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Archaeologists compare DNA samples to affirm Adichanallur early inhabitants were ancestors of present populace

Though the report had not discussed information on race, it mentioned that anthropological studies pointed to the site being occupied by different races in ancient times.

30 Apr 2023

Public prosecutor defends conviction of Jonathan Thorn citing MHA notification

On December 31 last year, the Thoothukudi Sessions Court convicted Thorn under section 14 (c) of the Foreigner's Act and awarded him two years of imprisonment.

29 Apr 2023

TN government yet to allow Sterlite Copper to evacuate gypsum from plant

On April 11, Chief Justice DY Chandrachud permitted Sterlite to carry out “necessary consequential steps” for the upkeep of the copper smelter, while hearing a case in this regard.

28 Apr 2023

Matchbox producers in TN upset as government fails to consider lighters as single-use plastics

Back home in Tamil Nadu, which is the major supplier of matchboxes across the country, the import of plastic lighters has played a drastic spoilsport for the match factories.

24 Apr 2023

'Palmyra trees plays pivotal role in binding communities'

Palm tree workers welfare board members Godson Samuel and Anto Brighten, palmyra-tourism research scholar Preethi, and a few other activists were part of the tour.

16 Apr 2023

Spicy Authoor vetrilai of Tamil Nadu bags GI tag

The majority of the residents in and around Authoor find a livelihood in betel garden cultivation and related trade.

09 Apr 2023

Minister reverses traffic schedule announced by Thoothukudi mayor last week

The swift change of timings within a week has led to confusion among road users, lorry operators and traders.

05 Apr 2023

Demand for closing liquor shops in Tamil Nadu on Good Friday gets louder

Thoothukudi-Nazareth CSI diocese Lay secretary Neger Prince Giftson said there is a substantial population of Christians in Tamil Nadu and that banning liquor sales on Good Friday will be applauded.

05 Apr 2023

Tamil Nadu: Long exposure to UV rays takes toll on salt pan workers eye health

Based on the findings, Sankara Nethralaya doctors prescribed new spectacles for 364 workers, cataract surgery for 116, and further examination for 162 workers.

02 Apr 2023

Indelible lessons taught by genie teacher at government higher secondary school in TN's Vembur

For his students, Duraipandian is also Veerapandiya Kattabomman, VO Chidambaram Pillai, Quaid-e-millath, Tiruvalluvar, Barathiyar, King Kusela Pandian, and Rajaraja Cholan, among others.

02 Apr 2023

Tamil Nadu: Teachers call for protection act amid attacks

Primary Teachers Federation state general secretary, S Mayil, said the attack on teachers Guruvammal and Bharath was barbaric, which has instilled anger and fear among the teaching community.

23 Mar 2023

World Consumer Rights Day: Activists urge Tamil Nadu govt to fill vacancies in district commissions

Sources said though over 500 consumer grievance cases are pending in Thoothukudi district as of January 2023, the commission functions for only two days a week.

15 Mar 2023

'Light' enters Class 12 student's life after collector intervention

Official inquiries revealed that the family was not provided an electricity connection as the house assessment was not carried out by the Sathankulam town panchayat owing to a patta issue.

14 Mar 2023

PhD scholar finds pre-historic archaeological site near Thoothukudi collectorate

The site is located behind the Venkalamani Ayyanar Temple on the southern banks of Uppar Odai, and farmers regularly take their cattle for grazing on the hills.

09 Mar 2023

Caste query for buying fertilizer subsidies riles Tamil Nadu farmers

Under the buyers’ category, as per the new update, caste details of buyers/farmers must be recorded under the entry ‘sale to farmer’ in the PoS for getting DBT.

03 Mar 2023

Pudukottai traders seek new bridge over Uppar Odai for commute to ease traffic movement

They said an overhead bridge along the Thoothukudi-Tirunelveli NH at Pudukottai would not solve traffic woes.

02 Mar 2023

Quarry shut after collector's sign on lease document found forged in Thoothukudi

Sakthivel's counsel, advocate Pooselvan, said the stone quarry had operated for nearly 10 months in violation of the stipulated norms.

19 Feb 2023

Peace meeting called on Feb 17 after SCs denied road access in TN's Thoothukudi

Barred from using the road, SC members were being forced to walk through muddy paddy fields for a km to take their dead for cremation, sources said.

16 Feb 2023

TNIE Impact: Illegal seafood preprocessing units closed and power supply snapped

Residents of Gomezpuram thanked Parliamentarian Kanimozhi Karunanidhi for inspecting the site along with the officials and instructing them to take necessary actions against the erring units.

08 Feb 2023

Uzhakudi archaeological remains threatened by illegal mining in Tamil Nadu

Villagers said an unlicensed brick kiln, located on the slopes about 200 metres from the archaeological remains at the Uzhakudi hills, has been plundering red soil.

06 Feb 2023

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