Sowmya Mani

Violation of UGC norms on PWDs under the scanner

TNIE had highlighted the struggles faced by M Kamaraj, a disabled rights activist, in getting admitted to Bharathidasan University in Tiruchy for MPhil in 2016-17.

13 Sep 2021

TN disabled activist’s fight against varsity a win for all students

Despite having the zeal to achieve career goals and being fully eligible to choose a path, sometimes, it is the educational institution that is to blame for killing the very dream.

11 Sep 2021

Young Indians more vulnerable to heart attacks, say doctors

Cardiologists say they have, over the last decade, seen an increase in persons suffering heart attacks in their 20s and 30s.

06 Sep 2021

Two sisters set up mental health homes in Tamil Nadu's Lalgudi

Mental health is something seldom spoken about in our society. It is only in the past few years that awareness is increasing.

05 Sep 2021

Hairfall after Covid recovery, new side effect?

Post-recovery side effects of Covid were believed to be a few issues such as tiredness and weight loss. However, patients have now started reporting hair loss, adding to their stress.

22 Aug 2021

'No noise, no pollution, no petrol': Tamil Nadu man makes his own e-bike

Having lost his job to the lockdown, Saravanan has been supporting his family of seven by farming. This left him with some spare time to experiment with machines -- a passion since his childhood.

20 Aug 2021

Canal-like structure possibly of Sangam era found in Pudukkottai, experts excited

The excavation, which began on July 30, is being carried out by the Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) at possibly the site of the only Sangam-era fort in the State. 

13 Aug 2021

4367 mothers, 2205 babies: A story of a unique breast milk bank in Tiruchy

Many mothers say they wish to meet the women who gave breast milk to their infants when they were in need and thank them

05 Aug 2021

This TN teacher goes extra mile to help students who can't afford online classes

The initiative which was started in March 2021 was briefly halted by the second wave of Covid, but resumed in July as she felt the students really needed some help. 

03 Aug 2021

Their generosity in troubled times helped these Tiruchy transwomen find a better future

Starting a food stall is not easy, and the road to achievement has been filled with obstacles for these owners.

29 Jul 2021

These Pudukai villagers opt for an arduous journey to access ‘springs of life’

There are 5,000-odd people in Pudupattinam and most are fisherfolk. Panchayat president Nagarajan said the villagers get water from the Panchayat.

17 Jul 2021

Covid: Survey shows 70% seropositivity in Tiruchy Corporation clusters

In the third phase of a sero-survey conducted in Tiruchy, samples of 70 percent of people from eight 'clusters' (pockets) in the Corporation limits have shown presence of Covid antibodies.

14 Jul 2021

Left with little options, Pudukkottai teenager takes up menial labour to fend for family after parents’ death

Staying in a small hut at Seyyanam in the district with his grandmother and three brothers, it was only last week that the boys submitted a petition with District Collector Kavitha Ramu seeking help.

12 Jul 2021

Covid positivity rate drops below 5% after two months in Tiruchy

After more than two months, the Covid positivity rate in Tiruchy has dropped below 5 per cent.

08 Jul 2021

Private school in Pudukkottai waives fees for second consecutive year

Sivanesan Kandaiah, correspondent of the school, says he took the decision as most of the parents are daily wage labourers.

07 Jul 2021