MS Thanaraj

Rs 100 to Rs 10 in 40 days, tomato becomes forbidden fruit for farmers in Madurai

The farmers, who are now distressed by the low prices, fear the situation might take a turn for the worse as experts say prices might further drop with the arrival of more stock.

04 Jul 2022

Cotton prices dip in Madurai, Ramnad

From `53-`60 per kg in 2020, the cotton price jumped to an average price of `77 per kg the next year. The price further soared to `100-`113 in the initial half of 2022.

28 Jun 2022

Samathuvapuram revamp: 80 families out in cold

Residents living in tents on the street say government didn’t provide them alternative housing or enough time to shift their belongings

22 Jun 2022

Woman’s murder sparks stir in Rameswaram; six held

The incident came to light after the victim’s husband lodged a police complaint after spending hours searching for her in vain when she did not return home.

26 May 2022

Seaweed collector found dead near Tamil Nadu's Vadakadu, police detain six accused

Sources said that the victim was a 40-year-old woman and a resident of Vadakadu village near Rameswaram and she collect seaweed in the shore for living.

25 May 2022

Fleeing economic crisis, Sri Lankan Tamil mom, her two kids, land in Rameswaram 

Varshini told the police that the worsening economic crisis and scarcity of basic amenities forced them to flee to India seeking refuge.

20 Apr 2022

‘Came hoping for better life’

Mary Clarin, who arrived in the first batch, told TNIE. Mary was engaged in daily wage labour in Sri Lanka. 

18 Apr 2022

Chithirai fest brings back fizz to Madurai business

Teeming crowds at Chithirai festival gives solace to Madurai traders who lost business for two years due to lockdown

14 Apr 2022

Festival spirit back in Madurai

Devotees await Kallazhagar’s entry into Vaigai river after two years

11 Apr 2022

Crisis drives 19 more Lankan Tamils to Tamil Nadu

As Sri Lanka reels under its worst economic crisis, 19 more Lankan Tamils, six of them children, arrived in Dhanushkodi in two batches on Sunday.

11 Apr 2022

Hungry for days, Sri Lankan Tamil couple lands in Dhanushkodi with two kids seeking refuge

The family is from Mannar region of the island nation and had reached Dhanushkodi shores around 2.30 am on Friday with the help of Sri Lankan fishermen.

09 Apr 2022

Marine police arrests four Sri Lankan migrants at Dhanushkodi

Investigation revealed that they were Sri Lankan Tamils and have illegally entered the nation without proper documents seeking refuge.

08 Apr 2022

Support eludes these TN para-athletes, not medals

Para-athletes across Tamil Nadu are now waiting for the State to sanction the incentives provided for those winning medals in national events.

07 Apr 2022

Colourful start to Chithirai Brahmotsavam at Madurai's Meenakshi temple

The much-awaited Chithirai festival, also known as ‘Chithirai Brahmotsavam’, kicked off in the city on Tuesday after a gap of two years due to the pandemic.

06 Apr 2022

Damaged roads pose a threat to motorists in Madurai

In Keelavasal, the road work was stopped after the primary filler gravel was laid, leaving a one-kilometer-stretch filled just with gravel and making commuting even worse through the market area.

04 Apr 2022