Rajalakshmi Sampath

Elderly tribals in TN trek 10 km to get Rs 1,000 pension

The pension is essential for their survival as most work on farm land, and receive grains instead of wages.

26 Mar 2023

Fieldwork over homework

The remoteness of the area and the pandemic contributed to a dip in the enrolment ratio at the school.

12 Mar 2023

Last used in 2008, Yelagiri's amphitheatre unkempt since

Located in Punganur near Yatri Nivas, the amphitheatre was part of a beautification project and was built at the cost of Rs 40 lakh.

03 Mar 2023

Three boys on way to school run over by speeding SUV in Tamil Nadu

Around 8.30am, an SUV in which four college students were on their way to Yelagiri from Vellore took a left turn from the highway to enter the service road.

01 Mar 2023

Vellore: Loo on graveyard, SC villagers at Nature’s mercy

About 611 people belonging to 171 families reside on Tiruvalluvar, Ambedkar and Kuruku-Puthumanai Streets at the Aadi Dravidar colony.

24 Feb 2023

Charioteer of science sparks young minds

A few minutes later, the sound of the monotonous wind was broken by the horns of a van. The 37-year-old science teacher V Arivarasan stepped out of the van.

12 Feb 2023

Stampede at line to get tokens for free clothes kills 4, hurts 12 in TN's Vaniyambadi

Chief Minister MK Stalin condoled the deaths in a statement and announced relief of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to three women, who were seriously injured.

05 Feb 2023

Eight years on, Bharathi Nagar residents await basic infrastructure in Vellore

The locality lacks drainage facilities leading to stagnation and breeding of mosquitoes.

22 Jan 2023

House that builds confidence in kids

Open House, an artistic community, experiments with art and theatre and conducts worshop every Sunday to teach art skills and tell stories to students of government schools

22 Jan 2023

40 years on, 550 Kanikars in Tiruvannamalai fight for community certificates

Since 1981, 140 families in Arni town and  Iyyampalayam Puthur Kamaraj Nagar have been fighting to obtain community certificates.

09 Jan 2023

Karpi: A tale of building young lives

Karpi, an NGO filled with young enthusiastic souls, is working to redefine the lives of socially and economically marginalised students in Chennai.

25 Dec 2022

Unfinished Katpadi main road puts two-wheeler riders at risk

Two-wheeler riders are prone to accidents after contractors left road construction work of the Katpadi main road near the new bus stand unfinished.

17 Dec 2022

Confusion in street names delays maintenance work in Vellore?

The contractor who was supposed to mend the first street got confused with the existing street and repaired the latter, leaving the former untouched.

17 Dec 2022

Vellore logs 273 fever cases since October this year 

Vellore logged a total of four dengue cases, and 273 fever cases since October 2022. In December alone, the district reported 51 fever cases, and one dengue infection.

14 Dec 2022

Star trek, a passion sky-high

Bhavanandhi has a friend of his to thank for the initiative, as he is the one who kindled the passion in him during a camping trip to Nagalapuram in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh seven years ago, in 2015.

04 Dec 2022