Shuttered, Thoothukudi Sterlite Copper plant incurs Rs 5 crore loss every day

The manufacturer had claimed that damages to the tune of Rs 100 crore were caused due to the negligence in maintaining the premises by the district authorities.

28 May 2020

From cancer to bullet wounds: Remembering 2018 Sterlite violence and its scars

Nelson is among the scores of men and women injured when the Tamil Nadu police opened fire on those protesting against the Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi on May 22, 2018.

22 May 2020

Sterlite violence: When a bullet ends your dreams, but the ‘sacrifice’ gives your neighbours clean air

A bullet pierced his right knee, disabling him for life and putting an end to his dreams of starting a business.

22 May 2020

Sterlite violence: 492 people questioned over 20 phases by Aruna Jagadeesan commission

At least 13 people were killed and hundreds injured in the firing that took place on May 22 and May 23, 2018.

22 May 2020

Wilting History

Every year, the villagers hold a consecration ceremony in July, when the tree yields fruit, which the devotees take home and keep inside the pooja room of their houses.

20 May 2020

Catch-22 situation: Fuel, toll rates hit matchstick makers

Safety match manufacturers in the district are bearing the brunt of the recent hike in fuel prices and toll fee, besides the units resuming production with only 50 per cent of their workforce.

09 May 2020

Protein-rich candy gives health tag to Kovilpatti

Being granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag on Thursday, the Kovilpatti groundnut candy has become the first traditional product from the district to receive the coveted status.

02 May 2020

COVID-19: Worried locals of Tamil Nadu want bats removed

District Forest Officer Dr N Senthil Kumar said that it is better not to disturb the bats.

20 Apr 2020

COVID-19: Sorry, no time to facepalm

Theirs are certainly not lab-approved, but it’s functional and comes cheap. It just does a job: Covering the face.

03 Apr 2020

Coronavirus scare: Shipment of 11000 containers interrupted at VOC port amidst lockdown

A CFS manager said that the lorry driver's families are panic gripped and they hesitate to allow the drivers, since they might be charged by police in the mid-way.

28 Mar 2020

Coronavirus pandemic scare affects salt exports from Thoothukudi

Thoothukudi Thanpadu Salt Exporters' Association Treasurer C Pon Pandian said that the transportation of salt to other states has declined in view of the inter-state transport restrictions.

25 Mar 2020

Knockout punch to karupatti's knock off

Food safety officials recommend sugar-made jaggery makers to come up with a new name to conciliate traditional karupatti makers

17 Mar 2020

Woman behind the wheel of change

Many an eyebrow was raised when N Jeyalakshmi took up the profession of corporation mini-lorry, transporting garbage bins in 1999 but now many have taken inspiration and applied for license.

08 Mar 2020

15 years on, the Tsunami-affected in Vembar still fighting for patta, basic amenities

As many as 15 fishermen families in Sintha Nagar, located 300 metres from Vembar seashore, are yet to get power, water supplies, toilet facility and free patta for their land, promised in 2004. 

07 Mar 2020

Breaking waves catalyse coastal erosion in Tamil Nadu

The Vembar fishermen appealed the district administration to take immediate steps to prevent the erosion, claiming that further delay would lead to coastal flooding, damaging residential areas.

07 Mar 2020