R Sivakumar

Expressway, infra woes to dominate poll scene in Tiruvannamalai

Our vote is for the party promising to scrap expressway project, say farmers against the move; Assembly segments are waiting for upgrade of agri infrastructure

03 Mar 2021

State govt responsible for cleaning up chromium pollution: CPCB

The Central agency has said that the cost of the clean up must be borne by the State, which may recover a portion of the expenses from the polluters

27 Feb 2021

Antiquities, potsherds, tools found at Vellore excavation site

Excavators from UoM suggest existence of ‘continuous human activities’

26 Feb 2021

Task cut out for politicos at hustings

The combined Vellore district was trifurcated in 2019 to create Tirupattur and Ranipet districts. All the 13 Assembly segments were shared among the three districts. 

25 Feb 2021

No fund allocation for river project dashes hopes

The general public and the farmers in these districts feel the government has ignored their interests, he rued.

24 Feb 2021

Lack of pathway forces TN villagers to take funeral procession through neck-deep river

It has been the norm for people of Old Athikuppam village, falling under Tirupathur block, to carry the body on their shoulders to cross the river.

19 Feb 2021

Now, convicts begin growing sugarcane and fish in Vellore prison farm

Altogether, the prison registers sales of Rs 7-8 lakh per day

16 Feb 2021

Unrest among students as Thiruvalluvar University orders collection of exam fees once again

The students had already paid the fees and been given a pass based on internal marks owing to the COVID-19 pandemic

12 Feb 2021

Doc who performed India's first successful kidney transplant 50 years ago goes down memory lane

Very few people are aware that it was at the Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, that the first successful kidney transplant surgery in the country was performed

01 Feb 2021

Better performance helps Tiruvannamalai police station bag TN CM’s trophy

The police station located in the temple town secured 1,418.2 marks in the assessment made by a state level committee of top police officers.

26 Jan 2021

Tirupathur teacher inspires kids with touch-screen table

A schoolteacher in Tirupathur district has created a touch-screen table to help tribal children learn better.

24 Jan 2021

Tribals to turn entrepreneurs

Making matters worse, the tribals working at plantation sites in the neighbouring States of Karnataka and Kerala often get exploited by their employers.

24 Jan 2021

Students in Tamil Nadu elated to be back at school after monotony of online classes

The children, who are getting ready for the public examinations due in a few months, find it easier to grasp the lessons during physical classes.

19 Jan 2021

Doctors hesitant to take jab as COVID-19 vaccination drive begins in Vellore region

"Why should I take the vaccine. They are trying to hold the trial using us even before complete data on trials, efficacy and safety is released," said a govt medical college professor

16 Jan 2021

Tamil Nadu farms to tables abroad: A business so ‘cool’

Freshara Picklz Exports, a company situated at Velakkalnatham, a tiny village in Tirupattur district, has been exporting processed cucumber to clients located in about 35 countries.

04 Jan 2021