Samuel Merigala

Chennai: Sand mining on Kosasthalaiyar riverbed sets off alarms

However, Express found that nearly half of the 14-acre mining site was covered in shrubbery and has only clay soil at the top.

18 Jun 2018

Kosathalaiyar river bed sand mining: Is government violating its own norms?

The Public Works Department appears to be violating government norms in mining sand from the Kosasthalaiyar river bed.

18 Jun 2018

Sterlite firing shocks visually challenged topper in Chennai

Kathirvel Vijayabalan, a topper from the Government Higher Secondary School for the Blind in Poonamallee, always wanted to become a district Collector. 

24 May 2018

Either marry or join in nearby nondescript college: Future bleak for Tamil Nadu girl who passed class 12 with flying colors

There is no excitement on the face of Mahalakshmi, the topper of Mahakavi Bharathiyar Higher Secondary School at Pakkam in Tiruvallur district.

17 May 2018

'Chekka Chivantha Vaanam': Mani Ratnam’s crew litters Kovalam Beach with glass; Madras Talkies denies claim

The glass shards and metal shells that the crew had left behind on the beachfront after finishing shoots on April 24 is litter around the sands between the backwaters and the Kovalam beach.

30 Apr 2018

Theni forest fire: A survivor shares her horrific ordeal

As panic spread, there were only two options left — to use the last bit of dying strength to take an alternative route to safety or to stay behind until a path opened up.

13 Mar 2018

Arun Jaitley’s use of ‘Divyang’ during budget speech attracts disabled people’s flak

Inconsistent usage of the terms by Jaitley has not gone unnoticed and the activists opine this only reflects the refusal to acknowledge the responsibilities the government. 

02 Feb 2018

Finally, Rajinikanth confirms his political plunge, to contest next assembly polls

Rajinikanth went on to say that democracy was rotting in Tamil Nadu and that the other states of India were laughing at it.

31 Dec 2017

Will announce my political stance on 31st December: Rajinikanth

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday addressing his fans here said he will announce his political stance on December 31.

26 Dec 2017

Less frenzy for Rajinikanth’s birthday​

Superstar Rajinikanth’s birthday saw unusually muted celebrations this year even though murmurs of his political plunge continue to do the rounds in the State.

13 Dec 2017

No Aadhaar card? Forget new mobile connection 

Your existing cellphone connection could be deactivated after Feb 6 next year if it is not linked to the 12-digit unique number.

27 Jun 2017

Remember when cigarettes were supposed to be cool?

From caressing the lips of hot models and keeping the company of the country’s most popular sportsmen, cigarette industry has come a long way, baby.

31 May 2017

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