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NPR for KYC update triggers panic withdrawal of funds among Muslims in Tamil Nadu

Notification telling public to submit NPR letter creates panic, over Rs 3 crore withdrawn so far.

22 Jan 2020

Excavation at Adichanallur, Sivagala likely soon

It can be noted that Sivagalai is located in the middle of Korkai, the erstwhile seaport of Pandyan kingdom and in Adichanallur.

11 Jan 2020

Check dam found broken near upcoming Udangudi Power Plant in Thoothukudi

Villagers from Udangudi and Kulasekarapattinam alleged that the perpetrators were none other than the officials who were awarded the contract for the plant.

18 Dec 2019

TN villagers in distress as their revenue, local body administration split between Thoothukudi and Tenkasi 

The villagers are unanimously demanding to conduct the local body elections for the Thoothukudi district after annexing the villages with the Kovilpatti Union.

11 Dec 2019

Fungal attack spoils Tamil Nadu onion farmers' dream

An onion farmer from Muthusamipuram, Padmanaban told TNIE that the onion fields were submerged in water. Being a rain-fed track comprising black soil, the water does not drain easily, he said.

10 Dec 2019

Land acquisition for rocket launch pad begins

2,300 acres to be acquired; temporary office set up to facilitate process & help public shift to alternative land

03 Dec 2019

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

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