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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

Thanks to 'Muthupandi model', sorghum may prevent Fall Armyworm from entering maize fields

Inspired by the result, the agriculture department has suggested the maize farmers replicate Muthupandi's model to keep the armyworms at bay during the Rabi season.

21 Aug 2020

Thoothukudi history-sheeter, who hurled country bomb at cop, valourised by caste groups

Durai Muthu, who succumbed to injuries from the same bomb blast, was reportedly buried with a machete while his ‘bravery’ is being hailed on social media by members of his backward caste community.

20 Aug 2020

Thoothukudi country bomb attack: Slain police constable Subramanian laid to rest

While DGP JK Tripathy paid floral tributes to a portrait of Subramanian at Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi collector Sandeep Nanduri laid a wreath as a mark of respect on the policeman's coffin.

19 Aug 2020

Police constable dies after murder accused hurls country bomb in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi district

The 28-year-old constable was part of a five-member special police team that was trying to arrest a double murder accused near Murapanadu.

18 Aug 2020

Build memorial for freedom fighters: Residents urge govt

With the symbol of honour in a dilapidated state, several Udangudi residents and the relatives demanded the State government construct a manimandapam, honouring the 26 freedom fighters.

15 Aug 2020

Tamil Nadu's State tree in the palms of brick kilns' hands?

Activists blame unchecked felling by kilns for the disappearance of the Palm tree, once the backbone of the rural economy.

10 Aug 2020

How do shrinking grasslands along Thamirabarani affect flora and fauna?

In the last column of the two-part series that focuses on the shrinking Thamirabarani grasslands, experts talk about threat to the flora and fauna.

04 Aug 2020

No space for cattle as industries take over grassland along Thamirabarani

The prospects of cattle herding and the flora and fauna along Thamirabarani look bleak as the grasslands along the river are being converted for purposes such as industrial growth.

03 Aug 2020

Custodial torture victim urges to withdraw FIR

Yakobu Raj, hailing from Meerankulam, was booked under sections 294(b) (uttering filth), 387 (extortion) and 506(ii) (criminal intimidation) of the IPC, based on a complaint given by Mahendran.

30 Jul 2020