Couple commits suicide in TN as daughter elopes with lover

The daughter left home last evening, telling her parents that she was going to live with him, they said. Upset over her decision, her mother called a woman relative last night and told her that both she and her husband were going to commit suicide by consuming insecticides. Continue Reading

VIT team wins Rs 10 lakh grant to participate in US competition

A team from Vellore Institute of Technology has been selected and given a grant of Rs 10 lakh by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, to participate in iGEM- an annual event and a competition on synthetic biology and its interdisciplinary fields in MIT, Boston, USA. Continue Reading

Raja Raja Cholan’s birth anniversary at his place of death

The birth anniversary of Raja Raja Cholan, which is celebrated as Sadhaya Vizha in Thanjavur, will also be observed this year at Udayalur, which is said to be the place of death of the Tamil emperor. Continue Reading

TN Idol Wing police inspect ‘fake’ idols at Thanjavur temple

The idol wing of the Tamilnadu police Friday inspected 41 idols at Sri Braghadeeswar temple here, also known as the ‘Big temple’, on complaints that they had been replaced with fake ones, officials said. Continue Reading

Tercentenary of Asia’s first protestant church celebrated

The Tercentenary of the New Jerusalem Church, believed to be Asia’s first Protestant church at Tarangambadi in the district, was celebrated Thursday. Continue Reading

Tiger census begins in TN with new mobile app

The Forest department Wednesday have commenced the official count of tigers in Mettupalayam and Sirumugai forest range in the district, using the newly acquired M-STrIPES mobile application. Continue Reading