‘Nel’ Jayaraman dies in Chennai, last rites in native place Friday

For the past few months, Jayaraman had been under treatment for skin cancer at a private hospital in Chennai where his end came at 5.18 am today. Continue Reading

Delta Diaries: 3 friends of Tiruvarur help downtrodden victims of Gaja

Something, from within, made the three friends, Pragathees Pandiyan, Anbarasan and Parthiban, rise up from their own loss and put their village, Alathambadi, back on its feet. Continue Reading

HC notice to Centre, TN govt on Gaja devastation and relief

The Madras High Court has ordered notice to the Centre and Tamilnadu government to reply to a public interest litigation (PIL) that sought a detailed survey of the devastation caused by severe cyclonic storm Gaja and rightful compensation. Continue Reading

Electricity staff paid triple wages to restore power in delta dts

The Electricity Department is working on a war-footing to restore power in the delta districts affected by Cyclone Gaja. In a bid to boost the morale of the linemen and other department staff, the government has promised three days’ wages for one day. Continue Reading

By-poll schedule: T T V Dhinakaran calls EC decision ‘strange’

Speaking to reporters at the airport today, Dhinakaran wondered if the Meteorological Department was also playing “politics” as the by-polls were not scheduled due to its report of intense rainfall in Tamilnadu this monsoon. Continue Reading