Monsoon makes life hard for Thoothukudi's salt pan workers

The monsoon has exacerbated the plight of the workers, who could not land a different job during the off-season – mid-October to February – due to the noxious effects of salinity on their skins.

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School proves its strength: A giant leap in just 5 years

Now, the school has 216 students. So what changed in the last five years or rather who changed it? Answer: A group of youth and a bunch of overzealous villagers.

22 Nov 2020

Traders hit by cap on devotees at Dussehra festival in Tamil Nadu's Mutharamman temple

With the number of devotees wearing disguises having drastically declined, the sales of Dussehra disguise kits this year have gone south

27 Oct 2020

Discovery of habitation site at Adichanallur is a milestone: Excavation director

The pivotal moment in this phase of excavations was the discovery of a habitation site at Adichanallur, according to exavation director J Baskar, who described it as a milestone discovery.

22 Oct 2020

Flamingos give a miss to TN's Perungulam tank, birdwatchers blame illegal sand mining

Perungulam is the last of the 15 tanks fed by the Maruthur East canal (Keezhakal) and is one of the largest tanks in the Thamirabarani system, spread over 883 acres

17 Oct 2020

Thoothukudi: Seven caste Hindus arrested for making Dalit shepherd prostrate 

Thoothukudi SP visited the victim’s house in his village and promised protection for the family.

13 Oct 2020

TN farmers forced to obtain loans at exorbitant rates due to ‘uncooperative’ societies

Ahead of the rabi season this year, several farmers in Thoothukudi alleged that the Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies had denied loans against gold jewellery

10 Oct 2020

Prehistoric human settlement in Uzhakudi?

Scholars have appealed the State to conduct a detailed survey to uncover evidence of the early Tamil civilisation along Thamirabarani Valley.

10 Oct 2020

Declare VOC Port as International Container Transhipment Hub: Industrialists

A transhipment hub in Thoothukudi would get the containers directly shipped to India as against the existing system of containers being transhipped at Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port. 

28 Sep 2020

After action against cop, family of Thoothukudi murder victim accepts his body

Tamil Nadu government transferred the case to the CB-CID while AIADMK expelled the party functionary accused of murdering the man.

21 Sep 2020

Lorry driver beaten to death after filing affidavit over custodial torture in Thoothukudi

AIADMK functionary Thirumanavel with the instigation of the inspector, abducted Selvan in his car, beat him black and blue at a secluded place.

18 Sep 2020

Corpn got nod to axe 64 trees, but cut 300: Green activists

Environmental activists have alleged that though Thoothukudi municipal corporation was allowed to cut only 64 trees as part of drainage project, the civic body had cut more than 300.

10 Sep 2020

Institute to inspect stability of bridge over Thamirabarani

A large pothole was developed in the bridge on March 14. Consequently, only one lane of the bridge was made available for use.

04 Sep 2020

Tamil Nadu History professor’s gracious moves uplift transgender lives

He trains transgenders on folk dance and performing arts

26 Aug 2020

‘Mercury waste were not handled properly for years at Sterlite’

The Madras High Court that rejected Vedanta's plea to reopen Sterlite Copper, had said that the unaccounted discharge of mercury from the smelter unit was a serious cause of concern.

24 Aug 2020