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Declare Fernandez’s birth anniversary as Tamil Nadu event, demand Thoothukudi residents

Cruz Fernandez, who was born in 1869, served as the Chairman for the Thoothukudi Municipality for five terms during 1909, 1910, 1912, 1919 and 1925.

15 Nov 2019

Ambient air quality in Thoothukudi improved, best in last three years, reveals data

Comparative data on air quality available for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019, had revealed that the air quality of Thoothukudi had improved dramatically.

04 Nov 2019

Filmy-style face-off between cop and rowdy in Tamil Nadu goes viral

Challenged, cop tells rowdy that he will meet the goon just as a Parakkutam villager and not as a cop.

11 Oct 2019

Dussehra festivities begin at Kulasekarapattinam's three-century-old Mutharaman temple

After the ceremonial flag is hoisted at the three-century-old Mutharaman Temple, the devotees wear kappu (colourful bangles) as a mark of veneration towards the deity and undertake the padayatra.

02 Oct 2019

Special court to deal with POCSO cases in Thoothukudi

Dists with over 100 pending cases should have one: CJI on July 25

31 Aug 2019

Former Maldives VP arrives illegally in TN ‘seeking asylum’

The 37-year-old was the youngest politician in the world to become the vice president of a nation.

03 Aug 2019

High demand in east Asia, poaching of endangered sea cucumbers thrives

The rampant poaching of sea cucumbers, an endangered marine animal, continues unabated across the Thoothukudi coast.

15 Jun 2019

Security upped in Thoothukudi on firing anniversary

On May 22, 2018, Tamil Nadu police opened fire at anti-Sterlite protesters marching to the district collectorate seeking permanent closure of Sterlite Copper.

22 May 2019

Tamil Nadu bypolls: No clear favourites in three-pronged battle in Ottapidaram

Ottapidaram residents contend that main issues like drinking water scarcity and water for agriculture needs, shoddy industrial growth and new employment generation have not been addressed.

12 May 2019

I-T department raids Kanimozhi's Thoothukudi residence, returns empty-handed

Based on a tip-off from the District Collector, as many as 10 officials, including four women, reached her Kurinji Nagar house at around 8.30 pm for 'checks' but found nothing objectionable.

17 Apr 2019

#AskKanimozhi: Ahead of LS polls, most queries on DMK’s stand on Sterlite closure

BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate Tamilisai Soundararajan has also started #DrTamilisaiCanAnswer.

05 Apr 2019

Have a cup of ‘NaMo’ at this themed resto!

A native of Kovilpatti, Dinesh started a groundnut candy production unit in Kovilpatti in 2013 and developed it into a cafe in 2017.

13 Feb 2019

US Journalist detained in Thoothukudi

The Thoothukudi Town police questioned for more than 10 hours.

31 Dec 2018

No water for industries from Srivaikuntam anaicut: NGT

The 20 MGD Scheme commissioned in 2009 has been supplying water to industries in Thoothukudi from Srivaikuntam anaicut of Thamirabarani through an exclusive closed conduit system.

30 Nov 2018

Thamirabarani Maha Pushkaram from Oct 12

The Maha Pushkaram festival is all set to be celebrated along river Thamirabarani after 144 years for 12 days from October 12 in Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts.

07 Oct 2018

On Tamil Nadu BJP president Tamilisai Soundararajan's plaint, scholar booked for raising 'anti-BJP slogan' on flight

On landing, BJP leader Tamilisai Soundararajan got into a verbal duel with the student and lodged a complaint with the police who arrested her.

04 Sep 2018

Thoothukudi battles drought even as Tamirabharani surplus drains into sea

The Thamirabharani river was in spate recently causing flooding in the southern districts before emptying into the Gulf of Mannar even as a good number of irrigation

26 Aug 2018

After acid leak, activists renew call for special act

Much has been said about the Thoothukudi firing. But activists are still not happy with the manner in which the closure was done.

24 Jun 2018

None held accountable for Thoothukudi firing which claimed 13 lives

On June 16, district police had registered as many as 243 cases against thousands of people for rioting and have detained 248 people.

23 Jun 2018

Police arrest advocate part of anti-Sterlite movement

A key person in the anti-Sterlite movement, S Vanchinathan, was arrested by police at the Chennai airport late Wednesday night.

22 Jun 2018

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