8 Irulas held for theft: NGO alleges fake case, torture

Sources said, on February 27, Katterikuppam police took A Sengeni (45) and a 17-year-old boy to the station while they were working in a brick kiln on Vazhudavur Road, Villupuram.

published on : 8th March 2023

To augment income, Pichavaram fisherwomen taught to fatten crabs

NBFGR scientists said the fisherwomen often catch juvenile mud crabs with soft shells, which have low flesh content due to which they do not get enough money.

published on : 8th February 2023

Irula Padma Shri awardees in TN caught in trap 

One of the two awardees, Masi Sadaiyan (45), earns just Rs 2,000 to Rs 4,000 per month for risking his life in catching deadly snakes for venom extraction.

published on : 27th January 2023

2,200 Irulars hold stir in four TN districts, seek house patta

The protesters flagged issues with people from Irular communities not being able to access applications for free patta on online facilities.

published on : 4th January 2023

Helping irulars find solution to ‘serpentine’ issue in Tamil Nadu

TNIE looks back at stories that helped change the lives of many for the better

published on : 28th December 2022

Caste certificate: Irulars stopped from marching to Chennai

A peace meeting was arranged under Cuddalore Revenue Divisional Officer Athiyaman Kaviarasu on Tuesday, but it didn’t yield any results.

published on : 15th December 2022

TN Irulars harvest cashew & hope

There is a lot of excitement in the village after they recently earned a handsome profit of Rs 3.5 lakh.

published on : 13th December 2022

Eleven years after gang-rape, Irular victims await justice

It was in November 2011 that the Thirukovilur police took under custody nine irular men, who lived near Thenpennai river bank at TK Mandapam village, in connection with a theft.

published on : 23rd November 2022

Irular woman takes life after dead husband's friend stalks her  

According to police sources, the woman had lost her husband around 27 days ago to illness and was mourning his death along with their children.

published on : 10th November 2022

Five years on, four Irula families await electricity

Three Irula families in Onnepuram and one in Kappukuzhi,  falling under Doddamanju panchayat in Anchetti taluk, are waiting to get hut power connections for over five years.

published on : 26th October 2022

Leaving a lasting culinary legacy  

We speak to F&B stalwarts who share their memories of Deepak Nirula, the pioneer of fast food who passed away on Tuesday

published on : 8th October 2022

44 Irulas from Krishnagiri suffer without power for 20 years

Forty four Irulas from 11 families in Kamarajar Nagar near Singarapettai in Uthangarai taluk are living without power connection and other basic amenities for over two decades.

published on : 24th September 2022

Rare feat: Irula tribal woman joins TN Bar Association

They helped her enrol for BA Economics at the Government Arts College in Coimbatore and, in 2014, to apply for LLB, a course that she really wanted to pursue for her people.

published on : 20th September 2022

Patchy water supply hits 10 Irula homes in Krishnagiri

School education department officials visited and assured to readmit the students back to school.

published on : 24th August 2022

Parents rescued from bonded labour, four Irulars chase dreams in city college

While Nandhini and Priya want to become police officers, Rajkumar aspires to be an IAS officer. “Becoming an IAS officer is an uphill task for tribal people like us.

published on : 11th August 2022

25 Irular families stage protest against eviction drive

Around 25 Irular families staged a protest against their eviction by revenue officials in Gingee taluk here on Wednesday.

published on : 11th August 2022

Day after fire, officials restore lost documents of Irulars 

Officials provided 14 community certificates and eight ration cards to Irular residents, a day after they lost their houses to a fire at Ilangadu village here on Tuesday.

published on : 10th August 2022

A husband and wife's long journey from brick kiln labourers to business entrepreneurs

A Ayyanar and Baby Shalini run ABK Mayil MAS brand of agarbattis which are now available in the racks of shops across Kallakurichi, Cuddalore, Tiruvannamalai and other parts of the State.

published on : 10th July 2022

Irulas' greenhouse dreams in Tamil Nadu's Pattiyarkovilpathi wilt as government funding dries up

Around 15 families from the tribe are living in temporary tin sheds by the road in Pattiyarkovilpathi, as construction of greenhouses promised to them by the State government is at a snail's pace.

published on : 18th June 2022

Irula tribals deprived of basic facilities in 24 settlements of Tamil Nadu's Pillur

When asked about the delay in implementing the schemes in the area, a district administration official said that approval from the District Forest Office is getting delayed.

published on : 4th June 2022
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