western Ghats

They mate with males there, lay eggs, and after the caterpillars become butterflies, return to the Western Ghats,” explains wildlife conservationist TS Raja.

03 Oct 2021

RTI tale: 15 minutes to read 22,000 pages

Stop inner monologue, word–chunking, use timer, set goal... Thus goes the techniques of speed-reading.

02 Oct 2021

Needed, change in the way we celebrate

In case of ban, govt should take care of those employed at cracker units, say experts

27 Sep 2021

Will Vaippar river’s glory days return?

Today, neither that river nor the verdant farmlands along its banks exist in Sattur town; both are dead, and has been so for the past three decades.

26 Sep 2021

Brewing healthy tea and a safe workplace for women

So, instead of forcing the drink down, she decided to make a yummier alternative. And now, she even sells it.

26 Sep 2021

Groom Sivakasi for global fireworks market: Virudhunagar MP

Virudhunagar MP says the State government officials should step in to help rebrand the town’s crackers

25 Sep 2021

Sombre sparklers in Sivakasi this Deepavali

Ban on crackers in New Delhi has plunged Sivakasi’s units in despair, with manufacturers fearing other States might follow suit

24 Sep 2021

Special school funds future of its students 

The year was 1980. Darling Selvabai, who was working in a school for children with hearing disability in Manamadurai, was approached by a man to enroll his child in the school.

19 Sep 2021

5000 saplings in 48 hours: Meet the cyclist brothers working to make a greener TN a reality

With saplings on their bicycles and a vision pedalling them ahead, the brothers planted the saplings near temples, government offices and government hospitals in the district.

16 Sep 2021

NEET exam to be held Sunday, coinciding with death anniversary of Jothi

“This is not a coincidence. This is a reminder for us to work towards creating a society wherein no one is denied opportunities,” the family said.

12 Sep 2021

From field to auto, this TN para athlete hopes for U-turn

People are ready to sponsor a start-up or a petty shop. But when it comes to sports, they ask ‘What are you going to achieve by doing this?’,” said Porchezhiyan.

08 Sep 2021