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Immunity boosters: Traditional sellers losing out to general stores

Those dealing in traditional herbs and medicines for generations complain that they could not gain from the demand due to stiff competition as several small shops and supermarkets were selling them.

03 Aug 2020

Drainage Street: An address that haunts the prospects of its residents

The corporation logo on it has been covered with black paint. “If someone asks where we live, we hesitate to give them an answer,” says Harikrishna.

31 Jul 2020

What’s in a name? Stigma and shame, say the residents of Tiruchy’s Drainage Street

The street is said to have been so named as the Corporation’s sanitation workers lived here. A sign of the vicious cycle of caste, occupation and stigma, most of those workers were Dalit.

30 Jul 2020

This Tiruchy woman's helping hand never lets down people with queries at Tiruchy corporation office

Though the situation has turned to be challenging, 43-year-old P Easwari is visiting the corporation office on most of the days to help others. 

20 Jul 2020

Lives or Livelihood: Dilemma

A large number of employees in the Corporation head office and Golden Rock railway workshop fear for their safety as more coronavirus cases are being reported from these locations.

17 Jul 2020

Tale of Chennai ragpickers: Livelihoods scrapped and discarded by coronavirus

The approach road in front of the railway parcel office must have had a lot of head-turners.

04 Jul 2020

Internet cafes make money off e-pass applications

With the government making e-passes mandatory for inter-district movements, several internet cafes and mobile shops are offering assistance in submitting applications for the pass.

27 Jun 2020

No haven for the homeless

Some street dwellers suggested the district administration should consider conducting health camps for them.

22 Jun 2020

Tiruchy no haven for homeless people even as COVID-19 cases continue to surge

Some street dwellers suggested the district administration should consider conducting health camps for them.

22 Jun 2020

Golden Rock engineers bring century-old tower clock back to shape

The repairs took almost 40 days of hard work and required a lot of engineering know-how as the technology was about a century-old.

21 Jun 2020

Golden Rock engineers bring century-old tower clock back to shape in Tiruchy

As the country entered lockdown, the team stopped work on March 25.

20 Jun 2020

From relief to paranoia, trains spark serious concern during COVID-19 pandemic

Even auto and cab drivers waiting at the Tiruchy junction are hesitant to ferry passengers coming from the Chennai zone.

15 Jun 2020

E-pass rules not publicised, rue rail passengers

With Railways operating special services, commuters were allowed into the Tiruchy station after thermal screening, which a few found cumbersome.

02 Jun 2020

E-pass rules not publicised, rue rail passengers
 

There was no heavy rush on this morning train. Some passengers said they could not make it as they did not have e-pass.

02 Jun 2020

Turbulence hits Tiruchy–Chennai air route

Air passengers are unable to benefit from relaxation of lockdown restrictions as flight services to Chennai remain uncertain.

01 Jun 2020