M S Thanaraj

Starting as a school dropout, the ongoing tale of an octogenarian philanthropist

TP Rajendran, now 86 years old, is a known philanthropist who works tirelessly for the benefit of society.

03 Sep 2023

Dip in Vaigai causes water woes in Madurai

Local authorities said it takes two days for tanks to get filled in zone five, after which water will be released. Measures are underway to provide water through lorries and pipes.

28 Aug 2023

 ‘Dolling’ up Madurai

Inspired by Tamil literature, two environmental enthusiasts work for  reviving green cover & creating a ‘Kadamba vanam’ in Madurai

06 Aug 2023

Forest dept to expand mangrove forest by 25 hectares, carry out maintenance at 50 hectares this year

Mangrove forests are considered to be a unique and complex component of coastal zones in tropical and sub-tropical regions, where the land and freshwater bodies meet the sea.

26 Jul 2023

Sri Lankan Navy apprehends 9 Indian fishermen for 'violating IMBL', seizes two boats 

The seized trawlers with Indian fishermen were brought to the Kankesanthurai Harbour and they will be handed over to the Mailadi Fisheries Inspector for onward legal proceedings.

25 Jul 2023

Chilli export increases in Ramanathapuram, cultivation area likely to rise

In a relief of farmers, Samba chilli export has moderately increased in both international and domestic markets when compared to the previous years. 

24 Jul 2023

11 blocks in Ramanathapuram announced as moderate drought hit

As much as 1,35,859 hectares of area was used in Ramanathapuram for Samba paddy cultivation last year.

14 Jul 2023

Minor among 15 fishermen held by Sri Lankan Navy

Sri Lankan Navy officials said a ‘Fast Attack Craft’ of the ‘04th Fast Attack Flotilla’ and craft of Sri Lankan Coast Guard was deployed to nab the two boats.

10 Jul 2023

Sri Lankan Navy arrested 15 Indian fishermen for IMBL violation

Sri Lankan Navy officials stated that a cluster of Indian poaching trawlers were spotted engaging in illegal fishing in Sri Lankan waters off Delft Island.

09 Jul 2023

Forest dept takes efforts to strengthen shelterbelt on Ramnad coast

The shelter belt consists of multiple rows of trees that are sometimes naturally or artificially planted along the coastline.

06 Jul 2023

Residents challenged by uneven water supply in Madurai city

The city corporation received around 1,113 complaints from people regarding issues in water supply in Madurai over the past year.

05 Jul 2023

Tomato price sees slight dip, beans price cross Rs 100-mark per kg

The price of vegetables, including tomatoes, shallots, green chilli, and finally beans, crossed Rs 100 per kg. The price rise of beans on Monday came as a big surprise for consumers.

04 Jul 2023

Malli export needs push from government, says Madurai flower exporters

Nearly 6,000 hectares of land are being used for jasmine cultivation in Madurai and several other southern districts.

01 Jul 2023

Change in wind brings turtle hatching season to an early end in Ramanathapuram

Olive ridley turtles play a significant role in sustaining the population of marine species and controlling the number of jellyfish in the sea.

26 Jun 2023

Ramanathapuram fishermen return home unhappy, rue of decline in fish population

N J Bose, president of the Federation of All Mechanised Boat Fishermen Welfare Associations said on average, we spend around Rs 1.5 lakh per boat to venture into the sea.

19 Jun 2023