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Artificial reef modules breathe new life into waning Vaan Island, Kanimozhi pays visit

The survey also observed new coral colonies, and an increase in the spread of seagrass on Kariyasalli and Vilangusalli islands.

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Livelihood of 10,000 folk artists at risk as HC bans obscene performances at Kulasekarapattinam Dasara festival

"This is one of the major festivals which gives them opportunity. The next festival is during Pongal which is after three months. Earning during this will meet their ends for time being," says sangam.

18 Sep 2022

Five lakh pearl oyster spats released into Gulf of Mannar

Pearl fishing activities carried out from time immemorial along the coast of the Gulf of Mannar came to a grinding halt in 1961 after the oyster stocks waned.

17 Sep 2022

Not even one ambulance in vicinity, fishing harbours fraught with danger in Thoothukudi

However, the fisheries department officials believe fishers from the Thoothukudi harbour can take treatment from nearby hospitals.

15 Sep 2022

NOC tweaked to allow lorries at quarry proposed for bullock carts in Thoothukudi

The move was expected to fulfill the bullock cart riders' long-pending demand, and also generate revenue for the State government.

14 Sep 2022

Activists question Madras High Court order allowing release of 'legally' mined sand 

Since 2017, multiple theft of minerals took place at the godowns and over 20 FIRs have been registered, which then led to the industries department reassessing the stock.

13 Sep 2022

Madras High Court interim order gives hope to teachers working sans pay in aided-schools

On September 1, the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court passed the interim order allowing the State government to decide on releasing the excavated beach sand with payment of royalty.

12 Sep 2022

Teenagers account for 6.6 per cent of total suicides in country, reveals ADSI report

The incidence of suicide deaths among teenagers accounts for 6.6% of the total suicides in the country as per the Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India (ADSI) 2021 report.

10 Sep 2022

Tamil Nadu launches underwater survey for Sangam-era port of Korkai

The research ship will survey the seabed for any artefacts, antique objects, ship wreckage or any structure and other evidence related to the Korkai port, its extent, and trade activity.

04 Sep 2022

Tamil Nadu launches underwater survey for Korkai port

A ship equipped with Multibeam Echo Sounding, Sidescan Sonar and Sub-bottom Profiler has arrived at Thoothukudi VOC port to carry out the reconnaissance survey.

04 Sep 2022

New gecko species discovered in Agasthyamalai hill range in Kanyakumari

These nocturnal  species were found at Muppandal near Aralvaimozhi pass and Thuckalay which is located 20 km from each other on the Agasthaymalai hill range.

03 Sep 2022

12 years on, Thoothukudi SEZ has only a few takers; call for policy change

Industrialists are calling for a change in policy for Special Economic Zones so that factories other than export-oriented can also set up shop in the zone.

26 Aug 2022

AP woman who eloped at 16 to marry TN man, meets family 56 years later

The couple Nammazhvar and Gowri Parvathi lives in Melakaranthai, a village along Thoothukudi-Madurai national highway near Vilathikulam in Thoothukudi.

25 Aug 2022

Rare Yemen-origin plant species discovered at Kovilpatti college campus

The herb plant has not yet been recorded in the official records of flora available in south Indian states.

23 Aug 2022

No forcible mining activity on private lands, says Indian Rare Earths Limited

However, nearly 1,050 hectares of the proposed mining area are owned by non-government entities. IREL functioning under the purview of the DAE, has an annual production capacity of 1.14 lakh tonnes.

06 Aug 2022