M S Thanaraj

Madurai: Ramshackle houses force Narikuravars out onto the streets

Lack of maintenance or repair works of the buildings since their construction three decades ago, has left them in a bad shape, forcing residents to live in makeshift tents or under trees.

25 Apr 2022

Frequent blocks in drainage lines leave sewage to flow on Madurai's streets

The corporation is also planning to hold detailed enquiries on violators dumping solid waste and take penal actions against them.

25 Apr 2022

18 Lankan Tamil migrants including pregnant woman, 7 children, caught at Rameswaram

They reportedly started from Mannar fishing harbour on Thursday morning and arrived illegally at Arichal Munai at Dhanushkodi in two boats in the late hours of Thursday.

22 Apr 2022

Chithirai festival: Kallazhagar enters Vaigai after 2 years

A large number of devotees, especially youngsters were seen taking part in the procession and standing in possible places to witness Kallazhagar entering into Vaigai. 

17 Apr 2022

Celestial wedding of Meenakshi, Sundareswarar draws thousands of spectators

Amid a sea of devotees, the celestial wedding of Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswarar was held at the Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple on Thursday.

15 Apr 2022

Chithirai Thiruvizha in Thoonga Nagaram begins

Amid the Vedic hymns by the temple priests and thousands of devotees' presence, the flag was hoisted in the temple’s 'Kodimaram' in the morning.

06 Apr 2022

Water scarcity leaves Madurai residents in a fix

In certain parts of the city, locals are left to wait for more than five to ten days to fetch a few pots of water.

02 Apr 2022

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 16 Indian fishermen for violation of maritime boundary

Two boats that the fishermen were using were also seized by the Sri Lankan Navy.

24 Mar 2022

Sri Lankan refugees who entered TN may be lodged at Mandapam camp

The refugees on Tuesday said they were hit by loss of jobs and steep hike in prices of essential commodities because of the economic crisis in Sri Lanka.  

24 Mar 2022

Sri Lankan economic crisis: Sixteen seek refuge in Tamil Nadu

According to police, another set of 10 Sri Lankan Tamils were held at Palam near Dhanushkodi later in the day.

23 Mar 2022

Folk artistes return to stage after two years

Now, since the circumstances are limping back to normalcy, the traditional folk art (Therukoothu) has started to be hosted in the temple festivals.

09 Mar 2022

Admission process yet to begin at archakar schools

Earlier in 2021, the government revived all priest training schools in the State, which had not been functioning since 2008, and announced resumption of training sessions by 2022.

08 Mar 2022

Rainfall alert doubles harvesting pace in Tiruchy, over 2,000 ha covered in two days

Being one of the largest cultivation seasons, more than 51,000 hectares were covered under Samba/Thaladi in the district, of which more than 70 per cent of the acreage has completed harvesting.

07 Mar 2022

Tiruchy farmers gear up to face rainfall; 18 additional DPCs to be opened today

Yellow and orange alerts have been issued for several coastal and delta districts over the weekend.

04 Mar 2022

Kattuputhur banana auction centre records all-time single-day high sale of Rs 4 lakh

According to the marketing committee of the Agriculture marketing department, the Kattuputhur centre has been witnessing high sales over the past few weeks.

02 Mar 2022