Shobana Radhakrishnan

Former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalitha’s pet satellite township project nears completion

Nearly 30 years after former Chief Minister J Jayalalitha launched a comprehensive housing project on the outskirts of Madurai, the satellite township project is nearing completion. 

18 Oct 2020

Corporation schools in Madurai see spike in admissions through word of mouth, here's why

When The New Indian Express contacted teachers of various corporation schools, it was revealed that more than one aspect contributed to this development

17 Sep 2020

Madurai: Easing of e-Pass rules might lead to spike in cases

According to sources, following the relaxation, on average 9,000 applications are being sanctioned a day through the automatic approval system.

27 Aug 2020

Madurai collector's award to alms seeker draws controversy

What the district administration saw was an act worthy of appreciation. However, an NGO begs to differ.

19 Aug 2020

'In desperate times': Job loss, taking care of children with special needs, pandemic and more

The lockdown has taken a toll on children with intellectual disabilities (ID), parents, teachers and caregivers on the socio-economic and psychological fronts, says Mala

10 Aug 2020

‘Ply-by-night’ agents pick the norms lock

In the audio clip, the agent is heard telling the ‘customer’ that his agency could obtain e-pass even for those who lack identity proof. 

06 Aug 2020

Private travel agencies selling e-passes in Madurai using glitches in system?

In one of the leaked audio clips, the agent is heard telling the passenger that the agency would obtain e-pass for all the passengers, even for those who lack identity proof.

03 Aug 2020

COVID-19: Most new cases in Madurai are contacts of patients who had tested positive

In the last two weeks, over half of the virus cases reported comprised contacts of COVID-19 patients, said City Health Officer (CHO) Dr P Kumaraguruparan

30 Jul 2020

Mobile triaging centres with X-ray imaging expected to bring down COVID-19 deaths in Madurai

With 138 deaths as on July 17, Madurai stands fourth in terms of mortality rate due to COVID-19.

18 Jul 2020

Madurai pulls up its socks during lockdown

With fever camps, mobile swab collection units and door-to-door checks, testing facilities shored up in temple city

14 Jul 2020

Numbers spike, but is the worst yet to come for Madurai?

Death toll in the district crosses 100 mark; experts say caseload in the city is yet to peak; intensified lockdown helps shore up the defences 

13 Jul 2020

Are Madurai markets turning into another 'Koyambedu cluster'?

While sources said that around 300 people at the market areas were tested every day since June 15, district administration and the health officials have maintained an eerie silence over the numbers.

27 Jun 2020

TN govt announces seven-day lockdown in Madurai from June 24, here's the list of what's allowed

While essential services will be permitted with certain relaxations during the period, a complete lockdown with only exceptions to milk distribution and medical services will be enforced on June 28.

22 Jun 2020

Planning to fly during COVID-19 days? You might want to know these guidelines first

​However, those who come under economically poor category would be exempted upon verification by the respective district collectors.

15 Jun 2020

Unlock 1 relief short-lived for Madurai spas, salons as they lack funds to procure COVID-19 safety gear

The State government gave the nod to open salons in early June, albeit with a  set of restrictions and Standard Operating Procedures.

12 Jun 2020