M S Thanaraj

WATCH | Grand lorry theft: Police chase man for 60 km after he tries to steal truck in Tamil Nadu

The lorry was parked near the rice mill premises as the driver had gone for lunch and a few minutes later, Kumar, the accountant of the rice mill, noticed someone was starting the vehicle.

22 Nov 2020

Lockdown woes: Not-so-crunchy Deepavali for Manapparai Murukku makers

Even though the units were reopened in a slower phase, the volume they make and the duration of work has significantly reduced in accordance with the drop in demand.

12 Nov 2020

Mastermind of Lalithaa Jewellery heist dies in hospital

The body will be cremated in his home town Tiruvarur on Wednesday.   Murugan had 92 criminal cases against him in the four southern States. 

28 Oct 2020

Area under banana cultivation goes up in Tiruchy district

Cultivation has crossed last year's area and horticulture department officials said an additional thousand hectares were likely to come under cultivation by the end of November.

15 Oct 2020

Morning walkers of another kind keep Delta roads busy

As the moist earth awaited the crack of the dawn, a woman in her late thirties stepped out of her home in a small village in Tiruchy.

30 Sep 2020

Probe launched after miscreants pour saffron paint on Periyar bust, garland it with slippers in Tiruchy

While Manikandam police immediately cleaned the statue with the help oflocal residents, an investigation is on to nab the accused. 

27 Sep 2020

Man stabbed to death in public by kin of son's girlfriend near Tiruchy

The accused duo were identified as 42-year-old Mukkadu Kumar and his relative Pambu Nagaraj (34). 

09 Sep 2020

Struggling with online classes, 19-year-old college girl ends life in Tiruchy 

According to police, the girl had studied in a Tamil medium corporation school at Keelaran Salai in the city and struggled to follow the lessons in English online.

07 Sep 2020

Lord Muruga’s message to masses: Maintain distance!

Taking a breather from wooing Valli, Lord Muruga delivers a message on what precautions one should take to ward off corona virus.

04 Aug 2020

Tiruchy cattle markets suffer a loss of Rs. 25 crore

The coronavirus-induced lockdown in the State for almost four months has incurred heavy a loss of revenue to one of the biggest cattle markets in the State – Manapparai cattle shandy.

25 Jul 2020

Amavasya observed sans fanfare in delta region

Amma Mandapam, which is abuzz on auspicious days like the Aadi Amavasya, was deserted on Monday after the district administration closed the ghats for public to prevent the virus spread.

21 Jul 2020

Mukkombu barrage: Shutter control room on the verge of collapse; farmers worried about water flow

Mukkombu barrage was constructed in the late 18th century and is used to regulate excessive flow in the Cauvery by diverting the water into the Kollidam river.

20 Jul 2020

Farm hands lose out to machines

Fear of infection, difficulties in ensuring distancing of workers and high costs are driving farmers to employ machine cultivation.

06 Jul 2020

Traders wary as crowds back in Samayapuram

Roads leading to the temple were sealed after two persons in the town tested positive, but that does not deter devotees.

25 Jun 2020

Six-year-old dies after mistakenly eating explosive gelatin in Tiruchy, three arrested

The victim was identified as Vishnu dev, he resided with his father Boopathi in Alagarai village near Thottiam block.

12 Jun 2020