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Rare sighting of Egyptian vultures in Thoothukudi leaves birdwatchers delighted

Vulture conservator Dr S Barathidasan said the last breeding pair of the species in Tamil Nadu was recorded eight years ago at Thenkanikottai near Hosur

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Usurers rake in moolah as debtors stare at financial ruin in TN

Ask them, the victims would say even the members of women Self Help Groups (SHG) and employees of micro financing firms are involved in extorting the poor.

23 Sep 2021

Call for Act to shut Sterlite receives mixed response

Legal experts, however, say this is not the right time to seek a special legislation as the case regarding the same is pending before the Supreme Court.

21 Sep 2021

Hooligans hunt ‘treasure’ at historical site

Vasavappapuram archaeological site is at risk as the gravel sand there is allegedly being illegally transported for various projects, including government works.

19 Sep 2021

Artefacts reveal Korkai’s trade links with Egypt

The artefacts found at Korkai has brought to light the ancient port city’s trade relations with the Eastern countries, Egypt and Ganges plain.

19 Sep 2021

Porunai: Reviving a name lost in time

Than Porunai and Aan Porunai both find a place in Tholkappiam, an ancient treatise on Tamil grammar. Than Porunai is also mentioned in the Sangam work Purananuru.

11 Sep 2021

Photographers fret as Thoothukudi collector threatens fine on wedding attendees not wearing masks

To ensure compliance, Collector K Senthil Raj said the district had deputed 30 inter-departmental committees to conduct surprise inspections at wedding events between 6 pm to 9 pm.

10 Sep 2021

Of PGs and PhDs: This 75-year-old TN man masters life’s lessons!

As another International Literacy Day passed us on Wednesday, not many of us might have cared for its  observance.

09 Sep 2021

YouTuber fisherman from Thoothukudi brings electricity to nine huts with solar panels

Fishers of a few nondescript hamlets in thoothukudi went about plying their gruelling trade and it would have continued to be so had an idea not dawned upon one man.

06 Sep 2021

Sealed godowns in TN lose beach sand minerals after series of thefts over last four years

As many as 30 godowns stocked with 4,55,245 tonne of beach minerals and 3,12,314 tonne non-processed raw beach sand had been sealed in 2017. 

23 Aug 2021

Caste discrimination: Few panchayat heads from SC communities took part in I-Day events in Thoothukudi

In some panchayats the presidents belonging to SC communities had left for personal works.

18 Aug 2021

Caste discrimination: Six panchayat presidents in TN not allowed to hoist tricolour

It seems political empowerment is just an illusion for these panchayat presidents even as the country marked its 75th Independence Day on Sunday.

17 Aug 2021

‘Thoothukudi requires museum for antiquities’

Several hundreds of ancient antiquities unearthed by German archaeology enthusiast Dr Jagor at Adichanallur in 1876 are said to be stored at the Ethnological Museum of Berlin.

01 Aug 2021

Indian Marine Fisheries Bill: Fishing for trouble?

Traditional fishermen are protesting against the Indian Marine Fisheries Bill, 2021, which they say will leave them at a big disadvantage and hand over their livelihood to corporate entities 

25 Jul 2021