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

Gaja fallout: TN seeks public contributions to help delta dts

The Tamilnadu government is seeking assistance from the general public to help the delta districts get back on their feet after the devastation wrought by severe cyclonic storm Gaja 15 November.  Continue Reading

As brother has swine flu, senior citizen sister commits suicide

According to sources, Sumathi (63), a resident of Nalla Thambi Street, Pammal, was dejected when she found that her brother Seethapathy was infected with swine flu. She immediately chose to end her life. Continue Reading

18 MLAs disqualification case: AIADMK whip files caveat in SC

A second caveat has been filed in the Supreme Court in the 18 AIADMK MLAs disqualification case. AIADMK whip Rajendran filed the caveat in the court this morning. Continue Reading

Getting poll-ready

The ruling AIADMK has announced a list of leaders led by Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam as ‘by-election in-charges’ for 20 Assembly constituencies, including those which have fallen vacant following the disqualification of 18 party MLAs loyal to rival leader T T V Dhinakaran. Continue Reading

Will not go on appeal in SC if by-polls held, says Dhinakaran

The Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) will give up its plan of going on appeal in the Supreme Court in the 18 MLAs disqualification case if by-elections are held to the 18 constituencies. Continue Reading

‘Nel’ Jayaraman who revived 150 rice species suffers from skin cancer

Hailing from Tiruvarur district, Jayaraman is the State coordinator of ‘Save Our Rice Campaign’ and was honoured with Best Organic Farmer Award in 2012 and 2013 from the State Agricultural department and National Award for best Genome Savior in 2015. Continue Reading